Joyous Wolf Debuts ‘Quiet Heart’ Video

Courtesy: Roadrunner Records

Joyous Wolf debuted the video for its latest single this week.

The band debuted the video for its single ‘Quiet Heart’ Friday through Loudwire.  The video features the band performing its new single in an otherwise dim set lit strategically by a series of lights.  the song’s arrangement crosses the band’s classic rock influences with a more modern mainstream sound that will appeal widely to rock audiences.  Joyous Wolf front man Nick Reese talked about the video’s concept and the song’s lyrical content in his interview with Loudwire.

‘Quiet Heart’ is taken from Joyous Wolf’s debut EP Place in Time, which was released in April through Roadrunner Records.  The band is touring in support of the record alongside veteran rock band Deep Purple.

The bands’ tour is scheduled to make a stop in Houston, TX on Monday; New Orleans, LA on Tuesday; Orlando, FL on Thursday; St. Petersburg, FL on Friday and Atlanta, GA on Sunday.  The tour does not end there.  It continues into October.  The tour’s schedule is noted below.

JOYOUS WOLF ON TOUR:
WITH DEEP PURPLE:

9/23 — Houston, TX — Revention Music Center
9/24 — New Orleans, LA Saenger Theatre
9/26 — Orlando, FL — Walt Disney Theatre at Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts
9/27 — St. Petersburg, FL — Mahaffey Theater
9/29 — Atlanta, GA — Coca-Cola Roxy
9/30 — Nashville, TN — Andrew Jackson Hall
10/2 — Washington, DC — Warner Theatre
10/4 — Monticello, NY — Resorts World Catskills
10/5 — Boston, MA — Orpheum Theater
10/8 — New York, NY — Beacon Theatre – NY
10/9 — Uncasville, CT — Mohegan Sun Convention Center
10/10 — Upper Darby, PA — Tower Theater
10/11 — Sacramento, CA — Discovery Park
10/12 — Indianapolis, IN — Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
10/13 — Milwaukee, WI — Riverside Theatre
10/15 — Detroit, MI — Fox Theatre Detroit
10/16 — Northfield, OH — MGM Northfield Park
10/18 — Rosemont, IL — Rosemont Theatre

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Joyous Wolf Carves Out Its Own “Place” In 2019’2 New EP Field With ‘Place In Time’

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Rock band Joyous Wolf has been making quite the name for itself since first breaking out last year.  The band has released a handful of singles and is currently making its way across America with Buckcherry.  With each new step, Joyous Wolf’s name keeps getting even bigger, and on Friday, the excitement over the band reached its peak as the band released its debut EP Place in Time through Roadrunner Records.  The almost half-hour record is an interesting offering in that the seven songs that make up its 27-minute run time lend themselves stylistically to bands, such as Pearl Jam, Seven Mary Three and Soundgarden, just to name a few bands.  One could even argue that there are comparisons to Buckcherry present at points in the EP, too.  Keeping in mind that wide range of sounds, the record’s musical content alone is certain to generate a wide appeal for the record.  The album’s lyrical content does just as much to make the record appealing.  The record’s opener ‘Had Enough’ is just one of the songs that serves to illustrate those statements.  It will be addressed shortly.  The EP’s title track is another notable addition to its whole, and will be addressed a little later.  ‘Mother Rebel,’ the EP’s penultimate entry, is yet another song that serves to show how the record’s musical and lyrical content collectively keep listeners engaged and entertained.  When it is considered along with the other songs noted here and the rest of the EP’s compositions, the whole of Place in Time becomes a work that is certain to carve out its own place in today’s rock and roll realm.

Joyous Wolf’s debut EP Place in Time is a good first effort from the up-and-coming California-based rock and roll outfit.  It is a record that is certain to appeal to its target audience through its straight forward rock and roll arrangements and equally accessible lyrical content within each of its seven songs.  The EP’s opener ‘Had Enough’ is just one of the ways in which the noted statements are proven.  The song’s mid-tempo 4/4 arrangement is everything that any active rock radio programmer looks for.  That is proven with the steady time keeping from drummer Robert Sodaro.  Sodaro’s work forms the song’s foundation while guitarist Blake Allard adds his own touch to the song with his classic-rock influenced riffs.  Front man Nick Reese’s vocal delivery and sound meanwhile lend themselves to comparisons to the likes of Pearl Jam front man Eddie Vedder and the late Soundgarden front man Chris Cornell.  Bassist Greg Braccio puts the finishing touch to the arrangement, bringing everything together in one whole.  All things considered, the song’s arrangement creates a sound and feel that is certain to have wide-ranging appeal.  It is just one part of what creates that appeal.  The confidence in the song’s lyrical content adds to that appeal.

Reese sings in the song’s lead verse, “Reminisce/I won’t miss/How they’ve made me shiver/I’ll admit/I know this of myself/Won’t submit/Hypocrite/Or at least consider/I don’t fit/I don’t walk with this crowd.”  He continues in the song’s chorus, I’m a man/Now I’m gonna light you up/Taking over/Gonna let it all go/Had enough/I’ve shut you up/Why don’t you just go home/Had enough/I’ll shut you up/Why don’t you leave me alone/I’ve had enough/So I’ve shut you up.”  He adds in the song’s second verse, “Counterfeit/It’s a trip/Not a true contender/But it’s a lovely place to raise your kids/Bottle it/Cradle it/ The elite pretenders/And I swear you won’t fool me again.”  He even goes so far as to tell someone, “why don’t you drop dead” in the song’s third verse.  It is clear that the song’s subject has had enough of someone(s) through these verses, and is voicing that frustration here.  The fire in that voiced frustration couples with the fire in the song’s arrangement to make the whole a work that is a strong first statement from the band in this record.  It makes the song just one of the works that makes the EP in whole stand out, too.  The record’s title track is one more example of what makes Joyous Wolf’s new EP stand out in this year’s field of new EPs.

‘Place in Time’ stands out in part due to its musical arrangement.  The arrangement at the center of this nearly four-minute rocker is a steady, driving composition that conjures thoughts of Buckcherry and touches of Led Zeppelin just to name a couple of acts with similar sounds.  That’s not a bad thing either.  Unlike with some other bands out there *coughs Greta Van Fleet* the similarity here is not a blatant rip off of the songs that seemingly influenced this work.  Rather they served as a starting point for the band to craft its own opus.  Keeping this in mind, the song’s arrangement in itself does plenty to keep listeners engaged and entertained.  It is just one of the elements deserving of attention here.  The song’s lyrical content is just as important to its whole as its musical arrangement.

What makes the song’s lyrical content stand out is that it comes across as presenting a theme of self-confidence and realization, so to speak.  That is partially evident in the song’s lead verse, in which Reese sings, “I’m growing up/I’m growing out/I’m gonna write just what my story’s about/Picture me in my own world/Picture me/Live how you want to live/You want to live/I want to live/In my place and time.”  He is saying he has become his own person, adding people in general should be their own individuals.  He adds in the song’s second verse, “I’m reaching in/I’m feeling down/Too many people bitching/They don’t even use their mouths/Picture me in my world/Live how you want to live/I want to live/In my place in time.”  He goes on to repeat that final statement time and again following the song’s bridge, reminding listeners to live for themselves.  It’s not the first time – again – that any band has promoted individuality.  That aside, it still manages to translate well in this case.  At the same time, it also manages to resonate well with listeners because of that accessibility.  When this is considered along with the radio ready nature of the song’s arrangement, both elements together make the song yet another example of why Place in Time is a strong new offering from Joyous Wolf.  It is hardly the last example of what makes the record stand out.  ‘Mother Rebel’ is another notable addition to the EP.

‘Mother Rebel,’ the EP’s penultimate song, is another example of what makes Place in Time a strong first offering from the band.  Much like ‘Had Enough’ stands out in part because of the song’s arrangement, so does this work.  Right off the bat, the song’s arrangement conjures thoughts of Seven Mary Three’s hit song ‘Cumbersome’ thanks to Allard’s work on guitar and Sodaro’s work behind the kit.  The two arrangements, while not exact musical mirror images of one another, are eerily similar.  Whether that is good or bad is left up to listeners’ own thoughts.  What sets the two apart is the addition of the southern rock edge to the arrangement in ‘Mother Rebel.’  Keeping that in mind, the arrangement still works and will appeal to listeners, despite that close similarity to Seven Mary Three’s song.  It is just one part of what makes the song stand out.  The song’s lyrical content serves to make it stand out, too.

