SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS in Hollywood!

SLAMS INTO ROCK RADIO’s TOP 5

AS SLASH’s FASTEST RISING SONG AT RADIO EVER

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SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS

TAKE-OVER ICONIC HOLLYWOOD CLUBS ALL NEXT WEEK

THE TROUBADOUR (9/23), THE ROXY (9/25)  AND THE WHISKY A GO GO (9/26)

 

BRAND NEW ALBUM

‘WORLD ON FIRE’

STREAMING THIS WEEK (HERE)

 

CURRENT SINGLE AND TITLE TRACK “WORLD ON FIRE”

SLAMS INTO ROCK RADIO’s TOP 5

AS SLASH’s FASTEST RISING SONG AT RADIO EVER

For SLASH photos: http://www.msopr.com/n/client-roster/slash/?cmd=downloads.

WHO:              SLASH Featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators, presented by Guitar Center.

WHERE & WHEN:          

THE TROUBADOUR–TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2014

            Doors: 8:00 pm

Slash goes on at 9PM, ends at 11PM

 

THE ROXY–THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2014

Doors: 8:00 pm

Slash goes on at 9PM, ends at 11PM

*Black Carpet/photo opp 7:30 PM.

            THE WHISKY A GO GO– FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2014

            Doors: 8:00 pm

Slash goes on at 9PM, ends at 11PM

 

COMMENTS:       

 

On Tuesday, September 23, SLASH and his band, Featuring Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators will celebrate the release of their new albumWORLD ON FIRE by returning to the iconic guitarist’s stomping grounds with a series of three very special sold-out club shows: Sept. 23 (The Troubadour) and then, moving up the hill to the world-famous Sunset Strip, Sept. 25 (The Roxy) and Sept. 26 (The Whisky A Go Go).

 

Guitar Center will present SLASH featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators “Live From the Roxy,” to be broadcast on national television onDIRECTV’s Audience Network (Ch 239) November 9th at 8pm. The 90-minute full rock concert will be filmed on location at The Roxy in stunning 4k and 5.1 surround sound. The show will feature songs spanning SLASH’s storied career including material from the new album, WORLD ON FIRE (out Sept 16thas well as Guns’N’Roses material. A black carpet will be hosted for VIP and celebrity guest arrivals leading up to the show.

 

WORLD ON FIRE which is already garnering early critical acclaim, marks SLASH’s third solo offering and second album with his official band The Conspirators which features MYLES KENNEDY (vocals), BRENT FITZ (drums) and TODD KERNS (bass). For WORLD ON FIRESLASH and the band worked with producer Michael “Elvis” Baskette (Alter Bridge, Falling In Reverse, Incubus) to create a powerful new turn for the band in 17 songs.WORLD ON FIRE is the follow-up to 2012’s Apocalyptic Love which debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and earned SLASH two No. 1 U.S. rock radio hits–his first-ever solo–with “You’re A Lie” and “Standing In The Sun.” SLASH officially began recording as a solo artist with his self-titled 2010 debut album which employed a different vocalist on each track of his first album including Ozzy Osbourne, Fergie and Myles Kennedyamong others.

 

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DATE CITY VENUE
Guitar Center Presents: Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators Live from the Sunset Strip
* Tue 9/23 Hollywood, CA The Troubadour
* Thu 9/25 Hollywood, CA The Roxy
* Fri 9/26 Hollywood, CA The Whisky A Go Go

PRONG: Snap Your Neck at the Whisky A Go Go

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Industrial metal band Prong  kicked off their North American tour at the Whisky a Go Go on September 10th with an hour and half set of their classics along with new songs from their latest album Ruining Lives. I am a long time Prong fan and scored a seat right up front in the pit. Tommy looked and played better than ever. The crowd was energized with their fists pumping, head banging and random yells of  “Tommy!”  Some of the classics they played included “Beg to Differ,” “Lost and found,” and “Revenge Best Served Cold.” As it should, a mosh-pit broke out and got intense during the highlights of the night. Tommy’s  voice was sounding great and his guitar solos were on point. You could see that he was just as into it as the crowd. The energy of the crowd and the band were feeding off each other.

The bassist Jason Christopher is quite a character. At random moments of the night he would yell at the crowd to hype them up. He said, “Don’t just stand there and stare, do something, bang your head!” There were lots of movements from the both Jason and Tommy, using up the whole stage running from left to right. No side felt left out! The drummer Art Cruz can really bang some drums! He did an outstanding job as well. Those songs are not easy and he kept the beat going and contributed to much of the energy in the room!

