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1 Oct 2014

KROKODIL TO RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM ‘NACHASH’ ON NOVEMBER 10TH

+ NEW TRACK ‘REPTILIA FAMILIAR’ UNVEILED! ++ ALBUM PRE-ORDER BUNDLES REVEALED! +++ TOURING WITH MASTODON!

KROKODIL – the new signing to Spinefarm Records, featuring members & previous members of Cry For Silence, Hexes, Gallows & SikTh – will be releasing their debut album, ‘Nachash’, on November 10th via Spinefarm Records

KROKODIL TO RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM ‘NACHASH’ ON NOVEMBER 10TH

Following this, the band will embark on a tour guesting with US metal giants Mastodon, taking their own brand of riff-heavy ‘Krokodil rock’ all over the UK & Europe this November & December!Completing the line-up for the tour – which takes in Ireland, the UK, the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Switzerland & Germany – is US sludge-metal trio, Big Business. 

Catch this awesome line-up at the following shows:-

UK & Ireland

November

19 Dublin - Academy

20 Belfast - Limelight

22 Southampton - O2 Guildhall

24 Manchester - Academy
25 Newcastle - O2 Academy
26 Glasgow - O2 Academy
28 London - O2 Brixton Academy
29 Birmingham - O2 Academy

 

December

1 Nottingham - Rock City
2 Bristol – Academy

 

 

In addition to this, the band has unleashed a stream of their brand new single, ‘Reptilia Familiar’, one of the 12 tracks that make up ‘Nachash’. Check it out here: https://soundcloud.com/spinefarmrecords/krokodil-reptilia-familiar/s-gWQCo

 

 

‘Nachash’ is now available to pre-order on www.KrokodilRock.com. Pre-order bundles include a limited run of lithographs featuring the album artwork (created by Krokodil guitarist Dan P.Carter), an exclusive T-shirt design, plus CD/vinyl options, with the first run of vinyl available in a very limited translucent finish (pantone 666!).

 

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30 Sep 2014

Soen Reveal Brand New Video/Single, ‘TABULA RASA’

+ TRACK-LISTING UNVEILED FOR SECOND STUDIO ALBUM, ‘TELLURIAN’, SET FOR RELEASE VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS ON NOV 3RD

Soen Reveal Brand New Video/Single, ‘TABULA RASA’

Progressive masters SOEN have today unveiled a brand new video for the first track to be revealed from their upcoming sophomore album Tellurian, set for release on November 3rd via Spinefarm Records.

 

Soen guitarist & producer Kim Platbarzdis says: “It is finally time for the first video from our forthcoming second album ‘Tellurian’ to surface. The video features the song ‘Tabula Rasa’, and gives a glimpse into our common frustrations with the world, the way it’s run today and how the effects of it exclude no one...”

 

Directed by Kirke Ailio Rodwell, whose work displays a flair for style, attention to detail and one-of-a-kind perspective, the video for Tabula Rasais available to view here: http://vevo.ly/ckQnIS
 

Kirke adds: “In a way, the video summarises life, with its moments of zest & sadness. It was such a great experience to work with Soen who trusted me and my team to capture the extremes of life. They are talented musicians and have visions that closely coincide with my own – which is rare and truly special for me.”

 

 

Tellurian track-listing:-

01. Komenco

02. Tabula Rasa

03. Kuraman

04. The Words

05. Pluton

06. Koniskas

07. Ennui

08. Void

09. The Other’s Fall

 

 

Digital & physical pre-orders for Tellurianare live now at the following links:-

 

http://po.st/SoenCDama - Amazon CD

http://po.st/SownViama - Amazon Vinyl

http://po.st/SoenTiT - iTunes

 

 

 

 

 

 

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25 Sep 2014

TOOTHGRINDER SIGN TO SPINEFARM

BAND RELEASING SCHIZOPHRENIC JUBILEE EP ON NOVEMBER 4th
TOOTHGRINDER SIGN TO SPINEFARM

Spinefarm Records is thrilled to announce the signing of New Jersey quintet TOOTHGRINDER. The band is already incredibly active, armed with a brand new EP and a tour that is happening currently.

Toothgrinder will release its label debut in the form of the Schizophrenic Jubilee EP, which was produced, mixed and mastered by Taylor Larson (Periphery, Darkest Hour). The release date is November 4th. For a taste of what's to come check out "The Hour Angle" at their Soundcloud.

Additionally, TOOTHGRINDER are on tour with Periphery, The Contortionist and Intervals through October.

TOOTHGRINDER will continue to push heavy metal into the future with their unusual song structures, torrents of riffs and scaled-the-bowels-of-hell vocal attack. But it's not all metallic fists and fury; the band's music is smartly crafted and it is sonically provocative. In fact, their music sounds like the result of spending too many Friday nights in July in bottlenecked, bumper-to-bumper traffic on the Garden State Parkway. You've got to let that frustration out somehow and it's as though Toothgrinder took their frustration out on their instruments.

TOOTHGRINDER vocalist Justin Matthews said, "TOOTHGRINDER were birthed from a brotherhood of musicians who wanted nothing more than to create aggressive energy and deviate from the status quo. The bond that five best friends initiated through childhood will forever last a lifetime. Through blood, sweat and tears, our family has taken on an endeavor that was never thought possible. Our perseverance and tenacity would not be shown to the world without our good friends in Outerloop and Spinefarm. We could not be happier."

Spinefarm Director of A&R Darren Dalessio, who signed the band, said, "We are very excited to officially welcome TOOTHGRINDER to the Spinefarm roster! From the first moment I listened to Schizophrenic Jubilee, I knew the band was a force to be reckoned with. They truly have a unique sound and vision, and this is only just the beginning of where these guys plan on taking their music. Expect great things from TOOTHGRINDER in 2015!"

TOOTHGRINDER Tour Dates:

09/25 Birmingham, AL - Zydeco
09/26 Charleston, SC - The Music Farm
09/27 Wilmington, NC - Ziggy's By The Sea
09/28 Winston-Salem, NC - Ziggy's
09/29 Richmond, VA - The Broadberry
09/30 Pittsburgh, PA - Altar Bar
10/02 London, ON - London Music Hall
10/03 Ottawa, ON - Ritual
10/04 Syracuse, NY - Lost Horizon
10/05 Burlington, VT - Higher Ground
10/07 Northampton, MA - Pearl Street
10/08 Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance
10/10 Long Island, NY - Revolution Music Hall
10/11 Lancaster, PA - Chameleon

For more information, visit the bands Facebook &/or Twitter.

25 Sep 2014

TOOTHGRINDER SIGN TO SPINEFARM RECORDS

BAND RELEASING SCHIZOPHRENIC JUBILEE EP ON NOVEMBER 4 - TOURING WITH PERIPHERY THROUGH THE FALL
TOOTHGRINDER SIGN TO SPINEFARM RECORDS

Spinefarm Records is thrilled to announce the signing of New Jersey quintet Toothgrinder. The band is already incredibly active, armed with a brand new EP and a tour that is happening currently.
 
Toothgrinder will release its label debut in the form of the Schizophrenic Jubilee EP, which was produced, mixed and mastered by Taylor Larson (Periphery, Darkest Hour). The release date is November 4.

For a taste of what’s to come, check out "The Hour Angle" here
 
Additionally, Toothgrinder are on tour with Periphery, The Contortionist and Intervals through October. 
 
Toothgrinder will continue to push heavy metal into the future with their unusual song structures, torrents of riffs and scaled-the-bowels-of-hell vocal attack. But it's not all metallic fists and fury; the band's music is smartly crafted and it is sonically provocative. In fact, their music sounds like the result of spending too many Friday nights in July in bottlenecked, bumper-to-bumper traffic on the Garden State Parkway. You've got to let that frustration out somehow and it's as though Toothgrinder took their frustration out on their instruments.
 
Toothgrinder vocalist Justin Matthews said, "Toothgrinder were birthed from a brotherhood of musicians who wanted nothing more than to create aggressive energy and deviate from the status quo. The bond that five best friends initiated through childhood will forever last a lifetime. Through blood, sweat and tears, our family has taken on an endeavor that was never thought possible. Our perseverance and tenacity would not be shown to the world without our good friends in Outerloop and Spinefarm. We could not be happier."
 
Spinefarm Director of A&R Darren Dalessio, who signed the band, said, "We are very excited to officially welcome Toothgrinder to the Spinefarm roster!  From the first moment I listened to Schizophrenic Jubilee, I knew the band was a force to be reckoned with. They truly have a unique sound and vision, and this is only just the beginning of where these guys plan on taking their music. Expect great things from Toothgrinder in 2015!"
 
Toothgrinder Tour Dates:
 
09/25 Birmingham, AL – Zydeco
09/26 Charleston, SC – The Music Farm
09/27 Wilmington, NC – Ziggy’s By The Sea
09/28 Winston-Salem, NC – Ziggy’s
09/29 Richmond, VA – The Broadberry
09/30 Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar
10/02 London, ON – London Music Hall
10/03 Ottawa, ON – Ritual
10/04 Syracuse, NY – Lost Horizon
10/05 Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
10/07 Northampton, MA – Pearl Street
10/08 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
10/10 Long Island, NY – Revolution Music Hall
10/11 Lancaster, PA – Chameleon

 
Toothgrinder are: Justin Matthews – vocals/keys; Matt Arensdorf – bass/vocals; Matt Mielke – guitars; Jason Goss – guitars; Wills Weller – drums.

22 Sep 2014

SPIDERS TO RELEASE 'SHAKE ELECTRIC' ALBUM

ALBUM TO BE RELEASED NOVEMBER 3rd VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS
SPIDERS TO RELEASE 'SHAKE ELECTRIC' ALBUM

 

Female-fronted Swedish rockers Spiders will release their sophomore set, Shake Electric, via Spinefarm Records on November 3rd; the four-piece outfit – who deliver a retro, '70s-inspired hard rock sound with a uniquely modern vibe – will support the release of the record with a run of UK dates in November, part of a full European tour that also includes an appearance at the Hard Rock Hell festival in North Wales (November 14th).

UK dates
15.11. Glasgow (UK) @ Classic Grand
16.11. London (UK) @ Underworld
17.11. Manchester (UK) @ Roadhouse
18.11. Birmingham (UK) @ Oobleck

An official video for the title track Shake Electric has been revealed today at the following link:http://vevo.ly/Svd66W

The track is also available as an ‘instant grat’ on iTunes album pre-order: http://po.st/SpidersiT

Spiders is fronted by Ann-Sofie Hoyles, a charismatic singer with a haunting, unforgettable voice and striking image; Ann-Sofie has this to say about the title track…

"Shake Electric is about me and my old friends who I had so much fun with, partying until the break of dawn. Tons of memories and emotions from several years went into this song, which has a theme I think most people can identify with. Carolina, the female character in the video, is one of the friends I was inspired by when I wrote 'Shake Electric’, so it was great that she could be in the video!"

Spiders released their debut album, Flashpoint, in 2012, earning them a nomination with P3 Guld – the biggest broadcast music award in Sweden. They've also shared stages with artists such as Metallica, Kvelertak, Blood Ceremony & Graveyard.

For Shake Electric, recorded in the group's hometown of Gothenburg with producer Mattias Glavå, the band built upon the primitive metal-punk hybrid base of their debut, and the result is a fiercely executed, decidedly classic rock, thoroughly turbocharged album with echoes of T-Rex, Ziggy Stardust-era Bowie & Heart.

Choirs, acoustic guitars, piano and various percussion patterns come together to create a stylish sound that is never without a raw and emotive edge. On Shake ElectricSpiders remain both vital and visceral, and you can feel the rush of blood and rock coursing through every song's veins.

On this album, all of the members were involved in the song-writing process, hence the broader, more diverse, multi-dimensional sound…

"We wanted to move on and find new paths," explains John Hoyles, up until now Spiders' sole songwriter. "What we like about many of the records from the 1970s is that they are often heavy yet soft. A really tough riff can be followed by a beautiful piano."

"Even when we started, we were like a bunch of teenagers in the rehearsal room, and despite jobs and girlfriends, we always accepted every show we were offered. We really love this life," continuesAnn-Sofie"We have a stronger vibe today, and we can really lean on each other in an amazing way. I am very proud of what we have accomplished with Shake Electric..."

 Spiders are: Ann-Sofie Hoyles (vocals); John Hoyles (guitar); Olle Griphammar (bass); Ricard Harryson (drums)

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16 Sep 2014

AMARANTHE - "DROP DEAD CYNICAL" VIDEO OUT NOW!

AMARANTHE - "DROP DEAD CYNICAL" VIDEO OUT NOW!
AMARANTHE - "DROP DEAD CYNICAL" VIDEO OUT NOW!

A mere week after premiering the brand new song "Drop Dead Cynical", the first sonic taste of the new album MASSIVE ADDICTIVE, due out October 21 via Spinefarm Records, Amaranthe have followed up by debuting the accompanying and thoroughly majestic video for the song. It's epic and visually arresting.

Seriously, this is one video you do not want to miss because it is over the top in all the right ways. There's more than a dozen MMA fighters, cheerleaders and lots and lots of pyro. That all adds up to one helluva an Amaranthe experience.

"We can now finally unleash the 'Drop Dead Cynical' video, directed by master director Patric Ullaeus," Amaranthe guitarist Olof Mörck said. "It is energetic, bombastic and explosive, just like you have come to expect from Amaranthe's videos, and the powerful delivery of the song is accentuated by the martial combat throughout the video. As always, you are in for a visual treat; more than 15 MMA fighters, cheerleaders and enough flames to light the heavens on fire! Get ready to be entertained!"

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11 Sep 2014

EMIGRATE: NEW ALBUM CONFIRMED FOR UK RELEASE

‘SILENT SO LONG’ – CD + VINYL - NOVEMBER 3rd
EMIGRATE: NEW ALBUM CONFIRMED FOR UK RELEASE

 

Formed by Rammstein’s Richard KruspeEMIGRATE have now set the release date for their new studio album – the follow up to the 2007 self-titled debut, a Top 10 German chart entry.

Titled ‘Silent So Long’, this sophomore outing – produced by EMIGRATE themselves and mixed in Los Angeles by Ben Grosse (Marilyn Manson, Slipknot, Disturbed, etc.) – features 11 brand new recordings, with a lead single / video to be announced shortly…

As with the debut, Kruspe adds to his guitar playing / song-writing duties by stepping up to the mic, only this time he’s joined by a number of guest singers; there’s Lemmyfrom MotörheadKorn’s Jonathan DavisMarilyn Manson, Canadian born Berlin-dweller, Peaches, plus Frank Dellé from chart-topping German collective Seeed.

“I didn’t write the songs with specific guests in mind,” explains Kruspe“I just thought who would do the best job on this or that track, and the final performances were everything I was hoping for. You know, I’ve had about five moments in my music career when I’ve been left smiling like a child – one was when Rammstein sold out New York’s Madison Square Garden in 20 minutes (2010), but the last one was hearing Lemmy on tape. It just sounds f**king great! I wrote him a really long message and he came back “alright!” Fantastic!”

Pre-order ‘Silent So Long’ here: http://po.st/EmSSLcd

For Kruspe, still firmly ensconced within the Rammstein ranks, EMIGRATE has never been a side or a solo project. Preferring to tap into the energy of a team, and looking to revive the collaborative spirit of the East German punk scene he grew from, the guitarist has always put value on those around him, and this time – in addition to the existing personnel of guitarist / producer Olson Involtini and bassist / co-conspiratorArnaud Giroux – he’s joined by drummers Mikko Sirén (Apocalyptica) and Joe Letz(Combichrist).

Whilst ‘EMIGRATE’ saw Kruspe, a restless creative spirit, proving that he could take on a new set of challenges, the follow-up adds fresh layers in terms of invention, emotion and contemporary sheen, with Margaux Bossieux – previously of New York punk band Dirty Mary – providing telling backing vocals throughout; crafted with care inKruspe’sown Berlin studio plus the old radio building on the city’s Nalepa Street, the latter enhanced by an extra control room’s worth of gear(!), ‘Silent So Long’ is another bold step forward, with both music and (English) lyrics showing no desire to be corralled, and Kruspe The Guitarist happy to let rip where the music demands.

With sold-out global tours, headline festival appearances and a succession of platinum albums marking his career with RammsteinKruspe could easily opt for a less pressured existence, but ‘resting on laurels’, or the German equivalent, isn’t within his immediate frame of reference…

www.emigrate.eu

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11 Sep 2014

SOEN TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM 'TELLURIAN' ON NOVEMBER 3

SOEN TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM 'TELLURIAN' ON NOVEMBER 3

SOEN

PROGRESSIVE MASTERS RETURN WITH NEW / SECOND STUDIO ALBUM,  ‘TELLURIAN’, SET FOR RELEASE VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS ON NOVEMBER 3rd 

IT’S HARD to put a handle on SOEN, but if progressive music is ‘entertainment for those who are easily bored’, then this Swedish outfit fits easily under that heading.

As forthcoming  / second studio album, ‘Tellurian’, makes plain, SOEN – that’s drummer Martin Lopez (ex-Opeth, Amon Amarth), vocalist Joel Ekelöf (Willowtree), guitarist Joakim Platbarzdis & bassist Stefan Stenberg – are not concerned with the simple or the shallow; their musical journey takes an altogether more ambitious path, and the result is an expansive body of work, wrapped up in the stunning art of Mexican painter José Luis López Galván, that consistently challenges without being ‘clever-clever’ or tough to enjoy.

The melodies are intricate, the playing muscular and the choruses soaring; overall, the feel is one of a band whose intent is very much in synch with the sort of core values (skilled musicianship, emotion over precision, importance of album artwork, etc.) that seem to be back in vogue…

Produced by Platbarzdis, mixed by the legendary / Grammy Award-winning David Bottrill (Tool, Smashing Pumpkins, Muse, King Crimson, etc.) and mastered at Bob Ludwig’s Gateway set-up in the US by Adam Ayan, also a Grammy winner, ‘Tellurian’ sees SOEN taking the approach of their ‘Cognitive’ debut (2012, Spinefarm Records) and pushing the boundaries in terms of musical scope, the whole thing shot through with the confidence of a band who have found their voice.

Rhythmic, experimental and flowing, and with the ‘muso’ side never taking precedence over a good song and a telling chorus, ‘Tellurian’ (‘relating to, or inhabiting the earth’) will appeal to anyone with an ear for quality playing, and there’s further reward to be had below the surface, with the lyrics taking a more direct route than on ‘Cognitive’, and the construction of the material – including first single / video ‘Tabula Rasa’ (‘Clean Slate’) – allowing room for the raw emotion to shine through.

Music for the head and the heart.

 

11 Sep 2014

SOEN: PROGRESSIVE MASTERS RETURN WITH NEW ALBUM

‘TELLURIAN’, THE SECOND STUDIO ALBUM DUE FOR RELEASE ON NOVEMBER 3rd
SOEN: PROGRESSIVE MASTERS RETURN WITH NEW ALBUM

 

IT’S HARD to put a handle on SOEN, but if progressive music is‘entertainment for those who are easily bored’, then this Swedish outfit fits easily under that heading.

As forthcoming  / second studio album, ‘Tellurian’, makes plain, SOEN – that’s drummer Martin Lopez (ex-Opeth, Amon Amarth), vocalist Joel Ekelöf (Willowtree), guitarist Joakim Platbarzdis & bassist Stefan Stenberg – are not concerned with the simple or the shallow; their musical journey takes an altogether more ambitious path, and the result is an expansive body of work, wrapped up in the stunning art of Mexican painter José Luis López Galván, that consistently challenges without being ‘clever-clever’ or tough to enjoy. 
 
The melodies are intricate, the playing muscular and the choruses soaring; overall, the feel is one of a band – aided by Christian Andolf on keys – whose intent is very much in synch with the sort of core values (skilled musicianship, emotion over precision, importance of album artwork, etc.) that seem to be back in vogue…
 
Produced by Platbarzdis (who also played some of the bass), mixed by the legendary / Grammy Award-winning David Bottrill (ToolSmashingPumpkinsMuse, King Crimson, etc.) and mastered at Bob Ludwig’sGateway set-up in the US, ‘Tellurian’ sees SOEN taking the approach of their‘Cognitive’ debut (2012, Spinefarm Records) and pushing the boundaries in terms of musical scope, the whole thing shot through with the confidence of a band who have found their voice.
 
Rhythmic, experimental and flowing, and with the ‘muso’ side never taking precedence over a good song and a telling chorus, ‘Tellurian’ (‘relating to, or inhabiting the earth’) will appeal to anyone with an ear for quality playing, and there’s further reward to be had below the surface, with the lyrics taking a more direct route than on ‘Cognitive’, and the construction of the material – including first single / video ‘Tabula Rasa’ (‘Clean Slate’) – allowing room for the raw emotion to shine through.
 
Music for the head and the heart.
 
www.facebook.com/SoenMusic
 
11 Sep 2014

PROGRESSIVE MASTERS RETURN WITH ‘TELLURIAN’

PROGRESSIVE MASTERS RETURN WITH NEW STUDIO ALBUM, ‘TELLURIAN’
PROGRESSIVE MASTERS RETURN WITH ‘TELLURIAN’

IT’S HARD to put a handle on SOEN, but if progressive music is ‘entertainment for those who are easily bored’, then this Swedish outfit fits easily under that heading.

As forthcoming / second studio album, ‘Tellurian’, makes plain, SOEN – that’s drummer Martin Lopez (ex-Opeth, Amon Amarth), vocalist Joel Ekelöf (Willowtree), guitarist Joakim Platbarzdis & bassist Stefan Stenberg – are not concerned with the simple or the shallow; their musical journey takes an altogether more ambitious path, and the result is an expansive body of work, wrapped up in the stunning art of Mexican painter José Luis López Galván, that consistently challenges without being ‘clever-clever’ or tough to enjoy.

The melodies are intricate, the playing muscular and the choruses soaring; overall, the feel is one of a band whose intent is very much in synch with the sort of core values (skilled musicianship, emotion over precision, importance of album artwork, etc.) that seem to be back in vogue…

Produced by Platbarzdis, mixed by the legendary / Grammy Award-winning David Bottrill (Tool, Smashing Pumpkins, Muse, King Crimson, etc.) and mastered at Bob Ludwig’s Gateway set-up in the US by Adam Ayan, also a Grammy winner, ‘Tellurian’ sees SOEN taking the approach of their ‘Cognitive’ debut (2012, Spinefarm Records) and pushing the boundaries in terms of musical scope, the whole thing shot through with the confidence of a band who have found their voice.

Rhythmic, experimental and flowing, and with the ‘muso’ side never taking precedence over a good song and a telling chorus, ‘Tellurian’ (‘relating to, or inhabiting the earth’) will appeal to anyone with an ear for quality playing, and there’s further reward to be had below the surface, with the lyrics taking a more direct route than on ‘Cognitive’, and the construction of the material – including first single / video ‘Tabula Rasa’ (‘Clean Slate’) – allowing room for the raw emotion to shine through.

Music for the head and the heart.

Soen@Facebook

 

9 Sep 2014

Electric Wizard Premier SadioWitch

Electric Wizard Premier short film for SadioWitch
Electric Wizard Premier SadioWitch

 

Electric Wizard with Witchfinder/Satyr IX Productions have completed work on a short film for new track, ‘SadioWitch’.

The film has been created by the mysterious and alluring Shazzula Vultura, and is thefirst official promo for an Electric Wizard single; ‘SadioWitch’ is the second single to be released from the band’s forthcoming studio album, ‘Time to Die’ (September 30th), following on from the epic ‘I am Nothing’.

According to Wizard vocalist / guitarist Jus Oborn, the footage – captured in various locations, including Iceland – features “Clandestinely filmed scenes of Luciferian depravity” of the kind “long-awaited by the diehard cult of Wizard fans… A visual amalgamation of Kenneth Anger's psychedelic occultism, the monomania of Jess Franco and the unbridled excess of Robert Hartford Davies, documenting fully the pleasures of the flesh, drugs and sadism… as they really happen today…”

Pre-orders for the limited SadioWitch 7-inch, as well as ‘Time to Die’ bundles, are available now via www.electricfuckinwizard.com.  Digital pre-orders for the album are available via iTunes here

According to The Guardian, "Lots of bands make claims to be the heaviest of all, but only Electric Wizard really qualify for the title. Masters of crushing doom metal and sinister B-movie kitsch, the British veterans are more popular than ever right now, and new album ‘Time to Die’ looks certain to be their biggest to date. A slow-motion, Sabbathian horror show thrumming with drug-ravaged psychedelic menace and bulging with hypnotic riffs.”

The band previously unveiled a video for ‘I am Nothing’, which can be seen here:http://youtu.be/mDo2Ujb7i3A.

On the live front, Electric Wizard have announced a UK headline show for October 23rd at The Ritz in Manchester.

Tickets are available here: SeeTickets

A full supporting bill will be announced in due course.

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9 Sep 2014

AMARANTHE LAUNCHES PRE ORDER!

'MASSIVE ADDICTIVE’ PRE ORDER LAUNCHES TODAY
AMARANTHE LAUNCHES PRE ORDER!

AMARANTHE have debuted the song "Drop Dead Cynical" from their new album MASSIVE ADDICTIVE, out October 20 on Spinefarm Records. The track premiered via Loudwire today, September 9. It is the first worldwide taste of the Gothenburg band's upcoming opus.

Have a listen to the song in all its majestic glory by going HERE. The song is a perfect indicator of what fans can expect on MASSIVE ADDICTIVE - a full-on blast of melody and metallic power. 

Commented guitarist Olof Mörck, "The first piece of music to be released from MASSIVE ADDICTIVE is a very representative track. 'Drop Dead Cynical' is as massive as it is addictive. This ultra-groovy song is a markedly different first single compared to classical AMARANTHE single choices, and it takes our trademark sound in fresh and exciting new directions! Top that off with an anthemic chorus, and the result is what I consider one of the absolutely strongest AMARANTHE songs ever!"

The iTunes pre-order launches today, as well, with "Drop Dead Cynical" offered as an instant grat download.

Additionally, the pre-order includes multiple bundles. The band's U.K. merch store is HERE.

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9 Sep 2014

FINCH RELEASE NEW TRACK

'ANYWHERE BUT HERE' AVAILABLE NOW
FINCH RELEASE NEW TRACK

New Studio Album Back To Oblivion Available For Pre-Order On iTunes

The second track, “Anywhere But Here” taken from the forthcoming album Back To Oblivion is now available to stream or purchase as an instant grat track on iTunes; When fans pre-order the album now they will receive “Two Guns To The Temple” and “Anywhere But Here” instantly.

Back to Oblivion will be released on September 29th via Spinefarm Records.

Back to Oblivion marks the return of Finch with the band’s first full length album in over nine years. The Southern California band has undeniably created a lasting, formidable body of work with their two studio albums and EPs - singer Nate Barcalow acknowledges that 2002’s What It Is To Burn all but “defined post-hardcore early in the decade”, while 2005’s Say Hello to Sunshine continued to shape its direction.

The band dignified the demand for a celebration of What It Is To Burn’s 10th anniversary by reforming after a hiatus and playing select sold-out shows across the country in 2013. Inspired by the creative surge brought on by these shows, Finch rendered these contradictions moot with Back to Oblivion, their long-awaited third LP and a new, bold chapter in the band’s legacy.

Back to Oblivion itself is a paradoxical idea. This is Finch reinvigorated, brimming with the inspiration of their earliest days; the opposite of the negation implied by “oblivion.” But as a songwriting unit, they’re challenging themselves by going deep into the unknown - this is by far Finch’s most introspective and demanding work from a lyrical standpoint. The album was produced by Brian Virtue (Deftones, 30 Seconds to Mars, Janes Addiction, Audio Slave).

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5 Sep 2014

SANTA CRUZ ANNOUNCE LONDON HEADLINE SHOW

+ APPEARING AT THIS YEAR’S HARD ROCK HELL FESTIVAL (UK)
SANTA CRUZ ANNOUNCE LONDON HEADLINE SHOW

Buoyed-up by the energy of youth, and packing some serious guitar fire-power, Santa Cruzwill be returning to the UK for a one-off headline show, confirmed for November 17th at The Barfly in Camden Town, North London.

Says Archie Cruz, Santa Cruz frontman:-

“It’s been quite a while since we were last in the UK, and we´re really looking forward to getting back! All of the tours we´ve done there have been amazing and hold such fun memories. With a set-list featuring some new songs, we can't wait to wreck stuff up again - hope you guys are ready to party?!”

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Previous to this, SC will appear at this year’s Halloween-themed Hard Rock Hell Festival onNovember 15th; this 3-day event will take place in Pwllheli, North Wales.

Tickets for Hard Rock Hell

News on album number two will be revealed in due course.

In the meantime, check out SC’s recent video for ‘We Are The Ones To Fall’ below.

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4 Sep 2014

SIKTH UK TOUR/PROMO VIDEO

+ RE-ISSUE OF DEBUT ALBUM SET FOR OCT 27th VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS
SIKTH UK TOUR/PROMO VIDEO

UK tech-metal godfathers SikTh have released a short promo video for their upcoming UK tour in October/November, part of ‘Download Freezes Over 2014’.
Compiled and edited by SikTh (co)frontman Mikee utilising live material sent in by fans, it features footage from the band’s recent performances at both Download & Tech-fest…

Mikee: “We have been so pleased with the crowd responses at the last two shows. It’s been incredible to see just how passionate people are. I guess a lot of them have never seen SikTh before. The energy feels better than ever, and we're really looking forward to these upcoming shows!”

Dan Weller: "We cannot wait for the tour. We feel like we're playing better than ever and really want to give everyone a great time."

The new dates are as follows, with certain venues having to be upgraded due to demand…

October
29th – Milton Keynes, Crauford Arms
30th – Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms
31st – Plymouth, The Hub

November
1st – Bristol, Anson Rooms
3rd – Liverpool, Academy
4th – Leeds, Cockpit
5th – Glasgow, Garage
7th – Newcastle, Academy 2
8th – Manchester, Academy 2
9th – Birmingham, Academy 2
10th – Norwich, Waterfront
11th – Brighton, Concorde 2
12th – London, Koko

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In addition, the debut SikTh album, ‘The Trees Are Dead & Dried Out Wait For Something Wild’, will be re-issued via Spinefarm Records on October 27th. Originally released back in 2003, the record – featuring seminal tracks such as ‘Hold My Finger’, ‘Scent Of The Obscene’, ‘Pussyfoot’ & ‘When Will The Forest Speak’? – is now recognised as a hugely influential, ground-breaking release; this new version will be available as 2-CD set featuring extensive bonus audio content plus enhanced packaging. A double LP version will follow early in 2015.

 

20 Aug 2014

von hertzen brothers set to work on new studio album

VON HERTZEN BROTHERS SET TO WORK ON STUDIO ALBUM NUMBER SIX WITH “TOP-OF-THE-LINE” TEAM!

von hertzen brothers set to work on new studio album

Left – right: Kie Von Hertzen, Mikko Von Hertzen, Garth Richardson, Mikko Kaakkuriniemi, Juha Kuoppala, Jonne Von Hertzen

Von Hertzen Brothers, will release their sixth studio album early next year via Spinefarm Records.

 

Following the outstanding critical acclaim afforded their last full-length release, ‘Nine Lives’ (2013), the brothers – MikkoKieJonne Von Hertzen – are now back in the studio doing pre-production, this time with Grammy-nominated Canadian producer Garth ‘GGGarth’ Richardson (Biffy Clyro, Atreyu, Rage Against The Machine, etc.), plus regular drummer Mikko Kaakkuriniemi and keyboard player Juha Kuoppala.

 

Once pre-production is complete, VHB will head across to Canada where recording will start in September; the studio chosen for the task at hand is The Farm (owned and operated by Richardson) in Vancouver – previously the world-renowned Little Mountain Sound Studio, past home to acts such as AerosmithAC/DCMetallica and The Cult.

 

Mixing, meanwhile, is set to be handled by Canadian Randy Staub, a Juno Awards-winner whose previous credits include some of the biggest names in rock and metal, the likes of Metallica, Alice In Chains, etc

 

Says Garth“Working with Von Hertzen Brothers is a dream come true. Besides being the coolest people on the planet, they are one of the hardest working bands I know. This is a record that will be on everyone's iPod, phone and turntable. Turn it up loud and get ready to rock. They are going to tear it up!”

 

Mikko Von Hertzen adds: “For the past five years, we’ve been working hard on building an international set up, and now, with our sixth album on the way, the collective feeling is that we need to up it a gear and just go for it! From the outset, the idea was to find a producer who knows his stuff, is experienced, has a vision, and thus something concrete to offer our music. With Garth, things clicked from the first meeting, and what was really encouraging was his enthusiasm for our new material. Of course, we’re really looking forward to recording in a studio like The Farm – there’s legendary vibes in that place! But it’s even more thrilling to create our music with a top-of-the-line team. Randy Staub is another world class pro who needs no introducing. The work of Randy Garth simply speaks for itself!”

 

Further details of this forthcoming record will be revealed in due course.

 

http://www.vonhertzenbrothers.com
http://www.myspace.com/vonhertzenbrothers
http://twitter.com/VHBROZ

 

 

 

 

19 Aug 2014

ELECTRIC WIZARD REVEAL BRAND NEW TRACK, ‘SADIOWITCH’

HEADLINE UK SHOW ANNOUNCED FOR OCTOBER 23RD IN MANCHESTER

ELECTRIC FUCKIN’ WIZARD have revealed a second track from their forthcoming full-length album, ‘TIME TO DIE’, set for release via Spinefarm Records on September 29th.

 

ELECTRIC WIZARD REVEAL BRAND NEW TRACK, ‘SADIOWITCH’

Titled ‘SadioWitch’ and featuring the line ‘the black drug took my soul away’, the song will be accompanied by a video, currently being edited. Little is known about the clip, although it is believed to feature (encouragingly) both ‘nudity’ & ‘explosions’.

 “Sadiowitch is about death by lust and indulgence. As life becomes disillusioning it is reassuring to turn to 'lifes luxuries'…sex and drugs. But, of course, over indulgence leads to emaciation, weakness and death. The song is short and sweet just like this particular form of death. There are many choices but only one outcome. Choose wisely…” – Jus Oborn

 

A limited edition 7” version of ‘SadioWitch’ is also being planned, with a previously unreleased piece of music on the B-side.

 ‘TIME TO DIE’ is the eighth full-length offering from the masters of aural punishment, and their first album release since signing a worldwide deal with Spinefarm Records.

Listen to ‘Sadiowitch’ here

A UK headline show has been announced for October 23rd at The Ritz in Manchester.

Tickets are available here

A full supporting bill will be announced in due course.

All official Electric Wizard pre-order bundles are now live at www.ElectricFuckinWizard.com, featuring limited numbers of vinyl, CD, T-shirt, back-patch & pin badge packages.

Electric Wizard, who have recently played headline slots at a number of major European festivals, including Hellfest (France), Roskilde (Denmark) and Sonisphere (UK),  have the following appearances lined up for 2014, with more shows to be added:-

Sep 12th     Reverence Valada, Portugal (headline with Hawkwind)

Oct 10th     Desertfest, Antwerp, Belgium

Oct 23rd     The Ritz, Manchester, UK (headline show)

12 Aug 2014

FINCH TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM BACK TO OBLIVION ON SEPTEMBER 29TH 2014

 

* Finch playing UK shows this week *

                  

Two Guns To The Temple” will be available to download from the 18th August.

FINCH TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM BACK TO OBLIVION ON SEPTEMBER 29TH 2014

Back To Oblivion marks the return of Finch with the band’s first full length album in over nine years. The Southern California band has undeniably created a lasting, formidable body of work with their two studio albums and EPs - singer Nate Barcalow acknowledges that 2002’s What It Is To Burn all but “defined post-hardcore early in the decade”, while 2005’s Say Hello To Sunshine continued to shape its direction. The band dignified the demand for a celebration of What It Is To Burn’s 10th anniversary by reforming after a hiatus and playing select sold-out shows across the country in 2013. Inspired by the creative surge brought on by these shows, Finch rendered these contradictions moot with Back To Oblivion, their long-awaited third LP and a new, bold chapter in the band’s legacy. Back To Oblivion itself is a paradoxical idea. This is Finch reinvigorated, brimming with the inspiration of their earliest days; the opposite of the negation implied by “oblivion”. But as a songwriting unit, they’re challenging themselves by going deep into the unknown - this is by far Finch’s most introspective and demanding work from a lyrical standpoint. The album was produced by Brian Virtue (Deftones, 30 Seconds To Mars, Jane’s Addiction, Audioslave). 

This past summer, Finch returned to the Warped Tour as a respected veteran; this was once a scene where they had been the newcomer with something to prove.  Finch will play the following UK shows this week:

Wednesday 13th August               London Underworld

Thursday 14th August                   Kingston Banquet Records (Acoustic Set)

Friday 15th August                          Hevy Festival (headline set)

 

Listen To First Single “Two Guns To The Temple” here 

 

12 Aug 2014

DECADE anounce UK headline run with LIGHT YOU UP and HEY VANITY

 

AND CONFIRMED AS MAIN SUPPORT TO WE ARE THE OCEAN ON OCTOBER UK TOUR

 

DECADE anounce UK headline run with LIGHT YOU UP and HEY VANITY

Following the success of the band’s recent (and first ever) UK headline tour as well as an incredibly well received run of dates as main support to Lower Than Atlantis, DECADE have revealed yet another string of headline dates, this time taking Light You Up and Hey Vanity as supports.

In addition to this, the guys will be hitting the road with We Are The Ocean this October, with Boy Jumps Ship announced as openers.

 

Sept/Oct UK headline dates:-

September

29th  - Rafters, Maidstone

30th  -   Portland Arms, Cambridge

October

1st - The Scene, Swansea

2nd - Level 3, Swindon

3rd - Zombie Hu, Corby

4th – Brickyard, Carlisle

5th - Make A Scene Festival ,Teeside University (main stage, festival appearance)

6th - Sugarmill, Stoke

Tickets available here: www.ents24.com/uk/tour-dates/Decade

 

WATCH CURRENT VIDEO ‘COFFIN’ HERE

 

6 Aug 2014

PROTEST THE HERO RELEASE ‘MIST’ VIDEO TODAY

Protest The Hero today release the video for ‘Mist’ – a track from the band’s fourth studio album, ‘Volition’, out now via Spinefarm Records.  

PROTEST THE HERO RELEASE ‘MIST’ VIDEO TODAY

Shot in the Canadian province of Newfoundland & Labrador, ‘Mist’ is an 8½ minute mini-movie spotlighting a part of the world that contains some of the band’s most dedicated fans.  Newfoundland is not included on most tour itineraries, but repeated visits by Protest The Hero has given birth to one of the Ontario group’s most raucous fan-bases. 

 

Guitarist Luke Hoskin comments:

 

“Making this video came in two parts. Originally, the plan was to film an ‘Island Tour’. We pestered our friend / promoter Johnny to book us as many shows on the island as possible. Begrudgingly, he dug us up two additional shows to the typical BIG St. John's date. We hauled everything we could in two small minivans, and a gaggle of our wonderful NFLD friends tagged along in a couple of separate vehicles. It felt more like a carnival than a tour – our motorcade invading gas stations and rest stops along the way. It wouldn't have been the same without all those familiar faces to help us at every step. When we were done, though, it felt like something was missing...

 

“Since the original idea was to film the tour and make the 'Mist' video from all that footage, our job was done right? We were close, but we felt like we had left out the most beautiful part of the island – the island itself! So we returned. And we made sure to capture some of our favourite spots in the St. John's area. 

 

“As expected, we were welcomed with open arms, and the unbridled enthusiasm we have come to expect from this place. It was an amazing feeling to make

a video for the song about the place you love the most. It was even more amazing to fall further in love while shooting. I am constantly reminded of the friendships we have made there, and am ever thankful for the reception we have experienced. There is something truly magnetic about this place – don't go unless you plan on returning many times.”

 

‘Mist’ is the fifth official video from ‘Volition’, following lyric videos for ‘Clarity’ and ‘A Life Embossed’, plus conceptual videos for ‘Underbite’ & ‘Tilting Against Windmills’

 

PTH will continue to tour through to the end of 2014, with headline dates in the UK & Ireland already on sale for November / December; in addition, the band will be playing shows in Australia, South Africa & Europe.

 

The video for ‘Mist’ is below:-

 

6 Aug 2014

Amaranthe to release Third Album MASSIVE ADDICTIVE via Spinefarm Records on October 20th

Gothenburg, Sweden's Amaranthe, known for fusing melodic metal with elements of EDM, will release their third album MASSIVE ADDICTIVE via Spinefarm Records on October 20th

Amaranthe to release Third Album MASSIVE ADDICTIVE via Spinefarm Records on October 20th

MASSIVE ADDICTIVE is true to its title. The band's signature, larger-than-life sound, comprised of kinetic riffing, pulsating beats and celestial, melodic choruses, remains intact, but the album finds Amaranthe continuing to explore a range of dynamics and with a willingness to push themselves even further.

 

The songs that populate MASSIVE ADDICTIVE are so incredibly catchy that they will take up residency in your brain for hours after you've turned the music off, and you will find yourself humming the melodies or singing the choruses long after you've stopped listening to them. MASSIVE ADDICTIVE is that memorable and that catchy.


MASSIVE ADDICTIVE was tracked at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark, with the sound sorcerer Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Epica) at the helm.

 

The 12-song album is a flawlessly executed clinic of masterfully and carefully crafted modern metal, boasting Olof Mörck's surgically precise riffs and soaring solos alongside Morten Løwe Sørensen's rhythmic thrust and Johan Andreassen's booming low-frequency assault. Elise Ryd's vocals are as emotive and empowering as ever, filling the room, while Jake E's melodic vocals are an outpouring of power. New screamer Henrik Englund Wilhelmsson puts his stamp on the material, as well.

 

The sound is both massive and addictive, from the unforgettable, driving sounds of "Drop Dead Cynical" to the anthemic title track to the stadium-sized soar of "Digital World" to the emotionally haunting power semi-ballad "True." MASSIVE ADDICTIVE is an exercise in dynamics and is one that refuses to play by any sort of genre-specific, prescribed rules.

 

"We have lived and breathed this album every hour and every day the last year, and to know that this music is about to reach everyone's ears is beyond exciting," guitarist Mörck enthused about MASSIVE ADDICTIVE. "Following the first leg of The Nexus World Tour, we sat down and agreed that we wanted the next album to be really fresh, new and even to raise a few eyebrows, all while retaining our signature sound."

 

He continued, "MASSIVE ADDICTIVE is in every way that huge leap forward we wanted to achieve; the album definitely contains our strongest song-writing to date. The press often asks us to 'describe the album in three words'; this time, the answer is simple - it's MASSIVE, it's ADDICTIVE and, most importantly, it's AMARANTHE!"

 

MASSIVE ADDICTIVE Track-listing

 

1. "Dynamite"

2. "Drop Dead Cynical"

3. "Trinity"

4. "Massive Addictive"

5. "Digital World"

6. "True"

7. "Unreal"

8. "Over and Done"

9. "Danger Zone"

10. "Skyline"

11. "An Ordinary Abnormality"

12. "Exhale"

6 Aug 2014

AMARANTHE ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM 'MASSIVE ADDICTIVE' ON OCTOBER 21

AMARANTHE ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM 'MASSIVE ADDICTIVE' ON OCTOBER 21

(New York, NY): Gothenburg, Sweden's Amaranthe, known for fusing melodic metal with elements of EDM, will release their third album MASSIVE ADDICTIVE via Spinefarm Records on October 21.

MASSIVE ADDICTIVE is true to its title. The band's signature, larger-than-life sound, comprised of kinetic riffing, pulsating beats and celestial, melodic choruses, remains intact, but the album finds Amaranthe continuing to explore a range of dynamics and with a willingness to push themselves even further.

The songs that populate MASSIVE ADDICTIVE are so incredibly catchy that they will take up residency in your brain for hours after you've turned the music off and you will find yourself humming the melodies or singing the choruses long after you've stopped listening to them. MASSIVE ADDICTIVE is that memorably and that catchy.

MASSIVE ADDICTIVE was tracked at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark with the sound sorcerer Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Epica) at the helm.

The 12-song album is a flawlessly executed clinic of masterfully and carefully crafted European metal, boasting Olof Mörck's surgically precise riffs and soaring solos alongside Morten Løwe Sørensen's rhythmic thrust and Johan Andreassen's booming low-frequency assault. Elise Ryd's vocals are as emotive and empowering as ever, filling the room, while Jake E's melodic vocal are an outpouring of power. New screamer Henrik Englund Wilhelmsson puts his stamp on the material, as well.

The sound is both massive and addictive, from the unforgettable, driving sounds of "Drop Dead Cynical" to the anthemic title track to the stadium-sized soar of "Digital World" to the emotionally haunting power semi-ballad "True." MASSIVE ADDICTIVE is an exercise in dynamics and is one that refuses to play by any sort of genre-specific, prescribed rules.

"We have lived and breathed this album every hour and every day the last year, and to know that this music is about to reach everyone's ears is beyond exciting," guitarist Mörck enthused about MASSIVE ADDICTIVE. "Following the first leg of The Nexus World Tour, we sat down and agreed that we wanted the next album to be really fresh, new and even to raise a few eyebrows, all while retaining our signature sound."

He continued, "MASSIVE ADDICTIVE is in every way that huge leap forward we wanted to achieve and the album definitely contains our strongest song writing to date. The press often asks us to 'describe the album with three words'; this time, the answer is simple - it's MASSIVE, it's ADDICTIVE, and most importantly, it's AMARANTHE!"

MASSIVE ADDICTIVE Track Listing

1. "Dynamite"
2. "Drop Dead Cynical"
3. "Trinity"
4. "Massive Addictive"
5. "Digital World"
6. "True"
7. "Unreal"
8. "Over and Done"
9. "Danger Zone"
10. "Skyline"
11. "An Ordinary Abnormality"
12. "Exhale"

Tour Dates:

9/25   The Regency Ballroom | San Francisco, Calif.
9/26   Club Nokia | Los Angeles, Calif.                                             
9/28   Gothic Theater | Denver, Colo.                     
9/30   First Avenue |Minneapolis, Minn.                          
10/1    Vic Theater | Chicago, Ill.
10/2   Royal Oak Music Theatre | Royal Oak, Mich.                                 
10/3   The Sound Academy | Toronto                           
10/5   Metropolis | Montreal
10/7   Ram's Head Live | Baltimore, Md.                
10/9   Electric Factory | Philadelphia, Pa.                            
10/10 Terminal 5 | New York, N.Y.   
10/26 House of Blues | Houston, Texas
10/27  Parish at House of Blues | New Orleans, La.
10/29  Culture Room | Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
10/30  State Theater | St. Petersburg, Fla.
10/31   The Masquerade | Atlanta, Ga.

31 Jul 2014

ELECTRIC WIZARD ANNOUNCE UK HEADLINE SHOW FOR OCTOBER 23RD IN MANCHESTER


+ ‘TIME TO DIE’ ALBUM RELEASED SEPTEMBER 29th VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS

++ OFFICIAL ‘I AM NOTHING’ VIDEO CLIP UNLEASHED!

+++ ALBUM / BUNDLE PRE-ORDERS LIVE!

ELECTRIC WIZARD ANNOUNCE UK HEADLINE SHOW FOR OCTOBER 23RD IN MANCHESTER

Electric Wizard have announced a UK headline show for October 23rd at The Ritz in Manchester.

Tickets are available here: http://po.st/KSpIv5

A full supporting bill will be announced in due course.

The Manchester show will be preceded by the release of ‘TIME TO DIE’ on September 29th via Spinefarm Records; ‘TIME TO DIE’ is the eighth full-length offering from the masters of aural punishment, and is testament to the fact that Electric ‘fuckin’ Wizard continue to be the most uncompromisingly heavy, genuinely twisted and evil band in the world.

In addition to this, a brand new video clip for ‘I am Nothing’ has been unleashed via www.ElectricFuckinWizard.com.

EW guitarist / vocalist Jus Oborn has said of the track, which harnesses the dark underground death metal spirit of 1984:-

"It was the year I became a metal-head. It was heavy shit for real – there was no way you were ever going to get a decent job. So I became a Satanist, I dug up a grave, I got into tape-trading, I had a one-man noise/black/death metal band called Regurgitated Guts, and there were loads of documentaries on TV warning us not to listen to the devil's music..."

All official Electric Wizard pre-order bundles are now live on www.ElectricFuckinWizard.com , featuring limited numbers of vinyl, CD, T-shirt, back-patch & pin badge packages.

Electric Wizard, who have just played headline slots at a number of major European festivals, including Hellfest (France), Roskilde (Denmark) and Sonisphere (UK), have the following appearances lined up for 2014, with more shows to be added:-

Aug 16th Jabberwocky, The Excel Centre, London, UK
S
ep 12th Reverence Valada, Portugal (headline with Hawkwind)
Oct 10th Desertfest, Antwerp, Belgium
Oct 23rd The Ritz, Manchester, UK (headline show)

ELECTRIC WIZARD are here for REVENGE.....BE AFRAID.....

www.ElectricFuckinWizard.com

 

31 Jul 2014

FINCH ARE BACK!

FINCH are back! Nine years since they released their last album, the band have announced that they’ll be releasing their third studio album “Back to Oblivion” on 29th September via Spinefarm records in the UK.

FINCH ARE BACK!

Finch will be headlining HEVY festival on Friday 15 August and prior to that they’ll playing a warm up show at The Underworld on Wednesday 13th August – a show not to be missed! Additionally they’ll also be doing an instore at Banquet records in Kingston on Thursday 14th August.

Ticket links are as follows:
The Underworld
Banquet Records instore

Hailing from Temecula, California, former Drive-Thru favourites released the seminal album “What It Is To Burn” in 2002 which spawned the UK Top 40 hit “Letters To You”. Following on from that “Say Hello To Sunshine” came out in 2005 before the band went on a hiatus in early 2006. The band most recently toured the UK in 2013 for their 10 year anniversary tour of WIITB and played a sold out show at Brixton Academy!

The band comprises of Nate Barcalow (vocals), Alex Linares (guitar), Randy Strohmeyer (guitar), Daniel Wonacott (bass) and Alex Pappas (drums)

29 Jul 2014

Electric Wizard Announce 'Time To Die' Release date + Pre-orders + Video clip

‘TIME TO DIE’, THE NEW ALBUM FROM ELECTRIC WIZARD, TO BE RELEASED SEPTEMBER 29TH

+ OFFICIAL ‘I AM NOTHING’ VIDEO CLIP UNLEASHED!

++ ALBUM / BUNDLE PRE-ORDERS LIVE!

Electric Wizard Announce 'Time To Die' Release date + Pre-orders + Video clip

Electric Wizard have today revealed that their forthcoming studio album, ‘TIME TO DIE’, will be released on September 29th via Spinefarm Records; ‘TIME TO DIE’ is the eighth full-length offering from the masters of aural punishment, and is testament to the fact that Electric ‘fuckin’ Wizard continue to be the most uncompromisingly heavy, genuinely twisted and evil band in the world.

This will be their first album release since signing a worldwide deal with Spinefarm Records.

In addition to this, a brand new video clip for ‘I am Nothing’ has been unleashed via www.ElectricFuckinWizard.com.

EW guitarist / vocalist Jus Oborn has said of the track, which harnesses the dark underground death metal spirit of 1984:-

"It was the year I became a metal-head. It was heavy shit for real – there was no way you were ever going to get a decent job. So I became a Satanist, I dug up a grave, I got into tape-trading, I had a one-man noise/black/death metal band called Regurgitated Guts, and there were loads of documentaries on TV warning us not to listen to the devil's music..."

All official Electric Wizard pre-order bundles are now live on www.ElectricFuckinWizard.com, featuring limited numbers of vinyl, CD, T-shirt, back-patch & pin badge packages.

Electric Wizard, who have just played headline slots at a number of European festivals, including Hellfest (France), Roskilde (Denmark) and Sonisphere (UK), have the following appearances lined up for 2014, with more shows to be added:-

Aug 16th Jabberwocky, The Excel Centre, London, UK
Sep 12th Reverence Valada, Portugal (headline with Hawkwind)
Oct 10th Desertfest, Antwerp, Belgium

ELECTRIC WIZARD are here for REVENGE.....BE AFRAID.....

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29 Jul 2014

ELECTRIC WIZARD ANNOUNCE 'TIME TO DIE' RELEASE DATE + PRE-ORDERS + VIDEO CLIP

‘TIME TO DIE’, THE NEW ALBUM FROM ELECTRIC WIZARD, TO BE RELEASED SEPTEMBER 29TH

+ OFFICIAL ‘I AM NOTHING’ VIDEO CLIP UNLEASHED!

++ ALBUM / BUNDLE PRE-ORDERS LIVE!

ELECTRIC WIZARD ANNOUNCE 'TIME TO DIE' RELEASE DATE + PRE-ORDERS + VIDEO CLIP

Electric Wizard have today revealed that their forthcoming studio album, ‘TIME TO DIE’, will be released on September 29th via Spinefarm Records; ‘TIME TO DIE’ is the eighth full-length offering from the masters of aural punishment, and is testament to the fact that Electric ‘fucking’ Wizard continue to be the most uncompromisingly heavy, genuinely twisted and evil band in the world.

This will be their first album release since signing a worldwide deal with Spinefarm Records.

In addition to this, a brand new video clip for ‘I am Nothing’ has been unleashed via www.ElectricFuckinWizard.com.

EW guitarist / vocalist Jus Oborn has said of the track, which harnesses the dark underground death metal spirit of 1984:-

"It was the year I became a metal-head. It was heavy shit for real – there was no way you were ever going to get a decent job. So I became a Satanist, I dug up a grave, I got into tape-trading, I had a one-man noise/black/death metal band called Regurgitated Guts, and there were loads of documentaries on TV warning us not to listen to the devil's music..."

