HIVESMASHER is reuniting after their 3 year hiatus, come back show with ENEMY SOIL Aug. 18 in Brooklyn, NY

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After many rejected offers to reunite, we are excited to welcome back HIVESMASHER and announce their resurrecting performance on August 18. They will be supporting ENEMY SOIL at Brooklyn Bazaar. Early bird tickets are only $17. 

Click here to get your tickets now and track any future HIVESMASHER shows. 

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AUSTIN LUCAS is heading out on tour in support of his new album IMMORTAL AMERICANS

We are only three weeks away from the official start of Austin Lucas' tour promoting his new album IMMORTAL AMERICANSPre-order's are available now as he gets ready to come play it live at a venue near you. 

For ticket information and to track future shows head to Austin's BandsinTown

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BEITTHEMEANS is joining Swedish Heavy Metal act MUSTASCH on tour this Fall

Dates are out for MUSTASCH tour and will be featuring BEITTHEMEANS. Starting in Allston, Massachussets on September 6th they will be hitting 27 venues and bringing Southern Rock to you! You can catch them in your city by tracking Beitthemeans on Bandsintown.  

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AUSTIN LUCAS Premieres new single via American Songwriter

On August 17, Austin Lucas will release a new album, Immortal Americans. Following 2016’s Between The Moon And The MidwestImmortal Americansmarks Lucas’ first release since parting ways with label New West Records, and also follows major life events like Lucas’ finding sobriety and helping his partner get through cancer.

Lucas co-produced Immortal Americans with Will Johnson, known for his work both as a solo artist and with the band Centro-matic. The famed Steve Albini recorded and mixed the album.

Ahead of Immortal Americans‘ release, Lucas has shared the album’s title track. “Immortal Americans” begins as a slow lament for outsiders and underdogs, before eventually building to a melodic anthem that celebrates those who transcended their outsider statuses to find community with like-minded, compassionate folks.

“This song is dedicated to the outsiders and ‘freaks’ who grew up in small towns and the rural countrysides of America, the folks who discovered themselves and suffered for it when their identities fell outside of the mainstream,” Lucas says. “Hated at school, misunderstood at home, singled out by cops, chased through alleyways, and attacked by classmates and neighbors—too many of us experienced an alienating, anxious, and oftentimes scary childhood. However difficult these early experiences were, many of us were fortunate enough to find like-minded people. We created lifelong bonds, weathered numerous trials, lifted each other up, and became stronger, more compassionate human beings. I wrote this song for us.”

- American Songwriter

HEAVY MOUNTAIN FEST reveals lineup, tickets on sale now

Do you love metal? Do you love beer? Do you live within reasonable traveling distance of Asheville, NC? Do you have plans this Labor Day weekend? If you answered “yes” to the first three questions and “no” to the last, you’re gonna wanna get in on this: the first annual Heavy Mountain Music & Beer Fest, set to take place — you guessed it — this Labor Day weekend (September 1 and 2) in Asheville, NC! A self-proclaimed “celebration of metal and beer atop the mountains of North Carolina,” the fest will bring together some of metal’s finest bands with some of the best craft breweries out there right now.

MetalSucks can now share the line-up for the fest, which is crazy impressive:

Sat Sept 1 @ The Mothlight  
Bask
Toke
Temptations Wings
Green Fiend

Sun Sept 2 @ The Orange Peel 
High on Fire
Obituary
Black Tusk
Inter Arma
Young Widows

Pretty friggin’ cool, right?

The full performance schedule and tap list will be announced in August — but tickets are on sale right now! It’s gonna be a blast. Be there or be square!

- MetalSucks

GrindEthos + BrookLAdelphia events this summer

Team GE is teaming up with our friends BrookLAdelphia twice this summer for fun-fill musical events!

BrookLAdelphia & Grind Ethos present RUMOURS: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac

June 20 7:30PM at C'mon Everybody

Brooklyn scene artists come together for a magical night of classics made new

 

The 5th Annual Porch Stomp  - GrindEthos + BrookLAdelphia Stage

June 24 12PM at Governor's Island

Folk and Americana artists perform for free out in the sun! A family-friendly event.

 

 

HECTORINA premieres music video via GHOST CULT

"Up and coming Charlotte, NC based rock band Hectorina is dropping a new album, Muck, this Friday, June 1st. In advance of the release, the band has partnered up with Ghost Cult to drop their new music video for their song ‘Beyond The Trees’.

The band commented:

Written during the 2016 election cycle, this album is inspired by the sound and attitudes of 90’s post-rock, post-punk and classic pop rock. Muck explores repetition, despondence, and trying to find peace of mind in this murky modern America.”

Calling to mind the best indie and alt-rock bands from the 1990s, Hectorina seamlessly filters these flavors into a sound uniquely their own. They have performed with many high-profile acts including Sylvan EssoBlitzen Trapper, and The Ataris, and even created a rock opera Collywobble. They have also appeared at Hopscotch Music Festival, CMJ Music Marathon, Indie Grits Film Festival and more events. You can follow the band order their new album from Bandcamp: When you preorder vinyl from http://hectorina.bandcamp.com/ you’ll receive (1) a mix cd-r of outtakes, b-sides and demos (2) a custom lyric sheet and (3) stickers with your purchase."

- GHOST CULT MAGAZINE

GrindEthos welcomes rock trio LITTLE VICIOUS \m/

Gnarly garage-rock trio LITTLE VICIOUS blasted onto the New York scene a couple of years ago and have been gaining street cred for their outrageously fun live shows and killer jams. Their new album set to drop late 2018 will rock your socks off. Stay tuned for news, shows, and tracks.  FACEBOOK  INSTAGRAM  BANDCAMP  YOUTUBE   \m/

STONECUTTERS Talk Recording the New Album on GEAR GODS, Announce Summer Tour

Kentucky metal heads STONECUTTERS talk shop on Gear Gods!

Kentucky-based metal band Stonecutters are all about two things: big, sexy riffs and big, sexy gear. And you want a piece of that, right? Well, you’re in luck, because the band just put out an in-depth rundown with guitarist Nick Burks, who talks about some of the guitars he used to track their newest album. So pull up a chair, pop on some headphones, and get ready to talk shop.

In this gear-fueled adventure, Nick gives us the rundown of his DC-400, made by Carvin Guitars. It’s a pretty sweet axe, and Nick gives a very detailed, informative, and above all else, classy breakdown of the instrument and how it was used on the new record. The video is also peppered with plenty of behind-the-scenes studio antics, as well as a listen to some new cuts from the band.

As Nick states in the video, the new Stonecutters record is due out this year, and we simply can’t wait to hear it. And to coincide with the new tunes, the band is hitting the road in late-May on their “Gods & Monsters Tour”. While you wait for the dates (below) to approach, be sure to stream and buy their most recent record Blood Moon from their website and hit ’em up on Facebook.

 - Isaac Stolzer-Gary, Gear Gods