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Torche Stream “Admission” Via Billboard; North American Tour Begins July 8

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Miami, FL – Torche reveal a third track “Admission” (July 12, Relapse Records), debuting the album’s title track via Billboard HERE.

“This is a song where the music and the lyrics are a perfect match,” explains guitar player Jon Nunez in the accompanying article. “It’s as if they were meant to go together. What I was going through at the time really came through in the song, and the music I gave Steve definitely brought out some rather painful emotions for him [regarding] losing loved ones and the process you go through after. You could even hear a quiver in Steve’s voice, and it was like, ‘Wow, this is something we haven’t done before.’ Steve tends to be really secretive with his lyrics. He needed a little bit of a push, but I think deep down inside he wanted to get this off his chest.”

The band has given two previous previews of music from the 11-song album with streams of the songs “Slide” and “Times Missing”. The trio of tracks are available as instant downloads with digital pre-orders. Admission is available in various formats (CD/LP/CS/Digital) with several limited edition vinyl versions already sold out. More information can be found via Relapse’s webstore. Admission’s cover art was created by Richard Vergez, a Cuban-American visual artist, whose work has been shown at No Romance Galleries (TriBeCa), Urban Arts Society (Chicago) and Kids of Dada (London).

Torche released their fourth album, and Relapse Records’ debut, Restarter in 2015. The collection found the band on most year-end best of lists with Entertainment Weekly describing the album as “gloriously fuzzy, sludgy, hard-hitting” and calling the band members “four of loud rock’s most adroit genre-benders.” The Washington Post called Restarterotherworldly” and the Chicago Tribune saying “Torche’s music connects muscle, songcraft and drive in a way that few bands of recent vintage can match.

Torche Tour 2019

Touche Tour Dates:

July 8 Tampa, FL Crowbar
July 9 Jacksonville, FL The Justice Pub
July 10 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506
July 11 Lancaster, PA The Chameleon *
July 12 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance *
July 13 Huntington, NY The Paramount *
July 14 Hartford, CT Webster Theatre *
July 15 Winooski, VT Monkey House *
July 16 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom *
July 17 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls *
July 18 Cleveland, OH Now That’s Class
July 19 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
July 20 Detroit, MI The Majestic *
July 21 Indianapolis, IN Deluxe *
July 22 Grand Rapids, MI Pyramid Scheme
July 23 Palatine, IL Durty Nellies *
July 24 Des Moines, IA Wooly’s *
July 25 Minneapolis, MN Fine Line
July 26 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room *
July 27 Lawrence, KS Granada Theater *
July 28 St. Louis, MO The Ready Room *
July 31 Washington, DC Black Cat ^
August 1 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts ^
August 2 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Bazaar ^
August 3 Allston, MA Great Scott ^
August 4 Providence, RI The Met ^
August 5 Asbury Park, NJ Asbury Lane ^
August 6 Harrisonburg, VA Golden Pony #
August 7 Wilmington, NC Reggie’s 42nd Street Tavern #
August 8 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade #
August 9 Orlando, FL The Plaza &
August 10 Miami, FL Las Rosa’s (FREE SHOW) #
September 21 Asheville, NC Heavy Mountain
November 1-3 Gainesville, FL The Fest
November 9 Austin, TX Levitation

^ (w/ Wear Your Wounds)
# (w/ Whores.)
* (w/ Baroness)
& (w/ Baroness & War On Women)

Touche Online:

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Featured photo (top) by Dan Almasy


French Deathcore Heavyweights Betraying The Martyrs Return to North America for Summer Rapture Tour

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French deathcore heavyweights Betraying The Martyrs will return to American shores this summer for their first-ever headline tour of North America. The “Summer Rapture Tour 2019,” also featuring support from Entheos, Within Destruction, Sentinels and Defying Decay, will kick off on June 28 in Stanhope, N.J.

A Preview of What’s to Come On the “Summer Rapture Tour

We are beyond excited to cover US soil on our first full US headlining tour,” says vocalist Aaron Matts. “To be able to play a full energetic set to an audience that has been with us since day one is an absolute honor for us! Along with a stacked line-up of sick bands, we’re all stoked to get on the road! Come to a show and lose yourselves with us all, see you all in the pit!”

The band recently also announced a new partnership with Chris Adler‘s management company, Kintsugi Management and is working on a new album. Betraying The Martyrs will play new songs from the upcoming album for the very first time on this tour.

