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Simple Minds To Release Brand New Album Big Music on November 4th

utre_354109242014094039_2On November 4th, the veteran Scottish alternative rock band Simple Minds will return with Big Music, their first album of new material in 5 years. Three-and-a-half decades since their first real landmark album – 1980′s thrilling, impressionistic Empires And Dance – the Glasgow quintet, with frontman Jim Kerr and guitarist Charlie Burchill at their creative core, are rekindling the energy and attitude that made them one of the greatest bands of that era.

Yesterday, Consequence of Sound premiered the track “Midnight Walking” and said “even after all these years, the band still knows how to blend the perfect amounts of synthpop and meloncholy while striking right at the ol’ heartstrings.”

“I was thinking of my 17-year-old son and his mates in North London, all of them skint and just cruising/hanging around,” said Jim Kerr. “That in turn got me thinking of people on the move all over the world, for one reason or other, ‘all those people, marching people, trying to find somewhere to go.’”

Big Music, their 16th album was made with an array of collaborators old and new – including co-writer Iain Cook (of Glasgow band Chvrches) and producers Steve Osborne, Andy Wright and Steve Hillage (who worked on 1981′s Sons And Fascination / Sister Feelings Call). The album will be released digitally in the US on November 4th as well as on CD, double LP, and deluxe CD on November 24th.

“Our songs have always been a snapshot of a moment in time and Big Music is no exception,” says Jim Kerr about the band’s new album. “But there are also elements of nostalgia in that a lot of the themes are the same ones that fuelled us on Empires And Dance and Sons And Fascination. We are still writing songs about great cities and the movement of people. It seems that the more things change, the more they stay the same.”

On Big Music, Simple Minds does justice to their legacy, producing an album that deserves to be mentioned in the same breath as Empires And Dance, New Gold Dream and Sparkle In The Rain. They might have been away from the catwalk, but Simple Minds are now fully back where they belong.

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1) Blindfolded
2) Midnight Walking
3) Honest Town
4) Big Music
5) Human
6) Blood Diamonds
7) Let The Day Begin
8) Concrete And Cherry Blossom
9) Imagination
10) Kill Or Cure
11) Broken Glass Park
12) Spirited Away


BATTLECROSS Confirms Winter Warriors Headlining Tour Honoring America’s Veterans

1103Following their originally scheduled support slot on the recently cancelled Machine Head tour, Detroit, Michigan’s BATTLECROSS will be heading back out on the road next month for more than two dozen headlining dates through North America. Dubbed the Winter Warriors tour, the trek will kick off on November 26th in Grand Rapids, Michigan and conclude on December 30th in Worcester, Massachusetts. Support will come from Wretched and War Of Ages.

In honor of the US Armed Forces, this Veterans Day BATTLECROSS will make a limited number of tickets available to VET TIX so that local members of the military may attend a show in their city at no cost. The band will also be donating a portion of the funds generated from sales of a limited edition tour shirt to a local veteran’s charity, and choose a veteran in each market for a VIP experience. On Veteran’s Day (November 11th) fans can nominate a friend or family member who has served our country and share their story and photo, with a member of the military being chosen to win a guitar and more at the end of the tour. On the same day, the band will also bring back merchandise from their first Metal Blade album, Pursuit Of Honor, in their official merch store, with a portion of the proceeds being set aside to benefit the Wounded Warriors Project, a veterans service organization that offers a variety of programs, services and events to wounded veterans of the military following the events of September 11th, 2001.

To learn more about honoring a veteran through the tour or to help underwrite tickets for veterans, click HERE. Members of the military can inquire about free admission to the tour at

Guitarist Hiran Deraniyagala adds: “We won’t let a cancelled tour stop BATTLECROSS from performing for our fans and the Winter Warriors Tour with Wretched and War Of Ages is the perfect way to remind our fans that you keep moving forward when challenges come up in life. Who knows perseverance more than those who bravely serve our country and we are honored to dedicate this tour to them. We are a band that stands for ideals such as loyalty, honor, sacrifice and perseverance through our lyrics and how we conduct ourselves, and hope the tour will be a fitting tribute to every service member who attends. We look forward to raging with our fans who serve or have served in the US Armed Forces and thank them again for their service.”

w/ Wretched, War Of Ages
11/26/2014 The Stache @ The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
11/28/2014 BT Theater – Erie, PA
11/29/2014 Rockstar Pro Arena – Dayton, OH
11/30/2014 The Firebird – St. Louis, MO
12/02/2014 The Vanguard – Tulsa, OK
12/03/2014 Warehouse Live Studio – Houston, TX
12/04/2014 Gas Monkey Bar N Grill – Dallas, TX
12/05/2014 Dirty Dog Bar – Austin, TX
12/06/2014 Backstage – Lubbock, TX
12/07/2014 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
12/08/2014 Club Red – Mesa, AZ
12/09/2014 Whisky A Go-Go – West Hollywood, CA
12/10/2014 DNA Lounge – San Fancisco, CA
12/11/2014 Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA
12/12/2014 Adrenaline Sports Lounge – Las Vegas, NV
12/13/2014 The Alley – Sparks, NV
12/15/2014 Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
12/16/2014 Aftershock – Merriam, KS
12/17/2014 The Nether Bar – Minneapolis, MN
12/18/2014 Vaudeville Mews – Des Moines, IA
12/19/2014 Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL
12/20/2014 The Token Lounge – Westland, MI
12/26/2014 Opera House – Toronto, ON
12/27/2014 Dingbatz – Clifton, NJ
12/28/2014 Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA
12/29/2014 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY

BATTLECROSS’ latest album, War Of Will, debuted at #134 on the Billboard Top 200 chart upon its release in July of 2013. This was the band’s first ever Billboard chart debut! War Of Will also peaked at #3 on the US iTunes metal chart on the day of release. Watch the music video for “Never Coming Back” now at THIS LOCATION.


ARTILLERY To Kick Off North American Thrash Invasion Tour

1102Denmark thrash metal veterans, ARTILLERY, will kick off their first ever North American tour today. Joined by Onslaught and Striker, the trek will commence at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn, New York and weave its way through thirty cities before coming to a close at The Whisky in Hollywood, California on November 26th.

Guitarist Michael Stützer comments: “One of ARTILLERY’s biggest goals way back since the early demo days in 1982 has been to tour USA/Canada. After a few shows in the USA, playing at Maryland Deathfest, Barge To Hell and Saint Vitus in New York we are finally doing our first full North American tour! We can’t wait to play songs from our new album Legions together with old classic songs like ‘Terror Squad‘ and ‘Khomaniac!’ Join The Legions!”

North American Thrash Invasion w/ Onslaught, Striker
10/23/2014 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
10/24/2014 Middle East Club – Cambridge, MA
10/25/2014 The Brighton Bar – Long Branch, NJ
10/26/2014 The Wreck Room – Peterborough, NH
10/28/2014 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL
10/29/2014 The Headquarters – Indianapolis, IN
10/30/2014 The Foundry – Lakewood, OH
10/31/2014 The Alrosa Villa – Columbus, OH
11/01/2014 The Bug Jar – Rochester, NY
11/02/2014 Championship Bar – Trenton, NJ
11/03/2014 Empire – Springfield, VA
11/04/2014 Webster Underground – Hartford, CT
11/05/2014 Bogie’s – Albany, NY
11/06/2014 La Salle Multi – Quebec City, QC
11/07/2014 Hard Luck – Toronto, ON
11/08/2014 Mavericks – Ottawa, ON
11/09/2014 Le Petit Campus – Montreal, QC
11/11/2014 Mansion – Kingston, ON
11/12/2014 The Token – Lounge Detroit, MI
11/13/2014 The Metal Grill – Cudahy, WI
11/15/2014 Zoo Caberet – Winnipeg, MB
11/16/2014 Palomino’s – Calgary, AB
11/17/2014 The Pawn Shop – Edmonton, AB
11/18/2014 Red Room – Vancouver, BC
11/19/2014 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
11/20/2014 The Hop – Spokane, WA
11/21/2014 The V-Lounge – Victoria, BC
11/22/2014 Tonic Lounge – Portland, OR
11/23/2014 The DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
11/24/2014 Orange County Music Hall – Anaheim, CA
11/25/2014 Club Red – Mesa, AZ
11/26/2014 The Whiskey Theater – Hollywood, CA

ARTILLERY is one of Europe’s earliest and most important exponents of thrash metal, and the band’s contribution to the bourgeoning genre is difficult to ignore. The Danish quartet successfully managed to fuse an abrasive brutality with technicality and strong melodies, with the noteworthy guitar leads of the Stützer-brothers serving as highlights. Listen to music and watch videos from “Legions” now at

ARTILLERY formed in the Copenhagen suburb of Taastrup, Denmark in 1982 by Michael and Morten Stützer. Since then the band has gone through numerous lineup shifts and gave released six studio offerings. The first period of ARTILLERY’s existence gave the world the three classic albums – Fear Of Tomorrow, Terror Squad and By Inheritance — featuring some of the finest moments of thrash metal Europe has ever put out.

ARTILLERY are doing what they were surely born to do, namely hurling impressively intricate, ridiculously tight thrash anthems from every direction, they are still unstoppable.” — Terrorizer Magazine

“…one of the best thrash metal albums this year…” — Iron Fist Magazine

“The songwriting talent on display is formidable, and all the instruments turn potentially routine passages into extra appendages that work always in the band’s favor.” —

“…this new album proves that they’re still fighting on, with no end to the war for thrash metal in sight.” –


War of Ages “Chaos Theory” Music Video Debut

warofvideos1War of Ages have released the video for “Chaos Theory“, the second single from their 2014 album “Supreme Chaos“. Shot and directed by Matt Spencer, the video takes place in the band’s hometown at a local venue packed out with fans and friends.

You can find War of Ages on the Winter Warriors Tour with Battlecross and Wretched this November. Tickets are available now, check for links.

Nov 26 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Stache at The Intersection
Nov 28 – Erie, PA @ BT Theater
Nov 30 – St. Louis, MO @ The Firebird
Dec 2 – Tulsa, OK @ The Vanguard
Dec 3 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live Studio
Dec 4 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar N Grill
Dec 5 – Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog Bar
Dec 6 – Lubbock, TX @ Backstage
Dec 7 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
Dec 8 – Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
Dec 9 – West Hollywood, CA @ Whisky A Go-Go
Dec 10 – San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
Dec 11 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
Dec 12 – Las Vegas, NV @ Adrenaline Sports Lounge
Dec 13 – Sparks, NV @The Alley
Dec 15 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
Dec 16 – Merriam, KS @ Aftershcok
Dec 17 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Nether Bar
Dec 18 – Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
Dec 19 – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
Dec 20 – Westland, MI @ The Token Lounge
Dec 26 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House
Dec 27 – Clifton, NJ @ Dingbatz
Dec 28 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
Dec 29 – Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
Dec 30 – Worcester, MA @ Upstairs at The Palladium



wolfheartnews1(New York, N.Y.): Spinefarm Records is pleased to announce that it has signed Wolfheart to its worldwide roster. The label extends a warm welcome to the band.

Wolfheart will re-release their 2013 debut Winterborn with two additional bonus tracks on February 3 of next year through Spinefarm. The album was initially self-released, with physical versions only available in Wolfheart’s native Finland. The additional tracks are titled “Isolation” and “Into the Wild.”

Wolfheart are currently finishing up their new album and Spinefarm debut, titled Shadow World. The album is due out in mid-2015. The band is shoring up plans to tour Finland and Europe in 2015, hitting the festival circuit. The band hopes to tour the U.S. at some point in 2015, as well.

“After all the blood, sweat and tears poured into the self-released/self-financed debut Winterborn, it is truly amazing to have a worldwide release for the album and I could not think of a better label for the job than renowned Spinefarm,” Wolfheart said. “It’s super exciting times, since, while counting days for the re-release of Winterborn, the second Wolfheart album Shadow World is almost ready and 2015 will be a year of two albums out.”

Wolfheart were born in 2013 from the ashes of Before the Dawn and Black Sun Aeon. Sole member, songwriter and producer Tuomas Saukkonen wanted to combine the musical elements from his previous bands and to embark on a fresh start after 14 years in music business and several albums.

After the astounding critical reception that Winterborn received, Saukkonen realized that it was the right time to turn the Wolfheart solo project into a full-fledged band, and he did just that in early 2014.

Armed with band members in place, a new label deal and two albums on the horizon, Saukkonen and Wolfheart are ready to storm the gates of 2015.

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998The Downtown Fiction has released the new music video for their song “Santa Cruz” with VEVO. The track is taken from the band’s most recent full-length Losers & Kings which is now available on iTunes.

The Downtown Fiction - Santa Cruz

The Downtown Fiction – Santa Cruz

Filmed in Los Angeles, CA, the video represents lead singer Cameron Leahy’s affinity towards skateboarding and the sentiment it holds in his life. “‘Santa Cruz‘ is a song about escape, whatever your vessel of choice may be. For me, it’s my skateboard,” explains Cameron. “It’s that place you go inside, a portal to your hopes and fears, memories and dreams. The video takes you on that journey.”

The Virginian four-piece kick off their 23-date North American tour today with Metro Station and The Ready Set, starting in Salt Lake City, UT at In The Venue. Tickets are available at

Oct 21 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
Oct 22 – Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
Oct 24 – Burnsville, MN @ The Garage
Oct 25 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
Oct 26 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
Oct 28 – Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe @ Old National Center
Oct 29 – Detroit, MI @ St Andrews Hall
Oct 30 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
Oct 31 – Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop
Nov 1 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
Nov 3 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
Nov 4 – New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place
Nov 6 – New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theatre
Nov 7 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
Nov 8 – Philadelphia, PA @ District N9NE
Nov 11 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
Nov 12 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues
Nov 14 – San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
Nov 15 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues – Cambridge Room
Nov 16 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues – Bronze Peacock
Nov 19 – Phoenix, AZ @ Joe’s Grotto
Nov 20 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
Nov 22 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues

1089THE DOWNTOWN FICTION – Composed of Cameron Leahy (Lead Vocals), Wes Dimond (Guitar), David Pavluk (Bass), and Kyle Rodgers (Drums), The Downtown Fiction has risen with their unique brand of transcendent rock, staking their place in the pop-rock genre. That energy, a product of the band’s rock focus and sharp-edged lyrics, has defined The Downtown Fiction from its start in 2008. Since then, the band has played the Bamboozle Road Show, Glamour Kills Tour and Vans Warped Tour, touring internationally with bands including All Time Low, The Ready Set, Mayday Parade, We the Kings and The Summer Set. The band has released three EPs and one full-length, 2011′s Let’s Be Animals. That effort spawned the hit “I Just Wanna Run,” which sold over 350,000 copies and boasts a video that’s racked up more than 5.3 million views. With music as addictive as the lyrical themes are irresistible, new album Losers & Kings presents 12 tracks of wildly anthemic tunes.


Upcoming Shows at The Glass House: August Burns Red, Cursive, Seahaven and more!

Superlitio 500November 20th – Superlitio brings the show to Pomona!

On Novermber 20th get ready to party with Columbia’s coolest band, Superlitio! Eagle Chief will be supporting and the doors open at 8 pm. Don’t miss your chance to catch them while they’re in town! Tickets are on sale now.

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Untitled-1 500Seahaven – December 5th at The Glass House

Seahaven began in 2009 as four friends in Southern California who shared a passion for the post-punk and indie sensibilities of favorites Brand New, Jawbreaker, and Crime in Stereo. After ex-Final Fight drummer James Phillips decided to take a break from the hardcore tendencies of his previous band, he joined forces with Kyle Chadwick, Eric Findlay, and Michael Craver to create a sound that has been described as “a somber combination of indie / punk elements and overtones that inspire and uplift your average punk-listener”. We are lucky enough to have them here on December 5th! Tickets are on sale now!

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WAND 500January 3rd, WAND is going to bring the show to Pomona!

Los Angeles faves, WAND, will be hitting The Glass House on January 3rd. The Lovely Bad Things and Endless Bummer will be supporting and we can’t wait. Doors open at 7 pm. Tickets are only $10 if you buy them in advance. Get your tickets online or you can purchase them in person at The Glass House Record Store. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 12:00 noon!

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ABR Admat 500February 20th, get ready to rock the night with August Burns Red!

AUGUST BURNS RED is Jake Luhrs (Vocals), JB Brubaker (Guitar), Brent Rambler (Guitar), Matt Greiner (Drums), Dustin Davidson (Bass). Since their formation in 2003, the local upstart from Lancaster, PA has evolved into one of the biggest names worldwide in the modern metal scene, continually growing and connecting fiercely with a colossal legion of fans. On February 20th, they’re heading to The Glass House to blow minds! Don’t miss it! Tickets go on sale October 31st, (yup, Halloween), at noon.

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Cursive_Admat 500And Finally, Cursive is going to rock The Glass House in February!

Ready to plan your 2015 show schedule? On February 21st, The Glass House is stoked to present Cursive once again on The Glass House stage! It’s been too long and we can’t wait to see what they’ve got in store for us! Doors open at 8 pm. Stay tuned for details regarding support! Tickets are on sale now!

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IAMX 500Support added for Gary Numan on October 23rd: IAMX!

On October 23rd (Thursday) we get to host a very special evening with Gary Numan and just when we thought it couldn’t get any better we’ve added IAMX as support! Tickets are on sale now! Get yours!

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1088Lancaster, PA’s August Burns Red is proud announce their US headline tour for early 2015. Presented by Rockstar Energy Drink,The Frozen Flame Tour” features support from Miss May I, Northlane, & ERRA, set to launch on January 22nd in Baltimore, MD at Baltimore Soundstage. Scroll down for full tour routing and check out the tour trailer below.

1126VIP pre-sale tickets are available today at Show Stubs, and General Admission tickets will go on sale next Friday, October 31st at 10AM (local time).

This week, August Burns Red was announced as part of the line-up on Punk Goes Pop Vol. 6 with their cover of “Wrecking Ball” (originally performed by Miley Cyrus). The compilation is set to release on November 17th and is available for pre-order at August Burns Red will head into the studio later this year to record their new album, set to release in 2015.

The Frozen Flame Tour
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Jan 22 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
Jan 23 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
Jan 24 – Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
Jan 25 – Boston, MA @ House Of Blues
Jan 27 – Quebec, QC @ Imperial De Quebec
Jan 28 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
Jan 29 – Ottawa, ON @ Bronson Centre
Jan 30 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Theatre
Jan 31 – London, ON @ London Music Hall
Feb 1 – Detroit, MI @ St Andrews Hall
Feb 3 – Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues
Feb 4 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
Feb 5 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
Feb 6 – Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights
Feb 7 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre
Feb 9 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
Feb 10 – Murray, UT @ Murray Theatre
Feb 12 – Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room
Feb 13 – Calgary, AB @ Macewan Ballroom
Feb 14 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
Feb 15 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
Feb 16 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
Feb 17 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
Feb 19 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace Of Spades
Feb 20 – Pomona, CA @ The Glasshouse
Feb 21 – San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues
Feb 22 – Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theatre
Feb 24 – San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live
Feb 25 – Dallas, TX @ House Of Blues
Feb 26 – Houston, TX @ House Of Blues
Feb 27 – New Orleans, LA @ House Of Blues
Feb 28 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
Mar 2 – Orlando, FL @ House Of Blues
Mar 3 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
Mar 4 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
Mar 5 – Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southend
Mar 6 – Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
Mar 7 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
Mar 8 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre Of Living Arts

The Frozen Flame Tour Announcement

The Frozen Flame Tour Announcement

AUGUST BURNS RED is Jake Luhrs (Vocals), JB Brubaker (Guitar), Brent Rambler (Guitar), Matt Greiner (Drums), Dustin Davidson (Bass). Since their formation in 2003, the local upstart from Lancaster, PA has evolved into one of the biggest names worldwide in the modern metal scene, continually growing and connecting fiercely with a colossal legion of fans. August Burns Red has spent years skillfully crafting a balance between a ferociously heavy sound with empowering lyrical content, while showcasing a rich surplus of inventive guitar riffs, blistering solos, and dynamic drumming. With a solid collection of 5 previous albums, Thrill Seeker (2005), Messengers (2007), Constellations (2009), Leveler (2011), the band’s latest release Rescue & Restore (2013) rocketed to the top of the Billboard charts – debuting at #9 on the Billboard Top 200. The road to the top has seen the band on stages across the globe alongside the likes of Underoath, A Day To Remember, Lamb Of God, Bring Me The Horizon, from South America, to Australia, Japan, and Russia, and headlining the Vans Warped Tour 2013.