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19 Dec 2013

The Cadillac Three announced as support to Eric Church on his February tour

Wild-eyed Nashville rockers to guest with Eric Church on European tour in Feb / March 2014

+ debut album, ‘TENNESSEE MOJO’, out now via Spinefarm Records…

The Cadillac Three announced as support to Eric Church on his February tour

The Cadillac Three – the three-piece band, born an’ raised in Nashville, who have been described as the noisy progeny of “Metallica & Hank Williams” – have revealed they will be main support to Eric Church across his European tour in Feb / March 2014.

This run of dates takes in five shows in the UK & Ireland, including an appearance at the O2 Shepherds Bush Empire on March 2nd.

These dates see the band returning to the UK & Ireland in the wake of their debut sold out UK performance (December 3rd) at The Barfly in London. Whilst in the UK for this headline show, the three also completed an acoustic session for the legendary Bob Harris (Radio 2), and opened up for rock ‘n’ roll icon Michael Monroe at the Islington Academy in London.

“We had an absolute blast when we were in the UK,” says vocalist / guitarist Jaren Johnston. “We had no idea how we would be received in London, but to sell out our first headline show was really something; and then to hear the crowd singing back our lyrics in accents we’d never heard before, that just gave us chills. I believe some people had travelled over from Sweden just to be there…”

UK DATES 2014:-

Mon, 24 Feb - Olympia Theatre - Dublin, Ireland
Tues, 25 Feb - Ulster Hall - Belfast, UK
Thurs, 27 Feb - O2 ABC Glasgow - Glasgow, UK
Sat, 1 Mar - The Ritz - Manchester, UK
Sun, 2 Mar - O2 Shepherds Bush Empire - London, UK

Following these dates, the tour heads off into Europe, taking in shows in Holland, Germany, Sweden & Norway.

Tickets are available here

TC3’s debut album, ‘Tennessee Mojo’, is available now via Spinefarm Records.

19 Dec 2013

The Treatment announce New album and UK headline tour

NEW STUDIO ALBUM SET FOR RELEASE ON FEBRUARY 3rd 2014 VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS BACKED UP BY HEADLINE UK TOUR…
The Treatment announce New album and UK headline tour

THE TREATMENT have announced a headline tour of the UK for February 2014 in support of their new / second studio album, title tbc.

“We cannot wait to get back on the road in February! If you are coming to the show, prepare yourself for the wildest night. In February, we're bringing the party to you!” – Matt Jones, The Treatment vocalist.

At the moment, the Cambridge outfit are out on the road with Aussie rockers Airbourne, guesting on a run of 11 UK dates that climaxes at the London Forum on Dec 13th, and also takes in an appearance (on November30th) at the Hard Rock Hell event in North Wales.

The full list of headline shows is as follows:-

FEBRUARY 2014

3 Norwich, Waterfront Studio
4 Nottingham, Rock City Basement
5 Stoke, The Sugarmill
7 London, O2 Academy, Islington
8 Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms
9 Manchester, Academy 3
10 Sheffield, Corporation
11 Glasgow, King Tut’s
13 Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
14 Bristol, Thekla

Following the tour, the band will be making appearances at rock festivals at home & abroad, as well as releasing further singles & videos from Album No. 2.

4 Dec 2013

THE TREATMENT NEW ‘I BLEED ROCK + ROLL’ VIDEO LAUNCHED IN SUPPORT OF UK DATES WITH AIRBOURNE…

THE TREATMENT have filmed a video for new track ‘I Bleed Rock + Roll’ – the song is taken from the Cambridge quintet’s second studio album, set to be released via Spinefarm Records early in 2014; this is the follow-up to the band’s 2011 debut outing, ‘This Might Hurt’, also released via Spinefarm.

 

 Says, Matt, The Treatment frontman:-

“This video is what The Treatment are all about. In your face, high energy rock n roll. We're back.”

 

See the video below.

 

27 Nov 2013

AMARANTHE REVEAL BRAND NEW VIDEO FOR CURRENT SINGLE, ‘INVINCIBLE'

AMARANTHE REVEAL BRAND NEW VIDEO FOR CURRENT SINGLE, ‘INVINCIBLE'

New single, ‘Invincible’, plus acoustic B-side track, ‘Serendipity’, is available now through the Spinefarm label.

The band will embark on an extensive run of headline European dates in March/April 2014, including three UK shows –
their first in support of current studio album, ‘The Nexus’.

05.04.2014 - 02 Academy Islington - London
09.04.2014 - Slade Rooms - Wolverhampton
11.04.2014 - Rescue Rooms - Nottingham

Buy tickets here

 

Watch the video below...

26 Nov 2013

Amaranthe chased by mysterious men in black!

Amaranthe: Invincible single & video
Amaranthe chased by mysterious men in black!

The third single from AMARANTHE's sophomore album, 'THE NEXUS', is out now, accompanied by a video directed by Patric Ullaeus. The video was shot on location in Hollywood, Las Vegas, the Nevada desert & the Grand Canyon, amongst other locations, and it’s certainly the most ambitious AMARANTHE clip to date.

Comments guitarist Olof Mörck:
“‘INVINCIBLE' is probably my favourite AMARANTHE song so far, and it’s very exciting to see it finally becoming a single and a video! We had an absolute blast shooting it, and this time we flew in Patric Ullaeus and his crew to some kick-ass locations around the USA. People have come to expect elaborate videos from AMARANTHE, but this one certainly takes the cake!"

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE!

Track list of the digital single goes like this:
1. Invincible
2. Serepidity - acoustic version
3. Invincible - instrumental

The single is now available at the digital marketplaces and Spotify.
Physical copies will be available at future AMARANTHE shows.

20 Nov 2013

JAPAN'S VAMPS ANNOUNCE SPECIAL GUESTS FOR L.A. + NYC SHOWS

DUO TO PERFORM AT HOUSE OF BLUES + ROSELAND IN DECEMBER BAND SUPPORTING 'SEX BLOOD ROCK N' ROLL'
JAPAN'S VAMPS ANNOUNCE SPECIAL GUESTS FOR L.A. + NYC  SHOWS

(New York, NY:) VAMPS have announced the special guests for their upcoming shows in L.A. and NYC, their only U.S. appearances of 2013.

Living Dead Lights will serve as the special guest for the Los Angeles show at the iconic House of Blues on December 4, while Killcode have come aboard for the NYC show at the soon-to-be-closed Roseland on December 8.

But that's not all!

Sid from Slipknot will be the guest DJ at both the L.A. and NYC shows.

It's going to be a party on both coasts, for sure!

These VAMPS gigs are shaping up to be "can't miss" and "must see" events -- these are no mere concerts! The band, which is pretty much bigger than God in its native Japan, camping out at several-thousand seat venues for week-long residencies, has the U.S. squarely in its sights, promising a night to remember on each coast.


VAMPS plan to leave a mark.

The duo last crashed American shores over three years ago. They are back supporting Sex Blood Rock N' Roll, a collection of hard-charging, addictively catchy rock anthems available now via Spinefarm Records in the U.S. Rock bible Kerrang! awarded the record a 4-K review, warning "Don't let these VAMPS pass you by."

Like Disturbed? Avenged Sevenfold? Black Veil Brides? Stone Sour? Dig bands with a delightfully dark look? Then you will certainly love the rock that VAMPS dole out.

The band is also offering a special 2-for-1 ticket option. Fans can enter the code "VAMPS" to unlock the offer here.

15 Nov 2013

MYGRAIN PREMIERE VIDEO FOR "WAKING UP THE DAMNED"!

MYGRAIN PREMIERE VIDEO FOR "WAKING UP THE DAMNED"!

From the album 'PLANETARY BREATHING', out NOW!

13 Nov 2013

MICHAEL MONROE PREMIERE VIDEO FOR "STAINED GLASS HEART"

MICHAEL MONROE PREMIERE VIDEO FOR "STAINED GLASS HEART"

Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of a new music video by Michael Monroe.

The song, "Stained Glass Heart," is the third single from Monroe's new album, Horns and Halos (Spinefarm Records).

“I'm feeling quite excited about our new ‘Stained Glass Heart’ video,” Monroe says. “It was shot in Helsinki at an amusement park on a perfectly grey and rainy day, which made it look more like an ‘abusement park.’ The video turned out very cool and classy.”

Read the full stoyr over at GUITAR WORLD!

8 Nov 2013

MICHAEL MONROE: THIRD SINGLE/VIDEO 'STAINED GLASS HEART'

MICHAEL MONROE: THIRD SINGLE/VIDEO 'STAINED GLASS HEART'

Michael Monroe has released the new single & video, ‘Stained Glass Heart’, taken from the new studio outing, ‘Horns And Halos’, available now via Spinefarm Records. Take a tour at the amusement park Linnanmäki in Helsinki, Finland and watch the video for ‘Stained Glass Heart’ here.

“I’m feeling quite excited about our new ‘Stained Glass Heart’ video. It was shot in Helsinki at an amusement park on a perfectly grey and rainy day, which made it look more like an ‘abusement park’! It turned out very cool and classy” -Michael Monroe

On the live front, MM has revealed plans for an extensive world tour, including Japan, UK and Finland. “Now that the new album is out, we can finally play the new songs live and create a whole new set-list. That’s why I’m especially excited about the up and coming tour dates. See you all soon down the road!” -Michael Monroe

Tour dates:
15.11. Japan, Osaka-Shi, Quattro
16.11. Japan, Tokyo, Liquid Room
17.11. Japan, Tokyo, Bay Hall
27.11. UK, Newcastle, Northumbria Uni, Student’s Union
28.11. UK, York, Duchess
29.11. UK, Glasgow, Cathouse
30.11. UK, Prestatyn, Hard Rock Hell
01.12. UK, Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
02.12. UK, Bristol, Thekla
03.12. UK, Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms
04.12. UK, London, O2Academy Islington
05.12. Finland, Lahti, Finlandia-klubi
06.12. Finland, Turku, Caribia Areena
07.12. Finland, Helsinki, Kaapelitehdas

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7 Nov 2013

Protest The Hero reveal brand new video for 'Underbite'

PROTEST THE HERO: VIDEO FOR ‘UNDERBITE’ LAUNCHES TODAY
NEW STUDIO ALBUM, ‘VOLITION’, OUT THIS WEEK

Protest The Hero reveal brand new video for 'Underbite'

In celebration of the launch of brand new album, ‘Volition’, Protest The Hero today release their new video for the track ‘Underbite’. Carrying on their tradition of being totally non-traditional, the clip features the band members as finger puppets.

PTH comments:

"We admit, we have had some pretty outlandish ideas for music videos in the past. We may not have hit it out the park with all of those ideas – but something tells me we are close with this one.
When we brought up the idea of a full-blown puppet video to our friend / directer Marc, he laughed in our faces. He continued laughing for weeks until he remembered that a friend of his knew how to make wonderful little paper puppets. That's when he got serious.
He took on the idea with every bit of his creative being, and this is the result. You may not like the song, you may not agree with the lyrics, but if you don’t like the video, we don’t like you."

Below is the video for ‘Underbite’

The ‘Volition’ world tour is now underway, kicking off in Canada and coming to the UK in February 2014. The UK dates are as follows:-

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’ DEBUTED AT #20 IN THE U.S. AND #7 IN CANADA.

You can buy 'Volition' Here:
iTunes
Amazon

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1 Nov 2013

Scott Stapp Set To Release New Album Next January 20th

The new album Proof Of Life, out next year, includes lead track 'Slow Suicide'. 

Scott Stapp Set To Release New Album Next January 20th

Grammy-Award winning artist Scott Stapp releases the deeply personal 'Proof of Life' on January 20th 2014.

Frontman Stapp's second solo album 'Proof Of Life' follows on from 2005's 'The Great Divide', and features 11 new songs including lead track 'Slow Suicide'.

As vocalist with US outfit CREED, Stapp has sold nearly 30 million albums around the world, had three Grammy nominations and one win for ‘Best Rock Song’ with ‘With Arms Wide Open’, plus 11 US Number One Singles.

And now, Stapp returns to solo duty with ‘Proof of Life’, featuring drummers Kenny Aronoff & Josh Freese, plus guitarists Phil X & Ken Pierce, amongst others.

Stapp says:

"This is the most meaningful record of my career. I’ve made a lot of messes in my life, but I’ve learnt that I can take a mess and turn it into a message. This album chronicles my struggles, my journey and it’s the most honest record I have ever written.”

Having published his autobiography, the ultra-candid ‘Sinner’s Creed’, last year, Stapp is now ready to continue his solo musical journey, and ‘Proof of Life’ is sure to appeal to the legions of Creed fans, along with anyone with an ear for a good song delivered direct from the heart…

 “Y’know,” continues Stapp, “the fans have always meant everything to me, and over the years they’ve come to me and told me how through my music they’ve gotten through the worst of times, and that hit me. With this album, it’s the first time that when I listened back to the tracks, it became a cathartic experience for me.”

Proof of Life Track Listing is as follows:

1. Slow Suicide
2. Who I Am
3. Proof of Life
4. New Day Coming
5. Only One
6. Break Out
7. Hit Me More
8. Jesus Was A RockStar
9. What Would Love Do
10. Crash
11. Dying To Live

A life-long Christian and a dedicated rocker, Stapp is looking to start a world tour in March 2014.

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1 Nov 2013

Estonian Metallers Metsatöll to Release Three Catalog Albums Digitally

New Single Out November 19 & Touring This Fall
Estonian Metallers Metsatöll to Release Three Catalog Albums Digitally

(New York, NY): Estonian folk-metal band Metsatöll will be releasing three albums from their catalog digitally on November 5. The band will release the new single "Lööme Mesti" ("Together") on November 19, which will appear on their upcoming album, due out in March. They will embark on a U.S. tour this fall, so there is plenty of activity in the Metsatöll universe this fall and through the end of 2013.

Albums Äio (2010), Ulg (2011) and Tuska (2012) will see digital release on November 5.  

If you're not familiar with this unique and difficult-to-classify band, which is a badge of honor and a nod to their genre-bending, flip-the-script style, here's a brief history lesson.

Their humble beginnings are as such: On February 24, 1999, three men held a meeting at the borders of the Pääsküla bog (Tallinn suburbs), in the singer and guitar player Markus’ basement, one of whom could play a little bit of guitar, another who knew how to play a little bit of drums, and a third who had come up with a sufficiently ancient-sounding name that would be just right for a heavy metal band – "Metsatöll."

The name "Metsatöll" is an ancient Estonian euphemism for wolf.

The thought soon turned into reality and over the next few days four or five songs were composed and a couple of months later, there was an entire album's worth of material

The demo album Terast mis hangunud me hinge was released in the autumn of 1999. Soon afterwards, Lauri joined the band, bringing with him a second guitar, the torupill (bagpipes), kannels, zithers and flutes.
  
Metsatöll’s current line-up was finalized in 2004, when drummer Atso took up the place behind the kit. That same year, the band crushed all previous sales records for an Estonian metal artist and won Metsatöll the Best Metal Act 2005 award at the Estonian Music Awards ceremony. They have won the award five times in a row.

Metsatöll have toured the U.S. three times prior.

If you've not heard of the band yet, well, now is your chance to expand your sonic palette, as three albums are being issued digitally and they will be touring North American shores through mid-December. 

TOUR DATES:
Finntroll, Blackguard and Metsatoll 

11/4/2013 -- West Springfield , VA -- Empire
11/5/2013 -- New York City, NY -- Stage 48
11/6/2013 -- Montreal QC -- Club Soda
11/7/2013 -- Quebec City -- Imperial de Quebec
11/8/2013 -- Ottawa, ON -- Mavericks
11/9/2013 -- Worcester, MA -- The Palladium
11/10/2013 -- Pittsburgh, PA -- Altar Bar
11/11/2013 -- Cleveland, OH -- Agora Ballroom
11/12/2013 -- London, ON -- Rum Runners
11/13/2013 -- Joliet, IL -- Mojoes
11/14/2013 -- Minneapolis, MN -- Mill City Nights
11/15/2013 -- Winnipeg , MB -- The Zoo
11/16/2013 -- Regina, SK -- The Exchange
11/17/2013 -- Calgary, AL -- The Republik
11/18/2013 -- Edmonton, AL -- Pawn Shop
11/20/2013 -- Vancouver, BC -- Red Room
11/21/2013 -- Seattle, WA -- El Corazon
11/22/2013 -- Portland, OR -- Hawthorne Theatre
11/23/2013 -- San Francisco, CA -- Slim's
11/24/2013 -- Anaheim, CA -- The Grove
11/26/2013 -- Las Vegas, NV -- LVCS
11/27/2013 -- Tempe, AZ -- Club Red
11/29/2013 -- Salt Lake City, UT-- In the Venue
11/30/2013 -- Denver, CO-- Bluebird Theater
12/1/2013 -- Lawrence, KS -- Granada
12/2/2013 -- Dallas, TX -- Trees
12/3/2013 -- San Antonio, TX -- Backstage Live
12/4/2013 -- Houston, TX -- Scout Bar
12/6/2013 -- Tampa, FL -- Orpheum
12/7/2013 -- Atlanta, GA -- The Masquerade
12/8/2013 -- Louisville , KY -- Diamond Pub and Billiards
12/9/2013 -- Frederick, MD -- Cafe 611

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

www.protestthehero.ca
www.facebook.com/protestthehero
www.twitter.com/ProtestTheHero

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

http://www.myspace.com/beneareach
http://www.facebook.com/beneareach

27 Sep 2013

The Almighty: 'Re-F**kin'-issues!' Re-Fuckin-Scheduled For January 2014 Via Spinefarm

CLASSIC EARLY ALBUMS SET FOR OFFICIAL RE-RELEASE COMPLETE WITH BONUS AUDIO & VISUAL CONTENT…

The Almighty: 'Re-F**kin'-issues!' Re-Fuckin-Scheduled For January 2014 Via Spinefarm

ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED for September 30th, the first two Almighty Re-issues – ‘Blood, Fire & Love’ (first released in 1989) & ‘Soul Destruction’ (first released in 1991) – have now been rescheduled for January 20th 2014.

In an effort to make these new versions as complete as possible, the release date has been put back, and extra attention given to the early work of a band (formed in Scotland in 1988) who have long been regarded as influential, splicing elements of rock, punk & metal, and notching up a Top 5 UK album and successive Top 30 singles.

Musically, The Almighty staked their ground between Motorhead & ‘Electric’-era Cult, which made their early Polydor releases – five albums, starting with ‘Blood, Fire & Love’ – a breath of fresh air for riff-hungry rock fans the world over; and now, with their reputation continuing to flourish, Spinefarm has taken over from Polydor (the band’s original home) as the label co-ordinating the Re-issue campaign…

THE INITIAL batch of Re-issues (fully official and put together under band supervision) will appear beneath the ‘RE-F**KIN’-ISSUES’ banner and be divided into two parts – the first pair of titles coming out on January 20th and the following releases a couple of months later.

All of the Re-issues will come complete with extensive bonus content, including live, studio, remix & acoustic recordings, plus liner notes, special packaging and track-by-track comments from Almighty main-man Ricky Warwick, now fronting Black Star Riders / Thin Lizzy.

There is also talk of live Almighty shows featuring key original members, along with a brand new studio album.

There’s still no stoppin’ them. Al-f**kin’-mighty, all-f**kin’-hail!

26 Sep 2013

Stone Temple Pilots Reveal Studio Footage + Interviews In A Brand New Clip

+ LYRIC VIDEO FOR ‘BLACK HEART’ FROM FORTHCOMING EP, ‘HIGH RISE’

Stone Temple Pilots Reveal Studio Footage + Interviews In A Brand New Clip

Multi-platinum American rockers, Stone Temple Pilots, have revealed an 8.5 minute clip that explores the writing & recording process for ‘High Rise’; the clip features behind-the-scenes studio footage and band interviews.

Which can be viewed right here!

A lyric video for the track, ‘Black Heart’, has also been revealed.

‘Black Heart’ features on the band’s new EP, the aforementioned ‘High Rise’, set for UK release on October 7th via Spinefarm Records; this is the second featured track to be released with new vocalist, Chester Bennington (Linkin Park); ‘Out Of Time’, also on the EP, was the first to be revealed.

Plans for a seventh Stone Temple Pilots studio album (featuring Bennington) have been confirmed, and a UK touring plot is currently in the planning stages.

Stone Temple Pilots are: Chester Bennington (lead vocals), Robert DeLeo (bass & backing vocals), Dean DeLeo (guitar), Eric Kretz (drums)

25 Sep 2013

SWALLOW THE SUN TO LIVESTREAM SEPTEMBER 26 SHOW IN FINLAND

DOOM LEGENDS TO PERFORM DEBUT ALBUM THE MORNING NEVER CAME IN FULL
SWALLOW THE SUN TO LIVESTREAM SEPTEMBER 26 SHOW IN FINLAND

Iconic Finnish doom merchants Swallow the Sun are embarking on a fall tour to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their landmark debut album The Morning Never Came.

The band's show, scheduled for Thursday, September 26 in Tampere in their native Finland, will be livestreamed globally (10PM UTC/6PM EDT).

Swallow the Sun will perform the album in full, adding other tracks to the encore.

The Morning Never Came was universally lauded upon release and earned the rare 5K review from metal bible Kerrang! and was christened "one of doom metal's finest moments to date."

Stream the event HERE and feel like you are front and center without ever having to leave the house! 

Swallow the Sun's latest album Emerald and the Blackbird is out now via Spinefarm Records.

 

24 Sep 2013

Stone Temple Pilots With Chester Bennington Reveal Lyric Video For 'Black Heart'

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS WITH CHESTER BENNINGTON REVEAL LYRIC VIDEO FOR CURRENT SINGLE, ‘BLACK HEART’ FROM FORTHCOMING EP ‘HIGH RISE’

Stone Temple Pilots With Chester Bennington Reveal Lyric Video For 'Black Heart'

Multi-Platinum American rockers, Stone Temple Pilots have revealed a lyric video for their current single ‘Black Heart’ from their ‘High Rise’ EP available to stream now via Soundcloud.

The track, titled ‘Black Heart’ is the second to be released with new vocalist, Chester Bennington (Linkin Park) and features on their new EP ‘High Rise’ set for release on October 7th via Spinefarm Records.

Watch it here!

Plans for a seventh Stone Temple Pilots studio album to feature Bennington, have been revealed.

A UK touring plot is currently in the planning stages.

Stone Temple Pilots are: Chester Bennington (lead vocals), Robert DeLeo (Bass & backing vocals), Dean DeLeo (guitar), Eric Kretz (drums)

23 Sep 2013

Swallow The Sun Provide Global Stream Of Anniversary Show

FINNISH DEATH DOOM MAESTROS PROVIDE GLOBAL STREAMING FOR SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY SHOW

Swallow The Sun Provide Global Stream Of Anniversary Show

TO CELEBRATE the 10th Anniversary of their very first album, ‘The Morning Never Came’, Swallow The Sun will have their show at Klubi in Tampere, Finland, streamed live around the world.

The show will take place on September 26th, and it will see the Finnish sextet playing their debut outing in full alongside selected newer material.

You can stream it right here!

Following this show, part of a short Finnish run, STS embark on a European tour supported by Antimatter & The Foreshadowing; the sole UK date is at The Underworld in London on November 4th.

‘The Morning Never Came’ is available via Spinefarm Records.

Find Swallow The Sun on Facebook, right here!

23 Sep 2013

Stone Temple Pilots With Chester Bennington Release New Track 'Black Heart'

Stone Temple Pilots With Chester Bennington Release New Track 'Black Heart'

Multi-platinum American rockers, Stone Temple Pilots, have revealed a second track from their forthcoming EP 'High Rise', scheduled for release on 07th October 2013 via Spinefarm Records. The track, titled ‘Black Heart’, features brand new vocalist, Chester Bennington (Linkin Park).

“I’ve loved STP since I was 13 years old and they’ve had a huge influence on me,” explains Bennington. “When the opportunity came up to do something creative with them, I jumped at the chance. The guys in Linkin Park have been incredibly supportive of me undertaking this project while I’ve continued to work on new music with LP.”

Plans for a seventh Stone Temple Pilots studio album, to feature Bennington, have been revealed.

A UK touring plot is currently in the planning stages.

 

20 Sep 2013

Win A Copy of Chthonic’s Illustrated Book

Win A Copy of Chthonic’s Illustrated Book

Six visual artists from the Taiwanese collective Yamyoukan have completed an illustrated book,Unsealing the Bú-Tik, which turns classic scenes in stories recounted on Chthonic albums into 32 pages of artwork.

Artists who took part in the project include Paparaya, KCN, mos, Blaze Wu, Kuki, and Pump. All have had several exhibitions of their own works.

Bassist Doris Yeh says, “It has always been our dream to turn the stories in our music into images. I feel so moved as I hold this illustrated book in hand.”

Head to REVOLVER MAG for a chance to win this amazing book!

20 Sep 2013

Protest The Hero Reveal Video For 'Clarity'

PROTEST THE HERO REVEAL THE OFFICIAL CLARITY LYRIC VIDEO

Protest The Hero Reveal Video For 'Clarity'

With the overwhelming response to the first single from their new album, ‘Volition’, Protest The Hero have created a lyric video for the track ‘Clarity’.

Anyone who knows jack shit about Protest The Hero, know they're a vile bunch of losers who embrace nerd culture. The new video for ‘Clarity’ exemplifies the difference between a 'nerd' who likes the Big Bang Theory, and a genuine LARPing nerd. It's a nod to an age old debate, perhaps viewed in a new light. Check out the video right here!

Volition is released on October 28th via Spinefarm Records.
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 and 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

Find the band on Facebook and Twitter!


16 Sep 2013

CHECK OUT THE NEW VIDEO "CALLOUS" FROM DECADE

CHECK OUT THE NEW VIDEO "CALLOUS" FROM DECADE

You like bowling? You like good music? Check out the new video from DECADE over at VEVO!

9 Sep 2013

PROTEST THE HERO REVEAL 'CLARITY' THE FIRST TRACK FROM THE FORTHCOMING STUDIO ALBUM 'VOLITION'

PROTEST THE HERO REVEAL ‘CLARITY’, THE FIRST TRACK FROM FORTHCOMING STUDIO ALBUM ‘VOLITION’, SET FOR RELEASE ON OCTOBER 28TH VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS

PROTEST THE HERO REVEAL 'CLARITY' THE FIRST TRACK FROM THE FORTHCOMING STUDIO ALBUM 'VOLITION'

LISTEN TO 'CLARITY' HERE

Protest The Hero reveal ‘Clarity’ - the first track to be taken from their brand new studio album, ‘Volition’.


‘Volition’ follows the Canadian band’s 2011 release, ‘Scurrilous’, and is set for release on October28th via Spinefarm Records.


The band will embark on a worldwide tour starting in November, of which the North American leg has already been announced, commencing November 7th in Ottawa, taking along UK band Architects.


UK dates and official line-up will be announced shortly.

