Comedy rockers¬†Psychostick¬†have announced they will be hitting the road this summer for their ‘Blow Your Fingers Off Tour’ that will include performances at this year’s Rockapalooza, A2 Fest,¬†Breast Fest¬†Biker Bash and Dirtfest.
Blow Your Fingers Off Tour *please note don’t actually blow your fingers off
*ROCKAPALOOZA: Festival with CANDLEBOX, SALIVA, TAPROOT, MUSHROOMHEAD, HEDPE, OBIE TRICE, HURT, 12 STONES, SMILE EMPTY SOUL, BOY HITS CAR, ADAM GONTIER (FORMER SINGER OF THREE DAYS GRACE), PSYCHOSTICK, SURRENDER THE FALL, ROTATION, ANOTHER LOST YEAR, DIECAST, TRACK FIGHTER, IT LIES WITHIN, THROUGH THE ASHES, HYDROVIBE
*A2 Fest: HedPE,¬†Taproot, Psychostick, Green Jelly, Chris Webby, The Agonist, It Lies Within, Slaves On Dope,¬†Blue Felix,¬†Motown Rage, Losing September, Almost Kings, SIKLID, XFactor1, Wayland, Prospect Hill, Dead Horse Trauma
*5th Annual¬†Breast Fest¬†Biker Bash: benefitting the Save The TaTa’s Foundation: Drowning Pool, Nonpoint, Pop Evil, Soil, Primer 55, Psychostick, Straight Line Stitch
*DIRTFEST: Adam Gontier (of 3 Days Grace), Asking Alexandria, Trapt, Pop Evil, Parabelle, Devour The Day, 10 Years, Psychostick, Escape The Fate, Wilson, It Lies Within, Blue Felix, Saint Ridley
Psychostick¬†released their latest music video¬†‘Dogs Like Socks’ earlier this year and can be viewed at the following link.
‘Dogs Like Socks’¬†-
Psychostick‘s fifth and latest release¬†‘Space Vampires VS Zombie Dinosaurs in 3-D’¬†is now available¬†at the following location¬†here.¬†(http://psychostick.com/music)
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Most high school friends can‚Äôt even stand to look at each other once school‚Äôs out, but in the case of vocalist Rob ‚ÄúRawrb‚ÄĚ¬†Kersey and guitarist Josh ‚ÄúThe J‚ÄĚ¬†Key, they decided to spend even more time together after graduation.
Harnessing their crazy sense of humor and love of all things metal, they joined forces with¬†drummer Alex ‚ÄúShmalex‚ÄĚ Dontre and bassist¬†¬†Matty J ‚ÄúMoose‚ÄĚ¬†to create Pyschostick, a band they’ve coined as humorcore. With¬†hilarious lyrics, heavy riffs, notorious stage antics and high-energy performances, the band has¬†caused millions of laughs around the world and hundreds of mosh pits across the US, often simultaneously, since its birth in Phoenix, AZ in 2000.
Almost 100 percent do-it-yourself, Psychostick never strays from its signature sound, a combination of heavy music Chimaira, Machine Head and Hatebreed would be proud of and wit and humor that would make Tenacious D and Weird Al Yankovic holler with laughter.
With two full-length albums behind them ‚Äď ‚ÄúWe Couldn‚Äôt Think of a Title‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúSandwich‚ÄĚ – the band released their latest record, ‚ÄúSpace Vampires VS Zombie Dinosaurs in 3D,‚ÄĚ in 2011, following it up with a tour with Mushroomhead to add to their total count of 21 nationwide tours that have hit 47 states.
REVOCATION‘s self-titled new album will be released in Europe on August 2nd, The UK August 5th and August 6th in North America via Relapse Records. This is their 4th full-length release and the first featuring new bassist Brett Bamberger. The artwork was created by Orion Landau (Dying Fetus, Obscura, Nile).
Today the band has posted the first full-length track from their upcoming release.¬† The song entitled “The Hive” is available for streaming on YouTube HERE and Sound Cloud HERE.
Frontman Dave Davidson commented on “The Hive”:
“The Hive” is a great introduction to our upcoming full length, it’s fast and FUCKING PISSED. We can’t wait to play this one live, but for now just invite your friends over and circle pit in your room.”
