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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...

26 Nov 2013

Amaranthe chased by mysterious men in black!

Amaranthe: Invincible single & video
Amaranthe chased by mysterious men in black!

The third single from AMARANTHE's sophomore album, 'THE NEXUS', is out now, accompanied by a video directed by Patric Ullaeus. The video was shot on location in Hollywood, Las Vegas, the Nevada desert & the Grand Canyon, amongst other locations, and it’s certainly the most ambitious AMARANTHE clip to date.

Comments guitarist Olof Mörck:
“‘INVINCIBLE' is probably my favourite AMARANTHE song so far, and it’s very exciting to see it finally becoming a single and a video! We had an absolute blast shooting it, and this time we flew in Patric Ullaeus and his crew to some kick-ass locations around the USA. People have come to expect elaborate videos from AMARANTHE, but this one certainly takes the cake!"

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE!

Track list of the digital single goes like this:
1. Invincible
2. Serepidity - acoustic version
3. Invincible - instrumental

The single is now available at the digital marketplaces and Spotify.
Physical copies will be available at future AMARANTHE shows.

20 Nov 2013

JAPAN'S VAMPS ANNOUNCE SPECIAL GUESTS FOR L.A. + NYC SHOWS

DUO TO PERFORM AT HOUSE OF BLUES + ROSELAND IN DECEMBER BAND SUPPORTING 'SEX BLOOD ROCK N' ROLL'
JAPAN'S VAMPS ANNOUNCE SPECIAL GUESTS FOR L.A. + NYC  SHOWS

(New York, NY:) VAMPS have announced the special guests for their upcoming shows in L.A. and NYC, their only U.S. appearances of 2013.

Living Dead Lights will serve as the special guest for the Los Angeles show at the iconic House of Blues on December 4, while Killcode have come aboard for the NYC show at the soon-to-be-closed Roseland on December 8.

But that's not all!

Sid from Slipknot will be the guest DJ at both the L.A. and NYC shows.

It's going to be a party on both coasts, for sure!

These VAMPS gigs are shaping up to be "can't miss" and "must see" events -- these are no mere concerts! The band, which is pretty much bigger than God in its native Japan, camping out at several-thousand seat venues for week-long residencies, has the U.S. squarely in its sights, promising a night to remember on each coast.


VAMPS plan to leave a mark.

The duo last crashed American shores over three years ago. They are back supporting Sex Blood Rock N' Roll, a collection of hard-charging, addictively catchy rock anthems available now via Spinefarm Records in the U.S. Rock bible Kerrang! awarded the record a 4-K review, warning "Don't let these VAMPS pass you by."

Like Disturbed? Avenged Sevenfold? Black Veil Brides? Stone Sour? Dig bands with a delightfully dark look? Then you will certainly love the rock that VAMPS dole out.

The band is also offering a special 2-for-1 ticket option. Fans can enter the code "VAMPS" to unlock the offer here.

15 Nov 2013

MYGRAIN PREMIERE VIDEO FOR "WAKING UP THE DAMNED"!

MYGRAIN PREMIERE VIDEO FOR "WAKING UP THE DAMNED"!

From the album 'PLANETARY BREATHING', out NOW!

13 Nov 2013

MICHAEL MONROE PREMIERE VIDEO FOR "STAINED GLASS HEART"

MICHAEL MONROE PREMIERE VIDEO FOR "STAINED GLASS HEART"

Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of a new music video by Michael Monroe.

The song, "Stained Glass Heart," is the third single from Monroe's new album, Horns and Halos (Spinefarm Records).

“I'm feeling quite excited about our new ‘Stained Glass Heart’ video,” Monroe says. “It was shot in Helsinki at an amusement park on a perfectly grey and rainy day, which made it look more like an ‘abusement park.’ The video turned out very cool and classy.”

Read the full stoyr over at GUITAR WORLD!

8 Nov 2013

MICHAEL MONROE: THIRD SINGLE/VIDEO 'STAINED GLASS HEART'

MICHAEL MONROE: THIRD SINGLE/VIDEO 'STAINED GLASS HEART'

Michael Monroe has released the new single & video, ‘Stained Glass Heart’, taken from the new studio outing, ‘Horns And Halos’, available now via Spinefarm Records. Take a tour at the amusement park Linnanmäki in Helsinki, Finland and watch the video for ‘Stained Glass Heart’ here.