The song’s lead verse reads, “Stone free/Maybelline/Writes it her way/I’m told that’s insane, yeah/The ancient came to you/Right beside the rebel lead/Somebody better know how you sting/Then the people started talking/Seems the rebs weren’t very keen/On what you wrote inside a binding/Stressed belief.”  The song continues in its second verse, “Yeah, there she goes/Break through Mrs. Brave/Hold them to the mark/Only you could go light that spark now/But oh those boys/They walk with malice/And not a one would walk without us/You now it’s all about what you have got/Then the people started marching/Men in gray and blue were border bound/For what was right/They thought was wronging/Kill your brother and friends.”  It would seem that in considering all of this, the song focuses on the female spies of the civil way, or maybe even one in particular – one Sarah Emma Edmonds, who was a spy for the Union troops.  Of course all this could be completely off the mark, so it should not be taken as anything more than this critic’s own interpretation of the lyrics.  If it is at least somewhere in the proverbial ballpark, then it certainly makes for a very interesting topic.  It would make the band hardly the first ever to mix history and music.  That aside, it still makes for an interesting song in its own right.  To that end, whatever the song’s true lyrical them here, the discussion that it is certain to generate through that sole element is more than enough proof of why it is one of the EP’s most notable entries, but still not the last of the record’s most notable works.  When it is considered along with ‘Place in Time,’ ‘Had Enough’ and the rest of the record’s entries, the EP in whole proves itself a work that carves its own place (yes, that awful pun was intended) in this year’s field of new EPs.

Joyous Wolf’s new EP Place in Time is a good offering from the up-and-coming rock and roll outfit from California.  That is because it balances quite well, elements of class and modern rock and roll for a musical whole that gives it wide appeal.  The record’s lyrical themes generate just as much interest as its musical arrangements.  Both statements are evidenced in all three of the songs noted here.  Much the same can be said of the EP’s other songs not directly discussed here.  All things considered, the record is certain to make listeners joyous.  Place in Time is available now.  More information on Place in Time is available online now along with all of Joyous Wolf’s latest news and more at:

 

 

 

Website: http://placeintime.joyouswolf.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/joyouswolfmusic

 

 

 

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‘Distance Over Time’ Is A Welcome Return To Form For Dream Theater

Courtesy: Inside Out Music

Prog-metal band Dreram Theater recently released its 14th full-length studio recording to the masses.  The album, Distance Over Time, is another strong effort from the band.  The band’s first outing away from Roadrunner Records since the 2005 release of Octavarium (Atlantic Records), is a positive return to form for the band.  It has far less of the spit-shined commercial sound of those records that the band released while on Roadrunner’s roster, and more elements of so many of its past albums.  Its lyrical themes are just as interesting as its musical content.  The album’s opener, ‘Untethered Angel’ is just one of the songs featured in the new album that serves to support those statements.  ‘S2N,’ which comes just past the album’s halfway point, does just as much to support the noted statements, and will be addressed a little later.  The album’s finale and bonus track ‘Viper King’ proves just as interesting as ‘S2N’ and ‘Untethered Angel.’  It will be discussed later, too.  Each song is important in its own right to the whole of Distance Over Time.  When they are considered together with the seven other songs not directly addressed here, the whole of the album presents Dream Theater as a band that has finally gotten back up to speed.  Yes, that awful pun was intended.

Veteran prog-metal band Dream Theater has been making music, touring the world and building its fan base for 34 years. The band’s new album Distance Over Time serves as a reminder of all that the band has accomplished in that time, while also reminding listeners the band in whole has no intention of slowing down as it continues to move forward.  This is evidenced in part through the album’s opener and lead single ‘Untethered Angel.’  The song’s musical arrangement is easily comparable to the songs featured in the band’s 1999 album Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory.  That is evident early on in the song’s five-minute plus run time.  The combination of front man James LaBrie’s vocal delivery style along with John Petrucci’s guitar line and Jordan Rudess’ keyboard arrangement couples with Mike Mangini’s work behind the kit to create that sense of a song that would have fit well into that album.  Considering the overall theme of that record, the lyrical theme of this work makes it feel even more like it would belong on that record.

