Kulick Debuts ‘Time To Go’ Video

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Independent singer-songwriter Kulick kicked off the weekend with the debut of the video for his latest single.

Kulick premiered the video for his new single, ‘Time To Go‘ Friday. The video’s debut comes a week after Kulick debuted the song by itself. The song is the lead single from Kulick’s forthcoming EP, Everyone I Know Will Die, whose release date is under consideration.

The video for ‘Time To Go’ features what is meant to represent Kulick (a.k.a. Jacob Kulick) looking back on his teen and wondering, “What If…” while also looking forward, understanding and accepting his mortality.

Kulick talked about the video’s treatment and how it connects to the song’s lyrical theme in comments made in a prepared statement.

“This music video is by far one of my favorite music videos that I’ve ever done because I was able to tell my story and have a crew of really talented people execute it,” the statement reads. “I always wanted to have a younger version of myself in a video, and Aiden Cullen was absolutely perfect for the role, and an incredible person. Spencer Sease, the director, really took my idea and made it 100x better than I could have imagined.”

The statement continues, “The feeling of my teenage years and the nostalgia is so present in this video, and that was the most important thing to me. It portrays what my childhood would have been like, only if I grew up in California, which is a cool mind bending concept to watch play out while also listening to my very personal and autobiographical lyrics. ‘Time to Go’ is specifically about my own mortality, my upbringing, how I used to live life, and realizing how much control I have over my attitude and perspective on life. I really do love life and I don’t think I’ll ever be ready when it’s time to go.”

The musical arrangement featured in the new single is an upbeat, pop punk style composition. Its energy and the mood is interesting in that it helps to establish the mood in the song’s lyrical theme.

In other news, Kulick is scheduled to join The Spill Canvas on the road this fall. Tickets are available here. The tour’s dates are noted below.

Tour Dates

w/ The Spill Canvas

4-Nov Hamden, CT Space Ballroom Tickets

5-Nov Harrisburg, PA HMAC (Small Room) Tickets

6-Nov Rochester, NY Montage Music Hall Tickets

7-Nov Albany, NY Empire Underground Tickets

9-Nov Providence, RI Alchemy Tickets

11-Nov Portland, ME Aura Tickets

12-Nov Amityville, NY AMH Tickets

13-Nov Asbury Park, NJ House of Independents Tickets

14-Nov Easton, PA One Centre Square Tickets

16-Nov Richmond, VA Canal Club Tickets

17-Nov Charlotte, NC Amos Southend Tickets

18-Nov Nashville, TN The End Tickets

19-Nov Indianapolis, IN Emerson Theater Tickets

20-Nov Grand Rapids, MI The Stache Tickets

21-Nov Ann Arbor, MI The Blind Pig Tickets

Kulick released his most recent record, Sitting in a Quiet Coffeehouse. The EP was released early this year. It is the companion piece to Kulick’s album, Yelling in a Quiet Neighborhood, which was released last year.

More information on Kulick’s new single and EP is available along with of all his latest news at:

Websitehttps://kulickofficial.com

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/kulickofficial

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/kulickofficial

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Ovtlier Debuts New Single, ‘All I Need’; Announces New Live Dates With Gemini Syndrome

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Ovtlier premiered its latest single this week.

The band premiered its new single, ‘All I Need‘ Thursday. The song boasts a unique musical arrangement. The primary guitar line featured in this arrangement lends itself easily to comparison to that featured in Deftones’ hit song’ My Own Summer (Shove It).’ A close listen to each song reveals the similarity in sound. It is not precise, but is there.

As the arrangement progresses though, that guitar line gradually evolves and offers a heavy, dark sound that is complimented just as well by the song’s bass line and vocals from front man Joey Arena.

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

“I was raised on unstable grounds,” the statement reads. “Therapy taught me to stop making excuses for those that have abused and abandoned me. A man that distantly titled himself as a “father” but neglected every simple duty of being one. A stepfather who looked for excuses to beat on me or throw me out for years. I accept that this is the hand that I am dealt. I respect and appreciate the journey I have been shaped and designed to travel. I am all I need”

In other news, Ovtlier is scheduled to serve as support for Gemini Syndrome on its upcoming headlining tour. Ovtlier’s dates with Gemini Syndrome are noted below.

