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Day in Rock Report for 06/06/2023

Red Hot Chili Peppers announce a show at Hersheypark Stadium in Hershey, PA, on September 27. This exclusive Hersheypark Stadium show, the band's first appearance in Hershey since July 17, 2000, is part of their 2023 Global Stadium Tour, in support of their two #1 studio albums that were released in 2022, Unlimited Love and Return of the Dream Canteen.

Tickets will become available starting with a presale on Wednesday, June 7 at 10 a.m. ahead of the general on-sale beginning on Friday, June 9 at 10 a.m. at LiveNation.com. (continue)

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Tool return to the road this fall, expanding on their recently announced festival appearances (Power Trip, Aftershock and Louder Than Life) with an additional six weeks of performances, including the band's first Canadian dates since 2019.

The tour announcement follows Tool's debut live performances of 2023, headlining both Welcome to Rockville and the Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival in recent weeks. (continue)

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After a triumphant return on the battlegrounds of Boston Calling and Sonic Temple, Queens of the Stone Age have announced the details of their North American tour, which will kick off on August 3rd in Sterling Heights, MI. Queens of The Stone Age and Citi pre-sales begin Tuesday, June 6th at 10am local time, with public on-sale following Friday June 9th, 10am local time. The east coast leg of the tour will feature support from Phantogram and The Armed. Viagra Boys and Jehnny Beth will support on the mid-west and west coast dates.

The End Is Nero tour is an invitation from Joshua Homme, Troy Van Leeuwen, Michael Shuman, Dean Fertita and Jon Theodore to come celebrate the end of the world, which we hear is "in a month or two." They would like to encourage the obscene and the clean, the outcasts and the weirdos, and anyone and everyone in between to attend, this is where you belong. Leave your judgment at the door, bring anything and everything else. (continue)

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As they prepare for the release of their 12th studio album, Peace...Like A River, this month, renowned GRAMMY-nominated band Gov't Mule, led by guitar legend, vocalist, songwriter, and producer Warren Haynes, has issued one final tease with their new single "Made My Peace."

When writing the new song, Haynes - who recently performed at Willie Nelson's 90th birthday extravaganza and CMT Music Awards' Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute and is a featured player on Dolly Parton's forthcoming Rockstar album alongside Steven Tyler - drew on another rock-solid artist for inspiration: The Beatles. (continue)

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311 have announced their upcoming fall tour with special guests AWOLNATION and Blame My Youth. The tour kicks off in Clive, IA on September 19 and will be making stops in St. Louis, Kansas City, Grand Junction, Salt Lake City, and more before wrapping up in Highland, CA on October 8.

"We're super excited to get out on the road with AWOLNATION and Blame My Youth," shares Nick Hexum. "I'm a big fan of both of those bands and we're getting hit some towns we haven't played in a long while. Stoked!" (continue)

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Nita Strauss recently announced her brand new album The Call of the The Void, out July 7 via Sumerian Records. Today, she has shared the video for the latest single "Victorious," featuring vocalist Dorothy.

"'Victorious' is the anthem I always wanted, a song about inspiring change, marching forward relentlessly, being willing to save yourself instead of waiting for someone to do it for you, and never backing down from a fight," Strauss shares. "Dorothy was the perfect powerhouse voice and personality to stand and deliver, and knock this one out of the park." (continue)

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After recently performing as direct support to Metallica for two spectacular shows in Paris and Hamburg, Symphonic metallers Epica return with a another new live single from their European headline tour.

The bombastic 'Unleashed' was recorded at Amsterdam's AFAS Live in January 2023. Ahead of the band's performance at Download Festival this weekend, they have released the live video for 'Unleashed (Live at the AFAS Live)'. (continue)

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This year finds Britain's beloved rock band The Darkness celebrating 20 years since they birthed Permission To Land, the multi-platinum, chart-topping debut album that changed the face of rock music forever. To celebrate the landmark occasion, The Darkness will embark on the global Permission To Land 20 tour, with North American dates kicking off on October 3rd in San Francisco and wrapping on October 22nd in Washington, D.C.

Frontman Justin Hawkins shares, "When Permission to Land landed, twenty short years ago, we were bathed in shock and awe. As if by magic, Rock wasn't dead! Fun wasn't banned! And Spandex was almost acceptable again...Well, guess what? Twenty years on, the same rules apply. So please to squeeze yourselves into those inappropriate leggings, back-comb your mullet, splash on a big handful of attitude, and come celebrate with us! We promise everything and we deliver, every time. Bring on the next twenty! The Darkness. The best. For you. Forever." (continue)

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As the band approaches its 20th anniversary of their first release, As the Last Light Drains (Victory Records, 2003), Freya have returned to their roots with a pulverizing new full-length album, entitled Fight As One, which will be released on September 22nd on Upstate Records.

"Everyone in the band unified and composed some outstanding material together. Tom and Ethan poured everything they had into making Fight As One a truly powerful offering", says Karl Buechner. (continue)

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German pioneers of industrial metal, Megaherz, return to tear down walls with their full-length studio album, 'In Teufels Namen' (eng. In the Devil's Name), set to be released on August 11, 2023 via Napalm Records! Three decades into their career, MEGAHERZ (have undoubtedly become one of the most important bands) the Co-Founders of Neue Deutsche Härte, which they proved with their critically acclaimed 2018 full-length, 'Komet' - storming charts and peaking at #7 in Germany.

