KROQ, Travis Barker & John “Feldy” Feldmann Present Back To The Beach


KROQ, Travis Barker & John “Feldy” Feldmann Present

Back To The Beach

Saturday, April 28 & Sunday, April 29

On The Sand Of The World Famous

Huntington State Beach In Southern California


Festival To Feature All-Star Ska-Influenced Lineup With

311, Sublime With Rome, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones,

Goldfinger (featuring Travis Barker), Fishbone, The Aquabats & More

Kids 10 And Under Get In Free With An Adult Paid Admission

Tickets On Sale Friday, February 23 At 10:00 AM PT


KROQ, Travis Barker and John Feldmann come together to announce Back To The Beach–a new weekend destination festival featuring some of the biggest names in modern ska, punk and reggae–debuting Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29 on the sand at the world famous Huntington State Beach, in Southern California.

Back To The Beach will feature performances from 311Sublime With RomeThe Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Goldfinger (featuring Travis Barker), Fishbone (original lineup), The Aquabats, and many more performing on the shore of the Pacific Ocean in picturesque Orange County, California. There will be special surprises announced in the coming weeks.

Back To The Beach is produced by Synergy Global Entertainment (SGE)blink-182’s Travis Barker and Goldfinger’s John Feldmann.

Tickets go on sale Friday, February 23 at 10:00 AM PT at A limited number of VIP ticket package options are available (see below for details). For this family friendly event, kids under 10 get in free when accompanied by an adult with paid admission. This is an all-ages event.

The current daily band lineup for Back To The Beach is as follows:

Saturday, April 28311, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, The Aquabats, Hepcat, Less Than Jake, Mad Caddies, The Suicide Machines, Big D and the Kids Table, and more

Sunday, April 29Sublime With Rome, Goldfinger (featuring Travis Barker), Fishbone (the original lineup), Save Ferris, The Interrupters, Mustard Plug, The Aggrolites, The Untouchables, and more

John “Feldy” Feldmann of Goldfinger, co-producer of Back To The Beach, explains, “The inception of the idea of a ska festival turned into reality from one festival (Punk In Drublic) to another! I grew up on ska, so this has been my dream! Now I get to do it with one of my best friends, Travis Barker (The Aquabats). 2 OG rude boys getting back to our roots!”
“With such an incredible ska-influenced lineup, this is the dream show for every Southern California music fan from 1995 to today. Travis Barker and John Feldmann put in a lot of hard work with me to get this right and we think we accomplished our goal. We have to thank California State Parks for letting us do this at the most unbelievable venue on the sand at the most popular beach on Earth…Huntington State Beach. So many attractions, great food and drink… A CAN’T MISS WEEKEND,” states John ReeseBack To The Beach Producer and President of SGE, Inc.

Reese continues, “We wanted to create a festival for the entire family. The Lil’ Punk Kid Zone will offer everything from bounce houses and carnival games of chance to a sandcastle demolition…it’s going to be a really fun day at the beach for all ages.”

Back To The Beach will feature a carnival midway, beach games, the Lil’ Punk Kid Zone, vegan food, craft beer and cocktails, and more.

General Admission tickets and VIP ticket packages for Back To The Beach are available for purchase. VIP ticket options are as follows (while supplies last):
VIP Lounge 

Single Day starting at $99.50

Two Day – $199.50 

One VIP Admission Ticket 

Dedicated VIP entry lane into festival 

Access to Back To The Beach VIP Lounge, which includes: 

VIP Viewing area of Main Stage 

Standing viewing deck located within VIP Lounge 

Comfortable shaded areas to sit and relax, games and more!

VIP Restrooms

VIP Cash Bar 

VIP Food available for purchase, including sit down style restaurant in lounge 


Side Of Stage VIP 

One day option only – $299.50

One VIP Admission Ticket 

Dedicated VIP entry lane into festival 

Access to Side of Stage viewing platform 

Air Conditioned Bathrooms 

Access to Back To The Beach VIP Lounge, which includes: 

VIP Viewing area of Main Stage 

Standing viewing deck located within VIP Lounge 

Comfortable shaded areas to sit and relax, games, and more! 

VIP Restrooms

VIP Cash Bar 

VIP Food available for purchase, including sit down style restaurant in lounge 


VIP Beach Cabana For Up To 10 Guests 

Single Day – $4000

Two Day – $7500

VIP admission ticket for up to 10 guests (must select party size upon checkout) 

Dedicated VIP entry lane into festival 

Private raised platform cabana with view of Main Stage 

2 complimentary bottles per day (with select mixers) 

Meal ticket to VIP restaurant (one per person) 

VIP Viewing area of Main Stage 

Air Conditioned Restrooms 

Access to Back To The Beach VIP Lounge, which includes: 

VIP Viewing area of Main Stage 

Standing viewing deck located within VIP Lounge 

Comfortable shaded areas to sit and relax, games and more! 

VIP Cash Bar 

Additional VIP Food available for purchase


Back To The Beach partners include: Rockstar Energy Drink, Corona, Sailor Jerry, Cosmic Fog, SeaLegs Wine Bar and Cupcake Wines.


For more information on Back To The Beach, visit:





Hashtag: #backtothebeachfest


Travis Barker’s MUSINK, Presented By KROQ

Travis Barker’s MUSINK, Presented By KROQ
Returns To OC Fair & Event Center In Southern CA
Friday, March 16, Saturday, March 17 & Sunday, March 18

11th Annual 3-Day Music Festival, Tattoo Convention, And Car Show
To Feature Performances From
blink-182, The Descendents, Lil Yachty,
Good Charlotte, Fear, Machine Gun Kelly & More

Tickets On Sale NOW

As the premier festival bringing together the best of music, tattoos, and cars, Travis Barker’s MUSINKpresented by KROQ, returns to the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, CA Friday, March 16Saturday March 17 and Sunday, March 18for its 11th year. The event will feature hundreds of world-renowned tattoo artists, music performances from top rock, punk and hip hop artists including blink-182The DescendentsLil YachtyGood CharlotteMachine Gun KellyFear and more, as well as the Low ‘N’ Slow Car Show (presented by Travis Barker‘s Famous Stars and Straps).

Travis Barker’s MUSINK also features daily tattoo contests, a vendor village, and the Miss MUSINK competition (presented by Sullen) at one of the world’s biggest gatherings of elite tattoo artists.

Travis Barker says, “Every year we have more and more fun and this year I am excited to announce blink-182The DescendentsLil YachtyMGK and more. Super stoked for all the fans to come out for a great time of music, cars, and tattoos.”

blink-182, whose 2015 MUSINK performance was one of the first with the band’s current lineup, adds, “We are excited to come back and play the festival that brought us together.”

The music lineup for MUSINK is as follows:

  • Friday, March 16:

    The Descendents, Fear, Strung Out, The Adolescents

  • Saturday, March 17:

    blink-182, Good Charlotte, The Interrupters

  • Sunday, March 18:

    Lil Yachty, Machine Gun Kelly, Wifisfuneral, The Fever 333

Travis Barker presents the 11th annual MUSINK zombie-themed flyer with band lineup & venue details

The initial list of participating tattoo artists includes Jack RudyRobert AtkinsonBlack Anchor CollectiveFranco VescoviBabaTrue TattooSmall PaulEddie TanaBoog StarCorey MillerBritton McFetridgeSpotlight TattooBob TyrrellBig GusElm St. TattooGoetheGypsy RoseAlex StranglerKaren Costleigh, and Christine Barnum, with many more to be announced. Visit www.MusinkFest.comfor updates.

Acclaimed tattoo artist and co-star of Spike TV’s Tattoo Nightmares Big Gus says, “When it comes to SoCal shows, nothing beats music and ink like the MUSINK fest! Hands down best in Cali.”

Tickets start at the following prices (plus fees) and go on sale Friday, January 26 at 10:00 AM PT at

  • 3-Day General Admission: $99
  • Friday: starting at $29.50 (GA), $129.50 (VIP)
  • Saturday: starting at $49.50 (GA), $149.50 (VIP)
  • Sunday: starting at $39.50 (GA), $129.50 (VIP)

Visit the MUSINK website for all details on VIP and General Admission 3-day and single day ticket options.

