AFTERMATH Release New Album, ‘There is Something Wrong’

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Chicago based Progressive Thrash Metal Band AFTERMATH has released a full stream of their highly anticipated new album, There is Something Wrong. Originally premiered on Metal Insider, There is Something Wrong is out NOW for digital download via Zoid Entertainment, INGrooves, and TLG, with pre-order of the physical CD available now for shipping in March (and will be available in-stores and online), as well as European CD / Vinyl also in March on Sleaszy Rider Records.

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“Aftermath are considered one of the original crossover bands from the 80s as their style is considered as one of the most technical thrash bands out there.” – Metal Insider

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Track List: 1. Can You Feel It 2. FFF (FalseFlagFlying) 3. Diethanasia 4. Scientists and Priest 5. Smash Reset Control 6. Gaslight 7. Handful of Dynamite 8. Temptation Overthrown 9. Pseudocide 10. There is Something Wrong 11. Expulsion

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Advance Praise for There is Something Wrong

“This album is f*ing awesome from start to finish.” – The Dirty Room

“It’s bullish, belligerent and fueled by anger…it will punch your f*in’ teeth in!”
Chris Jennings – Worship Metal

“It really packs a punch.” – caemanamelio – Metal Anarchy

“I can’t even begin to tell you how badass this entire album is.” – Allyson Kingsley – Boston Rock Radio

“This one will be difficult to knock of the Gauntlet’s Top 10 list for the year.” – The Guantlet

“Aftermath is back with another album of wild thrash” – Daniel Cordova – Metal Injection

“This album will score the hearts of listeners old and new.” – Kenny Lenehan – Silence is the Enemy

“What lies within the message of the songs on ‘There is Something Wrong’ is the truth etched into the songs with a fervor.” – cherribird.com

“…surprises lie in wait at every corner, with twists and turns following in dizzying succession recalling the works of other visionaries…” – Bayern – Encyclopaedia Metallum The Metal Archives

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One of the original crossover bands of the 1980s – A crossover band that transformed into one of the most technical Thrash Metal bands of their time.

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MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT Release Hotly Anticipated New Album, ‘In The House Of Strange Affairs’

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Happy Valentine’s Day from “America’s Most Dangerous Kult”! Wax Trax! legends MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT have released their sexy new LP, In The House Of Strange Affairs, a 12 track masterpiece celebrating all that is deliciously decadent and craven with their uniquely scintillating lyrics and addictive sound. The seamless connection of Buzz McCoy’s brilliant soundscapes and production with the iconic lyrics and vocal presence of the quintessential front man Groovie Mann culminates in a sonic adventure that is set to garner new fans and entice the band’s historically loyal and enthusiastic kult following.

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Advance Praise for In The House Of Strange Affairs

“With a sheer multitude of musical styles and socialistic genres seamlessly meshing into a sordid melting pot of creative debauchery, My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult retains the flag of anarchy among the masses with a ‘fuck you’ style and a ‘watch this’ smirk. Drenched in kitsch and soaked in gasoline, ‘In The House of Strange Affairs’ will become a looped playlist of hypnotic decadence in whatever listening receptical you choose.” – Jammerzine

“As far as a review goes, there’s not much I can say that could sell this record any more than it will already sell itself, T.K.K fans are practically addicts for this stuff. If the band emerged in 70’s New York in the cinematic world they’re so dearly devoted to they’d be on Travis Bickle’s hit-list for sure and would revel in in the fact of being so too. As uncompromising as they are unsavoury, T.K.K will always thrive in their very own house of strange affairs.” – Happy Metal Geek

“Eclectic,yet sonically appealing,by track two,the record has laid it’s landscape down, and has invited the listener in.With beats from the Land of Rhythm and Blues.raunchy vocals courtesy of lead singer Groovie Mann,and spoken-word overlays,the album is a strange affair all it’s own. Spotlight Tracks include “Gold To Grey”,the album opener,”Strange Affairs”,and the first song released from the album,”Year of the Klown“,which first saw release last year as part of a Sleazebox Records Sampler.” – Rock And Roll Infinity

“Per usual, TKK has outdone itself with originality. This phenomenal album is one that dreams are made of, a little dirty and a lot of good. The groove on this album is reminiscent of the new wave style of the eighties, and lets face it, it’s awesome. The sexual innuendos are noticeable. It is a sexy album, it is a good album, and it will get anyone in the mood for fun.” – Rock Documented

