Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the barrio, METALACHI has announced another run of dates through the southwest this fall!
In addition to METALACHI, the world’s first – and only – heavy metal mariachi band, Shark in the Water will deliver a blistering tidal wave of non-stop, raw, gritty surf music.
“METALACHI is pumped to wrap up our tour schedule for 2019 at all our favorite venues across the southwest,” says METALACHI manager Warren Moscow. “This run is something we always look forward to, as the whole southwest corridor has been like a second home for us for years…and this time we are bringing even more insanity to the run with the addition of Shark in the Water to the tour.”
METALACHI‘s most recent full-length album, Tres, was released late last year and features covers of songs originally performed by artists such as Judas Priest, Dio, Journey, Guns N’ Roses, including METALACHI‘s popular cover of the Queen classic, “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Watch the video for “Bohemian Rhapsody,” featuring a cameo by comedian Felipe Esparza, here:
METALACHI with Shark in the Water dates:
11/8 – Denton, TX @ Backyard on Bell 11/9 – New Braunfels, TX @ Billy’s Ice 11/10 – Dallas, TX @ Trees 11/13 – Austin, TX @ Antone’s 11/14 – Austin, TX @ Antone’s 11/15 – Stafford, TX @ Republic Country Club 11/16 – Fort Worth, TX @ Lola’s Trailer Park 11/17 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger 11/20 – Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole 11/21 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room 11/22 – Cottonwood, AZ @ Main Stage*
*No Shark in the Water
Hailing from Hollywood, CA via Juarez, Mexico, METALACHI is a musical/comedy stage show that somehow seamlessly blends the world of Spinal Tap and Cheech & Chong into an over-the-top stage spectacle. The band is comprised of a five-piece ensemble of classically trained mariachi musician siblings, that have been fused together with the power of heavy metal. Fans can expect an unlikely meshing of metal classics from artist such as Metallica, Slayer, Ozzy Osbourne and more with traditional mariachi standards from the likes of Vicente Fernandez and Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan… all played with traditional mariachi instrumentation but with a stage show that strays far from traditional!
METALACHI takes their cues from outrageous stage shows like KISS, GWAR and Rob Zombie with outrageous costumes, stage production, personas and onstage antics. The band features Vega De La Rockha on vocals, Queen Kyla Vera on violin, Kiko Cane on guitarron, Paco Halen on guitar, El Cucuy on trumpet and is managed by mysterious impresario Warren Moscow.
METALACHI has garnered worldwide acclaim for their unique brand of raucous humor and innovative musical mastery, quickly amassing a loyal and diverse fan base of music lovers in addition to gaining praise from music royalty such as Dave Lombardo (Slayer), Vinnie Paul (Pantera, Hellyeah), Eric Wilson (Sublime), M. Shadows (Avenged Sevenfold), Billy Idol, and Howard Stern along the way (fun fact – for the past five years, Sublime has used METALACHI‘s debut album Uno to time their set changes, blasting the entire album over the PA at their live shows). On a previous leg of the current tour, METALACHI was personally invited by comedian George Lopez to perform at the grand opening of his Chingon Kitchen at the Vee Quiva Hotel in Arizona.
METALACHI has been featured on America’s Got Talent, CNN’s Great Big Story, Rolling Stone en Español, BBC’s Outlook via NPR, Huffington Post, and National Geographic, and their music has been heard on FX’s The Bridge and in a TV commercial for DirecTV.
METALACHI has been named one of the 10 best Mexican Metal Bands worldwide by OC Weekly, was named #4 on a list of the top 20 tribute bands based in Los Angeles by LA Weekly, and was voted as one of the best live shows in Southern California by Examiner.com.
Los Angeles, CA – Simple Creatures have released their new single, “One Little Lie,” today, which was exclusively premiered on the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show with Dan P. Carter. Listen HERE. The track is taken from the band’s sophomore EP, Everything Opposite, which is due this Friday, October 11. The effort is available to pre-order HERE, with the official track listing included below.
