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Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Oceano release lyric video for 'Dawn of Descent'

Chicago Deathcore heavyweights OCEANO have released a lyric video for the brand new track 'Dawn Of Descent', taken from their eagerly-anticipated new studio album 'Ascendants' out on 23rd March via Earache Records.

Watch the stunning 3D-animated lyric video here:

OCEANO's fourth full-length release sees the band's trademark vicious hybrid of bone-splintering brutality ascend into a new realm and reach previously undiscovered depths. Their signature sound is revitalised through guitarists Scott Smith and Michael Kasper (CARNIVALE, DEAD TO FALL) and bassist Chris Wagner (MONSTERS). Vocalist Adam Warren's visceral screams and guttural onslaught are further refined and expanded with near inhuman tone.

OCEANO will be on tour in support of 'Ascendants' in March:

Mar. 16 - Erie, PA - Basement Transmissions Mar. 17 - Indianapolis, IN - Emerson Theater Mar. 18 - Newport, KY - Thompson House Mar. 19 - Sauget, IL - Pop's Mar. 20 - Tulsa, OK - The Vanguard Mar. 22 - Grand Prairie, TX - South By So What?! Mar. 23 - Houston, TX - Scout Bar Mar. 25 - Lake Worth, FL - Propaganda Mar. 26 - Tampa, FL - Local 662 Mar. 27 - Jacksonville, FL - Burro Bar Mar. 28 - Fayetteville, NC - The Drunk Horse Pub Mar. 29 - Springfield, VA - Empire Mar. 30 - Patterson, NJ - The Wild Bull Mar. 31 - Amityville, NY - Amityville Music Hall Apr. 01 - Albany, NY - Bogie's Apr. 02 - Brooklyn, NY - M2 Brooklyn Asylum Apr. 03 - Rochester, NY - California Brew Haus Apr. 04 - Lakewood, OH - The Foundry

DR. LIVING DEAD! - brand new video launched

DR. LIVING DEAD! have launched a brand new video clip!

'TEAMxDEADx' – track number 3 on the upcoming album 'Crush The Sublime Gods' – is a prime example of the band’s fast forward, melodic yet aggressive thrash metal they are playing like no other.

DR. LIVING DEAD!’s upcoming third studio album, 'Crush The Sublime Gods', will be released in Europe on February 23rd, 2015 through Century Media Records.


“Conquering Europe Part 2 - Out For Blood” tour
Presented by: Legacy, Rock it!, Metalnews, Noizeletter

11.02.2015 (D) AACHEN Musikbunker 12.02.2015 (NL) BREDA Mezz 13.02.2015 (B) AARSCHOT De Klinker 14.02.2015 (D) ESSEN Turock 15.02.2015 (NL) LEUUWARDEN Club Romein 16.02.2015 (D) OSNABRÜCK Bastard Club 17.02.2015 (D) HAMBURG Marx 18.02.2015 (D) BERLIN K17 19.02.2015 (PL) WARSAW Progresja 20.02.2015 (PL) CRACOW Fabryka 21.02.2015 (CZ) ZLIN Masters of Rock Cafe 22.02.2015 (A) VIENNA Viper Room 24.02.2015 (SK) KOSICE Colloseum 25.02.2015 (HU) BUDAPEST Dürer Kert 26.02.2015 (SLO) LJUBLJANA Orto Bar 27.02.2015 (BA) SARAJEVO Club Sloga 28.02.2015 (SRB) BELGRADE Dom Omladine 01.03.2015 (HR) ZAGREB tba 03.03.2015 (SK) BRATISLAVA tba 04.03.2015 (A) GRAZ tba 05.03.2015 (I) MILAN Blue Rose Saloon 06.03.2015 (D) MUNICH Backstage 07.03.2015 (CH) LENZBURG Met Bar 08.03.2015 (F) TOULOUSE Connexion 10.03.2015 (E) BARCELONA Razzmatazz 2 11.03.2015 (E) MURCIA Garaje 12.03.2015 (E) MADRID Shoko 13.03.2015 (E) BILBAO Euskal Metal Assault Festival 14.03.2015 (F) NICE Alterax 15.03.2015 (F) PARIS Glaz'art 17.03.2015 (D) WEINHEIM Cafe Central 18.03.2015 (D) AALEN Rock It 19.03.2015 (A) INNSBRUCK Weekender 20.03.2015 (D) HERBOLDZHEIM Atlantis 21.03.2015 (D) LEIPZIG Hellraiser 22.03.2015 (D) COLOGNE MTC

