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22 Nov 2012

Rammstein Announce Single And Video Collecton

As if the news that Rammstein are to headline Download 2013 wasn't enough to have us all shaking with excitement…

Rammstein Announce Single And Video Collecton

The German sextet have announced the release of their video collection 'Videos 1995 – 2012' via Spinefarm Records on December 17th, 2012.

The retrospective includes the band’s complete video catalog, making of for each video plus 2 unreleased videos for the song 'Mein Herz brennt'..

'Mein Herz brennt', from the 2001 album 'Mutter', comes out as a single for the video collection on December 10th, 2012. A new piano version of the song has been recorded especially for this release. The single also includes the previously unreleased track 'Gib mir Deine Augen'.

The video of 'Mein Herz brennt' – Piano Version will premiere on the Rammstein website on December 7th, 2012!

21 Nov 2012

An Interview With Kobra And The Lotus

We chatted to Kobra And The Lotus about their recent tour with Steel Panther, their upcoming dates in the UK, their connection with thier UK fans and their new single '50 Shades Of Evil'.

An Interview With Kobra And The Lotus

You can check out the tour dates here

20 Nov 2012

Killing Joke Announce Festival Headline Appearance

POST PUNK ICONS CONFIRMED FOR THE TOP SPOT AT HAMMERFEST 2013
Killing Joke Announce Festival Headline Appearance

Killing Joke will apear along side Hatebreed and Saint Vitus at Hammerfest 2013 held in North Wales.

“To have both Killing Joke and Saint Vitus join our bill is a personal career highlight for me, as I have followed Killing Joke since their inception, and they have never failed to impress” says Hammerfest talent booker Seven Webster.

More info on Killing Joke can be found here

And more info on Hammerfest can be found here

20 Nov 2012

Killing Joke Lands At #22 On Decibel Best Of 2012 List!

We want to congratulate Killing Joke to the number 22 spot on Decibel Magazine top 40 albums of the year! We are proud to have been part of putting this record out this year and we are really excited for next 2013 since we can tell you that Killing Joke will be touring the U.S in the spring of next year.

Dates and venues will be revelead soon, stay tuned!

Killing Joke Lands At #22 On Decibel Best Of 2012 List!
19 Nov 2012

Anberlin Release 'Vital' Commentary

Anberlin have released a commintarry for 'Vital'...

Anberlin Release 'Vital' Commentary

You can go here to listen to Anberlin comment on every track of their awesome new album 'Vital'

14 Nov 2012

Helloween Artwork Announcement

'Straight Out Of Hell' Artwork released in four stages

Speed’s picking up: After the spectacular 6 minute clip for the first single “Nabataea” was finished just in time for Halloween, and the track listing including the bonus tracks is public, you’re now getting the answer to the obvious question – what will the new artwork look like? Of course, HELLOWEEN have inserted a little suspense here as well, and will be revealing the cover in four parts. From today on, one part of the cover art will be posted on Facebook every day. “Straight Out Of Hell”’s front was again created by Martin Häusler, who was of course the artist of the celebrated artworks of “7 Sinners” and “Gambling With The Devil” as well. It will be worth checking in daily – the cover literally is the bomb! “Straight Out Of Hell” will be released January 21, 2013.

You can see the new artwork updates here

8 Nov 2012

Von Hertzen Brothers Announced For HRH PROG

Von Hertzen Brothers have been announced for HRH PROG Festival, alongside Hawkwind, It Bites, and Uli Jon Roth

Von Hertzen Brothers Announced For HRH PROG

Finlads outstanding Von Hertzen Brothers have been added to the bill for next years HRH PROG Festival.

Von Hertzen Brothers will join Hawkwind, It Bites and Uli Jon Roth among others on the 6th and 7th of April in Rotherams MAGNA, a spectaularly rennovated ex steel works.

You can see the full lineup here or call 08700 110034

Check out the video for 'Let Thy Will Be Done' Below

And read more on the Von Hertzen Brothers here

8 Nov 2012

Turbogeist Announce New EP

LONDON-BASED rockers, Turbogeist, will release their ‘Ancient Secrets’ EP on January 14th 2012
Turbogeist Announce New EP

Co-produced by the band & Chris Sheldon (who has previously worked with Pixies, Radiohead & Foo Fighters, amongst others), ‘Ancient Secrets’ was recorded at Livingston Studios in North London, and will be available as a digital download plus a numbered, coloured vinyl 10”.

Inspired in part by Apocalyptic times, ‘Ancient Secrets’ includes five ripping tracks, with man’s stuttering evolution at the core of the action; the featured songs include ‘Mermaid’s Revenge’ (about our ill-fated attempts to conquer nature), for which a video has just been filmed, and ‘Zero Friends’ (society's slow death by social networking).

Says guitarist / vocalist, Jimmy…

“Ancient Secrets pertains to our obsession with all things fantastical and cryptic. It's an abstract title, but these are abstract times. We didn't wanna make an oi oi punk angst record, although that’s how we started out. We wanted to make something more tongue-in-cheek, more weird. We were always turned on by a splatter gun of influences. We didn’t want to make a punk or hardcore or glam or thrash record; we didn't wanna make anything that felt sonically linear. If the EP were a drug it would probably be acid, as it could go in a few directions. It could be scary, but it could also make you laugh or cry, or make you realise that nothing is real and we are all just a collection of atoms moving very fast to no discernible end.”

Inspired by ’70’s era punk-rock and ’80s hardcore, and taking cues from The Replacements, The Damned and The Misfits, Turbogeist – Jimmy, Luis, James & Josh – are out to carve their own path, melding their influences (including a deep love of comic books) into an amalgam of twisted sci-fi laden punk rock exploding with raw aggression & attitude.

Guitarist / vocalist Luis adds...

“Being a youth in the 90's with Brit pop, Grunge, Hip hop and great rock bands emerging on the radio and music television we were spoiled for choice. Nowadays everything seems too polished. However if you look beyond the void of Mercury Awards and Coldplay b-sides there are great underground scenes/ bands emerging.”

Turbogeist will be guesting with Cancer Bats on three of their UK dates in December:-
08th – Fibbers, York
13th – Sugarmill, Stoke
18th – O2 Academy, Liverpool

You can buy tickets here

The debut Turbogeist album is already in the can and will follow in Spring 2013.

6 Nov 2012

Bloodred Hourglass - Debut Album Out Now!

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Bloodred Hourglass, formerly known as “BRHG”, is a thrash-metal band from Mikkeli, Finland. Originally formed in 2005, this group of five been reaping some nice and growing success inside metal-circles, mainly by the unforgivingly hard and consistent live performances played so far.

After a few self-released demos, which of “Deviant Grace” mainly claimed the group a lot of attention, in 2011 BRHG compeleted the recordings for the debut album called “Lifebound”, and finally in April 2012 signed a record deal with Spinefarm Records.

Bloodred Hourglass is a mixture of groove, melody, aggression and catchy choruses with basis hanging tight on thrash-metal. Straight-forward hardcore-elements together with influences from even orchestral music add up to our sound making this something completely unique.

 
5 Nov 2012

Kobra And The Lotus Release '50 Shades Of Evil'

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Kobra And The Lotus Release '50 Shades Of Evil' PLUS cover of Dio classic 'Rainbow In The Dark' and 'Calm Before The Storm', Previously unreleased studio track. Get the single here

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