Music fans rejoice - You Me At Six, Dreamers, and MachineHeart have announced the best start to 2019; from Feb. 21st to March 16th - the Back Again Tour!
You Me At Six has been a band that has continuously grown with their music - staying true to their British rock sound while adding an edginess that appeals to many. With amazing albums like Take Off Your Colours and Sinners Never Sleep, YMAS has captivated their fanbase for years. And as of October of this year, they have their newest album, VI, quickly becoming a fan favorite.
Dreamers | Jimmy Kimmel Live | 09.08.18 | "Sweet Disaster" | (2016) Album:
Within the past year or two, Dreamers has taken the alternative rock scene by storm. With their upbeat yet meaningful lyrics, style, and stage presence, they have captured the attention of many and continue to grow. Some major accomplishments of the band include playing "Sweet Disaster" on Jimmy Kimmel Live in September as well as a headlining tour. On July 13th, 2108 the band released, 'Launch;' a four song EP that serves as "the first of a trilogy of releases."
MachineHeart | Pre-Order 'People Change' Album Out February 8, 2019:
The tour will kick off on February 21st in Boston, MA and wrap up on March 16th in Atlanta, GA. Click the link in the photo below to visit the source of the flyer.
What songs are you excited to hear?
Over the past few years,The 1975 has been a big player in the music scene and for the hype around their new album, A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships, is real.
With the album, the band has announced both a UK/Ireland, and North American tour along with European dates to commence in Spring of 2019; the full album will be released on November 30th, 2018 via Dirty Hit and Polydor Records.
The album is available for pre-order online at this official link here and at Target; otherwise stream the YouTube audio singles below or on Itunes/Spotify.
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The 1975 | "It's Not Living (If it's Not With You)" | 'A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships' | 2018
A fan favorite of the album already is "It’s Not Living (If It’s Not With You):"
At first listen, "It’s Not Living (If It’s Not With You)" definitely catches my interest and I can’t wait for the full album to be released. As someone who is new to the 1975 and who’s always looking for new music, this is definitely a release I'm anticipating.
This single, published on October 18th, 2018 has already gathered 1M+ views; showing the dedication of the 1975 fans. The song has no doubt been on repeat across their international audience.
In the end, with a band as electic and talented as the 1975, it’s going to be fun seeing what journey this new album takes the band and fans alike.
The 1975 North American tour in support of the new album kicks off Spring of 2019 on March 20th; the very first tour date will commence in Guadalajara, Mexico. The North America tour will run until June 3rd, 2019 with the last stage in Toronto, Ontario. Visit: the1975.com/northamerica for tickets and further information.
Dave Stephens made the announcement in a recent interview with Kerrang! following a tribute show for Kyle Pavone.
The band recently finished touring with Bullet For My Valentine amidst the devastating loss of the late vocalist and will not take the much needed off-time to process the past few months. “I think as of now, we need some time to navigate our grief,” says Stephen.
Pavone passed away on August 25 from an accidental overdose. WCAR has since set up the Kyle Pavone Foundation to honor the late singer’s life. As for the future of the group, vocalist Dave Stephens says that the band has no plans on ever replacing Pavone.
“We wrote those songs together and they’re still my songs as well, but it’s weird even for me singing his parts,” he says. “I’m sure it’s kind of strange to the fans and the band, but I can’t imagine how much more strange it would be to have someone else singing them permanently. We don’t ever want to add another member again, and at this point, we’re closer than ever. We wanna do our best to honour [him] and make him proud but never replace him. He definitely won’t be forgotten.”
There are multiple ways to support the foundation. To donate to the Kyle Pavone Foundation, you can do so by donating a specified amount on the site, texting “Support KYLE” to 20222, or you can send checks or money orders to the following:
The Kyle Pavone Foundation/BCCF
32 West Michigan Ave. Suite 1
Battle Creek Michigan 49017
Mike Shinoda released 'Post Traumatic' on June 15th, 2018 via Warner Bros. Records; the sixteen track album is on tour this Fall throughout the U.S. up until November 17th, 2018 culminating at Silver Spring in Maryland. Our review of the album includes our first impressions of all the music videos released in promotion.
