Grammy Award-winning Swedish metal band Ghost announced the Rats On The Road Tour today which hits 20 cities. Starting off on May 5th in Riverside, CA the band will make their way across the US with the tour ending on June 1st in St. Paul, MN. Tickets including VIP packages go on sale at Ghost’s official site on Saturday, March 3rd @ 10 AM EST.
Want a taste of what Ghost sounds like live before seeing them in-person? Checkout their latest live double-album release Ceremony and Devotion, which was recorded during their 2017 Popestar tour. It includes cuts off their latest EP Popestar as well as their critically acclaimed 2015 release Meliora.
New music from Ghost will be coming out later this year but for now check them out at one of the upcoming dates listed below:
Ghost US Tour Dates
May 05, 2018 - Riverside, CA - RMA
May 06, 2018 - Tucson, AZ - Tucson Music Hall
May 08, 2018 - Houston, TX - Revention
May 10, 2018 - Chattanooga, TN - Tivoli
May 11, 2018 - Cincinnati, OH - The Taft Theatre
May 12, 2018 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore
May 13, 2018 - Columbus, OH - Express Live
May 15, 2018 - Port Chester, NY - The Capitol Theatre
May 16, 2018 - Syracuse, NY - Crouse Hinds Theater
May 18, 2018 - Pittsburgh, PA - Benedum Center
May 19, 2018 - Philadelphia, PA - WMMR BBQ
May 20, 2018 - Washington, DC - Warner Theatre
May 22, 2018 - Asheville, NC - Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
May 23, 2018 - Nashville, TN - Tennessee PAC
May 25, 2018 - St. Louis, MO - Peabody Opera House
May 26, 2018 - Pryor, OK - Rocklahoma
May 27, 2018 - Memphis, TN - Cannon Center
May 29, 2018 - Ft. Wayne, IN - The Clyde Theater
May 31, 2018 - Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theater
June 01, 2018 - St. Paul, MN - The Palace Theater
Falling In Reverse video "Losing My Mind;" On Tour with A Day To Remember, Papa Roach, The Devil Wears Prada
Encounter neon lasers, rap, dark venom and dream-state-hypnosis in the new Falling In Reverse music video, "Losing My Mind" (02.22) from Epitaph Records.
Yes, rap! While it's easy to pick out the track's rock, punk and metal roots; the song also has a lyrical flow reminiscent of Macklemore. In a statement, vocalist Ronnie Radke explains, "When people say, 'You aren't allowed to play that kind of music, you are this kind of music,' it makes me want to do it even more."
"Losing My Mind" was directed by frequent collaborator, Ethan Lader, who previously produced the Stranger Things inspired, "Superhero," (06.10.17) and the anti-Nazi anthem, "F*ck You and All Your Friends."
Right around the 2:25 MIN mark, the futuristic-clad muse of the video spits dark ink-like venom; watch the Gif below. The event causes Ronnie Radke to fall into a hypnotic cataclysm of clouds.
"I always thought that the world was going to end in my lifetime;
Another Radke quote, "You don't have to dress a certain way to like a certain kind of music. I'll dress like a f*cking cowboy and play power metal if I want. I want to thank Brett Gurewitz from Epitaph for giving me artistic freedom."
As far as wardrobe for the MV, "Losing My Mind": Members play equipped with futuristic LED glasses; the keyboardist wears motor-inspired gloves, and the drummer slays in a gas mask.
FALLING IN REVERSE ON TOUR:
WITH A DAY TO REMEMBER, PAPA ROACH, THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA:
2/23 — St. Louis, MO — Chaifeitz Arena
2/24 — Chicago, IL — UIC Pavillion
2/27 — Salt Lake City, UT — The Great Salt Air Amphitheatre
2/28 — Las Vegas, NV — The Joint at The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
3/2 — San Francisco, CA — San Francisco Armory
3/4 — Mesa, AZ — Mesa Amphitheatre
3/6 — San Antonio, TX — Sunken Gardens Theater
3/7 — Dallas, TX — The Bomb Factory
3/12 — New York, NY — Hammerstein Ballroom
3/13 — Baltimore, MD — UMBC Event Center
3/15 — Lowell, MA — Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell
3/16 — Allentown, PA — PPL Center
3/17 — Pittsburgh, PA — Petersen Events Center
3/19 — Atlanta, GA — Coca Cola Roxy
3/20 — St. Augustine, FL — St. Augustine Amphitheatre
Night Riots have stolen the hearts of music fans everywhere with their British-pop sound and free spirited energy on stage. After creating quite the buzz as a supporting act on the Modern Nostalgia Tour, it wasn't long before fans were demanding to know when their next tour was. Rejoice, it's finally here!
