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DOWNSET: 'One Blood' Video Released
Hardcore punk/rap metal veterans DOWNSET released their new album, "One Blood", on July 21 after a 10-year hiatus. The video for the CD's title track can be viewed below. The clip was produced by Marcelo Palomino and Brian Cox of Digital Iris Productions. "Doing the 'One Blood' video was putting a big breath of fresh air into the lungs of DOWNSET," states guitarist Brian Ares Schwager. "We wanted to embrace our hardcore roots, our hip-hop roots, our graffiti roots and our Los Angeles roots, as well as unite many of our closest friends and family for a 'One Blood' debut show and reunion. The day of the shoot was a blast and working with Digital Iris Productions was a great experience capturing 'One Blood' on video." "When Marcelo called me to let me know we were doing the new DOWNSET video, I was ecstatic," states producer Brian Cox. "Being that I've been a fan of the band since my early teens and that he's been friends with those guys for years, we knew we had to produce what we felt best represents DOWNSET in its truest form. With 'One Blood', it was about bringing different genres, artistic styles and people together. We feel that idea of unity was encapsulated well in in the making of this video." "One Blood" was is available for download now via iTunes and Amazon. Produced by DOWNSET guitarist Brian Ares Schwager and mixed by Wesley Seldman, the CD was recorded in three locations — Venice And Overland rehearsal studio in Culver City, California; The Basement in Baltimore, Maryland; and Creating Better Sounds studio in Palmdale, California. "One Blood" continues the epic tradition that only DOWNSET can truly express — hybridizing hip-hop and crushing riffs with lyrics that touch the world dramatically. "One Blood" reminds listeners of DOWNSET's critical position in this contemporary era of art, expression and music. DOWNSET recently finished up a brief East Coast tour, which included a stop at the famed This Is Hardcore Festival in Philadelphia this past Sunday, July 27, where the band performed a blistering set to new and diehard fans alike. In August, the band will travel out west to perform in Arizona, California and Nevada. Formed in 1986, DOWNSET released albums on the Mercury and Epitaph labels before disbanding in 2009. DOWNSET is: Ray Oropeza - Vocals Brian Ares Schwager - Guitar James Morris - Bass Chris Hamilton - Drums
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CROWN THE EMPIRE's 'The Resistance: Rise Of The Runaways' Cracks U.S. Top 10
"The Resistance: Rise Of The Runaways", the sophomore album from the Dallas, Texas-based metalcore band CROWN THE EMPIRE, sold around 24,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 7 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD was released on July 22 via Rise Records. "The Resistance: Rise Of The Runaways" track listing: 01. A Call to Arms (Act I) 02. Initiation 03. Millennia 04. Machines 05. The Wolves Of Paris (Act II) 06. MNSTR 07. Second Thoughts 08. Maniacal Me 09. Satellites (Act III) 10. Rise Of The Runaways 11. Bloodline 12. The Phoenix Reborn 13. Johnny’s Rebellion Since bursting onto the scene in 2012 with its debut full-length, "The Fallout", CROWN THE EMPIRE has shown no signs of slowing down on its undeniable course toward world domination. The band sold over 60,000 copies of its groundbreaking first CD and has been busy touring the world repeatedly, and gracing magazine covers frequently. CROWN THE EMPIRE's relentless touring schedule has found them sharing stages with such acts as PIERCE THE VEIL, ASKING ALEXANDRIA and THE USED. After being the breakout band on the 2013 Vans Warped Tour, the band was asked to return again this year as a main-stage act. CROWN THE EMPIRE has been on the cover of Alternative Press over three times in the past year, a feat that has never been accomplished by a new band. They appeared first as the cover artist for Alternative Press' "Bands You Need To Know" issue, then again for their "Stars of Warped Tour" issue, and the band was on the cover of the magazine's July 2014 issue to help build early support for the new album.
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Linkin Park, Godsmack, Flying Colors & …
Flyleaf are streaming the video for their new single “Set Me on Fire“! Their new compact disc, ‘Between the Stars‘, will be in stores September 16th. August Burns Red’s “Beauty in Tragedy” is on the Internet. Flying Colors will release their new album ‘Second Nature‘ on September 29th. A teaser for the album is streaming […]
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The following releases are now available: Single Releases Flyleaf – “Set Me On Fire” (Loud & Proud) – Amazon MP3 Nonpoint – “Breaking Skin” (Razor & Tie) – Amazon MP3 Rains – “Hero” – Amazon MP3 Album Releases Adelitas Way – ‘Stuck‘ (Virgin) – Amazon MP3 Theory of a Deadman – ‘Savages‘ (Roadrunner) – Amazon […]
Alice in Chains, Seether, & Wovenwar!
Footage of Alice in Chains performing “No Excuses” from their Guitar Center Sessions performance is streaming. Seether recently performed “Crash” and a cover of the Deftones’ “Change (In The House of Flies)” for Sirius XM’s Artist Confidential! Limp Bizkit will be touring this fall… Check out Wovenwar’s new track, “Profane“! If you missed Linkin Park’s […]
Alter Bridge, FFDP, Wovenwar & …
Anberlin will perform their final show on November 26th at the House of Blues in Orlando. Tickets are on sale now! A lyric video for Five Finger Death Punch’s “Watch You Bleed” is streaming. Wovenwar have posted previews of “Death to Rights” and “Tempest“. The band’s self-titled debut will be out next week! Check out […]
Rise Against, For Today, Ozzy & More…
Rise Against have premiered the video for “I Don’t Want To Be Here Anymore“! Check live footage of For Today performing “Pariah“! The band will be on tour supporting We Came As Romans starting September 11th, dates on the Facebook! ‘Ozzy Osbourne: Memoirs Of A Madman‘ will be released on October 7th. The set includes […]
Otherwise, Ill Nino, Egypt Central…
Otherwise have announced dates for a headlining tour which also includes Like a Storm and Islander. Dates here! Their album ‘Peace at All Costs‘ is due September 16th! Ill Nino’s “Live Like There’s No Tomorrow” music video has made it’s Internet debut! Nonpoint’s new single “Breaking Skin” is available for your streaming pleasure… “Here To […]
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The following releases are now available: Single Releases Asking Alexandria – “Moving On” (Sumerian) – Amazon MP3 Weezer – “Back to the Shack” (Republic) Album Releases Four Year Strong – ‘Down In History‘ (Pure Noise Records) – Amazon MP3 Fozzy – ‘Do You Wanna Start a War‘ (Century Media) – Amazon MP3 Ill Nino – […]
Nonpoint, Rob Zombie, Overkill & …
BC Kochmit (Eye Empire, Sw1tched) has taken over Nonpoint’s lead guitar duties following the departure of Dave Lizzio. Nonpoint’s new record, ‘The Return‘, is due out September 29th! Video of Seether performing “Crash” and the Deftones “Change (In the House of Flies)” is streaming! Rob Zombie cut his set short at Rock Fest in Cadott, […]
Daily Reload: Chris Cornell, Maynard James Keenan + More
The top rock and metal stories from Loudwire and around the web for July 29, 2014. Continue reading…
Goatwhore's Ben Falgoust Talks 'Constricting Rage of the Merciless' Disc, Summer Tour + More
Goatwhore's Ben Falgoust spoke with Full Metal Jackie about the band's 'Constricting Rage of the Merciless' disc, the 'Summer Slaughter' tour + more. Continue reading…
Halestorm Play Acoustic Rendition of Unheard Song Co-Written by Weezer's Rivers Cuomo
As a thank you to the fans, Halestorm have served up an acoustic rendition of a previously unheard song called 'Sweet Love' that was penned with Rivers Cuomo. Continue reading…
Seether Perform Acoustic Rendition of 'Broken' – Exclusive Video
Seether stopped by the Loudwire studio and performed their monster hit 'Broken.' Watch the performance here. Continue reading…
Maynard James Keenan Welcomes Baby Daughter
Congrats are in order for Tool / A Perfect Circle / Puscifer frontman Maynard James Keenan, who just became a father again. Continue reading…
Exodus Rock With Kirk Hammett, Start Fresh With Frontman Steve 'Zetro' Souza
Watch Exodus rock San Diego with special guest Kirk Hammett and get the scoop from frontman Steve 'Zetro' Souza on his return. Continue reading…
Godsmack Offer Advance Stream of '1000hp' Album
Godsmack are giving fans a chance to hear the '1000hp' album before it arrives in stores. Continue reading…
Melvins To Release 'Hold It In' Album in October
The Melvins have announced a new album, titled 'Hold It In,' which will be released Oct. 14 via Ipecac Records. Continue reading…