 

9 Sep 2013

santa cruz announced as support to kobra and the lotus

FINNISH ROCKERS ANNOUNCED AS MAIN SUPPORT TO KOBRA AND THE LOTUS ON OCT/NOV UK TOUR

DEBUT SANTA CRUZ ALBUM, ‘SCREAMING FOR ADRENALINE’, NOW ON RELEASE VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS UK

santa cruz announced as support to kobra and the lotus

SANTA CRUZ, the Helsinki-based four-piece who draw inspiration from such hard rockin’ greats as Skid Row & Guns n’ Roses, will be Special Guesting with Spinefarm label-mates Kobra And The Lotus on nine UK shows starting late October 2014.

This will be Santa Cruz’s second visit to the UK, following their special appearances in London and Manchester, supporting Vega, earlier in the year.

Kobra And The Lotus / Santa Cruz UK tour dates:

October
30th London, Borderline
31st Bedford, Esquires

November
1st Birmingham, Academy 3
2nd York, Fibbers
3rd Sheffield, Corporation
5th Manchester, Alter Ego
6th Bristol, Exchange
7th Southampton, Joiners
8th Nottingham, Rock City

Santa Cruz frontman/singer/guitarist, Archie, says:-

“Me & the boys had the time of our lives when we first played the UK this summer, so we are beyond excited to get back there so soon! Last time, we had just two gigs, but this time, with nine dates accompanying Kobra And The Lotus, we can REALLY get the show on the road. So now our fans from outside Nottingham & London, who didn't get to see us last time, can come along and rock hard! Get your game-face on, folks, 'cause Cruz is coming & Cruz will kill! Let's get the party started!!”

Loved by Children Of Bodom’s Alexi Laiho (“the awesome guitar playing makes me wanna bang my head into two pieces!”), ‘Screaming…’ is a bold statement from a band who have been together since 2007, and who have spent the past few years cutting their musical teeth via two EP releases plus some intensive home country gigging.

Debut album, ‘Screaming For Adrenaline’, is available now via Spinefarm Records, and features the current single, ‘Nothing Compares To You’.

6 Sep 2013

CHECK OUT THE NEW VIDEO FROM DEALS DEATH!

Deals Death Unleash "Point Zero Solution"
CHECK OUT THE NEW VIDEO FROM DEALS DEATH!

Dark times are close indeed. For too long have mankind suffered under the rules of the Elite. It is time to spread the word of their Point Zero Solution.

Masterminded by award winning director Patric Ullaeus (www.revolver.se)today Deals Death unveil the official music video for ‘Point Zero Solution’, the title track of their upcoming and much anticipated album. ‘Point Zero Solution’ will be released via Spinefarm Records on the 17th of September.

Guitarist and song composer Erik Jacobson comments, “Point Zero Solution introduces the factors that lie behind a weakened society, a failed state. The lyrics deal with our human behaviour and our quest for comfort and luxury, at any cost.”

A prevailing theme throughout, vocalist and lyricist Olle Ekman comments on the album as a whole. “It’s a step-by-step description of the process which breaks down the systems of nature and society, our false hopes, our credulity towards authority and the belief in eternal growth.”

Pre-Order ‘Point Zero Solution’ Now!

www.rockyou.se/en/deals-death

 

5 Sep 2013

VON HERTZEN BROTHERS WIN 'ANTHEM' AT PROG MAGAZINE AWARDS

FINNISH ROCKERS WIN ‘ANTHEM’ CATEGORY AT THE 2013 PROGRESSIVE MUSIC AWARDS FOR SINGLE ‘FLOWERS AND RUST’

FLOWERS AND RUST’ COMES FROM LATEST STUDIO ALBUM ‘NINE LIVES’, OUT ON SPINEFARM RECORDS

VON HERTZEN BROTHERS WIN 'ANTHEM' AT PROG MAGAZINE AWARDS

VON HERTZEN BROTHERS have won the ‘Anthem’ award at the second annual Progressive Music Awards, picking up the trophy for their track, ‘Flowers And Rust’ – the first single from latest album, ‘Nine Lives’, released via Spinefarm Records.

Hosted once again by Newsnight’s Gavin Esler, in the beautiful setting of Kew Gardens, the brothers joined the likes of Marillion, Rick Wakeman, Steve Hackett and Ian Anderson to celebrate the best in progressive music, both classic and upcoming.

Says VHB frontman, Mikko Von Hertzen:-

"We will remember last night for the rest of our lives. We feel deeply honoured to be linked to the lineage of prog in this way. We've been playing for a while, but now it feels like it's finally 'official'. Words cannot describe how grateful we are to all the voters. This is a huge milestone for us, and we won't stop here. The journey continues..."

Watch VHB’s video for latest single, ‘Coming Home’, here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PySdLVbuG3Y

‘Coming Home’ features on the brilliant new studio album, ‘Nine Lives’; the single heads up a five-track digital EP featuring four bonus tracks, and is available now via Spinefarm Records.

VHB will play a co-headlining tour of the UK with Touchstone, plus two headline dates in Manchester and Milton Keynes (support acts tbc).

UK tour dates:-
Oct 18: Glasgow, King Tut’s
Oct 19: York, Duchess
Oct 20: Cardiff, Globe
Oct 22: Manchester, Sound Control
Oct 24: Milton Keynes Foundation (headline show)
Oct 25: London, Garage
Oct 26: Liverpool, Eric’s Live
Oct 27: Bilston, Robin 2

3 Sep 2013

NEW VIDEO FROM MYGRAIN

NEW VIDEO FROM MYGRAIN

Check out the first video "Dreamscape" from the forthcoming 4th album 'Planetary Breathing', out on September 30th.

2 Sep 2013

reckless love reveal brand new video/single for 'so happy i could die'

RECKLESS LOVE REVEAL BRAND NEW VIDEO/SINGLE 'SO HAPPY I COULD DIE' TODAY!

RECKLESS LOVE REVEAL BRAND NEW VIDEO/SINGLE ‘SO HAPPY I COULD DIE’ FROM FORTHCOMING ALBUM ‘SPIRIT’, SET FOR RELEASE ON SETPEMBER 2ND VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS

+ UK HEADLINE TOUR NOW ON SALE FOR OCTOBER 2013

reckless love reveal brand new video/single for 'so happy i could die'

RECKLESS LOVE, the flamboyant Finnish rockers who burst spectacularly onto the UK scene in 2010, have revealed their second single/video, ‘So Happy I Could Die’ from forthcoming album ‘Spirit’.

‘So Happy I Could Die’ will be available as a digital download from all the usual platforms from August 25th.

Reckless Love’s third full studio album will be released via Spinefarm Records on September 2nd – titled ‘Spirit’, this is the follow-up to 2011’s ‘Animal Attraction’.

In addition, Reckless Love have announced a headline run of UK dates for October 2013; this tour follows on from the band’s month-long UK visit in the autumn of 2012, which included a four-night residency in London.
UK TOUR: OCTOBER 2013

1st – Manchester, Academy 3
2nd – Newcastle, O2 Academy 2
3rd – Glasgow, Cathouse
4th – Leeds, Cockpit
5th – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
6th – Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms
8th – Norwich, Waterfront Studio
9th – Bristol, The Fleece
10th – London, O2 Academy, Islington

Says RL guitarist Pepe:-
“We are thrilled to have some UK dates back in our calendar! Even more so because, as we promised last time around, we will have a brand new album out by the time we get there. We are going to fire with all guns and get ground-breakingly explosive on stage as we hit hard with the new songs mixed up with the best of the old. So, dear UK friends, do not miss this chance to witness the best Reckless Love shows to date!!

28 Aug 2013

Michael Monroe's New album 'Horns And Halos' and Certified GOLD in Finland + UK tour announced

MICHAEL MONROE: ICONIC ROCK ‘N’ ROLL FRONTMAN ANNNOUNCES HEADLINE UK DATES FOR NOV / DEC 2013 AS PART OF WORLDWIDE TOUR

NEW STUDIO ALBUM, ‘HORNS AND HALOS’, OUT NOW VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS

‘HORNS & HALOS’ CERTIFIED GOLD IN FINLAND…

Michael Monroe's New album 'Horns And Halos' and Certified GOLD in Finland + UK tour announced

Listen to current single ‘Eighteen Angels’

 

Michael Monroe has revealed plans for an extensive world tour including 8 dates in the UK. In addition to this, MM will appear at this year’s Hard Rock Hell (November 28th – December 1st, North Wales).

“Now that the new album is out, we can finally play the new songs live and create a whole new set-list.
That's why I’m especially excited about the up and coming tour dates. See you all soon down the road!”
- Michael Monroe

UK dates as follows;

NOVEMBER
27th Northumbria Uni, Student’s Union, Newcastle
28th Duchess, Leeds
29th Cathouse, Glasgow
30th Hard Rock Hell, Prestatyn, N. Wales (festival appearance)

DECEMBER
1st Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
2nd Thekla, Bristol
3rd Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton
4th O2Academy, Islington, London

Tickets available here: http://www.ents24.com/uk/tour-dates/michael-monroe

MM’s new album, 'Horns And Halos’, has been certified gold in Finland, within the first week of release!

'High-energy, uptempo, party-til-the-cops-show-up stuff' – Classic Rock Magazine

'If there's one thing that Michael Monroe knows how to do, it's make fantastic rock ‘n’ roll records' – Powerplay Magazine

Watch the video for first single, ‘Ballad Of The Lower East Side’ here; follow-up single,‘Eighteen Angels’, is available digitally now.

23 Aug 2013

Dynazty signed to Spinefarm

Dynazty signed to Spinefarm

Spinefarm Records have signed Swedish melodic hard rockers Dynazty. At the moment the band is busy in the studio finalizing their fourth album, titled "Renatus", that will be released early 2014.

in 2009, Stockholm based Dynazty released their debut album and made their first European tour. 2011 the second album "Knock You Down" was #1 on the Sweden's metal charts.

Singer Nils Molin says about the new album and signing to Spinefarm:
This album marks our fourth release as Dynazty but in many ways it feels like our first. After four years, three studio albums and shows on almost every continent of the globe we took the time in late 2012 to really figure out what we wanted this band to be in the future.

Updating ourselves both musically and sonically to a place where we felt that we wanted to be right now was paramount and once we started to write “Renatus” everything fell into place well. Heavier and faster-paced music with big arrangements built around soaring vocal melodies is the recipe for this album and talking about first’s, this is the first album with our new bassplayer and bandmember Jonathan Olsson, the first to be produced by ourselves and the first to be released on Spinefarm, Finland.

Signing to Spinefarm will enable us to work with a label that fully understands our genre and vision and will be able to thoroughly give us the support we need. We are extremely excited to be a part of this label with so many great bands and artists and we believe it will be beneficial on all parts.

www.dynazty.com

 

23 Aug 2013

Reckless Love release new video for 'so happy i could die' `

RECKLESS LOVE REVEAL BRAND NEW VIDEO/SINGLE ‘SO HAPPY I COULD DIE’ FROM FORTHCOMING ALBUM ‘SPIRIT’, SET FOR RELEASE ON SETPEMBER 2ND VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS. WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW

+ UK HEADLINE TOUR NOW ON SALE FOR OCTOBER 2013 

Reckless Love release new video for 'so happy i could die' `

RECKLESS LOVE, the flamboyant Finnish rockers who burst spectacularly onto the UK scene in 2010, have revealed their second single/video, ‘So Happy I Could Die’  from forthcoming album ‘Spirit’. 

‘So Happy I Could Die’ will be available as a digital download from all the usual platforms from August 25th.

Reckless Love’s third full studio album will be released via Spinefarm Records on September 2nd – titled ‘Spirit’, this is the follow-up to 2011’s ‘Animal Attraction’.

In addition, Reckless Love have announced a headline run of UK datesfor October 2013; this tour follows on from the band’s month-long UK visit in the autumn of 2012, which included a four-night residency in London.

UK TOUR: OCTOBER 2013

1st – Manchester, Academy 3

2nd – Newcastle, O2 Academy 2

3rd – Glasgow, Cathouse

4th – Leeds, Cockpit

5th – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms

6th – Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms

8th – Norwich, Waterfront Studio

9th – Bristol, The Fleece

10th – London, O2 Academy, Islington

Says RL guitarist Pepe:-

“We are thrilled to have some UK dates back in our calendar! Even more so because, as we promised last time around, we will have a brand new album out by the time we get there. We are going to fire with all guns and get ground-breakingly explosive on stage as we hit hard with the new songs mixed up with the best of the old. So, dear UK friends, do not miss this chance to witness the best Reckless Love shows to date!!

 

www.recklesslove.com

www.facebook.com/RecklessLove

www.twitter.com/RecklessLoveCom

22 Aug 2013

dead by april announce UK show

‘LET THE WORLD KNOW’ TOUR ANNOUNCED FOR NOV/DEC…

dead by april announce UK show

Sedish melodic metal outfit, Dead By April, have revealed that they will play an extensive European run of dates finishing in London, Camden on December 18th.

“We are excited to announce that we will be heading out on tour in Europe at the end of the year! Show dates are below and events pages will soon follow with more information. We are looking forward to heading out on the road again and seeing you all!”

Venue: The Purple Turtle, London

Date: Wednesday, 18th December 2013

Doors: 7pm

Starts: 7:30pm

Ticket

Nov:
21st, St. Petersburg - Cosmonaut Club 
22nd, Moscow - Pipl Club
23rd, Minsk – Re:public Club 
24th, Kyiv – Bingo
27th, Helsinki - Kämppi Circus
29th, Lyngby – Templet

Dec:
1st, Hamburg – Knust
2nd, Münster – Sputnik Halle
3rd, Bochum – Matrix
4th, Köln – Essigfabrik
5th, Luxembourg City – Den Atelier 
6th, Solothurn - Kulturfabrik Kofmehl
8th, Berlin – Magnet Club
9th, München – Ampere
10th, Wein – Szene
12th, Mannheim - Alte Seilerei
13th, Sneek – Bolwerk
14th, Osnabrück – Bastard Club
16th, Frankfurt – Batschkapp
18th, London – Purple Turtle

21 Aug 2013

CHTHONIC: New Video Now Playing At Loudwire

Today Loudwire offers up an exclusive premiere of "Set Fire to the Island," the latest music video from Taiwanese metal legion CHTHONIC.
CHTHONIC: New Video Now Playing At Loudwire

Directed by Hoiji Huang and Alulu Kuo, the track comes by way of the band's recently released Bú-Tik studio offering, features stunning live footage from last year's Mass Battle concert in Taiwan and serves as a teaser for their pending Next Republic Asia Tour 2013.

Notes bassist Doris Yeh: "This is the live video we shot when we first played the song. It's the most exciting song to play off the entire album! It has now become a 'tradition' for the fans in Taiwan to come to our show with ghost money, they throw in the air to show respect and release all kinds of their emotions. When I see the ghost money thrown in the air, sometimes the scenery before my eyes seems like a dream." 

Peep the video courtesy of Loudwire at THIS LOCATION.

CHTHONIC released their seventh studio recording, Bú-Tik,in North America via Spinefarm Records US June 25, 2013. Bú-Tik was recorded at Sweden's Sweetspot Studio by producer Rickard Bengtson, who also worked on 2011's critically-lauded Takasago Army full-length. Called "a masterful and elegant tradition served underneath soaring thrash-influenced guitars, pummeling drums and a vocal performance that is absolutely stellar from an overlooked vocalist," by About.com, Bú-Tik is centered around the story of the 228 Massacre, the Bú-Tik Palace and the Mirror Of Retribution, and highlights what bassist Doris Yeh describes as "righteous violence, justifiable defense, and the armed spirits." The cover image depicts the fighting spirit of a girl with albinism.

To order Bú-Tik, point your browser HERE.

"'Next Republic' and 'Supreme Pain for the Tyrant' demand your attention from the start, only to blow you away with an epic and memorable chorus. The soaring emotional register of 'Between Silence and Death' is unforgettable. And the female vocal parts, though used sparingly, sound exquisite in 'Set Fire to the Island' and 'Defenders of Butik Palace.' Bú-Tik is a solid album which will earn CHTHONIC many new symphonic oriental fans without alienating the band's long-time following. 8/10" - Metal Injection

"...a solid album full of epic moments. Fans of symphonic or melodic death metal are likely to enjoy it, as Chthonic have yet again delivered a unique and memorable album that no other band could have made." - HeavyBlogIsHeavy

"Seediq Bale was no fluke. Despite the different sound, Chthonic show that they are more than capable of putting out another fantastic effort that can compete with the greats of their back catalogue. 4/5" - Sputnik Music 

"Symphonic black metal gets an oriental overhaul for a fantastic result.4/5" - Metal Underground

http://www.chthonic.org
http://www.facebook.com/chthonic
http://spinefarmrecords.com/usa
http://www.facebook.com/SpinefarmRecordsUS

20 Aug 2013

kobra and the lotus announce UK tour

kobra and the lotus announce UK tour

Fronted by vocal power house Kobra Paige, Canadian hard rockers Kobra & The Lotus have announced a headlining tour of the UK and Europe for October and November, later this year. The band will be touring in support of their latest, self-titled album: Kobra & The Lotus - an album that is regarded as 11 tracks of dramatic heavy metal that proves Kobra Paige is more than capable of holding her own against the HalfordsDickinsons and even the Dios in the metal world.

In related KATL news, the band will also be chronicled for US TV show Rock City, which will premier on Spike TV this autumn. The eight episode long season will follow the daily dramas of the rising metal outfit on their world tour, documenting their thoughts and deeds.  European and UK dates are as follow:

United Kingdom

Oct. 30 London Borderline, UK
Oct. 31 St. Albans Horn, UK
Nov.1 Birmingham Academy 3, UK
Nov. 2 York Fibbers, UK
Nov. 3 Sheffield Corporation, UK
Nov. 5 Manchester Alter Ego, UK
Nov. 6 Bristol The Exchange, UK
Nov. 7 Southampton Cellar, UK
Nov. 8 Nottingham Rock City Basement, UK

Get your ticets here

19 Aug 2013

MICHAEL MONROE GETS READY TO FLY WITH NEW SINGLE “EIGHTEEN ANGELS” OUT TOMORROW

‘HORNS AND HALOS’ OUT ON AUGUST 27TH
MICHAEL MONROE GETS READY TO FLY WITH NEW SINGLE “EIGHTEEN ANGELS” OUT TOMORROW

Vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, über-energetic frontman and all-round rock 'n' roll legend are just a few things that describe MICHAEL MONROE.  Another is badass harmonica player of which his talents shine on his newest single “Eighteen Angels,” set for release August 20.  The second single from his upcoming studio album HORNS AND HALOS--due out August 27--via Spinefarm Records made its debut today on Noisecreep.  Listen to the track here:

http://noisecreep.com/michael-monroe-eighteen-angels-exclusive-song-premiere

HORNS AND HALOS is the follow-up to the 2011 critically acclaimed Sensory Overdrive, winner of Classic Rock Magazine's "Album Of The Year" and a No. 1 record in MONROE's Finnish homeland. It is a cosmopolitan affair, mixed by Petri Majuri at Seawolf Studios in Finland and written and recorded around the world by MONROE's international posse— bassist SAMI YAFFA (Hanoi Rocks, New York dolls), guitarist STEVE CONTE (New York Dolls, Company Of Wolves), drummer KARL "Rockfist" ROSQVIST (Chelsea Smiles, Danzig) and Swedish guitar star DREGEN (Backyard Babies).  MONROE is a frontman whose reputation is genuinely global and whose influence continues to be felt, with musicians  of all ages (from Dave Grohl  to the original Guns  N' Roses members) citing his groundbreaking career as a source of inspiration.

The album’s first single released earlier this spring, "Ballad Of The Lower East Side,” is a nod to MICHAEL's early days in New York, a city he moved to for a decade following the mid-'80s breakup of glam-punk pioneers Hanoi Rocks (for which he was the frontman).  It also appears on HORNS AND HALOS.  Watch the video for "Ballad Of The Lower East Side" below!

 

The track listing for HORNS AND HALOS is as follows: 


1. TNT Diet

2. Ballad Of The Lower East Side

3. Eighteen Angels

4. Saturday Night Special

5. Stained Glass Heart

6. Horns And Halos

7. Child Of The Revolution

8. Soul Surrender

9. Half The Way

10. Ritual

11. Hands Are Tied

 

For more Information on MICHAEL MONROE, visit:

www.michaelmonroe.com
www.facebook.com/michaelmonroeofficial

www.twitter.com/michaelmonroe
www.youtube.com/MichaelMonroeTV
www.myspace.com/michaelmonroeofficial

18 Aug 2013

Sir Bruce Forsyth attends Iron Maiden/Voodoo Six show at O2 Arena in London…

Sir Bruce Forsyth attends Iron Maiden/Voodoo Six show at O2 Arena in London…
Sir Bruce Forsyth attends Iron Maiden/Voodoo Six show at O2 Arena in London…

Legendary entertainer, Sir Bruce Forsyth, enjoyed a night of heavy rock recently, watching the iconic Iron Maiden on their 'Maiden England' tour; Sir Bruce attended the first of their two O2 Arena shows in London (Saturday, August 3rd), without the band knowing he was there…

"We had Strictly Come Dancing in the house last night," Maiden front-man Bruce Dickinson told the crowd at the following show (August 4th).

"Bruce Forsyth was here, which is absolutely f**king unbelievable. I wish I'd have known, I would have said, 'Nice to see you, to see you nice!'"

Sir Bruce adds: "It's not every day I attend an Iron Maiden show. The main reason I was there was for my grandson, Luke (Purdie). He has been touring Europe with his band, Voodoo Six, supporting Iron Maiden over the summer, and it was great to see them at the penultimate show. I'll have to ask Iron Maiden for a free T-Shirt next time!" 

In other news, Voodoo Six have announced a new video for ‘Your Way’ plus a UK co-headline tour with Sacred Mother Tongue.

The brand new video for Voodoo Six single, ‘Your Way’, from the new album, ‘Songs To Invade Countries To’, released by Spinefarm Records / Universal,  can be viewed below...

24.10.13 Birmingham 02 Academy 3*

25.10.13 Think Tank, Newcastle**

26.10.13 Audio, Glasgow*

27.10.13 Sound Control, Manchester**

28.10.13 02 Academy Islington*

* Voodoo Six headline

** Sacred Mother Tongue headline

Tickets available at livenation.co.uk / ticketmaster.co.uk

 

12 Aug 2013

VON HERTZEN BROTHERS ADDED TO LINE-UP OF INAUGURAL ‘PLANET ROCKSTOCK’ FESTIVAL IN DECEMBER 2013…

VON HERTZEN BROTHERS ADDED TO LINE-UP OF INAUGURAL ‘PLANET ROCKSTOCK’ FESTIVAL IN DECEMBER 2013…

VON HERTZEN BROTHERS ADDED TO LINE-UP OF INAUGURAL ‘PLANET ROCKSTOCK’ FESTIVAL IN DECEMBER 2013…

CHART-TOPPING Finnish rockers, the Von Hertzen Brothers, will play Planet Rockstock in Great Yarmouth on December 7th2013; the festival, at the Vauxhall Holiday Park, runs from December 6th - 8th and features headliners Hawkwind & Uriah Heep.

VHB front-man Mikko Von Hertzen says:-

"This is great news! We feel honoured to be on the bill for Planet Rockstock. This will be our third festival appearance in the UK, and they have been so much fun to play!

“We've always been great fans of British bands & rockers, and as youngsters we couldn't get enough of pretending to be like them. Now it feels like some of our childhood fantasies are slowly but steadily coming true, thanks to opportunities like this. Yea!"

Tickets for the event are on sale now: call 01493 857 231 and quote "Rockstock". Phone lines are open 9am-9pm Monday-Sunday.

Anyone booking tickets before 31st August will get the official ‘Planet Rockstock’ T-Shirt included in the ticket price!

OVER THE course of the summer, VHB can be seen at festivals and events across Finland before embarking on a UK tour this October, co-headlining six dates with UK outfit Touchstone as well as headlining two shows of their own.

VHB UK DATES 2013:
18.10. King Tut's, Glasgow
19.10. Duchess, York
20.10. Globe, Cardiff
22.10 Venue tbc, Manchester*
24.10 Milton Keynes, The Foundation*
25.10. Garage, London
26.10. Eric's Live, Liverpool
27.10. Robin 2, Wolverhampton

*VHB headline shows.

Prior to the tour, VHB will have a new single/video on release; titled ‘Coming Home’, this will be the third featured track from the band’s latest studio album, ‘Nine Lives’, out now via Spinefarm Records.

12 Aug 2013

Micheal Monroe Releases second single from 'Horns And Halos': 'Eighteen Angels'

ICONIC ROCK ‘N’ ROLL FRONTMAN RELEASES SECOND SINGLE, 'EIGHTEEN ANGELS', FROM BRAND  NEW STUDIO ALBUM, ‘HORNS AND HALOS’...

Micheal Monroe Releases second single from 'Horns And Halos': 'Eighteen Angels'

Michael Monroe has today released second single, 'Eighteen Angels', from new studio outing, ‘Horns And Halos’, confirmed for UK release on August 26th via Spinefarm Records.

iTunes: 'Eighteen Angels'

Watch the video for previous single, ‘Ballad Of The Lower East Side’ below

Preorder 'Horns And Halos' here; 

iTunes

Amazon

A string of MM UK shows / festivals will be announced shortly for 2013, with Hard Rock Hell (November 28th – December 1st, North Wales) already lined up.

'High-energy, uptempo, party-til-the-cops-show-up stuff' - Classic Rock Magazine

'If there's one thing that Michael Monroe knows how to do, it's make fantastic rock n roll records' - Powerplay Magazine 

www.michaelmonroe.com

www.facebook.com/michaelmonroeofficial

12 Aug 2013

DREGEN TO RELEASE DEBUT SOLO ALBUM ON OCT 7TH 2013

Hellacopters & Backyard Babies co-founder grabs guitar, vocal & song-writing duties for his first release ’neath the ‘Dregen’ banner…
DREGEN TO RELEASE DEBUT SOLO ALBUM ON OCT 7TH 2013

Titled simply ‘Dregen’, this 10-track release is a modern take on an era when rock music came ready-dipped in decadence and glamour; when the commercial and the credible could sit comfortably side by side; when albums were a great 35 minutes over 2 sides of vinyl rather than fleshed out with filler; when backing vocals were big & brash & (feather) boa’d; when heels & musicians were generally high; when emotion & entertainment were the driving forces, and when lifestyle was king…

 

Produced by Dregen & Pär Wiksten (The Wannadies), this 10-track release – Dregen’s first solo venture in a 25-year career that has seen him at the core of such internationally acclaimed acts as Backyard Babies & The Hellacopters – features all new material, and is a contemporary & inventive distillation of the Stockholm-based guitarist’s far-reaching record collection.

As well as being a key and original member of both Backyard Babies & The HellacoptersDregen has also lent his skills to projects as diverse as Infinite Mass(’70s-inspired, ‘Scarface’-lovin’ sleaze-funk), Supershit666  (spontaneous rock‘n’roll distortion with various Wildhearts & Hellacopters keepin’ the needle maxed ) and Michael Monroe’s touring & recording band (the sleeve concept for MM’s forthcoming ‘Horns And Halos’ album is his, too), so it’s no great surprise that the aforementioned collection is both lovingly-compiled and built on punk as much as rock, jazz as much as blues…

“Y’know, that was the hardest part,” recalls Dregen. “I was staring at my records for over a year, thinking, ‘How the f**k can I get the vibe from KISSSlayer, theBeastie Boys and Miles Davis into one single record?’ But I did it, and it sounds very much like me. It's a high energy rock ‘n’ roll album with the greatest songs I have written and recorded.”