Kintsugi is proud to be working with Betraying The Martyrs,” Adler says. “I’m honestly excited to be working with a group of friends with a united vision. Betraying The Martyrs is doing something very special. It’s labeled metalcore because it’s easy to put every band in a box, but in this case, that is a mistake. They have taken time to study and have salvaged and fine-tuned all that I love in metal music. It’s an exciting time for the band. We believe in the guys and there’s an incredible new album soon to drop. The band continues to grow a dedicated, international fan base via their hard work, vision and brutally contagious music. The new Betraying The Martyrs album is going to change the game. I’m sincerely thrilled to be involved with a group of people that focus and deliver.”

Matts adds, “We are beyond excited to announce our collaboration with the legendary Chris Adler and Kintsugi Management. To be on board the same ship as Chris and his incredible team has breathed new life into what we do. Their backing support goes beyond anything we have known previously. It’s truly an honor. With our next release in the barrel and ready to be fired into the world, we could not be any more prepared for the road ahead. We announce our signature to Kintsugi with great pride.”

The Paris-based band’s last album, The Resilient, was released via Sumerian Records in 2017 and showcased a unique songwriting dynamic unrivalled within their genre. Followed by worldwide touring in support of the record, Betraying The Martyrs cemented their position as the European Kings of 21st Century Metal.

Enter to win two tickets to any show on the tour, special merchandise packs, a visit with the band on their tour bus and a soundcheck experience with Betraying The Martyrs HERE.

Summer Rapture Tour 2019 Dates:

6/28 – Stanhope, NJ @ The Stanhope House
6/29 – Frederick, MD @ Cafe 611
6/30 – Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
7/1 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Purgatory)
7/2 – Ybor City, FL @ Crowbar
7/3 – Orlando, FL @ Soundbar
7/5 – Houston, TX @ The Secret Group
7/6 – Ft. Worth, TX @ Tomcats West
7/7 – Austin, TX @ Come and Take It Live
7/8 – Albuquerque, NM @ The Launchpad
7/9 – Mesa, AZ @ Club Red (Small Room)
7/10 – Los Angeles, CA @ 1720
7/11 – Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk
7/12 – Portland, OR @ Bossanova Ballroom
7/13 – Armstrong, BC @ Hassen Memorial Arena
7/14 – Seattle, WA @ Club Sur Rocks
7/16 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
7/17 – Denver, CO @ The Roxy Theatre
7/18 – Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
7/19 – Des Moine, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
7/20 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Whiskey Junction
7/21 – Cudahy, WI @ X-Ray Arcade
7/22 – Joliet, IL @ The Forge
7/23 – Hamtramck, MI @ The Sanctuary
7/24 – Toronto, ON @ Rockpile West
7/25 – Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks
7/26 – Quebec, QC @ L’Anti Bar & Spectacles
7/27 – Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater Underground
7/28 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Kingsland

Betraying The Martyrs burst on to the scene in a stunning 2011 debut, Breathe in Life, and made a huge impact throughout North America and Europe, touring relentlessly on such high-profile tours as RockStar Mayhem Fest and club tours alike.

The 2014 sophomore album, Phantom, and its ensuing tours seasoned Betraying The Martyrs into a venerable freight-train of aggression with blazing harmonies, captivating hooks and bombastic off-time precision. The album also opened the doors to an entirely new audience with the unlikely cover of Frozen’s “Let it Go.”

Betraying The Martyrs Is:

Victor Guillet – Keyboards, Clean Vocals
Baptiste Vigier – Rhythm Guitar
Valentin Hauser – Bass
Aaron Matts – Lead Vocals
Boris Le Gal – Drums
Steeves Hostin – Lead Guitar

Betraying The Martyrs Online:

Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter



Baroness Unveil Gold & Grey Via NPR

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Baroness’ highly-anticipated album, Gold & Grey, is streaming now via NPR HERE.

Baroness Gold & Grey Album Cover
Baroness Gold & Grey Album Cover

The 17-track release which arrives this Friday is described by NPR as “…Baroness has redigested every sound of the band’s career thus far and synthesized it into something greater. Gold & Grey is the sound of a band becoming a universe unto itself.” Mojo dubbed the album “an epic beast,” Stereogum referred to it as “anthemic” and MetalSucks said the collection “perfectly encapsulates how Baroness excel at reaching shining peaks and descending into gloomy valleys.” Baroness have recently been featured on the covers of Decibel Magazine, Kerrang! and Loud!, while Revolver will debut a series of collectible covers later this month.

“This is the most clear representation of the artistic vision I have for the band that we’ve ever done,” explains singer/guitar player John Baizley. “Where Purple was me lyrically trying to work out how to adjust to a new normal, I think Gold & Grey is a more grown-up and more subtle collection of words that reflect how I am trying to deal with the longer term effects of having experienced so many terrible things. I choose to use the band as a place where I can take all of this stress, pain, anxiety, all these realities, and make them something good.”

