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Official Music Video for Viral K-pop Smash “Lucky Cat” Released by DRMAGDN Cyborg Drummer/DJ

An official video for “Lucky Cat,” viral K-pop smash DRMAGDN Cyborg Drummer/DJ, is available today.

Watch the Video Now Here:

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Lucky Cat” is the first single from DRMAGDN Cyborg Drummer/DJ’s upcoming debut album, aptly titled Escape From NYC. The song literally came to him complete in a dream three years ago. In the dream, it went massively viral, had its own dance, and came at a time of real human need – which is right now.

DRMAGDN says, “The whole process was surreal. I have never been given an entire song complete in a dream with melody, lyrics and even a dance that went viral around the world before. I met K-pop singer Josephine Cho at another session I was producing. When she started singing, I was shocked cause it was literally the voice from my dream. I had another deja vu flashback to the second half of my dream when the worldwide shutdown happened because the song came at a time of massive human need. So, I bumped my song ‘RIOT!’ to be released on June 5 and fast tracked ‘Lucky Cat’ for a May release. The song is currently almost to the one million total view/play mark across all socials and streaming services since being released a month ago. I am excited to finally drop the fun viral music video.”

DRMAGDN Charlie Zeleny Josephine Cho
Josephine Cho & Charlie Zeleny, DRMAGDN
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The song is a catchy female K-Pop EDM hit available in five Asian languages and English. It features Korean pop singer Josephine Cho and was mastered by Huntley Miller (Grammy for Zedd’s “Clarity” Record and Lizzo) with mix consulting by Johnny Nice (Rihanna’s “Umbrella” and Evanescence). Additional keyboards by Plastic Cannon/Alan Markley (Maggie Rogers and Ramin Karmiloo) and lead “meow” vocals by Sophia Angelica (singer/songwriter/activist). All other production, songwriting, keys, programming, drums and mixing by DRMAGDN Cyborg Drummer/DJ aka Charlie Zeleny.

Lucky Cat” has total combined views/plays of 835,000+ in just a month since the release. It is considered a Big Trend on TikTok with 635,000+ views, plus has garnered 55,000+ views on YouTube, 21,000+ Spotify plays, 12,500+ Spotify monthly listeners, 121,000+ SoundCloud plays and 5,000+ “Likes”/shares across Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. The song has been placed on 30+ Spotify playlists and is now on major label Sony Music’s FILTR Emerging Electronic playlist.

DRMAGDN gave $100 to charity on the day of the release to start things off ($50 to Mount Sinai’s Coronavirus Fund and $50 to friend Chris Rybin’s Kidney Transplant Fund). He also donated $3,500+ worth of medical supplies he found in storage to Elmhurst Hospital in Queens, New York. View his Instagram post about it here:

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Hey guys, I’m staying safe & healthy and I hope you’re all too. I’m going to try to do something a bit different here during the shutdown, so please check this out. We all need a break from the massive negativity we are facing right now, so let’s see if we can spread some positivity & hope that actually helps as many people as possible worldwide. The amazing Korean singer Josephine Cho & I just released a catchy viral tune called Lucky Cat that has a fun charity dance for everyone to do. It’s the 1st single off my debut DRMAGDN record aptly titled Escape From NYC. The song is in English, Korean, Japanese, Chinese Mandarin, Tagalog & Thai. Links are in my Bio. I personally donated $100 to charity right now. $50 went to Sophia Angelica’s brother Chris Rybin’s kidney transplant fund. The second $50 went to Mount Sinai for the COVID-19 pandemic. Plus I donated over $3,000+ of medical supplies I found in storage including masks to Elmhurst Hospital in Queens NYC. Here’s how to do it (all links are in my bio): 1. Listen to Lucky Cat on Spotify or YouTube 2. Watch the Dance Vid 3. Use Audio on IG or TikTok 4. Film yourself doing the dance with cat ears or just do something silly 5. Post it & tag @DRMAGDN #DRMAGDN #LuckyCat #LuckyCatChallenge #DanceChallenge 6. Pick your favorite charity & donate $1 (if you can) 7. Challenge 5 other people to do the Lucky Cat Challenge by copying this text and sharing this post: You’ve been challenged by Lucky Cat! Do the dance on a vid and/or give $1 to any charity (if you can) to help the world in crisis. Share it on socials for health, wealth, joy, happiness & success in your future & for all. Hope begins with each of us & starts w/you. Now I challenge @dominimonroe, @gabriellekameryn, @lisa_okrags, @loveleetaylor & @robinandre to do the Lucky Cat Challenge. No prob if you don’t want to do the dance, please still consider giving $1 to any charity you want if you are able to & spread the good word to 5 other people today for some much needed fun and positivity for all. We are all one humanity and we are all in this together. Enjoy the song/dance & stay safe. ~ Charlie Z / DRMAGDN

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KADIMA Releases Debut Prog Metal Opus, “All Birds Deserve to Fly”

Kadima, the brainchild of Seattle-based guitarist Aidan Israel, has unveiled their debut prog metal opus, All Birds Deserve to Fly. Recorded with a host of accomplished guest musicians, Israel set out to create an amalgam of a Devin Townsend-influenced album with a Coheed and Cambria writing style and The Contortionist’s ambiance while creating a distinctly Kadima sound.

