Bush performed on a Tuesday night in Oklahoma City at the Diamond Ballroom to a sold out crowd. It was awesome to see that the local crowd will go out in full force to support touring bands in the middle of the week. They performed an energy packed, 20 song set. The fans were sure to hear their favorite. The crowd loved every minute of it. The energy level in that building was definitely turned up to max. I can’t wait til the next time I get to catch a Bush show. I know that OKC can’t wait til the next time they come to town. If you haven’t caught a Bush show, you don’t know what you’re missing. If they are playing a show close to where you live, do yourself a favor and get there!! You will not be disappointed.
I arrived to the Chesapeake Energy Arena around 2:00 in the afternoon, and the crowd of people outside was already wrapping over half way around the building. The doors didn’t even open until 5:00. There were youth groups playing card games, as well as families with children coloring in coloring books to pass the time.
Once the doors opened and people started filling the arena, it wasn’t long til the building was at capacity. The electricity and sheer power of the musical performances and artists that took the stage was breathtaking. The speakers were so moving and powerful. I was inspired and in awe of the people who filled the building. This is the type of celebration that attracts people from all walks of life. It reaffirms your faith in humanity and this world when you see the true and honest faith that filled that building. I for one am honored to have been able to be present for this event. I am grateful that I was able to witness this spectacular.
After the intro of “Jump Around” by House of Pain, All That Remains took
the stage for the first show on their headlining tour to promote the
Upcoming 7th album The Order of Things, which releases February 24th.
Of course, as soon as they took the stage the crowd went nuts. They
started off the night with “No Knock”, a single from the new album,
which was awesome. They played a perfect mix of the crowd favorites as
well as adding a few of the new songs as well. The best part of the
evening for me was when Phil told the crowd to get out their cell phones
and record the song “Pernicious”. He said this was the first time fans
had heard it, and it was absolutely AWESOME!!! He told the fans to put
that shit on You Tube, and they did just that. I highly suggest looking
it up and giving it a listen, you will not be disappointed. And don’t
forget to get the album on February 24th, if you haven’t pre-ordered it
already. It will be worth it. Make plans to go to their live show if
they are coming to your town.
All That Remains Website
All That Remains Facebook
Members: Pauly C – Vocals
Michael Toomey – Guitar
Luis Brito – Keyboards/Programming
Micah James Korson – Drums
We all Know Lead singer/Frontman Pauly C. From the Boston, Mass. Band Pretty Little Suicide. Pauly has been on a bit of a musical break since the birth of his first child a few years back. Now, he is back Kicking and swinging with his new band Red Kingdom. Check out their latest release’s Monster, as well as Sex on 2 Legs.
Red Kingdom is taking the local Boston scene by storm with their Dirty, Raunchy Guitar licks, and Pauly’s undeniable Blues/Rock/Metal infused vocals. Mix in Keyboards for a sonic revelation that we haven’t heard enough of these days. I for one can’t wait to see these guys tear it up live on stage.
So, open your eyes, open your ears, and get ready…. To enter the kingdom! Red Kingdom
You would have never been able to tell it was a Tuesday night when the Butcher Babies, Hatebreed, and Black Label Society came to town. Upon pulling into the parking lot, the line to get in the Diamond Ballroom In Oklahoma City was almost all the way to the road. The venue was so packed with people you would have thought it was a weekend for sure.
The Butcher Babies are absolutely beautiful women; however, their show is anything but “glamorous”. They bring their own brand of in your face metal that will knock you off your feet. Don’t think for half a second that since they are “girls” that you won’t get all the metal you can handle. These ladies will deliver more metal than you can handle. They are kicking ass and taking names. I was blown away the first time I saw the Butcher Babies, and they have only gotten better. I can’t say enough great things about this band. You just have to check them out for yourself. If these ladies are in concert anywhere near you, do yourself a favor and catch their show. You will not be disappointed!!
We wait with anticipation all year long for what we call “Concert Season”, With us it all begins with Rocklahoma. This 3 day outdoor festival held in Pryor, Oklahoma is going on its 9th year and has been gaining momentum every year with record breaking crowds topping the previous year.
The festival is a Rock n Roll Buffet, From Current National bands all the way to the local unsigned bands that are on their way up. It is non-stop action on 3 stages on the official festival grounds as well as Camp Jager and the Axis stage in the campgrounds which are always popular stops for the diehards between acts or after most have faded off to bed in their tents or R.V.
