Predatory Void drops standalone single/video, “*(struggling..)”

Having recently announced their signing to Century Media Records, with a debut album on the way, Predatory Void are now giving fans a new standalone single: “*(struggling..)”. Stream the track here; the video (by Jeroen Mylle, and shot in the workshop of painter and visual artist Sven Verhaege) can be viewed below – featuring make-up by Tine Josephy, concept by Lina R. and Maria Ovejero, plus mask by Maria Ovejero

Predatory Void comments: “‘*(struggling..)’ is about how we slowly begin to decay from the inside, trapped in a flesh prison, experiencing pain and longing for a release. Physical agony follows, amplifying despair and misery, and there is no escape.”

Predatory Void came to be when guitarist Lennart Bossu (Amenra, Oathbreaker) found himself writing material that wasn’t really suited for Amenra. Lennart gathered a group of likeminded people living in the area of Ghent (BE) – including the versatile vocalist and tattoo artist Lina R – and soon after, the band was born, with Tim De Gieter (bass; Amenra, Doodseskader, Much Luv Studio), Thijs De Cloedt (guitar; Cobra The Impaler, ex-Aborted), and Vincent Verstrepen (drums). Predatory Void played their first show at the renowned Soulcrusher Festival (NL) alongside artists such as Ihsahn, Envy, Cave In and Heriot, creating a buzz within the scene. With an album’s worth of material already written, they signed to Century Media Records for their worldwide debut.

With this signing news, Predatory Void revealed their plans to perform said debut record – Seven Keys to the Discomfort of Being – in full at Roadburn Festival 2023. The band comments: “We feel privileged to be granted the opportunity to present our debut album, ‘Seven Keys to the Discomfort of Being‘, in its entirety at Roadburn, one of the institutions that set the standard in the world of underground heavy music. The album contains some things that will be difficult to recreate live elsewhere, so this will definitely be a unique occasion. It will also be one of our very first live shows ever, so we can’t imagine a better and more exciting start for a new band.”

Predatory Void live:

Apr. 20-23, 2023 – Tilburg (NL) – Roadburn Festival

Predatory Void line-up:

Lina R – vocals

Lennart Bossu – guitar

Tim De Gieter – bass

Thijs De Cloedt – guitar

Vincent Verstrepen – drums

Announcing the Decibel Magazine Tour 2023 featuring Dark Funeral, Cattle Decapitation, 200 Stab Wounds and Blackbraid!

The longest-running metal tour in North America is back! The Decibel Magazine Tour returns in May as Swedish black metal legends Dark Funeral headline Decibel‘s now decade-plus annual trek. Tour support comes from California progressive death/grind heroes Cattle Decapitation, Ohio death metal destroyers 200 Stab Wounds and Adirondack atmospheric black metal phenom Blackbraid.

“North America, we will soon meet again. And this time we’re coming back to headline the epic Decibel Magazine Tour – what an honor,” says Dark Funeral guitarist/founder Lord Ahriman. “We have already prepared a new and absolutely amazing setlist. You will be in for a massive treat this time, no doubt.”

“Excited to be hitting the USA again and playing more than just one new song this time,” exclaims Cattle Decapitation vocalist Travis Ryan. Dark Funeral are great guys, and we look forward to jamming alongside them; Metal Blade Records has told us many good things about labelmates 200 Stab Wounds so it will be good to finally meet and see them! What Blackbraid is doing is super sick, and we do love our black metal, so all in all its looking to be quite an awesome run!”

Presented by Metal Blade Records, and sponsored by Pull the Plug Patches, Century Media, IndieMerchStore, Upstate Records, Sauce Leopard and Savage Lands, tickets for the 2023 Decibel Magazine Tour go on sale Friday, February 3rd at 10AM local time, and can be found at this location.