The band will hit the road starting on 6/1 in Phoenix, AZ and wrap up on 6/30 in Los Angeles, CA. Supporting acts include Silent Rival and Courtship. Check out the list of dates below.
06.01 – Phoenix, AZ
06.02 - El Paso, TX
06.04 - Austin, TX
06.05 - Dallas, TX
06.06 - Houston, TX
06.08 - Atlanta, GA
06.09 - Charlotte, NC
06.10 - Washington, DC
06.12 - Boston, MA
06.13 - Brooklyn, NY
06.15 - Philadelphia, PA
06.16 - Albany, NY
06.18 - Columbus, OH
06.20 - St. Louis, MO
06.21 - Cleveland, OH
06.22 - Chicago, IL
06.23 - Detroit, MI
06.25 - Kansas City, MO
06.26 - Denver, CO
06.27 - Salt Lake City, UT
06.29 - San Francisco, CA
06.30 - Los Angeles, CA
Tickets go on sale Friday 3/1 and can be purchased on Night Riots’ website.
After bending fans minds with cryptic Instagram posts over the past couple of days, Metallica has finally made their big announcement:
Metallica's WorldWired Tour returns to North America this Fall! Following last summer's stadium run, Metallica is bringing the most metal production currently being seen in European arenas to the U.S. and Canada kicking off on September 2, 2018, in Madison, WI. Along the way, they will be performing in thirty-four cities that they did not last year, including a few that the band hasn't played in decades; Grand Forks, ND (nearly 30 years), Sioux Falls, SD, El Paso, TX, Birmingham, AL (nearly 26 years) and State College, PA (20 years).
Pre-sale for Fan Club members begins tomorrow, February 27th. Visit https://metallica.com/metclub for all the details. Citi card members may purchase tickets beginning at 11:00 AM local time tomorrow, February 27th and Spotify will have pre-sale tickets starting on Wednesday February 28th. For a complete list of other pre-sales, visit https://metallica.com. Tickets will be available to the public starting Friday, March 2nd.
METALLICA WORLDWIRED NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES 2018-2019
Sep 2, 2018 - Madison, WI - Kohl Center
Sep 4, 2018 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Center
Sep 6, 2018 - Lincoln, NE - Pinnacle Bank Arena
Sep 8, 2018 - Grand Forks, ND - Alerus Center
Sep 11, 2018 - Sioux Falls, SD - Denny Sanford Premier Center
Sep 13, 2018 - Winnipeg, MB - Bell MTS Place
Sep 15, 2018 - Saskatoon, SK - SaskTel Centre
Oct 16, 2018 - Milwaukee, WI - Wisconsin Entertainment and Sport Center
Oct 18, 2018 - Pittsburgh, PA - PPG Paints Arena
Oct 20, 2018 - State College, PA - Bryce Jordan Center
Oct 22, 2018 - Charlotte, NC - Spectrum Center
Oct 27, 2018 - Buffalo, NY - KeyBank Center
Oct 29, 2018 - Albany, NY - Times Union Center
Nov 26, 2018 - Las Vegas, NV - T-Mobile Arena
Nov 28, 2018 - Boise, ID - Taco Bell Arena
Nov 30, 2018 - Salt Lake City, UT - Vivint Smart Home Arena
Dec 2, 2018 - Spokane, WA - Spokane Arena
Dec 5, 2018 - Portland, OR - Moda Center
Dec 7, 2018 - Sacramento, CA - Golden 1 Center
Dec 9, 2018 - Fresno, CA - Save Mart Center
Jan 18, 2019 - Tulsa, OK - BOK Center
Jan 20, 2019 - Little Rock, AR - Verizon Arena
Jan 22, 2019 - Birmingham, AL - Legacy Arena at The BJCC
Jan 24, 2019 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
Jan 28, 2019 - Raleigh, NC - PNC Arena
Jan 30, 2019 - Cincinnati, OH - U.S. Bank Arena
Feb 1, 2019 - Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena
Feb 28, 2019 - El Paso, TX - Don Haskins Center
Mar 2, 2019 - Lubbock, TX - United Supermarkets Arena
Mar 4, 2019 - Wichita, KS - Intrust Bank Arena
Mar 6, 2019* - Kansas City, MO - *Sprint Center*
Mar 9, 2019 - Louisville, KY - KFC Yum! Center
Mar 11, 2019 - Indianapolis, IN - Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Mar 13, 2019 - Grand Rapids, MI - Van Andel Arena
*On sale date TBA.
