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April 24, 2009

KIDZ BOP And McDONALD'S Rock Today's Most Popular Music with a New HAPPY MEAL

SERIES OF EIGHT CDs FEATURES 33 HIT SONGS INCLUDING ORIGINAL "KIDZ BOP WORLD" BONUS TRACK

(New York, NY) - Kids have a new reason to get moving this spring when they enjoy a McDonald's Happy Meal. KIDZ BOP, the most popular and most recognized music product in the U.S. for kids ages five to 12, and McDonald's are joining together for the first time, making the popular music brand available with the purchase of new KIDZ BOP-themed Happy Meal.

With each Happy Meal, kids will receive one of eight CDs featuring four KIDZ BOP hit songs - sung for kids, by kids - plus the bonus original track, "KIDZ BOP World." The Happy Meal will be available from April 24 through May 21, and offer kids the opportunity to embrace their inner star through interactive features on HappyMeal.com and KIZBOP.com.

KIDZ BOP has sold more than 11 million CDs and earned nine Gold certifications since its debut in 2001. KIDZ BOP is a complete entertainment platform, featuring music, videos, the popular website KIDZBOP.com and the KIDZ BOP LIVE concert tour. KIDZ BOP is also leading the way in the search for tomorrow's stars through the annual national Be a KIDZ BOP STAR talent search and a one-of-a-kind virtual space where kids can upload performance videos and webshows in a safe, secure environment to share with peers. From these groups of talented kids, KIDZ BOP hopes to sign three new artists in 2009. With these unique youth connections, KIDZ BOP will continue to find and develop new artists.

"KIDZ BOP is creating innovative ways for kids and tweens to share and create music and content," said Liz Nealon, General Manager of KIDZ BOP. "As our momentum as a multi-faceted entertainment brand grows, we'll continue to partner with companies like McDonald's that further our mission to celebrate the unique authentic voices of kids and foster creative interaction with the KIDZ BOP brand."

Cool Music, Interactive Content
The Happy Meal CDs feature hit songs from the KIDZ BOP collection including, "All Star," "Complicated," "Funkytown," "SOS," "So Yesterday," "Holiday," "Hey There Delilah" and "Since You Been Gone." Each CD also will include a code that kids can use to unlock a special KIDZ BOP song on a virtual music player at McDonald's virtual world for kids, McWorld available at HappyMeal.com. At McWorld kids' online personas can dance and interact with virtual DJs. Kids can also create original content and upload their own videos on KIDZBOP.com.

"We are always looking to bring relevant and engaging experiences, as well as quality food choices, to our customers through the Happy Meal," said Rebecca Anderson, marketing manager, McDonald's USA. "We are excited to partner with KIDZ BOP on this exciting promotion, which emphasizes kids empowerment and having fun through the latest music hits. Families are sure to enjoy this exclusive KIDZ Bop experience at McDonald's."

April 22, 2009

INTO THE PRESENCE DEBUT ALBUM TO BE RELEASED APRIL 28TH

EAST COAST RESIDENCY CONFIRMED FOR APRIL

(New York, NY) - Into The Presence's (ITP) self-titled debut album is set for release on April 28th 2009. The band, made up of drummer Tim Alexander and frontman/guitarist Luis Maldonado, fresh off multiple performances at this years' SXSW, will do a string of east coast dates including residencies in New York City, Philadelphia, Washington D.C. and Boston leading up to the album release.

With their self-titled debut album which was recorded in true analog (tape machines and vintage outboard gear), Into The Presence have created a sweeping musical journey that is stripped down in its instrumentation but grand in its sonic landscape. The end result is an instantly accessible yet deceptively complex, dynamic rock record that gives a nod to rock's past glories while creating a totally new and fresh statement.

Despite their vast musical expertise, Alexander and Maldonado fought to keep the music focused. "This was not going to be a progressive note fest," explains Tim. "We analyzed every note and got rid of anything that didn't improve the song. This was about the basics: the songs and making you feel something."

