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Thursday, 31 March 2016

Mongolian Folk Metal Quintet TENGGER CAVALRY Streaming New 'Mountain Side EP' in Full Now



Mountain Side EP Out Tomorrow, April 1st

It was recently announced that Mongolian folk metal group TENGGER CAVALRY will unleash their new Mountain Side EP tomorrow, April 1st.

In celebration of tomorrow's release, Loudwire is exclusively streaming the entire Mountain Side EP now. Listen HERE.

Stay tuned for a music video for the track 'Mountain Side' coming next week!

The Mountain Side EP features re-orchestrated versions of popular TENGGER CAVALRY tracks, as well as completely new music accented by acoustic, instrumental and remix versions. The EP also features bonus live tracks and folk recordings. In particular, the re-recording of "War Horse" still features the traditional Mongolian throat-singing that TENGGER CAVALRY is known for, but has now been completely re-composed and re-recorded to include influences such as Mongolian traditional folk, Native American tribal music, and cinematic film landscapes.

Mountain Side EP track listing:

1. Intro 2. Mountain Side 3. War Horse (2016 version) 4. Mountain Side (acoustic) 5. Interlude 6. Mountain Side (Club Mix) 7. Krutaya Gora 8. Mountain Side (Instrumental) 9. Bonus-Tengger Cavalry (live) 10. Bonus-Folk Jam 01 11. Bonus-Folk Jam 02

Keep an eye on www.tengger-cavalry.com for more show information and updates.

Nature Ganganbaigal and TENGGER CAVALRY have been turning heads in the music world since the band's inception in 2010. In 2014, Ganganbaigal released his Mongolian New Age album To Where Tengger Leads Me. The album won a bronze medal from Global Music Awards and a nomination from Hollywood Music in Media Awards. In 2015, Nature moved to New York City from China and re-located the band with brand new American members. Last year, the band released a new album, Blood Sacrifice Shaman, out via Metal Hell Records.

TENGGER CAVALRY blends the nomadic music tradition of Central Asia with heavy metal music, creating the unique music genre mentioned above, Mongolian folk metal. Nature Ganganbaigal performs multiple Mongolian nomadic instruments including Mongolian horse-head fiddle Morin Khuur, Mongolian flute, Tibetan horn, Mongolian guitar (Tovshuur) and other instruments native to the region. He is also able to sing using the ancient Mongolian singing tradition of Khoomei, also known as throat singing or overtone singing. After the release of four studio albums in Europe and United States, TENGGER CAVALRY has become known as one of the most unique, innovative and exciting metal bands in Asia.

LEMONFEST REVEALS HEADLINER AND DRUM N BASS TENT ACTS



Devon’s LEMONFEST is pleased to reveal the details of the next addition of acts to its dynamic 2016 line up. It confirms a rock n roll giant as its main stage headliner, a Radio 1/1Xtra/BBC 6Music critically acclaimed reggae star, as well as welcoming back a local legend and securing an array of fresh D&B acts to its renowned drum n bass tent.

LEMONFEST has a great story, and as we enter its seventh successful year, it celebrates running off the back of its own success. It’s never received any funding and was the dream and brainchild of two old school friends. The only beer, cider and food on sale at the festival is locally brewed and produced, along with famous local restaurants making an appearance on site every year without fail. This gives the festival a great community vibe and over the years has gained the attention of well-respected regional and national publications.

The festival attracts thousands of music lovers each year and welcomes adults of all ages through its gates. It’s even attractive for those parents with young children who can join in on all the fun and games available on site.

The next 2016 LEMONFEST act additions are:



ALABAMA 3

The Guardian has called them "the best live band in the country" and 2016 sees Alabama 3 bringing their sweet country house music to Devon.



KIKO BUN

Kiko Bun adds LEMONFEST to his packed summer of festival slots includingLovebox, Notting Hill Carnival and Bestival. Last year’s release ‘Sticky Situation’ sparked an extraordinary level of online interest, swiftly resulting in Kiko’s signing to Island Records.



MAD DOG MCREA

Mad Dog Mcrea blend a unique mixture of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz, bluegrass and ‘shake your ass’ music. From self-penned songs of adventure, drinking, love and life, to traditional songs of gypsies, fairies, legless pirates and black flies – Mad Dog never fail to capture their audience with their infectious songs.

D&B line up additions includes CYANTIFIC, MAJISTRATE and FRANKEE with more to be announced very soon.

