COVID-19 Crowdfunding Campaign Launched to Support The Worcester Palladium and The Webster Theater

The Palladium, Worcester, MA 11/22/19

An Indiegogo campaign has been launched to support the employees of both The Worcester Palladium and Webster theatre, two venues in New England that have been hosts to thousands of metal, hardcore, and rock shows and countless other events for decades. Both venues are operated by Mass Concerts,  and the fundraiser is to bring relief aid to their workers due to the cancellation from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In addition to hosting now retired events such as The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival and the Rock N Shock Convention, last years amazing Self Help Fest by A Day To Remember the venues have hosted bands such as Blink-182, Bring Me The Horizon, Chelsea Grin, Ensiferum, Evanescence, Eyes on Satellites, Fall Out Boy, Fathom Farewell, Four Year Strong, Gov’t Mule, Gwar, Hatebreed, Ice Nine Kills, In Honor Of, Jerry Garcia Band, Jimmy Eat World, Kanye West, King Diamond, Korn, Logic, Motionless in White, My Chemical Romance, Nightwish, Of Mice & Men, Periphery, Protest the Hero, Reveille, Rob Zombie, Senses Fail, Sic Vita, Slayer, Sonata Arctica, Soundgarden, Straight Line Stitch, Suicide Silence, Twelve Foot Ninja, Twenty One Pilots, Tyler The Creator, Whitechapel, Wiz Khalifa, and Years Since the Storm. Please donate if you can and read a statement from the venues management below.  Continue reading

The Punk Rock MBA Examines Why “Rock Is Dying”

The Punk Rock MBA has made a living (actually) on their ‘What Killed the Genre” series of videos on their YouTube channel. Now he has posted a new video making a case for the fact that Rock is Dying or already dead if you watch the video. He makes a fair, data-driven case. Of course, he is talking about mass appeal and popularity, the rock and metal underground has never been stronger in our opinion. He mentions Slipknot, Metallica, Tool, Blink-182, Ghost, Five Finger Death Punch, A Day To Remember, Fred Durst, Limp Bizkit, The Used, but also Travis Scott (and Kylie Jenner), Riot Fest, Download Festival, Self-Help Fest, Wacken Open Air, and more. 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

Whitechapel Streaming “Let Me Burn” Music Video

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Whitechapel is kicking off their Brotherhood Of the Blade Tour, with dates posted below. The tour includes an appearance at the Self Help Fest in San Bernandino, CA on March 7, 2015 alongside The Devil Wears Prada, Pierce The Veil, Stick to Your Guns, The Ghost Inside, and more.

Stream the music video for “Let Me Burn” here, off their album Our Endless War, out now via Metal Blade Records.

Whitechapel vocalist Phil Bozeman explains:

“The basis of the video is about a man, his wife and daughter. The story depicts the degradation of the man and him going insane. He kills his wife and eventually douses himself in gasoline and begs his daughter to strike the match. But the whole point of the story is that the man has everything he wants and needs, but has no control over his mind and suffers with clinical insanity/schizophrenia and regrets everything he has done.”

Guitarist Alex Wade adds:

“It’s our first time trying a story based video versus a performance video with us playing and we’re really happy with how it came out. Phil’s idea for the concept of the video mixed with Mitch Massie‘s directing developed a very dark and sinister feel that represents the song well.”

Feb 28: Hi Tone Café – Memphis, TN
Mar 01: Firebird – St. Louis, MO
Mar 02: Aftershock – Merriam, KS
Mar 03: Sokol Underground – Omaha, NE
Mar 05: Murray Theater – Murray, UT
Mar 07: NOS Events Center (Self Help Fest) – San Bernardino, CA
Mar 08: Nile Theatre – Mesa, AZ
Mar 09: The Rock – Tucson, AZ
Mar 10: Jakes Sports Cafe – Lubbock, TX
Mar 11: The Conservatory – Oklahoma City, OK
Mar 12: Juanita’s – Little Rock, AR
Apr 11: Empire Garage (Texas Independence Fest) – Austin, TX

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