All Birds Deserve to Fly is available via BandcampApple Music and Spotify.

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The seven-track album opens with “Here and Where,” which begins with a soft, spoken word intro before bursting into soaring guitars. From there, All Birds Deserve to Fly continues through peaks and valleys of quiet and ethereal numbers to technical hard rockers where vocalist Kaylee Jorene shines in performances reminiscent of Anneke van Giersbergen. With All Birds Deserve to Fly, Israel aims to tell complex stories through a strong narrative while also connecting with his Jewish roots and Jewish Mysticism.

All Birds Deserve to Fly is a concept album detailing mental health struggles and my spiritual connection to Judaism,” says Israel. When one writes music, they’re meant to rip themselves open and expose themselves to the world. The concept of Kadima is meant to guide our light to a new level of spiritual understanding and wisdom. I am beyond honored to share this with you all as it truly means the world to me.

All Birds Deserve to Fly follows the Jewish concept of Tohu and Tikkun, which is the idea of chaos and rectification. The album is told through the lens of a person with schizophrenia: It centers around the challenge of a myriad of thoughts and ideas racing through their brain while seeking to become whole, rectify problems in their life, and come to a better spiritual understanding.

All Birds Deserve to Fly Track Listing:

  • Here and Where
  • Bound and Tethered
  • Guiding Paths
  • Lights and Vessels
  • Scratching and Clawing
  • All Bird Deserve to Fly
  • Love and Desolation

About Kadima

Kadima

The roots of Kadima date back to when Israel began playing guitar as a pre-teen, influenced by concept albums such as Rush‘s 2112, Periphery‘s Juggernaut Alpha and Omega, and most importantly, Dream Theater’s Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes of a Memory. Kadima, which means “forward” in Hebrew, is based on the idea that music seeks to transcend and grow in a progressive fashion.

“What attracted me to the idea of a concept album and progressive metal, in general, was the ability to convey ideas and tell complex narratives through a means that seemed supernatural and super-advanced,” Israel says. “Music was everything to me from the time I picked up the guitar. It was love at first sight. The guitar was a medium for conveying a sense of power and pride.”

As a Music major at the University of Oregon, Israel began pursuing his dream, but the dream was put on hold when he began displaying abnormal behavior. After a psychiatric evaluation, the guitarist was diagnosed with Schizoaffective Disorder and dropped out of the program. But recovery presented an unforeseen hurdle: “I then underwent psychotherapy through outpatient treatment and medication, but the medication was so hard on my body that I entirely forgot how to play guitar due to muscle memory loss,” Israel says.

After a year of treatment, Israel successfully petitioned to rejoin his academic program – and though he struggled with relearning a skill he had already put 10 years into mastering – successfully completed the program. During his time in school, Israel began outlining a concept album based on his mental health experiences, with plans to record it under the name Kadima.

After graduation and the mental health endeavor that Israel deems a “quarter-life crisis,” the gears were finally set in motion to make Kadima’s debut a reality. Along with his college buddy Sam Mendoza, Israel spent the summer of 2019 writing and recording the skeletons of what would become All Birds Deserve to Fly.

Originally planned to be a five-song EP, two of the tracks were split into separate entities, making All Birds Deserve to Fly into a full album. The album is dedicated to the memory of Peyton Arens, a young guitar prodigy who was influential in Israel’s musical pursuits and passed away at the young age of 13 from Rhabdomyosarcoma cancer.

While All Birds Deserve to Fly was recorded with a lineup of studio musicians, Israel plans to assemble a live lineup for future Kadima performances.

All Birds Deserve to Fly Lineup:

  • Composition (music and lyrics): Aidan Israel
  • Guitar: Aidan Israel and Sam Mendoza
  • Vocals: Kaylee Jorene
  • Spoken Word: Aidan Israel
  • Drums: Nick Mea
  • Keyboards: Eric Guenther (The Contortionist)
  • Bass (“Bound and Tethered,” “Lights and Vessels”): Isaac Luger
  • Bass (“Here and Where,” “Scratching and Clawing,” “Love and Desolation”): Nikitus Perez
  • Guest Guitar Solo (“Bound and Tethered”): Chance Fuller
  • Guest Guitar Solo (“Lights and Vessels”): Amit Fortus
  • Acoustic Guitar (“All Birds Deserve to Fly”): Zach Kornhauser

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Atmospheric-Prog Rock Act Itayil Reveals Debut Single, “Bloom”

Bloom,” the first single from Itayil, the atmospheric-prog rock solo project of CanaItayil Reveals Debut Single, “Bloom”dian musician David Chunn, is available today. Listen to the song now exclusively via Sea of Tranquility here.