As for the musicians involved, Nicke Andersson (former Entombed mainman/drummer, co-founder of The Hellacopters and now the driving force behind Imperial State Electric) plays drums, bass & rhythm guitar on three tracks, where he also gets a co-write credit. Other featured musicians include drummer Karl Rockfist(Michael Monroe / Danzig), and bassists Sami Yaffa (Hanoi Rocks, New York Dolls, Joan Jett, Michael Monroe) & John Calabrese (Danko Jones), withDregen taking care of all guitar and vocal parts, and Danko Jones and Swedish female singer, Titiyo, adding occasional support at the mic…

However, it’s the reunion with Nicke that will doubtless mean most to rock ‘n’ roll fans the world over… “It’s true,” reflects Dregen, “Something magic always happens when we play and write together. I don't know what it is, but there is definitely something special there. Nicke is one of my all-time favourite drummers, and we haven't really worked this closely since the early Hellacopters days…”

 RECORDED FOR the most part in Pär Wiksten’s ‘Hospital1’ studio in Stockholm, with mixing handled by Michael Ilbert at the legendary Hansa Tonstudio in Berlin, these 10 tracks come in a variety of hues & colours, moods & textures, veering from hard-hitting blues (‘Flat Tyre On a Muddy Road’), through sinewy, snake-hipped funk (‘6-10’) and onto kool, Kiss-inspired strut ‘n’ roll (‘Mojo’s Gone’).

Like Dregen The Man, ‘Dregen’ The Album is hard to sum up in an easy phrase; what we have here is a multi-tiered collection of from-the-heart songs – songs packed with retro-chic, glam-rock glitter, and shapes ‘n’ sounds that are modern without chasing trend.

The track-listing is as follows:-

Division Of Me

Just Like That

Flat Tyre On A Muddy Road

Gig Pig

Pink Hearse

Bad Situation

One Man Army

6-10

Refuse

Mojo’s Gone

DREGEN IS currently assembling a touring band to take the above songs out on the road; no-one is 100 per cent confirmed as yet (“They’ll be great musicians, though – promise!”), but it’s likely that those selected will be charged to learn a few “rusty earrings” from the Dregen past, making this a rock ‘n’ roll show happy to celebrate glories past whilst still keeping both eyes squarely on the road ahead. And of course a tattooed, white-knuckle grip on the wheel.

 

12 Aug 2013

PLEASE WELCOME OUR NEW GM JONAS NACHSIN

Universal Music has appointed Jonas Nachsin as worldwide general manager of hard rock and metal label Spinefarm Records.
PLEASE WELCOME OUR NEW GM JONAS NACHSIN

“Hard rock and metal is such a dynamic area of music, with so many passionate bands and even more passionate fans, and we have very ambitious plans for Spinefarm Records,” said Kronfield.

“Nobody knows this part of the business as well as Jonas and so we are delighted that he has joined our team so we can grow Spinefarm and make it the most vibrant and trusted label in heavy rock music.”

Nachsin added: “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to build Spinefarm Records into a world class destination for rock and metal artists.

Head over to MUSICWEEK to read the full story!

12 Aug 2013

LISTEN TO A NEW SONG FORM MICHAEL MONROE!

Michael Monroe, ‘Eighteen Angels’ – Exclusive Song Premiere
LISTEN TO A NEW SONG FORM MICHAEL MONROE!

Hanoi Rocks frontman Michael Monroe is going it solo for his latest album. ‘Horns and Halos’ is due in stores Aug. 27 and Noisecreep is proud to exclusively preview the driving new rock single, ‘Eighteen Angels.’

This foot-stomper of a track is a straight-head rocker, complete with tambourine and sharp-edged guitar work from axemen Steve Conte and Dregen as Monroe belts about eventually “getting his wings.” In addition to Monroe, Conte and Dregen, the frontman’s lineup is rounded out by bassist Sami Yaffa and drummer Karl Rosqvist.

Monroe exclusively told Noisecreep,”‘Eighteen Angels’ is one of my favorite songs off the new album ‘Horns And Halos.’ It has a great groove and it really shows how this band has welded into a tight unit over the past couple of years. Hope you dig it too!”

STREAM THE TRACK OVER AT NOISCREEP!

5 Aug 2013

Seven Pages With Elize Ryd Of Amaranthe!

Seven Pages With Elize Ryd Of Amaranthe!

Check out BURST MAGAZINE where Elize Ryd from AMARANTHE is interviewed over 7 pages!

Read it all right HERE!

Also, check out the video for "Burn With Me" below, the latest single from Amaranthe's sophmore album 'The Nexus', out NOW!

5 Aug 2013

Voodoo Six announce tour dates with Sacred Mother Tongue PLUS new Video

VOODOO SIX + SACRED MOTHER TONGUE announce co-headline UK tour…
Voodoo Six announce tour dates with Sacred Mother Tongue PLUS new Video

Fresh off the back of three months touring throughout Europe with metal giants IRON MAIDEN, finishing with a special home-town show at London’s O2 Arena, VOODOO SIX are set to perform 5 co-headline dates in the UK with rising British metal stars SACRED MOTHER TONGUE.

With the release of their hugely acclaimed second album ‘Out Of The Darkness’ SACRED MOTHER TONGUE have been kicking up a storm around the UK and Europe playing shows with the likes of Anthrax, Fear Factory, Hellyeah, POD, and Halestorm, not to mention their main-stage slots at Download and the forthcoming Bloodstock Festival.

Chris Jones, guitarist of VOODOO SIX comments…

“We’re looking forward to doing more in our home country. It’s been an amazing time in the rest of Europe, better than our wildest dreams – playing to 20,000+ people a night is quite extraordinary! We’re looking forward to being up close and personal with fans again, and we’re stoked to be hitting the road with Sacred Mother Tongue.”

Darrin South, lead singer of Sacred Mother Tongue adds…

“We’ve had a brilliant reaction to our new album and have loved every minute of playing it live to our fans, especially when we’re winning new fans with every show we’ve done with other artists we love and respect. Heading out with Voodoo Six will be great fun and we can’t wait to get on the road them and get another chance to play to the fans.”

The brand new video for Voodoo Six single ‘Your Way’ from the new album ‘Songs To Invade Countries To’ released by Spinefarm Records can be viewed below

Tour dates:
24.10.13 Birmingham 02 Academy 3*
25.10.13 Think Tank, Newcastle**
26.10.13 Audio, Glasgow*
27.10.13 Sound Control, Manchester**
28.10.13 02 Academy Islington*

* Voodoo Six headline
** Sacred Mother Tongue headline

Tickets go on general sale 9am Monday 5th August
Tickets available at livenation.co.uk / ticketmaster.co.uk

23 Jul 2013

Voodoo Six Confirmed as main support to Iron Maiden at London’s O2 Arena on Saturday, August 3rd

+ New studio album, ‘Songs To Invade Countries To’, on release now via Spinefarm Records

Voodoo Six Confirmed as main support to Iron Maiden at London’s O2 Arena on Saturday, August 3rd

BRITISH MODERN hard rockers Voodoo Six will guest with Iron Maiden at the London O2 Arena on August 3rd, the show is already sold out, with all tickets being snapped up in a mere 12 minutes!

Voodoo Six are currently on the road in Europe with Iron Maiden, as main support on the ‘Maiden England’ tour, which kicked off in Spain back on May 27th. Since then the tour has taken them into a host of countries including France, Italy, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, Poland, Portugal & the UK – where Maiden recently headlined the Saturday night at Download (June 15th) and V6 played a storming set on the Red Bull stage. Other festivals played include Graspop (Belgium), SeeRock (Austria) & Sonisphere (Spain, Italy, France).

Voodoo Six founding member, Tony Newton, adds “It’s been such an amazing experience, the reception each night has been simply overwhelming. Maiden and their crew have treated us so well. This tour has become the best and most exciting time of our lives so far. We’re absolutely thrilled to be added to the London show, having been so busy constantly touring all of Europe, it’s a great feeling to give the UK a chance to see what we’ve been up to.”

HAVING PENNED A WORLDWIDE DEAL WITH SPINEFARM RECORDS, VOODOO SIX ARE NOW TOURING IN SUPPORT OF LATEST STUDIO ALBUM, ‘SONGS TO INVADE COUNTRIES TO’: 11 TRACKS – INCLUDING CURRENT SINGLE ‘YOUR WAY’ – PRODUCED BY V6 BASSIST TONY NEWTON AND MIXED BY TONY NEWTON & PEDRO FERREIRA (THE DARKNESS, ENTER SHIKARI, THERAPY?). IT FOLLOWS 2010′S ‘FLUKE?’ OUTING, RELEASED THROUGH CLASSIC ROCK’S POWERAGE LABEL AND MIXED BY RENOWNED STUDIO ENGINEER MIKE FRASER (AC/DC, AEROSMITH, METALLICA); ‘FLUKE’ WILL SEE AN ENHANCED RE-ISSUE VIA SPINEFARM LATER IN THE YEAR…

VOODOO SIX ARE PLANNING A HEADLINE UK AND EUROPE TOUR FOR LATER THIS YEAR – STAY TUNED FOR DATES.

FOR FURTHER INFO HEAD TO:

http://www.voodoosix.com
http://www.facebook.com/VoodooSixBand

22 Jul 2013

DEALS DEATH ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM!

Swedish Deals Death will release a new album 'Point Zero Solution' via Spinefarm Records on the 17th of September!

The world isn’t going to end, it’s only becoming a horrific and gruesome place to inhabit. On September 17 Deals Death will give you the details of this event as we release our third album on Universal/Spinefarm. 

Follow this step-by-step description of the process which breaks down the systems of nature and society. 

This album contains 11 songs packed with a lyrical edge, delivered with all our blood, sweat and toil!

 

DEALS DEATH ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM!

The story of melodic death metallers DEALS DEATH began in a music college called Boomtown, where guitarist Erik Jacobson met a couple of other students. With some twisty bits in the story later, with which we need not bother, the band released their  self-financed debut "Internal Demons" in 2009 to raving reviews.

 In 2009 Deals Death recruited new members in Gothenburg and based there to stay. The second album, "Elite", was recorded in May 2010 in Gothenburg and mixed by Jonas Kjellgren (Scar Symmetry). “Elite” became their label debut and was released in March of 2012 via Finland's metal powerhouse Spinefarm Records. A promo video was shot for the song “Fortified” and released in April 2011. The clip made some waves on the metal scene (surpassing already half a million views) and then, a fortuitous bounce launched Deals Death to a larger than just metal audience, when vocalist Olle Ekman's “Death Metal Vocal Exercises” video became a surprise YouTube hit.

Now, after five years of hard work and dedication, Deals Death has earned their name in the world of metal with tours in Sweden, Finland, Japan and the UK, sharing stages with bands such as Scar Symmetry, Hypocrisy and Dark Tranquillity and making appearances at numerous festivals such as House Of Metal, Rockstad Falun & Sweden Rock; Deals Death have just started to reveal the tip of the iceberg to their potential.

“A band that stands tall above others in the melodic death metal genre"

– Close Up Magazine, Sweden 

Tracklist:
01. Point Zero Solution

02. Facing The Echoes

03. Escalation

04. Flatline

05. Passion For Infinity

06. The Separation

07. Paramount Authority

08. Beyond Reason

09. Dark Dream Dawn

10. Back To Consciousness

11. Author Of Arts

Order new album here: www.rockyou.se/en/deals-death

 

19 Jul 2013

Reckless love announce new studio album

NEW STUDIO ALBUM, ‘SPIRIT’, SET FOR RELEASE ON SEPTEMBER 2nd 2013 VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS

• UK HEADLINE TOUR NOW ON SALE FOR OCTOBER 2013…

Reckless love announce new studio album

RECKLESS LOVE, the flamboyant Finnish rockers who burst spectacularly onto the UK scene in 2010, will have their new / third full studio album released via Spinefarm Records on September 2nd – titled ‘Spirit’, this is the follow-up to 2011’s ‘Animal Attraction’, also issued on the Spinefarm label.

Produced by Ilkka Wirtanen, and with mixing duties divided between Ilkka Wirtanen / Juha Heininen &Petri Majuri, the album represents a bold step forward for RL, with the commercial aspects of the music pushed to new & heady heights, plus the heavier side showing some serious bite, with the wonderfully titled ‘Metal Ass’hugging the fast lane from first note to last.

Between these two extremes, RL deliver some of their most thoughtful, atmospheric and finely crafted songs to date – the likes of ‘Edge Of Our Dreams’, ‘Dying To Live’, ‘Runaway Love’ & ‘Hot Rain’.

Meanwhile, the second single from the album has now been confirmed as ‘So Happy I Could Die’, with a video due to be filmed in early August; this follows on from lead track / video ‘Night On Fire’…

Watch the video for ‘Night On Fire’ here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0aNTU_xrBGg
In addition, Reckless Love have announced a headline run of UK dates for October 2013; this tour follows on from the band’s month-long UK visit in the autumn of 2012, which included a four-night residency in London.

UK TOUR: OCTOBER 2013
1st – Manchester, Academy 3
2nd – Newcastle, O2 Academy 2
3rd – Glasgow, Cathouse
4th – Leeds, Cockpit
5th – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
6th – Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms
8th – Norwich, Waterfront Studio
9th – Bristol, The Fleece
10th – London, O2 Academy, Islington

Says RL guitarist Pepe:-
“We are thrilled to have some UK dates back in our calendar! Even more so because, as we promised last time around, we will have a brand new album out by the time we get there. We are going to fire with all guns and get ground-breakingly explosive on stage as we hit hard with the new songs mixed up with the best of the old. So, dear UK friends, do not miss this chance to witness the best Reckless Love shows to date!!

15 Jul 2013

Jettblack announce new record 'Black Gold' For 19th Aug Release

JETTBLACK SET TO RELEASE NEW COMPILATION ALBUM, ‘BLACK GOLD’, ON AUGUST 19TH 2013 VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS

+ NEW SINGLE, ‘BLACK GOLD’ (FEAT. DAMON JOHNSON OF BLACK STAR RIDERS / THIN LIZZY), AVAILABLE TO STREAM ON SOUNDCLOUD NOW

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Jettblack announce new record 'Black Gold' For 19th Aug Release

UK ROCKERS JETTBLACK have announced the August 19th release of a brand new album featuring a selection of hard-to-find, unreleased & re-worked material…

Titled ‘Black Gold’, this 13-track collection includes covers of three hardrock anthems (originally recorded by Motorhead, Heart & AC/DC); a brand new song, ‘Red Horizon’; guest appearances from members of Deep Purple & Black Star Riders / Thin Lizzy; plus the new Jettblack single – a revised version of ‘Black Gold’, a track from latest JB studio album, ‘Raining Rock’, out now via Spinefarm.

Says Jettblack vocalist / guitarist, Will Stapleton: “We’re very happy to have a lot of our bonus material finally released on a physical format, but we didn’t want this album to be all about the past – which is why we recorded the three new tracks. We loved working on the Heart & Motorhead covers, but it was especially satisfying to get a version of ‘Red Horizon’ down on tape. We’ve had this song since the ‘Raining Rock’ album, and you’ll hear the full version on JB studio album number three – the version here is acoustic, but I think it shows what a big song for us this will be…”

 Pre Orders:

Digital Download Via iTunes with free instant download of ‘Black Gold’ (Featuring Damon Johnson)

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LTD Signed CD

Track-listing & details below:

1) 'Black Gold' (feat. Damon Johnson) - new edited version.

2) 'Feel The Love' (feat. Ian Paice of Deep Purple) - from the 'Raining Rock' sessions, previously digital only.

3) 'Weapon' - from the 'Raining Rock' sessions.

4) 'Fade Away' - from the 'Get Your Hands Dirty' sessions.

5) 'Let Me Put My Love Into You' (AC/DC cover) – previously only available on a cover-mounted CD.

6) 'Red Horizon' (acoustic) - previously unreleased.

7) 'Barracuda' (Heart cover) – previously unreleased.

8) 'Name In Vain' (Motorhead cover) - previously unreleased.

9) 'War Between Us' (acoustic) - previously digital only.

10) 'Not Even Love' (acoustic) - previously digital only.

11) 'Sunshine' (acoustic) - previously digital only.

12) 'Prison Of Love' (acoustic) - previously digital only.

13) 'Black Gold' – full album version.

The new edit of ‘Black Gold’ has been released today as a single via Spinefarm Records.

On the live front, Jettblack have just embarked on a string of UK festival appearances; these include Scar Fest in Stoke-On-Trent on August 25th.

JB’s current touring commitments are as follows:-

JETTBLACK DATES:

25.08.13    STOKE-ON-TRENT – Scar Fest

07.09.13    NOTTINGHAM – Macmillian Fest

20.09.13    BROMSGROVE – Rock & Circus

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15 Jul 2013

JETTBLACK ANNOUNCE NEW RECORD 'BLACK GOLD'!

 

+ NEW SINGLE, ‘BLACK GOLD’ (FEAT. DAMON JOHNSON OF BLACK STAR RIDERS / THIN LIZZY), AVAILABLE TO STREAM ON SOUNDCLOUD NOW

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JETTBLACK ANNOUNCE NEW RECORD 'BLACK GOLD'!

UK ROCKERS JETTBLACK have announced the August 20th release of a brand new album featuring a selection of hard-to-find, unreleased & re-worked material…

Titled ‘Black Gold’, this 13-track collection includes covers of three hardrock anthems (originally recorded by Motorhead, Heart & AC/DC); a brand new song, ‘Red Horizon’; guest appearances from members of Deep Purple & Black Star Riders / Thin Lizzyplusthe new Jettblack single – a revised version of ‘Black Gold’, a track from latest JB studio album, ‘Raining Rock’, out now in the UK via Spinefarm.

Says Jettblack vocalist / guitarist, Will Stapleton“We’re very happy to have a lot of our bonus material finally released on a physical format, but we didn’t want this album to be all about the past – which is why we recorded the three new tracks. We loved working on theHeart & Motorhead covers, but it was especially satisfying to get a version of ‘Red Horizon’ down on tape. We’ve had this song since the ‘Raining Rock’ album, and you’ll hear the full version on JB studio album number three – the version here is acoustic, but I think it shows what a big song for us this will be…”

Track-listing & details below:

1) 'Black Gold' (feat. Damon Johnson) - new edited version.

2) 'Feel The Love' (feat. Ian Paice of Deep Purple) - from the 'Raining Rock' sessions, previously digital only.

3) 'Weapon' - from the 'Raining Rock' sessions.

4) 'Fade Away' - from the 'Get Your Hands Dirty' sessions.

5) 'Let Me Put My Love Into You' (AC/DC cover) – previously only available on a cover-mounted CD.

6) 'Red Horizon' (acoustic) - previously unreleased.

7) 'Barracuda' (Heart cover) – previously unreleased.

8) 'Name In Vain' (Motorhead cover) - previously unreleased.

9) 'War Between Us' (acoustic) - previously digital only.

10) 'Not Even Love' (acoustic) - previously digital only.

11) 'Sunshine' (acoustic) - previously digital only.

12) 'Prison Of Love' (acoustic) - previously digital only.

13) 'Black Gold' – full album version.

The new edit of ‘Black Gold’ has been released today as a single via Spinefarm Records

 

12 Jul 2013

Spinefarm Records sign Decade

Spinefarm Records sign new UK band Decade

PLUS  - Tour with Emily’s Army from next week & Tonight Alive in Sept/Oct

Spinefarm Records sign Decade

Spinefarm Records are delighted to announce their latest signing to the roster - Decade, who join the roster of acts including Rammstein, KoRn and Protest The Hero amongst others. After doing it for themselves since their inception, the quintet are excited to take it to the next level with this revered label - "Signing to Spinefarm/Universal is a huge opportunity for us and a massive step up. We're so stoked to get to work with everyone at the label and can't wait for our existing and new fans to hear everything we've been working so hard on."

Leo Nicholas (Spinefarm Records Label Manager) enthuses - "Decade have been blasting from my car, headphones and (as the office can testify) my speakers religiously since being sent their album demos earlier this year and it is always a privilege to help develop the career of such exciting, homegrown talent. 2014 will be a BIG year for Decade."

Decade’s drive to escape dreary English suburbia fuels their unique, rampaging, and faultlessly executed brand of hooky melodic goodness. Debut EP ‘Lost At Sea’ gained a cult following with its tales of love, life, growing up and losing out set to an unforgiving guitar assault shot through with slices of suburban restlessness and the band quickly followed it with 2012’s Self Titled EP which Rock Sound awarded 8/10 and hailed as a collection of “positively enormous anthems”.

Already announced as the opening act on Tonight Alive’s autumn headline dates, Decade will be supporting Emily’s Army from next week with further live dates to be confirmed over the next few months as they work up to the release of their debut album (produced by Romesh Dodangoda) early in 2014.

Alex Sears – Vocals | Joe Marriner – Guitar | Connor Fathers – Guitar | Harry Norton – Bass | Dan Clarke – Drums

Emily's Army with support from Decade

15/07/13 The Lexington - London
17/07/13 02 Academy - Liverpool
19/07/13 Hobos Live Music Venue - Bridgend
21/07/13 Coporation – Sheffield (Tramlines Festival)
24/07/13 The Cockpit - Leeds
25/07/13 Sound Control - Manchester
26/07/13 The Garage – London

Tonight Alive with support from Decade


28/9/13 Thekla – Bristol (headline)
29/9/13 The Haunt – Brighton
30/9/13 The Forum - Tunbridge Wells (headline)
01/10/13 Library, The Institute – Birmingham
02/10/13 King Tuts Wah Wah Hut – Glasgow
03/10/13 Manchester Academy 3 – Manchester
05/10/13 Red Room – Nottingham (headline)
08/10/13 02 Academy Newcastle - Newcastle Upon Tyne
09/10/13 Electric Ballroom – London
11/10/13 Cockpit - Leeds

12 Jul 2013

DECADE SIGNED TO SPINEFARM RECORDS!

DECADE SIGNED TO SPINEFARM RECORDS!

Spinefarm Records are delighted to announce their latest signing to the roster - DECADE, who join the roster of acts including Killing Joke, Turbogeist and Michael Monroe amongst others. After doing it for themselves since their inception, the quintet are excited to take it to the next level with this revered label - "Signing to Spinefarm/Universal is a huge opportunity for us and a massive step up. We're so stoked to get to work with everyone at the label and can't wait for our existing and new fans to hear everything we've been working so hard on."

Leo Nicholas (Spinefarm Records Label Manager) enthuses - "Decade have been blasting from my car, headphones and (as the office can testify) my speakers religiously since being sent their album demos earlier this year and it is always a privilege to help develop the career of such exciting, homegrown talent. 2014 will be a BIG year for Decade."

Decade’s drive to escape dreary English suburbia fuels their unique, rampaging, and faultlessly executed brand of hooky melodic goodness. Debut EP ‘Lost At Sea’ gained a cult following with its tales of love, life, growing up and losing out set to an unforgiving guitar assault shot through with slices of suburban restlessness and the band quickly followed it with 2012’s Self Titled EP which Rock Sound awarded 8/10 and hailed as a collection of “positively enormous anthems”.

 
11 Jul 2013

KORN REVEAL TITLE AND RELEASE DATE FOR THEIR 11th STUDIO ALBUM

KORN REVEAL TITLE AND RELEASE DATE FOR THEIR 11th STUDIO ALBUM

‘THE PARADIGM SHIFT’ TO LAND IN STORES SEPTEMBER 30, 2013 VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS

KORN REVEAL TITLE AND RELEASE DATE FOR THEIR 11th STUDIO ALBUM

Grammy Award-winning multiplatinum hard rock innovators KORN will unveil their 11th studio album, THE PARADIGM SHIFT, in stores and via digital retailers on September 30th, 2013 on Spinefarm Records.

THE PARADIGM SHIFT marks the emotional return of co-founding guitarist Brian "Head" Welch for his first album with KORN since 2003's Take a Look in the Mirror, and it serves as the follow-up to the band’s 2011 critically acclaimed trend-setting dubstep metal hybrid, The Path of Totality, which debuted Top 10 on the BillboardTop 200 chart and was named Revolver Magazine's "Album of the Year."


THE PARADIGM SHIFT is also KORN’s first time working with super producer Don Gilmore [Linkin Park’s The Hybrid Theory, etc.] who recorded the album with the band at Buck Owens' studio in their original hometown Bakersfield and at Los Angeles's famed NRG Recording Studios. They initially announced Head's return via a captivating clip on RollingStone.com and went on to discuss the reunion together in this in-depth interview on ARTISTdirect.com.


The rock luminaries recently embarked on their reunion run stateside headlining the sold out Rock on the Range Festival which drew over 40,000 fans in Columbus, Ohio and making stops at Rocklahoma and more. They have just completed a festival run across Europe, playing coveted main stage spots at Download, Rock am Ring, Rock im Park, and more.


THE PARADIGM SHIFT holds a special significance for these musicians. Guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer explains, "It's a term encompassing different perspectives. You can view a piece of art from one angle and it takes on a certain image. If you look from another angle, it's a completely different image. We liken that to KORN in 2013. With Head back in the fold, all of the elements fans have loved since day one are there, but we're interpreting them from a new perspective. It's a bigger, brighter, and bolder KORN."


Be prepared for another staggering, seismic and soaring offering from KORN.

9 Jul 2013

CHTHONIC threw the first pitch to kick off Taiwan’s professional baseball’s second season

CHTHONIC threw the first pitch to kick off Taiwan’s professional baseball’s second season

The second season of Taiwan’s professional baseball games kicked off on July 5, with CHTHONIC being invited by Brother Elephants as guests of honor to throw the first pitch. Because a thunderstorm in the afternoon had delayed preparation work for the equipment, CHTHONIC had to, nervously, perform the CHTHONIC version of Queen’s We Are the Champions without any soundcheck. Fortunately, CHTHONIC was able to complete the mission and heated up the stadium. The each of the five CHTHONIC members wore baseball uniforms specially designed for each to throw the ceremonial first pitch, and the sexy uniform of Doris triggered a round of screaming and cheering from the crowd, showing her popularity.

The team Brother Elephants said that they have always wanted to invite CHTHONIC to throw the first pitch, hence, it contacted CHTHONIC right after the band returned from Download Festival in the UK, and the two sides reached the deal immediately. To maximize the effect of the “metal and baseball” combination, CHTHONIC was invited to make a performance in addition to the first pitch. For the past month, band members have worked hard to brainstorm on the opening performance. CHTHONIC band leader Doris said that, at first, they wanted to do Take Me Out to the Ball Game, but all the variations that CHTHONIC rearranged sounded like children’s songs, so they eventually decided to work on We Are the Champions.