"We're excited to add a headliner of Alabama 3's calibre to an already stellar line-up. We're also expanding our Dance Arena this year to hold nearly 1,000 people on it's own, so it's going to be one hell of a party. We can't wait to give you more news in the next few weeks" - Matt Freemantle, LemonFest organiser

Small bio: LEMONFEST is a one-day music festival taking place in the heart of Devon at Newton Abbot’s Racecourse every summer, with live music and DJ’s across six stages. Now moving into their seventh year, LEMONFEST has established itself as South Devon’s premier live music event.

This year’s festival will be held on the 4th June and promises to be their best year yet. With previous years welcoming the likes of BRIT award winner Ben Howard, alternative pop rock trio The Subways and reggae greats Gentleman’s Dub Club, 2016’s line up is sure to have tickets flying out the door.

For more enquiries visit the links below. Tickets for 2016 are on sale now and are available via the festival’s official website. (Early bird general admission £20.00, early bird general admission & camping £30.00).

Davey Suicide Announces Dates For "The Anti-System Revolution Tour"



UnHolywood, Killafornia - Davey Suicide has announced the dates for "The Anti-System Revolution Tour" with special guests Deadstar Assembly and The Funeral Portrait (presented by High Road Publicity). The band will be on the "Juggalo Invasion Tour" tour with Twiztid for much of April with "The Anti-System Revolution Tour" kicking off on April 25th in New York City and working its way throughout the U.S., wrapping up on May 14th in Los Angeles, California. Watch "The Anti-System Revolution Tour" video below:



The Anti-System Revolution Tour is going to be one big ole rock and goth party. We are bringing a show and a line up to every city that's going to give every tour this Spring a run for it's money. - Davey Suicide

TOUR DATES:

w/ Twiztid

4/09 - EL CORAZON - Seattle, WA - Get TIX 4/10 - HAWTHORNE THEATER - Portland, OR - Get TIX 4/12 - REVOLUTION HOUSE - Garden City, ID - Get TIX 4/13 - The COMPLEX - Salt Lake City, UT - Get TIX 4/14 - MESA THEATER - Grand Junction, CO - Get TIX 4/15 - The ROXY - Denver, CO - Get TIX 4/16 - The ROXY - Denver, CO - Get TIX 4/17 - RIOT ROOM - Kansas City, MO - Get TIX 4/18 - BADA BREW - Crest Hill, IL - Get TIX 4/20 - CROFOOT - Pontiac, MI - Get TIX 4/22 - MAGIC CITY - Binghampton, NY - Get TIX 4/23 - REVERB - Reading, PA - Get TIX 4/24 - FETE - Providence, RI - Get TIX

w/ Deadstar Assembly & The Funeral Portrait

4/25 - STUDIO @ WEBSTER HALL - NYC, NY - Get TIX 4/26 - COVE MUSIC HALL- Worcester, MA - Get TIX 4/27 - AGORA BALLROOM - Cleveland, OH -Get TIX 4/28 - THE WAITING ROOM - Buffalo, NY- Get TIX 4/29 - FISHHEAD CANTINA - Baltimore, MD - Get TIX 5/03 - SCOUT BAR - Houston, TX - Get TIX 5/04 - The RAIL CLUB - Ft. Worth, TX - Get TIX 5/06 - The DIRTY DOG - Austin, TX - Get TIX 5/07 - KOROVA - San Antonio, TX - Get TIX 5/09 - BLACK SHEEP - Colorado Springs, CO - Get TIX 5/12 - PUB ROCK - Mesa, AZ - Get TIX 5/13 - CHAIN REACTION - Anaheim, CA - Get TIX 5/14 - BAR SINISTER - Hollywood, CA

THE MILLENIUM UNVEIL NEW SINGLE, “INTERSTATES,” EXCLUSIVELY WITH IDOBI RADIO



EAU CLAIRE, WI | MARCH 31, 2016: Alternative/pop band, The Millenium has been gaining a rabid fan base since their inception in early 2014. The band has been praised for their dynamic songwriting consisting of every ounce of their heart and soul, and today, The Millenium is yet again proving their moving musical abilities with their latest single, “Interstates.” Listen to the spine-chilling tune via the band's captivating visual accompaniment exclusively at Idobi Radio HERE.

