Animals As Leaders Announces “Parrhesia Tour” Schedule

Courtesy: Cosa Nostra PR

Animals As Leaders Will Tour in support of its new album this spring.

The band is scheduled to launch its “Parrhesia Tour” March 30 in Denver, CO. The tour, which runs less than a month, is in support of the band’s forthcoming album, Parrhesia, which is scheduled for release March 25 through Sumerian Records. The album has produced the singles, ‘The Problem of Other Minds‘ and ‘Monomyth.’ The album’s track listing is noted below.

1.Conflict Cartography  

2. Monomyth

3. Red Miso

4. Gestaltzerfall

5. Asahi

6.The Problem of Other Minds

7.Thoughts and Prayers

8. Micro-Aggressions

9. Gordian Naught

Animals As Leaders’ upcoming tour is scheduled to run through April 22 in Los Angeles, CA and features scheduled performances in cities, such as Detroit, MI; Cincinnati, OH and Atlanta, GA.

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

ANIMALS AS LEADERS ‘PARRHESIA TOUR’

W/ Special Guests TBA

Mar 30 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall

Apr 1 – Kansas City, MO @ Truman Theater*

Apr 2 – Omaha, NE @philspicks Slowdown*

Apr 3 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater

Apr 4 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues

Apr 5 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts

Apr 6 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall

Apr 8 – Hampton Beach, NH @ Wally’s*

Apr 9 – Lititz, PA @ Mickey’s Black Box*

Apr 10 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza

Apr 11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Brooklyn Bowl

Apr 12 – Boston, MA @ Big Night Live

Apr 13 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage

Apr 15 – Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theatre

Apr 16 – Orlando, FL @ House of Blues

Apr 18 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues

Apr 19 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s

Apr 21 – Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee Theater*

Apr 22 – Los Angeles, CA @ Theater At The Ace Hotel

*Not a Live Nation Date

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

Websitehttps://www.animalsasleaders.org

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/animalsasleaders

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/AnimalsAsLeaders

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Slipknot Announces Knotfest Road Show Schedule

Courtesy: Cosa Nostra PR

Slipknot will take its Knotfest music festival on the road this spring.

The band is scheduled to launch its “Knotfest Roadshow 2022 Tour” March 16. The tour’s first leg is scheduled to run through April 17 and will feature performances from In This Moment and Jinjer. The tour’s second leg is scheduled to launch May 18 and to run through June 18, and will feature performances from Cypress Hill and Ho99o9.

Front man Corey Taylor said the band is looking forward to getting the tour off the ground.

“Even with everything going on in the world right now, we’re still extremely excited to come back out in the states, with 2 different, exciting packages,” he said. “Whether it’s In This Moment and Jinjer, or Cypress and Ho99o9, we pride ourselves in bringing our fans the epicenter of our music and art. Come celebrate with us, and try to stay as safe as we will be.”

Shawn “Clown” Crahan echoed Taylor’s sentiments.

“It feels so good to get back out on the road with our Culture,” said Crahan. “Get ready for a brand new experience. See you soon.”

The schedule for the “Knotfest Roadshow 2022 Tour” is noted below. Tickets re available now.

Knotfest Roadshow 2022

LEG 1

Slipknot w/ In This Moment & Jinjer

Wed Mar 16 Fargo, ND      FARGODOME

Fri Mar 18 Omaha, NE     CHI Health Center

Sat Mar 19 Wichita, KS     INTRUST Bank Arena

Tue Mar 22 Memphis, TN     FedExForum

Wed Mar 23 Tulsa, OK      BOK Center

Fri Mar 25 North Little Rock, AR Simmons Bank Arena

Sat Mar 26 Durant, OK       Choctaw Grand Theater

Tue Mar 29 Birmingham, AL   Legacy Arena at the BJCC

Wed Mar 30 N. Charleston, SC  North Charleston Coliseum

Fri Apr 01  Greensboro, NC   Greensboro Coliseum Complex

Sat Apr 02 Reading, PA      Santander Arena

Mon Apr 04 Cleveland, OH    Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse

Wed Apr 06 Green Bay, WI    Resch Center

Thu Apr 07 Peoria, IL        Peoria Civic Center

Sat Apr 09 Minneapolis, MN  Target Center

Mon Apr 11 Winnipeg, MB    Canada Life Centre

Tue Apr 12 Regina, SK       Brandt Centre

Thu Apr 14 Saskatoon, SK    SaskTel Centre

Fri Apr 15  Edmonton, AB    Rogers Place

Sun Apr 17 Vancouver, BC    Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena

LEG 2

Slipknot w/ Cypress Hill and Ho99o9

Wed May 18   University Park, PA Bryce Jordan Center

Fri May 20 Brooklyn, NY    Barclays Center

Sat May 21 Providence, RI    Dunkin’ Donuts Center

Sun May 22 Manchester, NH   SNHU Arena

Tue May 24 Albany, NY       MVP Arena

Thu May 26 Montreal, QC     Bell Centre

Sat May 28 Québec, QC      Videotron Centre

Sun May 29 Ottawa, ON      Canadian Tire Centre

Mon May 30  Toronto, ON      Budweiser Stage

Wed Jun 01 Cincinnati, OH    Heritage Bank Center

Thu Jun 02 Grand Rapids, MI  Van Andel Arena

Sat Jun 04  East Troy, WI     Alpine Valley Music Theatre

Sun Jun 05 Moline, IL        TaxSlayer Center

Tue Jun 07 Bonner Springs, KS Azura Amphitheater

Thu Jun 09 Colorado Springs, CO The Broadmoor World Arena

Sat Jun 11  Nampa, ID     Ford Idaho Center

Mon Jun 13 Seattle, WA    Climate Pledge Arena

Tue Jun 14 Ridgefield, WA    RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater

Fri Jun 17  Las Vegas, NV     MGM Garden Arena

Sat Jun 18  Chula Vista, CA   North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre

More information on the “Knotfest Roadshow Tour 2022” is available along with all of the tour’s latest news at:

Website: https://knotfest.com

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/knotfest

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The Dollyrots Debuts New Single; Announces New Tour Schedule

Courtesy: Wicked Cool Records

The Dollyrots debuted its latest single this week.

The band premiered its new single, ‘Too Fun For My Health’ Thursday through BrooklynVegan. The song is the latest single from the group’s forthcoming compilation record, Down The Rabbit Hole, which was originally schedule for release Jan. 7 through Wicked Cool Records and is now scheduled for release Jan. 21. The band premiered the record’s lead single, ‘Just Like All The Rest‘ last month.

The musical arrangement featured in ‘Too Fun For My Health’ is a catch, infectious work centered around the pairing of the vocal harmonies and guitars. The solid time keeping and the bass line add just enough accent to the work to make the whole completely engaging and entertaining.

The press release announcing the song’s premiere did not address the song’s lyrical theme. Listening through the song closely, the lyrics that can be deciphered sans lyrics hint at a theme of a person contemplating how he/she has changed along with his/her friends who were one way a long time ago but different as years have gone on. This is just this critic’s own interpretation and should not be taken as the only interpretation.

The track listing for Down the Rabbit Hole is noted below.

Down The Rabbit Hole tracks-

DISC 1

Too Fun for My Health

Cloud Ten

Just Like All the Rest

Vibration

Little Miss Impossible

Get Radical (Dark Version)

Be My Leia (Electric)

Rebel Angel

Super Mega Ultraviolet

Valentine’s Day

Penny (Alt Version)

Nobody Else (Alt Version)

DISC 2

Breed

Stay

Ruby Soho

High School Never Ends

Walking on Sunshine

Da Doo Ron Ron / I Wanna Be Sedated

Punk Rock Girls

American Girl

Earth Angel

Dancing With Myself

Teenage Kicks

Do You Love Me

In other news, The Dollyrots has announced a new tour schedule in support of its new compilation and a new album on which it is working. The tour’s first leg is a North American leg that is scheduled to launch March 10 in Chicago, IL and to run through March 16 in St. Louis, MO. The Von Tramps are scheduled to serve as support for the tour.