Simple Creatures are Mark Hoppus (blink-182) and Alex Gaskarth (All Time Low) and evolved from a long-standing friendship and a musical kinship. Hoppus and Gaskarth took a beat from their individual bands to have some fun in the studio, and came away with a new band with a new sound.
The group will also be heading to Australia for The Good Things Festival on December 6 (Melbourne), 7 (Sydney), and 8 (Brisbane). Tickets can be purchased HERE.
Everything Opposite Track Listing:
1. Special 2. One Little Lie 3. Need Me 4. The Wolf 5. NVM 6. Thanks, I Hate It
Today Green Day, Fall Out Boy, and Weezer, three of the biggest acts in rock music, announced they will be heading out on the road together for the first time ever on The Hella Mega Tour presented by Harley-Davidson. To celebrate the tour reveal, all three bands will perform a historic show tonight at the legendary Whisky A Go Go in Los Angeles.
The global tour kicks off June 13, 2020 in Paris and will visit cities across Europe and the UK throughout the month including Glasgow, London, and Dublin. Produced by Live Nation, the 20-city North American outing will bring the bands to some of the most renowned stadiums including Dodger Stadium, Wrigley Field, Citi Field, Fenway Park, and more. Beginning July 17 in Seattle, WA, the outing makes stops in Houston, Miami, Toronto, New York and more, before wrapping August 29 in Philadelphia, PA. More dates will be announced. The Interrupters will appear as special guest on the tour.
“Harley-Davidson and rock & roll have been synonymous throughout history,” said Neil Grimmer, President of Brand for the Harley-Davidson Motor Company. “So it’s only natural for Harley to present the most epic, full throttle rock tour in history!”
Concert-goers will see and experience the newest Harley-Davidson motorcycles, including the fully electric LiveWire and their new, exciting lineup of electric bicycles.
American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Monday, September 16 at 10am local time through Thursday, September 19 at 10pm local time. Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, September 20 at 10am local time through Ticketmaster. VIP packages will be available next week.
Tonight will mark the beginning of a three-day music takeover on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!, with a first ever TV performance of the new music from Weezer followed by Fall Out Boy tomorrow night and Green Day on Thursday. All episodes begin at 11:35pm on ABC and can be found here. Additionally, each of the band’s new songs were serviced to all Rock and Alternative Radio stations today and will be featured once an hour on a three hour loop all day with Cumulus, Entercom, and iHeart radio chains.
In celebration of this announcement, all three artists are also thrilled to announce new singles which will be a first taste of their respective forthcoming albums. All three singles are available now and the respective albums are available for pre-order:
Five-time Grammy Award-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Green Day unleash their brand new single “Father Of All…,” which is the lead track on their forthcoming thirteenth studio album of the same name, out February 7, 2020 on Reprise / Warner Records.
Formed in 1986 in Berkeley, CA, Green Day is one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time, with more than 70 million records sold worldwide and 10 billion cumulative audio/visual streams. Their 1994 breakout album Dookie, which sold over 10 million and achieved diamond status, is widely credited with popularizing and reviving mainstream interest in punk rock, catapulting a career-long run of #1 hit singles.
Entertainment Weekly calls Green Day, “The most influential band of their generation,” while Rolling Stone attests, “Green Day have inspired more young bands to start than any act this side of KISS, and that doesn’t seem to be changing.”
In 2004, Green Day released the rock opera American Idiot which captured the nation’s attention, selling more than 7 million copies in the U.S. alone and taking home the Grammy Award for Best Rock Album. Mojo declared “It’s exhilarating stuff, the kind of record that sets new parameters as to what is possible from a punk rock’n’roll band in the 21st century.”
In 2010, a stage adaptation of American Idiot debuted on Broadway to critical and commercial acclaim and now they’re taking the world stage once again with their new album and Hella Mega global stadium tour. Green Day will also be performing solo dates in 2020- click HERE for all dates.
Pre-order Father Of All… HERE | Listen to “Father Of All…” HERE
Multi-platinum selling, Grammy-nominated Fall Out Boy’s new single “Dear Future Self (Hands Up)” ft. Wyclef Jean will be featured on their forthcoming record Greatest Hits: Believers Never Die – Volume Two, out November 15 via Island Records.