“The foundation of this song, now four years old, is rooted in so many different monumental life changes for all of us. Written in all four seasons multiple times over has made it slightly ambiguous. Ever growing, ever reeling. The meaning has turned from a personal inquisition we once fondly knew, to a play-by-play of a character we’re not exactly familiar with anymore." - The Millenium

The Millenium was born from the demise of their previous groups, close friends Kyle Culver (guitar), Kyle Featherstone (guitar, piano, vocals), and Matt Hasenmueller (lead vocals) began writing music together to satiate the creative crave fostered by the ever changing culture of their hometown Eau Claire, WI (home of Grammy winning artist Bon Iver). Starting in early 2014, The Millenium tore into the world opening for bands Now, Now and The Summer Set on campus at UW - Eau Claire. Soon after with the success of their debut EP "It's So Much Friendlier With Two" (a record dedicated to love, loss, and learning - themes that resonate not just with each member individually, but have gone as far as defining our generation as a whole), the band saw ferocious growth on the road, securing five support tours and two headlining runs in the coming years. While often feeling like a pop band in a punk world, The Millenium strives to bring more nontraditional elements into their sound. Incorporating realms of indie, acoustic and electronic styles in a sometimes eclectic fashion, one is sure to appreciate a genuine sound showcasing undeniably catchy and melodically driven tracks intertwined with a playful and inventive blend of acoustic guitar and keyboard.

Head over to Idobi Radio to check out The Millenium’s new single, “Interstates.” The Millenium will be hitting the road this April in support of their new single, dates can be found below. Make sure you follow The Millenium on social media for new music, updates, shows announcements and more.

Interstates Release Tour:

4/1 | The Garage – Minneapolis, MN 4/2 | UWSP – Stevens Point, WI 4/3 | The Plus – Eau Claire, WI 4/5 | UWGB – Green Bay, WI 4/8 | Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL

ASKING ALEXANDRIA REVEAL FILMED TRACK BY TRACK



To finish up a successful release week the band have revealed a filmed track by track of members Denis Stoff and Ben Bruce talking through each track on the critically acclaimed new album.

Watch it here:



Asking Alexandria also recently announced two intimate shows ahead of their scheduled appearances at READING & LEEDS festivals this summer. The band will give die hard fans the chance to see them up close and personal at two shows in Southampton and London on 15th and 16th August.

The band’s latest single, ‘The Black’, was added to the BBC Radio One INMWT playlist. Check out the video – which has racked up a staggering 8 MILLION views already – here:



ASKING ALEXANDRIA LIVE IN THE UK IN AUGUST

15th August Southampton Engine Rooms 16th August London Koko 26th August Reading Festival Reading 27th August Leeds Festival Leeds

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

HECK join the bill at the first ever ‘Ginger Wildheart Show’ this Friday, April 1st at The O2 Forum in London



Heck have just confirmed they are to join the line up for ‘The Ginger Wildheart Show’ taking place this Friday.

‘The Ginger Wildheart Show’ debuts at the O2 Forum in London on April 1st, with an impressive supporting cast. Along with The Ginger Wildheart Band, 4 special guests - Heck, Dirt Box Disco, Scaramanga Six and Tropica play this planned annual event.

As Ginger explains “The Ginger Wildheart Show is something that we intend to carry on in the future. I love the idea of replicating the old cabaret evenings with five different bands. The maiden voyage of this show, April 1st, will feature my current favourite bands on the circuit today”. The super-charged Ginger Wildheart Band will be heading the proceedings, along with very welcome turns from Heck, Dirt Box Disco, Scaramanga Six and Tropical Contact. Please don't regret missing this. You deserve it. “ Ginger

The Ginger Wildheart Show

1st London O2 Forum Kentish Town.

Doll Skin Releases New Song and Music Video, “Let’s Be Honest”



Phoenix-based female hard/punk rock act DOLL SKIN released their brand new video, "Let's Be Honest”. The song is taken from the band’s debut album, In Your Face (Again), produced by Megadeth's David Ellefson and available on CD/Vinyl via EMP Label Group on April 15.

Doll Skin "Let's Be Honest”:



Since forming in Phoenix in 2013, DOLL SKIN Vocalist Sydney Dolezal, Guitarist Alex Snowden, Bassist Nicole Rich, and Drummer Meghan Herring have taken the World by storm, playing shows with Social Distortion, Slunt, DRI, Metal Allegiance, HELLYEAH, Dead Kennedys and many more, adds and spins on dozens of radio stations, including dozens of spins the uber-influential LA station KROQ, where they have become a favorite of legendary DJ Rodney Bingenheimer. Now the band releases IN YOUR FACE (Again) a full length version of their 2015 digital EP, stuffed with bonus tracks, demos, and more.

