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Warpaint Opening for Depache Mode

Warpaint will be the sole opener for Depeche Mode on their North American “Global Spirit” tour kicking off August 23 in Salt Lake City with further dates in New York City—with two nights at Madison Square Garden—Nashville, Austin, Los Angeles and more.
WARPAINT OPENING FOR DEPECHE MODE
Aug 23 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
Aug 25 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
Aug 27 – Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
Aug 30 – Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Sept 1 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
Sept 3 – Toronto, Ontario – Air Canada Centre
Sept 5 – Montreal, Quebec – Centre Bell
Sept 7 – Washington, DC – Verizon Center
Sept 9 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Sept 11 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Sept 13 – Tampa, FL – MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
Sept 15 – Miami, FL – American Airlines Arena
Sept 18 – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater
Sept 20 – Austin, TX – Austin360 Amphitheatre
Sept 22 – Dallas, TX – Starplex Pavilion
Sept 24 – Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Sept 27 – Phoenix, AZ – AK-Chin Pavilion
Sept 30 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
Oct 2 – Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara County Bowl
Oct 6 – San Diego, CA – Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
Oct 8 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center
Oct 10 – Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena
Oct 12 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl
Oct 14 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl
Oct 16 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl
Oct 21 – Seattle, WA – KeyArena
Oct 23 – Portland, OR – Moda Center
Oct 25 – Vancouver, British Columbia – Rogers Arena
Oct 27 – Edmonton, Alberta – Rogers Place
Century Media Records in the News
Century Media was a long time client of subnormal magazine back in the day, hooking us up with scores of killer metal.  So when they e-mailed us out of the blue this week, it proved only fitting that we say hello back with the following blurb. Thank you Century Media–you guys rock.
WITHERFALL new live members announced, album out in Europe on October 6th 
                                                
US dark melodic metal shooting stars WITHERFALL have completed their line up for live activities. After the tragic demise of founding member Adam Sagan, who passed away right before WITHERFALL’s debut album “Nocturnes And Requiems” was ready for release, WITHERFALL have taken a well-deserved break of some few months for drumming auditions, finding a replacement for Adam in the highly talented Steve Bolognese, who by strange coincidence replaced Adam Sagan after his departure from the Canadian progressive power/death metal heroes Into Eternity.
“This is indeed a bitter sweet statement to announce, on one end we are happy to have found a replacement for our late drummer Adam Sagan. On the other side of the coin, we had to find a replacement for Adam. We went through a long period of searching for the right drummer to carry on Adam‘s contributions to Witherfall. With Steve Bolognese we knew from our first rehearsal and assorted meetings that he was the right fit. Not only does Steve pay respect to the drum parts that Adam recorded on “Nocturnes and Requiems”. Steve also shares with Adam an impressive writing ability when it comes to composing his drum parts while we are in the pre-production stages for the follow to “Nocturnes and Requiems”. We have also been putting in grueling hours getting our live show dialed in. Expect Witherfall touring announcements very soon.” – Witherfall 
Steve Bolognese comments: 
I am excited to announce that I have recently joined  Century Media Recording Artist Witherfall. As happy as I am to be part of such an incredible band, there are tragic circumstances surrounding the situation, as many may know. Original Witherfall drummer Adam Sagan was a friend of mine. Adam was the original drummer and passed away last year during the final stages of production. Sagan and I both played drums with Into Eternity as well as sharing a lot of the same friends, including Jake and Joseph. Adam would come out to see Into Eternity play every time we came through Minnesota. He remained a great friend. Witherfall was Adam’s band along with Jake and Joseph. They formed it.  I am going to do my best to carry on with it the way Adam would have wanted. Adam Sagan was an amazing talent and he didn’t make “Nocturnes and Requiems”  an easy record to learn to play on drums, but I am going to do my best. Adam Sagan is truly missed by all. See you all on the road soon!“ 
Watch Steve’s drum playthrough video of the song “What We Are Dying For” here:
HOW TO NOT SCREW UP BEING ROCK STAR / POP STAR
1, Get a publicist who is not a jerk, that doesn’t chase your press away, and that actually helps them see you and cover you
2, Have a website that actually works
3, Have merchandise to actually sell
4, Keep your merchandise actually in stock, so when it sells out, you can sell more
5, Have merch that is not so butt-ugly, no one wants to buy it– a bright idea might be to actually have your face on some t-shirts rather than your ‘art’ even if you think you are the next Frida Kahlo
6, Don’t get arrested for kidnapping your fans, or other stupid things
6, Don’t get banned from countries, so you can play there again
7, Don’t get in fights with other musicians unless you are a rap star and ready to DIE
8, Don’t post stupid tweets
9, Plan to tour at least once a year, if you care about longevity
 10, Don’t threaten to Kill the President, unless really dream of the Secret Service investigating you
11, Don’t sell your soul to the devil
12, Don’t join the illuminati
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Wallows Releases Powerful New Single

Southern California indie-rock trio Wallows release a brand new track, “Uncomfortable.” Written and produced by Wallows, “Uncomfortable” is the follow-up to their previously released tracks “Pleaser” and “Sun Tan.” With its subdued tempo and dreamy, vulnerable vocals, “Uncomfortable” reveals yet another side of Wallows.  Pleaser has racked up over 3.5 million views.
Despite forming less than a year ago, Wallows members Braeden Lemasters, Dylan Minnette and Cole Preston have been playing music together for nearly a decade. The connection is evident in their solid, high-energy live performances. Wallows have just wrapped up a series of sold-out shows at LA’s The Roxy and Troubadour, Slim’s in San Francisco, Constellation Room in Santa Ana and Mercury Lounge in New York City. Wallows are currently writing and prepping new tracks with plans to release more new music this year.  The band recently performed at the Levi’s Haus in Los Angeles for the premiere episode of Levi’s Sunset Sessions, which will be released in the coming weeks.
(Photo: Ella Jayes)

Listen to the new single “Uncomfortable” by Wallows, here below:

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Chris Cornell: Soundgarden–Remembered

The first time I heard Soundgarden, I was around 17. I later heard them more properly in my early 20’s at the legendary party house of “302,” in Normal, Illinois–land of ISU. To understand 302, all you need to know is this–you had to know someone to get in, or you had to look really cool. That meant–freaks, punk rockers, goth, death rockers, skinheads, new wavers, boarders, and the like were in–all others were out.  In the basement of 302, we would at times see bands including The Flaming Lips play just inches from us. It was here in the basement too, where each room was a different ‘theme,’ and where massive Marshall stack speakers blasted at top pro  sound quality and deafening volume, the latest of all the best music including everything from Jane’s Addiction, Metallica, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Cure, The Smiths, and the Sex Pistols, to the more obscure My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult, Nitzer Ebb, Ministry, Killing Joke, Sisters of Mercy,  Reagan Youth, and more. Soundgarden was on regular rotation, and we all loved the band and recognized them as the greats that they were–including of course–Chris Cornell.  The frat houses played Zeppelin, we played Jane’s Addiction and Soundgarden.  Not that we didn’t appreciate and love Zeppelin, but we hit 304 (the 60’s and 70’s party next door) on another night. This was our generation–Soundgarden, Nirvana, Hole, Fugazi, and more.

To those that needed trendy labels, Soundgarden was a part of the so called Seattle grunge scene, along with Alice in Chains, Mudhoney, and Nirvana, among more. To the rest of us, they were just a great, no frills rock band that jammed like few others.

The loss of Chris Cornell–reportedly by suicide, is not only shocking and sad, it makes little sense. Perhaps his family and those others who knew and loved him can understand it, but the rest of the world do not. Some will argue his music and lyrics were dark–which they were. Yet he had a new tour underway, and a family he loved back home. Whether the rumor is true or not–suicide is never a solution. Soundgarden and Audioslave were legendary. Chris Cornell was a masterful talent with a soaring voice like none other.  Seattle is mourning with dimming of the Space Needle. The rest of the music world from all genres who knew and appreciated him are mourning too.  A greatly underappreciated artist in many respects, he will be forever remembered, and greatly missed.

–Bruce Edwin

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