Baltimore, MD Heavy Hitters SKY CAME BURNING Unleash Brand New Lyric Video for Thought-Provoking Title Track ‘Vertigo’
New EP “Vertigo” Coming Early 2014
Fast-advancing Baltimore, MD metalcore band SKY CAME BURNING are releasing another exclusive for their diehard fans, this time in the form of a new lyric video for the title track off of their new EP, ‘Vertigo’. The track puts a back and forth conversation between a parent and child to music. The song was again recorded with Drewsif Stalin and the lyric video was created by Josiah Moore (Sirens and Sailors, You and Die). Check out the lyric video here: http://youtu.be/YvCuI2l7w9A
“This song is obviously on the heavier side of our EP, but we hope people can get through the anger and on to the message,” states drummer Randall James. “‘Vertigo’ is about any kid whose ever been told to make the decision to quit something they’re passionate about. We’re told our entire life to “dream big” and “go for the gold”, but whenever we stray from the beaten path and go for something with an identity (being in a band) it’s shut down or frowned upon.”
Randall adds, “In the song, the parents are pretty much asking the kid to choose between their dream or their parents. Make a decision or get the hell out basically, we’re not going to support you any longer. The song really hits home for a lot of us, being a DIY band of semi-older ages and all. We’re not “slumming” it by any means of the word and have had a lot of support, but just the negative comments here and there, that awkward moment when people find out you’re still living at home at 26 when they’ve graduated, got married, and most times had kids. Really, the song can be interpreted however the listener likes.”
Late last month, SKY CAME BURNING released their new music video for the track ‘Remora’. The video is directed by Drewsif Stalin and is available for viewing at the band’s official YouTube page at this link: http://youtu.be/0hZnNk8isKw.
‘Remora’ and ‘Vertigo’ are cut from the band’s upcoming EP Vertigo, set for release early next year.
SKY CAME BURNING have been performing up and down Eastern portion of the U.S. for the last few years, grabbing a substantial following and turning heads as they go. The band has shared the stage with numerous headliners like All That Remains, Sevendust, Periphery, and Born of Osiris, and won the battle of the bands for both Warped Tour and Uproar Festival this past year.
Although SKY CAME BURNING’s main focus right now is to focus on finalizing their new EP, they will perform at Empire in Springfield, VA with The Ghost Inside, Volumes and Texas and July on December 13th, and tickets are just $14. The band plans to tour in early 2014 in support of their new EP.
To learn more about SKY CAME BURNING, visit www.facebook.com/skycameburningofficial.
DEICIDE ‘IN THE MINDS OF EVIL’ Out Today; Hailed As “One Of The Year’s Strongest Death Metal Releases”
The season of giving is upon us, and Florida death metal legends DEICIDE are making it official with today’s release of ‘IN THE MINDS OF EVIL.’ The band’s 11th studio album is in-stores now, and features the same diabolical take on reality that has become the trademark of a career spanning more than 25 years.
Says DEICIDE frontman Glen Benton of the new release: “What better way to celebrate a bunch of religious pilgrims coming to America than with ‘IN THE MINDS OF EVIL’? Pass the gravy!” Fans and critics agree. Here’s a taste of the album’s early accolades:
“A rousing maelstrom of fleet, nimble top-tier death metal, razor-sharp jittery grooves and unadulterated malevolence“ –Decibel
“A ‘demonsend’ to long-time fans… You can uncross your fingers because this album was well worth waiting for“ –New Noise Magazine
“One of the year’s strongest death metal releases… ask Santa for this“ –The Lair Of Filth
“DEICIDE can out ‘death metal’ any band on the planet“ –Soundcrave Magazine
To commemorate the release of ‘IN THE MINDS OF EVIL,’ NEW NOISE MAGAZINE has decked the cover of their December 2013 issue with DEICIDE. For more information on NEW NOISE and their new issue, visit here: http://newnoisemagazine.com/?p=71324
On-sale today worldwide, ‘IN THE MINDS OF EVIL’ is available now in your favorite record stores, digitally via iTunes (click here) and Amazon (click here), and in exclusive physical bundles via CM Distro (click here). Produced by Jason Suecoff [ALL THAT REMAINS, TRIVIUM, DEATH ANGEL, BATTLECROSS], the album features cover art taken from Australian artist Simon Cowell’s painting “Power Of The Mind.”