Doll Skin are in the middle of a headlining run before heading out with Otep, Lacey Sturm, September Mourning and Through Fire. After Otep, the band will finish up with a handful of newly announced dates with Hellyeah, Escape The Fate and Sunflower Dead.

Tour dates:

March

29 - Dubuque, IA - The Venue w/ Green Death 30 - Madison, WI - The Red Zone 31 - Mankato, MN - The Whats Up Bar

April

1 - Joliet, IL. - The Tree 2 - Des Moines, IA - Wooly's w/ Green Death 3 - Hutchinson, KS - The Rusty Needle

April (with Otep, Lacey Sturm, September Mourning)

8 - Las Vegas, NV - Hard Rock 10 - Petaluma, CA - Phoenix Theater 11 - San Francisco, CA - Slim’s 12 - Orangevale, CA - Boardwalk 14 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater 15 - Seattle, WA - Studio Seven 16 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theater 17- Spokane, WA - The Pin 18 - Walla Walla, WA - Main Street Studios 19 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory 20 - Denver, CO - Marquis Theater 21 - Omaha, NE - Sokol Underground 22 - Minneapolis, MN - Cabooze 23 - Ringle, WI - Q&Z Expo Center 24 - Arlington Heights, IL - HOME Bar 26 - Crest Hill, IL - Bada Brew 27 - Rock Falls, IL - Longshots 28 - Indianapolis, IN - 5th Quarter 29 - Detroit, MI - Harpos 30 - Battle Creek, MI - The Music Factory

May (with Otep, Lacey Sturm, September Mourning)

1 - Cleveland, OH - Agora Ballroom 3 - Pittsburgh, PA - Altar Bar 4 - Rochester, NY - Water Street Music Hall 5 - Clifton Park, NJ - Upstate Concert Hall 6 - Reading, PA - Reverb 7 - Worcester, MA - Palladium 9 - New York, NY - Webster Hall 10 - Hartford, CT - Webster Underground 11 - Baltimore, MD - Soundstage 12 - Knoxville, TN - The International 13 - Fayetteville, NC - Rock Shop 14 - St. Petersburg, FL - State Theater 15 - Jacksonville, FL - Harmonious Monks 17 - Clarksville, TN - Warehouse 18 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade 19 - New Orleans, LA - Southport Music Hall 20 - Austin, TX - Dirty Dog 21 - Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey 23 - Oklahoma City, OK - Diamond Ballroom 24 - San Antonio, TX - Rock Box 27 - Phoenix, AZ - Joe's Grotto 28 - Los Angeles, CA - Whisky A Go Go

June (with Hellyeah, Escape The Fate, Sunflower Dead)

1 - Salt Lake City, UT - Rockwell at The Complex 3 - San Diego, CA - House Of Blues 4 - Riverside, CA - Riverside Municipal Auditorium 5 - Las Vegas, NV - SLS / The Foundry

SKOLD "The Undoing" - Release date 22 April 2016 via Metropolis Records



After stints with KMFDM, Marilyn Manson and SKOLD vs. KMFDM, as producer/songwriter/guitarist/bassist, Tim Skold gearing up for a New Record Release and Touring as SKOLD.

Growing from production duties on Marilyn Manson’s cover versions of “Tainted Love” and “Personal Jesus”, songwriting and production on the Marilyn Manson albums "Golden Age Of Grotesque" and "Eat Me, Drink Me" to production and collaboration on the 2 most recent Motionless In White albums, SKOLD is about to return darker, harder and heavier than ever.

MOLOKEN: European Headlining Dates + Support Shows for Cult Of Luna To Commence Next Month



Swedish progressive sludge bringers, MOLOKEN, will kick off a string of tour dates next month in support of their 2015 release All Is Left To See out now via Temple of Torturous. The journey finds MOLOKEN trekking across Europe on a handful of headlining shows as well as six performances opening for Cult Of Luna. Dates begin on April 6th and run through April 16th with an included stop on this year's edition of Roadburn. This latest run marks the band's first trip to the United Kingdom and France.

