AMARANTHE Gear Up For U.S. Tour

Fast-rising modern metal sextet AMARANTHE released their sophomore album, The Nexus, internationally on March 25 and in the United States on March 26 via Spinefarm Records.

Produced by Jacob Hansen (whose credits include Volbeat, Dreamshade & Ginger Wildheart, and who worked on AMARANTHE’s 2011 self-titled debut), The Nexus sees the Swedish/Danish outfit further honing a musical style that blends cutting-edge melodic metal with soaring pop melodies, topped off by a unique three-vocal attack.

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AMARANTHE recently announced their very first U.S. headline tour, starting on July 17 in New York City at the Gramercy Theatre. The tour hits several major U.S. cities and more dates on the west coast have just been announced. Support will come from Kobra And The Lotus. Stay tuned to the official AMARANTHE site www.amaranthe.se and the official band Facebook page for updates.

Confirmed AMARANTHE U.S. Headline dates:
7/17 – New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theatre
7/18 – West Chester, PA @ The Note
7/19 – Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East
7/20 – Toronto, ON @ Virgin Mobile Mod Club
7/22 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
7/23 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
7/25 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
7/28 – Las Vegas, NV @ LVCS
7/29 – Scottsdale, AZ @ Martini Ranch
7/30 – West Hollywood, CA @ The Roxy

AMARANTHE: Andy– vocals, Jake E – vocals, Elize– vocals, Olof Mörck– guitars & keys, Morten Løwe Sørensen – drums, Johan Andreassen – bass.

For more information on AMARANTHE, please visit these websites:
www.amaranthe.se
www.facebook.com/AmarantheBand

STOLEN BABIES New Video, Live Dates

Experimental rock group STOLEN BABIES have been swiftly taking over the experimental and alternative rock and metal underground in the past few years. They are pleased to be teaming up with Vice’s Noisey channel to unveil their eerie, yet beautifully mesmerizing new music video for the track Second Sleep. The video is directed by Ilan Sharone, well-known video director and brother of Rani and Gil, with visual FX and animation by Meats Meier. The track is cut from the band’s most recent full-length release, entitled Naught. The album is available at your local music retailer and through iTunes, Amazon and all other standard digital retailers.

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“We wanted the video to feel dream-like and echo the vibe of the song. Something is always a little off but not in a way you can put your finger on,” states vocalist Dominique Lenore Persi.

“When we’re underwater everything is more of a struggle, which adds to the feeling of being unable to control the situation. The video is directed by Ilan Sharone, with visual FX and animation by Meats Meier who has done vfx for Puscifer, TOOL and Roger Waters.”

Bonus: the new video can be seen as of now on TV’s in Hot Topic stores across the country! Keep an eye (and perhaps an ear) out while you shop!

STOLEN BABIES will be performing select dates this summer in their home state of California. On July 5, the band will be performing their first Bay Area show in some time at The New Parish in Oakland, CA. The show will also feature miRthkon, and Free Salamander Exhibit (featuring members of the now closed Sleepytime Gorilla Museum). The band will perform a month later in West Hollywood, CA at The Roxy as part of Hollywood’s annual Sunset Strip Music Festival. See below for both dates.

STOLEN BABIES Tour Dates:

7/5 – Oakland, CA @ The New Parish (W/ miRthkon and Free Salamander Exhibit)

8/3 – West Hollywood, CA @ The Roxy (Sunset Strip Music Festival)

The members of STOLEN BABIES have been busy this year!

It was recently announced by Maynard James Keenan’s (Tool, A Perfect Circle) side project, Puscifer, that the band’s new remix album features a track remixed by STOLEN BABIES bassist Rani Sharone. Better yet, the track features all of STOLEN BABIES performing on it! Check out a write-up of the new record here, with Rani Sharone credited. A funny side note: the dog on the cover of the new Puscifer remix album is owned by Rani, as well.

Rani, who is also recognized in many circles as a respected music composer, recently had a piece of his performed at the Disney Concert Hall by virtuoso violinist Hilary Hahn. The piece was personally-written for Hilary, and was selected as the runner up in her Encore contest out of hundreds of submissions from around the world.

World-renowned drummer Gil Sharone recently won the #2 Alternative Drummer spot in Modern Drummer Magazine’s fan polls. Also, Gil Sharone recently filmed a new video for one of his endorsement companies, DW Drums. As a featured guest artist, Gil takes a stroll through DW’s amazing showroom, Candyland 4, and plays every drumset in the room to show the wide range of drums they have. The video is coming soon, check out a screenshot below!

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For more information on STOLEN BABIES, please visit these websites:

www.stolenbabiestheband.com

www.facebook.com/stolenbabiesofficial

www.twitter.com/stolenbabies

www.myspace.com/stolenbabies

STOLEN BABIES:

Dominique Lenore Persi – Lead Vocals/Accordion

Rani Sharone – Bass/Guitar/Vocals

Gil Sharone – Drums

SIX FEET UNDER Recruit Another Former Member of BRAIN DRILL

SIX FEET UNDER parted ways with drummer Kevin Talley. However, the transition for the new drummer will be near-seemless, as he is a former band member of bassist Jeff Hughell. Marco Pitruzzella has officially joined the ranks of SIX FEET UNDER and will make his debut appearance with the band this Saturday in Memphis, TN at Scion Rock Fest! For info on the fest, including the full line-up, visit scionav.com.

Chris Barnes discusses the lineup change:

“I’m proud to announce a new addition to the ranks of Six Feet Under. Replacing drummer Kevin Talley is our new friend and cohort, Marco Pitruzzella (http://youtu.be/KVs_HBoxZds). Marco has worked with Jeff Hughell in their former band, Brain Drill, and is such an amazing talented and great guy. I’m very excited having him in the band and can’t wait to take the stage with Marco this Saturday in Memphis for Scion Rock Fest!”

“It was good working with Kevin Talley for the past couple of years, but we are very ready and extremely focused on moving the band forward with a new, more stable and permanent lineup for writing as well as touring. Be prepared to be shredded! See you all soon!”

SIX FEET UNDER’s latest album, Unborn, is available now. Fans can preview and order now at metalblade.com/sixfeetunder.

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SIX FEET UNDER
06/01 Memphis, TN Scion Rock Fest
06/20 St. Goarshausen, DE Metalfest
06/21 Clisson, FR Hellfest
06/22 Dokkum, NL Dokk’em Open Air
w/ Decrepit Birth, Cannabis Corpse, Dealey Plaza
07/10 Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s
07/11 Austin, TX Dirty Dog
07/12 Oklahoma City, OK Chameleon Room
07/13 Dallas, TX Trees
07/14 Santa Fe, NM Sol
07/15 Flagstaff, AZ Orpheum Theater
07/16 West Hollywood, CA The Whisky
07/17 San Francisco, CA DNA Lounge
07/19 Seattle, WA Studio Seven
07/20 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
07/21 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue
07/22 Denver, CO Marquis Theater
07/23 Lawrence, KS Granada Theater
07/24 St Louis, MO Fubar
07/25 Fayetteville, AR Rogue
07/26 Nashville, TN Exit/In
07/27 Atlanta, GA Masquerade

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DYING FETUS New Video Teaser

 

Death Metal powerhouse DYING FETUS completed work on a new video for the song Second Skin. The band released a trailer for the video, which can be viewed by clicking the still shot above.

DYING FETUS will be hitting the road in this month alongside Hatebreed, Shadows Fall and The Contortionist as part of “The Divinity of Purpose Tour” which kicks off January 26 in Flint, MI and will wraps February 17 in Amityville, NY.

Their latest album Reign Supreme was released in 2011 on Relapse Records. Multiple tracks have been heard on The Welding Room radio program. However, its streaming in its entirety on their Bandcamp Page.

Purchase Reign Supreme from the Relapse store HERE and digitally on iTunes.

For updates on DYING FETUS visit their Facebook page.

DYING FETUS with Hatebreed and Shadows Fall

1/26/13: Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop

1/27/13: Joliet, IL @ Mojoe’s

1/28/13: Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium

1/30/13: Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theater

1/31: Flagstaff, AZ @ Orpheum Theater

2/1: West Hollywood, CA @ The Roxy

2/2: Chico, CA @ Senator Theater

2/3: Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory

2/5: Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep

2/6: Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion

2/7: Sauget, IL @ Pop’s

2/8: Lexington, KY @ Buster’s

2/9: Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works

2/11: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Live

2/12: Jacksonville Beach, FL @ Freebird Live

2/13: Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligan’s

2/14: West Springfield, VA @ Empire

2/15: Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock

2/16: Syracuse, NY @ Westcott Theater

2/17: Amityville, NY @ Revolution