The Images Festival is proud to begin 2012 with a special screening of 'Sleeping Nights Awake', a documentary on Sonic Youth shot by high school students. The screening takes place on Wednesday, February 29th at The Garrison, 1197 Dundas Street West (19+, licensed) and will be followed by a live performance by Sonic Youth tribute band Shaking Hell - a Toronto indie super-group featuring members of Republic Of Safety, Neck and Mean Red Spiders formed especially for this evening - playing a set of SY's hits. Advance tickets are $10 and are available at Soundscapes at 572 College Street and at Rotate This at 801 Queen Street West.
The Darkness took the world by storm during today's Super Bowl XLVI, one of the biggest sporting events on the planet.
Houston progressive instrumentalists Scale The Summit are currently leveling stages across the U.S. on their first ever headlining tour with support provided by Elitist. Dubbed "Their Strings Are Voices Tour 2012", the trek is a week and a half in. Commented guitarist Chris Letchford from the road: "Our Their Strings Are Voices headlining tour has been a blast so far. It’s great to see everyone really excited about us playing an 80-minute set and still want more when we're finished! Looking forward to the next few weeks on this tour!"
Century Media recording artist Otherwise will be the featured performer at the inaugural Nevadan by Choice Awards, which will take place Saturday, Feb. 4th, 2012 at The Venetian Las Vegas Casino, Hotel & Resort. The awards, sponsored by the Americans for Prosperity Foundation-Nevada and the Congress of Racial Equality, honor individuals who have immigrated to make Nevada their home and those who work to promote and uphold the United States Constitution.
Canadian melodic metallers All Else Fails are proud to announce their nomination at this year's 2012 Edmonton Music Awards for Metal Album of The Year for their latest full length 'The Oracle: What Was, Is And Could Have Been' released on August 19th, 2011 on Suicidal Bride Records.
In support of their new release, 'Dark Adrenaline', Lacuna Coil will perform an acoustic set and meet-and-greet with their fans at the Cobra Lounge in Chicago on February 10th! Presented by Metal Army America and Unholy Empire, this special night with the band is open to the public and will take place after their performance at Gigantour that night (tickets will be given on a first come, first serve basis; you must be 21+ to receive entry into the club).
In anticipation of impending legislative action on Same-Sex Marriage in New Jersey, Hostage Calm has organized a rally in support of the cause. The rally will take place on Saturday, February 25th at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken and will feature performances by H20 and Hostage Calm. The event is free and open to the public.
UFC Fighter Mike Pierce will use The Dreaming's "Every Trace" as his entrance song for his upcoming fight against Josh Koscheck at UFC 143 this weekend. The event is set to take place this coming Saturday February 4th, 2012 at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, NV and will be available on pay-per-view. "Every Trace" is the first single from The Dreaming's new album 'Puppet' on Epochal Artists Records/EMI and the video for the track can be seen below.
Furyon has joined forces with Factory Music. Fergal Holmes at Factory Music will be in charge of booking Furyon concerts/gigs in UK, Europe and Japan. "It is great to be in the top professional hands of Factory Music", said Furyon frontman Matt Mitchell. Added Holmes: "I can speak for the entire team here at Factory Music that we are excited to work with this great band." Stated Axel (Rock N Growl Management): "Factory Music have so much experience, which will open new doors for Furyon."
MuchMusic presents the 2012 Canadian Simple Plan tour in support of their gold-certified album 'Get Your Heart On!'. The band will begin their 10-city tour on February 11th at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver. Stops include a show at the Bell Centre in their hometown of Montreal on February 23rd before they wrap things up in Halifax at the Metro Centre on February 26th.
Three decades after beginning its iconic journey of debauchery and decadence, Mötley Crüe has announced plans to invade Las Vegas with the city's first-ever hard rock residency: Mötley Crüe In Sin City. The world's most notorious band will he heading to the world's most notorious city where they will perform an extended run-starting February 3rd through 19th-at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The iconic band will perform four shows a week. Super Bowl, Valentine's Day and President's Day fall within these dates.
Awolnation will rock the new 5 Towers Concert Venue on Universal CityWalk, as part of KROQ's Big Game Party this Sunday February 5th at the Hard Rock Cafe, doors will open at 1pm. The band will be playing their show immediately following the conclusion of the game.
The Flower Kings - the iconic progressive, symphonic rock band formed in 1995 by guitarist/singer/composer Roine Stolt (Transatlantic) - announce their immediate return to service after a five year hiatus.
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In the world of music members in bands make choices every day to move onto other things, be it new projects, start families, or begin a different career path. The internet is abound with drama and opinions when this happens, but the fact is that this is a part of everyday life in the music industry. These hard choices usually affect the band members' left behind as well as the label, management and most importantly the fans. Most rise up and charge on. This is the case with Boston's own Vanna.
Greek melodic metal outfit, Firewind, is excited to announce a new distribution deal for North America with DisManic Distribution via E1 Music. Together Firewind and DisManic/E1 Music will unleash the band's highly anticipated new record, 'Few Against Many', on May 22nd.
Warsaw, Poland's revolutionary grind/metal assassins Antigama announce their return to Selfmadegod Records! Following two full-length releases via Relapse Records over recent years, Antigama have re-signed with their longtime friends at Selfmadegod and are currently locked away in Warsaw's Progresja Studio with sound engineer Pawel "Janos" Grabowski.
Orange County, CA hardcore punk veterans Death By Stereo have announced they have signed with Viking Funeral Records, the label founded by Pennywise guitarist Fletcher Dragge, Ken Seaton of Hardline Entertainment, and Suburban Noize Records. Death By Stereo's sixth full-length studio album, 'Black Sheep Of The American Dream', is set for a spring 2012 release.
The home of Rock N' Roll 2.0, Standby Records, has posted the February edition of the Standby Records Podcast for free on iTunes
. Tune in to hear new music from the Cleveland-based label's upcoming releases, including a snippet of the title track from the highly anticipated Modern Day Escape full-length, 'Under The Gun' (March 27th), as well as tracks from Hopes Die Last and Freshman 15.
Arcofagus main man, Kimmo Kuusniemi tells: "Last year I was approached by Australian Brutal Ballet if they could include our music into their upcoming ballet "Out Of The Darkness". I was more than happy to have Sarcofagus as part of this production. Sarcofagus has and always will be looking into creating experimental and progressive productions."