Mentor, Ohio- The 90s hit machine Everclear made a stop in the jewel of Lake County to help promote Mentor Rocks ! and boy did they ever . On tour to promote the thirty year anniversary of the band . Please enjoy this short phot didplay of the band and fans enjoying the show !
Boardman ,Ohio -The bigger then you think town of Boardman , Ohio placed host to one of the funnest and down to earth cons of the year this last weekend . The Mahoning Valley Comic Con brought fans old and young from all aspects of fandom to celebrate their love of pop culture and even had some stars to to help with the festivities .
Some of the guests included from the Scream franchise Nancy Anne Ridder, and of course JJ Cohen from more movies then I can say but Almost Famous is one of my favorites he was in , Deep Roy from Star Wars, Star Trek, Transformers,and more and Lisa Neeld from Playboy Magazine .Ming Chen of Comic Book Men fame and the finally the event was put on by promoter and film director Travis Bowen to bring a little of Hollywood to his hometown area .
A cosplay contest was held and a chance to see how creative everyone was in their designs was a real treat along with classes and lectures on acting, makeup , posing and varies aspects of fandom.
A special note to all the artists and vendors who made this a special event and to the staff for all their hard work .
Please enjoy the rest of the cons pictures
The official merchandise store for the band Envy Of None is now open! Envy Of None is the inventive self-titled debut album from the new band featuring guitar legend Alex Lifeson (Rush) alongside Andy Curran (Coney Hatch), Alfio Annibalini, and introducing the vocal talents of Maiah Wynne.
The store is launching with two limited edition items – as well as t-shirts and copies of the band’s debut release on CD and vinyl.
There are only 100 copies of the white vinyl version of the album signed by all the members of the band (https://visionmerch.com/envy-of-none-autographed-white-vinyl-1-lp/)
Also, there will only be 100 copies of the special deluxe edition signed by the band (https://visionmerch.com/envy-of-none-autographed-special-edition/)
The special deluxe edition features a blue LP, 2CDs – the second disc includes bonus tracks, remixes and instrumental – and a 28 page book (with lyrics and track-by-track song guide by the band). This blue vinyl in this deluxe edition is different than the blue vinyl in the standard LP version).
To purchase visit: https://visionmerch.com/envy-of-none/Follow Envy Of None:
Los Angeles, CA – March 28, 2022 – A force to be reckoned with, Lilith Czar has been commanding stages across the US following her striking transformation and the release of her debut album Created From Filth And Dust. Today she is thrilled to announced that she will be supporting Halestorm and The Pretty Reckless later this year on their Summer 2022 Tour. Czar, who previously toured with Halestorm, shares: “I am so thrilled to be heading back out on the road with our good friends in Halestorm this summer! Our last tour together was an experience like no other and something I will never forget. I’m also very excited to be opening up for the Pretty Reckless, a band I’ve always admired and been a huge fan of. The comradery women show each other in the rock scene has proven to be unmatched and validates the overall strength and empowerment that exists within the entire rock community. Always fixing each other’s crowns and lifting one another up. I’m so grateful to Lzzy, Taylor and everyone in the bands for sharing the stage with me on what will most definitely be the tour of the summer! Let’s rise together and bring some hell“ Lilith Czar is currently on The Trinity Of Terror Tour with Black Veil Brides, Motionless In White, and Ice Nine Kills. Fans can also catch her on the road this spring performing on select shows with Three Days Grace, as well as supporting Godsmack. Lilith Czar has also been confirmed for festivals including Welcome to Rockville and Aftershock Festival. For a full list of all upcoming dates, please see below or visit www.lilithczar.com. About Lilith Czar: Lilith Czar arrives with the force of an otherworldly thunder, arising in visceral rebirth from an untimely grave of surrender and sacrifice. Her voice is the sound of supernatural determination, summoned with a