Rob Zombie and Alice Cooper Book the “Freaks on Parade Tour” 2023, with Ministry and Filter


 

Rob Zombie and Alice Cooper have announced the “Freaks on Parade Tour” via the Bandsintown concert app. Direct support will come from Ministry and Filter for what is promised to be one of 2023’s best tours. Produced by Live Nation, the 19-city run kicks off Thursday, August 24th in Dallas at Dos Equis Pavilion, with stops across North America in Virginia Beach, Toronto, Nashville, Anaheim and more before wrapping up on Sunday, September 24th in Phoenix at Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre. Tickets go on sale starting Friday, February 3rd at 10 am local time via livenation.com.

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The Next Bandcamp Friday is This Week


 

The next Bandcamp Friday will be this week, February 3rd, 2023. On every Bandcamp Friday the company forgoes its usual cut of every sale and donates that back to the band. Please support underground artists, indie labels, and merch sellers on that day, today, and every day! Bandcamp was sold to Epic Games earlier this year, but so far we have not seen any radical changes. Bandcamp Fridays have accounted for $91 million extra dollars from sales and the company has paid artists $973 million dollars since its inception. Continue reading


INTERVIEW: Cedrik Davis of Sanguisugabogg on Modern Death Metal and a “Homicidal Ecstasy” Album Breakdown


We caught up with Cedrik Davis of Sanguisugabogg ahead of the release of their new album, “Homicidal Ecstasy” – due out this week via Century Media Records! We chatted about the ascent of the band to the forefront of modern death metal, their varied influences, and a track-by-track analysis of the new album! Continue reading


Kevin Rutmanis (Cows, ex-Melvins, Tomahawk) Announces Two New Albums Coming Soon via Rock Is Hell Records


Multi-instrumentalist and underground weirdo music king Kevin Rutmanis (Cows, Tomahawk, ex-Melvins), Kevin Rutmanis announces two new albums releasing on, February, 17th, 2023. Crafted following a period of isolation both albums feature different aspects of Kevin’s creativity. The new album from hepa.Titus, unEat as well as Dunn with Rutmanis – Crackpot Whorehead details, as well as pre-order infor can be found below.

 

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INTERVIEW: Naga Siren Talks “Cut and Run” – Their Influences, and Their Favorite Hardcore Venues


Naga Siren is a five-piece Hardcore Punk act based in Oslo that plays fast and catchy tunes influenced by American post-Hardcore scene, while also blending it with the nuance of Scandinavian hardcore. They started out as a side project of the members of various other bands: Despereaux, ieatheartattacks, Himmelhøyt, and Oberst. The current lineup is composed of Emil Odd Solbakken (vocals), Oliver David Kimmel (guitar), Tarjei Kristoffersen (guitar), Erik Fossmo (bass), and Steffen Landerud (drums). They released their new single Cut & Run on January 19th, which is highly anticipated.

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Punk and Alternative Rock Icon Tom Verlaine of The Band Television Has Died



Founding member of the band Television and an early influencer on Punk, Post-Punk, and later the Alternative Rock movement, Tom Verlaine has died. He was 73. Tom died “peacefully” in New York City, “surrounded by close friends,” following a brief illness, according to a news release from Jesse Paris Smith, the daughter of Verlaine’s former partner Patti Smith. Originally teaming up with Richard Hell in Neon Boys, the band eventually became Television, along with fellow lead guitarist Richard Lloyd, helping transform Rock music with their inventive guitar playing and songcraft. Television was one of the first regular bands at CBGB’s which galvanized the Punk Rock movement. Even before Television, Verlaine has a 50-year of song-writing partnership with Patti Smith, a former romantic partner. Later Verlaine’s solo work had a massive effect on Post-Punk as well as Alternative, and he left his imprint on countless other bands he produced, wrote for, and side projects he participated in. RIP.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Oozing Wound – We Cater To Cowards


 

Judging by the name, Oozing Wound should be a run-of-the-mill Death Metal outfit with all of the daft connotations that come with the genre. Thankfully the band is signed to the excellent Thrill Jockey Records, so safe to say this is not the case. What it does demonstrate, however, is a band not afraid to annoy overly serious music journos like me, and artists are supposed to stick it to the man, who in this case would be me. Ahem.

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PODCAST: Heavy Business Episode 306 – Hope from No Clean Singing: Twitter, Getting Reviews, and The Cassette Revival


Heavy Business is a metal marketing podcast presented by C Squared Music. You’ve toiled away to make your music great, don’t drop the ball on the promotion! Meet your hosts – seasoned PR professional Curtis Dewar, and metal musician Aliyah Daye. We dig deep with our guests on when to DIY your promotion, and when (and how) to get help. Join the conversation as they chat with musicians, record execs, journalists, and more about how to get more eyes (and ears) on your music! Visit csquared.info for your PR and Marketing needs. Listen as Aliyah and Curtis welcome in Hope from No Clean Singing to discuss Twitter, Getting Reviews, and The Cassette Revival.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Alex Melton – Southern Charm


 

Music lovers that find themselves doom-scrolling on TikTok are likely to have stumbled into Alex Melton’s amped-up pop-Punk renditions of Country icons like Chris Stapleton and Garth Brooks, or more subdued country takes on the likes of A Day to Remember, or Green Day.

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PODCAST: Glacially Musical Pouredcast 115: Exodus – “Fabulous Disaster” Reviewed


 

GMP’s Nik and Keefy’s third episode of the Exodus run focuses on the explosion of thrash and the pivotal third album “Fabulous Disaster!” This might be our most woke episode yet!

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