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!!!!!

Tantric Announces European Tour Pavement Entertainment

Rock band Tantric will soon embark on a European tour, entitled The First Stumble Tour. The tour starts on November 29th and spans to December 13th. The band is going to make several stops in the United Kingdom. From there, Tantric will make its way through the Netherlands, Amsterdam, Germany, Austria, and France. The tour will conclude in Switzerland.
Tantric’s latest full-length album, Mercury Retrograde, is the follow up the 2014 Blue Room Archives release. Mercury Retrograde is available through Pavement Entertainment and features the perfect blend of both heavy and melodic tunes.
Tantric originally hails from Louisville, Kentucky. The band consists of founding vocalist Hugo Ferreira, drummer Ian Corabi, bassist Jaron Gulino, and guitarist Sebastian LaBar.
For tickets and VIP packages, visit Tantric’s Facebook.

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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)
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ENTERTAINMENT ONE LICENSES COMPLETE CATALOG OF HARD ROCK/METAL TITANS BLACK LABEL SOCIETY

BAND ANNOUNCES “20 YEARS OF SONIC BREWTALITY TOUR”

NEW AND IMPROVED, DIGITALLY REMIXED + REMASTERED VERSION OF SONIC BREW TITLED SONIC BREW – 20TH ANNIVERSARY BLEND 5.99 – 5.19 LP TO BE RELEASED ON MAY 17, 2019

Entertainment One (eOne) has licensed the complete back catalog of Black Label Society (BLS), the hard rock group led by American guitar icon Zakk Wylde. In addition to the band’s last three albums which were released on eOne, the Company has licensed the following titles: Sonic Brew, Stronger Than Death, 1919 Eternal, The Blessed Hellride, Hangover Music Vol. VI, Mafia, and Shot to Hell. Fans can expect these titles in never-before-released formats over the next few years.

eOne’s Scott Givens, SVP, Rock, Music, says, “I’m delighted to expand our partnership with Zakk and Black Label Society to now include all his amazing earlier work.” 

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 release of a new, reimagined version of the band’s iconic 1999 debut LP, Sonic Brew, on May 17, 2019 titled Sonic Brew – 20th Anniversary Blend 5.99 – 5.19, original formula with enhanced flavor.

“The original recording back in 1997 was mastered with high volume, alcohol, and dance,” says Wylde from his home studio. “We went in and worked off the existing performances and focused on the high volume and dance while replacing the booze with viagra and anabolic steroids.”

The new re-blended version of Sonic Brew will feature two new bonus tracks, a full band/piano version of “Spoke In The Wheel” and an acoustic version of “Black Pearl.” Wylde continues, although we wish he would stop, “I wanted to re-blend and re-choreograph this release to be the most brewtal and dance-tactic album since Gloria Gaynor’s ‘I Will Survive” dominated the dance floor at Studio 54!”

The band will play two shows in each market – the first night will feature Sonic Brewplayed 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. 

Sonic Brew was initially released in Japan on October 28, 1998, and contained 13 tracks and a free Zakk Wylde guitar pick. The album was subsequently released in North America on May 4, 1999, with three bonus tracks including a cover of Ozzy Osbourne’s“No More Tears,” recorded with bassist Mike Inez of Alice in Chains. 

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Last year Black Label Society soared into the charts with their album Grimmest Hits, which landed at #4 on the Billboard Current Charts, the highest-charting LP since 2009’s Order Of The BackGrimmest Hits also reached #1 on the Billboard Hard Music and Independent Charts, and #2 on the Rock Chart.

Wylde, is now reunited on stage with Ozzy Osbourne, whom he refers to as “the boss,” after an eight-year break. Wylde will kick off the U.K portion of the “No More Tours 2” tour tomorrow night in Dublin, Ireland at 3Arena. Tickets are on sale now.

One part invading horde and all parts traveling carnival party, Black Label Societytraverses the world powered by caffeine and cacophony. BLS engages and inspires audiences everywhere they go, on every radio dial they burn, inviting all comers to join in and participate in their brotherhood and sisterhood of hard rock and vigor. 

Now with ten BLS studio albums deep, with solo records, Ozzy shows, and Zakk Sabbath tours all kicking ass simultaneously, Zakk Wylde rides ever forward, fist held high.