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Farewell, My Love have just posted a teaser. It is awesome and just from the short video, it will have you excited for December 9th! Check it out here:

The snippet features a stripped down acoustic track with emotionally driven heartfelt lyrics and passionate vocals. We really look forward to the new music from Farewell, My Love which features Chad Kowal on vocals, Robby Creasey on guitar and Charlee Conley on bass.

Make sure to visit their social media sites to stay up to date on their latest news. Mark your calendars for December 9th!

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SomeKindaWonderful just finishedy entertaining crowds across the country with their genre-bending music that injects energy into every listener and brings them to life.  The 34 date US Fall tour opening for New Politics and Bad Suns wrapped up this past Sunday in Hartford, CT.  We brought you our coverage of their amazing set in San Francisco and performed at the legendary Fillmore. You can check out that coverage here.  It was amazing to see finally catch this band live. SomeKindaWonderful is:

  • Jordy Towers – Vocals/lyrics
  • Matt Gibson – Guitar
  • Ben Schigel – Drums
  • Justin Andres – Bass/Keys
  • Sarah Dryer – Vocals/Percussion

Check out our interview with SomeKindaWonderful here:

These five are pure entertainment when they hit the stage. You cannot categorize them simply by placing them in a genre checkbox, they bring so many great elements of alternative, rock, hip hop, soul, grunge and so much more. Their refreshing sound will become true music to your ears as they jump start your love of all music. Check out the photos from our Rockin Ryan of their set:

 

Now that you are hooked on them, how about a chance at winning a hand written personalized note from the band?  Visit https://somekindawonderful.jammer.fm/posts/6084 for details about winning and how you can get their latest song, Rhinestone Melodies for free!

 

Pick up their self titled album which was released earlier this year. It is available on iTunes here. Make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news. ~ Marisol

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We have been telling you a lot about The Killing Lights, the new music project by Michael Vampire, widely known for his work as frontman in Vampires Everywhere. The day has finally arrived for the release of their self titled EP and it was definitely worth the wait. The  five-song release was produced & engineered by DJ Black & Michael Vampire, mixed by Erik Ron (Motionless In White, Escape The Fate) and mastered by Sterling Sound NYC.

The EP starts right off with Until I Bleed which delivers a straight up dose of rock n roll, complete with some old school style rock guitar solos and wrapped in a modern hard rock edge. As Michael says about the song,  “Writing this song was liberating for me,I was reminiscing about all the fucked up shit that happened to me over the last five years. Everyone has their breaking point and this was mine. I just started scribbling words down on paper that eventually became the intro and I knew that this song would make an impact and hopefully help people in the same situation.”

The next track takes it even a bit heavier with Barely Breathing and has you swirling in a frenzy of double bass, powerful vocals dancing with harmonies and backing chants. It brings out a strong anthemic feel that will awaken your senses and invigorate you.

Crashing Down is absolutely my favorite track off the EP and I have already found myself compelled to put it on replay for most of the afternoon. It bleeds out passion in a dark haunting way as if your emotions and feelings are being felt captive, a very emotive song for me.

Next up is, Lies Spreading Like Fire which was the first single released off the EP and really made a strong impression on the listeners. It immediately had everyone excited for this new chapter of Music for Michael. They also released an epic video for it.  “I am beyond excited to finally release the ‘Lies Spread Like Fire’ video,” said Michael. “We all fight our own demons from time to time, and this is about standing up after the fight. We wanted to keep it as raw as possible, which I feel we achieved using L.A. street culture as the main storyline and aesthetic. This video is for all the fans and people that have stuck with me this past year. Together we will change everything.”

Check out the new video, Lies Spread Like Fire: 

The EP ends with Conversations and is another musical gem. This track starts off with an ethereal style intro amid backing vocals/screams. The song transcends through a celestial journey that will leave you in anticipation of more new music from The Killing Lights.

Make sure to head over to iTunes here and pick up the new EP. In case you missed our interview with Michael Vampire, you can check it out here:

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

~ Marisol


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Contributed by Alexandra

Going through concert announcements a few weeks ago, I spotted William Control playing in Munich. Unfortunately not a headliner tour, but some acts you just need to see live any opportunity you can get. It was William Control’s first time in Germany with this project. Last time was seven years ago with Aiden.

That evening he opened for Combichrist. As it is common in Munich and probably some others places too, the room’s not really crowded, when the opening act gets on stage. I couldn’t say how many people really heard of William Control before. If they’d known more about him, there definitely would’ve been more people at the beginning of his show.

