FAME on FIRE Drop Music Video For Title Track “Welcome To The Chaos”

With their sophomore album Welcome To The Chaos now available worldwide via Hopeless Records, Florida rockers Fame on Fire are celebrating the release by unveiling their next official single and music video from the album. The title track “Welcome To The Chaos” features Ice Nine Kills vocalist Spencer Charnas on the song and is sure to become a new fan favorite. The video for the song, produced by longtime collaborators Roman Films along with Manuel Soto, creates an exciting visual carnival for the senses that showcases the creativity of the band comprised of Bryan Kuznitz (vocals), Blake Saul (guitarist), Paul Spirou (bass), and Alex Roman (drums). The music video for “Welcome To The Chaos” can be seen below:

Fame on Fire’s newest full-length Welcome To The Chaos is the album that is poised to make a statement from the band. From the electronic creepy carnival ride music of “Intro” to the haunting vocal outro of “Dead or Alive,” the band has created a follow-up to their debut album Levels that is sure to solidify their place as one of the most-exciting new bands in rock. Songs like “Lost In Doubt,” “Robbery,” and “Rotting Away” are all sonically different and display the variety of musical influences the band has. The band has released 3 music videos from the new album: one for the debut single “Plastic Heart” , another for the emotional track “Lost In Doubt” and the recently-released, frenetic music video for the track “Cut Throat” .

Fame on Fire has been making new fans across North America with their busy tour schedule. Recently wrapping up a tour with Starset, Fame on Fire was recently announced as support opening for ONE OK ROCK. The tour kicks off on September 19th in Austin, TX and runs through October 20th where it wraps up in Los Angeles, CA. The tour will make stops in Orlando, New York City, Chicago and Seattle among other markets. The band was also announced as part of WRIF Riff Fest in Detroit on September 24th playing with Disturbed, In This Moment, Dirty Honey, The Violent and Eva Under Fire and as part of next year’s Shiprocked cruise – sailing January 22-28, 2023. Tickets for all upcoming shows can be found at: https://www.fameonfireband.com. The band will be touring extensively in 2022 to support Welcome To The Chaos.

Fame on Fire Upcoming Tour Dates

September 19th – Austin, TX – Emo’s#

September 20th – Houston, TX – House Of Blues# 

September 21st – Dallas, TX – House Of Blues#

September 23rd – Orlando, FL – House Of Blues#

September 24th – Detroit, Mi – WRIF RIFF FEST*

September 25th – Charlotte, NC – The Underground#

September 27th – Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall#

September 28th – Silver Spring, MD – Fillmore Silver Spring#

September 30th – New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom#

October 1st – Boston, MA – House Of Blues#

October 2nd – Montreal, QC – Club Soda#

October 4th – Toronto, ON – Rebel#

October 5th – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall#

October 7th – Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues#

October 8th – Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall#

October 9th – Minneapolis, MN – Fillmore Minneapolis#

October 11th – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre#

October 12th – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex#

October 14th – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater#

October 15th – Vancouver, BC – Harbour Event Centre#

October 16th – Seattle, WA – Showbox Sodo

October 19th – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater#

October 20th – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium#

January 22-28, 2023 – Shiprocked

# Opening for ONE OK ROCK

* Playing with Disturbed, In This Moment, Dirty Honey, The Violent and Eva Under Fire

Leaving absolutely nothing on the table, Fame on Fire have set out to prove they are more than just a cover band. The band strives to be genre-defying while pushing the boundaries of the relationship between rock, hip hop, and heavy music, by unapologetically being themselves. Showcasing their musical abilities, Bryan Kuznitz (vocals), Blake Saul (guitarist), Paul Spirou (bass), and Alex Roman (drums) self-produced, tracked, and mixed their debut album Levels on their own, in the studio they built, laboring over every lyric, chord, beat, and riff, and painstakingly polishing every track. Holding multiple meanings, Levels is both about going through the motions of life, the various levels, ups and downs that all people can relate to, and about the quest to level-up and continue to progress and move forward. This dichotomy defines a band that is not willing to stand still or be complacent, but one that continuously tries to evolve their sound and craft. 

