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Sunday, 12 April 2015

International Dark Art Show in Dublin, March 26 - May 1, 2015



Dear art enthusiast,

Macabre Gallery are pleased to announce our first art exhibition in Ireland, particularly in the cosmopolitan city of Dublin. We will bring artists from around the world, which most of them had never exhibited in this country:

- Saturno Buttò (Italy) - Michael Hutter (Germany) - Tomasz Alen Kopera (Ireland) - Sandra Yagi (United States) - Trëz (France) - Jean Francois Bouron (France) - Christine Morren (Belgium) - Arturo Esparza (Mexico)

The exhibition will take place in the awesome art gallery "GalleryX", from March 26 to 1st May 2015. Anyone who wants to enjoy an unusual and extraordinary art show can come to the following address: 3 Herbert Street, Dublin, D2, Ireland.

The show includes original paintings and limited edition prints. If you want to buy one giclée print or original painting but you can not come to the show, you also have the option to purchase them at the following link: macabregallery.com Free shipping worldwide.

The gallery is open Wednesday to Saturday from 10AM to 5PM, and on Sunday from 12PM to 5PM. If you plan to visit the exhibition on Monday or Tuesday, or during the holidays, please call on +353 (0) 1 549 1630.

*Admission free!*

Exhibition title: The Macabre Gallery Show I Dates: March 26 - May 1, 2015 Place: GalleryX - galleryx.ie Address: 3 Herbert Street, Dublin, D2, Ireland

More info: macabregallery.com

Spinefarm announces signing of Danish rockers ESSENCE



Essence are a Danish metal band with roots in thrash metal, formed in 2005. The band consists of four young guys, Lasse, Nikolaj, Mark & Rasmus. Their debut album, ‘Lost in Violence’ (produced by Søren Andersen), was released in 2011, and their second album, ‘Last Night Of Solace’ (produced by Peter Tägtgren), came out in 2013.

The band have shared the stage with acts such as Entombed, In Flames & Megadeth, touring heavily throughout Europe.

Their 2013 album was nominated for a Metal Hammer Award and won the Rock The Nation Award; they were also honoured with a Culture Award from the Danish government, presented by the mayor.

Their 3rd album, the first for Spinefarm, is currently being mixed, and signals the beginning of a new era…

"We are extremely proud to be part of the Spinefarm family! We have seen Spinefarm as an inspiration ever since we started playing, dreaming of what it would be like to work with them one day. It truly felt like that dream had come true when we signed the deal! They are hardworking music lovers who believe that quality beats quantity any day. We are honoured to share our songs and visions with the single most AWE-FUKN-SOME label ever!" – Essence

Head of A&R for Spinefarm Finland/Universal Finland, Euge Valovirta, also commented: “The album is sounding f**ing amazing. Really fresh with great songs, great hooks, great playing etc. God damn, I’m excited!”

ESSENCE are:

Lasse Skov – lead vocals, rhythm guitar Mark Drastrup – lead guitar Rasmus Kalke – bass Nikolaj Kjaergaard – drums

THE ROCKET DOLLS - Hard Rock trio announce tour dates in May 2015



Summer 2014 saw the release of THE ROCKET DOLLS' groove-laden album 'Eyes', gaining critical acclaim, as well as serving as a welcome return since vocalist Nikki Smash's health issues. In between writing new material and promoting the album, THE ROCKET DOLLS have been working hard to book in some tour dates, which they are pleased to announce have been confirmed. Come catch the band's signature raging riffs, growled vocals and an undeniable knack for huge, heavy, hooks on the following dates:

May 02 The Ivy Leaf, Sheerness May 12 Fuel, Cardiff May 15 Finns, Weymouth May 16 The Anvil, Bournemouth May 18 The Firehouse, Southampton May 19 Bar 42, Worthing May 22 The Black Dog, Crawley May 23 The Rafters, Maidstone Jun 06 The Dublin Castle, London

The band commented on hitting the road: We are all so psyched for this tour. We can't wait to get back on the road doing what we do best, playing for the people who make this worth doing. These shows are for you. See you on the road, The Rocket Dolls - Benji, Nikki, TommyK xxx

ABOUT THE ROCKET DOLLS

Mixing muscular metal riffage with grunge grit, the ’Dolls take their sonic cues from the likes of Alice In Chains, Helmet and Silverchair, as well as sharing Nirvana’s power trio dynamics. Vocalist and guitarist Nikki Smash is well qualified to lead the charge of fist-pumping rock with lashings of fighting spirit, having overcome more obstacles in the making of this debut than many battle-scarred rock veterans will have faced down by the closing pages of their memoirs. The past three years have seen Nikki undergo two operations for osteoarthritis and contract the e-coli virus while recuperating in hospital, only to then be hit with pneumonia. A born fighter, he has kept writing throughout. He recently sought to regain his strength by entering the boxing ring, yet he still finds fire and aggression to spare when delivering ferocious vocals to numbers like ‘Can’t Keep Him Down’ - an indestructible monster of a track that could well be his theme song.

