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Emerging Modern Metal Outfit Absence of Despair to Release New Album, “Desolate”, on 9-13-19

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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.

Desolate album artwork

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

Absence of Despair Online:

Website | Facebook | Twitter
Instagram | YouTube

Featured photo (top) by Eric Hooker (Hook U Photography)

The Faim Reveal New Single, “Humans,” from Upcoming Debut Album

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First Full-length Record, State of Mind,
to Be Released September 13 via BMG

Los Angeles, CA — The Faim have shared “Humans,” the first single from their forthcoming debut album, State of Mind, which will be released on Friday, September 13 via BMG. The track was produced with Patrick Morrisey (Weezer, Pharrell, Hayley Kiyoko) and David Dahlquist (Aurora, Fletcher) in New York and Los Angeles, and includes a great balance of unique pop-rock sounds, rounded out with lush live band elements and a massive, resonant chorus. Stream and download “Humans” HERE, and pre-order/pre-save State of Mind HERE.

“ ‘Humans’ is about embracing the unique qualities that make up who we are, from our individual character and personality traits, to our strengths and weaknesses. These diverse characteristics, and how they evolve throughout our lives, show us what it means to be human and how connected we all actually are,” the band explains.

The Faim unveiled their debut EP, Summer Is a Curse, last year and wasted no time creating music for their first full-length effort, State of Mind. Over the course of two years, the group worked with numerous writers and producers to craft a collection of songs that showcase a vast range of styles and tones. The tracks, recorded mostly in Los Angeles in various studios, reveal how The Faim has evolved since their inception. The lyrics come from emotions or experiences personal to the musicians as a whole, with each song centering on an idea that’s relatable to both themselves and their listeners. Overall, State of Mind reveals a band on the rise, and a group of artists who are all about making genuine songs that bring people together and create a community.

“We write from an honest place, and that’s something we always want to stay true to,” says frontman, Josh Raven. “It has to resonate with us for it be relatable to our fans. On this album it was about connecting with ourselves and exploring our influences and our own talent. If we stick to who we are and what we feel, hopefully everyone else will find something in the music too,” he elaborates.

State of Mind album artwork

State of Mind 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 earlier this year, you may have also heard them play “Beautiful Drama” and “Infamous,” two additional standout songs on the album. The complete track listing can be found 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

About The Faim:

Over the past year, The Faim has built up a strong following around the world, from Australia to Europe to the States. They’ve performed at Download Festival, Slam Dunk, and Reading & Leeds, and toured with PVRIS, Against the Current, Sleeping With Sirens, and Andy Black. In 2018, The Faim performed 100 shows across three continents and 13 countries, while in 2019 the band embarked on their first headline tour, selling out shows in cities like London, Sydney, Amsterdam, and Hamburg. “Summer Is a Curse” has become a bona fide hit Germany, hitting No. 12 on the airplay charts after being played 24,000 times on German radio in 2018. The track, which appears in a Jeep commercial in France, hit No. 2 at radio in the Czech Republic. The group also scored the soundtrack to Coca-Cola’s global advertising campaign for Coke Zero, which was shown in 18 countries worldwide.

The Faim Is:

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

Follow The Faim:

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube

Summer Is a Curse EP – Stream and Download:

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

Featured photo (top) by Michelle Grace Hunder

Young Thug and Machine Gun Kelly Announce North American Fall Tour

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#GRAMMY Award-winning artist Young Thug and chart-topping rapper Machine Gun Kelly announced they are joining forces for a tour across North America this fall. Special guests Polo G, YBN NahmirKILLY and Strick will join on select dates. (See tour dates below)

TICKETS ON SALE TO GENERAL PUBLIC STARTING FRIDAY, JULY 26 

Produced by Live Nation, the massive 31-city outing will kick off September 30thin Toronto, ON and make stops including Atlanta, Houston, Philadelphia, Chicago, Seattle and more before wrapping November 18thin Los Angeles, CA. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning this Friday, July 26th at 10am local time at LiveNation.com

Young Thug defies categorization and is a true iconoclast. Emerging on Atlanta’s hip hop scene with his 2011 mixtape series, he launched into the mainstream with his knack for melodicism and unique vocal style.Thug’s highly anticipated new album So Much Fun is scheduled to release later this fall. He recently earned his highest chart placement on the Billboard Hot 100 with his latest single “The London” ft. J. Cole & Travis Scott and produced by T-Minus. “The London” also earned a spot on Spotify’s 2019 Summer Song Predictions list. Thug was recently featured on Ed Sheeran’s song “Feels” on Sheeran’s collaboration album, No.6 Collaborations Project, as well as Post Malone’s new single “Goodbyes” and on Lil Nas X’s new remix of “Old Town Road (Remix)”. In addition to his music, Young Thug recently launched his fashion brand SPIDER which premiered during Wireless week in London earlier this month. 