The Decibel Magazine Tour 2023 dates

w/ Dark Funeral, Cattle Decapitation, 200 Stab Wounds, Blackbraid

May 11, 2023 – The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA

May 12, 2023 – Nile Theater – Mesa, AZ

May 13, 2023 – El Rey – Albuquerque, NM

May 15, 2023 – Granada Theater – Dallas, TX

May 16, 2023 – Empire Control Room – Austin, TX

May 17, 2023 – The Warehouse – Houston, TX

May 19, 2023 – The Orpheum – Tampa, FL

May 20, 2023 – Variety Playhouse – Atlanta, GA

May 21, 2023 – The Underground – Charlotte, NC

May 23, 2023 – Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD

May 24, 2023 – Irving Plaza – New York, NY *

May 26, 2023 – Club Soda – Montreal, QC

May 27, 2023 – Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, ON

May 28, 2023 – Crofoot Ballroom – Pontiac, MI

May 30, 2023 – The Metro – Chicago, IL

May 31, 2023 – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN

June 2, 2023 – The Summit – Denver, CO

June 3, 2023 – The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT

June 5, 2023 – El Corazon – Seattle, WA

June 6, 2023 – The Vogue Theater – Vancouver, BC

June 7, 2023 – The Roseland Ballroom -Portland, OR

June 9, 2023 – The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA

June 10, 2023 – Regent Theater – Los Angeles, CA

*=no Blackbraid

Luke Bryan Announces 36-City Headline “Country On Tour”

Five-time Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan announced his 2023 touring plans today with the launch of the 36-city “Country On Tour” kicking off June 15 in Syracuse, New York. Produced by Live Nation, special guests throughout the tour include many of country music’s up and coming artists- Chayce Beckham, Tyler Braden, Ashley Cooke, Jackson Dean, Jon Langston, Conner Smith, Alana Springsteen, Hailey Whitters, and DJ RockTickets on sale Friday, Feb 3 at 10am local time at

Throughout his career Luke has invested in new artists by inviting them to join him on tour. Through the years dozens of ones to watch have been a part of his trailblazing tours including Cole Swindell, Dustin Lynch, Dylan Scott, Jon Langston, Little Big Town, Morgan Wallen, Lauren Alaina, Mitchell Tenpenny, Riley Green and many more. Cultivating and mentoring new talent is also the reason he loves judging on American Idol. He appreciates the journey and hard work it took to get him to where he is today, and he wants to open the door and lead the way by sharing his experiences as an artist and a businessman.  

“Artists get into the business to make music and perform it for the fans,” shared Luke. “Leaving it all out on that stage is what it’s all about for me. I’m excited to support and have so many talented new artists along for the ride this year.  It’s one of the most rewarding parts of our job.  

Ticket presale for Luke’s fan club members begins Tuesday, Jan 31 at 8am local time through Thursday, February 2 at 5pm local time. For details go HERE. Citi is the official card of the “Country On Tour.”Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets beginning Wednesday, Feb 1 at 10am local time until Thursday, Feb 2 at 10pm local time through the Citi Entertainment program. For complete presale details visit

During his illustrious and decorated career, Luke has worked diligently to build a highly active and loyal fan base one fan at a time. Much credit can be given to him and his team for creating unique concert opportunities for him to engage with and garner fans. No other country artist can boast multiple, highly successful events and tours like Luke including his Spring Break and Farm Tour tours, Crash My Playa events in Mexico (the eighth event sold-out just last week!), his on- going headline engagements at the Resorts World Theatre in Las Vegas and his yearly headline tours which have often included sold-out stadium shows. In fact, Luke has played for more than 13+ million fans since he began headlining in 2011.

Luke’s performances in previous tours have received applause from fans and media alike raving he is “electrifying,” “still the reigning king of modern country genre,” “cements his Entertainer of the Year status,” “his enduring everyman charm and more energy than the Energizer Bunny,” “the country music artist backs up his title as the ‘King of Country Music’ when he put on a performance of a lifetime,” “some of his best moments are connecting with the crowd between songs,” and “Bryan remains an imminently affable presence on stage prowess as a performer.”

The tour is aptly named after Luke’s 30th #1 single, “Country On,” which hit the top spot on the country singles charts just before Christmas 2022 and helped him amass a career tally of 56 total weeks at #1. 

