Duran Duran, Radiohead, Lionel Richie And Others Announced For Outside Lands 2016

Music, Food, Wine, Beer, Art, Comedy & living a full San Francisco experience!

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The Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival takes place in August with dozens of bands and attractions. From singer-songwriters to DJs, jazz acts and cutting edge rock bands, all major music movements are celebrated alongside a host of local musicians, food vendors and visual artists representing San Francisco’s vibrant cultural community.

This green-conscious event directly benefits the San Francisco Recreation & Park Department with a special annual donation. The Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival is becoming one of the ultimate summer destinations for live music, food and wine fans, and the fact that it will take place in the great city of San Francisco ensures an unparalleled entertainment experience. Come on out and join in the fun!

Music, Food, Wine, Beer, Art, Comedy & living a full San Francisco experience!

Behemoth “Ben Sahar” Music Video Released

The video is a sprawling sensory experience, complete with ambitious production and design that’s become standard fair for the Polish band’s videos. Watch the video now:

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Behemoth have unveiled their fourth music video from »The Satanist« in the form of ‘Ben Sahar’. The video is a sprawling sensory experience, complete with ambitious production and design that’s become standard fair for the Polish band’s videos. Watch the video now:

‘Ben Sahar’ was directed by Sturla Viðar, Dariusz Szermanowicz, Adam ‘Nergal’ Darski, with DOP Ólafur Kiljan, props and costume designs by Sharon Ehman / Toxic Vision, and VFX by Ólafur Kiljan.

BEHEMOTH has also announced their return to North America this spring with a special tour, featuring MYRKUR as support. With plans to play their latest »The Satanist«, in its entirety, this is one BEHEMOTH show not to be missed! A limited number of premium ticketing packages that include a commemorative laminate, meet and greet with the band, 18″ x 24″ poster set (3 posters), 42″ x 42″ wall flag, and general admission ticket are available now at showstubs.com/behemoth. Only 50 fans per show can purchase the package, so reserve yours now!

BEHEMOTH tour dates
w/ MYRKUR
21.04.2016 US Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of the Living Arts
22.04.2016 US New York, NY – Webster Hall
23.04.2016 US Boston, MA – Royale
25.04.2016 CA Montreal, QC – Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre
26.04.2016 CA Toronto, ON – The Phoenix Concert Theater
27.04.2016 US Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
29.04.2016 US Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
30.04.2016 US Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights
01.05.2016 US Lawrence, KS – The Granada Theater
03.05.2016 US Denver, CO – The Gothic Theatre
04.05.2016 US Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
06.05.2016 US San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
07.05.2016 US Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory

Declared “simply the best BEHEMOTH record ever” (Decibel Magazine), »The Satanist« was released in 2014 to critical acclaim, and a debut at #34 on the Billboard Top 200 charts.

And from the other news, BEHEMOTH will commence touring Europe later this year. The second part of the Europa Blasphemia Tour will kick off on October 20 in Cologne, Germany and will feature MGŁA
and SECRETS OF THE MOON as support acts.

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+ MGŁA
+ SECRETS OF THE MOON
20.10.2016 D Köln Essigfabrik
21.10.2016 LU Esch-Alzette Rockhal
22.10.2016 F Rennes L´Etage
23.10.2016 F Toulouse Le Bikini
25.10.2016 PT Lisbon Paradise Garage
26.10.2016 E Madrid La Riviera
27.10.2016 E Barcelona Razzmatazz 1
28.10.2016 F Lyon Transbordeur
29.10.2016 CH Luzern Schüür
30.10.2016 F Strasbourg La Laiterie

Absu U.S. Tour 2016 With Westcoast Stops In Oakland, Sacramento And Beyond

It is the first full, American tour by the Texas-based mythological occult trio since 2013 in preparation for the release of their new album Abzu

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ABSU have returned to the U.S. on the Merelogical Nihilism Connexus Tour: 2016. The 42-city tour will see the band perform a brand new set with music spanning their 25-year recording career. It is the first full, American tour by the Texas-based mythological occult trio since 2013 in preparation for the release of their new album Abzu.

TOUR DATES:
3/23: Gainesville, FL @ The Atlantic
3/24: Atlanta, GA @ The Basement
3/25: New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
3/26: Houston, TX @ Walter’s
3/27: San Antonio, TX @ The Korova
3/28: Corpus Christi, TX @ Boozerz
3/29: Austin, TX @ The Sidewinder
3/30: Arlington, TX @ Diamond Jim’s Saloon
3/31: El Paso, TX @ The Sandbox
4/1: Scottsdale, AZ @ The Rogue
4/2: San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
4/3: Los Angeles, CA @ Complex
4/5: Bakersfield, CA @ Babylon
4/6: Oakland, CA @ Metro Operahouse
4/7: Sacramento, CA @ Starlite Lounge
4/8: Portland, OR @ Ash Street Saloon
4/9: Victoria, BC @ Upstairs Cabaret
4/10: Vancouver, BC @ Astoria Pub
4/11: Seattle, WA @ The Highline
4/12: Missoula, MT @ The V
4/13: Boise, ID @ The Shredder
4/14: Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Bar
4/15: Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive
4/16: Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
4/17: St Louis, MO @ Fubar
4/18: Omaha, NE @ Lookout Lounge
4/19: Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock
4/20: Milwaukee, WI @ Frank’s Power Plant
4/21: Columbus, OH @ The Summit
4/22: Pittsburgh, PA @ The Smiling Moose
4/23: Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar
4/26: Portland, ME @ Space Gallery
4/27: Somerville, MA @ Once Lounge
4/28: Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
4/29: Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fun Necktie
4/30: Raleigh, NC @ The Maywood
5/25: Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
7/15: Chicago, IL @ Reggies

Bay Area’s Spiralarms Call It A Day

Tim and I started an idea in 2004. This idea was spawned from two major label acts that hastily broke up and were on the rebound. Three parts Manmade God and and one part Systematic.

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From The Facebook page of guitarist Craig Locicero

As much as it hurts to acknowledge, it looks like it’s time to say goodbye to SpiralArms.

Tim and I started an idea in 2004. This idea was spawned from two major label acts that hastily broke up and were on the rebound. Three parts Manmade God and and one part Systematic. We had no set path or direction when we started jamming together, we just wanted to make great hard rock music. The kind of music we wanted to hear. No niche. No one set genre. Just cool music. As a consequence, it was difficult for some listeners to know exactly how to classify us.

As time forged on we had a few other very talented musicians with us at various stages. In 2014 we eventually set the lineup with Andy Galeon on drums. This was our strongest lineup yet and we went on to record our 3rd full length with Eric Kretz producing and recording. It’s the most complete and focused offering we’ve ever done as a unit. Unfortunately we won’t be operating as a band when it’s released. Such is life. Sweet and salty.

There were few other projects that Tim and I had spinning to keep us occupied in those 12 years. But to both of us, SpiralArms was always number one. Even with the reformation of Forbidden from 2008-12, I wanted Spiral to be the band to ride into our later years. Sometimes life doesn’t work out the way we expect it to. Most of the time, really.

The last year has been a bumpy road of great shows, hard knocks and disappointments. I’ve come to realize that it’s too difficult to jam a square peg into a round hole with this band. We’ve grown apart. Tim and I both leaders and he wants to blaze his own path. Ironically, that is the very best thing for both of us. It allows me re-explore my journey without feeling guilty for taking time away from SpiralArms.

So thank you to our fans, our families and our friends who’ve stuck by and believed in SpiralArms all these years. You’ve witnessed a band that maybe should have been much bigger in notoriety, but we’ve all become better people. I must also thank Tim, Brad, Chris and Andy. We did some great things together.

Sorry we have to call it a day. But as I’ve learned to after all of these years, never say never. One door closes, another one opens…

 

Salt Lake City Thrashers Deathblow Release “Prognosis Negative” Video / Tour Dates Announced‏

DEATHBLOW will embark on The Other Side of Darkness Tour in April. Gig dates are as follows.

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Salt Lake City Thrashers DEATHBLOW have released an official video for “Prognosis Negative,” the title track from the 2014 full-length debut.

DEATHBLOW released The Other Side of Darkness EP in 2015. The sophomore release continues the scorched earth campaign launched with 2014 debut full-length Prognosis Negative, upping the intensity level, sharpening the songwriting, and leaving any fan of true blue Thrash Metal in a state of pure bliss. Order and/or stream both albums at:
DEATHBLOW will embark on The Other Side of Darkness Tour in April. Gig dates are as follows.
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Sacramento’s Dream In Red To Support One Eyed Doll And Eyes Set To Kill In Orangevale

Erie Loch of Dream In Red discusses Dream In Red, Meatloaf, upcoming shows and more with Iron Serbian of Capital Chaos TV

Deram in red 2Sacramento’s Dream In Red To Support One Eyed Doll And Eyes Set To Kill In Orangevale

Erie Loch of Dream In Red discusses Dream In Red, Meatloaf, upcoming shows and more with Iron Serbian of Capital Chaos TV

Wayfarer To Release Old Soul June 17th

Following the release of “Old Souls”, the band will head out on the road with Maine’s Falls of Rauros, joining them in Canada is Numenorean. Date and venues can be found listed below.

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Denver, CO’s atmospheric blackened metal band WAYFARER will release their sophomore album,”Old Souls”, on June 17 via PROSTHETIC RECORDS. Recorded at Flatline Audio with Shane Howard (Martriden, Khemmis) while being mixed and mastered by Dave Otero (Cattle Decapitation, Cobalt), the album features seven tracks clocking in at almost 50 minutes long.  The album’s cover artwork, which can be seen featured above, was created by Colorado artist and knifesmith Adam Gersh.

WAYFARER’s debut album, “Children of an Iron Age”, was described as “a mesmerizing, unyielding arc of music” (Metal Storm) and was met with worldwide critical acclaim. Asked how “Old Souls” differs, guitarist and vocalist Shane McCarthy commented: “This record is a darker and much more focused effort from us. Writing the album was a very cohesive and involved process as a whole band this time around. It has moved further and further away from any particular genre trappings and stepped closer into what we feel our sound is; which is always shifting, always evolving. Life is too short to write music that already exists. We can’t wait to get this out there.”
Following the release of “Old Souls”, the band will head out on the road with Maine’s Falls of Rauros, joining them in Canada is Numenorean. Date and venues can be found listed below.
6/30     Denver, CO – The Hi Dive #
7/1     Salt Lake City, UT – Diabolical Records #
7/2     Jackson, WY – In the Mountains #
7/3     Spokane, WA – The Dog Haus #
7/4     Calgary, AB – The Palomino ^
7/5     Vancouver, BC – The Hindenburg ^
7/6     Victoria, BC – Intrepid Theater ^
7/7     Seattle, WA – The Highline #
7/8     Portland, OR – Panic Room #
7/9     Sacramento, CA – Starlite Lounge  #
7/10     Oakland, CA – First Church Of The Buzzard  #
7/11     Los Angeles, CA – The Lexington #
7/12     San Diego, CA – Til Two Club #
7/13     Tempe, AZ – Yucca Tap Room #
7/14     Santa Fe, NM – The Underground #
7/15     Colorado Springs, CO – The Flux Capacitor #
# with Falls of Rauros
^ with Falls of Rauros & Numenorean