(New York, NY) – So-cal hard rockers Kyng premieres the music video for their title track “Breathe In The Water”. Directed and produced by Javier Robles, the video features performance shots of the band, puppets, and a message in support of the refugees and migrants in distress at sea. Watch the music video HERE.

Breathe In The Water is Kyng’s latest full-length album, released this past fall with Razor & Tie. The album was produced by Machine (Lamb of God, Clutch) at The Machine Shop Recording Studio in Austin, TX.


Kyng is Eddie Veliz (vocals, guitar), Tony Castaneda (bass, backup vocals), and Pepe Clarke (drums).

Kyng Tour Dates:
July 6 – Wichita, KS – The Cotillion
July 7 – Omaha, NE– The Waiting Room
July 8 – Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
July 10 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
July 11 – Miramar Beach, FL – The Machine Shop
July 12 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
July 14 – Oshkosh, WI – Rock USA*
July 15 – Cedar Rapids, IA – Just Jules^
July 16 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Open Air*
July 18 – Traverse City, MI – Ground Zero
July 19 – Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live
July 21 – Niagara Falls, NY – Rapids Theatre
July 22 – Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater
July 23 – Bangor, ME – Rise Above Fest*
July 25 – Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
July 26 – New York, NY – The Gramercy
July 28 – Lynchburg, VA – Phase 2
July 30 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre
August 1 – Norfolk, VA – NorVa
August 2 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
August 4 – Jacksonville, FL – Mavericks
August 5 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
August 6 – Memphis, TN – New Daisy Theatre
August 8 – Columbia, MO – The Blue Note
August 10 – Fargo, ND – The Sanctuary
August 11 – Sturgis, SD – Ironhorse Saloon
August 12 – Sioux Falls, SD – The District
August 14 – Billings, MT – Pub Station
August 15 – Fort Collins, CO – Aggie Theatre
August 16 – Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep
August 18 – Carterville, IL – Moonstock Festival*
October 29 – Puerto Morelos, Mexico – Metal Maya*
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FOZZY Prepare To Embark On “Judas Rising” Tour In The U.S.


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:


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*

* – Fozzy Only
** – No Sons of Texas
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Affliction Studio Grand opening and Megadeth take over; Dystopia private listening party!

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I have been anticipating the grand opening of the Affliction studio and Megadeth listening party for over a month now and it was well worth the wait. As you walked in the warehouse there is a state of the art radio studio with big microphones and a nice sized stage! The event was held on January 21st, and it was  invite only, but for those who wanted to be a part of the action and could not, they could watch the live stream on the Affliction YouTube Channel . It was a packed house and I recognized a lot of familiar faces like Dino Cazares (Fear Factory), his lovely wife Jennifer, Sen Dog (Cypress Hill), Thom Hazaert (David Ellefson Productions) and Sonny “Rock My Walls” photography. Everyone at the event had a smile on their face and a cool beverage in their hand from the open bar. The margaritas were spicy and delicious and if you were in the mood for a more manly drink, you could ask for a “Lemmy.” Outside in the parking was fresh tacos provided by Borracho Tacos. You had a choice of carne, pollo and cheese quesadillas. I got all three and I was definitely satisfied.

The night was hosted by Jose Mangin, Affliction VP of Brand Management and radio personality of my favorite station on SiriusXM, Liquid Metal. The other host of honor was “God Father” of thrash Dave Mustaine, who was in great spirits throughout the night walking around the warehouse, doing a little shopping, eating tacos and taking selfies with the VIP’s! The night was full of excitement with opening band Painted Wives who put on a great performance and had the future metalheads of America at their feet, literally. It must have been the lead singer Justin Suitor’s son, because they were both wearing the same blue checkered flannel. The little boy kept making his way closer up to the stage. The blasting sounds of metal did not bother him one bit! I am a new fan of Painted Wives after hearing them live. I did a little shopping myself and enjoyed the 65% off mark down that Affliction gave all VIP guests. The store had a lot to choose from and a lot of new gear I haven’t seen before.

