Saliva, Powerman 5000, Adema and Flaw Join Forces for the “Nu-Metal Revival 2020” Tour

Get you JNCO’s and your ball chain necklaces out of storage! Saliva, Powerman 5000, Adema and Flaw will team up for the “Nu-Metal Revival 2020”. Also appearing on the bill be the Salt Lake City rap/metal artist Andrew W. Boss. So far, only one date has been revealed: July 17 at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, February 28 at 10 a.m., with more details expected later this week. Last fall, it was announced that Saliva would reunite with the band’s original frontman Josey Scott for a possible tour in 2020. Continue reading

Spotlights Announce New EP – “We Are All Atomic”, Pre-Orders Go Live

Post-Rock/shoegaze stars Spotlights, hot on the heels of a recent mini-headline tour and an opening spot at one of the reunion shows in Brooklyn for Mr. Bungle, Spotlights has announced a new EP. We Are All Atomic will release via Blues Funeral and the Post-Wax labels on March 27th. New music will arrive soon. This is the bands’ first album since their acclaimed 2019 release, out now via on Ipecac Recordings. Korn, Faith No More, Scars on Broadway, and Helmet tour!

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BACON BLOODY BACON: Matt Bacon on Whether You Should Tour with Another Band

I haven’t done an in-depth article about touring here in a while and it seems to be something that a lot of you are interested in so I wanted to make a point of going deep on it with you cats. Particularly, I wanted to talk about the eternal question of, ‘Should we go on tour with another band?’ This is a tricky one with acts on the DIY level. The question of course, is built around how this impacts the overall experience, the booking of the tour, how the promoters will want to deal with it and of course what the financial side of things will look like. Definitely a tricky question – so let’s go deep and investigate what it can mean for a DIY band. Continue reading

EXCLUSIVE STREAM: Kill Ritual “Touch the Dark” Official Lyric Video

Ghost Cult is bringing you the furiously savage and melodic Thrash Metal of Kill Ritual today, and their anthemic new lyric video for ‘Touch The Dark’. The track comes from their upcoming third full-length album The Opaque and the Divine, and the Bay Area-based group are not only looking to follow their forbearers’ footsteps but also chat their own path. T/he new album is due out The album is scheduled for release on March 27th, 2020 via “POS illegal torrent file sharing and old school metal head tape trading”. For the uninitiated, Kill Ritual will find fans in modern bands, but also old school heads that love Forbidden and Kreator. Check out the ‘Touch the Dark’ lyric video right now! Continue reading

Dumb and Dumbest Episode #334: Facebook Groups and the Music Marketing Mixer

Matt and Keefy go hard on Facebook Groups, which ones we get a lot of value out of and how you can too! Dumb and Dumbest Episode #334 is streaming now and it’s all about Facebook Groups and the Music Marketing Mixer! Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions), Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR) and Keith Chachkes (Ghost Cult/BDWE Media). In addition to the podcast, Matt, Curtis, and Keith all host The Music Marketing Challenges: low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists.  And we just launched a Get hands-on practical experience to market your band like a pro today! DM Matt or Curtis at the links below for details Continue reading

Baroness Books Co-Headline Tour Dates with Against Me! For North American

6/14/2019, Rough Trade Records, Ghostcult Magazine, Brooklyn.

Baroness has booked a co-headline tour with Against Me! For this spring in North America. Dates begin on May 1 at Detroit’s Majestic Theatre. Destroy Boys support on the first half of the tour, with Drug Church supporting on the second half. Baroness continues. The band will venture to Australia before returning to the U.S. Tickets for the newly announced, North American shows are on-sale this Friday at 10:00 am local time with a limited number of pre-sale tickets available Wednesday at 10:00 am local time. Baroness continues to tour behind their amazing album Gold & Grey, out now via the bands’ own label, Abraxan Hymns. (http://smarturl.it/baroness-goldandgrey). Continue reading