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May 31, 2012

A BULLET FOR PRETTY BOY NEW STUDIO ALBUM, SYMBIOSIS, SET FOR RELEASE JULY 31ST 2012 (ARTERY RECORDINGS/RAZOR & TIE)

A BULLET FOR PRETTY BOY NEW STUDIO ALBUM, SYMBIOSIS, SET FOR RELEASE JULY 31ST 2012 (ARTERY RECORDINGS / RAZOR & TIE)

Album Pre-Order Available Now HERE

Listen To Song "Red Medic" HERE

Confirmed for 2012: Scream The Prayer Tour


(New York, NY) - Christian hardcore band A Bullet For Pretty Boy is set to release their new full length studio album, Symbiosis, on July 31st on Artery Recordings/Razor & Tie. The album was produced by Zeuss (Suicide Silence, Whitechapel, Hatebreed, The Acacia Strain). The album is available now for pre-order in various t-shirt and tank top bundles, purchase HERE. Listen to song "Red Medic" HERE

The Longview, Texas based band will hit the road this summer as part of the high profile 2012 Scream The Prayer Tour which kicks off on June 22nd and makes stops across the country before concluding on July 14th (full tour dates below). Demon Hunter, Emery and Sleeping Giant will headline the tour with additional support from My Children Mybride, Close Your Eyes, Hundredth, The Great Commission and Gideon.

Formed in 2006, A Bullet for Pretty Boy released one full length album, 2010's Revision: Revise on Artery Recordings/Razor & Tie. The band toured extensively in 2010, including national stints with Asking Alexandria and We Came As Romans followed by leading Christian metal band Demon Hunter. A Bullet for Pretty Boy is Danon Saylor (vocals), Derrick Sechrist (guitar), Chris Johnston (guitar) and Josh Modisette (keys).

A Bullet For Pretty Boy - Symbiosis - July 31st 2012
1. Red Medic
2. Forgiven Not Forgotten
3. Come Clean
4. White Noise
5. Illumination
6. The Grateful Prey
7. De (V) Tails
8. Reptilian Tongue
9. Obstruct
10. Self-Disclosure

A Bullet for a Pretty Boy U.S. Tour Dates- Scream The Prayer Tour
June 22 - Nashville, TN - Rocketown
June 23 - Douglasville, GA - The 7 Venue
June 24 - Jacksonville, FL - Murray Hill Theatre
June 26 - Charlotte, NC - Amos Southend
June 27 - Richmond, VA - Kingdom
June 28 - Baltimore, MD - Sonar
June 30 - Dayton, OH - The Attic Club
July 1 - Joliet, IL - Mojoe's
July 2 - Memphis, TN - Newby's
July 3 - Birmingham, AL - Mountaintop Family Life Center
July 5 - Corpus Christi, TX - House of Rock
July 6 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
July 7 - San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit
July 8 - Dallas, TX - The Door
July 10 - Tulsa, OK - The Compound
July 11 - St. Louis, MO - Fubar
July 14 - Goshen, IN - The Goshen Theatre

A BULLET FOR PRETTY BOY LINKS
www.myspace.com/abulletforprettyboy
www.facebook.com/abulletforprettyboy
www.twitter.com/abfpb
www.arteryrecordings.com
www.razorandtie.com
www.razorandtiepublicity.com
May 30, 2012

Razor & Tie Music Publishing Celebrates Recording Of Writer Greg Holden Song "Home" By American Idol Winner Phillip Phillips

RAZOR & TIE MUSIC PUBLISHING CELEBRATES RECORDING OF WRITER GREG HOLDEN'S SONG "HOME" BY AMERICAN IDOL WINNER PHILLIP PHILLIPS

"Home" Performed on American Idol Season Finale and Scores Billboard Digital Song Chart Debut At #2 Selling Over 278,000

Song Marks Second-Best Digital Sales Week Ever For Any "Idol" Contestant

Listen To "Home" Here

(New York, NY) - Razor & Tie Music Publishing singer/songwriter Greg Holden celebrates the recording of his song "Home" by American Idol Winner Phillip Phillips. The song was also performed on the season finale of American Idol and this week scored the highest Billboard Digital Song Chart debut at #2 selling over 278,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan. It is the fourth-largest debut of the year trailing Justin Bieber, Maroon 5, Wiz Khalifa and Katy Perry singles. "Home" is the second-best digital sales week ever for any "Idol" contestant, following Kelly Clarkson's 2009 song "My Life Would Suck Without You" when it debuted with 280,000 downloads. The song also ushers in the biggest sales week for any "Idol" winner's coronation single since SoundScan began tracking downloads in 2003. "Home" was co-written by Pulse writer Drew Pearson and was picked by American Idol mentor / Interscope head Jimmy Iovine for Phillip Phillips as his coronation song.

Greg Holden is a Scottish-born, English-raised singer songwriter currently living in New York City. Since moving there three years ago, he has self-released three records, toured the United States supporting indie starlet Ingrid Michaelson on her Sold Out 'Everybody Tour' and toured Europe numerous times. Most recently he celebrated a #1 Single in Holland "The Lost Boy" and followed with a sold out Dutch tour dates on his Spring 2012 tour. The song also raised over $50,000 for Red Cross during Radio 3FM's annual charity campaign, Serious Request. Holden's eagerly awaited second studio album I Don't Believe You was funded almost entirely by his fans after raising $30,000 in one month on Kickstarter.com. Holden's 2011 album, I Don't Believe You, was produced by Tony Berg (Bob Dylan, Weezer, Aimee Mann) and was released digitally in May 2011 debuting at #6 in the UK & US iTunes Singer/Songwriters Charts.

Greg's honest and progressively more opinionated approach to his lyrics, along with his folky yet melodic style, has won him an army of supporters that continue to grow and follow his ventures. His 'Living Room Series' and 'Not My Living Room Series' on YouTube have been viewed more than 2 Million times across the world and all three of his self-released records have been featured in the iTunes 'Best Singer/Songwriters', 'New & Noteworthy' and 'What We're Listening To' categories. Greg has also performed on various news/radio programs across America & Europe and has had his songs featured on major television shows such as ABC's Private Practice, Make It Or Break It, One Tree Hill and The CW's Life Unexpected, as well as the Reese Witherspoon film This Means War.

"Greg Holden is one of the most talented singer-songwriters to have graced our studios at BBC Radio and over the past couple of decades..." - Stephen Foster / BBC Radio
www.gregholdenonline.com

Razor & Tie Music Publishing
Razor & Tie Music Publishing was founded in 2007 and has distinguished itself with a focused, proactive approach to multi-media song placement, royalty administration and career development. In a few short years it has developed a small focused roster of talented and accomplished writers, artists and bands, as well as a lucrative catalog of songs. The company is led by a seasoned and energetic executive team, and supported by an administration, finance, and business affairs staff with representatives in New York, Los Angeles and Nashville. The company is self-administered in North America and has aligned with a strong team of sub-publishers throughout the rest of the world. Recently Razor & Tie Music Publishing celebrated the companies second #1 country hit in less than six months; the first being singer/songwriter Dave Barne' "God Gave Me You," as performed by Blake Shelton and the second being writer Catt Gravitt's co-write on the song "Alone With You" as performed by country singer Jake Owen. Dave Barnes also received his first Grammy nomination for Best Country Song for the track and Barnes' and Shelton's versions of the song sold over one million singles. Gravitt's "Alone With You" is also already Gold having sold over 616,000. Razor & Tie Music Publishing recently appeared in both the Billboard Top 10 Publishers Airplay Chart (#10) and the Billboard Top 10 Country Publishers Airplay Chart (#7).

For more information visit: www.razorandtiemusicpublishing.com
May 29, 2012

P.O.D. New Album, Murdered Love, Now Available For Pre-Order On iTunes; First Single Climbs Radio Charts

P.O.D. NEW ALBUM, MURDERED LOVE, NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER ON iTUNES (OUT JULY 10TH - RAZOR & TIE)

"Lost In Forever" Climbs To #1 at Christian Rock Radio
"Lost In Forever" Climbs Into Top 20 at Active Rock Radio

Watch Official Video For "Lost In Forever" At VEVO.COM

P.O.D. Currently On Festival Tour Run; Confirmed For Third Annual Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival This Summer

(New York, NY) - P.O.D.'s new album, Murdered Love (Razor & Tie), is now available for pre-order on iTunes. Murdered Love is the band's first new studio album in four years and is set for release on July 10th 2012.

P.O.D.'s first single, "Lost In Forever," has skyrocketed to the top of radio charts currently at #1 on Christian Rock Radio for two weeks running and just hit Top 20 at #19* on Active Rock Radio. The official video for "Lost In Forever" is available on VEVO.com - view HERE.

Murdered Love is P.O.D.'s long-awaited follow-up to When Angels & Serpents Dance. Murdered Love sees the band reunited with long-time producer Howard Benson who also produced the band's massive Satellite album alongside hit albums for Kelly Clarkson, Theory Of A Deadman, Daughtry, and My Chemical Romance.

P.O.D. is currently on tour and will stay on the road throughout 2012 (full tour dates below). The band will join the third annual Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival this summer alongside multiplatinum rock bands Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind and Papa Roach.

P.O.D. (Payable on Death) formed in 1992 has logged a remarkable array of achievements, including worldwide sales exceeding 10 million and a series of chart topping radio hits. With a 15-year career under their belts, P.O.D. has released seven studio albums, received three Grammy Award nominations, contributed to numerous motion picture soundtracks, and toured the world over many times. With their third studio album, The Fundamental Elements of Southtown, they achieved their initial mainstream success - the album was certified Platinum by the RIAA in 2000. Their following studio album, Satellite, continued the band's success with the hit singles, "Alive" and "Youth of the Nation," pushing it to go triple platinum. The band's line-up consists of vocalist Sonny Sandoval, drummer Wuv Bernardo, guitarist Marcos Curiel, and bassist Traa Daniels.

