Three of the nation’s top emerging rock groups will join forces this February and March on the newly announced “LIVING LIKE I’M DEAD” tour. The tour is headlined by New Jersey hard rock group UNCURED, which features brothers and guitarists/vocalists Rex and Zak Cox. Wisconsin rockers VERSUS ME and NYC rock singer-songwriter MADAME MAYHEM will join UNCURED on the month-long run. Tickets are on-sale as of today, January 31, via www.uncuredband.com.   The tour will support the upcoming release of UNCURED’s third album LIVING LIKE I’M DEAD, due March 4LIVING LIKE I’M DEAD delivers massive choruses with stunning vocal harmonies, catchy melodies and blistering guitar solos. UNCURED will play the entire album live, plus singles from their previous LPs EPIDEMIC and MEDUSA.   UNCURED is a member of the Schecter Guitars official artist roster, and Schecter is a sponsor of the tour. Schecter will be giving away three guitars to three lucky fans who purchase advance tickets to an upcoming show. For details, please visit: www.uncuredband.com/win

“Uncured had the opportunity to play 25 incredible shows during the summer of 2021,” shares Rex. “Audiences have been starved for the adrenaline surge that only comes from the excitement of live music.”   Zak adds: “Our touring partners Versus Me and Madame Mayhem have become favorites on the active rock radio scene, and their epic songs and powerful live performances will make this tour an event that can’t be missed.”   The members of VERSUS ME agree, “All of us in Versus Me are very excited to hit the road with Uncured and Madame Mayhem. We’ve been eager to take our live show on the road and this is the perfect opportunity. Our fans have been asking us to hit the road and we can’t wait to hang out with everyone and play our new music.”   “We’re so excited to get back on the road and perform live with Uncured and Versus Me,” adds MADAME MAYHEM. “More than anything we can’t wait to reconnect with all of the rock music lovers out there after not touring for so long! These shows are going to be something special for sure.”

With a resume that includes over 250 live shows in 14 countries, UNCURED has won over fans worldwide with its virtuoso guitar skills and energetic, engaging live performances. Lauded by Guitar World as “technically dazzling”, UNCURED has been seen on major tours with acts including Lacuna Coil, All That Remains, Cradle of Filth and Jinjer, just to name a few. Most recently, UNCURED opened for Judas Priest and Sabaton at the 2021 Warlando Music Festival in Orlando. Their debut album Medusa was named one of the “10 Best Metal Albums of 2017” by AXS.com while their 2019 cover of Slayer’s classic hit “Disciple” received the title of “Cover of the Year” from SiriusXM’s “Liquid Metal” show.   UNCURED have released three singles from LIVING LIKE I’M DEAD, including title track “Living Like I’m Dead” along with anthems “I Won’t Break” and “Take Me Away,” all of which can be found streaming across all digital platforms. Watch the official music video for “Living Like I’m Dead” streaming below.

Wisconsin’s own VERSUS ME is a band for today’s rock crowds. They have crafted multiple songs featuring the type of crowd-ready anthems heard in stadiums, while simultaneously harnessing the heaviness and earnest delivery found each year on the Warped Tour’s main stage and in the pages of Alternative Press, Rocksound, Kerrang! and Big Cheese. The band’s diverse influences, their varied experiences on the road, and the ascent of likeminded bands like Bring Me The Horizon, Asking Alexandria and Ice Nine Kills have paved the way for Versus Me to quickly connect with fans on a worldwide scale. Their latest single “Down” is out now via oneRPM. Stream its music video below.

Manhattan born singer-songwriter and burgeoning rock icon in the making MADAME MAYHEM takes charge of her own anxiety, hurt, and alienation, crushing it with sheer force of will, then channeling the remaining ether into pulse-pounding anthems, instantly connecting with anyone who has struggled. Madame Mayhem doesn’t fit comfortably in any one box, shifting seamlessly from pile driving to almost precious with skilled frenzy. In fact, Madame Mayhem boasts the arena-ready thrill of Disturbed, the soaring chest-pounding sensibility of Breaking Benjamin, the brazen, clever, and rad attitude of Pat Benatar, all delivered with the grand theatricality of Iron Maiden and the operatic thunder of Evanescence. Those who yearn for the electric catharsis of loud guitars, driving rhythms, hypnotic hooks, and the strength of shared experience have a new muse in Madame Mayhem. Her latest single “I Am More, produced by Johnny K (Disturbed, Megadeth, Sevendust, Finger Eleven) is out now; stream its music video below.

