SKYND PREMIERE “ELISA LAM” VIDEO

Gothic, Horror, and all things macabre come together in the thrilling new video for “Elisa Lam,” by musical duo SKYND. Produced and Directed by TallyHo!, you are viewing the world premiere of “Elisa Lam.”

 

The first of a tryptic of videos focusing on unsolved and mysterious serial killers and/or murders, “Elisa Lam” is a visual depiction of a real-life mystery. For those not in the know, Elisa Lam was a Canadian student whose body was mysteriously discovered floating in a water tank atop a Downtown Los Angeles hotel in 2013. She had been reported missing roughly three weeks earlier, and her body was only located when complaints at the hotel fatefully lead maintenance workers to the gruesome discovery. In recovered security footage from the day of her disappearance, Lam is seen talking to herself, exiting and re-entering an elevator, gesturing wildly, and acting erratically. Explanations for this footage have varied far and wide, but some suspected paranormal involvement.

 

Enter SKYND – who wish to only be known simply as the super covert duo of SKYND(vocals) and her partner, “F,” a Multi-Instrumentalist/Producer – who, working out of Studio 301 in Sydney, are now utilizing their brand of Industrial music to relay a story befitting of Lam’s bizarre death, done in the gorgeously haunting style of such blockbusters as 2002’s The Ring. Musically, Skynd have an explosive sound that will easily entice fans of groups like Die Antwoord, Prodigy, KMFDM, and artists such as Tim Skold.

 

Lyrically, SKYND reach deep, deep down into the sinister abyss of the human soul. In her own words​, SKYND explains: “​I want to get as close as possible to the evil​ ​that humans​ ​are capable of. I am obsessed with it.​..​ For weeks, months even, I’ve been trying to get into the heads of the most vicious, cruel killers. There is nothing more fascinating to me than people who have reached the boundary of their humanity.”

 

Adds her producer​: “T​he​ ​music picks up​ ​this​ ​concept of the boundary of humanity perfectly. That’s why her vocals are so defamiliarized. You can tell this is a human being, but it sounds grotesquely inhuman. Listening to these tracks, you should feel like you’re in a tiny room and the walls are closing in from all sides. In her lyrics, Skynd is the perpetrator and we as listeners are cornered victims. Nobody can escape this kind of dynamic.

 

Dark, suffocating, and deviously alluring, we might not yet know who the evil geniuses behind SKYND are – or, for that matter, who killed Elisa Lam – but this bizarre, abstract duo are definitely ones to watch for and “Elisa Lam” is just the beginning. More transmissions from the intensely grim world of SKYND will be revealed in due time, but for now, here is your first piece of evidence in this case of Industrial gloom.

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MOTÖRHEAD to Release Official RÖAD CREW Beer in the United States on June 23

Official Beer Release Party Taking Place on June 23, 2018 at Arcadia Brewing Co.’s Riverfront Brewery, Pub and Beer Garden in Kalamazoo, MI

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MOTÖRHEAD are excited to announce June 23, 2018 as the official U.S. launch date for their Röad Crew beer, brewed by Kalamazoo, MI’s Arcadia Brewing Company.
 
Music fans and beer lovers alike are invited to the official launch party, taking place at Arcadia’s Riverfront Brewery, Pub and Beer Garden, incorporating Lemmy’s Loungein Kalamazoo, MI. The party will begin at 3:00 PM and will include live music from the rock band Bonehawk, MÖTORHEAD tribute Band Kilmister, and Detroit metal band Anguish. In between bands, the Bangarang Circus group will entertain with burlesque, aerial and fire-breathing acts.
 
Please click this invite link to reserve your spot as space is limited: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/arcadia-brewing-company-8527351525
 
I’m very happy to say that Röad Crew beer is now out in the U.S.,” says MOTÖRHEADdrummer Mikkey Dee. “It’s been way too long, but now it has arrived. I encourage our North American friends to get out there and enjoy it right now!”
 
Röad Crew is an American IPA and sits around 6.2% ABV. This is a crushable hop-forward India Pale Ale with attitude that showcases a floral and citrussy hop character with just the right amount of malt sweetness. Röad Crew beer is perfect for all rock, beer and hop heads and goes down especially well whilst listening to MOTÖRHEAD at a wonderfully obscene, lawn-killing volume. Röad Crew will be available in bottles, cans, keg and even cask.
 
