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Press Release Roundup: July 27

posted July 29, 2015, 8:30 am by Carlita | Filed Under Editorial, Music News, Press Release Roundup, Releases | comment Leave a Comment


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.

Lynyrd Skynyrd

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‘Lynyrd Skynyrd One More For The Fans’ is available now on Loud & Proud Records in partnership with Blackbird Presents. The two CD/DVD set was filmed during one special night last November as an extraordinary collection of artists came together at the historic Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA to perform and celebrate the songs of Lynyrd Skynyrd, one of the most influential bands of our time. This unique concert event centered around performances by Lynyrd Skynyrd and features performances by music legends and young talent, culled from multiple genres including Classic Rock, Country and Americana with Trace Adkins, Alabama, Gregg Allman, Blackberry Smoke, Cheap Trick, Charlie Daniels, Peter Frampton, Gov’t Mule, Warren Haynes, John Hiatt, Randy Houser, Jason Isbell, Jamey Johnson, Aaron Lewis, moe., O.A.R., Robert Randolph and Donnie Van Zant all coming together to perform songs from Lynyrd Skynyrd’s extensive catalog of music. Highlights include a special rendition of “Travelin’ Man” with Johnny Van Zant singing along with an archival video of his late brother, Ronnie performing, as well as a rousing rendition of “Sweet Home Alabama” with Skynyrd inviting the entire star-studded line-up up on stage to perform along side them.

Keith Wortman, creator and executive producer of the concert event, broadcast special and music release worked with Ken Levitan and Ross Schilling who also served as executive producers of the show. Don Was led the all-star house band as musical director for the evening. As part of the campaign to save the Fox Theatre from demolition, Lynyrd Skynyrd recorded their 1976 live album, One More From The Road, at the landmark theatre. The title Lynyrd Skynyrd – One More For The Fans! was inspired by that legendary album’s title.

With a catalog of over 60 albums and sales beyond 30 million worldwide, Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Lynyrd Skynyrd remains a cultural icon that appeals to multiple generations. Lynyrd Skynyrd continues to build on the legacy that began over 40 years ago in Jacksonville, Florida. Led by core members Gary Rossington (guitar), Johnny Van Zant (vocals) and Rickey Medlocke (guitar), along with longtime drummer Michael Cartellone, the band also includes Mark “Sparky” Matejka (guitar), Johnny Colt (bass), Peter Keys (keyboards) and The Honkettes-Dale Krantz Rossington and Carol Chase-on background vocals. Lynyrd Skynyrd be on the road this spring and summer in select cities across the U.S..

“Lynyrd Skynyrd – One More For The Fans” Track Listing:

1. Whiskey Rock-A-Roller – performed by Randy Houser

2. You Got That Right – performed by Robert Randolph & Jimmy Hall

3. Saturday Night Special – performed by Aaron Lewis

4. Workin’ For MCA – performed by Blackberry Smoke

5. Don’t Ask Me No Questions – performed by O.A.R.

6. Gimme Back My Bullets – performed by Cheap Trick

7. The Ballad of Curtis Loew – performed by moe. & John Hiatt

8. Simple Man – performed by Gov’t Mule

9. That Smell – performed by Warren Haynes

10. Four Walls of Raiford – performed by Jamey Johnson

11. I Know A Little – performed by Jason Isbell

12. Call Me The Breeze – performed by Peter Frampton

13. What’s Your Name – performed by Trace Adkins

14. Down South Jukin’ – performed by Charlie Daniels & Donnie Van Zant

15. Gimme Three Steps – performed by Alabama

16. Tuesday’s Gone – performed by Gregg Allman

17. Travelin’ Man – performed by Lynyrd Skynyrd With Johnny and Ronnie – Ronnie on big screen

18. Free Bird – performed by Lynyrd Skynyrd

19. Sweet Home Alabama – performed by Lynyrd Skynyrd and All-star ensemble

Jess Hernandez & The Deltas

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Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas are excited to share the video for new song Don’t Take My Man To Idaho right before their Lollapalooza and Osheaga performances this coming weekend. They will perform at Lollapalooza this Saturday August 1st at 12noon on the Sprint Stage. In addition, the band will play an official Lollapalooza after show with Misterwives at Park West on Friday July 31st. On Sunday August 2nd, Jessica and The Deltas will play Osheaga’s Tree Stage at 1:20pm.

Jessica & The Deltas have been touring non-stop since the release of their acclaimed debut ‘Secret Evil’ in the fall of 2014. With each performance, the band continues to win over music fans with songs that have critics gushing. The band will continue to tour through the early part of the fall (including a performance at this year’s Austin City Limits) and will then head back into the studio to start work on their anticipated sophomore album.

Ten Bands One Cause

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RUN THE JEWELS * STURGILL SIMPSON * INGRID MICHAELSON

JOEY BADA$$ * BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME * CHET FAKER

CLUTCH * AL GREEN * PIERCE THE VEIL * PRIMUS

RED DISTRIBUTION LAUNCHES 2ND ANNUAL PINK VINYL PROGRAM FOR CANCER AID AND AWARENESS WITH 10 DIVERSE AND EXCITING ARTISTS, OUT SEPTEMBER 29, 2015

PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT GILDA’S CLUB NYC, AN INNOVATIVE CANCER SUPPORT ORGANIZATION

Over a year ago, RED Distribution teamed up with some of its premiere label partners and artists to create and launch Ten Bands One Cause, a program that involved the creation of limited pink vinyl for ten different releases.

