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gideonvid1Gideon has just released a video for Survive, featuring Caleb Shomo from Beartooth.  Survive is the second single from Gideon’s acclaimed 2014 release Calloused.

In addition, Gideon just announced a spring tour with The Ghost Inside that will follow on the heels of their Japan tour this year. The “Out of Control” Tour will cover the US from the west coast to the east and includes a stop at Southeast Beast Fest in Florida.

outofcontrol1The Out Of Control Tour Dates with The Ghost Inside
Mar 15 – Fresno, CA @ Strummer’s
Mar 14 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
Mar 15 – Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk
Mar 17 – Murray, UT @ Murray Theater
Mar 18 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep
Mar 19 – Lawrence, KS @ The Granada Theater
Mar 20 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
Mar 21 – Palatine, IL @ Durty Nellie’s
Mar 23 – Lansing, MI @ The Loft
Mar 24 – Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe @ Old National
Mar 25 – Louisville, KY @ Expo Five
Mar 26 – Pittsburgh, PA @ The Altar Bar
Mar 27 – Buffalo, NY @ Waiting Room
Mar 28 – Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon
Mar 29 – New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place
Mar 30 – Pawtucket, RI @ The Met
Apr 1 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
Apr 2 – Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
Apr 3 – Charleston, SC @ The Music Farm
Apr 4 – Jacksonville, FL @ Southeast Beast @ Aqua
Apr 6 – Corpus Christi, TX @ House of Rock
Apr 7 – Odessa, TX @ Far West Event Center
Apr 9 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
Apr 10 – Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theater

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DRAKKAR present “Run With The Wolf” cover and tracklist

drakkerrun1The new DRAKKAR album “Run With The Wolf” will be released via My Kingdom Music on March 16th!

With special guest appereances by Terence Holler (ELDRITCH’s vocalist), Olaf Thorsen (VISION DIVINE, LABYRINTH) and Mat Stancioiu (ex-LABYRINTH) and with a limited digipack deluxe edition including a bonus CD titled “Coming From The Past“, with 5 classic songs from the first three albums of DRAKKAR re-recorded by the current lineup, “Run With The Wolf” could already be announced as one of the most awaited Italian releases of the year!

Expect something modern, epic and personal as a few others are!

Here is the tracklist and the album cover created by Alessandro Bragalini who created “When Lightning Strikes” cover too.

CD I: “Run With The Wolf”
1. Rise Of The Dark Lords (Intro)
2. Under The Banners Of War
3. Run With The Wolf
4. Watcher On The Wall
5. Ride The Storm
6. Burning
7. Southern Cross
8. Gods Of Thunder
9. Invincible
10. Call Of The Dragonblood

CD II: “Coming From The Past” – bonus cd
1. Coming From The Past
2. Dragonheart
3. Eridan Falls
4. Pure Of Heart
5. Galadriel’ Song

The dragonship sails on!

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NORTHLAND (VIKING FOLK METAL from Spain) to release “Downfall And Rebirth”

northland1After a hard-working period of composition and studio enclosure, Spanish VIKING FOLK METAL masters NORTHLAND steps forward towards its consolidation with their second full-length Downfall And Rebirth.

The origin of NORTHLAND, back into the end of 2007, started when the band edited the first demo Freezing Sadness.

northland1_1Wagering on a quite unknown style in Spain, NORTHLAND began to make concerts in order to claim for a place within the national Metal scene.

Their melodic music crossed the borders and the band signed up for the German label Black Bards. As a result, Northland (2010), their first studio release, was brought to light.

This launch of finest VIKING FOLK METAL opened the gates for NORTHLAND to participate in numerous festivals, tours and concerts around the European continent.

After three years and almost a hundred of gigs, NORTHLAND began to be considered one of the significant bands among the Folk Metal scene.

Pre-listening here:

Band: NORTHLAND (Spain)
Release: “Downfall And Rebirth” (Album; 2015)
Genre: Viking Folk Metal
Label: Self-financed

1. When Nature Awakes 05:06
2. Bloodred Sunrise 05:35
3. Together We Die 03:52
4. The Rite 02:38 instrumental
5. Fury’s Unleashed 04:03
6. Duskriders 06:32
7. Spirit in Darkness 05:17
8. Whispers In The Wind 04:20
9. Downfall And Rebirth 07:44
10. Moonlight Spell 04:01
11. Newborn Star 05:39
total: 54:47

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Hawthorne Heights announce additional tour dates

hawthorne10LOS ANGELES, CA– Post-Hardcore staple Hawthorne Heights has added even more dates to their jam packed spring tour schedule. This past week the band joined Motion City Soundtrack supporting the Ohio and Michigan dates of the “Commit This To Memory” tour. Now the band is gearing up to headline a string of east coast and southern dates in celebration of a decade of “The Silence In Black & White” debut album.

hawthornenews2Following this, Hawthorne Heights will embark on their “Stripped Down To The Bone” all acoustic west coast trek before wrapping up the season of nonstop shows on the Canadian leg of “The Silence In Black & White” anniversary tour. The complete list of dates are below. Tickets, and limited VIP Passes are available now at HAWTHORNEHEIGHTS.COM.