confessional vulnerability and unapologetic authenticity. The girl who was Juliet Simms – her dreams discouraged and dismissed, her identity confined and controlled – is no more. In her place stands Lilith Czar, a new vessel forged in unbridled willpower and unashamed desire. Her motivation is simple: if it’s truly “a man’s world”? She wants to be King. Created from Filth and Dust, the debut album from Lilith Czar, is an evocative invitation into her bold new world. It’s aggressive music with warm accessibility; huge hooks with driving hard rock—the new larger-than-life icon channels the fierce combativeness of Fiona Apple and Stevie Nicks’ seductive witchery. Lilith Czar arms herself with sonic power, theatricality, and confidence. It’s a sound where the pulse of Nine Inch Nails, Halestorm’s songcraft, and the libertine spirit of David Bowie converge, all in service of a ritualistic ache for a more just and equitable world. Lilith Czar is more than music. Her songs – like “King,” “Bad Love,” and “100 Little Deaths” – are anthems. She sounds both larger than life and hauntingly intimate, baring all in the ballad “Diamonds to Dust” or unleashing hell with the banshee wail of “Feed My Chaos.” As much as Lilith Czar’s music is perfectly suited for modern rock radio, it’s simultaneously timeless. Thanks in no small part to Czar’s rich voice, Created from Filth And Dust wouldn’t sound out of place in any significant rock era. “I know who I am now, completely,” the singer declares. “I’ve found my purpose, creating art to inspire others to stand up for what they believe, to fight for their dreams, and to never give up.” She summarizes the Lilith Czar origin story like this: “When you find yourself beaten down by the world, in those times you can either let it destroy you or let it create you.” Created from filth and dust, destined to be King… Lilith Czar. Lilith Czar’s debut album, Created From Filth And Dust, is out now via Sumerian Records. To purchase or stream, please visit: http://smarturl.it/CFFAD.
Summer Tour w/Halestorm & The Pretty Reckless: 07/08/22 – Detroit, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill 07/10/22 – Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre 07/12/22 – Indianapolis, IN – TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park 07/13/22 – Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center 07/19/22 – Boston, MA – Leader Bank Pavilion 07/20/22 – Bridgeport, CT – Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater 07/23/22 – Scranton, PA – The Pavilion at Montage Mountain 07/27/22 – Syracuse, NY – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview 07/30/22 – Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre 08/02/22 – Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory 08/04/22 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater 08/05/22 – Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre 08/07/22 – Grand Junction, CO – Los Colonias Amphitheater 08/09/22 – Oklahoma City, OK – Zoo Amphitheatre 08/10/22 – Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP
ST. LOUIS, MO (March 16, 2022) – Blues and rock prodigy, Eric Gales, will join blues-rock icon Devon Allman for a special, live benefit concert, presented by Gibson Gives, at the National Blues Museum (NBM) in downtown St. Louis, MO on May 7th and 8th. The two-night concert series will also feature music by blues legend Albert King.
Allman and Gales are generously donating all proceeds of this concert
to the National Blues Museum to support the mission, music, and
education programs. Tickets for the National Blues Museum benefit start
at $139, with VIP packages available to purchase starting on March 25th.
For concert tickets and more information, visit nationalbluesmuseum.org/calendar/.
Allman is a long-standing board member, and today, the National Blues
Museum is pleased to announce the appointment of Eric Gales to the
museum board, making this benefit even more meaningful.
“I am so honored and excited to be brought on as a board member of the National Blues Museum,” says Gales. “This is going to be a great event to honor the legendary Albert King.”
“I’m excited to have another active musician on the board and I know Eric will bring a lot to the table,” adds Allman. “We’ve been friends for years and I look forward to working with him side by side.”
“The National Blues Museum board members are a dedicated team of blues enthusiasts and community leaders committed to racial equity, inclusion, and accessibility,” says Erin Simon, Deputy Director of the National Blues Museum. “We are pleased to welcome the talent, expertise, and energy of Eric Gales into furthering our mission. The benefit concert is only the beginning of Devon Allman and Eric Gales’s ambitions for the museum!” Both legends in their own right, Devon Allman and Eric Gales bring more than 30 years of professional experience including a performance resume that reads like a who’s who in both rock and the blues. Allman, a true American troubadour and son of Gregg Allman, is one of the most innovative musicians, record producers, and tour organizers of the last 20 years. In addition to his projects and performing countless shows worldwide, Allman has shared the stage with some of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, including Les Paul, Phil Lesh, ZZ Top, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Cornell Dupree, touring members of The Rolling Stones, George Porter Jr., and many others. Eric Gales, whom Joe Bonamassa heralded as, “One of the best, if not the best, guitarist in the world today”, began as a childhood blues and rock prodigy and is one of the most influential guitarists of his generation. Gales has worked with many blues legends, including Keb’ Mo, and earned the admiration of guitarists such as Eric Johnson, Dave Navarro, Gary Clark Jr., and Zakk Wylde. Both performers represent two of the most unique and experienced voices in contemporary blues and rock music, demonstrating Blues’ evolution as a piece of living music. Gibson, the iconic American instrument brand headquartered in Nashville, TN, has shaped the sounds of generations of musicians across the globe. Gibson has a strong focus on supporting the global music community through the philanthropic arm of Gibson Gives. The mission of Gibson Gives is to create, develop and support non-profit organizations in their efforts to advance musicians, youth-focused education, music, and wellness initiatives. 100% of all donations to and from Gibson Gives–a 501(c)(3) organization–go towards giving the gift of music. In the last three years, Gibson Gives has raised over $3 million dollars worldwide through its mission.
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About the National Blues Museum: The National Blues Museum (NBM) is a non-profit organization that preserves the blues’ historical significance as the foundation of modern music in the United States and celebrates the musicians that continue to advance the genre. Located in Downtown St. Louis, MO, NBM uses artifact-driven exhibits and interactive galleries to share the history of the blues with future generations and current lovers of the genre. NBM highlights the best in live blues both locally and nationally in their one-of-kind performance venue, the Legends Room. www.nationalbluesmuseum.org
The blues is a United States cultural treasure and the foundation of 20th-century music genres formed, including jazz, rock and roll, and rhythm and blues. Blues originated in the deep south by the creative genius of African Americans and were inspired by work songs, field hollers, spirituals, and country string ballads more than a century ago.
About Gibson Gives: Gibson Gives works extensively with other charities in a 360 degree way, to raise the funds they need the most right now. Gibson Gives partners include MusiCares, The Recording Academy (GRAMMY’s), Guitars For Vets (helping U.S. military veterans with PTSD), Let’s Stay (In) Together Apollo Theater Benefit, Women Who Rock (raising funds for breast cancer research at Magee Women’s Research Institute) Ryan Seacrest Foundation (placed Gibson instruments and KRK studio gear in all of their U.S. hospitals for pediatric patients and offering them music-making lessons to cope with illness), JoyRxMusic® Children’s Cancer Association (arranged music lessons for hospitalized kids and teens facing cancer and serious illness) and the Do it for the Love’ Foundation (a wish-granting non-profit organization for people living with life-threatening illnesses). Gibson Gives became the exclusive stringed instrument provider for the Nashville based non-profit Musicians On Call (who arrange in-room and virtual performances by superstar artists with hospital patients) and donated high-value guitars for auction to support the Teenage Cancer Trust (London, U.K.). Gibson Gives partnered with the NAMM Foundation for their Believe In Music 2021 program–NAMM attendees both donated and selected the non-profit they wanted to receive their donation—raising $20,000 in three days. Since re-launching in 2019, Gibson Gives has raised over $3 million dollars worldwide through its mission to create, develop and support non-profit organizations in their efforts to advance musicians, youth-focused education, and wellness initiatives. 100% of all donations to and from Gibson Gives–a 501(c)(3) organization–go towards giving the gift of music. Gibson Gives is changing lives…one guitar at a time. For more information, visit: www.gibsongives.org.
(Baltimore, Maryland – March 14, 2022) – Two decades into their venerable careers, Baltimore death metal savants MISERY INDEX are back with their new record, Complete Control, to be released worldwide via Century Media Records on May 13th. Today, MISERY INDEX are launching a first single off the forthcoming album, “The Eaters and the Eaten”. Watch the music video, which was directed, filmed and edited by J.T. Ibanez HERE.
““The Eaters and the Eaten” is the most straight-forward, blasting track on the album. It’s utterly relentless and hammers home the key themes of exploitation and drudgery that define life for so many on the planet in our current age,” states MISERY INDEX about the track.
