Black Coffee Release Official Music Video for “I Barely Know Her”

Columbus, OH based Rock Band Black Coffee has released the official music video for their single, “I Barely Know Her,” off of their debut album, Take One. Filmed at the Johnstown Opera House in Johnstown, OH, “I Barely Know Her” was shot, directed and produced by John Payne of Payne Productions.

BlackCoffee AlbumCover PayneProductions YouTube

“We are a band that write, record, and play like it’s 1972. This album represents what we believe is real, raw music. No click tracks, no triggers, and no pitch correction. Just a bunch of hippies in a room.” – Black Coffee

Black Coffee formed in early 2017 after drummer Tommy McCullough introduced singer|bassist, Ehab Omran, to guitarist Justin Young. Within the first few days, these artists began songwriting and the chemistry was overwhelmingly apparent.

With the release of Black Coffee’s debut album, Take One, on April 21st, the Columbus, Ohio rockers definitely possess the sound, style, confidence and work ethic to drive this album’s success. The original single, “I Barely Know Her,” is already available on all streaming services, and its accompanying video debuts Friday, April 20th.

Attila, Suicide Silence, Volumes, Spite And Cross Your Fingers Announce Summer Tour

Attila, Suicide Silence, Volumes, Spite and Cross Your Fingers have announced a summer tour together.

Tour Dates:

07/15 Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze
07/17 St. Louis, MO – Ready Room
07/18 Memphis, TN – Growlers
07/19 Lexington, KY – Manchester Music Hall
07/20 Indianapolis, IN – Emerson
07/21 Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
07/22 Cleveland, OH – The Agora
07/24 Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
07/25 Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
07/26 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
07/27 Rochester, NY – Anthology
07/28 Boston, MA – The Paradise
07/31 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
08/01 New York City, NY – Irving Plaza
08/02 Philadelphia, PA – TLA
08/03 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
08/04 Norfolk, VA – The NorVA
08/05 Charlotte, NC – The Underground
08/07 Birmingham, AL – Zydeco
08/08 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
08/09 Greenville, SC – The Firmament
08/10 Jacksonville, FL – Maverick’s Live
08/11 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
08/12 Tampa, FL – Orpheum
08/14 New Orleans, LA – House Of Blues
08/15 Dallas, TX – Canton Hall
08/16 Houston, TX – White Oak
08/17 San Antonio, TX – Alamo City Music Hall
08/18 Austin, TX – Come And Take It (no Suicide Silence)
08/20 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater (no Suicide Silence)
08/21 Phoenix, AZ – The Nile
08/22 Las Vegas, NV – Hard Rock Live
08/23 San Diego, CA – Observatory
08/24 Los Angeles, CA – Fonda Theatre
08/25 San Francisco, CA – Regency

Kataklysm Premiere “Guillotine” Lyric Video

Montréal based melodic death metallers Kataklysm have premiered a lyric video for their new song “Guillotine.” This track is from the band’s new album “Meditations,“ which will be released on June 1. Maurizio Iacono commented: “‘Guillotine’ is a powerful track that holds some of Kataklysm’s most important traits: fierce and fast riffing, melodic accents and groove-laden power punches to the gut. We are focused, determined and dedicated.”

Dance Gavin Dance Announce Spring Headlining Tour

Dance Gavin Dance have announced their headlining Spring tour with support from I See Stars, Erra and Sianvar! VIP tickets are on sale today, are limited to only 50 tickets per show, and include an EXCLUSIVE variant of their upcoming album, “Artificial Selection.” General tickets go on sale Friday, March 30th at 10am local.

