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System Of A Down To Headline Sick New World 2024 With Slipknot And Bring Me The Horizon Joining The Juggernaut Lineup

Following a meteorically successful inaugural year, Sick New World is set to return to the Las Vegas Festival Grounds April 27, 2024 with an enormous collection of the world’s biggest hard rock, alternative, and up and coming artists. With a closing performance from returning headliner System Of A Down, this colossal lineup features over 65 artists across five stages, including Slipknot, Bring Me The Horizon, A Perfect CircleAlice In ChainsDanny ElfmanBad OmensSleep TokenKnocked Loose, and many more.

Fans can sign up now for the festival SMS list at SickNewWorldFest.com to receive an access code for the presale that will begin Friday, October 13 at 10AM PT. Any remaining tickets following the presale will go on sale to the general public on Friday, October 13 at 2PM PT. GA, GA+, VIP, and VIP Cabana Tickets will be available, with layaway payment plans starting at $19.99 down.

VIP packages include preferred viewing areas, charging stations, a dedicated entry lane at the festival entrance, air-conditioned restrooms, and more. VIP Cabanas are available with exclusive viewing areas, featuring VIP service including food vouchers and select complimentary beverages, expedited entry and more. Sick New World has partnered with Jampack to offer hotel and ticket packages with exclusive amenities, including discount rates on select Las Vegas hotels. For the full list of available tickets, packages, and the amenities included in each, please visit SickNewWorldFest.com.

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Bad Omens Release New “Just Pretend” Official Music Video

Announce Forthcoming Comic Book Series “Concrete Jungle” via Sumerian Records

Los Angeles-based rock sensation Bad Omens have today released the eagerly anticipated music video for their smash hit, “Just Pretend” (via Sumerian Records). The music video was directed by Erik Rojas (Chase Atlantic, Jessie J, Waterparks) and based on a story written by vocalist Noah Sebastian. The track itself has taken a life of its own, peaking at #1 on Active Rock radio while currently in the top 10 on Alt radio, and has amassed over 135 million streams and counting. Watch the official music video below.

The band also recently unveiled their new comic book series “Concrete Jungle” (via Sumerian Comics). Co-written by Noah Sebastian and Kevin Roditeli (“Freak Show”) and illustrated by Nicola Izzo, the four-issue monthly series will be available for purchase in stores beginning September 6. Be sure to keep an eye out for limited edition bundles later in the year and for further information, please click here.

Bad Omens slither through boundaries, only to ultimately choke convention in the process. The quartet—Noah Sebastian (vocals), Joakim “Jolly” Karlsson (guitar), Nick Ruffilo (bass), and Nick Folio (drums)—materialize with ghostly atmospherics, striking hooks, and the tingles of sensual high-register harmonies uplifted by cinematic production. Racking up over 250M worldwide streams to date and earning acclaim, the band presents an uncompromising and undeniable vision on their third full-length album, ‘THE DEATH OF PEACE OF MIND’ (Sumerian Records).

“Making the record changed us as songwriters and musicians. In many ways, I feel like it set me free as an artist because every decision made in the writing process was for myself, with no fear for anyone else’s expectations of what our third album should sound like. Be it our fans or our record label.”

Bad Omens Announces CONCRETE FOREVER North American Fall Headlining Tour with ERRA + I See Stars

If you have missed out on seeing Bad Omens‘s live show, now’s your chance! The Los Angeles-based rock sensation has today announced their North American headliner, the CONCRETE FOREVER tour with support from ERRA and I See Stars. Artist presale starts tomorrow, Tuesday, April 4 at 10 am local through Thursday, April 6 at 10 pm local, and tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, April 7 at 10 am local. The headliner will also have a separate, limited availability of VIP upgrades which will go on sale this Friday, April 7 at 10 am local. Having swiftly sold out their previous North American and EU/UK headliners as well as their Knotfest sideshow Australia headline dates, these tickets are sure to go quickly so get them while you can at the link here.

CONCRETE FOREVER North American Headliner Dates

September 1 – Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center

September 2 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater

September 4 – New Orleans, LA @ Joy Theater

September 5 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live

September 6 – Orlando, FL @ House of Blues

September 8 – Atlanta, GA @ Coca-Cola Roxy

September 9 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works

September 12 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5

September 13 – Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall

September 14 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE

September 15 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore

September 16 – Boston, MA @ Roadrunner

September 18 – Montreal, QC @ MTELUS

September 19 – Toronto, ON @ Rebel

September 21 – Chicago, IL @ The Salt Shed

September 24 – TBA

September 26 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Eagles Ballroom

September 27 – Minneapolis, MN @ Myth Live

September 29 – TBA

September 30 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Union

October 2 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom

October 3 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre

October 4 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo

October 8 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium

October 9 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Theater at Virgin Hotels

October 10 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre

October 11 – Albuquerque, NM @ Revel

October 13 – Dallas, TX @ The Factory in Deep Ellum

Fall Festival Dates

September 10 – Alton, VA @ Blue Ridge Rock Festival

September 22 – Louisville, KY @ Louder Than Life

October 6 – Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock

Bad Omens slither through boundaries, only to ultimately choke convention in the process. The quartet—Noah Sebastian (vocals), Joakim “Jolly” Karlsson (guitar), Nick Ruffilo (bass), and Nick Folio (drums)—materialize with ghostly atmospherics, striking hooks, and the tingles of sensual high-register harmonies uplifted by cinematic production. Racking up over 250M worldwide streams to date and earning acclaim, the band presents an uncompromising and undeniable vision on their third full-length album, ‘THE DEATH OF PEACE OF MIND’ (Sumerian Records).

“Making the record changed us as songwriters and musicians. In many ways, I feel like it set me free as an artist because every decision made in the writing process was for myself, with no fear for anyone else’s expectations of what our third album should sound like. Be it our fans or our record label.”

They’ve always wielded this level of magic though…

The group’s 2016 self-titled debut, ‘Bad Omens’, yielded fan favorites such as “Glass Houses” and “The Worst In Me” which eclipsed 35 million Spotify streams. On its heels, 2019’s ‘Finding God Before God Finds Me’ spawned “Dethrone” (23 million Spotify streams) and “Careful What You Wish For”. Along the way, they toured with numerous marquee acts and received tastemaker praise. 

After their first headline tour was canceled mid-way at the top of the global pandemic, the band found themselves at home in Los Angeles with plenty of time. Where they absorbed and imparted a different palette of unexpected inspirations. Channeling what the frontman describes at times as a “cursive sound” they embraced newfound confidence and boundlessly loose creativity. Anything went in the studio, and all “rules” were broken. Noah and Jolly wrote, produced, and engineered the music themselves while GRAMMY® Award-nominated producer and songwriter Zakk Cervini (Halsey, Grimes, Poppy, blink-182) lent his talents with the mix and master. Challenging himself, Noah decided to “make a track sampling items around the house, none of which were musical instruments”. 

This ultimately became the framework for the first single “THE DEATH OF PEACE OF MIND”. Claps puncture the icy soundscape as his voice stretches from a breathy moan into an evocative and entrancing hook, breaking from a whisper into the seductive chant, “It wasn’t hard to realize. Love’s the death of peace of mind.” It culminates on a climactic scream uplifted by a distorted crunch.

“The whole record really details the loss of peace of mind,” he explains. “The lyrics in the title track are a little more specific in terms of the conflict at the heart of something more intimate and personal.”

By speaking it aloud, Bad Omens offer a level of comfort and empathy, with a sinister shroud. At the same time, they also give rock music a sexy new shape on THE DEATH OF PEACE OF MIND’.

“Sonically, we want to do something you can’t arrive late or early too,” he leaves off. “You can’t cheat your way to the final act. You have to get on the ride and process it until the end. The songs are meant to be heard from start to finish. We want you to take the whole trip with us.”



Track Listing:


2. Nowhere To Go

3. Take Me First


5. What It Cost

6. Like A Villain

7. bad decisions

8. Just Pretend

9. The Grey

10. Who are you?

11. Somebody else.

12. IDWT$

13. What do you want from me?


15. Miracle

Bad Omens Announce New US Shows + Festival Dates Starting May 2023

Having wrapped up their sold-out headlining North American tour and currently on the road on their similarly sold-out EU/UK headliner, Bad Omens are back at it again announcing a slew of shows and festival dates across the US. Fans can catch them hitting the stage beginning in May with show support from Erra and Invent Animate. Dates can be found below with artist pre-sale beginning Tuesday 2/14 at 10 am CST through Thursday 2/16 (for 48 hours only), and tickets going on sale to the general public this Friday 2/17 at 10 am CST. Tickets won’t last long so get yours at the link here and don’t miss your chance to see Bad Omens in action as these are sure to go fast.

In addition to today’s news, the band have also sold out their first-ever Knotfest sideshow Australian headline dates and announced 4 venue upgrades in Europe to accommodate demand, all the while with their sensational viral track Just Pretend currently as a Top 5 hit at rock radio in the States.

Bad Omens – Upcoming US Dates

May 4 – Greenwood Village, CO @ 107.9 KBPI Birthday Bash

May 6 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Bamboozle Fest

May 12 – Oklahoma City, OK @ 100.5 KATT’s KATTFEST

May 17 – Birmingham, AL @ Iron City

May 18 – Chattanooga, TN @ The Signal

May 19 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel

May 21 – Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues

May 23 – Raleigh, NC @ Ritz Raleigh

May 25 – Columbus, OH @ Sonic Temple

May 26 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Intersection

May 27 – St Louis, MO @ 105.7 KPNT The Point’s Pointfest

May 28 – Fort Wayne, IN @ Clyde’s

May 30 – Des Moines, IA @ Horizon Event Centre

June 1 – Omaha, NE @ The Admiral

June 2 – Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theatre

June 3 – Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall

June 4 – Wichita, KS @ Cotillion Ballroom

Bad Omens Announce Livestream Events of Both Sold-Out NYC Shows

Los Angeles-based rock sensation Bad Omens‘ North American headliner ‘A TOUR OF THE CONCRETE JUNGLE’ is entirely sold-out, and the band has today announced two livestream events of their Irving Plaza, NYC shows on Sunday, December 11 and Monday, December 12 (live event only). Both livestream events will also feature sets from Thousand Below, Make Them Suffer, and Dayseeker. Single-night tickets are available for $14.99 and two-night tickets for $24.99. Click here or the image below to secure your tickets now.

Leading up to today, the band’s smash-hit track Just Pretend has been climbing the charts, claiming coveted spots including #1 on the iTunes Metal chart, #3 on the iTunes Rock chart, #6 on Spotify’s Viral 50 – US chart plus breaking through TikTok’s Top 50 viral trending songs, all the while being the fourth biggest streaming song at rock radio and amassing nearly 16 million Spotify streams and counting.

Bad Omens Presents “A Tour Of The Concrete Jungle” North American Headlining Tour

Los Angeles-based rock sensation Bad Omens have today announced their highly-anticipated North American headlining tour, A Tour Of The Concrete Jungle feat. DayseekerMake Them Suffer, and Thousand Below. The band has also released their new cinematic music video for the upcoming tour’s titular track CONCRETE JUNGLE, taken from their phenomenal new album ‘THE DEATH OF PEACE OF MIND’ (out via Sumerian Records). Artist and Spotify pre-sales begin today at 12 PM ET/9 AM PT with tickets going on sale to the general public this Friday, 8/26 at 10 AM local time. Many of Bad Omens‘ previously announced UK/EU headlining dates have been upgraded due to high demand and are already sold out, so be sure to get your tickets at the link here before it’s too late. 

A Tour Of The Concrete Jungle – North American Dates

November 3 – Charlotte, NC @ The Underground

November 4 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Heaven)

November 5 – Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum

November 7 – Houston, TX @ Rise Rooftop

November 8 – Dallas, TX @ South Side Music Hall

November 10 – Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theater

November 12 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues

November 13 – Roseville, CA @ Goldfields

November 15 – Portland, OR @ Bossanova Ballroom

November 16 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon

November 18 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex

November 20 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall

November 22 – Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze

November 23 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave II

November 25 – Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall

November 26 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues

November 27 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall

November 29 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts

November 30 – Nashville, TN @ Brooklyn Bowl

December 2 – TBA

December 3 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Roxian Theater

December 4 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall

December 6 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer

December 7 – Montreal, QC @ Club Soda

December 9 – Worcester, MA @ Palladium (Downstairs)

December 10 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live

December 11 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza



American metalcore band Underoath is currently wrapping up their Voyeurist North American tour, where they are supported by Spiritbox, Bad Omens and Stray From The Path. On March 20th they stopped in Starland Ballroom which is in South New Jersey town Sayreville.

Written by Andris Jansons

Voyeurist tour is about to come to the end with few shows left. And while the bands have been touring already since February 18th, they did not show any signs of fatigue. Actually, on contrary, all bands were performing with extreme energy.

First one on this night were Long Island natives Stray From The Path. While bands musical style can be interpreted in many ways, I really got that hardcore punk feeling listening to their songs, their onstage persona and lyrics. While they opened set with The House Always Wins, it was the second song Outbreak that made me think “Well, this is punk rock!”. You know, whenever you hear “Fuck The System” said repeatedly, you make no mistake.

What can I say? The band was simply amazing, and full of energy. Vocalist Andrew Dijorio was all over the stage, delivering powerful social messages with poise and passion. The band performed variety music from their ten studio albums, and also played their latest single Guillotine.

Photo by Andris Jansons

See full photo gallery from Stray From The Path performance here.

Next came American metalcore band Bad Omens. Band just released their new album The Death Of Piece Of Mind. You can read about it here. All first songs from their set were from the new record – The Death Of Peace Of Mind, Artificial Suicide (bands vocalist Noah Sebastian wore a mask while performing it), Like A Villain and What Do You Want From Me?. Rest of the songs were taken from their second studio album Finding God Before God Finds Me.

It was not my first time seeing Bad Omens live. They never disappoint. High energy performance is what you can expect from them every time. Bad Omens are poised for a success as their newest album has reached 11th position on Billboard Top Hard Rock Albums. After finishing tour with Underoath, Bad Omens will continue to tour with In This Moment.

Photo by Andris Jansons

See full photo gallery from Bad Omens performance here.

Bad Omens were followed by a Canadian sensation Spiritbox. Band released their debut album Eternal Blue in September of 2021, and instantly gained good reviews. Band is widely considered as metalcore. They opened the set with Rule Of Nines, standalone single not included in their debut album or any preceded EP’s. There was one more single like that called Blessed Be, while other songs from set were from Eternal Blue.

Bands vocalist Courtney LaPlante was beautifully transitioning her voice from melodic singing to a growl, while her husband Mike Stringer was shredding on the guitar. On the song Holy Roller she was joined by none other than Will Ramos from Lorna Shore. Needless to say, that this collaboration received very loud and positive reaction from the fans. Band wrapped up their set with title song Eternal Blue.

Photo by Andris Jansons

See full photo gallery from Spiritbox performance here.

Underoath performance was preceded by a masked man delivering a message to the audience. With his mask being illuminated as electronic human face, he asked audience to raise hands and fell the atmosphere and this specific time and place. As soon as the man delivered his message and disappeared into the darkness, Underoath stormed the stage under the pulsating lights and exploded with Damn Excuses, the song from their latest album Voyeurist. They followed with Breathing in a New Mentality and On My Teeth. Their set consisted with representation of the most of their albums while leaving out their earliest ones.

Photo by Andris Jansons

See full photo gallery from Underoath performance here.

With Underoath hard hitting style is hard to imagine that they did not use a single profanity in any of their songs, until that happy day when we first heard On My Teeth. While it was understood concept for a band that has been strongly labeled as a Christian band, though band themselves are distancing themselves from that label.

Vocalist Spencer Chamberlain delivered in your face aggressive performance, while bands guitarists played so close to the edge of the stage that any fan could easily reach out to them. Christopher Dudley was trying not to get lost between all the instruments that he is in charge of playing, and he did not miss a beat while doing all that with an extreme level of energy. And that was exactly the feeling you got, no matter where you stood, right by the stage or further away, full onslaught of in-your-face aggressiveness and energy. Absolutely astonishing performance!

Bad Omens Drop New Single and Visual Stream “The Grey”

Los Angeles-based rock sensation Bad Omens has released their stunning visual stream for “The Grey”. The song is from the band’s forthcoming album ‘THE DEATH OF PEACE OF MIND‘ out next Friday, February 25 (via Sumerian Records). Prior to today’s release, Bad Omens have shared music videos for the album title track “THE DEATH OF PEACE OF MIND“, “ARTIFICIAL SUICIDE” and most recently “Like A Villain” which combined have clocked up 3.8 million views on YouTube, and the single releases (also including “What do you want from me?” and “Like A Villain“) have totaled over 16 million streams and counting across platforms. Watch “The Grey” here or at the link below and pre-order ‘THE DEATH OF PEACE OF MIND‘ here.

Fans also have their chance to see Bad Omens hit the stage on the Voyeurist North American Tour with Underoath, Spiritbox, and Stray From The Path. For ticket information, please click here.

Bad Omens Release New Single + Visual Stream”Like A Villain”

Los Angeles-based rock sensation Bad Omens have dropped their latest track “Like A Villain”. The song (which premiered yesterday on SiriusXM Octane) is the latest release from the band’s forthcoming album, ‘THE DEATH OF PEACE OF MIND’, out on Friday, February 25 (via Sumerian Records). Bad Omens have previously released the album title track “THE DEATH OF PEACE OF MIND” plus the double-single “What do you want from me?” and “ARTIFICIAL SUICIDE”, which combined have totaled over 6.2 million streams on Spotify and counting. Watch the visual stream for “Like A Villain” here or at the link below and pre-order ‘THE DEATH OF PEACE OF MIND’