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THE VERVE PIPE Announce New Album ‘Threads’ due 11/5, Share Debut Single “No One’s Going To Break This Heart (Again)”

DT: SEPTEMBER 16, 2021

FM: KELLY WALSH, MITCH SCHNEIDER/SRO PR

THE VERVE PIPE
ANNOUNCE FIRST NEW ALBUM IN FOUR YEARS,
‘THREADS’
DUE NOVEMBER 5

REVEAL FIRST SINGLE
“NO ONE’S GONNA BREAK THIS HEART (AGAIN)”
OUT SEPTEMBER 17

LISTEN HERE

Multiplatinum alternative rock band THE VERVE PIPE have spent the past 25+ years acquiring global acclaim while continuously building their legacy with radio hit songs including the iconic 1997 #1 smashing single “The Freshmen,” “Photograph,” “Hero,” and “Never Let You Down,” plus the favored track “Colorful” which was featured in the 2001 feature film Rock Star. Founder/lead singer and main songwriter BRIAN VANDER ARK has returned with a refreshed energy bringing on youthful co-writer and backing vocalist CHANNING LEE on the band’s first new album in four years, THREADS, scheduled for release on November 5 (CD & digital), March 11 (vinyl).

THE VERVE PIPE are also excited to reveal the first listen to THREAD’s debut single, “No One’s Gonna Break This Heart (Again),” with an exclusive premiere via the band’s SoundCloud. Listen now at this link: https://soundcloud.com/thevervepipe/the-verve-pipe-no-ones-gonna-break-this-heart-again

“No One’s Gonna Break This Heart (Again)” will be available to stream/download across all digital platforms on Friday, September 17.

“This song is about how we overprotect ourselves,” shares VANDER ARK about the single’s meaning. “It’s about the armor that we wear after a particularly bad breakup. We deny ourselves the opportunity to fall in love again, fearful we will relive the pain. And yet it can’t be helped. Love happens again and again, until we finally get it right.”

VANDER ARK further comments on how the concept behind THREADS came together stating: “The inspiration for the album started when we learned of an old Japanese legend that said we all hold one end of a red thread of fate. It symbolizes the thin artery that originates in the heart. It flows down to the hand and then out into the metaphysical world. These threads are connected to other people who will have an important story in each other’s lives. They stretch and bend; they never break.”

“We also wanted to explore the concept of fate—what can be comforting can also be confining.” VANDER ARK continues to ask, “How do we know if fate is something we wait to find us, or something we create for ourselves?”

“The symbolism of Threads weaves in and out of each song, as we tell these stories that make up the good and bad of our lives – love, heartbreak, abuse, addiction, hope, revenge and that constant yearning for the unknown.

And our stories continue. We feel the constant pull of our threads, from our hearts through our hands. It is what keeps us forever reaching.”

THREADS Track Listing:

1. Forever Reaching
2. The Witching Hour
3. No One’s Gonna Break This Heart (Again)
4. Save Me
5. Set Me On Fire
6. Found
7. What Might Have Been
8. You Deserve Whatever Comes Around
9. First Fire of the Winter
10. Love Will Find You Again
11. The Freeze
12. End of the World

THE VERVE PIPE will be previewing new material and a new lineup on a handful of shows this fall/winter. The recharged lineup will see Brian Vander Ark joined by current band members Lou Musa (lead guitar), Randy Sly (keyboard, backing vocal), Channing Lee (backing vocals), Brad Vander Ark (bass) and Zach Dubay (drums). Experience their energetic performance at one of the upcoming dates:

Sat., 9/18 Pelham, NY – Toonerville Music Festival
Sat., 9/25 Ferndale, MI – DIY Street Fair
Sat., 10/2 Marshall, MI – Franke Center For The Arts
Sat, 10/9 Ann Arbor, MI – The Ark
Sat, 12/11 Milwaukee, WI – The Back Room @ Colectivo

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ODDITIES FLEA MARKET Adds COVID Protocols for Los Angeles Event on 10/23 & 10/24 @ Globe Theatre (DTLA)

DT: SEPTEMBER 15, 2021

FM: KELLY WALSH, SRO PR

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ODDITIES FLEA MARKET
ADDS ENHANCED COVID SAFETY PROTOCOLS FOR
LOS ANGELES EVENT

SAT. OCTOBER 23 & SUN. OCTOBER 24 @ GLOBE THEATRE
IN DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES

The truly one-of-its-kind ODDITIES FLEA MARKET will return to bring their assortment of curiosities to eccentric customers of all ages as they return to Los Angeles for their annual event this fall on Saturday, October 23 and Sunday, October 24th at Globe Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. The event has announced strict covid-safety protocols for attendees to ensure a safe environment for all involved. Attendees will arrive during a set block of time during the event, previously selected when with ticket purchase, and must provide proof of vaccination or a negative covid test result to gain entrance. Multiple sanitation stations will also be set up throughout venue to further aid in cleanliness and safety.