Alexander and Maldonado took part in various projects before collaborating on the upcoming release. Alexander performed with Primus, A Perfect Circle and Puscifer, among other endeavors. Maldonado, a well known studio/session player was a child music prodigy who studied classical guitar in college at the age of 12. He has performed with a bevy of artists.. Cellist, Ana Lenchantin, has played with Trent Reznor, The Eels and Gnarls Barkley.

INTO THE PRESENCE tour dates:
APRIL
17 Rochester, NY Water Street Music Hall

INTO THE PRESENCE APRIL residency dates:
Washington D.C. Velvet Lounge Mondays 4/13, 4/20, 4/27
Philadelphia, PA Manhattan Room Tuesdays 4/7, 4/14, 4/21, 4/28
New York, NY Piano's Wednesdays 4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29
Boston, MA Copperfields Thursdays 4/9, 4/23, 4/30

For more information visit Into the Presence

ALYSON SHAPERO NAMED SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, SALES & MARKETING

(New York, NY) - Alyson Shapero has been named Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing for Razor & Tie Entertainment, based at the company's headquarters in New York City. Shapero joins the company with an extensive background in entertainment and music marketing. With over twenty years in the industry, she brings a wealth of expertise in conceptualizing brands, products, multi-channel promotions and programs for the retail, digital and entertainment sectors.

The announcement was made by Razor & Tie Entertainment Co-Owners, Cliff Chenfeld and Craig Balsam, to whom Shapero will report. They comment, "Alyson is a forward thinking executive who thrives in an entrepreneurial environment and can accomplish big goals. We are thrilled that she has chosen to join Razor & Tie."
Shapero was most recently Senior Vice President, Marketing & Advertising for Warner Music Group. From 2003 to 2008, she developed strategies to drive sales for physical, digital and mobile products through category expansion, partnerships and promotions. Shapero collaborated with all facets of WMG business including marketing, advertising, sales, digital, mobile, new media, and merchandising. She created custom brands such as Reload and The Collection to reinvigorate WEA/WMG's music catalog.
Prior to her role at WMG, Shapero served as General Manager/ Vice President, Sales & Marketing for Kinetic Records. There she worked with such artists as Paul Oakenfold, Ash, and Sasha & Digweed and was responsible for the overall strategic direction and growth of the Kinetic brand and artists. She spearheaded an international dance/rave movement in the U.S. in the late nineties and helped Kinetic to become one of the most successful dance labels in America. Shapero began her career at SONY Entertainment where she was the National Director of College Marketing, Sony Music Division.

To view an image of Alyson Shapero, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing for Razor & Tie Entertainment, please click here:

Alyson Shapero Image

ALL THAT REMAINS SINGLE "TWO WEEKS" HITS TOP 10 AT ACTIVE ROCK RADIO

BAND TO PERFORM AT REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS AWARDS ON MTV2;
DATES WITH SLIPKNOT AND ON THIS SUMMER'S MAYHEM FESTIVAL

(New York, NY) - All That Remains (ATR) continue to knock down walls with their first top 10 single, "Two Weeks," at Active Rock radio and are the only band currently in the top 10 with their first track at this format. The band are confirmed to perform at the hard rock/metal music awards show, the Revolver Golden Gods Awards, which will be broadcast on MTV2 as a one-hour special debuting Saturday, May 2nd. All That Remains continues to tour extensively, in April the band will head out for headlining dates, including the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival. ATR will join Slipknot in May and will play rock festivals such as Rock on the Range in Columbus, OH. They continue this summer on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival alongside Marilyn Manson, Slayer, and more.

