Archive for March, 2018

PRONG Releases Official Music Video for “Forced Into Tolerance”!

American Power Trio PRONG has premiered the official music video for “Forced Into Tolerance,” off of their 2017 released Zero Dayson Blabbermouth.

“Prong is happy to team with Blabbermouth to premiere the video for “Forced Into Tolerance “ from our latest album “Zero Days”! It represents the no frills, “in your face” relentlessness of the track. It’s our response to being told what to think and believe by everyone. Enjoy!” – Tommy Victor

PRONG has also announced the continuation of their ZERO DAYS TOUR with a series of West Coast dates alongside POWERFLO. After a solid year of touring with the likes of TestamentObituarySepultura, and Exodus, as well as filling key slots on the European Summer Festival Circuit, the band now brings it back home to the states, including a highly coveted, co-headlining run with HELMET.

Pioneers of the alternative metal genre, PRONG have continued to re-invent themselves by challenging the status quo every step they take, as seen on their 2017 release, Zero Days.

Distilling hip-hop, heavy metal, punk, and rock into a potent sonic strain, POWERFLO lives up to its name. The vision of GRAMMY Award-nominated Cypress Hill spitter Sen Dogdownset. guitarist Rogelio “Ray” LozanoBiohazard vocalist and guitarist Billy Graziadei and ex-Fear Factory bassist Cristian Olde Wolbers, the band draws on thie powerhouse pedigree to collectively smash boundaries with their 2017 self-titled debut.

“Prong is absolutely ecstatic about this upcoming, quick West Coast run with POWERFLO. We are very happy to announce this run of shows with these guys. It really makes a lot of sense: two hard hitting bands whose members have a great history together! It seems to me that the shows are going to be high energy and intense!” – Tommy Victor

PRONG with POWERFLO & Special Guests:
03/29 @ Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
03/30 @ Slidebar – Fullerton, CA
03/31 @ Slims – San Francisco, CA
04/02 @ The Ritz – San Jose, CA
04/03 @ Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
04/04 @ Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
04/07 @ Backstage Bar – Las Vegas, NV
04/08 @ Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA

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45 to Argos Release Official Music Video for “Dreamcatcher”

Southwest Michigan based, Alternative Rock trio 45 To Argos has released the Official Music Video for their uplifting single, “Dreamcatcher.” Directed by front-man Brandon Garrett and filmed by Chase Krueger, the video was shot in the garage of bassist Brandon Cromer, in Watervliet, MI over the course of about 7 hrs.

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“The song ‘Dreamcatcher’ came from some of our experiences and our loved ones’ experiences in life. We believe it is never too late for someone to set out for a goal or status, especially if it is considered a dream by the individual in question.” – 45 To Argos

45 To Argos is an Alternative Rock band from SW Michigan. Brandon Garrett(Guitar/Vox), Brandon Cromer (Bass) and David Lowe (Drums) work hard to bring you exceptional quality that shines through with every recording and performance. “We take pride in our evolving and unique sound, which leaves fans of every genre genuinely intrigued. We love the fact that there isn’t another band that has our style or that we can specifically identify with. We want to be known for our own style, which is what makes us unique.”

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KEVLAR Announces Upcoming EP, ‘Aftermath,’ Releasing 5/18/2018


Pennsylvania Hard Rock Band KEVLAR has announced the pre-order for their upcoming EP, Aftermath. Due out May 18, 2018. Aftermathwas recorded by Nick Sampson (Asking AlexandriaBorn Of OsirisI Am Abomination) at 37 Studios in Detroit, MI.

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BLACKTOP MOJO Announce Spring Tour Dates with JOYOUS WOLF & OF LIMBO

 Texas based hard rock band BLACKTOP MOJO has announced their North American tour run with JOYOUS WOLF and OF LIMBO, including select dates with BLACK STONE CHERRY.

We’re thrilled to be heading back out to see all the extended family and friends we’ve made over the last few years. – Blacktop Mojo

 

Tour Dates:

04/20 @ Rock Box – San Antonio, TX

04/21 @ Lago Del Pino – Tyler, TX

04//22 @ OK City Limits – Oklahoma City, OK

04/24 @ Phase 2 – Lynchburg, VA *

04/26 @ Debonair – Teaneck, NJ

04/27 @ Wally’s – Hampton, NH *

04/28 @ The Queen – Wilmington, DE *

04/30 @ Capone’s – Johnson City, TN *

05/02 @ Mainstage – Morgantown, WV

05/03 @ Smiling Moose – Pittsburgh, PA

05/04 @ Whistlers – Watertown, NY

05/05 @ Rockpile – Toronto, ON

05/06 @ Token Lounge – Westland, MI

05/08 @ The Forge – Joliet, IL

05/10 @ Route 20 Outhouse – Racine, WI

05/11 @ Phat Headz – Green Bay, WI

05/12 @ Cheers – South Bend, IN

05/15 @ Spicoli’s – Waterloo, IA

05/16 @ Shovelhead Saloon – Danville, IL

05/18 @ Warehouse – Clarksville, TN

05/19 @ Sidetracks – Huntsville, AL

05/26 @ Slidebar in Fullerton CA

05/31 @ Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA

06/04 @ El Corazon – Seattle, WA

06/06 @ Diamondz – Jerome, ID

06/12 @ Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO

06/13 @ Streets of London – Denver, CO

* w/BLACK STONE CHERRY

 

Burn The Ships Track Listing:
1. Where The Wind Blows
2. End Of Days
3. Burn The Ships
4. Prodigal
5. Shadows On The Wall
6. Sweat
7. Pyromaniac
8. 8000 Lines
9. Dog On A Leash
10. Make A Difference
11. Chains
12. Dream On
13. Underneath

Click HERE to Download / Stream ‘Burn the Ships’

A hard-driving Southern rock unit based out of Palestine, Texas, Blacktop Mojo’s fiery blend of post-grunge, classic rock, and metal falls somewhere between SoundgardenBlack Stone Cherry, and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Founded in 2012 by front-man Matt James and drummer Nathan Gillis, the band eventually morphed into a five-piece with the additions of bass player Matt Curtis and guitarists Ryan Kiefer and Kenneth Irwin. They released their debut album, I Am, in 2014, followed by a heavy bout of touring that saw the group sharing the stage with a wide array of heavy hitters, including Bon JoviSammy HagarCandleboxDarryl “DMC” McDanielsShaman’s HarvestPop EvilPuddle of Mudd, and Drowning Pool.

In 2017, the band teamed up with Muscle Shoals producer Jimmy Johnsonfor their highly anticipated sophomore outing Burn the Ships. The album was released via the band’s label, Cuhmon Records, in March of that year to critical acclaim, and it’s first single, “Where The Wind Blows” reached #27 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart, while the band was on its first U.S. tour that fall. Through that tour, they landed a slot on 2018’s Rock Fest, featuring headliners DisturbedIncubus, and Godsmack, among many other industry leading hard rock acts.

At the beginning of 2018, the band has started work on its third full length release, as well as touring to support the second radio single from, Burn The Ships.

Lead Vocals/ Rhythm Guitar- Matt James
Guitar/ Backing Vocals – Kenneth Irwin
Percussion – Nathan Gillis
Bass – Matt Curtis
Lead Guitar/ Backing Vocals- Ryan Kiefer

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HEMLOCK Announce 25 Year Anniversary Tour with SevidemiC!

Las Vegas based Metal band HEMLOCK has announced dates for their 25th Anniversary Tour launching April 20th in Joseph, MO. Joined by SevidemiC through June 22, the tour winds through North America before concluding on July 21st in Dulce, NM. Additional dates to be announced.