Baroness is in the midst of a tour of Northeastern U.S. independent record stores, performing acoustically this evening at Philadelphia’s Creep Records, with a full band performance slated for Brooklyn’s Rough Trade on release date. A South American tour is slated for later this month, followed by both North American and European treks.

Baroness Tour Dates:

June 10 Philadelphia, PA Creep Records
June 11 Fords, NJ Vintage Vinyl
June 12 Babylon, NY Looney Tunes
June 14 Brooklyn, NY Rough Trade
June 15 Poughkeepsie, NY Darkside Records
June 16 Boston, MA ONCE/Newbury Comics
June 19 Mexico City, Mexico MX at Lunario
June 21 Santiago, Chile Blondie
June 22 Buenos Aires, Argentina Uniclub
June 23 São Paulo, Brazil Fabrique Club
July 11 Lancaster, PA The Chameleon
July 12 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
July 13 Huntington, NY The Paramount
July 14 Hartford, CT Webster Theatre
July 16 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom
July 17 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls Theatre
July 19 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
July 20 Detroit, MI The Majestic
July 21 Indianapolis, IN Deluxe at Old National Centre
July 23 Palatine, IL Durty Nellie’s
July 24 Des Moines, IA Wooly’s
July 26 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room
July 27 Lawrence, KS The Granada
July 28 St. Louis MO The Ready Room
July 30 Nashville, TN Cannery Ballroom
July 31 Birmingham, AL Saturn
August 4 Baton Rouge, LA The Varsity Theatre
August 5 Atlanta, GA Buckhead Theatre
August 6 Tampa, FL The Orpheum
August 7 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
August 9 Orlando, FL Plaza Live
August 10 Jacksonville, FL 1904 Music Hall
August 11 Charleston, SC The Music Farm
August 13 Charlotte, NC The Underground
August 14 Asheville, NC The Orange Peel
August 16 Richmond, VA The National
August 17 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Sound Stage
September 23 Newcastle, UK O2 Academy
September 24 Glasgow, UK O2 Academy
September 26 London, UK O2 Academy Brixton
September 28 Bristol, UK O2 Academy
September 30 Birmingham, UK O2 Academy
October 1 Manchester, UK O2 Apollo
October 3 Belfast, UK Ulster Hall
October 4 Dublin, IE Olympia Theatre
October 6 Paris, FR L’Olympia
October 7 Luxembourg, LU Rockhal
October 9 Madrid, ES La Riviera
October 10 Lisbon, PT Coliseum
October 12 Barcelona, ES Razzmatazz
October 14 Milan, IT Fabrique
October 29 Warsaw, PL Torwar Arena
October 31 Prague, CZ O2 Universum
November 1 Berlin, DE Mercedes-Benz Arena
November 3 Stuttgart, DE Schleyerhalle
November 5 Zurich, CH Hallenstadion
November 7 Frankfurt, DE Festhalle
November 8 Munich, DE Olympiahalle
November 10 Leipzig, DE Arena Leipzig
November 11 Hamburg, DE Barclaycard Arena
November 14 Cologne, DE Lanxess Arena
November 17 Vienna, AT Stadhalle
November 19 Amsterdam, NL Ziggo Dome
November 21 Antwerp, BE Lotto Arena
November 27 Helsinki, FI Hartwall Arena
November 29 Stockholm, SE Tele2 Arena

Baroness received a GRAMMY® Award nomination for the song “Shock Me” (from the 2015 album, Purple) in the “Best Metal Performance” category. Purple saw worldwide praise with Pitchfork saying it features “some of the biggest, strongest songs Baroness has ever written” and Mojo proclaimingBaroness have delivered their masterpiece.” The album received numerous year end accolades including “Shock Me” at #10 on Entertainment Weekly’s Top 40 Songs of 2015, #6 on Pitchfork’s Best Metal Albums of 2015 and #7 on Rolling Stone’s 20 Best Metal Albums of 2015. The band’s catalog of studio recordings is: Gold & Grey (2019), Purple (2015), Yellow & Green (2012), Blue Record (2009), Red Album (2007), A Grey Sigh in a Flower Husk (Split LP, 2007), Second (EP, 2004) and First (EP, 2004).

Baroness Is:

John Baizley (vocals/guitar)
Gina Gleason (guitar)
Nick Jost (bass)
Sebastian Thomson (drums)

Baroness Online:

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YouTube | Instagram



3Teeth Debut “Affluenza” via Metal Injection

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Los Angeles – 3Teeth share a third track from their forthcoming album, Metawar (July 5, Century Media), streaming the song “Affluenza” via Metal Injection.

