2/7 – MISS MAY I @ THE GRANADA THEATER – 1020 MASSACHUSETTS ST – $19 ADV/$22 DOS – DOS: 6:00/SH: 7:00
*ON TOUR WITH W/ AUGUST BURNS RED, NORTHLANE, FIT FOR A KING & ERRA*NEW ALBUM: Rise Of The Lion, OUT NOW via Rise Records (Billboard Debut #21 on the Top 200 chart!)
*These five scene stealers from Troy, Ohio prove to be groundbreakers with their upcoming blistering new offering, Rise Of The Lion. This is Miss May I’s fourth album and the first to be produced by the legendary Terry Date (Pantera, Deftones, White Zombie, Bring Me The Horizon). Rise Of The Lion will be available in digital, physical CD, and vinyl versions. Their last record, At Heart, entered the Billboard Top 200 charts at #32 and spawned huge singles in the songs ‘Hey Mister’ and ‘Day By Day’. The band have been nominated for ‘Best New Talent’ award at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards, headlined the Alternative Press 2012 Tour and killed it on the main stage at The 2013 Warped Tour.
Lowland Hum Follows 2014’s Critically Acclaimed 4 Sisters EP
The North-Carolina based songwriting duo Lowland Hum will release their self-titled sophomore full-length album on April 14. Coming off the heels of last November’s Four Sisters EP, their new record intertwines folk, indie-rock and Americana as a foundation for their entrancing vocal harmonies.
Daniel and Lauren Goans began performing as Lowland Hum not long after they married in 2012. Making the most of their combined voices, a guitar, a drum, and two custom-made stompbox/tambourines, Lowland Hum became known for their enthralling live shows and a songwriting style that moves beyond the genres they inhabit. Illuminated installations and hand-bound lyric books have also made their way into the duo’s live performances, incorporating Lauren’s background in visual art.
Their debut album Native Air was released in the fall of 2013 to widespread affirmation, praising the song’s sincere lyrics, sparse arrangements and haunting harmonies. Their follow-up EP, Four Sisters, was released in November of 2014 to similar acclaim. Guitar World described its opening track as being “starkly beautiful,” and noted that “Lovely harmonies interwoven with compelling instrumental lines result in a striking collection.”
Listen: Lowland Hum – Four Sisters
Though the songs of Lowland Hum began with one acoustic guitar and two voices, many grew in size and scope while the band recorded at a small studio outside Charlottesville, Virginia. Daniel and Lauren enlisted the help of good friends Edd Kerr, Joseph Dickey and Dan Faust (as engineer, bassist and drummer) to allow the songs the kind of expansion they were hearing in their imaginations. Dickey and Faust will join Lowland Hum this spring as the band embarks on a five-week tour, resuming their roles as the supporting rhythm section behind Daniel and Lauren’s vocal-driven live show.
Lowland Hum has also announced a Kickstarter campaign in support of their upcoming tour, featuring unique fan incentives and opportunities to connect with the band. Official tour dates will be announced soon.
(New York, NY) – This morning ALL THAT REMAINS partnered with VEVO for the video premiere for “This Probably Won’t End Well” from their much-anticipated new album The Order Of Things which will be released on February 24, 2015 via Razor & Tie. Watch now at Vevo: http://vevo.ly/RpvgWy
Directed by Justyn Moro of Bad Beard Productions, the new video shows the band playing in the foreground and interior of a dilapidated house, as hints of a broken home flash across the screen. “We got some really cool shots on this,” frontman Phil Labonte said of the video. “I think it came out with a cool look that kind of shows where we come from. It looks pretty New England!”
“This Probably Won’t End Well” is one of the singles from The Order Of Things, the band’s seventh studio album to date and their follow-up to 2012’s A War You Cannot Win. Earlier this month, All that Remains partnered with Loudwire to premiere the song. http://loudwire.com/all-that-remains-this-probably-wont-end-well-exclusive-song-premiere/
Additionally, All That Remains are offering a variety of CD, vinyl and digital pre-order options that can be ordered through the band’s website: www.allthatremainsonline.com.
All That Remains reached another landmark with A War You Cannot Win: it debuted at #13 on the Billboard Top 200 and saw them hitting the road for sold out shows alongside Volbeat and In This Moment in between incendiary festival appearances at Rock on the Range, Welcome to Rockville, Rocklahoma, and more. The album yielded two hit singles; “Stand Up” ascended to #1 at Active Rock radio, a first for the band, while “What If I Was Nothing” landed at #2. Their position at the top of Active Rock radio remains indisputable with six singles going Top 10 at the format, three of which went Top 5 or higher. Their worldwide album sales exceed over one million, while track sales surpass 1.5 million. However, All That Remains continue reacting at every turn, igniting a personal revolution in the process.
All That Remains is Phil Labonte (vocals), Oli Herbert (guitar), Mike Martin (guitar), Jeanne Sagan (bass), and Jason Costa (drums). The Order of Things will be released on February 24, 2015 via Razor & Tie.
