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Blacktop Mojo Announces First Leg Of The “Where The Wind Blows 2017” U.S. Tour

Palestine, Texas based Southern Hard Rock band Blacktop Mojo have announced the first leg of their “Where The Wind Blows 2017” U.S. Tour. The tour kicks of on July 13th in Abilene, Texas and will work it’s way throughout the United States this summer. The band is touring in support of their critically acclaimed sophomore album Burn The Ships and current radio single “Where The Wind Blows.” Keep an eye out all summer for new dates on the band’s Facebook page. As a thank you to their friends, fans, and supporters, ALL of the shows will be free!

We’ve made so many friends from all over the U.S. the past few years – We couldn’t be more excited to take our live show to their doorsteps for the first time, and share that awesome energy that only rock and roll can offer. – Nathan Gillis (Blacktop Mojo)

Where The Wind Blows 2017 Tour Dates:

07/13 @ Amnesia – Abilene, TX
07/14 @ Perch @ Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX
07/15 @ The Orpheum – Flagstaff, AZ
07/16 @ Slidebar – Fullerton, CA
07/18 @ Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
07/21 @ Lost On Main – Chico, CA
07/22 @ Old Warehouse – Yakima, WA
07/23 @ The Pin – Spokane, WA
07/25 @ Pub Station – Billings, MT
07/26 @ Knitting Factory – Boise, ID
07/27 @ Diamondz Event Center – Jerome, ID
07/28 @ Roadhouse – Idaho Falls, ID
07/30 @ Lincoln Theater – Lincoln, NE

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DOPE / (HED)Pe Announce The Monster High Tour 2017

Industrial Metal Veterans DOPE are teaming with G-punk innovators (HED)Pe to announce their The Monster High Tour 2017 with metal rockers Ill Niño on select dates.

“I’m really excited about this tour” says Edsel Dope. “We have never done a proper USA Tour with (HED)Pe, or Ill Niño, so this should be a really cool experience for the fans and for all of us…Me and Jared from Hed Pe are already talking about doing some collaborations before and during the tour…

“We’ve continued to add to our production to each and every tour” Edsel says with a smile.. “The show is almost out of hand at this point”

“I am anticipating that this will be the last Dope tour for a little while” says Edsel…”Once it is over, I want to focus on finishing up the next Dope album before we hit the road again…I am looking forward to seeing of our fans and friends out there this Fall…”

Both bands will play full sets each night and Dope will again be bringing out their highly interactive production, complete with 100 square feet of LED wall, geisers and more.

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The Monster High Tour 2017 Dates:
09/09 @ Blue Ridge Rock Festival – Lynchburg, VA *
10/03 @ Ace of Spades – Sacramento, CA
10/04 @ Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
10/05 @ El Corazon – Seattle , WA
10/06 @ Diamondz Event Center – Jerome,ID
10/07 @ Liquid Joes – Salt Lake City, UT
10/08 @ Herman’s Hideaway – Denver, CO
10/09 @ Lookout Lounge – Omaha, NE
10/10 @ The Reverb / Spicoli’s – Waterloo, IA
10/11 @ The Annex – Madison, WI
10/12 @ The Forge – Joliet, IL
10/13 @ The Machine Shop – Flint , MI
10/15 @ The Agora – Cleveland, OH
10/16 @ Diesel – Pittsburgh, PA
10/17 @ Evening Star Concert Hall – Niagra Falls, NY
10/18 @ Fish Head Cantina – Halethorpe, MD
10/19 @ Claddagh – Lawrence, MA *
10/20 @ Whiskey Barrel – Laconia, NH *
10/21 @ Fete Ballroom – Providence, RI *
10/22 @ The Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ *
10/23 @ The Reverb – Reading, PA *
10/24 @ Arizona Pete’s – Greensboro, NC
10/25 @ 1904 Music Hall – Jacksonville, FL
10/26 @ The Abbey – Orlando, FL
10/27 @ Kelsey Theater – West Palm Beach, FL
10/28 @ Orpheum – Tampa, FL
10/30 @ Scout Bar – Houston, TX
10/31 @ St. Fitzgerald’s – San Antonio, TX
11/01 @ Trees – Dallas, TX
11/02 @ Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
11/03 @ The Coliseum – Lawton, OK
11/04 @ Sunshine Studios – Colorado Springs, CO
11/05 @ Top Deck – Farmington, NM
11/06 @ Marquis Theatre – Tempe, AZ
11/07 @ Adrenaline – Las Vegas, NV
11/08 @ The Regent – Los Angeles, CA
11/09 @ Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
* Ill Niño Appearing

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Droids Attack Announce Midwest / West Coast Tour Dates

Heavy Metal Band Droids Attack have announced their 17 date North American Tour in support of their February 2017 released LP, Sci​-​Fi Or Die. Launching June 16th in Des Moines, IA and winds through the band’s first West Coast run, finishing up July 3rd in Chicago, IL, with Sweeper joining them on about half of the dates.

Droids Attack laid it’s first groove down in the small utility room of singer/guitarist Brad Van’s legendary vintage arcade Aftershock Retrogames back in the fall of 2000. Brad, and drummer, Tony Brungraber, had met at a video game resale shop years earlier, and had started jamming shortly thereafter. By this they time had finally found a bassist, Nate Bush, to join them, so everything was in place. They began writing songs, and focused on developing a sound for what was intended to be their long term project. Once a full set’s worth of material was amassed, the band was off trying to land as many shows as it could. As fate would have it their first show was booked by then Crustacean Records representative, and future Droids Attack bassist, Darwin Sampson. It was a chance meeting that would help shape the group’s progression in several ways. Darwin enjoyed the band’s set that night, and saw potential enough to convince him they were a project worth adding to Crustacean’s expansive roster. Their debut album, All Your Chicks Are Belong To Us was released in 2004.

The gears started shifting, and before you knew it Droids Attack became recognized as one of the best live shows around Madison. All Your Chicks Are Belong To Us was met with great acclaim, earning the band some excellent press, and a Madison Area Music Award for best punk album of 2004. Moving forward, Droids continued writing and expanding on their sound, getting more epic in scope and feel with their 2006 Crustacean Records release, “Fatal/Error.” This album saw the group traveling outside of their Midwestern territory as the road beckoned them forth, most notably to Toronto for North By North East, and a Crustacean Records showcase in Austin at South By South West. Shortly thereafter, another independent label, Round 13 Records, took interest in the band and a split twelve inch record entitled Thee 1987 Inch, was released with new label mates, Imperial Battlesnake, on the flip side in 2008.

As the band stayed busy on the road touring steadily in support of their Round 13 release, Crustacean Records clamped down on it’s Midwestern focus with the hopes of branching off into more national territory, kicking out releases from acts like KilldozerOff With Their HeadsPeelander ZThe Giraffes, and The Soviettes. Thankfully, the label continued to see value in their relationship with Droids Attack, and agreed to put out the band’s third full length album, Must Destroy, in 2010. A music video was released for their song, “The Great Wall Of ‘Gina,” and a buzz began, earning Must Destroy steady airplay on independent radio, and favorable reviews on metal blogs and international publications such as OutburnDecibel, and Giant Robot. This exposure opened up more opportunities, and the band was invited to play some heavy gigs, opening up for national acts like High On FireTorcheFloorPriestess, and performing at the nation’s largest independent music festival, Riot Fest. It was at this time that the group decided if it was to ever move forward from here, they had to go big or go home. They decided to take a shot, and began writing material for their fourth album, Sci-Fi Or Die, intent on giving it their best possible performance, and producing the best sounding recording they had ever achieved. Once enough new material was amassed, they began the process of demo recording.

Many challenges presented themselves to the band during this period of time, which culminated in a parting of the ways with Nate Bush in the midst of their demo sessions. It was a difficult hurdle to overcome, but in an effort to keep the project working steadily toward their goal, the band recruited Crustacean label mate, Dennis Ponozzo, bassist from Below The Sound, to fill in. The re-formed group hit the practice space, and before too long the band was back on it’s feet. The demo sessions were revisited, and the band resumed their busy road schedule completing several regional, and national tours over the course of a year. By then, the group felt confident in their performance, and ready to begin the final recording sessions for Sci-Fi Or Die. The process of seeking a studio and engineer to take on the final project had begun. But alas, it was not meant to be. Dennis could no longer afford to spend the time it would take to commit to seeing everything through, and had to step aside. Once again the project was stalled at a crossroads, but Brad had another capable person in mind.

Darwin Sampson, no longer affiliated with Crustacean Records, was now running his own venue in Madison, WI, The Frequency, and maintaining an active role in the local music scene handling bass duties for several bands in the area. A call was made, the invitation to join Droids was enthusiastically accepted, and it was evident from the very first jam session that this line up was a solid match. After familiarizing himself with the entire Droids Attack catalog, it was time to take another look at “Sci-Fi Or Die.” Once again, the demo sessions were dusted off and pulled down from the shelf. After everything was completed to their satisfaction, Droids Attack booked time with Mark Whitcomb at DNA Studios to record and mix the final “Sci-Fi Or Die” sessions. Once everything was a wrap, Roger Lian at Masterdisk put the finishing touches on it, and after much consideration the band was satisfied that they had achieved everything they had initially set out to accomplish. Sci-Fi Or Die was released on the independent Midwestern label, Riff Reaper Records, on February 26th, 2016.

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Legendary MISFITS Guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein Releases Official Music Video for “Run For Your Life”

Legendary Misfits Guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein has released the Official Music Video for “Run For Your Life”. The video was directed by Brian Cox at Flarelight Films, and is the first single off of his upcoming As We Die LP (due out 6/2/2017 via Monsterman Records.

I did the guitars when I did the Abominator record. We did two albums at once, actually. We were going to do a double album but there was so much material we just cut the motherfucker in half. We were actually done with all the recording during February of 2016, and we were just having a real problem getting the mix right. We mixed for 14 fucking months…I’m out of my mind, man. It’s got to be perfect. It’s your product and you have to make it perfect, ’cause it’s forever. It’s got to be great. When my favorite artist makes a record and I don’t like it, I’m pissed, y’know? I don’t want anyone to feel that way about us. – Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein

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Colossal Street Jam Release Full Length Album ‘Living Free’

New Jersey based, Bluesy, 70s influenced Rock Band Colossal Street Jam has released their newest LP, Living Free, an 11 track album invoking such classic sounds as Bad Company and Grand Funk Railroad. Produced by Tony Tee LewisLiving Free is out NOW!

At the end of the day, no matter what is going on, we did this for us. In the old days, we did this to be famous, to make money, and to be rock stars. Now, we’re doing this for us, and I think that’s why it’s working and getting a great response. – Colossal Street Jam

Mix the church-honed vocals of Gene Potts with the guitar fire of Sal Marra, the pulsing bass of Anthony Flora, the war-hammer drums of Dave Halpern and the one man festival that is Eric Safka on keys, and you get Colossal Street Jam. Colossal Street Jam is a 5 piece band from Red Bank, NJ that plays a 70’s style brand of infectious and melodic rock and roll.

CSJ has shared the stage with many great artists throughout their career including: Robbie Krieger, Kings XThe Drive-by TruckersThe Hold SteadyGov’t MuleJohnny WinterSebastian BachBruce DickinsonScreamin Cheetah WheeliesRitchie BlackmoreSteve MorseZebraDeep PurpleClarence Clemons and many more!

Catch Colossal Street Jam LIVE:
06/07 @ Teak Rooftop – Red Bank NJ
06/10 @ The Saint – Asbury Park NJ
07/19 @ Teak Rooftop – Red Bank NJ
07/22 @ Whiskey Tango – Philadelphia PA
08/12 @ Iplay America – Freehold NJ
08/16 @ Teak Rooftop, Red Bank NJ
08/18 @ Stone Pony Summer Stage – Asbury Park NJ (w/ Chris Robinson’s Brotherhood)
09/23 @ Colts Neck Rockfest – Colts Neck NJ

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DIRTY MACHINE RELEASE OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR “DISCORD”

Alternative Metal Band DIRTY MACHINE has released the Official Music Video for the title track off of their upcoming, debut album, Discord. Releasing May 26 via Zombie Shark RecordsDiscord was produced by Ben Jovi and Dirty Machine at Left Coast Label Studios. The music video for “Discord” was produced by Ron Thunderwood from 9Electric, who has directed music videos for Hollywood UndeadCombichrist, and Stitched up Heart.

We are excited to be joining forces with Zombie Shark Records, a record label whose mission is to bring back the genre that Dirty Machine themselves and so many millions of other fans around the world live for – nu metal. With our debut album recorded, Dirty Machine and Zombie Shark Records teaming up guarantees the resurgence that the world has been waiting for! – David Leach – Vocals

Catch Dirty Machine LIVE:
May 10th – Skinny’s w/ Keychain
July 22nd – IPO Radio Fest in Tucson, AZ
Aug 11th – Whisky A Go-Go w/ Corey Feldman

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Nu Metal outfit DIRTY MACHINE from Los Angeles, California have inked a worldwide deal with Zombie Shark Records, the new record label from Noah “Shark” Robertson (MotograterEx-The Browning). The band’s latest album Discord was produced by Ben Jovi and Dirty Machine at Left Coast Label Studios. The album was mixed by Arnold “Hedge” Quezadaand Darren Davis at Blunoize Studios, and was mastered by Josh Wickman from Dreadcore Productions (KING 810Within The Ruins).

‘Discord’ will be available worldwide on May 26th, 2017 and can be pre-ordered at www.zombieshark.net

Dirty Machine has been heralding the nu metal flag since 2012 and pulls major influences from nu metal-era bands such as KornLimp BizkitSlipknotLinkin ParkNonpointMudvayne, and Sevendust. The band quickly built a rabid underground following, especially in the Kansas City area, due to getting regular airtime on the leading Kansas City rock station “98.9 The Rock” and headlining the Jägermeister Stage at the 2016 Kansas City Rockfest. Dirty Machine has shared the stage with GhostSixx AMDisturbedTriviumHell YeahAlien Ant FarmOtepMetalachi, and Orgy.

ARMY OF THE UNIVERSE Announces Under Your Spell North American Tour 2017 Dates With THE BIRTHDAY MASSACRE & LUDOVICO TECHNIQUE

Just now finishing up their European run, International Industrial band ARMY OF THE UNIVERSE has announced that they will be joining THE BIRTHDAY MASSACRE on their upcoming Under Your Spell North American Tour 2017 with special guests Ludovico Technique. Launching 5/19 in Toronto, ON, the 26 date journey winds through the Midwest, East Coast, and across the Southern states,finally winding up in Allston, MA.

Get a taste of the LIVE ARMY OF THE UNIVERSE Experience with “1999”

Under Your Spell North American Tour 2017 Dates:
05/18 @ The Opera House Toronto, ON
05/19 @ Magic Stick – Detroit, MI
05/20 @ Bottom Lounge Chicago, IL
05/21 @ The Cabooze Minneapolis, MN
05/22 @ The Ready Room – St. Louis, MO
05/23 @ Granada Theater – Lawrence, KS
05/25 @ Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
05/26 @ The Complex -Salt Lake City, UT
05/28 @ Venue – Vancouver, BC
05/29 @ El Corazon – Seattle, WA
05/31 @ Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
06/01 @ Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
06/03 @ The Roxy Theatre – Hollywood, CA
06/04 @ The Glass House – Pomona, CA
06/05 @ Pub Rock – Scottsdale, AZ
06/06 @ Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX
06/08 @ Paper Tiger – San Antonio, TX
06/09 @ Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill – Dallas, TX
06/10 @ Scout Bar – Houston, TX
06/12 @ The Orpheum -Tampa, FL
06/13 @ The Social – Orlando, FL
06/14 @ The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
06/16 @ Sound Stage – Baltimore, MD
06/18 @ Stone Pony – Asbury Park, NJ
06/19 @ Webster Hall – New York, NY
06/21 @ Brighton Music HallAllston, MA

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Army Of The Universe was founded in 2008 by Electronic Dance producer Trebla (aka Albert Vorne) and lead singer Lord K. In 2010, guitar player Dave Tavecchia joined the band and one year later Chris Vrenna (NIN, Marilyn Manson, Tweaker) co-produced their first album Mother Ignorance (Metropolis Records). Army Of The Universe’ sound is made of analog synths and blade guitars, speeding around the echoes of 80’s vibes and 90’s industrial, throughout the underground of Brit’s school electronica, new wave and techno beats.

The band and their debut album Mother Ignorance have been considered one of the newest and most exciting surprises throughout both the industrial and rave scenes.
Between 2011 and 2014 the band toured North America and Europe for over 80 shows, including several DJ set gigs, a mix of dark underground sounds with live vocal performances.
In the meanwhile The Army released one more EP on Metropolis Records, Until The End followed by a second album, The Hipster Sacrifice, and a new single, “Uniforms”, in 2014. Their experimentation also landed the band on Dim Mak Records for Kill The F* DJ EP and the single “PNKRZ!”

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