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[Review] Season of the Witch is “a record that you will marvel at for a long time to come”.

John 5 Season of the Witch

John 5 Season of the Witch

A 5 out of 5 Devils Horns rating from Mike’s Music and Concert Blog for the brand new John 5 and The Creatures album Season of the Witch.

There is literally something for everyone here, from searing metal to country/bluegrass. I can’t imagine a record with more variety and crossed-genres than this one. The lack of vocals really allows you to focus on the mayhem unfolding. Make no mistake, this is a true labor of love. You can hear it in every note.”

To read the review in full, go here: mikesmusicandconcerts.wordpress.com/2017/03/10/review-john-5-creatures-season-of-the-witch/

Get Season of the Witch on Cd exclusively at the official John 5 store, on Amazon/iTunes/Google Play and stream on Spotify and Apple Music: http://smarturl.it/SOTWpurchase (click to choose your preferred service).

John 5 is currently on tour with The Creatures – get show info here: john-5.com/main/tour/


[LISTEN] Baby Huey & Chasta from 107.7 The Bone interview John 5

John 5 107.7 The Bone Interview

John 5 107.7 The Bone Interview

Ahead of John 5’s show at Harlow’s in Sacramento (9 March), Baby Huey & Chasta from 107.7 The Bone, got on the phone with 5 and had a chat about how the tour is going so far, whether he was nervous about bringing a purely instrumental show to the fans, what advise he takes from fellow musicians, and how he has learnt so many different genres with his guitar playing PLUS lots lots more.

To listen to the interview, go here: http://www.1077thebone.com/2017/03/09/baby-huey-chasta-john-5-interview-03-09-17/


[REVIEW] Metal Assault gives Season of the Witch a 10 out of 10 rating!

John 5 Season of the Witch

John 5 Season of the Witch

The team at Metal Assault have listened to the brand new John 5 and The Creatures album Season of the Witch which came out last Friday (3/3) and given it an outstanding TEN out of TEN rating!

‘Season of the Witch’ isn’t just a showing of John 5’s technical skill from first track to last, it gives insight to how truly diverse John 5 can be when stretching his writing muscle. You’d probably think you’re getting a typical heavy metal side project just from the packaging of this record; it’s a John 5 record called ‘Season of the Witch’ that gives you every indication it will not go in the direction it takes.”

To read the full review go here: http://metalassault.com/album_reviews/2017/03/09/john-5-and-the-creatures-season-of-the-witch/

Get Season of the Witch on Cd exclusively at the official John 5 store, on Amazon/iTunes/Google Play and stream on Spotify and Apple Music: http://smarturl.it/SOTWpurchase (click to choose your preferred service).

John 5 is currently on tour with The Creatures – get show info here: john-5.com/main/tour/


[Interview] OC Weekly speaks to John 5: “We’ve been so lucky that people really, really dig this.”

Check out this interview with John 5 conducted by OC Weekly. In it they chat about how John 5 is “excited about hitting the road behind his new — and seventh overall — album, Season of the Witch“, and how “an earlier moment in his career prepared him for the discipline of being at the top of his game when his contemporaries are busy catching some shut eye“, plus lots more.

To read the interview in full, go here: ocweekly.com/music/guitarist-john-5-reaches-the-summer-of-his-career


[Review] Yesterdaze News reviews John 5 and The Creatures “killer” show at Tony V’s Garage

John 5. Photo by Diane Webb

John 5. Photo by Diane Webb

John 5 and The Creatures played the second show of the Season of the Witch tour at Tony V’s Garage in Everett, WA. Yesterdaze News were there to watch and gave this review:

The show was one killer guitar lick after another accompanied by wardrobe/accessory changes and of course multiple axe changes through out the show. There were many styles of guitars, each suited to the perfect song and a fun theatrical experience that comes from a John 5 show. There were lights, co2 cannons, masks, fog, light up guitars, a lava liquid filled guitar, tiny ones and banjo styles.”

To read the full review, go here: https://yesterdazenews.com/2017/03/07/john-5-season-of-the-witch-tour-kick-off/

To see all tour dates, find tickets and get meet and greets, go here: http://john-5.com/main/tour/

Photo by Diane Webb


[Interview] John 5 speaks to Fuse: “It’s for the love of crazy, crazy guitar music”

John 5 Matt Wilson

John 5 Matt Wilson

Ahead of the release of the latest John 5 and The Creatures album Season of the Witch, Fuse had a chat with John 5 “to find out where the inspiration for so many sounds comes from, what to expect on tour, his issues with collaborating and more.”

To read the interview in full, go here: fuse.tv/2017/03/john-5-interview-season-of-witch-album-tour


[Review] Guitar Great John 5 Opens Solo Tour at Louie G’s

John 5 Creatures Louie G's

John 5 Creatures Louie G's

KISW Rock – 99.9 FM’s “Iron” Mike Savoia was at the opening night of the John 5 and The Creatures Season of the Witch tour which took place at Louie G’s in Fife, WA and gave this fantastic review of the 15 song set show:

Blasting through a 15 song set covering much of his solo catalog including a guitar solo, John 5 and the Creatures (Ian Ross on Bass, Logan Nix on Drums) were on fire the whole night jamming incredible complicated yet tasty ear sounds that kept you interested and not bored to a bunch of guys instrument wanking. These were instrumental rock greats.”

To read the review in full and see more of the great photos from the show taken by “Iron” Mike Savoia, go here: http://www.kisw.com/blogs/guitar-great-john-5-opens-solo-tour-louie-gs


[Review] Cryptic Rock gives Season of the Witch 4.5 out of 5

John 5 Matt Wilson Images

John 5 Matt Wilson Images

A fantastic 4.5 out of 5 review of the latest John 5 album Season of the Witch, released on March 3 2017.

From Cryptic Rock: “Those familiar with John 5’s previous offerings, there is no mistaking his guitar playing for anyone else, meaning he is simply one of a kind. His current team consisting of Ian Ross on bass and Rodger Carter on drums are also very crucial to the all instrumental album. This is especially true for Ross as the bassist, who provides a special dynamic of deep heavy bass jamming that complements John 5’s playing in just the right way. The drumming of Carter also completes the versatile musical range of John 5, going from Bluegrass, to Industrial, to Western Swing, to Rock, and back again. This is all accomplished in a very refreshing intensity on Season Of The Witch.”

To read the review in full, go here: http://crypticrock.com/john-5-season-witch-review/


[Interview] John 5 speaks to Digital Trends about the changing face of releasing music in the digital age

John 5 and Digital Trends discuss adapting to the changing winds of the music industry. Specifically “the impetus of his clever YouTube strategy [releasing videos/singles from his new album Season of the Witch once a month before putting them in album format] , embracing streaming, and why he never imagined being a touring guitarist.”

To read the interview in full: digitaltrends.com/music/john-5-interview-the-audiophile

Get Season of the Witch on Cd exclusively at the official John 5 store, on Amazon/iTunes/Google Play and stream on Spotify and Apple Music: http://smarturl.it/SOTWpurchase (click to choose your preferred service).

John 5 is currently on tour with The Creatures – get show info here: john-5.com/main/tour/


Season of the Witch OUT TODAY – John 5 and The Creatures start 35 date tour

John 5 Season of the Witch

John 5 Season of the Witch

Season Of The Witch, the brand new full-length instrumental solo album from world-renowned guitarist JOHN 5, is out today and can be ordered on CD via the John 5 store, on Amazon MP3, iTunes and for streaming on Spotify. Season Of The Witch features JOHN 5’s backing band The Creatures (bassist Ian Ross and drummer Rodger Carter), and features experimentation with various genres – including western swing, Spanish flamenco, heavy metal and more – thoroughly showcasing JOHN 5’s diverse virtuosic abilities.

In celebration of the album’s release, JOHN 5 and The Creatures kick off their U.S. tour in Fife, WA today! The tour will hit roughly 35 cities, coming to an end in Chicago, IL on April 16. Tickets and VIP are available now – visit the tour page for more information.

JOHN 5 took a different approach with the release of Season Of The Witch, choosing to share his new music with fans throughout 2016 by releasing several tracks individually in the form of various music videos. Tracks/videos released include the fast-paced “Black Grass Plague”, downtempo, introspective “Behind The Nut Love”, hard rocking “Now Fear This”, jazz fusion marathon “Here’s To The Crazy Ones” (featuring a bit of “monkeying around”), heavy metal Claymation shredfest “Making Monsters”, and last but not least, the whiskey-soaked “Hell Haw”. The videos have garnered nearly a million views, collectively.

“Since music is so visual nowadays, I thought these videos would be the best way to get my music out there, and it seems to have worked – now everybody knows the songs on the record,” states JOHN 5. “I put so much work into this record with the videos, the artwork, the songwriting and the playing – out of my catalog, this is by far my favorite solo record.”


From Pro Audio Land: Win John 5 signed Tele & Coffin Case

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Check out this FANTASTIC contest that is being sponsored by our friends at www.ProAudioLand.com.

One lucky fan could win “a new John5 Signature Fender Squier Telecaster and Coffin Case Autographed By John 5.”

In addition to being entered to win every entry automatically gets a $15 coupon code to use on anything $99 and above.”

To enter, please go here: proaudioland.com/coffin-case-john5-guitar-giveaway

Contest ends March 31st and all winners ill be announced here on April 5th, 2017. For all contest rules and questions please see proaudioland.com/coffin-case-john5-guitar-giveaway who are running the contest.


John 5 & The Creatures coming to Massachusetts

John 5

John 5

In one week, John 5 and The Creatures will be starting their March/April tour to support the release of their new album Season of the Witch.

They are happy to report to be adding a brand new date to their already heaving tour schedule. This time April 5 at The Middle East – Downstairs in Cambridge, MA.

Tickets are already on sale here: http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?eventId=7260125&pl=mideastnew and meet and greets are available at john-5.com/store/ now too.

Get Season of the Witch on Cd exclusively at the official John 5 store, on Amazon/iTunes/Google Play and stream on Spotify and Apple Music: http://smarturl.it/SOTWpurchase (click to choose your preferred service).


[Interview] ” I am fortunate that I have the freedom to do what I like” – John 5 speaks to Seattle Music Insider

John 5 Matt Wilson

John 5 Matt Wilson

Okay, so who is getting real excited to get the brand new John 5 and The Creatures album “Season of the Witch” which is out a week tomorrow?

How about reading this brand new interview John 5 conducted with Seattle Music Insider before he gets ready to go on tour, as they discuss topics such as “the upcoming release of John 5’s latest solo album, Season of the Witch, as well as his upcoming United States tour, influences, and what inspires him to constantly write new material.”

To read the interview in full, go here: https://seattlemusicinsider.com/2017/02/22/interview-with-john-5/

Get Season of the Witch on Cd exclusively at the official John 5 store, on Amazon/iTunes/Google Play and stream on Spotify and Apple Music: http://smarturl.it/SOTWpurchase (click to choose your preferred service).


[Interview] “It is not even work to me. I am so lucky to be doing what I am doing” – John 5 speaks to Tattoo.com

John 5 Interview Tattoo.com

John 5 Interview Tattoo.com

From Tattoo.com:

One of the most influential metal guitarists of all time, John 5, has made his rounds throughout the industry and blessed our ears with an unconventional skill level that is felt by coming generations of new musicians and every dose of thunder in the realm of all things heavy metal. Transporting listeners and concertgoers into a dimension of transcendence over snarling riffs and an all-out intensity that is felt deep within your core, the John 5 & The Creatures frontrunner and Rob Zombie guitarist has made a real statement of intent with an identity laced with originality. I caught up with John to discuss the upcoming release of ‘Season of the Witch’, getting tattooed at Sunset Strip Tattoo, balancing artistic mediums, and more.”

Read the interview here: tattoo.com/blog/exclusive-interview-john-5


Pre-Order “Season of the Witch” CD from John 5 store

John 5 Season of the Witch

John 5 Season of the Witch

The brand new album “Season of the Witch” from John 5 and The Creatures, is available to pre-order from the official John 5 store.

The 13 track album, which comes out March 3rd, features tracks released last year by John 5 as part of a video/single promotion and other new tracks including “Ode to Jasper” – a tribute to John 5’s beloved dog who passed away sadly last year.

To pre-order the album, go here: http://smarturl.it/preorderSOTWCD – please note album will ship 10th March 2017. CD will be available to buy at all upcoming John 5 and The Creatures tour dates.


John 5 adds April 8 date to Creatures tour

John 5 Matt Wilson Vintage

John 5 Matt Wilson Vintage

Boonsboro, MD, John 5 and The Creatures will be dropping into The Stage House on April 8 as part of their tour promoting the new album “Season of the Witch

Tickets and Meet and Greets will be available soon, so bookmark here to get updates.  Also don’t forget to bookmark the tour page for all forthcoming tour dates.

“Season of the Witch” is out on March 3, and you can currently pre-order it on Amazon MP3 – physical pre-orders will be at the store soon as well as other digital download retailers.


Music Mania Podcast interviews John 5

John 5 Music Mania Podcast

Ahead of the release of the new album “Season of the WitchMusic Mania had John 5 on their podcast to chat about the new album, touring with Rob Zombie, working with David Lee Roth, Rob Halford, Marilyn Manson and much much more.

You can also download the podcast for free on iTunes – click this link: http://smarturl.it/MusicManiaJ5int to be taken to your countries iTunes store.


[Interview] John 5 speaks to Ultimate Guitar

John 5

Ahead of the March 3 release of his new album Season of the Witch, and a huge tour across the US with The Creatures, John 5 called in to have a chat with Ultimate-Guitar.com about the new album, his Telecaster collection, the gear he owns and uses and how he has embraced the YouTube era.

To read the interview in full, go here: ultimate-guitar.com/news/interviews/exclusive_interview_with_john_5.


[Interview] John 5 speaks to 94.3 The Shark

John 5 interview 94.3 The Shark

John 5 interview 94.3 The Shark

A brand new interview from John 5 with 94.3 The Shark about his new album Season of the Witch, (out on March 3rd). He also talks about his time with David Lee Roth, what Peter Criss is working on, why he puts out music on YouTube and much more.

To listen to the interview, go here: 943theshark.com/Channels/shark-tank/2017/02/02/john-5-interview

Season of the Witch is out March 3rd and will be available for pre-order from the official John 5 store, iTunes and more very soon!


Six new dates for John 5 and The Creatures “Season of the Witch” tour

That’s right John 5 fans, not one, or two or three, but SIX new dates are being added to the forthcoming John 5 and The Creatures tour in support of the album “Season of the Witch”.

The dates will include visits to Phoenix, Charlotte, Greensboro, Wilmington, Virginia Beach and Richmond.

More information is available on the tour page (although some venues have yet to release ticket info but bookmark the tour page to be updated) and meet and greets will be available later today in the John 5 store.

In the meantime to see a list of the new dates, venues etc, please click >>>  (more…)


The Creatures to play at Grizzly Hall, Austin

John 5 Matt Wilson Vintage

John 5 Matt Wilson Vintage

John 5 fans in Texas, add March 22 to your diary, as John 5 and The Creatures will be headed to Grizzly Hall in Austin for their Season of the Witch tour.

Tickets are on sales now from here: ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1424300 and meet and greets are available now: http://john-5.com/store/.

Note from venue: This event is ALL AGES, however, anyone under the age of 21 will be charged an additional ‘minor surcharge’ at the door.

Don’t forget to bookmark the tour page: john-5.com/main/tour/ and click the tracker button to be updated when John 5 comes to your area.


John 5 and The Creatures to play at Kings in Raleigh

John 5 Season of the Witch

John 5 Season of the Witch

John 5 and The Creatures will be making their way to Kings in Raleigh, NC, on March 29th 2017.

The show, in support of the forthcoming album Season of the Witch, is part of a larger set of tour dates from March to April 2017.

Tickets will be on sale Monday 30th January 2017 from here: etix.com/ticket/p/3757665/john-5-and-the-creatures-raleigh-kings and meet and greets are available now: http://john-5.com/store/.

Don’t forget to bookmark the tour page: john-5.com/main/tour/ and click the tracker button to be updated when John 5 comes to your area.


John 5 & The Creatures to play New Tupelo Music Hall, Derry

John 5

John 5

Another tour date for your diaries for the forthcoming John 5 and The Creatures “Season of the Witch” tour this March and April.

The band will be stopping at the all new Tupelo Music Hall in Derry, NH on Thursday, April 6, 2017.

Tickets are available now here: tickets.tupelohall.com/ordertickets.asp?p=1783 and meet and greets are available now: http://john-5.com/store/!

To keep up to date with all new tour dates please bookmark: john-5.com/main/tour/


John 5 & The Creatures to play at Sellersville Theater

John 5 fans in Pennsylvania, you can now catch John 5 and The Creatures on their forthcoming “Season of the Witch” tour at Sellersville Theater on April 10th.

Tickets are on sale now here: ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1421113 and meet and greets are available now: http://john-5.com/store/!

To keep up to date with all new tour dates please bookmark: john-5.com/main/tour/