Tantric Illuminates in New Video for “Angry” as they Land in Europe for Tour By: Coren E. McLeod

With an unfiltered, take no prisoners attitude, Tantric has been living in the glory of their astonishing album 2018’s “Mercury Retrograde.”   With relentless, nonstop touring across the United States, Tantric is ending the year 2019 on a high note landing in Europe playing shows for the first time overseas.

And with the release of the mesmerizing music video for “Angry,” Hugo, Jaron, Baz and Ian illuminates with a high energy performance displaying all their natural talent in a 2 minute 55 second clip.  Each member of the “new” Tantric excels with a highly choreographed light show grasping the authentic feel of what fans would encounter at a live show:  a true hardcore rock show leaving you exhausted and drained.  Yet, you depart the venue asking, “When is Tantric coming back to town?”

From the first few seconds of the screeching guitar with the heavy beats of the thumping drums, “Angry” is intense, mysterious and kicks you in the stomach with no regrets in the lyrics alone.  “Angry” was a stand out for me and I love the fact it was released as a music video.

With me being a huge, dedicated fan for about 20 years, watching Hugo perform especially in this video shows the front man at his finest.  Hugo has charismatic stage presence hovering over the crowd playing into what every lady loves about him.  He has a few rough edges and a gritty voice.  That is what makes Hugo the rock star many try to follow and few who can mimic him.  The video for “Angry” displays that so well about Hugo.

The never ending bass player Jaron embodies what the 80’s era was all about:  having a feverishly vigorous performance with a great leather jacket.  One could witness Jaron having the time of his life slapping the bass striding across the floor with such ease.  The hair flipping between Jaron and Baz is on full display especially when the two come together to jam out and just enjoy the moment of living their dream in the video.

Baz is a highly accomplished guitar player and you see a smile come across his face in “Angry.”  (Isn’t it ironic?)  He is very much enjoying himself with his distressed jeans and stylish tank top. His solo in “Angry” packs a punch with a few key strokes and making it a perfect platform for Hugo to “rap” in the middle of the song:

“Is it because that you want to
Never give up on your dreams that
You have made everything at war
Known to belearn as a known fact
Natural to always want more
Promise they made me but not grasped
That’s what we started this shit for
Not to waste you’re such a snake boy
That’s why we started it”

The camera captures each guy of Tantric in their best light and Ian is no exception.  Being behind the drums does not hold back what this man is capable of.  Ian strives to perfect rock-solid throbbing notes reaching out in a massive mode. 

The direction of “Angry” for sure takes Tantric to that next level of stardom and it is a very well accomplished music video. The camera angles are fierce and innovative playing along a colorful lighting system. I recommend playing “Angry” over and over again to get you pumped. It maybe influences you to go into a mosh pit. 

Congrats to Tantric and all the wonderful success they had for the year 2019!!!!  As for 2020, it will be even better!!!!!

STATIC-X Addresses Lead Vocalist Questions + Announces UK, EU, Australia and Pacific Northwest US Touring Plans

Today, STATIC-X dropped a special video in which fans can see and hear the band’s mysterious, unnamed vocalist performing the band’s cult classic, “Bled for Days”, along with the original Wisconsin Death Trip band lineup of Tony Campos, Ken Jay and Koichi Fukuda.The clip also showcases the band’s stage production for their highly-anticipated upcoming US tour, and teases a brand new song from their upcoming album, Project Regeneration.

Watch the clip here: https://youtu.be/_340zcRUO5g

“Everyone wants to know who will be singing and how we will be pulling off the material live,” says Tony Campos. “Well, here it is. Watch this video and you will see and hear exactly what we will be doing on the tour.” Since the announcement of their upcoming Wisconsin Death Trip 20th Anniversary Tour dates in the US, based on incredible demand, STATIC-X has confirmed shows in 10 more countries as part of their world domination! The tour will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the band’s platinum selling debut, Wisconsin Death Trip, and serve as a touring memorial for their late lead singer, Wayne Static. In addition, STATIC-X have announced the beginnings of a second US leg to take place in December. North American meet & greets are available now via www.Static-X.org (and www.DevilDriver.com for their performance dates).

Tickets are available now via individual venues and their websites. See below for a full list of dates and individual support artists. STATIC-X is currently in the studio putting the finishing touches on their seventh studio album, entitled Project Regeneration. The album will feature 12 brand new STATIC-X tracks and contains several vocal performances and musical compositions by Wayne Static, along with a handful of high-profile guest vocal contributions.

