Fozzy Announces New Album Details, Tour Schedule

Courtesy: Century Media

Fozzy will tentatively release its new album next spring.

The band is scheduled to release its new album, Boombox April 15 through Century Media. The announcement was made through a news release distributed Friday. The band’s eighth album, it will come more than four years after the band’s then latest album, Judas.

Front man and AEW Wrestling superstar Chris Jericho said he is excited about the album’s release.

I firmly believe this is the third best album of our entire career!! (Of course I think it’s our best…but I always wanted to hear a band say that),” said Jericho. “So crank the volume and hold the BOOMBOX up to your earholes!! It’s gonna be a wild ride….,” 

Boombox has so far produced the singles, ‘Sane‘ and ‘Nowhere To Run.’

In other news, Fozzy recently announced the details for its upcoming “Save The World Tour,” which is in support of Boombox. The tour is scheduled to launch March 31 in Detroit, MI and to run through May 16 in Sauget, IL. GFM, KrashKarma, and The Nocturnal Affair are scheduled as support.

The upcoming tour includes an album release show planned for April 11 in New York, New York. Tickets are available here. VIP packages for the show are available here.

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

FOZZY SAVE THE WORLD TOUR DATES

w/ special guests GFM, KrashKarma and The Nocturnal Affair

3/31 – Detroit, MI – St Andrew’s Hall

4/1 – Ft. Wayne, IN – Piere’s

4/2 – Aurora, IL – The Piazza

4/3 – Ashwaubenon, WI – Epic Event Center

4/4 – Kansasville, WI – 1175

4/7 – New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place

4/8 – Portland, ME – Aura

4/9 – Hampton Beach, NH – Wally’s

4/10 – Providence, RI – Fete Ballroom

4/11 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza

4/14 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony

4/15 – Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater

4/16 – Wilmington, DE – The Queen

4/17 – Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance

4/18 – Leesburg, VA – Tally Ho Theater

4/28 – Monroe, LA – The Hub

4/29 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live

4/30 – San Antonio, TX – The Rock Box

5/1 – Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live

5/2 – Dallas, TX – Amplified Live

5/5 – Los Angeles, CA – The Whisky A Go Go

5/6 – Garden Grove, CA – Garden Grove Amphitheater

5/7 – Roseville, CA – Goldfield Trading Post

5/8 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall

5/9 – Reno, NV – Virginia Street Brewhouse

5/12 – Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios

5/13 – Denver, CO – Oriental Theater

5/14 – Wichita, KS – Temple Live

5/15 – Ft Smith, AR – Temple Live

5/16 – Sauget, IL – Pop’s

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Buckcherry Announces Details For Co-Headlining Tour With The Lacs

Courtesy: Atom Splitter PR

Buckcherry announced a new slate of live dates Wednesday.

The band made the announcement through a press release distributed to the media. The tour is a co-headlining run with the rap-rock group, The Lacs. The 15-date run is scheduled to launch Jan. 7 in Kyle, TX and to run through Feb. 6 in St. Petersburg, FL.

It also features performances in cities nationwide, such as Columbus, OH; Wilmington, DE and Dallas, TX. Core will join the tour on select dates in the run. The tour’s schedule is noted below.

 BUCKCHERRY + THE LACS ON TOUR:
1/7 — Kyle, TX — The Railhouse Bar
1/8 — Houston, TX — Rise Rooftop
1/9 — Texarkana, AR — Crossties
1/11 — Dallas, TX — Tree’s
1/12 — Oklahoma, OK — Diamond Ballroom* 
1/14 — Fayetteville, AR — JJ’s Live
1/15 — Nashville, TN — Marathon Live
1/16 — Atlanta, GA — Masquerade
1/18 — Columbus, OH — King of Clubs
1/19 — Warren, OH — Packard Music Hall
1/21 — Corbin, KY — Corbin Arena
1/22 — Jim Thorpe, PA — Penns Peak
1/23 — Hopewell, VA — Beacon
1/25 — Leesburg, VA — Tally HO*
1/27 — Wilmington, DE — The Queen
1/28 — Pikeville, KY — Appalachian Wireless Arena
1/29 — Cincinnati, OH — Riverfront Live
1/31 — Knoxville, TN — Cotton Eyed Joe’s*
2/1 — Birmingham, AL — Iron City*
2/2 — Destin, FL — Club LA*
2/4 — Ft. Lauderdale , FL — Culture Room*
2/5 — Ft. Myers, FL — The Ranch*
2/6 — St. Petersburg, FL — Fergs*
*Buckcherry + Core only

Buckcherry’s upcoming live dates come on the heels of an extensive tour run that wraps up tonight in Jacksonville, NC and that launched July 30 in Columbus, OH. The band’s ongoing road run is in support of its latest album, Hellbound.

