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EVIL DREAD debuts new song and music video, “Midnight Monster”

Former Thrown Into Exile singer, Evan Seidlitz, debuts new song and music video, “Midnight Monster” for solo project, EVIL DREAD.

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The song was co-written and produced by Augustus Cryns, who previously worked with The Dead RabbitsAttika7, Ill Niño, The Academy Is and Hedley.

Ron Thunderwood, singer from the band 9Electric, directed the video and tells us, “When Evan came to me with the idea for the video I was so stoked! It was my first real leap into animation, exactly something I’d wanted to direct for a long time. We had such a blast on this.”

Adds Evan Seidlitz, “Everyone wants to play the villain. Playing the villain is the best. This video gave me the opportunity to do that. This was just for fun and artistic pleasure. I’ve been devoting most of my time to another new project, which will debut by the New Year.”

LINK TO MUSIC VIDEO – https://youtu.be/ayUKOqKuiV0

Imagine Dragons and Tim Cantor

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I bet many people don’t know that Imagine Dragons is currently taking their amazing album cover artist Tim Cantor along with his wife Amy Cantor, on tour with them.

The amazing part is that in this tour, there is a Free Art Gallery- in which Tim expresses his art and talks as well as mingles with everyone that RSVP’S. Amazing appetizers are served, and delicious drinks. Many come out walking with a book or two or his artwork. Stay tuned for a full review on one of his books and more in our next issue!

For now enjoy the photographs of how much fun everyone had… so if Imagine Dragons is touring near your city, be sure to look into Tim Cantor’s and the Smoke + Mirrors Art Gallery with its new 3D DTS mixes.

For tour dates and more visit:

www.imaginedragonsmusic.com/

http://www.timcantor.com/

Imagine Dragons Shots was inspired by Tim Cantor’s paintings, if you haven’t seen it yet check it out here:

 

https://youtu.be/qQrgto184Tk

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Words + Photos -Los Angeles by Angelica Ulloa

LAMB OF GOD Reveals Official “512” Music Video

LAMB OF GOD Reveals Official “512” Music Video via www.Lamb-Of-God.com

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New Album “VII: Sturm Und Drang” Hitting Stores July 24, 2015 via Epic Records PRE-ORDER: Lamb-of-God.com | iTunes | Amazon

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American heavy rock band LAMB OF GOD have just revealed the brand new, official music video for their recently-released track “512” via www.lamb-of-god.com. “512” is directed by Jorge Torres-Torres.

“512” is the first official music video to be released in support of the band’s upcoming seventh full-length album, VII: Sturm Und Drang, hitting stores and digital retailers on July 24, 2015 via Epic Records.

In addition to listening to “512” on Spotify, fans can also pre-order VII: Sturm Und Drang via iTunes and Amazon and receive this song + “Still Echoes” as instant-grat tracks. Several exclusive pre-order bundles are available via at http://smarturl.it/vii-preorder.

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VII: Sturm Und Drang is once again produced and mixed by Josh Wilbur with engineering by Wilbur, Nick Rowe, and Kyle McAulay, and was recorded at NRG Recording Studios in North Hollywood, CA and Suburban Soul Studios in Torrance, CA. LAMB OF GOD’s last album, the 2012 Grammy-nominated Resolution, debuted at #3 on the US Billboard Top 200, #1 on the US Top Hard Rock and Rock Album charts, #2 on the Canadian albums chart, and #3 on the Australian albums chart.

Catch LAMB OF GOD on tour this summer with Slipknot, Bullet For My Valentine and Motionless In White:

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR: LAMB OF GOD W/ Slipknot, Bullet For My Valentine & Motionless In White

7/24 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheatre

7/25 – Tampa, FL @ MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre

7/26 – Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood

7/28 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy MusicTheatre

7/29 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center

7/31 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center

8/1 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater

8/2 – Hartford, CT @ XFINITY Theatre

8/4 – Boston, MA @ XFINITY Center

8/5 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center

8/6 – Pittsburgh, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion

8/8 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

8/9 – Montreal, QC @ Parc Jean-Drapeau – Heavy Montreal

8/11 – Washington, DC @ Jiffy Lube Live

8/12 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach

8/14 – Indianapolis, IN @ Klipsch Music Center

8/15 – Chicago, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

8/16 – St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

8/19 – Denver, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre

8/21 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre

8/22 – Garden City, ID @ Revolution Center – NO SLIPKNOT *New Show*

8/23 – Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheater

8/24 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena

8/26 – Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion

8/28 – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Resort Festival Grounds

