Overkill Continues Its ‘Welcome To The Garden State’ Video Series

Courtesy: Nuclear Blast Records

Overkill will release its new album next week, and in anticipation of the album’s release, the band has released one more video in its docu-series, “Welcome To The Garden State.”

The band released the fifth video in the series on Friday.  In this latest video, the band’s members discuss the creation of the video for its single ‘Hello From The Gutter’ and the birth of its “mascot’ “Chaly” the bat skull.

The band’s members discussed in the series’ previous installments, venues that they attended in their formative years, and the venues in which they performed, East coast vs. West coast sound, their early influences and the band’s place in the industry, and the band’s roots.

Overkill’s docu-series is just part of its efforts to promote its forthcoming album The Wings of War.  The band has also released videos for the album’s singles Head of a Pin and Last Man Standing.

 

Courtesy: Nuclear Blast Records

Along with its new video, the band also recently announced a new slate of live dates in support of The Wings of War.  Death Angel and Act of Defiance will serve as support on the tour.

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

Confirmed dates for the OVERKILL Wings Over The USA 2019 Tour with DEATH ANGEL & ACT OF DEFIANCE are:
4/25/2019  Sound Stage/ Rams Head  – Baltimore, MD
4/26/2019  Theater of the Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA 
4/27/2019  Rex Theater –  Pittsburgh, PA 
4/28/2019  House of Blues  – Cleveland, OH
4/29/2019  Mercury Ballroom  – Louisville, KY
4/30/2019  St Andrews Hall  – Detroit, MI 
5/01/2019  Intersection  – Grand Rapids, MI 
5/02/2019  House of Blues – Chicago, IL 
5/03/2019  Varsity Theater –  Minneapolis, MN
5/04/2019  The Rave –  Milwaukee, WI
5/05/2019  Delmar Hall  – St Louis, MO
5/06/2019  The Cannery Ballroom  – Nashville, TN      
5/08/2019  Bogarts  – Cincinnati, OH  
5/09/2019  Anthology  – Rochester, NY  
5/10/2019  PlayStation Theater – New York, NY **w/ Life Of Agony
5/11/2019  Paradise – Boston, MA

The Wings of War will be available on a variety of platforms, all of which are noted below.  Pre-orders for The Wings of War are open now.

The Wings Of War will be available for purchase in the following formats:

  • CD Digipak
  • CD Digi + T-Shirt + Poster Bundle
  • Green Cassette
  • Grey Vinyl (limited to 1,500)
  • Green with Yellow Splatter vinyl (limited to 500)
Please note that imported items will ship

The full track listing for The Wings of War is noted below.

Below is the track listing for The Wings Of War
1              Last Man Standing
2              Believe In The Fight
3              Head Of A Pin
4              Bat Shit Crazy
5              Distortion
6              A Mother’s Prayer
7              Welcome To The Garden State
8              Where Few Dare To Walk
9              Out On The Road-Kill
10           Hole In My Soul

More information on The Wings of War is available online now along with all of Overkill’s latest news and more at:

 

Websitehttp://www.wreckingcrew.com

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/OverkilLWreckingCrew

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/OverkillBand

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Jenny Teator Premieres ‘Surrender’ Video

Pop-country artist Jennie Teator debuted the video for her new single this week.

The singer-songwriter debuted the video for her song ‘Surrender’ on Wednesday via Tru Rock Revival.  Directed by Jim Foster, the video puts Teator in a wooded setting as a young man pursues her.  the catch is that he doesn’t catch her, but rather she captures him.  It should be noted here that there are some suggestive moments in this video, though none of those moments are explicit.

Courtesy: TAG Publicity

Teator premiered ‘Surrender‘ on Jan. 6.  It was produced by Oh No! Oktapus  at Red 13 Studios.  The song’s musical arrangement boasts a slight pop-country vibe that will appeal to a wide range of listeners.  Its lyrical theme is just as certain to be far-reaching in its appeal, as is evidenced through Teator’s explanation of said theme.

