Maehem News: MOLLY HATCHET to Release New Live Album ‘Battleground’

It’s no secret that a lot of fans measure the artistic value of a rock band mainly by the quality of a group’s live performance. The Allman Brothers without their legendary concerts? Unthinkable! Lynyrd Skynyrd as just another anemic studio project? Impossible to imagine! The same goes for Molly Hatchet as another legendary force among these protagonists of the longstanding history of Southern rock that, alongside lots of outstanding studio recordings, the band’s full potential comes into effect live on stage. Again and again, the musicians surrounding guitarist Bobby Ingram have reinforced their reputation as an awesome live act in brilliant live “battles”, so it comes as no surprise that requests by their international fan base for a new live recording have been growing increasingly insistent for a number of years. 

Battleground was recorded in Pratteln, Switzerland, in Ludwigsburg, Germany, and during Molly Hatchet’s 40th anniversary tour of the United States and features amazing cover artwork created by Paul Raymond Gregory (Saxon, Blind Guardian, Uriah Heep, among others). Ingram looks back with legitimate pride and unmistakable modesty not only at the new live album but also at the band’s career to date: “Molly Hatchet has now been in the mainstream of Southern rock for over forty years and still counting. That in and of itself is an honour for every band member who experienced the journey along the way.” It’s this honour that listeners sense in every note on Battleground.

The upcoming shows will see Ingram & Co. not only present their greatest hits, they will also introduce their new vocalist Jimmy Elkins, who has joined the fold to replace the late Phil McCormack, who sadly passed away in April 2019. Elkins was the frontman of Florida band Bounty Hunter for a number of years, an act who has shared a stage with Molly Hatchet on various occasions over the past two decades. “To us it was the logical next step to ask Jimmy to become our new vocalist,” Ingram explains. “You can tell that he has the Southern rock gene and is a perfect match for Molly Hatchet, not only on a musical but also on a personal level.”

Battleground” will be released through SPV/Steamhammer on November 29th, 2019 as 2CD DigiPak, 3LP gatefold version, download and stream: 

1. Bounty Hunter 3:10
2. Whiskey Man 3:46
3. Why Won’t You Take Me Home 3:19
4. Son Of The South 5:03
5. American Pride 4:18
6. Edge Of Sundown 3:56
7. Fall Of The Peacemakers 5:30
8. Devil’s Canyon 5:45
9. One Man’s Pleasure 3:52
10. The Creeper 5:09
11. In The Darkness Of The Night 4:45

1. Justice 8:09
2. As Heaven Is Forever 5:00
3. I’m Gonna Live ‘Til I Die 7:52
4. Beatin’ The Odds 3:28
5. Jukin’ City 2:08
6. Dreams I’ll Never See 7:34
7. The Journey 7:34
8. Flirtin’ With Disaster 5:42

Current Line-Up:
Jimmy Elkins – vocals
Bobby Ingram – guitars
Tim Lindsey – bass
John Galvin – keyboards
Shawn Beamer – drums


  • 17.10. Daytona Beach,FL – The Doghouse
  • 19.10. Palm Bay,FL – Palm Bay Harley Davidson
  • 31.10. Des Moines,IA – Val Air Ballroom
  • 02.11. Dubuque,IA – Diamond Jo Casino and Resort
  • 07.11. San Juan Capistrano,CA – The Coach House
  • 08.11. Montclair,CA – The Canyon
  • 09.11. Agoura Hills,CA – The Canyon
  • 10.11. Santa Clarita,CA – The Canyon
  • 15.11. Viera,FL – Space Coast Daily Park
  • 16.11. Winter Haven,FL – Jessie’s Concert Venue
  • 17.11. Venice,FL – Performing Arts Center
  • 20.11. Warrendale,PA – Jergels Rhythm Room
  • 21.11. Harrisburg,PA – XL Live
  • 22.11. Woodstock,GA – Madlife Stage & Studios

MOLLY HATCHET Live 2019 – Europe:

  • 06.12. DE-Flensburg – Roxy
  • 07.12. DE-Lübeck – Werkhof
  • 08.12. DE-Hamburg – Downtown Blues Club
  • 10.12. DE-Bremen – Meisenfrei
  • 11.12. DE-Essen Turock
  • 12.12. DE-Siegburg – Kubana
  • 13.12. NL-Drachten – Iduna
  • 14.12. DE-Bensheim – Rex
  • 15.12. DE-Obermarchtal – Kreuz
  • 17.12. CH-Pratteln – Z7
  • 18.12. DE-Nürnberg – Hirsch
  • 19.12. DE-Munich – Backstage
  • 20.12. DE-Torgau – Kulturbastion
  • 22.12. DE-Augsburg – Spectrum

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JINJER Release New Single & Official Music Video, ‘On The Top’ New Album, Macro, out October 25

Pre Order Macro HERE

“A cocktail of modern prog metal, ‘Macro’ is the album where Jinjer show us what the future of heaviness sounds like.” Loudwire

Ukrainian modern metal frontrunners JINJER have returned with a vengeance! Today, JINJER turns heads with a new music video for the gut-punching anthem “On The Top”. Never failing to deliver an unforgettable hook, “On The Top” slinks along a punishing groove before soaring into melodic passages – just another example of what listeners can expect to be met with on the band’s upcoming full-length album, Macro, out October 25, 2019 via Napalm Records.

“While one is climbing, the rest is falling down in the name of profit – Is it lonely on the top?”

JINJER says about “On The Top”:

“Have you ever felt like a rat in a rat race? It seems like the world is spinning faster and faster every single day and everyone is going crazy searching for this thing called success. However, we tend to forget that real happiness has nothing to do with it- not a career, achievements, money etc. Is it really worth climbing up the ladder just to be ON to the TOP if there is nothing or no one there for you in the end? It’s OK to want to be the best you can possibly be but just remember that success has its price but it’s up to you to decide how much you are willing to pay for it. It’s your choice to make but your burden to bare …”

Devastating riffs, aggressive vocals, powerful melodies and astonishingly deep lyrics make Macro JINJER’s most advanced and undeniable album yet – taking the listener on a journey of trauma, power struggle and greed with a progressive groove metal backdrop. 

While January 2019’s Micro EP proved to be a short exercise in madness and technical brilliance, fans still aren’t prepared for what JINJER has in store with the absolutely unbridled Macro. Defying all boundaries, the aptly titled opening track, “On The Top”, features the band`s eclectic trademarks and obeys one law only – their own. Frontwoman Tatiana Shmaylyuk defines the unique character of the Ukrainian act with menacing whispers, enthralling clean vocals and brutal growls whilst lethally groovy riff cascades melt into twisted songwriting. There is space for a microscopic bit of reggae “Judgement (& Punishment)” in all the heaviness, the double bass is beautifully out of control on “Pausing Death”, and technically superior tracks like “Home Back” defy gravity. 

JINJER says about Macro:

“Going from small things to bigger ones is the natural order of things, and we’ve paved a path from Micro to Macro, carrying the weight of feelings, emotions and experience. This is a monumental point in the story of JINJER, the quintessence of what makes us what we are now as the people and as a band. We are proud of every single note sung and played on Macro and can’t wait for you to give it a listen!”

1.On the Top
2.Pit of Consciousness
3 Judgement (& Punishment)
4. Retrospection
5. Pausing Death
6. Noah
7. Home Back
8. The Prophecy
9. lainnereP

Macro is available in the following formats:
·1 CD Jewel Case (20 Page Booklet)
· LP Gatefold BLACK
·LP Gatefold SPLATTER (strictly limited to 500)
·LP Gatefold GREEN TRANSPARENT (strictly limited to 500)
·Deluxe Box – including Music Cassette, lyric book, tote bag, signed autograph cards (strictly limited)
· Digital Album
Order Macro HERE

[Artwork by Reuben Bhattacharya | Visual Amnesia]

Catch JINJER on tour in the following cities:  