The lyrical theme of ‘Untethered Angel’ centers on someone dealing with a lot of inner turmoil, which is very similar to the past life recollections of the figure at the center of Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory.  Given, the scenario there is not entirely like that presented here, but it is still similar enough that it would work.  LaBrie sings in the song’s lead verse, “You’ve built this world around you/Your universe/In spite of best intentions/Things could not be worse/Chaos and fear have left you hanging by a thread/As you argue with the voice inside your head/Untethered angel/Falling into darkness/Don’t be afraid of letting go/Giving up yourself will set you free.”  He goes on to sing in the song’s second verse, “Misgiving and dismay/Nightmares and wasted days/Can’t live your life this way/Something needs to change/Cold feet and second thoughts/Entangled, tied in knots/Avoidance at all costs/A painful thing to watch.”  From there, he returns to the chorus as the song reaches its bridge and finale.  Overall, the song seems to be addressing someone, again, dealing with a strong inner battle with himself/herself.  Those who recall MP2: SFAM will recall that the subject’s past life had quite a lot held inside.  Yes, it was a different scenario, but it was still a dark past.  To that end, this is still similar enough to the prior record to make it work.  Considering it on its own merits, it works just as well because it serves as a reminder to those going through difficult times in life (who isn’t going through some difficult emotional situations?) that things can get better.  Keeping this in mind along with the song’s fully engaging musical arrangement, the whole of the song becomes a solid started for DOT and just one way in which the album proves itself a strong return to form for the band.  It is just one of the album’s high points, too.  ‘S2N,’ which comes just past the album’s halfway point, does just as much as ‘Untethered Angel’ to show what makes DOT a positive new offering from Dream Theater.

‘S2N’ stands out in part because of its musical arrangement.  Needless to say, the song’s arrangement is classic Dream Theater all the way around.  Bassist John Myung’s impeccable work once again shows why he is nicknamed the octopus.  John Petrucci’s guitar line joins with Myung’s bass line to take listeners back to Dream Theater’s heyday while Mike Mangini’s time keeping and Jordan Rudess’ work on the keys strengthens the foundation even more.  Mangini’s ability to seamlessly keep time while utilizing every single inch of his kit is impressive to say the least.  The whole of the arrangement harkens back to the works featured in the band’s 1997 album Falling Into Infinity while also adding a bit of a modern metal vibe – again thanks to Petrucci – at times.  That element is just one part of what makes the song so engaging and entertaining.  The seeming social commentary contained within the song’s lyrical content adds its own share of interest to the song.

LaBrie sings in the song’s lead verse, “Are we paying attention or are we drifting/Too much negative action/Not enough positive reaction/What’s the state of humanity/Where’s the peace and harmony/Free the signal/Your inner voice/Time to transcend/Block out the noise/Signal to noise becomes the answer/the world keeps turning as we latch onto the wheel.”  He adds in the song’s second verse, “Have you heard the news/A surging sea of circumstance/Pain, starvation, war, abuse/Sterile gloves hide dirty hands/Shocking truth/Climate change/Floods and fires/Hurricanes/Overdose, suicide/Innocent die/Fear and race/Endless lies/Sex and faith, terrorize/Drugs and guns taking lives/Innocent die.”  There is little doubt that this is commentary about the current state of the world, and a wake up call about it all.  Given, it is hardly the first song to ever address how bad things are and the need for people to do something about it.  That does not lessen its impact or importance, as people always need to be reminded and aware so that they do not become complacent about the state of the world.  Things can potentially only get worse if people become complacent.  To that end, this content is just as important as the song’s musical arrangement.  When they are coupled, they make ‘S2N’ another example of how much DOT has to offer audiences.  It is definitely not the last example of the album’s strength.  The album’s finale and bonus track ‘Viper King’ is one more example of that strength.

‘Viper King’ stands out in part because of a musical arrangement that is largely unlike anything the band has previously crafted.  Rudess’ keyboard line and Mangini’s steady hi-hat beat conjures thoughts of Deep Purple as the song opens.  Once the rest of the band comes in, the overall heaviness creates a sense of something similar to some of today’s biggest hard rock acts.  At the same time, that link back to Deep Purple remains throughout.  The whole makes the song’s arrangement perhaps the album’s highest point.  That is because, again, it finds the band moving in what would seem to be previously unexplored territory.  It is a welcome and successful venture.  Of course it is only part of what makes the song overall stand out.  The song’s lyrical content adds its own share of interest, again harkening back to Deep Purple even here.

Looking at the song’s lyrical content, one can’t help but make a comparison to Deep Purple’s Highway Star.’  That is because LaBrie seems to be singing about…well…a car; a Dodge Viper at that, thus the title ‘Viper King.’  He sings in the song’s lead verse, “Venomous by design/Lying idle, biding time/Bore down the clutch/Tore up the road/Six hundred horses/Genetic code/Lightning speed/The road she bends/Slammed down the brakes/Losing my ass end.”  One can’t help but figure that this is something about a car and simply going out driving in said car.  It’s possible that is completely the incorrect assumption, but one can’t help but imagine the noted topic is what is addressed.  The chorus adds to the supposition that the song is “auto-centric,” as LaBrie sings, “Drive on/pushed to the limit/My Viper King/We’re flying high/Drive on/Filled with desire/Nothing to fear/I feel alive/My Viper King.”  He even goes on from there to sing, “Speed demon/Tempting fate/Do or die/in the blink of an eye.”  Once again, if this is not a song about a car, it will definitely be interesting to discover the song’s actually theme.  If it is a song about a car and the simple joys of being behind the wheel on the open road, then it has been presented quite well.  That is just as much the case considering the song’s musical arrangement.  When that element is considered along with the song’s engaging lyrical content, the whole of the song makes for a great final statement from the band on this album, and yet another example of how much the album has to offer.  When the song is considered along with the songs previously discussed here and the rest of the album’s entries, the whole of DOT proves to be a positive return to form for Dream Theater and a sign that the band has finally gotten back up to speed.

Dream Theater’s 14th full-length studio recording Distance Over Time is a welcome return from the veteran prog-metal band.  That is because, having finally parted ways with Roadrunner Records, the band has finally returned to form on this outing.  That is evidenced through all three of the songs discussed here and the rest of the songs not directly addressed.  From start to finish, the album offers longtime fans just as much to appreciate as those who might not be as familiar with the band as those longtime fans.  Simply put, Distance Over Time proves itself to be a record that shows Dream Theater is finally back up to speed and its members have no intention of slowing down for the foreseeable future.  More information on Distance Over Time is available online now along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:

 

 

 

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Buckcherry Announces “Warpaint Tour 2019” Leg 2 Dates

Courtesy: Century Media

Buckcherry announced a new slate of live dates this week.

The band announced it will launch the second leg of its Warpaint Tour 2019 on May 18 in Waco, TX.  The almost four-month run is scheduled to run through Aug. 31 and to feature performances in cities, such as Greensboro, NC; Spokane, WA and Ottawa, ONT.  The schedule is noted below.

