Playing To Vapors release New Music Video “Whisper.”

PLAYING TO VAPORS

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Playing To Vapors is based out of Ohio with Luke Harris Vocals/Guitar, bassist Zack Cramp, guitarist
Mike Stokes, drummer Daron DiSabato and guitarist Josiah DePaso.  On May 17th they released their new Music Video directed and animated by Ryan Steve Harris (click on name to visit his site).

These boys have a signature indie sound that captivates fans from all around. They are taking Alt Rock to a whole new level and we love it. Not only is the combination of the sound that captures ones attention, it’s also the lyrics. Lyrics that tell stories, or simply move you. Pick up an issue of our next mag to see and read more on the band. Until now, enjoy the images provided by Jessica Howell

If you haven’t seen or heard Playing To Vapors- check out the music video “Whisper.”

Pictures from their official music video release party.

 

TOUR DATES:

May 29 – Rumba Café – Columbus, OH

June 5 – Happy Dog – Cleveland, OH

June 6 – Sawyer Point, Yeatmans Cove – Cincinnati, OH

June 19 – Ace Of Cups – Columbus, OH

September 5 – Fashion Meets Music Festival – Columbus, OH

FOR MORE INFO ON THE BAND:

Site: playingtovapors.com

Twitter: @playingtovapors

Facebook: facebook.com/playingtovapors

Bandcamp: playingtovapors.bandcamp.com

ARCH ENEMY to headline “Summer Slaughter 2015″ North American tour

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Currently on the road in Europe in support of 2014’s War Eternal, extreme metal titans ARCH ENEMY will return to North America this July/August to headline the 2015 installment of “Summer Slaughter”! Featuring BORN OF OSIRIS, VEIL OF MAYA, THE ACACIA STRAIN, OBSCURA, AFTER THE BURIAL, CATTLE DECAPITATION, and BEYOND CREATION as support, this tour will mark the band’s second North American run on this album cycle – but the first stateside trek to feature new guitarist Jeff Loomis.

ARCH ENEMY founder and guitarist Michael Amott comments: “Very pleased to be returning to North America on our current ‘War Eternal’ campaign…It’s an absolute honor to headline the 2015 edition of the legendary Summer Slaughter tour! See you all very soon!”

“Summer Slaughter 2015″ tour dates feat. ARCH ENEMY, BORN OF OSIRIS, VEIL OF MAYA, THE ACACIA STRAIN, OBSCURA, AFTER THE BURIAL, CATTLE DECAPITATION, BEYOND CREATION
July 28, 2015 – The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
July 30, 2015 – Val Air Ballroom – Des Moines, IA
July 31, 2015 – Skyway Theater – Minneapolis, MN
Aug. 1, 2015 – Mojoes – Joliet, IL
Aug. 2, 2015 – The Agora Theatre – Cleveland, OH
Aug. 3, 2015 – The Northland Performing Arts Center – Columbus, OH
Aug. 5, 2015 – Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA
Aug. 7, 2015 – Heavy MTL – Montreal, QC
Aug. 8, 2015 – The Palladium – Worcester, MA
Aug. 9, 2015 – Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
Aug. 12, 2015 – Webster Hall – New York, NY w/ The All Stars Tour
Aug. 13, 2015 – Rams Head Live – Baltimore, MD
Aug. 15, 2015 – The International – Knoxville, TN
Aug. 17, 2015 – Gas Monkey Live! – Dallas, TX
Aug. 18, 2015 – Empire Control Room & Garage – Austin, TX
Aug. 20, 2015 – The Marquee – Tempe, AZ
Aug. 21, 2015 – House of Blues – San Diego, CA
Aug. 22, 2015 – City National Grove Of Anaheim – Anaheim, CA
Aug. 23, 2015 – The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA

More dates coming soon!

For a preview of War Eternal, be sure to check out the recently released single, “Stolen Life (2015 Version)”, which was re-recorded with additional lead/solo parts by Jeff Loomis (the original version of the song was included on the album): https://youtu.be/gB4uhCqOH2k

To purchase “Stolen Life (2015 Version)”, please visit iTunes or Amazon.

ARCH ENEMY live in Europe:
May 22, 2015 – Hardclub – Porto, Portugal*
May 23, 2015 – Capitol – Santiago de Compostela*
May 31, 2015 – Komma – Wörgl, Austria (support by DRONE)
June 1, 2015 – Barba Negra Track – Budapest, Hungary (support by DRONE)
June 3, 2015 – Orpheum – Graz, Austria*
(*=supported by UNEARTH and DRONE)

June 4, 2015 – Out & Loud Festival – Geiselwind, Germany
June 5, 2015 – Metalfest Open Air – Pilsen, Czech Republic
June 6, 2015 – Plein Air de Rock Festival – Jarny, France
June 19, 2015 – Nummirock Metal Festival – Nummijarvi, Finland
June 20, 2015 – Graspop Metal Meeting – Dessel, Belgium
June 21, 2015 – Hellfest – Clisson, France
June 25, 2015 – Bravalla Festival – Norrköping, Sweden
June 26, 2015 – TopFest – Piestany, Slovakia
July 3, 2015 – Pfeffelbach Open Air – Pfeffelbach, Germany
July 5, 2015 – With Full Force Festival – Roitzschjora, Germany
July 17, 2015 – Metal Collision Festival – Frankfurt, Germany
July 18, 2015 – Dynamo Metal Fest – Eindhoven, Netherlands
July 19, 2015 – Two Days A Week Festival – Wiesen, Austria
July 23, 2015 – Metaldays – Tolmin, Slovenia
July 24, 2015 – Lanzenanger Festival – Burglengenfeld, Germany
August 27 – 31, 2015 – Full Metal Cruise III, Scandinavia
August 31, 2015 – Headbangers Weekend – Istanbul, Turkey

