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ISSUES’ Tyler Carter Releasing Debut Solo EP ‘Leave Your Love’ in Early 2015 via Velocity/Rise Records

tyler_carter_cover_artISSUES front man Tyler Carter will release his debut solo EP, ‘Leave Your Love‘ in early 2015 via Velocity/Rise Records.

The 6 song EP was produced by Tyler’s ISSUES band mate Ty “DJ Scout” Acord.

Check out the video for the lead single “Georgiahere and a stream of ‘Tears On The Runway (feat Nylo)here.

Pre-orders for the EP have launched on Merchnow and iTunes.

ISSUES recently wrapped up their headline stint on the Journeys Noise Tour and will support Pierce The Veil and Sleeping With Sirens on a world tour this spring.

The band’s 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.

Tyler Carter ‘Leave Your Love’ EP Track Listing:
1. Sophisticated
2. Leave Your Love
3. Georgia
4. So Slow
5. Tears On The Runway, Pt. 1 (feat. Nylo)
6. Find Me

Velocity Records
Rise Records


The Chimpz Official Video “California”

thechimpznews1L.A. Rap Metallers “The Chimpz” are extremely happy to announce the release of their Official video “California, their single off the new Self-titled EP, produced /  mixed /  arranged by the award winning Ryan Green (NOFX, Bad Religion, Megadeth, Jay Z, Usher). The song is about life in California (obviously!) …but it is also about following your dreams and working hard to obtain the lifestyle in which you desire.

When you see this video, you will know exactly where they are coming from and why the have so much love for the State of California. The Chimpz hope that this video will entice the rest of the world to come to their home state and experience what they get to live and experience everyday.

The Chimpz Official Video “California”:

This video was so much fun and really crazy to shoot. It was shot in 4 days in six locations including Downtown L.A.(special thanks to Styliztik Jones), in North Hollywood, Venice Beach, County Line Beach and a secret spot off of P.C.H., all which included some pretty difficult shoots because of factors such as traffic, parking, wind, lighting, and tricky weather. But thanks to our director and camera crew, we were able to pull it off!

Special thanks to our director and director of photography Michael Valentino. To Eric Pacheco for assisting in the filming and bringing all his fun gopro toys! Editing and post production by Shawn Lyon and Michael Valentino. We had an amazing cast and crew and the energy from our fans and extras was overwhelming and very much appreciated! This video is for you ChimpzNation! We love you and appreciate all of your continued support!

~The Chimpz

For more information visit:
The Chimpz Official Website


Youth In Revolt Release “Dead Inside” Single and Video

5Youth In Revolt has released the bold and honest new single “Dead Inside” available now on iTunes. The song depicts the undeniable complexities of fighting one’s own demons, as vocalist True Arahill explains:

“‘Dead Inside‘ is a very personal song about my struggle with alcohol addiction. It tells of how I am unable to escape the grasp that alcohol has on me even though it is hurting myself and the others around me. For anyone else struggling with addiction, I understand your pain.”

Download the single via iTunes:
Watch the lyric video for “Dead Insidehere.

Youth In Revolt - Dead Inside (Lyric Video)

Youth In Revolt – Dead Inside (Lyric Video)

The band released their debut EP Love Is A Liar’s Game on June 17, 2014 followed by the release of acoustic renditions for “There For You” and “Love Is A Liar’s Game“. Their contribution of “Royals“, originally by Lorde, for Punk Goes Pop Vol. 6 has been well received as a stand-out-track on the compilation album.

Youth In Revolt have toured with the likes of Crown The Empire, Slaves, Capture The Crown, and Ice Nine Kills and will start 2015 on Palisades’ Mind Games CD Release Shows along with For All I Am and Aspire.

01/02 – Nutley, NJ @ Radiant
01/03 – Williamsport, PA @ The Ground Floor
01/04 – Kent, OH @ The Outpost
01/06 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
01/08 – Springfield, VA @ Empire
01/09 – Howell, NJ @ Gamechanger World
01/10 – Albany, NY @ Bogies
01/11 – Providence, RI @ Simon’s 677

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Betrayal Recording New Album with Producer Cameron Webb (Pennywise, Sum 41, Alkaline Trio)

betryal_photoLP To Be Released This Spring via Mediaskare Records

Los Angeles, CA’s BETRAYAL have entered Maple Studios in Orange County, CA to record their new album with producer Cameron Webb (Pennywise, Sum 41, Alkaline Trio). The album will be released this spring through Mediaskare Records.