Hawthorne Heights
2015 Tour Dates

3/5 – Stanhope, NJ – Stanhope House

10 Year Silence in Black and White Anniversary Dates
3/6 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
3/7 – Staten Island, NY – Hashtag
3/8 – Allentown, PA – Planet Trog

Additional Headline
3/12 – Madison, AL -11th Frame Live
3/13 – Birmingham, AL – The Iron Horse
3/14 – Clarksville, TN – The Warehouse

Stripped Down To The Bone Tour
3/19 – Memphis, TN – Hi-Tone Café
3/20 – Dallas, TX – South By So What
3/22 – San Antonio, TX – Jack’s Bar
3/23 – El Paso, TX – Lowbrow Palace
3/24 – Sante Fe, NM – Santa Fe Sol
3/25 – Tempe, AZ – Club Red
3/26 – La Jolla, CA – Porter’s Pub
3/27 – Long Beach, CA – The Federal Underground
3/28 – Las Vegas, NV – The Bunkhouse Saloon
3/29 – Los Angeles, CA – The Mint
3/31 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
4/1 – San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
4/3 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
4/4 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
4/6 – Lincoln, NE – Vega
4/7 – West Chicago, IL – Cairo Café

10 Year Silence in Black and White Anniversary Dates (CANADA)
4/15 – Kingston, ON – Overtime
4/16 – Ottawa, ON – Mavericks
4/17 – Montreal, QC – Bar Le Ritz
4/18 – Toronto, ON – The Rockpile West
4/19 – Hamilton, ON – Club Absinthe



Oceans_Ate_AlaskaBirmingham, UK’s Oceans Ate Alaska has premiered the chilling music video for their new single “Vultures and Sharks,” with the song available for purchase on iTunes. The track is featured on the band’s forthcoming debut album Lost Isles, set to release February 24th. Filmed in the United Kingdom, directors Adam Barker and Oliver Price of VideoInk looked to bring out the aggression heard throughout the song by playing off nature’s most destructive elements.

oceansvid1Lead vocalist James Harrison explains, “We had a ton of fun back in December shooting our video for V&S. We were soaking wet and freezing cold for the majority of it, which sure took it’s toll both mentally and physically. Artistically we wanted the video to coincide with the track lyrically, hence the rain, wind, and storms. Hopefully the finished product enriches those emotions contained within this song.”

oceansatecdLost Isles is available for pre-order digitally on iTunes featuring instant downloads of tracks “Blood Brothers,” “Floorboards,” “Vultures and Sharks,” and on MerchNow with several bundle options for fans. Visit for more information and to watch the video.

Oceans Ate Alaska is gearing up for their European tour in support to Chelsea Grin, set to kick off next week in Niemark, Germany on February 5th.

1. Fourthirtytwo (Intro)
2. Blood Brothers
3. High Horse
4. Vultures and Sharks
5. Downsides
6. Floorboards
7. Linger
8. Equinox (Interlude)
9. Part of Something
10. Over the Edge
11. Entity
12. Lost Isles
13. Mirage

OCEANS ATE ALASKA – Stemming from Birmingham, UK, Oceans Ate Alaska is made up of James Harrison (Vocals), James Kennedy (Guitar), Adam Zytkiewicz (Guitar), Mike Stanton (Bass), and Chris Turner (Drums). The band offers a progressive strain of experimental modern metalcore that has gotten them noticed as one of metal’s most exciting and fresh young names. With music as unpredictable as it is expressive, the band found inspiration for their name from the world’s largest recorded mega-tsunami – measuring at 1,700 feet high – that demolished Alaska’s coastline in 1958. The band was attracted to the natural disaster’s national headline that read “Oceans Ate Alaska” where they decided to carry the name on a path to make their own history. By pushing sonic boundaries, Oceans Ate Alaska aim to take listeners on an emotional journey through unpredictable arrangements (both heavy and melodic), ruthless riffs, and unforgiving guttural vocals; setting an atmospheric landscape that showcases the band’s technical skill.


