Pearl Jam new record on the way


Pearl Jam will release their much-anticipated tenth studio album, Lightning Bolt, on Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records on October 15, 2013 in the US. Internationally, the album will be released on October 14, 2013 and distributed by Universal Music Group International. Produced by Brendan O’Brien, Lightning Bolt marks Pearl Jam’s first studio album since the highly acclaimed Backspacer,which was released nearly four years ago in September of 2009. 




LOS ANGELES (July 15, 2013) – STONE TEMPLE PILOTS with Chester Bennington have announced they’ll be hitting the road with their new line up. The tour kicks off September 4th in Bethlehem, PA, with several North America dates to follow. Platinum rock band FILTER will be supporting the shows.
Pre-sale for VIP packages that include collectible merchandise and a meet & greet with the band are on sale tomorrow, July 16th at 10:00am. For further info and to purchase VIP packages, go to  General admission tickets will go on sale Friday July 19th at 
STP members Dean DeLeo, Robert DeLeo and Eric Kretz made their live debut with Chester Bennington at KROQ’s Weenie Roast in May. Since their surprise performance, the band has been busy working on new music for an upcoming EP to be released this fall.
In an effort to take control of the way they will be delivering new music in the future,  STP will release the upcoming EP via their own label, with distribution through ADA (Alternative Distribution Alliance).
“We’re very ambitious about the future of making music,” said Robert DeLeo. “The process and intention of creating it is so much more gratifying.”
The debut single from the new STP lineup, Out of Time is currently Top 5 at Active Rock radio and climbing fast.
“We’ve been writing new material and visiting songs from our early albums,” says Robert. “ It all feels new again and we’re excited to get out and play a solid set of songs both old and new.”
STP with Chester Bennington (and Filter opening)
Sept 4 Bethlehem, PA @ Sands Bethlehem Events Center
Sept 6 Sayreville, NJ @  Starland Ballroom
Sept 7 Atlantic City, NJ @ House of Blues
Sept 9 Boston, MA @ House of Blues
Sept 10 Huntington, NY @ Paramount
Sept 13 Oklahoma City, OK @ Downtown Airpark (w/ Motley Crue)
Sept 14 Newkirk, OK @ First Council Casino*
Sept 17 Sunrise, FL @ BB & T Center (FLA Panthers Event)
Sept 18 Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
Sept 20 Columbia, SC @ Township Auditorium
Sept 21 Ft Myers, FL Shockwave Festival – Jet Blue Park
Sept 24 Midland, TX @ La Hacienda Event Center
Sept 26 Tempe, AZ @ Marquee
Sept 27 Las Vegas, NV @ Freemont Street Experience*
Nov 1 Biloxi, MS @ Hard Rock Live*





Las Vegas, NV — Five Finger Death Punch has announced the first dates and on-sale detail of a broad North American itinerary for THE WRONG SIDE OF HEAVEN headline tour.  The excursion kicks off on September 15th at the Aftershock Festival in Sacramento, and will run for more than thirty dates.  Escape The Fate and Miss May I support, with Gemini Syndrome opening the show.  The first appearances will go on-sale the morning of July 20, and details are available here:
The band has created a tour announcement video that can be streamed and shared here:  At 4:30PM Eastern today, bassist Chris Kael will participate in a live video chat with two members of Escape The Fate.  Tune in here:
The first Five Finger Death Punch album of two new releases The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell Volume 1 will be issued on July 30 and can be pre-ordered here:  Currently, the band is co-headlining the 2013 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival alongside Rob Zombie. 
The complete itinerary includes appearances in:
9/15     Sacramento, CA                                              Aftershock Festival
9/17     Medford, OR                                                  Armory
9/18     Eugene, OR                                                     McDonald Theater
9/20     Kennewick, WA                                             Toyota Center
9/21     Post Falls, ID                                                  Greyhound Park
9/22     Missoula, MT                                                  Wilma Theater
9/23     Lethbridge, AB (CAN)                                   EnMax Centre
9/25     Prince George, BC (CAN)                              CN Centre
9/26     Dawson Creek, BC (CAN)                             Encana Events Center
9/28     Calgary, AB (CAN)                                        Mac Hall
9/29     Saskatoon, SK (CAN)                                    Credit Union Center
9/30     Edmonton, AB (CAN)                                   Shaw Conference Center
10/02   Regina, AB (CAN)                                         Brandt Centre
10/04   Fargo, ND                                                       Concert Hall @ The Venue
10/15   Raleigh, NC                                                     The Ritz
10/17   Bossier City, LA                                            Century Tel Arena
10/18   Tulsa, OK                                                       Brady Theater
10/19   Kansas City, MO                                           Midland Theater
10/20   Springfield, MO                                              Shrine Mosque
10/22   Corpus Christi, TX                                        Concrete Street Pavilion
10/23   Pharr, TX                                                        Pharr Event Center
10/26   Lubbock, TX                                                  Lonestar Amphitheater


