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The best thing about being part of BleachBANGS is getting to meet some of the best, hard working bands in the country. And Oblivious Signal fits into that category. Hailing from South Florida, this highly motivated and business savvy band has set out on a tour called “Decode the West” in support of their album “Exordium” Where they are hitting areas of the country they have not been able to perform up until now.
Oblivious Signal is a female fronted band, and Cristina brings more energy and stage presence than any band that I have seen in the past year. She is little, but looks 6′ 6″ as she owns the stage. And her voice is strong, melodic, and full of emotion.
This band deserves to be on stage with all the National bands at all the festivals worldwide. They are the prime example hard work, focus, and determination can get you, Oblivious Signal is a band you need to keep your eyes open for and if you see them in your area of the world, do yourself a favor and pack the house, you won’t regret a single minute!
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Blood-Painting Surrealist VINCENT CASTIGLIA Reveals GARY HOLT Signature ESP Guitar Painted in Holt’s Own Blood at NAMM
Groundbreaking blood-wielding surrealist VINCENT CASTIGLIA has been turning heads with his shocking, detailed art painted in human blood for the past several years, but this year, Castiglia turns to a new medium to transform his creativity into reality.
This past Saturday at NAMM 2016, Castiglia and Slayer/Exodus guitarist Gary Holt officially revealed a custom-painted Gary Holt signature ESP electric guitar (original signature guitar here), detailed completely with Holt’s very own blood. The blood was drawn from Holt backstage after a Slayer show on Long Island, NY. Castiglia collected 18 vials, all of which were used on the guitar.
Aside from marking Castiglia’s first use of a guitar as his canvas, this is the first time a guitar has ever been painted entirely in its player’s own blood. The guitar is not currently for sale and is not yet in production – this is currently an original, one-run design!
Vincent Castiglia offers the background story on how the production of this guitar came about, “While working on his torso piece, my client and friend Brian Werner (vocalist of Vital Remains) suggested the possibility to me. I thought about the logistics, whether it would be possible or not, and figured hey, if I’ve been able to take my paintings and medium as far as I have already on canvas, why not do it on a guitar body? After some trial, and some extra preparation, it all worked out perfectly, and this guitar actually became what I’d cite to be one of my favorite, most detailed works to date. I pushed it as far as was physically possible in terms of detail. The subject matter, look and feel, and functionality of the piece are all in perfect line with my work.
The piece is historical in that, to my knowledge (or the knowledge of Google) this is the first functional guitar in human history to have been created entirely in the musician’s blood. That puts it in a unique position, as it’s a functional piece of fine art that memorializes Gary Holt’s life’s work with his lifeblood, my mind and hands having been the vessel for its creation. It was an honor to work so intimately with Gary Holt and ESP on this project, which was literally, “Bonded By Blood”.”
Guitarist Gary Holt adds, “It was very exciting to finally be able to reveal the “blood guitar” painted with 18 vials of my own blood at this year’s NAMM! This Vincent Castiglia original is the first of its kind. This weekend was also my first look at it in the flesh so to say I was stoked is an understatement! Looking forward to taking this one of a kind piece of dark art out on tour in February!”
ESP Director of Artist Relations and Product Management Chris Cannella adds, “When this whole project came up, I was excited at the idea. I was already a fan of Vincent Castiglia’s work as an artist and tattooist, but this was something I was cautious of. Was it going to be another gimmick of blood in the ink, etc.? Blood drips or something easy to do? When I saw this come to fruition my jaw dropped! Such beautiful detail and accuracy!
This guitar will not be for sale as it was just finished just for Gary Holt, but we wanted to show it at the booth at NAMM with Gary and Vincent to tell the story best. I am sure people’s minds were blown even as it is not yet assembled.”
Vincent Castiglia withdrawing blood from Gary Holt
Photo Credit: Lisa Holt
Vincent Castiglia presenting Gary Holt with the guitar at this weekend’s NAMM convention
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VINCENT CASTIGLIA is the first American artist to receive a solo exhibition invitation from Oscar Award-winning artist H.R. Giger in the history of the H. R. Giger Museum Gallery. Vincent’s art has been praised by fellow artists, musicians, and other notables throughout his career.
