Falling In Reverse, Papa Roach Announce Details For Upcoming Co-Headlining Tour

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Falling in Reverse and Papa Roach will share stage time this summer on what is being dubbed the “Rockzilla Summer Tour”.

The tour, which will feature support from Bad Wolves and Hollywood Undead, is scheduled to launch July 27 in East Providence, RI and to run through Aug. 31 in Nashville, TN. The tour also features stops in cities, such as Syracuse, NY; Sturgis, SD and Irvine, CA.

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

7/27 — East Providence, RI — Bold Point Pavilion 
7/29 — Bangor, ME  — Maine Savings Amphitheatre
7/30 — Gilford, NH — Bank Of New Hampshire Pavilion
7/31 — Bridgeport, CT — Hartford Healthcare Amphitheater
8/2 — Reading, PA — Santander Arena
8/3 — Middletown, NY — Summerstage At OCFS
8/4 — Syracuse, NY — St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater At Lakeview
8/6 — Bay City, MI — Veteran’s Memorial Park
8/7 — Milwaukee, WI — Miller High Life Theatre
8/9 — Sturgis, SD — Sturgis Buffalo Chip
8/10 — Grand Forks, ND — Alerus Center
8/12 — Sioux City, IA — Hard Rock Casino Battery Park
8/13 — Dubuque, IA — Q Casino Backwaters Stage
8/14 — Green Bay, WI — Capital Credit Union Park
8/16 — Mankato, MN — Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center
8/19 — Pocatello, ID — Portneuf Health Trust Amphitheatre
8/20 — Airway Heights, WA — Northern Quest Resort & Casino
8/21 — Nampa, ID — Ford Idaho Center Amphitheatre
8/23 — Irvine, CA — Fivepoint Amphitheater
8/25 — Las Vegas, NV — The Theater At Virgin Hotels Las Vegas
8/27 — El Paso, TX — Speaking Rock Entertainment Center
8/29 — Kansas City, KS — Azura Amp
8/30 — Little Rock, AR — First Security Amphitheater
8/31 — Nashville, TN — Nashville Municipal Auditorium

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

Website: https://firmerch.com

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/FIROfficial

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

Website: https://paparoach.com

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/paparoach

More information on Hollywood Undead’s part in the tour is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Website: https://hollywoodundead.com

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/hollywoodundead

More information on Bad Wolves’ participation in the tour is available along with all of its latest news at:

Website: https://badwolvesnation.com

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/badwolves

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Killswitch Engage Debuts ‘Vide Infra’ Clip

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Killswitch gave audiences another preview of its forthcoming live recording this week.

The preview came Thursday in the form of the live clip of the song, ‘Vide Infra.’ It is the second clip from the band’s forthcoming live recording, Live at the Palladium, which is scheduled for release June 3 through Metal Blade Records. The band premiered the clip for the recording’s lead single, ‘Know Your Enemy‘ April 6.

Live at the Palladium will release separately on 2LP and 2CD/Blu-ray. Pre-orders are open. The recording features a full performance of the band’s 2019 album, Atonement, and its 2000 self-titled debut.

Front man Jesse Leach talked about ‘Vide Infra’ in a prepared statement.

“This song has stood the test of time for me, sonically and lyrically,” Leach said. “Sonically, it shows our hardcore roots and the blend of metal. Lyrically, it has words I still stand by and hold close to my beliefs. It’s one of my favorites from our early material!”

Live at the Palladium was recorded Aug. 6, 2021 as a livestream concert.

The track listing for KsE’s new live recording is noted below.

“The Signal Fire”
“Us Against the World”
“The Crownless King”
“I Am Broken Too”
“As Sure as the Sun Will Rise”
“Know Your Enemy”
“Take Control”
“I Can’t Be the Only One”
“Bite the Hand that Feeds” 
“Temple From the Within”
“Vide Infra”
“Rusted Embrace”
“Numb Sickened Eyes”
“In the Unblind”
“Just Barely Breathing”

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Ego Kill Talent Debuts ‘Thousand Nails’ Lyric Video

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Independent rock act Ego Kill Talent debuted the video for its latest single this week.

The band premiered the lyric video for its new single, ‘Thousand Nails’ Thursday through the Space Zebra Twitch channel. The song features a guest appearance by System of a Down’s John Dolmayan. The video features the song’s lyrics placed over images of the single’s art, which is that of a group of hooded figures. The figures in question have faces made up of unique designs rather than faces. Equally interesting symbols adorn the tops of the robes that they wear.

The musical arrangement featured in ‘Thousand Nails’ is unique in itself. It blends elements of math metal with some metalcore and some aggro-rock. It is a composition that is difficult to pigeonhole into one specific rock subgenre, which is a very good thing.

The lyrical theme that accompanies the song’s musical arrangement is a commentary about the negative impacts of our own egos, according to a prepared statement that the band released about the song.

“‘Thousand Nails’ is about how much we let ourselves be carried away by our pride — to the point of destroying wonderful works that we built together because we do not consider letting go,” the statement reads.

‘Thousand Nails’ is just the latest single that Ego Kill Talent has released. The band — Jonathan Dörr [vocals], Jean Dolabella [drums, guitar], Raphael Miranda [drums, bass], Niper Boaventura [guitar, bass], and Theo Van Der Loo [bass, guitar] — has also released the singles, ‘Now!,’ ‘The Call,’ ‘Lifeporn,’ and ‘Deliverance.’