They played a couple songs off the new album Ruining Lives. I am very familiar with this album because I interviewed Tommy Victor at the Schecter HQ right before it was released in May of this year. It is a great album full of riffs and hooks, what Tommy is known for. They played the first song off the album “Turning Over” and “Ruining Lives.” It was received well from the crowd. There was no stopping this trio. They were relentless! Jason plays the bass fast and furious. Towards the end of their set they played my favorite song of all time ‘Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck” a Prong classic that will stay relevant until the end of time!  The pit went nuts and I had to move on to a speaker so I wouldn’t get knocked out by the rowdy moshers.  It was awesome! I sang along with Tommy at the top of my lungs and at one point Tommy got right into the audience in the front row playing guitar for them as if they were the only ones there. They played a few more songs and then came out Monti Pitmon as a special guest vocalist for the song “Power of the Damager.” Altogether, it was a killer show with lots of energy and it satisfied my expectations of what I knew Tommy Victor could deliver. If you did not see Prong play last night, then you need to get to the Grove of Anaheim tomorrow to check them out or you will regret it.

For more info and to purchase tickets go to www.prongmusic.com

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Peavey Electronics® Releases Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Product Collection

Peavey Electronics® Releases Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
Product Collection
 
Super Heroes Brought to Life in New Line of 
Musical Instruments and Accessories from Peavey 
Download high resolution image: Peavey Guardians Of The Galaxy Rockmaster Guitar
 
September 8, 2014, Meridian, MS –– Music industry innovator Peavey Electronics® is pleased to announce the latest addition to its line of Marvel products with brand new Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy musical instruments and accessories. 
 
With the recent release of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy in theaters, fans can now bring these Super Heroes to life with guitars, ukuleles, straps and picks from Peavey. “We’re thrilled to continue our collaboration with Marvel,” shares Peavey’s Tony Moscal. “Fans of Guardians of the Galaxy are going to love these highly collectable instruments and accessories!”
 
Featuring Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy characters in a high gloss finish, Peavey’s Rockmaster® guitar provides excellent balance, playability and tone with a basswood body, maple neck and rosewood fretboard. A three-quarter size student model of the Rockmaster electric guitar is also available, and both guitars come with a cable and picks.
 
Peavey’s half-size acoustic guitars are made of genuine wood with steel strings, and are ideal for starter musicians. The guitars include a removable headstock cover with matching graphics that protects fingers from string ends, and come with Peavey picks and a strap. Scenes from Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy are featured on the instruments in high gloss finish. 
 
Also suitable for players of all ages or collectors, the line of products includes 20” ukuleles decorated with Marvel’sGuardians of the Galaxy characters. Made of genuine wood and featuring a high gloss finish, the instruments have easy-to-play nylon strings and locking tuning pegs which help to keep the instrument in tune.
 
Fans can also choose from a selection of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy-themed straps and picks created by Peavey.
 
Find out more about Peavey’s line of officially licensed products at www.peavey.com
 

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About Peavey Electronics®
Founded in 1965, Peavey® is one of the world’s largest manufacturers and suppliers of musical instruments and professional sound equipment. Peavey has earned more than 180 patents and distributes to more than 130 countries. Peavey and its MediaMatrix®, Architectural Acoustics®, Crest Audio®, Composite Acoustics® and Trace Elliot® brands and affiliates can be found on concert stages and in airports, stadiums, theme parks and other venues around the world. To find out more, visit www.peavey.com.
About Marvel Entertainment, LLC 
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information, visit marvel.com.© MARVEL

 

The Royal Hounds

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The Royal Hounds is an authentic Rockabilly band originating in Knoxville, Tennessee. They captivate their audiences with their outrageous on-stage showmanship. When you attend a Royal Hounds show, expect to see the Bass player and lead singer, Scott Hinds, bass surfing and many other excellent on stage antics. Ladies, he often performs sans shirt as well, which is a show in its self. Hinds and guitar player, Glenn McCallum, often perform antics on stage such as switching instruments mid-song and chording each other’s instruments. Scott Billingsley is the man behind the amazing drums that are a big part of The Royal Hounds show. Billingsley or Bramble, as he is affectionately referred to as, puts on quite a show as well with such antics as flaming drums. They’ve performed at the annual Johnny Cash Birthday Bash in Chattanooga, TN alongside WS Fluke Holland, Johnny Cash’s drummer.