The second leg of the tour will take The Dollyrots overseas to Europe and is scheduled to launch April 12 in Blackpool, England. The tour, which will see Bowling For Soup and Lit as support, is scheduled to run through April 23 in London, England.

Additionally, the band is scheduled to take part in the Great Rock n Roll Sea Cruise in Athens Greece from Aug. 18-23 with bands, such as The Dictators, and Buzzcocks. The band’s full tour schedule is noted below.

Upcoming tour dates:

w/ The Von Tramps

Thursday, March 10 Reggie’s Music Joint Chicago, IL

Friday, March 11 Uptown VFW Minneapolis, MN

Saturday, March 12 X-Ray Arcade Cudahy, WI

Sunday, March 13 Beachland Ballroom & Tavern Cleveland, OH

Monday, March 14 Rumba Cafe Columbus, OH

Tuesday, March 15 Melody Inn Indianapolis, IN

Wednesday, March 16 Old Rock House St Louis, MO

w/ Bowling for Soup & Lit

Tuesday, April 12 Empress Ballroom Blackpool, UK

Wednesday, April 13 O2 Academy Glasgow Glasgow, UK

Thursday, April 14 Grimsby Auditorium Grimsby, UK

Friday, April 15 Scarborough Spa Scarborough, UK

Saturday, April 16 O2 Academy Birmingham Birmingham, UK

Sunday, April 17 O2 Academy Bournemouth Bournemouth, UK

Monday, April 18 Riviera International Centre Torquay, UK

Tuesday, April 19 Brangwyn Hall Swansea, UK

Thursday, April 21 De La Warr Pavilion Bexhill On Sea, UK

Friday, April 22 Winter Gardens Margate, UK

Saturday, April 23 O2 Academy Brixton London, UK

w/ Buzzcocks, The Dictators, & more

Thursday, August 18 – August 23 Great Rock n Roll Sea Cruise Athens, Greece

More dates TBA

More information on The Dollyrots’ new compilation record and tour is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Websitehttps://www.thedollyrots.com

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/thedollyrots

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/thedollyrots

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Lydia Can’t Breathe Debuts New Single, Video; Announces New Live Dates

Courtesy: O’Donnell Media Group

Independent hard rock band Lydia Can’t Breathe debuted its latest single and video this week.

The band premiered its new single, ‘Sick Now‘ and its companion video Friday. The single’s arrangement is a heavy, melodic hard rock style composition. The contrast of the heavier verses and the more melodic choruses make for a rich, immersive work.

The song’s lyrical theme tackles the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, said front man Kyle Bolduc.

“I wrote these lyrics while quarantined during the first wave of Covid,” he said. “It’s a true reflection of how I was feeling at the time, and what we were all going through. All I was thinking about was how I wanted to do shows and get back in the studio. We couldn’t even practice together because we were all getting sick and s*** was changing life as we knew it.”

Added Bolduc, “I was actually sick when I wrote the song. That day I decided to smoke a bowl and wrote some lyrics about how we are sick now and the feelings I had about that. Looking back now at that time, I didn’t realize how relevant the song would end up being and the significance of the concept. We ended up liking the idea so much we decided to make it our next single with a music video.”

The video for ‘Sick Now’ features Bolduc playing the contrasting roles of a COVID patient and a politician, showing everything that has gone on throughout the course of the pandemic. Meanwhile, the band is shown performing its new single as the song plays over the overall visualization.

