Metal’s most notable recent breakout band, TETRARCH, burst onto the scene with the release of their full-length album, Freak. The album immediately reached strong positions on several iTunes charts – debuting within the Top 200 chart, at #3 on the metal charts and #17 on the rock charts. The single “Freak” has garnered huge response from Sirius XM Octane, and recently hit Top 50 on the Active Rock charts!
TETRARCH is thrilled to announce their upcoming tour with headliners Butcher Babies, featuring fellow support artist Hyro The Hero, dubbed the “Hot Summer Nights Tour”. Individual bands will open each show during the tour. The tour begins next Monday, July 30, in San Diego, CA and will hit a total of 11 dates, coming to an end in Albuquerque, NM on August 15. See below for all current tour dates:
Hot Summer Nights Tour: Butcher Babies w/ TETRARCH & Hyro The Hero
*TETRARCH direct support ^Hyro The Hero direct support 7/30 – San Diego, CA – Brick by Brick* 8/1 – Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater* 8/2 – Greeley, CO – Moxie Theater* 8/5 – Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre* 8/7 – Joliet, IL – The Forge^ 8/8 – Flint, MI – The Machine Shop* 8/10 – Battle Creek, MI – The Music Factory^ 8/11 – Chippewa Falls, WI – Every Buddy’s Bar^ 8/12 – Iowa City, IA – Gabe’s Oasis* 8/13 – Springfield, MO – The Outland Ballroom* 8/15 – Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad* Guitarist Diamond Rowe says: “We are so excited to hit the road with Butcher Babies on the Hot Summer Nights Tour. These guys have been out there slaying it for a while now and we are fortunate to be a part of that this time. It’s going to be awesome having Hyro The Hero on the package as well. Overall this is a tour that you don’t want to miss.”
Electronic rock icons ORGY recently announced their upcoming “Bring Your Army” tour featuring support from Motograter, Brand of Julez and the Crowned, kicking off on August 17 in Salt Lake City, UT. Joining the band on this tour will be their two new members – multi-talented guitarist, singer and producer Ilia Yordanov, and drummer, electronic music producer and DJ Ryan Browne.
New ORGY guitarist Ilia Yordanov (pronounced ileeah) was born in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, and grew up in San Diego, CA and Seattle, WA. Ilia began playing shows at age 13 with numerous bands until assembling his own band, Red Museum, in 2006. The band went on to release four EPs. Ilia moved to Los Angeles in 2008 and has been living and performing there for the past 10 years so he could focus on his acting career, and has predominantly remained a solo artist, producing and engineering his own musical work. Additionally, Ilia directed the video for his single, “Fire in the Middle”, released in 2016. Ilia has also supervised and composed music for film. In addition to music, Ilia regularly performs stand-up at The Comedy Store, and has self-published a book titled, Dirty Mirror Talk.
LA native Ryan Browne grew up playing drums in bands and took his playing to the professional level at 15 by playing for Jive records’ pop duo, Axiz. Ryan attended Berklee College of Music (Boston, MA) and studied drum set, Afro Caribbean hand percussion, music production, engineering and music business. Upon his early graduation, he accepted an instructor’s position at the prestigious Icon Collective music production school back in Los Angeles. Since diving into electronic music production, Ryan has released through Geffen Records, Borgore’s imprint, Buygore Records, Tommie Sunshine’s Brooklyn Fire, Pantheon, and more. He has worked alongside artists such as 2018 Grammy Award Winner Latroit, Sullivan King, Whyel, Warden, and Trentino, amongst others. He has also mixed/mastered music for 2ToneDisco, works closely with Dennis White at White House Music doing sound design and writing for sync libraries, and plays drums for genre-bending hybrid Monstercat/Mau5trap artist Grabbitz. Ryan’s diverse musical palette has earned him consistent support from major electronic publications like NestHQ, Dancing Astronaut, and Your EDM, which puts him in a unique and influential position, ready for an explosive and exciting future.