Feb 5 – Niemark, Germany @ Hirsch
Feb 6 – Koln, Germany @ Essigfabrik
Feb 7 – Leipzig, Germany @ Conne Island
Feb 8 – Warsaw, Poland @ Proxima
Feb 9 – Berlin, Germany @ Magnet
Feb 10 – Hamburg, Germany @ Logo
Feb 11 – Nijmegen, Netherlands @ Doomroosje
Feb 12 – Paris, France @ Nouveau Casino
Feb 13 – Brighton, United Kingdom @ Audio
Feb 14 – Manchester, United Kingdom @ Club Academy
Feb 15 – Glasgow, United Kingdom @ Classic Grand
Feb 16 – Birmingham, United Kingdom @ O2 Academy 2
Feb 17 – Cardiff, United Kingdom @ CF10
Feb 18 – London, United Kingdom @ The Underworld Camden
Feb 19 – Aarschot, Belgium @ DE KLINKER
Feb 20 – Esch Sur Alzette, Luxembourg @ Kulturfabrik
Feb 21 – Geneve, Switzerland @ L’Usine
Feb 22 – Aarau, Switzerland @ Kiff
Feb 23 – Munchen, Germany @ Backstage Club
Feb 24 – Brescia, Italy @ Circolo Colony
Feb 25 – Wien, Austria @ Arena
Feb 26 – Budapest, Hungary @ A38
Feb 27 – Karlsruhe, Germany @ Substage



motionlessnews4Motionless In White has announced a North American tour with metal juggernaut Slipknot. The “Summer’s Last Stand Tour” sees the Scranton, PA five-piece among the ranks of Lamb of God and Bullet For My Valentine, with routing set to kick off on July 24th in West Palm Beach, Florida’s Cruzan Amphitheater. Full tour dates listed below. Pre-sale tickets will be available January 27th via with general admission beginning Friday January 30th. Motionless In White will tour in support of their most recent album Reincarnate, which debuted at #9 on the Billboard Top 200, #1 Billboard Rock Album, and is available in stores and on iTunes now.

motionlessnews4_2Lead vocalist Chris Motionless adds, “If you search Motionless In White interview on YouTube, you’ll see that 9 out of 10 of them feature the interviewer asking me what is my dream band to tour with. Every single time my answer has always been… Slipknot. That’s all I need to say to express how unreal this is for us. I can’t fucking wait.”

Motionless In White is gearing up for their upcoming Beyond The Barricade headline tour featuring support from For Today, New Years Day, and Ice Nine Kills. The coast to coast trek will get underway on February 20th in Lancaster, PA at Chameleon Club. The band is also slated to perform at several rock festivals including Welcome To Rockville, Rock On The Range, Skate & Surf Festival and the recently announced Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion on May 2nd in Concord, NC.

MOTIONLESS IN WHITE – Motionless In White are being hailed as the new-generation saviors of the rock world, with their aggressive electro-tinged anthems that are at home on metal festivals, on Warped Tour, and on rock radio. The band recruited a collection of devout fans across the world, having toured with metal juggernauts such as Marilyn Manson, Slipknot, A Day To Remember, Escape The Fate, and Black Veil Brides. Nominated in the Alternative Press Awards, winner of Sirius XM Octane’s Best Artist Discovery, and Chris Motionless as a presenter in the Revolver Golden God Awards, Motionless In White is known for the ability to shock and awe with their music videos. The band has garnered a collective amount of over 20 million views on YouTube and were nominated for their work in the Revolver Golden Gods 2014, Metal Hammer Golden Gods 2013, and Kerrang! Awards 2012. Motionless In White celebrated their biggest year to date, having released new album Reincarnate, playing Main Stage on the Vans Warped Tour 2014, and a North American tour with A Day To Remember and Bring Me The Horizon. The band’s single “Reincarnate” is in the Top 25 and climbing on the Active Rock Chart. Motionless In White were the recent cover stars of Alternative Press’ January 2015 issue #318 and saw their track “Unstoppable” featured MTV’s The Challenge: Battle Of The Exes II.


