Gemini Syndrome Announces New Album Release Date, Specs; Premieres Album’s Latest Single

Courtesy: Century Media/Century Media Records

Gemini Syndrome will release its latest album this fall.

The band made the announcement July 23. The album’s title is 3rd DegreeThe Raising through Century Media. Pre-orders are open now.

Front man Aaron Nordstrom talked about the new album during a recent interview.

“The album is about death and rebirth. Finding your true self and fostering its growth so as to help build the world better than we inherited it,” he said. “In the process of this record I made some major life choices. Mainly to stop killing myself slowly with alcohol. Two years without a drink, and a couple near death experiences later, I think I have ample experience to talk about a subject as elusive as death.” 

Added Nordstrom, “Our hope is that through sharing our experiences, lessons learned, and battles overcome, that we can help others to examine their own consciousness. Their role in the world in its almost infinite capacity, and to help remind each other that we are ALL in this together. We are a family, and when we are United in our commonality, we can achieve things worthy of the attention of the GODS. If you want to change the world, quietly go to work on yourself.” 

Drummer Brian Steele Medina expanded on Nordstrom’s comments.

“The twist to the 3rd and “final” degree, is that it’s not the end at all,” he said. “Rather, it’s a rebirth contingent upon our growth and lessons learned from the suffering of our past mistakes. A spiritual growth that can only be attained through baptism by fire. A metaphorical, yet very real resurrection — THE RAISING.”

In anticipation of the album’s release, the band has premiered a new song from the record in the form of ‘Abandoned‘ along with its companion video. The song is the album’s fourth single behind its latest single, ‘Die With Me,’ and its video, ‘IDK‘ and its video, and ‘Reintegration‘ and its video.

The musical arrangement featured in ‘Abandoned’ is a heavy, aggro-rock style work that will appeal just as much to Gemini Syndrome’s fans as to those of bands, such as Korn, Breaking Benjamin, Tool, and even Machine Head.

No information was provided as to the lyrical theme featured in this song. However, lyrics provided with the video, which features Nordstrom in deep contemplation along with a fire burning (all of which is presented in black and white), hints at someone battling with a lot of past demons spawned from some very negative life experiences.

The full track listing for 3rd Degree The Raising is noted below.

3rd Degree – The Raising Track Listing:

1-Reintegration

2-IDK

3-Die With Me

4-Baptized In Fire

5-Children of the Sun

6-Abandoned

7-Broken Reflection

8-Sum Quod Eris

9-Best of Me

10-Absolution

11-Hold the Line

12-Where We Started From

13-Fiat Lux

In other news, Gemini Syndrome is in the midst of a tour in support of its new album. The rest of its current schedule is noted below.

Jul 28 | Pittsburgh, PA – Crafthouse #
Jul 30 | Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theatre
Jul 31 | Harrisburg, PA – Stage On Herr
Aug 01 | Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
Aug 03 | Ft Wayne, IN – Ft. Wayne Entertainment Center
Aug 05 | Columbus, OH – King Of Clubs
Aug 06 | Akron, OH – Empire Concert Club
Aug 07 | Louisville, KY – Diamond Ballroom
Aug 08 | Nashville, TN – Basement East
Aug 10 | Tusla, OK – The Shrine
Aug 11 | Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street Collective
Aug 12 | Lawrence, KS – Bottleneck
Aug 14 | Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
Aug 15 | Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad

w/ Fozzy (No Pushing Veronica) †
Rock Fest + Upheaval Feativals (No Supporting Bands) ‡
w/ Eva Under Fire *direct support (No Ovtlier) #

More information on Gemini Syndrome’s new album, single, video and tour dates is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Websitehttps://geminisyndrome.com

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Jared James Nichols Premieres New EP’s Second Single, Companion Video; Reveals Full Tour Schedule

Courtesy: Black Hill Records

Jared James Nichols debuted another single and video from his latest EP this week.

James premiered the song ‘Bad Roots‘ and its companion lyric video Wednesday. The song is the second single from Nichols’ forthcoming EP, Shadow Dancer, which is scheduled for release Sept. 17 through Black Hill Records. The premiere of the song and its lyric video comes more than a month after Nichols premiered the EP’s lead single, ‘Skin ‘n Bones‘ and its lyric video.