For those of you that have never been able to make it to Rocklahoma and are worried about fitting in with the locals, Don’t worry, in all the years I have been to Rocklahoma I have yet to see one single fight, not saying there hasn’t been any trouble, but I have done it all and I have never seen it. It’s more of a family vibe everywhere you go, everyone is your friend because we are all here for the same reason, great Rock n Roll and hanging out with like minded people. Needless to say I have met some of the greatest people at Rocklahoma and our Rock n Roll family grows bigger, and bigger every year.
This years Headliners are, The always Requested Linkin Park, as well as Tesla, Godsmack, and Slayer. The headliners alone show the true diversity of this Spectacular festival.
There are many choices as far as amenities and packages when it comes to your ticket purchases.
G.A., VIP, Groupie, Roadie, and the Rockstar Packages are all available, Check out what each has to offer here http://rocklahoma.com/tickets.html. I recommend nothing less than VIP. VIP gives you Free beverages, including beer, and 2 Buffet style meals a day. You can’t beat that deal!
Don’t Forget that the campgrounds are the after party, party every night. Especially Camp Jager in conjunction with Retrospect Records they do a great job of securing great bands for their stage every night after the main stage closes down. Definately a place you will need to visit at least once.
DATE: JANUARY 20, 2015
FROM: KRISTINE ASHTON-MAGNUSON
TO FEATURE PERFORMANCES FROM
LINKIN PARK, TESLA, GODSMACK, SLAYER,
VOLBEAT, BREAKING BENJAMIN, PAPA ROACH, HALESTORM,
QUEENSRŸCHE AND MANY MORE FOR
AMERICA’S BIGGEST MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND PARTY
MAY 22-24 IN PRYOR, OKLAHOMA
After a record-breaking 2014 with over 60,000 fans in attendance, Rocklahoma—presented by Bud Light—returns to “Catch the Fever” Festival Grounds in Pryor, OK for its ninth year May 22, 23 and 24 with a lineup featuring top current rock artists and classic bands. America’s Biggest Memorial Day Weekend Party will feature not-to-be-missed performances from bands including Linkin Park, Tesla, Godsmack, Slayer, Volbeat, Breaking Benjamin, Papa Roach, Halestorm,Queensrÿche, Live, Anthrax, Ministry, and many more.
The three-day camping festival features music on three stages each day. In addition, the campground stage hosts performances during the Thursday night campground party and in the afternoon and late night hours on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
The current band lineup for Rocklahoma 2015 is as follows: Linkin Park, Tesla, Godsmack, Slayer, Volbeat, Breaking Benjamin, Papa Roach, Halestorm, Queensrÿche, Live, Anthrax, Ministry, The Pretty Reckless, Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts, Of Mice & Men, In This Moment, Apocalyptica, The Winery Dogs (featuring Billy Sheehan, Mike Portnoy & Richie Kotzen), Motionless In White, In Flames, Aranda, Nonpoint, We Are Harlot, Young Guns, You Me At Six, Periphery, Jake E. Lee’s Red Dragon Cartel, Starset, Shaman’s Harvest, Upon A Burning Body, Sabaton, Like A Storm, Crobot, Islander, Sons of Texas, Wayland, Gypsy Pistoleros, Nasty Habit, Lynam, Bai Bang, Black Tora, ASKA, Kingdragon, BabyJane, Chaotic Resemblance, Firstryke, Dead Metal Society, Ratchet Dolls, Diamond Lane, Mystery, Ragdoll, Mycah, Delta Rose, Loveblast, Ruff Justice, Warlock Texas, Mach22, Dellacoma, Station, Tempt, Project Terror, London’s Dungeon, Ivy Stone, Lamp Shade Betty, We The Ghost, Well Hung Heart, NICNOS, Even the Dogs, SONS, A Course Of Action, DREK, and Lovebettie, and will be hosted by Eddie Trunk.
“We literally spend months and months piecing together the exact right mix of artists for Rocklahoma each year,” commented Joe Litvag, co-executive producer of the festival for AEG Live. “Linkin Park and Slayer happen to be two of the most requested artists by the fans of Rocklahoma, so to get them both at the same time is a major coup. But surrounding them with the exact right element of bands that span the spectrum of classic to current and metal to lighter rock, that’s the key. This year’s lineup has that perfect balance with a little something for everyone”.
A Rocklahoma ticket pre-sale is underway now until Monday, January 26 at Noon CST at www.rocklahoma.com. Special pre-sale prices are available for Weekend General Admission tickets, Weekend Reserved tickets and Weekend VIP tickets. A Weekend General Admission Ticket 4-Pack is also available for purchase during the pre-sale and general on-sale. To get a code for access to the special Rocklahoma Internet pre-sale, “like” Rocklahoma on Facebook or visit www.rocklahoma.comand sign up to receive the Rocklahoma newsletter. Concertgoers will save by buying early, as general admission prices will increase at the public on-sale.
A limited number of discounted tickets are also now available for active military through GovX.
The campgrounds are a unique part of the Rocklahoma experience, with an endless party running around the clock for four days. Camping tickets may be purchased by calling the Rocklahoma Camping Office at (866) 310-2288 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Campgrounds open on Monday, May 18 and will remain open until Noon on Monday, May 25.
In a review of last year’s festival, Jerry Wofford of Tulsa World noted, “While the three days of hard rock and heavy metal bring tens of thousands of people to this field in Pryor, it’s the rock community that keeps so many of them coming back year after year…the first thing people say when asked why they keep coming back: It’s the atmosphere. It’s the people, the hard rock and heavy metal community [May 25, 2014].”
Rocklahoma is part of the World’s Loudest Month festival series which features the biggest names in rock music performing in eight distinct concert atmospheres across the country in April and May.
Rocklahoma is located just 45 minutes northeast of Tulsa, in Pryor, OK. The “Catch the Fever” Festival Grounds is a premier destination for a multi-day festival and includes onsite camping with access to restrooms and shower house, a general store for campers, VIP reserved seating, hospitality areas and much more.
Rocklahoma is proud to be supported by Bud Light, Hard Rock Casino Tulsa, Jack Daniel’s, Zippo Encore, ROUTE 66 RV, and Jägermeister.
ROCKLAHOMA — Life, Liberty & The Pursuit Of Rock!
About AEG Live
AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance. AEG Live is comprised of touring, festival, broadcast, merchandise and special event divisions, fifteen regional offices, and owns, operates or exclusively books thirty-five state-of-the-art venues. The current and recent concert tour roster includes artists such as Alicia Keys, American Idols, Bon Jovi, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry, Enrique Iglesias, Jennifer Lopez, Justin Bieber, Kenny Chesney, Leonard Cohen, Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift, The WHO, Trey Songz and Juanes. The company is also currently producing residency shows at The Coloseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas including Celine Dion, Rod Stewart and Shania Twain and is the exclusive promoter at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. AEG Live is also the largest producer of music festivals in North America from the critically acclaimed Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival to Stagecoach Country Music Festival and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.
Guess Who Was approve to cover the 5FDP, Volbeat Show in Oklahoma City?
The BleachBANGS Syndicate that’s who! So excited
TOUR DATES 2
|07 Oct 2014||US, Ft. Wayne, IN||Allen County War Memorial||c Tickets|
|08 Oct 2014||US, Detroit, MI||Compuware Arena||c Tickets|
|10 Oct 2014||US, Huntington, WV||Big Sandy Superstore Arena||c Tickets|
|11 Oct 2014||US, Duluth, GA||Gwinnett Arena||c Tickets|
|12 Oct 2014||US, Knoxville, TN||Knoxville Civic Coliseum||c Tickets|
|14 Oct 2014||US, Orlando, FL||CFE Arena||c Tickets|
|16 Oct 2014||US, Biloxi, MS||MS Coast Coliseum||c Tickets|
|17 Oct 2014||US, Little Rock, AR||Verizon Arena||c Tickets|
|18 Oct 2014||US, Oklahoma City, OK||Chesapeake Center||c Tickets|
|20 Oct 2014||US, Wichita, KS||Intrust Bank Arena||c Tickets|
|21 Oct 2014||US, Lubbock, TX||TX Lonestar Amphitheatre||c Tickets|
|22 Oct 2014||US, Rio Rancho, NM||Santa Ana Star Center||c Tickets|
|24 Oct 2014||US, Las Vegas, NV||The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel||c Tickets|
|25 Oct 2014||US, Phoenix, AZ||98KUPD Big Red Night of the Dead||c Tickets|
|26 Oct 2014||US, San Bernardino, CA||Knotfest||c Tickets|
|14 Nov 2014||GB, Nottingham||Rock City||c Sold Out!|
|15 Nov 2014||GB, Glasgow||Barrowlands||c Sold Out!|
|16 Nov 2014||GB, Manchester||Academy||c Sold Out!|
|17 Nov 2014||GB, London||Roundhouse||c Sold Out!|
|19 Nov 2014||GB, Portsmouth||Pyramids Centre||c Tickets|
|20 Nov 2014||GB, Norwich||UEA|
Heidi Shepherd- VOX
Carla Harvey- VOX
Henry Flury- GUITAR
Jason Klein- BASS
Chrissy Warner- DRUMS
Well, that got your Fucking attention!
Well, maybe not “Topless” but definately un-toppable in terms of one hellova Kick ass rock n roll show. Butcher Babies have joined up with our down home Oklahoma Natives Anti-Mortem Both Bands promoting new albums that are sure to leave any metal audiophile with a perpetual smile on their face!
Butcher Babies EP called “Uncovered” will be released September 30th with pre-orders happening now, and includes covers from ZZTop, the Osmonds, and one of my favorites from Napoleon XIV They’re Coming to take me away.
Anti-Mortem has been hot on the road supporting “New Southern” which includes the tracks “100% pure American Rage”, as well as crowd favorite “Stagnant Water”.
Anti-Mortem just finished a short stint in California, where they played on main stage at the Aftershock Festival in Sacramento. Immediately following Aftershock they hooked up with the Butcher Babies and the one and only Black Label Society.
So check out the tour schedule, and if they come within a 100 mile radius I suggest your ass being there and take part of one untoppable night of Rock n Roll!
Check out the Butcher Babies pictures from Rocklahoma 2014 Here:
Meet Like a Storm
Known as one of the hardest working bands out there, Like A Storm fought hard to be heard. The New Zealand brothers came to the United States knowing no one, and built a diehard and devoted fan-base by tirelessly touring to promote their debut album, The End of The Beginning with top acts such as Alter Bridge, Shinedown & Creed. In the midst of that whirlwind, the road served as the foundation for their forthcoming sophomore set, and first album for Another Century Records, Awaken The Fire.
While supporting Creed on a summer 2012 run, the band— Chris Brooks [lead vocals, guitar, didgeridoo, keys/programming], Matt Brooks [vocals, lead guitar, keys/programming], and Kent Brooks [bass, vocals, keys/programming]—would immediately retreat to either their dressing room or hotel after each show and begin recording new music until daybreak. This intense work ethic fostered a fertile creative spell for the boys.
“We were growing as a band and getting inspired by life on the road,” Chris explains. “We never stopped writing as we were touring. Our fans were hungry for new music, and we were hungry to put something out. We didn’t want to sit around and wait to see which label came knocking at our door. So, we decided to make the album ourselves, produce it, tour it, and preserve this awesome connection we’re lucky to have with our fans. We made a mobile studio rig and brought it everywhere.”
Cut on the road, their new hit single “Love The Way You Hate Me” began to make waves on its own. Midwest radio station “The Banana” in Flint, MI started spinning it, and it eventually spent four consecutive weeks at #1, owning the station’s “cage match”. Organically, other stations picked up the track, such as KIBZ in Lincoln, adding it to regular rotation. Soon, Sirius XM’s rock station, Octane caught wind of it as well, and it seized #1 on their nationwide Big ‘Uns countdown for five weeks. The single eventually went Top 30 on the US active rock charts, a major achievement for a completely independent band, and making them the first New Zealand group to ever do so.
It’s no surprise though. “Love The Way You Hate Me” slides from a gnashing guitar and entrancing electronic flourishes into a genuinely unshakable refrain. As the musical madness subsides, it breaks into a warped and wild didgeridoo breakdown, heralding the band’s proper arrival.
“The lyrics are important,” Chris goes on. “It’s funny when we walk through a truck stop or pull over at a diner for some food because everybody turns their heads and looks at us. We were in some tiny town, and someone muttered, ‘Freaks’, as we were walking past them. It really stuck with us. It’s such a great thing to be different and have the freedom to live the life you want to live, rather than conforming to everyone’s idea of who you should be. The song’s about being true to yourself.”
As “Love The Way You Hate Me” exploded at airwaves, Century Media reached out and signed the group in 2014. They immediately jumped back into recording, converting a remote lake house in Michigan into a recording studio and self-producing Awaken The Fire. As a result of this approach, Like A Storm fully realized their sound.
“We’re making the music we want to make,” the singer exclaims. “There are no rules when we’re writing, except the three of us have to love whatever we’re doing. We push it creatively. We love to see how far we can take things. That’s the sound of Like A Storm.”