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Southern Florida’s LiveKill Reveal High-Energy Music Video for New Track “In This Moment”

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Southern Florida’s LiveKill recently announced the release of their upcoming EP, entitled Turned to Grey, out September 28, 2018 via SWOL Records.LiveKill performs an intense, high-energy blend of alternative metal and hardcore styles with deep lyrical messages about the fragility of life itself. Turned to Grey is available for pre-order now via AmazoniTunes, and Google Play. The EP will also be available to stream via Apple Music and Spotify upon release.

As a follow up to the release of their first single and title track, “Turned To Grey”, via lyric video (which in under a month has garnered over 120,000 streams/views via Facebook alone),LiveKill is pleased to reveal their second single, “In This Moment”, and its music video, directed by Alex Morgan (WhitechapelGojiraBad Wolves). Check out the music video now via Metal Wani.

Guitarist John Snell says, “I had rented a pretty amazing white wall studio full of everything we needed to make a great video. On the day we were supposed to film the video, the owner of the studio told us that he had rented the studio to someone else that day! So, I made a few phone calls and literally within 30 minutes, I was able to secure a new location. We walked through the space and found a section with metal framing that had not been completed, and right then Carlos our vocalist came to me and said, “you know this is pretty badass because the song is about being trapped in your mind, feeling trapped with nowhere to go”. The framing gave off a feeling of being in a cell, which really brought out the conceptual meaning behind the song.

I reached out to Alex Morgan to do this video because of his great work with DaathChimairaand Gojira and his extensive knowledge in the world of metal music. We are looking forward to hopefully working on our next video with him! He really made this fun and brought out a great live performance in us.”

Featuring top-tier production and a world-class pummeling from seasoned drummer Kevin Talley (Daath, Chimaira, Suffocation) on the EP itself, LiveKill also features Carlos Guerreros on vocals, Sean Young on lead guitar, John Snell on rhythm guitar, Anthony Laurella on live drums (and in the “In This Moment” video), and Gil Giberga on bass.

For Turned to Grey,the band brought on Alastair Sims of MOTTO Sound (Rush, Three Days Grace) to mix and master the EP, which took place at Villa Studios in Canada. Further building upon the intensity, passion and professionalism of Turned to GreyLiveKill sought the creative talents of artist Eliran Kantor, recognized for his work on album covers for Testament, Soulfly, and SodomLivekill and Eliran worked over a period of five months to complete the vision of guitarist John Snell to capture the concept of how fleeting life is. The art was inspired by the imagery, stories and grief of people who lost their lives in a flash of light – so quickly that they were “Turned to Grey” while leaving their last moment’s impression.

The main inspiration behind the art and EP concept is the lives lost in Hiroshima and more specifically, the story of Shinichi Tetsutani, a three year old boy who lost his life in the atomic bomb strike there. His father buried Shinichi and his tricycle in the backyard, and 40 years later in 1985, dug up his son along with the tricycle, had him properly buried, and donated the tricycle to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. Basing some concepts of the EP on this story was not intended to highlight war itself, but rather that any one of us, in a moment so quick, can be nothing more than an imprint left behind.

Intense New EP, Turned to Grey, out September 28, 2018

Livekill - Turned to Grey album cover

Track Listing:

1) Turned to Grey
2) In This Moment
3) Demons
4) Shadows

Pre-Order via AmazoniTunes, and Google Play

 

LiveKill will perform live on October 19th in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Catch them at the show!

See below for more information:

10/19 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Respectable Street
Show: 7:00 PM
Tickets: $15
w/ Doyle, Natsuki, The Coven

 

LiveKill Online:

Facebook | Instagram | Twitter YouTube

Featured photo (top) by Alex Morgan

 

INCITE Kicks off Headline Tour Next Week, Performing Soon in Your State!

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Kicking Off Friday, August 10 in Austin, TX

Heavy metal purveyors INCITE will kick off their North American “Burn & Shred” headline tour, featuring support from Aethere (8/10-9/8) and Lody Kong (9/14-9/28), next Friday, August 10! Catch them at a venue near you.

This tour is coming to your state!