Visit the album 'Post Traumatic' on the official website here or stream below:
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Pitchfork wrote in a 'Post Traumatic' review, "On October 27, 2017, three months after the suicide of their bandmate Chester Bennington, the surviving members of Linkin Park played a tribute concert at the Hollywood Bowl." The video mentioned is embedded above and below courtesy of Linkin Park official YouTube.
1. "Place to Start:" This song is written from the heart; the MV features Mike Shinoda directly projecting his vulnerable lyrics introducing 'Post Traumatic.' Towards the end of the song and video we embrace shock and grief; voicemails left by Shinoda's loved ones are sampled in contrast with footage of a child's room.
2. "Over Again:" Another home made video is welcomed as a sequel; this song and video initiates an internal dialog. The hook, "Sometimes- you don't say goodbye once - you say goodbye over and over and over again" is flipped by a harsher Fort Minor reminiscent delivery, "What (are) they saying, I’m not raw? What the fu*k you take me for? All the sudden you hear what I’ve said a hundred ways before? I been pushed, I been trapped - Drug myself through hell and back -."
3. "Watching As I Fall:" No longer is this a progression of home-videos, here; Shinoda introduces himself as a filmmaker for 'Post Traumatic.' This video adds dynamic flashbacks to hand-held vlogging; his signature is in the editing.
A candid monologue greets us at the end of this music video where Shinoda explains: "It's been coming up four months since Chester passed away; the holidays are going to be hard." Shinoda adds, "It's stress. I open my phone - everything I read on the news from stuff inside the country; and stuff outside the country; weird racist... garbage, chaos... It's hard to even just set up an appointment to go to the doctor in the midst of all the chaos."
If you did not know, 8123 Fest is a music festival put on by The Maine that takes place in Phoenix, Arizona - celebrating the band's anniversary in their home town.
The hype behind the fest initiated after its 2017 debut, and fans from all over the world are prepping for round two in 2019. View the year one documentary below!
The festival will take place over an extended weekend from Thursday, January 18th through Saturday January 20th; ending with a meet and greet with the band.
8123 Fest | 2019 | Official Tickets
8123 Fest | 2017 | Official Documentary & APTV Official Concert Recap
8123 Fest | 2019 | Art Gallery
Fun events such as a pop up shop filled with merch, and an 8123 fest art gallery!
Check out this art painting on the left by The Maine frontman John OâCallaghan:
8123 Fest | 2019 | Accompanied Acts
Any guesses as to who might be joining the lineup?
Corey Taylor has made it pretty clear that 2019 is going to be Slipknot's year. Just look below.
Need any more proof? The frontman has even gone on the record saying that the he will take a break from Stone Sour to focus on Slipknot. The first objective: finishing up the bands followup to their 2014 album, .5 The Gray Chapter. The future is looking bright for all you maggots.
In a recent Twitter exchange with a fan All That Remains front man, Phil Labonte stated that he wants to tour with Corey Taylor; Stone Sour or Slipknot. And then Corey Taylor joined the conversation ...
With both bands planning to release new albums within the next year, the likelihood of them touring together is a very real possibility. All That Remains released their new single 'Fuck Love' last Monday. Hint hint, it's very heavy and indeed very metal.
Would you like to see a tour co-headed by All That Remains and Slipknot?
Mental Health is a crucial topic in need of open conversation, and musicians are not exempt to this. Fame and fortune become fickle in the face of this struggle. For Suicide Awareness Month, a mission throughout September, rockstars speak out to illuminate their own struggles, but also to inspire their community to speak out as well.
Always an advocate for this cause, Lzzy Hale of Halestorm was one of the first to take action. On September 9th, Lzzy joined in on a two hour broadcast on with a surplus of other musicians to discuss mental health and the importance of not keeping it bottled up. "Find your therapy, find that thing, you know, that makes you you, that makes you feel better, and do that," she shares. "Let's make sure that whoever is struggling knows that they are not alone."
Following this, Lzzy took to her online Diary to share a much deeper, more personal story. "Before the start of this record I was in a dark place. And this time, I wasn't sure if I could fight my way out," she recalls. "What people don't tell you about depression is that it's not like this big even happens and all of a sudden you are sad. It starts very small, picking at you piece by piece, compounding on itself, and by the time you realize what's happening the beast has gotten so big that it's unrecognizable...like a thick fog all around you until you can no longer see the way home."