P.O.D. U.S. TOUR DATES
June 3 - Chula Vista, CA - Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre - 91XFest*
June 30 - Charlotte, NC - Memorial Stadium (Free Show)
August 2 - Midland, TX - Rock The Desert*
November 27 - December 1 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - ShipRocked 2012
*P.O.D. on festival

THIRD ANNUAL ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK UPROAR FESTIVAL
Tour Dates Here

LINKS
http://payableondeath.com/
Label Roster Artwork and Press Materials For Download: www.razorandtiepublicity.com

For Today's New Album Immortal Available Today May 29th; Album Crashes Into iTunes Top 10 Overall And #2 Rock

FOR TODAY'S NEW ALBUM IMMORTAL AVAILABLE IN-STORES AND ONLINE TODAY MAY 29TH

IMMORTAL CRASHES INTO iTUNES TOP 10 OVERALL AND #2 ROCK

WATCH THE VEVO.COM EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE OF FOR TODAY'S NEW VIDEO "FEARLESS"

Confirmed For Full Run of 2012 Van's Warped Tour

"The punchy, pummeling Immortal is rife with crafty guitar hooks and scream-along choruses." Revolver Magazine

"For Today has made a formidable return...Immortal comes to a successful and satisfying close that is as strong as its opening." Outburn Magazine

"For Today have dialed back the bombast just enough to make their pounding combination of furious punk and vicious metal sound more immediate and live sounding." Alternative Press

"Band To Watch" July/August 2012 Revolver Magazine

(New York, NY) - For Today's latest studio album Immortal (Razor & Tie) is available today, May 29th both in stores and on all digital service providers. The album crashed into the iTunes charts today at #10 on the overall chart and #2 on the rock chart - iTunes Link HERE. Produced by Will Putney (Lamb Of God, Suicide Silence), the 11 track album also includes special guest appearances from Sonny Sandoval of P.O.D., Jake Luhrs of August Burns Red and Tommy Green of Sleeping Giant.

Vevo.com recently premiered "Fearless," the first video from Immortal. Watch here - http://vevo.ly/IFfvIm

For Today recently wrapped up their nationwide headlining "Fight The Silence Tour" presented by HK Army and Substream Magazine. The band is also confirmed for the entire run of the 2012 Van's Warped Tour.

For Today is a Christian metalcore band that will release their fourth full-length album and first for Razor & Tie on May 29th 2012. They are currently on the cover of HM Magazine's May 2012 issue - view HERE. For Today formed in 2005 and has since released one EP and three full-length albums. The hardcore-influenced metal band is known for their non-stop touring, high energy live performance, and unrelenting message. Having played over 1000 shows in five continents, For Today has toured with Emmure, We Came As Romans, Winds of Plague, The Devil Wears Prada. The band headlined the Scream The Prayer Tour 2010 with Maylene and The Sons of Disaster and also was on the Motel 6 Rock Yourself to Sleep Tour with We Came As Romans this past year. To date, For Today has sold over 70,000 albums in North America. As forthcoming about their faith as they are about their musical prowess, For Today have become widely known as one of modern metal's most technically proficient bands. For Today is Mattie Montgomery (lead vocals), Ryan Leitru (lead guitar, vocals), Brandon Leitru (bass), Michael Reynolds (rhythm guitar), and David Morrison (drums, percussion).

FOR TODAY TOUR DATES:
2012 VANS WARPED TOUR

June 16 - Salt Lake City, UT - Utah State Fairpark
June 17 - Denver, CO - Sports Authority Field at Mile High
June 20 - Las Vegas, NV - Luxor Hotel Parking Lot
June 21 - Irvine, CA - Orange County Great Park
June 22 - Pomona, CA - Pomona Fairplex
June 23 - San Francisco, CA - AT&T Park Lot A
June 24 - Ventura, CA - Ventura County Fair
June 27 - Chula Vista, CA - Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
June 28 - Glendale, AZ - Camelback Ranch
June 29 - Las Cruces, NM - NMSU Practice Field
June 30 - San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center
July 1 - Houston, TX - Reliant Center Parking Lot
July 3 - Dallas, TX - Gexa Energy Pavilion
July 5 - Maryland Heights, MO - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
July 6 - Auburn Hills, MI - The Palace of Auburn Hills
July 7 - Tinley Park, IL - First Midwest Bank Amphitheater
July 8 - Shakopee, MN - Canterbury Park
July 9 - Bonner Springs, KS - Sandstone Amphitheatre
July 10 - Noblesville, IN - Klipsch Music Center
July 11 - Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Blossom Music Center
July 12 - Burgettstown, PA - First Niagara Pavilion
July 13 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
July 14 - Montreal, QC - Parterre Ile Notre Dame at Parc Jean-Drapeau
July 15 - Toronto, ON - The Flats At Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
July 17 - Darien Center, NY - Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
July 18 - Scranton, PA - Toyota Pavilion
July 19 - Mansfield, MA - Comcast Center
July 20 - Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center
July 21 - Uniondale, NY - Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
July 22 - Hartford, CT - The Comcast Theatre
July 24 - Columbia, MD - Merriweather Post Pavilion
July 25 - Virginia Beach, VA - Farm Bureau Live At Virginia Beach
July 26 - Atlanta, GA - Aaron's Amphitheater at Lakewood
July 27 - Orlando, FL - Central Florida Fairgrounds
July 28 - West Palm Beach, FL - Cruzan Amphitheatre
July 29 - St. Petersburg, FL - Vinoy Park
July 30 - Charlotte, NC - Charlotte Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
July 31 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center
August 1 - Milwaukee, WI - Marcus Amphitheatre
August 4 - Redmond, WA - King County's Marymoor Park
August 5 - Portland, OR - Rose Quarter Riverfront

LINKS
http://www.fortodayband.com
http://www.facebook.com/ForToday
http://www.twitter.com/ForTodayBand
http://razorandtiepublicity.com/artistpage.php?artist=242

May 24, 2012

DEFILER ANNOUNCES NEW RECORD AND PUBLISHING DEAL WITH RAZOR & TIE

DEFILER ANNOUNCES NEW RECORD AND PUBLISHING DEAL WITH RAZOR & TIE

New Studio Album To Be Released This Fall

Preview First Track "Lucky 38" Off Album HERE

(New York, NY) - Northern California developing life-core act DEFILER has signed new worldwide deals with Razor & Tie and its publishing arm, Razor & Tie Music Publishing.

DEFILER is currently working on its R&T debut which will be released later this year. The band is self-producing with mixing duties being handled by Chris "Zeuss" Harris (Suicide Silence, Chelsea Grin, The Acacia Strain).

The band is making a new track available now for preview. To check out "Lucky 38" click HERE.

"Words cannot describe how excited I am about signing with Razor & Tie. I've always had massive respect for the label, because of the diverse roster and bands I love, and they're just the greatest people ever," explains lead singer Jake Pelzl. He continues, "I feel like the new album is a true showcase to what all of us can do as a band.
We're going further with the melody, the brutality; I'm playing around with lots of different lyrical ideas. I hope for it to really make an impression in the world of heavy music."

DEFILER recently toured supporting Wayne Static and Polkadot Cadaver. The band will head out on the road in support of the new album this fall.

DEFILER has already earned itself a buzz with "Cryomancer" (which generated over 1.7 million views on YouTube). The song also appeared on last summer's Mayhem Hatewear compilation, For The Headbanger's 2. In 2010, DEFILER released its debut album, Pangaea, and in 2011 Jamey Jasta re-issued the album on his Stillborn Records imprint.

DEFILER is led by 18 year old front man Jake Pelzl and is rounded out by Ethan Lewis - (guitar), Tony Bigley -(guitar), Ian Poole - (drums) and Jesse Dhaliwal - (bass) and managed by Steve Ross for No Name Worldwide.

Defiler is the latest addition to independent label Razor & Tie's expanding roster that includes such artists as
All That Remains, The Sword, For Today, P.O.D., Norma Jean, I Am War, Nonpoint, Saves the Day, Attila, Shadows Fall, Chelsea Grin, and more to be announced soon. The New York City-based label is one of the fastest growing independent record companies in the United States, and has garnered both Platinum sales and Grammy awards in its 20-year history.

www.facebook.com/defilerband

www.twitter.com/defilerofficial

www.youtube.com/defilerband1

SUCH GOLD TO RELEASE LIMITED EDITION 7" VINYL ON JUNE 26TH

SUCH GOLD TO RELEASE LIMITED EDITION 7" VINYL ON JUNE 26TH


FIRST STUDIO ALBUM MISADVENTURES SET FOR RELEASE AUGUST 14TH 2012 (RAZOR & TIE)


Listen To "Storyteller" (First Song Off Vinyl and New Album) HERE

(New York, NY) - In advance of their debut studio album, Rochester-based melodic hardcore/punk act Such Gold will release a limited edition 7" vinyl which will include the "Storyteller" and "Locked Out Of the Magic Theater," both tracks off their new album, Misadventures. A limited number of the vinyl have been pressed in both light blue and yellow swirl colors and are available for preorder now at http://razorandtie.merchnow.com/search/?q=Such+Gold and through the band on tour this summer. The preorder will include a download code for both tracks as well.


Such Gold is set to release their debut full length album, Misadventures, on August 14th via Razor & Tie. The album was produced by Steve Evetts (Every Time I Die, Saves The Day, Lifetime, The Dillinger Escape Plan). Such Gold was also featured in this year's Alternative Press' 100 Bands You Need To Know issue.


Such Gold have also announced additional tour dates this spring and summer. The band will headline a select group of shows and act as support to artists including MxPx. (Full tour dates below).


