NEW ENGLAND Hard Rock/Metal act Mammothor have released their new LP, DEVOTION LOST, which debuted at #3 on the New England-based Bull Moose charts. The album was recorded at New Alliance Audio in Cambridge, MA (Godsmack, Powerman 5000), mixed and engineered by Kyle Paradis (I Was Awake), and mastered by Jay Frigoletto (Alice in Chains, Shinedown, Tesla, Nonpoint) at MASTERSUITE. DEVOTION is 12 tracks of full-on East Coast Rock fury, becoming the #7 most-added album at Metal Radio.

Devotion Lost sees MAMMOTHOR, long a staple in the New England Rock scene who have shared stages with the likes of Living Colour, Saving Abel, Fuel, Powerman 5000, Orgy, Eve 6, Hinder, Ted Nugent and more, vocalist Travis Lowell, Josh Johnson (guitar), Dana Sharpton (guitar), Dusty Mulholland (bass – studio only), and Nick Raby (drums) straying drastically at times from their blues rock roots and delving into bold, progressive new territory.

Opener “Howling Baying Jackal” recalls classic heavy metal in the vein of Iron Maiden, followed up by “Skin” an edgy alt-metal burner, with a dark, chanting core. The lyrics to “Skin” additionally provided inspiration for the eye catching album art on Devotion Lost, created by Italian graphic designer Maurizio Piccinelli. First single “Faith Healer” sees the band settling into a more classic hard-rock style with a tune that’s radio-ready while still maintaining a dark, progressive Metal edge. The back-to-back duo of “Shadows of Oblivion” and “Elusive Engineer” sees Devotion Lost making perhaps the most stark stylistic shift; from screaming vocals and guitar driven heavy metal on “Shadows” to a melodic, moody ballad in the form of “Engineer”.

The album is rounded out by “Blood-Soaked Candy Heart”, “a twisted love story,” according to vocalist Travis Lowell, followed by the band’s re-imagining of their previous track “Tyrannicide”, and the crushing, “Pillar of Simeon”.

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Faith Healer (Official Lyric Video):
Faith Healer (Guitar/Drum Playthrough):
Howling Baying Jackal (Guitar Playthrough):
Tyrannicide (Guitar Solo Playthrough):
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Track List:

1. Howling Baying Jackal
2. Skin
3. Anatma
4. Faith Healer
5. Shadows of Oblivion
6. Elusive Engineer
7. This Is Not An Exit
8. Generation Thief
9. Blood-Soaked Candy Heart
10. Launch Pad
11. Tyrannicide
12. Pillar of Simeon

Darius Rucker Hits $1 Million in Support of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital


Nine years after first pledging his support to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® and the thousands of children the healthcare institution treats, Darius Rucker and his many friends have surpassed the $1 million fundraising mark following the music superstar’s sold-out eighth annual “Darius and Friends” benefit concert, sponsored by A.O. Smith, on Monday night. This year’s concert, auction and golf tournament alone raised $402,000 for St. Jude, breaking the previous year’s record and bringing the cumulative total raised for all years to $1.2 million.

“You can’t help but be moved by the amazing work that St. Jude does,” says Rucker. “To raise this kind of money and awareness for them… for the families that rely on St. Jude, it’s just incredible. I’m so grateful to all our friends who came out and donated their time to be on the show– and Brooks & Dunn for surprising me onstage! Just wow!”

With tens of thousands swirling around downtown Nashville, Rucker hosted his own superstar gathering, welcoming surprise guests Brooks & Dunn, young hitmakers Dan + Shay, Luke Combs and Michael Ray, John Oates of legendary pop duo Hall & Oates and KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer, Paul Sanchez and more than 2,400 fans to the sold-out event, making its debut at historic Ryman Auditorium.

“It’s always so cool to sing here,” Ronnie Dunn told the crowd after singing “Red Dirt Road” with Kix Brooks and Rucker. “It’s like a spiritual experience. I guess that’s why they call it the Mother Church.”

Brooks & Dunn finished off their appearance with “Boot Scootin’ Boogie,” with Brooks pulling a fan on stage to dance with him, before hot-footing it back across the street to Bridgestone Arena where the Nashville Predators were hosting the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup.