Machine Gun Kelly (EST 19XX/Bad Boy/Interscope Records) recently released his highly anticipated fourth studio album, Hotel Diablo, on July 5th. “I Think I’m OKAY” proved to be a standout single, earning a spot on Spotify’s 2019 Summer Song Predictions list. The album’s range seamlessly spans hardcore hip hop to alt-rock and features production from Ronny J, Tommy Brown, SlimXX and BazeXX. Listen HERE. In addition to his musical endeavors, MGK has been hard at work showing off his acting chops, appearing most recently in two major Netflix releases, Bird Box and the Motley Crue biopic, The Dirt. MGK was also featured on the Motley Crue track “The Dirt (Est. 1981)” which appears on the film’s soundtrack. Fans can catch MGK live when he resumes his Hotel Diablo World Tour in August following the annual EST Fest in Butler, OH.

Young Thug and Machine Gun Kelly 2019 North American Tour Dates:

DATECITYVENUE
Monday, September 30, 2019Toronto, ONRBC Echo Beach&~
Thursday, October 3, 2019Binghamton, NYBroome County Forum#^~
Friday, October 04, 2019Lowell, MATsongas Center at UMass Lowell#~
Saturday, October 05, 2019Kingston, RIThe Ryan Center#~
Sunday, October 06, 2019Baltimore, MDMECU Pavilion#~
Tuesday, October 8, 2019Cincinnati, OHPNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center#~
Thursday, October 10, 2019Philadelphia, PAThe Met Philadelphia#~
Friday, October 11, 2019Hartford, CTXFINITY Theatre#~
Saturday, October 12, 2019Portland, MECross Insurance Arena#~
Wednesday, October 16, 2019Atlanta, GACoca-Cola Roxy#~
Friday, October 18, 2019Tampa, FLYuengling Center#~
Saturday, October 19, 2019Jacksonville, FLDaily’s Place#~
Tuesday, October 22, 2019Washington, DCThe Anthem*~
Thursday, October 24, 2019Indianapolis, INIndiana Farmers Coliseum*~
Friday, October 25, 2019Chicago, ILCredit Union 1 Arena at UIC
Saturday, October 26, 2019Detroit, MIThe Fox Theatre&~
Sunday, October 27, 2019Milwaukee, WIThe Eagles Ballroom*~
Tuesday, October 29, 2019Des Moines, IAWells Fargo Arena*^~
Wednesday, October 30, 2019Kansas City, MOSilverstein Eye Centers Arena*~
Thursday, October 31, 2019St. Louis, MOThe Family Arena&~
Friday, November 1, 2019Oklahoma City, OKZoo Amphitheatre*^~
Saturday, November 02, 2019Houston, TXNRG Arena*~
Tuesday, November 05, 2019Denver, CO Fillmore Auditorium+~
Wednesday, November 06, 2019Salt Lake City, UTThe Great Saltair*~
Friday, November 08, 2019Portland, ORTheater of the Clouds at Moda Center*~
Sunday, November 10, 2019Seattle, WAWAMU Theater*~
Tuesday, November 12, 2019Central Point, ORSeven Feathers Casino Resort*^~
Wednesday, November 13, 2019Reno, NVReno Events Center*^~
Friday, November 15, 2019Phoenix, AZComerica Theatre*~
Sunday, November 17, 2019San Diego, CACal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU*~
Monday, November 18, 2019Los Angeles, CAHollywood Palladium~

*with Polo G
#with YBN Nahmir
&with KILLY
~with Strick
^not a Live Nation date
+Young Thug only

Post Malone Announces “Runaway Tour” with Special Guests — Swae Lee & Tyla Yaweh

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Today, GRAMMY nominated, multi-platinum artist Post Malone revealed the Runaway Tour, his latest North American outing kicking off later this year. Produced by Live Nation, the run will start September 14 in Tacoma, WA and visit cities across the U.S. and Canada before wrapping November 20 at The Forum in Los Angeles. Swae Lee and Tyla Yaweh will appear as special guests on all of  the Runaway Tour dates. Full routing can be found below. 

Citi Presale Starting Tuesday, July 16;
Tickets on Sale to the General Public Starting Friday, July 19

Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, July 19 at 10am local time at LiveNation.com. Citi is the official presale credit card of the tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, July 16 at 10am local time until Thursday, July 18 at 10pm local time through Citi EntertainmentSM. For complete presale details visit www.citientertainment.com.

T-Mobile customers can get exclusive access to stage-front pit tickets at every U.S. concert, as close as any fan can get to the stage – even at sold-out stops! Un-carrier customers can snag their Reserved Tickets starting 30 days prior to each show at first day prices – just another way T-Mobile thanks its customers simply for being customers. For tickets and more information, visit https://t-mobile.com/music [t-mobile.com]

Post Malone’s star continues to rise with the debut of his latest single “Goodbyes,” ft.Young Thug which became an instant hit after its Fourth of July release. This past March, “Wow.” peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Post Malone’s sixth top 10 single. At the end of 2018, “Sunflower” was featured in the Oscar-winning film Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse and ultimately hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100. The anthemic song features the Runaway Tour’s special guest, Swae Lee. Post Malone released his Grammy nominated sophomore album, beerbongs & bentleys, in 2018, which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and is certified triple Platinum by the RIAA.

DATE CITY VENUE
Saturday, September 14 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
Monday, September 16 Vancouver, BC Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
Tuesday, September 17 Portland, OR MODA Center
Thursday, September 19 Sacramento, CA Golden 1 Center
Saturday, September 21 Fresno, CA* Save Mart Center
Sunday, September 22 Las Vegas, CA Life Is Beautiful Festival
Thursday, September 26 St. Paul, MN XCEL Energy Center
Sunday, September 29 Detroit, MI Little Caesars Arena
Thursday, October 3 Toronto, ON Scotiabank Arena
Sunday, October 6 Buffalo, NY KeyBank Center
Wednesday, October 9 Boston, MA TD Garden
Friday, October 11 Atlantic City, NJ Boardwalk Hall
Saturday, October 12 Washington, DC Capital One Arena
Monday, October 14 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
Thursday, October 17 Raleigh, NC PNC Arena
Friday, October 18 Atlanta, GA State Farm Arena
Sunday, October 20 Miami, FL AmericanAirlines Arena
Thursday, October 24 Tampa, FL Amalie Arena
Friday, October 25 Jacksonville, FL Vystar Veterans Arena
Sunday, October 27 New Orleans, LA Voodoo Festival
Tuesday, October 29 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
Saturday, November 2 Dallas, TX Posty Fest
Tuesday, November 5 Houston, TX Toyota Center
Friday, November 8 Glendale, AZ Gila River Arena
Sunday, November 10 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
Monday, November 11 Salt Lake City, UT Vivint Smart Home Arena
Thursday, November 14 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
Saturday, November 16 Anaheim, CA Honda Center
Wednesday, November 20 Los Angeles, CA The Forum

 *Sway Lee not appearing

Betraying the Martyrs Forced to Cancel Remaining North American Tour Dates Due to Van Accident and Fire

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BETRAYING THE MARTYRS has been forced to cancel the rest of their North American Summer “Rapture” tour, including last night’s show in Orangevale, CA, after being involved in a serious auto incident following their show in Los Angeles. 

All crew and band members are safe.

The incident happened around 4 a.m. when the trailer portion of the band’s Mercedes Sprinter van caught fire. All band and crew members were able to safely to exit the vehicle with no major injuries. Tragically, all of the band’s equipment was lost in the blaze.

Singer Aaron Matts commented on the scene, “We’re all shaken by what has happened this morning. We’re well but very heartbroken that all we have worked hard to accumulate over the years, both in musical equipment and personal belongings, has been lost in a matter of minutes. I’m grateful that we have our health, each other and were able to walk away with the clothes on our backs. We are extremely sorry to have missed another opportunity to play for those that were looking forward to see us. We’ll bounce back and we’ll see you soon. Thank you.” 

Guitarist Baptiste Vigier also added: “This is the most tragic event that has ever happened in our band’s career, and in my entire life. Earlier this morning, I was awakened by our driver screaming and urging us all to get out of the vehicle. Although I’m incredibly thankful to still be alive and tell this story, I lost all my gear and personal belongings. We feel incredibly powerless and in shock.” 

A GoFundMe has been set up to help the BETRAYING THE MARTYRS 
replace the items lost in the fire.

Visit GoFundMe to donate. 

ANY donation will be incredibly helpful to all of us and will go directly towards rebuilding our band, to help us get back home and ultimately to keep doing what we love, which is creating music and sharing it with our fans,” the band says. “If you’ve ever had the chance to catch BTM live, if you know the band or simply follow what we do, if you’ve shared the stage with us, if you’ve ever listened to or streamed our music, we’re asking for your help.” 

The band also adds, “There is absolutely no way we could thank enough, our driver and new best friend Daniel Johnson. This man literally ran into the flames in an attempt to salvage our belongings and to ensure our safety and well-being. Daniel acted out of pure courage and professionalism in order for the band and crew to be safe and at a lower risk of injury. Whatever we have left after this, we owe it to you Daniel. A part of potential funds raised will be going to Daniel to compensate for his courage and for his belongings lost.

Band manager Chris Adler of Kinsugi Management
posted the following video of the fire:

Below is a list of items that were lost:

• Splitter

• In Ears Monitors System x 4

• Most of their Merchandising

• 1 Furman power conditioner

• 4 keyboards

• Shock mount racks units

• 1 Helix
• AxeFX

• 6 guitar cases

• All personal belongings and suitcases

• A full Midas Mixing Desk and its case

• A full drum kit

• The whole brand new trailer

The tour will continue with Within Destruction and Sentinels. “We encourage you to come support our tour brothers that we must unfortunately leave,” says the band. “Show them some love too.

Covet Release Acoustics EP Today Via Triple Crown Records; Kick Off North American Tour

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San Jose, CA – Covet, the talented Bay Area trio of Yvette Young, David Adamiak and Forrest Rice, released a three song EP simply titled Acoustics, today via Triple Crown Records HERE.

“We wanted to create some mellower, more laid back versions of some songs on Effloresce, and also breathe new life into them with new accompaniments such as piano, violin, and even light vocals,” explained Young. “’We hope that with the new accompaniments, tempos and additional layers, ‘Glimmer’ and ‘Shibuya’ will feel entirely different and take people someplace new.”

Covet Acoustics EP Album Cover
Covet “Acoustics” EP Album Cover

Acoustics, which features new song “Predawn” as well as stripped down versions of “Glimmer” and “Shibuya,” arrives as the band prepares for a North American headlining tour, kicking off this Friday at Schuba’s in Chicago. The two week outing features openers Vasudeva and Triple Crown label mates, Holy Fawn. Covet join Periphery this fall (Sept. 9 to Oct. 13) on their North American outing.

Covet Tour Dates:

July 12 Chicago, IL Schuba’s
July 13 Detroit, MI Pike Room
July 14 Toronto, ON Sneaky Dee’s
July 16 Brooklyn, NY Elsewhere Roof
July 17 Hamden, CT Space Ballroom
July 18 Boston, MA Great Scott
July 19 Philadelphia, PA PhilaMoca
July 20 Washington, DC Songbyrd
July 21 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506
July 23 Orlando, FL Soundbar
July 24 Atlanta, GA Purgatory
July 25 Nashville, TN High Watt
July 26 Indianapolis, IN Hoosier Dome
July 27 Columbus, OH Big Room Bar
August 15 Bristol, UK Arctangent Festival
September 9 Pittsburgh, PA Roxian Theatre
September 10 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts
September 12 Boston, MA The House of Blues
September 13 Montreal, QC Le National
September 14 Toronto, ON The Phoenix
September 16 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
September 17 Chicago, IL House of Blues
September 18 Minneapolis, MN Skyway Theater
September 20 Winnipeg, MB Garrick Centre
September 21 Saskatoon, SK Louis
September 23 Edmonton, AB Union Hall
September 24 Calgary, AB The Palace Theatre
September 26 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theatre
September 27 Seattle, WA Showbox at the Market
September 28 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
September 30 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex
October 1 Denver, CO Summit
October 2 Kansas City, MO The Truman
October 3 St. Louis, MO The Pageant

