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Amon Amarth invites fans to “Raise Your Horns” for new music video

Amon Amarth - Raise Your Horns

Amon Amarth is inviting fans around the globe to be a part of their forthcoming video for “Raise Your Horns”! The video will include live clips of the band performing in multiple countries, plus you – the fans – raising your horns to Amon Amarth! Do you have a wall plastered with Amon Amarth and other metal posters? Did you just attend a live show or are going to one soon? Send us clips of you and your friends raising your horns to the band for a chance to be included in the video. Clips should be e-mailed to raiseyourhornsvideo@gmail.com. YouTube links should include #RaiseYourHorns in the title. Submissions are requested to be sent in by May 27th, 2016. The video is tentatively scheduled for a June release.

Currently on tour with fellow Swedes Entombed A.D. and young USA metal upstarts Exmortus, Amon Amarth recently released their new album, Jomsviking, to critical acclaim. Jomsviking – the band’s first concept record in their storied career – tells a tragic, original tale of conflict and revenge, backed by the Swedes’ trademark melodic, anthemic metal, which was produced and mixed once again by Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Testament, Accept). For their efforts, Amon Amarth landed on the global charts (including a #11 spot on the USA Current Album Billboard Chart!). To purchase and preview Jomsviking, please visit amonamarth.com, where the record is available in various formats, and the videos for “At Dawn’s First Light” and “First Kill” can be viewed.

See below for upcoming North American tour dates!

Amon Amarth tour dates
w/ Entombed A.D., Exmortus

Apr. 20 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
Apr. 21 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
Apr. 22 – New York, NY – Best Buy Theatre
Apr. 23 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
Apr. 25 – Rochester, NY – Water Street Music Hall
Apr. 26 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
Apr. 28 – Quebec City, QC – Imperial
Apr. 29 – Montreal, QC – Metropolis
Apr. 30 – Toronto, ON – The Danforth
May 1 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
May 2 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews
May 4 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
May 5 – Chicago, IL – The Riviera Theatre
May 6 – Lawrence, KS – The Granada Theater
May 7 – Denver, CO – The Ogden Theater
May 9 – Omaha, NE – Sokol Auditorium
May 10 – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
May 12 – Winnipeg, MB – The Garrick
May 13 – Saskatoon, SK – O’Brian’s Event Centre
May 14 – Calgary, AB – MacEwan Ballroom
May 16 – Vancouver, BC – The Commodore
May 17 – Seattle, WA – Showbox Market
May 18 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
May 20 – San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
May 21 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern Theater

Read on for some reviews of Jomsviking:

“‘Jomsviking‘ is sure to satisfy Amon Amarth fans old and new and sure to rip the face off of any who are not ready.”MetalSucks.net (USA) (4.5/5)

“This latest venture through Norse mythology and barbaric fantasy is likely to go down as an instant fan favorite.”Blabbermouth.net (USA) (8.5/10)

“…the Swedish outfit has returned with a concept record of epic proportions.”PopMatters.com (USA)

“After all the best axes are still being forged by the master!”Metal Hammer (Germany)

“…you are left with no doubt that Amon Amarth are at the top of their game right now. This is splendid.”Powerplay (UK) (9/10)

“…this is killer business as usual…”Metal Hammer (UK)

“This album is a genuinely impressive piece of work. Whether you like Vikings or not, this is a brilliant death metal record from a brilliant death metal band.”Musicology (UK) (8/10)

Amon Amarth line-up:
Johan Hegg – Vocals
Ted Lundstrom – Bass
Johan Soderberg – Guitar
Olavi Mikkonen – Guitar

Amon Amarth online:
http://www.amonamarth.com
http://www.facebook.com/OfficialAmonAmarth
http://twitter.com/amonamarthband
https://www.instagram.com/amonamarth
https://youtube.com/AmonAmarthOfficial
http://giphy.com/amonamarth

Emerging Hard Rockers EVERLIT Release Energetic New Single ‘R.E.D.’ via 3Thirteen Music/eOne Music

Everlit promo pic

Philadelphia-based hard rock group EVERLIT burst onto the scene last year with their Renovate EP and single “Break Away”, which topped the Billboard Mainstream Rock indicator chart during the week of its release last summer and spent 20 consecutive weeks in the top 10 on Loudwire’s Battle Royale.

 

Now, the group is back with a brand new single, entitled “R.E.D.” – an energetic, unforgettable tune that is available for streaming now via Philadelphia’s Rock Station 93.3 WMMR. Listen here: http://wmmr.com/2016/04/15/everlit-r-e-d-video-premiere/

 

“R.E.D.” is available for purchase at the locations below:

iTunes: http://apple.co/1SXLC68

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1YnhMcF

Google Play: http://bit.ly/1SHN75L

 

The track previews EVERLIT‘s upcoming tour, visiting several east coast and Midwest cities this April and May. The tour includes the band’s upcoming performance at the 3rd Annual Rock and Ride for the Cure, taking place at Havana in New Hope, PA on May 28th. Just in time for the nice weather, what better way to spend the day than with a motorcycle ride and concert event to raise money to fight cancer! Bikers from all over are welcome to ride and join the event – see the hyperlink above for more information and visit www.EverlitMusic.com for all confirmed tour dates.

 

EVERLIT Tour Dates:

April 15 – Hickory, NC @ The Wizard

April 16 – Anderson, SC @ TJ Whispers

April 19 – Clarksville, TN @ The Warehouse

April 20 – Sevierville, TN @ Club 1341

April 21 – New Bern, NC @ Mickey Milligan’s

April 22 – Chesapeake, VA @ Riffhouse Pub

May 13 – Cranston, RI @ 1150 Oak Bar

May 14 – Pennellville, NY @ Monirae’s

May 15 – Kent, OH @ The Outpost

May 18 – Battle Creek, MI @ TBA

May 19 – Joliet, IL @ The Tree

May 20 – Bradley, IL @ The Looney Bin

May 21 – Warren, MI @ The Ritz

May 22 – Beckley, WV @ TBA

May 28 – New Hope, PA @ Havana

 

About EVERLIT:

Formed in 2014, EVERLIT is comprised of five long-time friends with a shared passion for music – evident in their addictive and perfected hard rock sound. Since its release, 2015’s Renovate EP and “Break Away” single have received great coverage from Loudwire, AXS, AntiMusic, National Rock Review, Shout It Loud Reviews, Examiner.com, and more. In just under two years, EVERLIT has appeared at Launch Music Conference in Lancaster, PA, as well as on recent tours with Otherwise, In This Moment, 36 Crazyfists and Trapt.

 

Join the EVERLIT online community:

www.Facebook.com/EverlitMusic

www.Twitter.com/EverlitMusic

www.YouTube.com/EverlitMusic

www.Instagram.com/EverlitMusic

www.3thirteenmusic.com

 

EVERLIT is:

Ryan Panfil – Vocals

Jordan Panfil – Guitar

Fidelity – Drums

Anthony Michael – Guitar

Kyle Wegman – Bass

Abnormality premieres new video for “Mechanisms of Omniscience” via MetalInjection.net

Abnormality

Massachusetts-based extreme metal outfit Abnormality will be releasing their upcoming sophomore full-length, Mechanisms of Omniscience, on April 29th worldwide via Metal Blade Records! Marrying the ceaseless brutality coming out of New York and New England to the hyper-blasting intensity endemic to Quebecois death metal, Mechanisms of Omniscience is as unrelenting as it is passionate, and the album tackles real world issues with intelligence and raw emotion.

For a preview of Mechanisms of Omniscience, a new video for the title track (directed and produced by Jim Foster of http://red13media.com) can be viewed now at MetalInjection.net: http://www.metalinjection.net/video/abnormality-are-being-followed-by-the-cia-in-mechanisms-of-omniscience-music-video

Be sure to check out the following previously released singles for another taste of Mechanisms of Omniscience:
–“Cymatic Hallucinations”: https://soundcloud.com/metalbladerecords/abnormality-cymatic-hallucinations
–“Swarm”: https://soundcloud.com/metalbladerecords/abnormality-swarm

To pre-order Mechanisms of Omniscience, please visit metalblade.com/abnormality, where the record is available in various formats.

Formed in 2005, Abnormality drew its members from the ranks of units such as Teratism, Forced Asphyxiation, Goratory and Sexcrement, and they have worked patiently and persistently to build up a grassroots following, maintaining their integrity while steadily expanding beyond their local scene. In 2010, they dropped their debut EP, The Collective Calm In Mortal Oblivion, which immediately drew attention in the underground, followed by the crushing and critically acclaimed full-length, Contaminating The Hive Mind (2012), cementing their status as one of the heaviest and most dynamic bands in the genre. Now, with their upcoming sophomore effort, Mechanisms of Omniscience – produced once again by Peter Rutcho, and featuring artwork by vocalist Mallika Sundaramurthy – the quintet have never been more serious about getting their message out there, as well as ensuring legions of the moshing masses incur whiplash. See below for the official track-listing!

Mechanisms of Omniscience track-listing
1. Swarm
2. Synthetic Pathogenesis
3. Mechanisms of Omniscience
4. Catalyst of Metamorphosis
5. Vigilant Ignorance
6. Irreversible
7. Hopeless Masses
8. Assimilation
9. Cymatic Hallucinations
10. Consuming Infinity

In conjunction with Mechanisms of Omniscience‘s release, Abnormality will join Soulfly, Suffocation, Battlecross, and Lody Kong on a USA trek that kicks off April 22nd in San Antonio, TX. See below for all dates!

Abnormality tour dates
w/ Soulfly, Suffocation, Battlecross, Lody Kong

Apr. 22 – San Antonio, TX – Korova
Apr. 23 – McAllen, TX Cine – El Rey
Apr. 24 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey*
Apr. 25 – New Orleans, LA – Southport Hall
Apr. 26 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
Apr. 27 – Fayetteville, NC – Rock Shop
Apr. 28 – Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
Apr. 29 – Long Island, NY – Revolution
Apr. 30 – Providence, RI – Fete Ballroom
May 1 – Lowell, MA – Mill City Ballroom
May 3 – Rochester, NY – Water Street Music Hall
May 4 – Joliet, IL – Bada Brew
May 5 – Valparaiso, IN – Big Shots
May 6 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
May 7 – Dayton, OH – Oddbody’s
May 8 – Indianapolis, IN – 5th Quarter
May 10 – Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
May 11 – Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
May 12 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
May 13 – Idaho Fall, ID – The Falls
May 14 – Walla Walla, WA – Main Street Studios
May 15 – Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
May 17 – Portland, OR – Dantes
May 18 – Orangevale, CA – Boardwalk
May 19 – Oakland, CA – Oakland Metro
May 20 – Los Angeles, CA – Whisky A Go Go
*=no Suffocation

Abnormality line-up:
Mallika Sundaramurthy – vocals
Jay Blaisdell – drums
Josh Staples – bass
Sam Kirsch – guitars
Jeremy Henry – guitars

Abnormality online:
https://www.facebook.com/AbnormalityOfficial
https://twitter.com/abnormalityband
https://instagram.com/abnormality.band
https://www.youtube.com/AbnormalityOfficial
https://abnormality.bandcamp.com
https://www.reverbnation.com/abnormality
http://abnormality.bigcartel.com

OTEP Streaming New Album GENERATION DOOM via Billboard.com

Otep

Formed from the poetic marrow of creative intercourse, OTEP is more than a band. OTEP is an Art Movement, a Revolution; Breaking ground. Breaking rules. Breaking barriers. Articulate. Aggressive. Pure Adrenaline. ARTcore of Heavy Mental Rock.”  This is how mastermind/vocalist OTEP Shamaya and her band have been described and this album proves this truth!

 

OTEP ‘s seventh studio album and Napalm Records debut: GENERATION DOOM produced by Howard Benson will be released this Friday April 15th.  Pre-orders for GENERATION DOOM are available HERE.

 

Today OTEP has teamed up with Billboard Magazine for an exclusive full album stream of GENERATION DOOM!  Check out an exclusive interview with OTEP and listen to GENERATION DOOM in its entirety HERE.

 

In support of the new album, OTEP has announced The “GENERATION DOOM” Tour.  The tour features support from Lacey Sturm (Ex-Flyleaf), September Mourning, Through Fire and Doll Skin.  The tour is underway right now and runs through May 28th in Los Angeles, CA.  A complete list of dates can be found below.

 

OTEP will also be taking part in a Record Store Day Signing Event this Saturday April 16th at Silver Platters in Seattle, WA.  The special Picture Disc Record Store Day edition of “GENERATION DOOM” will be available at the signing as well as all other participating record stores.  More info on the signing event can be found HERE.

 

OTEP‘s new Metal Sucks column is available to read HERE.

 

Transcending from the darkness, like wolves into the light, OTEP is an explosion of inspiration and motivation, empowered by their dedication to the arts, being a voice for the voiceless, and fighting injustice. Rising from the labyrinth of Los Angeles, California, OTEP is unleashing a roaring anthem: GENERATION DOOM.

 

With OTEP Shamaya’s multifaceted vocal approach, from gut wrenching roars to soft seductive poetry to singing with a surprisingly magically sultry voice, to her evolution as a writer and story teller, GENERATION DOOM erupts with thunderous grooves that harmoniously detonate into dark industrial fury with fiery flows of hard-rock melodies that seamlessly shift into a mysterious musical beast that takes your breath away. Those who’ve heard GENERATION DOOM have best described it as “genius, heart stopping, a classic, and one of a kind.”

Where will OTEP`s courageous odyssey take them? Now ….nothing seems impossible.

 

OTEP GENERATION DOOM TOUR:

4/11: San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s**

4/12: Orangevale, CA @ Boardwalk**

4/14: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater**

4/15: Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven

4/17: Spokane, WA @ The Pin

4/18: Walla Walla, WA @ Main Street Studios**

4/19: Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory

4/20: Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater**

4/21: Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground

4/22: Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze

4/23: Ringle, WI @ Q&Z Expo Center

4/24: Arlington Heights, IL @ HOME Bar**

4/26: Crest Hill, IL @ Bada Brew**

4/27: Rock Falls, IL @ Longshots**

4/28: Indianapolis, IN @ 5th Quarter**

4/29: Detroit, MI @ Harpos

4/30: Battle Creek, MI @ The Music Factory

5/1: Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom

5/3: Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar**

5/4: Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall

5/5: Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall

5/6: Reading, PA @ Reverb

5/7: Worcester, MA @ Palladium

5/9: New York, NY @ Webster Hall

5/10: Hartford, CT @ Webster Underground

5/11: Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage**

5/12: Knoxville, TN @ The International

5/13: Fayetteville, NC @ Rock Shop

5/14: St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theater

5/15: Jacksonville, FL @ Harmonious Monks

5/17: Clarksville, TN @ Warehouse

5/18: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade

5/19: New Orleans, LA @ Southport Music Hall

5/20: Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog

5/21: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey

5/23: Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom

5/24: Antonio, TX @ Rock Box

5/25: Flagstaff,AZ @Orpheum Theater

5/27: Phoenix, AZ @ Joe’s Grotto

5/28:  Los Angeles, CA @ Whisky A Go Go

 

Lacey Sturm on select dates only**

 

 

For More Info Visit:

https://www.facebook.com/otepofficial  

https://twitter.com/otepofficial    

https://instagram.com/otepofficial   

http://oteploves.me/   

SnapChat: otepofficial

BUN E. CARLOS OF CHEAP TRICK TO RELEASE “GREETINGS FROM BUNEZUELA!” ON JUNE 24th, 2016

BUN E. CARLOS OF CHEAP TRICK TO RELEASE “GREETINGS FROM BUNEZUELA!” ON JUNE 24th, 2016

Cheap Trick drummer and 2016 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Bun E. Carlos announces the release of his new solo album, Greetings From Bunezuela!, on June 24th, 2016 on Entertainment One Music (eOne Music) via Rolling Stone today. The collection features 13 rock songs, 10 of which are covers, including “Armenia in The Sky” (The Who), “Idea” (The Bee Gees), plus other soon to be former obscurities.

The album features Robert Pollard (Guided By Voices), Xeno (original Cheap Trick vocalist), Hanson, Alejandro Escovedo, Dave Pirner (Soul Asylum), John Stirratt (Wilco), Nicholas Tremulis, Alex Dezen (Damnwells), Rick Rizzo (Eleventh Dream Day), and members of Candy Golde and the Monday Night Band.

The first single, “Do Something Real,” features Robert Pollard on vocals, and is a remake of a solo Pollard song that was released in 1999.

LISTEN TO “DO SOMETHING REAL” HERE

 

Carlos is the drummer for the legendary rock band Cheap Trick, drumming on countless hits like “I Want You To Want Me,” “Surrender,” “Dream Police,” and “If You Want My Love.”

In 2009, Bun E. Carlos joined Tinted Windows with Hanson singer Taylor Hanson, former Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha, and Fountains Of Wayne bassist Adam Schlesinger. The critically acclaimed power-pop band released an eponymous record and played several shows.

In 2011, Bun E. Carlos joined Candy Golde with Nicholas Tremulis, John Stirratt (Wilco), Rick Rizzo, (Eleventh Dream Day), and Mark Greenburg (The Coctails). Candy Golde released a 5-song EP, 10” record, debuted at SxSW, and still record and perform, though sporadically.

Tracklisting for “Greetings From Bunezuela!” (order subject to change):

  1. Do Something Real – Robert Pollard Lead Vocal (Robert Pollard solo)
  2. Him Or Me – featuring Hanson (Paul Revere & The Raiders)
  3. Armenia In The Sky – John Stirratt Lead Vocal (The Who)
  4. I Love You No More – Alex Dezen Lead Vocal (The Blackstones)
  5. Tell Me – Alejandro Escovido Lead Vocal (The Rolling Stones)
  6. It Takes A Lot To Laugh, A Train To Cry – Dave Pirner Lead Vocal (Bob Dylan)
  7. Let The Mystery Be – Xeno Lead Vocal (Iris DeMent)
  8. Idea – Robert Pollard Lead Vocal (The Bee Gees)
  9. Le Cactus – Nicholas Tremulis Lead Vocal (Jacque DuTronc)
  10. I Can Only Give You Everything – Rick Rizzo Lead Vocal (Them)
  11. Slow Down – Alejandro Escovido Lead Vocal (Alejandro Escovedo)
  12. Count On Me – Xeno Lead Vocal (Fra Lippo Lippi)
  13. I Don’t Mind – Alex Dezen Lead Vocal (Alex Dezen)

 

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