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Monday, 22 February 2016

ENTERTAINMENT ONE PARTNERS WITH LIFEBLOOD, INC. ON ROCK / METAL IMPRINT LABEL



Entertainment One (eOne) today announced a partnership with metal label Lifeblood, Inc. to bring the Lifeblood Inc. imprint under eOne Music’s umbrella. As part of this exclusive deal, all releases will be marketed and distributed by eOne Music on a worldwide basis.

LIFEBLOOD was formed by three industry veterans Trevor Phipps (Unearth), famed producer Shane Frisby (Bury Your Dead, The Ghost Inside, and Becoming The Archetype) and entertainment attorney Alex Ploegsma.

Alongside this deal which will strengthen Lifeblood’s position in the metal world, the label also announces the first two signings under the new deal. 2016 will see full-length releases from both abstract death metal band THE SCHOENBERG AUTOMATON and metalcore band EARTHCALLER.

“Lifeblood represents another vehicle to bring great metal/rock artists to eOne," said Scott Givens, SVP of Metal, Entertainment One Music. “Their first round of releases are tremendous and there is much more to come.”

"Finding a proper home and partner for LifeBlood was key and we couldn't be any happier to finalize our vision with eOne,” said producer Shane Frisby.“With a roster that has included such an insane array of artists such as Hatebreed, Crowbar, The Game, DJ Drama and more, it’s truly a dream come true to work with such a diverse and multifaceted organization. The future is bright for LifeBlood and we are beyond excited for us to truly begin!”

"I couldn't be more excited to team up with my friends Shane and Alex on our new label and management venture," said Phipps. "I want to personally thank eOne Music for trusting in our ears and years of experience in many walks of the music business by giving us the opportunity to be part of their impeccable worldwide distribution and release music under the Lifeblood moniker."

Phipps’ band Unearth is part of the eOne roster, and continues to build an impressive metal legacy after releasing genre classics The Oncoming Storm and III: In the Eyes of Fire. Prior to co-founding Lifeblood, Phipps ran Ironclad Recordings, where he developed young bands and partnered with different established companies for distribution, including Metal Blade Records.

“I have massive respect for what Scott and his team are doing over at eOne and it is extremely exciting to be partnering with them on this endeavor,” added Alex Ploegsma, “I am looking forward to a long and fruitful relationship and cannot wait to get Earth Caller and The Schoenberg Automaton out to the masses!”

Adelitas Way Set To Release Highly Anticipated New Album "Getaway" (Out February 26th)



Las Vegas, Nevada - After just completing their 24 date national headline tour (The Bad Reputation Tour) to fantastic regional and national reviews Adelitas Way is set to release their highly anticipated new album Getaway (Out February 26th) on The Vegas Syn / The Fuel Music. The album which was voted Loudwire's "February 2016 Release Of The Month" includes the hit single "Bad Reputation" which in 4 weeks has gained the number 18 spot on Active Rock radio’s Mediabase chart, while also debuting at number 5 on RateTheMusic. Huge retail support and digital service providers are set in place for the albums launch on February 26th. Listen to Adelitas Way's "Bad Reputation" below:



Track Listing:

1. Bad Reputation 2. Get Away 3. The Good Die Young 4. Low 5. Put You In Place 6. I Get Around 7. Filthy Heart 8. Harbor the Fugitive 9. Sometimes You're Meant To Get Used 10. Shame 11. Deserve This

Pre-Order Adelitas Way's "Getaway" now on iTunes HERE.

About Adelitas Way:

Edgy Las Vegas-based hard rock outfit Adelitas Way formed in 2006, but it wasn’t until 2009 when they broke into the mainstream. Their anthemic song “Invincible”, from their self-titled debut album paved the way into numerous television spots, including the “CSI Miami” finale, served as the theme song for the weekly WWE Superstars show, was also featured in the THQ video game “Raw vs Smackdown” and on Fox Sports Network theme song for college football. Invincible has also been featured on ESPN Monday night football, and The ALCS on Fox.