Kailee Morgue Releases New Single And Music Video”Another Day In Paradise”

Rising indie-alt-pop ingénue Kailee Morgue has today dropped her new single and music video for track “Another Day In Paradise”, out via Thriller Records. Speaking on today’s release, Kailee shares:

“I wrote ‘Another Day in Paradise’ on the couch with my boyfriend talking about how hard it is to feel normal in a place like Los Angeles. I’m never one to make a song that’s as sad as it might seem so I approached it with a sarcastic point of view and some of that 90s attitude, using repetition in the bridge to mirror how it feels waking up every morning in a city where everything and nothing is happening all the time.”

Kailee Morgue delivers a delightful dichotomy between saccharine songstress and a dabble with the dark side on new single “Butterflies”. Her first track with new label Thriller Records, the music video marks the start of an incredible new era for the Phoenix-born LA resident who has already amassed a rabid core fan base with fast-rising TikTok followers since her 2018 breakout track “Medusa” via Republic Records. Be sure to stay tuned for more Kailee Morgue news coming soon. 

Angel Maker Announce New Album SANCTUM

Northern Vancouver deathcore sextet, Angel Maker have announced the long-awaited release of their new album, Sanctum today. The album will feature the 8 tracks previously released 2-track quadrants – Dawn, Dusk, Twilight and Eclipse along with 6 brand new, previously unreleased tracks and will drop on Friday, March 11th, 2022 in association with Blood Blast Distribution. Pre-order bundles for Sanctum are available now here.
Speaking on the announcement of the their highly anticipated new album, Angel Maker share “Sanctum is an amalgamation of all of our purest, most visceral ideas put into a collection of songs we couldn’t be more proud of. Spawned during the global pandemic, we nurtured these songs throughout long periods of isolation & uncertainty. Despite everything around us we believe we created some of the best, most mature Angel Maker music to date.”

As the band adapted to the concert-less conditions of the worldwide shutdown due to COVID-19, they crafted a release strategy to ensure their increasingly perfected modern deathcore is heard. The first eight tracks from the new album appear as two-song “quadrants,” designed to build anticipation for the newly announced full-length. These quadrants spawned four music videos – “Exit Signs“, “What I Would Give“, “Vengeance” and “Creator’s Conscience” along with their B-Side counterparts. Between them, the four quadrants have clocked up 1.6 million cross-platform streams and 417,000 YouTube views.
Angel Maker levels listeners with a furious, focused, diverse, and violent extremity, creating deathcore of the highest order, injected with blackened thrash, a smattering of power violence, and the urgent ferocity of underground hardcore. Angel Maker summon the most brutal elements of Floridian death metal and combine it with the coldest permafrost of Scandinavian black metal, without the theatricality sometimes clouding the genres. The brand new music unleashed by Angel Maker in 2021, crafted in recent months with producer Tim Creviston (Spiritbox, Misery Signals, Vultures) and mixed and mastered by Will Putney (Thy Art Is Murder, Knocked Loose, Every Time I Die), is the band’s most confident and destructive yet.
Angel Maker reveres the old-school 2005 – 2010 era of deathcore, constantly reevaluating their own material to improve upon it with each release. The music combines with lyrics about personal struggles (fear, loss, sadness, anxiety), worldly ideas and concepts, and fantastical, cinematic themes. The band’s dual-vocal and triple-guitar composition allows for new and diverse explorations of extremity, setting AngelMaker both inside and apart from the traditions of the deathcore subgenre.   As Greenwood points out, Ange lMakercontinues to strive for the freshness of modern extreme music while bearing the coveted torch of the old-school deathcore sound. And if we can write songs that make listeners go through a sort of catharsis, then I think we have done our jobs correctly.
Ten years strong as an independent, do-it-yourself force, Angel Maker triumphantly stands tall. Continuously evolving whilst paying homage to the deathcore giants that came before them. Now, as the British Columbian ensemble’s first new material in roughly two years seeps out from the underground, Angel Maker are back and ready to once again assert their place at the very forefront of the deathcore scene. Pre-order their new album, Sanctum now here.