“With such precise technique, his depiction of human musculature is nothing short of outstanding.”
– Paul Booth / World-renowned Tattooist, Artist, Gallery Owner, Fanatical Nihilist
“If the body is the temple, then the heart is the altar and the blood is the sacred flame that enlightens the shrine. Vincent is painting with holy light.” – Martin Eric Ain / Musician, Celtic Frost
“The ominous truth that his art confronts, along with the exquisiteness in which it is portrayed, provides a timeless revelation into human existence.” – Joe Sopkowics, Forensic Photographer
In the privacy of his studio, VINCENT CASTIGLIA practices a kind of modern-day phlebotomy, siphoning the life force which contains his own psychic energy, while giving it an outlet and form. In doing so, he dissolves the barrier between artist and art in a most literal and immediate sense. Vincent’s figures, their musculature and skin, are painted with what could be thought of as “liquid flesh”. Its tendency to quicken the subjects is likely inapproachable by any other medium—as it is actual tissue with which it is being rendered. In this way the subject’s realism is not merely an optical illusion due to its level of detail, but rather is an actual transference of flesh and blood to each work.
VINCENT CASTIGLIA‘s impressive work has seen many sides of the entertainment world, as well. MTV New Media’s Horror-Slasher Film, Savage County, featured his art as its official movie poster, depicting the three murderers in the film. Prior to the film, Vincent painted album art for heavy metal band Triptykon‘s 2010 debut release, Eparistera Daimones.Triptykon is founded by former Hellhammer / Celtic Frostsinger and guitarist Tom Gabriel Fischer. Vincent also painted the DVD cover for Fangoria Presents film, Corpsing.
His work has been featured on The National Geographic Channel (NatGeo), FOX News, CNBC, BBC, New York 1 News, Spike TV, The Discovery Channel, and The Science Channel. Castiglia was also recently a guest on the Jay Thomas Show on Sirius XM Radio. His work has been explored by countless art and culture publications, in the US and internationally, including the New York Post, New York Daily News, The Huffington Post, Art Business News, International Business Times, Bizarre Magazine, as well as Lexikon Der Phantastischen Künstler “The international encyclopedia of fantastic, surrealistic, symbolist, & visionary artists”. He was also recently awarded “Tattoo Artist of the Year” in ThisisHorror.uk‘s “This Is Horror Awards 2012”.
His work hangs in many distinguished collections internationally, among them, the collection of Rock legend Gregg Allman. Vincent’s paintings have been exhibited at museums and galleries in the US, and internationally, including CoproGallery, (Santa Monica, California), Last Rites Gallery (New York) The Museum of Sex (New York), The Museum Of Porn In Art, (Switzerland), The HR Giger Museum Gallery, (Switzerland), , The Mall Gallery (London, England) Canvas Los Angeles (Los Angeles California), Fuse Gallery (New York), Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center (Ft. Myers, Florida), Art @ Large Gallery (New York) Gallery Lombardi (Austin Texas), L’imagerie Gallery (Hollywood, California), Museo De La Cuidad De Mexico, (Mexico), C-Pop Gallery (Detroit, Michigan), Shooting Gallery (San Francisco, CA), Seed Gallery (Newark, New Jersey), The 7th Annual Dirty Show (Detroit, Michigan), as well as The Congregation Gallery (Hollywood, California).
For more information on VINCENT CASTIGLIA, please visit www.vincentcastigliaart.com.
ROCKLAHOMA CELEBRATES ITS 10TH YEAR
MAY 27, 28 & 29 IN PRYOR, OK
AMERICA’S BIGGEST MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND PARTY
FEATURES PERFORMANCES FROM
SCORPIONS, DISTURBED, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, ROB ZOMBIE,
MEGADETH, CHEVELLE, 3 DOORS DOWN, SIXX:A.M.
AND MANY MORE
SPECIALLY PRICED PRESALE TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW
Rocklahoma is celebrating its 10th year on May 27, 28 & 29 at “Catch the Fever” Festival Grounds in Pryor, OK, just outside Tulsa. America’s Biggest Memorial Day Weekend Party—which had 60,000 fans in attendance in 2015—features the best current rock artists and classic bands, with onsite camping amenities and unparalleled VIP packages.
