Thursday, April 27, 2017

RIDE FOR RONNIE: Steven Adler, Gilby Clarke, Lita Ford, Jeff Pilson, Sons of Anarchy's Emilio Rivera and More Join 3rd Annual Motorcycle Rally & Concert

                                        Sunday, May 7, Riding from Glendale to Encino, CA
Special Performance Announcement Coming Soon...
Benefitting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund, Raising Awareness and Funds for Cancer Charity
Hosted by Radio Personality Eddie Trunk
Featuring Performances from Lynch Mob, Eddie Money, Rough Cutt, Dio Disciples, The Loveless, Sonia Harley and No Small Children

The 3rd annual RIDE FOR RONNIE Motorcycle Rally and Concert, benefitting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, is set for Sunday, May 7, 2017, comprising a Motorcycle Ride through the streets of Los Angeles County and an afternoon of live music.  Last year's RIDE FOR RONNIE event raised over $50,000 for the cancer charity.
Riders will assemble at Harley-Davidson of Glendale with kickstands up at 11AM. Among those expected to join Dio Cancer Fund co-founder and president Wendy Dio and the cavalcade of motorcycle riders are rockers Lita FordGilby Clarke (former Guns N' Roses guitarist), Sean McNabb (Lynch Mob), Taime Downe (Faster Pussycat) and Xavier Muriel (Buckcherry) plus actors Chris Bruno (The Dead Zone) and Sons of Anarchy's Emilio RiveraRusty Coones and Star Fields.
Gates at Los Encinos Park in Encino will open at 11:30AM for the concert portion of the event, featuring live entertainment provided by rockers LYNCH MOBEDDIE MONEYROUGH CUTTDIO DISCIPLES , THE LOVELESSSONIA HARLEY and NO SMALL CHILDREN. Radio personality EDDIE TRUNK will handle hosting duties at the event, which will also include a raffle, silent and live auctions, food trucks, merchandise vendors and more. Lita FordAlex Grossi (Quiet Riot guitarist), Jeff Pilson (Foreigner and former Dio guitarist), Marc Ferrari (Cold Sweat) and Marty O'Brien (Lita Ford) will be on hand for the concert festivities.
Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler is currently organizing players for an all-star jam, with more details set to be announced soon.
A donation of $25,000 will be presented to Dr. David Wong of the UCLA School of Dentistry to help fund his team's research into the development of a simple, non-invasive saliva test for the early detection of cancer. This is part of the Dio Cancer Fund's commitment to this ground-breaking project, which is in keeping with its message that early detection saves lives.  
There will be a display illustrating breakthroughs in the gastric cancer research that is being done at UCLA by Dr. Wong's team, and he will be present to help explain these inroads to interested fans.  Additionally, the Dio Cancer Fund will be distributing complimentary bottles of sunscreen along with skin cancer prevention information.
The silent auction will be held in one of the exhibit booths throughout the afternoon, while live auctions, featuring one-of-a-kind rock collectables, will take place during intervals between artist performances.  Live Auction, raffle and silent auction items include a stage-worn full-length leather EDDIE MONEY trenchcoat from his 2000 "Millennium Tour," a Great White acoustic guitar signed by the band members, Dio photo book signed by all of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, a Black Sabbath collectables and merchandise bundle, a variety of concert tickets, wine-tasting certificates, and much, much more.
Los Angeles' premier rock radio station, 95.5 KLOS, has come on board this year as an event sponsor and will be out in force at Harley Davidson in Glendale for the start of the RIDE.
Slammin Sliders, G's Taco Spot, Greenz on Wheelz and Archie's Ice Cream food trucks will be on site at the Park throughout the afternoon.  Premium beer sponsored by Ninkasi Brewing Company will be available as well as Graffiti Wine, water courtesy of Solar Rain and soft drinks. Additional RIDE FOR RONNIE sponsors include Harley-Davidson of Glendale, Law Tigers and Bigg Time Entertainment.  
An array of merchandise t-shirts, baseball-style shirts, caps, CDs, wristbands, event souvenirs, etc. will be available for purchase and a "Jumble Sale" booth featuring gently-used items and collectables benefiting the Dio Cancer Fund will be also on site at the park. Additional merchandise vendors will also participate.
Both riders and concert-goers can purchase their tickets by visiting:
Pre-Registration Prices:
 $35/rider (includes concert admission)
 $10/passenger (includes concert admission)
 $25 concert admission only
Day of Event Prices:
 $40/rider (includes concert admission)
 $10/passenger (includes concert admission)
 $30 concert admission only
2017 RIDE FOR RONNIE Motorcycle Ride and Concert Schedule
Sunday, May 7, 2017
9:00am - 10:45am: Rider Check-In & On-Site Registration
9:00am - 10:30am Continental Breakfast
Kickstands up at 11:00am
Harley Davidson of Glendale
3717 San Fernando Rd., Glendale, CA 91204
11:30AM - Gates open
11:45AM- 5PM Concert
Los Encinos State Historic Park 
16756 Moorpark Street Encino, CA 91436
About The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund:
The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund ( was formed in memory of the legendary rock singer Ronnie James Dio, who lost his life to gastric cancer in 2010.   A privately funded 501(c)(3) public charity, the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund has already raised nearly $2million since its inception.  Monies raised have been committed to the cancer research work of the T. J. Martell Foundation for Cancer, AIDS and Leukemia Research, the gastric cancer research unit of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, where Ronnie was treated for gastric cancer during the last six months of his life, and other cancer research projects. Most recently, the Dio Cancer Fund has committed funds to support the research of Dr. David Wong and his team at the UCLA School of Dentistry in developing a simple, non-invasive saliva test for the early detection of cancer, which is in keeping with the Fund's mission of cancer prevention, research and education.

