October 2014

The delayed tour of Mexico headlined by RINGS OF SATURN with support from Lack Of Remorse and Victim Of Greed has been rescheduled, the destructive caravan set to invade the populations of Queretaro, Leon, Monterrey and Mexico City from December 4th through the 7th.


12/04/2014 Black Dog - Queretaro, MX
12/05/2014 Revoluciòn Bar - Leon, MX
12/06/2014 Morfos Bar - Monterrey, MX
12/07/2014 Salon Bolivar - Mexico City, MX

Like a bear native to the Alaskan tundra, 36 Crazyfists have emerged from a four-year recording hibernation and have signed a worldwide deal with Spinefarm Records. The label welcomes the Alaska-originated band, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, to its formidable and expanding roster, which boasts the best in hard rock and heavy metal.
The new album, Time and Trauma, is due out in February 2015.
"We have found a new home at Spinefarm Records and although the label is new to us, some of the staff are old friends and we couldn't be more grateful to unleash the beast that is Time and Trauma with their help," said frontman Brock Lindow. "20 years in and it feels like Spinefarm is a killer home to hang our hats. See you all on the road in 2015!"
Spinefarm Senior Director of Marketing Tim Brennan echoed that sentiment, saying, "We are thrilled to have 36 Crazyfists be part of the growing Spinefarm family! They are a genuine band of brothers that has grinded for 20 years to create a truly committed fanbase. Time and Trauma is an incredible way to begin the next 20 years for the band.”

36 Crazyfists released their debut Bitterness the Star via Roadrunner Records in 2002. The follow up, 2004's A Snow Capped Romance, is largely considered a sleeper classic in the post-hardcore realm. The band also released several additionally beloved albums, including Rest Inside the Flames (2006) via the now-defunct DRT Entertainment, as well as The Tide and Its Takers (2008) and Collisions and Castaways through Ferret Music. Their Spinefarm debut is their first album in four years and their first since Collisions and Castaways, released in 2010.
To celebrate the new label partnership, the band has shared the new song "Also Am I," which is available as a stream. Listen to it HERE. This new song is merely a taste of what is to come.
36 Crazyfists will close out 2014 with a slew of tour dates, including a December anniversary show in their native state. Here's to 20 more years of bringing the rock.


10/31: South Lake Tahoe, CA @ Whiskey Dick's (BDP Halloween Show)
 11/1: Portland, OR @ Ash Street Saloon
 11/2: Spokane, WA @ The Hop
 11/3: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
 11/5: Redding, California @ Bombay's
 11/6: Santa Barbara, CA @ Velvet Jones
 11/7: San Diego, CA @ Brick by Brick
 11/8: Los Angeles, CA @ Los Globos
 11/9: Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock Live
 11/11: Santa Fe, NM @ Skylight Santa Fe
 11/12: Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog Bar
 11/13: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar ‘N' Grill
 11/14: Tulsa, OK @ Downtown Lounge Tulsa
 11/15: Norman, OK @ The Labyrinth
 11/16: Wichita, KS @ The Lizards Lounge
 11/17: Denver, CO @ The Roxy Theater
 11/18: Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theater and Club
 11/19: Idaho Falls, ID @ Db's
 11/20: Salt Lake City, UT @ Bar Deluxe
 11/21: Las Vegas, NV @ Cheyenne Saloon
 11/22: Oakland, CA @ The Uptown Nite Club
 11/23: Chico, CA @ Lost on Main

12/5: Anchorage, AK @ Chilkoot Charlie's

American Death Metallers SIX FEET UNDER will embark on a 10-date tour through Germany under the name "X-Mas In Hell Tour 2014" in December! Joining them will be Maat, Zanthropya Ex, Cretura, and Invisible Mirror.


 11/12/14 DE - Flensburg - Roxy
 12/12/14 DE - Rostock - Alte Zuckerfabrik
 13/12/14 DE - Cham - L.A.
 14/12/14 t.b.a.
 15/12/14 DE - Aachen - Musikbunker
 16/12/14 DE - Bochum - Matrix
 17/12/14 DE - Würzburg - Posthalle
 18/12/14 DE - Ingolstadt - Eventhalle Westpark
 19/12/14 DE - Glauchau - Alte Spinnerei
 20/12/14 DE - Bischofswerda - East Club

New Damage Records is thrilled to announce the addition of multiple-JUNO nominated hardcore-punk-metal outfit Cancer Bats to our Canadian roster. The beloved Toronto-based band will release their highly anticipated fifth studio LP titled Searching for Zero on March 10, 2015. The 10-track album is now available for pre-order on iTunes HERE and from our webstore HERE. Fans who pre-order the album will receive an instantly get the lead single “Arsenic”. The iTunes version of the album will also include an exclusive track titled “Rust and Bone”.