“We are incredibly excited to announce that we will be taking the Wisconsin Death Trip 20th Anniversary Tour around the world,” says drummer Ken Jay. “The fans have shown so much love for the band and for Wayne and we couldn’t be more pumped for the rest of 2019. Thank you all for the encouragement and support!” 

Ken Jay adds about the addition of the new vocalist, “For us, the goal was 100% about recapturing the vibe and the spirit of STATIC-X. We were never interested in using a hologram or using Wayne’s pre-recorded vocals. It has to be real and it has to have a soul and a pulse. STATIC-X has always been four guys. Two guitars, bass, drums, and vocals. We didn’t want to mess with that formula. This is the most electric version of Wisconsin Death Trip 2.0 that we can imagine, without actually having Wayne here with us.

“At first, I was actually a little skeptical of how we could do all of this,” says Koichi Fukuda. “But, after I heard him sing, I was sold! I am so impressed with how far it has come in a short amount of time. We are working very hard to bring something very special to you all. I know that Wayne would be very proud of how much heart and effort has been put into this. It is truly an honor.

We were very lucky to find somebody who could fill such a unique role,” says Tony Campos. “We’ve all toured together and our bands came up together back in the day. This is just as special for him as it is for us. He was never interested in trying to make this about him and he was actually the one who suggested that the mask be the face of the memorial.”

9Electric Releases Megalith on March 29th

It all started with a song.

9Electric went into the studio in early 2018 to record a new song – their first time in the studio since member changes revamped their lineup months prior. They went in to write and record a song, and came out three days later with an unprecedented confidence, an undeniable chemistry, and the first indication of what their future held…

Welcome to Megalith, an album as true to the rock royalty that inspired it, as it is to the band members that created it. “Our only goal going into the studio was to write and record a song that defined what 9Electric is in the year 2018,” says frontman Ron Underwood. “What we discovered was akin to addition by subtraction – new blood brought new energy, and Mike and I were able to write like we’d never written before.” Joining Underwood and founding guitarist Mikey Lopez on the new album is returning bassist Ginny Eck (formerly of the band Eyeshine).

“We stripped our sound down and got back to basics, writing songs that stood out on their own and weren’t dependent on programming and production,” adds guitarist Mikey Lopez, who wrote every song onMegalith with Underwood. “We had a reputation for being an ‘electronic’ band, and that really never sat well with Ron and I. We were always more about Guns N’ Roses and Rage Against The Machine than post-production blips, bells and whistles. This album is the most honest record of our career.”

Integral to the process was Shawn McGhee, who recorded, produced, mixed and mastered the album in his Las Vegas studio. “We had a great experience making our last record, but in hindsight I can’t help but feel like we stifled our producer by trying to have too much voice in how he did his job,” recalls Lopez. “We learned from that with Shawn – we let him produce, and he let us be us. And the results speak for themselves.”

The single “The Light” features Carla Harvey of Bucher Babies. “The Butcher Babies and 9Electric have a lot of history,” explains Harvey. “We played some of our early shows together in Hollywood, and have both undergone a lot of changes over the years. When I heard ‘The Light,’ I thought it was a great opportunity to showcase a side of both me and the band that a lot of people might not expect, and I’m really excited about how the song came out!”

“God And Man” crushes, delivering a knockout combination of cascading guitars, double-barreled bass and drums and lyrical dogma. It’s a statement song, followed by a declaration in the form of “I Don’t Want To Be,” a Gavin Degraw hit that 9Electric definitely make their own. “Stand In The Fire” has the makings a modern rock anthem. “Disposable Love” is a summertime ballad with a melancholic tan. “Breathe” pulses like an homage to Prodigy, while “Dark Matter” delves into the underbelly of a scorched psyche.

“The Megalith concept grew straight out of my obsession with lost civilizations and esoteric symbols,” says Underwood of the album’s theme. “Most of the lyrics are introspections into life’s dualities – primarily good and evil, and how they work to create a third and even greater single entity beyond that given dimension.”

Naples, FL’s SOWFLO Releasing New LP “New Shoes” On March 15

Naples, FL reggae/rock group SOWFLO will release their latest record “New Shoes” on March 15.