Complete Control, the 7th studio album and Century Media debut for MISERY INDEX, was mixed by Will Putney, mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street studios and features artwork by Matt Lombard. The album is a riff-driven assault that captures the tension of the modern condition and channels it into 9 songs of ripping end-times death metal. Spewing with Orwellian invective and razor-sharp songwriting, Complete Control is a much-needed hammer to the face; a wake-up call for the disaffected and dispossessed.
Complete Control tracklisting:
- Administer the Dagger
- The Eaters and the Eaten
- Complete Control
- Necessary Suffering
- Rites of Cruelty
- Conspiracy of None
- Reciprocal Repulsion
- Now Defied!
Next to the jewelcase CD, LP and digital versions of the album, Complete Control will also be available as limited deluxe 2CD box set (see mock image below), containing the studio album as a jewelcase CD, an additional 5-track bonus EP entitled Strategies of Manipulation in a slimline case CD, a black tote bag with artwork print, a button set with 2 buttons and a double-sided mini poster.
Strategies of Manipulation Bonus EP tracklisting:
- Strategies of Manipulation
- Supposed to Rot (Entombed Cover)
- Infiltrators (Instrumental Version)
- The Eaters and the Eaten (Demo Version)
- Complete Control (Demo Version)
The album’s LP format will come on 180g vinyl and include a 4page LP-booklet as well as a poster in the A2 format. The available variants and limitations are listed below:
Black LP – Unlimited
Transp. Red LP – 1100x copies via all US outlets & Season Of Mist
Clear-Black Marbled LP – 500x copies via CM Distro and Evil Greed (European Bandshop)
Silver LP – 300x copies via EMP
White LP – 300x copies via Bandshops (IndieMerch / North America & Evil Greed / Europe)
The album’s pre-order starts today and can be found HERE.
MISERY INDEX Live:
12.03.2022 – Zürich (Switzerland) – Dynamo / Züri Gmätzlets Vol. 1
MISERY INDEX “The Space Control” Tour:
w/ Origin, Wolf King
May 6 – Chicago, IL – Cobra Lounge
May 7 – Indianapolis, IN – Emerson Theater
May 8 – Detroit, MI – The Sanctuary
May 9 – Toronto, ON – Velvet Underground
May 10 – Ottawa, ON – Mavericks
May 11 – Montreal, QC – Foufounes Electriques
May 12 – Quebec City, QC – La Source de la Martinière
May 13 – Boston, MA – Sonia
May 14 – Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus Bar
May 15 – Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz
May 16 – Greensboro, NC – The Blind Tiger
May 17 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (Hell)
May 18 – Tampa, FL – Brass Mug
May 20 – Houston, TX – Acadia
May 21 – Dallas, TX – Amplified
May 22 – Austin, TX – Come and Take It Live
MISERY INDEX Festival Dates:
17.06.2022 – Oulu (Finland) – Metal Capital Festival
19.06.2022 – Clisson (France) – Hellfest
30.07.2022 – Steenwijk (The Netherlands) – Stonehenge Festival
10.08.2022 – Jaroměř (Czech Republic) – Brutal Assault Festival
12.08.2022 – Obermehler (Germany) – Party.San Festival Open Air
14.08.2022 – Kortrijk (Belgium) – Alcatraz Metal Festival
18.08.2022 – Dinkelsbühl (Germany) – Summer Breeze Open Air
And many more dates to follow soon…
Since the early 2000’s, MISERY INDEX have performed over 1400 concerts in 44 countries, sharing stages with the likes of Napalm Death, Cannibal Corpse, Fear Factory, Dying Fetus, Amon Amarth, Behemoth, Nile, The Black Dahlia Murder, Kataklysm, Decapitated and EyeHateGod and making them one of the most intense and merciless live-acts of our time. Look out for many more dates across the globe to be announced soon for MISERY INDEX.
MISERY INDEX is (From left to right on photo by Ryan Philipps) Darin Morris (lead guitar), Adam Jarvis (drums), Mark Kloeppel (guitar and vocals) and Jason Netherton (bass and vocals).