Feb 20 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
Feb 21 – Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre
Feb 22 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
Feb 24 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
Feb 27 – Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge
Feb 28 – St Louis, MO @ Ready Room
Mar 2 – Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
Mar 3 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
Mar 6 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
Mar 7 – Vancouver, BC @ The Rio Theatre
Mar 8 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Mar 10 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace Of Spades
Mar 18 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre
Mar 20 – San Antonio, TX @ Kapone’s
Mar 21 – Grand Prairie, TX @ QuikTrip Park
Mar 24 – Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
Mar 25 – Montreal, QC @ La Tulipe
Mar 29 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre Of Living Arts

April 19 – New England Metal and Hardcore Festival
April 25 – Fort Myers, FL @ Fort Rock Festival
April 26 – Jacksonville, FL @ Welcome To Rockville
May 2 – Concord, NC @ Carolina Rebellion
May 9 – Somerset, WI @ Northern Invasion
May 16 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Skate & Surf Festival
May 17 – Columbus, OH @ Rock On The Range

July 24 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheater
July 25 – Tampa, FL @ MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater
July 26 – Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood
July 28 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 29 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
July 31 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Aug 1 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Aug 2 – Hartford, CT @ Xfinity Theatre
Aug 4 – Boston, MA @ Xfinity Center
Aug 5 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
Aug 6 – Pittsburgh, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
Aug 8 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Amphitheater
Aug 11 – Washington, DC @ Jiffy Lube Live
Aug 12 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Farm Bureau Live
Aug 14 – Indianapolis, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
Aug 15 – Chicago, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheater
Aug 16 – St Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
Aug 19 – Denver, CO @ Red Rock Amphitheater
Aug 21 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheater
Aug 24 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
Aug 26 – Concord, CA Concord Pavilion
Aug 28 – Last Vegas, NV @ MGM Resort Festival Lot
Aug 29 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
Aug 30 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater
Sept 2 – Austin, TX @ Austin 360 Amphitheater
Sept 4 – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Sept 5 – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion


YELLOWCARD Announces US Spring Tour

Photo credit: KATIE HOVLAND
Photo credit: KATIE HOVLAND

Continuing their worldwide tour in support of their seventh studio album LIFT A SAIL (Razor & Tie), YELLOWCARD is announcing the second leg of their US tour. The tour begins on April 6th in Lawrence, KS and wraps around the states until mid-May.

“We are finally able to announce our amazing Spring US tour plans,” said the band from a joint statement. “From April 6 to May 10, we will be out supporting Lift a Sail. We are heading out with a band we have had the honor of sharing the stage with for many years, Finch! Also doing half the tour each will be One Ok Rock and The Downtown Fiction. We are so stoked on this lineup! Ticket links will be available on all of our websites, and VIP packages will be offered. The first 800 VIP packages will also receive an exclusive colored Lift a Sail vinyl. Check the dates and come see a show if we are coming close to you!” More info can be found:

In addition, the new video for “Crash The Gates” premieres on REVOLVER here Interspersed with scenes from various hockey games, the live video perfectly captures the song’s energy and “fiery electric riffs” (SputnikMusic). “‘Crash The Gates‘ is about power and dynamics,” explains guitarist Ryan Mendez. “It’s incredibly fun to play live because it’s loud and heavy and very engaging with the crowd. We think it’s a perfect fit with the energy and aggression of hockey.”

Hailed by Alternative Press as “their boldest, most exploratory work to date,” Lift A Sail has taken the band into new and uncharted territory, upping the ante as well as the guitars to new, louder heights. Indulge-Sound captured the spirit of this album as “the Braveheart of Yellowcard albums”, it stands as a critical-acclaimed album that “is a true display of the evolution of Yellowcard as a band.” (Soundsphere), Lift a Sail was called “massive and majestic, full of cavernous drums and pile-driving guitars that meld with layers of deeply textured keyboards” by Guitar World, while Kerrang! chimed, “Air-violins at the ready, ’cause the ‘Card are ripping it up.”

Yellowcard is Ryan Key (vocals, guitars), Sean Mackin (violins), Ryan Mendez (guitar), and Josh Portman (bass). Lift A Sail was produced by Neal Avron and was released via Razor & Tie.



PARADISE LOST announces new album title and release date

paradisenews2After taking a trip back in time with the Tragic Illusion 25 (The Rarities) album and the last studio album Tragic Idol (2012) which entered the charts in over 10 European countries – most notably #2 in UK Rock Charts, #6 in Germany, #15 in Austria, #30 in France and #32 in North America Top New Artists/Heatseeker Charts – it’s now time for PARADISE LOST’s 14th studio album! The album will be titled The Plague Within and will be released via Century Media Records on June 1st in Europe and June 2nd in North America.

Nick Holmes comments: “We wanted to approach the new album differently this time by embracing the band’s VERY early days. We have written a very dark, yet melodic album, but this time many songs definitely have a death metal edge, which is something we haven’t done for a long long time in PARADISE LOST.”

The Plague Within was produced and mixed by Jaimie Gomez Arellano from Orgone Studios in London (GHOST BC, ULVER, CATHEDRAL, ANGEL WITCH).

More details about PARADISE LOST’s upcoming album will be revealed soon…

Feb. 20 – Bergen, NO – Blastfest
July 18 – Bolkow, PL – Castle Party 2015
Aug. 15 – Dinkelsbühl, DE – Summer Breeze Open Air




tomdelonge1This Press Release just arrived in from B|W|R Public Relations…

Contrary to reports, Tom DeLonge has not left Blink 182.

“I never quit the band,” he says. “Actually, I was on the phone discussing a possible Blink-182 event in New York City when I heard the ‘news.’ The ONLY truth here is that I have commitments that limit my availability this year.  I love Blink-182 and I’m not leaving.”

Photo by Jack Lue


PALISADES Join the Take Action Tour

palisadestakes1January 26th, 2015 – New Jersey electronic post-hardcore band, Palisades, released their highly anticipated new album, MIND GAMES, with the help of Rise Records on January 13, 2015. The genre-blending group worked with producer Erik Ron (Panic! At The Disco, Saosin, Sparta) for this “blistering” latest effort which includes guest appearances by blackbear, Champs, and Garret Rapp (The Color Morale), and hit #2 on the iTunes Rock Albums Chart, #30 on the iTunes Albums Chart, and debuted at #2 on the Billboard HeatSeekers Chart! Today the band continues their successful kick-start to the year by announcing they’ll be joining the 2015 Take Action Tour featuring Memphis May Fire with special guests Crown The Empire, and Dance Gavin Dance! The Take Action Tour is celebrating its 13th year of raising funds and awareness for non-profit organizations. This year, proceeds will be donated to benefit the Living The Dream Foundation. Take Action Tour kicks off on March 10th in Louisville, KY and wraps on April 4th in Tempe, AZ. The full list of tour dates can be found below. For more information, please visit

Fans can also catch Palisades playing songs off their new record live this summer during the 2015 Warped Tour alongside blessthefall, Hands Like Houses, The Wonder Years and more and can purchase MIND GAMES merch bundles, here:

Upcoming Tour Dates:
January 28 Planet Trog Whitehall, PA
January 28 The Sands Casino Bethlehem, PA
January 29 Smiling Moose Pittsburgh, PA
January 30 Waiting Room Buffalo, NY
January 31 The Champ Lemoyne, PA

Take Action Tour Dates:
March 10 Expo Five Louisville, KY
March 11 Cone Denim Greensboro, NC
March 13 Underbelly Jacksonville, FL
March 14 Polish American Club Vero Beach, FL
March 15 Sidebar Theater Tallahassee, FL
March 16 New Daisy Theatre Memphis, TN
March 19 House of Rock Corpus Christi, TX
March 20 NSN Festival Mission, TX
March 21 South By So What?! Grand Prairie, TX
March 22 Cain’s Ballroom Tulsa, OK
March 24 Jake’s Sports Café Lubbock, TX
March 25 Tricky Falls El Paso, TX
March 27 Sunshine Theatre Albuquerque, NM
March 28 Rialto Theatre Tucson, AZ
March 29 Ventura Theater Ventura, CA
March 31 Strummer’s Fresno, CA
April 01 B-Ryder’s Bakersfield, CA
April 02 Senator Theatre Chico, CA
April 04 Tempe Beach Park Tempe, AZ

palisadestakes2About Hopeless Records and Sub City:
Founded in 1993, Hopeless Records is a Southern California independent record label home to breakout artists All Time Low, Taking Back Sunday, We Are The In Crowd, The Wonder Years Neck Deep and many more. Throughout its 20-year history, Hopeless Records has released more than 150 albums and launched the careers of Avenged Sevenfold, Thrice, and many other notable artists. In 1999, Hopeless Records formally started supporting non-profit organizations under the Sub City banner with charitable albums, tours, and events, including Take Action Tour. Now itself a registered 501c3 non-profit organization, Sub City continues the mission of connecting bands, fans and the causes they are passionate about. Sub City has raised more than two million dollars for over 50 non-profit organizations. For more information visit –

About Living The Dream Foundation:
The 2015 Take Action Tour will help benefit the Living The Dream Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides hope and inspiration to children and young adults afflicted with life threatening diseases. Their vision is to share a rich, rewarding, Living The Dream experience that they’ll never forget. The foundation will bring a different fan out to select tour dates where they will have their Dream Day with the band. For more information visit –

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Palisades Online: