CLASSIC ALBUMS REVISITED: White Zombie – “Astro Creep: 2000” Turns 25

For many, the nineties would prove to be the end of heavy metal as we knew it. Bands who rose to greatness in the preceding decade suddenly found themselves either retreading old ground, out of their depth trying to explore new territories, or simply grinding to an unceremonious halt. Within just a couple of years, denim, leather and even the term “heavy metal” itself, were out.Continue reading

A Day To Remember Shares New Single “Degenerates”, Plays Reading and Leads Festivals This Weekend

A Day To Remember is streaming a brand new single today, ‘Degenerates’ which you can purchase and stream below. The band will play the Reading and Leeds festivals in the UK this weekend, as well as appearing at numerous festivals in the coming weeks, including two massive installments of their own Self Help Fest. The first-ever Self Help Fest Massachusetts will take place on September 7th in Worcester, MA and will see the band perform alongside Falling In Reverse, FEVER 333, Real Friends, Wage War, Whitechapel, This Wild Life, A Loss For Words, The Acacia Strain, and more. The fifth Self Help Fest San Bernardino will take place on October 12th in San Bernardino, CA, and feature performances from A Day To Remember, I Prevail, Beartooth, Motionless In White, Animals as Leaders, Periphery, Real Friends, This Wild Life, Set Your Goals, Angel Du$t, Can’t Swim, Elder Brother, and more. Tickets for both Self Help Fests are on sale now.Continue reading

Baroness Books European Festival Dates For Late Summer

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As work nears completion on the next Baroness, the band has announced a string of late summer festival dates in Europe. The band continues to support 2012’s acclaimed Yellow & Green (Relapse) album.


Baroness, Photo by Susanne A. Maathuis

Baroness, Photo by Susanne A. Maathuis

Baroness Tour Dates:

Aug 20 Open Air Gampel – Gampel, SW
Aug 21 Pstereo – Trondheim, NO
Aug 22 Pukkelpop Festival – Hasselt, BEL
Aug 24 Dynamo – Eindhoven, NL
Aug 25 Tivoli de Helling – Utrecht, NL
Aug 26 Matrix – Bochum, DE
Aug 27 Le Grand Mix – Tourcoing, FR
Aug 29 Reading Festival – Reading, UK
Aug 30 Leeds Festival- Leeds, UK

Free Download: AWOLNATION – I Am (Steve Aoki Remix) + Updated Tour Dates

Aaron Bruno. Photo Credit: Karri Rowe

Aaron Bruno. Photo Credit: Karri Rowe

AWOLNATION are offering a free download of “I Am” remixed by Steve Aoki which can be found here. The song is off of their new album Run, out now via Red Bull Music. The band has kicked off their North American tour with dates posted below.

