THE COLOR FRED Returns with Their First New Song in Over a Decade Plus Shows in Philly and Brooklyn

Philadelphia’s guitar hero Fred Mascherino has reignited his solo project THE COLOR FRED with a newly invigorated lineup. Mascherino has also resurfaced with a brand new song titled “Don’t Give Up On Me” and lyric video as well. To celebrate its first new material in over a decade, The Color Fred will be playing shows in Philadelphia (June 14 at Kung Fu Necktie) and Brooklyn (June 15 at Knitting Factory). Advance tickets are now on sale and can be purchased here.      

“We got married young, so my wife and I are at 20 years right now,” explains Mascherino. “We pretty much had back-to-back mid-life crises in recent months, but it makes you want to better yourself. That’s all wrapped up in this song’s lyrics. I built my studio last year and this is the first song coming out of it. Musically, I’m really happy that it went to some new places but still sounds like me. The title ‘Don’t Give Up On Me’ also seems amusingly appropriate for sending a new song out there after years of silence.”

The Color Fred is an indie rock band headed by former Taking Back Sunday guitarist/vocalist Fred MascherinoBend to Break, TCF’s debut full-length album, was released on October 30, 2007 via Equal Vision Records. The album peaked at #8 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart. TCF toured the US, Canada and the UK, providing support for such bands as Dashboard Confessional, Angels and Airwaves and Four Year Strong. They released an acoustic EP for Record Store Day in 2009.

When Mascherino entered the studio to record LP two, he wound up collaborating with his friends Josh Eppard (Coheed and Cambria) and Andy Jackson (Hot Rod Circuit) in what eventually became Terrible Things. TT released their highly-anticipated self-titled debut album on Universal Motown. Mascherino then went on tour playing bass for The Lemonheads and guitar for Say Anything.  During that time, Mascherino was producing and writing for bands, eventually building his own studio, Diver Down. In late 2018, he decided to close the studio to the public and start recording his own music again. Coming full-circle, the new material will be released as The Color Fred. Fans can expect more new music and shows in 2019.

Photo by: Vince Sadonis

Video: Rise, My King – Thunder From The Mountain

The debut music video for Rise, My King has officially been released to the masses!

I was fortunate enough to be apart of the production of the video as a behind the scenes videographer as well as being a PA and grip. The production took 4 days to shoot at 3 different locations. The hours were long and the weather wasn’t exactly on our side during one of the location shoots. But the results were amazing due to each and every crew member from hair and makeup, to location scouting, to set building, to lighting, to props, to all the other PA’s on hand.

Photos: Henry Chung

 

Rise, My King Debut Music Video Release Show

Bethlehem-base Rise, My King will be doing a video premiere show Saturday, April 14th to debut their music video for “Thunder From The Mountain.” The show will be held at The Epic Center in Bethlehem, PA with theLionharted on as support. Show starts at 7pm and will run ’til 10pm and will cost $5.

A teaser for their video “Thunder From The Mountian” can be viewed below.

 

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Rise, My King Photo by Henry Chung

 

The Vans Warped Tour Final Lineup Announced

The entire lineup for 2018’s Vans Warped Tour, presented by Journeys, has been revealed today via a special announcement video, which can be viewed below.

It was previously shared that this would be the final cross-country run for the tour, now in its 24th year. On the upcoming shows, founder Kevin Lyman has shared: “I truly am happy to get the chance to travel around the country one more time to thank you for your support, and bring you another best day ever.”

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For its final run, the tour is thrilled to welcome back countless bands who have rocked Vans Warped Tour over the last 24 years including Reel Big Fish, Simple Plan, All Time Low, Four Year Strong, 3OH!3, Less Than Jake, Underoath, We The Kings, The Used, Tonight Alive and more. Adding to this year’s lineup are up-and-coming acts such as State Champs, Trash Boat, Don Broco, Grayscale, Waterparks, Real Friends, and Movements.

