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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"

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
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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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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!

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
Twitter
Facebook

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.

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2 Jul 2014

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

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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. 

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