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Press Release Roundup: December 8

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Music journalists get hit with a steady helping of press releases every day. For the music fan without that kind of sensory overload, a lot of music news can pass by without being seen. Every Monday, we will weed through and compile a list of some of the most intriguing press releases to come across our virtual desk.

This Will Destroy You

 Photo Credit: Malcolm Elijah

This Will Destroy You have today announced a North American tour with Cymbals Eat Guitars. The band will play a run of dates along the west coast, as well as additional dates in Austin, Dallas and NYC this winter. A full run of dates can be found below.

The band’s last North American tour this fall received rave reviews, with the Boston Globe describing the band’s sound, writing, “Blending the intensity of doom metal with the fragility of shoegaze, the music burns slowly, shifting from ambient to turbulent and back. Dallas Observer also noted, “When translating the recordings to a live show, it’s paramount that the band is playing to the highest level. With no singer grabbing the majority of the audience’s attention, each band member holds a huge responsibility for the sound. And with that great responsibility comes great power in both the range of sound and the emotions it taps into.”
The tour comes in support of their latest and acclaimed album Another Language, which came out this fall on Suicide Squeeze Records. Pitchfork noted, “Another Language is patient, with many drifts and phases that make the bigger moments seem even more massive,” and Stereogum said “This Will Destroy You make instrumental rock as beautiful as it is crushingly heavy.”

Tour Dates

12.31.14 – Holy Mountain, Austin, TX

01.23.15 – Granada Theatre – Dallas, TX ^

02.26.15 – Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY

02.27.15 – Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY

03.18.15 – The Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ *

03.19.15 – Casbah – San Diego, CA *

03.20.15 – Roxy Theatre – Los Angeles, CA *

03.21.15 – Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA *

03.23.15 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR *

03.24.15 – Neumo’s Crystal Ball – Seattle, WA

03.25.15 – Electric Owl – Vancouver, BC

03.27.15 – Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT *

03.28.15 – Mariquis Theater – Denver, CO *

^ w/ Pure X

* w/ Cymbals Eat Guitars

 

 

Another Language 
Tracklisting
 

 

01. New Topia

02. Dustism

03. Serpent Mound

04. War Prayer

05. The Puritan

06. Mother Opiate

07. Invitation

08. Memory Loss

09. God’s Teeth

Links

 

This Will Destroy You on Facebook

This Will Destroy You on Tumblr

Follow This Will Destroy You on Instagram

Suicide Squeeze Records

Biography

 

Since 2004, This Will Destroy You has been forging some of the world’s most brutal, dynamic, and precariously visceral instrumental rock. In addition to a vigorous tour schedule, their celebrated discography and critically renowned soundtrack work for feature films and documentaries have earned them a sizable and fervent international following. Another Language, TWDY’s fourth full length LP, marks their euphonious return from a prolonged vacuous dark period that threatened to break both the band and the members themselves. Rather than be stifled by their experience TWDY were atomized and subsequently made anew, emerging with a revived energy and reinforced sense of solidarity. As a result, Another Language captures the band at its most potent, honed, and utterly powerful form yet, displaying an edified unity and graduated sense of song-writing, tonal complexity, and studio prowess.

TWDY’s new found clarity of vision would come after a state of near dissolution that ensued after the massive success of their 2006 debut Young Mountain and 2008’s eponymous follow up. Personal struggles, growing pains, the loss of band members, and a series of close, untimely tragedies set the tone for what would be the band’s darkest and most introspective album yet, 2011’s Tunnel Blanket. The following two years stress tested the band to the point of ruin; consecutive continent-hopping tours as well as the pressures of matching their previous two albums’ accomplishments took a nearly unbearable toll. TWDY’s spirits were lifted when both independent filmmakers and Hollywood began to eye their discography for prominent placement in several critically acclaimed films, including the Oscar-winning Moneyball. The arrival of 2013’s Live in Reykjavik triple LP was warmly received by fans and critics alike, further rejuvenating the band after years of relentless, grinding tours. In October of 2013 TWDY returned to Elmwood Recording, once again working with engineer John Congleton, fully prepared to construct their next work from the inside out.

From the opening moments of Another Language it is clear that the band has achieved its aim. The reflective opening dialogue of guitar, choral-like organ, and shimmering Rhodes on New Topia float over nuanced warbling swells of tape before being completely disintegrated by a shock wave of blistering guitars, bass, and locomotive poly-rhythms. These peaks and valleys of emotive dynamism are expertly guided by the dexterous drum work of Alex Bhore, who offers up droves of ghost-notes and compounded cadences that energize the album with a fully realized freedom of movement. The band’s frequency spectrum now extends to new heights via adornments of tubular bells, microcassette manipulations, and washes of tuned feedback by guitarists Christopher King and Jeremy Galindo while bassist Donovan Jones ensures that the band’s roots dig deep into the netherworld of sub-frequencies. An earthy realism can be heard throughout Another Language‘s nine tracks, as if all of its sound sources have been so heavily disguised under layers signal manipulation that their original form is weathered beyond recognition. Composition duties were shared equally more than ever, offering TWDY an opportunity to delve deeper into the writing process with an unprecedented level of cohesion.

Forced to redefine themselves as individuals, artists, and as a unit, TWDY’s Another Language exudes a corporeal sense of the formidable journey, which was overcome in order to arrive at their newly galvanized state of confidence and artistry.

This Will Destroy You is Jeremy Galindo, Christopher King, Donovan Jones, and Alex Bhore. “Another Language” recorded by John Congleton, Alex Bhore, and Christopher King. Mixed by John Congleton except “The Puritain” mixed by Christopher King and Jeremy Galindo. Mastered by Alan Douches. Strings by Jonathan Slade. Art by Land.

Fort Rock Festival

MONSTER ENERGY FORT ROCK SET FOR SATURDAY, APRIL 25 AT  JETBLUE PARK IN FORT MYERS, FLORIDA

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Monster Energy Fort Rock will bring some of the biggest rock bands together Saturday, April 25 at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, FL for its third consecutive year, after selling out last year with 12,500 fans in attendance.

South Florida’s Biggest Rock Festival helps kick off the World’s Loudest Month festival series and will feature performances from SlipknotGodsmack, Breaking Benjamin, Papa Roach, In This Moment, The Pretty Reckless, Motionless In White, We Are Harlot, Starset, Young Guns, Islander, and more.

The Monster Energy Fort Rock ticket pre-sale begins Tuesday, December 9 (see below for details) at www.FortRockFestival.com.

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor says, “It’s gonna be awesome bringing one of the world’s loudest bands to Fort Rock for the World’s Loudest Month. I hope the fans are ready because we’re coming for EVERYONE.”

“We’re excited to be returning to a great music market in Fort Myers, Florida,” says Clay Busch, Head of Marketing for Danny Wimmer Presents. “The past two years have proven to us that Fort Myers has a hunger for rock. With the help of our amazing regional partners, this year’s lineup will be the biggest showSouth Florida has ever seen.”

Check out the official Monster Energy Fort Rock announcement video trailer at http://youtu.be/J_U_cbI1zwc.

limited number of discounted General Admission pre-sale tickets for Monster Energy Fort Rock will be available for purchase from Tuesday, December 9 at 10:00 AM ET through Friday, December 12 at 9:59 AM ET.

Pre-sale tickets will be priced as follows (plus fees):

Tuesday, December 9: $29.50

WednesdayDecember 10: $39.50

ThursdayDecember 11: $49.50

A password for access to the ticket pre-sale can be obtained  via www.FortRockFestival.com, local Fort Myers rock radio stations, www.FloridaWeekly.comand select rock media outlets.

Regularly priced General Admission and VIP tickets go on sale Friday, December 12 at 10:00 AM ET at www.FortRockFestival.com and all Ticketmaster outlets. At that time, tickets will be priced as follows (plus fees):

General Admission: $59.50

General Admission Ticket 4-Pack: $199

VIP: $99.50

Zippo VIP Ticket 2-Pack: $225 (includes 2 commemorative Fort Rock Zippo lighters)

VIP tickets include: a VIP entrance to venue; access to VIP lounge area featuring dedicated bar, beverage and food service; viewing of main stage (seated and standing areas); seated area with shade for dining; private restroom facilities; and a VIP guest laminate.

