Let’s Talk Covers (Pt. 45)

Powerman 5000: “Whip It” (Devo cover)

Amerakin Overdose: “ET” (Katy Perry cover)

Rasputina: “Bad Moon Rising” (Creedence Clearwater Revival cover)

Tour Announcements!

I woke up to several tour announcements this morning, and I am excited!

1. Starting at the end of this month, Amerakin Overdose will be bringing The Great Amerakin Tour 2018 to several cities. Here’s a full list of dates:

2. Mushroomhead is headlining the first inaugural Summer of Screams Tour. The other acts vary by date. The Browning and Psychostick will be accompanying them from 8/17 to 8/31. Kissing Candice, Unsaid Fate, and Voodoo Terror Tribe will be openers from 8/17 to 8/30. Earthcaller is on the bill from 8/31 to 9/15, and Powerman 5000 from 9/2 to 9/15.

3. Godsmack and Shinedown are extending their tour into the fall and adding Asking Alexandria to the lineup! (They have From Ashes to New during the summer.) Tickets go on sale Friday, June 8th.

Dates:

  • 9/21/2018 – Bon Secours Wellness Arena – Greenville, SC
  • 9/22/2018 – Greensboro Coliseum Complex – Greensboro, NC
  • 9/24/2018 – Von Braun Center – Huntsville, AL
  • 9/26/2018 – BancorpSouth Arena – Tupelo, MS
  • 10/2/2018 – Swiftel Center – Brookings, SD
  • 10/5/2018 – Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark – Billings, MT
  • 10/7/2018 – Spokane Arena – Spokane, WA
  • 10/9/2018 – Taco Bell Arena, Boise State University – Boise, ID
  • 10/10/2018 – Angel of the Winds Arena – Everett, WA
  • 10/11/2018 – Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum – Portland, OR

4. The lineup for Louder Than Life in Louisville, Kentucky, has been released! Bands include Avenged Sevenfold, Limp Bizkit, Breaking Benjamin, Godsmack, Shinedown, Tremonti, Black Stone Cherry, Nine Inch Nails, Deftones, Billy Idol, Asking Alexandria, Blacktop Mojo, and more. The three-day festival will take place September 28th through the 30th.

5. Cane Hill, King 810, and The Last Ten Seconds of Life are touring in July and August. Dates below:

5 Bands/Artists You Should Be Following (#6)

1. Midnight Blackout

A post hardcore/math rock band from France. For fans of Every Time I Die, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Converge, etc. You can listen to their debut EP, Hangover, on Spotify or YouTube. For a taste of what you can expect, check out “Lorenzo.”

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2. Amerakin Overdose

AOD is a mix of industrial, hard rock, metal, and even a bit of pop. They hail from Oregon. For fans of Nine Inch Nails, Mushroomhead, Static-X, etc. Amerakin Overdose will be hitting the road for a summer tour, kicking off June 29th. Here is my favorite song from them, “Letting Go.”

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3. Advocates

A hard rock/metal/post hardcore band from Australia. For fans of early Atreyu, Memphis May Fire, Blessthefall, etc. Check out “Destructive Tendencies” from 2016’s The Complex Truth.

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4. Values

A melodic metal/hardcore band from the UK. For fans of early Asking Alexandria, Mastodon, Beartooth, etc. Listen to the latest single, “Hopeless,” below!

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5. Marquis of Vaudeville

A truly unique band from Dallas. Best described as alternative/carnivalesque rock/psychedelic punk cabaret. I don’t know how to do a “for fans of,” but perhaps I can say if you liked the music from The Devil’s Carnival, or just Emilie Autumn, you’ll like Marquis of Vaudeville. I’m sharing the first song I listened to, and I highly encourage you to check out more.

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Playlist Challenge, Day 314

Amerakin Overdose feat. Waylon Reavis — “Letting Go”

Playlist Challenge, Day 263

Amerakin Overdose — “I, Alone”

Halloween Playlist 2017

It is October!!!! The weather is cooler, my football team is undefeated, and I’ve already bought some Halloween swag because, let’s be honest, it’s the best holiday. So now it’s time for my Halloween playlist. I didn’t do this last year, but I swear it will be tradition from now on.

First and foremost, I have to include some Marilyn Manson and Alice Cooper, because honestly, how can you go wrong with either?

1. Marilyn Manson: “Dope Hat”

2. M. Manson: “Tourniquet”

3. M. Manson: “The Dope Show”

4. Alice Cooper: “Some Folks”

5. Alice Cooper: “The Black Widow”

6. Alice Cooper: “Welcome to My Nightmare”

Now, there are several songs by several bands/artists I put on my previous Halloween playlist that I would still highly recommend. For instance, “Love You to Death” by Type O Negative, and The 69 Eyes’ “Velvet Touch.” You just can’t go wrong with anything that has an eerie, sexy, dark vibe to it.

This year, I have discovered a few more bands/artists I feel must be honored during October.

7. Ghost: “Square Hammer”

8. Ghost: “Missionary Man” (a cover, but I’m obsessed!)

9. Ghost: “Body and Blood”

10. The 69 Cats: “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” (another cover; still a must-have!)

11. Third Realm: “Dance Like You Wanna Die”

12. Third Realm: “Sick Mind”

13. Third Realm: “Invitation to Hell”

14. Amerakin Overdose: “Dead Girl on the Dance Floor”

15. Fever Ray: “The Wolf”

16. Levitika: “Zombie Barbie”

17. Puscifer: “The Undertaker”

18. Tim Skold: “Better the Devil”

19. Tim Skold: “Neverland”

20. Lisa Hannigan: “You Haunt Me”

21. 9 Electric: “Naked”

22. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds: “Red Right Hand”

These are simply my recent finds! Add in some Depeche Mode, London After Midnight, and Rammstein, as well. I personally love the gothic industrial genre. Or you can just throw on the Queen of the Damned soundtrack, which I love!

Weekly Focus: Amerakin Overdose, Day Seven

Amerakin Overdose — “Letting Go,” ft. Waylon Reavis, from the album The Great Amerakin Dream… (2016).

Weekly Focus: Amerakin Overdose, Day Six

Amerakin Overdose — “I Alone,” from the album The Great Amerakin Dream… (2016).

Weekly Focus: Amerakin Overdose, Day Five

Amerakin Overdose — “Cycle of Tragedy,” from the self-titled debut album (2012).

Weekly Focus: Amerakin Overdose, Day Four

Amerakin Overdose — “Love Hate Lullaby,” from the self-titled debut album (2012).