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 Rocklahoma band lineup is as follows (subject to change): Scorpions, Disturbed, Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Megadeth, Chevelle, 3 Doors Down, Sixx:A.M., Collective Soul, Sebastian Bach, Bullet For My Valentine, Great White, Sevendust, P.O.D., Hellyeah, Steel Panther, Pop Evil, Saint Asonia, Bang Tango, Last In Line (featuring Vivian Campbell, Vinny Appice & Jimmy Bain), Thousand Foot Krutch, Texas Hippie Coalition, The Sword, Red Sun Rising, Hatebreed, DevilDriver, Mystery, Wilson, Avatar, Wild Throne, The Glorious Sons, Citizen Zero, Banshee, Nova Rex, Prophets Of Addiction, Beggars Jam, NiteRain, Freeway Mad, Midnite Sin, 3-D In Your Face, Teer, 5-Star Hooker, Dead Metal Society, Electro_Nomicon, Kore Rozzik, Diamond Lane, Chaotic Resemblance, Project Terror, The Tip, NICNOS, Stolen Rhodes, Screaming For Silence, DREK, A Course Of Action, Lovebettie, and BC and the Big Rig.
Scorpions comment, “We’re looking very much forward to seeing all of you at the Rocklahoma Festival on Memorial Day Weekend…Are we ready to rock you like a hurricane again??? You bet!!!”
“Celebrating the ten year anniversary of Rocklahoma is something that is incredibly special for all of us involved with the festival, and we tried to have something for everyone with this year’s lineup,” comments Joe Litvag, Executive Producer ofRocklahoma for AEG Live. “We’ve got some incredible first-timers like Scorpions, Disturbed, Last In Line and Collective Soul, some fan favorites returning like Five Finger Death Punch, Rob Zombie and Steel Panther, and as a nod to the inaugural festival in 2007, we even have a few from that first Rocklahoma with Sebastian Bach, Great White and Bang Tango. It’s going to be an unforgettable anniversary party!”
Specially priced Rocklahoma weekend presale General Admission and Reserved tickets are available now. Visit the Rocklahoma Facebook and Twitter pages for a password to purchase presale tickets. Fans are encouraged to buy early and save, since ticket prices will increase at the public on-sale on Monday, January 18 at Noon CST atwww.Rocklahoma.com.
Current Ticket Prices are as follows:
- 3 Day Weekend General Admission: $102 + fees
- 3 Day Weekend Reserved with VIP: $352 + fees
- 3 Day Weekend General Admission Ticket 4-Pack: $310 + fees
VIP Packages (Groupie, Roadie, Rockstar) and Camping Packages are also available now. VIP packages include access to the Bud Light VIP Tent with complimentary meals and beverages.
A limited number of discounted tickets will also be available for active military through GovX (www.govx.com).
The campgrounds are a unique part of the Rocklahoma experience, with an endless party running around the clock for four days. General Admission Camping and VIP Camping tickets may be purchased by calling the Rocklahoma Camping Office at (866) 310-2288 starting Tuesday, January 12. Campgrounds open on Sunday, May 22 at Noon and will remain open until Noon on Tuesday, May 31.
Visit www.Rocklahoma.com and download the Rocklahoma mobile app (available for FREE via iTunes and Google Play) for more festival information.
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 supported by great corporate partners including Bud Light, US Cellular, Monster Energy, Zippo Encore, and Jack Daniel’s. These partners, along with many others, will feature interactive experiences, artist meet & greets, and other unique fan engagement opportunities throughout the festival.
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.
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GUNS N’ ROSES MAKE HISTORY WITH 2016 RETURN
Iconic Lineup to Headline COACHELLA Music & Arts Festival in April in Indio, CA
January 5, 2016 – Upholding a three-decade tradition of breaking ground, creating trends, and forever changing the face of rock ‘n’ roll, Guns N’ Roses announce the most significant and anxiously awaited musical event of this century. Founder Axl Rose and former members Slash and Duff McKagan will regroup to headline the Coachella Music & Arts Festival (April 15-17 & April 22-24)—as announced last night!