Curated by famed collector and oddities aficionado RYAN MATTHEW COHN (star of Discovery’s Oddities) and his wife/executive producer REGINA MARIE COHN, ODDITIES FLEA MARKET will showcase a wide collection of obscure rarities and distinctive pieces including medical history ephemera, osteological specimens, and taxidermy as well as morbid and gothic inspired art & home décor, jewelry, fashion, makeup and more. The event is sponsored by local oddities boutique shops and artists including Memento Mori LA, The Olde World Emporium, Bearded Lady Vintage & Oddities, The Mystic Museum, Century Guild, Veneration of Light and Alligator Jesus. See below for a full list of vendors.

ODDITIES FLEA MARKET VENDORS

ENTIRE WEEKEND (10/23 & 24)

(EYEBA) Oddball Oddity • Alex Streeter • Miss Havisham’s Curiosities • L’esquelet • Ampersand Curiosities • Brooklyn Taxidermy • Deadly Darling Nightshades • Seance Perfume • Stephanie Inagaki • Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab • Arcanexus Designs • Beans of John • Catacomb Culture • Scientific Woman • The Pretty Cult • Acid Queen • BlckBts • Papermoon Gallery • Builtfromsketch • Mickey Alice Kwapis • Opened Jesus • Crypt Relics • Jennafer Grace • Veras’s Eyecandy • MM Fabrications • Dutch Hollow General • Dirty Lola • Blue Bayer • Sorceress and the Stone • Zoa Chimerum Jewelry • Caitlin McCarthy • Psychic Circle Oddities • Loschy Designs • White Witch • Uneven Jewelry • Rebels & Outlaws • Diaphonized Specimens • Little Ghouls • Deadskull Curio • In Rooms Gallery • Silentcheesecake Designs • Feral Femme Art • Seven Jones Jewels • War Machine Custom Merchandising • Swoonful Cotton Candy • United Society of Sin

SATURDAY ONLY (10/23)

Lively Ghosts • Marina Gibbons Conservation Services • Lizz Lopez • Emily Binard • Tarantula Garden • Our Darling • Conjurer’s Kitchen

SUNDAY ONLY (10/24)

Brooke Weston • Kate Hart • Petals & Poison • Memento Mori Goods • Lauryn Barnes • Tomb of Achlys • Ave Rose \• Miss G Designs • Easton Wicks/ Dark Entries

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EVENT DETAILS
WHAT: ODDITIES FLEA MARKET
WHEN: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23 & SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24
10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. (VIP), 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM (GA, timed entry)
WHERE: THE GLOBE THEATRE (740 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, 90014)
DETAILS: All Ages; Tickets ($15 GA – $45 VIP, timed entry)
*proof of vaccination or negative covid test result required for entry
https://theodditiesfleamarket.com/

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Hard Rock Act PISTOLS AT DAWN Share Spooky Video For “Gone Black”; Announce Free Shows in Atlanta & NYC

DT: SEPTEMBER 9, 2021

FM: KELLY WALSH, SRO PR

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ATLANTA-BASED HARD ROCK GROUP
PISTOLS AT DAWN
SHARE SPOOKY MUSIC VIDEO FOR
“GONE BLACK”
TAKEN FROM NEW EP
‘NOCTURNAL YOUTH’

ADD DATES FOR
‘THANK YOU & F**K COVID’ FREE CONCERT SERIES
IN ATLANTA & NYC

ANNOUNCE DEBUT FULL-LENGTH ALBUM DUE IN 2022
MIXED BY SYLVIA MASSY (TOOL, SYSTEM OF A DOWN)

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Hard rock heralders PISTOLS AT DAWN bring their “high energy, hard-charging approach to rock n’ roll” (V13) full force in the haunting music video for “Gone Black.” The single is taken from their recent self-released debut EP NOCTURNAL YOUTH, recorded with producer Jeff Tomei (Smashing Pumpkins, Matchbox 20) and mastered by lauded engineer Maor Appelbaum (Faith No More). NOCTURNAL YOUTH’s first single “Voices” received over 1 million video views within the first month of release, while additional videos for singles “Cold,” “Gauntlet,” and “Crown” have amassed 6 million combined views across all platforms.

The “Gone Black” music video, premiered earlier this week via V13 in North America and Midlands Metalheads Radio in the UK, comes just in time for the start of fall and Halloween season as it features haunting makeup and SFX from Shane Morton of Silver Scream FX Lab (Adult Swim’s ‘Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell,’ ‘Mandy’). Watch “Gone Black” below or at this link: http://smarturl.it/StreamNocturnalYouth.

“‘Gone Black’ is about people who cause their own misery,” explains the band on the track’s meaning. “They are living their lives stagnant while thinking they are living right, all the while sinking into their own arrogance and/or ignorance and following a perpetual cycle. It leaves them with nothing every time.”

“Working with Shane Morton at Silver Scream FX Lab is like working with Picasso,” the band shares. “He’s an absolute guru that executes his vision with such ease and care that one minute you are human and the next you are a real creature of the netherworld. We loved being transformed into our black light beings! Filming ‘Gone Black’ is definitely one of the coolest video production experiences we have ever had.”

PISTOLS AT DAWN was originally formed in Atlanta, GA in 2015 but disintegrated after the tragic passing of guitarist Mike Buffa in 2018.  The band reformed in 2019 with founding members, drummer Adam Jaffe, guitarist Devin White and bassist Billy Sullivan, while adding Tommy Richardson on guitars and VH1 Rockstar Supernova finalist Chris Pierson on vocals. The band is currently completing tracking their debut full length LP, to be be mixed by Sylvia Massy (Tool, System of A Down) and will be released in early 2022.

See the band perform live at one of their upcoming ‘Thank You & F**K Covid’ free concert series in Atlanta and NYC, with additional stops being added soon. The group will also be featured as part of Rock 100.5’s ‘Rock The Bank’ Holiday Benefit Concert’ in Atlanta. A current list of upcoming appearances is as follows:

10/24 – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Vinyl (FREE)
11/13 – Atlanta, GA – The Loft (presented by Rock 100.5 ‘ Rock The Bank’ Holiday Benefit Concert’
1/22 – NYC, NY – Mercury Lounge (FREE)

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Heavy Rockers BUDDERSIDE Reveal New Single “VOICES”; Announce New Album Due Early 2022

DT: SEPTEMBER 3, 2021

FM: KELLY WALSH, SRO PR

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HOLLYWOOD HEAVY ROCK GROUP
BUDDERSIDE
DEBUT NEW SINGLE & LYRIC VIDEO
“VOICES”

PRODUCED BY MATT GOOD
(ASKING ALEXANDRIA, HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD)

ANNOUNCE PLANS FOR NEW FULL-LENGTH ALBUM IN 2022

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Hollywood-based rock outfit BUDDERSIDE are excited to kick off the holiday weekend with a brand-new track, “Voices,” the first single taken from their forthcoming as-yet-untitled third album due in 2022 via OneRPM. Produced by Matt Good (Asking Alexandria, Hollywood Undead, Butcher Babies), “Voices”—described by vocalist Patrick Stone (ex-Adler’s Appetite)—“is a farewell to this realm and an invitation to the next.” It was written by the band as a collective unit and sees the group venture into uncharted space with its anthemic hooks and riveting melodies. Out today (9/3), “Voices” is available across all digital streaming platforms HERE. Watch the animated lyric video, illustrated by Pablo Conde, streaming below.

BUDDERSIDE will bring their fervent live performance to crowds at Rocklahoma this Sunday, September 5, giving fans the first listen to new material in addition to playing singles from their recent album SPIRITUAL VIOLENCE, released earlier this year via Motörhead Music/Silver Lining Music. Previously the band have been seen on stages across the U.S. with heavy hitters including Slayer, Anthrax, L.A. Guns and Motörhead, as well as appearing at major worldwide music festivals including Wacken Open Air (Germany), Malmö Festival (Sweden), Motörhead’s Motörboat and Monsters Of Rock cruise.

BUDDERSIDE was formed by STONE following his departure from Adler’s Appetite under the guidance of his mentor and close friend, the late Motörhead front man Lemmy Kilmister. He later enlisted a band of skilled musicians including guitarists Logan Nikolic and Sam “Bam” Koltun (Faster Pussycat, Dorothy), bassist Gabe Maska (currently appearing as Kurt Cobain in the Las Vegas 27 Show) and drummer Jeff Dewbray. Their recent sophomore album SPIRITUAL VIOLENCE was released on March 26 via Motörhead Music/Silver Lining Music. It was recorded with legendary producer Jay Baumgardner (Bush, Godsmack, Papa Roach) and mastered by Grammy Award-winning engineer Howie Weinberg (Nirvana, The Smashing Pumpkins, Garbage), with guest collaborations from vocalist Carla Harvey (Butcher Babies) and guitarist Phil Campbell (Motörhead).

SPIRITUAL VIOLENCE revealed STONE’s journey of overcoming addiction, loss and heartbreak to finding resurrection with patience, perseverance and meditation. Its extravagant cinematic music videos, including the Tokyo-filmed “Zen,” and animated “Pardon Me (ft. Phil Campbell), were lauded as finalists and official selections at several independent film festivals (LA Film Awards, Virgin Spring Cinefest).

Stream/download SPIRITUAL VIOLENCE now at https://smarturl.it/spiritual-violence.

Photo Credit: Rob Berezowski 

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Mongolian Rock Band THE HU Share Details on Upcoming N. American Headlining Tour & New Music in Exclusive Q&A

DT: SEPTEMBER 1, 2021

FM: KELLY WALSH, MITCH SCHNEIDER / SRO PR

 

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GLOBALLY ACCLAIMED
MONGOLIAN ROCK SENSATION
THE HU

SHARE DETAILS ON UPCOMING RETURN TO NORTH AMERICA & NEW MUSIC
IN EXCLUSIVE Q&A

BAND TO BE FEATURED ON METALLICA’S 30TH ANNIVERSARY ‘BLACK ALBUM’ REISSUE COVERS PROJECT, ‘THE METALLICA BLACKLIST’

Globally acclaimed Mongolian rock sensation THE HU are excited to return to audiences across North America this fall on their upcoming headlining tour, “The Hun Tour,” with special guests The Haunt from September 7 to October 31. With five sold-out shows to date (NYC, Los Angeles, Seattle, Denver and Flint), tickets are going fast and can be purchased while available at https://www.thehuofficial.com/tour-1.