U.S.-based Irish Rock Trio ONOFF Share Parody of Current State of Affairs in “Blah Blah Blah” Video

Sacramento-based Irish alternative rockers ONOFF deliver an assertive yet comedic take on the current power struggle between the general public and corrupt governments with their new single, “Blah Blah Blah,” taken from their upcoming album due in early 2023. Scheduled for release digitally this Friday, July 22, the band have debuted its parody-driven music video today (July 21) as seen streaming below. ONOFF will celebrate the release this Friday with a headlining, all-ages show at Goldfield Trading Post in Roseville, CA where attendees will be able to hear them perform “Blah Blah Blah” live among other previous singles, and the band will give away a signed Gretsch guitar, signed drumheads and more. Tickets are available HERE.

“Music is a never-ending story, one that’s always evolving…but could it really end fascism alone?” asks ONOFF lead singer and guitarist PAULIE.Not likely, but a certain song can unify us, the people. In today’s world the news & media still serve untrue source-less garbage down our throats but through smart phones & tablets. Their power is clear. People are addicted, social media is the drug, and the world is hooked. ‘Blah Blah Blah’ is a stone-cold bitter truth, a three-minute alarm. Listen for yourself, it’s time to WAKE UP!”

Formed in the early 2000’s in Ireland, the three-piece—PAULIE, drummer/backing vocalist STEVIE 10 BEARS and bassist/backing vocalist DAVE—extensively toured across Europe before relocating to Sacramento, CA in 2013. ONOFF have built a dedicated fanbase from performing over 800 gigs including sold-out headlining shows some of the most well-known West Coast venues such as the Whisky A-Go-Go in Los Angeles and both Bottom of The Hill and The Great American Music Hall in San Francisco. ONOFF’s 2017 album REBORNmarked their first U.S. release and its single Don’t Look Surprised” was voted the fifth most requested song of 2017 on KRXQ 98 Rock (Sacramento). In April 2020, the band dropped the stand-alone single and music video for “Closer” featuring rapper DuPree The Bay Bully which garnered over 206k streams across all platforms. 

CANNIBAL CORPSE Announces North American Fall Headlining Tour

Death metal legends CANNIBAL CORPSE will close out 2022 with a North American headlining tour! The month-long journey will commence November 3rd in Silver Springs, Maryland and run through December 10th in St. Petersburg, Florida with support provided by Dark Funeral, Immolation, and Black Anvil. The trek includes a headlining performance at the first annual Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest: Denver on December 2nd. Additionally, the band will appear on this year’s edition of the Blue Ridge Rock Festival this September. Tickets for the tour go on sale this Friday, July 22nd at 10:00am local time. See all confirmed dates below.


9/08/2022 Blue Ridge Rock Festival @ Virginia International Raceway – Alton, VA

w/ Dark Funeral, Immolation, Black Anvil:

11/03/2022 The Fillmore – Silver Springs, MD

11/04/2022 Empire Live – Albany, NY

11/05/2022 MTELUS – Montreal, QC

11/06/2022 Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, ON

11/08/2022 The Agora – Cleveland, OH

11/09/2022 Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH

11/10/2022 Piere’s Entertainment Center – Fort Wayne, IN

11/11/2022 The Forge – Joliet, IL

11/12/2022 The Rave II – Milwaukee, WI

11/15/2022 The Palace Theatre – Calgary, AB

11/17/2022 The Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC

11/18/2022 The Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC

11/19/2022 The Showbox – Seattle, WA

11/21/2022 Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA

11/22/2022 The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA

11/23/2022 The Observatory North Park – San Diego, CA

11/25/2022 House Of Blues – Las Vegas, NV

11/26/2022 Encore – Tucson, AZ

11/28/2022 Empire Garage – Austin, TX

11/29/2022 House Of Blues – Dallas, TX

11/30/2022 Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK

12/02/2022 Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest @ Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO

12/03/2022 The Granada – Lawrence, KS

12/04/2022 Bourbon Theatre – Lincoln, NE

12/05/2022 The Apollo Theatre AC – Belvidere, IL

12/06/2022 The Vogue Theatre – Indianapolis, IN

12/08/2022 The Concourse – Knoxville, TN

12/09/2022 Georgia Theatre – Athens, GA

12/10/2022 Jannus Live – St. Petersburg, FL

CANNIBAL CORPSE continues to tour in support of their critically cherished Violence Unimagined full-length, released last year via Metal Blade Records. Comprising eleven tracks, Violence Unimagined is state of the art death metal played with passion and breathless precision, making for another flawless addition to what is inarguably one of the premier catalogues of the genre. While they continue to do what they do with aplomb, the one substantial change to CANNIBAL CORPSE is the addition of guitarist Erik Rutan to their ranks, joining bassist Alex Webster, founding drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz, guitarist Rob Barrett, and vocalist George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher. Known for his roles in Morbid Angel, Ripping Corpse, and most notably fronting the mighty Hate Eternal, Rutan has long established himself as one of the most dynamic forces in contemporary death metal. Simultaneously, he has built up a reputation as one of the most in demand producers in metal, having previously produced four CANNIBAL CORPSE albums (in addition to Violence Unimagined), alongside the likes of Goatwhore, Soilent Green, and Belphegor. Filling in live on guitar since 2019, in 2020 he became a full member, contributing to the writing process.

Main photo by Alex Morgan

Turkuaz surprises fans with new music announcing final albums

The release of the final two Turkuaz albums – Paradiso and Apollyon, both slated for September 9, 2022 — is “bittersweet” for co-founders Dave Brandwein and Taylor Shell, who are torn between two extremes – whether this marks a posthumous homage or a rebirth of the fabled group. In late 2021, while on the road with Jerry Harrison and Adrian Belew, marking the 40-year anniversary of the Talking Heads’ classic Remain in Light album, Turkuaz suddenly splintered and went their separate ways. The new single, “Strange People (Strange Times),” out now, was written a few years ago, but suddenly seems more appropriate than ever.

“It’s hard to believe at this point that this song was originally written not only before things unfolded with the breakup of the band, but even before the pandemic ever started,” Brandwein states. “I guess it just goes to show what a long stretch of strange times it’s really been.”

Amidst a pandemic-induced shutdown, the dissolution of his marriage, and a stint in rehab, Brandwein moved from Brooklyn, NY, to Los Angeles, California, to pick up the pieces. He seized the opportunity to assess his past accomplishments with Turkuaz and the uncertain future that lay ahead, a chance to clean out his closet and start fresh.

“I was at a point in my life when I was ready for a change,” he says. “The autopilot wasn’t really working anymore, and something inside me was crying out, telling me that. I needed a reinvention.”

Keeping up with the dual aspects of the releases, Paradiso is more synth-driven, digital and modern, starting mostly with beats cooked up by Brandwein and co-producer Rob O’Block, with the rest of Turkuaz’s most recent line-up adding to that, an album that’s both influenced by and goes beyond Talking Heads’ blend of new wave and funk. Apollyon, on the other hand, is more organic, more classic funk-driven, the band playing together in a single room, harkening to such funk pioneers as Parliament-Funkadelic, Sly Stone and James Brown, using old-school sounds like spring reverb and tube amps.

“We’re trying to focus on the legacy we created over the past 10 years, rather than lamenting the break-up,” says Brandwein. “These two albums celebrate that nine-piece band, which was built fan by fan, show by show, festival by festival.”

“I’m so proud of these records, and am glad we get the chance to tie a bow on this 13-year body of work,” Shell continues, “Turkuaz has been my life since Dave and I started the band in our little apartment oh-so-many years ago, and as hard as the disbanding has been, it really does give me so much joy to know that we are putting it down the same way we picked it up… with the creation and release of my favorite recordings I’ve ever been a part of.”

Highlights of the two albums include the appearance of Jerry Harrison and Adrian Belew on Apollyon’s “Ophidiophobia,” literally a fear of snakes, with a reptilian Belew guitar solo providing the slither, as well as the only cover song ever recorded for a Turkuaz album in Paradiso’s “In Heaven (Lady in the Radiator Song),” from David Lynch’s cult classic Eraserhead.

Recorded before any of the past two years’ madness, both Paradiso and Apollyon reflect Brandwein’s love of opposites, but also the overlapping of the two, capturing the space between the binary numbers.

“That duality in Turkuaz makes sense,” he explains. “My goal is for people to see the breadth of what I can do as a musician, to acknowledge where I come from, but I’m also excited about where I’m going. I feel good about this body of work representing what I’ve done so far.”

Brandwein and Shell plan to continue putting out music collaboratively as well as individually. Paradiso and Apollyon will be released on September 9, 2022. “Strange People (Strange Times)” and the B-side, “Feel No Pain,” both from Paradiso, are out now.


