MUSIC, New Releases

KARMA TO BURN: Instrumental Stoner Rock Legends Announce 2015 North American Tour Dates

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West Virginia instrumental stoner rock legends, KARMA TO BURN, will bring their bong-ripping riffery and glassy-eyed grooves to the stage next month on a mammoth live expedition. Scheduled to launch on January 7th, 2015 in Ohio, the band will crumble thirty-three stages across the US and Canada, coming to a close in their home state on February 13th, 2015. The band will be joined by special guests, Canadian riff rockers, Sierra. In the meantime, turn up and tune out to the sounds of KARMA TO BURN deafening London earlier this year. The show is downloadable for a limited time at THIS LOCATION.

KARMA TO BURN — guitarist Will Mecum, bassist Rob Halkett and drummer Evan Devine — will be touring in support of their Arch Stanton long player. Unleashed in Europe this Summer via Switzerland-based Faba Records, Arch Stanton is the band’s sixth studio album and third since reforming following their seven-year hiatus in 2009. Reminiscent of their now iconic Wild Wonderful Purgatory and Almost Heathen offerings, on Arch Stanton, KARMA TO BURN channels the true spirit of the riff rock ritual with seven monumental new shredders and “23,” a classic number never before heard, re-recorded for the first time ever. Reaping widespread media adoration, The Sludgelord calls the Arch Stanton, “a thrilling and explosive ride,” furthering that, “it firmly puts KARMA TO BURN at the forefront of instrumental stoner rock. On this form, no one comes even close.” New Noise Magazine boasts, “The riffs on this album are absolutely jaw-dropping,” while This Is Not A Scene contends, “if each of the eight tracks on here don’t have you nodding your head, or at least tapping your feet, then you may actually be dead.” Adds The Signal, “Throughout the record, volcanic riffs… surge and snap over winding, propulsive bass in sinister, darkened tones. Cymbals crash and fall in a savage dance around the pounding rhythms. Each instrument comes together for smoldering jam after smoldering jam…KARMA TO BURN re-proves their competency as a meat and potatoes stoner metal band.”



1/07/2015 Ripper’s Rock House – Akron, OH

10/8/2015 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA

1/09/2015 31st Street Pub – Pittsburgh, PA

1/10/2015 Hard Luck Bar – Toronto, ON

1/11/2015 Casa Del Popolo – Montreal, QC

1/12/2015 Higher Ground – Burlington, VT

1/13/2015 Geno’s Rock Club – Portland, ME

1/14/2015 TT the Bear’s – Cambridge, MA

1/15/2015 The Shaskeen – Manchester, NH

1/16/2015 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY

1/18/2015 Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD

1/19/2015 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA

1/20/2015 Pour House Music Hall – Raleigh, NC

1/21/2015 The Earl = East Atlanta, GA

1/22/2015 Siberia – New Orleans, LA

1/23/2015 Mangos – Houston, TX

1/24/2015 Mohawk – Austin, TX

1/25/2015 Double Wide – Dallas, TX

1/27/2015 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM

1/28/2015 The Nile Theater – Mesa, AZ

1/30/2015 Loaded – Hollywood, CA

1/31/2015 Bottom of the Hill – San Francisco, CA

2/01/2015 Starlite Lounge – Sacramento, CA

2/03/2015 El Corazon – Seattle, WA

2/04/2015 Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC

2/06/2015 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR

2/07/2015 The Shredder – Boise, ID

2/08/2015 Area 51 – Salt Lake City, UT

2/09/2015 Lost Lake Lounge – Denver, CO

2/10/2015 Replay Lounge – Lawrence, KS

2/11/2015 Fubar – St Louis, MO

2/12/2015 Red Line Tap – Chicago, IL

2/13/2015 123 Pleasant Street – Morgantown, WV

In conjunction with band’s tour kick off, KARMA TO BURN‘s Arch Stanton will see official North American release via Faba Records on January 7th, 2014



LO-PAN: Ohio Volume Squad Announces US Tour With Black Cobra

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Ohio volume squad, LO-PAN, is readying to take to the streets again on a mammoth live excursion alongside San Francisco’s Black Cobra. The journey will commence in Phoenix  on August 18th and wind through nearly three dozen cities, coming to a close in Oakland on October 2nd.


