Eyellusion Presents the DIO RETURNS U.S. Tour 2019, Featuring the DIO Band and Special Guest Vocalists

The most buzzed-about tour in the heavy metal world – the DIO RETURNS Tour featuring the Ronnie James Dio hologram – is finally coming to the United States this spring and summer! The DIO RETURNS U.S. Tour will feature a line-up of DIO bandmembers of 17 years performing aside the stunning Ronnie James Dio hologram. The official band line-up will feature Craig Goldy on guitar, Simon Wright on drums, Scott Warren on keyboards, and newer DIO family member Bjorn Englen on bass. The show will also feature renowned metal vocalists Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens (Judas Priest/Yngwie Malmsteen) and Oni Logan (Lynch Mob). This 90-minute celebration of Ronnie James Dio will include all of the great fan favorites – such as “Holy Diver”, “King of Rock N’ Roll” and “We Rock” – taking fans on a DIO journey from Rainbow to Black Sabbath, to his own DIO material – with the legend himself! The DIO RETURNS Tour will begin May 31, 2019 in Ft. Myers, FL and visit a month’s-worth of cities, with more dates set to be announced. Tickets for all confirmed tour dates go on sale this Friday, April 12 at 10:00 AM local time via all major ticketing outlets. For more information, please visit www.ronniejamesdio.com/tour.html. Simon Wright says, “Looking forward to hitting the road with this incredible piece of technology and celebrating Ronnie and his timeless music again with his friends and fans.”

In August 2016, Eyellusion surprised fans when it debuted the Ronnie James Dio hologram at the Wacken Open Air heavy metal festival in Germany. The hologram was also tapped to open the 2017 Pollstar Awards, wowing bookers and promoters in attendance and creating excitement for the forthcoming tour. Most recently in December 2017, thousands of fans in Germany, Poland, Spain, Romania, the UK, Netherlands, and Belgium experienced DIO like never before via the DIO RETURNS tour. For the past year, the presenting team at Eyellusion have been perfecting the production and unbelievable visual effects behind the amazing new Ronnie James Dio hologram. Watch a new trailer of the hologram in action here: https://youtu.be/S94odyYYdKs Jeff Pezzuti, CEO of Eyellusion says, Ronnie James Dio was not only known for his amazing vocals, but also his incredible stage shows and performances. This show is a must see for all fans of Ronnie, new and old. The new stage production we have created plus the brand new Ronnie James Dio hologram have to be seen to be believed. This is a first of its kind metal show! We are celebrating Ronnie, with his live vocals, with his band he toured with for the last 17 years, and with a show that his fans will love! It’s an over the top metal experience that will have the fans raising their horns throughout the show! We are excited for everyone to see what we have in store for the U.S. beginning on May 31 and the world to follow!” For more information on the DIO RETURNS U.S. Tour 2019, please vist www.ronniejamesdio.com, or the social media sites below. Facebook: www.facebook.com/officialronniejamesdioTwitter: www.twitter.com/officialrjdio  Instagram: www.instagram.com/_ronniejamesdio For more information, visit www.eyellusionlive.com and follow the company @eyellusionlive on Twitter and Instagram. About Eyellusion:Eyellusion is live music’s premier hologram entertainment company. It provides end-to-end hologram production services, from live streaming to full digital recreation. As music industry business models evolve, Eyellusion is working with a fast-growing roster of artists to open up new revenue streams, expand touring capabilities and meet fan demand. The Eyellusion team brings decades of global music industry and live touring experience, combining deep expertise with cutting-edge production and hologram display capabilities. Eyellusion is based in Los Angeles with offices in New York.

DREADNOUGHT: Progressive Doom Conjurors Unveil “Tempered;” Emergence Preorders Now Available + Band To Play Psycho Smokeout And More