See below for all confirmed dates:

Leg One w/ Aethere

8/10 – Austin, TX – Barracuda
8/11 – Dallas, TX – Curtain Club
8/13 – Lawrence, KS – Replay Lounge
8/14 – Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
8/15 – Lombard, IL – Brauer House
8/16 – Lansing, MI – Mac’s Bar
8/17 – Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class
8/19 – Rochester, NY – Bugjar
8/21 – Portland, ME – Geno’s Rock Club
8/22 – Providence, RI – Alchemy
8/23 – Manchester, NH – The Jewel
8/24 – Montague, MA – RPM Fest
8/25 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bazaar
8/26 – Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
8/28 – Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
8/29 – Raleigh, NC – The Maywood
8/30 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (Purgatory)
8/31 – Jacksonville, FL – Nighthawks
9/04 – New Orleans, LA – Santos
9/5 – Memphis, TN – The Hi Tone
9/7 – Cave In Rock, IL – Full Terror Assault *
9/8 – Omaha, NB – Lookout Lounge
*no Aethere 

Leg Two w/ Lody Kong

9/14 – San Diego, CA – Space Bar
9/16 – Oakland, CA – Elbo Room Jack London
9/17 – Sacramento, CA – Blue Lamp
9/19 – Portland, OR – High Water Mark
9/20 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon (Funhouse)
9/22 – Boise, ID – The Shredder
9/23 – Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Bar
9/25 – Denver, CO – Streets of London
9/27 – Las Vegas, NV – Beauty Bar
9/28 – Phoenix, AZ – Club Red

Vocalist Richie Cavalera saysWe’re fired up to be hitting every corner of North America on what will be our most extensive headline tour yet! Bringing the metal with us will be Aethere and Lody Kong, so come rage with us. You might even hear a new song or two! Keep it heavy and get ready to “Burn & Shred!

INCITE also just finished the recording process on their next full-length album, which is set to be released soon. Fans should stay tuned for more information on the impending release. Cavalera says, “The new album is a wrap! It’s all about keeping it brutal for all the metalheads. We’ve got an album full of ragers – it’s definitely heavy as sh*t with some new surprises in the guitar shredding department, and our special guest vocalists – which you’ll hear about soon – killed it. We’re pumped to release this album to the world.”

Watch New INCITE Music Videos Here:

Stagnant  | No Remorse  | Life’s Disease

 

INCITE‘s most recent album, Oppression, is available now via iTunesAmazon or Bandcamp.
 

About INCITE:

Over the years, INCITE has toured alongside the likes of Dillinger Escape Plan, DevilDriver, Crowbar, Brujeria, Gorgoroth, King Parrot, 36 CrazyfistsAnaal Nathrakh, Holy Grail, and more. Moreover, they’ve been praised by everybody from Kerrang! and Revolver to ARTISTdirect. In addition, INCITE has reached Top-40-status on Sirius Metal Charts with tracks like ‘Army of Darkness’ and the Devil’s Dozen on Liquid Metal with ‘The Aftermath’. Revolver also named 2012’s All Out War its “Album of the Week” upon release. In 2014, INCITE released what many consider to be their breakout release, Up In Hell, which spawned several singles and music videos. Since then, the band has released a re-issue of their first album, The Slaughter, as well as their most recent offering, Oppression.
 

For more information INCITE, please visit these websites:

Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Minus Head

 

 

Los Angeles-Based Melodic Metal Group Fate DeStroyed Releases New Single, “We Fall”

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Los Angeles-based Fate DeStroyed is a commanding new metal force that was formed and fronted by the talented and alluring Franccesca De Struct. In mid-June, the band released their striking single, “Break Free”, which has since garnered over 250,000 streams/video views via YouTubeFacebook and Spotify combined!

Today, Fate DeStroyed is pleased to reveal the lyric video for their menacing, metallic second single, “We Fall”, cut from their upcoming self-titled EP.

Listen Here via New Lyric Video

“We Fall” can also be streamed via Spotify now and is currently featured on the New Metal Tracks playlist. Other “We Fall” streaming platforms, including iTunes and Google Play, can be accessed here.

Fate DeStroyed frontwoman Franccesca De Struct says, “‘We Fall’ is a warning to those who spend time consumed by regret. It is a song about looking back at the people, places, and choices that we have made and realizing that while we obsess over things we cannot change, the world continues to turn and pass us by.”

Self-Titled EP Coming Soon

Fate DeStroyed‘s upcoming self-titled EP is co-produced by the band and Carlton Bost (Orgy, Deadsy, The Dreaming). More information regarding the release of the EP will be revealed soon.
 
Fate DeStroyed is breaking ground with a fierce take on the metal status quo, with influences ranging from Deftones to Trivium to Nine Inch Nails. Combining raw emotional lyrics and powerful vocals with visceral guitars and driving synths, Fate DeStroyedcreate an audio assault that bridges the gap between hard hitting 90’s industrial rock and modern heavy metal.The band features current and former members of Green Jelly, Matriarchs, The Dreaming, KUZA, 7 Days Away and Dirty Machine.

