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Skilletʼs “Unleashed” tour

Los Angeles, Ca
March 09, 2017
The Belasco Theater


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With numerous sold out dates, the second leg of Skilletʼs “Unleashed” tour is now on the last dates until the Little Rock, AR show on March 24th marks the end of the line for this run. The band will have numerous major festival appearances yet marking another milestone of their already successful career as one of the most hard-working bands in rock and one of the most acclaimed and award-winning Christian bands in history. During the Belasco show, we witnessed the vast diversity of Skilletʼs fan base. From Young kids who attended the show with their parents to the teens and adults who feel identified with their message and positive energy.

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Do not be fooled, seeing kids and moms in the crowd does not mean you wonʼt have a rocking good time. Everything from their anthem-like songs to the music-synced lighting (awesome job lighting guy) and energy displayed through each and every one of their upbeat songs makes the purchase your ticket one of the most memorable and satisfying investments when it comes to rock shows.

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“Unconventional” is probably one of my favorite words to describe Skilletʼs shows. John Cooper (Vocals/bass) during certain songs drops his instrument to focus on the mic only and get closer to the crowd, Korey Cooper will steal your attention on stage right switching between guitars, keys and backup vocals, this dynamic duo (marriage) is one of my favorite aspects as pillars of the band. Seth Seth Morrison on stage left is in charge of the leads (guitar) and his charm (I noticed) had some of the young crowdʼs attention who prefer the 6-string performers and last but not least, miss Jen Ledger, in the back on the drums who can not only hit those skins and cymbals with some fierce power but also takes a break from her duty to sing and lead vocals for a few minutes and who also adds backup vocals during various songs in their set.

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The meet and greet experiences (available as an upgrade) have become a fan- favorite opportunity to have a photo opportunity with their rock n roll heroes.

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To name all the awards and nominations this band has been part of reflects the quality of not only their dedication as performers but also as people that bring a positive message to the crowd with their music… or a rocking attitude with tons of feel-good sounds.

Visit www.Skillet.com/tour for the remaining dates and make sure you upgrade your experience for the meet and greet opportunities.

By Enrique Nuñez

Doll Skin Announce Summer Tour Dates with OTEP!

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Hot off of a successful Spring tour including headlining dates and support dates with Otep, Lacey Sturm, Hellyeah, Escape the Fate and more, Doll Skin will once again hit the road for a handful of headlining dates, and will be joining OTEP for the “Equal Rights, Equal Lefts” Tour. Dates start July 21st in Sonora, Ca at the Gypsy Shack and will continue through August 29th where the will end the tour in Santa Ana, Ca at the Observatory.

Please get in touch if you would like to go to a show or if you are interested in an interview.

Since forming in Phoenix in 2013, DOLL SKIN, Vocalist Sydney Dolezal, Guitarist Alex Snowden, Bassist Nicole Rich, and Drummer Meghan Herring,have taken the World by storm, playing shows and touring with Social Distortion, Slunt, DRI, Metal Allegiance, HELLYEAH, Shiprocked 2016, and many more, with a Global press blitz, and adds and spins on hundreds of radio stations, including almost weekly spins since 2015 on the uber-influential LA station KROQ, where they have become a favorite of legendary DJ Rodney Bingenheimer, with 3 different singles in rotation on his Rodney on the Roq.

On April 15th, the band released IN YOUR FACE (Again), via EMP Label Group/eOne Distribution, a full length version of their 2015 digital EP IN YOUR FACE, produced by Megadeth bassist David Ellefson.

The extended 9 track retail version features new tracks including “Furious Fixation”, mixed by Richard Easterling (American Head Charge, Fuel), and a “Punk’D” demo version of their first single “Family of Strangers.”

“It’s a rocking kick in the face that you don’t want to miss. We’ve got some fun new surprises on it and it’ll leave you wanting more” says Doll Skin bassist Nicole Rich.

