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Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Mutiny Abroad’s 'Vultures And Vices' Out Now



Long Island, NY - Independent Long Island hardcore outfit Mutiny Abroad has released their EP, entitled Vultures And Vices, to the masses. The album may be purchased from iTunes, Amazon, and Bandcamp. The band will be touring throughout 2016 in support of the EP.

“This EP was a long time coming for us. For me personally, it's something I never would have thought I could do as a vocalist. But to accomplish what we did as a family has been rewarding and makes us hopeful for what we will do next.” - Branden Gallagher (Vocalist)



1. The Devil Is Just A Lonely Guy Named Stan 2. Hides 3. Etiquette 4. Snack & Bite 5. S* Kicker 6. Fish Hook

About Mutiny Abroad:

Mutiny Abroad is a Long Island-bred brand of hardcore rock with a healthy dose of punk. The sound is a little bit like that feeling you get after digging yourself out of the same dirt hole you used to want to die in. The band itself — vocalist Branden Gallagher, guitarists Jared Cantor and Ej DiPasquale, bassist Sid Valiquette and drummer Phil Corso — is young since its birth in 2014. But the principles it was founded on span back many more years. Members of Mutiny Abroad are byproducts of previous products with names like Idle Vice, Rodeo Island, The Vigilance Committee, Mechanics of the Heart and more. But Mutiny is its own animal with its unique brand of in-your-face hardcore delivered through a high-energy and interactive live performance.

It Lies Within Stream Sophomore Album Early



Metalcore quintet It Lies Within will release their sophomore album Paramount on January 8th, but you can hear it early via Crave. The record has a handful of guest vocalists including Telle Smith (The Word Alive), Ryan Kirby (Fit For A King) and Jonny Mcbee (The Browning). McBee co-produced the album as well with As They Sleep guitarist Nick Morris.

“Words cannot express how excited we are to release the album 'PARAMOUNT'," says vocalist Zachary Scott. "It’s been a long time coming, but well worth the wait. This album infuses many styles of metal along with some extra flare on the production side. We are excited to take our message to a larger platform with this album. Musically it’s a roller coaster ride from the start to finish. We hope you enjoy the ride.“

Physical pre-orders are now available for Paramount as well as digital pre-orders that include three instant song downloads.



Tracklisting:

01. Open Your Eyes (Intro) 02. Ecdysis 03. Starscream 04. You Won't Bury Me 05. Never Surrender (ft. Telle Smith) 06. Reap What You Sow 07. Light the Way 08. Depths of Struggle (ft. Jonny McBee) 09. Broken Streets (ft. Ryan Kirby) 10. Trust in Yourself 11. 'Till We Meet Again

3TEETH kicks off U.S. tour with Tool tonight



LOS ANGELES – West Coast industrial rock foursome 3TEETH, hand selected by Tool to open its January U.S. arena tour, will begin its three-plus week trek tonight in San Francisco. “We feel so very honored to have been picked by Tool to hit the road; we're ready to bleed for these crowds,” commented vocalist Alexis Mincolla. “Make sure you come early.”

“We are extremely excited and proud to have 3TEETH join us on the road,” said Tool guitarist Adam Jones. “Combining the styles of Tool and 3TEETH at a live show will result in a naturally induced chemical overload of sonic and visual horripilation. I love electronic metal and got totally addicted to 3TEETH ever since I saw them play at the Viper Room here in Los Angeles. They are a brutal and intense entity dripping with talent on stage and I can't wait for our fans to witness the mayhem for themselves.”

Formed in Los Angeles in 2013, 3TEETH quickly became one of the city's rising stars. Its self-titled debut, released on Toronto's Artoffact Records in 2014, blazed up the charts, reaching #8 on the iTunes Electronic Music chart. Pre-orders of a limited edition splatter vinyl with a tooth-shaped USB full of remixes and images sold out quickly.

The band spent the past two years honing its craft while touring in Germany, Belgium, Ireland, the U.K., Canada and the U.S., as well as playing at some of industrial music's hottest festivals around the globe.

