Two Loses This Week

This year, we’ve lost a lot of music legends. From Prince to David Bowie, it’s been a sad year in the music industry. This past week, two people have passed away in the Alternative music scene. Tom Searle of British metalcore band Architects passed away overnight of August 20, 2016. Searle was diagnosed with melanoma cancer in 2013 and battled until this year. Searle was 28, a young and talented songwriter, lyricist and guitarist. Architects will continue to tour in Australia within the next few weeks. The band set up a page that fans can donate to https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/thomassearle.

In addition, former 3 Doors Down original member Matt Roberts passed away on the same day, August 20, 2016. The 38 year old died in a hotel in Wisconsin. Roberts was in Wisconsin to perform at a charity event for veterans. The cause of death is still unknown, but Roberts struggled with anxiety and an addition to pain medication. Roberts was a successful guitarist for 3 Doors Down from 1996 until his departure in 2012.

In other news, State Champs announced that they will be going on a Europe tour in 2017, Austin Carlile’s lung collapsed while he was on stage mid-set and finished the show, Of Mice & Men debuted their new song “Real,” Sum 41 released a new song “War,” Taking Back Sunday unveiled a new song “You Can’t Look Back,” and Underoath confirmed tour plans for 2017. Other than the updates, the wise lyrics from Mayday Parade feel important to put in this blog post. “Don’t forget to tell the one’s you love they matter,” you never know what life throws at you. Be appreciative, spread positivity around you, and above all else make sure you yourself is okay.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

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Updates This Week!

If you didn’t know already, this is an update of tours, music videos, albums, and more! Here are the top 10 things from this week…

  1. Like Pacific announced that they will be touring with Broadside, Rarity and Boston Manor across the United States in October and then in Europe with Roam in November. Ticket information and tour dates can be found on Bandsintown’s website.
  2. Sleeping With Sirens released that they will be touring with State Champs, Tonight Alive and Waterparks. The “End The Madness!” tour kicks off in November. Ticket information and tour dates can be found on Sleeping With Sirens website.
  3. The Wonder Years is touring with Real Friends, Knuckle Puck, Mooseblood and Seaway opening. The tour starts in October. Ticket information for this tour can be found on The Wonder Year’s website.
  4. You Me At Six announced a tour in the United Kingdom this October starting on October 4th until the 24th of October. Ticket information can be found on their website and are on sale starting on August 24th.
  5. This Wild Life released a new music video for the song “Hit The Reset” yesterday. The music video has over 17,000 views on YouTube. Click here if you’d like to see the music video.
  6. Lead singer of Real Friends and Knuckle Puck, Dan Lambton and Joe Taylor collaborated together in their side project “rationale.” Both Lambton and Taylor shared their latest song online.
  7. Yellowcard released one of their last singles “The Hurt Is Gone” off of their upcoming self-titled album this week on YouTube.
  8. A Day To Remember publicized their new song “Naivety” that will be off of their upcoming album Bad Vibrations being released via Epitaph Records on September 2nd.
  9. Dance Gavin Dance debuted a new album track titled “Chucky vs. The Giant Tortoise” off of their upcoming album Mothership. The band will be touring the UK this November!
  10. Metallica announced a new 2 CD / 2 Vinyl collection titled Hardwired…To Self-Destruct via their own label, Blackened Recordings.

What are you most excited for? Let me know by tweeting me @ovictoriamedia. Rock on, stay humble and be positive!

-ovictoria

New Singles Released By This Wild Life, Green Day And More!

Here are some singles that were released this week to get excited about!

  1. This Wild Life revealed another single off their album Low Tides yesterday. “Hit The Reset” has a different sound to This Wild Life’s previous singles and album. The third single had more instrumental than lyrics but is extremely refreshing to hear which can be heard on Soundcloud or YouTube. Low Tides comes out on September 23rd via Epitah Records. You can pre-order the album online at their website, iTunes, or Amazon and receive the singles “Pull Me Out,” “Breakdown” and “Hit The Reset”.
  2. After four years, Green Day is back with another album. Yesterday Green Day announced a new single titled “Bang Bang.” The new single will be on their 12th album Revolution Radio that will be released on October 7, 2016 via Reprise Records. You can pre-order their album on their website and receive a digital download of “Bang Bang.” There is no announcements yet as to if Green Day will be touring once the album is debuted. Fans are eager for the future album after hearing “Bang Bang” similar sound to their previous songs.

Two other singles that were released this week are: “Stuck In Your Head” by I Prevail off of their upcoming album Lifelines and “Blame It On This Song” by Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!

As always, you can pre-order any upcoming albums on the band’s website, iTunes, Amazon or buy a physical copy at your local record store. Other albums that will be released within the next few weeks are: Haven’t Been Myself by Too Close To Touch, Low Teens by Marilyn Manson, Desolate Divine by The Color Morale, Yellowcard by Yellowcard, Low Tides by This Wild Life, Revolution Radio by Green Day, Lifelines by I Prevail, and more. Tweet to me which album you’re excited to hear!

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

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*Check out* Song Review: “Pull Me Out” By This Wild Life

Nine Tours To Get Excited About!

It’s that time of year that bands are announcing major tours. Crack open the piggy bank and check out the list of bands who are going on tour before the end of 2016!

  1. This Wild Life announced a tour with Have Mercy, Movements and Many Rooms in the United States and across Europe. The tour kicks off in October, so be sure to pick up your tickets. Ticket information for the Low Tides tour can be found here.
  2. Brand New revealed a headlining tour with The Front Bottoms and Modern Baseball this week. Their tour begins on October 13th in Rochester, NY and ends in University Park, PA. Click here for ticket and tour information.
  3. Cute Is What We Aim For proclaimed on their social media that they were going to tour in honor of their 10th anniversary of The Same Old Blood Rush With A New Touch. Tour information and tickets can be found on songkick.
  4. Taking Back Sunday is traveling in the United States on their “Tidal Wave Tour 2016″tour with You Blew It!, Selah Sue, Loose Talk, and Mammoth Indigo at select dates. Ticket information can be found on takingbacksunday.com/tour.
  5. Joyce Manor published a Fall Tour ’16 that begins in San Francisco, CA with The Hotelier and Crying. Ticket information can be found here.
  6. Yellowcard is embarking on their final tour before breaking up. “The Final World Tour” begins on October 6th and will continue on until March of 2017. Ticket information and tour dates ca be found on Bandsintown’s website.
  7. Pierce The Veil, Neck Deep and I Prevail notified the public of their “Made To Destroy” tour after the APMAs. The tour will begin on September 3rd and travel across the United States. Ticket information can be found on Pierce The Veil’s website.
  8. Mayday Parade is celebrating their album Tales Told By Dead Friends by touring on their “10th Anniversary Tour For Tales Told By Dead Friends” with Modern Chemistry as their opener. Ticket information for the upcoming tour can be found on maydayparade.com/tour
  9. The “Hell in the Hallways” tour, presented by Alternative Press, headlines Ice Nine Kills with Secrets, Skylar, Out Came The Wolves, and Cover Your Tracks. The tour information and ticket options can be found here.

The next couple of months will be packed with great shows! Be sure to pick up tickets to any show that is catching your interest. Until then…

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

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