Perry Recovering Following Medical Emergency

Courtesy: MSO PR

Officials with former Aerosmith and current Hollywood Vampires guitarist Joe Perry have released an update on the guitarist’s condition after he was transported to the hospital last night following a performance with fellow veteran musician Billy Joel.

The statement that follows is the latest update on Perry’s condition.  It states that at last report, he was still in the hospital this morning and recovering.

“Following a guest performance during Billy Joel’s show last night at Madison Square Garden, Joe Perry experienced shortness of breath and was treated backstage by paramedics who gave the guitarist oxygen and used a tracheal tube to clear his airway before taking him to a hospital. This morning Perry remains in the hospital where he is alert and responsive. The Aerosmith guitarist will be unable to appear today at Rock And Roll Fantasy Camp in Florida and apologizes to those attending. Perry is expected to return to the road later this month.”

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Sleep Signals Touring With Memphis May Fire, Ice Nine Kills As Support For Atreyu’s “In Our Wake” Tour

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Sleep Signals has hit the road with Atreyu for its “In Our Wake” tour.

The band is serving as support for Atreyu for the tour, which launched Friday and is currently scheduled to run through Dec. 13 in Anaheim, California.  Also joining the tour as support are Memphis May Fire and Ice Nine Kills.

Sleep Signals is touring in support of its most recent release, its six-song EP At The End of the World, which was released independently  by the band on Sept. 8, 2017.  The band recently premiered the video for the EP’s latest single, ‘Edge of My Sanity.’ The song is streaming now via Spotify.

The schedule for Atreyu’s “In Our Wake” tour is noted below.  The tour is sponsored by Monster Energy and Spinefarm Records.  Tickets for Sleep Signals’ dates are available here.

Dates with Atreyu, Memphis May Fire, Ice Nine Kills:

11.9 Phoenix, AZ The Van Buren
11.10 Albuquerque, NM El Rey Theater
11.12 San Antonio, TX The Aztec Theatre
11.13 Houston, TX House of Blues
11.14 Baton Rouge, LA The Varsity Theater
11.16 Fort Lauderdale, FL Revolution Live
11.17 Tampa, FL The Ritz
11/18 Destin, FL Club L.A.
11.19 Atlanta, GA Buckhead Theater
11.20 Greensboro, NC The Cone Denim Entertainment Center
11.21 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Sound Stage
11.23 Harrisburg, PA Capitol Room
11.24 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
11.25 Boston, MA Paradise
11.27 New York, NY Gramercy Theatre
11.28 Rochester, NY Anthology
11.30 Detroit, MI Majestic Theatre
12.1 Fort Wayne, IN Pierre’s
12.2 Chicago, IL House of Blues
12.4 Denver, CO Summit Music Hall
12.5 Salt Lake City, UT The Depot
12.7 Seattle, WA El Corazon
12.8 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
12.10 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades
12.11 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
12.12 San Diego, CA House of Blues
12.13 Anaheim, CA House of Blues

More information on Sleep Signals’ new tour dates, video and more is available online now at:

 

Website: http://sleepsignals.net

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Twitter: http://twitter.com/sleepsignals

 

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‘The Silver Scream’ Will Be As Memorable For INK As The Movies From Which It Is Inspired

Courtesy: Fearless Records

More often than not, when people use the term “horror rock,” to define a certain act’s style and sound, thoughts generally tend to turn to the likes of Marilyn Manson, Alice Cooper, Mushroomhead, Cannnibal Corpse and other acts of that ilk.  Of course, while they are the more well-known acts within the horror rock realm, they are not the only bands of which audiences should take note.  The Boston, MA-based band has made quite the name for itself in the horror/theatrical rock realm since the release of its 2006 debut album Last Chance To Make Amends.  Now with the release of its fifth full-length studio recording – and seventh overall studio recording – The Silver Scream, the band has proven itself one of the leaders of the next generation of the horror/theatrical rock genre.  That statement is supported in part through an examination of the collective songs and their source material that make up the album’s 49-minute run time.  This will be discussed shortly.  The songs’ lyrical content is just as important to discuss as the songs and their source material, and will be discussed a little bit later.  The record’s sequencing rounds out its most important elements, and will also be discussed later.  Each item is important in its own right to the whole of The Silver Scream. All things considered, they make The Silver Scream a work that is certain to appeal to metalcore fans and horror fans alike.

