New Music (5/27 — 6/2)

Rammstein: “Ausländer”

Kiss Kiss Bang: “Hearts On Fire”

Our Mirage: “Different Eyes”

Upon A Burning Body: “All Pride, No Pain”

Vitja: “Back”

Coheed and Cambria: “The Pavilion (A Long Way Back)”

Papa Roach: “Not The Only One”

Texas Hippie Coalition: “Moonshine”

Aesthetic Perfection ft. Richard Kruspe: “Gods & Gold”

Phantogram: “Into Happiness”

Blackbriar ft. Ulli Perhonen: “Snow White and Rose Red”

3Teeth: “Affluenza”

Cubanate: “Vortex”

Destruction: “Born To Perish”

Scott Stapp: “Face of the Sun”

Kryptos: “Afterburner”

Destrage: “Hey, Stranger!”

Vulture: “Murderous Militia”

The Amblers: “Ratty Old Mo'”

Machine Gun Kelly: “El Diablo”

Shallow Side: “Sound the Alarm”

Osatia: “Lose My Number”

Demons & Wizards: “The Gunslinger”

Synlakross: “Fatal Frame”

Keepsake ft. Alex Tovell: “Grey”

Violent New Breed ft. Howard Jones: “Bury Me”

Sublime With Rome: “Light On”

Car Bomb: “Dissect Yourself”

He Is Legend: “Burn All Your Rock Records”

Firespawn: “The Gallows End”

War of Ages: “Sulphur and Salt”

Bones UK: “Filthy Freaks”

Bloom: “Cold”

Omnimar: “Humans”

Mayday Parade: “Looks Red, Tastes Blue”

Nasty Cherry: “What Do You Like In Me”

Isotopes: “I Never Should Have Let You In”

New Music (2/18 — 2/24)

Hot Pink Satan: “Breathe”

As Within, So Without: “Departure”

Red Dragon Cartel: “Speedbag”

Shallow Side: “Sound the Alarm”

Mark Morton ft. Myles Kennedy: “Save Defiance”

Buckcherry: “Bent”

Forth: “On Top of the World”

Whitechapel: “When a Demon Defiles a Witch”

Sleepkillers: “So Low”

Inter Arma: “Stillness”

Tora Tora: “Son of a Prodigal Son”

Radkey: “P.A.W.”

Vale of Pnath: “Accursed”

Devin Townsend: “Genesis”

Mike Shinoda: “Prove You Wrong”

Another Day Dawns: “Psycho”

Overkill: “Welcome to the Garden State”

Organosyde: “Organosydic Holocaust”

Backyard Babies: “44 Undead”

Mötley Crüe ft. Machine Gun Kelly: “The Dirt (Est. 1981)”

The Damned Things: “Cells”

Enforcer: “Die For The Devil”

Dayshell: “Pressure”

The Picturebooks: “The Hands of Time”

5 Bands/Artists You Should Be Following (#21)

1. Kempo Slice

Hip hop/alternative from Alabama. For fans of Eminem, Three 6 Mafia, Logic, etc. Kempo recently released Kempin’ Ain’t Easy (download available here), and he has been hinting that new music is on the way! Check out “Gumptown Blues,” which features Mike Bama, and “They Say.”

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2. Shallow Side

Rock from Alabama. For fans of Default, Tantric, Theory of a Deadman, etc. Shallow Side released their Origins EP in July and are currently touring; you can visit their Facebook for dates. Since I’ve been a fan for a while, I am going to share two of my favorites from Shallow Side: “My Addiction” and “Out of Reach.”

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3. Firmament

Progressive/alternative rock from Ohio. For fans of The Mars Volta, Coheed & Cambria, A Perfect Circle, etc. Firmament’s first full-length album, Spirit of Place, is available on such outlets as Spotify, iTunes, and Google Play. Hear “Bilateral” and “As One Watches the Rain” now!

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4. YOU!

Alternative rock/”gunk” from London. For fans of Blur, Green Day, Radiohead, etc. YOU! is booking shows and have upcoming dates in Warwickshire and Camden. Visit their official site for a full list and updates from the band. YOU! shared their first official music video for a track entitled “Selfish” back in June. Listen to it and “A Bird’s Prey” below.

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5. State of Illusion

Rock music from South Carolina. For fans of Breaking Benjamin, 10 Years, Cold, etc. State of Illusion will be playing the Blue Ridge Rock Festival, which takes place Labor Day weekend. Their album Aphelion is available through the official page and most digital retailers. Check out “Blind” and “Find Yourself.”

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Three More Tour Announcements! Resurrection Tour + Suspence Fest + Voodoo Festival

Just wave goodbye to your extra money, concert-goers.

Resurrection Tour ft. Puddle of Mudd and Saliva (with special guests Soil, Tantric, and Shallow Side)

I’m not sure this lineup is playing for the full run, based on what I’ve been seeing. I know The Veer Union will be there for the September stretch. Here are the confirmed dates so far:

  • 8-02-18 St Paul, MN at MYTH LIVE
  • 8-05-18 Lisle, IL at BaseCamp Pub & Eatery
  • 8-08-18 Grand Forks, ND at Alerus Center
  • 8-09-18 Duluth, MN at Clyde Iron Works
  • 8-10-18 Dubuque, IA at Diamond Joe’s Casino (New Date)
  • 8-12-18 Lexington, KY at Manchester Music Hall (New Date)
  • 8-14-18 Cedar Rapids, IA at Club 5 @ U.S. Cellular Center
  • 8-16-18 Akron, OH at Akron Civic Theatre
  • 8-18-18 Reading, PA at Reverb
  • 8-24-18 Angleton, TX – Backroads Rockfest at Gary’s Icehouse (New Date)
  • 8-25-18 Midland, TX at Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center
  • 8-30-18 Newberry, SC at Newberry Opera House (New Dates)
  • 8-31-18 Greenville, SC at The Firmament (New Date)
  • 9-01-18 Concord, VA at Blue Ridge Rock Festival
  • 9-02-18 Daytona Beach, FL at Main Street Station
  • 9-07-18 Salina, KS at Tony’s Pizza Events Center (New Date)
  • 9-08-18 Kansas City, MO at Crossroads KC
  • 9-14-18 Loleta, CA at Bear River Casino & Resort (New Date)
  • 11-02-18 Florence, SC at Florence Center (New Date)

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Suspence Fest ft. Sons of Texas, Aranda, Locust Grove, Suspence, Oddfellas, and More

This rock fest is August 18th at Top o’ Texas Norris Rodeo Pavilion in Pampa, Texas.

Voodoo Festival 2018

Voodoo Fest takes place in New Orleans, October 26 – 28. This year’s lineup includes Mumford & Sons, Childish Gambino, A Perfect Circle, Arctic Monkeys, Marilyn Manson, Third Eye Blind, and more! Check out the event poster.

Let’s Talk Covers (Pt. 8)

1. Type O Negative: “Summer Breeze” (Seals and Crofts cover)

2. Shallow Side: “Renegade” (Styx cover)

I’m actually in this video!

3. Alter Bridge: “Hallelujah” (Leonard Cohen cover)

 

Weekly Focus: Shallow Side, Day Seven

Shallow Side — “Rebel,” from the album One (2016/2017).