  • 11.10.19 US – Cleveland, OH / The Winchester *SOLD OUT*
  • 12.10.19 US – Cincinnati, OH / Riverfront Theater
  • 13.10.19 US – Pittsburgh, PA / Crafthouse *SOLD OUT*
  • 15.10.19 US – Indianapolis, IN / The Vogue
  • 16.10.19 US – Angola, IN / The Eclectic Room
  • 18.10.19 US – Columbus, OH / Al Rosa Villa *SOLD OUT*
  • 19.10.19 US – Flint, MI / Machine Shop *SOLD OUT*
  • 20.10.19 US – Grand Rapids, MI / Elevation @ Intersection
  • 22.10.19 US – Chicago, IL / Bottom Lounge 
  • 23.10.19 US – Belvidere, IL / Apollo Theater
  • 24.10.19 US – Waterloo, IA / Spicoli´s Reverb – Live Music and Bar Arcade
  • 25.10.19 US – Iowa City, IA / Wildwood Smokehouse
  • 26.10.19 US – Racine, WI / Route 20
  • 27.10.19 US – Minneapolis, MN / Turf Club *SOLD OUT*
  • 29.10.19 US – Calgary, AB / Dickens *SOLD OUT*
  • 30.10.19 CA – Edmonton, AB / Starlite
  • 31.10.19 CA – Vancouver, BC / The Rickshaw Theater
  • 01.11.19 US – Seattle, WA / El Corazon *SOLD OUT*
  • 02.11.19 US – Portland, OR / Hawthorne Theatre *SOLD OUT*

special guest: THE AGONIST

  • 08.11.19 UA – Kiev / Bingo #
  • 09.11.19 PL – Warsaw / Hybrydy *SOLD OUT*
  • 10.11.19 PL – Wroclaw / Zaklete Rewiry *UPGRADE*
  • 12.11.19 DE – Dresden / Beatpol
  • 13.11.19 CZ – Prague / MeetFactory *UPGRADE*
  • 14.11.19 DE – Berlin / Lido *SOLD OUT*
  • 15.11.19 DK – Copenhagen / Pumpehuset *SOLD OUT*
  • 16.11.19 DE – Hanover / Musikzentrum *SOLD OUT*
  • 17.11.19 DE – Hamburg / Knust *SOLD OUT*
  • 19.11.19 LU – Esch-Alzette/ Kulturfabrik
  • 20.11.19 DE – Frankfurt / Das Bett *SOLD OUT*
  • 21.11.19 DE – Leipzig / Hellraiser
  • 22.11.19 DE – Annaberg-Buchholz / Alte Brauerei
  • 23.11.19 DE – Cologne / Gebäude 9 *SOLD OUT*
  • 24.11.19 DE – Bochum / Zeche *SOLD OUT*
  • 26.11.19 NL – Amsterdam / Q-Factory *SOLD OUT*
  • 27.11.19 NL – Eindhoven / Dynamo *SOLD OUT*
  • 28.11.19 NL – Antwerp / Zappa *SOLD OUT*
  • 29.11.19 UK – London / Heaven *SOLD OUT*
  • 30.11.19 UK – Birmingham / Asylum *SOLD OUT*
  • 01.12.19 UK – Newcastle / University *UPGRADE* 
  • 03.12.19 UK – Manchester / Academy 2 *SOLD OUT*
  • 04.12.19 UK – Bristol / Thekla *SOLD OUT*
  • 06.12.19 FR – Paris / La Machine *SOLD OUT*
  • 07.12.19 FR – Annemasse / Chateau Rouge
  • 08.12.19 FR – Toulouse / Le Rex *SOLD OUT*
  • 10.12.19 ES – Murcia / Garaje 
  • 11.12.19 ES – Madrid / Mon
  • 12.12.19 ES – Barcelona / Salamandra *UPGRADE*
  • 13.12.19 FR – Toulon / Omega Live
  • 14.12.19 IT – Milan / Legend Club *SOLD OUT*
  • 15.12.19 CH – Zürich / Dynamo
  • 16.12.19 DE – Munich / Backstage Werk
  • 16.12.19 AT – Graz / Dom Im Berg
  • 18.12.19 AT – Vienna / Simm City *UPGRADE*
  • 19.12.19 HR – Zagreb / Tvornica Kulture *UPGRADE*
  • 21.12.19 SK – Bratislava / Majestic
  • 22.12.19 HU – Budapest / Barba Negra

# w/ The Agonist only

In less than 10 years, the four-piece progressive groove metal wrecking machine known as JINJER have carved their very own place in the heavy metal landscape and are poised to go even further in 2019 and beyond. Hailing from Donetsk, this Ukrainian musical oddity formed in 2009 but consider the official start of the band with the addition of the incredible vocalist and femme fatale, Tatiana Shmailyuk, in 2010. Since then, JINJER have been nominated and won the Best Ukranian Metal Act award for Best Ukrainian Metal Band multiple times. 