This Wednesday, Luke launches his 2023 headline dates at Resorts World Theatre in Las Vegas:

  • February 2023: 1, 3, 4, 8, 10, 11
  • March 2023: 22, 24, 25, 29, 31
  • April 2023: 1

“Country On Tour” Schedule

06/15/2023Syracuse, NYSt. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
06/16/2023Darien Center, NYDarien Lake Amphitheater
06/17/2023Toronto, ONBudweiser Stage
06/23/2023Philadelphia, PAFreedom Mortgage Pavilion
06/24/2023Holmdel, NJPNC Bank Arts Center
07/06/2023Wantagh, NYNorthwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
07/07/2023Columbia, MDMerriweather Post Pavilion
07/13/2023Hershey, PAHersheypark Stadium
07/20/2023Portland, ORRV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater
07/21/2023Wheatland, CAToyota Amphitheatre
07/22/2023Mountain View, CAShoreline Amphitheatre
07/27/2023Lubbock, TXUnited Supermarkets Arena
07/28/2023Albuquerque, NMIsleta Amphitheater
07/29/2023Denver, COBall Arena
08/04/2023Salt Lake City, UTUSANA Amphitheatre
08/05/2023Boise, IDFord Idaho Center Amphitheater
08/10/2023Rogers, ARWalmart AMP
08/12/2023Nashville, TNBridgestone Arena
08/13/2023Brandon, MSBrandon Amphitheater
08/17/2023Cincinnati, OHRiverbend Music Center
08/18/2023Indianapolis, INRuoff Music Center
08/19/2023Pittsburgh, PAThe Pavilion at Star Lake
08/25/2023Evansville, INFord Center
08/26/2023St. Louis, MOHollywood Casino Amphitheatre
09/28/2023Dallas, TXDos Equis Pavilion
09/29/2023Ft Worth, TXDickies Arena
09/30/2023Tulsa, OKBOK Center
10/05/2023Orlando, FLAmway Center
10/06/2023Savannah, GAEnmarket Arena
10/07/2023Charlotte, NCPNC Music Pavilion
10/12/2023Sioux Falls, SDDenny Sanford PREMIER Center
10/13/2023Green Bay, WIResch Center
10/14/2023St. Paul, MNXcel Energy Center
10/26/2023Raleigh, NCCoastal Credit Union Music Park
10/27/2023Charlottesville, VAJohn Paul Jones Arena
10/28/2023Charleston, SCCredit One Stadium

For details on special guests please go to

About Luke Bryan 

Since his debut, Luke Bryan has garnered 30 No. 1 hits and has more RIAA certified digital singles than any other Country artist with 71 million. His worldwide global streams are over 19.6 billion and he has sold 13 million albums. His headline concert tours have played sold-out shows for more than 13 million fans inclusive of 36 stadium concerts, Farm Tours, Spring Break shows, and seven sold-out ‘Crash My Playa’ destination concert events. Bryan has won 50+ major music awards including five wins as Entertainer of the Year. His third and most recent Entertainer win was awarded by the Academy of Country Music in 2021. Additional awards include six recognitions as a CMT Artist of the Year, NSAI Artist/Songwriter of the Year, the first-ever recipient of the ACM Album of the Decade Award for Crash My Party, seven CMT Music Awards, five Billboard Music Awards, and four American Music Awards—as well as being named Billboard’s Top Country Artist of the 2010s, the Most Heard Artist of the Decade by Country Aircheck, and the Artist Humanitarian Recipient by the Country Radio Broadcasters. On February 19, 2023, Luke, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie are back for their sixth season as celebrity judges on ABC’s American Idol.

MNRK Music Group Signs The Slugganauts

MNRK Music Group announces its newest signing, heavy metal band The Slugganauts! The Slugganauts are featured in the BunnyKitty universe, an animated world created by legendary graffiti artist Dave ‘Persue’ Ross. The Slugganauts will release a new single, “No More Gimmicks,” in February, followed by more new music in 2023, all real-world compositions by musicians on the MNRK Music Group roster. About this new project, Persue says, “The resurrection will be televised.”

In 2001, Persue’s graffiti propelled him forward into the world of skateboarding and aesthetics, eventually helping him pioneer the marketing space of some of the most iconic streetwear brands, including DC, Circa, and Osiris. In 2001, amidst his abstract letterforms, Persue created the character BunnyKitty, the beloved cat in a bunny suit character, which took on a life of her own, and forever changed the trajectory of Persue’s career.
BunnyKitty was born on a wall, but now she lives on the page and on the blockchain, first in The Origins of BunnyKitty (2016), then in her newly-released adventure, BunnyKitty in the City (December 2022), and most recently an NFT sale in collaboration with Web3 studio, Notables, which sold out in just 3 minutes. The Slugganauts’ first single will release in February, followed by more new music this year. MNRK plans to release vinyls, band merch, music videos and stage live performances.

For more information, go to:
Dave ‘Persue” Ross:

ABOUT  MNRK Music Group
MNRK Music Group is one of the largest independent music companies in the world, with recording, music publishing, and management divisions operating in every major music market. MNRK is committed to discovering and guiding top music creators and artists and works with some of the greatest musical talent including The Lumineers and Pitbull, the music publishing catalog of Chuck Berry, plus premier music companies Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang. The company’s music department services Academy Award and Emmy Award-winning producers. Its catalog across divisions consists of 54,000 music tracks, including multiple GRAMMY winners and platinum-selling hits. 
ABOUT Notables
Serving as both a creator’s platform and an online sales platform, Notables is an NFT ecosystem that works with influential individuals and cultural icons to build unique, utility-based digital asset collections. Notables is a full-service blockchain solution for developing and designing NFT projects, building online communities, and returning value to the community long into the future. Its highly-curated platform and ecosystem provide a seamless user experience for both the creator and the user. With the unique ability to allow artists to push the boundaries of fan engagement, Notables is designed to deliver unique, one-of-a-kind, digital items aimed at super-fans or consumers who support specific creatives and influencers.
ABOUT Persue
Multi-hyphenate San Diego-based artist David “Persue” Ross is known across fields and mediums for his prowess as a painter, graffiti artist, muralist, author, designer, and curator. Armed with a unique and innate ability to integrate art in all facets of life, Persue (pronounced per-SWAY) established himself as an undeniable pioneer in the west coast aerosol art and skateboarding industries. His portfolio predates almost any example of street aesthetics being paired with the skateboarding industry, making his earliest designs the catalyst that helped create the look of today’s streetwear aesthetic. His thriving career has yielded several milestone collaborations, his abstract approach known as Liminal Space, his Wet Paint practice, and of course, the BunnyKitty Universe. From walls around the world to picture books, BunnyKitty has taken on a life of her own.

Ibex Clone (mems of Ex-Cult, Nots) Share Single / Video “There Is No Light”

New Album on Goner out this Friday – Announce NYC dates

Ibex Clone’s All Channels Clear tunnels back through the shredded remains of folk, pop, blues and psychedelia to rediscover the real, the human, and the good in this world. Listen close and you’ll hear the ramshackle chime of Big Star, the fingerstyle melodicism of John Fahey and Gimmer Nicholson, and the wild experimentalism of Amon Düül II. 

Imagine a world apart from our own—an agrarian utopia where the corroded cables of the 20th century lie in moss-covered heaps and the Mississippi River runs clear. New structures rise from the detritus, gnarled patchworks of the natural world and everything else humanity left behind. This is a world where Nirvana and NAFTA never happened, punk didn’t break but bloomed, and guitars jangle in the breeze. This is the world of Ibex Clone and their new album, All Channels Clear

Just ahead of its Friday release they’ve released their new single “There Is No Light” and an accompanying video by Noah Miller which was filmed this in the middle of last summer’s heatwave. The band tells, “The sun was beating down so hard it was hard to tell if everything was brimming with energy or verging on death. This song and video are about all kinds of cycles.”

Formed by members of essential bands from the modern era of Memphis rock and roll, Ibex Clone reconfigures the paranoiac punk of Ex-Cult, NOTS and Hash Redactor into something altogether different, a vision of music from a timeline that split with ours a long time ago. 

Guitarist George Williford’s dizzy six- and twelve-string explorations form a lush thicket for Alec McIntyre’s fluid basslines to slip in and around, anchored by Meredith Lones’ steady, driving rhythms. Williford’s powerful vocal melodies ward off impending death and decay with visionary lyrics about humanity’s place in the ecosystem, the balm of love and friendship, and the complex feeling of being alive in this version of the world of tomorrow.

All Channels Clear develops the woozy, folk-tinged post-punk of their excellent debut From Nowhere into a catchy, complex approach to the pastoral power pop of XTC, the Meat Puppets, and Guided By Voices. Ibex Clone doesn’t offer an antidote or a soundtrack to a world in rapid decline, but instead a window into something much stranger and, maybe – if we can find the path – better.

All Channels Clear is out this Friday, February 3 via Goner RecordsPre-order it here.

All Channels Clear Track Listing:

1 – Nothing Ever Changes
2 – There Is No Light
3 – Black Hole Blues
4 – All Channels Clear
5 – Sound Of The Skyline
6 – Dream Yourself Red
7 – Hollow Tubes From Heaven
8 – Industry Quickening Pace
9 – Funeral
10 – Friends Divine

Pre-Save All Channels Clear: Bandcamp, Spotify, Apple Music

Ibex Clone Live Dates:

3/04: B-Side Memphis TN (Record Release Show)
5/18: Berlin NYC – Manhattan, NY 
5/19: Tubby’s – Kingston, NY
5/20: Mama Tried – Brooklyn, NY

All dates with Patois Counselors.

The Contortionist Release New, Limited Edition Box Set Today

Live-stream videos for
“Geocentric Confusion” and “Clairvoyant” out now

Progressive rock band The Contortionist release a new box set, Retrospective: Live from Atlanta, today.  The box set boasts three double LPs comprised of recordings from the band’s 2021 live-stream performances. The 3 live streamed performances cover every facet of the band’s career, including a full album performance of the critically acclaimed full-length Clairvoyant, as well as an entire set focused on the band’s heavier catalog.
Featuring over 30 tracks, the impressive package is a limited-edition set, with only 1500 copies available worldwide. It comes housed in a 12x12x2 embossed box and features translucent acetate overlay alternate covers for each of the three live stream sets. Each live stream set comes pressed on 12” 180g double vinyl in a beautiful gatefold package. Fans can purchase the box set here.
Guitarist Cameron Maynard says, “When we initially conceived this project, our objective was to give something to our fans amidst the inability to physically perform to a live audience. As it turns out, we were so happy with the end result that we thought it would only be appropriate to release in a more tangible way. We have always wanted to release a box set like this, and after seeing some original ideas for the art, we knew it had to be done.”
Keyboardist Eric Guenther adds, “Although the motivation for this project was born out of uncertainty and cancellations, the opportunity to perform and create the definitive musical artifact for this band’s history became a silver lining. To me, this is years of work finally realized, and thanks to our fans’ response, we were able to make this project timeless with a proper release. This is the best representation of The Contortionist to date, and to us, the recording that defines the identity of this band and how we sounded in the first 10+ years. Thanks to our fans for making this band real. Also, we can’t wait to share what we have been working on.”
The band is also releasing two videos from the live-stream performances for tracks “Clairvoyant,” and “Geocentric Confusion.”  Watch below.

Track list for Retrospective: Live From Atlanta:
Set 1: The MNRK Heavy Set
1. Early Grave
2. Reimagined
3. Follow
4. Geocentric Confusion
5. Flourish
6. 1979
7. Integration
8. Thrive
9. Solipsis
10. Language I: Intuition
11. Language II: Conspire
Set 2: Clairvoyant Album (Full Performance) 
1. Monochrome
2. Godspeed
3. Reimagined
4. Clairvoyant
5. The Center
6. Absolve
7. Relapse
8. Return To Earth
9. Monochrome (Pensive) 
Set 3: Exoplanet + Intrinsic
1. Primal Directive 
2. Oscillator 
3. Flourish
4. Geocentric Confusion 
5. Causality 
6. Vessel
7. Solipsis 
8. Axiom
9. Exoplanet I: Egress
10. Exoplanet II: Void
11. Exoplanet III: Light 

