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Sunday, 31 January 2016

Chicago Hardcore Band Drowning Sign w/ Fast Break! Records



Chicago, IL - Chicago beatdown band Drowning has inked a deal with the eastern PA hardcore label Fast Break! Records. The group will release their debut full-length album Egotrip on 2/26, but you can stream the first single "Lord of War" now via Lambgoat. The track features rapper (and fellow south side Chicago native) MoeCyrus.

"'Lord Of War' was written about the real life situation of trying to better yourself while having to handle your business," says vocalist Bryan Gantz. "Everyone has history and sometimes you are where you come from and rep what you rep. Growing up in Chicago you learn a lot from the streets. Once you commit to a lifestyle there is no going back or backing down. You have to stand up for what you believe in through and through. When the 'Lord Of War' calls he calls with no question."

The theme of guest vocalists continues throughout the album with contributions from Matt Honeycutt (Kublai Khan), John Hoffman (Weekend Nachos), Rob Watson (Lionheart) and Baer Coon the Ewokk. "This is without a doubt the realest album we could have put together," says bassist Ryan Kramarz. "We went into the project with open minds and created something that encapsulates each member, our city, and the current state of things. This is Chicago Beatdown. This is Drowning."

Egotrip track listing

1. Dead End (ft. Matt Honeycutt) 2. Speak True (ft. Baer Coon the Ewokk) 3. Egotrip (ft. Rob Watson) 4. Lord Of War (ft. MoeCyrus) 5. One Way Street (ft. John Hoffman) 6. Streets Of Blood 7. One Times Two 8. Corrupted Youth (ft. Jesse Lewis and David Pierce) 9. Hollowed 10. Misconception (ft. JL) 11. No Conviction

Groezrock announce new acts



The almighty Face to Face recently announced their new album “Protection”, the band’s first since 2013’s “Three Chords And A Half Truth”. Listen to their first song "Double Crossed" here:



“Protection” will be out March 4th via Fat Wreck Chords and if you ask them nicely, they will play some of their new songs at GROEZROCK.

As far as we know Canada’s punk legends SNFU are not working on a new album, but Mr. Chi Pig & co will grace us with their attendance anyway. Get ready to tear it up with them!

Still feel like you will not have had enough of a workout after those shows? Then get ready for some violent hardcore slamdancing to the tunes of Terror. And to those of Walls Of Jericho, who will show up at GROEZROCK with a new album tucked firmly under their arms.

Hardcore bruisers Broken Teeth are out to cause as much blunt force trauma as possible. And so is Northlane. They are just a bit more sneaky about it. All sweet and melodic one moment, and pummel your ass the next.

DEATHCORE heroes Despised Icon have recently come back from the dead and are aching to play a couple of select dates. And yes, you guessed it. GROEZROCK is one of those dates where they will be slinging breakdown your way.

Want to know which day these bands are playing at GROEZROCK? Check GROEZROCK's new website www.groezrock.be for the line-up!

A novelty at this year’s GROEZROCK will be rental tents on the campsite that are good and ready to go. That means you can leave all of your camping stuff at home! Just bring the essentials like clean underwear and beer. Oh, and maybe some deodorant for everyone else’ sake. ("Soon" more info about this one at www.groezrock.be!)

If you prefer a stay in one of our fancy Flexotels, you’d better hurry because they are almost sold out. Just sayin’… The same goes out for the festival tickets, it's not sold out yet, but it goes pretty fast this year!

VIP tickets are finally on sale in our ticket shop and while you are there, you can pre-order a GROEZROCK fesitval shirt as well. They make you look extra snazzy. You’re welcome.

And the news just keeps on coming. GROEZROCK teamed up with Deezer! Check out the official GROEZROCK playlist www.deezer.com with all of the bands playing at GROEZROCK this year. Get your free Deezer account, log-in, add this playlist as a favourite and you might be able to win a duoticket (including camping). Also it will get you in just the right mood for our 25th anniversary edition.

Soon more service announcements and more names. Stay tuned.

Stream the New Kurt Travis/Paul Travis Split EP Early



HEAR IT NOW AT ABSOLUTEPUNK.NET

Sacramento, CA) Esque Records, a label owned by A Lot Like Birds vocalist Kurt Travis, recently signed singer/songwriter Paul Travis. Kurt was so inspired by Paul's music that he decided to write some indie-folk songs of his own for a split EP that you can hear in it's entirety at AbsolutePunk.net. The record will be released on Feb. 1st, but pre-orders are available here.

“When I first heard Paul Travis, I was blown away by his talent to create such an intense feeling through his recordings and was even more impressed to learn that he produced the songs as well," says Kurt. "His soft, etherial, natural vibrato sounding vocals remind me of a younger Cat Stevens along with lyrics reminiscent of Elliott Smith. I signed Paul and wanted to immediately showcase his beautiful songs, to gain some recognition before his full length release later in 2016. The product of this idea is the split ep that we recorded together! I can’t wait to see what’s next for us in the future."

The EP will be available digitally and on cassette (with a one-time digital download). Paul Travis' debut full-length will be out later this spring on Esque Records.

Tracklisting:

1. Stay Please - Kurt Travis 2. Grow - Paul Travis 3. Stay Close - Kurt Travis 4. Permanent - Paul Travis

Artery Launches Full-Service Studio, "Gold Standard Sounds"



Sacramento, CA - Founder and owner of The Artery Foundation and Artery Recordings, Eric Rushing, has announced his new start up, Gold Standard Sounds. The full-service studio located in Sacramento will host some of today's top rock and metal acts' recording sessions as well as being open to the public.

Rushing had this to say about his latest venture, "After 20 years in the music industry I'm extremely excited to open a state of the art recording studio in my hometown. Not only did I open this studio so that that bands could record music but I created a really cool environment for writing sessions, video sessions and listening parties. This will be a great addition for the label and management company that we have built on a local and national level. GSS showcases the only SSL Console in town and with a big LA studio vibe."

To get in touch and to learn more about Gold Studio Sounds, visit their website today.



Blood Of The Martyrs Releases Music Video for New Single



Farmville, VA - Seasoned metalcore veterans Blood Of The Martyrs has released the first single off the forthcoming Endgame, which will serve as the band’s follow-up to the 2013 release Completionist. “The Devil’s Grip” will serve as the album opener when the Andreas Magnusson (Oh Sleeper, Haste The Day, Impending Doom) produced album drops February 26th.

“With this CD we really strived to step out of our comfort zone and progress as musicians. We are very happy with how everything turned out and wrote this album with the hopes that we can reflect back on it years down the road and still be proud of it.” - Bobby Huotari (Bass)



ENDGAME (February 26th)



1. The Devil’s Grip 2. Home Insecurity 3. The Better Man 4. Dr Killinger 5. Retrun To Malice 6. The Revenge Society 7. Council of Thirteen

About Blood Of The Martyrs:

Blood of the Martyrs formed in late 2007 and underwent numerous transformations throughout its lifetime. They have garnered a reputation as one of the hardest working and most professional DIY acts in heavy music, having over 600 shows under their belt and now a three professionally recorded releases. Endgame is the bands third Independent release and was recorded and produced by Andreas Magnusson in Richmond Virginia.

Gehennah - "Too Loud to Live, Too Drunk to Die" Release: 12 February 2016 via Metal Blade Records



Gehennah is back with their fourth album (and Metal Blade Records full-length debut), Too Loud to Live, Too Drunk to Die! Set to be released on February 12th, 2016, this record will be the band's first full-length since 1997´s Decibel Rebel.

Gehennah was formed in 1992, and soon after, the band made their mark on the scene with their three now-classic albums: Hardrocker (1995), King of the Sidewalk (1996), and Decibel Rebel (1997). Influenced by Venom, Bathory, and Motörhead, the quartet earned a loyal following for their thrashy, black 'n roll during the 90s; since then, they have released various 7" singles, with fans begging for more.

Finally in early 2015, Gehennah released the extended EP Metal Police via Metal Blade Records, a comeback that gained praise from old and new supporters. Now, the band has returned again with their first full-length offering in nearly 20 years, Too Loud to Live, Too Drunk to Die. Recorded at Studio Cobra in Stockholm, Sweden and produced by Martin Eherencrona, Too Loud to Live, Too Drunk to Die proves to be worth the wait, featuring 13 tracks brimming with drinking anthems, anti-establishment themes, and dirty, raw street-attitude.

Come February 2016, expect a full-force liver attack, courtesy of Gehennah!

Gehennah Line-Up:

Mr. Violence - Vocals Rob Stringburner - Guitar Hellcop - Drums Charley Knuckleduster - Bass

AntropomorphiA - "Necromantic Love Songs" Release: 12 February 2016 via Metal Blade Records



Musically fueled by bands that laid the foundation of various metal sub-genres (such as Hellhammer/Celtic Frost, Possessed, Death, Autopsy and Venom) AntropomorphiA's inception lies in the fall of 1990 in Tilburg (Netherlands). The band was formed by four individuals that shared a close friendship and passion in honest metal music. The first years of sending out rehearsal tapes and performing shows in local bars culminated into 1992's Bowel Mutilation demo, which became a highly sought-after release in the underground scene. Soon after, a record deal was offered by Swiss label Blackened Recordings. In 1993, the cult classic Necromantic Love Songs MCD was put on the market.

In the years of turmoil that followed, the band released 1995's I Have My Way! demo, but got consumed by other musical projects in the flourishing Netherlands metal scene at the time. Consequently, AntropomorphiA went on hiatus in 1999 - but still wrote and recorded material over the years, until they re-grouped officially in 2009. The resulting effort was 2012's Evangelivm Nekromantia - their Metal Blade Records debut! Following the success of the album (and subsequent ban in Germany for their violence and occultism), Rites ov Perversion was released in 2014 to critical acclaim once again.

