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Sunday, 13 December 2015

MUSHROOMHEAD - UK TOUR WITH SPECIAL GUESTS AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE



MUSHROOMHEAD have announced a mammoth tour of the UK next March and April. Kicking off in Manchester on March 18th, the mighty masked mosh-machine work their way through the UK with 15 shows, with special guests AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE in tow.

Known for their theatrical live show and striking image, MUSHROOMHEAD are one of the 90s more unique and adventurous alternative metal outfits. Emerging in the 90s, originally as a side project, the Cleveland band’s forceful yet melodic blend of industrial metal, hip-hop, punk, goth and techno saw them capture the attention of alternative music fans across the globe to huge international success.

Last year’s ‘The Righteous & The Butterfly’ album put the band back on the map after 2010’s ‘Beautiful Stories For Ugly Children’, with the video for single ‘Qwerty’ picking up over 6 million views on YouTube.



Now MUSHROOMHEAD returns to the UK for their first full tour in four years. Catch them at the following shows:

MUSHROOMHEAD & special guests AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE:

March 2016

18th Manchester Club Academy 19th Sheffield Corporation 20th Nottingham Rescue Rooms 22nd Glasgow Classic Grand 23rd Newcastle Northumbria Uni 24th Birmingham O2 Academy 2 25th Chester Live Rooms 26th Bristol Marble Factory 27th Plymouth Hub 29th Cardiff The Globe 30th London Electric Ballroom 31st Brighton Concorde 2

April 2016

1st Southampton Engine Rooms 2nd Norwich Waterfront 3rd Reading Sub 89

LACUNA COIL reveal first details for new album



LACUNA COIL are in the middle of recording their upcoming album, which is entitled 'Delirium', at BRX Studio in Milan. The album is self-produced by bassist and main-songwriter Marco “Maki” Coti-Zelati and engineered by Marco Barusso with assistance coming from Dario Valentini.

It is the first album featuring new American drummer Ryan Blake Folden, who has been touring with the band since 2012.

'Delirium', the follow up to LACUNA COIL’s 'Broken Crown Halo', will be released in 2016 via Century Media Records.

Stay tuned for more news, soon!

AVATAR ENTER STUDIO WITH SYLVIA MASSY NEW LP DUE OUT MID-2016



Sweden's own AVATAR have entered the studio to begin work on a new album this week, the followup to highly successful HAIL THE APOCALYPSE released in 2014, cracking the Billboard Top 200 Chart and debuting at #97. "Every band makes a point out of saying they're pushing boundaries, but I see few who keep on challenging themselves the way we do." says frontman Johannes Eckerström. "There is no formula, no cheapness, no shortcuts. We are once again embarking on a journey completely new to us."

The new effort will be released next year by Entertainment One Music in the U.S. / Canada and Century Media overseas. Fans can get involved right off the bat too. The band has launched an Instagram campaign on their official website that diligently follows the band while they make progress in the studio.

The band will split their time between three studios throughout Europe with all of the music being made in the aptly named Castle Studios in Röhrsdorf, Germany. Finnvox Studios in Helsinki, Finland and Spinroad Studios in Lindome, Sweden will also play a part in the process.

AVATAR has tapped none other than Sylvia Massy to produce the yet to be titled release. "Avatar is an amazing band!" says Massy. She is perhaps best recognized for her work on 1993's Undertow, the full-length double platinum-selling TOOL debut and her works with SYSTEM OF A DOWN. "The singer has the wild energy and charisma I love, and the players are relentless. The album we’re making is an epic. Each song powerfully stands on it’s own, but is only a piece of a larger story. This album is the project I’ve been dreaming about for years!"

The band has been on quite a run since HAIL THE APOCALYPSE was released, most notably for their music videos and visually stunning live shows. The band released three music videos off that record. One for the title track "Hail The Apocalypse," hit single "Bloody Angel" and "Vultures Fly," which just took home the LOUDWIRE Rock Video Of The Year.

AVATAR will hit the road stateside in January with a highlighted performance scheduled aboard the ever popular ShipRocked Cruise. Click here for all tour dates. The band has also been confirmed to participate in Rock on the Range, Welcome to Rockville, Fort Rock, and Carolina Rebellion festivals in 2016.

After making more trips to the U.S. than ever before over the last two years, the band is ready to sink their teeth into a new album, Eckerström continues: "Avatar is growing higher and deeper and I am proud to say we are outdoing ourselves again. If we didn't make sure to feel like this every time, we wouldn't bother at all. I'm very excited, and you should be too.”

KORPIKLAANI - Co-Headline Tour With Moonsorrow April 2016



The Finnish Folk Metal Mafia are very pleased to announce that Korpiklaani and Moonsorrow will be embarking on a co-headline tour this coming April 2016. These two powerhouses of the Finnish Folk Metal scene have once again joined forces for what promises to be an immensely entertaining evening.

Korpiklaani front man Jonne Järvelä said regarding the tour announcement:

“I am so looking forward to playing with our fellow FFMM brothers, who for us are the most respected band in this genre of ours. This is a perfect combination of Finnish music and culture.”

Korpiklaani fiddle played Tuomas Rounakari added:

“Exactly, Moonsorrow bring the serious side of our culture and we bring in the balance by adding the festivity of midsummer nights.”

The tour which will take the bands though 7 different European countries, hits the UK on 20th April at the O2 Islington Academy, London – culminating on 28th April at 1865 in Southampton. This is a tour not to be missed!

You can catch Korpiklaani & Moonsorrow at the following UK & Ireland shows: 20th April – O2 Islington Academy, London 21st April – Club Academy, Manchester 22nd April – The Button Factory, Dublin 23rd April – Limelight 2, Belfast 24th April – Classic Grand, Glasgow 25th April – Stylus, Leeds 26th April – Academy 2, Birmingham 27th April – The Fleece, Bristol 28th April – 1865, Southampton

The foundation of Korpiklaani occurred in 2003 in Lahti, Finland – and no-one could have foreseen that such a large audience would be interested in Finnish and English mythological texts. Their debut album ‘Spirit Of The Forest’ was released 2003, and since then Korpiklaani have forged their own path and established their own incredibly distinctive style.

Whether you take their early works such as ‘Voice Of Wilderness’ (2005), ‘Tales Along This Road’ (2006) and ‘Tervaskanto’ (2007) or the Nuclear Blast era – namely ‘Korven Kuningas’ (2008), ‘Karkelo’ (2009), ‘Ukon Wacka’ (2011) and ‘Manala’ (2012) – you can conclude that not many metal bands have the same impressive longevity, such a hugely passionate fan base and the unstoppable ability to get people dancing at a show or festival!

Korpiklaani’s latest and ninth studio album ‘Noita’ was released in 2015 via Nuclear Blast to widespread critical acclaim. It was the first album to feature new accordion player Sami Perttula, who has had a remarkable influence on the traditional folk arrangements along with Fiddler Tuomas Rounakari. This helped create the perfect balance between Folk and Metal apparent on the album, as frontman Jonne Järvelä had always envisioned.

Photos: Fear Factory @ The Academy Dublin. 10 December 2015



Monday, 7 December 2015

SOUL ASYLUM PARTNERS WITH ENTERTAINMENT ONE TO RELEASE THEIR NEW ALBUM CHANGE OF FORTUNE ON MARCH 18TH, 2016



BAND IN MIDST OF PLEDGEMUSIC CAMPAIGN

December 7, 2015 -- Soul Asylum partners with Entertainment One Music (eOne Music) to release an album of all new material titled Change of Fortune on March 18th, 2016. When asked about the band’s upcoming and 11th studio album, frontman David Pirner replied “Everything on the menu is excellent.”

”We are thrilled to be working with such a great trailblazing band as Soul Asylum,” adds Chuck Oliner, Director of Marketing and Promotions, eOne Music. “We wait to lead off 2016 with the first single from their new album Change of Fortune. Loyal Soul Asylum fans will be blown away with the new album, and new fans will understand why we are all so excited they are back. Welcome back Soul Asylum, and get ready to see Dave, Michael, Winston and Justin on tour in 2016.”

The band’s PledgeMusic campaign offers pledger exclusives that include signed copies of the new album, your name in the liner notes, live and rare Grave Dancers Union download, custom t-shirt designed for Pledgers only, Skype drum workshop with Michael Bland, guest list for life, private acoustic show, private full band concert, original Dave Pirner artwork, vintage band promotional posters and much more. Pledging also allows access to a Pledger-only section of the site where the band is continuously posting video updates, audio clips and more. New pledger exclusives are being added weekly so check it out at www.pledgemusic.com/projects/soulasylum.

After several indie releases on Minneapolis’ Twin/Tone Records and A&M, Soul Asylum released its groundbreaking album Grave Dancers Union, which included the Grammy Award winning "Runaway Train.” Soul Asylum followed up this success with Let Your Dim Light Shine in 1995, which climbed to #6 on the Billboard 200 and featured the #1 Modern Rock track “Misery.” After releasing Candy From a Stranger in 1998, the band members wanted to concentrate on writing and took a break from recording. The band reconvened in 2004 to begin work on their ninth full-length album, joined by a new drummer, Michael Bland. Sadly, shortly thereafter, bassist Karl Mueller was diagnosed with throat cancer and passed away after finishing his work on the new album. The Silver Lining was released in 2006 and was dedicated to Karl’s life and memory. The band took a long and unscheduled hiatus as they grieved and dealt with the loss of their friend and band-mate. In 2012 Soul Asylum released the aptly titled Delayed Reaction that was deemed “quick to embrace” by influential music blog Consequence of Sound.