“I’m blown away right now,” Rucker said as the duo departed. “They left the hockey game to come play for you!”

Darius and Friends has become the unofficial kickoff to CMA Music Festival week in downtown Nashville over the years. Drawing both new acts and veteran superstars over the years, Rucker always gives the fans a party experience – though 2017’s after-party on the street with Predators fans was hard to beat.

This year included Dan + Shay, Combs and Ray – who all scored hits with their debut singles. Combs, who just celebrated multiweek No. 1 “Hurricane,” made his appearance just a few hours after his national television debut on “TODAY” on Monday morning. Ray sang his own hit, “Kiss You in the Morning,” then joined Rucker on a cover of Randy Travis’ “Forever and Ever, Amen.” And Thayer helped Rucker live out a childhood dream with a cover of KISS’ epic anthem, “Dr. Love.”

“When I was a kid, I would stack up cans of corn and peas and put a flashlight on top, grab a broom and sing KISS songs until my mother made me stop,” Rucker told the crowd.

Oates performed a historic piece, Al Jolson’s “Me and My Gal,” first played on the Ryman stage in 1929, then joined Rucker on “Sara Smiles,” a vintage Hall & Oates hit. “I had a girlfriend in the fifth grade and I loved her,” Rucker admitted. “She moved to Florida and my sister used to make fun of me because I was crying about it. And I would go in my room and sing this song for hours because it made me feel better.”

The event has been sold out year after year, raising funds through concert tickets sales, a silent auction and annual golf tournament, hosted by the free-swinging Rucker and his band. Friends performing with Rucker in the past have included Luke Bryan, Radney Foster, Randy Houser, Jamey Johnson, Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum and Kenny Rogers, among many others.

Rucker, a longtime philanthropist over his more than two decades as a hit-maker and singer-songwriter in the music industry, made a commitment to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® after touring the campus in 2008. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Unlike any other hospital, the majority of funding for St. Jude comes from individual contributions. Events like this help ensure families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.

Additional sponsors of “Darius and Friends” includes CDW/Intel, GE, Hutton, Maverick, CAA and UMG/Capitol Nashville. For more information please visit

Rucker recently hit a personal milestone when his latest country single, “If I Told You,” reached the Top 5 on the country radio charts. “If I Told You,” the first offering from his forthcoming fifth album for Capitol Records Nashville, is now at No. 2 and poised to become his eighth No. 1 country single. Rucker will appear Wednesday night at the CMT Awards, where he’s up for CMT Performance of the Year for “Pink Houses” with John Mellencamp. He’ll also join Jason Aldean, Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum and others in a tribute to the late Gregg Allman. He’ll also be performing at CMA Fest on Sunday night, helping shut down the four-day event in downtown Nashville.

About Darius Rucker
Rucker first attained multi-Platinum status in the music industry as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of GRAMMY award-winning Hootie & the Blowfish. Since re-introducing himself to the world as a country artist, he has released four consecutive albums to top the Billboard Country albums chart and earned a whole new legion of fans. In 2014, Rucker won his third career GRAMMY award for Best Solo Country Performance for his 4x Platinum selling cover of Old Crow Medicine Show’s “Wagon Wheel,” off his album, True Believers. Rucker’s first two country albums, Learn To Live and Charleston, SC 1966 produced five No. 1 singles including “Come Back Song,” “This,” “Alright,” “It Won’t Be Like This For Long” and “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It.” Southern Style, his fourth studio country album, features his latest No. 1 single “Homegrown Honey,” co-written by Rucker, label mate Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum and Nathan Chapman. Rucker’s new single, “If I Told You” is on country radio now and is the first off his forthcoming fifth album for Capitol Nashville. For more information and tour dates visit

About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Since opening more than 50 years ago, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has changed the way the world treats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. No family ever pays St. Jude for the care their child receives and, for every child treated here, thousands more have been saved worldwide through St. Jude discoveries. The hospital has played a pivotal role in pushing U.S. pediatric cancer survival rates from 20 to 80 percent overall, and is the first and only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted to children. It is also a leader in the research and treatment of blood disorders and infectious diseases in children. St. Jude was founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas, who believed that no child should die in the dawn of life. Join that mission by visiting or following us on and

Wrestling-themed crossover outfit VON JUSTICE publish lyric video for “Bret Hart”

Wrestling-themed crossover outfit VON JUSTICE have published a lyric video for the single “Bret Hart” and scheduled August 18th, 2017 as the release date of their debut EP, which will share the same name as the single.

