DEE SNIDER, Tiny Lister and Edward Furlong to Join Bam Margera and More at the Astronomicon 2 Pop Culture Convention

Metro Detroit’s newest pop culture convention, Astronomicon 2, will once again take place at the Wyndham Garden hotel in Sterling Heights, MI from February 8-10, 2019 – promising to fulfill the pop culture cravings of fans attending from far and wide! The ALL AGES event will not only feature appearances, signings and photo ops with pop culture icons, professional wrestling stars, horror film elite and beyond, but also many additional activities – including live music performances, Q&A panels, cosplay and tattoo contests, a free play game room and tournaments, a scavenger hunt and trivia.


Astronomicon 2 per day ticket price breakdowns and children’s ticket prices can be viewed here: www.astronomicon.com/tickets. Additional information on tickets, lodging, VIP options, vendors and more can be located at www.astronomicon.com.


In addition to this year’s previously announced guests, Astronomicon 2 will host legendary Twisted Sister vocalist and pop culture icon Dee SniderAmerican History X, Terminator, CSI: NY and Detroit Rock City actor Edward Furlong, actor and wrestler Tiny ListerParanormal Activity‘s Micah Sloat and Kate Featherston, and more as celebrity guests taking part in meet and greets and signings!


Previously announced celebrity guests appearing at Astronomicon 2 include reality star and pro skater Bam Margera, wrestling legend Dustin “Goldust” RhodesTexas Chainsaw Massacre 2 and House of 1000 Corpses actor Bill MoseleyDevil’s Rejects, House of 1000 Corpses and Halloween 2007 actor Sig Haig, wrestling legend Scott Hall, wrestling legend Scott Steiner, horror icon Kane Hodder (primarily recognized as his role as Jason Voorhees of the Jason film franchise), Tales from the Crypt actor/voice actor John Kassir, Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3 actor R.A. MihailoffMing Chen of AMC’s Comic Book MenMike Zapcic of AMC’s Comic Book Men, wrestling star The BoogeymanHouse of 1000 Corpses actor Robert Mukes, comic book writer Dirk Manning, comic book illustrators Alessandro de Fornasari and Marianna Pescosta, horror DX specialists Get Dead Crew, tattoo model Caroline, tattoo artist Saint Karlos and more! And of course, last but not least, our hosts – Astronomicon masterminds Twiztid.


In addition to signings and meet and greets with many of this year’s celebrity guests, several guests will be available for photo ops in character – including Dustin Rhodes as Goldust, Sid Haig as Captain Spaulding, Bill Mosley as Otis Driftwood, R.A. Mahailoff as Leatherface and The Boogeyman.


 
Dustin Rhodes, a.k.a. wrestling legend Goldust, says: “The Motor City has a very special place in my heart – from working at Cobo Hall, to The Palace at Auburn Hills, to the mightiest of the mighty… Joe Louis Arena. I’ve been coming to Detroit and the surrounding areas for 30 years and have always felt a special bond with its citizens. They have loved me, they have hated me, they have laughed with me, but most importantly, they have accepted and adored the Rhodes/Goldust name. I am super excited to come to Astronomicon and meet my fans on a more personal level. They are the reason I do what I do. Thank you and I hope to see and meet the whole damn city! Love y’all! #KeepSteppin”



 

Also special to Astronomicon 2Twiztid will make their upcoming comic book – the sequel to last year’s Twiztid: Haunted High-Ons, entitled Twiztid Haunted High-Ons: “The Darkness Rises” – available onsite! This comic book is the first in a new five-part mini-series of comics in which Madrox, Monoxide, and their ghost-pal Felicia start to learn about a primeval force of evil that threatens the whole world… and their unlikely connection to it.


Twiztid, as well comic writer Dirk Manning and renowned illustrators Marianna Pescosta and Alessandro de Fornasari, will be onsite at Astronomicon 2 to sign copies of both the Astronomicon Exclusive Cover variant only available to VIPs and the Standard Cover of the first issue. From there, the full mini-series will then be available for monthly pre-order from Source Point Press via local comic shops shortly thereafter.