Guitarist Jesse praised the change, because it was much easier to rearrange the song—it took CHTHONIC only a week to rearrange it, but the end product and the feedback from the audience were beyond their expectation. “Maybe we should release an Single,” Jesse said.

CHTHONIC members were excited about being invited as guests of honor, and arrived early at the stadium to practice pitching. In fact, among the five members, only the keyboardist CJ had played baseball as a kid, while the rest have only been “involved” in baseball as fans. However, when asked who pitched the best, CJ pointed to Doris. “Who else would it be, when even popular baseball star and national team player Peng Cheng-min said Doris pitched better than any other guests of honor?” CJ said.

“I guess I could say that I’ve played in the professional league since I’ve thrown the first pitch,” said Freddy, a loyal baseball fan who has once served as administrator for Brother Elephants fan page. “This is something I wouldn't even have imagined in my dreams.”

CHTHONIC has just released its latest album Bú-Tik worldwide in June, and the cover image of the album shows the fighting spirit of a girl with albinism. When performing and throwing the first pitch at the opening ceremony of the game season, CHTHONIC invited people with albinism to watch the game. “I hope everyone would be highly spirited, and fight to the end as players do on the baseball field,” Freddy said.

8 Jul 2013

NEW STONE TEMPLE PILOTS SINGLE, ‘OUT OF TIME’, SET FOR UK RELEASE VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS ON JULY 15th

NEW STONE TEMPLE PILOTS SINGLE, ‘OUT OF TIME’, SET FOR UK RELEASE VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS ON JULY 15th

THE FIRST TO FEATURE NEW STP VOCALIST, CHESTER BENNINGTON…

Listen to ‘Out Of Time’

Teaser video for ‘Out Of Time’

NEW STONE TEMPLE PILOTS SINGLE, ‘OUT OF TIME’, SET FOR UK RELEASE VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS ON JULY 15th

Multi-platinum US rockers, Stone Temple Pilots, will release their first single with new vocalist Chester Bennington on July 15th 2013 via Spinefarm Records in the UK.

The track, titled ‘Out Of Time’, sees Bennington (Linkin Park) joining forces with a band he’s long admired…

“I’ve loved STP since I was 13 years old, and they’ve had a huge influence on me,” he explains. “When the opportunity came up to do something creative with them, I jumped at the chance. The guys in Linkin Park have been incredibly supportive of me undertaking this project while I’ve continued to work on new music with LP.”

STP have three shows lined up for September & October of this year, including the Rockwave Festival in Florida and the Loud Park Festival in Japan.

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5 Jul 2013

VON HERTZEN BROTHERS ANNOUNCE TWO HEADLINE UK SHOWS FOR OCTOBER 201

VON HERTZEN BROTHERS ANNOUNCE TWO HEADLINE UK SHOWS FOR OCTOBER 2013…

VON HERTZEN BROTHERS ANNOUNCE TWO HEADLINE UK SHOWS FOR OCTOBER 201

Finland’s number 1 rock band, Von Hertzen Brothers, will play two headline UK shows in October 2013.

Already, VHB have confirmed a six-date UK tour for October, co-headlining with UK outfit Touchstone, and the aforementioned shows are in addition to these.

The full list of dates is now as follows:-

18.10. King Tut's, Glasgow
19.10. Duchess, York
20.10. Globe, Cardiff

22.10 – NQ Live, Manchester (extra VHB headline show)
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24.10 – The Foundation, Milton Keynes (extra VHB headline show)
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25.10. Garage, London
26.10. Eric's Live, Liverpool
27.10. Robin 2, Wolverhampton

VHB’s latest studio album, ‘Nine Lives’, is now on release via Spinefarm Records in the UK.

2 Jul 2013

The Treatment Announce Dates With Airbourne

THE TREATMENT RETURN TO LIVE ACTION WITH UK DATES IN NOV / DEC 2013 AS GUESTS TO AUSSIE HARD ROCKERS, AIRBOURNE

+ AN APPEARANCE AT GERMAN FESTIVAL ‘ROCK IM WALD’ ON JULY 27TH 2013 + HARD ROCK HELL IN WALES NOV / DEC 2013

The Treatment Announce Dates With Airbourne

UK ROCKERS The Treatment will be joining Airbourne on their forthcoming UK tour, commencing on November 28th at Portsmouth‘s Pyramids Centre and finishing on December 13th at The Forum, London.

Also featuring on the bill will be heavy metal heroes, Orange Goblin.

In addition to the tour with AirbourneThe Treatment will be appearing at the Hard Rock Hell festival in North Wales (Nov 28th – Dec 1st).

Says Treatment frontman Matt Jones“A few months back, we spent a night drinking with the guys in Airbourne, and we discussed playing some shows together then – a tour that would make a statement about the music we both love. Well, we’re delighted that all that late-night, beer-fuelled conversation has turned into a reality! And we’ll have our new album released by then, so we’ll have more songs to choose our set from. It’s gonna be a tour not to be missed!”

UK shows with Airbourne / Orange Goblin as follows;

28.11.13: Pyramids Centre, PORTSMOUTH

02.12.13: O2 Academy, LEEDS

03.12.13: Rock City, NOTTINGHAM

04.12.13: O2 Academy, NEWCASTLE

06.12.13: O2 ABC, GLASGOW

07.12.13: Ritz, MANCHESTER

09.12.13: Institute, BIRMINGHAM

10.12.13: O2 Academy, BRISTOL

11.12.13: O2 Academy, OXFORD

13.12.13: The Forum, LONDON

On the festival front, The Treatment will be appearing at the one-day ‘Rock Im Wald’ festival, Germany, on July 27th, playing alongside acts such as Valient Thorr & Vista Chino.

A second studio album from The Treatment, the follow-up to ‘This Might Hurt’ (2011), will be released later this year.

26 Jun 2013

An exhibition of illustrations based on CHTHONIC’s music opens this week

TAIWANESE METALLERS CHTHONIC HAVE THEIR LYRICS BROUGHT TO LIFE IN ILLUSTRATED BOOK, ‘UNSEALING THE BU-TIK’.

An exhibition of illustrations based on CHTHONIC’s music opens this week in Kaohsiung, Taiwan...

An exhibition of illustrations based on CHTHONIC’s music opens this week

Six artists from the famous Taiwanese illustration arts group, Yamyoukan, have contributed to an illustrated book, ‘Unsealing the Bú-Tik’, which turns historic scenes recounted in CHTHONIC’s studio albums into works of art.

Many stories from Chthonic’s catalogue of releases – the last three via Spinefarm Records – have been brought to life across 32 pages of illustrations, including the headhunt from ‘Seediq Bale’(2005), the departure of the Takasago Army from the album ‘Takasago Army’ (2011), the final battle at Sing Ling Temple from ‘Takasago Army’ (2011) & ‘Mirror Of Retribution’ (2009), as well as the story that saw the band travel back in time; this latter tale comes from Chthonic’s latest album, ‘Bú-Tik’(2013), now on worldwide release.

Band members Doris, Dani &Freddy made personal contributions to the book, adding their own drawings to the collection.

Says comic enthusiast & Chthonic drummer, Dani…

“I’m really grateful that Yamyoukan invited us to take part in the drawing process, so that I could pick up the drawing pen again. It’s always been a passion of mine…”

Adds band leader & bassist, Doris…

“It has always been our dream to turn the stories behind our music into images; I feel so moved as I hold this illustrated book in my hand...”

Fans can order the book online here

2013 saw Chthonic making their second appearance at the prestigious Download festival in the UK, this time preceded by a signing session. For DL 2013, the band raised the bar by unleashing the skills of a six-piece Taiwanese orchestra, adding atmosphere and weight to a performance already steeped in Eastern drama.

Chthonic’s new studio album, ‘Bu-Tik’,is available now via Spinefarm, and the video for ‘Supreme Pain For The Tyrant’ can be viewed below.

A full UK tour is currently being planned for autumn 2013.

25 Jun 2013

CHTHONIC Releases Unsealing The Bú-Tik Art Book

Special Exhibit Opens This Week In Taiwan!

Six designers from the famous Taiwanese artist group, Yamyoukan, have completed a book entitled Unsealing the Bú-Tik, which transforms classic scenes in stories recounted via CHTHONIC’s albums into striking illustrations. 

 

CHTHONIC Releases Unsealing The Bú-Tik Art Book

The 32-page Unsealing the Bú-Tik recounts many exciting CHTHONIC tales including the headhunt from the album Seediq Bale, the departure of the Takasago Army from Takasago Army, the final battle at Sing Ling Temple also from Takasago Army as well as Mirror of Retribution, and the travel through time and space in the underworld from CHTHONIC’s latest work, Bú-Tik. Artists who took part in the project, all of whom have had all have had several exhibitions of their own works, include PAPARAYA, KCN, mos, Blaze Wu, Kuki, and Pump. In addition, the book features drawings by bassist Doris Yeh, vocalist Freddy Lim and drummer Dani Wang.

“It has always been our dream to turn the stories in our music into images. I feel so moved as I hold this illustrated book that has just been published in hand,” said Yeh. “I’m really grateful that Yamyoukan invited us to take part in the creation, so that I could pick up the pen again and reunite with my passion for drawing,” added Wang, a fan of comics since he was a child.

With the release of Unsealing the Bú-Tik, CHTHONIC and Yamyoukan will hold exhibitions in Kaohsiung and Taipei. Fans can order the book online at THIS LOCATION.

CHTHONIC’s seventh studio recording, Bú-Tik, was recorded at Sweden’s Sweetspot Studio by producer Rickard Bengtson, who also worked on 2011’s critically-lauded Takasago Army full-length. Centered around the story of the 228 Massacre, the Bú-Tik Palace and the Mirror Of Retribution, Bú-Tik highlights what bassist Doris Yeh describes as “righteous violence, justifiable defense, and the armed spirits!”

Get your digital copy of Bú-Tik HERE or the CD right HERE!

Watch the video for "Supreme Pain For The Tyrant" below.

25 Jun 2013

Orianthi releases official music video for 'Heaven In This Hell'

 

Platinum-selling solo artist and iconic guitarist Orianthi releases the official music video for the title track of her new album, ‘Heaven In This Hell’, available now via Spinefarm Records.

Orianthi releases official music video for 'Heaven In This Hell'

The song, ‘Heaven In This Hell’, was produced by Grammy and Golden Globe winning artist/producer Dave Stewart, whilst the video was directed by Paul Boyd (Deadmau5, Neon Trees), head of production at Weapons Of Mass Entertainment. Alongside Orianthi, the video features Glen Sobel (drummer for Alice Cooper), Tommy Henriksen (guitarist for Alice Cooper) and Cyril Niccolai (of The Fairchilds), who plays her Voodoo Cowboy love interest….

"The video is about the spell that love puts you under, "says Orianthi. "It's an addiction; it's heaven in this hell."

Following the release on Vevo.com, a version of the video will be available at www.OrianthiMusic.com complete with cutting-edge, interactive Invu technology that enables users to connect with content real-time whilst viewing the clip. Fans can view up-close guitar instruction from Orianthi, details about her preferred gear, biographical information, a live Twitter feed & more…

On the live front, Orianthi will play a one-off headline show at London’s 100 Club on August 7th 2013.

Tickets are available here

Furthermore, Orianthi will continue as a key member of Alice Cooper’s band for what is expected to be AC’s sole UK appearance of 2013 – a headline outing at the Cropredy Festival in Oxfordshire (Cropredy is an annual event launched by UK folk legends Fairport Convention back in 1980; this year it runs from August 8th – 10th, with Alice topping the bill on the 8th).

24 Jun 2013

HOUSTON PROVIDE MUSIC FOR NEW FILM FROM STREET TRIALS PRO RIDER DANNY MACASKILL

SWEDISH AOR SUPREMOS HOUSTON PROVIDE MUSIC FOR NEW FILM FROM STREET TRIALS PRO RIDER DANNY MACASKILL…
HOUSTON PROVIDE MUSIC FOR NEW FILM  FROM STREET TRIALS PRO RIDER DANNY MACASKILL

HAVING ALREADY picked up an ‘Album Of The Year’ accolade for their self-titled debut (2010), Houston have now added another string to their bow by providing the music for the latest film from world-renowned Scottish trials rider, Danny Macaskill.

The film in question is called ‘Imaginate’, and it’s the most ambitious so far undertaken my Macaskill; two years in the making, it combines jaw-dropping ‘next level’ bike skills with a huge and visually stunning backdrop inspired by childhood dreams & memories.

The track selected to accompany ‘Imaginate’ is ‘Runaway’, a cover of the Dakota song recorded by Houston for their ‘Relaunch’ covers mini-album (2011).

Both Houston’s debut album and ‘Relaunch’ mini-album are available from Spinefarm Records.

‘Imaginate’ can be viewed below

24 Jun 2013

download 2013 marks another successful year for Spinefarm

DOWNLOAD 2013 MARKS ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL YEAR FOR SPINEFARM RECORDS’ ARTISTS!

 

RAMMSTEIN, VOLBEAT, THREE DOORS DOWN, NEWSTED, VOODOO SIX & CHTHONIC PERFORM TO HUGE CROWDS ACROSS THE LEGENDARY THREE-DAY ROCK & METAL EVENT…

 

download 2013 marks another successful year for Spinefarm

Download 2013 saw a host of bands from the Spinefarm family ‘ripping up’ the various stages from Friday, June 14th – Sunday, June 16th.

Opening proceedings for Spinefarm (on the Friday) were Danish metal / rockabilly giants, Volbeat – the band’s first UK performance with new guitarist Rob Caggiano, formerly with Anthrax.

Frontman Michael Poulsen’s stage presence and vocal abilities sent round whispers of, “Hey, this guy sounds like Elvis fronting Metallica!”, which is undeniably COOL, whichever way you look at it. We will take that one, thank you, Download. Highlights of the VB performance included ‘The Nameless One’ & ‘The Hangman’s Body Count’ (both from new album, ‘Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies’), plus a tribute to late Slayer riff-master, Jeff Hanneman.

Volbeat will return to the UK for headline dates in October, including a show at Brixton Academy in London. By this point, DJ Caggiano will doubtless have started the radio show he was offered during the band’s on-site promo prior to their Download performance!

UK TOUR DATES 2013
16.10.13 Academy, Birmingham
17.10.13 ABC, Glasgow
18.10.13 Academy, Manchester
19.10.13 Brixton Academy, London

The baton was then swiftly passed to multi-platinum Mississippi rockers 3 Doors Down, making their first ever UK festival appearance. Heads were surely turned when, between fan favourites such as ‘Be Like That’ & ‘Kryptonite’, the five-piece slotted in a cover of Megadeth’s ‘Symphony Of Destruction’!

3DD's ‘The Greatest Hits’ package is available now, taking in remixed / remastered versions of such smash hits as 'Kryptonite', 'It's Not My Time', 'When I'm Gone' and more; three brand new studio recordings round off the package.
‘Kryptonite’ will be re-released as a single shortly.

Next to the stage (on the Saturday) were Taiwanese metallers, Chthonic, making their second Download appearance, this one preceded by a signing session; for DL 2013, the band raised the bar by unleashing the skills of a six-piece Taiwanese orchestra, adding atmosphere and weight to a performance already steeped in Eastern drama.

Chthonic’s new album, ‘Bu-Tik’, is available now, and the video for ‘Supreme Pain For The Tyrant’ can be viewed here

A full UK tour is currently being planned for autumn 2013.

UK rockers Voodoo Six – currently in the throes of an extensive European tour as main support to Iron Maiden – also put in a Saturday set centred around songs from current album, ‘Songs To Invade Countries To’; a video for album track, ‘Your Way’, will be unveiled shortly.

Following the European run with Maiden, V6 will embark on a headline tour of the UK & Europe.

Sunday meant a Pepsi Max Stage showing from Newsted – the band put together by former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted to feed his metal cravings, which on this evidence are both constant and severe!

Newsted’s debut album, ‘Heavy Metal Music’, fully lives up to its title, and will be released through Spinefarm on August 5th. A video for ‘Soldierhead’ is online now, and the band are already making plans for a return visit.

Finally, the weekend was brought to a close with the magnificent industrial onslaught of Rammstein, providing not just a bang (actually, many, many bangs) but all manner of pyrotechnical goings-on with a stage-show sure to leave all local hounds in a state of terror… think bonfire night on acid. A lot of acid.

As the only foreign language band to headline the event, this was always going to be an emotional night for Rammstein, and so it proved, with frontman Till Lindemann saying far more to the huge crowd than is generally his wont; the size & support of the DL audience had clearly connected with the six musicians, who ended the performance down on one knee, saluting the fans, no doubt remembering how back in 2001 they tried to play a show at the 1600-capacity Astoria Theatre in London only to have the whole thing pulled by the venue at the 11th hour.

How things change.

Rammstein’s ‘Made In Germany’ collection is available now via Spinefarm Records.

24 Jun 2013

MICHAEL MONROE REVEALS COVER ART AND TRACK LISTING FOR NEW ALBUM!

ICONIC ROCK ‘N’ ROLL FRONTMAN REVEALS COVER ART & TRACK-LISTING FOR BRAND NEW STUDIO ALBUM, ‘HORNS AND HALOS’, OUT AUGUST 27th 2013 VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS!
MICHAEL MONROE REVEALS COVER ART AND TRACK LISTING FOR NEW ALBUM!

Vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, uber-energetic front-man & all-round rock ‘n’ roll legend, Michael Monroe, has revealed the album artwork for new studio outing, ‘Horns And Halos’, confirmed for US release on August 27th via Spinefarm Records.

The arresting cover art is based on an idea from Swedish guitar star, Dregen, who features in Michael’s current touring & recording line-up…

“I love logotypes that are a ‘little secret’,” says Dregen, “You know, the ones that are more like signs – Van Halen, Crass, HIM’s Heartagram, etc. That was the starting point…”

‘Horns And Halos’ – mixed by Petri Majuri at Seawolf Studios, Finland – is the follow-up to 2011’s critically-acclaimed ‘Sensory Overdrive’, winner of Classic Rock Magazine’s ‘Album Of The Year’ and a No. 1 record in MM’s Finnish homeland.

Monroe’s touring & recording outfit – bassist Sami Yaffa (ex-Hanoi Rocks/New York Dolls), guitarist Steve Conte (ex-New York Dolls/Company Of Wolves), drummer Karl ‘Rockfist’ Rosqvist (ex-Chelsea Smiles/Danzig) and Dregen – have been hard at work in the studio, providing creative support for a frontman whose reputation is genuinely global and whose influence continues to be felt, with musicians of all ages (from Dave Grohl to the original Gun n’ Roses’ members) citing Michael’s ground-breaking career as a source of inspiration.

‘Horns And Halos’ track-listing:

1.TNT Diet

2. Ballad Of The Lower East Side

3. Eighteen Angels

4. Saturday Night Special

5. Stained Glass Heart

6. Horns And Halos

7. Child Of The Revolution

8. Soul Surrender

9. Half The Way

10. Ritual

11. Hands Are Tied

A second single / video from ‘Horns And Halos’ will be made available on August 5th 2013 via Spinefarm Records, details tbc.

Watch the video for current single, ‘Ballad Of The Lower East Side’ (a nod to Michael’s early days in New York, a city he moved to for a decade following the mid-’80s break up of glam punk pioneers, HanoiRocks), below.

A string of MM UK shows / festivals will be announced shortly for 2013, with Hard Rock Hell (November 28th – December 1st, North Wales) already lined up.

www.michaelmonroe.com

www.facebook.com/michaelmonroeofficial

24 Jun 2013

Micheal Monroe reveals cover art and track listing for brand new studio album

Iconic rock ‘n’ roll frontman reveals cover art & track-listing for brand new studio album, ‘Horns And Halos’, out in August 2013 via Spinefarm Records…

Micheal Monroe reveals cover art and track listing for brand new studio album

Vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, uber-energetic front-man & all-round rock ‘n’ roll legend, Michael Monroe, has revealed the album artwork for new studio outing, ‘Horns And Halos’, confirmed for European release on August 23rd, on August 26th in UK and 27th in USA via Spinefarm Records.

The arresting cover art is based on an idea from Swedish guitar star, Dregen, who features in Michael’s current touring & recording line-up…

“I love logotypes that are a ‘little secret’,” says Dregen, “You know, the ones that are more like signs – Van Halen, Crass, HIM’s Heartagram, etc. That was the starting point…”

‘Horns And Halos’ – mixed by Petri Majuri at Seawolf Studios, Finland – is the follow-up to 2011’s critically-acclaimed ‘Sensory Overdrive’, winner of Classic Rock Magazine’s ‘Album Of The Year’ and a No. 1 record in MM’s Finnish homeland.

Monroe’s touring & recording outfit – bassist Sami Yaffa (ex-Hanoi Rocks/New York Dolls), guitarist Steve Conte (ex-New York Dolls/Company Of Wolves), drummer Karl ‘Rockfist’ Rosqvist (ex-Chelsea Smiles/Danzig) and Dregen – have been hard at work in the studio, providing creative support for a frontman whose reputation is genuinely global and whose influence continues to be felt, with musicians of all ages (from Dave Grohl to the original Gun n’ Roses’ members) citing Michael’s ground-breaking career as a source of inspiration.

‘Horns And Halos’ track-listing:

1.TNT Diet
2. Ballad Of The Lower East Side
3. Eighteen Angels
4. Saturday Night Special
5. Stained Glass Heart
6. Horns And Halos
7. Child Of The Revolution
8. Soul Surrender
9. Half The Way
10. Ritual
11. Hands Are Tied

A second single / video from ‘Horns And Halos’ will be made available on August 5th 2013 via Spinefarm Records, details tbc.

Pre-order from Record Shop X

Watch the video for current single, ‘Ballad Of The Lower East Side’ (a nod to Michael’s early days in New York, a city he moved to for a decade following the mid-’80s break up of glam punk pioneers, HanoiRocks), below.

www.michaelmonroe.com

www.facebook.com/michaelmonroeofficial

24 Jun 2013

Jason Newstead Puts 'Heroic Dose' up for FREE download

NEWSTED MAKE BRAND NEW TRACK, ‘HEROIC DOSE’, AVAILABLE FOR FREE DOWNLOAD…

 

                                  DOWNLOAD HERE

Jason Newstead Puts 'Heroic Dose' up for FREE download

‘HEROIC DOSE’, a song from NEWSTED’s forthcoming debut album, ‘HEAVY METAL MUSIC’, isavailable now for free download. Visit the band’s official website to download this track today.

Newsted – the band put together by Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductee and six-time Grammy winner, Jason Newsted – will have ‘HEAVY METAL MUSIC’ (produced by Jason himself) released on August 5th via Spinefarm Records in the UK.

Building on the teaser EP ‘METAL’ (which debuted at #1 on the US iTunes Metal Chart), Newsted’s debut full-length assault, HEAVY METAL MUSIC, is likewise short on pretense and long on crushing riffs. From the throwback Sabbathian strut of ‘Ampossible’, through the breakneck gallop of ‘Long Time Dead’ and onto the measured assault of ‘Above All’, this 11-song album will cement the band’s place as one of metal’s strongest outfits.

Staind guitarist Mike Mushok now joins an already impressive fold, with Jason (bass, lead vocals & occasional guitar) flanked by guitarist Jessie Farnsworth & drummer Jesus Mendez Jr.

Newsted is currently in the throes of an extensive European summer festival tour which saw the band visit the UK for a performance at the legendary Download Festival 2013, as well as a sold-out London show at the historic 100 Club.

A string of UK dates is being planned for later this year.

Newsted will return to the US in early July for Megadeth’s formidable Gigantour, which also features Black Label Society, Device, Hellyeah & Death Division.

“There is a chance that Mustaine and I will bust out some old Metallica that he was a part of. It has been talked about,” says Jason. “I’m willing to throw down Phantom Lord – actually, whatever he calls out, I’m gonna throw down!”

HEAVY METAL MUSIC album track-listing:

HEROIC DOSE

SOLDIERHEAD (video track)

…AS THE CROW FLIES

AMPOSSIBLE

LONG TIME DEAD

ABOVE ALL

KING OF THE UNDERDOGS

NOCTURNUS

TWISTED TAIL OF THE COMET

KINDEVILLUSION

FUTUREALITY

Watch the official video for Newsted’s ‘Soldierhead’ below

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20 Jun 2013

Micheal Monroe Reveals Cover Art And Track Listing For Brand New Studio

 

ICONIC ROCK ‘N’ ROLL FRONTMAN REVEALS COVER ART & TRACK-LISTING FOR BRAND NEW STUDIO ALBUM, ‘HORNS AND HALOS’, OUT AUGUST 26th 2013 VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS…

Micheal Monroe Reveals Cover Art And Track Listing For Brand New Studio

Vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, uber-energetic front-man & all-round rock ‘n’ roll legend, Michael Monroe, has revealed the album artwork for new studio outing, ‘Horns And Halos’, confirmed for UK release on August 26th via Spinefarm Records.

The arresting cover art is based on an idea from Swedish guitar star, Dregen, who features in Michael’s current touring & recording line-up…

“I love logotypes that are a ‘little secret’,” says Dregen, “You know, the ones that are more like signs – Van Halen, Crass, HIM’s Heartagram, etc. That was the starting point…”

‘Horns And Halos’ – mixed by Petri Majuri at Seawolf Studios, Finland – is the follow-up to 2011’s critically-acclaimed ‘Sensory Overdrive’, winner of Classic Rock Magazine’s ‘Album Of The Year’ and a No. 1 record in MM’s Finnish homeland.

Monroe’s touring & recording outfit – bassist Sami Yaffa (ex-Hanoi Rocks/New York Dolls), guitarist Steve Conte (ex-New York Dolls/Company Of Wolves), drummer Karl ‘Rockfist’ Rosqvist (ex-Chelsea Smiles/Danzig) and Dregen – have been hard at work in the studio, providing creative support for a frontman whose reputation is genuinely global and whose influence continues to be felt, with musicians of all ages (from Dave Grohl to the original Gun n’ Roses’ members) citing Michael’s ground-breaking career as a source of inspiration.

‘Horns And Halos’ track-listing:

1.TNT Diet

2. Ballad Of The Lower East Side

3. Eighteen Angels

4. Saturday Night Special

5. Stained Glass Heart

6. Horns And Halos

7. Child Of The Revolution

8. Soul Surrender

9. Half The Way

10. Ritual

11. Hands Are Tied

A second single / video from ‘Horns And Halos’ will be made available on August 5th 2013 via Spinefarm Records, details tbc.

Watch the video for current single, ‘Ballad Of The Lower East Side’ (a nod to Michael’s early days in New York, a city he moved to for a decade following the mid-’80s break up of glam punk pioneers, HanoiRocks), below.

A string of MM UK shows / festivals will be announced shortly for 2013, with Hard Rock Hell (November 28th – December 1st, North Wales) already lined up.

www.michaelmonroe.com

www.facebook.com/michaelmonroeofficial

19 Jun 2013

AMARANTHE REVEAL BRAND NEW VIDEO FOR ‘BURN WITH ME’ FROM CURRENT STUDIO ALBUM, ‘THE NEXUS’

 

                           Watch the video for 'Burn With Me' here

AMARANTHE REVEAL BRAND NEW VIDEO FOR ‘BURN WITH ME’ FROM CURRENT STUDIO ALBUM, ‘THE NEXUS’

 

Amaranthe’s new single/video, ‘Burn With Me’, has been revealed on Vevo.com today!