“’Affluenza’ is the all-consuming epidemic of our time. It’s a socially transmitted disease that infects via the prosthetic digital nervous system when exposed to the conspicuous consumption based infotoxins emitted from Kim Kardashian’s ass.” – Alexis Mincolla

Watch more 3Teeth videos:

Exxxit | American Landfill

Singer Alexis Mincolla, in a recent interview with Kerrang!, discussed the NSFW clip for “Exxxit” and the concept behind the song and accompanying video, saying, “I wanted to kind of show this play off self-destruction as a form of liberation. Because I think that’s constantly what people are doing. People work Monday through Friday, 9-5, and then Friday 5 o’clock hits and we just want to get fucking obliterated.

Metawar pre-orders, which include an immediate download of “American Landfill” and “Exxxit,” are available now HERE.

3Teeth have a busy summer ahead of them, aside from the July 5 release of Metawar, the Los Angeles-based band head to Europe, joining Ministry for a two-week trek, followed by a month of North American headlining shows (dubbed the “Metatour”).

3Teeth Tour Dates:

June 30 Berlin, Germany Huxleys
July 2 Bristol, UK SWX
July 3 Glasgow, UK SWG3 Studio Warehouse
July 4 Birmingham, UK O2 Institute
July 6 London, UK O2 Shephard’s Bush Empire
July 7 Paris, France La Machine du Moulin Rouge
July 9 Oberhausen, Germany Kulttempel
July 10 Prague, Czech Republic Roxy
July 11 Budapest, Hungary A38
July 15 Salt Lake City, UT Metro Music Hall
July 16 Denver, CO Marquis Theater
July 18 Lincoln, NE Bourbon Theatre
July 19 Kansas City, MO Riot Room
July 20 St. Louis, MO Fubar
July 22 Minneapolis, MN Studio B @ Skyway Theatre
July 23 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon
July 24 Chicago, IL Reggies Rock Club
July 25 Detroit, MI El Club
July 26 Columbus, OH A&R Music Bar
July 28 Montreal, QC Heavy Montreal
July 29 Toronto, ON Velvet Underground
July 31 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall
August 1 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
August 2 Philadelphia, PA Voltage Lounge
August 3 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Sound Stage
August 4 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506
August 5 Nashville, TN Exit/In
August 7 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade (Hell)
August 8 New Orleans, LA The Parish at House of Blues
August 9 Houston, TX Scout Bar
August 10 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
August 11 Austin, TX Empire Control Room
August 14 Tucson, AZ 191 Toole
August 15 Phoenix, AZ The Rebel Lounge
August 16 San Diego, CA Brick by Brick
August 17 Los Angeles, CA Teragram Ballroom
August 18 San Francisco, CA Slim’s
June 30 to July 11 w/Ministry

Author & Punisher opens July 15 to August 14
GosT opens July 15 to August 5

3Teeth released their self-titled debut album in 2014, seeing the 14-track collection top the iTunes electronic charts and gaining the outfit widespread attention, both amongst music lovers and musicians, leading to the band’s opening slot on two legs of Tool’s 2016 North American tour. Once off the road, 3Teeth locked themselves in the studio, releasing their sophomore album, <shutdown.exe>, in the Spring of 2017. The album debuted at #23 on Billboard, and took the band across North America and Europe — headlining, and supporting acts such as Rammstein and Danzig.

3Teeth is:

Alexis Mincolla (vocals)
Xavier Swafford (keyboards)
Andrew Means (modular synth/bass)
Chase Brawner (guitar)
Justin Hanson (drums)

3Teeth Online:

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram


Featured photo (top) by Sequoia Emmanuelle


Acid King Mark 20th Anniversary of Landmark Doom Album, Busse Woods, with U.S. Tour

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San Francisco – “S.F. stoner luminaries” (Decibel) Acid King mark the 20th anniversary of their landmark doom album, Busse Woods, with a nationwide tour that sees the pioneering trio play the 1999 album in its entirety.

“For the old fans that bought this record twenty years ago, I hope they’re excited to hear the songs all played for the first time like this,” said singer/guitar player Lori S.. “By the same token, I hope that a lot of new fans who haven’t heard it live also have a special experience. We’re going out of our way to make it special for everyone. It’s what Acid King was always meant to be.”

The tour news arrives alongside word that RidingEasy Records will reissue the six-song release on Aug. 30. The remastered vinyl release is available in multiple colors with in-depth liner notes and never before seen photos.

