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Coldcock American Herbal Whiskey is announcing an upcoming battle of the bands, offering unsigned bands the chance of a lifetime: a year-long agency deal with one of the top booking agencies in the industry.
Additional prizes will include a record deal with Century Media Records/Another Century Records, a management deal through Street Smart Management, Coldcock whiskey-branded Schecter Guitars, a sponsorship deal with Krank amplifiers, custom Remo drumheads, Miktek microphones, Monster Products prize packs, Vic Firth drum sticks and more.
Rock, hard rock, and metal bands can earn points by responsibly promoting Coldcock Whiskey to their 21+ fans. The top ten bands with the most points will be chosen as finalists. Finalists will be judged by a celebrity panel of judges (based on originality of material, songwriting skills, public appeal) for a chance at the grand prize. Bands can enter by going to this location.
The contest takes place from May 1st, 2015 until August 31st, 2015. All band members from participating bands must be 21+.
“Coldcock Whiskey has always been a supporter of up and coming musicians and this is our way to help bands further their careers and get heard by the masses… while having a great time drinking and promoting Coldcock Whiskey to their fans!” states Coldcock American Herbal Whiskey founder and Zeiler Spirits CEO Rick Zeiler. “We couldn’t be more proud to be teaming up with a major booking agency to offer bands this opportunity.”
Judges include: More...
Music producer Joey Sturgis (Asking Alexandria, The Devil Wears Prada), producer/musician Eyal Levi (the Black Dahlia Murder, August Burns Red), and producer Joel Wanasek (Trapt, Phinehas) have entered the world of music podcasting together with the launch of the "Joey Sturgis Forum Podcast."
As a learning platform for both young musicians and aspiring music industry professionals, the podcasts will take the listener inside the world of the three hosts as they bring on various guests from the music industry and beyond to discuss topics in the business. Sturgis and co will be interviewing notable bands and public figures from the scene — gaining insight into every avenue of the industry, such as writing, producing, marketing, touring, and everything in-between.
Joey Sturgis, producer behind some of the biggest names in metalcore including Asking Alexandria, Of Mice & Men, and I See Stars, will host a free, two-day CreativeLive "Studio Pass" workshop,
The worshop begins tomorrow, February 4th from 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. PST (2:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. EST). In this class, Sturgis will share his techniques for writing and arranging songs, tips for recording, editing and mixing guitars, vocals, bass, drums and synths, and more.
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Never being one to let an opportunity for a joke slip by, vocalist Rody Walker of Protest the Hero, which is known for highly entertaining videos, put together his own "audition" clip for the vacant vocalist spot in Asking Alexandria, complete with an original composition written specifically for the occasion.
Watch Protest the Hero Vocalist Rody Walker Asking Alexandria for a chance below.
Vocalist Danny Worsnop has left Asking Alexandria. The singer just broke the news via Twitter just two days after Worsnop’s other band, We Are Harlot, announced the release of a self-titled debut album.
Worsnop helped form Asking Alexandria in 2008, rising to prominence very quickly with the release of "Stand Up and Scream" the next year. Asking Alexandria has since recorded two more albums, two EPs, one remix album and one live album.
Explaining his departure, Worsnop states: More...
Asking Alexandria's Ben Bruce joins Metal Hammer to talk about their next album. Both writing new tracks while on tour and being ready to record it in February 2014.
You can now watch the chat with Ben Bruce below.
Joey Sturgis, producer behind some of the biggest names in metalcore including Asking Alexandria, Of Mice & Men and I See Stars, will host a free, three-day CreativeLive "Studio Pass" workshop next month, February 4th - 6th from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. PST (12 p.m. - 7 p.m. EST).
In this class, Sturgis will share his highly sought after techniques for writing and arranging songs, tips for recording, editing and mixing guitars, vocals, bass, drums and synths, and more. Head over to CreativeLive Music & Audio at this location for more information and to enroll for free today. More...
Asking Alexandria has partnered with BitTorrent Bundle to release "Live From Brixton And Beyond" on Monday, December 15, the same day, the 2-disc live concert DVD will be available through all major retailers and at the Asking Alexandria webstore.
Following in the footsteps of Thom Yorke and Diplo, the group will make the digital version available in the BitTorrent Bundle.
Explains Ash Avildsen president of Sumerian Records: "Sumerian Records is excited to team up with BitTorrent Bundle to allow all the content available on the Asking Alexandria physical DVD to be packaged digitally online, where other outlets were unavailable to offer the same service. More importantly, BitTorrent taking positive steps to help both musicians and labels monetize their art in such a turbulent time in the music biz is both admirable and exciting. They take a small fee for their services and are very favorable to those on the creative side. I'm excited to see what the future holds for Sumerian and BitTorrent Bundle." More...