Ice Nine Kills’ fifth full-length studio recording The Silver Scream is a positive new offering from the Boston, MA-based horror/theatrical rock quartet.  One could honestly say that even despite being the band’s fifth full-length studio recording, it displays the band close to its apex if not already there.  One can only hope that as good as this album is, the band will be able to top itself with its next album.  Part of what makes the album such a strong outing is its featured songs and their source material.  The songs once again delve into the horror realm, this time using the cinematic realm as their inspiration instead of the literary or other realms.  The original musical works were inspired by moves reaching all the way back to the 1970s (Jaws) and as recently as the 2000s (Saw).  Also included are songs inspired by A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), The Shining (1980), Edward Scissorhands (1990) and The Devil’s Rejects (2005) among others.  Simply put, the band takes listeners through four decades of silver screen horror with its own original musical works inspired by the featured movies.  This is important to note because on one side, it could be the starting point to an introduction to horror for a whole new generation of audiences.  On the other side, the originality of the songs puts on display the band’s creativity and originality, and in turn showing once again why it is so quickly becoming one of the leaders of the next generation of horror/theatrical rock acts.  While the songs and their source material are unquestionably critical to the overall presentation of The Silver Scream, they are collectively just one of the album’s important elements.  The lyrical content presented throughout the album is just as important to its presentation as the songs and their source material.

The lyrical presentations within the overall presentation of The Silver Scream is important to note because as previously stated, it shows once again the band’s ingenuity and originality.  Case in point is the album’s opener, ‘The American Nightmare, which again is inspired by New Line Cinema’s 1984 slasher flick A Nightmare on Elm Street.  While the movie the story at the center of the movie makes the kids the victims, the song crafted by Ice Nine Kills is presented from the vantage point of Freddy Krueger, the janitor who died as a result of the acts of the teens’ parents.  Front man Spencer Charnas gives Freddy a voice here, singing, “Fast asleep/It’s all in your head now/Past the street where they cursed my name/But I won’t be forsaken/Craven my revenge from the shallow/Grave, where I went down in flames/The beast has been awakened/When night comes creeping/My cruel hand will rock you to sleep/I’m the American Nightmare/With American dreams/Of counting the bodies while you count sheep/the American Nightmare/Yeah, I’m living the dream/I’m slashing my way through the golden age of the silver scream.”  It is an interesting new take with an infectious arrangement that gives the classic movie a whole new life (so to speak).  It’s just one of the interesting stories presented here.  The lyrical content presented in the album’s second entry, ‘Thank God It’s Friday’ is another example of the importance of the album’s lyrical content.

‘Thank God It’s Friday’ takes the classic line, typically used by people as a stress reliever of sorts at the end of the work week, is instead put on its head here as something very foreboding.  That foreboding goes full throttle as the band launches into the song, which finds Charnas providing audiences the overall plot of the original 1980 slasher flick from Paramount Pictures and Warner Brothers in just under four-and-a-half minutes.  The whole thing starts with the ghostly voices of the counselors that Jason Voorhees killed singing mournfully about Jason’s death before Charnas launches into his verbal assault, telling the counselors’ story and their afterlife revelations.  He screams, “We’ve all been laid to rest/Our epitaph reads, “Mommy knows best”/A word of warning from beyond the grave that must be understood/Throats get slit in this neck of the woods.”  From there, Charnas continues the counselors’ story, illustrating the story told by Jason’s mother (played in the movie by Betsy Palmer – Friday The 13th, Friday The 13th Part 2, Queen Bee) of what led to his death and her view of the scenario.  The band even incorporates Mrs. Voorhees’ own words into the song, as she tells one of the potential victims, “Did you know my son was drowned in this lake?  He should have been supervised, but the counselors were off having filthy sex. His name is Jason, and today is his birthday.”  From there, the deceased counselors’ continue their mournful revelations.  When they are coupled with the song’s musical arrangement, which expertly illustrates the emotion in the words, those words create a story that is so sad, yet just as powerful and fear-inducing as the original slasher flick from which the song was inspired. It is hardly the last song included in the album that serves to show the importance of the album’s lyrical content.  The lyrical content at the center of ‘The World in My Hands’ is yet another example of that importance.

