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Blood Of The Martyrs Releases Rerecorded “Lady Nightshade”

8f624c5f-026c-4129-ae0d-31f0843ca6aaVirginia’s seasoned veterans Blood Of The Martyrs, who have been touring for the better part of eighteen months in support of the band’s 2013 release Completionist, has released a rerecorded version of their track “Lady Nightshade.” The original version of the track was released on the band’s 2011 release Once More, With Feeling. The rerecorded version is available for free download off of Bandcamp, Soundcloud, and Mediafire.The band will continue to tour throughout the rest of 2014 that has already included a stop at Driven Fest back in May.

Listen to the rerecorded version of “Lady Nightshade”

About Blood Of The Martyrs:
Blood Of The Martyrs is a ministry based metal band from Farmville VA who formed in late 2007. After playing numerous local shows and recording a few demos and EPs they released their first full length album Once More, With Feeling in 2011 under a small indie label which made it available on all major online outlets and retailers. Soon after the release the band steadily toured on a DIY basis, successfully booking a total of 250 tour dates between the years 2011-2012, which spanned the full eastern U.S and into the mid-west. Currently, the band is on track for a projected goal of 150 tour dates this year and has recently joined the Phoenix Agency roster with such bands as King Conquer (Mediaskare Records), Legend (Rise), The Last Ten Seconds Of Life, and In Dying Arms (Artery Recordings). The band strives to present itself in a professional manner, not only in person while at shows but also through their online presence, fully utilizing most, or all, major social networking sites, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube, which, on its own has collected nearly 400,000 views since 2010. The band is self-releasing their second full length on October 4th, titled Completionist, which was produced by Jamie King (Between The Buried and Me, For Today, The Human Abstract).



DOWNFALL OF GAIA completes work on upcoming new album “Aeon Unveils The Thrones Of Decay”!

downfall-of-gaiaDownfall of Gaia have just finished the recordings for their new album “Aeon Unveils the Thrones of Decay” to be released in the fall of 2014!

Downfall of Gaia comments: “All of us are pretty satisfied with the result of the new record and we are excited to share this new piece of music with the audience! The writing process itself became a bit more complex just because of the fact that our new drummer Michael Kadnar is living in New York and all of us are based in Germany. But in the end we were able to manage all of this in a good way, hit the studio and recorded our most aggressive sounding record till today.”

“Once again we recorded at the ’79 Sound Studio with Christoph Scheidel and we couldn’t ask for a better guy! Mixing job one more time by Jack Shirley from Atomic Garden and master by Brad Boatright from Audiosiege. Anytime again, guys!”

“The recording itself went pretty smooth just besides the annoying fact that all of us became pretty sick in the last few days of the studio and right before our European tour with Toxic Holocaust and Black Tusk, sitting there with a cold, fever and hardly able to talk, everything went just as planned! Definitely a funny pic to see! But for now we are happy to be done with the studio and can’t wait to play the new material live!”

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dividedheaven5Non-stop touring is an understatement for LA-based band, Divided Heaven. This year, they’ve already toured North America, Europe and Japan, in addition to several dates on the 2014 Vans Warped Tour, and have just announced a fall tour.

Divided Heaven, which has toured mostly solo, is heading out full band along the west coast, and including stops in Portland, Seattle, and Las Vegas before finishing up in Los Angeles. Supporting for the entire tour is San Diego band, Dead Frets.

Divided Heaven is touring in support of the new album Youngblood, which dropped March 25 on Say-10 Records. The sophomore effort was produced by Charlie Stavish (Imagine Dragons, Ryan Adams) and Stephen Egerton (ALL, Descendents). For fans of: Saves The Day, City and Colour, Ryan Adams, Green Day and Frank Turner.

Divided Heaven’s full-band September Tour:
September 4 – Boars Crossing – Carlsbad, CA (early show)
September 4 – Til Two Club – San Diego, CA (late show)
September 5 – DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
September 6 – The Lounge – Susanville, CA
September 7 – Volcanic Theatre – Bend, OR
September 8 – Le Voyeur – Olympia, WA
September 9 – The Kraken – Seattle, WA
September 10 – Twilight – Portland, WA
September 11 – The Press Club – Sacramento, CA
September 12 – Riley’s – Bakersfield, CA
September 13 – Artistic Armory – Las Vegas, NV
September 14 – Hotel Café – Los Angeles, CA

Singer/Songwriter, Jeff Berman, has been involved a variety of projects including time with Protagonist, The Boils and VPR. On tour constantly, Berman pulls lyrical influence from the various cities he’s lived in including Washington DC, Berlin and his current home, Los Angeles.

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Photo Credit: Graham Fielder

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(Sacramento, Calif.): Aussie metalcore band Capture the Crown will kick down the doors of venues throughout the fall when they co-headline the “Merchnow Presents: Not Your American Idols Tour” with For All Those Sleeping.

The must-see tour, which launches October 1 in Buffalo and winds through the U.S. and Canada before wrapping November 3 in Pittsburgh, also features Ice Nine Kills, Palisades, Myka Relocate and Youth in Revolt on the bill. The tour is also supported by Substream Magazine and Idobi Howl.

Singer Jeffrey Wellfare from Capture The Crown commented, “We’re really excited to go out on a headline tour in support of our new album Reign of Terror. The response on the current Chiodos / Blessthefall tour has been overwhelming and we can’t wait to play these songs in a more intimate setting. We’ve been able to do some amazing tours and learn from some great headliners, and now it’s our turn to show the world what we have. We’ve teamed up with FATS and some really great support acts. We are ‘NOT YOUR AMERICAN IDOLS!‘”

7a2bff09-ba1e-41a1-b34d-7e708d409dcfFor All Those Sleeping frontman Mike Champa stated, “We’re proud to announce that we’ll be doing the ‘Not Your American Idols Tour‘ this fall with our good friends Capture The Crown, Ice Nine Kills, Palisades, Myka Relocate and Youth In Revolt! With our new album Incomplete Me just releasing and us just finishing up playing the Van’s Warped Tour, we knew we wanted to keep the momentum rolling and this tour was the perfect way to allow us to share our new music with all of our fans.”

As Wellfare mentioned, CTC recently released their Artery Recordings debut and second album Reign of Terror. The band is currently on tour with Chiodos and Blessthefall as part of the Crowd Surf America Tour, but there will be no rest and no real time off for the CTC, as they will hit the road again almost immediately on the “Not Your American Idols Tour.”

The road is where Capture the Crown make their home, as they enjoy both thrilling and converting fans one show, one venue and one stage at a time.

10/01 – Buffalo, NY – Waiting Room
10/02 – Ottawa, ON – Mavericks
10/03 – Toronto, ON – Hard Luck Bar
10/04 – Lemoyne, PA – Championship
10/05 – New York, NY – Studio At Webster
10/07 – Freehold, NJ – GameChanger World
10/08 – West Springfield, VA – Empire
10/09 – Charlotte, NC – Tremont Music Hall
10/10 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
10/11 – Tupelo, MS – GoodTime Charlie’s
10/12 – Little Rock, AR – Rev Room
10/14 – Houston, TX – Walters
10/15 – Fort Worth, TX – Tomcats West
10/16 – Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
10/17 – Tempe, AZ – The Underground
10/18 – San Diego, CA – Soma Sidestage
10/19 – Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
10/21 – Sacramento, CA – Assembly
10/23 – Portland, OR – Branx
10/24 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
10/25 – Boise, ID – The Shredder
10/26 – Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue
10/27 – Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
10/29 – Nashville, TN – The End
10/30 – Indianapolis, IN – Emerson Theatre
10/31 – Pontiac, MI – The Pike Room
11/01 – Joliet, IL – Mojoes
11/02 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
11/03 – Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar

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Journeys Noise Tour Presents: ISSUES Featuring Ghost Town, Marmozets and Nightmares

issuestou1ISSUES will headline the Journeys Noise Tour with support from Ghost Town, Marmozets, and Nightmares. The tour kicks off on Halloween in Atlanta, GA and runs through December 13.

VIP packages and pre-sale tickets are available beginning at 10am on Tuesday August 19th at Tickets go on sale to the public beginning Friday August 22nd at 10am.

ISSUES recently wrapped their summer long stint on the Journeys Stage on the Vans Warped Tour and are currently touring throughout Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

The band’s most recent effort, their self-titled debut LP, was released in February 2014 via Velocity/Rise Records, and landed in the Billboard Top 10 in its week of release.

issues_aug_2014_use_thisAlternative Press has labeled ISSUES, “the future of metalcore…” while Substream raved, “This is the album you need to jam in 2014.” Kerrang! heralded the effort as an, “almost perfect debut from genre-less hotshots…” with Rock Sound calling it, “…an extremely important album.”

ISSUES have toured with the likes of A Day To Remember, Of Mice & Men, Pierce The Veil, Bring Me The Horizon, Memphis May Fire and Sleeping With Sirens, and are known for their genre defying hybrid of heavy rock and melodic choruses, which is fueled by dueling vocalists Tyler Carter and Michael Bohn, and the unique scratching and synths, courtesy of DJ Scout.

Tour Dates
Fri/Oct-31-2014 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
Sat/Nov-01-2014 Charlotte, NC Amos’ South End
Sun/Nov-02-2014 Baltimore, MD Soundstage
Mon/Nov-03-2014 New York, NY Irving Plaza
Wed/Nov-05-2014 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts
Thu/Nov-06-2014 Worcester, MA Palladium
Fri/Nov-07-2014 Montreal, QC La Tulipe
Sat/Nov-08-2014 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Hall
Sun/Nov-09-2014 Detroit, MI St Andrews Hall
Tue/Nov-11-2014 Cleveland, OH House Of Blues
Wed/Nov-12-2014 Nashville, TN Rocketown
Thu/Nov-13-2014 St Louis, MO The Ready Room
Fri/Nov-14-2014 Chicago, IL House Of Blues
Sat/Nov-15-2014 Burnsville, MN The Garage
Sun/Nov-16-2014 Des Moines, IA Woolys
Mon/Nov-17-2014 Lawrence, KS Granada Theater
Tue/Nov-18-2014 Denver, CO The Summit
Thu/Nov-20-2014 Salt Lake City, UT Murray Theater
Fri/Nov-21-2014 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
Sat/Nov-22-2014 Seattle, WA El Corazon
Sun/Nov-23-2014 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theater
Tue/Nov-25-2014 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades
Wed/Nov-26-2014 Anaheim, CA House Of Blues
Fri/Nov-28-2014 Los Angeles, CA House Of Blues
Sat/Nov-29-2014 San Diego, CA House of Blues
Sun/Nov-30-2014 Phoenix, AZ Nile Theatre
Tue/Dec-02-2014 Oklahoma City, OK Diamond Ballroom
Wed/Dec-03-2014 Dallas, TX House Of Blues
Sun/Dec-07-2014 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit
Mon/Dec-08-2014 Houston, TX House Of Blues
Tue/Dec-09-2014 New Orleans, LA House Of Blues
Thu/Dec-11-2014 Tampa, FL State Theater
Fri/Dec-12-2014 Ft Lauderdale, FL Revolution Live
Sat/Dec-13-2014 Orlando, FL House Of Blues

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Journeys is a leader in the teen specialty retail scene, with more than 800 stores in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Canada. Journeys uses fashion savvy and merchandising science to keep in step with the fast-paced footwear and accessories market for 13- to 22-year-old guys and girls. Journeys offers a wide variety of trendy, relevant brands that cater to teens who seek the hottest, new styles. The Journeys store is more than a retail environment; it’s an extension of the teen lifestyle. From the plasma TVs playing exclusive content and the latest music videos, to the visual merchandising strategy and promotions, to the employees whose image and style reflect the customers’ lifestyle and attitude. In addition, Journeys reaches its customers through, a mobile website, catalog, national advertising, strategic cross-promotions, social media and grass-roots events like The Journeys Noise Tour. Journeys is, in every way, an attitude you can wear!




Fit For A King have announced a fall co-headlining tour with Being As An Ocean. Presented by MerchNow the tour will also feature support by Gideon and Wolves At The Gate. Fresh off the Warped Tour, the band are promoting the release of a new album, Slave To Nothing, to be released October 14th via Solid State Records. Produced by Will Putney (Suicide Silence, Miss May I) Slave To Nothing promises to be their most massive sounding work to date.

fitcoheadlinerThe bands 2013 release Creation/Destruction was the BIGGEST album debut in the history of the label (which is no small feat considering their catalogue also includes heavyweights such as Underoath, August Burns Red and Demon Hunter).

Since that time Fit For A King have criss-crossed the nation supporting acts including For Today, Upon A Burning Body, Attila, Like Moths To Flames, Stray From The Path and Impending Doom. (full tour dates below)

Fit For A King fall tour 2014
(all dates with Being As An Ocean, Gideon & Wolves At The Gate)
9/27 El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
9/28 Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
9/29 Canoga Park, CA @ Cobalt Café
9/30 Fresno, CA @ Strummers
10/1 Sacramento, CA @ Assembly
10/2 Reno, NV @ The Alley
10/3 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
10/4 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
10/5 Spokane, WA @ The Hop
10/7 Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep
10/8 Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory
10/9 Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone Café
10/10 Nashville, TN @ Rocketown
10/11 Charleston, SC @Skatepark Of Charleston
10/12 Jacksonville, FL @ Murray Hill Theater
10/13 Tallahassee, FL @ Sidebar Theatre
10/14 Birmingham, AL @ The Forge
10/16 Roanoke, VA @ InsideOut
10/17 Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
10/18 Buffalo, NY @ The Waiting Room
10/19 Columbus, OH @ Skullys
10/20 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Stache
10/21 Detroit, MI @ The Shelter
10/23 Indianapolis, IN @The Emerson Theater
10/24 St Louis, MO @ Fubar
10/25 Lawrence, KS @The Jackpot

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LOS ANGELES, CA — Bob Seger has emerged from the studio equipped with a new album, Ride Out, set to be released October 14 on Capitol Records. The first single, “Detroit Made,” pays homage to America’s love affair with the automobile. The uptempo song hit radio airwaves this past weekend serving as the perfect backdrop to the 20th annual Woodward Dream Cruise, the world’s largest one day celebration of classic car culture.

“I feel really good about this record,” says Seger. “This album touches on how I think a lot of us feel about finding our place in a more complicated world – from how we appreciate things as simple and pure as love, to navigating through the corruption and violence that permeates the news. It sums up a lot of feelings I have about a variety of subjects.”

Produced by Seger, the new collection stays true to his legendary sound as he effortlessly marries rock, blues and country, yielding an album with all the hallmarks of the rocker’s deep catalog of hits. Seger began teasing tracks from the album during his 2013 tour, including “Detroit Made,” “All of The Roads” and “California Stars.”

Ride Out is Seger’s first studio album since his 2006 platinum-certified Face The Promise and follows his 2011 platinum-certified release, Ultimate Hits: Rock and Roll Never Forgets.

Bob Seger has sold more than 51 million albums and has racked up 13 platinum and 7 multi-platinum RIAA-certified album sales awards in the U.S. alone. He is both a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, and his Greatest Hits, Against The Wind, Night Moves, Stranger In Town, Nine Tonight, and Live Bullet have been RIAA-certified for more than five million U.S. album sales each. The 1994 Greatest Hits collection was the #1 best-selling catalog album in the U.S. during the past decade (2001-2009), as reported by Billboard/SoundScan. With his many successes, Seger’s music is permanently etched in the American musical landscape.


Amber Pacific Releasing ‘The Turn’ on September 2

amber_pacifc_the_turn_small_cover_artVeteran Seattle, WA pop punk rock outfit Amber Pacific is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, and what better way to commemorate the occasion than with the return of original vocalist Matt Young, and the release of the band’s 4th studio album, The Turn on September 2nd.

The Turn (the band’s first new release since 2011′s Virtues) features guest appearances from a few of the band’s friends and past tour mates, including Mike Herrera (MxPx), and Alex Gaskarth (All Time Low). The album will be available in Standard and Deluxe editions (which includes three bonus acoustic tracks and one alternate track). See track listing below.

amber_pacific_image_1_aug_2014Founding guitarist Will Nutter proudly calls The Turn, “the best AP record we’ve made to date.”

Amber Pacific first came to national attention in 2004 with the release of their Fading Days EP, an urgent, slick punk‐pop record in the vein of Story of the Year, the Audition, and the All-American Rejects. The band went on to release three more well-received LP’s, and to tour with the Vans Warped Tour from 2004-2007, as well as with the likes of Sum-41, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Hawthorne Heights, Runner Runner and Cartel.

With the original line up restored, Amber Pacific is excited to bring this newest batch of tunes to their fans.

Track Listing
1. Undone (feat. Mike Herrera)
2. Young Love
3. When I Found You (feat. Alex Gaskarth courtesy of Hopeless Records)
4. Next To Me (feat. Darianne Westcott)
5. Safe For Now
6. I’ll Beat The Odds
7. Don’t Let It Fall Through
8. You Get What You Get
9. Who You Are
10. Would You?

1. Undone (feat. Mike Herrera)
2. Young Love
3. When I Found You (feat. Alex Gaskarth courtesy of Hopeless Records)
4. Next To Me (feat. Darianne Westcott)
5. Safe For Now
6. I’ll Beat The Odds
7. Don’t Let It Fall Through
8. You Get What You Get
9. Who You Are
10. Would You?
11. When I Found You (Acoustic)
12. I’ll Beat The Odds (Acoustic)
13. Who You Are (Acoustic)
14. When I Found You (Alternate)

What others have said about Amber Pacific:

Matt Young’s distinctive voice can be heard on all of Amber Pacific’s albums through 2007′s Truth In Sincerity, before his departure in early 2008. This return to original form already has fans buzzing with excitement of what could potentially be on the horizon for the group in the very near future. “ – AltPress

Truth In Sincerity displays all the good qualities of the pop‐punk genre, as your first impulse will be to roll down the windows and sing along instantaneously“-