<![CDATA[Echo Asylum - News]]>Wed, 25 Apr 2018 11:52:20 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[LL Cool J to launch new SiriusXM classic hip-hop channel]]>Wed, 28 Mar 2018 14:03:21 GMThttp://echo-asylum.com/news/ll-cool-j-to-launch-new-siriusxm-classic-hip-hop-channel"Rock the Bells" Radio will allow listeners to look at, and listen to, classic Hip-Hop through the lens of current culture
NEW YORK - March 27, 2018 - SiriusXM announced today that entertainment icon LL COOL J will launch his new SiriusXM classic Hip-Hop channel on March 28 entitled LL COOL J's "Rock the Bells Radio."  
The channel will feature a wide range of classic hip-hop content, music, interviews and in-depth retrospectives curated and presented by LL, as well as other innovators of hip-hop music, including Ice Cube, Stetsasonic, Eric B. & Rakim, Snoop Dogg, Outkast, Kool Moe Dee, Public Enemy, A Tribe Called Quest, Ultramagnetic MCs, Too Short, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Canibus, Wu-Tang Clan, Run-DMC, Brand N
ubian, De La Soul, Black Moon and Ice T.
"Rock the Bells Radio" is allowing its audience to look at and listen to classic Hip-Hop through the lens of our current culture and music.
LL says, "If you wanna be a fly on the wall in the world of Classic Hip-Hop, SiriusXM's 'Rock the Bells Radio' is for you. It's where fans can come and be immersed in the music, the culture, the energy and the history of Classic Hip-Hop." LL continues, "We're gonna have great artists, legendary artists, lyricists, superstars, sex symbols. This is the place to be if you want uncut, raw, pure, classic Hip-Hop, but there's one catch-it's strictly for O.G.'s."
To help launch the channel, a special invitation-only roller skating event will take place on Wednesday, March 28 at World of Wheels in Los Angeles. The "Rock the Bells Radio" launch will be hosted by LL COOL J along with the acclaimed DJ Z-Trip; a live broadcast of the event will air at 7pm PST/10pm EST on "Rock the Bells Radio" SiriusXM Channel 43!
"Rock the Bells Radio" is named after a combination of one of LL's hit tracks, "Rock the Bells," and the title of the groundbreaking, debut album it came from, "Radio." "Rock the Bells Radio" will air on channel 43, available on satellite radios, the SiriusXM app and other connected devices.
The channel logo for LL COOL J's "Rock the Bells Radio" was created by the acclaimed and influential American contemporary street artist, Shepard Fairey, famous for creating the iconic Barack Obama "Hope" poster during the 2008 presidential campaign.
"We couldn't be more excited that LL COOL J's "Rock the Bells Radio" channel will launch live from our special Los Angeles event. SiriusXM was at the forefront of the classic hip-hop format, and with LL on board, it makes the channel that much more compelling," said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM. "With both the channel and this unique event, LL will be taking SiriusXM listeners on a hip-hop journey that can't be found anywhere else. For listeners looking for the origins and influences of today's burgeoning hip-hop culture, they need only turn to LL Cool J's "Rock the Bells Radio" to hear it. LL will make the channel feel as current and alive as today's music with stellar presentation, surprising programming choices, and new cuts from classic artists."
LL COOL J is an entertainment icon who has achieved great success crossing into multiple mediums. A Kennedy Center Honoree, two-time GRAMMY® Award winner, recording artist, actor, author, NAACP Image Award winner, entrepreneur and philanthropist, LL displays his wide range of talents with every project.  
LL COOL J's "Rock the Bells Radio" is the latest SiriusXM channel created with iconic and leading artists, including Diplo's Revolution, Eminem's Shade 45, Bruce Springsteen's E Street Radio, The Beatles Channel, Jimmy Buffett's Radio Margaritaville, Garth Brooks' The Garth Channel, Willie Nelson's Willie's Roadhouse, Kenny Chesney's No Shoes Radio, Tom Petty Radio, Pearl Jam Radio, B.B. King's Bluesville, Elvis Radio, Siriusly Sinatra, and Ozzy Osbourne's Ozzy's Boneyard.
SiriusXM subscribers will be able to listen to LL Cool J's "Rock the Bells Radio," channel 43, on SiriusXM radios, and those with streaming access can listen online, on-the-go with the SiriusXM mobile app and at home on a wide variety of connected devices including smart TVs, Amazon Alexa devices, Apple TV, PlayStation, Roku, Sonos speakers and more. Go towww.SiriusXM.com/streaming to learn more.
<![CDATA[SLAYER Talks About Fall Tour]]>Fri, 12 Aug 2016 18:49:09 GMThttp://echo-asylum.com/news/slayer-talks-about-fall-tour

Talk About Fall Tour on New Video Clip

LOS ANGELES, CA - August 12, 2016 -- SLAYER has just released a brand new video clip with Tom Araya and Kerry King talking about the band's upcoming Fall tour of North America.  Fellow Big Four members Anthrax will Special Guest, and Death Angel will support.
Check the clip out here - tour dates are below.
  9   Jacob's Pavilion, Cleveland, OH
10   Freedom Hill Amphitheatre, Detroit, MI
12   Sound Academy, Toronto, ON
13   Metropolis, Montreal, PQ
15   Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA
17   Revolution Rock Fest., Mashantucket, CT
18   Rock Allegiance Festival, Chester, PA
20   Egyptian Room, Indianapolis, IN
22   The Pageant, St. Louis, MO
24   Houston Open Air Festival, Houston
25   Knotfest, Devore, CA
27   Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL
28   Fillmore, Miami, FL
30   Horseshoe Casino Tunica, Tunica, MS
 1   Louder Than Life Festival, Louisville, KY
 3   Norva, Norfolk, VA
 5   Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA
 7   Gas Monkey Live, Dallas, TX
 8   ACL at the Moody Theatre, Austin, TX
10   Fillmore, Denver, CO
11   The Complex, Salt Lake City, UT
13   The Wilma Theatre, Missoula, MT
17   ENMAX Centre, Lethbridge, AB
19   S. Okanagan Cvents Centre, Penticton, BC
20   Abbotsford Centre, Abbotsford, BC
22   Aftershock Festival, Sacramento, CA
23   Reno Events Center, Reno, NV 
27   El Paso County Coliseum, El Paso, TX**
For more than three decades, Slayer's onslaught has proven the band to be the supreme thrash-metal band on the planet, the band that other heavy acts are measured against and aspire to. The two-time Grammy-winners have also accumulated an abundance of certified Gold Albums along with "Best..." awards from media outlets all over the world, including Kerrang!SPINMetal HammerRevolver, and Esquire.  Throughout Slayer's history, the band has never faltered in unleashing its extreme and focused sonic assault, and, unlike many of its contemporaries who "commercialized" their sound, Slayer has remained crushing and brutal, steadfastly refusing to cater to the mainstream.  Slayer's founding member, guitarist Jeff Hanneman passed in 2013, and Exodus guitarist Gary Holt has been filling in for him since.  Paul Bostaph, who was Slayer's drummer from '94 - '01, has rejoined bassist/vocalist Tom Araya and guitarist Kerry King, and is back behind the kit.  
In September 2015, Slayer released Repentless, the band's 12th studio album, the first without Hanneman and first with producer Terry Date, to widespread rave reviews and the highest chart debut of the band's career. The band also teamed up with director BJ McDonnell for two high-concept and brutal music videos for the album's "Repentless" (9.5-million views) and then for  "You Against You." (4.2-million views).

<![CDATA[ACT OF DEFIANCE Announces US Headlining Tour Plus Select Dates With Killswitch Engage And Hellyeah  ]]>Wed, 10 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMThttp://echo-asylum.com/news/act-of-defiance-announces-us-headlining-tour-plus-select-dates-with-killswitch-engage-and-hellyeah
Following an extensive North American tour this past May and June, ACT OF DEFIANCE is ready to return to the road this Fall, headlining shows across the US. Additionally, the band will appear with Killswitch Engage and Hellyeah on select dates. See below for all upcoming shows.

9/14/2016 Metro Bar - Salt Lake City, UT
9/15/2016 The Mesa Theater - Grand Junction, CO
9/16/2016 Marquis - Denver, CO
9/17/2016 The Riot Room - Kansas City, MO
9/19/2016 Basement East - Nashville, TN
9/20/2016 The Cone Denim - Greensboro, NC *
9/21/2016 Mavericks at the Landing - Jacksonville, FL *
9/22/2016 Varsity Theatre - Baton Rouge, LA *
9/24/2016 Backbooth - Orlando, FL
9/25/2016 Masquerade - Atlanta, GA   
9/27/2016 Brauer House - Lombard, IL
9/28/2016 Vaudeville Mews - Des Moines, IA
9/29/2016 Anthem @ Hard Rock - Sioux City, IA *
9/30/2016 Silver Dome Ballroom - Neillsville, WI
10/02/2016 Our Place Tavern - Bismarck, ND
10/03/2016 Pub Station - Billings, MT
10/04/2016 The Falls - Idaho Falls, ID
10/06/2016 Fulton 55 - Fresno, CA
10/07/2016 Thee Parkside - San Francisco, CA
10/08/2016 Complex - Glendale, CA
10/09/2016 Slidebar - Fullerton, CA (free show!)
10/11/2016 Bunkhouse Saloon - Las Vegas, NV
10/12/2016 Rebel Lounge - Phoenix, AZ
10/13/2016 House of Blues - San Diego, CA **
* w/ Hellyeah
** w/ Killswitch Engage 

ACT OF DEFIANCE - featuring Chris Broderick (ex-Megadeth), Shawn Drover (ex-Megadeth), Matt Bachand (Shadows Fall, Times Of Grace), and Henry Derek (Scar The Martyr) - is touring in support of their recently released full-length, Birth And The Burial. The record was commended by Terrorizer for delivering a, "perfectly produced, super slick slice of savage, technical modern thrash," while Powerplay hailed sounds that are sure to, "destroy your eardrums, as they are uncompromising and unrelenting metal at its very best." To preview and purchase Birth And The Burial, visit: metalblade.com/actofdefiance. 
<![CDATA[LAMB OF GOD Reveals New Music Video for "Embers", Latest Single from 'VII: Sturm Und Drang']]>Tue, 09 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMThttp://echo-asylum.com/news/lamb-of-god-reveals-new-music-video-for-embers-latest-single-from-vii-sturm-und-drangLAMB OF GOD Reveals New Music Video for "Embers", Latest Single from VII: Sturm Und Drang
Read Guitarist Mark Morton's Op-Ed & Watch "Embers" Now, Exclusively via Vice/Noisey
Last summer, internationally-renowned heavy rock band LAMB OF GOD released their latest Grammy-nominated full-length album, VII: Sturm Und Drang, which includes the emotive anthem "Embers" featuring Deftones vocalist Chino Moreno.
In order to further illustrate the story behind "Embers", LAMB OF GOD has revealed the official music video for the track. The video is directed by Zev Deans, also recognized for directing videos for Ghost, Behemoth, Chelsea Wolfe, and others.

Watch the "Embers" Video and Read a Personal Op-Ed by Mark Morton via Vice/Noisey Here
LAMB OF GOD will perform in their hometown on August 20th at Gwar BQ 2016 in Richmond, VA. Tickets are available here
VII: Sturm Und Drang landed a #2 first week debut on the Billboard U.S. Top Current Albums chart, #3 on the Top 200, and #1 on both the Rock Album and Hard Rock Album charts. Get your copy of VII: Sturm Und Drang here: Lamb-of-God.com | iTunes Amazon Google Play
LAMB OF GOD is Randy Blythe (vocals), Mark Morton (guitar), Willie Adler (guitar), John Campbell (bass), and Chris Adler (drums).
For more information about LAMB OF GOD, please visit:
<![CDATA[Coheed and Cambria announce "The Color Before The Sun: Deconstructed Deluxe" re-release | due 8/19]]>Tue, 09 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMThttp://echo-asylum.com/news/coheed-and-cambria-announce-the-color-before-the-sun-deconstructed-deluxe-re-release-due-819Coheed and Cambria announce digital album re-release:
 "The Color Before The Sun" (Deconstructed Deluxe) 
available August 19 via 300 Entertainment

+ upcoming tour w/ Saves The Day and Polyphia
photo credit: Manuel Casanova
Coheed and Cambria are pleased to announce today a special "Deconstructed Deluxe" edition of their eighth studio album, The Color Before The Sun, due for digital release on August 19 via 300 Entertainment.

The 30 track presentation features the original album's 10 songs, both in the studio, and in their early acoustic demo form, as well as two bonus demos that were never recorded in the studio. The demos, called, "Big Beige/4th St," were named after band frontman, Claudio Sanchez's home, "The Big Beige" in upstate NY as well as his old apartment in Brooklyn, "4th Street" - since he wrote and tracked them in each residence. These acoustic demo tracks had previously only been made available to core fans who purchased the band's Limited Edition Deluxe Box set, which featured a 76 page physical book.  Also included in "Deconstructed" are 7 live "bootleg" tracks pulled straight from the soundboard from various dates on their recent US headline tour, that expose a very raw look at the band. 

Coheed and Cambria's ten song album, The Color Before The Sun was released in October 2015 via 300 Entertainment, marking a bold departure for the NY-based band. It was their first non-conceptual album, pausing the beloved The Amory Wars, a seven-album science fiction saga that also bore a comic book empire, in favor of a more personal outing.  "It's very much a time capsule of the two years leading up to this recording," Claudio Sanchez said. "I first created The Amory Wars in 1998 because at the time, I was afraid to share my personal stories. I didn't want them or the subject matter to be judged, so I translated my personal experiences into these fictitious characters and landscapes so I could hide behind them. With The Color Before the Sun, I figured it was time to pull back the curtain."

Rolling Stone declared The Color Before The Sun "a dramatic departure," Noisey said the new album proves "there are no boundaries for a Coheed and Cambria album" and Alternative Press, in a four-star review, added "the album pops and pulsates with signature Coheed wails and riffs." The Nerdist, who premiered the band's ode to the '80s video for "You Got Spirit, Kid", said the new music "features much of what has made Coheed and Cambria a force for the last two decades."

The Color Before The Sun was Coheed and Cambria's 6th consecutive Top 10 Billboard charting album, and their third to debut at #5 on the Billboard top current chart with 32,000 units sold. The record is available now via 300 Entertainment and can be purchased on  iTunes, Amazon and GooglePlay. 

Coheed and Cambria will be on the road in The States this Fall, on a massive tour with Saves The Day and Polyphia.  Kicking off in Seattle this September, the tour takes the band through U.S. markets including a sold out show in Sacramento,  Chainfest in Santa Ana, CA (with Portugal the Man and Title Fight), a handful of stops in Canada and closing out with an already sold out show at Starland Ballroom in New Jersey.

The band will also be touring through the UK this August, appearing at Leeds and Reading Festival, with additional dates with La Dispute and mewithoutYou.
The Color Before The Sun (Deconstructed Deluxe) track list:
1. Island
2. Eraser
3. Colors
4. Here To Mars
5. Ghost
6. Atlas
7. Young Love
8 . You Got Spirit, Kid
9. The Audience
10. Peace To The Mountain  

Big Beige / 4th St Demos:
11. Island 
12. Eraser 
13. Colors 
14. Here To Mars
15. Ghost
16. Atlas 
17. Young Love
18. You Got Spirit, Kid 
19. The Audience
20. Peace To The Mountain
21. Bridge and Tunnel (Bonus Demo)
22. Fangs of the Fox (Bonus Demo)

Soundboard Bootlegs:
23. Island  (Jannus Live - St. Petersburg FL 03/12/16)
24. In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth (Revention Center - Houston TX 03/17/16)
25. Blood Red Summer (Tabernacle - Atlanta, GA 03/14/16)
26. Devil in Jersey City (Marquee Theatre - Tempe, AZ 03/21/16)
27. Everything Evil (Jannus Live - St Petersburg, FL 03/12/26)
28. Key Entity Extraction V: Sentry the Defiant (Marquee Theatre - Tempe, AZ 03/21/16)
29. Here To Mars (Jannus Live - St Petersburg, FL 03/12/16)
30. The Audience (Revention Center - Houston, TX 03/17/16)

Upcoming U.S. Tour Dates:
with Saves The Day, Polyphia

09/13 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
09/14 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
09/16 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades – SOLD OUT
09/17 – Santa Ana, CA – Chain Fest 
09/18 – Tucson, AZ – The Rialto Theatre 
09/20 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater 
09/21 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater
09/23 – Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre
09/24 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
09/25 – Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall
09/27 – Austin, TX – Stubb's Waller Creek
09/28 – New Orleans, LA – The Civic Theatre
09/30 – Gainesville, FL – The Forum
10/01 – North Myrtle Beach, SC – HOB
10/02 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
10/04 – Knoxville, TN – The Mill & Mine
10/05 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theater
10/07 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
10/08 – Grand Rapids, MI – Orbit Room
10/09 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater
10/11 – Toronto, ONT – Sound Academy
10/12 – Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
10/14 – Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theatre
10/15 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom – SOLD OUT 

<![CDATA["The Depression Sessions" in-studio video #2 released]]>Mon, 08 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMThttp://echo-asylum.com/news/the-depression-sessions-in-studio-video-2-released
"The Depression Sessions" in-studio video #2 released

In December of 2015, three bands with three different stylistic approaches to aggressive music, but a common outlook on the world, came together to create a collective piece of work - The Depression Sessions. Those three bands were THY ART IS MURDER, THE ACACIA STRAIN and FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY and on August 12, Nuclear Blast Entertainment will release the results of this experience both digitally and on limited edition vinyl.

Today, the second in-studio video chronicling the making-of this release can be seen here.

THE ACACIA STRAIN recently made the track "Sensory Deprivation" available for download on all major digital music platforms. Receive the song, along with "They Will Know Another" by THY ART IS MURDER, as an instant download now when you pre-order the album digitally via iTunes and Amazon

Check out this lyric video for the first single "They Will Know Another" by THY ART IS MURDER, here. The song, as well as their cover of RAMMSTEIN's "Du Hast", are the last pieces of music the band recorded before the departure of vocalist of CJ McMahon

The Depression Sessions was produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Will Putney. All the bands tracked in December 2015 at Graphic Nature Audio in Belleville, NJ. Cover art was created by Dan Bradley with a layout by Forefathers.

The Depression Sessions track listing: 
1. Thy Art Is Murder - They Will Know Another
2. The Acacia Strain - Sensory Deprivation
3. Fit For An Autopsy - Flatlining
4. Thy Art Is Murder - Du Hast (RAMMSTEIN cover)
5. The Acacia Strain - Black Hole Sun (SOUNDGARDEN cover)
6. Fit For An Autopsy - The Perfect Drug (NINE INCH NAILS cover)

Pre-order your digital version on Amazon, iTunes, Google Play.

More on The Depression Sessions here:
The making-of part 1 https://youtu.be/E61yjRWKAlE

<![CDATA[Burn It Up Announce New Album 'Toys' & Release New Song/Video "Affluenza"]]>Mon, 08 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMThttp://echo-asylum.com/news/burn-it-up-announce-new-album-toys-release-new-songvideo-affluenza
Burn It Up (formerly Mrs Skannotto) have announced their new album Toys, scheduled for release on October 14th.
You can check out the first single / music video, titled "Affluenza" on YouTube.
And in celebration of the new album announcement, the band is offering a free download of the first single (download on Bandcamp here).

Burn It Up have announced a few shows, including an appearance with Big D & The Kids Table, as well as a spot on the Rochester Fringe Festival lineup. Stay tuned for fall tour dates.
Upcoming Shows:
8/10 Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place w/ Keep Flying
8/12 Rochester, NY @ Three Heads Brewing
9/14 Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar w/ Big D & the Kids Table
9/24 Rochester, NY @ Rochester Fringe Festival

Toys Track Listing:
1. 101
2. Fire Man
3. Affluenza
4. Heartbeat
5. Name
6. Don't Drink The Wine
7. Time Capsule Overdose
8. Grow
9. Salo
10. Resistance Is Fatal
About Burn It Up:
Fusing elements of alternative rock, reggae, punk and ska, Rochester, NY's Burn It Up is a band that is hard to classify. The 6-piece's distinct sound reflects the eclectic musical backgrounds and styles of each band member and their shared influences such as The Police, Sublime, RX Bandits and Goldfinger.
Vocalist Joe Harmon explains, "We spend a lot of time trying to explore the boundaries of what genres like ska, reggae, rock and punk can do, mixing in elements of jazz, funk, and classic and progressive rock. We all have a wide range of tastes and influences, and bring those influences in to the writing process and our performances."
Formed by members of club favorite Mrs. Skannotto, which went on to release three full-lengths and tour with the likes of Less Than Jake, Mad Caddies, Reel Big Fish, The Toasters, Flatfoot 56, and A Wilhelm Scream, Burn It Up have announced their new album Toys will be released independently on October 14, 2016.
Fans of Mrs. Skannotto will be pleased to know that this new incarnation of the band will pick up where it left off on 2014's Outlier LP.
"The focus is on tight compositions, and further developing new ground explored on the last album," says bassist Dan Carter. "The music itself is different. We keep evolving musically."
Burn It Up is:
Joe Harmon - vocals
Mike Frederick - guitars
Dan Carter - bass
Justin Lloyd - trumpet
Evan Dobbins - trombone
Alex Bochetto - drums

<![CDATA[DIRTY HEADS ANNOUNCE FALL TOUR DATES; PRE-SALE BEGINS WEDNESDAY AUGUST 10!]]>Mon, 08 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMThttp://echo-asylum.com/news/dirty-heads-announce-fall-tour-dates-pre-sale-begins-wednesday-august-10PRE-SALE BEGINS WEDNESDAY AUGUST 10!


"...their fifth studio album is bringing them a new level of visibility." – The Today Show
"...a killer new album" –Noisey/Vice
"The California-based act have refined their blend of hip-hop, reggae and rock to
present their most polished release yet." –Alternative Press
"Lead track "That's All I Need" is a hooky, feel-good affair which plants one foot into the mainstream, and the other in retro-world."—Billboard
NEW YORK, NY,  AUGUST 8, 2016—Fresh off their National Morning TV debut, performing "That's All I Need" on NBC's The Today Show (Watch it HERE), DIRTY HEADS have announced a 23-date Fall tour, kicking off October 7 in Atlanta, GA at The Masquerade. The tour, which follows the band's Summer tour with Sublime with Rome and a performance at Life is Beautiful festival in Las Vegas, Sept. 23-25 will hit markets along the east coast, across Canada, and commence in Northern California (see full dates below). Alternative bands, RDGLDGRN and New Beat Fund will serve as support on the North American trek.
Fans can get jumpstart on tickets, Wednesday August 10 (10am local time), with the release of a special code on DIRTY HEADS' socials.  Venue pre-sale begins Thursday, August, 11 (10am local time) and tickets will go on-sale to the general public at 10am local time on Friday, August 12.
DIRTY HEADS' self-titled 5th studio album, released July 15 via Five Seven Music, debuted at #1 on the Independent Label Albums Chart and #2 on the Alternative and Rock Charts. Their current smash, "That's All I Need" is currently Top 15 at Alternative Radio.
1. That's All I Need
2. The Truth
3. Doesn't Make You Right
4. Feeling Good
5. Under The Water
6. Too Cruel
7. Oxygen
8. Red Lights
9. Smoke & Dream
10. Moon Tower
11. Realize It

Fri, Oct 7, 2016AtlantaGAThe Masquerade
Sat, Oct 8, 2016Myrtle BeachSCHouse Of Blues
Sun, Oct 9, 2016RaleighNCThe Ritz
Tue, Oct 11, 2016NorfolkVAThe NorVa
Wed, Oct 12, 2016RichmondVAThe National
Fri, Oct 14, 2016New HavenCTToad's Place
Sat, Oct 15, 2016ProvidenceRILupo's Heartbreak Hotel
Sun, Oct 16, 2016NorthamptonMAPearl Street
Tue, Oct 18, 2016PortlandMEState Theatre
Sat, Oct 22, 2016Clifton ParkNYUpstate Concert Hall
Sun, Oct 23, 2016TorontoONPhoenix Concert Theatre
Wed, Oct 26, 2016HuntingtonNYParamount Theatre
Fri, Oct 28, 2016King of PrussiaPAValley Forge Casino - The Venue
Sat, Oct 29, 2016PittsburghPAThe Rex
Sun, Oct 30, 2016ClevelandOHHouse Of Blues
Wed, Nov 2, 2016OmahaNESokol Auditorium
Thu, Nov 3, 2016MinneapolisMNMill City Nights
Fri, Nov 4, 2016WinnipegMBGarrick Centre
Sun, Nov 6, 2016EdmontonABUnion Hall
Mon, Nov 7, 2016CalgaryABMacewan Hall Ballroom
Tue, Nov 8, 2016SpokaneWAKnitting Factory
Fri, Nov 11, 2016ChicoCASenator Theatre
Sat, Nov 12, 2016SacramentoCAAce Of Spades
Order tickets to the Tour via  http://www.dirtyheads.com/tour
Formed in 2003 out of Huntington Beach, CA, DIRTY HEADS –Jared Watson (vocals), Dustin "Duddy B" Bushnell (vocals/guitar), Jon Olazabal (percussion), Matt Ochoa (drums) and David Foral (bass) released their debut album, Any Port In A Storm in September of 2008, which features the RIAA certified gold track "Lay Me Down," a song that spent 11 weeks at #1 on the Billboard alternative chart, more than any single that year by any other artist. DIRTY HEADS' most recent release Sound Of Change turned heads upon its July 2014 release, with Esquire saying "Sound of Change is brimming with the kind of catchy hooks that keep you plugged in for both their complex tones and cheerful breakdowns... we want seconds of whatever this pop/dance/rap hybrid is serving up."  The album debuted at #8 in the Billboard Top 200 chart and its first single, "My Sweet Summer", was a #3 hit at alternative radio. DIRTY HEADS marks the bands fifth studio album, out July 15th, 2016, which debuted at #1 on the Independent Label Albums Chart and #2 on the Alternative and Rock charts.
<![CDATA[METAL ALLEGIANCE Release New Trailer For Fallen Heroes EP!]]>Mon, 08 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMThttp://echo-asylum.com/news/metal-allegiance-release-new-trailer-for-fallen-heroes-ep
METAL ALLEGIANCE released the 3rd trailer in support of their upcoming special EP, entitled Fallen Heroes, which is set to be release on August 12, 2016. Mark Menghi is featured on the video talking about how the EP came into fruition. Check it out on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel!

