Kataklysm Announces New Live Dates

Courtesy: FM Management

Kataklysm is heading back out on the road.

The veteran metal outfit made the announcement Friday through a news release.  The document states the band’s upcoming “Meditations Over North America 2019 Tour” is scheduled to launch Sept. 4 in Joliet, IL and run through Sept. 26 in Worchester, MA.

The 21-date tour also features performances in cities, such as Baltimore, MD; Oakland,CA and Kansas City,  MO. Exhorder, Krisiun and Hatchet will serve as support throughout the tour.  The tour’s schedule is noted below.

Confirmed dates for the Meditations Over North America 2019 tour with EXHORDER, KRISIUN & HATCHET are:
Sep. 04 Joliet, IL – The Forge
Sep. 05 Cave-in-Rock, IL – FULL TERROR ASSAULT
Sep. 06 Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
Sep. 07 Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep
Sep. 08 Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
Sep. 10 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
Sep. 11 Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom
Sep. 12 Oakland, CA – Metro Opera House
Sep. 13 Los Angeles, CA – Union
Sep. 14 San Diego, CA – Brick by Brick
Sep. 15 Mesa, AZ – Club Red
Sep. 16 El Paso, TX – Rockhouse Bar & Grill
Sep. 17 Austin, TX – Come and Take it Live!
Sep. 18 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live!
Sep. 20 Cincinnati, OH – Riverfront Live
Sep. 21 Atlanta, GA – TBC
Sep. 22 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
Sep. 23. Brooklyn, NY – Market Hotel
Sep. 26 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
Sep. 25 Reading, PA – Reverb
Sep. 26 Worcester, MA – The Palladium

Tickets for the tour are scheduled to go on sale Wednesday.

Kataklysm’s upcoming tour is in support of its most recently released album Meditations(2018), which was released through Nuclear Blast Records.  The video for the album’s single ‘…And Then I Saw Blood’ is streaming here.

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

 

Websitehttp://www.kataklysm.ca

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/kataklysm

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/kataklysmband

 

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The Offering Debuts ‘Failure (S.O.S.)’ Lyric Video

The Offering debuted the lyric video for its latest single this week.

The band debuted the lyric video for its song ‘Failure (S.O.S.)‘ Friday.  The song is taken from the band’s forthcoming album Home, which is scheduled for release Aug. 2 through Century Media.  The song’s musical arrangement is a composition that will appeal to metal purists across the board while its contemplative lyrical content will reach an even wider audience.

Courtesy: Century Media

The Offering front man Alexander Richichi talked at length about the song’s lyrical theme — and those presented throughout the record — in a recent interview.

HOME‘s about feeling small, inconsequential, forgotten, wasted, and questioning how you fit in,” Richichi said.  “My attempt is to see if anyone feels the same anymore.  Or am I the only one?  And if not, where did everyone go?  Lyrically, in this band, no word has one meaning — including HOME.  ‘Home’ the word is meant to be a haven, but it’s often the root of our traumas.  We try not to think about what we’re born into, and how it’s tied to our fate, and how we are ultimately a reflection of our home, our upbringing.  It shows us our limitations, how we interpret ‘safety.’  I would like this album to be a ‘home’ that houses people of the same mind, those who can find it as a type of refuge, especially in 2019, where so many of these emotions aren’t accessible to be openly talked about with loved ones.  Home is meant to show that you’re not alone.”

The Offering guitarist Nishad George expanded on Richichi’s comments as he talked about Homemusical content.

“I wanted everyone to spread their wings and be the musicians they always wanted to be and to help each other see that through with complimenting parts,” George said.  “I wanted the band to feel like one giant instrument, where we changed lanes a hundred miles an hour with no crashes.”

Pre-orders for Home are open now.  Home will come almost two years since the band released its self-titled EP through Century Media.

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

 

Website: http://www.theofferingmusic.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/theofferingUS

 

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Jason Charles Miller Debuts ‘Running’ Video

Courtesy: Red Music/Century Media

Jason Charles Miller debuted the video for his latest single this week.

Miller debuted the video for the song ‘Running‘ on Friday.  The song is taken from Miller’s latest album Into The Wasteland (2018).  Directed by outlaw country musician Bob Wayne, the video stars Alexander Ward (WestworldAmerican Horror Story ApocalypseSleepy Hollow) and professional Cosplayer Vivid Vivka as a pair of vampires in what proves to be a rather funny story.

