Leaders has just revealed their new video for “Conviction”, a song from their debut Facedown album Now We Are Free released earlier this year. The video centers around the theme of the proverbial weight of the world, and how we as humans sometimes allow it to consume us.


The band is also gearing up for a slew of dates with Thick as Blood and King Conquer for The Outsiders Tour this October.

Tour Dates

Oct 11 – Mobile, AL @ the box

Oct 12 – Metairie, LA @ The Cypress

Oct 13 – McAllen, TX @ Geo’s

Oct 14 – Corpus Christi, TX @ House of Rock

Oct 15 – Houston, TX @ walters

Oct 16 – El Paso, TX @ Lips Lounge

Oct 17 – Mesa, AZ @ The Nile Theater

Oct 18 – Tijuana, Mexico @ You Revolution Electric Bar

Oct 19 – Canoga Park, CA Cobalt Cafe

Oct 20 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction

Oct 21 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Salt Lake Foursquare

Oct 22 – Albuquerque, NM @ the gasworks

Oct 24 – San Antonio, TX @ Ten Eleven

Oct 25 – Dallas, TX @ Tomcats

Oct 26 – Tupelo, MS @ Goodtime Charlies

Oct 27 – Douglasville, GA @ The 7 Venue

Oct 28 – Jacksonville, FL @ Phoenix Taproom


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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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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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