Also returning this summer is the newly named Mutant Red Dawn and Mutant White Lightning stages, showcasing the best in heavy and hardcore music: Chelsea Grin, MY CHILDREN MY BRIDE, Every Time I Die, Knocked Loose, The Amity Affliction, Ice Nine Kills, etc.

General admission tickets will be available starting Thursday, March 8th. The 38-date tour will commence June 21st in Pomona, CA and end on August 5th in West Palm, FL.

2018 Vans Warped Tour Line-Up – Confirmed Performance Dates for each band and stage:

Journeys Left Foot Stage

3OH!3 (6/21-8/5)
Asking Alexandria (7/22-7/28)
Beartooth (7/19-7/21)
Bowling For Soup (7/6-7/16, 7/18-7/21)
Frank Turner (7/24-7/26)
The Interrupters (7/14, 7/15, 7/17-7/19, 7/21-7/25, 7/28-8/5)
Knuckle Puck (6/21-8/5)
Mayday Parade (6/21-8/5)
Reel Big Fish (6/21-8/5)
State Champs (6/21-8/5)
SUM 41 (7/17)
Taking Back Sunday (6/24)
This Wild Life (6/21-8/5)
Waterparks (6/21-8/5)

Journeys Right Foot Stage

All Time Low(6/22-6/24)
Falling In Reverse (6/26-7/16)
Four Year Strong (6/21-7/29)
ISSUES (6/21-8/5)

Less Than Jake (7/18-7/20, 7/22-7/27, 7/29-8/5)
Movements (6/21-8/5)
Real Friends (6/21-8/5)
Simple Plan (6/21-8/5)
The Maine (6/21-8/5)
The Used (6/21-7/10)
Tonight Alive(6/21-8/5)
We The Kings (6/21-8/5)

Mutant Red Dawn Stage

Chelsea Grin(6/21-8/5)
Deez Nuts (6/21-8/5)
Ice Nine Kills(6/21-8/5)
Kublai Kahn (6/21-8/5)
MYCHILDREN MYBRIDE (6/21-8/5)
Sharptooth (6/21-8/5)
Silverstein (7/17-7/20, 7/25-7/28)
The Amity Affliction (6/21-8/5)
Twiztid (6/21-8/5)
Wage War (6/21-8/5)
Mutant White Lightning Stage
August Burns Red (7/29-8/5)
Crown The Empire (6/21-8/5)
Dayseeker (6/21-8/5)
Every Time I Die (6/21-8/5)
Hail The Sun(6/21-8/5)
Harm’s Way (6/21-7/23)
In Hearts Wake (6/21-8/5)
Knocked Loose (7/10, 7/18, 7/21, 7/24)
Motionless In White(6/21-8/5)
Nekrogoblikon (6/21-8/5)
Underoath (7/16-7/18)
Unearth (6/21-8/5)

Owly.fm Stage

As It Is (6/21-8/5)
Assuming We Survive (6/21-8/5)

Broadside (7/10-8/5)

Capstan (7/10-8/5)
Chase Atlantic (6/21-7/31)
Dead Girls Academy (6/21-7/8)
Doll Skin (6/21-8/5)
Don Broco (6/21-8/5)
Grayscale (6/21-8/5)
Makeout (6/21-8/5)
Palaye Royale (6/21-8/5)
Phinehas (6/21-7/8)
Picturesque (6/21-7/8)
Sleep On It (7/10-8/5)
Story Untold(6/21-8/5)
Trash Boat (6/21-8/5)
With Confidence (6/21-8/5)

Full Sail Stage 

Farewell Winters (6/21-8/5)
Lighterburns(6/21-8/5)

VANS WARPED TOUR DATES:

