Chicago’s very own conductors of Death Metal brutality, BROKEN HOPE are pleased to announce details of their forthcoming full length album, Mutilated And Assimilated, which will see the light of day on Friday June 23rd 2017 via Century Media Records.
Regarding the new album—-BH guitarist/lyricist/founding father Jeremy Wagner says:
“BROKEN HOPE studio album number SEVEN?! Un-fucking-believable! I’m floored at how amazing our new album turned out. The songs are relentless and violent and dark and heavy–and ALL from a fresh and ferocious place we haven’t shared before. Moreover, thanks to my new studio and the stellar work of engineering/producing Jedi–SCOTT CREEKMORE–the production is on a sonic level like we’ve never had in our career.
Thanks to my brothers: DAMIAN, MIKE, MATT, DIEGO, and SCOTT–ALL of whom brought their amazing talent and skills not just to the table, but kicked it into the stratosphere! Thank you to WES BENSCOTER for collaborating with us to create the epic/sick/THING-inspired album artwork, and a huge thanks to CENTURY MEDIA worldwide for being in our corner with this new album.
For me personally, I feel MUTILATED and ASSIMILATED is my own finest hour as a guitarist and lyricist since I formed this band as teenager. I ‘ve never felt this inspired before. The album has my strongest riffage to date, it also has Leski riffage on a few songs, it has my best friends on it, and in a crazy twist, I used JEFF HANNEMAN’s guitars to write the album with and used them to track with in honor of his influence on myself AND the world of metal.
The LP version will be released in the following vinyl colors:
Gatefold “Peeled Flesh” neon pink LP+CD: US Exclusive
Gatefold “Antarctic” blue LP+CD: Band Exclusive
Ltd. Gatefold black LP+CD: available via European stores
Ltd. Gatefold transp. red LP+CD: CM Distro Europe Exclusive
3. Mutilated and Assimilated (03:31)
4. Outback Incest Clan (02:31)
5. Malicious Meatholes (03:50)
6. Blast Frozen (01:58)
7. The Necropants (03:14)
8. The Carrion Eaters (03:07)
9. Russian Sleep Experiment (03:15)
10. Hell’s Handpuppets (02:48)
11. Beneath Antarctic Ice (01:25)
12. Swamped-In Gorehog (06:21)
BROKEN HOPE online:
Damian Leski – Vocals
Jeremy Wagner – Guitars
Mike Miczek – Drums
Matt Szlachta – Lead Guitars
Diego Soria – Bass
Veteran Hard Rock outfit FOZZY will make their highly awaited return to the road in the United States with the announcement of the band’s “Judas Rising” tour. Led by their infamously charismatic frontman (and WWE Legend) Chris Jericho, Fozzy are prepared to rock fans worldwide with a live show that will offer the first taste of new material since the release of their last full length record, “Do You Wanna Start A War” (2014). Joining Fozzy on these dates will be Kyng & Sons of Texas.
Speaking about the band’s upcoming dates, Fozzy lead singer Chris Jericho expressed his enthusiasm for their first tour in over a year, stating:
“I’m so excited to get back on the lighted stage w Fozzy after taking all of 2016 off! The Judas Rising Tour sees a new Fozzy with new music and a killer new stage show, but with the same energy and party vibe that we’ve been bringing to our fans since day one! Come rock with us, drink a beer and show your boobs…whether you’re a girl or a guy! Fozzy is back…don’tcha dare miss us!”
Tickets and VIP Packages for all dates on the “Judas Rising” tour can be found at the following link: http://www.chris-jericho.com/judas-rising-tour/
FOZZY – Judas Rising Tour (U.S. Dates)
May 5th – Virginia Beach, VA @ Lunatic Luau*
May 6th – Canton, GA @ The Revival**
May 7th – Charlotte, NC @ Carolina Rebellion*
May 9th – Knoxville, TN @ The Concourse
May 10th – Louisville, KY @ Trixie’s Entertainment Complex
May 11th – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
May 12th – Ashwaubenon, WI @ Green Bay Distillery
May 13th – Dubuque, IA @ Courtside Sports Bar & Grill
May 14th – Somerset, WI @ Northern Invasion*
May 16th – Pittsburgh, PA @ Diesel Concert Lounge
May 17th – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
May 18th – Patchogue, NY @ 89 North Music Venue
May 19th – Asbury Park, NJ @ House Of Independents
May 20th – Winchester, VA @ Blue Fox Billiards
May 21st – Morgantown, WV @ Mainstage Morgantown
May 23rd – Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop
May 24th – Joliet, IL @ The Forge
May 25th – St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
May 26th – Pryor, OK @ Rocklahoma*
May 27th – San Antonio, TX @ River City Rockfest*
May 28th – Dallas, TX @ BFD Festival*
June 24th – Auburn, WA @ Pain In The Grass*
FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY have announced The Great Collapse North American tour in continued support of their new LP of the same name. Support will come from TOMBS and MOON TOOTH. Dates kick off in early June and stretch through the first week in July. Tickets will go on sale Friday 4/21.