ORGY frontman Jay Gordon says, “It’s always tough when bands go through lineup changes. When it comes to the fans, sometimes it’s just gotta be done… I needed to upgrade and I knew Ilia would be the way to go for guitar – I had asked him a while back and was waiting on a call back. We’ve worked together in the past and I’m a fan, so I’m glad we waited for him. He is a sick guitar player and can totally sing, as well. He is also an actor… his superior talents will not disappoint.
“Our former drummer Bobby recently opened a music school in Orange County and we are excited for him. With the drumming position open, we quickly found Ryan Browne, a Berklee College of Music graduate and instructor at Icon Collective who specializes in colliding metal with electronic bass music and makes drum videos for his own original songs and remixes. I saw one of his videos and knew instantly that he was the guy we had been looking for. We’re only a week into rehearsals so far and both Ilia and Ryan have greatly exceeded my expectations. This is going to be an epic tour, to say the least.”
BRING YOUR ARMY TOUR 2018; with Motograter, Brand of Julez & the Crowned
8.17 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Liquid Joes 8.18 – Greeley, CO @ The Moxi Theater 8.20 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger 8.21 – Oklahoma City, OK @ The Diamond Ballroom 8.22 – Dallas, TX @ Trees 8.23 – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar 8.24 – Austin, TX @ 3TEN ACL Live! 8.25 – Laredo, TX @ Ethos Live! 8.26 – Hidalgo, TX @ State Farm Arena 8.28 – Jefferson, LA @ Southport Hall 8.30 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade (Hell) 8.31 – Sanford, FL @ West End Trading Co 9.01 – Tampa, FL @ Brass Mug 9.03 – Concord, VA @ Devault Vineyards 9.04 – New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theatre 9.06 – Stanhope, NJ @ Stanhope House 9.07 – Providence, RI @ Fete Music Hall 9.08 – Amityville, NY @ Revolution Music Hall 9.09 – Easton, PA @ One Centre Square 9.10 – Warrendale, PA @ Jergel’s Rhythm Grill 9.11 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s 9.12 – Joliet, IL @ The Forge 9.13 – Highland, IN @ The Room 9.14 – Dundee, IL @ Rochaus 9.15 – Chesterfield, MI @ Diesel 9.17 – Omaha, NE @ Bourbon Saloon 9.18 – Denver, CO @ The Oriental Theater 9.19 – Colorado Spr., CO @ The Black Sheep 9.21 – Anaheim, CA @ The Parish @ House Of Blues 9.22 – Scottsdale, AZ @ BLK Live! 9.23 – Los Angeles, CA @ Club 1720 9.25 – Seattle, WA @ Club Sur Rocks Seattle 9.26 – Portland, OR @ Bossanova Ballroom 9.28 – Las Vegas, NV @ Beauty Bar 9.29 – San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
New Album #newmusic Coming Soon
ORGY recently revealed their latest single, “Army To Your Party”, which you can stream a sample of here. “Army to Your Party” can be ordered now via iTunes, Amazon and Google Play here.
“Army to Your Party” is cut from the upcoming new ORGY album, entitled #newmusic – stay tuned for more details coming soon! The track was mixed by Jay Baumgardner of NRG Recording Studios, and is a full collaboration written by ORGY, Sullivan King, and Crichy Crich. #newmusic and “Army for Your Party” are being released via the joint venture between D1 Music and Pacific Rising Entertainment, a company run by ORGY fan Adrian Stinson that aims to assist artists in making their vision come true, whether they are already an internationally known touring act or just getting their feet wet in the music industry.
“Army to Your Party” is impacting a rock radio now and is also featured on the MX vs ATV All Out video game by THQ Nordic and Rainbow Studios – available now for Playstation4, Xbox One, and PC. Learn more here: https://mxvsatv.com/
ORGY emerged in the Goth music scene in 1998 with their incredible remake of ‘Blue Monday’. The track sold over one million copies and is still selling 20 years later. In late 2005, after the release of Punk Statik Paranoia via D1 Music and Associates, their independent DVD TRANS GLOBAL SPECTACLE via D1 Music /DLC Records, and a promotional tour, the band went on a hiatus to work on their side projects. In 2011, after seven years of demand from fans for new music and a tour, founding member Jay Gordon (vocals) decided it was time to kick things back up and begin recording and touring again in support of ORGY‘s fans.