The clip has once again been directed by Patric Ullaeus, who has worked with names such as In Flames, Arch Enemy & Dimmu Borgir; he was also responsible for Amaranthe video ‘The Hunger' – lead single from the band's highly successful self-titled debut, now at a whopping 3.5 million YouTube views – as well as their clip for new album title track, ‘The Nexus’, released earlier this year and already at way over 2 million views (and counting).

On the live front, Amaranthe will now head out to the US for a string of headline dates, bringing Spinefarm label-mates Kobra And The Lotus with them as main support. UK dates are currently in the planning stages for the autumn.

The Swedish/Danish modern sextet’s sophomore album, ‘The Nexus’, is now available digitally as well as on CD & vinyl via Spinefarm Records.

AMARANTHE are: Andy - vocals, Jake E - vocals, Elize - vocals, Olof Mörck - guitars & keys, Morten Løwe Sørensen - drums, Johan Andreassen - bass.

www.amaranthe.se

www.facebook.com/AmarantheBand

19 Jun 2013

FILTER LAUNCHES INDIEGOGO CAMPAIGN

FILTER LAUNCHES INDIEGOGO CAMPAIGN TO BRING UNIQUE LIVE EXPERIENCE TO THEIR FANS AROUND THE WORLD

FILTER LAUNCHES INDIEGOGO CAMPAIGN

To celebrate the release of their June 3, 2013 Wind-up/ Spinefarm Records debut album, The Sun Comes Out Tonight, Filter have launched an Indiegogo campaign to reward their fans with one of a kind Filter VIP experiences. Fans will have the chance to buy “perks” for everything from a signed CD to coffee with singer Richard Patrick to the grand perk of them all, the Filter VIP Combo Pack which includes VIP access before, during and after a show of choice, signed guitar and gold vinyl as well as other additional goodies (see list below). More perks will be added throughout the campaign. Every dollar that is raised through the campaign will go directly towards their world tour.

Of the campaign, Richard Patrick said, “After laying down an ear recipe that is sure to piss off a few neighbors on our new record The Sun Comes Out Tonight, we realized it was necessary that we tour the world and break a few more strings with all of you. This is something we’ve dreamt about from the very beginning, but to fulfill this dream we are going to need your help. Over the last couple of months we have observed the success that this method has produced for several bands and artists alike. It’s an unusual method, but it’s a new method and it seems this is a way for us to connect with you, our fans, on a much more personal level. We like that.”

Visit Indiegogo.com to take part.

Recorded in Los Angeles at Blue Room Studios with producer Bob Marlette, The Sun Comes Out Tonight was written and recorded by leader Richard Patrick and guitarist & co-conspirator Jonny Radtke, as well as collaborator Marlette. The first single, “What Do You Say”, is out now, with the video premiering on VEVO June 6th.

Formed in 1993, Filter has enjoyed significant success over the past two decades. The band released their critically acclaimed first album Short Bus in 1995, a disc Rolling Stone praised as "a timely combination of grunge heat and industrial ice." Fueled by the top 10 hit "Hey Man Nice Shot," the album rocketed to # 3 on Billboard's Heatseekers Chart and went on to sell more than a million copies. They raised the bar with 1999's Title of Record which featured the top 10 rock hit "Welcome To The Fold" along with a blockbuster crossover smash in "Take A Picture," a song that shot to # 3 on Billboard's Modern Rock Chart, # 7 on its Adult Top 40 Chart and # 1 on its Dance Music/Club Play Chart. The years that followed saw the band releasing three more albums - 2002's The Amalgamut, 2008's Anthems For The Damned and 2010's The Trouble With Angels, while touring the world and amassing a huge international fan base whose member’s number in the millions. Filter has also contributed songs to several blockbuster soundtracks, most recently their cover of “Happy Together” which was recently featured in the trailer of the film The Great Gatsby and has now sold over 80,000 singles.

Filter is currently on tour performing select headline dates in between the Summerland tour with Everclear, Live and Sponge; they’ll head off to Europe to play several festivals this August, including Reading & Leeds in the UK. Dates are listed below. Summerland tickets are on sale now and are available here. All Filter information and dates can be found here.

The list of Filter Indiegogo “perks” below:

Signed CD comes with all perks over $20

$10

Digital Album Download

Full album download of our newest release "The Sun Comes Out Tonight."

$20

Signed CD

Signed CD copy of our new album.

$35

Signed Gold Record Vinyl

Get a signed copy of our new 12" Gold Vinyl.

$60

Drum Head Pack

One signed drum head, a pair of drum sticks, and guitar picks from Jonny, Phil, and Richard.

$85

Filter Merch Pack

Package includes 2 t-shirts, a hat, and Filter bottle-opener key chain.

$100

COMBO PACK

Drum Head Package + signed 12" Gold Vinyl + t-shirt.

$200

Signed Lyric Sheet

Richard and Jonny personally sign one of their hand-written lyric sheets.

$250

Coffee W/ Rich

When Filter comes to your city, enjoy quality coffee and conversation with Richard Patrick.

$300

All Access VIP Pack

All Access Pass to the one tour show of your choice. Hang out with the band backstage before, during, and after the show. Take pictures, get autographs, and take home a pair of signed drum sticks. Also includes Filter t-shirt.

$350

Rich's Post Card Club

Richard writes you a hand written post card once a month for the rest of the year.

$450

Skype W/ The Band

Log in to Skype and chat with Richard, Jonny, Phil and Jeff for some video conversation.

$1,000

Create YOUR Setlist

(Limited to 1 person per market) First market, SWITZERLAND - You create the set list that YOU want to hear (a list of options will be presented to you based on the set time length and what we have rehearsed).

$3,500

FILTER VIP COMBO PACK

Get a Filter signed guitar with VIP All Access Pack + the COMBO PACK.

UK TOUR DATES:

8/23/13 Leeds Festival Leeds

8/25/13 Reading Festival Reading

8/26/13 Liquid Rooms Edinburgh

8/28/13 Islington Academy London

18 Jun 2013

NEW ALBUMS FROM CHTHONIC AND KALMAH OUT NOW!

NEW ALBUMS FROM CHTHONIC AND KALMAH OUT NOW!

Today is a sweet day for a lot of you metal fans!

CHTHONIC's Bu-Tik is now available for download and you can grab your copy HERE!

KALMAH's Seventh Swamphony is also out digitally today, grab that bad boy over HERE.

The CD versions will be available next week, so if you prefer a physical release hold on just a little longer.

17 Jun 2013

FILTER STREAM BRAND NEW ALBUM, ‘THE SUN COMES OUT TONIGHT’ IN ITS ENTIRETY FOR A LIMITED TIME VIA SOUNDCLOUD…

Listen to 'The Sun Comes Out Tonight' stream here

FILTER STREAM BRAND NEW ALBUM, ‘THE SUN COMES OUT TONIGHT’ IN ITS ENTIRETY FOR A LIMITED TIME VIA SOUNDCLOUD…

Multi-platinum rockers, FILTER have given fans the opportunity to stream their brand new album, ’The Sun Comes Out Tonight’ in its entirety for one week, following its worldwide release.

‘The Sun Comes Out Tonight’ is the US band’s sixth studio albumand Wind-Up/Spinefarm Records’ debut, available digitally as well as CD and vinyl formats now.

On the live front, Filter have announced two UK headline shows, the first of which will take place on August 26th at Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh followed by an appearance at Islington O2 Academy, London on August 28th plus an appearance at this year’s Reading & Leeds Festivals; performing at Leeds on Saturday 24th August and Reading on Sunday 25th August of the three-day dual location festival.

“We've always wanted to play these festivals. I remember listening to The Who live at Leeds as a child and wondering if I would ever be there myself. And now I will.” – Richard Patrick.

A brand new video for single, ‘What Do You Say’ has also been revealed. Watch it here

17 Jun 2013

NEW VIDEO AND ADDITIONAL TOUR DATES FROM AMARANTHE!

NEW VIDEO AND ADDITIONAL TOUR DATES FROM AMARANTHE!

Check out the brand new video for "Burn With Me" by AMARANTHE via Metal on Vevo!

Also.. Additional tour dates have been announced for their first North-American headlining tour:

July
17 - The Gramercy Theatre - New York, NY
18 - The Note - West Chester, PA
19 - The Middle East - Cambridge, MA
20 - Mod Club - Toronto, ON
22 - Bottom Lounge - Chicago, IL
23 - Station 4 - St Paul, MN
25 - Marquis Theater - Denver, CO
28 - Las Vegas Country Saloon - Las Vegas, NV
29 - Martini Ranch - Scottsdale, AZ
30 - The Roxy Theatre - Los Angeles, CA

Get your copy of Amaranthe's sophmore album 'The Nexus' right HERE!

14 Jun 2013

FULL STREAM OF KALMAH'S 'SEVENTH SWAMPHONY'!

Exclusive: Kalmah Premiere New Album, Seventh Swamphony
FULL STREAM OF KALMAH'S 'SEVENTH SWAMPHONY'!

Finnish melodic death-metal outfit Kalmah will release their new album, Seventh Swamphony, on June 18. In anticipation, the band is premiering the record over at Revolver Mag!

11 Jun 2013

REVOLVER PREMIERES NEW VIDEO FROM CHTHONIC

Exclusive: ChthoniC Premiere New Music Video, “Supreme Pain for the Tyrant”
REVOLVER PREMIERES NEW VIDEO FROM CHTHONIC

Taiwanese extreme-metal outfit and Ozzfest veterans ChthoniC have teamed up with Revolver to release their next music video, for the song “Supreme Pain for the Tyrant.” The track is off the group’s forthcoming new album, Bú-Tik, which is set for release on June 18 (CD on June 25th).

Pre-order your physical copy right HERE!

Watch the video below and head to REVOLVER for the full story!

11 Jun 2013

CHTHONIC REVEAL BRAND NEW VIDEO FOR ‘SUPREME PAIN FOR THE TYRANT’

CHTHONIC REVEAL BRAND NEW VIDEO FOR ‘SUPREME PAIN FOR THE TYRANT’ – THIRD SINGLE FROM CURRENT STUDIO ALBUM, ‘BU-TIK’, AVAILABLE NOW VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS…watch here

+ BEHIND-THE-SCENES VIDEO... watch here

CHTHONIC REVEAL BRAND NEW VIDEO FOR ‘SUPREME PAIN FOR THE TYRANT’

TAIWANESE METALLERS Chthonic have today released a video for ‘Supreme Pain For The Tyrant’ – the third and latest single from brand new seventh studio album, ‘Bú-Tik’.

‘Supreme Pain For The Tyrant’ is the follow-up to Chthonic’s recent single/video, ‘Sail Into The Sunsets Fire’. The clip is a collaboration between film director Cheng Wen-tang (鄭文堂) and short film director Chang Yih-feng (張軼峰), with the help of world renowned choreographer, Bulareyaung Pagarlava.

“This is a rare experience that gives me a chance to work with a different genre of music,” said Bulareyaung, who marks this project as his first time working with heavy metal music. “I was determined to take part in creating the music video when I heard the phrase ‘let me stand up like a Taiwanese’ in the song.”

Director Cheng adds, “It’s such a dream to work with Bulareyaung; the dream scene in my mind was realised when the dancing part was finished.”

The video depicts members of Chthonic travelling back in time to revisit a reception held by Nazi Germany and the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) in 1930’s Shanghai. The gathering follows a government deal on military cooperation to assassinate officials.

Watch the video for ‘Supreme Pain For The Tyrant’ here

ON THE live front, Chthonic are confirmed to play on the Pepsi Max Stage on Saturday, June 15th at the Download Festival 2013; Chthonic last appeared at Download in 2011, but for this follow-up show they are returning with an oriental orchestra. Says bassist Doris Yeh:-

“This is the first time we’ll have played with the orchestra outside of Taiwan. We’re really hoping to present a show that people will be talking about for some time to come…”

Plans are currently being discussed for an autumn UK tour.

Chthonic are: Freddy Lim - vocals, erhu / Doris Yeh - bass, backing vox / Jesse Liu - guitar, backing vox / Dani Wang – drums / CJ Kao – keys.

11 Jun 2013

SANTA CRUZ CONFIRM FIRST UK SHOWS FOR JULY 2013

FINNISH ROCKERS CONFIRM FIRST UK SHOWS FOR JULY 2013…

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DEBUT ‘SCREAMING FOR ADRENALINE’ ALBUM NOW ON RELEASE VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS UK

SANTA CRUZ CONFIRM FIRST UK SHOWS FOR JULY 2013

SANTA CRUZ, the Helsinki-based four-piece who draw their inspiration from such hard rockin’ greats as Skid Row & Guns ´n Roses, will be Special Guesting with Spinefarm label-mates Vega on two UK shows in July.

These are:-

JULY

5th – London, Barfly

6th – Rock City, Nottingham

Completing the bill in London will be melodic rockers Curran, with the full bill in Notts yet to be announced.

Blending influences from ’80s & early ’90s rock with an accomplished level of musicianship plus elements of modern metal, Santa Cruz have already kicked up some serious dust in their native Finland, and now – with debut ‘Screaming For Adrenaline’ albumon release and picking up positive reviews – the time is right for a UK visit, actually the band’s very first shows outside of Finland!

Says vocalist/guitarist Archie: “We are so stoked to bring our music to the UK for the first time! We seem to have fans there already, and hopefully we'll make loads of new ones. We want to show everybody that hard rock is alive ‘n’ kickin’! From the UK, we really admire classic bands like The Stones, Zeppelin, Sabbath & Purple, as well as ’80's groups such as Def Leppard & Judas Priest! And, more recently, The Darkness. We can’t wait!”

Loved by Children Of Bodom’s Alexi Laiho (“the awesome guitar playing makes me wanna bang my head into two pieces!”), ‘Screaming…’ is a bold statement from a band who have been together since 2007, and who have spent the past few years cutting their musical teeth via two EP releases plus some intensive home country gigging.

Now it’s time to spread the word.

7 Jun 2013

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH - 'THE WAY OF THE FIST' IRON FIST EDITION FOR ONLY £14.99

Five Finger Death Punch's acclaimed debut album, 'The Way Of The Fist' (Iron Fist Edition), is available on the Spinefarm store for just £14.99. Be sure to snap yours up for this incredible price right now.

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH - 'THE WAY OF THE FIST' IRON FIST EDITION FOR ONLY £14.99

The ‘Iron Fist Edition’ includes the US band’s debut album, 'The Way Of The Fist' (2009), complete with bonus track, a second disc of live, demo, cover & instrumental tracks, a third disc with their videos and a documentary on the band… plus lyrics, a poster & Five Finger Death Punch trading cards!

Track listing is as follows:

Disc 1:

1. Ashes
2. The Way Of The Fist
3. Salvation
4. The Bleeding
5. A Place To Die
6. The Devil's Own
7. White Knuckles
8. Can’t Heal You
9. Death Before Dishonor
10. Meet The Monster
11. Stranger Than Fiction
12. Never Enough
13. The Bleeding (acoustic)

Disc 2:

1. A New Level
2. From Out Of Nowhere
3. Succubus (demo)
4. Salvation (live)
5. The Way Of The Fist (live)
6. White Knuckles (live)
7. Salvation (instrumental)
8. The Bleeding (instrumental)
9. The Way Of The Fist (instrumental)
10. The Devil's Own (instrumental)
11. Never Enough (instrumental)
Disc 3:

1. The Legend Of The Fist: Vol. 1 (A Five Finger Death Punch documentary)
2. The Bleeding (Video)
3. Never Enough (Video)
4. The Way Of The Fist (Video)

You can buy the album for its reduced £14.99 price at here

Five Finger Death Punch will be back in the UK for Download 2013 and again in November & December for the Avenged Sevenfold arena tour.

6 Jun 2013

NEWSTED TO RELEASE ALBUM ‘HEAVY METAL MUSIC’ ON AUGUST 5TH 2013 VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS

NEWSTED TO RELEASE ALBUM ‘HEAVY METAL MUSIC’ ON AUGUST 5TH 2013 VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS

+ TASTER TRACK, ‘HEROIC DOSE’, REVEALED…

NEWSTED TO RELEASE ALBUM ‘HEAVY METAL MUSIC’ ON AUGUST 5TH 2013 VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS

From his official website www.newstedheavymetal.com, Jason Newsted has announced an August 5th release date for Newsted’s forthcoming studio album, HEAVY METAL MUSIC – to be released on Spinefarm Records in the UK.

Building on the teaser EP Metal (which debuted at #1 on the US iTunes metal chart), Newsted’s debut full-length assault, HEAVY METAL MUSIC, is likewise short on pretense and long on crushing riffs. From the throwback Sabbathian strut of ‘Ampossible’, through the breakneck gallop of ‘Long Time Dead’ and onto the full-speed-ahead charge of ‘Above All’, this 11-song album is sure to cement the band’s place as one of metal’s strongest outfits.

Staind guitarist Mike Mushok now joins an already impressive fold, with Jason (bass & lead vocals) flanked by guitarist Jessie Farnsworth & drummer Jesus Mendez Jr.

Listen to an exclusive stream of the brand new track, ‘Heroic Dose’ at www.newstedheavymetal.com

Newsted are currently in Europe playing major festivals, but this debut run also takes in a one-off headline show at the 100 Club, London on June 12th (sorry folks, it’s already sold out); after this, the band make an appearance at the Download Festival on June 16th.

Newsted will return to the US in early July for Megadeth’s formidable Gigantour, which also features Black Label Society, Device, Hellyeah & Death Division.

“There is a chance that Mustaine and I will bust out some old Metallica that he was a part of. It has been talked about,” says Jason. “I’m willing to throw down Phantom Lord – actually, whatever he calls out, I’m gonna throw down!”

HEAVY METAL MUSIC album track-listing:

HEROIC DOSE

SOLDIERHEAD (video track)

…AS THE CROW FLIES

AMPOSSIBLE

LONG TIME DEAD

ABOVE ALL

KING OF THE UNDERDOGS

NOCTURNUS

TWISTED TAIL OF THE COMET

KINDEVILLUSION

FUTUREALITY

Watch the official video for Newsted’s ‘Soldierhead’ below.

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6 Jun 2013

FILTER ANNOUNCE APPEARANCES AT READING & LEEDS FESTIVALS 2013

+ BRAND NEW VIDEO FOR SINGLE, ‘WHAT DO YOU SAY’, PREMIERING ON VEVO.COM NOW!...

Watch 'What Do You Say' on Vevo here

FILTER ANNOUNCE APPEARANCES AT READING & LEEDS FESTIVALS 2013

Filter have been announced to play the Lock Up Stage at this year’s Reading & Leeds Festivals. The platinum-selling US outfit, formed around the nucleus of Richard Patrick (of Nine Inch Nails), will appear at this three-day, dual-location event as follows: Leeds on Saturday 24th August & Reading on Sunday 25th August.

Defined by frontman Patrick’s signature roar, Filter deliver smouldering guitars, pulsating rhythms & biting lyrics, and now – nearly 20 years after the release of their self-produced debut album, ‘Short Bus’, back in 1995 – theyare joined by new guitarist and former Kill Hannah member, Jonny Radtke.

A brand new video for single, ‘What Do You Say’, is premiering on Vevo now. Watch it here

‘What Do You Say’ features onthe band’s sixth studio albumand Wind-Up/Spinefarm Records’ debut, ‘The Sun Comes Out Tonight’, available digitally as well as on CD & vinyl formats now.

Filter have also announced two UK headline shows, the first of which will take place on August 26th at the Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh, whereas the second is scheduled for Islington O2 Academy, London on August 28th. These dates are part of a European tour, which runs to the end of August.

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5 Jun 2013

RECKLESS LOVE UK HEADLINE TOUR ANNOUNCED FOR OCTOBER 2013

RECKLESS LOVE UK HEADLINE TOUR ANNOUNCED FOR OCTOBER 2013
RECKLESS LOVE UK HEADLINE TOUR ANNOUNCED FOR OCTOBER 2013

RECKLESS LOVE, the flamboyant Finnish rockers who burst spectacularly onto the UK scene in 2010,have announced a headline run of datesfor October 2013; this tour follows on from the band?s month-long UK visit in the autumn of 2012, which included a four-night residency in London.

UK TOUR 2013

01.10.13 MANCHESTER ACADEMY 3

02.10.13 NEWCASTLE ACADEMY 2

03.10.13 GLASGOW CATHOUSE

04.10.13 LEEDS COCKPIT

05.10.13 NOTTINGHAM RESCUE ROOMS

06.10.13 WOLVERHAMPTON SLADE ROOMS

08.10.13 NORWICH WATERFRONT STUDIO

09.10.13 BRISTOL THE FLEECE

10.10.13 LONDON 02 ACADEMY ISLINGTON

Reckless Love's single/video for 'Night On Fire' is out now via Spinefarm Records; the song is taken from RL's upcoming third album, title tbc.

Watch the video for 'Night On Fire' Below...

Says frontman Olli Herman, fresh from RL's special guest spot with Kiss at Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland:-

''Night On Fire' is the pure essence of Reckless Love; a deceitfully catchy tune with an awesome big sing-along chorus and a fierce guitar solo. It embodies all of our biggest '80s influences from Kiss and Van Halen to Def Leppard and Europe. 'Night On Fire' also has this exotic Shakira-esque groove to it which'll make you dance ? or if dancing ain't your cup of tea, you can nod your head until you break your neck!'

Continues guitarist Pepe:-

'And we are thrilled to have some UK dates back in our calendar! Even more so because, as we promised last time around, we will have a brand new album out by the time we get there. We are going to fire with all guns and get ground-breakingly explosive on stage as we hit hard with the new songs mixed up with the best of the old. So, dear UK friends, do not miss this chance to witness the best Reckless Love shows to date!!'

4 Jun 2013

Vega announce UK Dates

+ APPEARANCE AT STEELHOUSE FESTIVAL 2013

++ NEW SINGLE/VIDEO, ‘WHAT THE HELL!’, DUE FOR RELEASE JUNE 9TH VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS…

Vega announce UK Dates

UK ROCKERS Vega have confirmed three headline UK dates for this July plus an appearance at Planet Rock’s Steelhouse Festival, taking place on the 27th& 28th July at Hafod – Y – Dafal Farm, Ebbw Vale, Wales.

Dates as follows:

04.07.13: Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton

05.07.13: The Barfly, London

06.07.13: Rock City, Nottingham

28.07.13: Hafod – Y – Dafal Farm, Ebbw Vale, Wales

Vega’s second studio album, ‘What The Hell!’ –the band’s first release for Spinefarm Records/Ninetone– is available now in both physical and digital formats.

A second single/video, for title track ‘What The Hell!’, will be released digitally with a previously unreleased B-Side, ‘Skin Deep’, on June 9th 2013.

Watch the video for ‘What The Hell!’ below

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4 Jun 2013

KILLING JOKE'S 'THE SINGLES COLLECTION 1979-2012' IS OUT ON CD TODAY

KILLING JOKE'S 'THE SINGLES COLLECTION 1979-2012' IS OUT ON CD TODAY

"A timely reminder why KILLING JOKE continue to be held in such high esteem," notes Drowned In Sound, The Singles Collection 1979-2012 captures the band's mammoth, ever-evolving legacy with a series of dark, apocalyptic songs that have successfully combined disco, funk and shamanic wisdom with the dark side of punk rock. The Singles Collection 1979-2012 delivers thirty-three career-spanning singles over two CDs with an additional third disc of rarities which includes previously unreleased studio tracks. The three-CD version will be limited in number, reverting to two CDs containing the singles tracks.

Notes Sea of Tranquility, "The Singles Collection 1979 - 2012 is an excellent place to start with all the KILLING JOKE the casual fan would ever require and I recommend the version with the rarities which is a limited edition. See if you can spot the ways in which this highly influential band has influenced groups as diverse as Nirvana, Fear Factor, Faith No More, Opeth and many more."

Adds BrooklynVegan, "KILLING JOKE is, like many of the great bands of our time, unique and generally unclassifiable. Punk in both ethos and origin, the UK band has dipped its toe in industrial, metal, funk and dance music in their close-to-35-year career, carving out their own niche and more importantly their own sound."

I WANT THAT COLLECTION NOW!

3 Jun 2013

CHTHONIC STREAM BRAND NEW ALBUM, ‘BU-TIK’, IN ITS ENTIRETY

CHTHONIC STREAM BRAND NEW ALBUM, ‘BU-TIK’, IN ITS ENTIRITY, TODAY, IN CELEBRATION OF ITS OFFICIAL RELEAS

STREAM THE ALBUM HERE

CHTHONIC STREAM BRAND NEW ALBUM, ‘BU-TIK’, IN ITS ENTIRETY

TAIWANESE METALLERS, Chthonic, announce a 24-hour stream of their seventh studio album, ‘Bú-Tik’, via Soundcloud.comto celebrate its release in the UK.

Listen to ‘Bú-Tik’ in full here

Recorded at Sweden’s Sweetspot Studio by producer Rickard Bengtson, who also worked on 2011’s ‘Takasago Army’, ‘Bú-Tik’sees theband returning to the scene with their signature brand of symphonic ‘orient metal’, as they choose to define it; as usual, the musicians continue on their mission to build awareness of the myths of Taiwan and the tragic events in their country's history.

‘Bú-Tik’– based around the story of the 228 Massacre, the Bú-Tik Palace and the Mirror Of Retribution – highlights “righteous violence & justifiable defence”; once more, it takes the listener deep into the folklore & history of exotic Taiwan…

Says bassist and band spokesperson, Doris Yeh:-

“We are very proud to present ‘Bú-Tik’ to the world; it talks about self-defence, righteous violence and the armed spirits! With this album, we have pushed ourselves to achieve new heights – heights we've never imagined before! We are leading metal fans to the next episode of Chthonic!”

Track-listing:-

01. Arising Armament (intro)

02. Supreme Pain For The Tyrant

03. Sail Into The Sunset’s Fire

04. Next Republic

05. Rage Of My Sword

06. Between Silence And Death

07. Resurrection Pyre

08. Set Fire To The Island

09. Defenders Of Bu-tik Palace

10. Undying Rearmament (Outro)

‘Bú-Tik’ is available in both physical and digital formats now, via Spinefarm Records.

ON THE live front, Chthonic are confirmed to play on the Pepsi Max Stage on Saturday, June 15th at the Download Festival 2013, set to take place over the weekend of June 14th - 16th at its historical stamping ground of Donington Park.

Chthonic last appeared at Download in 2011, but for this follow-up show they are returning in greater numbers, the plan being to utilise the skills of the oriental orchestra…

Says Doris:-

“This is the first time we’ll have played with the orchestra outside of Taiwan. We’re really hoping to present a show that people will be talking about for some time to come…”

Tickets for Download 2013 are available here

FROM Fuji Rock & Loud Park in Japan, through to Ozzfest in the US, Bloodstock & Download in the UK, and Wacken Open Air in Germany, Chthonic have already made their mark around the world, touring in over 30 countries, picking up awards (including the Golden Melody Award – the Taiwanese equivalent of a Grammy), featuring on magazine front covers, supporting political causes, releasing photo books, appearing in the charts and of course making powerful, unique music steeped in their own culture.