Now, the Dutch death metallers have decided to re-visit their past, with a re-issue of their first EP and demo, entitled Necromantic Love Songs."'Necromantic Love Songs' has been a sonic sepulchral withering that keeps echoing through the years, and although it has been 20+ years since we recorded it, till this day people keep asking when we are going to revisit this release," singer/guitarist Ferry Damen comments. "When Metal Blade gave us the opportunity to let these restless cadavers rise from their burial chamber - and although a lot of stuff got lost or damaged in those years - we checked our vaults and got out everything we could use to make it a worthy re-issue!"

Re-mastered by Tore Stjerna at Necromorbus Studio for the most eerie listening experience possible, Necromantic Love Songs is strictly limited and numbered to 666 LPs (333 LPs in 2 versions) and 1000 CDs. For fans that never had the chance to collect the original Bowel Mutilation demo or Necromantic Love Songs MCD, this is a must-have re-issue by one of the Netherlands' finest!

Necromantic Love Songs track-listing
Necromantic Love Songs EP

1. Crack the Casket 2. The Carnal Pit 3. Birth Through Dead 4. Chunks of Meat 5. Rotted Flesh 6. Outro/A Necromantic Love Song Bowel Mutilation demo 7. Intro 8. Bowel Mutilation 9. Splattered Remains 10. Rotted Flesh 11. The Carnal Pit

AntropomorphiA line-up:

Ferry Damen - vocals, guitar Jos van den Brand - guitar Marc van Stiphout - bass Marco Stubbe - drums

HEXVESSEL - new album 'When We Are Death' out now! Euro tour & UK dates announced



“I move by the same grace The same wind whips against your face And when I am death I give you new life And when I am death I am yours And you are mine”

HEXVESSEL’s new album 'When We Are Death' is out!

'When We Are Death' is offered in the following formats:

Ltd. Deluxe Mediabook (with 32-page booklet, sturdy slipcase and one exclusive bonus track) Deluxe LP (gatefold sleeve, 8-page LP booklet, CD plus bonus track) Digital album

The LP version is available in these vinyl colors: Black vinyl: unlimited White vinyl: limited to 100 copies, exclusively offered at CM Distro Red vinyl: limited to 500 copies, exclusively sold by RED (US distribution)

After the much lauded albums “Dawnbearer” and “No Holier Temple” HEXVESSEL’s third opus “When We Are Death” marks a turning point on the path the band has walked on so far. Still maintaining the warmth and eccentric peculiarity of the preceding albums, “When We Are Death” offers a combination of magnificent harmonies, organic sound and the outstanding performance of singer Mat McNerney, resulting in 10 highly varied and focused tracks of compact, catchy and soulful psychedelic folk rock.

“When We Are Death” tracklist:

1. Transparent Eyeball (5:27) 2. Earth Over Us (3:26) 3. Cosmic Truth (4:33) 4. When I'm Dead (4:37) 5. Mirror Boy (4:17) 6. Drugged Up On The Universe (3:42) 7. Teeth Of The Mountain (4:01) 8. Green Gold (3:31) 9. Mushroom Spirit Doors (5:33) 10. Hunter's Prayer (4:38) 11. Last Lovers In Hell (3:44) *

* bonus track on the Mediabook version and the CD included in the LP



The band recently announced a European headline run ahead of their performance at the prestigious Roadburn festival in April, which is starting on 12th March in Helsinki.

HEXVESSEL live:

Mar 12 Korjaamo Helsinki, Finnland Mar 16 Klubi Tampere, Finnland Mar 17 Dunamo Turku, Finnland Mar 18 Jyvaskyla Musta Kynnys, Finnland Mar 22 Beta Copenhagen, Denmark Mar 24 Underground Cologne, Germany Mar 25 Rock Cafe Hamburg, Germany Mar 26 Beatpol Dresden, Germany Mar 27 Musik & Frieden Berlin, Germany Mar 29 Minoga Poznan, Poland Mar 30 Cross Club Prague, Czech Republic Mar 31 Chelsea Vienna, Austria Apr 01 A38 Budapest, Hungary Apr 02 Shelter Cluj Napoca, Romania Apr 03 Control Bucharest, Romania Apr 04 Live & Loud Sofia, Bulgaria Apr 05 tba Belgrade, Serbia Apr 06 Channel Zero Ljubljana, Slovenia Apr 07 1210 Stuttgart, Germany Apr 08 Alte Hackerei Karlsruhe, Germany Apr 10 Het Bos Antwerp, Belgium Apr 11 Brudenell SC Leeds, United Kingdom Apr 12 100 Club London, United Kingdom Apr 13 Prince Albert Brighton, United Kingdom Apr 14 – 15 Roadburn Tilburg, Netherlands

SANGUINE mark the release of second album ‘Black Sheep’ with spectacular sci-fi video for new track ‘Save Me’



‘Black Sheep’, the second album from ferocious female-fronted metal mob Sanguine, gets a Europe-wide release today through Odyssey Music. To mark its arrival, the Exeter alt. metallers have dropped another new video for ‘Save Me’; the third song to be taken from ‘Black Sheep’. The clip, which premiered exclusively at MetalTalk.net on Wednesday, is easily their most ambitious video to date, and was created in collaboration with fast-rising young Australian director Tyson Wade Johnston, who has recently joined Warner Studios in Hollywood.

Johnston became the subject of a massive movie industry buzz after releasing his independent sci-fi short ‘Lunar’ online, leading Creative Artists Agency to sign him up just a week later. Set in a strict, robot-patrolled Los Angeles in 2057, ‘Lunar’ centres on a man who is arrested after trying to steal bread for his family, and is sent to a penal colony on the moon. Sanguine bonded with Johnston when they played in L.A, and fruit of their alliance is the ‘Save Me’ video, which repurposes scenes from ‘Lunar’, and splices them together with the band’s own footage, presenting a new spin on the director’s storyline and Sanguine’s song.

Watch it now here:



Guitarist Nick Magee says “we saw Tyson’s work and were blown away. We sent him an email to see if he would consider letting us collaborate using his footage - he liked what we were doing so let us. It's freaking awesome that he let us do that - artist to artist I think I respect that more than anything.

In a total spooky co-incidence our manager phoned that week and said we had been offered a show in Los Angeles. The weirdest thing is, before that week, Sanguine had nothing to do with Los Angeles at all. Suddenly we were playing a show there and collaborating with Hollywood Directors! We met Tyson in a seedy titty bar, because it seemed like a good idea at the time. Ron Jeremy happened to be there, so our first face-to-face meeting, we were sat a couple meters from Ron, watching naked girls pick things up with their breasts and talking about the new music video. That was the first day we landed in L.A!”.

‘Black Sheep’ is out now, and available as a CD and download from all the usual outlets. Recorded at In Flames’ Gothenburg studios, and featuring some cameos and co-writes from IF guitarist Jesper Stromblad, it’s a record that’s both highly distinctive and dizzyingly eclectic. With frontwoman Tarin’s instantly recognisable banshee-howl-to-angelic-harmony vocal range drawing it all together, the album dips into a dazzling array of influences to be by turns both brutal and beautiful. Nick comments, “this album has been a real journey. It started back in 2012 when we started cutting demo's in Gothenburg. Since then the album has taken us to Berlin, Los Angeles, Ibiza, Las Vegas and Stockholm. We can't believe how well it's gone in a lot of ways - the music industry is tough at the moment so we are lucky to have been given the opportunity to do so many different things. This album has something for everyone I think. Each song has a different energy”.

ULI JON ROTH Presents the 'Ultimate Guitar Experience' Tour - Beginning in One Month



Joined by Fellow Guitar Legends Jennifer Batten (Ex-Jeff Beck, Michael Jackson) & Andy Timmons (Andy Timmons Band)

Gold/Platinum VIP Passes Available for a Unique, Private Pre-Show Acoustic Concerts and Previews of Unreleased Music!

ULI JON ROTH, whose musical career spans an amazing five decades, is a multi-faceted phenomenon with a unique set of artistic talents that have gained him an international reputation as a musical visionary and innovator. Throughout recent years, ULI JON ROTH has toured the globe with several fellow music legends - sharing his talents and the talents of others with fans around the world. 2016 will be no different.

ULI JON ROTH recently announced his upcoming "Ultimate Guitar Experience" tour featuring legendary guitar contemporaries Jennifer Batten (Ex-Jeff Beck, Michael Jackson) and Andy Timmons (Andy Timmons Band). The tour begins on February 26th in Ft. Lauderdale, FL - running for an impressive 36 dates - ending back in Melbourne, FL on April 8th.

ULI JON ROTH's set will draw from a combination of all of his albums, including the latest, Scorpions Revisited, and Transcendental Sky Guitar, but will also emphasize select Electric Sun songs in celebration of the 35th anniversary of the first Electric Sun album, Earthquake. These songs have not been performed live by ULI JON ROTH in over 30 years.

"I'm happy to say that there will be two great fellow guitarists on tour with me this time: none other than the fabulous Jennifer Batten and the very talented Andy Timmons," states ULI JON ROTH. "Together we'll be celebrating the spirit of our favorite instrument: THE ELECTRIC GUITAR! I'm really looking forward to this tour and I'm sure that between the three of us - and the audience - sparks will fly (positive ones, of course)! We will all play our own separate sets first and then play some pieces together, which should be great fun!"

Visit www.ulijonroth.com to purchase tickets and VIP Passes! There are several VIP pack options, but Gold/Platinum VIP passes will include a truly unique experience that should not be missed! These passes will grant buyers entry into a unique, private ULI JON ROTH "Acoustika Concert" before each show. This acoustic performance will feature songs different from those being performed during the main show. Due to this pre-show performance being during soundcheck, Gold/Platinum VIP Pass buyers will also be present as ULI JON ROTH rehearses new never-before-heard music to be included on his next album.

*Please note that only the Platinum Pass (also referred to as "Triple Platinum") will include the ticket to the Ultimate Guitar Experience show. All other VIP pass holders will need to purchase tickets to the main event separately.

See below for all currently confirmed Ultimate Guitar Experience tour dates.