Super Fan Bundles on are sale now and can be purchased at vanswarpedtour.com

Regular general admission tickets go on sale March 8th

6.21 POMONA, CA
6.22 SAN DIEGO, CA
6.23 MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA
6.24 VENTURA, CA
6.28 PHOENIX, AZ
6.29 LAS VEGAS, NV
6.30 SALT LAKE CITY, UT
7.01 DENVER, CO
7.03 ST. LOUIS, MO
7.05 BONNER SPRINGS, KS
7.06 DALLAS, TX
7.07 SAN ANTONIO, TX
7.08 HOUSTON, TX
7.10 NASHVILLE, TN
7.12 VIRGINIA BEACH, VA
7.13 CAMDEN, NJ
7.14 HOLMDEL, NJ
7.15 HARTFORD, CT
7.16 PITTSBURGH, PA
7.17 TORONTO, ON
7.18 CUYAHOGA FALLS, OH
7.19 CINCINNATI, OH
7.20 DETROIT, MI
7.21 CHICAGO, IL
7.22 MINNEAPOLIS, MN
7.23 MILWAUKEE, WI
7.24 INDIANAPOLIS, IN
7.25 DARIEN CENTER, NY
7.26 SCRANTON, PA
7.27 MANSFIELD, MA
7.28 WANTAGH, NY
7.29 COLUMBIA, MD
7.30 CHARLOTTE, NC
7.31 ATLANTA, GA
8.02 JACKSONVILLE, FL
8.03 ORLANDO, FL
8.04 TAMPA, FL
8.05 WEST PALM BEACH, FL

Vans Warped Tour: Last Call

Following the announcement that 2018 would be its final cross-country run, the Vans Warped Tour extended family has released a retrospective video celebrating the history and heart of the iconic tour. Fans can watch the video, which features founder Kevin Lyman, Vans VP of events and promotion Steve Van Doren, Fletcher Dragge (Pennywise), Silverstein, and more, here:

 

On the upcoming shows, Lyman has shared: “I truly am happy to get the chance to travel around the country one more time to thank you for your support, and bring you another best day ever.”

I have spent half of my adult life traveling alongside Kevin on the tour, connecting with bands and fans around the world, Steve Van Doren recalls. “Bringing music and action sports to youth for over two decades has been a personal honor and I’m excited to hit the road on the last cross-country tour.

Early Bird Tickets for the 2018 Vans Warped Tour, presented by Journeys, have gone on sale today at  VansWarpedTour.com.Super Fan Bundles are also available and offer fans exclusive merchandise, including a limited edition poster, collector ticket laminate, and custom Vans Warped Tour Authentics.

As a bonus for early ticket buyers, the first 500 tickets sold for each show will be at the lowest price available and will include a digital download of the Official Vans Warped Tour 50-song compilation.

The line up for the 2018 Vans Warped Tour, presented by Journeys, will be announced this Thursday, March 1st. General admission tickets will be available on Thursday, March 8th.

The Vans Warped Tour is the largest traveling music festival in the United States​ and the longest-running touring music festival in North America. Originally conceived by founder Kevin Lyman in 1995 as an eclectic alternative rock festival, with a focus on punk rock, over the years the tour has grown to include a multitude of genres, including metal, hip-hop​, reggae, pop and more. It remains one of the best tours to attend to discover emerging acts, to learn more about wonderful non-profits and companies who are working to make a positive impact on the world that surrounds them, and to meet like-minded friends.

Over the past two decades, Vans Warped Tour has built a legacy as themust-attend​d summer festival for rock and music lovers alike. Since its start in 1995 it has provided a platform for established as well as up-and-coming artists, with past performers including blink182, No Doubt, Sublime, Beck, Katy Perry, NOFX, Limp Bizkit, Black Eyed Peas, Green Day, Eminem, Yellowcard, Bad Religion, and countless others.

