Leighton, PA-based hard rock powerhouse Another Day Dawns have released their latest single “Look At You” plus the accompanying music video. Speaking on the release, front man Dakota Sean shares:
“Our new single “Look At You” is a very different approach from our last few singles. We had tons of fun writing and working in this one, it’s kind of a newer sound that we all feel still fits what we as the band stand for.”
The band also has a string of tour dates this summer. Watch the video for “Look At You” here or at the link below and see the band’s high-energy live show on the road (see below for more info).
September 3 – Green Bay, WI – EPIC Event Center September 4 – Newport, KY – PromoWest Pavilion at Ovation September 5 – Madison, WI – The Sylvee September 7 – Wichita, KS – TempleLive September 8 – Fort Smith, AR – TempleLive September 11 – Danville, VA – Blue Ridge Rock Festival September 12 – Montclair, NJ – Wellmont Theater (*with Breaking Benjamin and Miss May I) September 23 – Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life Festival September 25 – Orlando, FL – Rebel Rock Festival October 9 – Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival
Formed in 2010, the Leighton, PA-based band Another Day Dawns continues to be the most talked-about up-and-coming rock act in the Northeast to Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. Led by front man Dakota Sean, guitarist Tyler Ritter, bassist Jerome Betz, and drummer Nick McGeehan, the band released their EP ‘A Different Life’ in February 2018 which landed them a charting spot on Billboard and solidified their foundation in the active rock market. Hitting the road with bands such as Hinder, Issues, Cold, Buckcherry, and Sevendust, the band has amassed a devoted and growing following. Be sure to stay tuned for more Another Day Dawns news coming soon.
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Genre-bending, modern metallers, Crown The Empire, have dropped a brand new track, “In Another Life” today. The song features an incredible guest vocal performance from Courtney LaPlante of Spiritbox which perfectly compliments Crown The Empire‘s signature sound of massive, angular riffs, a pummeling heavy rhythm section, sweeping electronic elements, and the compelling light vs dark interplay of Andy Leo‘s emotionally-charged clean vocals and Hayden Tree‘s visceral screams. The song release is accompanied by an official music video which can be watched by clicking the image below. Find “In Another Life” on your streaming platform of choice here.
Speaking on the inspiration for the song, vocalist Andy Leo shares: “In Another Life” was the first song we wrote while working on our new album in the studio. The idea initially started because I was talking with a friend of mine about how we both had just gotten out of serious relationships during the pandemic. These relationships that were once comforting and safe now felt confining. Because of COVID, my life got completely derailed and I was getting very little sleep. My entire identity was so wrapped up in my ability to sing and tour the world that having that taken away from me made me feel like a ghost. Over the course of the next year, I started having crazy dreams and seeing strange things around my house. One night I saw feet running up and down the stairs but brushed it off, telling myself I was just imagining things. But then another night my producer came over and mentioned he saw a girl walking up and down the stairs. After some research, I found out there had been an actress from the 1920’s who lived in my house. She was a huge partier, slept very few hours, and was even close to the same age as me when she died. I really connected with her story and it inspired me to write this song. We thought Courtney from Spiritbox would be the perfect fit for a guest feature and she crushed it. We’re so stoked to have her on “In Another Life.”
Courtney LaPlante adds: “I’m excited for you to hear this new song, I’m happy to be a part of it and it’s been stuck in my head for the last four months, now it’s time for it to get stuck in yours!”
Crown the Empire have steadily established themselves over the past decade as a force of nature in the rock world. They have shared stages with A Day To Remember, Asking Alexandria, Black Veil Brides, Falling in Reverse, Underoath, and more, all the while earning press praise from Alternative Press, Billboard, Kerrang!, Nylon, Rock Sound, and more. Their 2019-released hit “BLURRY (out of place)” ascended to No. 1 on SiriusXM’s Octane and landed on the Big Uns of 2019 list. Crown the Empire have also tallied over 591 million streams and 98 million YouTube views.
Atlanta duo LIKE MACHINES, tipped by Alternative Press as one of the “10 Modern Rock Bands That Prove The Genre Is Far From Dead,” have dropped the lyric video for their new single “COME AND GET IT.”
The band — vocalist/guitarist Andrew Evans and bassist/drummer Tanner Hendon — will release its new EP Supervillain on September 10. Pre-save it here.
“‘COME AND GET IT‘ was the last song we started for the EP,” the band says. “We wanted to do something fun and hype, and a little less dark. It gets you pumped up. If we were baseball players, it would be our walkout song! It really seems to round out the EP and give the whole body of work a different tone.”
Like Machines will hit the road with Pop Evil this month and into September. The band will also appear at the Louder Than Life Festival in Louisville. All dates are below.
SUPERVILLAIN EP TRACK LISTING: “COME AND GET IT” “BLINK” “CIVILIANAIRE” “RESET” “THE MAKER”
LIKE MACHINES TOUR DATES: WITH POP EVIL: 8/29 — Inwood, WV — Shiley Acres 9/1 — Syracuse, NY — Westcott Theater 9/15 — Baltimore, MD — Rams Head Live 9/16 — Sayreville, NJ — Starland Ballroom 9/17 — Portland, ME — Aura 9/18 — Hampton Beach, NH — Wally’s 9/21 — Huntsville, AL — Mars Music Hall 9/22 — Atlanta, GA — Buckhead Theatre 9/23 — Destin, FL — Club LA 9/26 — Louisville, KY — Louder Than Life* *Festival
ABOUT LIKE MACHINES: The pair of lifelong friends first met in their hometown of Atlanta, GA during elementary school, simultaneously developing a passion for hard rock, jamming together, and launching Like Machines in 2019. They shared stages with everyone from Clutch, Avatar, Pop Evil, Crobot, ’68, Hero The Band, and Fozzy in addition to hitting the high seas on the Chris Jericho Cruise. 2020’s Hear Freedom Ring EP boasted the breakout single “Kaiser” [657K Spotify streams] and “Hear Freedom Ring” [480K Spotify streams]. Throughout 2020, they recorded remotely with legendary producer Bob Marlette [Shinedown, Black Sabbath, Rob Zombie, Seether]. This time around, they prominently infused electronic drums, keyboards, and synths, falling under the unexpected inspiration of Dua Lipa and Post Malone. The band has tallied over 2 million streams and a million YouTube views, as well.
VOLUMES are back with yet another metallic juggernaut via Fearless Records. The band has just dropped the video for the bulldozing new song “Get Enough.”
The clip is cinematic and takes a look at the seedy underbelly of life. Or does it? Even amid body bags and a hatchet, the ending will throw you for a loop.
“‘Get Enough‘ is about the point in someone’s life where everything eventually is for personal gain,” the band explains. “Things can get very isolating and lonely when someone is knowingly going out of their way to use and deceive something or someone for self-benefit. The song is essentially having that conversation with yourself — a nice hard look in the mirror. In general, we feel like now more than ever with as instantly gratifying as life can be, it’s more important to always look at the bigger picture and take a breather. This song speaks to that narrative.”
The band continues, “This song is a step out of the realm Volumes has existed in for a long time. It’s showcasing another side of the band that has been percolating for quite some time. Introducing a new sonic direction was something crucial on our minds for this album and we couldn’t be more excited with the outcome. We are looking forward to playing this one live.”
Speaking of playing live, Volumes have also announced their Fall 2021 U.S. headline tour plans. The band will hit the road with Varials, UnityTX, and Kingsmen this October. All dates are below.
VOLUMES ON TOUR: FALL 2021 HEADLINE DATES: WITH VARIALS, UNITYTX, + KINGSMEN:
10/19 — Mesa, AZ — Nile Basement 10/20 — Albuquerque, NM — Launchpad 10/22 — Dallas, TX — Club Dada 10/23 — Houston, TX — White Oak Music Hall 10/24 — Austin, TX — Come And Take It Live 10/26 — Birmingham, AL — Zydeco 10/27 — Jacksonville, FL — 1904 Music Hall 10/28 — Jacksonville, NC — Hooligans Music Hall 10/29 — Richmond, VA — Canal Club 10/30 — Poughkeepsie, NY — The Chance 10/31 — Reading, PA — Reverb 11/2 — Kent, OH — The Outpost Concert Club 11/3 — Fort Wayne, IN — Pieres Entertainment Center 11/4 — Louisville, KY — Diamond Pub Music Hall 11/5 — Memphis, TN — Growlers 11/6 — Nashville, TN — The End 11/7 — St. Louis, MO — Red Flag 11/9 — Milwaukee, WI — Miramar Theater 11/10 — Minneapolis, MN — Cabooze 11/11 — Des Moines, IA — xBx Live 11/12 — Omaha, NE — Reverb Lounge 11/13 — Kansas City, MO — The Riot Room 11/14 — Oklahoma City, OK — 89th Street – OKC 11/16 — Colorado Springs, CO — Black Sheep 11/17 — Grand Junction, CO — Mesa Theater 11/19 — Santa Cruz, CA — Atrium At The Catalyst 11/20 — Anaheim, CA — Chain Reaction
DRAGGED UNDER BEGIN TOUR WITH BEARTOOTH AND WAGE WAR 8/14
Seattle metalcore band Dragged Under and Mascot Records / Mascot Label Group present “Brainwash Broadcast feat. Spencer Chamberlain.” The band shares, “Brainwash Broadcast isn’t a hyper nuanced allegory, it’s a journal entry on the media sensationalism that we endure every day. You can hear the same story from 2 different outlets with competing ideologies and think two completely different things. It can be hard to decipher satire from real-life news some days because of how inundated we are with subjective opinion pieces and clickbait headlines. We have a problem with division and fear, and our media and ‘journalists’ are at the center of it.”
Dragged Under head out on a national tour supporting Beartooth this week. The first appearance will be staged at House of Blues in Las Vegas, NV on August 14. The itinerary brings the band coast to coast wrapping with a final show on September 25 in Grand Rapids, MI at 20 Monroe.
On August 6, the band released WE’LL DO IT LIVE via Mascot Records / Mascot Label Group. Timed to that title, Dragged Under presented “Hypochondria,” watch it right here!
Prior, Mascot Records released a deluxe version of the band’s debut album titled The World Is In Your Way, with two bonus tracks added titled “Just Like Me” and “Feel It.’” Tony Cappocchi [vocals], Ryan Bruce [guitar], Sean Rosario [guitar], Hans Hessburg [bass], and Kalen Anderson [drums] strike an elusive balance between thrashed-up punk, pit-splitting hardcore, technical metal, and hooky alternative. To date, the album has over 12 million collective streams, while the band was applauded by Alternative Press as one of 20 debut albums that took Metalcore to the next level in 2020. The periodical wrote, “the full-length debut by Dragged Under sounds like a dream playlist made by a 2000s scene kid. There’s some melodic, deathcore, pop-punk, some post-hardcore, and then some nu-metal and Foo Fighters to listen to when no one’s around.”
On the upcoming dates with Beartooth, Dragged Under’s Tony Cappocchi shares, “It goes without saying we’re elated to be touring with bands like Beartooth and Wage War. These are a couple of bands that are white-hot and exceptional songwriters. It’s an honor to open the tour. As for the live EP, we wanted to give the fans a taste of what they could expect to see from us once live shows are back. We only got to play a handful of concerts to support that last record so it’s a way to give the audience a fresh perspective on an older release that we think didn’t get its proper time in the sun.”
8/14 Las Vegas, NV HOB w/ Beartooth
8/15 San Diego, CA Soma w/ Beartooth
8/16 Anaheim, CA HOB w/ Beartooth
8/17 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades w/ Beartooth
8/19 Portland, OR Crystal w/ Beartooth
8/20 Seattle, WA Showbox Sodo w/ Beartooth
8/21 Spokane, WA The Knitting Factory w/ Beartooth
8/22 Boise, ID Revolution w/ Beartooth
8/24 Billings, MT Zoo Montana w/ Beartooth
8/26 Fargo, ND Fargo Brewing Co. w/ Beartooth
8/27 Minneapolis, MN Fillmore w/ Beartooth
8/28 Kansas City, MO Truman w/ Beartooth
8/29 Denver, CO Summit w/ Beartooth
8/31 Oklahoma City, OK Diamond Ballroom w/ Beartooth
9/01 Dallas, TX HOB w/ Beartooth
9/03 San Antonio, TX Vibes Event Center w/ Beartooth
9/04 Houston, TX HOB w/ Beartooth
9/06 Orlando, FL HOB w/ Beartooth
9/07 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution w/ Beartooth
9/08 St. Petersburg, FL Jannus Live w/ Beartooth
9/09 Atlanta, GA Masquerade w/ Beartooth
9/13 Philadelphia, PA Fillmore w/ Beartooth
9/15 New York, NY Terminal 5 w/ Beartooth
9/17 Worcester, MA Palladium w/ Beartooth
9/18 Baltimore, MD Sound Stage w/ Beartooth
9/19 New Haven, CT Toad’s Place w/ Beartooth
9/20 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE w/ Beartooth
9/22 Chicago, IL HOB w/ Beartooth
9/24 Detroit, MI St. Andrew’s Hall w/ Beartooth
9/25 Grand Rapids, MI 20 Monroe w/ Beartooth
The band has a planned run of European appearances in June 2022.
Follow Dragged Under on Instagram and Facebook @draggedunder or visit the official website here.
BAND TOURING WITH MEGADETH + LAMB OF GOD THIS SUMMER
Grammy-nominated band TRIVIUM — Matt Heafy [vocals, guitar], Corey Beaulieu [guitar], Paolo Gregoletto [bass], and Alex Bent [drums] — have announced that they will release their tenth album, titled In The Court Of The Dragon, on October 8 via longtime label Roadrunner Records. The record was produced and mixed by Josh Wilbur and recorded in the Fall of 2020 at Full Sail University in Orlando.
The band has also shared the new song “Feast Of Fire,” which is joined by an official music video.
The footage was filmed at the band’s HQ — The Hangar in Orlando. It was shot by director John Deeb.
“There’s always that one song you aren’t expecting when you begin writing a new album,” says Gregoletto about the song and, in turn, sharing an inside look at the band’s songwriting process. “It could be a riff written on the spot in the rehearsal space, a lyric that pairs just right with a melody, or in the case of ‘Feast Of Fire,’ sitting right there in front of us in the middle of a demo that Corey brought in. We were well into pre-production at Full Sail when we all decided that something about the demo we had tracked was good but could be even better. Our producer Josh Wilbur even had in his notes: ‘Bridge is special, maybe so special it needs its own song.’ We tore the song apart and began again on the spot.”
He continues, “We went into this album knowing we had time to consider everything and anything that came about during this period, and if need be, we could start again if it didn’t feel right given that no touring was on the horizon.”
Further pulling back the curtain, he says, “I had the words ‘Feast Of Fire‘ written in my running list of notes for lyric ideas that I try to amass before we record. Something about the phrase stuck out to me. It felt like the missing piece of the story we were trying to tell with this album, a climactic moment and a real centerpiece for the narrative.”
He finishes, “After all these years, I’m still blown away at how a song can really appear out of thin air and take the album to a place you weren’t expecting. Those are the moments we are always looking for when making a record.”
“While the music of In The Court Of The Dragon was taking shape, we knew we needed epic artwork of the type that you might see on the wall of an important museum from a long-dead renaissance master,” says Heafy. “After extensive research, we found one of the few living artists who is capable of creating artwork like Caravaggio and Gentileschi — painter Mathieu Nozieres. Mathieu took our song title and created an original oil painting on canvas, unlike anything we could have ever imagined. It’s so staggeringly breathtaking and epic and it looks like what the song and album sound like.”
The oil painting, which is also featured in both new videos, will be on display at the Bloodstock Festival from August 11 through 15 at the on site R.A.M. Art Gallery. This marks the painting’s first public showing. The first 100 fans to view it in the gallery will receive a free poster of the image.
Last month, Trivium shared the album’s title track, “In The Court Of The Dragon,” which featured an epic intro composed and orchestrated by Ihsahn (Emperor) and was accompanied by an official short film music video directed by Ryan Mackfall. Loudwire called out the song as “a skillful blend of dynamics. And blast beats just sound really, really good beneath Matt Heafy’s soothing clean singing” while Revolver labeled it “epic.”
IN THE COURT OF THE DRAGON TRACK LISTING: “X” “In The Court Of The Dragon” “Like A Sword Over Damocles” “Feast Of Fire” “A Crisis Of Revelation” “The Shadow Of The Abattoir” “No Way Back Just Through” “Fall Into Your Hands” “From Dawn To Decadence” “The Phalanx”
In other Trivium news, the band will make its long-awaited return to the road this summer with Megadeth, Lamb of God, and In Flames. All dates are below.
TRIVIUM ON TOUR: 8/20 — Austin, TX — Germania Insurance Amphitheater 8/21 — Irving, TX — The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory 8/22 — Woodlands, TX — The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman 8/24 — El Paso, TX — Don Haskins Center 8/25 — Albuquerque, NM — Isleta Amphitheater 8/26 – Wichita, KS – Cotillion Ballroom (headline) 8/27 — Denver, CO — Ball Arena 8/29 — Phoenix, AZ — Arizona Federal Theatre 8/31 — Reno, NV — Reno Events Center 9/1 — Irvine, CA — FivePoint Amphitheatre 9/2 — Concord, CA — Concord Pavilion 9/4 — Portland, OR — Moda Center 9/5 — Auburn, WA — White River Amphitheatre 9/6 – Boise, ID, Revolution Concert House (headline) 9/9 — Tinley Park, IL — Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Chicago 9/10 – Pittsburgh, PA — Stage AE w/ Black Label Society 9/11 — Danville, VA — Blue Ridge Festival* 9/12 — Wantagh, NY — Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater 9/13 — Boston, MA — Leader Bank Pavilion 9/15 — Camden, NJ — BB&T Pavilion 9/16 — Holmdel, NJ — PNC Bank Arts Center 9/18 — Noblesville, IN — Ruoff Music Center 9/19 — Clarkston, MI — DTE Energy Music Theatre 9/20 — Cincinnati, OH — PNC Pavilion 9/22 — Rogers, AR — Walmart AMP 9/24 — Mount Pleasant, MI — Soaring Eagle Casino Amphitheatre 9/25 – Des Moines, IA – Knotfest Iowa* 9/26 — St. Louis, MO — Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis 9/28 — Minneapolis, MN — Armory 9/30 — Toronto, ON — Budweiser Stage 10/1 — Laval, QC — Place Bell 10/2 — Quebec City, QC — Centre Videotron *Festival Date featuring all 4 bands.
Society 1 founder and lead vocalist Matt Zane has released a trailer for the documentary about recently deceased former bassist DV Karloff entitled “The Altered Noise“. The short film, which will be comprised of archived footage from the band’s history as well as new interviews with band members and friends, will focus on Karloff’s 15 years in Hollywood.
“His life really was interesting, regardless if you’re a fan or not. He was this young guy from the cornfields of Indiana that came out to Hollywood and within eight months he’s touring the world and that was just the beginning of the story” said Zane.
The movie follows Karloff through various phases of his career, which spanned between his two main bands, Society 1 and Sin Quirin’s 3 Headed Snake. It also touches upon his incredibly successful profession as a tattoo artist that saw him inking up celebrities such as Britney Spears, Kelly Clarkson, and Steve-O.
“Probably the most interesting thing about the film is that a subplot emerged about the band KISS. DV absolutely loved KISS, and as I pieced together all the different portions of his life, KISS was there from the beginning to the end in one interesting way or another.“
The film will debut at Karloff’s Hollywood tribute memorial and then be made available to view online the next day. The date of the premiere showing has yet to be announced but is expected to be within the next two months.
Follow Matt Zane on Instagram for updates and information regarding a release date.