Change of Fortune is three years in the making, recorded while the band toured non-stop, had a few line-up changes and some soul searching, but upon listening to Change of Fortune, the wait is most certainly worth it. Soul Asylum loyalists will be happy to discover the group's trademark ragged-but-right sound is still very much intact.

The heart and soul of Soul Asylum remains and they continue to produce heartfelt and passionate rock n’ roll. The band consists of David Pirner on guitar and vocals, Michael Bland on drums, Winston Roye on bass and Justin Sharbono on guitar.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

MARILYN MANSON Announces New Single ‘The Devil Beneath My Feet’ - UK Tour Starts Next Week



From The Critically Acclaimed Album ‘The Pale Emperor’

'The Devil Beneath My Feet' is the third single from Marilyn Manson’s critically acclaimed new album THE PALE EMPEROR Out Now.

Tour Dates

01-Nov-15 Shreveport, LA USA Shreveport Municipal Auditorium
05-Nov-15 Leipzig Germany Haus Auensee
06-Nov-15 Berlin Germany Columbiahalle
07-Nov-15 Cologne Germany Palladium
09-Nov-15 Florence Italy Obihall
11-Nov-15 Zurich Switzerland X-Tra
12-Nov-15 Stuttgart Germany Porsche Arena
13-Nov-15 Vienna Austria Gasometer
15-Nov-15 Tilburg Netherlands 13
16-Nov-15 Paris France Le Zenith
18-Nov-15 Brussels Belgium AB Main Hall
19-Nov-15 London UK Eventim Apollo
21-Nov-15 Wolverhampton UK Civic Hall
22-Nov-15 Glasgow Scotland O2 Academy
23-Nov-15 Manchester UK 02 Apollo

Sunday, 25 October 2015

CELLDWELLER Releases Album Teaser Video & "Lost In Time" Lyric Video



Detroit, MI - Electronic rock artist/producer Celldweller is gearing up for the highly-anticipated release of his third full-length studio album, 'End of an Empire,' due out on November 6, 2015 via FiXT. Combining electronic, metal, and orchestral sounds, Celldweller creates an original style, with 'End of an Empire' showcasing a return to the more formative complex electronic and heavy metal elements that define his unique hybrid sound. With a brand new level of production unheard of by most producers, Klayon raises the bar on this release, fusing analog and digital to create something completely out of this world.

In anticipation of the release, Celldweller has unveiled both an album trailer for 'End of an Empire' featuring dark, captivating visuals set to the track "Faction 15," as well as an animated lyric video for the track "Lost In Time."





To accompany the sci-fi inspired concept album, Celldweller is also releasing a 40+ page comic book, End of an Empire: The Traveller. The Traveller journeys the stars in search of New Elysium, and encounters a mysterious cast of characters who guide him towards it.

Pre-Orders for 'End of an Empire' are currently available, including bundles for both the standard 15-track edition, as well as a deluxe 33-track edition. There is also a double vinyl and collector's edition 5-CD box set available. Fans who pre-order on iTunes will also receive instant downloads of both the title-track, "End of an Empire," as well as the track "Lost In Time."

'End of an Empire' (Standard Edition):

1. Faction 01 2. New Elysium 3. End of an Empire 4. Heart On 5. Just Like You 6. Lost In Time 7. Faction 06 8. Good L_ck (Yo_'re F_cked) 9. Jericho 10. Faction 13 11. Breakout (feat. Scandroid) 12. Down To Earth 13. Precious One 14. Jericho (Circle of Dust Remix) 15. G4M3 0V3R

BABYMETAL - TWO NEW LIVE DVD RELEASES CONFIRMED FOR OCTOBER 30th RELEASE



Following last month’s announcement of their London SSE Arena Wembley headline show on April 2nd 2016, worldwide phenomena BABYMETAL can reveal the full details of two upcoming Live DVD releases. LIVE AT BUDOKAN: Red Night & Black Night Apocalypse will be released on 2DVD and Blu-Ray, as well as a Limited Edition Red Night CD+DVD format, while LIVE IN LONDON: Babymetal World Tour 2014, featuring footage from the band’s two sold out shows at Kentish Town Forum and Brixton Academy will be on 2DVD and Blu-ray. Both come out via earMUSIC on 30th October 2015.

The full tracklisting is as follows:

LIVE AT BUDOKAN: Red Night & Black Night Apocalypse

DVD1: RED NIGHT LEGEND ”Corset Festival Extra” - Final of the World

Class Metal Bu- dokan - 1/3/2014

1. Megitsune 2. Doki Doki X Morning 3.Gimme Chocolate!! 4. Iine! 5. Catch Me If You Can 6. Uki Uki X Midnight 7. Mischiefs Of Metal Gods (Kami Band instrumental) // *DVD exclusive 8. Rondo of Nightmare 9. Onedari Daisakusen 10. Song 4 11. Akatsuki 1 2. BABYMETAL DEATH 13. Headbangeeeeerrrrr!!!!! 14. Ijime, Dame, Zettai

>> approx. 76min

CD+DVD Limited Edition includes Red Night only

DVD2: BLACK NIGHT LEGEND ”DOOMSDAY”- Invocation Ceremony - 2/3/2014

1. BABYMETAL DEATH 2. Iine! 3. Kimi to Anime Ga Mitai - An- swer for Animation With You 4. Onedari Daisakusen 5. Song 4 6. No Rain, No Rainbow 7. Akatsuki 8. Catch Me If You Can 9. Uki Uki X Midnight 10. Gimme Chocolate!! 11. Rondo of Nightmare 12. Megitsune 13. Ijime, Dame, Zettai 14. Doki Doki X Morning 15. Headbangeeeeerrrrr!!!!!

>> approx. 96min

LIVE IN LONDON: Babymetal World Tour 2014

DVD1: BABYMETAL WORLD TOUR 2014 at The FORUM - 7/7/2014

1. BABYMETAL DEATH 2. Iine! 3. Uki Uki X Midnight 4. Rondo of Nightmare 5. Onedari Daisakusen 6. Catch Me If You Can 7. Akatsuki 8. Song 4 9. Megitsune 10. Doki Doki X Morning 11. Gimme Chocolate!! 12. Headbangeeeeerrrrr!!!!! 13. Ijime, Dame, Zettai

>> approx. 75min

DVD2: BABYMETAL BACK TO THE USA / UK TOUR 2014 at O2 Brixton Academy - 8/11/2014

1. BABYMETAL DEATH 2. Iine! 3. Uki Uki X Midnight 4. Rondo of Nightmare 5. Song 4 6. Catch Me If You Can 7. Akatsuki 8. Onedari Daisakusen 9. Megitsune 10. Doki Doki X Morning 11. Gimme Chocolate!! 12. Ijime, Dame, Zettai 13. Headbangeeeeerrrrr!!!!! 14. Road of Resistance

>> approx. 89min.

The releases mark the end of a hugely successful year for BABYMETAL, including being one of Reading & Leeds Festivals mosted talked about performances of the weekend, storming the stage at Download Festival to thousands of adoring fans, as well as winning both a Kerrang! Award for ‘The Spirit Of Independence’ and a Metal Hammer Golden God Award for ‘ Breakthrough Act’.

Tickets for the Wembley show are available at seetickets.com

Lamb Of God - Hellevator Trailer on Game Show Network



Be afraid. Be very afraid. From the twisted minds that brought you the "Paranormal Activity" franchise, comes HELLEVATOR: a terrifying new show that dares three friends to ride a haunted elevator into the depths of an abandoned warehouse. One player must get out on each floor and conquer a frightening challenge in order to earn money for the team. But if they don't make it back in time, the elevator moves on without them. Two comedic masterminds pull the strings throughout the game - taking delight in the horror. Who will make it back to the surface with the prize, and who will be trapped forever? HELLEVATOR is produced by Matador and Blumhouse Productions in association with Lionsgate Television. Executive Producers are Jason Blum ("Paranormal Activity," "The Purge," "Sinister" and "Insidious"), who won a 2014 Emmy® Award for "The Normal Heart," and was nominated for an Academy Award® for "Whiplash," and Jay Peterson and Todd Lubin of Matador.

Hellevator Red Band Trailer, Featuring Lamb of God "512" from Game Show Network on Vimeo.



About Hellevator

Coheed and Cambria release 'Island' video



Watch the new video for Coheed and Cambria's track 'Island':



New album "The Color Before The Sun": The ten-song album marks a bold departure for the NY-based band, who pause the beloved Amory Wars, a seven-album science fiction saga that also bore a comic book empire, in favor of a more personal outing. “It’s very much a time capsule of my last two years,” Claudio Sanchez said in a Mic.com interview. “I created The Amory Wars in 1998 because at the time, I didn’t understand what a frontman or a singer entailed. And I was sort of afraid to share my stories, and I didn’t want my stories to be judged. So I created fictitious ones to essentially hide behind.”