Emergence is the impending new full-length from Denver-based progressive doom unit DREADNOUGHT. Set for release on May 10th via Profound Lore, the band’s fourth long player takes their signature multiplex and pictorial sound to new sonic realms delving more into heavier and darker sonic territory. As a precursor to its release, the band is pleased to unveil “Tempered” for communal consumption offering of the track, “‘Tempered’ is a turning point in the Emergence storyline, wherein the perspective of a once enraged and resentful self shifts focus upon ownership and growth.” Witness “Tempered” via YouTube HERE.If you missed it, sample opening track “Besieged” at THIS LOCATION. Engineered and mixed by Andy Patterson (Subrosa) and mastered by James Plotkin (Khanate), with art and design by Mark Facey, Emergence will be released on CD, LP, and digital formats via Profound Lore.   For physical preorder options go to the Profound Lore Store at THIS LOCATION. For digital, visit the label’s Bandcamp page HERE.DREADNOUGHT will bring their psalms to stages on a stretch of US live dates to kick off the summer season. Set to commence on June 21st and run through July 7th, the trek includes eight shows supporting Montreal’s Big|Brave and follows several previously-announced performances this spring including an appearance at Psycho Smokeout in Los Angeles, California alongside Elder, Monolord, Belzebong, Amenra, Uada, and more. See all confirmed dates below. DREADNOUGHT Live: 4/17/2019 Hi-Dive – Denver, CO w/ Uada, Cloak, Wormwitch
4/20/2019 Psycho Smokeout @ Catch One – Los Angeles, CA
4/21/2019 Club Red Mesa – Mesa, AZ w/ Monolord
4/22/2019 Sister – Albuquerque, NM w/ Monolord
5/26/2019 The Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO w/ Alien Weaponry
6/21/2019 Triple Nickel – Colorado Springs, CO *
6/22/2019 Hi-Dive – Denver, CO [info] *
6/24/2019 Cactus Club – Milwaukee, WI [info] *
6/25/2019 Subterranean Downstairs – Chicago, IL [info] *
6/26/2019 Sanctuary – Detroit, MI [info] *
6/27/2019 Hong Kong – Boston, MA *
6/28/2019 Kingsland – Brooklyn, NY [info] *
6/29/2019 Geno’s – Portland, ME [info] *
7/01/2019 Cafe Nine – New Haven, CT
7/02/2019 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
7/03/2019 Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD
7/04/2019 Wonderland – Richmond, VA
7/05/2019 Cosmic Charlie’s – Lexington, KY
7/06/2019 Fubar – Saint Louis, MO
7/07/2019 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
* w/ Big|Brave There are a multitude of layers that establish DREADNOUGHT‘s sound, making them one of the more unique sounding bands in today’s doom/dark/progressive metal circles. Comprised of a myriad of influences that seamlessly sew their sound together, from prog, doom, folk, jazz, classical/chamber, avant-garde, and even a little bit of black metal managing to find its way into DREADNOUGHT‘s audial tapestry, Emergence is the culmination of the band’s continued development and evolution, one that began with 2013’s Lifewoven LP followed by 2015’s Bridging Realms and the aforementioned 2017 LP A Wake…. Thematically, Emergence resonates with elements of flame, tying together similar structures between the ancient connection of nature’s most destructive yet purifying forces and the human condition. Emergence‘s five tracks follow the realities of this age-old cycle of rebirth, beginning with chaotic annihilation of what is, and leaving behind nourishing ash to enrich what is to come., the realities of this age-old cycle of rebirth, beginning with chaotic annihilation of what is, and leaving behind nourishing ash to enrich what is to come. A new being arises from the smolder, forged by the fires of self-destruction and trials of every lifetime before it. With the ferocity of a wildfire, DREADNOUGHT opens the album with “Besieged” painting the connections of the catastrophic events of life with witnessing the Earth ablaze. In memoir of the countless losses in the immolation, “Still” is an interlude that pays tribute to the mourning of fleeting life and memories. “Pestilent” speaks to intense struggle that we as humans battle to choose reality in moments of tribulations as we attempt to escape and resist the decimation left in the fire’s wake. Wisdom granted through the labours of rebirth leaves who was once seen as the victim, the true victor by their willingness to witness a broader perspective of transformation. “Tempered” captures the essence of this enlightened perspective, named by the process of strengthening metal tools using fires, the once destructive flames are seen as a purifying method to cultivate new life. The dust settles upon a masterful being, one that has endured a renaissance with struggles of hellfire and gained a wealth of worldly knowledge. As we enter the final track, “The Waking Realm,” DREADNOUGHT leaves us with this universal pattern of nature to reflect on as the final echoes of the album fade. No matter what cycle of rebirth we are currently in, nature’s perfected design lends comfort to those embarking on the journey of transformation as light from the fires of our own hell will guide the path forward. DREADNOUGHT: 
Kelly Schilling – guitar, flute, clean and harsh vocals
Jordan Clancy – drums, saxophone
Kevin Handlon – bass
Lauren Vieira – keys, clean vocals  

PSYCHO LAS VEGAS 2019: Pre-Party Lineup Featuring Corrosion Of Conformity, Lucifer, Danava, And More Confirmed For August 15th At Daylight Beach Club; Tickets On Sale Now