“This song reflects on the finite nature of life, and how nothing is constant,” Chunn says. “Just as quickly as we learn and grow, we forget and the light leaves us, similar to a flower in bloom.”

Translating to “in between,” Itayil is a word that resonates with Chunn on a personal level, both in terms of lifestyle and musical influences. A scientist by day and musician by night, Chunn blends sounds from various genres to create melodies that capture the meaning of Itayil.

In a swirl of ethereal soundscapes, with “Bloom” Chunn creates an immersive experience that ventures beyond sound and into the mind. Trained in piano and guitar, Chunn is a self-taught vocalist who cites Alcest, Tesseract and Tame Impala as influences.

“But I’m constantly trying to find new inspiration in any genre,” he adds.

Chunn previously served as vocalist for Calgary-based band Vallite and has appeared as a guest on tracks by Every Hour Kills, Depths of Titan and Gaia.

Itayil Bloom Art

Bloom” is available today via Itayil’s Bandcamp and major digital music providers.

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Ferocious “Beauty-Core” Trio GFM (Gold Frankincense & Myrrh) Debut New Video for Joey Sturgis-Produced Single “Taking Over”

GFM (Gold Frankincense & Myrrh), a trio of teenage sisters who have already mastered the art of balancing a Paramore style of melodicism with a Slipknot-like ferocity, have debuted a new video for the single “Taking Over.” “Taking Over” is premiering today, exclusively via Alternative Press.

“’Taking Over’ is a song about standing up for yourself and for others,” says bassist/vocalist Maggie English. “We’re not taking no for an answer and nothing is going to stand in our way. The time to join Team GFM is now before it’s too late.”

Visualizing the young band’s sound, which they have dubbed “beautycore,” director Dale Resteghini juxtaposes images of military tanks emblazoned with GFM’s pink logo with aggressive performance footage of the band in their trademark pink GFM cheerleader uniforms, as the sisters proclaim, “Get up, stand tall If we fall, then we fall together/Take your shot, the best you got/We won’t stop, and we’re taking over.”

“The girls crushed the video,” Resteghini says. “I love helping hot new bands breakthrough the noise. One listen to the single ‘Taking Over,’ I knew I had to do this. These young girls have already shown they can handle the rigors of tour life and are destined for greatness!”

The Joey Sturgis (Of Mice & Men, The Devil Wears Prada, Attack Attack!, Asking Alexandria) produced “Taking Over” is the second single from an upcoming EP.

“Prepare to hear GFM at their heaviest,” says Sturgis. “Working on this song was all about capturing the girls at their heaviest moment, shattering your ears while allowing their melodic ability to continue to shine through the rubble.”

Catch GFM Now on the First Ever Social Media E-Tour

While spending time at home during the quarantine, the trio is finding unique ways to connect with Team GFM. GFM is hosting the first ever “e-tour,” virtually touring a variety of different social media pages and platforms. The first round of tour dates have been announced on GFM’s social media pages, with more dates quickly being added. An entire acoustic performance will be featured along with a Q&A session during each livestream. Additionally, fans with a good eye will notice a phone number within the artwork for “Taking Over.” This Easter egg is an active number that is being used as fun and unique way to interact with fans.

Taking Over” is available via Apple Music

GFM Taking Over Artwork

GFM’s first album, Identity Crisis, was released in 2016, followed by Oh, The Horror! in April 2019. After touring the US multiple times, the group headed overseas to Germany in 2018, where their energetic performances established GFM as a festival favorite. A new EP is scheduled for release this spring.

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The first single from the EP, “I Don’t Need Your Fantasy” was released earlier this year. Listen to the track here.

Members of GFM are endorsed by PRS Guitars, Sinister Guitar Picks, Schecter Guitars, SJC Drums, Sabian Cymbals, 64 Audio, Orange Amps, Gator Cases, Enki USA, Pig Hog Cables, Coffin Cases, TUK Footwear, Cheerleading Company and Boathouse Sports.

GFM Is:

  • CJ Sanders English – Guitar, Vocals
  • Magdalene “Maggie” Rose English – Bass, Vocals
  • Evie “LuLu” Louise English – Drums, Background Vocals

GFM Online:

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Italian Melodic Metal Band Ravenscry Releases First Video from Upcoming Album, “100”

Italian alternative metal band Ravenscry has revealed a video for the first single, “Maybe,” from the upcoming album, 100, set for release on May 15. The “Maybe” video was directed by Salvatore Perrone (Fleshgod Apocalypse, Bring Me the Horizon).