‘The World in My Hands’ was inspired by 20th Century Fox’s goth/romance 1990 flick Edward Scissorhands, and while the movie was a goth/romance hybrid, it also featured a story – from Edward (Johnny Depp, of Pirates of the Caribbean fame) of a figure trying to find his place in the world.  That journey of self-discovery is well illustrated in this song, as Charnas sings right from the song’s outset, “Lost on my own.In search of something real/How cruel to be exposed/To something I can’t touch, but still feel/How’d I end up here/So uncomfortable/I’m a stranger in this body/The world’s an ugly place/And that’s a fact that fate has brought me/I had to disappear/So will it all just go away/Now the end is drawing near/And God, I wish you would’ve stayed/It cuts deep, ‘cause our lives are still attached/A deadly touch spreads an itch that can’t be scratched/Sometimes I wish it would just fade to black/I won’t go back.”  From here, the story goes to Edwards thoughts of Kim (Winona Ryder – Alien: Resurrection, Little Women, Girl, Interrupted), and his thoughts of her versus everyone else in her town.  Given, the whole thing is rather emo, but in the bigger picture of things (no pun intended), this is a song to which so many listeners can relate because it is something that does not necessarily have to be from a movie.  It (and the story at the center of Edward Scissorhands) is something that can and does happen in the real world.  People try to find their place as they get older.  They see how the world is as they try to find their place.  To that end, this song’s lyrical content is doubly important to the album’s whole, and in turn shows even more the overall importance of the album’s lyrical content.  Of course it still is not the last of the content that shows the importance of the album’s lyrical content.  ‘Love Bites’ is itself a bittersweet love song inspired by An American Werewolf in London while ‘It Is The End’ (based on Green/Epstein Productions’ 1990 horror flick It) is another work that uses its lyrical content to tell the story of It, in turn introducing the band’s fans to the classic horror flick.  ‘A Grave Mistake’ takes inspiration from the groundbreaking 1994 goth/romance movie ‘The Crow’ to create its own Crow story about a vengeful spirit come back to avenge his death.  Between these songs, those more directly noted and those not directly addressed, it becomes clear throughout the album that its lyrical content is just as entertaining as the songs, their source material and their musical arrangements.  To that end, this album gives audiences quite a bit to appreciate.  Of course it is not all that stands out in this album.  The record’s sequencing rounds out its most important elements.

Listening from start to end, audiences will note that the record starts and ends with the same haunting and powerful energy in their own original arrangements.  Along the way, the energy rises and falls at all of the right point, ensuring listeners’ maintained engagement.  Case in point, the energy continued in ‘thank God It’s Friday’ from ‘The American Nightmare.’  That energy is maintained (and even stepped up to a certain point) through the album’s third entry, ‘Stabbing in the Dark,’ which is inspired by Compass International Pictures’ 1978 slasher classic Halloween thanks to its Slayer- guitar breakdowns and story, which tells Halloween’s story.  At some points, those noted breakdowns show a certain Slayer influence, and at others a more distinct djent style presentation.  Things barely let up from there until the album’s midway point that is ‘A Grave Mistake.’  This song’s energy is much more reserved than its full-on thrash/metalcore predecessors.  The thing here is that while it is more reserved in its energy than those songs, it does still maintain a certain energy.  It is just not as heavy and frenetic as those songs.  Rather, it is more of a radio-friendly addition to the album, put more simply.  Of course, the respite that the band offers here is short-lived, as the band makes its way into the Jaws-inspired ‘Rocking The Boat.’

