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The Faim Release New Single, “Fire,” Premiering Exclusively With Forbes

Los Angeles, CA – Emerging Australian pop-rock quartet, The Faim, is excited to kick off 2019 with their new single, “Fire.” Forbes premieres the track today HERE, describing it as, “a driving, indie-pop earworm…with potential to take hold of an arena-sized crowd.” Recorded in Los Angeles and produced by Linus (blink-182, 5 Seconds of Summer, Palaye Royale), the song is saturated with addictive pop-beats and dazzling guitar riffs, with the spotlight on frontman Josh Raven’s soaring vocals. Overall, “Fire” captures the band’s infectious, magnetic sound that has been building momentum and resonating with fans across the globe.

According to Josh, “The concept behind ‘Fire’ is about how dedicating yourself to achieve your dream can affect your relationships with those closest to you, be it family, friends, or loved ones. When you fully believe in something that you’re working towards, it can become an addiction. You become so focused on what you plan to achieve that you lose sight of what’s happening around you. This is what ‘fire’ refers to in the song: that burning passion to create, express ourselves, and grow as musicians that we can’t put out even if we tried.”

After a short holiday break following the group’s inaugural U.S. tour last year, The Faim wasted no time getting back on the road. The four-piece recently wrapped the Australian leg of their first ever headline run, resulting in sold-out shows in Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, and their hometown of Perth. Their European headline trek also commenced last week, with dates in London, Southampton, Birmingham, Amsterdam, Cologne, and Hamburg already completely selling out. A full routing is included below, with tickets available HERE.

Due for a commercial breakthrough” – Idolator

The Faim unveiled their debut EP, Summer Is a Curse, last year (Sept. via BMG), along with four stellar singles, “Saints of the Sinners,” “Midland Line,” “Summer Is a Curse,” and “A Million Stars.” Since then, the outfit has seen massive growth across their digital platforms, racking up over 16 million total global streams and clocking over 11 million on “SIAC.” They’ve also toured exhaustively worldwide, supporting PVRIS, Sleeping With Sirens, Against The Current, Lower Than Atlantis, The Dangerous Summer, Hands Like Houses, and PVMNTS, and playing European festival staples including Reading & Leeds, Slam Dunk, and more.

The Faim’s debut marked the first chapter in what is bound to be a grand story of one of alternative rock’s greatest bands.” – Live Nation’s Ones To Watch

Summer Is a Curse EP – Stream and Download:

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

The Perth natives originally got their start with renowned producer, John Feldmann, who was so impressed with their early demos that he invited them out to Los Angeles to record with him. There they enlisted the help of several notable co-writers, including Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy, Mark Hoppus of blink-182, Josh Dun of Twenty One Pilots, and Ashton Irwin of 5 Seconds of Summer. They also recently collaborated with Alex Gaskarth of All Time Low, Dave Bassett (Vance Joy, Bishop Briggs), and Neal Avron (Linkin Park, Weezer).

There’s something so honest, so earnest about The Faim’s sound, you can’t help but feel it.” – idobi

The Faim is currently working on their debut album, which is slated for release later this year. Stay tuned for more news to come!

The Faim The Fire Single photo

The Faim Headline Tour Dates:

1/30/19 – Nottingham, U.K. @ Bodega
1/31/19 – Leeds, U.K. @ Key Club
2/2/19 – Newcastle, U.K. @ Think Tank
2/3/19 – Manchester, U.K. @ Rebellion
2/5/19 – Glasgow, U.K. @ King Tuts
2/6/19 – Birmingham, U.K. @ O2 Academy
2/7/19 – London, U.K. @ The Garage
2/8/19 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands @ Melkweg Upstairs
2/9/19 – Cologne, Germany @ Luxor
2/11/19 – Berlin, Germany @ Musik & Frieden
2/12/19 – Hamburg, Germany @ Headcrash
2/13/19 – Munich, Germany @ Feierwerk
2/14/19 – Frankfurt, Germany @ Zoom
2/15/19 – Vienna, Austria @ Chelsea
2/17/19 – Leipzig, Germany @ Naumanns
2/18/19 – Zürich, Switzerland @ Dynamo
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