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He started the set with ‘All due restraint’ from the 2010 released album ‘Noir’. Throughout the show he played songs from all his albums ‘Novus Ordo seclorum’, ‘Hate culture’ and ‘Neuromancer’. William was constantly moving around on stage, throwing and catching his mic or circling it around his neck. No standstill whatsoever. It’s fun to watch and the songs he chose invited the audience to sing along, which they even did at some point (not really loud, but I saw them singing) and believe me, the audience of this city is really hard to get that far, esp. when they’re just introduced to someone that night.  I’d have loved to hear much more, but you always meet twice in life, so there I’m hoping for a 2nd time. Hopefully in 2015! I missed the song ‘Illuminator’ that evening, in fact one of my fave songs of the current record ‘Neuromancer’. All in due time I guess.

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William was at the merch table after the show to talk to fans, autograph stuff and take pictures. Chances to meet bands after the shows are rare these days, so it was really nice he took some time to hang out.

European tour ends December 20th after an almost two-month period.

Set-list:

  • All due restraint
  • Beautiful Loser
  • Strangers
  • Price we pay
  • New world order
  • Revelator
  • Razors Edge
  • I’m only human sometimes

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Interview with William Control in San Francisco with Music Junkie Press

 

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2014 is definitely the year for The Relapse Symphony! They not only put out what I believe is one of the top albums of the year, did some extensive non-stop touring but now are going to be releasing what could be another top album! They are going to be releasing an acoustic version of their album, Shadows titled Shadows The Acoustic Sessions.  The LP is set for release on December 16th through Standby Records and they have just launched the pre-order. Head over to http://standbyrecords.net/ and get your order in. Make sure to pick up extra copies so you can give them to your friends for the holidays!

I listened to the album and I have to tell you….. WOW, It is just as amazing as their original and with the acoustic atmosphere, it brings to life so much emotion. Bret’s vocals are spot on spectacular and the backing vocals from the band is superb. Unbelievable and what a great group of talented young musicians. I can’t wait for you to hear it, so get your orders in!

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Guitarist J.C. Charles says, “After releasing SHADOWS in July and touring it all Summer, we really began to appreciate the songs in a raw, live setting. We wanted to challenge ourselves to strip the album down completely and go in and do the whole thing acoustic. We are so used to recording in fancy studios with producers and a lot of complicated arrangements, and it felt good to do away with all of that and just do these songs live and acoustic. This acoustic album feels like a good transition from SHADOWS to our next record, which is sure to be much less produced and more raw and aggressive.

I will leave you with a couple of their videos,  “One More Yesterday” & “Savage Eyes” These are easily two of our favorite songs from the album Shadows. The video for Savage Eyes has a mysterious old time horror film vibe, which really fits the song well. One More Yesterday delivers a cinematic portrayal of a funeral for Bret and was inspired by J.C.’s concept. It includes cameo appearances from members of Burn Halo, Dead Rabbitts and more.  Check them both out below

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If you don’t already have it, make sure to also pick up the original album, Shadows on  iTunes here.  Make sure to check our full album review here. Need more of The Relapse Symphony? Check out the photos from their set in San Francisco on the Shapeshiftour.

Make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news and tour updates. I will leave you with an interview we did when The Relapse Symphony made there stop in San Francisco for the Shapeshiftour.

~ Marisol

 

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We recently told you about the amazing concert this past Sunday night as Steel Panther and Judas Priest gave San Jose a heavy dose of metal. In case you missed it, you can check out article here: Sunday night with Judas Priest and Steel Panther. They once again delivered a top notch in your face set that satisfied all the rockers and heavy metal heads.

As promised, we wanted to bring you our interview with Michael Starr and Lexxi Foxx shortly before them hitting the stage at the San Jose National City Civic. Sit back and enjoy:

These guys are definitely proof that Rock n Roll is alive and kicking. They bring the rock music alive the second they take the stage. If you have never been to a Steel Panther concert, then you are MISSING OUT! I swear, they have top honors as the most enjoyable fun concert ever. Need more of a Steel Panther fix? Well then, here you go…. Check out these photos from their set in San Jose:

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You can also check out the following dates where you can see them live and don’t forget they will be returning foe their residencies at the House of Blues Sunset Strip and House of Blues Las Vegas in February! Then right back on the road for more non-stop touring!

