Belgian Death Metal mainstays, ABORTED, will return to the U.S. for a full co-headlining tour with FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY starting next week! The band is out supporting their latest album, NECROTIC MANIFESTO, which was released in 2014. Support will be from Archspire, Entheos & Dark Sermon.
Lead singer/front man, SVEN DE CALUWÉ, had this to say about the tour:
"We coudln't be more excited to get back over to north america since our last run with Kataklysm in 2014. This as a co-headliner with Fit for an autopsy and our good friends in Archspire. This is the first US tour in support of the necrotic manifesto so get ready for tons of blasts, violence and Belgian style insanity. Come on out to a show and party and grind with us!"
Check out the official video for "The Extirpation Agenda" from NECROTIC MANIFESTO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFQwMxVIwWM
Here are the dates:
New Brooklyn Tavern
Dirty Dog Bar
The Rail Club
Black Sheep Café
The Zoo Cabaret
House Of Rock
Montage Music Hall
Writer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Scott Stevens has signed an exclusive publishing deal with the newly launched Lava Music Publishing, a venture with Kobalt Publishing. Stevens’ recent work includes hits from Halestorm, Nothing More, Skillet, Daughtry, The Sick Puppies, Theory Of A Deadman, Pop Evil, and many more. Stevens co-wrote eight songs on the new Halestorm album “Into The Wildlife” which just debuted at number five on the Billboard Top 200 Chart. In addition, he also has a song in the new Melissa McCarthy movie "Spy" which hits theaters soon.
From Los Angeles, CA, Stevens rose to success with the modern rock band The Exies (Over 480,000 records sold). Stevens has been a prominent songwriter and producer since leaving the band, scoring five number one singles in the last year and a half.
“I am very proud that Scott Stevens, our first signing, has come out swinging with multiple cuts on hit records including Halestorm and the upcoming record from Shinedown” states Lava Music chairman Jason Flom. “And the best part is that the best is yet to come!"
Battle Creek, Michigan - Female fronted Rock bandDarling Down have released their "Never Tell" music video. The video was produced by Travis Ross at RipJaw Media and was filmed in the sleepy town of Hillsdale Michigan. The track comes from their new albumNever Tell which features collaborations with accomplished guest musicians including Clint Lowery of Sevendust, Vinnie Dombrowski ofSponge, Stephen Richards of Taproot, and Brett Hestla of Dark New Day. The album is available now through all digital retailers.
Watch Darling Down's "Never Tell" music video below:
The best part of the video is all the gore. We filmed it with inspiration fromEli Roth and Quentin Tarantino. I was surprised to learn how the special effects makeup artist made blood splatter. Let’s just say there was a lot of spitting. - Ryan Hudson (Darling Down)
Buy Darling Down's new album Never Tell HERE.
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About Darling Down:With their symphonically powerful sound and an arsenal of brand new material, mid-Michigan’s Darling Down is prepared to show the world that they are ready to stake their artistic claim in the territory of modern rock.
The band, an outstanding female fronted four piece, has a synergistic effect among its members: Amanda Legault’s clear, strong vocals that range from powerfully compelling to hauntingly sweet, Dustin Claud’s driving and dynamic guitar riffs, Jim Dokurno’s thunderous bass lines, and Ryan Hudson’s tight musicianship on drums. Committed to lyrically thoughtful and melodically engrossing songwriting with powerful hooks,Darling Down is distinctive in today’s musical arena. With lyrically relatable songs full of enough edginess, passion and real life to appeal to a wide audience, Darling Down’s songs are catchy, intriguing, and heavy; beautifully sung, constructed and arranged. Sonically driving, with soaring vocals and harmonies, the deep lyrics are sometimes juxtaposed with eerily strong, pretty vocals and heavy guitars, as on their earlier recording, “Revenge is Sweet Like Cherries.”
Fast forward to 2014, Darling Down is not holding anything back with their highly anticipated and absorbing new album, Never Tell, produced by the nationally acclaimed producer/ engineer/mixer Chuck Alkazian(Soundgarden, Trust Company, Pop Evil) and recorded at Pearl Sound Studios. Never Tell, which has an anticipated release date of 7/22/2014, has already garnered a sizable amount of pre-release industry buzz. A stellar collection of songs, creatively written and with spectacular pieces of orchestration, Darling Down and their producer have created an album full of great musicianship, mesmerizing rhythms and melodies, and exciting, innovative collaborations with accomplished outside artists. Never Tell will feature guest appearances by Clint Lowery of Sevendust, Vinnie Dombrowski of Sponge, Stephen Richards of Taproot, and Brett Hestla of Dark New Day, and reaction to the album during its development has been explosively positive. Never Tell will launch the hard-hitting, intensely memorable “Pressure” as the first single off the album and plans are for the immediate release of a lyric video.
Ramping up for the expansion of their touring in addition to their current live shows on schedule, following the release of Never Tell Darling Downwill be amplifying their live show radius throughout North America. In recent years, Darling Down has developed a loyal fan base with their passionate music and high energy live performances, and grabbed the attention of audiences throughout the Midwest. The band has performed alongside many notable acts including Theory of a Deadman, Nonpoint,Taproot, Smile Empty Soul, Pop Evil, Red, Ra, Framing Hanley,Saving Abel, Evans Blue, Saliva, Hed PE, Mushoomhead and many more. Darling Down, fresh off the release of Never Tell, will be one to watch as they share their new music and unique show with an even wider scope of music fans throughout the country. Be on the lookout for upcoming tour dates!
CLUTCH: NEIL FALLON RELEASES COMMENTARY CLIPS ON FACEBOOK “FROM BEALE STREET TO OBLIVION” TO BE RELEASED ON LIMITED EDITION COLORED VINYL FOR RECORD STORE DAY
Clutch, the influential heavy rock band from Maryland, have begun releasing commentary clips from singer Neil Fallon on it’s official Facebook page. “This is the first in a series of clips we will be making public over the next couple of weeks and months” states Fallon. “In these clips I speak about Clutch songs, both older and younger, and explain my thinking behind the lyrics. The loose theme under which the tracks were picked is myth and mythology. Stay tuned to Clutch’sFacebook page for more of these. As yesterday marks the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's death, it seems only appropriate to begin this series with our song, ‘Abraham Lincoln’."
Clutch will be releasing From Beale Street To Oblivion on vinyl for the first time ever for Record Store Day. This is a limited colored vinyl double LP in a gatefold jacket. The album features Clutch’s best known single "Electric Worry”.
Track 1 You Can’t Stop Progress
Track 2 Power Player
Track 3 The Devil & Me
Track 4 Rapture Of Riddley Walker
Track 5 Child Of The City
Track 6 Electric Worry
Track 7 One Eye Dollar
Track 8 White’s Ferry
Track 9 When Vegans Attack
Track 10 Opossum Minister
Track 11 Black Umbrella
Track 12 Mr. Shiny Cadillackness
Track 1 Politician (Live at the BBC)
Track 2 Electric Worry (Live at the BBC)
Track 3 One Eye Dollar (Live at the BBC)
Track 4 Mr. Shiny Cadillackness (Live at the BBC)
Track 5 Cypress Grove (Live at the BBC)
Track 6 The Devil & Me (Live in Australia)
Track 7 Child of the City (Live in Australia)
Track 8 You Gonna Wreck My Life (Live in Australia)
Track 9 White’s Ferry (Live In Australia)
Clutch have been pushing the boundaries that define heavy rock music since the four original members got together in high school. Clutch is an unmatched musical force that has been best described as “the quintessential American Rock Band”. They released their tenth and latest studio album Earth Rocker via their own label Weathermaker Musicon March 16, 2013. The album entered the Billboard Top 200chart at #15 giving the band their highest chart position to date.
Clutch’s Earth Rocker reached #1 on the Rock Chart and #4 on iTunes' overall Top 100 album chart. Earth Rocker was awarded “Album of The Year” by Metal Hammer and garnered a Top 10 spot on Rolling Stone’s“Top 20 Metal Albums of the Year”. Rolling Stone further enthused: “Four Maryland lifers — road dogs who've been grinding since the earlyFugazi administration, cranking out seething admixtures of jam-band chops, careening blues-punk riffs and singer Neil Fallon's nerdy, piss-taking wiseass lyrics — release their hardest rocking set to date. Look for a go-go break (and some clever punning on the phrase "drop the bomb!) on ‘D.C. Sound Attack!’ Inspirational verse: “if you're gonna do it/ do it live on stage/ or don't do it at all.”
Clutch is currently working on their follow up to Earth Rocker which will be released in 2015.
The band is currently co-headling THE MISSING LINK TOUR withMastodon. Tour dates are as follows:
*Mastodon Closes The Evening. **Clutch Closes The Evening
Apr 16 *St. Paul, MN Myth
Apr 17 * Winnipeg, MB The Burton Cummings Theatre
Apr 18 *Saskatoon, SK O’Brian’s Events Center (SOLD OUT)
Apr 19 * Edmonton, AB Expo Centre
Apr 21 * Calgary, AB MacEwan Hall
Apr 23 * Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom (SOLD OUT)
Apr 24 **Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom (SOLD OUT)
Apr 25 *Portland, OR Roseland (SOLD OUT)
Apr 26 *Seattle, WA Showbox SODO (SOLD OUT)
Apr 28 *Oakland, CA Fox Theater
Apr 29 *Los Angeles, CA Palladium
Apr 30 *Tempe, AZ Marquee Theater
May 01 *Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
May 02 *Salt Lake City, UT The Complex
May 03 *Denver, CO Red Rock’s Amphitheatre
May 05 *San Antonio, TX Kapone’s Ballroom
May 06 *Oklahoma City, OK Diamond Ballroom
May 08 *Atlanta, GA Shaky Knees Festival
May 09 *Raleigh, NC Lincoln Theatre Street Stage
May 10 **Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
May 12 *Clive, IA (Des Moines) 7 Flags
May 13 *Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom Club Stage
May 15 **Bethlehem, PA Sands Event Center
May 16 **Baltimore, MD Pier Six Pavilion
May 17 *Boston, MA House of Blues
May 19 *New York, NY Central Park Summer Stage
May 20 *Niagara Falls, NY Rapids Theatre
May 21 *London, ON London Music Hall (SOLD OUT)
May 23 **Sterling Heights, MI Freedom Hall
May 24 **Columbus, OH LC Pavilion
Neil Fallon - Vocals/Guitar
Tim Sult - Guitar
Dan Maines - Bass
Jean-Paul Gaster - Drums/Percussion
For more information, check out the band’s website:
Milan, Italy based Metal / Hardcore band Mellowtoyhave released their "Chain Reaction" music video featuring Cristian Machado of Ill Nino. The track comes from the band's new album entitled "Lies" which is available now through Scarlet Records. "Chain Reaction" is the second music video from "Lies" with their "Visions" music video being released earlier this year.
Check out Mellowtoy's "Chain Reaction" music video below:
The music video for "Chain Reaction" was shot in a grand 14th Century residence in Mantova (near Milan), on one very cold night. We are pretty stoked about the result and how Cristian looks as a ghost moving inside and outside the location. Thanks to Matteo Di Gioia and "The Jack Stupid" staff, we found the perfect way to put Mr. Machado on video, all hand-drawn! It looks absolutely insane. -Matt Massa, Mellowtoy
Buy Mellowtoy's new album Lies HERE.
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For their 4th full-length album, MELLOWTOY are set to break the doors down by dropping their incredible new album entitled Lies'. Produced by Marco Coti Zelati (Lacuna Coil), Mixed by Kyle Hoffman (P.O.D, Lacuna Coil, Bush, Zebrahead) and Mastered by the legendary Howie Weinberg (Nirvana, Metallica, Pantera,Deftones, Limp Bizkit) the band has worked with some of the industry’s leading names to ensure that Lies creates a powerful statement of musical intent that is set to shake up the current rock/metal scene. Special guests appearing on the album include bothCristian Machado of Ill Nino (providing guest vocals on “Chain Reaction”) and Paolo Colavolpe from the band Destrage (guest vocals on “Bright New World”).
Having toured several times within their native Italy and throughout Europe with renowned international acts like Papa Roach, Disturbed,Stone Sour, Ill Nino, Alter Bridge, HIM, & Fear Factory, this 6-piece Metal/Rock band looks set to hit everyone with their unique wave of sound.
Emiliano Camellini - Vocals
Matt Massa – Vocals (Scream / Growl)
Titta Morganti - Guitar
Diego Cavallotti - Guitar
Teo Camellini - Drums
Alessandro Piccinelli - Bass