Friday, November 30, 2012

Orange Goblin 2013 Tour Schedule

Here is proof positive the world won't come to a crashing halt on December 12. Orange Goblin Touring Schedule for 2013, so far!


Sat 26 – Workmans Club, Dublin, Rep. of Ireland
Sun 27 – Limelight 2, Belfast, N. Ireland
Wed 30 – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff, Wales
Thu 31 – The Haunt, Brighton, England


Fri 1 – Talking Heads, Southampton, England
Sat 2 – White Rabbit, Plymouth, England
Sun 3 – The Fleece, Bristol, England
Tue 5 – Waterfront Studio, Norwich, England
Wed 6 – Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton, England
Thu 7 – Corporation, Sheffield, England
Fri 8 – The Duchess, York, England
Sat 9 – NQ Live, Manchester, England
Mon 11 – King Tuts, Glasgow, Scotland
Tue 12 – o2 Academy 2, Liverpool, England
Wed 13 – Rock City, Nottingham, England
Fri 15 – o2 Islington Academy, London, England
Sat 23 – Soundwave Festival, Brisbane, Australia
Sun24 – Soundwave Festival, Sydney, Australia


Fri 1 – Soundwave Festival, Melbourne, Australia
Sat 2 – Soundwave Festival, Adelaide, Australia
Mon 4 – Soundwave Festival, Perth, Australia

Straight after Australia the band will fly to North America for a full, extensive tour of the US and Canada. Dates to be announced within the next few weeks.

Following this the band will be doing a FULL EUROPEAN TOUR throughout June, July and August.

We will then return to North America in September and October with plans also being made for Mexico, South America and Asia.

Keep checking the OG sites  for more details.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Diamond Plate Announce New Singer

Chicago thrashers DIAMOND PLATE have confirmed the addition of MATT ARES to the band as their new vocalist and bassist, following the departure of former frontman JON MACAK.

The band have started working on the follow-up to their 2011 debut album, GENERATION WHY?, with the new album due to be released in 2013.

DIAMOND PLATE have issued the following statement:

(Left to right: Konrad Kupiec, Mario Cianci, Matt Ares, Jim Nicademus) "Over the past few months we have been writing and demoing songs for the next album. During that time, we felt that the chemistry between Jon and the rest of the band wasn't as strong as it needed to be. We decided to move on, and find someone that shared the same passion to create the music that we've always wanted to make. We wish Jon all the best, and we want to thank him for being a part of this band.

"We are extremely excited to announce and welcome Matt Ares into the band as vocalist and bassist. Matt has really been a breath of fresh air for us, and in the first two weeks of jamming with him we were able to create an entirely new batch of songs and finish demoing the second album. Matt's voice and playing add new dimensions to our sound, and we can't wait for everyone to hear the band now. Thanks for always supporting, and keep your ears open for a new Diamond Plate record in 2013!"

See DIAMOND PLATE live at their final show of the year:

Dec. 29 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues (w/ CHIMAIRA)

DIAMOND PLATE's debut album, GENERATION WHY?, is out now worldwide. Get the album in North America at or in Europe at

GENERATION WHY? is also available on iTunes at

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Friday, November 16, 2012

Browning Part Ways With Rhythm Section

It is with much sadness and a heavy heart that I must report that the Browning are losing two of the finest musicians I've ever had the pleasure of shooting (with my Canon) and hanging with. The rhythm section comprised of Noah Robertson on drums and Jesse Glidewell on bass are departing the Browning says lead singer Jonny McBee.

Hey everyone! Just wanted to update you on somethings!
Jesse and Noah have both decided to step down both for their own personal reasons. I want to thank both of them for putting work into this with us! This doesn't effect any of our upcoming touring plans and our NEW ALBUM we are in the process of writing :)

Stoked for you guys to hear these new songs when its ready, and stoked to see all of you out at some shows!
Another big tour update coming next week :)

Drew will be going back to bass, and our friend Cody is coming out to play drums! See you all soon! ♥

- Jonny

Hat's off to Noah and Jesse! Kali Diaries wishes you long life and prosperity. I'd also like to add a warm welcome to Cody Stewart who is taking over on drums.

You can still see the Browning on tour this holiday season! Check them out!

Monday, November 12, 2012

All Hail The Yeti: new drummer and tour dates

Kicking off just days ago Los Angeles-based stoner/groove metallers ALL HAIL THE YETI is currently embarked on the recently announced Reconcile For Revenge Tour, the first full trek in support of their self-titled debut full-length, released at the end of August worldwide via AFM Records. The outfit is currently raging across the western half of the country, and has just expanded the tour, adding an additional slew of dates to the brutal trek.

ALL HAIL THE YETI has also confirmed the recent addition of a new drummer following the recent departure of Skylar Feigel. Frontman Connor Garritty released an official statement on the new band member this week: We are very excited to announce that we have recruited a new drummer. Steve White officially joined the band in early October. His enthusiasm and positivity are a refreshing start to this new chapter of the band. He is an outstanding drummer that brings a whole new element to the table that we never had before. The vibe during rehearsals is better than it has ever been, and we feel very blessed to have found someone with the same goals and drive to succeed that we do. Having fun and being able to create on a brotherhood level has always been important to AHTY. Sometimes artistic relationships are difficult, and seeing eye-to-eye is often very tiring. When creative differences get in the way of progress, at some point someone needs to make a choice. With that being said Skylar decided that it was time to move on from AHTY, to pursue further musical goals. We wish him nothing but the best for his career to come. He will always be one of the family, and we support his decision one hundred percent.”