Red Handed Denial Drop Official Music Video For New Single Father Said

Canadian Metalcore powerhouse, Red Handed Denial, have released a brand new single today. The track, titled “Father Said”, is the band’s first new music in 2 years and is accompanied by an official music video. Find the track on streaming platforms here and watch the video here or by clicking the image below.
Speaking on the band’s brand new release, vocalist and YouTube sensation, Lauren Babic shares

“We’re so excited to release our first single to kick off this new era for the band. “Father Said” marks a huge accomplishment for us – it’s a perfect blend of the heaviness from our album Redeemer and the cheekiness from our EP Wanderer, mixed with new pop and synth elements we’ve never experimented with before. This is the most innovative sound we’ve ever achieved and the most vulnerable message we’ve ever put forth. We especially can’t wait to bring it to the live stage.Thematically, it’s about growing up with toxic family members. It’s a very personal song to me and KVLTURE who I wrote it with. I hope people connect to it.”

Red Handed Denial delicately balances heavy subject matter with soaring melodies. The Toronto quartet continue to captivate audiences with this hybrid. After racking up over 5 million-plus streams independently and touring with various heavy hitters, the group draw up the perfect escape plan from a world on the brink as they launch their new era, highlighted by today’s release.
Following 2013’s Stories of Old, the Wanderer EP yielded “Trespasser,” which gathered 953K-plus Spotify streams. They only increased their momentum with Redeemer in 2019. Empire” racked up over 948K Spotify streams. The group surprised audiences everywhere with a cover of “Telephone” by Beyoncé and Lady Gaga, racking up over 1.1 million Spotify streams.
Along the way, Trivium tapped them as an opener, while they shared stages with everyone from Protest the Hero and The Contortionist to I See Stars, Silent Planet, and A Skylit Drive.
News on more new music coming soon.


Swedish Heavy Metal masters WOLF releases their first single and music video for “Dust” off their forthcoming album Shadowland. Watch the music video, HERE. The song is also available to purchase and stream on all major platforms.  

WOLF recently announced their return with a new studio album entitled Shadowland last month! The album is set to be released through Century Media on April 1stIt is their 9th studio effort and the follow-up to their 2020 release Feeding The Machine.   WOLF vocalist and guitarist Niklas Stalvind states, “This is the opening track of our new album ‘Shadowland’. Classic uptempo Wolf metal, heavy and melodic. We hope you enjoy this one, because there’s more where that came from. Cheers!”   The artwork was once again handled by the one and only Thomas Holm (Mercyful Fate, King Diamond).    Shadowland is available to pre-order, HERE, and is available in the following formats:   ·       Black LP + Poster ·       White LP + Poster (limited to 300 / available at CM Distro) ·       Transp. Red LP + Poster (limited to 300 / available at EMP) ·       Transp. Orange LP + Poster (limited to 300 / Band exclusive) ·       Ltd. CD Digipak ·       Digital Album

WOLF is Niklas Stalvind (vocals, guitar), Simon Johansson (guitar), Pontus Egberg (bass) and Johan Koleberg (drums).


Transatlantic progressive metal outfit MONUMENTS are thrilled to announce their fourth album, In Stasis, which is set for a release April 15th, 2022.
“We approached this album without the intention of a specific concept. However – three songs in, what was being written ended up sharing a common theme. This feeling of being stuck in the middle, a feeling we experience throughout our lives – within friendships and relationships, love to hate, life to death, belief or non-belief, being in power to total defeat, isolation to freedom. Over the past 2 years, we have been faced with many of these trials, and these struggles can be heard throughout the record. This record is a culmination of our greatest triumphs and our deepest struggles. We hope it resonates with you, and brings you closer to equilibrium. We’d like to thank guests Neema Askari (Form Subtract, ex Fellsilent, ex-Monuments), Spencer Sotelo (Periphery, King Mothership), and Mick Gordon (DOOM, Prey, Killer Instinct) for enhancing the record with their unique perspectives,” states MONUMENTS.