After the band works its way through ‘Rocking The Boat,’ it lets back off again slightly as it makes its way through the more radio-friendly works ‘Enjoy Your Slay,’ ‘Freak Flag’ and ‘The World in My Hands’ before gradually picking things back up in Merry Axe-Mas (inspired by Tristar Pictures’ 1984 holiday-themed horror flick Silent Night, Deadly Night).  Listeners get one last break before the record’s finale in ‘Love Bites’ before the band leaves listeners breathless at the album’s end in ‘It Is The End.’  By the time the song ends, listeners will realize they have been taken on quite the powerful and engaging musical and cinematic ride.  Looking back, listeners will agree that the record’s energy rises and falls at all of the right points, ensuring again that maintained engagement.  The end result is an album of horror-inspired songs that metalcore fans and horror flick fans alike will appreciate.

Ice Nine Kills has developed quite a name for itself over the course of now 12 years as one of the leaders of the next generation of metalcore and horror/theatrical rock thanks to its past four albums (and three EPs).  Now with the release of its latest album The Silver Scream last month, the band has certified its place in those genres even more.  That is proven in part through its 13 original songs, inspired by some of the most important horror flicks to ever make their way to the silver screen, as has been discussed here.  The lyrical content is just as original as the songs as they tell the stories of the movies and present brand new angles from those stories through that content.  The stories and angles create their own interest that, along with the arrangements and vast inspiration for the songs, ensures even more, listeners maintained engagement throughout the album.  When the album’s overall sequencing is considered along with the previously noted items, the balance in that sequencing shows plenty of time and thought was put into the album’s arrangement.  It paid off, too.  Each item is key in its own way to the whole of The Silver Scream.  All things considered, they make The Silver Scream a work that is certain to be just as memorable for Ice Nine Kills as the movies from which its songs were inspired.  The band is currently on tour with Sleep Signals and Memphis May Fire as suppor for Atreyu on its “In Our Wake” Tour.  The schedule for the tour, which just launched Nov. 9, is noted below.

 

Courtesy: O’Donnell Media Group

Dates with Atreyu, Memphis May Fire, Ice Nine Kills:

11.10 Albuquerque, NM El Rey Theater
11.12 San Antonio, TX The Aztec Theatre
11.13 Houston, TX House of Blues
11.14 Baton Rouge, LA The Varsity Theater
11.16 Fort Lauderdale, FL Revolution Live
11.17 Tampa, FL The Ritz
11/18 Destin, FL Club L.A.
11.19 Atlanta, GA Buckhead Theater
11.20 Greensboro, NC The Cone Denim Entertainment Center
11.21 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Sound Stage
11.23 Harrisburg, PA Capitol Room
11.24 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
11.25 Boston, MA Paradise
11.27 New York, NY Gramercy Theatre
11.28 Rochester, NY Anthology
11.30 Detroit, MI Majestic Theatre
12.1 Fort Wayne, IN Pierre’s
12.2 Chicago, IL House of Blues
12.4 Denver, CO Summit Music Hall
12.5 Salt Lake City, UT The Depot
12.7 Seattle, WA El Corazon
12.8 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
12.10 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades
12.11 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
12.12 San Diego, CA House of Blues
12.13 Anaheim, CA House of Blues

More information on The Silver Scream is available online now along with all of Ice Nine Kills’ latest news and more at:

 

 

 

Website: http://iceninekills.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/ICENINEKILLS

 

 

 

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Eagle Rock’s New Joni Mitchell Concert/Doc Is An Engaging New Profile Of The Veteran Singer-Songwriter

