As previously reported, 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. All the dates are on sale now and listed below! Tickets went on sale this Friday, February 28th. Continue reading
Saliva’s Josey Scott will not join his bandmates for their headline run of dates with the “Nu-Metal Revival 2020” with, Powerman 5000, Adema, Flaw and Andrew W. Boss. Continue reading
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
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For a brand new band on the music scene like Bad Seed Rising, they are getting a crash course on the music business and how things work. Despite their young ages (14 to 18 years of age), one area they have been building up experience is in the live arena, where they have landed shows and tours along the way.
Frontwoman Francheska Pastor shared her experiences so far:
“I think we’ve done five solid tours now. We went out on a bunch of the Halestorm and Daughtry dates, and then we did a school tour where we went to a bunch of high schools to play there. Most of these are up and down the East Coast. The next one that we did was at this Camplify Tour at this camp. Then we went on tour with Saliva and Pop Evil. Then most recently we were on tour with RED and Adelita’s Way, and we won over the hearts of Adelita’s Way so they brought us on tour with them just a few weeks ago. Adelita’s Way are the greatest dudes ever. They’re awesome to chill with and they’re awesome.”
Pastor talked about how one of their tour runs came from a band discovered them off of their song on the Spy movie. Apparently Bad Seed Rising is drawing attention in multiple ways and the movie has become one of the newest ways they have attracted new fans.
“We have a show with Issues and Pvris. Pvris is like up and coming and they’re crazy good. We got onto that bill. They’re doing a hometown show in Atlanta, GA and we’re excited to play that. Tyler Carter found out about us through the movie called Spy. He saw the end credits of the movie and found out who we were and he added us to all of his social media and was like ‘oh my god…I love you guys!’ “
“He eventually Facetimed me at 4 am in the morning and convinced me to have the band drive to the East Coast Music Conference Awards and he didn’t have to do a lot of convincing. He just had to tell me if it was possible or not to have the band drive to go there. It was also along the way on our tour with Adelita’s Way. It was awesome. All of the people that I listen to and we listen to in one setting and it’s very overwhelming. There’s so many idols in one area.”
One event Pastor and her band have set their eyes on is the annual Vans Warped Tour, which is an event many touring artists have received their starts over the years. Despite some of the negative press indirectly received over the past year, she was hoping Bad Seed Rising could take part in 2016.
“Oh definitely. It’s been a dream of ours to play Warped Tour. We’re terrified because Kevin Lyman…we saw the statement how he wants to an age limit on the people who are playing on the tour. I don’t think it’s going to happen but I just pray to god it’s not going to.”
She had also shared her thoughts on the briefly debated (but since squashed) issue about an age limit on the participants on the Warped Tour. Being the members being under 21, she shared her thoughts on the matter.
“I think if he were to do that, he’s eliminating the wrong people. Honestly they’re so innocent. We wouldn’t cause trouble like all of these older bands have caused in the past. Warped Tour (2015) was just a complete drama fest and it’s funny because it’s not even the younger people that are initiating these problems.”
Florida southern hard rockers Fall To June is streaming their new music video for “Delta Breakdown” below. It was produced by Meagen Gibson and executive produced by Brad Stewart and Josh Like for Ballistic Audio Productions, and was filmed in and around Jacksonville, Florida, including Little Talbot Island Beach in South Georgia, Pumpkin Hill, and Ginger’s Place in Jacksonville Beach.
Fall To June will release their self-titled full-length album on April 21, with distribution via MRI. The album is produced by veteran producer/engineer/composer Stan Martell (Fuel, Saliva) at Ballistic Audio Productions of Kingsland, GA. The band features bassist Jeremy Marshall (formerly of two-time Gold-certified grunge/alternative rock band Cold), drummer Nate Yant (ex-NerVer, featuring Casey Daniel of Seven Mary Three), guitarist Dan Mickler and vocalist Ben Badger.
Fall To June Tracklisting:
02: Curtain Call
03: Super Angel
04: The Rain
05: Delta Breakdown
07: Barbed Wire Trees
09: The Chance
10: Delta Breakdown (acoustic)
When Chris Jericho rose to stardom in the WWE (or WWF as it was then) rings of the late 90’s he burst through the exciting, dangerous, Extreme (Championship Wrestling) influenced times of the “Attitude era” as a firebrand, risky, exciting loud-mouth. His intro hit, the arena darkened, and there he stood, mic in hand with everyone on the edge of their seat. In the ring, he’d go Hardcore, Lion-saulting around, adding to the unpredictable chaos that was pro-wrestling at its best. And he was one of the best.
Yet, fifteen years on, the WWE product has become boring, while Jericho’s own character turns up every few months for a run of cheap pops and some same old same old, the impulsive inspiration gone, as the five-moves-of-doom are performed with safety paramount – and we’re not talking safety in terms of not doing ridiculous things with barbed wire or smackdowning someone with a steel chair to the head (that is completely understood) – but in terms of stories, angles, match content and arcs.
And so Chris Jericho and his Heavy Metal Roadshow, Fozzy, return for album number six, Do You Wanna Start A War? (Century Media) and that theme of safety is prevalent again as they run through another slew of disposable rock/metal/groove tunes that scream WWE Metal. When Stuck Mojo (from which band guitarist Rich Ward and drummer Frank Fontsere originate) released an album with a wrestling belt on the cover maybe it wouldn’t have been a huge leap to see them penning pro-wrestling entrance theme and Pay-Per-View music in their future.
For that is what Fozzy is; safe, obvious, predictable music that suits being played over promos of uninspiring wannabes oozing testosterone at each other. Do You Wanna Start A War? is interchangeable with any number of Soils, Drowning Pools, Salivas, Black Label Societys or Shinedowns with its obvious grooves and you-know-what’s-coming-next choruses.
Jericho’s vocals are decent, even if you can hear the auto-tune at times, and there is a bit of schizophrenia abound as they flit from heavier grooves to trying to be radio hits, succeeding on the feel-good ‘Tonite’ which features Steel Panther’s Michael Starr but overall, even in the realms of mainstream more commercial rock/metal, there are plenty more doing it better.
File under “alright” and spend your time listening to something more worthwhile. Like the new Woven War.