Hard Rock outfit EYES SET TO KILL have released the first offering from their upcoming, soon to be announced, new record. The band’s new single, “Break” is available now to stream/purchase on Spotify and iTunes. In addition to the new single, Eyes Set To Kill will also embark on the “Break Into Action” tour this Spring; with support coming from Bad Seed Rising & The Nearly Deads.
Eyes Set To Kill is also thrilled to share that Tiaday Ball (of The World Over) has joined the band as their new bassist. Additionally, the band has welcomed their long standing touring guitarist, A.J Bartholomew, as an official member.
Speaking about their upcoming tour dates, Eyes Set To Kill lead vocalist Alexia Rodriguez states, “We are excited to be playing some brand new jams on this tour in support of our album coming out later this year and are lucky to be heading out on tour with a lineup full of bands fronted by badass, talented women from the underground rock scene.”
EYES SET TO KILL: The “Break Into Action” Tour (Ticket On Sale Dates)
Tuesday, March 28th @10am PST – Soundrink VIP On-Sale (Break.soundrink.com)
Wednesday, March 29th @10am local time (General On-Sale via all other outlets)
RIGHTEOUS VENDETTA are pleased to announce the release of their major label debut record, Cursed, which is out now on Century Media. The Wyoming based metalcore outfit have invested both admirable time and effort into their new record, which is reflected by a collection of thirteen songs that are equal parts powerful in their heaviness, contagiously catchy, and emotionally pertinent. Cursed is the follow up to the band’s independent releases, ‘The Fire Inside’ (2013) and ‘Defiance (EP)’ (2014).
Speaking about the release of Cursed and the band’s journey to this point, Righteous Vendetta lead vocalist Ryan Hayes comments,
“It has been a long road to get to this day. We are extremely proud and even more excited to release Cursed to the world. This album is a culmination of literal years of hard work, perseverance, and an extreme dedication to the love of music. We hope this album speaks to people on many levels and gets those fists pumping and heads bobbing.”
Cursed is available now for purchase at various retailers (iTunes, Amazon, Apple Music, Spotify, FYE & Google Play) via this link: http://smarturl.it/RVCURSED
Fans can also stream the new record on YouTube by visiting the link below.
“Cursed is a shamelessly polished, evilly catchy record. And with anthemic choruses the name of the game, it’s easy to imagine these songs being belted out in the largest possible venues, with legions of teens rabidly screaming every word back at vocalist Ryan Hayes.”
– Outburn Magazine
“Righteous Vendetta has returned after three years away with a new arsenal of songs that run the gamut from vicious to valiant and inspiring. Old fans will definitely notice the tendency towards the heavy, but hopefully be content with the balance of harmonies and well-layered melodies enough to enjoy the record as a whole.”
– Cryptic Rock
RIGHTEOUS VENDETTA have previously toured with The Devil Wears Prada, Of Mice & Men, August Burns Red, Parkway Drive, Impending Doom, 10 Years, Like A Storm, Stitched Up Heart and TRAPT, and will be hitting the road again this Spring.
Righteous Vendetta – US Tour Dates
Friday, March 17th – Janesville, WI @ Backbar
Saturday, March 18th – Stevens Point, WI @ Live On Main
Sunday, March 19th – St. Louis, MO @ Firebird
Tuesday, March 21st – Omaha, NE @ Lookout Lounge
KROQ PRESENTS: TRAVIS BARKER’S MUSINK
BAND PERFORMANCE TIMES &
EXPANDED LIST OF TATTOO ARTISTS ANNOUNCED FOR
THREE-DAY TATTOO CONVENTION, CAR SHOW & CONCERT
MARCH 17, 18, 19 AT OC FAIR & EVENT CENTER IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
FEATURING PERFORMANCES BY NOFX, THE USED,
BAD RELIGION, PENNYWISE & MORE
The band performance times and an expanded list of tattoo artists from around the world have been announced for America’s largest tattoo and music festival, Travis Barker’s MUSINK, presented by KROQ, March 17, 18, and 19 at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, CA.
Now in its 10th year, the three-day tattoo convention, car show and concert will feature hundreds of world-renowned tattoo artists, Famous Stars and Straps presents the Low ‘N’ Slow Car Show, a vendor village and music from NOFX, The Used, Bad Religion, Pennywise, and more.
An impressive partial list of tattoo artists for MUSINK can be seen below. Participants include: Robert Atkinson, Jack Rudy, Nikko Hurtado, Little Linda, Juan Puente, Small Paul Stottler, Yushi Holie Glory, Marc Jackson, Fabian Iezzi, Franco Vescovi, Baba, Eddie Tana, Gold Rush Tattoo, Corey Miller, Britton McFetridge, Freddy Negrete, Alex Trufant, Charlie Roberts, Eric Gonzalez, Chuey Quintanar, Norm, Big Sleeps, Frank Whittington, Shawn Barber, Kim Saigh, Lynn King, Big Gus, Bob Tyrrell, Rich Pineda, Julius Vargas, Steve Schultz, Gary Elsworth, Brian Gonzalez, Carlos Macias, Tattoo Louie, John Caleb, Mando Islas, London Reese, Josh Woods, Chris Earl and many more.
Famous Stars and Straps and Tribal Streetwear will present The Low ‘N’ Slow Car Show at MUSINK. The show will display the best selection of custom rides, American classics and lowriders in Southern California, handpicked by Travis Barker and Bobby Tribal.
The band performance times for MUSINK are as follows:
Friday, March 17
8:55 PM NOFX
7:45 PM The Vandals
6:40 PM Lagwagon
5:40 PM A Wilhelm Scream
Saturday, March 18
8:55 PM The Used
7:40 PM Glassjaw
6:40 PM Goldfinger
5:45 PM Story of the Year
4:55 PM Hell or Highwater
Sunday, March 19
7:55 PM Bad Religion
6:25 PM Pennywise
6:05 PM Miss MUSINK
5:10 PM Swingin’ Utters
4:20 PM Unwritten Law
A number of general admission and VIP ticketing options are available for purchase at www.MusinkFest.com.
For those looking for a unique experience, a MUSINK / United The United charity auction benefitting The Pathway Home, Hope For The Warriors, One MAPS and Infinite Hero Foundation is now underway. The auction features exclusive offerings such as: onstage / side stage viewing of one of the performing bands, two backstage dinner vouchers, and a behind the scenes guided group tour. Visit http://www.ebay.com/usr/unitetheunited for details and to bid on the auction items.
MUSINK hours are 3:00 PM – 10:00 PM on Friday, March 17, 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM on Saturday, March 18, and 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM on Sunday, March 19. All ages are welcome, and kids 7 years old and under get in free.
MUSINK 2017 is produced by Bill Hardie, Travis Barker, John Reese, and Sean Akhavan. MUSINKpartners include: Rockstar Energy Drink, DIXXON Flannel Company, Golden Crown Barber Shop, Famous Stars and Straps, Johnny’s Saloon, Tecate, Deep Eddy Vodka, Weinerschnitzel, Naked Juice, Cosmic Fog, Sullen, Second Floor, and Bishop Rotary.
The OC Fair & Event Center is centrally located in Southern California, just off the 405 and 55 freeways at 88 Fair Drive in Costa Mesa. The venue is convenient to all in Orange County, as well as Los Angeles, San Diego, San Bernardino and Riverside Counties. John Wayne Airport in Irvine, CA is also easily accessible for those traveling from other parts of the U.S. and the world.
For more information on MUSINK, please visit:
THE STARBREAKERS made their debut at The Viper Room in West Hollywood, California on Saturday March 11. The all-star cover band which features five of the most talented female musicians in the Los Angeles area played to a sold out crowd. They unleashed their take on some metal classic by such bands as Dio, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden and Alice Cooper.
Nita Strauss originally invited Jill, Courtney and Lindsay to play on a few Iron Maiden songs at Lucky Strike in Hollywood for her birthday bash. Emily joined up a few weeks later as so began The Starbreakers.
According to guitarist Nita Strauss, when asked if they would do any original material, “It’s just a fun side project for us while we have free time between our main bands.”
A couple guests joined them as well. Alicia Vigil (VIGIL OF WAR) on bass during “Welcome to the Jungle” and Katt Scarlett (FEMME FATALE) backing vocals for “Poison.”
THE STARBREAKERS are: Jill Janus (HUNTRESS, CHELSEA GIRLS) – Vocals, Nita Strauss (ALICE COOPER, THE IRON MAIDENS) – Guitar, Courtney Cox (THE IRON MAIDENS, FEMME FATALE) – Guitar, Lindsay Martin (THE AVIATORS, GLAM SKANKS) – Drums and Emily Ruvidich (MISTY DAY) – Bass.
Ace of Spades (Motorhead)
Bark at the Moon (Ozzy Osbourne)
Holy Diver (Dio)
Number of the Beast (Iron Maiden)
Welcome to the Jungle (Guns ‘N Roses)
Poison (Alice Cooper)
Lindsay Martin Drum Solo
Painkiller (Judas Priest)
Master of Puppets (Metallica)
Kick Start My Heart (Motley Crue)
Los Angeles, Ca
March 09, 2017
The Belasco Theater
With numerous sold out dates, the second leg of Skilletʼs “Unleashed” tour is now on the last dates until the Little Rock, AR show on March 24th marks the end of the line for this run. The band will have numerous major festival appearances yet marking another milestone of their already successful career as one of the most hard-working bands in rock and one of the most acclaimed and award-winning Christian bands in history. During the Belasco show, we witnessed the vast diversity of Skilletʼs fan base. From Young kids who attended the show with their parents to the teens and adults who feel identified with their message and positive energy.
Do not be fooled, seeing kids and moms in the crowd does not mean you wonʼt have a rocking good time. Everything from their anthem-like songs to the music-synced lighting (awesome job lighting guy) and energy displayed through each and every one of their upbeat songs makes the purchase your ticket one of the most memorable and satisfying investments when it comes to rock shows.
“Unconventional” is probably one of my favorite words to describe Skilletʼs shows. John Cooper (Vocals/bass) during certain songs drops his instrument to focus on the mic only and get closer to the crowd, Korey Cooper will steal your attention on stage right switching between guitars, keys and backup vocals, this dynamic duo (marriage) is one of my favorite aspects as pillars of the band. Seth Seth Morrison on stage left is in charge of the leads (guitar) and his charm (I noticed) had some of the young crowdʼs attention who prefer the 6-string performers and last but not least, miss Jen Ledger, in the back on the drums who can not only hit those skins and cymbals with some fierce power but also takes a break from her duty to sing and lead vocals for a few minutes and who also adds backup vocals during various songs in their set.
The meet and greet experiences (available as an upgrade) have become a fan- favorite opportunity to have a photo opportunity with their rock n roll heroes.
To name all the awards and nominations this band has been part of reflects the quality of not only their dedication as performers but also as people that bring a positive message to the crowd with their music… or a rocking attitude with tons of feel-good sounds.
Visit www.Skillet.com/tour for the remaining dates and make sure you upgrade your experience for the meet and greet opportunities.
By Enrique Nuñez
Alter Bridge at the Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA
Alter Bridge is brilliant. It shows not only in their studio recordings, but also in the vitality of their live performances. The band is full of energy and along with great sound quality; they are not over-produced with a bunch of fancy sets. It’s all about the music and interaction with the audience. Throughout the evening, the crowd proved to be anything but typical. Normally, when a singer turns the microphone to the audience, the energy in the room drops drastically. However the Alter Bridge crowd was fanatically singing in unison.
Featuring songs from their latest album “The Last Hero”, released last October, and sprinkled with many of their most beloved tunes such as “Open Your Eyes,” “Metalingus,” “Blackbird” and the acoustic Kennedy-only ballad “Watch over You,” the only slowed down moment in an otherwise high energy set.
With Scott Phillips on percussion, Brian Marshall on bass, Mark Tremonti on guitar and vocals, and Myles Kennedy on guitar and lead vocals, Alter Bridge delivered an impeccable performance to their fans. The rhythm section of Phillips and Marshall is an absolutely perfect platform for the masterful guitar work of Tremonti and Kennedy. They are extremely dynamic and locked-in tempo to the nuances of their songs. Watching and hearing this quartet play is undoubtedly a great pleasure for anyone that appreciates good music.
The love put into their music that both the band and its fans share with one another was undeniably shown in their performance on this night. The band performed a two-hour set with an encore that included “Show Me a Leader” and “Rise Today.”
They may be a million-selling rock band, but there’s no denying the talent on the stage. If they are in your town, it’s a must see performance that you won’t regret seeing.
The Writing on the Wall
Come to Life
Farther Than the Sun
Addicted to Pain
Ghost of Days Gone By
Cry of Achilles
Slip to the Void
Ties That Bind
Island of Fools
Watch Over You
Open Your Eyes
Show Me a Leader
First off thank you to every one that joined us at NAMM and the NAMM JAM we had some great bands come by the booth this year and got to meet some really cool companies! Below are some of the photos from the fun that took place… NAMM of course is to big and has so much going but please enjoy these galleries of some of the happenings of NAMM and tell next year!
Crowbar, GoatWhore, Superjoint, & Many More Feb 3-5 at Siberia NOLA & Poorboys, Benefiting Eyehategod’s Mike IX Williams
New Orleans metal masters come together for three nights to support their brother, Mike IX Williams, singer of Eyehategod.
Williams was diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver in December of 2014. Fans have continued to raise funds though YouCaring reaching over $70,000 with a $150,000 goal to pay for medical expenses and medications. You can make your donation to Mike at https://www.youcaring.com/mikeixwilliams-695413
The Feb 3-5 benefit, which includes Eyehategod, will take place at Siberia and Poor Boys in New Orleans.
IX Lives IX Lives
For The Sick
or can be purchased at door.
Another way you can support Mike is by purchasing merchandise: http://www.indiemerchstore.com/brand/mike-ix
Great news for fans, just announced Mike IX Williams will be hitting the stage in April, rejoining Eyehategod at the Berserker Fest taking place at the Crofoot in Pontiac, Michigan on April 14,15 2017.
Follow official Eyehategod FB page for updates: www.facebook.com/OfficialEyeHateGod
By Evlin Lake