Posts Tagged ‘Filter’

The Deftones have just unveiled a teaser trailer for their upcoming eight album in Gore with a teaser video. The teaser trailer opens up with what looks like either flamingos or flying pink birds as the music starts to build in intensity with some driving riffs and a killer drum beat before it reveals the words Gore. The album I believe will come out in April of this year as Chino teased fans with a picture of the Depeche Mode’s Martin L. Gore with their name on it. To see the image, go here. Guitarist Stephen Carpenter revealed this information during the NAMM conference, “I’m sitting around waiting for the release of our new record. It comes out April 8 and we have some dates in Texas in March and there’s nothing I can remember or recall for April, but May/June off to Europe for some festivals out there..” Get all the official tour dates here and check out the trailer below:

2016-New-England-Metal-FestIf you are a fan of the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival then you’ll certainly like this piece of news. The festival which once again returns to the Worcester Palladium April 15 and 16TH will feature Killswitch Engage as a headliner on the April 16TH show. The festival will also feature acts like Bury Your Dead, The Black Dahlia Murder, Unearth, Earth Crisis, Ringworm, Memphis May Fire, 36 Crazyfists, Zao, Reflections, and so many more. Tickets for the shows go on sale this Friday (January 29) and you can get them here. Killswitch Engage is also releasing a new album which will be out just before their appearance as they release Incarnate on March 11TH.

In other touring news, everyone’s favorite industrial rock band Filter has announced that they will be hitting the road this spring on the Make America Hate Tour with special guests Orgy, Vampires Everywhere, and Death Valley High. The tour title is a funny nood to Donald Trumps presidential slogan “Make America Great Again.” The tour will begin on April 15TH at Slims in San Francisco and it runs until May 21ST in Los Angeles. Check out the tour dates below:

unnamed9Filter / Orgy / Vampires Everywhere / Death Valley High 2016 Tour

4/13 — San Francisco, Calif. — Slim’s
4/15 — Portland, Ore. — Dante’s
4/16 — Vancouver, British Columbia — Venue
4/17 — Seattle, Wash. — Studio Seven
4/20 — Minneapolis, Minn. — Mill City Nights
4/21 — Arlington Heights, Ill. — Home Bar
4/22 — Cleveland, Ohio — Agora
4/23 — Pontiac, Mich. — The Crofoot
4/24 — Toronto, Ontario — Opera House
4/26 — Philadelphia, Pa. — TLA
4/27 — Boston, Mass. — Middle East
4/28 — Amityville, N.Y. — Revolution Music Hall
4/29 — Virginia Beach, Va. — Shaka’s (no Orgy)
4/30 — Jacksonville, Fla. — Welcome to Rockville (Filter only)
5/1 — Atlanta, Ga. — Masquerade Hall
5/3 — New York, N.Y. — Gramercy Theater
5/4 — Washington, D.C. — Howard Theater
5/5 — Knoxville, Tenn. — The International
5/6 — Charlotte, N.C. — Carolina Rebellion (Filter only)
5/7 — Athens, Ga. — Georgia Theater
5/8 — Nashville, Tenn. — Exit/In
5/10 — Houston, Texas — House of Blues
5/11 — San Antonio, Texas — Aztec Theater
5/12 — Dallas, Texas — Gas Monkey
5/13 — Tulsa, Okla. — Cains Ballroom
5/14 — Omaha, Neb. — Bourbon Theatre
5/15 — Denver, Colo. — Hermans Hideaway
5/17 — Tempe, Ariz. — Marquee
5/18 — Las Vegas, Nev. — Brooklyn Bowl
5/19 — San Diego, Calif. — House of Blues
5/20 — Pomona, Calif. — Glasshouse
5/21 — Los Angeles, Calif. — Roxy

83472616Have you ever gotten bothered by those guys outside the concert venues all across America that bug you to buy their t-shirts because it’s cheaper than inside and the t-shirts never look any good? Well, everyone’s favorite Aussie rock band AC/DC has decided to do something about it. The band has filed a lawsuit preventing anyone from selling counterfeit shirts at concerts. According to a report from TMZ and Loudwire, “the Australian rock powerhouse has moved forward in filing a lawsuit which will send U.S Marshals and police officers to several cities on their upcoming tour. The first stop will be in Tacoma, Wash. and AC/DC would like these authorities to arrest all offenders and seize all counterfeit merchandise. The band will be out in support of their 2014 release, Rock or Bust and everyone in attendance better rock or get busted!” They’re just like me, I hate crappy knockoffs and fake tour shirts.

Sevendust1In other tour news, Sevendust has just unveiled a spring tour which will see the band headline various gigs across the country with Trivium and Like A Storm. The trek starts on April 26TH in Baton Rouge. LA and heads all the way until May 28TH when the band plays at Rocklahoma in Pryor, OK. Singer Lajon Witherspoon had this to say about the tour, “We can’t wait to embark on our first Kill The Flaw headline tour of the States! Looking forward to jamming with our brothers in Trivium and Like A Storm for the first time as well. Can’t wait to see you all on the road!” Check out the tour dates below to see if they are playing new you.

Sevendust / Trivium / Like a Storm 2016 Tour Dates

4/26 — Baton Rouge, La. — Varsity Theatre
4/27 — Birmingham, Ala. — Iron City
4/29 — Atlanta, Ga. — Center Stage
4/30 — Fort Myers, Fla. — Fort Rock
5/1 — Jacksonville, Fla. — Welcome to Rockville
5/3 — New York, N.Y. — Playstation Theater
5/5 — Hartford, Conn. — Webster Theater
5/7 — Charlotte, N.C. — Carolina Rebellion
5/8 — Baltimore, Md. — Rams Head
5/13 — Clear Lake, Iowa — Surf Ballroom
5/15 — Somerset, Iowa — Northern Invasion
5/17 — Sioux Falls, S.D. — The District
5/18 — Arlington Heights, Ill. — Home Bar
5/20 — Columbus, Ohio — Rock on the Range
5/21 — Reading, Pa. — Reverb
5/22 — Albany, N.Y. — Rock Derby
5/24 — Flint, Mich. — Machine Shop
5/25 — Louisville, Ky. — Mercury Ballroom
5/27 — Shreveport, La. — Riverside Warehouse
5/28 — Pryor, Okla. — Rocklahoma

filterIt has been quite some time since I covered anything from industrial rock giants Filter. Richard Patrick, who remains the band’s only original member is back with some new music and he has revealed it to the world through Soundcloud. Patrick and Filter revealed the tracks Take Me To Heaven which will be off the band’s newest album Crazy Eyes which comes out April 8TH via Wind-Up Records. Patrick talks about Take Me To Heaven saying, “Take Me to Heaven’ was written after my dad just died, and where I’m coming from is I’m trying to find if there’s an afterlife and I’m trying to believe in it. It’s very hopeful. There’s no more authentic and real that I could have gotten as a singer and lyricist.” He goes on to add, ” This record is more experimental and crazy. It’s where I am today. I wanted to go to some scary, weird places instead of doing that big-ass guitar sound again.” Check out the track below and be on the lookout for tour dates here.

Sometimes in this life when a bunch of awesome musicians get together to create a song for a soundtrack, it sounds so amazing that you wish those group of individuals would get back together to create even more music. That is exactly what happened with today’s Soundtrack Saturdays selection from the Underworld Soundtrack which was released back in 2003. Underworld was a film that took the Vampire and Werewolf genres and gave them a really cool and brand new outlook that was also the subject of much controversy. The film starred the beautiful Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman, Bill Nighy, Michael Sheen, and so many more in a film where the Vampires and Lycans (Werewolves) have been at war for a long time. One of the death dealer vampires (Beckinsale) is tracking the lycans when she notices that they are hunting a human (Speedman). She has to make a decision eventually whether to kill the human who has been bitten or go against her clan and defy them. The soundtrack featured a lot of great industrial metal acts along with some experimental acts like Puscifer, Renholder, Skinny Puppy, A Perfect Circle, and our featured band today called The Damning Well. The Damning Well was a band that was comprised of Richard Patrick (Filter), Wes Borland (Limp Bizkit), Josh Freese (Guns N Roses), and Danny Lohner. The track this supergroup of sorts recorded was called The Awakening which was an in your face industrial metal like track. The track definitely leaves you wanting more wondering what could have been if this project went forward. Check it out below:

Coal-Chamber-630x420Some of may not remember who Coal Chamber is or if you are as big a fan of Dez Fafara as I am then you will definitely remember who they are as the Nu-Metal pioneers get set to release their first album together in 13 years called Rivals. The band has also unleashed a new single for all of us to hear, the cleverly titled I.O.U. Nothing and here is what Dez had to say about the track when he spoke to Loudwire, “I.O.U.’ touches on those feelings of you being ‘DONE’ with someone emotionally to the point of knowing you owe them NOTHING, no more time, no more feelings, no more phone calls or exchanges of any kind and the Christmas cards are not coming anymore so don’t check the mail!” Then Dez goes on to site the lyric, “I think we’re climbing towards the sun / Falling over everything, falling over everyone / Just kick the planets aside / Come with me the universe will provide” and then he adds, “That lyric is a direct statement to not let anyone or anything in life get in your way, and sure enough if you make the right moves and do ‘the right thing,’ then the Universe will provide!” The song is as groovin as any other Coal Chamber track from the past as if the band has not lost a step and it’s brutal at the same time. It’s kind of cool to see the guys back once again and you can check them out on tour right now with Combichrist, Filter, and American Head Charge. The tour dates are below the track and if you want to pre-order the album which is due out on May 19 via Napalm Records, you can do so by going here. They have a lot of cool pre-order bundles available to buy. Check out the track below:

3/6 — Tempe, Ariz. — Marquee
3/7 — Los Angeles, Calif. — House of Blues
3/8 — San Francisco, Calif. — Regency Grand
3/9 — Sacramento, Calif. — Ace of Spades
3/11 — Seattle, Wash. — Showbox at the Market
3/12 — Portland, Ore. — Roseland Theater
3/13 — Spokane, Wash. — Knitting Factory
3/14 — Boise, Idaho — Knitting Factory
3/16 — Denver, Colo. — Summit Music Hall
3/17 — Wichita, Kan. — The Cottillion
3/18 — Tulsa, Okla. — Cains Ballroom
3/20 — Milwaukee, Wis. — Rave
3/21 — Detroit, Mich. — Harpos
3/22 — Joliet, Ill. — Mojoes
3/23 — Minneapolis, Minn. — First Avenue (No American Head Charge)
3/25 — Columbus, Ohio — Newport Music Hall
3/26 — Toronto, Ontario — Opera House
3/27 — Niagara Falls, N.Y. — Rapids Theater
3/28 — Worcester, Mass. — Palladium
3/29 — New York, N.Y. — Webster Hall
3/31 — Baltimore, Md. — Rams Head Live
4/1 — Hartford, Ct. — The Webster
4/2 — Patchogue, N.Y. — The Emporium
4/3 — Sayreville, N.J. — Starland Ballroom
4/4 — Philadelphia, Pa. — Trocadero
4/6 — Pittsburgh, Pa. — Mr. Smalls
4/7 — Norfolk, Va. — The Norva
4/8 — Charlotte, N.C. — The Fillmore Charlotte
4/9 — Atlanta, Ga. — Masquerade
4/10 — Pensacola, Fla. — Vinyl Music Hall
4/11 — Houston, Texas — Warehouse Live
4/12 — Dallas, Texas — Gas Monkey Live

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