Covet released their Triple Crown Records’ debut, Effloresce, in July of 2018. Gear Gods said upon the album’s release, “all three of these talented musicians form what is an incredibly musical, lush, and thoughtful sound,” while Brooklyn Vegan noted the band’s knack for writing “sugar sweet melodies.Guitar World premiered the video for the band’s track “Glimmer”, while Revolver marked Halloween 2018 with the debut of the band’s video for “Howl”.

Covet Online:

Bandcamp | Facebook | Instagram

Featured photo (top) by Conner Feimster



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:

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram


Featured photo (top) by Dan Almasy


Infinity Shred Debut “Long May You Run” Video Via Heavy Blog Is Heavy

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New York City – Infinity Shred, the NYC-based trio who recently announced the Aug. 23 release of Forever, A Fast Life, debut a video for the song “Long May You Run” via Heavy Blog Is Heavy HERE.

“”Historically, Infinity Shred music videos have been an excuse to make cheeky short films with a sci-fi bent,” explains programmer Damon Hardjowirogo. “With the art direction for our new album, Forever, A Fast Life, leaning more personal than we had been willing to in the past we thought what better time than now to finally do a performance based video that would give us a chance to show off our new lights we built for our tour with Astronoid.

Our art directors, Dean Marcial and Esther Kim decided to shoot this video entirely on a cellphone and we couldn’t be happier with the results​.”​​​

Upon last week’s news of the band’s 3DOT Recordings’ debut and “Long May You Run” song stream, MetalSucks said: “The song showcases the elements that have drawn the instrumental outfit such high praise over the past several years, combining dreamy, layered, post-rock soundscapes and retro analogue synth textures with a modern progressive metal backbone.”

Infinity Shred formed in 2012, releasing their debut full-length, Sanctuary, the following year with a sophomore release, Long Distance, arriving in the fall of 2016. Drummer Clara Warnaar joined Damon and guitar player Nathan Ritholz just prior to the release of Long Distance, making Forever, A Fast Life the first release to include input from the full trio. Clara incorporated her classical background, assembling a small orchestra to accompany the three-piece, performing on the album opener “Brutal Luxury,” interlude “Harsh Language” and “What’s Worth Hiding?

Album pre-orders, which include an instant download of “Long May You Run,” are available now via the 3DOT webstore HERE.

Infinity Shred Tour Dates (all dates with Astronoid):

June 20 Buffalo, NY Mohawk Place
June 21 Lakewood, OH The Symposium
June 22 Chicago, IL Reggies
June 23 Pontiac, MI The Crofoot
June 25 Baltimore, MD Metro Gallery
June 23 Philadelphia, PA The Fillmore Philadelphia
June 28 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus
June 29 Pawtucket, RI The Met
June 30 Boston, MA Great Scott

Infinity Shred Online:

Website | Bandcamp | Facebook
Twitter | Instagram


Featured photo (top) by Leia Jospé

Simple Creatures Release New Track “Special”

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Los Angeles, CA — Simple Creatures, comprised of long-time friends Mark Hoppus (blink-182) and Alex Gaskarth (All Time Low), release a new track, “Special” today. The first offering from EP2 (due out later this year) was produced by Zakk Cervini, and is available to download HERE.

The band will make their highly anticipated festival debut this Saturday, headlining the “Avalanche” stage at Download Festival in the U.K. after playing a few intimate club shows earlier this year in a few select cities across the U.S. and in London.

Mark and Alex released their debut EP, Strange Love, in March.

You can listen to the EP HERE.

About Simple Creatures

Simple Creatures 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.

“On paper, this collaboration between two of pop-punk’s most recognizable and commercially powerful songwriters should have proved entirely predictable – a crush of pit-friendly anthems and surging riffola. Except their latest out is anything but. The first single, ‘Drug’… an explosive rush of heavy-hearted pop that clatters and crackles with programmed drum breaks, scuzzy guitars and skittering melodies, with both singers sharing vocal duties,” wrote Kerrang!