In the words of the immortal Peter Griffin "HOLY FREAKING CRAP!" "Two Weeks" is in the TOP TEN at rock radio. That's something I never would have thought would happen for a band like us," the honest reaction from All That Remains frontman Phil Labonte. "We thank everyone who called their local rock stations and requested our song. It's amazing to be a part of this and have such supportive listeners."
Massachusetts hard rockers All That Remains' latest release OVERCOME debuted at #16 on the Billboard Top 200 chart in September and has already sold over 140,000 copies. First single "Two Weeks" has been a mainstay on the Active Rock radio charts for the past six months (click here request the song at radio) and the music video was just added to Fuse’s Rock Countdown and voted the #2 clip of 2008 by viewers of Headbangers Ball, receiving frequent play on MTV2. All That Remains has a surging online presence and their music has been included on both Rock Band and Guitar Hero 2 video games, resulting in over 100,000 additional individual track downloads. OVERCOME has received great reviews from the cover of Metal Edge magazine to the Alternative Press rave "New England's newest metal golden boys (and girl)...Phil Labonte's vocal prowess is almost unmatched...ATR stand out."
www.allthatremainsonline.com

ALL THAT REMAINS on tour:
APRIL
7 Los Angeles, CA Revolver Golden God Awards at Club Nokia
14 Burlington, VT Higher Ground (w/ August Burns Red)
15 Syracuse, NY Lost Horizon (w/ August Burns Red, Unholy)
17 Worcester, MA Palladium (New England Metal and Hardcore Festival)
20 Knoxville, TN The Valarium
21 Jacksonville, NC Hooligans
22 Asheville, NC The Orange Peel
24 Charlotte, NC Amos Southend
25 Orlando, FL Tinker Field (WJRR Earthday Birthday)
26 Charleston, SC Ladson Fairgrounds (WYBB May Day)
28 Austin, TX Emo's
29 Odessa, TX Dos Amigo's
MAY
1 Farmington, NM Gators
2 Phoenix, AZ The Farm
4 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory Concert House
5 Boise, ID Knitting Factory Concert House
6 Murray, UT Murray Theater
8 Oklahoma City, OK Zoo Amphitheatre (KATT KHBZ Discorust)
9 Little Rock, AR North Shore River Walk Park East (KDJE Edjefest)
10 Park City, KS Hartman Arena (w/ Slipknot)
12 Sioux Falls, SD Canaries Stadium (KRRO radio show)
13 Mankato, MN Alltel Center (w/ Slipknot)
14 Cedar Rapids, IA US Cellular Center (w/ Slipknot)
15 Madison, WI The Orpheum
16 Columbus, OH Crew Stadium Rock on the Range

ALL THAT REMAINS / MAYHEM FESTIVAL:
JULY
10 Sacramento, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre
11 San Francisco, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
12 San Bernardino, CA Glen Helen Pavilion
14 Seattle, WA White River Amphitheatre
17 Phoenix, AZ Cricket Pavilion
18 Albuquerque, NM Journal Pavilion
19 Denver, CO Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
21 Kansas City, KS Sandstone Amphitheatre
22 St Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
24 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre
25 Indianapolis, IN Verizon Wireless Music Centre
26 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
28 Toronto, ON Molson Amphitheatre
29 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion
31 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
AUGUST
1 Pittsburgh, PA Post Gazette Pavilion
2 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
4 Boston, MA Comcast Center for the Performing Arts
6 Virginia Beach, VA Virginia Beach Amphitheatre
7 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
8 Hartford, CT New England Dodge Music Center
9 Washington, DC Nissan Pavilion
11 Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheatre
12 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre
14 Dallas, TX Superpages.com Center
15 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
16 San Antonio, TX Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

KIDZ BOP ADDS SEASONED BRAND EXECUTIVE; NAMES JOHN FRASER AS VICE PRESIDENT, SALES & MARKETING

(New York, NY) - John Fraser has been named Vice President of Sales & Marketing for the best-selling children's music brand KIDZ BOP, based at the company's headquarters in New York City. Fraser joins KIDZ BOP with extensive experience in entertainment branding and marketing having played an integral role in a number of children's brands as well as Marvel Entertainment. In this position, Fraser will employ his extensive expertise to develop the KIDZ BOP experience across all media platforms. This is second major executive new hire in recent months for KIDZ BOP following the 2008 announcement of Liz Nealon as the General Manager.

"The range of John's background, from brand management and marketing communications to strategic planning with entertainment and consumer goods will be an enormous asset as we seek to expand the KIDZ BOP brand and build on its original, music roots," said Nealon, General Manager KIDZ BOP.
Prior to joining KIDZ BOP, Fraser was the Vice President of Marketing at Classic Media, where he managed classic kids/family brands such as Lassie, Frosty the Snowman, Rocky & Bullwinkle, George of the Jungle, Gumby, and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Fraser oversaw the sales and marketing for the entertainment startup. Prior to Classic Media, John was Senior Vice President of Advertising Sales, Promotions & Brand Management for Marvel Entertainment, where he supervised blockbuster entertainment brands including Spider-Man, X-Men, Fantastic 4, Iron Man and The Hulk while building key revenue-driven strategic business units.
In his new role for the #1 music brand for kids, Fraser will be responsible for all KIDZ BOP brand platforms including audio and consumer products, website, live events, brand extensions, strategic partnerships, licensees and overall brand strategy. He will work closely with on-air and online teams to create customized, branded content relationships.
ABOUT KIDZ BOP LLC
KIDZ BOP is the most-popular and recognized music series in the U.S. for kids aged 5-12, featuring today's most popular songs, sung by kids for kids. KIDZ BOP celebrates the unique, authentic voice of kids across the entire brand - through music, videos, the popular website KIDZBOP.COM, the KIDZ BOP LIVE concert tour, KIDZ BOP TV and the national Be a KIDZ BOP Star talent competition. KIDZ BOP music titles have sold more than 11 million and earned nine Gold certifications since their debut in 2001. The website, www.KIDZBOP.com, is one of the fastest-growing online social networking destinations, where kids can safely create, share and watch a variety of content. The KIDZ BOP LIVE tour launched in 2007, playing in theaters and small arenas in across the country to more than 100,000 fans. The KIDZ BOP TV channel is available 24/7 on the Comcast video-on-demand channel, featuring webshows, music videos, concert footage and user-generated content. The brand continues to grow with various promotions including toys and greeting cards. KIDZ BOP LLC is a division of New York-based independent entertainment company Razor & Tie Entertainment, a vertically-integrated company that includes a music company with major label distribution, a music publishing business, a media buying company, a home video company, an experienced marketing, promotion and sales team, a direct marketing operation and a growing database of entertainment consumers. For more information, please visit www.kidzbop.com.


To view an image of John Fraser, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, KIDZ BOP,
please click here:

John Fraser Photograph

THE WHIP EMBARK ON U.S. TOUR WITH LATE OF THE PIER AND DEADMAU5

U.S. TELEVISION DEBUT CONFIRMED ON 'JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!' IN APRIL

(New York, NY) - UK buzz band, The Whip, kicked off their North American tour in support of their debut album, X MARKS DESTINATION. The electro-rock band played multiple shows at SXSW and will perform at Winter Music Conference this week followed by a tour with Late of the Pier and DeadMau5. The Whip will also make their U.S. television debut on April 22nd on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live!

It's been quite a year for the Manchester, UK band, touring non-stop at some of last summer's biggest festivals like Glastonbury, Reading, and Creamfields as well as US stops at SXSW and CMJ Music Marathon. Making a name for themselves, The Whip bring their blend of dance/rock stateside with songs like "Sister Siam," "Blackout," and "Sirens." The press has taken notice with features in Nylon Magazine, SOMA, XLR8R, Pitchfork and more. Spin called the first single "Trash," "a killer single..... can wreck a room." Rolling Stone selected The Whip as five bands to watch calling The Whip "ready-made for dance parties, evoking Daft Punk, LCD Soundsystem." NME raved "Best Thing to happen to dance music. Mutilatingly brilliant" and Wired declared, "If the White Stripes are the new Led Zeppelin, The Whip is the new New Order." The Whip's song "Dubsex" was recently featured on MTV's Hill's spin off, The City.