In related news, Buckcherry is scheduled to follow up its tour with the Lacs with a co-headlining tour with Fozzy in Australia that is scheduled to run from Feb. 21 – 26. The tour’s schedules are noted below.

BUCKCHERRY ON TOUR:
AUSTRALIA:

2/21 — Perth — Amplifier Bar (Buckcherry Only)
2/22 — Adelaide — The Gov     
2/24 — Brisbane    — The Triffid     
2/25 — Sydney — Max Watts     
2/26 — Melbourne — Max Watts

More information on Buckcherry’s new album and tour is available at:

Websitehttps://buckcherry.com

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/buckcherry

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/buckcherry

More information on The Lacs’ tour with Buckcherry and all of the group’s news at:

Website: https://thelacs.net

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheLacsMusic

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Saxon Announces New Album Details; Premieres Album’s Lead Single

Courtesy: Silver Lining Music

Saxon will open the new year with a new album.

The band is scheduled to release its 23rd album, Carpe Diem Feb. 4 through Silver Lining Music. The band made the announcement Tuesday in a news release. In anticipation of the album’s release, the band premiered the video for the album’s lead/title single Tuesday.

The video for ‘Carpe Diem’ presents front man Biff Byford along an unidentified coastal area performing his part of the song as a clearly stiff breeze blows. That footage is coupled with footage of what is meant to reflect the band performing live to enhance the experience.

The musical arrangement featured in ‘Carpe Diem’ is pure Saxon. It is everything that audiences have come to expect from the band throughout its life. The hard rock riffs are there as are the strong vocals, solid time keeping and equally solid, stead bass line.

The song’s lyrical theme and the inspiration for the album, said Byford, came from the events of the past year and a half or so.

“It’s been a difficult two years because I had the heart attack back in September 2019, so things went a bit pear-shaped for the band,” said Byford. “And then Covid hit two or three months later, but luckily, we started writing and recording this album before Covid.  We did the drums in Germany and we did the guitars in various places. I was doing a lot of writing while I was in the hospital bed, and we spent quite a long time writing and arranging the ideas that we all had. I do think it’s a very intense album, and maybe some of that intensity comes from the frustration of not being able to do anything in the Covid period.”

Carpe Diem was produced by Andy Sneap (Fozzy, Skinlab, Exodus). Sneap mixed with album alongside Byford.

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

Websitehttp://www.saxon747.com

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Buckcherry Debuts ‘Wasting No More Time’ Video; Offers Tour Update

Courtesy: Round Hill Records

Buckcherry premiered the video for its latest single this week.

The band premiered the video for its new single, ‘Wasting No More Time’ Tuesday. The song is the third from the band’s forthcoming album, Hellbound, which was released June 25 through Round Hill Records. Its premiere follows that of the videos for the album’s first two singles, ‘So Hott‘ and ‘Hellbound.’

The musical arrangement featured in ‘Wasting No More Time’ is unlike that of its predecessors. Where those songs are more energetic, this song is more reserved, but still bluesy, like the other singles. A close listen makes it easy to liken the arrangement to works from Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers considering the balance of the guitar, bass, vocals, and drums.

No information was provided in the press release announcing the video’s premiere. However, a close listen to the lyrics and equally close watch of the video leads audiences to infer that the song’s lyrical theme is meant to encourage listeners to live their lives; To avoid control from internal and external forces.

The ‘Wasting No More Time’ video, directed by KasterTroy, features the band performing its single in a desert setting. What looks like an old mechanic shop and the body of an old jet join the band against the dry, mountainous backdrop to enhance the visuals and feel from the song’s musical and lyrical content.

