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Sifting to support Sons of Apollo on east coast run

Posted by on February 6, 2018

L.A. prog rock outfit Sifting has announced that they will be direct support for the eight East Coast dates of the Sons of Apollo tour. Guitarist Richard Garcia expresses his excitement for the upcoming tour:

“It’s a huge honor to tour with Sons of Apollo. We’ve been listening to the music these guys have been making since we were born, so sharing the same stage with them every night is a dream come true! We’re beyond excited and we’re ready to make our return to the East Coast. We hope to see some familiar faces as well as meeting new ones! We’ll see everyone soon!”

During this tour, Sifting will be supporting their recently released Not From Here, which was produced by Ryan Williams (Velvet Revolver, Rage Against the Machine) and Steve Evetts (Senses Fail, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Suicide Silence).

SONS OF APOLLO, SIFTING on Tour – (get tickets)
2/9 Miami, FL @ Magic City Casino
2/11 Orlando, FL @ Plaza Live
2/12 Atlanta, GA @ Variety Theatre
2/13 Carrboro, GA @ Cat’s Cradle
2/15 Asbury Park, NJ @ House of Independents
2/16 Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
2/17 Battle Creek, MI @ Music Factory
2/18 Joliet, IL @ The Forge

Not too long ago we got to chat with the prolific Mike Portnoy and talked about Sons of Apollo and their upcoming tour. Check it out!

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Interview: Mike Portnoy talks Sons of Apollo’s “five ring circus,” writing lyrics, his son’s drumming

Posted by on January 22, 2018

Nobody takes pictures of the drummer, unless of course you’re Mike Portnoy. It’s not the norm for the percussion section to be the face of the band however since breaking onto the progressive metal scene with Dream Theater that’s the role Portnoy assumed, and continues with his latest group Sons of Apollo. Founded with ex-Dream […]

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Metal By Numbers 11/29: Jolly Happy Souls

Posted by on November 29, 2017

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Few bands are renowned for the live albums like Iron Maiden. If you’ve ever seen then live, then you understand why. Their studio albums are the best of the best, no question, but you […]

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Metal By Numbers 11/22: Sensing the presence of Evanescence

Posted by on November 22, 2017

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. I cannot hear Evanescence without thinking about Daredevil. I don’t mean the awesome newer Netflix series, I mean the 2003 film starring Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, which heavily featured Evanescence’s two biggest hits […]

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Adrenaline Mob bassist Dave Z. confirmed dead in crash

Posted by on July 14, 2017

Earlier today it was reported that a truck slammed into Adrenaline Mob’s RV on highway I-75 while the band were on their way to perform in Saint Petersburg, Florida. At that time it was mentioned, one person was confirmed dead while six had been injured. Additionally, Gainesville.com noted the truck driver refused to comment. We are devastated to […]

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Remember When: Myles Kennedy replaced Mark Wahlberg in the film ‘Rock Star’? The Alter Bridge singer does! [Exclusive]

Posted by on July 18, 2016

It’s not that often when metal creeps its way into mainstream pop culture. So when metal/hard rock acts do actually pop up in beloved sitcoms, dramatic films, cartoons or even reality series, it’s kind of awesome. So in the weekly column Remember When, Metal Insider recalls the most random instances of metal’s elite appearing in front […]

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Jeff Scott Soto awesomely pleads fans to buy new Soto album

Posted by on April 26, 2016

While singer Jeff Scott Soto’s second album as Soto has been out since April 1, the band have found a genius way to promote it. The band did part one of a video for Divak borrowing from Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Their “Divak Rhapsody” is a lyric video patterned after the Queen hit with funny lyrics asking […]

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Lita Ford releases “Rotten to the Core” featuring KISS’ Gene Simmons

Posted by on February 23, 2016

Sometimes it gets tough to remember that guitarist Lita Ford actually makes music and releases albums, considering most of the time we speak about her is about allegations of either by her or to her. But this time, we actually bring you some news on her latest album titled Time Capsule set to be released on […]

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Review: ProgPower USA XVI Day 2, 9/12/15 – Center Stage Theater, Atlanta, GA

Posted by on September 21, 2015

ProgPower USA is the premier US festival for progressive and power metal. It takes place every year in September at the Center Stage Theater in Atlanta, Georgia. The festival seeks to bring in bands that don’t necessarily have the fan base to tour the United States but still would like to get their foot in […]

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Review: ProgPower USA XVI Day 1, 9/11/15 – Center Stage Theater, Atlanta, GA

Posted by on September 18, 2015

ProgPower USA is the premier US festival for progressive and power metal. It takes place every year in September at the Center Stage Theater in Atlanta, Georgia. The festival seeks to bring in bands that don’t necessarily have the fan base to tour the United States but still would like to get their foot in […]

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