After several years of releasing earworm singles to the masses, ORGY has proven their long-lasting potency with a refreshed line-up and sound. The modern incarnation of ORGY has been transformed and sees the band poised to re-establish themselves in the EDM, industrial and hard rock scenes. Make no mistake about it, the ORGY brand is not going away anytime soon. As long as the fans demand new music and tours, the band is ready, willing and able to fill their request.
Los Angeles, CA – The Glorious Sons are excited to announce that they will be opening for Welshly Arms on their ‘No Place Is Home’ Tour this fall. The JUNO-award winning rock band will provide direct support and also share the stage with Charming Liars.
Second Leg of Dates Announced Today
The first leg of dates launches September 25th in Kansas City, MO, with the second installment beginning on October 14th in Houston, TX. The trek also hits major cities including Chicago, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Nashville, Atlanta, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. At the end of October, the guys will also head out on a massive headline run across Canada, finishing at the Scotiabank Arena (formerly the Air Canada Centre) on November 22nd.
Don’t miss The Glorious Sons live – a full list of dates is included below, and fans can purchase tickets HERE.
Watch New Video – “S.O.S. (An Open Letter)”
Today, the band is also proud to share a new open letter video for standout single S.O.S. (Sawed Off Shotgun), addressing a variety of pressing topics including gun violence, racism, misogyny, opioid addiction, alcoholism, and the overall divisive political climate around the world. Narrated by frontman Brett Emmons, the piece presents a call to action to confront our demons head-on and address the issues facing society. Watch the video HERE. S.O.S. originally appeared on Young Beauties and Fools, the five-piece’s sophomore record (Oct. 2017 via BMG US), and the track is available to stream and purchase HERE.
“Young Beauties and Fools is a sharp showcase for versatile frontman Brett Emmons.”–Billboard
Since unveiling YBAF, the Kingston natives won the JUNO Award for Rock Album of the Year, with its hit single “Everything Is Alright” receiving gold-certified status in Canada. The quintet has also racked up over 26 million streams in North America, sold nearly 150k singles, produced nine consecutive top 10 radio singles, and earned the title of Most Played Artist on Canadian Rock Radio. Additionally, they have been touring tirelessly worldwide, headlining shows and sharing the stage with the likes of Greta Van Fleet, The Struts, J Roddy Walston And The Business, and Grandson. The group also recently opened for The Rolling Stones in Marseille, France – a lifelong dream come true for all of the guys.
The Glorious Sons On Tour:
7/28/18 – Belleville, ON @ Empire Rock Fest
8/4/18 – Tyne Valley, PE, Canada @ Rock The Boat Music Festival
8/5/18 – Saint John, NB, Canada @ Area 506 Festival
Los Angeles, CA – Critically acclaimed singer/songwriter, Greg Holden, is proud to unveil his new single, “The Power Shift,” a political, call-to-action earworm and arguably, one of his most important efforts to date. Although there was no singular event or figure who inspired Holden to write “The Power Shift,” he uses the song to call out the widespread inequality many Americans endure at the hands of those in power. Listen HERE, and download and stream the track HERE.
“I was trying to manifest a collective call on the, for lack of a better word, bullshit. I think it’s important that when someone is lying to you, you call them out,” says Holden, who often uses his inherently rebellious spirit to push back against the status quo. “I was getting tired of screaming into the social media echo chamber and really wanted to put my frustrations into a song that wasn’t so toxic. I’m under no illusion that this is just a song, but it’s better than a tweet,” he adds.
While “The Power Shift” draws inspiration from the current divisive climate in the U.S., it doesn’t harp on pessimism; rather, it has an inspiring message for people to rise up, come together, and shift the power to better leaders. Ultimately, the track demands fair treatment for all, no matter their race, gender, sexuality, or socioeconomic status. It’s upbeat and catchy, yet meaningful and relevant, and an example of how the intersection of music and politics can be an impactful tool to incite change. It’s bound to be a significant song this year, given the tentative political landscape.