May 28: Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC (SOLD OUT)
May 29: Roseland – Portland, OR (SOLD OUT)
May 30: McDonald Theatre – Eugene, OR
May 31: BottleRock Music Festival – Napa Valley, CA
Jun 02: The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA
Jun 03: House of Blues – San Diego, CA
Jun 05: The Aztec Theater – San Antonio, TX
Jun 06: The Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
Jun 09: Iron City – Birmingham, AL
Jun 10: House of Blues – New Orleans, LA
Jun 12: House of Blues – N. Myrtle Beach, SC
Jun 13: The Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA
Jun 14: Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival – Manchester, TN
Jun 16: The National – Richmond, VA
Jun 18: The Fillmore Silver Spring – Silver Spring, MD
Jun 19: Firefly Music Festival – Dover, DE
Jun 20: Heinz Field – Pittsburgh, PA (w/Rolling Stones)
Jun 21: Main Street Armory – Rochester, NY
Jun 22: Sound Academy – Toronto, ON
Jun 23: Metropolis – Montreal, QC
Jun 25: House of Blues – Boston, MA
Jun 26: Irving Plaza – New York, NY (SOLD OUT)
Jun 27: Irving Plaza – New York, NY (SOLD OUT)
Jun 28: Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY (SOLD OUT)
Jun 30: House of Blues – Cleveland, OH
Jul 01: Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH
Jul 02: The Fillmore Detroit – Detroit, MI
Jul 03: Summerfest – Milwaukee, WI
Jul 05: The Garrick Centre – Winnipeg, MB
Jul 07: Union Hall – Edmonton, AB
Jul 08: Flames Central – Calgary, AB
Jul 11: Channel 93.3’s Big Gig – Englewood, CO
Jul 18: The Point’s Big Summer Show – St. Louis, MO
Jul 19: Egyptian Room – Indianapolis, IN
Jul 21: Cabooze Outdoor Plaza – Minneapolis, MN
Jul 23: House of Blues – Chicago, IL (SOLD OUT)
Jul 24: House of Blues – Chicago, IL (SOLD OUT)
Jul 25: KRBZ Buzz Beach Ball – Kansas City, KS
Jul 26: Sokol Auditorium – Omaha, NE
Jul 28: Aggie Theatre – Fort Collins, CO (SOLD OUT)
Jul 30: Knitting Factory – Reno, NV
Aug 01: Hollywood Palladium – Los Angeles, CA
Aug 07: Montana Fair – Billings, MT
Aug 14: Sziget Festival – Budapest (HU)
Aug 15: Arena Open Air – Vienna (AT)
Aug 21: Open Air Gampel – Gampel Wallis (SI)
Aug 22: Chiemsee Summer – Ubersee (DE)
Aug 28: Leeds Festival – Leeds (UK)
Aug 30: Reading Festival – Reading (UK)
Sep 06: Fashion Meets Music Festival – Columbus, OH
Sep 19: Kaaboo Music Festival – San Diego, CA

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Modern Life Is War Doing Witness In Its Entirety On Upcoming Shows

modern life is war 10 year anniversary tour

Modern Life Is War is celebrating their tenth anniversary of their sophomore album Witness with a reissue handled via Deathwish Inc on June 2, 2015. The album will be remastered by Brad Boatright and will have new packaging and liner notes being assembled. They have also booked a string of upcoming shows, including a US run where they will perform the Witness album in its entirety.

Apr 10: Sound Control – Manchester, UK
Apr 11: Underworld – London, UK
Apr 12: Nouveau Casino – Paris, FRA
Apr 13: Schlachthof – Wiesbaden, GER
Apr 14: Conne Island – Leipzig, GER
Apr 15: Arena – Vienna, AUT
Apr 16: Underground – Cologne, GER
Apr 17: Dynamo – Eindhoven, NET
Apr 18: De Kreun – Kortrijk, BEL
May 23: Bled Fest – Howell, MI
Jun 05: The Middle East Downstairs – Boston, MA (playing Witness in full)
Jun 06: Marlin Room (Webster Hall) – New York, NY (playing Witness in full)
Jun 07: Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA (playing Witness in full)
Jun 26: 924 Gilman St – Berkeley, CA (playing Witness in full)
Jun 27: The Roxy – Los Angeles, CA (playing Witness in full)
Jun 28: Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA (playing Witness in full)
Jul 17: Triple Rock – Minneapolis, MN (playing Witness in full)
Jul 18: Vaudeville Mews – Des Moines, IA (playing Witness in full)
Jul 19: Fubar – St. Louis, MO (playing Witness in full)
Aug 08-09: Wrecking Ball Fest – Atlanta, GA
Aug 28: Reading Festival – Reading, UK
Aug 29: Leeds Festival – Leeds, UK

Alexisonfire Reuniting For Upcoming Festival Appearances

alexisonfire 2015 fests

Alexisonfire will be reuniting for a number of festival performances in 2015. They called it quits in 2012 and these are their first performances since.

Aug 07-09: Heavy Montreal – Montreal, QC
Aug 28-30: Reading Festival – Reading, UK
Aug 28-30: Leeds Festival – Leeds, UK
Sep 05-06: SONiC BOOM Festival – Edmonton, AB
Sep 05-06: X-Fest – Fort Calgary, AB
Sep 19-20: Riot Fest – Toronto, ON