The Whip are: Bruce Carter (vocals/ guitar), Danny Saville (keyboard/ synthesizers), Nathan Sudders (bass) and Fiona Daniels (drums).

Performances and Videos:
The Whip "Trash" Video
The Whip - Live on BBC Sound
The Whip - The Lilly Allen and Friends Show

THE WHIP on tour:
MARCH
24 New Orleans House of Blues (w/Pendulum)
26 Miami, FL WMC- IDMA Awards- Miami Beach Resort & Spa
27 Miami, FL WMC- Ultra Music Festival- Bicentennial Park Main Stage
28 Miami, FL WMC- The Awarehouse and Gansevoort Hotel Rooftop Party
30 Atlanta, GA The Earl *
APRIL
1 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom*
2 New Haven, Ct Yale Afro-American Cultural Center*
3 Brooklyn, NY Studio B*
4 Philadelphia, PA TLA (w/ Deadmau5)*
7 Washington, DC 930 Club (w/ Deadmau5)*
8 Boston, MA Paradise (w/ Deadmau5)*
9 Montreal, Canada Les Saintes*
10 Toronto, Canada Kool Haus (w/ Deadmau5)*
11 Chicago, IL Congress (w/ Deadmau5)*
14 Seattle, WA Chop Suey*
15 Portland, OR Dantes*
16 San Francisco, CA Pop Scene*
19 Las Vegas, NV Hard Rock (Headline)
20 Los Angeles, CA Spaceland (Headline)
21 Los Angeles, CA Cinespace (Dim Mak Records night)

*with Late of the Pier

U.S. ROCKERS DEAD CONFEDERATE TO PLAY STRING OF UK DATES

(New York, NY) - U.S. rockers Dead Confederate will head over to the UK for a string of tour dates with A Place to Bury Strangers. Hailing from Athens, Georgia, Dead Confederate's music is best described as intense, lumbering, southern, psychedelic grizzly rock. They burst onto the scene with their self titled EP soon followed by an opening spot for R.E.M. at SXSW in early 2008. Later that year, they released their debut full length album, WRECKING BALL, to innumerable raves from tastemakers and press alike. Rolling Stone selected Dead Confederate as a "Band to Watch" and they made their U.S. television debut on NBC's "Late Night With Conan O'Brien" with their first single "The Rat."
Dead Confederate will tour the U.S. in March with fellow Georgians, The Whigs and in April with legendary rockers Dinosaur Jr. The band will also stop in Austin, TX for a number of SXSW shows. They have spent the last few months touring with various bands such as Drive By Truckers, Manchester Orchestra, Yeasayer, the Black Angels, Deerhunter and Black Lips among others and also played U.S. festivals such as Bonnaroo and Sasquatch. WRECKING BALL, was produced by Mike McCarthy (Spoon, Trail of Dead) and was released on TAO/Razor and Tie Entertainment.
"a raw howling take that recalls the darkest moments of nineties grunge."
Rolling Stone

"...atmospheric...sorrowful, searing and Southern virtually in all the right ways."
Spin Magazine

"the seductive blend of country-fried guitar tones and steel-mimicking wails...Morris lacerates his vocal cords that glues it all together so powerfully."
Pitchfork

"Wrecking Ball sounds like Bleach-era Nirvana covering My Morning Jacket...Dead Confederate's alt-country/grunge hybrid doesn't just feel like a compelling debut, it feels like a compelling new genre."
The Onion

"Dead Confederate's wall of sound feels cinematic and atmospheric, loud and beautiful."
NPR

Video for The Rat: Click Here
Video for "Start Me Laughing": Click Here

Performance on NBC's "Late Night With Conan O'Brien": Click Here

www.myspace.com/deadconfederate


Dead Confederate Dates:
MARCH
31 Dublin, IRE Whelans*
APRIL
1 Glasgow, UK Stereo *
2 Manchester, UK Ruby Lounge*
3 Leeds, UK Cockpit*
5 Birmingham, UK Barfly *
6 London, UK Kings College*
8 London, UK Barfly**

*with A Place to Bury Strangers
** with Manchester Orchestra

DEAD CONFEDERATE ON TOUR WITH THE WHIGS IN MARCH AND DINOSAUR JR. IN APRIL

PERFORMANCES CONFIRMED AT SXSW;
ADDED BY MAJOR ROCK STATIONS ACROSS THE US

(New York, NY) - Alt-rockers Dead Confederate will tour in March with fellow Georgians, The Whigs and in April with legendary rockers Dinosaur Jr. The band will also stop in Austin, TX for a number of SXSW shows (tour dates below). Dead Confederate has spent the last few months touring in support of their critically-acclaimed full-length debut, WRECKING BALL, released in September 2008. The first single, "The Rat" has been well received by major rock stations across the country including KNDD/Seattle, KBZT/San Diego, KWOD/Sacramento, WARQ/Columbia and KNRK Portland. The band appeared on Late Night With Conan O'Brien, and was one Rolling Stone's "Artists To Watch."

Dead Confederate is the first artist Gary Gersh, A&R legend and founder of The Artist's Organization, signed to his new imprint. The band released a self-titled EP in late 2007. The EP garnered immediate attention and the band found themselves opening for R.E.M. at SXSW, as well as sharing the stage with Yeasayer, the Black Angels, Deerhunter and Black Lips among others. The band has also played festivals such as Bonnaroo, Sasquatch, etc. Their 2008 full length follow-up release, WRECKING BALL, was produced by Mike McCarthy (Spoon, Trail of Dead).

The album continues to receive rave reviews with a recent Pitchfork review, "the seductive blend of country-fried guitar tones and steel-mimicking wails...Morris lacerates his vocal cords that glues it all together so powerfully." Rolling Stone has said Dead Confederate is "a raw howling take on Southern rock..." The Onion adds "Wrecking Ball sounds like Bleach-era Nirvana covering My Morning Jacket...Dead Confederate's alt-country/grunge hybrid doesn't just feel like a compelling debut, it feels like a compelling new genre."

Dead Confederate on tour:
FEBRUARY
27 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge
28 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge
MARCH
4 Washington, DC Black Cat*
5 Philadelphia, PA The Note*
6 Boston, MA Paradise*
7 New York, NY The Bowery*
9 Columbus, OH The Basement*
10 Detroit, MI Magic Stick*
11 Akron, OH Musica
12 Indianapolis, IN Birdys*
13 Chicago, IL Bottom Lounge*
14 St. Louis, MO Fubar*
17 Kansas City, MO KC Live
19 Austin, TX SXSW- Official Showcase- Spiro's
SXSW- Obscure Magpie Showcase
20 Austin, TX SXSW- various shows
21 Austin, TX SXSW- various shows
SXSW- various shows
26 Athens, GA 40 Watt Club
27 Atlanta, GA The Earl
APRIL
13 Chattanooga, TN Rhythm & Brews**
14 Memphis, TN Minglewood Hall**
15 Baton Rouge, LA Varsity Theatre**
17 Fayetteville, AR George's Majestic Lounge**
18 Oxford, MS Proud Larry's**
20 Athens, GA 40 Watt Club**
21 Augusta, GA Sky City**
22 Gainesville, FL Common Grounds**
24 Tampa, FL Crowbar**
25 Orlando, FL The Social**
JUNE
10 Chattanooga, TN Riverbend Festival

*with The Whigs
**with Dinosaur Jr.


