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30 Jan 2013

THE TREATMENT ANNOUNCED TO PLAY OZZFEST 2013 IN JAPAN

UK rockers, The Treatment, will take their very first trip to Japanese shores for an appearance at Ozzfest 2013

THE TREATMENT ANNOUNCED TO PLAY OZZFEST 2013 IN JAPAN

The festival takes place over two days, (May 11th & May 12th) and sees Slipknot & Black Sabbath headlining across the weekend.

Meanwhile, back in the UK, The Treatment will guest with ex-G n'R & Velvet Revolver axe-man Slash on four shows in February & March; the dates – including one headline show in Northern Ireland – are as follows:-

February
28 Nottingham Arena, Nottingham (w/ Slash)

March
01 Empress Ballroom, Blackpool (w/ Slash)
02 The Diamond Club, Ballymena (headline show)
03 Olympia Theatre, Dublin (w/ Slash)
04 Olympia Theatre, Dublin (w/ Slash)

Tickets for the dates with Slash are available here

Tickets for the headline show in Ballymena are available here; this will the second time the Cambridge outfit have played The Diamond Club.

The Treatment have also confirmed the re-release of their five-track EP, ‘Then & Again’, a choice selection of ’70s covers; this is now available on CD & download via Spinefarm Records.

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30 Jan 2013

JETTBLACK ADD TWO MORE HEADLINE SHOWS TO THEIR APRIL 2013 TOUR

JETTBLACK ADD TWO MORE HEADLINE SHOWS TO THEIR APRIL 2013 UK CO-HEADLINE TOUR WITH CRASH DIET…
JETTBLACK ADD TWO MORE HEADLINE SHOWS TO THEIR APRIL 2013 TOUR

UK rockers, Jettblack, have added a further two headline shows to their co-headline April UK tour with Swedish sleaze masters, Crash Diet; the first of the new headline dates will take place on April 19th at Cardiff’s Bogiez, followed by a second at Glasgow’s Audio on April 21st 2013.

Southampton’s Joiners on April 28th will now also feature Crash Diet, but remains a Jettblack headline show.

JB’s European touring schedule is now as follows:-

JETTBLACK LIVE DATES 2013:

05.04.13 DUISBERG, GERMANY – Gluckaufhalle (Shout It Out Loud Festival)
19.04.13 CARDIFF – Bogiez*
20.04.13 MANCHESTER – Alter Ego *
21.04.13 GLASGOW – Audio*
23.04.13 NEWCASTLE – O2 Academy – w/Crash Diet
24.04.13 SHEFFIELD – O2 Academy – w/Crash Diet
25.04.13 BIRMINGHAM – O2 Academy – w/Crash Diet
26.04.13 NOTTINGHAM – Rock City – w/Crash Diet
27.04.13 LONDON – O2 Islington Academy – w/Crash Diet
28.04.13 SOUTHAMPTON – Joiner’s Arms – w/Crash Diet
30.06.13 LANARKSHIRE, SCOTLAND – Les Fest (festival)

*Jettblack only

More dates will be added shortly

Get your tickets here

Jettblack will release an 11-track mini-album, ‘Black Gold’, featuring rare, unreleased & reworked material in April 2013 via Spinefarm Records.

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29 Jan 2013

AMARANTHE ARE BACK!

AMARANTHE ANNOUNCES KICK-ASS NEW STUDIO ALBUM, ‘THE NEXUS’ FOR RELEASE ON MARCH 26TH

Brand New Single and Music Video for ‘The Nexus’ Available NOW on VEVO!

AMARANTHE ARE BACK!

Fast-rising modern metal sextet AMARANTHE will release their sophomore album, The Nexus, internationally on March 25th and in the United States on March 26th via Spinefarm Records.

Produced by Jacob Hansen (whose credits include Volbeat, Dreamshade & Ginger Wildheart, and who worked on AMARANTHE’s 2011 self-titled debut), The Nexus sees the Swedish/Danish outfit further honing a musical style that blends cutting-edge melodic metal with soaring pop melodies, topped off by a unique three-vocal attack.