“‘Surrender’ is about lust and curiosity,” Teator said.  “It talks about the primal want you get when someone comes into your life and they leave you wanting MORE.  It’s more than just, ‘I’m attracted to you.’  It was this powerful gut feeling that took over my body, creating thoughts of what it could be like with this person.  I think we are quick to disregard those moments and immediately feel “dirty” or “wrong” for thinking those thoughts.  I’m saying, ’embrace it.’  We are only human.  The possibilities are endless, ya’ll.”

Teator premiered the song ‘Surrender‘ on Jan. 6.  It was produced by Oh No! Oktapus  at Red 13 Studios.  The song’s musical arrangement boasts a slight pop-country vibe that will appeal to a wide range of listeners.  Its lyrical theme is just as certain to be far-reaching in its appeal, as is evidenced through Teator’s explanation of said theme.

“‘Surrender’ is about lust and curiosity,” Teator said.  “It talks about the primal want you get when someone comes into your life and they leave you wanting MORE.  It’s more than just, ‘I’m attracted to you.’  It was this powerful gut feeling that took over my body, creating thoughts of what it could be like with this person.  I think we are quick to disregard those moments and immediately feel “dirty” or “wrong” for thinking those thoughts.  I’m saying, ’embrace it.’  We are only human.  The possibilities are endless, ya’ll.”

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Twitterhttp://twitter.com/jennyteator

 

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Journey To Release New Live Recording Next Month

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Journey is partnering with Eagle Rock Entertainment to release its next new live recording.

Live in Japan 2017Escape + Frontiers is scheduled for release on March 29.  It will be available on DVD+2CD and Blu-ray+2CD combo packs.

Originally recorded Feb. 7, 2017at Japan’s famed Budokan stage, the concert features the band performing songs from its landmark albums Escape (1981) and Frontiers (1983).  The two albums combined produced eight Top 40 singles and sold almost 20 million copies worldwide.  Among the songs featured in the concert’s expansive 26-song, 2-hour set are the timeless classic ‘Don’t Stop Believin’,’ ‘Edge of the Blade,’ and ‘Faithfully.

The concert’s complete set list is noted below.

TRACK LISTING:

DVD portion:
1. Don’t Stop Believin’ Intro
2. Don’t Stop Believin’
3. Stone In Love
4. Who’s Crying Now
5. Keep On Runnin’
6. Still They Ride
7. Escape
8. Lay It Down
9. Dead Or Alive
10. Neal Schon Guitar Solo
11. Mother, Father
12. Jonathan Cain Piano Solo
13. Open Arms
14. Separate Ways Intro
15. Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)
16. Send Her My Love
17. Chain Reaction
18. After The Fall
19. Faithfully
20. Edge Of The Blade
21. Steve Smith Drum Solo
22. Back Talk
23. Frontiers
24. Rubicon
25. La Raza del Sol
26. Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeezin’

2CD:
CD1: Escape
1. Don’t Stop Believin’ Intro
2. Don’t Stop Believin’
3. Stone In Love
4. Who’s Crying Now
5. Keep On Runnin’
6. Still They Ride
7. Escape
8. Lay It Down
9. Dead Or Alive
10. Neal Schon Guitar Solo
11. Mother, Father
12. Jonathan Cain Piano Solo
13. Open Arms

CD2: Frontiers
14. Separate Ways Intro
15. Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)
16. Send Her My Love
17. Chain Reaction
18. After The Fall
19. Faithfully
20. Edge Of The Blade
21. Steve Smith Drum Solo
22. Back Talk
23. Frontiers
24. Rubicon
25. La Raza del Sol
26. Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeezin’

A trailer for the recording is streaming online now herePre-orders are open now.

More information on Live in Japan 2017Escape + Frontiers is available along with all of Journey’s latest news and more at:

 

Website: http://www.journeymusic.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/journeyofficial

 

More information on this and other titles from Eagle Rock Entertainment is available online now at:

 

Website: http://www.eagle-rock.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/EagleRockNews

 

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Pop Evil Wants Audiences To ‘Be Legendary’

Pop Evil debuted the video for its latest single this week.

The band premiered the video for its new single ‘Be Legendary‘ on Thursday.  The video follows childhood versions of the band’s members as they face a pair of bullies who took every chance to make the then young friends miserable.  Eventually the group stands up to the bullies before the video flashes forward to the band looking back on the site of that face-off as the song ends.

Courtesy: Entertainment One

Directed by Columbia Tatone, who also directed the band’s videos for ‘A Crime to Remember,’ ‘Colors Bleed‘ and ‘Waking Lions,’ the video illustrates the song’s lyrical theme, which he discussed in a recent interview.

“This story is for the underdogs,” Tatone said.  “It’s about friendship and togetherness.  A reminder that although life doesn’t always ‘play fair,’ know that our trials are a gift as you build sustaining character, discovering what you’re indeed made of and what you are made for as you earn the victory on the climb back up.”

Pop evil front man Leigh Kakaty expanded on Tatone’s comments.

“When we were first writing this song, it started with this addictive yet hypnotic guitar riff,” Kakaty said.  “Suddenly, I could see our friends coming together as one.  I just felt like this was going to be a great opportunity to write an anthemic type of lyrical song that could possibly motivate people.  Now we see all our fans posting on social media how this song motivates them in their daily lives.  Plus, to see how passionate they are whenever they hear us perform it live.  Time will tell just how big this song can become.”

‘Be Legendary’ is taken from the band’s self-titled 2018 album, which was released via Entertainment One. Pop Evil just wrapped the North American leg of its tour in support of the album with veteran comedian Don Jamieson..

With the North American leg of its tour done, the band will head to Europe next week for a 10-date run there.  From there, the band will take a month off to rest and recharge before heading down under for a series of dates across Australia from Apr. 4 to Apr. 7.

Once the band winds down its European and Australian runs, it will return to the U.S. for another run from Apr. 10-20.  The band’s current schedule is noted below.

Tue, Feb 19, FRANKFURT, DE ZOOM
Wed, Feb 20, PARIS, FR LE TRABENDO
Thu, Feb 21, MUNICH, DE BACKSTAGE HALLE
Fri, Feb 22, BERLIN, DE FRANNZ-CLUB
Sat, Feb 23, HAMBURG, DE HEADCRASH
Sun, Feb 24, COLOGNE, DE LUXOR
Wed, Feb 27, MANCHESTER, UK REBELLION
Thu, Feb 28, BIRMINGHAM, UK O2 ACADEMY3
Fri, Mar 01, ISLINGTON, UK O2 ACADEMY ISLINGTON
Sat, Mar 02, AMSTERDAM, NL MELKWEG
Thu, Apr 04, ADELAIDE, AU THE GOV
Fri, Apr 05, MELBOURNE, AU THE PRINCE
Sat, Apr 06, SYDNEY, AU METRO
Sun, Apr 07, BRISBANE, AU WOOLLY MAMMOTH
Wed, Apr 10, CINCINNATI, OH BOGARTS
Thu, Apr 11, GREENSBORO, NC DENIM
Fri, Apr 12, CHARLESTON, SC WYBB SHOW
Sat, Apr 13, ORLANDO, FL EARTHDAY BIRTHDAY
Tue, Apr 16, DESTIN FL CLUB LA
Thu, Apr 18, PITTSBURGH, PA JERGELS
Fri, Apr 19, AKRON, OH GOODYEAR THEATER
Sat, Apr 20, DETROIT, MI THE FILLMORE

More information on Pop Evil’s upcoming live dates, its new video, single and more is available online now at:

 

Website: http://popevil.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/popevil

 

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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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Mike Orlando Releases Live Clip From New DVD

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Adrenaline Mob guitarist Mike Orlando released a new DVD titled Sonic Stomp early this month.