In addition, select Pita Pit and 3 Pepper Burrito Co. locations will be selling General Admission tickets for $59.50, with no service fees.

A limited number of discounted General Admission tickets will also be available for active military via Monster Energy Fort Rock partner GovX (www.govx.com).

Ticket prices will increase in the coming weeks, so fans are encouraged to buy now and save.

Monster Energy returns as the festival’s title sponsor and will be on site conducting giveaways, hosting Monster Energy artist signings, and offering Monster Energy Drink samples.

Monster Energy Fort Rock is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents and AEG Live and is part of the World’s Loudest Month festival series kick-off. TheWorld’s Loudest Month features the biggest names in rock music performing in eight distinct concert atmospheres across the country in April and May.

2015 sponsors for Monster Energy Fort Rock include Monster Energy, Jack Daniel’s, Jägermeister, Crazy Dave’s Music Experience powered by Musicians Institute, Fxck Cancer, Zippo Encore, Revolver Magazine, Alternative Press, and Loudwire, with more to be announced.

JetBlue Park is the spring training home of the 2013 World Champion Boston Red Sox, located at 11500 Fenway South Drive in Fort Myers, Florida.

Website: www.FortRockFestival.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/fortrockfestival

Twitter: https://twitter.com/fortrockfest

Instagram: http://instagram.com/fortrockfest

 

Welcome to Rockville

Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville will celebrate its fifth anniversary at Jacksonville, Florida‘s scenic Metropolitan Park along the St. Johns RiverApril 25 & 26 with a powerful rock lineup including SlipknotKorn and Godsmack, along with Marilyn MansonSlayerMinistrySlash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, the triumphant return of Breaking BenjaminPapa RoachHalestormThe Pretty RecklessOf Mice & Men and many more (see below for full current band listing).

                                                                            

         

Slipknot is touring in support of their #1 album .5: The Gray Chapter–the fifth studio album from the GRAMMY®-winning group–with a live performance that will include their unique stage set and experience.

Korn will celebrate the 20th anniversary of their iconic self-titled album–featuring their breakthrough hits “Blind” and “Shoots and Ladders”–at Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville by playing the album in its entirety. Festival creator and producer Danny Wimmer says, “Korn is one of the most important bands of the last 20 years. They almost single-handedly created a genre of music. When they offered to perform this seminal album front to back, I had to have this special moment for my home town.”

21st century hard rock titans Godsmack have sold over 20 million records worldwide and are on the road in support of their sixth full length album 1000hp.

 

Florida’s biggest rock festival kicks off the World’s Loudest Month festival series. The Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville discounted ticket pre-salebegins Tuesday, December 9 (see below for details) at www.WelcomeToRockvilleFestival.com.

The current band lineup for Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville is as follows: SlipknotKorn and Godsmack, along with Marilyn MansonSlayer,MinistrySlash featuring Myles Kennedy and The ConspiratorsBreaking BenjaminPapa RoachHalestormThe Pretty RecklessOf Mice & Men, In This Moment, Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts, Queensrÿche, Live, Hollywood Undead, In Flames, Motionless In White, Tremonti, Suicidal Tendencies, Testament, All That Remains, The Devil Wears Prada, Hatebreed, Periphery, Fozzy, Nonpoint, Exodus, Young Guns, Butcher Babies, Starset, We Are Harlot, Like A Storm, Upon A Burning Body, Beartooth, Islander, ’68, Stars In Stereo, Red Sun Rising, From Ashes To New, Sons Of Texas, World Gone, with more to be announced.

“It’s gonna be awesome bringing one of the world’s loudest bands to Rockville for the World’s Loudest Month,” says Corey Taylor of Slipknot. “I hope the fans are ready because we’re coming for EVERYONE.”

Of Mice & Men’s Austin Carlile says, “We’re incredibly excited to be a part of Welcome To Rockville 2015 in Jacksonville. It’s our first time playing the festival and it’s an honor to be a part of one that has such a great history of bands. See you soon, Florida!”

Check out the official Monster Energy Welcome to Rockville announcement trailer here: http://youtu.be/vlWzJp7nV0I.

2014’s Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville sold out with 40,000 fans of all ages from around the U.S. and various countries in attendance during the two-day destination music festival. Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville features music, band autograph signings, interactive experiences, a Monster Energy VIP area with beverage sampling, and a variety of food and beverage options, including local gourmet food trucks.

New for 2015 is the Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville Tequila World, with a Mexican fiesta theme, featuring a wide range of tequilas, margaritas, tacos and more. Metalachi–the world’s first and only heavy metal mariachi band (www.metalachi.com)–will keep the party rolling with three performances on the Tequila World stage each day. Admission to this area is free and open to those 21 and up.

Festival creator Danny Wimmer explains, “Unique food and alcohol experiences have become an integral part of music festivals. I can’t think of a better pairing for Rockville than tequila, tacos, music and sunshine.”

The initial list of tequilas expected to be offered in the Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville Tequila World is as follows: Pura Vida, El Jimador, Luna Nueva, Jose Cuervo, 1800, Monte Alban, Corazon, Siete Leguas, Margaritaville, Lunazul, Don Julio, DeLeon, and Peligroso.

A discounted ticket pre-sale for Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville is available from Tuesday, December 9 at 10:00 AM ET through Friday, December 12 at 9:59 AM ET. A password for access to the ticket pre-sale can be obtained via www.WelcomeToRockvilleFestival.com, local Florida, Georgia and Alabama rock radio stations, and select rock media outlets.

The Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville ticket pre-sale offers a limited number of discounted Weekend General Admission and VIP tickets. Ticket prices will increase on day 2 and 3 of the pre-sale. Prices are as follows (plus fees):

Tuesday, December 9

$69.50 (Weekend GA)

Wednesday, December 10

$79.50 (Weekend GA)

Thursday, December 11

$89.50 (Weekend GA)

Weekend VIP tickets are $224.50 throughout the pre-sale. Hotel packages will also be available for purchase during the Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville pre-sale.

A limited number of tickets will also be available at select Metro PCS locations with no service fees during the pre-sale and general on-sale.

Regularly priced tickets go on sale Friday, December 12 at 10:00 AM ET for the following prices (plus fees):

Weekend General Admission: $99.50

Weekend GA Ticket 4-Pack: $360.00

Weekend VIP: $244.50

Weekend Zippo VIP 2-Pack: $475

Single Day General Admission: $59.50

Single Day VIP: $119.50

VIP tickets include: a VIP entrance to venue; access to VIP lounge area featuring dedicated bar, beverage and food service; viewing of main stage (seated and standing areas); seated area with shade for dining; private restroom facilities; and a VIP guest laminate.

Ticket prices will increase in the coming weeks, so fans are encouraged to buy now and save.

As in the past, General Admission ticket discounts will also be available for active military through Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville partner GovX (www.govx.com).

Monster Energy returns as the festival’s title sponsor and will be on site conducting giveaways, hosting Monster Energy artist signings, and offering Monster Energy Drink samples.

Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents and anchors the World’s Loudest Month festival series. The World’s Loudest Month features the biggest names in rock music performing in eight distinct concert atmospheres across the country in April and May.

2015 sponsors for Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville include Monster Energy, Bud Light, Corona, Jack Daniel’s, Jägermeister, MetroPCS, Crazy Dave’s Music Experience powered by Musicians Institute, Fxck Cancer, Zippo Encore, Revolver Magazine, Alternative Press, and Loudwire, with more to be announced.

Website: www.WelcomeToRockvilleFestival.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/welcometorockville

Twitter: @RockvilleFest

Instagram: @welcometorockville

The Gaslight Anthem

THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM ANNOUNCE WINTER AND SPRING 2015 TOUR DATES
NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR “1,000 YEARS” NOW STREAMING ONLINE
BRAND NEW ALBUM, GET HURT, IN STORES AND ONLINE NOW
VIA ISLAND RECORDS
“Get Hurt registers as the band’s first true shift in perspective…The music on Get Hurt is broader and more muscular…Brian Fallon is still a meaty, imagistic songwriter.”
– The New York Times
“It’s always been there under the New Jersey grit, but this band fully unleashes its inner Who on its fifth studio album. Get Hurt is fresh, anthemic and striving.” – Rolling Stone

The Gaslight Anthem are pleased to announce their upcoming winter and spring 2015 headlining tour. Touring in support of its recently released album Get Hurt, The Gaslight Anthem will be making a number of appearances across North America that will include dates in markets such as New York, NY on Saturday, February 28, Cleveland, OH on Wednesday, March 11, Minneapolis, MN onFriday, March 13, Vancouver, BC on Thursday, March 19, Seattle, WA on Friday, March 20, Denver, CO on Tuesday, March 24 and more. The tour will culminate in a performance at Newport Music Hall in Columbus, OH on Saturday, March 28. To celebrate the announcement of the upcoming tour, the band has released the music video for their new single, “1,000 Years,” that was filmed in mid 2014 at the legendary First Avenue in Minneapolis, MN. Check out the video HERE

Photo: Pamela Littky

Get Hurt was recorded at the legendary Blackbird Studios in Nashville with producer Mike Crossey(The 1975, Arctic Monkeys, Jake Bugg). With this new album, The Gaslight Anthem has chosen to push their music farther than ever before, not via extra instrumentation or expanded arrangements, but by blowing up the template from stem to stern. Massive melodies and shout-to-the-top choruses are still well in hand, but songs like “1,000 Years” and the searing title track draw on grunge and symphonic pop, soul and psychedelia, all shot through with limitless ambition, experimental energy, and collectivist spirit. 

“It wasn’t exactly clear when we started what we were going to do,” says singer/guitarist Brian Fallon of Get Hurt. “We just knew we had to change it up in order to maintain being a relevant band to ourselves. There really wasn’t anything else to say or do on those avenues that we had already walked on.”

The Gaslight Anthem faced a dilemma that has confronted many bands in a similar position – how to keep on growing while holding true to the initial vision that has earned them a legion of fervent fans around the world. Their response is audacious, energized and enduring. Get Hurt might be defiantly transitional, but at its heart, The Gaslight Anthem’s song remains the same.

“You can never lose who you are,” Fallon says. “No matter how much you change, you can never lose that core of what makes you you. If you’re honest with yourself, that core remains. You don’t find yourself lost in some genre you have no business being in – you create your own.”

The Gaslight Anthem will tour North America in support of Get Hurt during February and March of 2015 with Northcote, The Scandals and Sammy Kay on select dates. Complete list of dates below.

FEBRUARY
27 – Providence, RI – Lupo’s  #
28 – New York, NY – Terminal 5  #

MARCH
02 – Baltimore, MD – Ram’s Head Live  #
03 – Richmond, VA – The National  #
04 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre  #
06 – Charleston, SC – Music Farm  #
09 – Louisville, KY – Headliners Music Hall  #
11 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues  #
12 – Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theater  #
13 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue  #
14 – Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre *
16 – Edmonton, AB – Union Hall *
17 – Calgary, AB – MacEwan Hall *
19 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom *
20 – Seattle, WA – Showbox at the Market *
21 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom *
23 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot *
24 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre *
26 – St. Louis, MO – The Ready Room *
27 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room – Old National Centre *
28 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall *

# = w/ Northcote, The Scandals
* = w/ Northcote, Sammy Kay

Thira

Industrial Groove Metal Band Thira Announce US Tour Dates With Metal Veterans Mushroomhead!

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

December 3, 2014 – Minneapolis, MN – Rounding out a year filled with successful tours supporting such national acts as Wayne StaticPowerman 5000, and OTEPThira is set to hit the road again, this time with theatrical metal legends Mushroomhead, along with Erimha and Unsaid Fate.

Check out Thira “Grasping At Straws” Official Video:

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Thira is incredibly excited to be a part of this amazing tour. It’s an honor to share the stage with these great bands, especially Mushroomhead – a long time inspiration and influence! – Kayden

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