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Muse Release New Album Drones

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Masters of Arena Rock Release their 7th Album Today

 

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Over the past few weeks, we’ve been treated to a few glimpses of excellent new material from Muse, including the huge alternative rock hit “Dead Inside.” The single has sat atop the modern rock charts for the past month and for good reason. It’s another killer dose of anthem rock from the UK trio who have made a habit of delivering powerful rock ‘n roll anthems.

The Warner Bros. Records release is available today on iTunes:

 
Drones was co-produced by the band and the lefendary Robert John “Mutt” Lange. Frontman Matt Bellamy shared, “To me, ‘Drones’ are metaphorical psychopaths which enable psychopathic behavior with no recourse. The world is run by Drones utilizing Drones to turn us all into Drones. Drones explores the journey of a human, from their abandonment and loss of hope, to their indoctrination by the system to be a human drone, to their eventual defection from their oppressors.”

Additionally, today the band revealed a new music video for the song “Mercy.”


 

Drones Track Listing
1. Dead Inside
2. [Drill Sergeant]
3. Psycho
4. Mercy
5. Reapers
6. The Handler
7. [JFK]
8. Defector
9. Revolt
10. Aftermath
11. The Globalist
12. Drones

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Blaine The Mono’s Capsize Video Event


 

Blaine The Mono Releases “Capsize” Video

Our favorite Orlando hard rockers, Blaine The Mono are doing something pretty cool around the release of their new video for “Capsize,” the first single off of their recent album release of Jellyfish . Check it out, as it could result in some cool prizes for you…

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As you will see in the official announcement from the band below, prizes include City Walk passes, Jellyfish swag and tickets to see the band with Dreaming (Stabbing Westward) at one of our favorite local music venues, West End Trading Co. in Sanford.

Check out the video below and start sharing!!!!

If you are interested in learning a little bit more about the song meaning, as well as a tour through every other track on the album, check out our interview with the band that we published earlier (Part One, Part Two)  Here’s a little teaser from lead singer Randi Stickles, “It’s kind of a one night stand perspective and then somebody taking it further than a one night stand and just becoming ridiculously obsessed with you and you have no idea why…”

Following are the full contest details from the band’s Facebook Page, which you can Like here: Blaine The Mono Facebook

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Participate in the online ‘Capsize Video Contest’ to WIN (4) Orlando City Walk VIP passes or (4) AMC movie passes, a full Blaine the Mono merchandise package, free tickets and more!!!!!

In an effort to promote our latest video “Capsize” and our upcoming show with The Dreaming (formerly Stabbing Westward) we are holding a 4 week online contest in which you the fans participate by sharing the Capsize video far and wide across the social biosphere!

You don’t need to live in the Orlando Area to participate and all prizes will be shipped to you anywhere in the US.

Extra credit will be given to attendees of the show (see below)

Entry Actions:

  1. Share the Capsize video on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media sites and include the hashtags #blainethemono and #capsizecontest. (Each site share counts as an entry, one site share per day)
  2. Take a photo of the band on stage at The Dreaming show and share it with the same hashtags (Counts for ten entries)
  3. Take a photo with the The Blainettes at the merch table at The Dreaming show and share it with the same hashtags (Counts for ten entries)

Each action counts as an entry into the contest and at the end of the contest all the entries will be placed in a hat and a grand prize winner will be drawn at random. Participation prizes will be given to the most creative and active participants throughout the contest.

Contest Prizes:

Grand Prize- Four (4) Universal Orlando City Walk VIP Party Passes (each ticket provides free entry into all City Walk nightclubs) and a full Blaine the Mono merchandise pack. If winner is under 21 years old or lives out of town four (4) AMC movie passes will be substituted for the City Walk passes.

Participation Prizes – Free tickets to the Dreaming (formerly Stabbing Westward) show at West End Trading, Sanford FL on June 20th, 2015, Free Jellyfish CDs, Free Jellyfish Shirts.

IMPORTANT! In order for an entry to be tracked and ultimately counted both hashtags must be included in the social media post.

 

Of Monsters And Men Premiere New Music

Nanna BryndĂ­s HilmarsdĂłttir from Of Monsters And Men photographed by RARAsFArm
Nanna BryndĂ­s HilmarsdĂłttir from Of Monsters And Men photographed by RARAsFArm

Of Monsters And Men “Crystals” Video Premiere

RARAsFarm favorites, Of Monsters And Men debut their new video one month before releasing their much anticipated Sophomore release.

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Our favorite Icelandic rockers, Of monsters And Men have just released their brand new video for “Crystals,” the lead single off of their soon to be released album Beneath The Skin.

Check out the stunningly creative video which was shot in their homeland of Iceland by Arni & Kinski. It’s the perfect accompaniment to another breathtaking release from this deftly talented band. The band offered “Working with Icelandic directors and an Icelandic crew was a new and enjoyable thing for us. Being able to communicate in Icelandic made this a relaxed experience. Now it’s time to share the video with the world and we hope people like it!”