Acid KingBusse Woods 20th Anniversary Tour” Dates:

September 20 Portland, OR Northwest Hesh Fest (Star Theater)
September 21 Seattle, WA Highline
September 23 Denver, CO Marquis Theater
September 24 Omaha, NE Slowdown
September 25 St. Paul, MN Turf Club
September 26 Chicago, IL Reggies
September 27 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop
September 28 Buffalo, NY Mohawk Place
September 29 Boston, MA Sonia
September 30 Brooklyn, NY Knitting Factory
October 1 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda’s
October 2 Richmond, VA Richmond Music Hall
October 3 Raleigh, NC Kings
October 4 Asheville, NC Mothlight
October 5 Atlanta, GA 529 Club
October 6 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jacks
October 7 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey
October 9 Albuquerque, NM Sister Bar
October 10 Mesa, AZ Club Red
October 11 Los Angeles, CA The Satellite
October 12 San Francisco, CA The Chapel

View the trailer for the “Busse Woods 20th Anniversary TourHERE:

Tickets are on-sale this Thursday, May 23, at 10 am local time.

Busse Woods, initially released via Frank Kozik’s Man’s Ruin label, still exudes the same sense of mysticism it did upon its 1999 debut. Lori and bandmates Joey Osbourne [drums] and Brian Hill [bass] entered a practice space to write the full-length follow-up to their debut Down with the Crown but behind the scenes, the band and its members were suffering through both professional and personal tumult. The chaotic backdrop led to limited promotion for Busse Woods with some of the songs never having been played live. Over the years, new generations of fans have discovered the album, earning it a reputation as a must-have for lovers of stoner and doom. Acid King returned in 2015 with Middle of Nowhere, Center of Everywhere, an album Stereogum placed in their Top 15 Metal Albums of the year, saying the collection is “a 53-minute celebration of a band at the height of its powers.”

Busse Woods is so potent that by the time you finish listening to opener ‘Electric Machine,’ your eyes are bloodshot.” – The Obelisk

Acid King Online:

Website | Facebook | Instagram

Featured photo (top) by Raymond Ahner

Tilian Pearson Announces Summer U.S. Headline Tour

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Los Angeles, CA – Dance Gavin Dance frontman, Tilian (Pearson), has announced a new batch of summer headline tour dates for 2019. Tilian will be heading back out on the road in support of his latest album, The Skeptic (Sept. 2018 via Rise Records), which hit the #1 spot on Billboard’s Alternative New Artist chart and racked up 1.5 million total streams in just its first week alone.

“On his new album, the singer affirms that no matter how many years go by, a true artist can always find a new frontier, not just to explore, but to conquer. –Alternative Press

The 23-date trek kicks off in Denver on Friday, July 26 and wraps in Sacramento on Thursday, August 22. The run also hits major cities including Philadelphia, Atlanta, and Los Angeles. Landon Tewers (The Plot in You), Brent Walsh (I the Mighty), and RIVALS are confirmed to open for Tilian and will provide support on all dates. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, 5/24 at 11am local time and can be purchased HERE. VIP tickets also just became available to fans and are available at the same link. Don’t miss seeing Tilian live – a full list of shows can be found below.

“There’s no need for skepticism when it comes to the talents of Tilian Pearson.” –The Noise / Live Nation

Tilian Tour Dates:

7/26 – Denver, CO @ The Marquis
7/27 – Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
7/28 – Joliet, IL @ The Forge
7/30 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Stache
7/31 – Lakewood, OH @ The Foundry
8/1 – Buffalo, NY @ Rec Room
8/2 – Somerville, MA @ ONCE
8/3 – Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory
8/4 – Asbury Park, NJ @ House of Independence
8/6 – Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge
8/7 – Richmond, VA @ Canal Club
8/8 – Greensboro, NC @ Blind Tiger
8/9 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
8/10 – Orlando, FL @ The Abbey
8/11 – Jacksonville, FL @ 1904 Music Hall
8/13 – Lake Park, FL @ Kelsey Theatre
8/14 – Tampa, FL @ Orpheum
8/16 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
8/17 – Houston, TX @ Secret Group
8/18 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
8/20 – Phoenix, AZ @ Pub Rock
8/21 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour
8/22 – Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver

Stream and Download The Skeptic:

Spotify | Apple Music | Amazon
Google Play | TIDAL | Deezer

“Explosive, emotional and absolutely stunning, every single track on The Skeptic shines for an entirely different reason.” –The Prelude Press

Stay tuned for more information on Tilian’s solo endeavors, and keep up with him on his social media platforms below.

