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TOUR DIARY: Not Tonight Josephine

Not Tonight Josephine Dear Diary….

No, that was a joke. Okay, it was a bad one. Anyways, it seems like the RollerCoastTour just wrapped up maybe last night (really we’ve been home for two weeks now, but I’m pretty certain that we all slept for the first 6 days of that break).

We’re heading back into the southeast again, mainly because as 5 guys from Florida, none of us have a single clue or desire to drive in the snow. After working out the kinks of touring with each other in March, we’ve got the day to day routine locked in.

The first three stops on this tour went off like clockwork, our first stop in Pensacola, as first shows tend to, was sketchy. Admittedly we don’t exactly travel light, between our van and trailer, backline, and mission control (our in-ear-monitor mixer setup). It’s not uncommon to get to some smaller venues and scare the stage manager half to death. We still do our thing, even if the stage did have a hole directly behind James’ (our guitarist’s) spot on stage.

Riot Fest Announces More Dates

Riot Fest has announced that they will be in Toronto on September 6 and 7, Denver on September 19-21, in addition to the September 12-14 Chicago stop. This year will be the fest’s ten year anniversary. This year’s line up has yet to be announced but past years included Rise Against, Blink 182 and Violent Femmes.

Who would you want to see? Personally, I’m dying to see Rise Against on stage since they’ll have a new album coming out later this year. You can buy concert tickets here once sale dates are announced. Check out the message straight from the Riot Fest after the jump. 


Summerfest 2014 Lineup Announced

tumblr_inline_n31vtbT9gN1qzxlbnThis year’s annual Summerfest will be taking place June 25-29 and July 1-6 in Milwaukee, W.I. Some of the big acts you can expect to see there are Fall Out Boy, Paramore, Brand New, Neon Trees, Tegan and Sara among others. You can check out the full lineup below, after the jump.

Summerfest is the world’s largest music festival, with 7 stages and between 800,000 and 1,000,000 attendees yearly. The festival also includes food, comedy acts, shopping, fireworks and more.

For more on the festival and to buy concert tickets, you can visit the Summerfest website. And don’t forget to purchase a CD from your favorite bands in anticipation of the festival!

Top 10 Metal Christmas Songs

Top 10 Metal Christmas SongsChristmas is never the first thing you think about when you think of bands like Motörhead or Slipknot. In fact, most people would probably associate Krampus, the Yuletide demon-beast of German folklore, with a lot of metal bands before they even got around to Santa Claus. However, every now and then the metal world surprises us with one or two Christmas songs (or even the occasional album); and it’s an awesome bundle of guitar riffs, drum licks, and bass “dirnts” all wrapped up in a nice green and red bow.  So here are my top ten metal songs to listen to this Christmas.

Warped Tour UK Announces Final Lineup

warpedWarped Tour UK has announced the final lineup additions to this year’s tour, which will take place on November 16th and 17th at Alexandra Palace in London. The most recent additions are We Are The Ocean, Atilla, The Defiled, Rat Attack, and The Skints.

This year, London will also see the likes of Rise Against, Parkway Drive, Billy Talent, Chiodos, Escape The Fate, Memphis May Fire, The Maine, and many more.

For a full lineup list, go here. Purchase a CD at individual band websites or buy concert tickets here.


WATCH: Rise Against “Lanterns” Music Video

rise againstRise Against have released a music video for “Lanterns.” The single is part of the band’s Long Forgotten Songs: B-Sides & Covers 2000-2013 compilation. “Lanterns” was a bonus track on their sixth album, Endgame. Check out the video after the jump. You can purchase a CD here and buy concert tickets here.

WATCH: Rise Against “Lanterns” Video Premiere

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Rise Against has posted a video premiere for “Lanterns” on their website. The video can be viewed here and includes a brief interview with guitarist Tim McIlrath. Purchase a CD here and buy concert tickets here.

Contest: Rise Against Album Bundle

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In anticipation of their b-sides album, Rise Against have teamed up with Alternative Press for a contest. The winner will receive the album and exclusive merch. Scope a tweet from Alternative Press after the jump.You can buy concert tickets or purchase a CD here.