2016 ULI JON ROTH US Tour Dates - The Ultimate Guitar Experience

FEBRUARY

2/26 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room 2/27 - Orlando, FL @ Plaza Live 2/28 - Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse 2/29 - Nashville, TN @ The Basement East

MARCH

3/1 - Little Rock, AR @ Metroplex 3/2 - Dallas, TX @ Trees 3/3 - New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues 3/4 - Houston, TX @ Concert Pub North 3/5 - San Antonio, TX @ The Korova 3/8 - Phoenix, AZ @ Joe's Grotto 3/9 - Las Vegas, NV @ Las Vegas Country Saloon 3/10 - Ventura, CA @ Ventura Theater 3/11 - Ramona, CA @ Ramona Main Stage 3/12 - Los Angeles, CA @ Whisky A Go Go 3/13 - San Jose, CA @ RockBar Theater 3/14 - Concord, CA @ Vinnie's 3/15 - Reno, NV @ PB&J's 3/16 - Redding, CA @ The Dip 3/17 - Portland, OR @ Dantes 3/18 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven 3/19 - Vancouver, BC @ BC Venue 3/22 - Denver, CO @ Oriental Theater 3/24 - Moorehead, MN @ Neisens 3/25 - Savage, MN @ Neisens 3/26 - St. Charles, IL @ Arcada Theater 3/27 - Chicago, IL @ Reggie's 3/28 - Detroit, MI @ Token Lounge 3/29 - Toronto, ON @ Mod Club Theater 3/30 - Montreal, QC @ Katacombes 3/31 - Londonberry, NH @ Tupelo Music Hall

APRIL

4/1 - Ottawa, ON @ Brass Monkey 4/2 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance 4/4 - New York, NY @ BB King's 4/5 - Sellersville, PA @ Sellersville Theater 4/6 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater 4/8 - Melbourne, FL @ Black Box Theater

For more information on this tour and ULI JON ROTH's current release Scorpions Revisited, please visit www.ulijonroth.com and www.udr-music.com.

Friday, 29 January 2016

INCITE Releases New Track 'Stagnant', Announces New Album Details + European Tour



Artwork by Dan Seagrave

New Album Oppression out April 22, 2016 Produced by Steve Evetts (Dillinger Escape Plan, Suicide Silence, Every Time I Die)

Outspoken, opinionated and heavy beyond belief - politically-driven heavy metal purveyors INCITE has risen up the ranks, creating a name for themselves and proving to be a force to be reckoned with. Positioned at the top of their game in the new year, INCITE is ready to drop another full-length record chock-full of hard-driving anthems, their first since 2014's Up In Hell.

On April 22, 2016, the wait will be over - INCITE will release their new album Oppression via Minus Head Records. Produced by Steve Evetts (Dillinger Escape Plan, Suicide Silence, Every Time I Die) at Omen Room Studios in Garden Grove, CA during the fall of 2015, Oppression promises to deliver a level of ferocity, groove, and darkened melody unlike ever before. The album will feature guest vocals from Connor Garrity of All Hail the Yeti and Jose Mangin of Sirius XM Liquid Metal.

Take a listen to the aggressive first single cut from Oppression, entitled 'Stagnant', now via the band's official Soundcloud page:



Oppression is available for pre-order now via the INCITE Bandcamp page.

Vocalist Richie Cavalera states, "This new album is without a doubt the one we're most proud of - to date. It's the most organic and aggressive album in the bands career. Working with Steve Evetts was a life changing experience for all of us. We learned and tried things that we never would have before, and were really able to harness the raw live energy that you get from our shows.

We added a lot of new guitar work - more complicated solos, effects, and not to mention the vocal sound and structure is on a whole new level. Oppression is the rebirth of good old classic American Metal."

INCI

TE is about to embark on a 37-date European tour with Soulfly and King Parrot, kicking off this Friday, January 29th in Nottingham, UK. The first 17 dates of the tour will feature Lody Kong as special guest opener. INCITE European Tour Dates with Soulfly and King Parrot:

1/29 - Nottingham, UK @ The Rescue Room 1/30 - London, UK @ O2 Islington 1/31 - Brighton, UK @ Concorde 2 2/2 - Dublin, Ireland @ The Academy 2/3 - Belfast, Ireland @ The Limelight 2/4 - Glasgow, Scotland @ King Tuts 2/5 - Manchester, UK @ Academy 3 2/6 - Norwich, UK @ The Waterfront 2/8 - Bristol, UK @ Motion & The Marble 2/10 - Paris, France @ Point Empemere 2/11 - Toulouse, France @ Connexion live 2/12 - Victoria, Spain @ Jimmy Jazz 2/13 - Valencia, Spain @ Rock City 2/14 - Zaragoza, Spain @ Centro cultural 2/16 - Schaffhausen, Switzerland @ Kammgarn 2/17 - Lucerne, Switzerland @ Schuur 2/18 - Lindau, Germany @ Club Vaudeville 2/19 - Milan, Italy @ Fabrique 2/20 - Pordenone, Italy @ Il Deposito 2/21 - Vienna, Austria @ Szene Wein 2/22 - Salzburg, Austria @ Rockhouse 2/23 - Wurzburg, Germany @ Posthalle 2/24 - Dresden, Germany @ Scheune 2/25 - Prague, Czech Republic @ Roxy Club 2/26 - Katowice, Poland @ Mega Club 2/27 - Wroclaw, Poland @ Alibi 2-28 - Wiesbaden, Germany @ Schlachthof 3/1 - Luxembourg @ Atelier 3/2 - Gent, Belgium @ Vooruit 3/3 - Nijmegen, Netherlands @ Doornroosje 3/4 - Aarhus, Denmark @ The Train 3/6 - Oslo, Norway @ John Dee 3/7 - Stockholm, Sweden @ Debaser strand 3/9 - Helsinki, Finland @ Nosturi 3/10 - Joensuu, Finland @ Kerubi 3/11 - St. Petersburg, Russia @ Glavclub 3/12 - Moscow, Russia @ Yotaspace

Artery Recordings Sign She Must Burn & release music video for "POSSESSED"



London, England - Artery Recordings has announced the signing of symphonic brutes She Must Burn. The London quintet released their self-titled debut EP today as well as a music video for the first single "Possessed":



"This band is going to pave the way for the next generation of aggressive, but melodic music to shape the scene," says Artery President Shan Dan Horan. "I expect big things from She Must Burn and they fit perfectly among our roster"

The explosive video for "Possessed" takes place in a dark and seedy environment that serves as a prelude to the brooding six-song EP. “Our EP is really just an aggressive outlet for us all," says vocalist Amy Miller. "Each song is about something different: personal relationships, everyday issues, things you can’t talk about with the people you know."

Buy the self-titled EP and exclusive merch bundles at the Artery Recordings website.



Tracklisting:

1. Ascension 2. Possessed 3. The Misery 4. Into Light 5. Wish To Exist 6. Eclipse

About She Must Burn:

Symphonic brutes She Must Burn (For Fans of Motionless in White, Winds of Plague, The Breathing Process) will be releasing a devastating and dark self titled EP "She Must Burn" 01/29/15 on Artery Recordings (World Wide). Leading the way as the next generation of symphonic black metal to emerge from the UK scene. The band has already made a name for themselves touring with Cradle Of Filth, Heart Of A Coward, and being picked up by label Artery Recordings. "This band is going to pave the way for the next generation of aggressive but melodic music to shape the scene. I expect big things from She Must Burn and they fit perfectly among our roster" Says Artery President Shan Dan Horan.

She Must Burn has a blend of genres, comparable to Make Them Suffer and Bleeding Through screams with a hint of Evanescence type of vocals. She Must Burn bring it all together with heavy crushing guitar tones with tight symphonic elements and unstoppable devastating breakdowns. Keyboard player and clean vocalist Amy Miller says,“Our EP is really just an aggressive outlet for us all. Each song is about something different: personal relationships, everyday issues, things you can’t talk about with the people you know."

It is hard to call She Must Burn anything but hard-working. With such an explosive start to their career, it is only a matter of time before they are solidified as the torch holders for the next generation of aggressive metal music.

BOY JUMPS SHIP REVEAL DEBUT ALBUM DETAILS



British four piece BOY JUMPS SHIP have revealed the details of their debut album. Entitled ‘Wake Up’, the band’s first full-length will be released via AMAZING RECORD CO on April 22nd.

Hailing from the North-East of England, BOY JUMPS SHIP have gained a reputation for their energetic, passionate and exuberant live performances up and down the country and around Europe. Touring with the likes of Only Rivals, Young Guns, Arcane Roots and We Are The Ocean to name a few, as well as the UK leg of the 2015 VANS WARPED TOUR, audiences found themselves instantly connecting with their unavoidably addictive, massive melodic choruses and heavy-hitting riffs.

With the aid of a generous grant from the PRS FOR MUSIC FOUNDATION’s Momentum Award, the band headed down to The Premises studio in Hoxton, London, working with producer Larry Hibbit (Hundred Reasons, Marmozets, Nothing But Thieves) and ending up with the 12 tracks that make up ‘Wake Up’.

“Without the amazing support we've had from the PRS Foundation we wouldn't have been able to make the record, the work they do for bands like ourselves is so vital, we couldn't be more grateful.” Says frontman Si Todd. The band took advantage of the financial freedom the award allowed to work with a long admired producer, Larry Hibbit.

“Larry helped us to capture the sound of our band exactly how we imagined it.’ Continues Si. “We've always said that when we eventually recorded our debut album, we would take our time and get it right. From a performance aspect, we all pushed ourselves to completely different levels this time around, we put our heart and soul into these songs and we couldn't be more proud of how they turned out!”

Following conversations with various labels wanting to sign the band after hearing the end result, the band opted to go with Newcastle based AMAZING RECORD CO. Says Si:

“Signing to Amazing Record Co. was pretty special for us. We wanted to make sure that our album found a good home and we definitely feel like we've achieved that with these guys. Even though we plan on taking this thing as far as we can globally, we always want to make sure that we remember our roots and where we came from. Having a locally based label with the same vision and aspirations as we do makes it all a bit more exciting.”