MOLOKEN:

4/06/2016 Alte Meierei - Kiel, DE 4/07/2016 DIY Cafe - Lille, FR 4/08/2016 The Chunk - Leeds, UK 4/09/2016 The Garage - Glasgow, UK * 4/10/2016 Sound Control - Manchester, UK * 4/11/2016 Islington Assembly Hall - London, UK* 4/12/2016 La Gaite Lyrique - Paris, FR * 4/13/2016 Le Grande Mix - Tourcoing, FR * 4/14/2016 Roadburn Festival - Tilburg, NL * 4/15/2016 Bambi Galore - Hamburg, DE 4/16/2016 Oden - Karlskrona, SE

*Supporting Cult of Luna

Out now globally via Temple Of Torturous, All Is Left To See is MOLOKEN's first studio offering in four years. Recorded mostly live by Pelle Henriksson at Tonteknik Recording (Refused, Breach, Cult Of Luna, Meshuggah, Entombed), the record boasts thirty corrosive minutes of some of the band's most eclectic, engrossing and traumatizing compositions to date and includes the stark and twisted cover renderings of Costin Chioreanu (Bloodbath, Paradise Lost, My Dying Bride, Ulver etc). A monolithic wall of dread and despair shrouded in sulfuric atmospheres and an overwhelming sentiment of desolation, MOLOKEN's All Is Left To See centers itself around a lyrical concept called mörkrets kärna (Swedish for "darkness core"), and serves as a veritable soundtrack to falling into a pit of misery, depression and paranoia, dragging down loved ones and trying desperately to make sense of it all.

ENSIFERUM compilation “Two Decades Of Greatest Sword Hits”



Finnish metal powerhouse Spinefarm Records have announced album details of the first compilation release of iconic pagan metallers ENSIFERUM. Closing the Spinefarm chapter of Ensiferum’s relentless ascent to pagan metal hall of fame, the collection “Two Decades Of Greatest Sword Hits”, to be released in April 1st 2016, is a testimony of things past but definitely worth remembering.

"20 years since the first notes were played in Ensiferum's first rehearsals. I doubt that 15-years old Markus Toivonen had any idea what he had just started and what kind of journey the band would begin that day. So much has happened in 20 years but the cornerstones of our music, folk and metal, are still there and we will keep exploring this unholy combination until we die, hah. We have always composed songs with lots of patience and hard self critisism but still wanted to have some blink in the corner of the eye and push our musical boundries. This compilation gives the listener great chance to hear how the band has evolved during these years. Enjoy and folk on!"

Complete with the band’s in-depth song descriptions and reminiscence, “Two Decades Of Greatest Sword Hits” features 14 of the most proudly shield-pounding epic metal hymns of Ensiferum to take you through the formative years of a band that became one of the biggest heroes of its generation in the ever-expanding realm of heathen metal.

The tracklisting for “Two Decades Of Greatest Sword Hits” is as follows:

01. By The Dividing Stream 02. From Afar 03. Heathen Horde 04. One More Magic Potion 05. In My Sword I Trust 06. Token Of Time 07. Dragonheads 08. Twilight Tavern 09. Burning Leaves 10. Treacherous Gods 11. Lai Lai Hei 12. Two Of Spades 13. Iron 14. Victory Song

formats: Jewelcase CD, digital,2LP

Ensiferum are:

Petri Lindroos - growls, lead guitars Markus Toivonen - lead & acoustic guitars, vocals Sami Hinkka - bass & vocals Janne Parviainen - drums Emmi Silvennoinen - keys, vocals

ENSIFERUM’s fleet sails to European shores in the following manner:

Return Of The One Man Army + FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE (ITA)

01.04.2016 Germany, Ragnarök Festival, Lichtenfels 02.04.2016 Netherlands, Maasilo, Rotterdam 03.04.2016 Belgium, Trix, Antwerp 04.04.2016 Germany, Batschkapp, Frankfurt 05.04.2016 Luxembourg, Kulturfabrik, Esch/Alzette 06.04.2016 Germany, Capitol, Hannover 07.04.2016 Denmark, Amager Bio, Copenhagen 08.04.2016 Germany, Hellraiser, Leipzig 09.04.2016 Austria, Szene, Wien 10.04.2016 Hungary, Barba Negra Club, Budabest 12.04.2016 Romania, Arenele Romane, Bucharest 13.04.2016 Bulgaria, Mixtape 5 Club, Sofia 14.04.2016 Serbia, Dom Omladine, Belgrade 15.04.2016 Croatia, Vintage, Zagreb 16.04.2016 Germany, VAZ Pfarrheim, Burglengenfeld 17.04.2016 Swizerland, Kulturfabrik Kofmehl, Solothurn 18.04.2016 Italy, Fabrique, Milan 19.04.2016 Germany, Substage, Karlsruhe 20.04.2016 Germany, Live Music Hall, Köln 21.04.2016 Germany, Columbia Theater, Berlin 30.04.2016 Norway, Karmøygeddon, 1866, Karmøy, Kopervik 10.06.2016-11.06.2016 Germany, Rockfels, St. Goarshausen, Loreley 11.08.2016-13.08.2016 Spain, Leyendas del Rock, Villena 19.08.2016-20.08.2016 Slovakia, More Than Fest, Zvolenska Slatina

