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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Summer Rapture Tour 2019 Dates:

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

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

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

Betraying The Martyrs Is:

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

Betraying The Martyrs Online:

Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter



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

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

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

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

Acid KingBusse Woods 20th Anniversary Tour” Dates:

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

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

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

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

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

Acid King Online:

Website | Facebook | Instagram

Featured photo (top) by Raymond Ahner

Tilian Pearson Announces Summer U.S. Headline Tour

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

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

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

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

Tilian Tour Dates:

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

Stream and Download The Skeptic:

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

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

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

TilianOnline:

Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube


All Souls Announced As Support For Upcoming Tool Tour

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

Stream All Souls:

Spotify

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

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

All Souls/Tool Tour Dates:

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

All Souls Is:

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

All Souls Online:

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram


Feature photo (top) by James Rexroad




September Mourning Launches U.S. Tour with Smile Empty Soul Next Week

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September Mourning have been turning heads in the dark art and metal scenes for years, bringing a fusion of dark culture and fantasy based in the world of comic books to life on stage. Created by September Mourning frontwoman Emily Lazar and comic book legend Marc Silvestri, the comics “A Murder of Reapers” and “The Hand of Fate” (collectively “Volume I“, published by Top Cow/Image Comics) tell the tale of September, a human/reaper hybrid with no memory of her past. Empowered with supernatural gifts, she is driven to protect humanity from Fate and his Reapers.

This mysterious story – brought to life by September Mourning‘s potent mixture of dark pop, electronica and modern metal – can be experienced in auditory form via their latest Billboard-charting (#19, Heatseekers) Sumerian Records release, Volume II, out now (Amazon | iTunes | Spotify).

In late 2018, September Mourning released the singles “Empire“, “Glass Animals” (video below), and the third chapter of their story, “Trinity“. More music will be released in 2019 and “The Complete Collection“, a full graphic novel containing all four chapters of the story, will hit comic stores in early 2019.

U.S Tour With Smile Empty Soul

Witness September Mourning on the road this winter during their upcoming tour with headliners Smile Empty Soul and fellow support artist Rise Among Rivals! The tour begins next week on February 28 in St. Louis, MO, and will visit over a month’s-worth of major U.S. cities, coming to an end on April 6 in Newport, KY.

September Mourning are no strangers to the stage, having built up their touring resume by performing at massive events such as Download (UK), Rock on the Range (Columbus, OH), Aftershock (Sacramento, CA), Comicpalooza (Houston, TX), AC Boardwalk Con (Atlantic City, NJ), Anime Midwest (Chicago, IL), Mechacon (New Orleans, LA) and many more.

September Mourning says about the tour: “We are beyond excited to join Smile Empty Soul and Rise Among Rivals for the Oblivion of Souls Tour. This is our first Soul Collection of the new year and we look forward to seeing both new and old souls on the road. Expect an intense showcase of all things dark rock as we gather souls across the US this spring.”

See below for a full listing of tour dates (please note that specific dates notated with an asterisk feature September Mourning only), and pick up tickets via their website HERE.

September Mourning U.S. tour dates with headliners Smile Empty Soul:

2/28 – St. Louis, MO @ Fubar*
3/1 – Atkins, AR @ Dirt Days at Sweeden Island Park
3/2- Memphis, TN @ RockHouse Live
3/3 – Knoxville, TN @ The Concourse
3/5 – Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge
3/6 – Scranton, PA @ Stage West
3/7 – Clifton, NJ @ Dingbatz
3/8 – Hampton Beach, NH @ Wally’s
3/9 – Hartford, CT @ The Webster Underground
3/10 – Providence, RI @ 5th Annual Providence Tattoo and Music Festival at Fete Music Hall
3/12 – Portland, ME @ Portland House of Music and Events
3/13 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Loft at The Chance
3/14 – Amityville, NY @ Revolution Music Hall
3/15 – Baltimore, MD @ Fish Head Cantina
3/16 – Harrisburg, PA @ Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center
3/17 – Akron, OH @ The Empire Concert Club and Bar
3/19 – Toledo, OH @ Frankie’s Inner City
3/20 – South Bend, IN @ Cheers Pub
3/21 – Westland, MI @ The Token Lounge
3/22 – Heath, OH @ Muddy Creek Saloon
3/23 – Battle Creek, MI @ The Music Factory
3/24 – Sturtevant, WI @ Route 20
3/27 – Iowa City, IA @ Gabe’s Iowa City
3/28 – Columbia, MO @ Rose Music Hall
3/29 – Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
3/30 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Oklahoma City Limits
3/31 – Wichita, KS @ The Elbow Room*
4/2 – Lincoln, NE @ The Bourbon Theatre*
4/3 – Sioux Falls, IA @ Bigs Bar*
4/4 – Chippewa Falls, WI @ Every Buddy’s Bar & Grill*
4/5 – Braidwood, IL @ Top Fuel Saloon*
4/6 – Newport, KY @ Thompson House*

