Freaks on Parade Tour w/ Rob Zombie (Blasko's back on Bass) Alice Cooper, Ministry & Filter lands in Ohio

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This is a continuation of their previous touring collab hitting 21 U.S. cities in less than 1 months time!
Catch this stacked Freakshow Wednesday August 28 @ Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls (near Cleveland)

General public on-sale that starts this Friday (Feb. 2) at 10AM via Live Nation. 

UPDATE 1.30.24:
After 18 years of rocking out with Rob Zombie, bassist Piggy D has announced that he's left the horror rocker's band. On his Instagram account, Piggy D (legal name Matt Montgomery) shared the following message:

"Dear Friends, My time with Zombie has come to an end. It was an honor to entertain you for the last 18 years. I look forward to the future and wish everyone the best. Peace & Love, Matt Montgomery."

Montgomery joined Zombie's band in 2006. Montgomery has not shared what's next for him in his journey; Zombie has yet to comment on his departure as well.

Blasko Returns to the Bass! Not wasting any time, In an Instagram post, Rob Zombie posted "After 18 years I am thrilled to announce that BLASKO has returned! The original 4 string Zombie monster is back. Get ready for a crazy summer of mayhem."

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BEARTOOTH: New Video + Tour Details & How to Win Tix to their Only Ohio Date

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Beartooth's 5th studio album "The Surface" is officially out and they shared the music video for the track, "I Was Alive". Caleb Shomo says the song is, "about the fact that none of this lasts forever and we get one ride on this crazy journey we're on, so we've got to give it everything we've got." Caleb has also said he thinks it's the best song he's ever written. Check out the 'Celeb in a casket' video below.

Beartooth has announced a 2024 tour in support of their new album which kicks off January 12 in Cincinnati at Andrew J. Brady Music Center and concludes March 14 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. When they head back on the road this Winter & Spring they're bringing THE PLOT IN YOU, Invent Animate, and Sleep Theory along for the ride! Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10am local time.

"I cannot wait to get back on tour and play a bunch of new songs for a bunch of amazing fans," says frontman Caleb Shomo. "We're gonna play loud, hot, and fast, and serve up all the new stuff like you've never seen before." - Caleb Shomo

For the full list of dates and all ticket info, visit BeartoothBand.com.

Next week (Mon 10/23 - Fri 10/27) I'm giving away pairs of tix for the January 12 Cincy show! Listen in the 5 O'Clock Hour during the #BigAssChunkOfNonstopBlitzRock for your chance to win! 🎫🔥 

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FROM ASHES TO NEW Announce “THE BLACKOUT TOUR PT. 1”

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FROM ASHES TO NEW have announced a headlining tour in late fall/early winter with support from rockers The Word Alive, Catch Your Breath and heart-hop artist Ekoh.

Tickets will be available for the general public on Friday, September 15 at 10:00 a.m. local time via the band's website (https://www.fromashestonew.com/). A fan pre-sale is live as of today, September 12, to those subscribed to FROM ASHES TO NEW's various socials and lists.

Vocalist Matt Brandyberry says: "Our new album 'Blackout' dropped recently and we knew we couldn't finish 2023 without the 'Blackout Tour.' We are beyond excited to be headed out on our first headlining tour since 2022 and can't wait to run it back with our friends in The Word Alive! We added Catch Your Breath and Ekoh because they have both been killing it and we know the FATN family will absolutely love them. This will be our biggest production and highest quality stage show yet, so get those tickets and get ready to tear it up this Nov/Dec."

Hear new FROM ASHES TO NEW "Nightmare," on 99.7 The Blitz! 12/3 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall (99.7 BLITZ PRESENTS!)

"THE BLACKOUT TOUR Pt 1" Tour Dates below...

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Metallica gobsmacked us w/ the Release of New Song "Lux AEterna", Album and Tour Details

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Metallica's 12th Full-Length Album '72 Seasons' Drops Friday, April 14th, 2023 â€“ their first studio album since the Platinum-selling Hardwired…to Self-Destruct! "Lux Æterna" is the lead single (masterful video below)

Metallica has confirmed the title and release date of its forthcoming 12th studio album: 72 Seasons will be available April 14, 2023 via the band's own Blackened Recordings. Produced by Greg Fidelman with Hetfield & Ulrich, and clocking in at over 77 minutes, the 12-track 72 Seasons is Metallica's first full length collection of new material since 2016's Hardwired…To Self-Destruct. The album will be released in formats including 2LP 140g black vinyl and limited edition variants, CD and digital—for a full listing of configurations, pre-orders and further information, go to metallica.com/72-seasons-info.

72 Seasons is heralded by first single "Lux Æterna," a short, sharp blast that distills 40 years of Metallica into three and a half minutes. "Lux Æterna" is available now to stream and download, and as an instant grat track with all pre-orders of 72 Seasons. To watch the "Lux Æterna" video, directed by Tim Saccenti, go here.

Speaking on the concept of the album title, James Hetfield said: "72 seasons. The first 18 years of our lives that form our true or false selves. The concept that we were told 'who we are' by our parents. A possible pigeonholing around what kind of personality we are. I think the most interesting part of this is the continued study of those core beliefs and how it affects our perception of the world today. Much of our adult experience is reenactment or reaction to these childhood experiences. Prisoners of childhood or breaking free of those bondages we carry."

Today also marks the announcement of every Metallica show booked through 2023 and 2024: Presented worldwide by Liquid Death and Blackened American Whiskey (in North America only) and promoted by Live Nation, Metallica's M72 world tour will see the band playing two nights in every city it visits—with each No Repeat Weekend featuring two completely different setlists and support lineups. The M72 tour will feature a bold new in-the-round stage design that relocates the famed Metallica Snake Pit to center stage, as well as the I Disappear full-tour pass and the debut of discounted tickets for fans under 16 years of age. Two-day tickets will be on sale Friday, December 2nd at ticketmaster.com and will include the option of pre-ordering 72 Seasons vinyl and/or CD. Single day tickets will be available beginning January 20th. For further information including fan club presales, enhanced experiences and more, go to metallica.com/m72-info.

A portion of proceeds from every ticket sold will go to the band's All Within My Hands foundation. Founded in 2017, AWMH's efforts to assist and enrich the lives of members of the communities who have supported the band have raised nearly $13 million – providing $5.9 million in grants to career and technical education programs in the US, over $2.5 million to combat food insecurity, and more than $3.2 million to disaster relief efforts worldwide.

Read The New Yorker article here: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2022/12/05/the-enduring-metal-genius-of-metallica

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2023 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES:

Aug 4 & 6 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium Aug 11 & 13 – Montreal, QC – Stade Olympique Aug 18 & 20 – Arlington, TX – AT&T Stadium Aug 25 & 27 – Inglewood, CA – SoFi Stadium Sept 1 & 3 – Glendale, AZ – State Farm Stadium Nov 3 & 5 – St. Louis, MO – The Dome at America's Center Nov 10 & 12 – Detroit, MI – Ford Field

2024 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES

Aug 2 & 4 – Foxborough, MA – Gillette Stadium Aug 9 & 11 – Chicago, IL – Soldier Field Aug 16 & 18 – Minneapolis, MN – US Bank Stadium Aug 23 & 25 – Edmonton, AB – Commonwealth Stadium Aug 30 & Sept 1 – Seattle, WA – Lumen Field Sept 20, 22, 27, 29 – Mexico City, MX – Foro Sol

Show 1 support: Pantera & Mammoth WVH

Show 2 support: Five Finger Death Punch & Ice Nine Kills

Mexico City: Greta Van Fleet replaces Pantera on Show 1 of both weekends

Here's the 72 Seasons track list:

"72 Seasons"
"Shadows Follow"
"Screaming Suicide"
"Sleepwalk My Life Away"
"You Must Burn!"
"Lux Æterna"
"Crown of Barbed Wire"
"Chasing Light"
"If Darkness Had a Son"
"Too Far Gone?"
"Room of Mirrors"
"Inamorata"

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"Lux Æterna" Lyrics

Anticipation

In domination

A sea of hearts beat as one, unified

Magnification

All generations

Approaching thunder awaiting the light

Full speed or nothing

Full speed or nothing

Lux Æterna

Lux Æterna

Exhilaration

Frenzied sensation

Kindred alliance connected inside

Commiseration

Sonic salvation

Cast out the demons that strangle your life

Full speed or nothing

Full speed or nothing

Lux Æterna

Lux Æterna

Lux Æterna

Emancipation

Kill isolation

Never alone for the feelings alike

Amplification

Lightning the nation

Never alive more

Than right here tonight

Full speed or nothing

Full speed or nothing

Lux Æterna

Lux Æterna

Light it

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