Such Gold formed in 2009 and have reaped the rewards of their tireless efforts by releasing two EPs, Stand Tall (2009, Mightier Than Sword Records) and Pedestals (2010, 6131 Records). The band also released music on a split EP with Into It. Over It., and released an additional EP with A Loss For Words this past November. Fans of Such Gold have been attracted to the band's pop-punk stylings as the young group marries their love for old school pop-punk, hardcore and indie rock. Alternative Press has raved about the bands' music, "a pitch-perfect, gimmick-free example of how solid the melodic hardcore-influenced pop-punk sound could really be when imbued with an indelible enthusiasm and adolescent passion" and proclaiming the songs are "breathtaking" and "leaving one wanting more." The band has toured with The Wonder Years, We Are The Union, A Loss For Words, Man Overboard, Polar Bear Club, Fireworks, Balance and Composure, Rust Belt Lights, Maker, Kills and Thrills, etc. Such Gold is Ben Kotin (vocals), Nate Derby (guitar), Skylar Sarkis (guitar/vocals) and Devan Bentley (drums).


Such Gold 7" Vinyl Storyteller Track List:

1. Storyteller

2. Locked Out Of the Magic Theater


Such Gold - U.S. Tour Dates

May 26 - Howell, MI - Hartland Performing Arts Complex - Bled Fest

May 27 - Ashtabula, OH - West End Art Space (with Light Years)

June 8 - Providence, RI - The Blood Drive Co-Op +

June 9 - Providence, RI - BloodDrive Co-Op

June 10 - Rutland, VA - Merchants Hall

July 6 - New York, NY - Best Buy Theatre (with MXPX)

July 7 - Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero (with MXPX)

July 8 - Garden City, NY - Ethical Humanist
Center - Today's Mixtape Fest +

+Headline shows


LINKS

http://suchgold.com

https://www.facebook.com/suchgold

http://twitter.com/suchgold


May 23, 2012

FOR TODAY PREMIERE FIRST VIDEO, "FEARLESS," FROM FORTHCOMING ALBUM EXCLUSIVELY ON VEVO.COM

FOR TODAY PREMIERE FIRST VIDEO, "FEARLESS," FROM FORTHCOMING ALBUM EXCLUSIVELY ON VEVO.COM

Immortal (Out May 29th 2012 - Razor & Tie) Available For Preorder Now on iTunes

Confirmed For Full Run of 2012 Van's Warped Tour

"The punchy, pummeling Immortal is rife with crafty guitar hooks and scream-along choruses." - Revolver Magazine

"For Today has made a formidable returnImmortal comes to a successful and satisfying close that is as strong as its opening." - Outburn Magazine

"For Today have dialed back the bombast just enough to make their pounding combination of furious punk and viscous metal sound more immediate and live sounding." - Alternative Press


(New York, NY) - For Today's first video, "Fearless," from the band's new studio album, Immortal has premiered exclusively at VEVO.com - view HERE. The video was directed by Ramon Boutviseth (All That Remains, Trivium, Chelsea Grin). Immortal (out May 29th Razor & Tie) is now available for preorder on iTunes and features 11 new tracks produced by Will Putney (Lamb Of God, Suicide Silence). The album also includes special guest appearances from Sonny Sandoval of P.O.D., Jake Luhrs of August Burns Red and Tommy Green of Sleeping Giant.

For Today recently wrapped up their nationwide headlining "Fight The Silence Tour" presented by HK Army and Substream Magazine. The band is also confirmed for the entire run of the 2012 Van's Warped Tour.

For Today is a Christian metalcore band that will release their fourth full-length album and first for Razor & Tie on May 29th 2012. They are currently on the cover of HM Magazine's May 2012 issue- view HERE. For Today formed in 2005 and has since released one EP and three full-length albums. The hardcore-influenced metal band is known for their non-stop touring, high energy live performance, and unrelenting message. Having played over 1000 shows in five continents, For Today has toured with Emmure, We Came As Romans, Winds of Plague, The Devil Wears Prada. The band headlined the Scream The Prayer Tour 2010 with Maylene and The Sons of Disaster and also was on the Motel 6 Rock Yourself to Sleep Tour with We Came As Romans this past year. To date, For Today has sold over 70,000 albums in North America. As forthcoming about their faith as they are about their musical prowess, For Today have become widely known as one of modern metal's most technically proficient bands. For Today is Mattie Montgomery (lead vocals), Ryan Leitru (lead guitar, vocals), Brandon Leitru (bass), Michael Reynolds (rhythm guitar), and David Morrison (drums, percussion).

FOR TODAY TOUR DATES:
2012 VANS WARPED TOUR

June 16 - Salt Lake City, UT - Utah State Fairpark
June 17 - Denver, CO - Sports Authority Field at Mile High
June 20 - Las Vegas, NV - Luxor Hotel Parking Lot
June 21 - Irvine, CA - Orange County Great Park
June 22 - Pomona, CA - Pomona Fairplex
June 23 - San Francisco, CA - AT&T Park Lot A
June 24 - Ventura, CA - Ventura County Fair
June 27 - Chula Vista, CA - Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
June 28 - Glendale, AZ - Camelback Ranch
June 29 - Las Cruces, NM - NMSU Practice Field
June 30 - San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center
July 1 - Houston, TX - Reliant Center Parking Lot
July 3 - Dallas, TX - Gexa Energy Pavilion
July 5 - Maryland Heights, MO - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
July 6 - Auburn Hills, MI - The Palace of Auburn Hills
July 7 - Tinley Park, IL - First Midwest Bank Amphitheater
July 8 - Shakopee, MN - Canterbury Park
July 9 - Bonner Springs, KS - Sandstone Amphitheatre
July 10 - Noblesville, IN - Klipsch Music Center
July 11 - Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Blossom Music Center
July 12 - Burgettstown, PA - First Niagara Pavilion
July 13 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
July 14 - Montreal, QC - Parterre Ile Notre Dame at Parc Jean-Drapeau
July 15 - Toronto, ON - The Flats At Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
July 17 - Darien Center, NY - Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
July 18 - Scranton, PA - Toyota Pavilion
July 19 - Mansfield, MA - Comcast Center
July 20 - Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center
July 21 - Uniondale, NY - Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
July 22 - Hartford, CT - The Comcast Theatre
July 24 - Columbia, MD - Merriweather Post Pavilion
July 25 - Virginia Beach, VA - Farm Bureau Live At Virginia Beach
July 26 - Atlanta, GA - Aaron's Amphitheater at Lakewood
July 27 - Orlando, FL - Central Florida Fairgrounds
July 28 - West Palm Beach, FL - Cruzan Amphitheatre
July 29 - St. Petersburg, FL - Vinoy Park
July 30 - Charlotte, NC - Charlotte Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
July 31 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center
August 1 - Milwaukee, WI - Marcus Amphitheatre
August 4 - Redmond, WA - King County's Marymoor Park
August 5 - Portland, OR - Rose Quarter Riverfront

LINKS
http://www.fortodayband.com
http://www.facebook.com/ForToday
http://www.twitter.com/ForTodayBand
http://razorandtiepublicity.com/artistpage.php?artist=242
May 22, 2012

THE SWORD RELEASE LIMITED EDITION VINYL SINGLE OF HAMMER OF HEAVEN

THE SWORD RELEASE LIMITED EDITION VINYL SINGLE OF HAMMER OF HEAVEN

AVAILABLE THROUGH WEBSTORE AND ON JUNE TOUR DATES


Due to popular demand, The Sword have produced a 1,000 piece limited edition vinyl single of "Hammer of Heaven". The 7 inch picture disc will also feature a version of "Ebethron" recorded live at Austin's legendary Stubb's Barbeque. The vinyl picture disc will be released on June 22nd and is available now for pre order at www.indiemerch.com/thesword. Those pre ordering will receive the single along with a 7 x 7 signed and numbered glossy insert and an exclusive T-shirt.

A small quantity of the single will also be available at the band's June dates leading to their appearance at the Orion Music and More Festival.

June 17- Houston, TX - Fitzgeralds
June 18- New Orleans, LA - House of Blues Parish
June 19 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
June 20- Raleigh, NC - Kings Barcade
June 21 - Baltimore, MD - Sonar
June 22- Westchester, PA - The Note

For all information on The Sword, go to:
https://www.facebook.com/#!/theswordofdoom
http://twitter.com/#!/thesword
www.swordofdoom.com
May 21, 2012

BRAD TO PERFORM ON NBC'S LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON ON MAY 24TH

BRAD TO PERFORM ON NBC'S LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON ON MAY 24TH

Band Heads To East Coast For A String of Tour Dates
In Support Of New Album, United We Stand (Razor & Tie)

Watch May 2nd Jimmy Kimmel Live Performance HERE

(New York, NY) - BRAD will perform on NBC's Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on May 24th to promote their new album United We Stand (Razor & Tie) which was released on April 24th. The band heads to the East Coast for a string of tour dates hitting Philadelphia (5/21), Washington DC (5/22) and New York City (5/23). Tickets for the new shows are on at thebandbrad.com.