Courtesy: Eagle Rock Entertainment

Famed singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell marked a major milestone this week as she marked her 75th birthday, and she celebrated in style with a star-studded event to mark the occasion.  Thanks to Eagle Rock Entertainment, fans of the veteran singer-songwriter can celebrate Mitchell and her legacy in their own way with a recently released live recording.  Both Sides Now: Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970 is a memorable presentation that Mitchell’s most devoted audiences will appreciate.  That is due in part to the recording’s set list.  This will be discussed shortly.  The documentary film that is woven into the concert adds just as much interest for audiences as the set list.  It will be discussed a little bit later.  The recording’s average price point rounds out is most important elements, and will also be discussed later.  Each item is important in its own way to the whole of Both Sides Now: Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970.  All things considered, they make this recording a piece that will appeal largely to the most devout fans of Mitchell and her work.

Both Sides Now: Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970 is an interesting presentation from Eagle Rock Entertainment and veteran singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell.  That is because the recording, released Sept. 14 via Eagle Rock Entertainment, presents a very interesting portrait of the then very young and still up-and-coming performer.  At the time of her performance, Mitchell had only released four full-length studio recordings – Song to a Seagull (1968), Clouds (1969), Ladies of the Canyon (1970) and Blue (1971) – making her still a very young performer, despite her experience.  Her 11-song set list featured in this performance lifts liberally from the latter trio of albums.  Clouds gets four nods while Ladies of the Canyon and Blue each get three nods.  ‘Hunter,’ which apparently was a b-side from Blue that never made the album’s final cut, is also included in here.  Interestingly enough, her 1968 debut record Song to a Seagull is nowhere to be seen in this set list.  Either way, audiences at the time still got a relatively well-balanced representation of her catalog at that point due to that clear focus that was put on the set list.  What’s more, a whole new generation of audiences now get a glimpse into who Joni Mitchell was at that time thanks to this new recording.  To that end, the set list proves itself to be a critical part of the recording’s whole.  It is just one of the important pieces of the presentation’s whole.  The documentary that is interwoven into the concert adds even more interest to the recording’s overall presentation.

The documentary that is coupled with Mitchell’s performance is important to note because it is really a dual story line of sorts.  On one side, the story shows Mitchell growing both as a person and as an artist, as she is forced to face a crowd that was not expecting her so early; a crowd that was likely expecting a more lively act than her.  Over the course of her rescheduled performance, audiences see the crowd slowly turn and accept her, almost making her an underdog figure of sorts.  Mitchell’s interviews, originally recorded in 2003, add their own depth to this story, making her even more of an endearing figure.

The other story included in the documentary is that of the unrest throughout the festival.  Audiences are introduced to a group of people within the audience that was protesting the festival and its managers.  That is because they were not being allowed inside the venue.  That led to some unexpected moments in which some of those protestors actually made their way on stage to make their protests heard loud and clear.  Simply put, the protestors were people who were a little bit too enthusiastic about the festival. Interestingly enough, this ties back into Mitchell’s story because it was her performance and her music that seemed to help quell the problems with the protestors.  That ability to calm the crowd – and win over the audience in the process – helped her overcome the nerves that she noted having in her 2003 interview segments.  The result is a performance that audiences will agree improved with each song.  Keeping all of this in mind, the combined performance and documentary presentation of Both Sides Now: Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970 makes for a work that Mitchell’s most devoted audiences will appreciate just as much as those perhaps less familiar with her and her work.  Staying on that note, the Blu-ray offers audiences the choice to watch the concert by itself and to watch it coupled with the doc.  This critic’s own interpretation is to watch the two presentations as one.  It makes for a much richer experience than watching the concert by itself.  Having noted all of this, the content that makes up the whole of Both Sides Now: Live at the Isle of Wight gives audiences plenty to appreciate here.  Even with that in mind, there is still one more item for audiences to appreciate.  That item is the Blu-ray’s average price point.

