Left to Suffer Announce Co-Headlining Tour with Distant, Justice For The Damned + Cabal

Atlanta, GA nu-deathcore powerhouse Left to Suffer has announced ‘The Feral Heritage North American Tour‘, their upcoming co-headlining run alongside Distant with Justice For The Damned and Cabal as support. The tour kicks off on Friday, August 18 in the band’s hometown and wraps up on September 24 in Nashville, TN. For ticket info, please click here.

The Feral Heritage North American Tour Dates

August 18th – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Hell)

August 19th – Orlando, FL @ Conduit

August 20th – West Palm Beach, FL @ Respectables

August 22nd – Greensboro, NC @ Hangar 1819

August 23rd – Richmond, VA @ Canal Club

August 24th – Philadelphia, PA @ Warehouse on Watts

August 25th – Brooklyn, NY @ The Meadows

August 26th – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall

August 27th – Hartford, CT @ Webster Underground

August 28th – Bangor, ME @ Queen City Cinema Club

August 29th – Montreal, QC @ Fairmount Theatre

August 30th – Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground

August 31st – Pittsburgh, PA @ Preserving Underground

September 1st – Lakewood, OH @ The Foundry

September 2nd – Detroit, MI @ The Sanctuary

September 3rd – Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge

September 5th – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater

September 6th – Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall

September 8th – Portland, OR @ Dante’s

September 9th – Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt

September 10th – Seattle, WA @ Funhouse at El Corazon

September 12th – Sacramento, CA @ Old Ironsides

September 13th – Fresno, CA @ Strummer’s

September 14th – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction

September 15th – Mesa, AZ @ Nile Underground

September 16th – El Paso, TX @ Rockhouse Bar & Grill

September 18th – San Antonio, TX @ Vibes Underground

September 19th – Ft. Worth, TX @ Tulips

September 20th – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar

September 21st – Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th St.

September 22nd – Kansas City, MO @ Bottleneck

September 23rd – St. Louis, MO @ Old Rock House

September 24th – Nashville, TN @ The End

Left to Suffer has recently released their eagerly anticipated debut album ‘Feral‘. Leading up to its release, the band dropped visuals for “Primitive Urge” featuring Joe Badolato from Fit For An Autopsy, “Disappoint Me”, and most recently, “Artificial Anatomy” featuring Kim Dracula. Altogether, the videos have clocked up 668,000 views on YouTube and 2.2 million streams on Spotify. Never one to rest on their laurels, the band are back in the studio recording their next body of work. Stream ‘Feralhere


Left to Suffer

Track Listing:

1. Feral

2. Artificial Anatomy ft. Kim Dracula

3. Primitive Urge ft. Joe Badolato

4. Break The Fever

5. Recluse

6. Illusion of Sleep

7. Disappoint Me

8. Consistent Suffering

Return to Dust Release New Single For “Black Road (Unplugged)”

The Los Angeles-based grunge trio, Return to Dust, have today announced a reimagined acoustic version of their debut single titled, “Black Road (Unplugged)“. Fans can stream “Black Road (Unplugged)” here.

Speaking on today’s release, co-vocalist Matty Joseph shares:

Having played an entirely acoustic show last week, it was a blast reimagining our whole set (and some new material) in that light. Since Graham and I write the breadth of our material on an acoustic guitar, I think this version of Black Road shows the true nature of our songwriting, while expanding the range of Return to Dust’s sound.”

With nearly two decades of notable experience under his belt, the band’s producer, Jim Kaufman, continues:

Return to Dust’s ability to emote using both electric and acoustic versions of their songs is what initially attracted me to the band. They can stand on their own without the bells and whistles of modern production.

Return to Dust, who are heavily inspired by the legendary Alice In Chains, have already cultivated a reputation in the local Los Angeles music scene without having released any music on streaming platforms. The release of Black Road marks the band’s first ever studio release, produced by none other than Jim Kaufman (Anti-Flag, Danny Worsnop, Night Riots, Helmet). With their remarkable cinematic approach, the rock trio are on track for an unforgettable year of touring and new music.


How will you fare against the stress of life

Return to Dust has always felt like a hidden gem, a band that could have fallen straight from the 90’s, but stands proudly among the musical landscape of today. This is perhaps a gesture towards the timelessness of grunge’s existential yet relatable message, which spoke to and landed them 30+ recordings with decorated producer and mixer Jim Kaufman.