Watch “MaybeHere:

“‘Maybe’ is a sort of manifesto of the human condition,” says vocalist Giulia Stefani. “It talks about resilience, willingness and finding a way to carry on without any doubt. We hope that anyone listening to this song can find the same energy that we feel in it. ‘Maybe’ it will help somebody to find his/her inner strength.”

Maybe” is available via Distrokid here.

100

The female-fronted, melodic metal band is launching back onto the global metal scene with the highly anticipated 100. Featuring dramatically soaring vocals, bone-shaking rhythms and dark songwriting, for nearly a decade this fierce group has been hooking millions of listeners worldwide with their infectious anthems. Their first album in three years, 100 attests to Ravenscry’s bold return. With more energy, more melody and even smarter lyrics, 100 stays true to the core of Ravenscry’s sound while remaining accessible enough to hook even more new listeners. Sincere, intelligent and brutally honest — the album sums up the human experience to a tee, from epic highs to soul-crushing lows.

100 was produced by Ravenscry, mixed by Roberto Laghi (In Flames, Hardcore Superstar) and mastered by Dragan Tanasković (In Flames, Dark Tranquillity). The album features artwork by Spanish artist Mario “Aégis” S. Nevado.

Ravenscry 100 Artwork
100 Album Artwork

100 Track Listing:

  1. Maybe
  2. Binary
  3. The Gamer
  4. The Door Inside
  5. The Entertainer
  6. Destination: Nowhere
  7. Light You Up
  8. Leader
  9. Paper Boat
  10. All My Faces
  11. The Gatekeeper

Pre-order 100 now via the Ravenscry webstore here.

About Ravenscry

Ravenscry first made a mark on the world in 2011 with their debut album, One Way Out, and began steadily grinding their way up the ranks of the global metal scene. In 2014, the band spearheaded a campaign to raise awareness about violence against women with the release of The Attraction of Opposites and the single “Alive,” released on International Women’s Day. 2017 saw the release of the concept album The Invisible, which told a complex and mystifying coming of age tale, followed by numerous European festival appearances and tours with Angra and Geoff Tate’s Operation: Mindcrime.

Ravenscry Is:

  • Giulia Stefani – Vocals
  • Mauro Paganelli – Guitar
  • Federico Schiavoni – Guitar
  • Andrea “Fagio” Fagiuoli – Bass
  • Simone “Simon” Carminati – Drums

Ravenscry Online:

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Up and Coming Singer Clio Cadence Reveals Empowering New Video for “Drive”

Up and coming singer-songwriter Clio Cadence has revealed an empowering new video for the track “Drive.” A song about building the courage to leave a toxic relationship, “Drive” embodies the teenager’s wise-beyond-her-years lyrics and musical maturity.

Watch “Drive” today via Outburn and get the single here.

“‘Drive’ is a song about the struggle to stand up for yourself and leave a relationship that has become toxic,” Cadence says. “Sometimes we get trapped by possessions, people, and worry about what others will think. Sometimes you have to leave everything behind to save yourself. The video shows the struggle of staying with someone with a drinking problem. The happy times vs. the bad.”

About Clio Cadence

Clio Cadence

The 18-year-old multi-instrumentalist began playing in bands since the tender age of 12 and has developed a style and stage presence that far exceeds her years. Her musical background includes playing fiddle, guitar, bass and drums, as well as the study of music theory. Drawing influences from a wide range of artists, from No Doubt to We Came as Romans, Cadence‘s sound can be described as hip-hop-infused metal with an authentic rock ‘n’ roll vibe. Cadence not only transcends genre stereotypes, but also sees the future of the music industry as boundlessly fluid and unsegmented.

For her debut album, Cadence has enlisted a multifaceted array of production talent, including Michael Orlando (Dead Girls Academy) Alex Asche (Dangerkids) and Kris Crummett (Sleeping with Sirens, Dance Gavin Dance, Issues).

Cadence has played in many cities across the United States, and several dates in Canada and Ireland.

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Teenage Beautycore Metal Trio GFM (Gold Frankincense & Myrrh) Announces New Tour Dates

GFM (Gold Frankincense & Myrrh), a trio of the three teenage sisters who balancing the melodicism of bands like Paramore with a Slipknot-like ferocity, has announced a new run of upcoming live dates, beginning March 15.

“We’re really excited to get back out on the road,” says bassist Maggie English. “We’re playing with new bands, and we’re finally reaching those cities that our fans have been begging us to come to. There’s going to be lots of energy with this one.”

