Sunday, 19 July 2015
Following an epic (and boozy) performance at this year’s Slam Dunk festivals, Zebrahead have announced the European release of their split EP with Man With A Mission.
The first taste of this EP comes in the form of a video for ‘Out of Control’. It was shot in Japan during the band’s visit for Punk Rock Spring 2015 and involved a full-size boxing ring being custom built for the shoot in a huge studio in Kanagawa Prefecture, near Tokyo. The two bands had a great time filming this video, maybe a little too much, given how hung over everyone was the day of the main shoot!
Watch ‘Out of Control’ here:
Man With A Mission hails from Japan and creates their own blend of hard rock and dance pop. Each of the five members wears a differently designed wolf mask for all the gigs. You might recognize their track ‘Higher’, also known as the theme song for Pro Evolution Soccer 2015.
This EP has already hit Number 1 in the Japanese iTunes Rock Chart and reached an impressive Number 2 in the overall physical chart for the whole country.
“We are way excited for the European release of the new EP! We had such a good time writing ‘Out of Control’ with Man With A Mission and hope our friends in Europe enjoy our first collaboration in years… the last one we did was with Motorhead, and hell, that got nominated for a Grammy. #DreamsDoComeTrue #LemmyIsGod” - Ben from zebrahead
Catch Zebrahead on tour in the UK later this year…
21 Nov. Southend: Chinnerys 22 Nov. Birmingham: O2 Academy Birmingham 2 23 Nov. Nottingham: Rescue Rooms 24 Nov. Leeds: Stylus 25 Nov. Glasgow: The Garage 27 Nov. Manchester: Manchester Academy 3 28 Nov. London: Brooklyn Bowl London 29 Nov. Oxford: O2 Academy Oxford 2 30 Nov. Portsmouth: The Wedgewood Rooms 01 Dec. Bristol: The Marble Factory
Detroit-based electronic rock mastermind Celldweller has released "Precious One," the second single off of End of an Empire (Chapter 04: Death) via Substream Magazine.
The song features Celldweller at his darkest — mixing deep, foreboding lyrics with large, metal-driven music. Substream had this to say about the track:
"It’s probably unlike anything else you’ve heard this year."
Death, released today via FiXT, is the final chapter installment of the four-part End of an Empire series. The full-length LP, which will feature two additional songs yet to be released, is due out later this year. Instead of releasing End of an Empire in a traditional format, Celldweller has released the album in chapters to give fans a better insight to the world he is building with his music. Watch the "Precious One" lyric video:
Celldweller explained the concept of "Precious One" below:
“‘Precious One’ is the track that lyrically attaches itself to the concept of ‘Death.’ I didn’t want to do something predictable and expected, so lyrically, I wrote it from the perspective of the Gatekeeper, who is the character that lovingly ushers people from this life to the next. Musically, when I started this track I only had two goals to shoot for—doom metal meets trip-hop. Hopefully, I pulled it off.”
Not familiar with Celldweller? The Detroit-based artist, who also co-founded and owns his own record label, FiXT, has written music for an array of films, television shows, and video games such as: The X-Men Trilogy, Iron Man 3, Spider Man 2 & 3, Dead Rising 2, Assassin’s Creed II, and more. He’s charted on Billboard the last 2 years, peaking at #15 on the Electronic chart. His music has been streamed over 100 million times across various platforms and his latest single, “New Elysium” is a must-listen cross-genre explosion.
Ghost today announced the arrival of “From The Pinnacle To The Pit” from their forthcoming third sacred psalm, Meliora. The song is available to stream HERE and will be available for instant download for those who pre-order the album, along with the previously released track “Cirice”.
Meliora is due out on August 21st via Spinefarm Records/Loma Vista Recordings, and is the follow up to 2013’s heralded Infestissumam.