Despite this trajectory, the band had fallen into one of the myriad of “new band” curses, which is meticulously and quietly planning out their debut release. Thankfully, the band committed to their craft long before showing their faces, as singers Graham Stanush (bass) and Matty Joseph (guitar) formed an eternal bond growing up in the cement capital of Texas. The singers carried this passion to the west coast, where they met their then 16 year old guitarist Sebastian Gonzalez.

Now assimilated, Return to Dust has already made its mark, touring up and down the west coast, playing Vegas, Phoenix, every slummy bar in San Gabriel Valley, and personally gaining a stamp of approval from Matt Pinfield on KLOS —- the band is a ticking time bomb to hundreds of eager fans.

Their new single Black Road” is a four on the floor heavy rock anthem about self-sacrifice, and forging your own path, released on all platforms April 27th

Boys Like Girls Announce “Speaking Our Language Tour”

Boys Like Girls, the iconic pop rock band, today announce their North America “Speaking Our Language Tour,” presented by Emo Nite. The 30-date run, which kicks off on September 17, in Charlotte, NC, comes on heels of the release of “Blood and Sugar” (Fearless/Concord), the band’s first new song since 2012. Direct support for the entire tour will be State Champs, while Four Year Strong, 3OH!3, LOLO, The Summer Set, The Ready Set, and Max Bemis will also offer support at different shows. The much-anticipated North American run is being produced by Live Nation.

Tickets will be available starting with Citi and Artist presales (details below) beginning today. Additional presales will run throughout the week ahead of the general onsale beginning Friday, June 2 at 10 AM local time at LiveNation.com.

Citi is the official card of “The Speaking Our Language Tour.” Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets beginning today at 11 AM ET until Thursday, June 1 at 10 PM local time through the Citi Entertainment program. For complete presale details visit www.citientertainment.com. The Artist presale begins today at 12 PM ET until Thursday, June 1 at 10 PM local time.  

Boys Like Girls comeback has sparked excitement among fans and the general public. Prior to the song announce the band posted a nostalgic/reveal post on TikTok, garnering over 500k views in under 24-hours, showcasing the enduring popularity and anticipation surrounding the band’s return. On top of that, the news of “Blood and Sugar” was posted by Rolling StoneAlternative Press and many other places.

“Blood and Sugar” is just the beginning of what’s to come from Boys Like Girls. The band has confirmed that they have been working on new music and will be announcing more releases soon. 

Tour dates (all with State Champs as direct support)

17 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore+
18 – Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl+
19 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle+
21 – New Orleans, LA – The Fillmore New Orleans+
23 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution+
24 – Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues Orlando+
26 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater+
27 – Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center+
28 – Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory#
30 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren%

1 —  Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium&
2 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues Las Vegas&
4 – San Diego, CA – SOMA%
6 – San Francisco, CA – The Masonic†
8 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom†
10 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom†
11 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre†
13 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot†
14 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium†
16 – Minneapolis, MN –The Fillmore Minneapolis†
18 Madison, WI – The Sylvee†
19 –Chicago, IL – Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom@
21 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues Cleveland@
22 –Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit@
23 – Pittsburgh, PA – Roxian Theatre@
24 – Toronto, ON – HISTORY^
26 – Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall Fenway†
27 – New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom†
30 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore Philadelphia†
31 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore Silver Springs†

1 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz†

Keys for support:

+ – Four Years Strong and LOLO 
# –   Four Years Strong, LOLO, Max Bemis
% – 3OH!3, LOLO
& – 3OH!3, LOLO, The Ready Set
† – The Summer Set, LOLO
@ – The Summer Set, LOLO, Every Avenue
^The Summer Set, LOLO, SayWeCanFly


If it’s true what they say—that there’s something in the dirty water of Boston’s Charles River—then Boys Like Girls drank up.  Little else could explain the band’s meteoric rise after forming as teenagers in 2004. In the modern age a story like theirs is designed in boardrooms over speakerphone. The story of Boys Like Girls, however, was forged from the very beginning in the damp basements, garages, and VFW halls of the Massachusetts coastline over tattered lyric books, guitars, drums, and a collective dream. A half billion Spotify streams later it‘s clear this was a fairy tale in its first act, and the world was about to find out. 

