Hardcore punk / rap metal veterans Downset recently announced their highly-anticipated return with an upcoming performance at the revelled This Is Hardcore Festival in Philadelphia, PA on July 27th. Now, the band can announce their full plans for 2014, which include a brand new album, entitled One Blood, which will hit stores on July 21, 2014.
Produced by Downset guitarist Brian Ares Schwager and mixed by Wesley Seldman, One Blood was recorded in three locations – Venice and Overland rehearsal studio in Culver City, CA, The Basement in Baltimore, MD, and Creating Better Sounds studio in Palmdale, CA. “One Blood is Downset in its truest form, coming straight from our hearts to touch the hearts of others,” states guitarist and One Blood producer Brian Ares Schwager.
Downset will perform several east and west coast dates this summer. See below for a current listing of tour dates with ticket prices and door times. Vocalist Ray Oropeza adds, “The east coast is where Downset will launch our live tour for the One Blood album. To all of our fans that have supported us for the past 20+ years, “I Will Always Be There For You, I Will Always Be There, ALL I GOT!”
7/24 Albany, NY@ Bogies - Doors @ 7pm Tickets are $10 advanced $14 day of show
7/25 Worcester, MA @ Palladium - Doors @ 6pm Tickets are $14 advanced $16 day of show
7/26 New York, NY @ Blackthorne 51 - Doors @ 6pm Tickets are $17 advanced $20 day of show 7/27 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory @ TIHC Festival - Several different ticket prices and packages
8/15 Phoenix, AZ @ Joe's Grotto
8/16 Los Angeles, CA @ The Whiskey A Go-Go - Doors @ 6pm Tickets are $20.
8/17 Las Vegas, NV @ LVCS - Doors @ 7pm Tickets are $10 advanced $15 day of show
Downset was formed in 1992 in Los Angeles, rising up from the hardcore, hip-hop, punk rock and graffiti movements. In 1994, Downset released their first album, a self-titled release, on Mercury Records and followed up two years later with a second album on Mercury Records, entitled Do We Speak A Dead Language? Fast forward to 2000, when Downset released the Check Your People album on Epitaph Records, and a few years later released the Universal album on Hawino Records.
Downset boasts an extensive touring resume, having performed with artists spanning several genres. Downset has performed with many bands throughout the years, such as Linkin Park, Korn, Snoop Dogg, Anthrax, Pantera, Slayer, Testament, Madball, Deftones, Earth Crisis, Ozzy Osbourne, Black Sabbath, Machine Head, Coal Chamber, System of a Down, Slipknot, Hatebreed, Slayer, Sepultura and Soulfly.
This year’s One Blood will continue the epic tradition that only Downset can truly express – hybridizing hip-hop and crushing riffs with lyrics that touch the world dramatically. The unique style of music on this release will remind listeners of Downset’s critical position in this contemporary era of art, expression and music.
Ray Oropeza – Messenger
Brian Ares Schwager – Guitar
James Morris – Bass
Chris Hamilton – Drums
One of the more recent highly anticipated new bands, Nightmares, have announced that their début record "Suspiria" will be released June 2nd, 2014, via Rise Records. The band have also released new music in the form of "Cujo" which is taken from their forthcoming album. Nightmares will also hit the road on the Rise Records and Friends tour this spring.
Fans can check out "Cujo" and pre-order the new album here.
The epic and urgently dark new album features eleven of the most viciously powerful songs Nightmares have ever recorded. Carrying the emotional and psychological weight of a horror movie soundtrack, the ride begins with the blistering track "Frontiers" which uses an intricate digital manipulation of cinematic sound effects to set the tone of the record.
Tracks like "Hands of the Ripper", "Suspiria", and "Carnival of Souls" are deeply filled with raw emotions which keep fans on their toes as they explore the various elements and layers that are true to Nightmare's sound.