Coheed and Cambria are also giving fans an opportunity to learn more about the individual songs, with a series of behind-the-scenes videos. Clips for “You Got Spirit, Kid,” “Here to Mars” and “Eraser” can be seen via the band’s YouTube page (www.youtube.com/officialcoheed) with new videos rolling out throughout the week.

Rolling Stone declared The Color Before The Sun “a dramatic departure,” Noisey said the new album proves “there are no boundaries for a Coheed and Cambria album” and Alternative Press, in a four-star review, added “the album pops and pulsates with signature Coheed wails and riffs.” The Nerdist, who premiered the band’s ode to the ‘80s video for “You Got Spirit, Kid”, said the new music “features much of what has made Coheed and Cambria a force for the last two decades.”

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Echo Black releases "Burn Another Day" Music Video (Feat. Davey Suicide) / U.S. Tour With Combichrist & The Birthday Massacre



New York based Dark Alternative Rock band Echo Black has released their debut music video "Burn Another Day" (featuring Davey Suicide) which originally premiered with REVOLVER Magazine and was directed by Nathan Crooker. The track was produced by Nick Scott and is available for purchase now on iTunes & Amazon. The band also has announced the dates of their upcoming North American tour with Combichrist and The Birthday Massacre. The tour kicks off on October 28th in Baltimore, Maryland and works its way throughout the United States wrapping up on November 23rd in Indianapolis, Indiana. Watch Echo Black's "Burn Another Day" (featuring Davey Suicide) music video below:



This song marks both a beginning and an end for us; the close of one chapter and the opening of another. The four of us have spent a lot of years waiting for this very moment and we each poured our individual sets of influence and experience into this song and video. We are hungry and we are coming out with guns blazing. We are the sound of midnight. - Danny Blu (Lead Vocals) Tour Dates:

10/28 – Soundstage - Baltimore, Maryland 10/29 – Marlin Room @ Webster Hall - New York, New York 10/30 – Fete Music Hall - Providence, Rhode Island 11/02 – The Altar Bar - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 11/03 – Agora Ballroom - Cleveland, Ohio 11/04 – The Abbey - Chicago, Illinois 11/05 – Mill City Nights - Minneapolis, Minnesota 11/06 – Granada Theater - Lawrence, Kansas 11/07 – The Summit Music Hall - Denver, Colorado 11/08 – Area 51 - Salt Lake City, Utah (no Birthday Massacre) 11/10 – Slim's - San Francisco, California 11/11 – The Whisky - West Hollywood, California 11/12 – The Glasshouse - Pomona, California 11/13 – Nile Theater - Mesa, Arizona 11/14 – The Sunshine Theater - Albuquerque, New Mexico 11/15 - TBA - El Paso, Texas 11/16 – Korova - San Antonio, Texas 11/17 – Gas Monkey - Dallas, Texas 11/19 – The Ready Room - St Louis, Missouri 11/20 – The Rave - Milwaukee, Wisconsin 11/21 – The Stache - Grand Rapids, Michigan 11/22 – St. Andrews Hall - Detroit, Michigan 11/23 – Emerson Theater - Indianapolis, Indianapolis (no Birthday Massacre)

BUTCHER BABIES release new video for 'Igniter'



The BUTCHER BABIES released their latest full-length offering, Take It Like a Man. earlier this year on Century Media Records. The video for 'Igniter' perfectly captures the frenetic, high-energy of their amazing live show. Check it out now:



Heidi Shepherd (vocals) states: "We've all been in that different state of consciousness where rage over takes over your body and mind. ‘Igniter' is about these emotions and about that last straw that breaks you. We were so lucky as to film this video during our live performance at The Download Festival, Metal Hammer Boat and The Metal Hammer Golden God Awards. As it shows our intense live energy on the stage, it also shows our goofy off stage personalities.”

Carla Harvey further adds: “'Igniter' is a song about the anger and frustration that we can let consume and even destroy us at times. When we first started Butcher Babies, I was in a much darker place and often let that rage overtake me, but after 6 years of having a healthy outlet for those feelings through our music, I'm a completely different person. I love that the video for Igniter, shot while we toured the UK this summer, shows a juxtaposition of on stage rage and our off stage fun personalities. It speaks volumes to the release that music provides not only for the listener, but the creators."

BUTCHER BABIES are:

Heidi Shepherd- vocals Carla Harvey- vocals Henry Flury- guitar Jason Klein- bass Chrissy Warner- drums

Monday, 19 October 2015

SKUNK ANANSIE CONFIRM PLANS FOR BRAND NEW STUDIO ALBUM, ‘ANARCHYTECTURE’

SKUNK ANANSIE CONFIRM PLANS FOR BRAND NEW STUDIO ALBUM, ‘ANARCHYTECTURE’. RELEASE DATE SET FOR JANUARY 15th 2016. EUROPEAN TOUR, INCLUDING 2 UK SHOWS, TO FOLLOW IN FEBRUARY/MARCH



A BRITISH BAND FULL OF BRITISH HISTORY, Skunk Anansie are back with their sixth studio album, ‘Anarchytecture’: a collection of hard-hitting alternative rock anthems, brimming with punchy riffs and the sort of fire that can only burn from the heart and soul of vocal powerhouse, Skin.

‘Anarchytecture’ is the follow-up to 2012’s ‘Black Traffic’, and features the group’s regular line-up of Skin, guitarist Ace, bassist Cass & drummer Mark Richardson.

The new album – produced by Tom Dalgety (Royal Blood, Killing Joke, Band of Skulls) at RAK Studios in London, with mixing duties divided between Dalgety & Jeremy Wheatley, and mastering set to be handled by the legendary Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound in New York – has been confirmed for worldwide release on January 15th; it will be supported by a full European headline tour, including two dates in the UK, visiting fans North and South…

February 4th – London, The Forum
February 5th – Albert Hall, Manchester

Meanwhile, Skin is currently appearing as a judge on X Factor Italy, having studied Italian following the invitation to get involved; she also features on the cover of this month’s issue of the Italian Vanity Fair.

About Skunk Anansie: Skunk Anansie formed in 1994, went on hiatus in 2001, then reformed in 2009. To date, they have released five studio albums: Paranoid and Sunburnt (1995), Stoosh (1996), Post Orgasmic Chill (1999), Wonderlustre (2010) and Black Traffic (2012); they have also issued the compilation album ‘Smashes and Trashes’ (2009), plus the acoustic CD / DVD ‘An Acoustic Skunk Anansie – Live In London’ (2013), along with a run of hit singles, including ‘Charity’, ‘Hedonism’, ‘Selling Jesus’, ‘I Can Dream’ and ‘Weak’. Skunk Anansie went on to become one of the biggest rock bands in Britain and Europe throughout the ’90s, selling over 5 million records and doing 7 sell-out world tours up to 2000. In 1999, the band headlined the Glastonbury festival, and they have also performed with Pavarotti for the Dalai Lama, and Nelson Mandela for his 80th Birthday ‘Gift To The Nation’ shows.

RAMMSTEIN MARK THE BAND’S 21ST ANNIVERSARY WITH THE RELEASE OF “XXI”

RAMMSTEIN MARK THE BAND’S 21ST ANNIVERSARY WITH THE RELEASE OF “XXI” – THE FIRST VINYL BOX SET OF THEIR CAREER, INCL. ALL OF THEIR SIX STUDIO ALBUMS PLUS RARITIES DOUBLE LP

Release Date: December 4, 2015



If Rammstein’s music is the perfect soundtrack for building large monuments in the desert, then somewhere in the wilder world stands an imposing edifice some 21 years in the making – the length of time the six East Berliners have been collectively mining the Rammstein seam…

In the course of these two decades, the band have risen to the apex of the great rock pyramid, achieving album and DVD sales in the millions, headlining major festivals and bigger venues around the world (including New York’s Madison Square Garden, a show that sold out its 18,200 tickets in under 30 minutes!), and establishing themselves as peerless master showmen with an approach to their art – and ‘art’ is the word – that is dramatic, epic in scale and capable of touching all of the senses; a dark and spectacular fairy-tale laced with controversy, don’t-try-this-at-home theatrics, plus the all-consuming aroma of benzine.

For Rammstein, and it’s the same line-up now as at the start, it’s always been a case of marching to their own beat, gleefully torching the industry rule-book… and everything else! They sing in German, they side-step those visuals typical of the rock ‘n’ metal world, and they present an incendiary, everything-hotter-than-everything-else live experience the like of which hasn’t been seen beneath the popular music banner… Some call it ‘Rammstein-esque’.

This 21st Anniversary Box Set – a numbered, career-wide collection – not only features the six studio albums, produced by Jacob Hellner and re-mastered onto 180gr heavyweight double vinyl by Svante Forsbäck, it also comes complete with a separate rarities double LP, ‘Raritäten’, incl. a previously unreleased version of the track ‘Los’.

In terms of additional content for ‘Raritäten’, Rammstein have taken the thoughtful approach, and there is certainly a choice selection on offer; 16 tracks taken from previous singles, ‘fan edition’ releases and special album formats.