GFM plans to release a new single in April, the following up to January’s “I Don’t Need Your Fantasy.” Produced by the acclaimed Joey Sturgis (Of Mice & Men, The Devil Wears Prada, Attack Attack!, Asking Alexandria), “I Don’t Need Your Fantasy” is a song about breaking stereotypes – something GFM does brilliantly with a sound they have dubbed “beautycore.”

Listen to “I Don’t Need Your FantasyHere:

Clearly not your average teenage girl band, CJ English (guitar/vocals), Maggie English (bass, keyboards, vocals) and LuLu English (drums, vocals) are breaking boundaries in the music industry and bringing life back to rock and metal with GFM’s encouraging and positive message.

The sisters all began taking music lessons at just five years old, which sparked a love of music that would continue to grow. As they grew up, the girls collectively decided that they wanted to pursue this love for music professionally and began putting blood and sweat into creating GFM.

GFM’s first album, Identity Crisis, was released in 2016, followed by Oh, The Horror! in April 2019. After touring the US multiple times, the group headed overseas to Germany in 2018, where their energetic performances established GFM as a festival favorite. A new EP is scheduled for release this spring.

GFM by Brandon Perry @thebpphotography
Photography: Brandon Perry @thebpphotography

GFM (Gold Frankincense & Myrrh) Tour Dates:

  • 3/15 – Ft. Worth, TX @ Tom Cats
  • 3/18 – Huntington, AR @ The Good Fight
  • 3/19 – Norman, OK @ KOUJ 107.1 FM/Calvary Chapel
  • 3/22 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Bigs Bar
  • 3/23 – Minneapolis, MN @ Whiskey Junction
  • 3/25 – Des Moines, ID @ Lefty’s Live Music
  • 3/26 – Burlington, IA @ The Washington
  • 3/27 – Green Bay, WI @ Cup O Joy
  • 3/29 – Barrington, IL @ Penny Road Pub
  • 3/31 – Columbus, OH @ Rumba Café
  • 4/2 – Tonawanda, NY @ Stamps the Bar
  • 4/4 – Millersburg, PA @ Reigles Bible Fellowship

What others have been saying about GFM:

“CJ, Maggie and Lulu are a glowing ball of positive energy that radiates from the stage and into their fans’ lives. When you encounter GFM, be it through their music or in person, you are truly changed for the better. From their hard-driving shows to their lighthearted and sometimes deep social media events, everyone they touch is truly #TeamGFM once they leave. And it isn’t a one-time offer either; you are family from the start.”Rock 98.9 (Jacksonville, FL)

“Never in my 25 years of mixing have I seen such dedicated/focused music prodigies… I can truthfully say I’m honored to be able to be a small part of their sound.” – Producer Billy Decker

“Beautycore is real and it’s coming at ya full steam!!! You’ll rarely find a band as dedicated to their craft as GFM. Not just a bunch of pretty faces, this group consumes all things pop/punk/metal and have created their own ear-shattering style (in an excellent way). No two songs are ever the same and they’re always sprinkling in new flavors to keep things fresh. These ladies are busting through barriers while providing people of all ages and walks of life the ultimate life-changing message of love and hope. Get on the train now, because this group has a long, blazing future in front of them and you’ll regret missing a single note!!!”Jon Walden/Revocation Radio (Birmingham, AL)

“GFM is such a breath of fresh air. Heavy music mixed with a positive message in a voice that resonates with young people. The musical connection all three sisters share is unparalleled.” – Carmen Mark “Squiggy” DiGiacomo/Loudwire

“GFM is one of those groups that absolutely radiates talent and drive, and their passion for writing and performing is something that is truly inspiring. It’s really only a matter of time until these guys are ruling the rock charts and I feel extremely blessed to have played a small part in their journey.” – Producer Eric Varnell

GFM Is:

  • CJ Sanders English – Guitar, Vocals
  • Magdalene “Maggie” Rose English – Bass, Vocals
  • Evie “LuLu” Louise English – Drums, Background Vocals

GFM Online:

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Theatrical Metal Quartet Raven Black Teases New Video in Advance of “The In-Between” Tour

Theatrical metal band Raven Black will preview their upcoming third album, The Key, on The In-Between Tour this spring with In This MomentBlack Veil Brides and DED.

The nearly-two-month-long tour will begin March 24 in Orlando and will continue through May 16.

We are incredibly excited to support In This Moment and Black Veil Brides along with DED on this tour, and share our new music with all of you, says RavenWe can’t wait to share our new album and feel there would be no better tour to present the Dark Metal Carnival.

The Key, produced by Ulrich Wild (Static-XWhite ZombieDeftones), is scheduled for release this May via WurmGroup. Pre-orders for the album and an assortment of bundles are available via Raven Black’s webstore. A new video for the track “Hear Me Cry” will be available soon. VIP packages for The In-Between Tour are also available at the webstore.

