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Impending Doom Video Premiere
Impending Doom’s new video, There Will Be Violence, Impending Doom have just premiered the title track video from their recently released album There Will Be Violence. You can see it now exclusively on Noisecreep.com. Pick up a copy of There Will Be Violence here. Don’t forget to get your tickets for the Impending Doom/White Chapel/Miss May I/Oceano tour.
Tour Dates:
10/1 – Macon, GA
10/2 – Ft Lauderdale, FL
10/3 – St Petersburg, FL
10/4 – Jacksonville, FL
10/5 – Spartanburg, SC
10/6 – Charlotte, NC
10/7 – Raleigh, NC
10/8 – Norfolk, VA
10/9 – Jermyn, PA
10/10 – Hartford, CT
10/12 – Boston, MA
10/13 – Poughkeepsie, NY
10/14 – Syracuse, NY
10/15 – Toledo, OH
10/16 – Grand Rapids, MI
10/17 – Elgin, IL
10/19 – Milwaukee, WI
10/20 – Sauget, IL
10/21 – Louisville, KY
10/22 – Birmingham, AL
10/23 – Nashville, TN

Skillet Co-headlining Tour With Papa Roach
Rockers Skillet and Papa Roach have announced plans to join forces and destroy crowds across the US with their Monsters of Annihilation tour beginning October 1st in Myrtle Beach, SC at The House of Blues. Armed with their RIAA gold-certified AWAKE album which features two Active Rock and Christian Rock radio hits with “Monster” and “Hero,” Skillet will be joined by Papa Roach. Skillet’s John Cooper says, “The first time we played with Papa Roach, I told the band we have to tour with these guys because they have an amazing live show! Jacoby is one of the best front men I’ve seen in years and I’m honored to share the stage with him. This tour is going to rock!!” “We’ve become good friends with Skillet over the past couple years and are excited to jump on the road with them. Having both Papa Roach and Skillet together on one stage, you best believe we’re going to burn it down!!! Get ready for total stage annihilation,” adds Papa Roach frontman Jacoby Shaddix. Skillet’s most recent release, AWAKE made a blockbuster debut at #2 on the Billboard 200, has since been certified gold and achieved a TOP 5 Active Rock and No. 2 Christian Rock hit with “Monster” and Top 15 Active Rock as well No. 1 CHR & Christian Rock smash with “HERO.” Various tracks from AWAKE have received major TV placements including NBC Sunday Night Football, NBC’s “The 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania” and MTV’s “Bully Beatdown.” As one of the hardest working live acts, their solo tours ranked within Pollstar’s Concert Pulse Top 50 Tours and landed the band on the cover of the magazine. Skillet has spent the last year on the road with Creed, Shinedown, various headline festival appearances and the “Awake & Alive” co-headline tour with TobyMac. The band has racked up an array of achievements since they first formed in 2003, including two BMI Music Awards, multiple Grammy ® nominations, RIAA gold certification for Comatose and cumulative sales approaching 2 million.
Tour Dates:
10/1 – North Myrtle Beach, SC
10/2 – Greensville, SC
10/3 – Mobile, AL
10/5 – Baltimore, MD
10/6 – Wallingford, CT
10/8 – Clifton Park, NY
10/10 – Worcester, MA
10/12 – Rochester, NY
10/13 – Toledo, OH
10/14 – Moline, IL
10/16 – Cedar Rapids, IA
10/17 – Kansas City, MO
10/19 – St. Louis, MO
10/20 – Oklahoma City, OK