Front-man Carter Hardin expresses his delight:
"We are thrilled to be announcing our début full-length "Suspiria" today, this record is the product of two years of work and we can't wait to share it with you. Our new song "Cujo" is a personal favourite. I wrote it about a Christian school I attended whilst growing up in a society where they forced their beliefs down our throats and wouldn't let anyone question anything. The main message behind the song it to not let anyone force you to believe something... draw your own conclusions and find truth for yourself, whatever that may be".
Nightmares recorded "Suspiria" over the course of a full year with Drew Fulk at Think Sound Studios in Greensboro, North Carolina. The band also brought in heavy - hitter producer and engineer, David Bendeth (Bring Me The Horizon, Of Mice and Men, Asking Alexandria) to mix the album at House of Loud in Elmwood Park NJ.
The Atlanta based five piece recently released a provocative new video for "In the Mouth of Madness" featuring Tyler Carter of the band Issues, which saw over 250,000 views within the first week of release. Nightmares will take the stage starting April 30, 2014 on the Rise Records and Friends tour with PVIRS, Alive Like Me, and Tamerlane.
"Suspiria" Track Listing:
02. Let The Right One In
03. In The Mouth Of Madness (feat. Tyler Carter)
04. Tourist Trap
06. Carnival Of Souls
07. Enter The Void
08. The Tommyknockers
09. Hands Of The Ripper
Candy Hearts have just kicked off their tour across North America supporting We Are The In Crowd (alongside William Beckett, Set It Off and State Champs) last weekend. The tour hits Pontiac, MI tonight and finishes in Clifton Park, New York on April 4th - tour dates are listed below.
Candy Hearts recently finished recording their forthcoming new album with Chad Gilbert (New Found Glory) in Los Angeles, CA. This full-length is expected to street this summer on Violently Happy / Bridge Nine Records and is the follow-up to Candy Hearts' "The Best Ways To Disappear" EP which was released in late 2012 on the same label collaboration.
More news on Candy Hearts' new album coming soon. In the meantime, keep up with Candy Hearts via their newly redesigned website at www.candyheartsband.com and go see the band premiere new songs out on the road!
Candy Hearts Tour Dates w/ We Are The In Crowd, William Beckett, Set It Off, State Champs:
27 Pontiac, MI @ The Pike Room
28 Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
1 Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave Bar
2 Burnsville, MN @ The Garage
3 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews *Candy Hearts ONLY
4 Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
5 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
6 SLC, UT @ Club Sound
8 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
9 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
11 Sacramento, CA @ Assembly
12 San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
14 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
15 San Diego, CA @ Soma Sidestage
16 Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock Live
18 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
19 Dallas, TX @ HOB Cambridge Room
20 Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald's Downstairs
22 Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits
23 Orlando, FL @ The Social
25 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
26 Nashville, TN @ Rocketown
28 Greensboro, NC @ Greene Street Club
29 Vienna, VA @ Jammin' Java
30 Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
1 Hamden, CT @ The Space
2 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
3 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
4 Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
5 Haver Hill, MA @ Anchors Up
Blink 182’s enduring pop punk classic "Take Off Your Pants" and "Jacket" will get its third repressing via SRCVinyl Pre orders have launched at http://goo.gl/Jx1oW
The new pressing is limited to 1,500 copies on 180 Gram White LP and black 7”s.
The first pressing of 3,000 copies sold out by release date so get your orders in ASAP!