Raven Black’s Dark Metal Carnival story began when a voodoo doctor, The Doctor, happened upon a lost and scared little girl named Raven. Using his magic, The Doctor attempted turned the girl into a doll. The Doctor’s attempt, however, was interrupted by the terrified girl’s screams, leaving her in a half-human, half-doll state. As Raven lived in the dark world of the Doctor, she secretly learned his magic and conjured up a demon named Muppet, whom she trapped inside of her heart and made her eternal protector. Together, The Doctor and Muppet created another character, Stitches, to help search for souls to join the Dark Metal Carnival in the 13th hour.

Together, the quartet has created a soundtrack to the Dark Metal Carnival, releasing the 2016 EP Seven Sins and the 2018 album 13. The band has toured extensively, perfecting a creepy live show that unifies the visual and aural aspects of Raven Black.

Raven Black Tour Dates

  • 3/24 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues
  • 3/26 – Atlanta, GA –Tabernacle
  • 3/27 – Birmingham, AL – Sloss Furnaces
  • 3/28 – Cherokee, NC – Harrah’s Cherokee Events Center
  • 3/30 – Richmond, VA – The National
  • 3/31 – Silver Spring, MD – Fillmore
  • 4/1 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
  • 4/3 – Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theatre
  • 4/4 – Cleveland, OH – The Agora Ballroom
  • 4/5 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
  • 4/7 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
  • 4/9 – Columbus, OH – Express Live!
  • 4/10 – Detroit, MI – Fillmore 
  • 4/11 – Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
  • 4/13 – Louisville, KY – Palace Theatre
  • 4/14 – Ft. Wayne, IN – The Clyde Theatre
  • 4/15 – Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live
  • 4/17 – Minneapolis, MN – Myth Live
  • 4/18 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
  • 4/19 – Columbia, MO – Blue Note (Outdoor Stage)
  • 4/21 – Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Center at The Midland Theatre
  • 4/23- Dallas, TX – Southside Ballroom
  • 4/24 – Oklahoma City, OK – Criterion
  • 4/25 – Lubbock, TX – Lonestar Events Center
  • 4/27 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre
  • 4/28 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
  • 4/29 – Los Angeles, CA – The Novo
  • 5/1 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
  • 5/2 – Reno, NV – Grand Theatre – Grand Sierra Resort
  • 5/3 – San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
  • 5/5 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
  • 5/6 – Boise, ID – Revolution Center
  • 5/7 – Portland, OR – Roseland Ballroom
  • 5/8 – Kennewick, WA – Toyota Center: Retter & Company Theatre
  • 5/10 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre
  • 5/10 – Vancouver, BC – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
  • 5/13 – Calgary, AL – MacEwan Hall
  • 5/15 – Billings, MT – First Interstate Arena
  • 5/16 – Casper, WY – Casper Events Center

Raven Black is:

  • Raven – Vocals
  • Muppet – Drums/Vocals
  • The Doctor – Lead Guitar/Vocals
  • Stitches – Bass

Raven Black Online

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Megadeth and Lamb Of God Announce Massive 2020 Co-Headline Tour Across North America

Two of the biggest bands in heavy metal – Megadeth and Lamb of God – will be joining forces on a co-headline tour across North America this year, presented by SiriusXM. And to add to the firepower of this already formidable tour, Trivium and In Flames are joining, making this the must-see heavy music package of the year. Tickets will go on general sale Friday, February 14 on LiveNation.com. (Tour dates below)

Megadeth
Megadeth

Megadeth, fueled by Dave Mustaine’s triumphant return to the stage following his diagnosis and recovery of throat cancer, will embark on their first North American tour since 2017.

Speaking on the epic announcement, Megadeth’s leader and frontman, Dave Mustaine says, “Hello me! I’m back again, better than ever and coming to a town near you with Lamb of God, Trivium and In Flames. If you want high octane metal madness this is the tour for you.”

Lamb of God

Lamb of God released their first new music in five years last week with the single “Checkmate.” The track is the first to be released from the band’s self-titled eighth studio album, due out May 8, which is one of the most anticipated and important metal records of the year. Commenting on their upcoming co-headline run, Mark Morton, lead guitarist of Lamb of God, adds, “The world has never needed heavy more than it does today and top to bottom, this tour delivers! Lamb of God has toured with and been friends with all of these bands for years, but for all of us to be on the same bill is something extra special. Come early and stay late. This is the metal tour of the year.”

Trivium’s Matt Heafy adds, “We are happy to be a part of the biggest real metal tour of the year. This tour is the main event and represents heavy metal and the culture that goes with it.“

With In Flames singer, Anders Fridén stating, “We were honored to be asked to join this package. We were actually supposed to take this summer off, but of course we couldn’t say no. After playing shows with all of these guys for years, 2020 is going to feel like a kick ass reunion. See you on the road, Jesterheads!”

Produced by Live Nation, this epic 55-city tour will stretch across summer and fall, kicking off June 12 in Bristow, VA, and hit every region of the U.S. before wrapping November 13 in Reno, NV. Multiple Canadian shows are scheduled as well. See full itinerary below.

Tickets and VIP packages for all four artists go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, February 14 at 10 a.m. local time here. Citi is the official presale credit card of the tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets & VIP packages beginning Tuesday, February 11 at 10 a.m. local time until Thursday, February 13 at 10 p.m. local time through Citi Entertainment®. For complete presale details visit their website.

Megadeth and Lamb of God North American Tour Dates

Summer 2020

  • 6/12 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
  • 6/13 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
  • 6/14 – Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater
  • 6/16 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
  • 6/17 – Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
  • 6/18 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
  • 6/20 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
  • 6/21 – Boston, MA @ Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion
  • 6/23 – Syracuse, NY @ St. Joseph’s Heath Amphitheater at Lakeview
  • 6/24 – Providence, RI @ Bold Point Lake Amphitheater
  • 6/28 – Burgettstown, PA @ S&T Bank Music Park*
  • 6/29 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
  • 7/1 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theater
  • 7/2 – Mount Pleasant, MI @ Soaring Eagle Casino Amphitheatre
  • 7/3 – Indianapolis, IN @ Ruoff Music Center
  • 7/5 – Atlanta, GA @ Ameris Music Center
  • 7/7 – Cincinnati, OH @ PNC Pavilion
  • 7/8 – Cleveland, OH @Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
  • 7/10 – Chicago, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Chicago, IL
  • 7/11 – St. Louis, MO @ Chicago, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis, MO*
  • 7/12 – Nashville, TN @ Nashville Municipal Auditorium
  • 7/14 – Rogers, AR @ Walmart AMP*
  • 7/16 – Austin, TX @ Germania Insurance Amphitheater
  • 7/17 – Houston, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
  • 7/18 – Irving, TX @The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory+
  • 7/20 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater
  • 7/21- Phoenix, AZ @ Isleta Amphitheater
  • 7/23 – Irvine, CA @ FivePoint Amphitheatre
  • 7/25 – Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
  • 7/26 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center
  • 7/29 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
  • 7/30 – Pocatello, ID @ Portneuf Health Trust Amphitheatre
  • 8/1 – Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion

Fall 2020

  • 10/2 – West Palm Beach, CA @ iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
  • 10/6 – Birmingham, AL @ Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
  • 10/7 – New Orleans, LA @ UNO Lakefront Arena
  • 10/9 – Corpus Christi, TX @ American Bank Center Arena
  • 10/11 – El Paso, TX @ Don Haskins Center
  • 10/14 – Springfield, MO @ JOH Arena
  • 10/16 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
  • 10/21 – Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
  • 10/23 – Huntington, WV @ Mountain Heath Arena
  • 10/24 – Bethlehem, PA @ The Wind Creek Event Center
  • 10/27 – Quebec City, QC @ Centre Videotron
  • 10/28 – Laval, QC @ Place Bell
  • 10/30 – St, Paul, MN @ Armory
  • 10/3 – Green Bay, WI @ Resch Center*
  • 11/2 – Omaha, NE @ Baxter Arena
  • 11/3 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
  • 11/5 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
  • 11/7 – Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay Events Center
  • 11/10 – Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena
  • 11/11 – Nampa, ID @ Ford Idaho Center Arena
  • 11/13 – Reno, NV @ Reno Events Center

*on sale starts 11 a.m. local time
+on sale starts 12 noon local time

Tickets for this gargantuan tour package are bound to fly out when they go on sale on Friday, February 14. Grab yours before they’re all gone!

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Lamb of God Releases First New Music in Five Years, “Checkmate,” from Upcoming Self-Titled Album, Due Out May 8

Lamb of God has revealed a brand new single and video, “Checkmate,” from the band’s first release in five years, and the first to feature new drummer Art Cruz. The self-titled Lamb Of God is due out May 8 via Epic Records.

Watch “Checkmate” Now Here

“‘Checkmate’ brings together all the components of the Lamb of God sound that we’ve been developing over the last two decades, but with the ambition and ferocity that comes with the start of a new chapter for our band,” says guitarist Mark Morton. “Re-energized and reignited, this is Lamb of God 2020. We’ve never been more excited.”

The fact that the band’s eighth studio effort would warrant ‘self-titled’ status is a testament to the band’s pride and satisfaction with these songs and this period in their creativity.

Putting only our name on it is a statement,
Vocalist D. Randall Blythe says.
This is Lamb Of God. Here and now.