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Track List: 1. Gold to Grey 2. Forbidden Saints 3. Treat Street 4. The Chains of Fame 5. Strange Affairs 6. It’s Me Holly 7. Studio 21 8. Year of the Klown 9. Royal Skull 10. Hanging Hearts 11. Under a Crown 12. Am I Dead

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MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT STRANGE AFFAIRS TOUR with CURSE MACKEY! 05/05 @ Beauty Bar – Las Vegas, NV 05/07 @ Metro Music Hall – Salt Lake City, UT 05/10 @ Dante’s – Portland, OR 05/11 @The Crocodile – Seattle, WA 05/14 @ Harlow’s – Sacramento, CA 05/15 @DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA 05/16 @ The Ritz – San Jose, CA 05/28 @ 191 Toole – Tucson, AZ 05/30 @ Industry – San Antonio, TX 05/31 @ Elysium – Austin, TX 06/01 @ Numbers – Houston, TX 06/02 @Trees – Dallas, TX 06/04 @ The Ready Room – St. Louis, MO 06/07 @ Marquis Theatre – Denver, CO 06/09 @ Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM 06/11 @ Club Red – Phoenix, AZ 06/13 @ 1720 – Los Angeles, CA 06/14 @ Marty’s – Los Angeles, CA 06/15 @ Brick By Brick – San Diego

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Hailing from Chicago’s renowned Wax Trax! Records stable of recording artists, MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT have been conjuring up sonic tales of sex, blasphemy and kitschy horror since 1987. Along with label mates such as Front 242, KMFDM and Ministry, TKK (as often abbreviated), helped develop the industrial music genre, but they themselves continued to evolve, creating one of the most diverse repertoires in modern day music. Their sound can be described as electronic rock, heavily influenced by both disco and funk. One of their most distinctive characteristics is the use of spoken-word samples lifted from B-movies laced throughout their songs. Since debuting, they have released 13 studio albums, and their music has been featured in a variety of films, television/cable shows and soundtracks, all the while making a reputation for themselves as one of the most notorious and controversial cult bands of their generation.

Artist Franke Nardiello and musician Marston Daley, two Chicago neighbors who enjoyed late night burritos while watching foreign horror movies on VHS rented from the corner store, began conspiring to make a trashy B movie (in the style of Russ Meyer and John Waters) to be called “My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult”. While the film itself never came to fruition, they also wrote some music to be the accompanying soundtrack. Both worked at Wax Trax! Records in Chicago, and when the label heard the tracks, they were intrigued and eager to release it.

The duo took the title of the film as the name for their band, and decided to focus on the musical group full time. Taking the stage names Groovie Mann (Nardiello) and Buzz McCoy (Daley), they worked on creating an occult-biker meets disco-rock influence look for the project, which included a bevy of voluptuous back-up singers and dancers known as the BOMB GANG GIRLZ. The New York Times wrote, “Sex, blasphemy, big beats and go-go dancing; they’re all in a day’s work for My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult ”. This attracted the attention of indie fans and the ire of religious groups in practically equal measure. They released their first album I See Good Spirits And I See Bad Spirits in 1988 followed up by the hard-hitting dance floor classics “Kooler Than Jesus” and “A Girl Doesn’t Get Killed By A Make-Believe Lover Cuz It’s Hot,” which featured no-wave chanteuse Lydia Lunch on vocals. By the time they released their second album, Confessions Of A Knife (1990), they were far and away one of the biggest selling acts on the label.

In 1991, the band embarked on the decadent “Sexplosion! Tour”, titled after their third album. Alternative Press reviewed the show as “Sin-sational!”. The tour was a success and the record sold so well that they signed a deal with Interscope Records shortly afterwards, and the single “Sex On Wheelz” became a sizeable radio hit.

Hollywood also embraced the group, recognizing the unique cinematic aspect of their sound. The band’s music has appeared in a slew of films and tv/cable shows including, director Ralph Bakshi’s “Cool World”, Paul Verhoven’s saucy “Showgirls”, MTV’s “Beavis And Butthead”, and the cult film classic “The Crow”, in which the ensemble make a cameo appearance performing their song “After The Flesh”. More recently the KULT was written into the story line of the 2014 film “Sexy Evil Genius” starring Seth Green.