Comments the band, “LO-PAN is proud to be doing our part to support the oil and gas industry of America! Land of the Free home of the Brave. Seriously though anyone have an unlimited gas card they want to donate to our mission from god? Also, Black Cobra rules and we are very excited to support them on this trek.”


The tour comes in advance of the band’s forthcoming full-length, Colossus. Named for the Colossus of Rhodes – a ninety-six-foot statue of the Greek titan-god of the sun, Helios, constructed in 280 BC to mark a failed siege and the indomitable nature of the Greek city of Rhodes itself – LO-PAN‘s fourth opus serves as their most personal manifestation to date and a true testament to their evolution as a band. Having road-tested songs like “Eastern Seas” and the title track for over a year, and partnering with producer/engineer Andrew Schneider (Unsane, Rosetta, East Of The Wall et al) at his Translator Audio studio in Brooklyn, the Columbus four-piece knew exactly what they wanted out of this recording. They belted out songs that reveal just how much they’ve moved beyond their influences to arrive at their own sound – a style built on aggression without caricature, fuzz without cliché, melody without redundancy and their meanest groove to date.

LO-PAN US w/ Black Cobra:
8/28/2014 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
8/29/2014 Sister – Albuquerque, NM
8/30/2014 Conservatory – Oklahoma City, OK
8/31/2014 Doublewide – Dallas, TX
9/02/2014 Red 7 – Austin, TX
9/03/2014 Fitzgeralds – Houston, TX
9/04/2014 Siberia – New Orleans, LA
9/05/2014 Handlebar – Pensacola, FL
9/06/2014 Orpheum – Tampa, FL
9/07/2014 Gramps – Miami, FL
9/08/2014 Back Booth – Orlando, FL
9/09/2014 529 – Atlanta, GA
9/10/2014 The Mothlight – Asheville, NC
9/11/2014 Chop Shop – Charlotte, NC
9/12/2014 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
9/13/2014 The Pinch – Washington, DC
9/14/2014 Dusk – Providence, RI
9/15/2014 Nectars – Burlington, VT
9/16/2014 TT The Bears – Boston, MA
9/17/2014 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
9/18/2014 Saint Vitus – New York, NY
9/19/2014 Lost Horizon – Syracuse, NY
9/20/2014 Bug Jar – Rochester, NY
9/22/2014 Howlers – Pittsburgh, PA
9/23/2014 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL
9/24/2014 7th St Entry – Minneapolis, MN
9/26/2014 Replay – Lawrence, KS
9/27/2014 Lost Lake Lounge - Denver, CO
9/28/2014 Burt’s Tiki Bar – Salt Lake City, UT
9/29/2014 Dive Bar – Las Vegas, NV
10/01/2014 The Garage – Ventura, CA
10/02/2014 New Parish – Oakland, CA


Colossus will be released via Small Stone October 7th, 2014. Further details including track teasers and preorder links to be announced in the coming weeks.


“With enough stoner rock goodness to destroy bridges and skyscrapers alike, LO-PAN show that they are one of several absolutely essential rock outfits working today and a major force to be reckoned with.” – Sputnik Music


The Fifth Return To Action

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The Fifth


Carolina hard rockers The Fifth are set to hit the boards once again with upcoming live shows in Raleigh, NC and Pekin, IL, doing photo shoots, adding a new band member, writing and demoing new music and just preparing to take the latter part of 2014 by the balls.
“While our bass player, Franko, has been overseas we’ve taken advantage of the time to work on new material and find the perfect drummer that fits with The Fifth,” says frontman Roy Cathey. “Welcoming Darius Rose into the fold has really given us a sense of stability and dedication we’ve been needing.  Guitarist, Icky Jim and myself also made an appearance last year at the 2013 Skullfest in N.Platte, Nebraska playing an acoustic set of material from The Fifth, Cold Sweat and Gibraltar (Cathey’s pre-Cold Sweat hard rock outfit). This gave us a chance to reconnect with the melodic rock audience that may still remember me from my Cold Sweat days.
The band’s new material leans in a heavier direction while still keeping it’s melodic sensibilities. “When we added Franko to the band after recording ‘Confessions of Man’ so many new doors were opened musically and allowed Icky and myself to really stretch ourselves,” states Roy. “With a bass player influenced by Geezer Butler, Steve Harris and Cliff Burton it’s going to change your sound and we feel it’s for the better. We’ve yet to even come close to reaching our potential. It’s very exciting.”.
On the live front, The Fifth has upcoming shows on November 1 at The Deep South in Raleigh, NC, the Rock N’ Skull Festival in Pekin, IL on November 15 (alongside Black N’ Blue, Tuff, Babylon AD and others) and on December 5 at The Lincoln Theater in Raleigh with Rubicon Cross.