The album is now available for pre-order in exclusive bundle packages at The Relapse Records Online Store.¬† The album will be available in a deluxe CD, standard CD, 2xLP and Digital Formats.¬† The Deluxe CD and LP contain an exclusive bonus track, a cover of the Metallica classic “Dyer’s Eve”
Throughout the recording process the band had cameras rolling capturing everything.¬† From this footage REVOCATION has put together a series of videos detailing different aspects of the recording process. ¬†The first in-studio video focuses on the drums and bass and can be viewed HERE. The second video in the series focusing on the guitar and bass tracking, check it out HERE.¬† The third video, which focuses on the recording of the vocals can be viewed HERE
REVOCATION will be taking part in this year’s Summer Slaughter Tour, alongside the likes of Dillenger Escape Plan, Cattle Decapitation and others.¬† The tour starts July 19th in San Francisco, CA and runs through August 20th in Portland, OR.¬† In addition to the Summer Slaughter dates, the band has announced a handful of headline shows leading up to the Summer Slaughter and immediately following the tour.¬† All dates are listed below.
Scattering the Flock
The Gift You Gave
Entombed By Wealth
REVOCATION Headline Dates:
7/14 Reading, PA @ Reverb
7/15 Peoria, IL @ Brass Rail
7/18 Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory
***THE SUMMER SLAUGHTER TOUR. All Dates from July 19 – Aug 16 with/ The Dillinger Escape Plan, Animals as Leaders, Periphery, Norma Jean, Cattle Decapitation, The Ocean, Revocation, Aeon, Rings of Saturn, Thy Art is Murder***
7/19-San Francisco, CA @ The Regency
7/20-Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
7/21-Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
7/24-Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
7/25-Austin, TX @ Scoot Inn
7/26-Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
7/27-Houston, TX @ House of Blues
7/29-Orlando, FL @ House of Blues (NO CATTLE DECAPITATION)
7/30-Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
7/31-Knoxville, TN @ Old City Courtyard
8/01-Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
8/02-Silver Spring, MD¬†@ The Fillmore
8/03-Worcester, MA¬†@ The Palladium (NO NORMA JEAN)
Modesto, CA’s *Better Left Unsaid* have released their new uncensored video for the track “She Needs Violence” online at:
The song is the lead single from *Better Left Unsaid*’s new self-titled album, which just hit stores via Epochal Artists Records/Capitol Music Group and was produced by Adam Ruppel (*Systematic*).
*Better Left Unsaid* are a complex melodic metal machine that utilizes heavy grooves and technical precision to craft a powerful versatile attack. One minute, lead vocalist Adam Raffety lets loose anguished growls that sound a caged animal, and the next he’s belting out deeply infectious melodies. Their versatility is their greatest asset and the band have bottled up all the trials and tribulations over the past few years, and unleashed them onto their explosive new self-titled album, *Better Left Unsaid*. The band employ a steadfast “do it yourself” attitude with their brutal brand of metal, that has seen them crisscross the country over seven times playing shows with the likes of *Killswitch Engage*, *Devildriver*, *3 Inches Of Blood*, *Daath*, *Mushroomhead*, *(Hed)P.E.* and *Hatebreed*.
Metal veterans UNEARTH have signed a North American record deal with eOne Music. The band plans to release a brand new LP later this year, their sixth spanning the band’s 15 year tenure. Vocalist Trevor Phipps offers the state of the band and their intentions for this new release in his comments below:
“A new chapter has begun for Unearth as we have found a few new places to call home. By joining forces with eOne (North America), Century Media (Europe), Howling Bull (Japan) and 3Wise (Australia) we will have a more focused attack from some of the most well known and respected labels in the world. We know this new beginning of sorts will bring bigger and better things for Unearth and our fans and we couldn’t be more excited for the future of all things Unearth. We are currently in the studio recording some of the most aggressive, anthemic and energized metal we have ever written and we look forward to unleashing it to you all when it is finished.¬† Expect to hear more about our new album, release dates and future world wide touring plans later this summer.”
“We also want to take this opportunity to thank Metal Blade Records for being our label home for almost a decade. In that time we released four LP’s and a double DVD, circled the Globe playing Heavy Metal dozens of times and experienced some of the greatest moments of our collective lives.¬† Metal Blade helped us along the path of our dream and we are eternally grateful.¬† We start new label relationships today, but we will always consider ourselves part of the Metal Blade Records family.”
After an awe-inspiring 15 years of blazing trails and dominating stages, Unearth is now institutionalized as a relentless force in heavy metal, standing the test of time with consistently triumphant creative output, tireless road warrior resilience, Blue Collar style workmanship and a resolute determination to deliver the goods.
Like Slayer, Cannibal Corpse, Testament and Anthrax before them, Unearth emerged as part of a burgeoning revolution in heavy music but continued to maintain their relevance and mastery of their craft. They‚Äôve resisted and prevailed against changing trends, subcultural fashions and the way music is obtained and distributed with their credibility, integrity and unique persona intact.