Additionally, the band has released three EPs and most recently, its new album, The Dance Between Extremes. The new EP is available here.

More information on Ego Kill Talent’s new single and lyric video is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Website: https://www.egokilltalent.com

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/egokilltalent

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Memphis May Fire Gets Philosophical With New Single, Video; Launches Non-Profit Fundraiser With New Merch

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Memphis May Fire is taking on humans’ thoughts on mortality in its new single.

The band debuted its new single, ‘Death Inside‘ and its video Tuesday. The band took a unique, previously unexplored approach to ‘Death Inside’ in comparison to its existing body of work. The band’s familiar melodic metalcore approach and sound is present here, but at the same time, this arrangement also incorporates something of a nu-metal/rap-rock approach in the verses. The pairing of that unique approach alongside the band’s more familiar sound makes the song’s overall arrangement such that it will generate some discussion among audiences.

Front man Matty Mullins talked about the new approach during a recent interview.

“‘Death Inside’ is a new flavor for MMF,” said Mullins. “I wanted to get out of my comfort zone with the vocals on this one and ended up discovering a sound that I think really caters to the concept.”

Additionally, he talked about how that approach connected to the song’s philosophical lyrical theme, stating, “The song is about fear of death and the choice to either let it consume you or live life to the fullest.”

In related news, Memphis May Fire has launched a new fundraising effort to aid the nonprofit organization, Living The Dream. The agency will receive 100 percent of proceeds from sales of the band’s new t-shirt, which is available now in the band’s merchandise store.

Mullins explained of the nonprofit, “LTD helps children and young adults living with life-threatening illnesses stay positive, maintain hope, and appreciate each and every day, regardless of their affliction.”

The premiere of ‘Death Inside’ comes more than a month after the band premiered the video for its then latest single, ‘Blood & Water.’ The song and its video were the first from the band since the release of its album Broken in 2019. That album produced the singles ‘The Old Me,’ ‘Heavy is the Weight (ft. Andy Mineo)‘ and ‘You and Me.’

The premiere of ‘Blood & Water’ was also partnered with the launch of a related fundraiser for Bridges DVC Nashville. One hundred percent of the sales from the band’s two new merchandise designs benefitted the center, which serves men, women, and children affected by domestic violence in the greater Nashville, TN region.

In other news, Memphis May Fire will perform two live shows this week. The first performance is scheduled to take place Thursday at the Rock Fest in Cadott, WI. The second is scheduled to take place Friday at the Alive Festival in Mineral City, OH.

More information on Memphis May Fire’s new single, video, fundraiser and tour is available online now at:



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Hyro The Hero Debuts New Single, ‘Retaliation Generation,’ Companion Lyric Video; Announces Livestream Show

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Independent rapper Hyro The Hero debuted his latest single this week along with its companion video.

The rapper (a.k.a. Hyron Louis Fenton, Jr.) debuted his new single ‘Retaliation Generation’ and its lyric video Friday. The song features guest vocals by Ice Nine Kills front man Spencer Charnas. Charnas’ familiar vocal delivery style compliments Fenton’s own familiar flow as he raps about what today’s youth is going through. Meanwhile, the familiar Rage Against The Machine style musical approach for which Fenton has come to be known joins the noted vocal performances to make the song complete.

The lyric video for ‘Retaliation Generation’ places the song’s lyrics over a post apocalyptic backdrop, complete with images of zombies, a perfect fit for Charnas. That is because Charnas and his Ice Nine Kills band mates are known for crafting songs based off of horror flicks. In the case of this song though, the imagery is used to help translate the message in the song’s lyrical content.

Fenton talked about the song’s lyrical content during a recent interview.

“I think this song captures the emotion of what this generation feels in this crazy time we are living in,” he added. “It’s full on attack mode right from the beginning it’s such a great feeling when an artist like Spencer helps take a song like this to the next level. I want anybody who listens to this song to be a voice. Stand up for what you believe in.”

Additionally, Fenton talked about the song’s creation, including the addition of Charnas’ guest vocals.

“‘Retaliation Generation’ is a great song that represents the style of music I have come to be known for,” said Fenton. “Having Spencer sing the hook and Matt Good on production blasted this track into ‘anthem’ territory.”

Charnas added to Fenton’s thoughts with his own comments.

“I think with everything going on in the last several years, our generation is holding people accountable,” he said. “It’s a movement in terms of a ‘You ain’t getting away with this s*** anymore.’ It’s a battle cry. I think it’s got such a cool overall message of not letting trials and tribulations of the world get you down. I think people can be their own worst enemy, and this is a song of empowerment. You can fight for what you believe in. It’s up to you to put up or shut up.”

Hyro The Hero’s collaboration is just his latest big name team-up. He most recently worked with Hellyeah and former Mudvayne front man Chad Gray on the inspirational song ‘Fight.’ Prior to that song’s release, he worked with Disturbed front man David Draiman on the song ‘We Believe.’

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In other news, Hyro The Hero will host a livestream even at 4 p.m. ET today through his official Twitch channel. Charnas, AJ Channer (Fire From the Gods), and Ben Bruce (Asking Alexandria) will also make appearances during the livestream show. Fans can RSVP here. Additionally, Hyro The Hero will be a guest for Fire From the Gods’ own livestream even Jan. 30. Tickets for that event are available here.

More information on Hyro The Hero’s new single, video, and livestreatm is available online now along with all of Hyro The Hero’s latest news and more at:




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