However, it’s the six studio albums that are the centre-piece here, a bona fide body of work bound together by attitude and intent. When it comes to defining precisely what Rammstein stands for, band and brand, it’s the catalogue as a whole that speaks the loudest.

Even the overall presentation of the Anniversary Box lives up to the bands longstanding reputation for quality and detail. The result is a tactile, high-end package that – as well as representing the band across the board, mirroring the scale and ambition of their music – successfully spotlights the character of the individual releases; each comes complete with gatefold sleeve, original artwork and lyrics. Four of the six albums have not been released on vinyl before: Herzeleid, Sehnsucht, Reise, Reise and Rosenrot.

With the vinyl weighing in at a full 180 grams, the sonic capacity is there to properly represent a group capable of shifting from a whisper to a roar without being slowed down by the gears in-between.

From pin-drop to fusillade, from ‘Stirb nicht vor mir’ to ‘Rammlied’, the Anniversary Collection is a carefully-crafted, stylish, authentic celebration of Rammstein 1995-2012, leaving the door ajar for Studio Album Number Seven…

When and if that arrives is in the hands of the ‘Kollektiv’ itself, but one thing’s for certain: the cake honouring their 21st Anniversary won’t be short on candle power.

RARITÄTEN 2LP // Tracklist

Side A

Feuerräder - Single: Engel (Fan Edition), 1997 Wilder Wein – Single: Engel (Fan Edition), 1997 Das Modell – Single: Das Modell, 1997 Kokain – Single: Das Modell, 1997

Side B

Stripped – Single: Stripped, 1998 Halleluja – Single: Links 1 2 3 4, 1998 Mein Herz brennt (Piano Version) – Single: Mein Herz brennt, 2012 Los (Full Band Version) – Album: Reise, Reise, 2004 (Full Band Version – previously unreleased)

Side C

Führe mich – Album: Liebe ist für alle da, Special Edition, 2009 Donaukinder – Album: Liebe ist für alle da, Special Edition, 2009 Halt – Album: Liebe ist für alle da, Special Edition, 2009 Roter Sand (Orchester Version) – Album: Liebe ist für alle da, Special Edition, 2009

Side D

Liese - Album: Liebe ist für alle da, Special Edition, 2009 Mein Land - Single: Mein Land, 2011 Vergiss uns nicht – Single: Mein Land, 2011 Gib mir deine Augen – Single: Mein Herz brennt, 2012

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

CHILDREN OF BODOM - Official video for new track 'Morrigan' posted online



Finnish Heavy Metal powerhouse CHILDREN OF BODOM have just released the official video for new track 'Morrigan' over on YouTube:



The video was produced by legendary Swedish director Patric Ullaueus (EUROPE, DIMMU BORGIR, ARCH ENEMY and many more...) in August of this year. Patric commented on the video: "The last time I worked with COB we did great stuff together. Trashed, Lost and Strungout was Gold awarded and the Chaos Ridden Years Stockholm Knockout Live DVD was also Gold awarded. So after all these years it was a great pleasure to get to do their video again. The band decided not to be in the video. They wanted to tell the story about The Warrior Goddess Morrigan and together with the band we made this tale about a man fighting his inner demons."

The band are set to release their new album on October 2nd via Nuclear Blast. Returning to Finland’s Danger Johnny Studios (located at a top secret, undisclosed location in Helsinki) to record I Worship Chaos, the album was produced by the band and Mikko Karmila, who worked with the band on their earlier albums Halo Of Blood, Hatebreeder, Follow The Reaper and Hate Crew Deathroll. The album was mixed and mastered at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki and the artwork was created by Finnish artist Tuomas Korpi.

I Worship Chaos track list:

01. I Hurt 02. My Bodom (I Am The Only One) 03. Morrigan 04. Horns 05. Prayer For The Afflicted 06. I Worship Chaos 07. Hold Your Tongue 08. Suicide Bomber 09. All For Nothing 10. Widdershins

Bonus tracks (digibook only):

11. Mistress Of Taboo (PLASMATICS cover) 12. Danger Zone (KENNY LOGGINS cover) 13. Black Winter Day (AMORPHIS cover)

Bonus DVD (digibook only):

01. Making Of

BELPHEGOR Announce ‘Conjuring The Dead Raid‘ UK tour in December



Austria's mightiest extreme metal export, Belphegor are proud to announce that their ‘Conjuring The Dead Raid‘ European tour will be visiting our UK soil. The tour will be in celebration of their current release ‘Conjuring The Dead‘.

The Belphegor horde, led by band founder Helmuth Lehner will launch their crushing assault on the UK alongside US death metallers Vital Remains, Polish death/black metal group Hate as well as Liverpool-based symphonic black metallers Ethereal. The run of EU dates includes 17 shows in nine different countries.

Mighty front man Helmuth Lehner had to say regarding the tour announcement;

“Hail! It's great to return to the mighty land of NWOBHM. Always a pleasure to glorify brutal Metal with you demons!

You better not miss this f****** extraordinary, blasphemous Death/Black Metal package!”

“ENGLAND IS GOING TO HELL WITH US ON 7TH DECEMBER 2015!!”

You can see Belphegor live at the following UK shows;

7th December - Sheffield, Corporation 8th December – 1865 Club, Southampton 9th December – Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton 10th December – The Dome, London

ATREYU ASK "DO YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE?" WITH NEW VIDEO



Atreyu have released their poignant video for ‘Do You Know Who You Are’ from the just-released album Long Live. The clip premieres today.



In this thought-provoking video, both the band members and their fans explore their own identities, what drives them, defines them and makes them tick. See the process by watching the video!

Atreyu will embark on a run of US & Canadian shows from October 2. Long Live is available now.

Long Live track-listing:

1. Long Live 2. Live To Labor 3. I Would Kill/Lie/Die (For You) 4. Cut Off The Head 5. A Bitter Broken Memory 6. Do You Know Who You Are 7. Revival (Interlude) 8. Heartbeats And Flatlines 9. Brass Balls 10. Moments Before Dawn 11. Start To Break 12. Reckless

ASKING ALEXANDRIA UNVEIL VIDEO FOR ‘I WON’T GIVE IN’



Fresh from their mammoth American Tour as one of the Vans Warped Tour headliners, and ahead of their UK Warped headline slot and UK headline tour, ASKING ALEXANDRIA have unveiled the official video for current single 'I Won't Give In'.

Check it out here:



"SURPRISE!!! We spent the summer collecting footage for our new music video for our current Single "I Won't Give In". This video showcases just how strong our family is. The love and support everyone has shown us over the years is incredible and this video truly captures the bond we share with our fans and with each other. I know you guys will enjoy watching this video as much as I have enjoyed watching it.

I'm also extremely excited to announce that we will be releasing a new song for you guys to annoy your neighbours with in the next few days. We will be playing this song live on our upcoming UK/EUROPE tour so I'm expecting you guys to learn all the words ASAP! Can't wait to see you guys." - Ben Bruce

Joining Asking Alexandria on the tour will be Memphis May Fire (Oct 14-28 only), August Burns Red and In Hearts Wake.

Full UK dates are below. Tickets are on sale now.

OCTOBER 2015 SUNDAY 18 ALEXANDRA PALACE * TUESDAY 20 O2 ACADEMY LEICESTER WEDNESDAY 21 O2 ACADEMY NEWCASTLE THURSDAY 22 ENGINE SHED, LINCOLN FRIDAY 23 02 ABC, GLASGOW SATURDAY 24 FAT SAM'S, DUNDEE SUNDAY 25 THE GARAGE, ABERDEEN TUESDAY 27 O2 ACADEMY, SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY 28 RITZ, MANCHESTER

*VANS WARPED TOUR UK – CO-HEADLINE WITH BLACK VEIL BRIDES

Tickets: £18.00 adv

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

ESSENCE REVEAL FIRST SINGLE/VIDEO ‘UNTOUCHABLE’ FROM UPCOMING ALBUM ‘PRIME’



Danish rockers ESSENCE have released a new track called ‘Untouchable’ on digital platforms with supporting video. The track features on the bands third album, ‘Prime’, set for international release on November 6th via Spinefarm Records.

Watch the video here:



Freshly signed and ready to take on the world, Essence - originally a Danish foursome with their roots in thrash metal and hatched in the nation's capital Copenhagen in 2005 - are no newcomers in spite their young age. After 130 or so gigs and two studio albums plus an EP, the quartet now present their first outing for their new label Spinefarm, signalling a new beginning, a new expression between punky rock energy and good old violent thrashing fun.

Narrowing the gap between the poppy energy of The Offspring and the youthful vehemence of early Metallica and Slayer, ‘Prime’ is where the metal is headed in 2015.

Track-listing for Essence's "Prime”:

01. Refuse To Exist 02. Thunder Prayer 03. No Sleep ’Till Def 04. Heart Of Gold 05. Modern Heroes 06. Untouchable 07. Flawless 08. Prime 09. Watch It Burn 10. Triumph

ESSENCE is:

Lasse Skov – lead vocals, rhythm guitar Mark Drastrup – lead guitar Rasmus Kalke – bass Nikolaj Kjaergaard – drums

OVERKILL Announce Killfest UK IRE tour 2016



New Jersey-based thrash metal titans Overkill are delighted to announce they will be returning to the UK and Ireland this April for a run of headline shows entitled the ‘Killfest’ tour.

