I feel its been a known fact that Seether will be releasing new music sometime this year. However, I heard on Octane Radio that the rumor had it that Seether would have new music out this week.
They still haven't fully confirmed it, but they definitely are hinting at it. They've been posting slightly ominous photos and snippets on their Facebook page since the 10th of February. And then last night, their Facebook states that they plan to go live at 10 Am today.
I also looked, and their website has a countdown going on it. At the time of this article, the countdown read One Day, 3 hours and 33 minutes. So clearly an announcement, or possible song release is coming quickly.
My curiosities are quite high, and I can't help but wonder -are they going to make the announcement live?
I will keep you posted! But meanwhile, don't forget that you can catch Seether live at a handful of festivals this year. Those festivals include Fort Rock, Welcome To Rockville, Carolina Rebellion, and of course their annual, Rise Above Fest. For further information, please visit the respective festival websites and stay turned to Seether's website and social media for all their upcoming announcements.
The fifth annual Rise Above festival has been announced! This year though, it's going to be bigger than any year prior to it.
Instead of just being one day, it's going to be two days! Rise Above 2017 will be happening on Saturday, July 22, and Sunday July 23, and as always will be benefitting suicide awareness.
For those who do not know, the Rise Above fest was something started by Seether, as suicide is something very close to their hearts. Frontman, Shawn Morgan, lost his brother to suicide several years back. Suicide is never the answer, and I for one appreciate that so many people gather to bring awareness.
This year, the festival will be headlined by Korn and Shinedown, and supported by many fantastic bands such as Stone Sour, Seether, Halestorm, Skillet, Falling In Reverse, Red Sun Rising, All That Remains, Pop Evil, Theory of A Deadman, and many more.
Tickets do not appear to be available just yet, but they're definitely coming soon!
By the way, many of these bands will be at other festivals happening prior to this one. Such as Seether, Starset, All That Remains, and many more! We personally will be seeing a few of these bands at Fort Rock, but you can catch some of them all over the country at other festivals such as Welcome To Rockville, Carolina Rebellion, Rocklahoma, Rock On The Range, River City Rockfest, Northern Invasion, and probably something else I've forgotten! For further information, please visit the respective festival websites.
I Prevail has been on a tour with Wage War, Islander and Assuming We Survive for a little over a week now. Unfortunately, it's still that time of year where everyone is getting sick, and they just had to admit their vocalist, Brian Burkheiser to the hospital. He's come down with pneumonia and a flu, so the poor guy is down right miserable, and they were forced to cancel two shows because of it.
The first was tonight's show in Flint, MI, and then tomorrow's in Grand Rapids is being postponed. The shows will be happening now instead on Sunday, March 19 (Flint, MI) and Monday, March 20 (Grand Rapids, MI). Below is their statement from their Facebook page.
IMPORTANT - this weekend's shows in Flint (2/18) and Grand Rapids (2/19) have been cancelled. They are being rescheduled ASAP. The new dates will be announced soon. Of course all tickets and VIP upgrades will be honored. Please spread the word to anyone you know who planned on attending either of these shows.
Brian was admitted to the hospital this morning and is currently being treated for pneumonia and a pretty nasty flu. He's doing his best to get back at it as soon as possible.
Missing shows is one of the hardest things to go through as musicians. These are our first and hopefully our last.
Love you guys and see you soon.
Someone commented on the photo above, which was taken from their Facebook, asking if the tickets would be refundable. The band answered soon after stating that they are 100% refundable, and told the fan to message their page directly, or just get in touch with the place they purchased the tickets. With that, they also apologized for the inconvenience.
I Prevail is handling this very professionally, and lovingly. Fans are reacting just as well, sending Brian a lot of well wishes.
We would like to join them on that, and wish him a speedy recovery so he can get back to doing what he loves. I Prevail's tour will be going on through March 17, and after that they will get to perform at several festivals such as Fort Rock, Welcome To Rockville and Carolina Rebellion!
For further tour information, please head over to I Prevail's official website, and for festival information, please go to the respective festival websites.
A couple months back, Papa Roach released their first new song since their F.E.A.R album came out in January 2015. That song was called "Crooked Teeth", and will be featured on their upcoming, currently untitled tenth studio album.
It now is accompanied by another track called, "Help." Which is extremely different for them, and has an almost poppy feel to it. Yet it still has the classic Papa Roach touch to it, and definitely touches on the mental health aspect. They've always had a track record of speaking about mental illness, dating all the way back to their first big hit, "Last Resort."
This one flat out says, "I think I need help." Whether that's referring to mental health, or rather addiction problems, we are not sure. Vocalist Jacoby Shaddix, has dealt with addictions in the past, but who knows if this song even applies. Listen to the song below, and please share your thoughts on the track.
Personally, we really like the track, and would love to sit down and speak with the band about this track at Fort Rock this year. Papa Roach will be performing at not only Fort Rock, but several other festivals as well such as Carolina Rebellion, Northern Invasion, Rock On The Range, and the Rock City Rockfest.
For further information, please head on over to the respective festival websites. There's also some additional performances listed over on Papa Roach's official website.
Today In This Moment announced a brand new tour! This tour is being called the Half God Half Devil tour and is headlined by In This Moment. Their support is Motionless In White, Avatar and Gemini Syndrome, and the fun begins on April 7 in Milwaukee, WI.
4/07 - Milwaukee, WI
4/08 - Green Bay, WI
4/09 - Maplewood, MN
4/11 - Omaha, NE
4/12 - Kansas City, MI
4/14 - Indianapolis, IN
4/15 - Columbus, OH
4/16 - Toronto, ON
4/18 - Philadelphia, PA
4/19 - Albany, NY
4/21 - Baltimore, MD
4/22 - Stroudsburg, PA
4/23 - Worcester, MA
4/25 - Pittsburgh, PA
4/26 - Detroit, MI
4/28 - Atlanta, GA
5/02 - Birmingham, AL
5/03 - Cincinnati, OH
5/05 - Nashville, TN
Tickets go on sale this Friday! Click here for more information.
Today All That Remains released new singles for their upcoming album! The first song is call "Madness" and is the title track for the album that will be out this spring. The second is called "Safe House" and the two tracks are vastly different.
Check out the songs below or on Spotify.
Get excited because the new album is coming very soon, and to go with it will be a ton of festival performances. Festival season is just around the corner, and All That Remains will be at a handful of them. These festivals include Fort Rock, Welcome To Rockville and Carolina Rebellion! For more information, please be sure to check out the respective festival websites.
For more information for the album, head on over to All That Remain's website, and find them on Spotify!
It's been known for a while that Motionless In White would be releasing a new album sometime this year. However, we currently had no idea when that would be.
Yesterday, they finally told us that Graveyard Shift is set to be released on May 5! To go with this information, they also released another single, "Eternally Yours." You can listen to it below, and read what Motionless In White said about it when they posted the new track.
"Today we are elated to release to you our new track “Eternally Yours.” We are incredibly proud of this song, much like our previous single “570,” we feel it embodies the heart and soul of Motionless In White. Demonstrating many aspects of the evolution of the band thus far, while standing firm on the foundation we have built with our preceding records. It is collectively one of our favorite tracks of the bands entire discography. While having previously planned to release our forthcoming album, Graveyard Shift, in the winter of 2017, we are also very happy to announce that after much discussion and planning with our new label home, Roadrunner Records, May 5th 2017 will be the moment we finally get to unveil to you what we have worked so hard on throughout all of 2016. Knowing how much passion and care has gone into the creation of this album, we can assure you that it will be worth the wait. Until then, please enjoy "Eternally Yours" and all of what’s to come along the way to May 5th."
Surely some pre-order information is coming soon, but meanwhile, get excited because they're on The End Of The World tour with Falling In Reverse right now. You can also catch them at several festivals coming up this spring such as Welcome To Rockville, Fort Rock, Carolina Rebellion, Northern Invasion, and Rock On The Range! For more information, please visit MIW's official website or the respective festival websites.
Last month Falling In Reverse released a new song called, "Coming Home" which was a very different track for them. They actually only had a couple other songs that even slightly resembled it.
Today they released another song and confirmed that "Coming Home" was actually the title track for their upcoming fourth studio album. The album will be released on April 7, and to go with this announcement was a new song and pre-order information.
When asked about the album, Ronnie was quoted saying, “It’s a huge left turn. It sounds like nothing we’ve ever done. Every song is very vibey, There’s more feeling in it instead of a lot of metal.”
Just by what we're hearing out of "Coming Home" and "Loser", Ronnie spoke the complete truth and we cannot wait to hear this album. The two songs are completely different in lyrics and style, and I think fans will be very intrigued. "Loser" has a familiar vibe that FIR has had from day one, yet also had a brand new twist to it. We highly recommend listening to it.
As previously stated, pre-orders are available. You can get the album on its own for $12, or get a bundle with a T-shirt, flannel, or raglan. All three even, if you want! Autographed copies are also available, and merch in promotion of the album is being sold separately for those interested. Please head on over to King's Road Merch to see everything to do with that.
We also recommend you go on over to FIR's website, as they have a lot coming up. Not only are they releasing this album, but they are on tour now through February 12 with Issues. Then just after that, they go back on the road, but this time with Pierce The Veil and Crown the Empire. They also will be performing at a few of the festivals happening this Spring, such as Carolina Rebellion, Rock USA and Chicago Open Air festival. For more information on those, please visit the respective festival websites.
Every day, people have an impact on this world. Some of it lasts for an extremely long time, and they live to tell their stories for decades to come. Some however, are not so fortunate. Some sadly make their mark on this world, and are taken away from the living that love them.
The reason I'm talking about this might not deeply impact some, but it should bring awareness to all. Here in Southwest Florida, there is a pretty tight-knit community of up and coming musicians that are known and loved by many. One of the most well known ones in this area has been a metal band called Nine Mile Drive. This band have always been legendary in the area, drawing in crowds from all over the surrounding areas. This band has also been through several hardships that have shaken the community.
The area is experiencing yet another one, and this one is really shaking everyone up. The band's frontman, Christopher "JC" Dwight just passed away from Glioblastoma Multiforme, which is a very aggressive, and incurable form of brain and spinal cancer. This came on fairly suddenly, which means JC was luckily not suffering overly long. That doesn't change the impact his passing has caused on his family, friends and the entire community.
“It is with heavy hearts that we inform you our brother, Christopher JC Dwight, has left his body but not our thoughts and memories,” the band wrote. “JC cared deeply for everyone that he has ever come in contact with as well as everyone he hasn't.
“He would wish for all of us to keep our spirits up and wear our smiles and know that he's still with us. His kind heart and strength of character has impacted so many of us, and will continue to be an inspiration. JC has lived an amazing life and is now free to run with the wolves. #weloveyou #rip.”
I didn't know JC personally, but have a few memories that are now almost haunting to me. The very first time I met him, he insisted I stick with him and the rest of Nine Mile Drive for safety. This was in 2012, at the State Theater in Saint Petersburg, FL. I used to manage a band called Remedy X (formerly known as We're All Virus), and had lost them at the venue. This was the first time I had ever been out of town with the band, and I had never been in Saint Pete. So, I was visibly concerned, and lost.
JC noticed and approached me, asking if I needed some help. I explained who I was, and that I was looking for Remedy X. He knew exactly who I was talking about, and suggested I wait with them until the band returned. He also made sure to introduce himself, and the rest of the band to make me feel safer.
That's the only real direct memory I have of JC that wasn't brief at several shows at various venues, such as Rack Em' Billiards or the Cigar Bar. What really sticks with me was his stage presence. This man could capture a room with his voice. Any time Nine Mile Drive would be performing, hundreds would gather, and surely shared similar thoughts to myself.
I can't tell you how many times I've seen Nine Mile Drive perform, but I can say every time I found myself thinking, "If any band is going to get out of Fort Myers -its Nine Mile Drive. They're going somewhere." Nine Mile Drive, among several others, can make you forget you're in a pool hall or small bar downtown.
I am so thrilled that they got to experience their dreams, and impacted so many, together as a bad. The community has really pulled together on this, and I'm so thankful for that. Chris Monaco, the band's manager and a very close friend, started a GoFundMe to raise money to help his family out with medical expenses. As of right now, they have raised over $11,000 which is absolutely incredible, but unfortunately there's still a lot to go. The goal is to reach $20,000, and everyone's hopeful to help out in this unbelievably difficult time.
I highly encourage you to donate or at least share the link. I can't imagine what his family is going through anyways, let alone having to figure out how to pay for everything. They shouldn't even have to, not after such a massive loss.
Someone else has also started a foundation in his name to raise awareness and funds for research on Glioblastoma. It may be incurable now, but perhaps with enough research, it won't take so many of lives far too soon. For more information on that please visit the Christopher Dwight Foundation on Facebook.
My heart goes out to everyone over this, and I can only hope that JC is rocking out with other legends that have passed on such as The Rev from Avenged Sevenfold, or Kurt Cobain. I'm sure Heaven sounds amazing, as it's filled such such talent that was taken from this world far too soon.
Rest in Peace, JC. You may be gone from this world, but you're never going to be forgotten.
Today the tickets went on sale for A Perfect Circle's upcoming, headlining tour. The tour begins on April 7, and goes through May 7, with support from Prayers!
Below is a list of all the tour dates, including festivals that happen during the tour.
April 7 & 8 Las Vegas, NV The Pearl
April 10 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre
April 11 San Diego, CA Open Air Theatre
April 13 San Francisco Bill Graham Civic
April 14 Reno, NV Reno Event Center
April 15 Salt Lake City Maverik Center
April 17 Denver, CO 1st Bank Center
April 19 Kansas City, MO Starlight Amphitheatre
April 20 St. Louis, MO Chafietz Arena
April 22 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
April 23 Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theatre
April 25 Austin, TX HEB Center at Cedar Park
April 26 San Antonio, TX Freeman Coliseum
April 27 Houston, TX Smart Financial Center
April 29 Jacksonville, FL Welcome to Rockville
April 30 Ft. Myers, FL Fort Rock Festival
May 2 Atlanta, GA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
May 3 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
May 5 Charlotte, NC Carolina Rebellion
May 7 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl
For further information, please head on over to A Perfect Circle's official website, and the respective festival websites.
These are just some of the happenings in the music world. There will always be something that Immortal Music did not cover, but here are just some events.