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31 Oct 2013

Dead By April Reschedule European 'Let The World Know' Tour

‘LET THE WORLD KNOW’ EUROPEAN TOUR RESCHEDULED FOR MARCH 2014 IN THE WAKE OF 3rd STUDIO ALBUM…
Dead By April Reschedule European 'Let The World Know' Tour

Swedish melodic metal outfit, Dead By April, have revealed that their extensive European run of dates – initially announced for Nov/Dec this year – will now take place in March 2014 to support the release of the Gothenburg band’s third studio album, ‘Let The World Know’.

According to DBA:-

“Our work on upcoming album, ‘Let The World Know’, has exceeded the initial deadline. We want to make this record absolutely perfect in every way, which has taken more time than expected. The new release date will be mid-February. We can’t wait to perform these songs for you all as we’re very proud of this album!! All the best, and sorry for any inconvenience.”

The London date (already announced) will stay at the Purple Turtle in Mornington Crescent, and all tickets purchased will remain valid.

Venue: The Purple Turtle, North London
Date: March 26th
Doors: 7pm
Starts: 7:30pm

This is one-off UK show at the tail-end of an extensive tour that also takes in Denmark, Germany, Luxembourg, Austria, Finland & Russia. 

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30 Oct 2013

Jettblack To Play Hometown Show On December 21st

JETTBLACK ANNOUNCE HOMETOWN CHRISTMAS HEADLINE SHOW AT BUCKS UNI STUDENT HALL, DECEMBER 21ST

Also on the bill - Meansteed, Night x Night and Born Idol...

Jettblack To Play Hometown Show On December 21st

UK rockers, Jettblack, have announced that they will be headlining a special Christmas party show on Saturday, December 21st; this event will take place in their home town of High Wycombe, at Bucks University Student Union. JB played the same venue last Christmas, and now they’re back again for what could become an annual event…

Opening on the night will be fellow High Wycombe locals, Born Idol, followed by London-based rock ‘n’ rollers Night x Night & Meansteed.

Tickets are available from Seetickets here.

A third studio album from Jettblack is expected in the Autumn of 2014.

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23 Oct 2013

Amaranthe Announces 2014 European Headliner Tour!

Amaranthe Announces 2014 European Headliner Tour!

The time is finally here to announce our very first headline tour in Europe! We are very excited to bring a special, full length set to our fans throughout the continent! This tour finally includes our first dates in the UK in support of 'THE NEXUS'.

Joining us on this tour are two amazing up-and-coming Swedish bands; DEALS DEATH and SMASH INTO PIECES.

For full list of dates go to http://www.amaranthe.se/!

More dates to follow, ticket links coming soon!

21 Oct 2013

Amaranthe Headlining European Tour

Amaranthe Headlining European Tour

The time is finally here for Amaranthe to announce their very first headline tour in Europe!

"We are very excited to bring a special, full length set to our fans throughout the continent! This tour finally includes our first dates in the UK in support of 'THE NEXUS'."

Check out the tour dates here.

18 Oct 2013

Protest The Hero Release Lyric Video For 'A Life Embossed'

Protest The Hero Release Lyric Video For 'A Life Embossed'

Due to the overwhelming response to the lyric video for the track ‘Clarity’ from their forthcoming album ‘Volition’, issued via Spinefarm Records on November 4th, Protest the Hero today release a lyric video for one of the more socially conscious songs on the record, ‘A Life Embossed’.

Lead singer Rody Walker, who wrote the lyrics for the track, says:

“The boys in PTH are long-time dog lovers, and it has come to our attention that there's injustice afoot! Our home of Ontario Canada is the largest territory in all the world to pass legislation that discriminates against a specific breed of dog. This is a worldwide issue that the band is incredibly disturbed by. The song and video for ‘A Life Embossed’ attempts to draw much-needed attention to an issue that effects all dog lovers alike.”

‘Volition’ will be supported by a world tour, starting November 7th in Ottawa, Canada, and in the UK on February 1st 2014.