Tour Dates:

05/26 San Antonio, TX – Alamo City Music Hall (feat. Veil Of Maya)
05/27 Lubbock, TX – Jake’s Sports Cafe
05/29 Memphis, TN – Growlers
05/31 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
06/02 Ponte Vedra Beach, FL – Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
06/03 Richmond, VA – The National
06/05 Westbury, NY – The Space
06/06 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
06/07 Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall
06/08 Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
06/09 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
06/10 Rochester, NY – Anthology
06/11 Toronto, ON – Opera House
06/13 Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
06/14 Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre
06/15 Joliet, IL – The Forge
06/16 Louisville, KY – The Mercury Ballroom
06/17 Kansas City, MO – The Truman
06/18 Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre
06/20 Santa Ana, CA – Observatory
06/21 Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst

Starset announces North American 2018 headline tour.

Visionary sci-fi rock band Starset announce their biggest North American headlining tour to date. The tour starts January 28 in Charlotte, NC and wraps on March 16 in the band’s hometown of Columbus, OH.
This marks a year’s worth of touring in support of their successful sophomore release, Vessels(Razor & Tie), which launched in January with a sold out U.S. headline tour, followed by tours with I Prevail, Halestorm, and Breaking Benjamin. Additionally, the band brought their cinematic live show to the main stages of the major U.S. rock festivals and award shows. Vessels album stream here.

This year’s success for Starset has proven that the band is a modern rock powerhouse to reckon with. The band’s latest release, Vessels, debuted at #11 on Billboard’s Top 200 Chart and #3 on the Rock Chart. Front man Dustin Bates collaborated with Marvel Comics to release a Starset themed graphic novel this fall, and the band recently reached a massive milestone by surpassing 1 Billion views on YouTube, which is in the same league as bands such as: Foo Fighters, Muse, Bring Me the Horizon and AWOLNATION.
The band’s 2014 debut Transmissions, not only introduced us to Starset with its hit single “My Demons”, but also The Starset Society, which they are a part of. The thought provoking, anonymous-like group of real-world rooted scientists promotes and publicizes science and technology and its potential affects on our society now and in the future, creating the foundation for Starset’s musical and narrative themes.
Starset is: vocalist Dustin Bates, bassist Ron DeChant, guitarist Brock Richards and drummer Adam Gilbert.

Tour Dates
January 28 – Charlotte, NC – The Underground
January 30 – Worcester, MA – Palladium
January 31 – New York, NY – Highline Ballroom
February 2 – Reading, PA – Reverb
February 3 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
February 5 – Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
February 6 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
February 7 – Toronto, ON – Opera House
February 9 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall
February 10 – Ft Wayne IN – Piere’s
February 11 – Cincinnati OH – Bogart’s
February 12 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
February 13- Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
February 15 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
February 16 – Rockford IL – The Apollo Theatre
February 17 – Fargo, ND – Sanctuary Events Center
February 18 – Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
February 20 – Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre
February 21 – Lawrence KS – Granada Theatre
February 23 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
February 24 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
February 26 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
February 27 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
February 28 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
March 2- Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
March 3 – Berkeley, CA – UC Theatre
March 4 – San Diego, CA – SOMA
March 6, Los Angeles, CA – The Regent
March 7 – Phoenix, AZ – Marquee
March 9 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
March 10 – Dallas, TX – Canton Hall
March 11 – Houston, TX – White Oak
March 13 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade [Heaven]
March 15 – Nashville, TN – Top Golf Live
March 16 – Columbus, OH – Express Live
*additional dates TBA

Enter to Win Tickets to Monster Energy Aftershock!

One winner will receive two VIP tickets and three winners will receive two General Admission tickets! All tickets are good for both days. The daily music lineup for Monster Energy Aftershock is as follows:
Saturday, October 21: Nine Inch Nails, A Perfect Circle, Run The Jewels, Stone Sour, Mastodon, Gojira, Highly Suspect, Eagles of Death Metal, Tech N9ne, August Burns Red, Anti-Flag, Nothing More, Deap Vally, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Code Orange, Greta Van Fleet, While She Sleeps, Bleeker
Sunday, October 22: Ozzy Osbourne, Five Finger Death Punch, Marilyn Manson, Halestorm, In This Moment, Hollywood Undead, Of Mice & Men, Suicidal Tendencies, Steel Panther, Beartooth, Starset, Fozzy, Power Trip, New Years Day, DED, Black Map, Them Evils
Enter contest here.
For more information visit: http://aftershockconcert.com/

PBR Music Presents “Sponsored Tour Guides with Aftershock Headliners Mastodon”

On the heels of announcing dates for their upcoming Pabst Blue Ribbon -sponsored North American tour (which runs from Sept. 26 to Oct. 25), Mastodon has released a new behind-the-scenes tour video written, produced and directed by Newmerica in conjunction with PBR Music. Continue reading

Visionary band Starset Break 1 Billion On YouTube

Multi-media, modern rock band Starset recently passed the 1 billion milestone total views on YouTube with their official videos and User Generated Content (UGC) videos combined. The band’s cinematic sound and rabid fan-base have driven huge numbers at the video streaming service with fans uploading an unprecedented amount of their own videos using the band’s music, giving the band led by singer Dustin Bates an unparalleled digital foothold. Starset’s stronghold at radio has added to this ascension with the band’s first single from new album Vessels, “Monster”, currently the number 2 most played song of the year at mainstream rock.

Starset tapped into powerful YouTube communities including anime and gaming which are much larger than that of music on the platform. Many fan-uploaded Starset videos have hit multi-million views and YouTube data shows Starset videos gaining nearly two million new views per day. With only two albums released to date, Starset has exceeded the total view counts of most other contemporary rock bands and have views in the same league as the Foo Fighters, Muse, Bring Me the Horizon and AWOLNATION.

Last year Billboard reported on the band’s streaming phenomenon, “Starset has had success with their own uploads to the platform: the band’s two YouTube accounts, which host official music and lyric videos, cryptic Starset Society-related teasers and audio-only streams . . . take into account fan-uploaded videos and the number of views explodes . . . six times larger and global.”

The Columbus Ohio Starset continues their breakout with their new album ‘Vessels’ debuting at #11 on Billboard’s Top 200, making it one of the highest charting albums from a rock band in the past year.  The first single, “Monster” peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Chart and new single “Satellite” has just begun its chart ascent. All Music calls the album “genre-juggling…expands on the nervy, synthed-out atmosphere and huge melodic hooks of its predecessor, as evidenced by the compelling singles.” Vessels is the follow-up to Starset’s 2014 debut album, Transmissions, a landmark album that sold in excess of a quarter million combined albums, streams and downloads in the U.S., propelled by the hit single “My Demons,” which had the longest ascent to the top 5 in the history of the rock radio charts.

Setting the band apart from their contemporaries is the unique vision and goal of founder and front man Dustin Bates, who is also a PhD candidate in electrical engineering and has done research for the U.S. Air Force and taught at the International Space University in France. Inspired by the likes of Nikola Tesla and Carl Sagan, Starset’s albums, along with videos, websites, novels and one-of-a-kind live performances, were created as part of the over-arching concept, The Starset Society. Where science and fiction collide, The Starset Society is dedicated to publicizing emerging, near-future technologies and investigating their inevitable social, economic, political, and philosophical impact on society. Bates and crews’ dedication to promoting science to a wider audience is also evidenced in the band’s unique live concerts and fully immersive planetariums shows.

Razor & Tie Co-Owner Cliff Chenfeld adds, “Starset is creating a new template on how to succeed as a rock band, tapping into a huge viral and streaming audience and launching some of the biggest rock radio singles of the last few years. There will be billions and billions served.”

The Marvel Comics unique collaboration with Bates and Marvel fan-favorite writer, Peter David (Ben Reilly: Scarlett Spider, Spider-Verse) for an all-new original 88-page graphic novel, “The PROX Tranmissions” will be released on October 4th.

Starset is Front-man Dustin Bates, bassist Ron DeChant, guitarist Brock Richards and drummer Adam Gilbert.