*= September Mourning Only

Announcing New Signing with The Oracle Management

September Mourning are also pleased to announce their recent signing with The Oracle Management. Founded by Dez (DevilDriver, Coal Chamber) and Anahstasia Fafara, The Oracle Management is powered by passion, honesty, integrity and a militant devotion to the creative arts.

September Mourning says about signing with The Oracle Management, “We have been preparing to bring the next chapter of our trans-media story to life and cannot express how excited we are to bring The Oracle Management on board to help facilitate this. With such a solid roster of established and emerging artists, alongside an insatiable drive and dedication to each individual acts’ success, The Oracle promises to be just what we need to achieve our future goals.

The Oracle Management Vice President and COO Dez Fafara adds, “The Oracle Management is proud to sign September Mourning to our management roster. This band is fire, so get ready! It will be our pleasure to guide them to a very bright future. Here we grow!

September Mourning Is:

Emily Lazar (September) – Vocals
Rich Juzwick (Riven) – Guitar
Patrick Romanelli (Wraith) – Guitar
Kyle Mayer (Stitch) – Drums

September Mourning Online:

Website | Facebook | Instagram
Twitter | YouTube | Snapchat


Featured photo (top) by Curtis Noble


The Faim To Join Andy Black On Spring North American Tour

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Los Angeles, CA – Rising pop-rock group, The Faim, will be joining Black Veil Brides’ frontman, Andy Black, on a massive North American tour this spring in support of their debut EP, Summer Is a Curse (2018 via BMG). The band will provide direct support on the 28-date trek runs that throughout April and May, kicking off in Sacramento, CA on Sunday, April 7 and wrapping in Virginia Beach, VA on Friday, May 17. The run also hits major cities including Los Angeles, Atlanta, New York, Chicago, and Toronto. The full list of shows is included below. Tickets go on sale this Friday, February 15 and can be purchased HERE.

“We couldn’t be more excited to be supporting Andy Black on his tour across the USA and Canada! These will be our first ever Canadian shows and our second tour of the U.S., so we’re looking forward to performing for both familiar and brand new faces on the road,” says the band.

The Faim have also released the official music video for “Fire,” the lead single from their forthcoming debut album. The ‘fire’ in the song refers to the quartet’s burning passion to create, express themselves, and grow as musicians. The video was filmed just south of London and captures frontman Josh Raven at different stages in his life. The footage also features an energetic and engaging live performance from the band, highlighting that inner drive and desire to succeed. Fans can watch the new offering HERE, and the song is available to stream and download on digital retailers HERE.

Fire” has already secured notable playlisting, including Spotify’s New Music Friday (France, Netherlands), New Noise, and Pop Rock Shot, as well as Apple Music’s Breaking Alternative (40 countries), A-List Alternative (Germany), and Best of the Week (Austria). “Make Believe,” a standout track from the group’s Summer Is a Curse EP, was also played on a recent episode of Legacies on The CW and subsequently landed on Spotify’s Film & TV Favorites sync playlist.

Summer Is a Curse EP – Stream and Download:

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

The Faim is currently on their first ever headline tour, resulting in numerous sold out shows in Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, and their hometown of Perth in January. Their European headline run has also produced sold-out dates in London, Southampton, Birmingham, Amsterdam, Cologne, and Hamburg, not to mention eight venue upgrades due to popular demand.

The four-piece will be releasing more new music soon, with their first full-length LP slated for release in the fall. Stay tuned for more news to come, and keep up with the band on social media below.

