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Day in Rock Report for 10/02/2023

Remaining a proud official sponsor of Record Store Day, Warner Records excitedly presents four exclusive vinyl drops for Black Friday 2023 (November 24th). These include brand new, RSD exclusive vinyl releases from Linkin Park, Billy Strings, ILLENIUM, and The Flaming Lips. They will be available in independent record stores around the world.

Our Warner Records and related labels releases are as follows: Linkin Park - LOST DEMOS: Translucent Sea Blue vinyl. Limited to 20,500 copies worldwide (10,000 copies in North America). (continue)

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Insomniac and Emo Nite have announced that "GRAVE at The Torch," the first official concert event of their recently announced creative partnership, will debut at The Torch at the LA Memorial Coliseum on December 15, 2023. The highly-anticipated event will fuse the sounds of electronic music with the melodies of the emo, pop-punk, and rock genres.

The Torch serves as a fitting backdrop for this unique collaboration, set next to the arches of the LA Coliseum's iconic peristyle. GRAVE at The Torch will be added to the Coliseum's legacy during its "Coliseum Forever" centennial, celebrating 100 years of hosting the best events in the world and looking ahead to the future. (continue)

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SiriusXM announced today that seven-time GRAMMY Award winning singer, songwriter, John Mayer, will launch an exclusive year-round SiriusXM channel, Life With John Mayer, in November. Mayer is creating a channel defined not by genre, but by the time of day, as well as the day of the week. Life with John Mayer will be a musical experience hand-selected by the guitarist and songwriter and an ever-evolving world of music built from Mayer's classics, collaborations and never-before-heard material blended in with the music he loves.

Life With John Mayer, will be curated and presented by Mayer. SiriusXM's newest 24/7 channel will be available to subscribers across North America in their cars on channel 14 or anywhere they go with the SiriusXM app. The exclusive year-round channel joins SiriusXM's artist channel lineup which includes The Beatles Channel, The Grateful Dead Channel, Pearl Jam Radio, Drake's Sound 42, and more. (continue)

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Rush legend Geddy Lee has announced that he will be launching his "My Effin' Life In Conversation Tour, to promote his forthcoming memoir, "My Effin' Life", which will be released on November 14th.

Last week he announced five UK dates and followed up today (Monday, October 2nd), with the announcement of 14 North American stops that will kick off November 13 at the Beacon Theatre in New York. (continue)

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Minneapolis singer-songwriter Haley released a slowed-down cover of Sleatter-Kinney's "Good Things" as the new single from her upcoming LP for Graveface Records.

She says of her version, "This is one of my favorite Sleater-Kinney songs, which I have listened to since I was a teenager. I wanted to record a version of it that got to the ache of a tough relationship when things are sour but you still love someone very much. (continue)

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Vixen has released their new single, "Red," and premiered the track's official music video. The track was produced and written by Cinderella drummer Fred Coury and is self-released.

Vixen -- Roxy Petrucci (drums), Lorraine Lewis (vocals), Britt Lightning (guitar), and Julia Lage (bass) -- debuted the infectious rocker today (10/2) on SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk." Regarding the single, original member Petrucci shares, "'RED' is a very dynamic and hard driving rocker of a song! Modern yet embraces the amazing harmonies and catchy choruses that are signature to the classic Vixen style. It's important to me that we honor Jan and the band's 35-year legacy by staying true to the Vixen sound while melding in fresh new ideas. I feel confident we nailed it with our new release 'RED'!" (continue)

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Bellingham, WA duo Melancholia have announced their debut album 'Book of Ruination' and, today, share the album's second single, "Caught in Eternity's Jaws".

Formed in 2018, the duo has already released three EPs that have made waves through the underground. 'Book of Ruination', their most ambitious release to date, is a meditation into the void of sonic darkness and esoteric philosophy... an immense journey through life, death, and what lies beyond. (continue)

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Italy's Jaguero returns with a new EP, titled "New Love," out now digitally via Epidemic Records, along with a limited edition on colored vinyl that includes the debut EP ("Worst Weekend Ever") and the new EP, bringing Jaguero's music to physical format for the first time.

After garnering acclaim with their debut EP "Worst Weekend Ever," Jaguero (a band born from the collaboration of members of bands such as Regarde, Slander and La Fortuna) have consolidated their creative and musical identity in a new concentrated 5-track EP, which builds on its predecessor while opening up to new horizons. (continue)

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Gulf Coast Records is proud to announce the November 17 release of Blood Brothers Live in Canada, an album which perfectly captures all the excitement and blues/rock energy created by the dynamic duo of guitarists Mike Zito and Albert Castiglia on their recent Blood Brothers Tour, featured in an intimate setting that transports listeners to front row seats for all the action. Blood Brothers Live in Canada was recorded at Blue Frog Studios, White Rock, British Columbia, Canada, on May 19 and 20, 2023. The new album was produced by Mike Zito and mastered by Kid Andersen.

"Our shows in White Rock were full of energy and fire," Mike Zito says about the recording. "Blue Frog Studios set an exceptional vibe for the task at hand. Albert and the band were seriously on that night; I felt really good about it." Adds Albert Castiglia: "The stars were aligned that night in White Rock: the perfect room, perfect acoustics, an amazing audience and incendiary playing by everyone in the band. We've had a lot of shows like that, but very few have been captured on tape. It had to be shared with the world. It was a night to remember!" (continue)

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The Foo Fighters have announced that they will be launching a stadium trek next summer called the Everything or Nothing at All Tour in support of their latest studio album, "But Here We Are".

The 12-date trek will visit 10 stadiums next summer with support on the various dates will come from Pretenders, The Hives, Mammoth WVH, Amyl and The Sniffers, Alex G and L7. (continue)

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Styx will be taking the Las Vegas stage once again for an unforgettable five-night engagement at The Venetian Theatre inside The Venetian Resort Las Vegas. The shows will be held on January 26, 27 and 31 and February 2 and 3, 2024. All shows are scheduled to begin at 8:30 p.m.

Tickets start at $45, plus applicable fees, and will go on sale to the general public Friday, Oct. 6, at 10 a.m. PT. Tickets will be available for purchase at Ticketmaster.com, VenetianLasVegas.com, any box office at The Venetian Resort, or by calling 702.414.9000 or 866.641.7469. (continue)

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Ahead of Ministry's brand-new studio album, HOPIUMFORTHEMASSES, dropping March 1, 2024, the band will head out on a Spring 2024 North American tour, once again teaming up with touring comrades Gary Numan and Front Line Assembly.

The 29-date tour kicks off February 27 in San Francisco and runs through April 5 in Tucson, hitting major markets in the U.S. and Canada. Tickets go on sale this Friday, October 6 at 10 AM local time. (continue)

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Following sold out residencies at Brooklyn Steel in 2021 and 2022, LCD Soundsystem has announced its return with an update: The band's 2023 NYC residency will consist of 12 shows-four nights each at three venues across three boroughs.

This year's LCD Soundsystem residency will begin with the band's 60th show at Brooklyn Steel on November 16, continuing with three more shows at that venue November 17-19 before moving to NYC's Terminal 5 November 28-December 1 and concluding with a December 7-10 run at Knockdown Center in Queens. (continue)

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Greg Kuehn, (TSOL keyboardist and prolific composer) is releasing "Medicine Man" the first single off his upcoming EP on DC-Jam Records. "Medicine Man" is a song about recovery and mental illness, a subject close to Greg's heart. He has been in recovery for nearly 30 years.

The video for the track dives deep into the unfolding gritty tales of addicts battling their demons, the elusive "Medicine Man" who deals in temptation, and the dynamic artist, Greg Kuehn. (continue)

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Kvelertak released their new album Endling on September 8 via Rise Records/Petroleum Records. The band has also release Morild, a cross between a short film and a longer-form music video, directed by Fredrik S. Hana.

Morild's release follows two sold-out shows in Oslo this past weekend. "You can watch Morild as one continuous explosive journey of visual eye candy, as not one single frame is repeated, bathed in Fredrik's beautiful, dark, and violent imagery inspired by Kvelertak's music," says guitarist Vidar Landa. "Or look for and interpret the lyrical themes surrounding our newest album Endling: man vs. nature, local folklore, greed, and the inevitable death of everything we know." (continue)

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Bay Area emo / post-hardcore outfit The Cruelty have released their debut single "Hand In Hand". The Cruelty is an eclectic emotional post-hardcore outfit hailing from the Bay Area, CA.

Taking influence from a myriad of 2000's rock bands, you'll find snippets of At The Drive In, Armor For Sleep, Mineral, and Pianos Become The Teeth weaved throughout their debut single, "Hand In Hand." (continue)

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Bear Within Us continues to build their distinctive strength with a music video for their brand new single, "Down." At times it can feel like the world is constantly pushing so many around and down, but it is in the refusal of this single that embodies that strength of tenacity and showcases the quality of music Bear Within Us brings.

Bear Within Us strives to gather their music in a unique blend of driving riffs and melodic tones. Taking pride on all levels as they develop every song, whether it's a tale of triumph over adversity or a celebration of triumph. (continue)

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Having just released their lethal new studio album Esto Es Brujeria, Mexican death grind legends Brujeria are pleased to announce that they will bring their murderous rampage to the UK's shores next year.

The band have announced their 'Esto Es Brujeria - UK & Ireland Tour 2024'. El Patron Juan Brujo states: "Llevo la Raza para la gran Isla UK! Ahi nos vemos cabrones!" (continue)

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Classic 70s rock inspired project Interstate Island lead by Eddie Andrews recently released the single "All Of Our Lives" from the forthcoming "Brave New World" album, and to celebrate we asked Eddie to tell us about the track. Here is the story:

This song came to me one autumn evening years ago, while walking along the deserted Strand in Manhattan Beach in Southern California. A woman with whom I'd hoped to develop a great relationship suddenly and unexpectedly disappeared from my life forever, and I was feeling pretty lost in the aftermath. (continue)

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