Backing Nikki up is powerhouse drummer and long-standing partner in crime, Ben Knopfler. Son of a guitarist, Ben has music in his blood, but rather than following in his dad’s melodic footsteps he gravitated to the drums. Ben gives The Rocket Dolls their furious, fearsomely tight, foundations. Bassist Tommy K rounds out the rhythm section and complements his bandmates’ grounding in grunge by bringing his love of Guns ‘n’ Roses, Def Leppard and 80s metal to the table. He describes hearing Maiden’s ‘No Prayer For The Dying’ at the age of five as a defining moment and credits Steve Harris with inspiring him to pick up the bass and adopt his trademark fingerpicking technique.

The culmination of many months work, ‘Eyes’ now combines this talented trio’s diverse experiences and influences in defiant and spectacular style. Producer Mark Roberts excels at giving the 11 tracks a high-end punch and power, but are careful to ensure the polish doesn’t come at the expense of the authentic grit and raw edges which are essential elements of The Rocket Dolls’ sound.

The official video for the title track of the album has already made a major impact on the viewers of Scuzz TV, who voted it straight to #8 in the channel's 'New Videos Chart', with the video climbing to #4 a week later. Watch 'Eyes':

BABYMETAL TO FINALLY RELEASE SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM IN UK VIA EARMUSIC



BABYMETAL are one of the most powerful musical phenomena in the world today and they are taking the world by storm. Formed in Japan, the three girls known as SU-METAL, YUIMETAL and MOAMETAL began their mission to unify the world through Heavy Metal in 2010. Backed and supported by some of the finest metal musicians their native land has to offer and grown from the seeds sown by band overseer KOBAMETAL, their self-titled debut album will finally be released in the UK on June 1st, 2015 on earMUSIC.

BABYMETAL is not just an invigorating introduction to its creator’s refined conceptual world and glorious tunes; it is also a fearsome statement of intent that takes the pop and metal rulebooks and sets them ablaze amid a whirlwind of euphoria and energy. The self-titled album is a dazzling and exhilarating explosion of thunderous modern metal and irresistible, infectious kawaii pop melodies. The infectious anthems range from the crunk-ified, party thrash of ‘line!’ to the widescreen power metal fury of ‘Headbangeeeeerrrrr!!!!!’.

The album will be released as 1CD Standard Edition as well as a Limited CD+DVD Edition. Both versions include two bonus tracks: ‘Gimme Chocolate!!’ from their infamous, sold-out performance at the O2 Academy Brixton in London, and ‘Road of Resistance’ including the mighty guitar force of Herman Li and Sam Totman of Dragonforce. The DVD includes all of the band’s video clips. BABYMETAL’s success in their native country Japan led to Top 10 singles in the Oricon chart in Japan, performances at several major festivals in Japan, including Summer Sonic 2013 and two consecutive sold out nights at Tokyo’s legendary Budokan venue in March 2014, in front of 20,000 people.

Eventually, BABYMETAL’s reputation had crossed the globe and was beginning to make waves in Europe and America too. With video clips with over 25 million views, the band became a sudden and huge internet phenomenon, leaving pop and metal fans around the world in no doubt about the magic and might of this new musical force. BABYMETAL made their first world tour, traversing continents to perform at the celebrated Sonisphere festival in Knebworth, England (and won over a vast field of 65,000 diehard metalheads in the process), were invited by pop icon Lady Gaga to support her on her prestigious ArtRave: The Artpop Ball tour in the US, and played various sold out shows throughout Europe and in New York.

With the public approval of such rock icons as Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett and Guns N’ Roses legend Slash who sang the band’s praises during a live radio interview, BABYMETAL entered 2015 as the hottest new band on planet Earth.