Courtesy: O’Donnell Media Group

In other news, Lydia Can’t Breathe has announced a new tour schedule. The tour is scheduled to launch March 24 in Chesapeake, VA and to run through April 10 in Charleston, WV. It also features performances scheduled in cities, such as Akron, OH; Buffalo, NY and Indianapolis, IN. The tour’s schedule is noted below.

Lydia Can’t Breathe Dates:

Thursday, 3/24 Chesapeake, VA @Riffhouse Pub

Friday, 3/25 Whitehall, PA @Club Carrigans

Saturday, 3/26 Mechanicsburg, PA @JB Lovedrafts

Sunday, 3/27 Berlin, MD w/COTW @Globe Gastro Theatre

Wednesday, 3/30 Buffalo, NY w/COTW @Mohawk Palace

Thursday, 3/31 Akron, OH w/COTW @The Vortex

Friday, 4/1 Portage, IN w/COTW @Decibels at On the Roxx

Saturday, 4/2 DeForest, WI w/COTW @DynaVap

Sunday, 4/3 Sturtevant, WI w/COTW @Route 20

Tuesday, 4/5 Devenport, IA @Village Theatre

Wednesday, 4/6 Lombard, IL w/COTW @Brauer House

Thursday, 4/7 Indianapolis, IN w/COTW @Black Circle

Friday, 4/8 Parkersburg, WV w/COTW @The Dils Center

Saturday, 4/9 Martinsburg, WV w/COTW @Bad Habits Bar & Grill

Sunday, 4/10 Charleston, WV w/COTW @Rock City Cake Company

Lydia Can’t Breathe most recently toured alongside Sevendust and Tremonti in September. That band had a handful of solo shows along the way

More information on Lydia Can’t Breathe’s new single, video, and upcoming live dates is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Websitehttps://lydiacantbreathe.com

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/lydiacantbreathe

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/lcbmusic

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Bloodywood Premieres ‘Aaj’ Video

Courtesy: C Squared PR

Bloodywood premiered the video for its latest single this week.

The band debuted the video for its new single, ‘Aaj’ Friday through The Pit. The song and video are the sixth from the band’s forthcoming album, Rakshak, which is scheduled for release Feb. 18. The album has also produced the singles, ‘Endurant,’ ‘Gaddaar,’ ‘Machi Bhasad,’ ‘Yaad,’ and ‘Jee Verey.’

The musical arrangement featured in ‘Aaj’ is similar to those of the album’s other singles what with its mix of Indian influences and nu-metal alongside. The incorporation of the whistle and by now familiar blend of clean vocals and screams and the rich, heavy drums, guitar and bass makes that evident.

At the same time, there is a subtle difference in the arrangement’s overall sound and approach from the album’s other singles that still sets it apart. Case in point, some of the screams lean in the direction of a death metal sound, which is rare for the band in its new album. The whistle is kept to a minimum while the clean vocals (rapping) has its own unique flow, too.

The lyrical theme featured in ‘Aaj’ presents another positive message of perseverance, much as with the album’s other singles. It encourages listeners to put their past behind them and keep moving forward through life’s difficulties.

In related news, Bloodywood has announced an extensive European tour for spring/summer of 2022 in support of Rakshak. The tour’s schedule is noted below complete with links for tickets.