www.myspace.com/deadconfederate

ALL THAT REMAINS TO PERFORM AT FIRST ANNUAL EPIPHONE REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS AWARDS ON MTV2

BAND ON THIS SUMMER'S MAYHEM FESTIVAL;
SINGLE "TWO WEEKS" TOP 20 AT ACTIVE ROCK RADIO

(New York, NY) - All That Remains will perform on America's first-ever hard rock and heavy metal music awards show, the Epiphone Revolver Golden Gods Awards, on Tuesday, April 7th at Club Nokia in downtown Los Angeles, which will be broadcast on MTV2 as a one-hour special debuting Saturday, May 2nd. The band, whose latest single "Two Weeks" is currently a Top 20 Active Rock hit, will soon tour Australia and Japan before returning to the States for a summer on the road with the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival alongside hard rock legends Marilyn Manson and Slayer.


The Revolver Golden Gods Awards will be hosted by actor/comic Brian Posehn (The Sarah Silverman Program) and feature additional performances by Killswitch Engage, Hatebreed, Suicide Silence and a special guest to be announced soon, as well as a Lifetime Achievement Award tribute to rock legend Ozzy Osbourne. The evening will also feature special appearances by Motorhead's Lemmy Kilmister, Glenn Danzig, Maynard James Keenan, Chuck Billy and Eric Peterson of Testament, Protest The Hero, Marta from Bleeding Through, Isis, Brendon Small from Dethklok, WWE wrestler CM Punk, and many more. The Revolver Golden Gods Awards are created by America's leading heavy music magazine Revolver and made possible through the support of title sponsor Epiphone Guitar and presenting sponsor Honda, along with a number of other sponsors listed here. As the home of Headbangers Ball, the longest running show on the network, MTV2 will serve as the exclusive broadcast partner for the one-hour Revolver Golden Gods Awards special on May 2nd and on-air/online programming following leading up to the airdate.


Massachusetts hard rockers All That Remains' latest release OVERCOME debuted at #16 on the Billboard Top 200 chart in September and has already sold over 120,000 copies. First single "Two Weeks" has been a mainstay on the Active Rock radio charts for the past four months (and is currently in the Top 20), and the music video was voted the #2 clip of 2008 by viewers of Headbangers Ball, receiving frequent play on MTV2. All That Remains has a surging online presence and their music has been included on both Rock Band and Guitar Hero 2 video games, resulting in over 100,000 additional individual track downloads. OVERCOME has received great reviews from the cover of Metal Edge magazine to the Alternative Press rave "New England's newest metal golden boys (and girl)...Phil Labonte's vocal prowess is almost unmatched...ATR stand out."


www.allthatremainsonline.com



ALL THAT REMAINS on tour:
FEBRUARY
21 Brisbane, Australia RNA Showgrounds (Soundwave Festival)
22 Sydney, Australia Eastern Creek Raceway (Soundwave Festival)
25 Sydney, Australia The Forum
27 Melbourne, Australia Melbourne Showgrounds (Soundwave Festival)
28 Adelaide, Australia Bonython Park Oval (Soundwave Festival)
MARCH
3/2 Perth, Australia Steel Blue Oval (Soundwave Festival)
3/26 Fukuoka, Japan** Zepp Fukuoka
3/27 Osaka, Japan** Zepp Osaka
3/30 Tokyo, Japan** Zepp Tokyo
4/1 Sendai, Japan** Zepp Sendai
4/4 Sapporo, Japan** Zepp Sapporo
4/7 Los Angeles, CA Revolver Golden God Awards at Club Nokia
4/17 Worcester, MA Palladium (New England Metal and Hardcore Festival)
** w/ Dragonforce