The Faim Is:

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

The Faim Online:

Website | Facebook | Twitter
Instagram | YouTube


Featured photo (top) by Jonathan Weiner


All-Star Metal Band IMONOLITH Reveals First Official New Single “Hollow”

Imonolith – the new metal powerhouse featuring vocalist Jon Howard (Threat Signal, Arkaea), drummer Ryan ‘RVP’ Van Poederooyen (Devin Townsend Project), guitarist Brian Waddell (Devin Townsend Project), bassist Byron Stroud (Strapping Young Lad, Fear Factory), and second guitarist Kai Huppunen (Methods of Mayhem, Noise Therapy) – is making an unforgettable entrance with a brand new official single, “Hollow”, available to stream/download for the first time today.

Experience the highly-anticipated new track via a brand new video:

“Hollow” serves as the perfect introduction to Imonolith, a band whose mission is simple: to write the heaviest riffs, the biggest hooks and most monstrous grooves. Given the impressive pedigree of each player, they do exactly this and more.

Stream or Purchase “Hollow” Here

Recorded and produced by Brian Howes and Jay Van Poederooyen (Nickelback, Chris Cornell, Airbourne, Hinder, Daughtry) at Van Howes Studios in Los Angeles, California, “Hollow” is immediately setting the bar high – and the best is yet to come.

Drummer Ryan ‘RVP’ Van Poederooyen comments: “‘Hollow’ is a song about the personal battles we all can face internally. Social pressures and self expectation can drive you to a point of feeling hollow inside if you don’t meet specific standards in your mind. The song itself actually has a positive message built into it. It’s not about feeling hollow, it’s more about preventing that hollow feeling that any one of us can develop through negative thinking and limited beliefs.”

Fans can expect many surprises as they unveil more music. RVPcontinues: “As for ‘Hollow’, musically it represents the catchier side of Imonolith’s music. We have varying influences spread throughout the band and we don’t like to play just one style of music. We have a more metal crushing side, a catchier radio side and then music that fits in-between our heavy and catchier vibes. We always aim to make Imonolith’s overall sound diverse and interesting. Most of all, we’re always focused on trying to write a great song, no matter if it’s heavy or catchy.”

Imonolith was officially formed in February 2018 by drummer Ryan ‘RVP’ Van Poederooyen and guitarist Brian Waddell, although the pair started writing their own brand of heavy music in 2015 whilst playing together in the Devin Townsend Project. RVP and Waddell then went on to recruit vocalist Jon Howard, bassist Byron Stroud, and second guitarist Kai Huppunen, completing a fearsome line-up. The Canadian quintet have since written a mass of highly diverse material, which appeals to everyone from the metalhead to the radio rock fan, and everyone in between.

About Imonolith

Imonolith - Photo Credit: Dave Benedict
Imonolith | Photography: Dave Benedict

Since teasing demos and video clips online, Imonolith have amassed a dedicated legion of supporters worldwide, and with the release of the new single, their following is set to expand by the thousands. With their first run of shows throughout Canada announced and big international plans in the pipeline, 2019 is set to be a huge year for Imonolith.

Imonolith Confirmed Tour Dates:

February 23 – The Red Room, Vancouver, BC – Tickets
March 1 – Dickens, Calgary, AB – Tickets
March 2 – Starlite Temple, Edmonton, AB – Tickets

Imonolith Online:

 

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Featured photo (top) by Dave Benedict

Irish Modern Metal Quartet DEAD LABEL Reveals New Music Video for “False Messiah”

Dead Label has made a widespread impact in the North American metal underground and European metal mainstream since their formation in 2008 – performing on huge festivals like Bloodstock UK, Download, Made of Metal and Japan’s Rocktoberfest, and touring with massive bands like Machine HeadGojiraDevilDriver and Fear Factory.

Today, Dead Label is at it again – releasing a cinematic new music video for their heavy-hitting, groove-laden latest single, “False Messiah”. The track serves as a precursor to their upcoming third album, hitting retailers this summer. Experience “False Messiah” here:

The “False Messiah” video was created by Grupa13 of Poland.