ZAKK WYLDE DEBUTS "SLEEPING DOGS" MUSIC VIDEO. COREY TAYLOR FEATURED ON "SLEEPING DOGS" ALBUM VERSION



Guitar icon ZAKK WYLDE has released an all new music video for the track "Sleeping Dogs" from his forthcoming solo LP. Long time collaborator Justin Reich was tapped to direct. "Black Label Brethren O' Doom Father Justin Reich Did Another Amazing job Directing the video," says Wylde. "I asked Father Justin to capture the sights, sounds, smell and feel of the first day my parents dropped me off at kindergarten. Watching the video made me realize why I'm so fond of reading and vegetables."



Grammy nominated, SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman COREY TAYLOR will appear on the "Sleeping Dogs" album version as well. Wylde continues, "Having Father Corey Taylor's brilliant Voice sing on 'Sleeping Dogs' fulfilled my vision of the two of us as the modern day Simon & Garfunkel. We may not be as legendary, talented or as handsome as those two, but we've eaten at some of the same restaurants as them."

"Sleeping Dogs," "Tears of December" and "Lost Prayer" are now available as an iTunes instant gratification tracks, meaning fans who pre order the album on iTunes will get the single immediately. An additional pre order bundle is also available offering a Book Of Shadows II CD plus a 17"x11" poster.

You can also find ZAKK WYLDE on the cover of the new April/May issue of REVOLVER MAGAZINE. The cover is being revealed for the first time today. Wylde is also on the cover of the May issue of GUITAR WORLD with legendary blues guitarist BUDDY GUY.



Zakk Wylde will release Book Of Shadows II on April 8th, 2016 via Entertainment One Music (eOne Music), his first solo release in 20 years. This release is the highly anticipated follow up to 1996’s Book of Shadows LP, a classic album Wylde released between his work with Ozzy Osbourne that has since become a fan favorite.

The fearlessly introspective melancholy and melody of Book of Shadows helped to make its follow-up one of Rolling Stone’s Most Anticipated Albums of 2016. As fierce and diverse as his work in Black Label Society and as large as his accomplishments as lead guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne have been, Book of Shadows II offers an even richer look into the spirit and psyche of one of the most beloved pillars of the hard rock community. Brand new tracks like “Sleeping Dogs,” “Tears of December,” “Darkest Hour,” “Harbors of Pity,” and “The King” are bold proclamations of intense feeling and powerful catharsis.

Zakk Wylde’s powerful pipes, mayhem-inducing charisma, mischievous humor, and instantly recognizable pinch-harmonic driven blues based histrionic guitar shredding have made him the world’s most beloved American Guitar Hero.

Keeping up with his road dog reputation Wylde has accumulated over the decades, he is treating 2016 no differently. Having just wrapped up a successful run on the The Hendrix Experience Tour featuring some of the biggest names in Rock N Roll celebrating the legacy of Jimi Hendrix. Wylde has wasted no time in announcing his participation in the 2016 Generation Axe Tour featuring Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen, Nuno Bettencourt and Tosin Abasi.

Monday, 28 March 2016

Victor Love Releases New Solo Album 'Technomancy' On Metropolis Records



Rome, Italy - Mastermind of Electro-Rock/Cyberpunk band Dope Stars Inc, Victor Love, has announced the release of his first solo album titled Technomancy on Metropolis Records.

Technomancy, due out May 6th, features collaborations with such artists as KMFDM, Deathstars, Army of the Universe, Spiritual Front, and many more. Artwork for Technomancy was done by world renowned pixel artist Valenberg.

"Bitchcraft" will be available as a digital single April 15th, and includes remixes by Deathstars, Cyanotic, Aesthetic Perfection, Chant, Army Of The Universe, Andy Selway (KMFDM), Latexxx Teens, and Obszön Geschöpf.