 

Fate DeStroyed Will Perform on Several Shows This Fall

See below for a full listing of dates:

9/23 – Los Angeles, CA @ 1720 w/ Orgy, The Crowned & Motograter
9/29 – Edwards, CA @ Wasteland Weekend – www.wastelandweekend.com/tickets/
11/24 – West Hollywood, CA @ Whisky A Go Go w/ Wednesday 13, Davey Suicide, Mortis, The Rhythm Coffin & Dusty Mitchell

 

Fate DeStroyed Online:

Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube

Fate DeStroyed is:

Jonni Law – Guitars
Art Diharce – Guitars
Franccesca De Struct – Vocals
Ben Levi – Drums
Nathan Youngblood – Bass

 

Breakout Metal Band A LIGHT DIVIDED to Release Infectiously-Catchy Full-Length Album, “Choose Your Own Adventure”, on October 5, 2018

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Prepare to be impressed! Infectious pop hooks, exhilarating vocals, hair-raising riffs, and unforgettable melodies are only a fraction of what listeners should expect to hear on A Light Divided‘s upcoming full-length release, Choose Your Own Adventure, releasing to the masses on October 5, 2018. Chock full of catchy, memorable anthems that poise A Light Divided to be the next big pop/metal crossover, Choose Your Own Adventure is an essential listen. Choose Your Own Adventure is available for pre-order now in physical and digital formats.
Choose Your Own Adventure album cover

Pre-Order Choose Your Own Adventure Here

A Light Divided features the breathtaking, powerhouse pipes of frontwoman Jaycee Clark, plus instrumentation from drummer Adam Smith, bassist Mike Underwood and guitarists Doug Weichbrodt and Colt Crevar. As proven by their work ethic and determination to succeed coupled with their high-intensity live show, A Light Divided have amassed a growing underground army of dedicated fans. Their unique blend of rock and metal with pop sensibility has landed them opportunities to perform on the Vans Warped Tour and with national acts such as In This MomentRed Jumpsuit Apparatus and Crowbar.

Get your very first taste of Choose Your Own Adventure with the hooky, high-energy new single and electrifying music video for “Fear of Heights”, directed and filmed by Justin Reich of Antimatter Studios. The video was originally premiered by Alternative Press and can be viewed via the AltPress Facebook page or via YouTube.

Watch the Electrifying New Music Video for the High-Energy Single “Fear of Heights”

“As someone who constantly battles with anxiety and self-image concerns, “Fear of Heights” deals with being afraid to get out of your own way when it comes to relationships,” says vocalist Jaycee Clark. “It’s scary being vulnerable enough to let someone into your inner crazy because what if they don’t like what they find? But for the right person, you realize you have to open up and face those fears or you risk losing everything.”

As made evident on “Fear of Heights”, A Light Divided‘s undeniable songwriting prowess is accented by Choose Your Own Adventure‘s lyrical content. The band explores personal, relevant topics – ranging from relationships to mental health – inspired by their own lives and losses. At the age that important decisions they make now could impact the development of the rest of their lives, all five members of A Light Divided put their own experiences to paper on Choose Your Own Adventure, creating a relatable experience for listeners.

“We underwent a lot of major changes since our last record so, it was really important for Choose Your Own Adventure to reflect all of that growth,” says Jaycee. “We constantly pushed ourselves to step further and further outside our comfort zone and ultimately created a record I couldn’t be more proud of. Lyrically, Choose Your Own Adventure deals with topics like frustration, mental health, loss, betrayal, relationships, hope and continuing to fight for what you love despite those challenges. I think everyone has had those experiences at some point and I hope these songs can help someone to see the light in those dark times.”

Choose Your Own Adventure was produced by Kile Odell (Motionless In White, Cane Hill) and Joshua Landry (Letters From The Fire, Motionless In White).
 
New Noise Magazine called the band’s last album, Mirrors“…one of the most dynamic, diverse and important genre-blended alternative rock albums of the year,” but A Light Divided take the potency to a whole new level on Choose Your Own Adventure.

Choose Your Own Adventure track listing:

1. Make Your Luck
2. Fear of Heights
3. Remedy
4. Another Bar Fight In Brooklyn
5. Life Lessons
6 The War We Watched
7. Scars of You
8. Finding Center
9. Sink Into Nothing
10. Plastic Crowns
11. Counting To Sober
12. Armor and War Paint

A Light Divided Online:

www.alightdivided.com | Facebook | Instagram

Featured photo (top) by Rei Haycraft

 

MINORITY 905 Release “Paramore Medley: Entire Discography in 10 Minutes (ft. Jessica Bell)

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Mississauga, ON, Canada – Canadian Pop-Punk band Minority 905 has released their newest compilation video, “Paramore Medley: Entire Discography in 10 Minutes (ft. Jessica Bell).”