Baroness’ live version of Cocainium, a track from the band’s upcoming Live at Maida Vale EP, is streaming now via Pitchfork. Cocainium is one of four songs from the band’s breakthrough album Yellow & Green that the quartet recorded during a July 2012 performance at Studio 4 Maida Vale) on BBC Radio 1’s Rock Show. The Live at Maida Vale EP is slated for a July 23 (July 22 in the UK) release via Relapse Records with the track listing as follows:

1. Take My Bones Away
2. March To The Sea
3. Cocainium
4. The Line Between

The EP will be available on an extremely limited edition 12″ vinyl, with the B-side featuring a silk screen of John Baizley’s beautiful and iconic artwork. Live at Maida Vale will also be available for digital download (and all vinyl orders receive a download code). Pre-orders are available via Relapse Records’ website:

Baroness, who recently completed their first round of live U.S. performances since the release of Yellow & Green with stops at Bonnaroo and Orion Festival, return to the road in late July with upcoming performances at Lollapalooza and FYF Fest. The band heads to Europe this autumn with Royal Thunder supporting on all headlining dates worldwide.


Pearl Jam will release their much-anticipated tenth studio album, Lightning Bolt, on Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records on October 15, 2013 in the US. Internationally, the album will be released on October 14, 2013 and distributed by Universal Music Group International. Produced by Brendan O’Brien, Lightning Bolt marks Pearl Jam’s first studio album since the highly acclaimed Backspacer,which was released nearly four years ago in September of 2009. 

“GWAR B-Q Beer”

Everyone’s favorite alien overlord and lead-throat thing of GWAR, Oderus Urungus, will take a brief break from his arctic slumber to get “fucked up with the fans” for the debut of the “GWAR-B-Q Beer”.  The beer was created from a recipe by Rob Chalmers especially for the upcoming GWAR-B-Q (August 17th in Richmond,VA).  But as a special treat for the fans Oderus himself will be travelling (via bat-shaped helicopter, of course…) to Ybor City, Florida to officially debut the brand-new, mind-altering product.
“This is another milestone on the road leading to the GWAR-B-Q, the new GWAR album, and the brand-new GWAR show we will be putting on tour this fall,” said the hardest-partying front-creature in rock. “I am looking forward to meeting with the fans, getting incredibly wasted, and then vomiting all over them. Then we will sell that!”
The event, which is presented by GWAR, Cigar City Brewing, Crowbar Live and DMD will feature free samples of the all new “GWAR B-Q Beer” as well as Brutal Burgers topped with GWAR-B-Q Sauce.
Check out the new GWAR Beer commercial HERE!
“Next product? GWAR meat!” said Oderus.