SRCVinyl has also teamed up with Vinyl Collective to give fans a chance to win a copy of the new pressing, plus a copy of the rare second pressing. Two runners up will a copy of the new pressing. To enter visit: http://goo.gl/g2aRzJ
- Triple Panel Gatefold jacket with 7" Inserts
- Each 7" housed in a glue pocket jacket with a full color CMYK insert
- LP is housed in a full color Inner Sleeve
- First pressing ONLY, limited to 2,500 includes Mark Hoppus Foreword
- 13x13 3 Mil Premium Poly Sleeve
Vinyl Color: 180 Gram White LP, Black 7" (THIRD PRESSING)
First Pressing (LTD 2,500) - SOLD OUT
180 Gram Black LP
*Includes Mark Hoppus Foreword
Second Pressing (LTD 300) - SOLD OUT
180 Gram Clear LP
Black 3 x 7"
LP Track Listing:
Anthem, Pt. 2
Happy Holidays, You Bastard
Story Of A Lonely Guy
The Rock Show
Stay Together For The Kids
Everytime I Look For You
Give Me One Good Reason
Please Take Me Home
Airplane 7" Track Listing
Time To Break Up
Pants 7" Track Listing
What Went Wrong
Fuck A Dog
Jacket 7" Track Listing
Don't Tell Me It's Over
When You Fucked Grandpa
Following up the re-release of the band’s first EP ‘Between Order And Model’ through BoySetsFire’s End Hits Records, Funeral For A Friend have announced a handful of UK dates in April next year with support from BoySetsFire. As Matthew from FFAF explains –“It's taken so many years but to finally say that we're going on tour with BoySetsFire again puts a huge smile on my face. I have loved this band through every record they've released and feel honored that I can call them dear friends. They are a huge musical/lifestyle inspiration and getting to see them tear it up is going to be incredible!”
Josh from BoySetsFire adds "I cannot believe how excited I am about this tour. Funeral For A Friend and BoySetsFire? I would go to this show, I would buy a ticket. Seriously though, we are very excited about touring with our friends in Funeral For A Friend. It will be one for the ages. Please come and join us."
These dates will see Funeral For A Friend play their album ‘Hours’ in full. Tickets will be on sale from Friday 25th October at 9am.
25th April- 02 Islington Academy, London – www.seetickets.com
26th April- Cockpit, Leeds – www.lunatickets.co.uk
27th April- Solus 2, Cardiff – www.seetickets.com
Funeral For A Friend are set to reissue a re-mastered, remixed and expanded version of seminal first EP ‘Between Order And Model’ through End Hits Records / Mighty Atom on 18th November. They’ve also just unveiled a live video for the classic track and fan favorite ‘Juno’, which was filmed during recent live dates in Europe. Check that out here.
The newly remixed and re-mastered four original songs were enhanced with three rare / unreleased tracks from the same recording session and live versions recorded by the current line-up. A 12 page booklet features never before seen pictures from the bands archives and liner notes from singer Matt Davies, Josh Latshaw (Boysetsfire) and Oli Sykes (Bring Me The Horizon). ‘Between Order And Model’ will be available as Digi-Pack CD and for the first time ever on vinyl (limited to 1000 colored copies).
Everybody who pre-orders ‘Between Order And Model’ through http://www.impericon.com/de/media.html?cat=2405 and Sandbag UK immediately receives an acoustic version of ‘Red Is The New Black’ as an MP3 download.
1. 10:45 Amsterdam Conversations
3. The Art Of American Football
4. Red Is The New Black
5. Storytelling Pt 2
6. Grand Central Station
7. The Getaway Plan
8. 10:45 Amsterdam Conversations (Live)
9. Juneau/Juno (Live)
10. The Art Of American Football (Live)
11. Red Is The New Black (Live)
MTV has added the latest video from Phoenix, AZ theatrical rockers Farewell, My Love. To check out “Mirror, Mirror” visit: http://www.mtv.com/videos/farewell-my-love/963493/mirror-mirror.jhtml.
The band recently sat down for a series of video interviews to discuss the songs that make up their new LP, "Gold Tattoos". In the first clip, front man Ryan Howell discusses the inspiration behind the epic lead track, “Afraid of the Dark” here.
Watch for more clips in the weeks ahead!
Farewell My Love’s "Gold Tattoos" is out now on Standby Records and to order Gold Tattoos on iTunes click here:
The conceptual artistry and theatricality of My Chemical Romance, the reckless danger and skillful musicianship of Avenged Sevenfold, the dark mystique and anthem-inducing sing-alongs of AFI and the brash experimentalism and attitude of 30 Seconds to Mars are all components that have a home in the Farewell, My Love manuscript. With forceful determination and wonderfully soaring grandiosity, Farewell, My Love put a unique spin on theatrical hard rock with utmost dedication.
