Michael Williams of The Agony Scene Talks Reunion And New Album

 

In many ways, us worshippers of metal are in a great position with endless choice and wealth. Many of the all time legends of our genre are still going strong, whilst the newer generations are holding the torch high. The double-edged sword, however, is that financially it is perhaps the most troubling time to be in a band for quite some time, and such huge competition is as much a curse as it is a gift. Continue reading

The Agony Scene Share New Single, New Album Due Next Week

 The Agony Scene will release their first new album in over a decade with next weeks’ new album Tormentor, due on July 20th via Outerloop Records/Cooking Vinyl. Jame a brand new song from the band,’Serpent’s Tongue’ now! The track features a guest solo from Emil Werstler (Dååth/ex-Chimaira). Continue reading

Brightwell Streaming “Scripts” Music Video

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Brightwell is streaming their music video for “Scripts,” off their debut EP Alpha, out via Outerloop Records, here.

Formed of friends after parting ways with their former bands Nick Barham, Arvin Sarathy (Drummer), Tanner Manoir (singer/bassist) and Vaughn Anthony (guitar) came together despite the distance between them with members in Michigan, Illinois, and Texas. In March 2014 the band moved in together to finish writing the EP and fully develop their vision, giving life to the title Alpha, which represents the beginning of Brightwell.

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Catch Brightwell on tour with Evergreen Terrace, My Ticket Home, and Cane Hill on The Deep Trouble Tour.

Mar 23: The Rock – Tucson, AZ
Mar 24: The Underground – Mesa, AZ
Mar 25: Woody’s – San Diego, CA
Mar 26: Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA
Mar 27: Eagle Aerie Hall – Henderson, NV
Mar 29: Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO
Mar 30: Marquis – Denver, CO
Mar 31: The Hideout – Lincoln, NE
Apr 01: Fubar – St. Louis, MO
Apr 02: RAIL II – Peoria, IL
Apr 03: The Warehouse – La Crosse, WI
Apr 04: Penny Road Pub – Barrington, IL
Apr 06: Hatchy’s – Utica, MI
Apr 07: Frankie’s – Toledo, OH
Apr 08: The Outpost – Kent, OH

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Ice Nine Kills Streaming “Me, Myself and Hyde” Lyric Video

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Boston foursome Ice Nine Kills has made their new single “Me, Myself & Hyde” available. The song alludes to the classic tale of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, playing on the narration of split personas with a frantic and sinister intensity. Watch the lyric video below.

Ice Nine Kills is currently on the Beyond The Barricade Tour with Motionless In White, For Today and New Year’s Day.

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Feb 27: The Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
Feb 28: Ready Room – St Louis, MO
Mar 01 – The Waiting Room – Omaha, NE
Mar 02: The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
Mar 03: In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT
Mar 06: Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
Mar 07: The Rio Theatre – Vancouver, BC
Mar 08: El Corazon – Seattle, WA
Mar 10: Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA
Mar 11: Roxy Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
Mar 13: SOMA – San Diego, CA
Mar 14: Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA
Mar 15: Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA
Mar 16: Nile Theatre – Mesa, AZ
Mar 18: Sunshine Theatre – Albuquerque, NM
Mar 19: Far West Event Center – Odessa, TX
Mar 20: Kapone’s – San Antonio, TX
Mar 21: QuikTrip Park – Grand Prairie, TX (South By So What?!)
Mar 24: The Opera House – Toronto, ON
Mar 25: La Tulipe – Montreal, QC
Mar 27: Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
Mar 28: Irving Plaza – New York, NY
Mar 29: Theatre Of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA

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Ice Kills Nine Streaming “The Fastest Way To A Girl’s Heart Is Through Her Ribcage” Music Video

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Boston four-piece Ice Nine Kills has released a thrilling, ’50’s inspired, music video for “The Fastest Way To A Girl’s Heart Is Through Her Ribcage,” off their latest album The Predator Becomes The Prey, out now via Outerloop Records. Directed by Josiah Moore, the video is done in true Ice Nine Kills fashion with equal amounts of comedy and horror and features a cast full of INK fans. Watch it here.

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Vocalist Spencer Charnas comments:

“I’m very excited for everyone to see this video. Not only does it include a devilishly tongue in cheek plot with an eerie 1950’s backdrop, but it’s cast is made up of almost entirely our fans. We put an ad up on our Facebook page asking kids to be part of the filming, and like always, our fans stepped up and made us proud.”

The band will tour with Motionless In White, For Today, and New Years Day on The Beyond The Barricade Tour beginning February 20th.

