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Tuesday, 24 February 2015

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Gino Vento and Randy Gonzalez ex-Thick As Blood (Rise Records) Forge New Careers In Acting

Gino Vento and Randy Gonzalez ex-Thick As Blood (Rise Records) Forge New Careers In Acting; Both Land Recurring Roles on Upcoming Netflix Original Series 'Bloodline', Premiering 3/20 Former Thick As Blood band mates Gino Vento (vocals) and Randy Gonzalez (guitar) have been busy pursuing their other passion-- acting, since the Miami hardcore metal band disbanded following the release of their 2012 Rise Records LP, 'Living Proof' and final tour in 2014. The musicians turned actors will next appear in recurring roles on the highly anticipated Netflix original series, 'Bloodline', which premieres on March 20. Starring Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights), Ben Mendelsohn (The Dark Knight Rises), Linda Cardellini (Mad Men), legendary actress Sissy Spacek and acclaimed actor/playwright Sam Shephard, "Bloodline" is a dramatic thriller that explores the demons lurking beneath the surface of a contemporary American family. Check out the official trailer for 'Bloodline' here: Randy Gonzalez, was born in Miami, FL, where in 2010, he began taking acting classes, which ultimately led him to studying in a master class with actor Burt Reynolds in Jupiter,FL. Within 4 years he has been able to land a wide array of roles in television shows such as 'Graceland', 'Devious Maids', 'Necessary Roughness' and 'The Bridge.' He will make his film debut in the upcoming feature 'Ride Along 2' with Kevin Hart and Ice Cube, along with his first recurring role on 'Bloodline', as "Manny." He is currently studying at the Beverly Hills Playhouse which includes alumni such a George Clooney and Jim Carrey. "Touring with Thick As Blood allowed us to travel and see the world and acting has allowed us to play pretend and get paid for it. We are extremely grateful for these opportunities but they certainly wouldn't be possible without hard work," says Gonzalez about his and his former band mate's burgeoning acting career.
Gino Vento, also started his acting career in 2010. Falling in love with the environment of a film set just after doing a few background gigs to stay busy in between tours, Vento began to take classes and took it on full force. He made his film debut on 'Lila & Eve' which debuted at this year's Sundance Film Festival and stars Jennifer Lopez and Viola Davis. His TV credits including roles on shows such as 'Single Ladies' and 'Graceland.' Vento will next appear as recurring characters on USA Networks 'Complications' (Oscar Rodriguez") and Netflix's 'Bloodline' ("Rafi Quintana"). Vento says, “In the music word, It doesn't matter what you sound like or what you look like, acting gave me that same feeling of self identity that music did."

FALLING IN REVERSE PREMIERES 'JUST LIKE YOU' VIDEO



Falling In Reverse's new album Just Like You is OUT NOW on Epitaph. Visit www.fallinginreverse.com to watch a new video for the title track ‘Just Like You’. Longtime Falling In Reverse collaborator Zach Merck directed the ‘Just Like You’ video, and it features cameos by wrestler Lorenzo "The Main Event" Antonucci, Danny Worsnop of We Are Harlot, Telle Smith of The Word Alive, and comedian Andy Dick.

Just Like You is the follow up to Falling In Reverse's 2013 release Fashionably Late. The album debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top Hard Rock Albums chart, #4 on the Modern Rock Albums chart, and #3 on the Top Independent Albums chart. Falling In Reverse's first album, The Drug in Me Is You debuted in the Billboard Top 20 in 2011.

In 2012, Alternative Press gave Falling In Reverse the title of Artist of the Year while Revolver named Ronnie Radke one of the 100 Greatest Living Rockstars. Additionally, Falling In Reverse/frontman Radke have been on numerous magazine covers worldwide, including Alternative Press, Las Vegas Weekly, Rocksound, Hysteria, and Kerrang!. In 2014, Kerrang! named Ronnie one of the 50 Greatest Living Rockstars in the World, in the company of Lemmy, Slash, Steven Tyler, and Ozzy Osbourne.

Falling In Reverse headlined the main stage at Warped Tour last summer followed by The Black Mass co-headline tour with Black Veil Brides. Over 55,000 tickets were sold with nearly every show selling out. Falling In Reverse kicked off 2015 headlining a tour across Europe. Shortly after, the band will make their first Australian appearance at this year's Soundwave Festival. This spring, Falling In Reverse will return to the U.S. to play Self Help Festival and Rock on the Range.

Track List:

1. Chemical Prisoner 2. God, If You Are Above… 3. Sexy Drug 4. Just Like You 5. Guillotine IV (the Final Chapter) 6. Stay Away 7. Wait and See 8. The Bitter End 9. My Heart’s To Blame 10. Get Me Out 11. Die For You 12. Brother

Doyle (Featuring Legenday Ex-Misfits Guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein) Announces Tour Dates With Mushroomhead & DOPE



February 24, 2015 - Lodi, New Jersey - Doyle (featuring legenday ex-Misfits guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein) have announced the dates of their upcoming tour with Dope and Mushroomhead. The tour kicks off March 13th in Beckley, West Virginia and works it's way though the United States wrapping up on May 3rd in New York.

Doyle will be destroying a venue near you soon. What’s he got to say about the tour? "It's time to hit the road for real and take this as far as it will go. We're fucking ready" he says. And what can fans expect at a Doyle show? "To get fucking pummeled, man. And then go home and ask themselves 'What the fuck just happened to me?!?”...!

Doyle Abominator Tour 2015 Headline Dates:

March 13 - Muncheez - Beckley, West Virginia March 14 - Hard Times - Hagerstown, Maryland March 15 - The Brighton Bar - Long Branch, New Jersey March 16 - Alter Bar - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania March 17 - Agora Ballroom - Cleveland, Ohio March 19 - Reverb - Reading, Pennsylvania March 20 - Empire - Springfield, Virginia March 21 - The Basement - Columbus, Ohio

April 18th - May 3rd TBA “Doyle Abominator Tour 2015”

With Mushroomhead & Dope:

March 22 - Expo Five - Louisville, Kentucky March 23 - Boondocks - Springfield, Illinois March 25 - The Machine Shop - Flint, Michigan March 26 - Mojoes - Joliet, Illinois March 27 - Q & Z Expo Center - Ringle, Wisconsin March 28 - The Rave - Milwaukee, Wisconsin April 01 - Mesa Theatre - Grand Junction, Colorado April 02 - Area 51 - Salt Lake City, Utah April 04 - Window Rock Sports Center - Window Rock, Arizona April 05 - Vinyl - Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Las Vegas, Nevada April 08 - Whisky A Go Go - West Hollywood, California April 09 - The Observatory - Constellation Room - Santa Ana, California April 10 - Fullton 55 - Fresno, California April 12 - Hawthorne Theatre - Portland, Oregon April 13 - El Corazon - Seattle, Washington April 14 - The Palomino - Spokane, Washington April 15 - Pub Station - Billings, Montana April 17 - The Summit Music Hall - Denver, Colorado

EX-Misfit guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein breaks new ground with His first Solo Record as “DOYLE”

Released on Doyle's own label, Monsterman Records, Abominator is a sonically thick and lyrically evil slab of horrorpunk tinged metal that finds Doyle expanding in a logical progression upon the genre of music he helped create. Doyle's first band, the infamous Glenn Danzig-fronted Misfits, helped create the genre of speed/thrash metal with their last album, 1983's "Earth AD/Wolf's Blood"- in fact the record has been revered as one of the blueprints for the genre by many of its most respected players, as evidenced by countless groups covering the album's songs, not the least of which being Metallica. Abominator is not the sound of some punk guitarist gone metal- it's the roaring return of one of extreme metal's original architects to his bloodsplattered drawing board.

Recording both guitar and bass tracks for the album, the unmistakable sound of Doyle's signature Annihilator guitar cuts through on every tune, starting with the snarling opening title track “Abominator" fans of the Misfits will recognize it right away. But the guitar tracks rip through the record with much heavier metallic force than his previous bands's recordings - in short it's the sound he's been trying to capture all along, and it's positively malevolent.! While the horror punk vibe of The Misfits does permeate the album (as it should), the guitar work on Abominator is more technical (and far meatier) than your average punk rock record. ! With guitar, bass, and drums laid down (live show bass duty is handled by fellow Jersey native, "Left Hand" Graham), the vocals for Abominator claw their way out of an unlikely locale- the American Deep South. Coming from a legendary band of almost mythological proportions, and having first worked with one of punk and metal's most talented and respected vocalists (the infamous Glenn Danzig), Doyle's new project would need a singer with brass balls, cast-iron pipes, a suitably twisted mind, and his own vocal delivery style. Enter Alabama's Alex Story of Cancerslug, a Southern fiend who more than meets all of the afore-mentioned qualifications. His sand-blasted scream opens the record, and the evil doesn't relent until the ending growl of "Hope Hell Is Warm", the album's defiant closer. The man can scream and sing, and employs both styles to great effect, switching seamlessly from raw-throated roars to rough-edged, yet melodic, horror punk-style clean vocals.

With the release of Abominator, Doyle and company are set to hit the road and bring the monster to life on stages far and wide. Anyone who has seen Doyle play classic Misfits songs on tour with Danzig over the last few years already knows what an imposing stage presence he has- in truth, imposing isn't a strong enough word to describe this behemoth of a man. He's actually pretty damn terrifying, and the horror- punk aesthetic he helped create has been maintained through the years, from the skull white face and wicked devil lock to his massive bloody hands- that's real blood, by the way. Watching Doyle hammer such heavy tones out of a guitar, one wonders how the damn thing is going to make it through just one song, much less an entire set. With an absolutely vicious new album of songs, a wild-eyed wolf- man of a singer, a ghoulish jackhammer on the drums, a road-tested bassist, and a really loud blood-soaked guitar rig, Doyle will be destroying a venue near you soon. "It's time to hit the road for real and take this as far as it will go. We're fucking ready" he says. And what can fans expect at a Doyle show?

To get fucking pummeled, man. And then go home and ask themselves 'What the fuck just happened to me?!?”…! ! Loud, aggressive, and technically proficient, Doyle and crew are set to show the world how true horror metal sounds today.

So crank up Abominator until your speakers blow, check out Doyle on tour soon, and let the beatings begin. Hail horror! Written by : RANDY BLYTH “Lamb of God”

LIKE A STORM supporting Black Veil Brides in Europe



New Zealand's LIKE A STORM are joining forces with American rock band Black Veil Brides to spread some massive riffs over Europe in March 2015.

Matt Brooks comments:"It has always been a dream of ours to play in Europe. We can't wait to come over and tour with Black Veil Brides and Steel Panther!"

LIKE A STORM have made huge waves in the US scene, labeled "one of the hottest buzz bands out there right now," by National Rock Review. With a brand new album out through Century Media / Another Century, this year the storm spreads to Europe and the rest of the world.

The band of three brothers moved from Auckland, NZ to North America knowing no one. Renowned for their explosive live show, LIKE A STORM quickly climbed the ranks, having now toured arenas and large clubs all across the US with such heavy-weights as: Alter Bridge, Black Stone Cherry, Steel Panther, Shinedown, HellYeah & more.

LIKE A STORM’s brand new single, 'Love The Way You Hate Me' has been #1 on the biggest rock station in North America for 5 weeks. Its stateside success makes LIKE A STORM the highest-charting New Zealand rock act in US radio history. The track connected with listeners everywhere. When a new single typically lasts a few weeks at US radio, 'Love The Way You Hate Me' blasted for over 9 months! Outlasting singles from much more established acts.

The official video for 'Love The Way You Hate Me', which features a zombie mob of actual LIKE A STORM fans, has over 2 million views on Youtube.



Their brand new album, 'Awaken The Fire' is one of the first releases from Century Media imprint ANOTHER CENTURY, and will be released all across Europe on March 16th, 2015.

'Awaken The Fire' track-listing:

1. Chaos 2. Love The Way You Hate Me 3. Wish You Hell 4. Break Free 5. Never Surrender 6. Become The Enemy 7. Southern Skies 8. Six Feet Under 9. Gangsters Paradise (Coolio cover version) 10. Ordinary 11. Nothing Remains (Nihil Reliquum)

LIKE A STORM live:

w/ Black Veil Brides

15.03. UK London–Electric Ballroom ***sold out*** 16.03. F Paris- L’Olympia* 17.03. NL Amsterdam-013 * 18.03. DE Cologne- Essigfabrik 20.03. DE Frankfurt– Gibson 21.03. DE Munich– Theaterfabrik 22.03. CH Solothurn– Kofmehl 23.03. AT Vienna– Arena 25.03. PL Warsaw– Progresja 26.03. DE Berlin– Postbahnhof 27.03. DE Hamburg– Markthalle 29.03. DK Copenhagen– Amager Bio 30.03. SE Stockholm– Tyrol 01.04. FI Helsinki– The Circus *with Steel Panther