Thursday, March 28, 2013

Kylesa Announce Spring Tour

Kylesa kick off their first North American tour in support of Ultraviolet (May 28, Season of Mist) on May 10 in Gainesville, Fla. at the High Dive.
“It’s been a while since we’ve done a headlining tour in the US or Canada,” explained singer/guitar player Laura Pleasants, referring to the near two-year gap since the Savannah band’s last run. “We are looking forward to doing a proper tour supporting Ultraviolet. It will be good to see friends and fans (old and new) and hit these once familiar landscapes again. “

Spin premiered “Quicksand,” a new song from the 11-track album, earlier this week describing the song “joins the melodies of ‘90s shoegaze with the churn of modern sludge.” Ultraviolet pre-orders are available now via Season of Mist’s e-shop.

Tour dates:

April 19 Savannah, GA The Dollhouse (Free show)
May 10 Gainesville, FL High Dive

May 11 Orlando, FL Backbooth

May 12 Miami, FL Churchhill’s

May 13 Tampa, FL The Orpheum

May 15 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jack’s

May 16 Houston, TX Walters

May 17 Dallas, TX Trees

May 18 Austin, TX Mohawk

May 20 Albuquerque, NM Blackwater

May 21 Denver, CO Marquis Theater

May 22 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge

May 24 Santa Cruz, CA Catalyst

May 25 San Francisco, CA Slim’s

May 27 Portland, OR Star Theater

May 28 Seattle, WA Chop Suey

May 29 Vancouver, BC Electric Owl

May 31 Calgary, AB Dickens

June 1 Regina, SK The Exchange

June 2 Winnipeg, MB The Pyramid

June 3 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock Social Club

June 4 Iowa City, IA Gabe’s Oasis

June 5 Chicago, IL Bottom Lounge

June 6 Grand Rapids, MI Pyramid Scheme

June 7 St. Louis, MO The Firebird

June 8 Columbus, OH Ace of Cups

June 9 Lexington, KY Cosmic Charlies

June 11 Toronto, ON Lee’s Palace

June 12 Ottawa, ON Maverick’s

June 13 Montreal, QC Il Motore

June 14 Brooklyn NY Northside Fest (Music Hall of Williamsburg)

June 15 Albany, NY Bogie’s

June 16 Boston, MA Middle East Downstairs

June 18 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts

June 19 Washington, DC Rock & Roll Hotel

June 20 Asheville, NC Asheville Music Hall

June 21 Atlanta, GA The Earl

June 22 Savannah, GA The Jinx

Opening for Kylesa will be Blood Ceremony, White Hills and Lazer/Wulf. “I think the package will deliver the goods as well; a little mix in the stew for everyone who digs our sound,” commented Pleasants. Tickets are available next week.

DARK TRANQUILLITY launches new album trailer, reveals album title, artwork and track-listing

20 years ago, DARK TRANQUILLITY released their first album and till this day, D.T. is considered one of the most viable and important bands within the scene they helped define. Melodic death metal fans from across the word will be ecstatic to learn that their 10th full length, entitled Construct, will be released on May 27th in Europe and May 28th in North America. The band is now ready to reveal the track-listing as well as the cover art, which perfectly catches the spirit of the new masterpiece by one of Gothenburg's finest. Construct will also feature artwork throughout by the band's own guitarist, Niklas Sundin.

DARK TRANQUILLITY has this to say about Construct:
"The selected few people that so far have been granted the privilege of hearing the full album are uniformingly convinced that 'Construct' is the strongest and most exciting D.T. album in a long time, and who are we to disagree? While still bearing the unmistakable mark of the dark tranquillity, the record is probably our most different and diverse offering since 1999's 'Projector'. For now, we're pleased to share the track-list, trailer and sleeve design with you, but the first musical preview will appear in the near future."

Construct US release track-listing:
1. For Broken Words
2. The Science Of Noise
3. Uniformity
4. The Silence In Between
5. Apathetic
6. What Only You Know
7. Endtime Hearts
8. State Of Trust
9. Weight Of The End
10 .None Becoming
11. Immemorial (bonus track)
12. Photon Dreams (bonus track)
The official album trailer can be seen here.

North American fans can look forward to a full tour being planned for September 2013. Below are some confirmed dates for our friends abroad.


01.05.2013 -- Tunesia, Tunis -- Le Plug

04.05.2013 -- Turkey, Istanbul -- Refresh The Venue

30.05.2013 -- Germany, Geiselwind -- Beastival Festival

07.07.2013 -- United Arab Emirates, Dubai -- Rock Fest

28.06.2013 -- Czech Republic, Spalene Porici -- Basinfire Festival

23.08.2013 -- Germany, Wörrstedt -- Neuborn Open Air

Helloween Announce Fall North American Tour, Straight Out Of Hell Out Now

German power metalers Helloween announce their upcoming North American tour. The band will travel across the US and Canada this September and October bringing their power hooks and catchy melodies to fans who have yearned to see them since their 2008 tour with Gamma Ray.

Tickets are now on sale here.