The musical arrangement featured in ‘Bad Roots’ is a driving, blues-rock style composition. The fuzz from the guitars and the richness in the bass and drums works with Nichols’ subtle vocal delivery to fully engage and entertain audiences. One can actually argue that to a point, the arrangement even bears a hint of stoner rock influence alongside the more prominent blues rock leaning.

No information was provided about the lyrical theme featured in Nichols’ new single. However, a close listen leads to the inference that the song’s lyrical theme is something of a contemplative presentation. It is as if the song’s subject is wondering why things are the way they are and realizing exactly why. That is of course just this critic’s interpretation and should not be taken as the only interpretation.

The lyric video features the song’s lyrics over footage of Nichols performing his new single in a dimly lit house setting, perhaps.

In other news, Nichols has announced a series of live dates in support of his forthcoming EP. The three week-plus tour is scheduled to launch Aug. 10 in Iowa City, IA and to run through Sept. 18 in Ocean City, MD at the OC Bike Fest. It also features performances in cities, such as Leesburg, VA; Fort Wayne, IN and Birmingham, AL. A stint on the KISS Kruise is also on Nichols’ live schedule from Oct. 29-Nov. 3.

Nichols’ full tour schedule is noted below.

Courtesy: Prime PR Group

More information on Nichols’ new honor, tour, and music is available along with all of his latest news at:

Websitehttps://jaredjamesnichols.com

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/Jaredjamesnichols

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/JJNicholsMusic

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Dee Snider’s New Album Will Leave Its Own Mark On This Year’s Field Of New Hard Rock/Metal Albums

Courtesy: Napalm Records

Dee Snider has, for decades, made a place for himself in the rock community with his outspoken nature and his music.  That combination has made him one of the industry’s most talked about figures in the rock community.  With the release of his new album, Leave a Scar Friday through Napalm Records, he is sure to continue cementing that reputation, too.  The album’s lyrical themes and its musical arrangements each support the noted statements in their own way.  ‘Down But Not Out’ is just one of the songs featured in this record that serves to help support the noted statements.  It will be discussed shortly.  The same can be said of the late entry, ‘Open Season.’ It will be examined a little later.  ‘Stand,’ the album’s finale, is yet another way in which the album’s musical and lyrical content proves to make Leave a Scar another sure way for Dee Snider to remain one of the rock community’s most talked about figures.  It will be discussed later, too.  All three songs are obviously important in their own way to the whole of the album.  When they are considered with the rest of the album’s songs, the whole makes Leave a Scar a record that will leave a definite impact on audiences.

Dee Snider’s latest album, Leave a Scar is a strong new offering from the veteran rocker.  That is because its musical and lyrical content combined continue to exhibit his strong opinions and creativity.  Case in point is the early entry, ‘Down But Not Out.’  This song’s musical arrangement immediately lends itself to comparison to the best works of Judas Priest and at the same time, some of today’s top new hard rock acts.  That all around heaviness can likely be credited at least in part to Snider working with Hatebreed front man Jamey Jasta on this record.  As a matter of fact, a close listen to the shouts in the chorus and the heavy “chunk” of the guitars at points does in fact point to Hatebreed as one of those noted current hard rock bands for comparison.  The intensity in the song’s arrangement works well to help translate the emotion in the song’s lyrical content.

The lyrical content presented in ‘Down But Not Out’ is a proudly defiant statement about perseverance, which again is a central theme to most of Hatebreed’s songs.  Right from the song’s outset, Snider sings, “We cannot/We can never stop/We’ve got to fight/This is our life/Your’e never lost when you can see the top.”  So right from that, this is that proudly defiant statement.  It continues in the rest of the song’s lead verse, “You think the world’s against you/You never had a chance/The bastards/They won’t let you through/We’d rather make a stand/Reach beyond/You’re not done…You may be down/But never out.”  Now some of the lyrics here are a little difficult to decipher sans lyrics sheet, but enough is understandable that the noted theme is clear.  The rest of the song continues in similar fashion, with Snider and whomever provides the backing vocals here re-enforce the message in the song’s chorus, singing, “Down, down, down/But never out.”  This positive, uplifting message is so firm and concrete in its presentation, and when it is paired with the song’s musical arrangement, the whole makes the song a clear example of how the album’s lyrical and musical content joins to make it so engaging and entertaining.  It is just one of the songs here that serves that end, too.  ‘Open Season’ is another way in which Snider’s open commentary works with the album’s musical arrangements to ensure the album’s engagement and entertainment.

