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On December 7th, long-running Mesa, AZ-based melodic punk/rock/reggae act Authority Zero will release Persona Non Grata, their first studio self-release since their debut EP album Patches in Time over 17 years ago.

On release day, the band will play a free acoustic set at Tempe’s Zia Records at 7pm. Fans that pre-order the record via Zia (bit.ly/AuthorityZia) will also receive a wristband for admittance to an album signing.

On December 8th, Authority Zero is set to play an album release show at the Marquee Theater in Tempe, Arizona.

The release of Persona Non Grata will be followed by an early spring European Tour in 2019 and a summer headlining tour of the United States.

Vinyl/merch pre-orders and digital pre-saves are now available at:
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Vocalist Jason Devore says, “The writing process for recording our new album (Persona Non Grata) was simply awesome. The music and lyrical content came together so organically in such a short amount of time given that our last record, Broadcasting To The Nations, only came out a year ago. Mike, Dan, Chris, and I put our hearts into this one and we are all extremely proud of the work we were able to do as a collective. The music and sound are classic Authority Zero but with a slightly revised approach. For the fans as well as ourselves we strive to give each record its own individual character and life.”

Persona Non Grata was recorded at The Blasting Room Studios.
Produced by Bill Stevenson, Andrew Berlin, and Jason Livermore
Mixed & Mastered by Jason Livermore

Since ’94 Authority Zero has brought their unique blend of anthemic melodic-punk, ska, and reggae tone to the masses. A lot has changed in their 20 plus years since the band’s inception but they have always found a way to persist and thrive in todays ever-changing music landscape. “It’s been a long and adventurous trek”, says Jason Devore (singer/songwriter). The band was formed in Mesa, Arizona by a group of high school friends with ample ambition but no lofty expectations of what the project could become. With the release of their debut album, A Passage in Time (2002, Lava Records), the band’s career gained momentum and they quickly found themselves on the road, touring extensively with acts such as Pennywise, Sum 41, Flogging Molly, H20, and many more. Over the past ten years Authority Zero has gained international acclaim, spending time on the European festival circuit as well as stints in Australia, Russia, Japan. They have released a total of six full length studio albums, many holding spots on Billboard’s Chart and their music has been featured in numerous video games, tv shows, and movie soundtracks. The band’s many successes have been accompanied by a few bumps in the road including a slew of line-up changes, music industry letdowns, as well as having their van, trailer and equipment stolen while on tour in Texas. The secret to their longevity is simple; keep it pure and believe in your music.

Now, 24 years since the band’s inception, the future remains as bright as ever for Authority Zero, consisting of singer Jason DeVore, bassist Mike Spero, guitarist Dan Aid and drummer Chris Dalley. In June of 2018, the guys got back to work at legendary Fort Collins studio, The Blasting Room (Rise Against, Descendents, NOFX) to record their seventh full-length album, Persona Non Grata with producer and iconic punk drummer, Bill Stevenson (Black Flag/Descendents/ALL).

 

When we had a chat with Slash, Myles Kennedy + The Conspirators about their brand new album Living The Dream we were expecting a pretty laid back chat about their new music… what we go was some exciting news about them heading to Australia.

Take a full listen to our Slash, Myles Kennedy + The Conspirators interview on our Spreaker channel below.

 

 

GRAMMY® award-winning rock band SWITCHFOOT expands on their trademark epic soundscapes and explores new themes and textures on Native Tongue, the group’s 11th full-length album set for release on January 18th, 2019 via Spinefarm/Fantasy Records/Caroline Australia.

PRE-ORDER NATIVE TONGUE HERE

The dynamic music video for the title track written by SWITCHFOOT front man Jon Foreman and bassist Tim Foreman with Brent Kutzle ofOne Republic. The lyrics are a poignant reminder, “Before we learn to hate. Love is our Native Tongue.”