With roughly 500,000 in worldwide sales, Unearth‚Äôs continued staying power has also hinged on their highly interactive and toweringly heavy live performances. Over the course of a relentlessly impressive career, Unearth have played amphitheaters, sheds, theaters, halls and clubs with a diverse group of bands that includes Slipknot, Slayer, Killswitch Engage, Lamb Of God, All That Remains, DevilDriver, Dimmu Borgir, Gwar and Whitechapel. They‚Äôve appeared at prestigious festivals like Download in the UK, Germany‚Äôs With Full Force and Wacken, Belgium‚Äôs Graspop, Hellfest in France and Japan‚Äôs Loud Park.
With an average age still well behind the genre-forefathers and legends ahead of them, Unearth are committed to collaborating on uncharted new heights within their music. No sellout, no experimental adventurousness and no letdown for their extremely dedicated fans on the horizon. With a blank slate in front of them, ¬†Unearth will always steadily maintain and powerfully proclaim their allegiance to the lifestyle, the ethos and the community of heavy metal, both now and forever.
UNEARTH is: Trevor Phipps (vocals), Buz McGrath (guitar), Ken Susi (guitar), John Maggard (bass) and Nick Pierce (drums).
Tour Starts June 29th in San Bernardino, CA. Get your Tickets NOW at www.rockstarmayhemfest.com or www.livenation.com
ATTIKA 7 (http://www.attika7.com) and SCORPION CHILD (http://www.scorpionchild.com) have just been added to the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL this summer. Both bands will be playing all tour dates with SCORPION CHILD headlining the Sumerian Stage and ATTIKA 7 playing the Musician’s Institute Stage. To see all the bands playing this summer on Mayhem, check out the Mayhem website at http://rockstarmayhemfest.com/bands.
What goes better with blistering heavy metal and hot summer weather than an ice cold beer? Nothing! Now you can refresh yourself at a low price of just $4 for a value beer at your local ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL stop this summer. Look for the value beer stations throughout the venue. ***NOTE: Beer will be $5 in Houston and prices vary in Bangor and Boise
Take the official ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL survey now! By completing this survey, you could be selected as a Mayhem Reporter member to receive a FREE VIP PASS to the 2013 ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL date of your choice. The fest will be selecting 10 members for each date of the tour and selected reporters will be announced via email and posted on www.mayhemreporters.com next week.
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Take a look at what some of this year‚Äôs festival artists are doing RIGHT NOW:
* CHILDREN OF BODOM guitarist & vocalist ALEXI LAIHO joins SiriusXM host Jose Mangin for an in-studio hang to talk about their 9th studio album Halo Of Blood, and about their summer run on the 6th annual ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL. Encore Broadcasts: Friday, June 14th @ 8pm ET / 5pm PT and Sunday, June 16th @ 11am ET / 8am PT and also available on SiriusXM On Demand
* HUNTRESS is having a “Virtual Yard Sale” to raise funds for the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL this summer! There are only 14 DAYS LEFT in the fundraiser! New perks added! Check out this hilarious video (http://youtu.be/TjhuNFP1gD8) they made and visit their indiegogo page for more info! More info: http://igg.me/at/huntress/x/3392973
In addition to the new bands announced above, artists performing this year include main stage metal and horror legend, festival closer ROB ZOMBIE, plus, the triple gold certified FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and a monster lineup that includes additional main stage bands MASTODON and AMON AMARTH. The festival area is led by stage closers CHILDREN OF BODOM and MACHINE HEAD as well as JOB FOR A COWBOY, EMMURE, BORN OF OSIRIS, MOTIONLESS IN WHITE, BUTCHER BABIES, BATTLECROSS, HUNTRESS, THROWN INTO EXILE and CITY IN THE SEA.
The ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL will stop in 26 cities across the United States and Canada as it makes its way to the Gexa Energy Pavilion in Dallas, Texas on August 4th, 2013. Dates and venues are listed below. Fans can go to http://www.rockstarmayhemfest.com to keep up with additional details as they are released.