The song marks the band’s first new music since the August 2018 release of the three-song Lake Effect Kid EP, a love letter to their hometown city of Chicago that featured the full version of the band’s previously unreleased title track demo along with two new songs “City in A Garden” and “Super Fade.” In January, Fall Out Boy was featured on the gold-certified track “I’ve Been Waiting,” a collaboration from Lil Peep and iLoveMakonnen.
Fall Out Boy’s seventh studio album M A N I A debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 in January 2018 and garnered a GRAMMY nomination for Best Rock Album. Their worldwide tour in support of the record included a hometown show at Wrigley Field.
Multi-platinum, GRAMMY award-winning Weezer’s new single “The End of the Game,” produced by Suzy Shinn, will be included on their forthcoming 14th studio album, entitled Van Weezer, due out in May 2020. The inspiration for this album derives from the deepest roots of Weezer – metal!
What has metal got to do with Weezer, you ask? In his earliest years, Rivers was a huge KISS fan; Brian was a big Black Sabbath fan; Pat worshipped at the altar of Van Halen and Rush; Scott loved Slayer and Metallica. The last time this vein of harder rock was mined by Weezer was on their much-loved 2002 album Maladroit; Van Weezer is primed to take that album’s sonics many steps further courtesy of producer Suzy Shinn.
“The End of the Game” is Weezer’s first new song since this year’s release of Weezer (The Black Album), as well as their covers album, Weezer (The Teal Album), whose streaming numbers have surpassed 100 million. Weezer has sold 10 million albums in the U.S., and over 35 million records worldwide since their debut album’s release in 1994. Their catalogue has included such mega-hits as “Buddy Holly,” “Undone (The Sweater Song),” “Say It Ain’t So,” “El Scorcho,” “Hash Pipe,” “Island In The Sun,” “Beverly Hills,” “Pork and Beans,” and more.
Pre-order Van WeezerHERE
| Listen to “The End of the Game” HERE
6/13/20 – PARIS, FRANCE La Defense Arena 6/14/20 – GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS Stadspark 6/17/20 – ANTWERP, BELGIUM Sportpaleis 6/21/20 – VIENNA, AUSTRIA Ernst Happel Stadium 6/24/20 – GLASGOW, SCOTLAND Bellahouston Park 6/26/20 – LONDON, ENGLAND London Stadium 6/27/20 – HUDDERSFIELD, ENGLAND The John Smith’s Stadium 6/29/20 – DUBLIN, IRELAND RDS Arena
The Hella Mega Tour North American Dates:
7/17/20 – SEATTLE, WA T-Mobile Park 7/21/20 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA Oracle Park 7/24/20 – SAN DIEGO, CA Petco Park 7/25/20 – LOS ANGELES, CA Dodger Stadium 7/28/20 – COMMERCE CITY, CO DICK’S Sporting Goods Park 7/31/20 – ARLINGTON, TX GLOBE LIFE FIELD 8/1/20 – HOUSTON, TX Minute Maid Park 8/5/20 – MIAMI, FL Hard Rock Stadium 8/6/20 – JACKSONVILLE, FL TIAA Bank Field 8/8/20 – ATLANTA, GA SunTrust Park 8/11/20 – MINNEAPOLIS, MN Target Field 8/13/20 – CHICAGO, IL Wrigley Field 8/15/20 – PITTSBURGH, PA PNC Park 8/16/20 – HERSHEY, PA Hersheypark Stadium 8/19/20 – DETROIT, MI Comerica Park 8/21/20 – WASHINGTON, DC Nationals Park 8/22/20 – NEW YORK, NY Citi Field 8/24/20 – TORONTO, ON Rogers Centre 8/27/20 – BOSTON, MA Fenway Park 8/29/20 – PHILADELPHIA, PA Citizens Bank Park
Los Angeles, CA – Simple Creatures have announced the release of a new single, “Thanks, I Hate It,” today. Stream/download the song HERE.