Using prices listed at Amazon, Best Buy and Barnes & Noble, the set’s average price point comes to $18.79.  Research on the set finds that it is not listed at the websites of Walmart, Target or at Books-A-Million.  Considering the depth of the recording’s overall presentation and the pacing of the more than two-hour program (the exact run time is listed at two hours, 12 minutes), that average price of less than $20 is relatively affordable and money well-spent.  When this is all considered together, it makes Both Sides Now: Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970 another positive offering from Eagle Rock Entertainment, and one that any of Joni Mitchell’s fans will appreciate.

Both Sides Now:  Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970 is a good addition to the collections of Joni Mitchell’s most devoted fans.  It is also a welcome watch for today’s younger audiences who might be getting their first taste of the veteran singer-songwriter.  As noted above, that is due in part to the recording’s set list.  It shows Mitchell at a point in which she was growing in popularity, but still young enough that she was showing her personal and artistic development.  The documentary that is tied into the doc adds to that story while also presenting an equally interesting story about the festival itself.  The Blu-ray’s average price point is relatively affordable.  When it is considered along with the recording’s overall content, it proves the Blu-ray to be money well-spent, and a recording that, again, Mitchell’s most devoted audiences will appreciate as much as a whole new generation of audiences.  Both Sides Now: Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970 is available now.  More information on this recording is available online along with all of Joni Mitchell’s latest news and more at:

 

 

 

Website: http://jonimitchell.com

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

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Accept Releases ‘Breaker’ Clip From Its Upcoming Live Recording

Courtesy: Nuclear Blast Records

Accept has released a new live clip from its forthcoming live recording Symphonic Terror, which us currently scheduled to be released Nov. 23 via Nuclear Blast Records.

The band debuted the clip of its performance of its classic 1981 hit single ‘Breaker‘ early last month.  The performance is one of 21 total songs performed by the band at Wacken Open Air Festival 2017, where the band’s performance for this recording was captured.

Pre-orders for Symphonic Terror are open now.  Audiences who pre-order the recording now via iTunes will receive ‘Breaker’ as an instant grat download along with instant grat downloads of the band’s performances of ‘Balls to the Wall’ and ‘Symphony No. 40,’ both of which are also included in the band’s extensive set.

Speaking of ‘Balls to the Wall‘ and ‘Symphony No. 40,’ the band previously released clips of its performance of those songs, too, in anticipation of Symphonic Terror‘s upcoming release.

‘Balls To The Wall’ is also available now in a limited edition 10-inch vinyl pressing.  The band’s performance of ‘Symphony No. 40’ serves as the vinyl’s b-side.  The vinyl pressing can be ordered both physically and digitally now.

Symphonic Terror will be available in a variety of platforms, which are listed below.

Symphonic Terror – Live at Wacken 2017 will be available in the following formats:

  • BluRay+2 CD-DIGI
  • DVD+2 CD-DIGI
  • 2 CD-DIGI
  • 3 LP Box (black) incl. booklet, poster
  • 3 LP Box (gold) incl. booklet, poster // NB Mailorder exclusive
  • BluRay+DVD+2 CD-Earbook
  • BluRay+DVD+2 CD-Earbook + photo card (signed) // NB Mailorder exclusive

The full track listing for Symphonic Terror is noted below.

The track list reads as follows:
DVD/Blu-Ray
Part 1: Accept
01. Die By The Sword
02. Restless And Wild
03. Koolaid
04. Pandemic
05. Final Journey
Part 2: Headbanger’s Symphony
06. Night On Bald Mountain
07. Scherzo
08. Romeo And Juliet
09. Pathétique
10. Double Cello Concerto in G Minor
11. Symphony No. 40 in G Minor
Part 3: Accept with Orchestra
12. Princess Of The Dawn
13. Stalingrad
14. Dark Side Of My Heart
15. Breaker
16. Shadow Soldiers
17. Dying Breed
18. Fast As A Shark
19. Metal Heart
20. Teutonic Terror
21. Balls To The Wall
Bonus:
22. Making Of: Wacken
23. Making Of: Headbanger’s Symphony

More information on Accept’s latest live clip, Symphonic Terror and more is available online now at:

 

Website: http://www.acceptworldwide.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/accepttheband

 

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Opeth Debuts ‘Ghost of Perdition’ Live Clip

Courtesy: Moderbolaget Records/Nuclear Blast Records

The wait is finally over for Opeth’s new live recording, and in celebration, the band has debuted another live clip from the recording.

