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Scorpions Press Release..


The Scorpions regretfully announce that due to severe laryngitis, the remainder of the U.S. 2017 tour will be canceled.

Klaus Meine has been advised by top throat specialist in Los Angeles to rest his voice. If he continues the tour, he could risk permanent vocal damage.

The band stated, that they “truly hate to disappoint our fans, and hope to come back to America soon, but this time we have no choice but to cancel.” - SCORPIONS


The affected remaining dates of their Crazy World Tour with Megadeth are:

Sunday 08 October 2017 Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix, AZ, US

Wednesday 11 October 2017 Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio, TX, US

Thursday 12 October 2017 Pavilion at the Music Factory, Irving, TX, US

Saturday 14 October 2017 BB&T Center, Sunrise, FL, US

Sunday 15 October 2017 Amalie Arena, Tampa, FL, US


Those dates have been removed from their website, but their upcoming Russian dates at the end of October are still listed. 


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With Greta Van Fleet's debut single "Highway Tune" now in its second week as the #1 track at Rock Radio, breaking rock powerhouse Greta Van Fleet announces two shows at New York City's Bowery Ballroom, Tuesday, December 5 and Wednesday, December 6.  These dates mark the band's return to New York following their August concert at NYC's Mercury Lounge that sold out in less than a day. Tickets for the Bowery Ballroom dates will be priced a $17.50 in advance, $20.00 day of show, and go on sale this Friday at 12NOON ET; log onto for all purchasing info.

Not only is the band's "Highway Tune" #1, but the the track has amassed 4.2-million Spotify plays, its companion video has sailed past 2.1-million YouTube views, the band's first EP, Black Smoke Rising, debuted at #1 on both the American and Canadian iTunes Rock charts, and all dates on the just-completed first leg of the band's U.S. tour completely sold out.  Not too shabby for a band who, a mere five months ago, was just making its national debut.

These New York dates are part of the band's U.S. tour Leg Two that kicks off September 29 that will see the band performing at major rock festivals, headline dates, and includes four October shows in Los Angeles that sold-out in minutes.  While more dates are being added, Greta Van Fleet's confirmed itinerary for the remainder of 2017 is as follows:
27   Boston Music Room, London, UK  SOLD OUT
29   WRIF Riff Fest, Detroit, MI**
30   WJJO - Sonic Boom Festival, Janesville, WI**

 1   Louder Than Life, Louisville, KY**
 3   Ottobar, Baltimore, MD*  SOLD OUT
 5   Funhouse at Mr. Smalls, Pittsburgh, PA*  SOLD OUT
 6   Main Street Armory, Rochester, NY  (supporting Hallstorm)
 7   Rock Allegiance, Camden, NJ**
10  O'Connors Irish Pub, Clarksville, TN*
11  SideTracks Music Hall, Huntsville, AL*  SOLD OUT
12  One Eyed Jacks, New Orleans, LA*
14  Houston Open Air, Houston, TX**
15  97.1 The Eagle Freakers Ball, Verizon Theatre @ Grand Prairie, TX
19  The Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA*   SOLD OUT
20  Moroccan Lounge, Los Angeles, CA*  SOLD OUT
21  Aftershock Festival, Sacramento, CA**
23  Hawthorne Theatre, Portland, OR*  SOLD OUT
24  Tractor Tavern, Seattle, WA*   SOLD OUT
29  The Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA*   SOLD OUT
30  The Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA*   SOLD OUT
 1   The Realto Theatre, Tucson, AZ*
30  Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL*  SOLD OUT
 2   Sokol Auditorium, Omaha, NE*  SOLD OUT
 5   Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY*
 6   Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY*
* headline dates
** festival dates
Greta Van Fleet is four young musicians, brothers Josh (vocals), Jake (guitar) and Sam (bass/keys) Kiszka, and best friend Danny Wagner (drums).  Josh and Jake have just turned 21, Danny and Sam are 18.  They're all from the tiny Michigan hamlet of Frankenmuth known for its family-style chicken dinners and the world's largest Christmas store.  All four were raised on their parents' extensive vinyl collections (shared influences are Muddy Waters, Lightnin' Hopkins, The Who, Jimi Hendrix), and were encouraged to be creative, daring and innovative.  Each band member has killer musical chops and Josh has a voice that is simply jaw-dropping.  The band is making some of the most exciting, high-energy, sweaty, sexy rock'n'roll heard in a long time, and are bound and determined to bring real rock'n'roll back to the mainstream.

