First Annual “MAYHEM FESTIVAL CRUISE” – Featuring LAMB OF GOD, MACHINE HEAD, ANTHRAX, SUICIDE SILENCE, HATEBREED, KINGDOM OF SORROW, & Many More!!!
Maiden Voyage Sets Sail on December 7th, 2012 from Miami, FL to the Bahamas!
From the creators of the largest American heavy music touring festival, & presented in conjunction with Hal Roseman of Rose Tours, comes the first annual “MAYHEM FESTIVAL CRUISE” – taking place aboard the Carnival Imagination! The maiden voyage, of the most crushing cruise experience on Earth, sets sail on Friday, December 7th, 2012 from the port of Miami, FL & travels to the Bahamas…returning to the mainland on Monday, December 10th. Tickets for the excursion went on sale Thursday, May 3rd with various payment plans available. Get them before they’re “lost at sea”.
Hosted by Jose Mangin of ‘Sirius XM Liquid Metal’, fans will experience a blistering 90-minute set from each one of these killer heavy metal bands: LAMB OF GOD, MACHINE HEAD, ANTHRAX, HATEBREED, SUICIDE SILENCE, & KINGDOM OF SORROW - as well as additional showcase sets from Century Media, Metal Blade Records, Roadrunner Records, & Sumerian Records artists GOJIRA, PERIPHERY, BORN OF OSIRIS, BATTLECROSS, OTHERWISE, GIRL ON FIRE, ANTI-MORTEM, & GYSPYHAWK. Mayhem veterans JDevil (Jonathan Davis of KORN) & DJ Starscream (Sid of SLIPKNOT) will also perform full DJ sets each night!
There’s more to this voyage than heavy metal impaling your eardrums!
- Come hang with “Clown” of SLIPKNOT, as he curates his own art show on the cruise, as well as hosts FANGORIA’S VIDEO NASTIES FILM FESTIVAL. “FANGORIA is thrilled to be working with the Mayhem Cruise! The mix of heavy metal music & horror films should provide for an epic adventure on the high seas!” - Bekah McKendry, Fangoria Entertainment
- Laugh along with ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL’s comedian BIG JAY OAKERSON & “THE LEGIONS OF SKANK” (featuring LUIS J. GOMEZ & DAVE SMITH) – who are set to perform two raunchy & raucous stand-up shows each night!
- Enjoy daily artist panels, with stories from the road & music industry tips! Speakers include ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL co-creators John Reese & Kevin Lyman, amongst other musical icons.
- Check out the Neo-Burlesque dance troupe “IRON FIST VELVET GLOVE CARNAL REVIEW”. See the diverse & sexy dancers in an edgy, underground setting.
Other entertainment on board will include:
- BEACHER’S MADHOUSE – come experience it!
- A full casino, featuring a three-night poker tournament with artists & fans side by side.
- “Meet & Greets”, signings, & photo-ops throughout the ship.
For more information & to book your cabin, please visit www.MayhemCruise.com. *** “Payment Plans” are available!!!
“The 2012 MAYHEM FESTIVAL CRUISE will be a fun way to bring ‘mayhem’ to the high seas.” states festival co-creator, Kevin Lyman.
“It is time to take the ‘mayhem’ to the seas.” adds festival co-creator John Reese, “There is nothing I would rather do than spend four days & three nights with 2,000 fellow metalheads, witnessing 15 of the BEST HEAVY BANDS in the world…while gambling, laughing with Big Jay Oakerson, being inspired by ‘Clown’ of Slipknot, & listening to badass DJ sets from Jonathan Davis & Sid.”
Announcing 3rd Annual CALIFORNIA MUSIC INDUSTRY SUMMIT Presented by TraMaí Entertainment: June 8th & 9th, 2012 at the Hilton Oakland Airport
Conference Kicks Off at “The Stork” (2330 Telegraph Avenue – Oakland, CA) at 6PM on June 7th – “The Ultimate Platform for All Genres of Music!”
TraMaí Entertainment is hosting the 3rd Annual “California Music Industry Summit” (CMIS) at The Hilton Hotel in downtown Oakland on June 8th-9th, 2012. CMIS is a national, & international, conference that is “The Ultimate Platform for All Genres of Music!”. Taking place over two days & nights, the conference features new music (NO COVER), thought-provoking panels, informative workshops, one-on-one mentoring, intensive demo-listening sessions, vocal critiques, music video previews, plus more. In its third year, the event is looking to attract more music professionals…artists… & new music for 2012. California Music Industry Summit will have bands performing from worldwide, which will be held daily & nightly in some of Oakland’s greatest music venues. Last year, the summit saw over 300 attendees!