  • Sat Mar 05 2022 – Im Wizemann Stuttgart, Germany Tickets
  • Sun Mar 06 2022 – Zoom Frankfurt am Main, Germany Tickets
  • Mon Mar 07 2022 –  Die Kantine Cologne, Germany Tickets
  • Tue Mar 08 2022 –  La Madeleine Brussels, Belgium Tickets
  • Wed Mar 09 2022 –  Melkweg Amsterdam, Netherlands Tickets
  • Fri Mar 11 2022 – Gruenspan Hamburg, Germany Tickets
  • Sat Mar 12 2022 – Pumpehuset Copenhagen, Denmark Tickets
  • Sun Mar 13 2022 – BI NUU Berlin, Germany Tickets
  • Tue Mar 15 2022 – Freiheitshalle München, Germany Tickets
  • Fri Mar 18 2022 – The Factory San Martino Buon Albergo, Italy Tickets
  • Sat Mar 19 2022 – Slaughter Club Paderno Dugnano, Italy Tickets
  • Sun Mar 20 2022 – Z7 Konzertfabrik Pratteln, Switzerland Tickets
  • Tue Mar 22 2022 – LE TRABENDO (Parc de la Villette) Paris, France Tickets
  • Thu Mar 24 2022 – Prince Albert Brighton, United Kingdom Tickets
  • Sat Mar 26 2022 – Cathouse Glasgow, United Kingdom Tickets
  • Wed Mar 30 2022 – O2 Institute 2 Birmingham Birmingham, United Kingdom Tickets
  • Thu Mar 31 2022 – O2 Academy Islington North London, United Kingdom Tickets
  • Thu Aug 11 2022 – Bloodstock Open Air 2022 Walton on Trent, United Kingdom Tickets

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

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Twitterhttp://twitter.com/Bloodywood2

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Ignescent Debuts New Single, ‘Remnant,’ Video

Courtesy: O’Donnell Media Group

Independent hard rock band Ignescent is taking audiences back to the 90s with its new single and video.

The band premiered its new single, ‘Remnant‘ and its companion video Friday. The single is featured in the band’s forthcoming EP, Ascension, which is scheduled for release March 4. The song immediately takes audiences back to the late 90s and lends itself to comparison to works from Korn in its verses. The more melodic choruses meanwhile lend themselves to comparison to works from the likes of Evanescence. The duality of the whole makes for an interesting contrast that will engage and entertain audience.

The band said in a prepared statement, that despite the song’s heavy musical arrangement, its lyrical theme delivers a positive message.

“‘Remnant’ is about us being blessed beyond measure despite our failures and weaknesses and despite going through tragedy and hardships,” the statement reads. “It’s about perseverance and saying to the world even when we are brokenhearted and suffering we won’t give up and we will keep going,” vocalist Jennifer Benson says. “We will come up stronger despite adversity. It’s an encouragement to others to do the same and to not lose hope and to not give in to fear. I hope this song makes people feel inspired and to rock out!”

In other news, Ignescent has a brief series of live dates planned for this spring in support of its new album. The band’s upcoming live dates are noted below.

March 5 – Ignescent at Route 20 in Sturtevant, WI featuring Sameer Bhattacharya of Flyleaf on guitar
March 11 – Ignescent at The Back Bar with Trapt in Janesville, WI
May 7 – Ignescent at Suicide Awareness Show in Chicago – place tbd
May 13 – Ignescent at WC Social Club with Disciple in West Chicago, IL
July 15 – Ignescent at Rock Fest in Cadott, WI featuring Sameer Bhattacharya of Flyleaf on guitar

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

Website: https://ignescentmusic.com

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

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Testament Comments On Split With Drummer Gene Hoglan; Tour Still Planned

Testament has parted ways with drummer Gene Hoglan.

The band released a statement on the lineup change in a prepared statement released Friday. The comment is noted below.

To all our Testament fans around the world,   First off, we are beyond grateful to have had Gene Hoglan behind our drum throne for ten years, several albums and countless tour dates. Unfortunately, our brother Gene’s additional tours and solo endeavors in 2022 conflict insurmountably with Testament’s rescheduled dates after two years of lost time due to the pandemic. Rather than Testament having to reschedule upcoming dates (yet again) or Gene having to cancel his own plans, we have decided to amicably part ways. We understand that this announcement will cause some disappointment but rest assured: There is no drama, only the best of vibes between us. As Gene embarks upon a new chapter, we thank him from the bottom of our hearts for bringing the most powerful drum beats to Testament and heavy metal. We have no doubt he will continue to bring it as only he can. Gene will always be family and we ask all of you to join us in wishing him only the best of luck going forward! 