Hinds co-wrote with friend, Seth Peevley, the title track off their debut album “I’m In Love With A Zombie”, which tells a story of a man in love with a woman of the living dead who’s in love with his brains. In 2013, Hinds moved to Las Vegas to become an actor in the Broadway performance Million Dollar Quartet at Harrah’s, thus relocating The Royal Hounds to the West Coast. Tennessee family and friends recently received a real treat when Hinds flew in from Vegas to join the other band members for a rare performance. The Royal Hounds played at Thunder Creek Harley Davidson’s Rockabilly Rock Out N Cruise In located in Chattanooga, TN. There was a bike and car show, Pin-Up contest, and tattoo contest. The West coast will have their chance to see The Royal Hounds sooner than you think. The Royal Hounds will make their California debut on September 4th at Pike’s Restaurant and Bar in Long Beach and on September 5th, they will be performing at The Pike OC in Los Almaitos. They also play regularly in the Las Vegas area. Be sure to look them up on-line and visit their website at www.theroyalhounds.com.

Words and pictures by Dea Meeks

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That Metal Show: On the road and in your Face!

 

That Metal Show!

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That Metal Show (TMS) hit the West Coast on Friday, August 22 at Hollywood’s Whisky A GO GO with Don Jamieson, Jim Florentine and the “rain man of rock” himself, Eddie Trunk. DJ Will of KNAC.COM Radio who also worked on the show was there as well to join in the shenanigans.

“Since the production of the TV show moved back to the East Coast, The hosts doing these “tours” is a great way to keep the awareness out there of That Metal Show while it runs in repeats,” said DJ WILL. “In these instances there’s no filming, just comedy, music, stories and Q&A from Don, Eddie & Jim with the many fans that come out.”

The Whisky was filled with entertainment and lots of crowd interaction, as Eddie Trunk shared stories then Don and Jim each did their comedy routine. Jim and Don are hilarious; they have different styles and are funny in their own unique ways. Don is sponsored by both Cold Cock and Monster, he joked about Cold Cock whisky and Monster Energy together becoming “Monster Cock.” It was pretty funny. You can tell that Jim Florentine is a total East Coaster: a real man’s man. He made several jokes about how wrong it is when dudes text each other!

After the comedy sets, all three came back on stage to answer questions from the audience regarding TMS. Eddie made it very clear that there shouldn’t be any trivia questions yet until “Stump the Trunk” at the end. The audience didn’t get it at first and kept asking music trivia questions anyway. Eddie of course was annoyed.

Highlights of the evening were dUg Pinnick of King’s X and Brian Slagel CEO/founder of Metal Blade Records (he put Metallica on the map) being called up to the stage to help with “Stump the Trunk,” the game we were all waiting for! The crowd was cheering and yelling out who knows what.  Jim announced that DJ Will would play the part of Miss “Box of Junk,” when Eddie stopped and said, “Why would we have him do it, when there are plenty of hot chicks in the audience!” I screamed, “Pick me!” from the front of the stage. Eddie, who I interviewed last year, said, “How about Raquel come up and be our Miss Box of Junk?” It’s a pretty cool feeling when TMS and Brian Slagel wave to you from the stage and know you by name. The crowd however showed Eddie no mercy and asked questions that were all over the place, all of which couldn’t be fact checked as it is for the TV show. He answered a majority of them correctly, but he still got stumped several times. At times he would ask Brian Slagel and dUg Pinnick for an asisst answering some of the ultra obscure questions. After “Stump the Trunk,” Eddie thanked all his guests and introduced the bands which were coming up next.

The bands that played were The Hard Way, Resistance, Siren & Drop 8. Eric Jeffrey, lead singer of Hard Way said, “The crowd was loud & rowdy. Eddie Trunk and the boys put on a great show and when we hit the stage, everybody was ready to party! There is no better crowd than who we had that night. I also want everybody to know that WE SUPPORT LOCAL MUSIC! If you want great music, you HAVE to support the players that write it, produce it, release it & perform it.”

I agree you have to support you local music scene. The people that came out to the show were true hard rock, metal fans and fans of the show. The LA metal scene is small, if you think about it. Everyone knows everyone, and somewhere each person has played a part in the history of the LA metal scene. DJ Will got his start at Metal Blade as did metal producer Bill Metoyer who was also in attendance.