In a group statement, Dead Label offers, “We have been huge fans of Grupa13 for a long time. Their work is incredible. When we sent them the track, they came back with this idea and it was perfect for the lyrics and theme of the song. When we arrived in Wroclaw to film the video, we were met with the upmost professionalism and respect.”

The track “False Messiah” was recorded by Michael Richards at Trackmix Studios, mixed by Chris Rakestraw, and mastered by Dan Bacigalupi. The band adds about the track, “We feel this track showcases other elements of our sound, and is a little taste of what to expect from the album. However, this is just the beginning!”

Introducing New Guitarist Mick Hynes

Additionally, the “False Messiah” video serves as an introduction to the band’s newest member, guitarist Mick Hynes. After years of performing as a three-piece, Dead Label decided to add a second guitar player into the mix. “We toured a lot as a three-piece, so this is a huge shift for Dead Label, but ultimately one that allows us more depth and a bigger, heavier, louder sound. Mick is the perfect fit for us – his talent, ambition, drive and enthusiasm is everything we need for Dead Label.”

Dead Label has a busy touring schedule planned for 2019, including an appearance at MetalDays festival in Slovenia this summer, and more festivals to be announced. Stay tuned for more coming from Dead Label soon!

“Dead Label are somewhat of a rarity these days in metal – a band that has the ability and potential to have quite a wide appeal, while still staying true to themselves and what metal is all about.” – Wonderbox Metal

Dead Label Is:

Dan O’ Grady: Bass/Vocals
Danny Hall: Guitar
Mick Hynes: Guitar
Claire Percival: Drums

Dead Label Online:

Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Spotify | Merch

 

Chase Atlantic Kick Off 2019 With Official Video For “Like A Rockstar”

Los Angeles, CA – Australian alt-pop trio, Chase Atlantic, is pleased to kick off 2019 with a new video for their latest single, “Like A Rockstar.” Co-directed by frequent collaborator, Ryan Watanabe, and lead guitarist, Clinton Cave, the visual captures the band on-the-road headlining shows worldwide, including an impressive sold-out gig at New York City’s Gramercy Theatre this past November. “Like A Rockstar” can be viewed HERE and follows a string of Chase Atlantic music videos that have amassed over 9.2 million total combined views. Watch them all below.

Chase Atlantic Music Videos:

Numb To The Feeling | SWIM | Okay | Keep It Up | Why Stop Now | Cassie | Triggered | Into It | Church | Obsessive

Chase Atlantic unveiled “Like A Rockstar” last month, marking their newly-minted partnership between MDDN and BMG. The song hit over 80k Spotify streams in its first 24 hours of release and has already garnered close to one million streams on the platform, in addition to landing on the esteemed New Music Friday playlist. The band was also recently highlighted as Facebook’s Artist of the Day to coincide with the new offering. The track can be streamed and downloaded on all digital retailers HERE.

In other news, Chase Atlantic’s forthcoming EP, Don’t Try This, will be released this month, with more details to be announced soon. The group is also currently working on their sophomore album, serving as a follow up to their successful self-titled debut (2017) and two independent EPs, Dalliance (2014) and Nostalgia (2015).

“On the fast track to the top.” –Substream

Chase Atlantic Is:

Mitchel Cave / vocals, bass guitar
Clinton Cave / lead guitar, saxophone, programming
Christian Anthony / rhythm guitar, vocals

Chase Atlantic Online:

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

Featured image (top) by Ryan Watanabe
From left to right: Clinton Cave, Mitchel Cave, Christian Anthony

 

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

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:

Website | Facebook

 

CRADLE OF FILTH Kicks Off Second Leg of North American “Cryptoriana” Tour in Two Months – Tickets Available Now!

UK’s legendary extreme metal icons Cradle of Filth recently announced their return to North America in support of their latest album Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness of Decay! For the second leg of their North American onslaught, the band has enlisted industrial/metal shock rocker Wednesday 13 as well as theatrical metal newcomers Raven Black.

For the first time in years, Cradle of Filth‘s set will feature an all new, massive stage production.

Comments Cradle of Filth vocalist Dani Filth: “As a band, we are very much looking forward to the upcoming second leg of our US/Canadian Cryptoriana World tour. The first, at the beginning of last year, was such a success that we decided to come back armed with a bigger, better show coupled with two awesome bands in support. We can’t wait to bring the noise back to our favorite hunting ground! Ia! Ia! Cthulhu Fhtagn!”

Tickets and meet and greets are on sale now via the official Cradle of Filth and Wednesday 13. Confirmed dates are as follows:

Cradle of Filth 2019 World Tour

Cryptoriana – The Second Coming Of Vice World Tour 2019
Cradle of Filth, Wednesday 13, Raven Black

3/07/2019 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
3/08/2019 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
3/09/2019 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
3/11/2019 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
3/12/2019 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
3/14/2019 Billings, MT – Pub Station Ballroom
3/15/2019 Calgary, AB – Marquee
3/16/2019 Edmonton, AB – Starlight Room
3/18/2019 Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre
3/20/2019 Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theatre
3/21/2019 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
3/22/2019 Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
3/24/2019 Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection
3/25/2019 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
3/26/2019 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
3/27/2019 Toronto, ON – Opera House
3/29/2019 Guelph, ON – Guelph Concert Theatre
3/30/2019 Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
3/31/2019 Quebec City, QC – L’Imperial Bell
4/01/2019. Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
4/02/2019 Huntington, NY – Paramount Theater
4/03/2019 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
4/05/2019 Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony
4/06/2019 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
4/07/2019 Newport News, VA – Boathouse Live
4/09/2019 Greensboro, NC – Cone Denim Entertainment Center
4/10/2019 Charleston, SC – Music Farm
4/12/2019 Fort Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
4/13/2019 Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall
4/14/2019 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
4/15/2019 San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theatre
4/17/2019 Houston, TX – House of Blues
4/18/2019 Dallas, TX – House of Blues

The Bands

About Cradle of Filth:Cradle of Filth

Cradle of Filth‘s latest album Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness Of Decay was recorded at Grindstone Studios, Suffolk, UK by the very honorable Scott Atkins, esq. who has been the resident go-to producer for Cradle of Filth for several albums.

More on Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness Of Decay:
Album trailer #1, Album trailer #2, Album trailer #3, Album trailer #4
Heartbreak And Seance‘ making of
Heartbreak And Seance’ music video
You Will Know The Lion By His Claw‘ lyric video
Achingly Beautiful‘ lyric video

Cradle of Filth Online:

Website | Facebook | Twitter

About Wednesday 13:Wednesday 13

Wednesday 13 continues to support the highly successful Condolences, which was released on June 2, 2017 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The album was produced, mixed and mastered by Chris “Zeuss” Harris (HATEBREED, ROB ZOMBIE). Artwork was created by Travis Smith (OPETH, KATATONIA, NEVERMORE).

More on Condolences:
Condolences” music video
What The Night Brings” music video
Blood Sick” music video
Cruel To You” music video
Cadaverous” music video

Wednesday 13 Online:

Website | Facebook

 

About RAVEN BLACK:Raven Black

Raven Black are a theatrical metal act from Michigan. Their unique brand of metal – influenced by gothic, classical, and circus music – is the soundtrack to vocalist Raven‘s curse, as she, The Doctor (guitar), Stitches (bass), and The Demon (drums) are traveling the world to tell their story.

The Doctor, a Voodoo Priest, came across a lost and scared little girl. He cursed her with a magic spell to turn her into a doll. The curse was disrupted by her terrifying and taunting screams, and the girl remained half human. As Raven lived in the dark world of the Doctor, she secretly learned his magic and conjured up Muppet, The Demon. She made him her eternal protector and trapped him inside her heart. The Doctor and Muppet created Stitches to help search for lost souls looking to join their dark world. Welcome to the dark metal carnival!