In the midst of an impressive career spanning more than 20 years, Native Tongue is an inspired work of insight and passion from a band that continues to find strength in our differences and hope in what binds us.  The 14-song project, recorded primarily at Melody League Studios in the band’s hometown of San Diego, Calif., includes a wide array of music from the hard-hitting anthemic title-track to more reflective songs such as “Prodigal Soul,” “Joy Invincible,” and “Voices,” (co-written and produced with their friends in One Republic). The band interlace empathy and introspection, urging us to “use our lungs for love and not the shadows.”  Native Tongue also features a moving collaboration with Kaela Sinclair on “The Hardest Art.”

SWITCHFOOT has been unearthing all manner of musical gems since their 1997 debut The Legend of Chin, steadily expanding their global fan base and critical reputation through such releases as New Way to Be Human (1999), Learning to Breathe (2000), the multi-platinum breakthrough The Beautiful Letdown (2003), Nothing Is Sound (2005), Oh! Gravity (2006), the Grammy award-winning Hello Hurricane (2009), Vice Verses (2011), Fading West (2014) and Where The Light Shines Through (2016).  Fading West doubled as the soundtrack to the band’s documentary of the same name. Along the way, SWITCHFOOT established itself as a world-class live act with a series of sold-out world tours, while racking up a string of radio hits, including “Meant to Live,” “Dare You to Move,” “Stars” and “Mess of Me”. Beyond their career achievements, SWITCHFOOT has been active in a variety of philanthropic efforts, raising over two million dollars to aid kids in their community through the band’s own Bro-Am foundation and their annual Bro-Am Beach Fest, a benefit surf contest and concert that’s held every summer in Encinitas, CA. They’ve also maintained a deep commitment to a variety of humanitarian causes, lending their support to such worthy organizations as DATA, the ONE Campaign, Habitat for Humanity, Invisible Children, Food for the Hungry, CURE and To Write Love on Her Arms. SWITCHFOOT’s new album Native Tongue will be released January 18, 2019 on Fantasy Records.

 

Kansas City, MO’s Radar State— made up of emo/indie rock heroes Matt Pryor and Jim Suptic (The Get Up Kids), Josh Berwanger (The Anniversary/Berwanger) and Adam Phillips (The Architects/The Gadjits) — have signed with LA-based Wiretap Records and will release their debut LP ‘Strays’ in January 2019.

The band has announced tour dates in support of the upcoming album (see dates below). Tickets for all shows are on sale now.

The follow up to last spring’s self-titled debut 7″ EP, ‘Strays’ features artwork by Mondo Art Director and designer Jay Shaw http://www.kingdomofnonsense.com.

The band says, “We are very excited to get our first full-length album Strays out and play the songs live. Last year we did Riot Fest and a tour with Say Anything but only had the 3-song 7″ out. Now people will be able to get familiar with the songs instead of just hearing them for the first time. We’ll also have a robotic chimpanzee doing merch for us. He doesn’t know how to count change so he’s pretty easy to rip off.”

Papa Roach have released two new songs from their forthcoming [as yet untitled] 10th studio album,Renegade Music and Who Do You Trust?

The tracks see Papa Roach continuing to push their momentum with bonafide rock anthems and fearsome hooks. Frontman Jacoby Shaddix explains, “This song is a statement of engagement – In this day and age, who do you trust? The message of the song is to think for yourself and to trust in yourself, and the imagery of the song matches that. It’s the sea of information, all of if slightly out of focus – and you’re left floating in trying to decide for yourself. Who do you trust?”

 
“Papa Roach are back with two more anthemic bangers to add to their arsenal”, muses Allison Hagendorf, Spotify’s Global Head of Music, about the tracks.

Papa Roach have been praised by their peers in the rock world for achieving an “unlikely comeback”, with two decades of continued success and a career resurgence with their 2017 release, Crooked Teeth, which debuted in the Top 20 on the US, UK and Australian charts. Loudwire explains, “[Papa Roach] are entering a new era of their career. Whereas a multitude of their former counterparts have either become nostalgia acts or fallen off the grid entirely, Papa Roach are finding ways to reverse their trajectory… The sky is the limit for a band who play their cards right and are willing to kick down a few walls.”