I asked Bill what his history was with Metal Blade Records. Bill said, “I met Brian Slagel after he released Metal Massacre I (MM1). I had just produced my first band called Dietrich, who would appear on the follow-up (MM II). The label has certainly come a long way since the days being run from Brian’s mom’s garage. I am currently producing the new Resistance album. (who performed tonight) I had seen the band play live a couple of times and were impressed by them. They contacted me through Facebook and asked me if I would be interested in working with them on their new record and I jumped at the chance to do so.”

As the bands continued playing, Don and Jim were upstairs selling their comedy CD’s and taking photos with their fans. I bought Jim Florentine’s “Terrorizing Telemarketers” and Don Jamieson’s new release “Hell Bent for Laughter” on Metal Blade Records. Rumors has it that Season 13 will begin taping in February 2015. I hope so. I really love TMS and love how it does a great job at educating the main stream on metal and hard rock. There are tons of metal heads out there and TMS gives us a voice and helps make “metal” a household brand to Middle America as well as slowly being accepted (again) into pop culture.

Many fans who came out to support the three-night West Coast TMS Tour did so because they feel some kind of connection to the hosts. The LA metal scene has played a great role in metal music and those individuals who made a difference or were involved in the beginning are still contributing in some form and I hope TMS continues to do so and give its fans the opportunity to see another side of the cast and give them a chance to interact and meet. I have high hopes that VH1 will bring the show back in 2015 for another season. It’s that good!

 

– That Metal Show http://www.vh1.com/shows/that_metal_show/series.jhtml

 

– Eddie Trunk http://www.eddietrunk.com/

 

– Don Jamieson http://www.donjamieson.com/site/

 

– Jim Florentine http://www.jimflorentine.com/

 

– DJ Will http://www.metaldjwill.com/

 

– Metal Blade Records http://www.metalblade.com/us/

 

– King’s X http://www.kingsxrocks.com/

 

– The Hard Way http://websitesbycreation.com/thehardwayband/

 

– Resistance www.reverbnation.com/resistanceusa

PRONG COMES TO HOLLYWOOD & ORANGE COUNTY!

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Whisky A Go Go and Grove of Anaheim Kick Off North American Tour

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Fresh off their European festival summer, New York Metal mainstays PRONG is opening up their North American Tour September 10 at Hollywood’s Whisky A Go Go before moving south on September 12 to the Grove of Anaheim. The tour is in support of their latest release Ruining Lives which was released earlier this year by SPV/Steamhammer.  The tour runs through October 14th in San Francisco.  Many of the dates will see PRONG playing alongside thrash masters Overkill.  Following a quick break the band will be taking part in Slipknot’s “Knotfest” October 25th in San Bernardino, CA.

 

The band recently completed filming on a new video for the song “Remove, Separate Self” (taken from Ruining Lives).  Brian Cox and Marcelo Palomino directed the video, and it is receiving its exclusive premiere today on Loudwire.  Check it out HERE.

 

Tommy Victor: “PRONG has made a video for the song “Remove, Separate Self”, the new single from our recent LP Ruining Lives.  The song and the video are distinctively PRONG, with a soul-searching and apocalyptic vibe.  As a follow up to “Turnover” we will release it on 7″ vinyl as well.

The single and video will correspond with our U.S. /Canada tour starting Sept 10th through Oct. 14th (see www.prongmusic.com for the dates).

Enjoy the video and we’ll see you out on the road!“

 

SPV/Steamhammer will be releasing a new digital and 7” single of “Remove, Separate Self”.  There will be two versions of the digital single which will be released September 12th.  The 7” will be released on October 24th. The standard version of the single will include the following tracks:

 

1. Remove, Separate Self (album version)

2. “Separate Self, Remove” inspired by and created from “Remove, Separate Self” by Prong (Matt Heafy de-mix)

 

Matt Heafy about the „de-mix“ he created: “With “Remove, Separate Self” – I was initially engulfed by hints of images and characteristics of a futuristic, dystopian world. Whether that was the initial intent of the piece or it was meant to be something entirely different, that became the feeling I kept coming back to. Perhaps with the main line – the title itself – the idea of “separating yourself” made me think of unplugging oneself from something larger; whether metaphorically from an old way of life or literally in some sort of mecha-future. The idea was to take it one step further, to take the song itself, components of it, and a few secret ingredients, and create that world a little further that I imagined in the first place. Sometimes “remixes” do it right, but I wanted to take a completely different approach to what people think a “remix” is in the first place, even one’s idea of what a song should sound like.“

 

The exclusive iTunes edition of the single features a bonus track, which is a version of “Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck”.  This song was taken from PRONG’s “Unleashed in the West – Official Bootleg”.

