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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE announce rescheduled headline tour for winter 2022! August Burns Red and Light The Torch are Support acts!

Gold-selling and three-time Grammy-nominated hard rock heavyweights Killswitch Engage have announced their rescheduled headline tour for Winter 2022.

KsE, recognized by Forbes as “one of modern metal’s most cherished acts,” will bring The Atonement Tour back on the road to clubs and theaters across the U.S. and into Canada. The trek kicks off on January 28 in Pittsburgh and runs through March 12 in Philadelphia.

All dates are below. Tickets are on sale here.

The Atonement Tour makes its return with the same powerful lineup, which includes Lancaster, Pennsylvania’s August Burns Red as main support and Light the Torch as the opening act. As fans are more than well aware, LTT frontman Howard Jones served as KsE’s singer from 2002 through 2012.

This tour package was originally planned for Spring 2020 but was ultimately postponed two dates into the original run due to the global shutdown that was a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. It will now include all of the rescheduled dates as well as several new locations across the U.S.

“The long wait is finally over,” says KsE singer Jesse Leach. “We worked very hard to carefully piece this tour back together properly. After the tour was shut down two days in when it started in 2020, we are bringing it back!  We are honored and stoked to have August Burns Red and Howard Jones and the boys in Light the Torch along to make this an ‘all killer, no filler’ lineup.”

Jones echoes the sentiment, saying, “FINALLY! We get to pick up where we left off on the Atonement tour with KsE and ABR! We couldn’t be more excited to resume with the same lineup, and additional dates have been added so don’t miss this noisy party. Now, stop reading this and get your tickets. GO! This will be a tour to remember and you do not want to miss it!

Tour Schedule:

1/28 — Pittsburgh, PA — Stage AE

1/29 — Silver Spring, MD — Fillmore

1/31 — Stroudsburg, PA — Sherman Theater

2/1 — Montreal, QC — M-Telus

2/2 — Toronto, ON — Rebel

2/4 — Wallingford, CT — The Dome

2/5 — Portland, ME — State Theater

2/6 — Boston, MA — House of Blues

2/8 — New York, NY — Terminal 5

2/10 — Raleigh, NC — Ritz

2/11 — Atlanta, GA — Tabernacle

2/12 — Orlando, FL — House of Blues

2/14 — Houston, TX — House of Blues

2/15 — Dallas, TX — SouthSide Ballroom

2/17 — Tempe, AZ — The Marquee

2/18 — Los Angeles, CA — The Wiltern

2/19 — Las Vegas, NV — Brooklyn Bowl

2/21 — Ventura, CA — Ventura Theater

2/22 — Riverside, CA — Municipal Auditorium

2/23 — San Francisco, CA — The Warfield

2/25 — Spokane, WA — Knitting Factory

2/26 — Missoula, MT — Wilma Theater

2/27 — Seattle, WA — Showbox SoDo

3/1 — Boise, ID — Revolution Concert House

3/2 — Salt Lake City, UT — Complex

3/3 — Denver, CO — The Fillmore

3/5 — Green Bay, WI — EPIC Event Center

3/6 — Minneapolis, MN — The Fillmore

3/7 — Chicago, IL — Radius

3/8 — Columbus, OH — Express Live

3/10 — Detroit, MI — Fillmore

3/11 — Rochester, NY — Main Street Armory

3/12 — Philadelphia, PA — Franklin Music Hall

The history of music, Part VI: Anywhere the wind blows, the music will rock you.

The seventies were a time in which music in all it’s glory gained much popularity. From disco and funk, all the way to rock and heavy metal, these genres made their rise to power and most of them succeeded in doing so. Most of them are still alive today and probably known best as classics.

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CASKET ROBBERY Launch Pre-Save For New Single – “Bone Mother”

Madison (WI) – Midwest Death Machine CASKET ROBBERY have launched the pre-save link for their upcoming new single, “Bone Mother.” The band will release “Bone Mother” on November 19.

Pre-save “Bone Mother” here!

Pre-order the digital download here!

“Bone Mother” is dedicated to the memory of Eric Orvold, father of CASKET ROBBERY vocalist Megan Orvold.

