Pop Evil has premiered a new song called "Eye of the Storm."

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"It doesn't matter who you are or where you come from, at some point we all face a situation beyond our control. The wind howls at your door as darkness fills the sky and everything you know is being tested. You don't know if you can survive it. At times, it feels hopeless, but it's not. There is a path through the chaos and a way out of the confusion. You are stronger and closer than you think you are. The storm will pass. Don't let it bury you."
– POP EVIL

Check out "Eye of the Storm" now via digital outlets, and watch their Official video here. "Eye Of The Storm" is the 1st single off of a brand new album that will come out later this year and follows Pop Evil's 2021 album Versatile, that features "Breathe Again," "Work" and "Survivor." 

Pop Evil's "Vortex Tour" is ready to rock this summer! They'll be adding dates and will also be supporting Shinedown for a few shows during the warmer months. Tour Dates so far run June 23 in Milwaukee, Wis. w/ shows in Grand Rapids and Bay City, Xichigan, July 15 – Indianapolis, Ind. @ The Vogues and July 16 – Stroudsburg, Pa. @ Sherman Theater, through Canada, California, Boise, Seattle, Spokane, Colorado Springs, Sturgis, S.D. @ Buffalo Chip, Omaha, and Wichita Kansas.

Anthrax and Black Label Society Join Forces for 40TH Anniversary Summer Tour + special guest Hatebreed.

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ANTHRAX AND BLACK LABEL SOCIETY TO HIT THE ROAD THIS SUMMER ON CO-HEADLINE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR and Hatebreed Will Join The Lineup As Special Guest 

This summer, Anthrax and Black Label Society will bring some of the finest thrash and heavy metal to 24 North American cities. Both bands will play headline sets. Hatebreed, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Perseverance album, will Special Guest. Black Label Society and Anthrax have shared festival stages and one-off shows numerous times, but this marks the very first time these two bands will tour together. Ticket pre-sale details are below.* The public ticket on-sale starts this Friday at 10:00 AM local time. Log onto https://www.anthrax.com/tour or http://blacklabelsociety.com for all ticket purchasing information.

"Zakk has been a friend and an inspiration to me as a guitar player, songwriter, and beard grower since we met in 1988. We've had the privilege to share festival stages with Zakk and BLS around the world, and it's always been a head-banging mutual admiration society between the two bands. Now we get to share the stage every night on what is easily going to be the heaviest tour of 2022 - the ultimate pounding one-two combination of bands. Oh, and did I mention we've got fucking Hatebreed with us as our special guests? Holy crap, it's going to be the night of 1000 crushing riffs. I can't wait to see you all on the road." -Anthrax's Scott Ian

The multi Gold and Platinum, six-time GRAMMY-nominated Anthrax spent a good portion of 2021 celebrating the band's landmark 40th birthday. The card-carrying Big Four members' anniversary was the subject of an 11-week series of video testimonials from artists like Chuck D., Dave Grohl, Dave Mustaine, Kerry King, Norman Reedus, Rob Zombie, Robert Trujillo, Slash, and others. Anthrax teamed up with Z-2 Comics for the "Among The Living" graphic novel that was inspired by their landmark 1987 album and released their high-end bourbon whiskey, "Anthrax XL." But, due to COVID, the one thing Anthrax couldn't do, was tour, tour, tour, so the band fully intends to extend the celebration with this North American trek. Fans can expect Anthrax - Joey Belladonna/vocals, Scott Ian/rhythm guitar, Frank Bello/bass, Charlie Benante/drums, and Jon Donais/guitar - to draw from all four decades – fan favorites and deep cuts – for their nightly setlist.

"ANTHRAX is one of The BESTEST LEGENDARY METAL/THRASH BANDS of ALL TIME - I have been buds with SCOTTY, CHARLIE, FRANKIE & JOEY for over 3O years & they are some of the BESTEST people you will meet. JON is The BESTEST new addition ANTHRAX could ask for - HATEBREED are The BESTEST HARDCORE/EXTREME METAL band & BESTEST friends w/ANTHRAX & BLACK LABEL SOCIETY. The ANTHRAX + BLACK LABEL SOCIETY & HATEBREED TOUR is going to be one of the BESTEST TOURS EVER!!" -Black Label Society's Zakk Wylde

Everything about Black Label Society begins with the riff from their debut studio album, Sonic Brew (1999), to their critically-acclaimed eleventh studio album, Doom Crew Inc. (2021). A dedicated disciple of Zeppelin, Sabbath, and Deep Purple, frontman Zakk Wylde looks to the massive guitar hooks in classics as guiding lights. Their latest album,Doom Crew Inc., finds larger-than-life guitarist Zakk trading solos and twin-guitar parts with guitarist Dario Lorina, backed by the rumble of longtime bassist John "J.D." DeServio and powerhouse drummer Jeff Fabb. The GRAMMY-winning frontman has been featured on the cover of Guitar World more than a dozen times in recognition of his work on multi-platinum albums with the iconic Ozzy Osbourne and two decades with Black Label Society, and their chart- topping albums and singles. The stomping, heavy bluesy, recklessly unhinged hard-rock-metal quartet are part invading horde and part traveling carnival, summoning caffeine-fueled cacophony on records and the stage.