For months, critics and audiences alike have generated immense excitement and speculation over the possible regrouping of the iconic line-up. The April performances will mark the first time since 1993 the Gunners will share the stage for what is certain to be an explosive event. For more information please visit www.gunsnroses.com.
Following the group’s 1985 formation, Guns N’ Roses injected unbridled, unrivaled, and unstoppable attitude into the burgeoning Los Angeles rock scene. The spirit went on to captivate the entire world with the release of their 1987 debut Appetite for Destruction –the best-selling U.S. debut ever, moving 30 million copies globally. In 1991, the seven-time platinum Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II occupied the top two spots of the Billboard Top 200 upon release. Over the course of the past decade, Guns N’ Roses have performed sold out shows and headlined festivals worldwide following the critically acclaimed release of 2008’s RIAA platinum-certified Chinese Democracy. Six studio albums later, Guns N’ Roses are one of the most important and influential acts in music history and continue to set the benchmark for live performances connecting with millions of fans across the globe.
Christy Norris doing and excellent job on her first solo interview. This is John 5 guitarist for Rob Zombie and John 5 and the Creatures. Oklahoma City 2015 at the Diamond Ballroom.
TICKETS GO ON SALE FOR GRAMMY WINNERS WOLFMOTHER at DIAMOND BALLROOM on MARCH 12
NEW ALBUM VICTORIOUS SET FOR FEBRUARY 19th RELEASE
ALBUM PRODUCED BY MULTI-GRAMMY WINNER BRENDAN O’BRIEN
(PEARL JAM, AC/DC, CHRIS CORNELL, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN)
***NEW PHOTOS AND ALBUM ART AVAILABLE HERE***
Los Angeles, CA (December 7th, 2015) – Tickets went on sale this morning for WOLFMOTHER’s much-anticipated headline tour of North America, which comes to the Diamond Ballroom in OK City on March 12 (see full itinerary below). Ticket info is available at www.wolfmother.com.
The Grammy winning rock band will be touring in support of their upcoming album, VICTORIOUS, which is set for a February 19th release through Universal Music Enterprises.
Fans can get “Victorious” and “City Lights” as instant downloads by clicking HERE to pre-order VICTORIOUS on iTunes. The CD is also available for pre-order through Amazon HERE and pre-orders and exclusive merch bundles are also available at http://smarturl.it/wolfmotherstore.
Wolfmother recently teamed with popular enhanced colouring book app Recolor to give fans the opportunity to create their own colorized version of the VICTORIOUS album art. Fan submissions can be viewed HERE. Recolor was created by premium photo app developer Sumoing.
The follow-up to 2009’s Cosmic Egg and 2014’s New Crown, the much-anticipated VICTORIOUS is an electrifying testament to the range and depth of songwriter/vocalist/guitarist Andrew Stockdale’s artistry. Recorded at Henson Studios in Los Angeles with 2X Grammy winning producer Brendan O’Brien (Pearl Jam, AC/DC, Chris Cornell, Bruce Springsteen), the songs are edgy, inventive and uncompromising and rank among the band’s best ever.
Stockdale began working on the record this past January at his Byron Bay studio in New South Wales, writing on every instrument and embracing the same creative approach he used on the band’s debut album a decade ago.
“Back in the early days, I’d play guitar, bass, and drums and then present the ideas to the band and we’d work on the arrangement together,” he says. “I thought it would be cool to get back to demoing ideas by myself and playing everything. It’s a good way to do things because it can make the style more cohesive.”
In addition to vocals, Stockdale played guitar and bass and brought in Josh Freese (Nine Inch Nails, Bruce Springsteen, A Perfect Circle) and Joey Waronker (Air, Beck, REM) to split drum duties.
“We wanted to get back to that big sound,” says Stockdale. “The album is a balance of garage-y energy and big production. It’s wild, energetic and,” he muses, “perfect for a festival main stage.”