THRILL KILL KULT continue to release new material via their own SleazeBox Records label (sleazebox.com) and tour extensively with a rotating cast of musicians and dubious characters, however the core of the project has always been Nardiello and Daley, both on record and in the live act. Their performances sizzle with sleaze and infectious grooves, as Melody Maker once described, “A red hot cabaret from Hell”.

They begin their 4th decade this year with the release of a new album, In The House Of Strange Affairs on February 14th, and a North American tour commencing May 5th in Las Vegas. The current line-up is Groovie Mann (vocals), Buzz McCoy (keys), Mimi Star (bass), Justin Thyme (drums), Arena Rock (Bomb Gang Girl).

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VIZA Releases Highly Anticipated Double CD Set for ‘The Unorthodox Revival: Vol. I & II’

In tandem with their highly praised performance at AFTERSHOCK Festival, Los Angeles based Alternative/Indie Rock Band VIZA has released their long awaited The Unorthodox Revival: Vol. I & II, available now to stream as well as in a double CD set. Having previously been revealed to fans through a series of YouTube audio streams with stunning, unique artwork created for each, The Unorthodox Revival: Vol. I & II showcases the band’s diverse creative styles and incredible musicianship in a selection of tracks that are sure to both satisfy long-term and entice a whole new crowd of fans.

“I personally think this is our best work, due in part to the fact each song had its respective time to perfect and our incredible engineer Yury Anisonyan who was on board,” – K’noup (Vocals, Guitar)

“Even though these songs were released digitally on YouTube and Spotify, we want our dedicated fans to be able to enjoy these songs in album form too, and that allows us to incorporate the album artwork physically as well!” – Kzirian (Vocals. Oud)

 

The Unorthodox Revival Vol. I Track List:
1. Viktorious
2. Cash Karma
3. Velvet Shade
4. A World Of Broken Mirrors
5. Aphrodite
6. Vicious Game

 

The Unorthodox Revival Vol. II Track List:
1. Pinches
2. Sheep
3. Diabolic Angel
4. Dancing Twig
5. Tom Waits for Her
6. Pathway

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Viza continues to captivate the global music scene with an erratically amusing blend of energized international rock. Unique in its musical arsenal is the inclusion of loud and percussion blended with more traditional rock elements such as guitar, bass, and drums. This fascinating fusion, combined with dramatic and powerful live performances have garnered Viza significant success all over the world.

Among the band’s extensive touring schedule, Viza has performed at one of Europe’s largest and most prestigious music events at Hungary’s Sziget Festival’s main stage (alongside KornThe KillersAxwellThe Vaccines, and The XX, among several others) as part of a month long European tour in August 2012. Viza has also performed at Sweden’s Malmofestivalen, Norway’s Kartfestivalen, Slovenia’s Schengenfest and Trnfest and Greece’s Rockwave Festival (alongside The ProdigyGogol BordelloFlogging Molly, and Marky Ramone’s Blitzkreig), and has toured Europe 6 times in the past 2 years alone.

Demonstrating a knack for reinventing old rock classics, Viza covered the Doors tune “Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)” by adding its own strong seasonings and aggressive fusion style in a compelling reimagination of this classic rock ballad, which is available for free download.

Aside from a passion for music, touring and song writing, Viza’s extensive performances around the globe also serve as their voice for promoting social consciousness of human rights and community issues – as well as providing opportunities to fund-raise for various charities, homeless shelters and orphanages.

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ZARDONIC Triumphantly Returns with Explosive Music Video for “Revelation”

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Internationally renown Electronic Music Producer ZARDONIC has released the official music video for “Revelation,” the third reveal from his newest LP, Become, out 9/28/2018 on Entertainment One. The Venezuelan born producer once again showcases his unique mastery of bass heavy electronic production infused with heavy rock and metal, and brings the experience to life with a darkly aggressive music video for “Revelation”.