1.            Strange People (Strange Times)

2.            Shakin’ in my Sheets

3.            Lovers of Valdaro

4.            Open Up Your Head

5.            You’ve Got it Made

6.            Disconnect in the Discoteque

7.            Something in the Air

8.            El Huevo Nuevo

9.            Living in the Glow

10.          Feel No Pain

11.          Rewind

12.          In Heaven (Lady in the Radiator Song)

13.          Heart and Soul #9

14.          Crystal Ball


1.            Knock, Knock

2.            Take a Little Look Around

3.            The Mess

4.            The Ever Watchful Eye (interlude)

5.            Take ‘Em Down

6.            Ophidiophobia (ft. Jerry Harrison and Adrian Belew)

7.            The In Between (interlude)

8.            Shadows

9.            Pleasure and the Pain

10.          L’Angelo Misterioso (interlude)

11.          Brain Drain Fever

12.          The Next Phase

Tokyo underground rock heroes One Eye Closed return with a new EP titled “DISTANCE”

Tokyo underground rock heroes One Eye Closed return with a new EP entitled DISTANCE, out today along with a new music video. The self-managed band, whose biggest track has just ‘Low’ has just surpassed half-a-million streams, qualified this week for the first round of a music competition to perform at Sweet Music Festival 2022 in Osaka. Tomorrow also marks one of One Eye Closed’s biggest live show to date, with the band set to perform alongside big names within the scene, including THE SIXTH LIE, SLOTHREAT and SpendyMily.

The DISTANCE EP includes aggressive single ‘Squall’, featuring crushing guitar riffs and REI’s soft and smooth vocal met with the featured guest screams of AJ Rebollo (ISSUES); summer djent-meets-EDM anthem ‘Never Forget’, featuring voice actress Nikki Simmons; Jazzy video game ending theme ‘All of Us’, featured in the updated ‘encore edition’ of the award-winning musical adventure title ‘No Straight Roads’.

DISTANCE also includes two never-before heard tracks ‘Secret Psychopath’, which continues the narrative of the track ‘BLOOD RAIN’; and ‘Never Meant To’, a call-back to classic emo with a solid J-rock twist.  The track has also been given an official lyric video, also released today.

“We’re so excited for you all to finally listen to our new EP DISTANCE,” states vocalist REI. “Although not necessarily about distance, as the title may imply, these tracks are made with the influence of being so far away from people we love and care for, including our fans. These tracks are born not only from the loneliness during the pandemic, but also from our gratitude in working with talented friends that wouldn’t be possible without the rise of remote work. We hope you enjoy this EP!”

One Eye Closed – DISTANCE

1 .Squall featuring AJ Rebollo (ISSUES)
2. Never Meant To
3. Never Forget featuring Nikki Simmons
5. Secret Psychopath
6. All of Us

ANGELUS APATRIDA Announces North American Headline Tour

Spain’s leading thrash metal band ANGELUS APATRIDA have just announced their first ever North American headline tour. Catch the band on tour, with support from Nervo Chaos and Hidden Intent, starting Steptember 7th in Nashville and wrapping on October 1st in Piedmont. Tickets are available to purchase for all the band’s upcoming tour dates, which includes a handful of international shows, HERE.

Here is what the band had to say about the upcoming touring: “We’ve been chasing this dream since we were kids and finally we can announce our first ever North America tour. We can’t be more happy about this! Since we started working with Century Media Records 13 years ago, we learned that the best way of doing things is doing them BIG, and our first run over there should be something BIG! This is the first part of a huge tour all over North America and the beginning of a long live campaign in the United States and Canada for the next upcoming years. We want to thank Erik Jarvis and Tone Deaf Touring for making this possible; make no mistake and grab your tickets now!”

ANGELUS APATRIDA will be on tour in support of their self-titled album, which came out worldwide via Century Media Records early 2021. Upon release, Angelus Apatrida managed to top the official album charts in Spain at # 1, as well as mark the band’s first ever chart entries in Germany at # 49 and Switzerland at # 41.


“Indoctrinate North American Tour, Part I” w/Nervochaos & Hidden Intent

07.09.2022 Nashville, TN – The End

08.09.2022 Des Moines, IA – Gas Lamp

09.09.2022 Bloomington, IL – Nightshop

10.09.2022 Cave In Rock, IL – FTA Open Air

11.09.2022 St. Paul, MN – Turf Club

12.09.2022 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle

13.09.2022 Omaha, NE – Reverb Lounge

14.09.2022 Fort Collins, CO – The Coast

16.09.2022 Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom

18.09.2022 Seattle, WA – The Funhouse

20.09.2022 San Francisco, CA – The Ivy Room

21.09.2022 Los Angeles, CA – Whisky A Go Go

22.09.2022 Palmdale, CA – Transplants

23.09.2022 Tempe, AZ – Pub Rock

25.09.2022 Fort Worth, TX – Lolas

26.09.2022 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live

27.09.2022 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall

28.09.2022 New Orleans, LA – Santos Bar

29.09.2022 Memphis, TN – Hi Tone

30.09.2022 Knoxville, TN – Brickyard

01.10.2022 Piedmont, SC – Tribble’s Bar & Grill

Festival Dates:

22.07.2022 Muros (Spain) – Castelo Rock *

23.07.2022 La Jonquera (Spain) – Potenzia Fest *

26.07.2022 Tolmin (Slovenia) – Metaldays 

27.07.2022 München (Germany) – Free & Easy Fest @ Backstage + Napalm Death & EyeHateGod *

28.07.2022 Weinheim (Germany) – Café Central *

29.07.2022 Osterholz-Scharmbeck (Germany) – Burning Q Festival 

30.07.2022 Lucena del Cid (Spain) – Metal Fox Fest 

31.07.2022 Luzern (Switzerland) – Megamosh Fest *

02.08.2022 Huelva (Spain) – Fiestas Colombinas *

06.08.2022 Villena (Spain) – Leyendas del Rock 

07.08.2022 Rasnov (Romania) – Rockstadt Extreme Fest *

13.08.2022 Pravia (Spain) – Rock Nalón *

14.08.2022 Brescia (Italy) – Festa di Radio Onda d’Urto *

19.08.2022 Dinkelsbühl (Germany) – Summer Breeze Open Air 

20.08.2022 Ostrava (Czech Republic) – Barrak Music Hrad *

21.08.2022 Eindhoven (The Netherlands) – Dynamo Metalfest *

* New shows since last update!

Angelus Apatrida (“/ˈan-je-lus – a-ˈpa-tri-da/”) was produced by the band, recorded with Juanan López in September and October at Baboon Records, in Albacete, Spain and then mixed and mastered by Zeuss (Rob Zombie, Overkill, Hatebreed, Municipal Waste, Shadows Fall) at Planet-Z in Wilbraham, MA, USA. The album features 10 songs, sounding more determined, versatile and ferocious than ever before and during the group’s 20th Anniversary. Purchase and stream the album HERE

ANGELUS APATRIDA is David G. Álvarez (lead and rhythm guitars), José J. Izquierdo (bass guitar), Víctor Valera (drums), and Guillermo Izquierdo (vocals and lead/rhythm guitars).

Industrial Metal Pioneers DOPE Announce Seventh Studio Album “Blood Money Part Zer0”

Free Dope Here! Get Your Free Dope Here! New York City industrial metal pioneers Dope are announcing their upcoming seventh studio album Blood Money Part Zer0. The album is scheduled for release on February 23, 2023, and in a move to demonstrate the bands sincere appreciation to their loyal fanbase for more than 2 decades, they are giving away the album for FREE digitally. Longtime fans, curious listeners and people that enjoy gratis music can sign up to download the album for free on the band’s website. A physical pre-order will also be available on the band’s website for fans that want to purchase the new album in various physical available here: www.DopeTheBand.com.

“I am so grateful to the fans who have supported me and this band,” says Edsel. “I appreciate your patience and the trusting relationship that we have built together. I never half ass anything, and  believe that anything worth doing, is worth doing right, so sometimes it takes longer than expected. I’ve come to learn that the time between releases only makes our connection stronger and the bond between this band and our fans is unbreakable. I truly love you all!”

Blood Money Part Zer0 is the band’s first release in 7 years and is the follow up to 2016’s highly successful Blood Money Part 1, which debuted at #27 on the Billboard top 200, selling over 15K units in its first week. Dope has sold more than a million combined albums and have amassed an incredible audience of nearly 2-million monthly listeners on Spotify, while racking up more than 100 million plays on their cult classic “Die MF Die.”

To coincide with the announcement of Blood Money Part Zer0, Dope is giving away two doses of new music. The songs “Believe” and “No Respect” are now available via all streaming partners as well on the band’s website. Fans that sign up for the free full-length download of Blood Monet Part Zer0 will receive instant downloads of the songs. “Believe” displays the bands commitment to their industrial / electronic roots, while incorporating chunky guitar riffs over driving drumbeats, as Edsel delivers a melodic a war cry of love, loss, and growth. “No Respect” is a brutal banger that showcases the band’s technical capabilities & refined musicianship, while Edsel’s growling vocals deliver the venomous message of “You ain’t got no respect” – a sentiment everyone can relate to. 

Dope is also releasing an introspective infomercial, which doubles as a behind the scenes look into the real life of Edsel, his private life, and his many ventures outside of Dope. A very private person, virtually inactive on social media, Edsel is intentionally secretive about what he does with his time between records and tours. This video serves as a direct message to the fans, inviting them to see behind the curtain of the mysterious man, who’s creativity they have supported for years. In the end, the video is ultimately an introduction to Blood Money Part Zer0 and will feature teaser clips from the upcoming music videos for “Believe” and “No Respect,” but is also so much more. The introduction to Blood Money Part Zer0 video can be seen here:

Dope will be touring in 2023 in support of Blood Money Part Zer0 as part of the Rise Of The Machine Tour with Static-X and Fear Factory. The 42-date trek kicks off February 25, 2023, in San Francisco, CA and wraps up April 15, 2023, in Los Angeles, CA. Tickets for all stops on the Rise Of The Machine Tour can be found at: www.DopeTheBand.com.

Dope have spent the last 25 years delivering their uncompromising message to the masses. Through their six previous studio albums, the band has never pulled punches with their music or their message. The band made a name for themselves around New York City and eventually signed with Epic Records for their debut. The sophomeore album Life spawned the track “Die MF Die” which has become a staple in basic training and garnered the band a dedicated military following from that introduction. The band has also found mainstream success through their inclusion in various movie soundtracks and wrestling integrations specifically with the WWE. At a time when music trends changed, Dope continued to maintain their relevance with their audience through direct fan correspondence. This relationship garners Dope approximately 1.7 million monthly listeners, puts them in the top 1% of all streaming artists and a dedicated following that most people are unaware of to this day. As the band gets ready to launch in to the next 25 years of their career with Blood Money Part Zer0, the world needs the brutal honesty that Edsel and Dope have come to be known for. 

AMARANTHE Release Fiery Acoustic Version Of “Adrenaline”

There’s no rest for the wicked! After releasing a beautiful orchestral version of their power ballad “Crystalline”, Swedish metal heroes AMARANTHE turn up the heat and deliver a spicy variation of “Adrenaline”. “Adrenalina” transforms the modern metal anthem into a seductive summer hit featuring new Spanish lyrics and virtuoso acoustic guitar pickings.

AMARANTHE comment on “Adrenalina’:
“At the very tail end of the ‘MANIFEST’ sessions, we were looking into the traditional bonus tracks and wanted to do something special for these ones. ‘Adrenaline’ already had a slightly latin sounding C-part, and after breaking out the classical guitar and a glass of Rioja, the flamenco vibes were filling the studio. The result is ‘Adrenalina’, and it might very well be our own favourite bonus track we have done so far! Enjoy!”

In October and November of 2022, AMARANTHE will be on tour together with BEYOND THE BLACK. Since the tour had to be postponed, both bands can’t wait to hit the road again and spend unforgettable nights with their fans all around Europe! Furthermore, both BUTCHER BABIES and AD INFINITUM will join the tour as special guests.

AMARANTHE have spent the last decade establishing themselves as a formidable, positive, and fervently melodic force for metallic good. From their explosive self-titled debut in 2011 to the more sophisticated, streamlined likes of 2014’s Massive Addictive and its immaculate follow-up Maximalism (2016), AMARANTHE has masterfully blurred the lines between melodic metal, crushing brutality, cinematic sweep, and futuristic sparkle. Led by the endlessly ingenious songwriting of guitarist Olof Mörck and powerhouse vocalist Elize Ryd, their rise to prominence has been a joy to behold.
Widely acclaimed as a dazzling live act, the Swedes reached a new peak of creativity on 2018’s hugely successful Helix: an album that pushed the band’s vision to new heights, breadths, and depths, while showcasing the brilliance of Elize and her co-vocalists, Henrik Englund Wilhelmsson and recent recruit Nils Molin.
Not just a glorious return but a wholesale upgrade for their exuberant sound, Manifest is simply the most daring, dynamic and unforgettable album that AMARANTHE have released to date. The perfect antidote to the nagging anxieties plaguing us all in these troubled times, it’s a Technicolor celebration of metal’s ageless power, blazing with all of life’s colors and chaos, but delivered with utmost artistry and skill.

Elize Ryd | vocals
Olof Mörck | guitars, keyboards
Johan Andreassen | bass
Morten Løwe Sørensen | drums
Nils Molin | vocals

Lonesome_Blue’s First Utterance Ready to Roar Overseas

The worlds of anime, rock and power metal are about to collide with First Utterance, the debut EP from Lonesome_Blue – the next generation of hybrid rock band. A preview of upcoming music video ‘Welcome To Heavenly Secret Base’ has also been revealed today, ahead of the EP’s release on CD from 2 September via JPU Records. The first 100 preorders directly from the label’s website will also receive a vinyl sticker of the band.

