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

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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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