Mark Menghi comments, "We got pissed. We got upset. We got angry. Just because our heroes were leaving us. The people that inspired us to pick up instruments, to write music are no longer with us... that is where this came from."

If you missed any of the previous trailers, please see below:
Trailer 1 - Alex Skolnick discusses the loss of the 3 legends as well as how the songs were chosen. 
Trailer 2 - Alissa White-Gluz chats about her vocal cover of "Life In The Fast Lane" by The Eagles

Fallen Heroes pays homage to the 3 legends - Lemmy Kilmister, David Bowie, and Glenn Frey - who impacted not just their lives but the world as well. The EP will be available for pre-order both digitally and in an exclusive bundle.

The package will include a t-shirt (2 options will be available), a digital download of the album and a 12" x12" lithograph of the album cover (See images below). Order your bundle here: www.districtlines.com/metal-allegiance

Pre-order your copy of Fallen Heroes via iTunes and receive "Iron Fist" as an instant grat now!

Below is the track list for Fallen Heroes:
1. Iron Fist featuring Troy Sanders
2. Suffragette City featuring Mark Osegueda
3. Life In The Fast Lane featuring Alissa White-Gluz
  • Guitar: Alex Skolnick
  • Bass: Mark Menghi
  • Drums: Mike Portnoy
Pre-order your Fallen Heroes bundle here: https://www.districtlines.com/metal-allegiance

Or digitally here: radi.al/FallenHeroes

Recorded at Conclave Studios in New York City, Fallen Heroes was produced by Mark Menghi, Mike Portnoy, and Alex Skolnick. The album was mixed by Jay Ruston in Los Angeles, CA and mastered at Sterling Sound in New York City by Ted Jensen. The initial sketch of the artwork was created by Mark Menghi and Stephen Thompson (Anthrax) and was later finalized by Marcelo Vasco (Slayer).

METAL ALLEGIANCE took the news of Lemmy's passing very hard as the bands very first gig was on Motörhead's first Motörboat cruise. It was on that boat where the idea to write a record together and carry the MA flag as a brand/band rather than a sporadic, special event show... all of us in MA are humbly grateful for the opportunity that team Motörhead gave us.

In late 2015, the band scheduled a West Coast string of intimate club dates with a stop as the world-famous Whisky A Go-Go. The year concluded with the band heartbroken saying goodbye to their beloved friend. They later found out that his funeral and memorial services would be held the day of their performance. The band was asked by their tour agent who is also Motörhead's agent, Lemmy's management, close friends of his, and the owner of the Rainbow & Whisky to incorporate a tribute which of course, they obliged. The day of their performance, Sunset Blvd. was shut down and their bus was parked on a street filled with tears, madness, partiers and a sea of mourning metal heads. They said goodbye to their friend that evening with help from Motörhead drummer Mikkey Dee amongst a ton of other special guests.

The next day they played their final show at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco. Mid-set they were informed that David Bowie had passed. Mark Menghi comments, "I remember coming off stage to trade bass duties with David Ellefson (we would rotate songs) and he stopped me, looked me and Osegueda in the eyes and said 'Dude, Bowie just passed away.' Literally in mid-set we got that news. I looked at Mark and he was in tears. Not even a minute later, he was on stage telling the Bay area crowd of the news he just learned. I turned to the side and looked over at Mike Portnoy and he just had his head down with his hands over his head trying to comprehend what Mark was saying. The next few songs was our Lemmy tribute and tears rolled off all of our eyes while paying tribute to one while learning of the passing of another."

METAL ALLEGIANCE is performing at Bloodstock on August 14th but before they leave the U.S. they are teaming up with Loudwire for a very special warm up performance. The night will include the band playing their Bloodstock set list which consists of specially selected covers along with METAL ALLEGIANCE original music. The band will later pay tribute to 2016 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductees, DEEP PURPLE by performing "Made In Japan" now dubbed "Made In Brooklyn" in it's entirety.This makes the night at Saint Vitus extra noteworthy as DEEP PURPLE were inducted in Brooklyn. 

