Thursday, 19 February 2015
Photo credit: Don Wyatt Jackson
ALBUM ‘TIME AND TRAUMA’ OUT NOW VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS
36 Crazyfists have curated a ‘Metal Madness’ playlist for Digster, featuring 12 tracks personally picked by the band, plus their brand new album ‘Time and Trauma’ in full.
You can listen to it via Spotify and/or Deezer HERE
Time and Trauma is out now via Spinefarm Records.
36 Crazyfists will finish their extensive UK headline tour TONIGHT in Oxford.
19.02.2015 Oxford (UK) Oxford O2 Academy
THE CADILLAC THREE announce New 6 track EP ‘PEACE LOVE & DIXIE’ confirmed for release in support of March UK headline tour
The Cadillac Three – well-versed in blending groovy metallic weight with outlaw song-writing and genuine Southern pride, will have a new 6-track EP released through Spinefarm Records on March 23rd ; titled ‘Peace, Love & Dixie’, The record , available on CD & download, features the first fresh material released by the Nashville trio since their debut ‘Tennessee Mojo’ album, also released via Spinefarm in April of last year.
‘Peace Love & Dixie’ EP; track-listing
01 Peace Love & Dixie 02 Hot Damn 03 Real People 04 Party Like You 05 White Lightning (live) 06 Down To The River (live)
Recorded by the band and Ryan Gore, the EP includes four new studio tracks, including current single / video ‘Party Like You’, plus two live outings from TC3’s sold-out show at The Garage in London in December of last year. Indulge now in the video for ‘Party Like You’:
Following on from their visit in December, The Cadillac Three have confirmed a 6-date tour, their first genuine UK headline run, for March of this year.
The ‘Peace Love & Dixie’ EP will be exclusively available at these shows prior to release…
March 2015: headline dates:
4 Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms SOLD OUT 5 Glasgow, Cathouse 7 Leeds, Key Club SOLD OUT 8 Norwich, Waterfront Studio SOLD OUT 9 Southampton, Talking Heads SOLD OUT 10 London, Dingwalls SOLD OUT
The Cadillac Three – Jaren Johnston (vocals / guitar), Kelby Ray (lap steel / bass) & Neil Mason (drums) – enjoyed a hugely busy and successful 2014 that saw them playing over 200 shows and visiting the UK & Europe on several occasions; they also triumphed in the ‘Best New Band’ category at the Classic Rock Awards in Los Angeles.
Reflecting on the band’s fast-rising profile overseas, Neil says:-
“We ended 2014 with some great shows in the UK, and we promised to keep coming back as long as y'all will have us… so we couldn't be more excited to announce a new string of dates, some in familiar towns and some in places we’ve never been to! The UK has become like a second home to us over the past year or so, and we can’t wait to come back! We've been working hard on new music for y'all, too, and we’re looking forward to sharing some of it with you! See y'all soon!"
Basingstoke chaotic hardcore band ARTEMIS have announced that they will release their new EP ‘Nothing Left To See‘on 30th March as a very limited run available on CD, cassette tape and digital download. The band will also be hitting the road with Ithaca and Ilenkus later this year.
Uninterested in conforming to the current expectations of the modern metal scene, they’ve spent the past few months developing their sound into a furious combination of controlled anarchy and explosive hardcore which they can truly call their own unique take on the genre.
Previously supporting bands including This Is Hell, War From A Harlots Mouth, Baby Godzilla, Gravemaker, Heart In Hand, Liferuiner, Bastions, 68 and many more, the quintet have already toured the UK and EU relentlessly to perfect the clusterbomb pandemonium of their live show.
With plenty more shows to be announced across Europe and the United Kingdom this year, nobody is safe from the crazed gaze of Artemis in 2015.
UK w/ Ithaca and Grindhouse:
19.03 Reading, Face Bar 21.03 Wellingborough - Raff's Bar 22.03 Worcester - Pig And Drum
EU w/ Ilenkus:
22.04 (SWI) Geneva, Kavingrad 24.04 (DE) Holdorf, Jugend Treff Dinklage 25.04 (DE) Greifswald, Juz Klex 28.04 (PL) Poznan, Las 29.04 (CZ) Ostrava, Plan B Hardcore Cafe 01.05 (NL) Utrecht, ACU 02.05 (NL) Hoogeveen, Het Podium
Kurt - Drums Jamie - Bass Mike - Guitars Brandon - Guitars Dan – Vocals
NIGHTWISH's forthcoming album 'Endless Forms Most Beautiful' will be the band's first studio album to feature Dutch vocalist Floor Jansen and is set for release on 30th March 2015 via Nuclear Blast. The first single from the album titled Élan premiered last week and the band have now released a trailer documenting why they picked this track. Watch the guys explain all here:
Famed evolutionary biologist and atheist writer Richard Dawkins will appear as a guest on the band's eighth studio album, which is available to pre-order
VAMPS, THE Japanese rock band formed by and featuring HYDE (L’Arc~en~Ciel) and K.A.Z (Oblivion Dust), will release a new studio album, ‘BLOODSUCKERS’, through Spinefarm Records on March 23rd in the UK/EU and March 24th US.
This 13 track release – produced by VAMPS and Josh Wilbur (whose previous credits include Gojira and Lamb Of God) and housed in the artwork of mysterious Japanese artist Rockin' Jelly Bean – is the follow-up to ‘SEX BLOOD ROCK N’ ROLL’, also issued via Spinefarm in 2013.
Songs on ‘BLOODSUCKERS’, which will be available on CD & download, include ‘WORLD’S END’ (a UK single in 2014, and used in the Sony campaign for the Xperia UK mobile,), ‘GET AWAY’, ‘REPLAY’, ‘THE JOLLY ROGER’ & ‘VAMPIRE’S LOVE’ – not just a Top 3 single in Japan but also the song selected to launch Hollywood blockbuster, ‘Dracula Untold’, in that market.
In addition, ‘REPLAY’ was the theme song of ‘Dark Labyrinth’, one in a series of a world-famous smartphone apps from ‘Dark Summoner’ (the app has been downloaded over six million times), whilst ‘THE JOLLY ROGER’ features in the TV commercial for Nissan’s X-Trail SUV… no surprise then that the album has already been a Top 5 success in Japan…
Says HYDE, who launched VAMPS with K.A.Z in 2008: “‘Bloodsuckers’ is a record that we spent almost one year putting together. For me, this is the best work we’ve done so far, and we would love to tour around the world with these songs…”
‘BLOODSUCKERS’ sees VAMPS pushing their take on contemporary hard rock to exotic new heights, blending melody and message over 50 minutes of dramatic, impassioned music…
“Our aim was to build on the excitement of our headline show at Koko in London last year, and of course our appearance at the Download Festival in the UK,” explains HYDE…
ON THE live front, VAMPS have played over 300 dates around the world in the past five years, including shows in North America; they have also visited the South American continent, where their second album, ‘BEAST’(2010), charted in the Top 4 – a unique achievement for a Japanese act.
Most recently, they completed a run of dates in Japan (33 shows to 65,000 people), climaxing with a worldwide webcast of their Zepp Tokyo show on January 25th.
Next, on February 18th / 19th, VAMPS are hosting & headlining their own festival, ‘VAMPARK FEST’, at the legendary Nippon Budokan in Tokyo – the bill is completed by Special Guests SIXX:A.M., plus Buckcherry, Gerard Way and Nothing More.
Outside of Japan, VAMPS will tour the US with SIXX:AM in April; this major run of dates – which also features Finland’s Apocalyptica – kicks off in in San Francisco on April 8th at The Regency Ballroom.
Says Nikki Sixx of SIXX:A.M. "SIXX:A.M. just played our first Japanese show ever with VAMPS in Tokyo at Budokan. They really gave us our first opportunity to play in front of so many rock fans in Japan. We now want to extend the same to them by bringing them out on tour with us. We can't wait for our fans to discover them all across the US."
VAMPS ‘BLOODSUCKERS’ (International Edition) is available for pre-order via iTunes now.
1.REINCARNATION 2. ZERO 3. LIPS 4. WORLD'S END 5. EVIL 6. GHOST 7. VAMPIRE'S LOVE 8. DAMNED 9. GET AWAY 10. REPLAY 11. BLOODSUCKERS 12. THE JOLLY ROGER 13. INSIDE MYSELF