ALL THAT REMAINS
w/ In Flames, Wovenwar
2/15/15 Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
2/16/15 Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
2/17/15 Odessa, TX @ Club Patron
2/18/15 Farmington, NM @ Top Deck
2/20/15 Agoura Hills, CA @ The Canyon
2/21/15 Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
2/22/15 Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
2/23/15 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
2/25/15 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
2/27/15 Chico, CA @ Senator Theatre
3/1/15 Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
3/3/15 Missoula, MT @ The Wilma Theatre
3/4/15 Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
3/5/15 Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
3/6/15 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
3/7/15 Seattle, WA @ Shadowbox SoDo
3/9/15 Vancouver, CAN @ Vogue Theater
3/10/15 Kelowna, CAN @ Level Night Club
3/12/15 Edmonton, CAN @ Encore
3/13/15 Calgary, CAN @ Flames Central
3/14/15 Saskatoon, CAN @ O’Brian’s Event Centre
3/15/15 Winnipeg, CAN The Garrick Centre
3/16/15 Bismark, ND @ Bismark Civic Center
3/18/15 Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
3/20/15 Dayton, OH @ Oddbody’s Music Room
3/21/15 Flint, MI @ Machine Shop
4/26/15 Jacksonville, FL @ Welcome To Rockville Festival
5/9/15 Bangor, ME @ Rise Above Fest
The latest round of live abuse from New Orleans kingpins, EYEHATEGOD, will go down this week, as the band members pack extra provisions for their trek to the current frozen tundra of the Northeast US. Tomorrow, February 4th, the band raids Boston, Massachusetts, with subsequent attacks on Clifton, New Jersey, a double-dose for Brooklyn, New York, and a special show in Baltimore, Maryland with The Cro Mags, Saint Vitus and Misery Index closing down the ordeal this Sunday, February 8th.
EYEHATEGOD Tour Dates:
2/04/2015 Brighton Music Hall – Boston MA
2/05/2015 The Clash Bar – Clifton, NJ
2/06/2015 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
2/07/2015 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
2/08/2015 Ottobar – Baltimore, MD w/ Cro Mags, Saint Vitus, Misery Index
Over two-and-a-half decades, EYEHATEGOD have helped define the NOLA sound: down-tuned, blues-inflected guitars awash in furious distortion, underpinning the tormented screams of Mike IX Williams over a thundering rhythm section. Following well over a decade-and-a-half between studio albums, EYEHATEGOD reemerged stronger and more determined than ever before with 2014’s EyeHateGod, their first for Housecore Records, the album placing the band in even higher regards with critics and fans abroad. An exclamation mark on an already storied career, a statement of rebirth, catharsis, self-preservation and a sign of things to come, the chart topping album destroyed its way through the press, including dominating year-end lists everywhere, including the coveted #1 spot of Spin’s 20 Best Albums Of 2014, the #14 spot of Pitchfork’s Best Metal Albums Of 2014, the #30 slot of Decibel’s Top 40 Albums Of 2014, the #14 position on Wondering Sounds’ 25 Best Metal Albums Of 2014, #8 on OC Weekly’s 10 Best Metal Albums Of 2014, #2 on Exclaim’s Top Ten Metal And Hardcore Albums Of 2014 and countless others, proving that EYEHATEGOD continues to burn down everything in their path and remains one of the most important extreme music acts in the world.
Stand by for additional upcoming tour updates from EYEHATEGOD and more in the dark days ahead. Orders for EyeHateGod can be placed via Housecore Records HERE.
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As Oakland, California’s apocalyptic ABSTRACTER prepares their sophomore LP, Wound Empire, for release next week, the entire record has been unveiled early through an exclusive album premiere via Cvlt Nation.
Wound Empire boasts ABSTRACTER’s most demoralizing elements to date, its four massive movements consuming forty-two minutes of material recorded and mixed at Earhammer Studios by Greg Wilkinson (Brainoil, Pallbearer, Noothgrush) and mastered at Audiosiege by Brad Boatright (Wolves In The Throne Room, Nails, Sunn O))), Sleep). A week ahead of its release, Cvlt Nation proudly streams Wound Empire from start to finish, with part of their praise for the album offering, “The music of ABSTRACTER always seems to have an underlying melancholic tone, which is mainly derived from their use of ambiance, later continuing, “What is equally impressive with ABSTRACTER, though, is how they are able to combine both worlds in their music. Their ambiance might carry that gloomy tonality, but their groove is powerful.”
As the planet continues to crumble, listen to ABSTRACTER’s Wound Empire at Cvlt Nation RIGHT HERE.
Set for official release on February 10th, 2015, Wound Empire will see release on 12″ vinyl LP through Fragile Branch Recordings, Vendetta Records, 7 Degrees Records and Shove Records, on CD by COF Records, and on cassette tape co-released by An Out Recordings and ABSTRACTER’s own Sentient Ruin. Orders for all digital and physical versions are available HERE and internationally the LP can be ordered HERE and HERE.