In other news, Buckcherry will continue the North American leg of its tour in support of Hellbound Friday in Columbus, OH. The tour is scheduled to run through Nov. 10 in Jacksonville, NC. It additionally features performances in cities nationwide, such as Blackthorne, NY; Walker, MN and Tempe, AZ.

The tour’s schedule is noted below.

BUCKCHERRY ON TOUR:
NORTH AMERICA:

7/30 — Columbus, OH — King of Clubs
7/31 — Marietta, Oh — Adelphia Music Hall 
8/1 — Indianapolis, IN — Hi Fi ANNEX
8/3 — Madison, WI — Majestic
8/5 — Dubuque, IA — Five Flags Event Center
8/6 — Sioux City, IA — Hard Rock Hotel & Casno
8/10 — Columbia, MO — Blue Note
8/14 — Shiley Acres, VA — Shiley Acres
8/15 — Knoxville, TN — Cotton Eye Joe’s
8/17 — Hobart, IN — Hobart Theatre
8/19 — Ft Wayne, IN — Pieres
8/20 — Lombard, IL — Brauerhouse
8/21 — Escanaba, MI — UP State Fair – Grandstand
8/22 — Green Bay, WI — Epic Event Center
8/27 — Fountain, MN — Beaver Bottoms Saloon
8/28 — Walker, MN — Northern Lights Casino
8/29 — Clear Lake, IA — Surf Ballroom
8/31 — West Peoria, IL — Crusens 
9/1 — Lexington, KY — Manchester Music Hall
9/3 — Nashville, TN — Brooklyn Bowl
9/4 — Charlotte, NC — Park Expo Center
9/5 — Chattanooga, TN — The Signal
9/7 — Ardmore, OK — Heritage Hall
9/10 — Flandreau, SD — Royal River Casino
9/11 — Milwaukee, WI — Summerfest
9/12 — Flint, MI — Machine Shop
9/14 — Cleveland, OH — HOB
9/15 — Syracuse, NY — Sharkey’s Event Center
9/17 — Hampton Beach, NH — Wally’s
9/18 — Blackthorne, NY — Blackthorne Fest 
9/24 — Santa Clarita, CA — Canyon Club
9/25 — Agoura Hills, CA — Canyon Club
9/26 — Montclair, CA — Canyon Club
9/28 — Tempe, AZ — Marquee
9/30 — Salt Lake City, UT — Royal
10/1 — Cheyenne, WY — Outlaw
10/2 — Billings, MT — Pub Station
10/4 — Seattle, WA — El Corazon
10/5 — Vancouver, BC — Rickshaw
10/7 — Calgary, AB — Eagle Event Center
10/8 — Dawson Creek, BC — Encana Event Center
10/9 — Edmonton, AB — Century Casino
10/11 — Red Deer, AB — Bo’s Bar Stage
10/12 — Saskatoon, SK — Coors Event Center
10/14 — Regina, SK — Conexus Art Center
10/15 — Winnipeg, MB — Burton Cummings Theatre
10/18 — Thunder Bay, ON — NV Music Hall
10/19 — Sault Ste Marie, ON — SOO Blasters
10/21 — Sudbury, ON — The Grand
10/22 — London, ON — London Music Hall
10/23 — Ottawa, ON — Barrymore’s
10/25 — Halifax, NS — Marquee
10/26 — Moncton, NB — Tide and Boar
10/27 — Moncton, NB — Tide and Boar
10/30 — Hampton Beach, NH — Wally’s
10/31 — Portland, ME — Aura
11/2 — New Bedford, MA — Vault at Greasy Luck
11/4 — Norwalk, CT — Granite St Music Hall
11/5 — Sayreville, NJ — Starland Ballroom
11/6 — Farmingdale, NY — Mulcahey’s
11/8 — Baltimore, MD — The Recher
11/9 — Harrisburg, PA — Club XL
11/10 — Jacksonville, NC — Hooligans

Courtesy: Atom Splitter PR

After the band completes the North American leg of its tour, it will open 2022 with a brief co-headlining tour with Fozzy in Australia that is scheduled to run from Feb. 21 – 26.