Röad Crew will be available initially in the Great Lakes region of the U.S.. There will be further regional launches throughout the U.S. in the near future, with the goal of providing every rock and beer fan with the beer that’s “LÖUDER THAN EVERYTHING ELSE”.
 
For further information regarding Röad Crew coming to your favorite retail location, please check www.motorhead-beer.com for updates or the official MOTÖRHEAD Beer FacebookInstagram pages.
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ABOUT MOTÖRHEAD:
An English rock band formed in June 1975 by bassist, singer, and songwriter Ian Fraser “Lemmy” Kilmister, MOTÖRHEAD quickly rose to great prominence in the British punk and heavy metal scenes. Although they changed their line-up several times, MOTÖRHEAD never compromised or changed their unique, raging sound, which saw the band and their music become a lifestyle for many people from all genres, whether rockers, punks or alternative.
 
As a power trio, they had particular success in the early 1980s with several successful singles in the UK Top 40. The albums OverkillBomberAce of Spades and particularly No Sleep ’till Hammersmith cemented MOTÖRHEAD’s reputation as a top-tier rock band. The band is ranked number 26 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock. As of 2018, their Grammy-winning sound has sold more than 17 million albums worldwide. Road dogs extraordinaire, for the last 20+ years of their career, MOTÖRHEAD were Kilmister, guitarist Phil Campbell, and drummer Mikkey Dee. In early 2015 they entered the studio to begin work on Bad Magic, which was released in late August 2015. It quickly became one of the band’s most successful albums, but sadly, Lemmy passed away on December 28, 2015. The band’s last record turned out to be a recording of two typically blistering sold-out shows from the Bad Magic tour, at Munich’s Zenith concert hall only a month prior to his passing.
 
MOTÖRHEAD released 22 studio albums, 13 live recordings, 12 compilation albums, and four EPs over a career spanning 40 years. The MOTÖRHEAD legacy (and lifestyle) lives strongly on through their music and loyal fans.
 
Twitter: @myMotorhead
Instagram: @officialmotorhead
Instagram: @motorheadfanpage
 
 
ABOUT ARCADIA BREWING COMPANY: 
For over 22 years, Arcadia has been committed to a British-inspired American-brewed stable of beers. Arcadia aspires to brew beers that achieve brilliance through balancing ingredients that satisfy the senses with complex flavors whilst providing pure refreshment that leaves you wanting more.
 
Established in 1996, Arcadia’s commitment to creating world-class beers has been recognized with medals from the World Beer Cup (Silver-Loch Down Scotch Ale), Great American Beer Festival (Gold-Barrel Aged Cereal Killer Barleywine, Silver-Cereal Killer Barleywine and Silver-Arcadia IPA).
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OUT THIS WEEK: Debut album from POPTONE (Bauhaus/Love and Rockets

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Poptone release debut LP, gear up for Midwest & East coast tour
Bauhaus’ Daniel Ash and Kevin Haskins team with Diva Dompé as POPTONE

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Go! video https://youtu.be/FMLNwT4v5Rc
Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/cleopatra-recs/popgo
Bandcamp https://poptone.bandcamp.com/album/poptone
Introduction to Poptone https://youtu.be/VNue90saxDw
Poptone Interview https://youtu.be/owpjJXPzNMw
Order tickets https://www.poptonetheband.com/tour-dates

The long-awaited debut ‘Poptone’ album is finally here, teased by premieres of ‘Go!’ and ‘Movement of Fear’. Following up their hugely successful West coast tour, the band will soon tour the Midwest and East coast of North America, including both U.S. and Canadian dates.

The new album is being released via Cleopatra Records as a double LP consisting of 13 songs from their set, originally recorded for a recent Part Time Punks session on KXLU.

Through this project, Daniel Ash and Kevin Haskins – both founders of Bauhaus, Tones On Tail and Love and Rockets – they continue to carry the torch of these critically acclaimed bands. As Poptone, they are now joined by Kevin’s daughter Diva Dompé on bass.