“We are all huge fans of Paramore and for the 13th anniversary of ‘All We Know Is Falling’ we wanted to make a special video that fans of the band can watch and remember all of the great moments throughout Paramore’s career up to this point.” – Minority 905

While best known for their popular discography medleys–which include GREEN DAYALL TIME LOW, and BLINK 182–the foursome has also released their video for the single “Dangerous Ambitions,” the title track off of their upcoming, August 24th scheduled album.

Download / Stream “Dangerous Ambitions” Online

Spotify  |  iTunes  |  Bandcamp
Dangerous Ambitions single art

 

About Minority 905

Minority 905 is a pop-punk band founded by then-17-year-old John Aquinoand former members of the band in August 2013. The name was inspired by Green Day’s song “Minority” and Aquino’s hometown of Mississauga, ON, Canada (its area code is 905). Aquino identified with the word “Minority” since he believed that the combination of his ethnicity, personality, and interests were rare in the punk rock scene.

Aquino met former member Aidan Collins on YouTube, after Collins saw a few of Aquino’s covers and contacted him. However, he did not join the band until early 2014 when the band needed a bassist. Collins joined and became the new bassist.

Throughout the next few months, Minority 905 played as much as they could, wherever possible–birthday parties, house parties, local bars, and local venues. Eventually, they were noticed by local producer, Mason Dayot at a show they played in Brampton–which was also the last show the former drummer played. Without an official drummer, Minority 905 went on to record their debut EP titled Luck Is For Losers with Dayot, who played the drums for the record.

Soon after the record released, current drummer Spasimir Vasilev joined Minority 905. Vasilev met the members at a previous show where he volunteered to sing “Blitzkrieg Bop” (The Ramones) with Minority 905. Once again, the band played many local shows and even opened for the bands Such Gold and Transit. In December 2014, they went on a weekend mini-tour with local bands Setback and Triumph Over Adversity.

In 2015, the lead guitarist left the band and Collins opted to start playing lead guitar instead of the bass. Current bassist Steven Wolwyn joined soon afterwards. The band closely worked with Dayot throughout the songwriting process during the early months of 2015 in preparation for the next record, which would be their first full-length album.

In July 2015, Collins left the band due to his family moving out of the city, and Dayot then decided he was going to take over guitar duties; as well as continue to be the main man to produce Minority 905’s album Broken, Not Beaten”

In March 2016, Mason left the band to pursue teaching English in Japan, and current guitarist, Chris Goodfellow joined the band in July 2016.

Minority 905

Minority 905 Online:

Merch  |  Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Instagram

 

OTEP Releases Brand New Album, Kult 45, Today + Reveals Full Length “Making Of” Documentary

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Otep - Kult 45 album cover
Art by PR Brown

Today, iconic rockers OTEP have unleashed their most uncompromising, candid, all-inclusive and controversial assessment of the current residing political regime that they have ever released, the new album Kult 45, via Napalm Records. Order now in digital formats here, and/or CD and vinyl formats via the Napalm Records Online Store. You can also stream Kult 45 in full now via Spotify here.

In celebration of the album’s release, OTEP has revealed a brand new, 20+ minute documentary about the making of Kult 45, performing together as a band, and more.

Watch the New Kult 45 Documentary Here

Otep Shamaya expressed to her fans via social media post: “Kult 45 has been unleashed! We are so proud of this album and so grateful to have such passionate fans and supporters! Thank you for all of your love and devotion to our music and message! Love you guys so much.”

 

“Protest music is alive on well on Otep Shamaya’s new bible for dissenters.” – Alternative Press

Kult 45 sees OTEP at their controversial best, assessing and tackling the issues swimming around the political pool party that currently harbours their capital.” – Metal Wani

OTEP speaks out, savages President Trump and stands tall on Kult 45.” – Salt Lake City Weekly
 
“[OTEP] is a powerful voice for civil rights, for people of color, for the LGBTQ community, for the working class, for animal rights.” – Reading Eagle
 
OTEP‘s message is one that needs to be heard.” – Jamestown Post-Journal

 

Drawing influences from politically-charged recording artists of the past but allowing her artwork to remain fully and undeniably OTEP, Otep Shamaya continues her nearly two-decade invasion of the senses with Kult 45.