The tour’s schedules are noted below.

BUCKCHERRY ON TOUR:
AUSTRALIA:

2/21 — Perth — Amplifier Bar (Buckcherry Only)
2/22 — Adelaide — The Gov     
2/24 — Brisbane    — The Triffid     
2/25 — Sydney — Max Watts     
2/26 — Melbourne — Max Watts

More information on Buckcherry’s new single, video, album, and tour is available at:

Website: https://buckcherry.com

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/buckcherry

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Ovtlier Debuts ‘Bulletproof’ Video

Courtesy: O’Donnell Media Group

Ovtlier debuted the video for its latest single this week.

The band premiered the video for its single, ‘Bulletproof‘ Thursday through Decibel magazine. The video’s premiere comes less than a month after the band debuted the single by itself.

The video features the band performing its new single in what looks like the darkened corners of a warehouse and pairs that with footage of people taking their frustrations from their workplaces out against others in a fight club type setting. One of those people is a man who is being harassed by his boss despite doing his job the best he can. The other is a woman who has to endure being sexually harassed at her job.

According to information provided about the video, it features two fighters from Gladius Fights and Bomb Squad in the fight scenes. While the video features two people releasing their daily frustrations in such setting, the song’s lyrical theme is decidedly different, according to comments from front man Joey Arenas.

“We live in an age where everything has become politicized; from image to virus,” he said. “I have watched both bands and people label and segregate one another solely based on a difference of not character but opinion. We are force-fed so much false information by the media, although many are aware, we still have lost some humanity. I have grown impatient with the amount of ignorance and hypocrisy that spews from the puppets of this world. Anger would be an understatement. I look forward to the day people can look to grey area and realize there’s more to it all.”

Added Arenas, “‘Bulletproof’ is a call to my fellow man to remove the veils and look into the grey. These corrupt politicians are playing you. I don’t care what side you stand on or what bias feelings you hold to your “party”. I’m not left or right, up or down. I look at character and could care less about the empty promises and b******* they are selling to your emotions only to gain a vote. I refuse to be a pawn in their game.”

Arenas concluded, “We will never divide our audience based on age, sex, identity or politics, for our goal is to bring love and light together. Our “leaders” don’t want unity for that becomes a threat to agenda. I’m fed up. I want the old model to fall so we can build within its stead. It’s time for change and that starts with us.”

The musical arrangement featured in ‘Bulletproof’ immediately lends itself to comparison to works from Dry Kill Logic, Chimera, and Whitechapel. That is evidenced through the heavy, aggro-rock/metal style approach and sound to the song. The balance of the screams and clean vocals makes for comparisons to the likes of Tremonti and Sevendust.

Courtesy: O’Donnell Media Group

In other news, Ovtlier is serving as support for Gemini Syndrome’s headlining tour this summer. The tour, which runs more than a month, launched July 9 in Salt Lake City, UT and is scheduled to run through Aug. 15 in Albuquerque, NM. It features performances in cities, such as Joliet, IL; Nashville, TN and Akron, OH.

The tour’s remaining schedule is noted below. A Killer’s Confession, and Pushing Veronica will also serve as support for the tour. Additionally, Fozzy will join the tour for one date in place of Pushing Veronica. Eva Under Fire will take Ovtlier’s place on at least two dates.


Jul 25 | Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
Jul 27 | Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz #
Jul 28 | Pittsburgh, PA – Crafthouse #
Jul 30 | Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theatre
Jul 31 | Harrisburg, PA – Stage On Herr
Aug 01 | Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
Aug 03 | Ft Wayne, IN – Ft. Wayne Entertainment Center
Aug 05 | Columbus, OH – King Of Clubs
Aug 06 | Akron, OH – Empire Concert Club
Aug 07 | Louisville, KY – Diamond Ballroom
Aug 08 | Nashville, TN – Basement East
Aug 10 | Tusla, OK – The Shrine
Aug 11 | Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street Collective
Aug 12 | Lawrence, KS – Bottleneck
Aug 14 | Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
Aug 15 | Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad

w/ Fozzy (No Pushing Veronica) †
Rock Fest + Upheaval Feativals (No Supporting Bands) ‡
w/ Eva Under Fire *direct support (No Ovtlier) #

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Gemini Syndrome Announces New Tour Schedule

Courtesy: Adrenaline PR

Gemini Syndrome is scheduled to get back on the road next month.

The band recently made the announcement that it will launch its new tour July 9 in Salt Lake City, UT. The tour, which will run more than a month, is scheduled to run through Aug. 15 in Albuqueque, NM and will feature performances in cities, such as Marietta, OH; Cadott, WI and Harrisburg, PA. VIP packages are available here.

Front man Aaron Nordstrom said in a recent interview, he and his band mates are looking forward to getting back out on the road.

“We’re very excited to get back on the road this summer with some great friends,” he said. “After all that the world has been through, it will be nice to be part of the communion of synners once again. See you all soon!”

Drummer Brian Steele Medina echoed Nordstrom’s sentiments in his own comments.

“It’s great to get back out and visit with our brothers and sisters again, said Medina. “Now more than ever we could all use music and human contact to balance out the pandemic, murder hornets & Pentagon UFO videos.”

Ovtlier, A Killer’s Confession, and Pushing Veronica will share support duties for the upcoming tour. Additionally, Fozzy will join the tour for one date in place of Pushing Veronica. Eva Under Fire will take Ovtlier’s place on at least two dates.

The tour’s schedule is noted below.

Jul 09 | Salt Lake City, UT – Royal Bar
Jul 10 | Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theatre
Jul 11 | Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios
Jul 13 | Lincoln, NE – Royal Grove
Jul 14 | Iowa City, IA – Wildwood Saloon †
Jul 16 | Grand Rapids, MI – Upheaval Festival ‡
Jul 17 | Cadott, WI – Rock Fest ‡
Jul 18 | Belividere, IL – Apollo Theatre
Jul 20 | Des Moines, IA – Leftys
Jul 21 | Joliet, IL – The Forge
Jul 23 | Westland, MI – Token Lounge
Jul 24 | Marietta, OH – Adelphia Music Hall
Jul 25 | Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
Jul 27 | Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz #
Jul 28 | Pittsburgh, PA – Crafthouse #
Jul 30 | Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theatre
Jul 31 | Harrisburg, PA – Stage On Herr
Aug 01 | Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
Aug 03 | Ft Wayne, IN – Ft. Wayne Entertainment Center
Aug 05 | Columbus, OH – King Of Clubs
Aug 06 | Akron, OH – Empire Concert Club
Aug 07 | Louisville, KY – Diamond Ballroom
Aug 08 | Nashville, TN – Basement East
Aug 10 | Tusla, OK – The Shrine
Aug 11 | Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street Collective
Aug 12 | Lawrence, KS – Bottleneck
Aug 14 | Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
Aug 15 | Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad

w/ Fozzy (No Pushing Veronica) †
Rock Fest + Upheaval Feativals (No Supporting Bands) ‡
w/ Eva Under Fire *direct support (No Ovtlier) #

Gemini Syndrome premiered its latest single, ‘Die With Me,’ and its video in March. The song’s premiere came approximately two months after the debut of the band’s then latest single, ‘IDK‘ and its video. Additionally, it came more than three months after the debut of the band’s single, ‘Reintegration‘ and its video.

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

Websitehttps://geminisyndrome.com

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Ovtlier Announces New Single, Tour Coming

Courtesy: O’Donnell Media Group

Ovtlier’s summer is heating up.

The band announced Tuesday that it will release its next single, ‘Bulletproof’ June 25. Pre-saves are open.

The premiere of the band’s new single will come next week, more than seven months after the band debuted the lyric video for its then latest single, ‘Who We Are.’ The band premiered the single’s official video three months prior to that.

Courtesy: O’Donnell Media Group

In other news, Ovtlier will serve as support for Gemini Syndrome’s upcoming headlining tour this summer. The tour, which runs more than a month, is scheduled to launch July 9 in Salt Lake City, UT and to run through Aug. 15 in Albuquerque, NM. It features performances in cities, such as Joliet, IL; Nashville, TN and Akron, OH.