1. In The Minds Of Evil
2. Thou Begone
4. Beyond Salvation
5. Misery Of One
6. Between The Flesh And The Void
7. Even The Gods Can Bleed
8. Trample The Cross
9. Fallen To Silence
10. Kill The Light Of Christ
11. End The Wrath Of God
DEICIDE is (from L-R in above photo): Steve Asheim (drums), Kevin Quirion (guitars), Glen Benton (vocals and bass) and Jack Owen (guitars).
Chicago power trio DIAMOND PLATE have launched their music video for “Dance With Reality” directed by Lester Cohn (MASTODON, NEIL YOUNG, CHEVELLE). This track is taken from DIAMOND PLATE‘s sophomore album, PULSE, which is out now via Earache/Century Media Records. To watch the video for “Dance With Reality,” please visit Metal Underground.com at the link below:
DIAMOND PLATE comments:
“Our goal with this music video was to capture the band’s live energy in a cinematic way while giving the viewer more than just a video of us playing live.
Thanks to our director Lester, our cinematographer Andrew, all of the cast and crew, and the 1966 Chevelle for being a badass motherfucker.”
DIAMOND PLATE recently returned home from an amazing three-week run with DEATH ANGEL, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD, BATTLECROSS, and REVOCATION. Head over to Digital Tour Bus.com to read all about DIAMOND PLATE‘s Rocky Mountains madness, their Raging Recipes for protein-packed meals on the road, and their “Damage Instruments Inc.“report.
DIAMOND PLATE is:
Konrad Kupiec – Guitars
Matt Ares – Vocals/Bass Guitar
DIAMOND PLATE online:
BAND ON THE ROAD IN SUPPORT OF DEBUT ALBUM LUX, OUT NOW
Constant touring has earned Gemini Syndrome an ardent and ever-growing audience thanks to their explosive live shows. Fans are spreading the word organically, calling their debut album, LUX, ”A sonic assault,” “The next big thing,” “Will top your favorites list for years to come,” “hypnotic and relentless,” “haunting,” “worth blowing your speakers for,” “melodically beautiful,”"a unique sound,” “dynamic,” and “powerful.”
Gemini Syndrome have been recently featured in Billboard Magazine’s ”Bubbling Under” column with ”Stardust,” the single from LUX, currently #34 on the Active Rock radio chart and climbing.
Now, Gemini Syndrome will return to the road as headliners. Please see below for all upcoming tour dates.
11/30 Joliet, IL 105.5 The Kat’s Holiday*
12/02 Madison, WI The SRS Stage*
12/03 Rockford, IL District Bar and Grill*
12/04 Racine, WI Rt 20*
12/05 Columbus, OH Xclusive*
12/07 Parkersburg, WV Six Pence Pub*
12/08 West Chester, PA The Note*
12/10 Amityville, NY Revolution*
12/11 Clifton, NJ Dingbatz*
12/12 Newport, KY Thompson House*
12/13 Kokomo, IN Centerstage Bar & Grill*
12/14 Peoria, IL Peoria Civic Center Exhibit Hall*
MASTODON TEAM UP WITH THE U.K.’S SIGNATURE BREW TO CREATE BLACK TONGUE BREW DOUBLE BLACK IPA CAN BE ORDERED ONLINE FOR SHIPPING TO U.S. ON DECEMBER 3rd
LIVE AT BRIXTON DIGIAL VIDEO AND AUDIO RELEASED DECEMBER 10th
MASTODON, which released a limited-run lager in 2009, is once again retuning to one of their favorite pastimes: The enjoyment of quality handcrafted beer. Fortuitous that British craft beer makers Signature Brew along with the members of Mastodon have teamed up to create Black Tongue Brew, an 8.3% ABV Double Black IPA.The beer is made in the U.K. and can be shipped to customers in the U.S., Canada, and other territories beginning December 3rd. Mastodon fans and custom beer appreciators can now enjoy this feisty and festive dark beverage everywhere in the world. Pre-order it here.
Signature Brew has described Black Tongue thusly: “Rumbling smoky notes are offset by the elixir of misbehaving punchy hops. Mosaic and Magnum hops to the front, with Carafa Special 3 Malt and Pale on the baseline. The band wanted to create a ‘pallet crusher’ and that’s certainly what has been delivered. A beer for enjoying slowly, letting the bombardment of flavour and intensity hit your tongue and explode with every sip.”
In addition to collaborating on the perfect brew, Mastodon has been in the studio working on their sixth album, which will be released by Warner Bros. Records next year. As previously announced, December 10th, is the release date for Live At Brixton - digital-only video and audio versions of their sold-out show at London’s O2 Academy that capped off the Atlanta-based band’s world tour in support of their critically acclaimed album The Hunter. Click here for visual proof. Click here to pre-orderLive At Brixton.
