Touring

Summer is Coming…

Touring Season Touring season is upon us once again, and metal fans will be coming out in force to see their favorite bands. Most notably will be Mayhem Festival for those that like the classic metal feel, and Van’s Warped Tour for those that like the newer metal and variety. Lamb of God and Slipknot …

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Download Wristbands let everyone at your show have your music “on hand”

One of the most abundant sights at SXSW is bands handing out free copies of their music on CD. Problem is, since most SXShow-goers are tirelessly walking around all day, the last thing people want is something they have to carry around. Especially when it’s something that’s not pocket-friendly — like CD’s. Luckily, there’s a more convenient …

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Andy Dörner of Caliban says merch and touring pays the bills

Recently, I caught up with Caliban frontman Andy Dörner and asked him about the differences between touring in Europe versus the U.S., their new release I Am Nemesis, and how touring pays the bills.   The music industry has been changing dramatically  (downloading, declining album sales, etc.). So, how do you guys stay current with the industry and find …

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LORD bassist Andy Dowling on the music biz (“the evolving industry”)

LORD is one of Australia’s highest profile heavy melodic bands. Having toured both nationally and internationally with artists such as: Queensryche, Nightwish, Saxon, Nevermore,  and Gamma Ray, as well as their own headlining tours and festival appearances.  Our Australian representative Jake Weber caught up with LORD’s bass player Andy Dowling to talk to him about …

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Warbringer frontman says “we are traveling t-shirt vendors”

We caught up with Warbringer frontman John Kevill after their opening slot for Symphony X in San Francisco last weekend. John dished on many aspects of the music biz, including how he’s dealing with his label (Century Media) pulling all their artists off Spotify and about Warbringer’s JK-BNR role of being “traveling t-shirt vendors.”

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