Before the headline shows begin, THE HU will make their way stateside on September 1 for shows supporting Halestorm, whose frontwoman Lzzy Hale was featured on the empowering track “Song of Women,” included on the deluxe edition of THE HU’s #1 debut album THE GEREG. During the run, THE HU will also perform at several of the U.S.’s most high-profile music festivals including Austin City Limits, Outside Lands, Rocklahoma, Inkcarceration, Louder Than Life and more as well as appear alongside Danish rockers Volbeat for a few select dates.

Read an exclusive Q&A with THE HU below as they talk about returning to the stage for the first time since the start of the pandemic and their experience dealing with its repercussions from a global standpoint. The band also discusses their excitement on reuniting with Lzzy Hale; being included as part of Metallica’s 30th anniversary reissue project; and the creation of new music.

Founded in 2016 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, THE HU, comprised of producer Dashka along with members Gala, Jaya, Temka, and Enkush, are a modern rock group rooted in the tradition of their homeland. The band’s name translates to the Mongolian root word for human being, and their unique approach blends instruments like the Morin Khuur (horsehead fiddle), Tovshuur (Mongolian guitar), Tumur Khuur (jaw harp) and throat singing with contemporary sounds, creating a unique sonic profile that they call “Hunnu Rock.”

Their debut album, 2019‘s THE GEREG, was released via BETTER NOISE MUSIC and debuted at #1 on the World Album and Top New Artist charts. With it, the band have accumulated over 250 million combined streams and video views to date and have received critical acclaim from the likes of Billboard, NPR, GQ, The Guardian, The Independent, Revolver, and even Sir Elton John himself.

Proving their global appeal, THE HU have sold out venues across the world in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia, with scheduled festival appearances at Coachella, Lollapalooza, Download Festival, and more, creating a community of fans from all walks of life. They’ve quickly grabbed the attention of the industry, leading to collaborations with Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach and Lzzy Hale of Halestorm. Most recently, the band received praise from fans and critics for their Mongolian rendition of Metallica’s “Sad But True” (as part of Better Noise’s “15 Years of Rock” series), which Metallica themselves acknowledged on their social media accounts and enlisted them to be part of their upcoming Special 30th Anniversary ‘Black Album’ Reissue Covers Project, with a cover of the iconic song “Through The Never.” The band has also explored eclectic ways to reach audiences with their sound, most notably writing and recording music for EA Games’ Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.

Readying their next chapter as a global force, THE HU are finishing their highly anticipated sophomore album, which was recorded in their homeland during quarantine. The project is expected to be released in early 2022 via BETTER NOISE MUSIC.

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10 QUESTIONS w/THE HU

–What do you think will be going through your minds when the band step onstage September 1 in Lewiston, New York since it will be your first time in front of an audience in a long time due to Covid?

A: We are so excited and we’ll be delighted to be on the stage again. The stage is the place where we live, love and express our messages and feelings. Not being able to perform due to COV-19 reminded us how important this is in our lives.

–What has THE HU missed most about touring?

A: Connecting with our fans through our music is something we missed the most. Of course, there are other parts we missed including having a great time with our entire crew and seeing new places.

–In the months ahead, the band has its North American headlining tour, festival appearances plus shows with Halestorm. THE HU’s collaboration with Lzzy Hale of Halestorm on a new version of “Song of Women” on the deluxe edition of ‘The Gereg’ in 2020 was bold and moving. Can you talk about Lzzy’s contributions vocally and lyrically?

A: Lzzy is an incredibly talented singer, musician and songwriter. She brought a whole other level of dynamics to “Song of Women.” The lyrics that she wrote for this English version are absolutely beautiful and they complement the message of the original version. The first time we heard her vocal recording, it gave us goose bumps. Her sincerity in singing is off the hook.

–On the upcoming tour, THE HU will preview songs from the upcoming album. What can you tell us for now about these new songs and the album?

A: Yes, we will perform several new songs from the upcoming album. We’re highly anticipating sharing these songs because we have worked very hard to make them amazing for our fans. The recording part of the second album is done and now it’s in process of mixing and mastering.

— Does the band have any rituals before hitting the stage?

A: Yes, we do. A few minutes before going on the stage we circle around and chant together just like our ancestors.

 

–Can you talk about the challenge of performing at festivals where audiences are a mix of your fans plus folks who may not have heard of the band?

A: We don’t see it as a challenge but rather an opportunity. We believe in our music and message therein. We welcome new folks to come and listen to our music and hope they leave as new fans of the band.

–How does THE HU stay positive in such a volatile world given the pandemic, wars, polarizing political views, dramatic weather events and more?

A: As human beings, we’re stronger when we’re united together as we face any adversity. We believe that everyone has a warrior in them. Through our music we want to wake up those inner warriors in each of us so that you can face your fears and overcome them. Also believing in a bright future and accepting others regardless of their race, age, and political views make us stay positive.