Says guitarist and band co-founder Olof Morck, “The moment has come to let loose The Nexus on an unsuspecting world! This time we went all the way with our futuristic dream-nightmare - a no-compromise vision steeped in deep contrast between the mechanically ultra-heavy and shimmering serene melody. The Nexus is everything we dreamed about doing with our debut album; we laboured to make this offering as diverse as it is direct and catchy… and remember, no-one can be told what The Nexus is – you have to hear it for yourself!”

A new single/video – title track, The Nexus – became available from all usual outlets/platforms on January 25th. The clip has been directed by Patric Ullaeus, who has worked with names such as In Flames, Arch Enemy and Dimmu Borgir; he was also responsible for AMARANTHE video for ‘The Hunger’, the lead single from the band’s highly successful debut, now at a whopping 3.5 million YouTube views (and counting). Watch the new video on VEVO now at this link.

Olof also states, “We wanted the new video to have a decidedly cinematic feel, in the vein of a Hollywood action movie, with a slightly darker angle than our previous promos. We wanted lots of extras & explosive action scenes, and we knew that Patric was just the man for the job!”

In Support of Album One, which made an international impact right from the start, hitting the charts in several countries, the band played shows around the world, mixing special guest spots (opening for Hammerfall, Kamelot & more) with headline outings and festival appearances; the latter included Loud Park in Japan (where the album has sold in excess of 30,000 copies, topping the Japanese import charts ahead of Lady Gaga!), Bloodstock in the UK, ProgPower in the US and Wacken in Germany…

In Sweden, meanwhile, on the back of unswerving support from Bandit Radio, who presented them with the ‘Breakthrough Artist’ award (one of several on the AMARANTHE mantlepiece), the band played a triumphant homecoming show in August 2012, appearing in front of a 10,000-strong crowd at Liseberg Amusement Park in Gothenburg.

All of which means that The Nexus (the single, the video, the album) is a much-anticipated arrival, but with new tracks such as ‘Afterlife’, ‘Invincible’, ‘Mechanical Illusion’ and likely second single ‘Burn With Me’ showing just how effective the band’s hybrid style can be, 2013 should see AMARANTHE building spectacularly on the international plaudits and successes of the past two years; already, the six have an extensive on-the-road plan locked into place, starting with
a run of dates in Finland, followed by a co-headline European tour with Finnish metallers Stratovarius in March; this will see the band visiting 13 different countries, from Slovakia through to Spain, then the spring/summer will be spent at a variety of major European festivals – Sweden Rock, Nova Rock in Austria, Graspop in Belgium, Tuska in Finland, Metaltown & Getaway in Sweden, and more, with the Full Metal Cruise (leaving from Hamburg, Germany) lined up for May.

25 Jan 2013

Amaranthe announce new album and single

AMARANTHE READIES BRAND NEW STUDIO ALBUM, ‘THE NEXUS’ FOR RELEASE ON MARCH 25TH 2013 VIA SPIENFARM RECORDS

+ BRAND NEW SINGLE / VIDEO FOR TITLE TRACK, ‘THE NEXUS’

Amaranthe announce new album and single

AMARANTHE, the fast-rising modern metal sextet,will release their sophomore album, 'The Nexus', on March 25thvia Spinefarm Records.

Produced by Jacob Hansen (whose credits include Volbeat, Dreamshade & Ginger Wildheart, and who worked on Amaranthe's 2011 self-titled debut), 'The Nexus' sees the Swedish/Danish outfit further honing a musical style that blends cutting-edge melodic metal with soaring pop melodies, the whole thing topped off by a unique three-vocal attack.

