WHISKEY MYERS’ FULL-LENGTH ALBUM EARLY MORNING SHAKES SOON TO BE AVAILABLE IN THE UK VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS IN ENHANCED, EXPANDED FORM
+ FIRST SINGLE HOME AVAILABLE AS INSTANT GRAT VIA iTUNES
++ OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR HOME
Soulful southern rockers Whiskey Myers can now reveal that their third full-length LP Early Morning Shakes – released earlier this year in the US – will be made available in the UK via Spinefarm Records on November 17th.
This upgraded 14-track version of the album comes complete with two bonus acoustic outings especially recorded for this release, plus additional packaging including a full set of lyrics; there’s even a cover of ‘Need A Little Time Off For Bad Behaviour’ by notorious country outlaw, David Allan Coe.
Hailing from the Palestine area of East Texas, Whiskey Myers sing about what they know with a refreshing directness and clarity. Loud ‘n’ proud, their songs are delivered as stories, with characters and situations that are immediately relatable. Tales of celebration, mourning, trials, triumph and genuine home-grown pride. Through the quality of these compositions, and their undeniable power in concert and on record, the band has attracted a devoted army of outspoken fans who pack venues, sing their praises online, and continue to make Whiskey Myers a growing word-of-mouth sensation.
In celebration of this long-awaited, fan-demanded release here in the UK, a new single, Home,is now available as an instant grat upon pre-ordering Early Morning Shakes via iTunes. In addition to this, a brand new music video for Home has been revealed.
iTunes link: http://po.st/kDlo3e
Video link: https://vimeo.com/77250553
Whiskey Myers are grand southern eclectics, pulling in an array of influences and seamlessly blending them. Listeners can pick up traces of everything from grunge to country to classic rock in the course of a set, united by vocalist Cody Cannon’s soulfully heartfelt singing and bassist Gary Brown and drummer Jeff Hogg’s solid, supple foundation.
The full line-up is: Cody Cannon - Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar | Cody Tate - Lead Guitar, Vocals, Rhythm Guitar | John Jeffers - Rhythm Guitar, Vocals, Lead Guitar | Gary Brown - Bass | Jeff Hogg – Drums |
Check out the video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zqPrtTutfI
+ SECOND LEG OF ‘RUNNING WITH THE DOGS’ UK HEADLINE TOUR KICKS OFF TODAY,
WITH AUSTRALIAN FESTIVAL DATES TO FOLLOW IN 2015
The Treatment today embark on the second leg of their ‘Running With The Dogs’ UK headline tour in support of the album of the same name, available now via Spinefarm Records. The band are also confirmed for the Soundwave Festival run in February / March 2015 – this will be the first time The Treatment have visited Australia.
In addition to this, the band have released a new single / video, titled ‘The Outlaw’; taken from ‘Running With The Dogs’, this live fave has been remixed by US producer Bob Marlette (Rob Zombie, Airbourne, Black Stone Cherry, etc.) and comes with a previously unreleased version of the track.
Purchase the single via iTunes here: http://po.st/tttoiT
Check out the video clip for ‘The Outlaw’ Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zqPrtTutfI
The 15-date ‘Second Bite’ UK 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 comes from groovy rock ‘n’ rollers Buffalo Summer and Aussie party rockers Massive, making their debut appearance 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 now have a full set planned for October – and rest assured, we’ll be taking things up another gear… with 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!”
THE ‘SECOND BITE’ UK TOUR:-
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 Key Club, Leeds (moved due to the closure of The Cockpit)
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 have 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
ANNOUNCED AS MAIN SUPPORT TO BLACK SPIDERS ON UK TOUR THIS DECEMBER
+ SPECIAL HALLOWEEN HEADLINE SHOW
LONDON-BASED punk rockers Turbogeist will join the UK’s very own ‘masters of the meaty riff’ Black Spiders on a 6-date UK tour. The bill is rounded off by rabble-rousing rockers Rival States, who will open proceedings.
Tour dates as follows:-
03 Dec 2014 Cavern, Exeter
04 Dec 2014 The Garage, London
05 Dec 2014 Thekla, Bristol
06 Dec 2014 Winter Rocks Fest, Sheffield
07 Dec 2014 Academy 3, Manchester
08 Dec 2014 Cathouse, Glasgow
Tickets available at www.seetickets.com
In addition to this, plans for Turbogeist to play a headline show at Dingwalls, Camden, on Hallows Eve (October 31st) have been revealed; with a full line-up of 6 bands and 3 DJs, the night is set to be a real bone-shaker!
Be prepared for chilling performances from the following acts:-
Skinny Girl Diet
Bin Juice (DJ)
Will Skillz (DJ)
Wolf Alice (DJ)
Expect ghoulish games, poisoned punch and a death-pit dance floor - COME GET MUTILATED!
Entry is £7 with a flyer or £10 without. For more info, check out the official Facebook event page here: www.facebook.com/events/376482229183648
Turbogiest's debut album, and follow up to their ‘Ancient Secrets’ EP, is expected early next year via Spinefarm Records. In the meantime. check out their latest single/video for ‘Comatose’ here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnrefVexhKc
Finch have released their new studio album, Back to Oblivion, this week via Spinefarm Records and you can now listen to a stream via this link: https://soundcloud.com/spinefarmrecords/sets/finch/s-f4f95
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).
Finch – Back to Oblivion
1. Back To Oblivion
2. Anywhere But Here
3. Further From the Few
4. Murder Me
5. Picasso Trigger
6. Play Dead
7. Two Guns To the Temple
8. The Great Divide
9. Us vs. Them
12. New Wave
+ 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.
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
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
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!).
+ TRACK-LISTING UNVEILED FOR SECOND STUDIO ALBUM, ‘TELLURIAN’, SET FOR RELEASE VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS ON NOV 3RD
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.”
02. Tabula Rasa
04. The Words
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
BAND RELEASING SCHIZOPHRENIC JUBILEE EP ON NOVEMBER 4th
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.
ALBUM TO BE RELEASED NOVEMBER 3rd VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS
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).
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 Electric, Spiders 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)
‘SILENT SO LONG’ – CD + VINYL - NOVEMBER 3rd
Formed by Rammstein’s Richard Kruspe, EMIGRATE 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 Motörhead, Korn’s Jonathan Davis, Marilyn 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 Rammstein, Kruspe could easily opt for a less pressured existence, but ‘resting on laurels’, or the German equivalent, isn’t within his immediate frame of reference…
‘TELLURIAN’, THE SECOND STUDIO ALBUM DUE FOR RELEASE 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 – 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 (Tool, SmashingPumpkins, Muse, 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.