All-Star Old School Metal Unit, MOTOR SISTER Hits Billboard Chart

Motor Sister “Ride” debuts on Billboard Charts!
MOTOR SISTER‘s “Ride” has debuted on the Billboard charts after its first week of release. The album cracked the top 10 with the #9 position on the Billboard New Artist (Heatseekers) chart. Additional chart numbers have been listed below!

#12 Debut @ Billboard Hard Music Albums
#40 Debut @ Billboard Rock Albums
#27 Debut @ Billboard Independent Albums
#163 Debut @ Billboard Top 200 Albums (current)

Recently, the band’s brand new video for “A Hole” was debuted on Billboard.com. Watch the clip now HERE.

MOTOR SISTER is a group of musicians whose collective musical pedigrees speak for themselves. Mother Superior founder, guitarist, and vocalist Jim Wilson fronts the band, with Anthrax’s Scott Ian on guitar, Pearl Aday on backing vocals, Joey Vera on bass, and John Tempesta on drums.

The group was originally assembled to jam for Scott Ian’s fiftieth birthday party. Thanks to Scott’s wife Pearl Aday, who has been working on her solo career with Mother Superior front man Jim Wilson for years, all it took was a quick phone call and the stage was literally set for Scott’s dream gig. “I wanted to cherry-pick a set list of my favorite Mother Superior songs and get these guys together and have the concert at my house,” Ian says of the event that eventually led to an album.

[Mother Superior] frontman Jim [Wilson] was totally into the idea. Pearl was a huge Mother Superior fan from way back and was in. I asked my good friends Joey Vera (Fates Warning, Armored Saint) and John Tempesta (White Zombie, Testament) to be a part of it because I knew they were both big fans as well and with no hesitation they said, ‘We’re in.’

Wilson, too, was stoked by the opportunity to dust off some songs he hadn’t played since his LA rock trio broke up in the early 2000’s after releasing eight albums and playing as Henry Rollins’ backing band. “I definitely didn’t need any arm-twisting,” he says. “I was totally flattered and thought it was a great idea. I figured it would be fun and it was a great opportunity for a new chapter to be established in order to move forward.

The recordings from those two days are what became to be known as MOTOR SISTER‘s Ride. The first single from those sessions, “This Song Reminds Me of You,” is available for to stream, along with a featurette video on the formation of the band and the process behind the record, at metalblade.com/motorsister.

Ride was released March 10th in North America on Metal Blade Records. The album is available now at http://www.metalblade.com/motorsister.

In support of the project MOTOR SISTER played a show a in Brooklyn, NY earlier this month, along with two special shows March 11th at The Whisky in Los Angeles and March 12th at DNA Lounge in San Francisco, CA.

Follow Motor Sister online:
https://www.facebook.com/motorsister
https://twitter.com/MotorSister

Follow the band members online:
https://twitter.com/scott_ian
https://twitter.com/pearladay
https://twitter.com/jimwilson45
https://twitter.com/joey_vera
https://www.facebook.com/JohnnyTempesta

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BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME Announce Additional Tour Dates

Between the Buried and Me (BTBAM) previously announced that they will be joining Meshuggah for their 25th anniversary tour across North America. Now, in addition to those shows, BTBAM will be performing a select few headlining shows on their way out to kick off the Meshuggah tour in Los Angeles, CA. Beginning on May 29, fans will see BTBAM make their way to the west coast with Trioscapes serving as direct support.

Trioscapes features BTBAM bassist Dan Briggs and released their debut album on Metal Blade Records last year. The band also features Walter Fancourt (saxophone) and Matt Lynch (drums).

BTBAM‘s lineup is rounded out by vocalist/keyboardist Tommy Rogers, guitarists Paul Waggoner and Dustie Warring, along with drummer Blake Richardson. The ambitious concept album, “The Parallax II: Future Sequence,” was the North Carolina-based band’s highest Billboard chart position (#22) since their inception in the early 2000’s. The album also landed the #3 spot on Billboard’s Hard Music Album chart, as well as #8 on the trade magazine’s Rock Album Chart, at #5 on Billboard’s Indie Label Album chart and at #10 on the Billboard Indie Retail Album chart. Additionally, the album landed at #18 on Guitar World Magazine‘s top 50 albums of 2012 list.

BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME
w/ Trioscapes
05/29 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
05/30 Little Rock, AR Stickyz
05/31 Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s
06/01 Austin, TX The Mohawk
06/03 Mesa, AZ The Nile
06/04 San Diego, CA House of Blues
MESHUGGAH – 25 Years of Deviance
06/06  Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
06/07 San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom
06/09 Denver, CO Ogden Theater
06/11 Dallas, TX House of Blues
06/12 Columbia, MO The Blue Note *no Meshuggah
06/13 Indianapolis, IN The Irving Theater *no Meshuggah
06/14 Sauget, IL Pop’s
06/15 Chicago, IL Vic Theatre
06/17 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore
06/18 Boston, MA House of Blues
06/19 Toronto, ON Sound Academy
06/20  Montebello, QC Amnesia Rock Fest
06/21 New York, NY Best Buy Theater
06/23 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts *no Meshuggah

Between The Buried And Me‘s ambitious concept album, “The Parallax II: Future Sequence,” was the North Carolina-based band’s highest Billboard chart position (#22) since their inception in the early 2000’s. The album also landed the #3 spot on Billboard’s Hard Music Album chart, as well as #8 on the trade magazine’s Rock Album Chart, at #5 on Billboard’s Indie Label Album chart and at #10 on the Billboard Indie Retail Album chart. Additionally, the album landed at #18 on Guitar World Magazine‘s top 50 albums of 2012 list.



The Parallax II: Future Sequence” can be purchased from the Metal Blade Records webshop & is available digitally on iTunes and Amazon MP3.

Between The Buried And Me videos:
“Astral Body” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRbnY8EK4Ew
“Telos” performance demonstration – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IMbQhPjahY
“BTBAM tour NASA JPL” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_wGORDxtbE

http://www.betweentheburiedandme.com
http://www.facebook.com/BTBAMofficial
http://twitter.com/btbamofficial
http://www.youtube.com/btbamofficial

KYLESA Release New Tour Details

Genre-defying southern quintet KYLESA have announced new dates for their forthcoming October US headlining tour. The tour will kick off on October 1 in Athens, GA, and end on October 27 in Richmond, VA. The band has now added a new show on October 5 in Norman, OK; “Sounds of the Moon” at The Opolis. Furthermore, the show in Portland, ORon October 17 has relocated to Dante’s. The forthcoming KYLESAtour will see support from Pinkish Black and Sierra. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.

Request KYLESAon The Welding Room, Tuesday’s & Thursday’s 5-9pm ET

KYLESA is touring in support of their newest record, ‘Ultraviolet’. ‘Ultraviolet’ is the highest charting record in the band’s storied career, breaking Billboard’s Top 200 at #173, landing at #4 on Billboard’s Heat Seekers chart and #14 on Billboard’s Hard Rock albums chart. ‘Ultraviolet’ is still streaming here, and a music video for the track “Unspoken” can be found here.

KYLESA news and tour information available through the Season of Mist website, and the KYLESA Facebook page.

Tour dates with ticket links below.

Kylesa tour

10/1 Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club Purchase Tickets

10/2 Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree Purchase Tickets

10/3 Nashville, TN @ Exit/In Purchase Tickets

10/4 Little Rock. AR @ Downtown Music Purchase Tickets

10/5 Norman, OK @ The Opolis-Sounds of the Moon w/Saint Vitus, Pallbearer Purchase Tickets

10/6 Dallas, TX @ Dada Purchase Tickets

10/8 San Antonio, TX@ Korova Purchase Tickets

10/9 Austin, TX @ Red 7 Purchase Tickets

10/10 Tucson, AZ @ The Rock / SW Terror Fest Purchase Tickets

10/12 Tempe, AZ @ Yucca Tap Room Purchase Tickets

10/13 San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick Purchase Tickets

10/14 Los Angeles, CA@ Echoplex Purchase Tickets

10/15 Oakland, CA @ Oakland Opera House Purchase Tickets

10/16 Sacramento, CA @ Harlows Purchase Tickets

10/17 Portland, OR @ Dante’s Purchase Tickets

10/18 Olympia, WA @ Capitol Theater Purchase Tickets

10/19 Missoula, MT @ The Palace Purchase Tickets

10/20 Rapid, City SD @ Johnny Billiards Purchase Tickets

10/22 Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club Purchase Tickets

10/23 Detroit, MI @ Small’s Purchase Tickets

10/24 Wilmington, DE @ Mojo Main Purchase Tickets

10/25 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus Purchase Tickets

10/26 Springfield, VA @ Empire Purchase Tickets

10/27 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter Purchase Tickets

KYLESA Re-Issues Released

Critically-acclaimed, genre defying rock group KYLESA released Violitionist Sessions. Recorded live-to-tape in Denton, TX by engineer Michael Briggs, the three song session showcases renditions of KYLESA classics To Forget, Said and Done, and Hollow Severer and is streaming at Violitionist.com.

Violitionist Sessions are a combination of an interview paired with three song performances of bands from Denton and touring bands passing through the area. The sessions are all recorded live in a living room with no overdubs and no sound editing. The goal is to document a moment in time.

KYLESA recently released their new album, Ultravioletthe highestcharting record in the band’s storied career, landing at #4 on Billboard’sHeat Seekers” chart, and #173 on the Billboard top 200. The album is streaming here.

In support of the new record, KYLESA are currently trekking through the USA as part of the Ultraviolet Summer 2013 Tour with support from BLOOD CEREMONY, WHITE HILLS, and LAZER/WULF.