Andy Black Admat 2019 (feat The Faim)

The Faim Tour Dates:

2/12/19 – Hamburg, Germany @ Headcrash * [SOLD OUT]
2/13/19 – Munich, Germany @ Feierwerk * [UPGRADED]
2/14/19 – Frankfurt, Germany @ Zoom * [UPGRADED]
2/15/19 – Vienna, Austria @ Chelsea *
2/17/19 – Leipzig, Germany @ Naumanns *
2/18/19 – Zürich, Switzerland @ Dynamo * [UPGRADED]
2/19/19 – Milan, Italy @ HT Factory *
2/20/19 – Paris, France @ Les Étoiles *
2/22/19 – Barcelona, Spain @ Sidecar *
2/23/19 – Madrid, Spain @ Moby Dick Club *

4/7/19 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades ^
4/9/19 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon ^
4/10/19 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre ^
4/12/19 – Las Vegas, NV @ Vinyl ^
4/13/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre ^
4/14/19 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Nile Theatre ^
4/16/19 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot ^
4/17/19 – Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre ^
4/19/19 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill ^
4/20/19 – San Antonio, TX @ The Rock Box ^
4/22/19 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade ^
4/23/19 – Orlando, FL @ The Plaza Live ^
4/25/19 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts ^
4/26/19 – Greensboro, NC @ The Blind Tiger ^
4/29/19 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre ^
4/30/19 – Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage ^

5/1/19 – New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theatre ^
5/3/19 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium ^
5/4/19 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes ^
5/6/19 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Elevation ^
5/7/19 – Chicago, IL @ Metro ^
5/8/19 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater ^
5/10/19 – Cleveland, OH @ Phantasy Nightclub ^
5/11/19 – Detroit, MI @ The Majestic ^
5/13/19 – Toronto, ON @ The Opera House ^
5/15/19 – Montreal, QC @ L’Astral ^
5/16/19 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts ^
5/17/19 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Elevation 27 ^

* Headline
^ Supporting Andy Black

The Faim Is:

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

The Faim Online:

Website | Facebook | Twitter
Instagram | YouTube



Feature photo (top) by Jonathan Weiner 

Evanescence Announce Spring U.S. Tour Dates

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Los Angeles, CA – Transcendent, two-time GRAMMY® Award-winning rock band, Evanescence, have announced a new batch of spring headline tour dates. The trek serves as a follow up to the group’s massive 2017 and 2018 “Synthesis Live” tours that featured a powerful live orchestra and received rave reviews nationwide.

The upcoming run marks Evanescence’s return to their signature rock shows, revered by fans across the globe. The trek takes the quintet throughout the east coast and southern U.S., kicking off in Hollywood, FL at Hard Rock Event Center on Sunday, May 5th and wrapping in Uncasville, CT at the Mohegan Sun Arena on Sunday, May 19th.

Tickets Go On Sale Friday, February 8th
10:00AM Local Time

All tickets go on sale Friday, February 8th at 10:00am local time and can be purchased on the official Evanescence website HERE. Limited VIP packages will also be available, which include meet and greets with the band, access to watch sound check, and exclusive merch items.Tickets

Evanescence - Photo Credit: Paul Brown
Evanescence | Photo Credit: Paul Brown

Amy Lee firmly re-establishes herself as one of rock’s pre-eminent vocalists, exhibiting an impressive range that still packs a wallop, this time cutting through a full orchestra.” – Variety

Evanescence will also hit the festival circuit this summer, with performances at Welcome To Rockville (Jacksonville, FL), Epicenter (Concord, NC), and Impact (Bangor, ME). The five-piece will also be the headlining act at Rock Fest in Cadott, WI on Thursday, July 18th. The full tour routing is included below.

After touring European festivals and shows in 2016 and early 2017, Evanescence unveiled their fourth album and most ambitious effort to date, Synthesis. Released fall 2017 via BMG, the group worked in the studio with producer, Will Hunt, and orchestra arranger and composer, David Campbell. Synthesis features two new Evanescence songs in addition to fan favorites re-imagined with a live orchestra and electronica. The record debuted at #8 on the Billboard Top 200 and was also the #4 Debut Top Album, #1 Debut Independent Album, #1 Current Rock Album, and #1 Debut Rock Album, not to mention receiving critical acclaim from media staples including Rolling Stone, Paste, Nylon, Loudwire, Kerrang!, and more.