‘Wake Up’ is released via AMAZING RECORD CO on 22nd April and is available for pre-order here: BoyJumpsShip.lnk.to/WakeUp

BOY JUMPS SHIP hit the road next month as main support to Scottish rockers FATHERSON. Catch them at the following shows in February 2016:

Thurs 11 Dundee Reading Rooms Fri 12 Edinburgh Liquid Rooms Sun 14 Liverpool East Village Arts Centre Mon 15 Birmingham Rainbow Tues 16 Cardiff Globe Wed 17 Nottingham Bodega Thurs 18 Bristol Exchange Sat 20 Southampton Talking Heads Sun 21 Brighton Hope Tues 23 London Borderline Wed 24 Leeds Brudenell Social Club Thurs 25 Manchester Gullivers Fri 26 Newcastle Cluny 2 The band will also play a one-off special launch gig in their home town on 23rd April at Newcastle’s O2 Academy 2. Further shows are being planned with a full UK headline tour to be announced in the coming weeks.

UK Pop-Punks Such Strange Arts Release New EP 'Waking The Neighbours'; Now Streaming in Full On Youtube



"Peculiarly released in winter, Such Strange Arts' latest EP is actually perfect for summer days spent with friends....guitar-driven and punchy....good old-fashioned pop-punk....infectious and fun..."- Rock Sound

Essex County, England pop-punk 4-piece Such Strange Arts released their new EP, 'Waking the Neighbours', today via Standby Records.

'Waking The Neighbours' is streaming in full on the Standby Records Youtube channel and is available for purchase on iTunes and Google Play.

The band says, "We are so excited that everyone is finally able to hear Waking the Neighbours! This EP had been a long time coming and we are very proud of it; It's an EP that has taken a lot of work, but it has been totally worth it. We can't wait to get out and play these new songs live. See you all on the road!"

Upcoming shows:

17 February 2016 – Manchester | Aatma (14+ under 18s accompanied by an adult) 18 February 2016 – London | Surya (14+ under 18s accompanied by an adult) 19 February 2016 – Stamford | Voodoo Lounge (14+) 20 February 2016 – Brentwood | The Hermit Club (Ages 13-19 only) 21 February 2016 – Birmingham | The Flapper (16+)



Track Listing:

1. Criminal 2. Figure It Out 3. Waking the Neighbours 4. Sextual Relations 5. Stay

First Ghost Releasing Debut LP 'Secret Talk' on April 1; New Single Premiering on Alternative Press



London, Ontario's First Ghost have announced plans to self-release their debut full-length 'Secret Talk' on April 1. The first single, "The Less You Know", is premiering today on Alternative Press.

Frontman Anton DeLost says, "The song reflects on the inner conflicts we face when choosing to keep secrets from loved ones."

The 4-piece first appeared on the radar of music fans in 2014 with the release of their debut EP, 'Real Eyes', that spawned the single "Shaking", which AP wrote was "strongly recommended for fans of Jimmy Eat World."

Pre-orders and tour dates will be announced soon.

Track Listing:

1. Change Your Mind 2. If You Want To 3. Bounded 4. The Less You Know 5. Surrender

AVANTASIA - 'Ghostlights' out today, new video and Tobias reveals the full line-up for first ever UK headline show on 8th March



Avantasia release epic new album 'Ghostlights' today and mainman Tobias Sammet has just unveiled the list of musicians who will perform with him on-stage when the band unleash their magic live in London (for the first ever time) at The Forum on 8th March.

“Can you believe it? After a brief Best-of-Avantasia set at Bloodstock 2013 - on March 8th AVANTASIA will be back in the UK to deliver their complete show: More than 3 hours of music with the full stage production. When I was a young musician, all those business experts said that this kind of music only works in Japan and continental Europe. They said it’s DEAD in the UK. What!? You INVENTED this kind of music: Queen, Maiden, The Who, Lloyd-Webber, Spinal Tap… Anyway, it means a lot to me to bring the Metal Opera to London. And I won't come on my own: my fellow Avantasians will be Michael Kiske (ex-Helloween), Bob Catley (Magnum), Eric Martin (Mr. Big), Ronnie Atkins (Pretty Maids), Jorn Lande (ex-Masterplan), Amanda Somerville, Oliver Hartmann, Herbie Langhans (Sinbreed) and many more. I can't wait to celebrate the release of our new album ‘Ghostlights’ with you all. See you there!” -Tobias Sammet

As well as this special London show the Avantasia 'Ghostlights' world tour will take the project to Russia, Spain, Italy, Czech Republic, Brazil, Austria, Scandinavia, Switzerland, Argentina, Chile, USA, Canada, Mexico, Hungary, Slovakia, France, Japan not to mention ten cities throughout Germany.

Before all that though Tobias will play the glorious Meatloaf-esque rocker 'Mystery Of A Blood Red Rose' live on German National TV ARD as the country chooses their song to be put forward for the Eurovision Song Contest 2016, to be held in Stockholm this year. The selection process takes place on 25th February and if successful Avantasia will have the rare chance to bring real rock music into this bastion of pop.

After he got the invitation to take part, Tobias Sammet thought about it for a while: "It seemed like a quite unusual idea to compete with anyone in art, to play music against someone. It's still weird anyhow, to play music against each other like in the Olympic Games. Anyway, who am I to get in the way of a great promotional opportunity?! Three minutes to show millions that we exist?"

Lucky fans not only have a brand new album to listen to today but also an official video for the track 'Mystery Of A Blood Red Rose'! Watch the beautifully shot and epic video over on YouTube:

THE ALGORITHM Signs to FiXT. New Album, 'Brute Force' set for April 1, 2016 Release



Listen to “Floating Point” HERE

“Even in a scene where a progressive attitude is the norm, there’s nothing like The Algorithm. Mashing together metal, trance, techno, reggae and dub with the subtlety of a rhino on roller skates… pure class!” - Metal Hammer (UK) Los Angeles, CA | January 29, 2016 - 26-year-old french electro-metal artist and producer, THE ALGORITHM is thrilled to announce his signing to Detroit-based electronic/rock label FiXT, along with the release of his third album, ‘Brute Force’ due out on April 1, 2016.

THE ALGORITHM mastermind Remi Gallego delivers an impressive genre mash of metal, rock, edm, synthwave and sheer lunacy, that has been deemed by some as “heavy computer music.” Having refined his craft since 2014's highly acclaimed 'Octopus4,' Remi’s work on 'Brute Force' has added maturity and seamless cohesion that further affirms ‘THE ALGORITHM’ sound that is uniquely his own.

In sync with the signing and album announcements, THE ALGORITHM has teamed up with Metal Hammer (UK) to release a brand-new track, “Floating Point” that will be featured on the forthcoming album. Listen to “Floating Point” here: metalhammer.teamrock.com

Acclaimed world-wide, THE ALGORITHM received the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Award for “Best Underground Act” in 2013, has performed at key festivals including Download Festival (UK) and Big Day Out Festival (AU), and has toured alongside Enter Shikari, TesseracT, The Qemists, and more.

About THE ALGORITHM:

Named after a method out of the field of cryptography to gain access to passwords, this album will work you until you open up. Delivered by an unhinged, humorous and abrasive mix of soundscapes, BRUTE FORCE is an impressively cohesive genre mash of metal , rock, edm, synthwave and sheer lunacy.

‘BRUTE FORCE’ follows the groundbreaking records ‘Polymorphic Code’ and "Octopus 4," which redefined crossover music for the 21st century winning THE ALGORITHM the ‘Best Underground Act’ award at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods and creating huge demand for worldwide touring.

THE ALGORITHM Mastermind Remi Gallego and prodigious drummer Jean Ferry have teamed up live to turn THE ALGORITHM LIVE into a tour-de-force, destroying venues and stages across the globe with shows & tours all over Europe, Australia, Japan, Nepal, Israel and many more places to come.

THE ALGORITHM Tour Dates:

05.03.2016 (NL) Complexity Festival, Haarlem 12.03.2016 (ES) Madrid, Lemon 13.03.2016 (ES) Barcelona, Apolo 2 17.03.2016 (DE) Frankfurt, Elfer 18.03.2016 (DE) Bochum, Matrix 19.03.2016 (TR) Instanbul, Roxy 22.03.2016 (FR) Lille, La Peniche 23.03.2016 (FR) Paris, La Fleche D'or 24.03.2016 (FR) Grenoble, Amperage 25.03.2016 (CH) Electron Festival 27.03.2016 (FR) Nantes, Scène Michelet 28.03.2016 (FR) Bordeax, Iboat 29.03.2016 (FR) Toulouse, Saint Des Seins 30.03.2016 (FR) Arles, Cargo 31.03.2016 (IT) Bologna, Freakout Club 01.04.2016 (IT) Torino, Caffee Del Proggresso 02.04.2016 (IT) Tricesimo, Interstate Studio 270 03.04.2016 (AT) Wien, Flew Club 07.04.2016 (CZ) Prague, Lucerna Music Bar 08.04.2016 (PL) Poznan, Minoga 09.04.2016 (DE) Berlin, Musik & Frieden 16.04.2016 (UK) Bristol, Thekla 18.04.2016 (UK) Glasgow, Audio 20.04.2016 (UK) Nottingham, Rockcity 21.04.2016 (UK) Milton Keynes, Craufurd Arms 22.04.2016 (UK) London, Borderline 28.04.2016 (RU) Petersburg, Backstage, Tickets: 29.04.2016 (RU) Moscow, Volta

SASQUATCH ANNOUNCE EUROPEAN TOUR DATES



Wreaking havoc with their forth Small Stone release, SASQUATCH continue to lead the way with their fiery brand of rock n' roll. Drawing on influences from 70's metal, rock and psychedelia, the band falls somewhere between an amalgamation of Black Sabbath, old Soundgarden, Deliverance-era Corrosion of Conformity, Mountain, and a bastardized version of Grand Funk Railroad.

