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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

 

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 Debut New Video for “Gotta Let Go”

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Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Undead’s new single, “Gotta Let Go,” now has an impressive video to accompany it. The offering showcases a raw, authentic performance from the quintet and follows the main character during the final moments of his life, including a surreal encounter in outer space where he learns to finally let go of the past. Watch it HERE.

“We wanted the ‘Gotta Let Go’ video to be a visceral experience about letting go of something we all have to part with in the end,” says Johnny 3 Tears (vocals, bass guitar). “Our mortality is what gives life its defining purpose. It’s our greatest gift and our greatest cross to bear. We wanted to capture that delicate legacy in our own way, and this video was our interpretation of life…and its inevitable ending.”

“Gotta Let Go” marks a shift in Hollywood Undead’s sound, highlighting a more melodic and upbeat side of the band. The track is available to stream and purchase HERE. More new music is also on the way – “Gotta Let Go” is the first of a batch of new songs to be released over the coming months.

2018 has been a massive year for Hollywood Undead. The band recently clocked 1.1 billion total U.S. streams across their catalog, as well as garnering 1.7 million total Shazams, 57 million total global streams of their latest album, FIVE, and 30 million views on all six music videos from the record. Their music has also landed on a number of impressive playlists: Spotify’s ‘New Music Friday and ‘New Noise,’ and Apple Music’s ‘The A List Rock.’ The five-piece have also accumulated 5.5 million total Pandora artist station adds and 2.7 million total Pandora radio spins on their latest album.

After wrapping their headline tour across Europe, Hollywood Undead will head back to North America for a short run of dates across the northeastern U.S. and Canada. The band will play headliners in Hampton Beach, NH and Poughkeepsie, NY, followed by slots at Bangor, ME’s Impact Music Festival and Montréal, QC’s Heavy Festival. The guys will also perform at the legendary Reading & Leeds Festivals in August.

All upcoming shows are listed below, and tickets can be purchased HERE.

Hollywood Undead Tour Dates:

6/27 – Bucharest, Romania @ Arenele Romane #

6/29 – Sopron, Hungary @ Volt Festival

6/30 – Panensky Tynec, Czech Republic @ Aerodrome Festival

7/25 – Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom #

7/26 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance #

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

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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:

Website | Facebook | Twitter
Instagram | YouTube | SoundCloud

Hollywood Undead Music Videos:

California Dreaming | Whatever It Takes | Renegade
We Own The Night | Black Cadillac (feat. B-Real)
Your Life | Gotta Let Go

The Faim Premiere New Video for “Summer Is a Curse” With Billboard

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Los Angeles, CA – Today, The Faim have partnered with Billboard to premiere the official video for “Summer Is A Curse,” the third single from their forthcoming debut album. Watch it exclusively HERE.

The highly-anticipated new video follows frontman Josh Raven and his love interest on the run from the law, eventually escaping before it all goes up in flames. It also showcases the band delivering a stellar live performance with the Welsh countryside as a fitting backdrop.

The song was co-written with Ashton Irwin of 5 Seconds of Summer, and according to Josh, “ ‘Summer is a Curse’ is a reflection of our journey as a band. Being placed out of Australia and in LA for the first time as a band, we got thrown into this whole new world of exciting experiences and pressures. As frightening as it was, and no matter our feelings at home, it became this tunnel vision of realizing that we had this chance to make our dreams a reality. Our music video reflecting that exact same feeling of freedom was so important for us.”

Fans can stream and purchase “Summer Is A Curse” HERE.

Confirmed to Support Sum 41 and Waterparks on Tour This Summer

Although the Aussie four-piece only started touring a few months ago, they recently played their 50th show at the legendary Download Festival in the U.K. Following tours with Lower Than Atlantis, Sleeping With Sirens, PVMNTS, The Dangerous Summer, and PVRIS, The Faim will support Sum 41 and Waterparks in August for a run of dates across Germany, the Netherlands, and Switzerland. The four-piece will also return to the U.K. in August to play the esteemed Reading & Leeds festivals. Tickets to all shows are available HERE.

