Reign Of Z Debuts ‘Reflections’ Video

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Alt-rock metal band Reign of Z debuted the video for its latest single this week.

The band debuted the video for its single ‘Reflections’ on Tuesday via PureGrainAudio.com and YouTube.  The single is taken from the band’s debut EP Mirrors and Memoirs.  The record, produced by Steve Sopchak (Ice Nine Kills), is scheduled for April 19.

Vocalist Zosia West talked about the EP in a recent interview.

“This is the most exposed songwriting I’ve written up to this point,” West said.  “Each song was written at different ages in my life and reformatted for listeners.  Experiences from 8, 16, 24 and present.”

West added, “Our experiences have allowed us to create a world where we find solace and comfort, and allows us to be who we are and whoever listens and follows.”

The video for the new song presents vocalist Zosia West being restrained on a table by her band mates — Steven Lords (guitar), Zach Cunningham (guitar) and Stephen Berg (bass) — as she struggles to be released.  Meanwhile, her band mates work to hold her back so that an unidentified fluid can be pumped into her.  That footage is crossed with footage of the band performing its new single against a darkly lit backdrop.

Musically, the song’s arrangement lends itself to thoughts of Halestorm, Amy Lee and even Otep to a slightly lesser degree.  Lyrically, the song comes across as a commentary about an emotional battle that West at one time fought with herself.

‘Reflections’ can be purchased now via Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon.

Reign of Z is scheduled to perform live Apr. 27 in Millvale, PA in support of Mirrors and Memoirs.  More information on the show is available along with information on the band’s new video, EP and more at:

 

Website: http://www.reignofz.com

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

 

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Like A Storm Debuts ‘Complicated (Stitches & Scars)’ Video

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Like A Storm debuted the video for its latest single this week.

The band debuted the video for its song ‘Complicated (Stitches & Scars)‘ on Friday.  The video presents the band performing its new single in a sound stage setting, and crosses that footage with shots of masked, leather-clad contortionists performing a routine along to the music.

The video was captured by Ron Thunderwood and edited by Sam Shapiro.  The song is taken from Like A Storm’s 2018 self-produced album Catacombs.  The song is available online now via Spotify, iTunes and Apple Music.

The video for ‘Complicated (Stitches & Scars)’ follows the debut of the band’s video for Catacombs‘ lead single ‘Pure Evil,’ which debuted in November.

Like A Storm is currently touring in support of Catacombs.  The band’s current tour schedule is noted below.

Sirius XM Octane Headline Dates:
February 2 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
February 4 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
February 8 – Philadelphia, PA – The Foundry
February 9 – Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery
February 10 – Asbury Park, NJ – Wonder Bar
February 12 – New York, NY – The Gramercy Theatre
February 15 – Pittsburgh, PA – Smiling Moose
February 16 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
February 17 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
February 18 – Detroit, MI – The Shelter
February 20 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Stache
February 21 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
February 22 – St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam Bar & Hall

More information on Like A Storm’s new video, tour dates and more is available online now at:

 

Website: http://likeastorm.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/likeastorm

 

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Radar State Announces New Live Dates

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Pop punk band Radar State is hitting the road in support of its debut album.

The tour is scheduled to launch Jan. 24 in Boston, MA and run a little more than two weeks before winding down Feb. 9 in Fullerton, CA.  The tour, whose schedule is noted below, is in support of the band’s debut album Strays.

1/24 – Boston MA @ Great Scott Tickets

1/25 – Brooklyn NY @ Saint Vitus Tickets

1/26 – Asbury Park NJ @ Asbury Park Brewery Tickets

1/27 – Philadelphia PA @ Johnny Brenda’s Tickets

2/1 – Kansas City MO @ Record Bar Tickets

2/2 – Chicago IL @ Cobra Lounge Tickets

2/3 – St Louis MO @ Blueberry Hill Duck Room Tickets

2/7 – San Francisco CA @ Bottom of the Hill Tickets

2/8 – Los Angeles CA @ Moroccan Lounge Tickets

2/9 – Fullerton CA @ Slidebar FREE SHOW

Strays was released domestically Jan. 11 via Wiretap Records, and in the UK and EU via Disconnect Disconnect Records.  The band debuted the lyric video for its latest single ‘Anywhere‘ on Nov. 15.  The album is streaming online now via Spotify.