Enigmatic frontman Bobby ‘Blitz’ Ellsworth had to say on the announcement;

“We are happy to announce we are coming back to the UK, to thrash it up with our cousins across the pond! Yes, yes, yes boys and girls from New Jersey to England, Ireland & Scotland the "Wrecking Crew" comes your way next April, kicking off in Birmingham on the 5th. So let’s mark the dates and remember, I'm easily disappointed! HA! Over the wall boys and give 'em the cold steel!!!”

You can see the ‘Wrecking Crew’ live in the following cities:

April 5th – Birmingham, Rainbow Warehouse April 6th – Manchester, Sound Control April 7th – Leeds, Stylus April 8th – Glasgow, Classic Grand April 9th – Belfast, Limelight 1 April 10th – Dublin, Academy April 12th – Bristol, The Fleece April 13th – London, O2 Islington Academy

Overkill are currently preparing for the release of their first worldwide Nuclear Blast output, an exceptional limited edition box set of 14 CDs entitled: ‘HistoriKill: 1995 – 2007’ which will be released on October 16th. It will include eleven Overkill albums across 13 CDs plus an extra bonus CD (incl. demos, remixes and an unreleased cover song) all in digi sleeves.

Although everybody seems to have a different account of who came first in the world of New York/New Jersey area thrash metal, it seems certain that New Jersey’s Overkill have stayed around the longest, and have never let their fans down by remaining musically consistent and true to their roots for an impressive 35 years with an unprecedented 18 studio albums under their belts.

The massive contribution to thrash by heavy metal partners in crime Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth and bassist D.D. Verni (who cofounded Overkill the same year Ronald Reagan was elected President) is undeniable and remains unchallenged by those in the know. Overkill were formed about one year before Slayer and Anthrax and a couple of years ahead of Metallica, with all of the aforementioned bands pushing forward a new style of music drawing from NWOBHM, hard rock and punk.

Through much hard work and a slew of infamous live performances at New York area clubs like L’Amours, Overkill established a reputation as a blue-collar, working man’s metal band. After the band released a self-financed EP in 1984, Overkill broke onto the scene in 1985 with ‘Feel The Fire’, a crushing thrash assault. The self-proclaimed ‘Wrecking Crew’ - originally consisting of vocalist Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth, bassist D.D. Verni, guitarist Bobby Gustafson, and drummer Rat Skates - were on a tear, borrowing heavily from punk rock roots while adding a venomous metal crunch that allowed them to compete favourably with peers like Testament, Anthrax, and Megadeth. The guys have been part of the Nuclear Blast family now since 2009 and are one of the most successful East Coast thrash bands in history.

“I think it was my niece who asked me recently ‘What do you really do for a living? Are you a Rockstar?’” Blitz remembers with a devilish chuckle. “I told her, ‘I have spent over 30 years of my life alienating the masses. That’s what I do. But I endear myself to a small minority. That small minority loves me and I love them. That’s how it works.” Blitz lets out a big laugh. “I think she’s still at home going, ‘Hmm, I don’t get it!’”

ZARDONIC Releases Highly Anticipated Debut Album With eOne Music, 'Antihero'



Following a series of high profile, multigenre premieres, ZARDONIC has released his much anticipated album, Antihero, out now on Multiplatinum Entertainment One. With a massive 26 track playlist, including both Instrumental and Remixes by Voicians, The Outside Agency, Evol Intent, Heavygrinder, Darksiderz, Esparta, Dub Elements, Counterstrike, and Rusty K, Antihero quite literally runs the gamut from Big Room House to brutal, guitar shredding metal. From the almost poppy, infectious danceability of "Pure Power (Heavygrinder Remix)" to the industrial, black-metal sound of "Highway 666", and the straight up streaming guitar riffs of "Against All Odds", there's a favorite song for every listener on Zardonic's Antihero! For the first time, listen to the full Antihero on YouTube or on SoundCloud Below!



Antihero Tracklist:

1. World At War (Prologue) 2. Against All Odds 3. For Justice 4. Crush It 5. Vigilante 6. Override 7. Pure Power 8. Raise Hell 9. The Time Is Now 10. Antihero (Epilogue) 11. Highway 666 12. Against All Odds (Instrumental Mix) 13. For Justice (Instrumental Mix) 14. Vigilante (Instrumental Mix)) 15. Pure Power (Instrumental Mix)) 16. Raise Hell (Instrumental Mix) 17.The Time Is Now (Instrumental Mix) 18. Against All Odds (Rusty K Remix) 19. For Justice (Counterstrike Remix) 20. Crush It (Dub Elements Remix) 21. Vigilante (Esparta Remix) 22. Override (Darksiderz Remix) 23. Pure Power (Heavygrinder Remix) 24. Raise Hell (Evol Intent Remix) 25. The Time Is Now (The Outside Agency) 26. Antihero (Voicians Remix)

The Mission release ‘Singles A’s & B’s’ September 25th



On September 25th The Mission release Singles A’s & B’s through Universal Music Catalogue.

Singles A’s & B’s features all 15 of the band’s charting singles and includes seven that reached the UK Top 30, including Wasteland (No.11), Tower Of Strength (No.12) and Butterfly On A Wheel (also No.12). It is the first time these recordings have been collected together in one comprehensive 2-disc set and also includes unreleased edits.

In late 1985 Wayne Hussey and Craig Adams left The Sisters Of Mercy to form The Mission, immediately embarking upon their first European tour supporting The Cult. They released two singles independently, both of which reached No.1 in the UK Alternative Chart, before signing a worldwide record deal with Phonogram (now part of Universal Music’s Virgin EMI label group).

Their first single for Phonogram, ‘Stay With Me’, went straight into the UK chart at No. 30 followed by the debut album ‘God’s Own Medicine’, in at No. 14. Over the next eight years The Mission released six more albums and had a further 12 hits including the doom-rock anthems ‘Wasteland’, ‘Tower Of Strength’, ‘Beyond The Pale’, ‘Deliverance’ and ‘Butterfly On A Wheel’. Total worldwide album sales to date for the band have now exceeded well in advance of 3 million.

During the electrifying period covered by the collection The Mission enhanced their reputation as one of the best and most exciting live bands in the world, garnering countless accolades and inspiring lurid media stories and a fanatical following. In fact, they toured almost constantly, notching up seven sold-out consecutive shows at the Astoria Theatre in London, headlining Reading Festival twice, and playing with U2, The Cure and Robert Plant.

Here is The Mission’s promo video for 'Tower of Strength 1994'

ANTI-FLAG DROP NEW VIDEO FOR "ALL OF THE POISON, ALL OF THE PAIN"



Anti-Flag have just dropped a brand new video from their latest critically acclaimed album American Spring. The video is for "All of the Poison, All of the Pain" and you can watch it here:



The video was shot on tour in Belgium, Austria and Hungary this summer and was directed by Russian ace Maxim Frolov with Fedor Ganyushkin helping in the editing room.

Additionally, Anti-Flag will participate in a Reddit AMA ("Ask Me Anything") session on Monday, September 27th at 5pm UK time. Fans can log on and ask the band whatever burning questions they may have! It's sure to be a fun and informative AMA.

Anti-Flag are currently out on an Australian tour with Pennywise before heading to Europe for a whole host of shows to close out 2015, with support coming from Red City Radio, Trophy Eyes and The Homeless Gospel Choir.

All UK dates are listed below

18.10.2015 London, Alexandra Palace, Warped Tour 20.10.2015 Nottingham, Rescue Rooms 21.10.2015 Birmingham, Institute 22.10.2015 Sheffield, Corporation 23.10.2015 Newcastle, Riverside 24.10.2015 Glasgow, Classic Grand 25.10.2015 Manchester, Sound Control

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

GHOST - NEW ALBUM ‘MELIORA’ STORMS OFFICIAL CHARTS ALL ACROSS THE WORLD / UK HEADLINE TOUR ANNOUNCED



Children of the world, you have served Ghost well...

‘Meliora’, the third sacred psalm to be released, has seen magnificent chart positions all around the world, going straight to Number 1 in both Sweden and Finland, and landing at Number 8 in the USA, making it one of the strongest metal releases of the year.

In the UK, meanwhile, Ghost achieved a Top 25 album debut for the very first time.

Other chart positions include: Norway #2 Netherlands #6 Canada #9 France #17 Germany #19 Australia #20

Following their headline performances on The Pit Stage at this year’s Reading & Leeds Festivals, Ghost can now confirm the UK leg of their upcoming headline European tour; this will be the first time the band has headlined shows in the UK under their own name alone, so those attending must prepare themselves for the full Ghost experience.

Dates are as follows:

Dec 12 Beckett University Leeds Dec 14 Rock City Nottingham Dec 15 Institute Birmingham Dec 16 Academy Newcastle Dec 18 ABC Glasgow Dec 19 Ritz Manchester Dec 20 Academy Bristol Dec 21 KOKO London

Tickets are available from Friday 4th September @ 9am. Support comes from Swedish outfit Dead Soul.