Wolfmother first made its mark in 2005 with an eponymous debut that was exactly what rock & roll needed: a meaty, beaty, big and bouncy genre resuscitator that not only broke through to the mainstream, but broke big. The album was certified Gold in the States, UK & Canada and 5x-Platinum in the band’s Australian homeland. Lead single “Woman” hit top ten on the Hot Modern Rock Tracks Chart and won a Grammy for “Best Hard Rock Performance.” Their songs became ubiquitous, appearing in films (Shrek, Jackass, Due Date, The Hangover I, II & III), video games (Need For Speed, MLB: The Show, Saints Row) and television commercials (Apple, Mitsubishi). Rolling Stone named it one of the best albums of the year, Q Magazine called it “immense fun,” NME said it ticked “the requisite boxes for all great rock & roll” and called it “utterly, utterly thrilling” and Pitchfork praised the songs for striking “a balance between meaty vintage metal and crisp, stoner-rock melodies.”
Led by Stockdale, Wolfmother have amassed a global fanbase, played to packed-house crowds around the world, delivered show-stealing sets at star-studded festivals like Coachella, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Isle of Wight, Rock am Ring and Reading and Leeds, and have been invited to share stages with rock icons Aerosmith and AC/DC. For their induction into the UK Music Hall of Fame, Led Zeppelin personally invited Wolfmother as their guests (the band showed their appreciation by delivering an electrifying cover of “Communication Breakdown”).
Ten years after their arrival, Wolfmother have returned with what could arguably be called their best work to date. With VICTORIOUS, Stockdale once again arrives right on time: in an era dominated by single-song downloads, this is an album worthy of repeat listens from top to bottom.
Don’t miss your chance to catch Wolfmother live. Tour dates are as follows:
Feb 24 – Minneapolis, MN – First Ave
Feb 25 – Chicago, IL – Metro
Feb 26 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
Feb 27 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
Feb 29 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
Mar 2 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
Mar 3 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
Mar 4 – Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero Theatre
Mar 5 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
Mar 7 – Atlanta, GA – Center Stage
Mar 8 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
Mar 9 – Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall
Mar 11 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
Mar 12 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
Mar 14 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater
Mar 15 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
Mar 21 – El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls
Mar 22 – Tempe, AZ – The Marquee
Mar 23 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
Mar 25 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
Mar 26 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre
Mar 28 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
Mar 30 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
Mar 31 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox
Apri 1 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
What a great night to attend a Rock and Roll show, Halloween! Theory of a Deadman were all decked out in their costumes. They sounded amazing and more energetic than I remembered. They started out with one of my favorites, LowLife, and continued to build excitement and energy.
I have always been a huge fan of Theory of a Deadman’s ability to not take everything so serious all the time, and tonight was a great example of how great their sense of humor is, it was so much better live! They never disappoint. We are already waiting for the next time they come to town. If you have been living under a rock and haven’t caught their live show you are missing out. Check their website www.theoryofadeadman.com for tour dates. And of course check out their social media pages for updates and current news on the band.
New Rock-Metal Supergroup CYBERSTAR Release Debut Lyric Video “Eye For An Eye”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
November 10, 2015 – New Rock-Metal Supergroup CYBERSTAR featuring Vocalist Jasen Moreno (Drowning Pool), Guitarist Billy Grey (Fozzy), and Drummer Dusty Winterrowd (Allele) have released a lyric video for their debut single “Eye For An Eye“. The track which originally premiered with REVOLVER Magazine is the first to be released from the band’s upcoming debut EP out early next year. “Eye For An Eye” is available for purchase now on iTunes.
“Eye For An Eye” is a tune about not taking any shit and staying strong and never giving up. – Billy Grey (CYBERSTAR)
Purchase CYBERSTAR’s “Eye For An Eye”:
New Rock-Metal Super Project CYBERSTAR was spawned when Vocalist Jasen Moreno (Drowning Pool) and Guitarist Billy Grey (Fozzy) met while on tour together in Europe and decided to get together to write some songs. With the addition of Drummer Dusty Winterrowd (Allele), great chemistry came together and the writing process began. The music and songs were constructed cyberly and an EP is in the works. The first 2 songs recorded for release are Eye for an Eye and Floods with show announcements soon to follow.
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