FOZZY is proud and honored to announce the addition of JEFF ROUSE as their new bass player. Jeff is an incredible musician and singer who has spent the last decade playing in DUFF McKAGEN’s LOADED and is also the lead singer and guitar player in THE GUESSING GAME. After former bassist Paul DiLeo amicably and mutually parted ways with FOZZY last May, Jeff stepped in and immediately injected his amazing musicianship and electrifying stage presence into FOZZY’S already critically acclaimed live show. “I’m stoked to have been asked to join FOZZY and to hit the road to support ‘Do You Wanna Start A War!’ Can’t wait to see everyone out there!” Rouse said.  Rich Ward comments, “The first time I saw Jeff play with DUFF McKAGAN’S LOADED, it was immediately apparent that I was watching a special talent. He’s a pocket player with killer tone and amazing stage presence. One of the few total package musicians that I have ever known and it’s an honor to call him a bandmate and more importantly, my brother.

FOZZY have been quite busy with some heavy duty non-stop touring and they have just announced their headlining tour in support of their new single and title track of their new album, Do You Wanna Start a War. The tour is called the CINDERBLOCK PARTY TOUR which will feature two of my favorite bands; Texas Hippie Coalition and Shaman’s Harvest. This will definitely be one tour you don’t want to miss. The 19 date tour sets off on November 20th. I am hoping they add some West Coast dates soon because that lineup is fierce. Check their upcoming tour dates below and see if they will be heading to a venue near you:

  • 09/30     Nashville, TN @Cannery Ballroom (with Theory of A Deadman)
  • 10/01     Ft. Wayne, IN @ Piere’s
  • 10/02     Baltimore, MD @ Ram’s Head Live (with Theory of A Deadman)
  • 10/03     Knoxville, TN @ The International (with Theory of A Deadman)
  • 10/05     New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theatre (with Theory of A Deadman)
  • 10/06     Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club (with Theory of A Deadman)
  • 10/07     Boston, MA @ House of Blues (with Theory of A Deadman)
  • 10/08     Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom (with Theory of A Deadman)
  • 10/10     Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall (with Theory of A Deadman)
  • 10/11     Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues (with Theory of A Deadman)
  • 10/12     Boalsburg, PA @ Number One Cycle Center (with Theory of A Deadman)


  • 11/20     Flint, MI @ Machine Shop (w/ Texas Hippie Coalition and Shaman’s Harvest)
  • 11/21     Steger, IL @ Another Hole In The Wall  (w/ Texas Hippie Coalition and Shaman’s Harvest)
  • 11/22     Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights (w/ Texas Hippie Coalition and Shaman’s Harvest)
  • 11/24     St. Louis, MO @ Pop’s  (w/ Texas Hippie Coalition and Shaman’s Harvest)
  • 11/25     Rockford, IL @ District (w/ Texas Hippie Coalition and Shaman’s Harvest)
  • 11/26     Kenosha, WI @ Brat Stop (w/ Texas Hippie Coalition and Shaman’s Harvest)
  • 11/28     Joplin, MO @ Rock 3405  (w/ Texas Hippie Coalition and Shaman’s Harvest)
  • 11/29     Lubbock, TX @ Jake’s Backroom  (w/ Texas Hippie Coalition and Shaman’s Harvest)
  • 11/30     Dallas, TX @ Trees (w/ Texas Hippie Coalition and Shaman’s Harvest)
  • 12/02     San Antonio, TX @ 210 Kaponse Live (w/ Texas Hippie Coalition and Shaman’s Harvest)
  • 12/03     Houston, TX @ Scout Bar (w/ Texas Hippie Coalition and Shaman’s Harvest)
  • 12/04     New Orleans, LA @ Parish @ House Of Blues (w/ Texas Hippie Coalition and Shaman’s Harvest)
  • 12/05     Destin, FL @ Club LA (w/ Texas Hippie Coalition and Shaman’s Harvest)
  • 12/06     Jacksonville, FL @ Aqua in The Roc Bar Room (w/ Texas Hippie Coalition and Shaman’s Harvest)
  • 12/07     Cape Coral, FL @ Dixies Roadhouse (w/ Texas Hippie Coalition and Shaman’s Harvest)
  • 12/11     Lake Buena Vista, FL House of Blues (w/ Texas Hippie Coalition and Shaman’s Harvest)
  • 12/12     St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theater (w/ Texas Hippie Coalition and Shaman’s Harvest)

Make sure to visit their social media sites and get ready for another great tour! I will leave you with a tribute video for Sandpaper and our interview with Chris Jericho from last year.

