New Music (7/15 — 7/28)

I’m hitting the highlights of the past two weeks since I didn’t post last Sunday.

Texas Hippie Coalition: “Dirty Finger”

The All-American Rejects: “Send Her To Heaven”

Killswitch Engage: “I Am Broken Too”

Crown The Empire: “Blurry (out of place)”

Skillet: “Legendary”

Fit For An Autopsy: “Mirrors”

Imminence: “Lighthouse”

Volbeat ft. Gary Holt: “Cheapside Sloggers”

Beth Hart: “War In My Mind”

Picturesque: “Swipe”

Being As An Ocean: “Play Pretend”

Godsmack: “Under Your Scars”

Through Fire: “Medicine”

Strong Like Bull: “Live While You Can”

Slipknot: “Solway Firth”

Bullet For My Valentine: “Piece Of Me”

Prznt: “Codeine Dreams”

Havens: “Stranger”

The Chainsmokers & Illenium ft. Lennon Stella: “Takeaway”

Kenzie: “HOT”

Wolves at the Gate: “Drifter”

brokeNCYDE: “Bout It”

Saint Asonia ft. Sully Erna: “The Hunted”

Alter Bridge: “Pay No Mind”

Justin Symbol (aka Star Daddy) ft. VoKillz & Angel Nightmare: “Trash Fire”

Sköld: “Small World”

Lacuna Coil: “Layers Of Time”

Wednesday 13: “Decompose”

Of Mice & Men: “Earth & Sky”

Behemoth: “Sabbath Mater”

Bring Me The Horizon: “sugar honey ice & tea”

Pacific Radio: “Katie”

Imagine Dragons: “Birds”

Slaves: “Heavier”

Shadow of Intent: “Malediction”

Thy Art Is Murder: “New Gods”

Call Me Karizma: “I’m ok”

Kobra and the Lotus: “Burn!”

Stick To Your Guns: “56”

Our Future Leaders: “You’re The Void”

KXM: “War Of Words”

The 69 Eyes: “Cheyenna”

Infant Annihilator: “Three Bastards”

The Agonist: “Burn It All Down”

CeCe: “Never Be”

Demon Hunter: “The Negative”

Skynd: “Katherine Knight”

BlackRain: “Hellfire”

New Music (10/15 — 10/21)

Royal Bliss: “Hard and Loud”

Underoath: “ihateit”

Inglorious: “Where Are You Now?”

Ghost: “Dance Macabre”

Eris: “Ulterior Motives”

Jinjer: “Ape”

Myles Kennedy: “The Great Beyond”

Zombies Ate My Girlfriend: “Immolation”

Texas Metal Outlaws: “Echoes of Memory”

The Unity: “You Got Me Wrong”

Bullet For My Valentine: “Not Dead Yet”

Brainstorm: “When Pain Becomes Real”

Hollowstar: “Let You Down”

Hail Sagan: “Haterbait”

Disturbed ft. Myles Kennedy: “Sound of Silence” (Live)

Doomsday Outlaw: “Hard Times”

Bullet For My Valentine Fall Tour 2018

Bullet For My Valentine will be playing across North America in September and October. The “special guests” touring with them are yet to be announced.

Dates:

  • 9/13 – Kansas City, MO – Harrah’s Voodoo Lounge
  • 9/15 – St. Paul, MN – Myth Live
  • 9/18 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
  • 9/20 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
  • 9/21 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
  • 9/22 – Austin, TX – Emo’s
  • 9/24 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
  • 9/25 – San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theatre
  • 9/27 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
  • 9/30 – Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live
  • 10/2 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
  • 10/3 – Syracuse, NY – SI Hall
  • 10/4 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
  • 10/7 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
  • 10/9 – Wichita, KS – Cotillion Ballroom
  • 10/10 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
  • 10/12 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
  • 10/16 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues

New Music (6/4 — 6/10)

Halcyon Way: “Blame”

Threefold Maze: “Hope”

Real Friends: “From the Outside”

WSTR: “Bad to the Bone”

Bullet For My Valentine: “Letting You Go”

Unborn Generation: “Ritual”

Cane Hill: “It Follows”

Thrice: “The Grey”

Vein: “Doomtech”

PIG: “The Chosen Few”

Framing Hanley: “Puzzle Pieces”

Daughtry: “Deep End”

Auditory Armory ft. Eric Mann: “The Light That Was Lost”

Dance Gavin Dance: “Count Bassy”

Against the Waves: “As Above So Below”

Seether: “Against the Wall” (Acoustic Version)

The Bridge City Sinners: “Ashes”

Christina Aguilera ft. GoldLink: “Like I Do”

Sleeping Giant: “Preachcore Lives!”

Crossfaith: “The Perfect Nightmare”

Cast the Stone: “As the Dead Lie”

Kataklysm: “The Resurrected” (Live Video)

Badflower: “Ghost”

Sleep Token: “Jaws”

Letters From the Fire: “Naked in the Rain”

Mike Shinoda: “Ghosts”

Johnathan East: “Too Much ‘Bama in Me”

The Veer Union: “City of the Sun”

Threefold Maze: “Lost My Way”

Chino Moreno: “Brief Exchange”

Monster Truck ft. Dee Snider: “True Rocker”

The Smashing Pumpkins: “Solara”

The Night Flight Orchestra: “Lovers in the Rain”

Evanescence ft. Lindsey Stirling: “Hi-Lo”

Madball: “Rev Up”

Aversions Crown: “The Breeding Process”

Beyond the Fade: “Welcome to the Pain”

Trope: “Lambs”

Betrayer: “Embodiment”

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:

Download Festival 2018

Download Festival is happening next weekend, June 8th — June 10th. In case you haven’t already seen the lineup, here it is!

There are a lot of good bands playing, you lucky peeps! Lol. If you’re going, have fun! ❤

June 2018 Album Releases

6/1

-Ben Howard: Noonday Dream

-Owl City: Cinematic

-Roger Daltrey: As Long As I Have You

-American Aquarium: Things Change

-Beach Skulls: Las Dunas

-Def Leppard: Volume One

-The Flaming Lips: Greatest Hits, Vol. One

-Ghost: Prequelle

-MANIAC: Dead Dance Club

-Neko Case: Hell-On

-Phil Cook: People Are My Drug

-ZZ Top: Cinco No. 2, The Second Five LPs

-Jason Birmingham: No Fux Given

-Michael Ray: AMOS

-Monowhales: Control Freak

-Black Lotus: Wilted

6/2

-Killakoi: Pangea

6/8

-Tremonti: A Dying Machine

-Jorja Smith: Lost & Found

-Kanye West and Kid Cudi: Kids See Ghost

-Lily Allen: No Shame

-Lykke Li: So Sad, So Sexy

-Sheppard: Watching the Sky

-Sugarland: Bigger

-Snail Mail: Lush

-Black Sabbath: Supersonic Years (The Seventies Singles Box Set)

-Dance Gavin Dance: Artificial Selection

-Dave Matthews Band: Come Tomorrow

-Dierks Bentley: The Mountain

-Erin Rae: Putting on Airs

-Fire Down Below: Hymn of the Cosmic Man

-Mick Ronson: Beside Bowie, The Mick Ronson Story

-NeYo: Good Man

-serpentwithfeet: soil

6/15

-Christina Aguilera: Liberation

-Mike Shinoda: Post Traumatic

-Johnny Marr: Call the Comet

-Chromeo: Head Over Heels

-Melody’s Echo Chamber: Bon Voyage

-Andy Jenkins: Sweet Bunch

-Buddy Guy: The Blues Is Alive and Well

-Culture Abuse: Bay Dream

-The Darkness: Live at Hammersmith

-Dead Girls Academy: Alchemy

-Lizzy Borden: My Midnight Things

-Mayday Parade: Sunnyland

-Orange Goblin: The Wolf Bites Back

-Petal: Magic Gone

-Rebelution: Free Rein

-Sepultura: Arise (Deluxe Edition)

