Lost In Static Honors Fallen Friend In New Single, Video

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Independent metal band Lost in Static debuted the video for its latest single this week.

The band debuted the lyric video for its new single ‘Jordan‘ Thursday. The song and video are the second from the band’s forthcoming self-titled debut album, which is scheduled for release later this year.  Its release date will be announced later.

Lost in Static debuted the video for the album’s lead single, ‘Feel Alive‘ more than nine months ago.

The video features footage of the aftermath of a motor vehicle collision and crosses that with the song’s lyrics, which according to a statement about the song, are about a friend of the band who died in a wreck.

“Our new single “Jordan” is our second track to be released from our upcoming debut record,” the statement reads. “’Jordan’ was a childhood friend who unfortunately lost his life from drinking and driving. This song was written in his honour. It’s heavy, it’s beautiful and we hope everyone is going to love it as much as we do!”

The story serves as a starting point for discussions on the dangers of drunk driving and in relation, the disease that is alcoholism.

The song’s musical arrangement is a fiery composition that translates well, the emotions felt by the band members when they learned of their friend’s passing.  Its heavy guitars, screaming vocal delivery and pounding drums and  bass will appeal to fans of bands, such as Whitechapel, Periphery, and Born of Osiris.

‘Jordan’ is available to stream and download here.

More information on Lost In Static’s new single and video is available along with all of the band’s latest news at http://www.facebook.com/lostinstatic.band.

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The Dead Centuries Debuts ‘Pop A Soda’ Video

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Independent rock band The Dead Centuries debuted the video for its latest single this month.

The band debuted the video for its single ‘Pop A Soda‘ June 10.  The instrumental song’s arrangement is what many might call “math metal,” lending itself to comparisons to works from the likes of Periphery, Scale The Summit and Intervals.  It features a guest appearance by Intervals bassist Jacob Umansky.

The band addressed bringing Umansky on board for the song and about the song in general in a collective statement.

“We’re extremely excited to release this track as we feel it marks a big step forward in terms of songwriting, composition, playing, and production,” the statement reads.  We think the sonic depth in “Pop A Soda” is more interesting, ear-catching, and rewarding than previous efforts from the band, and we think listeners will love the caliber of this track. The inclusion of Jacob Umansky (Intervals/JIA) on bass brings another element to the track that helped us get closer to our vision.”

‘Pop A Soda’ is available to stream and download at Spotify, Apple Music and The Dead Centuries’ official bandcamp page.

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

 

Website: http://thedeadcenturies.net

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/deadcenturies

 

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Altostratus Debuts ‘Persea Americana’ Video

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Prog-metal band Altostratus debuted the video for its latest single over the weekend.

The band debuted the video for its single ‘Persea Americana‘ Friday.  The song is featured in the band’s latest album, Complete The Connection and is the third single from the album. The wholly tongue-in-cheek video follows the final days of the life of “Avocado Man.”

On one end, the video presents plenty of laughs for audiences with the very setup of a man in an avocado suit responding to orders for guacamole.  On another level, it will touch audiences deeply with its underlying lyrical theme of accepting our mortality while also entertaining audiences with its heavy musical arrangement.  The arrangement will appeal to fans of bands, such as Tesseract, Periphery and Animals As Leaders.

Bassist Andrew Smith talked about the new video in a recent interview.

“Persea Americana” and the preceding short film, “Holy Guacamole (The Consummation)” tell the story of the conception, birth, life and death of the aptly named, Avocado Man,” he said. “The original story for the video was originally intended as a framework to match the dynamics of the track but as we started creating the video and the ideas started flowing, themes of death and acceptance started weaving their way into it. The short film shows the power of will and love, and what lengths we’ll go to for the people we love. The music video, on the other hand, is about the inevitability of death, and the anxiety that comes with realizing your own mortality. Avocado Man was never meant to be, and once he and the people he loves come to terms with this, only then can they find peace. Ultimately though, it’s about an Avocado that works in the fast food industry and the spooky spells that were conjured to bring him to life.”

The teaser movie for the aforementioned short film is streaming here.

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

 

Website: http://altostratusband.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/altostratusuk

 

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Carolina Rebellion Organizers Announce Details For 5th Annual Festival

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Courtesy: Ashton-Magnuson Media

The Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion Festival is one of North Carolina’s biggest annual music festivals if not the biggest. And this year, the festival will celebrate an important anniversary when it returns to the Rock City Campgrounds at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 2nd and 3rd.

This year, the Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion Festival celebrates its fifth anniversary with one of its biggest lineups to date. The fifth annual festival will feature no fewer than thirty-six acts over two days. The acts tapped to perform this year include some of the biggest names in rock’s past, present, and future. Those names include the likes of: Slayer, Slipknot, Queensryche, Hatebreed, Cheap Trick, Korn, Marilyn Manson, Rise Against, Jackyl, In Flames, Periphery, and many other major names. The current lineup for this year’s festival is listed below.

