Italian alternative metal band Ravenscry has revealed a video for the first single, “Maybe,” from the upcoming album, 100, set for release on May 15. The “Maybe” video was directed by Salvatore Perrone (Fleshgod Apocalypse, Bring Me the Horizon).
“‘Maybe’ is a sort of manifesto of the human condition,” says vocalist Giulia Stefani. “It talks about resilience, willingness and finding a way to carry on without any doubt. We hope that anyone listening to this song can find the same energy that we feel in it. ‘Maybe’ it will help somebody to find his/her inner strength.”
The female-fronted, melodic metal band is launching back onto the global metal scene with the highly anticipated 100. Featuring dramatically soaring vocals, bone-shaking rhythms and dark songwriting, for nearly a decade this fierce group has been hooking millions of listeners worldwide with their infectious anthems. Their first album in three years, 100 attests to Ravenscry’s bold return. With more energy, more melody and even smarter lyrics, 100 stays true to the core of Ravenscry’s sound while remaining accessible enough to hook even more new listeners. Sincere, intelligent and brutally honest — the album sums up the human experience to a tee, from epic highs to soul-crushing lows.
100 was produced by Ravenscry, mixed by Roberto Laghi (In Flames, Hardcore Superstar) and mastered by Dragan Tanasković (In Flames, Dark Tranquillity). The album features artwork by Spanish artist Mario “Aégis” S. Nevado.
100 Track Listing:
The Door Inside
Light You Up
All My Faces
Pre-order 100 now via the Ravenscry webstore here.
Ravenscry first made a mark on the world in 2011 with their debut album, One Way Out, and began steadily grinding their way up the ranks of the global metal scene. In 2014, the band spearheaded a campaign to raise awareness about violence against women with the release of The Attraction of Opposites and the single “Alive,” released on International Women’s Day. 2017 saw the release of the concept album The Invisible, which told a complex and mystifying coming of age tale, followed by numerous European festival appearances and tours with Angra and Geoff Tate’s Operation: Mindcrime.
Australia’s Victoria K is sharing their new video for “The Haunting” in support of their forthcoming debut album Essentia – due out April 24, 2020 via Rockshots Records. The full length was produced by Lee Bradshaw and features special guest Michalina Malisz (Eluveitie).
The band comments about the song: “‘The Haunting‘ is about a tortured past that relentlessly plays on your thoughts and keeps you captive at that point in time. These memories and thoughts haunt you continuously until you can learn to let go of them, if you ever can. Only when you do let go of these torturing thoughts and feelings can you actually move forward again.”
Although Essentia was originally a solo project, it has now developed into the current band structure with each member bringing their own energy and experience to the collective. The band is looking forward to collaborating on future releases and is now heavily focused on the release of this debut full length in April.
Shroud of Solitude (feat. Michalina Malisz – Eluveitie)
Mist Filled Sky
About Victoria K
Victoria K’s talented songwriting and compositional influences include” Evanescence, Within Temptation, Nightwish and Kamelot amongst other current bands in the European metal scene, and her music has been likened to a blend of these influences.
Victoria K has racked up hundreds of thousands of views on YouTube with her own original creations and through featured videos alongside a number of talented musicians covering a plethora of songs. Victoria K’s covers include Iron Maiden’s “The Trooper”, Nightwish’s “Last Ride of the Day”, Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters” and Kamelot’s “Insomnia”, the latter of which received attention from the band themselves on Twitter and led to a meeting of talents when the American power metal band found themselves in Melbourne during their 2018 ‘The Shadow Theory’ Australian tour.
Victoria K Is:
Victoria K – Vocals
Sheri Vengeance – Extreme Vocals (Black Like Vengeance, ex. Ne Obliviscaris)
Julia Mammone – Guitar (Enlight)
Martin Kawaler – Bass (Black Like Vengeance, ex Ten Thousand)
Up and coming singer-songwriter Clio Cadence has revealed an empowering new video for the track “Drive.” A song about building the courage to leave a toxic relationship, “Drive” embodies the teenager’s wise-beyond-her-years lyrics and musical maturity.
“‘Drive’ is a song about the struggle to stand up for yourself and leave a relationship that has become toxic,” Cadence says. “Sometimes we get trapped by possessions, people, and worry about what others will think. Sometimes you have to leave everything behind to save yourself. The video shows the struggle of staying with someone with a drinking problem. The happy times vs. the bad.”
About Clio Cadence
The 18-year-old multi-instrumentalist began playing in bands since the tender age of 12 and has developed a style and stage presence that far exceeds her years. Her musical background includes playing fiddle, guitar, bass and drums, as well as the study of music theory. Drawing influences from a wide range of artists, from No Doubt to We Came as Romans, Cadence‘s sound can be described as hip-hop-infused metal with an authentic rock ‘n’ roll vibe. Cadence not only transcends genre stereotypes, but also sees the future of the music industry as boundlessly fluid and unsegmented.
For her debut album, Cadence has enlisted a multifaceted array of production talent, including Michael Orlando (Dead Girls Academy) Alex Asche (Dangerkids) and Kris Crummett (Sleeping with Sirens, Dance Gavin Dance, Issues).
Cadence has played in many cities across the United States, and several dates in Canada and Ireland.
Theatrical metal band Raven Black will preview their upcoming third album, The Key, on The In-Between Tour this spring with In This Moment, Black Veil Brides and DED.
The nearly-two-month-long tour will begin March 24 in Orlando and will continue through May 16.
“We are incredibly excited to support In This Moment and Black Veil Brides along with DED on this tour, and share our new music with all of you,”says Raven. “We can’t wait to share our new album and feel there would be no better tour to present the Dark Metal Carnival.”
The Key, produced by Ulrich Wild (Static-X, White Zombie, Deftones), is scheduled for release this May via WurmGroup. Pre-orders for the album and an assortment of bundles are available via Raven Black’s webstore. A new video for the track “Hear Me Cry” will be available soon. VIP packages for The In-Between Tour are also available at the webstore.
Raven Black’sDark Metal Carnival story began when a voodoo doctor, The Doctor, happened upon a lost and scared little girl named Raven. Using his magic, The Doctor attempted turned the girl into a doll. The Doctor’s attempt, however, was interrupted by the terrified girl’s screams, leaving her in a half-human, half-doll state. As Raven lived in the dark world of the Doctor, she secretly learned his magic and conjured up a demon named Muppet, whom she trapped inside of her heart and made her eternal protector. Together, The Doctor and Muppet created another character, Stitches, to help search for souls to join the Dark Metal Carnival in the 13th hour.
Together, the quartet has created a soundtrack to the Dark Metal Carnival, releasing the 2016 EP Seven Sins and the 2018 album 13. The band has toured extensively, perfecting a creepy live show that unifies the visual and aural aspects of Raven Black.
Raven Black Tour Dates
3/24 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues
3/26 – Atlanta, GA –Tabernacle
3/27 – Birmingham, AL – Sloss Furnaces
3/28 – Cherokee, NC – Harrah’s Cherokee Events Center
3/30 – Richmond, VA – The National
3/31 – Silver Spring, MD – Fillmore
4/1 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
4/3 – Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theatre
4/4 – Cleveland, OH – The Agora Ballroom
4/5 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
4/7 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
4/9 – Columbus, OH – Express Live!
