Drive A Victims Of Strange Bus Break-In While In Chicago On Rock Allegiance Tour with Papa Roach and P.O.D.

Our sources have informed us that Los Angeles’ Drive A were the victims of a bizarre bus break-in earlier this week in downtown Chicago, while on a break from their run on the Rock Allegiance Tour with Buckcherry, Papa Roach, Puddle of Mud, P.O.D., Red and Crossfade.

 

This past Tuesday night, as band members and crew slept on their bus while parked in an underground garage located in an area frequented by transients, an unidentified person entered the vehicle and made off with money, food, booze, clothing and an iPod, while leaving their gear untouched.

 

The band is taking it in stride, as front Bruno Mascolo explains, “I guess to make it in music these days you have to fully commit yourself, even if it means your home away from home being raided by homeless people on occasion. That being said, the next homeless person that asks us for change, we will be checking his pocket for our ipod. I’m just glad everyone is okay.”

 

Rock Alliance Tour (9/02-9/21 & 9/25):

 

       

          Sep 02         SOARING EAGLE CASINO  Mt Pleasant, MI                        

          Sep 04         AMP @ WHARF       Orange Beach, AL                     

          Sep 05         Green Iguana          Tampa, FL                       

          Sep 07         FAU Arena    Boca Raton, FL                          

          Sep 09         LAWRENCE JOEL COLISEUM        Winston Salem, NC                   

          Sep 10         Ntelos Wireless Pavillion    Portsmouth, VA                       

          Sep 11         The Brewery  Rochester, NY                          

          Sep 13         WEST VIRGINIA MOTOR SPEEDWAY      Parkersburg, WV                       

          Sep 14         PromoWest Pavillion         Columbus, OH                          

          Sep 16         Main Street Armory Rochester, NY                           

          Sep 18         THE WOODS Nashville, TN                  

          Sep 20         HEARTLAND EVENT CENTER OUTDOORS         Grand Island, NE                      

          Sep 21         THEATRE @ WORLD ARENA        Colorado Springs, CO       

                  

          Sep 24        Verizon Amphitheater   Irvine, CA             EPICENTER FESTIVAL 2011   

         

          Sep 25         Power Balance Pavilion

 

Check out DRIVE A on the web here: drivearock.com 

And watch their videos here: youtube.com/drivearocks

Article by Matthew Dickson

Listen: Powerwolves – You Won’t Find Peace (Full Album Stream)

Click picture or click HERE to listen to “You Won’t Find Peace by Powerwolves.

Via Revolver Magazine 

Hailing from Merrimack Valley region of Massachusetts, POWERWOLVES unleash their own brand of heavy, metallic hardcore. With the release of their demo in the spring of 2010, POWERWOLVES played any and every show they were offered, appearing nonstop throughout the Northeast and garnering themselves a solid following. POWERWOLVES began recording their debut full-length in early 2011 at Format Audio with Ryan Stack (LATE NITE WARS, THE EFFORT). Titled, You Won’t Find Peace, the album was released on Panic Records on August 30th.

You Won’t Find Peace displays everything that you’ve come to love in a hardcore band-brutality, heaviness, aggression, and intelligent lyrics. You Won’t Find Peace from beginning to end is sure to wreck your life. It’s only a matter of time before POWERWOLVES find themselves referenced alongside bands like RINGWORM, THE HOPE CONSPIRACY, and PULLING TEETH, as they are just that good.

Here is the tracklist for “You Won’t Find Peace”

1. Behind This Face

2. The Chaos You Made

3. You Won’t Find Peace

4. Heavy Lies The Crown

5. Yesterdays

6. My Eyes Are Open

7. Welcome The End

8. They Keep Us

9. Night Of The Long Fangs

Facebook these guys here: facebook.com/Powerwolves

Article by Matthew Dickson

‘Like Moths To Flames’ Forced to Drop Off This Fall’s IGNITOUR, And Also Releases a Full-Length Album on Rise Records Set For Nov 8th

Like Moths To Flames – Real Talk via RISE RECORDS

Native Columbus, OH band Like Moths To Flames (Rise Records) have regrettably been forced to bow out of their run on this fall’s IGNITOUR which they were to begin on September 2nd. The band has released the following statement:

 “Due to the departure of our bass player, Aaron Douglas, combined with a delay in the studio completion due to Hurricane Irene, we regret to inform everyone that we will have to drop off the upcoming INGNITOUR with Ice Nine Kills and An Early Ending.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you, but without a solid lineup, we don’t want to disservice our fans in any capacity.  We are going to finish up at the studio, head home and prepare for our two upcoming fall tours: Close Your Eyes/The Color Morale tour and then Thrash and Burn.  We’re super stoked on how our record is turning out and can’t wait for you guys to hear it.  We’re working on a plan to release a few tracks prior to our November 8th release date”

Like Moths To Flames has also announced a change to the lineup in the wake of Douglas’ departure. Eli Ford (ex-My Ticket Home) has joined the band and will take on guitar duties while Aaron Evans will move from guitar to bass.

You can check them out on facebook here: facebook.com/likemoths 

And if you do the whole twittering thing, you can tweet them here: twitter.com/lmtf

riserecords.com

Article by Matthew Dickson

Last Chance To Snag Our First Mixtape For FREE!

Well today is the final day we will be offering our very first mixtape for free. Like all things, it is time to move on. But we have to say, this will always be our favorite mixtape that we will ever create. This was the one that started it all, that gave birth to the idea. So for the rest of the day, you can hear it for the last time, or you can download it and keep it in your music collection.

But as we say goodbye to our first chapter…we say hello to another.

Article by Matthew Dickson

Plug In Stereo Announces Three Shows With Never Shout Never; Tweet For A Track campaign launched for Mixtape Vol. 2

Portland-based singer songwriter Trevor Dahl aka Plug In Stereo has announced three shows with Never Shout Never next month. Also joining the band on the bill will be A Rocket To The Moon, Fake Problems, and Carter Hulsey (who toured with PIS earlier this year). 

All tour dates can be found on Plug In Stereo’s official website (http://www.pluginstereo.com) and below.

09/22 Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall *

09/24 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom *

09/27 San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theatre *

 * with Never Shout Never, A Rocket To The Moon, Fake Problems, Carter Hulsey

Along with that, PIS has launched a Tweet For A Track campaign for their free EP, Mixtape Vol. 2. Every week, a new track will be posted and fans can download each song in exchange for one tweet or Facebook post. Last week’s post included his cover of Lil Wayne’s “How To Love.” Today, Trevor’s cover of Taylor Swift’s “Mean” was posted. Check them both out below and be on the lookout for the next two tracks. 

 “How To Love” linkhttp://bit.ly/ndncDr

“Mean” Link: http://bit.ly/mVP1Ox     

Trevor also hosted Hits Bound on Sirius XM Hits 1 this past weekend. Here is a video of the Trevor Dahl playing “Plans” live in their studios:

The band’s debut full-length Nothing To Something was released earlier this year. The album includes the hit “Oh Darling” (featuring Cady Groves). “Oh Darling” will be featured on SiriusXM all week.

Get “Oh Darling” on iTunes by clicking HERE

You can stream Nothing To Something on Purevolume HERE


So check out Plug In Stereo on the web: http://pluginstereomusic.tumblr.com/

Facebook em’: http://www.facebook.com/pluginstereo

and tweet him: https://twitter.com/#!/pluginstereo

Article by Matthew Dickson

Note from the Editor

Thank you for coming to our little section of the web here at Migrate Music News. Well to try and explain what Migrate Music News is, we are the music media arm of Migrate Productions. We are NOT bound to one specific genre of music. As far as we are concerned, most music is welcomed. We aim to bring attention to great bands that you would typically not hear due to the “Main Stream Media” overlooking them or from the media never hearing them themselves. So if you are in a small unknown band…feel free to make this your home. We would love to hear about you and what you have to bring musically.

To our readers and listeners. We know the economy is in the tank right now, and most of you really don’t want to shell out your hard earned cash to buy an album from a band that you haven’t heard from before. That’s why we try our hardest to bring you FREE, yes FREE downloads as much as possible. All downloads we share are from the artists themselves because they want to be heard by YOU. So we bridge the gap between the artists and your ears.

We also strive to bring you the most up to date music news and happenings from across the globe. We are not bound by boarders or genres. Hence our name MIGRATE.  Whether its an album release, music video, song premiere, live shows, or tour dates, we try to keep you informed. But like we stated before, we try to bring in multiple genres of music together into ONE community. WE ARE NOT just a metal or rock music news site. We make hip-hop, rock, punk, indie, post-rock, electronica, dubstep, metal, and whatever else you can think of have a home here.

We have many more things in the works, and when they start to take shape and come together, we will inform you as soon as we are ready to share it with you all.

We hope you dig into our articles, and we hope you turn to us when you want to find out whats new in everything that is music. And we also hope to fill up that MP3 player of yours FULL of awesome music without charging you a penny.

Matthew Dickson

Head Manager / Editor

Migrate Music News

MIGRATE MUSIC EXCLUSIVE: Staind – S/T

We are proud to introduce to you exclusive content by STAIND. STAIND will release their highly anticipated, self-titled, 7th studio album via Flip/Atlantic Records – September 13, 2011.  Produced by Johnny K (Disturbed, Sevendust), STAIND is a return to the band’s heaviest roots that hearken back to their 1999 major label debut, Dsyfunction.  Described by the band as a throwback of where they came from, STAIND is the band’s most intense and powerful work to date.

The debut single, ‘Not Again,’ is currently top 5 at active rock radio and the fastest rising single in the band’s history.

STAIND’s 16-year-plus career has garnered over 13 million in worldwide album sales, five #1 singles at 3 different radio formats, and the most played rock song of the past decade,  ‘It’s Been Awhile.’

Staind dove into bleaker recesses than ever before and surfaced with their heaviest and most hypnotic album to date, STAIND, their self-titled, seventh studio album.

The multi-platinum Massachusetts hard rock outfit—Aaron Lewis, Mike Mushok, and Johnny “Old School” April—pushed itself to the very brink. There was struggle and strife, but, as a result, Staind constructed a collection of chaotically melodic songs that hearken back to their 1999 major label debut, Dysfunction, while wielding an instrumental and lyrical prowess that could only be cultivated by 16 years of writing, recording, and touring together.

Along the way, the band forged a melodic musical maelstrom that served as solace for fans of all ages. They sold 15 million albums worldwide, had eight top ten singles across multiple formats with three songs hitting number one, and wrote the most-played rock song of the past decade, “It’s Been Awhile.” Three out of six albums—Break the Cycle, 14 Shades of Grey, and Chapter V—debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and 2008’s The Illusion of Progress peaked at #3. On STAIND, they channel the intensity from their early days with tight, taut technicality. Mushok augments an avalanche of baritone guitars with a searing solo on the track “Eyes Wide Open” as Lewis schizophrenically screams. Meanwhile, “The Bottom,” featured on the Transformers: Dark of the Moon soundtrack, twists and turns through a haze of grinding guitars, bass, and drums. These songs are raw and real. They’re heavy and honest. They’re pure and powerful. They’re everything Staind was always meant to be.

Mushok sums up the band’s return to form best. “It’s like Dysfunction 2011,” he smiles. “The music goes back to where we started, but there’s still melody. We were ready to make an album that was heavy from beginning to end. It was time.” ” I aimed to create distance between Staind and my solo material,” declared Lewis.  “We decided to go back to what we were doing initially.”

The decision to make a heavier album proved unanimous among the band. Staind regrouped in December 2010 as a spring deadline loomed. In rehearsals, they tensely tore through ideas before arriving at what would become these songs. With Johnny K (Disturbed, Sevendust) returning behind the board, Staind constructed a studio that mirrored the producer’s inside of Lewis’ Western Massachusetts barn. They recorded drums, bass, and vocals in the barn, while Mushok cut his guitars in the band’s Springfield, MA rehearsal spot.

During the winter months, Lewis stood mired in an intense balancing act of promoting his solo EP, “Town Line,” and toiling over STAIND.  During this time, Town Line debuted at #1 on the Billboard country charts and #7 on the Billboard 200 and garnered Lewis two CMT award nominations. He’d play acoustic shows on the weekend and then return home to commence tracking during the week.  Still, inspiration didn’t truly strike until the last possible moment in April when he wrote and recorded the majority of the album’s lyrics in two grueling and nerve-wracking two-day stints. Those eleventh hour sessions were an emotional exorcism.

“Pressure usually kicks in my creativity, but I’ve never been quite so stressed out over an album,” reveals Lewis. “There were a lot of schedule clashes and differences of opinion, and I was trying to muscle through it all. I was burnt from running ragged, and nothing would come out lyrically for months. We’d talk about ideas, but it didn’t happen until the end. Those were real feelings of discontent arising within the whole process. There’s nothing like shit coming off real—when it’s real. I guess that was my breaking point. It was a big heaving deep breath when it was over.”

Mushok adds, “This was a hard record to make. We weren’t all together in the same place the whole time, and Aaron and I butted heads about the music. In hindsight, it all paid off and we ended up with a better album.”

Every moment of the process was captured in a forthcoming documentary piece, which Lewis aptly dubs, “Some Kind of Monster on steroids. It unveils everything that went into this.” After finishing the album, Staind underwent another significant change. The band amicably parted ways with original drummer Jon Wysocki.

“Not Again,” the lead single, brandishes a vicious vitality, teetering between pummeling guitars and an incisive, infectious hook. “That was born out of the frustrations of making this record,” exclaims Lewis. “It came out of being really fucking pissed off, and you can hear that in my voice.”

You can also hear it loud and clear on the gritty and gruff groove of “Wannabe,” where the singer spits vitriol at faceless online detractors. Then there’s “Failing,” which snaps from a haunting harmony into an entrancing refrain. With clean guitar and vocals, “Something to Remind You” is sparse and elegantly brutal, while “Paper Wings” burns with raw rage.

“There’s a deeper anger to the vocals and music,” explains April. “Some of the riffs Mike came up with were challenging and incredibly different. We’ve grown so much, and at the same time managed to find out way back to our roots.”

Since day one, Staind has found ways to make darkness beautiful, wrapping shards of melody inside a distorted hum. Mushok continues, “I’m very happy to know we can go back to where we came from and write a record like this. It wasn’t an easy process, but it was worth it.”

Ultimately, Staind will continue their legacy. “As a songwriter, you can only hope someone feels what you’re feeling,” concludes Lewis. “In terms of what I get off my chest, the subject matter has always been a release for me. I think this record is another perfect example of that.”

So check out the latest music by STAIND below:

STAIND – Not Again

STAIND – Eyes Wide Open

Also here is thier just released tracklist below for their upcoming album.

Tracklist:

Eyes Wide Open   00:03:30
Not Again  00:04:34
Failing  00:05:26
Wannabe  00:03:49
Throw It All Away  00:04:24
Take A Breath  00:03:56
The Bottom  00:04:15
Now  00:03:44
Paper Wings  00:04:23
Something To Remind You  00:04:07

Article by Matthew Dickson