In the video below NEGATIVE APPROACH perform a full set of classics at The Blue Lamp – Sacramento, California – December 12th, 2018. Also on the bill were SICK BURN and SISSYFIT.
Negative Approach is an American hardcore punk band, formed in Detroit, Michigan in 1981. The band is considered among the pioneers of hardcore punk, particularly in the Midwest region. Like most hardcore bands, Negative Approach was little known in its day outside of its hometown. It is now idolized in the Detroit rock underground and the punk subculture, considered to be one of the elite bands of the “old school” era, and continues to be influential. Negative Approach initially broke up in 1984 with singer John Brannon moving on to the Laughing Hyenas, and later Easy Action, but the band has reformed as of 2006 and continues to tour sporadically.
The band did a brief reunion tour in the northeast United States in April 2008, performing in Brooklyn and Providence. They also played the wedding of Anal Cunt founder Seth Putnam.
New Hard Rock outfit, SLEEPKILLERS, is bursting onto the scene straight out of Jacksonville, FL with their self-titled debut album, due out January 25, 2019. With Sam Rivers (Limp Bizkit) delivering heavy, melodic bass lines and Damien Starkey’s (Puddle of Mudd, Saliva, Burn Season) haunting, passionate vocals, the group is rounded out with Bobby Amaru (Saliva) on drums and Adam Latiff (Puddle of Mudd) on guitar.
In the video below Jennifer Black caught up with Sam Rivers (LIMP BIZKIT) and Damian Starkey (PUDDLE OF MUDD) of SLEEPKILLERS @ Aftershock 2018 in Sacramento, California.
Sam Rivers on the music of SLEEPKILLERS…”Sleepkillers basically is kind of like Deftones meets Helmet meets Quicksand, A Perfect Circle, meets everything else in the world type of thing.
SPACE VACATION, the San Francisco, California (Bay area) true metal champions featuring ex-Vicious Rumors guitarist Kiyoshi Morganare have released a new animated video for the song “The Black Divide” which can be seen below.
Space Vacation lead singer / guitarist Scott Shapiro has checked in with the following comment:
This video was the brain child of Brooklyn’s own, Ryan Weibust. Ryan is an old friend of the band and also fronts the band Natur who we’ve toured with several times. I was so hyped when he agreed to do this one for us. My biggest issue with music videos is that I don’t really want to watch a band lip sync while trying to act cool in a performance based video. I want to be entertained. Most band videos are pretty boring and I hate the production process and the results are less than re-watchable no matter how well the videos are put together. It’s absolute torture for me and I don’t want to make a video for the sake of having just something to go with the record. Plus I’m not exactly 22 anymore so who wants to see some aging dudes in HD? So this time I really wanted to do something outside the box and something we wouldn’t have to actually “act” in! Boom! enter Ryan! Ryan has been animating with his company Unproduction and he agreed to do an animated video that really gets what we’re about as a band. We don’t really take ourselves too seriously and we wanted to make something that was funny and Ryan really came though! So if you like Outer Space, Star Wars, alien demons and Zelda, you should watch and then share this video! And if you dig the music, buy a copy of our latest release “Lost in the Black Divide“on cd/vinyl and help us to pay for more Marshall stacks!
“America’s Most Dangerous Kult” hits the road again this coming Spring for their STRANGE AFFAIRS Tour with Special Guest CURSE MACKEY. In support of their upcoming album, In The House Of Strange Affairs, which is scheduled to release on Valentine’s Day, the tour launches May 5th in Las Vegas, NV and winds through the South and West Coast, winding down June in as yet to be announced venues in Southern California; additional dates with be coming in October. The band has also revealed a sneak peak into their highly anticipated new LP with the single “The Chains Of Fame,” which will release digitally on New Year’s Eve.
MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT STRANGE AFFAIRS TOUR with CURSE MACKEY!
05/05 @ Beauty Bar – Las Vegas, NV
05/07 @ Metro Music Hall – Salt Lake City, UT
05/10 @ Dante’s – Portland, OR
05/11 @ The Crocodile – Seattle, WA
05/14 @ Harlow’s – Sacramento, CA
05/15 @ DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
05/16 @ The Ritz – San Jose, CA
05/28 @ 191 Toole – Tucson, AZ
05/30 @ Industry – San Antonio, TX
05/31 @ Elysium – Austin, TX
06/01 @ Numbers – Houston, TX
06/02 @ Trees – Dallas, TX
06/07 @ The Venue – Denver, CO
06/09 @ Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
06/11 @ Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
06/13 @ TBA – Southern California
06/14 @ TBA – Southern California
06/15 @ TBA – Southern California
Once again, Santa Ana’s Observatory OC (3503 S. Harbor Blvd) will host a massiveDIMEBASH, fueled by Monster Energy, on Thursday, January 24, 2019! The event will be hosted by Sirius XM’s Jose Mangin, and in addition to Monster Energy, is sponsored by Affliction, Metal Blade Records, Dean Guitars, ddrum, California’s Finest and BackBeat BBQ.
DIMEBASH will feature performances by Kill Devil Hill and Fireball Ministry, followed by an all-star jam featuring members to be announced performing Dime’s music and his favorite tunes! Stay tuned for more details.
Doors open at 7:00 PM and the all ages event starts at 8:00 PM. Tickets are available NOW via Ticketweb here
A private afterparty will take place after the main event featuring Dave Grohl’s BackBeat BBQ cooking up a monstrous feast for all in attendance, and tons of great raffle prizes will be available to win throughout the night.Details on how you can win a seat at a private afterparty table are coming soon!
For both events, all proceeds will benefit MusicCares and Guitars for Vets.
Rita Haney says, “The thing that I look forward to most about Dimebash is how it doesn’t matter if you’re up on the stage jammin’ or if your standing in the crowd – we’re all just one big bunch of fans together, here to pay our respects to the same man for the love, the laughs, and the killer tunes he created with that power groove of his! Lots of fun is had in that room on that one night – you never know the combinations of talent you’re going to see! It’s pretty damn magical!”
Kansas City quartet The Browning — Jonny McBee [vocals, electronics],Brian Moore [guitar], Collin Woroniak [bass], and Cody Stewart [drums] — will hit on a late winter/early spring tour in support of their third albumGeist, out now through Spinefarm Records.
The Browning will be joined by Betraying the Martyrs and Extortionist on this run, which kicks off on March 15 and runs through April 14. All dates are below.
THE BROWNING ON TOUR:
With Betraying the Martyrs + Extortionist:
3/15: Merriam, KS @ Aftershock
3/16: Denver, CO @ Moe’s
3/17: Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
3/18: Spokane, WA @ The Pin!
3/19: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
3/20: Portland, OR @ Paris Theatre
3/21: Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk
3/22: Fresno, CA @ Full Circle Brewery
3/23: San Diego, CA @ SOMA
3/24: Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky a Go Go
3/26: Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
3/28: Austin, TX @ Come And Take It Live
3/29: Dallas, TX @ 2513 Deep Ellum
3/30: Houston, TX @ The Secret Group
4/2: Tampa, FL @ Crowbar
4/3: Margate, FL @ O’Malley’s
4/4: Orlando, FL @ Soundbar
4/5: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Purgatory)
4/6: Greenville, SC @ The Firmament
4/7: Greensboro, NC @ Blind Tiger
4/9: Frederick, MD @ Cafe 611
4/10: Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus Bar
4/11: Manchester, NH @ Bungalow
4/12: Erie, PA @ Basement Transmission
4/13: Kent, OH @ The Outpost
4/14: Joliet, IL @ The Forge
San Jose deathgrind/punk practitioners DEATHGRAVE – featuring within its ranks members of Brainoil and Amber Asylum among others – are pleased to unveil the visual accompaniment to “So Real, It’s Now,” the title track off their latest full-length.
Issues the band, “No doctors or medication will help you when the visceral realization smacks you in the eardrum. With the help of our comrade, Alex Koll, ‘So Real, It’s Now’ has been visually brought to life. Studies have shown that this video will enhance your day in an extremely positive manner. Play daily to achieve nirvana.”