Knowing this feeling first hand, and knowing the danger of keeping it quiet, Lzzy took to social media, promoting her unique and personal movement, #RaiseYourHorns. This was met with endless selfies, stories, and songs from fans and musicians alike.
Brent Smith and Eric Bass of Shinedown also shared some personal insight into their new hit "GET UP" off of the album 'ATTENTION ATTENTION.' Brent reveals that he wrote the lyrics as a witness to the struggles Eric endured with depression.
Eric adds, "We're writing our experiences down and performing them through music. If a kid can listen to our song and go, 'He's writing about something that he knows that he's lived through, and I've lived through the same thing,' it gives them hope."
This one song has been changing lives since the very first note, both for the fans as well as the band members. This impact led to the fan created #GETUP movement, which took off among listeners, and grabbed the attention of the band as well.
#GETUP & #RaiseYourHorns | #SuicidePreventionMonth
These artists are revolutionizing the mental health stigma from the inside out. A simple song, a photo, a blog, even a hashtag - all hold the immense potential and possibility to bring about real change. Rockers, head-bangers, and strangers to the scene come together in Unity. So #GETUP and #RaiseYourHorns for #SuicidePreventionMonth - and every month.
Authors: Alison Bauer and Erica Doubek
Bring Me The Horizon announced that their sixth studio album titled, 'Amo;' will be released on January 11th, 2019 via RCA; Pre-order your exclusive copy here.
To support the new record, BMTH have broadcast their 'First Love' world tour. Kicking off in the U.K. on November 5th, 2018; they will continue on to U.S. and Australia; culminating in Melbourne on May 13th, 2019; here are pre-sale tickets.
'Amo' will include their first 2018 single, "Mantra;" the official music video is attached below. Stream our review with us & be sure to schedule your tickets early!
Gif | "Mantra" 2018 by BMTH Official MV
Erica: This video takes a wild and shocking path of endless twists and turns. Various old school scenes from television commercials are speckled between flashes of the band members. The beginning calls to awaken you from your mindless wandering, whereas the end points towards death instead, making this a wild ride from start to finish.
Alison: As the first single and music video to their upcoming record 'Amo' we have much to anticipate from Bring Me The Horizon. When might you predict the release of a second single or music video? Visit their 2018 & 2019 tour dates below!
11/05 — Stuttgart, DE @ Schleyer-Halle
11/06 — Hamburg, DE @ Sporthalle
11/08 — Berlin, DE @ Ufo Im Velodrome
11/09 — Chemnitz, DE @ Messe
11/10 — Vienna, AT @ Stadthalle
11/12 — Zurich, CH @ Samsun Hall
11/13 — Milan, IT @ Forum
11/14 — Munich, DE @ Zenith
11/16 — Antwerp, BE @ Lotto
11/17 — Frankfurt, DE @ Jahrhunderthalle
11/18 — Duesseldorf, DE @ Mitsubishi Electric Halle
11/20 — Amsterdam, NL @ Afas Live
11/21 — Paris, FR @ Le Zenith
11/23 — Birmingham, UK @ Arena
11/24 — Leeds, UK @ First Direct Arena
11/25 — Glasgow, UK @ SSE Hydro
11/27 — Cardiff, UK @ Motorpoint Arena
11/29 — London, UK @ Alexandra Palace
11/30 — London, UK @ Alexandra Palace
North American dates:
01/23/19 — Nashville, TN @ Municipal Auditorium
01/25/19 — Orlando, FL @ CFE Arena
01/26/19 — Atlanta, GA @ Coca-cola Roxy
01/28/19 — Fairfax, VA @ Eaglebank Arena
01/29/19 — Manhattan, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom
02/01/19 — Boston, MA @ Tsongas Center
02/02/19 — Montreal, QC @ Place Bell
02/04/19 — Detroit, MI @ The FIllmore Detroit
02/05/19 — Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
02/06/19 — Minneapolis, MN @ Armory
02/08/19 — Dallas, TX @ South Side Ballroom
02/09/19 — Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center
02/11/19 — Denver, CO @ The Fillmore Auditorium
02/13/19 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
02/15/19 — Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre
02/16/19 — Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint
04/10/19 — Brisbane @ Entertainment Centre
04/12/19 — Sydney @ Qudos Bank Arena
04/13/19 — Melbourne @ Rod Vaer Arena
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FAME Studio has done it again! Thursday August 30th, 2018 brought big news of a tribute album to be released from the famous Muscle Shoals studio. Sporting the clever and commendable title, Muscle Shoals: 'Small Town, Big Sound,' this album connects artists across an array of genres and styles to recreate timeless songs that originated at FAME Studio. Each song maintains the integrity of the original piece and transports you back in time, while simultaneously conveying a fresh and exciting variation, both instrumentally and vocally.