“We have always had the craving for a truly stomping riff-based song, Led Zeppelin-style. Something that would sound great coming out of a car stereo in an American high school parking lot” – A Nameless Ghoul, regarding “From The Pinnacle To The Pit”
Early praise for Meliora...
A European tour will be announced shortly.
Current European dates:
19.07.2015 - Joensu (FI) @ llosaairock 08.08.2015 - Gavle (SE) @ Getaway Rock 28.08.2015 - Paris (FR) @ Rock en Seine 29.08.2015 - Reading (UK) @ Reading Festival 30.08.2015 - Leeds (UK) @ Leeds Festival
1. Spirit 2. From The Pinnacle To The Pit 3. Cirice 4. Spöksonat 5. He Is 6. Mummy Dust 7. Majesty 8. Devil Church 9. Absolution 10. Deus in Absentia
Ghost released their second album Infestissumam on April 16th, 2013 via Spinefarm Records/Loma Vista Recordings. The 10-song offering was produced by Grammy® Award-winning producer, Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age, Alice in Chains) in Nashville, TN, and debuted at #1 on the iTunes Rock Album Chart. SPIN called the album, "one of the most anticipated heavy metal albums of 2013”, and Pitchfork praised its “addictive as sin” hooks. Rolling Stone described their sound as “somewhere between Mastodon and Metallica, with a heavy dose of Swedish synth mixed in”. In November of 2013, the band released If You Have Ghost, a five-track EP recorded and produced by Dave Grohl, including cover versions of songs by Roky Erickson, ABBA, Army of Lovers, and Depeche Mode. Ghost have toured the U.S. extensively and appeared at various music festivals across the country, including Coachella, Lollapalooza and Rock on the Range.
September Mourning Releases "Children Of Fate" Lyric Video & Announces Kickstarter Campaign Alongside Top Cow Productions
Dark Alternative, Hard Rock Transmedia Project September Mourning have released their "Children Of Fate" lyric video from their upcoming EP due out this fall. Watch September Mourning's "Children Of Fate" lyric video below:
September Mourning is a character that was created by Emily Lazar (aka September) with Mark Silvestri, founder & CEO of Top Cow Productions, Inc. The band alongside Top Cow have announced a Kickstarter campaign to help bring September Mourning's story from the stage to the pages of a comic book. An amazing all female team has been assembled to bring the story to life. The first issue has already been written by Mariah McCourt, illustrated by Summeye Kesgin, and conceptualized by Emily Lazar (September Mourning) & Marc Silvestri. There will be many reward tiers for donations with comic and music gifts to be had, and if the Kickstarter goal is reached, the first issue will be given away digitally for free. Click HERE to go to September Mourning's Kickstarter page.
About September Mourning:
September Mourning revives the concept of rock star meets superhero. If Marilyn Manson and Lady Gaga had a kid, it would be September Mourning, who also cites influences as varied as David Bowie, Motionless in White, KISS, Paramore and My Chemical Romance.
“For me, the project is a story, a theatrical art piece,” September explains. “Music is a piece of the backbone, but for this to work, it has to include the imagery and the narrative all symbiotically linked into the whole. Music taps into your innermost being. There’s something very intimate and personal about it.”
The character of September Mourning is a human-reaper hybrid, who feels the need to give some human souls a second chance, and thus toys with Fate. To expound on this narrative, September is working with iconic comic book artist Marc Silvestri, who started out on the original X-Mencomics and went on to form both Image and Top Cow Productions (Witchblade, The Darkness). Together, they are putting together the story of September Mourning in graphic novel form, to accompany, and enhance the storyline and musical message.
September Mourning carries positive passions into its music, which is often operatic, but also completely rock ‘n’ roll in all its majestic glory.
Having toured with Marilyn Manson, September Mourning has already built up an impressive fan base, which she calls her “Children of Fate,” constantly encouraging them to have “the courage to embrace their passion… to allow yourself to follow your heart and not be a slave to your fears. To know that the only boundaries that exist in our lives are the ones we allow.”