It was now time to listen to the new album, Dystopia. Jose gave a welcoming introduction with Dave Mustaine and Kiko Luererio on stage. Jose asked Dave, “Do you have any words you would like to say to your fans?” Dave responds, “Hi.” After many laughs by the crowd, Dave continued to say, “I want to thank Jose and Affliction. And for everybody to look around and enjoy the evening, enjoy how beautiful we all are and how much fun this night is going to be!” I couldn’t have said it better myself. It was a great leeway into the new album that was played in full blast and enjoyed by everyone! The night wrapped up with California hard rock band KYNG who always put on an energetic and killer show. I have seen them many times and like them very much! It was a great night and I am so excited to see future events at the Seal Beach HQ. Affliction really did a great job of entertaining the crowd, offering the killer discount and making everyone feel right at home! Make sure to grab the new album Dystopia by Megadeth and go visit the new and improved Affliction warehouse and grab some new gear!

Raquel Figlo

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Motörhead Motörboat

Join us aboard the Motörhead Motörboat…


As we set sail a pawn a course of open sea the Motörhead Motörboat gets ready to rock n roll around the clock. As boarding the motorboat during the first search of your room, you can’t help but to notice the sheer size of the Norwegian cruise ship. The Motörboat take over from the music on the intercom to the graphics on the doors and the fact that you just may run a cross some of your favorite stars. Soon after we checked in we did just that with some good friends of ours in COC in the rooms next to us, without a doubt that was cool. First band up was Exodus as we’re still set at dock fans gather on deck for the first picture getting ready to head off to rock the high seas with a course of a epic good time. With legends like Motörhead, Slayer, Exodus, COC, Anthrax, Hatebreed and many more the fans start to create metal chaos with 3 stages and heart thumping sound systems makes your experience a true rockn’ ship that you should try for yourselves.

Four days and nights of music including private Island performances and Slayer and Motörhead taking turns headlining the shows what could be better then too top off a great night of rockn with the ships buffet that go’s all day and night. The Norwegian also has your romantic complimentary dining including a three-course meal, in this case all rules “walk the plank” if you like to dress up you can but this is the Motörboat and its Metal chaos through out the day and night. With smooth sailing huge sounds the ship also had their entertainment included sports club, fitness center, sports court, including full size basketball court, golf, 5 hot tubs, two pools, arcade rooms and WiFi lounges (for a cost), sports bar and of course the casino. Where a few lucky fans even bumped into Lemmy. This wasn’t just a vacation for fans but for bands as well some stars brought their families. It’s not everyday you can hang out at a private island with some of your favorite stars. The cruises all received a pre release copy of our new issue (coming out next week) with Motörhead on the cover and features interviews an interview with Lemmy as well as interviews other artists from the boat Anthrax, Exodus, KYNG, Santa Cruz, No Words and Huntress. Also pick up our following issue that will include more coverage from the boat including interviews with Corrosion of Conformity, Crobot, Suicidal Tendencies, Motor Sister, Hatebreed, and follow ups with Santa Cruz and Mikkey Dee of Motörhead.


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Following last year’s expansion to include three nights of music, America’s premier rock festivalROCK ON THE RANGE–has once again upped the ante by growing to three full days of music for this year’s annual event, May 16, 17 & 18 at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, OH.

Featuring headlining sets from Guns N’ Roses, Avenged Sevenfold and Kid Rock, the lineup includes more than 60 of the World’s hardest rocking acts including: Five Finger Death Punch, Slayer, Staind, Motorhead, Seether, Chevelle, Alter Bridge, Mastodon, Black Label Society, Killswitch Engage and many more (the full line-up is below). Beyond the expanded musical offerings, this year’s festival will include the return of ROTR Comedy Tent, featuring Jim Breuer, Jim Florentine and many up-and-coming comedians.