8/29 – Phoenix, AZ @ AK-Chin Pavilion

8/30 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater

9/2 – Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater

9/4 – Houston, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

9/5 – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion

ABOUT LAMB OF GOD: Richmond, VA natives LAMB OF GOD originally formed in 1994 as Burn The Priest while in college together at Virginia Commonwealth University, initially performing in meagre venues and hocking rough demos amongst the local scene. In 1998, the band changed their moniker to LAMB OF GOD, which would mark their impending ascension to top-tier status, as well as one of the only tangible career deviations that the band would ever undertake – having consistently released chart-topper after chart-topper while maintaining a true and constant line-up of members and increasingly growing fanbase; a rarity in modern music. The band’s first major release, 2000’s New American Gospel, was immediately touted as an instant metal classic. AllMusic stated it best, “The essential signatures of post-Pantera metal are in abundance on Lamb of God’s inaugural album. New American Gospel provides a mighty oak upon which gritty American metal’s faith is maintained, effectively bridging the ’90s’ insistence upon drill-sergeant technicality and the old school’s determined focus on riff construction.”

In 2007, just a short time after putting out monumentally successful releases Ashes of the Wake (Album, 2004, #27 of 200 debut), Killadelphia (DVD, 2004, RIAA Platinum), and Sacrament (Album, 2006, #8 of 200 debut), LAMB OF GOD was honored with a Grammy nomination for the track “Redneck”. This would mark the first of four Grammy nominations for the band. After the release of Walk With Me In Hell (DVD, 2008), the second and third Grammy nominations came in 2010 and 2011 for tracks “Set to Fail” and “In Your Words”, both cut from Wrath (CD, 2009, #2 of 200 debut). The fourth nomination arrived for the band’s track “Ghost Walking”, cut from their 2012 album Resolution (CD, #3 of 200 debut). Now, on the cusp of releasing their seventh full-length album VII: Sturm Und Drang, the five-piece is poised to prove their lasting consistency by offering another blistering contribution of the highest quality heavy metal – a record that no one other than LAMB OF GOD could truly execute.

Having amassed the globe with countless world tours and millions of albums sold, all-the-while overcoming countless hurdles ranging from personal demons to vocalist Randy Blythe’s 2013 trial in Prague (which resulted in the acclaimed 2014 full-length feature documentary, As The Palaces Burn, and upcoming book, Dark Days: A Memoir, authored by the frontman and releasing in July), LAMB OF GOD stands the test of time as the biggest, most influential heavy metal band of the new millennium.

LAMB OF GOD is:

Randy Blythe – vocals

Mark Morton – guitar

Willie Adler – guitar

John Campbell – bass

Chris Adler – drums

For more information about LAMB OF GOD, please visit:

www.lamb-of-god.com

www.facebook.com/lambofgod

https://twitter.com/lambofgod

http://instagram.com/lambofgod

EVOLOVE Debuts “Warriors” Official Music Video

EVOLOVE Debuts “Warriors” Official Music Video
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Friday March 20th – Los Angeles based Alt-rockers EVOLOVE, fronted by charismatic vocalist Lucy Levinsohn, have released the official video for “Warriors.” The band’s current album “We Are The Warriors” was released January 13th, on Spectra Music Group. The footage for the video was shot live, during the band’s Album Release show at the Troubadour, in West Hollywood, CA, and showcases the energy of the band and the love of the fans. This video is a follow-up to the fan-inspired Lyric Video, released last year, which showcased the band’s close relationship with their dedicated Fan Base.

Levinsohn describes “Warriors” as an “Anthem for our Generation” and stated this about the video, “We really wanted to capture the essense of a Live Show for the fans that can’t see us ‘in person’.” Evolove will be performing April 19th 8pm at Lucky Strike Live located at Hollywood & Highland as part of the #RadSundays Concert Series, with Varna and Cage 9. This will be a FREE concert, all attendees must be 21 years or older.

http://youtu.be/co9tlbuIk0M

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Dead End Sky: The Sky is the Limit!

