Thursday, March 24, 2016


American dark blues singer/songwriter THE WHITE BUFFALO has announced a number of European tour dates taking place this summer.

Kicking off on July 17th and including shows across the UK, Germany and Italy, THE WHITE BUFFALO will be touring in support of his new album, 'Love and the Death of Damnation', which was released in Europe last month on CD and vinyl with three exclusive bonus tracks.

Get 'Love and the Death of Damnation' now in Europe on CD and vinyl with three exclusive bonus tracks at

'Love and the Death of Damnation' is also available on iTunes at

Don't miss THE WHITE BUFFALO on tour in Europe:

Jul. 18 - Newcastle, UK - O2 Academy 2
Jul. 19 - Glasgow, UK - O2 ABC
Jul. 21 - London, UK - Electric Ballroom
Jul. 22 - Birmingham, UK - O2 Institute 2
Jul. 23 - Maidstone, UK - Ramblin' Man Fair
Jul. 25 - Hamburg, Germany - Knust
Jul. 26 - Munich, Germany - Ampere
Jul. 28 - Faenza, Italy - Strade Blu
Jul. 30 - Brescia, Italy - Areasonica Festival

Tickets are available now at

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Led by singer/songwriter Jake Smith, THE WHITE BUFFALO is probably best known for his numerous song placements in the TV series Sons of Anarchy, including the series finale song "Come Join the Murder", which was co-written with series producer Kurt Sutter and was nominated for an Emmy for "Outstanding Music and Lyrics".

Watch the official video for the track "Modern Times" at

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Friday, March 11, 2016


Long Beach, California's RIVAL SONS have released a brand new track from their recently-announced new album, 'Hollow Bones'.

The first single, "Hollow Bones Pt. 1", is hitting the airwaves today and can be listened to right now on YouTube at

The track is also included as an instant download for everyone who pre-orders 'Hollow Bones' on iTunes.  Order now and get your instant download of "Hollow Bones Pt. 1" at

Due to be released on June 10th, the fifth studio album from RIVAL SONS features nine brand new tracks of electrifying rock 'n' soul, including a breathtaking cover of "Black Coffee".

With a huge range of 'Hollow Bones' products available, including limited edition gold, silver and transparent vinyl, plus ultra-limited signed CD and vinyl editions, there's something for everyone from the casual fan to the die-hard collector.

Pre-order 'Hollow Bones' now on CD and vinyl at

Once again recorded with two-times Grammy winner Dave Cobb, 'Hollow Bones' follows the release of RIVAL SONS' chart-hitting 2014 album, 'Great Western Valkyrie'.  Since then, the band have appeared on 'Later... with Jools Holland' in the UK and 'The Late Show with David Letterman' in the USA, performed at the iconic Glastonbury and Isle of Wight festivals and sold out countless headlining shows.

Now supporting the legendary BLACK SABBATH on "The End" world tour, and with the upcoming release of yet another jaw-dropping record, 2016 looks set to be RIVAL SONS' best year yet.

In the words of frontman Jay Buchanan, "Each record we've made has been part of a distillation toward revealing the band's essence.  This record, finally is the release of the unapologetic, wild beast that has long lived within the ribs of Rival Sons howling to be freed."

View the 'Hollow Bones' album cover at

Don't miss RIVAL SONS on "The End" world tour with BLACK SABBATH:

Apr. 15 - Perth, Australia - Perth Arena
Apr. 17 - Adelaide, Australia - Entertainment Centre
Apr. 19 - Melbourne, Australia - Rod Laver Arena
Apr. 23 - Sydney, Australia - Allphones Arena
Apr. 25 - Brisbane, Australia - Entertainment Centre
Apr. 28 - Auckland, New Zealand - Vector Arena
Apr. 30 - Dunedin, New Zealand - Forsyth Barr Stadium

Jun. 01 - Budapest, Hungary - Groupama Arena
Jun. 08 - Berlin, Germany - Waldebuhne
Jun. 13 - Verona, Italy - Arena Di Verona
Jun. 15 - Zurich, Switzerland - Hallenstadion
Jun. 19 - Clisson, France - Hellfest
Jun. 23 - Halden, Norway - Tons of Rock *
Jun. 28 - Vienna, Austria - Stadthalle
Jun. 30 - Prague, Czech Republic - O2 Arena
Jul. 02 - Krakow, Poland - Tauron Arena
Jul. 05 - Riga, Latvia - Arena Latvia
Jul. 09 - Stockholm, Sweden - Monsters of Rock
Jul. 12 - Moscow, Russia - Olympisky Arena

Aug. 17 - Wantagh, NY - Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Aug. 19 - Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center
Aug. 21 - Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live
Aug. 23 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
Aug. 25 - Mansfield, MA - Xfinity Center
Aug. 27 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
Aug. 29 - Toronto, ON - Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Aug. 31 - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theater
Sep. 01 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop *
Sep. 02 - Noblesville, IN - Klipsch Music Center
Sep. 04 - Tinley Park, IL - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Sep. 07 - Dallas, TX - Gexa Energy Pavilion
Sep. 09 - Albuquerque, NM - Isleta Amphitheater
Sep. 11 - Salt Lake City, UT - USANA Amphitheater
Sep. 13 - Ridgefield, WA - Sunlight Supply Amphitheatre
Sep. 15 - Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena
Sep. 17 - Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand Garden Arena
Sep. 19 - Hollywood, CA - Hollywood Bowl
Sep. 21 - Phoenix, AZ - AK-Chin Pavilion

