(NEW YORK, NY) - Multi-platinum selling rock act TESLA have debuted an all new video for their latest single ”So Divine…"
TESLA released an all new LP titled SIMPLICITY on June 10th, 2014 via Tesla Electric Company Recording’s arrangement with Entertainment One Music and Distribution.
Simplicity has seen quite the onslaught of critical praise, "Tesla do what Aerosmith used to be king at and fail to do now: produce perfectly biting, raucous hard rock," says Goldmine Magazine and Blabbermouth states: "TESLA 2014 admirably sounds like themselves a quarter of a century ago and that’s remarkable. Moreover, they sound better in this cruder, more untreated state." SIMPLICITY is the band’s seventh studio full length LP and fifteenth release overall. The new effort is the followup to FOREVER MORE, which was released in October 2008 and featured the single "I Wanna Live."
TESLA locked themselves away for weeks writing the new material that would become SIMPLICITY with long time A&R man Tom Zutaut. Fourteen solid tracks later the band sank their teeth in while recording began at bassist Brian Wheat’s very own J Street Recorders. Legendary engineer Michael Wagener (Metallica, Skid Row, Motley Crue) was then tapped to put the final touches in place.
Fresh off the MONSTERS OF ROCK CRUISE, the band has quite the itinerary of tour dates throughout the rest of 2014. Click here for all tour dates.
Formed in 1981, TESLA have firmly carved out their own space in rock and roll history. The band saw great success with their own rendition of the 1971 classic “Signs” and their own hit single “Love Song” from the The Great Radio Controversy, released in 1989.
TESLA is: Frank Hannon – Brian Wheat – Jeff Keith – Troy Luccketta – Dave Rude
Filter have announced ‘The Anti-Folk Revival Tour In Drop-D‘ with Helmet and Local H. You can find those initial dates below:
07/12 Flagstaff, AZ – Pepsi Amphitheatre
07/13 Anaheim, CA – House Of Blues
07/15 San Francisco, CA – The Independent
07/16 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
07/19 Clarkston, WA – Gateway Golf Center (feat. Tantric)
07/22 Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater & Club
07/24 Denver, CO – The Summit Music Hall
07/26 Rochester, MN – Olmsted County Fairgrounds
07/31 Panama City, FL – Club La Vela/Gulfside Amphitheatre
08/01 North Myrtle Beach, SC – House Of Blues
08/02 St. Petersburg, FL – State Theatre
08/03 Lake Buena Vista, FL – House Of Blues
08/07 Monroe, LA – Live Oaks Bar & Ballroom
08/09 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
Motörhead To Reissue “Aftershock” with Live Bonus CD on 7/29
Iconic hard rock band Motörhead will reissue it’s 21st studio album “Aftershock” via UDR/Motörhead Music on July 29th in North America under the title “Aftershock - Tour Edition”. The album was produced by longtime producer Cameron Webb (Megadeth, Disturbed). The expanded edition will contain a Bonus Live CD (also recorded by Webb), consisting of live material comprised from the band’s historic appearances in early 2014.
In further celebration of the reissue, UDR/Motörhead Music will be releasing a video for the song “Lost Woman Blues” filmed live from The Warfield in San Francisco on Friday April 18th, 2014. The show was part of the band’s warm-up mini tour for the upcoming European festivals. The song’s performance, verve, swagger and attitude show Motörhead have maintained their rich ripeness and added another layer of grit and polish. The video is set to premier on VH1 Classic on July 7th.
“Aftershock” proves one major thing no-one should ever forget…they are Motörhead, and they play rock’n’roll!
Mastodon’s “High Road” Music Video Premieres + Mastodon Accepts Bitcoin w/ BitPay for New Album Released June 24th
Today, the world’s leading bitcoin payment processor, BitPay, announced a partnership with Reprise Records’ artist, Mastodon, making them the first major label band to accept bitcoin through BitPay. Mastodon’s new album, Once More ‘Round the Sun, is scheduled for release on June 24th and will be available at mastodonrocks.com/bitcoin.
Mastodon is one of the most successful hard rock bands of the past decade, both critically and commercially. The band is well-known for its innovative sound and style, making them a perfect candidate for the bitcoin community.
"We’re excited to work with fellow Atlanta-natives BitPay for our new album,” mentioned in a statement by Mastodon, “We want to give our fans as many options to buy our new album as possible and are happy that bitcoin can be one of those choices.”
“BitPay is honored to partner with Reprise Records’ artist Mastodon. Having a major label artist embrace bitcoin is a definite sign of bitcoin’s growth and expansion into the world of music,” said BitPay’s Executive Chairman, Tony Gallippi.
If we learned anything from the campaign to deport Justin Bieber that was organized earlier this year it’s that these White House petitions are about as effective as everyone’s favorite form of birth control, pulling out. But similar to the aforementioned analogy, the We The People grievance forum can be a ton of fun, you guys. After reading last night that Morrissey had once again cancelled the remainder of his U.S. tour, we thought we’d retest the waters of this governmental Facebook feed by creating our own petition — one that would end Moz’s fickle reign over his endlessly forgiving U.S. fan base.
Morrissey’s less-than laudable attendance history isn’t just a recent anomaly. He hasn’t had a tardy-free tour in over 12 years. For any other hard-working, touring musician, cancelling a show is as difficult as breaking up with your gym — natural disasters and/or death…that’s what it takes. Morrissey’s tours, however, which annually fill major national venues, can be wiped out entirely by a devastating cold…somebody should put the grouchy old grey fox in a bubble.
2002: 5 Cancellations 2003: No Tour 2004: 10 Cancellations 2005: No Tour 2006: 5 Cancellations 2007: 7 Cancellations, 2 Postponed 2008: 2 Cancellations 2009: 9 Cancellations, 11 Postponed 2010: No Tour 2011: 3 Cancellations, 1 Postponed 2012: 3 Cancellations, 24 Postponed 2013: 42 Cancellations, 18 Postponed 2014: 10 Cancellations, 3 Postponed
Morrissey has bailed on 96 shows in the past 12 years. With a well below-average attendance of approximately 15,000 people at Morrissey-frequented venues, that’s roughly 1.5 million people he’s pissed off over the past decade. Since his fans continue to give the guy second chances like a deadbeat dad every time he falls off the wagon, we decided to get the government involved. We don’t believe this sure-to-be fruitless joke petition will have any impact whatsoever, but maybe you will all prove us wrong..
GHOUL “We Came for the Dead” LP in stores 9/9/14 - DIE HARD preorders TBA, hang tight. Will be available on all dates of the Skeletonwitch tour. #ghoul #tankcrimes
Flotsam And Jetsam - Escape From Within Live @ Sweden Rock Festival 2014
BODY COUNT - Institutionalized 2014
WHITECHAPEL premiere new videoclip.
WHITECHAPEL are currently out on the road across North America with DevilDriver on a co-headlining tour. Revocation, Carnifex, Rivers of Nihil and Fit For an Autopsy are providing support on the tour and the tour runs through June 23rd in Austin, TX. A trailer for the tour can be viewedHERE.
Today the band brings a little bit of their explosive live show to the masses as they premiere their new video for the song “Worship the Digital Age”. The clip is the first full performance video fromOur Endless War and was directed by acclaimed director David Brodsky.
Our Endless War, was released this May via Metal Blade Records. This album is WHITECHAPEL's most streamlined, atmospheric, and emotionally powerful release. The album debuted at #10 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart, #2 on the Billboard Top Independent Albums Chart, #1 on the Billboard Hard Music Albums Chart (Current) and #2 on the Billboard Rock Albums Chart. The album can be ordered at http://www.metalblade.com/whitechapel.
We’ve said it before, we’ll say it again — we love ourselves some Goatwhore. The New Orleans blackened death metallers will release their sixth studio album, ‘Constricting Rage of the Merciless,’ on July 8, but you can hear the new track ‘FBS’ right now exclusively on Capital Chaos TV!
Still going strong off their fifth full-length, ‘Blood for the Master,’ Goatwhore did what they do best — tour, tour, tour. Goatwhore is one of the hardest-working road acts, and they don’t skimp when heading into the studio either. Goatwhore already released a lyric video for ‘FBS,’ so we’ve got the official premiere of the second single from ‘Constricting Rage of the Merciless.’