We’ve been anticipating the release of Beneath The Skin, their second full-length album for three years… since the release of their hugely successful debut release My Head Is An Animal, an exquisite rock album that ended up on our Top 5 Albums list for 2012 (See the list here). The new offering will be available in the US on June 9th, but pre=orders are available now.

You can pre-order Beneath The Skin here:

Beneath The Skin Track Listing:
Standard:
Crystals
Human
Hunger
Wolves Without Teeth
Empire
Slow Life
Organs
Black Water
Thousand Eyes
I Of The Storm
We Sink
Included on Deluxe:
Backyard
Winter Sound
Black Water (Chris Taylor of Grizzly Bear Remix)
I Of The Storm (Alex Somers Remix)

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Faith No More News

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Faith No More Returns In An Epic Fashion

Bay area rockers announce Tour Dates, free online concert, and advance streaming of their new album.

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It’s been a long time, but after an eighteen year hiatus, Fatih No More is going to explode back into the rock ‘n roll conscience with an epic summer tour and a new album, Sol Invictus, which hits the streets in a week!

There’s a crapload of exciting stuff going on over the next two weeks, and if you want it all, you can have it. Details:

  • May 7 – Tour kicks off in Chicago at The Concord Music Hall (full dates below)
  • May 8, 9:15pm – live  concert from The Fillmore in Detroit via Yahoo! Live
  • May 11 – Sol Invictus streams on NPR
  • May 13 – Sol Invictus played on Pandora
  • May 13 – The band performs on The Tonight Show
  • May 18 – Sol Invictus released to the masses (pre-order it below)


 

The tour includes two trips across North America, starting in cozy venues during the first leg, as well as journeys throughout Europe and a few big shows in SOuth America. Highlights: August 5 at Madison Square Garden and a headlining spot at Heavy Montreal on August 8. Bumbershoot recently announced Faith No More as one of the headliners of the venerable Seattle festival.

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Faith No More tour dates:
w/ Les Butcherettes!
May 7 Chicago, IL Concord Music Hall +
May 8 Detroit, MI The Fillmore +
May 9 Toronto, ON Sony Centre for the Performing Arts +
May 11 Boston, MA Orpheum Theatre +
May 13 New York, NY Webster Hall +
May 14 New York, NY Webster Hall +
May 15 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory +
May 29 Gelsenkirchen, Germany Rock Im Revier
May 31 Munich, Germany Rockavaria Festival

June 2 Milan, Italy Sonisphere
June 4 Vienna, Austria Vienna Rocks Festival
June 5 Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic Rock For People Festival
June 6 Berlin, Germany Zitadelle Spandau
June 8 Krakow, Poland Tauron Arena
June 10 Bratislava, Slovakia Aegon Arena
June 12 Landgraaf, Netherlands Pinkpop Festival
June 13 Donington, UK Download Festival
June 14 Glasgow, UK O2 Academy
June 17 London, UK The Roundhouse
June 18 London, UK The Roundhouse
June 20 Clisson, France Hellfest
June 21 Dessel, Belgium Graspop Festival
June 23 Hamburg, Germany Sporthalle Hamburg
June 26 Norrkoping, Sweden Bravalla Festival
June 27 Seinajoki, Finland Provinssi
June 28 Odense, Denmark Tinderbox

July 26 Austin, TX Austin Music Hall
July 27 Dallas, TX South Side Ballroom
July 28 Houston, TX Bayou Music Center
July 30 Atlanta, GA Masquerade Music Park ++
July 31 Raleigh, NC Red Hat Amphitheater ++

August 1 Philadelphia, PA Mann Center for the Performing Arts ++
August 2 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion ++
August 4 Boston, MA Blue Hills Bank Pavilion ++
August 5 New York, NY Madison Square Garden ++
August 7 Toronto, ON Ricoh Coliseum ++
August 8 Montreal, QC Heavy Montreal

September 6 Seattle, WA Bumbershoot
September 18 Bogota, Columbia Royal Center
September 24 Santana, Brazil Anhembi Arena
September 25 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Rock in Rio

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Leaving Haven Unleashes New Single

Miss Emma the new single from Leaving Haven
Miss Emma the new single from LEaving Haven

Miss Emma Is Here

Leaving Haven Releases Miss Emma on May 5th.

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RARAs Farm favorites, Leaving Haven are about to release a brand new single. Fresh on the heels of consecutive festival appearances at Earthday Birthday and SunFest, the Orlando quintet will be releasing “Miss Emma” to the masses today.

The song is a vibrant rocker highlighted by nicely layered guitars throughout and a soaring guitar solo during the bridge. The song also offers a nice canvas for Trevor Hastings’ versatile voice. It’s a great listen and a track that is well suited for active rock radio.

Download your copy of the song on the iTunes link above and support an excellent Orlando rock band poised to breakthrough.