The track is taken from the band’s forthcoming sophomore EP, Everything Opposite, which is due on Friday, October 11 via BMG. The new effort is now available to pre-order via the following link HERE, and the track listing is as follows:
1. Special 2. One Little Lie 3. Need Me 4. The Wolf 5. NVM 6. Thanks, I Hate It
The group have also recently announced that they’ll be heading to Australia for The Good Things Festival on December 6 (Melbourne), 7 (Sydney), and 8 (Brisbane). Tickets go on sale September 5 and can be purchased HERE.
Los Angeles, CA – In anticipation of their long-awaited debut album, State of Mind, The Faim have unveiled the official music video for lead single, “Humans,” today. The cinematic offering dives into the world of science fiction while also highlighting a visually stunning band performance. The video follows the four-piece as they’re taken captive by a government organization and subjected to tests to determine if they are human or android. To escape, they’ll need the help of someone who’s more than human…watch all the action unfold HERE.
“Creating the music video for our latest single, ‘Humans,’ was our favorite shoot to date,” says Stephen Beerkens (bass/keys). “We worked with an amazing team in Los Angeles, who helped capture the entire video in just one day. The concept represents us searching for both our differences and the things we have in common, which also encapsulates the essence of the song: what it means to be human,” he explains.
Following the release of last year’s debut EP, Summer Is a Curse, The Faim wasted no time creating music for their first full-length effort, State of Mind, due on September 13 via BMG. The album includes eight brand new tracks in addition to previously-released singles, “Summer Is a Curse” and “Amelie.” If you were able to catch The Faim on tour in the U.S. earlier this year, you may have also heard them play “Beautiful Drama” and “Infamous,” two additional fan favorites on the record. The complete track listing can be found below. The Faim will also be unveiling more new music soon in advance of the album release. In the meantime, stream “Humans” HERE, and pre-save State of MindHERE.
The Faim will be returning to the U.S. this fall for a massive co-headline tour with fellow Aussie group, Stand Atlantic. Live Nation’s Ones To Watch and The Noise will present the entire run of dates (25 cities nationwide), which launches on September 17 in Houston, TX. The trek continues to build on the quartet’s global touring momentum, where they’ve sold out their own headline shows, played major European festival staples, and supported the likes of PVRIS, Andy Black, Sleeping With Sirens, and more. Tickets are on-sale now and can be purchased on The Faim’s website HERE. A full list of dates is also included below.
State of Mind Track Listing:
1. Tongue Tied 2. Humans 3. Summer Is a Curse 4. Beautiful Drama 5. Buying Time 6. Infamous 7. Amelie 8. Words Apart 9. Where the River Runs 10. State of Mind
The Faim & Stand Atlantic U.S. Tour Dates:
9/17 – Houston, TX @ HOB Bronze Peacock 9/18 – Dallas, TX @ HOB Cambridge Room 9/20 – Atlanta, GA @ The Loft 9/21 – Tampa, FL @ Crowbar 9/22 – Jacksonville, FL @ 1904 9/24 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre 9/25 – Pittsburgh, PA @ The Rex Theater 9/26 – Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery 9/28 – Boston, MA @ Once Ballroom 9/29 – Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge 10/1 – Detroit, MI @ The Shelter 10/2 – Cleveland, OH @ The Foundry 10/4 – Indianapolis, IN @ Hoosier Dome 10/5 – St. Louis, MO @ Fubar 10/6 – Chicago, IL @ Chop Shop 10/7 – St. Paul, MN @ Amsterdam Bar & Hall 10/9 – Denver, CO @ Marquis 10/10 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Complex 10/12 – Seattle, WA @ The Vera 10/13 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater 10/14 – Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver 10/16 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom 10/17 – San Diego, CA @ Soma 10/18 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction 10/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
The Faim Is:
Josh Raven / Lead vocals Sam Tye / Guitar Stephen Beerkens / Bass, keyboard Linden Marissen / Drums, percussion
Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mondo Cane) and renowned French composer Jean-Claude Vannier, share the final glimpse into their new album by way of the album track “Browning” ahead of the release of Corpse Flower (Ipecac Recordings, Sept 13). Listen to “Browning” HERE.