HEMLOCK “25 YEAR ANNIVERSARY TOUR” Dates:
04/20 @ Cafe Acoustic – St. Joseph, MO *
04/21 @ Peak 31 in Union Station – Colorado Springs, CO *
04/22 @ The Roxy Theater – Denver, CO *
04/23 @ Lupe’s Lounge in Trujillos – Las Vegas, NM *
04/24 @ Zombiez Bar – Amarillo, TX *
04/25 @ Kendell’s – Oklahoma City, OK *
04/26 @ Stick’s Place – Wichita Falls, TX *
04/27 @ The Curtain Club – Dallas, TX *
04/28 @ Backstage – Lubbock, TX *
05/01 @ The RockHouse – El Paso, TX *
05/02 @ The Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM *
05/03 @ Juggernaut Music – Gallup, NM *
05/04 @ The Orpheum Theater – Flagstaff, AZ *
05/05 @ Backstage Bar & Billiards – Las Vegas, NV *
05/06 @ The Hub – Colton, CA *
05/11 @ The Rock – Tucson, AZ *
05/12 @ Club Red – Mesa, AZ *
05/13 @ Brick by Brick – San Diego, CA *
05/15 @ The Slide bar – Fullerton, CA *
05/16 @ TBA – Taft, CA *
05/17 @ The Blue Lamp – Sacramento, CA *
05/18 @ Jubs Jub’s – Reno, NV *
05/19 @ Ukiah Brewing Company – Ukiah, CA *
05/20 @ The Bistro – Hayward, CA *
05/23 @ Shotski’s – Salem, OR *
05/24 @ Community Center – Warm Springs, OR *
05/25 @ The Eagles 2485 – Kennewick, WA *
05/26 @ Studio 7 – Seattle, WA *
05/27 @ The Pin – Spokane, WA *
05/30 @ The Dark Horse – Missoula, MT *
05/31 @ The Pub Station – Billings, MT *
06/01 @ The DO Bar – Great Falls, MT *
06/02 @ The Party Palace – Butte, MT *
06/06 @ The Gem – Idaho Falls, ID *
06/07 @ Diamondz Event Center – Jerome, ID *
06/08 @ The Royal – Salt Lake City, UT *
06/09 @ The Mesa Theater- Grand Junction, CO *
06/10 @ Bombers Sports Bar – Riverton, WY *
06/11 @ Elk Creek Steakhouse – Piedmont, SD *
06/13 @ The Marquee – Sioux City, IA *
06/14 @ Bigs Bar – Sioux Falls, SD *
06/15 @ The Lookout Lounge – Omaha, NE *
06/16 @ Aftershocks – Merriam, KS *
06/22 @ The Rusty Needle – Hutchinson, KS *
06/23 @ Lefty’s Live – Des Moines, IA
07/05 @ The Bourbon Theater – Lincoln, NE
07/06 @ Shotz Bar and Grill – Scottsbluff, NE
07/07 @ My Buddys Place – Sheridan, WY
07/08 @ The Eagles Club – Casper, WY
07/13 @ Bottle Hollow Lake Marina – Ft.Duchesne, UT
07/14 @ Stanley’s Triangle Bar – Mt.Pleasant, UT
07/18 @ The Legacy Inn – Tuba City, AZ
07/20 @ President Parking Lot – Window Rock, AZ
07/21 @ “Alien Fest” – Dulce, NM
* W/ SevidemiC

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Our band is Hemlock. We are based out of Las Vegas, NV. Although our real home in on the road continuing to carve a name for ourselves in the world of metal music.

We have performed and toured with SlayerKornMinistryRob ZombieLamb of GodSlipknotDisturbedMarilyn MansonHatebreedPro-PainObituaryMastadonSnotKillswitch EngageChimairaDrowning PoolSystem of a DownMachine HeadOtepMegadethSoulflyDanzigDevildriverSepulturaMeshuggahSevendustHed(pe)ExodusArch Enemy, and tons and tons more. We have also done our own headlining/co-headlining tours across the US for the past several years. Hemlock has also toured throughout Europe and Japan. We tour about 150-200 days out of the year.

Hemlock has already established themselves as a hard working, touring band with a loyal and expanding fan base. The ‘Lock continues setting examples for bands to work hard towards their goals and not to wait around for a handout from the industry.

…we consider this a new beginning. The beginning of much more hard work and promotion to come. We still work as hard as we can on self-promotion, doing as much as we can on our own, adding to what the street team and sponsors can do for us.

Hemlock is a good, heavy, brutal onslaught of metal, with an arsenal of catchy lyrics, creative breakdowns, and melodic hooks. The live shows are fun, rowdy, and energetic. Hemlock gets the crowd involved and puts on the show of a lifetime, every time.

You can keep up with the band through the official website–www.hemlockworld.com–or www.facebook.com/hemlockworld, & check out upcoming shows, chat on the messageboard, see pictures of the band, and read about the adventures on the road. You can order Hemlock merchandise from the website and join the street team. Hemlock will also keep you updated via their mailing list, so sign up at the next show!

Hemlock is the hardest working, up and coming metal band in the entire US, and they will continue to do it all of the love of the music and the fans.

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SINS IN VAIN Release Official Music Video for Cover of KILLSWITCH ENGAGE’S “The End of Heartache”

Helsingborg, Sweden Melodic Metal Band SINS IN VAIN has released the official music video for their tribute to KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, “The End of Heartache.”