MUSIC, New Releases, NEWS


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(NEW YORK, NY) – Multi-platinum selling rock act TESLA have debuted an all new video for their latest single ”So Divine…” today exclusively via

TESLA released an all new LP titled SIMPLICITY on June 10th, 2014 via Tesla Electric Company Recording’s arrangement with Entertainment One Music and Distribution.

Simplicity has seen quite the onslaught of critical praise, “Tesla do what Aerosmith used to be king at and fail to do now: produce perfectly biting, raucous hard rock,” says Goldmine Magazine and Blabbermouth states: “TESLA 2014 admirably sounds like themselves a quarter of a century ago and that’s remarkable. Moreover, they sound better in this cruder, more untreated state.”

Concerts, Galleries

Corrosion of Conformity at The Pour House Music Hall – Raleigh, NC

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Concerts, Galleries

Spirit Caravan at The Pour House

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New Releases, NEWS

NAPALM DEATH Release special Roadburn festival EP and charity Cardiacs cover-download

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NAPALM DEATH Release special Roadburn festival EP and charity Cardiacs cover-download!

After a successful run of dates all across Europe including shows with Hatebreed and The Exploited, Grindcore legends NAPALM DEATH are proud to announce 2 very special projects that have been in the works recently.


First of all and as of today, NAPALM DEATH are launching a special cover song of the track “”To Go Off And Things” by the Cardiacs via their bandcamp site as charity download.


NAPALM DEATH’s bass-player Shane Embury checked in to comment as follows: “Since I was blessed with being introduced to CARDIACS way back in 1986 they have been one of my favorite bands of all time! Getting to meet and become friends with Tim Smith, the musical genius behind it all, over the years was an added bonus. Tim always struck me as a person with a massive heart, who had a very pure and innocent view of the world in which we live in - something i totally related to, as the world can be a dark place – he radiated happiness. We shared many fun and elaborate conversations after CARDIACS shows in the early 90′s and I loved every minute of every conversation with him. I could go on and on for hours about how amazing his music is and the immense influence it has had on my life but suffice to say this cover of “To Go Off And Things” that we have recorded is in tribute to the brilliance that is Tim Smith – it is the least we can do for a man who has given us so much.

Tim has unfortunately been severely unwell for a few years now and we hope with this recording made available to everyone for download on our bandcamp site for only £1 (you can pay more if your heart so desires!) we can help raise some money to go towards Tim’s rehabilitation! We hope you like our version of the song and find it in your heart to donate something towards such a worthy cause…Thanks for taking the time to read this.”

Metal Hammer UK’s Dom Lawson penned the following writing to enhance the launch:


“Cardiacs. The greatest band that ever walked the Earth. The greatest sound that ever entered my ears. The greatest. Ever. Now and forever.


For those who know about Cardiacs, nothing further needs to be said. For those who don’t? Well, what a glorious world of life-affirming and miraculous music awaits you. Even though chief Cardiac and undisputed Lord Of All Genius And Musical Splendour – the inimitable Tim Smith – has been severely unwell for a number of years, the music he wrote and performed with Cardiacs remains as vital and vibrant as ever. It’s all brilliant. Every last note. It will make you smile, laugh, dance, cry, explode with joy and wonder and magic and glory. And greatness. Always greatness. Great.


