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California metallers HUNTRESS are storming stages throughout Europe in support of their latest release, 2013’s Starbound Beast. The band is co-headlining several dates with Battlecross and will be appearing at Download Festival (UK), Nova Rock Festival (Austria) and Graspop Festival (Belgium).
|Continuing the heavy metal onslaught, HUNTRESS will return to the road stateside this fall alongside Arch Enemy and Kreator. The tour begins October 23rd in Baltimore, MD and runs through November 23rd in Cleveland, OH. A complete list of dates can be found below.
Front woman Jill Janus on the upcoming tour:
“North America, prepare for facemelting! HUNTRESS is stoked to join the coveted Arch Enemy tour this fall. It’s an exciting time for women in heavy metal; we’re honored to be touring with Arch Enemy as the new era with Alissa White-Gluz begins. Kreator joining this killer tour makes us ecstatic, having been fans for many years. HUNTRESS is ready to rage!”
Whenever they have a free moment, the band is hard at work on their third studio album. Andrew Alekel (Foo Fighters, No Doubt, Queens of the Stone Age, Clutch) and James A. Rota (Sound City, Fireball Ministry) will be handling production duties on the upcoming release. More info and news on HUNTRESS’ new album will be made available soon.
HUNTRESS is ascending rapidly within the ranks of heavy metal. The band released their debut album Spell Eater in 2012, followed closely by Starbound Beast in 2013. They toured relentlessly in 2013, supporting mega metal acts Lamb of God, Danzig and touring with the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. HUNTRESS continues their quest to bring true heavy metal to the masses. Their video for the song “Zenith” (directed by Phil Mucci) is blowing minds and was nominated for The Revolver Magazine Golden God Award in the “Best Film and Video” category. HUNTRESS’Best Music Video Lists 2013: #1 Daily Gridhouse, #1 The Church of Metal, Video of the Year Unsung Melody, #3 Noisecreep, #4 Revolver Magazine, #4 Loudwire. Starbound Beast was also voted #5 in LA Weekly’s Best L.A. Metal Albums of 2013 List.
One can say QUEEN V is more man you can ever be and more woman than you can ever get. A global icon in the making, QUEEN V already holds court as the reigning rock regent of NYC. With a decade under her belt as the quintessential Lady of Manhattan’s Lower East Side, QUEEN V has developed an obsessed fan base that stretches far beyond the concrete jungle.
That fan base is poised to witness the rock n’ roll greatness of V on both coasts this fall. QUEEN V is set to hit Los Angeles, CA and West Hollywood, CA this September, and will perform at two locations in New York City in October. See directly
below for a listing of current tour dates.
9/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ Atwater Crossing – Performing as part of Scott Mitchell’s “A Decade of Rock & Roll” Photo Exhibit (Additional performances by John Densmore of The Doors, Stolen Babies and more)
9/20 – West Hollywood, CA @ Sunset Marquis – Unplugged Acoustic Set
10/2 – New York, NY @ Bowery Electric (Additional performances by Dizzy Reed of Guns N’ Roses)
10/10 – New York, NY @ The Canal Room – Part of CBGB Festival
QUEEN V is planning to release a brand new WWII-themed music video for the track “Right or Wrong” this month. V is also currentl
y hard at work writing her next EP, due out next fall.
QUEEN V released her latest album, The Decade of Queen V on June 25, 2013 via Royal Noise Records. Filled with one blistering hard rocker after another, featuring the tough yet soulful, passionate and empowered vocals of QUEEN V, backed by an army of guitar slingers (including herself), The Decade of Queen V encompasses her recorded output from 2005 to 2013.
The Decade of Queen V opens with “Revolution Baby” (2009) where Queen V snarls “if you think you own me, go to hell,” complete with a Led Zeppelin-styled blues-harp by Jon Paris, and ends with “Wasted” (2009), an anthem-for-the-ages co-written by Motörhead’s Lemmy who shares vocal duties with V. Other highlights on the album include the brand new “Cry Your Eyes Out,” the gutsy “My Machine (2009), which features a burning lead guitar solo by Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine), and the deeply moving “Right Or Wrong” (2005). The 11 tracks on The Decade Of Queen V show that V is not only a fierce rock n’ roll siren, but also a nuanced and varied songwriter, able to traverse a diverse range of emotions.