 

Ruining Livesis the follow-up to the acclaimed 2012 release Carved Into Stone and continues to show the band on an upward trajectory, proving that despite having a long, illustrious career PRONG can still make records that matter and re-invent themselves without negating their roots.  If you have not picked up a copy yet, be sure to get one on Amazon or iTunes.

 

PRONG North American Tour:

9/10: Los Angeles, CA @ The Whiskey

9/11: Las Vegas, NV @ LVCS

9/12: Anaheim, CA @ The Grove

9/13: Tempe, AZ @ Club Red

9/14: Albuquerque, NM @ Launch Pad

9/15: Oklahoma City, OK @ The Chameleon*

9/16: San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live

9/17: Houston, TX @ Scout Bar

9/18: Dallas, TX @ Trees*

9/19: Merriam, KS @ Aftershock

9/20: Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave*

9/21: Joliet, IL @ Mojoes*

9/22: Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom*

9/23: Toronto, ON @ Opera House*

9/24: Quebec City, QC @ Imperial de Quebec*

9/25: Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero*

9/26: Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater*

9/27: Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom*

9/28: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium

9/29: Albany, NY @ Bogie’s

9/30: New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater

10/1: West Springfield, VA @ Empire

10/2: Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose

10/3: Westland, MI @ Token Lounge

10/4: Kokomo, IN @ Centerstage

10/5: Louisville, KY @ Diamond Pub and Billiards

10/7: Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater

10/9: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon

10/10: Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater

10/11: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre

10/12: Boise, ID @ The Shredder

10/14: San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside

 

*With Overkill

 

KNOT Fest

10/25: San Bernardino, CA @ San Manuel Amphitheatre

 

For More Info Visit:

http://www.prongmusic.com

https://www.facebook.com/prongmusic

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DEEP PURPLE in Ontario, Canada

Date: August 22, 2014 @ Casino Rama

Deep Purple Performs at Casino Rama

 The night was incredibly memorable as they performed their classic hits along with new ones. Check out our next issue  for full coverage and selected images by Igor Visyashev.

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Anberlin release new album Lowborn

Release New Album, lowborn!

 

#1 Alternative & #6 Top 10 iTunes Charts

  

Purchase on iTunes, Here: http://bit.ly/lowborn1

Oct 9 | House of Blues | Los Angeles, CA 

Oct 10 | House of Blues | Anaheim, CA

 

Featured on A.V. Club, Here: http://avc.lu/1yCBhCc

 

Featured on USA Today, Here: http://usat.ly/1lOEGcP

 

Featured on Billboard.com, Here: http://bit.ly/1jiMSls

July 22nd, 2014 – Anberlin is excited to announce the release of their new and final album, lowborntoday July 22nd, 2014lowbornhas already charted at #1 Alternative and #6 Top 10 overall on iTunes. The band has recently been featured on the likes of A.V. ClubUSA Today, and Billboard.com around the release. lowborn brings Anberlin full circle as it has been released via Tooth & Nail, the first record label to which Anberlin was signed. Instead of recording the album together, the musicians did their parts with separate producers they each selected. Drums were recorded with Matt Goldman in Atlanta and later combined with bass and guitar in Lakeland, FL with Copeland’s Aaron Marsh. Vocals were recorded with the band’s longtime collaborator Aaron Sprinkle in Franklin, TN. For more information, please visit: www.anberlin.com.

Consisting of Stephen Christian (vocals), Joseph Milligan (guitar), Deon Rexroat (bass), Nathan Young (drums), and Christian McAlhaney (guitar), Anberlin have been a band for 12 years. The rock group formed in central Florida in 2002 and have released six innovative and sincere albums that have affected fans in deeply emotional ways. lowborn will be the band’s seventh and final full-length.

“Usually breakups happen quickly and suddenly, an implosion of sorts,” McAlhaney says. “What is unique about the end of Anberlin is that we discussed where people were at in their lives, what that meant for the band, and then made plans for the end on our own terms.” lowborn reflects true artistic freedom for the band, who felt liberated from any sort of expectation or pressure. “I wanted to enjoy the creative process one more time, with no restrictions, no one breathing down my neck for a single,” Christian says. “Just unadulterated creative freedom.”

