RIOT FEST: Expands to Dallas, Brooklyn, Philadelphia and Toronto

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The eighth annual RIOT FEST–the music festival which celebrates rock, indie, punk and underground artists from every era–has announced that the festival will head to Brooklyn, NY (September 8 at Williamsburg Park), Toronto, ON (September 9 at Fort York: Garrison Common) and Dallas, TX (September 22 at Gexa Energy Pavilion). Previously announced Riot Fest 2012… Read more »


Former Harem Scarem singer Harry Hess to release new Album

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Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release of Harry Hess new solo album entitled “Living in Yesterday” on August 24th in Europe and August 28th in the US. Best known for spending 17 years as frontman of Harem Scarem, one of the most well known and respected Melodic Hard Rock bands to come out from Canada, Harry Hess has been… Read more »


Vans Warped Tour® Announces Various Attractions And Activities

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The VANS WARPED TOUR®–well established as America’s premiere music and lifestyle festival of the summer–is set to kick off June 16 in Salt Lake City, UT at Utah State Fairpark and wrap up August 5 in Portland, OR at Rose Quarter Riverfront. The nationally-renowned touring festival has been breaking up-and-coming indie talent as well as both creating and showcasing major established artists since 1995. “Each year as the tour takes shape it… Read more »


Dream Theater Announces South American Tour Dates

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DREAM THEATER have announced they will extend their world tour by continuing on to South America after the second leg of North American dates wrap in Chester, PA on July 21. The South American run, in support of their Grammy-nominated and globally successful album A DRAMATIC TURN OF EVENTS (Roadrunner), will launch in Guatemala City,… Read more »


Zappa Family Trust Regains Control Of Iconic Musician’s Extensive Catalog

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Back home where it belongs, the music of FRANK ZAPPA is now back in the hands of the ZAPPA FAMILY TRUST. To celebrate this, the estate has signed a global license and distribution deal with UNIVERSAL MUSIC ENTERPRISES to release 60 of the iconic composer’s recordings.  The roll-out kicks off July 31 with 12 recordings,… Read more »


XFactor1 New Album Famous. Last. Words. Out Today

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Columbus, OH rock band XFactor1 is proud to announce the release of their new album Famous. Last. Words. today. The album is being released through Megaforce Records. The new single “Bring It On“ will be impacting rock radio later this month. Famous. Last. Words. is currently being streamed in it’s entirety on AOL at this… Read more »


Sebastian Bach releases New Video “I’m Alive” off the “Kicking & Screaming” album

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To celebrate the upcoming European tour, Frontiers Records is pleased to launch “I’m Alive” the new single/video off the latest Sebastian Bach’s album “KICKING & SCREAMING“. KICKING & SCREAMING was released on September 23rd, 2011 in Europe and was produced by Bob Marlette (Black Sabbath, Shinedown, Atreyu, Filter). Sebastian Bach has sold in excess of 20 million records worldwide as lead… Read more »


KNOTFEST: Reveals Line-Up for 2-Day Festival Set To Debut August 17 and 18

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Step into an apocalyptic underworld where firebreathers, nightmarish creatures on stilts, fire and percussive light, and stunning visuals set the stage for an intoxicating and unforgettably sinister concert experience. The first-ever KNOTFEST–an extraordinary two-day metal and hard rock destination festival–will feature performances from SLIPKNOT, DEFTONES, LAMB OF GOD, DETHKLOK, SERJ TANKIAN, CANNIBAL CORPSE, THE DILLINGER… Read more »


The Chris Robinson Brotherhood: Early Critical Praise For ‘Big Moon Ritual,’ Out June 5

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It’s a cosmic alignment as the CHRIS ROBINSON BROTHERHOOD is ready for the BIG MOON RITUAL, out tomorrow, Tuesday, June 5, when the band performs the album’s “Rosalee” on NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”  And, coincidentally, there will be a full moon the night before. In a June 2012 Guitar Player review, Matt… Read more »


THE OFFSPRING To Premiere The Video For “Days Go By” Today, June 1

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THE OFFSPRING will premiere the video for “Days Go By”–already a top ten hit on the national rock tracks chart–Friday, June 1 at Offspring.com and Vevo.com.  Directed by Lex Halaby, who did the same honors for the band’s 2009 “Kristy, Are You Doing Okay?” clip, it seamlessly blends performance footage of the band with scenes… Read more »


Imagine ‘Oceania.’ THE SMASHING PUMPKINS Reach Out To Their Fans To Create Artwork

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IMAGINE OCEANIA. That’s what THE SMASHING PUMPKINS are asking their fans to do for the 13 songs on their new album OCEANIA, out June 19 via Martha’s Music/EMI Label Services/Caroline Distribution. Longtime fans of the visual arts–including their groundbreaking music videos and memorable album covers/packaging–THE SMASHING PUMPKINS want to inspire creativity and evoke one’s personal vision for… Read more »


10 YEARS to Release New Album ‘Minus The Machine’ July 31

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As 10 YEARS gear up for the release of their new album MINUS THE MACHINE, the group have premiered their first single “Backlash” today on Monster Energy: http://www.monsterenergy.com/us/en/bands/10-years:tracks/. On June 19, the hard-driving track will head to radio and be available on iTunes. Due out July 31, MINUS THE MACHINE marks the band’s first release… Read more »