Beartooth will Perform at Red Bull Records’ First-Ever Virtual Festival Next Month

Metalcore leaders Beartooth will perform as part of Red Bull Records’ first-ever Virtual Music Festival. The band is taking a break from the recording process to participate in Red Bull Records’ first-ever Virtual Festival, airing Friday, May 1 exclusively on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitch (links below). The at-home event is hosted by DJ and television/radio host Hannah Rad and will highlight the label’s lineup of diverse and cutting-edge talent. The multi-genre, livestreamed festival will feature intimate at-home performances from Red Bull Records artists, exclusive content, surprise guest appearances and more, entertaining fans across the globe while staying indoors. Beartooth came off the road in early March after consecutive sold-out tours in the U.S. and the UK and immediately started wrtiing the follow-up to 2018’s Disease. Continue reading

Beartooth Shares Video For – “Bad Listener”, Tour Dates Booked

Beartooth has shared a performance video for their track ‘Bad Listener’. The performance video was shot at the bands’ performance at Rock Am Ring this past summer. The Columbus, Ohio-based band took the stage in front of over 70,000 music fans from across Europe. Beartooth will return to the road this fall on tour with A Day To Remember, I Prevail, and Can’t Swim. All dates, including festival appearances, are below. Beartooth has two recent releases, Disease in the spring and the digital-only The Blackbird Session acoustic EP. Continue reading

Watch Beartooth and a 10-Year-Old Vocalist Perform “I Have A Problem” Live

Beartooth is on tour right now in USA, supporting their 2018 release Disease (Red Bull Records). The band invited a 10year old metal singer Liam Steelface of the band The Steelface Circus to scream his guts out on the track ‘I have A Problem” this week at the May 14th concert at The Strand in Providence, Rhode Island. The kid was awesome and not only scream his parts perfectly along with frontman Caleb Shomo backing him up, but he also put in a sick, sick performance of the song as well. Watch the future generation of heavy music at this amazing clip below!

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Beartooth – Disease

Beartooth is one of the most recognizable names in the scene thanks to frontman, Caleb Shomo of Attack, Attack! fame. A side project turned to full-time venture, Beartooth has released two full studio albums since 2014, Disgusting, Aggressive and now Disease (via Red Bull Records) adds to the discography that represents Shomo’s best work. That’s to say that Shomo is the key musician in this band contributing to every element. Continue reading

Kosha Dillz On Networking On The Road

Kosha Dillz Live At Vans Warped Tour 2015

Kosha Dillz Live At Vans Warped Tour 2015

Kosha Dillz is one of the newest faces to make waves within the music scene in 2015, and his DIY approach at spreading his name out to the masses has made inroads with fans on various levels. His unique blend of hip hop music fusing English, Hebrew and Spanish lyrics has caught the attention of many new fans along the way on Vans Warped Tour this summer.

His name got out through blogging on various music tech sites such as Hypebot, discussing his experiences with promoting at and for shows and tours. His outlook on how to spread the word about his music has caught the attention of many readers, who eventually transitioned into becoming a fan of his music and even coming to see his performance at one of the Warped Tour stops.

Kosha Dillz Live At Vans Warped Tour 2015

Kosha Dillz Live At Vans Warped Tour 2015

I’m trying to stay active during this time on social media and stuff. I’m giving shout outs to other bands and just being part of it. That’s what I like about it – being part of the entire get up. They’ve got 70 bands on here. I meet a lot of kids who’re like ‘man you played? I didn’t know you played…I wish I saw you play. I want to get your music anyways.’

There are other kids that are like ‘I look up all the bands before I come.’ Other people are like ‘I come because it’s Warped Tour.’ It’s a good thing. It’s something that people go to and never look the bands up.

Prior to Warped Tour, he performed at South By Southwest in Austin, TX, and he shared his experiences and his thoughts on the ins and outs of promoting within such a large event.

Yeah South By Southwest – you play ten times for 20 people each time, or maybe 200, and another for 100. On this one you’re playing for 100 or 200, or you could be jumping on stage with a bunch of other people, free styling with other bands for 10 people. It’s the same thing except you’re on a bigger stage and you have your own tent and people you’re taking pictures with left and right. That’s such a really cool experience,” he said.

Kosha Dillz. Photo Credit: Amelia Burns (via Facebook)

Kosha Dillz. Photo Credit: Amelia Burns (via Facebook)

Back to Warped Tour, he adapted his past promotional tactics and his networking approaches and made it work with reaching unfamiliar attendees to checking out his music. Whether it was selling his CDs or simply talking to people about having his songs on a Warped Tour related CD compilation, he raised awareness of what he was doing and shared his experiences from this past summer.

It’s been cool to tell people you’re on the Warped Tour compilation. I’m autographing those. It’s a nice experience to be like ‘yo…I’m on the CD that everyone’s buying!’ I’m one of the last tracks to finish it off. It’s kind of an honor that the song I made with the guy after….what’s going to happen after 60,000 views on YouTube and now it’s on 100,000 CDs that you’re going to sell. How cool is that? So I get to show people pictures of these shows and they’re stacked. The shows are huge. How grateful should I be? It’s like a second or third chance I never got.

The thing is, when I got the call to do Warped Tour, I didn’t expect to get the call. I was working hard and I could hope. I put one foot forward saying it’s only show time and time again if you work hard and do it DIY that something steps up and appears and disappears. It’s nice to hear a lot of people say we deserve it, but also it’s up to me if I seize the moment and take advantage of this. That’s what Kevin [Lyman] mentioned to us.

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During his time on the Warped Tour, he got to experience a lot of new artists he was previously unfamiliar with and bonded with those he knew from before. He shared some of his personal discoveries amongst his touring mates.

Family Force 5 I think it is. They’re cool. I met them. Trace [Cyrus] from Metro Station – he’s a really humble dude. I like that they’re on the grind. Palisades – they’re my homies. They’re really dope. They’re from New Jersey. There’s a lot of New Jersey people. Candy Hearts are my friends. My homegirl Mariel [Loveland] – she’s dope. Le Castle Vania on the Beatport Stage, MC Lars, Koo Koo Kanga Roo – check them out. They’re amazing. Born Cages – I watched them play. New Beat Fund – they’re on Red Bull Records.

Riff Raff and Mod Sun are totally different. I love them both separately. I love their branding. I love the way they present their music, the colors and everything. There’s so much more. We live in LA. When’s the last time you’ve hung out with someone everyday for two months? I’m basically living with a bunch of people. I’ve never done that.

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AWOLNATION Announce Upcoming Tour


AWOLNATION have announced their upcoming Run Tour 2015 headlining tour. They will perform “Hollow Moon (Bad Wolf)” on Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC 11:35 pm/10:35 PM) on Wednesday, March 11, 2015. They are supporting their new album Run, out March 17, 2015 via Red Bull Records.

Stream the music video for “Windows” below.


Mar 13: Pot of Gold Music Festival – Tempe, AZ
Mar 15: Q101 Show @ Cubby Bear – Chicago, IL
Mar 19: ACL Live @ The Moody Theater – Austin, TX (SXSW)
Mar 24: Lido – Berlin, Germany
Mar 25: PPC – Graz, Austria
Mar 26: Freiheiz – Munich, Germany
Mar 27: M4music Festival – Zurich, Switzerland
Mar 28: Burgerhaus Stollwerk – Cologne, Germany
Mar 30: Le Divan Du Monde – Paris, France
Mar 31: Melkweg – Netherlands, Amsterdam
Apr 01: Electric Ballroom – London, UK
Apr 18: Buzzfest – Woodlands, TX
Apr 24: Brady Theater – Tulsa, OK (KMYZ Radio Show)
Apr 25: Toyota Stadium – Frisco, TX (Edgefest)
May 01: Beale Street Music Festival – Memphis, TN
May 03: Sunfest – West Palm Beach, FL
May 08: Big Guava Music Festival – Tampa, FL
May 10: WRFF Annual Birthday – Philadelphia, PA
May 28: Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC
May 29: Roseland – Portland, OR
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 22: Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, ON
Jun 23: Metropolis – Montreal, QC
Jun 25: House of Blues – Boston, MA
Jun 27: Irving Plaza – New York, NY
Jun 28: Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY
Jun 30: House of Blues – Cleveland, OH
Jul 01: Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH
Jul 02: The Fillmore Detroit – Detroit, MI
Jul 05: The Garrick Centre – Winnipeg, MB
Jul 07: Union Hall – Edmonton, AB
Jul 08: Flames Central – Calgary, AB
Jul 19: Egyptian Room – Indianapolis, IN
Jul 21: Cabooze Outdoor Plaza – Minneapolis, MN
Jul 23: House of Blues – Chicago, IL
Jul 25: KRBZ’s Annual Radio Show Beach – Kansas City, KS
Jul 26: Sokol Auditorium – Omaha, NE
Jul 28: Aggie Theatre – Fort Collins, CO
Jul 30: Knitting Factory – Reno, NV
Aug 01: Hollywood Palladium – Los Angeles, CA
Sep 19: Kaaboo Music Festival – San Diego, CA

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Blitz Kids Streaming “Keep Swinging” Music Video

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UK rockers Blitz Kids has released their Shane Drake (Fall Out Boy, Kelly Clarkson) directed music video for “Keep Swinging” here.

They are supporting their Red Bull Records debut The Good Youth. Blitz Kids will be heading to SXSW March 18-21 to support “Keep Swinging,” which is being re-released along with additional exclusive content: an acoustic version of the track and a cover of One Direction’s “Steal My Girl” that was recorded at Red Bull Studios in Amsterdam. Watch a live clip here.

AWOLNATION Releasing Run March 17th

Aaron Bruno. Photo Credit: Karri Rowe

Aaron Bruno. Photo Credit: Karri Rowe

AWOLNATION will be releasing their new studio album Run via Red Bull Records on March 17, 2015. Watch the official music video for “Hollow Moon (Bad Wolf)” here and here.


AWOLNATION Run tracklisting:

1) Run
2) Fat Face
3) Hollow Moon (Bad Wolf)
4) Jailbreak
6) I Am
7) Headrest For My Soul
8) Dreamers
9) Windows
10) Holy Roller
11) Woman Woman
12) Lie Love Live Love
13) Like People, Like Plastic
14) Drinking Lightning


Mar 13: Pot of Gold Music Festival – Tempe, AZ
Mar 24: Lido – Berlin, Germany
Mar 25: PPC – Graz, Austria
Mar 26: Freiheiz – Munich, Germany
Mar 27: M4music Festival – Zurich, Switzerland
Mar 28: Burgerhaus Stollwerk – Cologne, Germany
Mar 30: Le Divan Du Monde – Paris, France
Mar 31: Melkweg – Netherlands, Amsterdam
Apr 01: Electric Ballroom – London, UK
May 03: Sunfest – West Palm Beach, FL
May 31: BottleRock Music Festival – Napa, CA
Jun 14: Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival – Manchester, TN

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