Green Jelly Return To Sacramento With Sour Diesel, Korean Fire Drill, California Riot Act & ATALA

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#SacramentoValley!! #GreenJellÿ performing Saturday May 23rd at the #BACK9 Citrus Heights be there!!!
#AllAges & only $15 at the door. $13 presale tickets available at the BACK 9 & from our #Sacramento Valley bands

Sour Diesel


Veil Of Maya, Revocation, Oceano, Gift Giver & Entheos Tour Announced


Metal Injection and Jackson Guitars – Official! present The Matriarch Tour with VEIL OF MAYA, Revocation,Oceano, Gift Giver and ENTHEOS

General Admission tickets go on sale Friday, May 1st
Check out the tour dates below!
See you on the road!


Wed/May 20 – Detroit MI @ Crofoot
Thu/May 21 – Pittsburgh PA @ Altar Bar
Fri/May 22 – Rochester NY @ Waterstreet Music Hall
Sat/May 23 – Long Island NY @ Revolution
Sun/May 24 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
Mon/May 25 – Richmond VA @ Canal Club
Tue/May 26 – Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
Wed/May 27 – Birmingham AL @ Zydeco
Thu/May 28 – Jacksonville FL @ Underbelly
Fri/May 29 – Ft Lauderdale FL @ Culture Room
Sat/May 30 – Tampa FL @ State Theater
Tue/Jun 02 – El Paso TX @ Mesa Music Hall
Wed/Jun 03 – Tucson AZ @ The Rock
Thu/Jun 04 – Las Vegas NV @ Hard Rock
Sat/Jun 06 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
Sun/Jun 07 – Portland OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
Mon/Jun 08 – Seattle WA @ Studio Seven
Thu/Jun 11 – Calgary AB @ The Republik
Fri/Jun 12 – Edmonton AB @ The Pawn Shop
Sat/Jun 13 – Regina SK @ The Exchange



Interview: Richard Patrick of Filter


Amb Pirate chats with Richard Patrick of FILTER 03/09/13 @ Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, California

FILTER perform their cult hit “Welcome To The Fold 03/09/13 @ Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, California

FILTER frontman Richard Patrick says that the “biggest enabler” for former STONE TEMPLE PILOTS singer Scott Weiland are the STP fans who refuse to embrace the band’s new vocalist, LINKIN PARK frontman Chester Bennington.

Patrick, who in 2005 formed a short-lived band called ARMY OF ANYONE with Robert and Dean DeLeo of STONE TEMPLE PILOTS, defended STP’s decision to fire Weiland in 2013 and replace him with Bennington.

He told the web site: “Let’s look at AC/DC. Let’s look at ALICE IN CHAINS. People die. Look at how graceful the DEFTONES were with the death of Chi [Cheng, bass]. And they’re literally saying, ‘The reason why we’re more prolific is ’cause this new bass player is lighting a fire under our ass and making us work harder.’ So you can’t throw the baby out with the bathwater. You can’t throw the band away because someone just doesn’t want to ever, ever be sober. So you’re gonna let one man’s mental issues…”


SHATTERED SUN Unleash Music Video for “Hope Within Hatred” – New Album Out Tomorrow via Victory Records


SHATTERED SUN have released the music video for the pulverizing title track of their debut album, Hope Within Hatred, which will be available everywhere tomorrow via Victory Records. Pre-order the album today.

SHATTERED SUN vocalist Marcos Leal elaborated on the experience of shooting their first video, “Filming this video was kind of our first introduction to our new lives.  From the drive to Chicago, the 6:00AM wake up call, and the efforts of working non-stop for the next 14 hours, the hard work and dedication put into everything is something that’s going to shine.  We want to give our fans the best video possible.”

Hope Within Hatred is a song about overcoming tremendous adversity,” Leal explains.  “We wanted to show people with this video that sometimes the decisions we make can dig us so far down, that it would be easier to give up than fight to get out.  But we can all break through if we want it bad enough.”

SHATTERED SUN is on tour North America right now with the “Dark Roots Of Thrash II Tour” performing alongside heavy metal greats TESTAMENT and EXODUS. See below for all confirmed tour dates!


Remaining TESTAMENT, EXODUS and SHATTERED SUN “Dark Roots of Thrash II” Dates:

4/21/15   Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, KY

4/22/15   Cannery Ballroom – Nashville, TN

4/23/15   Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

4/24/15   The International – Knoxville, TN

4/26/15   Metropolitan Park – Jacksonville, FL, Welcome To Rockville Festival – NEW DATE! (Only SHATTERED SUN, morning)

4/26/15   Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL (evening)

4/28/15   The Filmore – Silver Spring, MD

4/29/15   The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY

4/30/15   Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA

5/02/15   Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH

5/24/15   AT&T Center – San Antonio, TX – River City Rockfest


FallRise To Hit The Road With The Alpha Complex And White Knuckle Riot


The landscape of Sacramento music has long evolved through time. It has seen many artists venture into a worldwide audience, and tell their story through music. FallRise is ambition of 5 artists finding their way in music, and in life.

Sammy Karlin leads the message of FallRise. The result of two transcendant eras of music throughout the 80’s and 90’s, Sammy brings a vocal range spanning Scott Weiland to Phil Anselmo to Myles Kennedy and more. He is the emotional voice for the sound that FallRise is creating, and his range allows for many elements to survive within the music. Sammy has lived FallRise, his story is one of hope and redemption. From his past he lives to inspire others through his art and his message, that all can change and become something. His lyrics are raw, simple, and thought provoking. He shares his message through music, and many have felt his words ringing true in their most desperate times.

The drive of the band lies in the guitars, with Matt Thomas and David Gorman. Sevendust disciples, Matt and Dave are students of the late 90’s Nu-Metal wave of music. They lay the foundation of FallRise with driving guitars, yet have many influences that allow a more well rounded sound unique to their own interests. Both guitarists place a premium on delivering a gut-wrenching, heavy sound in their playing. Yet their individual blend of influences lends to a dynamic within the music that continues to evolve, never satisfied. From driving riffs, to melodic clean pieces, to the signature guitar harmonies; Matt and Dave deliver the guitars a modern rock band should deliver. Rounding out the strings is bassist Anthony Grant. Born through classic rock and progressive roots, Anthony builds on the sound of FallRise with a mixture of experimental basslines and driving low end accompaniment. Never satisfied with the stereotypical “Bass player” image, he seeks to deliver more texture and depth to provide new elements to the music. Where all music must find rhythm, Ian Peterson provides that ever important percussive drive. A former guitar player in his own right, Ian found drumming through many inspirations. Shannon Larkin, Morgan Rose, Matt Halpern, Chad Szeliga and many more shaped his passion to drumming and its many layers. Always a music first player, Ian provides FallRise with the right drum pieces for the whichever message they choose to release in their music.

Pushing their way through the unforgiving terrain of the music industry, FallRise continues to work towards their vision. To inspire, to create, to express their story with the world. Through their interpretation of modern rock music, they continue to push into new ventures. Placing an imperative on live performance and fan interaction, FallRise continues to generate their own unique fan following in Sacramento and beyond. With the release of “Territories” FallRise travels into a new era of their history as both artists and people.


GWAR-B-Q 2015 ANNOUNCED – GWAR, DOWN, The Descendents, Goatwhore, The Dickies and more!


GWAR Extends Their 6th Annual GWAR-B-Q 30th Year Party to a Three Day Weekend of Events Throughout RVA, Aug 14-16
As the craziest event of the summer draws closer, more details are emerging about the GWAR-B-Q including the first round of bands confirmed to play the event! This year is an amazing milestone in GWAR’s torrid history – 30 fucking years of death, destruction and rock and fucking roll! Such an occasion demands more than just a one-day party. The Scumdogs have set forth a slew of satellite events to be held across Richmond over the three-day weekend of August 14th through 16th. GWAR fans will be busier and more fulfilled than during any time in their miserable existence! And before you even ask…Hold your horses Bohabs, ticket prices and on-sale dates will be announced soon!
In 2015 the GWAR-B-Q will be nothing short of outrageous, a wet-n-wild orgy of hard music, super cool art, and delicious food. This year’s three day birthday bash will be held, horns high, Saturday, August 15th at Hadad’s Lake (7900 Osborne Turnpike Richmond, VA 23231) in beautiful and historic Richmond, Virginia, the only city crazy enough to have produced the slaves of GWAR.

