News Post-hardcore 

More Warped Tour Coverage: A Chat with Ernie Ball Winners, Actor|Observer

Every year, guitar string manufacturer, Ernie Ball, holds a huge Battle of the Bands competition for Vans Warped Tour. Artists submit music and the public votes. This year, 41 bands for 41 dates were chosen to perform on the Journey’s main stage. Yesterday was Day 17 and the day Boston-based post-hardscore band, Actor|Observer, got to live their dream. It was their third time playing Vans Warped Tour, their second time winning the competition, but their first playing the main stage. “It was pretty unreal,” frontman, Greg Marquis said. “We had a huge crowd and so many familiar faces, but also…

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News Pop Pop Punk Rock 

ANNOUNCEMENT: Marina City Wins Ernie Ball’s Vans Warped Tour Battle Of The Bands

Chicago’s six piece pop rock band, Marina City, have an exciting announcement. They have been crowned the winners of Ernie Ball’s Battle of the Bands, which means they will be joining this summers Warped Tour for two weeks! On top of the two week spot on Warped Tour, the band also scored a three song EP session with producer John Fedlmann, a feature in AP Magazine, and a bunch of music gear prizes. Exciting times! Given the news, the band is also running a sale on their merchandise, where if you…

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Alternative Contests News 

CONTEST: Win A Set Of Ernie Ball Slinky Flatwound Electric Bass Guitar Strings

MUSICIANS (and everyone else): have we got a treat for you today! Infectious Mag is delighted to team up with Ernie Ball to bring you the chance to win your very own set of their brand new Slinky Flatwound Electric Bass Guitar Strings. These innovative new strings combine two equally important tones in one – allowing bass players to achieve both a vibrant round wound sound, and the silky smooth feel of traditional flatwound strings. How To Enter: Comment on this article below OR go to any of Infectious Magazine’s social media accounts – Facebook, Twitter,…

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Alternative Hardcore News 

WATCH: Ernie Ball’s “All Things Warped” Featuring Stray From The Path

Last year Ernie Ball premiered their “All Things Warped” video series featuring some of your favorite artists that had played on Warped Tour. They previously released two videos with Four Year Strong and Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! late last year. Now, they have released a brand new video in the series featuring Tom Williams of Stray From The Path, along with appearances from Anthony Raneri and Chris Guglielmo of Bayside. You can watch the “All Things Warped” video after the jump! If you want to listen to music from Stray From…

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News Rock 

Ernie Ball Premieres “All Things Warped” Video Series

Ernie Ball has premiered the first episode of their “All Things Warped” video series featuring the band, Four Year Stong. You can watch the video after the jump. Purchase a CD here to check out Four Year Strong. You can also buy concert tickets here to check out Warped Tour this summer. Please follow and like us:

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Ernie Ball Hosts Battle Of The Bands For Uproar Festival

Ernie Ball is hosting a Battle of the Bands for unsigned bands. The grand prize is a spot on the 2014 Rockstar Energy Uproar Festival, a chance to record an EP at NRG Recording Studios, and much more. Get all of the details after the jump. Please follow and like us:

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Contest: Ernie Ball Announces Play Crossroads Contest

  Ernie Ball has announced their 2013 Play Crossroads contest! Ernie Ball will partner with Guitar World, Guitar Center, UltimateGuitar.com and ReverbNation.com to give one talented guitarist the opportunity to perform live at Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival in Madison Square Garden on April 12-13.  Check out all the details on how to enter right here and find more prize info after the jump. Please follow and like us:

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Warped Tour Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands Competition Ends Friday

Friday night, the battle for bands to play on the Ernie Ball stage of this summer’s Warped Tour commences. The finals will take place at the House of Blues in Hollywood and will feature guests Reel Big Fish and more. You can view a tweet with the details after the jump. Please follow and like us:

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Features My First Time 

MY FIRST TIME: Hello, Atlantic

Hello, Atlantic has been a band for about a year and a half. Earlier this year, we figured we’d try competing in the Ernie Ball Play contest to play the main stage of Warped Tour. We put our first EP, Home on our page to start. As soon as we put out our current single “That’s Discipline, Son”, we started getting more views and points on our page. Shortly after that, we kinda forgot about the contest and figured the odds of us winning, were slim.  Please follow and like us:

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Album Reviews News Post-hardcore 

ALBUM REVIEW : Phantoms – ‘Screaming On The Inside’

 It just seems like summer is the season for new music. With that said, a brand new record is set for release on August 25, 2017 from post-hardcore group Phantoms from Jacksonville, FL. Phantoms (Joe Deak (Vocals), Anthony Moten (Guitar), Patrick Gale (Drums) and Quincy Jones (Bass)) began originally in the city of Baltimore under the moniker of Camisado, soon taking the local scene by storm, sharing the stage with acts including Motionless in White, I See Stars, and Our Last Night in addition to winning Vans Warped Tour’s Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands. Being heavily influenced by the sounds of post-hardcore and alternative rock while keeping…

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