Radar State’s debut album is the follow-up to the band’s self-titled 7-inch EP released last spring.  The album features cover art by Mondo Art Director and designer Jay Shaw.

More information on Radar State’s upcoming live dates, new album and more is available online now at:

 

Website: http://radarstate.merchtable.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/radar_state

 

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Authority Zero Debuts ‘Ah Hell’ Video; Announces New Live Dates

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Punk rock band Authority Zero debuted the video for its latest single this week.

The veteran Mesa, AZ-based band debuted the video for its new single ‘Ah Hell‘ on Wednesday. The video combines footage of the band performing its new single in a sound stage setting with shots of a female lead dealing with what appears to be some emotional stress, working her way through her situation through the use of art.

Front man Jason Devore explained the song’s concept in a recent interview, saying it is meant to encourage people to stand up for themselves.

“‘Ah Hell’ is a ‘well, why the f*** not’ in life scenario,” Devore said.  “Idealistically, it stems from when I was a kid.  A lot of the older teenagers and younger kids that looked up to them would all go and ride BMX in a small town I lived in.  The area we went to had a giant dirt bowl, killer terrain and one big wicked kicker (jump) at the bottom.  One day, the teens pressured this little kid by bullying him into flying down the hill to make the jump and fit in.  End result, the kid did a double back flip unintentionally and ended up landing on his face, shattering all his teeth and bone structure.  All that said, the idea the final result is to stand up for yourself, don’t give in to pressure or bullies, take chances, but also take things at your own pace and do what you feel is right for you.”

‘Ah Hell’ is taken from Authority  Zero’s latest full-length studio recording persona non grata, which was released Nov. 22 via Concrete Jungle.  the album is streaming now via Spotify and Apple Music.

It can be purchased on vinyl now here.

Authority Zero is currently scheduled to perform live this spring in Europe, with two confirmed dates in the UK and one in France.  The band’s schedule is noted below.

Upcoming shows:

APR 14 New Cross Inn- London, England, United Kingdom

APR 16 The Salty Dog- Northwich, England, United Kingdom

APR 24 Gibus Live- Paris, Ile-de-France, France (w/ Good Riddance x A Vulture Wake)

More information on Authority Zero’s new single, album and more is available online now at:

 

Website: http://www.authorityzero.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/Authority_Zero

 

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Sir Reg Debuts ‘The Underdog”s Lead Single

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Swedish punk outfit Sir Reg will release its fifth full-length studio recording this fall, and in anticipation of its release, the band is giving audiences their first preview of the album.

The band debuted the song ‘FOOL (Fight Of Our Lives)‘ on Friday.  The song is the lead single from the band’s next album The Underdogs.  Front man Brendan Sheehy, who is in fact Irish (yes, this is a band from Sweden with an Irish front man), said the album’s lead single centers on the power of hope.

“‘FOOL (Fight of our Lives)‘…is about pulling yourself back from the bring the minute you feel all hope is lost,” Sheehy said.  “Nothing and nobody can stand in your way when you decide to go grab your hopes and dreams, and achieve everything you believe is rightfully yours.”

FOOL (Fight of our Lives)‘ can be downloaded via iTunes and streamed via Spotify.

In regards to The Underdogs, the band explained in a collective statement that it is a tribute of sorts to the everyday person, that proverbial underdog who works every day to survive while also making some kind of difference.

“Everyone loves an Underdog,” the band said in its statement.  “They represent the belief that anyone can achieve and accomplish whatever they believe in, despite overwhelming odds.  This album deals with the struggles of the ordinary men and women, to make their voice heard and their opinions count, whilst not losing their spirit and ability to enjoy the simpler things in life, like hanging out with friends at their favorite bar on a Saturday night.”