Throughout the span of her career, Otep Shamaya has been an undeniable force in bringing awareness via various acclaimed mediums to the social and political injustices felt by various communities and subcultures. For years, publications such as Revolver Magazine have lauded Shamaya for “following in the footsteps of outspoken musicians from folk singer Woody Guthrie to Rage Against The Machine‘s Zach de la Rocha”, dubbing her “one of music’s catalysts for social change”. So, with the political climate as it is today, now it’s the perfect time to impact with Kult 45.

Kult 45 was recorded at The Lair in Los Angeles, completely utilizing the same equipment used for OTEP‘s first album, Sevas Tra (down to Shamaya’s vocal microphone, a SHURE Beta 58), in order to create a sound reminiscent of their roots. Kult 45 was self-produced by Otep Shamaya and Aristotle, with assistant engineering from Larry Goetz, Nicolas Schilke and Lizzy Ostro.

OTEP does not hold back on Kult 45, pointing out all sorts of political duplicities and leaving them in their wake. The band explodes on aggressive, adamant anthems like “Halt Right” and “Molotov”, which act as timely outcries against the recent resurgence of hate groups.Tracks like the in-your-face “Cross Contamination” explore the hypocrisy of the evangelical right giving Trump a pass on his infidelities, and cherry-picking scriptures to fit their ideologies. “Invisible People” approaches immigration issues while pointing a strong finger at Trump, the electronically-charged “Boss” aims to break, fight, and redefine gender roles, “Shelter In Place” investigates the topic of school shootings, and “Trigger Warning” targets rape culture – specifically Stanford rapist Brock Turner -with a vengeance.

One of the last tracks on the album is a true-to-form cover of “Wake Up” – an homage to political music icons, major Kult 45 writing inspirations, and original track recording artists Rage Against The Machine. The album closes with the bonus track “The Tribe Speaks”, featuring recorded voicemails from fans expressing how OTEP‘s music has changed their lives. Shamaya says the voicemails are truly moving and keep her fighting as an artist and activist.

OTEP is on the road supporting Kult 45 now.
See below for all currently confirmed tour dates.

Remaining OTEP Summer 2018 Headline Tour Dates:

7/27 – Cleveland, OH @ The Odeon Concert Club#
7/28 – Findlay, OH @ All American Rock House#
7/29 – St. Louis, MO @ Fubar#
8/1 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Ruins Live&
8/2 – Austin, TX @ Come & Take It Live&
8/3 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live!&
8/4 – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar&
8/5 – San Antonio, TX @ The Rock Box&
8/7 – Mesa, AZ @ Club Red&
8/8 – Los Angeles, CA @ Whisky A Go Go
8/9 – Flagstaff, AZ @ The Green Room&
8/10 – Tucson, AZ @ The Rialto Theatre&
8/11 – Anaheim, CA @ The Parish @ House of Blues&
8/12 – Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver&
8/14 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon&
8/15 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre&
8/17 – Fresno, CA @ Fulton 55&
8/18 – Ventura, CA @ Ventura Theater&

* w/ Dropout Kings & One Day Waiting
# w/ Dropout Kings & Kore RozZik
& w/ Dropout Kings & Ragdoll Sunday

 

OTEP is:

Otep Shamaya: Vocals
Aristotle: Guitars
Drewski Barnes: Bass
Justin Kier: Drums

OTEP Online:

Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Merch
Snapchat: otepofficial

 

Black/Doom/Punk Duo MANTAR Release New Music Video for “Seek + Forget”

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Monstrous black/doom/punk chimera MANTAR have released the official video for another brand new song off of the band’s new album, The Modern Art Of Setting Ablaze, set to be unleashed August 24, 2018 via Nuclear Blast.

Check out “Seek + Forget” here:


In case you missed it, watch the intense new music video for the track “Age of the Absurd” here.


MANTAR The Modern Art Of Setting Ablaze Album Art

New Album, The Modern Art Of Setting Ablaze, out August 24, 2018 via Nuclear Blast

Multi-Format Pre-Orders & Merchandise Available Here

About Mantar

Hailing from Northern Germany, MANTAR have achieved more in five years than most bands twice their age and size. The product of a twenty-year friendship between guitarist/vocalist Hanno Klaenhardt and drummer Erinc Sakarya, theirs is a success story born entirely of one thing: hard work, with three albums, an EP and a live release already to their name. Releasing their 2014 Svart Records debut Death By Burning, an uncompromising clash of stripped-back punk attitude and metal intensity to instant critical acclaim, the band toured relentlessly, gracing stages the world over, including the hallowed likes of Roadburn (NL), Wacken Open Air (D) and Maryland Deathfest (US). They used 2016’s Ode To The Flame, their Nuclear Blast Records debut, to further build upon their incendiary live reputation, conquering not only Europe and the US, but Russia, Japan and South Africa.
The Modern Art Of Setting Ablaze is a title in-keeping with MANTAR‘s symbolic obsession with fire on albums previous; this time disavowing mankind’s tendency to blindly follow those that would lead us into oblivion. This isn’t necessarily a political statement; more a morbid fascination with current smoldering tensions that threaten to set the minds of the masses on fire.
MANTAR recently announced the first leg of their European tour for November/December 2018 – see below for all dates:

MANTAR Tour Dates:

MANTAR, SKELETONWITCH, EVIL INVADERS, DEATHRITE

17.11.2018       Markthalle – Hamburg, Germany
19.11.2018       Musikzentrum – Hannover, Germany
20.11.2018       Hirsch – Nürnberg, Germany
21.11.2018       Turock – Essen, Germany
22.11.2018       Dynamo – Zurich, Switzerland
23.11.2018       KJH Hallschlag – Stuttgart, Germany
24.11.2018       Rockhouse – Salzburg, Austria
26.11.2018       Backstage – Munich, Germany
27.11.2018       Arena – Vienna, Austria
28.11.2018       Explosiv – Graz, Austria
30.11.2018       UT Connewitz – Leipzig, Germany
1.12.2018         SO 36 – Berlin, Germany
8.12.2018         Schlachthof – Wiesbaden, Germany

MANTAR is currently on the road, playing select club shows as well as Europe’s biggest festivals. See dates below:

Cold Summer 2018

27.07.2018         Metaldays Tolmin Slovenia
03.08.2018         Wacken Open Air Wacken Germany
05.08.2018         Sylak Open Air Saint-Maurice-de-Gourdans France
10.08.2018         Sonic Blast Moledo Moledo Portugal
12.08.2018         Bloodstock Derbyshire England
24.08.2018         Kulturkombinat Bunker Rostock Germany

!!!NEW!!!
25.08.2018         Reload Festival Sulingen Germany

Stay tuned for more information coming soon regarding the release of The Modern Art Of Setting Ablaze.

More MANTAR Videos:

‘The Spell’ lyric video
‘Cross The Cross’ music video
 ‘Era Borealis’ stream video
‘Schwanenstein’ stream video
‘Praise The Plague’ stream video

MANTAR Online:

www.mantarband.com | Facebook | Nuclear Blast

 

Hollywood Undead Unveil New Single, “Another Level”

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Los Angeles, CA – Just last month, Hollywood Undead released their hotly-anticipated new track, “Gotta Let Go,” which has already racked up over three million global streams, with the accompanying music video clocking over one million views. Today, the band is proud to release their follow up single, “Another Level,” a fiery, EDM-infused song, saturated with heavy beats and explosive rhythms. Listen HERE, and click HERE to download and purchase the new offering.

“ ‘Another Level’ is self-explanatory,” says Johnny 3 Tears (vocals, bass). “It’s about taking it as far as you think you can possibly go, and then taking it ten steps further.”

The band will close out this summer with festival performances at Impact Music, Heavy Montréal, and Reading & Leeds. A complete itinerary is included below, with tickets available to purchase HERE.

Hollywood Undead is set to release more music this year, with brand new singles on the way. Stay tuned!

Hollywood Undead Tour Dates:

7/28 – Bangor, ME @ Impact Music Festival

7/29 – Montréal, QC @ Heavy Montréal

8/24 – Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival

8/26 – Reading, UK @ Reading Festival

Hollywood Undead Is:

Johnny 3 Tears – vocals, bass guitar
J-Dog – vocals, guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, synthesizer, programming
Charlie Scene – vocals, guitar
Funny Man – vocals
Danny – vocals, keyboards, guitar, bass

Follow Hollywood Undead:

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Metal Frontrunners TETRARCH to Support Butcher Babies on Upcoming “Hot Summer Nights” Tour

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Metal’s most notable recent breakout band, TETRARCH, burst onto the scene with the release of their full-length album, Freak. The album immediately reached strong positions on several iTunes charts – debuting within the Top 200 chart, at #3 on the metal charts and #17 on the rock charts. The single “Freak” has garnered huge response from Sirius XM Octane, and recently hit Top 50 on the Active Rock charts!

TETRARCH is thrilled to announce their upcoming tour with headliners Butcher Babies, featuring fellow support artist Hyro The Hero, dubbed the “Hot Summer Nights Tour”. Individual bands will open each show during the tour. The tour begins next Monday, July 30, in San Diego, CA and will hit a total of 11 dates, coming to an end in Albuquerque, NM on August 15. See below for all current tour dates:

Hot Summer Nights Tour:
Butcher Babies w/ TETRARCH & Hyro The Hero

Butcher Babies - Hot Summer Nights Tour dates

*TETRARCH direct support
^Hyro The Hero direct support
 
7/30 – San Diego, CA – Brick by Brick*
8/1 – Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater*
8/2 – Greeley, CO – Moxie Theater*
8/5 – Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre*
8/7 – Joliet, IL – The Forge^
8/8 – Flint, MI – The Machine Shop*
8/10 – Battle Creek, MI – The Music Factory^
8/11 – Chippewa Falls, WI – Every Buddy’s Bar^
8/12 – Iowa City, IA – Gabe’s Oasis*
8/13 – Springfield, MO – The Outland Ballroom*
8/15 – Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad*
 
Guitarist Diamond Rowe says: “We are so excited to hit the road with Butcher Babies on the Hot Summer Nights Tour. These guys have been out there slaying it for a while now and we are fortunate to be a part of that this time. It’s going to be awesome having Hyro The Hero on the package as well. Overall this is a tour that you don’t want to miss.”

Watch music videos from TETRARCH here:

“Freak”  |  “Oddity”  |  “Pull the Trigger”

Tetratch - Freak album coverFreak is available to order now via iTunesAmazon or Google Play

Merch bundles are also available via www.tetrarchmusic.com and the band’s Facebook page.

Stay tuned for more coming soon from TETRARCH!

TETRARCH is:

Josh Fore – vocals/guitar
Diamond Rowe – lead guitar
Ryan Lerner – bass
Ruben Limas – drums

 

Industrial-Electronic Icons ORGY Welcome Two New Members + U.S. Tour Kicks Off August 17

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Electronic rock icons ORGY recently announced their upcoming “Bring Your Army” tour featuring support from MotograterBrand of Julez and the Crowned, kicking off on August 17 in Salt Lake City, UT. Joining the band on this tour will be their two new members – multi-talented guitarist, singer and producer Ilia Yordanov, and drummer, electronic music producer and DJ Ryan Browne.

New ORGY guitarist Ilia Yordanov (pronounced ileeah) was born in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, and grew up in San Diego, CA and Seattle, WA. Ilia began playing shows at age 13 with numerous bands until assembling his own band, Red Museum, in 2006. The band went on to release four EPs. Ilia moved to Los Angeles in 2008 and has been living and performing there for the past 10 years so he could focus on his acting career, and has predominantly remained a solo artist, producing and engineering his own musical work. Additionally, Ilia directed the video for his single, “Fire in the Middle”, released in 2016. Ilia has also supervised and composed music for film. In addition to music, Ilia regularly performs stand-up at The Comedy Store, and has self-published a book titled, Dirty Mirror Talk.

LA native Ryan Browne grew up playing drums in bands and took his playing to the professional level at 15 by playing for Jive records’ pop duo, Axiz. Ryan attended Berklee College of Music (Boston, MA) and studied drum set, Afro Caribbean hand percussion, music production, engineering and music business. Upon his early graduation, he accepted an instructor’s position at the prestigious Icon Collective music production school back in Los Angeles. Since diving into electronic music production, Ryan has released through Geffen Records, Borgore’s imprint, Buygore Records, Tommie Sunshine’s Brooklyn Fire, Pantheon, and more. He has worked alongside artists such as 2018 Grammy Award Winner Latroit, Sullivan King, Whyel, Warden, and Trentino, amongst others. He has also mixed/mastered music for 2ToneDisco, works closely with Dennis White at White House Music doing sound design and writing for sync libraries, and plays drums for genre-bending hybrid Monstercat/Mau5trap artist Grabbitz. Ryan’s diverse musical palette has earned him consistent support from major electronic publications like NestHQ, Dancing Astronaut, and Your EDM, which puts him in a unique and influential position, ready for an explosive and exciting future.

ORGY frontman Jay Gordon says, “It’s always tough when bands go through lineup changes. When it comes to the fans, sometimes it’s just gotta be done… I needed to upgrade and I knew Ilia would be the way to go for guitar – I had asked him a while back and was waiting on a call back. We’ve worked together in the past and I’m a fan, so I’m glad we waited for him. He is a sick guitar player and can totally sing, as well. He is also an actor… his superior talents will not disappoint.

“Our former drummer Bobby recently opened a music school in Orange County and we are excited for him. With the drumming position open, we quickly found Ryan Browne, a Berklee College of Music graduate and instructor at Icon Collective who specializes in colliding metal with electronic bass music and makes drum videos for his own original songs and remixes. I saw one of his videos and knew instantly that he was the guy we had been looking for. We’re only a week into rehearsals so far and both Ilia and Ryan have greatly exceeded my expectations. This is going to be an epic tour, to say the least.”

 

BRING YOUR ARMY TOUR 2018;
with Motograter, Brand of Julez & the Crowned

8.17 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Liquid Joes
8.18 – Greeley, CO @ The Moxi Theater
8.20 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
8.21 – Oklahoma City, OK @ The Diamond Ballroom
8.22 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
8.23 – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
8.24 – Austin, TX @ 3TEN ACL Live!
8.25 – Laredo, TX @ Ethos Live!
8.26 – Hidalgo, TX @ State Farm Arena
8.28 – Jefferson, LA @ Southport Hall
8.30 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade (Hell)
8.31 – Sanford, FL @ West End Trading Co
9.01 – Tampa, FL @ Brass Mug                                  
9.03 – Concord, VA @ Devault Vineyards
9.04 – New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theatre
9.06 – Stanhope, NJ @ Stanhope House
9.07 – Providence, RI @ Fete Music Hall
9.08 – Amityville, NY @ Revolution Music Hall
9.09 – Easton, PA @ One Centre Square
9.10 – Warrendale, PA @ Jergel’s Rhythm Grill
9.11 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
9.12 – Joliet, IL @ The Forge
9.13 – Highland, IN @ The Room
9.14 – Dundee, IL @ Rochaus
9.15 – Chesterfield, MI @ Diesel
9.17 – Omaha, NE @ Bourbon Saloon
9.18 – Denver, CO @ The Oriental Theater
9.19 – Colorado Spr., CO @ The Black Sheep
9.21 – Anaheim, CA @ The Parish @ House Of Blues
9.22 – Scottsdale, AZ @ BLK Live!
9.23 – Los Angeles, CA @ Club 1720
9.25 – Seattle, WA @ Club Sur Rocks Seattle
9.26 – Portland, OR @ Bossanova Ballroom
9.28 – Las Vegas, NV @ Beauty Bar
9.29 – San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick

 

New Album #newmusic Coming Soon

ORGY recently revealed their latest single, “Army To Your Party”, which you can stream a sample of here. “Army to Your Party” can be ordered now via iTunes, Amazon and Google Play here.

“Army to Your Party” is cut from the upcoming new ORGY album, entitled #newmusic – stay tuned for more details coming soon! The track was mixed by Jay Baumgardner of NRG Recording Studios, and is a full collaboration written by ORGYSullivan King, and Crichy Crich#newmusic and “Army for Your Party” are being released via the joint venture between D1 Music and Pacific Rising Entertainment, a company run by ORGY fan Adrian Stinson that aims to assist artists in making their vision come true, whether they are already an internationally known touring act or just getting their feet wet in the music industry.

“Army to Your Party” is impacting a rock radio now and is also featured on the MX vs ATV All Out video game by THQ Nordic and Rainbow Studios – available now for Playstation4, Xbox One, and PC. Learn more here: https://mxvsatv.com/

About ORGY

ORGY emerged in the Goth music scene in 1998 with their incredible remake of ‘Blue Monday’. The track sold over one million copies and is still selling 20 years later. In late 2005, after the release of Punk Statik Paranoia via D1 Music and Associates, their independent DVD TRANS GLOBAL SPECTACLE via D1 Music /DLC Records, and a promotional tour, the band went on a hiatus to work on their side projects. In 2011, after seven years of demand from fans for new music and a tour, founding member Jay Gordon (vocals) decided it was time to kick things back up and begin recording and touring again in support of ORGY‘s fans.

After several years of releasing earworm singles to the masses, ORGY has proven their long-lasting potency with a refreshed line-up and sound. The modern incarnation of ORGY has been transformed and sees the band poised to re-establish themselves in the EDM, industrial and hard rock scenes. Make no mistake about it, the ORGY brand is not going away anytime soon. As long as the fans demand new music and tours, the band is ready, willing and able to fill their request.

ORGY Online:

www.orgymusic.com
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ORGY is:

Jay Gordon – Vocals
Carlton Bost – Guitar/Vocals
Nic Speck – Bass/Vocals
Ilia Yordanov – Guitar/Vocals
Ryan Browne – Drums