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Brightwell Streaming “Old Crows”

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Brightwell have released a lyric video for the fast and fierce new single “Old Crows” featuring Michael Bohn of Issues, off of their upcoming debut EP Alpha, out February 10, 2015 via Outerloop Records, here

Formed of friends after parting ways with their former bands Brightwell came together despite the distance between them, collaborating remotely as vocalist Nick Barham lived in Michigan, drummer Arvin Sarathy in Illinois, and singer/bassist Tanner Manoir and guitarist Vaughn Anthony resided in Texas.

In March 2014 Arvin, Tanner, and Vaughn moved in with Nick and soon after entered the studio with producer Nick Scott (The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza, For All I Am).

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Track listing:
Young Canvas
Scripts
Separation
Betrayer
Old Crows (Feat. Michael Bohn)

Brightwell is currently on tour with Heartist and Sycamour.

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w/ Heartist + Sycamour
Feb 05: The Empire Concert Club – Akron, OH
Feb 06: Penny Road Pub – Barrington, IL
Feb 07: Fubar – St. Louis, MO

Brightwell only:
Feb 13: Unruly Brewery – Muskegon, MI (CD RELEASE PARTY)
Feb 15: The Maidstone – Ypsilanti, MI

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w/ Sycamour
Feb 25: Detour Music Hall – St. Catherines, ON
Feb 26: APK – London, ON
Feb 27: Smiling Buddha – Toronto, ON
Feb 28: Overtime Sports Bar – Kingston, ON
Mar 01: Café Dekcuf – Ottawa, ON
Mar 02: Piranaha Bar – Montreal, QC
Mar 04: Bogies – Albany, NY
Mar 05: Broadway Joe’s – Buffalo, NY
Mar 06: The Outpost – Kent, OH

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Brightwell Releasing The Alpha EP via Outerloop Records

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Brightwell will be releasing The Alpha EP via Outerloop Records, out in early 2015. Stream “Young Canvas” here.

Formed of friends after parting ways with their former bands the members of Brightwell came together despite the distance between them, collaborating remotely as vocalist Nick Barham lived in Michigan, drummer Arvin Sarathy in Illinois, and singer/bassist Tanner Manoir and guitarist Vaughn Anthony resided in Texas.

“We started writing music while still living across the country from each other, sending songs back and forth, but we soon realized that we would have to live closer to really make this work,” states Barham

In March 2014 Arvin, Tanner, and Vaughn moved in with Nick and soon after the band entered the studio with producer Nick Scott (The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza, For All I Am).

“During this time, we really began to find our sound as well as mesh together our vision, which is why we chose Alpha as our title. For us it represents the beginning of Brightwell, and it’s off to a solid start.”

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Track listing for Alpha:
Young Canvas
Scripts
Separation
Betrayer
Old Crows (Feat. Michael Bohn)

Chasing Safety, One Year Later, etc On A Metal Christmas Tour

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Chasing Safety will be headlining the Very Metal Christmas and Very Heavy New Year tour, with One Year Later, Brightwell, The Road To Milestone and Que Sera.

Dec 26: The Harmony Grange – Wilmington, DE
Dec 27: LHUMC – Linthicum, MD
Dec 28: Brewster American Legion Hall – Brewster, NY
Dec 29: Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA (w/ August Burns Red, Texas In July, One Year Later, From Under The Pillow)
Dec 30: Asbury Lanes – Asbury Park, NJ
Jan 01: Broadway Joe’s – Buffalo, NY
Jan 02: Simons 667 – Providence, RI
Jan 03: Bogies – Albany, NY
Jan 04: M2 Brooklyn Asylum – Brooklyn, NY

Youth In Revolt Offering Free Download Of “Where You Belong”

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Outerloop Records is offering a free download of Youth In Revolt’s original Christmas song “Where You Belong,” featuring Spencer Charnas of Ice Nine Kills and Kenny Davis of Chasing Safety, here.

Youth In Revolt Streaming Lyric Video Of “Dead Inside”

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Youth In Revolt is streaming the lyric video for “Dead Inside” here, off their debut EP Love is A Liar’s Game, out via Outerloop Records.

They will begin a tour supporting Palisades’ Mind Games CD Release Shows, along with For All I Am and Aspire.

Jan 02: Radiant – Nutley, NJ
Jan 03: The Ground Floor – Williamsport, PA
Jan 04: The Outpost – Kent, OH
Jan 06: Webster Hall – New York, NY
Jan 08: Empire – Springfield, VA
Jan 09: Gamechanger World – Howell, NJ
Jan 10: Bogies – Albany, NY
Jan 11: Simon’s 677 – Providence, RI

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