In addition, the tour continues to host a wide array of amazing non-profits and educational workshops for attendees and 2018 will be launching The Preventum Initiative, focusing on youth and adolescent opioid prevention. Teens With a Purpose, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), Donate Life New England, Planned Parenthood, Keep A Breast, Testicular Cancer Foundation, To Write Love on Her Arms, and Project HEAL will all be involved this summer, just to name a few. Fans can see their favorite bands as well as become educated on these causes and how they can help.

I am very excited about the upcoming year. With it being the last tour, the non-profit presence will be as big as ever. Groups who have been out in the past will be coming out in more markets, and hopefully,​ we will attract new non-profits,” comments Sierra Lyman. “With more non-profits coming out there will be more options for our audience to hopefully get involved before, during, and after the tour. I am hoping that this last year encourages non-profits to partner with bands and for bands to partner with non-profits on their own events and tours once this summer is over.

Early Bird Tickets and Super Fan Bundles for this year’s tour on are sale now and can be purchased at www.vanswarpedtour.com

The 38-date tour will commence June 21st in Pomona, CA and end on August 5th in West Palm, FL.

VANS WARPED TOUR DATES:
6.21 POMONA, CA
6.22 SAN DIEGO, CA
6.23 MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA
6.24 VENTURA, CA
6.28 PHOENIX, AZ
6.29 LAS VEGAS, NV
6.30 SALT LAKE CITY, UT
7.01 DENVER, CO
7.03 ST. LOUIS, MO
7.05 BONNER SPRINGS, KS
7.06 DALLAS, TX
7.07 SAN ANTONIO, TX
7.08 HOUSTON, TX
7.10 NASHVILLE, TN
7.12 VIRGINIA BEACH, VA
7.13 CAMDEN, NJ
7.14 HOLMDEL, NJ
7.15 HARTFORD, CT
7.16 PITTSBURGH, PA
7.17 TORONTO, ON
7.18 CUYAHOGA FALLS, OH
7.19 CINCINNATI, OH
7.20 DETROIT, MI
7.21 CHICAGO, IL
7.22 MINNEAPOLIS, MN
7.23 MILWAUKEE, WI
7.24 INDIANAPOLIS, IN
7.25 DARIEN CENTER, NY
7.26 SCRANTON, PA
7.27 MANSFIELD, MA
7.28 WANTAGH, NY
7.29 COLUMBIA, MD
7.30 CHARLOTTE, NC
7.31 ATLANTA, GA
8.02 JACKSONVILLE, FL
8.03 ORLANDO, FL
8.04 TAMPA, FL
8.05 WEST PALM BEACH, FL

VIDEO: Armory Infirmary Live Radio Set and Interview

Just gone live is the in-studio performance by Armory Infirmary during their Warped Metal Wednesday visit in the infamous Studio C at WXLV!

 

Don’t forget to tune in every Wednesday from 8pm-midnight for “Warped Metal Wednesday” and 8pm-midnight on Friday for “Kick Ass Fridays!” on WXLV, the iHeart radio station of Lehigh Carbon Community College.

VIDEO: Texas In July at Planet Trog

Over the weekend, Texas In July played for the last time at Planet Trog on an off-date from their current tour with Gideon, Kublai Khan, and Silent Planet.

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If you recall, over a month ago, the band announced that they were calling it quits. When asked about the reason for the breakup, guitarist Chris Davis noted ‘several show cancelations, tour cancelations, losing a 2nd guitarist and Adam’s declining health conditions all back-to-back seemed like it was a sign to throw in the towel.’

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After wrapping up this current run, they will be heading to Europe followed by a farewell U.S. Headline tour to bookend the band’s prestigious 8yr run.

Renowned Artist DEREK HESS Releases First Trailer for the Long-Awaited Documentary “FORCED PERSPECTIVE”, the Life of Artist DEREK HESS

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“Forced Perspective” is a documentary film showcasing the life of artist DEREK HESS directed by Nick Cavalier. The film illuminates Derek’s struggle with alcoholism, bipolar disorder, depression and watches him triumph over his personal demons while showing how these experiences help shape his artwork. From Derek’s early flyer work and celebrated sketches to his elaborate mixed media pieces, this film showcases the evolution of Derek’s art and the emotional ripples it leaves behind in the world.