Leaving Haven is Trevor Hastings (Vocals), Michael Strippoli (Guitar), Luke Melsenti (Guitar), Madison Macko (Bass) and Benjamin Melsenti (Drums).

You can listen to the song here:

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Welcome To Rockville Day 2 Tips

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Rockville Day 2 Tips

If you are headed out to Welcome To Rockville with your tickets in hand, here are a few quick tips to help you enjoy Day 2 of this explosive festival.

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First, if you don’t have tickets, don’t waste your time. The Festival is Sold Out today.

The weather was unexpectedly nasty yesterday for Day 1. It is supposed to be decent today, but it never hurts to bring a rain poncho. If it rains hard, the best place for shelter was under the highway overpass. They also opened VIP for everyone when that happened yesterday, which was a smart safety move, but also a nice way to keep everyone around bathrooms, food and drinks.

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Park in the Everbank Stadium lot. It’s $20, and by far the closest spot, as the new entrance is very close to the stadium.

There is food everywhere, and just about anything you want is being served somewhere. The lines over by the Jagermeister stage were shorter for both food and drinks. I’d highly recommend the Island Noodles by the Monster Stage – long lines, though, so get there early.

Plan to walk a lot, as the new set-up is spread over a much larger area.  It’s worth the walk though, as the sound is so much better.  Think about the shoes you want to wear – it was very muddy yesterday, and probably will be again today with any kind of rain.

Off to the side of the permanent restrooms are a few benches if you want to take a load off, there are also a few water fountains if you want to save a few bucks and refill your water bottles.

There are a slew of autograph signings throughout the venue.  Check out the various tents and make sure you do not miss your favorites.

Finally – a few recommended shows:

  • Butcher Babies – ReverbNation Stage at 2:35
  • Slash with Myles Kennedy – Jack Daniels Stage at 5:40
  • Godsmack – Jack Daniels Stage at 7:30
  • Young Guns – Jack Daniels Stage at 1:00

And, DO NOT MISS the Mystery Guest: Nothing More hits the Monster Energy MainStage at 1:40 and they are amazing live!

Rock On!

 

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Gang Of Youths Deliver Smashing Debut

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The Positions Album Review

I really don’t know a damn thing about this band, but can tell you that their new album, Possessions is going to be on my playlist for quite some time.

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Gang Of Youths is an Australian quartet who have just delivered The Positions, a tasteful, creative debut album that just might find its way onto a few year-end “Best Of” lists. A band that kicks off their first album with a meandering 7:25 journey is clearly confident in their product, and for Gang Of Youths, that’s for good reason.

I checked out the bio provided by their publicist. It simply and succinctly states “I was in a four year relationship with a girl who had a terminal illness and then I made a concept album about it with my friends.”

The first track, “Vital Signs” is a well-produced and aurally stunning masterpiece. As the song twists and turns, the listener is treated to many precisely placed nuances that add distinctive flavor to the tasty offering. And, there’s plenty more to come including excellent distinctive offerings such as “Poisoned Drum” and “Magnolia” two absolutely different sounding cuts, but both linked together as creative, intelligent and stylistic rock music.

It wouldn’t be fair to pigeonhole their music into any niche, but if anything, it’s artful garage rock. Oddly for an Aussie band, they remind me of a few of my favorite New Jersey based rockers, and The Gaslight Anthem and River City Extension – good company!

Frontman Dave Leaupepe spews out tender, bruised lyrics with a gritty voice eerily reminiscent of The Replacements’ Paul Westerberg. The musical accompaniment features everything that’s great about Indie Rock. The band wraps the lyrics in a beautifully crafted bed of infectious guitar hooks and swirling keyboards. Harkening back to the theme of bio, the angst associated with his four year relationship drips through songs like “Knuckled White Dry” and “The Overpass,” two of a handful of rich compelling tracks.

Check out the ten song, hour long album and see if you agree that we’ve stumbled across one of the early 2015 albums of the year.

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New Music from Florence And The Machine


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Ship To Wreck – Florence + The Machine

We get another peek into the new album from Florence And The Machine, as “Ship To Wreck” was released yesterday.

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The new song is definitely cut from a different cloth than the first single, “What Kind of Man,” but is another effervescent rocker spotlighting Florence’s captivating vocals that’s sure to become a hit.

The album which can be pre-ordered below is still a few months away. The video for Ship to Wreck will debut next week. In the interim, check out the audio of the song right here:

On the track Florence explains: “I was thinking about my own self destructive side, and how you can make something only to tear it down, enjoy/destroy, create/devastate etc. When you’re in that whirlwind, you often end up breaking the thing you love the most”.

Pre-order How Big How Blue How Beautiful HERE:

Tracklisting for How Big How Blue How Beautiful

Ship To Wreck
What Kind Of Man
How Big How Blue How Beautiful
Queen Of Peace
Various Storms & Saints
Delilah
Long & Lost
Caught
Third Eye
St Jude
Mother