Listen to Synthesis:

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

Haunting, powerful, and packed with poetic truth, Lee’s voice is one of the strongest in the game—recognizable and unparalleled.” – Nylon

The accompanying “Synthesis Live” tour launched in 2017 was augmented by Synthesis producer & live electronicist, Will Hunt, cellist and composer Dave Eggar, and conductor Susie Seiter. The band combined their intense performances and timeless songwriting with a gorgeous live orchestra, resulting in an ethereal concert experience. For the second leg of the tour in 2018, Evanescence teamed up with Billboard Award-winning electronic violinist, Lindsey Stirling, for a successful co-headliner that was dubbed one of Live Nations Top 10 tours of the summer. Evanescence also released their new concert film, Synthesis Live, in October 2018, capturing the group’s incredible musicality. Synthesis Live can be purchased HERE, and fans can stream and download the tracks HERE.

Amy Lee‘s voice remains vibrant, soaring and sweet. She makes disappointment sound like romance.” – New York Times

Evanescence 2019 Tour Dates:

5/3 – Jacksonville, FL @ Welcome To Rockville
5/5 – Hollywood, FL @ Hard Rock Event Center *
5/7 – New Orleans, LA @ Saenger Theatre *
5/9 – Atlanta, GA @ Coca Cola Roxy Theater *
5/10 – Concord, NC @ Epicenter Festival
5/12 – Coraopolis, PA @ UPMC Events Center **
5/14 – Bethlehem, PA @ Sands Bethlehem Event Center *
5/15 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem *
5/18 – Camden, NJ @ MMRBQ Festival
5/19 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena *

7/18 – Cadott, WI @ Rock Fest
7/28 – Bangor, ME @ Impact Festival

* Headline
** On sale 2/15 at 10:00am local time

Evanescence Is:

Amy Lee / Lead singer-songwriter and keyboardist
Tim McCord / Bassist
Will Hunt / Drummer
Troy McLawhorn / Lead guitarist
Jen Majura / Guitarist + backing vocalist

Evanescence Online:

Website | Facebook | Twitter
Instagram | YouTube


Featured (top) photo by Paul Brown



“Nedal” Band OKILLY DOKILLY is Back! Kicking Off Reneducation Tour on February 1, 2019

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Luckily it’s sweater weather outside, because you’ll want to don your best green during the Reneducation Tour! Phoenix, AZ’s Okilly Dokilly – the world’s only “Nedal” band – will kick off their tour on February 1, 2019 in San Diego, CA with openers Playboy Manbaby. The tour will visit several Western U.S. cities, coming to an end on March 2 in Austin, TX. Tickets are available now via individual venues or Okilly Dokilly‘s website. See below for all tour dates.

Bandleader Head Ned says: “We’re really excited about the Reneducation tour. We’ve got some new songs, new Neds, and some really great tour buddies in Playboy Manbaby. Our main mission with this tour is to thoroughly educate the masses on how to be the best Ned they can be. Us Neds can’t wait for Reneducation to begin.”

Okilly Dokilly Reneducation Tour

 

Okilly Dokilly, Phoenix’s self-professed “world’s first Nedal band,” have got you covered, kicking out righteous riffs while clad in the traditional green sweater, pink shirt, and nerdy glasses of Homer Simpson’s eternally cheerful and devoutly Christian neighbor.” – Peter Helman, Stereogum

Established in 2015, Okilly Dokilly found success before even playing their first show, reaching viral phenomenon status after releasing just a few press photos and a four-song demo. Within two weeks, the band netted nearly 30,000 Facebook fans and was featured by numerous publications including Billboard, Time, The Independent, BBC, Esquire, Rolling Stone, Vice and many more.

“My spell check is intent on correcting ‘Dokilly’ to ‘docilely’, but docile they are not, with their music revolving around crunchy, lo-fi guitar and shrill, lurching synth.” – Christopher Hooton, The Independent

In 2016, the band released their debut album Howdilly Doodilly (stream/order) – a 13-track catalog filled with Flanderisms, rushing guitars and more than enough left-handed puns. In the wake of this release, the bespectacled five-piece dropped the official music video for their single, “White Wine Spritzer“, which has garnered over four million views to date.

Now, the gentlemen of Okilly Dokilly – currently billed as Head Ned (vocals), Dread Ned (drums), Shred Ned (guitar), Bed Ned (bass) and Zed Ned (synth) – are looking forward to a 2019 follow up release to Howdilly Doodilly, details pending.

“Their sound… is solid, formulaic metal, with soft, almost classically-voiced verses slashed by the requisite screaming choruses. Let’s just say Homer Simpson might think twice about calling them “Stupid Flanders(es)” after hearing it.” – Steve Huff, Maxim

Okilly Dokilly‘s “Reneducation Tour” with Playboy Manbaby Tour Dates:

2/1 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
2/2 – Tustin, CA @ Marty’s On Newport
2/5 – West Hollywood, CA @ Viper Room
2/6 – Ventura, CA @ Discovery Ventura
2/7 – Riverside, CA @ Romano’s Concert Lounge
2/8 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
2/10 – Sacramento, CA @ Harlow’s
2/11 – San Jose, CA @ The Ritz
2/12 – Chico, CA @ Lost on Main
2/13 – Reno, NV @ Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor
2/14 – Bend, OR @ Volcanic Theatre Pub
2/15 – Portland, OR @ Dante’s
2/16 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
2/18 – Bellingham, WA @ Wild Buffalo House of Music
2/19 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux
2/20 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
2/21 – Fort Collins, CO @ Hodi’s Half Note
2/22 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
2/23 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep
2/25 – Omaha, NE @ Lookout Lounge
2/26 – Tulsa, OK @ The Vanguard
2/27 – Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th Street
2/28 – Dallas, TX @ Three Links
3/1 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
3/2 – Austin, TX @ Empire Control Room

 

“…we have a feeling you’ll be nodding your head faster than you can say hi-diddly-ho.” – Anthony Domanico, CNET

Okilly Dokilly Online:

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Melodic Metal Outfit THE CROWN REMNANT Reveals Guitar Playthrough Video for “Inferno”

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Los Angeles-based five-piece The Crown Remnant recently announced the upcoming release of latest conceptual opus, The Wicked King: Part II, available for pre-order now via Amazon, iTunes, Google Play and Bandcamp. Pre-orders are available with “Inferno” as an instant-grat download. You can also pre-save the album via Spotify HERE. The Wicked King: Part II, takes the listener on a dramatic, energetic joyride from start to finish!

Today, The Crown Remnant have revealed a brand new guitar playthrough video for their latest single, “Inferno“. Watch the video, featuring the skills of guitarist Will Ash, now alongside an interview via PureGrainAudio.com‘s Geared Up HERE.

Will Ash tells PureGrainAudio.com: “We’re lucky to have the opportunity to record with some amazing gear. This latest record, Part II, and The Wicked King: Part I were both recorded with a blend of amazing guitars and amps including a Mesa Mark IV, Peavey 5150 (block letter), and more. Of the three main guitars used to track the record, this Schecter Hellraiser was my main lead guitar.”

You can now watch two additional new videos from The Crown Remnant, including a live footage music video for “Inferno“, as well as part one of the band’s behind-the-scenes track-by-track video series, detailing the album’s intro track, “Into the Depths“.

Watch the videos:
Inferno” live footage music video
Behind-the-Scenes Part 1 – “Into the Depths

The Crown Remnant have mastered the art of melodic, theatrical, yet hard-hitting heavy metal, and the world is about to take notice. Combining a variety of metallic influences ranging from modern metalcore and prog, thrash and more, The Wicked King: Part II acts as the second part of the band’s previous release, The Wicked King: Part I. Within the first month of its release, The Crown Remnant garnered over 10,000 streams of their first single cut from The Wicked King: Part I, entitled “Haunted“. The band plans to follow suit and beyond with The Wicked King: Part II.

The Wicked King: Part II is loosely based on thematic concepts of oppression and tyranny. Originally recorded as one long album, the band decided to split it into two releases – with The Wicked King: Part II acting as the “darker” side of the two. Part II addresses tales of betrayal, mortality, exploring the afterlife and more. Intertwined within these ideals are scattered lyrics pertaining to the character designed on the front cover of the album: The Wicked King. He remains an everlasting shadow of a forgotten king set on immortality, with his insatiable lust for never-ending life.

The Wicked King: Part II was recorded in multiple studios throughout Southern California, with the help of S&W Audio, and producer/engineer Tyler Ruehl (Noble, At The Skylines, Taipan, Lion I Am). After a rigorous tracking process, the songs were mixed by Robin Leijon (In Dying Arms, Atena, Eternal Void).

The Crown Remnant will hit this road this winter for select tour dates! See below for a list of all confirmed tour stops.