Click here to pre-order Technomancy

Technomancy track listing

01. Bitchcraft (feat. KMFDM) 02. Irrationality (feat. Spiritual Front) 03. Cocaine (feat. Deflore) 04. Surrenders (feat. Deathstars) 05. Machine Gun (feat. Army Of The Universe) 06. The New System (feat. Aborym) 07. I Curse You (feat. Zu) 08. Blind Or Dead (feat. The Enigma TNG) 09. Can’t You Remember (feat. Hate Inc.) 10. Black Dreams (feat.ORAX)

About Victor Love

Victor Love is the mastermind behind long running industrial-cyberpunk-rock and rollers Dope Stars Inc. Outside of his work with that project, Victor Love is a prolific artist, producer, and musician having also released music with the orchestral/anthemic/industrial crossover project Epochate and the electronic-post-industrial side project Hacking The Wave, remixed such artists as KMFDM, Deathstars, Suicide Commando, 3TEETH, Funker Vogt, Mortiis, L'ame Immortelle, ASP and Emilie Autumn, and had music on the soundtracks for 3 movies of the SAW series.

With his new eponymous solo project, Victor Love explores various aspects on his musical range and experiences, creating a sound that is a crossover of industrial and dark electro, healthy doses of cyberpunk, cryptowave, distorted beats, obscure leads, and synth guitars.

DOPE Announces Dates For "Die Mother Fucker Die" Reunion Tour



TOUR DATES:

09/13 - San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge 09/14 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre 09/15 - Vancouver, BC @ The Rickshaw 09/16 - Pasco, WA @ La Tropicana 09/17 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven 09/18 - Spokane, WA @ The Palomino 09/19 - Idaho Falls, ID @ The Falls Venue 09/20 - Denver, CO @ Herman's Hideaway 09/21 - Colorado Springs, CO @ Sunshine Studios 09/22 - Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground 09/23 - St Louis, MO @ The Ready Room 09/24 - Minneapolis, MN @ The Cabooze 09/25 - Des Moines, IA @ Val Air Ballroom 09/26 - TBA 09/27 - Waterloo, IA @ The Reverb 09/28 - Stevens Point, WI @ Live On Main 09/29 - Chippewa Falls, WI @ Every Buddy's 09/30 - Battle Creek, MI @ Music Factory 10/01 - Flint, MI @ Machine Shop 10/02 - TBA 10/03 - Toledo, OH @ Realm 10/04 - Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall 10/05 - Cleveland, OH @ The Agora 10/06 - Columbus, OH @ Park Street Tavern 10/07 - Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club 10/08 - Stroudsburg, PA @ Sherman Theater 10/09 - Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall 10/10 - Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Dees 10/11 - Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks 10/12 - TBA 10/13 - Amityville, NY @ Revolution 10/14 - TBA 10/15 - Baltimore, MD @ Fish Head Cantina 10/16 - TBA 10/17 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade 10/18 - TBA 10/19 - Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog Bar 10/20 - Houston, TX @ Scout Bar 10/21 - Dallas, TX @ Trees 10/22 - Merriam, KS @ Aftershock 10/23 - Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th St. Collective 10/24 - TBA 10/25 - Gallup, NM @ The Juggernaut 10/26 - Phoenix, AZ @ Club Red 10/27 - San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick 10/28 - Las Vegas, NV @ Counts Vamp'd 10/29 - Anaheim, CA @ The Grove 10/30 - W. Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky

Dope's ultimate goal through their ongoing crowdfunding campaign is to take the reunion tour around the entire globe in 2016.

"The United Kingdom, Europe, Asia, and Australia are all part of the plan" says Edsel Dope. "We are all stoked with the insane amount of enthusiasm from fans asking us to bring this lineup around the world"

Dope has put together some awesome, exclusive merch packages for the campaign, and everyone who participates will be recognized by having their name featured in the liner notes..

"We are all really excited about this tour!" says Edsel Dope.."It's been a long time since Dope has done a full USA tour….The fact that we are able to do this with the Die Mother Fucker Die Reunion lineup makes it that much sweeter and more fun for all involved. We are gonna play the longest sets of the band's career…20 plus song sets every night. Several songs from each of our 6 albums, including brand new tracks from the upcoming studio album Blood Money. Which is due out later this year via E1 Entertainment…"

In addition to the live album, the band plans to film the entire tour, with the intention of creating Dope's first ever "Live DVD". The DVD will also include tons of classic backstage footage, unreleased music videos, as well as various, never before seen clips spanning the bands entire career.

"If you are a fan of the band Dope, this is one that you don't way to miss… Who knows when the 4 of us will all be able to do this together again…"

"In addition, we have selected a sick band for our direct support slot"… Due to contractional reasons, support for the Die Mother Fucker Die Reunion tour will be announced at a later date.." Edsel Dope assures fans that they will be very happy with the tour package; it's a pairing that Edsel says is " long over due "…

"These will be the only USA DOPE shows of 2016.."