Saturday, May 2

Korn, Marilyn Manson, Rise Against, Sammy Hagar & The Circle, Chevelle, Cheap Trick, Papa Roach, Bush, Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts, Jackyl, Of Mice & Men, Live, Motionless In White, Periphery, Beartooth, Young Guns, Marmozets, Islander and more.

 

Sunday, May 3

Slipknot, Godsmack, Slayer, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, Breaking Benjamin, Halestorm, Queensrÿche, The Pretty Reckless, In This Moment, In Flames, Tremonti, Suicidal Tendencies, Testament, Hatebreed, Starset, Butcher Babies, We Are Harlot, Exodus, and more.

Slipknot front man Corey Taylor discussed the band’s addition to the bill and playing alongside other great names in rock in a recent interview saying, “We are very excited to be headlining Rebellion this year! We’re honored to be playing in the company of Cheap Trick, one of my all-time favorites, as well as playing with such good friends like Korn, Halestorm and Slayer!” Korn front man Jonathan Davis explained that the Carolina Rebellion festival plays a very important part in that band’s history as it served as the point of reunion for the band with guitarist Brian “Head” Welch in 2012. “Three years ago, we reunited with our brother Head on stage at Carolina Rebellion. Since then, we made a new album and toured the world together,” he said. He went on to note that the reunion means even more as the band plans on playing its debut album in its entirety at this year’s festival. And now we’re back to perform our first album in its entirety.  Rebellion is going to be a really special show for us,” he said.

Carolina Rebellion Festival Co-Executive Producer Gary Spivack of RockHouse discussed the importance of this year’s installment of what is the biggest of the Mid-Atlantic region’s rock festivals and of making it a special, memorable anniversary for audiences. “Rebellion is truly the Carolinas ’ biggest music party of the year,” he said. “For the 5th annual Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion, we wanted to acknowledge not only the best in current rock with the likes of Slipknot, Godsmack, Breaking Benjamin and more, but also celebrate some great iconic rock bands like Sammy Hagar & The Circle, Cheap Trick, Slayer and others to give the Rebels the widest range of Rock N’ Roll possible.”

A ticket pre-sale is currently underway for the festival. It runs until Friday, January 16th at 11:59am ET. The pre-sale offers a limited amount of tickets at early bird pre-sale prices (plus fees). Those prices are:

Weekend General Admission Ticket: $99

Weekend General Admission Ticket 4-Pack: $299

Single Day General Admission Ticket: $59.50

Those that purchase weekend general admission tickets during both the current pre-sale and the upcoming general on-sale period can purchase a VIP Lounge Upgrade for $110. Even bigger news for audiences, the Carolina Rebellion Festival is offering layaway packages for purchase through January 31st. This is the first year that this is being made available for audiences. A limited number of discount tickets for active military members via GovX.

Along with the general admission, weekend general admission, and VIP packages, hotel and camping packages are also currently available. Prices will remain the same through both pre-sale and general on-sale periods. All hotel packages are for three nights. They are available for couples and for groups of up to four. The packages include access to the Friday Night Campground Party in the campgrounds. Camping opens at noon on Friday, May 1st and closes at noon on Monday, May 4th. Camping upgrades include access to the Friday Night Campground Party. The Camping packages include a $25 merchandise voucher, access to VIP Lounge, a festival poster, and access to the Friday Night Campground Party.

The annual Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion Festival is sponsored by Monster Energy, Bud Light, Jack Daniels, Jagermeister, Crazy Dave’s Music Experience, Zippo Encore and others. It is produced by AEG Live, Danny Wimmer Presents, and RockHouse Presents. It is part of the World’s Loudest Month festival series. More information on the Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion Festival is available online at:

Website: http://www.CarolinaRebellion.com

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

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Nothing More, Others Coming To Carrboro, Charlotte Next Month On 2015 Juggernaut Tour

Courtesy;  Metal Blade Records

Courtesy; Metal Blade Records

Up-and-coming hard rock four-piece Nothing More will kick off the new year with a pair of performances in North Carolina.

Nothing More will open 2015 with a live performance Saturday, January 10th at Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro, North Carolina. The band, which is touring in support of its self-titled debut album, is serving as a support act to Periphery on that band’s 2015 “Juggernaut Tour.” It is joined by fellow support acts Wovenwar and Thank You Scientist.   Tickets for the bands’ show at Cat’s Cradle are $18 to $22.  Tickets are available online at http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/717347?utm_medium=459899.  Doors open at 6pm with the show starting at 6:30pm.