This year, in partnership with VetTix, Astronomicon 2 is giving away free Sunday passes to veterans. VetTix cites their core values are patriotism, support and recognition, quality of life, and family for veterans. For more information VetTix, visit www.vettix.org.


In its inaugural year – even in the midst of a blizzard that dropped over 14 inches of snow on the metro Detroit area on the same weekend – the event drew 2,000+ attendees from all over the world, selling out the hotel in less than one day and playing host to 20+ celebrities.


CRADLE OF FILTH Kicks Off Second Leg of North American “Cryptoriana” Tour in Two Months

UK’s legendary extreme metal icons CRADLE OF FILTH recently announced their return to North America in support of their latest album Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness of Decay! For the second leg of their North American onslaught, the band has enlisted industrial/metal shock rocker WEDNESDAY 13 as well as theatrical metal new comers RAVEN BLACK.


For the first time in years, CRADLE OF FILTH‘s set will feature an all new, massive stage production.


Comments CRADLE OF FILTH vocalist Dani Filth“As a band, we are very much looking forward to the upcoming second leg of our US/Canadian Cryptoriana World tour. The first, at the beginning of last year, was such a success that we decided to come back armed with a bigger, better show coupled with two awesome bands in support. We can’t wait to bring the noise back to our favorite hunting ground! Ia! Ia! Cthulhu Fhtagn!”

Tickets and meet and greets are on sale now via http://www.cradleoffilth.com/tour and https://officialwednesday13.com. Confirmed dates are as follows:

“Cryptoriana – The Second Coming Of Vice World Tour 2019”
CRADLE OF FILTHWEDNESDAY 13RAVEN BLACK
3/07/2019  Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
3/08/2019  Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
3/09/2019  Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
3/11/2019   Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
3/12/2019  Seattle, WA – El Corazon
3/14/2019  Billings, MT – Pub Station Ballroom
3/15/2019  Calgary, AB – Marquee
3/16/2019  Edmonton, AB – Starlight Room
3/18/2019  Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre
3/20/2019  Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theatre
3/21/2019   Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
3/22/2019  Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
3/24/2019  Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection
3/25/2019  Chicago, IL – House of Blues
3/26/2019  Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
3/27/2019  Toronto, ON – Opera House
3/29/2019  Guelph, ON – Guelph Concert Theatre
3/30/2019  Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
3/31/2019  Quebec City, QC – L’Imperial Bell
4/01/2019. Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
4/02/2019  Huntington, NY – Paramount Theater
4/03/2019  New York, NY – Irving Plaza
4/05/2019  Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony
4/06/2019  Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
4/07/2019  Newport News, VA – Boathouse Live
4/09/2019  Greensboro, NC – Cone Denim Entertainment Center
4/10/2019  Charleston, SC – Music Farm
4/12/2019  Fort Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
4/13/2019  Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall
4/14/2019  New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
4/15/2019  San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theatre
4/17/2019  Houston, TX – House of Blues
4/18/2019  Dallas, TX – House of Blues


The “Queen Of Rock N’ Roll” SUZI QUATRO Signs With SPV/Steamhammer

Suzi Quatro more than lives up to her name as “Queen Of Rock N’ Roll”. The American musician has been in the music business for more than 50 years, delivering her greatest hits such as “Can The Can”, “48 Crash”, “If You Can’t Give Me Love”, “She’s In Love With You” and “Devil Gate Drive” with unbridled energy, mixing them with her current material. March 29, 2019 will see the arrival of her new studio album No Control on SPV/Steamhammer, the lead single “No Soul/No Control” is scheduled for release on February 15, 2019.


 
Suzi Quatro has recorded eleven new songs (plus two bonus tracks), No Control featuring for the first time a collaboration with her son Richard Tuckey.


 
Suzi plans to present a couple of choices from her new album during her major UK/Australian/European tour this year: “I’ve never stopped releasing through the years. Back To The Drive in 2006, In The Spotlight in 2011, Quatro, Scott & Powell in 2016,” the holder of an honorary doctorate of music says. “These albums were thought about and planned out in great detail. I’m proud of all three releases, very proud. But my new album No Control is its own animal.”


Suzi says about the signing with SPV/Steamhammer: “I am very pleased to be releasing my new album on SPV/Steamhammer. I am more than ready to rock n roll my way into 2019!”


 
Olly Hahn (A&R/Product Manager at Steamhammer) is delighted with his latest signing: “Suzi Quatro, the ultimate Queen Of Rock N’ Roll, has now joined our roster at SPV. Many of us have grown up with her fantastic hits, so did I. That’s why we feel proud and honoured to release her new studio album.” 


SUZI QUATRO Live 2019


Australian Tour
16.02. AUS-Barossa Valley – Seppeltsfield Wines
17.02. AUS-Hobart – Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
23.02. AUS-Bendigo – Bendigo Racecourse
24.02. AUS-Canberra – Stage 88 Commonwealth Park
02.03. AUS-Wodonga – Gateway Lakes
03.03. AUS-Kiama – Kiama Showground
09.03. AUS-Kariong – Mount Penang Parklands
10.03. AUS-Jacobs Well – Harrigans Drift Inn
16.03. AUS-Port Macquarie – Westport Park


UK Tour 
04.04. UK-Manchester – O2 Apollo
05.04. UK-Leeds – First Direct Arena
06.04. UK-Cardiff – Motorpoint Arena
07.04. UK-Brighton – Brighton Centre
09.04. UK-Newcastle – Metro Radio Arena
10.04. UK-Nottingham – Motorpoint Arena
11.04. UK-London – The SSE Arena
12.04. UK-Birmingham – Genting Arena
13.04. UK-Liverpool – Echo Arena
14.04. UK-Bournemouth – BIC


German Tour 
24.04. DE-Berlin – Friedrichstadt Palast
30.04. DE-Schopfheim – Stadthalle
06.05. DE-Hamburg – Laeiszhalle
11.05. DE-Bremen – Metropol Theater
12.05. DE-Neuruppin – Kultur-Kirche
14.05. DE-Rostock – Stadthalle
15.05. DE-Hannover – Theater am Aegi
29.05. DE-Munich – Circus Krone
30.05. DE-Frankfurt – Alte Oper
30.08. DE-Plauen – Parktheater
31.08. DE-Thale – Bergtheater
01.09. DE-Kranichfeld – Freilichtbühne Niederburg
22.09. DE-Leipzig – Gewandhaus
28.09. DE-Dortmund – Westfallenhalle 3A
01.10. DE-Reutlingen – Stadthalle
02.10. DE-Kassel – Stadthalle
04.10. DE-Wuppertal – Stadthalle
05.10. DE-Osnabrück – Osnabrückhalle
07.12. DE-Heilbronn – Harmonie
13.12. DE-Dresden – Kulturpalast
14.12. DE-Jena – Sparkassen Arena
15.12. DE-Nürnberg – Löwensaal


European Tour 
22.03. SLO-Trencin – Sportova Hala
23.03. SLO-Bratislava – Istropolis
24.03. CZ-Olomouc – Clarion Congress Hotel
27.07. CH-Fahrwangen – Open Air
14.09. DK- Knebel – Fuglsocentret

THE AVIATORS Release Live Performance Video for “Goodbye to the Rain”

Bakersfield, CA hard rock band THE AVIATORS has released a live footage music video for the single, “Goodbye to the Rain,” filmed at The Canyon at The Rose, off of their latest album, Flowers and Moonshine.

In an era when the perception that Rock N Roll is a dead art form, The Aviators have eschewed the apathy towards rock n’ roll and chose to release an incendiary piece of work that gives a nod to the legends of the past, but also blazes their own trail into the end of the decade.

