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THEM DAMN KINGS Announce 2021 Tour Supporting GEMINI SYNDROME


Georgia based hard rock / metal band THEM DAMN KINGS have announced that they have been added as support on LA alternative metal band Gemini Syndrome’s upcoming US tour. The first leg of the tour will feature direct support from Ovtlier, and on the second leg from Oh! The Horror. Also joining the tour are punk upstarts Pushing Veronica. All tour dates are listed below.

Tickets for all shows are available at: GeminiSyndrome.com

“We are so F@#!’n ready to hit the road with Gemini Syndrome, it’s been far too long since we’ve been able to bring you guys pure unadulterated rock n fk’n roll!” says vocalist / guitarist Jef Rhodes. “No more pandemivision! No more BS! See all of you down the road!”

THEM DAMN KINGS will be road testing songs from their as-of-yet unreleased debut album Rise Up. The album features the tracks ‘Throw It Away’ and ‘Yesterday’ which were released to US metal radio late last year, and saw the band conquer the national Metal Contraband radio charts. As a special bonus for fans, the band will be selling a limited number of advance CDs of the Rise Up album online, and at all shows while on the tour. CDs will be available online at the band’s merch store: https://them-damn-kings-.ecwid.com

Rhodes adds, “After almost two damn years I’m excited and proud to finally announce our album Rise Up is available for your listening displeasure. I’m beyond excited for you guys to hear the record and even more excited to be bringing you a taste of the album to the stage!”

THEM DAMN KINGS is the hard rock wrecking machine created by guitarist / multi-instrumentalist / vocalist Jef Rhodes. Jef is a long time professional Front Of House engineer, and backline tech who has over two decades of international touring experience with such bands as: OpethCradle of FilthHighly SuspectLacuna CoilWatainMayhem, and others.

By enlisting former Lacuna Coil drummer Ryan Folden, the pair have recorded RISE UP, a monster of a debut album that sounds both new and exciting – while simultaneously reminding listeners of that golden age of the early ‘90s when Hard Rock, Metal, and Grunge ruled the late night rock clubs of the world.

A debut single “Throw It Away” was released in October 2020. “It was the first song written for the record. It makes me wanna get on a motorcycle and ride even though the song has nothing to do with that.” says Jef. “It’s about tossing away your fears in an abstract sort of way.” The track was quickly followed by anthemic ‘Yesterday’ which garnered the band their first international radio play, and media support.

Jef has assembled a killer live band – and the group are ready to hit the road!

Jef Rhodes – Vocals / guitar
Lando Carter – backing guitars
Ja Ja – bass
Todd (Toddzilla) Taylor – Drums

THEM DAMN KINGS Supporting GEMINI SYNDROME Fall 2021 tour dates
10/28 – Chippewa Falls, WI – Joel’s 4Corners *
10/29 – Green Bay, WI – EPIC Event Center *
10/30 – Racine, WI – Rt 20 (WIIL Rock Halloween Bash) *
10/31 – Battle Creek, MI – The Music Factory *
11/02 – Lakewood, OH – The Winchester Music Tavern *
11/04 – Flint, MI – The Machine Shop *
11/05 – Buffalo, NY – Buffalo Iron Works *
11/06 – Liverpool, NY – Sharkey’s *
11/07 – Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance *
11/09 – Albany, NY – Empire Underground *
11/10 – Reading, PA – Reverb *
11/12 – Johnson City, TN – Capones *
11/13 – Greensboro, NC – The Blind Tiger *
11/14 – Huntsville, AL – Sidetracks *
11/16 – San Antonio, TX – The Rock Box

11/17 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey
11/18 – Baton Rouge – Basin Music Hall

11/20 – Houston, TX – Scout Bar
11/22 – El Paso, TX – Rockhouse

11/23 – Scottsdale, AZ – Pub Rock
11/24 – West Hollywood, CA – Whiskey a Go Go

11/26 – Las Vegas, NV – Backstage Bar
11/27 – Reno, NV – Reno Brewhouse

* Direct support is Ovtlier
Direct support is Oh! The Horror

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ARCTANGENT FESTIVAL 2021 Now Postponed Until 2022 + First bands announced


A statement from the ARCTANGENT FESTIVAL organisers:



“We’re gutted to have tell you that we are finally calling time on ATG 2021. We tried for as long as possible to stay optimistic but unfortunately, like so many other festivals & events who have already cancelled this year, we have had to take the incredibly tough decision to postpone ArcTanGent until August 17th-20th 2022. We’re beyond devastated that we won’t be able to hang out with you for another year.

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OPETH ANNOUNCE ‘BLACKWATER PARK’ 20TH ANNIVERSARY REISSUE


Two decades in and still a breath-taking piece of work, Opeth’s magnum opus ‘Blackwater Park’ is dense with extraordinary melodic moments, spine-tingling atmospherics and agile but crushing heaviness, and one that saw the Swedish metallers kick open prog’s ornate doors, fed death metal through the cosmic kaleidoscope and introduced a generation of music nerds to a world of limitless musical possibilities. 

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SEPULTURA & More turned into comic heroes for DC’s Dark Nights: Death Metal series


In anticipation of the international launch of DC’s runaway 2020 hit limited series, Dark Nights: Death Metal, the publisher announced today plans to collaborate with seven of the most renowned metal music bands for Dark Nights: Death Metal – Band Edition.
One of these bands will be Brazilian metal heavyweight SEPULTURA with artist Pedro Mauro creating the cover.

Representing a cross-section of metal music from across genres and generations, each special edition will feature a variant cover spotlighting a different metal band, an introduction from the band and exclusive interview.

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ARCTANGENT FESTIVAL reveal almost all of its 2021 line up including headliners Opeth and Cult Of Luna / August 18th – 21st


One of the worlds best and most loved underground music festivals ARCTANGENT has this week unveiled almost its entire 2021 band line ups for the event that will take place next year between August the 18th and 21st.

Teaming up with the likes of Audiotree, Kerrang, Riot Act Podcast and Louder (Metal Hammer/Prog Magazine) to announce the bands over the last 4 days, the main stage headliners Opeth and Cult Of Luna (with one final main stage headliner still to be announced) were joined by an array of the finest heavy, out there, interesting, intricate, genius, epic and down right incredible bands currently making music.

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ArcTanGent Festival announces Opeth as its first 2021 headliner & launches its own Crowd Funder


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After last weeks postponement announcement for ArcTanGent Festival for this Summer, the team are proud to announce that Opeth have confirmed as our first headliners for 2021.
“We’re very excited to announce that Opeth will be at ArcTanGent 2021 as our Main Stage Saturday night headliner.” says festival booker, James Scarlett, “They are the biggest band we had booked for 2020 so it felt like a good way to let people know our intentions for next year are equally big, if not bigger! A little bit of inside info is that ATG 2021 will feature loads of the 2020 bands with some amazing extras on top. Watch this space!”
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