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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