Redemption launches video for new single, “Someone Else’s Problem”, online

– July 10th, 2018 –

On July 27th, Redemption will release their seventh full-length album, Long Night’s Journey into Day – the first to be produced with Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Primal Fear, Amaranthe, Doro, etc.). For a preview of Long Night’s Journey into Day, the band has launched a video for the new single, “Someone Else’s Problem” (directed by Patric Ulleaus / Revolver Films; Evergrey, Amaranthe, Dimmu Borgir, Europe, Arch Enemy), which can be viewed at: youtube.com/watch?v=QQKHm_l-vcc

For another preview of Long Night’s Journey into Day, the previous singles – “Little Men” and “Indulge In Color” – can be heard now at: metalblade.com/redemption – where the record can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:


– ltd. first edition Digipak-CD with 2 exclusive bonus tracks
– jewel-case CD
– 180g black vinyl
– navy-blue/red marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
– transparent light blue marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
– marine blue/green marbled vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

The follow-up to 2016′s The Art Of Loss, which van Dyk counts amongst Redemption‘s very best, Long Night’s Journey Into Day is inarguably the sound of a band at the height of their powers. As followers of Redemption are also aware, it is the first full-length since the departure of vocalist Ray Alder, and features the debut of Evergrey vocalist Tom Englund. “We were unable to tour ‘The Art Of Loss‘ because Ray was not able to actively participate in Redemption any longer, so we decided it was time to part company shortly after its release. Ray is a dear friend, and I have nothing but respect and love for him and what we created together. But at some point, it just became untenable.” Of course, Alder’s shoes were not exactly going to be easy to fill, and it was essential that his successor be someone who would immediately command respect, as well as somebody who could exceed expectations when it came to performance. Moreover, it was integral that they had someone who could fully invest in the lyrical themes concerning the human condition, which have always been central to Redemption. So, the fact that from the beginning of his career Englund has penned lyrics about feelings of doubt, fear and despair with an unshakable emotional authenticity made him the perfect choice. “Because of the power of his voice and the emotion he brings, this isn’t going to be a shocking transition for fans. Tom’s also a very versatile vocalist, and being a songwriter, he has a tremendous melodic and compositional sensibility, and on top of that, we’ve known each other for many years, and there is a level of not just professional respect but personal friendship to it all.”

Guitarists Chris Poland (Megadeth, OHM) and Simone Mularoni (DGM) return as guest musicians. When it came to backing up the music with visuals, the band once again turned to a longtime collaborator, Travis Smith, whose humbling resumé includes records by bands such as Art Of Defiance, Opeth and Iced Earth.

Long Night’s Journey into Day track-listing
1. Eyes You Dare Not Meet in Dreams
2. Someone Else’s Problem
3. The Echo Chamber
4. Impermanent
5. Indulge in Color
6. Little Men
7. And Yet
8. The Last of Me
9. New Year’s Day
10. Long Night’s Journey into Day

As previously announced, Redemption will appear at ProgPower USA 2018, along with a special show at the Whisky A Go Go, with more USA dates coming soon. See below for all dates!

Redemption live:
Sept. 7 – Atlanta, GA – Center Stage (ProgPower USA)
Sept. 19 – Los Angeles, CA – Whisky A Go Go

Redemption line-up:
Tom Englund – vocals
Nick van Dyk – guitars
Sean Andrews – bass
Chris Quirarte – drums
Vikram Shankar – keyboards

Redemption online:
http://redemptionweb.com
https://www.facebook.com/RedemptionBand
https://twitter.com/RedemptionOfcl

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Monte Pittman launches “New Blood Keeps Us Alive” video

– October 12th, 2017 –

Having released his latest full-length, Inverted Grasp of Balance, last year via Metal Blade Records, Monte Pittman is now launching a new video for the album track, “New Blood Keeps Us Alive” (by Travis Colbert: http://bit.ly/2iijkXC). To view the video, please visit: youtube.com/watch?v=tU6RECXtUi8

Monte Pittman comments: “I discovered the Bravo Tip Or Pay app from performing for the Ultimate Jam Night at the Whisky A Go Go. I think it’s something that could change every musicians’ life. I’ve been selling tickets to my shows and selling merchandise at shows using their app. They’ve been coming with me on some shows and brought along Travis Colbert to film content. While in New York, I was sitting around playing my acoustic where we were staying and Travis started filming me. He said, ‘We could make a video’. Once I saw what he filmed, we immediately started filming the ‘New Blood Keeps Us Alive’ video since that’s the only track that has acoustic guitar on it. We have been filming for more videos coming out soon also.”

Catch Monte Pittman live across the USA this fall/winter – see below for upcoming dates!
Oct. 21 – Los Angeles, CA – Hi Hat (Metal Assault showcase)
Nov. 4 – Shreveport, LA – Strange Brew
Dec. 1 – Dubuque, IA – The Lift
Dec. 2 – Milwaukee, WI – Lucky Chance
Dec. 9 – New York, NY – VYNL (Black Rose Room)
Dec. 21 – Los Angeles, CA – Whisky A GoGo

There are great guitarists, great vocalists and great songwriters, but Monte Pittman is one of the elite few who can truly lay claim to all three titles. With his fourth full-length, Inverted Grasp of Balance, he has once again raised the stakes, delivering a riveting collection of full force metal that showcases his continuing evolution, undoubtedly expanding his devout – and ravenous – fan base. The record also features powerhouse drummer Richard Christy of Charred Walls Of The Damned/Iced Earth/Death fame and virtuoso bassist Billy Sheehan, famous for his work with a plethora of talented artists – including David Lee Roth, Mr. Big and, more recently, Winery Dogs. The skill of all concerned explodes from the speakers!

To preview and purchase Inverted Grasp of Balance, please visit: metalblade.com/montepittman

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Pro-Shot Video Highlights Of Metallica, Anthrax, Guns N’ Roses Members Etc. Performing At Lemmy’s 70th-Birthday Party Posted

Pro shot video highlights – directed and produced by Robert John and Greg Olliver – of Motörhead frontman Lemmy’s 70th birthday party can be seen below. The event was held on December 13 at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, CA.

Among others following musicians performed at the event:

Slash (Guns N’ Roses)
Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses)
Matt Sorum (Guns N’ Roses)
Gilby Clarke (Guns N’ Roses)
Robert Trujillo (Metallica)
Charlie Benante (Anthrax)
Scott Ian (Anthrax)
Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society)
Steve Vai
Billy Duffy (The Cult)
Sebastian Bach (Skid Row)
Whitfield Crane (Ugly Kid Joe)
Bob Kulick (Meat Loaf, Alice Cooper)
Billy Idol
Rob “Blasko” Nicholson (Ozzy Osbourne)
Paul Inder (Lemmy’s son)

Check out also a 360 Video of the event after the jump:

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Asesino (Feat. Fear Factory Members): Live Footage Of Slayer “Angel Of Death” Cover

Asesino – feat. Fear Factory guitarist Dino Cazares and Fear Factory bassist Tony Campos (on bass & vocals) is streaming live footage performing a cover version of the Slayer classic “Angel Of Death”, shot during the band’s live performance at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California last friday, December 18, 2015.

Check it out now below.

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Steel Panther To Headline Benefit Concert At Whisky A Go-Go

Following a hilariously baffling Larry King appearance, Steel Panther will headline a night of rockstars hitting the stage at the Whisky A Go-Go on August 17th to raise money for a sweet little girl named Charlotte. Pick up your tickets at this location.

This is a special night not only for Charlotte but also to Phil X (Bon Jovi) and his wife Lindy. “Both Christine and my wife Lindy were pregnant at the same time,” explains Phil X. “When Charlotte was diagnosed with leukemia we felt that helping this little girl we care about to get the proper care – Well, we just knew it was the right thing to do. People need to know about childhood leukemia. It is devastating for a family.”

Charlotte, who is only 20 months old, will require 2 years of chemo. Phil X called upon his friends to help get this benefit together. Actor/Director Greg Grunberg (Heroes/Star Wars: The Force Awakens) will host this night of all-stars: Steel Panther, Phil X & The Drills (Phil X/Bon Jovi, Randy Cooke/Ringo Starr & Daniel Spree), and Richie Kotzen Trio and The Barb Wire Dolls opening.

The guests that are jumping in with The Drills are Billy Sheehan (Winery Dogs/Mr. Big), Matt Starr (Ace Frehely/Mr. Big), dUg Pinnick (King’s X) and Brian Tichy (Dead Daisies/ Moby Dicks/Foreigner), Marq Torien (Bulletboys) and Scotti Hill (Skid Row).

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Warbringer Banned From House Of Blues Anaheim

Joining the likes of Skeletonwitch and other esteemed metal alumni, the recently reformed Warbringer has been banned from playing the House Of Blues for lyrical content. Warbringer comments:

“So a special announcement from the folks at Disney Inc. Warbringer has been banned from the show with Meshuggah on April 13th at the House of Blues Anaheim.

“The show will proceed but we won’t be on it. Our band name/image/lyrical content are somehow objectionable to proper Disney image and family values. We are not told of specifically why. We will still appear the following day at the San Diego House of Blues as Disney has nothing to do with that one.

“As the person who wrote all our lyrics, I’m not sure how anything I’ve written is worse than:

-the goose-stepping Nazi hyenas from Scar’s song in the lion king
-the racist crows in Dumbo
-Bambi in general (“Mom! Nooo!)

“Remember everyone, censorship blows. Hope to see you guys’ support at the Whisky April 30th.”

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Monte Pittman Posts “Delusions of Grandeur,” “Away from Here,” and “Missing” Videos

Guitarist and vocalist Monte Pittman released “The Power of Three” exactly one year ago, today. To celebrate the anniversary, three new music videos have been released. “Delusions of Grandeur,” “Away from Here,” and “Missing,” are online now in the YouTube playlist below.

“Delusions of Grandeur” was shot at the end of 2014 with bassist Max Whipple and drummer Scott Fuller with director Vince Edwards. “Away from Here” was shot by Brad Jurjens and AJ Satsangi, and “Missing” was shot live at the Whisky a Go Go by Brad Jurjens and Ian Shea.

Monte Pittman will be busy in 2015, beginning this week with the NAMM convention, and performing as part of the Randy Rhoads Remembered show at the Observatory in Santa Ana, CA.

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Monte Pittman releases three music videos

– January 21st, 2015 –

Performing at NAMM and on tour with Ministry

Guitarist and vocalist Monte Pittman released “The Power of Three” exactly one year ago, today! To celebrate the anniversary, three new music videos have been released! “Delusions of Grandeur,” “Away from Here,” and “Missing,” are online now in the youtube playlist HERE. “Delusions of Grandeur” was shot at the end of 2014 with bassist Max Whipple and drummer Scott Fuller with director Vince Edwards. “Away from Here” was shot by Brad Jurjens and AJ Satsangi, and “Missing” was shot live at the Whisky a Go Go by Brad Jurjens and Ian Shea.

Monte Pittman will be busy in 2015, beginning this week with the NAMM convention, and performing as part of the Randy Rhoads Remembered show at the Observatory in Santa Ana, CA. The show features the some of the world’s best guitarists as they pay tribute to Rhoads. The legion of shredders will be playing each song from “Blizzard of Ozz” and “Diary of a Madman”, as well as others with house band “The Madmen”! Doors are at 6pm and tickets are available at observatoryoc.com.

Ministry will be touring soon, with a touring lineup that includes bassist Tony Campos, drummer Aaron Rossi, keyboardist John Bechdel, Monte Pittman on guitar, and of course, Al Jourgensen! The dates include festival performances at Rock on the Range, Rocklahoma, and Welcome to Rockville. The tour dates begin in February and tickets are on sale now at ticketmaster.com. Photos from currents rehearsals and updates can be found now at facebook.com/Ministry.

combines a Metallica attack with catchy choruses and uplifting melodies…highly engaging.Metal Hammer UK

the tunes flirt with thrash and guitar-guy prog…great groove and melodiesRevolver Magazine

Dark and brooding, yet consistently catchy and ultimately upliftingFearnet.com

Keep up with Monte Pittman at the following locations:
http://www.montepittman.com
https://www.facebook.com/MontePittman
http://www.youtube.com/MontePittmanMusic
https://soundcloud.com/montepittman
http://twitter.com/montepittman
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https://montepittman.bandpage.com
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Monte Pittman releases three music videos

– January 21st, 2015 –

Performing at NAMM and on tour with Ministry

Guitarist and vocalist Monte Pittman released “The Power of Three” exactly one year ago, today! To celebrate the anniversary, three new music videos have been released! “Delusions of Grandeur,” “Away from Here,” and “Missing,” are online now in the youtube playlist HERE. “Delusions of Grandeur” was shot at the end of 2014 with bassist Max Whipple and drummer Scott Fuller with director Vince Edwards. “Away from Here” was shot by Brad Jurjens and AJ Satsangi, and “Missing” was shot live at the Whisky a Go Go by Brad Jurjens and Ian Shea.

Monte Pittman will be busy in 2015, beginning this week with the NAMM convention, and performing as part of the Randy Rhoads Remembered show at the Observatory in Santa Ana, CA. The show features the some of the world’s best guitarists as they pay tribute to Rhoads. The legion of shredders will be playing each song from “Blizzard of Ozz” and “Diary of a Madman”, as well as others with house band “The Madmen”! Doors are at 6pm and tickets are available at observatoryoc.com.

Ministry will be touring soon, with a touring lineup that includes bassist Tony Campos, drummer Aaron Rossi, keyboardist John Bechdel, Monte Pittman on guitar, and of course, Al Jourgensen! The dates include festival performances at Rock on the Range, Rocklahoma, and Welcome to Rockville. The tour dates begin in February and tickets are on sale now at ticketmaster.com. Photos from currents rehearsals and updates can be found now at facebook.com/Ministry.

combines a Metallica attack with catchy choruses and uplifting melodies…highly engaging.Metal Hammer UK

the tunes flirt with thrash and guitar-guy prog…great groove and melodiesRevolver Magazine

Dark and brooding, yet consistently catchy and ultimately upliftingFearnet.com

Keep up with Monte Pittman at the following locations:
http://www.montepittman.com
https://www.facebook.com/MontePittman
http://www.youtube.com/MontePittmanMusic
https://soundcloud.com/montepittman
http://twitter.com/montepittman
http://www.instagram.com/montepittman
https://montepittman.bandpage.com
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Thrown Into Exile Premieres New Song “Restore the Truth”

Thrown Into Exile a metal act hailing from Los Angeles has revealed its new lineup to include ex-Scar the Martyr frontman Henry Derek. Now the band has also unveiled a new track with a guest appearance by ex-DevilDriver drummer John Boecklin titled “Restore the Truth”.

Thrown Into Exile will be performing their first show ever with the new lineup on December 26 with Death Angel at the Whisky A Go Go.

Check out “Restore the Truth” below.

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