In Stasis tracklist:  1.     No One Will Teach You (feat. Neema Askari) 2.     Lavos 3.     Cardinal Red 4.     Opiate 5.     Collapse 6.     Arch Essence (feat. Spencer Sotelo)  7.     Somnus 8.     False Providence  9.     Makeshift Harmony  10.  The Cimmerian 

New music and the pre-orders will be available shortly. In the meantime, check out MONUMENTS previously released track “Lavos” feat. Mick Gordon, which is the first track released off the band’s forthcoming album, HERE.

Grand Funk Railroad will be the “special guests” of KID ROCK

GRAND FUNK RAILROAD tonight (January 26) continue their 2022 “Some Kind Of Wonderful Tour,” performing multiple shows across the country and dynamically underlining their trademark “Rock and Soul” classics. As part of this year’s itinerary, the legendary rock & roll powerhouse will be the “special guests” of KID ROCK for an array shows including April 16 at Van Andel Arena in Michigan, the state where both artists hail from.   Original founding member DON BREWER (vocals and drums, writer and singer of the #1 multi-million selling hit, “We’re An American Band”) says: “In August of 2021 we were invited by Bob (Kid Rock) to play a show with him at the Soaring Eagle Amphitheater in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan not far from our hometown of Flint. We were excited to play this show with Bob and everyone loved it. The show was a Michigan Rock Extravaganza!   “So when I got a call from Live Nation’s Rick Franks telling me that ‘Rock’ wanted to have us (GFR) on some of his Bad Reputation 2022 Tour, we were happy to be part of it. I worked with Bob a few times when he was a guest on several Bob Seger shows and I was Seger’s Tour Drummer. ‘Rock’ is a great singer and Entertainer and a great guy as well! This is going to be “Some Kind Of Wonderful” for all. Don’t miss it!”   Recently, BREWER took the time to talk about building the perfect set list and also discuss highlights of the GRAND FUNK RAILROAD set list, which is packed with one hit after another. His Q&A can be viewed here.

2022 Grand Funk Railroad Tour Dates 1/26   Beaver Creek, CO  Vilar Performing Arts Center 1/27   Grand Junction, CO The Avalon Theatre 1/29   Laughlin, NV            Edgewater Casino Resort 2/25   Waukegan, IL          Genesee Theatre 2/26   Minneapolis, MN     Rock From The Heart 3/4      Atlantic City, NJ       Ocean Resort and Casino 3/11   Crockett, TX             Crockett Civic Center 3/12   Dallas, TX                 AT&T Performing Arts Center 3/19   Queen Creek , AZ    Good Life Festival 3/24   Tampa, FL                Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa 4/1      Cherokee, NC          Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center 4/2      Wilmington, NC       Wilson Center 4/6      Evansville, IN           Kid Rock’s Special Guest at Ford Center 4/8      Omaha, NE              Kid Rock’s Special Guest at CHI Health Center Omaha 4/9      St. Paul, MN             Kid Rock’s Special Guest at Xcel Energy Center 4/15   Columbus, OH         Kid Rock’s Special Guest at Nationwide Arena 4/16   Grand Rapids, MI    Kid Rock’s Special Guest at Van Andel Arena 4/29   French Lick, IN        French Lick Resort Casino 6/1      W. Palm Beach, FL Kid Rock’s Special Guest at iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre 6/11   Tampa, FL                Kid Rock’s Special Guest at MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre 6/15   Atlanta, GA               Kid Rock’s Special Guest at Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood 6/17   Charlotte, NC           Kid Rock’s Special Guest at PNC Music Pavilion 6/18   Raleigh, NC             Kid Rock’s Special Guest at Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek 8/5      Nashville, TN           Schermerhorn Symphony Center