The musicians started collecting new material at the end of last year. The idea was not to crank out as many songs as possible but to actually focus on crafting solidly good ideas that melded each musician’s individual tastes and influences. “We were really honest with each, probably more so than in the past,” Young says. “You have to come to a point where, with different opinions, there’s no right or wrong. There was a fearlessness which was really freeing and exciting for all of us. To just not have to think about anything else except what’s the best thing for the song.” Some of the album’s lyrics address the band’s end and history. “I know there are going to be a lot of questions as to why we decided to break up and I explain it all in the song ‘Atonement,'” Christian says. “And I want to make sure that the our fans and friends know that we will always remember them, and the moments spent with them were some of the greatest of my entire life. I tried to convey that in the song ‘Harbinger.'” Another track, “Stranger Ways,” first appeared in demo form in the band’s farewell video earlier this year. 

 

Each musician has plans for the future after Anberlin, some concrete and some vague, some musical and some not. Those plans, in various ways, will be revealed in the coming months. For everyone, this is a celebration of what has been achieved rather than the mourning of a loss. “This is the end of an era of my life,” Rexroat says. “A long and great era. It also means a new beginning. It’s overwhelming to think about filling all my time with something new, but it’s also exciting.”

Anberlin released their final album, lowborn, today, July 22nd, 2014 via Tooth & Nail Records. Purchase the album on iTunes, here:http://bit.ly/lowborn1. The release is to be followed by a farewell world tour with tour dates listed below.

 

For more information, please visit:

Website: www.anberlin.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/anberlin

Twitter: twitter.com/anberlin

YouTube: www.youtube.com/anberlinmusic

Track Listing:

  1. We Are Destroyer
  2. Armageddon
  3. Stranger Ways
  4. Velvet Covered Brick
  5. Atonement
  6. Birds Of Prey
  7. Dissenter
  8. Losing It All
  9. Hearing Voices
  10. Harbinger

Tour Dates:

 

The Final Tour:

More Dates TBA

 

8/29                  Bar Opiniao                                                       Porto Alegre, Brazil

8/30                  Music Hall                                                         Curitiba, Brazil

8/31                  Carioca Club                                                     Sao Paulo, Brazil

9/3                    Metropolis                                                         Fremantle, Australia

9/4                    The Gov                                                            Adelaide, Australia

9/6                    The Hifi                                                             Brisbane, Australia

9/7                    The Roundhouse                                              Sydney, Australia

9/9                    The Forum                                                        Melbourne, Australia

9/10                  170 Russell *NTFP In Its Entirety*                    Melbourne, Australia

9/12                  Tab                                                                   Singapore, Singapore

9/13                  SM Skydome                                                    Quezon City, Philippines

10/6                  The Press Room                                               Phoenix, AZ

10/7                  House of Blues                                                  San Diego, CA

10/9                 House of Blues                                                  Los Angeles, CA

10/10               House of Blues                                                  Anaheim, CA

10/11                The Regency                                                     San Francisco, CA

10/13                Showbox Market                                                Seattle, WA

10/14                Wonder Ballroom                                               Portland, OR

10/15                Knitting Factory                                                 Spokane, WA

10/17                The Complex                                                     Salt Lake City, UT

10/18                Summit Music Hall                                             Denver, CO

10/20                Varsity Theater                                                  Minneapolis, MN

10/21                House of Blues                                                  Chicago, IL

10/23                Emo’s                                                                Austin, TX

10/24                House of Blues                                                  Dallas, TX

10/25                House of Blues                                                  Houston, TX

11/3                  St. Andrew’s Hall                                                Detroit, MI

11/4                  The Ready Room                                               St. Louis, MO

11/5                  The Cannery                                                      Nashville, TN

11/7                  Fillmore                                                             Silver Spring, MD

11/8                  The NorVa                                                         Norfolk, VA

11/10                Newport Music Hall                                            Columbus, OH

11/11                Theatre of Living Arts                                         Philadelphia, PA

11/12                House of Blues                                                  Boston, MA

11/13                Irving Plaza                                                       New York, NY

11/15                Theatre of Living Arts                                         Philadelphia, PA

11/16                Irving Plaza                                                       New York, NY

11/17                Gramercy Theatre *Cities In Its Entirety*           New York, NY

11/18                Phoenix Concert Hall                                         Toronto, Canada

11/19                House of Blues                                                  Cleveland, OH

11/21                The Fillmore                                                      Charlotte, NC

11/22                Center Stage                                                     Atlanta, GA

11/24                Revolution                                                         Fort Lauderdale, FL

11/25                Jannus Live                                                       St. Petersburg, FL

11/26                House of Blues – FINAL SHOW                         Orlando, FL

WHO: Anberlin

 

WHERE: House of Blues | 8430 Sunset Blvd | Los Angeles, CA

 

WHEN: October 9th | Doors: 7pm | $25 | All Ages

 

INFO: http://bit.ly/1qiQfdX
 

WHERE: House of Blues | 1530 S Disneyland Dr | Anaheim, CA
WHEN: October 10th | Doors: 7pm | $25 | All Ages

 

INFO: http://bit.ly/1qHkwzE

 

ROB ZOMBIE Narrates ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL Puppy Rescue Mission PSA

ROB ZOMBIE Narrates ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL Puppy Rescue Mission PSA, Directed by Strati Hovartos

 Watch the Puppy Rescue Mission PSA Here: https://vimeo.com/m/102641607

 Puppy Rescue Mission – Allowing Afghanistan War Heroes to Match Companions with Homes

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Saiga, a dog rescued by The Puppy Rescue Mission, and her soldier friend

 The ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL is deep-seated in U.S. military and veteran communities – avidly promoting programs like Metal of Honor, in conjunction with The Pathway Home (PTSD rehabilitation facility) and Hope For The Warriors (Military family assistance, veteran transition assistance, employment preparedness). In addition to these programs, the festival actively supports another great cause in conjunction with our troops: The Puppy Rescue Mission!

 The Puppy Rescue Mission (“TPRM”) is the brainchild of president and founding member Anna Cannan. Anna’s idea for TPRM began when her fiancé, Chris, was deployed to and stationed in Afghanistan. TPRM’s primary mission is to help bring home the companions to our soldiers serving in a war zone. These companions already have homes waiting for them — they just need help getting there. TPRM believes that these beloved companions have at times not only physically saved our soldiers from harm but have also filled an emotional need for a sense of home and normalcy in a hostile and dangerous environment.

With the help of the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVALTPRM continues to make loving connections between rescue dogs and their companions! Recently, Los-Angeles based photographer and ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL documenter Strati Hovartos directed a heartfelt PSA, starring a cast of active duty and veteran warriors and narrated by Mayhem-alumni and world-renowned rocker Rob Zombie.

Last summer, Rob Zombie donated his incredible truck featured on History’s Counting Cars to TPRM. At the time, Rob Zombie stated, “… soldiers in Afghanistan would find these dogs and bond with them and sneak them on the bases, even though they weren’t supposed to have them.  It was probably the only moment of sanity for these guys, when they spent time with them….But they weren’t allowed to take them home, and if they could, it was so expensive. That was a cause I could really understand and get behind.”

Watch the PSA here: https://vimeo.com/m/102641607

Saiga, the dog featured in the PSA, is an actual rescue animal from the Afghanistan war zone adopted by festival producer John Reese and his family throughTPRM. As a puppy of a dog befriended by a soldier serving in the Middle East, Saiga was brought to the US from Kabul, Afghanistan at four-and-a-half months old.

 ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL producer John Reese states, “The sacrifices made by our men and women serving overseas are numerous. Having to leave a dog behind that one may become attached to is just another sacrifice that most of us aren’t aware of. The work The Puppy Rescue Mission does is so important.”

“A sincere thank you goes out to the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL for their support and dedication in making these reunions possible,” states The Puppy Rescue Mission Founder and President, Anna Maria Cannan. “The bond between a soldier and his dog is truly unbreakable. Thousands of miles away from home, it is sometimes the one thing in the world that can bring a smile to their face.”

 For more information on The Puppy Rescue Mission, please visit www.puppyrescuemission.com.

For more information on THE ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL and other programs involved with the festival, visitwww.rockstarmayhemfest.com. Make sure to also visit the site for a full listing of this year’s tour dates and line-up information, as well as future announcements regarding the festival.

The Bolts Transformation Into Island Apollo at Silverlake Lounge

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The Bolts Transformation Into Island Apollo at Silverlake Lounge

DSC_0048 DSC_0045 pictures by: Henry Eshelman

Orange-County based indie rockers The Bolts made a bold move early last month—they changed their name to Island Apollo. Bolder still, the five-some headed north to hipster haven Silverlake previewing work through their new material as Island Apollo, taking up residency at the gritty Silverlake Lounge for four Mondays in July.

The band—comprised of guitarists Heath Farmer and Ryan Kilpatrick, bassist Addam Farmer, keyboardist Austin Farmer, and drummer Matt Champagne—gained considerable fame as The Bolts after forming as teenagers in Orange County. In short order, they picked up airplay on KROQ, won Orange County’s “Best Pop Artist” from the OC Music Awards, opened for Capital Cities and Third Eye Blind, appeared across local TV and, realizing every young man’s dream, had a song placed in a commercial featuring supermodel Kate Upton.