If the 33-1/3 rpm LP was presented a birthday cake, it would have 65 candles!
The LP (long-play) record was developed by CBS Laboratories, and introduced to the world by CBS’ Goddard Lieberson on June 20th, 1948. The growth of LP sales in the 60s and 70s transformed the record business, generating large profits, and the LP restored the industry to the prominence it had held in the early 1920s, before radio was introduced.
The LP, in many ways, is “back” today, enjoying a renaissance among wide-range of listeners, many of whom weren’t alive during Vinyl’s heyday in the 1970s.  The LP may be 65 this year, but it’s far from retired. 
Thanks for including us in your retail plans, and enjoy your summer!
Best Regards,
The Team at Deer Park Distributors


July 9, 2013
Baltimore, MD: In the spirit of community and collaboration, Record Store Day is happy to co-sponsor, with promoter, 24-7 Entertainment, a brand new music festival: THE SHINDIG.
This is the first festival Record Store Day has sponsored and RSD co-founder, Michael Kurtz, says, “Over half of the Shindig’s featured bands have made special limited edition Record Store Day releases so it makes total sense to return the love and show our support for them and The Shindig. We’re glad to help get this awesome festival off the ground.”
The one-day music event will go down at Baltimore’s Carroll Park in Historic Pigtown on Saturday, September 14th with an eclectic lineup to feature the Dropkick MurphysJoan Jett and The BlackheartsThe Gaslight AnthemClutchThe Mighty Mighty BosstonesReverend Horton HeatThe Hold SteadyJimmie’s Chicken ShackLarry and His FlaskThe Glenmont PopesBad Seed Rising, and a Local Band Contest Winner TBD.
Paul Manna, chief talent buyer of 24-7 Entertainmentsays, “Having Record Store Day put their public stamp of support and approval on this first year festival means a lot to me. As a fan of every artist on the festival, I can say, with confidence, thousands of live music lovers will truly appreciate this lineup as much as we do.”
Bryan Burkert, proprietor of Baltimore’s #1 indie record store, The Sound Garden echoes, “The Sound Garden is proud to be a part of The Shindig Festival. We’ve been drinking PBR and rocking out to these bands for twenty years in our record store. What a lineup!”
And as for the artists themselves, Jean Paul Gaster from veteran Baltimore-area rock band Clutch enthuses, “We look forward to seeing all our friends and family at this years Shindig. Get out there early and check out all the bands. It’s gonna be a great time!”
The all-day event will feature two identical main stages with no over-lapping sets of music. The vending village in The Woods will be the home of the Ripley’s “Believe it or Not” Side Stage featuring rare talent and oddities continuously entertaining throughout the day and evening. A section of The Woods will also include a diverse offering of Baltimore’s best food and beverage options with plenty of seating and shade available.  
Carroll Park is located 1/2 mile from Camden Yards, M&T Bank Stadium, I-95, and I-395. To eliminate any parking concerns, 24-7 Entertainment has reserved several large, secured parking lots that border the festival grounds. Parking passes, which are recommended, can be purchased online, in advance.
The green grass oasis at Carroll Park may be Baltimore’s best-kept secret… until now! The Shindig is proud to welcome festival lovers from all over the Mid-Atlantic region to the beloved hometown of Baltimore, MD.
* Gates open at Noon – Music begins at 1:00pm and ends at 11:00pm
* General Admission tickets are $48.50 until July 17 and $53.50 after July 17
Available through


Los Angeles, CA (July 3, 2013) – Two-time Grammy®-nominated rock band SKILLET have entered Billboard’s Top 200 Album Chart at No. 4 and iTunes Rock Album Chart at No. 1 with new album RISE (Atlantic/Word).

The album’s explosive start was fueled by the success of a four-song rollout at iTunes which saw the first two tracks, “Sick Of It” and “American Noise,” both hit No. 1 on the iTunes Rock Songs Chart (and at one point, were No. 1 and 2 on the chart), while the third and fourth-released songs, “Rise” and “Not Gonna Die,” each shot to No. 2. The band has also been building momentum with radio promotion, a social media blitz and festival show performances. The past two weeks Skillet hosted their first ever VIP fan events titled “Road to Rise” in Nashville and Chicago. The Chicago Sun-Times heralded the event stating that it “redefines the VIP experience.” In the digital world, the platinum-selling band did an exclusive album stream and podcast premiere with Billboard, video premieres with Revolver and Guitar World and a song premiere with USA Today, to name a few. The high media profiles lead up to the band’s late night debut on CONAN on July 11.
“Skillet has become increasingly deft at straddling the tricky line between faith-based idealism and secular universality,” wrote Billboard. “Rise takes the balance a step further, mixing new sonic flavors into the group’s hard-rock bombast.” USA Today gave the album 3 out of 4 stars, People praised the band for “taking their hard rock to higher ground,” and Loudwire gave Rise 4 out of 5 stars and wrote, “the songwriting has more depth, there’s added diversity and plenty of potential hit singles.”
Following recent performances at several major festivals, including Rock on the Range and Rocklahoma, Skillet (vocalist/bassist John Cooper, guitarist/keyboardist Korey Cooper, drummer/vocalist Jen Ledger and guitarist Seth Morrison) are gearing up to hit the road with Shinedown on the upcoming Carnival of Madness tour. Kicking off August 13th at the Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica in Cleveland, the tour will also feature Papa Roach, In This Moment and We As Human. They’ll follow by heading overseas for their first-ever tour with Nickelback, a month-long jaunt that will see Skillet playing Milan, Paris, Vienna, London, and many more (itinerary below).
CARNIVAL OF MADNESS 2013 TOUR DATES (additional dates to be announced)

     CITY                                                       VENUE

8/13     Cleveland, OH                                     Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
8/14     Philadelphia, PA                                 Mann Center for the Performing Arts
8/16     Canandaigua, NY                                Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center
8/17     Cincinnati, OH                                      PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center
8/18     Bloomington, IL                                  US Cellular Coliseum
8/20     Burgettstown, PA                              First Niagara Pavilion
8/21     Bristow, VA                                          Jiffy Lube Live
8/23     Tinley Park, IL                                      First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
8/25     Cedar Rapids, IA                                 U.S. Cellular Center
8/27     Clarkston, MI                                       DTE Energy Music Theatre
8/28     Big Flats, NY                                          Tags
8/30     Charlotte, NC                                       Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
8/31     Virginia Beach, VA                            Farm Bureau Live
9/1       Raleigh, NC                                           The Red Hat Amphitheater
9/6       Allegan, MI                                           Allegan County Fair
9/10     Morrison, CO                                       Red Rocks Amphitheatre
9/14     Sacramento, CA`                                Discovery Park
10/26     Saint-Herblian, FR                            Le Zenith Nantes Metropole
10/29     Milan, Italy                                          Mediolanum Forum       
10/31     Vienna, Austria                                 Stadthalle
11/2       Warsaw, Poland                               Towar
11/4       Berlin, Germany                               02 Arena
11/5       Mannheim, Germany                    Sap Arena
11/7       Prague, Czech Rep                          02 Arena
11/8       Budapest, Hungary                         Budapestarenaban
11/10     Zurich, Switzerland                          Hallenstadion
11/11     Oberhausen, Germany                 Konig Pilsener Arena
11/13     Copenhagen, Denmark                 Forum Copenhagen
11/14     Oslo, Norway                                     Telenor Arena
11/15     Gothenburg, Sweden                    Scandinavium
11/18     Amsterdam, Netherlands            Ziggo Dome
11/20     Paris, France                                      Bercy
11/21     Brussels, Belgium                             Forest National
11/23     Liverpool, UK                                     Echo Arena
11/24     London, UK                                        O2 Arena
11/26     Glasgow, UK                                      The Hydro
11/27     Leeds, UK                                            Leeds Arena