Monthly Archives: April 2017

Lorelei Dreaming – Banshee

Dark, electro, dystopian dance music siren Lorelei Dreaming, has taken some time to go on to write and record her debut EP release titled “Banshee”. The EP consisting of 5-tracks of original works, while the …Read More

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THE ACACIA STRAIN TO RELEASE GRAVEBLOOM VIA RISE RECORDS ON JUNE 30 BAND PREMIERES NEWS SONG "BIG SLEEP"

The Acacia Strain have dropped a new song from their forthcoming album Gravebloom, out June 30 on Rise Records. The band has partnered with Revolver to premiere the song “Big Sleep,” which features a guest …Read More

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Crystal Ignite Releases Debut, Solo Single "Everything You Break" Featuring Ben Moody

Australian rock artist Crystal Ignite has released her debut single, “Everything You Break,” featuring Ben Moody (Evanescence) off of her upcoming, as yet unnamed EP. “Everything You Break” was written by Crystal Ignite, Andrew Bojanic, …Read More

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FEEDING RELEASES VIDEO FOR "ROTTEN ALIVE"

Feeding has released a new video for “Rotten Alive”. Check it out HERE. http://www.nataliezworld.com/search/label/News

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CASCADE RELEASES NEW SINGLE "ASCEND"

Manchester based post-hardcore band Cascade have released the video for their latest single, Ascend. Drawing influence from bands such as Hands Like Houses and Emarosa, Cascade combine soaring vocals with melodic hardcore riffs to create …Read More

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Revenge or Catharsis

People have remarked Hillary Adams set her father up; she wants something from all this. Yes she wants something but it’s far from what some seen to think; she wants her father to be the man she needs him to be and it’s not about money. She said herself she wants him to get help, she wants him to realize he was wrong, to understand the gravity of what he did both there and in other incidents along with the obvious effect it had on her. She wants him to be the loving man she craves as a father figure. At the same time she wants him prevented from coming to the wrong conclusion in another young person’s life. These are not the goals of someone out for revenge, looking to gain something; she was genuinely unprepared for all the attention she has received and as she told Anderson Cooper, unprepared for the number of people who saw that video and commented that they came to the realization they were in a bad situation, they were being hurt and it needed to stop. Not the typical picture of either a gold digger or someone looking for their 15 minutes of fame; in fact some victims’ advocates would say Ms. Adams needs professional help, counseling because she clearly doesn’t see the total severity of his behavior, is still seeking an unhealthy relationship. Revenge or catharsis doesn’t matter; exposing abuse and a hypocritical use, misuse of power matters more. Read More

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DMX Checks Into Rehab After Canceling Tour Dates

DMX entered a rehab facility Thursday night, just days after he postponed a string of concerts due to a “medical emergency.”

The rapper checked himself into a treatment center in southern California, TMZ reports.

“It is important right now that he take some time off to focus on his health so that he can be a better father, friend and entertainer,” DMX’s manager Pat Gallo said in a statement. “We are eternally grateful for the outpouring of concern and support that has poured in. We ask that you please keep X in your prayers as he embraces your support.”

DMX has long battled addiction and substance abuse issues, with the rapper entering rehab back in 2002 to deal with the issue; two years later, DMX was arrested for drug possession at a New York airport.

Over the next few years, DMX’s rap career stalled as he served jail time for drug possession charges then violating his court-ordered probation by using drugs.

However, the rapper’s last drug-related arrest came in 2013. Since then, DMX experienced a revival of sorts as he joined Puff Daddy’s Bad Boy Family Reunion tour, but at a Ruff Ryders and Friends reunion gig at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on April 21st, the rapper was noticeably incoherent when bantering to the crowd. Soon after, he dropped off the tour.

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Ozzy Osbourne to Reunite With Zakk Wylde for Summer Tour

Ozzy Osbourne will reunite with longtime guitarist Zakk Wylde for a summer tour that marks the 30th anniversary of when the two first collaborated together.

The Black Sabbath singer and Wylde first teamed up in 1987 when the guitarist replaced Osbourne’s then-guitarist Jake E. Lee. Wylde contributed to Osbourne solo album stretching from 1988’s No Rest for the Wicked to 2007’s Black Rain, which was the last Ozzy album to feature the guitarist.

“I haven’t fallen out with Zakk, but Zakk’s got his own band, and I felt like my stuff was beginning to sound like Black Label Society,” Osbourne said in 2009 after revealing he was parting ways with Wylde. “I just felt like I wanted a change, you know?”