Some of this year’s panellists include Leslie Ann Jones (Grammy Award Winner, Director of Music Recording & Scoring at “Skywalker Sound” – A LucasFilm Company), DJ Kelly G (BET Music Supervisor), Betty Wright (15-time Grammy Nominee & Winner), E-40, & many more! Panels this year will include topics that cover recording contracts, publishing, running your own label, music distribution, as well as many others.
The keynote speaker (at this year’s summit) is Oakland, CA Mayor – Jean Quan. “Oakland’s rich musical heritage, & hot arts & culture scene, are a perfect fit for this statewide conference.” states Quan, “We look forward to hosting conference attendees & working with CMIS to nurture music industry leaders of the future.”
Geared towards the education of both established & emerging artists, as well as music industry professionals, CMIS is an opportunity for professional development & education on the newest trends in today’s music industry. Attendees will have the opportunity to experience two activity-filled days of workshops & panels led by top experts in the entertainment field. Each workshop (or panel) is tailor-made for the specific concerns surrounding the entertainment business & independent artist, leaving each attendee armed with knowledge to take their own careers to THE NEXT LEVEL.
Artists, managers, agents, producers, engineers, stylists, photographers, music journalists, & all other industry professionals will directly benefit from attending this conference! The California Music Industry Summit is where creative people connect & cultivate professional relationships that can last a lifetime.
If you are a musician, have a music industry related business, or want to get into the business…you should register to attend this summit. Don’t miss the opportunity! “Registration Badges” are required for access to California Music Industry Summit.
CALIFORNIA MUSIC INDUSTRY SUMMIT REGISTRATION:
• CMIS Registration …… $199.00
• Student Registration …… $99.00
• CMIS Registration (Day of Summit) …… $299.00
PLEASE NOTE: No refunds are given. However, you may transfer your registration to another person.
Guitarist Extraordinaire, XANDER DEMOS, to Open for “Symphony X”
MTS Management Group is very proud to announce that guitarist extraordinaire, Xander Demos, will be opening for progressive metal kings “Symphony X”. The show is scheduled for September 12th at “Altar Bar” in Pittsburgh, PA. Like Xander’s upcoming performance with Adrenaline Mob (featuring Symphony X lead singer, Russel Allen) – plus past openers for Buckethead, Dio Disciples, & Uli Jon Roth – this will also be a Drusky Entertainment production. Tickets will be available (in advance) for $23 at www.steelcityguitar.com, as well as on the Drusky Entertainment website & the “Altar Bar” box office.
“We’re so pleased to have Xander on the bill for another great metal show in Pittsburgh.” says MTS Management Group’s Michael Stover, “The metal fans, & the entire metal community, have been so supportive of Xander & his music. Drusky Entertainment is one of the premiere concert promoters in the country, & I’m so honoured that they think so highly of my clients. I can’t wait for this event!”
Symphony X was founded in 1994 by guitarist, Michael Romeo. They are often referred to as one of the BEST progressive metal bands in the world. The band’s 2011 album “Iconoclast” attained the highest chart position, & most first-week sales, in the band’s history.
Xander Demos is a member of James Rivera’s “Sabbath Judas Sabbath” (East Coast) & fronts his own band – featuring Chris Batton (drums), Adam Heusey (keys), & Matt Williams (bass). Xander’s CD “Guitarcadia” was mixed by CJ Snare of Firehouse…& was released in February.
ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK ‘UPROAR’ FESTIVAL Returns this August with SHINEDOWN, GODSMACK, STAIND, PAPA ROACH, ADELITAS WAY, POD, DEUCE, & Many More!!!!
The third annual Rockstar Energy Drink ‘UPROAR’ Festival returns this August & September for more than 30 shows throughout North America. The main stage features multi-platinum rock bands SHINEDOWN, GODSMACK, STAIND, & PAPA ROACH, along with breaking band ADELITAS WAY. In addition, the “Ernie Ball Stage” & “Jägermeister Stage” in the festival area will include performances from multi-platinum headliners P.O.D. – as well as up-&-coming artists Deuce, Fozzy, Redlight King, Mindset Evolution (winner of the 2011 ‘Best Buy Music Gear Battle Of The Bands’ powered by Ernie Ball), In This Moment, Thousand Foot Krutch, Candlelight Red, plus a local ‘Battle of the Bands’ winner. Watch for tour dates, venues, & on-sale ticketing information to be announced in the coming weeks.