Says guitarist and band co-founder Olof Morck: "The moment has come to let loose 'The Nexus' on an unsuspecting world! This time we went all the way with our futuristic dream-nightmare - a no-compromise vision steeped in deep contrast between the mechanically ultra-heavy and shimmering serene melody. 'The Nexus' is everything we dreamed about doing with our debut album; we laboured to make this offering as diverse as it is direct and catchy. and remember, no-one can be told what 'The Nexus' is - you have to hear it for yourself!"

A new single/video - title track, 'The Nexus' - will be made available from all usual outlets/platforms on January 25th. The clip has been directed by Patric Ullaeus,who has worked with names such as In Flames, Arch Enemy & Dimmu Borgir; he was also responsiblefor Amaranthe video The Hunger' - lead single from the band's highly successful debut, now at a whopping 3.5 millionYouTube views (and counting).

Olof: "We wanted the newvideo to have a decidedly cinematic feel, in the vein of a Hollywood action movie, with a slightly darker angle than our previous promos. We wanted lots of extras & explosive action scenes, and we knew that Patric was just the man for the job!"

IN SUPPORT of Album One, which made an international impact right from the start, hitting the charts in several countries, the band played shows around the world, mixing special guest spots (opening for Hammerfall, Kamelot & more) with headline outings and festival appearances; the latter included Loud Park in Japan (where the album has sold in excess of 30,000 copies, topping the Japanese import charts ahead of Lady Gaga!), Bloodstock in the UK, ProgPower in the US and Wacken in Germany.

In Sweden, meanwhile, on the back of unswerving support from Bandit Radio, who presented them with the 'Breakthrough Artist' award (one of several on the Amaranthe mantlepiece), the band played a triumphant homecoming show in August 2012, appearing in front of a 10,000-strong crowd at Liseberg Amusement Park in Gothenburg.

All of which means that 'The Nexus' (the single, the video, the album) is a much-anticipated arrival, but with newtracks such as 'Afterlife', 'Invincible', 'Mechanical Illusion'and likely second single 'Burn With Me' showing just how effective the band's hybrid style can be, 2013 should see Amaranthe building spectacularly on the international plaudits & successes of the past two years; already, the six have an extensive on-the-road plan locked into place, starting with

A run of dates in Finland, followed by a co-headline Europeantour with Finnish metallers Stratovarius in March; this will see the band visiting 13 different countries, from Slovakia through to Spain, then the spring/summer will be spent at a variety of major European festivals - Sweden Rock, Nova Rock in Austria, Graspop in Belgium, Tuska in Finland, Metaltown & Getaway in Sweden, and more, with the Full Metal Cruise (leaving from Hamburg, Germany) lined up for May.

UK headline dates are currently being lined up for early spring, the band's fifth visit to UK shores, and the details of all confirmed shows can be found at: 

www.amaranthe.se

www.facebook.com/AmarantheBand

25 Jan 2013

PAGANFEST AMERICA TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED!

 

Here are the dates, grab your sword, drink your mead and get your ticket now!

3/30 - Denver, CO @ The Summit

4/01 - Tempe, AZ @ 910 Live

4/02 – Los Angeles/West Hollywood, CA @ TBA

4/03 - San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge

4/04 - Reno, NV @ The Alley

4/05 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne

4/06 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven

4/07 - Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre

4/09 - Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room

4/10 - Regina, SK @ The Exchange

4/11 - Winnipeg, MB @ Zoo Cabaret

4/12 - Saint Paul, MN @ Station 4

4/13 - Chicago, IL @ Reggie's

4/14 - Columbus, OH @ Al Rosa Villa

4/15 - Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage

4/16 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Note

4/17 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House

4/18 - Montreal, QC @ Metropolis

4/19 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance Theatre

4/20 - Worcester, MA @ Palladium (NE Metalfest)

4/21 - New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre

PAGANFEST AMERICA TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED!
25 Jan 2013

AMARANTHE - THE NEXUS

AMARANTHE ANNOUNCES KICK-ASS NEW STUDIO ALBUM, ‘THE NEXUS’ FOR RELEASE ON MARCH

Brand New Single and Music Video for ‘The Nexus’ Available now on VEVO!

