How A Skylit Drive’s Michael Jagmin felt creative freedom with Signals

Even though Michael “Jag” Jagmin had creative input with his former band A Skylit Drive, he didn’t feel the musical direction the band took after the release of Wires…And The Concept Of Breathing was something he was confident in. With this in mind, Jagmin and guitarist Jonathan Kintz teamed up to form Signals, a new […]

Here's why Slaves are changing their name after their next album release

At the beginning of 2019, Slaves announced that they had parted ways with frontman Jonny Craig ahead of their European tour with Escape The Fate. Since replacing Craig with The Voice runner-up Matt McAndrew, the group have collectively worked toward strengthening their dynamic as a unified force as well as growing their personal relationships with […]

Slaves will have a new band name after their next album

Since the beginning of the recent Black Lives Matter movement, various companies and bands alike have been taking accountability for their actions. This past week, both Lady Antebellum and the Dixie Chicks have changed their band names due to the names’ racial connotations. Now, Slaves are following suit and renaming their band. On Thursday, the […]

Watch Slaves face past mistakes in their “Wasting My Youth” video

2020 is set to be a big year for Slaves. On Friday, they announced that their new album To Better Days will be released in August. To Better Days will be the first full-length LP Slaves have released since 2018’s Beautiful Death. Along with the new album announcement, Slaves have also released a music video for […]

Gorillaz 'Song Machine Theme Tune' sparks rumors of a new album

Gorillaz released a 24-second snippet, appropriately titled “Song Machine Theme Tune.” The brief instrumental features a spacey-hip-hop, infused techno vibe, ending with a simple gong. Supposedly, the cartoon group will be collaborating with U.K. rapper Slowthai and U.K. band Slaves on the new single. Read More: nothing,nowhere. reveals world tour with dance-fueled “nightmare” video View […]

10 Halloween-themed fall tours and festivals to kick off the spooky season

One of the best parts of fall, besides Halloween of course, is the endless announcements of fall tours and festivals featuring some of our favorite bands and artists. So why not combine our love of fall tours and our favorite holiday to compile a list of must-attend Halloween and horror-themed shows? From Ice Nine Kills […]

Slaves relive the frenzy that led to welcoming their new singer

Earlier this year, Slaves officially announced that they parted ways with frontman Jonny Craig just ahead of their European tour with Escape The Fate. Matt McAndrew, the runner-up on the seventh season of The Voice, handled vocal duties for the tour and then performing on the Australian dates, as well. Since then, the Sacramento post-hardcore […]

AP&R: Rowdy punks, LGBTQ+ metalcore and a glimmer of pristine alt-pop

You’re welcome: We’ve made finding new songs by rising bands easy. Each week, we’re gathering the best from the underground and offering it to you in one, concise AP&R list. Scroll below and check out our Spotify Discover playlist, featuring these tracks and more! In return, we want to hear your favorite. Let us know […]

This music festival is using potatoes to announce their lineup

Oxfordshire event Truck Festival has started to announce its own lineup with potato spuds. That’s right folks, the music festival is slowly rolling out the bill by sending ticket-holders and fans their own custom potato in the mail. Each potato that is sent is written with the name of a performer in permanent marker. Additionally, […]

Erra release fiery single and other news you might have missed today

Watch a new music video from Fit For A King—plus, don’t miss Sevendust on tour. Check out the news you might have missed today below! Read more: Watch Panic! At The Disco cover Weezer’s “Say It Ain’t So” Erra premiere fiery new song Serving as the second single from their upcoming album Neon, “Breach” has finally […]

Jonny Craig arrested at show, all charges dismissed, Slaves make statement

Slaves frontman Jonny Craig was arrested last night—March 12—following the band’s show in Scottsdale, AZ at Pub Rock Live. According to the police report, Craig was charged for damaging property and disorderly conduct. However, the motion was dismissed and Craig was released today, March 13. Read more: Artery Recordings drops Slaves A video of Craig's arrest was circulating on […]

Artery Recordings drops Slaves

In a statement on Twitter, Artery Recordings announced that they have decided to drop Slaves from their roster. Artery Recordings has decided to part ways with Slaves. — Artery Recordings (@arteryrecording) November 17, 2017 The news comes after multiple women coming forward on social media, accusing frontman Jonny Craig of assault. Imagine your boyfriend being so fucked up […]

Slaves announce fall tour with Secrets

Slaves have announced via Facebook that they'll be heading out on 'The Beautiful Death Tour' this fall!  Read more: Slaves debut first single following last year’s sudden breakup—listen Back in February, the band postponed dates in Texas and New York City and posted a statement saying that Craig had undergone three major surgeries for back pain. “Over the […]

Jonny Craig posts update on his health

Following the postponement of their U.K. and European tour, Slaves’ Jonny Craig has shared an update on his health via Instagram. “Apparently I'm out of here on April 17th!” Craig says. “My lower back still hurts quite a bit and my side is very stiff and itchy as fuck but I'm walking everyday farther and […]

Slaves postpone upcoming tour, Jonny Craig remains hospitalized

Slaves have postponed their upcoming U.K. and European tour and have provided on update on Jonny Craig's health. Last week, the band postponed dates in Texas and New York City and posted a statement, saying that Craig has undergone three major surgeries for back pain. Read more: Slaves debut first single following last year's sudden […]

Jonny Craig hospitalized, Slaves shows postponed

Slaves' upcoming shows in Texas and New York City are postponed due to Jonny Craig's hospitalization. The singer posted a full statement, explaining his current struggles with back pain that has resulted in three surgeries. Read more: Slaves debut first single following last year’s sudden breakup—listen Statement: Texas & NYC — Due to some unforeseen […]

Slaves debut first single following last year’s sudden breakup—listen

[Photos by Cindy Clark] Slaves are making good on Jonny Craig's promise to push on with “I'd Rather See Your Star Explode,” exclusively premiering today on AltPress. It's the band's first new single following a sudden breakup last April, one that was reversed by Craig and bassist Colin Vieira only one month later. We sat […]

"We just needed a break"—Slaves clear the air, plan future with new outlook (exclusive)

Slaves haven’t been portrayed in the most positive light throughout their history, but they’re ready to change all that. Just a few months ago, things reached a breaking point for the band. On March 30, guitarist Alex Lyman announced he was leaving the band after the conclusion of their tour alongside Capture The Crown, Myka […]

Slaves share new statement: "No we didn't break up"

Slaves have shared a new statement, which provides further confirmation that they are still a band, “Things are a little different, and its just Jonny Craig and Colin Vieira now, but we are about to go on tour in Europe and are in the process of writing.” Read more: Jonny Craig writes open letter to fans: […]

Jonny Craig writes open letter to fans: "I have a problem"

Jonny Craig has shared an open letter with fans, commenting on his current state and what he has in store for the future following the sudden breakup of Slaves. “For years I have fought hard to escape my past and everything that comes with it,” he wrote. “I have continually gotten clean, and then fallen right […]
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