WVM Releases 2 Singles From Upcoming “Waves Of Nothing” Album

WVM Releases 2 Singles From Upcoming “Waves Of Nothing” Album

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American analog electro artist WVM has released two tracks, ‘Empire’ and ‘Pale Horse’ off of his upcoming album “Waves Of Nothing”, the release of which has not yet been announced.

Check out WVM ‘Empire':

Buy ‘Empire’ on iTunes & wvmmusic.com!

‘Empire’ and ‘Pale Horse’ were made using analog synths and drum machines, I was heavily inspired by the synth music of the 80s but the songs are not rooted in any era as they sound like they could come from the past, present or future.

- WVM

Check out WVM ‘Pale Horse':

Buy ‘Pale Horse’ on iTunes & wvmmusic.com!

The tracks were produced, performed, arranged and composed by WVM and mixed by Sean Beavan (NIN, Manson, No Doubt, Slayer).

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About WVM:

WVM is an American analog electro artist located in Los Angeles, California. His debut album “The End is Only the Beginning – EP,” released on March 5, 2013 and was produced, composed, performed and arranged by WVM and features Chris Vrenna(Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson) and Josh Freese (Nine Inch Nails, A Perfect Circle) on drums. The album was mixed bySean Beavan (Nine Inch Nails, Slayer, Marilyn Manson, No Doubt), who also invited WVM to record vocals at his private Blue Room Studio for all the tracks on the first EP.

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DIABLO BLVD Sign to Nuclear Blast + Lyric Video Released & New Album Coming in January!‏

DIABLO BLVD Sign to Nuclear Blast + Lyric Video Released & New Album Coming in January!

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Nuclear Blast is proud to announce the signing of Belgium’s finest – anthemic grooving rock/metal outfit DIABLO BLVD!

Formed in 2005 with all members hailing from the city of Antwerp, Belgium, the band is named after a CORROSION OF CONFORMITYsong and lead by notorious stand-up comedian and singer Alex Agnew. With current and ex-members of bands like A BRAND, BORN FROM PAIN and MEURIS, this eclectic five-piece quickly started to turn heads and playing shows to appreciative crowds all over Belgium and the Netherlands.

Building on groovy riffs, catchy choruses and a charismatic stage presence, DIABLO BLVD offers what made their heroes great within a wide range of influences from the heavy genre (like DANZIG, THE CULT, GUNS ‘N’ ROSES, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY and TYPE O NEGATIVE), classic rock and even blues.

After two successful full-length albums and numerous celebrated shows around Europe DIABLO BLVD went to the legendary ICP studios in Brussels with producer Ace Zec to record the brand new album Follow The Deadlights in collaboration with the American duo Jay Ruston(mix) and Paul Logus (mastering) who have previously been behind the sound of ANTHRAX, STONE SOUR, MEATLOAF and STEEL PANTHER.

Commented the band: “Everybody! We are absolutely thrilled to announce that we’re going to join the Nuclear Blast family for our first world-wide release. Signing to Nuclear Blast is like getting the hot chick everybody wants. They were our first choice when we started looking for a deal and to see it actually coming through still feels unreal. So a big thank you to everyone involved for making it happen and we hope to see you all in 2015.” - DIABLO BLVD

Follow The Deadlights is planned for release January, 2015 via Nuclear Blast.

The official lyric video for the first single off the album, ‘Rise Like Lions’, can now be streamed at this location:

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01. Beyond The Veil
02. Rise Like Lions
03. Get Up 9
04. Follow The Deadlights
05. Son Of Cain
06. Come With Me (Battle Call)
07. Fear Is For The Enemy
08. Peace Won By War
09. End Of Time
10. Inhuman
11. Saint Of Killers

DIABLO BLVD is:
Alex Agnew – vocals
Andries Beckers -guitar
Dave Hubrechts – guitar
Kris Martens - drums
Tim Bekaert – bass

www.diabloboulevard.com | www.facebook.com/diabloboulevard | www.nuclearblast.de/diabloboulevard

it’s loud, it’s dirty, it’s Diablo BLVD!!!

-the Hellion

INCITE Announces Fall Tour with 36 CRAZYFISTS, SKINLAB and ALL HAIL THE YETI‏

INCITE Announces Fall Tour with 36 CRAZYFISTS, SKINLAB and ALL HAIL THE YETI

 

Headlining Metal Insider’s CMJ 2014 Showcase @ The Wick in Brooklyn, NY on October 22, 2014

 

Order Your Copy of INCITE’s Up In Hell Now via iTunes or Amazon

12” LP Version Coming October 14th!

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Richie Cavalera’s musical middle finger to society, INCITE, are set to take the states by storm this fall on their newly announced tour with 36 Crazyfists, Skinlab, and All Hail the Yeti, kicking off on October 31st  in South Lake Tahoe, CA. The tour hits 20 western and central U.S. cities before wrapping up in Chico, CA on November 23rd. See below for a full listing of dates.

“So fired up to be doing a US tour with such killer bands,” states Richie Cavalera. “It’s going to be a rager every night. We want to see all of you in the pit! The tour kicks-off Halloween night and hits all the killer spots throughout the west coast and midwest. We’re ready to make some new fans and friends.”

INCITE on tour w/ 36 Crazyfists, Skinlab, and All Hail the Yeti:

10/31 – South Lake Tahoe, CA @ Whiskey Dicks

11/1 – Portland, OR @ Ash St. Saloon

11/2 – Spokane, WA @ The Hop

11/3 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon

11/5 – Redding, CA @ Bombay’s

11/6 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Velvet Jones

11/7 – San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick

11/8 – Los Angeles, CA @ Los Globos

11/9 – Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock

11/10 – Santa Fe, NM @ The Skylight

11/12 – Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog

11/13 – Dallas, TX @ The Gas Monkey

11/14 – Tulsa, OK @ Downtown Lounge

11/15 – Norman, OK @ Labryinth

11/16 – Wichita, KS @ Lizard Lounge

11/17 – Denver, CO @ Roxy Theatre

11/18 – Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theater & Club

11/19 – Idaho Falls, ID @ DB’S

11/20 Salt Lake City, UT @ Bar Deluxe

11/21 – Las Vegas, NV @ Cheyenne Saloon

11/22 – Oakland, CA @ Uptown

11/23 – Chico, CA @ Lost on Main

 

 

INCITE recently announced that they’ll be headlining the third annual Metal Insider’s CMJ 2014 Showcase, taking place at The Wick in Brooklyn, NY on October 22. Sponsored by Spinefarm Records, the show will also feature sets from’68, Black Crown Initiate and Toothgrinder. Metal Insider’s CMJ 2014 Showcase is taking place as part of New York City’s annual CMJ Music Marathon.

 

Tickets are on sale now through The Wick’s website for only $12 [enter SPINEFARMCMJ as the promo code at checkout to get the early bird rate of $10]. Limited CMJ badges will be admitted at the door. More information about Metal Insider’s CMJ 2014 Showcase can be found here: http://bit.ly/1qSgC6u Purchase tickets here: www.thewicknyc.com/event/695985

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You can download your copy of INCITE’s brand new album, Up In Hell, now via iTunes or Amazon. And this just in – keep an eye out for the 12” LP coming October 14th! Pre-order here.

 

Over the years, INCITE has toured alongside the likes of Dillinger Escape Plan, Soulfly, Throwdown, Cavalera Conspiracy, and more. Moreover, they’ve been praised by everybody from Kerrang! and Revolver to ARTISTdirect. In addition, INCITE has reached Top-40-status on Sirius Metal Charts with tracks like ‘Army of Darkness’ and the Devil’s Dozen on Liquid Metal with ‘The Aftermath’. Revolver also named 2012’s All Out War its “Album of the Week” upon release.

 

For more information INCITE, please visit these websites:

www.facebook.com/INCITEband 

www.twitter.com/INCITEband

www.INCITEaod.com

 

INCITE is:

Richie Cavalera – Vocals

Lennon Lopez – Drums

Christopher “EL” – Bass

“Dru Tang” Rome – Lead Guitar

Kevin “Dis” – Guitar

TOMBS Premiere Video For Cover of David Bowie’s “Heroes” on Stereogum

TOMBS Premiere Video For Cover of David Bowie’s “Heroes” on Stereogum

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TOMBS released their new album Savage Gold on June 10th to massive critical acclaim with Guitar World, Alt Press, Pitchfork, Terrorizer and many more calling it one of the best albums of 2014 so far.  Savage Gold is available to order via Relapse HERE and iTunes HERE.  The album is available in the following formats: Standard Black Vinyl 2xLP, CD and digital download.

Today TOMBS presents a video for their haunting cover version of David Bowie’s “Heroes”.  The video was directed by Jaclyn Sheer & Samantha Astolfi.  The song was originally recorded by David Bowie with Brian Eno in 1977.  TOMBS covered the song in 2012 with the German vocals provided by Ralph Schmidt (Hëllström, Planks).  Check out the exclusive premiere of the video courtesy of Steregoum HERE.  The video can also be viewed on YouTube HERE.

“We recorded an mixed the song on our own with the help of Tim Schmoyer in Boston.  We chose this version of the song because it was featured in the soundtrack of Christiane F, a 1981 German film by Ulrich Edel. It’s a dark drama about a young girl’s descent into drug abuse and prostitution.  I’ve been listening to the soundtrack during the band’s many trips to Germany and have always wanted to cover the song, says vocalist Mike Hill of the video.

Mike Hill has launched a specialty coffee company, Savage Gold Coffee, inspired by his love for high quality, organic coffee.  The first roast, Savage Gold Prime, is an Ethiopian Yirgacheffe coffee bean grown between 6,000 and 6,500 feet above sea level. It is an aromatic and dynamic coffee roasted to perfection with a large flavor profile. It is sourced from a co-op of Ethiopian farmers and is 100% Fair Trade, certified organic and wet (mechanically) processed.  More info on the coffee is available via the official Savage Gold website HERE.   Decibel Magazine’s “Deciblog” spoke with Mike Hill earlier this week about the new coffee company, read the interview HERE.

In support of Savage GoldTOMBS will hit the road this fall for a three-week tour with Pallbearer and Vattnet Viskar.  The shows kick off on October 16th in Louisville, KY and run through November 9th in Dallas, TX.   A complete list of dates can be found below.  The band will also take part in next year’s Maryland Deathfest on May 24th of 2014.

TOMBS Tour Dates: 

 

***All dates w/ Pallbearer and Vattnet Viskar***

 

Oct 16                 Louisville, KY       The New Vintage w/ Vattnet Viskar

Oct 17                 Nashville, TN        Exit/In

Oct 18                 Lexington, KY       Cosmic Charlie’s

Oct 19                 Champaign, IL      High Dive

Oct 20                 Madison, WI         The Frequency

Oct 21                 Detroit, MI           The Magic Stick Lounge

Oct 22                 Chicago, IL          The Township w/ Vattnet Viskar

Oct 23                 Cleveland, OH       Grog Shop

Oct 24                 Toronto, ON         Lee’s Palace

Oct 25                 Montreal, QC        Il Motore

Oct 26                 Boston, MA          Great Scott

Oct 27                 Brooklyn, NY        Saint Vitus

Oct 28                 Brooklyn, NY        Saint Vitus

Oct 29                 Philadelphia, PA    Black Box at Underground Arts

Oct 30                 Baltimore, MD      Metro Gallery

Oct 31                 Chapel Hill, NC     Local 506

Nov 01                 Atlanta, GA           The Earl

Nov 02                 Tampa, FL           The Orpheum

Nov 04                 New Orleans, LA  Siberia

Nov 05                 Houston, TX         Fitzgerald’s Downstairs

Nov 08                 Austin, TX           Fun Fun Fun Festival Nites

Nov 09                 Dallas, TX            Three Links

 

May 24                Baltimore, MD      Maryland Deathfest XIII (2015) @ Edison Lot

 

About TOMBS: 

 

Formed in 2007 by singer / guitarist Mike Hill (Anodyne, Versoma) in Brooklyn, NY, TOMBS blends a wide array of influences including Black Metal and dark industrial music. The band went through a number of line-up changes with Hill the only remaining original member. Former members included Domenic Seita (Storm of Light) and Carson Daniel James. The band’s prior Relapse output included a self-titled EP and a split 12-inch with like-minded, Germanic darkness weavers Planks. Both records were release on Hill’s now-defunct label Black Box Recordings. The band’s first two Relapse releases, 2009’s Winter Hours and 2011’s Path of Totality both received massive reception from the press with the latter being featured prominently on many critic’s year end metal lists including Pitchfork, Brooklyn Vegan, NPR and MetalSucks. The crowning achievement was securing the 2011 album of the year for Decibel Magazine. In addition to their critically acclaimed releases, TOMBS has become known for their captivating live performances and have toured extensively throughout North America and Europe with bands ranging from Isis, Pelican, Wolves in the Throne Room, The Secret and Kylesa.

Slipknot….hmmmm?????

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Ahhh Slipknot…they have been all over social media with the impending release of their new record .5: The Gray Chapter. While Slipknot is not one of my favorite bands they do have my respect. I say this because of their tenacity to persevere after the death of Paul Gray, and the departure of Joey Jordison, and to their use of promotion.

I happen to dig bands that represent themselves visually as well as through their music. Kiss and  Alice Cooper exposed me to theatrical rock in my misspent youth and I am glad to see bands like Slipknot carrying the torch for visual rock.

One of the things I find lacking in bands today is their lack of promotion. The internet and social media is a great tool if used to its potential. Slipknot used its loyal fan base to help generate buzz around their future release. At one point blacking out their website and Facebook pages. This caused a lot of online discussion about what was happening with the band. Then on July 15, they began releasing July 15, the band began releasing short teasers for the new album for over a two-week period that turned out to be clips from the official video along with samples from a song entitled “The Negative One”.

More recently there has again been much buzz about the new drummer and bassist and the fact they are not getting their own unique masks and identities within the band. Again, the fans were eating this up online. Combined with the release of their new video for “The Devil In I”which introduced their newly redesigned masks, Slipknot is ensuring they remain in the eyes, ears, and minds of the world.

Slipknot has some decent tracks that are listenable and some that are not but I’ll take them. Oh yeah, I still hate clowns.

 

“And the rain will kill us all”

-the Hellion

 

Rock N’ Roll is NOT dead Mr. Simmons

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So I recently read the article where Nick Simmons interviewed his father Gene Simmons in Esquire:

GENE SIMMONS: ‘ROCK IS FINALLY DEAD’

The Kiss rocker expands on his thoughts about the past, present, and future of recorded music.

I have a few things to say about this. I have seen that this article has recently been trending on Facebook. I am of the opinion that it is indeed NOT dead.  Gene has pretty much killed the hopes and dreams of future musicians. I remember when music was made for the sake of creating art, the success that followed was a bonus. Imagine if Beethoven or Van Gogh only were only creating art for commercial or monetary gain. That is where the music industry has seemed to have gone. I blame the industry itself for becoming too corporate. If they don’t see an immediate gain for it they don’t see fit to put any money behind it. THAT is the problem. I think that someone that holds the status of Gene Simmons should put his experiences back into helping the industry not discouraging it.

I have a very good friend who is named Dellacoma Rio. He is a vocalist from Australia. He, to me, embodies the spirit of Rock N’ Roll. While he was in previous band Sunset Riot they managed to book shows and gain exposure in the US while still being based in Australia. They toured the US extensively and successfully gaining ground at every turn. Unfortunately due to creative differences and life changes Sunset Riot chose to mutually dissolve. Dellacoma Rio, however, was not done. The spirit and fire of Rock N’ Roll burned passionately within him. With a little bit of reinvention and tenacity he put together a new band and hit the road again. Booking gigs and festivals across the US the newly formed DELLACOMA began the process of making themselves seen and heard. In the midst of touring across the US they took the time to stop and make an old fashioned Rock N’ Roll record. No processing, no extreme overdubs, just raw and fresh. A record that translates to live performances seamlessly. The evening of finishing in the studio they played a gig and set off on the road again. All of this from a gentleman who comes from modest means. There is no one bank rolling this gentleman or his band, just blood, sweat, and tears. Rock N’ Roll is alive and well within DELLACOMA. That is an example of one of many bands I know and love who work equally as hard.