‘Open Season’ presents a musical arrangement that brings its guitar, vocals, bass, and drums fully together.  They combine to make the song’s musical arrangements one of those hard rock songs that bridges the cheesy over the top hard rock of the 80s and more assured sounds of the early-mid 90s.  The power in Snider’s vocal delivery here presents such a fire and anger.  It is an emotion to which so many listeners will relate. 

The fire in Snider’s delivery is enhanced when one takes in the song’s lyrical content.  Snider at one point comes right out and says to whomever, the he doesn’t “give a s***” about their self-love.  This comes across as being a response to the self-glorification that today’s generation has become obsesses with as a result of social media.  What’s more, he sings right from the song’s outset, “Hey, motherf*****/Are you kidding me?/You’d better/Get ready/This is a lesson that I give for free/Your lesson/Is coming/Your lamest words/They fall on deaf ears/It’s time like these/I live for all your salty tears/I live for times like these/You’ve given me a rason/To tell it like it is/Now it’s open season/I aim and never miss/No hidden meanings/My words are meant to burn/It’s open season…You’re gonna learn.”  This, as Snider says, is no nonsense.  People whining about x, y, or z and those items are likely so minor, he says they give him reason to rip into them.  People don’t like such response, but so be it.  This is how Snider has always been and he is declaring here that this is how he remains.  It is also how so many others are in this nation.  Those audiences will welcome this statement as they take in the song.  He continues in the song’s second verse, “You must have thought that I was someone else/You better get ready/I don’t give a s*** about your love of self/Your lesson/Is coming.”  This re-enforces the message presented in the song’s lead verse.  It is him reiterating that he does not care, he is going to speak his mind.  Again, there are plenty of people out there like him who refuse to just be outright overly diplomatic about everything in life and tiptoe around every topic.  It makes this song another clear example of Snider incorporating his often controversial personality into this record and making it work so well.  It is just one more way in which the album shows its strength, too.  ‘Stand,’ the album’s finale, also plays its own important role in the album’s presentation.

‘Stand’ takes listeners back to Snider’s classic rock roots in its musical arrangement.  The previously noted Judas Priest comparison is just as prevalent here as in other songs in this song, what with its brooding sound and approach.  It makes for an interesting contrast to the song’s firm message encouraging audiences to “Stand up for something/Never fall/No one trusting….Stand for something/Stand up/Don’t leave a mark/Leave a scar.”  He is saying here to do something that will leave a permanent mark on the world.  Usually, such a strong message would be accompanied by a much more fiery musical arrangement.  In this case, the heaviness is there, but the whole is so contemplative rather than assured and firm.  It really makes for an interesting presentation that still does echo Snider’s straight forward views and his ability to make music that people will remember.  When this unique whole is considered along with the other songs examined here and with the rest of the album’s entries, the whole proves itself another way in which Snider is sure to continue cementing his place in the rock and hard rock communities.

Dee Snider’s new, forthcoming album Leave a Scar is a record that is sure to leave its own mark on audiences.  For that matter it will definitely leave its mark on this year’s field of new rock and hard rock albums.  That is proven through its musical and lyrical content.  All three of the songs examined here serve well to prove that.  Their lyrical themes echo well, Snider’s openness with his thoughts while their musical arrangements do well to bridge his classic rock and metal influences with more modern leanings.  When these songs and the rest of the record’s works are considered together, they make Leave a Scar a work that will leave itself a memorable addition to this year’s field of new hard rock albums.  Leave a Scar is scheduled for release Friday through Napalm Records.

More information on Leave a Scar is available along with all of Dee Snider’s latest news and more at:

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Nick Perri & The Underground Thieves Announces New Tour Dates

Courtesy: Chipster PR

Nick Perri & The Underground Thieves will head back out on the road this summer after its current tour ends.

The band will wind down its residency at the Ardmore Music Hall Thursday. The brief stint at the venue is part of a larger tour that is in support of the band’s album, Sun Via. The band’s new tour schedule is slated to launch Sept. 7 in the nation’s capitol. It is scheduled to run through Sept. 19 in Des Moines, IA, with dates in cities, such as Chicago, IL; Philadelphia PA and St. Pail, MN along the way.

The tour’s schedule is noted below. Tickets are available here.

Sept 7th – Lincoln Theatre – Washington D.C.
Sept 9th – Stone Pony Summer Stage – Asbury Park, NJ
Sept 10th – The Mann Center – Philadelphia, PA
Sept 11th – Capitol Theatre – Port Chester, NY
Sept 12th – Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA
Sept 14th – Riviera Theatre – Chicago, IL
Sept 18th – Palace Theatre – St Paul, MN
Sept 19th – Vel Air Ballroom – Des Moines, IA

The band debuted the video for its latest single, ‘I Want You’ May 20 through American Songwriter. The premiere came approximately nine months after the band debuted the album’s lead single, ‘Feeling Good.’

Sun Via is available now.  More information on the album is available along with all of the group’s latest news at:

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Twitterhttps://twitter.com/nickperri

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Jinjer Debuts ‘Mediator’ Video; Maps Out Fall/Winter Tour

Courtesy: Napalm Records

Jinjer premiered the video for its latest single this week.

The band premiered the video for its new single, ‘Mediator’ Wednesday. The song is the second single from the band’s forthcoming album, Wallflowers, which is scheduled for release Aug. 27 through Napalm Records. Its premiere comes more than a month after the band premiered the video for the album’s lead single, ‘Vortex.’

Wallflowers will release through a variety of formats, all noted below.

  • Deluxe Box (Hand-Numbered Box, Limited Shirt (different sizes available), 7″ Black incl. 2 Bonus Tracks, CD Digipak (Sleeve))
  • – Limited to 1000 Copies (Napalm Mailorder ONLY)
    – Righteous Green, Black and White Vinyl (7″ White incl. 2 Bonus Tracks, Signed Picture Offsetpaper 12″ Booklet, Hand-Numbered Gatefold, Alternative Artwork)
  • – Limited to 400 Copies (Napalm Mailorder ONLY) – SOLD OUT
    – Colossal Golden Vinyl – Limited to 500 Copies (Napalm NorAm ONLY) – SOLD OUT
    – Deep Black Vinyl
    – MC (White) – Limited to 100 Copies (Napalm Mailorder ONLY) – SOLD OUT
    – MC (Smokey Clear) – Limited to 150 Copies (Napalm Mailorder ONLY) – NEW
    – 1 CD Digipak
    – digital album

The musical arrangement featured in ‘Mediator’ is completely different from that featured in ‘Vortex.’ Where ‘Vortex’ presents a more melodic metal approach at its core, ‘Mediator’ is a more intense, death metal style composition. That is evidenced in the intense guitar work, drumming and screams.

The band discussed the approach that it took to the song’s musical arrangement as well as the song’s lyrical theme in a prepared statement.

“With years getting older, we often realize that the world around us is far from what we expected it to be,” the statement reads. “Through the eyes of a kid everything seemed way more colorful, better and optimistic, didn’t it? When did it all turn wrong? When did it all turn so gray? Is this really the world’s fault? Or it is only about us chasing the wrong goals… the wrong careers, ambitions and achievements, rather than embracing one important truth… Rephrasing John Lennon, if one chases something else other than happiness, then they didn’t understand life at all …”

In other news, Jinjer is scheduled to launch an extensive tour in support of Wallflowers Oct. 22 in Seattle, WA. The tour is scheduled to run through Dec. 12 in Phoenix, AZ and features performances in cities nationwide, such as Charlotte, NC; Cleveland, OH and San Diego, CA. All Hail The Yeti and Suicide Silence will share time as support.

The tour’s schedule is noted below.

