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GRIMAZE Releases Official Music Video for “Bleeding Earth”

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Bulgarian based Groove/Death Metal Band GRIMAZE has released the official music video for their single, “Bleeding Earth.” Originally premiered on HM Magazine, “Bleeding Earth” is off of their 2018 released, debut LP, Planet Grimaze.

“The music video follows an intense story closely related to the environmentalist, lyrical themes of the song” – GRIMAZE

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“It always feels good to get back to metal. Grimaze’s latest music video for ‘Bleeding Earth’ pulls in everything you love about metal and slugs you with it like quicksand dragging you under.” DAVID STAGG – HM Magazine

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Track List:
1. Endless Life Force
2. Inner Engineering
3. Survival of the Fittest
4. Scars
5. Disobey the Primitive
6. Face of the North
7. 8000 Meters
8. Bleeding Earth
9. My Vow

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MESSAGE OF THE NORTH TOUR 2019 W/ VADER:
09/18 @ Sticky Fingers – Göteborg, Sweden
09/19 @ Røverstaden – Oslo, Norway
09/20 @ Plan B – Malmo, Sweden
09/21 @ Club From Hell – Erfurt, Germany
09/22 @ Muggefug – Cottbus, Germany

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GRIMAZE is a metal band, expressing intense inner states through music. The band was formed in 2013 and line up includes Melina Krumova (guitar), Nedislav Miladinov (drums), Georgi Ivanov (vocals), and Philip Kolarov (bass).

Since its formation the band has had over 300 concerts in Bulgaria, Serbia, Romania, United Kingdom, Italy, Ireland, Austria, Germany, Croatia, Bosnia, Macedonia, Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Turkey, etc.

In 2016 GRIMAZE published an EP, titled Dreammares, containing 6 songs. Their first album, Planet Grimaze, was released in 2018.

They’ve played on various festivals including RockStadt Extreme FestBalkan Metal MeetingSerbian Metal Meeting, and Metal Madness. The band has toured with DecapitatedHatesphereThy Disease, and Dehydrated on the Anticult Balkan Tour 2018 as well as Pestilence and Bleeding Gods on the Redvuced to Ashed Tovr 2019.

GRIMAZE also started an initiative in their home country encouraging fans to clean waste from nature in the mornings after concert nights. The initiative gathered thousands of followers and contributed to the removal of over 800,000 litres of garbage from the environment.

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BLACKTOP MOJO TEAM WITH OTHERWISE FOR FALL TOUR

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In support of their just released album Under the SunBlacktop Mojo announce today that they will embark on a co-billed tour with Otherwise starting October 28th in Grand Junction, CO. This tour follows previously announced tours supporting Buckcherry starting September 17th and a short 6-show run starting in Tulsa September 29th . Immediately preceding the tour, the band will be appearing on October 25th at the KEGL Freaker’s Ball and October 26th at Kattfest.

Under the Sun is the band’s 3rd album and contains the current top 30 single “Can’t Sleep”. Otherwise will be supporting their new album Defy releasing November 9th . Tour dates are below. VIP meet and greet packages are available for all shows and can be purchased at www.blacktopmojo.com/vip.

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Supporting Buckcherry:
09/17 @ Empire – Austin, TX
09/18 @ Speaking Rock – El Paso, TX
09/20 @ Two Frogs – Ardmore, OK
09/21 @ Temple Live – Ft. Smith, AR
09/22 @ Wildcatter Saloon – Katy, TX
09/24 @ Margaritaville – Bossier City, LA
09/26 @ House of Rock – Corpus Christi, TX

Headlining Tour Dates:
09/29 @ The Shrine – Tulsa, OK
10/01 @ Gabes – Iowa City, IA
10/02 @ Fubar – St. Louis, MO
10/04 @ Spillway Bar & Grill – Bowling Green, KY
10/05 @ Kuttawa Tourism Festival Grounds – Festival show – Kuttawa, KY
10/06 @ Stickyz Rock N Roll Chicken – Little Rock, AR