The Faim Tour Dates:

June 23rd – Perth, AUS @ Amplifier Bar %

June 24th – East Victoria Park, AUS @ Vision Studios %

August 21st – Wurzburg, Germany @ Posthalle # ^

August 22nd – Leipzig, Germany @ Parkbuhne # ^

August 24th – Reading, UK @ Reading Festival (Lock Up Stage)

August 25th – Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival (Lock Up Stage)

August 27th – Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg OZ ^

August 28th – Oberhausen, Germany @ Turbinenhalle # ^

August 29th – Zurich, Switzerland @ Dynamo Werk 21 ^

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# w/ Sum 41
^ w/ Waterparks

The Faim Is:

Lead vocals: Josh Raven

Lead guitar, bass, vocals: Michael Bono

Bass, keyboard: Stephen Beerkens

Drums, percussion: Sean Tighe

Follow The Faim

Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
 | YouTube
 | Spotify | Apple Music

Featured Photo (top) by Max Fairclough

Evanescence Release Official Music Video for Latest Single “Hi-Lo” Featuring Lindsey Stirling

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LOS ANGELES – Transcendent, two-time GRAMMY® Award-winning rock band Evanescence have released the official music video for their latest single “Hi-Lo”, featuring a virtuosic violin solo by acclaimed Billboard Award-winning electronic violinist Lindsey Stirling. Watch the music video HERE.

Off the latest Evanescence album Synthesis“Hi-Lo” marks the first time front woman Amy Lee and Stirling have collaborated on a track together, and features the full band backed by an orchestra and Lee’s signature powerhouse vocals. Directed by P.R. Brown, the video includes live performance footage from Evanescence’s critically acclaimed Synthesis tour along with orchestra footage. Stirling makes a cameo to deliver her signature blend of dance moves while performing a powerful electronic violin solo. The song was written by Amy Lee and Will Hunt and arranged by David Campbell.

Stream and Purchase “Hi-Lo”:

All Retailers  |  Spotify  |  Apple Music  |  iTunes

Lindsey Stirling - Photography: Shervin Lainez
Lindsey Stirling
Photography: Shervin Lainez

Tickets for Evanescence and Lindsey Stirling North American
Co-Headline Amphitheater Tour on Sale Now!

Evanescence and Lindsey Stirling will embark on a co-headlining 2018 summer amphitheater tour across North America. The tour, produced by Live Nation, will kick off July 6 in Kansas City, MO at the Starlight Theatre and will make stops in 31 North American cities.  Tickets are available now at  LiveNation.com. Both artist’s shows will be accompanied by a full orchestra, highlighting both acts musicality and their incredible performance abilities that continue to blow fans away. The orchestrated performances will also perfectly accent the astounding amphitheater venues across the U.S. and Canada that the two will be performing in, making for a magical summer evening.

Evanescence and Lindsey Stirling 2018 Tour Dates:

 

DATE CITY VENUE
Friday, July 06, 2018 Kansas City, MO Starlight Theatre
Saturday, July 07, 2018 St. Louis, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Monday, July 09, 2018 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 Chicago, IL+ Ravinia Festival
Thursday, July 12, 2018 Noblesville, IN Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
Saturday, July 14, 2018 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 Camden, NJ BB&T Pavilion
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center
Friday, July 20, 2018 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion
Saturday, July 21, 2018 Raleigh, NC Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
Friday, July 27, 2018 Toronto, ON Budweiser Stage
Saturday, July 28, 2018 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Friday, August 10, 2018 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
Saturday, August 11, 2018 Wantagh, NY Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 Simpsonville, SC Heritage Park Amphitheatre
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 Atlanta, GA State Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park
Friday, August 17, 2018 Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Saturday, August 18, 2018 West Palm Beach, FL Coral Sky Amphitheatre
Monday, August 20, 2018 Jacksonville, FL Daily’s Place
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 New Orleans, LA Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square
Friday, August 24, 2018 Dallas, TX Starplex Pavilion
Saturday, August 25, 2018 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Tuesday, August 28, 2018 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheater
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion
Friday, August 31, 2018 Chula Vista, CA Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
Saturday, September 01, 2018 Irvine, CA FivePoint Amphitheatre
Tuesday, September 04, 2018 Los Angeles, CA Greek Theater
Wednesday, September 05, 2018 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
Friday, September 07, 2018 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre
Saturday, September 08, 2018 Ridgefield, WA Sunlight Supply Amphitheater