PSYCHO LAS VEGAS 2019, set to rumble Mandalay Bay Resort And Casino August 16th through August 18th, has announced its annual pool party kick-off show. Scheduled to commence Thursday, August 15th at Daylight Beach Club, this year’s PSYCHO SWIM celebrates the best of previous PSYCHO LAS VEGAS lineups with performances from a host of festival alumni including headliners Corrosion Of Conformity, Lucifer, Danava, ASG, Primitive Man, and Howling Giant as well new PSYCHO additions, Idle Hands and Thrown Into Exile. See the confirmed lineup below. The ultimate outdoor destination under the sun and stars, Daylight Beach Club is nestled next to the Mandalay Bay Resort And Casino and features a 4400-square-foot main pool, daybeds, cabanas and bungalows, and six LED screens spread across a 1500-square-foot stage that takes design influence from some of the world’s most renown day clubs. PSYCHO SWIM will be the first ever all-day takeover of the venue featuring live bands.
Early bird tickets for PSYCHO SWIM are $35 plus fees. Once sold out, tickets will be $45 plus fees. High Rollers get access to the pool party with their VIP pass. Grab your tickets today at THIS LOCATION.   PSYCHO LAS VEGAS 2019 Pre-Party:When: August 15th, 2019Where: Daylight Beach Club – Las Vegas, NVTickets: VivaPsycho.com** This is a 21+ event ** Lineup:Corrosion Of ConformityLuciferDanavaASGPrimitive ManIdle HandsHowling GiantThrown Into Exile PSYCHO LAS VEGAS, notorious for its consistently stacked lineups, remains unmatched in its level of presentation and 2019 promises not only a bigger and better festival but the experience of a lifetime. The event will feature four stages, including the newly renovated Mandalay Bay Events Center, the iconic House of Blues, Mandalay Bay Beach, featuring a wave pool and lazy river, and Rhythm & Riffs – a Vegas-style lounge in the middle of the casino floor. Attendees will have access to discounted room rates at both Mandalay Bay and various MGM Resorts hotels at THIS LOCATION. With an already jaw-dropping bill of rock and metal luminaries including Electric Wizard, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Clutch, Bad Religion, High On Fire, and more than three dozen others, PSYCHO LAS VEGAS will announce its final lineup later this month!Stay alert. The highly-coveted “Psycho Special” passes and “High Roller VIP” passes are now sold out, however “Tier 1 Weekender General Admission” passes are still available at $249 but will increase to $299 once the first tier sells out. Single-day tickets priced at $109 will be available in the coming weeks. All ticket prices are exclusive of taxes and fees. Tickets and more information are available at THIS LOCATION.   PSYCHO LAS VEGAS 2019:When: August 16th-18th, 2019Where: Mandalay Bay Resort And Casino – Las Vegas, NVTickets: VivaPsycho.com
Lineup (alphabetical; more to be announced):AmenraBad ReligionBeach HouseBlack MountainCandyCarcassClutchCold CaveDeafheavenDevil MasterDvneElectric WizardEn MinorFu ManchuGlassjawGoatwhoreGodspeed You! Black EmperorGrailsGraveyardHangman’s ChairHigh On FireIlsaKadavarL.A. WitchMark LaneganNight HorseNothingOld Man GloomOranssi PazuzuPerturbatorPower TripRotting ChristRoyal ThunderSoft KillThe Black AngelsThe Crazy World Of Arthur BrownThe FaintThe ObsessedTobaccoTomb MoldTriumph Of DeathTruckfightersUncle Acid & The DeadbeatsWarhorseYOB PSYCHO LAS VEGAS is the premier vacation-destination music festival in the US for those who worship all that is rock ‘n’ roll. After three award-winning years housed under the confines of the Hard Rock, the event is moving to the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino through an exclusive partnership with MGM Entertainment, and will usher in a new era of spectacle, performance, and production. Meticulously curated, the annual gala has become notorious for delivering diverse and eclectic lineups – from rock and metal to world music and electronic – the likes of which have never been seen in North America. In 2019, PSYCHO LAS VEGAS is rebooting America’s conception of what a festival can be, on its own terms and with its signature mix of grit and grandeur.

