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Everything In Slow Motion To Release Phoenix December 10

22 Oct

Everything In Slow Motion have released the details of their debut full length album, Phoenix. The album will be released December 10 via Facedown Records with the following tracklisting:

1. Get Out
2. Speak (feat. Christian Lindskog)
3. Poison
4. Most Days
5. You Are
6. Numbers
7. The Fool
8. Come Down
9. Remember No More
10. Proxima (feat. Holly Ann)

Tonight Alive Release “Come Home” Video

5 Oct

Tonight Alive have released the video for their song “Come Home”. The song comes from their recently released The Other Side, out now on Fearless Records. The video can be seen here:

Sleepwave Debut New Music, Announce Tour Dates

5 Oct

sleepwaveSleepwave, the new band from former Underoath frontman Spencer Chamberlain, has debuted their highly anticipated first piece of music, “Rock and Roll Is Dead and So Am I”. The song is available for free download on the band’s official website,

The band will be making their first live appearances on a short run of dates in November:
November 16th- State Theatre, St Petersburg, FL.
November 17th- Masquerade, Purgatory, Atlanta, GA
November 20th- Santos Party House, New York, NY
November 21st- North Star Bar, Philadelphia, PA

War of Ages, Those Who Fear, Phinehas, Colossus Tour

5 Oct

Facedown Records has announced the More Than Sound tour, featuring War Of Ages, Those Who Fear, Phinehas, and Colossus.

Nov 1 – Linthicum, MD @ LHUMC
Nov 2 – Madison Heights, VA @ Schoolhouse Venue
Nov 3 – Chattanooga, TN @ The Warehouse
Nov 4 – Douglasville, GA @ The 7 Venue
Nov 5 – Greensboro, NC @ Blind Tiger
Nov 6 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Club Relevant
Nov 8 – Jacksonville, FL @ Murray Hill Theatre
Nov 9 – Metairie, LA @ The Cypress
Nov 10 – Fort Worth, TX @ Tomcats West
Nov 12 – Houston, TX @ Walters
Nov 13 – San Antonio, TX @ The White Rabbit
Nov 16 – Chino, CA @ The Stronghold – More than Sound Festival
Nov 17 – Bakersfield, CA @ The Gate
Nov 22 – Las Vegas, NV @ Ultra Violet Studios
Nov 24 – Wichita, KS @ Museum of Hearts
Nov 25 – Joplin, MO @ Solace Venue
Nov 26 – Evansville, IN @ The Hatch
Nov 27 – Clarksville, Tennessee@ The Coup
Nov 29 – Goshen, IN @ The Refuge 2
Nov 30 – Muncie, IN @ Columbia Theatre
Dec 1 – Newport, KY @ Thompson House
Dec 2 – Lemoyne, PA @ Championship
Dec 3 – Erie, PA @ Basement Transmissions

A trailer for the tour can be seen here:

Winds Of Plague Premiere New Song “Say Hello To The Undertaker”

5 Oct

Winds Of Plague have premiered the song “Say Hello To The Undertaker” from their forthcoming album Resistance, due out October 29 via Century Media.

The song can be heard over at Lambgoat:

Daisyhead Post Lyric Video For “I Couldn’t Face You”

5 Oct

Daisyhead have posted a lyric video for their song “I Couldn’t Face You”, from their forthcoming 7″ set to be released November 5 on Spartan Records. It can be seen here:

The record is available for pre-order here:

Paramore Announce North American Fall Tour

22 Jul

Paramore have announced dates for their North American fall tour with Metric and Hellogoodbye.

OCT 15 SEATTLE, WA @ Key Arena
OCT 18 SAN JOSE, CA @ HP Pavilion
OCT 19 ANAHEIM, CA @ Honda Center
OCT 22 FRESNO, CA @ Save Mart Center
OCT 23 SAN DIEGO, CA @ Viejas Arena
OCT 26 DALLAS, TX @ Grand Prairie Verizon Theatre
OCT 27 HOUSTON, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
OCT 29 KANSAS CITY, MO @ Independence Events Center
OCT 30 ST. LOUIS, MO @ Fabulous Fox Theater
NOV 01 AUSTIN, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater
NOV 05 ORLANDO, FL @ UCF Convocation Center
NOV 08 CAMDEN, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
NOV 09 FAIRFAX, VA @ Patriot Center
NOV 11 BETHLEHEM, PA @ Sands Bethlehem Event Center
NOV 13 NEW YORK, NY @ Madison Square Garden
NOV 15 BOSTON, MA @ DCU Center
NOV 17 UNCASVILLE, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
NOV 18 MONTREAL, QU @ Bell Centre *
NOV 20 TORONTO, ON @ Theatre at Air Canada Centre *
NOV 21 DETROIT, MI @ The Palace Of Auburn Hills
NOV 23 MINNEAPOLIS, MN @ Roy Wilkins Auditorium
NOV 24 CHICAGO, IL @ UIC Pavilion
NOV 26 NASHVILLE, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
NOV 27 ATLANTA, GA @ The Arena at Gwinnett Center
*no Metric