“Patton and Vannier prove to be a perfect match.” – 8/10 UNCUT
A variety of musicians, both in Los Angeles and Paris, took part in the recording of Corpse Flower with the Los Angeles team including Smokey Hormel (Beck, Johnny Cash), Justin Meldal-Johnsen (Beck, Air, Nine Inch Nails) and James Gadson (Beck, Jamie Lidell). The Parisian players are Denys Lable, Bernard Paganotti (Magma), Daniel Ciampolini, Didier Malherbe, Léonard Le Cloarec and the Bécon Palace String Ensemble. The lyrics for “Ballad C.3.3.” are drawn from Oscar Wilde’s “The Ballad of Reading Gaol” poem, which was initially published using the name C.3.3.
Corpse Flower is available now for pre-orders HERE, including special embossed versions featuring Kenro Izu’s stunning cover photo. The album will be available on 180gram colored vinyl, a CD digipak and digitally.
“With seemingly no end of ambrosial atmospherics and devilish sense of humour, Corpse Flower is sophisticated, adventurous pop music. Seductive and opulent, it also delights in being crass. As proud of its stench as it is of its blooms, the record is perfectly framed.” – 5* RECORD COLLECTOR
Corpse Flower Track List:
Ballade C.3.3 Camion Chansons D’Amour Cold Sun Warm Beer Browning Hungry Ghost Corpse Flower Insolubles On Top Of The World Yard Bull A Schoolgirl’s Day Pink and Bleue
Mike Patton’s resume is virtually limitless, having kicked off his musical career as a teenager in the band Mr. Bungle, joining Faith No More in 1989 and going on to create a smorgasbord of bands and solo releases including Fantômas, Tomahawk, Mondo Cane, Dead Cross, Lovage and Peeping Tom. Jean-Claude Vannier, born in Paris during World War II, The Guardian dubbed him “the sound sculptor in Serge Gainsbourg’s shadow,” referencing his extensive work with the French musician including Histoire de Melody Nelson. His career has spanned nine solo records, countless contributions to film and TV scores, and his influence has been cited by numerous musicians including Beck, Pulse, Portishead, Massive Attack, Air and Tricky.
Mike Patton shall be performing two Mondo Cane shows in Italy during the summer – dates and details below.
Mondo Cane Live Dates:
Aug. 31 – Prato, Italy @ Prato Piazza Duomo Sept. 2 – Milan, Italy @ Teatre degli Arcmboldi
Gothenburg, Sweden – Monolord, who recently announced their anticipated Relapse Records’ debut, No Comfort (Sept. 20, Relapse Records), share a second track from the forthcoming album, debuting the video for “The Last Leaf” via Consequence of Sound’sHeavy Consequence HERE.
“We’re thrilled to work with the brilliantly talented Björn Rallare on this video,” said the band, collectively. “He’s aced the difficult challenge of capturing the post-apocalyptic and apathetic atmosphere of the song. Hope you like it as much as we do.”
Monolord previously shared the nine-and-a-half-minute song “The Bastard Son,” which was met with widespread praise. MetalSucks described the track as featuring: “thunderous, fuzzed out guitar and bass in glorious, brick walled lockstep” and “Sabbathian vocals” while Metal Injection said it’s “chunky-as-all-hell.” Both “The Bastard Son” and “The Last Leaf” are available as instant downloads with album pre-orders. Watch “The Bastard Son” HERE.
No Comfort pre-orders are on-sale now, with several limited-edition vinyl variants, including a Relapse.com exclusive in partnership with Orange Amps, available. The Orange Amps/Relapse offering is limited to 100 copies and features the actual material used to wrap Orange Amps, with the album itself being pressed on neon orange vinyl. The set also includes an exclusive two-sided Orange Amps inspired t-shirt and guitar pick set. To view the various CD/2xLP/CS/Digital offerings, click HERE.
