Float Face Down, Redeemer, and Deserters on board as supporting acts

Rite of Passage / Mediaskare Records acts CREATIONS, FLOAT FACE DOWN, REDEEMER, and DESERTERS will team up for a west coast tour this November called ‘Tours With Friends’. The trek will begin on November 4th in Murietta, CA and end at the second annual Turkey Fest in Canoga Park, CA. Dates for the tour are as follows:

November 4th – Murietta, CA @ Galindo’s
November 5th – Bakersfield, CA @ The Dome
November 6th – Madera, CA @ China Town Youth Center
November 7th – Ceres, CA @ The Workshop
November 8th – Klamath Falls, OR @ Shasta Hall (w/ The World We Knew, Inhale Exhale, The Browning, & Dead and Divine)
November 9th – Spokane, WA @ TBA
November 10th – Boise, ID @ The Shredder
November 11th – Salt Lake City, UT @ TBA
November 12th – Denver, CO @ TBA
November 13th – Wichita, KS @ The Eagles Lodge
November 14th – Dallas, TX @ TBA
November 15th – San Antonio, TX @ TBA
November 16th – Lubbock, TX @ Jakes Backroom (No FFD)
November 17th – Albuquerque, NM @ TBA (No FFD)
November 18th – Phoenix, AZ @ The Underground (No FFD)
November 19th – Canoga Park, CA @ The Cobalt Cafe *Turkey Fest* (Deserters) (No FFD)
November 20th – Canoga Park, CA @ The Cobalt Cafe *Turkey Fest* (Creations & Redeemer) (No FFD)


Tigerwine 2020

A Disparate Vintage

On Tigerwine's latest, 'Nothing is for You,' vocalist and lyricist Trobee departs from the band's last effort as a concept record to write about an array subjects. Notably, Trobee tackles his evolution from rigid belief system to an acceptance and understanding of other ideas: "Through touring and becoming close with those very people I was taught to be afraid of, I realized how untrue it all is."


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Comrades 2020

Becoming Comrades

The trio of Comrades – husband and wife Joe and Laura McElroy alongside drummer John Gaskil – is used to living in a van and touring the country. Now, their new normal has provided them with a moment to "be adults" for once. We recently sat down with the McElroys to talk more about the spiritual reality within life, how soon they'll be able to release new music, and how koalas are their new normal.


Photo by Quinsey Sablan

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Payable on Death – P.O.D.

A Voice of Life

Almost 27 years after the band's first studio album, P.O.D.'s message is arguably more important than ever. "I believe (our message) is even more relevant now than it was then. If you really listen to 'Youth of the Nation,' we still have these tragedies going on. There’s a lot of searching still going on out there."


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HM covers from over the years

HM Magazine Turns 35

In 1985, Doug Van Pelt photocopied a letter-sized sheets of paper, bound them together, and handed them out in person on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin. It's all digital now, but, along the way, Van Pelt stirred up quite a few waves, played some seriously heavy music, and made a few friends along the way. Here: A quick look back at the magazine's 35-year history with Van Pelt and new owner, David Stagg.


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