Produced by legendary multi-platinum producer Ross Robinson (At The Drive-In, Slipknot,The Cure, Sepultura, Glassjaw) SearchingFor Zero is simultaneously the most melodic, yet menacing Cancer Bats release. The record incorporates the crude hardcore punk of their 2006 debut, BirthingThe Giant and more metal leanings of 2008’s Hail Destroyer, while pushing the heavy hybrid sounds of 2010’s Mayors Bears Scraps and Bones and 2012’s darker Dead Set On Living to a new plateau.

A lyric video for a new song called "Arsenic in the Year of the Snake" can be checked out HERE.

Drummer John Boecklin and guitarist Jeff Kendrick have exited DEVILDRIVER, the California-based band fronted by COAL CHAMBER singer Dez Fafara. Dez says: "Nothing dramatic [happened], [and there were] no drag-down fights; [it was] just time to move on.

He added: "As I have said previously, DEVILDRIVER is on hiatus while I rejoin COAL CHAMBER for a new record release and tour.

"DEVILDRIVER will be back, make no mistake of that, in 2016 with a new record which we are already writing, tours around the world and the massive pits you have all gotten used to.

"All in DEVILDRIVER wish John and Jeff the best."

Said Kendrick in a statement: "I want to thank our fans all over the world for allowing me to live the dream of playing guitar in DEVILDRIVER for the last 12 years. It will be some of the fondest memories I will ever have, and it has been a tremendous honor and a pleasure to play for everyone, everywhere.

"I want to make it clear that this is my decision, and I have nothing but love for all my brothers in the band. I revere my bandmates with the utmost respect and am happy for the experiences we have all shared.

"I am moving forward as an executive in my company All Axess and have several other things in the works.

"Thank you to all the fans, I love you all! This is just the beginning for me!"

VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, delivers one of the most legendary anime series of all time with the home media release of SAILOR MOON Season 1, Set 1 as a Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack and on DVD on November 11th.

SAILOR MOON has been completely re-mastered and is presented uncut and with a brand new English voice cast. The Standard Edition DVD and first-ever Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack each contain 23 episodes along with a wealth of bonus features and premium packaging. English dubbed as well as Japanese subtitled dialogue options are available on both formats. The limited edition SAILOR MOON Season 1, Set 1 Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack will carry a MSRP of $79.98 U.S. / $93.99 CAN; the DVD edition will have a MSRP of $44.82 U.S. / $51.99 CAN.

The stunning SAILOR MOON Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack offers a deluxe, 6-disc collection (3 DVDs & 3 Blu-rays), housed in a beautiful shimmery holofoil chipboard box with specialty printing, and contains an array of exclusive extra features along with an 88-page full-color booklet filled with artwork, character profiles, an episode guide, lyrics, and more! Blu-ray episodes are presented in full 1080p High Definition video.

Fans also can enjoy a bevy of bonus material available exclusively on the Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack such as an interactive, full-color SAILOR MOON video art gallery, the original series trailers, a ‘signs and songs’ subtitle track, analogue closed captions for the deaf and hard of hearing, and exclusive all-new behind the scenes footage of the English dub sessions as well as special SAILOR MOON convention announcement panel footage, and more!

The SAILOR MOON Season 1, Set 1 Standard Edition DVD features 3 discs with beautifully illustrated variant O-card packaging featuring embossed holofoil printing. Episodes are presented in 480p standard video format. Bonus features include the ‘signs and songs’ subtitle track, VIZ Media SAILOR MOON convention highlights and panel announcements as well as the original series trailers and analogue closed captions for the deaf and hard of hearing. Uncut English dubbed as well as Japanese subtitled dialogue options are available.

SAILOR MOON depicts the adventures of Usagi Tsukino, a cheerful 14-year-old schoolgirl who often finds herself in unwanted trouble. One day, she saves a talking cat named Luna from some mean kids, and her life is changed forever. Luna gives Usagi a magic brooch that transforms her into Sailor Moon, guardian of love and justice! Now Usagi must work with Luna to find the other Sailor Guardians and the Moon Princess, whose Legendary Silver Crystal is Earth’s only hope against the dark forces of the evil Queen Beryl!

“After being out of print and unavailable in North America for over ten years, the return of SAILOR MOON makes this set a truly historic anime release and one that should be a part of every collection,” says Charlene Ingram, Senior Manager, Animation Marketing. “The Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack is an especially noteworthy collection and offers the debut season of this treasured series for the very first time in crisp High Definition, uncut and re-mastered, and with a brand new English dub cast. Join the Pretty Guardians of Love and Justice, and catch all their early adventures in these forthcoming home media releases that are fit for a Moon Princess!”

The smash hit SAILOR MOON anime series is inspired by the bestselling manga (graphic novel) series created by Naoko Takeuchi (published in North America by Kodansha). In the series, Usagi Tsukino is a clumsy but kindhearted teenage girl who transforms into the powerful guardian of love and justice, Sailor Moon. Meeting allies along the way who share similar fates, Usagi and her team of planetary Sailor Guardians fight to protect the universe from forces of evil and total annihilation!  

For more information on SAILOR MOON, or other award-winning anime titles from VIZ Media, please visit www.VIZ.com.

Fearless Vampire Killers will be heading out on one of their biggest headlining tours yet! These guys will be hitting the road in 2015 for the Unbreakable Hearts Tour, “Touring is the best part of being in a band, and playing a headline tour to your own fans, people you know are already converted, is probably the most enjoyable experience,” says co-vocalist Laurence Beveridge. “Rather than trying to convert a crowd, you’re partying with the crowd! it’s like going out with your best mates: you all know the words, you all want to have a good time!” Check out the dates below!


February 2015:

10 Newcastle O2 Academy 2
11 Manchester Sound Control
12 Liverpool O2 Academy 3
13 Sheffield Corporation
15 Glasgow King Tuts
16 Leeds Key Club
17 Norwich Arts Centre
18 Brighton Audio
19 Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach
20 Nottingham Rock City Basement
22 Birmingham O2 Academy 3
23 Oxford O2 Academy 2
24 Southampton Joiners
25 Plymouth The Hub
26 Bristol Exchange
27 London Camden Underworld

Sylvaine an aspiring artist has written and recorded for her debut album entitled "Silent Chamber, Noisy Heart". She says her music consists of ambient, wall-of-sound landscapes, with a focus on beautiful melodies, lingering guitar riffs and atmospheres, with a solid groove rooted in a more heavy style. The music and lyrics are inspired by life as a being in constant conflict with oneself, haunted by numerous emotions. Having played all of the instruments herself, as well as recording, mixing, and working with the visuals she has quite the ability of handling more than one task as it may. Thus this in fact shows through within this album, it containing that heavy essence style with rooted grooves and melodies that captures those emotions discussed. Its really an album that makes you "feel" all over, your emotions come out putting you at various stages from feeling calm, to happy, excited, sad, its like a repeating cycle that has you really listening to the music with each note played. Similar acts would be The Chameleons, Alcest, Hammock, Les Discrets, Slowdive, Lantlôs, Bathory, Cocteau Twins, and Burzum. Sylvaine's debut release is as mentioned filled with extensive amounts of emotion and feeling, allowing you the listener to embrace all it has to offer.

Discovering the Fearless Vampire Killers was a hit or miss chance while on goth industrial site VampireFreaks.com. Their site showcasing to online profiles of individuals, musicians, and artists alike, surly promotion of these types was to happen and that was how these guys came into the picture.

Soon after viewing their profile, a video of theirs with the song "Palace In Flames", was what hooked me in. Leading me to the EP release "In Grandomina... " (2010) where the song came about, with further releases to follow, including their debut album "Militia of the Lost" (2012). While they did have releases tucked under their belts, with a following under foot, appearing across Europe and the United States came with ease.

Leading on to them working upon the follow-up sophomore release "Unbreakable Hearts" (2014). This time they took hold of producer and friend William Francis of Aiden or William Control, whose helped an array of acts through the years, doing so for these guys was no problem whatsoever, that in fact causing this release to capture a more matured essence and ability from the music within.
Such tracks like "Neon In The Dancehalls", "Maeby", "Exploding Heart Disorder", and  "Brave the Night", all portray that same unique style that these guys have contained all these years, except it's more enhanced in sound, it's depth makes the instrumentals bounce upon one another, while the vocal tactics play tricks upon each other, sounding intense yet easy going, really expressing the pieces to their fullest content.

This latest addition to the catalog of the Fearless Vampire Killers is truly the "Unbreakable Hearts" that is these musicians, an act to continue to grow with the music that they have created, for many years to follow them.

First Class Trash's debut EP "Party Through Apocalypse" was a solid effort to say the least. Now that some time has passed so has the band timing for writing and recording for what would be their debut full-length album "Cutthroat Cocktail". Already teasing with a few tracks like "From The Ashes",  "Lost Angels", and "Hollywood", these tracks alone set up what this album delivers. An expressive yet digital rock n' roll based album bringing out similar styling's to that of Dope meets Davey Suicide. The instrumentals are played out with a beat that keeps up with the vocals having their own screaming attics and clean portions that makes it all full circle. As such, it comes full circle because it's a cycle that keeps the music generating and moving along, while it sounds edgy and digitalized it allows it to build upon each song portrayed. It's an album that shows growth for the band as a whole focus, allowing this release to be an effort to hit the solid boundaries with no problem. 