NAPALM DEATH are another one of the greatest bands ever to walk the Earth, but even they know that Cardiacs are the greatest of them all. Hence this cranium-decimating cover of one of Tim Smith’s spikiest and snottiest creations, To Go Off And Things, recorded in tribute to the man (and the band) but also as a humble gesture to raise funds for Tim’s ongoing rehabilitation. Not just because the world would be an immeasurably better place if he was able to make some MORE amazing music – but also because Tim has earned our love and respect. Worthy of laudation. The greatest. Ever.


Listen to NAPALM DEATH’s version of ‘To Go Off And Things’. Then go and listen to every Cardiacs song ever recorded. And then go and listen to every NAPALM DEATH song ever recorded. Go off and things. Listen. To the greatest band that ever walked the Earth. Ever.


Now and forever. Cardiacs. Always. The greatest.”


Head over to support this good cause and purchase/donate (£1 or more at own choice!)the cover song here:


In other news, NAPALM DEATH are pleased to announce the release of a limited and exclusive vinyl 12″ EP entitled “Our Pain Is Their Power” to commemorate their very special Roadburn Festival appearance on April 10th. Here is the press release from Roadburn Festival about it:


The Roadburn only vinyl releases have become a tradition over the last few years. Proceedings started in 2012 with the Voivod – Live At Roadburn 2011 LP and the Ulver Roadburn EP, followed last year by Dread Sovereign’s ‘Pray To The Devil In Man’ EP and the Godflesh live Streetcleaner set. This year is no exception, and we once more present a special release for you: In conjunction with the special live set concentrating on the slower, painful, dirgy elements of NAPALM DEATH at this year’s festival, we will release NAPALM DEATH’s “Our Pain Is Their Power” EP to commemorate their appearance at Roadburn 2014 on Thursday, April 10th

NAPALM DEATH’s “Our Pain Is Their Power” EP collects those slower tracks that drip with sonic anguish from the last few albums onto one EP in a one-time run of 500 copies, to be sold at the Roadburn Festival 2014.

The tracklist is as follows: 

Side A:
1. Persona Non Grata
2. Smear Campaign
3. Atheist Runt

Side B:
1. Morale
2. Our Pain Is Their Powe
3. Weltschmerz (Extended Apocalyptic Power)

More details can be found here:

NAPALM DEATH vocalist Mark ‘Barney’ Greenway checked in as follows about the release: “I think it’s fair to say that live and on album NAPALM DEATH has always had more of an emphasis on a bare bones approach – just hit the ‘go button’ and it should all just about stay on the rails. However, there are other layers to the band and recently we’ve been in situations with more potential to pluck those from our repertoire. So, this EP gives you a significant flavour of that – as will the live performance. Although the music isn’t entirely identical, I feel the moroseness and sheer desperate bludgeon of early Swans is a big factor for us in creating this different type of mood. Hopefully we can emulate that kind of power.”

Here is a list of all upcoming 2014 live-dates by NAPALM DEATH, including several new additions (*):


NAPALM DEATH – Live 2014:

Presented by Rage Wear, OX Fanzine, Slam Magazine & Fuze Mag.

10.04.2014 Tilburg (The Netherlands) – Roadburn Festival

11.04.2014 Pontoise (France) – Observatoire + Hammercult

12.04.2014 Creil (France) – Grange a Musique + Hammercult

13.04.2014 Nantes (France) – Ferrailleur + Hammercult

14.04.2014 Paris (France) – Fleche d’Or + Hammercult

15.04.2014 Lyon (France) – CCO + Hammercult

16.04.2014 Toulouse (France) – Le Metronom + Hammercult

17.04.2014 Angouleme (France) – La Nef + Hammercult

19.04.2014 Chaulnes (France) – Chaulnes Metal Fest

02.05.2014 Leeds (UK) – ‘Kin Hell Fest

09.05.2014 Le Havre (France) – Tetris

10.05.2014 Matignicourt (France) – Lezard’Os Metal Fest

11.05.2014 Dunkerque (France) – 4 Excluse

16.05.2014 New York (USA) – Knockdown Center * New show
18.05.2014 San Juan (Puerto Rico)- La Respuesta * New show
06.06.2014 Weinheim (Germany) – Café Central * New show
07.06.2014 Reichenbach (Germany) –
Chronical Moshers Open Air * New show
09.06.2014 Graz (Austria) – P.P.C. * New show
14.06.2014 Protzen (Germany) –
Protzen Open Air * New show
21.06.2014 Dokkum (The Netherlands) –
Dokk’em Open Air Festival * New show
27.06.2014 Dessel (Belgium) –
Graspop * New show
11.07.2014 Wegorzewo (Poland) –
Seven Festival * New show
01.08.2014 München (Germany) –
Free & Easy Festival * New show
02.08.2014 Marktredwitz (Germany) –
Sticky Fingers Festival * New show
30.08.2014 Wörrstadt –
NOAFestival (Germany)
09.08.2014 Schlotheim (Germany) –
Party.San Open Air


11.08.2014 Martigny (Switzerland) – Les Caves du Manoir * New show
29.08.2014 Wörrstadt (Germany) –
06.09.2014 Loos en Gohelle (France) –
Gohelle Fest

* New show  


NAPALM DEATH’s continue to promote their critically acclaimed latest, 14th studio album release, “Utilitarian”. Check in with CM Distro for all available physical formats of the current release and previous albums:


Here are links to the 3 video clips launched in promotion of NAPALM DEATH’s “Utilitarian” album:

“Analysis Paralysis” (Official video):

“The Wolf I Feed” (Official video):

“Everyday Pox” (Tour video):




Mayhem Festival, NEWS

The ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL Announces Official 2014 Artist Line-Up

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The ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL Announces Official 2014 Artist Line-Up


 Avenged Sevenfold


Asking Alexandria, Trivium, 

Cannibal Corpse, Body Count Featuring Ice T  

Suicide Silence, Emmure, Miss May I, Mushroomhead 

and Many, Many More!


Tickets Go on Sale Friday April 4, 2014 at 10:00AM


The Festival Features the Most National Bands Ever Presented with Four Full Stages and 20 Bands 


Check Out the Exclusive Lineup Announcement via Rolling Stone




The world’s biggest heavy music touring festival, the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL in its seventh annual sojourn, is pleased to announce the official 2014 artist line-up with the boldest, largest, loudest and most diverse lineup to date! Not only will this year’s festival include the massive ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAIN STAGE and COLDCOCK AMERICAN HERBAL FLAVORED WHISKEY STAGE, but will also present two additional stages— the SUMERIAN RECORDS/HEADBANG FOR THE HIGHWAY STAGE, and the VICTORY RECORDS STAGE.


The ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAIN STAGE will boast a collection of some of the biggest bands in heavy music—including multi-platinum headliners Avenged Sevenfold, as well as Korn, Asking Alexandria and Trivium. The COLDCOCK AMERICAN HERBAL FLAVORED WHISKEY STAGE will feature headliner Cannibal Corpse as well as Suicide Silence (featuring new singer Eddie Hermida), Miss May I, Mushroomhead, Texas Hippie Coalition and King 810. THE SUMERIAN RECORDS/HEADBANG FOR THE HIGHWAY STAGE will feature headliner Body Count featuring Ice-T as well as Upon A Burning Body, Veil of Maya, Darkest Hour and the local Headbang For The Highway winner. The VICTORY RECORDS STAGE will feature headliner and Revolver Magazine cover band Emmure as well as Ill Nino, Wretched, Islander, and Erimha.


“We are very excited that in the seventh year of the festival we can bring our biggest lineup ever to heavy music fans across North America.  With such a diverse lineup of great bands and festival attractions, 2014 will give fans an awesome day of Metal and Mayhem.” – John Reese and Kevin Lyman, Festival Producers


Check out the official lineup announcement, exclusively via here.




Avenged Sevenfold


Asking Alexandria




Cannibal Corpse

Suicide Silence

Miss May I


Texas Hippie Coalition

King 810



Body Count featuring Ice-T

Upon A Burning Body*

Veil of Maya*

Darkest Hour*

Headbang Local Winner




Ill Nino





*bands rotating slots




Tickets for the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL go on sale on April 4th at 10:00AM local time. This year’s odyssey will include four stages of heavy music and 20 bands. Also, look for Freestyle Motocross legend Jimmy Fitzpatrick and his FITZ ARMY of riders and a Motorsports exhibition area featuring Unknown Industries Harley Davidson Freestyle Riders, as well as many other surprises and attractions throughout the festival midway.


The festival will kick off on July 5th at San Manuel Amphitheatre in San Bernardino, CA and will hit a total of 26 cities, ending at The Woodlands, TX (Houston) at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion on August 10th.



7/5 – CA – San Bernardino – San Manuel Amphitheatre

7/6 – CA – Mountain View (San Francisco) – Shoreline Amphitheatre

7/8 – WA – Auburn (Seattle) – White River Amphitheatre

7/9 – ID – Boise – Idaho Center Amphitheatre

7/11 – AZ – Phoenix – Ak-Chin Pavilion

7/12 – NM – Albuquerque – Isleta Amphitheatre

7/14 – CO – Denver – Red Rocks Amphitheatre (Main Stage Only + Body Count feat. Ice-T)

7/16 – MO – St. Louis – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

7/17 – MI – Detroit – DTE Energy Music Theater

7/18 – WI – Milwaukee – Eagles Ballroom (Rockstar Energy Drink TASTE OF MAYHEM)

7/19 – IN – Indianapolis – Kilpsch Music Center

7/20 – IL – Chicago – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

7/22 – MA – Mansfield (Boston) – Xfinity Center

7/23 – NY – Saratoga – Saratoga Performing Arts Center

7/25 – ON – Toronto (Canada) – Molson Amphitheatre

7/26 – PA – Burgettstown (Pittsburgh) – First Niagra Pavilion

7/27 – CT – Hartford – Xfinity Theatre

7/29 – NY – Darien Center – Darien Lake

7/30 – NY – Wantagh – Nikon Theatre At Jones Beach (Main Stage Only)

8/1 – NJ – Camden (Philadelphia, PA) – Susquehanna Bank Center

8/2 – PA – Scranton -The Pavilion At Montage Mountain

8/3 – VA – Bristow (Washington, DC) – Jiffy Lube Live

8/5 – GA – Atlanta – Lakewood Amphitheatre

8/7 – OK – Oklahoma City – OKC Air Park

8/9 – TX – Dallas – Gexa Energy Pavilion

8/10 – TX – The Woodlands (Houston) – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion (Main Stage and Second Stage Only + Body Count feat. Ice-T and Emmure, no King 810)


* Lineups in each city may vary.  Go to for full lineup details.



About Avenged Sevenfold:

Avenged Sevenfold achieved worldwide success with a string of best-selling albums — including two consecutive No 1’s on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart, Nightmare (2010) and their latest Hail To The King (2013) — achieving Diamond, Platinum and Gold awards for album sales in nearly a dozen countries. The band, which hails from Huntington Beach, CA, have become known for their spectacular live shows, routinely selling out arenas worldwide and headlining some of the biggest and most prestigious music festivals. This summer they are scheduled to perform five shows at the Soundwave Festival in Australia, as well as Rock Im Park and Rock Am Ring in Germany, the PinkPop Festival in Holland, Donington Park in the U.K., and two nights at Summersonic in Japan, along with several others. In November 2012, they made an unprecedented appearance as characters in Call of Duty Black Ops 2 — the biggest-selling video game of all time, which featured the band’s performance of “Carry On,” written specifically for the game.


About Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival:

The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival is the World’s Premier Heavy Music Touring Festival.  The Festival is entering its seventh year in 2014 and has performed more than 160 Shows throughout North America to over 1.7 Million fans.  The festival was founded by John Reese and Kevin Lyman and is booked by Darryl Eaton at Creative Artists Agency.  Rockstar Energy Drink is the title sponsor and has maintained that role since the festival’s inception.


About Rockstar Energy Drink:

Rockstar Energy Drink is designed for those who lead active lifestyles – from Athletes to Rockstars. Available in over 20 flavors at convenience and grocery outlets in over 30 countries, Rockstar supports the Rockstar lifestyle across the globe through Action Sports, Motor Sports, and Live Music. For more information visit:


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ICED EARTH to kick off North American tour this week

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ICED EARTH to kick off North American tour this week


Heavy metal legends ICED EARTH will be kicking off their North American trek this week with SABATON and REVAMP! See below for all upcoming dates.



Apr. 4–The Intersection–Grand Rapids, MI

Apr. 5–The Rave–Milwaukee, WI

Apr. 6–House of Blues–Chicago, IL

Apr. 7–First Avenue–Minneapolis, MN

Apr. 9–Stage AE–Pittsburgh, PA

Apr. 10–Newport Music Hall–Columbus, OH

Apr. 11–Agora Theatre–Cleveland, OH

Apr. 12–St. Andrew’s Hall–Detroit, MI

Apr. 14–Phoenix Concert Theatre–Toronto, ONT

Apr. 15–Imperial Theater–Quebec City, QC

Apr. 16–Corona Theatre–Montreal, QC

Apr. 17–Trocadero–Philadelphia, PA

Apr. 18–Best Buy Theatre–New York, NY

Apr. 19–The Palladium–Worcester, MA **The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival**

Apr. 21–Empire–West Springfield, VA

Apr. 23–The Masquerade–Atlanta, GA

Apr. 24–House of Blues Orlando–Orlando, FL

Apr. 25–Revolution–Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Apr. 26–State Theatre–St. Petersburg, FL

Apr. 28–Scout Bar–Houston, TX

Apr. 29–Trees–Dallas, TX

May 1–Club Red–Tempe, AZ

May 2–House of Blues–West Hollywood, CA

May 3–Slim’s–San Francisco, CA

May 5–Knitting Factory Concert–House Spokane, WA

May 6–El Corazon–Seattle, WA

May 7–The Venue–Vancouver, BC

May 9–The Starlite–Room Edmonton, AB

May 10–Republik–Calgary, AB

May 11–Riddell Centre–Regina, SK

May 12–Park Theatre–Winnipeg, MB

May 14–The Summit Music Hall–Denver, CO

May 15–Sunshine Theater–Albuquerque, NM

May 16–Diamond Ballroom–Oklahoma City, OK


ICED EARTH will be touring in support of their recently released 11th studio album, Plagues Of Babylon. For a preview of Plagues of Babylon, be sure to check out the lyric video for the title track here. The album is available for purchase in a variety of physical formats at CM Distro or at a retailer near you.

ICED EARTH online:

Mayhem Festival, New Releases, NEWS

MISS MAY I Releases Music Video for New Single ‘Echoes’ + Touring this Summer with the 2014 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival

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MISS MAY I Releases Music Video for New Single ‘Echoes’ +

Touring this Summer with the 2014 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival


‘Rise Of The Lion’ Drops in North America on April 29, 2014 via Rise Records – Pre Order Today via




MISS MAY I will release their ground-breaking new full-length album, Rise Of The Lion, in North America on April 29, 2014 via Rise Records (April 28 in the UK, April 25 in Australia). Showing no signs of slowing down, the band has released a brand new single, ‘Echoes’, and a music video to accompany the song. Check out the track and music video at now!


Frontman Levi Benton states, “‘Echoes’ as a song means a lot to us and is filled with sadness. I feel this video really expresses the darkness and sorrow losing a loved one has on you.”


Bassist and backing vocalist Ryan Neff adds, “The song ‘Echoes’ is a very different track compared to the rest of the record, and everything else we’ve written, which makes it one of my favorites on the record. I’m stoked for everyone to hear this new tune!”


Rise Of The Lion is MISS MAY I’s fourth album and the first to be produced by the legendary Terry Date (PanteraDeftones, White Zombie, Bring Me The Horizon). The countless fan letters the band has received over the years are the inspiration for the tracks on Rise Of The Lion, and each track is written from the perspective of those fans or responses to them. You can pre-order Rise Of The Lion in digital, physical CD, and vinyl versions, as well as special pre-order packages including exclusive Rise Of The Lion shirts, necklaces, posters, and more, via



