Monday, 12 January 2015
Announcing "Immortal RANDY RHOADS - The Ultimate Tribute" - A Celebratory Album Feat. All-Star Guests SERJ TANKIAN, TOM MORELLO and More
Announcing “Immortal RANDY RHOADS – The Ultimate Tribute”
A Celebratory Album Feat. All-Star Guests SERJ TANKIAN, TOM MORELLO and More Out March 3, 2015 via UDR Music
One of the most venerated guitarists ever to grace hard rock music, the late, great Randy Rhoads (heralded as the legendary lead guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne and Quiet Riot) will be celebrated in the truest of fashions with the release of Immortal Randy Rhoads – The Ultimate Tribute on March 3, 2015 via UDR Music.
A collection of 11 classic Rhoads co-written songs, Immortal Randy Rhoads – The Ultimate Tribute is performed by twenty top contemporary artists, including old friends and performing partners Rudy Sarzo and Frankie Banali, his brother Kelle Rhoads and more designated musicians like Serj Tankian, Tom Morello, Vinny Appice, Tim “Ripper” Owens, Chuck Billy, Alexi Laiho, George Lynch, Gus G., Bruce Kulick, Doug Aldrich, Dweezil Zappa and others.
The album was produced and compiled by the Grammy-award winning guitarist and producer Bob Kulick at his own studio.
Along with the album, Immortal Randy Rhoads – The Ultimate Tribute will also contain a bonus DVD available in the digipack version, including interesting interviews with some of the involved artists, hosted by Bob Kulick and a feature on the Musonia School of Music, a teaching school on North Hollywood, California, set up by Randy’s mother and run by his brother Kelle Rhoads.
Pre-order details coming soon! Immortal Randy Rhoads – The Ultimate Tribute will also be available in double vinyl gatefold and digital formats.
A lover of classical music, Rhoads had taken initial steps into rock’n’roll as a 16 year old when he formed a band, that soon became Quiet Riot. Rhoads was vaulted to the limelight in 1979 when Ozzy Osbourne chose the relatively unknown guitarist to help shape a new future for him via his band, Blizzard of Oz. The result saw Rhoads co-script two of the most famous albums in hard rock history, Blizzard Of Oz and Diary of A Madman, and rapidly ascended the stairway of fame and recognition for his virtuoso playing and writing. Famed for the way he fused classical flavors with technically-excellent hard rock, Rhoads became one of the most influential lead guitarists in rock.
When he tragically passed away on March 19, 1982 in a plane accident, Rhoads was only 25 years old, but thankfully, the legend of his work, ethos and their continuing influence on a whole new generation of guitarists, has never dimmed.
Celebrate the life and legend of Randy Rhoads with Immortal Randy Rhoads – The Ultimate Tribute.
The Late Legendary Guitar Hero Memorialized in Sensational Cover Tracks
Featuring an All-Star Line-Up of Music Greats:
TOM MORELLO SERJ TANKIAN RUDY SARZO FRANKIE BANALI VINNY APPICE TIM “RIPPER” OWENS CHUCK BILLY ALEXI LAIHO GEORGE LYNCH GUS G. BRUCE KULICK DOUG ALDRICH DWEEZIL ZAPPA BERNIE TORME JON DONAIS BRAD GILLIS ... and More
Album Includes Bonus DVD w/ Artist and Producer Interviews and More
Swedish Viking black metal-tinged act KING OF ASGARD have announced two line-up changes in their ranks.
"Time passes and changes occur. It's a new order in Asgard! Recently, we of various in here insignificant reasons, concluded that it was a necessity with dramatic changes and greater efforts within the band which resulted in parted ways with both Karsten Larsson and Lars Tängmark. This was obviously a tough decision after a long time together and lots of shared moments but we knew that it was necessary for King of Asgard's survival. For some time now we have found a replacement on the drum pallet. The new blood around the King's hearth is Mathias Westman. Westman's hammering duties, among other, can be heard in Swedish death metal outfit Throne of Heresy and fits us just like thunder. So here we are, back to the point of freezing but with great conviction and faith in the future! We're fully rehearsed and equiped with old songs as well as newly written songs in progress. So we hardly think you'll notice… Sharpened claws and worn wings! We salute and hail the past brethren for everything, may your days be filled with blood, fire and death! Cheers!"
KING OF ASGARD released their latest album "Karg" in July of 2014 via Metal Blade Records. Visit metalblade.com/kingofasgard to watch the video clip for "The Runes Of Hel" and order your copy of the album.
First New Studio Album in Ten Years Out In Europe 3/20, The UK and Oceania on 3/23, and North America on 3/24
World Tour Commences In Glasgow on May 21, 2015
Los Angeles, CA --- Frontiers Music Srl has announced a March 20 release date for TOTO XIV in Europe, with The UK and Oceania on 3/23, and North America on March 24. The album will hit retail globally, with specific dates for territories in Asia, South America and others to follow. Configurations include CD, with a deluxe edition available featuring a "making of" documentary on DVD, expanded booklet that includes an in depth story and interview about the new album alongside exclusive pictures in ecol-book packaging. Additionally Toto XIV will be available as a 2LP vinyl set, and a Super Deluxe limited edition which includes the Deluxe CD/DVD edition, 2LP vinyl, an exclusive poster, t-shirt (large size only), and lithograph. The album will be available via all digital retailers.
The new album is a realized vision three plus decades in the making exhibiting world-class musicianship, masterful arrangements, topical lyrical commentary, and melodies that the collective genius of Lukather, Paich, Porcaro, Williams and their assembled band-mates bring to life. TOTO XIV is the band's first album of new material since 2006's Falling In Between. However, the band personally considers the new album to be the true follow-up to TOTO IV, which made the band global superstars.
Keyboardist Steve Porcaro reveals, "This is opposite of going through the motions. We are treating this like it is Toto V, our follow-up to TOTO IV. We just want to be the best version of ourselves that we can be. Be true to ourselves and make the best music we can. Entertain people which is what we were put on this Earth for." Keyboardist David Paich reflects, "I think of TOTO as a unit and a band that carries a responsibility when it goes out there in to the public consciousness. There is so much negativity and darkness that I think you have to be as Quincy Jones puts it, 'beams of light that blast through the darkness'."
As they began the process of a return the studio, all of the principle long-term members brought their A-game to the table. Guitarist Steve "Luke" Lukather offers, "When you put us in a room, and everybody brings in their pieces, the next thing you know it all fits together. Everybody's performances are top notch. We are really bringing our best out, forcing ourselves to make personal best choices, what's best for the music. I'm really excited to hear what people think." Singer Joseph Williams adds, "We are talking about a band where everybody is a writer, and everybody is a lead singer, and everybody is a player. All involved brought this trio to the table where it could just live on its own."
Founding bassist David Hungate returns to the fold, about whom Luke simply offers, "No one plays like David Hungate." Drums were performed by Keith Carlock who's commitments to Steely Dan prohibit him from participating in the 2015 World Tour. Shannon Forest will be behind the kit, who was a part of the band's 2014 North American run. Luke offers, "Shannon is a world class drummer and we are honored to have him back with us."
The sessions were co-produced by CJ Vanston, who Paich looks upon as, "everything a producer is supposed to be and more - a musicians producer." Vanston states, "There have never been better musicians on the planet, especially in a band together. This is an amazing record and I am completely thrilled to be a part of it. This is a dream job for me." Porcaro offers an additional thought stating, "I think the band is hit upon a very healthy creative tension for this project. I'm very excited about it." For Williams he reflects, "Just imagine being able to stand on stage in front of enormous crowd of people, and you are playing great music with the best musicians in the world, and you look around, and they are some of your best friends in the world. It's the best feeling any person could have." For Porcaro he shares, "It is kind of hard to find words of what it means to have a smile on your face to go to work every day and we have the fans to thank for that - so thank you."
The band will hit the ground running with an extensive European headline arena tour with appearances at key festivals. The itinerary begins in Glasgow on May 21, and takes Toto through the UK, France, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Poland, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Italy, and Belgium. Ticket sales came out of the box with strength, with some appearances selling out within days of on-sale. A North American tour will follow in the summer of 2015. The band is also in the planning stages for their return to Asia later this year.