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Rockers, Art of Dying from Canada have a constant spot on my daily music playlist.  Their music not only kicks ass in rock n roll but also have such emotionally charged lyrics that many can connect and relate to.  I personally, have experienced the power of healing through music by listening to my favorite Art of Dying songs at one of the hardest times in my life. It truly is music to feed your soul wrapped in blazing rock and roll.  Art of Dying is Jonny Hetherington on Vocals, Greg Bradley on Guitar, Jeff Brown on Drums, Cale Gontier on Bass/Vocals and Tavis Stanley on Guitar and Vocals.

We have been awaiting some news from Art of Dying about the progress of their new album and we have just learned that the new album is FINISHED! They worked in secret and finished the new album which was produced by David Bendeth. It won’t be long now until we get more news on it’s release.

In addition, they  have also announced that they have signed to Eleven Seven Music. Here is the news post which appeared on their site with the news:


It’s been a busy year for Art of Dying as we’ve inked a deal with Eleven Seven Music, (Motley Crue, Five Finger Death Punch, Papa Roach, Escape The Fate) and finished our new record with David Bendeth (Bring Me The Horizon, Breaking Benjamin, Of Mice & Men) in New Jersey completely under the radar. 

I can’t tell you how excited we are about the new music! Making this album was one of the most intense experiences we’ve ever been through, so we kept things pretty tight lipped in order to focus all of our energy into every lyric, note and beat of the creative process. We’ve seen all of the calls for new music coming in from our fans on our social media channels, and now I’m thrilled to say the record is done, and the wait is almost over!

Many thanks to Allen Kovac, Nikki Sixx and our new family at Eleven Seven Music for aligning their vision with ours and helping us make this album a reality. We’re ecstatic about our new home on the label where we’re joining some amazing bands. North America is home base for Eleven Seven, but they put a ton of weight in touring their bands internationally to places in Europe, Asia and South America. So if you want to see Art of Dying in your back yard, now is the time to speak up and be heard! 

So make sure to visit their social media sites and stay tuned for more new music. You can also head over to Itunes here and make sure you have all of their music in your collection. They are definitely ear porn and you will be hooked! In case you missed our interview with vocalist, Jonny Hetherington, you can read it here.

~ Enjoy, Marisol

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Nonpoint have released the music video for their song, Breaking Skin wich is off their soon to be released new studio album, The Return. We only have one more day to wait for the highly anticipated release, on September 30th.  Check out the video for it here:

The song definitely kicks ass and I can’t wait for what is in store with the album. I love the energy these guys deliver and their songs always get me pumped up and ready to sieze the day and any challenges I may face! Nonpoint has some upcoming tour dates and hopefully they are coming to a venue near you!

September 30 – Lacrosse, WI – The Cavalier Theater

October 1 – Mishawaka, IN – Smith’s Downtown

October 2 – Macomb, IL – The Forum Live

October 3 – Battle Creek, MI – Planet Rock

October 4 – Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life

Make sure to also visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news.

~ Marisol

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New Found Glory have premiered a new song, Stubborn which is off the upcoming album, Resurrection. The song features Anthony Raneri of Bayside. Bassist Ian Grushka commented about the song, In life, some of the hardest things to do are to admit when you are wrong, accept responsibility for your own actions, and to grow up and mature. This is what this song is about.” He continued, “it’s my favorite song on the new album, and the one that means the most to me personally.”  Check out the new song here:

Also, they recently  released their music video for their new song, Ready and Willing which is also off the new album which will be released on October 7th through Hopeless Records. Check out the video here:

Preorder Packages + VIP Ticket Bundles available here: and you can Preorder ‘Resurrection’ from iTunes and receive an instant grat download of this song They will also be doing special in store signings and acoustic performances at the following locations:

Oct. 3rd @ 5:30 PM M-Theory Music – 2720 Via De La Valle, Del Mar, CA 92014
Oct. 4th @ 6:30 PM Fingerprints Music – 420 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA
Oct. 5th @ 5:00 PM Zia Records – 3201 S Mill Ave, Tempe, AZ
Oct. 10th @ 6:30 PM Park Ave CD’s – 2916 Corrine Dr, Orlando, FL
Oct. 11th @ 5:30 PM F.Y.E. Sawgrass Mill Mall – 12801 W Sunrise Blvd Ste 743, Sunrise, FL
Oct. 12th @ 5:00 PM Criminal Records Atlanta – 1154 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA
Oct. 14th @ 5:00 PM The Sound Garden – 1616 Thames St, Baltimore, MD
Oct. 15th @ 5:00 PM FYE – 100 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA
Oct. 18th @ 5:30 PM Vintage Vinyl Records – 51 Lafayette Rd, Fords, NJ
Oct. 19th @ 1:00 PM Looney Tunes Cds – 31 Brookvale Ave, West Babylon, NY 11704

