Smile Empty Soul Announce Tour With September Mourning & Rise Among Rivals

Smile Empty Soul have announced a March headlining tour with September Mourning and Rise Among Rivals. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

03/01 Atkins, AR – Dirty Days Car Show
03/02 Memphis, TN – Rock House Live
03/05 Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge
03/06 Scranton, PA – Stage West
03/07 Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz
03/08 Hampton Beach, NH – Wally’s
03/09 Hartford, CT – Webster Underground
03/10 Providence, RI – Fete Music Hall
03/12 Portland, ME – House of Music
03/13 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
03/14 Amityville, NY – Revolution
03/15 Baltimore, MD – Fish Head Cantina
03/16 Harrisburg, PA – HMAC
03/17 Akron, OH – Empire Concert Lounge
03/19 Toledo, OH – Frankie’s
03/20 South Bend, IN – Cheers
03/21 Westland, MI – Token Lounge
03/22 Heath, OH – Muddy Creek Saloon
03/23 Battle Creek, MI – Music Factory
03/24 Racine, WI – Route 20
03/27 Iowa City, IA – Gabes
03/28 Columbia, MO – Rose Music Hall
03/29 Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
03/30 Oklahoma City, OK – OKC Limits

Metal Anarchy’s New Music Showcase: Exclusive Q&A With Rise Among Rivals

Time for the next edition of Metal Anarchy’s “new music showcase,” the feature where I introduce you to up and coming bands that readers of this site may find interesting. This time I have an exclusive Q&A with Rise Among Rivals.

METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?

RISE AMONG RIVALS: Influences come from all over the place. We are widely influenced by a lot of mid 2000’s hard rock bands, a lot of metal bands from the last ten years. We also end up listening to a lot of pop music. Say what you want, but a great melody is a great melody. We are into anything that grooves, and has great melody, either vocally or instrumentally.

METAL ANARCHY: What is your latest release and why should readers of this site check it out?

RISE AMONG RIVALS: Our most recent release was Empty Love Scene, the first single from our upcoming EP set to release in June. We are all extremely proud of this song. The instrumentals kick ass, and Dave’s vocal melodies and abilities really are put on display. If you love high energy songs, this one is for you.

METAL ANARCHY: What can people expect when they go to your live shows?

RISE AMONG RIVALS: Our live shows are where we put most of our focus. We live by the “5 or 5,000 Rule.” Whether there are 5 people in the audience, or 5,000, we give all the energy we have. It’s easy to do. We love and believe in what we are playing.

METAL ANARCHY: Where do you see your band heading in 5 years?

RISE AMONG RIVALS: I mean, the sky is the limit. We believe in what we are doing and the music we are writing. We plan on touring as much as we can and getting our music to as many people as possible. We want to meet everyone that enjoys our music. We know what a special feeling it is to hear a song and have it resonate to your core. It’s the ultimate absence of loneliness. There have been a lot of bands that have done that for us as individuals, and hopefully we can be that for someone else. To anyone reading: come out to a show, hit us up on facebook, check out the music and let us know if it means something to you.

Flaw Announce 2017 Dates With Rise Among Rivals

Flaw have announced some headlining U.S. shows. Rise Among Rivals will also join them on most dates.

Tour Dates:

08/24 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave (‘Make America Rock Again Tour‘) (no Rise Among Rivals)
09/01 Louisville, KY – Trixie’s (no Rise Among Rivals)
09/02 Clarksville, TN – The Warehouse
09/05 Brooklyn, NY – Gold Sounds
09/06 Providence, RI – Fete Music Hall
09/07 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Loft
09/08 Hallam, PA – Tourist Inn
09/09 Lynchburg, VA – Blue Ridge Rock Festival (no Rise Among Rivals)
09/10 Chesapeake, VA – Riff House
09/14 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (feat. Trapt) (no Rise Among Rivals)
09/15 Summerville, SC – Southern Shakers