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Aftershock Festival truly was filled with so many great bands but one set that really stood out was the performance by Black Label Society. It is hard at festivals since you could have several bands playing at the same time but Black Label Society dominated the crowd. Their crowd was filled with both, longtime and new Berzerkers of all ages. Nothing stopped the dedicated fans as they braved the intense 100+ temps to bear witness to the shredding madness of Zakk and his crew. The set was stellar and the fans went wild, begging for more. If one thing I wanted, was a longer set since I could have watched them all day long! Check out the photos by our Rockin Ryan of the set:

If you weren’t able to make it to Aftershock, don’t worry, Black Label Society have been quite busy on some heavy duty touring and it will start again in October. Check the dates and make sure to not miss them if they are coming to a venue even remotely near you. It is definitely not a show to miss and you will leave feeling invigorated and ready to conquer whatever stands in your way. You can also catch Zakk Wylde on the Experience Hendrix Tour!

Date Venue Location  
Oct 24 The Rialto Theatre Tucson, AZ
Oct 25 Knotfest San Bernardino, CA
Dec 28 Knitting Factory Concert House 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 The 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 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

 

Need more of a Black Label Society Fix? Make sure to check out when we saw them perform in San Francisco for the Revolver Golden Gods Tour. It was unbelievable. You can read our review of the night here: Black Label Society – Regency Ballroom.  Black Label Society have also announced that they will be on the lineup for the first annual US KNOTFEST with Slipknot, Five Finger Death Punch and Volbeat. So get ready to be in awe of Zakk’s playing as you are fiercely thrust into the BL family. There is no turning back, you are now one of us, a BERZEERKER. SDMF

I will leave you with a commercial that Rockin Ryan made for the Valhalla Java Coffee which is awesome.

~ Crank it up loud, Marisol

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Emmure was another one of those highlight bands at this year’s Aftershock. It was great to see a nice crowd for them and even more so to get amped up for their Eternal Enemies Tour. They definitely gave a taste of what is to come on their upcoming tour which is set to kick off on November  21st at The Palladium in Worcester, MA. The tour will feature headliners Emmure and will include The Acacia Strain, Stray From the Path, Fit For A King and Kublai Khan.

I spoke to several concertgoers at Aftershock and so many said it was their first time seeing Emmure and they were very impressed and looking forward to the next show. They truly captured the energy of the crowd and fed off it. They were amazing and had everyone fired up. Check out the photos by our Rockin Ryan of their set:

So get ready for the tour and make sure to check out the VIP Packages and tour dates here: http://soundrink.com/front/tour/emmure. Make sure to also visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news.

~ Marisol

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Hellyeah was one of the bands that we were really looking forward to performing at this year’s Monster Energy Aftershock Festival and they definitely didn’t disappoint. They brought a really nice heavy set to the crowd and it was incredible. They are just fierce on stage and a highlight was one they played their bad ass track, Sangre por Sangre (Blood for Blood). The crowd went wild. Check out photos by our Rockin Ryan of their set:

The Aftershock show was a good way to send off Hellyeah as they embarked on a tour with Volbeat,  Five Finger Death Punch and Nothing More. They really set the bar high for the bands to follow and you can catch them while they are out on tour. Check the dates below and get yourself to a show:

  • Sep 20   US Cellular Coliseum  w/ Nothing More  Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Sep 21   DeltaPlex  w/ Nothing More  Grand Rapids, MI
  • Sep 23   The Oncenter w/ Nothing More  Syracuse, NY
  • Sep 25   Baltimore Arena w/ Nothing More Baltimore, MD
  • Sep 26   Tsongas Center w/ Nothing More Lowell, MA
  • Sep 27   Times Union Center w/ Nothing More  Albany, NY
  • Sep 28   Mohegan Sun Arena w/ Nothing More Uncasville, CT
  • Sep 30   Cumberland County Civic Center w/ Nothing More Portland, ME
  • Oct 01   Santander Arena w/ Nothing More Reading, PA
  • Oct 03   Prudential Center            Newark, NJ
  • Oct 04   Covelli Centre    Youngstown, OH
  • Oct 05   Louder Than Life              Louisville, KY
  • Oct 07   Allen County War Memorial  w/ Nothing More Fort Wayne, IN
  • Oct 08   Compuware Arena          Detroit, MI
  • Oct 10   Big Sandy Superstore Arena        Huntington, WV
  • Oct 11   The Arena At Gwinnett Center  Duluth, GA
  • Oct 12   Knoxville Civic Coliseum w/ Volbeat Knoxville, TN
  • Oct 14   CFE Arena w/ Nothing More Orlando, FL
  • Oct 16   MS Coast Coliseum w/ Nothing More Biloxi, MS
  • Oct 17   Verizon Arena w/ Nothing More Little Rock, AR
  • Oct 18   Chesapeake Energy Arena           Oklahoma City, OK
  • Oct 20   INTRUST Bank Arena      Wichita, KS
  • Oct 21   Lonestar Amphitheatre Lubbock, TX
  • Oct 22   Santa Ana Star Center  w/ Nothing More  Rio Rancho, NM
  • Oct 24   The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino w/ Nothing More Las Vegas, NV
  • Oct 25   Big Red Night of the Dead            Phoenix, AZ
  • Oct 26   KNOTFEST           San Bernardino, CA
  • Oct 28   1st Bank Center w/ Five Finger Deathpunch Broomfield, CO

They will be finishing off their tour in Colorado but will also be performing at this year’s KNOTFEST on October 26th. That is going to be a wild and busy festival too. Make sure you head over to iTunes here and download your copy of Blood For Blood, their latest album that will have your ears burning for weeks. This is definitely a great album by a supergroup of musicians, a must have for your metal collection!

Visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news.

~ Marisol

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Eyes Set To Kill have been busy with their non-stop touring. We caught their set at Aftershock and once again blew us away with their energy and killer music. The crowd went wild for them. Stay tuned as we will be bringing you full coverage of their set later this weekend. Meanwhile, they have just released a lyric video for their song, Little Liar . Check out the video here:

Alexia had this to say about the song, I started out writing this song about a woman named “Jodi Arias” who was on trial for brutally killing her boyfriend during the writing process of “Masks”. I found it fascinating that she kept denying and digging a hole deeper for herself by piling lies on top of lies. The whole world knew she was guilty but she still held on to her lies like she would eventually be set free. What I got from the whole story, was that the bigger the lie, the bigger the chances of getting caught. I think a lot of people, including me, have been in relationships where our significant-other has denied everything we have accused them of… only to learn that our gut instinct was correct when it’s too late.”

Eyes Set To Kill are currently out on tour with Nonpoint and then they will start their Little Liar Tour which is scheduled for October. The tour is sponsored by APP Presents and will also feature Scare Don’t Fear and Like Monroe.  They have been non stop touring since the release of their current album, MASKS which has become one of our favorites!

It is awesome to see Scare Don’t Fear on the lineup as well since they performed all summer long at Warped Tour on the Kevin Says stage. They have really been garnering a lot of well deserved attention after being the first band signed to KBB Records, the new label by Asking Alexandria’s Ben Bruce and Kyle Borman. Also on the lineup is one of our personal faves, Like Monroe who are ready to hit the road. They are definitely going to bring a lot of high energy kick ass sets to the tour.

Check the dates below for all upcoming Eyes Set To Kill shows:

SEPTEMBER

  • 19 – Cherry Valley, IL @ Take 20 (headline with Righteous Vendetta)
  • 20 – Dayton, OH @ Oddbody’s Music Room (w/ Nonpoint)
  • 21 – Erie, PA @ BT Theater (w/ Nonpoint)
  • 23 – Fostoria, OH @ The New West (w/ Nonpoint)
  • 24 – Pontiac, IL @ Freksters Roadhouse (w/ Nonpoint)
  • 25 – Chesterfield, MI @ Diesel Concert Lounge (w/ Nonpoint)
  • 26 – Libertyville, IL @ Austins (w/ Nonpoint)
  • 27 – Ringle, WI @ Q And Z Expo Center (w/ Nonpoint)
  • 28 – Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Hall (w/ Nonpoint)
  • 30 – LaCrosse, WI @ The Cavalier Theater (w/ Nonpoint)

OCTOBER

  • 01 – Mishawaka, IN @ Smith’s Downtown (w/ Nonpoint)
  • 02 – Macomb, IL @ The Forum Live (w/ Nonpoint)
  • 03 – Battle Creek, MI @ Planet Rock (w/ Nonpoint)

OCTOBER – LITTLE LIAR TOUR:

  • 04 – Beckly, WV @ Muncheez (with Scare Don’t Fear)
  • 06 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Shakas (with Scare Don’t Fear)
  • 07 – Wilmington, NC @ Ziggy’s (with Scare Don’t Fear)
  • 08 – Charlotte, NC @ Amos Southend (with Scare Don’t Fear)
  • 09 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (with Scare Don’t Fear)
  • 10 – Orlando, FL @ Bombshells (with Scare Don’t Fear)
  • 11 – St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre (with Scare Don’t Fear)
  • 12 – Tallahassee, FL @ Atmosphere (with Scare Don’t Fear)
  • 13 – Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits (with Scare Don’t Fear)
  • 14 – Destin, FL @ Club LA (with Scare Don’t Fear)
  • 15 – Bossier City, LA @ Back to Back (with Scare Don’t Fear)

We had the chance to interview Eyes Set To Kill when when they came through San Francisco earlier this year and are pleased to bring you that interview here:

 

If you don’t already have it, make sure to pick up your copy of Masks which is out on Century Media Records. Also, make sure to visit their social media sites so you can stay up to date on their latest news and all tour dates.  You can check out a tribute video that Rockin Ryan made which includes footage and photos of the San Francisco set:

 

~ Marisol

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EMAROSA recently released their new album Versus through Rise Records. Vocalist Bradley Walden states: “This record is the pressure, frustration & perseverance of the past 3 years. This is the future of Emarosa.”  They have just premiered a new music video for their song I’ll Just Wait which is off the new album. You can check it out here:

The music video was shot in Orlando, FL and directed by Caleb Mallery. On the video, vocalist Bradley Walden explains, “The song is about finding love, losing love and waiting until you can have it again. There’s just a sense of loss and reflection throughout the video. Walking in the halls and singing in the places there was to be a wedding. There are moments where he looks back and sees all the times he could have saved himself from heartache. The altar hosts the band performing, while the chorus calls out, “Are you happy? Are you happier?”

 

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You can pick up your copy of the album by visiting:

EMAROSA will be heading out on tour with Yellowcard and Memphis May Fire. Check the dates below and make sure you make it out to a show:

Emarosa Tour Dates:

  • 10.16.14 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
  • 10.17.14 – San Diego, CA – North Park Theatre
  • 10.18.14 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
  • 10.19.14 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
  • 10.21.14 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
  • 10.22.14 – San Antonio, TX – Backstage Live
  • 10.23.14 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
  • 10.25.14 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
  • 10.26.14 – Tampa, FL – The Ritz Ybor
  • 10.28.14 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
  • 10.29.14 – Charlotte, NC – Amos’ Southend
  • 10.30.14 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
  • 10.31.14 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
  • 11.02.14 – New York, NY – Best Buy Theater
  • 11.03.14 – Philadelphia, PA – The Electric Factory
  • 11.04.14 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
  • 11.06.14 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre
  • 11.07.14 – Pontiac, MI – The Crofoot Ballroom
  • 11.08.14 – Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
  • 11.09.14 – Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Lights
  • 11.11.14 – Denver, CO – The Summit Music Hall
  • 11.12.14 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
  • 11.14.14 – Reno, NV – The Knitting Factory Concert House
  • 11.15.14 – Los Angeles, CA – Club Nokia
  • 11.16.14 – San Francisco, CA – Regency Ballroom

We are excited that they will be finishing up their tour in San Francisco and we will see if we can bring you an interview with them. Make sure to visit their social media sites so you can stay up to date on their latest news.

~ Marisol

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Aftershock Festival started off with a kick ass energetic set by the Bay Area band, Dig The Kid. It was great to see how many people got there early to catch the first set of the entire festival on Saturday morning. Dig The Kid came right out and this trio really played a powerful set. Their music which fuses many elements of music such as alternative, punk, grunge, rock and much more into their own unique style that will have you singing along and moving around in no time.

Dig The Kid is:

Cory Todd – Guitar
Ian Lasater – Bass
Lisa Mongelli – Drummer

We had the chance to interview them after their set and will be bringing that interview to you later this week. Check out photos from our Rockin Ryan of their set:

This is one band that I hope you get to check out. This week they released their new EP All Night Long that features their hit single, LOVE. It is an infectiously stellar song! Check out the song as it is has been chosen to be featured in bebe commercials :

You can pick up the EP on iTunes here. When it All Falls Down is another great track on the EP. It is great to see a band that enjoys performing, truly feeds off the energy of the crowd and creates music that is not held by any genre boundaries. Their freedom of style truly shines through their music and you are really going to love them!

They have several upcoming shows and I hope you can check them out.

  • Sep 20  Art Boutiki    San Jose,  CA
  • Sep 26  Neck of the Woods   San Francisco, CA
  • Oct 11   ULUV Festival  San Francisco, CA
  • Oct 17   The Viper Room   West Hollywood, CA
  • Dec 27   Fulton 55  Fresno, CA   with the Stone Foxes

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

~ Marisol

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New York based metalcore band, MASSiVE has released a music video for their song, Still Alive. The video was directed by Sam Link (Sleeping With Sirens, Bruised But Not Broken, and Crown The Empire) with the song being produced by Joey Sturgis (Of Mice & Men, Asking Alexandria, and We Came As Romans). Check out the video here:

Now that you watched the video, you can head over and pick up the free download of the song below:

 

Everything came to us very naturally… I mean, we’ve been playing music together since we were little kids, so the whole writing process is a breeze. We all get along so well, it’s like the songs write themselves sometimes! As far as the music itself, we wanted to create something that sounded very powerful, hence the name MASSiVE. Something huge, but fast, thrashy, and energy-driven. I think the most important part of all of this is the message that we want to send to our listeners. We didn’t want to just sing about girls or being sad or whatever. The songs are all about our passion, both for music, and for life as a whole. That ties into the theme of MASSiVEas well. We left the ‘i’ lowercase, which can stand for this group being about more than ‘i’, more than us. It’s about everyone that wants to be a part of it. With the songs we’re releasing this year, I think it’ll all become very clear. -Craig Johns Jr.

MASSiVE is:

  • Rob Ulshafer: Vocals
  • Craig Johns Jr.: Guitar
  • Anthony Caggiano: Drums
  • Joey Scott DeVito: Bass, Vocals
  • Emmett Maloney: Guitar

The band will be working with director Sam Link on a series of music videos to be released this Fall/Winter. Make sure to visit their social media sites so you can stay up to date on their latest news.

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