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BAND SPOTLIGHT: PHOENIX, ARIZONA'S AMERICAN STANDARDS!

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Sometimes strong emotions can make you lose focus. That’s not the case for Phoenix, AZ based four-piece American Standards. After losing their founding guitarist to suicide, then shortly after the vocalist Brandon Kellum’s father to cancer, the chaotic metalcore band founded in 2011 released their most emotionally and socially poignant album to date. 
ANTI-MELODY” released on April 28th, 2017 displays the dissonant noise-punk outfits ability to navigate the troubled waters of depression and loss while still incorporating the social commentary that the band has become known for. More so, once signed to an imprint of Victory Records, the band took a new approach of self mixing, producing and independently releasing the album after recording at Kingsize Soundlabs (Mars VoltaLetliveBad Religion). The result is a raw and powerfully resonate glimpse into the group’s minds during the troubled times. 
Now more focused then ever, American Standards has hit the road playing over 300 DIY boo…

BAND SPOTLIGHT: FEAR IS DEAD FROM NEW YORK!

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Fear Is Dead Release Official Music Video for "Dirtnap," Off of 'What Remains' EP

New York based Heavy Rock / Metal band Fear Is Dead has released the Official Music Video for their single "Dirtnap" off of their August released EP, What Remains. "Dirtnap" was directed and edited by Skila of Fear Is Dead.

  In today's overcrowded Metal scene it's virtually impossible for a band to rise up and stand out, against the odds, that's what Fear Is Dead is doing.   Since 2011 they've been racking up large numbers of awe inspiring live performances, Fear is Dead has garnered the acclaim of many of New York’s underground, bringing fans from the Metal scene, and Hardcore / Punk scene together. Melting faces fromBK's Knitting FactorytoLES Mercury Lounge, most recently packing out Brooklyn's new Metal haven Lucky 13 Saloon. Their unique sound and intense energy some would say is reminiscent of earlyMachine HeadandKorn. Established in 2011 b…

GREEN DAY RELEASE NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR "BACK IN THE USA"

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Grammy® Award-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Green Day today released a new song and accompanying music video for "Back In The USA," which is featured on Greatest Hits: God's Favorite Band.  The album is available everywhere today via Reprise Records. To watch the video, click HERE and to purchase the album visit www.greenday.com. A complete track listing can be found below.

Greatest Hits: God's Favorite Band includes 20 hits spanning Green Day's prolific 31 years as a band. In addition to "Back In The USA," it also features a new duet with award-winning Country Music superstar Miranda Lambert on "Ordinary World." Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong previously collaborated with Lambert at the 56th annual Grammy® Awards in 2014 for a live duet in tribute of the late Phil Everly of The Everly Brothers.  On March 22nd, God miraculously came down to the Ed Sullivan Theatre to introduce Green Day as "God's Favorite Band&quo…

The Veer Union Announce Release of 'Decade: The History of our Evolution' Box Set

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Vancouver, BC based Rock / Metal band The Veer Union has started a PRE-RELEASE worldwide through ROCKSHOP ENTERTAINMENT (RSE) for their first ever box set, Decade: History of Our Evolution, which will include 6 albums: DecadeDecade AcousticDecade 2Decade 2 AcousticDecade Demos, and Decade Rarities


"Growing up FAITH NO MORE was one of our favourite bands, not only did they have great songs, but they had an uncompromising passion for what they did musically. We wanted to harness some of that inspiration with this cover and hopefully do some justice to one of the most underrated and influential bands of our time." - Crispin Earl

The Veer Union will also have pre-order bundles available 11/3 including: signed Box Set, T-shirt, hand-written lyrics sheet, private acoustic performance, VIP Meet and Greet, Free Show Entrance on their Epic Revolution Tour (see below), and Free Download of The Best of the Veer Union 2008-2016(including new acoustic recordings of their hit s…

RUST FESTIVAL 2017!

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Featuring a high-powered lineup of “A-List” artists from the SoCal hard rock tribute scene, RUST Festival is set for Saturday, November 25th at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, CA, where it will pay homage to the legendary “Heavy Metal Day” at US Festival ’83. Having featured some of the most iconic hard rock and heavy metal acts of its day, US Festival ‘83’s “Heavy Metal Day” remains widely acknowledged as one of the greatest rock concerts of all-time. In honoring this pivotal moment in music history, RUST Festival is establishing a new holiday tradition: BLACK SATURDAY, an annual celebration of hard rock music.
Produced by DELUXE Presents, RUST Festival ‘17 features eleven live performance tributes to iconic hard rock acts including Van Halen, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, AC/DC, Ozzy Osbourne, The Scorpions, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Metallica, Mӧtley Crüe, and Guns N’ Roses.
Chris Mitrovich, founder of DELUXE Presents and RUST Festival explains, “DELUXE Presents was formed in 2016 to produce b…

Through Fire Breakout tour!

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After touring coast to coast as support for bands such as Seether, Black Stone CherryandAll That Remains,Through Fireannounces their first headline run, the2017 BREAKOUT TOUR!!They'll be hitting the road withDangerkids, Righteous VendettaandSumerian Recordslabel matesAmerican Sin. It's been an amazing year with their single"Breathe"going top 10 in the Country at rock radio,#1 on Billboards Mainstream Rockrecurrent chart and their second consecutive single to hit#1 on Octane. Their current single,"Where You Lie,"was the most added song in the Country at its debut, and they recently signed with one of the worlds leading booking agencies,Artist Group International. Watch for the premiere of their new video for"Where You Lie"to be out soon. "We're looking forward to seeing all our fans on the upcoming tour and after that, we'll end the year working on new music. Look for big things in 2018!!"
Through Fire~ 2017 Breakout Tour Dates Nov …

SO LONG AND FAREWELL TO VANS WARPED TOUR!

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“I have been a very lucky person to have traveled across the country and sometimes around the world as one of the founders and producers of the Vans Warped Tour. Today, with many mixed feelings, I am here to announce that next year will be the final, full cross-country run of the Vans Warped Tour. I sit here reflecting on the tour’s incredible history, what the final run means for our community, and look forward to what’s to come as we commemorate the tour’s historic 25th anniversary in 2019.

In 1995, I had already worked many years in the music business, including spending four summers on the Lollapalooza tour, and I thought, ‘for one summer I would like go out and put on my own show’ mixing music and action sports. With the support of so many people, I have now spent the last 23 summers bringing that show to a city near you. We have brought that show to over 11 million people around the world and watched that same world change while doing so.

I have been proud to work with so many art…

ALL HAIL THE YETI Shares Details on Upcoming Full-Length Album, out Spring/Summer 2018

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Southern rock-influenced hardcore metal group ALL HAIL THE YETI have issued several video updates from Water Music Studios in Hoboken, NJ, where they have been recording their upcoming full-length follow up to 2016's Screams From A Black Wilderness with three-time Grammy winning producer Warren Riker. Visit www.facebook.com/officialallhailtheyeti to check out updates from the studio and of the band's adventures in the northeast!

Riker is recognized for his work with metal artists such as Down, Kill Devil Hill, and Crowbar, as well as mainstream names like The Fugees, Mary J. Blige, Santana and beyond. ALL HAIL THE YETI's upcoming, currently untitled album is scheduled to be released in late spring or early summer 2018. The album will feature select tracks co-written with J-Dog (Jorel Decker) of Hollywood Undead, and two additional special guests are set to be announced soon. Frontman Connor Garritty says, "This process has been absolutely amazing. Warren dove right into…