Apr 302013

Black Sabbath‘s US tour dates have been released. Indianapolis is the closest.

07.25 – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
07.27 – Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center
07.29 – Tampa, FL @ Live Nation Amphitheatre
07.31 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheatre
08.02 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
08.04 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
08.06 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
08.08 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
08.10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
08.12 – Boston, MA @ Comcast Center
08.14 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
08.16 – Tinley Park, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
08.18 – Indianapolis, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
08.22 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
08.24 – Seattle, WA @ Gorge Amphitheatre
08.26 – San Francisco, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View
08.28 – Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
08.30 – Phoenix, AZ @ US Airways Center
09.01 – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena
09.03 – Los Angeles, CA @ Los Angeles Sports Arena

Apr 142013

Kottonmouth Kings

Some folks can just flat rap about smoke:

Orange County, California rap-rock group Kottonmouth Kings will headline a seriously 420-promoting show at Headliners on April 17, with Dizzy Wright, Monstra Squad, Snow Tha Product, Deuce and Eskimo Callboy. Am I serious? KK was named 2006 Band Of The Year by High Times magazine, so there’ll be lots of shout-outs to the joys of the bud and all the ways that you can enjoy it. Just remember, don’t be holding anything when you go, as the local gendarmes are likely to on extra alert. Tickets are $22 adv., $25 DoS

Tickets are $22 adv., $25 DoS.
Check out “Hold It In”:

Apr 142013

The guys didn’t waste any time getting things back in order in the Chainsaw camp, after guitarist Hy Davis left the band. Popkiss Chainsaw has enlisted guitarist Tony Henry (formerly with Boozer, Ashes Eve and Envain) for guitar duties. And they should be back playing out once again in about a month or so.

Apr 132013

The Phoenix Hill Tavern has always had one cool Derby Eve Party going on. And this year promises to be lively, indeed, as the Hill has brought in Jackyl to rock the Derby city on its greatest night. So c’mon out and rock out to some raunchy rock ‘n’ roll, Jackyl style!

Apr 122013

If you haven’t been to The Irish Exit in a while, you should stop by the place to see the new look/new stage/new PA System. They changed the name to Dillinger’s Music Venue! From what I hear, it is a major improvement over the old Irish Exit setup. So all you bands should look into contacting Ryan Thompson at Dillinger’s, because he is ready to help you original bands out by getting you guys in there to rock the house! He is a good dude, so call him!

Apr 122013

Hope you got your taxes done by April 15, so you can go see Hatebreed at Headliners! Here’s what my Editor said about it:
“It’s called the Divinity Of Purpose 2 Tour 2013, and its purpose is to promote Hatebreed‘s new studio album, Divinity Of Purpose. (It’s 2 because this is the second headlining tour for Hatebreed for this record.) Along for the ride will be Job For A Cowboy, Every Time I Die, Terror and This Is Hell. The album cover hints at Caravaggio but promises the sort of fate Hieronymous Bosch was famous for – the flames of hell. However, the old European masters had no access to amplification, so Hatebreed will have to do. Of course this is a Terry Harper show, but it will be at Headliners Music Hall on April 15 rather than Expo 5, where Hatebreed last appeared in November. Tickets are $20.”
Here’s the official video for “Out It To the Torch”:

Website: http://hatebreed.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hatebreed

Apr 112013

Black Sabbath has announced that their new record, 13, will be released in the U.S. on June 11. Here are the details:

’13′ is now available for pre-order in a variety of formats via BlackSabbath.com. Options Include:

Super Deluxe Box Set: a Limited edition 12″ clamshell box set which contains a Deluxe double CD album; 12″ heavyweight (180g) vinyl album in a gatefold sleeve; exclusive DVD containing “Black Sabbath–The Re-union” documentary  plus 5 behind-the-scenes videos; download card containing exclusive track by track interview with Black Sabbath and 13 exclusive photographic prints and hand written album lyrics.
Deluxe double CD album in a soft-pack (includes a second disc of exclusive bonus audio material)
Standard CD album
Vinyl: a 12″ heavyweight (180g) vinyl album in a gatefold sleeve.

In addition, anyone who pre-orders any of these formats via BlackSabbath.com will be entered into a drawing to win a pair of VIP tickets to an official ’13′ album launch event in London, including a meet and greet with the band, flights and accommodation. Additional details and full terms and conditions on the contest can be found at BlackSabbath.com.

Plenty of excitement for oldschool metalheads!

Apr 112013

I would like to wish the southern Indiana band Po Brothers all the best luck with their move out West. As of print time, the guys are now on their way to Seattle, Washington for a new life, a life of trying to get their music out to the masses. Seattle is a kickin’ town, I hear, so I bet they will have a much better chance of getting a record deal there. It is a shame to lose such good people/professional young musicians (I loved working with these guys! No egos or douche-bag attitudes. Just good music and positive attitudes), but we 100% understand your need to get to where your chances are better at success. Good luck, guys!