The trio will bring their blistering show to nine cities, including Minneapolis, Chicago, Detroit, Toronto, Montreal, Boston, SilverSpring (MD), Brooklyn and Wantagh (NY). The Poptone album.
Poptone was propelled to life by an epiphany that woke Daniel Ash up in February 2017. In the early hours, loudly jolted awake by Motorhead’s ‘Ace of Spades’, Ash had a light bulb moment…”I need to play live again”.
Borrowing their name from 1979 seminal P.I.L track, Poptone is bringing back to life the ground-breaking music of Bauhaus, Love and Rockets and the otherworldly Tones On Tail, playing a diverse repertoire of their own highly original and hugely influential music. 

Their set leans heavily on Tones On Tail, the songs of which have not been performed live for over 30 years! With Diva Dompé faithfully recreating original bassist Glenn Campling’s incredible bass lines, Poptone has essentially resurrected the Tones’ archives. Having played only 27 live dates during their existence, this band remains somewhat of an enigma. Poptone also performs a sprinkling of solo Daniel Ash, a healthy dose of classic Love and Rockets, and a dash of Bauhaus with live sets also featuring the odd inspirational cover to stir things up.

 

“It’s been quite a remarkable journey so far! We as a band have been overwhelmed by our loyal following turning up in big numbers and celebrating all the music we have made over the past forty years. “We love our audience!,” says Kevin Haskins.

“Performing all these marvelous songs from our back catalog has made me really appreciate what a great songwriter and guitarist Daniel is! Touring with my very talented daughter Diva, takes it to dizzying new heights. The addition of six more songs that we are playing on this new leg of the tour has for me, really cemented our legacy. I feel very grateful and blessed to be a part of this and very much look forward to the forthcoming shows.”


 
Poptone are fulfilling a lifelong dream for much of their audience, most of whom would not have seen Tones On Tail play live during their brief existence. Of course, Bauhaus was resurrected in 1998 (after a 15-year absence) and again during 2005-06 and, save for occasional appearances in 2007 & 2008, Love and Rockets bowed out in 1999. For all three groups, but especially with respect to Tones on Tail, this is your chance to seize the day – Go!

 
The new ‘Poptone’ record is available digitally, on CD in a mini jacket, and on white vinyl in a striking 2 LP set and can already be pre-orderedvia Cleopatra Records.
 
For tour announcements, merchandise and news, visit the Poptone website and Facebook. Also order Daniel Ash’s new solo single ‘Alien Love’ at www.danielashmusic.com and Kevin Haskins’ new book ‘Bauhaus – Undead’ from Cleopatra Records at http://bit.ly/2qk1vzu.
 
June 20 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
June 21 Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
June 22  Detroit, MI – The Loving Touch
June 23  Toronto, ON – Opera House
June 25  Montreal, QC – L’Astral
June 26  Boston, MA – Middle East
June 27  Wantagh, NY – Mulcahy’s
June 28  Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw
July 1  SilverSpring, MD – The Filmore
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TRACK LIST

1. Heartbreak Hotel
2. Ok This Is the Pops
3. Mirror People
4. Movement of Fear
5. Happiness
6. No Big Deal
7. Lions
8. Love Me
9. Performance
10. Christian Says
11. Ball of Confusion
12. Go!
13. Slice of Life

CREDITS

Recorded at COMP-NY Studio Los Angeles and mixed at Evergreen Stage, Burbank
Engineers: Claire Morison, Tommy Joy and James Salter
Produced by Daniel Ash, Kevin Haskins and James Salter
Performed by Daniel Ash, Dompé and Kevin Haskins
Mastering Engineer: Robert Hadley
Sleeve design by Poptone and Fendi Nugroho
Photography by Paul Rae
 
Special thanks to Michael Stock at Part Time Punks. Our crew: Tommy Joy, Nathan Bale and John Van Eaton. Matt Green at Cleopatra Records, Robert Hadley, Santa Barbara Sound Design and an extra special thanks to James Salter for going above and beyond.
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GHOST’s ‘Prequelle’ Headed For Top 5 U.S. Debut

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According to Hits Daily Double, GHOST’s new album, “Prequelle”, will likely land at position No. 3 on this weekend’s Billboard 200 chart. The disc, which arrived on June 1, is expected to shift between 49,000 and 54,000 equivalent album units in the week ending June 7. Of that sum, between 46,000 and 51,000 are projected to be in traditional album sales.

 
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The top 10 of the June 16-dated Billboard 200 chart is scheduled to be revealed on Billboard’s web sites on Sunday, June 10.

 
GHOST’s last studio release, the “Popestar” EP, debuted with 21,000 sold in its first week back in September 2016. “Popestar” started as GHOST’s second No. 1 on the Hard Rock Albums chart, following “Infestissumam”, which reigned for a week (May 4, 2013). Meanwhile, 2015’s “Meliora” debuted and peaked at No. 2 on both Hard Rock Albums and Top Rock Albums.

 
“Prequelle” was tracked last year at Artery studios in Stockholm with producer Tom Dalgety (OPETH, ROYAL BLOOD) and mixed in January at Westlake Studios in West Hollywood, California with Andy Wallace (NIRVANA, SLAYER).

 
GHOST played the first official show of the “Rats! On The Road” U.S. tour on May 5 at Riverside Municipal Auditorium in Riverside, California.

 
The band broke its show up into two sets, with the first featuring 12 songs and the second consisting of 11 numbers. The group spread out the new material across both sets, interspersed with fan favorites and hits like “Cirice”, “From The Pinnacle To The Pit”, “He Is”, “If You Have Ghosts” and show closer “Square Hammer”.

 
The band has expanded its onstage lineup to include at least eight musicians, not including a guest appearance from Papa Nihil, the aged “original” Papa Emeritus.

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L.A. GUNS Start Recording New Album

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Photo by Cassie Balazic for mk ultra magazine

 

Great news for L.A. GUNS as the sleaze rock veterans have reportedly started recording a new album with new guitarist Johnny Monaco having recently joined guitarist Tracy Guns, lead vocalist Phil Lewis, bassist Johnny Martin and drummer Shane Fitzgibbon in the group.

 

The following message was posted on Frontiers Music Srl‘s Facebook page yesterday:

 

If you got the L.A. GUNS newsletter on Sunday, then maybe you caught this little nugget at the very bottom…. Who’s excited?!?!

 

www.lagunsmusic.com to sign up for the newsletter.”

 

L.A. Guns‘ new album will follow up to widely acclaimed ‘The Missing Peace’ album, which MK ULTRA ranked as the #1 releases of 2017.

 

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The Nation’s Largest Adult Event Returns to Rosemont at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, This Friday, Saturday & Sunday

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‘Everyone Does It’  At EXXXOTICA Chicago  THIS WEEKEND

(June 6, 2018 — ROSEMONT, IL) It’s heating up in Chi-Town, and that means the EXXXOTICA Expo (http://exxxoticaexpo.com) is back! The largest event in the USA dedicated to love and sex begins its three-day run at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont this weekend. As the slogan reads, “Everyone Does It,” and that goes for the thousands of men, women and couples who will get to meet and greet over 200 adult stars, shop on the jam-packed convention floor of over 100 exhibitors, 20 hours of shows on the main stage and non-stop schedule of educational and engaging seminars scheduled.

Tickets are selling briskly for EXXXOTICA Chicago, presented by MyFreeCams (http://myfreecams.com), has a roster filled with some of the biggest names in adult entertainment. Legends, superstars and top names such as Tera Patrick, Katie Morgan, Christy Canyon, Alexis Texas, Tori Black, Jenna Haze, Lexi Belle, Tanya Tate, Honey Gold, Evan Stone, Phoenix Marie, Julia Ann, Monique Alexander, Aiden Starr, Rubberdoll, Nikki Delano, Vicki Chase, Darcie Dolce, Natalia and Nastasha Starr, Jill Kassidy, April O’Neil, Jayden Cole, Emily Addison, Aaliyah Hadid, Kagney Linn Karter, Lana Rhoades, Nicolette Shea, Cee Jay Strokes, Bella Rose, Tiffany Watson, Jade Kush, Raven Bay, Shay Evans, Kristina Rose, Sara Jay, Maddy O’Reilly, Lauren Phillips, April Flores, Misty Stone, ShaunDam XXX, Edyn Blair, Della Dane, TS Foxxy, Gianna Taylor, Priya Rai, and over 100 more. Many will be at the show’s Spotlight exhibit, sponsored by Bad Dragon (http://bad-dragon.com), LA Direct Models, Pleasure Products USA, Tremor, Vivid Radio, Clips4Sale (http://clips4sale.com) and more. Also meeting and greeting fans will be the hottest camgirls around from MyFreeCams, Chaturbate, CAM4 and others.