The video for latest single “Let’s Be Honest” premiered exclusively via REVOLVER MAGAZINE earlier this month and can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMs5qZRlyHM

Tour Dates:

07/21 Sonora, CA- The Gypsy Shack *

07/23 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre

07/24 Spokane, WA – The Pin

07/25 Seattle, WA – Studio 7 Seattle, wa

07/27 Colorado Springs – Sunshine Studios *

07/28 Huthinson, KS – The Rusty Needle *

07/29 Algona, IA – The Afterlife *

07/30 Royalton, MN – Halfway Jam Festival *

07/31 Stevens Point, WI Live on Main with Bobaflex *

08/01 Rockford, IL TBA

08/02 Dubuque, IA – The Venue *

08/03 Madison, WI – Wisconsin Red Zone

08/05 Dayton, OH – Oddbody’s

08/06 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance Theater

08/07 Northampton, PA – The Gin Mill

08/08 Boonsboro, MD – Boonsboro Event Center

08/09 Amityville, NY – Revolution Bar & Music Hall

08/10 Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club

08/11 Providence, RI – Fete Ballroom

08/12 Richmond, VA – Canal Club

08/14 Johnson City, TN – Capone’s

08/15 Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre

08/16 Spartanburg, SC Ground Zero

08/17 Macon, GA – Cox Capital Theater

08/18 Lake Park, FL – The Kelsey Theater

08/19 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum Theater

08/20 Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall

08/22 McAllen, TX – Sophie’s

08/23 Dallas, TX – Trees

08/24 Houston, TX – Scout Bar

08/26 Farmington, NM – Top Deck

08/27 Tucson, AZ – Club X

08/28 Kingsburg, CA – Bullfrogs

08/29 Santa Ana, CA – Observatory

* Headlining Show Dates w/o OTEP

The record is available for purchase at:
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Amazon

For More Information Please Visit:
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Guns N’ Roses brought their “Not In This Lifetime,” tour to Toronto

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(Toronto, ON) – One of the most highly anticipated tours of 2016 made a stop in Toronto recently. Guns N’ Roses brought their Not In This Lifetime tour to the Rogers Center, packing the venue with approximately 60000 fans. People from near and far trekked out to witness the only Canadian date from this tour, and they certainly walked away with their moneys worth.

The crowd was comprised of a vast age demographic. Not just the fans from the mid 80s, but also a lot of younger fans as well. They could be seen singing every word to each song. It recanted my idea as being the best years of music.

Missing from the original line up was guitarist Izzy Stradin and drummer Steven Adler. Substituting on guitar was Richard Fortus, while drummer Frank Ferrar stepped in on the back beat side of things. Additionally blue haired keyboardist Melissa Reece joined the mix.

Slash literally looked like he was plucked from the 80s, looking exactly the same without compromise.

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I had not looked at any youtube videos in advance of the show. I wanted to get a fresh perspective of how they would sound and make my own judgement based on their performance. The two major stand out points for me personally was how tight they were as a band. It really impressed me how they sounded album quality. The next thing that completely blew me away was Axls vocal performance. Frankly I was shocked by it. He hit all the same high notes as he had in the 80s. No pitch problems or weakness. Unlike all the drama normally associated with Axl, it was all smooth sailing the entire show.

Their set was one of the longest I have yet to see, lasting a whopping 2 hours and 40 minutes. Yes ticket prices were a bit pricy, but they performed all their greatest hits and then some paying homage with some covers of The Who and Rolling Stones. It was worth every penny to the fans in attendance. At some points the crowd signing nearly overshadowed Axls vocals. A great example was during “Live and Let Die”. The stadium just bursted with the crowd singing. Even Axl could be seen with a smile on his face during these moments.

Axl didn’t do a lot of talking between songs. Just let the music speak for itself. He did the usual intro of the band and talked a bit about being detained for having a firearm on their tour bus. But besides that it was all business. He did engage the audience for a sing along during “Knocking On Heavens Door”.

I would easily say out of all the shows I have covered this year, the Not in This Lifetime tour was bar none top of my list. A show that was super tight and very well performed. If you have the opportunity to see them live, I would highly recommend it. You will not be disappointed!