Tour Dates:
24. Sep 13 USA New York City, NY / Stage 48
25. Sep 13 CAN Montreal, QUE / Club Soda
26. Sep 13 CAN Quebec City, QUE / Theater Imperial
28. Sep 13 CAN Toronto, OT / The Opera House
29. Sep 13 USA Columbus, OH / Newport Music Hall
30. Sep 13 USA Joliet, IL / Mojoes
02. Okt 13 USA Denver/Engelwood, CO / Gothic Theater
03. Okt 13 USA Salt Lake City, UT / In the Venue
05. Okt 13 USA Seattle, WA / El Corazon
07. Okt 13 USA Anaheim, CA / The Grov


Roadrunner Records group Stone Sour have premiered their new music video for ‘Do Me A Favor,’ the first single off of their forthcoming release, House Of Gold & Bones Part 2, which arrives everywhere on April 9th.  Watch it here.
The clip which was directed by Phil Mucci, is the first official music video to be released off of House of Gold & Bones Part 2 , the second installment of the group’s House of Gold & Bones two part concept album, following the story written by singer Corey Taylor. ‘Do Me A Favor,’ which is currently climbing the Active Rock building chart (set to break into the Top 10 this week) will be one of two songs in the Active Top Ten that feature Stone Sour's Corey Taylor – the other track being “From Can To Can’t,” a collaboration with Dave Grohl featured on Sound City: Real To Reel, the soundtrack to Grohl’s recently released “Sound City” documentary. “Do Me A Favor” and preorders for House of Gold & Bones Part 2 are available on iTunes now.

Furthermore, Stone Sour are headed out on “Revolver Road To The Golden Gods” tour this spring with In This Moment and Hell or Highwater. The dates get underway April 2nd at Portland, Maine’s State Theatre and culminate with a performance at the 5th Annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards presented by Epiphone®, on May 2nd at Los Angeles’ Club Nokia (see itinerary). For complete tour details and ticket information, please see 
w/ In This Moment & Hell or Highwater except*
Apr 2 State Theatre Portland, ME

Apr 3 House of Blues Boston, MA

Apr 5 The Wellmont Theatre Montclair, NJ

Apr 7 Freedom Hall Lancaster, PA

Apr 9 The Dome Wallingford, CT

Apr10 Paramount Theater Huntington, NY

Apr11 The Fillmore Silver Spring Silver Spring, MD

Apr13 Tinker Field Orlando, FL - WJRR's Earthday Birthday 20*

Apr14 Jet Blue Park Ft. Myers, FL - Fort Rock Fest*

Apr16 The Fillmore Charlotte Charlotte, NC

Apr17 Marathon Music Works Nashville, TN

Apr24 Masquerade Music Park Atlanta, GA

Apr27 Jacksonville Metro Park Jacksonville, FL - Welcome To Rockville*

May 2 Revolver Golden Gods Awards Los Angeles, CA

May4 Mesa, AZ Quail Run Park - 98 KUPD Ufiesta*

May16 Peoria Civic Center Peoria, IL - 105.7 The X Spring Fling*

May18 Crew Stadium Columbus, OH - Rock On The Range 2013*

KILLING JOKE: Exclusive Track Premiere Hosted By Decibel Magazine

In celebration of their soon-to-be-released three-disc anthology and long anticipated North American tour, Decibel Magazine is offering up a rare stream of KILLING JOKE’s “Timewave” demo! Previously unreleased, the track was recorded during the Absolute Dissent studio sessions and comes by way of The Singles Collection 1979-2012.

Capturing KILLING JOKE’s enormous ever-evolving story with a series of dark, apocalyptic songs that have successfully combined disco, funk and shamanic wisdom with the dark side of the punk rock fall-out, The Singles Collection 1979-2012 offers up thirty-three career-spanning singles over two CDs with an additional third disc of rarities, including previously unreleased studio tracks. The three-CD version will be limited in number, reverting to two CDs containing the singles tracks. The Singles Collection 1979-2012 is set for release via Spinefarm/Universal on May 14, 2013 with the digital version dropping two weeks prior on April 30th.

Check out “Timewave” courtesy of Decibel Magazine at
THIS LOCATION. For the full track listing, point your browser HERE.

As a precursor to the release, KILLING JOKE will embark on a North American run of live dates set to commence April 19 in New York City. The special tour will coast through ten more cities before coming to a close on May 5th in Los Angeles. See the updated itinerary below.

KILLING JOKE The Singles Tour 2013:

4/19/2013 Irving Plaza - New York, NY
4/20/2013 Paradise - Boston, MA
4/21/2013 Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
4/23/2013 Cafe Campus – Montreal, QC
4/24/2013 Lee’s Palace – Toronto, ON
4/26/2013 Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL
4/27/2013 Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL
4/30/2013 Neumos – Seattle, WA
5/01/2013 Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC
5/03/2013 Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
5/04/2013 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
5/05/2013 Henry Fonda – Los Angeles, CA

With a fierce intelligence combined with a thirst for esoteric knowledge that matches a sound that is visceral and almost spiritual in its primal spirit, KILLING JOKE are like no other. This is a group spawned from punk rock that set out on one of the most remarkable and idiosyncratic journeys ever. Their influence has been enormous, with an unlikely roll-call of musicians taking their cues from the KJ catalog, from Nirvana to most modern American metal to many DJs and dance music mavericks. With their original line-up of Jaz Coleman, Geordie, Youth and Big Paul continuing to hold firm, KILLING JOKE have something sulphurous and strong that few bands have come close to matching the band’s innate power. Details on a new full-length to be announced in the coming months. Stay tuned.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

EXHUMED: North American Tour With Suffocation To Commence Next Week

West Coast gore deviants EXHUMED will take to the streets again this April on a near month long North American rampage alongside headliners, death metal icons Suffocation. The live assaults commence April 4th on Long Island, New York and will level nearly two dozen cities before coming to a close in April 28th in Hartford, Connecticut. Additional support will be provided by Jungle Rot, Rings of Saturn, Adimiron and Lord of War (on select dates).