Flatfoot 56 News
In what has been an unprecedented year for FLATFOOT 56, the Southside Chicago band’s 10th year anniversary has been marked by well-deserved milestones, all resulting from the strength of their sincere live show and critically-lauded Old Shoe Records debut, BLACK THORN. Produced by Johnny Rioux (STREET DOGS) and released in March 2010, BLACK THORN debuted at #2 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Chart, in addition to healthy positions on eight other charts in its first week. True to the band’s hard-earned reputation of remaining devoted to the road, FLATFOOT 56 has spent the better part of 2010 on tour in support of BLACK THORN. Mainstage appearances at festivals both home and abroad, a successful run on the 2010 Vans Warped Tour, and now the launch of their fall US club tour alongside Street Dogs. Flatfoot 56 arrives in San Antonio on Tuesday, September 7 at White Rabbit. Doors for the all ages show open at 7PM. Tickets are on sale now. While FLATFOOT 56 continues to cement their place within the hierarchy of the punk rock genre, the band’s broad appeal and universally inspiring themes have managed to resonate with people outside of the punk rock scope just the same. Producers of the FX Network hit Sons of Anarchy have tapped the band for music to use in their new season, while WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) had Flatfoot record an all-new entrance theme for their current champion Sheamus. Never having to compromise their artistic integrity, FLATFOOT 56 manages to appeal to more than just the punks.
For more information, visit:
flatfoot56.com

War of Ages Headline Project AK-47 Tour
War of Ages have just announced The Project AK-47 Tour, a fall headlining tour with The Color Morale (Rise), The Great Commission, Legend (Rise), and The Contortionist (Good Fight). War of Ages will be donating a percentage of their tour proceeds to Project AK-47.
Tour Dates:
10/8 – Erie, PA
10/9 – Dayton, OH
10/10 – Cleveland, OH
10/11 – Detroit, MI
10/12 – Chicago, IL
10/14 – St. Paul, MN
10/15 – South Bend, IN
10/16 – St. Louis, MO
10/17 – Little Rock, AR
10/19 – Douglasville, GA
10/21 – Lynchburg, VA
10/22 – Redericksburg, VA

House Of Heroes Give Away New Track
Gotee Records band House Of Heroes released their latest effort, SUBURBA on August 3, produced by Mark Lee Townsend (Relient K, Deas Vail) and mixed by J.R. McNeely(The Almost, Paramore). Go to freehoh.com, where you will be able to post a tweet about HOH in exchange for a free download of the track “Independence Day For A Petty Thief”. AJ and I went to the 4th of July fireworks in the ritzy part of town 2 years ago” states lead singer Tim Skipper. “We had parked in a neighborhood nearby and had to walk a bit. All of the houses were deserted and the garage doors were open and it was just very bizarre. AJ looked at us and said, “This would be heaven for some punk kids looking to rob these people.” A week and a few sweet riffs later, we had a song about that very thing. We’re always trying to think of interesting subject matter to write about, and I think this song really stands out. Plus, it’s about as balls out rock n’ roll as anything we’ve ever done!” SUBURBA is an album like nothing else you will hear today. And for that fact alone, it is a victory of epic proportions. Endlessly poppy, galactically ambitious, and dripping with honest, candid emotion, this is what a rock record is supposed to sound like. This is what a rock record is supposed to feel like.

I Am Alpha And Omega Set To Release Full Length
Look for I AM ALPHA AND OMEGA’S The Roar and The Whisper coming September 5th to i-tunes and comeandlive.com. Northeast mainstays I AM ALPHA AND OMEGA have announced the September 5th release The Roar and The Whisper, one of the most highly anticipated releases of the summer. After some label struggles, the record, which will be available at Revelation Generation beginning September 5th, is now one of the most highly anticipated records of the year. The Roar and The Whisper is a passionate work of real heart. Chronicling the band’s life over the past year, the title comes from the idea that sometimes messages and lessons in one’s life are sometimes subtlety whispered to the individual and sometimes they are roared in order to be heard and followed.

New Video From Grammatrain
The newest music video from Washington-based Grammatrain was debuted this past weekend during halftime at the Seattle Sounders game. In case you missed the new video (directed by Nik Venet who’s worked with Jane’s Addiction, U2, and Wolfmother) you can check it out online now.