New Found Glory will be headlining the 5th Annual Glamour Kills Tour. The tour is set to kick off on October 3rd in San Diego and run until November 8th in Santa Cruz. The lineup includes We Are The In Crowd and Fireworks, along with rotating openers Candy Hearts, Red City Radio, and Better Off. Tickets can be purchased at You can also get your presale tickets here:



Make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news.

~ Marisol

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Tour Dates: 

Oct 3              House of Blues                               San Diego, CA

Oct 4              House of Blues                               Los Angeles, CA

Oct 5              Marquee Theatre                            Tempe, AZ

Oct 7              Emo’s                                              Austin, TX

Oct 9              Orpheum                                        Tampa, FL

Oct 10            House of Blues                               Orlando, FL

Oct 11            Revolution                                       Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Oct 12            Masquerade                                    Atlanta, GA

Oct 14            Rams Head Live                              Baltimore, MD

Oct 15            Theatre of Living Arts                      Philadelphia, PA

Oct 16            House of Blues                                Boston, MA

Oct 17            Toad’s Place                                    New Haven, CT

Oct 18            Starland Ballroom                            Sayreville, NJ

Oct 19             Best Buy Theater                            New York, NY

Oct 21            Town Ballroom                                 Buffalo, NY

Oct 22             Altar Bar                                          Pittsburgh, PA

Oct 23             House of Blues                                Cleveland, OH

Oct 24             Majestic Theatre                              Detroit, MI

Oct 26             The Ready Room                            St Louis, MO

Oct 28             Bourbon Theater                             Lincoln, NE

Oct 29             Summit Music Hall                          Denver, CO

Oct 30             Sunshine Theater                           Albuquerque, NM

Oct 31             Hard Rock Live                                Las Vegas, NV

Nov 1              House of Blues                                Anaheim, CA

Nov 2              Ace of Spades                                 Sacramento, CA

Nov 4              Showbox                                         Seattle, WA

Nov 5              Hawthrone Theater                         Portland, OR

Nov 7              Regency Ballroom                           San Francisco, CA

Nov 8              The Catalyst                                    Santa Cruz, CA


Pop Punk’s Not Dead Tour UK

*w/ The Story So Far, State Champs, Candy Hearts & Only Rivals

Nov 12 Academy Dublin
Nov 13 Limelight Belfast
*Nov 15 Institute Birmingham
*Nov 16 O2 Academy Newcastle
*Nov 17 ABC Glasgow
*Nov 18 Rock City Nottingham
*Nov 20 O2 Academy Liverpool
*Nov 21 Academy 1 Manchester
*Nov 22 O2 Academy Leeds
*Nov 23 Solus Cardiff
*Nov 25 O2 Academy 1 Bristol
*Nov 26 Pyramid Portsmouth
*Nov 28 Forum London
*Nov 29 Forum London
Nov 30 Divan du Monde Paris
Dec 1 Trix Hall Belgium
Dec 2 Tivoli Utrecht, Holland
Dec 3 Knust Hamburg, Germany
Dec 4 Luxor Cologne, Germany
Dec 6 Magazzini Generali Milan
Dec 8 Razz2 Barcelona, Spain
Dec  10 Penelope Madrid, Spain


Chicago based Industrial Rock band Cyanotic have announced the dates of their upcoming North American “TerminaTour” which features support from Toronto based Alternative Rock band The Rabid Whole. The tour kicked off this weekend in Chicago, IL and will wrap up on November 8th at The Warehouse in LaCrosse, WI. Sean Payne from Cyanotic said this about the tour, “We have been through 18 tours now and this is gonna be a really good demonstration of everything we have learned from all those years of playing with bands like Skinny Puppy, Dillinger Escape Plan, Front Line Assembly, and so many of our other biggest influences. This is us at our prime, and we’ve never felt more confident about delivering a memorable time for all our new and old school fans alike. :D

Andreas Weiss from The Rabid Whole added, “We are beyond stoked to be hitting the road again, especially with Cyanotic. Those guys know how to put on a show & this is going to be a solid tour. You won’t be sorry you got off your ass and came out.”

