Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Damnation Plan released a new single from it's upcoming full length

Damnation Plan released a new single from it's upcoming full length

Finnish progressive melodic death metallers Damnation Plan have released a new title track single from their upcoming album "Reality Illusion".

Drummer/songwriter/lyricist Jarkko Lunnas comments:

"Creating this album took us 3+ years of hard work, driving me and some of us almost insane during the process of recording the album almost entirely ourselves. It was a massive task but I believe it served the end result well!

The album deals with separating the truth from the beliefs and seeing it (or not seeing it) through the different bubbles that we've learned to live in our stable and modern societies. We are estranged from the reality until we are forced to face it.

The album delivers the message covering a whole spectrum of feelings from an atmospheric and emotional perspective, all the way to the maximal intensity."

The band is also running a Pledge Music pre-order campaign for the upcoming full length album, out March 10 2017.

By pre-ordering the album from the campaign you'll get 10+ in-depth video documentary episodes about the making of the album. The campaign can be found here: http://pledgemusic.com/damnationplan

The album was mixed by Dan Swanö (Edge of Sanity, Nightingale, Bloodbath, etc) at Unisound Studios.

Reality Illusion -single @ Youtube
Reality Illusion -single @ Spotify



01 - Intro
02 - Beyond These Walls
03 - Rulers Of Truth
04 - Rise Of The Messenger
05 - Blinded Faith
06 - The Empowerment
07 - Maze Of Despair
08 - Iron Curtain Falls
09 - Reality Illusion
10 - A Chapter In Greed
11 - The Final Destination

Total length 56:22:40


Monday, January 30, 2017

LAS RAGEOUS Music Festival set for April 21 & 22 in Downtown Las Vegas with Avenged Sevenfold, Godsmack, Anthrax, Breaking Benjamin & more

Social: Welcome to #LASRAGEOUS April 21 & 22 in the heart of Downtown Vegas! Early bird tickets start at just $99 visit LasRageous.com for info!
This year marks the debut of Las Rageous, a two-day music festival taking over two square blocks in downtown Las Vegas on Friday, April 21 and Saturday, April 22. Created by Live NationLas Rageous will feature performances from Avenged SevenfoldGodsmackAnthraxCoheed and Cambria, Killswitch EngageBreaking Benjamin, and more with two stages in the heart of iconic downtown Las Vegas.
Charlie Benante of Anthrax stated, “We are looking forward to playing the Las Rageous festival, planning on making this first-time festival memorable.”
Benjamin Burnley of Breaking Benjamin said, “We’re really excited to be a part of Las Rageous in April. We love playing Vegas and are looking forward to being a part of this new festival.”
Amanda Moore of Live Nation explained, “Bringing an annual rock festival to this city has been a dream ever since we opened the Live Nation Las Vegas office. Rock and metal music have a rich history here in Sin City; from the bands it has fostered, to its wild and loyal fans, to KOMP - one of the oldest and most respected rock stations in the country.”
The lineup for Las Rageous is as follows:
Friday, April 21GodsmackAnthraxCoheed and CambriaKillswitch EngageOf Mice & MenThe Devil Wears Prada, with more announcements to come.
Saturday, April 22Avenged SevenfoldBreaking BenjaminMastodonEagles Of Death MetalAll That RemainsEscape The Fate, with more announcements to come.
With only 10,000 tickets available for purchase, Las Rageous offers the rare opportunity for fans to enjoy a festival experience in an intimate outdoor setting. Located just off Las Vegas Boulevard at Third and Carson Streets, Las Rageous will take over two city blocks of the historic downtown area.
All ages are welcome and doors open at 4 p.m., with headliners taking the stage at approximately 10 p.m. The festival will also feature a collection of wandering freak show performers, a KOMP-sponsored showcase of local rock and metal bands, and a Vegas scene foodie-focused Food Truck Village.
Pre-sale tickets will be available Thursday, Feb. 2 from 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. PT. Pre-sale passwords can be obtained by signing up for the Las Rageous email list at http://www.LasRageous.com or from radio partner KOMP-FM.
All tickets available for purchase are two-day festival tickets for both Friday and Saturday.
An initial allotment of two-day festival tickets will be available for $99 each, for a limited time only. Fans are encouraged to purchase their tickets early, as the specially-priced $99 tickets are expected to sell out quickly. VIP tickets are also available and include private viewing from a platform and onsite parking.
About Live Nation Las Vegas: Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation & House of Blues Concerts, LN Media and Artist Nation Management. Live Nation Las Vegas produces residency shows from Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Lionel Richie, Backstreet Boys and Pitbull at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino; Bruno Mars and Ricky Martin at the Park Theater at Monte Carlo; and Steely Dan at The Venetian Las Vegas. Live Nation Las Vegas also brings other world-famous artists to many of the city’s other premier concert venues including T-Mobile Arena, Mandalay Bay Events Center, MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas Village, Pearl Concert Theater at the Palms, House of Blues, The Foundry at SLS Las Vegas, Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, and more. For additional information, visit www.livenation.com. Find Live Nation Las Vegas on FacebookInstagram and follow us on Twitter.
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Bay Area Hard Rockers TOY CALLED GOD Release Music Video for "Numb In A Bottle"

Bay Area Hard Rockers TOY CALLED GOD Release Music Video for "Numb In A Bottle"
Watch Now via Revolver Magazine
New Album Dirt On Your Coffin Out Now | Order Here
Groove metal influenced hard rockers TOY CALLED GOD released their heavy-hitting full-length album, Dirt On Your Coffin, earlier last year. Hailing from Brentwood, CA, the quartet have been making a name for themselves since 2011 - mixing crushing distortion, infectious hooks and headbanger riffs.You can order Dirt On Your Coffin today via iTunes.
Last spring, the band released a music video for their single "False Prophet", shot and directed by Mike Sloat (TestamentMachine HeadLynyrd Skynyrd). Today, TOY CALLED GOD is following up with their second music video supporting Dirt On Your Coffin, for the track "Numb In A Bottle", also directed by Mike Sloat and focusing on the dangers of alcoholism. Watch the video now, exclusively via Revolver Magazinehttp://www.revolvermag.com/artist-artist-video-videos/toy-called-god-premiere-new-music-video-numb-bottle/22954
Guitarist Patrick Donovan states, "Far too often in our journey, those we love choose to numb themselves to life as opposed living it. Often times those around them want to help their loved ones but don't know how to do that. Sometimes that help comes too late. Live life, love your people, never give up and never go numb."
Dirt On Your Coffin Track Listing:
1. False Prophet
2. Drop On The Pile
3. Justice
4. Numb In A Bottle
5. Warning Shot
6. Push Me Down
7. Shackled
8. Dirt on Your Coffin
TOY CALLED GOD will perform at the Red Hat Bar in Concord, CA on February 4 with Via Perdition, No More Solace, and Suburban Paranoia. The show is 21+ , starts at 8pm and costs $10 at the door. Click here for more information.

TOY CALLED GOD began their onslaught with the release of their first demo, Only One Menace, in January 2011. A relentless year of shows followed. The band released their self-titled debut album in 2012, supported by a successful release show featuring Kill Devil Hill in Oakland, CA. In 2013, TOY CALLED GOD won Top Overall Honors in the Project Independent contest and RadioRiff.com awarded the band a "Riffie" award for their first single, "Only One Menace". In 2014, the band released their second full-length album Guns, God and Steel, which they later supported on the Project Independent Tour in 2015. TOY CALLED GOD endorses and recommends Fireplant Guitars, Warwick Basses, and Steve Clayton Picks.

Marcus Lance - Vocals
Damian Lewin - Bass
Patrick Donovan - Guitar

The Offspring To Headline KLOS Presents Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival, April 8 At Doheny State Beach In Dana Point, CA



Tunes * Tacos * Craft Beer

KLOS presents Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival, powered by Gringo Bandito, the 4th annual ultimate taco and craft beer celebration, is proud to announce its all-new location, hours, and date at the scenic Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, CA on Saturday, April 8 from 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM (VIP opens at noon). Produced by California’s most successful and respected craft beer festival producer Brew Ha Ha Productions and premier music festival production company Synergy Global Entertainment (SGE), KLOS presents Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival will feature live music, lucha libre style wrestling, games, contests, complimentary craft beer tastings (until 4:00 PM) from some of the best breweries in the country, and $3 tasty gourmet tacos from the region’s top chefs and restaurants.

Sabroso features a music lineup headlined by Orange County-based, multi-platinum rock band The Offspring, along with performances from Sum 41Rival SonsLitUnwritten Law, and the world’s first and only heavy metal mariachi band, Metalachi, as well as roving performances by local mariachi bands.

Dexter Holland of The Offspring is looking forward to joining in this ultimate taco fest and comments, “We love tacos, the beach AND beer, so it sounds like a perfect day for The Offspring.”

Sabroso co-producer Cameron Collins of Brew Ha Ha Productions explains, “Sabroso is one of my favorite events that we produce, and Doheny State Beach is exactly the kind of setting I imagined when we started in 2014. Much of the event will remain the same. What’s new for 2017, though, are the extended hours and the killer bands performing on our main stage. Having one of OC’s favorite exports, The Offspring, perform at Sabroso could not be more perfect! Attendees are in for a day they will never forget!”

Throughout the festival, taco lovers can indulge in $3 gourmet tacos from top local chefs and restaurants. These titans of taco creations will all compete for the coveted Sabroso “People’s Choice” awards, as selected by attendees via Text-To-Vote. “Best Of Show” will be awarded by a panel of highly acclaimed and pre-selected food judges. Many taco experts are expected to participate, including these past Sabroso “People’s Choice” and “Best Of Show” winners returning to defend and reclaim their titles: Chef Jimmy Martinez from Pour Vida - Anaheim, Chef Cody Storts from Salt and Ash – Placentia, Chef Rashad Moumneh from Falasophy - Santa Ana, Luis Flores of Meat Up BBQ - Placentia, and Chef Hop Phan from Dos Chinos - Santa Ana, just to name a few. Other local favorites include Chef Greg Daniels from Haven Gastropub, the Ninjas With Appetite Truck (N.W.A. Truck), Devilicious TruckLIME TruckStadium Brewing Co., The KroftChronic Tacos, and many more.

Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival will feature renowned craft breweries including Bottle Logic, Bootleggers, Riip Brewing, Pizza Port, TAPS Fish House and Brewery, Stereo Brewing, Fall Brewing, Barley Forge, Ritual Brewing, Modern Times, Artifex Brewing and more.

Attendees are also invited to sample all flavors of Gringo Bandito--Dexter Holland of The Offspring’s top rated hot sauce—during the event.

In addition to live music, tacos and craft beer offerings, Sabroso attendees will be entertained by lucha libre style wrestlers like Red Spider, La Golosa, Lady Lee and Mariachi Loco, who will take to the ring for four action packed qualifying matches, followed by a championship match.

Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival runs from 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM on Saturday, April 8, with VIP entry beginning at Noon for an extra hour of complimentary exclusive tastings in the VIP lounge. The festival is open to those 21 and up. Festival attendees will have the opportunity to roam throughout the lush grass areas of Doheny State Beach, right off the shore of the Pacific Ocean, touching the sand.

The VIP Lounge + Early Entry Ticket includes 1 festival admission ticket for craft beer tastings, music festival, VIP entry lane with one hour early entry for craft beer tastings (Noon), VIP lounge access with exclusive craft beer tastings and special taco vendors, front of stage viewing access, VIP bathrooms, and VIP commemorative laminate.

Tickets for KLOS presents Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival, powered by Gringo Bandito go on sale Friday, February 3 at 10:00 AM PT at www.SabrosoTacoFest.com. A limited number of discounted Early Bird presale tickets will be available via KLOS on Thursday, February 2 from 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM, exclusively for the station’s Workforce members. Visit www.955klos.com for more details.

A portion of the proceeds from Sabroso will be donated to the Doheny State Beach Interpretive Association (DSBIA), the non-profit cooperating association of Doheny State Beach, dedicated to the protection of the park’s beaches, facilities, marine refuge and its historical, cultural and social stories.

General Admission and VIP tickets will be available for purchase for the following prices at www.SabrosoTacoFest.com. All tickets include complimentary beer tasting and access to view the music stage.

Festival General Admission Tickets start at $60, and VIP Lounge + Early Entry Tickets are $99. Day Of Festival General Admission Tickets (if available) will be $75 per person.

Parking at Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival will be extremely limited, so attendees are strongly encouraged to carpool and rideshare. Please go to www.SabrosoTacoFest.com for all shuttle locations, ride share lots, bike valet and suggested additional areas to park.

Doheny State Beach is easily accessible by car from Los Angeles County, San Diego County, the Inland Empire, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Tucson, the San Joaquin Valley, and via flights to Orange County’s John Wayne Airport.

The festival producers encourage attendees to drink responsibly.

Sponsors for Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival include KLOS, Gringo Bandito and Chronic Tacos, with more to be announced.

For the most up-to-date information on Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival, please visit:

Facebook: @sabrosotacofest
Twitter: @sabrosotacofest
Instagram: @sabrosotacofest
Hashtag: #sabrosotacofest

(Photo of Doheny State Beach event by Brian Bloss)

(Sabroso photos courtesy of Brew Ha Ha Productions.)

About Synergy Global Entertainment, Inc.: Synergy Global Entertainment, Inc. (SGE) is one of the world's premier music festival production companies. With hundreds of live events worldwide each year, SGE works with agencies, brands and musical talent to produce or co-produce concerts across various genres and interests. SGE produces Funny Or Die’s ODDBALL Comedy And Curiosity Festival. In addition, SGE co-produced the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival and the worldwide Rockstar Taste of Chaos, produced the Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival and conceived and developed KNOTFEST with Slipknot and 5B Artist Management. SGE has also produced many other national festivals and tours. SGE senior staff have a combined 60 years of experience in artist management, large scale festival production and brand integration and have worked with artists as diverse as Guns N' Roses and The Cure. SGE excels at integrating brands' needs with large scale musical entertainment.

About Brew Ha Ha Productions: Brew Ha Ha Productions (BHHP) is Orange County, California’s most successful craft beer event producer. Its team brings years of successful event production and business experience along with an inside view of the craft beer industry and its enthusiasts. Fueled by a desire to promote craft beer, along with a vision of a different kind of beer fest, the Orange County Brew Ha Ha Craft Beer Festival was conceived. BHHP is known best for their events like the Orange County Brew Ha Ha, Brew Ho Ho ‘Holiday Ale Festival’, Sabroso ‘Craft Beer & Taco Festival’ and the Brew Hee Haw at the OC Fair. The events have been a resounding success and the OC Brew Ha Ha has been voted “BEST Craft Beer Festivals in Southern California” six years in a row by the Orange County Beer Society. In six short years, BHHP has enjoyed unprecedented growth making them the largest craft beer event producers in Orange County and one of the largest on the west coast.

About KLOS:
KLOS The Rock of Southern California (95.5 FM) is a commercial Rock music formatted radio station in Southern California broadcasting to Los Angeles, Ventura, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Orange Counties. KLOS features specialty music shows such as Frosty, Heidi & Frank, Jonesy’s Jukebox, Full Metal Jackie’s Whiplash, Check I … 2, and many more. Owned by Cumulus Media, KLOS studios are in Culver City, CA and the station reaches an audience of over 1.5 million listeners each week.

About Gringo Bandito
Gringo Bandito was started in 2004 by Dexter Holland, singer for the multi-platinum punk rock band The Offspring, more as a hobby than a business. "I just thought it would be cool to have a hot sauce," says Holland. "I gave away the first batch as Christmas presents to my friends." The response to this new hot sauce was so overwhelming that Holland decided to put it out commercially. Sales were modest at first, and the hot sauce was distributed only in Holland's native Southern California. "It has always been a DIY operation for sure," Holland says. "It started small but it has just kept on growing." After several years and over a million bottles later, Gringo Bandito hot sauce has garnered a worldwide audience and a loyal following. "We're not the most well-known hot sauce out there," says Holland, "but once people try it, they're hooked." Gringo Bandito is now sold in Australia, Japan, Canada, Finland, Switzerland, UK, Poland, Germany, Belgium, Hungary and coast to coast in the US and can be found in the top 10 on Amazon.com's highest customer rated hot sauces amongst 5000+ other products.


JANUARY 16-20, 2017


After selling out in record time, ShipRocked 2017 set sail from Miami on January 16 onboard Carnival Victory for four days and nights of a three-ringed floating rock ‘n’ roll circus on the high seas, led by headliners Breaking Benjamin, along with Papa RoachAlter BridgeSevendustPop Evil and more. 3,000 ShipRockers shared in “The Greatest Vacation On Earth,” enjoying a packed itinerary of more than 40 performances from 20+ bands – including a pair of unforgettable deck stage sets from ShipRocked’s own all star band The Stowaways -- a day on the beach on beautiful Grand Turk in Turks & Caicos, sideshows, theme nights, and more.

ShipRocked veterans Sevendust welcomed old friends and new family alike to the floating festivities with their bracing kickoff performance on Carnival Victory’s main deck. Headliners Breaking Benjamin brought ShipRocked’s eighth edition to a memorable conclusion with a raucous deck stage set on the cruise’s final night – before frontman Benjamin Burnley joined many other ShipRocked artists posing for photos and mingling with fans well into the night.

Along the way, Carnival Victory’s four stages offered a steady diet of rock from a lineup of more than 20 bands, including: Breaking BenjaminPapa RoachAlter BridgeSevendustPop EvilThe Stowaways all-star band, 12 StonesAnother Lost YearArt Of DyingAvatarCane HillCrobotGeoff Tate & Bumblefoot, Lacey SturmLetters From The FireLiving SacrificeMonster TruckMothershipRavenEyeSpraygun WarStitched Up HeartThe Dead DeadsThem Guns and Wilson.

Comedians Big Jay OakersonAnnie Lederman and Liza Treyger provided late night laughs, while street magician Ryan Shadow dazzled guests with illusions that appeared to conjure the supernatural. DJ Lippy RageThe S.D.R. Show and KaraoKings’ live band karaoke provided additional afterhours entertainment. ShipRocked 2017 ringmasters Kayla Riley (SiriusXM’s Octane)Ralph Sutton (The Tour Bus Radio / The S.D.R. Show) and Big Jay Oakerson (The S.D.R. Show) kept the proceedings moving through a packed schedule of hosted activities both on land and at sea.

The annual onboard ShipRocked Cancer Sucks! charity auction raised money for cancer research, as guests bid on a treasure trove of autographed rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia, limited edition photographic prints, and more. In addition, ShipRockers participating in the PackForAPurpose.org initiative donated school supplies to Eliza Simons Primary School in Grand Turk through the assistance of local outfitter Blue Water DiversShipRocked photographer Chris Bradshaw and his wife Kimberly.

ShipRocked’s own all-star band The Stowaways returned in 2017. The revolving cast of musicians featured John Tempesta (The Cult), Ron “Bumblefoot” ThalOli Herbert (All That Remains), Geoff TateJosh Todd and Stevie Dacanay (Buckcherry), Sonny Sandoval (P.O.D.), CJ Pierce (Drowning Pool), Jerry Gaskill (King’s X), and more, plus guest performances from ShipRocked artists including Papa Roach’s Jacoby Shaddix and Tony PalermoJasen Rauch from Breaking BenjaminArt of Dying’s Jonny Hetherington and Tavis StanleyChad Nicefield from Wilson, among others.

The Stowaways’ Wednesday night tribute to rock’s fallen heroes ran the gamut from the Beastie Boys to David Bowie. Highlights included Type O Negative’s Kenny Hickey and Johnny Kelly performing “Black No. 1” for the first time since singer/bassist Peter Steele’s death, joined by Avatar singer Johannes Eckerström and Pop Evil bassist Matt DiRito, with The Dead Deads’ Hella Dead on keyboards. The set-ending rendition of Pantera’s “Walk” brought nearly 50 musicians on stage – joined by a chorus of ShipRockers who packed the Carnival Victory deck for this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Other highlights of ShipRocked 2017 included:

·         Artist meet & greets
·         Artist Q&A with Benjamin Burnley (Breaking Benjamin), Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge), Mark Tremonti (Alter Bridge), John Connolly (Sevendust), Leigh Kakaty (Pop Evil), Johannes Eckerström (Avatar), and Lacey Sturm, hosted by Kayla Riley
·         Beer Pong hosted by Crobot
·         Deck Wars hosted by Another Lost Year
·         ShipRocker Feud game show with Papa Roach and Sevendust
·         Shippy Awards
·         Onboard tattoo parlor with artists Southbay Mike and Tahiti Gil
·         And more!

Here’s a sample of what the press had to say about their ShipRocked 2017 experiences:

“There is really nothing that compares to seeing a giant rock show in the middle of the ocean with 3000 of your closest friends.” --Amy Harris, AXS.com, January 23, 2017

“4 full nights of pure rock & roll heaven…The 44 concerts, spread out across 5 on-board venues on the Carnival’s Victory while cruising the Atlantic under sun-filled and/or star-filled skies is billed as The Greatest Vacation on Earth, and if such a thing is possible, that may be an understatement.” --Steve Black, Chop Shop Radio, January 24, 2017

“The whole ShipRocked experience is usually a familial one, a full on meet and greet experience between fans and bands.” --Liz Ramanand, Loudwire, January 24, 2017

Before heading to sea, ShipRocked guests gathered at the Official ShipRocked 2017 Pre-Cruise Party at Miami’s Wynwood Yard on Sunday, January 15, where they dined on some of Miami’s best food truck fare while being treated to acoustic performances from Stitched Up HeartArt of Dying, and surprise guests Josh Todd and Stevie Dacanay of Buckcherry.

Produced by ASK4 EntertainmentShipRocked is a once-in-a-lifetime experience with unique performances and musical collaborations that provides guests with the opportunity to vacation with their favorite bands, meet new friends, and reunite with old ones year after year. ShipRocked onboard and beach activities include photo meet and greets with band members, poolside games, artist Q&A sessions, trivia challenges, game shows, parties, contests and more. The ShipRocked Cancer Sucks! onboard charity auction has raised over $500,000 to date for innovative medical research and finding a cure for cancer.

Look for the ShipRocked 2017 aftermovie and details about ShipRocked 2018 to be announced soon and visit www.ShipRocked.com for more information.

Rock Hard. Vacation Harder.

(Lido Deck Stage)

(Benjamin Burnley/Breaking Benjamin)

(Papa Roach)

(ShipRocker Feud led by Lajon Witherspoon/Sevendust and Jacoby Shaddix/Papa Roach)

(Myles Kennedy/Alter Bridge poses for a photo with guests)

(Artist Q&A with host Kayla Riley and panelists Leigh Kakaty/Pop Evil, Lacey Sturm, Benjamin Burnley/Breaking Benjamin, John Connolly/Sevendust, Myles Kennedy/Alter Bridge, Mark Tremonti/Alter Bridge, Johannes Eckerström/Avatar)

(“Circus Shiptacular!” theme night)

(All photos by Chris Bradshaw.)

About ShipRocked
The ultimate rock music cruise vacation is produced by Alan Koenig of ASK4 Entertainment, a premier rock music theme cruise and destination event producer. Each ShipRocked is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that provides guests with the opportunity to vacation with their favorite bands, meet new friends, and reunite with old friends year after year. On any given day, guests might find themselves dining, drinking, rocking out, swimming, working out, or gambling alongside their favorite rock musicians. The full-ship charter provides a one-of-a-kind experience for guests to have the time of their lives with thousands of like-minded friends.