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Recently I went to a show at Loaded in Hollywood to see the hard rock band Dead End Sky. The show was awesome! I really enjoyed watching this band on stage! They sounded great and played really well together! So far they have played four shows, three in LA and one in Vegas. I had the opportunity to sit down with Kyle Zamanek,  lead singer of Dead End Sky, to get the low down of the bands roots and  to find out what makes them unique and where they are headed.  Dead End Sky is definitely a band I recommend checking out!

 

RNR: When did Dead End Sky form? How would you describe your music?

Kyle: We formed in early 2013.  I would classify our music as Modern Hard Rock.

 

RNR: Who are your influences?

Kyle: There are so many, it would take a lot of print to name them all.   Many genres & bands influence our sound.  Classic rock like The Beatles & Pink Floyd to 90’s Alt/Grunge like Alice In Chains & Oasis to Modern Rock bands like Seether & Shinedown to metal like Pantera & Machine Head to pop like Adele & Christina Perri to Folk/Singer-Songwriters like The Civil Wars & Simon and Garfunkel.  I could go on & on.

 

RNR: What makes your band unique?

Kyle: Instead of being conformed to one type of sound, we try to spread the style around a bit.  Some bands kick major ass, but if you listen to the album from front to back, it stays in the same style of writing.  I would never want limitations to be imposed on our creativity by our fan base.  I’m not saying we’ll ever be as eclectic as, say, Mr. Bungle, but you get the idea.  One song might have a more metal vibe while another has a more bluesy vibe.

 

RNR: If you could play in any festival which would it be and why?

Kyle: I would love to play in one of the big European festivals like Download or Rock am Ring.  I love the diversity of the lineups and obviously the crowds are massive.

 

RNR: How is your first album coming along?

Kyle: Most of it is completed but we’ve got to tie up some loose ends.  There’s also a couple of new songs we want included so we’re working on that as well.

 

RNR: What do you want RNR readers to know about Dead End Sky?

Kyle: We’re a new kickass rock band!  If you’re in the Southwest Region, find us on our various social media outlets and come check a show out.

 

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RNR: For more information on Dead End Sky please visit the following links:

 

Website: http://www.deadendsky.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/deadendsky

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/deadendskyofficial

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/deadendskyinc

Instagram: http://instagram.com/deadendskyinc

SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/deadendsky

 

 Raquel Figlo

BROKEN HOPE announces “The Docking Dead” video contest

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Chicagoan death metallers BROKEN HOPE are calling on fans to create the best video for the track, “The Docking Dead.” The winning submission will be chosen by the band, and they will use it as an official BROKEN HOPE video! The winner will also receive entry to “The Best In Brutality” tour date of their choice with a guest and VIP access, plus official band merchandise and a signed postcard. Continue reading

NAMM Rock N Bowl part 1/22/14

NAMM Rock N Bowl took place Wednesday night, January 22, 2014 from 5:30 pm to midnight at Concourse off of the 91 and Kraemer. With the start of the NAMM event held at the convention center, a day filled to the brim with blood, sweat and tears, participants needed a bit of fun and a place to kick back.

The night started off with a few rounds of bowling, and the venue also hosted a rocker-chick fashion runway and photoshoot by  Romantic Rock Designs. It was hard to pick favorites as each lady involved was a bonafide heartbreaker. Lovely job gals!

Coldcock Whisky, also present at last October’s Great American Nightmare, had a spotlight appearance at the event when our very own Rock n Rollers at RnR decided to toast the evening with celebratory shots- to another successful weekend at NAMM!

So far this year’s NAMM has been a wonderful experience and it started off with knocking down pins with friends.

Please visit and like: www.facebook.com/NAMMRockNBowlCharity

-Andrea Granillo

Contract photographer

Picture by: Igor Vidyashev

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Please also check out even more pictures of the event by Andrea Granillo

The main fundraising feature of this event is the celebrity bowling experience allowing the public to bid to bowl with their favorite celebrity. Grand prizes go out to the individual and team with the highest bowling score.

Tats for Troops, silent auctions, Dollars for DJ requests and personal donations will assist the bowling event in raising funds. Fans, participants and VIP’s alike will have an opportunity to network with music professionals while enjoying a relaxing environment. The Concourse Bowling Bar and Grill houses 40 bowling lanes and has plenty of room for more than 1,000 customers.

“We really want to give back to the troops,” says Rob Weekes, Owner of Black Ticket VIP and a Veteran. “With the NAMM Show starting on Thursday, January 23rd, the Rock N Bowl is a perfect kick-off event for those coming to Anaheim for the convention.”

The NAMM Show, National Association of Music Merchants, runs from January 23 through January 27, 2014 at the Anaheim Convention Center and is known as the COMIC CON of Music.

Please send all media requests, bowling sign-ups and VIP/Artist requests to: info@blackticketvip.com

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH SOARS TO #1

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH SOARS TO #1
ON THE ACTIVE ROCK CHART WITH

BATTLE BORN,”
THE FIRST SINGLE FROM THE NEWLY RELEASED

THE WRONG SIDE OF HEAVEN AND THE RIGHTEOUS SIDE OF HELL – VOL. 2
WHICH HAS ENTERED THE BILLBOARD TOP 200 ALBUMS CHART AT #2

MARKS THE ROCK BAND’S SECOND TOP TWO ALBUM
WITHIN FOUR MONTHS THIS YEAR

 
VOLUME 2 cover art can be downloaded here: http://tinyurl.com/kxs3449

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“…at the top of its game. Offering more than blind rage, though there’s certainly plenty, the songs live in the tension implied by the album’s title—aware of the implications of lashing out, ready to accept the consequences.”

–Brian Mansfield, USA TODAY (album review, 11/19/2013)

On the heels of the November 19 release of their second top two album within four months in 2013, rock heavyweights FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCHhave soared to #1 at Active Rock Radio with “Battle Born,” the first single off THE WRONG SIDE OF HEAVEN AND THE RIGHTEOUS SIDE OF HELL –VOLUME 2, which has just entered the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart at #2. The video for “Battle Born” was premiered on USAToday.com (10/1) and can be viewed here: http://bit.ly/1c05nEJ.

The multi-million selling FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH are shining a new light on rock in 2013 with the second installment of their masterwork titledTHE WRONG SIDE OF HEAVEN AND THE RIGHTEOUS SIDE OF HELL – VOLUME 2, released via Prospect Park in North America and on Eleven Seven in all other territories. It follows the massive global success this past July of VOLUME 1–which also debuted at #2 in the U.S. on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart, #6 in Canada overall and #1 on the Rock & Metal chart#19 on Germany’s mainstream charts, #29 in Australia and #44 in the U.K. overall and #1 (U.K.) on the official Rock & Metal chart.

VOLUME 2 is available HERE.

5FDP–known for their uncompromising musical intensity and razor-sharp lyrics–are currently on an extensive European arena tour with Avenged Sevenfold through early December and have just announced they’ll be performing at the Bandit Rock Awards in Stockholm, Sweden on March 8, 2014 to kick off their own headlining European tour next Spring. For all tour dates and tickets, visit: www.fivefingerdeathpunch.com/tour.



For more information on 5FDP, check out the following:
www.fivefingerdeathpunch.com

www.facebook.com/fivefingerdeathpunch

https://twitter.com/FFDP
 (@FFDP)
www.youtube.com/user/5fdp

www.youtube.com/user/5FDPVEVO

#5FDP4LIFE

 

Paramore @ The ACC November 20, 2013

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Couldn’t stop…

Paramore popped into the bisected ACC on November 20th for a happy hump-day crowd of 5000. Most of pop punk diva Hayley Williams’ fans were cool chicks in the young to mid 20s range, totally stoked for the “Self Titled Tour”. Screams raised the roof when the curtain dropped and Hayley belted out her first words, “ARE YOU READY?” The two friendly openers, Lights and Hellogoodbye, warmed up the chilled crowd who waited a while outside for ticket issues to be resolved. Nobody seemed to mind because Paramore burned it up for a brilliant 2 hour show.

The school girl dom and star of the show skipped across the stage with plenty of sparkle. She shook her orange freshly cropped do and pushed the energy into the rebellious red zone with “That’s What You Get”. Spitting like a punk rocker and slapping high fives she started the schoolyard chant “na na na na na na!” A seasoned pro now since being nominated in 2008 for the best new artist Grammy. Her punky black leather jacket came off early under laser light revealing her cubist, electrical tape, tank top. Shorts, fishnets and red Docs highlighted her thigh ink which features a big black crucifix front and centre. Karate kicks and crazy dance moves, the only rest seemed to come during her keyboard tunes “When It Rains” and with confessions to her bffs on open minded musical freedom and feeling good thanks to fans. She inspired with the words, “the more music you love, the happier you’ll be” and with that, lead into “Last Hope”.  Paramore’s 2 front-men, Taylor York shredding guitars and plucking ukuleles and Jeremy Davis thumping the funky bass licks also skipped around and shook up their clean cut dos. Touring band members include Taylor’s bro Justin York on guitar and Jon Howard also on guitar. The use of three guitars stayed clean and well separated as Taylor stepped away to play pad synth or the Uke. The whole shebang was kept on the up and up with the heavy duty, hard hitting drumming of Aaron Gillespie (formerly of Underoath).

Electrifying energy, bright cross-hatched lighting and simple primary colours on three vertical video screens emulated the logo on the stage. Then there were the interludes which were not stoppages but dynamic pauses in the energy showcasing the freshness of the vocalizations with a ukulele “I’m Not Angry Anymore”, “Holiday’ and in the encore “Moving On”. The Tennessee based Paramore touched on Fleetwood Mac’s Landslide perhaps as an homage to her Texan sisters the Dixie chicks.  More off the beaten path highlights included the student choir in red robes accompanying “Ain’t It Fun” and an audience member invited on stage for the closer and doing a great job singing “Still Into You”.This “Self Titled Tour” is a positive push for Paramore’s self titled new album which debuted at the top of the SoundScan/Billboard 200 in April 2013.

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Photography By: Igor Vidyashev

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THE PRETTY RECKLESS RELEASES DIGITAL SINGLE “HEAVEN KNOWS”

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THE PRETTY RECKLESS
RELEASES DIGITAL SINGLE “HEAVEN KNOWS

NOVEMBER 19  

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“HEAVEN KNOWS” IS THE SECOND SONG FROM THE FORTHCOMING ALBUM
‘GOING TO HELL,’ OUT IN EARLY 2014 ON RAZOR & TIE

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Taylor Momsen and THE PRETTY RECKLESS have released their first single “Heaven Knows” digitally today, Tuesday, November 19. Taken from the band’s upcoming sophomore album GOING TO HELLout early 2014 on Razor & Tie, the song rocks a powerful rhythmic guitar with a striking refrain thatMomsen delivers dead-on: “Oh no, heaven knows, we belong way down below.”  After premiering on SiriusXM’s Octane, the song arrives at rock radio in early December, with a video premiere to follow in January.

Earlier this Fall the band released the song and video for “Going To Hell” in support of the band’s completed, critically acclaimed, Going To Hell headlining tour in North America. The video, directed by Tim Mattia, had over 1 million YouTube plays in the first week. To purchase the song at iTunes, visit:http://georiot.co/HeavenKnows and to hear it on YouTube, click here: http://youtu.be/JVZe5K3PZig.

 

See what critics said about THE PRETTY RECKLESS and their Fall North American tour:

Taylor Momsen has transformed into one of the sexiest and most confrontational front women. In spite of the skepticisms, Taylor is the real deal. A bona fide Rock Goddess that can sing her ass off, with more swagger than you can handle and is overwhelmingly sexual” … JAM MAGAZINE

The Pretty Reckless are about to set fire to rock ‘n’ roll. The genre’s been begging for an honest-to-goodness firestarter like Taylor Momsen for years now. The Pretty Reckless in rock ‘n’ roll that taps into true danger…Rock music is about to go up in flames with Going to Hell. It’s easily one of our most anticipated records of 2014.” … ARTISTDIRECT.COM

“…with the release of her band’s second album, Going to Hell, and their current tour, she clearly has her sights set on becoming a bona fide music star.Gentlemen, prepare to get rocked.” … MAXIM

“…her ‘Going to Hell’ tour…it’s exactly as promised. Momsen and her show in San Diego was loud with a hot crowd fired up and ready. Taylor and her band took to the stage to pull a true rock and roll set with grit and energy.” …SAN DIEGO CITY TIMES

The crowd peaked in energy during the band’s current single, ‘Going To Hell.’…Momsen put on quite a show, leaning on the drum riser, shaking her body, and sliding up and down her bandmates.’…GRAMMY.COM

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Photo credit: Danny Hastings

For more information on THE PRETTY RECKLESS:
http://goingtohell.me/hell/
www.facebook.com/theprettyreckless
https://twitter.com/taylormomsen
http://www.youtube.com/tprofficial

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