Queensryche Debuts ‘Dark Reverie’ Lyric Video

Courtesy: Century Media

Queensryche released the lyric video for its latest single this week.

The band debuted the lyric video for its single ‘Dark Reverie‘ on Monday.  The song’s musical arrangement is everything that audiences have come to expect from Queensryche throughout its life.  Queensryche guitarist Parker Lundgren explained the song’s lyrical theme is very introspective.

“‘Dark Reverie’ is a guitar-driven progressive ballad addressing self-reflection during times of tragedy and the questions we ask ourselves while grieving,” Lundgren said.

‘Dark Reverie’ is the latest single from Queensryche’s forthcoming album The Verdict, which is currently set for release March 1 via Century Media.  Pre-orders for The Verdict are open now.  The album’s lead single, ‘Man The Machine‘ premiered Nov. 16.

Queensryche will tour in support of The Verdict starting March 2 in Orlando, FL.  The monthlong tour is scheduled to run through March 3 in Seattle, WA, and feature performances in cities nationwide, such as Cincinnati, OH; Uncasville, CT and Tempe, AZ.  The tour’s current schedule is noted below.

 

Courtesy: Century Media Records

QUEENSRYCHE HEADLINE TOUR DATES
March 2 – Orlando, FL – The Plaza Live
March 3 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
March 5 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
March 7 – Baltimore – Sound Stage*
March 8 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun^
March 9 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza*
March 10 – Worcester, MA – Palladium*
March 12 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
March 13 – Detroit, MI – Diesel
March 14 – Chicago, IL – Concord
March 15 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
March 16 – Medina, MN – Medina Entertainment Center
March 17 – Davenport, IA – Rhythm City Casino Resort^
March 20 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
March 21 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
March 22 – San Antonio, TX – Aztec
March 23 – Albuquerque, NM – El Rey
March 26 – Tempe, AZ – The Marquee
March 27 – San Diego – Observatory
March 28 – Los Angeles, CA- Fonda
March 29 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
March 30 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
April 2 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
April 3 – Seattle, WA – Neptune
*w/ support from The Cringe
^Queensrÿche only

More information on Queensryche’s new single, tour, album and more is available online now at:

Websitehttp://www.queensrycheofficial.com

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/QueensrycheOfficial

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/queensryche

 

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Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band Nominated For “Best Blues Rock Album” At 2019 Blues Music Awards

Courtesy: Family Owned Records/Thirty Tigers

Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band has a big reason to be happy today.

The band’s latest album Poor Until Paday has been nominated for Best Blues Rock Album of 2019 by the Blues Foundation.  The 2019 Blues Music Awards are scheduled for May 9 at the Cook Convention Center in Memphis, TN.

The band’s ninth full-length studio recording, Poor Until Payday has garnered critical acclaim from various mainstream outlets, such as Rolling Stone CountryGuitar World magazine and American Songwriter since its release via the band’s own Family Owned Records and Thirty Tigers early last October.

Front man and band namesake Reverend Peyton was humble as he talked about the band’s nomination.

“We are so honored to be nominated for a Blues Foundation, Blues Music Award,” he said.  “I’ve dreamed of being nominated for a BMA practically my whole life.  Thanks for noticing this record y’all.  Poor Until Payday is up for Best Blues Rock Album.  Just floored by this.”

Poor Until Payday has generated three hit singles — ‘You Can’t Steal My Sunshine‘ and ”Poor Until Payday‘ and ‘It Is Or It Ain’t‘ — since its release.  Audiences will get to hear both songs and many more during the band’s upcoming tour dates starting Feb. 16 in St. Augustine, FL. The band’s tour schedule — noted below — runs through Sept. 1 in Cookeville, TN.

2019 Tour Dates:
2/16/19 – St. Augustine, FL – Cafe Eleven
2/17/19 – Sebastian, FL – Earl’s Hideaway
2/20/19 – Boca Raton, FL – The Funky Biscuit
2/21/19 – Stuart, FL – Pirate’s Cove
2/23/19 – Clearwater, FL – Clearwater Sea Blues Fest, Coachman Park
2/24/19 – Orlando, FL – Will’s Pub
2/26/19 – Chattanooga, TN – Songbirds South
2/27/19 – Dahlonega, GA – The Crimson Moon
2/28/19 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
3/01/19 – Newport News, VA – Boathouse Live
3/02/19 – Snowshoe, WV – Homegrown Music Festival
3/03/19 – Richmond, VA – The Tin Pan
3/05/19 – Greenville, SC – Gottrocks
3/06/19 – Rocky Mount, VA – Harvester Performance Center
3/07/19 – Winchester, VA – Bright Box
3/08/19 – Buffalo, NY – Tralf Music Hall
3/09/19 – Ferndale, MI – The Magic Bag
3/10/19 – Cleveland, OH – The Beachland Ballroom and Tavern
5/31/19 – Minden, WV – Mountain Music Festival
9/01/19 – Cookeville, TN – Muddy Roots Music Festival

More information on Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band is available online now at:

 

Website: http://www.bigdamnband.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bidamnband 

Twitter: http://twitter.combigdamnband

 

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ESPN To Air Expanded Edition of ‘NFL Countdown’ Sunday

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ESPN will air a special extended edition of NFL Countdown this weekend.

The network will air a special three-hour edition of the program at noon Sunday ahead of the NFL Conference Championship games.  Sam Ponder will anchor the broadcast.  He will be joined by Matt Hasselbeck, Randy Moss, Rex Ryan, Charles Wooden, Louis Riddick, Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter live from ESPN’s Bristol, CT studios for additional commentary.

Sunday’s expanded edition of NFL Countdown will feature discussions on topics, such as the McCourty twins, C.J. Anderson and his road to the post season, and Drew Brees’ connection with his teammates.

Josina Anderson and Dianna Russini will cover the NFC Championship game between the Rams and Saints.  Jeff Darlington and Sal Paolantonio will have coverage of the AFC Championship game between the Rams and Patriots.

Prior to Sunday’s special edition of NFL Countdown, the ESPN networks will feature a variety of NFL post season highlights from past seasons, beginning with a special broadcast Saturday morning.  The networks’ full broadcast schedule is noted below.

Date

Time (ET)

Show

Network

Sat, Jan 19

8:30 a.m.

NFL Matchup

ESPN2

Sun, Jan 20

4:00 a.m.

NFL Matchup (re-air)

ESPN

6:30 a.m.

NFL Matchup (re-air)

ESPN

7:00 a.m.

Super Bowl XLIV Highlights – New Orleans Saints vs. Indianapolis Colts

ESPN2

7:30 a.m.

NFL’s Greatest Games: Super Bowl LI – New England Patriots vs. Atlanta Falcons

ESPN2

12 p.m.

Postseason NFL Countdown presented by Snickers

ESPN

10 p.m.

NFL PrimeTime

ESPN

Chris Berman will reunite with Tom Jackson Sunday night on NFL Primetime at 10 p.m. Keyshawn Johnson will also be on hand for the broadcast.  The trio will recap the highlights of the day’s conference championships.

More information on ESPN’s NFL post season coverage is available online now along with all of the latest NFL headlines at:

 

Website: http://www.espn.com/nfl

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NFLonESPN

Twitter: http://twitter.com/ESPNNFL

 

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Overkill Premieres ‘Head Of A Pin’ Lyric Video

Courtesy: Nuclear Blast Records

Overkill has released the lyric video for the second single from its new album.

The band debuted the video for the song ‘Head of a Pin‘ on Friday.  The song is taken from the band’s forthcoming album The Wings of War.  Front man Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth said in an interview, that this song took some time to go from concept to creation.

“‘Head of a Pin’ took a long time to come together,” Ellsworth said.  “It is probably the tune that went through the most changes, and the last one I finished.  Looking back on its development, the time invested was well worth it.  the tonality of the guitar shines on it, and the song goes “other places,” traditional with a touch of the down-low-dirty riff, and a sing-along chorus…personally one of my favorites of The Wings of War.”

The video’s premiere comes more than a month after the band debuted the album’s lead single ‘Last Man Standing‘ and less than a month after the band debuted the first two videos in its new ‘Welcome To The Garden State’ documentary series.

The series’ first video, streaming here, features Overkill’s members talking about the band’s name and how it came together.  Its second video features the band members their own early influences and Overkill’s place in the industry.

The Wings of War will be available on a variety of platforms, all of which are noted below.  Pre-orders for The Wings of War are open now.

The Wings Of War will be available for purchase in the following formats:

  • CD Digipak
  • CD Digi + T-Shirt + Poster Bundle
  • Green Cassette
  • Grey Vinyl (limited to 1,500)
  • Green with Yellow Splatter vinyl (limited to 500)
Please note that imported items will ship

The full track listing for The Wings of War is noted below.

Below is the track listing for The Wings Of War
1              Last Man Standing
2              Believe In The Fight
3              Head Of A Pin
4              Bat Shit Crazy
5              Distortion
6              A Mother’s Prayer
7              Welcome To The Garden State
8              Where Few Dare To Walk
9              Out On The Road-Kill
10           Hole In My Soul

More information on The Wings of War is available online now along with all of Overkill’s latest news and more at:

 

Websitehttp://www.wreckingcrew.com

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/OverkilLWreckingCrew

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/OverkillBand

 

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Radar State Announces New Live Dates

Courtesy: Wiretap Records/Disconnect Disconnect

Pop punk band Radar State is hitting the road in support of its debut album.

The tour is scheduled to launch Jan. 24 in Boston, MA and run a little more than two weeks before winding down Feb. 9 in Fullerton, CA.  The tour, whose schedule is noted below, is in support of the band’s debut album Strays.

1/24 – Boston MA @ Great Scott Tickets

1/25 – Brooklyn NY @ Saint Vitus Tickets

1/26 – Asbury Park NJ @ Asbury Park Brewery Tickets

1/27 – Philadelphia PA @ Johnny Brenda’s Tickets

2/1 – Kansas City MO @ Record Bar Tickets

2/2 – Chicago IL @ Cobra Lounge Tickets

2/3 – St Louis MO @ Blueberry Hill Duck Room Tickets

2/7 – San Francisco CA @ Bottom of the Hill Tickets

2/8 – Los Angeles CA @ Moroccan Lounge Tickets

2/9 – Fullerton CA @ Slidebar FREE SHOW

Strays was released domestically Jan. 11 via Wiretap Records, and in the UK and EU via Disconnect Disconnect Records.  The band debuted the lyric video for its latest single ‘Anywhere‘ on Nov. 15.  The album is streaming online now via Spotify.

Radar State’s debut album is the follow-up to the band’s self-titled 7-inch EP released last spring.  The album features cover art by Mondo Art Director and designer Jay Shaw.

More information on Radar State’s upcoming live dates, new album and more is available online now at:

 

Website: http://radarstate.merchtable.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/radarstate

Twitter: http://twitter.com/radar_state

 

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tHrOnE Debuts New Single, ‘The Fatigue’

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tHrOnE premiered its new single and companion video this week from its forthcoming album.

The Hartford, CT-based group, premiered its new single ‘The Fatigue’ and its companion lyric video on Monday. The song is the lead single and album opener from the band’s as-yet untitled new album, on which the band is currently working.

The video premiered via BuzzFeed. The song itself is streaming now through various outlets here.

The musical arrangement at the foundation of ‘The Fatigue’ boasts a sound that will appeal to fans of Linkin Park and other similar acts, with its hybrid electronic/guitar-based composition.

The song’s lyrical content, which according to band member Derek Trafton explained is centered on the issue of a broken relationship, will appeal to a wide range of listeners, too.

“‘The Fatigue’ is the opening track to the new album,” Trafton said.  “This song comes from the murky area which comes after heartbreak, but before completely giving up.”

More information on ‘The Fatigue’ is available online now along with all of the group’s latest news and more at:

 

Website: http://www.tHrOnEonline.net

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/tHrOnEHartfordCT

Twitter: http://twitter.com/t_h_r_o_n_e

 

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Whitechapel Releases Third Single From ‘The Valley’

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Whitechapel debuted the latest single from its new album this week.

The veteran Tennessee-based metal outfit debuted the song ‘Third Depth‘ on Tuesday.  The song’s musical arrangement stands out as its verses echo influences of Tool while the choruses are just as familiar, with the band’s trademark down-tuned guitars and gutteral growling from front man Phil Bozeman.

The song’s lyrical content is another powerful presentation, with Bozeman writing, “A fantasy awakens/A dark desire to watch you slip away/Into Oblivion/I can’t wait to watch your flesh turn pale/When I hear the last breath you take/Even with you dead/I still feel the pain/In my heart, things will never be the same/Now I must live out this dark fantasy/I am not the man I came to be.”

Bozeman continues on in similar fashion as the song progresses, weighing his thoughts and emotions.

”Third Depth’ is just the latest single to be released from Whitechapel’s forthcoming seventh full-length studio recording.  The album, which is scheduled for release March 29 via Metal Blade Records, has also produced the singles ‘Brimstone’ and ‘Black Bear.’  Both songs are streaming online here.

Produced by Mark Lewis (Cannibal Corpse, The Black Dahlia Murder), mixed by David Castillo and mastered by Ted Jensen (Alice in Chains, Norah Jones, The Eagles), The Valley is currently scheduled for release March 29 via Metal Blade Records.

The album’s title is a reference to the part of the Hardin Valley (west of Knoxville, TV) where front man Phil Bozeman grew up.  Guitarist Alex Wade explained in a recent interview that the album’s title and lyrical themes go a long way toward explaining what Bozeman endured during his years living in the Hardin Valley.

“Phil has been upfront in his lyrics in the past about hardships he endured in his life as a child, and I believe with this record, we tried to paint a better picture of that,” Wade said.  “I believe our music is Phil’s release from his past, being able to get it out and speak about it, and hopefully anyone who hears it that may have gone through similar experiences can find some release in it as well.”

Bozeman expanded on Wade’s thoughts, saying that the record offers much for audiences to appreciate.

“Sound-wise, it’s all over the place,” Bozeman said.  “There’s aggression, and then you’re hit with ominous and emotional guitar riffs.  It’s mean, but then transfers to soft and inviting.  It’s a whirlwind of emotions throughout.”

The full track listing for The Valley is noted below.

The Valley track-listing
1. When a Demon Defiles a Witch
2. Forgiveness Is Weakness
3. Brimstone
4. Hickory Creek
5. Black Bear
6. We Are One
7. The Other Side
8. Third Depth
9. Lovelace
10. Doom Woods

 

Courtesy: Metal Blade Records

Pre-orders for The Valley are open now.  The album will be available in a variety of formats, all of which are noted below.

–digipak-CD
–box set (digipak CD, shoulder bag, 10 art prints, poster)
–clear w/ black smoke vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 600 copies)
–transparent red w/ black smoke vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 500 copies)
–opaque red inside black haze vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–opaque cream w/ black splatter vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–black inside transparent orange haze vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–orange / red marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 500 copies)
–180g clear vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 500 copies)
–clear / black marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–white / orange / red marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–orange / purple marbled vinyl (EMP exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
–blood splattered vinyl (Impericon exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
* exclusive bundles with shirts, plus digital options are also available!

More information on The Valley, Whitechapel’s current tour schedule and more is available online now at:

 

Websitehttp://www.whitechapelband.com

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/whitechapelmetal

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/whitechapelband

 

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