“We’re happy to announce The Great Collapse North American tour,” says vocalist Joe Badolato. “Tombs and Moon Tooth are sick live bands, and make for a fun mixed bill. A little different than our normal touring partners, but we’re excited to play for some new fans. Lots of new songs on this one, and a few old ones we haven’t pulled out in years.”
Fit For An Autopsy released The Great Collapse on March 17, 2017 via Entertainment One (eOne) / Good Fight Music in North America and SPV overseas. Initial sales of the album landed the band on a variety of Billboard charts, some of which the first time in the band’s career. The Great Collapse debuted at #6 Hard Music, #9 Indie, #16 Rock and #47 Current Top 200.
Artist Adam Burke was tapped to create the visually stunning cover art seen below.
The Great Collapse is the the band’s fourth full length record, continuing the momentum gained from a solid 200+ days of worldwide touring backing the buzz-worthy release of Absolute Hope Absolute Hell in late 2015, as well The Depression Sessions, a split release with The Acacia Strain and Thy Art Is Murder in 2016.
The crushing music of Fit For An Autopsy is for any fan of extreme metal, as it’s devoid of preachy politics or grandstanding soapboxing, but its sound and fury is absolutely unflinching in purpose. The band expertly blends excessive-force fueled death metal with atmospheric groove and impassioned personal diatribes, reflecting back the dark state of current events. Their fourth album, The Great Collapse, doesn’t waste time with fantasy bullshit or cliché gore horror. Fit For An Autopsy are metal guys, to be certain, but they grew up in the hardcore scene. They embrace the responsibility to put as much devoted purpose into their lyrics and message as they do into their dense, heady, songs, forging a magnificently powerful new post-deathcore.
“When I write a song, I’m trying to feel emotionally connected to it. I really don’t like saying things that don’t matter over music that I want to matter,” says Putney, guitarist, principal songwriter and cofounder. “We’ve always addressed serious topics going back to our first album. We aren’t a politically charged band up on a podium yelling at people – anybody can relate to the aggression, anger, frustration, and sadness often communicated in our music. But we absolutely raise important questions in the lyrics. Those themes are there to discover.”
Putney’s fellow guitarist/cofounder, Patrick Sheridan, strongly agrees. He emphasizes that while the music of Fit For An Autopsy may evolve it will always be aggressive and will always have purpose. “We think it’s important to carry that torch. Somebody’s got to say something about the shit that’s going on. If you’re not using your music, which is a great platform, for something meaningful that you care about on some level, then you’re kind of wasting it.”
The six-men of the New Jersey based group – which includes vocalist Joe Badolato, bassist Peter Spinazola, third guitarist Tim Howley, and drummer Josean Orta – put maximum intentionality into everything they do. They are constantly challenging themselves as musicians, adding to the band’s overall creative arsenal, connecting with audiences around the world, and supporting one another in the band as individual people.
BAND TO EMBARK ON WORLD TOUR THIS SPRING
SEETHER (Shaun Morgan, vocals/guitar; Dale Stewart, bass/vocals; John Humphrey, drums) have shared a new track called “Nothing Left” from their upcoming album Poison the Parish, due out May 12 through Morgan’s new Canine Riot Records via Concord Music Group.
Poison the Parish was recorded at Blackbird Studio in Nashville, Tennessee and marks the first album produced in its entirety by frontman Morgan. Among the heaviest and most emotionally pure efforts of Seether’s illustrious career, the new album embodies the band’s newfound ferocity and resolve.
“In a time when it’s easy to tune out all the monotonous rock, Seether’s Poison the Parish proves the South African outfit still grooves, crushes and rocks harder than all,” affirms Revolver. Alternative Press was similarly impressed stating, “Poison the Parish is a return to the darker and heavier style of music that Seether built their name upon.”
Seether is preparing to embark on the first leg of the Poison the Parish World Tour, which includes headline shows and festival appearances throughout the spring and summer. Every ticket purchase comes with a physical copy of Poison the Parish. Additionally, a portion of all tickets sold for the Poison the Parish World Tour will benefit the Rise Above Fund, which is a subset of Suicide Awareness Voices of Education, the largest suicide prevention organization in the country, and the band’s partner on the Rise Above Fest.