We are excited to see that they will be making a much anticipated stop in San Francisco at the DNA Lounge on October 26th. Check out the tour dates and see if they will be coming to a venue near you:

09/29: Ypsilanti, MI @ The Maidstone Theatre
09/30: Cincinnati, OH @ The Rakes End
10/01: Cleveland, OH @ The Foundry
10/02: Pittsburgh, PA @ 31st St Pub
10/03: Buffalo, NY @ Broadway Joe’s
10/04: Toronto, ON @ Bovine Sex Club
10/05: Montreal, QC @ Piranha Bar
10/07: Ottawa, ON @ Zaphod Beeblebrox
10/08: Providence, RI @DV8
10/09: Wilmington, DE @ Mojo 13
10/10: New York, NY @ Tobacco Road
10/11: Baltimore, MD @ Club Orpheus
10/14: New Orleans, LA @ Dragon’s Den
10/17: San Antonio, TX @ Limelight
10/21: Albuquerque, NM @ Low Spirits
10/22: Denver, CO @ 3 Kings Tavern
10/26: San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
10/28: Portland, OR @ Tonic Lounge
10/29: Seattle, WA @ Highline
11/01: Los Angeles, CA @ Bar Sinister
11/03: Oklahoma City, OK @ Voodoo Lounge
11/04: Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
11/05: St. Paul, MN @ Amsterdam Bar & Hall
11/07: St. Louis, MO @ The Crack Fox
11/08: La Crosse, WI @ The Warehouse



The Rabid Whole

The Rabid Whole

Cyanotic is:

  • Sean Payne: Vocals, Samples, Drums
  • Chris Hryniewieck: Guitars
  • Jordan Davis: Synths, Samples, Drums

The Rabid Whole is:

  • Andreas Weiss – Writing, Vox.Guitar,Keys,Programming
  • Chalsey Noelle – Keys, Backup Vox
  • George Radutu – Guitar, Media
  • Oscar Anesetti – Bass Guitar
  • Matt O’Rourke – Live Drums

Make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news.

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Photo Credit: Phil Clarkin

Photo Credit: Phil Clarkin

The instrumental rock band STS9 from Atlanta are ready to embark on a 25 date Autumn Tour 2014 which will kick off on October 9th at the Egyptian Room in Indianapolis. This will be the first official headlining tour in over a year for STS9.

Hot off their two-night sold-out run at the famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado earlier this month, the group–Hunter Brown (guitar/sequences), Jeffree Lerner (percussion), David Phipps(keyboards/synths), Zach Velmer (drums) and Alana Rocklin (bass)–will be supported on select dates by Grammy-winning producers J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League.

The 25-date tour will kick off October 9 at the Egyptian Room in Indianapolis and then make its way east stopping in Pittsburgh, Detroit, Grand Rapids and Portland before hitting New York Cityon Friday, October 17 at the Best Buy Theater. From there, the tour heads to Philadelphia, Boston, Washington, DC, Richmond, Knoxville, Chattanooga and Nashville. As the birthplace ofSTS9 over 15 years ago, the group will perform back-to-back nights in Atlanta on November 1 and 2 at The Tabernacle and then stop in Fayetteville, Tulsa, Dallas and Austin before wrapping up in California with performances at The Wiltern in Los Angeles on Friday, November 21 and Oakland’s Fox Theater on Saturday, November 22. See below for the full list of tour dates.

In December, STS9 will be joining friends Umphrey’s McGee and the Disco Biscuits for Dominican Holidaze December 3-7 at the Breathless Resort & Spa in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.This event is sold-out.

The band will then close out 2014 and ring in 2015 with three nights at the legendary Fillmore Auditorium in Denver, CO on December 31, January 2 and 3, 2015.  Tickets go on-sale Wednesday, October 1 exclusively at

Check out the dates below:

Thu 10/9 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room
Fri 10/10 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
Sat 10/11 Detroit, MI The Fillmore
Sun 10/12 Grand Rapids, MI The Orbit Room
Thu 10/16 Portland, ME State Theater
Fri 10/17 New York, NY Best Buy Theater
Sat 10/18 Philadelphia, PA Tower Theater
Sun 10/19 Boston, MA House of Blues
Tue 10/21 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
Wed 10/22 Charlottesville, VA Jefferson Theater
Thu 10/23 Richmond, VA The National
Fri 10/24 Knoxville, TN Tennessee Theater
Sat 10/25 Asheville, NC Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
Wed 10/29 Chattanooga, TN Track 29
Thu 10/30 Birmingham, AL Iron City Music Hall
Fri 10/31 Nashville, TN War Memorial Auditorium
Sat 11/1 Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle
Sun 11/2 Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle
Tue 11/4 Oxford, MS The Lyric
Wed 11/5 Fayetteville, AR Town Center
Thu 11/6 Tulsa, OK Cain’s Ballroom
Fri 11/7 Dallas, TX House of Blues
Sat 11/8 Austin, TX Austin Music Hall
Fri 11/21 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
Sat 11/22 Oakland, CA Fox Theater
Dec 3-7 Punta Cana, DR Dominican Holidaze
Wed 12/31 Denver, CO Fillmore Auditorium
Fri 1/2 Denver, CO Fillmore Auditorium
Sat 1/3 Denver, CO Fillmore Auditorium


Make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news.

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We recently brought you our coverage of the return of the Butcher Babies at this year’s Monster Energy Aftershock Festival. They are one of the most energetic female fronted bands out today. What is really awesome is that these frontwomen could give many men a run for their money when it comes to bringing power and presence to the stage. They hit the stage and took control of the crowd, energized everyone and definitely raised the heat a dozen or so degrees! We had the opportunity to chat with vocalist, Heidi Shepard at Aftershock and we are pleased to bring that interview to you here:

One thing is for sure, they definitely delivered an intense and energetic set. Check out the photos by our Rockin Ryan from their blazing set:

We were glad to hear them perform songs from their new EP Uncovered which is due out this week on September 30th through Century Media Records. The 5 song EP will feature cover songs that were chosen by each band member, and in the early summer of this year, they entered the studio with producer Logan Mader (DEVILDRIVER, GOJIRA, 5 FINGER DEATH PUNCH) to dissect and “butcher” these five classics, creating something all their own. Check out the track listing:



Uncovered track-listing
1. Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers
2. They’re Coming to Take Me Away
3. Don’t Give a Fuck
4. Crazy Horses
5. Pussy Whipped

Butcher Babies are just about to start their headlining tour tonight with support by another great band Anti-Mortem!  This tour promises to bring you a night of intense music to get you pumped up. Check the dates below and see if they will be coming to a venue near you:

Sep 27 Pub Rock Scottsdale, AZ
Sep 28 Launchpad Albuquerque, NM
Sep 30 Aftershock Merriam, KS
Oct 01 Mojoes Joliet, IL
Oct 03 Altar Bar Pittsburgh, PA
Oct 04 The Machine Shop Flint, MI
Oct 05 Louder Than Life Louisville, KY
Oct 07 Baltimore Soundstage Baltimore, MD
Oct 08 The Palladium Worcester, MA
Oct 10 Santos Party House New York, NY
Oct 11 District N9ne Philadelphia, PA
Oct 12 Empire West Springfield, VA
Oct 14 The Masquerade Atlanta, GA
Oct 16 Scout Bar Houston, TX
Oct 17 Concrete Street Amphitheater Corpus Christi, TX
Oct 18 Sunken Gardens Amphitheatre San Antonio, TX
Oct 19 Jake’s Backroom Lubbock, TX
Oct 21 The Black Sheep Colorado Springs, CO
Oct 22 Mesa Theatre & Club Grand Junction, CO
Oct 23 Backstage Bar & Billiards Las Vegas, NV
Oct 24 Knotfest San Bernardino, CA
Oct 25 San Manuel Amphitheater San Bernardino, CA
Dec 28 Knitting Factory Spokane, WA
Dec 29 Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, Canada
Dec 30 Kelowna Community Theatre Kelowna, Canada
Dec 31 Flames Central Calgary, Canada
Jan 02 Shaw Conference Centre Edmonton, Canada
Jan 03 Convention Hall ­Conexus Arts Centre Regina, Canada
Jan 04 Burton Cummings Winnipeg, Canada
Jan 05 The Community Auditorium Thunder Bay, Canada
Jan 07 London Music Hall London, Canada
Jan 08 Kool Haus Toronto, Canada
Jan 09 Metropolis Montreal, Canada
Jan 10 F Shed at The Market Syracuse, NY
Jan 12 Reverb Reading, PA
Jan 13 State Theatre Portland, ME
Jan 14 Webster Theater Hartford, CT
Jan 16 Royal Oak Music Theatre Royal Oak, MI
Jan 17 The LC Pavilion Columbus, OH
Jan 18 The Fillmore Charlotte Charlotte, NC
Jan 20 Diamond ballroom Oklahoma City, OK
Jan 22 Sokol Auditorium Omaha, NE



So get ready to pick up their new EP on September 30th and catch them out on the No One Can Hear You Scream Tour. Be sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news.

~ Crank it up loud, Marisol

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