Radio Shows:
10/25 @ KEGL Freakers Ball – Dallas, TX
10/26 @ Kattfest – Oklahoma City, OK

With Otherwise, Lullwater, & Kirra:
10/28 @ Mesa Theater – Grand Junction, CO
10/29 @ Sunshine Studios – Colorado Springs, CO
10/31 @ 1175 – Kansasville, WI
11/01 @ The Distillery – Green Bay, WI
11/02 @ Studio B @ Skyway Theater – Minneapolis, MN-
11/03 @ Aftershock – Kansas City, MO
11/05 @ The Forge – Joliet, IL
11/06 @ A&R Bar – Columbus, OH
11/08 @ Machine Shop – Flint, MI
11/09 @ Crusens Farmington Road – West Peoria, IL
11/10 @ The Stache – Grand Rapids, MI
11/12 @ TBA
11/13 @ Guitars Rock N Country Bar – Joplin, MO
11/15 @ Winchester – Lakewood, OH
11/16 @ Lost Horizon – Syracuse, NY
11/17 @ Webster Underground – Hartford, CT
11/20 @ St Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
11/21 @ House of Independents – Asbury Park, NJ
11/22 @ The Lizard Lounge – Lancaster, PA
11/23 @ Blind Tiger – Greensboro, NC
11/24 @ Canal Club – Richmond, VA
11/26 @ Masquerade (Purgatory) – Atlanta, GA
11/27 @ Amos’ Southend – Charlotte, NC

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Track List:
1. Lay It on Me
2. Set It Free
3. Come Get Your Coat
4. Keep
5. It Won’t Last
6. All Mine Now
7. Can’t Sleep
8. The Lashing (Ghost)
9. The Void
10. Under the Sun

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ARRIVAL OF AUTUMN Announces North American Tour with IN FLAMES & RED

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Canadian Metal Band ARRIVAL OF AUTUMN has announced that they will be joining IN FLAMES and RED for their 2019 Fall / Winter Tour. Launching November 2nd in Wichita, KS, the tour winds throughout the US and Canada, ending December 20th in Dallas, TX. The group will be touring in support of their new album, Harbinger, which is available now via Nuclear Blast Records.

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Tour Dates:
11/02 @ Wave – Wichita, KS
11/03 @ Gothic Theatre – Englewood, CO
11/04 @ The Complex – Salt Lake CIty, UT
11/06 @ The Observatory – Santa Monica, CA
11/07 @ The Marquee – Tempe, AZ
11/08 @ Hard Rock Live – Las Vegas, NV
11/09 @ Cargo – Reno, NV
11/10 @ The Senator – Chico, CA
11/11 @ The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
11/13 @ Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
11/14 @ Modtown Ballroom – Bend, OR
11/16 @ El Corazon – Seattle, WA
11/17 @ Rickshaw Stop – Vancouver, BC
11/19 @ Palace – Calgary, AB
11/20 @ Union Hall – Edmonton, AB
11/22 @ The Garrick – Winnipeg, MB
11/23 @ The Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN
11/24 @ Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL
11/26 @ London Music Hall – London, ON
11/27 @Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, ON
11/28 @ Bronson Centre – Ottowa, ON
12/03 @ L’imperial Bell – Quebec City, QC
12/04 @ Corona Theatre – Montreal, QC
12/05 @ Aura – Portland, ME
12/16 @ The Palladium – Worcester, MA
12/07 @ Ram’s Head Live – Baltimore, MD
12/08 @ Sony Hall – New York, NY
12/10 @ Cannery Ballroom – Nashville, TN
12/11 @ The Signal – Chattanooga, TN
12/12 @ The Firmament – Greenville, SC
12/14 @ Culture Room – Fort Lauderdale, FL
12/15 @ Hard Rock Live – Orlando, FL
12/16 @ Center Stage – Atlanta, GA
12/18 @ TOwer Theatre – Oklahoma City, OK
12/19 @ Come and Take It Live – Austin, TX *
12/20 @ Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill – Dallas, TX *

* No RED

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Harbinger Track List:
1. Hurricane on the Horizon
2. End of Existence
3. Witness
4. The Horror
5. Old Bones // New Blood
6. Better Off Without
7. Symbiotic
8. Omen of Loss
9. The Endless
10. Apocalyptic

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The days get shorter during autumn, and the darkness lasts longer. As the leaves turn, life does as well. This annual change ushers in another season and all of its inherent possibilities. For as dark as it may seem, it offers the promise of a new chapter. Such contrast fuels Alberta, Canada metal outfit Arrival of Autumn. Sonically, precise metallic pummeling offsets sweeping and soaring hooks, while thematically apocalyptic imagery undercuts a glimmer of hope. The quintet—Jamison Friesen [lead vocals], Brendan Anderson [lead guitars], Ryan Sorensen [rhythm guitars], Kevin Student [bass], and Ty Fox [drums]—explores this dichotomy to the fullest extent on its full-length debut, Harbinger [Nuclear Blast].

“Symbolically, the arrival of autumn represents the leaves changing, the smell of decay, and the oncoming bleakness of winter,” says Jamison. “We’re entering a bleak time of year that can be translated to a mental state or the state of the world. However, things sometimes have to get a little bleak before they can get better. We’re attracted to art that reflects and accepts this side of humanity as part of nature. We’re going to grab the issues and address them head-on.”

Born and raised in the tiny city of Grande Prairie, the musicians grew up “300 miles from the nearest international airport.” Inspired by the likes of MetallicaLamb of GodTriviumBlack Dahlia Murder, and more, music doubled as a refuge from small town malaise and nearly six months of winter as the band formally came to life in 2011.

“When you’re in a boring city in the middle of nowhere, people find themselves susceptible to destructive habits, so you need to have a willingness to avoid those,” he continues. “Playing music is how we grounded ourselves.”

The musicians personally booked tours across the Great White North, attracting a growing fan base in the process. They unleashed a pair of independent albums—Endless Nights and Shadows—and caught the attention of super producer Jason Suecof [All That RemainsMotionless In WhiteWhitechapel]. Not only did he turn them on to Nuclear Blast, but he manned the boards for Harbinger throughout 2018.
Throughout intense sessions, the producer pushed the boys to maximize their potential all-around.

“Jason would analyze every part at a deep level,” he goes on. “We learned a ton from him in terms of how to write and really refine our approach. He brought the best out of us.”

Arrival of Autumn introduce Harbinger with the bludgeoning barrage of first single “The Endless.” Airtight riffing and a percussive onslaught culminate around an undeniable hook.

“We’re really into Westworld, and that inspired the song” says Jamison. “It addresses the human psyche and almost questions our free will and what drives us. Do we have free will, or are we simply going through our daily lives unchecked?”

Meanwhile, “Better Off Without” underscores a metallic maelstrom with a ponderous concept of “how at some point in history we gained conscience and we mistook it for a divine voice.” Elsewhere, “Witness” hinges on thick grooves and a refrain as haunting as its subject matter.
“That one is about trying to survive when everything around you is falling apart,” he remarks. “It’s told through a fictional apocalyptic setting, nodding to the Mad Max movies. The protagonist finds he can be a hero when there doesn’t seem to be a point in trying.”

In the end, Arrival Of Autumn signal a new season for heavy music on Harbinger.

“I hope the content does make people think about how they live their lives day-to-day and to be themselves and believe what they believe,” Jamison leaves off. “Don’t live a lie. If you know something is false and you are acting it out day-to-day in order to impress other people, cut it out, and get yourself together. Recognize that all you have to do is be a better person and that itself can cause a ripple effect for the better.”