Monolord Tour Dates:
Sep 6-8 Sao Paulo, BR Setembro Negro Festival
All Headline EU Dates Sep 28 – Oct 26 w/ Firebreather
Sep 28 London, UK The Garage (w/ Ufomammut) Sep 29 Sheffield, UK HRH Doom V Stoner Sep 30 Bournemouth, UK The Anvil Oct 1 Utrecht, NL De Helling Oct 2 Brussels, BE Magasin 4 Oct 3 Pratteln, CH Up In Smoke Festival Oct 4 Reims, FR La Cartonnerie Oct 5 Paris, FR Saturday Mud Fever Festival Oct 7 Dortmund, DE Junkyard Oct 8 Nuremberg, DE B-Zau Oct 9 Cologne, DE Helios 37 Oct 10 Mainz, DE Schon Schon Oct 11 Hamburg, DE Molotow Oct 16 Oslo, NO John dee Oct 17 Gothenburg, SE Sticky Fingers Oct 18 Malmo, SE Babel Oct 23 Linkoping, SE The Crypt Oct 24 Stockholm, SE Close Up Baten Oct 25 Tampere, FI Olympia Oct 26 Helsinki, FI Nosturi
All Headline US Dates Nov 4 – 27 w/ Blackwater Holylight
Nov 5 San Diego, CA Brick by Brick Nov 6 Tucson, AZ Club Congress Nov 7 Albuquerque, NM Sister Nov 8 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey Nov 9 Austin, TX Levitation x Relapse Showcase Nov 10 Lafayette, LA Freetown Boom Boom Room Nov 11 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jacks Nov 12 Atlanta, GA The 529 Nov 13 Asheville, NC Mothlight Nov 14 Richmond, VA Camel Nov 15 Baltimore, MD Metro Gallery Nov 16 Philadelphia, PA First Unitarian Church Nov 17 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus Nov 20 Chicago, IL Reggies Nov 21 Indianapolis, IN Black Circle Nov 22 St. Louis, MO Fubar Nov 23 Lawrence, KS Bottleneck Nov 25 Denver, CO Marquis Nov 27 Los Angeles, CA Teragram Ballroom
The band released their debut album, Empress Rising in 2014, with full-length albums Vænir arriving in 2015 and Rust following in 2017. In the years since their inception, they’ve become one of heavy music’s rising stars, with much-chattered about performances at Roadburn, Desertfest and Psycho Las Vegas.
Thomas Jäger – vocals/guitar Esben Willems – drums Mika Häkki – bass
Los Angeles, CA — Dance Gavin Dance frontman, Tilian (Pearson), has unveiled his new single, “Half,” today. The new offering is an emotive electro-pop track, laced with soothing beats and catchy rhythms.
“I started building a studio and I wanted to put some beauty in the empty space. Matt Malpass (FEVER 333, Issues, Andy Black) came over and we made a batch of songs. ‘Half’ was my favorite. Fortunately, Rise Records was down with putting it out right away. I’m looking forward to building up an album’s worth of work over the coming months,” says Tilian.
Fans can listen to “Half” HERE and stream/download the song on all digital retailers HERE.
“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
Tilian’s summer headline tour is also underway, which hits Atlanta this evening at The Masquerade. The slew of dates also runs throughout the southern U.S. before wrapping on the West Coast in Sacramento on Thursday, 8/22. Tilian is touring in celebration 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. Tickets to all of the remaining shows can be purchased HERE, and a full itinerary can be found below.
“Explosive, emotional and absolutely stunning, every single track on The Skeptic shines for an entirely different reason.” — The Prelude Press
Tilian is currently working on his next solo album, with more information to be revealed soon. In the meantime, stay up-to-date with him on his social media platforms below.
“There’s no need for skepticism when it comes to the talents of Tilian Pearson.” — The Noise / Live Nation
Tilian Headline Tour Dates:
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
Progressive metal’s sensational shred quartet Sifting have revealed a new music video and single for the song “Stop Calling Me Liberty.” The video was directed by Zach Perez at Astral Media. Watch it HERE.
“‘Stop Calling Me Liberty‘ is a song we wrote about The Statue of Liberty.” states front man Eduardo Osuna Gil. “Every day our country is pushed further apart, divided by the partisan politics and nothing gets done for the people. I often think about the Statue of Liberty and how she is a magnificent symbol of liberty and unification watching over our country from Liberty Island. If she could speak to us today, what would she say? I don’t really think she would be pleased. I think she’d be pretty damn pissed off.”
