Vincent Poag Announces ‘Heroes And Demons’ Release Date, Track Listing

Courtesy: Danal Music, LLC

Vincent Poag has a new album on the way.

The veteran singer-songwriter is currently scheduled to release his latest full-length studio recording Heroes and DemonsJune 29 via Danal Music, LLC.  The 10-song record will be Poag’s fourth full-length studio recording, not his third.  Poag released his third album, Circling Back independently in 2016 on CD Baby.

Heroes and Demons boasts a variety of sounds that will appeal to a wide range of listeners.  ‘Beautiful Day,’ one of the album’s featured songs, has been likened to Bobby McFerrin’s hit single ‘Don’t Worry Be Happy.’  ‘Piper Play’ has been described as having something of a Celtic lean while ‘One Step Ahead of Gloom’ boasts a New Orleans brass band sound.  ‘Young Again,’ which comes a little more than halfway through the album, is compared — musically — to works from the late great Tom Petty.

The album’s track listing is noted below.

Track Listing:

1.) Beautiful Day
2.) You Love Me
3.) One Step Ahead Of Gloom
4.) Piper Play
5.) Here I Am (w/ Diana Hope)
6.) Young Again
7.) Too Much Of Nothin’ To Do
8.) Sir Nicholas Winton
9.) Daisy
10.) And The Ocean Rolls

More information on Heroes and Demons is available online now along with all of Vincent Poag’s latest news and more at:

 

Websitehttp://www.vincentpoag.com

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Twitterhttp://twitter.com/vincentpoag

 

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Anthrax’s ‘Kings Among Scotland’ Is A Royally Good Recording

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The wait is finally over for Anthrax’s new live recording.

Kings Among Scotland arrived in stores and online today via Megaforce Records.  Originally recorded February 15, 2017 at the Barrowland Ballroom in Glasgow, Scotland, the two-set, 19-song set list includes hits such as ‘Madhouse,’ ‘I Am The Law,’ ‘Breathing Lightning,’ ‘Indians’ and other songs.  Available also on CD and digital formats, the recording also features interviews, behind-the-scenes footage, and more.

Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante said in a recent interview that he was happy to finally have the recording available.

“We are so excited that our DVD is finally being released,” Benante said.  “Don’t be surprised if the package is vibrating and dripping with sweat when you open it…that’s how live and exciting it really is!”

Front man Frank Bello agreed.

“This was such an amazing experience for us,” Bello said.  “The video is so alive and intense that even from the first edit, I felt like I was ‘right there’ at the show, in the audience.”

The release of King’s Among Scotland is only one of the band’s big announcements.  The band will join Slayer on its farewell tour this spring and summer.  It also has a handful of dates with Testament scheduled.  The band’s full, current tour schedule is noted below.

LEG ONE (Slayer, Lamb of God, Anthrax, Behemoth, Testament)

MAY

22   Bell MTS Place, Winnipeg, MB

23   Sanctuary Events Center, Fargo, ND – Anthrax w/ Testament

24   The Armory, Minneapolis, MN   SOLD OUT

25   Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, IL

26   Clyde theatre, Ft. Wayne, IN – Anthrax w/ Testament

27   Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill, Detroit, MI   SOLD OUT

29   Budweiser Stage, Toronto, ON   SOLD OUT

30   Place Bell, Montreal, PQ   SOLD OUT

JUNE

 1    Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT   SOLD OUT

 2    PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ

 4    Santander Arena, Reading, PA   SOLD OUT

 6    Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH

 8    International, Knoxville, TN – Anthrax w/ Testament

 7    Blossom Music Center, Cleveland, OH

 9    KeyBank Pavilion, Pittsburgh, PA

10   Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA

12   Veteran’s United Home Loans  Amphitheater, Virginia Beach, VA

13   The Stage on the Bay, Savannah, GA – Anthrax w/ Testament

14   PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, NC

15   Orlando Amphitheater, Orlando, FL

17   Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land, Houston, TX   SOLD OUT

18   House of Blues, New Orleans, LA – Anthrax w/ Testament

19   The Bomb Factory, Dallas, TX   SOLD OUT

20   Austin360 Amphitheater, Austin, TX  SOLD OUT

LEG TWO  (Slayer, Lamb of God, Anthrax, Testament, Napalm Death)

JULY

26   Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion, Gilford, NH

27   Impact Music Festival, Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion, Bangor, ME

29   Northwell Health at Jones Beach, Wantagh, NY

31   The Pavilion at Montage Mountain, Scranton, PA

AUGUST

 1    Times Union Center, Albany, NY

 2    The Strand, Providence, RI  – Anthrax w/ Testament ADDED SHOW

 3    Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Darien Lake, NY

 4    Lakeview Amphitheater, Syracuse, NY

 6    Budweiser Gardens, London, ON

 7    Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI

 9    Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, St. Louis, MO

10   Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood, Atlanta, GA

12   Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, TN

13   Walmart AMP, Rogers, AR

14   Gas Monkey, Dallas, TX  – Anthrax w/ Testament ADDED SHOW

15   Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio, TX

16   The Zoo Amphitheatre, Oklahoma City, OK

18   Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, Denver, CO

19   USANA Amphitheatre, Salt Lake City, UT

20   Wilma theatre, Missoula, MT – Anthrax w/ Testament ADDED SHOW

21   Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater, Boise, ID

23   Sunlight Supply Amphitheater, Portland, OR

26   SAP Center, San Jose, CA

More information on Anthrax’s tour, its new live recording and more is available online now along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:

 

Websitehttp://anthrax.com

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/anthrax

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/anthrax

 

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Astros, Indians Look To Take Weekend Series Tonight Live On ESPN

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In just a few hours, the Houston Astros and Cleveland Indians will finish their three-game weekend series, and the series’ rubber match will be broadcast live tonight on ESPN.

The American League Central-leading Indians (22 – 22) take on the American League West-leading (and defending World Series Champion) Houston Astros (29 – 18) in the closer of the teams’ series as part of ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball presented by Taco Bell.  Broadcast of tonight’s game is scheduled to start at 8 p.m.

Matt Vasgersian will have the call for tonight’s game.  He will be joined in the booth by analysts Jessica Mendoza and Alex Rodriguez for additional commentary.  Reporter Buster Olney will be on hand for all of the latest in-game news and interviews.

Tonight’s broadcast will be preceded by Baseball TonightSunday Night Countdown presented by Chevrolet.  The pre-game broadcast starts at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN.

Carlos Carrasco (5 – 2 so far on the season) is expected to get the start for Cleveland. His last time taking the mound was May 14 against Detroit. He took the loss in that 6 – 3 loss to the Tigers, allowing 3 runs on 6 hits, 3 earned runs, 1 home run, 2 walks (one being intentional), and four strikeouts.  While those numbers are not bad, Carrasco will be looking to get a fresh start tonight when he takes the mound for the Indians.

Lance McCullers, Jr. (5-2) is expected to start for Houston.  He was also last on the mound May 14.  In his case, his last game was against the Angels, who won that game 2 – 1 against the Astros.  McCullers allowed 2 runs on 4 hits over 6 innings in that game, as well as 2 earned runs and 2 walks. He struck out 6 batters over that time.  Since he has had time to rest up, he will be looking for his own fresh start tonight.

Tonight’s game is another one that could go either way in looking at the numbers.  the Astros have played far better on the road so far this season, going 16 – 7 on the road while the team has been more tepid at home, going 13 – 11.  The Indians meanwhile have been better at home (13 – 9) than on the road (9 – 13).

Houston has gone 7 – 3 in its last 10 games while Cleveland has gone 5 – 5 in its last 10 games, with its most recent being a win against Houston.

More information on tonight’s broadcast and all of ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball presented by Taco Bell games is available online now along with all of the latest MLB headlines at http://www.espn.com/mlb.

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One In The Chamber Has ‘Bills to Pay’

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Independent rock outfit One in the Chamber is giving audiences the first preview of its forthcoming debut EP.

The Toronto, Canada-based band debuted the video for its new single ‘Bills To Pay‘ late last month.  The blues-rock-tinged song was recorded at Canada’s famed Phase One Studios (Rush, Alice Cooper, The Tragically Hip) and produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Murray Daigle (Neverest, Platinum Blonde, Serena Ryder).

The video sees the band performing its new single in a dimly lit bar setting much to the pleasure of the audience.  The song can be streamed sans video online now here.

More information on ‘Bills To Pay’ is available online now along with all of One In The Chamber’s latest news and more at:

 

Website: http://www.oitcband.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/oitcband

 

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Sir Reg Debuts ‘The Underdog”s Lead Single

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Swedish punk outfit Sir Reg will release its fifth full-length studio recording this fall, and in anticipation of its release, the band is giving audiences their first preview of the album.

The band debuted the song ‘FOOL (Fight Of Our Lives)‘ on Friday.  The song is the lead single from the band’s next album The Underdogs.  Front man Brendan Sheehy, who is in fact Irish (yes, this is a band from Sweden with an Irish front man), said the album’s lead single centers on the power of hope.

“‘FOOL (Fight of our Lives)‘…is about pulling yourself back from the bring the minute you feel all hope is lost,” Sheehy said.  “Nothing and nobody can stand in your way when you decide to go grab your hopes and dreams, and achieve everything you believe is rightfully yours.”

FOOL (Fight of our Lives)‘ can be downloaded via iTunes and streamed via Spotify.

In regards to The Underdogs, the band explained in a collective statement that it is a tribute of sorts to the everyday person, that proverbial underdog who works every day to survive while also making some kind of difference.

“Everyone loves an Underdog,” the band said in its statement.  “They represent the belief that anyone can achieve and accomplish whatever they believe in, despite overwhelming odds.  This album deals with the struggles of the ordinary men and women, to make their voice heard and their opinions count, whilst not losing their spirit and ability to enjoy the simpler things in life, like hanging out with friends at their favorite bar on a Saturday night.”

More information on The Underdogs, ‘FOOL (Fight of our Lives)‘ and all of Sir Reg’s latest news and more is available online now at:

 

Website: http://www.sirregband.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/sirregband

 

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Pop Evil Debuts ‘A Crime To Remember’ Video

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Pop Evil has released more new music from its latest album.

The band debuted the video for its latest single ‘A Crime To Remember‘ this week.  Directed by Columbia Tatone, the video is meant to illustrate the song’s message of the importance of unity.  Front man Leigh Kakaty explained in a recent interview, saying the world needs to come together, adding that Tatone’s treatment did an exceptional job of delivering that message.

“Columbia has delivered what we feel is the most powerful video to date for Pop Evil,” Kakaty said.  “The concept keeps an open book storyline on how human beings view the world at the moment.  Our hope is to raise awareness that it’s time for all of us to come together and be united.”

A Crime To Remember‘ is the third single to be released from Pop Evil’s recently released self-titled album.  ‘Waking Lions‘ and ‘Colors Bleed‘ are the album’s other two current singles.

Pop Evil is currently touring in support of its new album.  The band’s current tour schedule is available online along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:

 

Website: http://www.PopEvil.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/popevil

 

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Nine Inch Nails Tapped To Headline Expanded 2018 Louder Than Life Festival

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There’s good news for fans of the annual Louder Than Life Festival.

The annual rock festival has expanded to three days in what is now its fifth year.  Nine Inch Nails has been tapped to headline the festival, which is scheduled to be held Sept. 28 – 30 at Champions Park in Louisville, Kentucky.  The full concert lineup will be announced June 4.

VIP and presale general admission tickets are on sale now.  Prices are noted below.

GA Weekend: Starting at $129.50 (4-packs are also available)
VIP Weekend: Starting at $449.50
Top Shelf VIP Weekend: $899.50 (with special amenities)

General on sale starts Friday, June 8 at noon.  ET.  More information on VIP packages and tickets is available online now at http://www.LouderThanLifeFestival.com.

Nine Inch Nails’ performance at this year’s festival is in support of its forthcoming album Bad Witch, which is currently scheduled to be released June 22 via Null Corporation. The album’s first single, ‘God Break Down The Door‘ is streaming online now.

Louder Than Life is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents.  More information on the Louder Than Life Festival is available online now along with all of the festival’s latest updates at:

 

Website: http://www.LouderThanLifeFestival.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/ltlfest

 

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