Ultraviolet available now as a Jewel case CD, a digi-pack CD and different limited edition LPs (both single and double LP versions are available) via the Season of Mist’s E-Shop. 

Season of Mist website, KYLESA Facebook page

TOUR DATES:
June 13  Montreal, QC Il Motore
June 14  Brooklyn NY  Northside Fest (Music Hall of Williamsburg)
June 15  Albany, NY    Bogie’s
June 16  Boston, MA    Middle East Downstairs
June 18  Philadelphia, PA  Underground Arts
June 19  Washington, DC Rock & Roll Hotel
June 20  Asheville, NC  Asheville Music Hall
June 21  Atlanta, GA     The Earl
                                                             
June 22  Savannah, GA The Jinx
(Door tickets only, unless purchased from local record stores)

SHAI HULUD Album Debuts On Multiple Billboard

Shai Hulud‘s latest album, Reach Beyond the Sun, was released last week to much anticipation and overwhelmingly positive reviews. The result: Billboard debuts on multiple charts. Reach Beyond the Sun debuted on the following charts: #12 on the Billboard Heatseeker Chart, #22 on the Billboard Current Hard Music Albums Chart, #38 on the Billboard Hard Music Albums Chart, and #52 on the Billboard Independent Albums Chart. In Canada, Reach Beyond the Sun, debuted at #62 on the Hard Music Charts.

On tour now in Australia; US and European tours to follow this Spring

Shai Hulud always had a reputation for penning thought-provoking and deeply meaningful lyrics. Reach Beyond the Sun, is no exception. To further communicate the lyrics, the band posted a lyric video for one of their favorite tracks, A Human Failing, on metalblade.com/shaihulud.

Metal Blade Records launched a contest on metalblade.com for one lucky fan to win a copy of Shai Hulud Reach Beyond the Sun on vinyl! Enter to win now at metalblade.com/us/contests.

“Old-schoolers Shai Hulud helped invent metalcore, combining jagged metallic riffing with emotive hardcore…they prove it all still works in a big way, a sign that they’ve been doing it right all along”Revolver 

“a cathartic, anthemic return to strength and a testament to never forgetting your roots”Terrorizer

http://www.metalblade.com/shaihulud
https://www.facebook.com/shaihuludofficial

 

GOATWHORE Announce Additional Dates with 3 INCHES OF BLOOD

(New Orleans, LA) – Goatwhore will be embarking on their first tour of 2013 this March in support of punk legends, The Casualties, for a string of dates throughout the west coast and up to Texas. Following those shows, Goatwhore’s co-headlining tour begins in on April 11 in Kelowna, BC with one of Canada’s finest metal exports, 3 Inches of Blood. The tour will swing back into the states for shows in the Midwest and on the east coast, including an appearance at New England Metal and Hardcore Fest XV. At the end of April, supporting acts Revocation and Ramming Speed will join for a portion of the tour, followed by dates in May with Withered and Abiotic. The confirmed list of shows can be seen on the TOUR DATES page and on metalblade.com.

Track #2 from Blood for the Master, When Steel and Bone Meet is featured on The Welding Room radio program

Goatwhore’s latest release, Blood for the Master, debuted on Billboard Magazine‘s Top 200 Current Albums at #171. The album also debuted on the following Billboard charts: #4 on the Heatseeker (New Artist) chart, #12 on the Current Hard Music chart, #21 on the Hard Music Chart (overall**), and #31 on Top Independent Albums chart and hit iTunes Rock chart at #19*. Blood for the Master also hit charts in Canada, coming in at #142 on the Top 200 Current Albums chart, #18 on the Hard Chart, #1 on iTunes Metal*, #17 iTunes Rock*, and #152 iTunes Top 200*. (*iTunes numbers from street date – **chart includes catalog)

SKELETONWITCH To Record New Album

Despite spending most of 2012 on the road in support of their critically acclaimed, Billboard-charting 2011 release Forever Abomination, including an intense headlining tour in which they played 63 shows in only 65 days, metal heathens SKELETONWITCH are showing no signs of slowing down, as the group has announced plans to record their fifth album in April with Kurt Ballou (Converge, Kvelertak, Black Breath) at GodCity Studios in Salem, Massachusetts.

The band checks in with the following update:

“Happy New Year! Hope everyone is off to a great start. First off, thanks to everyone who supported Skeletonwitch during this past year. We did some serious gigging in 2012, and your support on the road and of ‘Forever Abomination’ was overwhelming. We would be nowhere without you. It’s not just idle hands that do the devil’s work – we’re already deep in the process of writing a new record, which is shaping up to be quite an epic slab of metal, if we may say so ourselves. Keep an eye out for frequent updates. Drink it, smoke it, eat it!”

More information on the group’s new album, which is tentatively scheduled for a late summer/early fall release, will be revealed in the coming months.