Static Summer To Release Remix EP

17 Jul

Static Summer have announced plans to release a remix EP, Rollercoaster/Heartback Digital 45 Summer Remix, on July 30th. In anticipation, the band is streaming lyric video for their single “Rollercoaser” (Summer Remix) at:

Lamb Of God, Killswitch Engage, Testament Tour Announced

17 Jul

Lamb Of God and Killswitch Engage have announced a fall tour with special guests Testament and Huntress. Confirmed dates include:

Tue/Oct-22 Toronto, ON @ Kool Haus
Wed/Oct-23 Quebec City, QC @ Pavillon de la Jeunesse
Thu/Oct-24 Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
Fri/Oct-25 New York, NY @ Roseland Ballroom
Sat/Oct-26 Wallingford, CT @ Toyota Presents Oakdale Theatre
Mon/Oct-28 Columbus, OH @ LC Pavilion
Tue/Oct-29 Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit
Wed/Oct-30 Chicago, IL @ Congress Theater
Fri/Nov-01 Kansas City, MO @ The Midland by AMC
Sat/Nov-02 Grand Prairie, TX @ Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
Sun-Nov-03 Socorro, TX Center – Free Show
Tue-Nov-05 Denver, CO @ The Fillmore Auditorium
Thu/Nov-07 Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theater
Fri/Nov-08 Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium (no Testament)
Sat/Nov-09 Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
Mon/Nov-11 Kent, WA @ ShoWare Center
Tue/Nov-12 Vancouver, BC @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Thu/Nov-14 Edmonton, AB @ Shaw Conference Centre
Fri/Nov-15 Calgary, AB @ Big Four
Sat/Nov-16 Saskatoon, SK @ Saskatoon Prairieland Park
Mon/Nov-18 St. Paul, MN @ Myth
Tue/Nov-19 Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
Wed/Nov-20 Grand Rapids, MI @ Orbit Room
Fri/Nov-22 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
Sat/Nov-23 Boston, MA @ House of Blues
Sun/Nov-24 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
Mon/Nov-25 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
Tue/Nov-26 Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore Silver Spring

Dancing With The Devil: An Interview With Lance Rollins Of Hester Prynne

6 Jul

Statusfear Media & Hester Prynne present:
Dancing With The Devil: An Interview With Lance Rollins
A Exclusive

lance1Hester Prynne are back with a vengeance and have just unleashed their long-awaited new album Black Heart Market upon the world in July. We had a chance to discuss the album, the state of the band, and what makes them tick, with candid frontman Lance Rollins.

How did you come to the decision that the time is now to make this new album?
It was honestly a combination of several aspects. Primarily it boiled down to the endless encouragement from our fans, and the countless hours that Matt and I spent writing music together over the course of the last couple of years. However, what really got things moving full-steam was a conversation I had with our producer/long time friend Josh Schroeder on what was going to be our final tour a couple years back; where we were discussing the future/end of the band itself, and he kept pushing me on to do a Kickstarter and at least give it one last studio go to give back to the fans, as well as allow us to share our musical expression with the world one last time. We agreed that it was only right, as our first album was a mere fraction of anything of what we wanted to be remembered by. So, we launched the Kickstarter late last year, and here we are today.

The music industry can be a nightmare for so many bands, and you’ve been through it all. You’ve recently adopted the slogan “Fuck Your Label”. How different is your approach this time around as a completely independent band?
The music industry is completely fucked, on all fronts. Since our label experience we have learned infinitely more than we ever wished to know about the industry and just how fucking criminal it is. Our approach is now centered entirely where it should be, through the support of our fan base. That, and of course, our desire to push through the adversity that is, being without any outside financial/promotional support, i.e.; a label. Our new-found mission is to help lead the way for every underground band out there who has been beat down by the facade that you can’t be successful on your own, or that you can’t be recognized on the same level as the “big name” bands. We just want to help make it apparent that just because you haven’t sold your soul, doesn’t mean you can’t still express it on the level you wish to. Now, I’m not saying that we have necessarily reached our every dream or desire with this, and I’m certainly not saying that every successful band out there has done that, for I know several personally who have made a name for themselves, and are on labels; but to those of those who are offended by what I’m saying, those are the exact people I’m speaking to and standing against. Therefore, our slogan, “fuck your label”, doesn’t necessarily call out every single label out there, just the ones who are more concerned with their own well being than that of of the artists/image they’re putting out into the music community. However, I do believe it makes up a majority of the bullshit out there anymore, so yeah…fuck your label.

With a lot of time between albums, and so much happening that can affect the content of the album, what can your fans expect from “Black Heart Market”?
Our fans can expect one thing above all on this new effort, and that is artistic progression. We have grown as people over the years, we have progressed as musicians, and we wanted this album to reflect that entirely. I hate when a band releases four albums over the course of four years, all of which sound like a mere extension of the one released prior to the last. To me, that’s just rushing it for the fear of not being able to stay relevant over the course of those years. I feel if you truly made something worth a fan’s attention, it will remain in their heart and mind for as long as it takes to create something else extraordinary. Real fans are just that; REAL people. People who understand that we’re not fucking robots, we’re not fucking millionaires, and we’re not going to put something out just because we’re expected to, if it’s not something we don’t believe in. Take our case for example, we were out of the studio for four years, and never missed a beat with our fans. That’s entirely because, to them, we created something new, something original. Something unlike everything else they had since forgotten from years before. To me, that’s what true artistry enables. I mean, think of how many albums have come out over the years, and those of which you have listened to a few times, and left behind in your mind, all the while, still jamming shit that came out when you were a kid, simply because it was actually memorable. That’s what we want to accomplish with anything and everything we do. Love it or hate it, you’re gonna fucking remember it.

lance2Hester Prynne has a very loyal fan-base, and the connection with them is very personal, and it goes both ways. How have you developed that, and maintained it over the time period where there was no touring or new music to promote?
I think the biggest difference between our band and 90% of every other moderately recognized band out there is, in fact, the personal connection with our fan base. People act like they don’t “have time” to interact with their fans, whether at home or on tour, and I think that’s complete fucking bullshit. It’s just a lame-brain excuse to put off the people who made you who you are. I work 50 hours a week, and spend the rest of my time at home writing, hanging out with my dog, and doing the day to day shit you have to do to be a productive member of society, and STILL I make time to sit down, go to both my personal/our band’s Facebook page, check my email, and spend a little time each day replying to our fans with REAL responses. Sometimes they may be fairly similar responses, sure, but that’s only because sometimes their queries are typical as well. However, that doesn’t mean that every single individual that writes me or has something to say, isn’t replied to on a personal level, with my utmost intent and respect to their interest. Hell, even the haters get my attention, because almost every single time they say something stupid, I get the satisfaction out of ridiculing them with intelligence, which is something most people who take the time out of their day to spread hate to someone they don’t even know, ever have. So to all the haters; keep it up, you’re doing the exact opposite of what you intend to by bringing that shit my way. If anything, you’re only helping fuel my intellectual ego by allowing me the chance to embarrass your dumb asses in front of thousands of people who equally view you as I do – a pathetic fool. As I’ve always said – when it comes to opinions of music, or art of any form for that matter; to each their own. Although, when it comes to putting your opinion out into the world when it wasn’t asked for, you’re just a critic…and you know what I call critics? Jealous mother fuckers who couldn’t live-out their own dreams. Honestly, who else who actually take the time to sit back and pick apart things they don’t like about other people’s successes? Just think about it.

A lot of casual music fans don’t truly understand the dynamic of a band… five guys spending months in a van making next to nothing and barely eating or showering. Real life is put on hold. What makes it worth it?
I think I can speak for everyone in the band by saying the experience itself makes it all worth it. Much like life – in any aspect, the bad times you face only make the good times that much more cherished/appreciated. For every time we’ve been broke down, starving, or wanting to be home and never play music again due to all the bullshit; was a time where we connected with someone who truly felt alive through experiencing our music or performance. That is a feeling that cannot be equaled by anything I’ve felt on this earth. Sharing your love with anyone, in any form, is what life is all about for myself personally. Music just so happens to be the biggest way we’ve ever been able to share that love, and I don’t think anything worth having in this life isn’t worth a little bit of suffering for.

As you’ve spent a lot of time on the road, you’ve encountered just about every situation one can imagine. Everyone loves a great tour story. We all have some we share, and some never to be spoken of again. What’s the craziest tour story you’re wiling to share?
There are fans in every state who could probably share some of those stories with you as well (or better) than I could, and I think that in itself, makes for a good story. The fact that we have done crazy shit with the people that love our music in nearly every city we’ve played, truly speaks volumes by itself. Nevertheless, I can tell you one story that is fairly non-incriminating…One time in Vegas, Matt and I went out after a show earlier that night (to which tranny was actually at), and went out on the strip for literally the entire night into the morning. Of course, being absolutely fucking hammered, decided it best to avoid sleep and make our rounds to every pool we could find before calling it a night (day?). I ended up front flipping off this shed thing into a shallow ass pool at one point and actually got kicked out of our own hotel’s pool. Fortunately they had three levels of pools, so we just made our way up to the top floor, eventually ending up in a hot tub. It just so happens that I was so fucked up that I passed out in the hot tub and ended up going deaf in one ear for nearly a week, while having to still play shows the following days after. I remember the first show was in San Jose, California, and the entire day I couldn’t even balance myself. I can tell you this much, playing a show while deaf (especially several in a row), is one of the hardest, most irritating things I’ve ever done in my life. I remember riding to our next show in Bakersfield, California and the entire way there I was miserable and literally bleeding out of my ear drum…and yet, we still kept rolling, I still played the shows, and kids still thought we killed it. As far as the rest of the stories I could offer, but don’t feel at liberty to mention on a public forum… let’s just say they involve things that you would probably find in a Motley Crue biography.

lance3It’s not been a secret that there’s a dark side to Hester Prynne. What are some of the issues and demons the band has faced, and how have you maintained to keep things reigned in as a band?
In most lights, we are certainly far from the kind of people a girl would want to bring home to mom, and not necessarily due to the fact we’re “bad” people, because I couldn’t honesty say that any of us are. We’re all actually fairly solid dudes when it comes to respecting people and treating others kindly. However, when it comes to personal care, we have neglected and mis-treated ourselves a million times over. We’ve all been through hell and back, and for most of us – still residing there. We all were born with good hearts and over time, through our experiences, developed very afflicted minds. Unfortunately earthly aspects have taken their tolls on us, and for the first time in any interview, I’m openly admitting the broad spectrum of exactly what that has been. We’ve dealt with every kind of hell from depression, tragic relationships, legal woes, and perhaps the most loathsome and embarrassing to admit; drug addiction. However, I will never say there is no hope for us to find a brighter future, because we have never given up on striving towards that, but at the same time, I can’t say that we haven’t made seeing that day a struggle through our own decisions, as well as the black rain cloud that has seemingly followed us all for as long as we can remember….but then again, I think that’s what makes us who we are. Our struggle, in a sense; has defined us, both personally, and musically. Just remember kids, karma’s a vindictive bitch, and she never forgets her paybacks.

Define Hester Prynne and the band’s place in music.
We are the black sheep of the metal world.

The new album “Black Heart Market”, what does that album title entail? What’s the meaning behind it?
The name “Black Heart Market” is what I view the world we live in today as. Simply stated, as I explained to my friend Robert Borbas when discussing ideas for the artwork on our new album, I see it as “one hand passing it’s torment down to another”. The Black Heart Market is what we’ve come to know as life, and the ever-lasting longing to escape that perception and reality.

Interpret this however you’d like: Where does it all come from?
Our hearts, our souls, and of course, our inspirations…including every single person reading this.

As a thank you to longtime fans, as well as first-time listeners, we’re offering a free download of Hester Prynne’s new song “Dancing With The Devil In Pale Moonlight” at the player below. If you enjoy the song, pick up their new album Black Heart Market here.

Grab the free download from the player at the top of the site, or visit our Bandcamp site here:

The Acacia Strain, Within The Ruins Tour Dates

4 Jul

The Acacia Strain are set to headline this summer’s No Way Out, with support from Within The Ruins, Xibalba, Fit For An Autopsy, and American Me.

8/13 – Chicago, IL – Reggie’s Rock Club
8/14 – Indianapolis, IN – Emerson Theatre
8/15 – Nashville, TN – The End
8/16 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
8/17 – Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero
8/18 – Birmingham, AL – Zydeco
8/21 – Dallas, TX – Trees
8/22 – Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s
8/23 – San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit
8/24 – El Paso, TX – Tricky Fall’s
8/25 – Lubbock, TX – Jake’s Sport Cafe
8/27 – Mesa, AZ – Nile Theatre
8/28 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room
8/29 – Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy
8/30 – San Diego, CA – The Epicentre
8/31 – Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
9/2 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
9/4 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
9/5 – Boise, ID – The Venue
9/6 – Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue
9/7 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
9/13 – Toledo, OH – Rocket Bar

Additional dates to be announced.

Misery Signals Streaming New Song “Luminary”

3 Jul

Misery Signals are premiering a new song at “Luminary” is the first track to be released form the band’s forthcoming album Absent Light, which is due out July 23. The album was produced by Greg Thomas and Ryan Morgan, mixed by Steve Evetts (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Every Time I Die) and mastered by Alan Douches (Converge, High On Fire). Absent Light can be pre-ordered at MerchNow.

Misery Signals’ Absent Light Record Release Tour Dates:
July 9 – New York, NY – Santos Party House
July 10 – Boston, MA – Middle East
July 11 – Montreal, QC – Underworld
July 12 – Toronto, ON – The Annex Wreckroom
July 13 – Guelph, ON – Club Vinyl
July 14 – Hamilton, ON – Club Absinthe
July 15 – St. Catharines, ON – Level 3
July 16 – London, ON – Rum Runners
July 17 – Chicago, IL – Reggies Rock Club
July 18 – Milwaukee, WI – Miramar
July 19 – Burnsville, MN – The Garage
July 24 – Boise, ID – The Crux
July 28 – Salt Lake City, UT – The All Stars Tour
July 29 – Las Vegas, NV – Eagle Aerie Hall
July 30 – Phoenix, AZ – Martini Ranch
July 31 – San Diego, CA – Che Cafe
Aug 1 – Camarillo, CA – Rock City Studios
Aug 2 – Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
Aug 3 – Sacramento, CA – Boardwalk
Aug 4 – Portland, OR – Branx
Aug 5 – Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
Aug 6 – Vancouver, BC – Roxy
Aug 7 – Kelowna, BC – Level (upstairs)
Aug 8 – Calgary, AB – Dickens Pub
Aug 9 – Edmonton, AB – Avenue Theatre
Aug 11 – Regina, SK – The Exchange

Jimmy Eat World Add New US Dates

11 Jun

Jimmy Eat World have added new dates in support of their latest release, Damage, which was released today via RCA. US tour dates include:

6/30 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Zoo
7/02 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blue
7/03 – Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
7/06 – Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
7/08 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
7/10 – Missoula, MT @ The Wilma Theatre
7/15 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
7/16 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
7/17 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
7/18 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
7/20 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
9/20 Chula Vista, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre
9/21 Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
9/22 San Francisco – Warfield Theatre
9/24 San Luis Obispo – SLO Brew
9/25 Las Vegas – House of Blues
9/27 Fresno, CA – Star Palace Ballroom
9/28 Los Angeles – Hollywood Palladium
9/29 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
10/1 Albuquerque – Sunshine Theatre
10/3 Oklahoma City – Diamond Ballroom
10/5 New Orleans – House of Blues
10/7 Athens – Georgia Theatre
10/8 Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
10/9 Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall

blessthefall Announce New Album “Hollow Bodies”

11 Jun

blessthefall will release their new album Hollow Bodies on August 20 via Fearless Records.

The album was recorded with producer Joey Sturgis (Emmure, Crown The Empire, Of Mice & Men) and features guest vocals from Jake Luhrs of August Burns Red, Jesse Barnett of Stick To Your Guns, and electro-rock sensation Lights.

Frontman Beau Bokan had the following to say about the new album:

“To say we’re excited about the release of our new record, Hollow Bodies, is an understatement. This is easily our greatest effort thus far. We have some awesome surprises on this record. Can’t wait for everyone to hear it!”

Silver Snakes Announce Dates With HRVRD

11 Jun

Silver Snakes will be supporting HRVRD on a short stint in July:

July 16 – Harlow’s Night Club, Sacramento, CA
July 17 – Elements Venue, Bakersfield, CA
July 18 – Chain Reaction, Anaheim, CA
July 19 – Jazzy’s Rock & Roll Grill, St George, UT
July 21 – Launchpad, Albuquerque, NM