Now in its fifth year, the Rise Above Fest has expanded to two days in 2017 — Saturday, July 22, and Sunday, July 23 at Darling’s Waterfront Park in Bangor, Maine. Performers include Seether, Korn, Shinedown, Stone Sour, Skillet, Halestorm, Falling in Reverse, and more.
SEETHER ON TOUR:
4/29 — Ft Meyers, FL — Monster Energy Fort Rock at JetBlue Park*
4/30 — Jacksonville, FL — Monster Energy Welcome to Rockville at Metropolitan Park*
5/2 — Lancaster, PA — Chameleon Club**
5/3 — Lancaster, PA — Chameleon Club**
5/5 —Tuscaloosa, AL — Druid City Music Hall**
5/6 — Nashville, TN — War Memorial Auditorium
5/7 — Charlotte, NC — Carolina Rebellion 2017 at Charlotte Motor Speedway*
5/9 — Asbury Park, NJ — Stone Pony**
5/10 — Asbury Park, NJ — Stone Pony**
5/11 — Wallingford, CT — The Dome at Toyota Presents Oakdale **
5/14 — Boston, MA — House of Blues – Boston**
5/16 — Clifton Park, NY — Upstate Concert Hall**
5/17 — Niagara Falls, NY — Rapids Theatre**
5/19 — Pittsburgh, PA— Stage AE**
5/20 — Columbus, OH —Rock on the Range 2017 at Columbus Crew Stadium*
5/22 — Grand Rapids, MI — Monroe Live**
5/24 — Detroit, MI — St. Andrew’s Hall**
5/25 — Detroit, MI — St. Andrew’s Hall**
5/27 — Omaha, NE — Sokol Auditorium**
5/28 — Pryor, OK — Rocklahoma*
6/1 — Boise, ID — Knitting Factory Concert House***
6/2 — Portland, OR —Waterfront — RoZone Stage /KFBW Radio Show*
6/3 — Seattle, WA — 2nd Annual Crazy Beverage Bash at Showbox SoDo*
6/5 — San Francisco, CA — The Fillmore***
6/6 — Anaheim, CA — House of Blues***
6/7 — Tempe, AZ — Marquee Theatre***
6/10 — Saint Louis, MO —The Pageant***
6/11 — South Bend, IN — WRBR /The Bear’s Big Growl Six*
7/15 — Bridgeview, IL — Chicago Open Air at Toyota Park*
7/16 — Indianapolis, IN — Egyptian Room at Old National Centre^
7/18 — Cincinnati, OH — Bogart’s^
7/19 — Cleveland, OH — House of Blues ^
7/22 — Bangor, ME — Rise Above Fest at Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion*
7/24 — Baltimore, MD — Baltimore Soundstage^
7/25 — Baltimore, MD — Baltimore Soundstage^
7/27 — Philadelphia, PA — The Fillmore^
7/29 — North Myrtle Beach, SC — House of Blues – Myrtle Beach^
7/30 — Cherokee, NC — Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center^
8/1 — Oklahoma City, OK — Diamond Ballroom^
8/2 — Springfield, MO — Gillioz Theatre^
8/4 — Saint Paul, MN — The Myth^
8/5 — Milwaukee, WI — The Eagles Ballroom^
8/6 — Peoria, IL — Limelight^
8/8 — Kansas City, MO — Uptown Theatre^
8/9 — Sioux Falls, SD — The District^
8/11 — Glendive MT — Dawson County Fairgrounds ^
8/14 — Boulder, CO — Boulder Theatre^
8/16 — Wichita, KS — The Cotillion^
8/17 — Dallas, TX — House of Blues^
8/19 — San Antonio, TX — The Aztec Theatre^
8/20 — Houston, TX — House of Blues^
**Featuring Letters From the Fire + Kaleido
***Featuring Through Fire + Kaleido
^Featuring Letters From the Fire + Big Story
Las Vegas-based rock outfit OTHERWISE are returning to the road this Summer on a headlining tour in the states. The band will embark on the “Close To The Gods”tour, with support coming from Through Fire and Righteous Vendetta. The Wise Guys have been hard at work on a new record, which will serve as the follow up to their sophomore effort “Peace At All Costs” (2014). Speaking about the upcoming tour and the opportunity to play new material for their fans, Otherwise lead guitarist Ryan Patrick comments:
“We’re ready to get back out on the road and do what we’re meant to do. We’re getting a chance to play all these new songs off of our upcoming album and that makes us very excited. Doing this tour with two bad ass rock outfits like Through Fire & Righteous Vendetta is sure to rumble the Earth and let the Rock Gods know we’re knocking on the doors of some Rock n’ Roll history. Bring your anger, bring your love, bring your hope. See you out there!”