“This is our first year on the Uproar Festival, & we are honoured to be sharing the stage with all the bands. Trust me…this is one tour you do not want to miss!” says Brent Smith of SHINEDOWN.
GODSMACK’s Shannon Larkin proclaims, “Nothing makes us feel more at home, than playing the BEST FESTIVAL in the U.S. with the baddest-ass lineup of the year! You better hold on to your hats, America – ’cause this fall we’re coming at you hard ‘n’ loud with the power-hour Smackdown!”
The touring music & lifestyle festival continues to grow. Despite encountering hurricanes, floods, & other inclement weather in 2011 – the Rockstar Energy Drink ‘UPROAR’ Festival packed houses, with over 324,800 in total attendance. “UPROAR” expands in 2012, by adding a third stage & more bands to the lineup.
“We’re really excited about this year’s awesome line-up.” say tour producers, John Oakes & John Reese, “It’s incredible to have so many of the biggest bands in rock together with some newer bands that are blowing up. By adding a second stage to the festival area, & including even more great talent, we’re stepping things up a notch for the Uproar fans.”
To kick off the 2012 tour, the Rockstar Energy Drink ‘UPROAR’ Festival will be giving away a “trip for two” to ANY SHOW on the 2012 trek. The grand prize winner will receive roundtrip airfare (for two) from any major U.S. city to the Uproar show of their choice…along with hotel accommodations, airport transfers, $500 spending cash, & VIP treatment at the show. Go to http://bit.ly/uproarflyaway to ENTER FOR A CHANCE TO WIN!!!
The Rockstar Energy Drink ‘UPROAR’ Festival will entertain fans for a full afternoon & evening, with performances from the hottest rock bands…along with a concourse midway featuring band autograph signings, vendors, & other activities. The festival is produced by John Reese, John Oakes, & CAA in conjunction with Live Nation. Fans can go to www.RockstarUproar.com & www.LiveNation.com for the most up-to-date information on the tour. The festival is made possible through the ongoing support of sponsors like: Rockstar Energy Drink, Ernie Ball, Jägermeister, Airforce Reserve, Air National Guard, Army, Imagen Records, Lunarpages, Matador Beef Jerky, Schecter Guitars, South Surf, Slurpee, Truth, & Zippo Lighters.
For more information on the bands, please visit their websites:
Shinedown – www.shinedown.com
Godsmack – www.godsmack.com
Staind – www.staind.com
Papa Roach – www.paparoach.com
Adelitas Way – www.adelitaswaymusic.net
P.O.D. - www.payableondeath.com
Deuce – www.deucela.com
Fozzy – www.fozzyrock.com
Redlight King – www.redlightkingmusic.com
Mindset Evolution – www.mindsetevolution.com
In This Moment – www.myspace.com/inthismoment.com
Thousand Foot Krutch – www.thousandfootkrutch.com
Candlelight Red – www.candlelightred.com
GOTHAM ROCKS Present “BOUND BY SUBSTANCE” @ Gramercy Theatre
The Queens Natives Headline a Night of Some of the Best NYC Bands!!!!
Gotham Rocks – known for finding, fostering, & promoting the best upcoming independent rock & metal talent in the North Eastern U.S. – announces its next show at “Gramercy Theatre” on Friday, June 1st…featuring bluesy, melodic hard rockers BOUND BY SUBSTANCE. These Queens natives have graced the stages of Irving Plaza, Webster Hall, CBGB’s, & The Knitting Factory…& have displayed their music to the swarming crowds of Warped Tour. “Bound By Substance” have multiple songs in steady rotation on many Long Island radio stations, including: RadioX.fm, WISB Stonybrook, & WRAM 89.3 FM. Now it’s time for these unique, refreshing rockers to take “CENTER STAGE” for their biggest headlining show to date!
It wouldn’t be a Gotham Rocks show, without a full line-up of top-shelf musicians. WOODS OF ARDEN kick off the evening with their catchy riffs & big vocal booms. Then two bands, fresh off a sold out Gramercy show, take the stage – CIRCUS LIFE with their memorable rock’n'roll swagger & THE BLACKFIRES, a 101-proof blend of soul meets classic rock. Finally, LAST STAND FOR LUCY put the finishing touches on the evening with haunting honesty & unforgettably sharp arrangements.
Gotham Rocks has already achieved a groundbreaking 2012 concert season, having sold out New York City’s “Gramercy Theatre” in March with healiners GHOSTS OF EDEN, & recently announcing their first-ever Summer Showcase Tour – spanning ten states with the thundering EYE EMPIRE. 2011′s successes were to no shorter avail, selling out “Irving Plaza” with exclusively unsigned, local rock acts…plus staging national chart-toppers FUEL, & Ozzy Osbourne’s guitarist (Gus G. & Firewind) during October. The he company continues to nurture a strong community of artists & fans, growing an audience that reaches into the tens of thousands.
“ROCK ON THE RANGE” – Performance Times Announced!!!
Performance times have now been listed for the sixth annual “ROCK ON THE RANGE” - America’s premier destination rock festival held May 18th-20th @ Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, OH.
The daily schedule is as follows, but performance times are subject to change:
Friday, May 18th – “Friday Night 4Play”
F.Y.E. Second Stage:
7:00 PM Hells Bells
7:45 PM Black Tide
8:30 PM Foxy Shazam
9:30 PM Hairball
Saturday, May 19th – “Second Day”
Monster Main Stage:
NOON Adelitas Way
1:10 PM Halestorm
2:20 PM Theory of a Deadman
3:40 PM Chevelle
5:00 PM Slash
6:40 PM Five Finger Death Punch
8:10 PM Shinedown
9:45 PM Incubus
F.Y.E. Second Stage:
11:30 AM Emphatic
12:35 PM New Medicine
1:45 PM Falling in Reverse
3:05 PM Cavo
4:25 PM P.O.D.
5:55 PM Cypress Hill
11:30 AM ”Fox Rocks” Winner
12:35 PM Otherwise
1:45 PM Rival Sons
3:05 PM Kyng
4:25 PM In This Moment
5:55 PM Bobaflex
Sunday, May 20th – “Final Day”
Monster Main Stage:
12:05 PM Black Stone Cherry
1:15 PM Escape the Fate
2:30 PM The Darkness
3:50 PM Volbeat
5:10 PM Mastodon
6:45 PM Megadeth
8:15 PM Marilyn Manson
9:45 PM Rob Zombie
F.Y.E. Second Stage:
11:30 AM Aranda
12:40 PM Redlight King
1:55 PM Trivium
3:15 PM Attack Attack!
4:35 PM Down
6:00 PM Anthrax
11:30 AM Ghosts of August
12:40 PM Eve to Adam
1:55 PM SOiL
3:15 PM James Durbin
4:35 PM 12 Stones
6:00 PM Lacuna Coil
A limited number of ROCK ON THE RANGE weekend & single-day tickets are still available. In addition, this year ROTR is offering the first-ever “4-Pack Special” (which includes a lower service charge with every 4 tickets) only for $199 + service fees. These tickets are on sale at the festival’s website, Ticketmaster, & the Crew Stadium Box Office. All weekend tickets include FREE ENTRY to the second annual “Friday Night 4Play” pre-show party.
Presented by Right Arm Entertainment, AEG LIVE, & Crew Stadium - ROCK ON THE RANGE is a multi-stage music & lifestyle event, featuring a potent line-up of bands on three stages. The nationally renowned festival, centrally located in the heart of the country, has annually drawn weekend crowds in excess of 70,000 spectators…since its inception in 2007.
BOLERO Announce “Name Change” to VESPERIA – Band Releasing New Demo & Tour Dates!!!
A new year always brings changes & challenges – & for Ontario, Canada’s BOLERO…2012 has already shaped up to be starkly about transformation & evolution. Out with the old & in with the new!
After several months of deep thinking…& more than half a decade of live shows, line-up changes, & constant shake-ups in the music industry…the four musicians behind Bolero decided it was time for a BIG MOVE - a change in name & mentality, & that came as “VESPERIA”.
“This new name means ‘of the land of the evening star’ & the word ‘Vesperia’ was one of the proposed names, for Canada, before our country’s name was decided upon.” explained Morgan Rider on the chosen name’s origin.
Continuing to derive influences from thrash, black metal, & traditional folk music – Vesperia are not leaving their epic orchestrations, throat-crushing speed, nor ear-piercing guitar riffs behind. Rather…they’re intensifying each element, adding more energy to their live shows (just when fans thought they couldn’t get any more amped up), & prepping to release their new demo entitled, ‘The Swordsman’.
