Kirk Windstein of Crowbar Interviewed in Sacramento, California

Kirk Windstein of Crowbar Interviewed in Sacramento, California while on tour with Carcass, Night Demon and Ghoul at Ace Of Spades.

Set list….
Conquering
High Rate Extinction
Planets Collide
The Lasting Dose
The Cemetery Angels
Walk With Knowledge Wisely
No Quarter
All I Had (I Gave)
Like Broken Glass
Crowbar is an American sludge metal band from New Orleans, Louisiana, characterized by their extremely slow, low-keyed, heavy and brooding songs that also contain fast hardcore punk passages. Crowbar is considered to be one of the most influential metal bands to come out of the New Orleans metal scene. Their slow, heavy, and brooding style of metal is known to be influential in the sludge metal, doom metal, and stoner metal genres.

Sep 13    JJ’s Bohemia    Chattanooga, TN
Sep 15    The Agora Theatre and Ballroom    Cleveland, OH
Sep 16    Reggies Music Joint    Chicago, IL
Sep 17    Harpos    Detroit, MI
Sep 18    Town Ballroom    Buffalo, NY
Sep 20    The Westcott Theater    Syracuse, NY
Sep 21    The Ballroom at The Outer Space    Hamden, CT
Sep 23    Amityville Music Hall    Amityville, NY
Sep 24    THE COLOSSEUM/ THE RUINS @ THE COLOSSEUM    Providence, RI
Sep 26    Saint Vitus    Brooklyn, NY
Sep 27    Dingbatz    Clifton, NJ
Sep 28    Shakas Live    Virginia Beach, VA
Sep 29    The Throne Theater    Wilmington, NC
Sep 30    The Sparrow    North Charleston, SC
Oct 01    New Brookland Tavern    Columbia, SC
Oct 02    The Warehouse    Clarksville, TN
Oct 03    Manchester Music Hall    Lexington, KY
Oct 06    Nighthawks    Jacksonville, FL
Oct 07    The Orpheum    Ybor City, FL
Oct 09    Churchills Pub    Miami, FL
Oct 10    House of Blues Orlando    Orlando, FL
Oct 22    Empire Control Room & Garage    Austin, TX

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Killswitch Engage Joel Michael Stroetzel discusses his new favorite Killswitch songs to play live and more…

Joel Michael Stroetzel of Roadrunner Records recording artists Killswitch Engage discusses his new favorite Killswitch songs to play live and more

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Guitarist Joel Michael Stroetzel of Roadrunner Records recording artists Killswitch Engage discusses his new favorite Killswitch songs to play live, new pedals and guitars, the incident involving former singer Howard Jones and an unruly fan the last time the band played Sacramento, California on The End of Heartache Tour @ The Colonial Theater with Riot Doll Thea Iverson of capitalchaostv.com

Enter Shikari’s Rou Reynolds discusses playing Sacramento, new gear, American politics and more with Iron Serbian

“Ive always been pretty competent in making sure alcohol is my servant and not my master”
Rou Reynolds – Enter Shikari

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Enter Shikari’s Rou Reynolds discusses playing Sacramento, new gear, American politics and more with Iron Serbian via Skype…

After recently performing for a crowd of 10,000 at Alexandria’s Palace in London, British alt rocker’s Enter Shikari are ready to come back to the states to share their high energy performances with their US fans. The tour is in support of the band’s high acclaimed album The Mindsweep, which both Alternative Press and Kerrang! gave the album a flawless 5/5 rating and the album received the 2015 AIM Award for Independent Album Of The Year.

THE MINDSWEEP TOUR 
All shows: Hands Like Houses + The White Noise + local act
$ – festival. no support bill

APRIL
FRI 15 Seattle, WA El Corazon
SAT 16 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
SUN 17 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades
MON 18 Los Angeles, CA Teragram Ballroom
WED 20 Las Vegas, NV Vinyl at Hard Rock
FRI 22 Anaheim, CA Chain Reaction
SAT 23 San Diego, CA Soma
SUN 24 Mesa, AZ Nile Theater
TUE 26 San Antonio, TX Korova
WED 27 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
THUR 28 Houston, TX Scout Bar
SAT 30 Jacksonville, FL (Welcome To Rockville) $

MAY
SUN 1 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
TUE 3 Philadelphia, PA TLA
WED 4 Worcester, MA The Palladium
THUR 5 New York, NY Gramercy Theatre
FRI 6 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Sound Stage
SAT 7 Freehold, NJ GameChangerWorld
SUN 8 Charlotte, NC (Carolina Rebellion) $
TUE 10 Nashville, TN Rocketown
WED 11 St Louis, MO Fubar
FRI 13 Omaha, NE Sokol Underground
SAT 14 Somerset, WI (Northern Invasion) $
SUN 15 Chicago, IL The Bottom Lounge
MON 16 London, ON London Music Hall
TUE 17 Montreal, QC La Tulipe
WED 18 Ottawa, ON Ritual
THUR 19 Toronto, ON Mod Club
FRI 20 Columbus, OH (Rock On The Range) $
SAT 21 Pittsburgh, PA Altar Bar

Exodus Vocalist Joins Hatriot Onstage At Norcal Tattoo And Music Festival

Nor Cal Tattoo & Music Festival – Sacramento California also on the bill Death Angel, Death Division, Flotsam & Jetsam and others… April 9th, 2015

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Hatriot featuring special guest vocalist Steve “Zetro” Souza of Exodus perform their smash hit “Heroes Of Origin” @ Nor Cal Tattoo & Music Festival – Sacramento California also on the bill Death Angel, Death Division, Flotsam & Jetsam and others… April 9th, 2015

Hatriot is an American thrash metal band formed in 2010 by singer Steve “Zetro” Souza (currently the lead singer of Exodus) and guitarist Kosta Varvatakis. They were joined by Justin Sakagawa on guitar and Souza’s sons, drummer Nick Souza and bass guitarist Cody Souza (No Morals). They are under contract with Massacre Records.

They released a four-song demo in 2010 and their first full length album, Heroes Of Origin, in 2013. The band released their second album, Dawn of the New Centurion, in 2014. They have toured with and supported such acts as Testament, Sabaton, Accept, D.R.I., Saxon, and Death Angel

Ne Obliviscaris Bring Their Rage To Sacramento Live Video Available

Ne Obliviscaris perform Devour Me, Colossus (Part I): Blackholes @ Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, California

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Ne Obliviscaris perform Devour Me, Colossus (Part I): Blackholes @ Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, California

OTEP Announces “GENERATION DOOM” North American Tour‏

Transcending from the darkness, like wolves into the light, OTEP is an explosion of inspiration and motivation, empowered by their dedication to the arts, being a voice for the voiceless, and fighting injustice. Rising from the labyrinth of Los Angeles, California, OTEP is unleashing a roaring anthem: GENERATION DOOM.

OTEP, the band led by singer, poet, illustrator, author and activist Otep Shamaya, will embark on the “Generation Doom” tour in April. Support on the trek, which kicks off April in 8 in Las Vegas, Nevada and runs through May 28 in West Hollywood, California, will come from Lacey Sturm (ex-FLYLEAF), SEPTEMBER MOURNING, THROUGH FIRE and DOLL SKIN.

The dates are as follows:

Apr. 08 – Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock**
Apr. 10 – Petaluma, CA @ Phoenix Theater**
Apr. 11 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
Apr. 12 – Orangevale, CA @ Boardwalk**
Apr. 14 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater**
Apr. 15 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
Apr. 16 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater
Apr. 17 – Spokane, WA @ The Pin
Apr. 18 – Walla Walla, WA @ Main Street Studios**
Apr. 19 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
Apr. 20 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater**
Apr. 21 – Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground
Apr. 22 – Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze
Apr. 23 – Ringle, WI @ Q&Z Expo Center
Apr. 24 – Arlington Heights, IL @ HOME Bar**
Apr. 26 – Crest Hill, IL @ Bada Brew**
Apr. 27 – Rock Falls, IL @ Longshots**
Apr. 28 – Indianapolis, IN @ 5th Quarter**
Apr. 29 – Detroit, MI @ Harpos
Apr. 30 – Battle Creek, MI @ The Music Factory
May 01 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
May 03 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar**
May 04 – Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall
May 05 – Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
May 06 – Reading, PA @ Reverb
May 07 – Worcester, MA @ Palladium
May 09 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
May 10 – Hartford, CT @ Webster Underground
May 11 – Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
May 12 – Knoxville, TN @ The International
May 13 – Fayetteville, NC @ Rock Shop
May 14 – St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theater
May 15 – Jacksonville, FL @ Harmonious Monks
May 17 – Clarksville, TN @ Warehouse
May 18 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
May 19 – New Orleans, LA @ Southport Music Hall
May 20 – Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog
May 21 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey
May 23 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
May 24 – Antonio, TX @ Rock Box
May 27 – Phoenix, AZ @ Joe’s Grotto
May 28 – West Hollywood, CA @ Whisky A Go Go

Interview with Atreyu at Ace Of Spades

And is there any personal favorites you’re playing on this tour, any songs that speak to you?

Dan: A Bitter Broken Memory is pretty cool, it’s fun to play. It’s got a good energy to it. The vibes really cool and there’s a big dual lead part in the middle that’s pretty epic that me and Travis get to treat ourselves too

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Unless you’ve been under a rock, you know who Atreyu is. Voted #4 best album of 2015 by OC Weekly, 6 albums, and shows all over the world. These guys have been kicking ass for over 15 years and the anticipation was present for their Christmas Vacation Tour with Falling In Reverse, From Ashes to New and Assuming We Survive. What happened over the course of 12 hours in Sacramento was a day for the books.
When I was told the interview was confirmed for Friday night at Ace of Spades, I was utterly excited. I’ve had the pleasure of chatting with Brandon at Aftershock last year, and I was in high hopes of another awesome conversation. Questions prepared, outfit picked out, and the day was off to a start. Headed to work at Bonehead Tattoos & Piercing downtown, listening to the new album Long Live that was released Sept of this year. Only this work day would be different, as Alex Varkatzas, lead vox, would be guest tattooing. Upon greeting him and hanging throughout the day, I came to the solid conclusion that not only is dude a completely talented artist, but he’s a really cool cat. We had fun, and the fact that his presence was a secret made it even more exciting. As show time neared, my anxiety grew. Wondering is everyone in Atreyu as down to earth as Alex and Brandon? And the answer to that question is a very loud YES.
As soon as I arrived at Ace I was greeted by the tour manager Reid. Escorted onto the tour bus and introduced to Dan Jacobs and Travis Miguel who I would be chatting with. The atmosphere chill, the mood light. And so it begins.

Amb Pirate: Long Live is awesome. What songs from the new album will you be playing on this tour?

Dan: Long Live, pretty much ones we’ve made videos for.

Travis: A Bitter Broken Memory

Dan: Do You Know Who You Are?

And is there any personal favorites you’re playing on this tour, any songs that speak to you?

Dan: A Bitter Broken Memory is pretty cool, it’s fun to play. It’s got a good energy to it. The vibes really cool and there’s a big dual lead part in the middle that’s pretty epic that me and Travis get to treat ourselves too.

Travis: I like Long Live. Just for the sole fact that it’s fun to play.

Considering you’ve been playing since 1999, and have fans following you for more than 15 years, how does that feel? And where do you see yourselves in 15 more years?

Dan: Crawling around the stage, dribbling all over ourselves.
(Laughter)

Travis: Wearing depends.

Dan: Except that’s what we do now. So it’s gonna be the same basically 15 years from now. A lot of dribbling and leaking ourselves.

Do you have any fans that you keep in touch with since day freaking one?

Dan: A little bit here and there.

Travis: There’s definitely familiar faces that have been around for years.

Dan: A lot of our friends. Those were kind of our first fans, our friends.

Speaking of friends, Sacramento clearly loves you. Is there any place in town that you’ve found that you like here that maybe you would recommend to a touring band?

Dan: We went to sushi a couple of times. Can’t remember the name of the place though.

Travis: I did have my think it was my 25th or 26th birthday in Sacramento. But that’s bout all I can tell you, cause I don’t remember much else. (Laughter) There was cake. A then it got eaten. And then it ended up everywhere. I have a lot of fond memories of Sacramento.

What has this tour been like? With Falling In Reverse, From Ashes to Now and Assuming We Survive?

Travis: It’s been a good mix of bands. Cause each band is completely different from the others. We’ve always liked doing tours like this, cause we gain more fans doing that; kind of broadening our horizons as well as the audience because there’s a lot of kids out in the audience probably don’t know who we are. Maybe heard of us but have no idea what we sound like or what we do on stage. So that’s a definite benefit.

Dan: Its fun. It’s a very eclectic crowd cause it’s a very eclectic group of bands. And for us and as well as the people who come to the shows it gives all these people to learn about new bands that probably wouldn’t normally go out and see if it was just that genre of music or whatever. Us in particular, were the heaviest band on the bill. So we get to kinda shine in that right. Everybody else has their own thing to ring to the table but we get to bring that extra bit of energy which is kinda of our thing. Gives us an extra platform to stand on.

What are your plans for Christmas? Will you be able to take it off and be with your families?

Travis: I got a lot of shopping to do. (Laughter)

Besides shopping, what else do you have planned?

Travis: Not much, just hanging around. The Holidays around my family are pretty low key. No big hoopla or anything. Meet up, hang out for a while, exchange gifts. That’s about it.

Dan: Kinda little big family stuff. A few of us get together. Do the whole she bang. Not too many young kids around at this point in time, so it’s more of an adult hangout.

Does that put pressure on you?

Dan: More so just to get people gifts. (Laughter)

Dan: I’m not married yet. My girlfriends pretty young. I have some time.

What does Atreyu have planned for 2016?

Dan: Touring even more. A bunch of tentative stuff lined up. Starting Feb were gonna do some sort of headliner, hitting a bunch of markets that we haven’t really gotten to it. Down south. From there some international stuff. Might be doing some warped tour, a little bit of it. If there’s a date out here we’ll probably be there.

Did you guys do Aftershock this year? I know we saw you in 2014.

Dan: No not this year, Brandon’s other band Hell or Highwater played this year

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Do you have anything else you would like to say to anyone who will read this article?

Travis: Thank you. (Drops the mic}.

I had a prime spot to watch the show, and there are so many words I could use to describe what Atreyu did to Sacramento. They left their mark, that is for damn sure. Alex came out to the crowd several times, letting fans sing into the mic. The interaction was there, the energy was there, and you could hear the chant of their songs from long time Atreyu lovers throughout the venue. Maybe they weren’t headlining, but they sure stole the show. Sacramento is grateful for artists like you, who not only rock but you roll with the people.
Pick up their newest album Long Live at Target, Best Buy, Amazon or online at www.atreyuofficial.com