“After countless road blocks and some members changes, we dug into our roots to write the record that we’ve wanted to write for so long,” stated guitarist Sean Chamilian. Adding, “Having Cameron work with us on this album is so exciting for us. He’s worked on so many great records that have inspired the sound of our new record and we felt he was the perfect guy to help us capture the sound we envisioned.”

One of those roadblocks mentioned was the departure of vocalist Brendan Foley, who was forced to step aside due to a reoccurring medical condition that affected his vocal chords. Stepping in is longtime friend of the band Gage Armstrong, whose voice perfectly compliments the band’s new sound direction.

I think the lyrical content comes from me looking into my past and truly just being upset and angry.” Armstong added, “When we were putting together this album I was going through a lot of personal issues with my family and just life in general, so writing really helped me release and come to terms with all the hatred and angst that I had built up inside of me. It helped put things into perspective that my life is ok, and I’m going to be ok.”

To let fans in on the recording process, Betrayal is sending pictures and video clips using SnapChat. Fans can access these exclusive photos and clips by adding the band’s user name BTRYLBAND.

Betrayal is:
Gage Armstrong (vocal)
Sean Chamilian (guitar)
RJ Shankle (drums)

Mediaskare Records


Five more bands announced to Vans Warped Tour 2015 lineup

vwt15_3It’s Week Three of Vans Warped Tour Announcements. The long running tour is slated to commence June 19th in Pomona, CA, concluding in Auburn, WA on August 8th.

Here are the five additional bands who will be hitting the road on the Summer of 2005:

As It Is • Beautiful Bodies
Crossfaith • Fit For A King

Further lineup announcements will be take place once a week (every Wednesday), so head over to the Vans Warped Tour Website now and stay informed!

Vans Warped Tour Official Home Page


ENSIFERUM: Finnish Folk Metal Collective To Release New Full-Length This February Via Metal Blade Records

1208Finland’s favorite folk metal collective and recent Metal Blade signees, ENSIFERUM, will unleash their sixth studio album this Winter. Titled One Man Army, the predominantly analog-recorded offering was tracked between September and November of this year with award-winning producer Anssi Kippo (Children Of Bodom, Impaled Nazarene, Entwine etc.) at Astia-Studios in Lappeenranta, Finland.

Elaborates ENSIFERUM bassist/vocalist Sammi Hinkka of the sessions, “The recording process was long, hard, rewarding and full of incredible moments. Instruments were actually played and left as they were instead of creating tracks from hundreds of different takes, moving them to the grid and modifying things. Of course computers were used but overall we made everything as analog as possible. Listeners can experience a better sound and natural groove, something that we think most metal albums lack these days. Overall, the album sounds much more like a band playing live rather than ‘midi-metal.'”

Commended by Outburn for songs that are consistently “epic” in scope with a “reliance on catchy melodies,” ENSIFERUM’s One Man Army serves as the follow-up to 2012’s lauded Unsung Heroes full-length and boasts the stunningly detailed, mythological cover craftings of renowned illustrator, Gyula Havancsak (Annihilator, Tyr, Elvenking, Stratovarius etc.).

“On the new album, we took many things musically to the next level so we decided also to try something new graphics-wise,” relays Hinkka. “Gyula Havancsák did a phenomenal job! For the first time it was really nice to be more involved with designing the cover and all details. Our humble gratitude to Gyula for all the patience and really amazing results. We couldn’t be more satisfied!”

As a precursor to the release, ENSIFERUM unleashed the fittingly-titled “Warmetal” for public consumption. Composed by Demonos Sova of Finnish black metal unit, Barathrum, the track is available on the covermount CD of the current issue of Germany’s Legacy Magazine.

ENSIFERUM’s One Man Army will be released via Metal Blade Records on February 24th, 2015. Further details, including track listing and additional teaser hymns to be unveiled in the coming weeks. In the meantime, 70,000 Tons of Metal voyagers will be able to catch ENSIFERUM live next month before they kick off a massive European trek, wielding their swords alongside Insomnium and Omnium Gatherum. See confirmed dates below.

1/22-1/26/2015 70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise – Miami, FL
2/27/2015 Pakkahuone – Tampere, FI
2/28/2015 Rytmikorjaamo – Seianajoki, FI
3/06/2015 Lutakko – Jyvaskyla, FI
3/07/2015 Nosturi – Helsinki, FI
w/ Insomnium, Omnium Gatherum:
3/11/2015 Zeche – Bochum, DE
3/12/2015 Rockfabrik – Ludwigsburg, DE
3/13/2015 Backstage – München, DE
3/14/2015 Masters of Rock Café – Zlin, CZ
3/15/2015 Club 202 – Budapest, HU
3/16/2015 Szene – Wien, AT
3/18/2015 Live Club – Milan, IT
3/19/2015 Les Docks – Lausanne, CH
3/20/2015 La Laiterie – Strasbourg, FR
3/21/2015 Z7 – Pratteln, CH
3/22/2015 Ninkasi Kao – Lyon, FR
3/23/2015 Le Bataclan – Paris, FR
3/24/2015 O2 Academy Islington- London, UK
3/25/2015 Patronaat – Haarlem, NL
3/26/2015 Hedon – Zwolle, NL
3/27/2015 Biebob – Vosselaar, BE
3/28/2015 Tivoli – Bremen, DE
3/29/2015 Grünspan – Hamburg, DE
3/30/2015 Vega – Copenhagen, DK
3/31/2015 Göta Källare – Stockholm, SE
4/01/2015 Sticky Fingers – Gothenburg, SE
4/02/2015 Inferno Metal Festival – Oslo, NO
End Tour
8/13/2015 Rockstadt Extremefest – Rasnov, DE
6/19/2015 – 6/21/2015 Hellfest – Clisson, FR
7/30/2015 – 8/1/2015 Wacken Open Air – Wacken, DE
8/06/2015 – 8/8/2015 Party San Open Air – Schlotheim, DE
8/09/2015 Bloodstock Open Air – Walton-On-Trent, GB
8/13/2015 – 8/15/2015 Summer Breeze – Dinkelsbühl, DE
8/13/2015 Rockstadt Extremefest – Rasnov, RO


ENSLAVED Announces North American Headlining Tour!

enslavedotur2015The long ships will return to North America once again when Norwegian-progressive-extreme-metal-Vikings, ENSLAVED, embark on their headlining tour this upcoming March! “Some days are greater than others,” commented guitarist Ivar Bjørnson. “Announcing the release of our new album In Times at the same time as a North American tour, both in early March 2015, makes for one hell of an event horizon. We’ve had such great tours in the US and Canada the last years; we simply cannot wait to come back! Ah, this can’t get much better. Hey, wait – masters YOB has accepted our invitation to be special guests, and ECSTATIC VISION is supporting. Now, there’s an amazing package for you (that’s what she said)!”

3/05/15 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
3/06/15 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre
3/07/15 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
3/09/15 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
3/10/15 Vancouver BC – Rickshaw Theatre
3/11/15 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
3/13/15 Salt Lake City, UT – Bar Deluxe
3/14/15 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
3/16/15 Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights
3/17/15 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
3/19/15 Toronto, ON – Opera House
3/20/15 Montreal, QC – Les Foufounes Électriques
3/21/15 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
3/22/15 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
3/23/15 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
3/24/15 Boston, MA – Sinclair

intimescd1In Times, the thirteenth studio album by ENSLAVED will be released on March 6 (Europe) and March 10, 2015 (N. America). The album was produced by band members Ivar Bjørnson, Grutle Kjellson & Herbrand Larsen together with Iver Sandøy. Mixing was completed by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden. Hand-painted artwork was created by long-time collaborating artist and “sixth ENSLAVED member” Truls Espedal.

The track listing for In Times is:
01 – Thurisaz Dreaming
02 – Building With Fire
03 – One Thousand Years Of Rain
04 – Nauthir Bleeding
05 – In Times
06 – Daylight

Photo by Tim Tronckoe

Photo by Tim Tronckoe

Main recordings for In Times took place at Duper Studios to Solslottet Studio in Bergen, Norway with additional recordings sessions at Conclave & Earshot Studios (presided over by ENSLAVED members Larsen and Ice Dale), and Ivar Bjørnson’s Peersonal Sound Studios. Additional experimentation and sonic exploration was conducted deep in the woods of Valevåg south of Bergen where a mobile studio recorded additional sounds.

Visit ENSLAVED online at:



1138Fearless Records is excited to welcome Follow My Lead to the family!

Hailing from the Northern region of Ireland, dark rockers Follow My Lead are one of Ireland’s first post-hardcore groups to break out onto the world scene. Since their formation in 2012, the band’s relatable lyrics offer listeners a personal look into their lives and experiences, forming a close pact with fans at home and abroad. Showcasing their tireless commitment to quality through aggressive guitars, forward lyrics, catchy anthemic hooks, this five-piece are on the verge of exploding into the scene with a vengeance.

“It’s pretty insane! We’re all from small towns in a small country and knew that working hard and never giving up might someday workout,” explains bass player Declan Graham. “We’ve met a lot of amazing people along the way who’ve helped us get to where we are today, and we know working with the Fearless team can only help us deliver what we’ve worked so hard to achieve out to more people, showing the world what we’re made of.”

Follow My Lead are currently finishing up their label debut with legendary producer Frederick Nordstrom (Bring Me The Horizon, Architects, In Flames) at Studio Fredman in Göteborg, Sweden. Ahead of their summer 2015 release, Follow My Lead are giving fans a first listen off of the album by offering a free download of their single “XIII” on Follow My Leads Official Website.



3c4e3b0adde5350414856e6a_580x332(New York, NY) – The Ready Set has premiered the new video for the song “Fangz”– watch on VEVO HERE. “Fangz” was shot live at the Grog Shop in Cleveland, OH on Halloween night. The Ready Set called on their fans to come out and take part in this live video.

The band recently announced a holiday show at The Mint in Los Angeles, CA on December 17th. The show hosted by Buzznet starts at 8PM and will have acoustic performances by Metro Station, The Downtown Fiction, Trevor Dahl, Up On The Clouds, Goldhouse DJ and other special guests. Tickets can be purchased HERE.

The Ready Set’s new full length studio album, The Bad & The Better (Razor & Tie) was produced by Ian Kirkpatrick (Neon Trees, Breathe Carolina, The Plain White T’s, Young The Giant).

The Ready Set
Jordan Witzigreuter was only 20 years old when nearly overnight, the young Indiana-born musician—who had spent the better part of his teens writing an arsenal of illegally catchy, electro-pop songs—was plucked from near obscurity and thrust into the spotlight. “I started playing shows to a couple people in someone’s basement,” Witzigreuter remembers. “Then, a year and a half later, I was playing radio festivals with Maroon 5 to 10,000 people.” Five years have passed since the release of TRS’s debut album, I’m Alive, I’m Dreaming, which hit No. 3 on Billboard’s Heatseakers chart, thanks to the platinum-selling success of the LP’s first single, “Love Like Woe.” In 2011 TRS released their sophomore album Feel Good Now and the hit song “Young Forever.” Jordan has since been writing and even penned a song to Taylor SwiftFor The Better” that went viral with over 500,000 views. The band has toured with The Wanted, Carly Rae Jepsen, Cher Loyd, Breathe Carolina, We The Kings, Allstar Weekend, Boys Like Girls, and more.

The Ready Set Links


THE DOLLYROTS release “THE XMAS SONGS” EP as a Pay What You Want Gift

dollyrots2Just in time to get you in the spirit the Dollyrots are releasing all five of their playful and punk holiday songs as a pay-what-you-want/name your own price download. Release includes their versions of “Santa Baby” and “Let’s Turkey Trot” as well as Dollyrots originals “Messed Up Christmas,” “Because I’m Santa” and “I Saw Mommy Biting Santa Claus.”

Get the EP here:

The band is also giving away presents to 12 random fans through their Facebook page via the “12 Days Of Dollyrots”. Prizes come courtesy of the duo’s supporters and include a guitar from Gibson, gear from Iron Fist Clothing, and much more. Fans can enter daily by simply “liking” each item’s post.

The Dollyrots also just released the mischievous and fiery new music video for the song “Get Weird,” directed by Los Angeles-based writer/producer Ian Macleod. The video has held the #2 spot on Diffuser.FM’s Top 10 Video Countdown for the past 2 weeks as voted by fans. Watch “Get Weird” here:

Expect to hear 2015 tour news soon.