Raven Black Online:

Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter 

 

New York Hardcore Heavyweights BRICK BY BRICK to Release New Album, “Hive Mentality”

Born out of Troy, NY’s infamous hardcore scene, Brick by Brick – featuring Mike Valente (Guitars), Andy Parsons (Bass), Ray Mazzola (Vocals, ex-Full Blown Chaos), and James Muller (Drums) – have relentlessly cultivated their reputation as a staple force of hybrid hardcore metal. Solidifying and reviving their sound in recent years with the addition of Mazzola on vocals, the band’s perspective is fresh with formidable intent.

Brick by Brick exemplifies a working-class band.” – New Noise Magazine

Hive Mentality out February 22, 2019 

Brick by Brick return in 2019 with their seventh studio album, Hive Mentality – an onslaught of brutal ferociousness. The album is scheduled to be released on February 22, 2019 via Upstate Records, and will be available to pre-order via major digital retailers beginning January 11.

Pre-Order Beginning January 11 Here

Produced by Jason Bourdeau, the album was recorded at Overit Media in Albany, NY, with mastering by legendary Alan Douches of West West Side Music.

Check out a brand new Hive Mentality album teaser now via YouTube 

Raising a massive middle finger to the establishment, Hive Mentality is a battle cry to all that is wrong with the world, yet signifying that all is right with heavy music convergence. Epitomizing the tone of the title track “Hive Mentality“, track guest Jessica Pimentel (Alekhine’s Gun vocalist, Orange is the New Black actress) seethes “Get the fuck out of the way or get trampled,” with a ranting rage. Based upon true events, track five, entitled “Bar Is Open“, sums up Brick by Brick flawlessly in their declaration of, “We live to drink/We love to fight/We bring the party/Rage through the night.” That statement is further emphasized by none other than guest vocalist Tony Foresta (Municipal Waste, Iron Reagan). The Acacia Strain‘s Vincent Bennett further exudes the savagery of Hive Mentality with his vocal spot on “In The Ruins“, before the album reaches its apex with a blistering rendition of Motörhead‘s “Iron Fist“, a sonically-heated kick like a belt of Jack that Lemmy himself would have savored and tipped his hat to.

Vocalist Ray Mazzola says, “It was an honor to have our guest vocalists join us for this album. We wrote it knowing all along that Tony from Municipal Waste/Iron Reagan was going to sing on ‘Bar Is Open‘, and it turned out that a few of the more thrash-edged songs were inspired by him. Vincent of The Acacia Strain agreed to redo an old tune of ours, ‘In The Ruins‘, that was featured as a limited edition run that he collaborated with us on. It needed to be heard internationally. Last but not least, Jessica Pimentel from Orange Is The New Black/Alekhine’s Gun was a perfect choice for the middle rant on ‘Hive Mentality‘, portraying anger from a woman’s perspective.”

Brick by Brick brings one metal riff after another, interwoven with slamming breakdowns and a relentlessly rhythmic battering. Hive Mentality transcends beyond genres – it embraces the angst within each soul from any heavy music scene and brings solace to every metalhead, muscle head, hardcore kid, and old school punk who’s been internally bleeding and eternally screaming in defiance.

 

Brick by Brick Hive Mentality Album Art

Hive Mentality track list:

“Hive Mentality” featuring Jessica Pimentel
“Bad Sign”
“Toe to Toe”
“Battleground”
“Bar Is Open” featuring Tony Foresta
“Never to Wake”
“In The Ruins” featuring Vincent Bennett
“Slave to the Grind” (Skid Row cover)
“Iron Fist” (Motörhead cover)

 

Brick by Brick has a long and storied career which reads like a documentary on all that’s upstate and heavy as fuck.” – RadioRadioX

Brick by Brick has shared the stage and/or toured with many notable artists such as Anthrax, Hatebreed, Shadows Fall, Biohazard, Agnostic Front, Madball, The Acacia Strain, Sick Of It All, and many more. The band has also appeared on many festivals, including New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, Black n’ Blue Bowl, Tsunami Fest, Breast Fest, Motorcity Fest, Toughlove Fest, Florida Rules fest, and more. Building upon their performance resume, Brick by Brick will perform at select shows this winter – see below for all current dates.

