Bullet For My Valentine Releases Second Single From New Re-Issue

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Bullet For My Valentine unveiled another single and video from the upcoming re-issue of its  self-titled 2021 album last week.

The band debuted its new single, ‘Stitches‘ and its companion video May 27. The song and its video are the second from the forthcoming re-issue, which was previously scheduled for release July 8 but is now set for release Aug. 5. The band released the re-issue’s lead single,  ‘Omen’ and its companion lyric video in April.

Pre-orders for the album’s re-issue are open. A vinyl pressing is scheduled for release Nov. 11 and will feature five additional bonus tracks.

The musical arrangement featured in ‘Stitches’ is a heavy, cutting composition. It starts out quietly before quickly hitting audiences right in the face. The sharp vocals and equally cutting overall instrumentation makes the song another powerful addition to the upcoming re-issue.

No information was provided about the song’s lyrical theme in the press release announcing the debut of the song and its video. The lyrics provided with the song’s video hint at an all too familiar story of someone who is dealing with the wrongdoing of another toward the song’s subject. That is just this critic’s interpretation.

The song’s video is a simple presentation. It features the band performing its new single, mixed in with a digitized almost security camera style presentation, complete with a static style effect.

The full track listing for the album’s re-issue is noted below.

BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE [DELUXE EDITION] TRACK-LISTING:   
“Parasite”   
“Knives”   
“My Reverie”   
“No Happy Ever After”   
“Can’t Escape  The  Waves”   
“Bastards”   
“Rainbow Veins”  
“Shatter”   
“Paralysed”    
“Death  By  a Thousand Cuts ” 
“Omen” 
“Stitches” 
“No More Tears” 
“Step Out From the Inside” 
“This Means War” 

More information on the album is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Websitehttps://bulletformyvalentine.com

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/BulletForMyValentine

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/bfmvofficial

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‘Revelation’ Could Help Stone Broken Break Out Into The Mainstream

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Rock outfit Stone Broken unveiled its latest album, Revelation, Tuesday through Spinefarm Records. The band’s third album, it is a strong new offering from the band. That is proven in part through its featured musical arrangements, which will be discussed shortly. The lyrical content that accompanies the album’s musical arrangements make for their own appeal. It will be discussed a little later. The record’s production rounds out its most important elements and will also be discussed later. Each item noted is important in its own way to the whole of the album’s presentation. All things considered, the album proves itself a positive new offering from Stone Broken that most rock fans will find enjoyable.

Revelation, Stone Broken’s brand new album, is a positive new offering that most rock fans will find enjoyable. That is due in large part to its featured musical arrangements. From one song to the next, the arrangements in this 11-song record present a similar sound and stylistic approach. That approach is largely one that lends each arrangement to comparison to works from the likes of Theory of a Deadman and other similar acts. At the same time, there is at least a little variance early in the album’s run in the form of ‘Make It Out Alive.’ The song opens sounding so much more like Theory of a Deadman. The choruses however, are more of an aggro-rock sense a la Breaking Benjamin. What’s interesting here is how that contrast of energies and styles plays directly into the song’s lyrical content. That will be addressed a little later. There is also a little more change of style and sound in ‘This Revival,’ which comes later in the album’s run. The down-tuned guitar here and the contemplative vocal style gives the song a touch of modern rock vibe. It is just another subtle change in things that people will notice when they pay close attention to the album’s arrangements from start to end. When people take in the album from start to end, they will catch these subtle nuances and others within each song. In hearing those nuances, audiences will find plenty to appreciate if only from the album’s musical content. Every arrangement would be a good fit for any active rock radio station programmer’s daily play list. It is all that engaging and entertaining. It is also just one part of what makes the album worth hearing. The lyrical content that accompanies the album’s musical arrangements also plays into the appeal of the album’s presentation.

The lyrical content that accompanies the album’s musical arrangements is important to examine because by and large, it focuses on the matter of overcoming adversity. That adversity comes for the most part here in the form of mental health. Or at least that is what seems to be the case in most of the songs. Given, there is one song that seemingly focuses on the matter of a broken relationship in the form of ‘Me Without You.’ Other than that one song, the majority of the record’s content delivers that familiar theme in various ways. To that end, pretty much every song will offer audiences some form of motivation, which is always welcome. Add in the different moods set in each song’s arrangement, and each song’s overall impact increases that much more. Keeping all of this in mind, the content featured in Stone Broken’s new album forms a solid foundation for the record. It is still not all that the album has to offer. The production rounds out its most important elements.

The production presented in Revelation is important because as noted, each song focuses on a seemingly central topic while doing so in different ways lyrically and musically. Thanks to the production that went into the album, each song’s utmost emotional impact is ensured. From the most subdued moments to the most powerful, every instrument is balanced with the others. Every vocal track is just as well-balanced with the instrumentations, ensuring that audiences can easily understand what is being sung for the most part. From beginning to end, the album’s production is expert, putting the final touch to the album. When it is considered along with the album’s overall content, the whole of it all makes Revelation a strong new record from Stone Broken that could help finally break this band into the mainstream if it has not already done so.

Revelation, the latest album from Stone Broken, is a presentation that from beginning to end, could help make the band a household name among rock fans. That is due in part to its featured musical arrangements. The arrangements each present a firm mainstream appeal. They also each present a subtle nuanced difference from one another that audiences will catch when they fully immerse themselves in the record. The lyrical content that accompanies the album’s musical content is also of note. That is because it largely delivers one overarching theme, that of overcoming adversity. For the most part, that adversity seems to come in the form of mental health issues, which plenty of audiences will find appealing. There is one song that comes across as being about a broken relationship, but for the most part, the lyrical content seems to approach that one specific item just in varying ways. The record’s production puts the final touch to its presentation. That is because it ensures the best possible emotional impact in each song, taking into account the musical and lyrical content. Each item examined here is important in its own way to the album’s presentation. All things considered, they make the record a presentation that could help Stone Broken finally break into the mainstream.

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

Websitehttp://www.stonebroken.com

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/OfficialStoneBroken

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/StoneBroken_

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Stone Broken Debuts ‘The Devil You Know’ Video

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Stone Broken debuted the video for its latest single this week.

The band premiered the video for its latest single, ‘The Devil You Know’ Friday. The song is the third single from the band’s forthcoming album, Revelation, which is scheduled for release April 15 via Spinefarm Records. The album has also produced the singles, ‘Black Sunrise‘ and its title track.

The video for the band’s new single is a relatively simple presentation. It features the band performing its new single on a darkened sound stage as the song plays over the visualization. Various video effects are used to help heighten the emotion in the song’s arrangement.

Speaking of the arrangement, it boasts its own identity separate from the other singles. That is the case even with the melodic hard rock style approach being similar to that taken in the other singles. It still has a sound all its own.

No information was provided about the song’s lyrical theme in the press release announcing the video’s premiere. The lyrics provided with the video lend themselves to interpretation that the song focuses on the topic of mental health. That is just this critic’s interpretation.

More information on Stone Broken’s new single, video and album is available online now along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:

Websitehttp://www.stonebroken.com

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/OfficialStoneBroken

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/StoneBroken_

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Bullet For My Valentine Announces Album Re-Issue Specs; Debuts New Single’s Lyric Video

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Bullet For My Valentine announced Friday, it will re-issue its self-titled 2021 album July 8 through Spinefarm Records/Search and Destroy. Pre-orders are open.

The re-issue will feature five bonus tracks, including the song ‘Stitches,’ which was previously only available on the Japanese release of the album. It will also feature the previously unreleased song ‘Omen.’ The band debuted the song and its lyric video Friday in anticipation of the record’s re-issue.

The musical arrangement featured in ‘Omen’ is in line with the songs featured in the original release of Bullet For My Valentine. It is an up-tempo metalcore composition whose instrumentation and energy will keep any listener engaged and entertained.

The lyrical theme featured in the song delivers a message of hope and determination. It reminds listeners not to let their negative thoughts control them, that it is “time to heal.”

The lyric video features the song’s lyrics over a backdrop of images, such as sawblades, shurikens, chains, and other imagery as the song plays over the visualization.

The full track listing for the album’s re-issue is noted below.

BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE [DELUXE EDITION] TRACK-LISTING:   
“Parasite”   
“Knives”   
“My Reverie”   
“No Happy Ever After”   
“Can’t Escape  The  Waves”   
“Bastards”   
“Rainbow Veins”  
“Shatter”   
“Paralysed”    
“Death  By  a Thousand Cuts ” 
“Omen” 
“Stitches” 
“No More Tears” 
“Step Out From the Inside” 
“This Means War” 

More information on the album is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Websitehttps://bulletformyvalentine.com

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/BulletForMyValentine

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/bfmvofficial

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Airbourne Announces New Live Dates; Debuts New Single’s Video

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For the first time since 2019, Airbourne has announced new live dates.

The band announced Tuesday, it is scheduled to launch a new North American tour Sept. 9 in New York, NY. The tour is scheduled to run through Oct. 11 in Los Angeles, CA. It features performances in cities, such as Seattle, WA; Columbus, OH and Calgary, AB.

The band said in a prepared statement, it is looking forward to getting back on tour.

“We are from Melbourne, the most locked down city in the world,” the statement reads. “Unleashed at last, Airbourne are the most set-free animals on the planet. Look out. They wouldn’t let us in for two years, and after this tour, they’ll never let us back. Get your tickets — NOW OR NEVER!!”

The tour’s schedule is noted below. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. local time Friday.

AIRBOURNE ON TOUR:
9/9 — New York, NY — The Gramercy Theatre
9/10 — Philadelphia, PA — Underground Arts
9/11 — Boston, MA — Paradise Rock Club
9/15  — Quebec City, QC — St. Roch XP L’Impérial Bell
9/16 — Saguenay, QC — Festival Saint-Honoré dans l’Vent
9/17 —  Montreal, QC — Corona Theatre
9/20 — Toronto, ON — The Opera House
9/22 — London, ON — London Music Hall
9/23 — Columbus, OH — Skully’s Music Diner
9/24 — Louisville, KY — Louder Than Life
9/26 — Chicago, IL — Bottom Lounge
9/27 — Minneapolis, MN — 7th Street Entry
9/28 — Winnipeg, MB — The Pyramid Cabaret
9/30 — Calgary, AB — The Palace
10/1 — Edmonton, AB — Midway
10/3 — Vancouver, BC — Commodore Ballroom
10/4 — Seattle, WA — Tractor Tavern
10/5 — Portland, OR — Doug Fir Lounge
10/7 — San Francisco, CA — Starline Social Club
10/8 — Sacramento, CA — Aftershock Festival
10/11 — Los Angeles, CA — Troubadour

Along with announcing its new live dates, the band also premiered the video for its latest single, ‘Burnout The Nitro’ Tuesday. The video features the band performing its new single against the backdrop of a junkyard. Meanwhile a man is chased through the junkyard by a group of men as he searches for his car, which was impounded by a police officer.

The band’s established audiences will find familiar the once again unavoidable comparison to works from AC/DC in the song’s musical arrangement. No information was provided about the song’s lyrical theme in the press release announcing the band’s new tour and video debut. No lyrics were provided with the video either.

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

Website: https://airbournerock.com

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/airbourne

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Stone Broken Debuts New Single, ‘Black Sunrise,’ Companion Lyric Video

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Stone Broken is giving audiences another preview of its next album, Revelation, with the lyric video for its latest single.

The band debuted its new single, ‘Black Sunrise‘ and its companion lyric video Friday. The song is the second single from the album, which is scheduled for release April 15 via Spinefarm Records. The band unveiled the album’s lead single/title track and its video last month.

The musical arrangement featured in ‘Black Sunrise’ is a notable difference from that of the album’s title track. Where the title track’s arrangement harkens to works from the likes of Muse and Imagine Dragons as well as Theory of a Deadman, ‘Black Sunrise’ leans more directly in the direction of Theory of a Deadman, as well as some harder edged acts, such as Drowning Pool and Shinedown.

The lyrical theme featured in the band’s new single touches on the matter of people staying true to themselves, according to front man Rich Moss.

“‘Black Sunrise’ explores the darker side of portrayal,” Moss said.  “Sometimes people only want to show a certain side of themselves, maybe even an exaggerated version or completely fictitious personality. The truth is, it’s going to be hard to keep up the act. The mental impact will ultimately take its toll. This is where the title stems from: a ‘Black Sunrise’ doesn’t exist; it’s the opposite of reality.”

The lyric video for ‘Black Sunrise’ features the song’s lyrics over the visual of a tarot card with a sun on it. The song’s musical arrangement plays over the visual.

More information on Stone Broken’s new single, video and album is available online now along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:

Websitehttp://www.stonebroken.com

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/OfficialStoneBroken

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/StoneBroken_

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‘Rock Believer’ Will Keep Audiences Believing In Scorpions

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A wait of more than seven years for new music from Scorpions officially ended Friday when the band released its new album, Rock Believer.  Released through Spinefarm Records and Vertigo Records (a subsidiary of Universal Music Group), the 16-song record is a presentation that the band’s established audiences and rock fans in general will agree is a mostly successful new offering from the band.  That is due in part to the album’s featured musical arrangements, which will be discussed shortly.  The album’s lyrical content adds to the album’s interest in its own way and will be discussed a little later.  The production rounds out the album’s most important elements and will also be examined later.  Each item noted is important in its own way to the whole of the album’s presentation.  All things considered, they make Rock Believer a record that will keep audiences believing in Scorpions.

Rock Believer, the 19th (yes, 19th) new album from veteran rock act Scorpions, is a presentation that audiences will agree is mostly successful.  That is proven in part through its featured musical arrangements.  The arrangements are of note because for the most part, they continue to present the hard rock sound that first made the band a hit back in the 80s.  At the same time, the stylistic approach that the band took in each arrangement also clearly exhibits the band’s ability to evolve with the times while still staying true to its musical roots.  Case in point is the arrangement featured in the late entry, ‘Shoot For Your Heart.’  The production, which will be discussed later, comes fully into play here.  The band’s 80s rock sensibility is here.  That is fully evident.  At the same time, there is a certain edge to the arrangement that fits just as well into today’s rock community as it would into the scene back in the 80s.  It makes for its own interesting presentation.

On another hand, the blues-based rock sound of the album’s opener, ‘Gas in the Tank’ is another example of that ability of the band to so expertly balance elements of old and new.  The choruses in this song and even portions of the verses display plenty of classic rock sounds.  At the same time, the aforementioned edge that the band incorporated into so much of the album is just as much on display here.  It ensures the song (and album) will appeal to a wide range of audiences.  In turn, it keeps the band just as relevant today as it was in its early days.

‘Peacemaker,’ the album’s lead single, is yet another example of how the band has continued to evolve while maintaining its identity.  The hard rock approach taken here (which is very bass heavy) would fit perfectly into any modern, active rock radio programmer’s play list.  The heaviness and related depth to the instrumentation and its sound shows the band can still hold its own alongside any of today’s veteran and young, new acts.  When it is considered along with the other arrangements examined here and with the rest of the album’s arrangements, the whole of that content shows fully why this album’s musical arrangements make it worth hearing.  They are just part of what makes the record successful.  The album’s lyrical content makes for its own share of interest.

The lyrical themes that accompany the album’s musical content are important because of their accessibility.  From start to end, the album’s lyrical content touches on a wide range of topics, all of which will find appeal.  Right from the album’s outset, the band presents a positive message that perhaps is reflective of the uncertainty that the band went through following the release of its then latest album, Return to Forever, and the tour that followed.  The clear declaration in the song’s chorus, “Let’s play it louder/Play it hard/Laid back and a little dark/Give me a dirty riff, my friend/There’s gotta be more gas in the tank” does well to lead to such inference.  The additional mentions of hammer riffs and that “best friends will never part” continues to infer the noted theme.  It all collectively comes across as a first statement to audiences that even with what it went through after celebrating its 50th anniversary, is still going strong.  On a deeper level, that overt sense of determination inferred through this content could encourage others who might be going through tough times to push on through in their own situations.  To that end, it makes this song just one example of what makes the album’s lyrical content so important to the record’s presentation.

‘Call Of The Wild’ is yet another example of the importance of the album’s lyrical content.  In the case of this song, it is sung from the standpoint of a man trying to get a woman to stay with him.  This is clear right from the song’s outset as the lead verse states, “Hear the call of the wild, girl/I wanna spend the night, yeah/Right by your side.”  The attempt to win the woman over continues later in the statement, “Getting lost in the jungle, babe/In the shade of the night/You’ve got the funky rhythm, girl/I’ve got the rocking drive.”  It is pretty obvious what is happening here.  The man is trying to tell the woman how well they “move” together.  This is more of that attempt to flirt so to speak and get her to stay with him.  The bluesy approach taken to the song’s musical arrangement adds even more to the engagement that these lyrics (and the topic) ensure.  Overall, it is one more example of why the record’s lyrical content is so important to the album’s presentation.