Catch them @ this years Aftershock in Sacramento with Halestorm, Nine Inch Nails, Ozzy Osbourne and more..

Ozzy Osbourne, Five Finger Death Punch, Nine Inch Nails And More Confirmed For Aftershock 2017

The highly-anticipated music lineup has been announced for Monster Energy Aftershock—California’s biggest rock festival—Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22 at Discovery Park, near downtown Sacramento, CA.

Nine Inch Nails, Ozzy Osbourne featuring Zakk Wylde, A Perfect Circle, Five Finger Death Punch, Run The Jewels, Stone Sour, Marilyn Manson, and Mastodon top a bill of more than 35 artists performing on three stages. Tickets for Monster Energy Aftershock go on sale Friday, June 9 at Noon PT (see below for details).

Maynard James Keenan says, “I’m delighted to be completing my musical trifecta by returning to the Aftershock festival with A Perfect Circle. Join us for a celebratory glass or three at the Caduceus Cellars & Merkin Vineyards Wine Garden all weekend long.”

Marilyn Manson says, “A perfect time in the world to share a stage with Ozzy. Here comes the storm.”

The daily music lineup for Monster Energy Aftershock is as follows:

  • Saturday, October 21:

    Nine Inch Nails, A Perfect Circle, Run The Jewels, Stone Sour, Mastodon, Gojira, Highly Suspect, Eagles of Death Metal, Tech N9ne, August Burns Red, Anti-Flag, Nothing More, Deap Vally, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Code Orange, Greta Van Fleet, While She Sleeps, Bleeker

  • Sunday, October 22:

    Ozzy Osbourne, Five Finger Death Punch, Marilyn Manson, Halestorm, In This Moment, Hollywood Undead, Of Mice & Men, Suicidal Tendencies, Steel Panther, Beartooth, Starset, Fozzy, Power Trip, New Years Day, DED, Black Map, Them Evils

Monster Energy Aftershock founder Danny Wimmer of Danny Wimmer Presents explains, “Over the past five years, Aftershock has continued to grow as one of the most diverse rock experiences in America. We continue to push the limits this year with Nine Inch Nails and Ozzy Osbourne, along with artists like A Perfect Circle, Run The Jewels, Highly Suspect, Gojira and more.” He adds, “After the success we had with Caduceus wine at last year’s Aftershock, we continued the partnership with Maynard earlier this year at all of our spring festivals. I couldn’t be more excited to bring Caduceus Wine Garden back to Aftershock where it all began.”

Monster Energy Aftershock 2017 flyer with daily band lineup and venue details

Single day and weekend tickets for Monster Energy Aftershock will be available at aftershockconcert.com starting on Friday, June 9 at Noon PT. Tickets and VIP packages start at the following prices. Fans are encouraged to buy early and save, as ticket prices will increase in the coming weeks.

  • Weekend General Admission: $149.50
  • Weekend VIP: $279.50
  • Single Day GA: $84.50
  • Single Day VIP: $154.50

A limited number of GA ticket 4-packs and Zippo VIP 2-packs will also be available starting June 9. Discounted online hotel rates will be available through Curadora. Visit aftershockconcert.com for details.

Monster Energy Aftershock is again offering a Park & Ride shuttle program, as parking at Discovery Park is extremely limited. Each Park & Ride ticket includes parking at Sleep Train Arena and a non-stop shuttle directly to the festival site. Festivalgoers are encouraged to carpool to Sleep Train Arena and save. A very limited number of premium parking spots in the Natomas Corporate Center lot directly across from Discovery Park are available for purchase. For all pricing and more details, visit http://aftershockconcert.com.