““Sins In Vain’s cover of ‘The End of Heartache’ is a big ‘thank you’ to Killswitch Engage for all the inspiration over the years. The original is already a metal classic about the pain of being apart from someone you love. Something most people can relate to, unfortunately.
We’ve worked hard to convey the feelings of love and sorrow in this song. The outcome is a balance between respect for the original and our own interpretation and sound. Our delivery is a bit softer, but definitely still powerful.
The End of Heartache is truly close to our hearts, and we hope everyone who will hear our version of it will grasp how much emotion has gone into this.
Much Love, Sins In Vain”

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With the band members’ roots and hearts anchored in the Swedish metal scene since 2005, Sins In Vain combines the most prominent elements of contemporary metal. Inspired by the clarity of Evanescence and precision of In Flames, the band captures these traits in a soft, yet very powerful and emotional way. It’s melodic metal at its best.

With equality serving as a fundamental pillar, Sins In Vain tears down the prejudice and misconception that metal music requires rough exteriors and a niche listener. The band’s new material speaks directly to all people, and fits perfectly in the playlists of most metal and pop fans. Lead singer Lenny has always put her heart into each and every sentence she sings and her recent lyrics are even more honest and aware than before, taking inspiration from poets and human rights activists.

From the very start, Sins in Vain got booked for many live gigs throughout Sweden. The band’s most memorable performance to date took place in the summer of 2008 when they played between Soilwork and Volbeat in front of thousands of metal fans at a festival. At that time, Sins In Vain was signed with Nidavallen Records. Their debut album Enemy Within was released in January 2010 and distributed world wide. This gave Sins In Vain a global fanbase, ultimately leading to the band being offered a tour in Japan. Unfortunately, due to personal reasons, Sins In Vain split up shortly after the band’s last gig at Sweden Rock Festival in 2009 and the tour fell through.

After six years of silence, the members realized how many people still remained devoted fans of the debut album and the urge to play together came back. Sins In Vain was reborn, with three of the original band members teaming up with two new talents. In May 2017, the powerful singles ‘Horizons’ and ‘Legion’ were released. Both reflect the compositional and personal growth of Sins In Vain and the new material has been warmly welcomed and appreciated by many loyal fans. In December 2017 the band released a cover of “The End of Heartache” (originally by Killswitch Engage). For this song Sins In Vain also made a music video.

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CROONA Releases Official Lyric Video for “Killing Me Again”!

Gothenburg , Sweden based Experimental Aggropop artist CROONA has released the official lyric video for his new single “KILLING ME AGAIN.”

“‘Killing Me Again’ is a combination of dark and moody meets catchy and melodic.” – CROONA

Click HERE to Download “Killing Me Again” Online!

Croona is a blend of everything, a mix of futurepop/industrial/trance. There are no rules and no guidelines. Anything goes!

Fredrik Croona’s previous work includes Menschdefekt, Cynical Existence and Project Rotten.

“Killing Me Again” is a fantastic single that is destined to become a global dancefloor killer for Goth/Industrial/Ebm DJs” – noisebeneaththesnow.com

What started out as an experiment has evolved over the last years and there is no ending in sight. Croona is a personal project which invites the listener to follow him on a ride of memories, feelings and emotions.

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‘Heaerts Combine’ Album Released to Aid Industrial Legend, Leæther Strip

The industrial scene is connecting talents and combining hearts on a series of benefit events and this release. Heaerts Combine: an international compilation of 25 bands representing EBM in all its varieties. An initiative of Tom Shear (Assemblage 23) and Michelle Molitor (longtime associate), the goal for these worldwide events and Heaerts Combine is to raise money for living and medical expenses for industrial/EBM legend Claus Larsen (Leaether StripKlutaeAm TierparkMirland/Larsenthe Stricken) and his husband Kurt Grünewald Hansen, who unfortunately is very sick, making it difficult for the couple to earn their living through touring. All proceeds from the sale of this benefit the couple directly, and all of the bands included have donated their time and talent to the cause.

Claus Larsen and Kurt Grünewald Hansen have been a long time friends of myself and everyone in the electronic music scene.

