Popular Chicago metal band Speedfreak will play in the live final round of the Battle of the Garage Bands competition on Sunday, July 23at Wicker Park’s 1st Ward Events. thrashing it out for guest judges Dee Snider (Twisted Sister), Chip Z’Nuff, and Johnny K, against Minneapolis’ Sin City Escape, making this a true Midwestern fight to the finish.

The show is open to the public, and limited tickets are available at the following location:

Presented by LiftMaster, the Oak Brook, IL-based leader in garage door openers, all Battle of the Garage Bands proceeds will benefit Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, which provides financial assistance to career musicians in need.

The search is on! LiftMaster, the nation’s leader in Garage ...

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Never Say Die Announce Name Change To DEADSET SOCIETY!

Charting Hard Rock newcomers Never Say Die have announced a sudden name change to DEADSET SOCIETY.

The band featuring members of Platinum selling group My Darkest Days decided on the change after receiving notice of trademark infringement and pending legal action from UK based electronic music label Never Say Die Records.

The band’s front man released a statement:
“It is with heavy hearts we must announce changing our band name due to a trademark infringement with UK label Never Say Die Records. In less than a year and against the odds we’ve played nearly 100 shows, attained hundreds of thousands of online streams, and more success at radio than we could’ve ever imagined as an independent rock band.”

“We are grateful for each and every one of you who listen to, share, and connect with ...

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SILIUS Reveal ‘Hell Awakening’ Album Details!

The Austrian thrash metal outfit SILIUS is going to release its debut album “Hell Awakening” on September 8, 2017 via Massacre Records!

The album was mixed and mastered by R.D. Liapakis and C. Schmid at The Prophecy Studios in Hegge, Germany. Anestis Goudas has created the cover artwork as well as the illustrations in the booklet.

The album release show will take place on September 23rd at the Altes Kino in Landeck, Austria.

The band about the album:
“Hell Awakening is a wake-up call for everyone, who thinks that metal is a dying art!”

SILIUS are soon going to release the official video for the single and album opener “Seven Demons”.

– ‘Hell Awakening’ –
1. Seven Demons
2. Immortalize
3. War Planet
4. Invictus
5. Anger Management
6. Kingdom Of Betrayal
7. Sick And Tired

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British Steel – The Rising Force Of British Heavy Metal!

Dissonance Productions, the home to legendary British acts Diamond Head and Grim Reaper is putting it’s money where it’s mouth is and heralding a new dawn of British metal acts.

Acts eager to follow in the size 12’s of one-time hopefuls who struck out over the past decades, some of whom went stratospheric, some who didn’t but command mega-cult status worldwide. Bands like Iron Maiden, Saxon, Def Leppard, Motorhead, Raven, Girlschool, Tygers Of Pan Tang, Judas Priest and a host of others.

Having breathed life back into seminal old favourites from the likes of Raven, Vardis, Onslaught, Samson, Venom, Girlschool, Marshall Law, Blitzkrieg, Cloven Hoof, Jaguar, Xentrix, Amebix, Slammer, Deathwish and more it’s now time to unleash the ravenous new breed.

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Hardcore Punk Band PEARS Announce UK Headline Tour Ahead Of RISE AGAINST Support!

New Orleans hardcore/punk band PEARS have announced a UK headline tour before their run with legends RISE AGAINST in November.

Touring in support of 2016’s acclaimed Green Star, the Fat Wreck Chords signees are set to play the following dates below:

01.08.17 – Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms
02.08.17 – Manchester, Retro Bar
03.08.17 – Blackpool, Rebellion Festival
04.08.17 – London, New Cross Inn

– With Rise Against –
01.11.17 – Birmingham, O2 Academy
04.11.17 – Leeds, O2 Academy
05.11.17 – London, O2 Academy Brixton
06.11.17 – Dublin, The Academy
08.11.17 – Newcastle, O2 Academy

Although only forming in 2014, PEARS have already achieved an impressive amount...

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