All official Electric Wizard pre-order bundles are now live on www.ElectricFuckinWizard.com, featuring limited numbers of vinyl, CD, T-shirt, back-patch & pin badge packages.

Electric Wizard, who have just played headline slots at a number of European festivals, including Hellfest (France), Roskilde (Denmark) and Sonisphere (UK), have the following appearances lined up for 2014, with more shows to be added:-

Aug 16th Jabberwocky, The Excel Centre, London, UK
Sep 12th Reverence Valada, Portugal (headline with Hawkwind)
Oct 10th Desertfest, Antwerp, Belgium

ELECTRIC WIZARD are here for REVENGE.....BE AFRAID.....

29 Jul 2014

ELECTRIC WIZARD ANNOUNCE 'TIME TO DIE' RELEASE DATE + PRE-ORDERS + VIDEO CLIP

‘TIME TO DIE’, THE NEW ALBUM FROM ELECTRIC WIZARD, TO BE RELEASED SEPTEMBER 29TH

+ OFFICIAL ‘I AM NOTHING’ VIDEO CLIP UNLEASHED!

++ ALBUM / BUNDLE PRE-ORDERS LIVE!

ELECTRIC WIZARD ANNOUNCE 'TIME TO DIE' RELEASE DATE + PRE-ORDERS + VIDEO CLIP

Electric Wizard have today revealed that their forthcoming studio album, ‘TIME TO DIE’, will be released on September 26th via Spinefarm Records; ‘TIME TO DIE’ is the eighth full-length offering from the masters of aural punishment, and is testament to the fact that Electric ‘fucking’ Wizard continue to be the most uncompromisingly heavy, genuinely twisted and evil band in the world.

This will be their first album release since signing a worldwide deal with Spinefarm Records.

In addition to this, a brand new video clip for ‘I am Nothing’ has been unleashed via www.ElectricFuckinWizard.com.

EW guitarist / vocalist Jus Oborn has said of the track, which harnesses the dark underground death metal spirit of 1984:-

"It was the year I became a metal-head. It was heavy shit for real – there was no way you were ever going to get a decent job. So I became a Satanist, I dug up a grave, I got into tape-trading, I had a one-man noise/black/death metal band called Regurgitated Guts, and there were loads of documentaries on TV warning us not to listen to the devil's music..."

All official Electric Wizard pre-order bundles are now live on www.ElectricFuckinWizard.com, featuring limited numbers of vinyl, CD, T-shirt, back-patch & pin badge packages.

Electric Wizard, who have just played headline slots at a number of European festivals, including Hellfest (France), Roskilde (Denmark) and Sonisphere (UK), have the following appearances lined up for 2014, with more shows to be added:-

Aug 16th Jabberwocky, The Excel Centre, London, UK
Sep 12th Reverence Valada, Portugal (headline with Hawkwind)
Oct 10th Desertfest, Antwerp, Belgium

ELECTRIC WIZARD are here for REVENGE.....BE AFRAID.....

28 Jul 2014

MACHINAE SUPREMACY announce new album 'phantom shadow'

Swedish modern rockers confirm release of new / sixth studio album, ‘Phantom Shadow’, for August 25th via Spinefarm Records

Produced & mixed by vocalist Robert Stjarnstrom, who helped form the band back in 2000, ‘Phantom Shadow’ is the follow-up to 2012’s ‘Rise Of A Digital Nation’ (also released via Spinefarm), and sees MS continuing to pursue their own musical path…

MACHINAE SUPREMACY announce new album 'phantom shadow'

This time around, they have delivered an altogether deeper, more intricate, multi-layered body of work; a conceptual release – complete with cellos, violins, guest vocals & spoken word passages – detailing a story (in Stjarnstrom’s head since 2003 and reflected in the album art) that is likely to continue through the next full-length release as well.

In essence, this futuristic narrative touches on man’s use of technology and the quest for greater, ‘super’ powers, and it’s a tale told with considerable flair and the usual strong grasp on choruses and melodies; UK guitarist Mike Dawes – one of the world’s finest ‘finger-style’ players – guests on the track ‘Europa’, and the 16 musical passages (including video track ‘Renegades’) come across like the soundtrack to the kind of cleverly-plotted, fast-paced movie that will keep you guessing until the very end…

As for playing these new songs live, Machinae Supremacy – who toured the UK with Children Of Bodom back in 2011 – are planning a return in October, exact dates tbc; in the meantime, ‘Phantom Shadow’ provides plenty of topics for discussion, and plenty of music to both bang and scratch the head to!

 

25 Jul 2014

THE TREATMENT ANNOUNCE SECOND LEG OF ‘RUNNING WITH THE DOGS’ UK HEADLINE TOUR SUPPORTED BY NEW SINGLE & VIDEO

Support provided by BUFFALO SUMMER + MASSIVE…

HAVING RECENTLY played to a bursting-at-the-seams tent at this year’s Download festival, part of a lengthy run taking in major European events and key supports (Alter Bridge, Aerosmith, ZZ Top, etc.), The Treatment have confirmed  a second run of UK headline dates in support of current studio album, ‘Running With The Dogs’.

Prior to this tour, the Cambridge rockers will release a new single / video; titled ‘The Outlaw’ and taken fromthe aforementioned album, this live fave has been remixed by US producer Bob Marlette (Rob Zombie, Airbourne, Black Stone Cherry, etc.), and will come with a previously unreleased bonus track.

THE TREATMENT ANNOUNCE SECOND LEG OF ‘RUNNING WITH THE DOGS’ UK HEADLINE TOUR SUPPORTED BY NEW SINGLE & VIDEO

The 15-date ‘Second Bite’ tour kicks off at the Think Tank in Newcastle on October 6th and finishes at the Audio in Brighton on October 23rd ; support on all shows will be provided by groovy rock ‘n’ rollers Buffalo Summer and Aussie party rockers Massive, making their debut appearances on UK soil.

“We're absolutely stoked to be heading out again in the UK,”  says Treatment frontman Matt Jones. “The first leg of the tour in February was so much fun that we thought we should do it all again! Opening for the likes of Aerosmith & ZZ Top has been amazing, but we’re excited to be planning a full set for the autumn – and rest assured we’ll be taking things up another gear… and there might be one or two surprises! We’re delighted that Buffalo Summer and Massive can join us, because we want each of the shows to be a full-on experience from beginning to end. A proper night of rock ‘n’ roll, no half-measures!”

For new Treatment lead guitarist, German-born Fabian Dammers, this will be the first time he has toured the UK, having made his inaugural appearance at Download 2014…

THE ‘SECOND BITE’ UK TOUR:-

OCTOBER 2014

06       Think Tank, Newcastle
07       O2 ABC 2, Glasgow      
08       Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton
09       Roadmender, Northampton
10       Rock City Basement, Nottingham         
11       Corporation, Sheffield     
12       East Village Arts Club, Liverpool
14       The Cockpit 3, Leeds
15       Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
16       Underworld, London       
17       Colchester Arts Centre, Colchester      
19       The Studio, Norwich 
20       Joiners, Southampton         
21       Cavern Club, Exeter
23       Audio, Brighton

Tickets are available at the following link: http://www.ents24.com/uk/tour-dates/the-treatment

Meanwhile, The Treatment will finish the summer season with a main-stage performance at Raismes Festival, France, on September 6th ; they have also been added to the Planet Rockstock bill for 2014; this three-day event takes place from December 5th – 7th at Park Dean Holiday Park, Trecco Bay, Porthcawl, Wales.

Running With The Dogs’, the album, is available now through Spinefarm Records at the following links:-

Amazon (deluxe): http://po.st/JbfuBZ

Amazon (standard):  http://po.st/kEc2Yu

iTunes: http://po.st/sifyei

24 Jul 2014

GODSMACK REVEAL ‘GENERATION DAY’, THE SECOND TRACK FROM NEW ALBUM ‘1000HP’

‘1000hp’ set for international release on September 1st, 2014 via Spinefarm Records…

Multi-platinum US rockers GODSMACK reveal ‘Generation Day’, the second track to be taken from forthcoming studio album ‘1000HP’, the follow-up to 2010’s ‘The Oracle’.

Listen to ‘Generation Day’ here: https://soundcloud.com/spinefarmrecords/godsmack-generation-day

1000HP’ will be released on September 1st via Spinefarm Records, and is available for pre-order at the following links:-

Amazon: http://po.st/nyKFtW

iTunes: http://po.st/D0lzsk

GODSMACK REVEAL ‘GENERATION DAY’, THE SECOND TRACK FROM NEW ALBUM ‘1000HP’

Since the release of their self-titled debut (1998), the Boston quartet – Sully Erna (lead vocals / guitar), Shannon Larkin (drums), Robbie Merrill (bass) & Tony Rombola (lead guitar) – have notched up a remarkable set of facts ‘n’ stats in the US and beyond: these include 4 Grammy nominations, 4 Platinum Awards, 20 million records sold, 3 consecutive US #1 albums, unmatched airplay records at radio, and many more…

“I think you can hear a real hunger in the sound,” says Erna. “We’re all pretty fired up at the moment, and that extends to taking our music overseas. It’s time to give some real focus to our touring activities outside of North America, and we think this new single will make our intentions clear. It’s one for the fans, and that means our fans everywhere…”

Produced & mixed by Dave Fortnam (Slipknot, Evanescence, etc.) working closely with Erna, ‘1000HP’ (the album) was recorded in Godsmack’s new HQ just 30 minutes from the heart of Boston, and the band’s calling-card weight, groove, power and spiritual tone are in evidence throughout, tempered here an’ there by more reflective moments, and – in certain cases – something of a new drift.

 

23 Jul 2014

KROKODIL HIT THE ROAD WITH MASTODON IN SUPPORT OF SPINEFARM RECORDS DEBUT

‘NACHASH’ ALBUM SET FOR RELEASE PRIOR TO UK / EUROPEAN TOUR IN NOVEMBER / DECEMBER…

KROKODIL – the new signing to Spinefarm Records, featuring members & previous members of Cry For Silence, Hexes, Gallows & SikTh – will be touring with US metal giants Mastodon on their UK / European run this November / December.

KROKODIL HIT THE ROAD WITH MASTODON IN SUPPORT OF SPINEFARM RECORDS DEBUT

This announcement comes in the wake of the Sonisphere festival (UK), which saw Mastodon taking to the main stage, and Krokodil drawing a strong crowd to the Jagermeister tent; the touring line-up is completed by US sludge-metal trio, Big Business.

Says Krokodil guitarist, Dan P. Carter:-

“We couldn't have hoped for a better first tour! Mastodon AND Big Business?! Hello! Our album will be out a couple of weeks ahead, so the timing is perfect. We're looking forward to everything about this! Get involved and get there early!”

 

Catch this awesome line-up at the following shows:-

UK & Ireland

November

19 Dublin - Academy
20 Belfast - Limelight
22 Southampton - O2 Guildhall
24 Manchester - Academy
25 Newcastle - O2 Academy
26 Glasgow - O2 Academy
28 London - O2 Brixton Academy
29 Birmingham - O2 Academy

December

1 Nottingham - Rock City
2 Bristol - Academy

EUROPE

4 Paard Van Troje - The Hague, Netherlands
5 De Mast - Torhout, Belgium
7 La Riviera - Madrid, Spain
8 Razzmatazz - Barcelona, Spain
10 Fabrique - Milan, Italy
11 Konzertfabrik 27 - Pratteln, Switzerland
12 Backstage - Munchen, Germany
13 FZW / Freizeitzen West - Dortmund, Germany

 

In addition, Krokodil have two further UK festivals lined up: Bloodstock on Friday, August 8th and Alt Fest on Saturday, August 16th.

Krokodil’s debut album, ‘Nachash’, is set for release later in the year via Spinefarm Records. Details to follow shortly.

Check out ‘Shatter’ – the first single revealed by the band – at the following link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lhmNYgA0eE

 

22 Jul 2014

CHTHONIC BREAK NEW GROUND FOR MAIN-STAGE APPEARANCE AT WACKEN FESTIVAL ON AUGUST 1st, MIXING THEIR UNIQUE BRAND OF METAL WITH A CLASSICAL ORIENTAL ORCHESTRA…

EAST ASIA’s premier Metallers, CHTHONIC, return to the Wacken Open Air festival on Friday, August 1st, and this time they’re not coming alone…

For their third appearance at Germany’s premier metal event, CHTHONIC – based in Taiwan – will celebrate their first-ever main-stage appearance (the ‘Black Stage’) by combining their exotic brand of hard rock with the Chai Found Oriental Orchestra, who perform using a variety of traditional instruments, including hena, ruan, box zither, pipa, yangqin, flute & sheng.

CHTHONIC BREAK NEW GROUND FOR MAIN-STAGE APPEARANCE AT WACKEN FESTIVAL ON AUGUST 1st, MIXING THEIR UNIQUE BRAND OF METAL WITH A CLASSICAL ORIENTAL ORCHESTRA…

The Chai Found Oriental Orchestra is an award-wining group who have appeared onstage with CHTHONIC in the past, performing four songs at a selection of concerts in Taiwan; these special events were duly recorded / filmed, and form the basis of CHTHONIC’s Ián-bú’ DVD, released in February of this year.

For the 45-minute Wacken show, however, the orchestra will be expanded from four musicians to 10, to make the overall experience that much greater – ‘Orient Metal’ meets traditional Asian musicians, with both sides delivering to the max!

“We are very much looking forward to returning to Wacken,” says CHTHONIC bassist, Doris Yeh. “It’s a legendary festival with a great history, and we see this as a very important stage in our music career. We've been using lots of traditional sounds over the past seven studio albums… this time, we will bring both an oriental orchestra plus a VJ to play the show! We hope to give fans a truly unforgettable memory!”

In addition to the Wacken appearance, CHTHONIC have a number of other major festivals lined up for the summer, including  Brutal Assault (Czech Republic) and Summer Sonic (Tokyo & Osaka, Japan); last year, the band played more than 70 concerts in Europe and the US, and previously they have appeared at Ozzfest (US), Fuji Rock & Loud Park (Japan) and Download & Bloodstock (UK).

Once their summer touring schedule is complete, CHTHONIC – who have played more than 500 concerts in the past 10 years – will return to Taiwan to start work on a new movie project (a comedy in which the band members play themselves), after which pre-production for the next studio album will kick in.

With CHTHONIC, there’s never a dull moment – and certainly never a quiet one!

16 Jul 2014

ELECTRIC WIZARD PREMIERE NEW TRACK “I AM NOTHING”

FIRST LISTEN TO MUSIC FROM FORTHCOMING ALBUM “TIME TO DIE”

Electric Wizard, who recently revealed the title and artwork for their Spinefarm Records debut album, premiere the first new music from “Time to Die” with the song "I am Nothing", streaming now via the Spinefarm Records Soundcloud…

 

ELECTRIC WIZARD PREMIERE NEW TRACK “I AM NOTHING”

EW guitarist / vocalist Jus Oborn has said of the track, which harnesses the dark underground death metal spirit of 1984:-

"It was the year I became a metal-head. It was heavy shit for real – there was no way you were ever going to get a decent job. So I became a Satanist, I dug up a grave, I got into tape-trading, I had a one-man noise/black/death metal band called Regurgitated Guts, and there were loads of documentaries on TV warning us not to listen to the devil's music..."

Produced by Oborn, the new album was recorded at Toe Rag Studios in East London, with analogue gear used exclusively throughout, with finishing touches done at Skyhammer Studio in "deepest, darkest" Cheshire by Chris Fielding

16 Jul 2014

ELECTRIC WIZARD PREMIERE NEW TRACK “I AM NOTHING”

FIRST LISTEN TO MUSIC FROM FORTHCOMING ALBUM “TIME TO DIE”

Electric Wizard, who recently revealed the title and artwork for their Spinefarm Records debut album, premiere the first new music from “Time to Die” with the song "I am Nothing", streaming now via the Spinefarm Records Soundcloud…

ELECTRIC WIZARD PREMIERE NEW TRACK “I AM NOTHING”

EW guitarist / vocalist Jus Oborn has said of the track, which harnesses the dark underground death metal spirit of 1984:-

"It was the year I became a metal-head. It was heavy shit for real – there was no way you were ever going to get a decent job. So I became a Satanist, I dug up a grave, I got into tape-trading, I had a one-man noise/black/death metal band called Regurgitated Guts, and there were loads of documentaries on TV warning us not to listen to the devil's music..."

Produced by Oborn, the new album was recorded at Toe Rag Studios in East London, with analogue gear used exclusively throughout, with finishing touches done at Skyhammer Studio in "deepest, darkest" Cheshire by Chris Fielding.

15 Jul 2014

ELECTRIC WIZARD PREMIERE NEW TRACK “I AM NOTHING”

FIRST LISTEN TO MUSIC FROM FORTHCOMING ALBUM “TIME TO DIE”

Electric Wizard, who recently revealed the title and artwork for their Spinefarm Records debut album, premiere the first new music from “Time to Die” with the song "I am Nothing", streaming now via the Spinefarm Records Soundcloud…

ELECTRIC WIZARD PREMIERE NEW TRACK “I AM NOTHING”

EW guitarist / vocalist Jus Oborn has said of the track, which harnesses the dark underground death metal spirit of 1984:-

"It was the year I became a metal-head. It was heavy shit for real – there was no way you were ever going to get a decent job. So I became a Satanist, I dug up a grave, I got into tape-trading, I had a one-man noise/black/death metal band called Regurgitated Guts, and there were loads of documentaries on TV warning us not to listen to the devil's music..."

Produced by Oborn, the new album was recorded at Toe Rag Studios in East London, with analogue gear used exclusively throughout, with finishing touches done at Skyhammer Studio in "deepest, darkest" Cheshire by Chris Fielding.

11 Jul 2014

RECKLESS LOVE UK HEADLINE TOUR ANNOUNCED FOR DECEMBER 2014…

Having just performed at the UK’s Sonisphere festival earlier this month, flamboyant Finnish rockers RECKLESS LOVE have announced a headline run of UK dates for December 2014!

RECKLESS LOVE UK HEADLINE TOUR ANNOUNCED FOR DECEMBER 2014…

RL frontman, Olli Herman, says;-

“Our recent visit to the UK was very much a case of ‘Flying Finns’ – we were there for a headline show in Bristol, plus a festival appearance at Sonisphere – it was our first time at Knebworth, and we had an amazing show! Thanks to everyone who packed out the Bohemia tent! And now… we’re delighted to announce a more extended return in December – seven (magnificent) dates that will see us pushing everything that bit further… harder, faster, louder, bigger and higher… kicks! Ha! Ha!”

"A dream became reality the moment we stepped onstage at the super legendary Knebworth Park,” continues RL guitarist, Pepe. “The atmosphere was hot and welcoming as the UK crowd showed yet again just how well they know our lyrics, singing along with each song we played! And now we are excited to be bringing our merry metal mayhem back to our dear friends in the UK. December will TRULY rock this year! See you on tour!!"

UK DEC 2014 TOUR DATES:-
04 Newcastle, O2 Academy2
05 Glasgow, Cathouse
06 Nottingham, Rock City
07 Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms
09 Manchester, Academy 3
10 Cardiff, The Globe
11 London, The Garage
Tickets are available here

Reckless Love’s third full studio album, ‘Spirit’, is available now via Spinefarm Records. A new single, complete with previously unreleased material, will be released to coincide with the UK dates.

8 Jul 2014

DECADE ANNOUNCED AS MAIN SUPPORT TO WE ARE THE OCEAN ON OCTOBER UK TOUR

+ UK TOUR DATES WITH LOWER THAN ATLANTIS KICK OFF THIS MONTH…

WATCH CURRENT VIDEO ‘COFFIN’ BELOW

DECADE ANNOUNCED AS MAIN SUPPORT TO WE ARE THE OCEAN ON OCTOBER UK TOUR

Following the success of the bands recent (and first ever) UK headline tour DECADE have been revealed as main support to yet another run of dates this year. The guys will be hitting the road with We Are The Ocean this October, with Boy Jumps Ship announced as openers.

October tour dates with We Are The Ocean (with ticket links) as follows:-

14th - Portsmouth, Wedgwood Rooms
15th - Bristol, Fleece
16th - Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
18th - Birmingham, Academy 2
19th - Manchester, Academy 3
20th - Leeds, Cockpit
21st - Edinburgh, Liquid Room
23rd - London, Scala
24th - Reading, The Bowery District

In addition to this, Decade will be joining Lower Than Atlantis on their July run of intimate shows up and down the UK as well as two headline shows, in Liverpool and Leeds.

July tour dates with Lower Than Atlantis as follows:-

14th – O2 Academy / Liverpool (headline)
15th – Tunnels / Aberdeen
16th – King Tut’s / Glasgow
17th – Cluny / Newcastle
18th – Fibbers / York
19th – Leeds / Cockpit (headline)
20th – Deaf Institute / Manchester
21st – Fruit / Hull
22nd – Rock City Basement / Nottingham
23rd – Sugarmill / Stoke
24th – Temple / Birmingham
25th – Guildhall / Gloucester
27th – Clwb Ifor Bach / Cardiff
28th – Fleece / Bristol
29th – Wedgewood Rooms / Portsmouth
30th – Epic Studio 3 / Norwich
31st – Dingwalls / London

Tickets available here

Check out Decade’s current video for ‘Coffin’, taken from debut album, ‘Good Luck’. This official live clip was filmed during the band’s recent tour with Mayday Parade in January this year, and sees the five playing to crowds all over the UK!

The band will also be appearing at a host of UK summer festivals, including 2000 Trees, Nass & Boardmasters as well as a main stage appearance at Make A Scene Festival in October.

DECADE’s debut album, ‘Good Luck’, is available now via Spinefarm Records.

Purchase ‘Good Luck’ here:
iTunes
Amazon (signed Amazon Exclusive)

decadeofficial.com
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7 Jul 2014

PROTEST THE HERO ANNOUNCE UK/EUROPEAN TOUR DATES FOR NOV/DEC 2014…

Protest The Hero will end their tour cycle for their album Volition with an UK/European tour November 14th through December 13th. This will be the band’s third tour of the UK and Europe since the release of Volition in October 2013.

Support acts on this run will be The Faceless and The Contortionist. An opening act will also be added. In August, the band will release a video for the track Mist.

PROTEST THE HERO ANNOUNCE UK/EUROPEAN TOUR DATES FOR NOV/DEC 2014…

Support acts on this run will be The Faceless and The Contortionist. An opening act will also be added. In August, the band will release a video for the track Mist.

Dates for the fall tour are:
14.11.14- Leipzig, Germany- Conne Island
15.11.14- Pilsen, Czech Rep- Pod Lampou
16.11.14- Berlin, Germany- Lido
17.11.14- Off
18.11.14- Oslo, Norway- John Dee/ Rockefeller
19.11.14- Gothenburg, Sweden- Sticky Fingers
20.11.14- Aarhus, Denmark- Voxhall
21.11.14- Enschede, Holland- Atak
22.11.14- Koln, Germany- Essigfabrik
23.11.14- Off
24.11.14- Antwerpen, Belgium- Trix
25.11.14- Southampton, UK- Mo Club
26.11.14- Manchester, UK- Academy 2
27.11.14- Off
28.11.14- Dublin, Ireland- Voodoo Lounge
29.11.14- Belfast, North Ireland- Limelight 2
30.11.14- Wolverhampton, UK- Wulfrun Hall
1.12.14- Edinburgh, Scotland- Studio 24
2.12.14-London, UK- Koko
3.12.14- Off
4.12.14- Paris, France-Trabendo
5.12.14- Karlsruhe, Germany-Substage
6.12.14- Milano, Italy- Live Forum
7.12.14- Rome, Italy- Traffic Club
8.12.14- Munchen, Germany- Backstage
9.12.14- Wien, Austria- Arena
10.12.14- Geneve, Switzerland – L’Usine
11.12.14- Off
12.12.14- Winterthur, Switzerland- Gaswerk Kulturzentrum
13.12.14- Lyon, France- Warmaudio

3 Jul 2014

GODSMACK announce new studio album "1000hp"

Multi-platinum US rockers move into the fast lane for sixth studio album, ‘1000hp’, set for international release via Spinefarm Records on September 1st 2014
GODSMACK announce new studio album "1000hp"

FEW BANDS have so consistently and successfully championed the cause of hard rock as Godsmack.

Since the release of their self-titled debut (1998), the Boston quartet – Sully Erna (lead vocals / guitar), Shannon Larkin (drums), Robbie Merrill (bass) & Tony Rombola (lead guitar) – have notched up a remarkable set of facts ‘n’ stats in the US and beyond: these include 4 Grammy nominations, 4 Platinum Awards, 20 million records sold, 3 consecutive US #1 albums, unmatched airplay records at radio, and many more…

Now, in 2014, The ’Smack are back with both a new single– ‘1000hp’, a #1 debut on the US iTunes Rock Chart – plus a rekindled desire to take their signature sound to the international arena, with the single a potent point of attack… Listen to the ‘1000hp’ single below.

“I think you can hear a real hunger in the sound,” says Erna. “We’re all pretty fired up at the moment, and that extends to taking our music overseas. It’s time to give some real focus to our touring activities outside of North America, and we think this new single will make our intentions clear. It’s one for the fans, and that means our fans everywhere…”

Taken from the forthcoming album of the same name, the follow-up to 2010’s ‘The Oracle’ (one of the aforementioned chart-toppers), ‘1000hp’ sees Godsmack in fifth gear right from the start – a raw, thrashy, punked-up call-to-arms that documents the band’s journey from the Boston clubs, promoting a debut album recorded over a weekend for $2600, to the arenas of the world.

That first outing was subsequently picked up by Republic Records/Universal and has now sold in excess of 5 million copies, but it’s the backs-to-the-wall struggle of the early days that Godsmack sought to tap into for ‘1000hp’, single and album alike…

“Yeah, we made a conscious decision to go back to the streets of Boston for this one,” reflects Erna. “It doesn’t just capture the spirit of the city. It’s GODSMACK!”

“It’s a kick-ass rock tune from what I feel is our most kickass record!” says Larkin about the single, which leads off the album. “There’s a punk edge and a different energy.”

Produced & mixed by Dave Fortnam (Slipknot, Evanescene, etc.) working closely with Erna, ‘1000hp’ (the album) was recorded in Godsmack’s new HQ just 30 minutes from the heart of Boston, and the band’s calling-card weight, groove, power and spiritual tone are in evidence throughout, tempered here an’ there by more reflective moments, and – in certain cases – something of a new drift.

But it’s ‘1000hp’, the single, that sets the tone for the record (10 tracks, plus bonus cut ‘Life Is Good’), with its “bad ass” ’65 Chevelle engine bursts and “turn that sh*t up louder!” refrain, and it must surely feature in the live set when the band hit the road for the US ‘Uproar Festival’ tour this August.

In the past, the four have appeared at a host of major events (Ozzfest, Mayhem, etc.), and toured alongside some of rock’s foremost legends, the likes of Black Sabbath and Metallica; now it’s time for Godsmack to build their story on a truly global scale, with European dates already being discussed.

“We’ve had some great experiences playing overseas in the past,” concludes Erna, “and we can’t wait to return to the roads of Europe and beyond. The new single looks back to our earliest days as a band, when we were starting to build a following, so our history is all about growing the Godsmack name through hard work and hard touring. We’re ready to show everyone what Godsmack stands for!”

In the meantime, “turn that sh*t up louder!” seems as good advice as any.

www.godsmack.com
www.facebook.com/Godsmack
twitter.com/godsmack_music

2 Jul 2014

ELECTRIC WIZARD UNVEIL ‘TIME TO DIE’ AS TITLE OF FORTHCOMING STUDIO ALBUM

+ OFFICIAL ARTWORK REVEALED
ELECTRIC WIZARD UNVEIL ‘TIME TO DIE’ AS TITLE OF FORTHCOMING STUDIO ALBUM

Electric Wizard have today announced ‘TIME TO DIE’ as the title of their forthcoming studio album; ‘TIME TO DIE’ is the eighth full-length offering from the masters of aural punishment, and is testament to the fact that Electric ‘fucking’ Wizard continue to be the most uncompromisingly heavy, genuinely twisted and evil band in the world.

This will be their first album release since signing a worldwide deal with Spinefarm Records.

Says EW founding member, Jus Oborn:-

“All of our albums in the past have had a theme – revenge, drugs, black magick – and the theme of this one is death. Of course, death to us really means rebirth, so this album is a manifestation of a very primal occult belief in the final sacrifice. We have gone full circle – it was inevitable, but we had to do it. We had to kill the band so we could be reborn. It was the only way to ensure we could come back even stronger.”

The artwork, once again created by Oborn, is an extension of the theme; this is further solidified by the LP gatefold image, to be revealed at a later date.

Electric Wizard, who have just played at Hellfest in France, have the following festival appearances lined up for 2014, with more shows to be added:-

July 3rd Roskilde Festival, Roskilde, Denmark (Arena Stage)
July 4th Sonisphere, Knebworth Park, UK (stage headline)
Aug 16th Jabberwocky, The Excel Centre, London, UK
Sep 12th Reverence Valada, Portugal (headline with Hawkwind)
Oct 10th – 12th Desertfest, Antwerp, Belgium

ELECTRIC WIZARD are here for REVENGE.....BE AFRAID.....

26 Jun 2014

KOBRA AND THE LOTUS reveal brand new video for 'SOLDIER'

NEW ALBUM ‘HIGH PRIESTESS’ NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS

CONFIRMED AS SUPPORT FOR KISS/DEF LEPPARD ON KISS’
40TH ANNIVERSARY US TOUR THIS SUMMER

Video below!

KOBRA AND THE LOTUS reveal brand new video for 'SOLDIER'

Explosive hard rockers Kobra And The Lotus have revealed a warsome (get it?!) official video for ‘Soldier’ – the second track to be revealed from their forthcoming studio album, HIGH PRIESTESS; the video for ‘Soldier’ can be viewed below

In addition, KATL have been confirmed as support for legendary bands KISS and Def Leppard this summer on KISS’ massive 40 Anniversary North American tour. The band takes to the road in support of their new album, HIGH PRIESTESS, due out in the UK on September 29th via Spinefarm Records, and available to pre-order now.

Produced by the Grammy-nominated Johnny K (Megadeth, Disturbed, Three Doors Down), HIGH PRIESTESS delivers a blend of fiery vocals (courtesy of lead singer, Kobra Paige), heavy riff-laden melodies and ferocious musicianship.

Pre-order HIGH PRIESTESS at the following links:-

iTunes
Amazon

Led by frontwoman, the classically-trained vocal powerhouse, Kobra Paige, Kobra And The Lotus have been making a name for themselves worldwide with extensive touring plus a well-received previous album (KOBRA AND THE LOTUS). The band have already played the main stage at such massive European festivals as the UK’s Download, Sonisphere (Spain), Hellfest (France), Gods Of Metal (Italy), Bloodstock (UK) and more. They have also supported the likes of Judas Priest on tour.

Of Kobra And The Lotus, Classic Rock Magazine avowed, “Kobra And The Lotus are a fire-breathing, heavy metal bombshell…”

www.kobraandthelotus.com

17 Jun 2014

MICHAEL MONROE accepts 'Inspiration' Award at the Metal Hammer 'Golden Gods'

MICHAEL MONROE accepts 'Inspiration' Award at the 12th annual Metal Hammer 'Golden Gods' in London on behalf of Hanoi Rocks

MICHAEL MONROE accepts 'Inspiration' Award at the Metal Hammer 'Golden Gods'

Michael Monroe, one of rock ‘n’ roll’s most iconic frontman, was presented with the coveted ‘Inspiration’ Award at Metal Hammer’s annual ‘Golden Gods’ event, held last night – June 16th – at Indigo (at the O2 Arena) in London; he accepted the Award on behalf of legendary Finnish outfit, Hanoi Rocks.

Monroe first came to fame as frontman of the ground-breaking group, renowned for their strong song-writing, flamboyant image (onstage and off), explosive live performances and punk spirit; over the years, Hanoi Rocks have come to be recognised as a huge influence on the more colourful / abandoned side of rock, with many of the genre’s biggest names citing them as a prime source of inspiration.

It was fitting that Monroe – currently leading his own band of hand-picked players – should be invited to London to collect the Award (“one of the most prestigious of the evening, only given to those whose role in our world will continue to influence for years to come”); not only is original Hanoi Rocks bassist, Sami Yaffa, still a part of Monroe’s live and recording band, but his touring set continues to feature choice moments from the revered Hanoi catalogue…

Monroe: “It’s really nice to know that, we, Hanoi Rocks continue to have a positive impact on the rock’n’roll scene of today. This award is a great honour and truly appreciated. So, on behalf of Razzle, whose great spirit still lives on, Gyp Casino, Nasty Suicide, Andy McCoy, Sami Yaffa and myself - thank you!”

Monroe is currently playing the European festival circuit with his own band, performing extensively throughout the summer. His current album, ‘Horns And Halos’, is available now via Spinefarm Records.

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3 Jun 2014

DECADE ANNOUNCED AS MAIN SUPPORT TO LOWER THAN ATLANTIS ON JULY UK TOUR + HEADLINE DATES

DECADE have been revealed as main support to Lower Than Atlantis on their July run of intimate shows up and down the UK.

The announcement was made by Radio 1 dj, Zane Lowe, and follows the success of Decade’s recent (and first ever) headline tour last month.

DECADE ANNOUNCED AS MAIN SUPPORT TO LOWER THAN ATLANTIS ON JULY UK TOUR + HEADLINE DATES

Says Alex Sears, Decade frontman;

“We're so happy to be going on tour with LTA! We've always been big fans of their music since the days of the Bretton EP and Far Q and I've always hoped that we'd one day get to tour with them. Really looking forward to (hopefully) hearing their new stuff live too. It's gonna be a sweet tour!”

Furthermore, Decade are confirmed to play two additional headline shows, in Liverpool and Leeds, between their appearances with LTA.

 

July tour dates as follows:-

14th – O2 Academy / Liverpool (headline)

15th – Tunnels / Aberdeen

16th – King Tut’s / Glasgow

17th – Cluny / Newcastle

18th – Fibbers / York 

19th – Leeds / Cockpit (headline)

20th – Deaf Institute / Manchester

21st – Fruit / Hull

22nd – Rock City Basement / Nottingham

23rd – Sugarmill / Stoke

24th – Temple / Birmingham

25th – Guildhall / Gloucester

27th – Clwb Ifor Bach /  Cardiff

28th – Fleece / Bristol

29th – Wedgewood Rooms / Portsmouth

30th – Epic Studio 3 / Norwich

31st – Dingwalls / London

  

Tickets available now: http://www.ents24.com/uk/tour-dates/lower-than-atlantis

  

Check out Decade’s current video for ‘Coffin’, taken from debut album, ‘Good Luck’. This official live clip was filmed during the band’s recent tour with Mayday Parade in January this year, and sees the five playing to crowds all over the UK!

 

WATCH ‘COFFIN’ HERE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-x9hsdxs_M

 

The band will also be appearing at a host of UK summer festivals, including 2000 Trees, Nass & Boardmasters.

  

DECADE’s debut album, ‘Good Luck’, is available now via Spinefarm Records.

 

Purchase ‘Good Luck’ here:

iTunes: http://po.st/sq0iVj

Amazon (signed Amazon Exclusive):  http://po.st/6JPhIi

28 May 2014

THE TREATMENT REVEAL NEW SINGLE/VIDEO + NEW SHOWS

New single 'Running With The Dogs' unleashed and headline shows in Belfast + Dublin, plus major UK & European festival appearances this summer announced

The Treatment have revealed an official video for ‘Running With The Dogs’ – the band’s forthcoming digital single; set for release on June 9th, the single also includes three bonus acoustic tracks, previously unreleased. Check out the video here: http://www.vevo.com/watch/the-treatment/running-with-the-dogs/GBUV71400419

 

THE TREATMENT REVEAL NEW SINGLE/VIDEO + NEW SHOWS

The clip in question was filmed by SikTh frontman MikeeGoodman during the band’s last bout of on-the-road activity, which saw them guesting with Airbourne as well as playing headline shows.

