Tiny Engines (Tigers Jaw, CSTVT, Look Mexico, Restorations) is stoked to welcome Providence, RI's Best Practices to its growing roster. The label will release the band's debut, 'The EP LP', on 12" vinyl in the Spring. You can stream two tracks, "Welcome To Erf" and "Future Cougar" from the 9 song record below. A new song from the album will be added for streaming each week leading up to the vinyl pre-order.
Superfly Presents and A.C. Entertainment are excited to announce the initial lineup for the "2012 Bonnaroo Music And Arts Festival." The 11th annual four-day camping and music festival will be held on June 7th - 10th on the same beautiful 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee, 60 miles south of Nashville. A full list of confirmed acts follows, and more will be announced in the coming weeks. The final "Bonnaroo 2012" lineup will total over 125 bands and over 20 comedians performing on 13 stages over four days.
Kittie bassist Ivy Vujic has announced her departure from the band. Read it here: "After 4 amazing years of jamming with my crazy metal sisters of Kittie, I am officially resigning as their bass player. I've had an incredible time touring the world with these ladies and I am very grateful for all the fun I've had and amazing things I've had the opportunity to experience."
Creepsylvania's finest, the mighty Ghoul, are gearing up to hit the road hard this spring (with the likes of Gwar, Municipal Waste, and Kylesa!) and they need a helping hand from their beloved Ghoulunatics to make sure they survive the trek. The band have created a Kickstarter project
in hopes of raising enough dough to snag a new tour van to keep the carnage rollin'. Digestor implores you, "Ghoul needs a tour van and we need your help, Numbskulls!"
In support of their upcoming album 'The Fatal Feast', the sultans of crossover Municipal Waste have teamed up with L.A.'s Grill 'Em All Truck for an exclusive burger eating contest and autograph session! Fans are invited to this one-of-a-kind Meet & Eat taking place in the Los Angeles area on Friday, February 17th.
The Civil Wars, one of the hottest duos of 2011, picked up two Grammy Awards for Folk Album of the year and Best Country Duo/Group Performance for their debut album 'Barton Hollow' and the track of the same name, at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards.
Season Of Mist Records is currently being sued for Copyright Infringement for Plagarism on their upcoming Terrorizer Album - 'Hordes Of Zombies', by Forward Regression Records on behalf of their artist Collapse.
The documentary by director Joshua Callis-Smith 'A History Of A Time To Come' has added interviews with Venom and Raven to the line-up of over 20 bands which already includes Evile, Onslaught, Lawnmower Deth and Xentrix.
Boise get ready! Tickets are on sale now for the 2012 "Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival" stop, July 4th at the Idaho Center Amphitheater. Details for the pre-sale: The first 1,000 tickets will receive special 3D laminate and front of line access! $29.50, the 2nd 1,000 tickets $35.00, the 3rd 1,000 tickets $39.50 and all other advance tickets $49.50 and finally day of show tickets $55.00 all tickets subject to ticketing and/or handling fees and this offer is only good for the Boise show. Get your Boise tickets HERE
Fear Factory today confirm Matt DeVries as the band’s new bass player. DeVries, previously of Chimaira and most recently Six Feet Under, joins the band replacing Byron Stroud. The announcement comes as the band continues work on their upcoming new album, planned for release early Summer. The album is currently being mixed in Canada by Greg Reely while artwork for the album's packaging is nearly complete.
Arizona Thrashers of the Extreme Hemoptysis are proud to announce an official endorsement from Long Island, NY pedal makers Pigtronix. Notable Pigtronix artists include Aerosmith, Darkest Hour, Lou Reed, Michael Wilton (Queensryche), Steve Lukather, and many others.
Early last year Quebec experimental hardcore band Breaking The Fourth Wall announced their break up. A year later members of BTFW have started a new project called Kennedy located in Windsor, Ontario. Check out a trailer of Kennedy below for a taste of what to expect.
Singer Eric Scealf of the rock group The Unsatisfied is offering a cash reward of $500 for the return of a microphone that was used by deceased punk icon Lux Interior (1946-2009) of The Cramps. Scealf was given the microphone after a show in Atlanta during The Cramp's 1995 "Flamejob Tour". "I used that mic for a few shows after I got it, just because it had Lux's mojo on it. Everytime I touch that microphone I can feel his spirit, his energy in it," says Scealf. "It was pretty beat up from Lux pounding it into the stage, so I put it on my trophy shelf. The only time it's not on that shelf it's in my make-up case. I carry it with me when The Unsatisfied is working for luck, and I just get good vibes from it, especially since Lux passed away".
Time to pick up your axe and chop some wood! Edge Of Paradise and UltimateGuitar team up to give away a autographed guitar that was used in the video for Edge of Paradise's song "Mask", the title track from their debut CD. Check out the music video below.
Columbus, Ohio-based band Red Wanting Blue marked a career milestone this past weekend. Known for relentlessly touring the Midwest and independently building a fervent fan base there, the band sold out the 1350 capacity Cleveland House Of Blues in advance of its headlining show at the venue last Saturday. Red Wanting Blue has been performing at the club ever since the release of its 'Pride: The Cold Lover' album in 2004 which defined Red Wanting Blue's current sound.
A Montreal freelancer writing for the Brooklyn based magazine and website, The Big Takeover (named after a Bad Brains song,) has labelled Toronto punk rock 'n' roll band, Maximum RNR, nazi sympathizers and homophobes in a record review published on the magazine's website on February 5th, 2012.
Van Halen have just released a clip featuring David Lee Roth interviewing the Van Halen brothers, Eddie and Alex. They describe in detail the stories behind their musical upbringing in Holland and journey to Southern California. The clip can be seen below.
Partisan Records is very excited about the overwhelmingly hot reaction to Diamond Rugs' new music at strip clubs across America. Before journalists and members of the music industry had the chance to stroke the tantalizing album made by a collaboration between John McCauley (Deer Tick), Robbie Crowell (Deer Tick), Ian Saint Pé (The Black Lips), Steve Berlin (Los Lobos), Hardy Morris (Dead Confederate) and Bryan Dufresne (Six Finger Satellite), employees and patrons of over 50 strip clubs were tipped to the great sounds by being sent three CD singles with one song each from McCauley, Morris and Saint Pé. Poles show that everyone felt the project really has legs and could see the band's career as being long when they hit the road hard.
As previously announced, Swedish black metal miscreants Watain will take part in the inaugural "Decibel Magazine Tour" alongside Behemoth, The Devil's Blood and In Solitude. The live ceremonies will begin on April 11th in Ohio and bloody 26 stages including a stop in Oklahoma City where the trek will merge with the U.S. Torture Tour featuring Cannibal Corpse, Exhumed, Abysmal Dawn, and Arkaik for an evening of audio devastation.
As the early days of 2012 rolled on by, Tony Reed, guitarist for both the heavy hitting, stoner-fied trio, Mos Generator, and the classic rock preservationists, Stone Axe, signed an endorsement deal with Lace Music Products. The good Mr. Reed now joins the likes of Scott "Wino" Weinrich (St. Vitus/Shrinebuilder), Matt Pike (Sleep/High On Fire), David Sullivan (Red Fang), Scott Kelly (Neurosis/Shrinebuilder), Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple/Rainbow), Eric Clapton, and a host of others who use the California-based companies pick-ups.