NOVEMBER

  • 21        Boise, ID                     CenturyLink Arena*
  • 22        Tacoma, WA               Tacoma Dome*

*supporting Judas Priest

DECEMBER

  •  3         Tokyo, Japan              O-East
  •  4         Osaka, Japan             Akaso
  • 10        Charlotte, NC              The Fillmore
  • 12        Cincinnati, OH             Bogart’s
  • 13        Cleveland, OH              Hard Rock
  • 14        Royal Oak, MI               Royal Oak Music Theatre
  • 16        Chicago, IL                  House Of Blues
  • 17        Nashville, TN              Marathon Music Works
  • 19        St. Paul, MN               Myth
  • 20        Des Moines, IA           7 Flags Event Center
  • 21        Madison, WI                Orpheum Theatre
  • 29        New York, NY             Gramercy Theatre
  • 30        Philadelphia, PA          Theatre of Living Arts
  • 31        Silver Springs, MD      The Fillmore

JANUARY, 2015

  • 15        Vancouver, BC           Commodore Ballroom
  • 16        Vancouver, BC           Commodore Ballroom

FEBRUARY, 2015

  • 11        West Hollywood, CA   House Of Blues
  • 13        Las Vegas, NV            House Of Blues
  • 18        West Hollywood, CA   House Of Blues
  • 20        Las Vegas, NV            House Of Blues
  • 25        West Hollywood, CA   House Of Blues
  • 27        Las Vegas, NV            House Of Blues

 

I hope you already have your copy of All You Can Eat and if not, pick it up and grab some extra to give at the Holidays. Nothing says Merry Christmas more, than getting some Steel Panther in your stocking! Make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news.

~ Marisol

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Fresh off their Fall run with You Me At Six, L.A’s STARS IN STEREO join Alien Ant Farm on the remainder of the ANTarchy tour. In anticipation, the band has released an uncensored version of their most talked about music video ‘Leave Your Mark’. This NSFW video is so hot, even VEVO and Suicide Girls couldn’t handle it! See for your self by searching for the secret door at http://www.starsinstereo.com/.

NOVEMBER & DECEMBER  (w/ Alien Ant Farm)
  • 11/21 Indianapolis, IN – Vogue Theatre
  • 11/22 Lansing, MI – The Loft @ Harem Urban Lounge
  • 11/25 Fredericksburg, VA – Hard Times
  • 11/26 Morgantown, WV – Schmitt’s Saloon
  • 11/28 Asbury Park, NJ – The Wonder Bar
  • 11/29 Baltimore, MD – Fish Head Cantina
  • 11/30 Amityville, NY – Revolution Bar & Music Hall
  • 12/02 Syracuse, NY – Lost Horizon
  • 12/04 Sauget, IL – Pop’s
  • 12/05 Merriam, KS – Aftershock
  • 12/06 Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios Live
  • 12/07 Denver, CO – Casselman’s Bar & Venue
  • 12/09 Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theatre

JANUARY (w/Bush & Theory of a Deadman)

  • 30 San Francisco, CA – Nob Hill Masonic Center
  • 31 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern

FEBRUARY

  • 02 Riverside, CA – Riverside Municipal Auditorium
  • 03 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
  • 05 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
  • 07 Kansas City, MO – Harvest Bank Theatre
  • 08 Cedar Rapids, IA – The Paramount Theatre
  • 10 St. Paul, MN – The Myth
  • 11 Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
  • 14 Indianapolis, IN – Murat Theatre
  • 15 Columbus, OH – LC Pavillion
  • 17 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
  • 18 Toronto,ON – Sound Academy
  • 20 Wallingford, CT – The Dome at Toyota Presents Oakdale
  • 21 Lewiston, ME – Androscoggin Bank Colisee
  • 23 Boston, MA – House Of Blues
  • 24 New York, NY – Best Buy Theatre
  • 27 Rochester, NY – Main Street Armory
  • 28 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom

MARCH 

  • 01 Upper Darby, PA – Tower Theatre
  • 03 Silver Springs, MD – Filmore
  • 04 Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
  • 06 Myrtle Beach, SC – House Of Blues
  • 10 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
  • 11 Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom
  • 13 Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center
  • 14 San Antonio, TX – Majestic Theatre

In case you missed it, check out our interview from last year with Stars In Stereo here. We are so excited to see a San Francisco date on the tour and we look forward to bringing you complete coverage of their show. We will see if we can bring you another interview as well. Stay up to date on what they are doing by visiting and following their social media sites.

~ Marisol

 

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