A true collaboration between all members of the band, Lamb of God’s eighth studio album is an amalgam of each individual’s contributions, blended to create a singular style. Guitarists Mark Morton and Willie Adler fuel the album with a mountain of riffs, taking what Lamb of God are known for, and unbelievably, upping the ante to new levels. The rhythm section of John Campbell, looming large as a rhythmic shadow, and drummer Art Cruz, who makes his studio debut with Lamb of God here on this record, underpin the proceedings with passion, sweat and expansive dynamics. Vocalist D. Randall Blythe is as angry, insightful, and informed as ever. Never one to shrink from facing the darker aspects of our nature head-on, Blythe delivers with no punches pulled, and as only he and Lamb of God can in 2020.

In celebration of the release of “Checkmate” and the announce of the new album, Lamb of God will appear at a special show at the House of Vans in Chicago on February 14. The event is free and fans can RSVP beginning at 12 noon CST today at the House of Vans website here. The event will include a photography exhibit featuring photos from D. Randall Blythe that will be included in the new Lamb of God album artwork. Harm’s Way will open the show.

In the midst of writing the ten songs that appear on Lamb Of God, the group hit pause on the works-in-progress to man the stage as main support Slayer’s “The Final Campaign.” After months of playing their best-known songs nightly, Lamb of God returned to the new tracks and began to work with longtime producer Josh Wilbur (Korn, Megadeth, Gojira, Trivium). Special guests Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed) and Chuck Billy (Testament) also make appearances on Lamb Of God.

Pre-order/Pre-Save Lamb Of God Here

Lamb of God

Lamb Of God Tracklisting

  1. Memento Mori
  2. Checkmate
  3. Gears
  4. Reality Bath
  5. New Colossal Hate
  6. Resurrection Man
  7. Poison Dream (feat. Jamey Jasta)
  8. Routes (feat. Chuck Billy)
  9. Bloodshot Eyes
  10. On The Hook

The Richmond, Virginia, quintet propelled heavy metal into the new millennium two decades ago with the prophetically titled New American Gospel. They followed with 2003’s As the Palaces Burn, which made the Rolling Stone list of the Top 100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time. Ashes of the Wake, released in 2004, was the first Lamb of God album to be certified gold by the RIAA, as was 2006’s Sacrament, which also made a Top 10 Billboard 200 chart debut. In 2009, Lamb of God released Wrath, their first with Wilbur at producer, and earned the number one album spot on Billboard’s Hard Rock, Rock, and Tastemaker charts, with a number two position on the Billboard 200.

Those number one positions were repeated with 2012’s Resolution, which swung effortlessly between thrash, traditional metal, sludgy doom, with flashes of crust punk swagger and bravado. Lamb of God’s last album, VII: Sturm und Drang (2015) made its debut on the Billboard 200 at number three and finished number 2 in the world charts, reaching Top 5 in five countries and six addition Top 15 positions.

In 2020, Lamb of God is re-energized and unrelenting, ready to lay claim to the metal throne.

Lamb of God Tour Dates

2/14- Chicago, IL @ House of Vans *Headline show

European Tour with Kreator and Power Trip

  • 3/27 – Stockholm, SE @ Fryshuset Arenan
  • 3/28 – Copenhagen, DK @ Forum Black Box
  • 3/30 – Oulu, FI @ Club Teatria
  • 3/31 – Helsinki, FI @ Ice Hall Black Box
  • 4/2 – Kraków, PO @ Tauron Arena
  • 4/3 – Berlin, DE @ Columbiahalle
  • 4/4 – Oberhausen, DE @ Turbinenhalle
  • 4/5 – Wiesbaden, DE @ Kulturzentrum Schlachthof
  • 4/7 – Zurich, CH @ Samsung Hall
  • 4/8 – Munich, DE @ Zenith
  • 4/9 – Ludwigsburg, DE @ MHP Arena
  • 4/11 – Hamburg, DE @ Sporthalle
  • 4/14 – Barcelona, ES @ Razzmatazz
  • 4/15 – Madrid, ES @ Sala Riviera
  • 4/17 – Paris, FR @ L’Olympia Bruno Coquatrix
  • 4/18 – Saarbrücken, DE @ Saarlandhalle
  • 4/19 – Brussels, BE @ Ancienne Belgique
  • 4/21 – Bristol, UK @ O2 Academy Bristol
  • 4/22 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Academy
  • 4/23 – Glasgow, UK @ O2 Academy Glasgow
  • 4/24 – Birmingham, UK @ O2 Academy Birmingham
  • 4/25 – London, UK @ O2 Academy Brixton
  • 5/9 – Daytona Beach, FL @ Welcome to Rockville *US Festival

Lamb of God Is:

  • D. Randall Blythe – Vocals
  • Mark Morton – Guitar
  • Willie Adler – Guitar
  • John Campbell – Bass
  • Art Cruz – Drums

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