CONTEST: Rise Against Merch Pack Giveaway

Rise AgainstThe Alternative Press is doing a giveaway to celebrate Rise Against new release  Lost Forgotten Songs: B-Sides & Covers 2000-2013.  The winner will win a package which includes Long Forgotten green marble vinyl, cassette tape and a t-shirt. The deadline for the giveaway is Sept 15th.  Lost Forgotten Songs will be released on Sept 10th. Buy concert tickets or purchase a CD here.

STREAM: Rise Against “Sight Unseen”

riseagainstcoverHard rock group Rise Against has released a new rarity from its upcoming collection Long Forgotten Songs.  The song is called “Sight Unseen” and was revealed earlier today by Revolver Magazine.  Stream the audio after the jump.  The b-sides and rarities collection will be available in stores September 10, but pre-order bundles can be reserved here. You can buy concert tickets or purchase a CD here.

STREAM: Rise Against Cover Nirvana’s “Silver”

1014152_10153009781405705_108944487_n-1Rise Against released their cover of Nirvana’s single, “Silver.” The cover can be found on their upcoming album, Long Forgotten Songs, set to release on September 10th. Check it out via Alternative Press here. You can purchase a CD or buy concert tickets here.

Yellowcard, Rise Against Amongst Featured On Tony Sly Tribute Album

Tony_Sly_by_St_InkYellowcard, Simple Plan, and Rise Against are just a handful of the bands that will be featured on a tribute album to Tony Sly. The frontman of No Use For A Name joined the punk band in 1989, releasing nine full-length albums, various EPs, and several solo acoustic records.  Sly passed away unexpectedly in his sleep last summer at the young age of 41. You can check out the names of all the artists that will pay their respects on the album and the artwork after the jump. Although No Use For A Name subsequently parted ways following Sly’s death, you can celebrate his legacy and purchase a CD here.

Pre-Order Rise Against ‘Long Forgotten Songs’

riseagainstcoverRise Against’s compilation album, Long Forgotten Songs,  is now available for pre-order. The album is composed of b-sides and covers and is also coming in a very limited supply of double LP red vinyl. The 26-song-album will be available Sept. 10 through Interscope Records. You can check out the tracklisting after the jump. You can purchase a CD  for pre-order here and buy concert tickets here.

Rise Against Announce Rarities Collection

riseagainstcoverRise Against has announced a new hefty compilation album called Long Forgotten SongsB-Sides and Covers 2000-2013.  The record contains 26 (you guessed it!) B-sides and covers over a thirteen year period that saw the hard rock band release six different studio albums.  Pre-orders for the collection will be available July 30, and check out a teaser video here at Alt Press.

You can buy concert tickets or purchase a CD here.

Sublime With Rome Announce European Tour

Sublime with RomeSublime with Rome will be playing several shows this fall throughout Europe. The tour centers around their appearance at Warped Tour UK. At select shows, they will be joined by Parkway Drive, Enter Shikari, Billy Talent and Rise Against. Check out tour dates below. Buy concert tickets here. Purchase a CD here.

Nations Afire ‘The Ghosts We Will Become’ Stream

nations afire2Nations Afire are streaming their new full-length album The Ghosts We Will Become, which is set to release on July 2.

The group is made up of current and former members of notable bands including Chris Chasse of Rise Against, Nik Hill and Brett Rasmussen of Ignite, and Todd Hennig of Death By Stereo. To stream the album, click here. You can purchase a CD or buy concert tickets here.

Rise Against Release “Heaven Knows” Demo

Rise AgainstTo build hype for the reissue of their sophomore album Revolutions Per Minute, Rise Against released an early demo version of “Heaven Knows”, the second song from the 2003 record.  You can find the demo here.  The reissue includes all original tracks along with ten unreleased demos of album originals.

Rise Against “Like The Angel” Demo Stream

Rise AgainstRise Against is streaming their demo for “Like the Angel”. This year marks the band’s tenth anniversary of Revolutions Per Second and with it, released this rare cut of “Like the Angel.”

Check it out on Rolling Stone.

Warped Tour UK Announces First Wave Of Bands

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Warped Tour UK has announced the first wave of bands. Check them out after the jump and buy concert tickets here!

Amnesia Rock Fest 2013 Announce Lineup


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Canada’s Amnesia Rock Fest 2013 has been announced, and the lineup includes Rise Against, The Offspring, Alice Cooper, the Dropkick Murphys and many more. Check out the full lineup and dates after the jump.