* = RIVAL SONS only

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Thursday, March 03, 2016


"...a soulfulness and strut which puts them into quite a different league" - Uncut
"...fuzzy, hulking riffs and swinging psychedelic grooves" - Mojo
"Sun-kissed psychedelia and irresistible hooks" - The Guardian
"...sheer unadulterated greatness" - Classic Rock
"Rival Sons prove it's still possible not to play by corporate rules" - Independent On Sunday

Following the release of their album 'Great Western Valkyrie' in 2014, a year which saw the band appear on Later With Jools Holland in the UK, Letterman in the US, appear at the Glastonbury and Isle of Wight festivals, plus consistently sell out their worldwide headline tours, RIVAL SONS are pleased to announce that their fifth album will be available later this year entitled 'Hollow Bones'.  Vocalist Jay Buchanan said, "Each record we've made has been part of a distillation toward revealing the band's essence.  This record, finally is the release of the unapologetic, wild beast that has long lived within the ribs of Rival Sons howling to be freed."  Recorded in Nashville's LCS studios, 'Hollow Bones' saw recent two-times Grammy winner Dave Cobb on producer duties yet again, who commented, "Rival Sons are the best rock 'n' roll band on the planet!"

Always a band who feel artwork is as much a part of the album experience as the music, their first outing was a collaboration with legendary artist Storm Thorgerson, known for many iconic album covers from the likes of PINK FLOYD and LED ZEPPELIN.  This time they have teamed up with artist Martin Wittfooth, whose intensely allegorical paintings all suggest the future of the human condition - without showing a single person - on a piece called "Rainsong".  Guitarist Scott Holiday commented, "I discovered Martin Wittfooth about halfway through making 'Hollow Bones'.  I was immediately drawn into his work.  I loved his imagery with animals and felt it was calm and unnerving all at the same time.  I also loved the touch of whimsy and beautiful psychedelic overtones he used.  First time I saw his work I immediately felt it was right for this album.  I won't try to overly interpret the album cover or explain in detail why I believe it works perfectly with the album... but I can safely say I think this just might be my favorite cover of ours yet."

View the 'Hollow Bones' album cover at

With their last two albums charting in the Top 20 around the world ('Great Western Valkyrie' charted at 14 in the UK), a rabid fan base and incendiary live shows, 2016 is set to be their best year yet.  RIVAL SONS are currently the sole support on the current BLACK SABBATH The End Tour; they are also playing Download Festival's main stage on Saturday 11th June.

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Wednesday, March 02, 2016


Highly complex progressive sci-fi themed metallers VEKTOR have teamed up with NPR for the release of a brand new track, "Charging the Void".

The track is taken from the band's upcoming new album, 'Terminal Redux', which is due to be released on May 6th worldwide.  'Terminal Redux' is the band's third full-length release and first ever concept album, further exploring the themes that first appeared in the title track from their previous album, 2011's 'Outer Isolation'.

Listen to "Charging the Void" now on NPR at

VEKTOR vocalist/guitarist David DiSanto comments:

"'Charging the Void' is the first track of the album and sets the scene for the story that follows.  It begins with the lone astronaut from 'Outer Isolation' who is actually an isolation test subject.  He overrides the auto-pilot and is compelled to go forth on his own and search for his purpose.  Years in isolation have twisted his mind and he teeters between insanity and vengeance.  His travels bring him to the now-exploded star, Alshain.  Within the stellar nebula he finds a life-giving molecule that revitalizes him and extends his life.  With an entire haul of the new found molecule, he believes to have found his purpose.  He has an epiphany about life and death and decides to bring his life-giving molecule and his new way of understanding to the Cygnus Regime.

"There are many hidden meanings in the song that relate to balance, power, and life and death, so keep an ear out!"

As well as letting their imaginations flow free lyrically, VEKTOR have also embraced some unusual audio elements during the recording of 'Terminal Redux', going as far as to enlist the vocal assistance of a group of Philadelphia soul singers to contribute additional texture to the riff-heavy opus.  Listen out for the introduction of Naeemah Z. Maddox and RoseMary Fiki towards the end of "Charging the Void".

'Terminal Redux' is available to pre-order now on CD and vinyl, including a number of limited signed editions.  Reserve your copy now in Europe at or in North America at

The album is also available to pre-order now on iTunes at

'Terminal Redux' was recorded between the band's home studio and Panther Pro-Audio in Philadelphia, with additional mixing courtesy of Byron Filson at Villain Studios in Arizona.

View the album artwork, created by Adam Burke, at

Don't miss VEKTOR on their remaining North American tour dates with VOIVOD:

Mar. 02 - Columbus, OH - A&R Music Bar
Mar. 03 - Ferndale, MI - The Loving Touch
Mar. 04 - Toronto, ON - Mod Club
Mar. 05 - Hamilton, ON - This Ain't Hollywood

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