Says EXHUMED’s Matt Harvey, he of the decrepit death rattle and repugnant requiems: “We're beyond psyched to hit the road with long-time faves of ours, Suffocation. This tour will bring all you maniacs one of the heaviest nights of your lives! We couldn't think of a better way to start our tour cycle for 2013 and get people stoked for our upcoming record. We will be debuting some new tracks and have a new show and set ready to melt your face and make you reevaluate your life decisions. We’ll see all your ugly faces in April for a celebration of guts, grog and grotesqueries! Excelsior!”

Coinciding with the tour kick off, the May 2013 issue of Decibel offers up a brand new EXHUMED flexi featuring the track "The Beginning After the End," taken from the band’s recently completed recording sessions. 

Elaborates Harvey: “We're totally psyched about the Decibel flexi! I remember getting the D.R.I. Manifest Destiny flexi in RIP Magazine and the Sabbat Blood For The Blood God flexi in White Dwarf back in the day, so it's killer to carry on in that tradition. We've talked about doing it ever since we got back together, so I'm more surprised that [editor Albert] Mudrian actually let me write about the SF Giants [included in the baseball preview of the same issue], to be honest. But anyway, the track ‘The Beginning After The End’ is something we did during the latest recording sessions, so it will give folks some idea of the sound and vibe of the new record. Hopefully this track will inspire some curiosity and headbanging, as well as increase the sales of Natural Ice beer and home pregnancy tests. It's also part of our incredibly savvy and calculated promotional campaign designed to get as many of you filthy maniacs out in force for our tour with Suffocation this month, so come on down and let's get weird!”

To nab your flexi, order the issue

The track also appears on the Patlapse Tribute Compilation, an audio collection honoring the late Pat Egan, Relapse’s director of sales for the past ten years. Stream the track at

w/ Suffocation, Jungle Rot, Rings of Saturn, Adimiron, Lord of War *

4/04/2013 89 North - Long Island, NY

4/05/2013 St. Vitus Bar - New York, NY

4/06/2013 The Note - Philadelphia, PA

4/07/2013 St. Andrews - Detroit, MI

4/08/2013 Station 4 - St. Paul, MN

4/09/2013 Wooly’s Des Moines, IA

4/10/2013 The Marquis - Denver, CO

4/11/2013 The Venue - Boise, ID

4/12/2013 The Hop - Spokane, WA

4/13/2013 Studio Seven - Seattle, WA*

4/14/2013 Hawthorne - Portland, OR*

4/15/2013 Metro Opera House - Oakland, CA*

4/16/2013 Th Vex - Los Angeles, CA

4/17/2013 901 Live - Tempe, AZ *

4/19/2013 Trees - Dallas, TX

4/20/2013 Korova - San Antonio, TX

4/21/2013 Chameleon Room - Oklahoma City, OK

4/22/2013 Riot Room - Kansas City, MO

4/23/2013 Reggie’s Chicago, IL

4/24/2013 Peabody’s - Cleveland, OH

4/25/2013 Empire - Springfield, VA

4/26/2013 WreckRoom - Toronto, ON

4/27/2013 Cub Soda - Montreal, QC

4/28/2013 Webster theatre - Hartford, CT

EXHUMED recently completed the follow-up to 2011’s All Guts, No Glory full-length. The offering, set for release via Relapse Records later this Spring, was recorded at Arcane Digital Recording in Chandler, Arizona with Ryan Butler (Misery Index, Landmine Marathon, Phobia). All drums were tracked at Trench Studios in Corona, California with John Haddad (Hirax, Abysmal Dawn, Intronaut). Further release details to be announced in the coming weeks.

HESSIAN: Song From Belgian Unit’s Southern Lord LP Playing At Invisible Oranges

A track from Belgian faction HESSIAN’s Southern Lord debut Manégarmr has been dispensed today. A rabid surge of energetic punk/metal-infused hardcore raging with a blistering solo and pummeling breakdown with a total by-the-throat approach, on par with acts like Ringworm and Southern Lord mates All Pigs Must Die, “Plague Monger” is a prime example of what happens when the members of HESSIAN combine their damaging talents.
Let the "Plague Monger" off the chain now at now Invisible Oranges.

From the onset, the combined musical backgrounds of this quartet featuring members of Amenra and The Black Heart Rebellion, and part of the Church Of Ra sect fell effortlessly into place, pushing a sound that was at once pummeling, devouring and empowering across the rural fields where they started rehearsing. After a well received debut EP, a split 7" with Amenra, a split LP with Pale Creation on Magic Bullet Records and countless shows throughout Europe, HESSIAN have found a new home with Southern Lord who will unleash the band’s debut album, Manégarmr to the North American masses on April 30th. Check out the cover art by Valentijn Goethals and Tomas Lootens at WeBecameAware and more

Additional new European tour actions for HESSIAN have also been announced, with more to follow throughout the year in an ongoing live campaign in support of Manègarmr.