The last couple of years have been active, with a seven show sold-out tour of Asia that took them through Nagoya, Osaka, Tokyo, Sendai and Sapporo in April, 2014. Also that month, the 35th Anniversary Tour - Live In Poland title was released, debuting at #1 in territories across the globe. Last August and September, the band hit the road travelling across North America as co-headliners with Michael McDonald, which when it was all said and done was their most comprehensive tour on the continent in years.
Historically, few ensembles in the history of recorded music have individually or collectively had a larger imprint on pop culture than the members of TOTO. As individuals, the band members' imprint can be heard on an astonishing 5000 albums that together amass a sales history of a HALF A BILLION albums. Amongst these recordings, NARAS applauded the performances with 225 Grammy nominations. TOTO sold 35 million albums, and today continue to be a worldwide arena draw staging standing room only events across the globe. They are pop culture, and are one of the few 70s bands that have endured the changing trends and styles, and 35 plus years in to a career enjoy a multi-generational fan base. It is not an exaggeration to estimate that 95% of the world's population has heard a performance by a member of TOTO.
Toto also continues to raise awareness for ALS, for their brother and friend, Mike Porcaro, who has been diagnosed with ALS, Lou Gehrig's Disease. The band commits energies towards fundraising for Police and Fire Departments of California and the Fallen Heroes initiative (www.fallenheroes.org), and help the United Nations in their humanitarian endeavors through music.
TOTO XIV TRACK LISTING
1. Running Out Of Time 2. Burn 3. Holy War 4. 21st Century Blues 5. Orphan 6. Unknown Soldier (For Jeffrey) 7. The Little Things 8. Chinatown 9. All The Tears That Shine 10. Fortune 11. Great Expectations
TOTO TOUR DATES
5/21 Glasgow, UK Glasgow Royal Concert Hall 5/23 Dublin, Ireland Vicar Street (SOLD OUT) 5/25 Manchester, UK 02 Apollo Manchester 5/26 London, UK Apollo Hammersmith 5/28 Paris, France Zenith 5/29 Esch Sur Alzette, Luxembourg Rockhal 5/30 Amsterdam, Netherlands Ziggo Dome 6/02 Sonderborg, Denmark Molleparkens Friluftscene 6/03 Copenhagen, Denmark Falkoner Theatre 6/04 Solvesborg, Sweden Sweden Rock Festival 6/06 Bergen, Norway Bergen Calling 6/07 Oslo, Norway Sentrum Scene (SOLD OUT) 6/10 Bremerhaven, Germany Stadthalle 6/11 Berlin, Germany Tempodrome 6/12 Leipzig, Germany Parkbuhne 6/13 Dresden, Germany Junge Garde 6/15 Cologne, Germany Tanzbrunnen 6/16 Offenbach, Germany Stadthalle 6/17 Stuttgart, Germany Freilichtbuhne Killesberg 6/18 Abenberg, Germany Burg Abenberg 6/20 Hinwil, Switzerland Rock The Ring Festival 6/21 Klam, Austria Castle Clam 6/23 Wroclaw, Poland Orbita Hol 6/24 Warsaw, Poland Torwar 6/26 Budapest, Hungary Petofi Hall 6/27 Bucharest, Romania Sala Palatului 6/28 Sofia, Bulgaria Arena Armeec 6/30 Belgrade, Serbia Kalemegdan Fortress 7/03 Milan, Italy City Sound Milan 7/05 Rome, Italy Cavea Auditorium 7/08 Munich, Germany Olympiahalle 7/13 Morzine, France Morzine Harley Days 7/15 Nimes, France Festival de Nimes 7/16 Vienne, France Theatre Antique
ENSIFERUM: Finnish folk metal forbearers unleash new video
One Man Army full-length to see release next month!
One Man Army is the sixth studio album from Finnish folk metal forbearers, ENSIFERUM. Set to drop next month via Metal Blade Records, the predominantly analog-recorded offering was captured by award-winning producer Anssi Kippo (Children Of Bodom, Impaled Nazarene, Entwine etc.) at Astia-Studios in Lappeenranta, Finland and delivers eleven punishingly epic odes alongside a four-track bonus CD featuring the band's rendition of Barathrum's "Warmetal," Iron Maiden's "Wrathchild," Uriah Heep's "Lady In Black," and Judas Priest's "Breaking The Law".
In anticipation of the forthcoming release, today ENSIFERUM unveils the official new video for One Man Army's title track as well as an in-depth "making of" clip that brings fans deep into the heart of the filming session. Take a looksee at www.metalblade.com/ensiferum.
ENSIFERUM's "One Man Army" will be released via Metal Blade Records on February 20th, 2015. 70,000 Tons of Metal voyagers will be able to catch ENSIFERUM's battle-ready live performance next week before the band kicks off a lengthy European live incursion, wielding their swords alongside Insomnium and Omnium Gatherum. See confirmed dates below.
+ Omnium Gatherum
10/03/15 DE - Lingen - Alter Schlachthof (ENSIFERUM only)
11/03/15 DE - Bochum - Zeche
12/03/15 DE - Ludwigsburg - Rockfabrik
13/03/15 DE - München - Backstage
14/03/15 CZ - Zlin - Masters of Rock Café
15/03/15 HU - Budapest - Club 202
16/03/15 AT - Wien - Szene
18/03/15 IT - Milan - Live Club
19/03/15 CH - Lausanne - Les Docks
20/03/15 FR - Strasbourg - La Laiterie
21/03/15 CH - Pratteln - Z7
22/03/15 FR - Lyon - Ninkasi Kao
23/03/15 FR - Paris - Le Bataclan
24/03/15 UK - London - O2 Academy Islington
25/03/15 NL - Haarlem - Patronaat
26/03/15 NL - Zwolle - Hedon
27/03/15 BE - Vosselaar - Biebob
28/03/15 DE - Bremen - Tivoli
29/03/15 DE - Hamburg - Grünspan
30/03/15 DK - Copenhagen - Vega
31/03/15 SE - Stockholm - Göta Källare
01/04/15 SE - Gothenburg - Sticky Fingers
02/04/15 NO - Oslo - Inferno Metal Festival
Sweden's guardians of real Heavy Metal, WOLF, released their 7th album "Devil Seed" in August 2014 and proved once more that there are one of the best bands to keep metal true. And WOLF want to invite you to witness their evil powers live: "We are very happy to announce that our Swedish brothers Dead Lord will join us as main support on the first part of the upcoming 'Devil Seed' European tour. The addition of Dead Lord is just awesome and as all of you know they are a fantastic band...the 'Devil Seed' tour just got even deadlier."
"Wolf makes entertainment metal of high to sky-high levels." - Sweden Rock Magazine Album Of The Month!
"Once again the production sparkles and the instrumentation is incisive but never indulgent, with Shark Attack, My Demon and Killing Floor boasting simple, surging choruses that'll have you screaming along." 8 of 10 in Metal Hammer UK
"There's a touch of Judas Priest's Rob Halford in Niklas Stalvind's big voice, but it's the stomping heft of the whole shebang that makes Wolf look like trad metal's answer to Airbourne." 4/5 Kerrang (UK)
If you don't belive the hype, check out this songs:
WOLF & DEAD LORD:
23.01.2015 Zoetermeer (The Netherlands) – Boerderij
24.01.2015 Essen (Germany) – Turock
25.01.2015 Groningen (The Netherlands) – Vera
27.01.2015 München (Germany) – Backstage
28.01.2015 Innsbruck (Austria) – PMK
29.01.2015 Uster (Switzerland) – Star Club
30.01.2015 Rheine (Germany) – Hypothalamus
31.01.2015 Würzburg (Germany) – Metal Assault Festival
01.02.2015 Tilburg (The Netherlands) – Little Devil
WOLF & PRIMITAI:
04.02.2015 Sheffield (UK) – Corporation
05.02.2015 Manchester (UK) – Roadhouse
06.02.2015 Glasgow (UK) – Audio
07.02.2015 Nottingham (UK) – Basement
08.02.2015 London (UK) – Underworld
HARK have announce new European dates as special guests of PRONG. In this role, the Welsh heavy rockers will be joined by Belgian sludge-heads STEAK NUMBER EIGHT.
The tour will kick off in The Netherlands at Groningen's Vera on the 17th of April and continue to rock Belgium, the UK, France, Switzerland, and Austria until a final leg of five dates in Germany with a last show in Hamburg at Knust on May 3rd. A full list of shows can be viewed below.
17.04.15 Groningen (NL) Vera
18.04.15 Sittard (NL) Volt
19.04.15 Kortrijk (BE) De Kreun
21.04.15 Birmingham (UK) 02 Academy 2
22.04.15 Liverpool (UK) 02 Academy 2
23.04.15 London (UK) 02 Islington Academy
24.04.15 Bristol (UK) 02 Academy
25.04.15 Savigny le Temple (FR) L'Empreinte
26.04.15 Pratteln (CH) Z7
27.04.15 Graz (AT) PPC
28.04.15 Wien (AT) Szene
29.04.15 München (DE) Feierwerk
30.04.15 Berlin (DE) C-Club
01.05.15 Köln (DE) Underground
02.05.15 Essen (DE) Turock
03.05.15 Hamburg (DE) Knust
HARK will be touring in support of their debut full-length, 'Crystalline', which has just been named as one of the best six metal albums of 2014 by Entertainment Weekly and is still available in various formats via the Season of Mist shop.
Artwork and tracklist of 'Crystalline' are shown below:
2. Hounded by Callous Decree
3. Sins on Sleeves
4. Black Hole South West
5. Breathe and Run
7. Scarlet Extremities
8. All Wretch No Vomit
9. Xtal 0.6
10. Clear Light Of...
The Day Is My Enemy, our brand new album is droppin March 30th. It is the meanest record we've ever made! Zane has the first play of new single Nasty on Radio 1 tonight....tune in from 7pm. Let the attack begin! LH Pre-order the album now from www.theprodigy.com, including exclusive bundles and at 7:35pm watch the new video for Nasty.
The Day Is My Enemy UK Tour
Monday May 4th - Newcastle 02 Academy
Tuesday May 5th - Bridlington Spa
Thursday May 7th - Birmingham O2 Academy
Friday May 8th - Cardiff Arena
Saturday May 9th - Blackpool Empress Ballroom
Monday May 11th - Reading Rivermead
Tuesday May 12th - Brighton Centre
Thursday May 14th - Bournemouth BIC
Friday May 15th - London Alexandra Palace (Late show til 3am)
Saturday May 16th - London Alexandra Palace
Limited fan presale available now only from www.theprodigy.com. General onsale from 9am Wednesday 14th January at www.gigsandtours.com and www.ticketmaster.co.uk.
Philadelphia, PA- Pure Steel Records Germany artists, Power Theory, have begun the final recording process for their new album (3rd), "Driven By Fear" completing drum tracks on January 10th, 2015 at TTR Studios in historic Germantown Section of Philadelphia, PA.
Drums tracks are being handled by Nick Bunczk (http://www.nickbunczk.com) who has been the bands live drummer for the past year, and is well known as being one of the best percussionists in Philadelphia. His solid skills were showcased in these sessions as the tracks were laid down with open eyes and ears.
Next up are guitar, bass and vocal tracks which will be engineered and produced by Carlos Alvarez at Dirty Viking Audio Productions.
Stay Tuned for Track Listings Soon....
Video below was shot while the drum tracks were being laid down
The forthcoming "Driven By Fear" tour will start in Philadelphia as support for metal legend, Doro on March 3rd and future April 2015 dates in Akron & Columbus, OH with Pure Steel label mates, Wretch; May dates in Orlando, Melbourne, Tampa Florida, and negotiations are underway with European Promoters for September 2015. Other shows will be slotted in as they are confirmed but this year will be unlike other and a breakout one as well.
Tour Dates as of 1/11/15, More to be very shortly:
3/03/15 The Legendary Dobbs Philadelphia, PA 19147
4/16/15 31st Street Pub Pittsburgh, PA 15201
4/17/15 O'Shecky's Live Columbus, OH 43229
4/18/15 Empire Concert Club Akron, OH 44310
5/15/15 The Haven Winter Park, FL 32792
5/16/15 The Boondocks Melbourne, FL 32935
5/17/15 Brass Mug Tampa, FL 33613
Right in time for the upcoming UK/Ireland tour NYHC icons SICK OF IT ALL are releasing 'Hardcore Equals Freedom'.
The song will be available digitally on the following dates: Europe: January 12th USA/Canada: January 20
As of January 19th there is also a limited 7” available featuring: A: 'Hardcore Equals Freedom' (previously unreleased) B: 'DNC (Do Not Comply)' Only 1.000 copies are available worldwide: black (400x) red (300x) silver (200x) gold (100x)
The black and red 7” is available at CM Distro: www.cmdistro.de
Silver is only available via the band, so make sure to stop by at the merchandise booth.
Keep your eyes peeled for the info on when to get the golden ones from Revelation Records!
A second London show on February 7th has just been added to the upcoming UK & IRE tour, see full dates below.
SICK OF IT ALL UK & IRE TOUR
28.01.2015 (UK) Southampton - The Talking Heads 29.01.2015 (UK) Nottingham - Rescue Rooms 30.01.2015 (UK) Newcastle - Think Tank at Digital 31.01.2015 (UK) Leeds - Brudenell 01.02.2015 (IRL) Dublin - Voodoo Lounge 02.02.2015 (UK) Belfast - Limelight 2 04.02.2015 (UK) Glasgow - Classic Grand 05.02.2015 (UK) Manchester - Sound Control 06.02.2015 (UK) London - Underworld 07.02.2015 (UK) London - Underworld ***additional date*** 08.02.2015 (UK) Bristol - The Fleece
All touring is in support of SICK OF IT ALL’s most recent album 'Last Act Of Defiance' which was released last year through Century Media Records.
Today, Finnish Power Metal institution BATTLE BEAST release their new studio album Unholy Savior, via Nuclear Blast. They will celebrate the release of the album with a UK show supporting Sabaton tonight (12/01/15) at HMV Forum in London.
Check out the new “track-by-track” trailer, including the songs 'Lionheart', 'Unholy saviour', 'I want the world…and everything in it', 'Madness', 'Sea of dreams' and 'Speed and danger'.
The Track listing for Unholy Savior will be as follows:
1.Lionheart 2.Unholy Savior 3.I Want The World….And Everything In It 4.Madness 5.Sea Of Dreams 6.Speed And Danger 7.Touch In The Night 8.The Black Swordsman 9.Hero’s Quest 10.Far Far Away 11.Angel Cry
Enter Shikari have today released a stream of their forthcoming album ‘The Mindsweep’ (out in the UK properly in one week’s time. January 19th 2015), via their site www.entershikari.com.
Featuring the singles ‘The Last Garrison’ and ‘Anaesthetist’, as well as the track ‘Never Let Go Of The Microscope’, which the band streamed via their Youtube channel recently, ‘The Mindsweep’ is the 4th full-length studio album by Enter Shikari and comes almost exactly three years to the day after the release of the band’s last album, ‘A Flash Flood Of Colour’.
Enter Shikari lyricist / singstress, Mr Rou Reynolds of Hertfordshire, had this message to share on the subject of making the album available to hear: “This limbo period... this purgatory… is finally over. We can present to you all the fruits of adversity. This bastion. This new limb. This lasting record of who we are, and what we stand for, in the year 2015AD. I hope it makes your Tympanic Membrane vibrate and your neurons fire like nothing else before.”
Pre-orders for the album are available now from www.entershikari.com, including a pair of rather lavish super-limited-edition formats and exclusive coloured vinyl available only via the band’s own webstore.
The band have also announced a short run of UK album signing sessions in record shops, as well as a special ‘album launch’ show at Kingston’s Rose Theatre in association with Banquet Records on Sunday 18th Jan, and have plans for something a bit special for London on the Monday of release on 19th.. the details for which will be forthcoming in the next day or so.
The dates, towns and timings are:
Album launch show
SUN 18 - Kingston. Rose Theatre - 7pm
Instore album signings
MON 19 - London (details soon) WED 21 - Southampton HMV - 12 midday WED 21 - Brighton HMV - 5pm THUR 22 - Birmingham HMV - 12 midday THUR 22 - Manchester HMV - 5:30pm FRI 23 - Bristol Rise Records - 5:50pm (?)
Enter Shikari are currently on mainland Europe playing the first dates of 2015’s extensive ‘Mindsweep Tour’, taking in the UK & Europe, Australia, Russia, North America and many destinations far and wide.
The band have also announced two high-profile UK festival headline slots - the first of which sees them headlining the Second Stage at Download Festival in June, and then headlining Somerset’s Nass Festival in July - as well as several in Europe.
Tickets for all shows at : WWW.ENTERSHIKARI.COM/SHOWS
FRI 09 BRUSSELS, BE - AB BOX - *SOLD OUT* SAT 10 AMSTERDAM, NE - MELKWEG - *SOLD OUT* SUN 11 BIELEFELD, DE - RINGLOKSCHUPPEN TUE 13 PRAGUE, CZ - LMB - *SOLD OUT* WED 14 NUREMBERG, DE - HIRSCH THU 15 BERLIN, DE - KESSELHAUS SUN 18 KINGSTON, UK - ROSE THEATRE
MON 02 PARIS, FR - LA CIGALE TUE 03 SOLOTHURN, CH - KOFMEAL WED 04 LYON, FR - TRANSBORDEUR THU 05 MILAN, IT - MAGAZZINI GENERALI SAT 07 LEIPZIG, DE - HELLRAISER SUN 08 VIENNA, AUT - ARENAN MON 09 MUNICH, DE - MUFFATHALLE TUE 10 WUERZBURG, DE - POSTHALLE WED 11 COLOGNE, DE - LIVE MUSIC HALL FRI 13 HAMBURG, DE - DOCKS SAT 14 FRANKFURT, DE - BATSCHKAPP MON 16 PORTSMOUTH, UK - PYRAMIDS - *SOLD OUT* TUE 17 CARDIFF, UK - YPLAS - *SOLD OUT* WED 18 WOLVERHAMPTON, UK - CIVIC FRI 20 MANCHESTER, UK - ACADEMY - *SOLD OUT* SAT 21 GLASGOW, UK - BARROWLAND - *SOLD OUT* SUN 22 MIDDLESBROUGH, UK - TOWN HALL TUE 24 CAMBRIDGE, UK - CORN EXCHANGE WED 25 NORWICH, UK - UEA - *SOLD OUT* THUR 26 LONDON, UK - ROUNDHOUSE - *SOLD OUT* FRI 27 LONDON, UK - ROUNDHOUSE
Fresh from the critically acclaimed debut album All Hell Breaks Loose in 2013, Black Star Riders are set to release a new studio album, The Killer Instinct, in February 2015. The band entered the studio with heralded producer Nick Raskulinecz (RUSH, THE FOO FIGHTERS, ALICE IN CHAINS, MASTODON) this time round and in the first album trailer, Damon Johnson and Scott Gorham explain how the guys came up with the album title and the general theme.
The artwork for the new album was recently revealed, which frontman Ricky Warwick describes as ‘...a bit of a continuation from ‘All Hell Breaks Loose,’ people will see the link - it’s very Rock N Roll. It’s going to look cool’.
The release of The Killer Instinct will be followed by a full UK and Eire co-headline tour with Europe throughout March 2015. The dates rack up as follows:
March 2: Olympia Theatre, Dublin
March 3: Ulster Hall, Belfast
March 5: o2 ABC, Glasgow
March 6: o2 ABC, Glasgow
March 7: o2 Academy, Newcastle
March 8: o2 Academy, Leeds
March 10: Rock City, Nottingham
March 11: Corn Exchange, Cambridge
March 13: Academy, Manchester
March 14: Civic Hall, Wolverhampton
March 15: University, Exeter
March 16: o2 Academy, Bristol
March 18: o2 Academy, Bournemouth
March 19: UEA, Norwich
March 20: o2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London
March 21: o2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London
THE AMORETTES are support on all dates except Glasgow March 5th and London March 20th – support on these shows is TBC.