What followed was the self-titled debut album Boys Like Girls [2006]—nearing Multi-Platinum RIAA certification—and its chart-topping successor “Love Drunk” [2009]—which bowed at #1 on the Top Rock Albums Chart and Top 10 on the Billboard 200. There were a slew of successful singles including Platinum-certified hits “The Great Escape” and “Love Drunk”, as well as Gold-certified hits “Hero/Heroine” and “Thunder”. There was the Platinum-certified, BMI award-winning Hot 100 duet with Taylor Swift, “Two Is Better Than One”.  There were sold-out shows, international tours, and unforgettable moments from Madison Square Garden to Europe, Asia, South America, and Australia.  But by 2012 lead singer and song-writer Martin Johnson was beginning to feel the universe pulling him into a new arena. 

Collaboration was nothing new to Johnson, but for the first time he began writing and producing music not intended for his own band.  What followed was another string of wild successes with hits from Taylor Swift, Ariana GrandeBlink-182Avril LavigneJason DeruloDaughtryChristina PerriGavin DegrawPentatonix, and more.  This—along with Johnson’s bandmates’ own successful musical endeavors—lead to a years-long hiatus for Boys Like Girls.  

In 2016 the band would return to the road for the 10th Anniversary tour of their debut record.  While fans across America were ecstatic for the reunion they’d been waiting for, internally it felt more like a farewell. “It was important to us to leave it all out there for the fans,” Johnson says.  “To really give them the ‘thank you’ they deserved.”  

In 2019 Boys Like Girls plotted another return to the road—this time to Australia and Asia. However, their plans would be delayed due to the global events of 2020.  After  making good on their promise to return in 2022 and punctuating the tour by playing both weekends at the lauded Las Vegas When We Were Young Festival, Boys Like Girls meant more than ever not only to the band’s members, but to the fans as well.  

It’s for this reason that Boys Like Girls has signed with Fearless/Concord Records and will release new music again for the first time in over 10 years. The band now works out of Johnson’s Nashville recording studio and has embraced a newfound sense of creative freedom rooted in the same energy that sparked their seminal output.

Chevelle And Three Days Grace Announce 2023 Co-Headline Tour Coming This Fall

Today, Chevelle and Three Days Grace announced their 2023 co-headline tour coming this fall featuring special guest Loathe. Produced by Live Nation, the 23-city tour kicks off on September 8 at Wind Creek Event Center in Bethlehem making stops across the U.S  in Chicago, Los Angeles, Atlanta and more before wrapping up in Boston at MGM Music Hall at Fenway on October 14.

TICKETS: Tickets will be available starting with Citi presale beginning Tuesday, May 30. Additional presales will run throughout the week ahead of the general onsale beginning Friday, June 2 at 10am local time at LiveNation.com


Fri Sep 08 – Bethlehem, PA – Wind Creek Event Center

Sat Sep 09 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater

Tue Sep 12 – Sterling Heights, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill

Wed Sep 13 – Chicago, IL – Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom

Tue Sep 14 – Huber Heights, OH – The Rose Music Center

Sun Sep 17 – Prior Lake, MN – Mystic Lake Showroom

Tue Sep 19 – Indianapolis, IN – TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park

Wed Sep 20 — St. Louis, MO – Saint Louis Music Park

Thu Sep 21 — Kansas City, MO — Starlight Theater

Sat Sep 23 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium

Sun Sep 24 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex

Tue Sep 26 – Nampa (Boise), ID – Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater

Thu Sep 28 – Airway Heights, WA – Northern Quest Resort & Casino – BECU Live

Fri Sep 29 – Ridgefield, WA – RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater

Mon Oct 02 – San Diego, CA – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre

Tue Oct 03 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium

Wed Oct 04 – Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Financial Theatre

Fri Oct 06 – The Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Sat Oct 07 – Durant, OK – Choctaw Grand Theater 

Tue Oct 10 – Nashville, TN – Nashville Municipal Auditorium

Wed Oct 11 – Atlanta, GA – Coca-Cola Roxy

Thu Oct 12 – Charlotte, NC – Skyla Credit Union Amphitheatre

Sat Oct 14 – Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall at Fenway


CHEVELLE is the understated musical powerhouse who have continually delivered rock anthems for the past 29 years. Holding their own as accomplished and steadfast talent to the genre. After almost three decades together, numerous releases, and countless world-wide tours, the outfit consisting of brothers Pete Loeffler [guitars, vocals] and Sam Loeffler [drums], have confidently sailed through decades of uncharted waters and have emerge with a collection of work that’s equally intricate and intimate.

As an award winning multiplatinum and gold record breaking Artist, this Chicago duo is unwavering across their 9 studio records, 9 number one hits, 17 songs reaching the top 10 charts, millions of records sold in the USA and world-wide. It’s all credit to their continuing dedication to be true to their craft, the genre and their fans. Chevelle’s last three Album releases, their 9th full length album, NIRATIAS, in early 2021, debut taking #1 on the rock chart and beating mainstream artists to take #9 on the Billboard top 200. La Gargola and The North Corridor both debuted #1 on the Billboard rock charts and #3 and #8 respectively, on the Billboard top 200 charts. With no signs of this Chicago alternative rock duo slowing down any time soon, their numerous chart-topping releases have certainly earned this band a place in American rock music history. Chevelle is currently working on their 10th studio release. “You don’t want to repeat yourself,” affirms Sam. “We want to seize something different with each song. Every record has to take on its own identity. As an artist, you have to progress and evolve.” As they continue to master their craft, Chevelle takes on the critics and proves time and time again that they are a force to be reckoned with. 


Since 2003, Three Days Grace has staked a spot amongst the hard rock vanguard, breaking records, toppling charts, moving millions of units worldwide In 2015, Human marked the group’s second straight #1 slot on the Billboard Top Hard Rock Albums Chart as well as their fourth consecutive debut in Top 20 of the Top 200. It spawned two #1 singles “Painkiller” and “I Am Machine,” signaling their 13th overall and 5th consecutive number ones on the U.S. Active Rock Radio chart. Moreover, the four-piece consistently averaged a staggering 3.9 million monthly listeners on Spotify—remaining one of the most listened to rock bands in the world. In 2012, Transit of Venus soared to the Top 5 of the Top 200 and garnered a nod for “Best Rock Album of the Year” at the Juno Awards. The seminal One-X [2006] notched an RIAA triple-platinum certification as Three Days Grace [2003] was minted platinum and Life Starts Now went gold. To date, their veritable arsenal of number one includes “Chalk Outline,” “The High Road,” “Misery Loves My Company,” “World So Cold,” “Good Life,” “Break,” “Never Too Late,” “Animal I Have Become,” “Pain,” “Just Like You,” and “Home.”

BLACK VEIL BRIDES & VILLE VALO Co-Headline Fall Tour Of U.S. & Canada

This fall, the classic season for dark and romantic music, BLACK VEIL BRIDES and VV (VILLE VALO) will co-headline a massive tour in select cities across North America. Presented by Hot Topic, the BVB & VV 2023 tour (featuring special guests DARK DIVINE) combines three unique bands who champion the heavy-hearted, hopeless, and broken with mixtures of high intensity and melody.

Produced by Live Nation, tickets to the tour will be available starting Tuesday, May 30 at 12 pm ET via presales with additional presales running throughout the week ahead of the general onsale beginning Friday, June 2 at 10 am local time on LiveNation.com. For more information on the presales visit BlackVeilBrides.net.

“We cannot wait to join forces with Ville Valo and give both of our audiences in North America an unforgettable experience each night,” says Black Veil Brides frontman Andy Biersack. “This run has been in the works for quite a while. We couldn’t be happier now that we can finally share the news. Ville is an icon. We have all been fans of his not only for his work in the hugely influential band HIM but as a torchbearer for an entire generation of rock fans and musicians.”

“There’s something tinnitus-inducingly romantic about the idea of being sandwiched nightly between Black Veil Brides and Dark Divine on this autumnal trek across North America,” muses Valo. “And imagining us explore the architecture of doom and gloom from three distinctly different musical perspectives has already made the bats in my belfry suitably ravenous.” 

Andy adds, “This tour is a dream come true and will be something special. Dark Divine is new to the scene but garnering a lot of attention quickly and rightfully so. They are hands down one of the best young bands out there, and we are certain the BVB Army and VV fans will love them.” 

Committed to uncompromising expression, with a foundation in hard rock tradition and rule-breaking iconoclasm, Black Veil Brides is a transcendent celebration of life-affirming power and anthemic catharsis. A gothic vision first summoned in a small town by an isolated kid fascinated with death, rock, theatricality, and monsters (both real and imagined), Black Veil Brides is now a postmodern heavy metal institution with a legion of like-minded fans and supporters worldwide. 

