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Exit 111 Announces Full Details For Inaugural Event

Music fans in my neck of the woods are going to be looking into relocation before October hits based on this sure to be crushing Festival event. It’s the kind of music festival my friends and I clamor for but instead we get The Governors Ball and Panorama Music Festival. Sigh. Anyway, without further adieu I share with you the announcement about the debut of the Exit 111 Music Festival. Read on down below to the full press release and prepare to be stunned by the lineup.

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The Press Release:
EXIT 111 Festival will debut with a heavyweight line-up that celebrates all forms of rock–from hard to classic, alternative to southern–when it debuts October 11-13 at the Great Stage Park in Manchester, TN. The inaugural three-day event hosted by Eddie Trunk will be led by headlining slots from Guns N’ Roses, Def Leppard, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and a mix of platinum-selling artists including Slayer (in the last Tennessee show of their career), ZZ Top, Deftones, Ghost, Megadeth and more than 40 acts (full line-up below). Tickets for EXIT 111 go on sale Thursday, April 25 at 12:00 PM (ET), with additional ticketing info below.

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Produced by C3 Presents and AC Entertainment, the massive footprint of the festival site–known to millions as the home of the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival–will be transformed into a rock and roll playground with the all-star line-up appearing on three stages with 12 hours of music daily, camping and a variety of activities tailored specifically to concert-goers. This marks the first-ever event, beyond Bonnaroo, to utilize the 700-plus acre farm. On site adventures include Paranormal Cirque (an R-rated crazy yet fun fusion between circus, theatre, and cabaret in perfect harmony with the evolution of a show that brings you back to when we dream…and when we had nightmares and fantasies), the first annual EXIT 111 car show, Red Bull motocross demonstrations and a mega sports bar airing full sports coverage throughout the weekend, with more activities announced soon.
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Seether Reveals U.S. Tour Plans

Hopefully you’ve snapped out of the shock from the recently announced Slayer tour with Lamb Of God and Behemoth since I have another one to share with you. This one is a more Alternative Hard Rock in nature but still really solid stuff. I’m talking about none other than Seether who will be heading to many locations with Letters From The Fire and Kaleido as support. Read on.

The Press Release:

Seether (Shaun Morgan — vocals/guitar, Dale Stewart — bass/vocals, and John Humphrey — drums) have revealed details for the Poison the Parish World Tour, which includes headline shows and major festival appearances throughout the spring and summer of 2017. The extensive touring plans come in support of Poison the Parish, their recently announced seventh studio album, set for release via Canine Riot Records on May 12, 2017.

Tickets go on sale Friday, March 3 at 10AM local time. Every ticket order will include a physical copy of Poison the Parish. Ticket and VIP package information can be found at here. A portion of all tickets sold for the Poison the Parish World Tour will benefit the Rise Above Fund, which is a subset of Suicide Awareness Voices of Education, the largest suicide prevention organization in the country and the band’s partner on the Rise Above Fest. Now in its fifth year, Rise Above Fest has expanded to two days, Saturday, July 22 and Sunday, July 23, 2017 at Darling’s Waterfront Park in Bangor, Maine. Performers include Korn, Shinedown, Stone Sour, Skillet, Halestorm, Falling in Reverse and more. For RAF tickets and information, visit Rise Above Fest.
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Seether & Papa Roach @ Terminal 5 (1/20/2015)

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Artist: Seether and Papa Roach
Venue: Terminal 5 (New York, NY)
Opener: Kyng, Islander
Date: 1/20/2015
Label: Concord Music Group/Eleven Seven Music