With their debut single "Highway Tune" #1 at Active and Mainstream Rock radio, more than two-million YouTube views for the companion music video, 4.1-million Spotify plays, their first-ever tour of the U.S. completely sold out, and spectacular praise from the media, Greta Van Fleet is - in just a few months - as hot a brand new band as one can be.
Clutch has just announced Winter tour dates for the continuum of their Psychic Warfare tour. Supporting the tour will be Devin Townsend Project and The Obsessed. Fan club pre-sale tickets will start at 2:00pm ET today, public stale starts 10am ET on Friday.  Exclusive fan club pre-sale tickets and show info available here:  The on sale date for the 4 Florida shows is TBD due to the hurricane in the region. Check the band's official website for all upcoming ticket and show info.
Clutch will be entering the studio in early 2018 to begin work on their 12th studio album.
Psychic Warfare is the latest and eleventh studio effort from Clutch.  The disc debuted at No. 11 on the Billboard 200, No. 2 on the Billboard Independent,  No. 1 on the Billboard Hard Rock and Billboard Rock charts.     Psychic Warfare was produced by longtime producer Machine (Lamb Of GodEvery Time I Die).   
Clutch, Devin Townsend Project and The Obsessed Tour Dates:
Wed, 11-29-17               Greensboro, NC at Cone Denim Entertainment Center                
Fri, 12-01-17                  Myrtle Beach, SC at House Of Blues                                         
Sat, 12-02-17                 St Petersburg, FL at Jannus Live                                                              
Sun, 12-03-17                Fort Lauderdale, FL at Revolution                                                                     
Tue, 12-05-17                Saint Augustine, FL at Backyard Stage @ St Augustine Amphitheatre
Wed, 12-06-17               Pensacola, FL at Vinyl Music Hall                                              
Fri, 12-08-17                  Baton Rouge, LA at Varsity Theatre                                                       
Sat, 12-09-17                 San Antonio, TX at The Aztec Theatre                                                   
Sun, 12-10-17                Houston, TX at House Of Blues                                    
Tues, 12-12-17               Springfield, MO at Gillioz Theatre                                              
Wed, 12-13-17               Lincoln, NE at Bourbon Theatre                                                
Fri, 12-15-17                  Peoria, IL at Limelight Eventplex                                                          
Sat, 12-16-17                 Nashville, TN at Marathon Music Works                         
Wed, 12-27-17               Clifton Park, NY at Upstate Concert Hall            
Thu, 12-28-17                Sayreville, NJ at Starland Ballroom                    
Fri, 12-29-17                  Richmond, VA at The National                           
Sat, 12-30-17                 Knoxville, TN at The International                                   
Sun, 12-31-17               Columbus, OH at Express Live                   
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Neil Fallon - Vocals/Guitar
Tim Sult - Guitar
Dan Maines - Bass
Jean-Paul Gaster - Drums/Percussion
For more  information, check out the band’s website:

Demand nothing less than Nothing More. Since the band’s inception, they have cultivated a rapturous fanbase the old-fashioned way: By releasing groundbreaking music, tirelessly touring and cultivating a relationship with their fans that transcends trends. Correspondingly, the band’s latest full-length The Stories We Tell Ourselves sees frontman Jonny Hawkins once again bearing the soul of Nothing More as his bandmates Mark Vollelunga (guitar), Daniel Oliver (bass) and Ben Anderson (drums) craft a sonic palette comprised of elements ranging from progressive metal to pop. Ultimately the album isn't just about the band's stories, it's also about the listener's personal narrative.


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“Many times there is a disconnect between the stories we tell ourselves about reality and reality itself. That disconnect is a void where suffering and self-frustration often enter our lives.” Hawkins explains. “The Stories We Tell Ourselves is an introspective journey from the first song to the last. Making this album helped me stay tethered to reality as I navigated through challenges in my personal life.  I believe it will do the same for others. The title alone was a constant reminder to stay grounded when extreme waves of anxiety, depression, and sadness would try and sweep me into fruitless thought patterns and self-destructive, tail-chasing. For Nothing More, music has always been the source from which we find a positive way to move through challenging emotions… this record is no exception.” Furthermore, the album will be relatable to anyone who needs to look deep inside of themselves and find the strength to carry on in the face of adversity.
The songs on The Stories We Tell Ourselves were written early last year and recorded primarily on the road and in personal studios as production duties were often handled by Hawkins and the band themselves. “We are all very hands-on with the recording, so we decided that making this record on the road, when we were creatively thriving, would be ideal” Vollelunga says. While Hawkins previously wrote and performed most of the band’s drum parts, this is the first album to feature Anderson who joined the band in 2015.  “Ben is an incredible drummer and gelled with our musical vision immediately,” Oliver explains. “His talents also freed Jonny up to focus more on the production and melodies and I think that made this album come together in a really fluid way.”
From the relentless groove of “Don’t Stop” to the emotive, anthemic bent of the Pixies-esque “Still In Love,” The Stories We Tell Ourselves proves that confessionals have never been so catchy—and songs like “Let ‘em Burn” seamlessly alternate between aggression and anthemic pop. “‘Just Say When’ is probably the most sentimental song we’ve ever written and it came at a time when I had these overwhelming feelings of frustration about a past failed relationship. I needed an outlet to get it all out,” Hawkins explains. It has been said that the polar emotion to sadness is anger. This is most certainly true as all sentimentality transforms from “Just Say When” into a furious blaze during “Go To War,” which sees Hawkins showcasing his dynamic vocal range over a mix of electronic and organic instrumentation. “Whenever this band has difficult emotions, we turn them into something positive through music. That alchemy is the biggest reason we continue to do what we do,” he says of the cathartic process.
Lyrically the album was further informed by everything from the writings of Carl Jung and C.S. Lewis to the potent psychedelic DMT, all of which helped open Hawkins' mind to new ways of understanding himself and the world around him. “‘Funny Little Creatures' is about waking up to the fact that there are these creatures that you have within yourself and that there's often a lot more going on in our subconscious than we consider.” These ideas are mirrored in the artwork which ties directly into the central themes behind The Stories We Tell Ourselves. However, while the content may be heady, the album also features more pop elements than any of the band’s previous albums. Such is the case with the aforementioned “Don’t Stop” which sees the band writing massive hooks that stretch toward the stratosphere. “I think ‘Don’t Stop’ is totally genre-bending for us; we find inspiration in so many different kinds of music and felt it was important to not make rules about what we could or couldn’t do with this record,” says Hawkins.  “This album definitely goes to a lot of places that we’ve never been before and I’m really proud of that,” Vollelunga explains.
Then there are the band's live shows which have become legendary for the kinetic energy they share onstage. “We come from a perspective that the live show should be a totally different type of experience than what you hear on the record and we try to show that in every performance,” says Hawkins.  It’s clear that this is a band that can't wait to share The Stories We Tell Ourselves, with their fans across the globe. 
Ultimately, The Stories We Tell Ourselves proves to all of us that even if our stories don’t always have a happy ending there’s a beauty in their very existence. Even during the album’s darkest moments — Hawkins literally sings about being stuck in a hole on “Still In Love” — there’s a hopefulness that permeates each of these songs that will inevitably resonate with new listeners while making the deep bond that Nothing More has with their fans even deeper. 

Next month, Nothing More will kick off The Noise Presents Nothing More: The Stories We Tell Ourselves Tour 2017. For more information on the North American tour, visit






VENOM INC. will kick off their upcoming Blood Stained Earth headline tour, featuring support from GoatwhoreToxic Holocaust and The Convalescence, on September 1. Tickets for each date of the Blood Stained Earth tour are on sale now at the links below.
Exclusive VENOM INC. meet & greet packages are available with limited availability – for details please visit:
VENOM INC.’s Blood Stained Earth Tour w/ Goatwhore, Toxic Holocaust and The Convalescence:
**Click each VENUE for tickets
9/1 – Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage
9/2 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
9/3 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
9/4 – Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Electriques
9/5 – Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
9/6 – Detroit, MI @ Harpos – NEW DATE!
9/7 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
9/8 – Chicago, IL @ Reggies
9/9 – Cave In Rock, IL @ Full Terror Metal Fest
9/10 – Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
9/11 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
9/13 – Spokane, WA @ The Pin
9/14 – Seattle, WA @ Studio 7
9/15 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater
9/16 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
9/18 – San Francisco, CA @ Slims
9/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy Theatre
9/20 – San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
9/21 – Phoenix, AZ @ Club Red
9/22 – El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
9/23 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey
9/24 – Austin, TX @ Grizzly Hall
9/25 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
9/26 – New Orleans, LA @ Parish at HOB
9/28 – Miami, FL @ Churchill’s
9/29 – Tampa, FL @ Orpheum
9/30 – Orlando, FL @ The Haven
10/1 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
10/2 – Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
Venom IncVENOM INC. is:
Jeff “Mantas” Dunn | guitars
Tony “Demolition Man” Dolan | bass, vocals
Anthony “Abaddon” Bray | drums




The illustrious North Carolina based Rock/Sweetcore unit and Revival Recordings artist, ALESANA are thrilled to announce they will be hitting the road this August on the HERO WITH A THOUSAND FACES TOUR alongside special guests EYES SET TO KILL, Outerloop Records artist LAKESHORE, and THE AMATORY MURDER. The tour follows their successful run in February where the ban performed their debut LP On Frail Wings of Vanity and Wax in its entirety. Shawn Milke of Alesana and Revival Recordings Director of Creative Production and President of A&R, had this to say about the forthcoming tour:

"We are very excited to announce the HERO WITH A THOUSAND FACES TOUR. On the heels of our ON FRAIL WINGS OF VANITY AND WAX anniversary tour, we thought it would be fun to perform a more diverse set featuring songs from our ANNABEL trilogy and The Decade EP. Come hang out and get rowdy with us!"

The tour kicks off on August 3rd in Alesana's hometown for a special Revival Recordings show with the band and Alteras only, performing in Raleigh, NC at Kings. The band's will meet up with the remaining tour mates in Lancaster, PA at Chameleon Club on August 4th. The tour will make its way up the east coast before heading south where it will conclude in Atlanta, GA at The Masquerade on August 19th. Tickets are on sale now, fans can head over to for more information!

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Just a few months ago, Alesana announced their 2nd edition to their first short novel Annabel, a story that is based around the band's three concept albums, The Emptiness, A Place Where The Sun Is Silent, and Confessions. Originally releasing in August 2016, Alesana immediately sold out of all 750 produced novels and are ecstatic to offer a 2nd edition. The 2nd edition Annabel short novel Vinyl Bundle package will include: the 2nd edition book of Annabel including a note from the writer's desk, never before seen sneak peek at Chapter One of the next book, Madeline, limited edition Annabel t-shirt, The Annabel trilogy bookmark, The Annabel Trilogy Part III: Confessions Double Vinyl (limited number to print). Pre-orders for both the Vinyl Bundle and general pre-order of the 2nd edition book can be found at! Vocalist/Guitarist, Shawn Milke had this to say about the announcement:

"Due to very humbling popular demand, I am excited to announce a 2nd edition run of 'Annabel'. It has a new introduction, Q&A with fans, exclusive new cover art, AND a sneak peek at chapter I of the sequel 'Madeline'. We are also pressing a limited amount of vinyls for the special edition extended release of Confessions! This book is because of you, thank you all from the bottom of my heart. Believe in the unbelievable."

Created by Vocalist/Guitarist, Shawn Milke and Vocalist, Dennis Lee of ALESANA, reveals all of the final twists and turns of Annabel, The Artist, and Fatima Rusalka. The trilogy opens with The Emptiness, the story of The Artist and his one true love, Annabel which was released in 2010 via Fearless Records. Continuing with A Place Where The Sun Is Silent, where the album follows The Wanderer on an abstract journey of pursuit of The Temptress (2011, Epitaph Records). And the final third album in the trilogy, Confessions, the story that follows Annabel and her attempt to travel through time in order to stop a madman known as The Artist.

"This story has been a work in progress for nearly seven years," says Milke. "It began when Dennis and I decided to tell our own story through the albums of Alesana. It eventually grew into an album trilogy and now, finally, a short novel. Creating this abstract universe and telling the story of Annabel has been, in every way possible, both challenging and rewarding. It is an accomplishment that still stuns me to this day. Thank you to everyone who has joined us on this journey."