Former Lead Vox of Bellusira, Crystal Ignite, is BACK! New Single PLUS on Guitar Ben Moody of Evanescence!

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

"Everything You Break" Premiered on

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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. Originally premiered on, "Everything You Break" was written by Crystal Ignite, Andrew Bojanic, and Liz Hooper and produced by Crystal Ignite and WizardzOfOz.
Everything You Break" is one of the most emotional tracks I have written. It is a tragic love song, a break-up song, that brings the realization that the person you loved was not who you thought they were.
Having Ben Moody featured on guitar makes this track even more special. The breaking Evanescence album he co-wrote was extremely influential on me and my early music career. Working with him on this track is a true honor.Crystal Ignite.
To say that Crystal Ignite is excited about returning to Australia to tour would be a total understatement. Crystal is bloody ecstatic! Backed by a stellar new group, the five piece outfit are embarking on an eleven date national run of shows in support of Crystal’s powerful new single "Everything You Break."
Best known to audiences as the dynamic and empowering frontwoman of globetrotting hard rock act Bellusira (who have sadly called it a day), Crystal Ignite has kickstarted this brand new chapter of her career by pouring her creative heart and soul into an EP’s worth of sessions in Melbourne just last month.
"Everything You Break" (ft Evanescence's Ben Moody on guitar) is an eclectic mix of tribal drum driven alt-pop that still draws upon Crystal’s love of all things rock, while telling a tragic tale of love gone wrong with the initial deception and eventual personal redemption that encompasses it.
Crystal will also be announcing a touring line-up for her return to the US later in the year.
As a singer-songwriter with Bellusira who released two albums and toured throughout the US, Australia and New Zealand with names such as HalestormSeetherHELLYEAHThe Misfits, and Fly Leaf, the band also landed on major festivals with KornRob ZombieFive Finger Death Punch, and many more. Crystal’s relocation to Los Angeles also saw her work closely with co-writer Will Hunt (Evanescence) and band member Koichi Fukuda (Static-X).
Having also just secured a world-wide licensing deal with and Extreme Music, Crystal Ignite is set to unleash her powerhouse vocals and songs once again, showing why she’s one of the most talented women in rock today.
Catch Crystal Ignite Live
04/28 @ Flannagans - Mount Gambier, SA/
04/29 @ Enigma Bar - Adelaide, SA
05/06 @ The Workers Club - Melbourne, VIC
05/12 @ Sooki Lounge - Belgrave, VIC
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Mammothor Release Three Teaser Videos For Their New LP- 'DEVOTION LOST'

