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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

HELLOWEEN announce show at London Forum - February 3rd 2016



German melodic speed metal pioneers HELLOWEEN have announced a headline show at London's The Forum on February 3rd.

Michael Weikath states 'We feel pleased and honoured to yet again come to London UK. As mentioned before, we always hold these opportunities in high regards, believe us or not ( smirk ) No, really! We can't wait to welcome you all to the Forum. See you there...'

They will be joined by special guests Rage and Sheffield's Crimes Of Passion will open the show.

This will be the band's first UK headline show since releasing their 15th studio album 'My God-Given Right' this June.

The power metal pumpkin-heads also play at Hard Rock Hell Festival this November in Pwllheli, North Wales, alongside a great line-up which also includes the likes of Crobot and Scorpion Child.

Sunday, 16 August 2015

Imperial State Electric support Graveyard & release new album



This month sees the release of the latest album from Imperial State Electric, 'Honk Machine'; an immortal tribute to ancestral values ​​- power and volume, sweat and adrenaline, uncompromisingly good times where refreshing gusts of past, present and future collide. Artists with heart and soul able to make music that raises the blood, and that will never stop chasing the distant horizon, The Beatles, Otis Redding, Alice Cooper, Ramones and The Sex Pistols. Imperial State Electric has both the name and the knowledge of how they are genuine rock reincarnations!

Hey, here's a fact, Imperial State Electric, are the best band around today, the members are Nicke Andersson (The Hellacopters, Entombed, Death Breath & The Solution), Dolf DeBorst (The Datsuns), Tobias Egge (Objects) & Tomas Eriksson (Captain Murphy).

Since their inception in 2010, this Swedish quartet has come to establish itself as one of Europe's premier rock bands. Their first three albums - "Imperial State Electric" and 2012's widely acclaimed 'Pop War "and the 2013" Reptile Brain Music "- made it clear that the band touched the essence of rock' n 'roll and wielding guitars. Now, with his latest masterpiece "Honk Machine" raises Imperial State Electric bet, refining and redefining themselves and leave their opponents in the dust behind.

"Honk Machine" includes 11 songs recorded in The Honk Palace and mixed by Stefan Boman (Kent / Backyard Babies / Knockouts) in Park Studio / Psych Bunker and is released on the Psychout label on August 21st.

Having played all over Europe in support their previous albums and shared stages with the likes of Guns and Roses, The Hives, Red Kross, Mumford & Suns, to mention just a few, Imperial State Electric will bring their show to the UK for the first time this November, playing as special guests to their fellow countrymen Graveyard as part of their full European tour together.

GRAVEYARD
IMPERIAL STATE ELECTRIC

UK NOVEMBER 2015

Tuesday 3rd, Birmingham, O2 Academy Wednesday 4th, London, The Electric Ballroom Thursday 5th, Manchester, Academy 3

Saturday, 15 August 2015

LAMB OF GOD to Perform on ABC’s JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE – Thursday, August 27th at 11:35 |10:35pm CT



Last week, LAMB OF GOD’s new album VII: Sturm Und Drang debuted at #2 on the U.S. Top Current Albums chart, #3 on the Top 200, and #1 on both the Rock Album and Hard Rock Album charts. In celebration of the new album’s successes, LAMB OF GOD will perform as the special musical guest on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live on Thursday, August 27, 2015. Make sure to tune your televisions to ABC at 11:35|10:35pm CT to catch the band performing new tracks from VII: Sturm Und Drang.

LAMB OF GOD is currently on the road with headliners Slipknot and special guests Bullet For My Valentine and Motionless In White on the “Summer’s Last Stand” tour. Get your tickets now and pick up special fan VIP Packs at this location. See below for all currently confirmed dates:

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR Remaining Dates

LAMB OF GOD W/ Slipknot, Bullet For My Valentine & Motionless In White

8/14 - Indianapolis, IN @ Klipsch Music Center 8/15 - Chicago, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre 8/16 - St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre 8/19 - Denver, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre 8/21 - Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre 8/22 - Garden City, ID @ Revolution Center – NO SLIPKNOT 8/23 - Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheater 8/24 - Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena 8/26 - Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion 8/28 - Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Resort Festival Grounds 8/29 - Phoenix, AZ @ AK-Chin Pavilion 8/30 - Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater 9/2 - Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater 9/4 - Houston, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 9/5 - Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion

ZARDONIC Live Q&A On Periscope August 16, 2015



International Metal EDM Producer ZARDONIC will be hosting a live Q&A on the groundbreaking social media app Periscope TV this coming Sunday, August 16th, at 3:00-4:00 pm EST, 12:00-1:00 pm PST, 2:30-3:30 VEN, 8:00-9:00 pm UTC, and 9:00-10:00 ppm CET. For the first time ever, fans will be able to ask their most pressing questions of the masked bass monster on a live forum! Follow Zardonic on twitter for more information.

Check out Zardonic "Bring It On (ft. Mikey Rukus)" [WSOF 22 Official Theme 2015]:



Zardonic is also gearing up to release his much anticipated debut LP Antihero with the legendary label eOne Music.

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. - Zardonic

CROSSFAITH UNVEIL VIDEO FOR ‘DEVIL’S PARTY’ - NEW ALBUM ‘XENO’ DUE FOR RELEASE SEPTEMBER 18 ON UNFD



Crossfaith have today unveiled the official video for their new single ‘Devil’s Party’, the third track to be revealed from their forthcoming studio album ‘Xeno’.

Watch ‘Devil’s Party’ here:



This is the first music video from our new album ‘XENO’ and we put a lot of effort into it. I’m certain that you can feel our vision/concept of the album through this music video. Learn the words and sing with me at the show! See you soon!” says front man Kenta Koie.

‘Devil’s Party’ along with ‘Ghost In The Mirror – feat Caleb Shomo’ and title track ‘Xeno’ are instant downloads when pre-ordering the forthcoming Josh Wilbur (Avenged Sevenfold, Lamb Of God, Hatebreed) produced album, which will be released on September 18th through UNFD.

Pre-order the album here, and get all aforementioned tracks as an instant download: HERE.

Crossfaith will be touring the UK later this year as main support to Skindred. Full dates below.

CROSSFAITH (Supporting Skindred)

04 NOV O2 Guildhall, Southampton 05 NOV UEA, Norwich 06 NOV Rock City, Nottingham 07 NOV Academy, Manchester 08 NOV O2 Academy, Newcastle 10 NOV O2 ABC, Glasgow 11 NOV Stylus, Leeds 12 NOV O2 Academy, Bristol 13 NOV O2 Institute, Birmingham 14 NOV O2 Brixton Academy, London

More about ‘Xeno’

This record has a story of hope, failure, love, betrayal and death woven into its fabric so skillfully it's impossible to tell where truth ends and fiction begins. It's both an escape from and examination of reality that reveals more and more truths the further it delves.

Produced by Josh Wilbur (Avenged Sevenfold, Lamb Of God, Hatebreed) and mastered by Ted Jensen, ‘Xeno’ takes the groundwork laid by 2013's ‘Apocalyze’ and 2012's ‘Zion’ EP as well as the band's vast touring history and catapults them into a whole new league.

‘Xeno’ is an artistic endeavour like few others, with roots in manga, anime and the furthest reaches of its creators' minds. Frontman Kenta 'Ken' Koie, guitarist Kazuki Takemura, bassist Hiroki ‘Hiro’ Ikegawa, keyboardist Terufumi 'Teru' Tamano and drummer Tatsuya Amano are, quite simply, operating on a different level.

“This record is dedicated to everyone because we believe it will make a new phase in this music culture...

We had a bad time after we released the last album ‘APOCALYZE'. Our original guitarist Kazuki had to leave during a tour due to a cerebral hemorrhage, it was the worst thing to happen to us in our entire music career. Fortunately or unfortunately, it just affected his left hand. He is still alive, he never gave up as a musician and he wrote a couple songs for this record as well. It has bound us together as one.” Comments Ken.

He continues… “The experience of working with Josh Wilbur means a lot to us. He brought us fresh feelings and has helped us to create our best record to date. We put everything we’ve got into ‘Xeno’ and it is the most important and precious thing to us.

We can't wait to share the experience of ‘Xeno’. It is beating, it is alive! We are dedicating this record to everyone!”

Xeno is a character, two to be exact. This is an intricate story of artificial intelligence meets human desperation. The two combine to see the human Xeno, so distraught with the state of the world that he endeavours to bring creation through devastation.

“Everyone has a dark side,” says Ken. “Everybody is so hypocritical. And everything – our world – is being completely fucked up by so many people, especially the government. It's easy to see what they do. So Xeno, the person, decides to do something big so he can hit reset and start again.”

‘Xeno’ Track Listing:

1. System X 2. Xeno 3. Raise Your Voice 4. Devil’s Party 5. Ghost In The Mirror (feat. Caleb Shomo from Beartooth) 6. Dystopia 7. Wildfire (feat. Benji Webbe from Skindred) 8. Tears Fall 9. Paint It Black 10. Vanguard 11. Calm The Storm 12. Astral Heaven

KuBO release ‘STRANGE’ - OFFICIAL VIDEO



The brand new single from KuBO is available on iTunes. Listen to it now in the official video.



Arriving in two unique versions; the 'Synthwave Mix' & 'Darkwave Mix’, KuBO have given the song two very different musical slants. The first is a classic Synthpop orientated version in reverence to Steve and the music he made. The second, a darker, slower and more sinister mix, in keeping with KuBO’s distinct synthwave sound.

The song itself focuses on Steve's legacy and his unique vision for not only who he was, but how he wanted to portray himself to the world as an artist. He became more than just 'Fade to Grey’, more than an oddity on the cover of a magazine. He become an Icon for a moment in time, the face of a small group of outsiders, who decided the 80’s was their decade, and it was ok to be strange.

The sleeve artwork is taken from ‘Saint Steve Strange’ by New York based artist Matthew Lineham, part of his 'New Wave Saints' Series.

KuBO are a Dublin based electronic duo, producing synthwave/minimal electronic music on vintage analogue synthesizers. Consisting of Brian O’Malley (PolyDROID) and Aidan Casserlt (Glass Dancer). Brian’s ‘Gary Numan’ and ‘Vangelis’ inspired dark, cinematic synth layering’s, under pinned by pulsating bass synth lines and tight drum programming are the perfect counterfoil to the angelic voice of Aidan Casserly, who’s long time fascination with ‘David Bowie’, ‘Jacques Brel’ and ‘Kraftwerk’ make for a meeting of the minds that goes back to the roots of the music the pair made as teenagers.

Those original inspirations, fueled by a fascination with Science Fiction, Avante-Garde cinema, alienation and… Vampires, are once again at the centre of these recordings, which make for a synthetic landscape of brooding, melodic, minimal electronica, with the focus on a pure and deliberate exploration of synthetic sound and evocative vocal melody.

Since forming KuBO have released a cassette single with UK label Vocoder Tapes called “I Dream Electric”, a 7″ vinyl with UK minimal wave label Peripheral Minimal and are currently recording their debut album ‘Straight Lines’.

‘STRANGE’

You’re calling I’m waiting Your image and motion vibrating Paraded and postured The pan stick and lip gloss berated

The damned don’t cry Don’t freeze or die In London vampires cry

Is it him or her? I’m strange, I’m strange Does it matter that I’m strange, I’m strange? I’m seeking fame, not infamy I’m strange, I’m strange On the cover of a magazine I’m strange, I’m strange

I’m blazing Dictating This time bomb is ticking and craving The moment is history The blitz and the mystery

The damned don’t cry Don’t freeze or die In london vampires cry

Is it him or her? I’m strange, I’m strange Does it matter that I’m strange, I’m strange? I’m seeking fame, not infamy I’m strange, I’m strange On the cover of a magazine I’m strange, I’m strange

Crazy Town – The Brimstone Sluggers Release: August 28th, 2015



Crazy Town have revealed the details for their new album "The Brimstone Sluggers", which is set for release on August 28th, 2015 through Membran. "The Brimstone Sluggers" was produced by Bret "Epic" Mazur, and is stylistically a follow up to Crazy Town's platinum debut, "The Gift of Game", which featured the #1 single 'Butterfly'. The album is set to feature guest appearances by Tom Dumont Of No Doubt, DJ AM, Madchild, and Bishop Lamont.

Spearheaded by a team of Seth "Shifty Shellshock" Binzer and Bret "Epic" Mazur, Crazy Town combined hip-hop's lyrical attitude with the grooves of an alt-rock record. The combination yielded the group a number one hit in 2001, when "Butterfly" topped the Billboard 100 and helped push the band's debut effort, “The Gift of Game”, to platinum status, main stage slot at Ozzfest, and selling more than 6 million copies worldwide. The group's sophomore effort "Dark Horse" was released in 2002 and produced the rock hit "Drowning". Whether or not Crazy Town was a victim of the changing playing field or of their own success, soon thereafter Mazur and Binzer decided to take a little hiatus and re-energize for what would be Crazy Town's third record. Most recently frontman Seth Brooks Binzer (aka Shifty Shellshock) has garnered widespread attention for his appearances on VH1's Celebrity Rehab and Sober House reality shows. Mazur went back to his roots as a Writer/Producer/remixer working with the likes of The Plain White Ts, Julien K, Hollywood Undead and many more.

Months turned to years, and it wasn’t until Mazur called Binzer to discuss releasing previously unreleased Crazy Town songs that the spark was re-ignited. If you were lucky enough to catch the band live in Europe at festivals like Rock am Ring, Novarock or Download Festival in summer 2014, you know they mean business. “After the response we got at the European festivals this past summer, I approached Seth about releasing a couple of songs we had written. At first it wasn’t at all about doing a whole new record, but the vibe in the studio was great, and a couple of new songs turned into a whole new record”, tells Mazur.

The end result is an album’s worth of material called “The Brimstone Sluggers”. “We named our new album ‘The Brimstone Sluggers’ after one of our early band names. We went back to our genesis which was alternative hip hop / beat driven music. Seth and me in the studio just having fun and doing what we do” says Bret. Stylistically “The Brimstone Sluggers” is more of a follow-up to their first album “The Gift Of Game” and is featuring several guest artists.

The first single, “Born To Raise Hell”, does not only feature guest singer J Angel, who has written for artists like Rhianna, J Lo, Demi Lovato or R Kelly, but also features scratches by DJ AM, who was an original member and DJ of Crazy Town. Being one of most well-renowned DJs in the world, DJ AM and Crazy Town were collaborating on a new record before his tragic passing in 2009.



On the following “Ashes” Tom Dumont (No Doubt) joins in on the guitar and adds some reggae vibes to the song. But Crazy Town also follow up on their hip hop roots with tracks “Ashes” and the help of LA underground rapper Bishop Lamont, or artist Madchild, founding member of hip hop group Swollen Members, who adds his rhymes to “The Keys”.

Still, they know how to do a great sing-along chorus as proven with songs like “A Little More Time” and the sweet voice of singer Koko Laroo, or “Megatron”, which was released earlier this year. “Megatron is about 2nd chances”, tells Mazur, “it’s about grabbing a hold of your life before it passes you by.” The track was influenced by social media, as Mazur was hit up via Instagram by an artist named Boondock. “He was a huge fan and we thought he was really dope as an artist. Seth and I brought him into the studio to help him with his project and ended up doing a song together called Megatron for our record. It was only after getting to know him and spending time with him that he told us about his honorable service to our country as a combat veteran of the Marines. Boondock served for eight years in some pretty scary places like Afghanistan and Iraq".

The laid-back “Baby You Don’t Know” combines the catchy Crazy Town hooks with an irresistible melody, while the album closes with “Westcoast”: A classic Crazy Town track, which has never been released before.

It took Mazur and Binzer a musical and personal journey of more than a decade to follow up on their joint creative work. Crazy Town is back.

CHILDREN OF BODOM Release second single 'I Worship Chaos'



Finnish metal superstars Children Of Bodom have just released the second digital single from their forthcoming album ‘I Worship Chaos’. The album will be released October 2nd via Nuclear Blast Records.

The band recently released a lyric video for the title track ‘I Worship Chaos’ Check it out here:



Mastermind Alexi states about the upcoming album release: “To me it seems like ‘I Worship Chaos’ has a lot darker vibe in it than the previous albums and so far everyone has told me that the songs are a lot catchier this time which I’m definitely glad about. To sum it up.. it's angry, dark and catchy as fuck. I think it’s safe to say I Worship Chaos is COB reborn even more pissed off."

‘I Worship Chaos’ tracklist: 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

Friday, 14 August 2015

Gemini Syndrome Return With New Single, "Eternity"



Los Angeles, California - Alternative Metal band Gemini Syndrome has returned with the single "Eternity", their first new music since the 2013 critically acclaimed Lux. The track, which debuted with SiriusXM Octane, will be available for purchase on August 21st but is available for pre-order now. The band is preparing for their upcoming tour alongside Avatar, Huntress, & First Decree kicking off on August 21st in Midland, Texas and working its way throughout the the U.S. wrapping up on September 22nd in Fredricksburg, Virginia. Check out Gemini Syndrome's new single "Eternity" below:



"Aaron, AP, & myself have poured our hearts into the new music & we wanted to give a taste before we head into the studio. We're streamlined and stronger than ever. We're not going anywhere — We're here for all Eternity." - Brian Steele Medina

Tour Dates:

Headline Dates:

08/21 - Blue Max - Midland, Texas 08/23 - Scout Bar - Houston, Texas 08/25 - Juanita's - Little Rock, Arkansas 08/26 - The Warehouse - Clarksville, Tennessee 08/27 - Cheers Pub - South Bend, Indiana

With Avatar, Huntress, & First Decree:

08/28 - The Machine Shop - Flint, Michigan 08/30 - Aftershock - Merriam, Kansas 08/31 - Marquis Theater - Denver, Colorado 09/01 - Black Sheep - Colorado Springs Colorado 09/02 - Sokol Underground - Omaha Nebraska 09/03 - 7 Flags Event Center - Clive, Iowa 09/04 - Q & Z Expo Center - Ringle, Wisconsin 09/06 - The Tree - Joliet, Illinois 09/08 - The Castle Theatre - Bloomington, Illinois 09/09 - Expo Five - Louisville, Kentucky 09/10 - Bogart's - Cincinnati, Ohio 09/11 - The Odeon Concert Club - Cleveland Ohio 09/12 - Vouge - Indianapolis, Indiana 09/13 - The Intersection - Grand Rapids Michigan 09/14 - Mainstage - Morgantown, West Virginia 09/15 - Altar Bar - Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 09/17 - Revolution - Amityville New York 09/18 - The Loft @ The Chance - Poughkeepsie, New York 09/19 - Chameleon Club - Lancaster, Pennsylvania 09/20 - Hard Times Cafe - Hagerstown, Maryland 09/21- Capone's - Johnson City, Tennessee 09/22 - Hard Times - Fredricksburg, Virginia

Every Hour Kills Releases "Almost Human" Music Video From Upcoming EP



Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Modern Melodic Metal band Every Hour Kills has released their "Almost Human" music video from their upcoming self-titled EP which comes out on September 18th. The video, which was directed by Doug Cook is part of an online voting competition where the winning videos receive one of two $30,000 grants to produce a music video + documentary, receive training and mentorship opportunities, and distribution on TELUS Optik TV On Demand and online!

Watch Every Hour Kills's "Almost Human" Music Video Below:



The song is about addictions, vices and demons. Everybody has them in some form. Sometimes when you deal with these trials you feel isolated and alone, like an alien among your own kind. Like you're not quite human...

The video concept illustrates this by showing the band in a cold, isolated environment being filmed only by futuristic robotic security cameras. They are forced to perform and give every ounce of energy they have to even have a chance of being set free... - Sacha Laskow

Inspired by an anonymous literary quote “Every hour wounds, but the last one kills.”, Every Hour Kills is a power house ensemble featuring ex-Divinity guitarist Sacha Laskow, bassist Brent Stutsky (ex-Breach of Trust, ex-Death Valley Dolls), drummer Rob Shawcross (ex- Out Of Your Mouth, ex-Autobody, ex-Kobra and The Lotus) along with vocalist Jerrod Maxwell-Lyster (Walk As Chaos, ex-Out of Your Mouth, ex-Autobody, ex-the R.A.C.E.). EHK’s birth began when drummer Rob Shawcross returned from a stint at the PIT in LA and approached Sacha Laskow after his departure from Nuclear Blast signed Divinity. From there, the duo worked together and recruited the best musicians they knew bassist Brent Stutsky and vocalist Jerrod Maxwell-Lyster to the line up. Progressing as a unit of epic, modern, melodic groove Metal with a twist of djent, Every Hour Kills has pushed forward in studio over the years with Sacha Laskow leading the pack’s song writing to collaborate and create an extreme sound for new fans that ranges from those familiar with heavy weights such as Soilwork, Sevendust, Meshuggah to electronic music and even rock radio friendly tunes. “The key is blending all those genres and influences into a cohesive style.” comments Laskow. “All the tracks we have completed at this time, are not written to ‘throwaway’ or do as filler tracks, every song has to have a ‘single’ quality for us to work on it and add it to our set.”With their debut self-titled EP due for release in summer 2015, EHK’s is excited to set their metal scene on fire performing shows in their home base of Calgary, AB and beyond.

RAMMSTEIN UNLEASHES NEW ‘RAMMSTEIN IN AMERIKA’ DOCUMENTARY AND ‘LIVE FROM MADISON SQUARE GARDEN’ CONCERT FILM



RAMMSTEIN UNLEASHES NEW ‘RAMMSTEIN IN AMERIKA’ DOCUMENTARY AND ‘LIVE FROM MADISON SQUARE GARDEN’ CONCERT FILM IN 2DVD AND 2BLU-RAY PACKAGES WITH 5.1 SURROUND SOUND
Global Release Date: September 25


Rammstein made a triumphant return to the U.S. stage for the first time in 10 years, to headline one sold-out concert at New York City’s Madison Square Garden. The venue’s more than 18,000 seats were snatched up for the special appearance within less than 30 minutes of going on sale, heralding Rammstein’s return with a frenzied fanfare on par with the German band’s elaborate stage presentation. On September 25, Island/UMe will release RAMMSTEIN IN AMERIKA in 2DVD and 2Blu-ray packages, pairing the incendiary Madison Square Garden concert, expertly filmed and recorded in 5.1 surround, with a feature-length documentary film directed by Hannes Rossacher. A 20-minute film about the making of Rammstein’s sixth album, Liebe ist für alle da, is also included.

The two-hour RAMMSTEIN IN AMERIKA documentary throws open the band’s private archives spanning more than 20 years, including a trove of never-before-seen footage. Originated and personally overseen by Rammstein, the film is a fascinating chronological exploration of the band’s history, from the members’ shared experience of limited touring and other creative business opportunities behind the Iron Curtain in their native East Germany to bursting onto the world’s stage as metal/rock heroes after Germany’s reunification. The film follows Rammstein’s first forays into U.S. touring and American music business dealings in the 1990s, their work with David Lynch for the Lost Highway soundtrack, global radio and music television success, and international touring, which included the 1999 arrest of two of the band’s members in Massachusetts for elements of their stage presentation deemed by local police to be “lewd and lascivious behavior.”

The film also goes behind the scenes with Rammstein’s retreat from America in the wake of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, before concluding with the band’s eventual return to perform in America on November 12, 2010 at Madison Square Garden. In addition to Rammstein’s Till Lindemann (vocals), Richard Z. Kruspe (guitar), Paul Landers (guitar), Oliver Riedel (bass), Flake Lorenz (keyboard), and Christoph Schneider (drums, percussion), several well-known American artists, including Iggy Pop, Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Moby, Melissa Auf der Maur, Marilyn Manson, Kiefer Sutherland, Steven Tyler (Aerosmith), Jonathan Davis (Korn), CJ Ramone, Scott Ian (Anthrax), Slipknot, System of a Down, KISS, and Taylor Momsen, are among the documentary’s diverse and insightful participants.

Shot in high definition with 14 cameras and 5.1 surround audio, Rammstein’s LIVE FROM MADISON SQUARE GARDEN concert film shows the band in full creative stride as they command the stage for their roof-raising return to New York. Rammstein’s complete performance of 18 songs is captured in the film, clocking in for one hour and 41 minutes of visual and sonic annihilation.

Also included is Paul Landers’ 20-minute Making Of Liebe ist für alle da documentary, which takes viewers into the studio during Rammstein’s November/December 2008 sessions for the band’s sixth album in Sonoma, California.



RAMMSTEIN: LIVE FROM MADISON SQUARE GARDEN

1. RAMMLIED 2. B******** 3. WAIDMANNS HEIL 4. KEINE LUST 5. WEISSES FLEISCH 6. FEUER FREI! 7. WIENER BLUT 8. FRÜHLING IN PARIS 9. ICH TU DIR WEH 10. DU RIECHST SO GUT 11. BENZIN 12. LINKS 2 3 4 13. DU HAST 14. PUSSY 15. SONNE 16. HAIFISCH 17. ICH WILL 18. ENGEL