Claus’ 30 year body of work has helped shape an entire generation of electronic musicians. Being a friend and a bandmate, I believe this compilation shows my love for Claus and Kurt is shared by countless fellow artists and fans. There were so many volunteers for this compilation that unfortunately time constraints couldn’t allow us to include all of them. We are all very thankful for everything that Claus and Kurt have given the electronic music scene and this is our way of giving back.” – John R Mirland

Based on an original idea by Jonathan Kaplan (For All The Emptiness) tracks were compiled by John R. Mirland (LÆBEL, Am Tierpark, Mirland/Larsen, Mirland) and Troy Hilton (DSOL Productions) with artwork arranged by Jonathan Kaplan and mastering provided by Sebastian Komor(Komor Commando).

The compilations impressive track list includes names such as Die Krupps, Psyche feat. Dirk Ivens, SKOLD, Mortiis and many more. All were asked to deliver an exclusive track making this compilation a must for collectors.

All profits go directly to Claus Larsen and Kurt Grünewald Hansen.

Track List:
1. Leaether Strip – A Man A Life A Legacy (Tribute To David Bowie)
2. SKOLD – White as Chalk
3. Ego Likeness – New Legion (Leæther Strip Remix)
4. For All The Emptiness – Texting on the dancefloor (Jonny Mcgovern cover featuring The Gothsicles)
5. Mirland – Headshot
6. Decoded Feedback – I Am The One
7. Caustic – Beating Off a Dead Horse
8. VV303 – Micro Species
9. Orpin Own – Brain Teaser
10. N3VOA – Absolution
11. Glass Apple Bonzai – In the Dark (Ave Satania!)
12. Digital Factor – Falling Angels
13. 7th Victim – Don’t Go Outside and Never Talk to Anybody
14. Stoneburner – Glassblower
15. Forma Tadre – Here we are again!
16. Wiccid – Tomorrow Without Fear (Wiccid Remix)
17. ManMindMachine – Kontakt (Negant Remix)
18. Mona Mur & En Esch – Candy Cane (DeKonstruKted Remix) by B-Audio
19. 11Grams – Immortal (Hexadiode Remix)
20. Ludovico Technique – Absence (FlammPunkt Remix)
21. Psyche ft. Dirk Ivens – Ghostrider (Live Improvisation)
22. Die Krupps – Fatherland (Live)
23. Dawn of Ashes – Mark Of The Beast
24. Birmingham 6 – Who Do You Love? (For Claus & Kurt)
25. Mortiis – Perfectly Defect (Ultrastate Remix)

Click HERE to Stream / Download Heærts Combine on Bandcamp.

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Christopher Dean Releases “Everything Fades” Lyric Video Off of Debut LP, ‘Life Lessons’

 

 New Jersey based rock / metal multi-instrumentalist Christopher Dean (Michale GravesDarkness DescendsAlyxx) has released his official lyric video for the single “Everything Fades,” off of his debut album, Life Lessons.

“’Everything Fades’ is a song about Love and Loss and yet the World still turns.”” Christopher Dean

“This album is so near and dear to my heart. Each track is a different journey down the rabbit hole of another Life Lesson I was lucky enough to learn the hard way because I myself prefer the road less traveled, for it is only on those paths that we are lucky enough to experience Emotion colliding with Inspiration while tumbling in the Imagination of our minds. As musicians, it is our duty to bring those experiences to life through our art. “Life Lessons” is like a psychological fall and rise again emotional journey mixed with punk rock, blastbeats and a 7 string.”

Track List:
1) Punknight’s Finale
2) Everything Fades
3) Dust To Dust
4) Enjoy The Ride
5) Blast From the Past
6) Gone With The Wind
7) Lean In Lean Toward Lean With
8) Lover (Ten Years Ago)
9) My Everything (Why I Try)
10) Nanu Nanu (We Miss You)
11) Bleeding Her for More
12) Perennial Rust
13) Miner

Download / Stream Life Lessons Online:

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Dean is a self-taught guitar-smith with pounds of passion combined with years of determination and an over achieving brain that yearns for endless knowledge. On the eve of his 13th birthday, the embers of a burning desire began an everlasting journey toward a blissful state as long as harmony and melody were at the helm. Growing up in a small town in New Jersey, Dean came from a working family, so when it came time to learn the techniques of the craft, it was up to making friends at a local music shop who would discuss the wonderful world of guitar and the endless possibilities. Through the years it became more of the bottomless enigma that he had to crack, so at every single VFW hall or firehouse punk show, Dean would study the hands of the talent on stage and their every move. Soon Dean was playing all of the live albums of any band he could find, down to the guitar spins and all. Hard work and dedication persevered because, before he knew it, he wasn’t just playing the midnight blue Ibanez with a blood soaked pic guard and a Felix the cat sticker, he now had a (1 of 6) Marilyn Manson custom guitar that he worked for 3 solid months of the summer his Sophomore year in HS just to afford….Then it all changed…. From there the quest to understand this intrinsic world became even greater…. Even more addicting. The itch to plug in his axe somewhere and KRANK it to 11 was even stronger with this young, notorious adolescent.