Weekend passes including Field GA, Stadium GA, hotel and VIP packages and a stadium 4-pack go on sale Friday, January 24 at 10:00 AM (ET). Additional details about the variety of ticketing, hotel and camping packages can be found at Visit the website, and for the most up-to-date information.

Some of the ROTR 2014 artists weigh in with their thoughts on performing this coming May:

“We are so honored to be headlining Rock on the Range.  We take pride in our show and always try to outdo ourselves from the time before.  Rock on the Range will be the perfect place to celebrate with our fans from all over the world and put on the killer show that they have come to expect from us.  We are pulling out all the stops.”

M. Shadows, Avenged Sevenfold

“We have had legendary shows at ROTR. We always try to arrange our tour schedules so we can be part of this festival.  It’s just a must do.Rock On The Range has become a destination event where people travel to from all over the country, if not all over the world.”

Zoltan, Five Finger Death Punch

“Super excited to be a part of Rock On The Range this year!! I think it’s awesome to have an edgy band like Slayer on board for this round. Can’t wait to hit the stage!!!”

Kerry King, Slayer

The full ROTR 2014 Line-Up:

Guns N’ Roses, Avenged Sevenfold, Kid Rock, Five Finger Death Punch, Slayer, Staind, Motorhead, Seether, Chevelle, Alter Bridge, Mastodon, Black Label Society, Killswitch Engage, Bring Me The Horizon, Theory of a Deadman, Down, Black Stone Cherry, Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience, Pop Evil, Of Mice & Men, Adelitas Way, Trivium, Gojira, Suicidal Tendencies, The Pretty Reckless, We Came as Romans, Fuel, Redlight King, Miss May I, Reignwolf, Thousand Foot Krutch, Texas Hippie Coalition, Rev Theory, Skindred, Kyng, Fozzy, Heaven’s Basement, Butcher Babies, Nothing More, Exodus, King 810, Devour the Day, We As Human, We Are Harlot, Kvelertak, Jim Breuer Band, One OK Rock, Twelve Foot Ninja, Avatar, WERM, Monster Truck, Wilson, Crobot and Truckfighters with comedians Jim Breuer, Jim Florentine and more.

“Sure it’s important to do this festival for the bands, but mostly we do it for the incredibly loyal rock fans…They truly are the lifeblood ofRock on the Range, and it’s really all about the value proposition to them,” commented Joe Litvag, Co-Executive Producer of ROTR for AEG Live.  “So now we come with GnR, Avenged Sevenfold, Kid Rock and more than 60 other amazing bands starting at $99 to deliver on our commitment of ‘value’ to rock fans everywhere…It’s going to be an unforgettable weekend!”

“When ROTR sold out last year we knew the bar had to be raised.  With these headliners along with Five Finger Death Punch, Slayer, Motorhead, Staind, Seether and so many more, there is no doubt now that Rock On The Range has become THE #1 rock festival.” said Gary Spivack, Co-Executive Producer of ROTR.  “And since year one, Monster Energy has been a partner at the festival and we are excited to announce their expanding support; their dedication to the genre as well as breaking new artists is second to none.”

Rock on the Range has emerged as a powerhouse event for our organization, the City of Columbus and rock fans from around the country,” said Columbus Crew President Mark McCullers.  “We have invested in some significant facility improvements that will add to the Ranger experience and this year’s event will be another blockbuster show.”

Presented by Danny Wimmer Presents, AEG Live and Crew Stadium, ROCK ON THE RANGE is a multi-stage music and lifestyle event featuring a potent lineup of bands on three stages and is proud to be sponsored by Monster Energy, who return as the Main Stage sponsor; Crazy Dave’s Music Experience (an interactive exhibit that features all the elements that are involved in making music in in a professional band setting); the Ernie Ball Battle Of The Bands Contest (launching this Spring for your chance to play the stage at ROTR).

The nationally renowned festival, part of the World’s Loudest Month Festival Series, is centrally located in the heart of the country and has annually drawn huge weekend crowds since its inception in 2007, including a sold-out crowd of over 103,000 fans in 2013.



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