3TEETH w/ Tool, Primus…

1/06 – San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium *No Primus 1/07 – San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium *No Primus 1/09 – San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena 1/10 – San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena 1/13 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center 1/14 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center 1/16 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center 1/17 – Grand Prairie, TX (Dallas) @ Verizon Theatre 1/19 – Southaven, MS (Memphis, TN) @ Landers Center 1/20 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center 1/22 – St. Louis, MO @ Chaifetz Center 1/23 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena 1/25 – Atlanta, GA @ Infinite Energy Center 1/26 – Charlotte, NC @ Bojangles Coliseum 1/28 – Orlando, FL @ CFE Arena 1/30 – Pensacola, FL @ Pensacola Civic Center 1/31 – New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center

Not By Sight Releases First Single, "Stand", Featuring Members Of Evanescence, Saint Asonia, & Sevendust



Hard Rock band Not By Sight has released a lyric video for their track "Stand", originally premiered with BraveWords. The track features Jane Train (Liz Phair), Corey Lowery (Stuck Mojo, Stereomud, Eye Empire, Dark New Day, Saint Asonia), Troy McLawhorn (Evanescence, Seether, Dark New Day, doubleDrive), and Morgan Rose (Sevendust). The track was produced, and mixed by Corey Lowery. Watch Not By Sight's "Stand" lyric video below:



STAND is about overcoming adversity in life and using that adversity to strengthen and elevate you. - Jane Train (Not By Sight)

About Not By Sight:

Born into a musical family, Jane was raised on music from an early age. Her father was a professional trombonist, who at a very young age, started playing with the Big Band greats like The Dorsey Brothers, Count Basie, and Benny Goodman, just to name a few. Her mother graduated from Yale School of Music, was gigging at Jazz clubs, and met Jane's father through musician friends. Jane wrote her first song at age 10. She then played keys in her first band, a southern rock group, at age 12. They played all ages shows in the area. After that band, she joined a YES tribute band as a keyboardist and played schools & parties with them. She then bult up her synthesizer collection and played in a LED ZEPPLIN cover band. This was her introduction to the club circuit. Since Jane was doing this while still in high school, her mother, very supportive of her career, would do her homework for her while Jane's brother would drive her to shows.

A drummer friend had asked Jane to front a band. Jane never considered herself a lead singer before but felt right at home. With this band, she performed the big rock clubs around Northern Jersey and quickly gained recognition for her vocal abililty. Ms. Train then branched off and formed her own band, Little Sister. Since she already was well known in the area, Little Sister quickly rose to popularity and gigged in all the major venues in NJ and started playing the cool rock clubs in NYC. They opened for many National Acts, creating a nice buzz that would attract the area's elite rock stars. There were record company interests but no bites.

Jane's father passed away in Las Vegas. Jane and her brother flew there to take care of things and Jane ended up staying for a few months. Crossing paths with mentor and friend from New Jersey, Joe Lynn Turner, he suggested she co-write with a guitarist in LA who had backing. Off to LA she went. She stayed in LA for a year and a half, writing music, making friends and reflecting. Although she still considers LA like a second home, Jane returned to the NYC area and started performing under her own name and doing Jingle work. JOE LYNN TURNER had asked Jane to sing backup on his record, Undercover, which was her first International album debut.

All of this was nicely interrupted by a long tour as LIZ PHAIR'S sole backing singer. With Liz, Jane toured across America, toured with Alanis Morissette, and LILITH FAIR, at which she shared the stage with Sheryl Crow, Dixie Chicks, and Sarah McLachlan. She even appeared on the TonightShow with Jay Leno, Rosie O'Donnell, and Sessions@West54th.

After the tour, Jane got back to playing in the NYC area and was active in studio work. Since she earned her Screen Actors Guild card by doing Jingle work, Jane decided to use this advantage to get Union work as a background actor in Major Film & TV. She has been on Sex & The City, Law & Order, Ugly Betty, 30 Rock, Six Degrees, Hitch (Will Smith), The Devil Wears Prada, School for Scoundrels (Billy Bob Thornton), Reign Over Me (Adam Sandler), How To Make It In America (HBO), Men in Black 3 , The Good Wife, and currently does core background work on Gotham.

In 2012 Jane decided to shift her focus back on songwriting and to record her first full CD. This would end up being the most open and honest of her writing after enduring a very tough period in her life. She enlisted the talents of some well known friends from Sevendust, Breaking Benjamin, Black Label Society, Seether, and Guns n Roses, to name a few. The CD was completed and released in November 2014. While finishing the CD, she had the honor of being the sole opener for Motley Crue in May of 2013.

One of Jane's favorite things to do is performing for the Military. She has played for our Troops in Greenland twice, Guantanamo Bay three times, Honduras, Germany, Belgium, and Kosovo. For the Military run in May of 2014, she performed with drummer Garrett Whitlock (Tremonti/Submersed), bassist Corey Lowery (Eye Empire/Dark New Day), guitarist Virus (Dope/Sebastian Bach, Rock of Ages - Bdway), and guitarist Troy McLawhorn (Seether/Evanescence). This tour led to a songwriting partnership with Corey Lowery. In October of 2014, Corey, Jane, and Troy tracked new songs with drummer Morgan Rose of Sevendust. This project is currently in the works to complete an album. Jane and Virus just returned from Honduras and Guantanamo Bay rocking in the New Year (2016) with the Troops, toting along guest guitarist Mike Orlando (Adrenaline Mob).

Not By Sight (Live Band Lineup):

Jane Train (Vocals) (Liz Phair) Virus (Guitar) (Device, Dope) Troy MacLawhorn (Guest Guitarist) (Evanescence, Seether, Dark New Day, doubleDrive) Rek Mohr (Bass) (Call Me No One) Ryan Bennett (Drums) (Eye Empire)

BORKNAGAR launch video for 'Winter Thrice'



The release of the newest, 10th studio album entitled “Winter Thrice” by Norwegian epic black metal pioneers BORKNAGAR on January 22nd, 2016 via Century Media Records worldwide is drawing closer.

Therefore the band is now launching a promotional video clip directed by David Solbjorg and Kjetil Kolbjornsrud of Twitchy Films for the album’s title track, which also features former/original vocalist and Ulver-mastermind Kristoffer Rygg on guest vocals.

The stunning clip can be seen here:



ORKNAGAR founder and guitarist Øystein G. Brun commented about the clip as follows: “Finally it’s time to present our brand new video for the song “Winter Thrice”. Being the title track for the 10th album, we wanted this to be something special. We are indeed a special band. The song and the video features all the 4 vocalists throughout our 20 years of adventure, including Kristoffer Rygg a.k.a. Garm, who was our very first vocalist back in the days. The video was produced by the eminent team from Twitchy Films and was captured at various locations in Norway; first and foremost at the amazing Midgard Historiske Senter at Borre, but also in the furious wilderness of the wintry Telemark. We all laid our hearts into this project, we hope that shines through! Enjoy and happy holidays!”

'Winter Thrice' will be released as standard CD, as limited edition Digipak CD version with extended artwork and also as Gatefold 2-LP on 180gr. vinyl (On black vinyl but also in strictly limited coloured versions: transparent blue in 100x copies / CM Webshop USA and white in 100x copies / CM Webshop Europe). Both the Digipak and the LP come with the bonustrack “Dominant Winds” and additionally, the Digipak includes a BORKNAGAR logo-patch.

Here is the album’s tracklisting:

BORKNAGAR – 'Winter Thrice':

1. The Rhymes Of The Mountain 2. Winter Thrice 3. Cold Runs The River 4. Panorama 5. When Chaos Calls 6. Erodent 7. Noctilucent 8. Terminus

The album’s European pre-sale kicks off today via CM Distro and soon also digitally.

Adelitas Way Announces Dates Of "The Bad Reputation Tour"



Las Vegas, Nevada - Chart topping, Hard Rock band Adelitas Way have announced the dates for "The Bad Reputation Tour" which features special guests Failure Anthem, Through The Fire, & Eye On Attraction. The tour kicks off on January 16th in Scottsdale, Arizona and works it's way throughout the United States wrapping up on February 14th in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Adelitas Way will be touring in support of their brand new single "Bad Reputation" from their upcoming album due out early next year. Tour Dates:

01/16 @ Pub Rock - Scottsdale, AZ 01/20 @ Gas Monkey Bar & Grill - Dallas, TX 01/21 @ Scout Bar - Houston, TX 01/22 @ Click's Live - Tyler, TX 01/23 @ Kress Live - Biloxi, MS 01/24 @ England Brothers Bandshell Park - Pinellas Park, FL 01/26 @ The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA 01/29 @ The Blind Tiger - Greensboro, NC 01/30 @ Hard Times - Hagerstown, MD 01/31st @ Chameleon Club - Lancaster, PA 02/02 @ Stanhope House - Stanhope, NJ 02/03 @ Iron Works - Buffalo, NY 02/04 @ Realm - Toledo, OH 02/05 @ The Machine Shop - Flint, MI 02/06 @ The Tree - Joliet, IL 02/08 @ Austin’s Fuel Room - Libertyville, IL 02/09 @ POV’s 65 - Spring Lake Park, MN 02/10 @ District - Rockford, IL 02/11 @ Aftershock - Merriam, KS 02/12 @ Lookout Lounge - Omaha, NE 02/13 @ Marquis Theater - Denver, CO 02/14 @ Black Sheep - Colorado Springs, CO



"Bad Reputation" is a song I wrote about how I feel. I've always lived my life just being who I am, and really in the past few years in rock I've built a bit of a reputation for being myself. On tour I like to drink a little wine, smoke a little pot. Music is fun, and too many in the business take it far too seriously at times. I also don't like to see people in the business constantly jumping off the rock bandwagon; I've heard heavy rock stations starting to play Bastille songs, so I spoke my mind. People say I'm uncontrollable, instead of taking accountability for what they are doing to help kill Rock-n-Roll. Even live shows were filled with more rules from the venues down to the bands we toured with. It was bullshit, and I hated what I was seeing happening to what was once the most rebellious group of humans I had ever seen. I have a bad reputation for not giving a fuck, always enjoying myself, and always being a advocate for Rock-n-Roll til the end. I wrote the song because that's who I am and how I feel.

This album is very important, I see it as the start of us taking back what is ours: a spot at the top of Rock-n-Roll. Fuel music offered me exactly what I was looking for, and that's a great partner. I want to make a statement with our indie release so other artists can follow, and not be afraid. Controlling your own destiny through hard work and great relationships feels amazing, It makes me love what I do that much more. It's also so exciting to feel that the possibilities are endless; on a major label things became so predictable, they believe rock is dead so you know that you'll get no attention. I needed to go indie for myself, my family, my band, and our music. To me it was the only option I was interested in. I was tired of being told to change my sound, that rock was dead. I felt really restricted, freedom is everything, and I also have the opportunity to make the best living from music I ever had. I'm at my best when my mind is focused on the songs, the plan, and the fans. - Rick DeJesus (Adelitas Way)

METAL CHURCH Return with legendary vocalist; new album announced for March



Hard rock titans Metal Church return with their latest album ‘XI’, scheduled for a worldwide (ex North America, South America and Japan) release on March 25th via Nuclear Blast Records. The band’s 11th studio release also marks the return of legendary vocalist and front man Mike Howe. The reunion between Mike and Metal Church started in July of 2014 when Mike started working with Kurdt Vanderhoof on a side project he was forming with Nigel Glockler from Saxon. Through these initial conversations, Kurdt convinced Mike to ultimately return to Metal Church. The idea was to see if they could recapture some of the magic from the three albums they released in the late 80’s: ‘The Human Factor’, ‘Blessing In Disguise’ and ‘Hanging In The Balance’. Out of those sessions, ‘XI’ was born and captures the sound that made the band fan favorites in the 80‘s and mixes it with a new, invigorated sound for 2016.

“Sometimes I still can’t believe it myself, no one would have ever thought Mike would return after his departure almost two decades ago,” says guitarist and founding member Kurdt Vanderhoof.

“At first I struggled with the decision to come back, but after hearing the riffs that Kurdt was writing, I just couldn’t resist, the music called to me and I wanted to be part of it!,” says returning vocalist Mike Howe.

Metal Church have also released an official music video for the debut single from ‘XI’, 'No Tomorrow.' The video can be seen here:



It was filmed in the Satsop Nuclear Facility, an abandoned nuclear power plant in Elma, Washington. The video was directed by Jamie Chamberlin of Black Dahlia Films and features a unique visual that ties in to the location.

Nuclear Blast Europe has teamed up with Rat Pak Records through a worldwide licensing agreement for distribution of ‘XI’ in all territories outside of North America, South America and Japan. “We here at Rat Pak Records were very excited to receive a licensing request from Markus Staiger and his amazing team at Nuclear Blast Europe to release this new Metal Church ‘XI’ into their international territories, ultimately insuring that this album will reach every corner of the globe,” states Rat Pak Records president Joe O’Brien. Markus Staiger adds: “We are happy and proud to welcome Metal Church, an absolute metal legend, to the Nuclear Blast Europe family! When the self-titled debut album was released in 1984, it was a revelation to me - that this was how heavy metal had to sound like - with killer riffs and plenty of speed! We will do our utmost to help re-establish Metal Church here in Europe and get them back where they belong - in the ‘Champions League’ once again!“