Emerging from the darkest and most desolate areas of the Midwest, CASKET ROBBERY creates its own signature style of death metal by infusing horror and occult themes. Their trademark huge riffs and unstoppable grooves create the unrelenting, brutally catchy, and eerie sound that only CASKET ROBBERY is known for. Death metal with a wink.


CASKET ROBBERY’s intense, high energy shows have quickly surfaced a die hard following. They continue to show a relentless work ethic and dedication to their fanbase. After the release of their debut album CASKET ROBBERY has toured the United States continually, hitting large festivals like Full Terror Assault and Milwaukee Summerfest. CASKET ROBBERY has shared the stage with Cannibal Corpse, Jungle Rot, Psycroptic, Immolation and more.


Your unrelenting nightmare has just begun.

Casket Robbery is:
Megan Orvold – Vocals

Cory Scheider – Guitars

Troy Powell – Guitars

Eli Pete – Bass

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Dean Markley Strings, Vader Cabinets, Pig Hog Cables, Dirtbag Clothing, Gravewitch Goods.

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New York rocker DMITRY WILD showcases defiant flair on ‘Don’t Need Anybody’ single.

Dmitry Wild presents his new single ‘Don’t Need Anybody’ after a brief pandemic-inspired pause since releasing three singles in 2020. Here we find him immersed in his trademark blend of 70’s vintage rock, mixed with garage rock and punk ethos. Together with the B-side ‘Summer of 2021’, it will be released digitally on December 1. For this single, Wild worked with Byron Frayne (mixing) and NYC blues-rock cult hero David Patillo (mixing and mastering).

Following his latest single ”Pandemic Summer’, we sense the proverbial fog somewhat lifting with this new single. “The idea came during the Pandemic. I felt people needed more positivity in the world around us,” says Dmitry Wild.

For Dmitry Wild, all ultimately lead back to oneself. After surviving 9/11 due to a late train on the way to band practice, he has fronted 10 bands of his own and collaborated with the likes of The Cramps’ Jungle Jim and Vladimir Komarov from the iconic Russian band Punk TV (and also a NYC-based producer).

“Every song offers opposing storyline, there is a separate theatre of meanings and emotions that highlights what we as humanity just lived through in 2020, but when that’s done in major tonalities and to a rippind drum beat it feels good to be alive again,” says Dmitry Wild.

“The first song ‘Don’t Need Anybody’ offers an introspection and resolution that you don’t need anybody’s approval, digital or physical, for you to accept yourself for who you are. Also, to really truly live, all you need is some time, peace and your own soul to guide you an emotion that gets yelled out through the microphone.”

A musician, actor and writer, Dmitry Wild’s ever-present musical persona always leads him on fascinating adventures. His book ‘Why Be Normal? details a raucous road trip and his own personal search for the American Dream.

Upon escaping the pandemic with a move upstate to Hudson, New York, he launched a more solo trajectory as the main writer, composer, guitarist and a performer of all material. With performance, emotion and lyrics at the core of his music, live shows take on a theatrical and, at times, mystical experience with a band of true conspirators, performing under the name Dmitry Wild and The Spells (with Peter Breed doubling on keys and bass).

In early 2022, Dmitry Wild plans to release a full-length album of edgy ballads, folky gipsy tales, a few covers, other introspective tracks inspired by the 80’s and garage blues. For now, ‘Don’t Need Anybody’ will be released on December 1 and will be available across all good digital sites, including Apple MusicSpotify and Bandcamp, where it can already be ordered.

CREDITS
Written by Dmitry Wild
All guitars, vocals and bass performed and recorded by Dmitry Wild
Track 1 mixed by Byron Fyrne. Track 2 mixed by David Pattillo
Mastering by David Pattillo
Drums by Matt Liptak
Piano by Byron Frayne
Sax by Stan Killian

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The History Of Music, Part V: The 60’s, The Icons Of The Music Industry.

With the arrival of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Animals, The Yardbirds, and many more bands, a new era of music arrived to us. An era of Love, Peace and Understanding. The sixties were one of the most important era’s in music history and made today’s Icons of the music industry.

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Ravenous supports Unleash The Archers For Edmonton Tour on November 6!