Thy Art Is Murder announce UK shows supporting Emmure

New South Wales's deathcore titans Thy Art Is Murder have been announced as main support for Emmure's European tour this May. The UK dates see both acts playing Garage in Glasgow on May 26th with Martyr Defiled supporting. Heart Of A Coward will support for the London show at Electric Ballroom. Both dates will be opened by Sworn In. Tickets are on sale now for what promises to be the heaviest tour of the year!

May 26th - Glasgow Garage

May 27th – London, Electric Ballroom

Thy Art Is Murder released their second album 'Hate' via Nuclear Blast records in 2013. Their much anticipated third album is expected later this year.

NAPALM DEATH launch video for 'Smash A Single Digit'

The 15th studio album, “Apex Predator - Easy Meat”, by UK Grind pioneers NAPALM DEATH is out now via Century Media Records.

These are the exact other international street dates per country: UK / BENELUX / FRANCE / GREECE / DENMARK / PORTUGAL / NORWAY / REST OF EUROPE: Monday, January 26, 2015 NORTH AMERICA / ITALY / SPAIN / POLAND: Tuesday, January 27, 2015 SWEDEN: Wednesday, January 28, 2015 AUSTRALIA / NEW ZEALAND: Friday, January 30, 2015

To celebrate the album’s first release, a really special promotional video clip for the short and intense track “Smash A Single Digit” has been launched - check the clip here:

The video for 'Smash A Single Digit' was directed and produced by Michael Panduro, who has previously worked for bands like Cephalic Carnage, Saint Vitus or Job For A Cowboy. Trivia facts about this clip: The video is made up of 1093 unique drawings, each one hand-drawn in ink on paper by artist Lisbet Fredslund and actually 225 of the drawings are of the face of NAPALM DEATH vocalist “Mark “Barney” Greenway, who checked in to comment the clip as follows: “Couldn't be happier with the 'Smash A Single Digit' video clip. It shows nothing of dignity or life's fundamental pleasures - only a snapshot of those unfortunate enough to only be deemed as numbers for production quotas in this world. When a 'digit' has therefore been expended, it is rubbed out (or consumed leaving no trace, as in the case of this video). In my opinion, Michael Panduro and the team produced a real work of art and I think the general style holds some really nice future artistic possibilities for NAPALM DEATH".

The tracklisting for the standard edition of' 'Apex Predator - Easy Meat' reads as follows:

NAPALM DEATH - “Apex Predator - Easy Meat”:

1. Apex Predator - Easy Meat 2. Smash A Single Digit 3. Metaphorically Screw You 4. How The Years Condemn 5. Stubborn Stains 6. Timeless Flogging 7. Dear Slum Landlord… 8. Cesspits 9. Bloodless Coup 10. Beyond The Pale 11. Stunt Your Growth 12. Hierarchies 13. One-Eyed 14. Adversarial / Copulating Snakes


Santa Cruz have today revealed that they will release their second studio album, ‘Santa Cruz’, on March 9th via Spinefarm Records; this will be 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

Now that’s whet your appetite, let this next video clip leave you fully stimulated; ‘Shred 'Till You Drop Vol.2: Shred Or Die!’ features the Santa Cruz frontline duo, Archie & Johnny, burning up fretboards – and potentially your loins?!

Surely enough to make guitar aficionados drown in their own saliva!

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


AIRBOURNE – unswerving champions of the hard rock cause whose spectacular global success, live and on record, has consistently clenched a fist for the genre as a whole – have signed a worldwide deal with Spinefarm Records.