SKATERS LAUNCH PRE-ORDER FOR DIGITAL VERSION OF UPCOMING DEBUT ALBUM MANHATTAN ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11th
THOSE WHO DOWNLOAD WILL INSTANTLY RECEIVE LATEST SINGLE “DEADBOLT”
SKATERS TAKEOVER NYLONGUYSMAG.COM INSTAGRAM
As previously announced, Twin Shadow has remixed “Deadbolt”. Click here to listen. Those who enter their email at the band’s website will receive a free download of the remix. Remember, a limited edition 7″ vinyl pressing of “Deadbolt” will go on sale at independent record stores on Black Friday, November 29th. It features “Deadbolt” on Side A and an exclusive track, “Stood Up,” on Side B.
Last week, SKATERS took over the Nylon Guys Instagram account to reveal the tracklist forManhattan. Click here to view.
The track-listing for Manhattan is as follows:
One Of Us
Miss Teen Massachusetts
To Be Young In NYC
Fear Of The Knife
I Wanna Dance (But I Don’t Know How)
This Much I Care
Much more SKATERS news to be announced shortly. Until then, go to: http://www.skatersnyc.com
Album Now Available At www.EnjoyThePainEP.com
“Die For You” #28 At Active Rock Radio With Increasing Spins
“Rebel Yell” Single Set For November 11 iTunes Release
In celebration of their fans, Las Vegas rockers OTHERWISE have just released the acoustic ‘ENJOY THE PAIN’ EP for free via the website www.EnjoyThePainEP.com. The album contains five brand new songs, all written and recorded entirely on the road. To download the ’ENJOY THE PAIN’ EP for free, please click here.
The ‘ENJOY THE PAIN’ free download was announced this afternoon exclusively on SiriusXM Octane, where the band - frontman Adrian Patrick, guitarists Ryan Patrick and Andrew Pugh, drummer Corky Gainsford and bassist Vassilios Metropoulos – hosted an exclusive station takeover that will repeat daily through November 4. The special features an interview, acoustic performance, and the band taking over the Octane playlist. In early 2012, OTHERWISE became the first unsigned band to reach No. 1 on the Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown – SiriusXM launched the band’s career into the national spotlight, and now they are helping OTHERWISE deliver ‘ENJOY THE PAIN’ to their fans.
The OTHERWISE SiriusXM Octane takeover will repeat at the following times this weekend, and is also available via SiriusXM On Demand:
Friday, November 1 – 12pm ET/9am PT
Saturday, November 2 – 8pm ET/5pm PT
Sunday, November 3 – 2pm ET/11am PT
Monday, November 4 – 6amET/3am PT
“‘ENJOY THE PAIN‘ is our gift to you. It’s our way of saying thank you for the success you’ve helped us earn, and a little something to hold you over until our next full length album is released in 2014,” says OTHERWISE of the EP. “We recorded this entirely on our own, on the road, in between shows while out on tour. If we couldn’t find a quiet bedroom or bathroom to track in, we’d record while literally driving down the highway… The process wasn’t easy. It wasn’t slick. It wasn’t normal. It didn’t adhere to any set of rules, guidelines, or industry standards. At times it was painful… And we enjoyed every minute of it. So please, ‘ENJOY THE PAIN’ with us… and enjoy this EP.”
‘ENJOY THE PAIN’ Track Listing:
1. 60 MPH
2. Once In My Dreams
3. Enjoy The Pain
4. Miles Of Rain
5. Burn Away (III Reprise)
In the 18 months since the release of their ‘True Love Never Dies’ debut, OTHERWISE have gone from local Las Vegas favorites to one of America’s best-selling breakout acts. Now, they’re giving something back to the fans that have embraced the band as their own. A first track from the album, “Miles Of Rain,” can be heard here.
To compliment the free EP, on November 11 the band will release an iTunes-exclusive single featuring an acoustic cover of the BILLY IDOL hit “Rebel Yell” and an acoustic version of “Heaven,” the closing track from ‘True Love Never Dies’.
“Die For You”, the third single from the band’s debut album, is currently at No. 28 at Active Rock radio - click here to watch the single’s official lyric video. The follow-up to breakout hits “Soldiers” and “I Don’t Apologize (1000 Pictures),” “Die For You” is a full-throttle anthem of undying devotion in the face of betrayal. ”Soldiers” has sold more than 100,000 digital tracks, and the band has amassed more than 2.4 million total views on YouTube. You can watch the official music video for “Soldiers” here, and the “I Don’t Apologize (1000 Pictures)” video here.
