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Brooklyn black metal formation TOMBS are now announcing the release of a brand new album, ‘Under Sullen Skies’. The record is set for worldwide release on November 20, via Season of Mist.

The band are now also premiering the first track from their new album. The song “Barren” can be streamed at the official Season of Mist Youtube Channel HERE.

Pre-orders for ‘Under Sullen Skies’ available in the Season of Mist shop HERE.

 

Hard Alternative Rock Band ANOTHER DAY DAWNS has released the official music video for their newest single, “Forget Me Not.” Directed by Cyrus Entezam, “Forget Me Not” features Josh Balz (Formerly of MOTIONLESS IN WHITE.)

Formed in 2010 the Lehighton, PA based band Another Day Dawns continues to be the most talked about up and coming rock act in the Northeast to Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. Led by Lead Singer and front man Dakota Sean, Guitarist Tyler Ritter, and Drummer Nick McGeehan, the band released their EP A Different Life in February 2018 which landed them a charting spot on Billboard which solidified their foundation in the active rock market. In December 2019, early member Jerome Betz returned to filling out the rhythm section on bass.

Hitting the road with bands such as HinderIssuesCold, and Buckcherry, the band has created an established following in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states. Throughout the last two years the band has performed in multiple venues with 400-1200 capacity, filling hundreds of seats, and grossing over 13K in followers on their social media accounts.

Rock Band HOLD ON HOLLYWOOD has released the official music video for their single “Movies.” Directed, shot, and edited by Blake Ralston, “Movies” is off of the band’s Valentine’s Day released EP, Love Stories.

“We wrote this song about a time in our lives that’s very dear to us, and probably everyone. When everything was exciting & you and your friends had that new found freedom, one of y’all just started driving or something. You had that person you were crushing on, and you all just wanted to go out and have fun, every time hoping you’d run in to that one person wherever you all went, or building up the courage to ask them out.

It’s funny now to see this video come out at a time like this. It’s a song about going out and being with friends, youthful nostalgia, and we’re all locked in our homes right now on quarantine. The irony sure is funny, but we hope this gives you something to enjoy and remember those good times, while looking forward to more to come.

We got to step into what we consider a “big studio” for the first time as a band for this EP, and had Matt Noveskey of Blue October at the helm producing. Along with Matt Meli (engineer/mixing), they really helped to bring the “Love Stories” to life for us at Orb Studios in Austin, TX. We wanted the video to feel just as “larger than life” as that recording experience did for us!” – NICK DEES (Lead Guitarist)

“Movies” is one of those songs that you know is destined for great things on the very first listen. No pretentious BS, no filler. And the hooks and melodies are irresistible. The video is the perfect visual complement to the song. To me it’s the classic tale of freedom, camaraderie and the human connection. Watching a video like this reminds you that life is supposed to be FUN. Producing the song and being a part of the journey with the guys is a complete honor. The world needs content like this more than ever.” – MATT NOVESKEY (Producer / Bassist of Blue October)

Boston-born pop punk outfit BOYS LIKE GIRLS will be returning to Australia in April 2020 for the first time in nearly a decade to perform in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

At these incredibly special shows, BOYS LIKE GIRLS will be performing their cult classic self-titled debut album in full, along with fan favourites from their stellar discography.

Joining Boys Like Girls as guests are US post hard core legends, 
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus!

The RJA story goes back to 2003, when brothers Ronnie and Randy Winter formed the band who would end up singing to Virgin Records for the release of their debut LP, Don’t You Fake It in 2006. The album is certified Gold in the US, and features the singles Guardian Angel and their best known song, the anti domestic violence focused, Face Down.

Their second album Lonely Road was released in 2008 and following Virgin’s collapse, RJA became fully independent in early 2010, regaining full creative control of their sound and vision.
Since then it’s being done the Red Jumpsuit way, Am I The Enemy was released in 2011 and album number four, 4 in 2014. All charting and all pushing the bands message further around the world.

Known for their devout Christian beliefs, the bands spirituality flows through their lyrics which cover a lifetime worth of emotions. The darkness and the light, the struggles and the wins. The bands message is ultimately one of hope and a reminder that ‘Even on the worst day that you’re alive you’re still surrounded by so many awesome things that you should be grateful for, if you choose to look at them.’ Ronnie Winter

If you’ve ever seen BOYS LIKE GIRLS or THE RED JUMPSUIT APPARATUS live then you’ll know why this tour is so special, and if you haven’t, here’s your chance to see why!
Both bands will be giving their long-time fans a one-off special experience.