The tour’s schedule is noted below. A Killer’s Confession, and Pushing Veronica will also serve as support for the tour. Additionally, Fozzy will join the tour for one date in place of Pushing Veronica. Eva Under Fire will take Ovtlier’s place on at least two dates.

Jul 09 | Salt Lake City, UT – Royal Bar
Jul 10 | Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theatre
Jul 11 | Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios
Jul 13 | Lincoln, NE – Royal Grove
Jul 14 | Iowa City, IA – Wildwood Saloon †
Jul 16 | Grand Rapids, MI – Upheaval Festival ‡
Jul 17 | Cadott, WI – Rock Fest ‡
Jul 18 | Belividere, IL – Apollo Theatre
Jul 20 | Des Moines, IA – Leftys
Jul 21 | Joliet, IL – The Forge
Jul 23 | Westland, MI – Token Lounge
Jul 24 | Marietta, OH – Adelphia Music Hall
Jul 25 | Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
Jul 27 | Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz #
Jul 28 | Pittsburgh, PA – Crafthouse #
Jul 30 | Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theatre
Jul 31 | Harrisburg, PA – Stage On Herr
Aug 01 | Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
Aug 03 | Ft Wayne, IN – Ft. Wayne Entertainment Center
Aug 05 | Columbus, OH – King Of Clubs
Aug 06 | Akron, OH – Empire Concert Club
Aug 07 | Louisville, KY – Diamond Ballroom
Aug 08 | Nashville, TN – Basement East
Aug 10 | Tusla, OK – The Shrine
Aug 11 | Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street Collective
Aug 12 | Lawrence, KS – Bottleneck
Aug 14 | Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
Aug 15 | Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad

w/ Fozzy (No Pushing Veronica) †
Rock Fest + Upheaval Feativals (No Supporting Bands) ‡
w/ Eva Under Fire *direct support (No Ovtlier) #

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Twizted Partners With INK Front Man, Fozzy Guitarist Spencer Charnas For New Single, Video

Courtesy: Majik Ninja Entertainment

Horror/theatrical rock band Twizted premiered its latest single and video this week.

The band kicked off the long holiday weekend by premiering its new single, ‘Envy‘ and the song’s video. The band was joined by Ice Nine Kills front man Spencer Charnas for both presentations. The song premiered through Loudwire.

Along with Charnas’ vocals, Fozzy/Stuck Mojo guitarist Rich Ward adds his talents to this song.

The song is the fourth single from Twizted’s forthcoming album, Unlikely Prescription, which is scheduled for release Sept. 10 through Majik Ninja Entertainment. The premiere of the song and its video follows that of the album’s first two singles, ‘Corkscrew,’ ‘Perfect Problem,’ and ‘Rose Petal.’

The musical arrangement featured in the new single bears clear stylistic similarities to Marilyn Manson’s ‘Beautiful People’ what with the use of the electronics and other elements. At the same time, the rapping that is incorporated into the mix alongside the heavier, melodic rock approach later in the song lends itself to comparison to works from Pop Evil. The contrast of those two sounds and stylistic approaches is stark, but also manages somehow to work here.

As the song’s title infers, the lyrical theme featured in this song is a direct commentary about people’s jealousy of others. It addresses the mental impact of that green-eyed monster.

The song’s video, which features Charnas as a news anchor, uses a briefcase that traps people when they see whatever is inside to help translate the message in the song’s lyrical theme.

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

Website: https://majikninjaentertainment.com

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/tweetmesohard

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Fozzy Debuts New Single, ‘Sane,’ Companion Video

Courtesy: Another Century

Fozzy kicked off the long holiday weekend with a new single and video.

The band debuted its new single, ‘Sane‘ and its companion video Friday. The song is the band’s first new music since the debut of its then latest single, ‘Nowhere to Run‘ in September 2019.

The musical arrangement featured in ‘Sane’ is a familiar work from Fozzy, in terms of its sound and stylistic approach. It exhibits the same kind of melodic hard rock approach and sound used in its existing works yet still ensures the song maintains its own unique identity separate from those songs.

Front man Chris Jericho had the following to say about the song’s musical arrangement.