Famous Stars and Straps presents Low ‘N’ Slow Car Show returns to MUSINK and will feature the best selection of custom rides, American classics and lowriders in Southern California on display, all handpicked by Travis Barker.

The 2017 MUSINK—the 10th annual event—had over 20,000 in attendance and received rave reviews from the media. said, “Music, ink, and cars are the trifecta of epic, and it is also MUSINK in a nutshell” [March 18, 2017]. Elsewhere, proclaimed, “The event has emerged as the largest tattoo and music festival in the nation” [March 20, 2017].

All ages are welcome at MUSINK, and kids 7 years old and under get in free.

MUSINK hours are 3:00 PM – 10:00 PM on Friday, March 16, 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM on Saturday, March 17, and 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM on Sunday, March 18.

MUSINK 2018 is produced by Bill HardieTravis BarkerJohn Reese, and Sean Akhavan.

MUSINK partners include: Famous Stars and Straps, Rockstar Energy Drink, Tecate, Bulleit Frontier Whiskey, Golden Crown Barber Shop, Dixxon Flannels, Cosmic Fog, Sullen, and Johnny’s Saloon in Huntington Beach.

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:

LAS RAGEOUS Music Festival Announces Updated Performance Lineup

LAS RAGEOUS Music Festival
Announces Updated Performance Lineup

Otherwise & New Years Day Join
A Perfect Circle, Five Finger Death Punch, Ghost, Judas Priest & More
Friday, April 20 & Saturday, April 21
At The Downtown Las Vegas Events Center

Sin City’s premier rock and metal festival, Las Rageous, has released an updated performance lineup with the addition of hometown heroes Otherwise, along with goth-rock royalty New Years Day. Coming to the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center for its highly anticipated second year on Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21, the Live Nation-created music festival will take over two square blocks, in the heart of iconic downtown Las Vegas.

Las Rageous 2018 flyer with band lineup and venue details

Otherwise and New Years Day join an already exciting lineup of rock and metal icons and impressive newcomers. Festivalgoers can expect to hear fan favorites and possibly new music from Sin City mainstay and Saturday night headliner Five Finger Death Punch(who recently released their greatest hits album, A Decade Of Destruction), and an eclectic set from A Perfect Circle that may include their brand new song, “Disillusioned.” Additionally, fans hope to hear new tracks from NWOBHM staple Judas Priest, legendary hard rock group ClutchPop Evil and Saxon, who all have albums set for release in the coming months. There will be memorable spectacles from In This Moment and Ghost; killer performances from Black Star Riders (featuring members of Thin Lizzy), masked rap rock kings Hollywood Undead, and DED, who just released a music video for their new single “Hate Me”; along with music from metalcore heavyweights Underoath and Beartooth, Los Angeles breakouts VYCES and Bad Wolves, up-and-coming blues-rockers Joyous Wolf, and Vegas’s own Adelitas Way.

The updated lineup for Las Rageous is as follows:

  • Friday, April 20

    A Perfect CircleGhostClutchUnderoathBeartoothPop EvilNew Years DayVYCES, and Otherwise, with more to come.

  • Saturday, April 21

    Five Finger Death PunchJudas PriestIn This MomentSaxonHollywood UndeadBlack Star RidersAdelitas WayJoyous WolfDED, and Bad Wolves, with more to come.

With only 10,000 tickets available for purchase, Las Rageousoffers the rare opportunity for fans to enjoy a festival experience in an intimate outdoor setting. Located just off Las Vegas Boulevard at Third and Carson Streets, Las Rageous will take over two city blocks of the historic downtown area. All ages are welcome and doors open at 4:00 p.m., with headliners taking the stage at approximately 10:00 p.m.

All tickets available for purchase are 2-day festival tickets for both Friday and Saturday. Two day festival tickets are currently available for $127 (plus fees). VIP tickets are also available starting at $366 (plus fees), and include private viewing from a platform and onsite parking.

Las Rageous is produced by Live Nation Las Vegas.