In celebration of the DVD’s release, Orlando released a video of his performance of the song ‘Burn’ on Feb. 8 via Guitar World.  The performance is one of 13 featured on the live in-studio recording, which was originally captured at Thiago Bianchi’s Fusao Studios in Cotia, Brazil while Orlando was on tour in South America with Sonic Stomp and Noturnall.

Sonic Stomp features 14 songs lifted from each of Orlando’s two current Sonic Stomp records.  Sonic Stomp III is currently scheduled for release later this year. The majority of the DVD’s track listing comes from the more recent of those records.

The DVD’s full track listing is noted below.

Performance Track List:
1. Wheels In Motion
2. Throwdown
3. Burn
4. Cirque De Insanity
5. Shaga Duga
6. A Vision Of You
7. Dig It
8. Game Show
9. Full Speed X
10. Horizons
11. Jam On It
12. Sonic Stomp
13. Changes

Sonic Stomp was released in 2007.  It was followed by Sonic Stomp II in 2010.  Orlando’s new DVD was mixed and mastered by Orlando at his own Sonic Stomp Studios.  It was filmed by Foggy Filmes, Inc.  Sonic Stomp can be ordered now here.

More information on Mike Orlando is available online along with all of his latest news and more at:

 

Website: http://mikeorlandomusic.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/mikeorlandomusic2

Twitter: http://twitter.com/mikeorlando1

 

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Lullwater Touring With Sevendust; Debuts New Video

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Lullwater debuted its latest music video this month

The independent Georgia-based band debuted the video for its latest single ‘Empty Chamber‘ on Feb. 8.  The video, which originally debuted at Consequence of Sound, features the band performing its new single in the studio and crosses that with footage of the band at work on both sides of the glass in-between.

In regards to its musical arrangement, the song will appeal to fans of bands, such as Buckcherry, Stone Temple Pilots and Small Town Titans.  The song’s lyrical content focuses on a familiar topic, according to front man John Strickland.

“We all have experienced and been in a moment of excruciating emotional pain, and ‘Empty Chamber’ was written during one of those moments,’Strickland said.  “The song has an upbeat tempo and happy melodic vibe, but the lyrics are depressing and filled with anxiety.  Sometimes everything in life can be going great, but you still struggle with emotional pan and confusion.  I feel ‘Empty Chamber’ embodies that emotion.”

‘Empty Chamber’ is taken from Lullwater’s most recent album Voodoo, which was released Feb. 1.  The record is the band’s third full-length studio recording and fourth overall recording. Its track listing is noted below.

Track List:
1. Curtain Call
2. Dark Divided
3. Empty Chamber
4. Similar Skin
5. This Life
6. Godlike
7. Buzzards
8. Fight Of Your Life
9. Into The Sun
10. Yellow Bird
11. Suffer Not

The band released its self-titled debut album in 2012.  It was followed up by the LP Revival in 2015 and the band’s debut EP The Seattle Sessions in 2017.  That EP was a live recording from the band.

Lullwater is currently promoting Voodoo as it supports Sevendust on its headlining tour in support of its latest album All I See Is War (2018).  Cane Hill, Tremonti and Kirra are also serving as support on the tour.  The tour’s current schedule is noted below.

02/16 @ Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
02/18 @ Toads Place – New Haven, CT
02/19 @ The Chance Theater – Poughkeepsie, NY
02/20 @ The Rapids Theater, Niagara Falls, U.S.A. – Buffalo, NY
02/22 @ The Machine Shop – Flint, MI
02/25 @ Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH
02/26 @ House of Blues Chicago – Chicago, IL
02/27 @ The Blue Note – Columbia, MO
03/01 @ The Cotillion – Wichita, KS
03/02 @ Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
03/03 @ VIBES Event Center – San Antonio, TX

Tickets are available here.

More information on Lullwater’s tour, music and more is available online now at:

 

Website: http://www.lullwatermusic.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/lullwatermusic

 

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