Wednesday, 18 March 2015
In November 2013, the intercontinental modern rock outfit known as DARKHAUS introduced their revolutionary fusion of alternative riffs, signature electronic elements and haunting melodies to the welcoming masses. This unique group of 5 individuals from 4 representative countries was brought together via a collective passion and desire to create something new and inspiring without conforming to the usual genre clichés.
Their critically acclaimed debut album "My Only Shelter" was supported by an abundance of high-energy concerts which left audiences enthusiastically convinced of their ability to not only entertain, but to accurately represent and deliver to them their diverse collection of demanding arrangements from the stage.
In contrast to their first album (written in sunny Florida), the new songs which are featured on their sophomore effort "Providence" were composed while on tour. The difference can be heard, as the latter is much harder and edgier - the quintessence of sweaty concerts, long drives, and time spent with their devoted legion of fans. These new songs don't get lost in distant fantasy worlds, as they are a focused reflection of an unvarnished and tangible life, complete with real and sometimes painful emotions (i.e. "Side Effect Of Love") which compel the inner spirit to bounce back from defeat (i.e. "The Fire Within" ).
Why an EP? "The tracks on Providence emerged in the wake of the flood of ideas which were conceived from the energy derived from our tours. We wanted to let our creative rivers flow at a high tide of inspiration, and to be able to give something of quality to our fans until we have another full length album to offer them." Says singer Ken Hanlon.
DARKHAUS is an unusual constellation. This promising conglomerate is the brainchild of songwriter / guitarist Rupert Keplinger (whom is also known for his work with chart-topping artists such as Eisbrecher, Peter Maffay, Laith Al Deen, Der-W, etc.) and NYHC veteran / bassist Gary Meskil (voice and founder of PRO-PAIN). They are joined by the charismatic voice of Scotsman Ken Hanlon, rhythm guitarist Marshall Stephens (also from PRO-PAIN) and Paul Keller (drums).
The "Providence" EP marks the second chapter of DARKHAUS: A powerful and timely implementation of modern rock music, composed and written precisely to the point.
Three Days Grace proudly announce their brand new single 'I Am Machine' taken from their upcoming album HUMAN - due for release April 27th. The album is now available for pre-order at iTunes and Amazon.
A limited edition 2 CD deluxe version of the album will be available to fans on Three Days Grace’s site. This is the bands first album with new singer Matt Walst. On HUMAN, Three Days Grace re-teamed with producer Gavin Brown who produced the band’s platinum-selling 2003 self-titled debut album.
“We went back to our roots a bit and recaptured that collaborative feeling of being in a band and bringing out the best ideas in each other,” says band member Neil Sanderson.
“Gavin was a huge part of that in the beginning and we feel like we’re back in those days where we’re high-fiving each other with guitars in our hands.”
In addition, Nick Raskulinecz and Chris Lorde Alge mixed HUMAN. The band has spent much of the year vigorously touring, writing and recording their new album.
Comments Neil Sanderson about their new single: “Sonically, we wanted to create a ‘machine-like’ sound in parts of the song. We were inspired by the images from the opening scene of Tim Burton's ‘Edward Scissorhands’…relentless machines turning and churning, never ceasing to operate. Lyrically the song is about how sometimes you feel like you are in an endless routine and cannot escape. Every day seems the same. No freedom from the vicious cycle that your life can sometimes become…no control, you begin to feel numb to the world around you, as you yearn to just feel anything, any emotion.”
Three Days Grace is Matt Walst (lead vocals), Neil Sanderson (drums, piano, backing vocals), Brad Walst (bass guitar), and Barry Stock (lead guitar).
The band holds the record with now 13 #1 singles at Active Rock Radio, more than any other band in history and has sold over 6 million albums in the United States. Their previous album TRANSIT OF VENUS was released in October 2012, debuted #1 on the Hard Rock Chart and Top 5 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, and was nominated for Best Rock Album of the Year by the Juno Awards.