For this special night, the band will consist of Mark OseguedaRon "Bumblefoot" Thal, Alex Scholnick, and Mark Menghi!

Recently, the band released an exclusive video announcing the drummers for their show at St. Vitus. Joining the band will be no other than former Amon Amarth drummer Fredrik Andersson and Kenny Grohowski,of death metal outfits Imperial Triumphant and Pyrrhon. Head to Loudwire to watch the full video.

Check out the show trailer on the Metal Allegiance YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/Q6P8AJn-xgU
Don't miss your chance to catch the METAL ALLEGIANCE brethren doing what they do best – playing some heavy metal music!  Joining the band for the night is CHAINS OVER RAZORS who opened for the recent Destination (Almost) East Coast tour as well as MARTYRD and MAGUS BEAST!

General admission tickets can be purchased on Ticketfly.com.

VIP packages that include a ticket, a meet & greet with the band, early entry into the show, an exclusive tee, a poster, and VIP laminate are now available for sale at ticketspin.com/metal-allegiance

Stemming from an initial idea in 2011, METAL ALLEGIANCE was born as a way to unite a collection of hard rock and heavy metal's most notable musicians in a setting born under one ideal- a love of music and performing. In 2015, that ideal still holds true and has become the foundation for everything METAL ALLEGIANCE; furthered with the release of the upcoming debut album. While the lineup may change, the passion, the energy and the emotion all remain the same. METAL ALLEGIANCE is more than just a record or a concert, it's an experience and a lifestyle.

<![CDATA[FREYA: Metal Outfit Featuring Members Of Earth Crisis, Soilwork, Megadeth To Release Grim LP Via Fast Break! Records]]>Mon, 08 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMThttp://echo-asylum.com/news/freya-metal-outfit-featuring-members-of-earth-crisis-soilwork-megadeth-to-release-grim-lp-via-fast-break-records
Fast Break! Records has confirmed the label's first release for long-running Syracuse-based metal outfit, FREYA, announcing the September unveiling of the band's Grim LP.
Fortified by the sidewinding winds and mercurial lakes of the land with the largest sinking mall, FREYA stands as an immovable heavy metal monolith. Giant serpentine guitar riffs tightly coil around vast passages of tension and melody, creating the band's upcoming fifth studio full-length, Grim. Expanding upon the thematic scope of their previous release, Paragon Of The Crucible, their latest installment derives inspiration from the historical origins of Grimm folktales. Grizzled veteran founding frontman, Karl Buechner (Earth Crisis, The Path Of Resistance) breathes life into these cautionary tales, delving deep into their macabre realities and the harsh circumstances of their genesis. Newly-recruited drummer Dirk Verbeuren (Megadeth, Soilwork), the one-man stampede of savagery, lends his machine gun percussive virtuosity to the album, his complex timing and imagination a perfect complement to the diverse riff-work of guitarists Brendon Flynn and Thom Turner.
Grim was once again mixed and mastered by Jason "Jocko" Randall at More Sound Recording Studio in Syracuse, and features the intense graphic cover artwork by FREYA's Brendon Flynn. The album will be released through Pennsylvania's Fastbreak! Records on September 30th, 2016.
See a trailer for Grim featuring the opening track "The Alchemist" now at THIS LOCATION.
Stand by for additional audio premieres, pressing info, preorders, and much more to be released in the days ahead.
Grim Track Listing:
1. The Alchemist
2. The Spectre Of The Plague
3. The Sentinel
4. Gnawing From Inside
5. Skeleton's Key
6. To Pyre With Them All
7. Hunter In The Dark
8. Swallowed Alive
9. To Burgeon Feathered Wings
10. The Silken Web
11. Eyes Of Malevolence
Since 2001, FREYA has crossed metal and hardcore audiences on stage and on record with a plethora of mind-expanding works, incorporating fantasy and reality with thunderous grooves. The band released their debut album, As The Last Light Drains, in 2003 through Victory Records, where they would remain signed for years to follow. Their second release came in the form of a split with Hoods the following year. Their second album, Lift The Curse, saw release in 2007, and its follow-up All Hail The End in 2010. Each album saw the band elevate their songwriting and delivery to no sonic territory, and expanded their fanbase into new realms of the metal underground and mainstream. 2013's Paragon Of The Crucible, saw the band lashing out harder than ever, becoming the band's most lauded LP to date within the media and band's fanbase alike. FREYA now prepares to deliver their finest works yet, with the writhing, concentrated, metallic wrath of Grim.