Angeles Announces New Album Details, New Lineup

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Angeles will release its next album next year.

The band made the announcement through a news release distributed Friday. The document states the band is scheduled to release its next album, Running Like An Outlaw in March through Darkstar Records/Sony/Universal. Its exact release date is under consideration. Pre-orders are open now.

The album’s track listing is noted below.

“Running like an Outlaw“ tracklisting reads as follows:
1. All Night
2. Nothing But Love
3. Running Like An Outlaw
4. Creatures Of The Night
5. Lords Of Thunder
6. Witch Hunter
7. Magic Touch
8. She’s On Fire

In other news, Angeles has also announced a new lineup ahead of the album’s release. Mason Oliver has replaced Louis Collins on vocals. Collins handled vocals for the band on its most recent album, Hell on High Heels last year. The replacement makes Olver the band’s 12th vocalist.

Also new to the band is bassist Steven Stiers. Stiers replaces Cal Shelton who recorded ‘With Hunter’ with the band ahead of his recent departure from the band. Founding member Dale Lytle and current drummer Danny Basulto are still in the band’s current lineup. Basulto is the band’s sixth drummer while Stiers is the band’s seventh bassist behind Shelton.

In more news, Angeles is scheduled to perform live March 20 at the Whisky-A-Go-Go in support of its new album. The band performed most recently, Nov. 13 at Buffalo Rose in Colorado. The band released two videos from the performance. Audiences can check out the videos at the links below.

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The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus Announces Details For Upcoming Livestream Concert

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The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus has scheduled a new livestream concert.

The band is scheduled to holds its next livestream concert Oct. 2 live from the famed Whisky A Go Go.  The ticketed event is scheduled to start at 10 p.m. ET.  The concert is in support of the band’s latest studio recording The Emergency EP.

According to information made available about the performance, the concert will feature a full performance of the noted recording.  Additionally, it will feature a full performance of the band’s 2006 debut album Don’t You Fake It.  The album produced the hit single ‘Face Down.’

Front man Ron Winter talked about the upcoming concert in a recent interview.

“After much planning on how to safely travel and meet up, we are just excited to see one another!,” he said.  “We have not hung out since March, because 3 of us are full time parents. We also never had a chance to jam “The Emergency EP” as a full band because the last track was written and recorded in quarantine.”

“It’s not just about the show, we needed this as people,” added Winter. “Safety measures are in place and we have the green light from our families. Plus, we wanted to make this unique streaming event extra special for our fans, by playing the ‘Don’t Your Fake It’ album to cap off the night.  Let’s get loud!”

The Emergency EP has produced the singles ‘A Long Time Ago In A Galaxy Called LA,’ ‘Brace Yourself,’ and ‘Is This The Real World?‘  The tracklisting for The Emergency EP is noted below.

‘The Emergency EP’ Track listing:
1). Brace Yourself
2). A Long Time Ago In A Galaxy Called LA
3). Don’t Buy Into It
4). Is This The Real World?
5). Stuck On Repeat
6). Please, Unfriend Me

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Armored Saint Announces Info For ‘Punching The Sky’ Album Release Streaming Show

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Armored Saint will celebrate the release of its new album this fall live online.

The band recently announced it will celebrate the release of its new album Punching The Sky at 4 p.m. ET on Oct. 10.  The ticketed event will broadcast live from Hollywood, CA’s famed Whisky A Go Go through the band’s official Facebook page.

The band had the following to say about the upcoming concert in a prepared statement:

“We are very excited about our new record Punching The Sky, and we’d be pleased if you’d join us in this virtual show to help celebrate the release date. In these strange times where none of us can go to see live music anymore, this is the closest thing we can do about that. We will be on stage, cranking it out as we always do. We will certainly be missing seeing all of you in the venue, but we hope you’ll Rock Out with us in the comfort of your own homes!”

The ticket prices come at three separate levels, one including a signed copy of the band’s new album, another a CD and t-shirt, and the other just the t-shirt with the concert stream.  The information on the three levels is noted below.  Ticket purchases will allow audiences to view the concert until Nov. 9.

–ticket plus signed CD of Punching the Sky [$30 (USA only)]
–ticket plus exclusive event tee and signed CD [$65 (USA only)]
–ticket plus exclusive event tee [$55 (USA shipping), $65.00 (Europe shipping)]

Punching The Sky is scheduled for release Oct. 23 through Metal Blade Records.

Its release will come more than five years after the release of the band’s then latest album, Win Hands Down and more than three years after the release of the band’s then latest live recording Carpe Noctum.

In anticipation of the album’s release, the band debuted the video for the album’s lead single ‘End of the Attention Span‘ through its official Metal Blade Records page.

The video — directed by Robert Graves — features the band performing its new single and crosses that with various images of technology and the news media.  The visualization is meant to translate and illustrate the message of how technology and the news industry has proven more detriment than boon to the world.  The song’s musical arrangement meanwhile, is a steady, up-tempo work that is founded in its guitar line.

Bassist Joey Vera talked about the video in a recent interview.

“Robert got the lyrical content right away and together we delved into society’s ongoing fascination with electronic devices and the insidious disconnect it creates,” he said. “The irony is that most of us feel connected together through our phone and computer screens, but the reality is that we have created a wedge between ourselves. Our human interactions have been infected with an intense need for information. We’re always ‘looking’ for more. The end result is a very damaged attention span.”

Pre-orders are open for Punching The Sky.   It will release through a variety of platforms, which are noted below along with the album’s track listing.

– digipak-CD
– ltd. digibook-CD/DVD (incl. 3 bonus tracks)
– 180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
– clear purple / white marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 500 copies)
– dark violet marbled vinyl w/ 7″ & patch (Kings Road exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
– signal orange marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
– white w/ purple & red splatter vinyl (EMP exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
– purple / red melt vinyl (Kings Road exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
– deep purple marbled vinyl (US exclusive)
– lavender marbled vinyl w/ 7″ & patch (US exclusive)

Punching The Sky track-listing
1. Standing on the Shoulders of Giants
2. End of the Attention Span
3. Bubble
4. My Jurisdiction
5. Do Wrong to None
6. Lone Wolf
7. Missile to Gun
8. Fly in the Ointment
9. Bark, No Bite
10. Unfair
11. Never You Fret

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Angeles Announces New Live Dates

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Angeles is bringing its music to audiences in person.

The band announced a new series of live, in-person dates Monday.  The band’s new live schedule is set to start Aug. 21 in Anaheim, CA.  The concert, scheduled to take place at The Doll Hut, is an outdoor event, which will allow audiences to spread out while also enjoying the band’s live show.

Live dates are also scheduled in October and December as well as an outdoor live show April 18, 2021 at the famed Rainbow Bar & Grill.  The band’s current live schedule is noted below.


August 21st – CD Release Party @The Doll Hut in Anaheim – outdoor event
August 22nd – Mortisfest @King Bar, Lancaster CA – outdoor event
August 29th – @The Venue Denver Colorado
October 18th w/LOUDNESS @Whisky A Go Go
December 4th – w/LAST IN LINE @Whisky A Go Go
April 18th 2021 – Party In The Parking Lot @Rainbow Bar and Grill


Angeles’ new live dates are in support of the band’s latest album Hell on High Heels.  The band debuted the album’s latest single ‘Start Living’ late last month through Bravewords.  The record’s fourth single, its release was preceded by the release of the album’s other singles, ‘Celebrate,’ ‘Heal The Wounds‘ and ‘Rolling Like Thunder.’

Hell on High Heels is available now through Dark Star Records/Sony.  The album’s track listing and recording information is noted below.

‘Hell On High Heels’ tracklisting:
1. Hell On High Heels – Lytle/Collins – 4:43
2. Celebrate – Lytle/Collins – 3:37
3. Heal The Wounds – Lytle/Collins – 3:52
4. Apocalypse – Lytle/Collins – 4:24
5. Start Living – Lytle/Collins – 2:58
6. Rolling Like Thunder – Lytle/Collins – 3:56
7. Run – Lytle/Collins – 3:06
8. Holly Fenton – Merrit/James – 3:22

Music recorded at Clear Lake Recording Studios N. Hollywood CA – Ara Sarkisian.
Vocals recorded at MT Studios Burbank CA – Matt Thorne.
Produced by Dale Lytle and Matt Thorne
Mixed and mastered by Matt Thorne
Front cover by Jeffrey A. Swanson
Back cover by Connie Lytle
Graphic Design by Monarch Digital Design

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Alien Ant Farm To Host Live Streaming Concert Next Month

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Veteran alt-rock band Alien Ant Farm will hold a special live event for audiences next month.

The band will host a live streaming performance at 10 p.m. EDT July 11 at the Whisky A Go Go.  Audiences will get to watch the live performance from the comfort of their own homes (and smart phones). The concert is sponsored by Revolver magazine and Inked.

Tickets for the streaming event are $10.  Tickets are available here.

Guitarist Terry Corso talked about the upcoming concert in a recent interview.

“We live in this wait-and-watch world at the moment,” said Corso.  “So I think this online performance at the world famous Whisky A Go Go in Hollywood is going to be an experiment in what could be the new norm. Everyone is having to get creative and outside the box as far as facilitating material to fans. I think this is a pretty intriguing situation, and I’m excited at the notion of playing one show that people all over the planet can participate in.”

In other news, Alien Ant Farm recently signed a new record deal with Megafoce Records.  The band will release its next album (its sixth) through the label later this year.  Its release date will be announced in the days to come.

Corso also addressed that item.

“Next for the band is working with our new label partner Megaforce Records to get this new record out ASAP,” he said. “Getting back on the road would be great. Maybe even keep developing our drink line with Packinghouse Brewing Co. We’ve been trying to write music during the lockdown. Suddenly, everything now is about video, so there’s a lot of that going on… front yard golfing, home projects, keeping loved ones safe and trying not to go crazier than we already are, etc.”

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The Power Of Three Has Potential Staying “Power”

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Courtesy: Metal Blade Records

2014 is only a week or so old.  Despite the infancy of the year, things are already picking up within the music industry.  If the many lists of the year’s most anticipated albums are any indication, there is a lot to look forward to this year.  That’s especially the case in the world of rock and metal.  Albums from Slipknot, Tool, Earth Crisis, Corrosion of Conformity, Foo Fighters, Mastadon, Black Label Society, and so many others are already making purist rockers and metal heads the world over excited about the months to come.  Now, yet another performer has added his name that already extensive list of bands and artists whose albums are highly anticipated this year.  The performer in question is Monte Pittman.  Pittman will release his new album The Power of Three.

The Power of Three is quite the interesting listen for those that might be unfamiliar with his body of work.  While Pittman has had the honor of recording and touring with veteran New York based metal band Prong, he is most well-known for his work with none other than Madonna and former American Idol contestant Adam Lambert.  He has also recorded with former Spice Girl Melanie C. on her 2003 album Reason.  Considering that he has spent more time recording and touring with pop artists, Pittman’s new record, which will be released via Metal Blade Records on January 21st, will shock audiences.  That’s because it is anything but a pop record.  Rather, he and his band mates—Kane Richotte (drums) and Max Whipple (bass)—have crafted a ten-track record that is an early contender for a slot on this critic’s list of the year’s best hard rock records.  The album’s second song, ‘Delusions of Grandeur’ is a pummeling song that hints at influences from the likes of thrash pioneers Pantera.  This is the case at least in terms of the song’s musical side.  Pittman’s guitar work, alongside Kane Richotte’s solid drumming, make this an excellent first impression from Pittman and company.  Pittman shreds with the best of them.  And his vocal style may even lead some to compare it to that of Fireball Ministry front man James A. Rota III.  Whipple adds just enough low-end to bring everything together in this song.

Just as interesting to take in on this record is the album’s opener and lead single, ‘A Dark Horse.’  What makes the song so interesting is that there almost seems to be an old school Black Sabbath influence mixed into the song’s more prominent modern metal sound throughout its bridge and verses.  One wouldn’t think the two sounds would gel.  Low and behold, they work quite well together.  As a matter of fact, there’s no doubt that Pittman and company will have listeners putting their horns high with pride.  Yet again, all three members of the band work together here to make a song that will leave listeners breathless by the end of its near five-and-a-half-minute run time. And as with the album’s other songs, the production is just as solid as the music itself.  Not one member of the three-man organization overpowers the other at any one point throughout the song.

For all of the heavier material that comprises this record’s body, Pittman also proves that he can hold back even if only a little bit.  That’s evident in the almost Alice in Chains style ‘Everything’s Undone.’  Even more intriguing about the song is that the setup in the song’s opening moments may even conjure thoughts of Aerosmith’s ‘Back in The Saddle Again.’  It’s only momentary.  But it’s there.  On its lyrical side, it comes across as being rooted in the standard relationship issues that make up so many songs.  He sings, “Driving faster/getting closer/But I feel farther from you/Here we go again/Who’s to blame/Am I gonna get closure from you/Now you’re gone/Is there something I’ve done wrong…Now everything’s undone.”  It’s pretty obvious that Pittman is delving into a personal realm here.  The catch is that unlike so many songs that are rooted in relationship issues, this one takes that lesser travelled road, opting for a less “oh, woe is me” vibe and more for something with energy about it.  This is the case even in the song’s chorus. The song as a whole is just one more that makes this upcoming album well worth the listen and a definite early contender for a spot on this critic’s list of the year’s best new hard rock/metal albums.  Fans will get to hear even more music from Pittman and his band mates when they perform February 22nd at Los Angeles’ famed Whisky A Go Go.  Tickets for that show can be purchased via Pittman’s official website, Fans can keep up with the latest addition to Pittman’s tour schedule and all of his latest news online at,,, and  To keep up with the latest sports and entertainment reviews and news, go online to and “Like” it.  Fans can always keep up with the latest sports and entertainment reviews and news in the Phil’s Picks blog at