Formed in the late 2000’s by lead vocalist Rick DeJesus, the band released its debut on Virgin Records in July ‘09. The band’s sophomore effort, “Home School Valedictorian”, arrived in Summer ‘11 spawning four Top 5 singles including two #1 hits at Rock radio. The record was the band’s highest selling album to date, selling over 150,000 copies and close to 1 MILLION singles.

At the end of 2012, Adelitas Way began writing their third album, which would be the first featuring Cushing and Robert Zakaryan with writing credits. In July 2013, they entered the studio with Grammy Award-winning producer Nick Raskulinecz to record. The album “Stuck” was released July 29, and had a Top 10 single with “Dog on a Leash”(#6) at active rock.

The band has toured the U.S. And Canada with Guns N Roses, Shinedown, Creed, Alter Bridge, Three Days Grace, Halestorm, Theory of a Deadman, Breaking Benjamin, The Pretty Reckless, Godsmack, Staind, Flyleaf, RED, 10 years, Chevelle, In this moment, and more.

They have also successfully headlined the US and ae a part of some of the biggest festivals in rock n roll year after year.

Society 1 Releases "I Can't Feel" Music Video



Los Angeles, California - Society 1 has released a music video for their track "I Can't Feel" from their album "Rise From The Dead". The video, which originally premiered with Metal Hammer, was directed and edited by singer Matt Zane of Lord Zane Productions (John 5, Wayne Static, Zakk Wylde, DMC, Orgy). The song was Produced & Mixed by Alex Crescioni at Stygian Sound and Mastered by Maor Appelbaum at Maor Appelbaum Mastering. Watch Society 1's "I Can't Feel" music video below:



When I direct our own videos it's always a challenge considering I have to jump in front and behind the camera. This video was the most difficult out of all the Society 1 videos because not only did I have to perform but imagine what was going on in the scene. Everything was done on green screen so I was just trying to think about what it was supposed to look like. When I brought it into editing the real challenge began attempting to create what I envisioned. A very cool creative experience. We're going to concentrate in the realm of complete manifestations of worlds and environments for further video's to bring the music that much farther. We want every sound and visual to really capture the full spectrum of the viewers imagination. - Matt Zane (Society 1)

Purchase Society 1's "I Can't Feel" on iTunes HERE.

About Society 1:

"Society 1 captures the essence of abuse, overkill and ultimate inspiration..."

One of the many quotes that describe what Society 1 has become since their inception. Love or hate what Society 1 stand for, no one can argue with the controversial recognition of this band. They have pushed limits that didn't even exist prior to their existence.

LA Weekly described Lord Zane as an embodiment of "Morrisonesque shamanics and Satanic self-determination."

Brooklyn, NY's Lion In The Mane Launches Indiegogo Campaign for Upcoming EP 'Echoes in Absence' EP, Out March 22



Brooklyn, NY's Lion In The Mane will release their new EP, 'Echoes in Absence', on March 22.

The band has launched an Indiegogo campaign to aid in the release of the upcoming EP with a portion of the proceeds going to Autism Speaks. Click HERE to learn more and to check out a video from the band.

Lion In The Mane will tour in support of the EP on The American Gentlemen Tour with special guests City Under Siege. The tour kicks off on March 11 and runs through March 29. See dates below.

'Echoes in Absence' was produced by the band's own Dmitry Libman (who also engineered) and Jon Masters and recorded at The Residence in the Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania in the Summer/Fall of 2015.

Formerly known as The Atlas, Lion in The Mane consists of Jon Masters (lead vocals, guitar, keys, bass), Dmitry Libman (lead guitar and backing vocals), Andrew Lynch (guitar and backing vocals) and Johnny Coryn (drums).

Formed in 2009, Lion in The Mane's musical style has been described as "building crescendos with dynamic conclusions which indicates the work of experienced musicians with a conscientious attention to songwriting detail."

