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Enter the 13th Hour with Raven Black on Their Hex O’Clock Tour!

LA based Alternative Metal band Raven Black has announced that they will be hitting the road for their Hex O’Clock Tour. Launching July 8th in Guadalajara, MX, the tour winds through the Midwest and up the East Coast before finishing up in Las Vegas, NV.

A cunning hybrid femme fatale with playful mischievy, backed up by her twisted gentlemen. Raven black cranks out innocent melody that quickly evolves into wicked cursed screams. You know, blistering and burning your skin with chills and dropping jaws at the powerful vocals coming out of such a tiny stature. Evoked by the ripping guitars and ambient tones of the doctor, low end bass of stiches and thumping double kicks from the demon, muppet, this unique dark carnival of metal taunts your hunger for a new sound.

Their debut EP Seven Sins was recorded in the Wilderness, with Grammy Nominated Producer Ulrich Wild of WurmGroup. The seven song release has garnered loads of buzz and fans demanding more. Taken to the road again after a debut tour with Mushroomhead in October 2016, they will be playing Rock Fest 2017 in Austin, TX March 15-18th and then landing internationally to their adoring fans at the Foco Festival in Mexico with CrazyTown April 2017. It’s been too long since their last visit at Hell & Heaven Festival last July 2016.

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Hail Sagan Releases New Video “Stealing The Crown” And Announce North America Tour

Burbank, CA Electronic Rock artist Hail Sagan announce the release of the new video for their single “Stealing The Crown”.

“We wanted more of a fantasy feel to this compared to our debut video, Dark Cloud, which appeared with real life-style videography depicting scenes of bullying and violence. Though Stealing the Crown also confronts a dark subject matter, such as exploitation, greed, and disloyal people, the imaginative effects create more of a supernatural environment.” – Sagan Amery Vocalist

The video was directed by Mathew Crum and produced by Sagan Amery and Nick Quijano of Hail Sagan.

Hail Sagan has also announced their first set of tour dates with Mushroomhead on their North America tour.

Tour Dates

7/8 – Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
7/9 – Easton, PA – One Centre Square
7/16 – Sioux Falls, SD – Bigs Sports Bar and Billiards Wednesday 13 also headlining.
7/17 – Bismark, ND – Our Place Tavern
7/18 – Omaha, NB – The Bourbon Saloon
7/19 – Joplin, MO – Guitars of Joplin
7/20 – Monroe, LA – Live Oaks Bar & Ballroom
7/21 – Fort Worth, TX – The Rail Club
7/22 – Tyler, TX – Click’s
7/25 – Little Rock, AR – The Revolution Music Room
7/28 – Wichita, KS – The Cotillion
7/29 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall

More dates to be announced.

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Hail Sagan blasted onto the music scene in June of 2016 with their heavy hitting, debut single, “Dark Cloud,” which highlighted important issues such as bullying, violence, and suicide. Surrounded by a ghoulish league of masked musicians, Sagan Amery, the “purple princess,” as proclaimed by her followers, shines as a rebellious voice for the misunderstood. The philanthropic band who is continuously donating a portion of all funds to various charities, and who offers a network of outreach to those suffering from mental illness, released a self-titled EP in October of 2016, and continues to tour extensively. Hail Sagan has recently signed with the premiere booking agency TKO as well as Ricochet Management.

MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT Announce 24 Date, 30th Anniversary Show!

 

Iconic Industrial Legends MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT hitting the road in celebration of their 30th Anniversary with a 24 date tour celebrating their iconic Wax Trax! album Confessions of a Knife and I See Good Spirits and I See Bad Spirits, commencing October 5th!

Joining Groovie Mann and Buzz McCoy will be Mimi Star on bass, “Bomb Gang Girl” Arena Rock, and drummer Bradley Bills from the Austin band CHANT.

My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult 30th Anniversary Tour Dates:
10/05 @ Club Red – Mesa, AZ (All Ages)
10/06 @191 Toole – Tucson, AZ (21+)
10/07 @Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX (21+)
10/08 @ Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM (21+)
10/10 @ Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK (All Ages)
10/11 @ Trees – Dallas, TX (All Ages)
10/12 @ Industry – San Antonio, TX (18+)
10/13 @ Elysium – Austin, TX (18+)
10/14 @ Scout Bar – Houston, TX (18+)
10/15 @ The Parish HOB – New Orleans, LA (18+)
10/17 @ Ready Room – St Louis, MO (All Ages)
10/18 @ Skully’s – Columbus, OH (All Ages)
10/19 @ Machine Shop – Flint, MI (18+)
10/20 @ Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL (17+)
10/21 @ Amsterdam Bar – St Paul, MN (21+)
10/24 @ Oriental Theater – Denver, CO (18+)
10/27 @ Studio Seven – Seattle, WA (21+)
10/28 @ Dante’s – Portland, OR (21+)
10/30 @ The Ritz – San Jose, CA (21+)
10/31 @ Brick & Mortar – San Francisco, CA (18+)
11/02 @ Beauty Bar– Las Vegas, NV (21+)
11/03 @ Club 80’s – Corona, CA (21+)
11/04 @ Teragram Ballroom – Los Angeles, CA (All Ages)
11/05 @ The Casbah – San Diego, CA (21+)