June 3rd – Las Vegas, NV @ Scars and Stripes Festival**
June 9th – Oklahoma City, OK @ Thunder Alley**
June 11th – South Bend, IN @ WRBR’s Big Growl 6**
June 13th – Rockford, IL @ District Bar and Grill**
June 14th – Joliet, IL @ The Forge*
June 16th – Ringle, WI @ The Q & Z Expo Center*
June 17th – Woodstock, IL @ Offsides Sports Bar & Grill*
June 20th – Battle Creek, MI @ The Music Factory*
June 21st – Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop*
June 22nd – Pittsburgh, PA @ Diesel Club Lounge*
June 23rd – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club*
June 27th – Winston-Salem, NC @ Johnny N Junes
June 28th – Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligans Pub & Music Hall
June 29th – Charlotte, NC @ The Underground (Fillmore Charlotte)
June 30th – Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge
July 1st – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
July 3rd – Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
July 5th – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey
July 8th – Ignacio, CO @ Sky Ute Casino Resort**
July 9th – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre*
July 11th – St. Louis, MO @ Fubar*
July 12th – Louisville, KY @ Trixie’s Entertainment Complex*
July 14th – Mansfield, OH @ Ink In The Clink**
July 16th – Springfield, MO @ The Regency Live
July 18th – Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep
** – No Through Fire, Righteous Vendetta
* – No Righteous Vendetta
With their upcoming third studio album We The People slated for a June 2ndrelease, New York based hard rockers ADRENALINE MOB are revving up for an explosive year.
RIGHTEOUS VENDETTA Announce Tour Dates w/HELLYEAH
RIGHTEOUS VENDETTA have announced that they will be supporting heavy rock icons HELLYEAH on a stretch of U.S. dates in the month of June. Last month the band released their major label debut album, Cursed, which debuted at #3 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart with 2,300 units sold. The band will be touring in North America throughout 2017 in support of the new record.
Speaking about their upcoming shows with HELLYEAH, Righteous Vendetta lead vocalist Ryan Hayes comments, “In the seven years of touring we have done, we have never been so excited to announce a tour as we are about going on the road with HELLYEAH! Not only do we love the band and their music, but all the members have influenced us musically since we were just starting out. So excited to wreck these cities!”
Cursed is available now for purchase at various retailers (iTunes, Amazon, Apple Music, Spotify, FYE & Google Play) via this link: http://smarturl.it/RVCURSED
Fans can also stream the new record on YouTube by visiting the link below.
“Cursed is a shamelessly polished, evilly catchy record. And with anthemic choruses the name of the game, it’s easy to imagine these songs being belted out in the largest possible venues, with legions of teens rabidly screaming every word back at vocalist Ryan Hayes.”
– Outburn Magazine
“Righteous Vendetta has returned after three years away with a new arsenal of songs that run the gamut from vicious to valiant and inspiring. Old fans will definitely notice the tendency towards the heavy, but hopefully be content with the balance of harmonies and well-layered melodies enough to enjoy the record as a whole.”
– Cryptic Rock
RIGHTEOUS VENDETTA – U.S. Tour Dates w/HELLYEAH
Monday, June 5th – Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theatre
Tuesday, June 6th – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
Thursday, June 8th – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
Friday, June 9th – Missoula, MT @ Wilma Theatre
Saturday, June 10th – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
Monday, June 12th – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
Tuesday, June 13th – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
Wednesday, June 14th – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
Saturday, June 17th – West Hollywood, CA @ Whisky A Go Go
Sunday, June 18th – San Diego, CA @ The Observatory
Tuesday, June 20th – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
Wednesday, June 21st – Albuquerque, NM @ El Rey Theatre
RIGHTEOUS VENDETTA Online:
Official Website: righteousvendetta.com
FALLING IN REVERSE DROP VIDEO FOR TITLE TRACK FROM COMING HOMENEW ALBUM OUT APRIL 7 ON EPITAPH RECORDS
Falling in Reverse have dropped the celestial video for “Coming Home,” the title track from their upcoming fourth album, due out April 7, 2017 on Epitaph Records. Watch the video for “Coming Home” here.
“This video is an analogy of the dichotomies between my personal life and my public life — a lonely traveler content on fulfilling the dreams he set out on, but missing out on everything he has at home. A bittersweet duality,” said frontman Ronnie Radke.