This year’s Micro EP was received with open arms by fans and critics alike, climbed to the top of many industry charts and radio station lists worldwide and once again showcased the musical depth and songwriting talent of the band, as well as Tatiana’s amazing vocal range. The band will build upon these successes with Macro.

Tatiana Shmailyuk – vocals
Roman Ibramkhalilov – guitars
Eugene Abdukhanov – bass
Vladislav Ulasevish – drums

JINJER online: 

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Maehem News: BEHOLD THE ARCTOPUS Now On Tour; Performing Upcoming Album Live

The 7th BEHOLD THE ARCTOPUS recording is immanent! We are extremely excited to be working with Willowtip Records for what will be our most extreme, unique, and controversial album.
This will be the 2nd recording with our current drummer, Jason Bauers (previously of Psyopus), who has brought his experience with 20th century classical percussion to the musical table, allowing the drums to become another melodic voice, rather than just a rhythmic skeleton.

BEHOLD THE ARCTOPUS is (new album lineup):
-Colin Marston: Warr Guitar
-Mike Lerner: Guitar Guitar
-Jason Bauers: Metal, Wood, Plastic Attack

Come see us perform the entire new 9-song album on tour before it is released in early 2020!

BEHOLD THE ARCTOPUS is currently on tour with Dysrhythmia, and Captured! By Robots.

Dates are as follows:

  • 10/2 – TorontoON – Garrison 
  •  10/3 – Ottawa, ON – House of TARG  
  • 10/4 – Montreal, QC – Le Ritz (early show) 
  •  10/5 – Portland, ME – Geno’s 
  •  10/6 – Northampton, MA – 13th Floor* 
  •  10/7 – Boston, MA – Middle East  
  • 10/8 – New Haven, CT – The State House* 
  •  10/9 – Brooklyn – Saint Vitus 
    (*Dys/BtA only)

Follow Behold The Arctopus in the links below!

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Maehem News: RINGWORM Share ‘Acquiesce’ Music Video

Cleveland’s metallic hardcore legends RINGWORM share the official video for “Acquiesce” less than one month before the release of “Death Becomes My Voice“. Watch the new video, directed by Don Tyler and Human Furnace, on Consequence of Sound HERE.

Frontman Human Furnace Comments:

“The ‘Acquiesce‘ video is a sequel to the ‘Shades of Blue‘ video, and actually a third act of an ongoing story, that started with our very first video for 2005’s Justice Replaced by Revenge.”

“It’s another small piece of a larger story, that we’re planning on telling in its entirety, soon, as its own stand-alone short film, this fall. We’ll have a longer directors cut of the video, shortly. It’ll let you in on more of the story told over the course of the 3 videos, complete with storyboard to scene side-by-side comparisons, and a brief outline of the story.”

Additionally, RINGWORM announce the “Death Becomes My Voice” record release weekend May 3-5. Tickets are on sale now.
RINGWORM’s 8th studio album “Death Becomes My Voice” is due out May 3rd on CD/LP/Digital. Physical packages are available for pre-order via HERE. Digital Downloads / Streaming Services are available HERE.

Apr 13 Cincinnati, OH Bogart’s (w/ Hatebreed)

— “Death Becomes My Voice” Record Release Weekend —

May 03 Mansfield, OH Belcher’s House of Rock
May 04 Detroit, MI The SanctuaryMay 05 Cleveland, OH The Phantasy Nightclub

30 years into their storied career, Cleveland’s metallic hardcore legends RINGWORMascend to new levels of hostility with 35+ minutes and 11 tracks of no-holds-barred aggression on “Death Becomes My Voice.” Tracks such as “Let it Burn”, “Acquiesce”, and the band’s explosive title track unleash RINGWORM’s visceral urgency, spawning one of the band’s most chaotic albums to date. Death Becomes My Voice was recorded at Mercenary Studios & Spider Studios, Mixed by Taylor Young (Nails, Twitching Tongues, Cannabis Corpse) and mastered at Audiosiege (Integrity, Full of Hell, Iron Reagan).

HF – Vocals
Matt Sorg – Guitar
Ed Stephens – Bass
Ryan Steigerwald – Drums
Mark Witherspoon – Guitar

Check out the band:

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Maehem News: LULLWATER Release Official Music Video For ‘Empty Chamber’

February 7, 2019 – Athens, GA based alternative rock band LULLWATER has released the official music video for their single “Empty Chamber.” Originally premiered on Consequence Of Sound, “Empty Chamber” is off of the band’s upcoming LP, Voodoo, set to release 2/22/2019.

“We all have experienced and been in a moment of excruciating emotional pain and ‘Empty Chamber’ was written during one of those moments. The song has an upbeat tempo and happy melodic vibe but the lyrics are depressing and filled with anxiety. Sometimes everything in life can be going great but you still struggle with emotional pain and confusion. I feel ‘Empty Chamber’ embodies that emotion.” – John Strickland

IMG 1964

Tour Dates:

  • 02/08 @ The Blind Tiger – Greensboro, NC
  • 02/09 @ The NorVA – Norfolk, VA
  • 02/10 @ Rams Head Live – Baltimore, MD
  • 02/13 @ The Paramount – Huntington, NY
  • 02/14 @ House of Blues Boston – Boston, MA
  • 02/15 @ The Strand Ballroom & Theatre – Providence, RI
  • 02/16 @ Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
  • 02/18 @ Toads Place – New Haven, CT
  • 02/19 @ The Chance Theater – Poughkeepsie, NY
  • 02/20 @ The Rapids Theater, Niagara Falls, U.S.A. – Buffalo, NY
  • 02/22 @ The Machine Shop – Flint, MI
  • 02/25 @ Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH
  • 02/26 @ House of Blues Chicago – Chicago, IL
  • 02/27 @ The Blue Note – Columbia, MO
  • 03/01 @ The Cotillion – Wichita, KS
  • 03/02 @ Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
  • 03/03 @ VIBES Event Center – San Antonio, TX

Additional dates and ticket info HERE

Track List:
1. Curtain Call
2. Dark Divided
3. Empty Chamber
4. Similar Skin
5. This Life
6. Godlike
7. Buzzards
8. Fight Of Your Life
9. Into The Sun
10. Yellow Bird
11. Suffer Not

For more than a decade, alt rockers Lullwater have been blazing their way to the top of the industry thanks to their gritty, Southern-infused sound and straight-up, raw performances.

Formed in 2007 in Athens, GA, the foursome was born from the indelible mark that the godfathers of grunge left on music. The convergence of this inspiration, mixed with a healthy helping of swagger, defines this critically acclaimed alternative rock band.

The group released its debut, self-titled album in 2012 to solid reviews and were immediately invited to join some of the biggest tours that same year, as well as had the single “Albatross” featured on Sirius XM Octane Radio. Since that time, Lullwater has spent the majority of their career on the road sharing the stage with such A-list acts as Candlebox, Theory of a Deadman, Flyleaf, Passafire, Amaranthe, Butcher Babies, and more. The band released their critically acclaimed sophomore album, Revival, in 2015, followed by a live EP, The Seattle Sessions, in 2017.

Voodoo, their latest effort and arguably their best work to date, was recorded at the end of 2017 in New Orleans at Marigny Studios by Swedish producer and engineer Jakob Herrmann, co-produced/engineered by Justin Davis, and mixed by Jakob Herrmann at top floor studios, is scheduled for a Winter 2018 release; this record promises an even bigger, more explosive sound that will shake you to your core.

John Strickland – Rhythm Guitar & Lead Vocals
Daniel Binnie – Lead Guitar
Roy ‘Ray’ Beatty – Bass & Vocals
Joseph Wilson – Drums & Vocals


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Front Row: Doyle At The Ruby Madison

Last Saturday The Ruby Madison filled with Doyle die-hards to see Doyle perform live! Check out our footage below!

Legendary guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein has broken new ground with his solo project, “DOYLE”. A horror based hardrock/metal band of epic proportions! Performing live, they are visually striking as they bring back the spirit of rock back to the stage. Catching these intimate shows brings fans and bands together in the music scene; creating truly unique experiences which I feel is most important over all to keep the spirit alive!

So, get your thrash out and catch a show!

Doyle is still on tour! Check out dates for As We Die Abomination Tour  HERE

Photos: Emily Maehem Photography 

Filmed by Cat Sullivan-Navillus Media

Edited by Emily Mae

Connect with Doyle online in the links below
Official Site