Flowers and Moonshine is the fourth offering from The Aviators, and is a body of work that authentically reflects 10 years of blood, sweat, and beers–a mature effort which showcases both their individual strengths and collective prowess, none more evident than on the single “Goodbye To The Rain”.

The band has been featured on many international radio stations and have been well received from the video release of “Goodbye To The Rain”, garnering over 40,000 views in the first two weeks of its release. “This album is the culmination of our years grinding it out in venues small and large, hustling gigs with national acts, and being in front of audiences that give one shot to prove your worth,” says guitarist Daniel Reynoso. With the release of the new album, the band intends to expand their reach both regionally and nationally.

RAVEN Release New Single And Video

The British/American metal trio Raven releases a new live single and video for the song “Hung, Drawn & Quartered” on Friday. The song is taken from the new live album Screaming Murder Death From Above: Live In Aalborg.



Raven expertly combine their own classics with pieces from their latest studio album Extermination, for example “Destroy All Monsters” or “Tank Treads (The Blood Runs Red)” along with songs we haven’t heard from Raven in many years. Bass player and singer John Gallagher says “I believe ‘Hell Patrol’ hasn’t been in one of our set lists in 15 years. The same goes for ‘Hung Drawn & Quartered’ we haven’t played that one in a very long time. It was a lot of fun to come back to those songs again.”


Screaming Murder Death From Above: Live In Aalborg will be released through SPV/Steamhammer on January 18th, 2019 as CD DigiPak, 2LP Gatefold, download and stream.
RAVEN live 2019
14.03. JP-Tokyo – Club Seata
15.03. JP-Tokyo – Shinjuku Blaze
22.06. BE-Dessel – Graspop Metal Meeting
04.07. ES-Barcelona – Rockfest Barcelona


MORILD To Release Debut LP Through Indisciplinarian In February

On February 1st, Copenhagen, Denmark-based atmospheric black metal act MORILD (Danish for “phosphorescence”) will release its debut album through Indisciplinarian, who this week issues the album’s artwork, track listing, and more. The band will perform at the Danish National Aquarium as a special release show for the album.


MORILD‘s debut album is titled, Så kom mørket og tog mig på ordet En sort sky af minder I afgørende stunder Frosset fast i mit indre Jeg håber det forsvinder med lyset At dø eller blive fri which translates into English as, “Thus came the darkness and took me by my word A dark cloud of memories In crucial moments Frozen inside of me I hope it disappears with the light To die or become free.”


The black metal quintet MORILD was formed in Copenhagen in January 2016 and in September 2017, the band released the VI EP. MORILD‘s debut album Så kom mørket… was written following the release of VI in the transition from summer to fall to winter and recorded through the spring and summer of 2018. The album consists of six songs – one for each line in the album title – which MORILD recorded, produced, and mixed themselves, and the cover art was created by Stine Juhl.


Så kom mørket… will be released February 1st, 2019 on black vinyl and digital formats via Indisciplinarian. Watch for preorders in the coming days.


On the day of release, MORILD will play an exclusive release show at the Danish National Aquarium Den Blå Planet in Copenhagen. A very limited amount of tickets are available HERE and one can join the Facebook event HERE.


MORILD Så kom mørket…Release Show:
2/01/2019 The National Danish Aquarium Den Blå Planet – Copenhagen, DK [info]


Så kom mørket…Track Listing:
1. Så kom mørket og tog mig på ordet
2. En sort sky af minder
3. I afgørende stunder
4. Frosset fast til mit indre
5. Jeg håber det forsvinder med lyset
6. At dø eller blive fri


“The Blue Bird” LP By Former Melvins Bassist MARK DEUTROM Now Streaming In Its Entirety

Austin, Texas-based multi-instrumentalist MARK DEUTROM (Bellringer, ex-Melvins, Clown Alley) presents his latest hallucinogenic solo album, The Blue Bird. The first work under the MARK DEUTROM name in almost six years, the anxiously anticipated album sees release tomorrow through Season Of Mist and streaming in its entirety.


Through thirteen diverse tracks, The Blue Bird delivers over fifty minutes of intoxicating, surreal rock, exploring melody, space, nuance, and volume as it flows from track-to-track like a prismatic audio storybook. From classic unconventional heaviness to fever dream haziness, MARK DEUTROM‘s approach moves from strength to strength without ever letting his foot off the gas. The Blue Bird is rock grandeur, oozing poise and purpose, and has all the hallmarks to be an abiding piece of heavy rock history.


DEUTROM offers with the release the album, “A thread of sentimentality represented by the blue bird runs from the late 19th century, through the 20th, vanishing behind the fog of digital ascendancy in the 21st… or maybe it’s just over the hill.”


Stream MARK DEUTROM‘s The Blue Bird at YouTube RIGHT HERE and see the “Maximum Hemingway” official music video HERE.


The Blue Bird sees MARK DEUTROM performing vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, and more. Bellringer’s live percussionist RL Hulsman (Robert Plant, Nashville Pussy, Tarbox Ramblers) handles the drums for the album, with guest drums/percussion and vibraphone on “Hell Is A City” and drums/percussion on “They Have Won” by Aaron Lack, upright bass on “Hell Is A City” and “They Have Won” by G. Pat Harris, and alto saxophone on “They Have Won” by Joe Morales. The album was recorded at Estuary Recording Facility in Austin, produced by MARK DEUTROM, engineered by Chico Jones, with mixing and additional engineering by Chad Bamford, and mastering and additional engineering by Bernd Heinrauch. The bandleader’s wife Jennifer Deutrom handled the album’s cover art, photography, and video creation.


The Blue Bird is out tomorrow, Friday, January 4th on CD, LP, and all digital platforms, with each format featuring a slightly different track listing and arrangement. Season Of Mist also recently reissued MARK DEUTROM‘s back-catalog including The Silent TreatmentThe Value Of DecayBrief Sensuality & Western Violence, and Bellringer on all platforms.


Place orders for The Blue Bird and the reissued MARK DEUTROM titles at the Season Of Mist webshop RIGHT HERE and through all digital providers.


Following the release of The Blue BirdMARK DEUTROM and the Bellringer live lineup featuring drummer RL Hulsman and bassist Brian Ramirez will tour in support of the album. Watch for live actions to be announced shortly.


MARK DEUTROM is a renowned guitarist, composer, songwriter, and producer. He studied composition at California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, where he attended seminars with such composers as John Cage, Lou Harrison, Morton Feldman, Aaron Copland, and Morton Subotnick. In 1986, MARK DEUTROM co-founded Alchemy Records in San Francisco. During his time at the label he produced a record for his own band, Clown Alley, as well as records for scene stalwarts Sacrilege, Melvins, RKL, and Neurosis. Mark also released records for bands such as Poison Idea, Virulence, and more.


DEUTROM was invited to play bass in the Melvins in 1993 where he remained until 1998. During this period, he contributed material to the albums PrickStoner WitchStagHonky, and additional releases, while the band toured with Tool, Nirvana, Nine Inch Nails, Kiss, and Rush, among others. In 2006, MARK DEUTROM was invited to collaborate with Sunn O))) on various live dates in the USA and Europe.


DEUTROM has released various solo projects and continues to produce for other bands. His band Bellringer has served as the main live vehicle for his music and also collaborations with other musicians. Bellringer released their latest album Jettison in 2016.


New Noise Magazine Streams “Death Ritual” By YATRA

Maryland-based psychedelic doom trio YATRA prepares for the release of their debut album, Death Ritual, through Grimoire Records this Friday. Advancing its release, New Noise Magazine is now streaming the entire record.


YATRA‘s sound is a journey into mountainous sounds, transcending into the deep forests of primeval times. Born from the ashes of Blood Raven, the new three-piece emerged in 2017 as frontman Dana Helmuth‘s new vehicle to embrace the darkness and doom. Confident in Maria Geisbert and Mike Tull as his new rhythm section, Helmuth‘s inspiration was fueled exponentially. YATRA‘s full-length debut, Death Ritual was written over several months in a secluded cottage with minimal essentials, far from society and its distractions. Fans of Electric Wizard, Cough, Yob, and Sleep will find plenty to enjoy in Death Ritual.


Helmuth offers, “We are humbled to present this first offering of YATRADeath Ritual, and look forward to hearing about the journey that it takes you on.”


Stream YATRA‘s entire Death Ritual album at New Noise Magazine RIGHT HERE.


Death Ritual was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Grimoire Records’ Noel Mueller in August of 2018. The artwork features three mixed-media pieces by Aki Pitkänen, layout by Mueller, and the hand-drawn logotype by Helmuth.


Death Ritual will be released on CD and digital download via Grimoire Records, and as a limited-edition vinyl release directly from the band, on January 4th, 2019. Find preorders HERE.


YATRA continues to play live across the East Coast in support of Death Ritual with shows in Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, and more confirmed in advance of their trip to Austin, Texas as part of SXSW this year. Watch for more live updates to be made shortly.


YATRA Tour Dates:
1/15/2019 Sidebar – Baltimore, MD w/ Toke, Greenfiend, Tombtoker
1/16/2019 Arlene’s Grocery – New York, NY @ Ode To Doom w/ Clouds Taste Satanic, Matte Black, Sleeping Village
1/24/2019 The Ottobar – Baltimore, MD
2/02/2019 Century Bar – Philadelphia, PA w/ Backwoods Payback, Decap Attak
3/14/2019 SpiderHouse – Austin, TX @ SXSW
4/20/2019 The Ottobar – Baltimore, MD w/ Ruby The Hatchet, Book Of Wyrms, Haze Mage


While traveling through Nepal and the Himalayas by motorcycle in 2013, Helmuth learned the native word “yatra” which means journey or pilgrimage, which he later recalled as the namesake of this new doom trio. The band’s eclectic sound combines the harsh, distorted vocal sounds of black metal over slow, heavy doom drones, fuzzed-out sludge riffs, and a tight rhythm section maintained by Maria Geisbert on bass and Mike Tull on drums. YATRA‘s sound clearly conveys heavy worship and dedication to tone. Helmuth‘s lyrics draw from fantasy and are influenced by the writings of Howard, Lovecraft, Auel, Tolkien, as well as many references to Norse mythology and Pagan ritual. No love or politics.



JOHN 5 AND THE CREATURES Release “Zoinks!” Music Video

JOHN 5 and The Creatures – comprised of world-renowned guitarist JOHN 5, bassist Ian Ross and drummer Logan Miles Nix – released a brand new music video for the new track “Zoinks!” yesterday, January 1! The full video – featuring an innovative blend of classic 2D hand drawn animation, 3D computer generated imagery and a live action performance – clocks in at just over eight minutes. In the tradition of Scooby Doo and Groovie Goolies, the video is written and directed by Disney animator Brett Boggs (FrozenWreck-It Ralph), with live footage shot by Matt Zane. Watch the full video and download/stream the track here.
 
As previously announced, the video features a cameo from Nikki Sixx voice acting as himself, as well as additional voice acting from Susan Olsen (known for her role as Cindy Brady on The Brady Bunch), and Fred Coury. Coury also is credited for scoring the video alongside JOHN 5.
 
Just like 2017’s Season of the WitchInvasion – produced and mixed by Barry Pointer and scheduled for release during the summer of 2019 – will be entirely released via a series of music videos. Now that “Zoinks!” has been unleashed to the world,JOHN 5 is announcing the release dates for his next two music videos.
 
JOHN 5 adds that his new album will feature a very special guest. He says, “My new album will be out this coming summer, and will feature a very secret, special guest that I will reveal in the coming weeks. Up first, on February 1, we’ll release the next music video for the track “Crank It”. Then, on March 1, we’ll release the video sequel to “Zoinks!”, for the track entitled “I Am John 5”. This video, like “Zoinks!”, will also be animated and directed by Brett Boggs.”


JOHN 5 adds that the “Crank It” video is directed by Israel Perez and produced by Nicole Hatley, with art direction by Cody Varona. Wardrobe and masks are provided by Forgotten Saints LA, with additional masks by Scott Blake.


Stay tuned for more details on the new music videos and new album, coming soon.


JOHN 5 and The Creatures will kick off the second leg of their North American InvasionTour on February 22, 2019 in Anaheim, CA. The tour will feature support from blues-rock guitarist Jared James Nichols. Tickets and VIP packages are available now via www.john-5.com/store.


JOHN 5 and The Creatures Invasion tour dates:
2/22 – Anaheim, CA @ The Parish at House of Blues
2/23 – Las Vegas, NV @ Count’s Vamp’d
2/24 – San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
2/26 – Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
2/28 – Albuquerque, MN @ Launch Pad
3/1 – Lubbock, TX @ Jake’s
3/2 – San Antonio, TX @ Rock Box
3/3 – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
3/5 – Austin, TX @ Come and Take It Live
3/6 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
3/7 – Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th Street
3/9 – Indianapolis, IN @ HiFi
3/10 – Akron, OH @ Empire Concert Club
3/12 – Sellersville, PA @ Sellersville Theater
3/13 – New York, NY @ Iridium
3/14 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Loft at The Chance
3/15 – Teaneck, NJ @ Debonair Music Hall
3/16 – Hampton Beach, NH @ Wally’s
3/17 – Lebanon, NH @ Lebanon Opera House
3/18 – New Bedford, MA @ Vault at Greasy Luck
3/20 – Quebec City, QC @ L’Anti Bar & Spectacles
3/21 – Montreal, QC @ Piranha Bar
3/22 – Ottawa, ON @ The Brass Monkey
3/23 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
3/24 – London, ON @ Rum Runners
3/26 – Thunder Bay, ON @ Crocks
3/27 – Winnipeg, MB @ Pyramids
3/28 – Regina, SK @ The Exchange
3/29 – Calgary, AB @ Dickens
3/30 – Edmonton, AB @ Starlite
3/31 – Vancouver, BC @The Rickshaw Theatre
4/2 – Seattle, WA @ Crocodile Cafe
4/3 – Portland, OR @ Star Theater
4/5 – Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver
4/6 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Whisky


JOHN 5 has worked with a varied range of artists, performing as guitarist for some of the biggest headlining rock bands in the world such as Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson, as well as playing session with Paul StanleyRod StewartLynyrd Skynyrd and more. Slash has called JOHN 5“one of the most mind-blowing guitarists around” and Rob Zombie has dubbed him “a fucking shredder”JOHN 5 has released seven solo albums to date, as well as a remix album, and has written music for the likes of Avril LavigneGarbage, Ricky Martin and others. Season Of The Witch follows his previous solo work, Careful With That Axe, which debuted on the Billboard Heatseekers chart upon release in 2014.


BEAST IN BLACK First “From Hell With Love” Album Trailer And New Dates Announced

Last weekend, up and coming metallers BEAST IN BLACK wrapped up their European tour as special guest to NIGHTWISH with a sold out show at Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland. But there’s no time to breathe for the group as their sophomore album titled From Hell With Love, will be unleashed on February 8, 2019 via Nuclear Blast Records. With the first single, “Sweet True Lies”, already out, the band have just launched the first album trailer, in which band founder Anton Kabanen and vocalist Yannis Papadopoulos reveal more details about the making of the new record. Watch here.

Additionally, more headline and festival shows have been added to the band’s 2019 schedule. Their gig in Stuttgart on March 9 is already completely sold out. See below for all dates!

You can watch the video for “Sweet True Lies” here.

Comments bassist Mate Molnar, “After the huge success of Blind And Frozen, we wanted to come out with something more interesting and original as the second official music video of the band. I believe ‘Sweet True Lies’ is lovable but also shocking at the same time and I’m sure it will move the hearts of our fans!”

From Hell With Love can now be pre-ordered in various formats, here:

– DIGI + PATCH (Mailorder only!)
– DIGI
– 2LP (black, orange)
– DIGITAL

Pre-order the album digitally to receive “Sweet True Lies” instantly and listen to “Sweet True Lies” in the NB Novelties Playlists on Spotify or iTunes.

From Hell With Love track listing:
01. Cry Out For A Hero
02. From Hell With Love
03. Sweet True Lies
04. Repentless
05. Die By The Blade
06. Oceandeep
07. Unlimited Sin
08. True Believer
09. This Is War
10. Heart Of Steel
11. No Surrender
Bonus Tracks (DIGI and 2LP only!)
12. Killed By Death (MOTÖRHEAD Cover)
13. No Easy Way Out (ROBERT TEPPER Cover)

The album was once again recorded in Anton‘s own Sound Request Studio, and true to the motto “Never change a winning team”, the cover artwork was created by Roman Ismailov who worked on Berserker as well as the first record Kabanen wrote under the banner of BATTLE BEASTSteel (2012). From Hell With Love delivers everything that made fans love Anton‘s work in the first place. A slew of fast-paced tracks like the opener “Cry Out For A Hero” and “Repentless”, hymnic songs “Unlimited Sin” and “This Is War” and one of the band’s specialties, mid-tempo smashers that only BEAST IN BLACK can deliver are back and represented on the new disc by the lead single “Sweet True Lies” and the album’s title track. There’s one thing that all of these tracks have in common – each and every song catches the listener with irresistible melodies, taking residence in the listener’s mind from the moment they hear it.

BEAST IN BLACK live:

From Hell With Love Tour 2019

20.02. FIN Turku – Apollo
21.02. FIN Jyväskylä – Lutakko
22.02. FIN Tampere – Pakkahuone
23.02. FIN Helsinki – The Circus

w/ TURMION KÄTILÖT
Presented by
Metal Hammer (D), Rock It! (D), piranha (D), musix (D), powermetal.de (D)
27.02. D Hamburg – Markthalle
28.02. D Bochum – Zeche
01.03. NL Amsterdam – Melkweg (OZ)
02.03. B Vosselaar – Biebob
03.03. F Paris – La Maroquinerie
04.03. D Frankfurt – Batschkapp
05.03. D Saarbrücken – Garage
06.03. CH Pratteln – Z7
07.03. D Nuremberg – Hirsch
08.03. D Munich – Backstage (Werk)
09.03. D Stuttgart – Im Wizemann *SOLD OUT*
10.03. D Leipzig – Hellraiser
11.03. D Berlin – Columbia Theater
29.03. S Stockholm – Fryshuset Klubben
30.03. S Gothenburg – Sticky Fingers

Tickets for the German shows.

05.04. FIN Laukaa – Laukaanhovi *NEW*
06.04. FIN Nivala – Tuiskula *NEW*
10.04. FIN Kuopio – Henry’s Pub *NEW*
11.04. FIN Kajaani – Rock House Kulma *NEW*
12.04. FIN Kempele – ZRock
13.04. FIN Seinäjoki – Rytmikorjaamo *NEW*
17.04. FIN Kouvola – House of Rock Bar *NEW*
18.04. FIN Joensuu – Kerubi *NEW*
19.04. FIN Hämeenlinna – Aulanko Areena *NEW*
20.04. FIN Lahti – Finlandia-klubi *NEW*

31.05. – 02.06. CZ Pilsen – Metalfest Open Air
05. – 08.06. S Sölvesborg – Sweden Rock
11. – 13.07. D Balingen – Bang Your Head!!!
26. – 27.07. FIN Oulu – Qstock *NEW*
02. – 04.08. FIN Pori – Porispere *NEW*
14. – 17.08. D Dinkelsbühl – Summer Breeze *NEW*