Also rest assure that we will continue to deliver yet another top notch addition to Testament and will reveal soon! We will see you all on tour very soon! – Testament 

Courtesy: Adrenaline PR

As Testament works to find a replacement for Hoglan, the band is preparing for its re-scheduled “The Bay Strikes Back Tour.” The tour, originally scheduled to take place last year, was postponed due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is now scheduled to launch April 9 in San Luis Obispo, CA and to run through May 20 in Salt Lake City, UT.

The tour, which will also feature performances from Exodus and Death Angel, has its schedule noted below.

Bay Strikes Back 2022 dates:  
4/9/2022 – San Luis Obispo, CA – Fremont Theater  
4/10/2022 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues  
4/12/2022 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues  
4/13/2022 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues  
4/15/2022 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre  
4/16/2022 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater  
4/19/2022 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom  
4/20/2022 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall  
4/21/2022 – Austin, TX – Emo’s  
4/22/2022 – Dallas, TX -Amplified Live  
4/23/2022 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues  
4/26/2022 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade  
4/27/2022 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz  
4/30/2022 – Sayreville, NJ -Starland Ballroom  
5/1/2022 – Baltimore, MD – Soundstage  
5/2/2022 – Boston, MA – House of Blues  
5/3/2022 – Philadelphia, PA – Theater of Living Arts  
5/5/2022 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount  
5/6/2022 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom  
5/7/2022 – Cincinnati, OH – Madison Theater  
5/9/2022 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE  
5/10/2022 – Cleveland, OH – The Agora  
5/11/2022 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall  
5/12/2022 – Detroit, MI – The Majestic Theatre  
5/14/2022 – Joliet, IL – The Forge  
5/15/2022 – Joliet, IL – The Forge  
5/17/2022 – Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre  
5/19/2022 – Denver, CO – Summit  
5/20/2022 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot  
*More dates to be added  

More information on Testament’s lineup change and tour is available online along with all of Testament’s latest news and more at:

Websitehttp://www.testamentlegions.com

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/testamentlegions

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/testament

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Rotten Mind Debuts New Album’s Latest Single; Spring Tour Planned

Courtesy: Lovely Records

Independent punk rock band Rotten Mind debuted the latest single from its new album this week.

The band premiered its new single, ‘Drifter‘ Friday. The song is the fifth single from the band’s forthcoming album, Unflavored, which is expected for release in March through Lovely Records. An exact release date is under consideration.

The band talked about the song’s musical arrangement and its lyrical theme in a prepared statement.

“Drifter is a song about being on the run, but it was also written with a nostalgic and melancholic feeling,” the statement reads. “It brings more of an up-tempo punk beat compared to our previous single Serpent Eyes, while not neglecting the feeling of 80s new wave. The single captures the grand sound of Turbinen studio, where it was recorded by Kristofer Jönson.”

In other news, the band has announced a new tour in support of its new album. The tour is scheduled to launch Feb. 25 in Kiel, Germany and to run through April 9 in Berlin, Germany. The tour also features scheduled performances in cities, such as Amsterdam, Netherlands; Prague, Czechoslovakia and Parma, Italy.

The tour’s schedule is noted below.

Rotten Mind 2022 European tour dates:

25.03.2022 – DE – Kiel

26.03.2022 – DE – Hamburg

27.03.2022 – NL – Amsterdam

28.03.2022 – DE – Münster

29.03.2022 – FR – TBA

30.04.2022 – FR – TBA

31.04.2022 – FR – TBA

01.04.2022 – FR – Lyon

02.04.2022 – IT – Parma

05.04.2022 – DE – Regensburg

06.04.2022 – DE – Dresden

07.04.2022 – CZ – Prague

08.04.2022 – DE – Leipzig

09.04.2022 – DE – Berlin

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

Websitehttps://rottenmind-official.bandcamp.com

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/rottenmindua

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Clutch Announces New Live Dates

Courtesy: Cosa Nostra PR

Clutch announced a new, extensive tour schedule Friday.

