Thunderosa Talks SXSW Spillover Shows, Thanks Fans For 20 Years Of Support

Thunderosa has been working hard playing shows to commemorate the band’s 20-year-anniversary, including a recent stop at Texas Mist and a San Antonio spill over show. Guitarist/singer AJ Mac comments:

“Bands come to SXSW lose lots of money, have no where to park, so San Antonio understands the hardships of SXSW in Austin. They do their own group of shows as SXSW spillover concerts. The city takes good care of the bands-they take way better care than SXSW.”

The group is primed to play 311 with The Heroine on Friday March 17th, Saint Patrick’s Day and you know there will be a party at that show. The day after, Thundderosa plays in New Caney, Texas for the Texas Hoedown car show. Then that night the group will join metal/crossover legend Billy Milano at the Key Bar.

20 years of rock ‘n roll is quite the feat and Thunderosa realizes it couldn’t have happened without the fans. Mac further comments:

“We are grateful to our fans for all the years they’ve supported us. We couldn’t have done it without you, we wouldn’t exist without you and it’s not like it’s a choir loving you, we love it every time you come down to our show. You don’t just come down, you participate. You get your assess of those chairs and dance, bang your head, slam dance, sing along and we have a good time. We look forward to every show seeing our fans having a good time and we, in turn, have a good time.

“The longevity of 20 years is something great. To know you’ve had friends and fans for that long of a time is something else. I love seeing someone come to a show, maybe from the Arizona days, wearing a t-shirt representing that period of time. It brings back memories. While we have a lot of great memories, we’re making more at every show. I love meeting new people and seeing them enjoy our music. Here’s to 20 years! Cheers (and beers, whisky if ya got it)!”

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Trojans Posts “Mark Of The Crown” Lyric Video

Two weeks ago, Sydney’s up-and-coming heavy outfit Trojans dropped latest single “Mark of the Crown” featuring a guest vocal appearance from Aversions Crown’s vocalist Mark Poida, along with revealing details on upcoming EP, “The Blissful Hollow.”

Today the Trojans crew releases a lyric video for the track and announces tour dates alongside Mirrors and As Paradise Falls.

Friday March 24th – Melbourne 18+ Last Chance Rock N Roll Bar
Saturday March 25th – Melbourne AA Wrangler Studios
Friday March 31st – Newcastle 18+ Hamilton Station Hotel
Saturday April 1st – Sydney 18+ Bald Faced Stag
Sunday April 2nd – Wollongong AA Mix N Mosh II – Towradgi Surf Life Saving Club
Saturday April 7th – Brisbane 18+ Crowbar

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Hollow World Streams New Song “Wildfire”

Melbourne’s melodic death metal maestros from Hollow World are today unleashing their savage new track “Wildfire” uinto the world. The track is a fresh look into the band’s new record due for release on Friday March 17th, entitled “Exanimate.”

New album “Exanimate” consists of two stories – one about a super virus that wipes out the human race, the second about the human race being a virus that wipes out the world and renders it uninhabitable.

Both these stories twist and turn around each other as the album plays out, exploring the similarities between what a super-aggressive virus can do to a living body and the irreparable destruction that human beings are inflicting on our planet.

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Gravehill To Record New Album, Announces Tour Dates

Gravehill will be supporting Deceased for the upcoming “March of the Cadavers” 2013 tour, with dates available below. Gravehill also commented:

“These dates will mark our first live outing for 2013, we will be busy rehearsing then recording our next album, the follow up to ‘When all Roads Lead to Hell’ throughout January and February then finishing by the end of March. A press release regarding our next album ‘Death Curse’ shall be coming soon… HAIL HELL!!!”

Saturday March 9th “Hooligans” Albuquerque, NM
Sunday March 10th “Rocky Point Cantina” Phoenix, AZ
Monday March 11th “Slidebar” Fullerton, CA
Tuesday March 12th “Los Globos” Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday March 13th “Elbo Room” San Francisco, CA
Thursday March 14th “Burt’s Tiki Lounge” Salt Lake City, UT
Friday March 15th “Aqualung” Denver, CO
Saturday March 16th “Cheyenne Saloon” Las Vegas, NV (No Deceased)

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GWAR Holds Cory Smoot Memorial Show With Special Guest Randy Blythe

On Saturday night, January 7th, 2012, the metal community took another step in dealing with the tragic death of long-time GWAR guitarist Cory Smoot by holding the first of two events in a three-show schedule of shows designed to support the Smoot Family Foundation and honor the life of this prolific artist, who died of a heart attack this past November at the age of only 34.

Cory had played the role of Flattus Maximus in the world’s most infamous band for eleven years, as well as participated in many side projects, while at the same time producing and engineering tons of records at his always busy Karma Studios. In doing so he had become a treasured part of the local and national metal scene, and they turned out in force to both events, opening their hearts to Cory’s family in a completely selfless display of solidarity, respect, and generosity.

Cory’s widow, Jaime, who is pregnant with Cory’s child, had this message for the fans: “I want to sincerely thank ALL the friends and fans for their amazing donations and support!! Thanks to Eve and Brent for organizing the events, to the businesses that contributed raffle prizes, and to the venues and bands for making the shows awesome!! You guys made Cory, the baby and me very proud!”

Show highlights included Lamb of God lead singer Randy Blythe singing for thrashers Cannabis Corpse. Blythe was later joined by Municipal Waste lead singer Tony Foresta in shearing off five years of hair from GWAR lead singer Dave Brockie’s head, which was raffled off to a lucky winner but ended up everywhere. But the most stirring performance came from Cory’s band mates Mensrea, who pulled themselves together for a powerful and emotional tribute to the life of this truly amazing man.

The show Saturday night at the Canal Club was also the CD release party for Cory’s solo record, “When Worlds Collide,” which will be coming out on Metal Blade Records soon. The next planned event is on Friday March 16th, when GWAR, Municipal Waste, and Ghoul will play at the National Theater. All funds raised at the show will go to the Smoot Family Fund. For those who can’t make it and still wish to donate, they can do so here.

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