HESSIAN Live Actions:
4/20/2013 Heartcoretagefest - Wermelskirchen, Germany
4/21/2013 Exhaus - Trier, Germany w/ Jungbluth
5/11/2013 Manégarmr release show - Gent, Belgium w/ Blind To Faith
5/14/2013 DeKreun - Kortrijk, Belgium w/ Godflesh
6/08/2013 Toxoplasmosefest - Saint Imier, Switzerland w/ Oathbreaker
6/28/2013 Pogobar - Gent, Belgium
9/06/2013 Volta Club - Moscow, Russia (Church Of Ra)
9/07/2013 Arkitika - Saint-Petersburg, Russia (Church Of Ra)
9/20/2013 TBA - Berlin, Germany
9/21/2013 Jump In The Fire Fest - Roßwein, Germany

IRON TONGUE: Arkansas Southern Rock Miscreants Join Neurot Recordings

Neurot Recordings is pleased to release the debut from Arkansas southern rock collective IRON TONGUE! Fronted by Chris “CT” Terry, the founding frontman of sludge legion Rwake, IRON TONGUE formed when a group of veteran players with diverse musical backgrounds found a common interest in the need to get down and dirty and way, way gone.

Churning a soulful blend of girthy, heavily amped, blues-based rock, IRON TONGUE aren’t singing of magical moonlit escapades. The band offer up songs of pain, regret and heartache that recall everything from the proto-metal stomp of Blue Cheer and Grand Funk to the darkest hours of Kiss, Deep Purple, Buddy Guy and ‘Skynyrd. Having spent over three years performing steadily throughout the South, IRON TONGUE has traversed the Midwest and East Coast with Memphis kindred spirits The Dirty Streets, in addition to sharing bills with the likes of Black Tusk, Scott Kelly, The Sword, High on Fire, Crowbar, The Body, Lita Ford and fellow Arkansans Pallbearer. A split 7” with The Dirty Streets, featuring a ballsy version of KISS’s “Two Timer” served as a precursor to the creation their debut full-length for Neurot.

Entitled The Dogs Have Barked, The Birds Have Flown, the seven track offering was recorded and produced by soundsmith Billy Anderson (Melvins, Sleep, Neurosis, etc) at IRON TONGUE guitarist Jason Tedford’s Wolfman Studios. Called “a solid slab of balls to the wall shameless rock, with a power and an edge and soul that rarely exists in music today,” by Neurosis’ Steve Von Till, The Dogs Have Barked, The Birds Have Flown is set for release via Neurot Recordings on May 27th in Europe and May 28th in North America.

Comments drummer Stan James of joining the Neurot family: “IRON TONGUE is excited and honored to be a part of the Neurot team! We are looking forward to working hard every step of the way and we are committed to making music that everyone will be proud of.”

The Dogs Have Barked, The Birds Have Flown Track Listing:
1. Ever After
2. Witchery
3. Skeleton
4. Moon Unit
5. Lioness
6. Seven Days
7. Said ’n’ Done

Jason Tedford - Guitar
Mark Chiaro - Guitar
Andy Warr - Bass
Stan James - Drums
CT - VocalsStephanie Smittle - Backing Vocals

Further info on IRON TONGUE, including tour dates, will be announced in the coming weeks.


DEW-SCENTED celebrates 20 years of deadly thrash metal with their upcoming anniversary release, "Insurgent," due May 28 via Prosthetic Records in North America and available now for pre-order. "Insurgent" features a mix of new originals, live tracks and rare covers -- 19 songs and 76 minutes in all. One brand new track, "Confronting Entropy," is now available for streaming on Soundcloud HERE.

The cover art for "Insurgent," seen above, was completed by Björn Gooßes ( The complete track listing is as follows:

1. Confronting Entropy (5:36)
2. Guided By The Dead Light (5:19)
3. Sadistic Sinner (4:54) * Originally by Incubus (Brazil)
4. Sworn To Obey (Live 2012) (4:05)
5. Turn To Ash (Live 2012) (3:02)
6. Soul Poison (Live 2012) (3:58)
7. Storm Within (Live 2012) (4:02)
8. Cities Of The Dead (Live 2012) (4:44)
9. Never To Return (Live 2012) (4:13)
10. Acts Of Rage (Live 2012) (4:21)
11. In Dying Mode (4:20)
12. Steady Decline (4:32) * Originally by Prong
13. No Spiritual Surrender (2:48) * Originally by Inside Out
14. Good Day For A Hanging (4:28) * Originally by Wasted Youth
15. The Storm (3:23) * Originally by Judge
16. Recall The Pain (1:06)
17. The Death Of Common Sense (3:44)
18. Slaughterhouse (4:31) * Originally by Powermad
19. Superstar Destroyer (2:55) * Originally by Genocide Superstars
1-3: new songs, 2013
4-10: live songs, 2012
11-15: Recorded during the “Icarus” sessions, 2012
16-19: Recorded during the “Invocation” sessions, 2010

Currently on tour throughout Europe with thrash legends Testament, DEW-SCENTED will appear on several high profile festivals in the coming months in addition to participating in the Full Metal Cruise alongside acts such as Doro, Kreator and Sabaton.