At Silverlake Lounge, the group took the stage as relative newcomers.

From the first show through the last, Island Apollo was not what you’d call tentative. Despite the new name (coined for the artificial islands in Long Beach Bay, each named for a Apollo astronaut) and brand new material, they couldn’t shake off (nor should they) the experience of seven years playing together. Island Apollo plays with astonishing precision and considerable verve. They’re tight but not tense, intense but not intimidating. Each member knows their job and does it well, and their experience shines through in confident assured playing, compact, well-crafted songs, and at the bottom of each, Matt Champagne: throwing himself all over his small drum kit (with one synth pad, he’s quick to point out), each bang of the drums exuberant—at times it seems he just might freak out—before bringing the beats back to their “proper” place.   In fact, each song finishes a little sooner than you think it should. A few of the songs hint at what might be in store if they were to shake off the disciplined structure and show fans what it might feel like to be invited into one of their private jam sessions. Watching the crowd, it was clear that each song left the audience wanting more.

If one is to believe the set lists (show-goers eagerly snatched from under Heath’s feet at the end of each gig) during the Silverlake Lounge residencies consisted of eight-song sets of original compositions the band has been working on for inclusion into their first EP as Island Apollo. He told the audience, “We think Animal is going to be our fist single, but our manager (Dan Catullo, of Orange County production powerhouse DC3 Music/City Drive Entertainment) asked us not to confirm that.” Regardless, our money’s on Animal—it’s a self-effacing excuse for love and lust, delivered with Ryan and Heath’s guitars over urgent, insistent, almost drill-cadence harmonies.

Heath and Ryan trade lead and rhythm guitar duties effortlessly, going back and forth between parts without looking at each other. Heath wields a well-worn Telecaster, showing years of love and long use along with that very sweet, country punk-tinged sound; he expands on its single pickup design and sound with an array of pedals and effects at his feet that makes the gear lovers in the audience crane their necks over the monitors to look at it.

Ryan, Island Apollo’s newly appointed lead vocalist, croons a fine tenor over his Stratocaster, fixing his gaze on the audience as he works through the tunes. Their intention was to have Ryan handle all the singing—thinking perhaps their four-part harmonies as the Bolts too lightweight—but they simply can’t help harmonizing, and you can tell they clearly relish singing together. Each song’s chorus is fist-to-the gut punchy. They pack a pop and a wallop. This is especially evident on the tunes Phoenix and Animal.

Between them is Addam, alternately strumming and plucking his bass—just like the guitarists on either side of them. Twice during the residency, he sported a black t-shirt with dinosaurs on it, and the irony wasn’t lost on fans of Animal.

Habitual starts with a looser, free-form instrumental intro reminiscent of The War on Drugs—but again, tantalizingly brief. In Meaning of Love, the guys sing, “You build me up/And break me down/That’s the meaning of love/That’s the meaning of love.” It is then that you realize: these guys are not punks; they really are a bunch of Orange County lads, tanned, fresh-faced, and very outgoing. They want us to like them, and y’know what? We do. The band reads the audience well and knows that they won’t win us over if they sing at us to fuck off. It’s refreshingly…fresh. At each week of the residency, a tanned, teeming crowd of young ladies in the audience undoubtedly seemed to agree.

Believer is as close as these guys come to down-tempo in the Silverlake sets, a minor-key anthem driven by Austin’s low-key keys, his extensive rig anchored by a Yamaha electric piano. In I Don’t Need Your Kind of Love, they build guitar energy with staccato guitar riffs around their vocal, ensemble playing holding Champagne’s drums in check, concluding with soulful, tight harmonies on Think it Over, their last number.

Heath explains their carefully constructed set after the show. “We believe that every song should flow naturally and that every detail should serve an artistic purpose. We added tempo changes where it made sense, and explored varying chord progressions.” As you watch his fingers fly up and down the fret board, you realize he’s taking his own advice well.

Island Apollo’s next gig is Thursday, August 14 at a new venue downtown: Downstairs at Fifty Seven, located at 712 S Santa Fe Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90021

http://fiftysevenla.electrostub.com/event.cfm?id=122547&cart

So with a nostalgic look back at their history as the Bolts, Island Apollo is poised to rise above the ocean floor and reach for the stars.

Island Apollo’s new social network links:

Facebook / Twitter / YouTube / Instagram

 

 

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