GEMINI SYNDROME ‘Initiation’ USA Fall 2021 tour dates:
10/28 – Chippewa Falls, WI – Joel’s 4Corners #
10/29 – Green Bay, WI – EPIC Event Center #
10/30 – Racine, WI – Rt 20 (WIIL Rock Halloween Bash) #
10/31 – Battle Creek, MI – The Music Factory #
11/02 – Lakewood, OH – The Winchester Music Tavern #
11/04 – Flint, MI – The Machine Shop #
11/05 – Buffalo, NY – Buffalo Iron Works #
11/06 – Liverpool, NY – Sharkey’s #
11/07 – Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance #
11/08 – New York City, NY – Mercury Lounge ####
11/09 – Albany, NY – Empire Underground #
11/10 – Reading, PA – Reverb #
11/12 – Johnson City, TN – Capones #
11/13 – Greensboro, NC – The Blind Tiger #
11/14 – Huntsville, AL – Sidetracks ###

Direct support is Ovtlier #
Smile Empty Soul, Ovtlier, Sunflower Dead, Pushing V, Tommy Gibbons ###
GEMINI SYNDROME and Ovtlier only ####

‘All I Need’ is just the latest single from Ovtlier. The band most recently premiered its single, ‘Bulletproof‘ and a companion video. The band has also released the singles, ‘Who We Are‘ and ‘Buried Me Alive.’

More information on Ovtlier’s new single and tour dates is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

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Twitterhttps://twitter.com/OvtlierBand

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Ministry Postpones Industrial Strength Tour Again

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For the second time in a year, Ministry has postponed its “Industrial Strength Tour.”

The band was initially going to run the tour early this year, but the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic forced the band to announce in March, it had postponed the tour until next month. Now today the band has announced it has postponed its tour again.

The tour is now scheduled to launch March 6 in Baltimore, MD and to run through April 18 in Seattle, WA. The tour is meant to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the band’s seminal album, The Mind Is a Terrible Thing To Taste.

Tickets for the new dates are available now with the exception of St. Paul, MN; Montclair, NJ and Huntington, WV shows. Tickets for those concerts will go on sale at 10 a.m. local time Friday. According to information made available in the press release announcing the tour’s latest postponement, “All tickets will be transferred to the new dates.”

The full rundown of updated tour dates are as follows:

*Moved to larger venues due to popular demand

March 2022

6    Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage

8    Huntington, NY @ The Paramount

9    Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall

12  Montclair, NJ @ Wellmont Theater

15  Boston, MA @ House of Blues

16  Buffalo, NY @ Buffalo Riverworks

22  Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle

23  Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live

26  Dallas, TX @ Amplified Life

28  San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theater

29  Houston, TX @ House of Blues

31  Chicago, IL @ Riviera

April 2022

1    Cleveland, OH @ The Agora

3    Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Hall

5    St Paul, MN @ Palace*

9    Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater

10  Denver, CO @ Mission Ballroom*

12  Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren

13  Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues

14  San Diego, CA @ House of Blues

16  San Francisco, CA @ Warfield

18  Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo

More information on Ministry’s new tour dates is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Websitehttps://www.ministryband.com

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/WeAreMinistry

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/WeAreMinistry

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As I Lay Dying Debuts ‘Roots Below’ Video; Announces ‘Shaped By Fire’ Re-Issue Coming; Reveals New Live Dates

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As I Lay Dying is scheduled to re-issue its latest album later this year.

In anticipation of the record’s re-issue — a precise release date is under consideration — the band premiered one of the songs that will feature in the record Friday. It came in the form of the song, ‘Roots Below.’ The band also premiered a visualizer for the single Friday.

The song’s musical arrangement is a heavy, intense mix of metalcore and thrash. It takes listeners back to the band’s infancy with its breakneck speed guitar work and machine gun fast drumming. Front man Tim Lambesis’ growls and clean vocals pair with the intense instrumentation to make the song fully immersive.

Guitarist Phil Sgrosso talked about the creation of the song’s musical arrangement in a prepared statement.

“‘Roots Below’ was a track I initially wrote for the Shaped By Fire album, but at the time we collectively felt it needed more time and attention to develop to its fullest potential,” said Sgrosso. “We were finally able to piece it all together along with some other material taken from the Shaped By Fire touring cycle, bundling it all into a deluxe version of the album.”

Added Sgrosso, “Apart from the studio versions of ‘Roots Below’ and ‘Destruction or Strength,’ there will be an assortment of live songs captured on tour from 2019 in Europe, several ballad/electronic re-interpretations, a studio version of an instrumental track we wrote exclusively for the live show, an instrumental version of the entire album, as well as some other transitional pieces from our set that we wanted to share as part of this release. This has been a very productive first step towards getting back into the creative zone and beginning to focus on new material for next year.”

No information was provided about the song’s lyrical theme in the press release announcing the song’s debut. The lyrics provided with the visualizer hint at a theme of overcoming personal adversity and the causes, both internal and extraneous.

While the release date for the deluxe re-issue of Shaped By Fire is under consideration, the re-issue’s track listing is known. It is noted below.

Below is the Shaped By Fire Deluxe Edition tracklist:

  1. Re-Separation (instrumental)
  2. Roots Below
  3. Destruction or Strength
  4. My Own Grave (re-interpretation)
  5. Redefined (re-interpretation)
  6. Pre-Shaped by Fire (live intro)
  7. Euphony From Ashes (live outro)
  8. Blinded (Live from Munich)
  9. My Own Grave (Live From Munich)
  10. Burn To Emerge (instrumental)
  11. Blinded (instrumental)
  12. Shaped by Fire (instrumental)
  13. Undertow (instrumental)
  14. Torn Between (instrumental)
  15. Gatekeeper (instrumental)
  16. The Wreckage (instrumental)
  17. My Own Grave (instrumental)
  18. Take What’s Left (instrumental)
  19. Redefined (instrumental)
  20. Only After We’ve Fallen (instrumental)
  21. The Toll It Takes (instrumental)

In other news, the band has announced a new slate of live dates. The band’s “Two Decades of Destruction” tour is scheduled to launch March 19, 200 in Saarbrucken, Germany and to run through April 24 in Oberhausen, Germany.

The tour’s schedule is noted below. Dying Fetus, Emmure, and Fit For A King will share time as support for the tour.

19.03.2022 DE Saarbrücken – E-Werk
20.03.2022 FR  Paris Elysée – Montmartre
22.03.2022 FR Toulouse – Le Bikini
23.03.2022 EP Barcelona – Raz/ zmatazz 1
24.03.2022 EP Madrid – La Rivera
25.03.2022 PT Lisbon – Sala Tejo 
26.03.2022 SP Bilbao – Santana27
28.03.2022 FR Lyon – Transbordeur
29.03.2022 DE Würzburg – Posthalle
30.03.2022 NL Tilburg – 0 1 3
01.04.2022 DK Copenhagen – Vega
02.04.2022 SE Gothenburg – Trädgårn
03.04.2022 NO Oslo – Rockefeller
04.04.2022 SE Stockholm – Fållan
06.04.2022 FI Tampere – Pakkahuone
08.04.2022  FI Helsinki – House Of Couture
09.04.2022 EE Tallinn – Helitehas
10.04.2022 LA Riga – Palladium
12.04.2022 PL Warsaw – Progresja
13.04.2022 CZ Prague – Roum Karlin
14.04.2022 HU /Budapest – Barba Negra
15.04.2022 SK Bratislava – Rafinery Gallery
16.04.2022 AT Vienna – Arena Impericon Festival **
17.04.2022 CH Zürich – X-tra Impericon Festival **
19.04.2022 IT Milan – Alcatraz **
20.04.2022 IT Rome – Orion **
22.04.2022 DE Munich – Zenith Impericon Festival **
23.04.2022 DE Leipzig – Messe Impericon Festival **
24.04.2022 DE Oberhausen – Turbinenhalle Impericon Festival **
** W/ FIT FOR A KING (No DYING FETUS)

Shaped By Fire is available to stream and download here. The album’s track listing is noted below. It produced the singles, ‘Shaped By Fire,’ ‘Blinded,’ Redefined‘ and ‘My Own Grave.’ Most recently, the band released the non-album track, ‘Destruction or Strength.’ That song will feature in the forthcoming re-issue of Shaped By Fire.

Shaped By Fire Track Listing:

  1. Burn To Emerge
  2. Blinded
  3. Shaped By Fire
  4. Undertow
  5. Torn Between
  6. Gatekeeper
  7. The Wreckage
  8. My Own Grave
  9. Take What’s Left
  10. Redefined
  11. Only After We’ve Fallen
  12. The Toll It Takes

More information on As U Lay Dying’s new single, album re-issue, and tour schedule is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Website: https://www.asilaydying.com

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/asilaydyingband

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Nonpoint Debuts Cover Of Prince’s ‘When Doves Cry’

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Nonpoint is bringing renewed attention to a classic song from the late great singer-songwriter Prince.

The band premiered its cover of Prince’s classic song, ‘When Doves Cry‘ Friday. The band’s brings new life and identity to the song. Where Prince’s original is a full-on 80s-influenced song in its arrangement, Nonpoint’s rendition takes the song’s lyrics (which seem to present a subject who is talking to another about their broken relationship) into full account with the mood and energy that it establishes.

The brooding approach to the verses do well to help translate the pain and frustration felt by the song’s subject while the choruses bring that frustration and pain to a peak each time. That emotion is heightened through the song’s overall instrumentation, enhancing the song’s presentation even more.

Front man Elias Soriano talked about the band’s take on the song in a prepared statement.

“Our fans throughout the years have always had a quiet romance with the songs we like to cover,” the statement reads. “Seeing that our biggest showing in that category, our cover of Phil Collins ‘In The Air Tonight,’ was a suggestion from a friend and fan of the band, we thought it only fitting we let all our fans have a chance to throw their hats in the ring this time. So in the middle of a global pandemic, we threw up a bracket style voting tournament with a list of contenders from Metallica to DMX. As fans voted over a few weeks, it was exciting to watch it go from 16 songs to the final two, Metallica’s – Nothing Else Matters vs Prince’s – When Doves Cry. When they chose Prince, the real work began. We went through version after version. We knew we had to do it justice in the biggest way we could as tribute to Prince and still make it Nonpoint. I’m happy to report from initial response among the few who have heard it is exciting and we look forward to our fans singing it for years to come.”

In other news, the band is continuing its current tour, which was recently slowed by a pair of COVID-19 diagnoses and a traffic incident that saw the band lose a trailer holding its gear. The band posted a video this week, showing everything that it has gone through recently.

While the band has suffered some setbacks, it has not allowed these recent issues to halt its tour. The band has issued a statement on its recent bad luck streak and assured audiences that its tour will continue. The band’s statement is noted below.

“If someone hadn’t been filming when it all happened, people probably wouldn’t believe it,” singer Elias Soriano says about the band’s most taxing and obstacle-filled week in years. You thought it couldn’t get worse than 2020 and dealing with COVID? How about watching your trailer full of gear roll off into a Tennessee forest at 75 mph? Watch the video update to see the full story, then visit http://www.nonpoint.com for the chance to purchase an exclusive design to help with offsetting shortfalls and damage from the band’s brush with COVID as well as the accident with their trailer.”

In related news, one member of the band’s 361 Degrees fan base has launched a GoFundMe page to help the band cover the costs of replacing its damaged equipment and other costs. The page had raised more than $6,200 as of Friday. Donations can be made through the page here.

In more related news, the band is — as noted — continuing its tour. That is because as Soriano reveals in the video, most of the band’s gear survived the incident. The band’s upcoming dates, including re-scheduled dates, are noted below.

Nonpoint Tour Dates:

9/28/2021 Johnson City, TN Capones
9/29/2021 Jacksonville, NC Hooligans
9/30/2021 Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues w/ Seether
10/1/2021 Atlanta, GA Tabernacle w/ Seether
10/2/2021 Destin, FL Club LA
10/3/2021 New Orleans, LA Southport Hall
10/5/2021 Tulsa, OK Vanguard
10/6/2021 Lubbock, TX Jakes
10/7/2021 El Paso, TX The Rock House
10/8/2021 Tucson, AZ Encore
10/10/2021 Phoenix, AZ Marquee w/ Seether
10/12/2021 Colorado Springs, CO Sunshine Studios
10/13/2021 Omaha, NE Waiting Room
10/14/2021 Iowa City, IA Wildwood

The following shows have been rescheduled to the following dates in 2022:
1/7/2022 Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theater
1/8/2022 Battle Creek, MI @ The Music Factory
1/9/2022 Ft. Wayne, IN @ Piere’s
1/11/2022 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
1/12/2022 Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon
1/14/2022 Hampton Beach, NH @ Wallys
1/15/2022 Easton, PA @ One Centre Square
1/16/2022 Asbury Park, NJ @ House of Independents
1/18/2022 Charleston, WV @ Rock City Bake Company
1/19/2022 Charlotte, NC @ Amos
1/20/2022 Huntsville, AL @ Sidetracks Music Hall

Nonpoint will be appearing at ShipRocked January 22-27, 2022

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

Websitehttps://www.nonpoint.com

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/nonpointofficial

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/nonpoint

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Starset Debuts ‘Leaving This World Behind’ Lyric Video

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Starset is giving audiences another preview of its next album.

The band premiered the lyric video for its new single, ‘Leaving This World Behind’ Thursday. The song and video are the second from the band’s forthcoming album, Horizons, which is scheduled for release Oct. 22 through Fearless Records. The band premiered the album’s lead single, ‘The Breach’ and its video early this month.

The musical arrangement featured in ‘Leaving This World Behind’ is different from that of ‘The Breach.’ Where ‘The Breach’ was more of a pure metalcore style song, this song is more emocore in its approach. That is save for the djent breakdown near the song’s end.

No information is provided about the song’s lyrical theme in the press release announcing the lyric video’s premiere. Looking at the lyrics presented on screen, it is inferred that the song is a positive love song. That is especially inferred through the positive vibes in the song’s musical arrangement.

Speaking of the lyric video, it is presented in a unique fashion. Instead of placing the song’s lyrics front and center as so many lyric videos do, this video places the song’s lyrics in the lower right hand corner of the video as the visuals take center stage. The visuals in question immediately conjure thoughts of the special effects used when space traveling vehicles travel at warp speed. Bookending all of that is a young man who is plugged into a monitor, watching the visuals as they play.

In other news, Starset is scheduled to launch a tour in November in support of Horizons. The tour is scheduled to launch Nov.3 in Asheville, NC and to run through Dec. 18 in Cleveland, OH. Stops in cities nationwide, such as Newport, KY; Dallas, TX and Nashville, TN are also featured in the schedule.

The band’s tour schedule is noted below. Tickets and VIP packages are available here along with the band’s current 2022 European tour schedule.

STARSET DEMONSTRATIONS:
11/3 — Asheville, NC — The Orange Peel
11/4 — Knoxville, TN — The Mill & Mine
11/5 — Atlanta, GA — Buckhead Theatre
11/7 — Ft. Smith, AR — Temple Live
11/8 — Dallas, TX — House of Blues
11/9 — Houston, TX — House of Blues
11/10 — San Antonio, TX — House of Blues
11/13 — Daytona, FL — Welcome to Rockville*
11/14 — N. Myrtle Beach, SC — House of Blues
11/15 — Harrisburg, PA — HMAC
11/17 — Philadelphia, PA — Theatre of Living Arts
11/19 — Stroudsburg, PA — Sherman Theater
11/20 — Horseheads, NY — The L
11/21 — Portland, ME — Aura
11/23 — Worcester, MA — The Palladium
11/24 — New Haven, CT — Toad’s Place
11/26 — Columbus, OH — Express Live 
11/27 — Newport, KY — Ovation
11/28 — Grand Rapids, MI — Intersection
11/30 — Bloomington, IL — The Castle Theater
12/1 — McKees Rock, PA — Roxian
12/3 — Buffalo, NY — Rapids Theater
12/4 — New York, NY — Irving Plaza
12/5 — Silver Spring, MD — The Fillmore Silver Spring
12/7 — Charlotte, NC — The Fillmore Charlotte
12/8 — Nashville, TN — Brooklyn Bowl
12/10 — St Louis, MO — Delmar Hall
12/11 — Madison, WI — The Sylvee
12/12 — Minneapolis, MN — The Fillmore Minneapolis
12/14 — Des Moines, IA — Wooly’s
12/15 — Chicago, IL — House of Blues
12/17 — Detroit, MI — Majestic Theatre
12/18 — Cleveland, OH — House of Blues
*Festival Date

Horizons‘ track listing is noted below.

HORIZONS TRACK LISTING:
“UNVEILING THE ARCHITECTURE”
“THE BREACH”
“OTHERWORLDLY”
“ICARUS”
“EARTHRISE”
“LEAVING THIS WORLD BEHIND”
“DEVOLUTION”
“ANNIHILATED LOVE”
“ALCHEMY”
“DISAPPEAR”
“ENDLESS ENDEAVOR”
“SYMBIOTIC”
“DREAMCATCHER”
“TUNNELVISION”
“INFECTED”
“SOMETHING WICKED”

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

Websitehttps://starsetonline.com

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/starsetonline

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/starsetonline

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Gemini Syndrome Announces New Live Dates

Courtesy: Century Media Records

Gemini Syndrome is scheduled to head back out on the road next month in support of its new album.

The band is scheduled to launch its new headlining tour in support of 3rd DegreeThe Raising, Oct. 28. The album is scheduled for release Oct. 15 through Century Media Records. Ovtlier, Oh! The Horror, Pushing Veronica, and Them Damn Kings are scheduled to serve as support throughout the nearly month-long run.

Front man Aaron Nordstrom spoke about the upcoming tour in a prepared statement.

“We’re very excited to be back out in the road again this fall,” said Nordstrom. “It’s a time of transformation on our planet and our lives in preparation for the rebirth of the approaching solstice. We’re grateful to share this INITIATION with all you Spiritual Soldiers on the frontline helping to bring music back to this f***** up world.”

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.

“We love nothing more than performing and creating a sacred space for transmutation with our brothers and sisters,” he said. “Now more than ever, it feels like everything is trying to pull us apart and perpetuate the illusion that we are separate. That we are not ONE. It’s all b*******. Give us your pandemics, your Pentagon UFO videos, and your barriers… It’s all f****** noise, but we’re louder and we will rise above it all.”

3rd Degree The Raising has produced five singles to date:  ‘Broken Reflection,‘ ‘Abandoned,‘ ‘Die With Me,’ ‘IDK‘ and ‘Reintegration.‘

The schedule for Gemini Syndrome’s upcoming live run is noted below. The tour comes on the heels of another tour that the band recently ran, and most recently, a performance at the Blue Ridge Rock Festival on Sept. 10. Tickets and VIP packages for the band’s upcoming tour are available here.

GEMINI SYNDROME ‘Initiation’ USA Fall 2021 tour dates:

10/28 – Chippewa Falls, WI – Joel’s 4Corners *

10/29 – Green Bay, WI – EPIC Event Center *

10/30 – Racine, WI – Rt 20 (WIIL Rock Halloween Bash) *

10/31 – Battle Creek, MI – The Music Factory *

11/02 – Lakewood, OH – The Winchester Music Tavern *

11/04 – Flint, MI – The Machine Shop *

11/05 – Buffalo, NY – Buffalo Iron Works *

11/06 – Liverpool, NY – Sharkey’s *

11/07 – Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance *

11/08 – New York City, NY – Mercury Lounge ****

11/09 – Albany, NY – Empire Underground *

11/10 – Reading, PA – Reverb *

11/12 – Johnson City, TN – Capones *

11/13 – Greensboro, NC – The Blind Tiger *

11/14 – Huntsville, AL – Sidetracks ***

11/16 – San Antonio, TX – The Rock Box **

11/17 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey **

11/20 – Houston, TX – Scout Bar

11/22 – El Paso, TX – Rockhouse **

11/23 – Scottsdale, AZ – Pub Rock **

11/24 – West Hollywood, CA – Whiskey a Go Go **

11/26 – Las Vegas, NV – Backstage Bar **

11/27 – Reno, NV – Reno Brewhouse ** 

* Direct support is Ovtlier

** Direct support is Oh! The Horror

*** Show with Smile Empty Soul, Ovtlier, Sunflower Dead, Pushing V, Tommy Gibbons

**** GEMINI SYNDROME and Ovtlier only

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

Websitehttps://geminisyndrome.com

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/GeminiSyndrome

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/GeminiSyndrome

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Nick Perri Announces New Solo Hometown Show

Courtesy: Nick Perri

Nick Perri will go solo for one special performance in December.

Perri made the announcement in a press release distributed Wednesday. The document announced Perri will hold what he has called a “solo electric” show Dec. 18 at the brand new Philadelphia Brooklyn Bowl in Philadelphia, PA.

Perri was upbeat as he talked about the new concert.

“This show is the first I’m announcing in ‘Solo ELECTRIC’ format this winter, with more on the way,” he said. “I’m building a new rig for these shows and I’m excited about the vibe. The set will be a mix of Sun Via and forthcoming album 2 material. Walt Lafty will open the show. It will be an event. Join us.”

Tickets for Perri’s upcoming solo hometown show are scheduled to go on sale at noon ET Friday.

The announcement of Perri’s forthcoming solo concert comes on the heels of an announcement last week that he and his band mates, The Underground Thieves, will serve as support for Blackberry Smoke on a handful of upcoming dates, beginning Sept. 26.

Tickets for those shows are available here. The new dates are noted below.

Sept 26th – Saranac Brewery – Utica NY
Sept 28th – Paramount Theatre – Rutland, VT
Oct 3rd – Palace Theatre – Greensburg, PA
Nov 20th – Bourbon Theatre (Showboat) – Atlantic City, NJ

Nick Perri & The Underground Thieves’ ongoing tour is in support of its album, Sun Via. 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:

Websitehttps://nickperrimusic.com

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/nickperrimusic

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/nickperri

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Armored Saint Debuts Live ‘The Truth Always Hurts’ Clip

Courtesy: Metal Blade Records

With the release of its new live recording, Symbol of Salvation Live one month away, Armored Saint debuted another clip from the recording this week.

The band premiered a live clip of its performance of ‘The Truth Always Hurts‘ Wednesday. The video is the second from the recording, following last month’s premiere of the live clip of ‘Symbol of Salvation.’

According to information provided about the recording, the concert featured in the recording was capture at a 2018 performance at New York City’s famed Gramercy Theater. The concert celebrated the 30th anniversary of the release of the band’s 1991 album by the same name. This even though the album was released in 1991.

Bassist Joey Vera offered the following comment about the concert.

“I felt like showing Symbol in another light was a great homage to the record itself.  Also, having all the fans be there and part of that event is a way for us to say ‘Thank you!’ For, without them, we can’t do any of this in the first place.”

Added Vera about the concert, which was capture by a six-camera crew, “The vibe in the room was so great.  The fans made us feel so welcome, like we had come home for a celebration of sorts, and we all celebrated Symbol of Salvation. It gave me chills hearing people sing along to songs like ‘Burning Question’, a song we never had played live before.”

The recording, which will come ahead of the band’s upcoming dates with Black Label Society and Prong, will release on a variety of platforms, all of which are noted below. The band’s noted run with BLS and Prong is scheduled to run from Dec. 27-31 along cities along the West Coast region.

– digipak-CD/DVD
– 180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
– silver vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 500 copies)
– dusty rose pink marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
– silver / white corona vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
– crystal clear vinyl (US exclusive)
– red / black splatter vinyl (US exclusive)

The vinyl and digital release of Symbol of Salvation Live will feature an extra bonus. That bonus comes in the form of five previously unreleased demo tracks recorded during the sessions for Symbol of Salvation. Dave Prichard was part of those sessions.

The track listing for Symbol of Salvation Live is noted below.

Symbol of Salvation Live CD/DVD track-listing
1. Reign of Fire (Live)
2. Dropping Like Flies (Live)
3. Last Train Home (Live)
4. Tribal Dance (Live)
5. The Truth Always Hurts (Live)
6. Half Drawn Bridge (Live)
7. Another Day (Live)
8. Symbol of Salvation (Live)
9. Hanging Judge (Live)
10. Warzone (Live)
11. Burning Question (Live)
12. Tainted Past (Live)
13. Spineless (Live)
*additional bonus tracks on the digital/vinyl versions:
14. Nothing Between the Ears (1989 4-Track Demo)
15. Get Lost (1989 4-Track Demo)
16. Medieval Nightmares (1989 4-Track Demo)
17. People (1989 4-Track Demo)
18. Pirates (1989 4-Track Demo)
19. Symbol of Salvation (Live) [Radio Edit] **available digitally only!

More information on Symbol of Salvation Live is available online along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:

Websitehttps://www.armoredsaint.com

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/thearmoredsaint

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/thearmoredsaint

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Angels & Airwaves Debuts New LP’s Fifth Single; Live TV Appearance, Tour Dates Planned

Photo Credit: Jonathan Weiner

Angels & Airwaves is picking up the push for its new album.

The band unveiled the latest single Wednesday, from its forthcoming album, Lifeforms. The song, ‘Timebomb,’ is the fifth from the album, which is scheduled for release Friday.

The band premiered the video for the album’s fourth single, ‘Spellbound’ early this month. Its release was preceded by the release of the album’s other singles, ‘Losing My Mind,‘ ‘Restless Souls,‘ and ‘Euphoria.‘

Front man Tom DeLonge said in a prepared statement, the song is meant lyrically, to address the feelings of pressure through which everyone goes through.

“‘Timebomb’ is a special song to me because it represents the emotional equivalent of an armed device about to blow, said DeLonge. “I think everyone can relate to the pressure of life bearing down on a young teenage heart.  It’s taken me a long time to present my art in the way I envisioned over a decade ago. Lifeforms is the first part of what I saw could be possible then.”

The musical arrangement that accompanies the song’s accessible lyrical theme is itself accessible. Its full-on electronic sound and stylistic approach is infectious what with its steady beat and harmonies.

In related news, Angels & Airwaves is scheduled to perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live Sept. 28. Additionally, the band is scheduled to launch its tour in support of its new album the very next day in Riverside, CA.

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

Angels & Airwaves 2021/2022 Tour Dates:
 
9/29/21 – Riverside – CA – Riverside Municipal Auditorium  
9/30/21 – San Francisco – CA – Warfield  
10/2/21 – Portland – OR – Edgefield Concerts on the Lawn  
10/3/21 – Seattle – WA – Showbox SODO  
10/5/21 – Salt Lake City – UT – Union  
10/6/21 – Denver – CO – Fillmore  
10/8/21 – Minneapolis – MN – Skyway  
10/10/21 – Detroit – MI – Fillmore  
10/12/21 – Newport – KY – Ovation  
10/13/21 – Nashville – TN – Marathon Music Works  
10/15/21 – Oxon Hill (DC) – MD – MGM National Harbor  
10/16/21 – Columbus – OH – Express Live  
10/17/21 – Sayreville – NJ – Starland Ballroom  
10/19/21 – Phi – PA – Franklin Music Hall  
10/20/21 – Boston – MA – House Of Blues  
10/22/21 – Pittsburgh – PA – Stage AE  
10/23/21 – New York – NY – Hammerstein*  
10/24/21 – Norfolk – VA – NorVA  
10/26/21 – St. Petersburgh – FL – Janus Live  
10/27/21 – Orlando – FL – Hard Rock Live  
10/28/21 – Atlanta – GA – Tabernacle  
10/30/21 – Dallas – TX – South Side  
10/31/21 – Austin – TX – ACL Live  
11/1/21 – Houston – TX – House Of Blues  
11/3/21 – Phoenix – AZ – Van Buren  
11/5/21 – Los Angeles – CA – The Palladium*  
11/7/21 – San Diego – CA – Soma  
3/10/21 – Leeds – UK – 02 Academy  
3/11/22 – Birmingham – UK – 02 Academy  
3/12/22 – Manchester – UK – Academy  
3/13/22 – Glasgow – UK – 02 Academy  
3/15/22 – Nottingham – UK – Rock City  
3/16/22 – Bristol – UK – 02 Academy  
3/17/22 – London – UK – 02 Kentish Town Forum  
3/20/22 – Paris – FR – Le Trianon  
3/22/22 – Munich – GER – Tonhalle  
3/23/22 – Berlin – GER – Huxleys  
3/25/22 – Koln – GER – E Werk  
3/27/22 – Hanover – GER – Capitol

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

Websitehttps://angelsandairwaves.com

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/angelsandairwaves

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/AVABandOfficial

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