Psychostick Posts New Video “Socks & Sandals (Pajama Pants)” Online

The kings of comedy rock Psychostick are hitting the road this coming October and November for “The Socks, Sandals & PJ Pants Tour” with Downtown Brown and Danimal Cannon (dates listed below) in support of their new album “DO”. But before they hit the road, they want fans to know the comfort of Socks, Sandals and Pajama Pants with their new music video.

“Being the cutting-edge connoisseurs of fashion that we are, we decided to theme our fall tour after our new music video and undeniable style, “Socks, Sandals, and PJ Pants”. We encourage all to come to the show in comfort, and forget about overrated things like “dignity” and “self-respect”. And we want to see a pajama pants pit.” says guitarist Josh ‘The J” Key.

You can watch the video below.

Oct 24 – St. Louis, MO – Fubar *
Oct 25 – Omaha, NE – Lookout Lounge *
Oct 26 – Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios
Oct 27 – Denver, CO – The Roxy Theater
Oct 28 – Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
Oct 30 – Boise, ID – The Shredder
Oct 31 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
Nov 1 – Portland, OR – Paris Theatre
Nov 2 – Placerville, CA – PJ’s Roadhouse #
Nov 3 – Cupertino, CA – The X Bar #
Nov 4 – Fullerton, CA – The Slide Bar # (cancelled)
Nov 6 – Fresno, CA – Full Circle Brewery #
Nov 7 – San Diego – Brick By Brick #
Nov 8 – Mesa, AZ – Club Red #
Nov 12 – Merriam, KS – Aftershock *#

*Does not include Downtown Brown
# Does not include Danimal Cannon

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Former Revocation Drummer Phil Dubois-Coyne Accepts $30,000 Settlement After Violent “Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival” Arrest

Ex-Revocation Drummer Phil Dubois-Coyne – now drum-tech for Cannibal Corpse – has accepted a $30,000 settlement from the Oklahoma City Council. Dubois-Coyne, suffered a broken arm when police arrested him at a concert afterparty for a ‘Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival‘ stop, early Aug. 8, 2014, at the Downtown Airpark.

The drummer was charged with public drunkenness, disorderly conduct and resisting a police officer. According to a report on the settlement filed by NewsOK Dubois-Coyne was among those chanting ‘fuck the police’ and singing the lyrics of Body Count‘s “Cop Killer” after watching the police arrest another individual.

“I felt this was beginning to incite actions against us and we were easily outnumbered by the crowd,” one officer wrote in a crime report.

The arresting officer, Kenneth Lile, reported he first tried to calm Dubois-Coyne down and explained officers were just trying to help an assault victim. He reported Dubois-Coyne leaned in and yelled, “Fuck you, kill ’em all!”

The officer reported he had to take Dubois-Coyne to the ground because the drummer was resisting being handcuffed. “I got him up and he said his arm was broken. I could see his upper left arm did appear broken,” the officer wrote. “The crowd around us began to get unruly.”

The officer reported Dubois-Coyne “was yelling profanity, insults and threats towards me and my family.” He also stated that the crowd had turned ugly and that he was forced to use his taser on an individual to get back to his police car.

“I could see other officers also making it through the crowd and they covered my back,” he wrote.

Dubois-Coyne filed a lawsuit against the city and three police officers in 2016, alleging false arrest and excessive force. The settlement arrives ahead of a jury trial which had been set to begin in January in Oklahoma City federal court.

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Necronomicon Adds More U.S. Tour Dates

Now wrapping up a September USA tour with label mates Rotting Christ and Dutch symphonic black metal trio Carach Angren, Canadian death metal group Necronomicon has announced additional headlining shows in the States.