Getting back to Gene Simmons, KISS has always had the opportunity to be trend setters. I feel that they have let us down as of late. When the reunion, and farewell tours were done they had the chance to reinvent themselves and continue to gain new ground. Instead of putting others in the classic makeup they could have invented new “characters” for Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer. It was done before with Eric Carr and Vinnie Vincent. I am of the opinion that what we have now is Diet KISS, or KISS Lite now with 50% less KISS. They have put out two mediocre records and continue to rely on their back catalog instead of searching within and getting in touch with  the part of them that drove them in the early days.

Now, to basically tell young rockers to give up is a pretty crappy thing to say. When Rock N’ Roll was in its infancy there was no one there handing out checks or promoting or playing the music. It was all word of mouth and shameless self promotion. I feel that we have returned to those days. While the internet has been a curse to the industry due to the whole downloading issue it has also allowed bands to use it to promote and reach out on their own. OK in the vast sea of bands putting out their stuff on the internet how do they get heard? Well that falls to people who do what I do and the bands themselves. By taking that step and getting out, touring, not taking no for an answer and promotion, promotion, promotion they can be heard. Is the money still there, of course not,  it is still lining the pockets of the greedy corporations. I’m sure Gene has his pockets full. I challenge those rockers who have “succeeded” to reach out and help bands be heard and succeed in their musical endeavors. There IS new music being made that defies the current slop being force fed to us by corporate radio and the bloated industry, you just have to open your ears and eyes and look and listen for it.  No Gene, Rock is NOT dead by any means, like everything else we just have to work a little harder at it.

 

thump thump, thump thump, THUMP THUMP….

you hear that? That’s the pulse of Rock N’ Roll and it’s still strong.

 

it’s loud, it’s dirty, it’s ROCK N’ ROLL…and we love it!

the Hellion

 

 

 

 

Die So Fluid Releases “Landslides” Music Video & Announces Finnish Tour Dates

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Die So Fluid Releases “Landslides” Music Video & Announces Finnish Tour Dates

August 20, 2014 – Los Angeles / London based Gothic rock band Die So Fluid have released the official music video for their track “Landslides (originally premiering with Bloody Disgusting). The track is from the band’s album “The Opposites Of Light” which will be released in the U.S. later this year. The band has also announced the dates of their upcoming tour of Finland. The tour kicks off in Tampere on September 3rd and wraps up in Lahti on September 7th.

Die So Fluid – Landslides

Landslides’ is a track from the darker, more introspective side of our new album ‘The Opposites Of Light’. The song is about intense desire and loyalty. The video is an emotional and psychedelic trip into a shamanic desert scene highlighting the dream-time qualities of the song. The lyrics were partly inspired by my fascination with Carlos Castaneda, a kind of cult leader who wrote books about shamanism. Narrated in first person, they have sold millions but some critics say they’re works of fiction. He had three female followers who lived with him, changed their names, and cut off ties to family and the outside world. They mysteriously disappeared after his own death. The remains of one of these women was found in Death Valley near where her abandoned car had been discovered. I directed this video myself and used a Go Pro camera that a very generous Die So Fluid fan gave me. We filmed it at the magical Vasquez Rocks where Star Trek was shot, I’m lucky to live nearby. I just let the ancient land speak to me and the visions flow.Grog (Die So Fluid)

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About Die So Fluid:

Die So Fluid are the modern incarnation of a ‘power trio’. Their sonic being possesses the muscle of metal, the angular cheekbones of post-punk, and the burning soul of vampiric desert torch song.