Lakewood, Ohio – The Winchester Music Club, one of the best independent clubs on the north coast played host to a night of music that delighted fans from near and far .The might metal gods of Gemini Syndrome brought the first leg of their “Initiation’ tour to the rock city and to say that it brought smiles and cheers of appreciation is an understatement . Gemini Syndrome is on tour in support of their current release ” 3rd Degree- The Raising ” and by sound of it , its going to be a hit!
The night started with ” The Damn Kings ” and they brought their A game . The band is throw back of groove metal and some tuned down tones with powerful anthems and melodies . I really got into this band and I know you will too , check out the track ” Throw it Away ” which is available online ..
Up next was ” Pushing Veronica ” a pop punk bank from the LA area. They were a young band but they drew and impressive crowd and really knew how to play off of an audience .
” Ovtlier ” booked the slot right before the headliner and to be honest at first I really was not into them, the stage lights were so abrasive it made it hard to focus on the music . After a bit the lights died down and I could watch and enjoy the musicianship and songwriting of this band . I think this band has a bright future and the second half of the set was full of some of the best material I have heard in a long time .
Sound and fury mixed with emotions and theatrics the mighty” Gemini Syndrome ” pulled no punches in their return to the stage post pandemic and with that brought ovations from the crowd .The mysterious front man Aaron Nordstrom showed his appreciation to the crowd by thanking them for coming out on a week night and to be honest every night is a good night for kicks ass metal . On drums Brian Steele Medina showed he major percussion skills with one of the coolest sets I have ever seen .Long time bass player Alessandro Paveri proves not to judge a book by the cover as face art can be a little unnerving but his ability on the bass guitar and creative musical ability shows he might just be the modern equivalent to a music DaVinci.The twin guitars of Miguel “Meegs” Rascón and Nicholas Paul Arnold rounded out the band to complete a wall of sound . Some of the tracks played that night were Reintegration Absolution ,Basement,Eternity ,Pleasure and Pain ,Die With Me ,Baptized in Fire,IDK,Abandoned,Anonymous,Remember We Die , and more .
I suggest you check out this band if you are not familiar with them yet .. More info on them at the official website https://synnersociety.com/ and tell them we sent you ! 4 Stars way up !
his September 2021 tour (including dates with Alan Parsons Project) was
postponed due to COVID concerns, legendary drummer and musician, Carl
Palmer will return this November to the US with his first round of live
shows since 2019. These shows, which will feature only Palmer and his
band, mark the return to live performances since the onset of the
pandemic. The tour will kick off in Warrendale, PA on November Wed
November 3rd, and finish just before Thanksgiving. Additional dates are being added to initial list of 14 shows listed here.
“Finally! The band and I are very eager to get back on stages in America, and around the rest of world, where possible,” said Palmer. “The show will have some material we have not played in years, as well as ELP’s best loved material. Visually, we will include footage in the show that reflects the highlights of ELP’s career.” In addition to Palmer, the band still features Paul Bielatowicz on guitar and vocals; and Simon Fitzpatrick on bass and Chapman stick.Carl Palmer, who was voted by ROLLING STONE as one of the 10 Greatest Drummers of All Time, is a founding member of EMERSON LAKE & PALMER and ASIA. Since he began in the business in the 1960s Carl Palmer has sold over 50 million records! Since 2001, Carl has fronted a 3 piece power trio: guitar, bass, vocals, & drums doing the classically driven rock hits of ELP with NO KEYBOARDS.
These dates mark the beginning of three year drive to promote the 50th Anniversary and beyond of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, whose sole surviving member is Carl Palmer. Also planned during the celebration period will be a limited edition expansive biography of the band; a new Palmer art collection based on the five main ELP studio albums; a documentary; KARN EVIL 9, a major Hollywood film (now in development with Radar Pictures) and a special tour announcement that will reunite Palmer in performance with the late Emerson & Lake through modern technology. “This tour is beginning of a three year agenda,” explains Palmer. “There are many special celebrations of ELP that we will explain in detail in the near future.”
Welcome Back My Friends To The Show That Never Ends!
