Adema Debuts New Single, Video; Announces New Live Dates

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Hard rock band Adema debuted its latest single and video over the weekend.

The band premiered its new single, ‘Violent Principles‘ and its companion video Friday. The single is the second from the band featuring current front man Ryan Shuck (ex-Orgy, Julien-K) and is featured in the band’s new forthcoming album, 360 Degrees of Separation, whose release date is under consideration. The song was produced by Shuck’s fellow former Orgy and Julien-K member Amir Derakh.

The musical arrangement featured in ‘Violent Principles’ is a melodic hard rock composition that is an easy fit for any modern and active rock radio programmer’s play list. No information was provided about the song’s lyrical theme in the press release announcing its debut. Lyrics provided by one fan with the song’s video infer on one hand that the song centers on the familiar topic of breaking away from a negative relationship. The mention of how we as a society need pills to sedate and how we isolate adds its own inference. All things considered, the content is sure to engage audiences in its own right.

The video for Adema’s new single is a familiar style presentation. It features the band performing its new single on a sound stage as the song plays over. A white backdrop stands behind the band as it plays against the song.

In other news, Adema has announced it is scheduled to join (hed) p.e., Crazytown, and Flaw on the road this summer for the “Nu Metal Revival Tour.” The tour is scheduled to launch July 6 in Denver, CO and to run through July 30 in Reedley, CA. It features performances in cities, such as Lombard, IL; Mechanicsburg, PA and Arnold, MO.

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

Website: https://ademamusic.com

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ademaofficial

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The Nervous Eaters Debuts New Single, ‘Wild Eyes,’ Companion Video; Announces New Live Dates

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The Nervous Eaters premiered its latest single and video over the weekend.

The band debuted its new single, ‘Wild Eyes‘ and its companion video Friday. The song is featured in the band’s forthcoming album, Monsters & Angels, whose release date is under consideration. The record is expected for release through Wicked Cool Records.

The musical arrangement featured in ‘Wild Eyes’ is a light rock style composition. It is easily comparable to works from the likes of Bruce Springsteen and to a lesser extent, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers.

The song’s lyrical theme centers on a woman of high breeding, according to front man Steve Cataldo.

 “Stevie Van Zandt chose ‘Wild Eyes’ as the first single from our new album Monsters & Angels,” he said. “A textured, melodic rocker that paints a portrait of a beautiful, complex woman who views life through the lens of her sophisticated imagination.”

The song’s video features that woman going about her life as the band performs its new single on a stage setting. Cataldo had the following to say of the video.

“Filmmaker Vincent Straggas created a compelling video for ‘Wild Eyes,’ he said. “His idea to give the actress a camera through which she can capture passing moments conveys the intent of the song extremely well. She has a distinct, idiosyncratic point of view and experiences the world through inquisitive, open, wild eyes.”

In other news, the band has a series of live dates scheduled for this summer and fall. The dates are all noted below.

Upcoming Shows:

JUL 15 FRI

Brighton Music Hall @ 7:00pm

Allston, MA, United States

AUG 11 THU

The Music Room @ 7:00pm

West Yarmouth, MA, United States

OCT 15 SAT

Geno’s Rock Club @ 7:00pm

Portland, ME, United States

NOV 5 SAT

The Burren @ 7:00pm

Somerville, MA, United States

More information on The Nervous Eaters’ new single, video, album, and live dates is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Website: https://www.nervouseaters.net

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

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Woyote Debuts New Single, ‘Atlas Shrugged,’ Video

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Rock band Woyote debuted its new single and video over the weekend.

The band — Mikey Doling (Snot, Soulfly, Channel Zero), Aaron Nordstrom (Gemini Syndrome), Jari De Roover, Quentin Cornet, and Sebastiaan Verhoeven — debuted its new single, ‘Atlas Shrugged‘ Friday along with the song’s companion lyric video. The band premiered the video through Metal Injection.

The song’s musical arrangement is a stark contrast from the music that Doling and Nordstrom have crafted with their respective bands. Rather the arrangement here is more of a mainstream style pure rock composition.

According to information provided about the song in a press release, the song’s lyrical theme is a social commentary about the state of the world.

In other news, Woyote has a trio of live dates planned for this year and early next year. The dates are noted below.

Upcoming Woyote Shows: 

August 13th 2022 : Alactraz Festival – Kortrijk, Belgium – https://alcatraz.be/en/

December 10th 2022 : Waregemse Metal Days – Waregem, Belgium – https://wmdays.be/

May 13th 2023 : Support of Channel Zero – Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium

https://www.abconcerts.be/fr/agenda/new-date-30-years-channel-zero-3/a105J000001wd21QAA

More information on Woyote’s new single is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Websitehttp://woyote-official.com

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/WoyoteOfficial

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Tangerine Records Re-Issues Landmark Ray Charles Album, Live Recording

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Half a century after its original release, Tangerine Records has re-issued Ray Charles’ landmark album, A Message From The People.

The label released the record this month. It marks the first time in a decade that the record, originally released April 4, 1972, that the record has been re-issued. The album, which features hits such as ‘Heaven Help Us All,’ ‘They’ll Be No Peace On Earth Without All Men As One’ and his timeless performance of ‘America The Beautiful.’ Audiences can hear that song here.

Courtesy: Tangerine Records

Also released by Ray Charles in 1972 was his live recording, Ray Charles Live in Stockholm 1972. The recording was captured during a performance by Charles in Stockholm, Sweden that year. Its set list includes and is not limited to performances of songs, such as ‘Alexander’s Ragtime Band,’ ‘Don’t Change On Me,’ and ‘I Can’t Stop Loving You.’

More information on these and other titles from Tangerine Records is available along with all of the label’s latest news at https://tangerinerecords.com.

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Nothing More Debuts ‘Spirits’ Lyric Video

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Nothing More premiered the video for its latest single over the weekend.

The band debuted the lyric video for its new single, ‘Spirits‘ Friday. The song is the title track from its forthcoming eponymous album and the record’s third single behind ‘Tired Of Winning‘ and ‘Turn It Up Like (Stand In The Fire)‘. The album is now scheduled for release Oct. 14 through Better Noise Music.

The musical arrangement featured in the new single is a heavy, aggro-rock style composition. The heaviness of the instrumentation pairs with the almost Maynard James Kennan-esque vocals to make the whole engaging and entertaining.

The song’s lyrical theme, which front man Johnny Hawkins addressed, is engaging in its own right.

“Isn’t it interesting that we give the same name to something holy and something wholly intoxicating?,” he said.  “The song ‘SPIRITS’ describes that very conundrum. When you drink liquor, it has been said that you are welcoming that pneuma (spirit) into your body. Most of us have seen and experienced how alcohol (or rather ‘al-ghawl,’ which means demon/spirit) can make us feel. It’s almost as if we turn into someone else when too much of the spirit has been consumed. Sometimes it’s eye opening and can lead to wondrous life-changing conversations or bonds that would never normally happen…and sometimes it can lead to the exact opposite. It may turn us into Dr. Hyde’s Jekyll and cause us to do or say horrific things we would never normally do sober. Spirits are both a little bit heavenly and a little bit sick.”

In other news, Nothing More also announced this week, a pending tour with In This Moment. The tour is scheduled to launch Aug. 26 and to run through Oct. 22. The tour includes a performance at the annual Blue Ridge Rock Festival, Louder Than Life festival, and Rocklahoma festival. The band recently wrapped another tour with Asking Alexandria June 19.

The tour’s schedule is noted below.

 NOTHING MORE 2022 TOUR DATES

8/26  Evansville, IN @ Old National Events Plaza #

8/27 St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant #

8/28 Clive, IA @ Horizon Events Center #

8/30 Albuquerque, NM @ The Sunshine Theater *

9/1   Lubbock, TX @ Lonestar Events Center #

9/2   Dallas, TX @ Southside Ballroom #

9/3   Pryor, OK @ Rocklahoma

9/6   Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle #

9/8   Alton, VA @ Blue Ridge Rock Festival

9/9   Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore #

9/10  Myrtle Beach, SC @ House Of Blues #

9/12  Knoxville, TN @ The Concourse *

9/13  Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore #

9/14  Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE – Outdoor Stage #

9/15  Wallingford, CT @ Oakdale Theatre #

9/17  Boston, MA @ MGM Music Hall at Fenway #

9/18  Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore #

9/20  Columbus, OH @ Kemba Live #

9/21  Cleveland, OH @ The Agora #

9/22  Louisville, KY @ Louder Than Life Festival

9/27  Maplewood, MN @ Myth Live #

9/28  Grand Forks, ND @ Alerus Center #

9/30  Great Falls, MT @ Centene Stadium #

10/1  Spokane, WA @ The Podium #

10/3  Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre #

10/4  Portland, OR @ Arlene Schinitzer Concert Hall #

10/5  Reno, NV @ Grand Theatre #

10/7  Garden City, ID @ Revolution Concert House and Event Center #

10/8  Central Point, OR @ Bi-Mart Amphitheater #

10/11 San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park #

10/12 Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern #

10/14 Las Vegas, NV @ House Of Blues #

10/15 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex #

10/16 Billings, MT @ Pub Station *

10/18 Omaha, NE @ The Admiral #

10/19 Kansas City, MO @ Midland Theatre #

10/21 Chicago, IL @ Radius #

10/22 Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom #

# with In This Moment

* NOTHING MORE headlining

Spirits‘ track listing is noted below.


SPIRITS
 Track Listing

1. TURN IT UP LIKE (Stand In The Fire)

2. TIRED OF WINNING

3. SHIPS IN THE NIGHT

4. YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT LOVE MEANS

5. DON’T LOOK BACK

6. THE OTHER F WORD

7. FACE IT

8. BEST TIMES

9. DÉJÀ VU

10. DREAM WITH ME

11. NEVERLAND

12. VALHALLA (Too Young To See)

13. SPIRITS

More information on Nothing More’s new single, video, album, and tour is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

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Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/nothingmore

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/nothingmorerock

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Anthrax Premieres ‘The Devil You Know’ Live Clip

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As the release date for Anthrax’s new live recording, Anthrax XL, nears, the band is giving audiences another preview of the recording with a new live clip.

The band premiered the clip of its performance of ‘The Devil You Know‘ Friday. The recording is schedule for release July 15 through Megaforce Records. The video features the band performing the song on stage and adds in pictures of the band alongside some very well-known friends. Among the well-known friends featured in the pictures are the likes of Jimmy Page, Eddie Van Halen, and Vinnie Paul. Also among those friends featured in the pictures are the likes of Peter Criss, Slash, and James Hetfield.

The audio in the clip is exceptionally clear. The video is just as impressive.

‘The Devil You Know’ is the second live clip that Anthrax has released ahead of Anthrax XL‘s release. The band premiered a live clip of ‘Aftershock‘ early this month.

The track listing for Anthrax’s Anthrax XL Blu-Ray / CD / Digital is as follows:

Time/Fight Em ’Til You Can’t

Madhouse

Caught In A Mosh

Metal Thrashing Mad

Got The Time

I Am The Law

Keep It In The Family

Lone Justice

The Devil You Know

Be All End All

Now It’s Dark

Antisocial

In The End

Medusa

Evil Twin

Indians

Skeletons In The Closet

Blood Eagle Wings

Bring The Noise

A.I.R.

Among The Living

In other news, Anthrax, Black Label Society and Hatebreed will hit the road together this summer.

The bands will launch a five-week tour July 26 in Phoenix, AZ. The tour is scheduled to run through Aug. 28 in Philadelphia, PA and will feature performances in cities nationwide, such as Charlotte, NC; Cincinnati, OH and Toronto, ON.

Anthrax’s upcoming tour is part of its ongoing 40th Anniversary celebration. For Hatebreed, the tour is a continued celebration of the 20th anniversary of the release of the band’s album, Perseverance. The band is in the midst of a tour with Parkway Drive, The Black Dahlia Murder, and Stick To Your Guns in support of the album’s release anniversary. The tour is scheduled to wrap June 5 in San Francisco, CA.

Black Label Society’s upcoming run with Anthrax and Hatebreed is in support of its latest album, Doom Crew, Inc., which was released last year through eOne. Front man Zakk Wylde spoke warmly of Anthrax and Hatebreed as he talked about the upcoming tour.

“ANTHRAX is one of The BESTEST LEGENDARY METAL/THRASH BANDS of ALL TIME – I have been buds with SCOTTY, CHARLIE, FRANKIE & JOEY for over 3O years & they are some of the BESTEST people you will meet,” he said. “JON is The BESTEST new addition ANTHRAX could ask for – HATEBREED are The BESTEST HARDCORE/EXTREME METAL band & BESTEST friends w/ANTHRAX & BLACK LABEL SOCIETY. The ANTHRAX + BLACK LABEL SOCIETY & HATEBREED TOUR is going to be one of the BESTEST TOURS EVER!!”

Hatebreed front man Jamey Jasta was also upbeat as he talked about the bands’ upcoming live run.