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“Forced Perspective” is now in post-production and is expected to be released in 2015.

Take a first look at “Forced Perspective” here: https://vimeo.com/93108390

You can follow the film:
http://derekhess.com
http://forcedperspectivefilm.com/

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Donate to “Forced Perspective” here: http://forcedperspectivefilm.com/contribute/

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MORE INFORMATION ON DEREK HESS:

Derek Hess’s work has been recognized in both the music and art world for over 20 years. Hess began creating promo flyers for shows in Cleveland, that soon gained the attention of a multitude of bands as well as the Grammy Museum, The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Louvre in Paris where he is part of the permanent collections. In addition to countless cd covers and gallery shows all over the world, he has been featured on TLC, MTV, Fuse, VH1, Alternative Press, Newsweek and Juxtapoz to name a few.

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Combichrist Premiere New Music Video, “Maggots at the Party”

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Norwegian industrial-rock outfit Combichrist recently released their new album, We Love You. To celebrate the release, the band just released their new music video for “Maggots at the Party.”

“When I wrote this song, I knew the video would be a party video,” main man Andy LaPlegua comments. “Jason Jensen had just finished the latest Skinny Puppy video and had expressed an interest in working with Combichrist so I told him that we’d love to have him, but he’d better come prepared to rage. He delivered and we’re excited to share with everyone a snapshot of how we do things in Atlanta. C’mon maggots, it’s a party!”

To purchase We Love You in the U.S., visit iTunes. To purchase tickets for their upcoming U.S. tour, visit Combichrist’s website.

In Europe, We Love You is available on CD via the Out of Line shop and digitally via iTunes.

Combichrist tour dates:
4/3 Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
4/4 West Springfield, VA @ Empire
4/5 Philadelphia, PA @ TLA
4/6 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
4/8 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
4/9 Montreal, QC @ Le National
4/10 Toronto, ON @ Opera House
4/11 Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
4/12 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater
4/13 Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
4/15 Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theater
4/16 Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
4/17 Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
4/18 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
4/19 Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
4/21 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
4/22 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
4/24 San Francisco, CA @ Slims
4/25 Las Vegas, NV @ LVCS
4/27 Hollywood, CA @ Avalon
4/28 Phoenix, AZ @ Club Red
5/2 Austin, TX @ Elysium
5/3 Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
5/4 Dallas, TX @ Trees
5/6 Pensacola, FL @Vinyl Music Hall
5/8 Jacksonville, FL @ Roc Bar
5/9 W. Palm Beach, FL @ Respectable St.
5/10 Orlando, FL @ Backbooth
5/11 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

The ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL Announces it’s Official 2014 Artist Line-Up

The world’s biggest heavy music touring festival, the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL in its seventh annual sojourn, is pleased to announce the official 2014 artist line-up with the boldest, largest, loudest and most diverse lineup to date! Not only will this year’s festival include the massive ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAIN STAGE and COLDCOCK AMERICAN HERBAL WHISKEY STAGE, but will also present two additional stages- the SUMERIAN RECORDS/HEADBANG FOR THE HIGHWAY STAGE, and the VICTORY RECORDS STAGE.

 

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The ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAIN STAGE will boast a collection of some of the biggest bands in heavy music-including multi-platinum headliners Avenged Sevenfold, as well as Korn, Asking Alexandria and Trivium. The COLDCOCK AMERICAN HERBAL WHISKEY STAGE will feature headliner Cannibal Corpse as well as Suicide Silence (featuring new singer Eddie Hermida), Miss May I, Mushroomhead, Texas Hippie Coalition and King 810. THE SUMERIAN RECORDS/HEADBANG FOR THE HIGHWAY STAGE will feature headliner Body Count featuring Ice-T as well as Upon A Burning Body, Veil of Maya, Darkest Hour and the local Headbang For The Highway winner. The VICTORY RECORDS STAGE will feature headliner and Revolver Magazine cover band Emmure as well as Ill Nino, Wretched, Islander, and Erimha.

 

“We are very excited that in the seventh year of the festival we can bring our biggest lineup ever to heavy music fans across North America. With such a diverse lineup of great bands and festival attractions, 2014 will give fans an awesome day of Metal and Mayhem.” – John Reese and Kevin Lyman, Festival Producers

 

ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAIN STAGE:

Avenged Sevenfold

Korn

Asking Alexandria

Trivium

 

COLDCOCK AMERICAN HERBAL WHISKEY STAGE:

Cannibal Corpse

Suicide Silence

Miss May I

Mushroomhead

Texas Hippie Coalition

King 810

 

THE SUMERIAN RECORDS/HEADBANG FOR THE HIGHWAY STAGE:

Body Count featuring Ice-T

Upon A Burning Body*

Veil of Maya*

Darkest Hour*

Headbang Local Winner

 

THE VICTORY RECORDS STAGE:

Emmure

Ill Nino

Wretched

Islander

Erimha

 

*bands rotating slots

 

Tickets for the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL go on sale on April 4th at 10:00AM local time. This year’s odyssey will include four stages of heavy music and 20 bands. Also, look for Freestyle Motocross legend Jimmy Fitzpatrick and his FITZ ARMY of riders and a Motorsports exhibition area featuring Unknown Industries Harley Davidson Freestyle Riders, as well as many other surprises and attractions throughout the festival midway.

 

The festival will kick off on July 5th at San Manuel Amphitheatre in San Bernardino, CA and will hit a total of 26 cities, ending at The Woodlands, TX (Houston) at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion on August 10th.

 

2014 ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL:

7/5 – CA – San Bernardino – San Manuel Amphitheatre

7/6 – CA – Mountain View (San Francisco) – Shoreline Amphitheatre

7/8 – WA – Auburn (Seattle) – White River Amphitheatre

7/9 – ID – Boise – Idaho Center Amphitheatre

7/11 – AZ – Phoenix – Ak-Chin Pavilion

7/12 – NM – Albuquerque – Isleta Amphitheater

7/14 – CO – Denver – Red Rocks Amphitheatre (Main Stage Only + Body Count feat. Ice-T)

7/16 – MO – St. Louis – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

7/17 – MI – Detroit – DTE Energy Music Theater

7/18 – WI – Milwaukee – Eagles Ballroom (Rockstar Energy Drink TASTE OF MAYHEM)

7/19 – IN – Indianapolis – Kilpsch Music Center

7/20 – IL – Chicago – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

7/22 – MA – Mansfield (Boston) – Xfinity Center

7/23 – NY – Saratoga – Saratoga Performing Arts Center

7/25 – ON – Toronto (Canada) – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

7/26 – PA – Burgettstown (Pittsburgh) – First Niagara Pavilion

7/27 – CT – Hartford – Xfinity Theatre

7/29 – NY – Darien Center – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center

7/30 – NY – Wantagh – Nikon Theatre At Jones Beach (Main Stage Only)

8/1 – NJ – Camden (Philadelphia, PA) – Susquehanna Bank Center

8/2 – PA – Scranton -The Pavilion At Montage Mountain

8/3 – VA – Bristow (Washington, DC) – Jiffy Lube Live

8/5 – GA – Atlanta – Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood

8/7 – OK – Oklahoma City – OKC Air Park

8/9 – TX – Dallas – Gexa Energy Pavilion

8/10 – TX – The Woodlands (Houston) – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion (Main Stage and Second Stage Only + Body Count feat. Ice-T and Emmure, no King 810)

 

* Lineups in each city may vary.  Go to www.rockstarmayhemfest.com for full lineup details.