In celebration of these momentous changes (& the upcoming release), VESPERIA will be offering fans a FREE DOWNLOAD of a brand new recording from ’The Swordsman’ every week for the upcoming month.
Converting listeners & critics, from across the globe, into believers & preachers of symphonic, Celtic death metal – it’s clear VESPERIA has no plans of slowing down. They will be embarking on a string of Ontario dates with warrior brothers, CRIMSON SHADOWS.
‘For the Glory of the Swordsman’ Tour Dates:
May 18, 2012 – The Port – Barrie, ON
June 1, 2012 – The Granite Club – North Bay, ON
June 2, 2012 – The Serbian Centre – Sudbury, ON
June 8, 2012 – The Corktown Pub – Hamilton, ON
June 9, 2012 – Dominion House Tavern – Windsor, ON
June 22, 2012 – The Atria – Oshawa, ON
June 29, 2012 – The Brass Monkey – Ottawa, ON
For more details, artwork, demo, & tour information…please visit “VESPERIA” on Facebook.
BARONESS Post Trailer for “Yellow & Green” – Pre-Orders Avaialable for New Album Now…
Band Currently ON TOUR with Meshuggah!!!
Baroness, currently on tour previewing material from their forthcoming album “Yellow & Green” (July 17th – Relapse Records), have posted a trailer for the upcoming release…giving listener’s their first hint of music from the eagerly-anticipated album.
Pre-orders for “Yellow & Green” are available now in multiple formats: 2CD, Deluxe 2CD, 2xLP, & Deluxe 2xLP. The deluxe versions are limited edition, one-time pressings of 2CD & 2LP sets with expanded artwork. The deluxe 2CD/2LP sets will each be housed in a heavy duty 28+ page, perfect-bound hard covered book…featuring the art of front man, John Baizley. Visit the pre-order link, here.
“Take My Bones Away”, the first single from ‘Yellow & Green’, will premiere online May 14th, via Baroness’s YouTube page, as well as the band’s official website – www.baronessmusic.com. The single will be available, via iTunes, on May 15th.
Baroness Tour Dates with Meshuggah:
May 3rd - Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre
May 4th - Anaheim, CA - House of Blues
May 5th - West Hollywood, CA - House of Blues
May 6th - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
May 8th - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom **CANADA**
May 9th - Seattle, WA - Showbox at the Market
May 11th - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
May 13th - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
May 15th - Chicago, IL - House of Blues
May 16th - Detroit, MI - St. Andrew’s Hall
May 17th - Toronto, ON - Sound Academy **CANADA**
May 18th - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts
May 19th - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
May 20th - Montreal, QC - Olympia de Montreal **CANADA**
May 22nd - Silver Spring, MD - The Fillmore Silver Spring
May 23rd - New York, NY - Terminal 5
Chris Adler Hand-Picks “SKYHARBOR” to Play Exclusive Show with LAMB OF GOD!!!!
SKYHARBOR (Basick Records) have announced an exclusive one-off show with US metal titans “LAMB OF GOD” on May 26th in Bangalore, India. The band were hand-picked for the show, as LOG’s drummer Chris Adler explains, “My endless pursuit for new music has pulled my attention all over the globe. I came upon a demo project called ‘Skyharbor’ a couple years ago, & I’ve been preaching the gospel ever since! It’s an honour to have them join us, in concert, in their home country of India. Skyharbor inspires me, & I know that together we will raise the bar for future shows in India. Can’t wait!!!”
The Nokia Alive event (orchestrated by Overture) will also mark the first appearance for renowned vocalist, Daniel Tompkins (ex-Tesseract), with SKYHARBOR…after he recently completed vocal work on the band’s stunning debut album, “Blinding White Noise: Illusion & Chaos”, released worldwide via BASICK last month. Tompkins had the following to say about the show, “I’m extremely honoured to be coming back to India…this time with SKYHARBOR!!!! To be supporting LAMB OF GOD, as part of their world tour, is a total privilege. We worked incredibly hard on ‘Blinding White Noise’ & this may be the only opportunity we get to showcase “Illusion” LIVE in its entirety…so I (for one) – cannot wait!”
Tickets for this exclusive event can be booked here: http://in.bookmyshow.com/concerts/lamb-of-god/
SKYHARBOR’s debut album “Blinding White Noise: Illusion & Chaos” was recently released in North America via Prosthetic/Sony RED, & throughout the rest of the world via BASICK/ADA.
Find out more information about SKYHARBOR – by visiting the links: