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The Ghost Inside Frontman Cleared of Bone Infection

Since the bus accident tragedy in November we’ve all hoped for the best and kept everything crossed for the guys in The Ghost Inside. Frontman Jonathan Vigil has recently been cleared of a bone infection and is on the track to recovery. On an instagram post he commented ”I’m beginning to feel like myself again, and that’s something I will never take for granted.”

The rest of the band are also starting to improve since the accident, with Andrew Tkaczyk getting back to drumming and the rest of the band on the road to recovery.

If you haven’t yet donated and would like to, head over here to check out the GoFundMe that was set up after the accident.

Billy Talent show off new track

Billy Talent have teamed up with Alternative Press to premiere newest track Afraid of Heights from their upcoming album which is due out in the US on July 29th through The End/Warner Records. The track is available from midnight May 13th via Itunes. Check out Afraid of Heights here.

“This record is about struggle, both within ourselves and within the society we live,” Billy Talent said in an exclusive statement to AP. “It’s about asking questions. It’s about friendship and loyalty and it’s about choosing to not accept things that don’t apply to us. That don’t represent us. It’s about believing in the person that’s reflected in the mirror and taking responsibility. It’s about the pressures that society creates and how we’re all trying to figure out where we fit in. It’s about following your dreams and knowing that when you get knocked down you have to get back up. It’s about listening to our planet and learning to respect her. It’s about love and loss and life… but more importantly it’s about the power of ROCK ’N’ ROLL.”

The Orphan The Poet release new track

Alternative rock band The Orphan The Poet have a new offering in the form of Terrible Things, this comes from their newest EP titled Terrible Things due out on June 3rd.

Check out the track here.

Pre-order the EP from the band’s website.

When asked about “Terrible Things”, vocalist/guitarist David Eselgroth replied: When I sent my first demo of ‘Terrible Things’ to the other guys, I honestly expected to be laughed at.  I just figured they’d tell me to stop listening to so much Weezer or something, and I was fully prepared to toss the track into the ‘maybe someday’ pile. Luckily, my band mates had keener foresight than I did; specifically, Jake replied, ‘That’s it. That’s the one’.  I’m really proud of this song because it’s such a reach for us stylistically, but at the same time, it feels connected to where we came from.

Upcoming Tour Dates:

June 9 – Voltage Lounge – Philadelphia, PA *

June 10 – Santos Party House – New York, NY *

June 11 – Canal Club – Richmond, VA *

June 17 – Park Street Saloon – Columbus, OH  (EP Release Show)

July 22 – Thompson House – Cincinnati, OH #

July 23 – Hoosier Dome – Indianapolis, IN #

July 24 – Fubar – St. Louis, MO #

July 25 – Outland Ballroom – Springfield, MO #

July 26 – Davey’s Uptown – Kansas City, MO #

* = Supporting CONDITIONS

# = w/ Cardboard Kids

 

Gates show off new track

The new track Empty Canvas from Gates was debuted yesterday over at Substream from their upcoming album,Parallel Lives, out June 3rd via Pure Noise Records.  The band will tour with La Dispute and Thrice this summer across the USA.  The physical pre-order is now available through Pure Noise Records, and digitally through iTunes.

Check out Empty Canvas here.

Tour Dates:

05/25 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme

05/28 – Howell, MI @ Bled Fest

05/29 – Bloomington, IL @ Castle Theater

05/30 – Des Moines, IA @ Wolly’s

05/31 – Witchita, KS @ Walnut Street

06/02 – Flagstaff, AZ @ Flagstaff’s Green Room

06/03 – Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Expo Hall

06/04 – San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues

06/05 – Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee

06/06 – El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace

06/07 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s

06/08 – Houston, TX @ House Of Blues

06/10 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle

06/11 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues

06/12 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore

06/13 – Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theater

06/14 – Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa

06/15 – Silver Springs, MD @ The Fillmore

06/16 – New York, NY @ Playstation Theater

06/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore

06/18 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom

06/19 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues

06/21 – Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy

06/22 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore

06/23 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues

06/24 – Lawrence, KS @ The Granada Theater

06/25 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall

Misfits Reunite for Riot Fest

The original line-up of Misfits are set to reunite to play Riot Fest in Denver and Chicago, despite claiming they would never again share a stage. This is the first time they will have played together since 1983 and playing a headline slot, it’s bound to be a sight to behold. MISFITS and their iconic imagery went on to become one of the most crucially influential, genre-defying bands to ever emerge from North America, and their significance extends well beyond the narrowed path of punk rock & hardcore.

The dates are as follows:

Riot Fest & Rodeo in Denver, CO (September 2-4, 2016)

Riot Fest & Carnival in Chicago, IL (September 16-18, 2016).

Breaking Benjamin head over to Europe

For their first ever European tour, Breaking Benjamin have sold out their first and only UK date at prestigious London venue The Koko. They then head to Download Festival on June 12th to perform supporting their latest release; Dark Before Dawn.

“We’re so very excited to be coming overseas for the first time ever!  Breaking Benjamin is tremendously grateful for all of the support we’ve received from our fans all over the world and we can’t wait to rock out with you all!! Much Love!!

  Breaking Benjamin

BREAKING BENJAMIN EUROPEAN TOUR DATES

5/27/16 – London, UK at Koko

5/29/16 – Amsterdam, NL at Melkweg (The Max)

5/30/16 – Berlin, DE at Huxley’s

6/1/16 – Crans-pres- Celigny, CH – Caribana Festival

6/3/16 – Mendig, DE – Rock Am Ring

6/4/16 – Nuremburg, DE – Rock Im Park

6/6/16 – Zurich, CH at X-Tra

6/7/16 – Milan, IT at Alcatraz

Meshuggah announce European Tour

Tech-metal band MESHUGGAH have announced a European tour for Winter 2016. The tour-dates will follow the release of the highly anticipated new album expected this Autumn. Check out the teaser for the upcoming release here.

Main support for all dates will come from US metallers High On Fire. Tickets go on-sale next Tuesday 17th May.

Dates for the tour are as follows:
22nd November – Berlin (DE) Astra
23rd November – Amsterdam (NL) Melkweg Max
24th November – Tilburg (NL) 013
25th November – Antwerp (BE) – Trix
26th November – Stuttgart (DE) LKA Longhorn
27th November – Lyon (FR) Le Transbordeur
29th November – Madrid (ES) La Riviera
30th November – Barcelona (ES) Razzmatazz 1
1st December – Montpellier (FR) Rokstore
2nd December – Bologna (IT) Estragon
3rd December – Milan (IT) Alcatraz
5th December – Pratteln (CH) Z7
6th December – Paris (FR) Le Bataclan
7th December – Cologne (DE) Essigfabrik
8th December – Hamburg (DE) Markthalle

Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties are Streaming

Goodbye, Carolina Blues is now streaming exclusively over at A.V. Club, this is a track from the upcoming EP Bittersweet that is about to be released on May 20th via Hopeless Records. The EP will be available both physically and digitally.

“This EP serves as a bridge to future full lengths. The songs place a period at the end of We Don’t Have Each Other and open up a new chapter for Aaron to start rebuilding.” – Campbell

Check out the new track here

Track listing for Bittersweet:

1. ’67, Cherry Red

2. Goodbye, Carolina Blues

3. Green Like the G Train, Green Like Sean Foam

Catch Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties on this summer tour:

May 28 – Howell, MI – Bledfest*

May 31 – Boston, MA – The Sinclair

Jun 01 – New York, NY – The Studio @ Webster Hall

Jun 02 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts

Jun 03 – Syracuse, NY – The Lost Horizon

Jun 04 – Buffalo, NY – The Studio @ Waiting Room

Jun 05 – Cleveland, OH – Mahall’s

Jun 07 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean

Jun 08 – St. Louis, MO – The Firebird

Jun 09 – Nashville, TN – The End

Jun 10 – Charlotte, NC – Visulite Theatre

Jun 11 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade

Jun 12 – Orlando, FL – Backbooth

Jun 14 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues

Jun 15 – Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction

Jun 16 – Oakland, CA – Oakland Metro House

FOREVERATLAST Premiere New Music Video For ‘Machines’ Over At Alternative Press

FOREVERATLAST have teamed up with Alternative Press to show off their newest music video for Machines which is the latest single off of Ghosts Again. This tune is hard hitting pop punk that will keep you headbanging for days.

“I love telling stories and ‘Machines’ was a fun one to write,” vocalist Brittany Paris explains. “This one was shaped into a murder mystery. It talks about someone else getting blamed for a crime somebody else committed, and how sure the accused is that they will get caught. In everyday life, people get blamed for the actions of someone else all the time. But we can take heart in knowing the truth and our suffering doesn’t go to the wayside. Enjoy ‘Machines’ everyone, we love playing it and can’t wait to play it for you live!”

Watch Machines here

FOREVERATLAST head out on their latest tour over in the US on the 27th May:

Butcher Babies – 24.03.16 Review

From Los Angeles, California to The Talking Heads, Southampton, Butcher Babies came through in a whirlwind, leaving mosh pits and crazed fans in its wake.

Sumo Cyco, all the way from Toronto, Canada was first up to show the room a true rock show. Wow did they set the bar high. A barrage of riffs and high energy tunes lead by frontwoman Skye Sweetnam who knew exactly how to work a crowd. Bounding around the stage, still carrying off insanely good vocals and hyping the audience, memorable doesn’t even do these guys justice. Throwing in a cover of The Red Hot Chili Peppers ‘Give It Away’ with their unique spin on it really had the crowd in high spirits singing along to every word.

Next up, Butcher Babies took to the stage with a declaration that there was only 1 rule to heed at their shows, “to lose your fucking minds”. Despite having a lot of members for such a small stage, there was no compromise in energy for the Californian metallers. They stomped their way through killer tracks such as “Jesus Needs More Babies for his War Machine” and “Monster’s Ball”. Deciding they needed the fans to pick a track for them, frontwomen Heidi Shepherd and Carla Harvey opened their setlist to the masses in the room. Amidst shouts of tracks “Dead Man Walking” was picked up on by Shepherd and the crowd was appeased. There’s no denying that Butcher Babies fans are hardcore, with everyone shouting along, every song became an anthem. Despite the small venue and no crowdsurfing or moshing rules in place, the frontwomen let it be known how they felt about them and pits opened up regardless.

Whilst Butcher Babies might be small time on the radar, they certainly aren’t letting that hold them back. With the energy of their live show and the tightness of the bands dynamic, they’ve certainly got bigger things headed their way. 9/10