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The Venomous Pinks Release New Single: Cover of Joan Jett & The Blackhearts’ “I Want You”

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.

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“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 Scorpius here:

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

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The Venomous Pinks Online:

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Grey Daze (Chester Bennington) Release “What’s In The Eye” Single

Phoenix, AZ – Grey Daze, the ‘90s era band helmed by Chester Bennington and featuring drummer Sean Dowdell, bass player Mace Beyers and guitarist Cristin Davis, give fans an early listen to their as-of-yet untitled Loma Vista Recordings’ debut album with the release of the single, “What’s In the Eye”. Listen here:

An honest voice of pain and anger for a generation” – Rolling Stone

Before he sang, screamed, and serenaded audiences of millions throughout his storied career in Linkin Park and a host of other projects, Chester cut his teeth in Grey Daze. The mid-‘90s band released a pair of albums (Wake Me and No Sun Today), but unsurprisingly, the young Phoenix-based band was lacking the expertise and financial resources to fulfill their vision.

Prior to his untimely passing, Chester personally announced a 2017 Grey Daze reunion on social media —which would see the band members, now with those previously lacking resources, re-working and re-recording a collection of songs from those early releases. The resulting music represents an important, yet unheard chapter—the origin story of one of modern rock’s most recognizable voices—and also a full circle moment among friends.

As he never got the chance to launch the reunion himself, his bandmates, friends, family, and various collaborators stepped up to give the music the second chance it deserved, finishing what the late singer started.

“Over the years we’d become more knowledgeable, more experienced, and had more resources, so we decided to pick a selection of songs from our previously released albums and re-record them the way they deserved to have been treated back in the ‘90s when we initially wrote and released them,” explained the band in an open letter posted to their social media channels in December. “By February 2017 we started recording and in June, Chester and Sean announced the reunion, with a live performance planned for that Fall. Unfortunately, as we all know, that never happened.”

Chester Bennington | Photography: Tom Preston

Originally recorded in 1993 and 1996, “What’s In the Eye” was re-written and modernized by Grey Daze under the guidance of producers Chris Traynor (Bush, Helmet, Orange 9MM), Kyle Hoffman, and Jay Baumgardner. Using Chester’s original vocals, the song showcases that, even at the age of 17, Chester was already “delivering intense, almost physically palpable emotion” (New York Times).

“What’s In The Eye” was written lyrically in different phases by both Sean and Chester collaboratively. The song focuses on a friend’s premature death in a car accident and trying to understand the loss, relaying an emotional intensity that every listener will not only understand, but instantly connect with. The beauty of Chester’s gifts were that he made others able to understand and cope with their own emotional pain, simply by listening to Chester’s vocal expression.

“As a teenager, when these recordings were done, he had this incredible raw and somewhat undeveloped voice that had an incredible tone. He had this ability to sing great rock melodies punctuated by that unmistakable guttural scream. Chester’s voice had a personality that made you a believer,” said Loma Vista Recordings founder and President Tom Whalley. “Listening to the new versions of these tracks, I think it represents everything that the band members and the family told me that Chester wanted to achieve with re-recording this body of work.”

“One of the finest male voices of a generation”NME

Additional details about the album will be revealed in the coming weeks. A series of letters about the project and passion behind its release were posted on various social media channels in December. Aside from his Grey Daze bandmates, Chester’s widow, Talinda Bennington, his mother, Susan Eubanks, and his son Jamie Bennington, shared their thoughts about the forthcoming release:

Open Letter from Talinda Bennington (Chester’s Widow):

“One of Chester’s greatest gifts was music. The only thing he took more pride in was being a father to his children. Given how much he cared, he wanted fans to hear everything he did, and his musical journey started with Grey Daze.

“In February 2017, Chester and his bandmates began re-recording their music for a planned re-release of the band’s early music and by June, he announced that Grey Daze was reuniting and would be playing a 20th-anniversary reunion show that fall. He was so enthusiastic about doing this, and he was eager to play rock music with messages that he knew would be meaningful to fans. It also meant a lot to him to be working with his Grey Daze bandmates, Sean Dowdell (with whom he had a very special friendship, and was a business partner in Club Tattoo), along with Mace Beyers, and Cristin Davis. He’d known them more than half of his life.