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“Revelation” is a personal statement inspired by the people who took stances both in favor and against Zardonic, both as myself and as my music project. It’s a celebration of the best revenge anyone can have against backstabbers, bad-mouthers, copycats and hypocrites: your own success. – ZARDONIC

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Track List:
1. No Mas Revolucion (Intro)
2. Revelation
3. Black And White (feat. American Grim)
4. Takeover (feat. The Qemists)
5. Children Of Tomorrow (feat. Coppa)
6. Before The Dawn (feat. Celldweller)
7. Follow The Light
8. Transhuman (feat. Jorgen Munkeby)
9. Army Of One
10. Monster (feat. Malke & Ape)
11. Libertadores (Finale)

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BECOME is a very personal album. It is a journey of change, transition, resistance, self-reflection and evolution.
“No Mas Revolucion” depicts a cold realization about the big picture of the Venezuelan Crisis, as seen from an outside perspective which was granted to me as I left to live in the United States and now Germany.

“Revelation” is a personal statement inspired by the people who took stances both in favor and against Zardonic, both as myself and as my music project. It’s a celebration of the best revenge anyone can have against backstabbers, bad-mouthers, copycats and hypocrites: your own success.

“Black And White” is pure, blind rage. The overflowing power that becomes a fighter ready for the ring. American Grim was perfect for this, because Ryan Grim is a fighter himself. They are a mammoth of a band, and I love them like family. It made me very happy to have them on the record!

“Takeover” is a reminder to the world that before EDM and Rock / Metal became the trend it is today, we were pursuing this sound since 2004, and there were also many before us all the way back to the 60s. It made perfect sense then, that The Qemists were the right act for this collaboration. We pay homage to the great artists before us, those who made it big, those unsung, Pendulum, The Prodigy, Celldweller, Ministry, Linkin Park, and all other great artists that contributed to bring Electronic fused Rock to the mainstream, and as the scene takes shape, you better be ready to brace for Takeover!

“Children Of Tomorrow” is an anthem for the resistance. For the people who have raised their voice as the system continues to oppress us. Many sadly took this fight to the streets and violence, leading eventually to riots and their deaths. This is our homage to them. Coppa did a wonderful job with the vocals and lyrics. He is a truly illuminated guy and one of the most genuine artists I’ve had the pleasure to work with. I’d gladly do an entire record with him!

“Before The Dawn” to me is a fanboy’s dream come true. Celldweller was the one artist I heard that blew my mind with his seamless mix of Metal and Electronic Dance Music back in 2003 when he released his Self-Titled debut album. Working with him is an absolute honor, especially because his vocals and lyrics fit the album concept wonderfully well. “Alone I pray for something I know will surely come, is this the dark before the dawn? I hear the voice that’s calling, says not to be afraid, fears that surround me fade away…”

“Follow The Light” continues on to follow the voice in Before The Dawn: “We reunite as the worlds collide. Fear is an illusion. We are your salvation. By eventide our journey begins, so heed the call and follow the light”. The worlds collide is a perfect analogy to our manipulated society. It pains me to see this, because I see the results of it in every aspect of our lives. How through fear people are led to create enemies out of fellow humans, and are capable of the worst atrocities against them. I have no idea if this will ever end, but I know I don’t want to be a part of the collide, so I follow the light above. The light that lets me see with real eyes what is going once you look at the big picture.

“Transhuman” is the ascension of our consciousness into a higher state of being. It is a slow, painful, confusing and chaotic process that requires breaking through paradigms deeply ingrained in our minds since the moment we are born. I took this concept to madman Jorgen Munkeby of the norwegian Blackjazz band SHINING who contributed with the most insane saxophone execution I have ever heard. He is an absolute genius!

“Army Of One” is the loud voice of frustration, anger and fear pulling back. A fear covered by a false fearlessness, for a man who truly has no fear has no need to attack or fight back. It’s easy to fall for it. The relentlessness of anger is very seductive. Pure, raw, unrestrained, and potentially devastating if not under control. Philosophical whatnots aside, I think this will make a great track for First Person Shooters!

“Monster” was the perfect counterpart for Army Of One. Originally a demo project by fellow producer Mario Malke who is an insanely talented Hard Techno producer, sound designer and drummer. He did it together with band APE. I liked how the lyrics say “the voices, we don’t need them at all” and “we’ve seen it all before”. Leaving anything behind always comes with a lot of pain, but once you’re on the other side, everything makes sense.

“Libertadores” is the final mourning of the dying world. It’s walking forward knowing that the pain might always linger, but there is no way to go but forward. To portray this, I based the song in the recent events of the Venezuelan rebellion, which ended in the assassination of Oscar Pérez with the use of a Rocket Launcher. Looking at this is something that still sends chills down my spine. How is it possible that men could carry such acts? What were their true motives? It’s not like we’re strangers to these atrocities as they have been very well documented, but one thing is to read a book or watch a documentary and another is to have it hit close to home. It is my farewell to the fight, my apology to the resistance and my homage to those who fell. I hope I never have to deal with it ever again.

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NIGHT CLUB Joining COMBICHRIST and WEDNESDAY 13 on EVERYBODY STILL HATES YOU Tour

Los Angeles based electronic duo NIGHT CLUBhas announced that they will be joining industrial legends COMBICHRIST and WEDNESDAY 13 on the upcoming US and European dates of the EVERYBODY STILL HATES YOU Tour in advance of their highly anticipated new album, Scary World. Due out August 24, 2018, Scary World will be made available for pre-order with the debut single / video for “Candy Coated Suicide” on the first day of the tour, May 18, 2018.

“We’re excited to get back on the road with our friends in Combichrist and play some songs from our upcoming album which is set for a Fall 2018 release. We’re releasing the first single, ‘Candy Coated Suicide,’ on May 18th in conjunction with the start of the tour.” – NIGHT CLUB

EVERYBODY STILL HATES YOU US Tour Dates:
05/18 @ The Glasshouse – Pomona, CA
05/19 @ Holy Diver – Sacramento, CA
05/20 @ Slims – San Francisco, CA
05/22 @ Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
05/23 @ Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
05/25 @ The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
05/26 @ The Oriental Theater – Denver, CO
05/29 @ Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN
05/30 @ The Miramar Theater – Milwaukee, WI
05/31 @ Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
06/01 @ The Machine Shop – Flint, MI
06/02 @ Grog Shop – Cleveland Heights, OH
06/05 @ Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY
06/06 @ Stanhope House – Stanhope, NJ
06/07 @ Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
06/08 @ The Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
06/09 @ The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
06/10 @ Brighton Music Hall – Brighton, MA
06/12 @ The Canal Club – Richmond, VA
06/13 @ The Blind Tiger – Greensboro – NC
06/14 @ Ground Zero – Spartanburg, SC
06/15 @ Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
06/16 @ Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
06/17 @ Brass Mug – Tampa, FL
06/19 @ Soundbar – Orlando, FL
06/20 @ Maverick’s – Jacksonville, FL
06/21 @ Parish at House of Blues – New Orleans, LA
06/22 @ Elysium – Austin, TX
06/23 @ White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX
06/24 @ Gas Monkey Live! – Dallas, TX
06/26 @ The Historic El Rey Theater – Albuquerque, NM
06/27 @ Club Red – Mesa, AZ
06/28 @ Beauty Bar – Las Vegas, NV
06/29 @ Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
06/30 @ Regent Theater – Los Angelas, CA

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A GATHERING OF NONE Release Official Lyric Video for “No Stone Left Unturned”!

Alternative Metal Band A GATHERING OF NONE has released the official lyric video for their single, “No Stone Left Unturned,” off of their newly released third album, One Last Grasp At Hope.

Vocalist/songwriter TB says, “The song ‘No Stone Left Unturned’ is somewhat autobiographical in that it’s about realizing you’ve made your fair share of mistakes and are trying to repair the damage those mistakes have caused. I’ve dealt with feeling that way numerous times in my life. The main idea is, as the very last line says, “and so you seek you’ll find”, meaning that if you’ve lost who you WERE, you have to take the necessary steps to rediscover that person and apply it to who you ARE now. There is a constant search for answers and a feeling of hopelessness in there that I think everyone can identify with, yet maintaining a positive outlook about your want and need to grow as a person.’

One Last Grasp At Hope is inadvertently a concept album when you get into the lyrical content along with the mood the individual songs create. Each track deals with an underlying sense of light at the end of the tunnel. There will always be moments of despair, sadness, anger, emptiness, happiness and joy. Each time you have any of those said moments though, one thing always remains, the hope we cling to for things to get better or to stay as life affirming and as joyous as they are at that very time and place. We grab at that every day. One last grasp at hope….”

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A Gathering of None are a quintet comprised of musicians from all over the north, southeast, and southwest United States. AGON began as a one-man project, with TB (formerly of horror punk underground icons Blitzkid) recording the 2013 EP “Purging Empty Promises” entirely on his own, performing all instruments as well as vocals. Their second release, the full length Nothing Left to Lose, in 2015 saw the addition of long time collaborator Chris White on drums and Justin Travis Osburn on guitar. A Gathering of None made their live debut in 2016, adding guitarist Jeff Grunn and bassist Ken Belcher to round out the lineup. This lineup returned to the studio to record AGON’s second full length release, 2018’s “One Last Grasp at Hope.”

AGON draw influence from a variety of musical styles including melodic punk, 90’s grunge and alternative, posthardcore, stoner rock, and progressive metal. Despite the breadth and diversity of backgrounds and influences, the band exists as five people all with the same goal in mind, to bring something nostalgic yet entirely modern and multifaceted to the heavy rock genre. If you like groove laden songs with heavy guitars, inhumanly proficient drums, prog rock bass lines, hooks a plenty, and more vocal harmonies than you can count, then you have just found your new favorite band.

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TB – guitars/lead vocals
Justin – backing vocals/guitars
Jeff – backing vocals/guitars
Ken – bass guitars
Chris – backing vocals/drums

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RAVEN BLACK Announce Pre-Order for Upcoming ’13’ Album, Due Out 5/10/2018

LA based Theatrical Metal Band RAVEN BLACK has announced the pre-order launch for their highly anticipated 2nd album, 13. The incredibly visual quartet has also released the pre-order for their debut comic book, A Dark Metal Carnival: The Beginning and has begun booking their Spring tour set to launch in May. “Monster” is available to stream NOW on Spotify and download on iTunes.

Track List:
1. Monster
2. Sticks n Stones
3. Nothing
4. Spider
5. Dollhouse
6. Break the Box
7. The Nobodies

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Exclusives:

Album Pre-order -free digital download of single “Monster” and first 100 receive exclusive “Monster” poster & sticker.

Comic Book Pre-order – Free autographed exclusive Variant Comic Page for first 100 preorders.

Tour Show Ticket Pre-Sale – Free autographed Exclusive RB Tour Poster – Special Edition (not for sale) & name entered for a Chance to win a RB VIP Package, $50 value. (Raffle to take place May 1, 2018 – LIVE FEED – Facebook)

A Voodoo Doctor “The Doctor” came across a girl who looked lost and scared, crying in the alley way behind his lab. He used his magic to turn her into a doll, but his spell was disrupted from her terrifying and taunting screams, she remained half human, half doll. As Raven lived in the dark world of the Doctor, she secretly learned his magic and conjured up a demon, Muppet, who she made her eternal protector and trapped him inside her heart. The Doctor and Muppet created Stitches to search for those who are looking to join our dark world in the 13th hour.

Raven Black released their first Single, “Died Inside” on September 7, 2013 at The Roxy, selling out the venue that night. They continued to work in the studio and released their first EP, “Midnight Dreary” in June 2014, successfully packed the house at the famous Viper Room.

The band was previously managed by Aaron Rossi (Grammy Nominated Drummer of Ministry/Prong), AJR Enterprises and worked with Grammy-Winning Producer Logan Mader (SoulFly/Machinehead/Five Finger Death Punch).

In October 2014, they revamped their line up and began working with Grammy Nominated Producer Ulrich Wild (Rob ZombieWhite ZombieAlice In ChainsBreaking BenjaminPanteraSeetherDethklokOtep, and more) on their new album. They then spent the next two years writing and then released their single “Seven Sins” in April 2016 and their EP Seven Sins in September 2016.

​Raven Black played the Corona Hell and Heaven Festival July 2016 in Mexico City, Mexico with headliners like RammsteinTwisted SisterGhost, Five Finger Death Punch, MushroomheadSelpulturaAlien Ant Farm and many others.

To end their summer, they played the 2016 DirtFest Festival in Michigan with headliners Killswitch EngageAsking AlexandriaHatebreedAttilaBorn of Osiris and many others.

Releasing their first Official EP with the new line up, Seven Sins EP dropped September 29, 2016 on the way out to tour with Mushroomhead, Sunflower DeadUnsaid Fate, and Death Division for Mushroomhead’s Annual Halloween Tour.

The 2017 year started very busy for Raven Black as they headed to Cleveland, OH to film their new music video with MonoBloc’s Josh Apple and Andrew Sparks, for “Twinkle Twinkle Little Scars”, Premiered by Revolver Magazineon April 13, 2017. A little horror version of their already theatrical presence in the metal community. “We wanted to have some blood in this one,” says Raven.

After a quick rest, Raven Black toured through the Southern parts of the U.S. on their way to SXSW. They played the Heart of Texas Rock Festival in March 2017. Winning fans from across mutiple genres at SXSW. Raven says, “I am so proud of being able to share our METAL music with other fans of country, hip hop and pop genres. I was so surprised and happy to see them buying our music. It was fun and the only thing missing was the big mosh pit, LOL, although there was a small handful of metalheads respresented this year at SXSW. “

​After returning back home to Los Angeles, the band quickly prepared for their first Headliner Tour, The Hex O’Clock Tour, which kicked off in Guadalajara, Mexico at the Roadhouse Voodoo Bar, July 7, 2017 and returned to the U.S. to begin their onth long tour throughout the U.S. from coast to coast.

​The Hex O’Clock Tour was a complete success and the band was able to visit so many new cities throughout the country, see their fans and play so many new venues. Sharing with their fans, new stage props, a few new songs and announcing their new album 13 in early Spring 2018.

​Raven Black just finished their 6-week across the U.S. tour supporting PsychostickArsonists Get All the Girls and Kissing Candice. The tour was amazing and the bands have developed life-long friends. Doesn’t always happen on tours, but it did this time.

​To end the 2017 year, Raven Black just announced their Preorder of the Comic Book – The Dark Metal Carnival – The Beginning – Issues 1-100. These pre-order comic books will be series sequenced from 1-100 and will release in print this Spring 2018. Only these first 100 issues will be numbered for the fans that preorder. The remaining prints after the first 100 will not be numbered.

They will be also releasing their 2nd Album on May 10, 2018, 13. In the studio in January and February, Raven Black will be working with Ulrich Wild, Wurm Group, once again to complete their next release this Spring 2018. Of course, this will surely mean a TOUR across the U.S. and performing the new tracks from 13. There will also be a new music video coming this early Summer.

​Who will they be touring with this Spring? It’s still a secret but one worth the wait! Stay tuned for the upcoming Tour dates!

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Echo Black Release Official Music Video for “Dawn”

New York based Dance Rock Band Echo Black has released the official music video for their single, “Dawn.” Directed by Chris Newhard, “Dawn” showcases the band’s vibrant, debut album of the same name.

“DAWN is very near and dear to our hearts for several reasons. The first and most obvious: it is our first album effort and we are extremely proud of the product we have created together. Secondly, this album was completely funded by our fans via Indiegogo; a fact that continues to humble us everyday. DAWN is introspective. It is theatrical, it is angry, it is mournful, it is joyous, and it is rebellious. We do our best to take into account all of our musical tastes when we write; DAWN is our coming of age story and is, justifiably, chock full of emotions, varied genres, and passion. We hope you love it as much as we do!” – Echo Black

Track List:
1. Overture: Silver Screens, Pt. 1
2. Dawn
3. Black Diamond
4. Checmicals
5. Poison Apple
6. Teach Me
7. Entr’acte: Silver Screens, Pt. 2
8. Prayers
9. Reckless Heart
10. Dance Floor Venom
11. My Own Worst Enemy
12. Finale: Fool’s Gold

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The Turn It To Eleven Tour with City of the Weak Dates:

04/07 @ The Drunk Horse Pub – Fayetteville, NC
04/19 @ The Blue Note – Tampa, FL
04/10 @ The Haven Lounge – Winter Park, FL
04/11 @ Rack’Em Spirits & Times – Cape Coral, FL
04/13 @ Carts, Bikers, & Babes Rally – Houston, TX
04/14 @ The Zone – Abilene, TX
04/15 @ Boozers Rockbar – Corpus Christie, TX
04/16 @ The Rail Club – Fort Worth, TX
04/17 @ Red Brick Bar – Norman, OK
04/18 @ Hero’s – Fort Smith, AR
04/19 @ Aftershock Live – Merriam, KS
04/20 @ The Phoenix Lounge – Sioux Falls, SD
04/21 @ Lifers – Algona, IA
04/24 @ Bayso’s – Grayson, KY
04/26 @ Hijynx – Fort Atkinson, WI
04/27 @ The Music Factory w/ Super Bob – Battle Creek, MI
04/28 @ Ground Floor 2.0 – Williamsport, PA
04/29 @ Therapy Cafe – Dayton, OH
04/30 @ Mohawk Place – Buffalo, NY
05/02 @ Asbury Park Music Foundation – Asbury Park, New Jersey
05/03 @ Voltage Lounge – Philadelphia, PA
05/04 @ The Knitting Factory – New York, NY
05/05 @ 37th and Zen – Norfolk, VA

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Formed by front-man Danny Blu in 2015, Echo Black is a dance rock band based in New York City. Drawing on the differing influences of each unique member, Echo Black sets out to make evocative and visceral music you can feel in your bones.

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VENDETTA RED Announce New Album, ‘Quinceañera’

Seattle Alternative Rock Band VENDETTA RED has announced the release of their first full length album since 2005, Quinceañera, which is set to release April 13th via Cleopatra Records.

Click HERE to Pre-Order Quinceañera!

Vendetta Red with He Is We Tour Dates
03/16 @ Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT
03/17 @ The Shredder – Boise, ID
03/18 @ The Big Dipper – Spokane, WA
03/19 @ Hawthorne Lounge – Portland, OR

Vendetta Red with Puddle Of Mudd Tour Dates:
04/27 @ Herman’s Hideaway – Denver, CO
04/28 @ Sunshine Studios Live – Colorado Springs, CO
04/29 @ Liquid Joe’s – Salt Lake City, UT

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GEARS Release Official Music Video for “King”

Miami, FL hard rock band GEARS has released the Official Music Video for their track, “King,” the first single off of their upcoming EP.

“Society has become so soft and forgiving, that’s not necessarily a bad thing, but sometimes you can’t just live and let live. Sometimes you have to confront those that stand between you and what you want to achieve. It’s not always pretty, and it’s not always peaceful, but not everything can be resolved using our inside voices.” – Jimmy Wooten

Click HERE to Download / Stream “King”

Miami based hard/heavy rock act GEARS isn’t your average start-up garage band. Despite being confronted with a near disastrous setback at the cusp of their debut, headlining tour, jarring line-up changes, and financial challenges, the band has persevered and rebuilt.

Founded in February 2014, Trip 6 (Urban Rebel), Eli Parker (Endo), Tommy Herres (SCARLET CARSON) and Jimmy Wooten (SKINMASK) were all looking for new projects as their old ones had run their course.

We all wanted to do something more modern, but still rang true to our influences. Something that we could aggressively market and tour on. So, we all met up in Miami after months of talking about doing something together and what came out was the first EP, “Set in Motion.”

They released Set in Motion in May 2014, immediately launching into their first headline run with support from I-Exist. Just three days into the tour, their equipment trailer disconnected, resulting in a massive, horrific accident; not only did they lose their gear, but the tour van was totaled and the band members sustained serious injury. In spite of this tremendous blow, the group endured and continued the tour without missing a beat.

Later it developed that two of the founding members were unable to continue, leaving the band reeling and having to replace them with skilled, compatible substitutes:

I was talking with a mutual friend, Joe Taback (12 Gauge Embrace) about needing a guitar player for GEARS because we let go of Eli and he suggested Bobby Thomas. I called him and showed him the songs and he was ready to go. As far as bass, I knew Chris from when Needlemouth was a thing out in Cali and I always liked his playing and he was super laid back & cool. I knew both of these dudes were definite upgrades at their instruments and were a better fit personality wise than what we had to deal with previously.

In June 2015, Wooten and Six teamed with Corey Lowery (Saint AsoniaStuck MojoStereomudDark New Day) and Troy Mclawhorn(EvanescenceSeetherDark New Day) on their new EP Pride Comes Before the Fall, and announced the addition of new members Bobby Thomas and Chris Dorame.

They hit the road for their Riser Tour, once again with I-Exist, in July, wrapping up the run in September, but kept the momentum going with the digital release and lyric video for their debut single off of P_ride Comes Before the Fall_, “Face Down”. The band rounded out the year with the release of their much anticipated sophomore EP on November 10th, with a tour in January 2016.

Before spending most of 2017 touring with the likes of The Bunny The BearSeasons After and Bridge to Grace, Trip and Jimmy went back into the studio with Corey Lowery to begin working on new music. “KING” is the first single released to come out of those sessions and also features Clint Lowery on guitar.

We’re still moving forward and, despite everything that has been an obstacle in the short time we’ve been a band, everything still keeps growing and getting better.

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