Here are the preliminary lists of Monster Energy Aftershock partner experiences, as well as food and beverages:

  • Monster Energy Experience:

    Monster Energy will be keeping all fans fueled up and ready to rock by offering free sampling on their Monster Energy viewing deck. Enjoy Monster Energy drinks from one of the best seats in the house. Make sure to check back throughout the festival for a schedule of Monster Energy’s interactive artist experiences.
    Website: www.monsterenergy.com/us/en/music
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/monsterenergy
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/monsterenergy
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/monsterenergy
    #monsterenergy #monstermusic

  • Thunder Valley Casino Resort VIP Lounge:

    VIP tickets include: VIP entrance lanes into venue; shaded VIP hang area with seating for dining and video screens featuring live feed from main stages; VIP-only viewing area of main stage; upgraded food and drink selections (for additional purchase); dedicated VIP restrooms; and commemorative Aftershock laminate.

  • Eats:

    Food vendors at Monster Energy Aftershock include Angry Bird GrillBacon Mania TruckBarrett’s BurgersBarrett’s SlidersBig Joe’s BBQBubba’s BBQCousins Maine Lobster TruckDippin’ Dots Ice CreamDog Town Dog TruckDrewski’s Hot Rod Sandwiches TruckFlorez Mexican RestaurantLa Mex Taqueria TruckMac AttackMonster FriesMt. OlympusSausage KingSmokin Hot PizzaSpicy Pie PizzaXochimilco Mexican Restaurant.

  • Caduceus Wine Garden:

    This wine garden will highlight Caduceus Cellars and Merkin Vineyards, owned by Arizona resident Maynard James Keenan, co-founder of international recording acts TOOL, A Perfect Circle, and PUSCIFER. Having already dove headfirst into this venture, Maynard found out from a distant relative that wine making is in his blood. His Great Grandfather, “Spirito” Marzo, had vineyards and made wine in Venaus, Italy, just North of Turino in Piemonte.
    Website: https://caduceus.org/

  • The Music Experience:

    The Music Experience features all the elements that are involved in making music in a professional band setting. The interactive exhibit features guitars, basses, amps, drums, keyboards, and electronic gear that are used by today’s most popular bands. After laying your hands on the hottest equipment available, you will walk away feeling like a rock star and you may even see one there, too! Come and meet your favorite band members from the festival at the Music Experience Tent. You can win free amps, free guitars and get tons of other free stuff, as well.
    Website: http://themusicexperience.com
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheMusicExp
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/tmexp
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/themusicxp

  • Coors Light:

    Coors Light, World’s Most Refreshing Beer, is proud to sponsor the Monster Energy Aftershock festival. Coors Light goes to great lengths to bring you the coldest, most refreshing beer. Please remember to drink responsibly.

  • Heavy Grass:

    Heavy Grass is the loudest weed brand in the world. Make sure to look for the giant weed leaf to find the Heavy Grass tent where you can check out new premium weed products and merchandise. In the meantime, if you’re living in California, call your local dispensary and ask for Heavy Grass!
    Website: http://theheavygrass.com
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/heavygrassofficial
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/heavygrassofficial
    Twitter: http://twitter.com/theheavygrass
    Snapchat: https://snapchat.com/add/heavygrass

  • Take Me Home:

    Take Me Home (TMH) has been saving the lives of homeless animals since 2001. TMH was founded as an animal rights advocacy foundation saving orphaned animals and striving to end animal overpopulation. TMH works in conjunction with shelters and rescues throughout California and beyond to help save animals on death row, on the streets, or in unsafe living conditions. Stop by their booth for custom gear and contribute to a great cause.
    Website: www.takemehome.tv

  • Fxck Cancer / Dyin 2 Live:

    The Dyin 2 Live Dreams Program is a wish-granting organization whose purpose is to try and enrich the lives of those fighting cancer by offering them an experience that will bring hope and inspiration to their lives. In doing this, we hope it can help give them a chance to forget, even if it’s only for a day what they are battling. Through our extensive network of friends, supporters, and affiliates, we are able to reach out to individuals and present them with one of a kind experiences and opportunities that arise. We feel a Dyin 2 Live Dream can offer a source of inspiration for those undergoing difficult medical treatments and be a positive force that offers a life-changing impact not only on them, but also the family to overcome their obstacles. If you are currently fighting cancer or know of someone in the fight who could benefit from a Dyin 2 Live Dream, please submit your story and tell us why and how a Dyin 2 Live day would help. Also, anyone interested in being a supporter, volunteer, or donor, please contact us at mywish@dyin2live.org.
    Website: www.Dyin2Live.org
    Facebook: facebook.com/Dyin2LiveDreams or facebook.com/FxckCancerUSA
    Instagram: @FxckCancer and @Dyin2LiveDreams

  • Juxtapoz Make Your Mark:

    This interactive graffiti art installation will showcase multiple live demonstrations and will allow Aftershock artists and fans the chance to add to the exhibit.

In 2016, Monster Energy Aftershock celebrated its fifth year with a sold-out crowd of 50,000 over two days in California’s capital city. With 35 bands on three stages, Monster Energy Aftershock‘s genre-spanning lineup was packed with rock and metal legends, newcomers, and rising stars.

Monster Energy Aftershock‘s economic impact to the Sacramento region exceeds $10 million. As part of its commitment to the Sacramento community, last year Monster Energy Aftershock made a $10,000 donation to Stanford Settlement in the Natomas area to support youth programs and other neighborhood services. In addition, festivalgoers contributed approximately $40,000 to charities including Take Me Home Animal Rescue and Fxck Cancer / Dyin 2 Live. Aftershock partnered with Sacramento Parks to create awareness about water safety via the 2016 “Life Looks Good On You” campaign as well.

Monster Energy Aftershock is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, a producer of some of the biggest rock festivals in America, including Rock On The Range, Louder Than Life, Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville, Monster Energy Fort Rock, Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion, Chicago Open Air, Monster Energy Rock Allegiance, Northern Invasion, Houston Open Air, and more.

Sponsors for Monster Energy Aftershock include: Monster Energy, Coors Light, The Music Experience, Thunder Valley, Take Me Home, Fxck Cancer / Dyin 2 Live, Heavy Grass, BlackCraft Cult, El Jimador, Ace of Spades, Roadrunner Records, Century Media, Razor & Tie, Caduceus Cellars and Merkin Vineyards, and Juxtapoz.

Motograter Sign With Megadeth Bassist’s EMP Label Group

Motograter have signed to EMP LABEL GROUP, who will release Desolation, the bands highly-anticipated sophomore album, produced by Ahrue Luster (Ill Nino/Ex-Machine Head) and mixed by Joshua Wickman (Within the Ruins, KING 810). The album was engineered by Luster, Wickman, and Jon Berrier, and recorded at Illustrious Productions, Dreadcore Productions, and BlackPlate Productions.
Art for DESOLATION was created by “Mister Sam” Shearon, who has created covers for comic books and graphic novels including Clive Barker’s HELLRAISER, Judge Dredd, The X-Files, Mars Attacks, KISS, and Clive Barker’s Books of Blood as well as artwork for some of the biggest names in rock music, such as Godhead, Ministry, Rob Zombie, Iron Maiden, Powerman 5000, Biohazard, American Head Charge, Rammstein, Fear Factory and Kill Devil Hill.

“I was actually in (the late) Steve Richards (No Name Records) office the DAY he signed Motograter. And he was SO excited, going on and on about this amazing new band he just signed, that made their own instrument (The Motograter) etc.. Steve was such a cool and infectious guy, and brought such an amazing energy to everything he did, and to this day, that stuck with me. And now to be able to come back full circle and put out Desolation on EMP, all these years later, and kinda continue that legacy with the current lineup, is really an amazing middle to the story. These guys have worked SO hard for so long, and it is an honor to sign a band that works as hard as MOTO does. Motograter, literally, should be the blueprint any hard touring independent band should follow.”