–As Mongolians, do you feel you may view the world differently than, say, Americans and if so, how?

A: At the end of the day, we all are human being whether you’re from America or Mongolia. We have more things in common than one might think. For example, we grew up in Mongolia listening to American rock bands just like American kids. We love touring here and meeting with our idols, some of whom we have been fortunate enough to collaborate with.

–THE HU ended its last tour in Australia and were in fact stuck there as the country locked down at the start of the pandemic in early 2020. What was that experience like and how did you make the best of it?

A: Because of the COV-19 restrictions, we needed to stay in Sydney, Australia for about two months in early 2020. Of course, we wanted to return to Mongolia and our families, but it was impossible due to border lockdowns. During that time, we worked on our second album recording and making some episodes of “HU’s in the Kitchen?” We love Australia and would love to go back there to perform again.

–Music fans have really embraced THE HU’s cover of Metallica’s “Sad But True” on Better Noise’s “15 Years of Rock” series. And now you’re offering THE HU’s interpretation of Metallica’s “Through The Never” on the upcoming Metallica Special 30th Anniversary ‘Black Album’ Reissue Covers Project. Can you talk about the influence of Metallica on THE HU?

A: Like millions of people around the world, Metallica has been a huge influence and inspiration for us as music fans and musicians. We admire their 40 years of relentless touring and the timeless, unique music they have created. It is a great honor to show them our respect and gratitude by recording our versions of their incredible songs. We are honored and grateful to be included in the Blacklist.

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ABOUT BETTER NOISE MUSIC

BETTER NOISE MUSIC is the premiere independent music label under BETTER NOISE ENTERTAINMENT, a content creation and marketing company that produces music, books, films, documentaries, TV shows, theatrical productions, and tours. Better Noise Music (formerly Eleven Seven Music), founded in 2006 by music industry veteran and independent pioneer Allen Kovac, focuses on artist development and has grown into a music industry independent powerhouse, with a roster including Mötley Crüe, Five Finger Death Punch, Escape The Fate, AWOLNATION, Atlas Genius, Papa Roach, Bad Wolves, Nothing More, and The Hu. Partnering with FUGA, AMPED and Membran, the company operates a global marketing and distribution platform with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Nashville, London, Berlin, Toronto and Sydney.

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POP EVIL Land 18th Overall Top 10 Rock Single with “Survivor”; Launch Online Video Game

DT: AUGUST 31, 2021

FM: KELLY WALSH

POP EVIL
LAUNCH ‘VERSATILE’ CUBE VIDEO GAME

LAND 18TH OVERALL TOP 10 MAINSTREAM ROCK TRACK
“SURVIVOR”

BAND RESUMES HEADLINING ‘THE VERSATILE TOUR’
AFTER DELAY DUE TO POSITIVE COVID RESULT

POP EVIL are amped to resume their headlining U.S. tour after a brief hiatus due to vocalist Leigh Kakaty testing positive for Covid-19. The band returned to stages last Friday, August 27 in Virginia Beach and will continue their tour, including rescheduled dates for previously cancelled shows, throughout October 8 where they will appear at Aftershock Festival alongside Metallica.

The Michigan-formed blue-collar rock outfit recently landed their 18th overall Top 10 Mainstream Rock charting single with the empowering track “Survivor,” currently at #9, taken from their new album VERSATILE out now via Entertainment One (eOne). “Survivor” joins the album’s previous Top 10 single “Work” and #1 singleBreathe Again,” their sixth #1 single in career history. You can listen to VERSATILE’s “powerful and uncompromising modern rock sound” (Modern Drummer, 5/21/21) as you play along with POP EVIL’s new computer video game “The Cube.” Head over to game.popevil-versatile.com and see if you can beat the band’s high scores as you solve a scrambled digital Rubik’s cube that gets more complex in each level.

“Over the last few weeks, I played the hell out of this game during my Covid isolation,” shares KAKATY. “Just warning everyone, it’s not an easy game to nail down. Good luck beating Hayley’s score, she currently has the highest score on the bus…”

Don’t miss out on seeing POP EVIL live at one of their upcoming shows. Tickets are available now at https://popevil.com/tour-dates/

POP EVILVERSATILETOUR DATES
August 31 – Savannah, GA @ Victory North #
September 1 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel #
September 2 – Nashville, TN @ Brooklyn Bowl (w/ Zero 9:36 only)
September 4 – Pryor, OK @ Rocklahoma
September 8 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall #
September 9 – Flint, MI @ Machine Shop #
September 10 – Harrisburg, PA @ XL Live #
September 11 – Mansfield, OH @ Inkcarceration Fest
September 12 – Danville, VA @ Blue Ridge Rockfest
September 15 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live #
September 16 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom #
September 17 – Portland, ME @ Aura *
September 18 – Hampton Beach, NH @ Wally’s *
September 21 – Huntsville, Al @ Mars Music Hall – Von Braun Center*
September 22 – Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theater *
September 23 – Destin, FL @ Club LA *
September 24 – Orlando, FL @ Central FL Fairgrounds – Rebel Rock Fest
September 29 – Fargo, ND @ Sanctuary Events Center #
October 1 – Denver, CO @ Oriental Theater #
October 3 – Joliet, IL @ The Forge #
October 5 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s #
October 8 – Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock Festival

