Pre-Orders Available Now For DEEP SWELL’s Debut Album Featuring Tim Sult of CLUTCH

Lore of the Angler October 15th via Weathermaker Music

DEEP SWELL is a true rock band rising from the banks of the Potomac River near the historic town of Shepherdstown, WV.   Now with their sound crafted, their first album Lore of the Angler is set to be released on Maryland Rockers CLUTCH’s record label Weathermaker Music on October 15, 2013.  In addition to being released on CLUTCH‘s label, CLUTCH guitarist Tim Sult is a member of the band. With a powerful female lead vocalist and precise rhythmic force, their sound is a mix of riff-based rock, psychedelia and mysterious poetic lyrics. 

Lore of the Angler is available for pre-order now from the Weathermaker Music Store.  Pre-order your copy at

Years of friendship and mutual appreciation for each other’s talents brought guitarist Tim Sult into collaboration with drummer Jesse Shultzaberger and bassist Logan Kilmer.   Sult earned his stripes as the guitarist and one of the founding members of the popular rock band, Clutch.   Shultzaberger is a versatile drummer who currently tours with the Americana band, The Woodshedders.   Kilmer, who honed his technique and methods with Noetic Pull, plays five-string with a smooth bass style to the depth of which helped spawn the band’s name.    At the beginning of 2012 they met Briena Pearl and invited her to join the trio.   Pearl, a lifelong student of voice, theater, and dance, quickly proved the sheer force of her talent as a singer and songwriter, thus establishing an instant chemistry with the band and a clear direction for their emerging sound.   With this final addition in place DEEP SWELL‘s dynamic sound was forged. 

In February 2013, the band recorded Lore of the Angler at Magpie Cage Recording Studio in Baltimore, MD.   Three months later, they were signed with Weathermaker Music, with the label overseeing distribution, touring and publicity for the album starting this fall.   The current is pulling hard and for Deep Swell the tale is just beginning.  


DEEP SWELL have scheduled a handful of dates supporting the release of Lore of the Angler, including a CD release party set of October 19th Shepherdstown, WV at Opera House Live.  Following that show the band will out through October 23rd with Lionize providing support.  A complete list of dates is below.


Lore of the Angler Tracklisting:

1.    Shows Off

2.    You’re Not Sleeping

3.    Criminal Reward

4.    Hilltop

5.    By Woah

6.    Cry Wolf

7.    White Coat

8.    Thinking

9.    Green Eyes

10.Small Girl Learn



10/19: Shepherdstown, WV @ Opera House Live (CD Release Show)

10/20: Detroit, MI @ Shelter

10/21: Grand Rapids, MI @ The Stache

10/22: Columbus, OH @ The Basement

10/23: Indianapolis. IN @ Birdy’s

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ILL NIÑO have premiered a new music video for “Forgive Me Father”,the latest single from the album, Epidemia. From the pews to the pit, join Christian Machado (vocals) for a metal-infused sermonbound to convert all non-believers.

Watch “Forgive Me Father” here.



Currently on the road for The American Epidemia Tour, ILL NIÑO is honoring the US Military, offering either free admission or 2 for 1 admission with a Military ID. Check out the tour video and see a full list of tour dates here.

Tour Dates:
10/1 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
10/2 – Oklahoma City, OK @ The Chameleon Room
10/3 – New Orleans, LA @ Hanger 13
10/4 – Winter Park, FL @ The Haven Lounge
10/5 – Jacksonville, FL @ The Roc Bar
10/6 – St Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
10/8 – Spring Lake Park, MN @ POV’s
10/9 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
10/10 – Joliet, IL @ Mojoe’s
10/11 – Detroit, MI @ I Rock
10/12 – Marion, OH @ Tink’s Rockhouse
10/13 – Louisville, KY @ The Vernon Club
10/15 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
10/19 – Nashua, NH @ Bernie’s
10/20 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
10/22 – Springfield, VA @ Empire
10/23 – Wilmington, NC @ Ziggy’s By The Sea
10/24 – Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
10/25 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
10/26 – Fayetteville, NC @ The Drunken Horse Pub

TesseracT – Launch Video For “Nocturne” Continue Heavy Touring


TesseracT have posted their video for the track “Nocturne”, taken from their critically acclaimed album, “Altered State”. The video, directed by Ben Thornley for Sitcom Soldiers, can be seen here:


The band comments on the video: “As we haven’t taken part in our promo videos for a while we felt now was the time to make an appearance. But, we also wanted to create a journey with the video that was similar to the journey portrayed by the music. A pretty straightforward step from the night, what it hides and the fear it generates, into the reassurance and safety of the dawn. We have always really liked the idea of creating silhouettes (we tried to something similar with our first video, “Deception”), so we decided upon using back lights for the majority of the video, which is then reversed when the feeling of the music changes towards the end of the track. We feel the guys at Sitcom Soldiers have really captured the mood of the song, and also produced a video that draws you in.”