-Tangents: New Bodies

-Welles: Red Trees and White Trashes

-Like a Storm: Catacombs

-Letters From the Fire: Letters From the Fire

6/22

-5 Seconds of Summer: Youngblood

-Bebe Rexha: Expectations

-Panic! at the Disco: Pray for the Wicked

-The Blood Choir: Houses of the Sun

-CRAFT: White Noise and Black Metal

-Garbage: Version 2.0 (20th anniversary reissue)

-Hatchet: Dying to Exist

-Paul Rodgers: Paul Rodgers — Free Spirit — Celebrating the Music of Free

-Soulwax: Essential

-White Ring: Gate of Grief

-BrokeNCYDE: 0 to BrokeNCYDE

-City of the Weak: Pulling Teeth

-Impending Doom: The Sin and Doom, Vol. II

6/29

-Bullet For My Valentine: Gravity

-Let’s Eat Grandma: I’m All Ears

-A Delicate Motor: Fellover My Own

-Elle Belle: No Signal

-Florence and the Machine: High as Hope

-Guns ‘N’ Roses: Appetite for Destruction — Locked ‘N’ Loaded (deluxe edition)

-Graham Nash: Over the Years…

-Red Baraat: Sound the People

-Social Distortion: Live at the Roxy (Vinyl Reissue)

-Yes: Yes — The Steven Wilson Remixes

-Night Verses: From the Gallery of Sleep

-Glass Lungs: Impermanence

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

1. Fortunate Me

A hardcore/metalcore band from Idaho. For fans of Asking Alexandria, Of Mice and Men, Every Time I Die, etc. Check out their latest video below.

And the song that turned me on to them:

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2. Copper Bones

A hard rock/metal two-piece band from Florida. For fans of good rock music! I literally don’t know who to compare them to; there’s a hint of Brother Cane with a touch of an almost classic rock sound. Don’t take my word for it. Listen to “The Vulture.”

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3. January Jane

A pop/rock band from NYC. Slightly reminiscent of Fun and Maroon 5, with catchy sing-along moments, strong vocals, and music you can dance to. January Jane is currently working on new music. In the meantime, listen to “Take the Lions On.”

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4. Echo Black

A dance rock band from New York. For fans of Blaqk Audio, Blutengel, Kill Hannah, etc. I would highly suggest listening to multiple songs before forming an opinion, because these guys bring something different to the table every time. Here’s the title track from their debut album, Dawn.

And also, “Perfect,” which I just love.

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5. October Ends

A melodic metal band from the UK. For fans of All That Remains, Bullet For My Valentine, Lamb of God, etc. Check out the latest video for the track “Dismissal.”

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5 Bands/Artists You Should Be Following (#4)

After saying I would feature anyone who followed me or liked a post, I got quite the response. I love it because it’s given me a lot of good music to listen to! The result is that I’m going to start posting these blogs twice a week instead of just on Sundays.

1. Amongst Thieves

A post-hardcore band from the UK. For fans of Asking Alexandria, Bring Me the Horizon, etc. Their debut self-titled album is available now, via YouTube, Spotify, and iTunes. For a taste, check out “The Golden Ratio.”

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2. Unveil

A female-fronted dark rock band from Canada. For fans of Evanescence, The Birthday Massacre, and Halestorm. Their new album, The Deep Sleep, is available now on iTunes and on their official site.

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3. Black Rose Reception

A hard rock band from Indiana. They have a classic rock/metal vibe. For a good preview of the band, check out their ReverbNation page, and watch this…

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4. The Edge of Reason

A post-hardcore/emocore/rock band from Germany. There are definite punk vibes to go with the hard rock and melodic vocals, not unlike the latest from Asking Alexandria and Bullet For My Valentine. Their album Broken But Not Torn is available on Spotify, iTunes, Deezer, and Bandcamp. Check out “Is She Worth It?”

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5. BrokenRail

A rock band from my home state of Alabama. For fans of Breaking Benjamin, Sevendust, Shinedown, etc. BrokenRail is working on their third release. For now, give “Walk Again” a chance.

And my personal favorite, “Insanity.”

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