Get Retrospective: Live From Atlanta here

Violet Saturn’s Debut Album “All The Cool Kids” Available Now

Violet Saturn today released their debut album All the Cool Kids via Big Machine/John Varvatos Records. The young Rock duo made up of siblings Lauren (17) and Spencer (20) Carr Reed have teased fans with several tracks leading into the album’s release which have garnered praise for setting “some high expectations of their debut album” (Sweety High) as they “summon the raw energy and provocations of Pop-Punk and Classic Rock with a fresh twist” (E! Online). Recently included in Billboard’s list of “10 Cool New Pop Songs to Get You Through The Week,” the new fusion of sounds, written by the siblings themselves, could just be what music fans need to get through the lull in new Olivia Rodrigo tunes. 
Across the album, Violet Saturn shares their wisdom and talents beyond their years with songs that can speak to Rock audiences that extend far past their fellow Gen Zers. With the danceable yet moody “All the Cool Kids” setting the tone (and title) with its nonconformal, reflective and disaffected spirit, the pair tackle the disillusions of the real world and some of the ugly yet relatable truths about life’s disappointments and perspectives. As they take a shot at the conventional cool kids, they inadvertently challenge the status quo and are carving out their own path as the new cool kids, as outlets like Sweety High saying “With their playful yet poetic brand of Pop-Punk… Violet Saturn is quickly becoming a standout in the genre.”

Listen to All the Cool Kids HERE

“I can’t believe All the Cool Kids is actually out there in the universe! We’ve been writing these songs since I was 13 and Spencer was 16 so it’s insane and really exciting that we are finally sharing them with the world,” said Lauren. “The album is really a musical diary of our teenage years—facing the struggles of being young, growing up, expectations, acceptance and all of the feelings that go with it.”
“No matter the age or individual journey, it’s safe to say that there are certain elements we’ve all collectively experienced during our adolescence—whether these songs tap into some sort of nostalgic feeling from youth or folks are in the thick of it now, I hope they can relate to it in a fresh new way…and jam out to it,” added Spencer. “Sonically, we tried to keep people on their toes and buried a twist in each song—I don’t want to spoil it for anybody, so I’ll just say definitely make sure to listen to the end of ‘Over.’”
Produced by the siblings as well as Julian Raymond, All the Cool Kids with its brash, Pop-Punk vibe is an undeniable blend of the duo’s many influences including Avril Lavigne, Paramore, Lana Del Rey and No Doubt. Filled with an extra dose of angst and frustration, the collection of songs was undoubtedly influenced by period in which they were written—while stuck at home in the pandemic, suspended from performing each week. Initially written on a home computer, when recording the final project, the Southern California natives turned to heavy hitters like drummer Josh Freese (Devo, Guns N’ Roses, Paramore) and bassist Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction, Alanis Morissette) to help bring the fun, vibrant yet heavy songs to life. 
On January 28, Violet Saturn will celebrate their album release with an all-ages show at The Troubadour in West Hollywood. For more information and tour dates, please visit

All The Cool Kids Track Listing:
1. “Who Is She?” Lauren Carr Reed, Spencer Carr Reed
2. “All The Cool Kids” | Lauren Carr Reed, Spencer Carr Reed
3. “This Feeling” | Lauren Carr Reed, Spencer Carr Reed
4. “Love U Madly” | Lauren Carr Reed, Spencer Carr Reed
5. “Over” | Lauren Carr Reed, Spencer Carr Reed
6. “U Should Go” | Lauren Carr Reed, Spencer Carr Reed
7. “Say Goodbye” | Lauren Carr Reed, Spencer Carr Reed, Joe Rickard
8. “Young And Dumb” Lauren Carr Reed, Spencer Carr Reed, Joe Rickard

About Violet Saturn:

Brother-and-sister act Violet Saturn summon the raw energy and provocations of Pop-Punk and Alternative with a fresh, Gen Z twist. 17-year-old lead singer Lauren Carr Reed brings powerful vocals and an impressive range to the band’s addictive, angsty songs, while 20-year-old Spencer holds down the instrumentals and production, leading the band and its invigorating yet polished rock sound on guitar. Together, they have a sound so seamless it could only be the product of two artists who have grown up together and been playing and writing as a unit for as long as they can remember. As kids in Southern California, it just always seemed inevitable that they would make it, together —and now, already having had a song in rotation on Los Angeles Rock station KLOS and signed a contract with Big Machine (BMR Rock), Violet Saturn is making good on that early promise. “Quickly becoming a standout in the genre,” (Sweety High), Violet Saturn released their debut album All the Cool Kids on January 27, 2023.