Simple Creatures Online:

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Power Metal Giants GLORYHAMMER Release Fourth New Video for “Masters of the Galaxy”

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Mighty warriors of the galaxy! Today, GLORYHAMMER release their fourth new video, “Masters of the Galaxy”, from their third album, Legends from Beyond the Galactic Terrorvortex, which hit the charts worldwide upon release late last month! The legends around Angus McFife XIII just started their world tour in the US, which will lead them through the whole galaxy until February 2020. 

Watch the video for “Masters of the Galaxy” HERE:

The epic fight of crown prince Angus McFife against evil continues…

At the end of the second GLORYHAMMER album, Space 1992: Rise of the Chaos Wizards, Planet Earth had been destroyed by the Hootsman, with an explosion so powerful it ripped a hole in the very fabric of spacetime. And yet, Zargothrax was still not defeated, for he managed to use his last shreds of power to escape through the dimensional rift. Vowing to defeat the evil sorcerer, Angus McFife XIII followed him into the portal, with no idea where it might lead… 

The galaxy waits in fear for the return of Angus McFife XIII, who fought the greatest battle the galaxy has ever heard of, against the evil sorcerer Zargothrax. All hope of the Kingdom of Fife lies in the strong arms and the infinite wisdom of their young prince. 

GLORYHAMMER‘s new album Legends from Beyond the Galactic Terrorvortex tells us the whole story of the most gigantic battle of all time.

Order Legends from Beyond the Galactic Terrorvortex now HERE

Artwork by: Dan Goldsworthy

Legends from Beyond the Galactic Terrorvortextrack listing:

  1. Into the Terrorvortex of Kor-Virliath
  2. The Siege of Dunkeld (In Hoots We Trust)
  3. Masters of the Galaxy
  4. The Land of Unicorns
  5. Power of the Laser Dragon Fire
  6. Legendary Enchanted Jetpack
  7. Gloryhammer
  8. Hootsforce
  9. Battle for Eternity
  10. The Fires of Ancient Cosmic Destiny:
    1. Dundaxian Overture
    2. The Battle of Cowdenbeath
    3. Return of the Astral Demigod of Unst
    4. The Knife of Evil
    5. Transmission

Legends from Beyond the Galactic Terrorvortex hits the charts worldwide!

Legends from Beyond the Galactic Terrorvortex hit Top 10 on the German (#6) and Swiss (#8) album charts for the first time. The successful album hit the charts worldwide. 

Worldwide Tour Just Kicked Off in the US!

GLORYHAMMER is currently out on a North American headline tour, featuring support from Aether Realm! See below for all confirmed tour dates.

Remaining GLORYHAMMER live dates in North America


with Aether Realm

Remaining GLORYHAMMER live dates in North America

with Aether Realm

6/13 – Oakland, CA @ Metro Opera House
6/14 – Los Angeles, CA @ 1720
6/15 – Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
6/17 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
6/18 – Austin, TX @ Come And Take It Live!

About GLORYHAMMER

GLORYHAMMER were founded by Alestorm frontman Christopher Bowes in 2009, who spent the next years gathering an international line-up that suited his idea to create a band based conceptually on the fantasy genre and musically fitting generally into the power metal mold. Both aims were achieved stunningly and their debut album, Tales from the Kingdom of Fife released by Napalm Records in 2013 immediately garnered the band high critical acclaim from critics and fans alike. GLORYHAMMER were able to top this success with their second full-length Space 1992: Rise of the Chaos Wizards (2015) and have continued to tour in front of ever growing audiences, performed at all major metal festivals, and have by now been nominated twice by German Metal Hammer as best band in the category “Up & Coming” at the Metal Hammer Awards.

GLORYHAMMER Lineup:

Angus McFife XIII, Crown Prince of Fife – Vocals
Ser Proletius, Grand Master of the Deathknights of Crail – Guitars
The Hootsman, Astral Demigod of Unst – Bass
Zargothrax, Dark Emperor of Dundee – Keyboards
Ralathor, the Mysterious Submarine Commander of Cowdenbeath – Drums

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Featured (top) photo: Robert Zembrzycki