TilianOnline:

Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube


All Souls Announced As Support For Upcoming Tool Tour

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Los Angeles – All Souls, the Los Angeles based band who released their “gritty” (New Noise) and “epic” (Revolver) self-titled debut album in 2018, have been tapped to support Tool on their upcoming U.S. tour. Watch their video for “Never Know” from their debut album HERE.

Stream All Souls:

Spotify

Meg Castellanos (bass/vocals) said of All Souls being offered the coveted slot: “When one of the most epic bands in the history of music asks you to tour with them what do you say? We couldn’t be more thrilled. We are incredibly honored to be chosen… our heads are still spinning!”

The live pairing isn’t the first time the All Souls’ band members have crossed paths with Tool, having had Tool drummer Danny Carey play on the track “Sadist/Servant,” which appeared on All Soul’s nine-song album.

All Souls/Tool Tour Dates:

May 7 Birmingham, AL Legacy Arena at the BCC
May 8 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center
May 10 Hampton, VA Hampton Coliseum
May 13 St. Louis, MO Enterprise Center
May 14 Kansas City, MO Spring Center
May 16 Lincoln, NE Pinnacle Bank Arena
May 17 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena

All Souls Is:

Antonio Aguilar (vocals/guitar)
Meg Castellanos (bass/vocals)
Erik Trammell (guitar)
Tony Tornay (drums)

All Souls Online:

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram


Feature photo (top) by James Rexroad




Chase Atlantic Announce Summer North American Headline Tour

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Los Angeles, CA — Emerging alt-pop trio, Chase Atlantic, have announced a massive headline tour across North America this summer. Presented by Live Nation’s Ones To Watch and The Noise, the 29-date trek launches in Philadelphia on Friday, June 14 and hits major cities including Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto, and New York before wrapping in Silver Spring, MD on Thursday, July 25. Lauren Sanderson will also provide direct support on all shows. The fan pre-sale commences on Tuesday, April 9 at 10am local time and will conclude on Thursday, April 11 at 10pm local. More information can be found on the band’s website and social media platforms. The general public on-sale begins on Friday, April 12 at 10am local, with tickets available to purchase HERE. The full touring itinerary can be found below as well. 

Sophomore Album, Phases, out June 28 via BMG/MDDN

Chase Atlantic is also pleased to announce the release of their highly-anticipated sophomore album, Phases, out Friday, June 28 via BMG/MDDN. The record serves as a follow up to their latest EP, DON’T TRY THIS (Jan. 2019), and their self-titled debut effort (2017).

“We made this album because we wanted to drastically pivot the angle in which pop culture is viewed and ultimately digested,” says lead vocalist, Mitchel Cave.“Throughout our career so far, Chase Atlantic has always been represented as a ‘go to’ for unique and complex music with high sonic value. We’ve been able to fuse genres and aesthetic together to create a defined nocturnal bliss of our own, blending dreamy melodies with moody progressions, all the while touching on subjects from drug abuse to romantic pieces.” 

“This album feels as though it is truly a work of astronomical measures,” he adds. “It’s the first time we were able to honestly and openly hone into something so monumentally special and raw without compromising even an inch of our integrity as artists. We’ve developed a completely new sound within a matter of months that has never been tapped into before. Chase Atlantic is now dwelling within a realm of its own; it’s both scarily isolating and blissfully euphoric at the same time. Welcome to a whole new era.” 

The official track listing and more details about Chase Atlantic’s forthcoming album will be revealed soon. Stay tuned for more news to come.    

Chase Atlantic Headline Tour Dates:

6/14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
6/15 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater
6/17 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
6/18 – Nashville, TN @ Exit / In
6/19 – Charlotte, NC @ The Underground
6/21 – Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theatre
6/22 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
6/24 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
6/25 – Austin, TX @ Scoot Inn
6/27 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
6/28 – Los Angeles, CA @ Regent Theater
6/29 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades 
7/01 – San Francisco, CA @ August Hall
7/02 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
7/03 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre
7/05 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
7/06 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
7/08 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
7/09 – Lawrence, KS @ The Granada
7/11 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
7/13 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
7/15 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
7/16 – Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe at Old National Centre
7/18 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
7/19 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
7/20 – Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
7/22 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
7/23 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
7/25 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore

About Chase Atlantic:

Chase Atlantic personally write and produce all of their own music, which helped the three-piece build a strong following in Australia during their teenage years. Their stylish, distinctive sound, along with their viral single, “Friends,” captured the attention of Good Charlotte’s Joel and Benji Madden, who subsequently signed them to their esteemed music company, MDDN, in 2015. Since then, the three-piece has seen rapid success – headlining and selling out shows globally, including tours with Blackbear, Sleeping With Sirens, and Lights. Their explosive live performances have also landed slots at notable festivals including Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Firefly, Reading & Leeds, and the final run of Vans Warped Tour. 

