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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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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/

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
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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
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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

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

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.

19 Dec 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

UK DATES 2014:-

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

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

Tickets are available here

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

19 Dec 2013

The Treatment announce New album and UK headline tour

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

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

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

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

The full list of headline shows is as follows:-

FEBRUARY 2014

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

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

4 Dec 2013

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

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

 

 Says, Matt, The Treatment frontman:-

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

 

See the video below.

 

27 Nov 2013

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

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

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

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

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

Buy tickets here

 

Watch the video below...

7 Nov 2013

Protest The Hero reveal brand new video for 'Underbite'

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

Protest The Hero reveal brand new video for 'Underbite'

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

PTH comments:

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

Below is the video for ‘Underbite’

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

01.02.14 UK Brighton @ Concorde 2
02.02.14 UK Birmingham @ O2 Academy2
04.02.14 UK Sheffield @ Corporation
05.02.14 UK Glasgow @ Classic Grand
06.02.14 UK Manchester @ Academy2
07.02.14 UK London @ The Electric Ballroom

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

You can buy 'Volition' Here:
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1 Nov 2013

Scott Stapp Set To Release New Album Next January 20th

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

Scott Stapp Set To Release New Album Next January 20th

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

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

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

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

Stapp says:

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

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

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

Proof of Life Track Listing is as follows:

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

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

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31 Oct 2013

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

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

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

According to DBA:-

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

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

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

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

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30 Oct 2013

Jettblack To Play Hometown Show On December 21st

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

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

Jettblack To Play Hometown Show On December 21st

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

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

Tickets are available from Seetickets here.

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

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18 Oct 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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