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Latest Rikits News

Below is our complete Rikits news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Rikits Begin Mixing New Album

Rikets have begun mixing their new album "All American Death Cult" with Ben Schigel (Chimaira, Walls Of Jericho). The group, who are currently without a label, are shooting for a fall release. In the meantime, a rough mix of their new track "House Of Lies" has been made available online here. In addition, the band have also begun rolling out dates for their summer tour with the latest schedule avaialble at the aforementioned link.

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Mower And Rikets Plan US Tour

Mower have announced the dates for their upcoming tour with Corporate Punishment's Rikets. The tour will kick off Nov 9 at The Real Bar in Phoenix, AZ and will end Dec 17 at The Engine Room in Houston, TX.

"This tour is going to be out of hand. Mower and Rikets are both fans of each other's music and energy. We're excited to play with a band that shares our passion for insane live sets," says Mower frontman Brian Sheerin. "This is going to be one of those tours that raises eyebrows and leaves people thoroughly tripped out after the show. We're all looking forward to hitting the road together."

For Mower, the tour comes on the heels of back to back tours supporting (hed)pe, Wicked Wisdom and Kottonmouth Kings. The band's video for "Road Rage" was also spun on MTV's Headbanger's Ball, which was capped off by two San Diego Music Awards nominations in the "Best Hard Rock" and "Best Hard Rock Album" categories.

Mower is touring in support of their recently released album Not For You (Suburban Noize Records), which was produced by ex-Snot/Soulfly guitarist Mikey Doling.


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Bullet For My Valentine and DropDead Gorgeous

I happened to be lucky, or unlucky enough considering the quality of the bands to win some free tickets via my local radio station to this show, and since it has been over a year since I've been to a concert I decided to go.

I can honestly say before the show despite being from Oklahoma City I had never heard of Rikits and there was actually another band on the bill that they had replaced, but they, in fact, were the ones who made the night worth it. They are a great 5 piece act, with a very heavy sound throughout all of their songs. The singing leaves alot to be desired but the band played a solid 5 song set. They sound a lot like Dry Kill Logic, so if you are into those types of bands I would highly recommend checking them out, as they are creating quite a buzz in the area, and have a very well put together guitar/bass trio.

The second band, Drop Dead Gorgeous, was screamo-core Underoath type and I am totally biased to hating this type of music, so I will just say they played a 6 song set, and the crowd was semi-into them considering the headliner I suppose this band was a good fit. They were from Denver, Colorado and apparently doing fairly well in the business, but I just could not get into them.

Lastly Bullet for My Valentine came on stage. I've never been a fan of the music I've heard by them, but I honestly haven't heard much. I heard that damn "4 Words To Choke Upon" all the time on Madden, so I was halfway looking forward to how they played it live. When they took stage the electricity in the small venue jumped. It was a max 1,000 crowd but honestly those types of shows are the most initimate and in my opinoin the best. Bullet For My Valentine came out strong with "4 Words" and to my surprise they were alot harder live then I could have anticipated. I was really pleased with the sound, and so was the crowd. There was a lot of crowd surfing, but unfortunately no moshing, which at 7 beers I was extremely hoping for. They played all of their singles, most of which have names I cant remember, but they did play "Tears Dont Fall" and their most recent single of which also cannot remember. I took my brother who is really into this band and he said they played really well compared to the album and did, in fact, play all of their singles as well as a few more popular songs from their discography. It was a decent show, and had I known about it, I would have been willing to pay the $10 just to see Rikits. All in all it was a great show.

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