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”

5 Bands/Artists You Should Be Following (#12)

1. Stone Horses

An alternative rock band from Maryland. For fans of Jack White, The Black Keys, Highly Suspect, etc. Stone Horses has a show at Baltimore Soundstage on July 13th. Check out their first official video, “Reckless Ways.”

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2. Hand of the Tribe

A hard rock/metal band from Massachusetts. For fans of Sevendust, HellYeah, Godsmack, etc. Hand of the Tribe has recently been getting airplay on Rock Rage Radio. Listen to “Everything Is Love” and “Moonwalk” now.

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3. Gravitation

A hard rock, female-fronted band from North Carolina. For fans of New Year’s Day, Halestorm, Evanescence, etc. Gravitation has a few upcoming shows, the dates of which you can find on their Facebook. Here are “The Other Side” and “Breathe.”

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4. Within the Grey

A hard rock/metal band from Illinois. For fans of Breaking Benjamin, Chevelle, Five Finger Death Punch, etc. Within the Grey just released three new tracks, all of which are available on Spotify. Listen to “Take The Blame” here:

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5. Thrillchaser

An alternative pop/rock band from Rhode Island. For fans of CHVRCHES, Fun, Hozier, etc. Thrillchaser just released their debut album, A Lot Like Love. Check out the title track and “Like That.”

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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:

April 2018 Album Releases

4/2

  • EXID: Do It Tomorrow
  • Oh My Girl: Banana Allergy Monkey
  • Pentagon: Positive

4/3

  • The Boyz: The Start

4/4

  • BTS: Face Yourself
  • Winner: EVERYD4Y

4/5

  • Saba: Care For Me

4/6

  • Cardi B: Invasion of Privacy
  • Eels: The Deconstruction
  • Kali Uchis: Isolation
  • Kylie Minogue: Golden
  • Manic Street Preachers: Resistance is Futile
  • Thirty Seconds to Mars: America
  • Tina Arena: Quand tout Recommence
  • Flatbush Zombies: Vacation in Hell
  • Lil Xan: Total Xanarchy
  • Gucci Mane: Eskimo Boys, Vol. 1
  • Famous Dex: Dex Meets Dexter
  • E-40 and B-Legit: Connected and Respected
  • Royce 5’9″: Book of Ryan
  • Alison Wonderland: Awake
  • Blackberry Smoke: Find a Light
  • Bleed From Within: Era
  • David Lee Murphy: No Zip Code
  • Dusted: Blackout Summer
  • Gin Wigmore: Ivory
  • Goat Girl: Goat Girl
  • Rainbow Kitten Surprise: How to: Friend, Love, Freefall
  • Soft as Snow: Deep Wave
  • Underoath: Erase Me
  • Unknown Mortal Orchestra: Sex & Food
  • Young Galaxy: Down Time

4/13

  • Breaking Benjamin: Ember
  • Gurrumul: Djarimirri (Child of the Rainbow)
  • Tinashe: Joyride
  • Carnage: Battered, Bruised, and Bloody
  • Peewee Longway: Spaghetti Factory
  • A Place to Bury Strangers: Pinned
  • Brazilian Girls: Let’s Make Love
  • Chrome Sparks: Chrome Sparks
  • Jason Aldean: Rearview Town
  • Jim Jones: Wasted Talent
  • Mackenzie Nicole: The Edge
  • Mouse on Mars: Dimensional People
  • Settle Your Scores: Better Luck Tomorrow
  • The Damned: Evil Spirits
  • This Curse: From the Darkest of Places

4/20

  • Kimbra: Primal Heart
  • Mya: TKO (The Knock Out)
  • A Perfect Circle: Eat the Elephant
  • Pennywise: Never Gonna Die
  • Samantha Jade: Best of My Love
  • Ashley Monroe: Sparrow
  • Brothers Osborne: Port Saint Joe
  • Donovan Woods: Both Ways
  • Drinks: Hippo Lite
  • From Ashes to New: The Future
  • Lord Huron: Vide Noir
  • Old Crow Medicine Show: Volunteer
  • Post Animal: When I Think of You in a Castle
  • Smoke DZA: Not For Sale
  • TesseracT: Sonder

4/27

  • Anne-Marie: Speak Your Mind
  • Godsmack: When Legends Rise
  • Janelle Monáe: Dirty Computer
  • Kasey Chambers and the Fireside Disciples: Campfire
  • Youngboy, Never Broke Again: Until Death Call My Name
  • The Armed: Only Love
  • Boys of Fall: Chasing Lonely
  • Dr. Dog: Critical Equation
  • Giraffes? Giraffes!: Memory Lame
  • Homewrecker: Hell is Here Now
  • Sink the Ship: Persevere
  • Twin Shadow: Caer
  • Willie Nelson: Last Man Standing

Album of the Week: Godsmack’s Awake

Awake was the first album I owned by Godsmack. I was obsessed with the title track, as well as “Greed” and “Bad Magick.” (What can I say? They did very well choosing the singles from this record!)

Let’s Talk Covers (Pt. 26)

1. Static-X: “Speedway” (Elvis Presley cover)

2. Godsmack: “Rocky Mountain Way” (Joe Walsh cover)

3. Linkin Park: “Rolling in the Deep” (Adele cover)