5 Bands/Artists You Should Be Following (#28)

1. The Weight

Rock from Vienna, Austria. For fans of Led Zeppelin, Grand Funk Railroad, Rival Sons, etc. The Weight is currently on tour and they released a live version of “Hammer, Cross, & Nail” in March (which you can view below).

“Trouble”

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2. Danger Escape

Alternative rock from California. For fans of Bring Me The Horizon, Thrice, Nothing More, etc. Danger Escape recently played Emo Night at Strummer’s in Fresno, and they will be at Whiskey A Go-Go with Red Jumpsuit Apparatus in May. The band released its latest single, “Dead To Me,” at the end of 2018.

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3. Hail the Hatter

Rock/Metal from Trinidad. For fans of Guns N Roses, Slash/Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators, Megadeth, etc. Hail the Hatter will be playing Grunge 3 in May, and they were a part of Dead Sea Records’ “Metal Six Pack” back in February. You can download their full album free on their website! Check out “Bone Grin” and a live version of “A.o.a.U.”

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4. Against the Waves

Melodic metalcore from Spain. For fans of early Killswitch Engage, Lamb of God, All That Remains, etc. Against the Waves is about to hit the road on the “Fight or Flee” Spanish Tour. You can visit any of their socials for dates!

“Inside”

“Radiate”

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5. House of Curses

Rock/metal from Alabama. For fans of Deftones, In Flames, Sevendust, etc. House of Curses has released their self-titled EP and are currently getting a lot of positive feedback on their song, “Lucky Stars.” They will be playing with Sons of Texas in Huntsville, AL., on May 19th.

“Lucky Stars”

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5 Bands/Artists You Should Be Following (#24)

1. Lyrx

Country/rock from Tennessee. For fans of Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Pistol Annies, etc. Lyrx just released her first single, “Take the Money.” Check it out!

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2. 3teeth

Industrial music from California. For fans of KMFDM, Bile, Nine Inch Nails, etc. 3teeth will be releasing a new album this year. For now, here’s “Atrophy” and “Pit of Fire.”

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3. Thieves and Lovers

Alternative rock from Maryland. For fans of Gin Blossoms, Tom Petty, Goo Goo Dolls, etc. Thieves and Lovers just announced that there will be a new EP released this year. Listen to “Underneath” and my personal favorite, “Long Goodnight.”

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4. NoSelf

Nu metal/alternative metal from Florida. For fans of Spineshank, Deftones, Mudvayne, etc. NoSelf is set to hit the studio soon and work on tracks from their upcoming release, Human Cyborg Relations, Ep. 2. Check out their latest videos, “Frisco” and “Casting Stones.”

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5. CLLCTV

Alternative rock from California. For fans of the softer, more melodic side of Sevendust, Three Days Grace, Incubus, etc. CLLCTV’s latest EP, Seasons, was released in February 2018. Enjoy the first single, “Summer.”

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Playlist Challenge, Day 590

Crosses — “The Epilogue”

5 Bands/Artists You Should Be Following (#16)

1. Maybe If You Hit It

A hard rock band from Florida. For fans of Pop Evil, Theory of a Deadman, Shinedown, etc. Maybe If You Hit It has recently returned to the scene and is ready to give their fans something new. In the meantime, check out “No Regrets” and “Texas Swagger.”

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2. Prescription Happiness

Industrial/dark ambient music from the UK. For fans of Nine Inch Nails, Orgy, Deftones, etc. Prescription Happiness is currently booking shows and has just gotten their merch store up and running. Listen to “Hide and Seek” and “Still Breathing.”

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3. In Vein

Hard rock/metal from Indiana. For fans of Escape the Fate, The Used, Motionless In White, etc. In Vein just released a cover of Rob Zombie’s “Meet the Creeper,” and their single “Haunt Me” can be streamed on Spotify. Here are two of my favorites, “Death Of Me” and “Behind the Curtain.”

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4. Romance & Rebellion

Alternative/pop/rock from California. For fans of early Fall Out Boy, Justin Timberlake, 5 Seconds of Summer, etc. Romance & Rebellion is currently promoting the Amps & Anthems EP. Crank up “For a Moment” and “Boys Don’t Cry (BDC).”

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5. Lindsy Says

Rock & roll from Georgia. For fans of Lynam, My Darkest Days, Sixx AM, etc. Lindsy Says is touring to promote their first CD. Here is their first single, “Hold On Me,” and a live video of them playing “Headlights.”

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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:

What I’m Listening To: Crosses

This fits with my album of the week…

I am currently listening to “Bitches Brew” by Crosses (side project of Deftones’ Chino Moreno), featured on the American Satan soundtrack. I love this song! If you haven’t heard it, enjoy!

Album of the Week: The American Satan soundtrack

The American Satan soundtrack is so ridiculously good! Seriously, I need The Relentless to actually tour. Lol. I would go see them in a heartbeat!

Weekly Focus: Deftones, Day Seven

Deftones — “Phantom Bride,” from the album Gore (2016).

Weekly Focus: Deftones, Day Six

Deftones — “Ghosts,” from the album Diamond Eyes (2010).

Weekly Focus: Deftones, Day Five

Deftones — “Kimdracula,” from the album Saturday Night Wrist (2006).