“When Chester passed away, Grey Daze’s reunion seemed like an afterthought to everyone involved; they were suffering, I was suffering, and there were way too many emotions to work through before we could even think about what would happen to that project. Once the clouds lifted a bit, once we could focus on what Chester would want us to do, we looked for a way to continue what Chester was working on—the things he was proud of and wanted to share with his fans. The Grey Daze project is one of the ways we can continue to tell Chester’s story and connect with his fans.

“Through our foundation, 320, I endeavor every day making sure Chester’s legacy shines a light for positive change. For us, releasing a new Grey Daze album will shine a light on where my husband started and hopefully give his fans a better understanding of his art and a more full picture of his journey through this incredible music”.


Open Letter from Susan Eubanks (Chester’s Mom):

“It’s hard for me to remember a time when Chester didn’t tell me he was going to be a rock star. He had discovered music at a very young age, and I can even recall the first time I saw him sing: a two-year-old mimicking the songs to “Grease!” he loved to sing Olivia Newton John’s!

“Music was a constant for him. He was always listening to bands, but it was when he was 13 that he began to tell me that he was going to be a singer. He was trying out for local bands, playing with friends, and doing what normal teenage boys do when they dream about becoming a “rock star.” I was encouraging, but obviously wanted him to keep his feet firmly planted on the ground and focused on his education.

“At 15, he came home with his slightly older friend, who seemed immensely older to me in comparison to Chester, Sean Dowdell. I laugh now when I think that Sean was a mere 17 at the time. Sean was forming a local band that was in need of a singer, and Chester was eager to fill that role. That band would become Grey Daze. As any parent would be, I was reluctant to have my 15-year-old son going to clubs but I cautiously gave my permission once I saw how Sean treated Chester, not just as a new bandmate, but as a protective older brother. Over the past 25 years, Sean has become a part of our family.

“Missing Chester is now a part of my daily life but of course, grief comes in waves, so most of the time I try to remember the joy he brought to me, and the happiness his music brought to so many people. It was in that mindset that I gave Sean my blessing to continue the work he and Chester had begun on reimagining the Grey Daze music. A year later, Sean very proudly played me the results of his, Mace, and Cristin’s work, allowing me to be one of the first people to hear it. When that voice rang out, I remembered the teenage Chester and Sean and thought of how remarkable they would have found all of this. I am grateful that because of Sean’s efforts Chester’s fans have the opportunity to hear his music again.


Open Letter from Jamie Bennington (Chester’s Son):

“To be honest, I didn’t know that Grey Daze was coming back. My dad was the type to keep his work private if it wasn’t finished, so I never heard about his reunion with Sean Dowdell and Mace Beyers to revitalize his first ever rock band. All that I knew was that my dad was looking, once again, to reinvent himself as an artist. Something that was far from unusual considering he was, and always will be, one of the most amoebic vocal talents to ever live. With that being said, to say that getting a call from Sean nearly two years after his death concerning an album they had been working on together in secret was a surprise is an understatement.

“Sean asked me to come down and record some backup vocals at NRG. I said yes. Of course, I said yes. And what an experience it was. In a lot of ways, I got to meet the teenage version of my father. I got to reconnect with my own childhood friends. And I got to pilgrimage to the very place that Linkin Park got their start.

“Most importantly though I got to work on one of the last things my dad ever made. Something I had so many questions about, like: ‘How were they going to continue to work on an album when the lead vocalist was no longer in the picture?

“I had been told that there were no plans to bring in another vocalist to replace my dad on the album, but I didn’t understand at the time what that actually meant. It was only when I stepped into the studio that I saw the magic being performed. And by magic, I mean magic. Sean Dowdell, Esjay Jones, and Lucas D’Angelo are miracle workers who not only had massive holes to fill in the production of album but had rather limited means of filling them. But they did it. They did it with only masters of old Grey Daze recordings and the goodwill of friends and family.

“Thank you so much for having me and congratulations on accomplishing the impossible.


Open Letter from Grey Daze:

“We met Chester when he was a scrappy 15-year-old and we were “seasoned” 17-year-olds. We’ve been friends, bandmates, and in Sean’s case, business partners (via Club Tattoo), ever since. We were present for the highs, and witness to the lows. Chester was the heart and soul of Grey Daze, it was his enthusiasm, lyrical prowess and emotional integrity that propelled us to record and release two albums and a demo and it was with great pride that we watched the magic we knew was in him shared with the world.