2021’s The Phantom Tomorrow produced BVB’s first Top 10 single, “Scarlet Cross.” Last year’s The Mourning EP offered similar success with “Saviour II,” joining a rich catalog that includes “Knives and Pens” (over 160 million views on YouTube), the certified gold “Fallen Angels,” and the recently certified platinum “In the End.” (It’s possible Black Veil Brides may even release another brand-new song in the not-too-distant future…) 

HIM, renowned as one of the most commercially successful Finnish bands of all time, has sold over ten million records. Ville Valo, the band’s frontman, released a series of beloved albums with HIM from 1997 through 2013, boasting influential modern goth-rock anthems like “Right Here in My Arms,” “Join Me in Death,” “Buried Alive by Love,” and “Rip Out the Wings of a Butterfly.” Declaring Neon Noir a perfect record for fans of HIM, Ghost, and Evanescence, Kerrang! wrote, “If you’ve been seduced in Mr. Valo’s musical twilight before, then you can now prepare to pulse in the glow of the heartagram once again.” In a VV cover story, Valo told the magazine, “It is a continuation of what I’ve done in the past and what might happen next.”

Hot Topic Presents BVB & VV 2023 Tour Dates:

Sept 10 – Louisville, KY – Paristown Hall

Sept 11 – Birmingham, AL – Avondale Brewing Company

Sept 12 – St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live

Sept 14 – Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues

Sept 15 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live!*

Sept 16 – Niagara Falls, NY – The Rapids Theater*

Sept 17 – Toronto, ON – HISTORY

Sept 19 – Montreal, QC – MTELUS

Sept 20 – Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom

Sept 22 – Wallingford, CT – Dome at Toyota Oakdale Theater

Sept 23 – Bethlehem, PA – Wind Creek Event Center

Sept 24 – Montclair, NJ – The Wellmont Theater

Sept 25 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount

Sept 27 – Grand Rapids, MI – GLC Live at 20 Monroe

Sept 28 – Gary, IN – Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana*

Sept 29 – Columbus, OH – KEMBA Live!*

Sept 30 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre

Oct 01 – Chesterfield, MO – The Factory

Oct 03 – Austin, TX – ACL Live

Oct 05 – Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Theater*

Oct 06 – Omaha, NE – Steelhouse Omaha

Oct 07 – Madison, WI – The Sylvee

Oct 09 – Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre

Oct 11 – Edmonton, AB – Edmonton Convention Centre

Oct 12 – Calgary, AB – Grey Eagle Event Centre

Oct 14 – Vancouver, BC – Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre

Oct 15 – Spokane, WA – The Podium

Oct 16 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre

Oct 18 – Garden City, ID – Revolution Concert House

Oct 19 – Wheatland, CA – Hard Rock Live

Oct 20 – Riverside, CA – Riverside Municipal Auditorium

*Not A Live Nation Date

ATREYU Announces Fall Canada Dates with Iron Maiden Plus Performances at Rocklahoma 2023 and Blue Ridge Rock Fest

Atreyu announces Canadian dates with Iron Maiden in Calgary on September 28 at Scotiabank Saddledome, Edmonton on September 30 at Rogers Place, and Vancouver on October 2 at Rogers Arena.

The band will perform at Rocklahoma 2023 and the Blue Ridge Rock Fest in the fall ahead of the Canada dates.

“Honored to share the stage again with such a legendary and incredibly entertaining band as Iron Maiden,” said Atreyu. “Atreyu has always been a high-energy band live, and with our forces combined it will be one hell of a show.”

Atreyu recently released The Hope of a Spark EP on April 21 via Spinefarm. The 4 tracks embody everything that the band has come to be, to mean, to represent, marking the beginning of the next chapter in the band’s story, with assorted pieces of an expansive puzzle still taking shape, form, and focus .

“The overarching concept is essentially about the seasons of life,” frontman, Brandon Saller explains. “Everyone goes through the same things, the ups, and downs of life. The emphasis really is the importance of at least respecting those, and finding the positives and the lessons from even your lowest moments.”

The new single, “God/Devil,” laments a loss of identity, self, and faith, a desperate cry for help from a higher power, when our greatest power is one we need to find within .

North American Tour Dates:

09/02 – Pyror, OK @ Rocklahoma 2023

09/07 – Alton, VA @ Blue Ridge Rock Festival

09/28 – Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome – purchase tickets

09/30 – Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place – purchase tickets

10/02 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena – purchase tickets

ATREYU ushered in a new movement in heavy music. Their music seamlessly intertwines with formative experiences for a diverse legion of dedicated listeners, many of whom started their own bands. They’ve broken into the Top 10 in the Billboard 200 more than once; two of their albums, The Curse and Lead Sails Paper Anchor, are certified gold with 2 million albums sold worldwide and an encompassing 600 million streams. Their most recent album, Baptize has clocked 65 million streams alongside a Top 10 at rock radio hit with “Warrior” featuring Travis Barker.