“Listen up! It’s gonna be a hot summer!” said Jasta.  “Anthrax, BLS & Hatebreed will be on your case, in your face & ready to kick you and your father back in place!  See you in the pit.”

Public ticket sale for the upcoming tour opens at 10 a.m. local time Friday. The tour’s schedule is noted below along with the full schedule for the various ticket sales open times.

Dates for the tour are as follows:

JULY

26  The Van Buren, Phoenix, AZ

28  Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas, NV

29  The Palladium, Los Angeles, CA

30  Heart Health Park, Sacramento, CA

AUGUST

  1  Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, CO

  2  Midland Theater, Kansas City, MO

  4  Hard Rock Live Northern Indiana, Gary, IN

  5  Oshkosh Arena, Oshkosh, WI

  6  The Fillmore, Minneapolis, MN

  8  Southside Ballroom, Dallas, TX**

  9  Stubbs Waller Creek Amphitheater, Austin, TX

11  The Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA

12  House of Blues, Orlando, FL

13  The Fillmore, Charlotte, NC

15  The Andrew J Brady Music Center, Cincinnati, OH

16  Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN

18  The Fillmore, Silver Spring, MD

19  Main Street Armory, Rochester, NY

20  The Fillmore, Detroit, MI**

22  StageAE Outside, Pittsburgh, PA

23  History, Toronto, ON  CANADA

24  Amphitheatre Cogeco, Trois Riviere/Montreal, QC

26  Coney Island Amphitheater, Brooklyn, NY

28  The Fillmore, Philadelphia, PA**

** Hatebreed will not appear on these dates.

TICKET PRESALE DETAILS:

Citi Presale: Monday, April 18, 2022, 12:00 PM Eastern Time 

Live Nation Presale: Tuesday, April 19, 2022, 10:00 AM Local Time 

Spotify Presale: Tuesday, April 19, 2022, 2:00 PM EST 

Ticketmaster Presale: Wednesday, April 20, 10:00 AM Eastern Time 

Blabbermouth Presale: Wednesday, April 20, 10:00 AM Eastern Time 

Knotfest Presale: Wednesday, April 20, 10:00 AM Eastern Time 

Nederlander Presale:  Thursday, April 21, 2022, 10:00 AM Pacific Time

Venue Presales: Thursday, April 21, 2022, 10:00 AM Local Time

All Presale end: Thursday, April 21, 2022, 10:00 PM Local Time 

More information on the upcoming tour is available along with all of Anthrax’s latest news at:

Websitehttps://anthrax.com

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/anthrax

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/anthrax

More information on Black Label Society’s upcoming run with Anthrax and Hatebreed is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Websitehttps://blacklabelsociety.com

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/blacklabelsociety

More information on Hatebreed’s run with Anthrax and Black Label Society is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Websitehttp://www.hatebreed.com

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/hatebreed

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/hatebreed

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Queensryche Announces New Album Details; Debuts Video For Album’s Lead Single; Announces Live Dates With Judas Priest

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Things are picking up for Queensryche.

The band recently announced it will release its latest album, Digital Noise Alliance Oct. 7 through Century Media. In anticipation of the album’s release, the band premiered the video for the album’s lead single, ‘In Extremis’ Thursday.

The video is a familiar style presentation. It features the band performing its new single on a soundstage. The presentation is meant to give audiences a taste of what they can expect from the band live on stage. The song plays over the visualization.

The song’s musical arrangement is everything that audiences have come to expect from Queensryche throughout the band’s life. The trademark soaring vocals and semi-power metal riffs that take audiences back to the band’s early days are just as present as ever here.

The band talked about the song’s lyrical theme in a prepared statement.

“This song is about being on your deathbed surrounded by your loved ones,” the statement reads. “Clinging to the last sense available, letting them know you will still be hearing them after correspondence or perceived consciousness is visible. Other conceptual metaphors flash in and out, taking note of a world that will not bend to accommodate such suffering, a universe of mockery, and a universe void of such abilities.”

Queensryche is set to join Judas Priest on the road this fall in support of Digital Noise Alliance. Judas Priest’s upcoming tour is a new North American leg of its 50 Heavy Metal Years. The tour’s schedule is noted below.

QUEENSRYCHE Tour Dates:

Opening for Judas Priest

Oct. 13 Wallingford, CT – Toyota Oakdale

Oct. 15 Albany, NY – MVP Arena

Oct. 16 Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall Fenway

Oct. 18 Uniondale, NY at Nassau Veterans

Oct. 19 Wilkes-Barre, PA – Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

Oct. 21 Kalamazoo, MI at Wings Event Center

Oct. 22 Detroit, MI at Masonic Temple Theatre

Oct. 24 Cincinnati, OH – The Andrew J Brady Music Center

Oct. 25 Waukegan, IL – Genesee Theatre

Oct. 27 Green Bay, WI – Resch Center Theater

Oct. 29 Moline, IL – TaxSlayer Center Moline

Oct. 30 Mankato, MN – Mayo Clinic Event Center

Nov. 01 Sioux City, IA – Tyson Events Center

Nov. 02 Rapid City, SD – The Monument

Nov. 07 Ontario, CA – Toyota Center

Nov. 08 Tucson, AZ – TCC Arena

Nov. 10 Loveland, CO – Budweiser Events Center

Nov. 12 Park City (Wichita),KS -Hartman Arena

Nov. 13 St. Charles, MO – The Family Arena

Nov. 15 Corbin, KY – The Corbin Arena

Nov. 17 Southaven, MS – Landers Center

Nov. 18 Baton Rouge, LA – Raising Canes River Center

Nov. 20 Oklahoma City, OK – Paycom Center

Nov. 22 San Antonio, TX – Tech Port Center & Arena

Nov. 23 San Antonio, TX – Tech Port Center & Arena

Nov. 25 Dallas, TX – The Factory – Deep Ellum

Nov. 26 Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete Street

Nov. 28 Edinburg, TX – Burt Ogden Arena

Nov. 29 Houston, TX – 713 Music Hall

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

Websitehttp://www.queensrycheofficial.com

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/QueensrycheOfficial

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/queensryche

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Chief State Premieres New LP’s Fourth Single

Courtesy: Mutant League Records

Punk rock band Chief State premiered its latest single and video this week.

The band debuted its new single, ‘22 Reasons‘ and its video Wednesday. The song is the fourth single from the band’s forthcoming album, Waiting For Your Colours, which is scheduled for release July 1 through Mutant League Records. Pre-orders and pre-saves are open.

The album has also produced the singles, ‘Out For Me,‘ ‘Burning Out‘ and ‘Team Wiped‘ along with their respective videos.

The musical arrangement featured in Chief State’s new single blends elements of pop punk and pop rock for a song that will appeal to a wide yet targeted audience group. It is easily comparable in its sound and style to works from the likes of so many pop punk bands out there.

Front man Fraser Simpson talked about the song’s lyrical theme in a prepared statement.

“The lyrics are an honest introspection into a breakup I went through, how my perspective had changed from being with someone so closely to then being on the outside looking in,” Simpson said. “That was the hardest at first, knowing someone for so long to then only being able to see their light from a distance. Looking back I can see it was an essential part of my own growth, the hardship of that time led me to question what I was doing with my life. I had been just waiting for my colours to come through.”

In other news, Chief State is in the midst of a tour in support of its new, coming record. The tour’s remaining dates are noted below.

Tour Dates:

Sat, Jun 25, 2022 Covington, KY – Madison Live

Sun, Jun 26, 2022 Indianapolis, IN – Hoosier Dome

Tue, Jun 28, 2022 Louisville, KY – Mag Bar

Thu, Jun 30, 2022 St. Louis, MO – Duck Room

Fri, Jul 1, 2022 Des Moines, IA – Lefty’s

Sat, Jul 2, 2022 Chicago, IL – Subterranean

W/ Brooklane

Sun, Jul 3, 2022 Madison, WI – TBA

Tue, Jul 5, 2022 Fargo, ND – The Hall at Fargo Brewing Company

Wed, Jul 6, 2022 Minneapolis, MN – Midway Saloon

Thu, Jul 7, 2022 Lincoln, NE – 1867 Bar

Fri, Jul 8, 2022 Denver, CO – Moe’s Original

Sat, Jul 9, 2022 Salt Lake City, UT – The Loading Dock

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

Websitehttps://www.chiefstate.com

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/chiefstate

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/chief_state

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Wage War Debuts ‘Godspeed’ Video

Courtesy: Fearless Records

Wage War debuted the video for its latest single this week.

The band premiered the video for its single, ‘Godspeed’ Wednesday. The video is composed of footage from the band performing live. The song itself is from the band’s latest album, Manic. The album has also produced the singles, ‘Teeth,’ ‘High Horse,’ ‘Manic,’ and ‘Circle the Drain.’ An acoustic take of the song premiered Dec. 17.