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Set list:

It’s So Easy
Mr. Brownstone
Chinese Democracy
Welcome to the Jungle
Double Talkin’ Jive
Estranged
Live and Let Die
Rocket Queen
You Could Be Mine
You Can’t Put Your Arms Around A Memory/Attitude
This I Love
Civil War
Coma
Band intros into Slash solo – Speak Softly Love (Love Theme From The Godfather)
Sweet Child O’ Mine
Sorry
Better
Out Ta Get Me
Jam (Wish You Were Here/Layla)
November Rain
Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door
Nightrain
Encore:
Jam/Patience
The Seeker
Paradise City

By: Sue Sadzak
Photos by: Katarina Benzova

DIRK VERBEUREN NAMED AS FULL-TIME DRUMMER FOR MEGADETH

DIRK VERBEUREN NAMED AS FULL-TIME DRUMMER FOR MEGADETH

MEGADETH’S DYSTOPIA WORLD TOUR ROLLS ON
WITH UPCOMING DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY

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LOS ANGELES, CA – MEGADETH are happy to announce the addition of Dirk Verbeuren as the band’s new drummer. Verbeuren, formerly of Swedish metal band Soilwork, has been performing with the band for months, his first show was Rock on The Range festival in May, to a crowd of 40,000 concertgoers.

Most recently, Lamb Of God drummer Chris Adler had performed all the drums on the band’s latest album, Dystopia, and had toured with MEGADETH when not otherwise busy with his band.

Said bandleader Dave Mustaine: “Chris Adler’s contributions are sure to be felt for years to come. Megadeth has been revitalized by Chris’ playing, as well as his excellent suggestion of Dirk Verbeuren to drum with us. Tremendous thanks to Chris, and a big welcome to Dirk.”

New drummer Verbeuren had this to say: “Dave, David and Kiko, I’m thankful for your warm welcome and thrilled at the opportunity to perform and create badass music with you guys. Chris Adler, thank you for introducing me to Megadeth – and for your encouragement and support.”

Said Adler: “It has been an honor and a pleasure to join my favorite band of all time, and to be a part of their return to the top. I had an amazing time with everyone involved, from the writing, arranging and recording, to the touring and friendships built along the way. There was no argument or drama, no hidden story. Megadeth needs and deserves a full time drummer, and as much as I’d like to be, I can’t be in two places at once. For my part, I am very lucky to be a part of Lamb of God, and to also have gotten a chance to dance with my heroes at the ball. I still can’t believe it sometimes when I think of myself as a kid, opening up my Megadeth albums…and now I’m an alumni! I’m very proud of that – and I will continue to be their biggest fan.”

The global Dystopia tour, which is currently in full swing, will have visited five continents by the end of 2016. Current tour dates are included below, with full information available at www.megadeth.com/tour.

Dystopia originally debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, No. 1 album on the Hard Music and Top Rock charts. and No. 2 on the Top Album Sales chart. Globally, Dystopia also achieved top 10 debuts in Canada (No. 2), Japan (No. 2 international chart), Finland (No. 3), Mexico (No. 4), Czech Republic (No. 5), Australia (No. 6), New Zealand (No. 6), Switzerland (No. 7), Poland (No. 8) and Germany (No. 10), which along with Belgium, Ireland and Spain contributed to achieve MEGADETH’s highest ever chart positions in their thirty year history in a total of 10 countries around the world. Other countries with significant sales or chart debuts included UK, Norway, Sweden, Italy, Netherlands, and France. A truly worldwide success. Heralded by fans and critics alike as ranking among MEGADETH’s strongest albums ever, Dystopia had already outsold the entire sales history of the band’s previous album – in only it’s first two weeks of release.

Go to www.megadeth.com/tour for ticketing info and up-to-date information.

MEGADETH DYSTOPIA WORLD TOUR 2016:

JULY
Jul 15 Rockmaraton Festival Dunaujvaros, Hungary
Jul 16 Harley Festival @ Tatran Handball Presov, Slovakia
Jul 17 Masters Of Rock @ Distillery R Jelinek Vizovicev, Czech Republic
Jul 30 Teleferico Quito, Ecuador

AUGUST
Aug 02 Teatro Caupolicán Santiago, Chile
Aug 04 Estadio Ruca Che Neuquen, Argentina
Aug 05 Estadio Ruca Che Neuquen, Argentina
Aug 07 Espaço das Américas Sao Paulo, Brazil
Aug 09 Expominas Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Aug 12 Net Live Brasília Brasilia, Brazil
Aug 13 Siará Hall Fortaleza, Brazil
Aug 16 Pepsi on Stage Porto Alegre, Brazil
Aug 18 Spazio Van Curitiba, Brazil
Aug 20 Jockey Club Asuncion, Paraguay
Aug 22 Luna Park Buenos Aires, Argentina
Aug 23 Luna Park Buenos Aires, Argentina
Aug 26 Estadio Jorge “El Magico” Gonzales San Salvador, El Salvador
Aug 29 Pepsi Center Mexico City, Mexico

SEPTEMBER
Sep 01 Plaza de Toros Santa Maria Santiago de Queretaro, Mexico
Sep 03 Mexico Metal Fest Monterrey, Mexico
Sep 24 Ozzfest Meets Knotfest @San Manuel Amp. San Bernardino, CA U.S.A.

MEGADETH burst onto the scene thirty years ago, virtually inventing a genre with their debut album Killing Is My Business… And Business Is Good! (recently recognized by VH1 as the Greatest Thrash Metal Debut Album of All Time) sold more than 38 million albums worldwide, earning numerous accolades including 11 Grammy® nominations, scoring five consecutive platinum albums—including 1992’s two-million-selling Countdown to Extinction.

www.megadeth.com
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Whitechapel announces co-headlining USA tour with Suicide Silence this fall; Carnifex and Oceano to join as support, with Despised Icon on select dates

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Currently on the road as part of the annual Warped Tour, Whitechapel has announced another USA trek – this time, co-headlining with Suicide Silence! Sponsored by BlackCraft Cult Clothing (www.blackcraftcult.com), the “Straight Outta Hell” tour also features Carnifex and Oceano as support, with Despised Icon appearing at select shows. This must-see fall run kicks off in late September and ends in late October – stay tuned for complete dates coming soon!

Whitechapel recently released their sixth full-length, Mark of the Blade, worldwide via Metal Blade Records. Hailed as “an exciting milestone” (Alt Press), Mark of the Blade was produced by Mark Lewis (The Black Dahlia Murder, Cannibal Corpse) and sees Whitechapel redefine who they are and what they are capable of with the resulting 11 tracks. Kicking off with “The Void” – which has a Slayer-esque ferocity that is perfectly suited to the band’s three-guitar attack – the songs that follow all leave a distinct impression, and by the time the rich, dark melodies on “Decennium” bring the record to a close, it’s impossible to deny the emotional weight brought to bear. Alex Wade explains, “At this point in our career and as we grow older, we are taking a more open-minded approach to creating our music, allowing what we think sounds good to evolve naturally, rather than to just write what is expected of us.”

To purchase Mark of the Blade in various formats, please visit: metalblade.com/whitechapel – where the video for the latest single, “Elitist Ones”, can also be viewed.

Whitechapel Warped Tour dates
July 11 – Scranton, PA – The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
July 13 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
July 14 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake PAC
July 15 – Pittsburgh, PA – First Niagara Pavilion
July 16 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion
July 17 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
July 19 – Indianapolis, IN – Klipsch Music Center
July 20 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
July 21 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
July 22 – Detroit, MI – The Palace of Auburn Hills
July 23 – Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 24 – Shakopee, MN – Canterbury Park
July 26 – Milwaukee, WI – Marcus Amphitheatre
July 27 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 28 – Bonners Spring, KS – Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
July 30 – Salt Lake City, UT – Utah State Fairpark
July 31 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center Arena Lot
Aug. 1 – Albuquerque, NM – Balloon Fiesta Park
Aug. 2 – Phoenix, AZ – Salt River Fields
Aug. 5 – San Diego, CA – Qualcomm Stadium Lot
Aug. 6 – San Francisco, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
Aug. 7 – Pomona, CA – Pomona Fairplex
Aug. 9 – Las Vegas, NV – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Aug. 11 – Boise, ID – Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater
Aug. 12 – Auburn, WA – White River
Aug. 13 – Portland, OR – Portland Expo Center

Whitechapel line-up:
Phil Bozeman – Vocals
Ben Savage – Guitar
Zach Householder – Guitar
Alex Wade – Guitar
Ben Harclerode – Drums
Gabe Crisp – Bass

Whitechapel online:
http://www.whitechapelband.com
http://www.metalblade.com/whitechapel
http://www.facebook.com/whitechapelmetal
https://twitter.com/whitechapelband
http://instagram.com/whitechapelband
http://www.youtube.com/WhitechapelTV