JINJER
-Coming To America 2021-
special guest: SUICIDE SILENCE
plus ALL HAIL THE YETI

10/22: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon *SOLD OUT*
10/23: Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater *SOLD OUT*
10/24: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater *SOLD OUT*
10/25: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
10/27: San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore *SOLD OUT*
10/28: Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades *SOLD OUT*
10/29: San Diego, CA @ SOMA
10/30: Los Angeles, CA @ Belasco Theater *SOLD OUT*
10/31: Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
11/02: Denver, CO @ Summit *SOLD OUT*
11/04: Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
11/05: Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theater
11/06: Minneapolis, MN @ The Fillmore Minneapolis
11/07: Chicago, IL @ House of Blues *SOLD OUT*
11/09: Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
11/10: Ft. Wayne, IN @ The Clyde
11/11: Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave II
11/13: Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
11/14: Pittsburgh, PA @ Roxian Theater
11/16: Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
11/17: Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
11/18: Toronto, ON @ Phoenix
11/19: Montreal, QC @ M Telus
11/20: New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place
11/21: Boston, MA @ Big Night Live
11/23: Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw
11/24: Philadelphia, PA @ TLA
11/26: Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
11/27: Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Sound Stage *SOLD OUT*
11/28: Charlotte, NC @ Underground *SOLD OUT*
11/30: Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
12/01: Tampa, FL @ Jannus
12/02: Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl
12/03: Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theater
12/04: Nashville, TN @ Brooklyn Bowl
12/05: New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
12/07: Houston, TX @ House of Blues
12/08: San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theater
12/09: Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
12/11: Albuquerque, NM @ El Rey Theater
12/12: Phoenix, AZ @ The Pressroom

More information on Jinjer’s new single, video, album, and tour is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Website: https://jinjer-metal.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JinjerOfficial

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jinjerofficial

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Typhoid Rosie Debuts Defiant New Single, ‘All I Need’

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Typhoid Rosie is giving audiences yet another preview of its new album.

The band premiered the album’s latest single, ‘All I Need,’ Tuesday. The song is the third single from the band’s  forthcoming album, Queen of Swords, which is scheduled for release Aug 13. Its premiere follows that of the album’s existing singles, ‘Queen of Swords‘ and ‘Defend Your Temple.’

The musical arrangement featured in ‘All I Need’ is starkly different from those of its predecessors. While it is an up-tempo composition, it is also somewhat more relaxed. The band’s punk influence is still there, but this time, it is paired with an approach that easily lends itself to works from The Go-Gos than from any punk band.

According to comments from front woman Rosie Rebel, the song’s lyrical theme is just as defiant as those in the album’s first two singles.

“Ninety percent of the songs dudes write that we thought were love songs are really about sliding a girl’s panties off,” she said. “Maybe its time we mix sh*t up. This is the song that happens when a grown-ass woman rips the mic out of some douchebag’s hand who’s held that mic for way too long.”

More information on Typhoid Rosie’s new single and album is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Websitehttps://typhoidrosie.com

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Buckcherry Debuts ‘Wasting No More Time’ Video; Offers Tour Update

Courtesy: Round Hill Records

Buckcherry premiered the video for its latest single this week.

The band premiered the video for its new single, ‘Wasting No More Time’ Tuesday. The song is the third from the band’s forthcoming album, Hellbound, which was released June 25 through Round Hill Records. Its premiere follows that of the videos for the album’s first two singles, ‘So Hott‘ and ‘Hellbound.’

The musical arrangement featured in ‘Wasting No More Time’ is unlike that of its predecessors. Where those songs are more energetic, this song is more reserved, but still bluesy, like the other singles. A close listen makes it easy to liken the arrangement to works from Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers considering the balance of the guitar, bass, vocals, and drums.

No information was provided in the press release announcing the video’s premiere. However, a close listen to the lyrics and equally close watch of the video leads audiences to infer that the song’s lyrical theme is meant to encourage listeners to live their lives; To avoid control from internal and external forces.

The ‘Wasting No More Time’ video, directed by KasterTroy, features the band performing its single in a desert setting. What looks like an old mechanic shop and the body of an old jet join the band against the dry, mountainous backdrop to enhance the visuals and feel from the song’s musical and lyrical content.

In other news, Buckcherry will continue the North American leg of its tour in support of Hellbound Friday in Columbus, OH. The tour is scheduled to run through Nov. 10 in Jacksonville, NC. It additionally features performances in cities nationwide, such as Blackthorne, NY; Walker, MN and Tempe, AZ.

The tour’s schedule is noted below.

BUCKCHERRY ON TOUR:
NORTH AMERICA:

7/30 — Columbus, OH — King of Clubs
7/31 — Marietta, Oh — Adelphia Music Hall 
8/1 — Indianapolis, IN — Hi Fi ANNEX
8/3 — Madison, WI — Majestic
8/5 — Dubuque, IA — Five Flags Event Center
8/6 — Sioux City, IA — Hard Rock Hotel & Casno
8/10 — Columbia, MO — Blue Note
8/14 — Shiley Acres, VA — Shiley Acres
8/15 — Knoxville, TN — Cotton Eye Joe’s
8/17 — Hobart, IN — Hobart Theatre
8/19 — Ft Wayne, IN — Pieres
8/20 — Lombard, IL — Brauerhouse
8/21 — Escanaba, MI — UP State Fair – Grandstand
8/22 — Green Bay, WI — Epic Event Center
8/27 — Fountain, MN — Beaver Bottoms Saloon
8/28 — Walker, MN — Northern Lights Casino
8/29 — Clear Lake, IA — Surf Ballroom
8/31 — West Peoria, IL — Crusens 
9/1 — Lexington, KY — Manchester Music Hall
9/3 — Nashville, TN — Brooklyn Bowl
9/4 — Charlotte, NC — Park Expo Center
9/5 — Chattanooga, TN — The Signal
9/7 — Ardmore, OK — Heritage Hall
9/10 — Flandreau, SD — Royal River Casino
9/11 — Milwaukee, WI — Summerfest
9/12 — Flint, MI — Machine Shop
9/14 — Cleveland, OH — HOB
9/15 — Syracuse, NY — Sharkey’s Event Center
9/17 — Hampton Beach, NH — Wally’s
9/18 — Blackthorne, NY — Blackthorne Fest 
9/24 — Santa Clarita, CA — Canyon Club
9/25 — Agoura Hills, CA — Canyon Club
9/26 — Montclair, CA — Canyon Club
9/28 — Tempe, AZ — Marquee
9/30 — Salt Lake City, UT — Royal
10/1 — Cheyenne, WY — Outlaw
10/2 — Billings, MT — Pub Station
10/4 — Seattle, WA — El Corazon
10/5 — Vancouver, BC — Rickshaw
10/7 — Calgary, AB — Eagle Event Center
10/8 — Dawson Creek, BC — Encana Event Center
10/9 — Edmonton, AB — Century Casino
10/11 — Red Deer, AB — Bo’s Bar Stage
10/12 — Saskatoon, SK — Coors Event Center
10/14 — Regina, SK — Conexus Art Center
10/15 — Winnipeg, MB — Burton Cummings Theatre
10/18 — Thunder Bay, ON — NV Music Hall
10/19 — Sault Ste Marie, ON — SOO Blasters
10/21 — Sudbury, ON — The Grand
10/22 — London, ON — London Music Hall
10/23 — Ottawa, ON — Barrymore’s
10/25 — Halifax, NS — Marquee
10/26 — Moncton, NB — Tide and Boar
10/27 — Moncton, NB — Tide and Boar
10/30 — Hampton Beach, NH — Wally’s
10/31 — Portland, ME — Aura
11/2 — New Bedford, MA — Vault at Greasy Luck
11/4 — Norwalk, CT — Granite St Music Hall
11/5 — Sayreville, NJ — Starland Ballroom
11/6 — Farmingdale, NY — Mulcahey’s
11/8 — Baltimore, MD — The Recher
11/9 — Harrisburg, PA — Club XL
11/10 — Jacksonville, NC — Hooligans

Courtesy: Atom Splitter PR

After the band completes the North American leg of its tour, it will open 2022 with a brief co-headlining tour with Fozzy in Australia that is scheduled to run from Feb. 21 – 26.

The tour’s schedules are noted below.

BUCKCHERRY ON TOUR:
AUSTRALIA:

2/21 — Perth — Amplifier Bar (Buckcherry Only)
2/22 — Adelaide — The Gov     
2/24 — Brisbane    — The Triffid     
2/25 — Sydney — Max Watts     
2/26 — Melbourne — Max Watts

More information on Buckcherry’s new single, video, album, and tour is available at:

Website: https://buckcherry.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/buckcherry

Twitter: https://twitter.com/buckcherry

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Paul Warren Goes Back To The Future For His New Single

Courtesy: Paul Warren

Guitarist Paul Warren is taking on a classic TV theme song for his latest single.

Warren premiered his take on the theme song from the classic TV series, Mission: Impossible and a companion video Tuesday. The song is the lead single from Warren’s new project, Light Theory. He most recently worked with another project, Infinite Eve, and performed on the group’s single, ‘2020.’

Warren’s take on the song gives the timeless theme song an amped up take on the song. It blends heavy metal guitar with a subtle keyboard line to give it a sound more akin to that of the rendition used for the Tom Cruise-led MI movies than that used in the original series.

Warren’s take on the Mission: Impossible theme song is available to stream and download through Spotify, Apple Music, and Amazon.

The video that accompanies the song is also similar to what one might expect from a trailer for one of the series’ big screen adaptations. There is footage of a tech specialist at his desk, tracking something or someone, footage of exotic locales, such as the pyramids of Egypt, mountainous regions of Europe, and busy city streets throughout to add to the presentation.

This all pairs with footage of Warren performing his take on the song. Lights illuminate Warren from behind, leaving him fully silhouetted as he performs. The visual is meant to create its own air of mystery to echo the sense of mystery in the arrangement.

More information on Paul Warren’s take on the Mission: Impossible theme song and his new project, Light Theory, is available along with all of his latest news at:

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Hell & Hollar Premieres New Single, Companion Video

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Independent hard rock band Hell & Hollar premiered its latest single and video last week.

The band premiered its new single, ‘Siberian Hunter‘ and its companion video Friday. The song features a heavy stoner rock-tinged stylistic approach and sound that is balanced well with a touch of 90s grunge influence for its foundation.

No information was provided about the lyrical theme featured alongside the song’s musical arrangement.

The video for ‘Siberian Hunter’ is presented in an almost video graphic novel hybrid type approach. It follows its titular character making his way through a forest and eventually meeting a wolf along the way. The result of the meeting will be left for audiences to discover for themselves.

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Antisaint Gives Audiences A Double Dose Of Music From Its New Album

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Independent hard rock band Antisaint premiered not one but two songs from its forthcoming album this week.

The band premiered the songs ‘Incomplete‘ and ‘Feed The Crows‘ Tuesday. The songs are featured in the band’s forthcoming album, Vaticinate, which is scheduled for release Aug. 20. Pre-orders are open now.

The songs are two completely different works in regards to their musical arrangements. ‘Incomplete’ boasts a heavy song that is similar to works from the likes of Seether, Three Days Grace, and others of that ilk in regards to its stylistic approach and sound. On the other hand, ‘Feed The Crows’ presents a sound and stylistic approach that is more akin to works from the likes of Deftones and Korn.

The songs are unique not only in regard to their musical arrangements, but also their lyrical content. As front man Matt Whiteman points out, the lyrical theme featured in ‘Incomplete’ delivers a message of proud defiance.

“’Incomplete’ is about being looked down upon and judged by others for pursuing a purpose in life that they do not understand themselves,” said Whiteman. “It is a common occurrence to have when pursuing a creative lifestyle. People constantly criticize and belittle artists’ creations without even thinking about what it takes to have the courage to make something original and put it out into the world. The end of the song is a rally to other people in our position to not give into the doubt and pressure, take the half that they can’t see and make it whole. 

As to the lyrical theme featured in ‘Feed The Crows,’ Whiteman stressed this song is more of a statement of anger and frustration.

“‘Feed The Crows’ was written during a low point of making the album,” he said. “The song is pure frustration and the message behind it is to say f*** it, and compromise morals to match those who have none. It’s less meaningful compared to the other songs on the album. Having said that it serves a major purpose in the TO DIGEST part of the album in which it represents the pure chaos and emotion of not being able to achieve what you wanted.”

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