Posted on

Sixx AM - Prayers For The DamnedSIXX:A.M. has officially unleashed their global release, Vol. 1 Prayers For The Damnedwith its counterpart, Vol. 2, set to come out later this year.

The overarching message of the album? To open your eyes, stand up against the grain, and reject the status quo, which can clearly be reflected in the album’s call-to-action, empowering single, “Rise”.  Putting their money where their mouths are, the band has proudly launched the #ReasonToRise Campaign, offering fans a forum to share their personal experiences.  Fans can head here now to learn more.

Using this week’s recognition, the band has also chosen to bring awareness to YouTube’s unfair artist compensation practices. YouTube is the #1 streaming platform for music and SIXX:A.M., along side other artists, want to ensure the future of musicians’ ability to earn a livelihood from their art. Read the band’s open letter in full here and take a peek at their recent interviews with Forbes and CNBC earlier this week. 2016 is the year that SIXX:A.M. rises to the occasion, ready to bring their powerful message and unparalleled musicianship across the globe, touring nonstop with bands including, Shinedown, Five Finger Death Punch, Disturbed and many more.

Produced and engineered by vocalist, James Michael, Vol.1 Prayers For The Damned is characterised by towering riffs and broad brushstrokes of melody. It’s also an album possessed of philosophically hopeful overtones. As showcased in the album’s artwork designed by guitarist, Dj Ashba, while there are cracks in the cement, an introspective look at the broken angel’s raised hands can suggest that there is hope for a better tomorrow. It is that very aspiration for a brighter future that enables the band to take on dark topics and channel these sentiments into optimism and urgency for fans of music to be the changes they want to see in the world. This is all reflected in their #ReasonToRise Campaign, an initiative launched around the band’s current single, “Rise”, as SIXX:A.M. continue to guide their fans to be critical of their surroundings.

Their follow-up to Modern Vintage (2014), Vol. 1 Prayers For The Damned‘s 11 tracks “include some of the heaviest songs I’ve ever been involved with writing,” offered bassist, Nikki Sixx. Taking their heavy-hitting message on the road, fans can find the band kicking off the global festival circuit with a performance at Welcome to Rockville in Jacksonville, FL on April 30th. SIXX:A.M. will also be performing fan favorites, new and old, on the Vol.1 Prayers For The Damned tour cycle, which will include seven major rock festivals in Europe and a headlining tour beginning May 3rd in Nashville, TN. The band will also join the biggest rock arena tour of fall 2016 as special guests to co-headliners Five Finger Death Punch and Shinedown, beginning October 18th in Little Rock, AR, see dates below. More dates are forthcoming. Read this week’s tour announcement here. The tickets for this highly-anticipated fall tour are on sale now – for more information on the band, the tour, and exclusive VIP packages, head to

SIXX:A.M.’s Vol.1 Prayers For the Damned, is now available globally – [get your copy today!]



1 Rise

2 You Have Come To The Right place

3 I’m Sick

4 Prayers For The Damned

5 Better Man

6 Can’t Stop

7 When We Were Gods

8 Belly Of The Beast

9 Everything Went To Hell

10 The Last Time (My Heart Will Hit The Ground)

11  Rise of the Melancholy Empire




SIXX:A.M. Tour Dates:

April 30 – Jacksonville, FL @ Welcome to Rockville

May 1 – Fort Myers, FL @ Fort Rock Festival

May 3 – Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom

May 4 – Birmingham, AL @ Oak Mountain Amphitheater (w/ Disturbed and Rob Zombie)

May 6 – Charlotte, NC @ Carolina Rebellion

May 7 – Richmond, VA @ The National

May 8 – Bethlehem, PA @ Sands Event Center

May 10 – Baltimore, MD @ Ram’s Head Live

May 11 – Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa

May 13 – Ft Wayne, IN @ Piere’s

May 14 – Kansas City, MO @ KQRC’s Rockfest

May 15 – Somerset, WI @ Northern Invasion

May 17 – Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall

May 18 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE

May 20 – May 22 – Columbus, OH @ Rock On The Range

May 21 – Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center

May 22 – Albany, NY @ Rock ‘n Derby

May 24 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom

May 27 – Pryor, OK @ Rocklahoma

May 29 – San Antonio, TX @ River City Rockfest

May 29 – Dallas, TX @ KEGL’s BFD

June 2 – Monza, IT @ Gods Of Metal

June 3 – Nuremberg, DE @ Rock im Park

June 5 – Mendig, DE @ Rock am Ring

June 7 – Lodz, PO @ The Power Festival

June 9 – Solvesborg, SE @ Sweden Rock Festival

June 11 – Castle Donington, UK @ Download Festival

June 12 – Newport, UK @ Isle of Wright Festival

June 14 – Utrecht, NL @ TivoliJune 16 – Pratteln, SW @ Konzertfabrik Z7

June 17 – Dessel, Belgium @ Graspop Festival

June 18 – Clisson, FR @ Hellfest

June 20 – Hamburg, DE @ Knust

June 22 – Stockholm, SE @ Grona Lund

June 23 – Copenhagen, DK @ Copenhell

June 24 – Halden, NO @ Tons of Rock

July 23 – Walker, MN @ Moondance Jam

October 18 – Little Rock, AR @ Verizon Arena

October 22 – Wichita, KS @ Intrust Bank Arena

October 23 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center

October 25 – West Valley City, UT @ Maverick Center

October 27 – Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort Arena

October 28 – Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena

October 29 – Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center

October 31 – San Jose, CA @ SAP Center

November 2 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center

November 3 – Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena

November 5 – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome

November 7 – Boise, ID @ Taco Bell Arena

November 9 – Billings, MT @ MetraPark Fairgrounds

November 11 – Bismarck, ND @ Bismarck Civic Center

November 17 – Cincinnati, OH @ U.S. Bank Arena

November 18 – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center

More dates to be announced soon…



Formed in 2007 on the streets of Los Angeles, SIXX:A.M.’s mission has remained steadfast: to provide iconic, hard rock to the masses that boasts unrivaled musicianship and a loyal legion of devoted fans beyond compare. Comprised of vocalist James Michael, guitarist Dj Ashba, and bassist Nikki Sixx, SIXX:A.M. is truly a culmination of each artist’s talents, taking from each of their names (Sixx, Ashba, and Michael). In addition to providing unparalleled vocals, Michael is also a highly acclaimed producer, having worked with Kelly Clarkson, Halestorm, and Papa Roach, and boasts the producing and mixing credits for all of the SIXX:A.M. albums released. To date, the band has released 3 studio albums; The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack (2007), This Is Gonna Hurt (2011), and Modern Vintage (2014), and 3 EP’s; X-Mas In Hell (2008), Live Is Beautiful (2008), and 7 (2011). The band has come a long way since their live debut in 2007 at Crash Mansion, performing 5 songs off of The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack, an audible, introspective recall of Sixx’s autobiography, The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star. A hero for the cause, Nikki spoke on the epidemic in Washington during National Recovery Day, creating an even deeper, more personable bond with the artists. In combination with it’s success and topical importance, The Heroin Diaries is currently being made into a Broadway play, further proving its topic’s impact and importance to society.  With so much to say and a passion for performing, Sixx penned his next book, This Is Gonna Hurt, that was soon accompanied by an album of the same name. Both books received notoriety as New York Times bestsellers. This began the band’s longstanding relationship with their fans that has been built off of trust, relatabiity, and honesty, in combination with their heavy-hitting rock anthems. Since, the trio have performed alongside rock mainstays such as Mötley Crüe, and headlined a nearly sold out 2015 US tour with special guest Apocolyptica. SIXX:A.M. now face one of the busiest years of their career confident and undaunted, packing 2016 with the release of a double album in two installments, kicking off a global tour, co-headlining  nearly all of the major US rock festivals including Welcome To Rockville, Carolina Rebellion, Rocklahoma as well as playing the biggest European summer festivals such as Download Festival, Rock am Ring, Sweden Roc Gods of Metal and many more. Having sold over 1 million albums globally, SIXX:A.M. has set the bar for rock excellence and this year will solidify their spot as genre royalty.



Eleven Seven Music Group is one of the world’s leading independent music companies. Founded in 2006 by Tenth Street Entertainment CEO Allen Kovac, the company is the global home for artists including Mötley Crüe, Papa Roach, Nothing More, Escape The Fate, Sixx:A.M., and HELLYEAH as well as Five Finger Death Punch outside of the U.S.  In 2014, the company vaulted five artists to the Mediabase Active Rock year-end radio chart and multiple acts to the Billboard year-end charts including Mainstream Rock Songs, Hard Rock Albums, and Rock Airplay Songs. Among its many accolades, Eleven Seven Music received the title of Billboard’s “Rock Label of the Year” in 2010, was named FMQB’s “Rock Label of the Year” in 2008, enjoyed RIAA double platinum success with Buckcherry’s 15 in 2006, and achieved a Top 5 debut for Mötley Crüe’s Saints of Los Angeles. With a staff of dedicated and devoted trailblazers, the label supports its roster with a range of integrated services including marketing, promotion, publicity, sales, digital, licensing, and touring. Eleven Seven Music Group distributes two sub-labels—the alternative and indie-leaning Five Seven [Dirty Heads, Dark Waves, Nico Vega] and emerging hard rock-centric Better Noise Records [Deuce, From Ashes To New, Diamante, and As Lions]. Based in New York City, Los Angeles, and London, the labels are distributed through RED/Sony in the U.S., ADA/Warner in Europe, Sony in Canada, Australia, Southeast Asia, and South America, and Universal in Japan.

10 thoughts on “SIXX A.M. Releases “Prayers For The Damned”

What Do You Think?

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Screamer Magazine Tank Tee or Vee