Vocalist E. Von Justice comments on the song: “Wrestling is the main concept of what we do. All lyrics are about the ‘squared circle’ and if we’re doing it this way, then we had to have a song about the best pro-wrestler ever, Bret Hart. Fuck Ric Flair and fuck Hulk Hogan.”

On the instrumental side of the project, Von Justice‘s frontman explains: “All our songs are covers of punk classics and are recorded live. That’s the reason why it sounds so raw. We just practiced it a couple of times and recorded it straightforward in one take. For the ‘Bret Hart’ track we recorded this cover from Brazil’s Ratos de Porao. The original song is titled ‘Mad Society’ and is a fucking punch in the face. A punch that is as hard as the one Vince McMahon took from Bret Hart on the night of the Montreal screwjob.”

Joined by drummer El Gordo and guitarist El Magro, E. Von Justice also commented on the reason behind the wrestling concept: “Some bands sing about Lord Of The Rings and we sing about wrestling. Simple as that.”

The EP “Bret Hart” will also contain another two tracks titled “Ric Flair Is A Bloody Wanker” and “I Saw Hogan With Jimmy Hart”. Follow the band at this location:

TAU CROSS: New Album, Pillar Of Fire, To See Release Via Relapse Records; “Deep State” Video Now Playing

TAU CROSS, the multinational punk/heavy metal collective featuring Amebix bassist/frontman Rob “The Baron” Miller, Voivod drummer Michel “Away” Langevin, and members of cult crust outfits Misery and War//Plague, has announced their second full-length album, Pillar Of Fire, due out July 21st on CD, 2xLP, and digital formats via Relapse Records.

In advance of the record’s release, the band is pleased to unveil a music video for first single “Deep State.” Directed by Jakub Moth, the video can be viewed at THIS LOCATION.


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Comments TAU CROSS on the new album: “Pillar Of Fire is the continuation of some of the ideas that were explored on our first album. This time we have managed to share the songwriting more equally and introduce some other textures to the songs. This should help to establish TAU CROSS as less of a one-off phenomenon and more of an ongoing musical collective producing our own distinctive sonic environment.”

Pillar Of Fire was recorded across three different countries and co-produced by “The Baron” in the same manner as their eponymous debut. The drums were tracked in Montreal, guitars in Minneapolis, bass in Seattle and Minneapolis, and vocals on the Isle Of Skye in Scotland.

Physical preorders and exclusive bundles are currently available via at THIS LOCATION. Digital preorders are available via Bandcamp HERE.

Pillar Of Fire further expands the group’s unique musical approach ranging from dark folk witchery to industrial punk metal brutalism; a moody melting pot of Killing Joke’s metallic post-punk and Motörhead’s anthemic, hard rock with flourishes of traditional instrumentation and an infusion of 16th century English mysticism. Pillar Of Fire is a musical unearthing of TAU CROSS‘ philosophical preoccupations: mythological motifs, ultra-terrestrial hypotheses, surreal, social political landscapes, and the endless search for meaning in a controlled universe.

Pillar Of Fire Track Listing:

  1. Raising Golem
  2. Bread And Circuses
  3. On The Water
  4. Deep State
  5. Pillar Of Fire
  6. Killing The King
  7. A White Horse
  8. The Big House
  9. RFID
  10. Seven Wheels
  11. What Is A Man
  12. Three Down (Vinyl + Digital Bonus Track)
  13. We Are The Terror  (Vinyl + Digital Bonus Track)
  14. In Time (Vinyl + Digital Bonus Track)

Formed in 2013 across two continents and three countries, TAU CROSS is the natural evolution of Miller’s work in Amebix. The band’s self-titled debutwas recorded in 2014 and released via Relapse Records in May 2015 to widespread critical reception including an inclusion on Rolling Stone’s Top Metal Albums Of The Year List. TAU CROSS may have set a high standard for its first record, but if the band has proven anything so far, it’s that it’s incredibly skilled at meeting – and exceeding – expectations. TAU CROSS made their live debut performance in 2016 in North America, followed by a special mainstage performance at the legendary Roadburn Festival in the Netherlands. Now in 2017, TAU CROSS return with their highly-anticipated sophomore full-length, Pillar Of Fire.