On their new release, 'In Teufels Namen', Megaherz raise their voice again and direct their gaze to where it hurts - criticizing conspiracy theories, religion and society as a whole, but also facing inner struggles and pain. The brand new single "Alles Arschlocher" (EN: "All A**holes") shows off hard hitting guitars, catchy synth-melodies, electronic influences and strong lyrics - criticizing the worst of society in trademark Megaherz style. Followed by a captivating, dark official music video, it highlights the expressive statement and strong topic. (continue)

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Due to fan demand, The Answer are thrilled to announce the re-release of their epic 2006 track Keep Believin' (2023). The track which has been the opening number on the band's highly acclaimed recent Sundowners tour, has been conspicuously missing from streaming platforms for a number of years now but that will be put to rights on Jun 23rd this year with the new re-release.

The band's 2006 debut album Rise will also make a re-appearance on streaming platforms. The digital single release will be accompanied by a new lyric video, directed by JJ Eringa who created all the lyric videos for the Sundowners campaign. (continue)

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"Diablito" is the incinerating new single from Sacramento, California-based metallic hardcore/noise metal veterans Will Haven. A video for the song has been unveiled today as the newest song advancing the band's seventh album, VII, nearing release on Minus Head Records this July.

Arguably the heaviest and darkest material from WILL HAVEN to date, the ten songs on VII take longtime fans back to the band's earliest releases, while the band continues to expand on their atmospheric and immersive qualities. VII was recorded at Pus Cavern Studios in Sacramento, engineered by Joe Johnston (Deftones, Dance Gavin Dance, Hoods), produced and mixed by Joe Johnston and Will Haven, and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music. The record also features guest vocals and additional lyrics on "Evolution Of A Man" by Reykjavik Osburn Bigfeather, and the final note of "La Ultima Nota" was played by Will Haven fans. (continue)

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During the opening night of Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds and Garbage Co-headlining US tour, 98.9 KPNW's Afternoon Personality Marco Collins exclusively sat down with the former Oasis frontman. The brief interview addresses the recent negative critique of his live cover of the Joy Division's song 'Love Will Tear Us Apart,' as well as the rumors of an Oasis reunion.

"I take it as a compliment that he's kinda trolling the f---king internet at whatever time in the morning looking for that kinda thing," quips Noel. "But ya know, I mean, he should concentrate on what's left of his f--king hairdo and not worry about what I'm f--king going up to." (continue)

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(hennemusic) Metallica is streaming pro-shot video of a performance of their 1996 track, "Until It Sleeps", from a May 26 show in Hamburg, Germany.

The lead single from the "Load" album was a US Top 10 hit upon its original release, helping the California band top the charts at home and around the world with their sixth studio record. (continue)

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Alternative rock band Rare Americans have released Act I of their most ambitious project to date, Searching For Strawberries: The Story Of Jongo Bongo. Combining a revolutionary 33-minute, fully animated musical feature and accompanying album to create an immersive listening experience, Searching For Strawberries tells the true story of Rare Americans multi-instrumentalist "Jongo" (real name Jan Cajka) and his transformation from corporate pawn to rock star. Take a trip with Jongo as he ditches the rat race and goes on a journey of self-discovery on the Santiago De Camino, a 500 mile pilgrimage through Spain. Stream Act I on DSPs here.

Searching For Strawberries: The Story Of Jongo Bongo will roll out in three parts, pairing the new music with the band's signature animation. Act II will be available on June 19th and Act III on July 7th, when the entire album will be released, and will culminate with the release of the full animated musical film available for viewing in its entirety on July 10th. (continue)

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Finnish four-piece Oceanhoarse, who released their sophomore studio album Heads Will Roll in February 2023 via Noble Demon, follows up today with a brand new single release, a cover version of Metallica's "The Four Horsemen".

Guitarist Ben Varon about the song: "A little tip we took from Metallica is to start the recording session for a new album with a cover song. It's less stressful than trying to record one of the originals right away, and it's a great and fun way to set the sound and get comfortable with the room. (continue)

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Miami-based instrumental progressive rock and math rock project, Aurora Dream, founded by Venezuelan guitarist and front man Daniel Morales, has just released their latest album RUBIT, a full 8-bit remix of their debut album RUBIX. This album remix, like their previous single release "Parallel 8its", was created in collaboration with the well-known YouTuber and 8-bit/video game music enthusiast, Kevin Weaver (KB3K).

With RUBIT, Aurora Dream continues to showcase their innovative approach to their sound, as they experiment with new musical elements while staying true to the original ideas of their debut album. The album features nine tracks, each expertly crafted to create a unique and immersive sound that transports the listener to a world of retro gaming nostalgia. (continue)

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Univore just released their new album, "Turquoise Hands". To celebrate we asked them to tell us about one of the songs and they selected "Mister Good Vibes". Here is the story:

This song began as a simple homage to a volunteer docent at the famous Camera Obscura Art Lab in Santa Monica, who gave us one of the most informative and generally pleasant tours of any place we'd ever been. (continue)

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