Progressive Metal Quartet VALENCE Reveals Jam-Influenced, Eclectic New Track, “Walrus”

New York-based progressive metal fusion quartet VALENCE recently announced the release of their upcoming album, Cognitive Dissidents, out April 12, 2019. Expertly fusing genres like metal, rock, jam, classical, jazz, and more, VALENCE‘svaried yet cohesive influences offer every listener a passport to a new state of mind that is cerebral and emotive, while not sacrificing accessibility. Today, VALENCE have revealed a third new track from Cognitive Dissidents, entitled “Walrus”, which is available to stream via New Noise Magazine here.
Guitarist Geoffrey Schaefer says about the track: “‘Walrus’ is one of the more eclectic songs on Cognitive Dissidents that really highlights the way we incorporate jam band influences in with the progressive metal. You can really hear this about two and a half minutes into the song, as well as with the section that comes about five minutes in. It’s also one of the longer songs on the album, but one that we don’t think feels long.” Check out other videos featuring tracks from Cognitive Dissidents here:”Damnit, Lana!” music video: https://youtu.be/Y6MBFEMF6Ek“Preferred Nomenclature” full band playthrough: https://youtu.be/4GKTRTxOP1gCognitive Dissidents, the ambitious follow up to their Independent Music Award-winning 2014 EP, Laser Baron, was recorded and produced at Westfall Studios in Long Island, NY.Cognitive Dissidents track listing:1. Damnit, Lana!2. Prelude: Parlance of Our Time3. I. If You’re Not into the Whole Brevity Thing4. II. Calmer Than You Are5. III. Preferred Nomenclature6. Walrus7. Red Sky at MorningVALENCE wastes no time in launching Cognitive Dissidents intro the stratosphere with lead single “Damnit, Lana!” (linked above), setting the course for what is about to be one hell of a ride. Rock technicality blends into a seductive Latin fusion-inspiredsection driven by multi-talented percussionist Chris Romano, only to finish as an unrelenting metal opus. “II. Calmer Than You Are” shows the softer side of VALENCE, illustrating a synth-laden soundscape led by bassist Wilhelmus Sapanaro. The band continue to flex their tech-muscles on tracks like “III. Preferred Nomenclature”, in which guitarists Michael Buonanno and Geoffrey Schaefer burn through over five minutes of deft ebb and flow – fluxing between absolute mano-a-mano, battle-like shreddery, deep grooves and classically-influenced passages. “Walrus”, amid its journey, provides an unexpected mid-track jam trip before the album closes with “Red Sky at Morning” – a 14+ minute sonic escapade that can only be described as positively monumental. Rather than utilizing samples, bassist Wilhelmus Sapanaro performed upright bass and cello and guitarist Michael Buonanno performed violin and viola on Cognitive Dissidents to maintain an organic sound.VALENCE has performed across the eastern United States and Canada with artists like Scale The SummitSarah LongfieldConsider The SourceFelix Martin and more, and will soon expand their national footprint later in 2019. In the meantime, VALENCE has several U.S. performances booked this winter and spring. See below for all confirmed tour dates: VALENCE Tour Dates:4/13 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ Darkside Records – Record Store Day4/26 – Holbrook, NY @ Rams American Pub4/28 – Philadelphia, PA @ Milkboy4/29 – Orange, VA @ 3 B’s Bar & Grille5/1 – Raleigh, NC @ Slims5/2 – Atlanta, GA @ Smith’s Olde Bar5/3 – Asheville, NC @ Odditorium5/24 – Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus w/ Black Crown Initiate // Album Release Show Visit this Facebook invite for a listing of these shows. VALENCE online:www.valence.bandwww.facebook.com/valencemusicwww.valence.bandcamp.comwww.youtube.com/valencebandVALENCE is:Michael Buonanno – Guitar, Violin, ViolaGeoffrey Schaefer – GuitarWilhelmus Sapanaro – Bass, Upright Bass, CelloChris Romano – Drums

LORD DYING: Progressive Sludge Unit Announces North American Headlining Tour; Mysterium Tremendum Nears Release Via Entertainment One