United We Stand Press Raves:
"... It's refreshing, shoot-from-the-hip rock and roll." - Seattle Weekly

"...It's most dynamic and diverse outing yet. BRAD's creative palette mirrors the boundless mentality of timeless rock from the '60s and '70s, but Gossard, drummer Regan Hagar, bassist Keith Lowe, and frontman Shawn Smith imbue the music with a passion all their own. It's a landmark for BRAD and one of the year's best records." - Artist Direct

"With their new record United We Stand released last week, Brad is back with some 70's-like grooves and a fresh-sounding energy with tunes such as "Diamond Blues", "Needle And Thread", "Miles Of Rope" and first single, "A Reason To Be In My Own Skin." - Glide Magazine

"The 10 tracks on Brad's latest album, United We Stand, continue to prove the group is more than just a Pearl Jam offshoot while the group itself continues to forge its own identity based around strong melodies and the soulful and versatile vocals of Shawn Smith." - Guerrilla Candy

"Longtime fans of the band will find much to love on United We Stand as BRAD's reflective, unique song writing approach is intact with Shawn Smith's soaring vocals cascading over throughout songs." - Anti-Music


United We Stand is the latest album from Seattle's underground favorites as they celebrate close to 20 years of musical brotherhood. BRAD s Stone Gossard (Pearl Jam) on guitar, vocalist/pianist Shawn Smith (Pigeonhed and Satchel), drummer Regan Hagar (Satchel), and bass player Keith Lowe (Fiona Apple and David Sylvian). Longtime fans of the band will find much to love on the ten track United We Stand as BRAD's reflective, unique song writing approach is intact with Shawn Smith's soaring vocals cascading over throughout songs.

Formed in 1992, BRAD originated as an official side-project that developed into something much deeper for fans and band alike. Anchored by Shawn Smith's astonishing vocals, the band's soulful rock sound has spawned four official studio albums. Over the years, Brad has toured off/on and also performed on both Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

BRAD Tour Dates
May 21 Philadelphia, PA World Cafe
May 22 Washington D.C. Red Palace
May 23 New York, NY Gramercy Theater

LINKS
thebandbrad.com
May 16, 2012

For The Fallen Dreams New Studio Album "Wasted Youth" Available For Preorder Now (Out July 17th - Artery Recordings / Razor & Tie)

FOR THE FALLEN DREAMS NEW STUDIO ALBUM
WASTED YOUTH AVAILABLE FOR PREORDER NOW HERE (OUT JULY 17TH - ARTERY RECORDINGS / RAZOR & TIE)

First Track Off Album, "Hollow," Available For Stream HERE

Confirmed For Summer 2012 All Stars Tour

(New York, NY) - For The Fallen Dreams latest studio album, Wasted Youth (Artery Recordings / Razor & Tie) is now available for preorder in a variety of fan bundles. Wasted Youth (out July 17th) was produced by Tom Denney (formerly of A Day To Remember) in his Florida studio during the winter of 2012.

For The Fallen Dreams Pre Order Bundles all include an instant download of "Hollow," a physical copy of Wasted Youth, band poster, and a choice of 4 different For The Fallen Dreams t-shirts or tank tops. Pre order bundles are available at http://razorandtie.merchnow.com/search/?q=For+the+Fallen+Dreams.

Watch a lyric video for "Hollow" off Wasted Youth HERE - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Fg9meGu6hg&feature=youtu.be

For The Fallen Dreams Wasted Youth cover art also revealed, hi-res available HERE.

The Lansing, Michigan based band recently wrapped up a nationwide tour with Artery Recordings label mates Chelsea Grin, Attila and Vanna. They will hit the road this summer as part of the high profile 2012 All Stars Tour which kicks off on August 3rd and makes stops across the country before concluding on August 27th. Suicide Silence will headline the tour with additional support from Unearth and Dance Gavin Dance (both on select dates) as well as The Word Alive, I See Stars, A Skylit Drive, Winds Of Plague and Attila amongst others. Full tour dates will be announced shortly.

Formed in 2003, For The Fallen Dreams has released three full length albums Changes (2008), Relentless (2009) and Back Burner (2011) on Rise Records, and a self-titled EP (2003). The band has toured extensively, including national stints with Unearth, For Today, Norma Jean, Chelsea Grin and Of Mice & Men as well as European shows supporting A Day To Remember, Bury Your Dead and more. Revolver Magazine said of the bands' music, "the band does manage to create material that will engage even the most jaded heavy-music listener" and Alter The Press said, "They do a great job at the divide between melody and angst, giving enough of each to both move and pump fists, just what every band that walks the line of hardcore needs, wishes for and much, much more." For The Fallen Dreams is Dylan Richter (vocals), Kalan Blehm (guitar), Jim Hocking (guitar) and Arvin Sarathy (drums).

For The Fallen Dreams Wasted Youth 7.17.12
1. Hollow
2. Resolvent Feelings
3. Please Don't Hurt
4. Until It Runs Out
5. Sober
6. Living A Lie
7. Always About You
8. Moving Forward
9. Your Funeral
10. When Push Comes To Shove
11. No One To Blame
12. Waking Up Alone
13. Pretending

Artery Recordings is the label home to The Artery Foundation and an imprint of independent label Razor & Tie, whose roster now includes Chelsea Grin, Vanna, Attila, I Declare War, A Bullet For Pretty Boy, Close To Home, The Crimson Armada and Casino Madrid. A management company since 2004, The Artery Foundation has a knack for finding diamonds in the rough and nurturing them into worldwide prominence. Some of their recent artists flooding the Billboard charts have included Top 40 releases with The Devil Wears Prada and Attack Attack!, Top 100 releases with Alesana and Breath Carolina and additional artists such as Asking Alexandria, Jonny Craig and Dance Gavin Dance.

FOR THE FALLEN DREAMS TOUR DATES
August 3 - Phoenix, AZ - Nile Theatre
August 4 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues
August 5 - Fresno, CA - Blackbeards Park
August 7 - Los Angeles, CA - House of Blues
August 8 - Anaheim, CA - The Grove
August 9 - Reno, NV - The Knitting Factory
August 10 - Salt Lake City, UT - In The Venue
August 11 - Denver, CO - Summit Music Hall
August 13 - Chicago, IL - Congress Theatre
August 14 - Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian
August 15 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
August 16 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza
August 17 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
August 18 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
August 19 - Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock
August 20 - Baltimore, MD - Sonar
August 21 - Virginia Beach, VA - The NorVa
August 22 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
August 24 - Houston, TX - House of Blues
August 25 - San Antonio, TX - Backstage Live
August 26 - Dallas, TX - The Palladium
August 27 - Mission, TX - Pharr Events Center
*2012 All-Stars Tour with Suicide Silence, Unearth, Dance Gavin Dance, Winds Of Plague, I See Stars, A Skylit Drive, The Word Alive, Stick To Your Guns, Attila, Stray From The Path, Make Me Famous, Betraying The Martyrs, Obey The Brave, Ice Nine Kills

FOR THE FALLEN DREAMS LINKS
http://www.facebook.com/forthefallendreams
http://www.myspace.com/forthefallendreams
www.arteryrecordings.com

May 14, 2012

P.O.D. PREMIERE FIRST VIDEO, "LOST IN FOREVER," FROM FORTHCOMING ALBUM EXCLUSIVELY ON VEVO.COM

P.O.D. PREMIERE FIRST VIDEO,"LOST IN FOREVER," FROM FORTHCOMING ALBUM EXCLUSIVELY ON VEVO.COM

Murdered Love Updated Release Date July 10th On Razor & Tie

Currently On Tour With Red; Confirmed For Third Annual Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival This Summer


(New York, NY) - P.O.D.'s first video,"Lost In Forever," from the band's new studio album, Murdered Love premiered exclusively today at VEVO.com - view HERE. The video was directed by Spence Nicholson. "Lost In Forever" is available for download on iTunes HERE.

Murdered Love (Razor & Tie) is the first new studio album in four years and is now confirmed for release on July 10th, 2012. This album is P.O.D.'s long-awaited follow-up to When Angels & Serpents Dance. Murdered Love sees the band reunited with long-time producer Howard Benson who also produced the band's massive Satellite album alongside hit albums for Kelly Clarkson, Theory Of A Deadman, Daughtry, and My Chemical Romance. The album is currently available for pre-order in three different bundles at payableondeath.com.

P.O.D. is currently on tour and will stay on the road throughout 2012 (full tour dates below). The band will join the third annual Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival this summer alongside multiplatinum rock bands Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind and Papa Roach.

P.O.D. (Payable on Death) formed in 1992 has logged a remarkable array of achievements, including worldwide sales exceeding 10 million and a series of chart topping radio hits. With a 15-year career under their belts, P.O.D. has released seven studio albums, received three Grammy Award nominations, contributed to numerous motion picture soundtracks, and toured the world over many times. With their third studio album, The Fundamental Elements of Southtown, they achieved their initial mainstream success - the album was certified Platinum by the RIAA in 2000. Their following studio album, Satellite, continued the band's success with the hit singles, "Alive" and "Youth of the Nation," pushing it to go triple platinum. The band's line-up consists of vocalist Sonny Sandoval, drummer Wuv Bernardo, guitarist Marcos Curiel, and bassist Traa Daniels.