After shaking some walls with 4 critically acclaimed studio records, features on a variety of movies and television shows including the reissue of Clerks, FX’s original hit series Sons of Anarchy, A&E's Dog The Bounty Hunter, Jersey Girl, CW’s The Supernatural, as well as MTV’s Viva La Bam, Bam’s Unholy Union and more, SASQUATCH have just announced to return to Europe for an extensive tour in early 2016 in support of the re-release of their back catalog on LP through Cargo Germany. This includes the first vinyl pressing globally of their 2004 self-titled debut album.

Scout leader Keith Gibbs mentioned that "My bags are packed and eagerly wait by the front door. Sasquatch always regretted not touring Europe for the first record, but we are back this time around to make things right and bring it full circle."

Look for the band to be gearing up for an early 2016 European tour and make sure to catch SASQUATCH live on the following dates:

SASQUATCH "AMBIENT PRESSURE" 2016 EUROPEAN TOUR

19.02.16 (CH) BASEL | KASCHEMME 20.02.16 (D) ERFURT | TIKO 21.02.16 (D) BERLIN | WILD AT HEART 22.02.16 (D) DRESDEN | OSTPOL 23.02.16 (D) STUTTGART | KELLERCLUB 24.02.16 (D) DÜSSELDORF | PITCHER 25.02.16 (B) BRUSSELS | MAGASIN 4 26.02.16 (F) PARIS | GLAZART 27.02.16 (F) NANTES | LA SCÈNE MICHELET 28.02.16 (F) CLERMONT FERRAND | LE RAYMOND BAR 01.03.16 (SP) GIJÓN | CASINO ACAPULCO 02.03.16 (P) PORTO | CAVE45 03.03.16 (P) LISBOA | STAIRWAY CLUB 04.03.16 (SP) MADRID | SALA MARAVILLAS 05.03.16 (SP) BARCELONA | ROCKSOUND 06.03.16 (SP) ZARAGOZA | LA LEY SECA 08.03.16 (I) MILANO | LO FI 09.03.16 (I) BOLOGNA | FREAKOUT 10.03.16 (I) ROMA | INIT 11.03.16 (I) PISA | CAFÈ ALBATROSS 12.03.16 (CH) LUZERN | SEDEL 16.03.16 (GR) ATHENS | DEATH DISCO 17.03.16 (GR) THESSALONIKI | MAVRI TRYPA 18.03.16 (BG) SOFIA | LOUD AND LIVE CLUB

SASQUATCH are:

Keith Gibbs – Guitar, Vocals Rick Ferrante – Drums, Percussion Jason Casanova – Bass

SHVPES SET TO SUPPORT WE CAME AS ROMANS AND MISS MAY I ON MAY UK TOUR



Birmingham-based five-piece, SHVPES, can now proudly reveal that they will support Spinefarm label-mates We Came As Romans as well as Miss May I on their 4-date UK co-headline tour this May, completing a killer line-up that is sure to sell-out.

Tour dates as follows:

Tue 24 May Liverpool, Arts Club Wed 25 May Glasgow, King Tut’s Thu 26 May Newcastle, O2 Academy 2 Fri 27 May 2016 Manchester, Sound Control

Tickets are on sale now via all the usual outlets/platforms.

SHVPES, recently signed to Search and Destroy / Spinefarm Records, are currently preparing the material for their debut album, and will be entering the studio shortly to start recording.

SHVPES are fast becoming one of the most hotly talked-about young alternative acts in the UK, making a mark with fans and critics alike, and – most tellingly – appearing in numerous ‘Tipped for 2016’ lists in the UK rock press.

More details on the new album plus summer festival plans will be revealed in due course.

Check out the video for SHVPES most recent single, ‘State Of Mine’, released last summer:

Thursday, 28 January 2016

FILTER announce "Make America Hate Again" tour. New single "Take Me To Heaven" available now



Reconstruction requires deconstruction. The institutions must be razed in order to clear space for the future to flourish. You tear down the old and build up the new. Filter founder, singer, guitarist, and producer Richard Patrick knows this dance well. It’s what established the group as a multiplatinum industrial alternative luminary, and it catalyzed their seventh full-length album, Crazy Eyes [Wind-up Records].

Following the arrival of their brash and urgent new single, "Take Me To Heaven" and album announcement via Billboard, Filter keep fans satisfied with news of a forthcoming US tour, "Make America Hate Again." Featuring Orgy, Vampires Everywhere and Death Valley High, the tour sees frontman Richard Patrick bring Filter's electric live show back to audiences across the country.

“Filter is the mind,” he exclaims. “It’s your interpretation or my interpretation. Our thing is to look at people’s unexplainable behavior and assess it, using sound. It’s a way to approximate the insanity of the human condition. The reason this record is so fucking heavy and strange is it’s exactly the opposite of what’s popular. It’s not pretty. It’s not cute. It’s real.”

"Crazy Eyes" is due for release April 8, 2016 via Wind-up Records.

FAMINED RECORDS PROUDLY WELCOMES DEATH LULLABY



Death Lullaby truly do justice to their Québécois extreme metal heritage. The Montreal-based five piece are ever striving to push the limits of their musicianship and define themselves in today's thriving scene of truly forward-thinking, progressive heavy metal.

Now, with the help of Famined Records, the band proudly announces the release of their upcoming LP, Wormz. Due to drop on APRIL 15th.

Watch the official teaser below!

Death Lullaby has shared the stage with acts such as Veil Of Maya, After The Burial, Structures, Within The Ruins, Origin, Beneath The Massacre, Cryptopsy, Hate Eternal, and many more.

Death Lullaby is:

Simon Crow - Vocals Julien Bournival - Guitar Yoan Marier-Proulx - Guitar Francis Bilodeau - Bass Kevy Metal - Drums

COLOUR OF NOISE Announce New Single And March 2016 UK Tour with Toseland



UK rockers Colour of Noise will be supporting Toseland on tour this March, kicking off March 16 at The Hope in Brighton and will be releasing their new single ‘Can You Hear Me’ on Friday 26th February.

Colour of Noise are a classic rock band from Brighton England who released their debut album in the Autumn of 2015 following a very successful Pledge campaign, following appearances with Thunder, Dead Daisies and played various festivals including Download, Planet Rockstock and Steelhouse.

The band features Bruce Dickinson who you may remember as the Guitar player in Little Angels, Matt Mitchell the singer from Furyon, Randy Nixon (Magic Bullet/Jeevas), Dan Electro (Magic Bullet Band) and Silent Ben Daniel on bass.

Colour of Noise use vintage equipment and record in a traditional way, are suspicious of technology, love tape and valves, but on the other had are too experimental to get hung up on that. The debut album encapsulates the spirit of 70’s stadium rock but is a very much a record for our times made by people who have lived, breathed and will die making traditional hard rock n roll. The blues is the backbone to every song. There are no ballads in a Colour of Noise set.

Matt Mitchell comments "We're excited to get back out on the road this March with our friends Toseland. It's great to be out so quick again after our last UK tour. It’s amazing that two bands can make their way in rock n roll without the need for any record label, and having that direct relationship with the people who come and see us live and buy the records. For me personally it’s such an unexpected joy to be making a noise again in 2016 and to think we can do this in such a spirit of community, shared love of music , with no real commercial distractions- It's gonna be two high energy bands giving it all. We look forward to catching up with fans and friends, and making new ones - good times!"

TOUR DATES:

13 MARCH BRIGHTON THE HOPE 14 MARCH CARDIFF THE GLOBE 15 MARCH BIRMINGHAM O2 ACADEMY 2 16 MARCH MANCHESTER SOUND CONTROL 22 MARCH LONDON THE BORDERLINE 23 MARCH CAMBRIDGE THE PORTLAND ARMS 24 MARCH LEEDS THE KEY CLUB 25 MARCH GLASGOW STEREO CAFÉ 26 MARCH NEWCASTLE THINK TANK

www.facebook.com/colourofnoise www.colourofnoiseofficial.com

KILLING JOKE unveil brand new video from ‘PYLON’ which yielded their highest chart position in over 20 years



Killing Joke unveil the new video for ‘Euphoria’ from latest studio album, ‘Pylon’:



Killing Joke’s ‘Pylon', released on Spinefarm Records, debuted at #16, the band’s highest official UK chart entry in 21 years and their third highest ever.

The Euphoria video, produced by Craig Gowans, features live footage from Killing Joke’s most recent headline UK tour at the tail end of 2015, and follows the animism theme of the song, dealing with man’s connection to the universe and relationship with nature.

Following an avalanche of critical acclaim, Killing Joke’s Pylon featured heavily in the critics’ End Of Year polls for 2015, including Rolling Stone Magazine, Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Vive Le Rock, who made it their Album Of The Year.

Pylon was produced in the UK and Prague by the band and Tom Dalgety, whose credits include the hugely successful Royal Blood album, and isn’t designed to accompany a quiet night at home in front of the fire; Pylon is very much music as ritual – raw, uncompromising and precisely-targeted lyrically, with the artwork put together by regular band associate Mike Coles, the designer behind the very first KJ album.

Killing Joke are now delivering the best and most relevant material of their career, with no mellowing or softening of the edges, and with the original line-up of Jaz Coleman, Geordie, Youth & Big Paul continuing to hold firm; with so much wind in their sails, 2016 promises to be an exciting new chapter for this unique band…

‘The gods of relentless are back and here they are at their most relentless. Pylon is yet another instalment in this engaging and strange story, and a place to get truly lost in.’

Werewolf Press launches with Realm Of The Damned graphic novel in May



Serialisation to run in Judge Dredd magazine from February 13, 2016

Former Candlelight label owner , October File bassist and Plastic Head kingpin Steve Beatty, is set to launch his new graphic novel publishing company with the release of ‘Realm Of The Damned – Tenebris Deos’ a Black Metal-infused gothic horror series, written by Alec Worley and drawn by Simon “Pye” Parr (2000 AD) on Friday May 13, 2016.

‘Realm Of The Damned’ is set in a dystopian world run by vampires and, to make things worse, the most brutal vampire ever is brought back to life.

There’s no one left to protect us from what lurks in the dark. There’s no Hellboy, no Mulder and Scully, no Torchwood or Men in Black coming to save us. The monsters have won. Our world now belongs to them…

The Vatican’s last line of paranormal defence – The Congregation – has finally been overrun by the supernatural forces of darkness. Our heroes are all dead, only the damned remain Among them is Alberic Van Helsing – addict, murderer, survivor – and the creatures that were once his prey now hunt him across America. But when an apocalyptic evil is resurrected in the forests of Norway, it falls to Van Helsing to become the hunter once again if mankind and monster alike are to see the dawn.

Van Helsing’s quest for salvation and survival takes him through the ruins of a neo-gothic Europe, where he must face the vampire queen of the Vatican, a man-made monster with the heart of a storm, the lycanthropic lord of the forest, the mummified ruler of the slums of Cairo, and the crazed vampire demi-god who threatens to devour them all.

This is Realm of the Damned: Tenebris Deos, a graphic novel of pure Black Metal horror that unleashes classic gothic monsters on a modern rampage of redemption and damnation. Raw, fast-paced and bristling with atmosphere, this is a bloody and blasphemous epic that leaves no church unburned. Featuring appearances from Behemoth, Emperor and Mayhem. Realm of the Damned will debut in the Judge Dredd Megazine #369 on February 17, 2016 The eight-part series will be a hit with all fans of the horror genre as well as legions of heavy metal fans, and is another strong new series for the Megazine. With Parr’s gruesome and gory visuals and Worley’s in-your-face script, Realm of the Damned is the comic your mother warned you about!​

Available from all good comic book stores worldwide and newsagents in the UK, as well as digitally from 2000 AD’s webstore. ‘Werewolf Press’ will release the first instalment of four ‘Realm Of The Damned’ books, Tenebris Deos, on the deathly Friday the 13th of May, 2016. Be afraid, be very afraid…

RICKY WARWICK DISCUSSES WHY HE DECIDED TO RECORD TWO ALBUMS IN NEW TRAILER



Black Star Riders frontman Ricky Warwick is set to release not one but TWO solo albums next month. The electrifying 'When Patsy Cline Was Crazy (And Guy Mitchell Sang The Blues)' and the beautifully acoustic 'Hearts On Trees' will be released as a double CD on 26th February 2016 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. We wondered why Ricky decided on recording two separate albums, which he discusses in today's new album trailer:



Warwick released the title track from the electric album, 'When Patsy Cline Was Crazy (And Guy Mitchell Sang The Blues)' recently, which fans can hear over on YouTube:



The artwork for the double albums reflect the tone of each - ‘When Patsy Cline Was Crazy (And Guy Mitchell Sang The Blues)’ showcases the electric rock and roll side of Ricky, whilst 'Hearts On Trees' veers more towards tender stripped-back songwriting, influenced by both Americana and, more importantly, Ricky's Northern Irish roots.

Ricky explains: "Hearts On Trees and When Patsy Cline Was Crazy (And Guy Mitchell Sang The Blues) were written by myself and my good friend Sam Robinson, both albums depict our experiences of growing up and coming from the Greater East Belfast area, not only experiences that have happened to us but historical references and stories that have been told to us by friends and family...in saying that both albums translate those experiences on to a global scale that hopefully anyone geographically can relate to.”

The release boasts an array of acclaimed musicians with guests such as; Joe Elliot (Def Leppard), Damon Johnson (Thin Lizzy/Black Star Riders), Andy Cairns (Therapy?), Billy Morrison (Billy Idol), Nathan Connolly (Snow Patrol), Ginger Wildheart, Jake Burns (Stiff Little Fingers), Richard Fortus (Guns ‘N’ Roses/The Dead Daisies) and Mark Thwaite (The Mission, Peter Murphy).

The track list racks up as follows:

CD 1 ‘When Patsy Cline Was Crazy (And Guy Mitchell Sang The Blues)’

1. The Road To Damascus Street 2.Celebrating Sinking 3.When Patsy Cline Was Crazy (And Guy Mitchell Sang The Blues) 4. Toffee Town 5. That’s Where The Story Ends 6.Johnny Ringo’s Last Ride 7. Gold Along The Cariboo 8.The Son Of The Wind 9.If Your Not Gonna Leave Me (I’ll Find Someone Who Will) 10.Yesteryear

Bonus Tracks:

11. Ghost Town Road 12. The Whiskey Song 13. Tank McCullough Saturdays (Electric Version)

CD 2 ‘Hearts On Trees’

1.Presbyterian Homesick Blues 2.Tank McCullough Saturdays 3. Psycho 4. Hearts On Trees 5. Said Samson To Goliath 6. Way Too Cool For Snow 7. Schwaben Redoubt 8. The Year of Living Dangerously 9. Disasters 10. 82

Bonus Tracks:

11. Love Owes 12. I Can See My Life (From Here) 13. The Ugly Truth 14. Hell Or Highwater 15. Eight Bells (Demo)

FALLING IN REVERSE DEBUTS VIDEO FOR 'CHEMICAL PRISONER'



Falling In Reverse has released a new video for their song 'Chemical Prisoner' from their latest album Just Like You. The song sees the band continuing to blaze new pathways and bridge the gap between brutal metal and pop rock.

Ronnie Radke states, "Filming this video was super fun. We did it in my hometown Vegas with my dad’s motorcycle club. One of my favourite videos to shoot." Watch the video for 'Chemical Prisoner' here:



Last year, the band's third album, Just Like You debuted at #1 on the Billboard Independent Current Album chart, landed at #3 for Current Alternative Album, #21 in the Billboard Top 200, and took the #13 spot on the Top Current Album chart. According to Revolver it is their "strongest record to date" in their review. Alternative Press said the album is "ridiculously catchy." Also in 2015, Falling In Reverse played their first international tours in Europe, South America, and made an Australian appearance at Soundwave Festival. In the U.S, Falling In Reverse played the sold-out Self Help Festival, followed byRonnie Radke's Three Ring Circus, The Supervillains Tour, and wrapped up the year with the Christmas Vacation Tour.

Falling In Reverse is currently writing new material for their next album. More news on Falling In Reverse will be announced soon.

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Secret Stuff Premiere New Song on Couch King - Debut EP 'This Is Fine' Out on Friday, January 29



Nashville's Secret Stuff is premiering a new song ("No Promises") off their upcoming debut 5-song EP, This Is Fine, on Couch King.

The EP will be released digitally and on 12" vinyl and cassette this Friday, January 29 on Spartan Records. Engineered and produced by Jon Hicks (Relient K, Haste the Day, Dance Gavin Dance) in his aptly-titled studio, Jon’s House, This Is Fine captures the angst and misery of formative years, set on the backdrop of struggling to do even that. It focuses on shortcomings, the burdens of stress, overly critical self-analysis, and coming to terms with it all (the acknowledgement of which is where the title originates).

The EP is now available for pre-order in the Spartan Records store and on Bandcamp.

The band is currently on tour with label mates The Foxery.

Tour Dates

1.26.16 Springfield, MO - The Outland
1.27.16 Oklahoma City, OK - 89th Street Collective
1.28.16 Denton, TX - Gatsby's Mansion
1.29.16 Little Rock, AR - Vino's
1.30.16 Memphis, TN - TBA

DOLL SKIN Announce Dates Supporting Dead Kennedys, Hellyeah, a Headlining Club Tour and Appearance at SXSW



Coming off of a huge 2015, with an even bigger start to 2016, all girl Phoenix Rock quartet DOLL SKIN has quickly become an up and coming band that is hard to take your eyes off of. With highlights including performing on SHIPROCKED CRUISE with Five Finger Death Punch, Halestorm, Seether, Hellyeah, and more, an appearance at 2016 Winter NAMM including massive signings with Lita Ford and Megadeth’s David Ellefson (and a well-received performance at the annual Indie Schecter Guitars Party), and a string of West Coast dates supporing metal supergroup Metal Allegiance, culminating in a performance at The legendary Whisky a Go-Go as part of the Lemmy Kilmister memorial.

2015 saw the Worldwide release of Doll Skin’s debut EP In Your Face, through Ellefson’s own label EMP LABEL GROUP, distributed via Megaforce Records, (also known as the launching pad for legendary big 4 thrash bands Metallica and Anthrax and many more) and Cargo Records in Europe, and set Doll Skin on a trajectory straight to the ranks of the Hard Rock elite.

Since its release, the band has garnered massive worldwide press and airplay, including 2 months of repeat spins on Rodney on the Roq on the World Famous KROQ, grabbing rotation and winning cage matches all over the US, topping playlists in Japan, and finding a home on playlists across Europe. The band is set to hit the road again, with supporting dates for Punk legends The Dead Kennedys, Hellyeah, and an appearance at SXSW, in the midst of their first headlining radio tour.

The debut video “Family of Strangers” has already reached over 40,000 views via Vevo and Youtube, and the band just released the lyric video for their recently released second single “Wring Me Out”, unleashed earlier this month.

Doll Skin is endorsed by: Schecter Guitars, Blackstar Amps, KORG, Lag Guitars, Pearl Drums, ISP Technologies, Hartke, ProMark, Daddario, Samson, Sonall, and Sinister Guitar Picks.