AMARANTHE - THE NEXUS

Fast-rising modern metal sextet AMARANTHE will release their sophomore album, The Nexus, in Finland March 22nd, internationally on March 25th and in the United States on March 26th via Spinefarm Records.

Produced by Jacob Hansen (whose credits include Volbeat, Dreamshade & Ginger Wildheart, and who worked on AMARANTHE’s 2011 self-titled debut), The Nexus sees the Swedish/Danish outfit further honing a musical style that blends cutting-edge melodic metal with soaring pop melodies, topped off by a unique three-vocal attack.

Says guitarist and band co-founder Olof Morck, “The moment has come to let loose The Nexus on an unsuspecting world! This time we went all the way with our futuristic dream-nightmare - a no-compromise vision steeped in deep contrast between the mechanically ultra-heavy and shimmering serene melody. The Nexus is everything we dreamed about doing with our debut album; we laboured to make this offering as diverse as it is direct and catchy… and remember, no-one can be told what The Nexus is – you have to hear it for yourself!”

A new single/video – title track, The Nexus – became available from all usual outlets/platforms on January 25th. The clip has been directed by Patric Ullaeus, who has worked with names such as In Flames, Arch Enemy and Dimmu Borgir; he was also responsible for AMARANTHE video for ‘The Hunger’, the lead single from the band’s highly successful debut, now at a whopping 3.5 million YouTube views (and counting). Watch the new video on VEVO now at this link.

Olof also states, “We wanted the new video to have a decidedly cinematic feel, in the vein of a Hollywood action movie, with a slightly darker angle than our previous promos. We wanted lots of extras & explosive action scenes, and we knew that Patric was just the man for the job!”

In Support of Album One, which made an international impact right from the start, hitting the charts in several countries, the band played shows around the world, mixing special guest spots (opening for Hammerfall, Kamelot & more) with headline outings and festival appearances; the latter included Loud Park in Japan (where the album has sold in excess of 30,000 copies, topping the Japanese import charts ahead of Lady Gaga!), Bloodstock in the UK, ProgPower in the US and Wacken in Germany…

In Sweden, meanwhile, on the back of unswerving support from Bandit Radio, who presented them with the ‘Breakthrough Artist’ award (one of several on the AMARANTHE mantlepiece), the band played a triumphant homecoming show in August 2012, appearing in front of a 10,000-strong crowd at Liseberg Amusement Park in Gothenburg.

All of which means that The Nexus (the single, the video, the album) is a much-anticipated arrival, but with new tracks such as ‘Afterlife’, ‘Invincible’, ‘Mechanical Illusion’ and likely second single ‘Burn With Me’ showing just how effective the band’s hybrid style can be, 2013 should see AMARANTHE building spectacularly on the international plaudits and successes of the past two years; already, the six have an extensive on-the-road plan locked into place, starting with a run of dates in Finland, followed by a co-headline European tour with Finnish metallers Stratovarius in March; this will see the band visiting 13 different countries, from Slovakia through to Spain, then the spring/summer will be spent at a variety of major European festivals – Sweden Rock, Nova Rock in Austria, Graspop in Belgium, Tuska in Finland, Metaltown & Getaway in Sweden, and more, with the Full Metal Cruise (leaving from Hamburg, Germany) lined up for May.

THE OFFICIAL AMARANTHE WEBSITE

Album pre-orders 

16 Jan 2013

Five Finger Death Punch and 3 Doors Down Added to Download 2013 Lineup

Five Finger Death Punch and 3 Doors down will join fellow Spinefarm label buddies Rammstein and Volbeat at Download 2013

Five Finger Death Punch and 3 Doors Down Added to Download 2013 Lineup

Five Finger Death Punch and 3 Doors down were today confirmed for Download Festival 2013 in a massive 37 band announcement.