Ryan Howell’s intense and diverse vocals sit atop the heavy, precise and melodic guitar work of Röbby Creasey and Logan Thayer, all ably backed by the percussive but tasteful rhythm section of bassist Charlee Conley and drummer Chad Kowal. Additional instrumentation, including string arrangements and bells, bolster the band’s guitar-driven rock, adding to the artistic atmosphere on display throughout.
“Fans can expect a very theatrical, diverse and deep record,” promises Creasey. “Each of us put our hearts into this and we can not wait to see everyone’s reactions,” adds Kowal.
Farewell, My Love is currently out on the Bad Blood Tour with Blood on the Dance Floor. See dates at the top.
Farewell My Love is:
Ryan Howell - Vocals - http://Twitter.com/_RyanHowell
Röbby Creasey - Guitar / Piano - http://Twitter.com/RobbyCreasey
Chad Kowal - Drums / Vocals - http://Twitter.com/_ChadKowal
Charlee Conley - Bass - http://Twitter.com/CharleeConley
Logan Thayer - Guitar - http://Twitter.com/LoganThayer
"one of the most important bands of the past 20 years, a rare example of longevity and integrity" - Ventura County Reporter
New Found Glory releases their live album, "Kill It Live", today on Violently Happy / Bridge Nine Records. Two sold-out shows in Southern California¹s Chain Reaction are responsible for the incredible compilation of live energy captured on this 17-track record, which also features 3 bonus studio tracks. The video for "Connect the Dots", New Found Glory¹s new single from Kill It Live, was premiered last week on mtvU and Buzzworthy - check it out here. Directed by John Francis Conway III, New Found Glory shows off their skills on the football field, while bringing their trademark pop-punk sound.
Established in 1997, New Found Glory has been a force in the punk rock scene since their inception. From their debut "Nothing Gold Can Stay" in 1999 all the way to 2011's "Radiosurgery" (with eight releases in between, 3 gold albums and 4 consecutive Billboard Top 20 albums), New Found Glory have transcended trends and gimmicks by writing songs from the heart that listeners of all ages can relate to.
Be sure to catch New Found Glory on the road co-headlining with Alkaline Trio and H2O later this month. The tour starts October 23rd in San Francisco, California and runs through November 25th - all tour dates can be found below.
Pick up New Found Glory's "Kill It Live" from any of these fine retailers here.
Kill It Live Track Listing:
3. Don't Let Her Pull You Down
4. All Downhill From Here
5. Anthem For the Unwanted
6. At Least I'm Known For Something
8. Something I Call Personality
9. Boy Crazy
10. Tip of the Iceberg
11. Coming Home
12. Forget My Name
13. Sincerely Me
14. Hit or Miss
15. Truth Of My Youth
16. The Story So Far
17. My Friends Over You
18. I Want to Believe
19. Connect the Dots
20. First Bite
New Found Glory Tour Dates with Alkaline Trio, H2O
10/23 San Francisco, CA Warfield Theatre
10/25 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
10/26 Los Angeles, CA Club Nokia
10/27 San Diego, CA SOMA
10/28 Tempe, AZ The Marquee
10/30 Dallas, TX House of Blues
10/31 Houston, TX House of Blues
11/1 San Antonio, TX Sunset Station
11/2 New Orleans, LA Voodoo Experience
11/4 Orlando, FL House of Blues
11/5 Atlanta, GA The Buckhead Theatre
11/6 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore
11/7 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore
11/8 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
11/9 Huntington, NY The Paramount Theatre
11/10 New York, NY Terminal 5
11/12 Boston, MA House of Blues
11/13 Philadelphia, PA The Electric Factory
11/14 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
11/15 Detroit, MI The Fillmore
11/16 Cincinnati, OH Bogarts
11/17 Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom
11/19 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
11/20 Lincoln, NE Bourbon Theatre
11/21 Columbia, MO The Blue Note
11/22 Oklahoma City, OK Diamond Ballroom
11/23 Austin, TX Emo¹s
11/25 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre
Missouri punks Radkey flew into the UK to perform “Out Here In My Head” on Jools Holland’s Later show this week alongside a variety of different artists from Franz Ferdinand, Goldfrapp, James Blake to Chas and Dave. As you can probably imagine, the trio enjoyed every minute of such an honorable moment and played their trademark, energetic hardcore live in front of an audience of one million people across the UK with ease.