The full album releases on September 28th, 2018 with a preorder and video trailer available now. Linked here: http://smarturl.it/MuscleShoalsTribute; screen below!
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The [pre-order] includes an instant download of “Brown Sugar” by Steven Tyler & Nuno Bettencourt; watch below or stream on the Muscle Shoals YouTube.
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With the news of this album, a promotional video was released that included interviews with the contributing artists, clips of the recordings in action, as well as footage from the 2013 documentary surrounding FAME studios titled simply Muscle Shoals. This video gets you hyped up and prepares your ears for the incredible experience this album will deliver. Watch the video for a taste of what is to come, and view the track list above!
I had the pleasure of getting an exclusive behind the scenes look into the making of this album. Bob Wray, a studio musician of 48 years and a brilliant bassist, played bass on four songs with the artists Michael McDonald, Alan Jackson, Brent Smith, and Steven Tyler. “Getting called to play on this project was a huge compliment to me and I am proud to be a part of the album,” he stated. “After 48 years of being a session player, I am pleased to have this project included in my credentials.”
Steven Tyler brought his signature scream and unique edgy vocals to this experience, transforming the song into a modern twist of the classic original. The Alabama soul-flow resonates throughout the song as the saxophone blasts the listener back to the old Muscle Shoals days. Just one track off this album is all that is needed to demonstrate the pure, unique, and timeless sound that comes out of FAME each and every time.
“If you stop for a moment and think about the most influential songs of all time, I guarantee you a vast majority of those songs were recorded in Muscle Shoals, Alabama,” Brent Smith of Shinedown expressed. “Muscle Shoals was, and is, all about the artist, the songs, and the attitude. What an honor to be a part of this special project with my version of “Mustang Sally” [original version by Wilson Pickett below].
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This particular song, “Selfishly I Sink,” has been defined by vocalist Brendan Murphy as, “one of the few b-sides from You’re Not You Anymore. Although it doesn’t really have a place on the record I’m still excited that the song finally gets to see the light of day.”
Mixing together melodic tones and heavier ‘mosh-pit’ riffs, Counterparts has such a diverse sound that metal lovers of all backgrounds can enjoy. With emotion-provoking lyrics and a powerful message, “Selfishly I Sink” comes straight from the heart of the members of the band. This song is open for interpretation per each individual listen, but one of the most powerful lyrics I listened to would have to be, “Emotions cast like stones skipped across empty lakes, and selfishly I sink.” Anybody that’s ever felt like their feelings have been thrown aside or proclaimed unreasonable can definitely find comfort in this song.
Unlike traditional music video standards, this song has a video unique all on its own. Mixing together various live show clips from all over the world, as well as bloopers from life on the road with the band members, the video for “Selfishly I Sink” is creative and individual.
Sep 20 - New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
Sep 21 - Baltimore, MD - Soundstage
Sep 22 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
Sep 23 - New York, NY - Gramercy Theatre
Sep 25 - Pittsburgh, PA - Rex Theater
Sep 26 - Detroit, MI - The Shelter
Sep 27 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
Sep 28 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
Sep 29 - St. Louis, MO - Fubar
Sep 30 - Lawrence, KS - Granada Theater
Oct 2 - Denver, CO - Marquis Theatre
Oct 3 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
Oct 5 - San Diego, CA - SOMA
Oct 6 - Pomona, CA - Glasshouse
Oct 7 - Berkeley, CA - Cornerstone
Oct 9 - Phoenix, AZ - Club Red
Oct 12 - Dallas, TX - RBC
Oct 13 - San Antonio, TX - Alamo City Music Hall
Oct 14 - Houston, TX - Houston Underground
Oct 15 - New Orleans, LA - Gasa Gasa
Oct 17 - Orlando, FL - Sound Bar
Oct 18 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
Oct 19 - Greensboro, NC - Blind Tiger
Oct 20 - Richmond, VA - Canal Club
Oct 21 - Philadelphia, PA - Foundry