So far, the duo has announced four dates together, their first tour since 2006, although Wylde played sporadically with Osbourne’s Ozzy and Friends unit. The four summer dates will also be Osbourne’s first solo shows since 2015, with “additional dates to be announced in the coming weeks.”

Osbourne and Wylde will be joined on the road by the singer’s go-to touring unit of bassist Blasko, drummer Tommy Clufetos and keyboardist Adam Wakeman.

“I’m so happy to be getting back on the road with Zakk, Blasko, Tommy and Adam,” Osbourne said in a statement. “This is what I do. This is where I belong, on the road.”

The singer also reiterated his plans to record a new solo album that will arrive in 2018; it’s unclear if Wylde will also take part in the recording.

Ozzy Osbourne Tour Dates

July 14 – Oshkosh, WI @ Rock USA
July 16 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Open Air Festival
August 9 – Sturgis, SD @ The Legendary Buffalo Chip
August 21 – Cartersville, IL @ Moonstock Festival 

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Jack White, Third Man Records Detail 'American Epic' Soundtracks

Jack White and Third Man Records have detailed their soundtracks for American Epic, a documentary co-produced by the rocker that focuses on music of the 1920s, the “Big Bang” of popular music.

Four days before American Epic premieres on PBS on May 16th, a pair of soundtracks for the film, American Epic: The Soundtrack and American Epic: The Collection will be released physically and digitally on May 12th.

The Soundtrack boasts a 15-song anthology from the documentary, featuring “restored” songs from Memphis Jug Band, The Carter Family, Charley Patton and more. The Collection packs 100 songs from the era onto a five-disc set, with each track “restored to unprecedented levels of sonic fidelity.”

“This is not ‘remastering,’ in the normal sense, but something closer to fine art restoration,” Third Man said in a statement. “The intent is not for people to marvel at the antiquity of these discs, but rather to experience them as vital, immediate performances that speak to us as directly as they did on the day they were recorded—not simply great art for their time, but great art for all times.”

Legacy will also release companion albums dedicated to certain 1920s artists: American Epic: The Carter Family, American Epic: Memphis Jug Band, American Epic: Mississippi John Hurt, American Epic: Blind Willie Johnson American Epic: Lead Belly, as well as thematic collections including American Epic: Blues and American Epic: Country.

On June 9th, White and producer T Bone Burnett release American Epic: The Sessions. For that companion LP, White, Burnett and engineer Nicholas Bergh “reassembled the very first electrical sound recording system from the 1920s” and recruited a roster of 20 contemporary artists to tracks under similar circumstances as singers from that era.

“The musicians have roughly three minutes to record their song direct to disc before the weight hits the floor,” Third Man wrote. “In the 1920s, they called this “catching lightning in a bottle.” All the musical performances in this film are live. The audio you hear on the soundtrack is taken directly from the discs they were recorded to, with no editing or enhancements.”

The participating artists are Alabama Shakes, The Americans, Ana Gabriel, Ashley Monroe, The Avett Brothers, Beck, Bettye LaVette, Bobby Ingano, Elton John, Frank Fairfield, Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton, Los Lobos, Lost Bayou Ramblers, Nas, Pokey LaFarge, Raphael Saadiq, Rhiannon Giddens, Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, Taj Mahal, Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard and Jack White himself.

Each album is available to preorder now on vinyl at the Third Man site.

“In the 1920s, as radio took over the pop music business, record companies were forced to leave their studios in major cities in search of new styles and markets. Ranging the mountains, prairies, rural villages, and urban ghettos of America, they discovered a wealth of unexpected talent,” Third Man described the film, which debuted at the 2016 Sundance Festival.

“The recordings they made of all the ethnic groups of America democratized the nation and gave a voice to everyone. Country singers in the Appalachians, Blues guitarists in the Mississippi Delta, Gospel preachers across the south, Cajun fiddlers in Louisiana, Tejano groups from the Texas Mexico border, Native American drummers in Arizona, and Hawaiian musicians were all recorded. For the first time, a woman picking cotton in Mississippi, a coalminer in Virginia or a tobacco farmer in Tennessee could have their thoughts and feelings heard on records played in living rooms across the country. It was the first time America heard itself.”

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Legacy Recordings, Columbia Records, Third Man Records And Lo-Max Records Set To Release American Epic Documentary Series Music Collection, Soundtrack And Sessions Film Recordings

NEW YORK, April 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release AMERICAN EPIC: The Collection, a 5-CD/100 song deluxe box set, and AMERICAN EPIC: The Soundtrack, a single disc anthology of 15 songs featured in the AMERICAN EPIC…

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