Plans are currently being discussed for an autumn UK tour.

Chthonic are: Freddy Lim - vocals, erhu / Doris Yeh - bass, backing vox / Jesse Liu - guitar, backing vox / Dani Wang – drums/ CJ Kao – keys.

30 May 2013

filter preview new album 'The sun comes out tonight' on revolver magazine

Today, RevolverMag.com presents the exclusive premiere of Filter’s new album, The Sun Comes Out Tonight. Click here to listen. The album will be released June 4 through Wind-up Records, and you can enjoy Revolver’s stream through June 3.

filter preview new album 'The sun comes out tonight' on revolver magazine

The Sun Comes Out Tonight, which was recorded in Los Angeles at Blue Room Studios with producer Bob Marlette, was written and recorded by Richard Patrick and guitarist Jonny Radtke, plus Marlette.

The album is available for pre-order at iTunes right here.

Filter will be on the Summerland tour, which will hit more than 35 US cities. Everclear, Live and Sponge also will be on the bill. Be sure to check all the dates below — directly below the Soundcloud player.

For more about Filter, visit their official website and Facebook page.

30 May 2013

STREAM NEW TRACK FROM KALMAH VIA DECIBEL!

For your streaming pleasure today we have a track from Kalmah’s new album 'Seventh Swamphony'. Listen to “Deadfall"
STREAM NEW TRACK FROM KALMAH VIA DECIBEL!

Finnish death metal legion Kalmah are pleased to unleash their seventh studio offering this June, titled Seventh Swamphony. Recorded at Tico-Tico Studios in Kemi, Finland, the follow-up to 2010’s critically acclaimed 12 Gauge release was mixed and mastered at Sweden’s Fascination Street Studios by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Soilwork, Paradise Lost, et al) and showcases the Oulu outfit’s signature brand of frantic, yet melodic death metal tempered here by a new-found epic mournfulness.

STREAM THE TRACK OVER AT DECIBEL MAG!

PRE-ORDER 'SEVENTH SWAMPHONY' RIGHT HERE!

 

24 May 2013

TERRORIZER PREMIERES NEW VIDEO FROM CHTHONIC!

TERRORIZER PREMIERES NEW VIDEO FROM CHTHONIC!

Taiwanese metallers Chthonic are premiering their brand new video for ‘Sail Into The Sunset’s Fire’ exclusively with Terrorizer.

‘Sail Into The Sunset’s Fire’ is the second single to be taken from Chthonic’s forthcoming seventh album ‘Bù-Tik’, which is due for release on June 18th.

According to vocalist Freddy Lim, ‘Sail Into The Sunset’s Fire’ recounts the story of pirates in East Asia in the Age Of Exploration: “We’re not encouraging kidnapping or robbery, but the challenge to conventional authority here is indeed inspiring. According to historical accounts, the pirates—who came from islands between Japan & Indonesia—had planned to overthrow the Ming Empire of China and the Tokugawa Shogunate of Japan, and some of them eventually settled along Taiwan’s western coast…”

READ THE FULL STORY OVER AT TERRORIZER!

22 May 2013

AMARANTHE ANNOUNCE FIRST EVER U.S TOUR

Direct support from KOBRA AND THE LOTUS!
AMARANTHE ANNOUNCE FIRST EVER U.S TOUR

After years in waiting, and a short prelude in the form of their 2012 PROGPOWER USA appearance, Swedish/Danish modern metal sextet AMARANTHE are now very excited to announce their very first U.S. headline tour, starting on July 17th in New York City at the Gramercy Theatre! The tour hits several major U.S. cities and more dates are scheduled to be added soon. Support will come from Kobra And The Lotus.Stay tuned to the official AMARANTHE site www.amaranthe.se and the official band Facebook page for updates. 

In a statement, the band says, “AMARANTHE are now extremely proud and very excited to announce our very first USA headline tour! After a fantastically successful The Nexus World Tour in Europe and one in Asia, consisting of almost 50 shows, it is now time to bring this monster to the U.S.! The fans across the Atlantic have been very supportive since AMARANTHE's early demo days, and it has long been a dream for us to properly perform there. The trek will go from east to west, and more than the initially released dates will announced shortly! Support will come from KOBRA AND THE LOTUS, a great up and coming Canadian heavy metal act, and more bands will open for this core package. See all of you American fans in July!” 

Confirmed AMARANTHE U.S. Headline dates:

July 17    The Gramercy Theatre - New York (NY)

July 18    The Note - West Chester (PA)

July 19    The Middle East - Cambridge (MA)

July 22    Bottom Lounge - Chicago (IL)

July 23    Station 4 - St Paul (MN)

July 25    Marquis Theater - Denver (CO) 

AMARANTHE released their new album, The Nexus,on March 26th. The album landed on the iTunes Metal chart at #1 on the first day of release. Additionally, first week numbers showed the album poised at an outstanding #12 on the Soundscan Heatseeker chart, #36 on the Current Hard Music Albums Core Stores chart, and #61 on the Hard Music Albums chart. 

AMARANTHE’s new music video for ‘The Nexus’ has racked up OVER 1.9 MILLION views since its release earlier this year! The video is available for viewing now on VEVO at this link. The video was directed by Patric Ullaeus,who has worked with names such as In Flames, Arch Enemy and Dimmu Borgir; he was also responsiblefor AMARANTHE video for ‘The Hunger’, the lead single from the band’s highly successful debut, now at a whopping 4 millionYouTube views (and counting). 

AMARANTHE is: Andy – vocals, Jake E – vocals, Elize – vocals, Olof Mörck – guitars & keys, Morten Løwe Sørensen – drums, Johan Andreassen – bass.

For more information on AMARANTHE and details on all confirmed shows, please visit these websites:

www.amaranthe.se

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22 May 2013

Dead By April Release New Lyric Video for Upcoming Single 'Freeze Frame'

BRAND NEW LYRIC VIDEO FOR SINGLE, ‘FREEZE FRAME’, FROM THE GOTHENBURG BAND’s FORTHCOMING STUDIO ALBUM REVEALED TODAY

SINGLE AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD MAY 26TH

Dead By April Release New Lyric Video for Upcoming Single 'Freeze Frame'

DEAD BY APRIL have today revealed their official lyric video for new single, ‘Freeze Frame’. The track is the first to be taken from their forthcoming third studio album, due to be released this September via Spinefarm Records.

‘Freeze Frame’ will be available, digitally, on all the usual platforms (iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, etc.) from May 26th.

This new album (title yet to be revealed) is the follow-up to ‘Incomparable’, and is the first to feature brand new vocalist Christoffer Andersson following Jimmie Strimell’s departure earlier this year.

Watch the video below

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22 May 2013

Filter Stream 'Self Inflicted' From their upcoming album 'The Sun Comes Out Tonight'

FILTER STREAM TRACK ‘SELF INFLICTED’ FROM NEW STUDIO ALBUM ‘THE SUN COMES OUT TONIGHT’ VIA LOUDWIRE.COM.

+ UK HEADLINE SHOWS

 
Filter Stream 'Self Inflicted' From their upcoming album 'The Sun Comes Out Tonight'

Filter exclusively stream taster track, ‘Self Inflicted’, via Loudwire.com 

The track features onthe US band’s sixth studio albumand Wind-Up/Spinefarm Records’ debut, The Sun Comes Out Tonight, due to be unleashed on June 3rd 2013.

The band has already released first single, ‘What Do You Say’, and ‘Self Inflicted’ is another explosive track from the multi-platinum rockers.

Main-man Richard Patrik says…

“I wanted to try and understand the mass shooter, so I created a character, wrote the lyrics and performed it from the perspective of the shooter… based on the psychology I read that said there was a pattern. For example, an event like Columbine, [looking at it as if] the shooters were the victims and that somehow we or society made them do it — that somehow they were the victims. That this was self-inflicted.”

On the live front, Filter have announced two UK headline shows, the first of which will take place on August 26th at Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh followed by an appearance at Islington O2 Academy, London on August 28th. 2013 UK festival appearances will be announced shortly.

Watch ‘the making of ‘The Sun Comes Out Tonight’ (part 1)' below

'Part two’ will be premiering on www.purevolume.com on May 24th .

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21 May 2013

Filter Announce UK Headline Dates for August 2013

FILTER ANNOUNCE UK HEADLINE DATES FOR AUGUST 2013

+ WATCH PART ONE OF ‘THE MAKING OF’ FOR ‘THE SUN COMES OUT TONIGHT’ ALBUM

Filter Announce UK Headline Dates for August 2013

Multi-platinum US rockers FILTER have announced two UK headline shows, the first of which will take place on August 26th at Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh followed by an appearance at Islington O2 Academy, London on August 28th.

Prior to these shows, Filter will unleash their sixth studio album and Wind-Up/Spinefarm Records debut, The Sun Comes Out Tonight, on June 3rd 2013.

Described as "a combination of grunge heat and industrial ice" by Rolling Stone, few rock groups have so consistently torn up the rule book and ploughed their own path, the music – contemporary, intelligent & unorthodox – topped off by the signature roar of front-man, former Nine Inch Nails associate & band nucleus, Richard Patrick.

Now, in 2013, guitarist Jonny Radtke (ex-Kill Hannah) has joined the ranks as co-conspirator, helping to define the brand new body of work that is The Sun Comes Out… – a glorious industrial rock fusion recorded at Blue Room Studios in Los Angeles with Bob Marlette (Atreyu, Shinedown, Seether) at the production helm.

Watch ‘the making of ‘The Sun Comes Out Tonight’ (part 1)’ here

‘Part two’ will be premiering on www.purevolume.com on May 24th.

A free track, We Hate It When You Get What You Want, is available now via the band’s website.

2013 UK festival appearances will be announced shortly.

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21 May 2013

CHECK OUT THE NEW VIDEO FROM DREAMSHADE!!

The band will hit U.S soil in June, playing shows in Oakland and Los Angeles.
CHECK OUT THE NEW VIDEO FROM DREAMSHADE!!

Dreamshade has a brand new video out for "Your Voice" from the album 'The Gift of Life' released earlier this year. Grab a copy of the record right HERE!

The Swiss band will also play 2 shows in California soon; June 1st @ Okland Metro, Okland and June 3rd @ Whiskey a Go-Go in Los Angeles. Make sure to check em out if you live nearby!

 

20 May 2013

VOODOO SIX EXCLUSIVELY STREAM NEW ALBUM ‘SONGS TO INVADE COUNTRIES TO’ VIA SPOTIFY

VOODOO SIX EXCLUSIVELY STREAM NEW ALBUM ‘SONGS TO INVADE COUNTRIES TO’ VIA SPOTIFY IN THE LEAD UP TO ITS RELEASE ON MAY 27TH, WHEN THE BAND HIT THE ROAD WITH IRON MAIDEN…CLICK HERE FOR STREAM

VOODOO SIX EXCLUSIVELY STREAM NEW ALBUM ‘SONGS TO INVADE COUNTRIES TO’ VIA SPOTIFY

LOCKED, LOADED & READY TO GO: British modern hard rockers Voodoo Six’s new studio album, 'Songs To Invade Countries To', is now exclusively available to stream via Spotify, a week ahead of its official release on May 27th 2013.

This much-anticipated outing will be available from May 27th, coinciding with the first date of V6’s European tour with UK metal legends Iron Maiden. The tour will include major festival appearances, including Download Festival, Graspop, SeeRock and TopFest, plus several Sonispheres (Barcelona, Madrid, Milan & Amneville).

The new album consists of 11 studio tracks produced by Tony Newton, mixed by Tony Newton & Pedro Ferreira (The Darkness, Enter Shikari, Therapy?) and mastered by Ade Emsley (Iron Maiden, British Lion). It follows 2010's 'Fluke?' outing, which was released through Classic Rock's Powerage label and mixed by renowned studio engineer Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Aerosmith, Metallica). At some point in the future, ‘Fluke?’ will see an enhanced re-issue via Spinefarm

Track-list:

1.Falling Knives

2.All That Glitters

3.Lead Me On

4.Sink Or Swim

5.You Don't Know

6.Your Way

7.Sharp Sand

8.Stop

9.Brick Wall

10.Waiting In Line

11.Higher Ground

V6 have gained a loyal following from their impressive portfolio of live activity, which has included several performances at Download, Sonisphere & Bloodstock, as well as touring with Adrenaline Mob, Edguy, Extreme, Michael Monroe & UFO.

Voodoo Six guitarist Chris Jones comments:-

“The album title was something that came about ages ago, but took on another dimension when we heard the news that we'd be going out with Iron Maiden on the ‘Maiden England’ tour. It's about taking our music further afield, and we can't wait to play to overseas audiences on this tour!”

Iron Maiden founder & bassist Steve Harris adds:-

“I've been keeping an eye on Voodoo Six for a while now, and they've produced a cracking new album with real promise. It's great to support true British up ‘n’ coming talent such as theirs, and it will be a pleasure to have them out with us on tour.”

Steve Harris isn't the only advocate of the band.  After touring with Adrenaline Mob last summer, V6 caught the attention of original Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy, who has stated: -

“Voodoo Six are a great band with a bright future – cool guys, great players!'

'Songs To Invade Countries To' is released worldwide via Spinefarm Records on May 27.

 

TOUR DATES w/ IRON MAIDEN:-

27 May Bilbao BEC Bilbao, Spain

29 May Atlantic Pavilion Lisbon, Portugal

31 May Sonisphere Madrid, Spain

01 Jun Sonisphere Barcelona, Spain

05 Jun The Bercy Paris, France

08 Jun Sonisphere Milan, Italy

09 Jun Sonisphere Amneville, France

11 Jun Frankfurt Festhalle, Germany

12 Jun Frankfurt Festhalle, Germany

15 Jun Download Festival Donington Park, UK

18 Jun Berlin O2 World, Germany

19 Jun Hamburg O2, Germany

21 Jun Graz Seerock Festival Graz, Austria

22 Jun Zurich Hallenstadion Zurich, Switzerland

25 Jun Ziggo Dome Amsterdam, Holland

29 Jun Singen-Aach Open Air Arena, Germany

30 Jun Graspop Festival Dessel, Belgium

03 Jul Atlas Arena Lodz, Poland

04 Jul Ergo Arena Gdansk, Poland

06 Jul Open Air an der KoPi-Arena Oberhausen, Germany

10 Jul Malmo Stadium, Sweden

13 Jul Friends Arena Stockholm, Sweden

24 Jul Piata Constitutiei Bucharest, Romania

26 Jul BJK Inonu Stadium Istanbul, Turkey

27 Jul Topfest Piestany, Slovakia

29 Jul Synot Tip Arena Prague, Czech Rep

31 Jul Zagreb Arena, Croatia

For further info head to:

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20 May 2013

von hertzen brothers announce new single 'insomniac' + Video + Tour Dates

THE VON HERTZEN BROTHERS TO RELEASE NEW SINGLE, ‘INSOMNIAC’, ON MAY 24TH 2013 VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS

+ NEW VIDEO FOR ‘INSOMNIAC’ TO PREMIERE ON WWW.RADIOROCK.FI ON MAY 23RD 2013

++ UK TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED FOR OCTOBER 2013!

von hertzen brothers announce new single 'insomniac' + Video + Tour Dates

Finland’s number 1 rock band, Von Hertzen Brothers, will release second single, ‘Insomniac’ from their brilliant new album, ‘Nine Lives’; the single will be available digitally from all the usual platforms worldwide on May 24th 2013.

Frontman Mikko Von Hertzen says:-

"More cowbell? You got it! ‘Insomniac’ was a riff that haunted me for years. Add a headache-inducing cowbell and the mood is just right. Having experienced lots of sleepless nights, the words didn't take long to form. Many a time, I’ve stayed up all night pondering my reactions and behaviour. Life is a process: treat others like you want to be treated. Then maybe you'll get some sleep. Maybe."

The video, directed by Tommi Pietiäinen, will premier via Rock Radio’s website on May 23rd alongside a competition to win 12 ready-to-develop disposable cameras full of unique photos taken by the band on their recent spring tour!

To take part visit the website here

Over the course of the summer, VHB can be seen at festivals and events across Finland before embarking on a six-date UK tour this October, co-headlining with UK outfit, Touchstone…

UK DATES:

18.10. King Tut's, Glasgow

19.10. Duchess, York

20.10. Globe, Cardiff

25.10. Garage, London

26.10. Eric's Live, Liverpool

27.10. Robin 2, Wolverhampton

Further dates (just VHB) will be announced shortly.

9 May 2013

killing joke release new video for 'corporate elect' in support of 'the singles collection 1979 - 2012'

NEW VIDEO FOR ‘CORPORATE ELECT’ SINGLE RELEASED IN SUPPORT OF ‘THE SINGLES COLLECTION 1979 -2012’, OUT THIS WEEK..

killing joke release new video for 'corporate elect' in support of 'the singles collection 1979 - 2012'

KILLING JOKE celebrate their 35th Anniversary in style with the release of a new promo clip for ‘Corporate Elect’.

This track – from latest studio album, ‘MMXII’, released last year through Spinefarm Records – is both the current single plus a taster of the new ‘Singles Collection’ release, out this week, also via Spinefarm.

The video, conceived, filmed & directed by Mikee Goodman, is only the fourth official clip sanctioned by KJ in the past few years, following in the wake of ‘In Excelsis’, the animated ‘European Super State’ & ‘In Cythera’, clips in which the band have barely appeared.

Says Goodman, former frontman with UK outfit SikTh, one half of Primal Rock Rebellion (along with Iron Maiden guitarist, Adrian Smith), and now recording with new set-up, Outpatients:-

“This video has been my biggest creative challenge yet. I had never previously met Jaz Coleman, but I was blown away by the powerful and passionate performance he delivered.

“I did not sleep properly for five weeks. Now I have, I have looked at it again with fresh eyes. And smiled.

“I was honoured to be asked to make a music video for Killing Joke, and so pleased to hear they liked it…”

WATCH VIDEO HERE

KILLING JOKE 'The Singles Collection 1979-2012' is released on 4 formats -- 2xCD, DL, Ltd Edition 3CD & Ltd Super Deluxe Edition.

Formats:

3xCD: 33 singles over 2xCDs plus a third disc of Rarities, including previously unreleased studio tracks. This 3xCD version will be strictly limited in number, reverting to 2xCDs containing the singles tracks.
Buy here

2xCD: 33 career spanning singles over 2xCDs.
Buy here
Download here

Super Deluxe: Ltd edition 'cigar box' containing 33xCD singles plus selected B-sides, expanded 'Rarities' disc, perfect-bound book including 5,000 word essay, poster, cigar tube & more...
Buy here

 

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9 May 2013

NEW VIDEO FROM KILLING JOKE!

NEW VIDEO FOR ‘CORPORATE ELECT’ SINGLE RELEASED IN SUPPORT OF ‘THE SINGLES COLLECTION 1979 -2012’, OUT THIS WEEK!
NEW VIDEO FROM KILLING JOKE!

KILLING JOKE celebrate their 35th Anniversary in style with the release of a new promo clip for ‘Corporate Elect’.

This track –  from latest studio album, ‘MMXII’, released last year through Spinefarm Records – is both the current single plus a taster of the new ‘Singles Collection’ release, out this week, also via Spinefarm. 

The video, conceived, filmed & directed by Mikee Goodman, is only the fourth official clip sanctioned by KJ in the past few years, following in the wake of ‘In Excelsis’, the animated ‘European Super State’ & ‘In Cythera’, clips in which the band have barely appeared.

Says Goodman, former frontman with UK outfit SikTh, one half of Primal Rock Rebellion (along with Iron Maiden guitarist, Adrian Smith), and now recording with new set-up, Outpatients:-

“This video has been my biggest creative challenge yet. I had never previously met Jaz Coleman, but I was blown away by the powerful and passionate performance he delivered.

“I did not sleep properly for five weeks. Now I have, I have looked at it again with fresh eyes. And smiled.

“I was honoured to be asked to make a music video for Killing Joke, and so pleased to hear they liked it…”

Killing Joke are currently working on a new studio album, having signed a fresh deal with Spinefarm. It will be released early in 2014, possibly preceded by another video… but in world of Killing Joke, absolutelynothing can be taken for granted!

8 May 2013

NEW BADASS VIDEO FROM CHTHONIC

Taiwanese metal ensemble CHTHONIC reveals the first of a series of video singles from their forthcoming new full-length.
NEW BADASS VIDEO FROM CHTHONIC

“Defenders of Bú-Tik Palace” comes by way of the band’s seventh studio recording, Bú-Tik. With Bú-TikCHTHONIC continue their mission to build awareness of the myths of Taiwan and the tragic events in their country’s history. Centered around the story of the 228 Massacre, the Bú-Tik Palace and the Mirror Of Retribution, Bú-Tik highlights what bassist Doris Yeh describes as “righteous violence, justifiable defense, and the armed spirits!”

The video clip for “Defenders of Bú-Tik Palace” was spawned from a collaboration between longtime working associate/director Chuang Chi-wen and martial arts choreographer Jeremy Yang. Elaborates Yeh, “The BuTik Palace in Puli was used as command headquarters by Japanese colonial government to repress a Seediq Aboriginal Uprising in Wushe in 1930. During the initial phase of the 228 Massacre in 1947, militiamen in Taiwan also used it as its command headquarters. The chants in the second half of the song are the names of all martyrs who sacrificed themselves in resistance against dictators and fought for independence. The ideology of ‘Defenders of Bú-Tik Palace’ was really suited for using martial arts to express its platform. Whenever we are interviewed overseas,” she continues, “we are always asked if Asians know martial arts, and before, we would immediately deny it, but later we thought; ‘why don’t we really shoot such an MV for you guys?’”

To properly create the video, the band members spent more than a month in training. Despite the crash course in martial arts and an obvious spike in fitness levels however, on the day of shoot all members suffered numerous bruises and injuries. Vocalist Freddy Lim’s back was particularly blistered by all the wires. Commented Lim later with a wry smile, “Next time, we can’t just follow whatever Doris says. Her ideas are often very dangerous.”

“Defenders of Bú-Tik Palace” was filmed around Bú-Tik Palace in Tainan, shooting the real scene and combining it with 3D imaging techniques. With the support of Tainan City Hall, the director and the entire crew, CHTHONIC successfully created the first martial art video with Taiwan historical monument scenes. In addition, the song features popular Taiwanese opera actress Meiyun Tang as the guest singer. Said Lim, “I really like Tang’s work. When I sent her the invitation, I didn’t expect that she would nod her head without doubt!”

Bú-Tik was recorded at Sweden’s Sweetspot Studio by producer Rickard Bengtson, who also worked on 2011’s critically-lauded Takasago Army full-length and finds the band sharpening their signature brand of self-dubbed symphonic “orient metal.”Bú-Tik will be released in North America via Spinefarm Records US later this June.

6 May 2013

KILLING JOKE ‘THE SINGLES COLLECTION 1979-2012’ OUT NOW

 

+ STREAM THE FULL RECORD HERE

KILLING JOKE ‘THE SINGLES COLLECTION 1979-2012’ OUT NOW

“Considering it's supposed to be the end of the world in a short time, it gives me great pleasure to announce a new singles album with some real rarities on it …” - Jaz Coleman

Killing Joke celebrate their 35th anniversary with ‘The Singles Collection 1979-2012’, a career-spanning compilation covering their ever-evolving story through a series of dark, apocalyptic songs, successfully combining disco and funk and a shamanic wisdom with the dark side of the punk fall-out.

Killing Joke, with their original line-up of Jaz Coleman, Geordie, Youth & Big Paul continuing to hold firm, have now signed a new deal with Spinefarm, and will soon set about recording a third studio album for the label, with Youth once again at the production helm. The release date is likely to be early 2014.

Killing Joke 'The Singles Collection 1979-2012' is released on 4 formats – 2xCD, DL, Ltd Edition 3CD & Ltd Super Deluxe Edition.

Formats:

3xCD: 33 singles over 2xCDs plus a third disc of Rarities, including previously unreleased studio tracks. This 3xCD version will be strictly limited in number, reverting to 2xCDs containing the singles tracks.
Buy here

2xCD: 33 career spanning singles over 2xCDs.
Buy here
Download here

Super Deluxe: Ltd edition 'cigar box' containing 33xCD singles plus selected B-sides, expanded ‘Rarities’ disc, perfect-bound book including 5,000 word essay, poster, cigar tube & more…
Buy here

3 May 2013

KALMAH’S SEVENTH STUDIO ALBUM, ‘SEVENTH SWAMPHONY’, SET FOR RELEASE ON JUNE 17TH 2013

KALMAH’S SEVENTH STUDIO ALBUM, ‘SEVENTH SWAMPHONY’, SET FOR RELEASE ON JUNE 17TH 2013 VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS

+ VIDEO FOR SINGLE ‘SEVENTH SWAMPHONY

+ TRACKLISTING & ARTWORK REVEALED

KALMAH’S SEVENTH STUDIO ALBUM, ‘SEVENTH SWAMPHONY’, SET FOR RELEASE ON JUNE 17TH 2013

THE UNDISPUTED champions of ‘Swamp Metal’ return to the scene with new studio album, ‘Seventh Swamphony’, the follow-up to 2010’s ‘12 Gauge’ release.

After 15 years together, with six full length albums under their collective belt, 2013 sees the Finnish musicians delivering Album No. 7 – an eight-track release showcasing this Oulu outfit’s trademark frantic, yet melodic death metal style, tempered here by a new-found ‘epic mournfulness’.

Set for release on June 17th 2013 via Spinefarm Records, ‘Seventh Swamphony’ was recorded at Tico-Tico Studios in Kemi, Finland, and features a selection of brand new tracks, including first single ‘Seventh Swamphony’ scheduled for digital release on May 06th.

Antti Kokko, Kalmah's lead guitarist, says:-

"This album marks a milestone in our careers. We have a new keyboard player, which has given a fresh edge to the music, and we are of course very satisfied with the new material. That is why we wanted to give the songs the best possible chance without compromise; we feel very lucky and privileged to have worked with Jens Bogren."

Kalmah (‘From The Grave’ in Karelian) will play Dark River Festival in Finland this summer with more festival and UK touring plans to be announced.

Track listing

1. Seventh Swamphony
2. Deadfall
3. Pikemaster
4. Hollo
5. Windlake Tale
6. Wolves on the Throne
7. Black Marten´s Trace
8. The Trapper

www.kalmah.com

 

3 May 2013

Kalmah "Seventh Swamphony" album cover, track listing and new video online.

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Kalmah revealed the cover art and track listing for their forthcoming album. New video for the album's title track is now here. The track is also available as a digital single.

Track listing:

1. Seventh Swamphony

2. Deadfall

3. Pikemaster

4. Hollo

5. Windlake Tale

6. Wolves on the Throne

7. Black Marten´s Trace

8. The Trapper

"Seventh Swamphony" will be released on 14.06. in Finland & Europe, 17.06. in UK, 18.06. in USA & Canada and 26.06 in Japan.