BABYMETAL will become one of the biggest acts of the 21st century. Irresistible, unstoppable and destined for greatness, BABYMETAL are metal’s saviours.

Tracklist CD

1. BABYMETAL DEATH 2. Megitsune 3. Gimme Chocolate!! 4. line! 5. Akatsuki 6. Doki Doki ☆ Morning 7. Onedari Daisakusen 8. Song 4 9. Uki Uki ★ Midnight 10. Catch me if you can 11. Rondo of Nightmare 12. Head Bangeeeeerrrrr!!!!! 13. Ijime, Dame, Zettai

Bonus

14. Road of Resistance (feat. Herman Li & Sam Totman of Dragonforce) 15. Gimme Chocolate!! (Live at O2 Academy Brixton, London)

DVD – Official video clips

- Doki Doki ☆ Morning - Iine! - Headbangeeeeerrrrr!!!!! - Ijime, Dame, Zettai - Megitsune - Gimme Chocolate!!

THE 69 EYES “The Best Of Helsinki Vampires” OUT: April 13, 2015 (UK)



Founded in the Finnish capital some 25 years ago, THE 69 EYES spawned a total of ten full- length records and an additional selection of live, best-of and re-mastered albums. With the release of their tenth and most current studio encounter »X« in 2012, vocalist and frontman Jyrki69 observes the bands’ resemblance with one certain masked superhero: “I just saw “The Dark Knight Rises” and realized that THE 69 EYES is like Batman: we always rise and return - our only mission being to save Gotham City and serve its people. Everybody else is gone, nobody does it better & someone's got to do it. So, sunglasses on and here we go again: the Helsinki Vampires are BACK!”

Looking back on such a vast legacy, THE 69 EYES have always managed to stay alive as a band, reinventing their distinct blend of Goth’n’Roll and keeping the same line-up ever since 1992, when Jussi69 replaced original drummer Lotto. The second peak of the Goth era in the late 90s/early 2000s saw the five-piece with some of its most acclaimed longplayers, »Wasting The Dawn« (1999), »Blessed Be« (2000) and »Paris Kills« (2002).

Entering 2015, THE 69 EYES just announced the release of »The Best Of Helsinki Vampires«, a full best-of collection, spanning a quarter of a century of band history. From the early days of fame with »Wrap Up You Troubles In Dreams« (1997), to the stardom of the latter years with »Devils« (2004) and »Back In Blood« (2009), »The Best Of Helsinki Vampires« features 28 tracks and will be out on April 10, 2015 via Nuclear Blast.

THE 69 EYES | 'THE BEST OF HELSINKI VAMPIRES' & CLASSIC ALBUM REISSUES OUT SOON + TRAILER NOW ONLINE Founded in the Finnish capital 25 years ago, THE 69 EYES have spawned a total of ten full-length records and an additional selection of live, best-of and re-mastered albums. Throughout the band’s legacy THE 69 EYES have managed to thrive and reinvent their distinct blend of goth’n’roll. For 2015 THE 69 EYES have announced the release of ‘The Best Of Helsinki Vampires’, a full best-of collection spanning a quarter of a century of their musical history. ‘The Best Of Helsinki Vampires’ will be compiled of 28 tracks over 2 discs and is set to be released on April 13th, 2015 via Nuclear Blast. Order here!.

Additionally, the band are re-releasing the classic albums ‘Devils’ (2004), ‘Angels’ (2007) and ‘Paris Kills’ (2002) in limited special edition formats. Each re-release will include the original album track listing plus three bonus tracks. These reissues will also be available on the 13th April 2015 and are available to order here: http://smarturl.it/THE-69-EYES-Release.

Watch the official trailer for the special edition releases and best of album:



'THE BEST OF HELSINKI VAMPIRES'

CD1

01. Lost Boys 02. Perfect Skin 03. Brandon Lee 04. Lost Without Love 05. Feel Berlin 06. The Chair 07. Dead Girls Are Easy 08. Radical 09. Tonight 10. Dance D'Amour 11. Borderline 12. Rocker 13. Dead N' Gone 14. Rosary Blue (feat. KAT VON D)

CD2

01. Never Say Die 02. Gothic Girl 03. Betty Blue 04. Sister Of Charity 05. Love Runs Away 06. We Own The Night 07. Red 08. Devils 09. Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams 10. Wasting The Dawn 11. Kiss Me Undead 12. Crashing High 13. Stolen Season 14. Ghost

ORDER THE ALBUM