Legions of fanatical fans are expected to descend on Richmond to share in the celebration of 30 YEARS of GWAR! The event’s expansion to a full three day weekend includes the annual kick-off party, the B4BQ, swelling to two RVA venues, The National and The Broadberry, on Friday, August 14th. A new closing party, The Brutal Brunch, will be launched on Sunday, August 16th, giving destination fans an opportunity to check out the new GWARbar!
GWAR’s punk, rock, and metal obsessed followers will celebrate the outrageous antics and memories of the band’s 30 year history, and enjoy a musical lineup like no other, complete with a rare and highly anticipated performance from the Descendents, Down and The Dickies on THREE stages of devastation alongside breakthrough artists like Goatwhore, MC Chris and Dead Earth Politics, as well as hometown favorites, RPG to name a few, plus MANY MORE exciting artists to be announced soon.
Bohabs can receive discounts on weekend lodging through GWAR’s partner hotels in Richmond. Information can be found at
As always, part of the proceeds of the GWAR-B-Q go to RING DOG RESCUE, a non-profit organization dedicated to the safety and preservation of the “Pit Bull type dogs.”
This is a birthday party Bohabs cannot miss… GWAR COMMANDS IT!


Seattle’s Noise A Tron hit the road..


It’s a rare occasion that you are blown away by the layers and dynamics of a two piece band. Not that it’s a bad thing, but something (more often than not) sounds lacking. This is what makes Noise-A-Tron so unique amongst minimalist outfits. Noise-A-Tron is one drummer, Jason Bledsoe, and one bass player (who doubles on keyboard, synth and samples), Lea Bledsoe.

Jason started playing drums in 1995 in a small rural area of Indiana, and after a brief move to Washington, ended up in Florida playing with the band Bullhead. The band had recorded 2 EP’s, and in the summer of 2000, added Terror Organ bassist Lea Rudko. Lea, born in Michigan and but raised in Los Angeles, started experimenting with playing bass. At 21 Lea moved to Tampa, Florida and was the creative force behind the two piece experimental noise project Terror Organ with Angel Corpse singer/bassist Pete Helmkamp. After both bands disbanded in early 2002, Jason and Lea started playing with The Human Echo and were married in 2005. The Human Echo put out two full-length LP’s, and after several tours, called it quits in early 2009. From there the ashes of The Human Echo became Noise-A-Tron the following August.

Noise-A-Tron’s music is a sonic assault that’s both menacing and moody, yet atmospheric while still maintaining melodic sensibilities. With the lack of a vocalist it never loses any of its edge, and Lea keeps you intrigued with keyboard lines that sometimes double her bass, and other times complementing a riff or takes off in another direction entirely. The self-titled EP, released in August of 2010, is a perfect example of the bands ability to churn out abrasive riffs layered with noise and sampling, without being redundant. The band never holds on to an idea for too long, so it never wears out its welcome. After several west coast tours in 2011, the band eventually sold out of all 200 copies of the CD and began writing material for the next record in late 2012 and early 2013, and also taking the opportunity to upgrade their gear and hone the sound they wanted for the next record.
On the upcoming release Vast Arcane, the band decided to take a little different approach to recording. Recorded over several months, Vast Arcane is a more focused recording then their previous work. After tracking bass and drums at Matt Bayles’ Red Room Studios with producer Robert Cheek in April of 2013, Noise-A-Tron chose to let the record breathe more and record keyboards and samples over the next few months at his Ex-Ex Studios, also where the band practices. On top of producing and mixing the record Cheek took a more hands-on approach to the recording and helped guide the band to the final results. “He [Cheek] actually approached us early on, and asked how we’d feel about him being way more involved this time and we were cool with it,” Jason says. “The first thing he did was ask us to do a live performance of the record in the live room, then we used that as a reference to map out tracking. We referenced that with the recording, added sections, expanded parts, etc. Bob gets a lot of credit for what ended up on the record.” Lea also had Cheek’s input on some of her bass tones. “He would tweak the bass tones on every track to make it perfect, he had a sound in his head, and would search it out and find it,” she says. After that, the band handed the final mixes to Blake Bickel of Dynamic Sound Services for mastering. The end result is the bands best sounding work to date.

Live, the band is able to perfectly replicate those layers of sound. Watching the band is also an experience. Jason is a heavy hitter on the drums. He keeps things tight and solid, while Lea goes back and forth from her 8-string bass to her keyboards and mixer, constructing all the riffs and filling in all the blanks


Metal Blade Records goregrind legends, Cattle Decapitation, confirmed to headline day 1 (July 10th) of the Bay Area Death Fest!

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In English…Cattle Decapitation
The Zenith Passage
No Zodiac
Parasitic Ejaculation
Unit 731
Party Cannon
Cemetery Rapist
Stages Of Decomposition
Logistic Slauger
Paroxysmal Butchering
Embodied Torment
Impaled Offering
Wolf King