LITM's debut EP, 'The Way We're Wired', was released independently in August 2011. The follow-up, 2015's 'The Noise War' was recorded with producer Kory Gable (Major League, Strike Anywhere) and mastered by Grammy Award-winner Adam Ayan (Augustana, The Band Perry, A Perfect Circle).

Lion In The Mane is:

Dmitry Libman (electric guitar, acoustic guitar, keys, synths, ukulele, background vocals) Jon Masters (vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, piano, harmonica) Andrew Lynch (guitar, background vocals) Johnny Coryn (drums, percussion, background vocals)

Upcoming tour dates:

3/11 Williamsport, PA Bullfrog Brewery 3/12 Pittsburgh, PA Radioactive 3/ 13 Indianapolis, IN Irving Theatre 3/15 Tulsa, OK Hunt Club 3/16 Dallas, TX The Door 3/17 Austin, TX Cheers Rooftop 6th Street @ Midnight 3/18 Austin, TX Dizzy Rooster (Red Gorilla) @ 4pm 318 Austin, TX Badlands Austin Time TBA 3/19 Austin , TX Big Bang Bar 6th Street @ 3pm 3/20 Grand Prarie, TX So What Festival 3/23 Orlando, FL Bombshells 3/24 Tampa, FL Orpheum 3/25 Jacksonville, FL Jackrabbits 3/26 Nashville, TN TBA 3/27 Raleigh, NC TBA 3/28 Philadelphia, PA TBA 3/29 New York, NY Arlene's Grocery

DARKYRA Announces European Headline Tour Dates



Australian symphonic metallers DARKYRA will play for the first time live in Europe, announcing a headline tour in April 2016 through the Netherlands and Germany.

The following dates have been confirmed:

07. April - Jack's Music Bar, Zwolle (NL) 08. April - De Engel, Den Helder (NL) 09. April - De Driesprong, Aalten (NL) 10. April - Home, Eibergen (NL) 13. April - Don't Panic, Essen (DE) 14. April - The Cave, Amsterdam (NL) 15. April - T'vereinshoes, Vaals (NL) 16. April - Garage DeLuxe, München (DE) 17. April - Rockkneipe Jungfer, Arnstadt (DE)

DARKYRA Touring Musicians:

Gina Bafile 'Darkyra Black' - Vocals Daniel Grainger - Drums Kostis Vihos - Bass Kim Siragusa - Keyboard Dave Lyon - Guitar

DARKYRA released their second album 'Fool' in July 2015. Darkyra Black‘s unique vocal is far from predictable as she has a way of blending together all the different colors of her voice taking you on an emotional roller coaster unlike any other female artist.

HELL OR HIGHWATER, FEATURING ATREYU'S BRANDON SALLER, SIGN TO SEARCH & DESTROY/SPINEFARM RECORDS



Hell or Highwater, the rock band featuring Atreyu drummer/vocalist Brandon Saller on lead vocals, have signed to Search & Destroy/Spinefarm Records. They will release Vista via the label in 2016.

"We're so incredibly excited to be a part of the Spinefarm/Search & Destroy family. We've been crafting this album for two years and can't wait to share it with the world," Saller enthused.



Since their inception, Hell or Highwater have earned comparisons to acts like Foo Fighters and Muse, thanks to their knack for crafting unforgettable and uplifting rock songs.

Hell or Highwater honed their live chops by securing a spot on the annual UPROAR Tour in 2013 and also toured the world with the likes of Avenged Sevenfold, whose frontman M. Shadows contributed vocals on the song "Go Alone," as well as Stone Sour and The Used.

They've survived van wrecks and line-up changes but they've emerged stronger than ever and are eager to start their next chapter and deliver new material to fans.

Hell or High-water resurfaced last year with a new song and video for "I'll Be Waiting," which you can watch HERE.