Tour dates are as follows:
Date City Venue
6/29 San Bernardino, CA San Manuel Amphitheater
6/30 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
7/2 Boise, ID Idaho Center Amphitheatre
7/3 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheater
7/5 Phoenix, AZ Desert Sky Pavilion
7/6 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheatre
7/7 Denver, CO Fiddler‚Äôs Green Amphitheatre
7/10 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
7/12 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion
7/13 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
7/14 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake PAC
7/16 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center
7/17 Bangor, ME Bangor Waterfront
7/19 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
7/20 Saratoga Springs, NY SPAC
7/21 Hartford, CT The Comcast Theatre
7/23 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
7/24 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
7/26 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center
7/27 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
7/28 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
7/30 Atlanta, GA Aaron‚Äôs Amphitheatre at Lakewood
7/31 Tampa, FL Live Nation Amphitheatre at the Florida
8/2 Austin, TX Austin360 Amphitheater
8/3 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
New Dates Added to 2013 NORTH AMERICAN Headline Tour — Kicking Off on July 17th in New York City!
Today, AMARANTHE and VEVO are proudly debuting the band‚Äôs new music video for ‚ÄėBurn With Me‚Äô as part of VEVO‚Äôs Metal Monday! You can watch the video here:
¬† ‚ÄėBurn With Me‚Äô is the newest single off of AMARANTHE‚Äôs new full-length album The Nexus, which landed on the iTunes Metal chart at #1 on the first day of release. ‚ÄėBurn With Me‚Äô will be available for purchase via digital retailers tomorrow, also featuring a B-side acoustic track.
AMARANTHE recently announced their very first U.S. headline tour, starting on July 17th in New York City at the Gramercy Theatre! The tour hits several major U.S. cities and more dates on the west coast have just been announced. Support will come from Kobra And The Lotus.Stay tuned to the official AMARANTHE site www.amaranthe.se and the official band Facebook page for updates.
Confirmed AMARANTHE U.S. Headline dates:
7/17 – New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theatre
7/18 – West Chester, PA @ The Note
7/19 – Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East
7/20 – Toronto, ON @ Virgin Mobile Mod Club
7/22 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
7/23 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
7/25 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
7/28 – Las Vegas, NV @ LVCS
7/29 – Scottsdale, AZ @ Martini Ranch
7/30 – West Hollywood, CA @ The Roxy
AMARANTHE‚Äôs first music video from The Nexus for the title track has racked up OVER 1.9 MILLION views since its release earlier this year! The video is available for viewing now on VEVO at this link. The video was directed by Patric Ullaeus,who has worked with names such as In Flames, Arch Enemy and Dimmu Borgir; he was also responsiblefor AMARANTHE video for ‚ÄėThe Hunger‚Äô, the lead single from the band‚Äôs highly successful debut, now at a whopping 4 million YouTube views (and counting).
AMARANTHE is: Andy ‚Äď vocals, Jake E ‚Äď vocals, Elize ‚Äď vocals, Olof M√∂rck ‚Äď guitars & keys, Morten L√łwe S√łrensen ‚Äď drums, Johan Andreassen ‚Äď bass.
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Massachusetts Melodic Deathcore 5-piece A Wanted Awakening announce the addition of guitarist Mat Woodard of Charlton, Massachusetts to the band. Mat was formerly a member of Still Silent and Our Name is Legion. He is a longtime friend of the band and AWA looks forward to writing new music with him.
STATEMENT FROM MAT WOODARD:
“It is an absolute honor to be a part of this band, I’ve been a fan and friend of these guys for a very long time and the transition into the lineup felt natural and familiar. I’m excited to be able to shred next to some of my best friends and help achieve the goals A Wanted Awakening desires. Everyone has been awesome at welcoming me into the AWA family and I know I’ll do the fans proud by filling some very big shoes that Derek left behind.“
A WANTED AWAKENING released Catharsis on June 24th, 2012. Catharsis is a culmination of years of hard work and dedication by AWA to put forth their best work yet. The album consists of 10 songs that range from the trendy djent style, to epic power metal, to straight deathcore and anywhere in between.
At this year’s Download festival, Vinnie Paul, former Pantera and current Hellyeah drummer, did an interview with J√§germeister UK. ¬†You can now watch the chat below.¬† Vinnie talks about bbq’ing and making those jalapeno poppers!
You can catch Hellyeah at this year’s Gigantour¬†along with headliners Megadeth, Black Label Society, Device, Newsted, and Death Division.
Spheron have posted a video teaser for their forthcoming debut album, Ecstasy of God, due out on July 5th through Apostasy Records.¬† Check out the video below.
This album was produced together with Christoph Brandes at the Iguana Studios (e.g. Necrophagist, Deadborn, Imperium Dekadenz, etc.). The cover artwork was painted by famous artist Eliran Kantor who has already worked with bands like Testament, Hatebreed, Sodom and Atheist.