The band also released the tracks “Loser” and “Broken” ahead of the album’s release.
Coming Home is the follow up to 2015’s Just Like You and the album finds the band exploring its sound, all the while retaining the signature ethos and aesthetic that has won the love and loyalty of its incredibly invested fans and followers.
Outburn described Coming Home as “sonically gripping from start to finish and impressive every step of the way, with neither Radke nor the band losing their edge” in its 10 out of 10 review. Alternative Press raved in its four-star review that “the album maintains a brilliant balance between uplifting and confessional, playful and serious. It’s the most real, honest, and self-aware record FIR have released to date.”
Coming Home is available for pre-order here.
Falling in Reverse will perform at several festivals this spring and summer. Those dates are below.
FALLING IN REVERSE DATES:
5/7 — Carolina Rebellion — Charlotte, NC
7/13 — Rock USA — Oshkosh, WI
7/14 — Chicago Open Air Festival — Chicago, IL
7/22 — Rise Above Fest — Bangor, ME
COMING HOME TRACK LISTING:
1. “Coming Home”
4. “Fuck You and All Your Friends”
5. “I Hate Everyone”
6. “I’m Bad At Life”
7. “Hanging On”
9. “Straight to Hell”
10. “I Don’t Mind”
11. “The Departure”
12. “Right Now” (bonus)
13. “Paparazzi” (bonus)
Don Jamieson reveals details for new comedy album, ‘Communication Breakdown’; launches new track, “Kiefer”, online
On April 21st, former “That Metal Show” host and comedian Don Jamieson will release his new comedy album, Communication Breakdown, via Metal Blade Records. Recorded at The Funny Stop in Cuyahoga Falls, OH, Communication Breakdown‘s title and cover come from Don‘s Rutgers University senior yearbook photo. Don explains: “My young nieces and nephews found the photo at my mom’s house and starting texting me how funny it was, and when I saw it again after so many years, I agreed! I majored in communication, so it was just a matter of adding the ‘Breakdown’ to it, which is obviously something you never want to happen in comedy.” For a preview of Communication Breakdown, the track “Kiefer” can be heard at:metalblade.com/donjamieson – where the album can also be pre-ordered.
Communication Breakdown track-listing:
1. Dave Mustaine Riffs, Intervention, Baby in t…
2. Sober, Finger-Banging, Drunk Logic
3. Weed, Cigs, Election 2016
5. Myrtle Beach
6. Free Clinic, Raccoons
7. Rockers Aren’t P.C.
8. Where Have All the Rock Stars Gone?
9. Rocking Women, Viking Metal, Big Four
10. Vagina No-No’s, Van Fucker, Doggie Style
11. Dating at 50, Threesome (Almost)
12. Brad & Angelina, Great Head, Mr. Brownstone
13. Johnny Depp
Named one of the top 10 metalhead comedians by Revolver Magazine, Don has captured some of his most irreverent work to-date on his third album, Communication Breakdown. Don explains: “This album has tons of jokes but really revolves around 4 or 5 longer stories, which is something I’ve never really done before. I usually just like shot gunning jokes like beers at a frat party, but this time around I tried something a little different. It took a while to develop them for the stage but am really happy with the way they turned out, particularly the track ‘Kiefer’, which is a true story about a crazy night with the ’24’ actor.
Other than that, there’s a little bit of something for everyone on this disc, and I hope people who buy or steal it enjoy it as much as I do.”
Hard Rock outfit EYES SET TO KILL have released the first offering from their upcoming, soon to be announced, new record. The band’s new single, “Break” is available now to stream/purchase on Spotify and iTunes. In addition to the new single, Eyes Set To Kill will also embark on the “Break Into Action” tour this Spring; with support coming from Bad Seed Rising & The Nearly Deads.
Eyes Set To Kill is also thrilled to share that Tiaday Ball (of The World Over) has joined the band as their new bassist. Additionally, the band has welcomed their long standing touring guitarist, A.J Bartholomew, as an official member.
Speaking about their upcoming tour dates, Eyes Set To Kill lead vocalist Alexia Rodriguez states, “We are excited to be playing some brand new jams on this tour in support of our album coming out later this year and are lucky to be heading out on tour with a lineup full of bands fronted by badass, talented women from the underground rock scene.”
EYES SET TO KILL: The “Break Into Action” Tour (Ticket On Sale Dates)
Tuesday, March 28th @10am PST – Soundrink VIP On-Sale (Break.soundrink.com)
Wednesday, March 29th @10am local time (General On-Sale via all other outlets)