‘Schadenfreude’ is a classic take-no-prisoners, leave-no-survivors type of Goatwhore track. The band’s black metal influence is at the forefront of ‘Schadenfreude,’ as guitarist Sammy Duet builds a dark atmosphere with his open chords and sinister progressions, while vocalist Ben Falgoust explores his full guttural range throughout the track.
For ‘Constricting Rage of the Merciless,’ Goatwhore recruited the masterful Erik Rutan to man the board. “If we went to someone else, it would be a total disaster,” Duet tells Decibel Magazine (June 2014 issue) about working with Rutan. “He understands what we want out of an album instead of coming away with something that shiny, polished, sterile, digitally manipulated and completely fake and false.”
Great news reached us from the KEITZER front. The German blastbeat lunatics are back to burn the hell down with their brandnew 5th. studio album named „The Last Defence“. After the successfully last album „Descend Into Heresy“ from 2011 they present 14 new stunning and bulldozing tracks somewhere between Misery Index, Marduk, early Deicide etc.. Recorded mixed and mastered at Soundlodge Studio by Jörg Uken. Coverartwork by Florian Furtkamp.
„The Last Defence“ will be unleashed on July 18th. by FDA REKOTZ (CD/Download) and August 15th. by 7Degrees Records (LP).
01 - Bellum Indicere
02 - Exist To Destroy
03 - This Is The Only Solution
04 - Forever War
05 - Marching Forward To Victory
06 - The Last Defence
07 - Next Offensive
08 - We Are The Serpents Of Doom
09 - Fleshcrawl
10 - Todgeweiht
11 - Glorious Dead
12 - Ausgelöscht
13 - Crusade
14 - … Before Annihilation
Captain Sensible, founding father of The Damned and punk rock hero for nearly 40 years, has been immortalized via Throbblehead. This figure capturing Cap’s signature look is limited to 1000 numbered units, stands at 7 inches tall, and is made of space-age polyresin.
Let the good captain tell you to “sod off” on a daily basis as he gives you the ole two finger salute. He’s accurately sculpted right down to the beret, seething sneer, and leopard-print pants.
This video captures the Captain meeting his Throbblehead for the first time. It was taken when The Damned played a one-off London date at The Forum on April 24th to celebrate his 60th birthday. Tickets sold for the 1977 price of £1.70 each.
Coming later this year is the first ever documentary on The Damned, the long-ignored pioneers of punk and the first of the UK punk bands to release a single and an album and the first to tour America. Directed and produced by Wes Orshoski (“Lemmy”), this authorized film includes appearances from Chrissie Hynde, Mick Jones, Lemmy and members of Pink Floyd, Black Flag, Guns N Roses, the Sex Pistols, Blondie, the Buzzcocks, and more. Shot around the world over the past three years, it tells the story of the band’s complex history, as it celebrated its 35th anniversary and found its estranged former members striking out on their own anniversary tour, while still others battle cancer. The film gets up close and personal with Damned founders Rat Scabies, Dave Vanian, Captain Sensible, and Brian James as it tells the story of one of the most criminally ignored acts in music history.
All Aggronautix figures are now available for purchase on www.aggronautix.com and will also be available at many independent retailers, comic shops, tattoo parlors, etc via distribution by MVD Entertainment Group - a company specializing in music-related distribution since 1986.
In case you missed it, below is the Reign of Terror track listing, along with Capture the Crown’s tour itinerary.
NOTE TO MEDIA: Start to submit your Capture the Crown requests ASAP.
Reign of Terror Track Listing:
1. Reign of Terror 2. Red Light District 3. Smirk 4. To Whom it May Concern 5. I Hate You 6. Oxy Sunrise 7. Beating the Blade 8. Firestarter 9. Make War, Not Love 10. Janina
Capture the Crown will spend their summer canvassing America as part of the Crowd Surf tour with Chiodos, Blessthefall and I Killed the Prom Queen. The tour runs from July 25 through August 31.
CROWD SURF AMERICA TOUR w/ CHIODOS, BLESSTHEFALL, I KILLED THE PROM QUEEN + CAPTURE THE CROWN
7/25 Oklahoma City, OK | Diamond Ballroom 7/26 Albuquerque, NM | Sunshine Theater 7/27 Denver, CO | Summit Music Hall 7/29 Boise, ID | Knitting Factory 7/30 Reno, NV | Knitting Factory 7/31 Las Vegas, NV | Hard Rock Live 8/1 Ventura, CA | Ventura Theater 8/2 Pomona, CA | Glasshouse 8/3 Pomona, CA | Glasshouse 8/4 Tucson, AZ | The Rock 8/6 Tulsa, OK | Cain’s Ballroom 8/7 Odessa, TX | Club Patron 8/8 Austin, TX | ACL Live 8/9 Corpus Christi, TX | Concrete Street Pavilion 8/11 Mobile, AL | Soul Kitchen 8/12 Birmingham, AL | Zydeco 8/13 Knoxville, TN | The International 8/14 Wilmington, NC | Ziggy’s By The Sea 8/15 Winston Salem, NC | Ziggy’s 8/16 Silver Spring, MD | The Fillmore Silver Spring 8/17 Sayreville, NJ | Starland Ballroom 8/19 Poughkeepsie, NY | The Chance 8/20 Burlington, VT | Higher Ground 8/21 Hartford, CT | The Webster 8/22 Rochester, NY | Water Street Music Hall 8/23 Stroudsburg, PA | Sherman Theater 8/24 Amityville, NY (Long Island) | Revolution Bar & Music Hall*** 8/26 Cincinnati, OH | Bogart’s 8/27 Bloomington, IL | Castle Theatre 8/28 Milwaukee, WI | The Rave 8/29 Joliet, IL | Mojoes 8/30 Columbia, MO | The Blue Note 8/31 Colorado Springs, CO | The Black Sheep *** *** No ChiodosConnect with Capture the Crown via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
Watch Betty Black’s “Come Back Lover” Video, Remixes Out Now
Come Back Lover (Remixes) with mixes by Lauren Flax, Deantoni Parks and Stan Soze out now on Frau Pink Productions / KID Recordings.
Betty Black has just shared the video for “Come Back Lover”, the lead single from her forthcoming album Valley Low.
Her latest remix offering Come Back Lover (Remixes) was released last week on Frau Pink Productions / KID Recordings. In celebration of the release, Afropunk premiered a remix by her former Kudu bandmate and avant-garde drummer/producer Deantoni Parks, who has collaborated with Mars Volta, John Cale and Meshell N’degeocello . Check it out on AFROPUNK and on SOUNDCLOUD. The trap infused rework is just one of three mixes featured on Black’s Come Back Lover (Remixes) collection. The potent set also includes mixes by Lauren Flax (CREEP) and burgeoning Dublin-based house music producer/remixer Stan Soze.
“Come Back Lover”, which was written, arranged, produced and performed by Black and co-producer/engineer Rudyard Lee Cullers (Yeah Yeah Yeahs/ Basement Jaxx/ Bright Eyes), is the first in a string of new singles to be issued in advance of the artist’s forthcoming full-length, Valley Low. Set for release in the fall, the fete follows the multi-talented singer/songwriter and musician’s string of acclaimed singles, remixes and EPs including “Bad Weather”, “Am I Not Your Girl?” and “Fatality of Love”, and the Bad Weather and Slow Dance EPs. The album promises to further explore Black’s dynamic sound that seamlessly marries influences from psychedelic pop (think Phil Spector meets Jesus and Mary Chain), swampy garage rock, Southern gothic blues, spaghetti westerns and lush electronic landscapes with confident, dreamy and sensuous vocals, fragrant melodies and gripping barbed-wire tales about love, relationships, lust and longing into an intoxicating cocktail that’s equally inviting, compelling and cautionary.
Betty Black is the brainchild of multi-talented singer/songwriter, producer, musician and musical chameleonSylvia Black (aka Sylvia Gordon) whose amassed a highly respectable body of work, serving as the lead vocalist for Brooklyn electronic dance-pop outfit KUDU and for her co-writing and collaborations with Black Eyed Peas, Moby, William Orbit, Télépopmusik, Kelis, The Noisettes, Spank Rock, Benny Benassi, The Knocks and RUN DMT amassing sales over 5 million copies worldwide!
COME BACK LOVER (REMIXES) with mixes by LAUREN FLAX (CREEP), DEANTONI PARKS (KUDU/Mars Volta/World’s End/John Cale) and STAN SOZE is available now on Frau Pink / KID Recordings.