Opeth officially released its new live recording Garden of the TitansLive at Red Rocks Amphiteater on Friday.  In celebration of the recording’s release, the band debuted one more live clip from the presentation in conjunction with the album’s release.  The clip features a full performance of the band’s single ‘Ghost of Perdition.’  

The band has also released a special limited edition 10-inch vinyl pressing of the live performance as an additional bonus for its most devoted fans.  The band’s performance of ‘Sorceress,’ which is also included in the band’s new live recording, serves as the record’s b-side.

The record is available now in four different color pressings, which are listed below.  It can be ordered via Nuclear Blast America’s online store and at Opeth’s own store.

— 10″ pink sparkle in sleeve (limited to 700)
— 10″ violet sparkle in sleeve (NB mailorder exclusive, limited to 300)
— 10″ toffee in sleeve (US NB mailorder exclusive, limited to 250)
— 10″ summer bronze in sleeve (US NB mailorder exclusive, limited to 250)

‘Ghost of Perdition’ is the third live clip that Opeth has released from Garden of the TitansLive at Red Rocks.  The band has also released clips featuring full performances of ‘Sorceress,’ and ‘Demon of the Fall.’

Three separate trailers for the recording have also premiered leading up to the recording’s release. They are listed below.

Trailer 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhbDDBdvgpl

Trailer 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ul648fFDvRw

Trailer 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhtE-bcCXk8

More information on Opeth’s new live recording, video and more is available online now at:

 

Website: http://www.opeth.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/officialopeth

 

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Like A Storm Debuts ‘Pure Evil’ Music Video

Courtesy: Century Media Records/Red Music

Like A Storm unveiled the video for its latest single this week.

The band debuted the music video for its new single ‘Pure Evil.’  The song is the second single from the band’s most recent full-length studio recording Catacombs, which was released June 22, 2018 via Century Media Records/Red Music.

The video was shot at the site of the former Methodist Church of Gary, Indiana, just south of Chicago, Illinois, with Vince Lundi heading the project.  Like A Storm guitarist Matt Brooks explained in an interview, that the song’s lyrical theme is a social commentary that focuses on religious and political leaders.

“The cover ups, scandals and exploitation that pervade the highest levels of church and government are just sickening,” Brooks said.  “‘Pure Evil’ seemed like the perfect way to sum up this absolute hypocrisy.  These people seem so righteous, but at their core, they are the worst of the worst.”

‘Pure Evil’ is just the latest single to be released from Catacombs.  Audiences can hear a snippet of the album’s lead single ‘Complicated (Stitches & Scars)’ — as well as the album’s other songs — here.

Along with the debut of its new video, the band also recently announced a new string of live U.S. tour dates stretching from Dec. 11 – Dec. 22 in support of Catacombs.  Palisades will serve as support for the tour.  VIP packages and tickets are available here.  The tour’s current schedule is noted below.

Like A Storm Headline Dates:
December 11 – Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre
December 12 – Janesville, WI – The Back Bar
December 13 – Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
December 14 – Ringle, WI – Q and Z Expo Center
December 15 – Fargo, ND – The Aquarium
December 17 – Minot, ND – The ‘O’Riginal Bar And Nightclub
December 18 – Billings, MT – Pub Station
December 19 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
December 21 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
December 22 – Las Vegas, NV – The Backstage Bar

More information on Like A Storm’s new album, video, tour and more is available online now at:

 

Website: http://www.likeastorm.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/likeastorm

 

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