Where once the band was heralded as the early innovators of the nascent metalcore scene, their place in heavy music’s diverse and boundary-breaking scene has never felt more relevant, with inspirations of pop-punk, hardcore, thrash, ‘80s rock, and more melding into a unique and varied sound that has never felt more relevant than in today’s increasingly genreless world.

With a 20-year career and eight acclaimed albums in the rear-view mirror, ATREYU in 2023 is focused only on the present and the future, and a mission to continue shaping and defining the rock and metal scene, just as they have always done since their emergence from Huntington Beach in Southern California.

Frontman Brandon Saller, guitarists Dan Jacobs and Travis Miguel, bassist Porter McKnight and drummer Kyle Rosa are one of the most respected names and potent forces in heavy music, and their live show is one of the most heralded on the touring circuit.

Loose Sutures trio’s “Sado Sex for Dummies” new LP out via Electric Valley Rec. with Nick Oliveri & Alain Johannes as guests

Fuzzy stoner/garage punk group Loose Sutures has released their third record, Sado Sex for Dummies, today (26 May) via Electric Valley Records. The Sardinian act’s first studio outing as a trio, the album features a couple of other guests, including the heavy rock royalties Nick Oliveri and Alain Johannes.

States Loose Sutures:
“‘Sado Sex for Dummies’ is the ultimate guide for all the pervs across the globe! On this sticky tour, you’ll find all you need: how to escape from a party gone wrong and survive a spell to your bone, chronicles from a highway shooter, valentines from Lucifer, and so much more. So whip out the whips and let’s welcome violence!”

Sado Sex for Dummies has physically appeared on three editions of vinyl (Black, White, and Ultra LTD “Sado Edition”); ORDER at Label’s BANDCAMP (Digital & Vinyl) or the label’s WEBSTORE. (Currently, only the Black edition is available).

Assembled in 2019 by four roughnecks, Loose Sutures plays classic ’70s riffs with a pinch of modern punk attitude, conjuring a blend of stoner and garage energy and displaying an abundance of evil beats, venomous fuzzes, and raunchy lyrics. Loose Sutures’ music has been praised by fans and critics for evoking a dark and seductive atmosphere reminiscent of cult exploitation movies.

Depicting killer profiles and kinky love stories, the Sardinian group presented their self-titled debut LP in March 2020 via Electric Valley Records. They followed it up with the sophomore album, A Gash with Sharp Teeth and Other Tales, the following year via Electric Valley Records; it later saw a Japanese edition in the Spring of 2022. Introducing the newly recruited Giuseppe Hussain (who replaced Gianpaolo Cherchi, guitars/vocals), the album is “a journey delving into lust with filthy guitars, stoned rhythms, and creepy voices escorting you deep inside the sticky core of what you fear yet desire at the same time.”

Loose Sutures again encountered a lineup change in 2022 when Giuseppe Hussain left the band, leaving the band to operate as a trio. It was a setback, but they refused to let it hold them back. Longtime fellow Marco “Grey” Manca joined to take care of the role of Giuseppe on the “High Heeled Barbarians Tour” around Europe the same year.

Sado Sex for Dummies, as the name hints, is a complete handbook to satisfy the needs of the pervs, sadists, and killers out there. An invitation to indulge in fuzz-drenched, punk-‘n-roll violence, this third record from Loose Sutures has no shortage of lurid stories. While there is a touch of evolution, the album has not strayed too far from the band’s established hard, fast, and crude sound. To add more spice to some songs, the album features some guest musicians, including the legendary Nick Oliveri and Alain Johannes

Get ready to be taken on a frenzied ride into the depths of your darkest desires.

Track Listing:
1. Highway Shooter
2. Another Hell
3. Sadism and Gallows
4. White Line
5. Kinky Katy (feat. Alain Johannes)
6. He’s My Friend (feat. Nick Oliveri)
7. Cowbell From Hell
8. Black Star Flashing

Album Credits:
— Band Lineup —
Antonio Pilo – Guitars/Vocals
Marcello Meridda – Bass/Percussions
Marco Angius – Drums/Vocals

— Guests —
Marco Manca played guitars on “White Line,” “Black Star Flashing,” and “He’s My Friend.”
Nick Oliveri contributed vocals on “He’s My Friend.”
Alain Johannes played guitar on “Kinky Katy.”
Fabio Demontis played organ on “White Line.”