ALL HAIL THE YETI Reconcile For Revenge Tour [remaining dates]:
11/12/2012 Shea’s Tavern - Reno, NV
11/13/2012 American Legion - South Lake Tahoe, CA w/ System Divide, Idekay
11/15/2012 The Red Room - Portland, OR
11/16/2012 McCoy’s Tavern - Olympia, WA
11/17/2012 Sunset Tavern - Seattle, WA w/ Zero Down
11/18/2012 Tony V's Garage - Everett, WA
11/19/2012 Johnny V’s - San Jose, CA w/ The Driftwood Sinn, Death Valley High
11/20/2012 Eli's Mile High - Oakland, CA w/ The Driftwood Sinn
11/21/2012 The Hemlock - San Francisco, CA
11/23/2012 Stingers - San Bernardino, CA
11/24/2012 Whisky A-Go-Go - West Hollywood, CA
11/29/2012 The Drunken Lass - Prescott, AZ w/ Laid In Stone
11/30/2012 Warehouse 21 - Santa Fe, NM w/ Polarization, Cassovita, Laid In Stone
12/01/2012 The Little Nickel - Colorado Springs, CO w/ Black Pussy, Tree Of Woe, Laid In Stone
12/03/2012 The Boobytrap - Topeka, KS w/ Laid In Stone, Eleven After
12/04/2012 Riot Room - Kansas City, MO w/ Laid In Stone
12/05/2012 The Eclipse - Tulsa, OK w/ Laid In Stone, Candace Has Cometh
12/06/2012 The Chameleon - Oklahoma City, OK w/ Laid In Stone
12/08/2012 The Rail Club @ Toys For Tots Ride For Dime - Ft. Worth, TX w/ Laid In Stone
12/10/2012 Rogue On Dixon - Fayetteville, AR w/ Laid In Stone, Cowards
12/11/2012 Headhunters - Austin, TX w/ Laid In Stone
12/12/2012 Texas Zeros - Corpus Christi, TX w/ Laid In Stone
12/13/2012 Zombies - San Antonio, TX w/ Laid In Stone
12/15/2012 Billy O's - Ventura, CA w/ Laid In Stone

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Between the Buried and Me - The Parallax II: Future Sequence

Between the Buried and Me released The Parallax II: Future Sequence on October 9, 2012 via Metal Blade Records. To say this is a concept album is a bit of an understatement. The North Carolina based band released a very heady, sometimes confusing, but always interesting album. Parallax sounds like some groovy 70s Yes inspired album. It's full of guitars and keyboards and harmonies. It's a total throwback with a modern feel. Nothing on Parallax feels dated. The songs showcase the guitar work of Paul Waggoner and Dustie Waring in a truly inspired way. What's totally cool about this album is that the guitars are very Yes, very ELP and it has the vocal harmonies of prog rock but it also has the crazy growly vocals that meander in and out of already complex fusion compositions.

Parallax is a musical journey. You feel a bit like Alice though the looking glass. You never know where the album is going to take you. You just intuitively know that the path is going to be fun and interesting. Parallax is lovely and ethereal in some places and a spasmodic cacophonous mishigosh in others. Between the Buried and Me is the Frank Zappa for the 21st Century.

I love the musical landscape of The Parallax II. Between the Buried and Me are amazing musicians and what Dan Griggs creates with his bass lines perfectly complement Paul Waggoner and Dustie Waring on guitar. Tommy Rogers adds layers and ambiance with the keyboards while Blake Richardson flourishes behind his drum kit. The combination is heady. You lose yourself in the album. Parallax II is music without borders. Between the Buried and Me can't be pigeon holed into one set category.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Friday Night November Dance Party

SQUEEEEEE Another Friday Night Dance Party is upon us! This Friday Night brings us post Halloween, post Dia De Los Muertos, Sandy - lots of tricks and treats. Tonite's Dance Party is dedicated to my friends and family in Jersey! Neither rain, nor surge, nor dark of night (thanx PSE&G) can put a dent in our Ramones P-Funk Revolution! I bring you five brand spanking new and totally bitchen to get your Friday Night Groove Thang started!

First up is a video featuring the "love of my life" (falls over in school gyrl giggles) From Berliner Untergrund TV here is Daniel Gun with Mehrals ein 16er-Nr25 featuring a very sexy very loverly Burkhard Schmitt of Hate Squad as part of the posse.

Next up is a wicked tune by Okkultokrati entitled Snakereigns. It's short, but totally bitchen!

Totally not gonna leave my buds in The Browning out of this dance party. They are fun to shoot (with my Canon) and are a great band to interview to boot! Here is Dominator from their choice album Burn This World.

Not gonna lie! This month, the dance party is populated by friends. That's coz my friends rock! And none rock harder than Jessie, Mauro, Juan, and Carlos in Bonded By Blood! Their album, The Aftermath is gonna be in everybody's Top 5 Albums of 2012! Hell, it's in my Top 3! If you missed them on tour this year, take heart. These guys live to be on the road! They are just killer live. Here's Crawling In The Shadows! SQUEEEEEEEE

Psychotically Fast Drumming? Check. Wicked Time Changes? Check. Blistering Guitars? Check. Oppressive Heaviness? Check. oooooohhhhhhh ***Drools**** Must be new Relicseed music. Here is the first live performance of Serial Leader from their upcoming album.

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