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March 3, 2023

Raise The Death Toll Collaborate With Golgothan

Raise The Death Toll release a collaboration with Jai Benoit of Golgothan.

What happens when you combine two of the heaviest Louisiana Metal acts together? You get the brutality that is the song "Bleed Or Believe". Raise The Death Toll and front man Jai Benoit of Golgothan premiered "Bleed Or Believe" several weeks ago via the LOUD Hour and most major streaming platforms. The visualizer video is now available via SLAM WORLDWIDE and the single can be purchased on Raise The Death Toll's BandCamp. Today (3/3/23) is also BandCamp Friday, which means any songs or merchandise purchased via BandCamp on any band's page, 100% of the sale goes directly to the artist.

Check out the exclusive video courtesy of SLAM WORLDWIDE below and let Raise The Deathtoll know you heard "Bleed Or Believe" first on the Louisiana LOUD Hour.

February 27, 2023

Festival International de Louisiane Announces 2023 Lineup

Festival International musical lineup announced and official art unveiled.

Festival International de Louisiane hosted their premiere party which highlighted the 2023 musical line up and the official artwork unveiling Sunday, February 27, 2023 at Warehouse 535. Festival International will be filled with music, art, and food from across the globe along with a variety of Louisiana acts spanning multiple genres. Highlighting some of the bands that are featured regularly on the LOUD Hour from Acadiana are LVVRS, Rad Wagon, Karma & the Killjoys, Dustin Dale Gaspard, Burris, The Good Dudes, & Bad Bongo.

Festival International de Louisiane is the largest international music festival in the United States. The 5-day cultural celebration takes over downtown Lafayette on April 26 - 30, 2023. For more information on Festival International de Louisiane along with how you can purchase your 2023 pin and poster click here.

February 23, 2023

Hey Thanks! A part of Smartpunk Showcase

Hey Thanks! Announced to be a part of Smartpunk showcase in Austin, TX.

Hey Thanks! announced in conjunction with Smartpunk today (2/23/2023) via social media channels the band would be apart of Smartpunk's unofficial SXSW showcase concert. The event hosted by Smartpunk on March 17th & 18th in Austin, TX, will feature notable acts Hey Thanks!, Living Hour, Sad Park, and Nappy Roots among many others.

According to Smartpunk, "the event is an unofficial showcase concert / all day festival run by indie record label, vinyl distributor, and manufacturing brand Smartpunk. This year during SXSW in Austin, TX, Smartpunk is organizing a live music showcase event accopanied by a skate ramp for skateboarding, BMX, and other action sports athletes to enjoy. Our goal is to make this a laid-back event with a DIY festival feel, providing a space for SXSW attendees to relax, have a drink, and skate or hang out with Pro athletes and musicians in a casual atmosphere."

Tickets and RSVP details have yet to be released. Check LOUD Hour News for more details on ticket information.

February 22, 2023

Vermilion Whiskey Release New Single

Vermilion Whiskey releases new single "Confidence" ahead of new album.

Vermilion Whiskey released "Confidence" today (2/22/2023) ahead of their new album entitled Crimson & Stone. The band's third album was announced earlier this year and will be released on May 26, 2023. Guitarist Ross Brown characterizes Crimson & Stone as, "a blend of classic VW Southern Hard Rock, driving Stoner Rock, dabs of dissonance and a heavy helping of Sludge and Southern Metal." Vermilion Whiskey have also released a lyric video to accompany "Confidence". The band intends to release the new album on vinyl, CD, & on major streaming platforms. Pre-order details and the album release party will be announced shortly.

Check LOUD Hour News for more details on when the band intends to begin pre-orders and the date of Vermilion Whiskey's album release party.

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