For more information on QUEEN V, please visit these websites:
QUEEN V Official Website: http://www.queenv.com/web/
QUEEN V Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialQueenV
QUEEN V Twitter: https://twitter.com/theQueenV
Female-fronted, truth-telling, Russian-imported hard rockers LOUNA are pleased to announce their first ever U.S. tour with The Pretty Reckless and Heaven’s Basement, hitting 26 U.S. cities this fall! The tour kicks off on September 25th in Jacksonville, FL and comes to a close in Washington, D.C. on November 3rd. Tickets are on sale now, so get them while you can experience LOUNA during their first visit to the U.S.!
Today, the band released a personal video to fans announcing their involvement in the tour, exclusively with Revolver Magazine. View the video here! The video discusses the band’s excitement to perform for fans in the United States, and also discusses how they are pleased to come to the states to show American fans that outside of all of the oppression and discrimination going on in Russia right now, there are good, real people that want to spread a message of peace and bring people together.
“This is the first time that a major rock band from Russia has visited America since the 1980’s,” states frontwoman Lousine Gevorkian. “We’re happy to visit 26 cities with The Pretty Reckless and our new friends in Heaven’s Basement and to play our music to you, because we’re a band that wants to sing about peace, wants to sing about love, wants to sing about freedom, friendship, and no wars, no pain and no discrimination.”
See below for all confirmed tour dates:
LOUNA: On Tour with THE PRETTY RECKLESS & HEAVEN’S BASEMENT:
9/25 – Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits
9/26 – Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
9/27 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Live
9/28 – Orlando, FL @ The Social
9/29 – Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
9/30 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
10/02 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
10/03 – Austin, TX @ The Parish
10/04 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
10/05 – San Antonio, TX @ Sam’s Burger Joint
10/07 – Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock Live
10/09 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
10/10 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
10/11 – Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
10/12 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
10/14 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
10/15 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
10/23 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theatre
10/25 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall
10/26 – Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe at ONC
10/27 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
10/29 – Columbus, OH @ A&R Music Bar
10/30 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
10/31 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
11/01 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
11/03 – Washington, DC @ The Fillmore
No other rock group from Russia has exploded onto the music scene quite as rapidly as LOUNA. Their first English language album, Behind A Mask, was released on April 30, 2013 via Red Decade Records and MEG/RED. Frontwoman Lousine Gevorkian was named the best female rock vocalist in Russia in February of 2013 at the annual Nashe Awards, the closest award show in Russia to the Grammy’s or American Music Awards for rock musicians. She was nominated for the same award the year before.
LOUNA are the most commercially successful rock band of the modern protest movement (of which Pussy Riot has become the most internationally renowned). They donated their song “The Time of X” to the White Album project raising funds for Pussy Riot’s support and defense. MTV USA came to Moscow in the Fall of 2012 and will feature LOUNA in an upcoming documentary about protest musicians around the world called “Rebel Music” airing in October on MTV.
After the release of their first EP, which lyrically focused on the many modern social problems that exist, they were quickly named the 2009 Best New Artist of the Year at the annual Russian Alternative Music Prize (RAMP) awards. They released their first album, “Let’s Get Louder” in December of 2010, selling out every venue during their first national tour of Russia supporting the album. Two singles, “Fight Club” and “Let’s Get Louder” reached #1 on the Russian radio charts, with “Fight Club” remaining in the top 10 for a record-breaking 16 weeks and also being named the 2011 Rock Song of the Year at the annual Nashe Awards. Along with this, LOUNA was nominated for Breakthrough Artist and Solo Performance of the year. “Mama,” their first single from their February 2012 album, “The Time of X”, went straight to #1 on the Russian radio charts.
LOUNA has performed on the main stage as a headliner at every major festival throughout Russia, and is almost universally considered the most in demand young rock band in all of the Russian world. They have played in Russia with numerous international artists such as Limp Bizkit, Billy Talent, Paramore, The Killers, Bullet for My Valentine and many others. In early 2012, they were invited to perform as one of the main headliners at the 50th-birthday concert festival honoring Russian rock legend Victor Tsoi of the band KINO, playing to audiences of over 15,000 people in both Moscow and St. Petersburg.
|Lou Gevorkian (vocals)
Vitaly Demidenko (bass)
Rouben Kazariyan (guitar)
Sergey Ponkratiev (guitar)
Leonid “Pilot” Kinzbursky (drums)
For more information on LOUNA, please visit these websites: