Sunday, 29 March 2015
Long Beach hard rockers SUNFLOWER DEAD will make their first trip overseas this summer and cap it with two dates as performing as support on KORN’s 20th Anniversary Shows in the United Kingdom in July.
KORN w/ Special Guests SNOT & SUNFLOWER DEAD
Wednesday July 15 – Manchester 02 Apollo
Thursday July 16 – London 02 Academy Brixton *SOLD OUT*
Having recently completed tracking and mixing of their sophomore full-length album with the assistance of producers Dave Fortman (Evanescence, Slipknot, Godsmack, Mudvayne) and Mikey Doling (Snot, Gemini Syndrome), the band is tentatively eyeing a late Summer/Fall 2015 release of the effort.
Stay tuned for more details coming soon about SUNFLOWER DEAD’s upcoming album, additional overseas tour dates and US Tour dates.
ABOUT SUNFLOWER DEAD:
SUNFLOWER DEAD hail from Long Beach, CA and are no strangers to hard rock and metal scene, as the band is a rebirth of sorts. Three-fifths of the band rise from the ashes of former nationally recognized touring acts DROID andTwo Hit Creeper. They are rounded out by additional band members who have toured internationally with Buckethead, In This Moment and Memento. Their former bands have earned national recognition by touring alongside Korn, Linkin Park, HELLYEAH, Five Finger Death Punch, The Family Values Tour & the Vans Warped Tour.
SUNFLOWER DEAD is:
Michael - vocals, piano, accordion Jaboo - lead guitar Jamie Teissere - guitar Leighton "Lats" Kearns - bass Jimmy Schultz - drums
After THERION, LOVELORN DOLLS, OOMPH!, THE FIELDS OF THE NEPHILIM and KILLING JOKE, the Belgian doom metal / wave / industrial festival EUROROCK announces 2 more names in the metal genre: The legendary British doom metal act ANATHEMA and the German symphonic metal band XANDRIA !
Both bands will be playing on Saturday May 16th. ANATHEMA will be bringing material from their 2014 album "Distant Satellites", their 10th, which was released on 9 June 2014 via Kscope. XANDRIA will be performing live with Dutch Ex Libris singer Dianne van Giersbergen!
2 more acts will be announced shortly.
EUROROCK takes place on 14 - 15 - 16 May 2015 in Neerpelt (BE) near the Dutch, German border. Tickets and info: www.eurorock.be. 70% of the tickets have now sold, so be fast if you want to be at the festival.
Playing at this edition : Front 242 – The Orb – ASP – Oomph! – Apoptygma Berzerk – Anathema – Xandria – Fields Of The Nephilim – Therion – Killing Joke – Kant Kino – The Bellwether Syndicate – Stahlzeit – Vive La Fête – Diary of Dreams – Whispers in the shadow – Legend – Peter Hook (Celebration of Joy Division) – Tanzwut – Suicide Commando – XMH -Alien Vampires – Implant – Star Industry – Lovelorn Dolls – The Juggernauts – Lescure 13 – A Split Second – Crash Course In Science – Stin Scatzor – Arbeid Adelt – Absolute Body Control – Lacrimas Profundere – Asrai – Stoneman – Luc Van Acker – Portrait (B) – Customs – The Crüxshadows – The Dallas Project – Monica Jeffries – The Neon Judgement – Stubru party ‘Was het nu 80,90,2000′, Depeche mode Party plus more tbc.
Thursday, 26 March 2015
Metal Blade to release PENTAGRAM live album 'When The Screams Come' for the first time ever on vinyl
Metal Blade to release PENTAGRAM live album 'When The Screams Come' for the first time ever on vinyl!
Double vinyl version to include five exclusive bonus tracks! Pre-order live!
Previously only available on DVD, Metal Blade has teamed up with PENTAGRAM to release "When The Screams Come" on the 17th of April for the first time ever on vinyl!
The album features the amazing live show captured during Maryland Deathfest 2010 plus five additional exclusive bonus tracks recorded in 2014.
"When The Screams Come" will be released on gatefold double vinyl in three versions (180 g black - clear/blue splatter - red). A free poster comes with all three versions!
Day Of Reckoning - 03:11 Forever My Queen - 02:42 Ask No More - 04:11 Run My Course - 02:57 You're Lost, I'm Free - 02:53 Review Your Choices - 03:24 Total: 19:18 mm:ss
Petrified - 06:38 Relentless - 04:37 All Your Sins - 05:38 Total: 16:52 mm:ss
20 Buck Spin - 05:44 Sign Of The Wolf - 04:37 When The Screams Come - 09:38 Total: 19:59 mm:ss Side D:
Bonus tracks recorded October 31st, 2014 at the "HEAVY HALLOWEEN SHOW" at Arts Riot, Burlington, VT Death Row - 04:48 Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood (cover) - 04:53 Vampyre Love - 03:57 Nothing Left - 04:05 Relentless Reprise - 01:30 Total: 19:13 mm:ss
Cult rock legend Bobby Liebling has been churning out genre defining and highly admired hard rock/doom metal for over 40 years with PENTAGRAM. Within its first decade, the band is largely regarded as co-creating two subgenres of hard rock; Heavy Metal at the birth of the 1970's and Doom towards its death.
May 21 - Antwerpen, Belgium May 22 - Rock Hard Festival, Gelsenkirchen, Germany May 23 - Backstage Halle, Munich, Germany May 24 - Club Vaudeville, Lindau, Germany May 25 - Arena, Vienna, Austria May 27 - UT Connewitz, Leipzig, Germany May 28 - SO36, Berlin, Germany May 29 - Klubsen, Hamburg, Germany
WOVENWAR are excited to return to the UK in May for a a run of headline dates supported by As Lions followed by a club tour on thje continent as direct support to SYLOSIS!
Comments the band: “If we lads in Wovenwar had a pence for every great show memory experienced in the Europe, our trousers'd be loaded with one or two quid... each. Off our trolley's in enthused anticipation of our upcoming tour, we look forward to performing many more wonderful moments with you lot. Cheers!“
Catch them here:
+ As Lions
27/05/15 UK – Nottingham – Rock City 28/05/15 UK – Manchester – Sound Control 29/05/15 UK – London – Underworld 30/05/15 UK – Bristol – Exchange 31/05/15 UK – Glasgow – King Tut´s
Prior to that WOVENWAR will head out on a co-headliner with Sylosis
+ WOVENWAR + guests
12/05/15 FR – Paris – O´Sullivans 13/05/15 NL – Haarlem – Patronaat 14/05/15 BE – Vosselaar – Biebob 15/05/15 DE – Aschaffenburg – Colos Saal 16/05/15 DE – Karlsruhe – Stadtmitte 17/05/15 DE – München – Strom 19/05/15 CH – Aarau – Kiff 20/05/15 IT – Milano – Factory 21/05/15 AT – Wien – Szene 22/05/15 DE – Nürnberg – Rockfabrik 23/05/15 DE – Berlin – Magnet 24/05/15 DE – Hamburg – Logo 25/05/15 DE – Köln – Underground
Make sure to check out the latest video from WOVENWAR “Death to Rights”. The clip was directed by Josh Klein and Nick Hipa.
If you haven't had a chance to check out the stunning debut offering from WOVENWAR, you are truly missing out on one of the most impactful metal albums in years. The band kicked off 2015 on a massive North American tour alongside Periphery and Nothing More to nothing but rave reviews.
WOVENWAR's self-titled debut was released in August of 2014 and landed at #36 on the Billboard Top 200 charts. On iTunes, the album peaked at #2 on the rock charts, and #1 on the metal charts during its week of release. In Germany the album landed on position 41 in the official Media Control Charts.
Revolver Magazine heralded the album as “more multifaceted than anything by As I Lay Dying,” and Decibel Magazine added that “WOVENWAR sounds confident, vital, and even liberated on this splendid debut.”
PURSON have joined forces with Spinefarm Records for a worldwide deal that will see second studio album, ‘Desire’s Magic Theatre’, released this autumn in the wake of a number of high-profile festivals & shows, including Download in the UK.
The UK outfit – whose music touches a variety of realms, including folk, prog, psychedelic, gothic & classic rock, blending other-worldly romance with shadowy foreboding – are currently in the studio putting the finishing touches to ‘Desire’s Magic Theatre’, which will be released under the Spinefarm / Machine Elf Records banner.
Says singer / guitarist / song-writer Rosalie Cunningham: “As I sit here in the control room at Gizzard Studios, the pride of East London, I’m excitedly realising that our second album has turned out to be everything I’d imagined and more!
“My world has been so consumed by it that I’ve barely been able to reflect on what it has become: a technicolour variety show, a playful display of the musical whims only briefly hinted at in our previous work; a psychedelic rock opera dedicated to our good friends Sarge Pepper and Zig Stardust.
“The twists in the tale have been carved out by the path we’ve taken over the last 12 months. It’s been constantly shape-shifting and developing with all the wonderful experiences we’ve had.
“On behalf of the band, I give thanks to everyone who has bought a Purson record and been to our shows. Your continued support means everything… and you have our promise that the best is yet to come…”
Says Spinefarm Records General Manager UK, Dante Bonutto: “I’ve been following Purson since the early days of their career, and I’ve always considered the band something special; I like their vision, their theatricality, and their refusal to be corralled by a single musical genre. Purson really do have an expansive approach to their craft, and as a song-writer, Rosalie is a unique talent on the rise. In all ways, their future is bright, and I’m delighted that Spinefarm & Purson have now forged this fresh alliance...”
PURSON are also thrilled to confirm an appearance at this year’s Download Festival, playing live on the hallowed ground of Donington Park for the first time – part of a run of European events and UK shows that kicked off in March…
“A phenomenal year beckons for us and we look forward to a schedule packed with live shows at a variety of venues including the spiritual home of rock – Donington Park. We are ecstatic to be playing at the mighty Download Festival!” – Rosalie Cunningham
The band– Cunningham, George Hudson (guitars), Justin Smith (bass) & Sam Shove (keyboards) – will once again meet up with KISS at Download, having opened for them on last year’s KISS Kruise; Purson also rounded off 2014 with a nomination in the ‘Limelight’ category for new & emerging talent at the Classic Prog Awards, following which theyreleased (in November) the four-track 'In The Meantime' EP, mastered by John Davis from Metropolis (Zeppelin, U2, Lana Del Rey, etc.] The EP – along with their acclaimed debut album, 2013's ‘The Circle and the Blue Door’ – saw their colour-saturated tapestries of Sabbath and Beatles- tinged tales, evoking the sinister folkish English horror of the early ’70s, celebrated by the likes of Classic Rock, Mojo, BBC 6Music, BBC Radio1, Metal Hammer, XFM and Kerrang!.
PURSON LIVE IN 2015
02 April LONDON, Lea Beat Bespoke with Wolfpeople 17 April BOLTON, Railway 18 April SOUTHEND, Railway 15 May LONDON, The Roundhouse w/Electric Wizard 29 - 31 May NURBURG / EIFEL, Der Ring Festival - Grüne Hölle Rock 29 - 31 May MUNICH, Rockavaria Festival www.rockavaria.de 13 June DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL, Castle Donington www.downloadfestival.co.uk
Wednesday, 25 March 2015
American Pie movie star THOMAS NICHOLAS is back with new full length album entitled ‘Security’ due for release on May 25th 2015 via PledgeMusic. Fans can already check out the first single to be taken from the forthcoming release 'Don't Stop' by clicking the link below:
Listen to the track on Soundcloud here:
Nicholas thought long and hard when it came to the process of launching his new album and decided that with PledgeMusic he could build a strong foundation for the release whilst also supporting a great cause, as PledgeMusic now offer the option to support a non profit organisation as part of your campaign. In this case, St Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital is the benefactor of the Thomas Nicholas Band campaign. The centre, founded in 1962 is a paediatric treatment & research facility that focuses on the treatment of catastrophic diseases.
As well as supporting this excellent cause the campaign will also offer numerous exclusive items that cannot be purchased anywhere else, including signed American Pie memorabilia and copies of the album on vinyl which is a format the band have never released music on before.
See more details on the campaign here: www.pledgemusic.com/projects/thomas-nicholas-band
The Thomas Nicholas Band will return to the UK next month to play the below dates.
24th April – Milton Keynes @ The Craufurd Arms 25th April – Bristol @ Hit The Deck Festival 26th April – Nottingham @ Hit The Deck Festival 27th April – Kingston @ Banquet Records 28th April – London @ Aces & Eights 29th April – Swansea – The Scene 30th April – London @ Tooting Tram & Social 1st May – Bournemouth @ Sound Circus 3rd May – Mountain Ash @ Mountain Ash Inn 4th May – Cardiff @ The Moon Club
Toronto, Canada - Canadian-born founder of Skinny Puppy, Kevin Crompton (aka Cevin Key), began to release solo material in the late 90s after the dissolution of his main project Skinny Puppy and in between albums by his more experimental work with Download.
The first solo album was Music For Cats, a co-release between Key's own Sub-Conscious Communications and US-label Metropolis Records. Released in 1998, the album featured an assortment of guests, including Dwayne Goettel (Skinny Puppy), Genesis P.Orridge (Psychic TV, Throbbing Gristle), Philth (Download), and Mark Spybey (Dead Voices on Air). The album's title was thought by some to be a direct reference to the end of Skinny Puppy; it is music for cats, not puppies.
Out of print for many years, Music For Cats now sees new life as a double-LP vinyl release through Artoffact Records. A limited edition on blue and pink vinyl sold out within 48 hours of announcement. A new see-thru green edition is now available alongside the standard black version. The double-LP is limited to 550 copies and the gatefold sleeve contains new photos by Cevin Key. The vinyl is set to be released on May 12th.
More release details, including track listing: www.stormingthebase.com
Skinny Puppy live @ Amnesia Rock Fest, Montebello, Quebec (June 18-21)
Brooklyn, NY - Alternative rock band Amatory Murder have released the Official Music Video for their single "My Nightmare"!
The Amatory Murder are proud to announce the music video release to our newest single, 'My Nightmare'. Continuing our theme of psychological anxiety and terror, the video was directed by David Bunting and contains subtle references to such taboo topics as the Illuminati, self-degradation, and dream analysis. Our main character is broken down throughout the song, questioning what is actually waking life and what is subconscious. Evident too is the influence from one of our greatest musical inspirations, Pink Floyd. We hope our family of Murderers enjoy this visual work of art as much as we enjoyed making it. - The Amatory Murder
Watch The Amatory Murder "My Nightmare" Official Music Video:
Recorded & Produced by Christian Peppas Performed by The Amatory Murder Mixed & Mastered by Jonathan Jetter at Right Angle Studios, NY Vocals: Christian Peppas Guitars: Joseph Nessim Video Directed & Edited by David Bunting at King Killer Studios, NY Makeup & Props: Crystal Noir Co-starring Debbie Agosto and Crystal Noir
About The Amatory Murder:
The Amatory Murder is an alternative rock band based in Brooklyn, New York that has shared the stage with bands including Alesana, My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult, Farewell My Love, The Red Paintings, Megosh, Justin Symbol, Get Scared, and Blood On The Dance Floor. Following in the footsteps of influential artists Pink Floyd, Nine Inch Nails, and Muse, the group employs a variety of foundational sounds utilizing synthetic atmospheres, piano and programmed beat arrangements. Mixed with organic drums, heavy guitars and catchy hooks, the tracks are then topped off with angst-ridden lyrics.
In 2014, The Amatory Murder released their third record, Exploiting Our Dreams which was recorded, produced and financed entirely by themselves. Their newest single, 2015's "My Nightmare" continues the theme of neurosis, nightmares and deep-rooted fears. For the accompanying music video, they once again hired director David Bunting who directed last year's lyric video for the song 'A Haunting'. The song can be purchased via The Amatory Murder's Bandcamp page and comes with a bonus track remix of the single by DJ Elbow.
Recently, the band has been taken under the wing of Farewell My Love frontman Chad Kowal who has been assisting them with artist development. The Amatory Murder will be opening for rock band Julien K (the side project of Orgy members Amir Derakh and Ryan Shuck) at The Studio at Webster Hall on April 24th in New York City for Julien K's record release show. This summer they will be playing some east coast tour dates with Farewell My Love.
Tuesday, 24 March 2015
Atreyu, one of the most prominent bands of the '00s American metal scene, exited a period of self-imposed dormancy in 2014 to the delight of fans. They played several shows. They released a brand new song, "So Others May Live," which became an instant social media trending topic. The song touched on an important topical issue—what veterans who serve their country feel and experience upon returning home from duty. The song's heartfelt subject was matched by its musical heft.
Now, the So Cal band has revealed the video for the song. Watch it here:
In addition to this adrenalized live video, which proves that Atreyu have not lost a step since returning to action and that they are as vital and vibrant as they ever were, the band will participate in Record Store Day, which is Saturday, April 18.
They will release a 7" featuring both "So Others May Live" and the brand new track "When the Day Is Done." These are the first new Atreyu songs to surface since 2009.
This live footage, which captures the band in its most natural state, was filmed at The Observatory in Ateryu's native California in December of 2014.
The clip truly captures the electrifying essence and vibe that is always present at an Atreyu concert, due to the exchange of energy between the band and its dedicated fans. It also puts the viewer front and center, as though you were pressed up against the barrier after taking a whirl in the pit.
A brand new Atreyu album will be released later this year via the joint venture partnership between Raw Power Management’s Search&Destroy label and Spinefarm Records.
The band will play a very special, intimate, one-off and sold-out headline show at the Camden Underworld, London, on April 29th . Further to this, they will perform at their first European festival since their 2014 return to action, making an appearance at Groezrock in Belgium on May 1st 2015.
After more than a decade of silence, gloomy melodic New York metallers PIST.ON have confirmed an end to their self imposed exile and are set to reunite. Having never officially split up, the band is ready to pick up from where they left off. Henry Font (Vocals / Guitar), Burton Gans (Guitar) and Jeff McManus (Drums) from the bands’ last album ‘$ell Out’, will be joined by new bass guitarist Jack Hanley (ex THE DEADLYZ).
Commenting on the reunion the band said: “It feels great being reunited after all this time.”
“When we got together for our first rehearsal, it was as if we’d never been apart; the chemistry was still there.”
“We kinda left everything hanging after our last tour but never split, just took a back seat and dealt with a lot of professional and personal issues that was thrown at us. We’ve all moved on but we kept in touch over the years .In our own minds we always had the desire to get back together, but it was never talked about until recently.”
“We’re excited at having the chance to do this again. We’re jumping back in and gonna see how it goes.”
Discussing their new material the band added: “It's been a great time experimenting with different ideas. Having the chance to use some of the newer technology on the PIST.ON sound is helping us work through the process. Things are moving in a positive way. It’s feeling like the best work we have done.”
Regarding his addition to the group, new bass guitarist Jack Hanley said: “I am very proud and excited to join a band I am very much a real fan of. These guys are amazing musicians and great guys. I feel right at home in PIST.ON and can’t wait for all the great music to come. It is a wonderful opportunity to work with them and I could not be happier.”
Work has already started on new material and plans are in place for a European tour in autumn 2015, which is due to be confirmed imminently.
Plagued by a number of professional and personal challenges, it took some time for PIST.ON to come to terms with the way that the band spectacularly imploded at the end of their last European tour in 2001 - an episode they have more or less kept to themselves. At the time, years of pent up frustration and inner turmoil finally boiled over as the catalyst which had held the band together eventually led to their undoing, resulting in bass player Val.ium leaving the band. In the intervening years the remaining members have pursued various musical interests, but feel the time has never been better than now to bring PIST.ON back into the limelight.
PIST.ON released two albums - ‘Number One’ through Mayhem / Atlantic Records in 1996 and ‘$ell Out’ through Mayhem / Music For Nations in 1999.
Following the release of the Josh Silver produced debut ’Number One’ and the first single ‘Grey Flap’ through Mayhem, PIST.ON had an instant reaction with fans, leading to strong album sales. The attention the band was gaining sparked major label interest from Atlantic Records, who subsequently secured a deal for the world-wide release of ‘Number One’. However the relationship with Atlantic was short lived. With sales approaching gold status, PIST.ON came under pressure from the label to make a number of changes which the band were unhappy with. As a result the band took the decision to leave Atlantic.
In an interview at the time Henry Font recalled "Atlantic records saw the chance to make a lot of money because we were an unknown band selling a lot of records with virtually no airplay. Problem was, they didn't know what to do with us".
PIST.ON returned to Mayhem for the release of the follow up album, ‘$ell Out’, which was a reaction to the troubling experiences they had encountered under the rule of Atlantic Records. Their frustration was clearly visible on tracks such as ‘Suddenly Sober’ and ‘Low’.
PIST.ON toured the US and Europe on numerous tours, with Marilyn Manson, Korn, Clutch, Fu Manchu, Type O Negative, Queensryche, The Misfits and many more. The tours solidified the bands presence, building a healthy following on both sides of the Atlantic.
Following the stealth attack of new track ‘Barbarian’ exploding onto the internet last month, THE DARKNESS have announced details of the first single from their forthcoming fourth album ‘Last Of Our Kind’. ‘Open Fire’ is an explosion of rock which sounds like The Darkness if The Darkness were offered a million pounds to come up with the best song ever in 10 minutes and then 10 minutes later The Darkness are all just driving around in Ferraris – sweet! The track is released on the same day as the album, June 1st via Kobalt Label Services and and is the first album to feature new drummer Emily Dolan Davies.
Check it out here:
The band have just completed a warm-up tour of Ireland where some of the new songs from the album received their first airing and the classics were dusted off for the enjoyment of fans new and old alike.
'Last of Our Kind', released 1st June is the meaty and impassioned follow-up to 2012’s ‘Hot Cakes’ which saw the band reunited having enjoyed a well-publicised and well-deserved hiatus. As distinguished guests of Def Leppard, The Darkness destroyed Download Festival in 2011, then waved goodbye to their loved ones and toured planet Earth for over 18 months. They rounded off 2013 with a celebratory tour marking the 10th Anniversary of their legendary number one debut album. 'Permission to Land' featured the classics ‘I Believe In a Thing Called Love’, 'Love is Only a Feeling', 'Love on the Rocks with No Ice' and 'Love is a Many Splendoured Thing'; it was the fastest selling debut album by a British band in America since that of The Spice Girls.
'Last of Our Kind' will be released on limited edition colour vinyl, Compact Disc and downloadable computer files. The Darkness will be announcing more touring plans for later this soon.
New single: ‘OPEN FIRE’ – 1st June 2015
New album: ‘LAST OF OUR KIND’ – 1st June 2015
Barbarian * Open Fire * Last of Our Kind * Roaring Waters * Wheels of the Machine *Mighty Wings * Mudslide * Sarah O’Sarah * Hammer & Tongs * Conquerors
You heard it! Blastfest 2016 will be celebrating its national metal scene and will boast a lineup that will be 100% Norwegian. Has that even been done before?
It's hard to imagine how when the first ever Blastfest took place in Bergen in 2014 organisers were going to beat the lineup that had been assembled. But, 2015 smashed its predecessor out of the park with bands such as Watain, Satyricon, At The Gates, Primordial, Decapitated, Melechesh, Craft, Demilich and more taking to the stage in what will undoubtedly go down as a major highlight in this year's festival calendar.
Just hours after the final note rang out across the venue at Blastfest 2015 organisers were brainstorming ideas for the third edition of the festival and here we are, a brand new concept - A One Time Only Celebration Of The Norwegian Metal Scene!
The first round of bands has also been announced including Green Carnation, Ihsahn, Ancient and the very first headliner, Gorgoroth. Read on...
Red Harvest: An always supremely crushing live band and a true Norwegian phenomenon is back! Six years ago they called it quits, after filling the world with industrial angst for over two decades. Blastfest welcome you to dive into a greater darkness, to handle the cold dark matter that is none other than extreme industrial metal band Red Harvest. This reunion is going to be a fucking hammer-blow to the solar plexus!
Green Carnation: Dissolved in 2007 and sporting members that have been a part of class acts such as Emperor, Satyricon, Carpathian Forest, Blood Red Throne, Tristania, Sirenia, etc. This band has finally reunited!!! The usual selling points are completely unnecessary, so we’ll just skip them altogether this time. Why? Because Green Carnation have not only reunited to appear at Blastfest 2016, but they have also agreed to play their masterpiece Light Of Day, Day Of Darkness in its entirety! ‘Nuff said!
Ihsahn: A major figure in the Norwegian black metal scene as a founding member of Emperor, Ihsahn has since become the front man of his very own band. Still the primus motor, and in charge of orchestral manoeuvres, his eponymously dubbed solo project sees him channel the sophisticated dark arts through a more progressive expression. In a fitting move, he also uses the members of progressive metal band Leprous as his live backing band. Five critically acclaimed albums have been released by the multi instrumentalist and light bringer. All of which make us really look forward to finally having Ihsahn grace Blastfest! - Thus spake Blastfest.
Ancient: It’s been eleven years since they released their last album, but 2015 will see them bring their long awaited Back To The Land Of The Dead to life - and in 2016 they will come back to the land of Blastfest. If that isn't enough, 2016 marks the 20th anniversary of their album The Cainian Chronicle. So brace yourselves for 'Lilith’s Embrace' in a live setting, because the renowned and reviled Ancient are finally returning to their roots in Bergen, Norway. This time around they are also bringing the infamous Nick Barker (Cradle Of Filth, Dimmu Borgir, Lock Up, etc, etc) behind the drumkit.
In The Woods: If you’re In The Woods and in the woods, and there’s no one else around and a tree falls, would anyone hear the tree fall? Well, the answer is probably 42, so let’s just get on with it: the point is that Blastfest has gotten hold of a band oozing psychedelia throughout all eras of their career: In The Woods. The band has stood out by progressing immensely through their active years. They started out in the black metal vein with Isle Of Men, presented extreme metal extraordinaire with Heart Of Ages, and before calling it a day released Three Times Seven On A Pilgrimage where the band even included their own takes on King Crimson, Pink Floyd, and Jefferson Airplane. 2016 sees In The Woods back on stage, and better than ever, at Blastfest!
Funeral: Feeling empty, feeling full of despair, feeling sad and gloomy? No worries, Blastfest will patch you up paradoxically with the flagship of Norwegian doom metal, Funeral. Pioneers of the funeral doom genre, the creators of such masterpieces as Tragedies and From These Wounds, and probably the only band to lyrically address the neurological condition tardive dyskinesia (involuntary, repetitive body movements). Funeral will definitely bring you a solid dose of tristesse. “La tristesse durera toujours.” Pft! Blastfest 2016 cures everything, Vincent!
Khold: Varden tennes, Kari Bremnes! Blastfest hereby welcome Khold to the 2016 lineup. Since their formation in 2000 they have been devoted to parsimony in their musical expression, and are almost the equivalent of Occam’s razor as applied to black metal; groove and the good riff is in the main agenda here, not a bunch of gothic dresses and cheap synths. Their lyrics are also noteworthy, mainly written in their native Norwegian tongue, and written by the band's “fifth member”, Hildr, wife of vocalist and guitarist Gard. Recently the band released their sixth album, Til Endes, and we are really looking forward to hear that material in a live setting here in Bergen. Blastfest: der kulden rår!
Blood Tsunami: Thrash ‘till death! What would a proper Blastfest be without a thrash alibi? Well, to make sure the universe stays in order, Blastfest hereby pull Blood Tsunami out of festival booker Yngve’s circus hat! Fronted by former MTV VJ and lifetime thrasher Pete Evil, and with none other than Faust of Emperor fame behind the drumkit, these guys will give all the other bands a run for their money. Expect thrash metal that rips you a new one, nothing less!
Virus: Time to go viral! From the ashes of cult 90’s ensemble Ved Buens Ende a phoenix arose, it bore the name of Virus. Over the course of three full-length albums and an EP they have put the avantgarde back in the Norwegian metal scene. Brilliant song writing, good musicianship, and members also currently associated with acts such as Beyond Dawn, Aura Noir, Lamented Souls and Audiopain … Well, this is surely one of the names to follow in the current Norwegian scene, and Blastfest are proud to welcome them to the 2016 lineup.
Manes: Be All, End All is what they named their most recent album, and Manes is certainly a band that encompasses all, and then some. From their first formative steps as a pure black metal outfit, they have since evolved into what must be deemed an eclectic mixture of multiple genres, never compromising, never conforming, never obeying, and most importantly, a part of the Blastfest 2016 fold. Whatever they have in store for us this time it surely can’t be missed. This is artistry!
Gorgoroth: It’s on high time that we present one of the true legends of the Bergen black metal scene. Hence we give you Satan’s propaganda ministerium on earth, Gorgoroth. The notorious collective lead by Infernus have so far released nine albums, with a tenth scheduled for release this coming June, Instinctus Bestialis. It’s already been six years since the band were on stage in Bergen, so they will be catering to a hungry local audience. Blastfest welcome you all, also those who are traveling from afar, bring your hammer and join together under the sign of hell at Blastfest 2016!
Tristania: Do you remember when Norway, and especially the area of Rogaland, completely dominated the gothic metal scene in the late 90’s? Well, Blastfest figured this lineup needed some velvet, blood and tears, and large New Rock boots… Or, things have changed since then, or at least the shoe fashion. However, Tristania still delivers powerful melodic metal, now more than ever.
A One Time Only Celebration Of The Norwegian Metal Scene!
Blastfest 2016 - Bergen, Norway
17 Feb - Garage, 18 - 20 Feb - USF Verftet
Ancient | Blood Tsunami | Funeral | Gorgoroth | Green Carnation | Ihsahn | In The Woods | Khold | Manes | Red Harvest | Tristania | Virus | Plus More TBA
Tickets on sale now: www.billettservice.no
Book accommodation at the official festival hotel www.augustin.no using the promotion code "BLASTFEST" for a discounted rate.
Photo credit: Dan Santoni
U.S. nu-metal legends Coal Chamber took a hefty 13-year break – but before they went on hiatus, they thrilled thousands of fans worldwide with the wickedest of all grooves that churned out 90s anthems like ‘Loco’ and ‘Big truck’. Frontman Dez Fafara went on to reach superstardom with DevilDriver, but there`s nothing like old love: Rivals is Coal Chamber`s fourth album and has been produced by Mark Lewis (Whitechapel, DevilDriver). Behold: the trademarks of the band encounter exciting and mature songwriting; all adding up to one furious comeback!
19.05.2015 USA/CAN 22.05.2015 GSA, RoE, AUS 25.05.2015 UK/NOR/FR/DK/IT 27.05.2015 SE/ESP
w/ Filter, Combichrist and American Head Charge
3/6: Tempe, AZ @ Marquee 3/7: Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues 3/8: San Francisco, CA @ Regency Grand 3/9: Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades 3/11: Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market 3/12: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater 3/13: Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory 3/14: Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory 3/16: Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall 3/17: Wichita, KS @ The Cottillion 3/18: Tulsa, OK @ Cains Ballroom 3/20: Milwaukee, WI @ Rave 3/21: Detroit, MI @ Harpos 3/22: Joliet, IL @ Mojoes 3/23: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue* 3/25: Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall 3/26: Toronto, ON @ Opera House 3/27: Niagara Falls, NY @ Rapids Theater 3/28: Worcester, MA @ Palladium 3/29: New York, NY @ Webster Hall 3/31: Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live 4/1: Hartford, CT @ The Webster 4/2: Patchogue, NY @ The Emporium 4/3: Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom 4/4: Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero 4/6: Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls 4/7: Norfolk, VA @ The Norva 4/8: Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore Charlotte 4/9: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade 4/10: Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall 4/11: Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live 4/12: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live
w/ Soil, American Head Charge & Dope
20.05.15 UK - Leeds / Stylus 21.05.15 UK - Norwich / THE LCR 22.05.15 UK - Warwick / Copper Rooms 23.05.15 UK - Notthingham / Rock City 24.05.15 SCO - Glasgow / ABC 26.05.15 UK - Bristol / Motion 27.05.15 UK - Exeter / Lemon Grove 28.05.15 UK - Brighton / Concorde 2 29.05.15 UK - Wolverhampton / Wulfrun 30.05.15 UK - Manchester / The Ritz 31.05.15 UK - London / Koko
w/ Soil & American Head Charge:
01.06.15 NL - Amsterdam / Melkweg Max 02.06.15 LUX - Luxembourg / Kulturfabrik 03.06.15 BE - Antwerp / Trix 04.06.15 DE - Wiesbaden / Schlachthof 07.06.15 AT - Vienna / Vienna Rocks
Almost six years have passed since the world saw a new studio album from Metal Icons W.A.S.P. That is about to change as W.A.S.P. has signed a new worldwide record deal with Austria’s Napalm Records. W.A.S.P. will release their 15th studio album titled Golgotha this August.
"W.A.S.P. are excited to announce they have signed an exclusive recording contract with Napalm Records. We chose Napalm for their personal belief and professional commitment to our career. We're looking forward to years of great success together starting with the release of our upcoming album Golgotha", states W.A.S.P. front man Blackie Lawless.
Vice President of Napalm Records Thomas Caser on W.A.S.P. joining Napalm Records: “It is a true honor to announce this signing today, a dream has come true. With their impressive career and ability to create musical masterpieces W.A.S.P have always been one of the most influential Metal bands out there since the beginning of their career. We are thrilled about the upcoming album Golgotha which will be released this summer!”
W.A.S.P. came out of the Los Angeles Metal scene in 1982 gaining notoriety for their shock rock antics. With a career spanning over 3 decades, 17 world tours, and now their 15th studio album, they are a metal band that has evolved in maturity without having lost their signature sound, unlike many of their peers from their origins. Golgotha will continue down the path that 2007's Dominator and 2009's Babylon started on, both in production style and theme. Six years in the making, Golgotha will undoubtedly lead the listeners on the emotionally epic undertaking that W.A.S.P. has become acclaimed for!
Thursday, 19 March 2015
Photo by Jaakko Manninen Photography
What became a genuine international phenomenon actually started out on a farm in central Finland; in a barn, to be precise…
There, in said barn, a bunch of like-minded countrymen—with the emphasis on "country"—played a customized version of AC/DC's "Thunderstruck," wearing the daftest outfits they could find. They filmed the event, posted the results on YouTube, and within a couple of weeks, the clip had accumulated over five million views. It's now topped out at 10 million. Pretty impressive, right?
For Steve 'N' Seagulls, this was a bolt from the blue, but then, as history shows us, the greatest stories ever told tend to start in a stable… Yes, a stable.
Now, the band is gearing up to release Farm Machine on Spinefarm on May 12. "Finally it's complete!" exclaim the band. "And the fruits of our labour please us. We are now preparing to take on the world!"
The band has just revealed the video for its take on another AC/DC classic—"You Shook Me All Night Long."
Video features hilarious moments in the barn - as well as awkward moments at the ice hockey rink. Shakin’ Steves all night long!
If you need a refresher on who, exactly, Steven'N'Seagulls are, then settle in and get schooled.
Sporting possibly the greatest band name in history, S'N'S, comprised of an acoustic guitarist/vocalist; a banjo player; a double-bassist; a big dude wearing overalls a beaver hat playing mandolin/keyboards/accordion/whatever-he-gets-his-hands-on; and a cajon-straddlin' percussionist, have delivered a 13-track album featuring rural riffs and villager vocals, filled to the brim with "hillbillified" versions of immortal heavy metal standards—the track listing is below.
It's a body of work best enjoyed with a bathtub of moonshine close at hand, but really, as foot-stompingly enjoyable as S'N'S are on record, you ain't seen nothin' 'til you've experienced The 'Gulls live.
The redneck show tours nonstop, rocking the honky-tonks overseas… for now.
Steve'N'Seagulls will skedaddle off to Swedish and Norwegian soil, before raisin' hell at European festivals. In September, they are planning to head over to the U.S. and Canada before returning to Europe for further merriment and mayhem.
Let the hillbillification commence.
"Grand Opening" "Black Dog" "Thunderstruck" "The Trooper" "Ich Will" "Paradise City" "Nothing Else Matters" "Over the Hills and Far Away" "Seek and Destroy" "Holy Diver" "Run to The Hills" "You Shook Me All Night Long" "Cemetery Gates"
UK tour dates
Steve’N’Seagulls UK tour May 2015
16 – Brighton, The Great Escape 17 – Rushden, Athletic Club 18 – London, Borderline 19 – Southampton, Talking Heads 20 – Nuneaton, Queens Hall 21 – Harwich, The Red Lion Manningtree
Long-running Perth, Australia hardcore punk outfit Miles Awayhave announced details for their fourth full length album “TIDE”. Featuring eleven songs that were recorded and mixed with Jay Maas (of Defeater) at The Getaway Recording in Haverhill, MA, and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege, the LP will be released on May 5th in the U.S. and Europe (digital/vinyl/CD/cassette) by Six Feet Under Records. Resist Records will handle digital and physical distribution in Australia.
"TIDE" features guest appearances by Zach Jordan from Bane, Jake Woodruff from Dreamtigers, Dahei Yamanaka from Japan's Cleave and renowned Aussie crooner Jamie Hay who put in time with A Death In The Family, Pitfall and Conation.
Information regarding pre-orders will be announced soon.
MILES AWAY - “TIDE"
1 Floodgates 2 Terra Incognita 3 Grateful 4 Let The Words Roll By 5 Ex Voto 6 Entitlement 7 Mousetraps 8 Whitewash 9 Balance 10 Port Of Call 11 Under Tow
About Miles Away:
A lot can happen in five years. For Miles Away the last five years have been spent growing, learning, touring, loving, celebrating and living. Five years ago, Miles Away released their last full-length album, "Endless Roads" and now they return with a new follow up LP titled, “Tide”.
Proving distance is no divide when it comes to songwriting, now Berlin based guitarist Adam Crowe collaborated electronically with Cam Jose on the song writing and structure for the new album, trading riffs and ideas via email. The process was slow going, not because of their residential locations, but due to a desire to fine tune the song writing process and produce a record they all can be proud of for years to come. _
When it came to enlisting help to record, Miles Away, have a myriad of friends from all corners of the globe to call upon with former Defeater drummer Andy Reitz agreeing to lay down drum tracks on the album, while joining the band on bass is Adam's younger brother Jared Crowe of Perth outfit, The Others.
Together they entered Getaway Studios in Boston with producer Jay Maas during July/August 2014, with the end result then mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege.
Pitching in on backing vocals are Zach from Bane, Jake from Dreamtigers, Dahei from Japanese band Cleave and renowned Aussie crooner Jamie Hay who put in time with A Death In The Family, Pitfall and Conation. _
In the years since their last full length album Miles Away have managed to refine their sound adding subtle new elements that build on the foundations found throughout their extensive back catalogue. _ Tracks like “Entitlement” and Port of Call” bring back memories of the bands very first release, the “Make It Count” EP, whilst the song “Grateful” has a real “Rewind, Repeat…” vibe. Other tracks from “Tide” such as “Terra Incognita” and “Mousetraps” would feel right at home upon the bands last full length “Endless Roads”.
Entering their thirteenth year as a band, Miles Away have produced an album that touches on themes such as gratitude and positive growth but also dismay at what they see in the world around today, all with a distinct Australian feel. Vocalist Nick Horsnell’s raw and isolated vocal delivery is once again present, with the band adding more vocal melody into the mix than ever before.
The artwork for “Tide” reflects the bands coastal West Australian roots with a sobering photo based insert brought to life by fellow sandgropers Mike Maxted & Adam Borello, with Tom Sweetman & Dick Smith handling layout duties.
Chicago,IL-The self-proclaimed "Electrosuzz" artists Go Fight are back with their second studio album "Napalm Baby".
Picking up where their first full length album “Music for Military Torture” left off, “Napalm Baby” is a big and relentless commentary on modern cultural totems, set to a dance rhythm that melds EBM, EDM, Electrohouse, Industrial and funk into their own unique Electroscuzz sound.
It’s unforgiving and not safe for work attitude attacks mainstream issues involving gender, police brutality, gay rights, suicide, the terrors of unbridled capitalism, rape apologetics, classism, war and more, while anthemic choruses create opportunities for enjoyment on multiple levels.
Napalm Baby will be release April 10th on Go Fight's label Pulseback.
About Go Fight Built on the skeleton of Seminal Industrial band “Die Warzau, Go Fight may be the first or second best pro-sex, anti-war Chicago born Electroscuzz band in the world,specializing in big dancefloor beats,harsh and moving synthetic noises and vocals that sound like they might be pop music from a whole different dimension...
Wednesday, 18 March 2015
In November 2013, the intercontinental modern rock outfit known as DARKHAUS introduced their revolutionary fusion of alternative riffs, signature electronic elements and haunting melodies to the welcoming masses. This unique group of 5 individuals from 4 representative countries was brought together via a collective passion and desire to create something new and inspiring without conforming to the usual genre clichés.
Their critically acclaimed debut album "My Only Shelter" was supported by an abundance of high-energy concerts which left audiences enthusiastically convinced of their ability to not only entertain, but to accurately represent and deliver to them their diverse collection of demanding arrangements from the stage.
In contrast to their first album (written in sunny Florida), the new songs which are featured on their sophomore effort "Providence" were composed while on tour. The difference can be heard, as the latter is much harder and edgier - the quintessence of sweaty concerts, long drives, and time spent with their devoted legion of fans. These new songs don't get lost in distant fantasy worlds, as they are a focused reflection of an unvarnished and tangible life, complete with real and sometimes painful emotions (i.e. "Side Effect Of Love") which compel the inner spirit to bounce back from defeat (i.e. "The Fire Within" ).
Why an EP? "The tracks on Providence emerged in the wake of the flood of ideas which were conceived from the energy derived from our tours. We wanted to let our creative rivers flow at a high tide of inspiration, and to be able to give something of quality to our fans until we have another full length album to offer them." Says singer Ken Hanlon.
DARKHAUS is an unusual constellation. This promising conglomerate is the brainchild of songwriter / guitarist Rupert Keplinger (whom is also known for his work with chart-topping artists such as Eisbrecher, Peter Maffay, Laith Al Deen, Der-W, etc.) and NYHC veteran / bassist Gary Meskil (voice and founder of PRO-PAIN). They are joined by the charismatic voice of Scotsman Ken Hanlon, rhythm guitarist Marshall Stephens (also from PRO-PAIN) and Paul Keller (drums).
The "Providence" EP marks the second chapter of DARKHAUS: A powerful and timely implementation of modern rock music, composed and written precisely to the point.
Three Days Grace proudly announce their brand new single 'I Am Machine' taken from their upcoming album HUMAN - due for release April 27th. The album is now available for pre-order at iTunes and Amazon.
A limited edition 2 CD deluxe version of the album will be available to fans on Three Days Grace’s site. This is the bands first album with new singer Matt Walst. On HUMAN, Three Days Grace re-teamed with producer Gavin Brown who produced the band’s platinum-selling 2003 self-titled debut album.
“We went back to our roots a bit and recaptured that collaborative feeling of being in a band and bringing out the best ideas in each other,” says band member Neil Sanderson.
“Gavin was a huge part of that in the beginning and we feel like we’re back in those days where we’re high-fiving each other with guitars in our hands.”
In addition, Nick Raskulinecz and Chris Lorde Alge mixed HUMAN. The band has spent much of the year vigorously touring, writing and recording their new album.
Comments Neil Sanderson about their new single: “Sonically, we wanted to create a ‘machine-like’ sound in parts of the song. We were inspired by the images from the opening scene of Tim Burton's ‘Edward Scissorhands’…relentless machines turning and churning, never ceasing to operate. Lyrically the song is about how sometimes you feel like you are in an endless routine and cannot escape. Every day seems the same. No freedom from the vicious cycle that your life can sometimes become…no control, you begin to feel numb to the world around you, as you yearn to just feel anything, any emotion.”
Three Days Grace is Matt Walst (lead vocals), Neil Sanderson (drums, piano, backing vocals), Brad Walst (bass guitar), and Barry Stock (lead guitar).
The band holds the record with now 13 #1 singles at Active Rock Radio, more than any other band in history and has sold over 6 million albums in the United States. Their previous album TRANSIT OF VENUS was released in October 2012, debuted #1 on the Hard Rock Chart and Top 5 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, and was nominated for Best Rock Album of the Year by the Juno Awards.
Catch Three Days Grace at This years Download Festival in Donington, UK
In support of the upcoming release of their new EP Talk Sick, electronic hard rock kings ORGY will set off on their SICK TALK TOUR headline run this Saturday, March 21st in West Hollywood, CA at the famous Whisky A Go Go! The tour will hit a total of 24 markets, with an additional 25th set taking place at Revolution Fest in Guadalajara, Mexico on May 30th. The tour features support from 9Electric (9E) and Death Valley High.
ORGY is excited to bring the fans a super-charged, and chaotic show, as well as introduce to fans some fresh new music. Vocalist Jay Gordon states, “We are pleased to announce the lineup for the SICK TALK TOUR. ORGY will be taking 9E as Special Guests and opening the show will be hard hitting DEATH VALLEY HIGH from my hometown San Francisco. We are very excited about this tour and a fresh new start for ORGY, and we will not stop developing and creating fresh new music until we have regained the trust and interest from all of our fans from the past as well as capture the attention of fans in the near future and beyond. We hope to get as many people on board with us as possible to help us push to the next level. Come and support the shows… we will not disappoint!”
Get your SICK TALK TOUR VIP Meet & Greet Package Now via the ORGY Webstore!
Maximize your concert experience with a RARE chance to get up close and personal with the members of ORGY!
Just $75.00 for: - Hand signed Tour Poster - Private Meet & Greet session with the band - Hang out with the band in the dressing room or the bus. (Will vary depending on venue restrictions) - Photo with the band (Bring your camera!) - Autograph session with the band as time permits
**Please present your receipt at merchandise booth when you arrive after entering the venue. We do not sell concert tickets! The concert entrance fees/tickets are not included in this package.
See below for a full listing of tour dates.
ORGY Tour Dates w/ 9Electric (9E) and Death Valley High:
3/21 West Hollywood, CA @ Whisky A Go Go 3/25 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre 3/27 Minneapolis, MN @ POV’s 3/28 Waterloo, IA @ Spicoli’s 3/29 Des Moines, IA @ Val Air Ballroom 3/31 Joliet, IL @ Mojoes 4/1 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre 4/3 Amityville, NI @ Revolution Bar 4/4 Winchester, VA @ Blue Fox Billiards 4/5 Beckley, WV @ Muncheez 4/7 Louisville, KY @ Expo Five 4/8 St. Louis, MO @ Firebird 4/9 Clarksville, TN @ The Warehouse 4/11 St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre 4/12 Sandford, FL @ West End Trading Co. 4/16 San Antonio, TX @ Fitzgeralds 4/17 Houston, TX @ Scout Bar 4/18 Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog Bar 4/19 Dallas, TX @ Trees 4/22 Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep 4/25 Spokane, WA @ Palamino 4/26 Lewiston, WA @ 3rd Wheel 4/28 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon 4/30 Portland, OR @ Bossonova 5/30 Guadalajara, Mexico @ Revolution Fest
More Dates TBA!
As mentioned above, the SICK TALK TOUR is launching in support of ORGY’s new Talk Sick EP, the first part of a two-part EP series (the second being the Entropy EP, coming in 4-6 months). The Talk Sick EP is only available for purchase on the band’s website or on the tour at the band’s merchandise booth in the form of a special download card and code. If you buy the download card or the individual code through the webstore, you can have the one time/unique code emailed to you with payment via PayPal or have the card mailed directly to you. As mentioned above, the EP is also available to buy as merchandise on the upcoming tour. See the download card/code page at www.orgymusic.com/talksick.
Talk Sick EP tracklisting:
1) “TALK SICK” 2) “SPELLS” 3) “SUCK IT” 4) “COME BACK” 5) “WIDE AWAKE and DEAD” 6) “G FACE” 7) “MONSTER IN ME”
In some behind-the-scenes news, ORGY is proud to announce that they have entered into a management agreement for Germany-Switzerland-Austria (GSA) Europe and the UK with Veteran European manager and marketing guru Henk Hakker of Black Mob, who represents some of the greatest bands in the world! Management & Marketing Agency in Cologne Germany. Henk was the former Managing Director and CEO of Roadrunner Records Germany. With his experience and knowledge the band is excited to work with an agency of this caliber to break the band in GSA Europe and the UK.
Henk Hakker states, “With pleasure and high expectations Black Mob will be representing/managing ORGY in Europe! We will put together a great record release and lots of coinciding touring activities in the most important European markets in 2015 and onwards! Stay tuned for more.”
Stay tuned for more information and upcoming items to be announced in the world of ORGY soon! Learn more about ORGY via www.orgymusic.com.
Jay Gordon - Lead Vocals Carlton Bost - Guitar, Synth Guitar, Vocals Nic Speck - Bass, Vocals Bobby Amaro - Drums, Vocals Creighton Emrick - Guitar, Synth Guitar, Vocals
ABOUT ORGY: ORGY vocalist Jay Gordon reformed the band in 2011 after rabid demand from fans around the world. In September 2012, ORGY released their first single and music video in seven years, “Grime of the Century” via D1 Music/ Riot Media. In 2014, after two years and writing new music and touring, ORGY released their haunting single “Wide Awake and Dead”, a musical collaboration written by Carlton Bost, Bobby Amaro, Nic Speck Creighton Emrick and Jay Gordon. 2015 is a brand new launching pad for ORGY, who currently boast a refreshed line-up and sound in anticipating of their upcoming dual EP release and SICK TALK TOUR. The modern incarnation of ORGY has been transformed and sees the band poised to re-establish themselves in the hard rock and metal scene.
NEW “MACABRE GALLERY” EXHIBITION AT GALLERYX PROMISES TO GIVE A JOLT TO THE DUBLIN VISUAL ARTS SCENE
GalleryX was founded just last year with the promise to fill a void in the Irish gallery scene by showcasing art that challenges our ideas of beauty, of right and wrong, of appropriateness.
Its third show, organised in cooperation with international curators The Macabre Gallery, brings together a set of outstanding artists – most of whom are at their Irish debut – that are active in “dark fine art”. The exhibition opens on Friday 27th March, with a preview on the 26th and will be available for viewing until May 1st.
Dark or macabre art is art that speaks to our innermost side by evoking our most hidden feelings. Often mixing together sensual and religious imagery, or playing with the beauty of death, it creates a sense of unease as it simultaneously attracts and repulses the viewer.
GalleryX is a newcomer to the Dublin gallery scene. It was founded by two outsiders, Italian Giovanni Giusti and local Fiona Killeen, who have taken over the space formerly occupied by the venerable Peppercanister gallery in Herbert Street. GalleryX wants to revive the function that galleries had in the 1960s and 1970s in Europe and in the US, that of a catalyst for art that challenges established culture and ideas.
The work that GalleryX chooses to exhibit is often deceptively accessible in style. “To have a powerful effect on the viewer,” explain the owners and curators of the space, “art must not hide behind formal statements and obfuscations. Its message must be strong and direct. We have grown frustrated with art that is only a self-referential game of mirrors; art which has no content, no meaning and no purpose; art that is only about producing recognizable brands to be displayed in the lobbies of banks and government buildings. Instead, we want to show meaningful works; works that make the viewer feel something; works that you can’t stop looking at despite yourself.”
The show opening at the end of March was co-organised with the Macabre Gallery, an online information source and gallery based in Spain.
The Macabre Gallery was founded in October 2009 as a media support and later as an online gallery for various artists active in “dark art”. Their mission is to spread dark art as a new art movement: new feelings, new sensations, new emotions, new themes and new artists. Pure art without limits or taboos.
Dark artists transmit their thoughts combining mysterious and surrealist elements. Horrible acts and macabre scenes make us stop and think about ourselves. The artwork is visually stunning, where the black predominates over all colours. Dark art is an attempt to understand human nature and its impulses.
3 Herbert Street Dublin 2
Opening times: Wednesday-Saturday 10-5; Sunday 12-5
Tuesday, 17 March 2015
Upcoming Pennsylvanian space-rockers CROBOT are due to release a special new digital-only edition of last year's 'Something Supernatural' featuring three brand new unheard studio tracks as well as an unreleased live track . The groove-heavy four-piece will release Something Supernatural 'Full Moon Edition' digitally on April 20th ahead of their debut Download Festival appearance on 13th June.
Pre-order on itunes here
Check out the tracklist for the 'Full Moon Edition' here:
01 Legend Of The Spaceborne Killer 02 Nowhere To Hide 03 The Necromancer 04 La Mano De Lucifer 05 Skull Of Geronimo 06 Cloud Spiller 07 Fly On The Wall 08 Night Of The Sacrifice 09 Chupacabra 10 Wizards 11 Queen Of The Light 12 Tap Dancin' On A Tightrope (Something Supernatural Bonus Track) 13 Full Moon Howl (New) 14 Back At The Blackwoods (New) 15 Weigh Me Down (New) 16 Upon A Pale Horse (Live)
Crobot are currently abiding by their motto 'Always On Tour' having just performed a string of dates tearing it up in Europe with Black Label Society. Next month will see the band play headline dates in the US before embarking on a US Tour with Volbeat. Don't miss the chance to see them live at Download.
Hailing from Orange Country California, created in the 1st quarter of 2014, RADIODRONE is part schizoid Five Finger Death Punch on the heavy edge, part Foo Fighters rock with the commercial aspects and part hard grooves(Nu-Metal); RADIODRONE seamlessly barrels from churning head banging riffs to skyscraping chorus’ and back again with smooth radio made transitions and underground power.
They are equally able to dial down their bluster into deft moments of crystalline beauty when the mood takes them there. RADIODRONE has done a fantastic job with mainstream radio friendly vocals with thought provoking lyrics with modern Nu-Metal grooves.
Check out their video "Game Change"
FOURTH STUDIO ALBUM 'DAY OF THE DEAD' - DUE MARCH 23RD ON INTERSCOPE RECORDS
Los Angeles based hip-hop/metal veterans Hollywood Undead have today premiered the first official video from their forthcoming album release, 'Day Of The Dead'.
The video, for the album's title track, can be seen here:
'Day of the Dead' is the band’s first since 2013’s 'Notes from the Underground' and will be released March 23rd on Interscope Records
Fans can pre-order 'Day of the Dead' now and will immediately receive a download of single 'Day of the Dead' and new song 'Usual Suspects.'
Hollywood Undead will be playing the main stage of this years Download festival.
BROKEN HOPE have joined forces with extreme metallers INTERNAL BLEEDING, along with openers THE WALKING DEAD ORCHESTRA and BLEEDING UTOPIA, to bring their live show to UK shores for the first time in the history of the band! The 'APRIL ATROCITY EUROPEAN TOUR' includes three special UK dates this coming April 2015. Founding member and guitarist Jeremy Wagner comments on how it feels for the band to finally play their first shows in the UK:
“I speak for all of us in BROKEN HOPE when I say we’re excited, stoked, chuffed, and thrilled to tour Europe in April on the perfectly titled, ‘APRIL ATROCITY TOUR.’ This time, we’re headlining—which is a first—and our old friends, INTERNAL BLEEDING, are coming along for the ride, and this all makes for an awesome lineup that also includes The Walking Dead Orchestra and Bleeding Utopia. From WARSAW to GLASGOW, this is tour is will leave a mark!
Moreover, this tour is EXTRA SPECIAL as it brings BROKEN HOPE to the UK & SCOTLAND for the FIRST TIME in our entire career!!! Our UK fans have been writing us for years, begging for us to perform there, but it’s never been able to happen—until NOW! That said, I’m ecstatic that BROKEN HOPE is finally going to bring our brand of DEATH METAL to the UK! And I promise, our concerts will be worth the wait and unforgettable!
Spread the word, BROKEN HOPE is coming back to EUROPE in APRIL!”
The tour dates rack up as follows:
21st April - Nambucca, London 22nd April - Audio, Glasgow 23rd April - The Hub, Plymouth
The latest album OMEN of DISEASE features Trevor Strnad of THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER on backing vocals for the track 'Rendered Into Lard'. The album also features the return of BROKEN HOPES’ former (and brilliant) album cover artist, Wes Benscoter (SLAYER, KREATOR, HYPOCRISY plus many more). BROKEN HOPE has absolutely delivered their sickest, most ferocious creation to date with OMEN of DISEASE…and they’re just getting started.
Photo by Don Wyatt Jackson
Alaskan rockers 36 Crazyfists have revealed the video for ‘Swing the Noose’
This song lives on the brand new album Time and Trauma, which is 36 Crazyfists' Spinefarm Records debut. Upon release, the band enjoyed the best chart numbers of its career, as Time and Trauma bested the first week performance of its predecessor, which came out back in 2010.
Following their recent extensive run of UK tour dates, 36 Crazyfists will continue out on the road, supporting the album with headline shows all over the US.
Time and Trauma is out now via Spinefarm Records.
Sunday, 15 March 2015
Kamelot with Linnéa Vikström @ Button Factory Dublin. March 12th, 2015
Photos: Dani Kammler | www.neuweltmusic.com
Photos: Dani Kammler | www.neuweltmusic.com
Friday, 13 March 2015
March 13, 2015 — Detroit electronic-rock artist and FiXT label owner Celldweller has released End of an Empire (Chapter 03: Dreams) today, featuring a collection of 5 new original vocal & instrumentals tracks along with remixes from Combichrist, Hecq, Tom Player & Mobthrow.
Tracks like "Good L_ck (Yo_'re F_cked)" transport the listener into outer space with a cyber punk delivery that drives pure energy. On the reverse side, listeners hear a softer side of Celldweller in the majestic electronic-orchestral ballad "Just Like You." Listen to "Good L_ck (Yo_'re F_cked)" and "Just Like You":
Klayton (Celldweller) had this to say about the new record:
"Chapter 03 has probably been the most fun I’ve had making the album so far. On "Good Lck (Yo're F_cked)," I took a moment to shed the concept of being Celldweller and instead wrote from the perspective of someone else.
"Just Like You” was me venturing back into a place from where I’ve come, lyrically. Dreams are generally in constant threat of dying, and it was never more apparent than early on in my career. The concept of total failure and having to abandon my dream — specifically the dream of making music for a living, was sometimes downright debilitating. Pulling those moments into the lyrics and music was very cathartic for me."
Along with all new music, Celldweller has tapped a team of the best electronic and rock artists in the industry to remix the album's premier songs. Industrial rock giant Combichrist, elite composer Tom Player, renowned German-based artist Hecq, and creative electronic musician Mobthrow all provide their unique takes on the new Celldweller tracks.
Wednesday, 11 March 2015
War of Kings, the brand new 10th studio album by Swedish rock legends EUROPE is out now. War of Kings effectively marks EUROPE’s advancement towards a refreshed heavy rock style while building upon their internationally-celebrated, high-energy and unforgettable trademark sound.
War of Kings is available for purchase in CD digipak, CD jewel case, vinyl LP or digital download format.
Recorded at the brand new PanGaia Studios in Stockholm, Sweden, produced by Dave Cobb (Rival Sons) and engineered by John Netti, War of Kings sees the quintet confidently creating 11 monstrously melodic, yet hard-hitting classic rock’n’roll standouts for their fervent global audience.
EUROPE recently released their amazing new music video for the title track “War of Kings”, directed by Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company (In Flames, At The Gates, Arch Enemy). In only a few weeks’ time, the video has racked up over 170,000 views. Watch it here:
Catch EUROPE on the Monsters of Rock cruise, setting sail on April 18th from Miami, FL, cruising to Poseidon’s Grotto/Nassau, Bahamas, and docking back in Miami on April 22nd. In addition to EUROPE, the cruise features performances from Tesla, Night Ranger, Lita Ford, and more.
Once back on land, EUROPE will embark on an eight-city tour of select eastern U.S. states, including a headline slot at the M3 Rock Festival in Columbia, MD. See below for a full listing of tour dates:
EUROPE U.S. Tour Dates:
4/18 - 4/22 - Miami, FL @ Monsters of Rock Cruise 4/24 - Milwaukee, WI @ Potowatomi Casino - w/ Black Star Riders 4/25 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues 4/26 - Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue 4/28 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues - w/ Black Star Riders 4/30 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza - w/ Black Star Riders 5/1 - Niagara Falls, NY @ The Bears Den 5/2 - Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion - M3 Rock Festival 5/3 - Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun
EUROPE’s place as a legendary classic rock band was platinum-stamped early in their career, having enjoyed an explosive period of worldwide success in the ‘80s, under-pinned by their hit album and single The Final Countdown, before going on hiatus between 1992 and 2003. They reunited and quickly settled into a period of re-establishment which has seen them re-enforce their reputation worldwide as one of the premier purveyors of blues-tinged classic rock with an edge and some kick. Their last album, 2012’s Bag of Bones, saw EUROPE hit the UK top 40 rock album charts and debut at #2 on the Swedish national charts.
EUROPE is: Joey Tempest – lead vocals, acoustic & rhythm guitar, keyboards John Norum – lead & rhythm guitars, backing vocals John Leven – bass, backing vocals Mic Michaeli – keyboards, piano, backing vocals, rhythm guitar Ian Haugland – drums, percussion, backing vocals
Tuesday, 10 March 2015
The Last Vegas are proud to release their new video 'Miss You', taken from their latest album 'Sweet Salvation' produced by Roy Z. The video embraces those genuine moments on the road throughout their 23-date full European tour.
"The Miss You video is a great visual of a band that lives on the road and has played over 1,000 shows in 15+ countries." states lead singer Chad Cherry. "It hurts to miss your loved ones and there's not much you can do about it when you're so far away."
The video was directed and produced by El Jinete Films.
Upcoming Tour Dates:
Thursday, March 12 @ Take 20 Rockford Illinois Friday, March 13 @ The Foundry Jackson Michigan Saturday, March 14 @ The Hideaway Lafayette Indiana
Ranger, who will release the two-horns-up opus ‘Where Evil Dwells’ on March 17, have served up a slab of no-frills, no-trends, no-bullshit metal thunder from the album today, March 10, in the form of the song ‘Dead Zone’. Listen to it here.
It's more metal than a mouth full of cavities, more metal than bullet belts, than iron ore!
Want some more Ranger in your life? Then check out the video for ‘Storm Of Power’.
Where Evil Dwells will be out on CD, LP, cassette & digital.
Be sure and check out the new Spinefarm Records site, too, but after you enter the ‘Dead Zone’.
Where Evil Dwells track-list:
01. Defcon 1 02. Deadly Feast 03. Phantom Soldier 04. Dead Zone 05. Black Circle (S.Y.L.S.) 06. Where Evil Dwells 07. Storm Of Power
HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD SET TO RELEASE FOURTH STUDIO ALBUM 'DAY OF THE DEAD', MARCH 23RD ON INTERSCOPE RECORDS
Los Angeles based hip-hop/metal veterans Hollywood Undead have announced the release date of their forthcoming studio album, 'Day of the Dead'. The album (the band’s first since 2013’s 'Notes from the Underground'), will be released March 23rd on Interscope Records and will feature the current single and title track, 'Day of the Dead.' Leading up to the release, the band will be unveiling five new tracks from the album.
Check out 'Day of the Dead' here:
Fans can pre-order 'Day of the Dead' now and will immediately receive a download of single 'Day of the Dead' and new song 'Usual Suspects.'
Hollywood Undead will be playing the main stage of this years Download festival.
Monday, 9 March 2015
Love Zombies unveil their first ever video for the song ‘Be Honest’.
Led by the force of nature that is Hollis J, Love Zombies are an infectious power pop band, combining California sunshine with London punk. The sassy Hollis explains Be Honest is “about being honest. Being honest in life in general...No one likes to be lied to, tricked , cheated on”
Indulge now the video for Be Honest, a the tale of revenge ....
Love Zombies recently called ‘oddball vaudeville punks’ will be touring with Stiff Little Fingers this month. The band exclaimed they ‘are bursting at the seems to warm up the SLF audience with our own brand of punk rock energy.’
Love Zombies March UK tour with Stiff Little Fingers
11th - Nottingham Rock City. 13th - Newcastle Academy. 14th - Manchester Ritz. 15th - Aberdeen Lemon Tree. 17th - Glasgow Barrowlands. 18th - Leeds O2 Academy. 26th - London Forum.
Irish blackened folk metalers CELTACHOR have revealed the title and artwork for their upcoming second album: "Nuada Of The Silver Arm". Recorded in Sept/Oct 2014 in Sun studios in Dublin with Ola Ersfjord and mastered by Chris Common, it will be their first release on German label Trollzorn. The Release will be out on April 24th!
The concept for the second album deals with the Life and Death of the High King Nuada, the arrival of the Tuatha Dé Danann to Ireland and the first and second battles of Magh Tuiread.
The artwork was once again painted by the band's drummer Anais Chareyre, it depicts Nuada, the king, and his people staring into the Fires of Teamhair at the creation of the Silver Arm, near his great hall at Tara. In the flame's the faces of Fódhla, Banba and Ériu looking over the creation of the arm. The Kingship returning to Nuada.
The band have been working hard since 2010 melding the influences of black, doom, folk metal into one unified force. Inspired by Irish Mythology and its sagas, Celtachor hope to cover new ground in 2015 and spread their message to Europe and beyond, reciting the ancient tales of Ireland in their own voice and way.
Irish Blackened Folk Metal played from the heart with no half measures!
Track listing for “Nuada Of The Silver Arm” is as follow:
Arrival Of The Tuatha The Mighty Sreng King Eochaid's Fall Bres Nuada Of The Silver Arm The Gathering At Teamhair Second Battle Of Magh Tuiread Nuada's Burial Uaithne : The Dagda's Harp
ANTHRAX have joined forces with producer Jay Ruston once again and have entered the studio to record the follow up to their 2011 Grammy nominated and critically acclaimed album, 'Worship Music'. Charlie Benante, Frank Bello, Joey Belladonna, Scott Ian and Jon Donais wrote and demoed new tracks at the end of last year and have kicked off the next phase: recording. The as yet untitled album, the band's eleventh full studio offering, is set for a 2015 release. Watch some footage of the guys recording with Jay over on YouTube:
The band released a live DVD titled 'Chile On Hell' last year, which was filmed at the Teatro Caupolican in Santiago. The concert was recorded in 5.1 surround sound and is available on DVD and Blu-ray + 2 Live CDs.
BRAWLERS TO PLAY LOADS OF SHOWS - DEBUT ALBUM ‘ROMANTIC ERRORS OF OUR YOUTH’ OUT ON APRIL 6TH VIA ALCOPOP! RECORDS!
There are now zero valid excuses for any person in the UK to reach the summer months having not seen Brawlers live; the correct and appropriate response to anyone that makes this claim will be, “YOU WHAT? ARE YOU KIDDING??? HOW?!!”
It is then entirely fair enough to assume that person is not an actual fan of music and potentially one of those “wears the clothes but doesn’t go to the shows” types. Horrible.
“Hands down the best new live band in Britain, Brawlers are making the kind of impact on the gig circuit Gallows had back in 2007- you come away from their shows elated and ready to punch someone in the face just to prove how alive you are. Fantastic pop tunes and a grimy punk edge.” - Drowned in Sound
Brawlers will release their debut album titled ‘The Romantic Errors of Our Youth’ on April 6th via Alcopop! Records. This much anticipated full-length follows their 2014 EP ‘I Am A Worthless Piece Of Shit’ which, teamed with a heavy touring schedule, infectious disposition for good times and intent to spread the good word of rock ‘n’ roll, earned the band loyal fans all over the UK and saw them cited in Kerrang!’s ‘20 Hottest Bands In The World Right Now’, among other glowing accolades.
The track-listing for ‘Romantic Errors of Our Youth’ is as follows :
1. Annabel 2. Drink & Dial 3. Holding Back 4. High Again 5. N.O.R.E.S.T. 6. Two Minutes 7. (I’m Having A) Nervous Breakdown 8. Windowmisser 9. Medicine 10. Romantic Errors of our Youth
Already having garnered plays on Radio 1 and XFM, lead track ‘Drink & Dial’ is currently available to stream via Soundcloud:
Comments frontman Harry George Johns, “This song is about trying to not make those calls, those mistakes we all make, often after alcohol, mostly after heartache - but I’ve made these mistakes and I’m telling you now, don’t not drink and dial, just don’t drink!”.
Santa Cruz have released their second studio album, ‘Santa Cruz’, today via Spinefarm Records; this is the follow-up to 2013’s ‘Screaming For Adrenaline’, also on Spinefarm.
This latest full-length instalment is packed full of the good stuff, including the hit singles ‘We Are The Ones To Fall’ and ‘Wasted & Wounded’ – expect next level skilfully-crafted, party-minded, rocket-powered rock ‘n’ roll that’ll get a whole new generation on their feet!
Track-listing as follows:
1. Bonafide Heroes 2. Velvet Rope 3. My Remedy 4. 6(66) Feet Under 5. Bye Bye Babylon 6. We Are The Ones To Fall 7. Wasted & Wounded 8. Let Them Burn 9. Vagabonds (Sing With Me) 10. Can You Feel The Rain
Check out the current video for ‘Wasted & Wounded’ here:
Since their much talked about headline show at The Barfly, London, last November and recent US performances including New York’s Webster Hall in December, Santa Cruz – armed with a kick-ass new album and an attitude to match – are ready to lead the way for a new legion of rock ‘n’ rollers!
And so, for those in the UK, the band will be performing across 5 dates as main support to label buddies and modern metal maestros, Amaranthe!
Says Archie, Santa Cruz front man: "We can't wait to return to the UK, the birthplace of Hard Rock & Heavy Metal, with a bang! The stages will be bigger, the show will be more hostile & the drinks will be colder! Get ready to bang your head to some new Cruz tunes! Also, Amaranthe are a bunch of really cool people –we're thrilled to be sharing UK stages with them. Get ready to Roll!"
UK dates as follows:
March 17th O2 Academy Islington, London March 18th Warehouse 23, Wakefield March 19th ABC2, Glasgow March 20th Academy 3/Club Academy, Manchester March 21st Rescue Rooms, Nottingham March 22nd The Marble Factory, Bristol Tickets available now via the official venue websites.