New Video for “On the Run” Out Now
In May, Holden returned to the music scene after nearly three years with “On The Run,” an anthemic, 80s-inspired single produced by the legendary Butch Walker (Katy Perry, Panic! At The Disco, Weezer), who also performs the song with Holden in the accompanying music video. It’s a stellar performance between the two artists, and fans can watch it HERE.
Confirmed to Support Butch Walker on Fall U.S. Tour
Holden is currently on his European headline tour, which hits notable stops in Amsterdam, Berlin, and London. This fall, he’ll head back to the states and join forces once again with Butch Walker, providing direct support on his fall U.S. run. The trek kicks off on Sept. 7th in Phoenix, AZ and concludes on Sept. 23rd in New York, NY. At the end of the year, Holden will also open for Josh Radin for a quick tour across Brazil.
A full list of live dates can be found below, and tickets are available for purchase HERE.
Greg Holden Tour Dates:
July 20th – Frankfurt, DE @ Special Event ^
July 21st – Cologne, DE @ The Nomad Music Festival ^
July 24th – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso ^
July 25th – Hannover, DE @ Faust ^
July 26th – Berlin, DE @ Frannz ^
July 27th – Munich, DE @ Zehner Club ^
July 28th – Tettnang, DE @ Schlossgarten Open Air #
August 1st – London, UK @ Special Event ^
August 2nd – London, UK @ St. Pancras Old Church ^
New York based rock / alternative metal band ANOTHER DAY’S ARMOR has released the official music video for their single, “Death Investing.” Originally premiered on BVTV Music, “Death Investing” was filmed by Alex Kouvatsos at Blackwolf Imaging.
Another Day’s Armor is a Rock / Alternative Metal band from New York. Combining the huge, mainstream sound of arena rock with borderline metal instrumental work, the band started to create a buzz for themselves with debut singles “Reflections” and “Simple As Sin.” Coming off the momentum of the previous two singles, the band has been working on their debut EP which is set to release mid summer 2018.
“Another Day’s Armor is ready to prove that rock n’ roll belongs at the top of the billboard charts.” – Another Day’s Armor
Coming up in a time where very few bands put any emphasis into their image and persona, ADA pride themselves on standing out from the crowd both visually, and musically. With an image reminiscent of a time where rock was on top of the music world, Another Day’s Armor refuses to be just another “faceless” band, wanting their fans to feel connected to every member: Logan Manganelli – Vocals, Nick Palma – Lead Guitar, Ryan Bicknell – Rhythm Guitar, Joe Grunski – Bass, and Alec Keshishian – Drums.
Another Day’s Armor aren’t just a band, they are a movement for the future of rock.
PHOENIX – Popular local PHX band Jane N’ The Jungle is expanding their repertoire to film soundtracks, covering Aloe Blacc’s “The Man” as the title track for the contentious local indie flick, SHE, that has been stirring debate here in the Valley. The song was selected by the film’s director and frequent JNTJ collaborator, Will Goldstein.
“The original song is sung by a man, with male-dominated lyrics. When we perform it, the song takes on an opposing point of view,” says Jordan White, the band’s front-woman.
At a time when sexism has been a featured topic during the #metoo movement, the irony of a woman performing such a male-centric song is intended to spark discussion about a male-dominated culture that undermines female power. The raw, stripped down performance by Jane N’ The Jungle, has a haunting grit that embodies the controversial film.
Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Undead’s new single, “Gotta Let Go,” now has an impressive video to accompany it. The offering showcases a raw, authentic performance from the quintet and follows the main character during the final moments of his life, including a surreal encounter in outer space where he learns to finally let go of the past. Watch it HERE.
“We wanted the ‘Gotta Let Go’ video to be a visceral experience about letting go of something we all have to part with in the end,” says Johnny 3 Tears (vocals, bass guitar). “Our mortality is what gives life its defining purpose. It’s our greatest gift and our greatest cross to bear. We wanted to capture that delicate legacy in our own way, and this video was our interpretation of life…and its inevitable ending.”
“Gotta Let Go” marks a shift in Hollywood Undead’s sound, highlighting a more melodic and upbeat side of the band. The track is available to stream and purchase HERE. More new music is also on the way – “Gotta Let Go” is the first of a batch of new songs to be released over the coming months.
2018 has been a massive year for Hollywood Undead. The band recently clocked 1.1 billion total U.S. streams across their catalog, as well as garnering 1.7 million total Shazams, 57 million total global streams of their latest album, FIVE, and 30 million views on all six music videos from the record. Their music has also landed on a number of impressive playlists: Spotify’s ‘New Music Friday and ‘New Noise,’ and Apple Music’s ‘The A List Rock.’ The five-piece have also accumulated 5.5 million total Pandora artist station adds and 2.7 million total Pandora radio spins on their latest album.
After wrapping their headline tour across Europe, Hollywood Undead will head back to North America for a short run of dates across the northeastern U.S. and Canada. The band will play headliners in Hampton Beach, NH and Poughkeepsie, NY, followed by slots at Bangor, ME’s Impact Music Festival and Montréal, QC’s Heavy Festival. The guys will also perform at the legendary Reading & Leeds Festivals in August.
All upcoming shows are listed below, and tickets can be purchased HERE.
Hollywood Undead Tour Dates:
6/27 – Bucharest, Romania @ Arenele Romane #
6/29 – Sopron, Hungary @ Volt Festival
6/30 – Panensky Tynec, Czech Republic @ Aerodrome Festival
Dropkick Murphys and Flogging Molly–two giants of American punk rock that share a working class ethos, an Irish heritage and Celtic folk influence–just wrapped the initial leg of their first-ever co-headlining tour, celebrating over 20 years of mayhem, and are preparing to return to the road in September for more shows together. The second leg of dates kicks off September 17 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and winds across the West, wrapping on September 29 in Mesa, Arizona.
The initial run of North American shows for Dropkick Murphys and Flogging Molly culminated with the groups’ June 23 concert combined with a Murphys Boxing event in Gilford, New Hampshire, with the main event featuring Murphys’ fighter Mark “Bazooka” DeLuca (21-0) and Walter “Two Guns” Wright (16-4).
Ken Casey, Dropkick Murphys’ vocalist / bassist / founder explains, “It’s been one hell of a party. Great to hang with our old friends Flogging Molly on and off the stage and it’s been great to see so many smiling faces in the audience each night. It’s something the two bands and the fans have wanted for a long time. We are so excited for the next leg of the tour out West!!!!!”
Flogging Molly’s Dave King vocalist / founder says, “What a tour this has been…It took many years, but worth the wait, not just for the bands, but the fans as well. If there’s an Irish punk rock heaven, then this is it! Touring with the Dropkick Murphys has been a highlight of our touring lives, what a great band, and a great bunch of lads, can’t wait to bring this celebration to the West Coast! So, get ready and grab your partner because we’re all just dancers on the ‘Devils Dance Floor’!”
Flogging Molly and Dropkick Murphys received widespread praise from fans and the media during this historic run of shows.
Brooklyn Vegan called the tour, “…one hell of a double bill of Celtic punk… [June 17, 2018].”
Elsewhere, Omaha World-Herald called the two bands “…collectively the pinnacle of a genre that mixes up punk rock and Irish folk, raging guitars and tin whistle, head-banging beats and bagpipes [June 11, 2018].”
Los Angeles, CA – Today, The Faim have partnered with Billboard to premiere the official video for “Summer Is A Curse,” the third single from their forthcoming debut album. Watch it exclusively HERE.
The highly-anticipated new video follows frontman Josh Raven and his love interest on the run from the law, eventually escaping before it all goes up in flames. It also showcases the band delivering a stellar live performance with the Welsh countryside as a fitting backdrop.
The song was co-written with Ashton Irwin of 5 Seconds of Summer, and according to Josh, “ ‘Summer is a Curse’ is a reflection of our journey as a band. Being placed out of Australia and in LA for the first time as a band, we got thrown into this whole new world of exciting experiences and pressures. As frightening as it was, and no matter our feelings at home, it became this tunnel vision of realizing that we had this chance to make our dreams a reality. Our music video reflecting that exact same feeling of freedom was so important for us.”