‘When Tomorrow Comes’ is yet another example of the importance of the album’s lyrical themes.  In the case of this song, the band has opted to go socially conscious.  This is made clear as front man Klaus Meine states in his spoken word style approach, “Good morning, world/How do you feel/Sometimes I think you’re gonna stop turning ‘round/Who’s to blame but us/When half the planet caught on fire/And one more spark seems enough/To burn it down/Good morning, world/How do you feel/You look so sad/The clock is ticking/And precious time will fade away/Oh, the cyber war/A dirty ocean/The climate change/When tomorrow comes/We’ll pay the price.”  The song’s chorus adds even more to the clarity in the message as Meine and his band mates sing, “See the writing on the wall (The future calls)/Can I trust fate anymore (The world is yours)/Young is old and old is young (You are the ones)/Call me when tomorrow comes (When tomorrow comes).”  This is a familiar way to address a familiar topic.  In other words, it is fully accessible and shows even more, the diversity in the album’s lyrical content.  It also shows the depth of the record’s lyrical content.  When this is considered along with the themes in the other songs examined here and with that of the rest of the album’s songs, the whole makes clear, the importance of the album’s lyrical content. 

The musical and lyrical content that makes up the body of Rock Believer obviously does plenty to make the album worth hearing.  They are just part of what makes the album successful.  The album’s production puts the finishing touch to the presentation.  The production is important to note because of its impact on the album’s general effect.  From start to end, the production ensures that no one part of the songs’ instrumentations overpowers the others.  At the same time, it ensures that the band’s ability to balance its vintage rock sound with more modern influences cuts through just as clearly.  What’s more, the vocals are just as well balanced with the instrumentations, topping off the positive impact of the production.  All things considered here, the album’s production does just as much to make it engaging and entertaining as the album’s content.  To that end, all of the album’s noted elements make it an easy candidate for a spot on any critic’s list of the year’s top new rock albums so far this year.

Rock Believer, the latest album from Scorpions, is a positive new offering from the veteran rock band.  That is proven in part through its featured musical arrangements.  The arrangements continue to exhibit the band’s familiar vintage 80s hard rock leanings while also displaying the band’s ability to evolve and adapt to the current rock scene without losing anything in either end along the way.  The lyrical themes featured throughout the album add their own appeal to the presentation.  That is because of their diversity and accessibility.  The record’s production puts the finishing touch to the presentation, ensuring its general effect is just as positive as its content.  Each item noted is important in its own way to the whole of the album.  All things considered, they make Rock Believer a record in which Scorpions’ established audiences and rock fans in general will believe.

Rock Believer is available now.  More information on the album is available along with all of Scorpions’ latest news at:

Website: https://the-scorpions.com

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/scorpions

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Stone Broken Announces New Album Release Date; Premieres Album’s Lead Single, Video

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Stone Broken will release its new album this spring.

The band is scheduled to release its third album, Revelation April 15 through Spinefarm Records. In anticipation of the album’s release, the band debuted the album’s title track/lead single and its companion video Friday.

The musical arrangement featured in ‘Revelation’ is a change of pace for Stone Broken from its existing works. Where the band’s existing works take the band in more of a straight forward rock and roll approach, this song is more comparable to works from the likes of Muse and Imagine Dragons what with its edge and infectious groove. At the same time, there is still some similarity to works from Theory of a Deadman.

Front man Rich Moss talked about the change in the band’s sound in its new song and its album in a prepared statement.

“We had a completely different approach on this record compared to our previous records,” said Moss. “We wanted to try everything. We wanted to experiment, we wanted to build our sound from the ground up and totally re-imagine the ‘Stone Broken Sound’ — but without losing what we already had. It wasn’t easy, not in the slightest. But we managed to break down a few walls to get there, and along the way had some awesome discoveries, like [drummer] Robyn now having more vocal duties across the whole record. It really works well and brings a whole new dynamic to our songs.”

No information was provided about the song’s lyrical theme in the press release announcing the album’s release date and the premiere of the new single and video. Looking through the lyrics provided with the video, the theme comes across as something of a social commentary.

The ‘Revelation’ video finds the band performing its new single on a soundstage. Meanwhile, Ross plays the part of what seems to be a patient/prisoner in a hospital setting trying to get out. Just as he thinks he has escaped his captors, the video ends with a surprise that will not be revealed here.

More information on Stone Broken’s new single, video and album is available online now along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:

Websitehttp://www.stonebroken.com

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/OfficialStoneBroken

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/StoneBroken_

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Dayseeker Announces Dates For Spring 2022 Tour

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Dayseeker will tentatively head back out on the road next spring.

The band made the announcement Tuesday through a news release.  The document states the tour is scheduled to launch April 2 in Los Angeles, CA and to run through May 13 in Anaheim, CA.  The tour also features stops in cities nationwide, such as Columbus, OH; Greensboro, NC and Seattle, WA.

The tour’s schedule is noted below.  Tickets are available through the band’s official website and through Soundrink.

DAYSEEKER ON TOUR:
WITH HOLDING ABSENCE, THORNHILL, + CASKETS:

4/2 — Los Angeles, CA — Teragram
4/3 — San Diego, CA — SOMA
4/5 — Mesa, AZ — Underground
4/6 — Albuquerque, NM — Launchpad
4/8 — San Antonio, TX — Rockbox
4/9 — Dallas, TX — The Loft
4/10 — Houston, TX — Warehouse (Studio)
4/12 — Tampa, FL — Crowbar
4/13 — West Palm Beach, FL — Respectables
4/14 — Orlando, FL — Soundbar
4/15 — Atlanta, GA — Masquerade (Purgatory)
4/16 — Greensboro, NC — Blind Tiger
4/17 — Richmond, VA — Canal Club
4/19 — Worcester, MA — Palladium
4/20 — Montreal, QC — Bar Le Ritz
4/21 — Toronto, ON — Velvet Underground
4/22 — Pittsburgh, PA — Crafthouse
4/23 — Brooklyn, NY — Knitting Factory
4/24 — Asbury Park, NJ — House of Independents
4/26 — Columbus, OH — Skully’s
4/27 — Detroit, MI — The Shelter
4/28 — Lakewood, OH — Foundry
4/29 — Chicago, IL — Subterranean
4/30 — Milwaukee, WI — Miramar Theatre
5/1 — St. Paul, MN — Amsterdam
5/3 — Denver, CO — Larimer Lounge
5/4 — Salt Lake City, UT — Loading Dock
5/6 — Seattle, WA — El Corazon
5/7 — Portland, OR — Hawthorne Theater
5/8 — Vancouver, BC — Biltmore
5/10 — Roseville, CA — Goldfield Trading Post
5/11 — Berkeley, CA — Cornerstone
5/12 — Santa Cruz, CA — Catalyst
5/13 — Anaheim, CA — Chain Reaction

More information on Dayseeker’s upcoming tour is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Websitehttps://dayseekerband.co

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/dayseeker

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Saint Asonia Debuts Cover Of The Weekend’s ‘Blinding Lights’

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Saint Asonia is taking on a hit song from The Weekend.

The band debuted its cover of The Weekend’s ‘Blinding Lights‘ Thursday. The standalone single is available to stream and download here.

Saint Asonia’s cover of ‘Blinding Lights’ gives the song — which The Weekend premiered back in January — a whole new identity in its presentation. Where The Weekend presented the original with a distinctive 80s new wave approach and sound, Saint Asonia took that approach and turned it on its ear with its own melodic hard rock touch. At the same time the band stayed true to the original song’s general sound.

Front man Adam Gontier talked about taking on the song in a prepared statement.

“It’s always interesting deciding on a song to cover,” said Gontier “In this case, I just wanted to do something that people wouldn’t necessarily expect. I mean, any way you look at it, ‘Blinding Lights’ is a GREAT song. It was fun to give it our flavor, and add our style to it. Also, both we and The Weeknd are Canadian, specifically from the Toronto area, so that made it even sweeter. We’re all pumped with how it turned out. It hits hard.”

More information on Saint Asonia’s cover of ‘Blinding Lights’ is available along with all of the group’s latest news at:

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