Rob Zombie And Alice Cooper Announce Freaks On Parade Tour 2023

Today, Rob Zombie and Alice Cooper announced the 2023 Freaks on Parade Tour. Following a very successful run last summer, Rob Zombie is at it again. This year he joins forces with the “godfather of Shock Rock” Alice Cooper who promises to bring his signature style of macabre rock on tour. Rounding out the line-up are industrial pioneers Ministry and eclectic alternative rock act Filter

Produced by Live Nation, the 19-city run kicks off Thursday, August 24th in Dallas at Dos Equis Pavilion, with stops across North America in Virginia Beach, Toronto, Nashville, Anaheim and more before wrapping up on Sunday, September 24th in Phoenix at Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre. 

TICKETS: Tickets go on sale starting Friday, February 3rd at 10am local time on

PRESALE: Citi is the official card of the 2023 Freaks on Parade tour. Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets beginning Tuesday, January 31st at 10am local time until Thursday, February 2nd at 10pm local time through the Citi Entertainment program. For complete presale details visit  


Thu Aug 24 –  Dallas, TX –  Dos Equis Pavilion 

Sat Aug 26 –  Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre 

Sun Aug 27 – West Palm Beach, FL –  iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre 

Tue Aug 29 –  Raleigh, NC –  Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek 

Wed Aug 30 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater 

Fri Sep 01 –  Tinley Park, IL –  Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre 

Sat Sep 02 –  Des Moines, IA –  Wells Fargo Arena 

Tue Sep 05 – Clarkston, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre 

Wed Sep 06 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage 

Fri Sep 08 – Scranton, PA – The Pavilion at Montage Mountain 

Sat Sep 09 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater 

Sun Sep 10 – Hartford, CT – The XFINITY Theatre 

Tue Sep 12 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena 

Sat Sep 16 – Englewood, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre * 

Tue Sep 19 – Ridgefield, WA – RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater 

Wed Sep 20 – Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre 

Fri Sep 22 – Concord, CA – Concord Pavilion 

Sat Sep 23 – Anaheim, CA – Honda Center 

Sun Sep 24 – Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre 

*Non-Live Nation Date 


As a rock icon and filmmaker with a unique vision, Rob Zombie has continuously challenged audiences as he stretches the boundaries of both music and film. He has sold over 15 million albums worldwide, and is the only artist to experience unprecedented success in both music and film as the writer/director of eight feature films with a worldwide gross totaling more than $150 million. Each of Rob Zombie’s 7 solo studio albums have debuted in the top 10 on Billboard’s 200 chart, including his most recent album, The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse, in 2021. Zombie is an 8-time Grammy nominee, with his most recent nomination for Best Metal Performance at the 2022 awards. Rob Zombie has proved an undeniable box office success throughout his career. His ninth feature film, The Munsters, released in September 2022.


Alice Cooper pioneered a grandly theatrical brand of hard rock that was designed to shock. Drawing equally from horror movies, vaudeville, and garage rock, the group created a stage show that featured electric chairs, guillotines, fake blood and boa constrictors. Alice Cooper brings his own brand of rock psycho-drama to fans both old and new, enjoying it as much as the audience does. Twenty-plus years into the new millennium, Cooper is always very productive and busy, touring worldwide year-in and year-out while also writing, recording and releasing new albums like 2021’s “Detroit Stories,” which entered the Billboard Album chart at #1, and finishing up TWO new albums planned for 2023, while also continuing to do his nightly “Nights With Alice Cooper” syndicated radio show. 