“Playing the Later show was a blast,” says bassist / vocalist Isaiah Radke. “We didn’t let people know we were going to jam after the song so Jools was staring at us like what the fuck is happening?! So I think we made a mark. It was awesome!”
The trio of brothers from mid-west America join the Brothers from Drenge today for their debut UK tour ahead of the release of their second EP, ‘Devil Fruit’ that is scheduled for released on October 14th. With both bands capable of kicking out the jams at the highest level, these shows are highly anticipated and not to be missed.
The full four track ‘Devil Fruit’ EP will be available on Little Man Records on 12” vinyl. Watch their new video for ‘Romance Dawn’ here also available digitally on iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/album/romance-dawn-single/id702942327
October Tour Supporting Drenge
3rd The Cluny, Newcastle
4th King Tuts, Glasgow
5th Non Zero's, Dundee
7th East Village Arts Club, Liverpool
8th Cavern, Exeter
9th Green Door Store, Brighton
11th Sound & Vision Festival, Norwich
12th Bodega Social Club, Nottingham
14th Portland Arms, Cambridge
15th Roadhouse, Manchester
16th Sugarmill, Stoke
17th Blackheart, Camden Headline Show
18th SWN Festival, Cardiff Festival
19th Billingsgate Market, London Supporting Pure Love
Just as they’re about to embark on their first ever full headline tour of the UK & Ireland, Letlive. have premiered a new music video via Noisey. 'Younger' is one of the tracks from critically acclaimed recent album ‘The Blackest Beautiful’. Playing on the song’s lyrical themes of “Only the good die young”, the music video explores the workings of a cult and vocalist Jason Aalon Butler’s character’s turning the tables on the enigmatic cult leader in a dark and twisted fantastical scenario.
Currently treating mainland Europe to their frenetic and already quite legendary live show, letlive. hit UK shores next week with Night Verses (whose drummer Aric Improta plays the cult leader in the ‘Younger’ music video) and The American Scene in tow. Having already been upgraded from the Underworld to the Electric Ballroom, the London date of the tour is now sold out, following the lead of Cardiff, Glasgow and Southampton, all of which ran out of tickets some time ago.
03 Oct 2013 UK Bristol The Fleece
04 Oct 2013 UK Southampton Talking Heads SOLD OUT
05 Oct 2013 UK Birmingham Asylum
06 Oct 2013 UK Leeds Cockpit
07 Oct 2013 UK Newcastle Warehouse 34
09 Oct 2013 UK Manchester Sound Control
10 Oct 2013 UK Belfast The Limelight
11 Oct 2013 Ireland Dublin Fibber Magees
12 Oct 2013 UK Glasgow King Tuts SOLD OUT
14 Oct 2013 UK Nottingham Rescue Rooms
15 Oct 2013 UK Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach SOLD OUT
17 Oct 2013 UK London Electric Ballroom SOLD OUT
PRAISE FOR ‘THE BLACKEST BEAUTIFUL’:
“one of the most affecting heavy records of the year.” – NME (8/10)
“One of the returns of the year. One of the records of the year.” – Kerrang! (5/5)
“The unhinged-ness that makes this band’s live show such a presence has finally made it to record.” – This Is Fake DIY (8/10)
“Writhing and urgent, it’s the record that might make them stars.” - Q Magazine (4/5)
"With this record, letlive. are in a league of their own." - Rock Sound (9/10)
“This is the kind of record that changes people’s lives.” - Metal Hammer (9/10)
“…genuinely flawless.” - Front (5/5)
www.thisisletlive.com // www.facebook.com/theletlive // www.epitaph.com
Critically-lauded singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Anthony Green will release his newest solo offering "Young Legs" on 17th February 2014 via his own newly launched imprint Moshtradamus Records. The album’s first single “Breaker” premiered on RollingStone.com - (Click here to listen) - who expresses the track, “…opens with dramatic keys and bracing percussion, and is an extension of the singer-songwriter's past work.”
