WINGER TO RELEASE HIGHLY- ANTICIPATED SIXTH STUDIO ALBUM BETTER DAYS COMIN’ ON APRIL 22nd

WINGER TO RELEASE HIGHLY- ANTICIPATED SIXTH STUDIO ALBUM BETTER DAYS COMIN’ ON APRIL 22nd

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(New York, NY – February 26th, 2014) – One of the most misunderstood hard rock bands to come out of the 80’s is returning with their first new album in 5 years. Winger is releasing Better Days Comin’ in North America on April 22nd via Frontiers Records. The notorious band comprised of members Kip Winger on vocals/bass, Reb Beach on guitar, John Roth on guitar and Rod Morgenstein on drums, are back with their latest album. The album is available for pre-order on Amazon.com in a standard (http://smarturl.it/WNGR_AmzCD) and deluxe configuration (http://smarturl.it/WNGR_AmzDLX). The deluxe edition comes in a glossy digipak and includes the bonus track “Another Beautiful Day” and a DVD including a Making of the Album documentary as well as videos for the first single “Rat Race” and title track “Better Days Comin’.” An iTunes pre-order will be available soon. The band has always been known for their incredible musicianship and the trend continues on Better Days Comin’.

“On Better Days Comin’ we drew from our past to elaborate on our future. The band is stronger than ever and very excited about the music on this record,” explains front man Kip Winger. “We feel this album exemplifies the true sound of the band in every way.”

From the opening riff of album opener “Midnight Driver of a Love Machine” to the final outro lick of “Out Of This World,” it is clear Winger is back and better than ever. Hard rocking songs like “Queen Babylon,” progressive rock movements like “Tin Soldier,” and touching ballads like “Ever Wonder” show the band’s diversity while always centering on great songs. The debut single from Better Days Comin’ is the adrenaline fueled rocker “Rat Race” that showcases some of the band’s best work of their 25 year career.

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The track listing for Better Days Comin’ is:

1) Midnight Driver of a Love Machine

2) Queen Babylon

3) Rat Race

4) Better Days Comin’

5) Tin Soldier

6) Ever Wonder

7) So Long China

8) Storm In Me

9) Be Who You Are, Now

10) Another Beautiful Day (Deluxe Edition Bonus Track)

11) Out Of This World

Winger formed in the late 1980’s and soared to immediate success with their 1988 self-titled release. The album spawned the hit singles “Seventeen” and “Headed For A Heartbreak” and achieved platinum sales status. Winger also stayed on the Billboard Top 200 chart for over 60 weeks where it peaked at #21. Their next album, In The Heart Of The Young, also achieved platinum status behind the singles “Can’t Get Enuff” and “Miles Away.” The change in musical climate of the mid-90’s, compounded with unprovoked ridicule on MTV’s popular Beavis and Butthead, led the band to go on hiatus in 1994. In 2001, the band reunited and have not looked back since. Winger has made a name for themselves with relentless touring, while winning back fans and critics alike because of their exceptional musicianship, Kip Winger’s powerful vocals and the band’s incredible songwriting.

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PRONG Reveal More Details on New Album Ruining Lives and Record Store Day Exclusive Single

PRONG Reveal More Details on New Album Ruining Lives and    Record Store Day Exclusive Single

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Ruining Lives Available May 13th on SPV/Steamhammer in North America

Ruining Lives is the follow-up to the acclaimed 2012 release Carved Into Stone and continues to show the band on an upward trajectory, proving that despite having a long, illustrious career PRONG can still make records that matter and re-invent themselves without negating their roots.

With Tommy Victor in the producer’s chair and Steve Evetts (Hatebreed, Sick Of It All, Sepultura) once again coming in to put his trademark shine on the record, Ruining Lives has turned out to be a monster of an album. From the first riff-assault of the opener “Turnover”, the album takes you on an angst-filled roller coaster ride that marries some very old school, Beg To Differ-elements with post-punk, industrial metal, hardcore thrash, all the while retaining a modern and current feel. Fans of the bands legendary, genre-defining Cleansing-era and new fans alike will be thrilled.

Tommy Victor about Ruining Lives: “This is the fastest written and recordedPRONG-album ever and it has more great songs than any previous PRONG-record.  I am particularly proud of the vocal performance and I think we captured some outstanding sounds on this album. There’s a little bit of a throwback element here. Ruining Lives is almost a “Force Fed” type of song. The album is a hybrid between NY Hardcore and some very modern, song oriented work. You will find some “Rude Awakening” but also some solid, crushing riffs. I feel we have captured the best elements of PRONG on this album.

 

He continues, “Come To Realize” is something new – we have never approached this kind of time signature. It really is math-metal meets pure hardcore with a crazy-ass riff. What’s exciting about the whole album is you have your hooks, your riffs and something innovative that makes the album very current. This qualifies as the hybrid nature of PRONG: marrying post-punk, industrial metal, hardcore thrash and modern elements – all of that with hooks and not just a bunch of screaming.”

The new album Ruining Lives will be released now throughSPV/Steamhammer in Scandinavia on April 23rd, in Germany on April 25th, in Europe on April 28th and in the US/Canada on May 13th as a limited digipak version incl. 1 bonus track and poster, as a double gatefold colored vinyl version incl. 1 bonus track and the CD in cardboard sleeve, as a standard version and download.

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April 19th PRONG will release an exclusive single for “Record Store Day” celebration with the new track “Turnover” on side A and a pig remix version of “Revenge Best Served Cold” by Raymond Watts on Side B. The single is limited to 3.000 copies and comes in a green/white marbled vinyl version. The worldwide digital release of this single is April 21st!

 

Track Listing DigiPak:

1.Turnover

2.The Barriers

3.Windows Shut

4.Remove, Separate Self

5.Ruining Lives

6.Absence Of Light

7.The Book Of Change

8.Self Will Run Riot

9.Come To Realize

10.Chamber Of Thought

11.Limitations And Validations

12.Retreat  (Bonus Track)

 

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1.Turnover

2.The Barriers

3.Windows Shut

4.Remove, Separate Self

5.Ruining Lives

6.Absence Of Light

7.The Book Of Change

8.Self Will Run Riot

9.Come To Realize

10.Chamber Of Thought

11.Limitations And Validations

 

Track Listing Vinyl Version

LP1 Side 1

1.Turnover

2.The Barriers

3.Windows Shut

 

LP1 Side 2

1.Remove, Separate Self

2.Ruining Lives

3.Absence Of Light

 

LP2 Side 1

1.The Book Of Change

2.Self Will Run Riot

3.Come To Realize

 

LP2 Side 2

1.Chamber Of Thought

2.Limitations And Validations

3.Retreat  (Bonus Track)

 

PRONG Live 2014

26.03. D-Essen – Turock

27.03. NL-Haarlem – Patronaat

28.03. NL-Roermond – ECI Cultuurfabriek

29.03. B-Antwerp – Trix

30.03. GB-London – Underworld

01.04. GB-Glasgow – Cathouse

02.04. GB-Manchester – Sound Control

03.04. GB-Wolverhampton – Slade Rooms

04.04. F-Paris – Nouveau Casino

05.04. D-Cologne – Luxor

06.04. D-Karlsruhe – Substage

08.04. D-Saarbrücken – Garage

09.04. CH-Aarau – Kiff

10.04. D-Munich – Backstage

11.04. A-Vienna – Szene

12.04. CZ-Prague – Nova Chmelnice

13.04. PL-Krakow – Kwadrat Club

15.04. D-Berlin Lido

16.04. D-Bremen – Tower

17.04. D-Hamburg – Knust

18.04. DK-Copenhagen – Vega

19.04. SE-Gothenburg – Sticky Fingers

20.04. SE-Stockholm – Debaser Strand

21.-25.07. SLO-Tolmin – Metaldays

26.07. D-Viersen – Eier mit Speck Festival

27.07. NL-Eindhoven – Dynamo

29.07. NL-Rotterdam – Baroeg

30.07. D-Weinheim – Cafe Central

31.07. D-Wiesbaden – Schlachthof

01.08. D-Wacken – Wacken Open Air

08.08. GB-Derbyshire – Bloodstock Open Air

09.08. B-Kortrijk – Alcatraz Festival

23.08. D-Bad Wünnenberg – Wünnstock Open Air

 