The 38-date spring tour is scheduled to launch March, 16 in Birmingham, AL and to run through May 21 in Myrtle Beach, SC. The first leg of the tour, which runs through April 10 in Joliet, IL, will see EyeHateGod and Tiger Cub as support. The second leg, which starts April 27 in Burlington, VT, will see The Sword and Nate Bergman take on support roles.

Drummer JP Gastor said the band is ready to hit the road again.

“We’re looking forward to hitting the road and playing for you this spring!,” he said. “We’re bringing some great bands with us too so come out early and Rock and Roll with us. See ya out there!”

The tour’s schedule is noted below.

Mar 16 – Apr 10: Clutch / EyeHateGod / TigerCub

Mar 16 – Birmingham, AL – Iron City

Mar 18 – New Orleans, LA – Fillmore

Mar 19 – Tyler, TX – Country River Club

Mar 20 – San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theatre

Mar 22 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre

Mar 24 – Santa Ana, CA – Observatory

Mar 25 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl

Mar 26 – Reno, NV – Virginia Street Brewhouse

Mar 28 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom

Mar 29 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre

Mar 31 – Edmonton, AB – Midway

Apr 1 – Calgary, AB – The Palace Theatre

Apr 2 – Missoula, MT – Wilma Theatre

Apr 3 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory

Apr 5 – Billings, MT – Pub Station

Apr 7 – Minneapolis, MN – First Ave.

Apr 8 – Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre

Apr 9 – Green Bay, WI – Epic Events Center

Apr 10 – Joliet, IL – The Forge

Apr 27 – May 22: Clutch / The Sword / Nate Bergman

Apr 27 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground

Apr 29 – Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino

Apr 30 – Providence, RI – The Strand

May 1 – Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theatre

May 3 – Rochester, NY – Anthology

May 4 – London, ON – Music Hall

May 6 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room

May 7 – Grand Rapids, MI – GLC Live at 20 Monore

May 8 – Columbus, OH – KEMBA Live!

May 10 – Moline, IL – The Rust Belt

May 12 – Tulsa, OK – Cains Ballroom

May 13 – Wichita, KS – The Cotillion

May 14 – Sauget, IL – POP’s

May 15 – Little Rock, AR – The Hall

May 17 – Knoxville, TN – Mill & Mine

May 18 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore

May 19 – Daytona Beach, FL – Welcome to Rockville

May 21 – Myrtle Beach, SC – Bike Week

Clutch’s most recent live performance was a brief live run with Stoner and Native Howl Dec. 27-31. Prior to the run, the band held its fourth “Live From The Doom Saloon” live stream event Nov. 26. Clutch held its first “Live From The Doom Saloon” livestream last May. The second event took place last August and the third in December.

More information on Clutch’s upcoming livestream concert and live dates is available online along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:

Websitehttps://www.pro-rock.com

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/clutchband

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/clutchofficial

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The Rumjacks Debuts New Single, Video; Announces New Live Dates

Courtesy: Earshot Media

The Rumjacks unveiled the latest single from its new record to kick off the weekend, along with the song’s companion video.

The band debuted its new single, ‘Bounding Main‘ and its companion video Friday. The song and its video are the third from the band’s forthcoming EP, Brass For Gold, which is scheduled for release Feb. 11. The band debuted the record’s then latest single, ‘Bloodsoaked in Chorus‘ and its video last month. The group premiered the EP’s lead single, ‘One For The Road‘ Oct. 29.

The musical arrangement featured in ‘Bounding Main’ immediately lends itself to comparison to the works of the band’s fellow Celtic punk rock band, Dropkick Murphys. That is evidenced through the vocals, the use of the banjo and mandolin and even accordion.