 

Brooklyn’s metal jazz trio KILTER have unleashed a new mini-documentary about their upcoming album Kilter.   A follow-up to their 2018 self-titled EP, Axiom features instrumental metal-jazz inspired by the unrelenting hustle and grind of New York City.  Founder and bassist Laurent David (Label Alter-nativ) teamed up with drummer Kenny Grohowski (Imperial Triumphant) and saxophonist Edward Rosenberg III (Jerseyband, Heart of Barf) to create a daring and spontaneous work of avant-garde metal.

Florida’s Wage War are preparing to enter the studio to record their third album and the follow up to 2017’s well-received Deadweight. In the meantime, the band has unveiled the video for the menacing yet melodic new song “Low“, out now via Fearless Records / Caroline Australia. The track is a glimpse of what fans can expect from the next record.

“We are so excited to bring you ‘Low,’” singer and guitarist Cody Quistad told Revolver“Over the past year, we’ve been relentlessly touring but we are constantly working on new music. ‘Low’ is the first glimpse of what’s to come for Wage War in 2019. We wanted to give people something to hold them over while we’re hard at work making sure record three is the best Wage War record yet.”

Stay tuned for more from Wage War in the coming months.

Indiana pop-punk band Chin Up, Kid have announced new tour dates. Offering support 3/8-3/17 is Offended By Everything. The band will be releasing a covers EP titled Chin Up, Kid Part II on February 22 (see track listing below) along with a video for their next stand alone single, WITCH HVNT.

Jon Benjamin of Chin Up, Kid says, “Offended By Everything has shown us nothing but love every time we’ve played their hometown. We can’t wait to get out on the road with the homies supporting our new single and EP of covers!”

Chin Up Kid, Part II (covers EP) Track Listing:
1. Save That Shit (Lil Peep cover)
2. 2nd Hand ($uicideboy$ cover)
3. White Iverson (Post Malone cover)

Chin Up, Kid- Tour Part II (Offended By Everything 3/8-3/17):

2/21 Topeka, KS / Boobie Trap Bar

2/22 Denver, CO / 7th Circle Music Collective

2/23 Logan, UT / Why Sound

2/24 Boise, ID / Deathproof

2/25 Spokane, WA / The Pin

2/26 Bremerton, WA / The Charleston

2/27 Portland, OR / Twilight Cafe

3/1 Sonora, CA / Winters Tavern

3/2 Berkeley, CA / 924 Gilman Street

3/3 West Hollywood, CA / Whisky A Gogo

3/4 Spring Valley, CA / De Oro Mine Co

3/6 Las Vegas, NV / Evel Pie

3/8 Albuquerque, NM / Eclipse

3/9 Denton, TX / J&J’s Pizza

3/12 Tampa, FL / Blue Note

3/13 Apopka, FL / The Bat Ranch

3/14 Columbus, GA / Soho Bar & Grill

3/15 Nashville, TN / Rocketown

3/16 St. Louis, MO / The Firebird

3/17 Chicago, IL / Subterranean

Chin Up, Kid was formed in 2013. They shortly after released their debut EP, ‘Home Advantage.’ They showed success throughout playing many shows in Indiana including their local stop of the 2015 Vans Warped Tour. In 2016, the band again self-released another EP titled, ‘The Way You Live Is Common.’ After a few lineup changes, Chin Up, Kid began writing for what would become their full-length label debut, ‘Swing With Your Eyes Closed’.

Throughout the past few years of experimentation, Chin Up, Kid has finally found their final form and their ideal chemistry. After closing the ‘Swing With Your Eyes Closed’ era, they created a signature sound for themselves. The events that transpired over those few months brought them back into the studio to create what would become their self-titled second full-length record which was released last summer.

Southern California based Them Evils are heading back out on tour to kick off the New Year in direct support for Pop Evil.  Along the way they will be setting sail on the Shiprocked Cruise, where two live performances are slated.  The band continues to promote their “Rollin’ Stoned and Livin’ Free” EP as they add the track “Practice What You Preach to their live shows and put the finishing touches on a new song to be released in the late 1st quarter of 2019. The band played more than 100 dates in 2018, including a national tour with stops at Welcome To Rockville, Carolina Rebellion, and main stage @ Rock On The Range.

Them Evils had a breakout year in 2018 with 1st single and video “Got Me Rockin‘”, which premiered @ Loudwire. Key playlist adds including Spotify Rock Hard, & Riffsplaylists, Alternative Press Discover, and Loudwire Wired WeeklyApple Music Breaking Hard RockPandora New Rock channelGoogle Play Music Rock Hotlist and Hard Rock Hotlist radio, and Slacker radio New Rock Now helped the band gain momentum.  Press looks have included Kerrang, LoudwireAXS, Rock Revolt, Alternative Addiction and others that added to the bands critical acclaim.

Them Evils’ late-night joyride through Rock N’ Roll’s seedy underbelly was born in the shadows of neon vice and nocturnal living in Las Vegas, when Jordan and Jake met in High School.  They started writing and playing together and knew that they had a chemistry that was undeniable. In 2013 they made the move to Southern California to pursue their music professionally – with nothing to fall back on other than their drive and belief in their music and each other. They connected with David through a friend that worked at a bar with Jordan and who knew they were looking for a permanent drummer. Delaney auditioned for Griffin and Massanari, and all 3 knew it was a good fit immediately. The nasty energy befitting their name grew from there.

Inspired by equal parts of rock giants like Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, and Queens of The Stone Age, among others, the band pays tribute to their roots while carving out their own unique sound.  Them Evils music is at times throwback without being too derivative and is thoroughly modern. “We pretty much made our own scene,” Griffin says. “We started out doing straight up rock and roll, and that’s what we’re still doing… That said, we’re always evolving.”

The band has previously released Two EPs: their debut Cold Black Love(2015) and the self-titled Them Evils (2016). They made inroads @ Active Rock Radio in 2017 with “She Got Nothin“, which peaked @ #22 on the BDS Rock Indicator chart.

They were born for the stage and have been road warriors for the past 4 years – the band have caught the ear of no less an icon than Zakk Wylde, who had them open for Zakk Sabbath in 2017.  They regularly does Club tours, as well as toruing with The Pretty Reckless, Alter Bridge, Red Sun Rising, and 10 Years, among others. The band plans to continue touring, with breaks to finish recording additional new music to be released in the latter part of 2019.

Them Evils Upcoming Tour Dates with Pop Evil: 
1/16 – Lincoln, NE – The Bourbon
1/17 – Denver, CO – Summit Denver
1/18 – Wichita, KS – The CotillionDallas
1/19 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
1/20 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
1/23 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
1/24 – Austin, TX – The Lost Well
1/26 – 1/31 Shiprocked – Cozumel, Mexico
2/02 – Richmond, VA – Canal Club
2/05 – Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
2/07 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
2/08 – Ft. Wayne, IN – Clyde Theatre
2/09 – Peoria, IL – Monarch Music Hall
2/10 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
2/12 – Nashville, TN – The Cowan
2/13 – Fort Smith, AR – Temple Live
2/14 – Springfield, MO – The Complex Springfield
2/15 – Kansas City, MO – The Truman
2/16 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theater
2/17 – St. Paul, MN – Turf Club
2/20 – Spokane, WA – The Pin!
2/21 – Seattle, WA – The Funhouse
2/22 – Portland, OR – Paris Theatre
2/23 – Boise, ID – The Olympic
2/24 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge

 

Metal / Punk / Industrial band THE CLAY PEOPLE have released the official music video for their single, “GenRX.” Originally premiered on Games, Brrraaains & A Head-Banging Life, “GenRX” is off of their latest album, Demon Hero and Other Extraordinary Phantasmagoric Anomalies and Fables, and features Chris Wyse (Hollywood VampiresAce FrehleyThe Cult).

Imagine all the elements of a category 5 hurricane, and right in the middle of that storm is the most beautiful sunset… that’s The Clay People.

Whether it’s seeing a live show, or just listening to TCP, there’s a connection made very quickly between band and audience. A sense of comfort, knowing if you had a rough day, or are feeling down, that you can count on TCP to take you away from all that

The Clay People return on Demon Hero and Other Extraordinary Phantasmagoric Anomalies & Fables, an album that captures the band at a creative peak, and was forged from what was at times a tenuous, cathartic, and finally unifying recording process.

On Demon Hero Neet takes on the corrupting influence of modern politics, the silver tongue of the modern demagogue, the ills of groupthink, and the band’s experience with the music industry. “I’ve been plagiarized. I’ve been beat up. I’ve been manipulated… .And we’ve got nothing left to lose,” Neet confesses on the anthem “Bloodletter.”.

The Clay People’s self-titled album was released on Mercury/Slipdisc records, and their furiously propulsive lead single “Awake” climbed the radio charts. The band toured with Disturbed, Stained, Clutch, Rob Zombie, Static X, Stabbing Westward, and Filter.

“Awake” was featured in films such as Strangeland, Universal Soldier 2, and Marked For Death.

The band called in extended members of its musical family to contribute to Demon Hero. Chris Wyse of The Hollywood Vampires, Ace Frehly, The Cult, and OWL, contributed bass to the band’s reinterpretation of fan favorite “Strange Day” and “Gen RX.”. Walter Flakus of Stabbing Westward, and one-time Clay People member, contributed keys. Wade Alin, who added programming to the band’s self titled release, returns on Demon Hero.

Dinsmore and McGarvey produced the album, turning to producer Neil Kernon (Nile, Queensrcyche, and Nevermore) for the final mix.