Music Videos

Numb To The Feeling | SWIM | Okay | Keep It Up | Why Stop Now | Cassie | Triggered | Into It | Church | Obsessive | Like A Rockstar

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Chase Atlantic Is:

Mitchel Cave / vocals, bass guitar
Clinton Cave / lead guitar, saxophone, programming
Christian Anthony / rhythm guitar, vocals

Chase Atlantic Online:

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Instagram | YouTube

Featured photo (top) by Ryan Watanabe

Progressive Metal Quartet Valence Reveals Jam-Influenced, Eclectic New Track, “Walrus”

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New York-based progressive metal fusion quartet Valence recently announced the release of their upcoming album, Cognitive Dissidents, out April 12, 2019. Expertly fusing genres like metal, rock, jam, classical, jazz, and more, Valence‘s varied, yet cohesive, influences offer every listener a passport to a new state of mind that is cerebral and emotive, while not sacrificing accessibility.

Today, Valence have revealed a third new track from Cognitive Dissidents, entitled “Walrus“, which is available to stream via New Noise Magazine HERE.

Guitarist Geoffrey Schaefer says about the track: “‘Walrus‘ is one of the more eclectic songs on Cognitive Dissidents that really highlights the way we incorporate jam band influences in with the progressive metal. You can really hear this about two and a half minutes into the song, as well as with the section that comes about five minutes in. It’s also one of the longer songs on the album, but one that we don’t think feels long.”

Check out other videos featuring tracks from Cognitive Dissidents :

“Damnit, Lana!” Music Video
“Preferred Nomenclature” Full Band Playthrough

Cognitive Dissidents, the ambitious follow up to their Independent Music Award-winning 2014 EP, Laser Baron, was recorded and produced at Westfall Studios in Long Island, NY.

Valence wastes no time in launching Cognitive Dissidents intro the stratosphere with lead single “Damnit, Lana!” (linked above), setting the course for what is about to be one hell of a ride. Rock technicality blends into a seductive Latin fusion-inspiredsection driven by multi-talented percussionist Chris Romano, only to finish as an unrelenting metal opus. “II. Calmer Than You Are” shows the softer side of Valence, illustrating a synth-laden soundscape led by bassist Wilhelmus Sapanaro. The band continue to flex their tech-muscles on tracks like “III. Preferred Nomenclature“, in which guitarists Michael Buonanno and Geoffrey Schaefer burn through over five minutes of deft ebb and flow – fluxing between absolute mano-a-mano, battle-like shreddery, deep grooves and classically-influenced passages. “Walrus“, amid its journey, provides an unexpected mid-track jam trip before the album closes with “Red Sky at Morning” – a 14+ minute sonic escapade that can only be described as positively monumental.

Rather than utilizing samples, bassist Wilhelmus Sapanaro performed upright bass and cello and guitarist Michael Buonanno performed violin and viola on Cognitive Dissidents to maintain an organic sound.

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Valence Cognitive Dissidents Album Art

Cognitive Dissidents track listing:

1. Damnit, Lana!
2. Prelude: Parlance of Our Time
3. I. If You’re Not into the Whole Brevity Thing
4. II. Calmer Than You Are
5. III. Preferred Nomenclature
6. Walrus
7. Red Sky at Morning

Valence has performed across the eastern United States and Canada with artists like Scale The Summit, Sarah Longfield, Consider The Source, Felix Martin and more, and will soon expand their national footprint later in 2019. In the meantime, Valence has several U.S. performances booked this winter and spring. See below for all confirmed tour dates:

Valence Tour Dates:

4/13 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ Darkside Records – Record Store Day
4/26 – Holbrook, NY @ Rams American Pub
4/28 – Philadelphia, PA @ Milkboy
4/29 – Orange, VA @ 3 B’s Bar & Grille
5/1 – Raleigh, NC @ Slims
5/2 – Atlanta, GA @ Smith’s Olde Bar
5/3 – Asheville, NC @ Odditorium
5/24 – Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus w/ Black Crown Initiate // Album Release Show

Visit this Facebook event for a listing of these shows.