History:

Die So Fluid first surfaced in 2001, touring the country in the wake of their debut EP “Operation Hypocrite”, released on Sanctuary. They released a further single, ‘Suck Me Dry’ with Sanctuary before forming their own label, Cartesian, and releasing their third single ‘Disconnected.’ In 2004 Cartesian released the band’s debut album, “Spawn Of Dysfunction” in the UK. The album was universally well received and is still selling through the major chains of the UK and iTunes worldwide. Promotion of “Spawn Of Dysfunction” almost solely relied on the band touring the UK which they did tirelessly, turning up for over 300 shows between 2003 and 2006. Apart from pursuing a campaign of playing their own shows off the beaten track Die So Fluid supported bands like Drowning Pool, Vex Red, Clawfinger, Boy Hits Car, Feeder, Girlschool, Antiproduct, and The Wildhearts. Further promotion of the album came from a single release of the title track licensed to Retinue Records which was supported with a video featuring the babes and the fighters of a metal wrestling event.

Recording for “Not Everybody Gets A Happy Ending” started in 2005 with the album’s opening track ‘Gang Of One’. The finished recording was so good it actually caused a crisis within the band as they mutually agreed the pinnacle of what they had been trying to achieve musically on “Spawn Of Dysfunction”. But in the end it was this realization that freed them to explore a wider range of influences and styles. So songs like ‘Existential Baby’ and ‘Test Confessional’ draw on Al’s ska background and ‘Throw You Away’ features an Egyptian string arrangement thanks to one of Drew’s colleagues in gypsy troupe, The Death Orchestra. The finished record is the product of multiple sessions scattered over a two year period. This ungainly recording schedule was adopted because the record was being financed by royalties from ‘Spawn’ – as they trickled in. For “Not Everybody Gets A Happy Ending” Mark Williams was back in the producer’s chair at his new premises in the legendary Battery Studios building in North West London. The title track was partly fueled by the long drawn out recording process, and at the time, no prospect of a release. That changed in 2007 when the band found a new backer in Finland and finally “Not Everybody Gets A Happy Ending” was made flesh. The first single ‘Happy Halloween’ was released worldwide on iTunes on November 2nd, 2007 and coincided with a Halloween festival appearance in Helsinki and Die So Fluid’s portrait by Paul Harries appearing on Finnish postal stamps. The esteemed rock photographer, and long time associate of the band, also directed the video for second single ‘Existential Baby’. ‘Not Everybody Gets A Happy Ending’ was released in the UK in February 2008 to a great response and immediately entered the retail sales charts. The band then diligently followed the cascade of international releases – touring Finland, the USA (twice), Germany and the rest of Europe, appearing in nearly 20 different countries in 2009. As well as headlining festivals in Portugal, Germany, and Switzerland Die So Fluid supported Eisbrecher, Mindless Self Indulgence, My Ruin, Ill Nino, Maj Karma, and Prong.

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2010 saw the release of “The World Is Too Big For One Lifetime.” The band licensed the album to DR2 which frankly restricted the breadth of the album’s distribution. Nonetheless the press came back with universally positive reviews and with the help of videos ‘Mercury’ (playlisted on Scuzz and Kerrang) and ‘What A Heart Is For’ the band’s audience continued to expand leading to sell out shows at the Scala and Dingwalls in London and Virgin Oil Company in home from home, Helsinki. The live popularity was also reflected in requests for festival appearances in Finland, Holland, and Spain as well as the UK, including 3 appearances for Hard Rock Hell. The album itself was viewed by the band, and producer Mark Williams, as a consolidation of the sound they had previously strove for. This was the first time the band had anything like a conventional ‘month in the studio’ album recording session. The record has been the band’s best selling yet and helped push their Spotify play count over 5 million. From the middle of 2011 the band went on hiatus, barring a few live commitments including two sell out London shows and an exclusive performance at the London Bass Guitar show. The band concentrated efforts into reclaiming their music and extracting it from the grip of labels and companies making lapsed or unjust claims to it. They started recording “The Opposites of Light” in December 2012. The album was made available accompanying a UK tour in April 2014 preceding it’s upcoming USA release campaign this Fall. The release of “Black Blizzard” with stunning video by David Kenny has sparked a constantly growing global buzz, with the Twitter following rising over 23K and Facebook over 11K. Notably this track was in the official final selection of Classic Rock Magazine wildcard entries for Songs Of The Year 2013. The band heads to the UK for an appearance at Alt Fest in August, followed by September tour dates in Finland. They will be touring extensively in the USA November onwards.