ALL THAT REMAINS / MAYHEM FESTIVAL:
JULY
10 Sacramento, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre
11 San Francisco, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
12 San Bernardino, CA Glen Helen Pavilion
14 Seattle, WA White River Amphitheatre
17 Phoenix, AZ Cricket Pavilion
18 Albuquerque, NM Journal Pavilion
19 Denver, CO Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
21 Kansas City, KS Sandstone Amphitheatre
22 St Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
24 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre
25 Indianapolis, IN Verizon Wireless Music Centre
26 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
28 Toronto, ON Molson Amphitheatre
29 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion
31 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
AUGUST
1 Pittsburgh, PA Post Gazette Pavilion
2 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
4 Boston, MA Tweeter Center
6 Virginia Beach, VA Virginia Beach Amphitheatre
7 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
8 Hartford, CT New England Dodge Music Center
9 Washington, DC Nissan Pavilion
11 Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheatre
12 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre
14 Dallas, TX Superpages.com Center
15 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
16 San Antonio, TX Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

Mayhem tickets on sale April 24th for information check: www.mayhemfest.com and www.livenation.com

HILL COUNTRY REVUE INKS WITH RAZOR & TIE

DEBUT ALBUM 'MAKE A MOVE' TO BE RELEASED ON MAY 12TH

(New York, NY) - Southern Rock / Contemporary Blues band, Hill Country Revue has signed with Razor & Tie Entertainment and will release their debut album, MAKE A MOVE, on May 12th. Formed last year by Cody Dickinson of North Mississippi Allstars, Hill Country Revue is currently on a national tour (dates below) and will continue to tour North America through 2009.

"This is really back to the roots of blues," says Cody Dickinson of the upcoming record. "It's funky. Really nasty, that's the best way to describe it. Gritty, messy, stripped-down."

Hill Country Revue is a collective of musicians from the fertile soil of North Mississippi who have grown up living the music. The band is Cody Dickinson (Rhythm Guitar), Chris Chew (Bass), Kirk Smithhart (Lead Guitar), Dixie Dan Coburn (Vocals), and Ed "Hot" Cleveland (Drums). Hill Country Revue represents a return to the juke-joint one-chord trance blues of north Mississippi, styles made famous by local blues legends like R.L. Burnside and Junior Kimbrough. The majority of the material on MAKE A MOVE was written with one of Cody's oldest friends, Garry Burnside, the youngest of blues legend R.L. Burnside's fourteen children. By drawing from the traditional songs and modes of the Hill Country, the band stays true to its roots yet pushes the boundary by incorporating new songs and elements for the next generation.

As part of the North Mississippi Allstars, Dickinson and Chew have received three Grammy nominations and have shared the stage with artists as diverse as Kid Rock, Dave Matthews Band and Mavis Staples. Having toured all over the world steadily since 1996, they have earned a legion of fans.

Hill Country Revue is managed by Chris Tetzeli of Red Light Management and booked by Matt Hickey at High Road Touring.

HILL COUNTRY REVUE Tour Dates (performing with North Mississippi Allstars):
FEBRUARY
13 New Orleans, LA Tipitina's
14 Hattiesburg, MS The Bottling Co
20 Memphis, TN New Daisy Theatre
MARCH
20 Ocean Springs, MS The Shed BBQ
21 Mobile, AL Soul Kitchen
26 Gainesville, FL Common Grounds
27 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution
28 St. Petersburg, FL State Theatre
29 Tallahassee, FL Engine Room
31 Jacksonville, FL Freebird Live
APRIL
1 Greenville, SC Handlebar
2 Knoxville, TN Bijou Theatre
3 Raleigh, NC Lincoln Theatre
4 Baltimore, MD Ram's Head Live
6 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
7 Burlington, VT Higher Ground
8 Troy, NY Revolution Hall
9 New York, NY Highline Ballroom
10 Falls Church, VA State Theatre
11 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of the Living Arts
14 Lancaster, PA Chameleon Club
15 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Small's Theatre
16 Boone, NC Appalachian State U
17 Athens, GA Georgia Theatre
18 Orange Beach, AL The Wharf
24 New Orleans, LA Backbeat Jazz Fest