Tour dates:

2/19 - Colorado Springs, CO. @ The Blacksheep w/ HELLYEAH 2/21 - Scottsdale, AZ. @ Live Wire w/ HELLYEAH 3/10 - Phoenix, AZ. @ Nile Theater w/ Dead Kennedys 3/11 - Tucson, AZ. @ Rialto Theater w/ Dead Kennedys 3/12 - Albuquerque, NM. @ The Co-Op 3/14-21 - Austin, TX. @ SXSW 3/23 - Oklahoma City, OK. @ Thunder Alley 3/26 - Sioux Falls, SD @ Brennan Rock and Roll Academy 3/29 - Dubuque, IA @ The Venue w/ Green Death 3/30 - Madison, WI @ The Red Zone 3/31 - Mankato, MN @ The Whats Up Bar 4/01 - Joliet, IL. @ The Tree 4/02 - Des Moines, IA @ Wooly's w/ Green Death

MANTAR - 'Ode To The Flame' details revealed



Northern Germany's infernal extreme metal duo Mantar have revealed the cover artwork and tracklist for the band's forthcoming album, ‘Ode To The Flame’.

The tracklist for ‘Ode To The Flame’ reads as follows:

01. Carnal Rising 02. Praise The Plague 03. Era Borealis 04. The Hint 05. Born Reversed 06. Oz 07. I, Omen 08. Cross The Cross 09. Schwanenstein 010. Sundowning

‘Ode To The Flame’ will be released on April 15th via Nuclear Blast.

Mantar commented: "Actually we discussed the possibility of having no cover at all. We kinda liked the idea of boycotting the need of any so called "art" which bands try to get people's attention with. The theme of the record is so one-dimensional and obvious that we decided to skip artwork and just put the title on the record to make it look more like an old book. A manifest, a challenge. We don't want people to speculate about any meaning. The meaning is clear: kill, destroy, fuck shit up."

Regarding the album title, Mantar states: "The title ‘Ode To The Flame’ is chosen in tradition of the debut record, ‘Death By Burning’ to maintain the cleansing power of fire as the key theme. Fire is able to reset anything and will erase this planet one day from any plague that's been around. Furthermore it's obviously an ode to passion and iron will. ‘Ode To The Flame’ isn't dramatic, it's drastic. By all means."

Watch the official in-studio video teaser here:



Ever since their inception in 2013 and the release of their first album in 2014 the band has been recognised as one of the hardest working in the German extreme metal underground. Melding the most sinister elements of styles like black metal, doom and punk, representing unfiltered pure primal rage, Mantar have proven to be one of a kind. Their extremely intense live shows have been seen all over the world and have blown away unaware audiences with their unconditionally tight and brutal performances. Mantar is a pure evil elemental force captured by only two uber passionate artists that strife for ultimate raw sonic power.

THE FRANKLYS announce 18 date UK tour



“Dirty rock’n’roll, played by girls. You know, the kind your mother warned you about...”

The Franklys embark on their most extensive and ambitious tour since they formed and promise each show will be ‘loud, raw, energetic, sweaty, and an exciting spectacle!” The Franklys first tour of 2016 starts in Brigton on February 29th and finishes 18 shows later with 2 shows in one day, first the Freehold Festival in Liverpool followed by The Firebug in Leicester on April 8nd.

The Franklys, are an all girl rock 'n' roll band based in London. 50% Swedish, 25% British, 25% American, 100% rock’n’roll.

This four piece force of nature features a rhythm section as solid and driving as an army tank, which consists of all-American drummer Nicole Pinto and home grown talent Zoe Biggs on bass. Fronting up the quartet like a pair of firecrackers are Swedish pair Jen Ahlkvist (lead vocals and rhythm guitar) with her bitter sweet and ever so edgy vocals, and Fanny Broberg (lead guitar), contributing double-barrelled screaming guitars and melodic guitar hooks, lending a rich variety to the styles and sounds that cascade off the stage.

The Franklys love ’50s rock’n’roll, ’60s psych, ’70s punk, ’80s new wave and you will love The Franklys, so catch them at a show near you.

The Franklys UK Tour Dates

February

29th Brighton Sticky Mike’s

March

3st Cambridge Anglia Ruskin 4th Ipswich Cult Cafe 5th Chelmsford The Asylum 9th Edinburgh Sneaky Pete’s. 10th Glasgow Nice’n’Sleazy 11th Stanley The Top House 12th Northallerton The Fleece 17th London The Finsbury 18th Liverpool Bumper 19th Leeds Milo Bar 20th Manchester The Castle Hotel 24th Brighton Green Door Store 25th Winchester Railway 26th Bedford Esquires

April

1st Cardiff Clwb Ifor Back 2nd Liverpool Threshold Festival 2nd Leicester The Firebug

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

BrokeNCYDE Announce "They Hate Us Cuz They Ain't Us" Tour; Album Pre-Orders Now Available



Albuquerque, NM - Crunkcore duo, brokeNCYDE has announced that they will be hitting the road on a headlining run called the, "They Hate Us Cuz They Ain't Us" tour alongside Justina Valentine and Challenger.

Beginning March 3rd in Tulsa, Oklahoma, brokeNCYDE and company will travel much of the south and east coast while making it's way to the midwest, ending Lacrosse, Wisconsin on April 2nd.

Mikl Shea commented on the upcoming tour saying, "Brokencyde is finally off of their hiatus & hitting the road while dropping the new full length album! It's going to be Mikl Shea & Seven killing the stage with Justina Valentine & Challenger! It's been many years coming but we are stronger and more ready then ever to give our fans the best show of their lives! Be sure to come out to one of the shows when it hits your city! Brokencyde Will Never Die!"

"They Hate Us Cuz They Ain't Us" Tour Dates

3/3/16 Tulsa, OK - Vanguard 3/4/16 Dallas, TX - Prophet Bar 3/5/16 San Antonio, TX - Jacks Bar 3/6/16 Houston, TX - Walters 3/7/16 Hattiesburg, MS - Marlins 3/8/16 Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn 3/9/16 Tampa, FL- Brass Mug 3/10/16 Margate FL- O'Malleys 3/11/16 Orlando, FL- Backbooth 3/12/16 Jacksonville, FL- Jack Rabbits 3/13/16 West Columbia, SC - New Brookland Taver 3/14/16 Murrells Inlet, SC - Rockin Hard Saloon 3/15/16 Virginia Beach, VA - Shakas 3/16/16 Baltimore, MD - Ottobar 3/18/16 Philadelphia, PA - Voltage Lounge 3/20/16 Lancaster, PA - Chameleon Club 3/21/16 Boston, MA - Middle East 3/23/16 Syracuse, NY - Water Street Music 3/24/16 Buffalo, NY - Broadway Joes 3/25/16 Toronto, ON - Sneaky Dees 3/26/16 Kittanning, PA - Club Radioactive 3/27/16 Columbus, OH - Skullys 3/28/16 Kent, OH - The Outpost 3/29/16 St. Louis, MO - Ciceros 3/30/16 Valaparaiso, IN - Big Shots 3/31/16 Chicago, IL - The Wire 4/1/16 Minneapolis, MN - The Pourhouse 4/2/16 Lacrosse, WI - Warehouse

After releasing a series of singles, brokeNCYDE has recently announced their new full length, All Grown Up which is set to release on February 14th. Pre-orders are available now on iTunes.

Watch brokeNCYDE's latest single "Dance Off" below.



About brokeNCYDE:

brokeNCYDE is a duo consisting of members SE7EN and MIKL residing from Albuquerque, NM. They are known for pioneering their own genre known as CrunkCore. They've been able to become an internationally known band with 20 MILLION+ in total views on YouTube & reach #48 on the top 100 Billboard Charts in 2009. They've been able to work on projects with honorable artist such as E40, Paul Wall, Kottonmouth Kings and many more. They were on a hiatus for a bit but are now BACK and stronger than ever!

TEXTURES - Band release drum playthrough for 'Illuminate The Trail'



Dutch poly-rhythmic metallers TEXTURES will release the first of their forthcoming two albums, Phenotype, on February 5th, 2016 via Nuclear Blast. The band recently released new track 'Illuminate The Trail' online and to compliment that track, they have now released a drum playthrough for it. Learn all of the grooves and beats, here:



Listen to 'Illuminate The Trail' over on YouTube:



Phenotype, a 60-minute song-based album, presents an eclectic overview of what modern metal offers while preserving the catchy, innovative and progressive songs that TEXTURES represent. The new virtuosos Uri Dijk (synth) and Joe Tal (guitar) deliver a new, harmonic vibe to the mature TEXTURES sound. The new album is part one of the musical diptych, with the second album entitled Genotype scheduled for release in 2017.

Phenotype track list:

1. Oceans Collide 2. New Horizons 3. Shaping A Single Grain Of Sand 4. Illuminate The Trail 5. Meander 6. Erosion 7. The Fourth Prime 8. Zman 9. Timeless

ALT-AMERICANA TRIO ANTON KELLNER & THE LONE STARS SHARE NEW TRACK "UNDERSTAND"



Stream "Understand" Exclusively at Baeble Music HERE
Understand to be Released Digitally on 2/26/16

Los Angeles, CA| January 26, 2016 - After recently announcing the release of their sophomore album, Understand, set for 2/26/16, the Californian Alternative-Folk/Americana outfit Anton Kellner & The Lone Stars has teamed up with Baeble Music to exclusively premiere the debut title-track from the album, "Understand." The song is a familiar "grass is always greener" story about two people in a relationship, who equally want more than what they already have and have gotten caught up in a mess that's too far to get out of. Here is what Baeble Music had to say about Anton Kellner & The Lone Stars:

"Anton Kellner and the Lone Stars are the latest act in the burgeoning alt-country scene to get me really excited" - Don Saas, Baeble Music

Coastal California is the home of singer/songwriter Anton Kellner, who performs with his band under the moniker "Anton Kellner & The Lone Stars". After touring the circuit for quite some time in his prior band Holding Onto Hope (Come&Live Records), Kellner released his successful debut album entitled You Were The Fire. The album was released on July 29th, 2014 and had much critical acclaim among the press & his fans. You Were The Fire was produced by Nolan Perry (The Mighty Fine), with additional mastering handled by Eric Boulanger (OneRepublic, Plain White T's). Kellner has landed 3 successful PR campaigns, extensive shows up & down the coast, two music videos, and numerous musical collaborations, such as with Louis Diller (HolyChild/Glassnote Records), Elle Puckett (Poema), Tim Brennan (June/Victory Records), Fred Mascherino (Taking Back Sunday/The Color Fred). Anton Kellner & The Lone Stars' sophomore album, Understandfeatures Anton Kellner (vocals, acoustic/electric guitar, piano, organ), Nolan Perry (bass), Josh Lucas (drums, percussion), and Scott Poley (pedal steel, additional electric guitar), with additional vocals by Sierra English.

Until Understand becomes available on 2/26/16, head to Baeble Music to stream "Understand" by Anton Kellner & The Lone Stars. Follow the band on social media for updates and new music.

Understand: Tracklisting

01. Understand 02. Notions 03. Broke 04. Losing Your Blood 05. Should Be 06. Drive Me Down 07. It's Been a Lifetime

Blood-Painting Surrealist VINCENT CASTIGLIA Reveals GARY HOLT Signature ESP Guitar Painted in Holt's Own Blood at NAMM



Groundbreaking blood-wielding surrealist VINCENT CASTIGLIA has been turning heads with his shocking, detailed art painted in human blood for the past several years, but this year, Castiglia turns to a new medium to transform his creativity into reality.

This past Saturday at NAMM 2016, Castiglia and Slayer/Exodus guitarist Gary Holt officially revealed a custom-painted Gary Holt signature ESP electric guitar (original signature guitar here), detailed completely with Holt's very own blood. The blood was drawn from Holt backstage after a Slayer show on Long Island, NY. Castiglia collected 18 vials, all of which were used on the guitar.

Aside from marking Castiglia's first use of a guitar as his canvas, this is the first time a guitar has ever been painted entirely in its player's own blood. The guitar is not currently for sale and is not yet in production - this is currently an original, one-run design!

Vincent Castiglia offers the background story on how the production of this guitar came about, "While working on his torso piece, my client and friend Brian Werner (vocalist of Vital Remains) suggested the possibility to me. I thought about the logistics, whether it would be possible or not, and figured hey, if I've been able to take my paintings and medium as far as I have already on canvas, why not do it on a guitar body? After some trial, and some extra preparation, it all worked out perfectly, and this guitar actually became what I'd cite to be one of my favorite, most detailed works to date. I pushed it as far as was physically possible in terms of detail. The subject matter, look and feel, and functionality of the piece are all in perfect line with my work.

The piece is historical in that, to my knowledge (or the knowledge of Google) this is the first functional guitar in human history to have been created entirely in the musician's blood. That puts it in a unique position, as it's a functional piece of fine art that memorializes Gary Holt's life's work with his lifeblood, my mind and hands having been the vessel for its creation. It was an honor to work so intimately with Gary Holt and ESP on this project, which was literally, "Bonded By Blood"."

Guitarist Gary Holt adds, "It was very exciting to finally be able to reveal the "blood guitar" painted with 18 vials of my own blood at this year's NAMM! This Vincent Castiglia original is the first of its kind. This weekend was also my first look at it in the flesh so to say I was stoked is an understatement! Looking forward to taking this one of a kind piece of dark art out on tour in February!"

ESP Director of Artist Relations and Product Management Chris Cannella adds, "When this whole project came up, I was excited at the idea. I was already a fan of Vincent Castiglia's work as an artist and tattooist, but this was something I was cautious of. Was it going to be another gimmick of blood in the ink, etc.? Blood drips or something easy to do? When I saw this come to fruition my jaw dropped! Such beautiful detail and accuracy!

This guitar will not be for sale as it was just finished just for Gary Holt, but we wanted to show it at the booth at NAMM with Gary and Vincent to tell the story best. I am sure people's minds were blown even as it is not yet assembled."



VINCENT CASTIGLIA is the first American artist to receive a solo exhibition invitation from Oscar Award-winning artist H.R. Giger in the history of the H. R. Giger Museum Gallery. Vincent's art has been praised by fellow artists, musicians, and other notables throughout his career.

"With such precise technique, his depiction of human musculature is nothing short of outstanding." - Paul Booth / World-renowned Tattooist, Artist, Gallery Owner, Fanatical Nihilist "If the body is the temple, then the heart is the altar and the blood is the sacred flame that enlightens the shrine. Vincent is painting with holy light." - Martin Eric Ain / Musician, Celtic Frost "The ominous truth that his art confronts, along with the exquisiteness in which it is portrayed, provides a timeless revelation into human existence." - Joe Sopkowics, Forensic Photographer

In the privacy of his studio, VINCENT CASTIGLIA practices a kind of modern-day phlebotomy, siphoning the life force which contains his own psychic energy, while giving it an outlet and form. In doing so, he dissolves the barrier between artist and art in a most literal and immediate sense. Vincent's figures, their musculature and skin, are painted with what could be thought of as "liquid flesh". Its tendency to quicken the subjects is likely inapproachable by any other medium---as it is actual tissue with which it is being rendered. In this way the subject's realism is not merely an optical illusion due to its level of detail, but rather is an actual transference of flesh and blood to each work.

VINCENT CASTIGLIA's impressive work has seen many sides of the entertainment world, as well. MTV New Media's Horror-Slasher Film, Savage County, featured his art as its official movie poster, depicting the three murderers in the film. Prior to the film, Vincent painted album art for heavy metal band Triptykon's 2010 debut release, Eparistera Daimones.Triptykon is founded by former Hellhammer / Celtic Frostsinger and guitarist Tom Gabriel Fischer. Vincent also painted the DVD cover for Fangoria Presents film, Corpsing.

His work has been featured on The National Geographic Channel (NatGeo), FOX News, CNBC, BBC, New York 1 News, Spike TV, The Discovery Channel, and The Science Channel. Castiglia was also recently a guest on the Jay Thomas Show on Sirius XM Radio. His work has been explored by countless art and culture publications, in the US and internationally, including the New York Post, New York Daily News, The Huffington Post, Art Business News, International Business Times, Bizarre Magazine, as well as Lexikon Der Phantastischen Künstler "The international encyclopedia of fantastic, surrealistic, symbolist, & visionary artists". He was also recently awarded "Tattoo Artist of the Year" in ThisisHorror.uk's "This Is Horror Awards 2012".

His work hangs in many distinguished collections internationally, among them, the collection of Rock legend Gregg Allman. Vincent's paintings have been exhibited at museums and galleries in the US, and internationally, including CoproGallery, (Santa Monica, California), Last Rites Gallery (New York) The Museum of Sex (New York), The Museum Of Porn In Art, (Switzerland), The HR Giger Museum Gallery, (Switzerland), , The Mall Gallery (London, England) Canvas Los Angeles (Los Angeles California), Fuse Gallery (New York), Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center (Ft. Myers, Florida), Art @ Large Gallery (New York) Gallery Lombardi (Austin Texas), L'imagerie Gallery (Hollywood, California), Museo De La Cuidad De Mexico, (Mexico), C-Pop Gallery (Detroit, Michigan), Shooting Gallery (San Francisco, CA), Seed Gallery (Newark, New Jersey), The 7th Annual Dirty Show (Detroit, Michigan), as well as The Congregation Gallery (Hollywood, California).

For more information on VINCENT CASTIGLIA, please visit www.vincentcastigliaart.com.

FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE - 'King' out 5th February 2016 via Nuclear Blast Records



Formed only in 2007, Fleshgod Apocalypse are at the vanguard of Italy’s extreme metal movement. Inspired by greats Morbid Angel, Deicide, and Cannibal Corpse as well as renowned composers Franz Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig Van Beethoven, Fleshgod Apocalypse have fused disparate genres and crafted a sound that’s powerful, impressive, and unique.

To date, every Fleshgod Apocalypse album is built on the album before it. They’re a synthesis of the music and mentality of what came before. Labyrinth took from and expanded upon 2011’s Agony. The Mafia EP was an extension of debut album, Oracles (2009). 'King' is, therefore, cut from the same cloth as Labyrinth (2013), but in the three years between albums, Fleshgod Apocalypse have matured greatly.

Fleshgod Apocalypse are no strangers to concept albums with acclaimed last album Labyrinth centered on the mythical labyrinth of Knossos. King, however, moves the band forward lyrically. There’s real commentary behind the stories of a collapsing world. “King is about an old world that is slowly coming to an end,” frontman Tommaso Riccardi informs. “The king himself is, in a way, the only positive character of the whole story. He represents justice, integrity, and wisdom that are slowly being corroded by ignorance and mediocrity spreading everywhere. We thought this could be a perfect way to describe our indignation about the unrestrainable downfall of our own society in an era that looks more like the Middle Ages rather than the 21st Century. Obviously, in this story there is a positive message: that the king could be inside every one of us. It’s up to us to recognize the King and find the courage to stand for what we believe in. We should all hail the king we have inside!”

Recorded across two studios—Kick Recording Studios and 16th Cellar Studios—King is easily Fleshgod Apocalypse’s most forceful yet. Pre-production was handled by Stefano Morabito at 16th Cellar Studios, whereas the full production was completed at Kick Recording Studios with Marco Mastrobuono (Hour of Penance). “We are extremely satisfied about the work we did on the album sound, both during the recordings with Marco Mastrobuono at Kick Recording Studio and of course during mixing and mastering with the almighty Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios.”

Fleshgod Apocalypse's masterpiece 'King' is available to download for review in your iPool now. Please do let me know if you would like to interview the band at all.

'King' Track Listing:

1. Marche Royale 2. In Aeternum 3. Healing Through War 4. The Fool 5. Cold As Perfection 6. Mitra 7. Paramour (Die Leidenschaft Bringt Leiden) 8. And The Vulture Beholds 9. Gravity 10. A Million Deaths 11. Syphilis 12. King

Fleshgod Apocalypse tour the UK in March:

March 10th – Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms March 11th - Hammerfest March 12th – Leeds, The Key Club March 13th – Glasgow, Audio March 15th – Manchester, Sound Control March 16th – Bristol, Fleece March 17th – London, Underworld