Rob “The Baron” Miller – bass/vocals

Andy Lefton – guitar

Jon Misery – guitar

Michel “Away” Langevin – drums

Tom Radlo – bass

James Adams – keyboards

LOYAL UNTIL DEATH: Brutal Metallic Hardcore Outfit To Release Remain Defiant LP Through 1732 Records In July; Tracks Streaming And Preorders Posted

LOYAL UNTIL DEATH: Brutal Metallic Hardcore Outfit To Release Remain Defiant LP Through 1732 Records In July; Tracks Streaming And Preorders Posted

Pompano Beach, Florida-based brutal metallic hardcore outfit LOYAL UNTIL DEATH presents the outfit’s most decimating material to date with the Remain Defiant LP, confirmed for release in July through 1732 Records. The first two tracks from the album are now available for streaming alongside preorders of the record.

Unload Remain Defiant” and “What Never Dies” from LOYAL UNTIL DEATH at THIS LOCATION.

LOYAL UNTIL DEATH delivers the follow-up to their Two To The Chest-One To The Head EP and once again slaps the world across the face with a huge dose of reality. With punishing guitar riffs, merciless lyrics, multiple vocal deliveries, and drums that march to machine gun fire, Remain Defiant is a war cry heard by the Gods. The album was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Daniel Columbo at Iceman Studios in Royal Palm Beach, Florida, and completed with artwork by Eliran Kantor.

LOYAL UNTIL DEATH declares of Remain Defiant, “We were going for the biggest backfist of reality that we could possibly put down in words and be able to transpose the same feeling through the music. We started writing this record with one thing in mind, to brutally offend everyone with the truth. We wanted to the music to be punishing, relentless, and unforgiving.”

The antagonizing eleven-song Remain Defiant is set for release on colored vinyl LP, CD, and digital platforms on July 7th through 1732 Records, the label run by guitarist/vocalist Nakia Romero. Find preorder bundles at Bandcamp HERE, BigCartel HERE, and iTunes HERE.

Remain DefiantTrack Listing:

  1. Remain Defiant
  2. What Never Dies
  3. The God To You Repentance
  4. Condemned And Judged
  5. I Detest
  6. Death Is The Destiny
  7. Bow Down To Your Enemy
  8. Into The Six-Foot Drop
  9. Our Detriment
  10. Keep It Real
  11. The Molding Of A Man

Formed in 2012 by guitarist/vocalist Nakia Romero, vocalist Greg Lebeau, and drummer Matt Johnson from the remains of the melodic Ft. Lauderdale hardcore band A New Belief, LOYAL UNTIL DEATH had one focus in mind: to combine the old-school metal and hardcore elements of the bands they listened to growing up, blending fast-paced, punk beats, shredding guitar riffs, the likes of the old NYHC bands, to slow, heavy stomp down riffs in the veins of such bands like Crowbar.

LOYAL UNTIL DEATH went into Simplekill Studios to record their first self-released EP Forgiveness Is For The Weak, which quickly caught the attention of the local hardcore and metal scenes. The band returned Simplekill Studios to record the f Born of Violence full-length which was self-released in December 2013, yet in 2014 the band parted ways with drummer Matt Johnson and recruited Lance Martin. The band started immediately writing new material to feature the new drummer, and returned to Simplekill Studio again in 2015 to record the three-song Two To The Chest-One To The Head EP, which they self-released under their own 7th Avenue Records.

After a hiatus in 2015, the band begin writing their most mature, aggressive, and unapologetic piece of work yet. Remain Defiant was created as a big middle finger to the music scene, to society… to the world. The album was captured at Iceman Studios in Royal Palm Beach with maestro Daniel Columbo (Old Habits, Ether, Incited, Cinderblock, Bishop) at the helm, who captured the sound the band was looking for; gut-wrenching guitar tones, earth shattering drums. It was the missing link to take the band’s sound to the next level.

Greg Lebeau – vocals
Nakia Romero – guitar/vocals
Lance Martin – drums

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