Hailing from Chicago’s renowned Wax Trax Records stable of recording artists, MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT creators Groovie Mann (Franke Nardiello) and Buzz McCoy (Marston Daley) have been conjuring up sonic tales of sex, blasphemy and kitschy horror since 1987. Though often categorized as a pioneering industrial band along with label mates MINISTRYKMFDM and FRONT 242, their true sound can be described more as a concoction of experimental, disco, rock, electronica and lounge, interlaced with their signature sampling of spoken dialogue largely taken from old B-movies. In fact, the original intent was to write and produce a trashy thriller film in the style of John Waters and Russ Meyers. Yet without much cinema experience and access to video equipment, the project was scrapped, only to be transformed into a musical group of the same name – something both had more expertise in. Nardiello fronted the late 70’s Chicago bands THE DT’S and SPECIAL AFFECT, as well as singing for the post-punk British outfit DROWNING CRAZE. Daley attended Berklee College Of Music, but quickly realized a formal education in jazz was not for him. He left school in 1981 to co-found the art-punk Boston group ZERO ZERO, and later the more goth-electronic oriented GODBOX before relocating to Chicago in 1987.

TKK’s debut album I See Good Spirits And I See Bad Spirits was released in 1989 and the next few years were spent touring extensively with an entourage of dubious musicians, shocking performance artists, and a back-up trio of voluptuous singers/dancers dubbed the BOMB GANG GIRLZ. The shows had a “Cabaret From Hell” vibe, arousing the curiosity of the kids and the media.

The band’s popularity among the underground club scene was fueled by hard-hitting dance tracks with titles like “Kooler Than Jesus”, “Do You Fear For Your Child”, “A Girl Doesn’t Get Killed By A Make-Believe Lover Cuz It’s Hot” (featuring punk poet chanteuse LYDIA LUNCH), and “A Daisy Chain 4 Satan”. The Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC) was appalled.

Their third album Sexplosion! (1991) spawned the chart-topping, radio savvy song “Sex On Wheelz” which quickly caught the attention of the major labels, and the band signed to Interscope Records in 1992. Like all of their releases, the album had an overpowering cinematic quality, so it wasn’t surprising when Hollywood also took notice. They found themselves writing for an assortment of soundtracks like Paul Verhoeven’s SHOWGIRLS and animator Ralph Bakshi’s COOL WORLD. The video to their 1993 single “Blue Buddha” was prominently featured in MTV’s classic series BEAVIS AND BUTTHEAD. In 1994, they stepped in front of the camera for a cameo in the cult classic THE CROW to perform the song “After The Flesh”. More recently THRILL KILL KULT was written into the story line of the 2013 film SEXY EVIL GENIUSstarring Seth GreenKatee Sackoff and William Baldwin. Their music can be heard frequently in movies, television and cable shows, such as HBO’s long running, REAL SEX series, Showtime’s CALIFORNICATION and most recently in the indie flick CRAZY EYES.

MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT’S sound has always been fearlessly experimental, and has been directly credited for influencing many of today’s artists from MARILYN MANSON to the SCISSOR SISTERS. The group continues to morph and stretch the fabric of music and as we know it, changing styles and exploring new sonic avenues with each new album, yet always remaining true to the KULT and true innovators.

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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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Davey Suicide Release Official Music Video for “No Angel”

Blending “nu metal” and industrial rock, Davey Suicide is excited to release their brand new music video for “No Angel.” The song is featured on their third full-length album Made From Fire, which came out independently in late March & charted on Billboard.

“When Needlz and I finished writing this track, we knew we had something special here,” explains the frontman. “I can’t tell you how many times I’ve lived through these lyrics and fought this battle inside my head.”

Hailing from “Unholywood Killafornia,” the band consists of Davey on vocals, Niko Gemini on guitar, Drayven Davidson on drums, Needlz as the “keyboardist/audio terrorist,” and Derek Obscura on bass.

The video was directed and edited by Vicente Cordero, while Charles Kallaghan Masabo and band member Needlz co-produced it.

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