P.O.D. U.S. TOUR DATES
May 16 - Milwaukee, MI - The Rave^
May 17 - Flint, MI - The Machine Shop Concert Lounge^
May 18 - Steger, IL - Another Hole In The Wall^
May 19 - Columbus, OH - Columbus Crew Stadium - Rock On The Range*
May 20 - St Louis, MO - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater *
May 22 - Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel^
May 23 - Nashville, TN - Cannery Ballroom^
May 24 - Memphis, TN - New Daisy Theatre^
May 25 - Pryor, OK - Rocklahoma*
May 26 - Dallas, TX - Grapevine Mills Mall - Journeys Backyard BBQ
May 27 - El Paso, TX - 27th Annual KLAQ Balloon Festival at Wet & Wild Waterworld*
June 3 - Chula Vista, CA - Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre - 91XFest*
June 30 - Charlotte, NC - Memorial Stadium (Free Show)
August 2 - Midland, TX - Rock The Desert*
November 27 - December 1 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - ShipRocked 2012

THIRD ANNUAL ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK UPROAR FESTIVAL
Tour Dates Here


*P.O.D. on festival
+P.O.D. Headline support from Love and Death featuring Brian Head Welch and Icon For Hire
^ P.O.D. and RED Co-Headline support from Love and Death featuring Brian Head Welch and Icon For Hire

LINKS
http://payableondeath.com/

Label Roster Artwork and Press Materials For Download: www.razorandtiepublicity.com

May 11, 2012

DEE SNIDER'S NEW ALBUM DEE DOES BROADWAY OUT NOW TO RAVE REVIEWS

DEE SNIDER'S NEW ALBUM DEE DOES BROADWAY OUT NOW TO RAVE REVIEWS

Deedoesbroadway.com

Launches

Snider Also Promotes First Autobiography

Shut Up And Give Me The Mic

Watch Dee Snider's Humorous New Video For "Mack The Knife" HERE

(New York, NY) - Dee Snider, the unmistakable front-man of the rock band Twisted Sister, has released his new studio album Dee Does Broadway(Razor & Tie) this week and has also just launched his album website Deedoesbroadway.com.The album features Dee's powerful voice and theatrical persona as he exudes his rock 'n' roll take on several Broadway classics. The new album coincides with the release of his first ever autobiography, Shut Up and Give Me TheMic (Gallery Books). Dee Does Broadway has been met with rave reviews:

"[Dee Does Broadway] melds the timeless melodies and passions of musical hits with the fire, intensity and energy of heavy metal. (Think Angela Lansbury meets Alice Cooper.)" Associated Press

"Dee Does Broadway finds the one-time frontman for Twisted Sister leaping into the Great White Way's songbook with both feet, albeit with his taste for metal intact with arrangementsthat recall theater-ready rock operaa...Bombastic"
Los Angeles Times

"Broadway like yo've never heard before. Snider has a knack for churning out metal versions of standard songs...Stellar"
Dallas Voice

Dee also appeared this week on a number of television shows: Fox and Friends, CNN's Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien (hosted for two hours), , Fox News- FOX 411, NBC New York Live, etc.Catch Dee this month as one of the cover of Revolver Magazine with The Black Veil Brides:

Dee Does Broadway

Dee Does Broadway features several special guest stars, including Broadway and television icon Bebe Neuwirth on the Damn Yankees song "Whatever Lola Wants," Broadway legend Patti LuPone on a West Side Story Medley "Tonight/Somewhere," pop icon Cyndi Lauper on Sweet Charity’s "Big Spender," Clay Aiken of American Idol on the Guys and Dolls classic "Luck Be a Lady Tonight," the stars of the Broadway hit musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert(Will Swenson, Tony Sheldon, and Nick Adams) on South Pacific's "There Is Nothin' Like A Dame," Mark Wood of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra playing violin on the Phantom of the Opera ballad "Music Of The Night," as well a special rendition of "The Joint Is Jumpin" from Ain't Misbehavin' with Dee's oldest son, Jesse Blaze Snider. Songs are also featured from classic Broadway shows including Cabaret, Chicago, The Threepenny Opera, Anything Goes, and Sweeney Todd. Dee Does Broadway was spawned from a number of voicemails exchanged featuring "Broadway Tunes" sung as messages between Dee Snider and Alice Cooper in 2009 and Dee's 2010 Broadway run in the Broadway rock musical Rock of Ages. Inspired to take this musical journey, the classically trained countertenor (who sang with his high school choirand always loud as hell) Snider enlisted producers Bob Kulick and Brett Chassen (whom Dee worked with on the metalized Frank Sinatra tribute called Sin-atra). The album was mixed by the legendary Ric Wake and Gustavo Celis, and features the incredible orchestrations and playing by the renowned composer/arranger Doug Katsaros and the bass guitar playing of one of rock's prolific players, the legendary Rudy Sarzo. The amazing guitar and drum work was all by co-producers Bob Kulick and Brett Chassen. Never straying from his rock roots, Dee Snider puts his own unique spin on musical favorites...It may not be metal...but it definitely rocks!

Shut Up And Give Me The Mic (Gallery Books)

Filled with entertaining anecdotes and candid confessions, Shut Up and Give Me the Mic takes you through the good times and bad with a heavy metal star who worked as hard as he played, and who did it all for his wife, four kids, and millions of fans. As lead singer and songwriter of Twisted Sister, Dee Snider became the poster boy for heavy metal, hair bands, and the wild side of rock. Now, in his twisted new memoir, he reveals the real stories behind the crazy makeup, the big hair, and badass hits like "We're Not Gonna Take It" and "I Wanna Rock." In his journey from every parent's worst teenage nightmare to Renaissance man, Dee avoided the usual pitfalls associated with rock stars. But that didn't stop Tipper Gore and the Parents Music Resource Center from targeting him-a fight that led him to testify before Congress with Frank Zappa. He may have been slapped with a Parental Advisory warning label, but, through it all, Snider stayed positive and focused on being the best he could be.

Dee Snider is best known as the lead vocalist and front man for legendary rock/metal band Twisted Sister. The band have released six studio albums, six live albums and their hugely successful 2006 holiday record, A Twisted Christmas (Razor & Tie). 1984's Stay Hungry produced the classic singles "We're Not Gonna Take It" and "I Wanna Rock." Snider has also previously released one solo album, 2000's Don't Let the Bastards Wear You Down. Dee Snider has been a mainstay in pop culture, appearing as a commentator on several VH1 productions, as well as his own A&E reality show "Growing Up Twisted," ABC's "Celebrity Wife Swap," and was a contestant on the latest season of NBC's "Celebrity Apprentice." Snider also starred as Dennis Dupree in a three month run in the Broadway hit "Rock Of Ages." Dee also has his own nationally syndicated radio show House Of Hair, which airs on more than 200 stations in North America.

LINKS:

www.deesnider.com

www.houseofhaironline.com

Deedoesbroadway.com

May 10, 2012

Shadows Fall Premiere First Video, "The Unknown," From Forthcoming Album Exclusively On Vevo.com

SHADOWS FALL PREMIERE FIRST VIDEO, "THE UNKNOWN," FROM FORTHCOMING ALBUM EXCLUSIVELY ON VEVO.COM

Song Streams From New Album "Fire From The Sky" (May 15, 2012) To Debut All Week On Various Sites

Currently On Tour With Fear Factory

"Heavy, grim...its best songs will remind listeners of Metallica." 4/5 Stars - Revolver Magazine

"Shadows Falls (and producer/co-songwriter Adam Dutkiewicz) tackle our end times with aplomb. There's a little something for everyone here, be it old-school thrash, hardcore sing-alongs, awesome solos, radio-friendly choruses, scream/sung dueling vocals...and that's just the first song ("The Unknown")...a duality that a modern-day Metallica would love to master." - Decibel Magazine

"Fire from the Sky is a great example of the Shadows Fall sound: amazingly energetic drums; thrashy, precise guitars; a mixture of screamed and melodic vocals; and impeccable production values...There's hardly a weak moment to be found on Fire From the Sky, and every Shadows Fall fan will be pleased." - Outburn Magazine

"Fire From The Sky is another compelling addition to their catalog...a leaner, meaner and thrashier take on their signature metalcore sound...the quintet's energy bursting from the speakers...A damn fine metal record" 3 1/2 / 4 Stars - Alternative Press Magazine

(New York, NY) - Shadows Fall's first video, "The Unknown," from the band's highly anticipated new studio album, Fire From The Sky premieres exclusively today at VEVO.com - view HERE. Fire From The Sky reunites Shadows Fall with long-time friend, producer/engineer and Killswitch Engage/Times Of Grace guitarist, Adam Dutkiewicz (Devil Wears Prada, All That Remains). The album has received rave reviews and accolades pointing to some of the band's most complex and melodic material in years.

Shadows Fall have previously previewed four tracks off Fire From The Sky - Noisecreep "Fire From The Sky", MetalSucks "The Unknown", AltPress.com "Divide And Conquer", RCRD LBL "Weight Of The World", and Premiere Guitar "Nothing Remains." The remainder of the tracks off the album will be streamed on several different sites leading up to release date (May 15th)
Fire From The Sky Song Streams:
• Metal Insider - "Save Your Soul" on Thursday May 10th
• Revolver - "Blind Faith" on Friday May 11th
• Noisecreep - "Lost Within" on Saturday May 12th
• Bloody-Disgusting - "Walk The Edge" on Sunday May 13th
• Metal Hammer - "The Wasteland" on Monday May 14th

Shadows Fall are currently on the road as direct support to Fear Factory this spring. The band will also headline a string of dates. (Full tour dates below).

Formed in 1996, Shadows Fall emerged from Springfield, Massachusetts as a D.I.Y. band that ultimately found legions of fans, worldwide fame, Grammy nominations, and rock radio success. The band has released six studio albums, two DVDs, a collection of B-sides and one Greatest Hits compilation, selling over 770,000 to date and has had music featured on the hugely popular video game series Guitar Hero. With the band's sound often described as having an unmistakable, seamless blend of metal and hard rock, Shadows Fall has grown to help define the very essence of modern aggressive music, showcasing their distinctive mix of bone-splintering aggression and melodic nuance. Shadows Fall has toured extensively with such bands as Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Stone Sour, Lacuna Coil, Trivium, Dragonforce, Killswitch Engage, As I Lay Dying, Slipknot, Five Finger Death Punch, Lamb Of God.

Shadows Fall Tour Dates
May 10 - Philadelphia, PA - Theater of Living Artist +
May 11 - Hampton, NH - Wally's Pub +
May 12 - Baltimore, MD - Sonar +
May 13 - New York, NY - Gramercy Theater +
May 15 - Pontiac, MI - The Crofoot Ballroom +
May 16 - McGuffy's House Of Rock - Dayton OH +
May 17 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge +
May 19 - Denver, CO - Summit Music Hall +
May 21 - Sacramento, CA - Ace of Spades +
May 22 - San Francisco, CA - Regency Center +
May 23 - Santa Ana, CA - Yost Theater +
May 25 - Las Vegas, NV - The Aruba *
May 26 - Phoenix, AZ - Joe's Grotto *
May 27 - El Paso, TX - House of Rock *
May 29 - Lubbock, TX - Jake's *
June 2 - Louisville, KY - Phoenix Hill Tavern *
June 3 - The V Club - Huntington, WV *
+w/Fear Factory
*Headlining Dates

SHADOWS FALL LINKS
www.shadowsfall.com
http://www.facebook.com/shadowsfall
www.myspace.com/shadowsfall
www.twitter.com/shadowsfallband

May 09, 2012

Chelsea Grin To Release New EP "Evolve" On June 19th 2012

CHELSEA GRIN TO RELEASE NEW EP "EVOLVE" ON JUNE 19TH 2012

First Track Off Album, "Lilith," Available For Stream Here

Hot Topic Exclusive Retailer For Physical EP

"Evolve" Pre-Order Bundles Available Now

(New York, NY) - Chelsea Grin's highly anticipated new EP, Evolve (Artery Recordings/Razor & Tie), is set for release on June 19th 2012. The physical EP will be available exclusively at Hot Topic stores nationwide as well as on the band's webstore and through the band at this summer's Warped Tour. The physical EP will include five songs plus an exclusive bonus track. The EP will also be available digitally at all digital service providers. Evolve is the follow up to their critically acclaimed 2011 sophomore full length My Damnation.

Chelsea Grin Pre Order Bundles all include a physical copy of the Evolve EP and include a variety of different band merch including t-shirts, wristbands and necklaces. Preorder bundles are available at MerchNow and MerchConnection.

Evolve was tracked by Buckett at High Vibe Recordings, mixed by Jason Suecof (Trivium, All That Remains, Whitechapel) at Audio Hammer Studios, and engineered by Eyal Levi (August Burns Red, Black Dahlia Murder, Job For A Cowboy, and guitarist of Daath).

Watch a lyric video for "Lilith" off Evolve HERE - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFAiOzgb8O0

Chelsea Grin's last album, My Damnation, thrusted the band onto the Billboard Top Album Charts debuting at #64 with over 6,700 total sales in the first week. My Damnation has sold close to 25,000 albums to date. The album also landed on a number of other charts #6 on the Hard Music Chart, #16 on the Rock Chart, #8 on the Independent Chart and #127 on the Top Albums Digital Chart. Chelsea Grin has received numerous accolades from fans and press alike including a coveted Alternative Press "AP Recommends" column and a #2 spot in the September 2010 AP Readers Chart, and Revolver named them a "Band To Watch" in the September/October 2011 issue of the magazine.

Chelsea Grin has spent the past couple of years consistently touring - highlights have been jaunts with Asking Alexandria, Whitechapel, For Today, and the 2011 Bamboozle Festival as well as their first headlining tour this past spring. The band released their first full length album, Desolation Of Eden, as the debut band on the newly formed Artery Recordings label in February 2010. The Salt Lake City based band is Alex Koehler (vocals), Jaek Harmond (guitars), Dan Jones (guitars), Jason Richardson (guitars), and David Flinn (bass).

Chelsea Grin - Evolve EP - June 19, 2012
1. The Second Coming
2. Lilith
3. S.H.O.T.
4. Confession
5. Don't Ask, Don't Tell
6. The Human Condition (Remix) *physical only exclusive track

CHELSEA GRIN TOUR DATES:
2012 VANS WARPED TOUR
Dates HERE

CHELSEA GRIN LINKS
www.chelseagrinmetal.com
www.facebook.com/chelseagrin
www.twitter.com/chelseagrinut
www.myspace.com/chelseagrin
www.arteryrecordings.com

Artery Recordings is the label home to The Artery Foundation and an imprint of independent label Razor & Tie, whose roster now includes For The Fallen Dreams, Chelsea Grin, Vanna, Attila, I Declare War, A Bullet For Pretty Boy, Close To Home, Adestria, The Crimson Armada and Casino Madrid. A management company since 2004, The Artery Foundation has a knack for finding diamonds in the rough and nurturing them into worldwide prominence. Some of their recent artists flooding the Billboard charts have included Top 40 releases with The Devil Wears Prada and Attack Attack!, Top 100 releases with Alesana and Breath Carolina and additional artists such as Asking Alexandria, Jonny Craig and Dance Gavin Dance.

May 08, 2012

NEW P.O.D. ALBUM, MURDERED LOVE, AVAILABLE NOW IN EXCLUSIVE PRE-ORDER BUNDLES

NEW P.O.D. ALBUM, MURDERED LOVE, AVAILABLE NOW IN EXCLUSIVE PRE-ORDER BUNDLES

Murdered Love Updated Release Date July 10th On Razor & Tie
Album Cover Art Revealed - Available Here

(New York, NY) - P.O.D.'s new studio album, Murdered Love (Razor & Tie), is available now in exclusive pre-order bundles at payableondeath.com. The new album is set for release on July 10th and features the first single, "Lost In Forever" - available for download on iTunes HERE. The song is getting a great reception at radio with support coming in over 40 markets across various formats including Active/Mainstream/Alternative and Christian. In just two weeks "Lost In Forever" is already Top 25 at Active Rock and top 20 at Christian Rock.

P.O.D.'s new studio album, Murdered Love album cover art has also been revealed - available here. The album cover and packaging for P.O.D.s' Murdered Love was illustrated and designed by Invisible Creature who's previous credits include The Foo Fighters, Norma Jean, Chris Cornell and many more. Invisible Creature have also received 4 Grammy nominations for music packaging.

The P.O.D. Murdered Love pre-order bundles are as follows:*

-TIER ONE (Music Bundle): Murdered Love CD, Digital Album Download, Instant Song Download, Album Artwork Lithograph- $12.00

-TIER TWO (T-Shirt Bundle): Murdered Love CD, Digital Album Download, Instant Song Download, Album Artwork Lithograph , Album Art T-Shirt - $22.00

-TIER THREE (Warrior Bundle): Murdered Love CD, Digital Album Download, Instant Song Download, Signed Album Artwork Lithograph, Album Artwork T-Shirt and P.O.D. Logo Jersey - $49.99

*All tiers will come with a CD, album digital download and an instant download of the song "Lost In Forever (Scream)".

Murdered Love is the first new studio album in four years and is now confirmed for release on July 10th 2012. This album is P.O.D.'s long-awaited follow-up to When Angels & Serpents Dance. Murdered Love sees the band reunited with long-time producer Howard Benson who also produced the band's massive Satellite album alongside hit albums for Kelly Clarkson, Theory Of A Deadman, Daughtry, and My Chemical Romance.

P.O.D. has kicked off a series of tour dates and festival shows tis past week and will stay on the road throughout 2012 (full tour dates below). The band was also just announced to join the third annual Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival this summer alongside multiplatinum rock bands Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind and Papa Roach,

P.O.D. (Payable on Death) formed in 1992 has logged a remarkable array of achievements, including worldwide sales exceeding 10 million, a series of chart topping radio hits, and an unprecedented four #1 MTV videos. With a 15-year career under their belts, P.O.D. has released seven studio albums, received three Grammy Award nominations, contributed to numerous motion picture soundtracks, and toured the world over many times. With their third studio album, The Fundamental Elements of Southtown, they achieved their initial mainstream success - the album was certified Platinum by the RIAA in 2000. Their following studio album, Satellite, continued the band's success with the hit singles, "Alive" and "Youth of the Nation," pushing it to go triple platinum. The band's line-up consists of vocalist Sonny Sandoval, drummer Wuv Bernardo, guitarist Marcos Curiel, and bassist Traa Daniels.

P.O.D. U.S. TOUR DATES

May 8 - Lancaster, PA - Chameleon Club^
May 9 - Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance^
May 11 - Traverse City, MI - Ground Zero @ The Streeters Center+
May 12 - Libertyville, IL - Austin's Fuel Room ^
May 13 - Boone, IA - Lazerfest 2012 at Central Iowa Expo*
May 16 - Milwaukee, MI - The Rave^
May 17 - Flint, MI - The Machine Shop Concert Lounge^
May 18 - Steger, IL -Another Hole In The Wall^
May 19 - Columbus, OH - Columbus Crew Stadium - Rock On The Range*
May 20 - St Louis, MO - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater *
May 22 - Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel^
May 23 - Nashville, TN - Cannery Ballroom^
May 24 - Memphis, TN - New Daisy Theatere^
May 25 - Pryor, OK - Rocklahoma*
May 26 - Dallas, TX - Grapevine Mills Mall - Journeys Backyard BBQ
May 27 - El Paso, TX - 27th Annual KLAQ Balloon Festival at Wet & Wild Waterworld*
June 3 - Chula Vista, CA - Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre - 91XFest*
June 30 - Charlotte, NC - Memorial Stadium (Free Show)
August 2 - Midland, TX - Rock The Desert*
November 27 - December 1 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - ShipRocked 2012
*P.O.D. on festival
+P.O.D. Headline support from Love and Death featuring Brian Head Welch and Icon For Hire
^ P.O.D. and RED Co-Headline support from Love and Death featuring Brian Head Welch and Icon For Hire

LINKS
http://payableondeath.com/

Label Roster Artwork and Press Materials For Download: www.razorandtiepublicity.com

May 07, 2012

R&B/Gospel Legend BeBe Winans Signs With Razor & Tie

R&B/Gospel Legend BeBe Winans Signs With Razor & Tie


America America, a Soulful New Collection of Patriotic Songs Celebrating the Heritage and History of Our Nation, Will Be Released on June 19th, 2012

Summer Tour With Dave Koz; New Book, The Whitney I Knew, Winans' Memories of Longtime Friend Whitney Houston, Due in Stores July 31, 2012

NEW YORK, NY -(Marketwire - May 7, 2012) - BeBe Winans, a critically acclaimed, inspirational R&B and gospel vocalist, best known as a member of the celebrated Winans family dynasty, has signed with Razor & Tie. BeBe Winans' new album, America America, which honors our nation's heritage, will be released by Razor & Tie on June 19th, 2012.

Cliff Chenfeld, co-owner Razor & Tie, comments, "BeBe Winans is one of our country's great singers and he has made a timely, necessary record that will speak to all Americans. It is a brave, powerful statement. We are very proud to be working with BeBe."

Winans is a Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and producer, including his Grammy for co-producing the song "Jesus Loves Me" on Whitney Houston's smash film soundtrack from 'The Bodyguard.' He has achieved wide notoriety both as a solo artist and as part of the hit-making duo BeBe & CeCe Winans (the first brother and sister duo to be awarded a prestigious Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame). He is also a noted actor who has appeared on the stage (in the Broadway production of 'Oprah Winfrey Presents The Color Purple') and screen (2003's 'The Manchurian Candidate'). As a solo artist, BeBe Winans has sold 1 million albums.

"I am very excited about this new partnership with Razor & Tie," Winans said. "They understand who I am as an artist and what I'm trying to achieve with America America. I appreciate their business model and look forward to working closely with them to bring this new record to the widest audience possible."

America America, Winans' seventh solo release, is comprised of nine classic songs including "America The Beautiful," "Lift Every Voice," "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" and our national anthem, "The Star Spangled Banner," all imbued with his soul-stirring touches. Winans also wrote three new songs for the album -- the beautifully hopeful title track and first single, "America America" (which will feature a touching companion video directed by David Warshauer [Katy Perry, Black Eyed Peas]), the upbeat "We're The United States of America," and the poignant "Ultimate Sacrifice," dedicated to our troops.

"The inspiration for America America is the time we are living in," Winans explains. "Sometimes, we forget that we are all Americans. At sporting events, when the national anthem is sung, everyone stands -- black, white, rich, poor -- everyone."

Tour dates with Dave Koz beginning in June and continuing throughout the summer will be announced shortly. The pair worked together on the title track of Koz's 1999 release, The Dance. Winans is expected to perform songs from America America as well as highlights from his impressive career.

Winans' poignant memories of his dear friend and frequent musical collaborator Whitney Houston will be shared in his upcoming book, The Whitney I Knew (Worthy Publishing). The book will be in stores on July 31, 2012. No one can forget the emotional performance and moving eulogy Winans delivered during Houston's nationally televised funeral.

BeBe Winans is the latest addition to independent label Razor & Tie's expanding roster that includes artists from various genres. The New York City-based label is one of the fastest growing independent record companies in the United States, and has garnered both Platinum sales and Grammy awards in its 20-year history.

Dave Koz Tour - all dates are with Special Guest BeBe Winans
6/22 El Paso, TX Plaza Theatre Performing Arts Center
6/23 Englewood, NJ Bergen Performing Arts Center
6/24 Hampton, VA Hampton Jazz Fest at Hampton
7/20 San Antonio, TX Majestic Theatre
7/22 San Dimas, CA JazzFest West
7/28 Healdsburg, CA Rodney Strong Winery
*7/29 San Diego, CA Embarcadero Marina Park South * Dave Koz w/San Diego Symphony *
8/2 Red Bank, NJ Count Basie Theatre
8/3 Apple Valley, MN Minnesota Zoo Amphitheater
8/10 Huntington, NY The Paramount Theater
8/11 Richmond, VA Richmond Jazz Festival 2012
8/17 Newport Beach, CA Hyatt Regency Newport Beach
8/18 Temecula, CA Thornton Winery
8/19 Temecula, CA Thornton Winery
8/22 Vienna, VA The Filene Center
8/23 Glenside, PA Keswick Theatre
8/25 Saratoga, CA Montalvo Arts Center

The Sword Announce Warm Up Shows To Orion Music And More Festival

THE SWORD ANNOUNCE WARM UP SHOWS TO ORION MUSIC AND MORE FESTIVAL

The Sword have announced 6 warm up shows routing to the Orion Music and More Festival in Atlantic City on June 23rd from their home base of Austin, TX. Following the Orion Festival appearance, the band will commence recording their debut CD for Razor & Tie, scheduled for release in the fall.

The dates for the warm up shows are:

June 17 - Houston, TX - Fitzgeralds
June 18 - New Orleans, LA - House of Blues Parish
June 19 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
June 20 - Raleigh, NC - Kings Barcade
June 21 - Baltimore, MD - Sonar
June 22 - Westchester, PA - The Note

Direct support on all shows will be Red Fang. Honky will open the shows in Houston and New Orleans and Kyng will open the shows in Atlanta, Raleigh, Baltimore, and Westchester.

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Joe Jackson and the Bigger Band Announce Fall Tour Dates, New Album THE DUKE Out on 6/26

Joe Jackson and the Bigger Band, featuring Regina Carter Announce Fall Tour Dates


Exclusive First Listen to "I'm Beginning To See The Light" Off Of Upcoming Album, The Duke


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Duke Ellington Tribute Album, The Duke, out June 26th on Razor & Tie


Guests include Iggy Pop, Sharon Jones, Regina Carter, ?uestlove, Christian McBride, Steve Vai, and more.


Joe Jackson Tour Dates


09/15: Bethesda, MD - Music Centre at Strathmore
09/16: Greenville, SC - Peace Center Hall
09/18: Glenside, PA - Keswick Theatre
09/19: Boston, MA - Wilbur Theatre
09/21: New York, NY - Town Hall
09/22: New York, NY - Town Hall
09/25: Red Bank, NJ - Count Basie Theatre
09/27: Ann Arbor, MI - Michigan Theater
09/28: Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre
09/29: Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theater
10/02: Seattle, WA - Moore Theatre
10/04: Saratoga, CA - The Lilian Fontaine Garden Theatre at Montalvo
10/05: San Francisco, CA - Nob Hill Masonic Center
10/06: Los Angeles, CA - Orpheum Theatre

In support of his upcoming album The Duke (out June 26th on Razor & Tie), Joe Jackson will soon be taking his stellar ensemble on the road for a Fall US tour. The touring band will include Regina Carter on violin, long-time Jackson collaborator, percussionist Sue Hadjopoulos, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Allison Cornell, Jesse Murphy on bass, Adam Rogers on guitar, and Nate Smith on drums. The five-time Grammy nominee has also just unveiled the first track off the album, "I'm Beginning to See the Light." Jackson's rendition of the revered track consists of a medley of the three Ellington classics, "I'm Beginning To See The Light," "Take the A Train" and "Cotton Tail," which premiered on The Huffington Post.

The Duke finds the iconoclastic English singer/composer/arranger/keyboardist interpreting 15 Ellington classics over the course of ten tracks, interspersing melodic and rhythmic elements of various compositions in a manner that's consistent with Ellington's own freewheeling approach. Rather than emulating the songs' original big-band settings, Jackson filters the material through his own musical imagination while exploring an assortment of unexpected grooves and textures. The resulting album is a seamless fusion of sounds and styles, whose abundant sense of playfulness is consistent with Ellington's boundary-breaking attitude.

Jackson's distinctive voice is featured on I'm Beginning To See The Light, Mood Indigo, and I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good), while It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) finds him trading vocals with punk icon Iggy Pop. R&B diva Sharon Jones, meanwhile, shines with a soulful I Ain't Got Nothin' But The Blues. In keeping with Ellington's multiculturalism, Jackson also encouraged Iranian singer Sussan Deyhim to perform a soaring Caravan in Farsi, and Lilian Vieira, of the Brazilian/Dutch collective Zuco 103, to create a sunny, sexy Portuguese version of Perdido.

The album's striking mix of electronic and organic textures is especially evident on instrumentals like Isfahan, Rockin' In Rhythm, The Mooche, and Black and Tan Fantasy. The musicians include two contemporary jazz stars, violinist Regina Carter and bassist Christian McBride; rock guitar hero Steve Vai; drummer Ahmir '?uestlove' Thompson and other members of The Roots; and two of Jackson's old associates, guitarist Vinnie Zummo and percussionist Sue Hadjopoulos. The album was recorded and mixed by the legendary Elliot Scheiner (Steely Dan, Sting, Bob Dylan). Though The Duke is a tribute album, it's also very much a Joe Jackson album, consistent with his long-standing sense of musical adventure.

Tracks:
1. Isfahan
2. Caravan
3. I'm Beginning To See The Light - Take The A Train
4. Mood Indigo
5. Rockin' In Rhythm
6. I Ain't Got Nothin' But The Blues - Do Nothin' Till
7. I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)
8. Perdido - Satin Doll
9. The Mooche - Black and Tan Fantasy
10. It Don't Mean A Thing (If You Ain't Got That Swing)

May 02, 2012

Such Gold First Studio Album "Misadventures" Set For Release

SUCH GOLD FIRST STUDIO ALBUM "MISADVENTURES" SET FOR RELEASE AUGUST 14TH 2012(OUT VIA RAZOR & TIE)

Additional Spring Tour Dates Announced

Listen To "Storyteller" HERE

(New York, NY) - Rochester-based melodic hardcore/punk act Such Gold is set to release their debut studio album, Misadventures, on August 14th via Razor & Tie. The album was produced by Steve Evetts (Every Time I Die, Saves The Day, Lifetime, The Dillinger Escape Plan). Such Gold is currently featured in Alternative Press' 100 Bands You Need To Know, who recently premiered "Storyteller," the first listen off the new album, via their Free 100 Bands You Need To Know Mixtape. "Storyteller" is available for streaming here: http://soundcloud.com/such-gold/storyteller.

Such Gold have also announced additional tour dates this spring and summer. The band will headline a select group of shows and act as support to artists including MxPx and A Day To Remember. Such Gold recently wrapped a European/UK tour this April. (full tour dates below).

Such Gold formed in 2009 and have reaped the rewards of their tireless efforts by releasing two EPs, Stand Tall (2009, Mightier Than Sword Records) and Pedestals (2010, 6131 Records). The band also released music on a split EP with Into It. Over It., and released an additional EP with A Loss For Words this past November. Fans of Such Gold have been attracted to the band's pop-punk stylings as the young group marries their love for old school pop-punk, hardcore and indie rock. Alternative Press has raved about the bands' music, "a pitch-perfect, gimmick-free example of how solid the melodic hardcore-influenced pop-punk sound could really be when imbued with an indelible enthusiasm and adolescent passion" and proclaiming the songs are "breathtaking" and "leaving one wanting more." The band has toured with The Wonder Years, We Are The Union, A Loss For Words, Man Overboard, Polar Bear Club, Fireworks, Balance and Composure, Rust Belt Lights, Maker, Kills and Thrills, etc. Such Gold is Ben Kotin (vocals), Nate Derby (guitar), Skylar Sarkis (guitar/vocals) and Devan Bentley (drums).

Such Gold - U.S. Tour Dates

May 9 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom (with A Day To Remember)
May 10 - Whitehall, PA - Planet Trog Entertainment (with Transit)
May 11 - Rochester, NY - The Bug Jar (with Daytrader)
May 12 - Nashua, NH - Granite Skatepark (with Daytrader)
May 13 - Holyoke, MA - The Waterfront Tavern (with Daytrader)
May 18 - Newburgh, NY - Pub 151 +
May 26 - Howell, MI - Hartland Performing Arts Complex - Bled Fest
May 27 - Ashtabula, OH - West End Art Space (with Light Years)
June 8 - Providence, RI - The Blood Drive Co-Op +
June 9 - Bucksport, ME - The Kave +
July 6 - New York, NY - Best Buy Theatre (with MXPX)
July 7 - Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero (with MXPX)
July 8 - Garden City, NY - Ethical Humanist Center - Today's Mixtape Fest +
+Headline shows

LINKS
http://suchgold.com
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http://twitter.com/suchgold

May 01, 2012

THE SWORD RELEASE BRAND-NEW DIGITAL SINGLE "HAMMER OF HEAVEN"

THE SWORD RELEASE BRAND-NEW DIGITAL SINGLE "HAMMER OF HEAVEN"

TRACK SUBMITTED FOR AVENGERS SOUNDTRACK

Listen To A Snippet Of The Song HERE


In advance of Friday's premiere of the much anticipated Avengers movie, The Sword have announced the release of "Hammer Of Heaven," an early track dating back to 2003 that was not included on Age Of Winters, which the band submitted for inclusion on The Avengers soundtrack album.

Due to severe space limitations, the song did not make the final track listing, but the band, along with their new label partners at Razor & Tie have decided to make "Hammer Of Heaven" available digitally to coincide with the release of the film. Click HERE to download the song on iTunes.

The Sword will commence recording their fourth album (and first for Razor & Tie) on June 24th after their appearance at Metallica's Orion Festival in Atlantic City. The new album is scheduled for a fall release.

LINKS
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NEW JON McLAUGHLIN ALBUM, PROMISING PROMISES, AVAILABLE NOW IN EXCLUSIVE PRE-ORDER BUNDLES

NEW JON McLAUGHLIN ALBUM, PROMISING PROMISES, AVAILABLE NOW IN EXCLUSIVE PRE-ORDER BUNDLES



Promising Promises Out May 22nd On Razor & Tie



More Jon McLaughlin Headline Tour Dates Added



Catch Jon's Live Performance and Chat This Wednesday May 2nd at 5PM ET At Livestream



(New York, NY) - Singer songwriter Jon McLaughlin's new studio album, Promising Promises (Razor & Tie), is available now in exclusive pre-order bundles at www.jonmcl.com. The new album is set for release on May 22nd, and features the first single, "Summer Is Over," with Sara Bareilles- watch the video here on VEVO. The song was recently selected by USA Today as the Playlist song of the week and described as "Piano notes swirl around the pair like an eddy of leaves." Catch Jon's live performance and chat this Wednesday May 2nd at 5PM ET at Livestream.


The Jon McLaughlin Promising Promises pre-order bundles are as follows:*
-TIER ONE: Promising Promises CD, Digital Album Download, Instant Song Download, 11x17 Two-Sided Poster - $10.00


-TIER TWO (T-SHIRT BUNDLES): Promising Promises CD, Digital Album Download, Instant Song Download, 11x17 Two-Sided Poster, Choice of T-Shirt (3 Options: Album Artwork T-Shirt, Summer Is Over Tree T-Shirt, or Bird T-Shirt) - $20.00


-TIER THREE (BIG BUNDLE): Promising Promises CD, Digital Album Download, Instant Song Download, Signed 11x17 Two-Sided Poster, Promising Promises Calendar, Lyric Postcards - $39.99


-TIER FOUR (UTLIMATE BUNDLE):


- Option One: Promising Promises CD, Digital Album Download, Instant Song Download, Signed 11x17 Two-Sided Poster, Promising Promises Calendar, Lyric Postcards, Album Artwork T-Shirt, Meet & Greet at Spring Tour Date - $79.99


- Option Two: Promising Promises CD, Digital Album Download, Instant Song Download, Signed 11x17 Two-Sided Poster, Promising Promises Calendar, Lyric Postcards, Album Artwork T-Shirt, Personalized video of performance - $79.99


*All tiers will come with a CD and an album digital download. All tiers also come with an instant download of the song "Promising Promises."


Details for Ultimate Bundle:


Meet & Greet - In addition to the items in the Ultimate bundle, you will receive a Meet & Greet in one of the cities on Jon McLaughlin’s upcoming Spring Tour. This Meet & Greet is good for one show on the Spring Tour only and is not good for any shows following this tour. The Meet and Greet does NOT include tickets to the performance, those must be purchased separately and are required to participate in the Meet and Greet. . Please ensure that you meet the minimum age requirement to attend the show prior to purchasing the Meet and Greet option.


Dedication Video -In addition to the Ultimate bundle you will receive a personalized video of Jon performing an acoustic version Promising Promises track "The Atmosphere." Jon will shoot a short dedication to whoever you like before the performance. Great for Christmas, birthdays, or a treat for yourself.


Jon McLaughlin will also kick off a headline tour on May 16th in Dallas, TX wrapping in late June in Boston, MA (tour dates below). Tickets on-sale here: http://jonmcl.cinderblock.com/.


Jon McLaughlin Tour Dates:
May 16 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues - Cambridge Room
May 17 - Houston, TX - House of Blues - Bronze Peacock
May 18 - San Antonio, TX - The White Rabbit
May 20 - Austin, TX - Stubbs BBQ
May 22 - Scottsdale, AZ - Martini Ranch
May 23 - San Diego, CA - Anthology
May 24 - Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour
May 25 - Redondo Beach, CA - Dive at Brixton
May 26 - Sacramento, CA - Harlow's
May 27 - San Francisco, CA - Cafe du Nord
May 29 - Portland, OR - Mission Theatre
May 30 - Seattle, WA - The Triple Door
June 1 - Salt Lake City, UT - The State Room
June 3 - Fort Collins, CO - Aggie Theater
June 5 - Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theater
June 6 - Milwaukee, WI - Shank Hall
June 7 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
June 9 - Indianapolis, IN - Vogue Theatre
June 12 - Ann Arbor, MI - The Ark
June 13 - Cincinnati, OH - 20th Century Ballroom
June 14 - Pittsburgh, PA - Club Cafe
June 16 - Virginia Beach, VA - The Jewish Mother
June 18 - Vienna, VA - Jammin' Java
June 19 - Annapolis, MD - Rams Head Tavern
June 21 - New York, NY - The Gramercy Theater
June 22 - Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe Live
June 23 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall



Promising Promises embodies McLaughlin's irresistible songwriting style and charismatic live performances. The album features songs all written and produced by Jon McLaughlin and was partially recorded in 2011 with additional material currently completed in Jon's home state of Indiana with his core band. At the heart of Promising Promises remains Jon's sweetly melancholy songs. McLaughlin was able to let his stories and characters live through painfully honest and telling lyrics. With Jon's lead single he returns to a more traditional view of heartbreak with the wistful "Summer is Over," written for a friend in the throes of a crushing break-up.


The mid-western born and raised Jon McLaughlin has released two albums 2007's Indiana and 2008's OK Now with Island Records. His hit singles "Beautiful Disaster" and "Beating My Heart" propelled the singer songwriter up the charts and to date he has sold more than 1 million digital tracks and 170,000 albums. In 2008 McLaughlin appeared as himself in the film Enchanted starring Amy Adams and Patrick Dempsey singing the song "So Close." The song was nominated for an Academy Award and Jon performed it at the Oscars in front of 32 million US viewers. The 29 year old McLaughlin plays both piano and guitar and has performed on such television shows as The Today Show, The Tonight Show and The CBS Early Show and been featured on NPR's Weekend Edition. USA Today has raved about his "indelibly catchy" music and Billboard has declared his songs have "instantaneous hit potential, and proper promotion could propel the artist to superstar status." His music has been featured in film and television shows such as Disney's Bridge To Terabithia, Universal Pictures' Georgia Rule, CBS's Ghost Whisperer, CBS's Flashpoint, an ABC Primetime promo spot, NBC's Scrubs, and NBC's The Event. McLaughlin has toured with Kelly Clarkson, Adele, Colbie Caillat, Sara Bareilles, One Republic, Paolo Nutini, Duffy and many more.


LINKS
www.jonmcl.com
www.facebook.com/jonmclaughlin
www.myspace.com/jonmclaughlin
www.twitter.com/jonmclaughlin