Neck Deep bassist exits band

It looks like Neck Deep will be down a band member when their fall tour kicks off later this week. On Tuesday (Sept. 4), the Welsh band announced the departure of longtime bassist Fil Thrope-Evans just a couple of days before hitting the road for their North American tour. While some may want to twist the departure into something negative, the band shared a statement directly from Thorpe-Evans where he assures fans to “leave no room for speculation and make it clear that this is a decision born of positivity, not negativity, with no ill feeling involved.”

In his letter, Thrope-Evans reveals that his time in Neck Deep was nothing short of a “dream come true” and that he will forever be grateful for his time in the group and his former band mates who have been nothing but supportive over his difficult decision.

“Also want to mention early on in this that the guys in the band have been super supportive of my decision, and I know they are going to continue on their path to world domination with no problem.”

He goes on to explain that the next chapter in his life will be filled with a lot of new goals including music, business, and family. He also reveals he has been spending a lot of free time working on other music projects for himself and producing for others. Though no specifics have been mentioned, he assures fans that he will be sharing new music soon.

He closes his letter by telling the fans that he is remaining true to who he really is and he hopes that anyone reading his letter will do the same.

“I also hope this can serve as an inspiration to anyone out there who might be scared to chase their passion. Seriously, life is way too short for negativity, unhappiness, or delayed dreams, so start today and go for it!”

Thrope-Evans’ full letter to fans can be read here.

As mentioned above, Neck Deep’s tour with Trophy Eyes, Stand Atlantic, WSTR and Gardenside is set to begin this Thursday, Sept. 6, at the Catalyst in Santa Cruz, California. No word yet on whether the band will have anyone fill in during the upcoming trek.


Sept. 06 – Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst^
Sept. 07 – Ventura, CA – Ventura Theater^
Sept. 08 – Las Vegas, NV – BK Bowl^
Sept. 10 – Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theatre^
Sept. 11 – Lubbock, TX – Jakes^
Sept. 12 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom^
Sept. 14 – Louisville, KY – Headliners^
Sept. 15 – Nashville, TN – Marathon^
Sept. 16 – Birmingham, AL – Workplay^
Sept. 18 – Columbia, SC – Music Farm^
Sept. 19 – Greensboro, NC – Arizona Pete’s ^
Sept. 20 – Richmond, VA – National^
Sept. 21 – Long Island, NY – Stereo Garden^
Sept. 22 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland^
Sept. 24 – New Haven, CT – Webster^
Sept. 25 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom^
Sept. 27 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls^
Sept. 28 – Detroit, MI – Royal Oak^
Sept. 29 – Cleveland, OH – Agora^
Sept. 30 – Toronto, ON – Danforth^
Oct. 02 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts^
Oct. 03 – Ft. Wayne, IN – Clyde^
Oct. 05 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Club^
Oct. 06 – Des Moines, IA – Woolys*
Oct. 07 – Omaha, NE – Sokol*
Oct. 09 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater *
Oct. 10 – Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater*
Oct. 12 – San Luis Obispo, CA – Fremont*
Oct. 13 – San Diego, CA – SOMA *

^ with Trophy Eyes

* with Gardenside

Listen: Atreyu return with two new songs, announce seventh studio album

If you’re a fan of Atreyu, then get ready because the quartet just unveiled a slew of good news. On Friday (Aug. 24), the California-founded group announced the fall time release of their seventh studio album. Titled In Our Wake, the new record is due out Oct. 12 through Search and Destroy Records / Spinefarm. Pre-orders for the new album are currently available here.

In a press statement, singer Alex Varkatzas reveals how the deaths of two fellow musicians influenced the impending album.

“It’s a deep one. We looked up to Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington, and their deaths were fresh during the writing process. It made us think of what we’ll leave in our wake. We have a choice to change the lives of others for the better.”

“The album title In Our Wake comes from the idea that every day we humans have two roads we can go down: Do you choose to inspire, uplift, and enhance each others lives? Or do you prefer to belittle, shit talk, and tear down each other down?,” bassist Porter McKnight explains.

“With each choice made, you leave a ripple that reflects across your community, then onto your city, to your nation, and eventually all across the globe. Who do you leave in your wake?”

In addition to the new album announcement, the five-piece also unleashed two new songs from the upcoming record; “Anger Left Behind” and the record’s title track “In Our Wake.” Watch the music video for “In Our Wake” above while “Anger Left Behind” can be streamed here.

In Our Wake is the follow-up to 2015’s Long Live and finds the group reuniting with Lead Sails Paper Anchor producer John Feldmann. The complete tracklisting for the 12-song record can be seen below.


01. “In Our Wake”
02. “House of Gold”
03. “The Time is Now”
04. “Nothing Will Ever Change”
05. “Blind Deaf & Dumb”
06. “Terrified”
07. “Safety Pin”
08. “Into the Open”
09. “Paper Castle”
10. “No Control”
11. “Anger Left Behind”
12. “Super Hero”

Bayside announce full band acoustic tour for 2018/2019

Armed with a brand new acoustic album, Bayside are ready to hit the touring circuit later this year. On Monday (Aug. 20), the New York-founded band announced plans to hit the road during the months of November, December, January, and February. The upcoming full band acoustic tour will begin on Nov. 24 at the Bottom Lounge in Chicago and conclude several months later on Feb. 2 at the Cowan in Nashville.

According to Bayside’s announcement post on social media, their sets will consist of completely re-imagined versions of their songs.

“To celebrate the release of our new Acoustic record, we’re going on a very special tour. Our first full US, full band acoustic tour with a full set of completely re-imagined songs,” the band writes.

Gold will open for Bayside during the four-month excursion. VIP and pre-sale tickets are currently available while general admission tickets will go on sale this Friday, Aug. 24.

The newly announced intimate acoustic tour will be in support of the group’s forthcoming acoustic album, Acoustic Volume 2. The impending record is due out Sept. 28 through Hopeless Records. Pre-orders are currently available on the band’s website. Acoustic Volume 2 is the follow-up to 2006’s Acoustic.

Last week, the band formally announced the release of the new album by unveiling the music video for the album’s lead single, “It Don’t Exist.” Watch the music video for the new song above while the complete 2018/2019 tour itinerary can be seen below.



Nov. 24 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge

Nov. 25 – Chicago, IL – Cobra Lounge

Nov. 27 – Detroit, MI – Shelter

Nov. 28 – Toronto, ON – Hard Luck

Nov. 29 – Buffalo, NY – The Tralf

Dec. 01 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop

Dec. 02 – Newport, KY – Southgate House

Dec. 04 – Hamden, CT – Space Ballroom

Dec. 05 – Providence, RI – The Met

Dec. 06 – Boston, MA – The Sinclair

Dec. 07 – Brooklyn, NY – Bell House

Dec. 08 – Asbury Park, NJ – House of Independents

12/09 – Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church

Dec. 11 – Washington, D.C. – Sixth & I

Dec. 13 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (Hell)

Dec. 14 – Tampa, FL – Crowbar

Dec. 15 – West Palm Beach, FL – Respectable Street

Dec. 16 – Orlando, FL – The Social


Jan. 11 – Houston, TX – White Oak

Jan. 12 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey

Jan. 13 – Austin, TX – Barracuda

Jan. 15 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom

Jan. 16 – San Diego, CA – The Irenic

Jan. 17 – Pomona, CA – Glass House

Jan. 18 – Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour

Jan. 19 – Las Vegas, NV – Backstage Bar

Jan. 20 – Fresno, CA – Strummer’s

Jan. 21 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall

Jan. 23 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir

Jan. 24 – Seattle, WA – Crocodile

Jan. 26 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge

Jan. 27 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theater

Jan. 29 – Minneapolis, MN – Turf Club

Jan. 30 – Iowa City, IA – Gabe’s

Jan. 31 – Lawrence, KS – Granada

Feb. 01 – St. Louis, MO – Old Rock House

Feb. 02 – Nashville, TN – The Cowan

Silverstein, Tonight Alive to embark on ‘Get Free Tour’ in 2018

Now that 2017 is only a couple of months away from coming to an end, Silverstein has already confirmed plans to hit the road in early 2018. On Monday (Oct. 16), the Canadian band officially announced their first tour of the new year. The trek, which has been named “The Get Free Tour,” will kick off on Jan. 19, 2018 at the House of Blues in Cleveland, Ohio and wrap up about a month-and-a-half later on March 1, 2018 at Mr. Smalls in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Co-headlining the tour with Silverstein will be Australian outfit, Tonight Alive. Supporting both acts on the upcoming tour will be Virginia five-piece Broadside and Kentucky-founded Picturesque.

In addition to announcing their major tour with Tonight Alive, Silverstein has also released the music video for their latest single, “Lost Positives.” The music video for the song is very dark, but considering the lyrics for the song includes lines like “lying is letting you go” and “miserable script full of words that I won’t say,” it’s not surprising that the group decided to go in a darker direction. The almost-four-minute clip was directed by Wyatt Clough and Roger Galvez and can currently be seen above.

“Lost Positives” can be found on Silverstein’s recently released ninth studio album Dead Reflection. The record was released this past summer with the band touring behind it since it was formally announced. Silverstein isn’t the only band who will be promoting their new album on the upcoming tour. Earlier this week, Tonight Alive formally announced the release date and title for their impending new record. The new album will be titled Underworld and is set to be released on Jan. 19, 2018 through Hopeless Records.

Tickets for the upcoming tour can be found here while the complete list of tour stops can be seen below.


Jan. 19 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
Jan. 20 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
Jan. 21 – Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe
Jan. 23 – St. Louis, MO – Ready Room
Jan. 24 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theatre
Jan. 26 – Denver, CO – Summit
Jan. 27 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
Jan. 28 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
Jan. 30 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
Jan. 31 – San Francisco, CA – Slims
Feb. 01 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
Feb. 02 – Los Angeles, CA – The Regent
Feb. 03 – Las Vegas, NV – Vinyl
Feb. 05 – Phoenix, AZ – Marquee
Feb. 06 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theatre
Feb. 07 – Lubbock, TX – Jake’s**
Feb. 08 – San Antonio, TX – Alamo City Music Hall
Feb. 09 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey
Feb. 10 – Houston, TX – White Oak
Feb. 12 – Orlando, FL – The Beacham
Feb. 13 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
Feb. 15 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
Feb. 16 – Charlotte, NC – The Underground
Feb. 17 – Richmond, VA – Canal Club
Feb. 18 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
Feb. 19 – Asbury Park, NJ – House of Independents
Feb. 20 – Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
Feb. 23 – Pontiac, MI – Crofoot
Feb. 24 – Chicago, IL – Concord
Feb. 26 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
Feb. 27 – Boston, MA – Paradise
Feb. 28 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
March 01 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls

**Tonight Alive not performing

Inaugural When We Were Young Festival unveils its nostalgic lineup


Music festival season is slowly approaching and it seems like every other day we’re getting lineup announcement or new music festival revelations. Now, we’ve gotten word that California will be getting a brand new music festival set to take this spring. On Tuesday (Feb. 7), the inaugural When We Were Young Music Festival was announced.

In addition to the inception announcement, the festival also unveiled its lineup which seems to be offering something that most 20-somethings want; nostalgia. The inaugural lineup features some of the biggest names in the emo game including the likes of AFI, the Descendents, Taking Back Sunday, Alkaline Trio, The Get Up Kids, Pinback, and Saves the Day. Headlining the weekend-long event will be the king of emo, Morrissey.

Cage the Elephant, Silversun Pickups, Streetlight Manifesto, FIDLAR, Foxygen, Joyce Manor, Set Your Goals, and a slew more are set to head to California in early April. When We Were Young is set to take place during the weekend of April 8-9 at the Observatory Grounds in Orange County, California. Tickets for the event are set to go on sale beginning this Friday, Feb. 10. For more information about the music festival or tickets, head on over to the festival’s website here while the full lineup of artists can be seen below.