Milke and his sister Melissa narrated a reading of the first chapter of Annabel which can be heard here. The pair partnered with director Jason Ligon to turn the reading into a lyric video which premiered exclusively on To learn more about the Annabel Trilogy, fans are encouraged to head over to the short novel official website:


Check out Alesana's The Annabel Trilogy


2nd Edition includes: note from the writer's desk, sneak peek at Chapter One of the next book, "Madeline," limited edition Annabel T-Shirt, Annabel Trilogy Bookmark, The Annabel Trilogy Part III: Confessions Double Vinyl



Newly formed alternative rock band THE FELL have released the Official Music Video for their debut single, FOOTPRINTS. The video was filmed in a bomb shelter and biological weapons test site on an active military compound in Poland and is slated to be featured on their upcoming album, release date yet to be announced. Watch it right here!

Purchase the song on iTunes here.

So, who is THE FELL?? Glad you asked - you're going to want to pay attention to the next couple of sentences...ready? 

Wait, before you read who makes up the band, here's what the band says about themselves:

"THE FELL is a collaboration of musicians who hail from rock'n'roll upbringings. We wrote this record with no filter, just the pure experience of playing music around the world. The four us met through rock'n'roll, and that is the language we are projecting in this project. Lyrically, we hope to inspire those in doubt and join those who reap. It’s a new world… a new fight". - THE FELL


THE FELL – is an exciting new band consisting of rockers TOBY RAND (RAND, Juke Kartel and Rock Star: Supernova) on vocals, Guitar player MIKE KROMPASS (Multi-Platinum music producer and session guitar player), RANDY COOKE (notorious session/touring drummer who has recorded/played with a laundry list of greats) and last, but not least, BILLY SHEEHAN (Mr. Big, Winery Dogs) on bass, who needs no introduction.

This is not typical of any of their past projects, It's a new fresh direction, but uses their influences to create a more modern sound, with heavy guitars, powerful riffs, crushing grooves and huge vocals.

If FOOTPRINTS is any indication of what is to come from this band, fans of the artists and the genre may want to keep THE FELL on their shortlist of bands to watch! Of course, keep checking back with SKOM for interviews and more news from this artist!

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MAKEOUT, the fun and fresh party band from Rhode Island leveled up and snagged a deal with RISE RECORDS earlier this week and released the Official Video for CRAZY, a fantastic frenzy of energetic riffs and a pit jumping tempo that's taking over the www. CRAZY is the band's single off their full length record set to drop September 29th andyou can watch it right here!


With a tune like that, the anticipation for THE GOOD LIFE is going to be intense! 


Follow the band on Facebook for all the latest news and stay tuned as it's rumored that Cherri will have a sit down in the near future with the band. Follow her Facebook here or Instagram here.


Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington has committed suicide ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us the singer hanged himself at a private residence in Palos Verdes Estates in L.A. County. His body was discovered Thursday just before 9 AM.

Chester was married with 6 children from 2 wives.

The singer struggled with drugs and alcohol for years. He had said in the past he had considered committing suicide because he had been abused as a child by an older male.

Bennington was 41.



We at Some Kind of Media would like to send our condolences to the Bennington family, Linkin Park and their fans.


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Two-time Grammy-winning thrash/metal legend Slayer will make its 11:35PM late-night television debut on Thursday, July 27 when the band performs its iconic "Raining Blood" on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon."  The show airs at 11:35PM ET/PT and 10:35PM CT on NBC.
Immediately following Thursday's taping of "The Tonight Show," Slayer will head over to New York's Theatre at Madison Square Garden where the band will headline as part of its summer U.S. tour. Remaining tour dates are below.
20   Red Hat Amphitheater, Raleigh, NC2016 10 08 Slayer 0000
21   St. Augustine Amphitheater, St. Augustine, FL
23   Electric Factory Outdoors, Philadelphia, PA 
25   Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, Boston, MA
27   Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
28   Pier Six Pavilion, Baltimore, MD
30   Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, TN
  1   Providence Medical Center Amphitheater, Bonner Springs, KS
  2   1stBank Center, Denver, CO
  4   The Joint, Las Vegas, NV
  5   The Forum, Los Angeles, CA
  8   Vina Robles Amphitheater, Paso Robles, CA
  9   Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA
11   The Cuthbert Amphitheater, Eugene, OR
12   WaMu Theatre, Seattle, WA
14   Encana Events Center, Dawson Creek, BC  CANADA
15   SMS Equipment Stadium, Fort McMurray, AB  CANADA
17   KettleHouse Amphitheater, Missoula, MT
19   Isleta Amphitheater Albuquerque, NM
20   Comerica Theater, Phoenix, AZ