For More Info Visit:

http://www.prongmusic.com

https://www.facebook.com/prongmusic

https://twitter.com/prongmusic

http://www.spv.de

 

Skeletonwitch guitarist Scott “Scunty D” Hedrick on the Hellion Rocks!

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You know you’re guaranteed a great show when my friends in Skeletonwitch hits your town. They were on point on the night of 02/19/14 at The Launchpad in NM. Sonic devastation was the game and Skeletonwitch took all of the medals that night. The was so thick it made shooting pictures nigh impossible that night, but I managed to get some in and even sneak guitarist “Scunty D” away for some on camera conversation:

     Here are some live shots for your enjoyment:

Dustin Boltjes of Skeletonwitch

Dustin Boltjes of Skeletonwitch

SKELETONWITCH!!!

SKELETONWITCH!!!

SKELETONWITCH!!!

SKELETONWITCH!!!

Chance Garnette of Skeletonwitch

Chance Garnette of Skeletonwitch

Scott "Scunty D" Hedrick and Evan "Loosh" Linger of Skeletonwitch

Scott “Scunty D” Hedrick and Evan “Loosh” Linger of Skeletonwitch

SKELETONWITCH stage setup

SKELETONWITCH stage setup

Scott "Scunty D" Hedrick and Evan "Loosh" Linger of Skeletonwitch

Scott “Scunty D” Hedrick and Evan “Loosh” Linger of Skeletonwitch

Evan "Loosh" Linger of Skeletonwitch

Evan “Loosh” Linger of Skeletonwitch

Scott "Scunty D" Hedrick and Evan "Loosh" Linger of Skeletonwitch

Scott “Scunty D” Hedrick and Evan “Loosh” Linger of Skeletonwitch

Chance Garnette of Skeletonwitch

Chance Garnette of Skeletonwitch

SKELETONWITCH!!!

SKELETONWITCH!!!

SKELETONWITCH!!!

SKELETONWITCH!!!

Dustin Boltjes of Skeletonwitch

Dustin Boltjes of Skeletonwitch

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Chance Garnette of Skeletonwitch

Chance Garnette of Skeletonwitch

Chance Garnette of Skeletonwitch

Chance Garnette of Skeletonwitch

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     it’s loud, it’s dirty, it’s SKELETONWITCH

     -the Hellion

Craw (Cajun) Nequent releases video for “Stumblebum”

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Ever the renaissance man, Craw has brought forth another very cool solo song/video for the original composition “Stumblebum”. The eclectic track  is accompanied by an eye catching video which was  a collaboration with his wife, Kat Ford NeQuent. For more information about the art of Kat Ford, visit http://www.corpirate.com.

“Stumblebum” is a track that will have you tapping your foot and clapping your hands along with Craw. I thoroughly enjoy this creative side of my good brother Craw, you too can enjoy the video right here:

     it’s loud, it’s dirty, it’s CRAW!

     the Hellion

 

Texas Correspondent Shane Manning talks to SYLO!

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Our Texas man Shane Manning has a sit down with the boys in Sylo! you can check it out right here:

     it’s loud, it’s dirty, it’s SYLO!

     the Hellion

Watch It Now: Metal Injection’s Exclusive Behind-The-Scenes Look at LAMB OF GOD’s “As The Palaces Burn” Philadelphia Premiere‏

Watch It Now: Metal Injection’s Exclusive Behind-The-Scenes Look at

LAMB OF GOD’s “As The Palaces Burn” Philadelphia Premiere

On Sunday, February 16thLAMB OF GOD premiered their feature documentary film, “As The Palaces Burn”, to a packed house at the Trocadero Theatre in Philadelphia, PA. The Metal Injection crew attended the show and got an exclusive insider’s look at the premiere and fan meet and greet. Earlier today, Metal Injection posted their official video coverage of the event, which includes exclusive interviews with Chris Adler, director Don Argott, fans in attendance, and other industry personnel involved in the promotion and creation of the film. The video also features a look at the band’s personal on-stage film introduction, with commentary from Randy Blythe and director Don Argott.

 

Watch the video for a unique, first-hand look at the premiere here: http://www.metalinjection.net/video/lamb-of-god-as-the-palaces-burn-film-premiere-report

 

As announced last week, in February 27th anticipation of the worldwide release of “As The Palaces Burn”, Randy Blythe and Chris Adler will appear on VH1 Classic’s “That Metal Show” on February 22nd, airing at 11 p.m.  This will be the first LAMB OF GOD visit to “That Metal Show”. The host of the show, Eddie Trunk, conducts the 30 minute Q&A that will follow all showings of “As The Palaces Burn” in theaters and venues.

 

In addition, Sirius XM’s Liquid Metal (channel 40) will present a weeklong special on the film, February 21st through 28th. The special will feature newly recorded interviews by Jose Mangin with Blythe, Adler, and film director Don Argott.

 

“As The Palaces Burn” is now set for showings in over 25 countries in addition to the U.S. For a complete updated list of theaters, venues, and show times go to www.asthepalacesburn.com.

 

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The ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL Announces Official 2014 Cities and Venues‏

The ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL Announces Official 2014 Cities and Venues

Official Artist Line-Up Announcement Coming in March

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The world’s biggest heavy music touring music festival, the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL, is pleased to announce the official venues and cities hosting tour stops this year! The festival will kick off with on July 5th at San Manuel Amphitheatre in San Bernardino, CA and will hit a total of 24 cities, coming to a close in The Woodlands, TX (Houston) at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion on August 10th.

 

2014 ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL:

7/5 San Bernardino, CA @ San Manuel Amphitheatre

7/6 Mountain View, CA (San Francisco) @ Shoreline Amphitheatre

7/8 Auburn, WA (Seattle) @ White River Amphitheater

7/11 Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion

7/12 Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheatre

7/13 Denver, CO @ Venue TBA

7/15 Kansas City, KS @ Sandstone

7/16 St. Louis, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

7/17 Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theater

7/19 Indianapolis, IN @ Kilpsch Music Center

7/20 Chicago, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheater

7/23 Saratoga, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center

7/24 Mansfield, MA (Boston) @ Xfinity Center

7/26 Burgettstown, PA (Pittsburgh) @ First Niagara Pavilion

7/27 Hartford, CT @ Xfinity Theatre

7/29 Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake

7/30 Wantagh, NY @ Nikon Theater at Jones Beach

8/1 Scranton, PA @ The Pavilion at Montage Mountain

8/2 Camden, NJ (Philadelphia, PA) @ Susquehanna Bank Center

8/3 Washington, DC @ Jiffy Lube Live

8/5 Atlanta, GA @ Lakewood Amphitheatre

8/7 Oklahoma City, OK @ Zoo Amphitheater

8/9 Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion

8/10 The Woodlands, TX (Houston) @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

The 2014 ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL will host the most bold and diverse line-up to date, after listening to the fans and their valued suggestions. Visit www.rockstarmayhemfest.com on March 31st for the official artist line-up announcement, as well as some additional special surprises.

 

Tickets for the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL go on sale on April 5th.

 

This year’s odyssey will include four stages of heavy music and 19 bands. Also, look for Freestyle Motocross and a Motorsports exhibition area, as well as many other surprises and attractions.