SONIC BREW – 20TH ANNIVERSARY BLEND 5.99 – 5.19 LP OUT MAY 17, 2019
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.
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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.”
Akron , Ohio- The guitar virtuoso John 5 came to the area over of the weekend to the delight of a sold-out crowd! The Empire Concert Club , an intimate venue on the outskirts of Akron, Ohio played host to the legend in the making . John 5 known for his guitar work for both Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson proved that while he is a team player , he is a bonafide rock-star in his own right and his adoring fans proved him right .
The packed house was in a treat to hear such songs as ” Season of the Witch ” , ” This is My Rifle ” and ” Crank It ” among many others .
Some of the crowd favorites were ” Hell Haw ” a twisted version of Hee Haw and ” First Victim ” I personally feel the venue was too small for an artist of his stature, but and this is just a guess I think he enjoys the more intimate venue to connect with the fans .
If you have never seen John 5 and you have even a passing interest in guitar then make it your goal to catch one of his shows you will not be disappointed . I rate it 5 out of 5 stars .To see when he may be in your area please check out the official website at http://john-5.com
A special shout out to Jared James Nichols who did a outstanding job warming up the crowd .
Cleveland, Ohio-The Pretty in Kink Tour, with headliners Orgy and Lords of Acid headlined this past weekend’s show at The Agora, one of Cleveland’s finest venues. They brought the Genitorturers, Gabriel and the Apocalypse, Two Dead Roses, and mixed genre performance artists Little Miss Nasty with them. The resulting show I can only describe as one of the sexiest, most phenomenal performances to come to town.
This tour had an amazing pairing of talented musicians, dancers, and performers grace it’s stage. Equally a rock concert and a performance, the bands would play and various performers would act out fetish and horror scenes on stage.
As a longtime fan of Orgy, I am glad they decided to hop on this tour as their music is a perfect fit for the genre. Orgy played a set consisting of new and old favorites. Jay Gordon, the lead singer, even took a request from the crowd because they’re the best! If you’re wondering, the song was Stitches off their album ‘Candy Ass’.
I noticed that most of the bands were female led as well, and I thought that was awesome.
Little Miss Nasty was a new and pleasant surprise as I have never had the privilege to watch such an amazing performance by a quartet of talented dancers and musical artists. Their skills are beyond praise and in my honest opinion they brought most of the sexiness to the show. I didn’t blink once during the chain and collar scene!
The Genitorturers played a crazy set as well. Their music, which can be described as industrial metal went hard on stage. They brought out a well endowed Satan on stilts while the lead singer, Gen, spit Jameson on the crowd. Proving you haven’t been to a real metal show unless you’ve been spit on by the vocalist.
Lords of Acid lived up to the many years of awesome music they have making, with this tour setting off their new album of the same name, “Pretty in Kink”. Their vocals are hauntingly dark, beautiful, powerful, and sexy. Playing my favorites by them, “Out Comes the Evil” and “I Sit on Acid”, I was in absolute audio bliss.
All in all, the Pretty in Kink Tour was a show not to be missed and I hope everyone wanted to see it was lucky enough to get the chance!
Cleveland, Ohio – The event was held last weekend in the North Coast , but the city is of little importance as Wizard World brings the fun across the United States and to the hearts of many . Featuring games, music , celebrities and every variation of popular culture , no part of fandom is left untouched .Due to a previous commitment we were only able to attend the Friday night festivities but with Wizard World every day is a party for the eyes , ears and mind .
The cosplayers were on hand to show of their hard work and dedication and the professionalism was on display .
In addition, the medium of art had a strong presence with local icons John Sloboda and Ted Sikora displaying their work for the comic industry .
The new medium of Burtonizing is sweeping the country and Emily Szalkowski of My Asylum art is on the forefront of it .
The celebs were not just there to pose for pictures and sign autographs , some performed for the fans like Thomas Nicholas of American Pie fame who is at genuine as he is talented .
Amazing props were there from several high profile movies so fans could pose with them and on them .
Wizard World is a huge production , taking many hours and personal to set up and maintain for the enjoyment of visitors , here is what the event looked like before the Saturday and Sunday crowds .
Other cons are always going on across the country and the fine folks at Wizard World allowed the personal of Dark X Mas to show off their upcoming Horror convention flyers.
If you see Wizard World coming to a city by you, make sure you check it out , it wont be a weekend you will soon forget !
Los Angeles, CA, March 1, 2019 – The Vans Warped Tour, presented by Journey®, announces the lineups for its bi-costal 25th Anniversary events that celebrate the final showcase of the tour’s iconic culture. The unique music experience will stop in three locations including Cleveland, Ohio, Atlantic City, New Jersey and Mountain View, California and caps off 25 years of history of the Vans Warped Tour.
“The Vans Warped Tour holds a very special place in our hearts and in our history.” explains Steve Van Doren, vice president of global events and promotions at Vans. “It was through the annual tour that we were able to bring music and action sports to youth across the globe for over two decades. We are really excited to partner with Kevin and the Warped team to put on a once in a lifetime experience to celebrate the tour’s final year.”
“Through the years the Vans Warped tour has always tried to bring you something extra, this year we have gone through the past archives and dug up many of our old friends to join us for these special events.” says producer Kevin Lyman. “The curated art experience will showcase our favorite moments over the last 25 years. So, dust off the old Vans and lace em’ up since you won’t want to miss a thing!”
Columbus, Ohio- The approximate 22,000 plus athletes that attended the 31st annual Arnold Sports Festival proved one fact , sports is universally loved and embraced by athletes of all ages and sexes. The old adage of ” You throw a ball like a girl ” is not considered an insult but a compliment because these girls were some of the toughest competitors I have ever met.
I met a family that competes in Baton and yes it is a real sport .It requires the ability of dance ,martial arts, gymnastics and ballet. With ages ranging in elementary school to collage there is room for all to enjoy this sport.
In recent years , pole dancing has left the clubs and exploding into the sports arena . A great use as a stress release and stamina builder this is one sport that is gaining world wide attention .
Fitness has long been a staple at the Arnold , and doing back flips, dance moves , push ups and handstands prove it requires dedication and plenty of hard work .
Professional athletes were on hand including Miss Kelly Klein a professional wrestler with the sports entertainment show ” Ring of Honor ” proving that hard work does pay off .
Team sports were on hand as well with dance teams being represented from across the country with judging from the prestigious US Spirit Cheer and Dance Organization .