It's weird and amazing to me that Jimmy Eat World's Bleed American is 15 years old this week. That record was so powerful and taught so many of us who emo jams could indeed be pop songs. Also having a birthday is Close Quarters Coalition who turns two. Crystal Lake TX's track "Dwell" is a song on the young label continuing in the tradition of Jimmy Eat World.  It's a gentle dreamy emo pop gem that clocks in at just under two minutes and is just perfect in its length. If this jam doesn't get you excited for Fake Emo Revival I don't know what will. Congrats to everyone mentioned here buy especially to Crystal Lake TX for this amazing job they've done.



Owensboro KY is becoming a bit of a hotbed for midwest emo. It's the right location and it's producing the right sound. Mayweather continues this trend with the first song off of their upcoming album Before You Go Away. It releases August 5th on Lonely Boy Records and we have the privilege of giving you the first song "Blind". We're pleased to be able to premier this track.


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September 9th, 2015 - Burbank, CA - Warner Bros. Records will release the Original Cast Recording for School of Rock-The Musical on December 4th. The stage production, which opens on Broadway at the Winter Garden Theatre on December 6th, features songs from the immensely popular 2003 film School of Rock (written by Mike White, directed by Richard Linklater and starring Jack Black), as well as 12 original songs written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Glenn Slater, with a book by Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey). School of Rock-The Musical is directed by Laurence Connor (Les Misérables).




Three-time Grammy Award-winner Rob Caballo, who has worked with Green Day, My Chemical Romance, Paramore, Goo Goo Dolls, Phil Collins, and Gary Clark Jr., produced the album along with Lloyd Webber. The album features the songs in the stage production, as well as three songs from the film. All original songs are written by Lloyd Webber and Slater. 




Paramount Pictures, 2003 film School of Rock, earned universal critical acclaim and was hailed by The New York Times as an "irresistible comic postscript to the rock revolution." The film went on to gross more than $130 million worldwide. [In School of Rock-The Musical, down-on-his-luck wannabe rock star Dewey Finn (Alex Brightman) poses as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school to make ends meet. When he discovers his students' musical talents, he enlists his fifth-graders to form a rock group and conquer the Battle of the Bands.] Watch Brightman and the cast give a preview performance of 'Teacher's Pet' from School of Rock - The Musical HERE




More info about the album will be revealed in the coming months.


















In January, the new AVANTASIA album Ghostlights will hit the stores via Nuclear Blast: After Jorn Lande and Geoff Tate, a third very special guest can be announced: former HELLOWEEN & current UNISONIC vocalist Michael Kiske. Michael will not only appear on the album, he will also join AVANTASIA on the Ghostlights World Tour 2016.

"I have been friends with Micha for more than 15 years now", commented Tobias. "We recently joked when he asked me why he always gets to sing those high range speed metal anthems. My answer was quite simple: 'Because I can hardly think of anyone who could possibly do that any better!' The first time I heard Micha on one of my songs was 1999. I was blown away by what he did to stuff like "Reach Out For The Light" or "The Seven Angels". You can convince yourself when we kick off the world tour in March, Micha will join AVANTASIA once again to do the old classics, but also some of the new material which sounds really fantastic; as AVANTASIA-esque as it gets. I am really surprised we found another time frame to do this tour together, I don't take it for granted as this may be the last tour in a long time. It's so difficult to align all those schedules, you can't imagine. We managed to find a time frame in spring 2016, and we wanna enjoy it to the fullest: I can promise you that we will play more than three hours every night! Old stuff, new stuff, everything! Be there! It may be your only chance to see this particular line up we're putting together, for sure it will be the last AVANTASIA tour in quite some time at least."


AVANTASIA - Ghostlights World Tour 2016

04.03. Germany - Berlin, Huxley´s *

05.03. Germany - Hamburg, Große Freiheit *

06.03. Germany - Bremen, Aladin *

08.03. England - London, The Forum *

09.03. France - Paris, Le Trianon *

11.03. Spain - Barcelona, Razzmatazz 1 *

12.03. Spain - Madrid, La Riviera *

15.03. Germany - Frankfurt-Langen, Stadthalle *

16.03. Czech Republic - Prague, Forum Karlin *

18.03. Germany - Kaufbeuren, All-Karthalle *

19.03. Germany - Bamberg, brose-Arena *

20.03. Germany - Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle *

22.03. Italy - Milan, Alcatraz *

24.03. Switzerland - Pratteln, z7 *

25.03. Switzerland - Pratteln, z7 *   

27.03. Slovakia - Banska Bystrica, Ice Stadium *

28.03. Slovakia - Bratislava, Sportshall *

29.03 Austria - Tröpolach, Full Metal Mountain Festival

31.03. Germany - Saarbrücken, Saarlandhalle *

01.04. Germany - Ludwigsburg, Arena *

02.04. Germany - Fulda, Esperantohalle *

*AVANTASIA will play at least three hours, no more bands!

More dates in other countries in the works!

The Mystery of Time, the latest release from German composer and vocalist Tobias Sammet's, Avantasia, charted in 16 countries in Europe, Asia and America, including #2 in Germany. It debuted at #9 on the Billboard "Heat Seekers" chart as well as #33 on the "Hard Rock" chart.

Watch The Mystery Of Time album preview, the video for "Sleepwalking" and interviews with Tobias Sammet on the Nuclear Blast YouTube Channel!


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