Download festival, now in its 11th year, will play host to over 90 bands and 100,000 ticket holders between 14th amd 16th of June 2013 at the spiritual home of rock and metal, Donnington Park

For more info, click here

 

15 Jan 2013

VOLBEAT READIES 'OUTLAW GENTLEMEN & SHADY LADIES' FOR RELEASE SPRING 2013

PLUS reveal of Rob Caggiano and Jacob Hansen as production team
VOLBEAT READIES  'OUTLAW GENTLEMEN & SHADY LADIES' FOR RELEASE SPRING 2013

January 15th - Danish metal band Volbeat has revealed the band is in the studio recording a new album for release in Spring, 2013. Titled Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies, the sessions are being produced by Rob Caggiano, alongside Jacob Hansen, who has a long history with Volbeat having produced and mixed the band's prior four releases. Caggiano's producer credits include The Damned Things, Bleeding Through and Anthrax amongst others.

Front man Michael Poulsen reveals: “We’re back in the studio, this time breaking some of our old habits and this sometimes means leaving our comfort zone. We are recording in a new environment, producing with a new set up breaking new sonic ground and it’s exciting! Together with our long time collaborator Jacob Hansen we also have the honor of having producer Rob Caggiano on board in the producer’s seat. Expect lots of surprises and some of our most rocking heavy songs to date. We feel more than ever that we are taking the Volbeat sound to another level without changing what we’re all about. Can’t wait for it to get out there!”

Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies will be released this spring on Spinefarm Records / Universal Music. See volbeat.dk for upcoming dates and more.

More news & details to follow shortly.

11 Jan 2013

VON HERTZEN BROTHERS ANNOUNCE BRAND NEW ALBUM AND UK SHOWS

VON HERTZEN BROTHERS ANNOUNCE BRAND NEW STUDIO ALBUM, ‘NINE LIVES’, FOR MARCH 18TH RELEASE VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS

+ UK FESTIVAL & HEADLINE SHOWS…

 
VON HERTZEN BROTHERS ANNOUNCE BRAND NEW ALBUM AND UK SHOWS

FINLAND’s NUMBER ONE rock act, Von Hertzen Brothers, will release their fifth studio album, ‘Nine Lives’, on March 18th 2013 via Spinefarm Records.

Jari Salo aka James Spectrum (Pepe Deluxe) joined VHB in the studio to once again produce & mix ’Nine Lives’, following his work on their 2011 album, ‘Stars Aligned’ – the band’s third consecutive No 1 outing in Finland!

With ‘Nine Lives’, the initial idea was to give greater freedom to the more accessible side of the music, but it wasn’t long before deep-rooted instincts started to play a part…

“Suddenly, it all span out of control,” laughs vocalist/guitarist Mikko Von Hertzen, “and that progressive side of our nature once again took control. The KISS motto (Keep It Simple, Stupid) that I learnt back in school is still not fully at home in this world of ours, even though we do try our best..."

VHB credit artists such as Josh Homme, Boston & Black Sabbath as notable influences on this new nine-track offering, but at the end of the day, this is still very much a Von Hertzen release, full of typical variety & ambition…

"We follow the atmosphere of each song separately, so there's quite a mixed buffét of styles,” continues Mikko. “For example, there’s an a cappella song dedicated to our late grandmother, which was sung in the monastery church of Valamo (Finland). We were constantly searching for vibes, which is why we’re so drawn to the work of German musician/composer Stephan Micus, he’s very inspirational. Sometimes you just have to take the long road to get to where you’re going…”

The first single/video from ‘Nine Lives’, ‘Flowers And Rust’, is scheduled for digital release through Spinefarm on February 4th 2013; says Mikko, “It’s a story about the breakdown of first love and the mark it can leave, and how that mark often stays with us throughout our lives…”

The artwork for ‘Nine Lives’ features a striking painting by Finnish artist Samuli Heimonen; Heimonen was voted Finland’s ‘Young Artist Of The Year’ in 2008.

ON THE live front, VHB return to the UK in April for an appearance at the inaugural Hard Rock Hell: Prog Fest in Rotherham; they have also confirmed two headline shows, including their first ever regional date, with at least one more likely to follow…

UK DATES 2013

VHB have recently completed an extensive Scandinavian tour with Opeth.

9 Jan 2013

turbogeist announce 'ancient secrets' ep for march 11th

TURBOGEIST ANNOUNCE ‘ANCIENT SECRETS’ EP FOR MARCH 11TH RELEASE
VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS
+ ARTWORK REVEAL
++ STREAM OF SINGLE, ‘MERMAIDS REVENGE’

turbogeist announce 'ancient secrets' ep for march 11th

STREAM 'MERMAIDS REVENGE' HERE

LONDON-BASED rockers, Turbogeist, will release their brand new 5-track EP, ‘Ancient Secrets’, on March 11th 2013 via Spinefarm Records.

Says guitarist / vocalist, Jimmy…

“Ancient Secrets pertains to our obsession with all things fantastical and cryptic. It's an abstract title, but these are abstract times. We didn't wanna make an oi oi punk angst record, although that’s how we started out. We wanted to make something more tongue-in-cheek, more weird. We were always turned on by a splatter gun of influences. We didn’t want to make a punk or hardcore or glam or thrash record; we didn't wanna make anything that felt sonically linear. If the EP were a drug it would probably be acid, as it could go in a few directions. It could be scary, but it could also make you laugh or cry, or make you realise that nothing is real and we are all just a collection of atoms moving very fast to no discernible end.”

Guitarist / vocalist Luis adds...

“Being a youth in the 90's with Brit pop, Grunge, Hip hop and great rock bands emerging on the radio and music television, we were spoiled for choice. Nowadays,everything seems too polished. However, if you look beyond the void of Mercury Awards and Coldplay b-sides, there are great underground scenes/bands emerging.”

Turbogeist will be guesting with Pure Love – the Alternative Rock band formed by former Gallows frontman Frank Carter and ex-Hope Conspiracy & Suicide File guitarist Jim Carroll – on their 14-date UK tour, commencing early February 2013.

UK TOUR DATES WITH PURE LOVE + TICKETS HERE

 The 5 track ‘Ancient Secrets’ EP features 4 brand new Turbogeist tracks, as well as a cover of The Wipers "Up Front". Cover art was provided by British artist Nicholas Rea and depicts a man in ‘supernatural woods’, hand-painted on ceramic tiles.

PRE-ORDER 'Aincent Secrets' from iTunes here

The debut Turbogeist album is already in the can, and will follow later in 2013, once again through Spinefarm.

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8 Jan 2013

THE TREATMENT CONFIRM DATES WITH SLASH

THE TREATMENT CONFIRM UK / IRISH DATES WITH SLASH IN FEB / MARCH 2013…

 
THE TREATMENT CONFIRM DATES WITH SLASH

UK rockers The Treatment will guest with ex-Gn'R & Velvet Revolver axe-man Slash on four shows in February & March; the dates – including one headline show in Northern Ireland – are as follows:-

February

28 Nottingham Arena, Nottingham (w/ Slash)

March

01 Empress Ballroom, Blackpool (w/ Slash)
02 The Diamond Club, Ballymena (headline show)
03 Olympia Theatre, Dublin (w/ Slash)
04 Olympia Theatre, Dublin (w/ Slash)

More info / tickets here

Tickets for the headline show in Ballymena are available here; this will be the second time the Cambridge outfit have played The Diamond Club.

The Treatment are no strangers to touring with genuine rock legends, having previously hit the road with Alice Cooper, Thin Lizzy, Kiss & Motley Crue. Says frontman Matt Jones…

"We can’t wait to open for Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators. Slash and Myles are a very big influence on The Treatment so that makes these shows very exciting for us."

The Treatment have also confirmed the re-release of their five-track EP, ‘Then & Again’, a choice selection of ’70s covers; this will be available on CD & download via Spinefarm Records on January 28th 2013.

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www.twitter.com/TheTreatmentUK

8 Jan 2013

Vega announce second studio album + UK Tour Dates With FM

VEGA ANNOUNCE SECOND STUDIO ALBUM, ‘WHAT THE HELL!’, TO BE RELEASED VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS/NINETONE ON MARCH 11TH 2013 + UK TOUR DATES WITH FM…

Vega announce second studio album + UK Tour Dates With FM

UK ROCKERS Vega have confirmed a March 11th release for their second studio album, ‘What The Hell!’; this will be the band’s first release for Spinefarm Records/Ninetone, and is the follow-up to their 2010 outing, ‘Kiss Of Life’.

Produced by Vega & co-produced & mixed by John Greatwood (Entombed, Corroded, etc.), the new album features 14 tracks and, according to frontman Nick Workman, each one of them was given a thorough work-out prior to inclusion…

The thing is, we wanted to write an album where every song could be considered as a single. We pretty much demoed each one twice before we were satisfied, and we were fortunate enough to have Joe Elliott cast his ear over some of the demos – his comments were a massive influence on our individual performances…

Also” continues drummer Dan Chantrey, “we decided to record through the night, as we felt that the atmosphere was more in keeping with the tone of the songs. We would start the session with a huge caffeine injection and then push on until we fell asleep behind the drums, the mic, guitars or whatever...

Track-listing for ‘What The Hell!’

1. AUDEAT SOMNIARE
2. WHITE KNUCKLE RIDE
3. WHAT THE HELL!
4. NOT THERE FOR YOU
5. CRY
6. RAISE YA GAME
7. FADE IN TO THE FLAMES
8. YOU CAN’T RUN
9. BLESS MY SOUL
10. SHE WALKS ALONE
11. TURN IT ON
12. SAVIOUR
13. TELL ME ITS GONNA BE ALRIGHT
14. HANDS IN THE AIR

First single, ‘White Knuckle Ride’ is available now on iTunes.

Watch the video below: 

ON THE live front, Vega will be opening for British AOR legends, FM, on their UK tour in March…

FM tour dates feat. Vega
Mar 15 Pontypridd Muni Arts Centre
Mar 16 Wolverhampton Slade Rooms
Mar 17 Glasgow King Tut’s
Mar 18 Bingley Arts Centre
Mar 20 Newcastle O2 Academy2
Mar 21 Manchester Academy 2
Mar 22 Nuneaton Queen’s Hall
Mar 23 London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire

More info here

This is a dream start to 2013 for Vega” comments Nick. “FM are a band we have always had huge respect for, and Steve Overlandhas one of the best voices in rock. Vega will make sure that the audiences are well warmed-up before FM hit the stage! Roll on March!
Vega will also be appearing at the inaugural Hard Rock Hell AOR festival in Rotherham; the event takes place on April 6th/7th.

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8 Jan 2013

Dreamshade Announce their new album 'The Gift Of Life'

SECOND STUDIO ALBUM, ‘THE GIFT OF LIFE’, TO BE RELEASED ON THE 28TH JANUARY 2013.
Dreamshade Announce their new album 'The Gift Of Life'

Swiss melodic death metallers, Dreamshade, will release their brand new album ‘The Gift Of Life’ on January 28th 2013 via Spinefarm Records.

Recorded in the bands own home studio this latest full length offering was produced and mixed by Jacob Hansen, whose previous credits include Amaranthe and Volbeat!

"It is not always easy to make your songs sound exactly as you wished. Sometimes you feel they are great but you know you could have done better. We did not want to have those feelings with this album and to avoid that we've been revising songs over and over until we wouldn't have dared to change a single note. The arrival of Kevin as new vocalist, also, made it possible for us to simply write whatever we could imagine, without constraints. By recording and editing the album in our own studio we managed to have full control of all details, which was great! Since we delivered the demos to Jacob Hansen he has been working very hard for us. He managed to make our tracks sound even better than how we could ever expect. We followed the production closely by assisting him mixing our songs in his studio in Denmark where we had a very good time. We are fully satisfied: from the songwriting to the production, from the videos to the album cover. This is the record we've always dreamed to release." –Guitarist, Rocco Ghielmini.

Discussing the message behind ‘The Gift Of Life’, Ghielmini adds…
"The songs' lyrics are mainly about common life situations: questions, torments, thoughts, goals, facts and reality… we are not giving life lessons to anyone, on the contrary, some lyrics are about our mistakes. We often tell about what we learned from life no matter if it is right or wrong. The main message is to realize life is the most precious thing we got. And we got it for free… The gift of life"

Tracklisiting:
1.Photographs
2.Your Voice
3.The Gift Of Life
4.Sandcastles
5.Consumed Future
6.Our Flame
7.Late Confessions
8.Sincere
9.Elisabeth
10.Wants & Needs

Head over to our Upcoming Releases page to pre-order 'The Gift Of Life'

Check out the new video for 'Consumed Future' below:

7 Jan 2013

Shadows Fall Announce UK Tour With Ill Niño

Massachusetts metal outfit Shadows Fall return to the UK for a series of dates in April 2013.

Shadows Fall Announce UK Tour With Ill Niño

The ‘Epidemic Tour 2013’ will see the five 'special guesting' with the founding fathers of Latin Metal, Ill Nino – an exciting double-header that brings SF back to the UK following an appearance at Download 2012.

"Shadows Fall is incredibly excited to be returning to the UK! We have been waiting since Download to come back to play a full set covering our entire catalogue and raging with all of our friends. These won't just be shows, they will be parties! Come down and help us celebrate as the "Fire From The Sky" World Tour continues to roll." – Brian Fair.

The full list of shows can be found here

Prior to the ‘Epidemic Tour’, Shadows Fall will be taking part in an extensive European run with Testament, starting in Italy in March 2013.

SF’s seventh studio album, ‘Fire From The Sky’, is available now via Spinefarm Records; a new/second single from the album will be released in advance of the ‘Epidemic Tour’.

shadowsfall.com
facebook.com/shadowsfall
twitter.com/ShadowsFallBand

7 Jan 2013

JETTBLACK ADD TWO HEADLINE SHOW TO THEIR APRIL TOUR

JETTBLACK ADD TWO HEADLINE SHOWS TO THEIR APRIL 2013 UK CO-HEADLINE TOUR WITH CRASH DIET
· NEW MINI-ALBUM, ‘BLACK GOLD’, BEING READIED IN SUPPORT…

JETTBLACK ADD TWO HEADLINE SHOW TO THEIR APRIL TOUR

UK rockers, Jettblack, have added two UK headline shows either side of their co-headline April tour with Swedish sleaze rockers, Crash Diet; the first of the headline dates will take place on April 20th at Manchester’s Alter Ego, followed by a second at Southampton’s Joiner’s Arms on April 28th 2013.

JB’s touring schedule is as follows:-

JETTBLACK UK DATES:

20.04.12 MANCHESTER – Alter Ego *
23.04.12 NEWCASTLE – O2 Academy – w/CrashDiet
24.04.12 SHEFFIELD – O2 Academy – w/CrashDiet
25.04.12 BIRMINGHAM – O2 Academy – w/CrashDiet
26.04.12 NOTTINGHAM – Rock City – w/CrashDiet
27.04.12 LONDON – O2 Islington Academy – w/CrashDiet
28.04.12 SOUTHAMPTON – Joiner’s Arms *

*Jettblack only

More info / tickets here

Jettblack will release an 11-track mini-album, ‘Black Gold’, featuring rare, unreleased & reworked material in April 2013 via Spinefarm Records.

Having already been announced to play the first ever HRH AOR Festival 2013 on April 6th plus the main-stage at Scotland’s Les-Fest on June 30th, 2013 is already shaping up to be a busy one for Jettblack.

The band’s sophomore album, ‘Raining Rock’, is out now on Spinefarm.

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