After the bands’ show at the Cat’s Cradle, they will head on to Charlotte, North Carolina, where they will perform the next day, Sunday, January 11th at the city’s famed Fillmore. Those looking to attend the bands’ performance at The Fillmore can purchase tickets online via LiveNation at http://concerts.livenation.com/event/0E004D5ECA765781?dma_id=289&wt.mc_id=aff_BUYAT_97249&camefrom=CFC_BUYAT_97249&REFERRAL_ID=tmfeedbuyat97249.  Tickets start at $27 each.  Doors open at 7pm.

Nothing More recently released the second single from its self-titled debut ‘Mr. MTV.’ That single is currently in the Top 25 after having been out only a short time. It is a protest against the image being presented to today’s society concerning how people should look and act in order to be accepted and popular. The song’s companion video can be viewed online now via the band’s website. ‘This Is The Time (Ballst),’ the band’s debut single, grabbed the top spot on many rock charts for three weeks. More information on Nothing More including all of the band’s latest tour updates and news, is available online at:

Website: http://www.nothingmore.net

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/nothingmorerock

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Wovenwar Announces New Slate Of Live Dates

Courtesy;  Metal Blade Records

Courtesy; Metal Blade Records

Wovenwar will return to the road in 2015.

Metal Blade Records and the members of Wovenwar announced this week that the band will kick off 2015 alongside Nothing More and Thank You Scientists! on the Juggernaut tour. The bands will serve as support acts for headlining act Periphery. The tour kicks off Saturday, January 10th and will run for five weeks, ending February 14th in Philadelphia, PA. Tickets for the tour go on sale tomorrow, Friday, November 7th.   VIP packages will be available online via Soundrink.com.

Wovenwar is currently wrapping up the European leg of its tour in support of its self-titled debut record. That record is available now in stores and online. The last date for the European leg of the band’s tour will be this Saturday, November 8th in Goteborg, Sweden. After that, the band will take some much needed time off for the holidays, recharging and getting ready for the upcoming Juggernaut Tour. The complete schedule for the Juggernaut Tour is listed below.

WOVENWAR
Tour w/ Periphery, Nothing More, Thank You Scientist
January 10 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle
January 11 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore
January 12 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
January 13 Tampa, FL Orpheum
January 14 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution Live
January 16 New Orleans, LA House of Blues
January 17 Houston, TX House of Blues
January 18 Dallas, TX House of Blues
January 20 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theatre
January 21 Phoenix, AZ Club Red
January 22 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues
January 23 Anaheim, CA Yost Theater
January 26 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
January 27 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theater
January 28 Seattle, WA El Corazon
January 31 Denver, CO Summit Music Hall
February 2 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theater
February 3 Chicago, IL House of Blues
February 4 Detroit, MI St. Andrew’s Hall
February 6 Toronto, ON Opera House
February 7 Montreal, QC Corona Theatre
February 8 Albany, NY Upstate Concert Hall
February 9 Rochester, NY Water Street Music Hall
February 11 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
February 12 New York, NY Irving Plaza
February 13 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore
February 14 Philadelphia, PA District N9ne

Tickets for the bands’ show at Cat’s Cradle are $18 to $22.  Tickets are available online at http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/717347?utm_medium=459899.  Doors open at 6pm with the show starting at 6:30pm.

Those looking to attend the bands’ performance at The Fillmore can purchase tickets online via LiveNation at http://concerts.livenation.com/event/0E004D5ECA765781?dma_id=289&wt.mc_id=aff_BUYAT_97249&camefrom=CFC_BUYAT_97249&REFERRAL_ID=tmfeedbuyat97249.  Tickets start at $27 each.  Doors open at 7pm.

More information on Wovenwar, its new album and all of the latest updates from the band is available online at:

Website: http://www.wovenwar.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/wovenwar

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Between The Buried and Me, Job for a Cowboy join Summer Slaughter tour

AGOURA HILLS, CALIFORNIA–Metal Blade label mates Between The Buried and Me and Job for a Cowboy have announced their addition to this year’s Summer Slaughter tour.  The bands will join Faceless, Periphery and a slew of other metal acts.  Job for a Cowboy joins the tour fresh off the heels of the release of its new album, “Demonocracy.”  Between The Buried and Me will start work on the follow-up to its metal Blade debut, “The Parallax:  Hypersleep Dialogues” after completing its tour. 

North Carolina fans of the bands will get their chance to see all the bands on the bill when the tour makes a stop at Amos’ SouthEnd in Charlotte on August 3rd.  Between The Buried and Me and Job For a Cowboy will continue on together to play three dates together to close out the month of August after the Summer Slaughter tour ends.  Those shows will be in Arizona, Oklahoma and Missouri on August 28th, 29th, and 30th respectively. 

More information on the Summer Slaughter tour and both bands is available at the Metal Blade website, http://www.metalblade.com, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/metlabladerecords, and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/metalblade.