Sifting will release The Infinite Loop on September 27, 2019. The album is a masterpiece of progressive metal featuring 70 minutes of mind-blowing Jedi-like musicianship. It was produced by Steve Evetts (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Suicide Silence, Poison the Well), mixed by Jamie King (Between The Buried And Me, The Contortionist), and features a special guest performance by Derek Sherinian (Sons of Apollo, Dream Theater).
The band previously revealed a music video from the album for the first single “A Critical Affair,” which surpassed 100,000 views on YouTube in just 2 weeks. “A Critical Affair” was directed by Alejandro Fumero Gil. Watch it HERE.
Providence, Rhode Island-based modern metalcore upstarts Absence of Despair have made waves in the scene since their formation in 2008, but are set for national acclaim with their brand new album, Desolate, scheduled for release on September 13, 2019. The album features 12 brand new, heavy-hitting anthems that showcase this hard working up-and-coming band’s undeniable raw talent. Ripping, intense metal grooves blended with addictive hooks poise Absence of Despair‘s Desolate as an undeniable metalcore favorite of 2019.
Desolate pre-orders are available here via the band’s website, and will be available via all digital retailers very soon.
Today, Absence of Despair are thrilled to reveal the first single cut from their upcoming album, entitled “Bite My Tongue”. Fans can witness the brand new, high octane music video for the headbang-inducing track now:
Watch New Music Video for “Bite My Tongue”
The “Bite My Tongue” video was shot by Matty LaBonte of Crown Media Collective.
Bassist Rob Bryant says:“The main concept of the video is to not be taken over by anxiety, but to overcome, and breakthrough it. Crown Media Collective did a fantastic job on the video. They were able to purge the anxiety concept well with the static televisions placed around us.”
Desolate immediately bursts into a brutal assault of fast-paced grooves on the album’s opener, “ESC”, and continues to traverse a melodic-yet-darkened metalcore landscape on tracks like “Bite My Tongue” and “Godkiller”. Anthemic tracks such as “Fearless” and “This Reckoning” solidify the band’s keen ability to write unforgettable hooks without sacrificing sinister riffage, while “Lost & Hopeless” provides an example of Absence of Despair‘s more extreme side. Beyond these tracks, there’s even more to love on Desolate.
Vocalist Joe Reynolds says: “Desolate is focused on gaining the strength to look at obstacles in your life and overcome them. Each song represents a different side or emotion of a person and tells the story of what’s going through their head. At the end of the day, we want the listener to find meaning in themselves and the world around them.”
Desolate was recorded, mixed and mastered by Josh Schroeder (For The Fallen Dreams, King 810, The Color Morale) at Random Awesome Studios in Midland, Michigan.
Bassist Rob Bryant says:“Josh Schroeder really brought possibilities to light for us musically, helped shape the songs the way we needed them to be, and brought us out of our comfort zone. He pushed us, and helped us push ourselves into creating what we feel is our most dynamic and heavy hitting project yet.”
Desolate Track Listing:
1) ESC 2) Bite My Tongue 3) Wild 4) Godkiller 5) Fearless 6) Lost & Hopeless 7) This Reckoning 8) Die Primitive 9) Shadowbreaker 10) I Am Catastrophe 11) The Skin We Live In 12) Pathwalker
Absence of Despair will perform at the Providence, Rhode Island date of the Summer Slaughter tour, taking place on August 2 at Fete Music Hall. For more information, visit this link. The band is currently booking fall tour dates in support of Desolate.
Absence of Despair endorses Fishman, GHS Strings, Empire Ears, Coldcock Whiskey, InTune Guitar Picks and Sennheiser.
Stay tuned for more tracks and videos coming from Absence of Despair soon!
Absence of Despair Is:
Joe Reynolds: Vocals Tyler Caruso: Guitar/Vocals Dillon DeSimone: Guitar/Vocals Rob Bryant: Bass Mike Perrotta: Drums