New England’s favorite bearded melodic-hardcore band Four Year Strong has released their highly anticipated new EP, Go Down In History, today via Pure Noise Records. The long-awaited record is finally available for purchase at iTunes and at
Fans are invited to stream the record in it’s entirety now at
The band also recently released a new video for the album’s title track which can be viewed over at
Go Down In History is Four Year Strong’s first new record since 2011’s, In Some Way Shape Or Form. It features five tracks, including the title track and recently released songs “Tread Lightly” and “Living Proof of a Stubborn Youth.” The record was recorded, mixed and mastered by Machine (Fall Out Boy, Every Time I Die) at The Machine Shop.
Four Year Strong are currently performing on the mainstage of this summer’s Vans Warped Tour.  Follow the band at for additional updates.
Four Year Strong Tour Dates (w/Vans Warped Tour):
July 22 - Columbia, MD - Merriweather Post Pavilion
July 23 - Virginia Beach, VA - Farm Bureau Live At Virginia Beach
July 24 - Atlanta, GA - Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
July 25 - St. Petersburg, FL - Vinoy Park
July 26 - West Palm Beach, FL - Cruzan Amphitheatre
July 27 - Orlando, FL - Central Florida Fairgrounds
July 28 - Charlotte, NC - PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte
July 29 - Nashville, TN - Tennessee State Fairgrounds
July 30 - Milwaukee, WI - Marcus Amphitheatre
July 31 - Bonner Springs, KS - Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
Aug 2 - Salt Lake City, UT - Utah State Fairpark
Aug 3 - Denver, CO - Sports Authority Field at Mile High
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THE DAGGER releases self-titled debut album today in North America


THE DAGGER has released their self-titled debut album today in North America! To purchase The Dagger, please visit iTunes for a digital copy or CM Distro for the CD.

While THE DAGGER cites legendary acts such as early IRON MAIDEN, DEEP PURPLE, JUDAS PRIEST and RAINBOW as influences, the band’s new album is far more than just a tribute to the past. Containing ten tracks that combine outstanding songwriting skills with the untamable power of early 80’s NWOBHM and the spirit of epic 70’s rock, The Dagger is a fresh take on old school hard rock / heavy metal from a line-up comprised of members that are or have previously been involved in bands such as DISMEMBER, GRAVE and NECRONAUT.

For a preview of the album, be sure to check out the video for “1978" (directed by Stefan Jansson of PE Production AB), plus the following singles: "Ahead Of You All”, “Skygazer”. An earlier version of the album track “Dark Cloud” (released on a 7” via High Roller Records in summer 2013) can be heard here.

The Dagger track-listing:
1. Ahead Of You All
2. Call Of 9
3. Ballad Of An Old Man
4. Skygazer
5. Electric Dawn
6. 1978
7. Dogs Of Warning
8. Nocturnal Triumph
9. Inside The Monolithic Dome
10. Dark Cloud
11. Mainline Riders (CD-only bonus track)

THE DAGGER line-up:
Jani Kataja - vocals
David Blomqvist - guitars
Tobias Cristiansson - bass
Fred Estby - drums

18.-19.09.2014 Stockholm (Sweden) - Close-Up Båten /

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Nashville-based Band THE CHOIR and Recording Engineer Russ Long Partner With MXL Microphones, Marshall Electronics, and StreamVu TV To Stream Concert Live

MXL Microphones, Marshall Electronics, and StreamVu have partnered with THE CHOIR, a Grammy nominated band based in Nashville, and Russ Long, one of the music industry’s most respected recording engineers, to stream
live while the band records its upcoming live album. For the first time, fans will have a real time, behind-the-scenes glimpse of the creative process as THE CHOIR lays down tracks in front of a live audience.

The band will play two hometown shows that will be streamed live from a studio in Nashville to, where viewers all over the world can watch the band perform. Marshall, MXL, and StreamVu are providing the hardware and technical support to stream the shows. Russ Long will record the performances for the CD to be released later this year.

The project is made possible by Marshall Electronics’ IPTV solution, which includes Marshall HD mini cameras and a video encoder that allows the cameras’ feeds to be viewed online. IPTV enables bands and performers to set up at clubs and venues, and live stream their concerts right onto the home pages of their websites. StreamVu, an IPTV content delivery network, will distribute the concerts from the cloud to internet-enabled devices everywhere.

THE CHOIR will perform with MXL microphones and Sound Runner Cable by MXL. The performances will be viewable on as well as

The band will play songs from their new album,
Shadow Weaver, along with fan favorites from their vast catalog, in two shows at Studio Instrument Rentals, Inc. in Nashville, TN. In addition to sound recording by Russ Long, the camera feeds will be recorded for later video editing.

“We appreciate the opportunity to take our hometown gig and offer it across the globe via Marshall’s cool new live streaming technology,” says Dan Michaels, the band’s sax and lyricon player.

“This live album has been in the planning for over six months and we’ve been determined to make it something extraordinary. Adding a live audio and video streaming element does exactly that. Ten years ago I would have never imagined that this would be possible but MXL, Marshall & StreamVu have somehow developed a remarkably high-quality live streaming solution that is amazingly affordable, stated Russ Long. “I’m excited to say that we’ll be incorporating their products throughout all aspects of the shoot including the MXL microphones on the stage and the Mogami cabling integrated into the Pro Tools system.”

“Live streaming is the future of concert distribution,” says MXL Director of Sales and Marketing Perry Goldstein. “Bands can stream their own live content with a small investment in equipment and a CDN. Bands with a large, spread-out fan base, like The Choir, can use live streaming to reach their audience all over the world.”

Brian Arrowood of StreamVu says, “It’s not often that you can be part of history, but this is one of those rare moments where something truly historic is taking place. A few years back the idea of streaming a live concert was a major undertaking with a certain amount of risk involved. Now we are not only streaming live but this is a live stream of a concert that will become a live album. Marshall Electronics is the only company I know that can make this happen. With broadcast quality encoders, professional MXL mics and the best (Mogami) cable in the industry, Marshall delivers. The cool thing is that not only does Marshall make this possible, they make it affordable.”

Key Points:

  • The Choir’s live performances of Shadow Weaver will be live streamed on July 26 at 6 pm and 8:30 pm Central Time at and

  • Both performances by THE CHOIR will be streamed live using the affordable and portable Marshall HD mini cameras and video encoder/decoders. The cameras used will be the Marshall CV500-MB2 and CV430-CSB.

  • Six Marshall mini cameras will be positioned throughout the studio, capturing different vantage points throughout the shows. A Marshall technician will operate a video switcher to change the camera views; the switcher then sends the cameras’ video signals into Marshall’s PS-102 Producer Station encoder to prepare it for distribution by StreamVu.

  • Both shows are also being recorded by Russ Long for an upcoming live album release by THE CHOIR due out in this fall.

About The Choir

The Choir is a Nashville-based indie rock band that originated in Los Angeles 30 years ago. Since then, the band – still with its original members - has released 15 albums. The latest is entitled Shadow Weaver. The Choir were nominated for a Grammy in 2000 and won the Dove Award in 1996.

Media can request a review copy of Shadow Weaver by contacting for a digital press kit.

About MXL
MXL is a leading manufacturer of consumer and professional audio products for the music recording, broadcast, post, production, and live sound markets. Additional information on the Tempo USB and all MXL microphones can be found at

About Marshall Electronics

Marshall Electronics Broadcast Division supplies high quality LCD monitors, IP security cameras and servers, distribution, and conversion solutions for broadcasters around the world. Marshall specializes in the development, manufacturing and distribution of high tech electronic products used in a wide range of professional applications. Visit for Marshall’s full line of Broadcast products.

About StreamVu

Simple and cost-effective, StreamVu is an affordable and professional service for the origination and distribution of video content. Whether broadcasting concerts, races, political events or a local Little League game, school play, wedding, or spiritual event, StreamVu’s load-balanced system architecture ensures broadcasts scale to nearly limitless size.

Amplifier launch first track from ‘Mystoria’; announce European tour dates



Amplifier recently announced the release of new album ‘Mystoria’ on the 8th September 2014 in Europe, the artwork for which can be seen above. They are now pleased to reveal the video for first single ‘Named After Rocky’ which can be viewed exclusively here:  

The band had this to say about the video:

"When we made this video we wanted to make a video with absolutely no sense of continuity whatsoever.  Mission Accomplished." 

The band can also reveal the first European dates for the Mystoria tour, and they can be found below:

6/10, La Peniche, Lille, France
07/10 - Lucerne, Schuur - Germany
08/10 - Munich, Strom - Germany
09/10 - Stuttgart, Keller Club - Germany
10/10 - Wiesbaden, Raucherkrammer - Germany
11/10 - Cologne, Luxor - Germany
12/10 - Dresden, Beatpol - Germany
13/10 - Osnabruck, Kleine Freiheit - Germany
14/10 - Hamburg, Knust - Germany
15/10 - Berlin, Privatclub - Germany
16/10 - Haarlem, Patronaat - Germany
17/10 - Helmond, Cacaofabriek - Germany

The track listing for the album is as follows:

1. Magic Carpet
2. Black Rainbow
3. Named After Rocky
4. Cat’s Cradle
5. Bride
6. Open Up
7. OMG
8. The Meaning Of If
9. Crystal Mountain
10. Crystal Anthem

With a career that spans almost 1000 gigs of every conceivable size over 14 years and 8 releases, including the behemoth double album The Octopus, which has come to be regarded as a modern classic, Amplifier have by this point progressed past being simply a band and have become a zen-like state of being.

Continents come and go. 
Amplifier will still exist.  
Amplifier will still melt your face. 

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Nostalghia to Tour US and Canada

Nostalghia will play the upcoming Toronto (9/7), Chicago (9/13) and Denver (9/19) Riotfests, the Sunset Strip Music Festival (9/21), Austin City Limits Festival (10/5), Life is Beautiful Festival (10/24), and an October run with AFI.  

 7    Riot Fest/Downsview Park, Toronto, ON  CANADA
13   Riot Fest/Humboldt Park, Chicago, IL
19   Riot Fest/May Farms, Denver, CO  (Flaming Lips)
21   Sunset Strip Music Festival, West Hollywood, CA  (w/ Iration)

 5   Austin City Limites Festival, Austin, TX
 6   Cain’s Ballroom, Tulsa, OK  (AFI)
 8   Mercury Ballroom, Louisville, KY  (AFI)
 9   Iron City, Birmingham, AL  (AFI)
11   Varsity Theatre, Baton Rouge, LA  (AFI)
24   Life is Beautiful Festival, Las Vegas, NV (w/ Skrillex)
*"…theatrical, poignant, unflinching and desperately meaningful.  Her name is Ciscandra Nostalghia and she’s out of this f**king world." - SYFFAL
"…one of the most original new artists on the music scene today,  A journey between light and dark, 'Chrysalis' has enough pop-like elements to push it forward, though with a noir and avant-garde framework…an artist with a vision and a unique style.” - RockSubculture
"Euphoria meets rage on this chaotic, dramatic debut by Nostalghia.  FIVE STARS"  - Examiner
"Vocal splashes of Diamonda Galas, Kate Bush and Siouxsie Sioux, combined with the artistic freedom and sight of a Perry Farrell, Nostalghia are relevant, current and have their finger on the pulse of the future."  - PlaybackStL

Nostalghia is comprised of vocalist/songwriter Ciscandra Nostalghia, keyboardist/producer/drummer Roy Gnan, who met each other on Craig’s List, and touring cellist Adele Stein.  With Gnan’s BA in jazz performance and cache of instruments, computers and other electronic gear, combined with Ciscandra’s artistic bravery that is the product of the collision of two entirely different worlds - Los Angeles and Tehran, Iran, they make provocative, uncompromising and cinematic music.  Early supporters run the gamut from Skrillex to Marilyn Manson to Amy Lee of Evanscence to former Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo.  The band has been embraced by a wide variety of audiences, having shared the stage with artists including Jared Leto’s 30 Seconds to Mars, Gogol Bordello, Green Day, The Orb, Serj Tankian, and Avenged Sevenfold.  With Chrysalis, the band’s debut album that was mixed by multi-Platinum producer/mixer Dave Fortman and released April 8 (110 Recordings/ INgrooves), Nostalghia proves they are not your average alt/rock band.

Portland indie-punk band Lee Corey Oswald has teamed up with Nervous Energies to debut two new live songs, “Red Balloons” and “Soda and Cigarettes.”
Watch Lee Corey Oswald’s Nervous Energies session here:
Studio recordings of each of the new songs will appear on Lee Corey Oswald’s upcoming album, Regards, which is scheduled for release on August 5th via No Sleep Records and is available now for pre-order at The album also features the recently released tracks “Snowglobe” and “Progress.”
Follow the band now at for additional news and upcoming tour dates.
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