Wound Empire has been ravaging its way through the media over recent weeks, inciting emotionally-wrought responses from journalists around the planet. Vice Magazine premiered an early track from the album, issuing, “Oakland doom band ABSTRACTER must figure the end is coming any day now, so they’ve written the apocalypse a theme song… Listen to ‘Cruciform’ nice and loud while you browse WWI chemical warfare photos on Google. You can almost smell the fire and brimstone.” Metal Mouth reviewed the album with a near-perfect 9.5/10, issuing, “this album is a violent delight but its production is clean and still manages to maintain a level of raw power that has become synonymous with this new breed of doom, and that too is fine by me,” and in a raging 9/10 write-up, Metal Bite includes, “This album is like several natural disasters happening at once to apocalyptic proportions. Volcanoes erupting during an earthquake while a typhoon causes a tidal wave that destroys everything in its wake. The end is near and Wound Empire is the soundtrack.” Metal Ireland states, “ABSTRACTER are crushingly heavy for much of the record, which is never sacrificed for anything, but there are flourishes of post metal to be heard from time to time, which adds some nice dynamics,” and Meat Mead Metal proclaims, “This is a massive, earth-crushing record, with Abstracter stepping out as a band you need to know and respect right now. Wound Empire is their most devastating, adulation-deserving to date, and each visit I had with the album, I got sucked in more and more to all of the madness going on inside.”
ABSTRACTER’s hometown record release show for Wound Empire will go down on March 7th alongside Dispirit, Alaric and Church, with additional performances in the planning stages.
ABSTRACTER Wound Empire Record Release Show:
3/07/2015 First Church Of The Buzzard – Oakland, CA w/ Dispirit, Alaric, Church
One Way Mirror, who is currently one of the biggest rock bands to come out of France, released their brand new album titled Capture via Pavement. In celebration of the release, the band also released their new music video for their single “Stinkin’ of Gold” which premiered on Revolvermag.com http://www.revolvermag.com/?p=69875 along with being featured as song of the day!
One Way Mirror made its American debut in 2008 on Metal Blade Records with its self titled album. The album received rave reviews from both critics and fans alike. The band released two more European only albums and are prepared to make their sophomore return to North America with “Capture”. The album contains a more melodic rock approach combining elements of American hard rock and European melodic metal.
The band currently plans to tour Europe with Soilwork and also have a full North American tour in the works. Fans of European melodic metal such as Lacuna Coil, In Flames, and Volbeat will embrace this piece along with American fans of Seether, Alice In Chains, and Deftones.
2/11 – ULI JON ROTH @ THE SCENE
*NEW ALBUM: A Double-Disc Collection of Re-Imagined SCORPIONS Classics Scorpions Revisited on March 10, 2015 via UDR Music
*For over four decades, ULI JON ROTH has forged new frontiers in the world of guitar, both in terms of approach and style. He even managed to invent the sky-guitar, a six octave lead instrument that remains unparalleled. But before he started to explore the creative worlds of music, philosophy and art, ULI JON ROTH was a member of European rock giants, theScorpions, a band with which he helped create a new path in hard rock music.
*In 2013, venerated for his originality and dynamism at the time, Roth found himself intrigued by the memory of those early days which began 40 years ago, and specifically by the music he helped write, perform and occasionally sing on the albums Fly To The Rainbow, In Trance, Virgin Killer and Taken By Force. It lead to Roth deciding to spend a year re-visiting, exploring, performing and re-recording his favorite Scorpions songs.
2/15 – HELL YEAH @ THE COTILION WICHITA
*BLOOD FOR BLOOD 2015 Tour Devour The Day and Like A Storm
2/17 – HELLYEAH @ AVEST BANK THEATRE @ MIDLAND KANSAS CITY
*BLOOD FOR BLOOD 2015 Tour Devour The Day and Like A Storm
2/20 – HELLYEAH @ BLUE NOTE COLUMBIA
*BLOOD FOR BLOOD 2015 Tour Devour The Day and Like A Storm
*Heavy Metal Supergroup HELLYEAH’s most recent album, Blood For Blood, is a cirtically acclaimed return to form. It leaves a mark, thanks to songs like the “Sangre Por Sangre (Blood For Blood)” and “Demons In The Dirt.” Then there is moodier, more contemplative fare like the current hit radio single, “Moth” which connects on an emotional, cellular level. “HELLYEAH lock and load their most crushing and catchy salvo yet with ‘Blood for Blood’. Its unmitigated, unbridled, and unique energy makes for one of the best heavy records of 2014 and the band’s definitive offering to date. It will leave you bloody and smiling” says Rick Florino of ARTIST DIRECT.
*January is National Blood Donor Month! To raise awareness about the cause, HELLYEAH invites you to give blood through the “BLOOD FOR BLOOD” National Blood Drive. Fans who pledge to give at this location (or make a financial donation) will not only receive a signed poster from HELLYEAH, but will also be entered to win tickets, Meet + Greet package, signed merch + more!