The program, which included notables like Against Me!, Courtney Barnett, Jason Isbell, Lucius, Temples and others, coincided with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October). It raised nearly $30,000 for Gilda’s Club NYC,
an innovative cancer support organization founded in 1995 by psychotherapist Joanna Bull, Gene Wilder, Mandy Patinkin, Joel Siegel, and other generous individuals, in memory of SNL vet/actor/comedienne, Gilda Radner, who passed away in 1989 from cancer.

On September 29th, RED is set to release its second annual run of limited edition copies of pink vinyl from Run The Jewels, Sturgill Simpson, Ingrid Michaelson, Joey Bada$$, Between The Burried and Me, Chet Faker, Clutch, Al Green, Pierce The Veil, and Primus. The releases will be available for purchase at retailers nationwide wherever vinyl is sold, and proceeds will sponsor Gilda’s Club NYC.

Says Ingrid Michaelson of the project, “I lost my mother to cancer last year and want to do all I can do to help those affected by this cruel disease. I am honored to be a part of 10 bands One Cause benefiting Gilda’s Club NYC.”

Adds JP from Clutch,”Breast cancer is something that effects each one of us. We are honored to lend our support to Gilda’s Club NYC and their mission to support, empower, educate cancer patients and their families.”

For more information and a complete listing of the Ten Bands One Cause titles, please visit

Caligula’s Horse

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Melding the forthright intensity of rock with the skill and inventiveness of progressive metal, Brisbane’s CALIGULA’S HORSE have announced the release of their 3rd record ‘Bloom’ through InsideOutMusic on October 16th, 2015 in EU & October 30th, 2015 in US, as well as extensive Australian and European tour dates. ‘Bloom’ follows 2011’s colourful and dynamic debut ‘Moments From Ephemeral City’, and 2013’s critically acclaimed dark narrative concept album ‘The Tide, the Thief & River’s End’, an album that Metal Obsession hailed as ‘nearly perfect’.

“‘Bloom’ is very special to all of us – it’s an album full of colour and life, vibrancy and energy, but one that breathes in and out with a natural ebb and flow,” says lead vocalist Jim Grey. “It’s exactly what we hoped to achieve with Caligula’s Horse. To us, this album has a life of its own.” Equal parts grandiose and crushing, melodic and energetic, enjoy the first taste of Caligula’s Horse’s third record ‘Bloom’ right this moment.

Locrian

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LOCRIAN- INFINITE DISSOLUTION

A seamless and horrowing blend of dark ambience, drone, black metal, post-rock and experimental electronics, Infinite Dissolution is the perfect manifestation of modern, forward-thinking experimental music!

Infinite Dissolution, the latest from Chicago post-metal outfit Locrian, is the aural equivalent of a massive, once-grand but now-crumbling building that’s slowly being reclaimed by nature. – About Heavy Metal (4/5)

“the most adventurous and accessible album the once-prohibitively esoteric band have ever made” – Pitchfork (8.2/10)

“Infinite Dissolution is their most cogent, cohesive record to date” – Exclaim!Ca (8/10)

“dense enough to reward patience and repeated listens.” – The Quietus

“one of the most flawlessly executed records of the year. “ – Team Rock (9/10)

“as mesmerizing as it is disorientating.” – Consequence of Sound

Temple of Baal

French Black/Death metal veterans, TEMPLE OF BAAL, have set “Mysterium” as the title of their next full-length album, due on October 2nd via Agonia Records, and “Divine Scythe” as the first single to be released. The song, which features guest vocals by Georges Balafas (Drowning, Eibon, Decline Of The I) is available for listening at this link below:

In their over 15 years-long career, marked by four full-lengths and numerous split releases, the highly respected French coven TEMPLE OF BAAL have evolved from a primitive Black/Thrash outfit into a monstrous Black/Death Metal entity of epic dimensions. “Verses Of Fire”, the last album (2013), was acclaimed worldwide as a milestone in the band’s career, allowing TEMPLE OF BAAL to perform at notable festivals such as Hellfest, Motocultor, Summer Breeze, Kings Of Black Metal and Speyer Grey Mass. The formation also played selected shows in France, Finland, Germany, Switzerland and Austria, sharing the stage with the likes of Watain, Antaeus etc.

As the album’s title suggests, “Mysterium” dwells on the topics of spirituality and religiosity. “From the opener, Lord Of Knowledge And Death, to the closing number, All In Your Name, every inch of this record drips with it” – comments the band. “Mysterium can be seen a collection of meditations and prayers over the mysteries of Faith, directed towards the gods of the left hand path”.

Musically, TEMPLE OF BAAL’s Black Metal roots are back in full force, allowing the atmospheres to develop through songs of epic proportions, mostly clocking around 8 or 9 minutes each. “Mysterium” covers a wide musical specter, from slower ritualistic parts, to furious blasts and thrashy riffs or the surprisingly melodic choirs of “Magna Gloria Tua” and “Hosanna”, each song taking the listener into a spiritual journey, evolving through various climates, keeping the listener’s mind awake. “I never got that much into monotonous, uniform albums” – says band’s leader Amduscias. “I like music to take my mind from one point to another. Even if I have a strict view of what TEMPLE OF BAAL should be, stagnation is not something I’m very fond of.”

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