Ben Thornley who produced the video for Sitcom Soldiers: “Working with TesseracT for us was about capturing something which did a great song justice with a memorable performance, whilst providing an equally provocative atmospheric narrative. The band naturally looked great and the creative process went very smoothly and shows in the final video.”


TesseracT are currently on a US tour with Katatonia, Cult of Luna and Intronaut and then immediately venture off in a headlining run with Scale the Summit throughout North America. Next up are Mexico, the UK with Karnivool as well as a trip to India. 2014 kicks off on the road with in Europe and UK with The Safety Fire, Protest The Hero and Intervals before TesseracT are part of the Soundwave Festival in Australia. Dates are below.


TesseracT w/Katatonia, Cult of Luna and Intronaut:

01.10.2013 (USA) Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s

02.10.2013 (USA) Chicago, IL – The Bottom Lounge

04.10.2013 (USA) Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall

06.10.2013 (USA) Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theater

07.10.2013 (USA) San Francisco, CA – Slim’s


TesseracT Headline tour with Scale the Summit

09.10.2013 (CDN) Vancouver, BC – Tom Lee Music Hall

10.10.2013 (CDN) Edmonton, AB – Pawn Shop

12.10.2013 (CDN) Calgary, AB – The Gateway

13.10.2013 (CDN) Regina, SK – The Exchange

14.10.2013 (CDN) Winnipeg, MB – Union Sound Hall

16.10.2013 (USA) Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theater – Studio B