More information on The Underdogs, ‘FOOL (Fight of our Lives)‘ and all of Sir Reg’s latest news and more is available online now at:

 

Website: http://www.sirregband.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/sirregband

 

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The Dead Daisies Put Out A Call To Action With Its New Single

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It’s time to ‘Rise Up’ again with The Dead Daisies.

The band today unveiled the lead single from its forthcoming album Burn It Down.  The mid-tempo, guitar-driven rocker is streaming online now via Spotify.  Front man John Corabi explained in a recent interview that the song’s lyrical theme is a social commentary.

“‘Rise Up’ is a blistering, old school Sabbath riff with angry lyrics about the state of the world!,” Corabi said.  “It’s about the people in power that say they have our best interests at heart, but don’t.  We need to rise up and let our voices be heard and tell them we want CHANGE and deserve BETTER!”

‘Rise Up’ is just one of the 11 total songs included in Burn It Down, which is currently slated to be released April 6 via Steamhammer Records.  Also included in the record are songs such as ‘Set Me Free,’ ‘Can’t Take It With You’ and the album’s title song alongside seven other songs.  Audiences will hear plenty of new material when the band heads back out on the road next month in support of Burn It Down.  The band’s upcoming tour schedule is available online now along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:

 

Website: http://thedeaddaisies.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/TheDeadDaisies

 

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Anti-Flag Unveils New Single; Announces More Live Dates

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Anti-Flag has released yet another single from its latest album, American Fall.

The band released the explicitly-titled song ‘Mr. Mother******.’  The song is streaming online now via Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play and all digital platforms.  It is available for purchase online via iTunes and Amazon.

Guitarist Chris #2 said of the song, which was originally a b-side for the band’s American Attraction picture disc, that it is meant to pay homage to certain social activist organizations.

“Honestly, we just wanted to throw our hat into the ring in the storied history of Stagger Lee,” Chris #2 said.  “Our version has nods to those in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement of today, the black panther movement and the overall fight for social and economic justice.”

He added the song, creatively, was a reflection of the band trying something new in terms of its songwriting approach.

“This is a one-take demo of the song that we thought captured something very cool,” Chris #2 said.  “We were trying to push ourselves to experiment with tempos and structures when writing for American Fall, and those experiments are pretty clear on ‘Mr. Mother******.’

Anti-Flag will embark on a new tour this spring and summer in support of American Fall.  The two-month-long-plus tour is currently scheduled to run launch May 13 in Somerset, WI and run through July 15 in Tabor, Czech Republic.  The tour includes three festival performances in May at Rock on the Range in Columbus, Ohio; Northern Invasion in Somerset, Wisconsin and Pouzza Fest in Montreal, Canada.

The band’s current tour schedule is noted below.

Tour Dates:
May 13 Somerset, WI – Northern Invasion
May 18-20 Columbus, OH – Rock On The Range
May 18-20 Montreal, QC – Pouzza 8
June 7 Interlaken, CH – GreenField Festival
June 8 Bologna, IT – Zona Roveri
June 9 Arluno, IT – Malt Festival
June 10 Cordenons, IT – Rock Town
June 13 Bratislava, SK – Incheba Expo Arena
June 14-17 Nickelsdorf, AT – Novarock Festival
June 22 Dessel, BE – Graspop Festival
June 29 Ysselsteyn, NL – Jera On Air
June 30 Würzburg, DE – Mission Ready Festival
July 6-7 Straubenhardt, DE – Happiness Festival
July 6-8 Hünxe, DE – Ruhrpott Rodeo
July 11-14 Viveiro, ES – Resurrection Festival
July 12-14 Glaubitz, DE – Glaubitz Open Air Back to Future
July 13-15 Tábor, CZ – Mighty Sounds

More information on the band’s upcoming live dates is available along with its new single, news and more 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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