Nov. 13, 2015 – Principal Club Theater, Greece
Nov. 14, 2015 – Gargarin 205 – Athens, Greece

NIGHTWISH, ARCH ENEMY, AMORPHIS “Endless Forms Most Beautiful” European tour 2015
Nov. 16, 2015 – Falconer – Copenhagen, Denmark
Nov. 18, 2015 – O2 World – Hamburg, Germany
Nov. 19, 2015 – Heineken Music Hall – Amsterdam, Netherlands
Nov. 20, 2015 – Heineken Music Hall – Amsterdam, Netherlands
Nov. 21, 2015 – König-Pilsener-Arena – Oberhausen, Germany
Nov. 23, 2015 – Hall Tony Garnier – Lyon, France
Nov. 25, 2015 – POPB-Bercy – Paris, France
Nov. 26, 2015 – Le Zénith – Toulouse, France
Nov. 28, 2015 – St. Jakobshalle – Basel, Switzerland
Nov. 29, 2015 – Unipol Arena – Bologna, Italy
Dec. 1, 2015 – Zenith – Munich, Germany
Dec. 3, 2015 – Schleyerhalle – Stuttgart, Germany
Dec. 4, 2015 – Jahrhunderthalle – Frankfurt, Germany
Dec. 5, 2015 – Arena – Nürnberg, Germany
Dec. 7, 2015 – Tip Sport Arena Prague – Prague, Czech Republic
Dec. 10, 2015 – Polivalenta Hall – Bucharest, Romania
Dec. 14, 2015 – Arena – Leipzig, Germany
Dec. 15, 2015 – Max – Schmeling-Halle – Berlin, Germany
Dec. 16, 2015 – Rockhal – Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Dec. 17, 2015 – Lotto Arena – Antwerp, Belgium
Dec. 19, 2015 – Wembley Arena – London, UK

For ticket buy links, please visit: www.archenemy.net

ARCH ENEMY online:
http://www.archenemy.net/
https://www.facebook.com/archenemyofficial
https://www.youtube.com/user/archenemyofficial
https://twitter.com/archenemymetal

Get Your Tickets this Weekend! ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL Launches “Get One, Give One” in Honor of U.S. Military Personnel

Get Your Tickets this Weekend!
ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL Launches “Get One, Give One” in Honor of U.S. Military Personnel

BEGINNING TODAY, May 22 @ 10:00am Local Time:

For every ticket purchased, a ticket will be donated to a military service member in your city!
www.rockstarmayhemfest.com

 

 

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2015 Line-Up:
SLAYER
King Diamond
HELLYEAH, The Devil Wears Prada, Whitechapel
Thy Art Is Murder, Jungle Rot, Sister Sin, Sworn In
Shattered Sun, Feed Her To The Sharks, Code Orange, Kissing Candice

Watch the Official 2015 ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL Sizzle Reel Here

The world’s biggest heavy music touring festival, the 8th annual ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL, recently announced its blistering heavy metal and hard rock line-up. Featuring 13 bands performing on the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAIN STAGE and the VICTORY RECORDS STAGE, the festival will feature five-time-nominated, two-time Grammy winning legends Slayer as headliners, as well as additional performances from King Diamond, HELLYEAH, The Devil Wears Prada, Whitechapel, Thy Art Is Murder, Jungle Rot, Sister Sin, Sworn In, Shattered Sun, Feed Her To The Sharks, Code Orange and Kissing Candice.

It’s no secret that the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL supports our nation’s military servicemen and women without hesitation. The festival is kicking off this Memorial Day weekend with a special “Get One, Give One” ticket offer, beginning today, Friday, May 22 at 10:00am local time. For every ticket purchased over Memorial Day weekend, the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL will donate a ticket to a military organization in that city so that a current or former service member can also go to the local show. What a great way to rock out and support the troops! Hurry – the deal ends on Monday, May 25 at 10:00pm local time!

One Ticket Purchased = One Ticket Donated, it’s that simple! Please note that this “Get One, Give One” ticket offer is not valid in Boise, Council Bluffs, Gilford, New Braunfels (San Antonio), Toronto and Milwaukee markets.

Tickets for the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL are on sale now for all markets! Get your tickets now via www.rockstarmayhemfest.com.

The festival will kick off on June 26th at Sleep Train Amphitheater in San Diego, CA and ends at Gexa Energy Amphitheater in Dallas, TX on August 2nd. See below for all confirmed tour dates.