3/26 Prague, CR- Nova Chmelnice #
3/27 Krakow, PL – Studio Clun #
3/28 Berlin, DE – Huxley’s Neue Welt #
3/30 Chaulnes, FR – Chaulnes Metalfest 2013
3/31 Paris,FR - La Machine #
4/5 Paderborn, DE – Metal Inferno Festival @ Kulturwerkstatt
4/6 Neuss, DE – Battles Festival @ Pier 1
4/7 Den Haag, NL – Trojan Metal Fest
5/5-5/12 Hamburg, DE – Full Metal Cruise 2013
6/7 Hauptmannsgrunn, DE – Chronical Moshers Open Air
7/25 Munich, DE – Backstage Halle – Free & Easy Festival
7/26 Magdeburg, DE – Rock Unter Den Eichen Open Air
7/27 Obersinn, DE – Eisenwahn Festival
8/1 – 8/3 Wacken,DE – Wacken Open Air 2013
# with Testament

INTO THE FLOOD Releases Lyric Video; Competes to Open at this year's Summer Slaughter

Metal quintet INTO THE FLOOD has released a lyric video for their track "Your Judgment Is What Condemns You." The track is taken from their forth-coming album, Vices, due out later this Summer and the lyric video can be seen here.

The band is also competing to be the opening band on this year's "Summer Slaughter" tour. Head over to here to cast your vote for Into The Flood. The contest will end March 31st, at 11:59PM. The winner will be announced April 1st, at 12PM PST / 3PM EST.

INTO THE FLOOD will also take part on the "Till Death Tour." Sponsored by New Noise Magazine, the tour will primarily hit the West Coast, and will also feature Lords of War and The Wrath Of Vesuvius. A list of dates can be seen below.

"Till Death Tour"

w/ Lords or War, The Wrath Of Vesuvius

5/4/2013 - Sacramento, CA @ The Boardwalk

5/5/2013 - Sparks, NV @ The Alley

5/6/2013 - Eugene, OR @ Black Forest

5/7/2013 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater

5/8/2013 - Richland, WA @ Ray's Golden Lion

5/9/2013 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven

5/10/2013 - Spokane, WA @ The Center

5/11/2013 - La Grande, OR @ Ralph

5/12/2013 - Boise, ID @ The Shredder

5/13/2013 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Ralph

5/15/2013 - Albuquerque, NM @ Gasworks

5/16/2013 - Phoenix, AZ @ Rocky Point

5/18/2013 - San Diego, CA @ SOMA

5/19/2013 - Las Vegas, NV @ Cheyenne Saloon

5/20/2013 - Hollywood, CA @ Whisky A Go-Go

For more information on INTO THE FLOOD, please visit:

ICED EARTH launches new live track, "I Died For You," from 'Live In Ancient Kourion'

ICED EARTH's first officially recorded DVD/Blu-Ray, Live In Ancient Kourion, will hit stores April 16 in North America (and April 15 in Europe)! For this live release, the band recorded an epic 2.5 hour show in a 6,000 year old amphitheater with an incredible, unique atmosphere. To give fans a preview of this must-have DVD, ICED EARTH has now teamed up with Metal Hammer Germany to premiere the live track "I Died For You."

For another preview of Live In Ancient Kourion, click here to watch "Dystopia" live from ancient Kourion and click here to hear the live track "Damien"; the full DVD trailer can also be viewed here.

Live In Ancient Kourion is available for pre-order now in various stunning formats here.


08.06.2013 - Burning Sea Festival - Croatia

20.06.2013 - Metalfest - Germany

21.06.2013 - Dokk'em Open Air Festival - Netherlands

22.06.2013 - Rock am Härtsfeldsee - Germany

12.07.2013 - Rock Harz Open Air - Germany

13.07.2013 - Bang Your Head Festival - Germany

08.08.2013 - Getaway Rock Festival - Sweden

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

QUEENSRYCHE unveils full version of debut track, "Redemption," from upcoming release out June 11

Legendary Seattle rockers QUEENSRYCHE return with new music from their upcoming soon-to-be-titled release slated for June 11th. The band debuted the full version of the song "Redemption" on SiriusXM Satellite Radio on Monday, March 25th on Ozzy's Boneyard and Eddie Trunk Live/Trunk Nation simultaneously at 7:00PM EST/4:00PM PST. The song is posted on the label's YouTube page and can be viewed here.
The band wrote "Redemption" collectively with Michael and Todd with the melodies and lyrics written by Todd. The single "Redemption" and upcoming Century Media release marks the debut from the lineup comprised of Todd La Torre (Vocals), Michael Wilton (Guitars), Parker Lundgren (Guitars), Eddie Jackson (Bass) and Scott Rockenfield (Drums). The song was mixed and mastered by famed QUEENSRYCHE producer James "Jimbo" Barton who is known for working on the band's classics, Operation: Mindcrime and Empire.