Papa Roach have set out on a mini tour hitting ten cities across North and Latin America, before setting out on a December tour to various military bases in Asia.  The band will also be joining Shinedown and Asking Alexandria on the 2019 North American leg of the Attention! Attention! World Tour.  Additional international tour dates to be announced soon.

 

 

SET AND SETTING are a young band from St. Petersburg, Florida who merge instrumental rock with a thick metallic edgeand elements of drone and ambient music.
The result is a captivating wordless genre amalgam“ Decibel Magazine raved and Brooklyn Vegan defined their sound as “metallic  chug to trippy psychedelia to soaring post-rock beauty… like Russian Circles teaming with early Pink Floyd“.
Since their debut album Equanimity in 2013, “the quartet has been very active throughout theunderground and extreme music scenes in the U.S. and Canada. 
In 2014 SET AND SETTING released their second album A Vivid Memory via Prosthetic Records and continued to tour internationally and locally with bands such as Mouth of the Architect, EyeHateGod, Inter Arma and Kayo Dot throughout 2015. 
2016 brought a tough year of writing and recording while battling injuries within the band limiting live performances. 
In 2017 SET AND SETTING released theirthird full-length album Reflectionless and now SET AND SETTING are now returning with their 4th album Tabula Rasa, the band’s heaviest album to date and their debut on Pelagic Records.

The band comment ‘When we were writing this album, we had a new lineup and felt a new energy. We named this song Ecdysis because it felt like we we were shedding old skin and pushing new boundaries we haven’t reached yet.

‘We purposely tried to extend the boundaries of our sound by adding more extreme metal and punk influences all while still sounding like ourselves“ guitarist Shane Handall comments.


The album was recorded and mixed during 10 straight days in Miami.

Playing ‘The Places You Have Come To Fear The Most’ in full, new material from Crooked Shadows’ and fan favourites from their storied career.

For the first time in Australia and New Zealand Dashboard Confessional will play their breakthrough album ‘The Places You Have Come To Fear The Most’ in full. For these special performances, fans can revel in the sounds that first struck a chord and connected them to Chris Carrabbas signature soul-bearing lyrics and vulnerable, introspective musings.

Armed with nothing but a guitar and raw emotion, ‘The Places you Have Come to Fear the Most’ featured the award-winning hit single that became the anthem of a generation, ‘’Screaming Infidelities’’. Carrabba’s capacity to connect with the listener made the songs feel like a shared experience. It’s this ability that helped Dashboard Confessional build a worldwide fanbase and rise to cult-icon status.

Dashboard Confessional return with their first album in 9 years ‘Crooked Shadows’. The album is a reminder of the band’s skill when it comes to penning deeply and unabashedly cathartic songs, with a dynamic force, a surging energy, that resonates throughout. They’ve found a new perspective on the world in these songs, one that only comes with more life experience.

When Dashboard Confessional bring their songs to the stage, they’re punctuated by Carrabba’s vocal prowess and stage persona, delivered in a way where it is enviable to bare your soul in a song and be unashamed about it.

Playing in full The Places You Have Come To Fear The Most’ + Fan Favourites, don’t miss this unique opportunity to join Dashboard Confessional as they deliver the best of their tug at the heart string anthems.

 

EXCLUSIVE FAN PRE SALE BEGINS: Friday 28th September, 7am AEST

 

Sign up here to access pre-sale: https://sbmpresents.com/tour/dashboardconfessional/

TICKETS ON SALE: Tuesday 2nd October, 9am local

 

Wednesday 5th December – HQ Complex, Adelaide

Tuesday 11th December – Metro City, Perth

Thursday 13th December – Powerstation, Auckland

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