The Dead Daisies Signs To Spinefarm Records

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Spinefarm Records has added another big name act to its roster.

The independent label has signed The Dead Daisies to a record deal.  The rock super group — Glenn Huges (Deep Purple, Black Country Communion), Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake, Dio), David Lowy (Mink, Red Phoenix) and Deeen Castronovo (Journey, Bad English, Hardline) — released its most recent album Burn It Down (the band’s fourth album) in 2018 through Spitfire/SPV.

The band discussed its signing to Spinefarm in a collective statement.

“We’re thrilled to be releasing our upcoming album in collaboration with Spinefarm Records,” the statement reads.  “This album is very important to us, and we all felt we needed to take the next step not only musically, but also from a label perspective.  Along with Jonas, Maria, Dante and the rest of the Spinefarm team, it’s time to crank up the engines and get to work on this next chapter with Glenn.  So come to a show, enjoy the ride and ROCK with us, we can’t wait for you to hear it!”

Jonas Nachsin, Spinefarm General Manager — Worldwide, said in a separate statement.

We are very excited to partner with The Dead Daisies on their newest and best album yet,” he said.  “With the addition of Glenn Hughes, all the work they’ve been putting in over the last few years will realize its full potential with this release.  As we’ve been steadily adding both new and career artists to the Spinefarm roster we extend a big welcome to The Dead Daisies on joining our rock ‘farm.”

More information on The Dead Daisies’ as-yet-untitled album, including the eventual announcement of its release date and more is available online at:

 

Website: http://thedeaddaisies.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/TheDeadDaisies

 

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Anti-Flag Announces Dates For First Leg Of “20/20 Vision Tour”

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Anti-flag announced a new live schedule Monday.

The band will launch its new tour March 11 in Ottawa, ON.  The tour, which is in support of the band’s new album 2020 Vision, is scheduled to run through May 30 in Seattle, WA.  It features performances in cities, such as Charlotte, NC; Grand Rapids, MI and Atlanta, GA.

The tour’s schedule is noted below.

 

 

ANTI-FLAG ON TOUR:
3/11 Ottawa, ON @The 27 Club *
3/12 Montreal, QC @ L’Astral *
3/13 Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground *
3/14 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater (Anti-Flag Only)
3/15 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall *
3/17 Asbury Park, NJ @ House of Independents *
3/18 Hamden, CT @ Space Ballroom *
3/19 Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry *
3/20 Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hote*
3/22 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade @ Purgatory *
3/24 Nashville, TN @ Exit/In *
3/26 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop *
3/27 Buffalo, NY @ Rec Room *
3/28 Pittsburgh, PA @ Roxian Theatre – ANTIfest * +
5/2 Charlotte, NC @ Epicenter Fest 2020
5/3 Columbus, OH @ A&R Bar ^
5/5 Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground ^ SOLD OUT
5/6 Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme ^
5/8 St. Paul, MN @ Amsterdam Bar and Hall ^
5/10 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theatre ^
5/12 Dallas, TX @ Dada ^
5/13 Austin, TX @ Barracuda ^
5/14 El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace ^
5/15 Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge^
5/16 Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex^
5/17 San Diego, CA @ Casbah^
5/19 Santa Ana, CA @  Constellation Room^
5/20 Oakland, CA @ New Parish ^
5/21 Santa Cruz, CA @ The Atrium at The Catalyst ^
5/23 Las Vegas, NV @ Punk Rock Bowling
5/27 Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver ^ SOLD OUT
5/28 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre ^
5/29 Vancouver, BC @ Wise Hall ^ SOLD OUT
5/30 Seattle, WA @The Crocodile ^
* W/ Grade 2 and Doll Skin
^ W/ Bad Cop/Bad Cop and Grumpster
+ Suicide Machines, Punchline, Swiss Army, and special guests To The Front traveling art show

 

 

The new tour schedule is just one of the announcements that the band made Monday.  The band also announced it is partnering with the nonprofit agencies Amnesty International USA, Punk Rock Saves Lives, and HeadCount for its upcoming live run.  The band talked about the partnerships in a collective statement.

“With every tour we do, we’re searching for creative ways to interject empathy into the show,” the band said.  “These organizations are fantastic opportunities to share simple ideas, create tangible victories and spread empathy.  The social, economic, racial and economic justice we all seek is within our reach.  The future we wish to see contains the work we all put in now.  We hope these shows serve as rallying points for people to recognize in 2020 you’re not alone, in a world where the status quo is violent, bigoted and predicated upon fear…to be kind is a radical notion and punk as f***.”

Punk Rock Saves Lives will focus on the issue of lowering prices for insulin.  The agency will also hold canned food drives at every show, according to the band.  HeadCount will work to get people registered to vote ahead of November’s general election.  Amnesty International USA will continue its work promoting human rights.

More information on Anti-Flag is available online now at:

 

Website: http://www.anti-flag.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/anti.flag.official

Twitter: http://twitter.com/anti_flag

 

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Mark Morton Plots Release Of New EP, ‘Ether’

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Mark Morton has another record on the way.

Morton, who spends most of his time with metal outfit Lamb of God, is scheduled to release his new EP Ether in January through Rise Records/BMG. The EP’s release date will be announced soon. The five-track record’s lead single ‘All I Had To Lose,’ which features a guest appearance by Mark Morales (Sons of Texas) is scheduled to debut Jan. 10.

The EP’s release comes almost a year after the release of his solo debut Anasthetic, which was released March 1 through Spinefarm Records.

Morton talked about the EP’s impending release in a recent interview.

“I’m thrilled to announce the upcoming release of my new, five-song EP Ether on Rise Records!,” he said.  “Once again I’ve had the great pleasure of working with some amazingly talented artists and friends to assemble this collection of tunes, all of which feature a strong acoustic guitar component.  Inspired by the acoustic sets I had the opportunity to perform last spring and summer in support of Anasthetic, I began writing some new songs to reflect that more mellow vibe.  I’m stoked with the results and I can’t wait for everyone to hear what we’ve been putting together.  I’ll be debuting these tunes on my upcoming U.K. acoustic tour, so you can hear them live before they’re released anywhere else!”

Morton also discussed working with Morales and the EP’s other guests — Lizzy Hale, John Carbone and Howard Jones — on the EP.

“I continue to be honored to have the chance to work with so many incredibly talented people and I remain beyond grateful to the fans that have come alongwith me and supported these projects.  Thanks so much, everyone!”

Ether‘s track listing is noted below.  The record was produced by Josh Wilbur (Lamb of God, Soulfly, Gojira).

Ether tracklisting:
1. All I Had To Lose (featuring Mark Morales)
2. The Fight (featuring John Carbone)
3. She Talks To Angels (featuring Lzzy Hale)
4. Love My Enemy (featuring Howard Jones)
5. Black (featuring Mark Morales)

The U.K. dates that Morton mentioned are listed below.

MARK MORTON UK tour dates:
1/8 – Bristol, UK @ Thekla
1/9 – Manchester, UK @ Academy 3
1/10 – Glasgow, UK @ Cathouse
1/11 – Birmingham, UK @ O2 Academy 2
1/12 – London, UK @ Camden Underworld

More information on Morton’s new EP, tour dates and more is available online at:

 

Websitehttp://markmortonmusic.com

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/markmortonmusic

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/MarkDuaneMorton

 

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Atreyu Announces Release Date, Specs For ‘In Our Wake’ Re-Issue

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Atreyu will re-issue its album In Our Wake next month.

The album’s re-issue is scheduled for Aug. 16 through Spinefarm Records.  It will feature previously unreleased songs that were recorded during the sessions for the band’s 2015 album Long Live and its 2018 album.

Among the extras featured among the seven extra tracks are an alternate, acoustic take of the title track from In Our Wake and an alternate take of the song ‘Our Time Is Now.’

Atreyu drummer Brandon Saller said in a recent interview, he is looking forward to the album’s re-issue.

“I’ve excited for these songs to see the light of day,” Saller said.  “To us, these are songs that we loved, but didn’t find a space within the album as a unit.  To further that, we’re excited to have some older material that only saw limited release be fully available for our fans.  As for the re-imagined tracks from In Our Wake, this is something brand new to us and it was a really fun moment for us to re-think these songs.  They turned into something special that we feel stands on its own.”

Saller’s band mate, bassist Porter McKnight, expanded on Saller’s thoughts.

“When the topic for the deluxe edition was introduced, my brain instantly exploded with fun avenues and ideas for re-developed imagery,” McKnight said.  “I wanted something that flirted with my original ideas for IOW, but took them down a new and darker path.  I chose to invoke a classic punk/black metal feel with this one, and even ended up drawing the [album’s] cover by hand.  It’s always an honor and a pleasure to create something for this band.”

The  full 19-song track listing for the upcoming re-issue of In Our Wake is noted below. Pre-orders are open now.

IN OUR WAKE DELUXE EDITION TRACK LISTING:
“In Our Wake”
“House of Gold”
“The Time Is Now”
“Nothing Will Ever Change”
“Blind Deaf & Dumb”
“Terrified”
“Safety Pin”
“Into the Open”
“Paper Castle”
“No Control”
“Anger Left Behind”
“Super Hero”
“In Our Wake” (Acoustic)
“The Time Is Now” (Alternate)
“Generation”
“Straight To Hell”
“So Others May Live”
“Stronger Than Me”
“When the Day Is Done”

Atreyu is in the midst of a tour in support of In Our Wake.  The band’s current schedule is noted below.

ATREYU ON TOUR:
7/23: Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
7/24: Boise, ID @ Ford Idaho Center Amphitheatre
7/26: Chula Vista, CA @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
7/28: Montreal, QC @ HVY MTL*
*Non-Disrupt date

More information on Atreyu’s upcoming re-issue of In Our Wake is available online now along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:

 

Website: http://www.atreyofficial.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/atreyuofficial

 

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Saul Signs To Spinefarm Records

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Saul has a new record label home.

The band recently signed a new deal with Spinefarm Records, which is also home to the likes of Nonpoint, Anti-Flag and Atreyu.

Brothers Blake and Zach Bedsaul form the band’s foundation.  They are joined by William McIlravy (bass, vocals) and Joe Nichols (drums) to round out the band.

A recent Revolver magazine reader poll named Saul as one of the five bands that will break out this year.  That is based on the band’s “catchy, yet heavy take on the alternative metal genre.”

The brothers Bedsaul talked about signing with Spinefarm in a recent interview.

“We have dedicated our lives to the music and idea behind Saul,” the brothers said. “We prepared, hoped and worked diligently toward the day when we could take the leap to the major stage.  Today is that day.  Signing with Spinefarm/Universal is an honor.  It is amazing to have a like-minded label backing us at 100 percent.  It’s a life-changing experience.”

Saul’s current single ‘Brother‘ recently reached No. 1 on Sirius XM’s Octane channel.  The song is also moving on Active Rock Radio charts nationwide.  The song is taken from the band’s recently released EP Aeons.

More information on Aeons is available now along with all of Saul’s current live dates and more at:

 

Websitehttp://saulofficial.com

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/saulbandofficial

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/saulband

 

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INK, FATN Partnering For “March Into Madness Tour”

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Ice Nine Kills announced a new slate of live dates this week.

The band announced on Thursday, that it will launch the “March Into Madness Tour” on March 27 in Syracuse, NY alongside From Ashes To New.  The tour is scheduled to run through April 18 in Colorado Springs, CO.  Its current schedule is noted below.

TOUR DATES:
ICE NINE KILLS, FROM ASHES TO NEW, PALISADES + AFTERLIFE:

3/27 — Syracuse, NY — Lost Horizon
3/28 — Pittsburgh, PA — Rex Theater
3/29 — Grand Rapids, MI — Elevation
3/30 — Angola, IN — Eclectic Room
3/31 — Belvedere, IL — Apollo Theater
4/2 — St. Louis, MO — Ready Room
4/3 — Springfield, MO — The Riff
4/4 — Oklahoma City, OK — Diamond Ballroom
4/6 — Champaign, IL — City Center
4/9 — Nashville, TN — Cannery
4/10 — Johnson City, TN — Capone’s
4/11 — Richmond, VA — Canal Club
4/12 — Greenville, SC — The Firmament
4/13 — Jacksonville, NC — Hooligans
4/15 — Dallas, TX — 2513 Deep Ellum
4/17 — Lubbock, TX — Jakes
4/18 — Colorado Springs, CO — Black Sheep

Palisades, Afterlife and Hawk will serve as support throughout the course of the tour, which is in support of Ice Nine Kills’ latest full-length studio recording The Silver Scream.  It has so far, produced the singles ‘American Nightmare,’ ‘Thank God It’s Friday,’ ‘A Grave Mistake‘ and ‘Stabbing in the Dark.’

INK front man Spencer Charnas said in a recent interview, that he was looking forward to the tour.

“We have been itching to get back on the road and play the most requested songs from The Silver Scream,” Charnas said.  “The fans can be sure that INK and FATN have some killer surprises up our sleeves for a tour that will most certainly be remembered.”

From Ashes To New front man Matt Brandyberry shared Charnas’ anticipation.

“Spencer and I have been talking about FATN and INK getting together for a tour for a few years now,” Brandyberry said.  “Now the stars have aligned and we’re able to bring it to life.  this tour is going to be beyond sick!”

From Ashes To New’s upcoming live performances are in support of its most recent album, 2018’s The Future.  The album produced the hit singles ‘Crazy‘ and ‘Broken.’

More information on Ice Nine Kills’ upcoming dates, its new album, videos and more is available online now at:

 

Website: http://iceninekills.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/ICENINEKILLS

 

More information on From Ashes To New is available online now at:

 

Website: http://www.fromashestonew.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/FromAshesToNew

 

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Nonpoint Debuts ‘Wheel Against Will’ Video

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Nonpoint released its latest music video this week.

The band debuted the video for its latest single ‘Wheel Against Will‘ on Wednesday. The song is the fourth single to be released from the band’s new album X since the album’s release on Aug. 24 via Spinefarm Records.

The band debuted the album’s first two singles, ‘Chaos & Earthquakes‘ and ‘Dodge Your Destiny‘ in June. The album’s third single ‘Fix This‘ debuted only weeks later in July via Loudwire, while the official video for ‘Chaos & Earthquakes’ followed in August.

The new ‘Wheel Against Will’ video places the up-tempo opus and its seeming sociopolitical commentary against a visualization of the band at work in the studio.  Mixed into the video is footage of front man Elias Soriano up close and personal reciting the song’s lyrics while friends recite the song’s chorus and drummer Robb Rivera practices his part in what looks like a hotel room.

Eagle-eyed audiences will note Rivera sporting a Machine Head pullover in some of the scenes as a bonus of sorts.  It is not known if these scenes were shot before or after Machine Head announced its breakup over the summer.

Nonpoint is currently wrapping its tour with P.O.D., which is touring in support of its own new album, Circles.  The remaining live dates on the bands’ tour are noted below.

NONPOINT ON TOUR:
12/11: Lynchburg, VA @ Phase 2
12/12: Greensboro, NC @ Cone Denim
12/14: Destin, FL @ Radio Show Club LA

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

 

Website: http://www.nonpoint.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/nonpoint

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