Volition is also available for pre-order at http://goo.gl/Ksd93Q iTunes.

Protest the Hero will be returning to the UK in February 2014 as part of their headline European tour. Supporting Protest the Hero on this string of dates will be UK outfits Tesseract & The Safety Fire, plus Toronto-based Intervals.
Dates for the UK run are below:-
01.02.14 UK Brighton @ Concorde 2
02.02.14 UK Birmingham @ O2 Academy2
04.02.14 UK Sheffield @ Corporation
05.02.14 UK Glasgow @ Classic Grand
06.02.14 UK Manchester @ Academy2
07.02.14 UK London @ The Electric Ballroom

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10 Oct 2013

Protest The Hero Announce New Drummer

Protest The Hero Announce New Drummer

AFTER THE departure of long-time drummer, Moe Carlson, Protest the Hero enlisted Lamb Of God drummer Chris Adler to fill the position for the recording of their forthcoming album, ‘Volition’ – set for release (ex-N. America) via Spinefarm Records on October 28th.

Now with extensive touring on the horizon, the band has decided to fill the slot permanently, with Mike Leradi being welcomed into the fold.

Here is the statement from the band:-

"Finding a new drummer has proven to be a tough task! We had interest and video submissions from many friends, fans, and family alike (yes, Choadie's mom sent in a video of her ripping ‘C'est La Vie!’). Every single one of those submissions was wonderful, but we realised it was going to be impossible to select a drummer based on a YouTube video. We needed someone we knew. Someone who we thought we wouldn't murder and leave at the side of the road two weeks into a tour. We think we have found that person in Mike Ieradi – a Canadian fella we met many moons ago.

“What's that you say? Mike is already in another band? Yes, he is. He will be playing in two bands on this upcoming tour of North America. He will be opening with his band The Kindred, and will then wrap the night up playing with us. Despite pulling double duty on this tour, he IS the newest member of pth and will hopefully be with us until we hang up the old jazz picks. No pressure, Mike! "

Mike Ieradi comments:-

"Hey everyone! Mike Ieradi here, and happy to announce my new role in Protest the Hero. I'm excited to be a full blown member of a great band with some great friends, and looking forward to the future with these goons. Stoked to see everyone out on this upcoming tour, and I hope you enjoy watching me sweat my way through two sets with Protest and The Kindred. It should be a fun one!”

The PTH world tour commences on November 7th in Ottawa, Canada. The band will hit shores in February 2014 as part of their headline European tour. Supporting Protest the Hero on this string of dates will be UK outfits Tesseract & The Safety Fire, plus Toronto-based Intervals.
Dates for the UK run are below:-
01.02.14 UK Brighton @ Concorde 2
02.02.14 UK Birmingham @ O2 Academy2
04.02.14 UK Sheffield @ Corporation
05.02.14 UK Glasgow @ Classic Grand
06.02.14 UK Manchester @ Academy2
07.02.14 UK London @ The Electric Ballroom

‘Volition’ is available for pre-order on iTunes here: http://po.st/PTHITU

‘Volition’ is also available for pre-order at: http://po.st/PTHAMZ (Amazon Signed exclusive) / http://po.st/PTHPLY (Standard)

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10 Oct 2013

Ghost B.C To Release Dave Grohl Produced EP, 'If You Have Ghost'

LISTEN TO NEW SINGLE, ‘IF YOU HAVE GHOST’ (ORIGINALLY RECORDED BY ROKY ERICKSON) 

Ghost B.C To Release Dave Grohl Produced EP, 'If You Have Ghost'

Linköping, Sweden – October 10, 2103 – Sweden’s Ghost B.C. today announced that their new EP entitled If You Have Ghost will be released by Loma Vista Recordings on November 19th.

The five-track EP was recorded and produced by Dave Grohl, and includes cover versions of songs by Roky Erickson, ABBA, Army Of Lovers & Depeche Mode, plus a live version of the Ghost B.C. offering, ‘Secular Haze’, recorded from a live ritual in Brooklyn earlier this year.

EX-N. America (with the exception of Scandinavia), Spinefarm Records will be the new releasing partner for Loma Vista on all Ghost B.C. recordings, including the new EP and previous album. Spinefarm releases are distributed through Caroline/Universal in all territories, including the UK where a November 18th date has been confirmed for
the release of If You Have Ghost; the EP release date in other territories will vary slightly.

If You Have Ghost is available for pre-order now HERE and will be available on CD, 12” vinyl and digitally. Those who pre-order the EP will receive an instant free download of ‘Secular Haze – Live’. To stream the lead track If You Have Ghost click HERE.

Ghost B.C. recently travelled to the U.S. to join Avenged Sevenfold & Deftones for the ‘Hail To The King’ tour; these dates – which run until October 26 – mark the band’s first proper US outing since their ‘Haze Over America’ trek earlier this year. Ghost B.C. also appeared at various music festivals across the US this summer, including Coachella, Lollapalooza and Rock On The Range.

In Europe, meanwhile, Ghost B.C. will join forces with Alice In Chains for a run of dates that start in the UK, on November 9th, before heading across to mainland Europe.

The UK dates are:-

Nov 9 – Alexandra Palace, London
Nov 10 – Leeds, 02 Academy
Nov 11 – Manchester, Academy
Nov 13 – Birmingham, 02 Academy
Nov 14 – Glasgow, O2 Academy
Nov 16 – Newport, Centre

Ghost B.C. released their second psalm INFESTISSUMAM on April 16th via Loma Vista Recordings. This 10-song offering was produced by Grammy® Award-winning producer Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Queens Of The Stone Age, Alice in Chains) in Nashville, TN, and debuted at #1 on the iTunes Rock Album Chart in the US, where SPIN called the record, "one of the most anticipated heavy metal albums of 2013”.

If You Have Ghost EP – Track- listing

1. If You Have Ghosts (originally recorded By Roky Erickson)
2. I Am A Marionette (originally recorded By ABBA)
3. Crucified (originally recorded by Army Of Lovers)
4. Waiting For The Night (originally recorded By Depeche Mode)
5. Secular Haze (Recorded live at Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn)

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ABOUT GHOST B.C.
Hailing from Linköping, Sweden, Ghost B.C. formed in in 2008. They released their heralded debut album, Opus Eponymous, on October 18th, 2011. UK's Metal Hammer praised the album saying it was "an arcane occult feast”, while in the US Decibel Magazine said they "compel on pretty much every sensory level”, and the Village Voice proclaimed "Ghost is Swedish, heavy, and tasked with slicing your soul to bits – or at least your ears”. In 2011, Ghost B.C. performed at the annual Download Festival in the United Kingdom. The band's fan-base began to swell, and not long after added some of hard rock's finest to this group. Additionally that year, Ghost B.C. took part in the ‘Defenders Of The Faith III’ tour with Trivium, In Flames & Rise To Remain. In early 2012, Ghost B.C. embarked on their first tour of the United States, and later that year they shared the stage with Mastodon and Opeth on their ‘Heritage Hunter Tour’ in North America. That summer, the band was invited by Metallica's James Hetfield to perform on the main-stage of Metallica's first annual ‘Orion Music + More’ festival.

9 Oct 2013

The Cadillac Three Confirm Debut UK Show

+ NEW ALBUM, ‘TENNESSEE MOJO’, SET FOR RELEASE VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS ON NOVEMBER 11th

The Cadillac Three Confirm Debut UK Show

THE CADILLAC THREE will visit the UK for the first time this winter; the raw rockin’ trio – from Nashville, Tennessee – have announced a headline show for the Barfly in North London on December 3rd.

This one-off date will come hard on the heels of the band’s debut album, ‘Tennessee Mojo’, scheduled for release through Spinefarm Records on November 11th.

Recorded by vocalist / guitarist Jaren Johnston, bassist Kelby Ray & drummer Neil Mason, the record – fashioned “in a basement” on late nights and strong whiskey – is a ragged, honest, gritty, groove-ridden 13-tracker that sees the ‘crazy cajun’ musicians blending the spirit and values of country with the bite of hard rock.

The lead single & title track, ‘Tennessee Mojo’, scheduled for October 14th, neatly straddles the line between the two, showing just what can be achieved when the pick-up truck is given some serious fuel-injection.
If The South really is gonna rise again, you get the feeling that these sons of Nashville (yes, they have appeared on the TV show… and shared stages with Skynyrd and ZZ Top) will be leading the charge.

9 Oct 2013

Michael Monroe - Never Sell Your Soul

Michael Monroe - Never Sell Your Soul

Michael Monroe’s last album, Sensory Overdrive, was a worldwide critical and commercial success. The band’s new album, Horns and Halos, which was released world-wide on August 23 is a cosmopolitan affair, written and recorded around the world by the international posse.

The beating heart of the group consists of bass player, Sami Yaffa, and drummer, Karl Rockfist. Sami and Michael go way back, to the 1980s.

Sami played bass in Hanoi Rocks and started Demolition 23, with Michael. Karl has gone from charging neighborhood kids to see his pre-teen KISS cover project to pounding the skins behind stars, like Glenn Danzig and Joan Osborne.

The band’s six-string guts pack a real punch with Swedish legend Dregen and lead guitarist and primary songwriter, Steve Conte.

I had the pleasure of speaking to the legendary glam rock singer, Michael Monroe, about his latest release and the importance of keeping one’s integrity.

READ THE WHOLE INTERVIEW OVER AT GUITAR INTERNATIONAL!

9 Oct 2013

Revolver's Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock Calendar 2014

FEATURING ELIZE RYD FROM AMARANTHE
Revolver's Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock Calendar 2014

Revolver's exclusive Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock 2014 calendar is back!  The 2014 edition stars cover girls Heidi Shepherd & Carla Harvey of Butcher Babies. This year's calendar features 15 of the loveliest ladies in hard rock and heavy music.

The calendar also packs plenty of hard-rock and metal trivia, including landmark album release dates, historic concerts, musician birthdays, and much more!  

ORDER YOUR COPY HERE!

4 Oct 2013

CHTHONIC WILL EMBARK ON FIRST EVER ACOUSTIC TOUR

CHTHONIC WILL EMBARK ON FIRST EVER ACOUSTIC TOUR

In late October, Taiwanese metallers CHTHONIC will embark on their first-ever acoustic concert tour at century-old bú-tik palaces in Taoyuan, Taichung, and Tainan in line with the theme of the band's new album, "Bú-tik".

In fact, CHTHONIC members have visited Bú-tik palaces around Taiwan as they were preparing for "Bú-tik", and it was during the visits that CHTHONIC first had the idea of having acoustic performances in these historic buildings.

"We wanted to perform in Bú-tik palaces so badly, but we were worried that we may damage the historic buildings," bassist Doris Yeh said. "So we came up with the idea to specially design acoustic concerts for the historic buildings."

In preparation for the acoustic tour, CHTHONIC members have been rearranging songs and repeatedly practicing.

"This is the hardest tour at all. We don't just rearrange the songs, we also have to rearrange our personalities," said lead vocalist Freddy Lim. "We normally just can't stay still, but this is a good chance for us to find our interior calmness," Dani Wang, the drummer, said.

CHTHONIC invited the band Chocolate Tiger, led by their good friend Enno Cheng, as the opening guest, while also inviting popular folk singers as special guests at each of the concert. Two of the guests will be Lin Sheng-xiang and Panai, while the CHTHONIC decides to keep the name of the third guest as a surprise for their fans.

"We can't wait to see these master musicians to perform CHTHONIC music!" Doris said.

To make sure that the historic buildings will remain intact, CHTHONIC will sell combo tickets for the concert, which will include a pair of "Bú-tik" socks and a bamboo seat cushion, so that fans may take off their shoes and put on the socks at the entrance, and sit comfortably on the cushion.

A short clip of an acoustic version of "Set Fire to the Island" can be seen below.

Following the unplugged tour in Taiwan, CHTHONIC will be traveling to Europe in early November to join the Norwegian band SATYRICON for a two-month European tour.

 

1 Oct 2013

Protest The Hero Reveal The 'Real' Artwork For 'Volition'

PROTEST THE HERO LAUNCH INTERACTIVE FAN-SOURCING EXPERIENCE TO REVEAL THE ‘REAL’ ARTWORK FOR NEW ALBUM ‘VOLITION’, RELEASED OCTOBER 28th VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS…

Protest The Hero Reveal The 'Real' Artwork For 'Volition'

iTUNES PRE-ORDER GOES LIVE TODAY

CONTINUING THE sleight-of-hand marketing skills that have defined their career, Protest the Hero today announce that the artwork revealed two weeks ago as the cover for their new album, Volition, is not the actual cover art but instead the artwork for the digital version of the record.

The band have created an interactive app to reveal the true art. Below is the app description from the guys themselves…

“Today we launch a unique, interactive fan-sourcing experience to reveal the Jeff Jordan-created artwork for our forthcoming album, Volition. Playing off the night vision-equipped vultures featured in the artwork, each fan’s visibility is restricted to the immediate area surrounding their cursor, giving them limited access to the illustration. Each visitor’s viewfinder moves simultaneously amongst the others, forming a real-time flock of crowd-sourced clarity – fans must work together to expand their collective vision and reveal the artwork in its entirety. The link for the app is: http://volition.protestthehero.ca

Also today, Volition is available for pre-order on iTunes. Those pre-ordering the album will be able to immediately download the first single from Volition, “Clarity”, the lyric video for which has already been revealed. Pre-order Volition from iTunes here. 

Volition is also available for pre-order here - Amazon (signed exclusive).

Protest the Hero will be returning to the UK in February 2014 as part of their headline European tour. Supporting Protest the Hero on this string of dates will be UK outfits Tesseract & The Safety Fire, plus Toronto-based Intervals.
Dates for the UK run are below:-
01.02.14 UK Brighton @ Concorde 2
02.02.14 UK Birmingham @ O2 Academy2
04.02.14 UK Sheffield @ Corporation
05.02.14 UK Glasgow @ Classic Grand
06.02.14 UK Manchester @ Academy2
07.02.14 UK London @ The Electric Ballroom

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1 Oct 2013

Benea Reach To Support Skyharbour In The UK

+ NEW SINGLE, ‘DESOLATE’, FROM CURRENT STUDIO ALBUM ‘POSSESSION’, RELEASED EARLIER THIS YEAR VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS, IS AVAILABLE TO STREAM NOW…

Benea Reach To Support Skyharbour In The UK

Grammy-nominated tech-metallers BENEA REACH will be special-guesting with Indian metal band Skyharbor on 4 UK dates this month.

The Oct tour dates are:-
13/10 - LONDON (Barfly)
14/10 - EXETER
15/10 - BIRMINGHAM
16/10 - GLASGOW

Previous to these UK dates, Benea Reach will play Euroblast Festival, Germany, on October 11th, alongside acts such as Meshuggah, The Ocean & Textures.

SOUNDCLOUD LINK TO ‘DESOLATE’: https://soundcloud.com/spinefarmrecords/desolate-1?in=spinefarmrecords/sets/benea-reach-possession-1

An appearance at the Brainstorm Festival, Apeldoorn, the Netherlands, has also been confirmed for November 2nd; this sees BR joining a bill that includes label-mates Swallow The Sun amongst others.

The video for ‘Mountains’, the first single from the ‘Possession’ album, has been shot in Norway and directed / animated by UK-based artist & film-maker Robin Fuller (Feed The Rhino, Hawk Eyes, The Defiled). You can watch the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgkBtSjSux4

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