Progressive sludge unit LORD DYING has confirmed a North American headlining tour. Scheduled to commence May 8th in Seattle, Washington, the journey will wind its way through more than two dozen cities and come to a close on June 8th in the band’s home city of Portland, Oregon. Support will be provided by psychedelic doom duo Year Of The Cobra. See all confirmed dates below. LORD DYING will be touring in support of their impending new full-length, Mysterium Tremendum, set for worldwide release on April 26th via Entertainment One (eOne). Captured at Los Angeles’ West Valley Recording Studios in August of 2018 with producer Mike Plotnikoff (Fear Factory, In Flames), mastered by Howie Weinberg (Slayer, Nirvana, Pantera, Red Hot Chili Peppers), and swathed in the striking planetary landscape-inspired cover art of Steve R. Dodd, the band’s first full-length in four years is a monolithic, riff-heavy concept album delivering eleven heaving tracks that explore the many facets of dying and what may or may not exist in the afterlife. Emotionally nourishing both musically and lyrically, Mysterium Tremendum‘s exploration of death goes far beyond the mere longing for it in order to see what lies beyond (“Lacerated Psyche” is about the death of guitarist Chris Evans’ sister). There are endless layers to it; you might even find parallels between the record’s concept and life itself. It’s a journey. And in their quest to pursue death, LORD DYINGhas themselves found new life. LORD DYING’s Mysterium Tremendum will be released on CD, double LP, and digital formats. For preorder options and to stream latest single, ” Freed From The Pressures Of Time,” visit smarturl.it/LordDyingMT.

[new signing!] Plague Years “Unholy Infestation” Available NOW

Plague Years call Detroit their home. They are Tim Engelhardt (vocals), Eric Lauder (guitar), Rian Staber (bass), and Mike Jurysta (drums). Unholy Infestation is the band’s second album and is the follow up to their first self-titled album that was released in 2017. Unholy Infestationsees the group refining their attack and taking aim at their contemporaries.
An eerie alien intro crashes into a full frontal assault of crunchy guitars and pounding double bass on the opening track. The pace chugs into low gear with wailing guitars before charging forward with ruthless brutality.
Listeners will find Plague Years reminding them of the punishing music of Obituary, Sepultura, and Destruction. The intent is to lay waste to your senses on every song.
The bludgeoning power of Plague Years stands tall on “Outer Darkness” and “Aeon of the Serpent.” The caustic vocals, crushing guitars, punishing drums, and strong bass come together in a fantastic mix despite this initially being an independent release. Plague Years does a marvelous job of mixing up the pace with fast charging riffs balanced by slower paced skull smashers. The music dares you not to headbang. There is no point in resisting, just let it fly.
Unholy Infestation incites the need within every metalhead to thrash. This EP conjures up all that you love about fist clenching thrash metal. Explosive rhythms, caustic vocals, and flesh-searing guitars invigorate the amygdala and elevate the listener into a state of teeth gnashing bliss. Grab some friends, throw them around the room, and let the power swell of Plague Years wash you free of all your rage and pain.

DON FELDER Goes Back To Basics On ‘American Rock ‘N’ Roll’ With An All-Star Line-Up Of Special Guests Joining Him On His Second Solo Album Out Today

