Royal Thunder, the female-fronted Hard Rock quartet whose debut album, "CVI", earned praise from Rolling Stone, NPR, Revolver and saw singer Mlny Parsonz land on the cover of Decibel Magazine, release their follow-up full-length, "Crooked Doors", on 7th April via Relapse Records.
The band admit it's taken time and thank everyone for bearing with them, hoping that fans "are fond of it" and are "looking forward to revisiting places".
"Crooked Doors" was recorded throughout 2014, with the main recording taking place at the Aria Recording Studio in Marietta, GA with producer Joey Jones.
Updates to follow.
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