Released in May 2012, ‘True Love Never Dies’ has sold more than 50,000 copies, making OTHERWISE that year’s best-selling new rock band and helping propel them to tours alongside STONE SOUR, PAPA ROACH, BUCKCHERRY, P.O.D., THREE DAYS GRACE, POP EVIL and more. The band have also become a mainstay on the North American festival circuit with appearances including Rock On The Range, Aftershock, Rocklahoma, Carolina Rebellion, Welcome To Rockville and a host of others.
Radio Contraband Rock Radio Awards Voters Crown Lou Brutus At Star Studded Ceremony in Las Vegas
Brutus Will Release New Album with His Band GRUMPY OLD PUNKS and Continue Work on His Book “One Man – Two Thousand Concerts: The Greatest Freakin’ Collection of Rock Show Junk in History”
Rock Radio stalwart LOU BRUTUS has been voted Best DJ in America by voters in the Rock Radio Awards sponsored by Radio Contraband. Winners were announced Friday October 18th 2013 during a nighttime, poolside ceremony at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, NV.
It was the first year for a Best DJ category at the awards. LOU BRUTUS was chosen over other nominees including Nikki Sixx, Paul Marshall, Brock Haven, and Greg Atoms. Brutus was handed the award by Rick DeJesus, lead singer of the band of Adelitas Way. Performers at the ceremony included Wicked Wisdom (featuring Jada Pinkett Smith), Burn Halo, and Emphatic. Upon accepting the award Brutus said, “I can’t believe I get to do this shit for a living.” He then thanked his dog Darla.
LOU BRUTUS is best known for his seventeen plus years of national syndication as well as his work on other national radio platforms. He has done local shows in Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston, Washington DC, and Providence.
Brutus has also hosted radio specials and/or created radio channels for Metallica, Slipknot, Stone Sour, Rush, Disturbed, Theory of a Deadman, Smashing Pumpkins, and countless others. He was the very first to give national airplay to innumerable bands includingSlipknot, Halestorm, Five Finger Death Punch and Sevendust.
LOU BRUTUS has garnered tremendous amounts of positive press for both his intensely creative on air work and ground breaking original programming… all without ever running afoul of the F.C.C. Publications such as Rolling Stone, USA Today and Entertainment Weekly have sung the praises of his work.
His creative flair has led him to national success as a performer in the Ohio State versus Michigan football rivalry band Dead Schembechlers with whom he has appeared on HBO. Lou is the group’s lead singer, songwriter and official mouthpiece, Bo Biafra. He is the lyricist of the world’s first cow punk rock opera, “Hee Haw Hell,” which was recorded by legendary swamp rock band Dash Rip Rock. Additionally, he has several baseball inspired pieces he’s written and recorded featured on the Diamond Cuts album series, which he released under the moniker of Lou Brutus and the Perfect Pachydermus Percussion Pitches. His latest musical foray is as the creator and lead singer of the Grumpy Old Punks, which he describes as “middle aged punk rock rage.” Their self-titled debut album “Grumpy Old Punks” was released in 2011 with the follow up “Anarchy in the Prostate” in 2012. In 2014, they’ll release their third EP “Driving Around with the Blinker On.”
He has also produced his own series of comic books, “The Adventures of Brutusman,” as well as bottled his own line of micro brewed beers “Lou-in-Brau” and “Brew Loutus Ale.”
In what little spare time he has, Lou is an accomplished photographer. His lighthouse photography has graced magazine covers and has worked the last six seasons as an on field Major League Baseball photographer. He often shoots rock bands as he travels the world to interview them.
LOU BRUTUS is currently working on three different books. The first is a coffee table book of his backstage pass, ticket stub, guitar pick, and concert poster collection entitled “One Man – Two Thousand Concerts: The Greatest Freakin’ Collection of Rock Show Junk in History,” the second is an unauthorized autobiography Dead Schembechlers: The Rise, Fall & Redemption of The Best Damn Punk Band in the Landbeing co-written with Joe Oestreich, while the third is a baseball themed children’s book being illustrated by Alan MacBain.
MASTODON LIVE AT BRIXTON, CAPPED OFF BAND’S WORLD TOUR FOR CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED ALBUM, THE HUNTER
On February 11th, 2012, MASTODON took the stage at London’s O2 Academy in Brixton, capping off the Atlanta-based band’s world tour in support of their critically acclaimed album The Hunter. This sold-out performance was Mastodon’s first show at the legendary Brixton venue. It won’t be their last, as the London audience positively erupted from the opening chords until the final, frenzied encore. Mastodon Live At Brixton will be released on December 10th,so fans will be able to see and hear what happened on that night.
In addition to performing “Curl of the Burl,” “Black Tongue,” and “Dry Bone Valley” from The Hunter, the band dug into their catalog, unearthing such scorching tracks as “Colony of Birchmen,”“Capillarian Crest,” and “Iron Tusk.” Rolling Stone Magazine referred to the band’s sonic attack as one that: ”Demonstrates how contemporary hard rock can still be made with imagination, precision and a majestic sense of force.”
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Now this extraordinary live show is being released digitally by Warner Bros. Records as Mastodon Live At Brixton, on December 10th. An audio-only version and a live video version directed by Ryan Mackfall (Crashburn Media) (both featuring the full 97-minute performance) will be available from all digital retailers, including iTunes and Amazon. The full set-list is below.
Dry Bone Valley
I Am Ahab
Colony of Birchmen
Ghost of Karelia
All The Heavy Lifting
Curl of the Burl
Circle of Cysquatch
Crack The Skye
Where Strides The Behemoth
March of the Fireants
Blood and Thunder
At present, MASTODON is hard at work on their next studio venture. Details to be revealed soon. time. Until then go to: www.mastodonrocks.cominfo, merch and more.
COLDCOCK American Herbal Whiskey Announces Exciting New Signing: ASKING ALEXANDRIA – Sponsoring Upcoming ASKING ALEXANDRIA/ALL THAT REMAINS/SEVENDUST Tour
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Sponsoring & Serving at ROB ZOMBIE’s GREAT AMERICAN NIGHTMARE
COLDCOCK American Herbal Whiskey is pleased to announce a very special recent signing— ASKING ALEXANDRIA! As a part of the partnership, COLDCOCKwill sponsor the band’s upcoming tour with All That Remains, Sevendust, Emmure and For Today.
“We’re excited to be working with ASKING ALEXANDRIA,” states Rick Zeiler, Founder/CEO of Zeiler Spirits/COLDCOCK American Herbal Whiskey. “This band is chock-full of talented musicians that represent the lifestyle of our brand. They know how to party and we look forward to toasting some shots with them on this tour!”
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UPCOMING ASKING ALEXANDRIA TOUR DATES:
**COLDCOCK Available in this Market!
10/29/13 Nashville, TN @ War Memorial Auditorium **
10/30/13 Knoxville, TN @ NV Nightclub **
10/31/13 Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle **
11/01/13 Charlotte, NC @ Amos Southend
11/02/13 Lancaster, PA @ Freedom Hall Convention Center
11/03/13 Poughkeepsie, NY @ Mid Hudson Civic Center **
11/05/13 Niagara Falls, NY @ Rapids Theatre **
11/06/13 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club **
11/08/13 Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop
11/09/13 Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
11/10/13 Cleveland, OH @ Wolstein Center
11/11/13 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom **
11/13/13 Grand Rapids, MI @ Orbit Room
11/14/13 St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
11/15/13 Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall **
11/17/13 Tulsa, OK @ Brady Theater
11/19/13 Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theater
11/21/13 Fresno, CA @ Rainbow Ballroom **
11/22/13 San Diego, CA @ SOMA (All Ages/No Liquor Venue) **
11/23/13 Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst**
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COLDCOCK is currently available for purchase in California, New York, Tennessee, Georgia, Indiana, and South Carolina, with more states joining the ranks throughout the year. As of now, COLDCOCK is available at the Roxy and the Rainbow on Sunset Blvd in Los Angeles, and is set to appear in more Los Angeles-area bars soon.
About COLDCOCK American Herbal Whiskey and Zeiler Spirits:
Established in 2012 and based in San Diego, California, Zeiler Spirits LLC is the producer of COLDCOCK American Herbal Whiskey. The spirits importer was founded by liquor and entertainment industry veterans, musicians and action sports athletes who have collectively created some of the world’s most exciting lifestyle events and cross promotions. COLDCOCK American Herbal Whiskey is three-year aged American bourbon blended with a variety of herbs, including green tea, hibiscus, ginger, eucalyptus, cinnamon and gingko. Currently available in CA, GA, IN, SC, NY, TN, NE. COLDCOCK American Herbal Whiskey is 70 proof (35% alcohol by volume) and suggested retail price is $19.99 for a 750ml bottle, with a 50ml size to be released in December, 2013. For more information, please visit www.coldcockwhiskey.com