Featured (top) photo by Paul Brown

Hollywood Undead Release New Version of “Whatever It Takes” & Are Touring North America

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Hollywood Undead - Whatever It Takes (Mixtape)

Los Angeles, CA – Today, Hollywood Undead unveiled a new version of their hit single, “Whatever It Takes,” featuring notable recording artists Prodigal Sunn, Demrick, and Fudd Rukus. The mixtape edition of the song is available to stream and purchase on digital retailers, and fans can grab a listen and watch the music video HERE.

The video was once again directed by Brian Cox, who has been at the helm for other signature Hollywood Undead videos including “California Dreaming” and “Black Cadillac.” The original track appears on the band’s fifth studio album, FIVE, released October 27th, 2017 via Dove & Grenade Media/BMG

“It’s such an honor for us as a band to share this song with some extremely talented artists and friends,” says Johnny 3 Tears, Hollywood Undead’s vocalist and bass guitarist. “The song is about doing whatever we have to in order to overcome any circumstance, which is something everyone goes through in life. It’s amazing to hear new stories on the same song. What’s your story?”

Currently On North American Tour – Confirmed to Play Las Rageous, Welcome to Rockville, & Fort Rock Festivals

After completing a substantial run of European dates earlier this year, Hollywood Undead is currently back on the road for a tour across North America. Tonight, the band will co-headline The Complex in Salt Lake City with In This Moment, followed by a run of headline shows and festival performances at Las Rageous, Welcome to Rockville, Fort Rock, Corona Hell & Heaven, Impact Music, and Heavy Montréal. After selling out venues in London, Munich, Budapest, Prague, and more, it’s needless to say that the quintet’s atomic live performances are in high demand. To see it for yourself, check out the official live video of “Renegade” from the band’s headline performance at Moscow’s Adrenaline Stadium.

A full list of tour dates is included below, and all tickets can be purchased HERE.

FIVE debuted at #7 on the Billboard Top Albums Chart and has accumulated over 35 million streams, led by standout tracks “California Dreaming,”“Whatever It Takes” and “Bad Moon.” The record threads together a collage of metallic instrumentation, street corner poetry, and industrial haze, and Hollywood Undead’s “penchant for experimentation, as well as a flair for pop craftsmanship, is what sets [the band] apart from some of their contemporaries” (AllMusic).

Listen to FIVE HERE, and stay tuned for more new music from Hollywood Undead.

Hollywood Undead North American Tour Dates:

4/20 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex *
4/21 – Las Vegas, NV @ Las Rageous Festival
4/23 – Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion #
4/24 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues #
4/25 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues #
4/27 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade #
4/28 – Jacksonville, FL @ Welcome To Rockville
4/29 – Sunrise, FL @ Fort Rock Fest

 5/02 – San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theatre #
5/03 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues #
5/05 – Mexico City, MX @ Corona Hell & Heaven

 7/25 – Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom #
7/28 – Bangor, ME @ Impact Music Festival
7/29 – Montréal, QC @ Heavy Montréal

* w/ In This Moment
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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

Connect with Hollywood Undead

Web  |  Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Instagram
Youtube  |  Soundcloud | BMG (US)

Featured Photo (top) by Jake Stark