The Chaturbate Entertainment Stage (http://chaturbate.com) has a full schedule of amazing female and male revues, interactive events, all-star panels, feature performers, contests, giveaways musical acts, contests, and more. Returning to EXXXOTICA’s stage is the area’s top male dance troupe, Stallion Male Revue. There are also feature dance performances from stars like Tera Patrick, Rubberdoll, Angela Eve, and Ashley Addison. Other fan favorites such as the Ms. EXXXOTICA Competition, Alexis Texas’ Twerk contest and Pole Dance Championships will also take place and all the madness is lead by South Beach’s Jay Randall, with the one and only DJ Geenius spinning the tunes.

EXXXOTICA’s incredible seminar series, sponsored by the Pleasure Chest (http://pleasurechest.com), has a full schedule of educational and engaging seminars featuring industry experts and legends. EXXXOTICA’s resident sexpert, Tyomi Morgan, leads a list of all-star moderators such as Evan Stone, Katie Morgan, Tera Patrick, James Bartholet, Ryan DiMartino, Nikki Night, and more will be informing and entertaining and prove that smart is sexy.

A full schedule of all stage shows and seminars can be viewed at https://exxxoticaexpo.com/schedule.

At EXXXOTICA Chicago, the 100,000+ square foot convention floor is filled with aisle upon aisle of exhibitors showcasing the latest products that range from the mild to the wild for a sexy shopping experience, including e’s also booths ranging from the wild to the mild, including show sponsors such as MyFreeCams, Chaturbate, Bad Dragon, Cam4, Clips4Sale, Pleasure Chest, LA Direct Models, XXXChurch, Vivid Radio, The Tremor, Pineapple Support, and others. And let’s not forget that greeting attendees are the sexiest spokesmodels around, the EXXXOTICA Hotties, sponsored by Cam4 (http://cam4.com).

Be sure to check out the EXXXOTICA’s Interactive Dungeon, lead by Ms. Lady and her team of sexy mistresses and masters. The massive 4,500 square foot interactive area is great for the curious looking to explore the many shades of fetish. Even if you just want to watch or even take a walk to the kinky side, head over to into the dungeon.

While on the show floor, be on the lookout for vendors who are part of EXXXOTICA’s LGBT initiative, SW!TCH. Participating vendors will feature signs indicating their experience working with LGBT consumers as they stand for inclusiveness and solidarity with our desire to increase LGBT awareness at our events. EXXXOTICA is committed to continue making all events inclusive and entertaining for both our straight and LGBT attendees for this, Pride Month, and all months of the year.

Don’t forget, Friday is “Ladies Free Friday.” All women receive free general admission to EXXXOTICA for the ultimate girl’s night out. Ladies can get their free tickets in advance and skip the lines by going to http://LadiesFreeFriday.com.

The best way to experience EXXXOTICA is by getting VIP tickets. Those in the know go VIP and get hundreds of dollars of free swag and products, plus get free entrance to the Official EXXXOTICA After Parties happening all over the area, such as top clubs Heavenly Bodies and Ocean Gentlemen’s Club with the hottest erotic entertainers, and at King’s Draft Room in Rosemont hosted by hall of famers Tera Patrick, Katie Morgan and Evan Stone on Friday, and Alexis Texas and the girls of Team TexAss on Saturday. VIP attendees also get exclusive admittance to the VIP Viewing Area with a cash bar. It’s the only way and place you can purchase alcohol during show hours (for those 21 and older). Ladies on Friday can also upgrade to VIP status at the show to fully take advantage of all the perks. For a full list of after parties, go to: https://exxxoticaexpo.com/after-parties.

Advance tickets for all days are on sale on the website at https://exxxoticaexpo.com/tickets and they can also be purchased at the Convention Center box office.

EXXXOTICA is open Friday, from 5pm until Midnight, from 1pm until 10pm on Saturday, and from 1pm until 7pm on Sunday. For all info including stars scheduled to appear, stage shows and seminar schedules, a list of after parties and more, visit the show’s official website, http://exxxoticaexpo.com.

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