# with ZERO 9:36 & BRKN LOVE
* with BRKN LOVE & LIKE MACHINES

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BUTCHER BABIES Drop New Single “It’s Killin’ Time Baby (feat. Craig Mabbitt)” Inspired By DC Comic’s Lobo

DT: AUGUST 27, 2021

FM: KELLY WALSH, SRO PR

 

BUTCHER BABIES
PAY TRIBUTE TO DC COMIC CHARACTER LOBO
ON NEW SINGLE
“IT’S KILLIN’ TIME, BABY!”
FEATURING CRAIG MABBITT (ESCAPE THE FATE)

LISTEN HERE

BAND KICKS OFF HEADLINING TOUR SATURDAY (8/28)

GA & LIMITED VIP TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW @
WWW.BUTCHERBABIES.COM

Heavy metal squad BUTCHER BABIES are ready to liven up the joint with their brand-new track “It’s Killin’ Time, Baby” featuring guest vocalist Craig Mabbitt (Escape The Fate). “From beginning to end, ‘killin’ time’ is a relentless groove-infused face melter that is guaranteed to give you bang-over,” shares guitarist HENRY FLURY. The single, out today, was inspired by the DC Comics character, Lobo, a heavy metal bounty hunter. It was recorded by Matt Good (From First To Last) and will be featured on their upcoming self-released EP alongside recently released singles “Last Dance,” “Yorktown,” “Sleeping With The Enemy” and “Bottom of a Bottle (ft. Andy James).”

Listen to “It’s Killin’ Time, Baby” streaming across all digital platforms here: https://bfan.link/its-killin-time-baby.

“I can’t think of a better song to release the day before we hit the road on our first tour in over two years,” exclaims co-vocalist CARLA HARVEY. “It’s killin time, baby…in more ways than one!! As a lifelong comic book aficionado, it was so much fun to write a song based on one of my favorite characters, the bounty huntin’ space cowboy himself, Lobo. When Heidi and I were penning the lyrics we thought, are we really writing a song about a Bastitch on a Spaz Frag? Hell yes, because just like Lobo, we like a good time. It was also a cool new experience for us to throw another singer in the mix for this one! Craig Mabbit’s screams add another level to this banger…enjoy!”

“HOLY FRAGG, SPACE HOG!,” shouts co-vocalist HEIDI SHEPHERD. “We are fraggin’ stoked to bring to you our latest banger, ‘It’s Killin’ Time, Baby!’ inspired by the Main Man himself, Lobo! This bounty hunter, biker has a way of stealing even the blackest of hearts. Between breaking legs and breaking hearts, Lobo embodies the Heavy Metal attitude we all need in 2021! We were so lucky to have our buddy, the very talented, Craig Mabbitt from Escape The Fate and Dead Rabbits, join us in this jam! Our incredible producer, Matt Good, brought this comic-themed dream to life and we CAN NOT wait for you to hear it and then rock it LIVE in the pit!!”

MABBITT commented, “Thank you to the Butcher Babies for including me in this awesome track, and for introducing me to Lobo!!”

BUTCHER BABIES will embark on their first tour since the pandemic with a headlining run starting tomorrow, Saturday, August 28 in West Virginia at Metal In The Mountains festival and lasting until October 8 including stops at Rocklahoma, Louder Than Life and Aftershock Festival. The ‘Butcher Babies Vs. Goliath’ tour will see the band perform their 2013 debut album GOLIATH (Century Media) in its entirety along with fan-favorites and new previously unheard music. The fully female-fronted lineup will include support from Infected Rain and Stitched Up Heart, with Kaleido also appearing on select dates. General admission and limited VIP tickets are available now at www.butcherbabies.com. Full dates can be found listed below.

For over a decade, BUTCHER BABIES have been crushing stages worldwide with their vicious live performance and explosive energy. Their stage presence is a hypnotic spectacle that leaves audiences hungry for more as they’ve displayed on tours among the likes of Megadeth, Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Five Finger Death Punch, Danzig, In This Moment, Hollywood Undead, Cradle of Filth, Black Label Society and many more.

Hailing from the City of Angels, BUTCHER BABIES aided in the jubilant revival of the metal scene on LA’s iconic Sunset Strip, landing the band a record deal with Century Media Records. The group has released two EPS and three albums to date with their latest 2017 LP, LILITH, debuting at #1 on iTunes Metal Charts and #7 on iTunes Rock Charts.

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Youthful Alt-Pop Singer-Songwriter KYLIE SPENCE Shares Emotionally Stirring Single “River”

DT: AUGUST 19, 2021

FM: KELLY WALSH, SRO PR

YOUTHFUL ALT-POP SINGER-SONGWRITER
KYLIE SPENCE
REVEALS EMOTIONALLY STIRRING SINGLE/VIDEO
“RIVER”
FROM FORTHCOMING EP

ANNOUNCES UPCOMING TOUR DATES INCLUDING
SOLD-OUT SHOW WITH REO SPEEDWAGON
SATURDAY, 8/21

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20-year-old indie/alt-pop singer-songwriter KYLIE SPENCE has shared the video for her poignant new single “River”–taken from a forthcoming EP due later this year–with a stirring video filmed across Montana, where she resides. The video was premiered yesterday (August 18) via V13 who described the song as “highly relatable in nature” as it covers dealing with heartbreak. Watch the “River” music video streaming below and pre-save the track across digital platforms in advance of its release tomorrow, August 20 HERE.

“For ‘River,’ I really wanted to capture what being so desperately in love with somebody feels like, especially when the feelings are no longer mutual,” shares KYLIE. “Sometimes, it can feel so hopeless when you love someone so much and they don’t love you the way that you love them. I think we’ve all been there, and it sucks.”

Speaking on the music video, KYLIE says, “I obviously wanted to include as much of Montana as I could since this song was so heavily inspired by nature. The story follows me on a journey after getting into a fight with my partner and them leaving without me. I hitchhike my way around, and have flashbacks of the relationship throughout my journey, but start to feel like I don’t need them to be happy. Towards the end of the video, I see his truck, and all of the memories come back again, and I’m back to square one in a sense. I wanted the viewer to interpret the ending in whatever way made the most sense to them. Was I chasing him the whole time, or really trying to find myself? That’s up to you.”

KYLIE will celebrate the release by opening a sold-out show with REO SPEEDWAGON on August 21 at the Helena Civic Center in Helena, MT. She will then perform in Bozeman, MT on October 11 before heading for a mini-tour across California from October 20-24 including a stop in Los Angeles at The Hotel Café. Full dates are listed below, with tickets available now at www.kyliespence.com.

KYLIE SPENCE TOUR DATES

8/21 – Helena, MT @ Helena Civic Center (w/ REO Speedwagon) *SOLD OUT
10/11 – Bozeman, MT @ The Filling Station
10/20 – Santa Ana, CA @ Find The Good Warehouse
10/22 – Pomona, CA @ The Haven
10/23 – South Pasadena, CA @ Jeweled Universe (pop-up)
10/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Hotel Café

(Credit: Tracie Spence)

Hailing from a small town in Montana, KYLIE writes songs with a universal appeal that listeners of any age will relate to. For KYLIE, performing, writing, and composing are means of processing and releasing her thoughts and feelings. At a young age, her creativity began finding an audience at school talent shows, musicals, and eventually open mic nights. After saving up to buy a guitar and then teaching herself to play, she was writing one song a day by the eighth grade. KYLIE’s music can be described as deeply empathetic pop with universal appeal, speaking to difficult topics beyond her age. The self-aware girl next door who’s in tune with her emotions, KYLIE wants nothing more than for people to connect with her art. Many of her songs dive into topics that can be difficult to speak about openly. KYLIE is a true storyteller at heart with an innate gift to pen powerful lyrics and incorporate them into well-crafted, original songs, using her unique voice to do so.

KYLIE’s debut 2017 single “Lying Eyes” was immediately added to iTunes ‘Hot Tracks’ upon release and has since received over 300k Spotify streams. She has also released two cover tracks—Billie Eilish ft. Khalid’s “Lovely” and Lana Del Ray’s “Young And Beautiful”—which received airplay on Sirius XM’s The Coffee House station. Overall, KYLIE has received over 4 million Spotify streams, 595k YouTube views and over 112k Apple Music streams. She was last seen opening for Dennis Lloyd on his sold-out European and Israel tour in 2018.

Find more information on KYLIE SPENCE online at:
WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER

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POP EVIL Announce Rescheduled Dates For Postponed Shows Due To Covid

DT: AUGUST 19, 2021

FM: KELLY WALSH

POP EVIL
ANNOUNCE RESCHEDULED DATES
FOR POSTPONED SHOWS DUE TO COVID

Credit: Tammy Vega

Mainstream rock outfit POP EVIL were forced to postpone seven dates on their current U.S. headlining tour due to vocalist Leigh Kakaty testing positive for COVID-19. The band are happy to announce they have rescheduled the shows and the new dates can be found listed below. Tickets purchased for any postponed shows will be valid for the new dates, which are on-sale now at https://popevil.com/tour-dates/.

POP EVILVERSATILETOUR DATES
(*dates in red mark rescheduled shows)

August 27 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Elevation 27 #
August 28 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls
August 29 – Inwood, WV @ Shiley Acres (w/ Black Stone Cherry)
August 31 – Savannah, GA @ Victory North #
September 1 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel #
September 2 – Nashville, TN @ Brooklyn Bowl (w/ Zero 9:36 only)
September 4 – Pryor, OK @ Rocklahoma
September 8 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall #
September 9 – Flint, MI @ Machine Shop #
September 10 – Harrisburg, PA @ XL Live #
September 11 – Mansfield, OH @ Inkcarceration Fest
September 12 – Danville, VA @ Blue Ridge Rockfest
September 15 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live #
September 16 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom #
September 17 – Portland, ME @ Aura *
September 18 – Hampton Beach, NH @ Wally’s *
September 21 – Huntsville, Al @ Mars Music Hall – Von Braun Center*
September 22 – Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theater *
September 23 – Destin, FL @ Club LA *
September 24 – Orlando, FL @ Central FL Fairgrounds – Rebel Rock Fest
September 29 – Fargo, ND @ Sanctuary Events Center #
October 1 – Denver, CO @ Oriental Theater #
October 3 – Joliet, IL @ The Forge #
October 5 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s #
October 8 – Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock Festival

# with ZERO 9:36 & BRKN LOVE
* with BRKN LOVE & LIKE MACHINES

For more information on POP EVIL, please visit:
WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM

SRO PR ASSETS: www.sropr.com/portfolio/pop-evil

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POP EVIL Postpone Upcoming Tour Dates Due To Positive COVID Test Result

DT: AUGUST 17, 2021

FM: KELLY WALSH

POP EVIL
POSTPONE UPCOMING DATES ON HEADLINING ‘VERSATILE’ U.S. TOUR

DUE TO POSITIVE COVID TEST
BAND TO RESUME TOUR ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 27 IN VIRGINIA BEACH

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Credit: Tammy Vega

Mainstream rock outfit POP EVIL have been forced to postpone upcoming dates on their current headlining tour across the U.S. due to vocalist Leigh Kakaty testing positive for COVID-19 over the weekend, forcing them to cancel their show on Sunday night in Denver. The band will reinstate their tour on Friday, August 27 in Virginia Beach at Elevation 27 and are currently working on rescheduling all cancelled dates following their last stop in Orlando. The band have also announced their stop on September 1 in Syracuse, NY at Westcott Theater has been cancelled by the venue and promoter.

The currently postponed dates are as follows:

August 17 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
August 18 – Fargo, ND @ Sanctuary Events Center
August 20 – Joliet, IL @ The Forge
August 21 – Nashville, TN @ Brooklyn Bowl
August 23 – Savannah, GA @ Victory North
August 24 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
August 25 – Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligans

The band issued the following statement:
“To our Evilz, we always want to be fully transparent with our fans and the status of our shows. All of our band members and crew have been vaccinated prior to us starting tour. Yesterday, and again this morning, Leigh Kakaty tested positive for COVID-19.  Leigh wanted to make sure his test wasn’t a false positive before postponing any more shows. With his second positive test this afternoon, out of an abundance of caution, we will be postponing our shows and be back for our show in Virginia Beach on August 27. We are doing our best to move the following shows: Denver, CO (8/15), Des Moines, IA (8/17), Fargo, ND (8/18), Joliet, IL (8/20), Nashville, TN (8/21), Savannah, GA (8/23), Asheville, NC (8/24) and Jacksonville, NC (8/25) to the end of the tour. Leigh is already feeling much better and will be back on his feet in no time. We want to thank everyone for their continued support! See you soon.”

POP EVIL recently shared a lyric video for the latest single, “Survivor,” from their sixth full-length album VERSATILE, released earlier this year via Entertainment One (eONE), which is currently approaching a Top 10 position on Billboard’s Mainstream rock radio charts. Watch it streaming here: https://youtu.be/-B_MjXZ6wI4.

Survivor” follows previous album singles including their sixth overall #1 trackBreathe Again,Top 10 single Work,” and hard-hitting numbers “Set Me Free” and “Let The Chaos Reign.” Modern Drummer described the track by stating, “Opening with clean guitar chords and a relaxed but driving drum pocket, ‘Survivor’ immediately strikes a more personal tone, giving the listener time to ease into the song, before suddenly being dropped into a head-banging riff accompanied by furious screams, only to be released back into the clean and easy-going feel for the remainder of the song.”

Stream/download VERSATILE now at https://www.popevil-versatile.com/.

POP EVIL are currently scheduled to appear on the upcoming dates.

August 27 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Elevation 27 #
August 28 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls #
August 29 – Inwood, WV @ Shiley Acres Concert Stage #
September 4 – Pryor, OK @ Rocklahoma
September 8 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall #
September 9 – Flint, MI @ Machine Shop #
September 10 – Harrisburg, PA @ XL Live #
September 11 – Mansfield, OH @ Inkcarceration Fest
September 12 – Danville, VA @ Blue Ridge Rockfest
September 15 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live #
September 16 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom #
September 17 – Portland, ME @ Aura *
September 18 – Hampton Beach, NH @ Wally’s *
September 21 – Huntsville, Al @ Mars Music Hall – Von Braun Center*
September 22 – Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theater *
September 23 – Destin, FL @ Club LA *
September 24 – Orlando, FL @ Central FL Fairgrounds – Rebel Rock Fest
October 8 – Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock Festival

# with ZERO 9:36 & BRKN LOVE
* with BRKN LOVE & LIKE MACHINES

For more information on POP EVIL, please visit:
WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM

SRO PR ASSETS: www.sropr.com/portfolio/pop-evil

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Management
info@gngmgmt.com


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