NEW ENGLAND Hard Rock/Metal act Mammothor have released three teaser videos in anticipation of their new LP DEVOTION LOST, set to hit store shelves and digital outlets April 28th. Recorded at New Alliance Audio in Cambridge, MA (Godsmack, Powerman 5000), mixed and engineered by Kyle Paradis (I Was Awake), and mastered by Jay Frigoletto (Alice in Chains, Shinedown, Tesla, Nonpoint) at MASTERSUITE, DEVOTION is 12 tracks of full-on East Coast Rock fury including the first single "Faith Healer", which will impact radio next week.
Devotion Lost sees MAMMOTHOR, long a staple in the New England Rock scene who have shared stages with the likes of Living Colour, Saving Abel, Fuel, Powerman 5000, Orgy, Eve 6, Hinder, Ted Nugent and more, vocalist Travis Lowell, Josh Johnson (guitar), Dana Sharpton (guitar), Dusty Mulholland (bass – studio only), and Nick Raby (drums) straying drastically at times from their blues rock roots and delving into bold, progressive new territory.
Opener "Howling Baying Jackal" recalls classic heavy metal in the vein of Iron Maiden, followed up by "Skin" an edgy alt-metal burner, with a dark, chanting core. The lyrics to "Skin" additionally provided inspiration for the eye catching album art on Devotion Lost, created by Italian graphic designer Maurizio Piccinelli. First single "Faith Healer" sees the band settling into a more classic hard-rock style with a tune that’s radio-ready while still maintaining a dark, progressive Metal edge. The back-to-back duo of "Shadows of Oblivion" and "Elusive Engineer" sees Devotion Lost making perhaps the most stark stylistic shift; from screaming vocals and guitar driven heavy metal on "Shadows" to a melodic, moody ballad in the form of "Engineer".
The album is rounded out by "Blood-Soaked Candy Heart", "a twisted love story," according to vocalist Travis Lowell, followed by the band’s re-imagining of their previous track "Tyrannicide", and the crushing, "Pillar of Simeon".
Teaser Video #1:
Teaser Video #2:
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Track List:
1. Howling Baying Jackal
2. Skin
3. Anatma
4. Faith Healer
5. Shadows of Oblivion
6. Elusive Engineer
7. This Is Not An Exit
8. Generation Thief
9. Blood-Soaked Candy Heart 10 Launch Pad
10. Tyrannicide
11. Pillar of Simeon


Watch "A Darkened Gospel" Drum Playthrough at HERE

Stream "A Darkened Gospel" on Spotify HERE
Purchase on iTunes HERE

New York City deathcore quartet A Wake in Providence recently announced signing to Outerloop Records, along with the release of their latest track, "A Darkened Gospel," which was hailed by Metal Injectionas "a relentlessly destructive track that slows down for no more and annihilates everything in its wake."Today, the band has partnered with Gear Gods to kick off a series of playthrough videos, starting with a drum playthrough of "A Darkened Gospel" by the band's drummer, Anthony Adipietro. The video will be followed by two more, a guitar playthrough by D'Andre Tyre, as well as a second drum cover for "The Imperfect: Iconoclast." Head to Gear Gods here to check it out and stay tuned for more video releases. Here is what Anthony had to say about recording the series:

"I'm super excited to have been able to film these videos! I was able to perform and record the tracks in a comfortable environment and have my buddies D'Andre Tyre produce the audio and Joe Flannery film the videos. I had a blast tracking these, hope you guys enjoy 'em ! Big thanks to Vratim Footwear, Meinl Cymbals, Vic Firth Sticks and Axis Percussion." -  Anthony Adipietro

Formed in 2010 from unremarkable beginnings, A Wake In Providence diligently grew to become the renowned and otherworldly force they are today. Originally a heavier-than-your-average deathcore act, the band's debut 2010 demo and 2012 debut EP Serpents saw them infusing a raw and ruthless take on traditional deathcore with contemporary metallic elements to make something sharp enough to cut its way through the thicket of bland, boring heavy music acts. While Serpents gained the band notoriety in their local area, it wasn't until the release of their sophomore EP, Insidious, that the band went from prodigally talented to true rising stars in the heavy music community. Adding a liberal dose of downtempo deathcore to their instrumental stylings, Insidious earned the band global infamy and critical acclaim, as well as tours with some of the underground's bigger names-including In Dying Arms (Tragic Hero Records), Extortionist and Lorna Shore (Outerloop Records), as well as several smaller solo runs along the East Coast.

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A Wake in Providence - "A Darkened Gospel" Drum Playthrough
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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

WICKED WEDNESDAY Live Interview with Angelica Garcia

By Contributor for BANGS! Music & Entertainment
 IntheKeyofChange Music Journalist- Jackie Cular

Photo by Joey Wharton

Angelica Garcia has a voice wise beyond her years. The twenty-two year old was uprooted from her Los Angeles home when her moved to Accomac, Virginia. The Garcia's moved into a two hundred year old gothic brick home, whose spirits clearly had an affect on the burgeoning singer-songwriter.

Angelica Garcia embraces the solitude to write and record demos for what would become her debut album Medicine for Birds. The album delicately meshes Americana and blues though tales of bad dating ("Orange Flower"), growing up ("Little Bird"), and dealing with otherworldly spirits ("The Devil Can Get In"). Garcia's demos featured shoebox drums, harmonica improv, and creaking doors. Her next album will focus more on the singer's Latin roots.

For her Record Store Day performance, which was also Earth day, Angelica Garcia performed her new song "Not a Pipeline," written for the Sioux Indians at Standing Rock, about the Dakota Access Pipeline. Her voice is haunting yet powerful on the track.

Angelica Garcia is planning on focusing on writing her sophomore album after the tour wraps.

Music Journalist Jackie Cular Interviews Music Artist 
Angelica Garcia

Angelica Garcia - Little Bird

Photos Taken by Jackie Cular


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Chaotic Core Noise Punk band American Standards has shared their top video picks!

American Standards slated to be known for their taste in music..."purveyors of noise" took time out to share some of their favorite videos. Check out what American Standards has going on- New Album Release Anti-Melody PLUS They have recently put out a couple of new music videos themselves. 

Interview with lead vocalist Brandon Kellum of American Standards coming up this Friday in BANGS! Music & Entertainment KEEP PLUGGED IN!

Presenting American Standards Video Picks

Drummer Mitch Hosier Chose:
マキシマム ザ ホルモン "え・い・り・あ・ん"

Bassist Steven Mandell Chose:
Nirvana- In Bloom 

Guitarist Corey Ronskowski Chose:
Cancer Bats 'Sabotage'

Vocalist Brandon Kellum Chose: 


Austin, TX - April 25, 2017 - All-female pop-rock band, The Mrs, are premiering the new lyric video for their song, "Cravings", exclusively today with Unwritten. Watch HERE. "The Mrs is a Texas-based all-female band that's setting out to change the way women view themselves and their place in the world," Unwritten notes. "Today, young women need more than ever to feel as if they're enough, and that's exactly what The Mrs is here to relay to all the ladies of the world." "Cravings" is featured on The Mrs' recently released self-titled debut album, available now on iTunesAmazon and all other digital platforms. For more information on The Mrs, please visit:
The Mrs' self-titled debut album, which officially released on March 10th, is designed to connect with today's contemporary women who strive to live a full and active life, without limitationsThe band's music speaks to the modern woman, exploring the daily reality of wives and mothers, while offering a support network and a message of empowerment, in an effort to shift the cultural tide. In support of this debut album, the band performed at SXSW and Texas Rockfest this past March, and look forward to more tour dates in 2017.
Drummer and band founder Andra Liemandt expresses the mission of her all female, four piece pop rock band:  "I began writing songs to connect with women like me -- mothers who strive for a full life and want to have it all: personal relationships, careers, marriages and friendships. We want to experience a multitude of life experiences that aren't often portrayed on mainstream radio. Soon, my personal project turned into a movement when I formed The Mrs, to help women see themselves in a more positive light and change the negative self-talk that happens when they look in the mirror." 
The Mrs features Andra Liemandt on drums, Mandy Prater on guitar/vocals, Jenny Mason on bass guitar and Larissa Ness on keyboard/vocals.
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