Driven by a formidable work-hard/play-hard ethic, and keen to entertain on the grandest of scales, this award-winning quartet (formed in regional Australia in 2003) have been proudly walking the rock ‘n’ roll path since their early teenage years, inspired by the music’s great and glorious past, yet determined to move things forward on a wave of blurred limbs & boundless energy.

Led into action by brothers Joel & Ryan O’Keeffe (vocalist / lead guitarist & drummer, respectively; the line-up is completed by David Roads on guitar and Justin Street on bass), the four have spent the past 10 years establishing themselves as a true force of nature – living on the road, selling out major venues, charting albums and appearing on bills with some of rock’s most legendary names, from Iron Maiden to the Rolling Stones.

With Airbourne, everything is to the hilt, which means that frontman Joel O’ Keeffe is as likely to be climbing the lighting rig or going ‘walkabout’ in the venue as positioned behind the mic; it also means that their three studio albums – ‘Runnin’ Wild’ (2007), ‘No Guts. No Glory’ (2009) & ‘Black Dog Barking’ (2013) – are home to some of the most rousing rock anthems of the past few years, songs like ‘Too Much, Too Young, Too Fast’, ‘No Way But The Hard Way’, ‘Live it Up’ & ‘Runnin’ Wild’ itself – a body of work that hasn’t escaped the notice of AC/DC’s Angus Young, who was recently asked in an interview what he thinks of modern rock music & he said “I see it as healthy, because there’s newer stuff coming through. I really like Airbourne”.

SINCE the release of ‘Runnin’ Wild’ (a silver record in the UK), Airbourne have notched up an impressive array of international facts ‘n’ stats: these include Top 20 chart entries, # 1 Rock Chart positions, awards for ‘Best Album’ & ‘Best Live Act’, numerous placements in video games and TV / movie outlets, plus key spots at the biggest festivals around the world, the likes of Wacken & Rock Am Ring / Rock Im Park in Germany and Sonisphere & Download in the UK, with Sweden Rock, Greenfield (Switzerland), Hellfest (France) and Graspop (Belgium) already confirmed for 2015.

Now, with sights set on absolute world domination and Album Number 4 likely to be released later this year, Airbourne have joined forces with Spinefarm Records in a new global deal that sees Spinefarm partnering with Universal Germany’s Vertigo imprint for the German speaking markets…

“We’re pumped up to have signed on the dotted line to the world's toughest and truest hard rock label, Spinefarm. We have worked with some of the guys on this team in the past, and we’re extremely confident about having each other's back in the trenches for many hard rockin' years to come. We're chompin' at the bit to get ROCKIN' and KICKIN' ARSE in 2015 & beyond” – CHEERS from Airbourne.

Says Spinefarm General Manager Worldwide, Jonas Nachsin, who previously worked with the group as Roadrunner President: “We are so proud to be the new global home for the amazing AIRBOURNE! They are a band who have thrilled audiences around the world with their insanely energetic live shows and wildly anthemic songs, and all of us at Spinefarm are thrilled to be part of their ensuing juggernaut.”

Daniel Lieberberg, Senior Vice President, Universal Music Germany, adds: “Germany, Austria and Switzerland have always been strong markets for this unique band. We’re excited to closely collaborate with Spinefarm Records on our mission to bring Airbourne to a new level in our part of the world.”

2015 finds Airbourne perfectly placed to take things to a new level everywhere, building on their passion, hard graft and heady achievements, and bringing along an ever-growing army of fans for the (white-knuckle) ride; and one thing’s for sure, there’ll be no resting on laurels…

Ask Joel O’Keeffe about his days in college, and his response neatly spotlights ‘The Airbourne Way’… “I drove by the college on the way to a gig,” he recalls, “this was in the early days, all the gear was in the back of the van. I planned to stop off and pick up the diploma certificate, but in the end I didn’t bother. I didn’t want anything to fall back on, NO Plan B… I knew what I wanted to do, I was committed to Rock’n’Roll, so as far as I was concerned, it was and still is all or nothing.” Raise The Flag for Rock’n’Roll.