Pre Order

Apple Music https://apple.co/2tp3Ho6
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Sowflo_New_Shoes?id=Bearcc4b5gphxbym3mbnwh46z64
Amazon Music https://www.amazon.com/New-Shoes-SowFlo/dp/B07N8PVPSM

SOWFLO has shared stages with some of the biggest names in the genre, including Rebelution, Julian Marley, Dirty Heads, Matisyahu, and Wailing Souls. They were an instant success as their debut full-length album debuted in the top 5 on the Billboard reggae chart.

On ‘New Shoes’ SOWFLO reteams with veteran producer/engineer Marc Lee (Stephen Marley, Damian Marley).

In anticipation of the upcoming album, SOWFLO is releasing acoustic teaser videos of songs off ‘New Shoes’ on their Facebook page. Videos post every Monday & Thursday leading up to the official album release on March 15.

Check out SOWFLO on YoutubeSpotifyApple Music, etc.

Tour Dates

MAR 22 Stans- Goodland, FL
MAR 27- The Ranch- Fort Myers, FL (w/ COLLIE BUDDZ & ROOTS ALMIGHTY)
MAR 30- Dixie Roadhouse- Cape Coral, FL (Record Release Show!)
APR 12- Stottlemeyr’s Smokehouse- Sarasota, FL
MAY 11- Orlando Amphitheater- Orlando, FL (Dirty Heads Orlando Vacation)

Contact

To request music, interviews, show tickets, more info, please contact Mike@earshotmedia.com

Sister Shotgun Premieres SACRED HEART

English rock band Sister Shotgun premieres the music video for “Sacred Heart,” a single from their debut album, entitled Fragments. The full-length album serves as a follow-up to the 2017 Devour EP. Fragments will be available worldwide on April 19, 2019, via Pavement Entertainment.

The “Sacred Heart” video features an emotionally charged performance from Sister Shotgun. Vocalist Chloe Ozwell says,“’The song takes me back to a place where I was really vulnerable, but it’s about reclaiming my power. I hope it can serve as a reminder to keep pushing no matter what life throws at you.”
In terms of sound on the upcoming album, Ozwell states, “Musically, it’s a sound we’ve been striving for since we started the band. Everyone has stepped up their game and I think this is probably one of my favorite tracks of ours to date.”

Listen to “Sacred Heart” now on iTunesSpotify, and Amazon. See Sister Shotgun live later this month as they rock the United Kingdom!

Tour Dates

3/26 – Oxford, UNITED KINGDOM – O2 Academy2 Oxford3/27 – Birmingham, UNITED KINGDOM – Flapper
3/28 – Nottingham, UNITED KINGDOM – Rock City – The Basement
3/29 – Sheffield, UNITED KINGDOM – Corporation
3/30 – Bournemouth, UNITED KINGDOM – The Anvil
Like Sister Shotgun on Facebook for the latest tour updates.

Gabriel and the Apocalypse Premiere SYSTEMATIC CHAOS

Hailing from the colorful and music inspired streets of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Gabriel and the Apocalypse bring you their latest music video, “Systematic Chaos.” The single comes from the upcoming album, Alpha Bionic, which is due for a worldwide release on April 12, 2019, via Pavement Entertainment.

“Systematic Chaos is seeing the future of the world and, through that, losing faith in humanity,” says frontwoman Lindy Gabriel. The cool, white environment surrounding Gabriel and the Apocalypse in the video emphasizes her vision of what may become the new reality in the next 30-50 years.

Both “Systematic Chaos,” as well as Alpha Bionic, set a new standard for the band. In comparison to the previous album, The Ghost Parade, Lindy observes, “Alpha Bionic is a confident and consistent album comprising of a more upbeat synth-infused collection of songs.”

“Systematic Chaos” is available to stream and download now on iTunesSpotify, and Amazon. Catch Gabriel and the Apocalypse live on their tour across the US!

Tour Dates

3/15 – Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
3/16 – Charlotte, NC – Underground
3/17 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
3/18 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
3/19 – Tampa, FL – Orpheum
3/21 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
For more information and a complete list of tour dates, visit gabrielandtheapocalypse.com.

Links

iTunes: apple.co/2EXbzCs
Spotify: spoti.fi/2W4eXCJ
Amazon: amzn.to/2W2q7rl

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY RELEASE “SPOKE IN THE WHEEL” MUSIC VIDEO

March 14, 2019 — Black Label Society have released a new music video today for their song “Spoke In The Wheel” from their upcoming LP due out this spring. Directed by long-time director and collaborator Justin Reich, this is the first music video we’ve seen from the band since ”Trampled Down Below” was released last year from the Grimmest Hits LP.

Black Label Society will release Sonic Brew – 20th Anniversary Blend 5.99 – 5.19 on May 17, 2019, via Entertainment One (eOne). “Spoke In The Wheel” is available as an iTunes instant gratification track, meaning fans who pre-order the album on iTunes will receive that single as an instant download. “Spoke In The Wheel” is available on all streaming services today.  Pre-order bundles including teeshirts, posters, vinyl, and even a turntable are available now. Click here for more.

Thanks to a new arrangement with record label Entertainment One (eOne), the band’s back catalog is now all in one place, uniting the band’s earlier work with their more recent output. The “re-blended” version of their classic debut is resurrected bigger than ever without sacrificing its familiar kick. Plus, there are two bonus cuts: a full band/piano version of “Spoke in the Wheel” and an acoustic take on “Black Pearl.”

Black Label Society has also announced their “20 Years of Sonic Brewtality Tour,” a brand-new batch of 2019 North American tour dates in conjunction with the new release. The band will play two shows in each market – the first night will feature Sonic Brew played in its entirety, while the second night will see the band play a set of greatest hits. Support will come from Conan and The Atomic Bitchwax. Black Label Society will also participate in U.S festivals Sonic Temple, Epicenter, and Welcome to Rockville on this run.

Dates begin April 24 at The Oriental Theater in Denver and wrap up in Los Angeles at the famous El Rey Theater for two nights ending on May 23. Tickets are on sale this Friday, February 1, 2019. 

Tour Dates

Apr-24 Denver, CO The Oriental Theater
Apr-25 Denver, CO The Oriental Theater
Apr-27 Dallas, TX Canton Hall
Apr-28 Dallas, TX Canton Hall
Apr-30 Chicago, IL Concord Music Hall
May-01 Chicago, IL Concord Music Hall
May-04 Jacksonville, FL Welcome To Rockville
May-06 New York, NY The Bowery Ballroom
May-07 New York, NY The Bowery Ballroom
May-11 Rockingham, NC Epicenter
May-14 Toronto, ON Opera House
May-15 Toronto, ON Opera House
May-17 Columbus, OH Sonic Temple
May-18 Clarksville, TN O’Connors
May-22 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre
May-23 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre

Sonic Brew – 20th Anniversary Blend 5.99 – 5.19  is nothing like the infamously awful, failed experiment of New Coke. This is the original formula, like Coke Classic, but spiked with Viagra, the Captain America super soldier serum, and triple the caffeine. It’s less of a floor to ceiling remodel than it is a fresh coat of paint, in preparation for another crazy house party. Zakk Wylde and crew were careful not to mess with the magic captured on the long lost two-inch tape. Instead, they blessed the master with some note-for-note enhancement, spicing up /Sonic Brew/ with a perfected recipe.  “I don’t want to hear Led Zeppelin II redone, with the band just replaying the whole record,” notes the charismatic frontman and gregarious guitar icon. “The performances and everything is a snapshot in time. We just added on top of what was already there on the original recordings. It’s like we went in and did surgery on this thing. We took the original CD master and added things that made it stronger.” 

The Black Label Society studio discography is like an instruction manual on how to expertly craft heartfelt, no holds barred, heavy metal infused American hard rock. “’Sonic Brew’ was the beginning. I can’t believe it’s been 20 years,” Zakk marvels.  Wylde’s powerful pipes, mayhem-inducing charisma, mischievous humor, and instantly recognizable shredding have made him a beloved figure to rock audiences the world over. One part invading-horde, one part traveling carnival party, Black Label Society continues to engage and inspire, powered by caffeine and cacophony. 

Track List:
1. Bored To Tears
2. The Rose Petalled Garden
3. Hey You Digital
4. Born to Lose
5. Peddlers of Death6. Mother Mary
7. Beneath the Tree
8. Low Down
9. T.A.Z.
10. Lost My Better Half
11. Black Pearl
12. World of Trouble
13. Spoke In The Wheel
14. The Beginning At Last
15. Black Pearl (Bonus Track)
16. Spoke in the Wheel (Bonus)
PRE ORDER