2015 ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL:
6/26 – San Diego, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheater
6/27 – San Bernardino, CA @ San Manuel Amphitheater
6/28 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheater
6/30 – Auburn, WA (Seattle) @ White River Amphitheater
7/1 – Boise, ID @ Idaho Center Amphitheater
7/3 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Amphitheater
7/4 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater
7/5 – Denver, CO @ Red Rocks
7/7 – Council Bluffs, IA @ Harrah’s Council Bluffs
7/8 – Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
7/10 – Noblesville, IN (Indianapolis) @ Kilpsch Amphitheater
7/11 – Clarkston, MI (Detroit) @ DTE Energy Amphitheater
7/12 – Tinley Park, IL (Chicago) @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheater
7/15 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
7/17 – Camden, NJ (Philadelphia) @ Susquehanna Bank Arts Center
7/18 – Burgettstown, PA (Pittsburgh) @ First Niagara Pavilion
7/19 – Hartford, CT @ Xfinity Theatre
7/21 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
7/22 – Gilford, NH @ Meadowbrook (Bank of NH Pavilion)
7/24 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
7/25 – Boston, MA @ Xfinity Center
7/26 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach
7/29 – Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood
7/31 – San Antonio, TX @ Whitewater Amphitheater
8/1 – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
8/2 – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Amphitheater

* Lineups in each city may vary. Go to www.rockstarmayhemfest.com for full lineup details.

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LOUDWIRE MUSIC FESTIVAL: DAILY LINE-UP ANNOUNCED!

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LOUDWIRE MUSIC FESTIVAL:

DAILY LINE-UP

ANNOUNCED FOR

THREE DAY, MULTI-STAGE ROCK FESTIVAL

JUNE 26, 27, AND 28

AT JAM RANCH IN GRAND JUNCTION, COLORADO

LINKIN PARK, ROB ZOMBIE AND WEEZER

LEAD BILL OF MORE THAN 25 ACTS

FESTIVITIES KICK-OFF THURSDAY

AT PRE-FEST CAMPGROUND PARTY

FEATURING LIVE PERFORMANCES

 

 

Excitement for the first-ever LOUDWIRE MUSIC FESTIVAL–the three-day, multi-stage rock event set for Friday, June 26-Sunday, June 28 at Jam Ranch near Grand Junction, CO–is building with the announcement of a Thursday, June 25 pre-fest Campground Party.  The pre-party addition comes as the LOUDWIRE MUSIC FESTIVAL daily line-up has been revealed for the three day, multi-stage rock event.

The weekend will kick-off with the LOUDWIRE MUSIC FESTIVAL Campground Party.  The campgrounds will open for advance entry from 7:00 AM-12:00 midnight on Thursday (6/25), giving festival-goers who have purchased camping passes the opportunity to avoid lines with access to the site for early set-up.  The Campground Party–taking place from 5:30-10:00 PM at the “B” Stage–will feature live performances from We Are Harlot, Fit For Rivals, and Dead Cowboyz with beverages available for sale.

The LOUDWIRE MUSIC FESTIVAL daily line-up–led by headliners Linkin Park, Rob Zombie and Weezer and more than 25 of the leading rock acts in the world–is as follows:

 

Friday, June 26

 

Main stage

3:30 PM:  ONE – The Only Tribute to Metallica

5:00 PM:  In This Moment

7:15 PM:  Theory of a Deadman

9:30 PM:  Weezer

 

“B” Stage

6:10 PM:  Vajra

11:15 PM: 3 Pill Morning

 

“C” Stage

4:30 PM:  Zamtrip

8:30 PM:  The Blackfires

 

Saturday, June 27

 

Main stage

1:00 PM:  The Comedown

2:00 PM:  The Chimpz

3:30 PM:  Nothing More

5:00 PM:  Chevelle

7:15 PM:  A Day to Remember

9:30 PM:  Linkin Park

 

“B” Stage

6:10 PM:  The Chimpz

11:15 PM: Wayland

 

“C” Stage

4:30 PM:  Splitfist

8:30 PM:  Otherwise

 

Sunday, June 28

 

Main stage

12:15 PM: Bobaflex

1:00 PM:  Hoobastank

2:30 PM:  All That Remains

4:30 PM:  Hinder

6:30 PM:  Halestorm

8:30 PM:  Rob Zombie

 

“B” Stage

5:30 PM:  Bobaflex

10:00 PM: Righteous Vendetta

 

“C” Stage

3:30 PM:  Menew

7:30 PM:  Scarlet & The Harlots

 

 

LOUDWIRE MUSIC FESTIVAL offers concertgoers a variety of ticketing and camping options, including daily tickets being offered for the first time, starting at $59 for Friday and $69 each for Saturday and Sunday  For LOUDWIRE fans looking to stay on site at the Jam Ranch, camping scenarios include a fully immersive weekend with the festival’s on-site camping selections ranging from standard (within walking distance to the festival grounds) starting at $115 to premier (the closest camping to the festival grounds) and VIP (campgrounds for VIP ticket holders only, close to festival grounds) starting at $200.  Meanwhile, weekend ticketing options include General Admission passes for $115, Reserved Seating starts at $245 and the VIP Seating & Experience packagesbegin at $430. Additional festival information, including all ticketing and camping options, can be found here. Stay connected with up-to-date information on the LOUDWIRE MUSIC FESTIVAL by following on Facebook or @LoudwireFest on Twitter.

Produced by Townsquare Media, Inc., owners of Loudwire.com, one of the leading websites in the rockworld, the LOUDWIRE MUSIC FESTIVAL will feature some of the world’s greatest rock bands from all genres of rockhard, classic, alternative, metal and indie-performing across three stages with the goal to create the most dynamic, interesting and fun rock music festival in the West.

About Townsquare Media:

Townsquare Media, Inc. is an integrated and diversified media and entertainment and digital marketing services company that owns and operates market leading radio stations, digital and social properties, and live events in small and mid-sized markets across the United States, delivering national scale and expertise to the communities it serves on a local level.  The Company owns and operates 311 radio stations, over 325 search engine and mobile-optimized local websites, and approximately 500 live events in 66 small and mid-sized U.S. markets, making Townsquare Media the third largest owner of radio stations in the United States by number of radio stations owned.  The Company supplements its local offerings with the nationwide reach of our owned, operated, and affiliated music and entertainment websites, which, on a combined basis, attracted approximately 80 million U.S. based unique visitors in September 2014, as well as certain large-scale live events. For more information, please visit www.townsquaremedia.com.

 

Kamelot with DragonForce in Anaheim May 15, 2015

Kamelot had special guests- DragonForce open up and tour along. From the very first song, they went all out, getting the crowd pumped, winning over all kinds of new fans, and leaving old ones with a night to remember.

IF there is one thing about Kamelot that people will talk about, is their performance. Not only does the crowd sing along to, but they can be seen jumping and screaming along to their music, they leave the crowd with an adrenaline whether you’re sober or not. Kamelot returned to North American to tour in support of their new album Haven- to order please visit: http://www.kamelot.com/

Stay tuned for more details and interview with Kamelot on our next issue, with selected images and interview by Michael Mullenix. 

 

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Meanwhile  relive the moment, or see for yourself what you missed out on with these images provided by Michael Mullenix.

 

Be sure to catch these guys on a tour near you. Their North American tour is not done yet! There’s still dates you can catch them on if near you.

11053906_1056092737734297_372608941284960012_nBe sure to check out their latest KAMELOT Making Of INSOMNIA – Behind The Scenes

and for the official KAMELOT – Insomnia (Official Video) | Napalm Records

Who is Kamelot?

Thomas Youngblood – guitars.

Casey Grillo – drums.

Oliver Palotai – keyboards.

Sean Tibbetts – bass.

Tommy Karevik – vocals.

www.kamelot.com

 

 

Words by Angelica Ulloa

COAL CHAMBER’s New Album Rivals Out Today on Napalm Records

COAL CHAMBER’s New Album Rivals Out Today on Napalm Records

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North American Tour With Fear Factory Announced & Lyric video for “The Bridges You Burn” Released

The wait is finally over and COAL CHAMBER have released their first new album in over 13 years! Rivals is available now via Napalm Records. This is the band’s first new album in over thirteen years. With producer Mark Lewis at the helm, Rivals makes it seem as if COAL CHAMBER never took a break at all. They picked up right where they left off and have delivered what some may consider their best work to date. “Rivals… features some of the most diverse material they have ever recorded. It will not only please the old school fans, but it is guaranteed to make them a lot of new fans, too,” says SkullsNBones.com

Pick up your copy of the Best Buy Exclusive Edition at all Best Buy locations, online and via iTunes HERE.

Front man Dez Fafara on the new album:

“It’s been 13 years since COAL CHAMBER put out a record. We all worked so hard on this music to make sure the whole album was a stellar push forward for the band and not some nostalgia trip! If you like it heavy and unique you’ll love Rivals! This record is full of crushing huge hooks and big down tuned riffs to move ya! Support Heavy music in all its forms!”

As the band heads over to The UK for a headlining tour, they have just confirmed that they will hit the road in North America this summer. COAL CHAMBER will be on tour with Fear Factory (All Dates), Devil You Know (Select Dates), Jasta (Select Dates), Saint Ridley and Madlife (All Dates). The tour kicks off July 24th in Tucson, AZ and will wrap up in Santa Ana, CA on August 22nd. A complete list of dates can be found below.

COAL CHAMBER is offering VIP Packages for every date on the tour HERE. The VIP package includes a meet and greet with the band, exclusive t-shirt, exclusive poster, souvenir laminate and early entry (where applicable).

The band cannot wait to hit the road in North America again:

“COAL CHAMBER is coming to the USA for another killer tour, this time bringing along some great friends Fear Factory who have a new record coming and my good buddy Jasta with his solo project! Get ready and get your tickets because this tour is gonna sell out and be a good time”, says Fafara

The band has released a new lyric video for the song “The Bridges You Burn”. Check it out HERE.