U.K.-based metal act Asking Alexandria will release "Live From Brixton And Beyond", a 2-disc concert DVD, on December 15 via Sumerian Records.
The "Live From Brixton And Beyond" 2-disc DVD features:
1) the full live set from Asking Alexandria's sold-out Brixton 02 Academy show in London
2) behind-the-scenes and backstage footage from the Brixton 02 Academy show
3) the unseen "Reckless Halloween" performance at The Wiltern in Los Angeles
4) all of the group's music videos and the "Through Sin And Self-Destruction" short film.
You can now watch the official trailer below.
"Live From Brixton And Beyond" 2-disc DVD:
Disc 1 - Live From Brixton track listing: More...
Asking Alexandria just wrapped up a Mayhem Festival run, and the new music video for the track "Moving On" gives everyone a small glimpse into the band's lives on and off that stage. Check it out below.
Ben Bruce (guitars) states: "For the first time in our careers, we are showcasing ourselves in the most sincere light possible. No drugs, no partying, no script and no bullshit. It's just the five of us completely vulnerable.
"No matter what the circumstance, being away from those you love and care about is very difficult and drags you down. Luckily for us, we have incredible fans that love and support us and help us through our toughest times. I hope this video gives you all a little bit of a look into our world. Thank you for all of your continued support and for keeping us going." More...
The Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival has now revealed the lineup for the 2014 tour, which kicks of July 5th and will feature four stages.
The lineup will feature: Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Asking Alexandria, Trivium, Cannibal Corpse, Suicide Silence, Body Count Featuring ICE T, Miss May I, Emmure, Mushroomhead, Texas Hippie Coalition, Veil Of Maya, Upon A Burning Body, Darkest Hour, Ill Nino, Wretched, Islander, King 810 and Erimha.
Dates are as follows:
July 05 San Bernardino, CA San Manuel Amphitheater
July 06 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
July 08 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre
July 09 Nampa, ID Idaho Center Amphitheatre
July 11 Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion
July 12 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheatre
July 14 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
July 15 Maryland Heights, MO Verizion Wireless Amphitheater
July 17 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 18 Milwaukee, WI Eagle's Ballroom ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK TASTE OF MAYHEM
July 19 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center
July 20 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre
July 23 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
July 24 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Theatre
July 25 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
July 26 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion
July 27 Hartford, CT Xfinity Theatre
July 29 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake PAC
July 30 Wantagh, NY Nikon Theater at Jones Beach
August 01 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
August 02 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion
August 03 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
August 05 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre
August 07 Oklahoma City, OK OKC Downtown Airpark
August 09 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
August 10 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion More...
Asking Alexandria has posted a tour trailer online, available below, and the band also comments:
"North America! Are you ready? We're coming for you with August Burns Red, We Came As Romans, Crown The Empire and Born of Osiris Check out the tour video and get tickets at this location."
Dates are as follows: More...
As was previously announced, Asking Alexandria will be hitting the road in North America this coming March & April with Born of Osiris, August Burns Red, We Came As Romans, and Crown the Empire.
Now the first official dates have been released, which are available below, with more to be added in the coming weeks. More...
Asking Alexandria will return to North America in March & April 2014 headlining the "Break Down The Walls" tour.
The package also features August Burns Red, We Came As Romans, Crown The Empire, and Born of Osiris. Tour dates will be officially announced on Friday, December 20th.
Asking Alexandria's Ben Bruce states: "America, we are coming for you. It's been a while since we have seen your beautiful faces, but we are back this March with a line-up that takes us right back to our roots. This is the most dynamic package that we have ever put together and we can't wait to come and play for you guys. Expect our biggest and best production, our longest set to date and more rock n' roll antics and debauchery than ever before. Get your tickets ASAP as this shit will sell-out fast. come hang out with us. We will see you soon." More...
Nuclear Blast Records will be releasing "Monster of Metal Volume 9," a new DVD/Blu-Ray compilation, on January 10th, 2014.
"Monsters of Metal" will bring you a total of 45 music videos from all corners of the metal genre with a total duration of 211 minutes.
Check out a trailer below, and the complete track listing is as follows:
01. Accept – Teutonic Terror
02. Amorphis – Hopeless Days
03. Avantasia - Sleepwalking
04. Black Star Riders – Hey Judas
05. Doro – Raise Your Fist In The Air
06. Epica – Storm The Sorrow
07. Gotthard- Starlight
08. Korpiklaani - Rauta
09. Nightwish – Storytime (live)
10. Powerwolf – Amen & Attack
11. Rage - 21
12. Sabaton – Ghost Division (live)
13. Sonata Artcica – I Have A Right
14. Threshold – Staring At The Sun
15. Anti-mortem– Stagnant Water
16. Asking Alexandria – Closure
17. Children Of Bodom - Transference
18. Eluveitie - Havoc
19. Hatebreed – Honor Never Dies
20. Heaven Shall Burn– Hunters Will Be Hunted
21. Hypocrisy – End Of Disclosure
22. In Flames – Where The Dead Ships Dwell
23. Kataklysm - Elevate
24. Meshuggah – Break Those Bones Whose Sinews Gave It Motion
25. Moonspell - Lickantrope
26. Nile – Enduring The Eternal Molestation Of Flame
27. Soilwork – Spectrum Of Eternity
28. Suffocation – As Grace Descends
29. Suicide Silence – You Only Live Once
30. Thy Art Is Murder – Reign Of Darkness
31. Death Angel - Truce
32. Destruction - Carnivore
33. Devildriver – The Appetite
34. Kreator – Phantom Antichrist
35. Legion Of The Damned – Mountain Wolves Under A Crescent Moon
36. Lost Society – Kill (those Who Oppose Me)
37. Overkill – Electric Rattlesnake
38. Tankard – A Girl Called Cerveza
39. Testament – Native Blood
40. Free Fall– World Domination
41. Graveyard – Endless Night
42. Kadavar – Come Back Life
43. Orchid - Capricorn
44. Scorpion Child – Polygon Of Eyes
45. The Vintage Caravan – Expand Your Mind More...
The new Asking Alexandria music video for the track "Killing You" - written by Ash Avildsen and directed by Frankie Nasso - can now be viewed below.
The track comes off the group's new album, "From Death To Destiny," and don't miss the band on tour headlining the U.S. through the end of November with All That Remains, Sevendust, Emmure and For Today.
On October 29th at the storied War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville, TN, a rather unusual tour lineup shook things up a bit. Asking Alexandria rolled in, bringing All That Remains with them, along with the veterans of Sevendust, as well as the younger For Today and Emmure. If the lineup didn’t involve Sevendust or All That Remains, it would have made more sense. All That Remains wasn’t stretching it, really, but including Sevendust with this largely metalcore bunch? I scratched my head at that choice.
It was a bizarre experience. More...
The From Death To Destiny Tour trek kicks off at the end of the month, and the tour package features headliners Asking Alexandria along with support acts Sevendust, All That Remains, For Today, and Emmure.
The dates for the tour have now been finalized and will be as follows:
10/25-Dallas, TX @ Freaker's Ball
10/26-Lubbock, TX @ Freak Fest
10/27-San Antonio, TX @ Lonestar Metalfest
10/29-Nashville, TN @ War Memorial Auditorium
10/30-Knoxville, TN @ Club NV
10/31-Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
11/01-Charlotte, NC @ Amos Southend
11/02-Lancaster, PA @ Reckless Fest II
11/03-Poughkeepsie, NY @ November Reign Fest
11/05-Buffalo, NY @ Rapids Theatre
11/06-Washington, DC @ 930 Club
11/08-Flint, MI @ Machine Shop
11/09-Milwaukee, WI @ Wisconsin Metalfest
11/10-Cleveland, OH @ Ohio Metalfest
11/11-Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
11/13-Grand Rapids, MI @ The Orbit Room
11/14-St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
11/15-Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall
11/17-Tulsa, OK @ Oklahoma Metalfest
11/19-Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theater
11/21-Fresno, CA @ Rainbow Ballroom
11/22-San Diego, CA @ SOMA
11/23-Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
The first annual Wisconsin MetalFest has arrived and will take place on Saturday, November 9th at The Eagles Ballroom/The Rave in Milwaukee, WI.
Be sure to catch Sumerian's own Asking Alexandria, Periphery, Born of Osiris, Veil of Maya, I See Stars, Structures, DayShell and many more at the festival.
The promotional poster for the festival can be seen below. More...
Korn has checked in with the following announcement about a one-night "Family Values" festival:
"Family Values is back... and so is the Korn Kage!! Come celebrate the release of 'The Paradigm Shift' for the one-night-only Family Values Festival in Denver, CO October 5th!
"TIckets are on sale now here. 'The Paradigm Shift', in stores 10/8, is available for pre-order now on iTunes and Amazon."
You can also watch the band's new music video for "Never Never" at this location. The new album's track listing is as follows:
1. Prey For Me
2. Love & Meth
3. What We Do
4. Spike In My Veins
5. Mass Hysteria
6. Paranoid And Aroused
7. Never Never
8. Punishment Time
9. Lullaby For A Sadist
11. It’s All Wrong
12. Wish I Wasn’t Born Today (deluxe)
13. Tell Me What You Want (deluxe) More...