In addition to this,a major run of dates for June has been confirmed, including headline shows in the UK, Ireland & France, plus festival appearances across the European mainland.

The headline dates see the Cambridge band returning to Belfast & Dublin on June 17/18th respectively, followed by an outing in France (Paris, June 28th), whilst the festivals include Rock Am Ring / Rock Im Park (Germany), Download (UK, for the second time), Rock The Ring (Switzerland) and Graspop (Belgium).

 The full list of dates is as follows:-

Jun 05 - 08          Rock Am Ring – Nurburgring, Eifel, Germany (date tbc)

Jun 06 - 09           Rock Im Park – Nurnberg, Zeppelinfeld, Germany (date tbc)

Jun 10            Posthof, Linz, Austria – w/Alter Bridge                 

Jun 11            Petofi Hall, Budapest, Hungary – w/Alter Bridge               

Jun 12            Impact Festival, Łódź, Poland – w/Aerosmith

Jun 14            Stone Rock Festival, Dalfsen, Netherlands   

Jun 15            Download Festival, Castle Donington, UK

Jun 17            Limelight 2, Belfast, UK

Jun 18            Academy 2, Dublin, Ireland

Jun 22            Rock The Ring, Hinwil, Switzerland – w/ZZ Top

Jun 24            Pratteln, Switzerland – w/Buckcherry

Jun 25            Fiera Milano, Italy - w/Aerosmith, Alter Bridge 

Jun 27            GraspopFestival, Dessel, Belgium – w/Avenged Sevenfold

Jun 28            Bus Palladium, Paris, France

Sept 6            Raismes Festival, France

 

“It’s definitely going to be a busy and exciting June for The Treatment,” says frontman Matt Jones. “It’s great that we’re returning to Download – our first time there was in 2012, and of course we’re all very aware of the incredible history of the event. The Irish headline dates are going to be a lot of fun too, and of course the German festivals are massive affairs! We’ve already shared stages with true rock legends like Kiss & Motley Crue, and now we can add other names to that list – the likes of Aerosmith & ZZ Top. Yep, good times ahead!”

Tickets for Download 2014 are available here: www.downloadfestival.co.uk/tickets

Running With The Dogs’, the album, is available now through Spinefarm Records at the following links:-

Amazon (deluxe): http://po.st/JbfuBZ

Amazon (standard):  http://po.st/kEc2Yu

iTunes: http://po.st/sifyei

 

The Treatment on Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheTreatmentOfficial

The Treatment on Twitter: www.twitter.com/TheTreatmentUK

27 May 2014

The Cadillac Three announce one-off headline show

Wild-eyed Nashville rockers announce one-off headline show at The Lexington, London, for July 7th

The Cadillac Three – the three-piece band, born an’ raised in Nashville, who have been described as “blending distorted lap-steel with Pantera riffs and outlaw song-writing” – have confirmed an intimate one-off headline show at The Lexington, London, on July 7th, following their scheduled appearance at the Sonisphere festival (UK).

The Cadillac Three announce one-off headline show

Tickets are available here: http://www.kililive.com/artists/the-cadillac-three

The band have recently been in the studio recording a full-blooded cover of Mötley Crüe’s ‘Live Wire’ for the forthcoming ‘Nashville Outlaws’ album – a tribute to Mötley Crüe involving TC3’s US Big Machine label, plus The Crüe camp itself.

In addition, TC3 are confirmed to play Planet Rockstock ’14; this three-day festival takes place from December 5 - 7 at Park Dean Holiday Park, Trecco Bay, Porthcawl, Wales.

Says TC3 vocalist/guitarist Jaren Johnston: “We can't wait to get back across the pond! The first two trips were some of the best times of our lives. We look forward to playing Planet Rockstock, as well as Sonisphere and our upcoming headline tour. Hide your women and your cold beer... The Cadillac Three are coming back to the UK!”

 

Tickets for Planet Rockstock are available here: www.planetrock.com/events/planet-rock-live/planet-rockstock-2014

 

Meanwhile, TC3 have re-issued their debut album, ‘Tennessee Mojo’, via Spinefarm Records.

This new 14-song version comes complete with two bonus tracks (including ‘The South’, performed on US TV show ‘Nashville’) and extra packaging; a new double A-side single from the album, ‘White Lightning’ / ‘Back It Up’, will be released to coincide with the Sonisphere appearance (July 6th).

Other dates to be announced soon. 

15 May 2014

THE CADILLAC THREE: Planet Rockstock + Debut Album Reissue

Wild-eyed Nashville rockers announced to play this year’s Planet Rockstock + Debut album, ‘TENNESSEE MOJO’, now re-issued via Spinefarm Records with bonus material & extra packaging

The Cadillac Three – the three-piece band, born an’ raised in Nashville, who have been described as “blending distorted lap-steel with Pantera riffs and outlaw song-writing” – are confirmed to play Planet Rockstock ’14; this three-day festival takes place from December 5 - 7 at Park Dean Holiday Park, Trecco Bay, Porthcawl, Wales.

THE CADILLAC THREE: Planet Rockstock + Debut Album Reissue

Says TC3 vocalist/guitarist Jaren Johnston: “We can't wait to get back across the pond! The first two trips were some of the best times of our lives. We look forward to playing Planet Rockstock, as well as Sonisphere and our upcoming headline tour. Hide your women and your cold beer... The Cadillac Three are coming back to the UK!

Tickets for Planet Rockstock are available here: www.planetrock.com/events/planet-rock-live/planet-rockstock-2014

In addition to this, TC3 have re-issued their debut album, ‘Tennessee Mojo’, via Spinefarm Records.

 This new 14-song version comes complete with two bonus tracks (including ‘The South’, recently performed on US TV show ‘Nashville’) and extra packaging; a new double A-side single from the album, ‘White Lightning’ / ‘Back It Up’, will be released to coincide with the band’s confirmed appearance at this year’s Sonisphere festival (July 6th).

 

Other dates to be announced soon.

 

For more information on THE CADILLAC THREE please contact Lailah O’Donnell:

Lailah.odonnell@umusic.com / 0207 550 7516

 

 

 

13 May 2014

DECADE reveal live video for 'Coffin' + UK Tour

FILMED during their recent tour with Mayday Parade back in January this year, this official live video captures the band playing to crowds up and down the UK!
DECADE reveal live video for 'Coffin' + UK Tour

WATCH ‘COFFIN’ HERE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-x9hsdxs_M

Since this run of dates, the band have announced that they will play their own (and first ever) run of headline shows, taking along Irish Alt-Rockers Only Rivals and punk quartet Brawlers as support.

Proceedings kick offwith a hometown show at MolesBath, on May 17th .

Comments Alex SearsDECADE frontman:-

“We're especially excited about this tour, as we'll be playing the entirety of ‘Good Luck’ live for the first time, as well as a few oldies. Joe reckons he's going to stage dive at every show too, so that alone is worth coming down to see...”

Saturday 17th May – The Nest, Bath

Sunday 18th May – Barfly, London

Monday 19th May – Epic Studios 3, Norwich

Tuesday 20th May – King Tuts, Glasgow

Wednesday 21st May – O2 Academy2, Newcastle

Thursday 22nd May – Sound Control, Manchester 

 

Tickets available now: http://po.st/JkxU4J

 

The band will also be appearing at a whole host of UK summer festivals including 2000 Trees, Nass, Boardmasters and all five dates of Slam Dunk’s UK run.

 

DECADE’s debut album, ‘Good Luck’ is available now via Spinefarm Records.

 

Purchase ‘Good Luck’ here:

iTunes: http://po.st/sq0iVj

Amazon (signed Amazon Exclusive):  http://po.st/6JPhIi

 

www.decadeofficial.com

www.twitter.com/decadeofficial 

www.facebook.com/decadeofficial

 

Contact Lailah O’Donnell for further info - Lailah.odonnell@umusic.com / 0207 550 7516

8 May 2014

BROTHER FIRETRIBE MAKE THEIR BRAND NEW ALBUM ‘DIAMOND IN THE FIREPIT’ AVAILABLE TO STREAM IN CELEBRATION OF ITS OFFICIAL RELEASE VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS

BROTHER FIRETRIBE – the melodic rock maestros from Finland featuring Nightwish guitarist Emppu Vuorinen – have made their third studio album, ‘Diamond In The Firepit’; available to stream via the official Spinefarm Records Soundcloud page.

Listen to ‘Diamond In The Firepit’  in full here: https://soundcloud.com/spinefarmrecords/sets/brother-firetribe-diamond-in-the-firepit/s-BoS2a

BROTHER FIRETRIBE MAKE THEIR BRAND NEW ALBUM ‘DIAMOND IN THE FIREPIT’ AVAILABLE TO STREAM IN CELEBRATION OF ITS OFFICIAL RELEASE VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS

Diamond In The Firepit’ is the band’s first full-length release since ‘Heart Full Of Fire’ (2008), a gold record in their native Finland; the BFT catalogue is completed by debut album, ‘Breakout’ (2006), plus the ‘Live At Apollo’ DVD (2010).

Diamond in the Firepit Track Listing:

01. Intro

02. Love's Not Enough

03. Far Away from Love

04. For Better or for Worse

05. Desperately

06. Edge Of Forever

07. Hanging by a Thread

08. Trail of Tears

09. Winner Takes It All

10. Tired of Dreaming

11. Reality Bites

12. Close To the Bone

Links to buy:

iTunes -  http://po.st/LuFKoK 

Amazon CD - http://po.st/jkagbf

Amazon Vinyl - http://po.st/EsUWA4

On the live front, BFT will be bringing their ‘freeway anthems’ to British shores for the first time this year, having confirmed an appearance at ‘Firefest’ (Rock City, Nottingham) on October 26th. UK headline dates are also in discussion.

For More Info Visit:

https://www.facebook.com/brotherfiretribeofficial

http://spinefarmrecords.com/fin/

1 May 2014

SEETHER SET TO DELIVER ISOLATE AND MEDICATE ON JUNE 30th, 2014

Rock Radio Champs Premiere First Single “Words As Weapons” Here

SEETHER SET TO DELIVER ISOLATE AND MEDICATE  ON JUNE 30th, 2014

Multi-platinum alternative rock trio Seether will release their highly anticipated, sixth studio album Isolate And Medicate on June 30th, 2014 via The Bicycle Music Company/Concord Music Group / Spinefarm Records. The band has again teamed with ace producer Brendan O’Brien (Springsteen, Pearl Jam) to deliver the most poignant, passionate, and powerful record of their career. Having racked up seventeen Top 5 multi-format hits including eleven #1 singles, Seether, Billboard’s 2011 Active Rock Artist of the Year, is gearing up for another long, prolific run on the nation’s airwaves. The album’s ferocious first single “Words As Weapons” premieres today and is available for free download on the band’s website.

Coming off 2011’s highly successful Holding Onto Strings Better Left to Fray (and it’s #2 Billboard chart debut) the band felt unusually restless. Long considered one of alternative rock’s most formidable units, Seether knew it was time for a change. In order to limit the distractions, front man Shaun Morgan began construction on a musical refuge in his New Hampshire home. “I actually built a room that I could write in,” he recalls. “I personally pulled out the carpet, put in wood flooring, decorated, and painted. After getting off the road, it was a process of preparation to get the environment just right. I made a place that I felt comfortable and creative in. I was able to be safe and isolated, concentrating on writing music instead of dealing with the distractions that come with daily life.”

Morgan emerged with a collection of fleshed-out ideas that the musicians honed during rehearsals together in drummer John Humphrey’s native Oklahoma. By the time they assembled with O’Brien to record the album at Hollywood’s Henson Studios in January 2014, their vision and determination had clearly come into focus. Isolate And Medicate was tracked in just sixteen days.

Since their formation in 1999, Seether (Shaun Morgan - Vocals/Guitar, Dale Stewart - Bass/Vocals, and John Humphrey - Drums) has become one of the most successful bands in the world. The hard-rocking trio, originally from Pretoria, South Africa, has released seven albums, two of which that have gone Platinum and two more that are certified Gold. In addition, their live concert DVD has sold over 500,000 units bringing Seether’s worldwide sales to 4.5 million. The consistent hit makers have enjoyed massive support at rock radio with singles sales topping seven million, a level of success few artists working today can match. Meanwhile, the relentlessly hardworking outfit averages 120 performances a year, crisscrossing the globe, emerging into headlining mainstays and featured performers on many of the world's biggest rock festivals.

As they get ready for the release of Isolate And Medicate, Seether are currently on the road for a string of headlining and festival dates including their own upcoming Rise Above Fest featuring Avenged Sevenfold, Hellyeah, Black Stone Cherry, and others. The second show in this now annual event takes place at Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor, ME on Saturday, May 10th and benefits SAVE (Suicide Awareness Voices of Education), one of the leading national not-for-profit organizations dedicated to raising awareness and educating the public in order to SAVE lives.

Isolate And Medicate track list:

1. See You At The Bottom
2. Same Damn Life
3. Words As Weapons
4. My Disaster
5. Crash
6. Suffer It All
7. Watch Me Drown
8. Nobody Praying For Me
9. Keep The Dogs At Bay
10. Save Today

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Seether – European Dates

07.06.2014 Transylvania (RO) Blaj Alive Festival FESTIVAL
08.06.2014 Nurburgring (DE) Rock AM Ring FESTIVAL
09.06.2014 Nuremberg (DE) Rock IM Ring FESTIVAL
10.06.2014 Dresden (DE) Beatpol 12.06.2014 Interlaken (CH) Greenfield Festival FESTIVAL
13.06.2014 Nickelsdorf (AT) Novarock Festival FESTIVAL
15.06.2014 Donnington (GB) Download Festival FESTIVAL 17.06.2014 Vaureal (FR) Le Forum 18.06.2014 Strasbourg (FR) La Laitere 19.06.2014 Cisano Bergamasco (IT) Senza Far Rumore Festival FESTIVAL 22.06.2014 Clisson (FR) Hellfest FESTIVAL
24.06.2014 Haarlem (NL) Patronaat 25.06.2014 Hannover (DE) Musikzentrum
27.06.2014 Dessel (BE) Graspop Festival FESTIVAL

28 Apr 2014

The first official Finntroll live album out in June

Natten med de levande Finntroll - June 13th
The first official Finntroll live album out in June

A tireless touring act, the unquenchably thirsty trolls have wreaked damage on stages big and small in all the corners of the Earth. Yet until now there has never been an official Finntroll live recording available anywhere. Finally, Friday the 13th of June 2014 will witness the uncaging of the live album “Natten Med De Levande Finntroll” (Night with the living Finntroll), the exhibit of what a cadre of alcohol-fueled trolls can do when leashed upon a live audience.

This is Finntroll in full flight as witnessed on stage at Amsterdam's Melkweg venue on September 20th, 2008; violently energetic, blatantly in your face, stark-barking-mad and fun as a barrel of monkeys!

The total running time for “Natten Med De Levande Finntroll” is 78.57 and the tracklisting goes like this:
1. Kitteldags
2. Slaget Vid Blodsälv
3. Blodnatt
4. Nedgång
5. Nattfödd
6. Ursvamp
7. Eliytres
8. Aldhissla
9. Jaktens Tid
10. Rivfader
11. Korpens Saga
12. Trollhammaren
13. Fiskarens Fiende
14. Svartberg
15. Försvinn Du Som Lyser
16. Midnattens Widunder
17. En Mäktig Här
18. Det Iskalla Trollblodet
19. Segersång

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17 Apr 2014

ELECTRIC WIZARD FORGE WORLDWIDE ALLIANCE WITH SPINEFARM RECORDS

ELECTRIC WIZARD FORGE WORLDWIDE ALLIANCE WITH SPINEFARM RECORDS

NEW LP SET FOR RELEASE VIA SPINEFARM, IN LEAGUE WITH THE BAND'S 'WITCHFINDER RECORDS' IMPRINT

ELECTRIC WIZARD FORGE WORLDWIDE ALLIANCE WITH SPINEFARM RECORDS

Visually intoxicating, uncompromisingly heavy and revered for making music and lifestyle one, Electric Wizard have completed work on their new studio album, title to be confirmed; the album will be the band's first release through Spinefarm Records.

Formed by vocalist / guitarist Jus Oborn in 1993, Electric Wizard (based in the UK's South-West) have thus far released seven studio albums – an increasingly influential body of work recorded on vintage analogue gear with as little technology as possible intruding on the signal ("Protools is for pussies!").

Result: some of the heaviest, dirtiest, most evil-sounding audio ever put to tape, and more importantly to vinyl, with both 'Come My Fanatics.' (1997) and 'Dopethrone' (2000) being lauded as landmark releases.

A cultural as well as a musical force, Electric Wizard have left an indelible mark on a host of different genres, the likes of doom, stoner and sludge; at heart, however, they stand as an iconic British metal band, cast in the great tradition, with lyrics and artwork reflecting the hypnotic weight of the music, and subject to the same intelligence and detail.

Wreathed in occult ritual and drug-culture references, with classic '70s horror an inspirational seam, Electric Wizard are poised to turn a page; there's the new deal with Spinefarm Records, plus - after a nine-year hiatus - the return of Mark Greening (the drummer on 'Dopethrone'), who completes the line-up of Oborn, US guitarist Liz Buckingham, a key member since 2003, and new bassist Clayton Burgess (Satan's Satyrs).

Fuelled by strong emotion and the harder sounds of late-'60s Detroit, the remodelled line-up - isolated by choice, giant stacks glowing red - set about crafting an eighth studio album to both rival and exceed the milestone recordings of the past, with Buckingham keeping things suitably monolithic and the band generally looking back to some of their earliest influences.

Toerag Studios in London was once again charged with capturing 'The Sound', and (encouragingly) words like "raw", "hateful" and "sickeningly heavy" are being traded.

Says Oborn: "Our master plan is this. Real metal!! We stand for rebellion, we are with the kids; we fight, puke, smoke weed, etc… Electric Wizard is an entity, with its own history, its own symbols, its own iconography, and with this new album, we wanted to return to basic values. It’s primitive. We needed to claw it back down to the evil core – sex, drugs, violence, revolution… to go back to being a band that hung out and jammed hard. No teaching songs, just feeling them out. If you jam enough and you are on the same level – artistically, musically, whatever, you gotta be committed – then good music will happen. I totally believe that…”

Electric Wizard will make the following festival appearances in 2014, with more shows to be added:-

May 2nd Temples Festival, Bristol, UK (headline)
June 20th Hellfest, Clisson, France (Valley Stage headline)
July 3rd Roskilde Festival, Roskilde, Denmark (Arena Stage)
July 4th Sonisphere, Knebworth Park, UK (stage headline)
August 16th Jabberwocky, The Excel Centre, London, UK
September 12th Reverence Valada, Portugal (headline with Hawkwind)

ELECTRIC WIZARD are: Jus Oborn - lead vocals, guitars | Liz Buckingham - guitars | Mark Greening - drums, percussion | Clayton Burgess - bass

Established in 1990, Spinefarm Records is an international rock and metal label with dedicated offices around the globe. Working with Caroline under the Universal banner, Spinefarm marries the ethos of the independent to the clout of the major, developing signature artists worldwide.

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16 Apr 2014

KROKODIL MAKE ‘SHATTER’, FROM THEIR DEBUT SPINEFARM RECORDS SINGLE, AVAILABLE TO STREAM TODAY, AHEAD OF ITS OFFICIAL RELEASE FOR ‘RECORD STORE DAY’ ON APRIL 19TH

KROKODIL – a new signing for Spinefarm Records, featuring members & previous members of Cry For Silence, Hexes, Gallows & SikTh – have today revealed their first ever track, ‘Shatter’.
KROKODIL MAKE ‘SHATTER’, FROM THEIR DEBUT SPINEFARM RECORDS SINGLE, AVAILABLE TO STREAM TODAY, AHEAD OF ITS OFFICIAL RELEASE FOR ‘RECORD STORE DAY’ ON APRIL 19TH

Taken from their double A-side 7”, ‘Shatter’ / ‘Dead Man’s Path’, and produced specifically for ‘Record Store Day’ on April 19th, this first offering of earth-rumbling, riff-heavyradness is available to stream via soundcloud at the following link: http://soundcloud.com/spinefarmrecords/krokodil-shatter-1/s-nczvy

‘Shatter’ / ‘Dead Man’s Path’ has been pressed onto blue vinyl, 500 copies, hand numbered by the band, and features exclusive artwork by Krokodil guitarist, Daniel P. Carter.

Track-listing:

A-Side: ‘Shatter’

AA-Side: ‘Dead Man’s Path’ 

“This band first came about through a drunken conversation when we were all out partying one night, a LONG time ago. Playing at Download Festival last year was the point where we realised we had to stop talking about the band and start being a band. I’m stoked people are now getting to hear what we’ve been working on and to prove that we actually exist! This will be the start of something pretty special… ‡”Dan P.Carter. 

In terms of on-the-road activity, Krokodil have UK festival appearances lined up throughout the summer, including Sonisphere, Bloodstock & Alt Fest.

The band is currently in the studio, finishing their debut album, which will be released via the Spinefarm label later this year.

9 Apr 2014

RECKLESS LOVE RELEASE SPLIT EP WITH SPINEFARM LABEL-MATES, THE TREATMENT, IN CELEBRATION OF RECORD STORE DAY 2014, APRIL 19th

RECKLESS LOVE ALSO CONFIRMED TO PLAY SONISPHERE FESTIVAL, JULY 5th + SPECIAL ‘WARM UP’ SHOW IN BRISTOL
RECKLESS LOVE RELEASE SPLIT EP WITH SPINEFARM LABEL-MATES, THE TREATMENT, IN CELEBRATION OF RECORD STORE DAY 2014, APRIL 19th

RECKLESS LOVE, the flamboyant Finnish rockers who burst spectacularly onto the UK scene in 2010, have joined forces with hard-charging home-grown rock ‘n’ rollers, The Treatment, to release a limited 4-track split EP, pressed onto 12” orange vinyl, via Spinefarm Records.

This one-off run of 500 copies – produced specifically for Record Store Day on April 19th– features previously unreleased tracks, and marks the first outing on vinyl for both acts…

Track-listing:

A-side: Reckless Love

1. ‘Die Hard’ (taken from latest studio album, ‘Spirit’)

2. ‘Angel Falling’ (previously unreleased in the UK)

 

AA-side: The Treatment

1. ‘The Outlaw’ (taken from latest studio album, ‘Running With The Dogs’)

2. ‘Way Of The World’ (More cover - previously unreleased physically)

 

This year’s Record Store Day marks the seventh annual celebration; special vinyl and CD releases, plus various promotional products, are made exclusively for the event, and sold in independent record stores up and down the UK.

In addition, Reckless Love have been announced to play Sonisphere 2014. The three-day rock and metal event will return to the grounds of Knebworth House from July 4thto July 6th, after a two-year absence. Reckless Love will take to the stage on Saturday, July 5th.

Ahead of this appearance, the band – Olli Herman (vocals), Pepe (guitar), Jalle Verne (bass) and Hessu Maxx (drums)– will play an intimate ‘warm-up’ show on July 4th at The Fleece in Bristol, marking RL’s return to the UK following their headline run last November…

 

Tickets to see Reckless Love at The Fleece, Bristol, are available here: http://www.seetickets.com/event/reckless-love-exclusive-sonisphere-warm-up-show/the-fleece/781982?aff=id1bandsin

1 Apr 2014

protest the hero win juno award for 'best metal / hard music album'

PROTEST THE HERO WIN JUNO AWARD FOR ‘BEST METAL / HARD MUSIC ALBUM’

+ ANNOUNCED TO PLAY SONISPHERE UK 2014…

protest the hero win juno award for 'best metal / hard music album'

At the 2014 Juno Awards, Canada’s premier music industry event, Protest The Hero received the Juno for ‘Best Metal / Hard Music Album of 2013’ for their current studio outing, Volition, out now via Spinefarm Records.

The band was appearing in Wilmington, North Carolina, on the second leg of their North American tour for Volition, when they received the news.

Says PTH guitarist Tim Millar: “We are very proud to be recognised by the Juno Awards for ‘Best Metal / Hard Music Album of 2013’. 2013 was a crazy year, and without all the hard work of the people who made the record come to life, and all the people who contributed to the record before hearing a single note, this album would not have been possible. We are forever in your debt.”

Guitarist Luke Hoskin adds: "We are thrilled with our recent Juno win! We had incredible company in our category, and it could have gone to anyone. We remain proud Canadians even though we are currently touring south of the border. Thanks for all the support!"

In addition to this, PTH have been announced to play Sonisphere UK 2014. The three-day rock and metal event will return to the grounds of Knebworth House from Friday, July 4 to Sunday, July 6, after a two-year absence. The UK leg of the international touring festival will help celebrate Knebworth’s 40th anniversary of staging rock concerts.

Sonisphere 2014 is one of many European festival appearances confirmed for PTH this summer, with France’s Hellfest and Germany’s With Full Force Festival already announced.

Further UK / European touring will follow in the autumn.

Volition is available here:-
Amazon - http://po.st/TKgCZA
iTunes - http://po.st/qm9ROc

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www.twitter.com/ProtestTheHero

27 Mar 2014

dynazty make brand new album 'renatus' available to stream

DYNAZTY MAKE BRAND NEW ALBUM ‘RENATUS’ AVAILABLE TO STREAM IN FULL VIA SOUNDCLOUD, A WEEK AHEAD OF IT’S OFFICIAL RELEASE ON MARCH 31ST

dynazty make brand new album 'renatus' available to stream

Watch current video/single for ‘Starlight’ here

DYNAZTY have made their brand new album ‘Renatus’ available to stream in its entirety, a week ahead of its official release on March 31st via the Spinefarm label.
Stream ‘Renatus’ in full here: https://soundcloud.com/spinefarmrecords/cross-the-line?in=spinefarmrecords/sets/dynazty-renatus

‘Renatus’ sees the Swedish rockers building on the musical direction of their previous recordings, embracing a broader vision and a bigger sound…
“After 4 years, 3 studio albums and shows on almost every continent, we took the time in 2012 to figure out what we wanted to be in the future, updating ourselves musically and sonically; and once we started to write ‘Renatus’, everything fell into place. This album is heavier and faster-paced, with big arrangements built around soaring vocal melodies.
“This is a new era for Dynazty: the first album with our new bass player and band member, Jonathan Olsson, the first to be produced by ourselves, and the first to be released on Spinefarm” – Nils Molin, Dynazty vocalist.

Having already grown to ‘household name’ status in Sweden, with most recent album (‘Sultans Of Sin’) charting Top 10 week one, and toured internationally (including a run of dates in China), the band have created a new 10-track offering that showcases the depth of both their song-writing and their ambition.

Pre-order links for ‘Renatus’ here:
Itunes: http://po.st/GPKbuF
Amazon: http://po.st/xbTKa2

More UK dates, singles & videos will follow in due course.

DYNAZTY is: Nils Molin (vox) | Love Magnusson (guitar) | George Egg (drums) | Mikael Lavér (guitar) | Jonathan Olsson (bass)

26 Mar 2014

BROTHER FIRETRIBE STREAM BRAND NEW SINGLE, ‘FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE’ FROM UPCOMING ALBUM ‘DIAMOND IN THE FIREPIT’

BROTHER FIRETRIBE STREAM BRAND NEW SINGLE, ‘FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE’ FROM UPCOMING ALBUM ‘DIAMOND IN THE FIREPIT’

BROTHER FIRETRIBE – the melodic rock maestros from Finland featuring Nightwish guitarist Emppu Vuorinen – have made their brand new single, ‘For Better Or For Worse’ available to stream via Soundcloud for a limited time. The song is taken from their third studio album, ‘Diamond In The Firepit’; this 12-track offering will be issued on May 5th in the UK, May 2nd in Finland/Europe and June 3rd in North America, all via Spinefarm Records.

GO TO STREAM HERE

‘Diamond In The Firepit’ is the band’s first full-length release since ‘Heart Full Of Fire’ (2008), a gold record in their native Finland; the BFT catalogue is completed by debut album, ‘Breakout’ (2006), plus the ‘Live At Apollo’ DVD (2010).

Singer Pekka Ansio Heino spoke about the band’s upcoming release:

“We're thrilled to be back in action after 5 years which seems like a life time! We wouldn't be THIS thrilled if the new album hadn't turned out be exactly how we wanted it to be. It's just as bold, big, polished, hooky and sticky as we pictured it. A lot of hard work was spent making it happen and now it's time for the best part of making music; taking it out and playing it live. We can't wait to meet our old friends again and hopefully make some new ones along the way. Hope you enjoy Diamond In The Firepit. Thanks for still being there and sorry for the delay, let's have some serious fun!”

Diamond in the Firepit Track Listing:
01. Intro
02. Love's Not Enough
03. Far Away from Love
04. For Better or for Worse
05. Desperately
06. Edge Of Forever
07. Hanging by a Thread
08. Trail of Tears
09. Winner Takes It All
10. Tired of Dreaming
11. Reality Bites
12. Close To the Bone

Links to buy:
iTunes - http://po.st/LuFKoK
Amazon CD - http://po.st/jkagbf
Amazon Vinyl - http://po.st/EsUWA4

On the live front, BFT will be bringing their ‘freeway anthems’ to British shores for the first time this year, having confirmed an appearance at ‘Firefest’ (Rock City, Nottingham) on October 26th. UK headline dates are also in discussion.

Line-up:
Pekka Ansio Heino - Vocals
Emppu Vuorinen - Guitar
Tomppa Nikulainen - Keys
Jason Flinck - Bass
Kalle Torniainen - Rummut

For More Info Visit:
https://www.facebook.com/brotherfiretribeofficial
http://spinefarmrecords.com/fin/

25 Mar 2014

Brother Firetribe: Diamond In The Firepit

Brother Firetribe: Diamond In The Firepit

Brother Firetribe's third studio album Diamond In The Firepit will be released May 2nd in Finland/Europe, May 3rd in The UK, June 3rd in North America and June 4th in Japan. The album will be released as CD, limited LP with red vinyl and as a download/stream. 

Tracklisting:
1. Intro

2. Love Is Not Enough
3. Far Away from Love
4. For Better or for Worse
5. Desperately
6. Edge Of Forever
7. Hanging by a Thread
8. Trail of Tears
9. Winner Takes It All
10. Tired of Dreaming
11. Reality Bites
12. Close To the Bone

Preorder from Record Store Äx
Preorder from iTunes
The new single "For Better Or For Worse" also available at Spotify

Brothers Firetribe @ facebook

 

19 Mar 2014

The Cadillac Three, new EP out now + confirmed to play Sonisphere '14.

I’M SOUTHERN’ EP OUT NOW FEATURING THREE PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED ACOUSTIC TRACKS

+ CONFIRMED FOR SONISPHERE 2014

The Cadillac Three, new EP out now + confirmed to play Sonisphere '14.

The Cadillac Three – the three-piece band, born an’ raised in Nashville, whose gloriously ragged blend of blues, southern rock, country and pure metallic weight has been causing quite a stir – have released a new 4-track EP via the Spinefarm label.

‘I’m Southern’ – a song from the group’s debut album, ‘Tennessee Mojo’, also out on Spinefarm – leads the way, supported by three previously unreleased acoustic tracks, recorded during the band’s first visit to the UK in December 2013.

The track-listing for this digital EP is:-

1. I'm Southern
2. Tennessee Mojo (acoustic version)
3. The South (acoustic version)
4. I'm Southern (acoustic version)

‘I’m Southern’ is backed by a video partly filmed at the Barfly in Camden Town, North London, where TC3 played their debut UK show; since then, the band have been back over to appear with a variety of artists, including Blackberry Smoke and the Graveltones, in whose company they completed three co-headline UK shows in February / March.

At the moment, TC3 (vocalist / guitarist Jaren Johnston, bassist / slide guitarist Kelby Ray and drummer Neil Mason) are preparing to embark on a major run of US dates, but they are confirmed to return to the UK for the Sonisphere festival at Knebworth Park on July 4th - 6th, followed by further shows in the autumn.

13 Mar 2014

DECADE: VEVO REVEAL EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW PLUS ACOUSTIC SESSION WITH DECADE

DECADE: VEVO REVEAL EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW PLUS ACOUSTIC SESSION WITH DECADE

Interview: http://vevo.ly/aBS731

Acoustic performance of current single, ‘British Weather’: http://vevo.ly/ud9Alm

Catch DECADE at one of their headline UK shows on the following dates:-

Saturday 17th May – Moles, Bath
Sunday 18th May – Barfly, London
Monday 19th May – Epic Studios 3, Norwich
Tuesday 20th May – King Tuts, Glasgow
Wednesday 21st May – O2 Academy2, Newcastle
Thursday 22nd May – Sound Control, Manchester

Tickets available now: http://po.st/JkxU4J

The band will also be appearing at a whole host of UK summer festivals including Nass, Boardmasters and all five dates of Slam Dunk’s UK run.

DECADE’s debut album, ‘Good Luck’ is available now via Spinefarm Records.

Purchase ‘Good Luck’ here:
iTunes: http://po.st/sq0iVj
Amazon (signed Amazon Exclusive): http://po.st/6JPhIi

www.decadeofficial.com
www.twitter.com/decadeofficial
www.facebook.com/decadeofficial

13 Mar 2014

VON HERTZEN BROTHERS CONFIRMED TO PLAY THE GREAT ESCAPE FESTIVAL ’14

+ ‘FLOWERS AND RUST’ EP SET TO BE RELEASED ON APRIL 7TH 2014 VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS

+ UK TOUR WITH THE WiLDHEARTS KICKS OFF ON APRIL 8th ….

VON HERTZEN BROTHERS CONFIRMED TO PLAY THE GREAT ESCAPE FESTIVAL ’14

VON HERTZEN BROTHERS have been announced to play The Great Escape Festival (TGE) this summer.

TGE takes place in Brighton from May 8th – 10th, and is renowned for showcasing emerging artists from all around the world. Von Hertzen Brothers join the line-up alongside acts such as Wild Beasts, These New Puritans and Kelis.

Tickets options are available here: http://greatescape.seetickets.com/content/ticket-options

In addition to this, VHB’s recently announced UK tour with The Wildhearts will kick off on April 8th.

Says Ginger Wildheart:-

“I'm beyond excited about having Von Hertzen Brothers appear with The Wildhearts. They're one of the best bands in the world, and I'm a huge fan. They're going to make a lot of friends on this tour, I can guarantee that.”

Vocalist / guitarist Mikko Von Hertzen adds:-

“We are thrilled to return to the UK to appear with The Wildhearts and Hey! Hello! All of us feel truly honoured to get to share the stage with Ginger, Victoria and the lads. After seeing the kind of response Ginger's music has on the people at his birthday bash, even the thought of playing for a crowd of such rock lovers is making my heart race. I have no doubt the tour will be sweet and sweaty, smelly and smiley, and of course… loud as hell!”

The Wildhearts UK dates are:-

Tue 8th April Wolverhampton, Wulfrun Hall
Wed 9th April Bristol, Academy 1
Thu 10th April Manchester, Academy 1
Sat 12th April Nottingham, Rock City
Sun 13th April Newcastle, Academy 1
Mon 14th April Glasgow, ABC
Wed 16th April Cambridge, Junction
Thu 17th April London, Electric Ballroom

Tickets are available from www.ticketmaster.co.uk and all usual outlets.

In support of this tour, VHB will release a 6-track digital EP on April 7th via Spinefarm; the EP will feature a reworked version of the 2013 single, ‘Flowers And Rust’, as well as an acoustic cover of Queen’s ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’, plus acoustic / reworked versions of 4 other choice VHB tracks.

The track-listing is:-

1) Flowers And Rust (alternative version)
2) Let Thy Will Be Done (re-mastered from the 2006 album, ‘Approach’)
3) I Came For You (acoustic)
4) The River (acoustic)
5) Don’t Stop Me Now (acoustic Queen cover)
6) Flowers And Rust (acoustic)

VHB’s current full length album, ‘Nine Lives’, is available now via Spinefarm Records.

http://www.vonhertzenbrothers.com
http://www.myspace.com/vonhertzenbrothers
http://twitter.com/VHBROZ

12 Mar 2014

Brother Firetribe: New single

Brother Firetribe: New single

Here's the artwork to Brother Firetribe's single "For Better Or For Worse" from the forthcoming album "Diamond in the Firepit"! Single out: FIN/EUROPE 21.3., UK 24.3. & US 25.3. Cheers!

Firetribe Facebook

 

11 Mar 2014

BROTHER FIRETRIBE ANNOUNCE THIRD STUDIO ALBUM, ‘DIAMOND IN THE FIREPIT’, SET FOR RELEASE ON MAY 5th

+ CONFIRMED FOR ‘FIREFEST’ 2014

BROTHER FIRETRIBE ANNOUNCE THIRD STUDIO ALBUM, ‘DIAMOND IN THE FIREPIT’, SET FOR RELEASE ON MAY 5th

BROTHER FIRETRIBE – the melodic rock maestros from Finland featuring Nightwish guitarist Emppu Vuorinen – have announced the release of third studio album, ‘Diamond In The Firepit’; this 12-track offering will be issued on May 5th via Spinefarm Records.

‘Diamond In The Firepit’ is the band’s first full-length release since ‘Heart Full Of Fire’ (2008), a gold record in their native Finland; the BFT catalogue is completed by debut album, ‘Breakout’ (2006), plus the ‘Live At Apollo’ DVD (2010).

On the live front, BFT will be bringing their ‘freeway anthems’ to British shores for the first time this year, having confirmed an appearance at ‘Firefest’ (Rock City, Nottingham) on October 26th. UK headline dates are also in discussion.

With a video for new single ‘For Better Or For Worse’ now in the bag, and ‘Diamond…’ being talked about as the best BFT album to date, 2014 will be the year when these brothers in (melodic) metal make their mark across the board.

20 Feb 2014

GHOST WIN SWEDISH GRAMMIS FOR BEST HARD ROCK/METAL ALBUM…

GHOST add a Swedish Grammis for “Best Hard Rock/ Metal Album” to their list of accolades and awards for their 2013 full-length outing, INFESTISSUMAM. The ceremony took place last night in Stockholm, Sweden.

Watch 'Year Zero' Below...

GHOST WIN SWEDISH GRAMMIS FOR BEST HARD ROCK/METAL ALBUM…

INFESTISSUMAM is the band’s second studio album, produced by Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Queens Of The Stone Age, Alice in Chains) in Nashville, TN; the record debuted at #1 on the iTunes Rock Album Chart in the US, where SPIN cited it as, "one of the most anticipated heavy metal albums of 2013”.

In addition to this, Ghost have announced their involvement in Sonisphere UK 2014, joining a three-day event headlined by The Prodigy, Iron Maiden & Metallica, and running from July 4th-6th.

Ghost will continue to spread their message via rock hymns that glorify and glamorise the disgusting and the sacrilegious.

“It is an honour to be playing at the unholy ground that is Knebworth, where so many classic rock concerts have taken place throughout the years,” says A Nameless Ghoul.

More UK touring plans will be revealed shortly.

19 Feb 2014

Sparzanza: The new album 'Circle' out on March 28th

Sparzanza: The new album 'Circle' out on March 28th

The stygian Swedish hard rockers release their 7th album 'Circle' at the end of March. The overall sound of the album is the most natural sounding in their discography. The drum sound is in your face without being unnatural dry. The use of alternate tunings on the guitars has created a different sound than on the previous albums and the dark feel that was present on the”Death is Certain, Life is Not” album is more subtle this time around, “Circle” is in overall the most brutal album in the SPARZANZA catalog. It has a rawness and special edge to it that we are really happy to have achieved.

What’s inside the Circle?
It is also the most varied and dynamic album SPARZANZA have ever produced.
Not only that it contains the most brutal-and rawest-songs-and-grooves-that-will-make-heads-bang they have ever written, it also shows a different side on their songwriting skills that is different from what’s been done before. Although it still has the SPARZANZA trade mark sense of melodies. Fredrik Weileby has outdone himself with the most impressive vocal performances ever.

The first sample of the album is the single and video 'Underneath My Skin'. A song with melodies most bands would die for. The single basically has everything that you could expect from a great SPARZANZA track – just a little bit more in every aspect…. Watch the video here.

The 11 gloomy pins pricking your soul are called:
1. Bradycardia (cd only)
2. Pine Barrens
3. Underneath My Skin
4. Breathe
5. Into The Unknown
6. The Contract
7. Enemy Of My Enemy
8. As I Go Away
9. Black
10. Death Don't Spare No Lives
11. Do What Thou Wilt

Pre-order Circle.

www.sparzanza.com

19 Feb 2014

NEWSTED RELEASE SINGLE ‘AS THE CROW FLIES’…

WATCH 'AS THE CROW FLIES' BELOW...
NEWSTED RELEASE SINGLE ‘AS THE CROW FLIES’…

‘As The Crow Flies’ is taken from the debut Newsted album, ‘Heavy Metal Music’, out now on Spinefarm Records. Since parting ways with Metallica, Jason has lent his signature skills to a selection of artists, including Voivod & Ozzy, but ‘As The Crow Flies’ (complete with brand new video) is very much his own work. The groove is immense, and the vocals are his, too. Heavy Metal Music, indeed!

17 Feb 2014

Turbogeist announce new single, 'Comatose' from forthcoming album

TURNOGEIST STREAM BRAND NEW SINGLE, ‘COMATOSE’, FROM FORTHCOMING DEBUT ALBUM
+ ANNOUNCED TO SUPPORT RADKEY ON UK TOUR

Turbogeist announce new single, 'Comatose' from forthcoming album

LONDON-BASED punk rockers, Turbogeist, have confirmed ‘Comatose’ as the first single from their hotly anticipated debut album, due for release through the Spinefarm label later this year.

Stream ‘Comatose’ for a limited time here


Purchase ‘Comatose’ here


“Comatose was written in and out of various lucid dreams and starred a very naked, Aphrodite-esque Brit Marling and myself – she would lead me though all sorts of psychedelic realities… we’d talk, learn about the universe, feel, play and I never really wanted to wake up…” – Luis Felber, Turbogeist guitarist
Single artwork for ‘Comatose’ has been created by Alex Mahood – the artist responsible for designing the sleeve of Turbogeist’s ‘Alien Girl’ single.

On the live front, Turbogeist will join Radkey on their 8-date UK tour starting on Feb 24th in Birmingham and finishing at the world renowned 100 Club in London.
“Turbogeist have been busy rehearsing for this upcoming tour with Radkey and Lyger; it’s going to be so much fun! We know Lyger and are looking forward to hanging out with Radkey. I’ve heard that in the land of the free they are totally under-age for drinking and debauchery, but here in our fair English isle anything goes! Here comes the whiskey train! Stopping at Blackout Central and waking up in Orgy Lane! It’s gonna be a rage-athon!”
Dates as follows:-
February
24 Birmingham, Hare & Hounds
25 Nottingham, Rock City Basement
26 Leeds, Cockpit
28 Glasgow, King Tuts Wah Wah Hut

March

01 Newcastle, Cluny 2
03 Manchester, Night And Day
04 Bristol, Louisiana
05 London, 100 Club

Tickets are available here

Turbogeist’s 5-track EP, ‘Ancient Secrets’ is available now via Spinefarm Records.

11 Feb 2014

decade ANNOUNCE HEADLINE UK TOUR FOR MAY 2014

Watch the video for current single, ‘British Weather’, here

decade ANNOUNCE HEADLINE UK TOUR FOR MAY 2014

DECADE have announced that they will play a 6-date headline tour – their first headline run after appearing as special guests to artists such as Don Broco, Tonight Alive and most recently, Mayday Parade – starting with a hometown show at Moles, Bath, on the 17th May 2014.

Catch them at the following venues:-

Saturday 17th May – Moles, Bath
Sunday 18th May – Barfly, London
Monday 19th May – Epic Studios 3, Norwich
Tuesday 20th May – King Tuts, Glasgow
Wednesday 21st May – O2 Academy2, Newcastle
Thursday 22nd May – Sound Control, Manchester

Artist pre-sale tickets available now here
Tickets go on general sale Friday 14th May 2014.

Decades debut album, ‘Good Luck’ is available now via Spinefarm Records.
Purchase ‘Good Luck’ here:
iTunes
Amazon (signed Amazon Exclusive)

Decade will appear at festivals this summer including Radstock 2014 alongside acts such as Funeral For A Friend & Kids In Glass Houses.

31 Jan 2014

TURBOGEIST ANNOUNCED TO SUPPORT RADKEY ON UK TOUR

TURBOGEIST ANNOUNCED TO SUPPORT RADKEY ON UK TOUR

LONDON-BASED punk rockers, Turbogeist, will join Radkey on their 8-date UK tour starting on Feb 24th in Birmingham and finishing at the world renowned 100 Club in London. In the lead up to this, Turbogeist have been confirmed to play London Barfly as part of the Camden Rocks festival.
Dates as follows:-
February
18 London, Barfly (Camden Rocks)
24 Birmingham, Hare & Hounds
25 Nottingham, Rock City Basement
26 Leeds, Cockpit
28 Glasgow, King Tuts Wah Wah Hut

March

01 Newcastle, Cluny 2
03 Manchester, Night And Day
04 Bristol, Louisiana
05 London, 100 Club

Details of a new single and video for Turbogeist will be revealed shortly. A debut album from the band will be released in the autumn.

27 Jan 2014

VAMPS(JPN) ANNOUNCE UK HEADLINE SHOW

AT KOKO, LONDON, ON MARCH 28th 2014 SUPPORTED BY BRAND NEW SINGLE, ‘WORLD’S END’…
VAMPS(JPN) ANNOUNCE UK HEADLINE SHOW

VAMPS(JPN), the Japanese rock band formed by and featuring HYDE (L’Arc~en~Ciel) and K.A.Z (Oblivion Dust), will return to the UK for a one-off headline show on MARCH 28th.

This event will take place at Koko, North London, and sees VAMPS(JPN) – one of Japan’s most successful & daring rock acts – returning to the UK in the wake of their sold-out show last October at London’s Islington Academy.

Buy Tickets Here

A special VIP ticket will also be available, which allows fans to meet with the band prior to the show. These tickets will be limited to 100.

In celebration of the show, VAMPS(JPN) will release the brand new single, ‘WORLD’S END’ (English ver. of ‘AHEAD’), via Spinefarm Records; last September, the VAMPS(JPN) international debut album, 'SEX BLOOD ROCK N' ROLL', was also put out through the Spinefarm label. This collection – containing tracks such as ‘REVOLUTION II’, ‘DEVIL SIDE’ & ‘VAMPIRE DEPRESSION’– saw key songs from the band’s career re-recorded in English, allowing new fans to rock out and sing along to VAMPS(JPN)’s heart-pumping music.

Says HYDE: "This international debut album that we gave ourselves entirely to is designed to export VAMPS to the world."

Following their appearance at Koko, VAMPS(JPN) will continue to build their UK fan-base throughout 2014, hoping to return for further live activity at some point during the year.

VAMPS(JPN) Official Facebook

24 Jan 2014

New Metsatöll album "Karjajuht" out in March

New Metsatöll album "Karjajuht" out in March

On March 7th Metsatöll will release their sixth studio album “Karjajuht” (“Pack Leader”).

On the new album Metsatöll has employed a new approach towards its traditional ideas and notions of folk metal. The average pace and tardy epics of its latest studio albums are now things of the past, while new tracks are energetic, melodic and seductive. Naturally, Metsatöll’s entire park of folk instruments from zithers to bagpipes is engaged as well.
The album’s front cover is traditionally created by recognized Estonian artist Jüri Arrak. While the previous two albums of Metsatöll included the artist’s earlier creations, then this time the painting was created especially for the album “Pack Leader”.

Karjajuht will be available in Europe as of March 7, in UK as of March 9. The exact release date in USA will be announced as soon as possible.

“Life is not given to us to suffer and wail, life is given for standing upright on your own two feet! For supporting those who are weaker than you, and to accept help from those who are greater than you. For keeping your own tribe and pride! Only when “me” becomes “us” can we stand strong! Together. Shoulder to shoulder, back to back!”
Metsatöll 10227

www.metsatoll.ee

22 Jan 2014

the cadillac three announce co headline UK shows

Wild-eyed Nashville rockers announce co-headline UK shows with the Graveltones,
in addition to UK / Irish dates with Eric Church; all shows to take place late February / early March 2014… 

+ Debut album, ‘TENNESSEE MOJO’, set to be re-issued via Spinefarm Records with bonus material & extra packaging

the cadillac three announce co headline UK shows

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 confirmed two co-headline UK shows with heavy blues rock ‘n’ rollers, the Graveltones, with Welsh rockers Buffalo Summer opening the bill on both occasions.

These shows see The Cadillac Three returning to the UK following their debut appearance here at a sold-out Barfly in London last December.

The co-headline dates with the Graveltones are as follows:-

February 26 – The Temple @ The Institute, Birmingham

February 28 – The Live Rooms, Chester

Furthermore, The Cadillac Three will be main support to Eric Church on his forthcoming European tour; this run of dates takes in five shows in the UK & Ireland, including an appearance at the O2 Shepherds Bush Empire on March 2nd.

Eric Church / The Cadillac Three UK / Irish tour dates:-

February 24 – Olympia Theatre, Dublin
February 25 – Ulster Hall, Belfast
Feb 27 – O2 ABC, Glasgow
Mar 1 - The Ritz, Manchester
Mar 2 - O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London

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 complete with two bonus tracks (including ‘The South’, recently performed on US TV show ‘Nashville’) and extra packaging; a new single / video from the album, ‘I’m Southern’, will be released to coincide with the dates.

16 Jan 2014

KORN announce one-off London show

 

KORN have announced a one-off London show this coming May.

KORN announce one-off London show

The band have lined up a handful of shows in key European cities whilst on this side of the pond for an extensive 12-date visit to Russia, Belarus & Ukraine. 

 

The band's eleventh studio album, 'The Paradigm Shift' hit stores last October and picked up phenomenal reviews, following the return of co-founding guitarist, Brian 'Head' Welch' after an 8 year hiatus from the band.

 

Details for the show run as follows:

 

2nd May - LONDON - O2 Brixton Academy

 

Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 17th Jan and will be available from http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/Korn-tickets/artist/775700

 

Stay tuned. KORN's brand new video for 'Spike In My Veins' is coming soon.   Check out the boys talking about the story behind the song here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aje4TLthP7g.

7 Jan 2014

ghost confirm appearance at sonisphere 2014

FOLLOWING A YEAR IN WHICH ‘THE CLERGY’ HAVE TOPPED POLLS AND BEEN FETED WITH ACCOLADES & AWARDS WORLDWIDE…
ghost confirm appearance at sonisphere 2014

‘Year Zero’ live at Webster Hall

GHOST HAVE announced their involvement in Sonisphere 2014, joining a three-day event headlined by The Prodigy, Iron Maiden & Metallica, and running from July 4th – 6th.

Ghost will continue to spread their message via rock hymns that glorify and glamorise the disgusting and the sacrilegious.

“It is an honour to be playing at the unholy ground that is Knebworth, where so many classic rock concerts have taken place throughout the years,” says A Nameless Ghoul.

IN ADDITION to touring in the US, South America & mainland Europe, 2013 saw Ghost Special Guesting on a full UK tour with Alice In Chains (November); in tandem with this, on November 18th, the band released the five track EP, ‘If You Have Ghost’, through Spinefarm Records; produced by Dave Grohl, the record features covers from artists as diverse as Roky Erickson (‘If You Have Ghosts’) and Abba (‘I’m A Marionette’).

‘…Marionette’ also figures on the Deluxe Edition of the second and current Ghost album, ‘Infestissumam’, out via Spinefarm – a record that, as well as being well-received at time of release (April 2013), has gone on to feature prominently in international end-of-year charts and polls, lauded by fans and industry observers alike.

Highlights include…

+ Grammis (Sweden) – Grammy nomination for Infestissumam in the ‘Best Hard Rock/Metal’ category.

+ Metal Hammer Magazine (UK) – critic’s choice #5 Album Of The Year.

+ Village Voice (US) – Infestissumam Metal Album Of The Year.

+ Entertainment Weekly (US) – Metal Album Of The Year.

+ Close Up Magazine (Sweden) – Album Of The Year.

+ Loudwire (US) – Year Zero Metal Video Of The Year / Infestissumam #2 Metal Album Of The Year.

+ Bandit Rock Radio Awards (Sweden) – nominations for ‘Band Of The Year’, ‘Album Of The Year’, ‘Best Live Act’, ‘Breakthrough Of The Year’.

+ Aftonbladet (Sweden’s biggest evening newspaper) – Infestissumam voted ‘Album Of The Year’ by one of the 5 reviewers.

+ Sweden Rock Magazine - Infestissumam voted ‘Album Of The Year’.

+ Nordic Music Prize – Infestissumam nominated as Best Nordic Album Of The Year.

+ Artist Direct (US) – Infestissumam one of the Top 10 Hard Rock / Metal albums of 2013.

+ Terrorizer Magazine (UK) – #3 Best Band / #3 Best Live Band / #5 Best Album Infestissumam in readers’ poll.

AS WELL as appearing at Sonisphere UK, Ghost’s plans for 2014 include a trip to Australia for a run of ‘Big Day Out’ shows (Jan / Feb), followed by dates in Finland, Sweden, The Netherlands, Norway and Denmark, plus an additional Sonisphere event in Germany (Hamburg, June 4th).

More live appearances will be announced shortly.

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