Miller talked about the song’s creation and its tie to the video in a recent interview.

“When I wrote the song with Danny Worsnop (Asking Alexandria) and Blue Foley, we came up with the concept of a fallen angel who chose the devil’s side, but then changed his mind,” Miller said.  “He realizes it’s too late to go back, but still tries anyway.  A real heavy subject matter over a riff that’s almost surf rock in nature.  There’s really no other song on the album like this, but the album would feel incomplete without it.”

In talking about the song’s video, Miller said a lot of thought went into the video’s creation.

“Bob and I were brainstorming one day about making a music video,” Miller said.  “I played him ‘Running’ and we knew this was the one he should direct.  I love Bob’s creativity and fearlessness when he makes videos.  Rather than re-tell the story of the song, we thought putting vampires in a haunted house would make the whole thing a lot more interesting to watch.  I mean, vampires!  Lore behind vampires says some of them are fallen angels anyway, so it still worked with the concept.  Getting Vivka and Alexander to play our vampires was the best part.  They did such an amazing job.”

He added, “Finding the right house was key, and luckily I found out about the Historic Harris House through my friend Robert Coshland (who happens to own it), and it turned out to be the perfect place!  We didn’t have to do a thing.  It looks like that all the time!  I consider the house one of the stars of the video as well.  I couldn’t be happier with how it came out and I can’t wait to share it.”

‘Running’ is just the latest single from ‘Into The Wasteland’ to get the video treatment.  The video for ‘Hundred Pound Hammer‘ debuted in November. The video for the album’s title track debuted in June.

More information on In The Wasteland is available online now along with all of Jason Charles Miller’s latest news at:

 

 

Website:  http://www.jasoncharlesmiller.com

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.comjasoncharlesmiller

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/jasoncmiller

 

 

 

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Hyro The Hero Announces Summer Tour Schedule

Courtesy: Century Media

Hyro The Hero has announced a new slate of live dates.

The rap-rock artist announced a new jam-packed summer tour schedule on Wednesday.  The three-month-long-plus tour schedule is set to launch May 3 in Jacksonville, Fla and to run through Aug. 25 in Brooklyn, NY.

The tour will feature performances at the Epicenter Festival in Rockingham, NC, Dreamhack Dallas Convention and Rocklahoma festival as well as performances in cities nationwide.  The tour’s current schedule is noted below.

TOUR DATES
 
DATE
CITY
VENUE
Fri
5/3
Jacksonville, FL
Welcome To Rockville
Fri
5/10
Rockingham, NC
Epicenter
Fri
5/10
Rockingham, NC
Epicenter After Show
Sun
5/12
Chicago, IL
Bottom Lounge ^
Tue
5/14
Chesterfield, MI
Diesel Concert Lounge ^
Wed
5/15
Lexington, KY
Manchester Music Hall ^
Fri
5/17
Virginia Beach, VA
Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater ^
Sat
5/18
Lynchburg, VA
Phase2 Dining and Entertainment Club ^
Sun
5/19
Poughkeepsie, NY
The Chance ^
Tue
5/21
Sayreville, NJ
Starland Ballroom ^
Thu
5/23
Nashville, TN
The Cowan ^
Fri
5/24
Springfield, MO
The Complex ^
Sun
5/26
Pryor, OK
Rocklahoma
Sat
6/1
Dallas, TX
Dreamhack Dallas Convention
Fri
6/21
Dallas, TX
Dos Equis Pavillion #
Sat
6/22
Austin, TX
Austin 360 Amphitheatre #
Sun
6/23
The Woodlands, TX
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion #
Tue
6/25
West Palm Beach, FL
Coral Sky Amphitheatre #
Wed
6/26
Tampa, FL
MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre #
Fri
6/28
Atlanta, GA
Lakewood Amphitheater #
Sat
6/29
Charlotte, NC
PNC Music Pavillion #
Sun
6/30
Atlantic City, NJ
The Beach at Atlantic City #
Tue
7/2
Syracuse, NY
Lakeview Amphitheater – Syracuse #
Wed
7/3
Toronto, ON
Budweiser Stage #
Fri
7/5
Mansfield, MA
Xfinity Center #
Sat
7/6
Holmdel, NJ
PNC Bank Arts Center #
Sun
7/7
Hartford, CT
The Xfinity Theatre #
Tue
7/9
Bristow, VA
Jiffy Lube Live #
Wed
7/10
Clarkston, MI
DTE Energy Music Theatre #
Fri
7/12
Tinley Park, IL
Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre #
Sat
7/13
Thornville, OH
Legend Valley #
Sun
7/14
Noblesville, IN
Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center #
Mon
7/15
Maryland Heights, MO
Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre #
Wed
7/17
Englewood, CO
Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre #
Sat
7/20
Irvine, CA
Starland Ballroom #
Sun
7/21
Mountain View, CA
Shoreline Amphitheater #
Tue
7/23
Auburn, WA
White River Amphitheatre #
Wed
7/24
Boise, ID
Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater #
Fri
7/26
Chula Vista, CA
North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre #
Sat
7/27
Phoenix, AZ
Ak-Chin Pavillion #
Sun
7/28
Albuquerque, NM
Isleta Amphitheater #
Sat/Sun
8/24-25
Brooklyn, NY
Afropunk Festival
^ with P.O.D. & Nonpoint & Islander
# with Rockstar Energy Disrupt Festival Tour

Hyro The Hero’s upcoming tour schedule is in support of his most recent full-length studio recording Flagged Channel.  The album was released Aug. 31, 2018 on Century Media Records/Red Music.  The album has spawned the singles ‘Never Back  Down,’ ‘Bullet‘ and ‘Live Your F**** Life‘ since its release.

Along with those singles, Hyro The Hero is also featured on EDM artist Crankdat’s new single ‘Monster.’

More information on that single is available along with all of Hyro The Hero’s latest tour news and more at:

 

Website: http://www.hyrothehero.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/hyrothehero

 

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Fates Warning, Metal Blade Reunite

Photo Credit: Stephanie Cabral

Fates Warning and Metal Blade Records have reunited.

The veteran progressive rock band announced this week that it signed a new deal with Metal Blade Records.  Most recently, the band was signed with InsideOut Music, which released the band’s most recent recordings, Theories of Flight (2016) and Live Over Europe (2018).

Front man Ray Alder addressed the reunion in a recent interview.

“All of us in Fates Warning are happy to announce that we are back with Metal Blade Records,” Alder said.  “Metal Blade has been there for us since the very beginning, and we are proud to call them part of our family.  The journey begins again, and we cannot begin to say how excited we are to work together once more.  A big thank to our fans for sticking with us through all these years.  We could not be here today without all of you.  That is a fact.  Thank you, everyone.  Here’s to making some new memories.”

Fates Warning was signed with Metal Blade Records from its inception, releasing albums through the label until 2013, when it released Darkness in a Different Light through InsideOut Music.  Theories of Flight followed in 2016.  The band’s 1998 live recording Still Life was also released via Metal Blade Records, as was the band’s 2017 live recording Awaken The Guardian Live.

 

 

Courtesy: InsideOut Music

Fates Warning is scheduled to join Queensryche on the road starting March 2 as a support act for Queensryche as it tours in support of its new album The Verdict.  That album is currently scheduled for release March 1 via Century Media Records.  The tour’s current schedule is noted below.

Fates Warning tour dates
w/ Queensryche

Mar. 2 – The Plaza Live – Orlando, FL
Mar. 3 – Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Mar. 4 – Jack Rabbits Live – Jacksonville, FL *
Mar. 5 – Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
Mar. 7 – Sound Stage – Baltimore, MD w/ The Cringe
Mar. 8 – Sellersville Theater – Sellersville, PA *
Mar. 9 – Irving Plaza – New York, NY w/ The Cringe
Mar. 10 – Palladium – Worcester, MA w/ The Cringe
Mar. 12 – Bogarts – Cincinnati, OH
Mar. 13 – Diesel – Detroit, MI
Mar. 14 – Concord – Chicago, IL
Mar. 15 – The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
Mar. 16 – Medina Entertainment Center – Medina, MN
Mar. 17 – The Royal Grove – Lincoln, NE *
Mar. 19 – The Shrine – Tulsa, OK *
Mar. 20 – House of Blues – Dallas, TX
Mar. 21 – House of Blues – Houston, TX
Mar. 22 – Aztec – San Antonio, TX
Mar. 23 – El Rey – Albuquerque, NM
Mar. 24 – House of Bards – Tucson, AZ * w/ Push, DIRTNAP, Tribulance, Fire By Rank
Mar. 26 – The Marquee – Tempe, AZ
Mar. 27 – Observatory – San Diego, CA
Mar. 28 – The Fonda Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
Mar. 29 – Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
Mar. 30 – Ace of Spades – Sacramento, CA
Apr. 1 – The Dip – Redding, CA *
Apr. 2 – Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR
Apr. 3 – Neptune – Seattle, WA
*=Fates Warning only

Once Fates Warning wraps its tour, it will start work on its 13th full-length studio recording, which will be released in 2020 via Metal Blade Records.  More information on that album is available online now along with all of Fates Warning’s latest news at:

 

Website: http://www.fateswarning.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/fateswarning

 

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

Courtesy: Century Media Records/Red Music

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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Fates Warning Officially Announces Tour With Queensryche

Courtesy: InsideOut Music

Fates Warning announced a new slate of live dates this week.

The veteran progressive metal band officially announced Thursday, that it is joining Queensryche for the band’s tour in support of its forthcoming album The Verdict, which is currently scheduled for release on March 1 via Century Media.

Queensryche recently made the announcement of the tour along with announcements of its new videos, which feature music from The Verdict.  The tour is currently scheduled to launch March 2 in Orlando, FL. and run through April 3 in Seattle, WA.

The tour’s schedule, which features performances in cities, such as Dallas, TX; Baltimore, MD and Detroit, MI, is noted below.

FATES WARNING – Live 2019:
Sa March 2nd – Orlando, FL – The Plaza Live – w/ Queensryche
Su March 3rd – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room – w/ Queensryche
Mo March 4th – Jacksonville, FL – Jack Rabbit’s *
Tu March 5th – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade – w/ Queensryche
Th March 7th – Baltimore, MD – Sound Stage – w/ Queensryche
Fr March 8th – Sellersville, PA – Sellersville Theater *
Sa March 9th – New York, NY – Irving Plaza – w/ Queensryche
Su March 10th – Worcester, MA – Palladium – w/ Queensryche
Tu March 12th – Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts – w/ Queensryche
We March 13th – Detroit, MI – Diesel – w/ Queensryche
Th March 14th – Chicago, IL – Concord – w/ Queensryche
Fr March 15th – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave – w/ Queensryche
Sa March 16th – Medina, MN – Medina Entertainment Center – w/ Queensryche
Su March 17th – Lincoln, NE – Royal Grove *
Tu March 19th – Tulsa, OK – The Shrine *
We March 20th – Dallas, TX – House of Blues – w/ Queensryche
Th March 21st – Houston, TX – House of Blues – w/ Queensryche
Fr March 22nd – San Antonio, TX – Aztec – w/ Queensryche
Sa March 23rd – Albuquerque, NM – El Rey – w/ Queensryche
Su March 24th – Tucson, AZ – House Of Bards *
Tu March 26th – Tempe, AZ – The Marquee – w/ Queensryche
We March 27th – San Diego, CA – Observatory – w/ Queensryche
Th March 28th – Los Angeles, CA – Fonda – w/ Queensryche
Fr March 29th – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s – w/ Queensryche
Sa March 30th – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades – w/ Queensryche
Mo April 1st – Redding, CA – The Dip *
Tu April 2nd – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom – w/ Queensryche
We April 3rd – Seattle, WA – Neptune – w/ Queensryche
* FATES WARNING headline show

The Cringe will also serve as support during the tour.

Fates Warning’s tour with Queensryche is in support of its latest live recording Live Over Europe, which was released June 29, 2018 via InsideOut Music.  According to Fates Warning front man Ray Alder, the tour is also in support of the band’s most recent full-length studio recording Theories of Flight, which was released July 1, 2016 via InsideOut Music.

Live performances of the songs ‘Firefly,’ ‘The Light and Shade of Things, ‘Life in Still Water‘ and ‘Point of View‘ were released leading up to the release of Live Over Europe.  Live Over Europe can be ordered digitally and physically now.

More information on Fates Warning’s upcoming live dates is available online now along with all of the band’s latest news at:

 

Website: http://www.fateswarning.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/fateswarning

 

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