DEATHSTARS announce New Album “Everything Destroys You”

Release Stunning Video For New Single
“This Is”

Swedish industrial cult act DEATHSTARS finally return with their latest sonic output Everything Destroys You, which will be released on May 5th through Nuclear Blast Records.
Their first release in over eight years marks a long-awaited comeback, spotlighting everything that is DEATHSTARS: adrenaline, bombast, sex & glam!

The reason it’s been taking so long is that we simply wanted – and needed – a break after intense touring and so on, and on top of that the pandemic happened so tours were postponed and the release with them, so it feels fantastic to finally be able to present Everything Destroys You‘, says Nightmare Industries.

The band are celebrating their return with an amazing video for the first single ´This Is´ .

Frontman Whiplasher Bernadotte stated about the video: “We had a lot of discussions regarding the first video. At some point, it was going to be filmed in Mexico City, the next day Paris or Belgrade but we ended up just filming it in Stockholm, where we live. It was kind of a slimmed-down production, shooting for a couple of days in the old slaughterhouse area in Stockholm.
We wanted to do a video with no green screen or blue box, just a straightforward rock video that illustrates what this band is about in less than four minutes. It was weird shooting it where we did. We actually filmed it in ‘Slaktkyrkan’, which means ‘The slaughter church’, and the scenario… well, in one corner you could see a very androgynous looking Cat in high heels with a lot of weird lights all around him, in another corner Nightmare strapped to some fence in a straitjacket, then we had Skinny with a chainsaw and an angle grinder – just decapitating mannequins, Nitro toiling in a sea of fire and drums, and also me with my 130-kilo python, who is 6,30 meters long and her name is Cruella. Interesting creature! She was very heavy to walk around with; sliding around my shoulders and constantly licking my neck with her tongue. We had a good time.”

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The album will be released in the following formats:

  • CD jewel case with 16-page booklet
  • 1LP Sleeve + A2 Poster white
  • 1LP Sleeve + A2 Poster splatter dark green & yellow


Whiplasher Bernadotte – Vocals

Nightmare Industries – Guitars and Keys

Cat Casino – Guitars

Skinny Disco – Bass

Out Now! Finnish Rockers LEAFLET’s New Album “Something Beyond”

Out now via Rockshots Records, Finnish rockers LEAFLET release their sophomore album “Something Beyond”.

Formed in 2013, LEAFLET is a four-piece hard rock band from Turku, Finland. Their music can be described as metal-infused American-style hard rock and while you might hear echoes of bands like Alter Bridge or Shinedown they have their own unique Nordic flavour. In 2019, LEAFLET released “Johnny Two-Face” as a single through VR Label Finland followed by an ambitious music video shot in both Turku, Finland, and Tokyo, Japan. After a couple of years of silence due to the pandemic, the band is now back with their second album “Something Beyond”, sounding stronger than ever.

“With this album, we have tried to refine our sound further to something that can be more easily identified as LEAFLET instead of our influences. The album is full of catchy metal-influenced rock tunes that would fit perfectly in the heavy rotation of every rock radio station. The album has a lot of variety within the songs and we got a diverse selection of singles as well. Three very different singles trying to represent the entire album as well as possible. As singles, we got one heavy and hard-hitting tune, one straightforward and super catchy tune, and one fast-paced in-your-face type of tune. You should check out them all to see what you think!” says the band.

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Leaflet has performed on Finnish festivals such as Kuopiorock and Saaristo Open Air along with touring across their home country to support their debut album. They also spent time on the road in the Baltics with Willie & the Goodsouls in 2018 again playing clubs and festivals.

Track Listing:
1. Gonna Do It – 4:12
2. Resonate – 3:40
3. Alone Alive – 3:50
4. Earth – 3:54
5. Johnny Two-Face – 4:01
6. Tattoos of Life – 3:43
7. Shades of Black – 2:55
8. Someone Somewhere – 3:51
9. Something Beyond – 4:48
Album Length: 34:59


Jaakko Leaflet – lead vocals & guitar

Antti Kallio – guitar & backing vocals

Fabian Korsström – bass & backing vocals

Pekka Jokela – drums