Calgary’s Ravenous announce they will be opening for Unleash the Archers’ Edmonton tour date on Saturday, November 6th at the Starlite Room. They will be performing in support of their new album “Hubris” recently unleashed on October 22, 2021 via Feast Beast Records (NA/EU) / Spiritual Beast (Asia).

Ravenous vocalist R. A. Voltaire adds:

“We are excited to join our friends UNLEASH THE ARCHERS in celebration of CONCERTWORKS’ 10 year anniversary. Not only are we great supporters of STARLITE ROOM (one of the best venues in Canada), we are also happy to see yet another venue and booking agency survive the havoc wreaked upon our industry by the Covid pandemic  – may this be the beginning of a prosperous time for bands, venues, staff, and crew all alike!” 

Event Details can be found here!

Taking their performance, writing, and musicianship seriously, but allowing tongue-in-cheek humour and pop culture references to resonate through the songs, Ravenous is bringing fans anthemic tunes from a time when metal was hungry. 

They bring a full lineup of experienced musicians together, ones that have toured extensively and are fully dedicated to providing a high-energy, high-intensity live experience. Ravenous seek to inspire others to find that inner triumph and glory that drove them to form this project – whether that means starting their own band, or just finding the strength to make a change in their lives – they seek to empower their followers through every step of their journey.

“Hubris” was produced by Ravenous with mixing and mastering done by Fredrik Nordström (In Flames, Opeth, Firewind) along with album guests Vincent ‘Jake’ Jones of Aether Realm, Heinrich Yoshio of Aether Realm, Mathias Blad of Falconer, Nina Osegueda of A Sound of Thunder, The Dread Crew of Oddwood (Full Band).

Animated music videos for “Die 1000 Deaths” ft. Heinrich Yoshio of Aether Realm plus lyric video “Astral Elixir” are available on the band’s YouTube.

Album digital stream and download available on SpotifyApple Music, and BandCamp.

Track Listing:
1. Carnage in Carthage (4:37)
2. Astral Elixir (5:16)
3. Son of Storms (4:33)
4. Die 1000 Deaths (5:24) (3rd Guitar Solo by Heinrich Yoshio of Aether Realm)
5. Bridgeburner (6:10)
6. The Alder Queen (3:17) (ft. Lead Vocals by Nina Osegueda of A Sound of Thunder)
7. March of Hunger (4:47)
8. Claw is the Law (5:24) (ft. Lead Vocals, Accordion, Mandolin, and Gang Vocals by The Dread Crew of Oddwood)
9. Onwards & Upwards (4:09) (ft. Lead Vocals by Mathias Blad of Falconer)
10. …Of Beasts and Faust (10:21) (ft. Lead Vocals by Vincent Jones of Aether Realm)
Total Length 53:57
Japanese Version Exclusives
11. Cakaw Te Partiro (Bonus) – 3:13
12. 一瞬千撃 (Bonus) – 5:25
Total Length 62:34

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In loving memory, chapter three: Chester Bennington.

When you were standing in the wake of devastation,
When you were waiting on the edge of the unknown,
And with the cataclysm raining down,
Insides crying, “Save me now”
You were there, impossibly alone
.”

It are four sentences from Linkin Park’s song: Iridescent and they embody the feelings that all fans of the famous musicians felt when they heard about the news that singer-songwriter and multi-musician: Chester Bennington passed away.

It was a dark moment in the history of music, when the world found out about Chester’s untimely death. Chester was a singer-songwriter with an exceptional voice and voice-range. He had the ability to perform his songs at a voice range that many other artists could not even dream of reaching, and that made Chester Bennington an extraordinary artist.

He always had his heart at the right place and did not ran away if someone asked him for help. For being a famous artist around the entire world, he was always at the right place, at the right time, and that made him the extraordinary person that he was.

With famous songs like: Crawling, Numb, Somewhere I Belong, In In The End, and so many more, Linkin Park became one of the most iconic rock-bands of all time. And even now, with Chester not longer with us, the songs are still popular and to the die hard fans of the band these are undying songs that they will cherish in their hearts forever.

Chester Bennington also worked together with many other artists and did not stay within the rock scene to do so. This gained him a lot of good friends who, in his absence, made many tribute songs for the late musician.

He was a kind, loving, caring man who loved his family, friends and of course also his fans. In the last years of his life, he went through many struggles and that caused that he eventually decided to hang himself to death. Today, four years and three months later, he is still being missed by his friends, family and fans. But his legacy will continue on into infinity. That is a certain fact.

In loving memory of Chester Bennington:

March 20, 1976 – July 20, 2017.

 Brazilian Multi-Instrumentalist Lucas Barbosa’s TERRA’s New Video “Sound Of Rain. Out” Now! Debut album: Hypercube, out November 19!

Today, the third single “Sound of Rain” is revealed with a music video via Rockshots Records’ YouTube channel.

Check out here, for digital stream!

A word from the artist:

“Sound Of Rain is a soundtrack for a resting session at the end of a long and tiring journey or just an exhausting day. In every journey, there is a moment when we sit down, take a deep breath and try to make sense of all the learnings, mistakes and lessons we collect along the way. It is part of the learning process and it feeds the creative and constructive loops of any thought or idea we might be forming. Our subconscious does this process automatically during our dreams when we sleep. So, Sound Of Rain talks about owning this process, about Lucid Dreaming, by the sound of pouring water, in a comfortable and warm environment, where we lead the process of making sense of all what we learned so far in our life journeys, what is yet to discover and what path should we take to get to the final goal. In this case, the formation, comprehension and harvesting of the perfect Idea, the one that represents the best version of ourselves, a Hypercube on the top of the mountain. In order to transmit this message, elements of percussion, finger-style classical guitar, exploring harmonic features of the instrument, and organic rhythmics were used, over smooth by dynamic harmonic progression were implemented”

Terra brings a combination of musical, audiovisual and artistic experience that translates the personality and ideas of Brazilian composer and multi-instrumentalist Lucas Barbosa, resulting in a musical journey for those who love music and exploration of the new.

“The idea of Terra was always there, I believe. I have been composing and writing songs since I was 15. I needed a platform to structure and back these songs. This platform should allow me to combine some passions of mine: folk and metal music, traveling and photography. When I was around 20, I came up with the concept of TERRA, a project that would combine all the influences that made the musician and the person I am, in an organic manner, which would allow me to tell my stories of discoveries and exploration, including my experiences traveling through Brazil and throughout the world. It took about 10 years to actually find the environment and opportunity to bring this idea to life by recording Hypercube and kick-starting this journey.” comments Barbosa.

Terra’s first record is the outcome of the combination of elements put together to tell a story of a journey of growth and self-discovery, that frankly, could be the tale of every human being at some point in their lives. Ten songs are there to paint a picture of the artist’s personality and explore each step of the way with the respective deserved depth. Although heavy metal is the glue that unites all the musical nuances presented on this album, “Hypercube” does not shy away from a rich range of influences such as American Bluegrass, Country Music, Classic Rock, Classical Music, Western Folk, traditional Brazilian, Caipira and Sertanejo music along with passages of Samba, Capoeira, Bossa Nova and many others to convey its message. Lucas Barbosa was responsible for playing almost all instruments, including rhythm and lead guitars in all their forms (electric, classical, 6 string, 12 string), bass, Brazilian guitar (or Viola Caipira), Andean guitar (or Charango), Pan flute (Andean flute), harmonica, percussions and piano, in addition to performing all of the vocals in the songs.

Terra‘s debut album “Hypercube” is due out November 19, 2021.

Pre-order album here!

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Music Video: Let it burn!

Lyric video: Sign My Name!

Track Listing:
1. Let It Burn (4:18)
2. Always Resist (4:35)
3. Sign My Name (6:31)
4. Down The Road (4:03)
5. Shivers and Snow (4:56)
6. Sound of Rain (5:45)
7. Against The Wind (10:29)
8. Montaria (9:49)
9. Hypercube (8:54)
10. Our Time Is Now (6:19)
Album Length: 1:05:44

Album Credits:
All songs & Lyrics written by Lucas Barbosa
All Instruments, except drums, played by Lucas Barbosa, including Vocals, Guitars, Bass guitars, 6-string and 12-string Acoustic Guitars, Brazilian Guitar, Andean Guitar, Pan Flutes, Harmonicas, Piano and Percussions
Drums recorded by Alex Cristopher
Produced, Engineered, Mixed and Mastered by Thiago Bianchi at Fusão Studios in São Paulo, Brazil.
Cover art Concept by Lucas Barbosa
Art by Carlos Fidelis

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The history of music, Part IV: Rock around the clock, till the music dies.

The fifties music had a huge influence in the music we listen to today. The songs carried hope, love and freedom with them. Songs from artists like Elvis Presley, Ritchie Valens, Buddy Holly and many more gave people a great feeling. The feeling of joy and happiness. A carefree life ahead.

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Movie scores Wednesday: Harry Potter.

Hedwig’s Theme.

“You’re a wizard Harry.” With this sentence, millions of people got hooked forever to the boy who lived. The fantastic franchise tells the story of a young boy who survived the curse of death, simply because his parents gave their lives for him. A simple act of love saved his life.

How can an eight-movie franchise, a seven-books series, a simple yet powerful story become such a big influence to so many people? It might be the story, as some say, or the lovable characters, or simply the brilliant mind of the writer J.K. Rowling, that caused it all. To some of us it might also be the geniality of music, combined into the story.

In movies, music plays a crucial part in the storyline. It helps the viewers to be deeper connected to the characters and to what is happening, by playing right into people’s feelings. That is why movie scores are a very important part in movies.

In the Harry Potter franchise, the opening track became such a big hit, that it quickly became the franchises theme song. We’re talking of course about ‘Hedwig’s Theme’. The song does not include text, but that is not necessary at all. Whenever people hear the very first tunes playing, they know exactly what comes next and that is the beauty of a theme song. Many theme songs from movies have that and they are therefor an important part to the franchise.

What would movies be without music anyway? The scores in movies are there to give people a special feeling, as they are capable to give more value to the scenes that they host. Some of them are in a happy mood, while others are more with a dramatic influence. It’s what the scene tells you and you can feel the actor’s emotions through the songs.

It also appeared in the Harry Potter franchise, and hereby I’ll give you my top 5 list fo scores from Harry Potter movies, with a bit of information about the scenes themselves.

Number five: Double Trouble. (Harry Potter and Prisoner Of Azkaban.)

In the third movie when students arrive at Hogwarts, the student choir is singing this song to alert the other students that something is about to happen. This movie then also is a bit darker then the two predecessors, warning the viewers that the students are growing up and dark times are lying ahead.

Number four: Neville’s Waltz. (Harry Potter and The Goblet Of Fire.)

The fourth movie is about the Triwizard Tournament. A competition held every four years between three competing schools: Hogwarts, Durmstrang, and Beauxbattons. Because it is an international competition with, in this case four students competing: Harry Potter and Cedric Diggory for Hogwarts, Fleur Delacour for Beauxbattons and Viktor Krum for Durmstrang, there’s a Yule Ball planned to which all students are invited for “a night of well mannered frivolity” as Professor McGonagall prefered to call it. This is Neville Longbottom’s time to shine.

Number three: Death of Cedric. (Harry Potter and The Goblet Of Fire.)

In the same movie the tragic death of Cedric Diggory plays a huge part in the franchise. It marks the beginning of the dark times coming ahead. This song captures all the emotions that people feel when they lose a loved one.

Number Two: Loved Ones And Leaving. (Harry Potter and The Order Of The Phoenix.)

The fifth movie captures the darkness taking over the power and the return as the rulers. While many of the students are at school, under the the reign of the ministry, some rebellious students want to stand up and fight against the evil that terrorizes them. It turns into a battle at the ministry itself, during which horrible things happen. This song then also perfectly reflects those incidents.

Number One: Dumbledore’s Farewell. (Harry Potter and The Half-blood Prince.)

When the final battle is at the merge of breaking through, another very brave man gives his life to save others. Throughout the entire series, Albus Dumbledore had been a great headmaster of the school. He stood for everything that Hogwarts was build for and protected the school, the students, and the teachers in every way possible. His loss meant a great deal to many of them and he will therefor never be forgotten.

Even tho the books are all written, the movies have been made, and the story has been told in many different languages, the franchise will never end. It’s a universe on it’s own that will go on for the rest of days, cause the story had a major impact on many people who will forever be potter-heads in their hearts.

Do you agree with this list? Let me know your top five and/ or opinions on mine. Let’s keep the Harry Potter universe expanding until eternity.

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