Fans can stream and purchase “Summer Is A Curse” HERE.
Confirmed to Support Sum 41 and Waterparks on Tour This Summer
Although the Aussie four-piece only started touring a few months ago, they recently played their 50th show at the legendary Download Festival in the U.K. Following tours with Lower Than Atlantis, Sleeping With Sirens, PVMNTS, The Dangerous Summer, and PVRIS, The Faim will support Sum 41 and Waterparks in August for a run of dates across Germany, the Netherlands, and Switzerland. The four-piece will also return to the U.K. in August to play the esteemed Reading & Leeds festivals. Tickets to all shows are available HERE.
The Faim Tour Dates:
June 23rd – Perth, AUS @ Amplifier Bar %
June 24th – East Victoria Park, AUS @ Vision Studios %
August 21st – Wurzburg, Germany @ Posthalle # ^
August 22nd – Leipzig, Germany @ Parkbuhne # ^
August 24th – Reading, UK @ Reading Festival (Lock Up Stage)
August 25th – Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival (Lock Up Stage)
August 27th – Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg OZ ^
August 28th – Oberhausen, Germany @ Turbinenhalle # ^
August 29th – Zurich, Switzerland @ Dynamo Werk 21 ^
Los Angeles, CA —Today, FRND (a.k.a. Los Angeles-based musician Andrew Goldstein) is excited to share his new single, “Erase.” The upbeat, melodic track is his first new offering in nearly a year and is the first song from his upcoming EP, Before U I Didn’t Exist, out September 28th (via Crooked Paintings/BMG). Fans can stream and purchase “Erase” HERE.
According to Goldstein, “ ‘Erase’ is about someone coming into your life and wiping out lingering sadness from the past. When you realize the effect they have on you, you can’t help but fall for them.”
To fully experience the intriguingly glitchy pop of FRND, you need to understand his obsession with koala bears. As surrogates in his videos re-living his experiences, they are depicted sweetly, soulfully, even hallucinogenically. “The koala is almost like an alter ego who represents a version of myself,” explains Goldstein. “They might be chill on the outside, but there’s a lot of emotion. It embodies this journey I’m going through.”
Animated avatars notwithstanding, the musings on romantic woe woven through FRND’s intimate 2017 EP, In Your Dreams, proved all-too-human. Its first single, the levitating “Friend” (“My friend….We’ve come to an end”), first captured ears after appearing on Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist, subsequently hitting No. 1 on Hype Machine. Meanwhile, the ebbing-and-flowing sting of “Substitute” clocked a staggering 16-plus million streams. (Not surprisingly, Goldstein’s knack for capturing the human spirit by way of sticky hooks previously led him to pen songs for Demi Lovato, Britney Spears, and blackbear.)
“The mastermind behind some of today’s most exciting tracks” – NYLON
This has culminated in FRND’s much-anticipated follow up EP, Before U I Didn’t Exist. A collection of melodic, nuanced tracks, they sort through the disenchantment that permeated In Your Dreams. “You erase/ Erase all the hurt that I felt before,” he sings hopefully on Before U’s first single “Erase,” all percolating beats and sweet nothings. “You replace/ Replace it with something I can’t ignore.”
“I called my last project In Your Dreams, because I dreamt about some of these songs over and over again,” he says. “It was an awakening that I didn’t feel until I had those experiences.” Before U I Didn’t Exist attempts to exorcise those ghosts. The intoxicating title track (“Stay with me/ Hold on tight/ Fill my heart with pretty lies…”), for instance, is a relatable portrait of escapism. What it doesn’t deliver in closure, it does provide in a contact high through singsongy vocals and bright synthscapes.
“Always infectious” – Entertainment Weekly
FRND’s pop may not always be pretty, but his journey is an exhilaratingly authentic one—lust, laments, and all. “FRND is really this place you don’t think you’re capable of going until you actually get there,” he says. “You realize how much of life is driven by emotion versus thinking logistically.” In the end, there’s still hope for a happy ending. “Once you navigate through these emotions, you get to the next level. That’s what happened for me,” he adds.