Miss May I Releases First 2012 Vans Warped Tour Video Update!

MISS MAY I has just posted the first official VANS WARPED TOUR video update detailing the band’s performances and some backstage antics. Head to the band’s official YouTube page right now to check out the video and stay tuned for some behind-the-scenes and gear videos being posted exclusively soon.

This summer is the season of MISS MAY I! The band recently announced the #32 Billboard Top 200 first week debut of their new album, At Heart, as well as singer Levi Benton’s appearance on one of the Alternative Press Magazine special edition VANS WARPED TOUR covers.

Make sure to keep an eye out at your local VANS WARPED TOUR stop—Levi will be appearing at several Alternative Press Magazine Booth signings. Check the signing times at your local tour stop for more details. The band will be taking part in several additional signings during their main stage run at VANS WARPED TOUR this year, including appearances at the Project143 booth and the MISS MAY I merch stand! When arriving at the festival, attendees will be given specific times for each individual signing as well as the band’s performance times (they are scheduled to change per date).

Additionally, MISS MAY I drummer Jerod Boyd and bassist Ryan Neff will be giving one-on-one daily music lessons at the official BANDHAPPY Music Lesson Tent. This is a great opportunity for fans to learn directly from the band members themselves! For more information on the tent, visit www.bandhappy.com/warpedtour.

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Interview With Mike Muir Of Suicidal Tendencies At Orion Music + More!

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PCM’s Kristyn Clarke caught up with Suicidal Tendencies front man Mike Muir at the recent Orion Music + More Festival hosted by metal masters Metallica at Atlantic City, NJ’s Bader Field.

Suicidal Tendencies are about to celebrate their 30 year anniversary as a band and their set headlining the Damage, INC stage at Orion on Saturday night was phenomenal. The band packed their set with a ton of fan favorites and as a special surprise, and one of the true stand-out moments of the festival overall, they were joined on stage by Metallica bassist Randy Trujillo to rock out on some Infectious Grooves tracks that have not been played live in quite some time!

Check out our interview with Cyco Miko below:

For more information about Suicidal Tendencies visit: http://www.suicidaltendencies.com/suicidal/

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Interview with Don Jamieson At Orion Music + More Festival

PCM’s Kristyn Clarke was able to catch up with comedian and host of VH1’s “That Metal Show”  Don Jamieson while out to cover the recent Orion Music + More Festival hosted by the mighty Metallica in Atlantic City, NJ.

Don shared with us his thoughts on metal and comedy, some of his favorite guests that have been on “That Metal Show”, and more!  Check out the interview below:

Don has more stand-up dates coming this summer and “That Metal Show” is currently gearing up for its’ 11th season airing on VH1 Classic. For more information on Don Jamieson and “That Metal Show” visit: http://www.donjamieson.com

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Interview With Red Fang's Bryan Giles At Orion Music + More Festival!

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Kristyn Clarke was able to catch up with Red Fang guitar and vocalist Byran Giles at this past weekend’s Orion Music + More festival in Atlantic City, NJ.

RED FANG have just released a limited edition Pizza Picture disc of their critically acclaimed album Murder the Mountains. The A Side of the disc features The “RED FANG” Pizza, which is actually available on the menu at Relapse Records owner Matt Jacobson’s restaurant Sizzle Pie, which has two locations in Portland, Oregon. The B-Side of the disc features RED FANG’s drink of choice PBR, pizza crusts and bloody band-aids. The exclusive disc is available for purchase HERE.

RED FANG also head to Europe this summer for a tour which includes numerous festival appearances. The tour starts on July 5th in Gävle, Sweden at the “Getaway Rock Fest” and runs through August 4th at the “Porifestival” in Pori, Finland.

RED FANG are streaming Murder The Mountains in its entirety at this location. The album is now available on CD, 12″ vinyl, and deluxe digital via Relapse HERE and on iTunes HERE

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Interview with Kyng At Orion Music + More!

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PCM’s Kristyn Clarke was able to catch up with Kyng while out at the Orion Music + More festival in Atlantic City, NJ this past weekend! The band was incredibly excited to be part of the inaugural festival hosted by Metallica and talked about band’s they were excited to see on Orion festival, touring plans and more!

Metallica frontman James Hetfield recently sung the band’s praises after discovering them through Sirius XM program director Jose Mangin, who has championed KYNG since hearing early demos a few years ago.

KYNG will join Seether and Sick Puppies on the “Triple Threat Tour” beginning this fall! The tour begins mid-September and will include stops in Atlanta, Boston, Baltimore, and St. Louis, among others, with more dates to be announced soon. The tour will come on the heels of a sprawling summer trek that sees them on the road with 10 Years and Fair to Midland.

Kyng released their debut record Trampled Sun last fall on REALID Records (through Independent Label Group).

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Orion Music + More Festival Recap!

Words by: Kristyn Clarke
Photo Credit: Cambria Harkey, Matt Ellis, Jack Edinger

Metallica can certainly pat themselves on the back and say ‘job well done’ after this weekend’s wildly successful Orion Music + More festival that was hosted at Atlantic City, NJ’s Bader Field. Thousands of Metallica fans invaded the festival which featured one of the most diverse line-ups that I have ever seen which included artists such as Gary Clark, Jr, Eric Church, Modest Mouse, Artic Monkeys, Ghost, Suicidal Tendencies, Avenged Sevenfold, and of course the metal masters Metallica themselves who had the headlining spot each night.

The festival also featured an incredible array of lifestyle attractions that were each curated by one of the Metallica band members such as “Kirk’s Crypt” which showcased guitarist Kirk Hammett’s extensive horror memorabilia collection, the “Custom Car Show” which showcased front-man James Hetfield’s love of all things loud and fast, the “Hit The Lights” film tent where drummer Lars Ulrich screened several of his favorite films, and the “Motorbreath Mini Ramp” that highlighted bassist Robert Trujillo’s passion for skateboarding and more! With over thirty plus bands playing through-out the course of the weekend and all of the lifestyle attractions to check out, there was constant entertainment around ever corner and always something new to explore.

Orion Music + More provided what every fan looks for in a festival: the ability to get from stage to stage with ease, lack of set over-laps from bands, and plenty of activities to keep their attention throughout the day. Metallica discovered a formula that worked for setting up Orion and other festival promoters should definitely take note!

We had the fortune of being able to conduct interviews with several of the band’s playing this year’s Orion Music +More festival such as Suicidal Tendencies, Don Jamieson of VH1’s “That Metal Show”, Soul Rebels, The Black Dahlia Murder, A Place To Bury Strangers and many more, most of which will be posted this coming week!  All of the band’s and artists we spoke with over the weekend were completely thrilled to be taking part in Orion’s inaugural year and feel Metallica did a fantastic job keeping the line-up as diverse as possible, and bringing the feel of the famed European music festivals here to the States for the first time.

The members of Metallica, themselves, were on-hand for majority of the festival, running around to the various stages introducing their favorite bands of the day and interacting with the crowd. It was great to see the band take such an approachable stance and be very involved with all aspects of the festival creating a lot of memories for fans and the other bands on the bill as well.

Orion Music + More truly featured something for every taste and definitely did a fantastic job of opening the ears of fans to some new music that they may not have heard…for me personally this weekend’s set’s from Ghost, Modest Mouse, and Lucero stood out as an example of artist’s I only casually knew and now have become a fan after seeing them perform at Orion. Some festival highlights included Metallica bassist Robert Trujillio taking the stage to rock out with his former bandmates in Suicidal Tendencies on The Damage Inc stage, Cage The Elephant frontman Michael Shultz stage diving into the crowd and bringing the early nineties live rock appeal to the Fuel stage, Soul Rebels brass band from New Orleans playing an incredible rendition of Metallica’s hit song “Enter Sandman” and comedian Jim Bruer leading a sing-a-long to “Heavy Metal Bingo”! Orion Music + More really did have it all!

Metallica closed out Saturday night making history by playing their album “Ride The Lightning” in it’s entirety including “Escape”, a song the band vowed never to play live!  The band sandwiched the “Ride The Lightning” set with their hits such as “Hit The Lights”, “Master Of Puppets”, “Battery” and “One” much to the delight of the rabid fans. Metallica knows how to put on one hell of an awesome rock show and watching the band is a completely mesmerizing experience. You would assume after nearly thirty years together Metallica would be at the point where they can simply phone it in and still put on a pretty entertaining show, however this is not the case, they are still running around the stage and rocking out with as much energy and passion as their early years and that is what makes them a truly legendary band.

On Sunday night Metallica brought the house down playing their famed self-titled “The Black Album” all the way through and added a few additional songs that didn’t make it into set from Day One such as “Fuel”, the not often played “The Shortest Straw” off “…And Justice For All” and the epic “Blackened”. “The Black Album” has spawned a ton of hits for Metallica, many of which are still in heavy rotation at rock stations across the country, and despite the album’s popularity fans were still eager to sing along with their favorites in the live setting. When front man James Hetfield asked the crowd ‘Do you want heavy?’  remarking ‘Metallica gives you heavy, baby’ prior to breaking into the hard-hitting “Sad But True”  the crowd went absolutely wild and the band plowed through the rest of their set bringing an explosive end to an incredible weekend of music +more!

Metalllica held a press conference on Friday night prior to the start of the festival, PCM and our friends at TheRockRevival.com were on hand …check out the video below where the band discusses the various lifestyle elements of the festival, band’s they are excited to see, and more!



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