The musical arrangement featured in ‘Godspeed’ starts off with something of an industrial bent. That leaning is very quickly paired with the band’s familiar metalcore style for a song that is just as unique as anything else featured in the band’s new album.

According to a statement released from the band, the song’s lyrical theme takes on the all too familiar topic of toxic relationships.

“‘Godspeed’ is about finally reaching the last straw and ultimately cutting toxic people out of your life,” the statement reads. “It’s three minutes and six seconds of all gas, and no brakes. It’s heavy, it’s melodic, it’s energetic. It’s everything you’ve ever come to know about Wage War, cranked all the way up.”

In other news, Wage War will continue touring in support of its new album. The next leg of the band’s tour is scheduled to launch July 18 in Detroit, MI and to run through Aug. 19 in Tempe, AZ. The tour also features performances in cities, such as Nashville, TN; Green Bay, WI and Reading, PA.

The tour’s schedule is noted below.

WAGE WAR ON TOUR:
WITH THREE DAYS GRACE + ZERO 9:36:

7/18 — Detroit, MI — The Fillmore
7/19 — East Moline, IL — The Rust Belt
7/21 — Clive, IA — Horizon Events Center
7/22 — Chesterfield, MO — The Factory
7/23 — Green Bay, WI — Capital Credit Union Park
7/25 — Pittsburgh, PA — Stage AE
7/27 — Wallingford, CT — The Dome at Toyota Presents Oakdale
7/28 — Boston, MA — House of Blues
8/03 — Reading, PA — Theatre at Santander Arena
8/05 — Atlanta, GA — Tabernacle
8/06 — Nashville, TN — Marathon Music Works
8/07 — New Orleans, LA — The Fillmore
8/09 — Houston, TX — 713 Music Hall
8/11 — Austin, TX — Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheatre
8/15 — Denver, CO — The Mission Ballroom
8/18 — Hollywood, CA — Hollywood Palladium
8/19 — Tempe, AZ — The Marquee Theatre

More information on Wage War’s new video and tour is available now along with all of Wage War’s latest tour dates, news and more at:

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Twitterhttps://twitter.com/wagewar

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Old Crow Medicine Show Raises Awareness About Climate Change With New Single, Video

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Old Crow Medicine Show premiered the video for its latest single this week.

The band debuted the video for its new single, ‘Used To Be A Mountain’ Tuesday. Th song is featured in the band’s latest album, Paint This Town. It is the record’s fourth single behind ‘Honey Chile,’ ‘Bombs Away‘ and the album’s lead single/title track.

The video for the new single features vintage footage of work taking place on a mountain collecting coal from the structure. Workers are seen walking from the mine along with footage of mine cars traveling tracks inside the mine.

Ketch Secor talked about the environmentally-minded theme in the song’s lyrics.

“‘Used To Be a Mountain’ is a song that wrestles with the issues facing Appalachia today,” Secor said. “I think that the Intrepid spirit of the mountaineers of the coal fields of the Southern Highlands and Appalachia are some of the hardest and most important for bearers of the American dream. I think that when you take away the natural beauty and destroy the ecology of places, you don’t have a whole lot left to rebuild with.”

Secor added, “I know there’s a lot of folks that are hurting right now in the communities of the coal fields. This song is there to both reflect that hurt and to ask the question, can we do something better for these folks? Can we do something better for these mountains, these hills, the flora and fauna, for anybody who wants to breathe clean air and drink clean water in Appalachia?”

The musical arrangement featured in the band’s new single has all of its trademark bluegrass leanings. The mood in the arrangement however is not the light, upbeat approach taken in the album’s other singles. It is more firm and serious in its sound. The mood that such sound and stylistic approach sets helps to further illustrate the message in the song’s lyrical content.

OCMS’ environmental activism reaches beyond its new single. The band has also partnered with Cumberland River Compact, a nonprofit aimed at providing clean water and enhancing water resources to its community. The partnership is aimed at helping both sides raise awareness about the impact of climate change.

In other news, Old Crow Medicine Show is in the midst of a tour in support of its new album. The tour’s remaining dates are noted below.

Old Crow Medicine Show Tour Dates:

July 8 – Marshfield, MA @ Levitate Music and Arts Festival 

July 15 – Grass Valley, CA @ California WorldFest 2022 

July 30 – Floyd, VA @ Floydfest 

More information on Old Crow Medicine Show’s new single, video, album and remaining tour dates is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

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