For more information on Las Rageous, please visit:

Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival

Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival
Powered By Gringo Bandito
Expands To Include Events Across The Western U.S.
In April & May;
Returns To Doheny State Beach Saturday, April 7

Headliner The Offspring & Pennywise To Perform At All Shows;
The Vandals, Against Me!, Me First And The Gimme Gimmes & Others Play Select Dates

Plus Craft Beer Sampling, Gourmet Tacos, Lucha Libre Style Wrestling

Tickets On Sale NOW

Synergy Global Entertainment (SGE) and Brew Ha Ha Productions are pleased to announce the expansion of the acclaimed Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival powered by Gringo Bandito to include additional dates in SacramentoDenverAlbuquerqueTucsonAuburn, and Portland during April and May of 2018. Sabroso also returns to the scenic Doheny State Beach in Southern California on Saturday, April 7 from 1:00 P.M. — 9:00 P.M. (VIP Entry at Noon). Each date of the 5th annual taco and craft beer celebration features a music lineup headlined by Orange County, CA-based The Offspring, along with SoCal’s PennywiseMe First And The Gimme GimmesThe VandalsAgainst Me!LitUnwritten LawStreet DogsLos Kung Fu Monkeys, and more will perform on select dates. Visit for music lineup details.

Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival, powered by Gringo Bandito flyer with band list (lineup varies by city) & tour dates

Produced by California’s most successful and respected craft beer festival producer Brew Ha Ha Productions and premier music festival production company Synergy Global Entertainment (SGE), most dates of Sabroso will also feature craft beer tastings (until 4:00 P.M.) from some of the best breweries in the country. The region’s top chefs and restaurants will serve delectable tacos and attendees can enjoy Lucha Libre style wrestling, lawn games, contests, and more. Beer tastings will vary by city according to local alcohol laws and restrictions.

Dexter Holland of The Offspring said, “Tacos and craft beer are two of The Offspring‘s favorite things! We’re excited to be bringing Sabroso to new cities in 2018! See you at the shows!”

Sabroso offers craft beer from some of the best, top-awarded breweries in the nation and pairs them with some of the tastiest tacos in the region. It’s truly an experience unlike anything seen before,” Sabroso co-producer Cameron Collins of Brew Ha Ha Productions said. “The festival will offer everything from savory carne asada and carnitas to delicious fresh fish tacos, and of course, craft beer favorites like IPAs, pale ales, stouts, lagers and more!”

During VIP early entry tastings (from Noon — 4:00 P.M.), and general admission tastings (from 1:00 P.M. — 4:00 P.M.), craft beer lovers who are 21+ can sample over 100 craft beers from the finest breweries in the nation. Tastings will feature tons of local favorites, with an initial list of well-known breweries including:

  • Avery BrewingPizza Port Brewing CompanyThree WeaversAbnormal Beer Co.Artifex, and Modern Times in Dana Point
  • New Glory Craft BrewerySeismic Brewing Co.Heretic Brewing CompanyThe BrueryAleSmith, and Avery Brewing in Sacramento
  • Oskar Blues BreweryMelvin BrewingUpslope Brewing CompanyRenegade Brewing CompanyAvery Brewing, and Great Divide Brewing Co. in Denver
  • Avery BrewingKaktus Brewing Co.Bosque Brewing Company, and Great Divide Brewing Co. in Albuquerque
  • The Shop Beer Co.Avery BrewingBarrio Brewing Co.Crooked Tooth BrewingGrand Canyon Brewing Company, and Stone Brewing in Tucson
  • 7 Seas BrewingWingman BrewersAvery BrewingHarmon Brewing Co.Melvin BrewingSilver City Brewery, and Wet Coast Brewing Co. in Auburn
  • Modern TimesAvery BrewingAleSmithNinkasi Brewing CompanyEcliptic Brewing, and 2 Towns in Portland.

At each festival date, the taco creations will compete for the coveted Sabroso “Best Of Show,” awarded by a panel of highly acclaimed and pre-selected food judges.

Attendees are also invited to sample all flavors of Gringo BanditoDexter Holland of The Offspring‘s top rated hot sauce—during the event.

Lucha Libre style wrestling stars from across the globe will take to the ring battling for the title of Sabroso Champion. There will be multiple qualifying wrestling matches throughout each festival day and one final championship match at each show.

Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival powered by Gringo Bandito runs from 1:00 P.M. — 9:00 P.M (VIP Entry at Noon). Tickets for all dates of Sabroso go on sale Friday, January 26 at 10:00 A.M. local time at and start at just $29.00 in some markets and $39.50 in others. For each ticket purchased, $0.50 will be donated to a charity in the local festival market.

The VIP Lounge + Early Entry Ticket includes (1) festival admission ticket with craft beer tastings, music festival access, VIP entry lane with one hour early entry for craft beer tastings (21+), VIP lounge access with exclusive craft beer tastings and special taco vendors, VIP bathrooms, and VIP commemorative laminate.

The 2018 Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival powered by Gringo Bandito dates are as follows:

  • Saturday, April 7 — Dana Point, CA — Doheny State Beach
  • Sunday, April 8 — Sacramento, CA — Papa Murphy’s Park at Cal Expo
  • Saturday, April 28 — Denver, CO — Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
  • Sunday, April 29 — Albuquerque, NM — Isleta Amphitheater
  • Saturday, May 5 — Tucson, AZ — Rillito Park Racetrack
  • Saturday, May 12 — Auburn, WA — White River Amphitheatre
  • Sunday, May 13 — Portland, OR — Portland Meadows
  • The Offspring and Pennywise perform at every show. Support lineups vary by city.

At last year’s sold out Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival powered by Gringo Bandito at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, CA, 8,500 attendees gathered under the California sunshine for an afternoon of complimentary craft beer tasting with over 40 of the best breweries from Southern California and beyond, gourmet street tacos and more. Lucha Libre style wrestlers competed throughout the day as the waves of the Pacific crashed behind their beachside ring, and professional eaters, including world champion Takeru Kobayashi, took to the stage before The Offspring‘s performance for the 7th Annual Gringo Bandito Chronic Tacos Challenge. While runner-up Molly Schuyller, European champion Jesse Pynnönen, and others devoured tacos at an astonishing pace, Kobayashi stole the show by downing 159 tacos in 10 minutes — shattering his own 2015 record of 144 tacos.

The festival producers encourage attendees to drink responsibly.

Sponsors for Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival powered by Gringo Bandito include Gringo Bandito, Avery Brewing, Rockstar Energy Drink, Chronic Tacos, Milagro Tequila, Cosmic Fog and many more.

For more on Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival powered by Gringo Bandito, visit:

The Offspring performing at Sabroso 2017

The Offspring

Sombrero-clad patrons enjoying craft beer samples on the beach at Sabroso 2017Patrons enjoying street tacos at Sabroso 2017

All 2017 Sabroso Festival photos above by Stephanie Cabral

Jim Florentine’s new book out Today! Everybody is Awful (Except You!)




Book promo 1


Rock N Roll Industries is proud to support Jim Florentine’s reading and book signing at the Book Soup Event in Hollywood, CA February 25th at 4 pm. In addition to Jim Florentine handing out comedy CD’s to the first 50 people in line, we will also be handing out the new issue of RNR Magazine, so get there early! You won’t want to miss the fun! Here is the Facebook Event page, please RSVP  Fans can get their copy of the book by clicking the link   to purchase a book.

About the book:

Everybody is Awful (Except You!)

Facebook Freaks. Instagram Exhibitionists. Twitter Trolls. Distracted Drivers. Shitty Superstitions. These are a few of the creatures our technology-obsessed culture has spawned. And a few of the things that comedian Jim Florentine hates. Opening his new book, Everybody is Awful (Except You!), Florentine writes: “I’m a simple man trying to live in a complicated world. Most days, all I want to do is maintain my peace of mind. But, that’s hard as hell when everything I consider normal has flipped on its head.”

The madness is so universal now that everyone has dealt with it. You read a stupid post and immediately want to tell your “friend” to go have relations with himself. Sure, social media may keep us connected, but it is a breeding ground for idiots, and these idiots have crowd-sourced a storm of useless information and corny jokes that are wasting our time.

If you’ve followed Jim’s career, been to his comedy shows, or listened to his podcast, then you know that the stuff that frustrates the hell out of him has been the source of his comedy.Everybody is Awful (Except You!) ridicules the people that foul up a good day, and is for anyone annoyed with the unnecessary drama in their life. As Jim reminds the reader, you have to put things in perspective and laugh at the inanities. And remember, you’re not awful…it’s the other guy. You are hilarious!

Comedian Jim Florentine is a former co-host of VH1’s “That Metal Show” and a critically acclaimed actor, seen most recently on Amy Schumer’s hit film Trainwreck. He hosts a popular weekly podcast, Comedy Metal Midgets, and is a featured DJ on Ozzy’s Boneyard channel on SiriusXM radio. Florentine rose to fame with his bestselling recordings Terrorizing Telemarketers and he created and voiced the wildly popular character Special Ed for Comedy Central’s “Crank Yankers.” He won an Emmy for his work on HBO’s “Inside the NFL” and had two Billboard top-ten comedy albums within a single year (Cringe N’ Purge and Awful Jokes from My First Comedy Notebook). Florentine lives in New Jersey.

I’ve enclosed a galley of Everybody is Awful (Except You!), which Da Capo Press will publish on February 20th, Please contact me for more information, cover art, or to schedule an interview with the author.


Jim Florentine was one of the co-hosts of VH1 Classic’s hit heavy metal talk show series, That Metal Show. The program was a round table talk show where legends of rock hang out and discussed their past and current projects in front of a live studio audience. Rolling Stone Magazine dubbed That Metal Show one of the 50 Best Reasons to watch TV. He is also best known as the voice of Special Ed from Comedy Central’s Crank Yankers and as the guy who spends his days turning the tables on Telemarketers.

He released a CD called “Awful Jokes from my First Comedy Notebook” and his live comedy CD/DVD on Metal Blade Records called “Cringe ‘n’ Purge”
debuted at #5 on the Comedy Billboard Charts. In 2016, he released two comedy specials, I’m Your Savior was a critically acclaimed one-man show about his about his life and the death of his ex-girlfriend. His second special released the same year, A Simple Man debuted at number 1 on the comedy charts.

Jim’s voice was heard on Adult Swim’s “Aqua Teen Hunger,” and he was in “Girls” and “Californication.”
He has been seen on the Apprentice, The Joy Behar Show, Chelsea Lately, Down and Dirty with Jim Norton on HBO, Red Eye on Fox News Channel, Meet The Creeps, Comedy Central’s Mother Load, HBO’s “Inside the NFL,” Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, The Howard Stern Show, Spike TV’s Video Game Awards, MTV Music Video Awards, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Last Call with Carson Daly, Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn on Comedy Central, VH1’s “The List,” and Louie Anderson’s “Comedy Showcase.” He also wrote an article and appeared on Marc Maron’s podcast “WTF.” He can also be seen in the dramedy A Little Help? with Jenna Fischer and Train Wreck with Amy Schumer.

For more information click on his links:

Florentine Headshot



The buzz surrounding legendary metal band Judas Priest’s forthcoming album, ‘Firepower,’ is undeniably growing louder – on the strength of the video clip for the track “Lightning Strike,” as well as many of the attractive/limited edition purchasing options made available for fans via PledgeMusic already being sold out. And it will soon reach a fever pitch with the unveiling of another new killer track, plus another limited edition of the forthcoming album being made available for purchase.

Fans can now hear the title track from ‘Firepower’ via this link, and can purchase a metallic silver-colored cassette version of the album on PledgeMusic, and is being issued in an extremely limited pressing of only 300. And if judging from how quickly some of the previous limited edition bundles sold out via the site (such as signed guitars from Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner, various colors of autographed vinyl, etc.), this rare cassette version will be an instant rarity and collector’s item. If you haven’t checked out the “Lightning Strike” video or preordered the album, you can do so now by visiting the follow link.

