Reign Of Z Debuts ‘Reflections’ Video

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Alt-rock metal band Reign of Z debuted the video for its latest single this week.

The band debuted the video for its single ‘Reflections’ on Tuesday via PureGrainAudio.com and YouTube.  The single is taken from the band’s debut EP Mirrors and Memoirs.  The record, produced by Steve Sopchak (Ice Nine Kills), is scheduled for April 19.

Vocalist Zosia West talked about the EP in a recent interview.

“This is the most exposed songwriting I’ve written up to this point,” West said.  “Each song was written at different ages in my life and reformatted for listeners.  Experiences from 8, 16, 24 and present.”

West added, “Our experiences have allowed us to create a world where we find solace and comfort, and allows us to be who we are and whoever listens and follows.”

The video for the new song presents vocalist Zosia West being restrained on a table by her band mates — Steven Lords (guitar), Zach Cunningham (guitar) and Stephen Berg (bass) — as she struggles to be released.  Meanwhile, her band mates work to hold her back so that an unidentified fluid can be pumped into her.  That footage is crossed with footage of the band performing its new single against a darkly lit backdrop.

Musically, the song’s arrangement lends itself to thoughts of Halestorm, Amy Lee and even Otep to a slightly lesser degree.  Lyrically, the song comes across as a commentary about an emotional battle that West at one time fought with herself.

‘Reflections’ can be purchased now via Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon.

Reign of Z is scheduled to perform live Apr. 27 in Millvale, PA in support of Mirrors and Memoirs.  More information on the show is available along with information on the band’s new video, EP and more at:

 

Website: http://www.reignofz.com

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

 

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Like A Storm Debuts ‘Complicated (Stitches & Scars)’ Video

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

The band debuted the video for its song ‘Complicated (Stitches & Scars)‘ on Friday.  The video presents the band performing its new single in a sound stage setting, and crosses that footage with shots of masked, leather-clad contortionists performing a routine along to the music.

The video was captured by Ron Thunderwood and edited by Sam Shapiro.  The song is taken from Like A Storm’s 2018 self-produced album Catacombs.  The song is available online now via Spotify, iTunes and Apple Music.

The video for ‘Complicated (Stitches & Scars)’ follows the debut of the band’s video for Catacombs‘ lead single ‘Pure Evil,’ which debuted in November.

Like A Storm is currently touring in support of Catacombs.  The band’s current tour schedule is noted below.

Sirius XM Octane Headline Dates:
February 2 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
February 4 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
February 8 – Philadelphia, PA – The Foundry
February 9 – Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery
February 10 – Asbury Park, NJ – Wonder Bar
February 12 – New York, NY – The Gramercy Theatre
February 15 – Pittsburgh, PA – Smiling Moose
February 16 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
February 17 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
February 18 – Detroit, MI – The Shelter
February 20 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Stache
February 21 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
February 22 – St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam Bar & Hall

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

 

Website: http://likeastorm.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/likeastorm

 

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Authority Zero Debuts ‘Ah Hell’ Video; Announces New Live Dates

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Punk rock band Authority Zero debuted the video for its latest single this week.

The veteran Mesa, AZ-based band debuted the video for its new single ‘Ah Hell‘ on Wednesday. The video combines footage of the band performing its new single in a sound stage setting with shots of a female lead dealing with what appears to be some emotional stress, working her way through her situation through the use of art.

Front man Jason Devore explained the song’s concept in a recent interview, saying it is meant to encourage people to stand up for themselves.

“‘Ah Hell’ is a ‘well, why the f*** not’ in life scenario,” Devore said.  “Idealistically, it stems from when I was a kid.  A lot of the older teenagers and younger kids that looked up to them would all go and ride BMX in a small town I lived in.  The area we went to had a giant dirt bowl, killer terrain and one big wicked kicker (jump) at the bottom.  One day, the teens pressured this little kid by bullying him into flying down the hill to make the jump and fit in.  End result, the kid did a double back flip unintentionally and ended up landing on his face, shattering all his teeth and bone structure.  All that said, the idea the final result is to stand up for yourself, don’t give in to pressure or bullies, take chances, but also take things at your own pace and do what you feel is right for you.”

‘Ah Hell’ is taken from Authority  Zero’s latest full-length studio recording persona non grata, which was released Nov. 22 via Concrete Jungle.  the album is streaming now via Spotify and Apple Music.

It can be purchased on vinyl now here.

Authority Zero is currently scheduled to perform live this spring in Europe, with two confirmed dates in the UK and one in France.  The band’s schedule is noted below.

Upcoming shows:

APR 14 New Cross Inn- London, England, United Kingdom

APR 16 The Salty Dog- Northwich, England, United Kingdom

APR 24 Gibus Live- Paris, Ile-de-France, France (w/ Good Riddance x A Vulture Wake)

More information on Authority Zero’s new single, album and more is available online now at:

 

Website: http://www.authorityzero.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/Authority_Zero

 

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Yo-Yo Ma Debuts New Video

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Famed cellist Yo-Yo Ma premiered a new video this week.

Ma debuted the video for his performance of Bach’s ‘Cello Suite No.1 in G Major‘ this week via Apple Music.  The performance is taken from Ma’s latest album, 2018’s Six Evolutions — BachCello Suites, which was released Sept. 14 via Sony Classical.

Ma’s new video combines footage from audiences responding to the prompt: “Show the world how you express yourself and what brings your community together.”  The prompt is another forward step in answering the questions posted by the Bach Project, “How does culture connect us, and help us to imagine a better future?”

In accompaniment with the video’s premiere, Ma has also curated a playlist of Bach recordings that shows how Bach’s music transcends generations and cultures. Additionally, a video featuring Ma discussing “Why Bach Matters” is streaming now.

More information on Ma’s new video is available online now along with all of his latest news and more at:

 

Website: http://www.yo-yoma.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/yoyo_ma

 

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Anti-Flag Unveils New Single; Announces More Live Dates

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Anti-Flag has released yet another single from its latest album, American Fall.

The band released the explicitly-titled song ‘Mr. Mother******.’  The song is streaming online now via Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play and all digital platforms.  It is available for purchase online via iTunes and Amazon.

Guitarist Chris #2 said of the song, which was originally a b-side for the band’s American Attraction picture disc, that it is meant to pay homage to certain social activist organizations.

“Honestly, we just wanted to throw our hat into the ring in the storied history of Stagger Lee,” Chris #2 said.  “Our version has nods to those in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement of today, the black panther movement and the overall fight for social and economic justice.”

He added the song, creatively, was a reflection of the band trying something new in terms of its songwriting approach.

“This is a one-take demo of the song that we thought captured something very cool,” Chris #2 said.  “We were trying to push ourselves to experiment with tempos and structures when writing for American Fall, and those experiments are pretty clear on ‘Mr. Mother******.’

Anti-Flag will embark on a new tour this spring and summer in support of American Fall.  The two-month-long-plus tour is currently scheduled to run launch May 13 in Somerset, WI and run through July 15 in Tabor, Czech Republic.  The tour includes three festival performances in May at Rock on the Range in Columbus, Ohio; Northern Invasion in Somerset, Wisconsin and Pouzza Fest in Montreal, Canada.

The band’s current tour schedule is noted below.

Tour Dates:
May 13 Somerset, WI – Northern Invasion
May 18-20 Columbus, OH – Rock On The Range
May 18-20 Montreal, QC – Pouzza 8
June 7 Interlaken, CH – GreenField Festival
June 8 Bologna, IT – Zona Roveri
June 9 Arluno, IT – Malt Festival
June 10 Cordenons, IT – Rock Town
June 13 Bratislava, SK – Incheba Expo Arena
June 14-17 Nickelsdorf, AT – Novarock Festival
June 22 Dessel, BE – Graspop Festival
June 29 Ysselsteyn, NL – Jera On Air
June 30 Würzburg, DE – Mission Ready Festival
July 6-7 Straubenhardt, DE – Happiness Festival
July 6-8 Hünxe, DE – Ruhrpott Rodeo
July 11-14 Viveiro, ES – Resurrection Festival
July 12-14 Glaubitz, DE – Glaubitz Open Air Back to Future
July 13-15 Tábor, CZ – Mighty Sounds

More information on the band’s upcoming live dates is available along with its new single, news and more at:

 

Website: http://www.anti-flag.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/anti.flag.official

Twitter: http://twitter.com/anti_flag

 

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ESPN Radio Announces NBA Finals Broadcast Schedule

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The 2017 NBA Finals begin in only a day, and ESPN Radio will carry full coverage for fans that won’t be near a television to enjoy the championship series.

Network officials announced Wednesday the ESPN Radio broadcast team of Marc Kestecher, Hubie Brown and Marc Stein will cover each of the series’ games. A one-hour pre-game broadcast will precede each game beginning at 8 p.m. ET on weeknights and 7 p.m. on Sundays.  Kevin Winter and analyst Jon Barry will handle on-site studio coverage during pre-game and halftime.

As an additional bonus for audiences, ESPN’s Jalen & Jacoby will air at 7 p.m. ahead of pre-game coverage on weeknights.  Freddie & Fitz will air following each game until 3 a.m.  It will offer audiences full post game coverage and analysis with live reaction from coaches and players.

As if that extensive coverage is not enough, ESPN Radio will also present a special NBA Finals Special from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. on June 4. Ari Temkin will anchor the broadcast. A second broadcast will air from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. June 18 if Game 7 becomes necessary.

Those not near a radio can still hear the game on ESPN Radio online via ESPNRadio.com, the ESPN app and Sirius XM Channel 80.  Apple Music, Slacker Radio and TuneIn will also carry coverage.

ESPN Radio’s full NBA Finals broadcast schedule is noted below.

ESPN Radio broadcast schedule:

Date

Time (ET)

Telecast

Thu, Jun 1

9 p.m.

NBA Finals Game 1
Cleveland Cavaliers at Golden State Warriors

Sun, Jun 4

8 p.m.

NBA Finals Game 2
Cleveland Cavaliers at Golden State Warriors

Wed, Jun 7

9 p.m.

NBA Finals Game 3
Golden State Warriors at Cleveland Cavaliers

Fri, Jun 9

9 p.m.

NBA Finals Game 4
Golden State Warriors at Cleveland Cavaliers

Mon, Jun 12

9 p.m.

NBA Finals Game 5*
Cleveland Cavaliers at Golden State Warriors

Thu, Jun 15

9 p.m.

NBA Finals Game 6*
Golden State Warriors at Cleveland Cavaliers

Sun, Jun 18

8 p.m.

NBA Finals Game 7*
Cleveland Cavaliers at Golden State Warriors

*if necessary

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Website: http://www.espn.com/nba

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

 

 

 

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Demon Hunter Announces ‘Outlive’ Release Date, Track Listing

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The wait is almost over for Demon Hunter’s next record.

The band announced this week it will release its next full-length studio recording this spring.  The record, Outlive, is the band’s eighth studio recording, will be released Friday, March 31 via Solid State Records.  It can be pre-ordered online now here.

Along with announcing the record’s release date, the band also unveiled the record’s track listing and cover art this week.  The record will be presented with two separate cover designs.

The primary design, pictured above, will be used for the record’s digital and physical release.  The second design, pictured below, will be exclusive to the record’s 2-LP vinyl release.

Courtesy: Solid State Records

Courtesy: Solid State Records

Along with its physical and digital releases, Demon Hunter will also release Outlive in a limited edition deluxe box set.  The box set will feature the album in its entirety.  The record will be complimented with two bonus tracks, behind-the-scenes DVD, photo cards, booklet, poster, bandana, ring and more.  The whole thing is contained in a drawer-style box with metallic gold detail.

The record’s track listing features 12 songs including its lead single, ‘Cold Winter Sun.’  Audiences can check out the song online now here.  Front man Ryan said of the single’s debut early last December that he was happy to be able to share the song with the band’s fans.

“After the longest wait between Demon Hunter albums ever, we are so proud to share the first full song from our new album,” Clark said.  It feels amazing to finally unleash a piece of this album to the world.  ‘Cold Winter Sun’ is a perfect example of where we’re at today, maintaining an element of classic Demon Hunter but not so much as to be resting on our laurels.  It’s always been my desire to pull a healthy amount of inspiration from our past, but to also incorporate enough forward progress to keep things interesting.”

‘Cold Winter Sun’ is available online now via iTunesAmazonSpotifyGoogle Play and Apple Music.  Outlive’s full track listing is noted below.

 OUTLIVE TRACK LISTING:
“Trying Times”
“Jesus Wept”
“Cold Winter Sun”
“Died In My Sleep”
“Half As Dead”
“Cold Blood”
“One Step Behind”
“Raining Down”
“The End”
“One Less”
“Patience”
“Slight the Odds”

More information on Outlive is available online now along with all of Demon Hunter’s latest news and more at:

 

 

 

Website: http://www.demonhunter.net

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/demonhunterband

 

 

 

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