Pre-orders worldwide from Record Shop Äx for a CD, LP and the exclusive t-shirt bundle.

2 May 2013

KILLING JOKE release ‘The Singles Collection 1979-2012'

KILLING JOKE release ‘The Singles Collection 1979-2012’ on May 6th 2013
KILLING JOKE release ‘The Singles Collection 1979-2012'

“Considering it's supposed to be the end of the world in a short time, it gives me great pleasure to announce a new singles album with some real rarities on it …” – Jaz Coleman

Killing Joke celebrate their 35th anniversary with ‘The Singles Collection 1979-2012’, a career-spanning compilation covering their ever-evolving story through a series of dark, apocalyptic songs, successfully combining disco and funk and a shamanic wisdom with the dark side of the punk fall-out.

Killing Joke, with their original line-up of Jaz Coleman, Geordie, Youth & Big Paul continuing to hold firm, have now signed a new deal with Spinefarm, and will soon set about recording a third studio album for the label, with Youth once again at the production helm. The release date is likely to be early 2014.

Killing Joke 'The Singles Collection 1979-2012' is released on 3 formats - DL, Ltd Edition CD & Super Deluxe Edition.

Formats:-

3xCD: 33 singles over 2xCDs plus a third disc of Rarities, including previously unreleased studio tracks. This 3xCD version will be strictly limited in number, reverting to 2xCDs containing the singles tracks.

Super Deluxe: Ltd edition 'cigar box' containing 33xCD singles plus selected B-sides, expanded ‘Rarities’ disc, perfect-bound book including 5,000 word essay, poster, cigar tube & more…

PRE ORDERS:

Super Deluxe

3xCD

29 Apr 2013

FILTER TO RELEASE BRAND NEW STUDIO ALBUM, ‘THE SUN COMES OUT TONIGHT’, ON JUNE 3RD 2013

+ LYRIC VIDEO FOR SINGLE ‘WHAT DO YOU SAY’ HERE
+ FREE DOWNLOAD OF TASTER TRACK, 'WE HATE IT WHEN YOU GET WHAT YOU WANT' HERE

FILTER TO RELEASE BRAND NEW STUDIO ALBUM, ‘THE SUN COMES OUT TONIGHT’, ON JUNE 3RD 2013

Multi-platinum US rockers FILTER unleash their sixth studio album and Wind-Up/Spinefarm Records debut, The Sun Comes Out Tonight, on June 3rd 2013.
Described as "a combination of grunge heat and industrial ice" by Rolling Stone, few rock groups have so consistently torn up the rule book and ploughed their own path, the music – contemporary, intelligent & unorthodox – topped off by the signature roar of front-man, former Nine Inch Nails associate & band nucleus, Richard Patrick.
Now, in 2013, guitarist Jonny Radtke (ex-Kill Hannah) has joined the ranks as co-conspirator, helping to define the brand new body of work that is The Sun Comes Out… – a glorious industrial rock fusion recorded at Blue Room Studios in Los Angeles with Bob Marlette (Atreyu, Shinedown, Seether) at the production helm.
Since the release of their self-produced debut album, ‘Short Bus’, back in 1995, Filter have carved out a decorated career taking in soundtracks, remixes, hit singles (including breakthrough track ‘Hey Man, Nice Shot’), chart success and record sales in the millions, and The Sun Comes Out… sees the band not just back in the international spotlight but back out on tour, with US dates lined up from late May onwards (the ‘Summerland’ tour).

TRACK LISTING FOR THE SUN COMES OUT TONIGHT:
1. We Hate It When You Get What You Want
2. What Do You Say
3. Surprise
4. Watch The Sun Come Out Tonight
5. It’s Got To Be Right Now
6. This Finger’s For You
7. Self Inflicted
8. First You Break It
9. Burn It
10. Take That Knife Out Of My Back
11. It’s My Time
12. It’s Just You

A free track, We Hate It When You Get What You Want, is available now via the band’s website.
2013 UK festival appearances plus selected headline dates for the late summer will be announced shortly.

PRE ORDER YOUR COPY OF 'The Sun Comes Out Tonight' HERE

www.officialfilter.com
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29 Apr 2013

reckless love release 'night on fire' single/video today

NEW SINGLE/VIDEO, ‘NIGHT ON FIRE’, RELEASED TODAY!

Watch the video here

 

reckless love release 'night on fire' single/video today

RECKLESS LOVE, the flamboyant Finnish rockers who burst spectacularly onto the UK scene in 2010, release their brand new single/video, ‘Night On Fire’, today via Spinefarm Records. The song is taken from their upcoming third studio album (title yet to be revealed), which sees the four pushing their signature blend of sleaze-rock riffs and huge commercial choruses to even greater heights…

Frontman Olli Herman says:-

“‘Night On Fire’ is the pure essence of Reckless Love; a deceitfully catchy tune with an awesome big sing-along chorus and a fierce guitar solo. It embodies all of our biggest ’80s influences from KISS and Van Halen to Def Leppard and Europe. ‘Night On Fire’ also has this exotic Shakira-esque groove to it, which'll make you dance, or if dancing ain't your cup of tea, nod your head until you break your neck!”

The video for 'Night On Fire' was shot over consecutive nights in the Canary Islands following a full week in Las Palmas, “lazing around, taking it easy, enjoying cold beer and hot weather,” according to Olli – it’s alright for some!

Production credits include award-winning film director Marko Mäkilaakso (known for both his music videos and his feature-length films, such as ‘Deadly Descent’, ‘War Of The Dead’, etc.), cinematographer Juge Heikkilä, and producer Teemu Virta for Twisted Films Inc.

Olli continues:-

“We all have active and vivid imaginations, but we wanted to keep things pretty simple for the video – we're portrayed as a demonic product of Baron Samedi, a spirit god of Haitian Voodoo. This is the ‘dark side’ of Reckless Love... hahaha (evil, yet sarcastic laugh)…”

A full UK headline tour is scheduled for the autumn of 2013, with selected festival appearances also being discussed. Previously, Reckless Love have appeared at the Download and Firefest events over here, as well as headlining tours, playing London residencies, touring with Black Veil Brides and releasing such irresistible singles/videos as ‘Beautiful Bomb’, ‘Romance’ and ‘Hot’.

www.recklesslove.com

www.facebook.com/recklesslove

25 Apr 2013

STREAM UNRELEASED KILLING JOKE TRACK VIA BROOKLYN VEGAN!

STREAM UNRELEASED KILLING JOKE TRACK VIA BROOKLYN VEGAN!

The legendary Killing Joke is, like many of the great bands of our time, unique and generally unclassifiable. Punk in both ethos and origin, the UK band has dippied its toe in industrial, metal, funk and dance music in their close-to-35-year career, carving out their own niche and more importantly their own sound. Jaz Coleman and co are currently touring the US, and played Irving Plaza last week.

On May 14, Killing Joke will survey the damage caused with the new double-disc, The Singles Collection 1979 - 2012, due on Spinefarm. The two-disc set will come with a third for a limited time, with that disc adding rarites and more unreleased studio tracks including "Four Stations Of The Sun." Check out the studio version of that track, a remix of which appeared on the 1998 LP Wardance - The Remixes,  for the first time, next to the "Timewave" demo RIGHT HERE!!!

24 Apr 2013

TURBOGEIST RELEASE BRAND NEW VIDEO FOR 'MERMAIDS REVENGE'

RELEASE BRAND NEW VIDEO FOR SINGLE, ‘MERMAID’S REVENGE’,
FROM DEBUT EP, ‘ANCIENT SECRETS’, OUT NOW!

Watch the video below...

TURBOGEIST RELEASE BRAND NEW VIDEO FOR 'MERMAIDS REVENGE'

LONDON-BASED rockers, Turbogeist, have released the video for current single, ‘Mermaid’s Revenge’ – a number from their 5-track EP, ‘Ancient Secrets’, available now via Spinefarm Records.

Having already received airplay from Radio One’s Dan P. Carter & Zane Lowe, as well as XFM DJ Ian Camfield, Turbogeist are causing a well-deserved stir within the underground.

“Any band who sounds like they have been listening to Fugazi’s ’13 Songs’ on repeat is good by me!” – Dan P. Carter, Radio One DJ.

Says Turbogeist guitarist / vocalist, Luis Felber...

“Being a youth in the ’90s, with Brit Pop, Grunge, Hip Hop and great rock bands emerging on the radio and music television, we were spoilt 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...”

THE VIDEO for ‘Mermaid’s Revenge’, filmed in London, was directed by Michael McCool and animated by Nicos Livesey & Nick Dunn of the ‘This Is It’ collective. Nick Dunn worked his wizardry on previous Turbogiest video, ‘Alien Girl’.

“In this new video, we had a lot more fun. We got super-involved in the whole development process... It's really more like a mini-movie. I mean, it's no Scorsese's 'Bad', but Michael McCool is seriously on his way to being one of the greats...

“The ’90s and the noughties brought us Britney in school uniform and Backstreet Boys in space. The art of the video needs to be taken back to the ’80s, to raw creativity and fun” – Luis Felber

ON THE live front, Turbogeist will be appearing at Takedown Festival 2013 alongside acts such as Don Broco, While She Sleeps and The Blackout; the festival takes place at Southampton University on May 1st. They have also been confirmed to play London’s Camden Rocks Festival on June 1st 2013, which will see over 100 bands playing across 12 venues in the capital’s home of rock ‘n’ roll.

Tickets are available here:
Takedown Festival
Camden Rocks

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

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

turbogeist.com
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23 Apr 2013

TURBOGEIST release brand new video for "Mermaid's Revenege"

DEBUT EP, ‘ANCIENT SECRETS’, OUT NOW ON SPINEFARM RECORDS!
TURBOGEIST release brand new video for "Mermaid's Revenege"

LONDON-BASED rockers, Turbogeist, have released the video for current single, ‘Mermaid’s Revenge’ – a number from their 5-track EP, ‘Ancient Secrets’, available NOW via Spinefarm Records.

Having already received airplay from Radio One’s Dan P. Carter & Zane Lowe, as well as XFM DJ Ian Camfield, Turbogeist are causing a well-deserved stir within the underground.

“Any band who sounds like they have been listening to Fugazi’s ’13 Songs’ on repeat is good by me!” – Dan P. Carter, Radio One DJ.

Says Turbogeist guitarist / vocalist, Luis Felber... “Being a youth in the ’90s, with Brit Pop, Grunge, Hip Hop and great rock bands emerging on the radio and music television, we were spoilt 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...”

THE VIDEO for ‘Mermaid’s Revenge’, filmed in London, was directed by Michael McCool and animated by Nicos Livesey & Nick Dunn of the ‘This Is It’ collective.  Nick Dunn worked his wizardry on previous Turbogiest video, ‘Alien Girl’.

“In this new video, we had a lot more fun. We got super-involved in the whole development process... It's really more like a mini-movie. I mean, it's no Scorsese's 'Bad', but Michael McCool is seriously on his way to being one of the greats...

"The ’90s and the noughties brought us Britney in school uniform and Backstreet Boys in space. The art of the video needs to be taken back to the ’80s, to raw creativity and fun”Luis Felber

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

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

 

22 Apr 2013

CHTHONIC RELEASE SEVENTH STUDIO ALBUM, BÚ-TIK, ON JUNE 3RD

CHTHONIC RELEASE SEVENTH STUDIO ALBUM, BÚ-TIK, ON JUNE 3RD 2013 VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS…

+ STREAM FOR TASTER TRACK, ‘NEXT REPUBLIC’

 
CHTHONIC RELEASE SEVENTH STUDIO ALBUM, BÚ-TIK, ON JUNE 3RD

TAIWANESE METALLERS, Chthonic, have confirmed a June 3rd release for their seventh studio album, ‘Bú-Tik’, via Spinefarm Records.

Recorded at Sweden’s Sweetspot Studio by producer Rickard Bengtson, who also worked on 2011’s ‘Takasago Army’, ‘Bú-Tik’ sees the band returning to the scene with their signature brand of symphonic ‘orient metal’, as they choose to define it; as usual, the musicians continue on their mission to build awareness of the myths of Taiwan and thetragic events in their country's history.

‘Bú-Tik’ – based around the story of the 228 Massacre, the Bú-Tik Palace and the Mirror Of Retribution – highlights “righteous violence & justifiable defence”; once more, it takes the listener deep into the folklore & history of exotic Taiwan…

Says bassist and band spokesperson, Doris Yeh:-

“We are very proud to present ‘Bú-Tik’ to the world; it talks about self-defence, righteous violence and the armed spirits! With this album, we have pushed ourselves to achieve new heights – heights we've never imagined before! We are leading metal fans to the next episode of Chthonic!”

Track-listing:-

01. Arising Armament (intro)
02. Supreme Pain For The Tyrant
03. Sail Into The Sunset’s Fire
04. Next Republic
05. Rage Of My Sword
06. Between Silence And Death
07. Resurrection Pyre
08. Set Fire To The Island
09. Defenders Of Bu-tik Palace
10. Undying Rearmament (Outro)

First single, 'Defenders Of Bú-Tik Palace’, will be made available digitally shortly via Spinefarm Records, with a very special video to follow…

“For this clip, the first in a series of four, we decided to put ourselves through one month of martial arts training, to prepare ourselves properly,” explains Doris. “Finally, a couple of days ago, we filmed the video over a 24 hour period, and we are all now covered in bruises and completely exhausted… it’s not easy to go at it for such an extended period!”

ON THE live front, Chthonic are confirmed to play on the Pepsi Max Stage on Saturday, June 15th at the Download Festival 2013, set to take place over the weekend of June 14th - 16th at its historical stamping ground of Donington Park.

Chthonic last appeared at Download in 2011, but for this follow-up show they are returning in greater numbers, the plan being to utilise the skills of the oriental orchestra…

Says Doris:-

“This is the first time we’ll have played with the orchestra outside of Taiwan. We’re really hoping to present a show that people will be talking about for some time to come…”

Tickets for Download 2013 are available here: http://www.downloadfestival.co.uk/tickets

FROM Fuji Rock & Loud Park in Japan, through to Ozzfest in the US, Bloodstock & Download in the UK, and Wacken Open Air in Germany, Chthonic have already made their mark around theworld, touring in over 30 countries, picking up awards (including the Golden Melody Award – the Taiwanese equivalent of a Grammy), featuring on magazine front covers, supporting political causes, releasing photo books, appearing in the charts and of course making powerful, unique music steeped in their ownculture.

Plans are currently being discussed for an autumn UK tour.

You can pre order 'BÚ-TIK' here

Chthonic are: Freddy Lim - vocals, erhu / Doris Yeh - bass, backing vox / Jesse Liu - guitar, backing vox / Dani Wang – drums / CJ Kao – keys.

www.chthonic.org
www.facebook.com/chthonic

22 Apr 2013

michael monroe announces new album for August 26th Release

ICONIC ROCK ‘N’ ROLL FRONTMAN RELEASES NEW STUDIO ALBUM, ‘HORNS AND HALOS’, ON AUGUST 26TH 2013 VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS 

+ NEW VIDEO/SINGLE FOR ‘BALLAD OF THE LOWER EAST SIDE’

michael monroe announces new album for August 26th Release

Watch the video here

Vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, uber-energetic front-man & all-round rock ‘n’ roll legend, Michael Monroe, has confirmed the release of new studio album, ‘Horns And Halos’, for August 26th 2013 via Spinefarm Records; this is the follow-up to 2011’s critically-acclaimed ‘Sensory Overdrive’, winner of Classic Rock Magazine’s ‘Album Of The Year’ and a No. 1 record in MM’s Finnish homeland.

Monroe’s touring & recording outfit – bassist Sami Yaffa (ex-Hanoi Rocks/New York Dolls), guitarist Steve Conte (ex-New York Dolls/Company Of Wolves), guitarist Dregen (Backyard Babies, formerly of Hellacopters fame) and drummer Karl ‘Rockfist’ Rosqvist (ex-Chelsea Smiles/Danzig) – have been hard at work in the studio, providing creative support for a frontman whose reputation is genuinely global and whose influence continues to be felt, with musicians of all ages (from Dave Grohl to the original Gun n’ Roses’ members) citing Michael’s ground-breaking career as a source of inspiration.

Indeed, the video for the first single to be drawn from ‘Horns And Halos’, ‘Ballad Of The Lower East Side’, includes a nod to Michael’s early days in New York, a city he moved to for a decade following the mid-’80s break up of glam punk pioneers, Hanoi Rocks. The clip – directed by celebrated videographer/photographer Ville Juurikkala, who has photographed Michael for the past 10 years as well as working with Linkin Park, Good Charlotte & HIM, amongst others – features archive footage & photos of Michael in prime Big Apple mode, interlaced with current live & backstage scenes.

Says Michael: -

“‘Ballad Of The Lower East Side’ is about New York, and especially that particular area – what it was way back in the days when I lived there; it shows how times have changed and how it is today. New York has always been an important city for me since I lived there for 10 years, and two members of our band still live there. It's the City of all Cities!”

‘Ballad Of The Lower East Side’ will be made available digitally on April 19th via Spinefarm Records; a limited edition coloured vinyl 7” version will follow via What Records exclusively – www.whatrecords.co.uk

A string of MM UK shows/festivals will be announced shortly for 2013.

www.michaelmonroe.com
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19 Apr 2013

NEW VIDEO FROM MICHAEL MONROE!

To Release 'Horns And Halos' In August
NEW VIDEO FROM MICHAEL MONROE!

In 2010, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, and über-energetic frontman and all-round rock 'n' roll legend Michael Monroe unveiled his new side project in grand style via an exclusive press conference. Flash forward six months to a full U.K. tour with MOTÖRHEAD, and another few months to the release of "Another Night In The Sun", a globally anticipated live album that teased fans clamoring for a final, polished taste of the new project. Finally, roughly a year after Michael Monroe's original public reveal, the band released their first critically-acclaimed full-length release, "Sensory Overdrive", produced by Jack Douglas(AEROSMITHJOHN LENNON). The album went on to win Classic Rockmagazine's "Album Of The Year" award and landed at #1 on the charts inMonroe's home country of Finland.

In 2012, after touring throughout the U.K. in support of "Sensory Overdrive"Monroe announced that he would go back into seclusion to prepare for the band's next offering. Monroe's touring and recording outfit, comprised of bassist Sami Yaffa (HANOI ROCKSNEW YORK DOLLS), guitarist Steve Conte (NEW YORK DOLLSCOMPANY OF WOLVES), guitarist Dregen (BACKYARD BABIESHELLACOPTERS) and drummer Karl "Rockfist" Rosqvist (CHELSEA SMILESDANZIG), worked tirelessly in the studio, providing creative support for a frontman whose reputation is genuinely global and whose influence continues to be felt, with musicians of all ages (from Dave Grohl to the original GUNS N' ROSES members) citing Michael's groundbreaking career as a source of inspiration.

Now after several months, the wait is over. Michael Monroe can finally reveal that the band's upcoming studio album, "Horns And Halos", will hit stores everywhere on August 27, 2013 via Spinefarm Records. The band offers a taste of the new album in the form of a new single and video for the track "Ballad Of The Lower East Side", which can be watched now below. The track includes a nod to Michael's early days in New York, a city he moved to for a decade following the mid-'80s break up of glam punk pioneers HANOI ROCKS. The clip — directed by celebrated videographer/photographer Ville Juurikkala, who has photographed Michael for the past 10 years as well as working withLINKIN PARKGOOD CHARLOTTE and HIM, among others — features archive footage and photos of Michael in prime Big Apple mode, interlaced with current live and backstage scenes.

"The song 'Ballad Of The Lower East Side' is about New York and especially the Lower East Side — what it was way back in the days when I lived there, how times have changed and how it is nowadays," states Monroe. "New York has always been an important city to me since I lived there for 10 years. Two members of our band still live there. It's the City of all Cities." 

17 Apr 2013

awesome new video for volbeat's 'the hangman's body count'

It's no surprise that with killer tunes like THE HANGMAN'S BODY COUNT the new album from Danish rock megastars Volbeat 'Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies' has been scorching its way up the charts across Europe and winning them even more fans across the US + Canada!

awesome new video for volbeat's 'the hangman's body count'

With new guitarist Rob Caggiano the band have been destroying venues across the US on the first leg of their current world tour and they return to the UK for Download Festival in June!

Anyone whose seen them on their previous sold out UK headline dates will know just how powerful the band are live, their set will be a definite beers aloft, sing-your-heart-out highlight at the hallowed ground of Donington. Be there!

Album chart placing to date...

#1 Austria
#1 Germany
#1 Norway
#1 Denmark
#2 Finland
#4 Netherlands
#4 Sweden
Top 10 iTunes Album USA
#1 iTunes Album Canada
#1 iTunes Album Austria
#1 iTunes Album Finland
#1 iTunes Album Germany
#1 iTunes Album Luxembourg
#1 iTunes Album Norway
#1 iTunes Album Sweden
#1 iTunes Album Switzerland

"Historical hindsight will likely compare Volbeat's 5th studio album, Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies, to Metallica's 1991 Black album - the breakthrough moment
when heavy rock acts crosses from cult status to mass-appeal embrace." - Billboard Magazine

CAPE OF OUR HERO has already surpassed 800,000+ YouTube views

The album features guest appearances from Walk Off The Earth's Sarah Blackwood and Metal legend King Diamond.

2010's Beyond Heaven / Above Hell album has sold over a million copies in Europe, it's 2 x platinum in their home country of Denmark platinum in Germany, has
reached Gold status in Canada and sold over 250,000 in the US. The band regularly sells out 20,000+ seat arena's across Europe.

OUTLAW GENTLEMEN & SHADY LADIES IS OUT NOW ON SPINEFARM
www.volbeat.dk

16 Apr 2013

NOISEY PREMIERS "MERMAID'S REVENGE" VIDEO BY TURBOGEIST

NOISEY PREMIERS "MERMAID'S REVENGE" VIDEO BY TURBOGEIST

Head over to NOISEY and catch the awesome video from TURBOGEIST!

Get the brand new ep 'Ancient Secrets' NOW!

11 Apr 2013

vooodoo six confirmed for main support to iron maiden

VOODOO SIX Confirmed as main support on Iron Maiden’s forthcoming ‘Maiden England’ European tour (May-July).

+ Second studio album, ‘Songs To Invade Countries To’, lined up for release on May 27th via
+ Spinefarm Records, preceded by single / video ‘Your Way’.

vooodoo six confirmed for main support to iron maiden

LOCKED, LOADED & READY TO GO: British modern hard rockers Voodoo Six are now set to release new studio album, 'Songs To Invade Countries To', having penned a worldwide deal with Spinefarm Records.

This much-anticipated release will be available from May 27th, coinciding with the first date of V6’s European tour with UK metal legends Iron Maiden. The tour will include major festival appearances, including Download Festival, Graspop, SeeRock and TopFest, plus several Sonispheres (Barcelona, Madrid, Milan & Amneville).

The new album consists of 11 studio tracks produced by Tony Newton, mixed by Tony Newton & Pedro Ferreira (The Darkness, Enter Shikari, Therapy?) and mastered by Ade Emsley (Iron Maiden, British Lion). It follows 2010's 'Fluke?' outing, which was released through Classic Rock's
Powerage label and mixed by renowned studio engineer Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Aerosmith, Metallica). At some point, ‘Fluke’ will see an enhanced re-issue via Spinefarm…

The band have gained a loyal following from their impressive portfolio of live activity, which has included several performances at Download, Sonisphere & Bloodstock, as well as touring with Adrenaline Mob, Edguy, Extreme, Michael Monroe & UFO.

Voodoo Six guitarist Chris Jones comments:-

“The album title was something that came about ages ago, but took on another dimension when we heard the news that we'd be going out with Iron Maiden on the ‘Maiden England’ tour. It's about taking our music further afield, and into new territories. We can't wait to play to overseas audiences on this tour!”

Iron Maiden founder & bassist Steve Harris adds:-

“I've been keeping an eye on Voodoo Six for a while now, and they've produced a cracking new album with real promise. It's great to support true British up ‘n’ coming talent such as theirs, and it will be a pleasure to have them out with us on tour.”

Steve Harris isn't the only advocate of the band. After touring with Adrenaline Mob last summer, V6 caught the attention of original Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy, who has stated: -

“Voodoo Six are a great band with a bright future – cool guys, great players!'

'Songs To Invade Countries To' is released worldwide via Spinefarm Records on May 27.

TOUR DATES W/ IRON MAIDEN:-
27 May Bilbao BEC Bilbao, Spain
29 May Atlantic Pavilion Lisbon, Portugal
31 May Sonisphere Madrid, Spain
01 Jun Sonisphere Barcelona, Spain
05 Jun The Bercy Paris, France
08 Jun Sonisphere Milan, Italy
09 Jun Sonisphere Amneville, France
11 Jun Frankfurt Festhalle, Germany
12 Jun Frankfurt Festhalle, Germany
15 Jun Download Festival Donington Park, UK
18 Jun Berlin O2 World, Germany
19 Jun Hamburg O2, Germany
21 Jun Graz Seerock Festival Graz, Austria
22 Jun Zurich Hallenstadion Zurich, Switzerland
25 Jun Ziggo Dome Amsterdam, Holland
29 Jun Singen-Aach Open Air Arena, Germany
30 Jun Graspop Festival Dessel, Belgium
03 Jul Atlas Arena Lodz, Poland
04 Jul Ergo Arena Gdansk, Poland
06 Jul Open Air an der KoPi-Arena Oberhausen, Germany
10 Jul Malmo Stadium, Sweden
13 Jul Friends Arena Stockholm, Sweden
24 Jul Piata Constitutiei Bucharest, Romania
26 Jul BJK Inonu Stadium Istanbul, Turkey
27 Jul Topfest Piestany, Slovakia
29 Jul Synot Tip Arena Prague, Czech Rep
31 Jul Zagreb Arena, Croatia

For further info head to:
http://www.voodoosix.com
http://www.facebook.com/VoodooSixBand

10 Apr 2013

AMARANTHE'S NEW ALBUM, ‘THE NEXUS’, ENTERS THE OFFICIAL UK ROCK & METAL CHARTS AT #17

AMARANTHE'S NEW ALBUM, ‘THE NEXUS’, ENTERS THE OFFICIAL UK ROCK & METAL CHARTS AT #17

AND #1 ON THE US iTUNES METAL CHART ON RELEASE DAY!

AMARANTHE'S NEW ALBUM, ‘THE NEXUS’, ENTERS THE OFFICIAL UK ROCK & METAL CHARTS AT #17

AMARANTHE, the fast-rising modern metal sextet, have released their new album, The Nexus, via Spinefarm Records to great success!...

The album landed on the UK Official Rock & Metal Chart at #17!

Meanwhile, in the US The Nexus went straight in at #1 on the US iTunes Metal Chart on day of release!

In Finland, the album entered the national charts at at #4, and in Sweden at #6; it was also #1 on the Swedish rock charts.

“All of this is truly mind-blowing, and we are both humbled and grateful for the support! And most of all, it makes us even more motivated to bring The Nexus 2013 Tour absolutely everywhere, several times over! See you all on the road!" – Amaranthe guitarist Olof Morck

AMARANTHE’s new music video for The Nexus has racked up OVER 1.4 MILLION views since its release on January 25th! The video is available for viewing now on VEVO at this link. The clip was directed by Patric Ullaeus, who has previously worked with names such as In Flames, Arch Enemy & Dimmu Borgir; he was also responsible for AMARANTHE’s video ‘The Hunger’, the lead single from the band’s highly successful debut, now at a whopping 4 million YouTube views (and counting).
The six have an extensive on-the-road plan locked into place; their current co-headline European tour with Finnish metallers Stratovarius sees them 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 scheduled for early spring, and the details of all confirmed shows can be found at: www.amaranthe.se

5 Apr 2013

Volbeat and King Diamond Release Free Download

Volbeat's 5th album, "Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies", features a guest appearance from the legendary King Diamond.

Download the track here

Volbeat and King Diamond Release Free Download

Today, Volbeat and King Diamond are pleased to release the Jacob Hansen mastered version of this track, titled "Room 24", as a FREE download gift to the fans.

"Room 24" features a massive coup for Volbeat with the guest appearance from King Diamond, the legendary front man of Danish metal pioneers Mercyful Fate, and one of Poulsen's musical idols. Poulsen reveals, "I'm a huge fan of Mercyful Fate and King Diamond. Having King on the record is a huge privilege. Normally, it's not something he does. He wrote his own lines, and it is half my lyrics and half his. It's a weird, scary story, and he's the perfect person for it."

Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies is available in the UK on April 8. You can pre-order your copy here

www.volbeat.dk - www.kingdiamondcoven.com

Also, check out the video for Volbeat's first single taken from 'Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies' called 'Cape Of Our Hero' here:

4 Apr 2013

an interview with the von hertzen brothers

The Von Hertzen Hertzen Brothers popped over to Spinefarm towers to have a chat about their new album 'Nine Lives' and their immininet UK visit.

an interview with the von hertzen brothers

Kie, Mikko and Jonne Von Hertzen popped over to the UK last month. Between accoustic sessions and photoshoots we had a chat with them about their writing process for their new album 'Nine Lives', their brilliant album artwork and stunning live show.

The Von Hertzen Brothers will be back in the UK very shortly:

Dates

5 Apr '13 Assembly Hall London UK

6 Apr '13 Bogiez Cardif UK

7 Apr '13 HRH Prog Fest Rotherham UK

More info & Tickets here

You can pick up a copy of 'Nine Lives' here

4 Apr 2013

STREAM NEW TRACK FROM KALMAH!

STREAM NEW TRACK FROM KALMAH!

Finnish metallers KALMAH will release their new studio album, 'Seventh Swamphony' this summer, listen to a track right NOW!!

3 Apr 2013

"Seventh Swamphony" by KALMAH - New track online

The undisputed champions of 'Swamp Metal' return to the scene with new studio album, 'Seventh Swamphony', the follow-up to 2010's '12 Gauge' release.

"Seventh Swamphony" by KALMAH - New track online

After 15 years together, with six full length albums under their collective belt, 2013 sees the Finnish musicians delivering Album No. 7 - an eight-track release showcasing this Oulu outfit's trademark frantic, yet melodic death metal style, tempered here by a new-found 'epic mournfulness'.

Set to be released on June 17th 2013 via Spinefarm Records, 'Seventh Swamphony' was recorded at Tico-Tico Studios in Kemi, Finland, and features a selection of brand new tracks, mixed & mastered at Sweden's Fascination Street Studios by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Soilwork, Paradise Lost, etc.)

Antti Kokko, Kalmah's lead guitarist, says:
"This album marks a milestone in our careers. We have a new keyboard player, which has given a fresh edge to the music, and we are of course very satisfied with the new material. That is why we wanted to give the songs the best possible chance without compromise; we feel very lucky and privileged to have worked with Jens Bogren."

NEW TRACK "WINDLAKE TALE" ON SOUNDCLOUD

3 Apr 2013

Kalmah Announce new album and stream

KALMAH’S SEVENTH STUDIO ALBUM, ‘SEVENTH SWAMPHONY’, SET FOR RELEASE ON JUNE 17TH 2013 VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS

THE UNDISPUTED champions of ‘Swamp Metal’ return to the scene with new studio album, ‘Seventh Swamphony’, the follow-up to 2010’s ‘12 Gauge’ release.

+ STREAM OF TASTER TRACK, ‘WINDLAKE TALE'

Kalmah Announce new album and stream

After 15 years together, with six full length albums under their collective belt, 2013 sees the Finnish musicians delivering Album No. 7 – an eight-track release showcasing this Oulu outfit’s trademark frantic, yet melodic death metal style, tempered here by a new-found ‘epic mournfulness’.

Set to be released on June 17th2013 via Spinefarm Records, ‘Seventh Swamphony’ was recorded at Tico-Tico Studios in Kemi, Finland, and features a selection of brand new tracks, mixed & mastered at Sweden’s Fascination Street Studios by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Soilwork, Paradise Lost, etc.)

Antti Kokko,Kalmah's lead guitarist, says:-

"This album marks a milestone in our careers. We have a new keyboard player, which has given a fresh edge to the music, and we are of course very satisfied with the new material. That is why we wanted to give the songs the best possible chance without compromise; we feel very lucky and privileged to have worked with Jens Bogren."

Kalmah (‘From The Grave’ in Karelian) will play Dark River Festival in Finland this summer with more festival and UK touring plans to be announced.

27 Mar 2013

STREAM UNRELEASED KILLING JOKE TRACK!

NORTH-AMERICAN TOUR IN APRIL/MAY
STREAM UNRELEASED KILLING JOKE TRACK!

Decibel scored an exclusive peek at “Timewave,” an unreleased demo from the Absolute Dissent sessions included on the rarities disc.

Check it out HERE!

Killing Joke North-American tour 2013

April:

Fri 19th US Irving Plaza, New York NY
Sat 20th US Paradise, Boston
Sun 21st US Union Transfer, Philadelphia
Tue 23rd Can Cafe Campus, Montreal PQ
Wed 24th Can Lee’s Palace, Toronto ONT
Fri 26th US Empty Bottle, Chicago IL
Sat 27th US Empty Bottle, Chicago IL
Tue 30th US Neumos, Seattle WA

May:

Wed 1st US Rickshaw Theatre, Vancouver, BC
Fri 3rd US Fillmore, San Francisco, CA
Sat 4th US Brick By Brick , San Diego, CA
Sun 5th US Henry Fonda Los Angeles CA

25 Mar 2013

CHTHONIC Announced for dowload

CHTHONIC & The Oreantal Orchestra have been confirmed for Download Festival 2013

CHTHONIC Announced for dowload

Among an announcement of 17 bands, tiwaneese black metalers CHTHONIC & The Oreantal Orchestra have been announced for this years Download Festival.

Dowload festival will take place at Donnington Park over 14th - 16th of June 2013

For more info click here

Check CHTNONIC out here:

15 Mar 2013

Amaranthe Stream 'The Nexus'

AMARANTHE STREAM NEW ALBUM ‘THE NEXUS’
Amaranthe Stream 'The Nexus'

AMARANTHE STREAM NEW ALBUM ‘THE NEXUS’ HERE

AMARANTHE, the fast-rising modern metal sextet, are streaming their new album; ‘The Nexus’ is due for release on March 25th 2013 via Spinefarm Records.

Watch Amaranthe’s latest single/video for title track, 'The Nexus', below,

This video has racked up over one million views in just one month!

UK headline dates are currently being lined up, marking the band's fifth visit to UK shores, and the details of all confirmed shows can be found at: www.amaranthe.se

AMARANTHE are: Andy - vocals, Jake E - vocals, Elize - vocals, Olof Mörck - guitars & keys, Morten Løwe Sørensen - drums, Johan Andreassen - bass.

Pre order 'The Nexus' here

www.amaranthe.se
www.facebook.com/AmarantheBand

13 Mar 2013

Von Hertzen Brothers celebrate the release of their new album, with a live YouTube gig

Von Hertzen Brothers celebrate the release of their new album, ‘Nine Lives’, with a live YouTube gig on March 14th!
Von Hertzen Brothers celebrate the release of their new album, with a live YouTube gig

Von Hertzen Brothers' fifth studio album, ‘Nine Lives’, will be released on March 18th.

To celebrate this release, the band will perform a private show in front of a limited crowd in Semifinal, Helsinki, on Thursday, March 14th.

Fans worldwide will be able to witness the band play this small venue and experience its intimate atmosphere, as the gig will be streamed live on YouTube!

The session starts with the band answering questions from fans at 6pm GMT. Questions can still be sent via Twitter #vhbninelives.

You can watch the show below:

7 Mar 2013

Interview with Cronos from VENOM!

Invisible Oranges had a chat with Cronos and this is what he had to say...

About Punk VS Metal: "I mixed the ingredients of Punk Music’s aggression and the heaviness of the Rock and Metal Music to make Black Metal, a combination of all the extreme elements of each style. A lot of Punk fans got into Venom and it was awesome for to see both Punks and Rockers at our shows in the early 1980s, the divide was gone, they both were there to see Venom, and now the ball was well and truly rolling"

About Venom's lyrics:   "..that’s the idea behind Black Metal, I write songs about the world we live in, good and bad. I never wanted to just write Venom songs about drinking whisky and your wife leaving you with the dog, so I have the freedom to write about many different subjects, but as the saying goes . . . the Devil has the best tunes".

Read the whole inteview HERE!

Interview with Cronos from VENOM!
1 Mar 2013

Get The New BENEA REACH Single!

The video for "The Mountain" from the upcoming album 'Possession' reaches 100 000 views!

DOWNLOAD the single and check out the video for "THE MOUNTAIN"!

Get The New BENEA REACH Single!
1 Mar 2013

AMARANTHE TO STREAM NEW TRACK, ‘MECHANICAL ILLIUSION’

AMARANTHE TO STREAM NEW TRACK, ‘MECHANICAL ILLIUSION’ FROM FORTHCOMING ALBUM, ‘THE NEXUS’
AMARANTHE TO STREAM NEW TRACK, ‘MECHANICAL ILLIUSION’

AMARANTHE, the fast-rising modern metal sextet, are streaming brand new track, ‘Mechanical Illusion’ from their sophomore album, ‘The Nexus’ on amaranthe.se. ‘The Nexus’ is due for release on March 25th 2013 via Spinefarm Records.

Watch Amaranthe’s latest single/video for title track, 'The Nexus' here

This video alone has racked up an impressive 870 thousand views in just one month!
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


AMARANTHE are: Andy - vocals, Jake E - vocals, Elize - vocals, Olof Mörck - guitars & keys, Morten Løwe Sørensen - drums, Johan Andreassen - bass.

www.amaranthe.se
www.facebook.com/AmarantheBand

27 Feb 2013

Jettblack announce more dates

JETTBLACK ANNOUNCED FOR ‘SHOUT IT OUT LOUD’ FESTIVAL,
GERMANY, & ‘SCAR FEST’, STOKE-ON-TRENT + SHOW IN GRIMSBY WITH BONA FIDE ADDED TO THEIR TOURING SCHEDULE

 
Jettblack announce more dates

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, Jettblack can now reveal that they will also play Germany’s Shout It Out Loud Festival on April 5th as well as Scar Fest in Stoke-on-Trent on August 25th.

In addition to this, Jettblack will play a one-off show with Swedish rockers Bona Fide on June 29th at Yardbirds in Grimsby.

JB’s full touring schedule is as follows:-

JETTBLACK DATES:

05.04.13 DUISBERG, GERMANY – Shout It Out Loud Fest
06.04.13 ROTHERHAM – Magma – HRH AOR Fest
20.04.13 MANCHESTER – Alter Ego *
23.04.13 NEWCASTLE – O2 Academy – w/CrashDiet
24.04.13 SHEFFIELD – O2 Academy – w/CrashDiet
25.04.13 BIRMINGHAM – O2 Academy – w/CrashDiet
26.04.13 NOTTINGHAM – Rock City – w/CrashDiet
27.04.13 LONDON – O2 Islington Academy – w/CrashDiet
28.04.13 SOUTHAMPTON – Joiner’s Arms – Crash Diet as special guests
29.06.13 GRIMSBY – Yardbirds – w/Bona Fide
30.06.13 LANARKSHIRE – Les Fest
25.08.13 STOKE-ON-TRENT – Scar Fest

*Jettblack only

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

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

26 Feb 2013

'Sanctuary In Abyss' Is the Best Melodeath Album of 2013 So Far

MetalSucks calls 'Sanctuary In Abyss" Best Melodeath album of 2013 so far

Finnish melodeath band Hateform, who we spotlighted on the site in January, feature in their ranks two former member of Mors Principium Est. That alone should be enough to make you pay attention since you surely love the latter.

But you know what? I think I enjoy the new Hateform album more than I dig the latest Mors Principium Est (which I definitely do dig too). Is that heresy? Dunno. Just shut up and headbang to Sanctuary In Abyss in full at Inferno.fi right now! It’s the band’s third album and it won’t be released until March 1st, but you can and should give it a spin right this second. It’s rare in this day and age that a melodic death metal band comes along that really knocks us off our feet, but Hateform are that band. It’s like Predator’s Portrait-era Soilwork mixed with Pitch Black Progress-era Scar Symmetry, but with no clean vocals whatsoever. Hateform are fast, they’re heavy, they’re great musicians, and — that bastion of melodeath — they write hella good songs.

Read it all HERE!

'Sanctuary In Abyss' Is the Best Melodeath Album of 2013 So Far
25 Feb 2013

Turbogeist Announce EP Launch Party in London

TURBOGEIST EP LAUNCH PARTY AT THE BLACKHEART, LONDON, MARCH 11TH

+ FREE 7” SINGLES (FEAT. ‘MERMAIDS REVENGE’ / ‘BLACK HOLE’) WITH SLEEVES INDIVIDUALLY CUSTOMISED BY THE BAND FOR EVERYONE ATTENDING

Turbogeist Announce EP Launch Party in London

++ UK DATES WITH LA-BASED PUNK BAND, FIDLAR

LONDON-BASED rockers, Turbogeist, announce a show (and inevitable party) in celebration of the release of their brand new 5-track EP, ‘Ancient Secrets’, on March 11th 2013 at The Blackheart, London.

Everyone attending the show will receive a customised white label 7” featuring the single ‘Mermaids Revenge’ plus bonus track ‘Black Hole’. Both songs can also be found on the Turbogeist EP, ‘Ancient Secrets’, released on Spinefarm Records and featuring 4 brand new tracks, as well as a cover of The Wipers’ ‘Up Front’. Cover art has been provided by British artist Nicholas Rea and depicts a man in ‘supernatural woods’, hand-painted on ceramic tiles.

Turbogeist are currently on tour with Pure Love (the Alternative Rock band formed by former Gallows frontman Frank Carter and ex-Hope Conspiracy & Suicide File guitarist Jim Carroll), and will join LA-based surf punk band Fidlar for a further two shows in the UK.

Dates as follows:-

Feb 2013

26th - Academy 2, Oxford (w/Fidlar)
27th - The Haunt, Brighton (w/Fidlar)

Mar 2013
11th The Blackheart, London (EP launch show)

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

Pre order the full 'Aincent Secrets' EP here

And order your ticket here 

22 Feb 2013

ORIANTHI ANNOUNCES RELEASE DATE FOR NEW ALBUM

ORIANTHI ANNOUNCES RELEASE DATE FOR THIRD STUDIO ALBUM, ‘HEAVEN IN THIS HELL’
ORIANTHI ANNOUNCES RELEASE DATE FOR NEW ALBUM

Platinum-selling solo artist and iconic guitarist Orianthi – recently seen touring the world with Alice Cooper – is gearing up for the release of her new album, ‘Heaven In This Hell’.

Produced by Dave Stewart, the album will be released on Spinefarm Records/Robo Records, and is scheduled to drop on March 11th 2013.

‘Heaven In This Hell’ – Orinathi’s third solo outing following ‘Violet Journey’ (2007) & ‘Believe’ (2010) – delivers a mega-dose of rock, weaving in elements of modern country & swampy blues.

“I am so proud of this album because it really showcases my style of riff heavy rock and energetic blues,” Orianthi remarks. “The success of ‘Believe’ helped to give me credibility and afforded me the freedom to create the kind of album I have been wanting to make, with musicians I respect, playing together live in a studio, creatively exchanging ideas... the way I want all my records to be made. My friend, collaborator and producer, Dave Stewart and I just jammed and hashed out a variety of songs and sounds until we found the grooves that inspired us.”

While Orianthi recorded the majority of ‘Heaven In This Hell’ at Blackbird Studio in Nashville, she also worked on several songs & overdubs at Dave Stewart's Hollywood studio…

“Working with Ori over the last year has been an inspiring experience for me,” comments Stewart. “She is such a dedicated guitarist and focused songwriter; her enthusiasm is infectious and all of the musicians who worked on the record were motivated to give her their best. When we went to Nashville, we knew we were about to embark on something exciting, something career-altering.”

Track-listing:

1. Heaven in this Hell
2. You Don't Wanna Know
3. Fire
4. If You Think You Know Me
4. How Do You Sleep?
5. Frozen
6. Rock
7. Another You
8. How Does That Feel?
9. Filthy Blues
10. If You Were Here With Me

The iTunes version of the album comes complete with two bonus tracks.

Follow Orianthi on Facebook or Twitter

You can pre order the album here

And check out the lyric video for Orianthi's new single 'Frozen' here:

13 Feb 2013

Turbogeist Announced For Takedown 13 Festival

Punk rockers Turbogeist have been confirmed to Takedown 13!

Turbogeist Announced For Takedown 13 Festival

London-based punks Turbogeist have confirmed that they will be appearing at Takedown '13 Festival at Southampton University on the 11th of May.

Turbogeist will appear on the bill alongside The Blackout, While She Sleeps and Don Broco.

Tickets and more info avalable here:

13 Feb 2013

The Treatment confirmed as main support for status quo

THE TREATMENT CONFIRMED AS MAIN SUPPORT TO STATUS QUO ON THEIR UK TOUR THIS MARCH FEATURING THE CLASSIC ‘FRANTIC FOUR’ LINE-UP

The Treatment confirmed as main support for status quo


UK rockers, The Treatment, will be joining Status Quo on a UK tour that sees the most celebrated Quo line-up back together again!

Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster & John Coghlan, the original line-up of the mighty Quo, have invited The Treatment to play as sole Special Guests on a nine-date tour of major UK venues, starting at the Manchester Apollo on March 6th 2013!

Says Treatment front-man, Matt Jones...

“We absolutely cannot wait for the upcoming Status Quo tour. All of us have grown up listening to Quo, so to get the chance to open the shows for the original line-up is a true honour. These shows will be the biggest ones we've played on UK soil, and the whole thing will be a real dream come true.”

Meanwhile, The Treatment will guest with ex-G n'R & Velvet Revolver axe-man Slash on four shows in February & March.

The full list of 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)
06 Apollo, Manchester (w/Status Quo)
07 Civic Hall, Wolverhampton (w/Status Quo)
09 O2 Academy, Glasgow (w/Status Quo)
10 O2 Academy, Glasgow (w/Status Quo)
12 O2 Apollo, Manchester (w/Status Quo)
13 Civic Hall, Wolverhampton (w/Status Quo)
15 Hammersmith Apollo, London (w/Status Quo)
16 Hammersmith Apollo, London (w/Status Quo)
17 Wembley Arena, London (w/Status Quo)

Tickets for the dates with Status Quo are available here

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 here.

www.facebook.com/TheTreatmentOfficial
www.twitter.com/TheTreatmentUK

6 Feb 2013

PLEASE WELCOME TURBOGEIST TO THE SPINEFARM FAMILY!

'Ancient Secrets' EP by the punk-rocking London lads will be released on March 12th!
PLEASE WELCOME TURBOGEIST TO THE SPINEFARM FAMILY!

Inspired in part by Apocalyptic times, ‘Ancient Secrets’ includes five ripping tracks, with man’s stuttering evolution at the core of the action; the featured songs include ‘Mermaid’s Revenge’ (about our ill-fated attempts to conquer nature), for which a video has just been filmed, and ‘Zero Friends’ (society's slow death by social networking).

Co-produced by the band & Chris Sheldon (who has previously worked with Pixies, Radiohead & Foo Fighters, amongst others), ‘Ancient Secrets’ was recorded at Livingston Studios in North London, and will be available as a digital download plus a numbered, coloured vinyl 10”.

Vocalist/guitarist Jimmy has this to say about the EP..

“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.”

Inspired by ’70’s era punk-rock and ’80s hardcore, and taking cues from The Replacements, The Damned and The Misfits, Turbogeist – Jimmy, Luis, James & Josh – are out to carve their own path, melding their influences (including a deep love of comic books) into an amalgam of twisted sci-fi laden punk rock exploding with raw aggression & attitude.

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.”

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

www.turbogeist.com

5 Feb 2013

NEW BENEA REACH ALBUM COMING THIS MARCH!

BENEA REACH SET TO RELEASE THIRD STUDIO ALBUM, ‘POSSESSION’, IN  MARCH + BRAND NEW VIDEO FOR FIRST SINGLE, ‘MOUNTAIN’

NEW BENEA REACH ALBUM COMING THIS MARCH!

Grammy-nominated Norwegian tech-metallers BENEA REACH will release their third full-length offering of epic progressive metal on March 22nd in Finland, on March 25th in rest of Europe and March 26th in USA.
 
Titled, ‘Possession’, this latest album was produced by Benea Reach & Thomas Wang, then mixed & mastered by Tue Madsen (The Haunted, Mnemic, Raunchy) at Antfarm Studio.
 
Known for his bipolar vocal ability, BR frontman Ilkka Volume veers memorably from low belly-aching screams through to high manic shrieks – almost as if the band had a dual-vocal set-up. He’s excited about the new record, and can’t wait for it to be heard…
 
“Well,  it's our 3rd and, in my eyes, the best yet. Having it released on a label like Spinefarm is great; hopefully, that means it'll reach a lot more people – they'll hear the music, check us out live, enjoy it all and spread the word! Heavy rock is a pretty busy genre at the moment, but I really think people will find something a bit different about us and want to discover more - and, if they can start with this new record, that'd be perfect".
 
The video for first single, ‘Mountain’, shot in Norway, has been directed & animated by UK-based artist & film-maker Robin Fuller (Feed The Rhino, Hawk Eyes, The Defiled).
 
BR is currently in the planning stages of a full UK tour for 2013; UK & European festival appearances are also being lined up.

http://www.myspace.com/beneareach

http://www.facebook.com/beneareach

 

4 Feb 2013

VOLBEAT TO RELEASE 'OUTLAW GENTLEMEN & SHADY LADIES'

APRIL 8th, 2013 RELEASE DATE SET FOR NEW ALBUM

PLUS Rob Caggiano Joins Volbeat As Second Guitarist

Pre Order 'Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies' Here

VOLBEAT TO RELEASE 'OUTLAW GENTLEMEN & SHADY LADIES'

Danish metal band Volbeat has announced that the upcoming studio album 'Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies' will be released on April 8, 2013. The band has also shared that former Anthrax and The Damned Things guitarist Rob Caggiano has officially joined the band. Caggiano served as producer on Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies, alongside long-time production partner Jacob Hansen, who produced and mixed the band's prior four albums. Caggiano's producer credits include The Damned Things, Bleeding Through and Anthrax amongst others, and he was a member of Anthrax for two tenures from 2001-2005 and again from 2007-2013. Singer and guitarist Michael Poulsen shared,

"The band is very proud and happy to announce that he will also be the new guitar player in Volbeat. The collaboration with Rob in the studio was so inspiring and in good spirit that we the decided to keep him. Basically we went into the studio as a three piece and came out as a whole band!"

Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies will be released on Universal Music and Volbeat has revealed the cover for the upcoming album, and a photograph from the studio featuring the new line-up, both of which are available upon request. Poulsen reveals,

"Half of the album tracks will take you into the world of outlaw gunslinger stories sometime in the 1800s. Some of the characters are true legends, while others are fiction. The listener will hear inspiration from classic spaghetti western movies which gives you a clue to the album title and cover artwork."

Poulsen also offers additional detail on the recordings sharing,

"We are still 'rocking out' in the studio, and working on the last details. We are very excited about this album. We feel that we've achieved the goals we set out. The heavy stuff on the album is perhaps more old school heavy riffs than earlier, and the rock songs rock out with tons of melodies and take us into unchartered territory. All that without losing the Volbeat sound that is the cornerstone of our band."

Volbeat achieved a rare feat over the past album cycle, with three songs from Beyond Hell / Above Heaven hitting #1 on the Active Rock charts. The third of these songs, "Heaven Nor Hell" is currently the most played song at the format, following prior singles "A Warrior's Call" and "Still Counting" in achieving this milestone. The anticipation for the upcoming release Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies is significant on a worldwide basis, as the band's notoriety continues to grow steadily month after month. Beyond Hell / Above Heaven has now sold more than 750,000 copies across the globe, and has been certified for 2X platinum in the band's home country Denmark, while achieving platinum certification in Germany and Finland. The album reached gold status in Canada, Sweden and Austria, with strong U.S. sales exceeding 250,000 units.

www.facebook.com/volbeat

http://www.volbeat.dk/

Check out the video for the new singel 'Cape of Our Hero' here:

4 Feb 2013

NEW BENEA REACH ALBUM COMING THIS MARCH!

BENEA REACH SET TO RELEASE THIRD STUDIO ALBUM, ‘POSSESSION’, ON MARCH 26TH 2013!

+ BRAND NEW VIDEO FOR FIRST SINGLE, ‘THE MOUNTAIN’

NEW BENEA REACH ALBUM COMING THIS MARCH!

Grammy-nominated Norwegiantech-metallers BENEA REACH will release their third full-length offering of epic progressive metal on March 26th via Spinefarm Records.

Titled, ‘Possession’, this latest album was produced by Benea Reach & Thomas Wang, then mixed & mastered by Tue Madsen (The Haunted, Mnemic, Raunchy) at Antfarm Studio.

Known for his bipolar vocal ability, BR frontmanIlkka Volume veers memorably fromlow belly-aching screams through to high manic shrieks – almost as if the band had a dual-vocal set-up. He’s excited about the new record, and can’t wait for it to be heard…

“Well, it's our 3rd and, in my eyes, the best yet. Having it released on a label like Spinefarm is great; hopefully, that means it'll reach a lot more people –they'll hear the music, check us out live, enjoy it all and spread the word! Heavy rock is a pretty busy genre at the moment, but I really think people will find something a bit different about us and want to discover more - and, if they can start with this new record, that'd be perfect".

The video for first single, ‘The Mountain’, shot in Norway, has been directed & animated by UK-based artist & film-maker Robin Fuller (Feed The Rhino, Hawk Eyes, The Defiled).

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.

www.facebook.com/TheTreatmentOfficial
www.twitter.com/TheTreatmentUK

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.

www.facebook.com/jettblackuk
www.twitter.com/jettblackuk

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.

turbogeist.com

facebook.com/turbogeist

turbogeist.tumblr.com

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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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’.

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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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