No information was provided about the song’s lyrical theme in the press release announcing the debut of the new single and video. The lyrics provided with the video hint at a theme of a couple at a breaking point, literally and figuratively. That is evidenced as the lyrics make note of a woman saying she will not wait for a man “to find what you need.” The later mention of the woman telling the man, “Don’t let the rain fall ’till you’ve got a roof over your head”/She let the strains pull free” further hints at that theme.

If in fact the song’s lyrical theme does focus on the all too familiar topic, then the song’s video makes for an interesting pairing. That is because the video features the band performing its new single aboard a boat and pairs that with vintage footage of people (possibly immigrants) on boats, making their own voyages.

Courtesy: Earshot Media

In other news, The Rumjacks have announced a new live run. The tour is scheduled, which will follow the band’s run with Dropkick Murphys, is scheduled to launch May 1 in Brooklyn, NY and to run through May 28 in Greeley, CO. The tour also features performances in cities, such as Columbus, OH; Pittsburgh, PA and Tulsa, OK. The tour’s schedule is noted below.

New Dates (* with Flatfoot 56)

May 1 Brooklyn, NY @ The Brooklyn

May 2 Teaneck, NJ @ Debonair Music Hall

May 3 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie

May 5 Harrisburg, PA @ Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center

May 6 Morgantown, WV @ 123 Pleasant Street

May 7 Pittsburgh, PA @ Hard Rock Cafe

May 8 Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s (Moonrunner Festival)

May 10 Lexington, KY @ The Burl

May 11 Indianapolis, IN @ HI-FI

May 15 Newport, KY @ Southgate House

May 17 Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme *

May 18 Columbus, OH @ Rumba Cafe *

May 19 Milwaukee, WI @ Shanks Hall *

May 20 St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club *

May 21 Lincoln, NE @ 1867 Bar

May 23 Tulsa, OK @ The Whittier

May 24 Wichita, KS @ Barleycorns *

May 26 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre *

May 27 Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theatre *

May 28 Greeley, CO @ Moxi Theatre *

Courtesy: Born & Bred Records/Ashton/Magnuson Media/Earshot Media

The Rumjacks’ tour with Dropkick Murphys is in support of DKM. The tour’s schedule is noted below.

Dropkick Murphys

St. Patrick’s Day Tour 2022

With Special Guests The Bombpops & The Rumjacks

Feb. 21 – Reading, Pa. @ Santander Arena

Feb. 22 – Rochester, N.Y. @ Main Street Armory

Feb. 24 – Cleveland, Ohio @ TempleLive Cleveland

Feb. 25 – Detroit, Mich. @ The Fillmore

Feb. 26 – Chicago, Ill. @ Radius

Feb. 27 – Madison, Wis. @ The Sylvee

March 1 – Austin, Texas @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater

March 2 – Houston, Texas @ Bayou Music Center (On sale TBD)

March 3 – New Orleans, La. @ Civic Theatre

March 4 – Chattanooga, Tenn. @ The Signal

March 6 – Lake Buena Vista, Fla. @ House of Blues

March 7 – St. Petersburg, Fla. @ Jannus Live

March 8 – Fort Lauderdale, Fla. @ Revolution

March 10 – Asheville, N.C. @ The Orange Peel

March 11 – Wilmington, N.C. @ Greenfield Lake Amphitheater

March 12 – Washington, D.C. @ Shamrockfest at RFK Festival Grounds

March 14 – Albany, N.Y. @ Albany Capitol Center

March 15 – Portland, Maine @ State Theatre

March 17 – Boston, Mass. @ House Of Blues

March 18 – Boston, Mass. @ House Of Blues

March 19 – Boston, Mass. @ House Of Blues

March 20 – Boston, MA @ Roadrunner

* The Bombpops on all shows except March 12 and 20.

* The Rumjacks on all shows except March 12.

* Jim Lindberg and The Rumjacks open March 20.

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

Websitehttps://therumjacks.com

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/TheRumjacks

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/Rumjacks

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