CARL PALMER ELP LEGACY 2021 SIZZLE REEL
Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy – NOV 2021 US TOURWed Nov 3 Jergels Warrendale, PA Thu Nov 4 Magic Bag Theater Ferndale MI Fri Nov 5 Marion Civic Center Marion IL Sat Nov 6 Wildey Theater Edwardsville IL Sun Nov 7 Arcada Theater St Charles IL Tue Nov 9 Tally Ho Theater Leesburg VA Wed Nov 10 Beacon Theater Hopewell VA Thu Nov 11 2300 Arena Philadelphia PA Fri NOV 12 Kent Stage Kent OH Sun Nov 14 Ludlow Garage Cincinnati OH Tue Nov 16 Tellus 360 Lancaster PA Thu Nov 18 Mauch Chunk Opera House Jim Thorpe, PA Fri Nov 19 Broad Brook Opera House Somer CT Sun Nov 21 Shea PAC/ William Patterson College Wayne NJ
MORE TOUR DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED….
FOR ALL THINGS CARL PALMER: www.carlpalmer.com
SEE CARL PALMER ART at: www.carlpalmerart.com
Edison ,New Jersey – The annual hedonistic lifestyle expo Exxxotica returned to it’s hometown of Edison this last month and with it brought tears of joys to fans and stars alike . The 2020 expo was cancelled as was all of 2020 due to the pandemic but as the country gets vaccinated and the number of new cases are starting to reduce . It looks like the worse may be behind us.
In my opinion the numbers seemed smaller then the 2019 expo it did not eel that way especially if you attended any shows at the main stage or in one the conference rooms, because at times it was standing room only .
The expo is known at a content producing weekend but unfortunately due to a production hold from a PASS Alert , most productions did not shoot ( although some renegade companies still shot scenes ) but that only slightly diminished the fun times .
The expo featured legends of erotica such as Micky Lynn as well as new comers making their mark on the world such as Luna Bright and Rebel Ryder to name a few .
One of the highlights of the expo was fan fan favorite Tiny Texie who is billed at the worlds sexiest little person who at 29 years old and 3 ft 6″ inches packs a lot of talent into a little frame .
All in all a fun time was had by all and for those interested Washington D.C is next on their list . To learn more about the expo please see the official site at https://exxxoticaexpo.com/ and remember life is short get out there and live it !
Californian hard rock band BUCKCHERRY performed their first of two shows in Ottawa on Friday, October 22, 2021. This concert had been rescheduled twice due to the pandemic and split into 2 separate shows to meet current pandemic health restrictions in Ontario. The crowd simmered with excitement as BUCKCHERRY are one of today’s top live performers and a favorite for rock fans worldwide because of their constantly touring.
The stage went dark and the opening riff to So Far blared through the speakers. This was a welcomed dose of rock after a long, suffering year-and-a-half with cancelled shows because of Covid-19. Playing to a fully masked, 50% capacity restricted, socially distanced and seated-if-you-have-a-drink crowd, Josh Todd commented after So Hott and Ridin’ “I hear y’all got hit pretty hard up here”.
It has been 18 months since the last international mainstream act had played in Ontario. “It’s been awhile since y’all have seen a rock ‘n roll show” said lead singer Josh Todd. Josh then asked if anyone liked cocaine, sequencing into his first major hit, Lit up. After the cheering died down, Josh took a minute and welcomed everyone and introduced the band. He referenced the pandemic, “23 years in this business and I ain’t seen this sh*t before”. His words were true and, of course, we’d all had dealt with it.
He then played all his hits from his eight-album catalogue from Everything, Sorry, Too drunk to f*ck and the title track HELLBOUND from their most recent album of the same name. The big surprise was their cover of Bryan Adams “Summer of ’69” because, to them, it’s “Canada’s favorite song” before they played their prominent hit “Crazy Bitch”. They quickly closed out the show with Dead as a fast encore to meet 11 pm curfew for health restrictions.
With no props or pyro, BUCKCHERRY just rocked out the entire evening with good riffs, solid rhythms and strong vocals. Opening up the evening was HARD LABOUR, a Rock n Roll trio based out of Ottawa Ontario.