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Let’s PLAY: Hylian Features Interviews 

Let’s PLAY: Hylian

The Ernie Ball PLAY! contest is wrapping up in less than two weeks, and we have yet another amazing band competing for the chance to play the mainstage to introduce you to! Say “Hello!” to Hylian. This Utah five-piece has been taking the competition by storm and staying in the top 10 for quite some time now. Check out our exclusive interview with Hylian below! You can find all the info you need to keep them at the top after the jump!

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Let’s PLAY: Raising Cadence Features Interviews 

Let’s PLAY: Raising Cadence

It’s the middle of May and that means we’re only a few weeks away from the start of Warped Tour ’17. That also means we’re so close to finding out who will be playing the Main Stage at the summer festival. One of those bands, Raising Cadence, are competing to play on what could easily be the hottest show of the summer – the Orlando, Florida date. Currently in the Top 6, the rock five-piece are well on their way to the main stage! Check out our exclusive interview with…

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Let’s PLAY: After The Calm Features Interviews 

Let’s PLAY: After The Calm

With only a few weeks left in the competition, we’re inching closer to finding out who will be playing the mainstage at this year’s Warped Tour. This week, we introduce you to Phoenix rock group After The Calm. The five piece band have earned over 10,000 points and maintained a comfortable position in the top 10. Learn more about these Arizona rockers by checking out our exclusive interview below. There you also find all the info you need to vote for After The Calm.

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More Warped Tour Coverage: A Chat with Ernie Ball Winners, Actor|Observer 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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Relic Hearts Premiere New Music Video; Announce New Album Alternative News Rock 

Relic Hearts Premiere New Music Video; Announce New Album

 Pennsylvania alt-rock band, Relic Hearts, have premiered a music video for their latest single, “Halfway To Paradise.” The song is off of their debut album, Volatile, which is set to release on July 11th. You may have recognized the band for their incredibly catchy covers of Lorde, Taylor Swift, and Nico & Vinz.  The band has also set up an IndieGoGo campaign to aid funding for their upcoming release. You can check out the music video for “Halfway To Paradise” below as well as the album artwork and track listing for the album.  You…

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WATCH: Ernie Ball’s “All Things Warped” Featuring Stray From The Path 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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Buzzworthy Band Of The Week: Calling All Captains Features Interviews 

Buzzworthy Band Of The Week: Calling All Captains

In less than two months, the Vans Warped Tour will embark on yet another journey around the United States! I know, I can’t believe it’s that time of year again either! While we all are excited to see bands such as Pierce The Veil, PVRIS, and Silverstein, there are a ton of bands fighting for their place on the biggest music festival to tour the U.S. And these bands can be found at none other than the Battle of the Bands powered by Ernie Ball! Each week we will highlight one band in this ultimate battle…

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WATCH: Manchester Orchestra “The Mansion” Stripped Down Alternative Indie News 

WATCH: Manchester Orchestra “The Mansion” Stripped Down

Manchester Orchestra stopped by the Ernie Ball Showroom in Los Angeles to perform a stripped down version of “The Mansion”. Check out the performance below and let us know your thoughts. To listen to more of Manchester Orchestra, you can purchase a CD here or buy concert tickets here.  

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A Day To Remember Starts Cover Contest News Rock 

A Day To Remember Starts Cover Contest

A Day To Remember has started up a contest where fans can submit a cover of one of the band’s songs and win some merchandise. The song covered must be off of the band’s latest album, Common Courtesy. Winners will receive an Ernie Ball Music Man bass, the band’s latest album, and a year supply of Ernie Ball strings. You can enter here. To listen to more of A Day To Remember, you can purchase a CD here. And to check out their shows, you can buy concert tickets here.

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WATCH: Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! “All Things Warped” Video News Pop Punk 

WATCH: Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! “All Things Warped” Video

Ernie Ball has recently announced that they will be releasing videos, called the “All Things Warped” video series, featuring some of your favorite bands that were on Warped Tour last year. After their first video with Four Year Strong, they have released another video with Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! member Eric Poncet. You can watch the video below! If you want to listen to some music from Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!, you can purchase a CD here. If you want to go to Warped Tour this coming summer, you can…

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