April 5, 2019 — Legendary singer-songwriter, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, best-selling author, and former guitarist of the Eagles, and true American rock and roll guitar hero DON FELDER is bringing more of his timeless music to adoring fans not only in America, but worldwide with today’s release of his second solo album, AMERICAN ROCK ‘N’ ROLL, on BMG. Fans can pick up the album on all digital formats here. With this highly anticipated new album, he’s very much looking forward to building upon his rich legacy in 2019 as one of the most innovative riff-generating songwriters of the modern rock era while continuing his growth as a featured touring and recording solo artist. AMERICAN ROCK ’N’ ROLL covers the gamut of the man’s artistic talents, consisting of 11 high-energy rockers mixed with touching, thoughtful ballads. From the state of the guitar-rock union salute to “American Rock ‘N’ Roll” to the funky crunch of “Hearts on Fire” to the fierce, unrelenting declaration of “Rock You” to the mutual heartfelt honesty of “Falling in Love” and “You’re My World,” DON FELDER has once again tapped into the current music zeitgeist to emerge with an album that represents the peak of his creative prowess. The album also boasts an impressive guest list of contributors who comprise a veritable who’s who of modern rock music, including Sammy Hagar (vocals on “Rock You”), Slash (a wicked guitar solo on the title track), Richie Sambora and Orianthi (dual guitar soloists on “Limelight”), Peter Frampton (Telecaster-blasting and background vocals on “The Way Things Have to Be”), Joe Satriani (a blistering, lightning-fast solo on “Rock You”), Mick Fleetwood and Chad Smith (trading off drumming duties on the title track), Bob Weir (background vocals on “Rock You”), David Paich (keyboards on “Hearts on Fire,” piano on “The Way Things Have to Be”), Steve Porcaro (keyboards on “Falling in Love”), Alex Lifeson (acoustic and electric guitar accents on “Charmed”), and many, many more. This time around, FELDER felt he wanted to share the fretboard wealth and cut heads with as many of his peers onAMERICAN ROCK ’N’ ROLL as he could gather. “On my last solo album, I had only one guest on guitar–Steve Lukather (Toto)–and I played every other guitar part on every other song,” he points out. “I didn’t want to do that this time. I wanted to have people come in and light it up. My goal was to play with them and have a good time. It was a ball!” AMERICAN ROCK ’N’ ROLL is the follow-up to FELDER’s debut solo album, ROAD TO FOREVER which was released October 9, 2012 and debuted on Billboard’s “Heatseekers” chart at #27.  “Girls In Black,” the album’s first single, reached the Top 30 on the Mediabase Rock chart, while “Wash Away” reached #4 on the Mediabase Classic Rock chart.  It was co-written by FELDER and Styx’s Tommy Shaw, which also features Shaw’s signature vocal sound.  Rolling Stone (France) called ROAD TO FOREVER “one of those timeless albums, cut to ride on highways, which we love to know still exist.”  While Musicradar.com hailed:  “The album’s 12 cuts are heartfelt and direct, a catchy and soulful musical autobiography that steers clear of mawkish self-indulgence. And FELDER’s guitar playing – rendered with but a fraction of his nearly 300 instruments! – is as stirring as ever.”  And Premier Guitar praised:  “FELDER is back with his trademark guitar choirs and hooky riffs.”Not only is FELDER a proud, longstanding member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, having been inducted with the Eagles back in 1998, he was also inaugurated into the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville in 2016 and the Florida Artists Hall of Fame in 2017. Fact is, FELDER spent 27 years with the Eagles, who own the fine distinction of recording the top-selling album of all time–THEIR GREATEST HITS (1971-1975), which has sold over 38 million copies (and counting). “I’m blessed enough to have contributed to and been a part of a very talented mixture of voices, writing, guitar parts, and production. I’m very proud of that,” he says of the group. Meanwhile, his legendary double-neck Les Paul guitar is on display as part of the “Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock & Roll,” exhibit presented by New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame which opens April 8 and closes October 1. FELDER was in attendance along with Jimmy Page, Steve Miller and Tina Weymouth to celebrate the opening of the vast collection of some of Rock’s most celebrated instruments, including Jimi Hendrix’s guitar that he played at Woodstock and Ringo Starr’s drum kit that he played on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” It’s the first major exhibition in an art museum dedicated entirely to the iconic instruments of Rock & Roll. Through more than 130 instruments dating from 1939 to 2017—played by artists such as Chuck Berry, Eric Clapton, Sheryl Crow, Bob Dylan, Don Felder, Kim Gordon, Jimi Hendrix, James Hetfield, Wanda Jackson, Joan Jett, Lady Gaga, Steve Miller, Joni Mitchell, Jimmy Page, Kate Pierson, Elvis Presley, Prince, Keith Richards, Patti Smith, Bruce Springsteen, Ringo Starr, Eddie Van Halen, Stevie Ray Vaughan, St. Vincent, Tina Weymouth, Nancy Wilson, and others—“Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock & Roll” will explore one of the most influential artistic movements of the 20th century and the objects that made the music possible. DON FELDER recently launched his 2019 headlining tour, which will continue through the end of the year. Check him out at any of the following stops, with more dates to be posted on his official website as they’re confirmed: DATE               CITY                                         VENUE Sat 4/6              Atlantic City, NJ                                    Hard Rock Hotel & CasinoMon 4/8            New York, NY                           The Cutting RoomSat 4/20            Concord, CA                             Concord PavilionSat 4/27            Dubuque, IA                              Diamond Jo CasinoSun 5/5             Orlando, FL                               Walt Disney World/Garden Rocks Concert SeriesMon 5/6            Orlando, FL                               Walt Disney World/Garden Rocks Concert SeriesTue 5/7             Orlando, FL                               Walt Disney World/Garden Rocks Concert SeriesSat 6/22            Murphys, CA                             Ironstone AmphitheatreSat 7/6              Ellicottville, NY                          The Summer Music FestivalFri 7/12             Burnsville, MN                           Buck Hill Ski & Snowboard ArenaFri 8/9               Reno, NV                                  Nugget Event Center 

Rising Alt-Rock Band SUB-RADIO Releases New Single, “Better Than That”

Rising Washington, DC-based alt-rock band SUB-RADIO released their brand new song, “Better Than That” – the first single cut from their highly anticipated, as-of-yet untitled Summer 2019 EP. The track, available today across streaming services, was produced by Dylan Bauld (flor, Halsey, Smallpools), mixed by Andrew Maury (Shawn Mendes, Post Malone, COIN), and mastered by Joe LaPorta (The Weeknd, Shawn Mendes, Vampire Weekend, Walk The Moon). Stream “Better Than That” now via Spotify here“We wrote “Better Than That” years ago, self-produced it, and never really felt like it got the treatment it deserved,” says vocalist Adam Bradley. “Our fans absolutely lose it when we play it live and we knew it needed the five-star production that Dylan and Andrew can bring. The song sounds like a party, and to us it’s kind of a kiss-off party. We want everyone who’s been on the wrong end of a one-sided relationship to be able to shout along to this.”SUB-RADIO makes catchy, danceable indie-pop with big hooks, clean guitars, dancefloor rhythms, and powerful vocals. Founded by six childhood friends over 10 years ago, the band has garnered comparisons to established acts like Walk The MoonMaroon 5Fun. and Vampire Weekend, and the sextet’s stream of releases and high-energy live performances have put them on the map up and down the East Coast, including performances at Firefly Music Festival, Capital Pride and Launch Music Festival. “Working on these new songs with Dylan and Andrew is a dream come true for us,” says lead guitarist/vocalist Matthew Prodanovich. “They’re able to take these seeds of ideas we have and blow them up into the big pop jams we’ve been wanting to make.””We’ve never been more excited about a release than this next EP. It’s fun, it’s joyful, it grooves,” says drummer/vocalist Michael Pereira. “It’s exciting to have a record that matches the energy we bring on stage. And we can’t wait to meet the fans all across the country who haven’t had the chance to see us before 2019.” The band’s efforts continue throughout 2019 and beyond as they head out on their first-ever US national tour, including over 30 dates at universities alone.

SUB-RADIO is Adam Bradley (vocals), Matthew Prodanovich (guitar, vocals), Michael Pereira (drums), John Fengya (keys, guitar, vocals), Mark Siford (bass), and Kyle Cochran (guitar, keys). SUB-RADIO online:Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/subradioband/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/subradioband/YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCp8top1sIsvcBeTFzWR-VOATwitter:  https://twitter.com/subradiobandSpotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2lCUVconWp5YjxdYssfZ8JWebsite: Tour Dates, Press Assets and More:https://sub-radio.com

GREAT FALLS: Seattle Post-Hardcore/Noise Rock Trio Kicks Off West Coast Tour; A Sense Of Rest Full-Length Out Now On Corpse Flower

Washing post-hardcore/noise rock trio GREAT FALLS will kick off their West Coast spring tour today in Seattle at Belltown Yacht Club. The trek will wind its way through a dozen venues and includes performances with a host of eclectic acts along the way including Heiress, This White Light, Kowloon Walled City, Iceburn, and so many others. In May, the band will share the stage with Sourvein and -(16)-. See confirmed dates below and if you missed it, check out the ten bands GREAT FALLS want to see on their latest live journey at Decibel Magazine HEREGREAT FALLS, featuring within its ranks former members of Undertow, Nineironspitfire, Kiss It Goodbye, Playing Enemy, and Jesu, released their A Sense Of Rest full-length last December via Corpse Flower Records. Recorded and mixed by Scott Evans (Kowloon Walled City, Forn, Ghoul, Minsk) at Red Room in Seattle and Antisleep Audio in Oakland with additional recording by Tad Doyle (Tad, Hog Molly, Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth) at Witch Ape Studios in Seattle, mastered by Carl Saff (Fu Manchu, Rosetta, KEN mode, Child Bite) at Saff Mastering in Chicago, with artwork by alternative comics illustrator Farel Dalrymple, the record thrusts forth eight psalms of restless energy centered on death, family, art, and immortality. A Sense Of Rest is currently available digitally and on limited 2xLP in three color variants: smoke, white with green and grey splatter, and standard black. For orders, visit the Corpse Flower Bandcamp page at THIS LOCATION where the record can be streamed in full.