Fans can share and embed the track here.
With Young Legs, the Circa Survive front-man ventured further away from his punk / hardcore roots and pushed deeper into the lush, intricate, melody-driven brand of alt-rock. The album is a masterful collection of sprawling, lavishly textured pop. But while the album is Green’s most ambitious effort so far in a 10-year music career, "Young Legs" also bears a warm intimacy that proves both his strength and ingenuity as a songwriter.
Made at Studio 4 Recording in his home state of Pennsylvania, Young Legs finds Green teaming up with Will Yip, a producer / engineer who’s previously worked with Circa Survive (as well as artists as diverse as The Fray, Lauryn Hill, Arctic Monkeys, and Beanie Sigel). “I wanted this album to sound bigger and more atmospheric than anything I’d ever done, and I knew that working with Will could make that happen,” says Green. For more help in broadening his sound, Green once again joined forces with Good Old War, the Pennsylvania-based indie-folk trio who served as his backing band on 2008’s Avalon and 2012’s Beautiful Things. In crafting the sonics of Young Legs, Green looked to a wildly eclectic range of influences that includes the Beatles, Peter Gabriel, Queens of the Stone Age, Fleet Foxes, Justin Timberlake’s latest work, and—most significantly—Fiona Apple and Frank Sinatra. “Their music is just so clear and cutting and really captures a feeling,” Green says of Apple and Sinatra.
Besides the pained, yet powerful single “Breaker,” that lyrical intensity fuels much of Young Legs, such as “You Have to Believe It Will Happen” (an epic, soul-stirring number that Green penned for a friend struggling through divorce) and the quietly devastating “I’ll Miss You” (a string-accented tribute to a departed friend). But a brighter, breezier mood prevails on many of Young Legs’ other tracks, including the dreamy acoustic reverie of “Stolen,” the gently cascading and harmony-soaked “Shine,” and “Anytime” (a blissfully bouncy ode to Green’s younger son). “Most of the songs on the album were written for other people, or inspired by things that were going on in the lives of my friends and family,” explains Green. Describing the songs on Young Legs as “little presents to people I love.”
Direct-to-fan pre-order for Young Legs is now available at www.anthonygreenmusic.com with exclusive limited edition packages: including a 1-hour private Skype session with Anthony, a unique hand painted 12" vinyl jacket, handwritten lyrics to a song of your choice, a new t-shirt, and more. Fans can also preorder the deluxe version of Young Legs on iTunes and get 5-bonus demo versions and a digital booklet.
In support of the new solo effort, Anthony will take to the road for a string of CO-headlining shows with The Dear Hunter starting on 24th February 2014 in the UK and running through to 16th March in Europe.
Anthony Green + The Deer Hunter European Tour 2014
24 FEB • Bristol, UK @ Thekla
25 FEB • Cardiff, UK @ Clwb Ifor Bach
26 FEB • Southampton, UK @ Joiners
28 FEB • Birmingham, UK @ Academy 2
01 MAR • Manchester, UK @ Academy 3
02 MAR • Glasgow, UK @ King Tuts
03 MAR • Newcastle, UK @ University
05 MAR • Nottingham, UK @ Rescue Rooms
06 MAR • London, UK @ Garage
07 MAR • Paris, France @ Fleche d'or
08 MAR • Eindhoven, Holland @ Dynamo
10 MAR • Hamburg, Germany @ Molotow
11 MAR • Berlin, Germany @ Magnet
12 MAR • Cologne, Germany @ Gebaude 9
14 MAR • Zurich, Switzerland @ Dynamo
15 MAR • Calenzano, Italy @ Cycle Club
16 MAR • Vienna, Austria @ B72
Tickets on sale Friday 27th September and are priced at £12 - £14.
Available from: www.anthonygreenmusic.com