Brick by Brick upcoming shows:

12/21 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance Theater (w/ Cro-Mags, Murphy’s Law + more)
Facebook Event Link

12/22 – Waterford, NY @ Chrome (w/ The Acacia Strain, Recon + more)
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2/22 – Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall (w/ Dying Fetus) Hive Mentality Album Release Show
Facebook Event Link | VIP Purchase Link

 

“When it comes to by the number, blue-collar heavy hardcore there isn’t a need for a whole lot of innovation and Brick by Brick understands this. And that’s not a thinly veiled shot at the band. If you want to hear aggressive music firmly anchored in tradition, you will find it…” – PunkNews

Brick by Brick online:

Facebook | ReverbNation | Spotify | YouTube

 

Featured photo (top) by Jim Wertman

 

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

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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Chase Atlantic Debut New Song, “Like A Rockstar,” + Announce Signing to BMG

“One of the most unpredictable and exciting bands in our world.”
– Rock Sound

Los Angeles, CA – Australian three-piece, Chase Atlantic, has debuted their much-anticipated new single, “Like A Rockstar.” The offering is a solid, atmospheric alt-pop track that underscores the band’s eclectic sound and diverse musicianship. It also marks the group’s first release under their newly-inked partnership between MDDN and BMG. A forthcoming EP is slated for release in early 2019. Stream and download “Like A Rockstar” on digital retailers HERE.

Chase Atlantic Music Videos:

Numb To The Feeling | SWIM | Okay | Keep It Up | Why Stop Now
Cassie | Triggered | Into It | Church | Obsessive

“The group’s genre-bending sounds echo The Weeknd and The 1975.” – Associated Press

Comprised of brothers Clinton and Mitchel Cave, and their longtime friend, Christian Anthony, Chase Atlantic personally produce, perform, and passionately conjure up dark alternative pop, punctuated by rock and R&B that blurs the lines between a nocturnal aesthetic and primal bliss. Since forming in 2011, the trio has headlined shows worldwide, released their successful self-titled debut album (2017), as well as two independent EPs, Dalliance (2014) and Nostalgia (2015). In 2015, their single, “Friends,” went viral and caught the attention of Good Charlotte’s Joel and Benji Madden, who signed them to their music company, MDDN.

“Chase Atlantic is going to be big” – QRO Magazine

Chase Atlantic has crossed over 80 million global streams on Spotify and Apple Music, racked up over 7.2 million total views on YouTube, and clocked over 1.1 million monthly Spotify listeners. The band has also built a strong following on social media, with 650k total combined followers across their platforms. In addition to touring with Blackbear, Sleeping With Sirens, and Lights, the group has played notable festivals including Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Firefly, Reading & Leeds, PukkelPop, Lowlands, and the final run of the Vans Warped Tour. Chase Atlantic is currently on a headline trek across Europe, with a full itinerary of dates included below.

In other impressive news, Chase Atlantic landed the front cover of Rock Sound Magazine’s August issue, and has also garnered critical acclaim in the media from the likes of Billboard, Alternative Press, Associated Press, and more.

Chase Atlantic Headline Tour Dates:

12/7/18 – Manchester, U.K. @ Rebellion Club
12/8/18 – Leeds, U.K. @ Key Club
12/9/18 – London, U.K. @ The Garage
12/11/18 – Paris, France @ Les Etoiles
12/12/18 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Zappa JC
12/13/18 – Haarlem, The Netherlands @ Patronaat
12/14/18 – Dortmund, Germany @ FZW
12/15/18 – Hamburg, Germany @ Knust
12/16/18 – Innenstadt, Germany @ Colos-Saal
12/17/18 – Munich, Germany @ STROM
12/19/18 – Milan, Italy @ Legend Club
12/20/18 – District 5, Switzerland @ Dynamo
12/22/18 – Madrid, Spain @ Moby Dick
12/23/18 – Barcelona, Spain @ La Nau

“On the fast track to the top.” – Substream Magazine

Chase Atlantic Is:

Mitchel Cave –  vocals, bass guitar
Clinton Cave – lead guitar, bass saxophone, programming
Christian Anthony – rhythm guitar, vocals

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

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:

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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

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