Gus G Premieres New Music Video “Force Majeure” Featuring UFO’s Vinnie Moore

Gus G (Firewind, ex-Ozzy Osbourne) premieres a new music video for his track “Force Majeure“. UFO guitarist Vinnie Moore guests on this song, which is taken from Gus G‘s latest effort, “Fearless“.

Both Gus and Moore are currently out on tour with Richie Kotzen. Dates for that run include:

09/21 Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver
09/23 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
09/24 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
09/26 Oakland, CA – Yoshi’s
09/28 Santa Clarita, CA – Canyon Club
09/29 Agoura Hills, CA – Canyon Club
09/30 Pasadena, CA – The Rose

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Prong & Powerflo West Coast Mini-Tour Announced

Prong, Powerflo (Cypress Hill, Biohazard, etc.) announce a West Coast mini-tour together for the spring:

03/29 Phoenix, AZ – Club Red
03/30 Fullerton, CA – Slidebar
04/02 San Jose, CA – The Ritz
04/03 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
04/04 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
04/07 Las Vegas, NV – Backstage Bar
04/08 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick

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Neurosis Kicking Off “Fires Within Fires” Tour Dates

In the wake of releasing eleventh studio album, “Fires Within Fires,” Neurosis continues to book new live performances in support of the record into 2017, with a newly-booked tour of New Zealand and Australia just announced for February.

Neurosis’ impending live schedule leads with two special shows for “Fires Within Fires” in London next week, which will see the band performing with Earth on November 7th, and Discharge and Subhumans November 8th.

The newly-confirmed first 2017 tour dates for Neurosis see the band them traversing the Pacific for a run through New Zealand and Australia. Running from February 14th through 18th, 2017 the band will play in Wellington, Auckland, Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne.

11/07/2016 Koko – London, UK w/ Earth
11/08/2016 Koko – London, UK w/ Discharge, Subhumans
11/25/2016 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR w/ Yob, Kowloon Walled City [all ages]
11/26/2016 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR w/ Yob, Kowloon Walled City [21+]
12/17/2016 Regency Grand Ballroom – San Francisco, CA w/ Yob, Kowloon Walled City
12/18/2016 Regent Theater – Los Angeles, CA @ The Power Of The Riff
12/19/2016 Neumos – Seattle, WA w/ Yob, Sumac [21+]
12/20/2016 Venue – Vancouver, BC w/ Yob, Sumac [19+]
2/14/2017 San Fran – Wellington, NZ
2/15/2017 Kings Arms – Auckland, NZ
2/16/2017 The Triffid – Brisbane, AU w/ Dispossessed
2/17/2017 Manning Bar – Sydney, AU w/ Dispossessed
2/18/2017 The Croxton – Melbourne, AU w/ Dispossessed

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Omnikage Posts “Wrong Side” Music Video

Omnikage, currently on tour with Fear Factory and Soilwork, has released a new official video for “Wrong Side,” taken from debut album “Acceptance,” which is set to be released in May.

Check out he new music video below, and you can also see Omnikage live on these upcoming “Demanufacture” tour dates:

5/1 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
5/3 Slims – San Francisco, CA
5/4 LVCS – Las Vegas, NV
5/5 Brick by Brick – San Diego, CA
5/6 Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ
5/7 Fonda Theatre – Los Angeles, CA

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Artizan Gearing Up For U.S. Tour Dates With Fates Warning

Artizan will be joining Fates Warning for the second leg of the band’s U.S. tour kicking off December 3rd.

Artizan will be performing in support of latest album “Ancestral Energy” and you can catch the band live with Fates Warning on these dates:

TU 03.12.2013 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
WE 04.12.2013 San Antonio, TX – Backstage Live
TH 05.12.2013 Dallas, TX – Trees
SA 07.12.2013 Tempe, AZ – Club Red
SU 08.12.2013 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
TU 10.12.2013 Los Angeles, CA – The Whisky
WE 11.12.2013 San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
FR 13.12.2013 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
SA 14.12.2013 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven

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Avant Guardian Streaming New Self-Titled EP

California power metal act Avant Guardian has posted the band’s self-titled EP online for streaming via Bandcamp. Give the release a listen through the player below, or buy the EP in digital or physical format at this location.

“Avant Guardian” was recorded, produced, mixed, and mastered at AG Studios in Hawthorne, CA. The track listing is as follows:

1. Prelude 01:24
2. Terra Nostra 04:43
3. Rise To Glory 04:45
4. Call Of Avarice 04:54
5. Atonement 05:58
6. Path To Vengeance 05:53

Avant Guardian by Avant Guardian

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Red Fang Announces Grant High Art Department Benefit Show

Over 20 years ago, while a student at Fort Collins High School, Aaron Beam of Red Fang helped stand up for music programs put at risk due to lack of funding. Today, Portland schools are struggling to fully fund art, photography, ceramics, and other arts classes. Red Fang is honored to headline this benefit to give Portland students greater access to the arts, and have basic materials like paint, paper, and clay.

This special event “A Benefit For Grant High Art Department” is scheduled to take place Friday May 25th at the Hawthorne Theater in Portland, OR. Red Fang will be headlining the event with support coming from Lopez, Nether Regions, and Grant High’s own Hell’s Parrish. Doors for the show at are 7:00 pm with the first band hitting the stage at 7:30 pm. Tickets can be purchased for the show here.

Red Fang’s Aaron Beam commented on the state of Grant High’s Arts Program: “It is a shame that Grant High’s arts are underfunded, and a bit mysterious to me. Young artists looking for cheap venues to create and display their works move to and revitalize cities and neighborhoods. It happens repeatedly. I watched it happen in Portland in the 1990s, with artist communities such as The Lab and The Modern Zoo, and clubs like the X-Ray.”

In other Red Fang tour news the band is currently on a European headlining tour with support coming from label mates Black Tusk. The tour runs through May 5th in Essen, Germany. Following those dates, Red Fang will head to Russia and Ukraine for three special shows.

w/ Black Tusk
4/24: Helsinki, Finland @ Tavastia
4/26: Hamburg, Germany @ Hafenklang
4/27: Wiesbaden, Germany @ Schlachthof
4/28: Winterthur, Schweiz @ Gaswerk
4/29: Salzburg, Austria @ Rockhouse Bar
4/30: Bozen, Italy @ Halle 28
5/1: Wien, Austria @ Arena
5/2: München, Germany @ Feierwerk
5/3: Wroclaw, Poland @ Asymetry Festival
5/4: Kiel, Germany @ Schaubude
5/5: Essen, Germany @ Cafe Nova

Russian Tour
5/6: Kiev, Ukraine TBA
5/7: Moscow, Russia Plan B
5/8: St. Petersburg, Russia Orlandina

“A Benefit For Grant High Art Department”
5/25: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater

“Orion Music + More Festival”
6/23: Atlantic City, NJ @ Bader Field

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Verah Falls Splits With Drummer And Guitarist

Verah Falls vocalist Craig Prater has issued the following announcement about splitting with the band’s drummer and guitarist:

“Hey everyone, it’s Craig. We felt like it was time for a us to let you guys in on what’s been going on with us lately. Around a month ago we parted ways with our drummer Jake Martin and guitarist Kyle Gilmer. Now I don’t really want to go into details as to what transpired, but we wish Kyle and Jake the best in whatever avenue of life they decide to pursue.

“With that being said, Verah Falls is not breaking up. We’ve worked too hard to simply let something like this fall apart. We do have 2 new members that we can’t wait to announce and we’ll be tracking a new song with our new members at the end for February as well as releasing new promo shots with our new members as well.

“Our first show with them will be February 4th at the Hawthorne Theater with Everyone Dies in Utah, Legacy, Call Us Forgotten, and Delta Bravo! We’ve got tickets for 10 bucks so come out and welcome our new members to the Verah Falls family! As well, we’ll be heading out on warped tour this summer and we can’t wait to see you all!”

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Hawthorne Heights on Self-Managing, Starting Own Label

This is a really good read for unsigned bands: Hawthorne Heights discusses leaving Wind-Up, starting their own label, releasing an EP trilogy, booking their own tour, and more in an interview with Alt Press. H/T: pschrade

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Hawthorne Heights on Self-Managing, Starting Own Label

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Blindside Announce U.S. Tour

Blindside will begin a U.S. tour in support of their latest release ‘With Shivering Hearts We Wait‘ in September, click here for dates.

September 3th in St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
September 6th in Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
September 7th in Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
September 9th in Dayton, OH @ Attic Club
September 10th in Nashville, TN @ Rocketown
September 11th in Little Rock, AR @ Juanita’s
September 12th in Dallas, TX @ The Door
September 16th in Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
September 19th in Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
September 20th in Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
September 23rd in Pomana, CA @ The Glasshouse

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Blindside Announce U.S. Tour

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