A Day to Remember and Marshmello channel ‘Castaway’ in ‘Rescue Me’

Get your hardcore/screamo voices ready because A Day to Remember is back. On Friday (June 14), the Florida-founded band returned with their first new song in three years. Joining forces with DJ/producer Marshmellow, the five-piece dropped not only the audio but also the music video for “Rescue Me.”

The four-minute, theatrical clip begins with the band and Marshmello stranded on a beach after a massive storm isolates them. Somehow, all their instruments and Marshmello’s iconic headpiece manage to survive without any immediate damage. The viewer watches as the six of them try to survive on the island. We watch as they make arrows to hunt, put a message in a bottle, and yes, there’s an even a “Castaway” reference with Marshmello creating his own Wilson.

It’s a poppier, EDM version of the band fans have grown to love since their inception in 2003.

Listen to “Rescue Me” above.

“Rescue Me” is available for purchase here.

The new collaboration comes as the band is in the middle of their Raisin’ Hell in the Heartland tour. At the time of publication, 11 out of the 16 shows were classified as sold out. Tonight, the quintet will take over the Fillmore in New Orleans. The Raisin’ Hell in the Heartland tour concludes at the end of the month on June 28 at the Strand Theatre in Providence, Rhode Island.

Last month, the band announced the lineup for their annual Self Help Festival. The yearly event will take over the Palladium Outdoors in Worcester, Massachusetts on Sept. 7 and the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino on Oct. 12.

A Day to Remember’s last studio album was 2016’s Bad Vibrations.

Slipknot, Guns N’ Roses, Disturbed lead Louder Than Life 2019 lineup

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Slipknot, Guns N’ Roses, and Disturbed are just some of the bands who will make their way to Kentucky in late September for the 2019 edition of Louder than Life. On Monday (April 8), Danny Wimmer Presents, the production company behind some of the country’s biggest music festivals, unveiled the full lineup for this year’s event.

Joining Slipknot, Guns N’ Roses, and Disturbed on this year’s roster are Godsmack, Ice Cube, A Day to Remember, Rob Zombie, Breaking Benjamin, Chevelle, Halestorm, Marilyn Manson, Staind, and more.

This year’s Louder than Life will be Guns N’ Roses’ first performance in 2019 as well as Staind’s first public performance in five years.

“We wouldn’t be living up to the name Louder than Life if we didn’t come back bigger and badder than ever, giving fans something they can’t see anywhere else,” festival producer Danny Wimmer said in a press statement.

“Getting Staind back together and plugged in on the main stage is something that I’ve been working on for years. These are songs that need to be heard, that fans have been dying to hear — Staind has been one of the most requested bands on our socials, and it’s an honor to be bringing their music back for the fans at Louder than Life.”

He continues: “Slipknot has always had some of the most loyal, rabid fans in rock, but now they are at that pivotal moment when they’ve crossed over into iconic status; Disturbed has had their best touring numbers to date this year; then top it off with one of the biggest rock bands of all time in Guns N’ Roses…this year is our most massive lineup yet.”

In total, over 50 bands will take over one of three stages during the three-day event.

In addition to the rocking lineup of acts, attendees will also get to enjoy award-winning bourbons, whiskey, spirits, craft beer, and “the best food Louisville has to offer.”

Tickets for Louder than Life are currently available on the festival’s website. As usual, they will be offering single-day passes, three-day passes, VIP packages as well as hotel and camping passes.

For fans attending Louder than Life’s sister festivals Hometown Rising Country Music & Bourbon Festival (Sept. 14 – 15) and Bourbon & Beyond (Sept. 20 – 22),  a special Trifesta pass is available for purchase. The Trifesta pass includes general admission into all three music festivals.

Louder than Life will make its grand debut at its new home of Highland Festival Grounds at KY Expo Center in Louisville during the weekend of Sept. 27-29.