COAL CHAMBER w/ Fear Factory, Devil You Know, Saint Ridley and Madlife:
7/24: Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theater
7/25: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
7/26: El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls

COAL CHAMBER w/ Fear Factory, Jasta, Saint Ridley and Madlife:
7/28: San Antonio, TX @ Alamo City Music Hall
7/29: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live
7/30: Lawrence, KS @ Granada
7/31: Sauget, IL @ Pop’s
8/1: Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
8/2: Chattanooga, TN @ Track 29
8/3: Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
8/4: Columbia, SC @ Music Farm
8/6: Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
8/8: Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall
8/10: London, ON @ London Music Hall
8/11: New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
8/12: Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance

COAL CHAMBER w/ Fear Factory, Devil You Know, Saint Ridley and Madlife:
8/15: Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
8/16: Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater
8/18: Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theater
8/19: Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
8/20: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
8/21: Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
8/22: Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory

For More Info Visit:
http://www.coalchamberofficial.com
http://www.facebook.com/coalchamberofficial
http://www.instagram.com/coalchamberofficial
http://www.twitter.com/coalchamberofficial
http://www.indiemerch.com/coalchamber

Follow COAL CHAMBER on social media:

Dez:
Twitter: @EvilRiver
Instagram: DezFafara

Nadja:
https://www.facebook.com/OfficialNadjaPeulen
Twitter: @nadjaonline
Instagram: nadjapeulen

Mikey:
https://www.facebook.com/mikeybugcox
Twitter: @MikalCox_CC
Instagram: Mikeycoxoffical

Meegs:
https://www.facebook.com/meegs.rascon.3
Twitter: @meegsofficial
Instagram: meegsrascon

 

Breaking Benjamin’s New Lyric Video for “Failure” and Tour Dates!

Watch Breaking Benjamin’s New Lyric Video for “Failure”

Single Hits #1 on Rock Radio

Dark Before Dawn Set For Release on 6/23

Breaking Benjamin have released their new lyric video for the single “Failure,” which has officially hit #1 on rock radio. The band’s highly anticipated studio album Dark Before Dawn will be released on June 23rd via Hollywood Records, which will be Breaking Benjamin’s first album release since Dear Agony in 2009. “Failure” was written and produced by founder Ben Burnley, and marks a new era for the acclaimed band.

Breaking Benjamin has been in the midst of a stretch of tour dates which will extend through the end of May, including a performance at Rock on the Range today. For more information on Breaking Benjamin, visit www.breakingbenjamin.com.

“Failure” Lyric Video: https://youtu.be/s8U-qrE5428

Pre-Order Dark Before Dawn: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/dark-before-dawn/id975950518

Upcoming Tour Dates:
5.15 Columbus, OH @ Rock on the Range
5.17 Montclair, NJ @ The Wellmont Theater
5.19 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Orbit Room
5.20 Indianapolis, IN @ The Egyptian Room
5.22 Clive, IA @ Seven Flags Event Center
5.23 Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
5.29 Laredo, TX @ Laredo Energy Arena
5.31 Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavillion (97.1 The Eagle Presents)
7.16 Mt. Pleasant, MI @ Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
7.17 Oshkosh, WI @ Rock USA
7.18 Cadott, WI @ Rock Fest 2015
7.19 Council Bluffs, IA @ Westfair Amphitheatre (KIWR River Riot)
7.21 Bloomington, IL @ US Cellular Coliseum
7.22 Rockford, IL @ BMO Harris Bank Center
7.24 Buffalo, NY @ Agri Center at Americas Fairgrounds
7.26 Gilford, NH @ Meadowbrook

Official Sites:
www.breakingbenjamin.com
www.facebook.com/breakingbenjamin
www.twitter.com/breakingbenj

RONNIE JAMES DIO’s 5th Year Remembrance Celebration Begins this Friday!

RONNIE JAMES DIO’s 5th Year Remembrance Celebration Begins Friday, May 15th – New Performers, Speakers and Celebrity Bowlers Announced!

 

Join Best Metal Performance GRAMMY Winners

Jack Black & Kyle Gass (TENACIOUS D)

 Eddie Money

 

Tom Morello (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE)

 Tyler Connolly (THEORY OF A DEADMAN)

 Lita Ford

 Steven Adler (GUNS N’ ROSES, ADLER)

 Christian Martucci & Roy Mayorga (STONE SOUR)

 Chris Broderick (ACT OF DEFIANCE, formerly of MEGADETH)

 Members of DIO

 & More in Celebrating the Life and Music of RONNIE JAMES DIO!

 A Weekend of Events in Los Angeles – May 15-17, 2015

 www.diocancerfund.org/events

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 The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, founded in memory of the voice of Rainbow, Black Sabbath and Dio, will kick off a weekend of celebratory activities this Friday, May 15th to commemorate the 5th anniversary of the singer’s untimely death from gastric cancer on May 16, 2010. The RONNIE JAMES DIO 5th Year Remembrance weekend will include a BOWL FOR RONNIE Celebrity Bowling tournament (May 15), a public Memorial Service celebration (May 16), and the inaugural RIDE FOR RONNIE motorcycle ride and BBQ (May 17). Each event will be hosted by Eddie Trunk of VH1’s That Metal Show.

Today, the Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund is revealing a slew of newly announced celebrity performers, presenters, and celebrity bowlers involved in the events this year. New confirmations include Tom Morello (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE), Tyler Connolly (THEORY OF A DEADMAN), Lita Ford, Steven Adler (GUNS N’ ROSES, ADLER), and more, in addition to prior additions Jack Black & Kyle Gass (TENACIOUS D), rock music legend Eddie Money, and others.

See below for an updated listing of activities, performers/performances, celebrity bowlers, presenters, and more.