MISS MAY I owned the stage at the 2012 Vans Warped Tour and Alternative Press Tour, but they were only getting started! That’s right – the band has headbanged their way to the heavier side of summer festival touring, solidifying a spot on the COLDCOCK American Herbal Flavored Whiskey Second Stage at the 2014 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem FestivalMISS MAY I will be joining the likes of multi-platinum headliners Avenged Sevenfold, as well as Korn, Asking Alexandria, Trivium, Cannibal Corpse, Suicide SilenceMushroomhead, Texas Hippie Coalition,  King 810, Body Count featuring Ice-T, Upon A Burning Body, Veil of Maya, Darkest Hour, Emmure, Ill Nino, Wretched, Islander, and Erimha. For more details visit and see below for a full listing of dates that MISS MAY I will be performing on.


Ryan says, “The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival is a tour MISS MAY I has been shooting for the last few years, and it’s awesome to finally earn a slot!”


“We have always wanted to be a part of the summer’s heaviest music festival. Now we finally are, and we’re ready for sweat, sunburn and headbangs,” adds Levi.



In addition to performing at the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem FestivalMISS MAY I will head out on a brief headline tour of the United States this April and May, with support from For The Fallen Dreams. MISS MAY I’s “Up Close and Personal” Tour will stop in eight cities, including a closer in their home state of Ohio at Rock On The Range. Get this – each ticket price includes a copy of Rise Of The Lion hard copy CD!


MISS MAY I U.S. Tour Dates:

4/29     Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen

4/30     Grand Rapids, MI @ The Pyramid Scheme

5/1       Pontiac, MI @ The Pike Room at Crofoot Ballroom

5/2       Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose

5/3       New York, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall

5/4       Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar

5/6       Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary

5/18     Columbus, OH @ Rock On The Range


MISS MAY I 2014 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Performance Dates:

7/5 – CA – San Bernardino – San Manuel Amphitheatre

7/6 – CA – Mountain View (San Francisco) – Shoreline Amphitheatre

7/8 – WA – Auburn (Seattle) – White River Amphitheatre

7/9 – ID – Boise – Idaho Center Amphitheatre

7/11 – AZ – Phoenix – Ak-Chin Pavilion

7/12 – NM – Albuquerque – Isleta Amphitheatre

7/16 – MO – St. Louis – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

7/17 – MI – Detroit – DTE Energy Music Theater

7/19 – IN – Indianapolis – Kilpsch Music Center

7/20 – IL – Chicago – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

7/22 – MA – Mansfield (Boston) – Xfinity Center

7/23 – NY – Saratoga – Saratoga Performing Arts Center

7/25 – ON – Toronto (Canada) – Molson Amphitheatre

7/26 – PA – Burgettstown (Pittsburgh) – First Niagra Pavilion

7/27 – CT – Hartford – Xfinity Theatre

7/29 – NY – Darien Center – Darien Lake

8/1 – NJ – Camden (Philadelphia, PA) – Susquehanna Bank Center

8/2 – PA – Scranton -The Pavilion At Montage Mountain

8/3 – VA – Bristow (Washington, DC) – Jiffy Lube Live

8/5 – GA – Atlanta – Lakewood Amphitheatre

8/7 – OK – Oklahoma City – OKC Air Park

8/9 – TX – Dallas – Gexa Energy Pavilion

8/10 – TX – The Woodlands (Houston) – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion



After the resounding underground success of their debut full-length release Monument, MISS MAY I took a step beyond the metalcore world they had grown up in with the release of their album At Heart in 2012. The record, produced by renowned record producer Machine (Lamb Of God), proved to be one of the strongest and most surprising metal records of the last few years, spawning huge singles in the songs ‘Hey Mister’ and ‘Day By Day’. Entering the Billboard Top 200 charts in its first week at #32, At Heart saw the band embrace a more mainstream metal approach to their music. During their 2012 Vans Warped Tour main stage onslaught, the At Heart campaign made massive leaps, seeing MISS MAY I nominated for ‘Best New Talent’ award at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards, as well as headlining the Alternative Press 2012 Tour, and picking up support at Active Rock Radio for the first time. On the live side, the band was hand-picked for tours with the likes of Five Finger Death PunchKillswitch Engage and Bullet For My Valentine.



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