No matter how many genres there are within the music industry there will always be a good chunk and a bad chunk of acts, for the alternative/pop punk genres both being different, lots of bands get split up into more than one genre, this would be the case for an act called Daylight. They've released a few albums and an EP then took a year of silence, coming back with another album called "One More Fight", the title obvious enough. These guys declaring they have returned and have that one more fight in them and it shows on this release. Chalk full of 10-tracks including their hit single and video for "Consequences", a very upbeat and catchy tune that has a never ending sense to it. While other noted songs like opener "Anthem Of The Broken", maintains that same upbeat catchy tone giving it a run for it's money. While other songs "Best Days Of Our Lives", and "Another Day" take another approach, "Another Day" has a more laid back vibe while "Best Days Of Our Lives" delivers a pop hip hop style then picks up the pop punk vibe yet again like it never left. So "One More Fight" delivers as said that alternative/pop punk feel with some added bonuses placed here and there making Daylight, an act to follow up on, every now and again.

Black Veil Brides you either love them or you hate them in any case they have since grown a following that's truly unstoppable. Now that years have passed by the band has gone on to release what would be their fourth full-length release turning out to be a "Self-Titled" effort. How does it compare to the previous counter partner that was a concept blown apart in more ways than one?

Well releasing such singles as "Faithless", "Heart of Fire", and "Walk Away", express the musical direction taken hold here, is it different, is it the same? Simply put it's neither it's simply the Black Veil Brides sound no matter the release they deliver it's unique to their style choices and they have built a style that everyone knows them by just like any other band in existence. This album has its ups and downs with this song selection have the hype tracks like the one's released with other downer songs like "Goodbye Agony", turns to be a ballad style song sounding expressive meets emotion really capturing your feelings.

The remainder of the album pretty much becomes the up portion having the songs become steady and heavy focused allowing certain screams to peak in, recapturing that essence from previous releases except not as much is offered here scream-wise but the ones that are do  get it addressed. All in all this fourth release from the Black Veil Brides is an eye and ear catcher, having it become another release that stays unique yet true to the style that Black Veil Brides has created.

As, Ashestoangels puts it they're not just a band they're a family. In 2012 and 2013 their family from all over the world took part in helping these guys get their latest album "Horror Cult" off the ground via crown funding, reaching their goal to boot might add. They went on to write and record for the album having worked alongside Will Francis best known as Aiden's frontmwn and his solo act William Control - who took part in doing his duties as the band brought this album to the table in full swing. The album of course delivered quite a few singles and videos for those which included "Run", "Still Dead", and "Six Six Six", all of which are indeed very catchy and unique but what style are these guys exactly? Well they're a cross between synth/goth/punk or in short an act similiar to that of Aiden meets Fearless Vampire Killers crossed with Ugly Love. A lot of which are European based, makes sense, because they have similar style strcuture, except Ashestoangels style is more built upon, unique, and energentic. Their instrumentals and vocal tactics are put in full effect, taking the music at bay, pushing it at you, having it go every which way it can, making it be fun and exciting and catchy all at once. While the single releases do display this the rest of the album does so too, creating an album that was done in a well crafted manner, to be listenable again and again.

Fresh off their main stage appearance at this weekend's KNOTFEST in Southern California, which was preceded by an equally anticipated appearance at Aftershock and an off-the-hook warm-up show at the Chain Reaction in Anaheim in their native Orange County, which sold out in under 30 minutes, Atreyu will play a headlining hometown show at The Observatory in Santa Ana, California. The show will take place on December 20.
Tickets for this can't-be-missed, all-ages show will go on sale on Friday, October 31 at 10AM PT.
"It has been far too long since we did a proper, full-scale headlining show at home," said singer Alex Varkatzas. "We are rehearsing and pumped up to play this legendary OC venue that we have all attended so many shows at over the years."
"Chain Reaction was the appetizer," echoed drummer Brandon Saller. "This is the main course. The Observatory is, bar none, the best venue in Orange County. We're exited to rip the roof off of it."

The band is writing and demo'ing its forthcoming album, the first since 2009's Congregation of the Damned.
Atreyu entered a period of hibernation and dormancy in 2011, after establishing itself as one of the key band of the American metal revival that dominated the '00s. The band was recently spotlighted in VH1's Everything You Need to Know About Metalcore list, highlighting Atreyu's status as one of the architects of that scene and sound.
 The band is equally excited about the hometown holiday show and about plans for 2015. Stay tuned for further Atreyu updates.

Ever After High's expanding it's doll line again with this all new expansion called the Through the Woods line, featuring C.A. Cupid™ (Daughter of Eros), Poppy O'Hair™ (Daughter of Rapunzel), Ashlynn Ella™ (Daughter of Cinderella) and Blondie Lockes™ (Daughter of Goldilocks)! Check out the photos below with their release coming soon!