QUEENSRYCHE is wrapping up the first leg of the "Return To History World Tour" on March 30 in Uncasville, CT. The tour kicked off on March 5th in Dubuque, IA and has been receiving critical acclaim anywhere they have played. RockUSNews declared of their recent show in NY: "I've seen QUEENSRYCHE perform live many times at some of the most intimate locations and at some of the largest arenas. I left that night happy thinking that I couldn't remember them having ever played better." BackstageAxxess recently raved: "Todd had huge shoes to fill but I think he does it easily and then some. The rebirth of this band is exciting and made me appreciate them once again. They are playing the best material and to put it simply, QUEENSRYCHE with Todd La Torre works." The tour will continue through April in Canada and Europe with additional dates being added throughout the summer. Tickets for all shows are currently on-sale now.

QUEENSRYCHE first burst onto the music scene in 1982 with the release of their self-titled 4 song EP Queensryche. They very quickly gained international recognition and performed to sold-out audiences around the world. With the follow up first full-length album, The Warning, in 1984, and the ground-breaking 1986 release of Rage For Order, QUEENSRYCHE continued to prove their worldwide dominance as one of the most respected and creative bands of the 80's. In 1988 the band turned out yet another monumental album, Operation: Mindcrime, which would go on to become one of the TOP 10 best selling concepts records of all time, and set the stage for continued sold-out performances around the world. With the release of the critically acclaimed and commercially successful Empire in 1991, the band earned multiple Grammy Award nominations and won the MTV "Viewer's Choice" award for the #1 chart topping hit, "Silent Lucidity". During the next ten years, the band continued to release albums and tour the world to sold-out audiences. QUEENSRYCHE has sold over 30 million albums worldwide and have continued to break new ground and push their creative process.

QUEENSRYCHE's "Return To History World Tour 2013" dates

Mar 30--Uncasville, CT--Mohegan Sun Casino

Apr 6--Regina, SK--Casino Regina Show Lounge

Apr 11--Stockholm, SWE--Sweden Rock Cruise

Apr 13--Oulu, FIN--Club Teatria

Apr 14--Mons, BEL--Power Prog & Metal Festival @ Lotto Mons Expo

Apr 15--London, UK--O2 Academy

Apr 17--Nottingham, UK--Rock City

Apr 18--Manchester, UK--The Ritz

Apr 19--Dublin, IRE--The Academy Dublin

Apr 20--Duisburg, GER--Gluckaufhalle

Apr 21--Ludwigsburg, GER--Rockfabrik

Apr 23--Aaburg, SWI--Moonwalker

Apr 24--Munchen, GER--Theaterfabrik

Apr 26--Eindhoven, NET--Effennar

Other confirmed 2013 QUEENSRYCHE tour dates:

Jul 18--Oshkosh, WI--Rock USA Festival

Jul 19--Springville, IN--ABATE of Indiana "Boogie"

Jul 20--Erie, PA--Roar on the Shore Biker Rally

Aug 2--Sturgis, SD--The Sturgis Buffalo Chip

Kylesa Stream "Quicksand" via Spin; New Cover Art & Track Listing Revealed

Kylesa premiere “Quicksand,” a new song from their forthcoming album Ultraviolet (May 28, Season of Mist), via Spin.

"'Quicksand' is a quick 2:35 of ghostly dreamdoom that joins the melodies of '90s shoegaze with the churn of modern sludge and a riff straight from the Billy Corgan playbook,” says Spin in a brief write-up accompanying the song stream, adding that the song is “a muscular swirl that should please anyone who thought m b v didn't have enough shouting.”

The band has also unveiled the cover art for Ultraviolet, which was done by Sean Beaudry. Beaudry, a fellow Savannah resident, did the artwork for the band’s Time Will Fuse Its Worth reissue. Pre-order bundles for the new album are available now here.

Ultraviolet track listing:
1. Exhale

2. Unspoken

3. Grounded

4. We’re Taking This

5. Long Gone

6. What Does It Take

7. Steady Breakdown

8. Low Tide

9. Vulture’s Landing

10. Quicksand

11. Drifting

Kylesa will play a free, all ages show in their hometown of Savannah at The Dollhouse on Apr. 19 as a way to thank fans for their ongoing support.

Pitchfork, in the band’s first interview regarding Ultraviolet, said of the album: “It’s the… heavy rock band’s darkest, most atmospheric record to date. The collection, which features an array of subtle electronic elements, makes for an expressive, immersive listen that will likely find the double-drumming quintet a larger audience.”

Unspoken,” also from Ultraviolet, was released online in late February, leading Stereogum to say “… if the album’s first single is any indication, they’ve continued moving away from their peers as well as their own past, conquering new territory,” adding “it’s a total triumph.” The song can be streamed here.


Even with an 8-year break between projects, OLEANDER never broke up, says bassist Doug Eldridge. “We said, 'Let's sit back for a while and enjoy life.'" That they did, and now they’re returning with their fourth album, SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL, due April 16 on RE_IGNITE Records via Kobalt Label Services. The title track, which is the album’s first single, is now available at digital retail outlets. Fans can pre-order the album at iTunes starting today as well. “Something Beautiful” will be released to radio on April 8. A video for the single, which was recently shot in Los Angeles and directed by Daniel Karp, premieres today on Vevo.

There’s a theme and a lyrical connective tissue to SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL. The result is an album that bridges the gap between modern and alternative rock. "We are all in the same boat, trying to get from point A to point B, whether we are in traffic or trying to figure out how to pay bills,” says singer Tom Flowers. “We're fighting for our lives. That's true for a lot of us and for people." Flowers explains that songs like “Something Beautiful” and "Daylight" "are reflective of our lives today, even on a moment-to-moment basis. If fans are interested in knowing what we go through, don't look further than the marriage between the music and the lyrics. We spent a lot of time making sure they balance and complement each other."

The track "Fight!" is currently being featured as the title track of the “WWE '12” video game and is available on iTunes with a version that includes vocals by UFC fighter Urijah Faber. "I went to Pasadena (CA) to the studio,” explains Eldridge, “recorded my bass parts and we were still hyper analyzing what we had, how to approach from melodic and lyrical perspective. On the plane ride home, I sat next to Urijah Faber. It was appropriate. We started talking about music and I was telling him that we're working on a song and hashing it out." The music conversation developed into a music business chat. They kept in contact and, ultimately, Faber hit the studio to appear on the song.
OLEANDER—Tom Flowers (lead vocals), Doug Eldridge (bass), Ric Ivanisevich (guitar), Steve Brown (drums), Rich Mouser (guitar)—first came to prominence in the late ‘90s and early '00s, releasing FEBRUARY SON (1999) and UNWIND (2001), before moving over to Sanctuary for JOYRIDE (2003). All in all, they’ve sold over 563,500 albums and 157,000 digital songs, including the Top 20 hits “Why I’m Here” and “Are You There?”

Even after their last show in Sacramento in 2005, everyone in the band always felt they would do something together again and they stayed in touch. Eldridge remembers, "Around 2009 and 2010, Tom had been in another band, doing his thing. It had been a long time, but we thought, 'Let's play some music. Let's see if it's fun again.'"

As Flowers continues, "We're coming back to this crazy industry, presenting a new record and it's so unattractive to us to consider trying to compete with younger guys, better looking guys, harder rocking guys. We're just a group of friends that happen to enjoy making music together and have a platform for releasing it. It's not about the ego."

In touring news, OLEANDER will be hitting the road for shows to promote SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL, including an appearance at Rock On The Range in Columbus, OH on Friday, Mary 17. Check out OLEANDER at any of the following tour stops (more dates to be announced):


Sat 4/20 Houston, TX Buzzfest (with Shinedown, Bush, Papa Roach, P.O.D., others)

Sun 4/21 Lubbock, TX Lonestar Amphitheatre (KFMX Big Purple Party)

Tue 4/23 College Station, TX Hurricane Harry’s (with Bush)

Thu 4/25 Dallas, TX Trees (headlining)

Fri 4/26 San Antonio, TX GJ Sutton State Park (Siesta Fest with Bush)

Fri 5/3 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades (CD release show)

Fri 5/17 Columbus, OH Rock On The Range

Here’s the complete track listing for SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL:

1. Fight!

2. Something Beautiful

3. Bulletproof

4. Until It’s Over

5. Never Too Late

6. Save The Best

7. Save Me

8. You Are The One

9. Daylight

10. Where Do We Go From Here

11. How Do We Say Goodbye

TOOL's 21st Anniversary Edition of Opiate Available Now

TOOL's handcrafted, bonus-laden, 21st anniversary, limited edition package of their original debut EP, Opiate, is available now here.

The anniversary edition is limited to 5,000 copies and features art direction by Adam Jones, illustrations by legendary artist Adi Granov and design packaging by Mackie Osborne, who has collaborated with TOOL on many albums including 10,000 Days, Lateralus and Salival as well as posters and merchandise.

The 5,000 copies are broken down as 5 x 1,000 runs with each set featuring a variation of the exterior graphics and included bonus items such as a new stereoscopic image for fans to use with their glasses from the 10,000 Days packaging. Five lucky fans will receive a certificate dubbed the "Seal of Xatanitos," which the band has inserted randomly amidst the 5,000 copies of the collectible reissue. The prize will only be disclosed to each of the five winners.

The packages are only available via TOOL's website. A limit of three packages from each of the 5 x 1,000 versions is in place.

Jones recently spoke with Revolver and Spin regarding the the impetus for the Opiate reissue as well as the history of the EP. An upcoming Guitar World feature will showcase the sketches and process involved in creating the collectible set.


As the fans proudly and bombastically chant at the opening of every show, “SEVENDUST has arrived!” That mantra has even more meaning as it heralds the release of the band’s new album, BLACK OUT THE SUN, now available everywhere.

The Atlanta band (@Sevendust)--Lajon Witherspoon (vocals), Morgan Rose (drums/vocals), Clint Lowery (guitar/vocals), Vince Hornsby (bass/vocals) and John Connolly (guitar/vocals)—released their highly anticipated ninth studio album, BLACK OUT THE SUN, today on their 7Bros. Records in conjunction with ADA Label Services. The first single, “Decay,” is currently bulleted on the BDS Active Rock Chart at #13 and the Mediabase Active Rock chart at #12. It has also spent the past four weeks in the #1 spot on SiriusXM’s “Big Uns” countdown on the Octane active rock channel.

Also released today was the video for “Decay,” which makes its debut on FUSE’s website and it’s also airing on Xbox LIVE.

SEVENDUST continues to prove why they’re the hardest touring band in Rock today as they criss-cross the U.S. on their headlining tour with Lacuna Coil and Candlelight Red through March 27 in El Cajon, CA. From there, they’ll team up with Coal Chamber for a co-headlining tour starting March 28 in Tempe, AZ at The Marquee and concluding April 28 in Dallas, TX at The Palladium Ballroom. Starting April 30, the band will play headlining shows joined by such bands as Pop Evil and In This Moment. Stops at festival shows, including Rock On The Range in Columbus, OH on Sunday, May 19, will be made throughout the on-going headlining tour.

As Drumhead magazine praised: ““Somehow Sevendust grows stronger with each successive album...BLACK OUT THE SUN sees Sevendust at their most uncompromising, unwavering and undeniable.” While Outburn magazine agreed: ““...brooding verses that build up to cavernous choruses and raging, blues based fretwork that reveals the band’s Southern roots...BLACK OUT THE SUN stands as their most polished effort yet.” And concludes: “Sevendust have made a landmark record in a career of landmark records, but they've still got even more to give.”

Check out SEVENDUST at any of the following stops. Fans should check their local ticket outlets for purchase info.


With Lacuna Coil and Candlelight Red:

Wed 3/27 El Cajon, CA Sycuan Casino

With Coal Chamber, Lacuna Coil and Candlelight Red:

Thu 3/28 Tempe, AZ The Marquee

Fri 3/29 Los Angeles, CA Club Nokia

Sat 3/30 San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom

Sun 3/31 Sacramento, CA Ace Of Spades

Tue 4/2 Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre

Wed 4/3 Wichita, KS The Cotillion

Thu 4/4 Oklahoma City, OK Diamond Ballroom

Fri 4/5 Sauget, IL Pop’s

Sat 4/6 Milwaukee, WI The Rave II

Mon 4/8 Minneapolis, MN Mill City Nights

Tue 4/9 Joliet, IL Mojoes

Thu 4/11 Ft. Wayne, IN Piere’s

Fri 4/12 Detroit, MI Harpo’s

Sat 4/13 Pittsburgh, PA Altar Bar

Sun 4/14 Hartford, CT Webster Theater

Tue 4/16 Worcester, MA The Palladium

Wed 4/17 New York, NY Best Buy Theater

Thu 4/18 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory

Fri 4/19 Hampton Beach, NH Hampton Beach Casino

Sat 4/20 Asbury Park, NJ The Stone Pony

Mon 4/22 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live!

Tue 4/23 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore Charlotte

Wed 4/24 Atlanta, GA Tabernacle

Fri 4/26 Houston, TX Warehouse Live

Sat 4/27 Corpus Christi, TX Concrete Street Amphitheater

Sun 4/28 Dallas, TX The Palladium Ballroom

* Tue 4/30 Monroe, LA Live Oaks Bar and Ballroom

Wed 5/1 Huntsville, AL Sammy T’s

Fri 5/3 Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach

Sat 5/4 North Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues (with Seether)

Sat 5/11 Kansas City, MO RockFest

** Mon 5/13 Rapid City, SD Rushmore Plaza Civic Ctr

** Tue 5/14 Bismarck, ND Civic Center Exhibit Hall

* Wed 5/15 Duluth, MN Clyde Iron Works

* Fri 5/17 Grand Rapids, MI The Orbit Room

Sat 5/18 Springfield, IL Boondocks

Sun 5/19 Columbus, OH Rock on the Range

* Wed 5/22 Baton Rouge, LA The Varsity Theatre

* Thu 5/23 Columbus, GA Front Porch Of The South

* Fri 5/24 Jacksonville, FL The Roc Bar

Sat 5/25 Niceville, FL Mullett Festival Grounds (Blazefest with HellYeah,

Saving Abel, Pop Evil, Eye Empire)

* Sun 5/26 St. Petersburg, FL State Theatre

Mon 5/27 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Culture Room

Thu 7/18 Peoria, IL Heart of Illinois Fair

Fri 7/19 Oshkosh, WI Ford Festival Park/Rock USA (w/ Megadeth & Godsmack)

* Shows with Pop Evil.

** Shows with Pop Evil and In This Moment.

Monday, March 25, 2013

ASG Share Blood Drive Cover, Track Listing and Album Trailer; Pre-Orders Available

ASG, the North Carolina quartet whose music Revolver described as a “compelling mix of sludge, skatepunk and ‘90s alt-metal,” share cover art, track listing and audio from their forthcoming full-length Blood Drive (May 28, Relapse).

Days Work,” a new song from the 12-track release, which was produced by Matt Hyde (Slayer, Fu Manchu), is previewed in an album trailer now available via YouTube. Pre-orders for the CD/2xLP/Digital are available now via Relapse.

The cover art was created by Malleus, an Italian trio who have created artwork for The Flaming Lips, High On Fire, Swans and Ufomammut.

Blood Drive track listing:

1. Avalanche

2. Blood Drive

3. Day’s Work

4. Scrappy’s Trip

5. Castlestorm

6. Blues for Bama

7. Earthwalk

8. Children’s Music

9. Hawkeye

10. Stargazin

11. The Ladder

12. Good Enough to Eat

The band recently wrapped up a brief Southeastern tour including a stop at SXSW. Additional tour dates will be announced soon.