“…Valence is a style unto themselves, and listening to them is more about a direct connection to the moment than a study of any genre.”
William Berger, Author, Wagner Without Fear et al.;
Producer and Commentator, the Metropolitan Opera

“Ever watch a band enjoy themselves so much while playing live, that their mood becomes Infectious? It’s literally impossible not to smile while these dudes are having the best time on stage. It also helps that they can all super shred on their instruments too.”
Metal Injection

“If you love some of the acrobatic, complex, and heavy material of current acts like Scale the Summit, Between the Buried and Me and Animals as Leaders, this is a band you need to check out.”
Sea of Tranquility

“When we hear prog, we actually expect the music to suck hard like a mouthful of coarse-grade sandpaper, because we know it’s a clever ruse. It’s a way for many failed musicians to pretend they have relevance. Valence, however, have given us more to expect out of this “prog” thing…”
Deaf Sparrow

Valence Is:

Michael Buonanno – Guitar, Violin, Viola
Geoffrey Schaefer – Guitar
Wilhelmus Sapanaro – Bass, Upright Bass, Cello
Chris Romano – Drums

Valence Online:

Website | Facebook | Bandcamp | YouTube

Featured photo (top) by Marissa Rodriguez of Scryer Photo


The Faim Share Fiery New Pop-rock Track, “Amelie”

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Los Angeles, CA —The Faim have shared another brand new song,“Amelie,” in anticipation of their forthcoming debut album, which is due in September. “Amelie” is an explosive pop-rock anthem that follows the release of “Fire,” the first track from the record that dropped in January. “Fire” received critical acclaim in the press and landed on notable playlists including Spotify’s New Noise and Pop Rock Shot, as well as Apple Music’s Breaking Alternative in 40 countries worldwide.

According to frontman Josh Raven, “The concept behind Amelie draws on the idea that everyone is born the same, but we become the people we are due to the influence of our surroundings. These influences can affect us both positively and negatively, but only we control the way we react to them.” Stream and download “Amelie” on all digital platforms HERE

The official music video for “Amelie” is also out today, which captures The Faim on their first ever headline tour of Europe and Australia, where the majority of shows sold out completely or were upgraded due to popular demand. This achievement marks a huge milestone in the group’s career, considering they played their first live shows just over a year ago. Watch the new video HERE

North American Tour Dates With Andy Black Kick Off
Sunday, April 7 in Sacramento

The Faim will be heading back to North American in April and May for their massive tour supporting Black Veil Brides’ frontman, Andy Black, on his solo headline run. The 28-date trek launches on Sunday, April 7 in Sacramento and concludes in Virginia Beach on Friday, May 17. The band will also play in major cities and venues along the tour includingThe El Rey in Los Angeles, The Gramercy Theatre in New York City, and Metro in Chicago. The four-piece was also just confirmed to play Reading & Leeds Festivals in the U.K. for the second year in a row, sharing the BBC Radio 1 Stage with Bastille, CHVRCHES, The Story So Far, and more. A full list of dates can be found below, and all tickets are available to purchase HERE

New music from The Faim is on the way, with more details about their debut album to be revealed soon. Stay tuned and keep up with the band on social media below.

Andy Black Admat 2019 (feat The Faim)

The Faim Tour Dates Supporting Andy Black:

4/7/19 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
4/9/19 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
4/10/19 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
4/12/19 – Las Vegas, NV @ Vinyl
4/13/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
4/14/19 – Mesa, AZ @ The Nile Theatre
4/16/19 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
4/17/19 – Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre
4/19/19 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
4/20/19 – San Antonio, TX @ The Rock Box
4/22/19 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
4/23/19 – Orlando, FL @ The Plaza Live
4/25/19 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
4/26/19 – Greensboro, NC @ The Blind Tiger
4/29/19 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre
4/30/19 – Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
5/1/19 – New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theatre
5/3/19 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
5/4/19 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes
5/6/19 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Elevation
5/7/19 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
5/8/19 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
5/10/19 – Cleveland, OH @ Phantasy Nightclub
5/11/19 – Detroit, MI @ The Majestic
5/13/19 – Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
5/15/19 – Montreal, QC @ L’Astral
5/16/19 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
5/17/19 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Elevation 27

Festival Appearances:

8/17/19 – St. Polten, Austria @ FM4 Frequency Festival
8/23/19 – Leeds, U.K. @ Leeds Festival (BBC Radio 1 Stage)
8/25/19 – Reading, U.K. @ Reading Festival (BBC Radio 1 Stage)

The Faim Is:

Josh Raven / Lead vocals
Sam Tye / Guitar
Stephen Beerkens / Bass, keyboard
Linden Marissen / Drums, percussion

The Faim Online:

Website | Facebook | Twitter
Instagram | YouTube

 

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Feature photo (top) by Jonathan Weiner