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We were just about three weeks into our musical year of 2015 and I had to say that I was incredibly amused at how this evening’s show was going to be my third for the year. Yeah a little bit slow to start considering my usual schedule but believe me I have greatly enjoyed the slight breather. Anyway, there were a few reasons that I wanted to catch this show and the top two of them are because I had never ever seen either Seether or Papa Roach live in concert before. That’s right my friends, despite having seen over 1000 shows and some 2300 total acts since starting my writing adventures I have never had the chance to offer my scrutiny to these two co-headliners so it was without a doubt that I was excited. Winter was now fully upon us so I will admit that I hated the fact that this show was being held down at Terminal 5 which is about a week or so walk from the nearest subway station. However the Metal Gods were smiling as it was not as brutal as it could have been and the snow was not being forecast until sometime next week. Tonight’s show was also going to find the talented support bands of Islander and Kyng but I would not make it to their sets based on the early start time of this gig and the travel that was involved so I apologize to fans of those acts for not having anything to offer up in this narrative. Let’s get down to business.

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“One Cold Night” by Seether

Artist: Seether
Title: “One Cold Night”
Label: Wind-Up Records
Release Date: 7/11/2006
Genre: Hard Rock
Rating: 4/5

I heard Seether a few years after they had started up as a band but when Wind-Up Records re-issued their first album and loaded up the bonus features I became an instant fan. Their songs are very similar to the sorrow-laden angst one finds in bands like Staind however, I felt that Seether had much better songs when the two are compared side to side. The recording of “One Cold Night” finds the band performing live but instead of delivering their music electrically, they have opted to do the show acoustically and I felt that this was great for it brought back memories of the “MTV Unplugged” show. I’m sure I was not the only fan of the program which allowed us to see many of our favorite bands and how awesome their songs sounded when done in this fashion. Seether is no different as their material really translates well in the acoustic format and everything sounds very clean and perfect. As you watch the band perform you can’t help but be reminded a little of Nirvana’s famous Kurt Cobain, as singer Shaun Morgan really has a close vocal register. This might annoy some people, but in all honesty I think this is part of the bands appeal to me. The best songs on the release “Fine Again”, “Gasoline” and of course the chart-topping “Broken”, the latter tune being a different sounding tune without the presence of Evanescence’s Amy Lee. Morgan is joined by Dale Stewart on bass and John Humphrey on drums. The band is very together all through the performance.

This CD comes with a bonus DVD in the same package and on this you will find the full concert as the audio disk along with a couple of bonus features. There is an interview with the group and a bonus video for “The Gift” but of course the best part of the film is getting to watch the performance itself. It’s a pretty straight shot performance with little activity from the band outside of the playing. No guests appear during the set but it truly is a nice way to catch a different side of a very talented Rock band. I recommend this for fans of this style of Alt-Rock for the guys in Seether stand out a little more than some of the other less memorable bands to arrive at the same time.

Track List:
1. Gasoline
2. Driven Under
3. Diseased
4. Truth
5. Immortality
6. Tied My Hands
7. Sympathetic
8. Fine Again
9. Broken
10. The Gift
11. Remedy
12. Plastic Man
13. The Gift – bonus mix

Official Web site: www.seether.com

“Disclaimer II” by Seether

Artist: Seether
Title: “Disclaimer II”
Label: Wind-Up Records
Release Date: 6/15/2004
Genre: Hard Rock
Rating: 8/10

Originally released in 2002, Wind-Up Records has re-issued the debut CD from Seether but with a whole lot of added songs and videos. The first 12 tracks are the original release and with this edition you will find 20 tracks now. On first listen you will find that Seether shows themselves to be a band who had a lot of different influences to their sound. As I listened to “Disclaimer II”, I detected traces of Nirvana, Stone Temple Pilots, Alice In Chains and even a few others. Singer Shaun Morgan certainly leans towards a Kurt Cobain style with his singing and this is not a bad thing for a couple of reasons. These bands no longer perform and it’s great to have a group come in and deliver the music with similar style and feel. There is a chance that some listeners will simply pass over this CD as it has so many of these varied sounds in it and fear that perhaps it is a mere cloning of styles . I say to those people that they are doing themselves a tremendous disservice and this should be looked into.
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