17.10.2013 (USA) Lawrence, KS – The Granada Theater

18.10.2013 (USA) Indianapolis, IN – Emerson Theater

20.10.2013 (USA) St. Louis, MO – Fubar

22.10.2013 (USA) Ft Worth, TX – Tomcats West

23.10.2013 (USA) Houston, TX – Fitzegerald’s – Downstairs

24.10.2013 (USA)  New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks

25.10.2013 (USA) Atlanta, GA – The Drunken Unicorn

26.10.2013 (USA) Tampa, FL – Orpheum Theatre

27.10.2013 (USA) Greensboro, NC – Blind Tiger


01.11.2013 (MEX) Guadalajara – F.Bolko

02.11.2013 (MEX) Mexico City – Multiforo Cultural Alicia

03.11.2013 (MEX) Monterrey – Café Iguana 


w/ Karnivool                                     

13.11.2013 (UK) Portsmouth – Wedgewood Rooms 

14.11.2013 (UK) Bristol – Thekla 

15.11.2013 (UK) Nottingham – Rock City Basement 

16.11.2013 (UK) Glasgow – The Garage 

18.11.2013 (UK) Sheffield – Corporation 

19.11.2013 (UK) Manchester – Academy 2 

20.11.2013 (UK) Birmingham – Institute Library 

21.11.2013 (UK) London – Koko 


23.11.2013 (IND) Bangalore – Bacaradi NH7 Weekender


w/ The Safety Fire, Protest The Hero, Intervals

06.01.2014 (DE) Karlsruhe – Substage

07.01.2014 (DE) Nuernberg – Hirsch

08.01.2014 (DE) Berlin – Magnet

09.01.2014 (DE) Hamburg – Logo

10.01.2014 (SE) Stockholm – Klubben

11.01.2014 (SE) Gothenburg – Fängelset

12.01.2014 (NO) Oslo – John Dee

14.01.2014 (DK) Copenhagen – Vega

16.01.2014 (B) Aarschot – De Klinker

17.01.2014 (F) Paris – Le Divan Du Monde

18.01.2014 (F) Toulouse – Le Saint des Seins

19.01.2014 (ES) Madrid – Copernico

20.01.2014 (ES) Barcelon – Sala Boveda

22.01.2014 (CH) Aarau – Kiff

23.01.2014 (I) Milan – Zoe Club

25.01.2014 (A) Vienna – Szene

26.01.2014 (H) Budapest – Dürer Kert

28.01.2014 (DE) Munich – Backstage

29.01.2014 (DE) Leipzig – Conne Island

30.01.2014 (LUX) Esch Sur Alzette – Rockhal

31.01.2014 (DE) Cologne – Essigfabrik 

01.02.2014 (UK) Brighton – Concorde 2

02.02.2014 (UK) Birmingham – O2 Academy 2 Birmingham 

04.02.2014 (UK) Sheffield – Corporation

05.02.2014 (UK) Glasgow – Classic Grand

06.02.2014 (UK) Manchester – Manchester Academy 2 

07.02.2014 (UK) London – Electric Ballroom

09.02.2014 (NL) Dordrecht – Bibelot


Soundwave Festival                          

22.02.2014 (AUS) Brisbane – RNA Showrooms, Soundwave 2014

23.02.2014 (AUS) Sydney – Olympic Park, Soundwave 2014

28.02.2014 (AUS) Melbourne – Flemington Racecourse, Soundwave 2014

01.03.2014 (AUS) Adelaide – Adelaide, Soundwave 2014

03.03.2014 (AUS) Perth – Perth, Soundwave 2014



“Madness at the Core of Time” Tour Kicks off October 2nd

After a week and over 35,000 signatures, Antarctic overlords GWAR finally have officially reacted to the petition started by Jeff Cantrell of Morehead, Kentucky on to have GWAR play the Super Bowl Halftime Show.  The petition can be signed at


“It has long been the joy of GWAR to submit the human race to any number of hideous tortures, and I can’t think of anything more horrible than you having to watch acts like The Black-Eyed Peas and Bruno Mars perform. So the temptation to ignore this is great! But then you start thinking about all of the people that who have never experienced GWAR before, and will be forced to do so if we do get the gig, well, at that point my colossal mega-ego kicks in and I am all over it.”


After a long and wet fart, Oderus continued…”I really don’t think we should be limited to playing the halftime show…I am offering GWAR as an actual team that could complete in the NFL. Think of the titanic struggle involved as the NFL submits their best players, hell, we could play against all the teams at once and still emerge victorious. For too long has the NFL ignored the obvious fact that the players should be naked, blind-folded and armed with battle axes, that land mines should litter the field and whalers should hurl harpoons randomly from the stands. GWAR is throwing our entire cosmic weight (and we are fairly hefty) behind this petition, and command all of our followers, their families, and indeed anybody who has ever existed to sign this fucking thing, and in fact for those who have already signed it to create multiple fake email addresses and sign it again!”


And now to top it all off, today GWAR is ready to bring everyone a little holiday cheer with a select number of shows this December.   That’s right it’s Christmas Time with Santa Oderus.  These three shows are set for December 27th in New York at Irving Plaza, December 28th in New Haven, CT at Toad’s Place and finally a show in Richmond, VA on December 29th at The National.  Tickets for all three shows go on sale this Friday.


In support of Battle Maximus,GWAR will be heading out this fall on the  “Madness at the Core of Time” tour.  The tour, which features a completely brand-new show full of slavering creatures and deserving victims, is set to kick off October 2nd in Columbus, Ohio and runs through November 17th in Washington, DC.  GWAR shall be joined by deathcore heavyweights and label-mates Whitechapel, Richmond, VA thrashers Iron Reagan (featuring Municipal Waste singer Tony Foresta) and A Band of Orcs (who are actually a band of Orcs).


GWAR‘s Battle Maximus features twelve brand new tracks that not only honor their departed ally, but tells the story of GWAR‘s latest struggle against what may be their greatest enemy yet…the insidious “Mr. Perfect”, who has travelled through time itself to steal the power of GWAR–the power of immortality, and use this power to mutate the human race into his twisted vision of what the “perfect” human should be. Once again GWAR finds themselves as the only thing standing between the human race and the latest super-powered shithead bent on the destruction of GWAR and the enslavement of their worshippers.

The title track from Battle Maximus is streaming HERE.


Check out a stream of the song “Bloodbath” HERE


Battle Maximus can be ordered from Metal Blade Records HERE, Amazon and iTunes


GWAR Live:

“Madness at the Core of Time” Tour With Whitechapel, Iron Reagan and Band of Orcs:

10/2: Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall

10/3: Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave

10/4: Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose Tap House

10/5: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue

10/6: Winnipeg, MB @ The Garrick Centre

10/7: Saskatoon, SK @ Odeon Events Centre

10/8: Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom

10/9: Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall

10/11: Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO

10/12: Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory Concert House

10/13: Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory Concert House

10/14: Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom

10/15: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater

10/16: Chico, CA @ Senator Theatre

10/17: Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory

10/18: West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues

10/19: Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades

10/20: San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom

10/22: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater

10/24: Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live

10/25: Ft. Worth, TX @ LaGrave Field

10/26: Austin, TX @ Emo’s

10/28: Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall

10/29: New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues

10/30: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

10/31: Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall

11/1: Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel

11/2: Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa

11/4: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution

11/5: Ybor City, FL @ The Ritz Ybor

11/7: Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s

11/8: Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s

11/9: Joliet, IL @ Mojoes

11/10: Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection

11/12: Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre

11/13: Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues

11/14: Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall

11/15: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium

11/16: Reading, PA @ Reverb

11/17: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club


GWAR Holiday Dates:

12/27: New York, NY @ Irving Plaza

12/28: New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place

12/29: Richmond, VA @ The National



2/22/14: Soundwave Festival Brisbane

2/23/14: Soundwave Festival Sydney

2/28/14: Soundwave Festival Melbourne

3/1/14: Soundwave Festival Adelaide

3/3/14: Soundwave Festival Perth



A week after releasing their first official video for “Going Down”, Spider Rockets will hit the road with Saliva in the midwest and the south. “We haven’t been on the road since our runs with Trapt earlier this spring,” admits lead singer, Helena Cos; “…but we haven’t visited the south in at least a couple of years! So that, along with Saliva being cool enough to share the stage with us is pretty awesome.”




Spider Rockets has a new stage show consisting of various backdrops, a smoldering rocket ship, probing searchlight, whips, megaphone and a mannequin head. “The rocket ship will be a work in progress, hopefully we won’t need to abort any missions!” jokes John Nap, the band’s guitarist. “But the real challenge as an opening band has been coming up with staging that won’t interfere with the headliner’s space; one that is modular enough to adjust from venue to venue, but that also packs light… And I believe we’ve found it.” John refers to a series self-standing vertical, retractable banners or scrims (neither, really) that can be extended, shortened, and rearranged depending on the size and configuration of the venue’s stage. Bassist, Greg Manning, adds: “We just hope we don’t end up with a ‘Stone Henge’ situation!”


The group also plans to bring along their four legged roadie/security guard, Lemmy, a 18 pound Dachshund with a bad attitude and a fierce appetite; “that little shit always sniffs out where I hide my meatball sub in the van,” bitches drummer, Dan Prestup.



Confirmed tour dates include:

October 2 Harley Davidson Biketown (Austintown, OH) w/ SALIVA


October 3 Jonny’s Roadhouse (Aurora, IN) w/ SALIVA


October 4 Beale Street Live (Indianapolis, IN) w/ SALIVA


October 5 Diesel Concert Lounge (Chesterfield, MI) w/ SALIVA


October 6 Centerstage Bar & Grill (Kokomo, IN) w/ SALIVA


October 8 Blackstock (Knoxville, TN) w/ SALIVA


October 9 Limelight (Nashville, TN) w/ SALIVA


October 10 Club Inferno (Scottsboro, AL) w/ SALIVA


October 11 Longbranch (Raleigh, NC) w/ SALIVA


October 18 The Saint (Asbury Park, NJ)

The tour is in support of the band’s current release, “Bitten,” produced in the band’s home state of New Jersey as well as Florida.

“Going Down,” the new video from the album can be seen on the band’s official YouTube page HERE. <;  

LITA FORD The Bitch is Back Live North American Release Date Moved to November 5th



The Bitch is Back…Live is a brand new live album from the queen of Hard Rock and Metal LITA FORD.  Hot on the heels of her TRUE comeback album “Living Like a Runaway”, LITA took to the stage at the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, California in early October of 2012 to showcase the new material as well as LITA FORD classics. Originally set for release October 22nd in North America, the album will now be available November 5th.


This killer show was recorded for the live album The Bitch is Back…Live.  Where does the title come from?  LITA opens the show with her rendition of the classic Elton John track “The Bitch is Back”, which was previously released as a bonus track on “Living Like a Runaway”.  It may be a strong proclamation, but it is true…the bitch is back and bringing it live.  Now fans have a chance to be a part of this memorable evening and performance.


The album will be released as a digipak with a special booklet including fan photos and download. Release dates are USA/Canada on November 5th, Germany on October 25th and Europe on October 28th through SPV/Steamhammer.



1. The Bitch Is Back

2. Hungry

3. Relentless

4. Living Like a Runaway

5. Devil in My Head

6. Back to the Cave

7. Can’t Catch Me

8. Out For Blood

9. Dancing On The Edge

10. Hate

11. Close My Eyes Forever

12. Kiss Me Deadly



BLACK WATER RISING and KILL DEVIL HILL (featuring Rex Brown of Pantera, Down and Vinny Appice Black Sabbath, Dio) will be laying waste to the following locations…

SAT OCT 26 Ramona, CA Ramona Mainstage
SUN OCT 27 Fullerton, CA The Slidebar Rock N Roll Cafe
MON OCT 28 Chico, CA Lost On Main CHICO California
TUE OCT 29 Hollywood, CA The Roxy Theatre
THUR OCT 31 Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
FRI NOV 1 Tempe, AZ @ Club Red
SAT NOV 2 Las Vegas, NV @ LVCS