Naturally, as time went on, this grew as a way for this completely misunderstood teen to use this gift that he had so magnanimously received, to become a form of creative therapy. “JUST AN AXE ON MY BACK,” that wasn’t his motto per se but definitely the lifestyle that was led. By Senior year he had been voted most musical of his graduating class, not because anyone ever listened to him play, other than when his band DEATHSICK blew the death metal doors off the performing theatre during the talent show, but more because he had a guitar in a hard case with him EVERY DAY IN EVERY CLASS. The Manson guitar had its own table in his JR year Anatomy and Physiology class….Right by the bucket of cow eyes and baby frogs.

After finishing high school and then college, he joined several bands out of the back page ads of local music billboards and magazines, many everlasting life lessons were learned. His first REAL jump to “success” was in 2011 when he joined up with his best friend Angry Jay along brothers at arms, Chuck Gowan and Zaki Ali, to form the super slow motion breakdown masters Darkness Descends, which lead to SIRIUS XM radio play and air time interviews, alongside two album releases and co-headlining stage spots on the both the Bamboozle and GOTJ festivals. These accomplishments only fed the monster.

In 2013, all of those countless hours disassembling, painting and Frankenstein-ing of his arsenal of Amps and Axes, Dean landed his first 6 week full us tour as the guitar tech for Darrow Chemical Company. Before the completion of the tour, the lead guitarist Loki had to leave early due to a severe family emergency, so the band asked Dean to fill in on Lead Guitar, and it was one of the best moments of his life, it’s every musician’s dream. This was the moment he had been waiting for. Sure he was playing tons of shows for years, but there is something different about cruising Tarvan around the country basically living on $7/day for over a month, all in the name of PUNK ROCK. This opportunity lead to further touring and Tech gigs for bands such as Gotham Rd (tech 2014), Michale Graves (tech 2015/bass 2017 to current), The Independents(bass us tour 2015), Black Cat Attack (Lead Guitar various shows US and Canada 2015), GOTH from Portugal (2016 Lead Guitar various shows 2016) The Draf Ft. Retro Glam (Special Guest solo on single release collaboration), Children of October (Bass and back up Vox 2016), Alyxx (Bass 2017-current).

That being said, it may seem like a lot on the plate of destiny, But Wait There’s More. Starting September 2016 Dean began studio time composing his debut solo album, justly deemed Life Lessons, officially released on Friday the 13th of October 2017 everywhere. This album consists of 13 tracks of true emotion and the precarious journey of dealing with the real things that happen in life from death and divorce, love and loss, and everything we deal with day to day that tries to break us down. This album stands as a testament to Deans constant strive to never just give up. This album is about having the strength to make art out of life’s lemons. Our relationships with our fellow man are constantly how one is defined, this is only the beginning.

Dean is now a brand including (but not limited to) Music, Skateboards, Tattoos, Beard Oil, T-shirts, Characters, Guitar Pickups and more. Those who choose to do what they live-in turn love what they do.

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RAVEN BLACK Announce Pre-Order for Upcoming ’13’ Album, Due Out 5/10/2018

 

LA based Theatrical Metal Band RAVEN BLACK has announced the pre-order launch for their highly anticipated 2nd album, 13. The incredibly visual quartet has also released the pre-order for their debut comic book, A Dark Metal Carnival: The Beginning and has begun booking their Spring tour set to launch in May. “Monster” is available to stream NOW on Spotify and download on iTunes.

Track List:
1. Monster
2. Sticks n Stones
3. Nothing
4. Spider
5. Dollhouse
6. Break the Box
7. The Nobodies

Click HERE to Pre-Order ’13’!

Exclusives:

Album Pre-order -free digital download of single “Monster” and first 100 receive exclusive “Monster” poster & sticker.

Comic Book Pre-order – Free autographed exclusive Variant Comic Page for first 100 preorders.

Tour Show Ticket Pre-Sale – Free autographed Exclusive RB Tour Poster – Special Edition (not for sale) & name entered for a Chance to win a RB VIP Package, $50 value. (Raffle to take place May 1, 2018 – LIVE FEED – Facebook)

A Voodoo Doctor “The Doctor” came across a girl who looked lost and scared, crying in the alley way behind his lab. He used his magic to turn her into a doll, but his spell was disrupted from her terrifying and taunting screams, she remained half human, half doll. As Raven lived in the dark world of the Doctor, she secretly learned his magic and conjured up a demon, Muppet, who she made her eternal protector and trapped him inside her heart. The Doctor and Muppet created Stitches to search for those who are looking to join our dark world in the 13th hour.

Raven Black released their first Single, “Died Inside” on September 7, 2013 at The Roxy, selling out the venue that night. They continued to work in the studio and released their first EP, “Midnight Dreary” in June 2014, successfully packed the house at the famous Viper Room.

The band was previously managed by Aaron Rossi (Grammy Nominated Drummer of Ministry/Prong), AJR Enterprises and worked with Grammy-Winning Producer Logan Mader (SoulFly/Machinehead/Five Finger Death Punch).

In October 2014, they revamped their line up and began working with Grammy Nominated Producer Ulrich Wild (Rob ZombieWhite ZombieAlice In ChainsBreaking BenjaminPanteraSeetherDethklokOtep, and more) on their new album. They then spent the next two years writing and then released their single “Seven Sins” in April 2016 and their EP Seven Sins in September 2016.

​Raven Black played the Corona Hell and Heaven Festival July 2016 in Mexico City, Mexico with headliners like RammsteinTwisted SisterGhost, Five Finger Death Punch, MushroomheadSelpulturaAlien Ant Farm and many others.

To end their summer, they played the 2016 DirtFest Festival in Michigan with headliners Killswitch EngageAsking AlexandriaHatebreedAttilaBorn of Osiris and many others.

Releasing their first Official EP with the new line up, Seven Sins EP dropped September 29, 2016 on the way out to tour with Mushroomhead, Sunflower DeadUnsaid Fate, and Death Division for Mushroomhead’s Annual Halloween Tour.

The 2017 year started very busy for Raven Black as they headed to Cleveland, OH to film their new music video with MonoBloc’s Josh Apple and Andrew Sparks, for “Twinkle Twinkle Little Scars”, Premiered by Revolver Magazineon April 13, 2017. A little horror version of their already theatrical presence in the metal community. “We wanted to have some blood in this one,” says Raven.

After a quick rest, Raven Black toured through the Southern parts of the U.S. on their way to SXSW. They played the Heart of Texas Rock Festival in March 2017. Winning fans from across mutiple genres at SXSW. Raven says, “I am so proud of being able to share our METAL music with other fans of country, hip hop and pop genres. I was so surprised and happy to see them buying our music. It was fun and the only thing missing was the big mosh pit, LOL, although there was a small handful of metalheads respresented this year at SXSW. “

​After returning back home to Los Angeles, the band quickly prepared for their first Headliner Tour, The Hex O’Clock Tour, which kicked off in Guadalajara, Mexico at the Roadhouse Voodoo Bar, July 7, 2017 and returned to the U.S. to begin their onth long tour throughout the U.S. from coast to coast.

​The Hex O’Clock Tour was a complete success and the band was able to visit so many new cities throughout the country, see their fans and play so many new venues. Sharing with their fans, new stage props, a few new songs and announcing their new album 13 in early Spring 2018.

​Raven Black just finished their 6-week across the U.S. tour supporting PsychostickArsonists Get All the Girls and Kissing Candice. The tour was amazing and the bands have developed life-long friends. Doesn’t always happen on tours, but it did this time.

​To end the 2017 year, Raven Black just announced their Preorder of the Comic Book – The Dark Metal Carnival – The Beginning – Issues 1-100. These pre-order comic books will be series sequenced from 1-100 and will release in print this Spring 2018. Only these first 100 issues will be numbered for the fans that preorder. The remaining prints after the first 100 will not be numbered.

They will be also releasing their 2nd Album on May 10, 2018, 13. In the studio in January and February, Raven Black will be working with Ulrich Wild, Wurm Group, once again to complete their next release this Spring 2018. Of course, this will surely mean a TOUR across the U.S. and performing the new tracks from 13. There will also be a new music video coming this early Summer.

​Who will they be touring with this Spring? It’s still a secret but one worth the wait! Stay tuned for the upcoming Tour dates!

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