“‘Sane’ is the perfect first single for Fozzy to unleash on the world, as it’s heavy, hooky, catchy and RIFF-TASTIC!!,” said Jericho. “I can’t think of a better way to remind everybody of the feeling you get when u hear a great rock n roll tune, one that makes u wanna put the top down on your car and put your foot down on the gas….and ‘SANE’ is that tune! It’s been such a tough year in so many ways, but now as the world is slowly getting better, FOZZY is here to vaccinate you with a proverbial phonograph needle and make you wanna ROCK again,” 

No information was provided about the lyrical theme in the press release distributed about the song’s debut. Listeners can infer through listening to the song that the theme in question centers on the matter of mental health to a point. The use of the roller coaster ride in the song’s companion video alongside the song’s lyrical content points to the inferred theme even more.

Asan aside, the video for ‘Sane’ was recorded aboard the ride, The Voyage’ at Holiday World in Santa Claus, IN. The video was shot on a closed set.

In other news, Fozzy is scheduled to return to the road this summer starting July 14 in Iowa City, IA. The band’s upcoming tour schedule features performances in cities, such as Jacksonville, NC; Cleveland, OH, and Savannah, GA. The tour’s schedule is noted below.

FOZZY Tour Dates:

July 14 – Iowa City, IA – Wildwood 

July 15 – Cadott, WI – Rockfest*

July 17 – Jacksonville, FL – Taco Festival*

August 7 – Sheboygan, WI – Brat Days *

September 2 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall 

September 3 – Joliet, IL – Apollo Theater 

September 4 – Belvidere, IL – Apollo Theater

September 6 – Kansasville, WI – 1175 

September 9 – Harrisburg, PA – HMAC 

September 10 – Appomattox, VA – Blue Ridge Rockfest *

September 11 – Baltimore, MD – Soundstage 

September 12 – Pittsburgh, PA – Jergel’s 

September 13 – Buffalo, NY – Iron Works 

September 16 – Angola, IN – Eclectic Room 

September 17 – Elevation – The Intersection 

September 18 – Flint. MI – Machine Shop 

September 19 – Cleveland, OH – The Winchester 

September 26 – Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life*

September 27 – Indianapolis, IN – Hi Fi 

September 28 – Harrison, OH – Blue Note 

September 30 – Nashville, TN – Basement East 

October 1 – Canton, GA – Action Building 

October 2 – Tampa, FL – 98ROCKFEST*

October 3 – Charlotte, NC – Underground 

October 4 – Jacksonville, NC – Hooligans 

October 7 – Johnson City, TN – Capone’s 

October 8 – Savannah, GA – Victory North

October 9 – Orlando, FL – WJRR’s Earthday Birthday*

October 21-October 25 – Chris Jericho’s Rock ‘N’ Wrestling Rager at Sea

October 29 – November 3 – The KISS Kruise X

*festival dates

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

Website: https://fozzyrock.com

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/fozzyrock

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Fozzy Announces Details For New Livestream Concert

Courtesy: Century Media Records

Fozzy fans have a new live performance to anticipate from the band.

The band announced information Friday, for a new livestream concert. The online performance, dubbed “Capturing Judas” is scheduled to take place at 9 p.m. ET on Nov. 14 at Veeps.com The live event will broadcast live from Madison Studios in Atlanta, GA.

A new documentary presentation, FOZZY Across America will precede the concert. the 30-minute presentation documents the release of Fozzy’s most recent studio recording Judas. A presentation of the final live “Judas” set will follow the documentary, and then the band’s first live performance since 2019.

Tickets, VIP bundles, and merchandise are available here.

Fozzy front man Chris Jericho talked about the upcoming livestream event in a recent interview.

“After having to postpone our “Save The World Tour” multiple times due to the continuing lockdown, we decided we wanted to do something special for all of our fans worldwide who rocked with us over the past three years on the Judas tour cycle!” said Jericho. “So, on November 14, we will be coming at you LIVE without a net, to play some kick ass rock n roll for you all! We’re also gonna tell you some fun road stories, have a few drinks and maybe even do some Riverdancing! So come join us and let’s all celebrate and commemorate the most successful album and tour of Fozzy’s career.”

More information on Fozzy’s new livestream event is available online now at:

Websitehttp://www.fozzyrock.com

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/FozzyRock

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/fozzyrock

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