Showing posts from May, 2017


Chicago based alternative rock outfit, Frontline, have released the lead single from their debut album, Cold World. The track, "Follow", can be ordered on iTunes here.
The band has released a lyric video to coincide with the release of the single, which can be viewed here. Pulled from the band's debut album, Cold World, (out 2 June via the new Vanity Music Group imprint Shock Records), "'Follow' tells a story of what's going on in the world today with families losing loved ones, fighting for our country as well as losing them to any diseases," says, Frontline frontman, Jason Delismon. Formed by singer / guitarist Jason Delismon in early 2016, Frontline came to life when Delismon hooked up with lead guitarist, Mike Nowak, bassist, Alex Loeber and keyboardist Diane Tragos when the three of them began writing together, which soon led to the concept of an actual band coming to life. "It was just a writing thing at first," relates Delismon, "…

The Vikings Are Coming to Chicago Open Air!

Chicago Open Air is throwing a special pop-up party TODAY at the brand-new location of Kuma’s Corner (852 W. Fulton Market), where the official Chicago Open Air Burger will be available for one day only. It features a 10-ounce beef patty with raspberry jalapeno jam, cheddar cheese, applewood smoked bacon, crispy potato strings, deep-fried chorizo and cream cheese–stuffed breaded jalapeno. No service fee tickets for Chicago Open Air will be available for purchase here and at the other Chicago-area Kuma’s Corners locations until the weekend of the festival.   Chicago Open Air has also announced additional onsite experiences, as well as an official kickoff dinner, that will be a part of the second annual festival. The festival will be held July 14, 15 and 16at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, IL, just outside Chicago.

The Chicago Open Air music lineup leads off with a rare U.S. festival appearance from rock legends KISS (headlining Friday) as well as one of the first solo performances from Ozz…

RIKSHA Inks Deal With Zombie Shark Records; New Music Video "Shovel It" Is A Psychedelic Thrill Ride

Salt Lake City's RIKSHA has inked a worldwide deal with Zombie Shark Records, the new record label from Noah “Shark” Robertson (Motograter, Ex-The Browning) for their forthcoming album ‘Five Stages Of Numb’ set for release in June. The album was recorded at Elevate Studios by notable producer and drummer for Chelsea Grin, Pablo Viveros plus album art done by Die Elster. 
  RIKSHA’s sound is affectionately known as “throg”, a mixture of “thrash” and “progressive”. The band can best be compared to groove metal and nu metal bands such as Mudvayne, Tool, Pantera, Coal Chamber, Soulfly, Nothingface, and American Head Charge.
  RIKSHA frontman Palmer states, “We couldn’t be more excited to be working with Zombie Shark Records and the great bands they represent.”

  Zombie Shark Records label manager Michael Boodagh also states, “Riksha is a growing artist that is continually perfecting their craft. I am pleased to welcome them to the ZSR team! I can't wait to see what comes next!”   RI…

Dethklok Mastermind Brendon Small Reveals Upcoming GALAKTIKON II Album Details and Music Teaser

Brendon Small - the mastermind behind massive metal band Dethklok and albums The Dethalbum (the highest-charting death metal album ever on the Billboard Top 200 chart), Dethalbum II, Dethalbum III and Metalocalypse: The Doomstar Requiem - has been teasing a new chapter of his popular Galaktikon saga for months. After spending the past two years writing and recording new material and dropping random hints throughout the media and at appearances, the wait is over.

This year, marking the 10 year anniversary of his breakout Dethklok release, The Dethalbum, Brendon Small will reveal his upcoming high-stakes intergalactic extreme rock/metal album, Galaktikon II: Become The Storm, to the masses. The album will be released via physical and digital retailers on August 25, 2017 (Megaforce Records/MRI), with digital pre-orders set to become available next Friday, June 2. Take a 360° hyperspeed trip through the galaxy and hear a clip of brand new Galaktikon II: Become The Storm music, exclusively…

Mansell Release Music Video for Dreamy and Peculiar Single "Ghost"

Atlanta-based indie rock trio Mansell has released the official music video for their single "Ghost." The track comes for their latest record Mantra, an eight-song offering that landed in the iTunes Top 100 Alt Chart and led the band to a support slot with Butch Walker earlier this year.

The video was conceptualized by a friend of the band, John Gray. "We all feel like kin to one another, so the understanding and chemistry there on multiple levels was a comfort in letting another artist interpret your music emotionally the way John did," says vocalist Holden Fincher. "He essentially dove into the song for an extensive period, and analyzed it in depth. He would call or we’d be together and he would just say how many times he had really listened to that song to really breathe it in and know it, and we’d discuss every little thing about it. The emotional pulls of the song itself, as well as who we are as artists, and what the project ‘Mantra’ was to us were put …

Live Added To Rocklahoma Lineup For Saturday, May 27 In Pryor, OK

With the original lineup together after an eight-year hiatus, and coming off of an incredible performance at Rock On The Range last weekend, Live has been added to the Rocklahoma lineup for Saturday, May 27. Live will be stepping in for Soundgarden, who are unable to perform due to Chris Cornell’s untimely passing. Following Live’s performance, there will be a brief tribute to Chris Cornell. For the current Rocklahoma band performance times, please visit

Ed Kowalczyk of Live said, “Although we all wish it were under different circumstances with regard to the passing of the incomparable Chris Cornell, Live is honored and excited to perform at Rocklahoma this weekend. Chris and Soundgarden will forever inspire us and we’ll do our best to celebrate and express our sincere gratitude for everything they have given us with our concert. Best wishes to all, and see you Saturday night.”
“It’s been a challenging week for everyone, as Chris Cornell was such a meaningful indiv…

Keep A Breast Partners with Neck Deep For The Ultimate Warped Tour VIP Fan Experience

The Keep A Breast Foundation and Vans Warped Tour 2017 headliners, Neck Deep, are partnering to raise awareness about breast cancer prevention all summer long. Today, Keep A Breast and Neck Deep will kick off #NDLovesKAB campaign, where one lucky fan and a friend will win the ultimate Vans Warped Tour VIP fan experience. The ultimate Vans Warped Tour VIP fan experience prize package will entitle one lucky fan and a friend a round trip flight (from the same airport) to the June 23rd Las Vegas date of the Vans Warped Tour and will include: Breakfast with Neck Deep, Vans Warped Tour Backstage Access for 2, Fil Thorpe-Evans' Personal Ernie Ball Bass Guitar (signed by the band), and Neck Deep & Keep A Breast swag bag! To enter, fans are encouraged to text 'NeckDeep' to 41444 to donate $10 in support of Keep A Breast, and be entered to win the ultimate VIP fan experience. With every $10 donation, fans are entitled to one entry and the number of entries are unlimited. The c…