Hatebreed remain one of the most relevant and impactful acts in the hard rock and metal scenes. The Connecticut band is celebrating over 25 years of ruthless breakdowns, pit-stirring anthems, and poignant lyrics across eight albums and consistently sold-out shows. The band, which has gone from playing basements and backyards to being a featured worldwide attraction on countless festivals and high-profile tours from OzzFest to Warped Tour to Download, recently released Weight of the False Self, via Nuclear Blast. Weight of the False Self and Hatebreed were described by Forbes as "more relevant than ever in the metal and hardcore communities." It was also praised as a "return to their hardcore roots" by Brooklyn Vegan. The album was deemed "one of their most aggressive to date" by Consequence and "pummeling" by Revolver, while Psychology Today called it "a blazing combination of extreme metal and hardcore punk." Hatebreed, nearing a quarter of a billion catalog streams, continue to be one of the most vital bands in the hard rock scene.

"Listen up! It's gonna be a hot summer! Anthrax, BLS & Hatebreed will be on your case, in your face & ready to kick you and your father back in place! See you in the pit." - Jamey Jasta

Dates for the tour are as follows:

07/27 Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
07/28 Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
07/29 Los Angeles, CA – The Palladium
07/30 Sacramento, CA – Heart Health Park
08/01 Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
08/02 Kansas City, MO – Midland Theater
08/04 Gary, IN – Hard Rock Live North Indiana
08/06 Oshkosh, WI – Oshkosh Arena
08/06 Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore
08/08 Dallas, TX – Southside Ballroom (no Hatebreed)
08/09 Austin, TX – Stubbs Waller Creek Amphitheater
08/11 Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle
08/12 Orlando, FL – House Of Blues
08/13 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
08/15 Cincinnati, OH – The Andrew J Brady Music Center
08/16 Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
08/19 Rochester, NY – Main Street Armory
08/20 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore (no Hatebreed)
08/22 Pittsburgh, PA – StageAE Outside
08/23 Toronto, ON – History
08/24 Trois-Rivieres, QC – Amphitheatre Cogeco
08/26 Brooklyn, NY – Coney Island Amphitheater
08/28 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore (no Hatebreed)

Ticket pre-sale options:

Citi Presale: Monday, April 18, 2022, 12:00 PM Eastern Time
Live Nation Presale: Tuesday, April 19, 2022, 10:00 AM Local Time
Spotify Presale: Tuesday, April 19, 2022, 2:00 PM EST
Ticketmaster Presale: Wednesday, April 20, 10:00 AM Eastern Time
Blabbermouth Presale: Wednesday, April 20, 10:00 AM Eastern Time
Knotfest Presale: Wednesday, April 20, 10:00 AM Eastern Time
Nederlander Presale: Thursday, April 21, 2022, 10:00 AM Pacific Time
Venue Presales: Thursday, April 21, 2022, 10:00 AM Local Time
All Presale end: Thursday, April 21, 2022, 10:00 PM Local Time

Architects’ Sam Carter Releases New Children’s Book inspired by his own rescue dog experience. LOVE THIS!!

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'Sophia Fox Dog Gets Adopted' is the new a new Children's book co-authored by Architects vocalist, Sam Carter, and his fiancé Abby Kirk. The book will be released at 9am on April 15th via SophiaFoxDog.com The tale is featured by the couple's experience with their own rescue dog.

"I'm so extremely excited to announce that myself and my fiancé have written a children's book starring none other than "Sophia Fox Dog" this is something I've always wanted to do and I'm so stoked that we're doing it!

"Sophia Fox Dog Gets Adopted" was written by Sam Carter and Abby Kirk when Abby was working in a school with many children who had been in foster care or through the adoption process. They realized that their stories were largely not represented in children's books and wanted to write a book for the class to show that their stories were important too.

The story also aims to teach children to think about what rescue dogs may have gone through in the past before finding their adoptive families. This is a cause close to our hearts and large portion of the proceeds will go to https://www.wunderdogrescue.com/ and https://twitter.com/RRAdogs to help more dogs like Sophia find their forever families.

You can also get your hands on a Sophia Plushie and a signed card from Myself & Abby and a Pawprint from the star herself Sophia🐾

This has been in the works for a long time and I'm so happy to finally be able to share it with you! Thank you Abby believing in us and this book and thank you Victoria for doing such an incredible job on the illustration ❤️"

Sophia Fox Dog Gets Adopted is out
Friday 9am GMT from https://sophiafoxdog.com/password ❤️🦊

CHECK OUT NEW SHINEDOWN "PLANET ZERO"

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IMPORTANT MESSAGE ALERT "We've made the difficult decision to move the album release from April 22nd to July 1st due to delays in vinyl production. We want to ensure our fans have FULL access to Planet Zero via every possible medium on the day it comes out!!!" - Much love and WE PROMISE it will be worth the wait! Brent, Zach, Barry, Eric

'SHINEDOWN NATION... We invite you to experience our most ambitious album to date... Welcome to PLANET ZERO. Listen to the title track out now and pre-save / pre-order our 7th album PLANET ZERO out April 22nd" - Shinedown / Brent, Eric, Zach, Barry

Multi-platinum rock band Shinedown have released their lead single "Planet Zero," the title track from their newly announced seventh studio album out April 22 on Atlantic Records. Planet Zero serves up an incisive look at the issues at hand: cancel culture run rampant, the corrosive effects of social media on mental health and society, and the increasingly toxic division among those of differing ideologies.

Featuring Shinedown's explosive yet artfully crafted sound and urgent lyrics, single "Planet Zero" rings the alarm on a dystopian warning of the dangerous consequences to come when it all goes too far, and we begin to lose our respect for those with differing opinions and our compassion for one another.
 
"If we shut each other down and allow ourselves to be divided by the information we consume and the way we talk to each other, we lose our humanity. When you look outside of your phone, you'll see there are so many people doing good things and trying to take care of each other. But we're starting to see parts of society slip into an unknown. Planet Zero was written for all of us. The fact is that we're all here on this planet no matter what, so it's time to actually move forward together with empathy, perseverance and strength. With that said….welcome to PLANET ZERO." - Brent Smith

https://shinedown.lnk.to/planetzeroEM?eml=2022January26/5594882/6010043&etsubid=132751827

The Planet Zero track list:
1. 2184
2. No Sleep Tonight
3. Planet Zero
4. Welcome
5. Dysfunctional You
6. Dead Don't Die
7. Standardized Experiences
8. America Burning
9. Do Not Panic
10. A Symptom Of Being Human
11. Hope
12. A More Utopian Future
13. Clueless And Dramatic
14. Sure Is Fun
15. Daylight
16. This Is A Warning
17. The Saints Of Violence And Innuendo
18. Army Of The Underappreciated
19. Delete
20. What You Wanted

Shinedown: The Revolution's Live Tour comes to The Schottenstein Center Saturday April 23rd w/ The Pretty Reckless & Diamante

*Shinedown image props Jimmy Fontaine

No stopping this Shinedown train...or the Brent Smith Bobblehead!

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IMPORTANT MESSAGE ALERT "We've made the difficult decision to move the album release from April 22nd to July 1st due to delays in vinyl production. We want to ensure our fans have FULL access to Planet Zero via every possible medium on the day it comes out!!!" - Much love and WE PROMISE it will be worth the wait! Brent, Zach, Barry, Eric

It seems that many bands that are releasing new albums this year, have the makings of their next one nearly wrapped up. Guessing that when you're creative and have a lot of pandemic downtime, you write. A LOT!  That's the case with Shinedown! Even though we just got the scoop on their new album "Planet Zero", they already have their next offering coming down the line. 

According to singer Brent Smith in a recent interview...
"There's a whole other record written. That's another thing that we're trying to figure out right now, too. We didn't just go in, write these potential songs, and then that was it. We had a whole other section of things. These songs are the most important for right now,"

Planet Zero will be released April 22 and we can see them live here in Columbus the very next night! SATURDAY APR 23 AT THE SCHOTTENSTEIN CENTER: SHINEDOWN, WITH THE PRETTY RECKLESS AND DIAMANTE 

Get yer tickets here: https://www.ticketnetwork.com/tickets/4965899/shinedown-tickets-sat-apr-23-2022-value-city-arena-at-the-schottenstein-center

Lineup yer' Shinedown here: https://www.shinedown.com/?eml=2022February11/5610840/6010043&etsubid=132751827

Brent Smith Bobblehead Below 🤘🔥😜

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