Among Lonesome_Blue’s many charms is its unique makeup; the all-female band’s guitarist is an icon from Japan’s heavy metal scene, its drummer is a pop rock powerhouse, on bass and lead vocals are two anime and video game voice actresses who have performed in bands at some of Japan’s biggest venues and festivals, and its production team are responsible for one of Japan’s recent international breakouts in metal. In short, Lonesome_Blue is truly the next generation of hybrid rock band, mixing a unique blend of experiences, personalities and subcultures, while continuing to prove that Japan is home to some of the most exciting and powerful all female bands in the world.

First Utterance includes five fierce tracks full of flavour, flooded with ferocious riffs, fist swinging beats, and thunderous symphonic moments, all featuring a fun and friendly edge. EP track ‘Parallel World’ was Lonesome_Blue’s previous thrilling music video and featured violinist Ayasa, who shares a similar history as the band’s members and stars in popular video game franchise BanG Dream!. The track used in today’s preview, ‘Welcome to Heavenly Secret Base’, is currently the theme song to Japanese TV entertainment show Kannai Devil, which has been responsible for introducing many bands and artists in Japan to a wider audience.  The EP also includes English lyrics written by asami (LOVEBITES) and features production from Mao (Light Bringer, LOVEBITES) and Steve Jacobs (Mary’s Blood, LOVEBITES).

As mentioned, Lonesome_Blue has a unique structure; vocalist Maiko Nomura and bassist Yuki Hirose are voice actresses from the Japanese idol video game Tokyo 7th Sisters – they are members of the franchise’s band The QUEEN of PURPLE. They have performed sold out shows at Toyosu Pit and Tokyo Zepp venues, as well as at the legendary Nippon Budokan and massive Makuhari Messe.

Guitarist Narumi has worked with many well-known metal bands in Japan, and upon launching her solo career, her debut EP became Tower Records Shinjuku’s second best-selling CD in Heavy Rock / Heavy Metal, as well as ranking as the best release of the year from users of Japanese Metal Forum.

Drummer MIZUKI crashed into Japan’s pop rock scene after auditioning for spot as the drummer for Mami Kawada’s backing band and going on to perform at one of Asia’s biggest festivals solely for anime songs; Animelo Summer LIVE 2012. She then continued as a session drummer for various artists in the rock and pop world, and is currently one half of Shinku Horou, whose debut single was a theme song to popular anime series Naruto: Shippuden.

Together, Lonesome_Blue is truly the next generation of hybrid rock band.

Release date: 2 September 2022.

The debut album EP from Lonesome_Blue. The first 100 preorders on CD from our website will include a limited edition Lonesome_Blue vinyl sticker. 

1. Beginning Of The End
2. Parallel World featuring Ayasa
3. Welcome To Heavenly Secret Base
4. Labyrinth
5. Total Eclipse

ALTER BRIDGE Announce New Album “Pawns & Kings”

Release Title Track

Since 2004, acclaimed rockers Alter Bridge have been known for their memorable riffs, infectious vocal melodies and dueling guitar attack that has garnered them critical and fan acclaim around the globe. Now the quartet comprised of Myles Kennedy on vocals/guitars, Mark Tremonti on guitars/vocals, Brian Marshall on bass and Scott Phillips on drums are back with their most-aggressive collection of songs to date. The band’s seventh album Pawns & Kings is scheduled for worldwide release on October 14th via Napalm Records. 

Pawns & Kings is comprised of 10 all-new epic tracks that are sure to garner the band new fans around the globe while satiating their fervent supporters that have been patiently waiting for new music from the band. Pawns & Kings found Alter Bridge reuniting with longtime collaborator and producer Michael “Elvis” Baskette to create a collection of memorable new additions to band’s impressive catalog.

From the opening riffs of “This Is War” to the title track album closer “Pawns & Kings,” Alter Bridge returns with an album of intense tracks that were born after the cycle for their last album was cut short by the global pandemic. Songs like “Dead Among The Living,” “Silver Tongue” and “Holiday” showcase the signature songwriting the band is known for. The album offers numerous epic adventures, with three songs clocking in over six minutes each. The opus “Fable Of The Silent Son” clocks in 8:29 and is the longest recorded song in the band’s catalog – a distinction held by “Blackbird” until now. Mark Tremonti steps out of his backing vocal role to take the lead on “Stay,” an introspective ballad that is sure to become a fan favorite live. The epic closing title track “Pawns & Kings” will be available via all digital service providers around the globe.

The track listing for Pawns & Kings is:

1)   This Is War                                                             

2)   Dead Among The Living

3)   Silver Tongue

4)   Sin After Sin

5)   Stay

6)   Holiday

7)   Fable Of The Silent Son

8)   Season Of Promise

9)   Last Man Standing

10) Pawns & Kings

Alter Bridge will be touring extensively in support of Pawns & Kings. The band has already announced a tour of Europe for November and December that will make 25 stops over the course of six weeks. The tour kicks off November 1st in Germany and will make stops in Denmark, Sweden, Spain and others before it wraps on December 12th at O2 Arena in the United Kingdom. Longtime friends Halestorm and Mammoth WVH will lend their support on the upcoming European tour. More information on all tour dates and links to tickets can be found at www.alterbridge.com.

Nov 1 – HAMBURG, GERMANY – Sporthalle

Nov 2  – COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – Falconer

Nov 4  – PARTILLE, SWEDEN – Partille Arena

Nov 5 – OSLO, NORWAY – Sentrum Scene



Nov 11 – BERLIN, GERMANY – Columbiahalle


Nov 14 – BUDAPEST, HUNGARY – Budapest Arena

Nov 16 – PARIS, FRANCE – Palais Des Sports

Nov 18 – MADRID, SPAIN – Vistalegre

Nov 20 – BARCELONA, SPAIN – Razzmataz1

Nov 22 – MUNICH, GERMANY – Zenith

Nov 23 – ZÜRICH, SWITZERLAND – Samsung Hall

Nov 25 – ASSAGO, ITALY – Mediolanum Forum

Nov 26 – ZAGREB, CROATIA – Dom Sportova

Nov 28 – VIENNA, AUSTRIA – Wiener Stadthalle

Nov 30 – KÖLN, GERMANY – Palladium


Dec 5 – NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND – Motorpoint Arena

Dec 6 – GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – OVO Hydro Arena

Dec 8 – DUBLIN, IRELAND – 3 Arena


Dec 11 – BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – Resorts World Arena

Dec 12 – LONDON, ENGLAND – O2 Arena

Alter Bridge have steadily climbed to the forefront of hard rock worldwide. They’ve exceeded all expectations and benchmarks with over a billion streams, millions of units sold, glowing critical acclaim, real estate on the covers of Classic Rock Magazine and Guitar World, and storied sets at Royal Albert Hall, the O2 Arena and Download Festival. On this journey, 2004’s debut LP One Day Remainsbowed in the Top 5 of the Billboard Top 200 and went gold. In 2007, Blackbird’s title track took flight on the wings of the “Greatest Guitar Solo of All Time,” as voted in Guitarist Magazine, while countless fans etched its lyrics and logo onto their bodies. That album also recently went gold in the United Kingdom. Critical plaudits surrounded the 2013 opus Fortress with “5-out-of-5 stars” from KERRANG!and Total Guitar, as well as Eddie Trunk’s declaration of, “A Top 10 album of the last 10 years.” 2016’s The Last Hero saw them return to the Top 10 on the Top 200. Maintaining this momentum, Walk The Sky made impressions around the globe when it reached #1 on the US Billboard Top Albums, Top 200 Alternative Albums, Top 200 Hard Rock Albums and Top 200 Rock Albums charts, as well as #1 on Canada’s Top Hard Music Albums chart. The album also hit #1 on the Swiss Album charts, landed in the Top 5 on the Canada, UK, Germany, Austria, Scotland and Switzerland charts and closed out the year on Loudwire’s “The 50 Best Rock Albums of 2019.” These musicians have unassumingly done all of this with a quiet dedication to writing meaningful songs and performing unforgettable shows (and they’ve delivered both with almost alarming consistency). Still, the influential quartet—Myles Kennedy [vocals, guitar], Mark Tremonti [guitar, vocals], Brian Marshall [bass], and Scott Phillips [drums]—ascend to yet another level on 2022’s Pawns & Kings[Napalm Records]. It is the culmination of almost two decades together soaked in blood, sweat, tears, and the triumph earned through never giving up. It represents the bandmates’ dedication to one another and their collective devotion to a devout fanbase.