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Smile Empty Soul Announces “Oblivion Of Souls” Tour 2019

Though I didn’t see any sort of “Official Press” about this particular run, a quick peruse of some bands Official Facebook Pages found me learning about the Spring tour with Smile Empty Soul and September Mourning. Check out the dates and venues below along with some editorial from me.

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The Skinny: The Oblivion of Souls Tour March 2019, with September Mourning and Rise Among Rivals.

The Tour Dates:
3/1: Atkins AR @ Dirty Days Car Show
3/2: Memphis TN @ Rock House Live
3/5: Philadelphia PA @ Voltage Lounge
3/6: Scranton PA @ Stage West
3/7: Clifton NJ @ Dingbatz
3/8: Hampton Beach NH @ Wally’s
3/9: Hartford CT @ Webster Underground
3/10: Providence RI @ Fete Music Hall
3/12: Portland ME @ House of Music
3/13: Poughkeepsie NY @ The Chance
3/14: Amityville NY @ Revolution
3/15: Baltimore MD @ Fish Head Cantina
3/16: Harrisburg PA @ HMAC
3/17: Akron OH @ Empire Concert Lounge
3/19: Toledo OH @ Frankie’s
3/20: South Bend IN @ Cheers
3/21: Westland MI @ Token Lounge
3/22: Heath OH @ Muddy Creek Saloon
3/23: Battle Creek MI @ Music Factory
3/24: Racine WI @ Route 20
3/27: Iowa City IA @ Gabes
3/28: Columbia MO @ Rose Music Hall
3/29: Kansas City MO @ Riot Room
3/30: Oklahoma City OK @ OKC Limits

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Historically speaking, I’ve only ever seen September Mourning before so the other acts are brand new to me should I end up going. The closest show for me is the one at Dingbatz and that makes me miss The Studio at Webster Hall a whole lot more since shows like this one would be regular offerings at that and the also shuttered Marlin Room that were a part of the still being rebuilt Webster Hall. Those rooms are gone for good and who knows what will be booked at the new extravagant place but I digress. I know that September will be looking for new souls to collect and by that time, her comic book graphic novel will be available so you’ll wanna get a copy of that one. March is still far away from my planning agenda but I hope to get there and learn about more bands while enjoying one that I know reasonably well. What do you think? Chime in down below.

Official Websites:
Smile Empty Soul: http://www.smileemptysoul.com/
September Mourning: http://septembermourning.com/
Rise Among Rivals: https://www.facebook.com/riseamongrivals/

September Mourning Announces “Summer Soul Collection” Tour

It’s as hot as the dark regions of the Netherworld and that makes it the optimum time to announce the return to the live stage of September Mourning who will be embarking on their “Summer Soul Collection” tour with support from our friends in Kaleido. I’ve culled the bands brief Facebook notice about it with the dates and will be closing out with some editorial. Let’s go.

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The Statement:
Children of Fate, we are excited to announce our Summer Soul Collections with support from Kaleido and Charcoal Tongue! Tell us where your soul will be collected!

Kaleido’s Christina Chriss adds: “I’m really looking forward to Kaleido joining the 2018 Summer Soul Collection tour. It’s a great lineup of bands! We’ve been working on new music for a while so I’m very excited to be returning to so many cities we have played before with new songs! Also really stoked to be playing some cities we’ve never played before!”
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Happy Halloween 2017: Rockers Divulge Their Favorite Horror Films

It’s Halloween and with this post I am giving you a treat that will not promote tooth decay nor lead you to issues with your waistline. In the spirit of my inquiries that featured “Music Resolutions”; I’ve polled a number of Metal and Rock musicians in my world and asked them “What is your favorite Horror movie and why”. So get some popcorn, dim the lights and sit under a cozy blanket as we learn of some awesome talents favorite creepy film. It’s a lengthy list but splitting this one into parts didn’t make sense. Let’s go.

Chris Caffery (Savatage/Trans-Siberian Orchestra): “Halloween”. Because it was the only movie that not only scared me in the theaters it scared me afterwards in real life. In my opinion it’s the best horror film ever made. In the sense of true horror. A real killer. There was no superhuman bs in the first one. Just pure evil.

Gogo Melone (Aeonian Sorrow): From old films was “Dracula”… I really like the atmosphere and as a kid I was a big fan of vampires. The movie that scared my ass off the most and had nightmares for days with, were “The Ring” and “The Exorcism of Emily Rose”…I don’t think I’ll ever see them twice again ??

Jimmy Kunes (Cactus): God there’s so many. “Fearless Vampire Killers”, I know it’s a spoof. But what a film!!!

Elise Ryd (Amaranthe): “The Shining”. Those two kids are the most scary thing I’ve seen. And I don’t like that dude Johnny towards the end. “Here’s Johnny” ? And this is true.. Every time I’m in a hotel with long corridors I expect those kids to show up in the end of the hallway. Haha, that image is haunting me, STILL! It’s Enshrined in my memory.

Archie Kuosmanen (Santa Cruz): Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining because it’s the undisputed heavyweight champion of horror flicks!
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Xandria Cancels 2nd Leg North American Tour

We were getting pretty excited about the upcoming return of Xandria to our region since it was going to also bring along Kobra and The Lotus (who we love) and September Mourning (who we also greatly enjoyed) but then we saw this Facebook notice go by. I have copied it in full for your perusal. Check it out.

Facebook Statement:
“Dear all,

Some bad and some good news, folks: Starting with the bad news first: It comes with grief and sadness that our singer Dianne cannot perform with us for the time being. Sometimes these things are beyond your own power and there is a life offside the stages of the world which requires appropriate attention, so please bear with us.

This unfortunately also means that we have to cancel the upcoming Russia shows in Moscow and St. Petersburg as well as the following US tour in the end of September and October. We are already working on new dates for these stretches, yet can’t determine an exact time window by now already. Please stay alerted for ticket-return info in here and where you purchased your tickets.

As for short term solutions: Our dear friend Aeva Maurelle (https://de-de.facebook.com/aevamaurelleofficial/) of our buddies from alternative metal band Aeverium – Official Site will step in to rock with us the European dates in November and December. Please welcome Aeva (https://www.instagram.com/aevamaurelle/) with a warm applause. We will make these shows nights to remember for you all! Ticketlink: https://xandria.merchcowboy.com/tickets. Can’t wait to see you out there!

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New Year’s Music Resolutions For 2013: Part 4

When I do my NY Comic Con coverage, I always refer to the fourth chapter or segment as being my “Fantastic Fourth” edition since its kind of aimed at the comic book of the same name. Since
I could not come up with anything different as I compiled all of these resolution responses you will just have to bear with me as I use it once more to proudly welcome readers to our “Fantastic Fourth” chapter of “New Year’s Music Resolutions for 2013”; That’s all I have for you now, so get thee reading.

1. Erik Kliuber (Gypsyhawk): For 2013 I resolve to keep doing what I’ve been doing with music. Writing, performing, and learning new music is a state of being. I have to force myself to write a little to a lot every day I’m home. I’ll have very limited free time next year due to touring and having to work shitty jobs between tours. The next album has to be even better than “Revelry and Resilience”.

2. Elizabeth Schall (Dreaming Dead): To embrace my fears, doubts, my convictions, embrace my truth and turn each one of them into music.

3. Carmine Appice (Cactus/Vanilla Fudge/King Kobra): My New Year’s Music Resolution is to gig as much as I can with all my different bands from my past!!!
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