Reuniting Grey Daze was something that we’d been kicking around for years, but because of work and family commitments, we hadn’t had a chance to turn the idea into reality until early 2017. Over the years we’d become more knowledgeable, more experienced, and had more resources, so we decided to pick a selection of songs from our previously released albums and re-record them the way they deserved to have been treated back in the ‘90s when we initially wrote and released them. By February 2017 we started recording and in June, Chester and Sean announced the reunion, with a live performance planned for that Fall. Unfortunately, as we all know, that never happened.

When Talinda, Chester’s widow, and his parents, gave us their blessing to move forward with the project, we did so with the utmost care, making sure to honor his legacy as well as handle the music we had written together with the utmost care.

We all wanted to fulfill Chester’s dream of people hearing Grey Daze music as he always envisioned it.

We also wanted to make sure we had the proper steward for this. We reached out to Tom Whalley, the person who had been the head of Warner Bros. Records for the first nine years of Linkin Park’s existence and someone who knew Chester well, with hopes he’d be interested in doing this release via his Loma Vista Recordings. Executive Producer Jay Baumgardner and Tom helped us to see our vision through, re-recording the music but keeping Chester’s vocals intact. The fact that we got to re-track and rewrite the music around his vocals was an amazing experience. This is what our good friend wanted. He wanted the music to feel fresh and relevant, so people who knew his music but not his original band, could relate to it. That’s what we’ve tried to do with this Grey Daze record now.

“We cannot wait for his fans and the world to hear this new album, we hope we made him, and you, proud.”


Voice of a generation” – BBC

Grey Daze Online:

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HE IS WE Joins InVogue Records; New Single “Amazing Grace” Out Feb 14

He Is We have signed with Ohio-based InVogue Records. Their brand new single will be out Feb. 14th and is titled “Amazing Grace.” The new single will mark their first new music released since 2018.

Pre-save/pre-add “Amazing Grace” here: 
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Washington-based He Is We is fronted by vocalist Rachel Taylor. HIW’s debut album, released in 2010, hit the Billboard charts and accumulated over 100 million streams. In 2017 the follow-up album was released and has already racked up nearly 50 million streams online.

“Regardless of how far I’ve tried to run from this industry, the unconditional support has pulled me back in and reminded me of why it is I need music. I’m blown away that I’d given up on myself and the heartbeat of He Is We never gave up on me. The fan base kept air in my lungs and brought me back to life. I just want to hug every person who held me together when falling apart became so easy,” says Taylor.

I’ve been a huge fan of He Is We for years so having the opportunity to release this new single, I couldn’t pass it up. I’m really excited to be working with Rachel on this new chapter of music she is creating,” says InVogue Records owner Nick Moore.

He Is We Online:

Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | InVogue Records


Death Valley High Reveals New Surprise Single and Video

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 Bandcamp HERE.

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.

Death Valley High Tour Dates With Silver Snakes:

  • 1/3 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
  • 1/4 – Portland, OR @ Twilight
  • 1/5 – Seattle, WA @ Funhouse
  • 1/7 – Eugene, OR @ Old Nick’s
  • 1/8 – Reno, NV @ Jub Jubs
  • 1/9 – Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver
  • 1/10 – Las Vegas, NV @ Backstage Bar & Billiards
  • 1/11 – Los Angeles, CA @ 5 Star Bar
  • 1/12 – Fullerton, CA @ Slidebar

Death Valley High Online:

Website | Instagram | Twitter
Facebook | Minus Head Records



Featured photo (top) by Bailey Kobelin


Ravenword Album Details and First Single Out Now

Italian symphonic power metal band Ravenword has unleashed “No More,” first single from their one-time studio album, Transcendence, out January 31 via Rockshots Records.

Vocalist Chiara Tricarico comments: 
“This song is a classical power metal track with a beautiful piano part and a super-fast solo.” 

The track features Davide Lovecchio as special guest on the lead guitar. 

“No More” is available as digital single at all major online stores, paired with an official audio track on YouTube.

Spotify |  iTunes | YouTube

Transcendence is now available for pre-order at the Rockshots Records’ official store. Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s novel The Raven, the Milan, Italy, based band was originally formed in 2007 by keyboardist and composer Davide Scuteri (Choirs Of Veritas). After several years of activity, which included a self-titled demo, the band went on a brief hiatus, re-grouping in 2016 when singer Chiara Tricarico (Sound StormMoonlight Haze), drummer Michele Olmi (ChronosfearSkeleeton) and bass/guitar player Cesare Ferrari (Choirs Of Veritas) joined the band, in order to create a one-time studio album that embodies the whole history of the band.  

With TranscendenceRavenword captures the romantic and decadent poetic themes typical of Edgar Allan Poe’s period, combined with an equally decadent symphonic metal sound. In line with Ravenword’s ode to poetry, the title Transcendence was chosen to symbolize the idea of always going beyond one’s perception of reality and seeking deeper meanings. 

Transcendence Tracklisting:

  1. Blue Roses
  2. Life Is In Your Hands
  3. No More
  4. Lullaby Of The Last Petal
  5. Purity
  6. Rain Of Stars
  7. The Queen Of Darkness
  8. What I Need
  9. The Swansong
  10. Dylan
  11. Crimson Lake
  12. The Distance
  13. Bleeding Moon

Ravenword Online:

Rockshots Records | Facebook


Alanis Morissette Announces 2020 Tour Celebrating 25 Years Of ‘Jagged Little Pill’

Today, seven-time GRAMMY® Award-winning singer/songwriter Alanis Morissette announced that she will be embarking on a 31-date North American tour which kicks off June 2nd, 2020 in Portland, OR. Produced by Live Nation, the tour will celebrate 25 years of Jagged Little Pill. It will hit cities like Los Angeles, New York, Toronto, and Chicago before wrapping in Nashville, TN on July 25th, 2020 and she’ll be playing all her biggest hits along the way. Alanis will be joined by special guest Garbage and also appearing Liz Phair.

New Single “Reasons I Drink” Out Today From Forthcoming Album, 
Such Pretty Forks In The Road, Due Out May 1st, 2020

Alanis also released her new song, “Reasons I Drink” today via Epiphany Music. Get it HERE! “Reasons I Drink” was co-written by Alanis and Michael Farrell (Morrissey, Macy Gray) and produced by Alex Hope (Troye Sivan, Ben Platt, Tove Lo). The track comes off Alanis’ highly anticipated ninth album, Such Pretty Forks In The Road, due out May 1st. This will be Alanis’ first original album since 2012’s Havoc and Bright Lights. On December 4th, catch Alanis’ debut television performance of “Reasons I Drink” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Alanis is also being honored with the 2019 Billboard Women In Music Icon Award at their ceremony on December 12th in Los Angeles.

Presales for the tour will begin on December 10 at 11 AM local time and tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, December 13th at 11 AM local time HERE. VIP packages will be available starting with the presale. With each transaction, fans will receive an instant grat download of “Reasons I Drink” and a digital download of Alanis’ new album Such Pretty Forks In The Road, upon its release on May 1st. For tickets and more information, go HERE. Citi is the official presale credit card for the tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase U.S. presale tickets beginning Wednesday, December 11th at 11 AM local time until Thursday, December 12th at 12 PM local time through Citi’s Entertainment program. For complete presale details visit HERE.

Alanis Morissette 2020 Tour Dates:

June 02, 2020Portland, ORSunlight Supply Amphitheater
June 03, 2020Seattle, WAWhite River Amphitheatre
June 05, 2020Concord, CAConcord Pavilion
June 07, 2020Salt Lake City, UTUSANA Amphitheatre
June 09, 2020Los Angeles, CAHollywood Bowl
June 10, 2020Phoenix, AZAk-Chin Pavilion
June 12, 2020Austin, TXAustin360 Amphitheater
June 13, 2020Rogers, ARWalmart AMP
June 14, 2020Dallas, TXDos Equis Pavilion
June 17, 2020Tampa, FLMIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
June 18, 2020West Palm Beach, FLCoral Sky Amphitheatre
June 20, 2020Alpharetta, GAAmeris Bank Amphitheatre
June 21, 2020Charlotte, NCPNC Music Pavilion
June 23, 2020Raleigh, NCCoastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
June 26, 2020Wantagh, NYNorthwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
June 27, 2020Hartford, CTXFINITY Theatre
June 28, 2020Camden, NJBB&T Pavilion
July 01, 2020Holmdel, NJPNC Bank Arts Center
July 02, 2020Columbia, MDMerriweather Post Pavilion
July 03, 2020Virginia Beach, VAVeterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
July 06, 2020Gilford, NHBank of New Hampshire Pavilion
July 08, 2020Saratoga Springs, NYSaratoga Performing Arts Center
July 09, 2020Mansfield, MA XFINITY Center
July 11, 2020Toronto, ONBudweiser Stage
July 16, 2020Noblesville, INRuoff Home Mortgage Music Center
July 17, 2020Tinley Park, ILHollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 18, 2020Maryland Heights, MOHollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 21, 2020Clarkston, MIDTE Energy Music Theatre
July 23, 2020Cuyahoga Falls, OHBlossom Music Center
July 24, 2020Cincinnati, OHRiverbend Music Center
July 25, 2020Nashville, TNBridgestone Arena

JAGGED LITTLE PILL OPENING ON BROADWAY DECEMBER 5TH

Alanis M Jagged Little Pill Musical

Jagged Little Pill will be making its debut on Broadway this Thursday, December 5th at the Broadhurst Theatre in New York City. Featuring lyrics by Alanis and music by Alanis and six-time Grammy winner Glen Ballard, Jagged Little Pill is directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (Waitress, Pippin) and features an original story by Academy Award-winning writer Diablo Cody (Juno, Tully). Jagged Little Pill is a breathtaking new musical inspired by the themes and emotions revealed in Alanis Morissette’s album of the same name. Variety notes “[a]lways engaging, often moving and even rousing, the show boasts dramatic interest and integrity on its own theatrical terms.” For tickets, please visit Telecharge.

Alanis Morissette Online:

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Five Finger Death Punch Announce Massive Spring 2020 U.S. Arena Tour

Special Guests Papa Roach, I Prevail,
& Support from Ice Nine Kills

4x Platinum, 6x Gold record selling rock juggernaut Five Finger Death Punch have announced that they will kick off the 2nd leg of their current U.S. arena headline tour in April, featuring special guests Papa Roach, I Prevail, as well as highly acclaimed newcomer Ice Nine Kills. The tour is co-produced by Frank Productions and Live Nation. See all dates below.

VIP presale, artist fanclub presale, and cyber monday presale begins today at 10:00 AM (local time). Citi is the official presale credit card of the tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase U.S. presale tickets beginning Tuesday, December 3rd at 10:00 AM (local time) until Thursday, December 5th at 10:00 PM through Citi’s Entertainment program. Local promoter venue and radio presales will kick off on Thursday, December 5th at 10:00 AM (local time). Tickets will go on-sale to the general public beginning Friday, December 6th at 10:00 AM (local time).

Five Finger Death Punch are currently touring US arenas before heading to Europe right after the holidays for their nearly sold out European arena run with very special guests Megadeth and global breakout rock sensation Bad Wolves. Information on all tour dates including links to tickets and VIP packages can be found HERE.

FFDPTour

Five Finger Death Punch Spring 2020 Tour Dates:

  • 4/8 – Sunrise, FL // BB&T Center
  • 4/10 – Duluth, GA // Infinite Energy Center
  • 4/11 – Pelham, AL // Oak Mountain Amphitheater
  • 4/13 – San Antonio, TX // AT&T Center
  • 4/14 – Ft. Worth, TX // Dickies Arena
  • 4/16 – Houston, TX // Toyota Center
  • 4/18 – Phoenix, AZ // Talking Stick Resort Arena
  • 4/19 – San Diego, CA // Viejas Arena
  • 4/21 – Los Angeles, CA // The Forum
  • 4/23 – Tacoma, WA // Tacoma Dome
  • 4/25 – Portland, OR // Veteran Memorial Coliseum
  • 4/27 – Morrison, CO // Red Rocks Amphitheatre
  • 4/29 – Kansas City, MO //Sprint Center
  • 5/3 – Baltimore, MD // Royal Farms Arena
  • 5/5 – Worcester, MA // DCU Center
  • 5/6 – Newark, NJ // Prudential Center
  • 5/8 – Cincinnati, OH // Heritage Bank Center
  • 5/12 – Detroit, MI // Little Caesars Arena
  • 5/14 – Pittsburgh, PA // PPG Paints Center
  • 5/15 – Camden, NJ // BB&T Pavilion
  • 5/17 – Nashville, TN // Bridgestone Arena
  • 5/19 – Rosemont, IL // Allstate Arena
  • 5/20 – St. Paul, MN // Xcel Energy Center

Coinciding with the unveiling of their next massive tour, Five Finger Death Punch have announced their long awaited eighth studio album, titled F8. The album will be released globally on February 28th, 2020 and is available for pre-order now.