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2017 Alternative Press Music Awards nominees announced

 

Last week, Alternative Press confirmed the first wave of artists set to hit the stage during the 2017 Alternative Press Music Awards set to take place this summer. On Tuesday (April 25), the rock-centric publication unveiled the list of categories and nominees for the summertime music awards show. In addition to the typical categories such as “Artist of the Year,” “Song of the Year,” and “Best Music Video,” the fourth incarnation of the annual awards show added two new categories to the list; “Best Hard Rock Artist” and “Best New Artist.”

“This year’s nominations are from a very diverse pool of artists, probably the most diverse we’ve ever had,” said Alternative Press founder and CEO Mike Shea. “We are representing genres from alternative to indie pop to hard rock to metal – all of whose nominations showcase the best in their field as chosen by a pool of input from fans, music industry VIPs, and the staff at Alternative Press.”

Fans can currently go to Alternative Press’ website and vote for their favorite artists in all the categories. Voting is officially underway with the polls closing on Friday, June 30.  Tickets for the awards show are also available on the publication’s website.

In addition to adding new categories and featuring a more diverse list of performers, this year will also mark the first time in two years that the awards show has changed hosts. Earlier this year, the publication released a short clip featuring previous 2015 and 2016 hosts Alex Gaskarth and Jack Barakat from All Time Low, handing over the APMAs hosting mantle over to Black Veil Brides/Andy Black leader, Andy Biersack.

The 2017 Alternative Press Music Awards is set to take place on July 17 at the Quicken Loans Arena in the publication’s hometown of Cleveland, Ohio. Previously announced acts including All Time Low, New Years Day, Sleeping with Sirens, Pierce the Veil, The Pretty Reckless, Bone Thugs (the extension of Bone Thugs N Harmony), Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, Against Me!, Machine Gun Kelly, and Korn were confirmed to hit the stage during this year’s festivities.

For now, the complete list of nominees can be seen below.

Artist of the Year
A Day to Remember
Blink-182
Fall Out Boy
Good Charlotte
Green Day
Machine Gun Kelly
Panic! at the Disco
Pierce the Veil
Sum 41
The Pretty Reckless

Album of the Year
Andy Black, The Shadow Side
Tonight Alive, Limitless
Architects U.K., All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us
Atilla, Chaos
Beartooth, Aggressive
Every Tie I Die, Low Teens
I Prevail, Lifelines
Moose Blood, Blush
Pierce the Veil, Misadventures
Waterparks, Double Dare

Song of the Year
A Day to Remember, “Paranoia”
Andy Black, “We Don’t Have to Dance”
Pierce the Veil, “Circles”
Machine Gun Kelly, “Alpha Omega”
Real Friends, “Mess”
Waterparks, “Stupid for You”

Most Dedicated Fanbase
Melanie Martinez
Motionless in White
Paramore
PVRIS
Sleeping with Sirens
Twenty One Pilots

Best Vocalist
Ben Barlow, Neck Deep
Cody Carson, Set It Off
Derek DiScanio, State Champs
John O’Callaghan, The Maine
Keith Buckley, Every Time I Die
Lynn Gunn, PVRIS

Best Drummer
Arejay Hale, Halestorm
Aric Improta, Night Verses
Dean Butterworth, Good Charlotte
Frank Zummo, Sum 41
Matt Mingus, Dance Gavin Dance
JP “Rook” Cappelletty, Machine Gun Kelly

Best Bassist
Alex Dean, Architects U.K.
Chris Hinkley, I the Mighty
Fat Mike, NOFX
“Fieldy” Arvizu, Korn
Ryan Scott Graham, State Champs
Sergio Vega, Deftones

Best Guitarist
Ben Weinman, The Dillinger Escape Plan
Claudio Sanchez, Coheed and Cambria
Jordan Buckley, Every Time I Die
Reba Meyers, Code Orange
Steve Menoian, I Prevail
Teppei Teranishi, Thrice

Best Hard Rock Artist
Bullet for My Valentine
Halestorm
Highly Suspect
In This Moment
Korn
The Pretty Reckless

Best Live Band
Beartooth
Dance Gavin Dance
Falling in Reverse
In This Moment
Issues
NOFX

Best Underground Band
Broadside
Knocked Loose
Movements
Palaye Royale
Silent Planet
With Confidence

Breakthrough Band
Avatar
Creeper
Ice Nine Kills
One OK Rock
Moose Blood
Waterparks

Best Music Video
Highly Suspect, “Bloodfeather”
I See Stars, “Calm Snow”
Korn, “Insane”
Memphis May Fire, “This Light I Hold” (featuring Jacoby Shaddix)
State Champs, “Losing Myself”
Sum 41, “Fake My Own Death”

Best New Artist Music Video
K.Flay, “Blood In The Cut”
PUP, “Sleep in the Heat”
SWMRS, “Palm Trees”
Tiny Moving Parts, “Common Cold”
Watsky, “Don’t Be Nice”
With Confidence, “Voldemort”

A Day to Remember to receive keys to their hometown

West Palm Beach, FL (Aug. 5) - A Day to Remember at the Perfect Vodka Amphitheater

West Palm Beach, FL (Aug. 5) – A Day to Remember at the Perfect Vodka Amphitheater

When you write a song with lyrics like “I hate this town/it’s so washed up,” it’s only natural that listeners would assume how much you despise the town you were born/raised in. For A Day to Remember, it looks like things have changed since the release of “All Signs Point to Lauderdale” off of 2010’s What Separated Me From You. On Tuesday (Feb. 14), the Florida-founded band announced on Instagram that they will be given the key to their hometown of Ocala on Saturday, March 18.

“Incredibly excited to be getting the keys to our hometown, the city of Ocala,” writes the band. Along with the caption is a picture of frontman Jeremy McKinnon holding a sign that says “City of Ocala”; a screenshot from the band’s music video for “City of Ocala.  In addition to being given the keys to the city, the group has also announced that they will perform a hometown show on the same day. Tickets for the show are currently on sale and cost $10. On the day of the show, the price will increase to $15.

A Day to Remember’s hometown show will kick off Ocala’s “Feel Downtown LIVE” concert series which will take place at Tuscawilla Park’s outdoor stage. To purchase tickets or find out more information about the concert series, head on over to the event’s website here.

A Day to Remember’s 2016 was a massive one for the group. They released Bad Vibrations, their sixth studio album, and tour behind it extensively. Last summer/fall, ADTR hit the road alongside The All-American Rejects and Blink-182 for Blink’s “California” summer tour. Check out our recap and photos from the West Palm Beach stop of the tour here.

A Day to Remember become old men in ‘Naivety’

West Palm Beach, FL (Aug. 5) - A Day to Remember at the Perfect Vodka Amphitheater

West Palm Beach, FL (Aug. 5) – A Day to Remember at the Perfect Vodka Amphitheater

After having fans wait a little longer than planned for their new album, A Day to Remember’s new record, Bad Vibrations, has finally been released. In honor of the sixth studio album, the five-piece decided to treat fans to a funny video for their latest single, “Naivety”; a complete departure from their previously released videos for track off this album. On Friday (Sept. 2), the Florida-based band unveiled the music video which at first seems to poke fun the media and their click-bait headlines.

As the magazine headlines are shown, it all seems to claim that the group is no longer together. As we see the headlines and magazine covers change, a DJ is heard reporting how a “controversial music manager” managed to get A Day to Remember back together for a reunion tour. Sadly, it sounds like not many people are for the reunion, claiming they are “too old for a reunion tour.”

As the video progresses, we see that ADTR might just be a little too old to be going on a reunion tour, as they are shown completely dressed up as old men. They get into a white van to begin their “much-anticipated” reunion tour. During the trip, we see them flirting with a younger girl (and almost getting beaten up by her boyfriend), purchasing Depends diapers at the local 7-Eleven, and trying to carry all their sound equipment up a flight of stairs. In a way, it’s kind of the guys poking fun at all those people who are claiming that they like “old A Day to Remember better.” Check out the video for “Naivety” below.

“Naivety” is featured on A Day to Remember’s recently released record, Bad Vibrations. The new album hit stores today after the release date was pushed back a couple of weeks due to unforeseen circumstances. Currently, A Day to Remember can be found opening up for Blink-182 on their “California” summer tour. The remaining tour dates can be found here.

A Day to Remember go pop-punk with ‘Naivety’

West Palm Beach, FL (Aug. 5) - A Day to Remember at the Perfect Vodka Amphitheater

West Palm Beach, FL (Aug. 5) – A Day to Remember at the Perfect Vodka Amphitheater

Earlier this week, A Day to Remember unleashed their intense music video for “Bullfight”; the third single from their upcoming album. Now, a few days later, the group has unveiled another new song from Bad Vibrations. On Thursday (Aug. 18), the Florida-founded band premiered their fourth single, “Naivety.”

The barely three-and-a-half minute track made its exclusive premiere on the Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show. Unlike their previous releases from this album, “Naivety” sounds more on the pop-punk side; kind of fitting since they are currently on tour with one of the bands who made that scene huge. Listen to “Naivety” below.

“Naivety” will join “Bullfight,” “Bad Vibrations,” and “Paranoia” on the group’s upcoming sixth studio record. Pre-orders for Bad Vibrations are currently available on A Day to Remember’s website which can be found here. Those who pre-order the new record, will receive an instant download of “Naivety.”

Bad Vibration is set to hit stores on Sept. 2 and will be released through ADTR Records/distributed in conjunction with Epitaph Records. Bad Vibrations is the follow-up to the group’s 2012 release, Common Courtesy. In support of the new album, ADTR is currently in the middle of Blink-182’s “California” summer tour. Our recap of the West Palm Beach stop of the tour can be found here while the remaining tour dates can be found here.

A Day to Remember unleash intense video for ‘Bullfight’

West Palm Beach, FL (Aug. 5) - A Day to Remember at the Perfect Vodka Amphitheater

West Palm Beach, FL (Aug. 5) – A Day to Remember at the Perfect Vodka Amphitheater

A few weeks after unveiling their new single off of their impending record Bad Vibrations, A Day to Remember has released the track’s music video. On Tuesday (Aug. 16), the Florida-founded band unleashed their fast-moving clip for “Bullfight.” The almost five-minute clip begins with the first part of a quote by Lao Tzu being displayed on the screen. The first part of the quote reads, “Man knows nothing except confrontation. History has shown this from the beginning.” The video, which was directed by Darren Doane, picks up and mainly focuses on artist Rob Prior.

For those trying to analyze the clip, it appears like Prior is so overwhelmed by all the negativity happening in the world, and even from the past, that it inspires him to paint. This could be a direct nod to the quote at the beginning. While the video is mostly Prior in his “natural habitat,” we do get to see A Day to Remember in the clip. Instead of being the stars of the music video, like many of their previous releases, they seem to play secondary to Prior. The video concludes with the rest of Tzu’s quote which reads, “If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.”

Watch the music video for “Bullfight” below.

“Bullfight” will join previously released tracks “Bad Vibrations” and lead single “Paranoia” on Bad Vibrations. Originally set to be released this Friday, Aug. 19, Bad Vibration will now hit stores on Sept. 2. The new album will be released through the band’s own record label, ADTR Records, but distributed in conjunction with Epitaph Records.

Bad Vibrations is the follow-up to the group’s 2012 release, Common Courtesy. Pre-orders for the new album are currently available on A Day to Remember’s website which can be found here. In support of the new album, ADTR is currently in the middle of Blink-182’s “California” summer tour. Our recap of the show can be found here while the remaining tour dates can be found here.

Blink-182’s ‘California’ summer tour hits South Florida

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2016 may be remembered as the year kids born and raised in the 1990s rejoiced. Pokémon was the number one game in the country, Ghostbusters invaded movie theaters once again, a Clinton threw their hat into the race for the presidency, and Blink-182 reached the top of the charts with a number one album. For naysayers who claim Blink-182 hasn’t been a thing for years, they were proved wrong when a sold out crowd invaded West Palm Beach’s Perfect Vodka Amphitheater for four hours.

On Friday (Aug. 5), Blink-182 brought some their immature quirkiness to South Florida alongside some of their friends. Opening the humid summer evening was the All-American Rejects who treated the incoming crowd with a set full of classics. The Oklahoma-founded band, who hasn’t released a new album since 2012’s Kids in the Street, performed a medley of their biggest hits. Songs included “It Ends Tonight,” “Move Along,” “Dirty Little Secret,” and the song that broke them into the mainstream, “Swing, Swing.” During the set, the band also performed a brand new song titled “DGAF.” As they were about to begin their last song, frontman Tyson Ritter randomly proclaimed how he felt like Sebastian from The Little Mermaid. From there, the singer began to impersonate the Jamaican-accented crustacean from the Disney film. As the impersonation came to an end, the band launched directly into their final song of the evening, “Gives You Hell.”

After a set change, Florida’s own A Day to Remember got the chance to show their home state audience what they had to offer. The group, who call Ocala home, began their hour-long set with “The Downfall of Us All” as a slew of beach balls were thrown into the energetic crowd. Their set consisted of a mix of songs from their past albums like “2nd Sucks,” “Right Back at it Again,” “All Signs Point to Lauderdale,” and more.

Frontman Jeremy McKinnon proved to be an entertaining frontman, interacting with the crowd as well as his fellow band mates throughout the set. During “It’s Complicated,” he followed his band mates around the stage with a GoPro camera, filming them while the footage displayed on the large, LED screens behind them. Before beginning on “Have Faith in Me” from 2009’s Homesick, he asked the women in the crowd to make their presence known. After a deafening cheer from the crowd, he dedicated the song to “all the ladies in the house.”

But that wasn’t all. Like a true frontman, McKinnon requested that all the people in the sold out lawn area make the biggest circle pit that they could for “Paranoia,” the group’s new song off of their impending album, Bad Vibrations. While the lawn circle pit may not have been the largest, it was big enough for those at the front of the stage to see in the dark venue.

As the set was coming to a close, McKinnon and his band mates contemplated playing a song of their own or playing a random cover. A unanimous decision was reached with the band playing part of Oasis’ “Champagne Supernova.” As the cover came to an end, the band broke the news to the crowd that the next song would be their final. They immediately began to play the song that helped them gain a slew of fans, 2007’s “The Plot to Bomb the Panhandle.”

While their set was a mix of mainly older material, it was a bit surprising that they decided not to include more songs from Bad Vibrations. The upcoming record, set to hit stores in September, already produced three singles: “Bullfight,” “Bad Vibrations,” and “Paranoia.”

Following ADTR’s exit from the stage, one last set change began. A little after 9 p.m., a sheer black sheet was erected on the stage, blocking the audience’s view of the stage. A short time later, the sheet dropped revealing not only the guys from Blink-182 (now including Matt Skiba), but also the word “FUCK” in flames. The set kicked off with “Feeling This” and continued by giving fans a mix of classics as well as some new tracks.

From the hour-and-a-half-long show, it was clear to see how Skiba fit in with the band. The proof came by the way he bantered with bassist/vocalist Mark Hoppus, even trading instruments with him because Hoppus felt like it. As always, Travis Barker showcased his drumming skills, even treating the crowd to a solo while Hoppus and Skiba went backstage momentarily.

Since the band announced the departure of former member Tom DeLonge and that Skiba would replace him, debates have risen over whether Skiba was a doing a good job of filling the vacancy.  In short, it’s a complicated question. On newer tracks like “The Only Thing That Matters,” “Kings of the Weekend,” and current single “Bored to Death,” Skiba sounds like he was always a member of the band, not just someone who was added at the end of last year.

When it came to older tracks like “What’s My Age Again,” “First Date,” and “I Miss You” the same could not be said. During “I Miss You,” it was a little odd not hearing DeLonge’s nasally voice screeching out “…what’s with all the spiders/catching things and eating their insides.” Instead, Skiba’s vocals sounded too similar to Hoppus’ as he articulated every word correctly. While that is more of a personal opinion, it didn’t take away from the fun of the show.

Their set came to a close with a four-song encore that included “Los Angeles,” “All the Small Things,” “Brohemian Rhapsody,” and “Dammit.” As the last chords of “Dammit” played and confetti was blasted into the air, it signaled the end of the show that proved just because you need to grow up doesn’t exactly mean you need to mature; just ask the band still playing songs about “building a pool to see naked dudes” and prank calling your girlfriend’s mom.

Stream A Day to Remember’s new single

Over a month after announcing plans to release a brand new record, A Day to Remember is giving fans the chance to listen to another new track off of it. On Monday (July 25), the Florida-based band unleashed their third single from their impending release, “Bullfight.” The new track made its official debut during BBC Radio 1’s Rock Show. Listen to “Bullfight” below.

“Bullfight” will join previously released tracks “Bad Vibrations” and lead single “Paranoia” on Bad Vibrations. Originally announced with an August release date, A Day to Remember has updated fans with the news that their fifth studio record will now see a September release. Instead of being released on Aug. 19,  Bad Vibration will now hit stores on Sept. 2. The new album will be released through the band’s own record label, ADTR Records, but distributed in conjunction with Epitaph Records.

Bad Vibrations is the follow-up to the group’s 2012 release, Common Courtesy. Pre-orders for the new album are currently available on A Day to Remember’s website which can be found here. In support of the new album, ADTR will spend the rest of the summer on tour with Blink-182. Unlike fellow tour mates All Time Low and the All-American Rejects, ADTR will play at every single tour stops alongside Blink and DJ Spider. Tonight, the groups will take a quick break before hitting the stage tomorrow (July 26) at the The Don Haskins Center in El Paso. TX. The complete list of upcoming tour dates can be seen here.

A Day to Remember announce ‘Bad Vibrations,’ unleash new song

It’s been a couple of months since A Day to Remember unleashed a brand new song (“Paranoia”) to their unsuspecting fan base. At the time, the group had told fans not to read too much into the new song when speculation began that there would be a new record on the horizon (don’t mind the fact that there was a new song and a short tour in their immediate future). On Thursday (June 2), the Florida-based band sidetracked fans by announcing the release of their fifth studio album.

A Day to Remember’s new album will be titled Bad Vibrations and is set to be released on Aug. 19 through the band’s own record label, ADTR Records but distributed by Epitaph Records. In addition to the new album announcement, the group also released the music video for the first official single off of the impending record/title track. Watch the music video for “Bad Vibrations” below while the complete 11-track list can be seen below that, and yes, “Paranoia” is included on the new record.

BAD VIBRATIONS TRACK LISTING:

01. “Bad Vibrations”
02. “Paranoia”
03. “Naivety”
04. “Exposed”
05. “Bullfight”
06. “Reassemble”
07. “Justified”
08. “We Got This”
09. “Same About You”
10. “Turn Off The Radio”
11. “Forgive and Forget”

Bad Vibrations is the follow-up to the group’s 2012 release, Common Courtesy. Pre-orders for the new album are currently available on A Day to Remember’s website which can be found here. In support of the new album, ADTR will be hitting the road this summer. Back in May, it was confirmed that ADTR would be joining Blink-182 on their massive summer trek. Unlike fellow tour mates All Time Low and the All-American Rejects, ADTR will play at every single tour stops alongside Blink and DJ Spider. Those tour stops can currently be found here.