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VERSUS ME Release Long Anticipated New LP, ‘CONTINUOUS’

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Wisconsin based Metalcore band VERSUS ME has released their highly anticipated, new LP, CONTINUOUS

“Continuous has been a long time in the making. This album is a combination of all the styles that this band is capable of achieving. We feel like we really touched on a lot of different elements satisfying for Versus Me fans, yet inviting for new ones. Our first single, “Far Behind” is fast and sets the pace for the album. Riffs and catchy choruses…..what more would you want to kick off a record?! – James (Vocals) – VERSUS ME

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Track List:
1. Give Me A Reason
2. Far Behind
3. Up At Night
4. Flatline
5. Moments
6. Heavy Breathing
7. You Lift Me
8. Miss Out
9. Override (Interlude)
10. Obsolete
11. Not Going Back
12. Talk Too Much
13. Left Here (Josh Napert Remix)

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VERSUS ME, from Janesville, Wisconsin is a band for today’s subcultural and mainstream pop crowds alike. They have crafted a sophomore album featuring the type of crowd-ready anthems heard in stadiums on the One Direction/5 Seconds Of Summer world tour, while simultaneously harnessing the heaviness and earnest delivery found each year on the Warped Tour’s main stage and in the pages of Alternative PressRocksoundKerrang!

Even as Versus Me take aim for mainstream chart success, arena headlining shows and the attention of the diehard fans who drive the underground scene, the band’s number one goal remains simple. Versus Me wants nothing less than positivity, communication and connection with their audience. They want to show that their music, and all good music, can help people with life toughest trials and hardships. Versus Me yearn to connect with every person they can, whether to talk about music, or to learn about where people are coming from and who they are.

Packing an arsenal of melodies, hooks, breakdowns, electro fueled bounce and deep grooves, Versus Me’s message of uplifting goodwill is about to make itself heard loud and proud – from the stage, from cars, speakers, headphones and anywhere possible.

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HELLBOUND HEARTS Release Official Music Video for “The Screaming of Us”

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Britain based, Dark Alternative Rock Band HELLBOUND HEARTS has released the official music video for “The Screaming of Us.” Originally premiered on HM Magazine, “The Screaming of Us” is off of their newly released EP, One Thirteen, which is out now.

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“The song is about light and dark, losing your head while everyone around you is keeping there’s and the little rules that we make for ourselves” – Hellbound Hearts

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Track List:
1. One Thirteen
2. Hearts Are Graveyards
3. In None We Trust
4. The Screaming of Us

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Hellbound Hearts was started in Yorkshire in 2011 by singer / bassist Danny and after the usual and numerous ep’s, line up changes and growing pains of any new band, Hellbound Hearts truly found their sound and hit their stride with the acclaimed 2016 debut album Film Noir mixing pop rock sensibilities with dark lyrical content and gothic metal tinged guitars.

Danny, drummer Lee and guitarists Craig and Nathan have taken this ethos even further, crafting a melodic, modern, dark and unique sound for their upcoming 2019 ep release.

While being one of only a few bands around who can actually claim they sound like no one else, comparisons can be drawn to the likes of NirvanaTherapyFoo FightersType O Negative, and Paradise Lost, among others.

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N.a.s.H. Release Official Lyric and Live Video for “D.I.T.C.H.”

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New York based Heavy Alternative Rock Band N.a.s.H. has released both an official lyric and live performance video for their single, ” “D.i.t.c.h,” off of their newly released LP, Incredible Villains.

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“’D.I.T.C.H.’ is sort of the most honest description of love and love’s role in a relationship, from our collected perspective. Ranging from how Incredible it can be to how damaging it can be, to how all enveloping it can be.”

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“Love can take you to the highest of highs to the lowest of fucking lows, ‘D.I.T.C.H.’ Is definitely a song best served as ‘open to the listeners’ interpretation’. This was an easy selection as a second single because it also shows our range as a band…it is by far the heaviest song on Incredible Villains, and definitely explains how heavy metal and rock have played a huge role in shaping us not only as musicians and songwriters, but as people. We hope that people listen to the words and can relate it to a relationship in their lives.” – N.a.s.H.

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Track List:
1. The Fourth Wall
2. The Editor
3. D.I.T.C.H.
4. Adjust
5. Fair Verona
6. Cellar Door
7. Give and Take
8. Reach
9. The Escape

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N.A.S.H. is the type of band where all it takes is one note, one beat or one nudge from the fan next to you, a fan swaying to the band’s infectious music and charismatic live performance reminding you to forget about the day’s stress’ and to enjoy the show.

Hailing out of a small town not too far from New York City, N.A.S.H. came to fruition when a triad of brothers took their basement jam sessions to a whole new level of musicianship. At a young age – Bryan, Jim Bobbi, and Joe began their venture jamming to nostalgic hits from bands like Metallica and Pearl Jam. As they got tighter and developed their own sound, the brothers took to crafting original material that would speak to a wide audience and give them a platform to take their music to the masses.

Their music maintains a blend of hard rock adaptations that heavily incorporate crunchy guitars, epic solos, solid back beats, commanding bass lines and vocal passages that can woo even the most stubborn of music connoisseurs. N.A.S.H. is sure to captivate any fan with their catalogue of music regardless if it’s fast and loud, heavy and heart wrenching or a tune you can simply bang your head to as if you’re sitting in the back of Wayne and Garth’s blue flame-painted 76’ AMC Pacer.

As N.A.S.H. developed, they brought in the talented Dylan Johnson on lead guitars that resulted in an awesome live wall of sound and allowed fans to enjoy the music as it was recorded. The band has independently released their acclaimed debut Regain the High Ground and is currently in the works of preparing the release of their highly anticipated sophomore release titled Incredible Villains.

“Our performances are meant to bring back the age of big rock stage shows that leave your ears ringing, your neck strained, and your heart wanting more. Our fans are our friends, and they are the people we need to get our music to.”

N.A.S.H.

 

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PLASTIC FRIENDS Release New EP, ‘The Lookout’

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Alternative Rock Band PLASTIC FRIENDS has released its sophomore album, The Lookout EP. The debut single , “White Mirror,” premiered on mxdwn and featured on Lightning 100, Nashville’s independent radio station.

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“We decided to narrow down our new songs and release an EP,” said Will Perkins, front-man of the group, adding that while there are still elements of their first album, “Information,” they feel like this recording “also takes our sound in a direction that tries to better capture our live performance.”

When asked what inspired the name of their new release, Perkins said that this is “a dark time for truth and integrity in our society.”

“I think it’s more important than ever that we have watchdogs to hold those in power accountable for their actions,” he said. “As corruption runs rampant, we need a lookout to help hold up the lowest levels of our society, which are the ones who are suffering the most.”

The lead singer also noted that “if you couldn’t care less about our future as a human race, I guess you
could still appreciate our music.”

“Just go about your day and stare at a mirror instead of a microscope,” Perkins said. “Listen to what you
are told and don’t question anything.

“But I encourage you to think for yourself and love thy neighbor.”

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Track List:
1. Mask
2. More
3. White Mirror
4. American Drive-By
5. Cutout
6. Bonnie + Clyde
7. From Here

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Plastic Friends is a rock band that originated in Bowling Green, Ky. Members include Will Perkins (vocals, rhythm guitar), Matt Long (lead guitar), Phillip Rynerson (bass) and Nate Harrison (drums).

Perkins, Long and Rynerson formed the group in 2011 and were joined by Harrison, a Nashville-based DJ/producer (Nightfrog), in 2014. After writing some new material and fine-tuning its sound by performing around the region, Plastic Friends released its first full-length album, “Information,” in 2016.

Before Harrison joined the band, Plastic Friends played with a multitude of drummers – including the late Jeremy Pryor, who passed in 2014.

“Jeremy not only taught me a lot about music, but he taught me how to speak my mind,” Perkins said. “His legacy will forever live on in our music and in the minds of those who knew him.”

Members of the band were greatly influenced by the music of IncubusRadioheadThird Eye BlindFoo FightersKings of LeonGuns N’ RosesRed Hot Chili Peppers311, and Saves the Day.

Plastic Friends has performed across the Southeast and at several music festivals including Music TreeThe Big To Do, and Revolution 91.7’s Mayhem.

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