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)