You can catch Necronomicon live on these upcoming tour dates:

w/ Rotting Christ, Carach Angren:
09/26/16 – New Orleans, LA – Siberia

Necronomicon U.S. ates:
9/28 – Biloxi, MS – Zeppelin’s Pizzeria & Bar
9/29 – Raleigh, NC – Slim’s Downtown
9/30 – Chesapeake, VA – RiffHouse Pub
10/1 – Trenton, NJ – Championship Bar
10/2 – Rochester, NY – The Montage Music Hall

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Household Announces Co-Headline Tour Dates With Church Tongue

Household has announced a co-headlining tour alongside Indianapolis, Indiana’s Church Tongue. Dates can be found below. “Time Spent,” Household’s debut, full-length album, was released last year on Blood & Ink Records.

09/21 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Upper Room
09/22 Detroit, MI @ The Ritz
09/23 Columbus, OH @ Donato’s Basement
09/24 Montpelier, IN @ Like Minded Recordings
09/25 Evansville, IN @ The Wired
09/26 Louisville, KY @ Spinelli’s Downtown
09/27 Nashville, TN @ That 70’s House
09/28 Ringgold, GA @ Cloud Springs Deli
09/29 Apex, NC @ The Lodge
09/30 Lynchburg, VA @ Speakertree
10/01 Lemoyne, PA @ The Champ
10/02 Albany, NY @ Fuzebox
10/03 Kent, OH @ The Outpost

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Cryptic Hymn Announces Summer U.S. Tour Dates

Cryptic Hymn just issued the following brief announcement about upcoming August / September tour dates: “Next month we embark once again into the summer heat to shred uncharted territory in the lower regions of the US. See you at a show! More dates to be announced.”

8/25 – Paducah, KY @ Paducah Beer Werks
8/26 – Atlanta, GA @ 529
8/27 – Huntsville, AL @ The Coppertop
8/28 – Memphis, TN @ Murphy’s
8/30 – Tulsa, OK @ Downtown Lounge
8/31 – Dallas, TX @ Reno’s
9/1 – Austin, TX @ The Lost Well
9/3 – San Antonio, TX @ The Korova
9/4 – El Paso, TX @ The Sandbox
9/5 – Tucson, AZ @ The Rat Trap
9/8 – Wichita, KS @ The Lizard’s Lounge

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Jason W. Walton Streams New Track “Yakshi”

“Mara” is the eclectic solo seven-inch from Agalloch bassist/Self Spiller master draftsman Jason W. Walton. Composed via field recordings from various places he would visit, Walton captured the din of humanity on the downtown Portland streets, the rush of ocean waves in Southern California, and the mysteriously comforting monologues emanating from an AM radio.

Walton thematically composed these songs around his struggle with sleep paralysis – a phenomenon in which a person, either falling asleep or awakening, temporarily experiences an inability to move, speak, and react.

Following the stream of “Alp,” today the song “Yakshi” comes online for communal discovery with Walton noting:

“‘Yakshi’ is the second and final track of ‘Mara’ and deals with the terror and helplessness one experiences when in the throes of sleep paralysis. In this state your mind is awake yet your body is paralyzed. Your cries of desperation travel no further than your own head and are obscured by the buzzing waves of darkness. ‘Yakishi’ encapsulates this experience and gives me surges of anxiety each time I listen.”

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Jason W. Walton Streaming New Track “Alp”

“Mara” is the soon-to-be-released seven-inch from Agalloch bassist/Self Spiller mastermind, Jason W. Walton.

Arranged during the summer months of 2013, Walton collected field recordings from places he would visit, capturing the din of humanity on the downtown Portland streets, the rush of ocean waves in Southern California, and the mysteriously comforting monologues emanating from an AM radio.

During mid-2014, Walton manipulated and processed these sounds into disturbingly haunting pieces which would become the basis of “Mara.” Today the first helping of “Mara” comes online titled “Alp.” If you dig ambient weirdosity, check it out below.

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Jason W. Walton Releasing “Mara” Album

Agalloch bassist and Self Spiller mastermind Jason W. Walton has been creating surreal and otherworldly soundscapes for over twenty years.

In the ’90s he began working under the name Nothing and released four full-length albums and various EPs. He performed live as Nothing in the Midwest and the West Coast before retiring the name in 2003. Watlon remained busy with other musical endeavors knowing that a return to ambient noise was imminent.