Catch Three Days Grace at This years Download Festival in Donington, UK
In support of the upcoming release of their new EP Talk Sick, electronic hard rock kings ORGY will set off on their SICK TALK TOUR headline run this Saturday, March 21st in West Hollywood, CA at the famous Whisky A Go Go! The tour will hit a total of 24 markets, with an additional 25th set taking place at Revolution Fest in Guadalajara, Mexico on May 30th. The tour features support from 9Electric (9E) and Death Valley High.
ORGY is excited to bring the fans a super-charged, and chaotic show, as well as introduce to fans some fresh new music. Vocalist Jay Gordon states, “We are pleased to announce the lineup for the SICK TALK TOUR. ORGY will be taking 9E as Special Guests and opening the show will be hard hitting DEATH VALLEY HIGH from my hometown San Francisco. We are very excited about this tour and a fresh new start for ORGY, and we will not stop developing and creating fresh new music until we have regained the trust and interest from all of our fans from the past as well as capture the attention of fans in the near future and beyond. We hope to get as many people on board with us as possible to help us push to the next level. Come and support the shows… we will not disappoint!”
Get your SICK TALK TOUR VIP Meet & Greet Package Now via the ORGY Webstore!
Maximize your concert experience with a RARE chance to get up close and personal with the members of ORGY!
Just $75.00 for: - Hand signed Tour Poster - Private Meet & Greet session with the band - Hang out with the band in the dressing room or the bus. (Will vary depending on venue restrictions) - Photo with the band (Bring your camera!) - Autograph session with the band as time permits
**Please present your receipt at merchandise booth when you arrive after entering the venue. We do not sell concert tickets! The concert entrance fees/tickets are not included in this package.
See below for a full listing of tour dates.
ORGY Tour Dates w/ 9Electric (9E) and Death Valley High:
3/21 West Hollywood, CA @ Whisky A Go Go 3/25 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre 3/27 Minneapolis, MN @ POV’s 3/28 Waterloo, IA @ Spicoli’s 3/29 Des Moines, IA @ Val Air Ballroom 3/31 Joliet, IL @ Mojoes 4/1 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre 4/3 Amityville, NI @ Revolution Bar 4/4 Winchester, VA @ Blue Fox Billiards 4/5 Beckley, WV @ Muncheez 4/7 Louisville, KY @ Expo Five 4/8 St. Louis, MO @ Firebird 4/9 Clarksville, TN @ The Warehouse 4/11 St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre 4/12 Sandford, FL @ West End Trading Co. 4/16 San Antonio, TX @ Fitzgeralds 4/17 Houston, TX @ Scout Bar 4/18 Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog Bar 4/19 Dallas, TX @ Trees 4/22 Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep 4/25 Spokane, WA @ Palamino 4/26 Lewiston, WA @ 3rd Wheel 4/28 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon 4/30 Portland, OR @ Bossonova 5/30 Guadalajara, Mexico @ Revolution Fest
More Dates TBA!
As mentioned above, the SICK TALK TOUR is launching in support of ORGY’s new Talk Sick EP, the first part of a two-part EP series (the second being the Entropy EP, coming in 4-6 months). The Talk Sick EP is only available for purchase on the band’s website or on the tour at the band’s merchandise booth in the form of a special download card and code. If you buy the download card or the individual code through the webstore, you can have the one time/unique code emailed to you with payment via PayPal or have the card mailed directly to you. As mentioned above, the EP is also available to buy as merchandise on the upcoming tour. See the download card/code page at www.orgymusic.com/talksick.
Talk Sick EP tracklisting:
1) “TALK SICK” 2) “SPELLS” 3) “SUCK IT” 4) “COME BACK” 5) “WIDE AWAKE and DEAD” 6) “G FACE” 7) “MONSTER IN ME”
In some behind-the-scenes news, ORGY is proud to announce that they have entered into a management agreement for Germany-Switzerland-Austria (GSA) Europe and the UK with Veteran European manager and marketing guru Henk Hakker of Black Mob, who represents some of the greatest bands in the world! Management & Marketing Agency in Cologne Germany. Henk was the former Managing Director and CEO of Roadrunner Records Germany. With his experience and knowledge the band is excited to work with an agency of this caliber to break the band in GSA Europe and the UK.
Henk Hakker states, “With pleasure and high expectations Black Mob will be representing/managing ORGY in Europe! We will put together a great record release and lots of coinciding touring activities in the most important European markets in 2015 and onwards! Stay tuned for more.”
Stay tuned for more information and upcoming items to be announced in the world of ORGY soon! Learn more about ORGY via www.orgymusic.com.
Jay Gordon - Lead Vocals Carlton Bost - Guitar, Synth Guitar, Vocals Nic Speck - Bass, Vocals Bobby Amaro - Drums, Vocals Creighton Emrick - Guitar, Synth Guitar, Vocals
ABOUT ORGY: ORGY vocalist Jay Gordon reformed the band in 2011 after rabid demand from fans around the world. In September 2012, ORGY released their first single and music video in seven years, “Grime of the Century” via D1 Music/ Riot Media. In 2014, after two years and writing new music and touring, ORGY released their haunting single “Wide Awake and Dead”, a musical collaboration written by Carlton Bost, Bobby Amaro, Nic Speck Creighton Emrick and Jay Gordon. 2015 is a brand new launching pad for ORGY, who currently boast a refreshed line-up and sound in anticipating of their upcoming dual EP release and SICK TALK TOUR. The modern incarnation of ORGY has been transformed and sees the band poised to re-establish themselves in the hard rock and metal scene.
NEW “MACABRE GALLERY” EXHIBITION AT GALLERYX PROMISES TO GIVE A JOLT TO THE DUBLIN VISUAL ARTS SCENE
GalleryX was founded just last year with the promise to fill a void in the Irish gallery scene by showcasing art that challenges our ideas of beauty, of right and wrong, of appropriateness.
Its third show, organised in cooperation with international curators The Macabre Gallery, brings together a set of outstanding artists – most of whom are at their Irish debut – that are active in “dark fine art”. The exhibition opens on Friday 27th March, with a preview on the 26th and will be available for viewing until May 1st.
Dark or macabre art is art that speaks to our innermost side by evoking our most hidden feelings. Often mixing together sensual and religious imagery, or playing with the beauty of death, it creates a sense of unease as it simultaneously attracts and repulses the viewer.
GalleryX is a newcomer to the Dublin gallery scene. It was founded by two outsiders, Italian Giovanni Giusti and local Fiona Killeen, who have taken over the space formerly occupied by the venerable Peppercanister gallery in Herbert Street. GalleryX wants to revive the function that galleries had in the 1960s and 1970s in Europe and in the US, that of a catalyst for art that challenges established culture and ideas.
The work that GalleryX chooses to exhibit is often deceptively accessible in style. “To have a powerful effect on the viewer,” explain the owners and curators of the space, “art must not hide behind formal statements and obfuscations. Its message must be strong and direct. We have grown frustrated with art that is only a self-referential game of mirrors; art which has no content, no meaning and no purpose; art that is only about producing recognizable brands to be displayed in the lobbies of banks and government buildings. Instead, we want to show meaningful works; works that make the viewer feel something; works that you can’t stop looking at despite yourself.”
The show opening at the end of March was co-organised with the Macabre Gallery, an online information source and gallery based in Spain.
The Macabre Gallery was founded in October 2009 as a media support and later as an online gallery for various artists active in “dark art”. Their mission is to spread dark art as a new art movement: new feelings, new sensations, new emotions, new themes and new artists. Pure art without limits or taboos.
Dark artists transmit their thoughts combining mysterious and surrealist elements. Horrible acts and macabre scenes make us stop and think about ourselves. The artwork is visually stunning, where the black predominates over all colours. Dark art is an attempt to understand human nature and its impulses.
3 Herbert Street Dublin 2
Opening times: Wednesday-Saturday 10-5; Sunday 12-5