The Crown Remnant tour dates:

1/23 – Fresno, CA – Barmageddon
1/24 – San Francisco, CA – The Noise SF
1/27 – Eugene, OR – Old Nick’s
1/29 – Seattle, WA – The Funhouse
2/1 – Boise, ID – The Shredder
2/2 – Las Vegas, NV – Beauty Bar
2/3 – Phoenix, AZ – 51West

The Wicked King: Part II track listing:

1) Into the Depths
2) The End
3) Legacy
4) Inferno
5) The Eternal Façade
6) As Faith Fades
7) The Wicked King

The Crown Remnant is:

Geordy Shallan – Lead Vocals
Will Ash – Lead Guitar
Jorge Lopez – Rhythm Guitar
Josue Lara – Bass Guitar
Art Ramirez – Drums

THE CROWN REMNANT online:

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The Glorious Sons Announce U.S. Headline Tour for 2019

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Los Angeles, CA — Canadian rock quintet, The Glorious Sons, have announced an extensive U.S. headline tour for 2019! The trek runs from February through March and sees the JUNO-award winning band returning to key cities including Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Nashville, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle. LA-based newcomers, LIILY, will also provide direct support for the shows. Tickets go on sale to the public this Friday, November 16th and will be available to purchase HERE.

The Glorious Sons - US SOS TOUR Before the end of the year, The Glorious Sons will once again join The Struts on tour for a short leg of dates in Chicago, Des Moines, and Lawrence. The five-piece is also confirmed for notable radio holiday festivals in Pittsburgh, Charlotte, and Washington, D.C., sharing the stage with the likes of Bastille, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, and Meg Myers. A full itinerary of shows can be found below.

The Glorious Sons are having a massively successful year with their smash single, S.O.S. (Sawed Off Shotgun), which is skyrocketing on a global scale. The track is climbing the Spotify Viral 50 charts, hitting #36 globally and #15 in the U.S. “S.O.S.” also just cracked the top 10 on the U.S. Active Rock radio charts and has racked up over 3.5 million streams and 105k Shazams. Furthermore, it was added to Spotify’s marquee Rock This playlist in the #1 position last week and is prominently featured on their other top-performing playlists including Rock Hard, Totally Alt, New Noise, Rockin’ Vibes, and more. In other impressive news, the song recently held the #1 position on Apple Music’s influential playlist, “The New Rock,” in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

Stream and download “S.O.S” on all digital retailers HERE, and watch frontman Brett Emmons’ accompanying ‘Open Letter’ video HERE:

Listen to the 2017 album release Young Beauties and Fools:

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

The Glorious Sons on Tour:

11/16/18 – Prince Albert, SK @ EA Rawlson Centre ^
11/17/18 – Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theatre ^
11/19/18 – Thunder Bay, ON @ Community Auditorium ^
11/22/18 – Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena ^
11/23/18 – Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues *
11/24/18 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues *
11/26/18 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s *
11/27/18 – Lawrence, KS @ The Granada *

12/1/18 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE (105.9 The X’s Kick-Ass Christmas) *
12/3/18 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore (106.5 The End Festivus) # %
12/4/18 – Washington, D.C. @ The Anthem (DC 101 Office Party) # ^^ %

2/12/19 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair ^
2/14/19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade ^
2/15/19 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s ^
2/16/19 – Harrisburg, PA @ Club XL Live ^
2/17/19 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom ^
2/20/19 – Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl ^
2/21/19 – Nashville, TN @ Basement East ^
2/24/19 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall ^
2/25/19 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon ^
2/27/19 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club ^
2/28/19 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern ^

3/2/19 – Kansas City, MO @ The Record Bar ^
3/4/19 – Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep ^
3/5/19 – Denver, CO @ Globe Hall ^
3/7/19 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar ^
3/8/19 – San Diego, CA @ Voodoo Room at House of Blues ^
3/9/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy Theatre ^
3/10/19 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop ^
3/11/19 – Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver ^
3/13/19 – Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern ^

^ Headline
* w/ The Struts
# w/ Bastille
% w/ Meg Myers
^^ w/ Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness

 

The Glorious Sons Is:

Vocals, guitar, harmonica: Brett Emmons
Guitar, vocals: Jay Emmons
Guitar, vocals: Chris Koster
Drums, vocals: Adam Paquette
Bass: Chris Huot

The Glorious Sons Online:

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Instagram | YouTube | SoundCloud