4/10 – Detroit, MI – Fillmore
4/11 – Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
4/13 – Louisville, KY – Palace Theatre
4/14 – Ft. Wayne, IN – The Clyde Theatre
4/15 – Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live
4/17 – Minneapolis, MN – Myth Live
4/18 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
4/19 – Columbia, MO – Blue Note (Outdoor Stage)
4/21 – Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Center at The Midland Theatre
4/23- Dallas, TX – Southside Ballroom
4/24 – Oklahoma City, OK – Criterion
4/25 – Lubbock, TX – Lonestar Events Center
4/27 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre
4/28 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
4/29 – Los Angeles, CA – The Novo
5/1 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
5/2 – Reno, NV – Grand Theatre – Grand Sierra Resort
5/3 – San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
5/5 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
5/6 – Boise, ID – Revolution Center
5/7 – Portland, OR – Roseland Ballroom
5/8 – Kennewick, WA – Toyota Center: Retter & Company Theatre
Lamb of God has revealed a brand new single and video, “Checkmate,” from the band’s first release in five years, and the first to feature new drummer Art Cruz. The self-titled Lamb Of God is due out May 8 via Epic Records.
“‘Checkmate’ brings together all the components of the Lamb of God sound that we’ve been developing over the last two decades, but with the ambition and ferocity that comes with the start of a new chapter for our band,” says guitarist Mark Morton. “Re-energized and reignited, this is Lamb of God 2020. We’ve never been more excited.”
The fact that the band’s eighth studio effort would warrant ‘self-titled’ status is a testament to the band’s pride and satisfaction with these songs and this period in their creativity.
“Putting only our name on it is a statement,” Vocalist D. Randall Blythe says. “This is Lamb Of God. Here and now.”
A true collaboration between all members of the band, Lamb of God’s eighth studio album is an amalgam of each individual’s contributions, blended to create a singular style. Guitarists Mark Morton and Willie Adler fuel the album with a mountain of riffs, taking what Lamb of God are known for, and unbelievably, upping the ante to new levels. The rhythm section of John Campbell, looming large as a rhythmic shadow, and drummer Art Cruz, who makes his studio debut with Lamb of God here on this record, underpin the proceedings with passion, sweat and expansive dynamics. Vocalist D. Randall Blythe is as angry, insightful, and informed as ever. Never one to shrink from facing the darker aspects of our nature head-on, Blythe delivers with no punches pulled, and as only he and Lamb of God can in 2020.
In celebration of the release of “Checkmate” and the announce of the new album, Lamb of God will appear at a special show at the House of Vans in Chicago on February 14. The event is free and fans can RSVP beginning at 12 noon CST today at the House of Vans website here. The event will include a photography exhibit featuring photos from D. Randall Blythe that will be included in the new Lamb of God album artwork. Harm’s Way will open the show.
In the midst of writing the ten songs that appear on Lamb Of God, the group hit pause on the works-in-progress to man the stage as main support Slayer’s “The Final Campaign.” After months of playing their best-known songs nightly, Lamb of God returned to the new tracks and began to work with longtime producer Josh Wilbur (Korn, Megadeth, Gojira, Trivium). Special guests Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed) and Chuck Billy (Testament) also make appearances on Lamb Of God.
The Richmond, Virginia, quintet propelled heavy metal into the new millennium two decades ago with the prophetically titled New American Gospel. They followed with 2003’s As the Palaces Burn, which made the Rolling Stone list of the Top 100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time. Ashes of the Wake, released in 2004, was the first Lamb of God album to be certified gold by the RIAA, as was 2006’s Sacrament, which also made a Top 10 Billboard 200 chart debut. In 2009, Lamb of God released Wrath, their first with Wilbur at producer, and earned the number one album spot on Billboard’s Hard Rock, Rock, and Tastemaker charts, with a number two position on the Billboard 200.
Those number one positions were repeated with 2012’s Resolution, which swung effortlessly between thrash, traditional metal, sludgy doom, with flashes of crust punk swagger and bravado. Lamb of God’s last album, VII: Sturm und Drang (2015) made its debut on the Billboard 200 at number three and finished number 2 in the world charts, reaching Top 5 in five countries and six addition Top 15 positions.
In 2020, Lamb of God is re-energized and unrelenting, ready to lay claim to the metal throne.
Lamb of God Tour Dates
2/14- Chicago, IL @ House of Vans *Headline show
European Tour with Kreator and Power Trip
3/27 – Stockholm, SE @ Fryshuset Arenan
3/28 – Copenhagen, DK @ Forum Black Box
3/30 – Oulu, FI @ Club Teatria
3/31 – Helsinki, FI @ Ice Hall Black Box
4/2 – Kraków, PO @ Tauron Arena
4/3 – Berlin, DE @ Columbiahalle
4/4 – Oberhausen, DE @ Turbinenhalle
4/5 – Wiesbaden, DE @ Kulturzentrum Schlachthof
4/7 – Zurich, CH @ Samsung Hall
4/8 – Munich, DE @ Zenith
4/9 – Ludwigsburg, DE @ MHP Arena
4/11 – Hamburg, DE @ Sporthalle
4/14 – Barcelona, ES @ Razzmatazz
4/15 – Madrid, ES @ Sala Riviera
4/17 – Paris, FR @ L’Olympia Bruno Coquatrix
4/18 – Saarbrücken, DE @ Saarlandhalle
4/19 – Brussels, BE @ Ancienne Belgique
4/21 – Bristol, UK @ O2 Academy Bristol
4/22 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Academy
4/23 – Glasgow, UK @ O2 Academy Glasgow
4/24 – Birmingham, UK @ O2 Academy Birmingham
4/25 – London, UK @ O2 Academy Brixton
5/9 – Daytona Beach, FL @ Welcome to Rockville *US Festival
This morning, two-time Grammy nominated and multi-platinum band, Disturbed confirm their extensive 31-date The Sickness 20th Anniversary Tour throughout North America, co-produced by Frank Productions and Live Nation. The amphitheater tour, with very special guest Staind and Bad Wolves, celebrates the two-decade anniversary of the band’s seminal album, The Sickness.
On this tour, the band will perform songs off the album, as well as tracks from their most recent studio release,Evolution, and their extensive catalog. The Sickness 20th Anniversary Tour will run from mid-July through mid-September, with dates in cities including Tampa, Toronto, Cincinnati, Phoenix, and Irvine (full dates below).
Tickets will go on sale Friday, Jan. 31 at 10am local time (with the exception of the Rogers, AR show which will go on-sale at 12pm local time) here. Select presales will begin Tuesday, Jan. 28. Special VIP, meet & greet, and merch bundle packages are available for all dates – more info here. Disturbed’s tour will also be a part of Ticket to Rock 2020, an exclusive ticket package at select Live Nation amphitheaters across the country—additional details to be announced, for more info go here.
Disturbed Tour Dates:
May 01 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach (FM99 Lunatic Luau)
May 2 – Charlotte, NC – Epicenter Festival
May 9 – Daytona Beach, FL – Welcome to Rockville Festival
May 16 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion (MMR*B*Q 2020)
May 24 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion (97.1 The Eagle presents BFD 2020)
June 5 – Nurburgring, DEU – Rock AM Ring Fest
June 7 – Nuremburg, DEU – Rock IM Park Fest
June 9 – Bremen, DEU – Bremen Buergerweide
June 11 – Nickelsdorf, AUT – Nova Rock Fest
June 12 – Interlaken, SWI – Greenfield Fest
June 14 – Donington, UK – Download Fest
June 16 – Gdansk, POL – Ergo Arena
June 17 – Hannover, DEU – Swiss Life Hall
June 19 – Copenhagen, DNK – Copenhell Fest
June 20 – Dessel, BEL – Graspop Fest
June 21 – Landgraaf, NLD – Pinkpop Fest
June 24 – Stockholm, SWE – Grona Lund Tivoli
June 25 – Oslo, NOR – Tons of Rock Fest
June 27 – Seinajoki, FIN – Provinssi Fest
July 15 – Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre*
July 16 – Cadott, WI – Rock Fest
July 18 – Grand Rapids, MI – Upheaval Festival
July 21 – Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre*
July 23 – Tampa, FL- MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre*
July 24 – West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre*
July 26- Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live*
July 29 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center*
July 30 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center*
August 01 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium*
August 02 – Hartford, CT – XFINITY Theatre*
August 04 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts
August 06 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones BeachTheater*
August 08 – Syracuse, NY – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview*
August 10 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater*
August 11 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage*
August 13 – Burgettstown, PA – S&T Bank Music Park*
August 15 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center*
August 16 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre*
August 20 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre *
August 21 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center*
August 23 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center*
August 26 – Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP*^
August 27 – The Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion*
August 29 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater*
August 30 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion*
September 01 – Chula Vista, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre*
September 02 – Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre*
September 04 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre*
September 05 – Wheatland, CA – Toyota Amphitheatre*
September 09 – West Valley City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre*
September 11 – Ridgefield, WA – Sunlight Supply Amphitheater*
September 12 – Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre*
*The Sickness 20th Anniversary Tour with very special guest Staind and Bad Wolves
New Music Video
Disturbed also share a new music video for “Hold on to Memories” directed by Matt Mahurin, who also directed their “Sound of Silence” music video. The video is inspired by the Mexican holiday “Día de Muertos,” a day of remembrance and celebration of loved ones who have passed, with which it shares the sentiment that as long as we keep their memories with us, a piece of them is still alive. Watch the music video for “Hold on to Memories” here:
The band previously shared their live video for “Hold on to Memories,” directed by Rafa Alcantara. The video captures a moment during Disturbed’s live show where the band perform alongside a video collage of their favorite memories, with photos and videos of their friends and families, both here and gone. Watch the live video for “Hold on to Memories” here:
Disturbed have continued their record-breaking streak at rock radio, claiming the title of “2019’s Most Played Artists” in the Active Rock format. The band earned their seventh consecutive #1 on the Mediabase Active Rock Chart and Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Songs Chart with their latest single “No More,” an achievement unmatched by any artist in history. Disturbed have earned ten #1 singles on the chart, including “A Reason To Fight,” the track that initially broke the record earlier this year. “No More” is the third top-charting single from the band’s #1 album, Evolution (Reprise Records).
Disturbed are one of the most successful rock bands in modern history. The multiplatinum-selling quartet accomplished the rare feat of achieving five consecutive number one debuts on the Billboard Top 200. That accolade historically elevated them to rarified air alongside Metallica, the only other hard rock group to do so in the history of the chart. Immortalized (2015) received a platinum certification and spawned the triple-platinum crossover smash “The Sound of Silence,” which garnered a nomination at the 2017 GRAMMY® Awards in the category of “Best Rock Performance.”
Since their formation in 1996, the band has sold 16 million albums globally and scored twelve No. 1 singles at Active Rock Radio. Their quadruple-platinum 2000 debut, The Sickness, formally announced their arrival as hard rock leaders, with that status solidified by subsequent GRAMMY® Award nominations as well as gold-, platinum- and double platinum-certified records, as well as countless sold-out shows around the globe. Named “Best Rock Artist” during the 2017 iHeartRadioMusic Awards, Disturbed continue to boldly forge ahead with the release of their aptly titled seventh offering, Evolution.
Guitarist Kane Roberts has announced a special upcoming director’s cut of his video for the song “Beginning of the End,” featuring appearances by the legendary Alice Cooper and Arch Enemy vocalist Alissa White-Gluz.
Watch the original video for “Beginning of the End” here:
“Beginning of the End,” which appears on last year’s The New Normal, is a powerful track that required equally powerful voices and personalities to bring it to life.
“When Alice Cooper and Alissa White-Gluz both agreed to be in our ‘Beginning of the End’ video, I was blown away,” Roberts says. “Once the shock wore off, I realized I’d created the perfect storm. There was so much electricity in the air that it was obvious there was no safe place on the set, and the job was to capture it all in camera! As expected, their performances were truly iconic and I believe we created something both original and powerful.”