Illustrator, designer, musician, instructor, and letterpress printer Demian Johnston spent his formative years playing bass in legendary hardcore band Undertow before moving to guitar to form Nineironspitfire and later join hardcore icons Kiss It Goodbye. When Kiss It Goodbye disbanded, three-fourths of the band resurrected Playing Enemy, with Johnston additionally taking on vocal duties. In 2001, Shane Mehling joined on bass. By 2006, the band had run its course and Mehling and Johnston spent a few years pursuing more experimental noise in a project called Hemingway. Four years later, Hemingway changed its name to GREAT FALLS, recruiting Phil Petrocelli, who had previously played with outfits such as Jesu and Jarboe, on drums. GREAT FALLS‘ debut full-length, Accidents Grotesque, was released in 2013 by Irish label Hell Comes Home, followed by The Fever Shed, release in 2015 via Init Records. Said Bearded Gentlemen Music accurately of the band’s output, “GREAT FALLS produce some abrasive metal/noise gold. It isn’t for the faint of heart.” The Sludgelord concurred, “Right from the first note of ‘Dressing The Saints,’ there is nowhere to hide as the band assault the listener with an abrasive opening salvo of shards of metallic noise. Even when the volume dips during sparse minimal sections, there is always a taut menace to the proceedings which feels like it could give way to chaos at any second.” Additionally, GREAT FALLS has released a host of EPs and splits with the likes of Thou, Dephosphorus, Heiress, Throat, and The Great Sabatini, the latter of which is set for release in the coming weeks.

DRIVING SLOW MOTION: Texas Experimental Post-Rock Collective To Release Arda Full-Length This June; New Track Streaming + Preorders Available

Fort Worth, Texas-based experimental post-rock collective DRIVING SLOW MOTION will release their debut full-length, Arda, on June 7th. Recorded and produced by the band, mixed by Mike Watts (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Glassjaw, Hopesfall) at VuDu Studios, and mastered by Troy Glessner (Devin Townsend, August Burns Red) at Spectre Mastering, Arda – the name given to the Earth in an imaginary period of prehistory in J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord Of The Rings legendarium – is an otherworldly and consuming audio exhibition. Over the course of ten tracks and forty-two minutes, the record seamlessly blankets its listeners with chest-quaking builds, cascading dynamics, and atmospheric melodies, delivering a surreal sonic escape that’s at once physically and psychologically entrancing. As a precursor to Arda‘s official release, DRIVING SLOW MOTION is currently streaming the towering “The Way The World Was.” Notes drummer Dustin Weaver of the track, “‘The Way The World Was’ is an interesting song for this band as it came together purely by accident. The original idea was to create a simple interlude for our live set, but it spontaneously turned into the first full song written for Arda. At the time, writing for a new album wasn’t even really on our radar as we had just released our self-titled EP. However, writing ‘The Way The World Was’ really set the tone for the entire album; a dynamic blend of softer ambient parts paired with a massive, driving wall of sound.” Stream “The Way The World Was” at THIS LOCATION.Arda will be released via the band’s own Fail Safe Audio Recordings on June 7th on CD, limited LP, and digitally. For preorders visit the DRIVING SLOW MOTION Bandcamp page atTHIS LOCATION.Arda Track Listing:1. Far From Home2. The Way The World Was3. In Exchange For A Memory4. Windows In A Stone Wall5. Of The Sea6. Laurelin7. All I See Are Stars8. Shadow & Flame (The Deep Pt. 1)9. Hallowed Hills10. The Dawn Voyage DRIVING SLOW MOTION will bring their soundscapes to the stage for three special performances including an appearance at this year’s Noise Under The Sky Festival and a special record release show in June. Additional live dates will be announced in the weeks to come.DRIVING SLOW MOTION Live:5/04/2019 Noise Under The Sky Festival 2019 @ The Waterhole Saloon – Del Valle, TX6/07/2019 M.A.S.S – Ft. Worth, TX * CD Release Show6/29/2019 Post-Fest Pop-Up @ Dan’s Silverleaf – Denton, TX Drawing influence from the diverse backgrounds of each member — which includes a geologist, a coffee-roaster, and an ex-founding member of extreme metal band Seeker [Victory Records] — DRIVING SLOW MOTION has quickly garnered nationwide attention with their unique take on instrumental music. “Although DRIVING SLOW MOTION only began writing music together less than two years ago, this project has been more than a decade in the making,” says Weaver of the band’s beginnings. “The five of us [Weaver is joined by bassist Carter Stark and guitarists Nick Valdez, Jason Reed, and Bryan Freymuth] have known each other for years and have always had a mutual desire to create something we believe to be truly unique and exciting; DRIVING SLOW MOTION is the culmination of that yearning.” “Arda was written around the concept of a journey,” he continues, “which we inadvertently found to be a direct correlation of our own lives. For us, the last decade has been a journey individually to get to this point, but the experiences of that journey is what ultimately shaped and molded us into what you hear today.” DRIVING SLOW MOTION:Dustin Weaver – drumsCarter Stark – bassNick Valdez – guitarJason Reed – guitarBryan Freymuth – guitar