For Today Album Out Now
The wait is over! For Today’s highly anticipated album Breaker is out now! You can pick up a copy at Hot Topic (in the listening booth), FYE, Hastings, Best Buy, the Facedown online store and most all indie stores. Or you can get it digitally on iTunes or Amazon MP3. For Today will be touring heavily through the end of 2010 state-side with Bleeding Through and then Winds of Plague in Europe. Check out the dates below. Also be on the look out for a new video from For Today in the next two weeks.
Tour Dates:
9/3 – West Hollywood, CA
9/4 – Riverside, CA
9/5 – Tempe, AZ
9/6 – Lubbock, TX
9/7 – Austin, TX
9/8 – Metairie, LA
9/9 – Birmingham, AL
9/10 – Augusta, GA
9/11 – St. Petersburg, FL
9/12 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
9/13 – Jacksonville, FL
9/14 – Douglasville, GA
9/15 – West Springfield, VA
9/16 – New York, NY
9/17 – Poughkeepsie, NY
9/18 – Manchester, NH
9/19 – Lancaster, PA
9/20 – Clifton Park, NY
9/21 – Pittsburgh, PA
9/22 – Buffalo, NY
9/24 – Louisville, KY
9/25 – Covington, KY
9/26 – Nashville, TN
9/27 – Indianapolis, IN
9/28 – West Dundee, IL
9/29 – Iowa City, IA
10/1 – Oklahoma City, OK
10/2 – Wichita Falls, TX
10/3 – Colorado Springs, CO
11/4 – München, Germany
11/5 – Leipzig, Germany
11/6 – Karlsruhe, Germany
11/7 – Köln, Germany
11/8 – Norwich, UK
11/9 – Manchester, UK
11/10 – London, UK
11/11 – Nottingham, UK
11/12 – Newport, UK
11/13 – Plymouth, UK
11/14 – Hasselt, Belgium
11/15 – Aarau, Switzerland
11/16 – Wiesbaden, Germany
11/17 – Hamburg, Germany
11/18 – Berlin, Germany
11/19 – Vienna, Austria

Switchfoot Launches Fall Tour With The Almost
SWITCHFOOT will head out with The Almost this fall on a tour that launches October 1st in Lynchberg, VA. Pre-sale tickets will be available through Friends of the Foot beginning Wednesday, September 1st. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Thursday, September 2nd. The band, which just wrapped up a summer outing with Goo Goo Dolls, will also perform at Celebrate Freedom Atlanta, the largest free one-day concert in Atlanta, on September 4th, and the Austin City Limits Festival on October 10th. “The Sound (John M. Perkins’ Blues),” the band’s current single, is one of eight songs included on the new Switchfoot iTunes Session. “The Sound” is a Top 10 hit at Modern Rock radio and the accompanying video has been added to Fuse’s “#1 Countdown” and MTVu. The song was inspired by civil rights activist John M. Perkins, who appears in the video. Jon Foreman, lead vocalist/guitarist for SWITCHFOOT, has penned nine articles for The Huffington Post, including one detailing his recent meeting with Perkins. “The Sound” has been featured in television spots for Walt Disney Pictures’ The Sorcerer’s Apprentice as well as promotional spots for Bravo and Verizon Wireless’ fall 2009 ad campaign for the BlackBerry® Storm? 2. It follows SWITCHFOOT’s hit, “Mess of Me,” which the band has performed on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien, and Jimmy Kimmel Live. “Your Love is a Song,” another track from Hello Hurricane, is currently climbing the charts at HOT AC radio.
Tour Dates:
9/4 – Marietta, GA
9/5 – Lexington, KY
10/1 – Lynchburg, VA
10/2 – Cheswick, PA
10/3 – Philadelphia, PA
10/5 – Richmond, VA
10/6 – Norfolk, VA
10/7 – Montgomery, AL
10/8 – Baton Rouge, LA
10/10 – Austin, TX
10/14 – Omaha, NE
10/15 – St. Charles, MO
10/16 – Kansas City, KS
10/29 – Avila Beach, CA
For ticket information, visit:
switchfoot.com