Alice Cooper and Alissa White-Gluz Comment on Collaboration
Roberts’ musical co-stars were equally enthusiastic about the collaboration on “Beginning of the End”:
“I go out of my way to work with Kane any time I can,”Alice Cooper says.“He’s truly a great guitarist with the brain of THANOS!”
Adds Alissa Gluz-White, “Working with Kane for ‘The Beginning of the End’ was interesting and challenging. To establish oneself in a song alongside Alice Cooper is no easy task! I feel we created a narrative in the song that just begged for a storybook type of video, so we got together and did that too!”
Most widely known for his work with Alice Cooper the mid to late ‘80s, Roberts’ studied Contemporary Music and Liberal Arts/Humanities at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. Roberts’ resume includes a variety of work with high-profile artists including Rod Stewart, Alice Cooper, Steve Vai, Desmond Child, KISS, Diane Warren, Berlin, Guns N’ Roses and more. He has also written and/or recorded music for films such as Light Sleeper, Penelope Spheeris’ Decline of Western Civilization, Friday the 13th IV Jason Lives, and John Carpenter’s Prince of Darkness.
In addition to his musical career, Roberts has in acted in several films, including Wes Craven’s Shocker and John Carpenter’s Prince of Darkness. Along with director Mike Goedecke, Roberts also created a rollercoaster of a sci-fi short film, Embryo, which features an engaging story, stunning special effects and evocative soundtrack.
Tempe, AZ all-female punk rock trio The Venomous Pinks has released a new single and music video, a cover of Joan Jett & The Blackhearts’ “I Want You,” which will appear on the band’s upcoming album of the same name.
“From poppy sensibilities to heavy riffs, the new new track “I Want You” from The Venomous Pinks is the perfect soundtrack to your weekend.”- New Noise Magazine
Check out the video, starring dominatrixes Soma Snakeoil and Lady Scorpiushere:
Guitarist and vocalist Drea Doll says, “I Want You is an in-your-face, unapologetic, punk rendition of Joan Jett & the Blackhearts’ timeless classic. We set out to infuse our unique style and uncontrived attitude to change up the cover while lovingly nodding to its original roots.”
About The Venomous Pinks
If members of Bikini Kill and TSOL musically collided in a Russ Myer movie, the soundtrack scoring the scene would be orchestrated by The Venomous Pinks. Hailing from Mesa, Arizona the three-piece trio creates an unapologetically, uniquely addictive, in-your-face punk sound, that instantly makes the soul hurt so good, you can’t help but yearn for more.
Newly signed to Die Laughing Records, music is the religion they worship, and their church is the road. Having formed in 2012, they have blasted their way from the garage and into the spotlight, shredding the stage with some of punk rock’s finest bands, such as: Bad Religion, Iggy Pop, Anti-Flag, The Bouncing Souls, just to name a few. Even though they have been touring all over the country, they have street cred to back them since their loyalty to their local roots runs deep.
“The Venomous Pinks are a punk band. Not a “girl” band or a “chick” band, but a punk band.”- New Times
Los Angeles, CA – Transcendent, two-time GRAMMY® Award-winning rock band, Evanescence, has released the official music video for their first new rock recording in eight years, “The Chain (From Gears 5).” Directed by frequent collaborator, P.R. Brown (My Chemical Romance, John Mayer, Green Day), the piece blends powerful, epic performance visuals with footage from the launch trailer for Xbox Game Studios’ Gears 5 from the massively popular Gears of War franchise. To emulate the aesthetic of Gears 5, a miniature set was constructed for the music video that parallels the dystopian environment of the game. Watch it HERE, and listen to the song on all digital streaming platforms HERE.
“The lyrics make me feel the power of standing together against great forces trying to pull us apart, perhaps even from the inside. I really wanted to drive that home in our version,” lead singer Amy Lee elaborates.
