Static-X Debuts ‘Dead Souls’ Video

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Static-X debuted the video for its latest single this week.

The band debuted the video for its single ‘Dead Souls.’  The song is the fourth single from the band’s recently released album ProjectRegeneration Volume 1.  Its debut follows the debut of the album’s other singles ‘Bring You Down,’ ‘All These Years,’ and ‘Hollow.’

The band’s ‘Dead Souls’ video features a blindfolded woman in a forest setting seemingly controlling a masked figure in a city, who ends up capturing a man and bringing him to the forest for the apparent mystic.  The mystic ends up binding the man’s hands and leads him away as the video ends.

The musical arrangement featured in ‘Dead Souls’ is an example of the change that Wayne Static displayed in his vocal performance style before his death as well as the approach to songwriting taken by Static’s band mates — Tony Campos, Ken Jay, and Koichi Fukuda since Static’s passing.  Ministry founder/front man Al Jourgensen provided a guest vocal performance for the song.

Campos discussed Jourgensen’s appearance on the song in a recent interview.

“This song has become one of my favorite tracks on the record,” said Campos.  “We had no intention on doing a video for it initially, but it came out so good, we had to do it.  I’m so grateful to Al Jourgensen for singing on the track with Wayne.  Ministry was a big influence on us, and I know Wayne would’ve been just as stoked as I am to have Al sing on one of our records.  I think the video fits the song really well.  It’s dark, creepy, with just a touch of humor.”

More information on Static-X’s new album, tour dates and more is available online now at:

 

Websitehttp://www.static-x.org

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/staticx

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/OfficialStaticX

 

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The Nomadic Pays Tribute To New York With Its Latest Single

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The Nomadic debuted its latest single this week.

The group, founded by Robert Gaylard, debuted its new single ‘Manhattan View‘ Friday.  The song is the act’s fourth single.  It follows the release of the songs ‘Drifting,’ ‘Waiting‘ and most recently, ‘Beyond Blue.’

The musical arrangement at the center of ‘Manhattan View’ is a light, airy work founded in its piano line.  Separate, subtle guitar and bass lines (and apparent harp, too) join with Gaylard’s equally gentle vocal delivery to make the song appealing to fans of acts, such as Train, Peter Cincotti, and Jamie Cullum.

The song’s lyrical theme will leave listeners with a positive feeling, too, according to Gaylard.

“The song is my ode to New York, a city that has become like a second home to me, where there is something magical in the air, something so amazingly creative that you feel like absolutely anything is possible!,” he said.

‘Manhattan View’ is just the latest single that Gaylard had plans to release. He also has plans to release the singles, ‘Walk The Streets,’ ‘Grand Mistakes’ and ‘Under a Georgia Sky’ as the year progresses.

More information on The Nomadic’s new single and upcoming music is available online along with all of the group’s latest news at:

 

Websitehttp://thenomadic.band

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/TheNomadicBand

 

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ESPN Announces First Games For Network’s September Sunday Night Baseball Schedule

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ESPN announced today three big games for its schedule of games in September on Sunday Night Baseball presented by Taco Bell.  The first of that trio of games pits Marlon Byrd and the New York Mets against Bryce Harper and the Washington Nationals in the nation’s capital on September 1st.  The National League showdown will air on ESPN2.  The second of the games will air Sunday, September 8th.  That game will feature a matchup between the currently streaking NL West leading Dodgers—led by Yasiel Puig—and Joey Votto and the Cincinnati Reds.  The third of the newly announced games features the latest round in one of the greatest rivalries in sports.  The Yankees head to hostile ground to face off against their hated foes at Fenway Stadium on Sunday, September 15th in an American League fight as the playoff races heat up.

All three games will be anchored by play-by-play veteran Dan Shulman.  Shulman will be joined by analysts Orel Hershiser and John Kruk and reporter Buster Olney.  All games will be simulcast on ESPN Radio affiliates nationwide.  ESPN Radio broadcasts of Sunday Night Baseball games are anchored by Jon Sciambi.  Sciambi will be joined by analyst Chris Singleton.  Spanish-speaking audiences can also catch the games on ESPN Deportes and ESPN Deportes Radio with Ernesto Jerez, Luis Alfredo Alvarez, Guillermo Celis, and Ozzie Guillen.  All broadcasts are also available online via WatchESPN.

Before September’s games, audiences will get to see the Yankees and Bosox go toe-to-toe yet again this weekend.  The teams will face off this Sunday, August 18th live from Fenway Park.

The current schedule of games on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball presented by Taco Bell is listed below.  Each game is preceded by the network’s pre-game show, Sunday Night Baseball at 7pm ET.

Upcoming Sunday Night Baseball schedule:

Date Game
Aug. 18 New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox
Aug. 25 Boston Red Sox at Los Angeles Dodgers
Sept. 1 New York Mets at Washington Nationals
Sept. 8 Los Angeles Dodgers at Cincinnati Reds
Sept. 15 New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox

*An added note for viewers:  ESPN’s final Sunday Night Baseball presented by Taco Bell broadcast will be Sunday, September 22nd.

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Just Like Vinyl Bridges Old School And New School Metal

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The story behind the naming of Just Like Vinyl is quite the interesting one.  The band, which formed from the ashes of other bands, states in its bio that it got its name courtesy of a homeless man.  According to the band’s bio on its Facebook page, the man in question overheard members Thomas Erak and Jake Carden talking about what to name the band.  He suggested the name, Just Like Vinyl, because music on vinyl was better than so much of today’s music.  So the name stuck.  In listening to the band’s new album, Black Mass, audiences can hear hints of music from the vinyl era.

Those hints of rock’s old days really start in on ‘Walk You Home,’  The guitar riffs on this song are throwbacks to the likes of Iron Maiden and Judas Priest.  That old school musical style mixed in with the more modern vocal styling make this song one of the album’s standout moments.  Lyrically, the song carries a familiar topic as it touches on relationship issues.  There’s more hint of it when the band launches into ‘First Born.’  It’s almost an old school Metallica style.  And the vocals on this piece have a slight Rob Halford tinge, too.  There’s even more of that mix of classic and new school metal in ‘’Pressure/Release.’  There’s even a touch of pop punk on the album’s penultimate track, ‘Lucky Stars.’  Whether for these tracks or the others on this disc, Just Like Vinyl offers something for fans of both old school and new school metal.  The album is available now in stores and online. 

The band will be performing a pair of dates in Seattle, Washington in November and December.  It will follow them up with a show in Mill Creek, Washington on January 18th, 2013.  To get all the latest tour dates and news about Just Like Vinyl, fans can go online to http://www.facebook.com/justlikevinylwa

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