GEMINI SYNDROME Begin “Remember We Die” Headlining Tour This Week

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JULY 11, 2016

GEMINI SYNDROME will embark on the “Remember We Die” tour later this week. The headlining trek begins on July 13th in Salt Lake City, UT and will run into the month of September. Joining Gemini Syndrome on this tour are fellow Another Century labelmates Stitched Up Heart and 9Electric. In addition, this is the first tour for Gemini Syndrome which will showcase the band’s new guitarists, Daniel Sahagún and Charles Lee Salvaggio.

Memento Mori, the band’s sophomore full length album, will be released on August 19th via Another Century. The new record is the follow up to Gemini Syndrome’s debut offering, Lux. The band announced their new album by unleashing the first track off Memento Mori, titled “Anonymous”, along with an immersive 360° music video for the album’s aggressive opener.

Aaron Nordstrom (lead vocals) and Brian Steele Medina (drums) are currently available for phone interviews to discuss the headlining tour and upcoming album. Please reach out to David McDonald at Another Century if you wish to schedule a date and time for an interview. A current list of tour dates, as well as the music video for “Anonymous”, can be found below.

GEMINI SYNDROME Online:
Facebook: facebook.com/geminisyndrome
Twitter: twitter.com/geminisyndrome
Instagram: instagram.com/geminisyndrome

MEMENTO MORI – Pre-Order Links:
iTunes – http://smarturl.it/iTunesGemini
Pledge – http://smarturl.it/PledgeGemini
Amazon – http://smarturl.it/AmazonGemini

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GEMINI SYNDROME – “Remember We Die” Tour w/Stitched Up Heart & 9Electric
7.13 Salt Lake City UT — Club X †
7.14 Denver CO — Herman’s Hideaway †
7.15 Merriam KS — Aftershock †
7.17 Chicago IL — Chicago Open Air #
7.19 St Louis MO — Firebird
7.20 Valparaiso IN — Big Shots
7.21 Crest Hill IL — Bada Brew
7.22 Green Bay WI — Sandlot
7.23 Flint MI — The Machine Shop
7.25 Cleveland OH — Agora
7.26 Pittsburgh PA — Diesel
7.29 Lancaster PA — Chameleon
7.30 Poughkeepsie NY — The Chance
8.02 Amityville NY — Revolution
8.03 Stanhope NJ — Stanhope House
8.04 Virginia Beach VA — Shakas Live
8.05 Boonsboro, MD — Boonsboro Event Center
8.06 Salsbury MD Headquarter Live
8.09 Spartanburg SC — Ground Zero
8.11 Dallas TX — Trees
8.12 San Antonio TX — Fitzgerald’s
8.13 Houston TX — Scout Bar
8.17 Oklahoma City OK — Thunder Alley
8.18 Colorado Springs CO — Sunshine Studios
8.19 Idaho Falls ID — The Falls
8.20 Spokane WA — The Viking
8.21 Seattle WA — Pain In The Grass
8.25 Bismarck ND — Rock Point
8.31 Omaha NE — Shamrocks Pub
9.04 Madison WI — Taste Of Madison
9.09 Las Vegas NV — Vamp’d
9.24 Houston TX — Houston Open Air #

† – No Stitched Up Heart
# – Festival Date (Gemini Only)

Armored Saint announces USA tour dates and photo gallery by Stephanie Cabral

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Following their upcoming summer/fall tour dates, the mighty Armored Saint will head back out on the road this November/December as direct support to QueensrycheMidnight Eternal will also join this USA trek, making this one bill not to be missed!

Vocalist John Bush comments: Armored Saint is looking forward to doing some shows this winter withQueensryche. They’re an incredible band and great guys. Plus it’s a great match for the fans. We did some shows together in Europe last summer and the gigs were awesome. There are some cities in America that Saint hasn’t played in years. Some over a decade! I’m sure people are very excited that we’re finally coming. It’s about time. We’ll kick some ass. Get ready!!!”

See below for all upcoming dates!

Armored Saint tour dates
July 14 – London, UK – Underworld
July 16 – Barcelona, Spain – Rock Fest Barcelona @ Parc de Can
July 28 – Brande-Hornerkirchen, Germany – Headbangers Open Air
July 29 – Saarbrucken, Germany – Saarmageddon @ Messegelande
July 30 – Essen, Germany – Nord Open Air
Oct. 8 – Tokyo, Japan – Loud Park Festival

Armored Saint tour dates
w/ Queensryche, Midnight Eternal

Nov. 15 – Showbox At The Market – Seattle, WA
Nov. 16 – Ace of Spaces – Sacramento, CA
Nov. 18 – House of Blues – San Diego, CA
Nov. 22 – Alamo City Music Hall – San Antonio, TX
Nov. 23 – Scout Bar – Houston, TX
Nov. 25 – Clicks – Tyler, TX
Nov. 26 – Trees – Dallas, TX
Nov. 29 – Mavericks at the Landing – Jacksonville, FL
Nov. 30 – Culture Room – Fort Lauderdale, FL
Dec. 1 – The Cuban Club – Tampa, FL
Dec. 2 – The Music Farm – Charleston, SC
Dec. 3 – Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
Dec. 4 – Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA
Dec. 6 – Irving Plaza – New York, NY
Dec. 7 – Rex Theatre – Pittsburgh, PA
Dec. 8 – Diesel Concert Lounge – Chesterfield, MI
Dec. 9 – Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL
Dec. 11 – Limelight – Peoria, IL
Dec. 13 – The Waiting Room – Omaha, NE
Dec. 14 – Kanza Hall – Overland Park, KS
Dec. 15 – The Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO

Armored Saint brings together five masters of metal (front-man John Bush, bassist Joey Vera, guitarist Phil Sandoval, drummer Gonzo Sandoval, guitarist Jeff Duncan) that combine to forge one of the genre’s most criminally-unsung forces. Their latest full-length, Win Hands Down, debuted at #71 on the Billboard Top 200 Current Albums Chart during its week of release, and also earned an impressive #33 on the German Top 100 albums charts. To purchase and preview Win Hands Down, please visit: metalblade.com/armoredsaint

Armored Saint online:
http://armoredsaint.com
https://www.facebook.com/thearmoredsaint
https://twitter.com/thearmoredsaint

 

Photos by: Stephanie Cabral

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MADAME MAYHEM SET TO OPEN TOUR FOR MUSHROOMHEAD

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MADAME MAYHEM SET TO OPEN TOUR FOR MUSHROOMHEAD

Two of the metal’s most theatrically-minded artists, Madame Mayhem and Mushroomhead, are set to unite for a spring time tour – beginning on Saturday, April 30th in Cleveland, OH, and with the last confirmed date on Thursday, June 2nd in Lynchburg, VA (more dates to be announced). 

 

Madame Mayhem will be supporting her new record, ‘Now You Know,’ a recording that features a powerhouse team of rock talent including Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big, Winery Dogs), who produced and played on the album, Ray Luzier (KoRn, KXM), Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Russ Parrish (“Satchel” from Steel Panther), and Corey Lowery (Saint Asonia, Stuck Mojo, Eye Empire). 

And Madame Mayhem is looking forward to hitting the road once more. “Excited to be getting back out on the road and performing live for the fans. Hitting some cities we have played before and getting to play for new fans in new places. Each tour is unique and can’t wait to put on memorable hard hitting performances, and see the audience’s response of us. I think the energies from both bands are going to make the shows really entertaining and exciting!” 

With hard rock roots and melodies that show off her vocal range, Mayhem is excited to bring these new songs to the masses this spring.

To experience what the buzz is all about, check out the official video clip for the song “Monster” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyIiJW5YJnE

The Manhattan-born Madame Mayhem has collaborated with notable rock talents including Grammy winner Mark Hudson, Earl Slick (David Bowie, John Lennon), Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy Osbourne, Quiet Riot, Whitesnake, Dio), Elliot Easton (The Cars, Blondie), John Moyer (Disturbed), and more. Madame Mayhem’s endorsements include Samson, ACS Custom, Ultimate Support, and TC-Helicon, with more to come. 

Let the nationwide Mayhem continue, with the upcoming tour with Mushroomhead!