Angels Of Babylon Land At #10 On Rock Charts
Heavy metal supergroup ANGELS OF BABYLON are pleased to announce their stellar #10 position on the CMJ Loud Rock charts this past week! Bassist David Ellefson states, “It’s always great to grace CMJ’s Top 10 list! I think it shows that metal fans stay true to what they like and I’m happy they like ANGELS OF BABYLON!” Make sure to catch Ellefson on the road with MEGADETH this summer on the American Carnage Tour with Testament and Slayer! See below for all current tour dates featuring David Ellefson! ANGELS OF BABYLON released their Burnhill Union Records debut, Kingdom of Evil, this past Tuesday, July 27th! The record is now remastered, and features three previously unreleased tracks. Kingdom of Evil was released in Europe by Metal Heaven Records in January of 2010, and in Japan with Hydrant Music in May of 2010. Download Kingdom of Evil for free at the Burnhill Union Records website. ANGELS OF BABYLON features former MANOWAR drummer Rhino, Arizona based power-metal vocalist David Fefolt, guitarist Ethan Brosh and MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson. With this intense line-up of heavy metal greats and sharp musicians, ANGELS OF BABYLON is sure to see success in this evolving industry and genre. Forging ahead with the sounds of classic metal, while bringing fusion of new technique and prowess, the band is a new force to be reckoned with. With the launch of Kingdom of Evil worldwide, Earth will soon know the excellence that is ANGELS OF BABYLON.
Tour Dates:
9/1 – Sacramento, CA
9/3 – Seattle, WA
9/4 – Portland, OR

Superchick Kicks Off Reinvention Tour Late September
Grammy nominated pop/rock band Superchick kicks off its fall 2010 “Reinvention Tour” Sept. 22, 2010. Visiting 20+ cities through early November, Superchick will be joined by guest artists Manafest, Me In Motion and Bread of Stone. In support of Superchick’s latest release, Reinvention (April 20, 2010), the tour will feature reinventions of popular songs from the band’s more than 10-year career. Opening with a concert in Hobbs, N.M., the tour will visit mainly West Coast and Midwest cities, supported by Superchick’s latest radio single, “Still Here,” currently impacting both Christian AC and CHR. “‘Reinvention’ is a word that means change, and that is what we expect on this tour: GOD to show up like never before and change our lives forever,” says Superchick bassist Matt Dally. “We want your life to be different when you walk out of the show; I want my life to be different as well. Come and see God transform us all to be closer to Him. Oh and it’s going to rock your face off too!”
For tour dates & updates, visit:
superchickonline.com

Soulspell Metal Opera To Be Released
Soulspell Metal Opera is a Brazilian Heavy Metal project conceived by drummer Heleno Vale. Many singers play different characters in a story concerning the conflicts among human emotions in a way never broached before. These characters face situations of internal conflict as they are requested for making decisions which, without their knowledge, affect and change the course of the present, future, and even past of all the other characters. Although the story takes place in the present, many historic events are also tangled in it. Soulspell story intends to make us wonder how a fifteen-year-old boy, a powerful evil dragon, or even a simple humble lumberjack, by simply living and believing, can interfere in the lives of all in every possible dimension. After a successful reception, the project gained assistance from great world-wide names like Roland Grapow (ex. Helloween, Masterplan), Zak Stevens and Jon Oliva (ex. Savatage), Blaze Bayley (ex. Iron Maiden), Tim Ripper Owens (ex. Judas Priest, ex. Iced Earth) and some great Brazilian names like Edu Falaschi (Angra) and Nando Fernandes (Hangar). ”The Labyrinth of Truths” proves that Brazil got lots of talent, and the spirit of the project is something special for sure! Familiar voices like Jon Oliva and Zak Stevens mixed with exciting vocalists like Germán Pascual and Leandro Caçoilo creates a great diversity, and the term ”Metal Opera” surely fits the album! The album features special guests as Jon Oliva [Jon Oliva’s Pain, ex. Savatage], Roland Grapow [Masterplan, ex. Helloween], Zak Stevens [Circle II Circle, ex. Savatage] and Germán Pascual [ex. Narnia].

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