BUCKCHERRY TOUR DATES
May 18, 2019-Waco TX-The Backyard Bar
May 19, 2019-Amarillo,TX- Hoots Pub
May 21, 2019-Lubbock,TX-Jake’s Backroom
May 22, 2019- Odessa, TX- Dos Amigos
May 24, 2019- Pryor, OK- Rocklahoma *
May 25, 2019- Mobile,AL- Soul Kitchen
May 26, 2019- Blackshear, GA- Moccasin Creek Off Road Park *
May 27, 2019- Cape Coral, FL- Dixie Roadhouse
May 29, 2019- New Orleans,LA- House Of Blues
May 31, 2019- Columbia,MO- Rose Park
Jun 1, 2019- Peoria,IL- Peoria Riverfront *
Jun 2,2019- Lincoln, NE- Royal Grove
Jun 4, 2019- Billings,MT- Pub Station
Jun 5, 2019- Boise, ID- The Knitting Factory
Jun 7, 2019- Garberville,CA- Richardson Grove Compound *
Jun 8, 2019- Reno, NV- Virginia Street Brewhouse
Jun 9, 2019- San Francisco, CA- Slim’s
Jun 11, 2019- Portland, OR- Hawthorne Theatre
Jun 12, 2019- Seattle, WA- El Corazon
Jun 14, 2019- Spokane, WA- Knitting Factory Concert House
Jun 18, 2019- Des Moines, IA- Wooly’s
Jun 20, 2019- Eau Claire, WI- The Metro
Jun 21, 2019- Clear Lake, IA- The Surf Ballroom
Jun 22, 2019- Madison, WI- Majestic Theater
Jun 23, 2019-Battle Creek, MI-The Music Factory
Jun 25, 2019- Indianapolis, IN- Deluxe at Old National Centre
Jun 26, 2019- Flint, MI- The Machine Shop
Jun 28, 2019- Drakesboro, KY- Gregory Lake ATV Park *
Jun 29, 2019- Champaign, IL- The City Center
Jun 30, 2019-Lafayette, IN-Lafayette Theatre
Jul 2,2019- Rochester, NY-  Platform 21
Jul 3, 2019- Montreal, QC- Fairmont Theatre
Jul 5, 2019- Point Pleasant, WV- Peck Fest *
Jul 6, 2019- Barrie, ON- Mavrick’s Music Hall
Jul 7, 2019- Oshawa, ON- The Musical Hall Concert Theater
Jul 9, 2019- Kingston, ON- Ale House
Jul 10, 2019- Waterloo, ON- Maxwell’s Concerts and Events
Jul 12, 2019- Taylorville,IL- Black Swan Mud Park *
Jul 13, 2019- Mansfield, OH- Mansfield Reformatory – INKcarceration *
Jul 17, 2019- Baltimore, MD- Baltimore Sound Stage *
Jul 19, 2019- Shakopee, MN-    Canterbury Park^
Jul 20, 2019- Poland, NY- Maximum Power Park *
Jul 2, 2019- Lancaster, PA- The Chameleon
Jul 23,2019-Greensboro, NC-The Cone Denim Entertainment Center
Jul 24, 2019- Newport News, VA- Boathouse Live *
Jul 26, 2019- Salisbury, MD- Wicomico Youth and Civic Center *
Jul 27, 2019- Philadelphia, PA- Theatre of Living Arts *
Jul 28, 2019- Bangor, ME- Darling Waterfront Pavilion *
Jul 30, 2019- Binghamton, NY- Touch of Texas
July 31,2019- Ottawa, ONT- Barrymore’s Music Hall
Aug 2, 2019- Leamington, ONT- Seacliff Park
Aug 3, 2019- Sault Sainte Marie, MI- Kewadin Casino
Aug 4, 2019- TBA
Aug 6, 2019- Toronto, ONT- Phoenix Concert Theatre
Aug 7, 2019- Peterborough, ON- The Venue
Aug 9, 2019- Neptune, NJ – Headliners
Aug 10, 2019- Uncasville, CT- Wolf Den – Mohegan Sun Casino
Aug 11, 2019-Clifton Park, NY-Upstate Concert Hall
Aug 13, 2019- Highland Park, IL- Ravinia Festival #
Aug 14, 2019- Highland Park, IL- Ravinia Festival #
Aug 15, 2019- Kansas City, MO- The Truman
Aug 29, 2019- Birmingham, AL- Iron City *
Aug 30, 2019- Florence, SC- River Neck Acres*
Aug 31, 2019- Waynesboro, TN- American Rebel Mud Park *
*Joyous Wolf do not appear
     # Opening for Nickelback
     ^ Opening for Aerosmith

Joyous Wolf will serve as support on select dates along.  Other dates on Buckcherry’s upcoming tour schedule will be opening dates for Aerosmith and Nickelback.  VIP packages for Buckcherry’s tour are available here.

Warpaint Tour 2019 is in support of Buckcherry’s latest album Warpaint, which was released March 8 through Century Media Records.  The album has so far produced the single ‘Bent.’

More information on Buckcherry’s new tour dates, single, album and more is available online now at:

 

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Joyous Wolf Premieres ‘Mississippi Queen’ Video

Joyous Wolf premiered the official video for its new single this week.

The band premiered the video for its latest single ‘Mississippi Queen‘ on Tuesday.  The video finds the band performing its blues/stoner rock song together in a well-lit warehouse setting from a variety of camera angles.

The band’s new video originally premiered online via Loudwire on Tuesday.  It was directed by Tim Oakley and produced by Chris Acosta.

The video’s release comes almost two months after the band premiered its debut single ‘Slow Hand.’  Both songs are the first efforts from the band on its new label home at Roadrunner Records.

Courtesy: Roadrunner Records

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

 

Website: http://joyouswolf.com

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Slash ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators Debuts Second Single From Forthcoming Album, ‘Living The Dream’

Courtesy: Snakepit/Roadrunner Records

Slash ft. Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators is giving audiences another preview of its upcoming album Living The Dream.

The band debuted the album’s second single ‘Mind Your Manners’ on Friday.  The song is streaming online at Spotify and Apple Music, and available as an instant grat track at other outlets.  Each outlet can be accessed here.

Slash discussed ‘Mind Your Manners’ in a recent interview, saying that the song’s genesis happened somewhat spontaneously.

“I wrote this song on the spot to help the band get up and running once we got back in the studio this past January,” Slash said.  “It’s just a go-for-it type of song.  Pretty straightforward rock and fun to play.”

Kennedy expanded on Slash’s thoughts, explaining the song’s lyrical content.

“‘Mind Your Manners’ was something I didn’t hear until the guys had started jamming together,” Kennedy said.  “It’s a cool up-tempo sort of thing and I knew immediately it would have its own place on this record.  Lyrically, it’s about how when things are going well, there always tends to be someone who tries to rain on your parade and knock you down.  You have to keep people like that in check and not let them get to you.”

The debut of ‘Mind Your Manners’ comes only weeks after the group debuted the forthcoming album’s lead single ‘Driving Rain‘ late last month.  Pre-orders for the album, which is due out October 21 via Snakepit/Roadrunner Records, are open now.  The album’s track listing is noted below.

Following is the tracklisting for LIVING THE DREAM:
1. The Call of the Wild
2. Serve You Right
3. My Antidote
4. Mind Your Manners
5. Lost Inside the Girl
6. Read Between the Lines
7. Slow Grind
8. The One You Loved Is Gone
9. Driving Rain
10. Sugar Cane
11. The Great Pretender
12. Boulevard of Broken Hearts

A tour in support of Living The Dream is scheduled to launch September 13  in Los Angeles, California. It is currently scheduled to run through October 18, bringing the band full circle back to Los Angeles with stops in Tulsa, Oklahoma; Louisville, KY; Silver Spring Maryland and other cities along the way.  The tour’s current schedule is noted below.

Following are SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS tour dates:

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Slipknot To Release New Live Recording Next Month

Courtesy: Eagle Rock Entertainment

Veteran metal outfit Slipknot will release its next new live recording next month.

The band will release Day of the Gusano Oct. 30 via Eagle Rock Entertainment on DVD + CD combo pack, Blu-ray + CD combo pack, 3LP + DVD combo pack, 2DVD + CD combo pack, and digital platforms. Originally recorded during the band’s first-ever performance in Mexico in Dec. 2015, the concert was recorded in high-definition and directed by the band’s own M Shawn Crahan (aka Clown).

The concert features a 19-song set that lifts from lifts from each of the band’s five current album, with its 1999 self-titled debut album getting the most nods at eight songs. The show’s set list is noted in whole below.  Audiences can view a trailer for the recording online now here.

Day of the Gusano’s live track listing runs as follows:
Sarcastrophe
The Heretic Anthem
Psychosocial
The Devil In I
Me Inside
Vermilion
Wait And Bleed
Prosthetics
Before I Forget
Eeyore
Duality
Custer
Spit It Out
Metabolic / 742617000027
Sic
People = Shit
Surfacing / Til We Die

Pre-orders for Day of the Gusano are open now.  More information on Day of the Gusano is available online now along with all of Slipknot’s latest news and more at:

 

 

 

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