“I’m feeling quite excited about our new ‘Stained Glass Heart’ video. It was shot in Helsinki at an amusement park on a perfectly grey and rainy day, which made it look more like an ‘abusement park’! It turned out very cool and classy” -Michael Monroe

On the live front, MM has revealed plans for an extensive world tour, including Japan, UK and Finland. “Now that the new album is out, we can finally play the new songs live and create a whole new set-list. That’s why I’m especially excited about the up and coming tour dates. See you all soon down the road!” -Michael Monroe

Tour dates:
15.11. Japan, Osaka-Shi, Quattro
16.11. Japan, Tokyo, Liquid Room
17.11. Japan, Tokyo, Bay Hall
27.11. UK, Newcastle, Northumbria Uni, Student’s Union
28.11. UK, York, Duchess
29.11. UK, Glasgow, Cathouse
30.11. UK, Prestatyn, Hard Rock Hell
01.12. UK, Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
02.12. UK, Bristol, Thekla
03.12. UK, Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms
04.12. UK, London, O2Academy Islington
05.12. Finland, Lahti, Finlandia-klubi
06.12. Finland, Turku, Caribia Areena
07.12. Finland, Helsinki, Kaapelitehdas

www.michaelmonroe.com
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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:
iTunes
Amazon

www.protestthehero.ca
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www.twitter.com/ProtestTheHero

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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1 Nov 2013

Estonian Metallers Metsatöll to Release Three Catalog Albums Digitally

New Single Out November 19 & Touring This Fall
Estonian Metallers Metsatöll to Release Three Catalog Albums Digitally

(New York, NY): Estonian folk-metal band Metsatöll will be releasing three albums from their catalog digitally on November 5. The band will release the new single "Lööme Mesti" ("Together") on November 19, which will appear on their upcoming album, due out in March. They will embark on a U.S. tour this fall, so there is plenty of activity in the Metsatöll universe this fall and through the end of 2013.

Albums Äio (2010), Ulg (2011) and Tuska (2012) will see digital release on November 5.  

If you're not familiar with this unique and difficult-to-classify band, which is a badge of honor and a nod to their genre-bending, flip-the-script style, here's a brief history lesson.

Their humble beginnings are as such: On February 24, 1999, three men held a meeting at the borders of the Pääsküla bog (Tallinn suburbs), in the singer and guitar player Markus’ basement, one of whom could play a little bit of guitar, another who knew how to play a little bit of drums, and a third who had come up with a sufficiently ancient-sounding name that would be just right for a heavy metal band – "Metsatöll."

The name "Metsatöll" is an ancient Estonian euphemism for wolf.

The thought soon turned into reality and over the next few days four or five songs were composed and a couple of months later, there was an entire album's worth of material

The demo album Terast mis hangunud me hinge was released in the autumn of 1999. Soon afterwards, Lauri joined the band, bringing with him a second guitar, the torupill (bagpipes), kannels, zithers and flutes.
  
Metsatöll’s current line-up was finalized in 2004, when drummer Atso took up the place behind the kit. That same year, the band crushed all previous sales records for an Estonian metal artist and won Metsatöll the Best Metal Act 2005 award at the Estonian Music Awards ceremony. They have won the award five times in a row.

Metsatöll have toured the U.S. three times prior.

If you've not heard of the band yet, well, now is your chance to expand your sonic palette, as three albums are being issued digitally and they will be touring North American shores through mid-December. 

TOUR DATES:
Finntroll, Blackguard and Metsatoll 

11/4/2013 -- West Springfield , VA -- Empire
11/5/2013 -- New York City, NY -- Stage 48
11/6/2013 -- Montreal QC -- Club Soda
11/7/2013 -- Quebec City -- Imperial de Quebec
11/8/2013 -- Ottawa, ON -- Mavericks
11/9/2013 -- Worcester, MA -- The Palladium
11/10/2013 -- Pittsburgh, PA -- Altar Bar
11/11/2013 -- Cleveland, OH -- Agora Ballroom
11/12/2013 -- London, ON -- Rum Runners
11/13/2013 -- Joliet, IL -- Mojoes
11/14/2013 -- Minneapolis, MN -- Mill City Nights
11/15/2013 -- Winnipeg , MB -- The Zoo
11/16/2013 -- Regina, SK -- The Exchange
11/17/2013 -- Calgary, AL -- The Republik
11/18/2013 -- Edmonton, AL -- Pawn Shop
11/20/2013 -- Vancouver, BC -- Red Room
11/21/2013 -- Seattle, WA -- El Corazon
11/22/2013 -- Portland, OR -- Hawthorne Theatre
11/23/2013 -- San Francisco, CA -- Slim's
11/24/2013 -- Anaheim, CA -- The Grove
11/26/2013 -- Las Vegas, NV -- LVCS
11/27/2013 -- Tempe, AZ -- Club Red
11/29/2013 -- Salt Lake City, UT-- In the Venue
11/30/2013 -- Denver, CO-- Bluebird Theater
12/1/2013 -- Lawrence, KS -- Granada
12/2/2013 -- Dallas, TX -- Trees
12/3/2013 -- San Antonio, TX -- Backstage Live
12/4/2013 -- Houston, TX -- Scout Bar
12/6/2013 -- Tampa, FL -- Orpheum
12/7/2013 -- Atlanta, GA -- The Masquerade
12/8/2013 -- Louisville , KY -- Diamond Pub and Billiards
12/9/2013 -- Frederick, MD -- Cafe 611

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