Set for release on Friday, March 9th, 2018 via Epic Records – the album is comprised of fourteen tracks of pure and highly inspired metal.  And to mark the occasion Priest (singer Rob Halford, guitarists Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner, bassist Ian Hill, and drummer Scott Travis) has reunited with producer Tom Allom (the man behind the board for all of the band’s releases from 1979-1988, including such stellar classics as ‘Unleashed in the East,’ ‘British Steel,’ ‘Screaming for Vengeance’ and ‘Defenders of the Faith’) and with Grammy Award-winning producer Andy Sneap also helping to raise the sonic bar even higher.

“Tom Allom has got this classic metal thing,” explains Halford. “And Andy is a bit more of a ‘modern metal producer’ but his thinking is a little bit different to Tom’s. And I think to get this balance between that classic old school metal to what Andy’s world is was just a remarkable coalescence.” “Tom Allom has been with us since 1979, so his knowledge of ourselves and our music in general is immense,” adds Hill. And according to Travis Priest returned back to a recording method that worked incredibly well on the band’s earlier classics – “We went back to the organic way of recording where it’s all of us in a room and we got to play together.”

With the impending arrival of ‘Firepower’ and its ensuing tour (which kicks off on March 13th), THE PRIEST IS BACK!


1. Firepower
2. Lightning Strike
3. Evil Never Dies
4. Never The Heroes
5. Necromancer
6. Children of the Sun
7. Guardians
8. Rising From Ruins
9. Flame Thrower
10. Spectre
11. Traitors Gate
12. No Surrender
13. Lone Wolf
14. Sea of Red


Armored Saint plot first ever South American tour!


Armored Saint will be heading down to South America for the first time ever! The shows are scheduled for June and include performances in Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Chile, and Colombia. The band is currently at work on a set list full of songs from throughout their entire catalog – it’s an event not to miss for South American fans!

Vocalist John Bush comments: “Finally!! Armored Saint brings its soulful heavy rock to the passionate continent of South America. I went to South America twice with Anthrax and can easily say that those were some of the best shows I did in my life. The rabid fans of places like Brazil, Argentina, Peru and Chile are die hards of music. Their enthusiasm is unprecedented. Also looking forward to going to Colombia for the first time. Can’t wait!! The Saint‘s Latin roots should be in full force. It’s a perfect match.”

Bassist Joey Vera adds: “After 35 long years we’re finally going to tour in South America. The long wait was bitter, but the experience playing for you all will be oh so sweet. See you soon.”

Armored Saint tour dates
June 2 – Buenos Aires, AR @ Uniclub
June 3 – Sao Paulo, BR @ Fabrique Club
June 5 – Lima, PE @ Discoteca Cocos
June 7 – Santiago, CL @ La Batuta
June 8 – Bogota, CO @ TBC

Having toured with Metallica, Whitesnake, Alice Cooper, The Scorpions, and many other artists since their inception in the early 80s, Armored Saint has always been a highly regarded live act – not only in their hometown of Los Angeles, but also around the world. The only official release to capture this, however, is 1989’s live album, Saints Will Conquer – until now, with Carpe Noctum, which was recorded at the band’s 2015 Wacken festival set, as well as their headlining show in Aschaffenburg, Germany. To preview and purchase Carpe Noctum, please visit:

Armored Saint online:




Red Sun Rising return with the music video premiere for their first single, “Deathwish”, off of the band’s forthcoming sophomore release “Thread” out on March 30th (Concord Music/Razor & Tie). Watch the apocalyptic video, directed by Brad Golowin, premiering today with Vevo, here: The anthemic single is also available for purchase today on iTunes, Apple Music, and Amazon.
Produced by Matt Hyde (Deftones, AFI, Porno For Pyros) and mixed by Jay Ruston, Thread continues to expand on Red Sun Rising’s concept of mixing different genres and influences to create a unique sound. Physical pre-order’s for the highly anticipated release are available for purchase today on Merchnow. Digital pre-orders will be available everywhere starting Friday, January 19th.
When asked about the upcoming album, lead singer Mike Protich stated, “This album feels like a rebirth. Although Red Sun Rising played 140 shows on our last tour, it was not until we made this album that I felt we became a band. The growth and evolution of RSR that you will hear in our sound and our songwriting builds on our ‘Thread’ mentality (songs that people can love and sing with us but don’t fit a mold). We aren’t chasing trends and never will.”
Sun Rising made headlines with their debut full-length album Polyester Zeal and earned their own piece of rock radio history with two back-to-back #1 hit singles off of a debut album on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Chart. This marked the first time in over a decade that a band has achieved back-to-back #1s on the Rock Chart with its first two singles, “The Otherside” and “Emotionless.” Adding to their radio success, the band was nominated in the “Best New Rock/Alternative Rock Artist” category (Foals, Kaleo, Nathaniel Rateliff, The Strumbellas, Red Sun Rising) for the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards. RSR was also named New Artist of the Year at the 2016 Radio Contraband Awards.
The band has announced their U.S. spring headline tour in support of the forthcoming release today. Additionally, Red Sun Rising will be performing at all of the major rock festivals this year. For all upcoming show dates, see below!
Red Sun Rising is Mike Protich (vocals/guitar), Ryan Williams (guitar), Ricky Miller (bass/vocals), Dave McGarry (guitar/vocals)and Pat Gerasia (drums).


Headline Tour Dates
Jan. 21 – Jan. 25 – Port Canaveral, FL – Shiprocked
Feb. 16 – Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe*
Feb. 17 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave*
Feb. 18 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Ballroom*
March 18 – Syracuse, NY – Lost Horizon
March 20 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
March 21 – Baltimore, MD – Sound Stage
March 22 – Portland, ME – Empire
March 23 – Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
March 24 – Asbury Park, NJ – The Wonder Bar
March 25 – Philadelphia, PA – Foundry
March 28 – Johnson City, TN – Capone’s
March 29 – Nashville, TN – Top Golf
March 30 – Little Rock, AR – Rev Room
March 31 – Dallas, TX – Trees
April 3 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
April 5 – Tucson, AZ – Club XS
April 6 – Phoenix, AZ – Pub Rock
April 7 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
April 8 – Las Vegas, NV – Beauty Bar
April 10 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
April 11 – Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver
April 13 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
April 15 – Seattle, WA – Chop Suey
April 16 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
April 18 – Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
April 19 – Lincoln, NE – Bourbon
April 20 – Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
April 21 – Sioux City, IA – Anthem at Hard Rock
April 22 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
April 29 – Sunrise, FL -Welcome to Rockville
May 4 – Charlotte, NC – Carolina Rebellion
May 12 – Somerset, WI – Northern Invasion
May 18 – Columbus, OH – Rock on the Range
May 25 & 26 – Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma
*w/Stone Sour

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36 Crazyfists premiere the video for “Wars to Walk Away From.” The song lives on the band’s latest critically acclaimed release Lanterns.

About the video, singer Brock Lindow said, “We had a blast doing our new video for ‘Wars to Walk Away From’ in the early hours of a nice, brisk fall morning in Virginia with director Justin Reich and his killer crew. We captured the live sense of the band as we ripped through a song about the journey of leaving what’s behind you as far as you can
and envisioning what’s in front of you with Northern eyes…”





Mitch Arnold, lead vocalist, of the band Wayland recently sat down to film this compelling promo on his trials and tribulations to bring awareness to depression and suicide with The You Rock Foundation.
Mitch talks about how he deals with these thoughts with ‘exercise and meditation’.
It can be viewed here:
You Rock Foundation has affected and saved many lives with the help of filmed testimonials with other notable artists including Corey Taylor (Slipknot/Stone Sour), Jonathan Davis (Korn), Jim Root (Slipknot), Randy Blythe (Lamb of God), Jesse Leach (Killswitch Engage), Aaron Norstrom (Gemini Syndrome) and many more which can be viewed at the foundation’s website or YouTube page.
In September Wayland released their debut full length album “Rinse & Repeat” with Mighty Loud / InGroove. They just wrapped up a tour with Hinder, Josh Todd & The Conflict and Adelitas Way.
For more information, check out the band’s web properties:

For more information on the You Rock Foundation:


To speak to someone who will understand and help you find the hope your deserve, call The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, or text 741741 to Crisis Text Line. These services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
1-800-273-TALK (8255) |
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