‘Meliora’ track-listing

1. Spirit 2. From The Pinnacle To The Pit 3. Cirice 4. Spöksonat 5. He Is 6. Mummy Dust 7. Majesty 8. Devil Church 9. Absolution 10. Deus in Absentia

Monday, 31 August 2015

Lupe Fuentes & Javi Lopez come together on Kerri Chandler's ‘MadTech 03 with "To Perfection"



Lupe Fuentes & Javi Lopez come together on Kerri Chandler's ‘MadTech 03 with "To Perfection"!

Kerri Chandler’s MadTech Records is back with a new compilation this September, entitled ‘MadTech 03’ and comprising fourteen original tracks from many leading names in contemporary house music.

It’s been yet another fantastic year for MadTech with releases from the likes of Cera Alba, Artifact and Kalyde, picking up support along the way from the likes of Maya Jane Coles, Huxley, Dubspeeka and BBC Radio 1’s Monki. Here the label returns with yet another hard hitting various artists package, with the likes of PMR’s No Artificial Colours, Bontan, Circus’s Yousef and Leftwing & Kody all delivering brand new exclusive material for the comp.

In true MadTech fashion the ‘03’ compilation offers up an array or raw, dance floor focused house cuts ranging from the hypnotic and infectious grooves of Rockaforte’s ‘Hyper Muzik’ and Lupe Fuentes & Javi Lopez’ ‘To Perfection’, through to more direct house workouts from Max Chapman, No Artificial Colours, Bontan and Rich Wakley.

Montel takes things into old school realms with the organ drenched ‘Horizons’, SEFF and Kashii bring a bassy edge to things with skippy and pitched vocal chops, while Demarzo and Fabricio Pecanha tip the focus into darker realms with a more progressive, electronic focus. All in all MadTech once again deliver fourteen essentials tracks for the current climate of modern electronic music.

ZEBRAHEAD ANNOUNCE BRAND NEW STUDIO ALBUM ‘WALK THE PLANK’



ALBUM SET FOR RELEASE OCTOBER 13 VIA RUDE RECORDS

Ahead of their UK headline tour this winter, pop punk heroes Zebrahead have today unveiled details of a new full-length studio album called ‘Walk The Plank’ , set for release through Rude Records on October 13th.

The album of heavy punk mixed with hooky pop songs was recorded in Buzzbomb Studios, Orange County with long time friend and old writing, recording and touring partner of band member Dan, Paul Miner.

On the album’s title, Ben Ozz comments:

“Touring all the time and traveling can be a bit of a pirate's sort of life so it fits in that sense. So in a way to us it's about taking a chance in life and walking the plank of life. It could also just be too much rum in the Mai Tai also but that's another story!”

He continues... “It's one of our best sounding records to date! We wanted it to sound like you're in an arm wrestling competition at the beach while doing a keg stand! Hopefully it'll take you on that journey before the ice in your cocktail melts!”

The first taste of what’s to come can be seen in the form of this lyric video for ‘Save Your Breath’…



‘Walk The Plank’ follows the recent split EP ‘Out Of Control’ with Man With A Mission that impressively charted at number 1 in the Japanese iTunes rock chart and number 2 in the overall physical chart for the whole country.

Check out Zebrahead at the following dates.

21 Nov. Southend: Chinnerys 22 Nov. Birmingham: O2 Academy Birmingham​ 2 23 Nov. Nottingham: Rescue Rooms​ 24 Nov. Leeds: Stylus 25 Nov. Glasgow: The Garage 27 Nov. Manchester: Manchester Academy 3​ 28 Nov. London: Brooklyn Bowl London​ 29 Nov. Oxford: O2 Academy Oxford​ 2 30 Nov.Portsmouth: The Wedgewood Rooms​ 01 DEC. Bristol: The Marble Factory​

X Ambassadors - Renegades (Stash Konig Official Remix) OUT NOW



Born in NYC and Raised in Los Angeles California, Stash Konig has been in the lab cooking up the newest flavors in Electronic Dance Music. This young producer and DJ’s slick yet aggressive style is definitely redefining “Big Room” Progressive House Music.

With his new official remix of the #1 Alternative Rock Radio hit from the X Ambassadors - "Renegades", Stash Konig has caught the attention of the masses. A true organic breakthrough story, Stash's remix started out as a bootleg on his soundcloud page and was discovered by none other than "Geronimo" from BPM and Electric Area on Sirius XM, and has been in regular rotation ever since.The song has catapulted into a global "viral" phenomenon and is exploding as Interscope Records is dropping "Renegades" Stash Konig Official Remix Today Worldwide!

Championed by Geronimo and Gotham Tommy at BPM, make sure to check out STASH KONIG's interview TODAY with Gotham Tommy at 2pm PST, 5pm EST on channel 51 , on Sirius XM Radio

X Ambassadors - Renegades (Stash Konig Official Remix) which broke via BPM Sirius XM's major radio support is currently going viral on Soundcloud with over 250,000 plays and growing! Check out below the official video for RENEGADES. Looks like the Sky is the Limit for Stash Konig!



Fort Lean release banger "Might've Misheard"



The five gentlemen who bring the Fort to life met a decade ago at the famously freewheeling site of institutional discovery called Wesleyan University. With two early EPs under their belts, the band earned glowing reviews in The New York Times and support slots opening for HAIM, Future Islands, and Unknown Mortal Orchestra- not to mention love from blogosphere tastemakers like Stereogum and Consequence of Sound.

Today, the Brooklyn-based band satisfy fans with a new track, "Easily" taken from their special "New Hobbies EP." Fans can purchase the exclusive EP at indie record stores in September and from the band directly while out on tour.

Fresh off national tours with Chappo, Yukon Blonde and Dave Monks (Tokyo Police Club), Fort Lean are gearing up to unleash the next installment from the fort - their debut LP, Quiet Day due October 2, 2015 via Ooh La La Records. The album is a collision of moods and tones, approachable and ambitious but delivered with a sideways subtlety. The collective songwriting is cohesive yet contains the disparate perspectives of its five writers. This is versatile stuff, appropriate for a crowd at a party or for the introspective head phoner.

Sergeant Steel recorded Hip Hop album with Michael Wagener



Austrian band Sergeant Steel doesn’t play Hard Rock anymore. The sextette wants to release Hip Hop music instead. They are supported by legendary producer Michael Wagener. Linz/Austria, Nashville/Tennessee/USA –Michael Wagener made music history. The German-American produced and engineered for Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, Skid Row and many others. He also worked on „Black Cat“ (1990), a single by RnB superstar Janet Jackson. His profile perfectly meets the new needs of Sergeant Steel. They found an experienced mentor for moving into a new musical direction. Sergeant Steel now counts on rap instead of rock, a necessary next step to bring their career back on track.

The mini documentary „The all new Sergeant Steel recording Hip Hop album w/ Michael Wagener“ allows an exclusive view behind-the-scenes including a personal statement of Wagener. It reveals the key moments of a musical transition: Away from distorted guitar sounds, towards gangsta rhymes and turntable scratches.



About Sergeant Steel/Boyz Tyme Records:

Sergeant Steel is a hard rock band from Upper Austria and was founded in 2007. The group has released the three albums Lovers & Maniacs (2010), Men On A Mission (2013) and Riders Of The Worm (2015) internationally. Sergeant Steel were support act of Deep Purple on Clam Castle/Upper Austria in 2013 and supported The Sweet twice. Furthermore they produced the official anthem of Austria’s first division hockey team EHC Black Wings Linz in cooperation with the legendary Abbey Road Studios in London. Boyz Tyme Records (BTR) is an international record label for rock and pop music. Services for bands include music production, management, promotion, distribution, live- booking and merchandise production. Boyz Tyme Records Musiklabel is a registered association founded in 2013 and is based in Leonding/Austria.

Thursday, 27 August 2015

CHILDREN OF BODOM - BAND RELEASES FIRST TRACK BY TRACK TRAILER FOR NEW ALBUM 'I WORSHIP CHAOS'



Finnish Heavy Metal powerhouse CHILDREN OF BODOM are set to release their forthcoming album 'I Worship Chaos' on October 2nd via Nuclear Blast. Today the band has released the first track by track trailer for the forthcoming album, which covers new songs 'I Hurt', 'My Bodom (I Am The Only One) and 'Morrigan'. Watch the trailer here:



Returning to Finland’s Danger Johnny Studios (located at a top secret, undisclosed location in Helsinki) to record I Worship Chaos, the album was produced by the band and Mikko Karmila, who worked with the band on their earlier albums Halo Of Blood, Hatebreeder, Follow The Reaper and Hate Crew Deathroll. The album was mixed and mastered at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki and the artwork was created by Finnish artist Tuomas Korpi.

I Worship Chaos track list:

01. I Hurt 02. My Bodom (I Am The Only One) 03. Morrigan 04. Horns 05. Prayer For The Afflicted 06. I Worship Chaos 07. Hold Your Tongue 08. Suicide Bomber 09. All For Nothing 10. Widdershins

Bonus tracks (digibook only):

11. Mistress Of Taboo (PLASMATICS cover) 12. Danger Zone (KENNY LOGGINS cover) 13. Black Winter Day (AMORPHIS cover)

Bonus DVD (digibook only): 01. Making Of

Rock Legends ANVIL Offer Once-In-A-Lifetime PledgeMusic Fan Opportunities



Canadian cult metal act ANVIL is back! Striving to bypass the labels that have stood between the band and fans for years, ANVIL is creating their new record Anvil Is Anvil with a direct-to-fan approach in mind. Recently, the band teamed up with PledgeMusic to assure that fan connection, but unlike other crowdsourcing campaigns put forth by bands in the hopes of amassing a recording budget, ANVIL’s campaign strives to do so while truly providing fans with unique, once-in-a-lifetime experiences and personal, one-on-one opportunities that they will never forget.

ANVIL’s 2009 movie documentary, The Story Of Anvil made them famous the world over. Their albums are considered landmarks among a musical genre. Their 2011 release, Juggernaut Of Justice, and their 2013 release, Hope In Hell, were powerful and unrelenting.

Anvil Is Anvil will be their most potent yet, and feature guitarist/vocalist Steve ‘Lips’ Kudlow, drummer Robb Reiner, and new bassist Chris Robertson in top form. Featuring no concessions to short-lived trends and no modern frills, the brand new ANVIL record will feature traditional metal at its finest with massive classic rock elements – a sound that ANVIL fans love and deserve.

ANVIL and PledgeMusic are offering fans a chance to get up close and personal with the band, access exclusive content and be a part of a truly unique fan-to-band experience. With every pre-order, pledgers will get the AccessPass which will give them exclusive looks at behind the scenes videos, photos and messages from the band. Fans will also have several once in a lifetime opportunities to purchase:

· In person or Skype drum lesson with Robb · In person or Skype guitar lesson with Lips · Guest back-up vocal appearance on the new record · One of Lips’ amps · The opportunity to attend a live rehearsal · A day in the studio with the band · Signed limited edition CD with bonus tracks · Signed drum head · Exclusive Pledger T-shirt · AMPU (Anvil Metal Pounders Union) deluxe lifetime membership and signed CD · Signed set list · Signed drumsticks · Handwritten lyric sheets

To pledge, please visit www.pledgemusic.com/anvil

Guitarist and vocalist Steve ‘Lips’ Kudlow statesm “We are proud to announce to our fans that they can keep in personal touch with the band and be directly involved in the process of creating the next ANVIL album. This will be the first time that we’ve used a pre-sales platform and we are fully confident that getting closer to our fans through making the album will take the making of it and the final album to somewhere fantastic. Considering that almost anyone aware of ANVIL knows our long and sometimes brutal history, we’re hoping you would be honored to help and prove us right in our belief in you… and we promise another top notch ANVIL recording that we can enjoy for many years into the future.”

Antimatter to release 'The Judas Table'



"Anybody who has ever suffered from betrayal can relate to this album", Antimatter-mainman Mick Moss states self-consciously about his most recent work, 'The Judas Table'. "I'm singing about my experiences, but I'm a firm believer that they are everybody else's experiences as well."

Throughout his life, Moss has repeatedly experienced disappointment on a personal level along with the self-doubt that goes with it. The deficiencies of human behaviour and social life have always been the proverbial red thread through his lyrics, but prior to 'The Judas Table', a critical limit was exceeded for Moss. On Antimatter's sixth album, he accounts for different personal conflicts with an unusual, almost scientific poignancy and is harder on people from his immediate surroundings than ever, yet also on himself: "For 'The Judas Table' I gather together the various personalities of the people who's callous and disrespectful, backstabbing actions caused me countless wasted years of depression", he resumes. "For years I thought the problem was with me. I was always open and tried my best, but was nevertheless used and betrayed many times. This led me to believe I was worthless and must have deserved it. Now I realise the problem was with the clinically psychologically soulless people who treated me that way due to their nature, not mine."

The liberating and empowering conceptual approach is also reflected in the music. 'The Judas Table' just like "Leaving Eden" and "Fear Of A Unique Identity" is essentially appealing due to its intense blend of melancholic Art Rock, dark melencholia and introspective acoustic pieces, but as a whole seems less nervous and restless than earlier records. The new Antimatter record appears to be calm and attests to a so far unfamiliar inner peace, an equilibrium found - a hint at the fact that Moss might have overcome his torturing demons?

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

STEVE 'N' SEAGULLS RETURN TO THE UK



Their performances have been capturing the attention of millions (as you can see for yourself here:



They will be playing a run of UK shows in October.

UK TOUR DATES

October 26th - Dingwalls - London, UK October 27th - The Slade Rooms - Wolverhampton, UK October 28th - Sound Control - Manchester, UK October 29th - Stereo - Glasgow, UK October 30th - Athletics Club - Rushden, UK October 31st - The Bullingdon - Oxford, UK

BABYMETAL TO HEADLINE WEMBLEY ARENA NEXT APRIL

BABYMETAL have announced their return to the UK next year. The worldwide phenomenon will headline London SSE Arena Wembley on April 2nd 2016. Tickets go on sale 10am Wednesday 2nd September. The news comes ahead of their main stage performance at Reading & Leeds Festivals this weekend, marking the end of an impressive summer that’s seen them storm the stage at Download Festival to thousands of adoring fans, as well as winning both a Kerrang! Award for ‘The Spirit Of Independence’ and a Metal Hammer Golden God Award for ‘ Breakthrough Act’. Details of two new DVD releases can also be revealed. LIVE AT BUDOKAN: Red Night & Black Night Apocalypse will be released on 2DVD and Blu-Ray, as well as a Limited Edition Red Night CD+DVD format, while LIVE IN LONDON, featuring footage from the band’s two sold out shows at Kentish Town Forum and Brixton Academy will be on 2DVD and Blu-ray. Both come out via earMUSIC on 30th October 2015.

WOLF announce tour with Enforcer



The autumn is going to be a celebration of Swedish steel! WOLF founded in 1995 and were the first wave of the NWOSHM (New Wave Of Swedish Heavy Metal). They inspired the next generation like Enforcer who came to birth in 2004 with a new Speed Metal approach while the new kids on the block, Dynamite, present the Rock’n’Roll side of good old Metal.

The band comments: “We are thrilled to get out on the road to promote ’Devil Seed’ on yet another run around Europe, this time with fellow Swedes in Enforcer and Dynamite. This package is so much Metal that everyone coming to the shows will have a hard time passing airport security and metal detectors for a foreseeable future. Buckle up and get ready, the Heavy Metal tour of the fall is soon in a city near you!“

WOLF’s lastest album “Devil Seed” came out last Summer and was hailed by international press:

ENFORCER, WOLF + Dynamite “From Beyond” tour

08.10.2015 Queens Hall, Nuneaton, UK 09.10.2015 Voodoo Lounge, Dublin, Ireland 10.10.2015 Limelight 2, Belfast, UK 11.10.2015 Audio, Glasgow, UK 12.10.2015 Live Rooms, Chester, UK 13.10.2015 Underworld, London, UK

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

ATREYU SIGN TO SEARCH AND DESTROY RECORDS AS PART OF RAW POWER MANAGEMENT'S PARTNERSHIP WITH SPINEFARM RECORDS/UNIVERSAL



When Atreyu emerged from their hiatus in 2014, the band was met with fevered excitement from fans and the metal community.

The band played a sold-out-in-minutes warm-up show in its native Orange County, were a featured main stage attraction at both AFTERSHOCK and KNOTFEST, released a new song "So Others May Live" as a free download for fans that immediately propelled Atreyu to trending status on social media, and closed out the year by booking a hometown Christmas show at The Observatory in the O.C.

Now, the band has confirmed even more good news -- its worldwide signing to the Search and Destroy Records imprint as part of the newly-announced joint venture between the label and Raw Power Management and Spinefarm Records.

Atreyu's new album, due out on September 18th 2015, will be released through Search and Destroy/Spinefarm.

"We're truly excited for this union," said Atreyu drummer Brandon Saller. "Signing with Spinefarm/Search & Destroy will truly allow us to create without restraint. We are looking forward to the future."

Raw Power's Vice President Matt Ash concurred, saying, "Raw Power is proud to be representing Atreyu for management worldwide and we're very excited to move forward with the guys in this fresh chapter of their career.”

"We are beyond excited to welcome Atreyu to the Spinefarm Records roster," said Spinefarm Director of A&R Darren Dalessio. "As one of the pioneering artists of the metalcore movement, it's very exciting to see this new album take shape. The new music they are crafting is nothing short of incredible, and there is a real passion and fire within the band right now that is undeniable. We couldn’t be happier to be a part of this next chapter of Atreyu's already impressive storied career. Expect great things to come in 2015!"

Atreyu, who were one of the key architects of the '00s American metal resurgence, last released an album in 2009 in the form of Congregation of the Damned. While Atreyu simmered on the backburner, the members did other things and flexed different creative muscles during the downtime, but returned to Atreyu earlier this summer.

Monday, 24 August 2015

Photos: Sepultura @ The Academy Dublin. 10 August 2015



TRIBULATION added to Paradise Lost UK tour



Following an upcoming Japanese tour together with Watain and Inquisition at the end of September, TRIBULATION have now also been confirmed to appear as main support on a string of UK dates with Paradise Lost. Additionally, TRIBULATION have also announced two UK headline shows.

TRIBULATION’s new album 'The Children Of The Night' (released earlier this year through Century Media) has received massive praise from fans and press worldwide, now it's time to experience TRIBULATION live!

Here are the complete dates:

RIBULATION – UK Tour 2015:

TU 29.09. UK Plymouth, The Junction (headline date) WE 30.09. UK Manchester, Academy 2 + Paradise Lost & Lucifer TH 01.10. UK Glasgow, Garage + Paradise Lost & Lucifer FR 02.10. UK Leeds, Brudenell Social Club (headline date) SA 03.10. UK Wolverhampton, Wulfrun Hall + Paradise Lost & Lucifer SU 04.10. UK London, Koko + Paradise Lost & Lucifer

MICHAEL MONROE reveals Blackout States artwork + co-headline tour with Hardcore Superstar



On the verge of releasing his latest solo outing “Blackout States” on October 9th via Spinefarm Records, today MICHAEL MONROE reveals the album artwork and track-listing (see below)



01. This Ain‘t No Love Song 02. Old King‘s Road 03. Goin’ Down With The Ship 04. Keep Your Eye On You 05. The Bastard’s Bash 06. Good Old Bad Days 07. R.L.F. 08. Blackout States 09. Under The Northern Lights 10. Permanent Youth 11. Dead Hearts On Denmark Street 12. Six Feet In The Ground 13. Walk Away 14. Break The Noose (vinyl LP bonus track)

The new MICHAEL MONROE album “Blackout States” will be released on October 9th, 2015. It was produced by Chips Kiesbye (The Hellacopters, Nomads, etc.) in Gothenburg, Sweden, and mixed by Petri Majuri in Helsinki, Finland.

The Michael Monroe band features bassist Sami Yaffa (Hanoi Rocks, New York Dolls), guitarists Steve Conte (New York Dolls, Willy DeVille) & Rich Jones (The Black Halos, Amen) and drummer Karl "Rockfist" Rosqvist (the Chelsea Smiles, Danzig).

On the new album, the legendary vocalist comments: “I’m extremely excited about our new album, ‘Blackout States’. It has all the ingredients of a perfect rock ‘n’ roll record – strong melodic songs with great meaningful lyrics that defy all clichés, delivered with a punky, ballsy attitude by a killer band. I highly recommend ‘Blackout States’ to anyone who’s even a little bit interested in what real, authentic, high energy rock ‘n’ roll at its best sounds like today.”

The album release is preceded by the launch of the first single, “Old King´s Road” (out on all digital platforms September 4th) and the accompanying video, directed by Monroe’s trusted man Ville Juurikkala (“Stained Glass Heart”, “Ballad Of The Lower East Side”).

MICHAEL MONROE will be hitting the road this Fall for a co-headlining tour with Sweden’s sleazemongers Hardcore Superstar and some very special UK shows with Alice Cooper. Dates below.

MICHAEL MONROE UK DATES OCTOBER 2015:

(CO- HEADLINING WITH HARDCORE SUPERSTAR)

Fri 09 Oct - Birmingham, UK - The Library Sat 10 Oct - Sheffield, UK - Corporation Sun 11 Oct - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - Cathouse Mon 12 Oct - Manchester, UK - Club Academy Tue 13 Oct - Norwich, UK - Waterfront Thu 15 Oct - London, UK - Electric Ballroom Thu 29 Oct - Plymouth, UK - Pavillions w/ Alice Cooper Fri 30 Oct - Swindon, UK - Oasis w/ Alice Cooper

Sunday, 23 August 2015

BUTCHER BABIES – 'Take It Like A Man' out now



The much-anticipated new BUTCHER BABIES album, 'Take It Like A Man', is out now!

'Take It Like A Man' marks their most abrasive and aggressive offering yet and while unrelenting, it also delivers crushing grooves backed with extremely catchy hooks. The album was recorded in the Hollywood Hills with renowned producer Logan Mader (Five Finger Death Punch, Gojira).

Order your copy of 'Take It Like A Man' at CMDistro or get the digital album HERE & HERE.

Listen to the brand new track 'Never Go Back':



If you haven’t seen it yet, click here for BUTCHER BABIES' striking new music video for 'Monsters Ball':



'Take It Like A Man' track-listing:

01. Monsters Ball 02. Igniter 03. The Cleansing 04. The Butcher 05. Gravemaker 06. Thrown Away 07. Never Go Back 08. Marquee 09. Blood Soaked Hero 10. Dead Man Walking 11. For The Fight 12. Blonde Girls All Look The Same

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Sepultura Interviewed in Dublin August 2015



ZARDONIC - Metal EDM Rises Against All Odds



International Metal EDM Producer ZARDONIC has released the single "Against All Odds" off of his highly anticipated debut album on eOne Music, Antihero. The massive album boasts a phenomenal collection of 26 not to be missed tracks, including instrumental mixes as well as remixes from Voicians, The Outside Agency, Evol Intent, Heavygrinder, Darksiderz, Esparta, Dub Elements, Counterstrike, and Rusty K.

I’d like to think this is a special song for him, not only because of the quality, but because Zardonic has been at the forefront of his sound, gaining mass popularity despite creating a style that isn’t accepted by the mass of dance music listeners, although it should! With “Against All Odds” you get vicious breaks mixed with heavy guitar riffs that will rip your ears apart in the best way possible. - Tyler Trew - Your EDM Listen to ZARDONIC "Against All Odds":



I’m trying to expand to something different this time. It is heavy, it is metal, but it is not strictly DNB anymore. Granted 6 out of 10 of the original tracks have a DNB beat, but I also did two electro tracks, a breakbeat / dubstep track and a glitch hop track. It also has instrumental mixes and remixes by Rusty K, Counterstrike, Dub Elements, Esparta, Darksiderz, Heavygrinder, Evol Intent, The Outside Agency and Voicians. All in different genres spanning from Big Room House to Crossbreed / Gabber. This is an album for the people. For everyone. No more closed niches, no more tight scenes, no more underground “stupid kids don’t deserve to hear this” mindset. There is something here for everyone, and everyone will be pleased. Or not. But I am, and that’s what matters to me first. - ZARDONIC

ESKIMO CALLBOY TO PLAY 7 HEADLINE UK SHOWS IN SUPPORT OF NEW ALBUM, ‘CRYSTALS’, OUT NOW VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS



Eskimo Callboy have caused a proper furore since their formation in 2010; millions of views on YouTube, sold out tours, the biggest festivals in the world, crazy shows and even crazier parties…

Eskimo Callboy are testament to the fact that the German music scene never ceases to throw up hugely entertaining surprises!

Earlier this year the band released their third album, ‘Crystals’, via Spinefarm Records; and now UK fans can get in on the party too, with live dates set to take place in October – their first UK run since the release of this new record. Support will be provided by The One Hundred and Cabin Boy Jumped Ship.

UK tour dates:

08.10.15 London Underworld 09.10.15 Southampton Joiners 10.10.15 Manchester Satans Hollow 11.10.15 Sheffield Corporation 12.10.15 Glasgow Audio 13.10.15 Birmingham The Rainbow 14.10.15 Plymouth The Underground

Tickets available HERE

Listen to Eskimo Callboy’s cover of pop song ‘Tearing Up My Heart’ by N’SYNC here:



‘Crystals’ is out now via Spinefarm Records and can be purchased via Amazon or iTunes.

Monday, 17 August 2015

NERVOSA NOW TOURING THE UK



NERVOSA, have taken the scene by storm! Since the release of their critically acclaimed debut Victim Of Yourself (Napalm Records), these three girls have pushed the pedal to the metal! They offer the listener high-speed riffs, furious drumming and raging leads from bassist Fernanda Lira!

NERVOSA Kick off their UK tour last week!

The all-female Thrash Metal combo from Sao Paolo, Brazil have just unleashed their brand new music video for the track “Into Moshpit"! http://www.bigcheesemagazine.com/videos/article/nervosa-into-moshpit-uk-premiere

NERVOSA, have taken the scene by storm! Since the release of their critically acclaimed debut Victim Of Yourself (Napalm Records), these three girls have pushed the pedal to the metal! They offer the listener high-speed riffs, furious drumming and raging leads from bassist Fernanda Lira!

17.08.15 UK – Evesham / The Iron Road 18.08.15 UK - Birmingham / Asylum 2 19.08.15 UK - Cambridge / The Portland Arms 20.08.15 UK - Norwich / Owl Sanctuary 21.08.15 UK - Bournemouth / Anvil

26.08.15 LV - Riga / Nabaklab 27.08.15 EE - Tallin / Tapper 28.08.15 RU - St. Petersburg / Backstage Club 29.08.15 RU - Moscow / Brooklyn 30.08.15 RU - Tver / Soboka Mile 31.08.15 RU - Smolensk / A-Club 01.09.15 RU - Novomoskovsk / Mad Dog 02.09.15 RU - Voronezh / Exit Club 03.09.15 RU - Rostov On Don / Podzemka 04.09.15 RU - Krasnodar / SY 27 06.09.15 RU - Tula / M2 Club