Confirmed tour dates:

Sat                  Apr  30 ’16    Cleveland  OH  The Odeon 

Sun                 May 01 ’16    Buffalo  NY  Waiting Room 

Mon                May 02 ’16    Syracuse  NY  Lost Horizon  

Tue                 May 03 ’16    Erie  PA  Sherlocks  

Thu                 May 05 ’16    Manchester  NH  Jewel Nightclub  

Fri                   May 06 ’16    Waynesboro  PA  Dawg House  

Sat                  May 07 ’16    Poughkeepsie  NY  The Chance 

Sun                 May 08 ’16    Northampton  PA  The Gin Mill 

Sat                  May 14 ’16    Winter Park  FL  The Haven  

Sun                 May 15 ’16    Spartanburg  SC  Ground Zero  

Mon                May 16 ’16    Louisville  KY  Diamond Pub & Billiards  

Tue                 May 17 ’16    Pittsburgh  PA  Altar Bar  

Wed                May 18 ’16    Clarkesville  TN  The Warehouse Bar  

Fri                   May 20 ’16    Flint  MI  The Machine Shop  

Sat                  May 21 ’16    Traverse City  MI  Ground Zero  

Sun                 May 22 ’16    Milwaukee  WI  The Rave

Mon                May 23 ’16    Ringle  WI  Q and Z Expo Center  

Tue                 May 24 ’16    Bloomington  IL  The Castle Theatre  

Wed                May 25 ’16    Omaha  NE  Sokol Underground  

Thu                 May 26 ’16    Waterloo  IA  Spicoli’s Grill/ The Reverb  

Fri                   May 27 ’16    Arlington Heights  IL  Rock Garden Home Bar  

Sat                  May 28 ’16    Columbus  OH  Alrosa Villa  

Sun                 May 29 ’16    Toledo  OH  Realm 

Thu                 Jun  02 ’16     Lynchburg  VA  Phase 2

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT:

www.MadameMayhem.com

www.Facebook.com/MadameMayhem

www.Twitter.com/MayhemOfficial

STITCHED UP HEART Join Sick Puppies on HardDrive Live Tour

Stitched Up Heart have been announced as part of the upcoming 2016 HardDrive Live Tour, which is set to hit the road next month and also features Sick Puppies, Red Sun Rising, HUDSON and Smashing Satellites on the month long trek. The tour is scheduled to kick off in Houston, TX on April 22nd and will run through May 21st where it will wrap up in St. Louis, Missouri. The 2016 HardDrive Live Tour is produced in conjunction with Ledge Entertainment. Please see below for a complete list of dates that Stitched Up Heart will be performing at.

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STITCHED UP HEART forged their path in sheer passion and earned their keep in physicality and volume. Both on the road and in the studio, frontwoman Mixi and the Los Angeles-based quintet face 2016 and their forthcoming Another Century debut with brazen confidence. “Finally Free” is the clarion call for the band’s day of reckoning. Recorded by producer Mitch Marlow and captured on video by director Ron Underwood (also known as the high-flying frontman for labelmates 9ELECTRIC), “Finally Free” delivers on the promise hinted at on their self-released EP, Skeleton Key. Stitched Up Heart’s days of self-booked national van tours and Mixi being a Revolver “Hottest Chicks” mainstay was merely the beginning. Driven by a new level of sonic confidence and topped with the frontwoman’s soaring vocal verve, it’s the sound of a band unapologetically coming into its own.

Tickets, as well as VIP packages for Sick Puppies, will be available on Friday, March 4th at 10 A.M. via www.ticketmaster.com and at www.harddrivelivetour.com
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24: Corpus Christi, TX @ House of Rock *
26: Birmingham, AL @ Workplay Theater
27: Destin, FL @ Club LA
30: Orlando, FL @ The Social

MAY
03: Johnson City, TN @ Capone’s
04: Chattanooga, TN @ Revelry Room
07: Lancaster, PA @ The Chameleon Club ^
08: Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
09: New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theatre
11: Buffalo, NY @ Iron Works
12: Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop
13: Arlington Heights, IL @ Home Bar
14: Fort Wayne, IN @ Piere’s Entertainment Center ^
15: Battle Creek, MI @ The Music Factory ^
17: Bloomington, IL @ The Castle Theater
18: Nashville, TN @ Exit In

* = No Red Sun Rising
^ = No Red Sun Rising/With Smashing Satellites

From Ashes to New Interview

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What is it like touring with In This Moment, Papa Roach and FFDP?

Chris – It has been great, the crowds have been awesome, real responsive. The bands have been real hospitable and everyone has been real friendly with us, so it has been a blast.

Tim – Everyone has been super great to us and treating us like we are one of their own. We are honored to be on the bill and to be treated the way they are treating us is absolutely amazing.

What can fans and new listeners expect next from FATN?

Chris – We have a few things in the works, but can’t talk about a bunch of it right now, but we do have a full length album coming out called “Day One” which will be out sometime around February.

Tim – Our song “Through It All” just hit radio stations a few days ago so check your local stations for “Through It All”. Sirius Octane has been playing us very regularly, and they have been very good to us so you can find us on there. “Day One” early next year is when our release date is for our full length album.

What is the name of the full CD that you are releasing and what does the title mean to the band?

Chris – For me it is like our start, our beginning. Visually just see an apocalyptic world, like the day one of starting over, so starting fresh.

Tim – The name From Ashes To New came from all of our previous bands that we were in individually kind of falling to the wayside or burning to ashes and this new band is the new, so From Ashes To New. This is our first full length album so it’s kind of the post-apocalyptic ashes burning simile turning into the beginning of what we hope is a long new beginning for us.

What bands would you say FATN pulls from for influence to your style / sound?

Chris – For influences we use life for at least lyrical content, for me personally with my style, I would say Glassjaw, Alexisonfire, Sevendust, and 36 Crazyfists for some of my influences growing up.

Tim – The influences for me was Joey Jordinson from Slipknot made me want to start playing and I become obsessed with The Rev from Avenge Sevenfold. I actually have a replica tattoo of his on my shoulder. You know the staples like Vinnie Paul from Pantera, Travis Barker from Blink 182, but the list is too long to go on, but those are the big staples and influences personally.

So as a band how do you collaborate on creating new music without stepping on each other’s toes?

Chris – It usually starts out with Matt and Brandon they come and lay down either electronic or guitar riff or something and then start building off of that. I am kind of there to just say what I like and don’t like and alright that works for someone to bounce ideas off of and then I come in and help Matt with the lyrical content.

Tim – It is kind of like this thing that is cut out for us so there really is not someone arguing over their spot in what they do in the band. We already know what are role is and how we do it, so there is very little toe stepping when it comes to the writing process.

With two EP’s under your belt how has the band evolved for the new album?

Chris – We didn’t try to stray too far from the first EP, but I think we all grew as musicians and songwriters so I hope that shows through on the new album.

Tim – The new EP “Downfall” actually the four songs that are on it will be on the new album “Day One” so that is like a taste of what’s to come for the record. There is definitely something you probably wouldn’t expect from us on the record on a couple different songs so it will be interesting for new and old fans.

What do you guys like to do for fun while on the road?

Chris – Make a lot of Planet Fitness stops and do a lot of working out. Other than that we are on social media working talking to all the fans.

Tim – Planet Fitness is just convenient, but anytime we can hit a gym that is my idea of fun. If I can get a chance to cook I am usually pretty happy to cook.

What do you like to cook?

Tim – I always make breakfast for some reason; I am always enjoying bacon and eggs, bagels, but I like to make homemade pasta sauce and pasta.

If you had a choice to pick someone to tour with next who would you want that be?

Chris – I would probably have to say Of Mice and Men.

Tim – Probably Avenged Sevenfold, I mean how could you say no to that?

From the Downfall or Day One CD, what is your favorite song off the album?

Chris – My favorite song would have to be “Through It All”, it’s a song that really hits home for me right now with what’s going on in my personal life that is the song that I feel the most on stage.

Anything that you would like to add?

Chris – We couldn’t do it without the fans, they have helped us so much over the years, through the life of FATN (From Ashes To New) to help us get requested on Sirius Octane and local radio stations now.

Tim – Just want to say thank you and their support has been absolutely unreal and if it wasn’t for them we wouldn’t be where we are and where we are is a pretty awesome place to be. We just hope we can keep growing through their help and we get a bigger family as this goes along.

Photos and Interview by Jonathan Heier

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