 MAY 15th: BOWL FOR RONNIE Celebrity Bowling Tournament

Pinz Bowling Center

12655 Ventura Boulevard

Studio City, CA 91604

7:00-11:00pm

 

Hosted by Eddie Trunk of VH1’s That Metal Show, this will be an evening of fun, food, entertainment and, of course, bowling with rock stars and celebrities competing for trophies in the name of raising funds and awareness for the Ronnie James Dio SUAS Cancer Fund. A silent auction will include collectible bowling pins autographed by artists such as Tenacious D, Aerosmith, Fleetwood Mac, YES, Anthrax and Metallica and in addition to many more major items. Music will be provided by KNAC.com’s DJ Will.

 

BOWLING PRICES & INCENTIVES BREAKDOWN:

To purchase tickets and read further details on each package: http://www.diocancerfund.org/bowlforronnie

 INDIVIDUAL GUEST (Non-Bowler)

($50 per person)

 INDIVIDUAL BOWLER

($75 per person)

 TEAM/ CORPORATE LANE

($1,500 one lane with 6 bowlers)

CONFIRMED BOWLERS:

Ann Boleyn (Hellion)

Athena (Lee) Kottak (Femme Fatale)

Audie Desbrow (Great White)

Bjorn Englen (Dio Disciples)

Bob Kulick (Paul Stanley Band)

Brian Tichy

Chris Broderick (Act Of Defiance)

Christian Martucci (Stone Sour)

Courtney Cox (Femme Fatale)

Craig Goldy (Dio)

Dave Alford (Rough Cutt)

Eddie Trunk

Erin Gavin (Femme Fatale)

Gabbie Rae

Gonzo Sandoval (Armored Saint)

Henry Derek

Jack Black (Tenacious D)

Janis Tanaka (Femme Fatale)

Jeff Pilson (Dio, Foreigner)

Jimmy Bain (Dio)

Katt Scarlett (Femme Fatale)

Kyle Gass (Tenacious D)

Lorraine Lewis (Femme Fatale)

Marc Ferrari (Keel)

Mark Kendall (Great White)

Marty O’Brien (Lita Ford)

Matt Duncan (DC4/Odin)

Michael Lardie (Great White)

Monte Pittman (Madonna, solo artist)

Nick Van Dyk

Nikki Stringfield (Femme Fatale)

Patrick Kennison (Lita Ford)

Phil Sandoval (Armored Saint)

Ricky Warwick (Black Star Riders)

Rock Feinstein (Elf, The Rods)

Robbie Crane (Black Star Riders)

Rowan Robertson (Dio, DC4, Bang Tango)

Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour)

Rudy Sarzo (Dio, Ozzy, Whitesnake, Quiet Riot, Gunzo)

Sean McNabb (Quiet Riot, Lynch Mob)

Simon Wright (Dio)

Scott Snyder (Great White)

Scott Warren (Dio)

Steven Adler (Guns ‘n Roses, Adler)

Terry Ilous (Great White)

Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine, solo artist)

Tyler Connolly (Theory of a Deadman)

 

ATTENDING ONLY:

Joe Retta (Dio Disciples)

Joey Vera (Armored Saint, Fates Warning)

John Konesky (Tenacious D)

John Spiker (Tenacious D)

Keith St. John (Montrose, Burning Rain)

Lita Ford

Oni Logan (Dio Disciples, Lynch Mob)

Shane Fitzgibbon

Tracii Guns (Gunzo, LA Guns)

Brooks Wackerman (Tenacious D, Bad Religion)

Vinny Appice (Dio, Heaven & Hell)

 

 

MAY 16: Ronnie James Dio 5th Year Memorial Service

and Celebration of Ronnie’s Music

Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills

6300 Forest Lawn Drive

Los Angeles, CA 90068

1:00-5:00pm (doors at 12:00pm)

 MORE INFO: http://www.diocancerfund.org/events/

A FREE public Memorial Service will take place at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills on Saturday, May 16 to celebrate the 5th Anniversary of Ronnie’s passing. Several former band members and friends who worked with Ronnie over his illustrious career will be speaking and performing his music. As seating for this event is limited, if you are interested in attending, please send an email, along with your name, phone number and the number of seats to: info@diocancerfund.org

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS:

Dr. Sandy Kapoor

Lita Ford

Wyn Davis

Dean Schachtel

April Eppolito

Sheila Melody

Paul Shortino

Rock Feinstein

Vinny Appice

Steve Mignardi

Rudy Sarzo

Craig Goldy

Scott Warren

Scott (Big Scott) Sentinella

Wendy Dio

 

CONFIRMED PERFORMANCES/ATTENDEES:

  • “LISA” (acoustic) – Lita Ford, Patrick Kennison (The Union Underground), Marty O’Brien
  • “HEAVEN & HELL” (acoustic) – GREAT WHITE
  • “LAST IN LINE” (acoustic) – GREAT WHITE feat. Lorraine Lewis (Femme Fetale)
  • “TAKE HER” – ROUGH CUTT (Paul Shortino, Amir Derakh, Chris Hager, Matt Thorne, Dave Alford)
  • “MISTREATED” – John Payne (Asia), Rock Feinstein (Elf, The Rods), Christian Martucci (Stone Sour), Sean Mcnabb (Quiet Riot, Dokken, Great White), Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour) & Scott Warren (Dio, Heaven & Hell)
  • “RAINBOW IN THE DARK” – Gabbie Rae, Rowan Robertson (Dio), Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot, Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake, Geoff Tate, Dio), Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Dio, Rick Derringer, Heaven & Hell) & Scott Warren (Dio, Heaven & Hell)
  • “SIGN OF THE SOUTHERN CROSS” – Ann Boleyn, Craig Goldy (Dio), Sean Mcnabb (Quiet Riot, Dokken, Great White), Simon Wright (Dio, AC/DC) & Scott Warren (Dio, Heaven & Hell)
  • “STARGAZER” – DIO DISCIPLES:  Oni Logan (Lynch Mob), Joe Retta (Sweet), Craig Goldy (Dio), Bjorn Englen (Hellion), Simon Wright (Dio, AC/DC) & Scott Warren (Dio, Heaven & Hell)
  • “STAND UP AND SHOUT” – Ricky Warwick (Black Star Riders), Robbie Crane (Black Star Riders), Chris Broderick (ex-Megadeth, Act of Defiance), Jimmy Bain (Dio, Rainbow) & Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Dio, Rick Derringer, Heaven & Hell)

 

 MAY 17: RIDE FOR RONNIE Motorcycle Ride and BBQ

Harley-Davidson of Glendale
3717 San Fernando Rd
Glendale, CA 91204

Pre-Registered Rider Check-In

On-Site Registration

9:00am – 10:45am

 

Continental Breakfast

9:00am – 10:30am

 

Kickstands Up at 11:00am

To Los Encinos State Historic Park 
16756 Moorpark Street
Encino, CA 91436

BBQ & Live Music
12:00pm to 5:00pm

 

 

 

 

RIDER REGISTRATION & BBQ ADMISSION:

Rider $75

Rider & Passenger $120

BBQ General Admission $55

http://www.diocancerfund.org/rideforronnie

 

Riders will check-in at Harley-Davidson of Glendale, where they can enjoy a continental breakfast with entertainment and prizes provided by The Sound 100.3. The first 200 registered riders will receive a limited edition RIDE FOR RONNIE Challenge Coin! Participants will depart Glendale, traveling the freeways of the north San Fernando Valley, then down the 405 to a BBQ at Los Encinos Historical Park in Encino. The BBQ will feature great food and drink, live music by Ronnie’s former bandmates and friends, raffle prizes, live auction and much more! A special Condor Squadron fly-by of seven vintage World War II airplanes will take place at 2:30pm at the BBQ. http://www.condorsquadron.org/

BBQ is included for registered riders and passengers. BBQ-only tickets for non-riders are available for advance purchase. Please note: event is subject to sell-out and tickets may not be available at the door. Avoid disappointment and purchase your tickets in advance!

 CONFIRMED PERFORMERS:

***Performances subject to change/surprises

  • Eddie Money
  • Dio Disciples: Oni Logan (Lynch Mob), Joe Retta (Sweet), Craig Goldy (Dio), Bjorn Englen (Hellion), Simon Wright (Dio, AC/DC), Scott Warren (Dio, Heaven & Hell)
  • Gabbie Rae, Rowan Robertson (Dio), Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot, Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake, Geoff Tate, Yngwie, Dio, Blue Oyster Cult), Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Dio, Rick Derringer, Heaven & Hell), Scott Warren (Dio, Heaven & Hell)
  • DC4:  Shawn Duncan (Armored Saint), Jeff Duncan (Armored Saint), Matt Duncan (Armored Saint) & Rowan Robertson (Dio)

Others: Joe Colover, John Hatfield, Jessie Sanches, Patrick Martin

 

This weekend’s events are sponsored by Monster Energy, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, 100.3 FM The Sound, Ninkasi Brewing, B.R. Cohn Winery & Olive Oil Company and Western Bagels.

Check back at the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund website www.diocancerfund.org for updates.

A privately funded 501(c)(3) charity organization dedicated to cancer prevention, research and education, the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund has already raised close to $1 million in its short history. Monies raised have been committed to the cancer research work of the T. J. Martell Foundation for Cancer, AIDS and Leukemia Research, the gastric cancer research unit of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, where Ronnie was treated for gastric cancer during the last six months of his life, and other cancer research projects.

Pre-Order RANDY BLYTHE’s Upcoming Book “Dark Days: A Memoir”

The Wait is Over – Pre-Order RANDY BLYTHE’s Upcoming Book “Dark Days: A Memoir” Now

 

ORDER VIA www.RANDYBLYTHE.net

 

“Most substance abuse books end with the author getting sober. My book starts there.”

D. Randall Blythe

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 LAMB OF GOD had just landed in Prague for a concert in 2012 when D. Randall “Randy” Blythe, the band’s vocalist, was immediately arrested on manslaughter charges for the death of a fan two years prior. In Dark Days: A Memoir (Da Capo Press; July 14, 2015), Blythe tells the story of his incarceration—and his crazy life leading up to it.

Several packages are available for pre-order now at Randyblythe.net, including book & t-shirt bundles, book & hoodie bundles, bundles w/ signed lithographs of Blythe’s photography prints, and more.

 UPCOMING Randy Blythe “Dark Days” Book Signings:

July 13 @ 7:00pm – The Strand – 828 Broadway, New York, NY

July 14 @ 6:00pm – Bookends – 211 Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood, NJ

July 15 @ 7:00pm – Book Revue – 313 New York Ave., Huntington, NY

July 17 @ 7:00pm – The Fountain – 1312 E. Cary St., Richmond, VA

July 19 @ 4:00pm – Book Soup (co-signing with Corey Taylor) – 8818 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

 

International LAMB OF GOD Tour Dates:

June 5 – Nuremberg, Germany @ Rock Im Park

June 6 – Nijmegen, Netherlands @ Forta Rock

June 7 – Mendig, Germany @ Rock Am Ring

June 9 – Hamburg, Germany @ BEASTFEST

June 11 – Interlaken, Switzerland @ Greenfield Festival

June 12 – Nickelsdorf, Austria @ Nova Rock

June 14 – Donington, United Kingdom @ Download Festival

June 16 – Moscow, Russian Federation @ Arena Club

June 17- Saint Petersburg, Russia @ Club Kosmonavt

June 19 – Clisson, France @ Hellfest 2015

June  21 – Dessel, Belgium @ Graspop Metal Meeting

June 22 – Bochum, Germany @ Zeche

June 25 – Norrkoping, Sweden @ Bravalla Festival

June 26 – Helsinki, Finland @ Tuska Open Air

June 28 – Luxemborg, Luxembourg @ Den Atelier

July 3 – Roskilde, Denmark @ Roskilde Festival

July 5 – Leipzig, Germany @ With Full Force Fesitval

 

LAMB OF GOD Direct Support to Slipknot on “Summer’s Last Stand” US Tour w/ Bullet For My Valentine & Motionless In White:

July 24 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Coral Sky Amphitheatre

July 25 – Tampa, FL @ MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre

July 26 – Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood

July 28 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy MusicTheatre

July 29 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center

July 31 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center

August 1 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater

August 2 – Hartford, CT @ XFINITY Theatre

August 4 – Boston, MA @ XFINITY Center

August 5 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center

August 6 – Pittsburgh, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion

August 8 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

August 9 – Montreal, QC @ Parc Jean-Drapeau – Heavy Montreal

August 11 – Washington, DC @ Jiffy Lube Live

August 12 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach (HOME STATE SHOW)

August 14 – Indianapolis, IN @ Klipsch Music Center

August 15 – Chicago, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

August 16 – St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

August 19 – Denver, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre

August 21 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre

August 23  – Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheater

August 24 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena

August 26 – Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion

August 28 – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Resort Festival Grounds

August 29 – Phoenix, AZ @ AK-Chin Pavilion

August 30 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater

September 2 – Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater

September 4 – Houston, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

September 5 – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion

 

Devilskin and Tracii Guns LIVE at the Whisky a Go Go April 29th!

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Devilskin photos by Enrique Nunez

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Tracii Guns

As a music blogger I have the opportunity to interview and check out new bands as I try to support the music scene as much as I can. When I was asked to interview New Zealand band Devilskin, who opened up for legendary musician Tracii Guns, I jumped on the opportunity and did as much research as I could to see what this band was all about. They definitely lived up to their reputation as arena rock performers.

Devilskin is a Rock/metal band from Hamilton, New Zealand that was formed in 2010 by lead guitarist Nail and bassist Paul Martin. Jennie Skullander is the lead vocalist who is not only gorgeous but has amazing vocal range and can growl with the best of them. Drummer Nic Martin is not only the youngest member of the band but he is also the son of Paul Martin. Imagine going on tour with your dad? Nic’s an excellent drummer with lots of energy who hits the drums with great power and precision. The band debuted their album “We Rise” in July 2014 and it entered the national charts in New Zealand at number one and became certified gold. Super impressive!

Performing at the Whisky a Go Go on April 29th was their first LA show and they nailed it! The crowd’s reaction was positive and from the look on everyone’s faces they were impressed by Devilskin’s performance! You can check out their videos on YouTube and one of my favorite songs already is Little Pills because of the melody and heavy riffs. A lot of the songs they sing have depth and meaning, something you can relate too. You can read my full length interview with Devilskin in the next issue of Rock ‘N Roll Industries Magazine.

I was hanging out upstairs by the bar waiting for Tracii Guns to take the stage when Rudy Sarzo walks up and, of course, I had to stop him and take a photo! He is so nice and a killer bassist. For those who don’t know he was in Quite Riot and Ozzy Osbourne. He has had quite the career and he still is playing bass and killing every performance. You can catch him all over rock venues in LA! However, I am glad to see him sharing the stage with Tracii Guns formally of LA Guns! When Tracii Gun’s band started to play I couldn’t help but notice the lead singer Keith St. John because he is very charismatic. His stage presents reminds me of Robert Plant back in the 70’s and he has the vocals and the look of a rock star. Tracii Guns is just the ultimate shredder on the axe! He really put on a great performance that night and did it with great passion and energy. The night had a special surprise when 11 year old drumming prodigy Jagger Alexander-erber took the stage. He was on the television program Australia’s Got Talent. His parents were in the audience grinning ear to ear as he played a Led Zeppelin song with the band. He shocked the whole audience how incredible he was. Tracii gave Jagger a hug when the song ended and was super impressed, himself, by the performance! It was a great night for Rock N Roll!

By Raquel Figlo

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