Five Finger Death Punch have amassed over 3 billion streams to date, over 2 billion video views and are the 3rd biggest artist in the hard rock space measured by total consumption (sales and streams) – surpassed only by Metallica and AC/DC. Newly signed to Better Noise Music, they’ve garnered 22 top 10, hit singles over the last few years.

Today, Five Finger Death Punch also premiered the debut single from F8, “Inside Out” one of the most personal songs that the band has released to date. Watch the official lyric video HERE.

Fans who pre-order the album digitally will receive an instant download of “Inside Out” along with two other new tracks before the release on February 28th. The album will be available in the following formats: CD, digital download, mastered for iTunes download, double gatefold vinyl and picture disc vinyl. The band also curated special F8 merchandise bundles of albums with exclusive t-shirts, hoodies and more, available for pre-order HERE.

Says Five Finger Death Punch guitarist Zoltan Bathory, “We had an extremely successful, yet tumultuous couple of years as a band. We didn’t just weather the storm but came out on the other side better than ever. It was a focused sober group recording, our most important album to date and without a question it shows.”

“This album represents rebirth, progression, transcendence both personally and musically.” Vocalist Ivan Moody adds, “This record to me is ‘absolution’ – everything I’ve done in my life has led up to this moment.”

F8 was produced by Five Finger Death Punch with long time producer Kevin Churko (Ozzy Osbourne, Disturbed, Slash, etc). See the full tracklisting for F8 below.

FFDP F8

TRACKLISTING FOR F8:

  1. F8
  2. Inside Out
  3. Full Circle
  4. Living The Dream
  5. A Little Bit Off
  6. Bottom Of The Top
  7. To Be Alone
  8. Mother May I (Tic Toc)
  9. Darkness Settles In
  10. This Is War
  11. Leave It All Behind
  12. Scar Tissue
  13. Brighter Side Of Grey
  14. Making Monsters (BONUS)
  15. Death Punch Therapy (BONUS)
  16. Inside Out (Radio Edit) (BONUS)

The new album F8 follows Five Finger Death Punch’s hugely successful 2018 release, And Justice For None, which debuted in the Top 5 around the world and became the #1 streaming Hard Rock/Heavy Metal album of that year. They’ve built a rabid, global fan base by creating a unique sound that blurs the line between rock and metal, which has never been more apparent than on their upcoming eighth studio album F8 and their upward trajectory doesn’t seem to waver.

Five Finger Death Punch Is:

Zoltan Bathory
Ivan Moody
Jason Hook
Charlie Engen
Chris Kael

Download/Stream Five Finger Death Punch:

Spotify | Apple Music

Five Finger Death Punch Online:

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Facebook | YouTube



Featured photo (top) by Stephen Jensen


Evanescence Releases “The Chain” (from “Gears 5”) – Their First New Rock Recording in Eight Years

Los Angeles, CA — Transcendent, two-time GRAMMY® Award-winning rock band, Evanescence, has returned with their first new rock recording in eight years, “The Chain (From Gears 5).” Listen HERE.

The band recorded their signature-rock version of the Fleetwood Mac classic following lead singer Amy Lee having lent her vocals to the launch trailer for Xbox Game Studios’ Gears 5 for Xbox One, Windows 10, and Steam, from the massively popular Gears of War series. The spot aired as part of a multi-million-dollar ad campaign this fall in conjunction with the launch of the game. Watch it HERE

Gears 5 was Microsoft’s most successful video game launch since Halo 4 in 2012. 

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

“The Chain” is the first release in what is expected to be a very active period for Evanescence. Following their critically acclaimed foray into symphonic music with 2017’s Synthesis album and world tour, the five-piece has 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 next studio album. Stay tuned for more details to come. 

“This cover was so fun to make. We love Fleetwood Mac and wanted to paint a dark and epic picture with our take on ‘The Chain,’” says Amy Lee. “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, and even made everyone in the band sing by the end of it! We’re beyond excited to share this with our fans and I’m really looking forward to playing it live.” 

At the end of the month, Evanescence will be heading to Mexico City to play Knotfest, followed by an appearance at Download Festival in Tokyo on March 29, 2020. After a short break, the group will be heading out on a massive co-headline tour of Europe and the U.K. with Within Temptation. The new batch of dates kicks off on April 4 in Brussels, Belgium and concludes in Birmingham, U.K. on May 1. Evanescence will also return to the U.S. shortly thereafter for a headline show at The Fillmore in Minneapolis, MN on May 14. All tickets are on sale now and can be purchased on the band’s official website HERE.

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

Evanescence 2019-2020 Tour Dates:

11/30/19 – Mexico City, Mexico @ Knotfest 

3/29/20 – Tokyo, Japan @ Download Festival 

4/4/20 – Brussels, Belgium @ Palais 12 *
4/5/20 – Paris, France @ Accor Hotel Arena *
4/7/20 – London, U.K. @ The O2 *
4/9/20 – Berlin, Germany @ Velodrome *
4/11/20 – Frankfurt, Germany @ Festhalle *
4/12/20 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Hallenstadion *
4/14/20 – Milan, Italy @ Mediolanum Forum *
4/15/20 – Munich, Germany @ Zenith *
4/17/20 – Hamburg, Germany @ Sporthalle *
4/18/20 – Leipzig, Germany @ Leipzig Arena *
4/20/20 – Dusseldorf, Germany @ Mitsubishi Hall *
4/21/20 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Ziggo Dome *
4/22/20 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Ziggo Dome *
4/24/20 – Brussels, Belgium @ Palais 12 *
4/26/20 – Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg @ Rockhal Main Hall *
4/28/20 – Glasgow, U.K. @ The SSE Hyrdo *
4/30/20 – Leeds, U.K. @ First Direct Arena * 

5/1/20 – Birmingham, U.K. @ Arena Birmingham *
5/14/20 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Fillmore 

* w/ Within Temptation

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Rivals Reveals “Thunderstorm”, Supernova EP out Today; On Tour with Slaves

Rivals brand new 2-song, 7″ EP Supernova was released today via Smartpunk Records HERE and is available on streaming services as well. Listen HERE. The title track has already received over 53k streams on Spotify alone. “We’ve really started to step up the creativity with sounds and environments,” describes Rivals vocalist Kalie Wolfe. “Building and creating a world around a theme and trying to show everyone what we see and feel. Between Supernova and “Thunderstorm“, we really stepped out of our comfort zone for this.”

“I’ve always wanted to write a song that was like ‘what’s up b@*%#*$, were back’ and that’s what ‘Thunderstorm‘ is,” explains Wolfe of their new single “Thunderstorm.” “For those who doubted us, said we wouldn’t last or said we couldn’t make it. For the doubt in our own hearts throughout the last two years and how we pulled our own ‘guns’ out to really pushed our way through all of that doubt. We became our own heros and I’m proud as hell of us for what we’ve accomplished in the past few years. ‘Thunderstorm‘ is our fight song.”

Catch them on tour with Slaves

Rivals Is:

Kalie Wolfe (vocals)
Sebastian Clarke (bass)
Micket Woodle (guitar)
Josh Alves (drums)

Rivals Online:

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Featured photo (top) by Matt Bender



Blame Zeus Reveals New Single, “Bloodstained Hands” — Third Album “Seethe” Out Today

Portuguese progressive/alternative metallers Blame Zeus have revealed a new single, “Bloodstained Hands,” from their third album, Seethe, available today via Rockshots Records. Listen to “Bloodstained HandsHERE.

“‘Bloodstained Hands’ is about regret,” the band explains. “Feeling like you can’t go back from the choices you make, and so you must face up to them and to your mistakes. It expresses the despair of looking for a way out, but also the relief of coming clean.”

With influences that range from progressive metal to alternative rock, Blame Zeus‘ music can be described as an intense and heavy rock with intimate and nostalgic ballads.

Blame Zeus previously released a lyric video for
The Warden,” available HERE.

Seethe is available for stream and purchase HERE.

Blame Zeus Seethe Album

Seethe Track Listing:

1. How to Successfully Implode (4:51)
2. Déjà Vu (4:50)
3. Down to Our Bones (5:26)
4. White (4:41)
5. Bloodstained Hands (5:46)
6. The Obsession Lullaby (3:11)
7. Into the Womb (4:32)
8. No (4:29)
9. The Warden (5:27)
10. The Crown and the Gun (4:23)

Album Length: 47:40

Blame Zeus Online:

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