By Steven Kourepenos
We are just a month away from Breaking Benjamin’s highly anticipated record Ember, coming out on April 13th on Hollywood Records. Once again, the band has given its fans a taste of the new sound with the new single, 'Blood'. This tune certainly picks up where ‘Red Cold River’ and ‘Feed the Wolf’ left off - a familiar Breaking Benjamin sound with honest lyrics, combative guitars and an aggressive driving force throughout.
Out of the three songs released so far, this is personally my favorite chorus which draws inspiration from Phobia’s ‘Topless’ and Dear Agony’s ‘Crawl’ and is sure to be a fan favorite. Old school fans who enjoy the brutal honesty of Burnley’s writing will love lyrics such as “Sick of f***** up // Tired of falling in” which interweaves seamlessly into the stinging guitars of the first verse. There are some definite nu-metal vibes tones used in the guitar mix and especially the last bridge that bring bands like Mudvayne and Taproot to mind, which a nice ‘quiet-loud’ contrast.
In recent interviews, Ben Burnley has mentioned that they are looking to make this a heavier record than Dark Before Dawn. Burnley recently said, “Playing-wise, it’s the most difficult album” which certainly sheds some light on the complexity of the guitar work. The three guitar dynamic is without question at the front of the mix in all three of these songs and looks to be a main component in the formula for Ember. It is also important to mention that this is the first record that the new lineup has fully written together as Dark Before Dawn was previously written by Ben Burnley intermittently during the band’s hiatus.
Breaking Benjamin just wrapped up their Winter tour with Avenged Sevenfold and Bullet For My Valentine and will be playing the festival circuit coming up in the Spring and Summer with gigs at Welcome to Rockville, Carolina Rebellion and Rock On The Range.
To celebrate the upcoming release of Hard Feelings, due out March 23rd via Rise Records, Bless The Fall have released two new music videos: “Wishful Sinking” (02/15) and “Melodramatic” (01/29). Fans can preorder the album here. Band members include Beau Bokan (vocals), Jared Warth (bass & additional vocals), Eric Lambert (lead guitar), and Elliot Gruenberg (guitar).
“Wishful Sinking” shatters records as Bless The Fall’s latest music video produced by Rise. Embarking on the album artwork elements of lucid pinks and blues, inter-dimensional travel is quickly induced throughout the metalcore tempo of the lyrics and music. Abstract compositions of geometric fractals, glitched neon lights, lush plants, and striking tarantulas are contrasted by concert live performance imagery shot by cinematographer Michael Iwamoto.
My favorite drop is right around @3:30MIN; a furied, “I’m dying to let you know; They’re coming for you,” blends into the lyrics, “You’re the shore, I’m the tidal wave; I’m the reason you’re coming up for air; holding on to a memory. You can blame it on wishful sinking. I’d try to save you. But what were you thinking.”
Their first single and MV off Hard Feelings originated with “Melodramatic;” this specific music video was directed by Brendan Barone & Sam Shapiro. Visually, Bless The Fall performs in an abandoned warehouse lit by low-hanging neon bulbs glowing intermittently in red and blue. The room is constantly warped by geometric glitches tracked to the beat of the music. I’m a fan of the emotional delivery of the lyrics, “ If you wanted a war; I guess you got what you came for,” and the stricter delivery of, “You’ll try and you’ll fail; I’ll be the one that prevails.”
Shortly after the debut of Hard Feelings, Bless The Fall, will open for the Black Veil Brides and Asking Alexandria on the Resurrection Tour commencing on April 28th (Jacksonville, FL) until May 19th (Columbus, Ohio).
Ben Bruce of Asking Alexandria anticipates this to be “the greatest tour of the year” and “can’t wait to see you all,” According to LoudWire.
Additionally, Bless The Fall will headline a 2018 European Tour starting June 8th at the Download Festival in Donnington, U.K. until their closing act on June 20th at the Vainstream RockFest in Münster, Germany.
The Hard Feelings tracklist has been publically released and includes themes such as:
1. “Wishful Sinking”
2. “Find Yourself”
4. “Feeling Low”
6. “I’m Over Being Under(rated)”
7. “Sleepless in Phoenix”
8. “Keep Me Close”
9. “Sakura Blues”
10. “Welcome Home”
1. Crossfaith - “Monolith” | July 17th, 2012
Why am I just learning now, today, this morning, about Crossfaith: heavy metal from Osaka, Japan. They are touring Europe in 2018.
Searching for their throwbacks; I was absolutely shocked into a cosmos-crushing experience discovering, “Monolith” from their 2012 EP Zion via Halfcut/Shock Records. Livid for this.
Alternative to the MV, watch “Monolith” performed live at Warped Tour 2013.
Fun fact: The groups Zion EP was named after the “last human city” in The Matrix film series. In an interview, Crossfaith explains, “There are so many people who wake up from [a] virtual reality called “Matrix;” this record brings you to the next level!”
“Break away, injecting the void | Your weapons of hate will crush all the hearts that you’ve won | Destroy these weapons of hate.”
The techno-inspired insidious dance-melody of, “Monolith” reigns. To credit this unique generation of metal, hardcore and dubstep: we have the keyboard of Terufumi Tamano accompanied by the guttural screams of vocalist Kenta Koie; guitar by Kazuki Takemura and drums from Tatsuya Amano.
2. Pierce The Veil ft. Kellin Quinn - “King for a Day” | Aug. 6, 2012
“Long story short, you are all coming in tomorrow, to help the books look right,” the opening dialog for “King for a Day” by Pierce the Veil featuring Kellin Quinn, (vocalist from Sleeping With Sirens), sets the desire for revenge and justice against wage inequality and financial collusion; let out any current industry-collapse rage along to this unforgettable performance; the track premiered on the album: Collide With the Sky (2012) via Fearless Records.
The electronic elements wage fury around the climax of the song and MV @3:30Min; we hear “Come at me; Now this is war” and then a whisper go, “F*ck with this new beat” accompanied by a hardcore breakdown.
“I’m over-sleeping like a dog on the floor; Imagine living like a king someday | And if the bass shakes the earth underground, We’ll start a new revolution now.”
In the official “King for a Day” MV Behind the Scenes, frontman Vic Fuentes explains that their bassist, Jaime Preciado had a “heist video” dream, which manifested into their “robbing a bank” narrative. While recording his featured scenes screaming on top of a bank’s reception desk, Kellin claims regarding bloopers, “I accidentally air screamed in[to] my own fist.” For the fans, he adds, “I just was doing what I do in my own bedroom.”
3. Bring Me The Horizon - “Can You Feel My Heart” | Aug. 19, 2013
An entire year later at the same month, one of the most life-changing songs hit the metal scene; "Can You Feel My Heart" by BMTH, as the opening track from their 2013 album Sempiternal via RCA Records. Dispelling meditative lyrics on the path to self-realization that we can relate to such as:
In a statement, Vocalist Oliver Sykes comments on this particular song saying "it was the first time we realized that Jordan Fish [keyboards] was having a big impact on the writing: it's very heavy on the electronica," tremendously influencing the band's direction at the birth of Sempiternal.
“I long for that feeling to not feel at all. The higher I get, the lower I’ll sink. I can’t drown my demons they know how to swim.”
4. I See Stars - “Murder Mitten” | Oct. 22, 2013
Speaking of electronica and metal as well as throwbacks, how about an inception? I See Stars uses childhood home video footage to open the theme for, “Murder Mitten” off the New Demons (2013) album from Sumerian Records.
“Do you hear me now? Screaming at the top of my lungs all night; Why? Why? Ask my why. Go ahead and act like you don’t know why.”
According to this journal, brothers Devin Oliver (vocals) and Andrew Oliver (bass), documented inspiration for their success within this specific song, “We channeled our energy emotionally and mentally from our parents breaking up; We didn’t grow up fortunate; The meaning [of “Murder Mitten”] is to turn something tragic into something great.”
Canadian metal/hardcore band Counterparts just kicked off a North American tour with Architects and Stick To Your Guns, and in celebration of the excursion, the band has teamed up with RevolverMag.com to reveal a new video for their new record’s title track, “You’re Not You Anymore.”
Check out the video below!
To celebrate the 15th anniversary of their second studio punk rock album, Does This Look Infected? Sum 41 is hitting the road! The group will kick off their tour on April 27th in San Fransisco and will come to a winding stop in Los Angeles on May 26th.
"This year was meant to be spent working on new music," vocalist Deryck Whibley says. "I hadn't even realized that it was the 15-year anniversary of Does This Look Infected?."
The albums lyrical topics are quite a bit more darker than their past albums. Sum 41's frontman Deryck Whibley expressed, "A lot of stuff happened in the past year that opened our eyes to new things," Whibley said. "The whole last year has been really crazy around the world. There's been so much stuff going on and it's been so televised. I think we've all become more aware. When we were writing the last record everything was happy go lucky. Now this time we've seen a little bit more and our eyes have been opened up a little bit."
Fans can look for the general admission on-sale tickets today (Feb. 16) at 10AM local time via the band’s website! Their tour dates are listed below!
Sum 41 Does This Look Infected? 15th Anniversary Tour
April 27 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Warfield
April 28 – San Diego, Calif. @ House of Blues
April 29 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Van Buren
May 1 – Albuquerque, N.M. @ El Rey
May 3 – San Antonio, Texas @ Aztec
May 4 – Dallas, Texas @ South Side Ballroom
May 5 – Houston, Texas @ House of Blues
May 7 – Lake Buena Vista, Fla. @ House of Blues
May 8 – Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. @ Revolution
May 10 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Buckhead Theater
May 11 – Norfolk, Va. @ Norva
May 12 – New York, N.Y. @ Terminal 5
May 14 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Electric Factory
May 15 – Boston, Mass. @ House of Blues
May 17 – Pontiac, Mich. @ Crofoot
May 18 – Chicago, Ill. @ Concord Music Hall
May 19 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ Varsity Theater
May 21 – Denver, Colo. @ Ogden
May 23 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ Complex
May 24 – Las Vegas, Nev. @ Brooklyn Bowl
May 26 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Wiltern
TesseracT have always been known to be a band of “many hats.” While they have that Metal sound, it’s ever changing and ‘Luminary’ is no exception.
According to vocalist, Daniel Tompkins, the track is "conceptually exploring a deep and devouring sense of insignificance, which ties into the overall theme and meaning behind Sonder." Check out the video down below.
Sonder will be the UK based band's 4th album and is due out April 20, 2018 via Kscope. Fans can expect the same smooth, ethereal sound from TesseracT but with "dreamy atmospherics" and "bending grooves," making the album an entirely different experience.
You can pre-order the album and digital downloads of the album come with an instant download of 'Luminary.' It's a win-win.
TesseracT also hits the road this April with Plini and Astronoid. Tickets are now on sale.
Check out the list of tour dates below!
TESSERACT ON TOUR:
4/19 — Boston, MA — Paradise Rock Club
4/20 — Philadelphia, PA — TLA
4/21 — Baltimore, MD — Baltimore Sound Stage
4/22 — Greensboro, NC — Arizona Pete’s
4/24 — Tampa, FL — Orpheum
4/25 — Atlanta, GA — Masquerade
4/27 — Dallas, TX — Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
4/28 — Houston, TX — White Oak Music Hall
4/29 — San Antonio, TX — Alamo City Music Hall
5/1— Albuquerque, NM — Sunshine
5/2 — Phoenix, AZ — Club Red
5/3 — Los Angeles, CA — Regent
5/4 — San Diego, CA — House of Blues
5/5 — Berkeley, CA — The UC Theatre
5/7 — Portland, OR — Hawthorne Theatre
5/8 — Seattle, WA — El Corazon
5/9 — Vancouver, BC — Rickshaw Theater
5/11 — Edmonton, AB — Starlite
5/12 — Calgary, AB — Marquee
5/14 — Salt Lake City, UT — The Complex
5/15 — Denver, CO — Summit
5/16 — Lawrence, KS — Granada
5/18 — Minneapolis, MN — Skyway
5/19 — Chicago, IL — Metro
5/20 — Detroit, MI — Majestic
5/22 — Toronto, ON — Opera House
5/23 — Montreal, QC — Club Soda
5/24 — New York, NY — Irving Plaza