In the summer of 2013, Walton began the songwriting process again by collecting field recordings from places he would visit. He captured the din of humanity on the downtown Portland streets, the rush of ocean waves in Southern California, and the mysteriously comforting monologues emanating from an AM radio.

During mid-2014, Walton manipulated and processed these sounds into disturbingly haunting pieces which would become the basis of his soon-to-be released “Mara” seven-inch.

Walton decided to thematically compose these songs around his struggle with sleep paralysis — a phenomenon in which a person, either falling asleep or awakening, temporarily experiences an inability to move, speak, and react. While creating these tracks he deprived himself of sleep and recounted his episodes of sleep paralysis within the two tracks contained in “Mara.” During episodes of sleep paralysis, Walton states he sometimes feels like he has some kind of spiritual connection or “visit” from lost loved ones.

1. 11:43 PM – Alp
2. 3:21 AM – Yakshi

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Jason W. Walton Releasing “Mara” Album

Agalloch bassist and Self Spiller mastermind Jason W. Walton has been creating surreal and otherworldly soundscapes for over twenty years.

In the ’90s he began working under the name Nothing and released four full-length albums and various EPs. He performed live as Nothing in the Midwest and the West Coast before retiring the name in 2003. Watlon remained busy with other musical endeavors knowing that a return to ambient noise was imminent.

In the summer of 2013, Walton began the songwriting process again by collecting field recordings from places he would visit. He captured the din of humanity on the downtown Portland streets, the rush of ocean waves in Southern California, and the mysteriously comforting monologues emanating from an AM radio.

During mid-2014, Walton manipulated and processed these sounds into disturbingly haunting pieces which would become the basis of his soon-to-be released “Mara” seven-inch.

Walton decided to thematically compose these songs around his struggle with sleep paralysis — a phenomenon in which a person, either falling asleep or awakening, temporarily experiences an inability to move, speak, and react. While creating these tracks he deprived himself of sleep and recounted his episodes of sleep paralysis within the two tracks contained in “Mara.” During episodes of sleep paralysis, Walton states he sometimes feels like he has some kind of spiritual connection or “visit” from lost loved ones.

1. 11:43 PM – Alp
2. 3:21 AM – Yakshi

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Anthrax DVD “Chile On Hell” To Premiere At N.Y. And L.A. Theaters September 15th

Before you get down to moshing in the privacy of your own home, you can do some serious partying in either Los Angeles or New York when Anthrax’s “Chile On Hell” live DVD is premieres on Monday, September 15th, the day before its general release.

Not only will attendees be among the first to see the thrash-masters performing an extended set that features all the fan-favorites in front of a sold-out, rabid crowd in Santiago, Chile, but each event will feature a special Q&A, with Scott Ian and “Chile On Hell’s” producer Jay Rustin at the L.A. screening and Anthrax’s Frank Bello at New York’s.

The premiere is free to fans who pre-order the “Chile On Hell” Blu-ray or DVD from either Vintage Vinyl in Fords, NJ, Looney Tunes in West Babylon, NY, or Amoeba Records in Los Angeles, CA. Each pre-order comes with one wristband that entitles the holder to attend the premiere. Wristbands are limited, and when they’re gone, they’re gone.

The New York premiere will take place at 9:00PM ET at Cinema Village, 22 E. 12th Street – head to this location for full details. The L.A. premiere is set for 9:00PM PT at the Downtown Independent Theatre, 251 S. Main Street, with more info over here.

“Chile On Hell” will be released on Tuesday, September 16th and showcases the band performing at the Teatro Caupolican in Santiago, Chile on May 10, 2013.

“Santiago was the perfect place to film the show for this,” said Anthrax’s Charlie Benante. “When we’d played there in the past, we’d finish our set, play our encore and go back to the dressing room. But every time, the fans would continue to scream and cheer and clap. I mean, they went on and on, they wouldn’t stop. One time Scott and I walked out to the side of the stage just to watch what was going on in the audience, it was intense. Why wouldn’t we want to film a DVD in front of an audience like that?”

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