P.R. Brown adds, “The goal of the video is to show the bond of this band as they deliver a powerful take on a classic song. The tie in with Gears 5 presented an opportunity to combine the game world together with the band performance in a post-apocalyptic setting. The band emerges from the ashes to come together. We wanted to bring these worlds together and feel both the force of the band and the game.”
Evanescence unveiled their signature-rock version of the Fleetwood Mac classic in November, following Leehaving lent her vocals to the Gears 5 launch trailer. The spot aired as part of a multi-million-dollar ad campaign in the fall in conjunction with the launch of the game. Watch it HERE. In addition, Gears 5 set new records as the biggest launch for any Xbox Game Studios game this generation.
Band Is Currently in the Studio Working on New Original Music
“The Chain” marks the first release in what is expected to be a very active period for Evanescence. Following their foray into symphonic music with 2017’s critically acclaimed Synthesisalbum and world tour, the five-piece reemerged by embracing a heavier sound, albeit with their trademark style that has made Evanescence integral in establishing a global, critical mass in rock, and among the most unique artists of the millennium. The band is currently working on new original music, which will start rolling out in 2020 in advance of their highly-anticipated fifth full-length studio album. Stay tuned for more details to come.
Spring Tour Begins on March 29 with a Performance at Download Festival Japan
On March 29, Evanescence’s spring tour dates commence with a performance at Download Festival in Tokyo, Japan. Shortly thereafter, the group will embark on a massive co-headline tour of Europe and the U.K. with Within Temptation that runs from April 4 to May 1. Evanescence will also headline their own show in Madrid, Spain on May 3 to conclude their slew of dates overseas. After a quick break, the quintet will return to the U.S. for two select performances – The Fillmore in Minneapolis, MN on May 14 and a major festival performance at Sonic Temple on May 16. Tickets to all shows are on sale now and can be purchased on Evanescence’s official website HERE.
To celebrate tonight’s tour kick-off, horror obsessed provocateurs Death Valley High have surprised fans with a new song, “Raise Hell,” available today. Watch the video for the track now via Revolver HERE.
“I got sick of hearing the misuse of the term ‘witch hunt’ and the ignorance just throwing it around. I started to imagine a scenario bridging physical and metaphysical uproar,” says frontman Reyka Osburn. “‘Raise hell’ usually means to rebel rouse, but in this instance, I actually mean to devil rouse.”
The “Raise Hell” single is currently available exclusively via BandcampHERE.
Death Valley High begins a nine-date west coast tour with electro-industrial outfit Silver Snakes tonight in San Francisco.
Death Valley High released a new EP entitled Duel this past summer via Minus Head Records. The band has described Duel as a sort of modern-day mix tape that defies the rules of a conventional release. While the first half of the record features covers, the latter half is an offering of intense remixes, lending to the record’s name. Each song on Duel features a special guest, including Chino Moreno (Deftones), Spirit in the Room, Chris Connelly and more, each of whom was challenged – along with Death Valley High themselves – to venture outside of their comfort zone.
Check out the video for the Christian Death cover “Cavity – First Communion,” featuring Chino Moreno HERE.
Swerving between the sarcastic and the saccharine, Death Valley High deliver doom pop and death disco of the highest order. Outburn heralded them as the “New Face of Goth Rock,” while UK tastemaker Kerrang! advised fans of Marilyn Manson and Nine Inch Nails to take note. But where most macabre music-makers craft anthems for the grave, Death Valley High make songs to wake the dead. These guys don’t dwell in melancholy; this is a funeral procession to dance to. Universal monsters, Hammer films and haunted houses collide within their sonic psyche, earning them coveted spots on tours with likeminded rabble-rousers like Killing Joke, Combichrist, Crosses, Powerman 5000, and Orgy. Death Valley High turns convention on its head, with unapologetic distaste for conformity and a tongue-in-cheek whimsy. Death Valley High is unmistakably important, conjuring New Romantic majesty for the modern age.