The live album will ship in June and is exclusively available at: www.dopereunion.com

The album will not be available on iTunes or in retail stores.

Saturday, 26 March 2016

Anna of the North releases new single "Baby"



Photo credit: Magnus Nordstrand

Epic, swooning and ethereal, Oslo based artist Anna of the North premiered her new single, "Baby," streaming exclusively on Noisey.

The track is the highly anticipated follow up to previous releases, "The Dreamer" and "Sway," which were streamed over 21 million times, and caught the attention from tastemakers like Fader, NYLON, Pigeons and Planes, and rose to number three in the Hype Machine charts. "Sway" also garnered an official remix from certified hit makers, The Chainsmokers.

Anna of the North is the first artist signed to New York based label, Honeymoon, and will be touring as direct support for Kygo across Europe.



Upcoming tour dates w/ Kygo:

3/26 Amsterdam, NL 3.27 Amsterdam, NL 3/29 Cologne, DE 3/30 Antwerp, BE 4/1 Esch Alzette, DE 4/4 Zurich, CH 4/5 Milan, IT 4/7 Vienna, AT 4/8 Munich, DE

4/9 Prague, CZ 4/10 Berlin, DE 4/12 Paris, FR 4/14 Madrid, ES 4/16, Lisbon, PT 4/20 Glasgow, GB 4/21 Manchester, UK 4/22 London, UK 4/23 London, UK

One Man Boycott Finish ‘Counting The Seconds’:South West Pop Rockers Debut Album Out Now



The 25th March 2016 marks the release of pop rock quartet One Man Boycott’s debut album, ‘Counting The Seconds’, via Super Sick Records. Originally the brainchild of vocalist Joe Brewer’s solo project, according to the man himself, the band marks a fresh start: “It was, and still is, me trying to escape from the real world around me, my ‘boycott’ of ‘normal’ expectations I guess”. Completed by guitarist Lewis Chappell, drummer Frank Rawle and bassist Tom Hitchins, One Man Boycott pen the kind of energetic, instantly infectious pop rock nuggets that instantly instil a hankering for long sun-soaked days with good friends. Positively soaked in youthful exuberance, Counting The Seconds evokes pop rock’s halcyon days, where the stables of Drive Thru Records and Fuelled By Ramen saw gem after gem race out the gate with pop hearts unashamedly on sleeves, swinging songwriting savvy like a deadly weapon.

With crisp production from Romesh Dodangoda (Kids In Glass Houses, Funeral For A Friend, Decade), Counting The Seconds is as accomplished as debut albums get, One Man Boycott confidently presiding over their arsenal of slick, effortless vocals (Brewer commands an impressive 4 octave range), punchy guitars and driving drums. “For us, Romesh’s production stands clear of other producers in this country and in our genre as a whole,” opines Brewer; “His experience in rock, also the more pop side of that sound and honestly, a gut feeling that this was the guy to work with on this release. We werent’s wrong! To be able to have this album coming out at such a high quality is a big step up for all of us, we are all very proud of it.”

“Over the course of this album my lyrics actually touched on a surprisingly wide range of topics,” say Brewer, the frontman citing such inspirations as Addiction, Frustration, Love, Hope, Death, Cancer, Loss, Egos, Kidnap, Murder, Relationships, Friendship and, erm, Bristol. He concludes, “The name Counting The Seconds is part of a lyric in the last track on the album, As You Wish: “and I’m counting the seconds, ‘til you believe me”. It refers to the anticipation we’ve all felt in the run up to sharing this album with everyone, we can’t wait.” Luckily, their wait is over.

One Man Boycott’s ‘Counting The Seconds’ Tracklisting: 1. Sunshine Pizza Friends | 2. If Only You’d Stay | 3. Fingers Crossed | 4. Monument To A Normal Guy | 5. Liar | 6. Short Like Summer | 7. Sick Of It All | 8. Stockholm Swing | 9. If I Survive | 10. As You Wish

One Man Boycott Live Dates: 25/03 GLT, Barnstaple - Hometown Album release show/after party | 1st April: Barfly, Camden | 30th April: The Cove Boutique, Barnstaple (acoustic)

GYPSY CHIEF GOLIATH: Canadian Stoner Metallers Premiere "Black Samurai" From Citizens Of Nowhere Album



Ontario-based stoner metal marauders, GYPSY CHIEF GOLIATH, end the week with the unfurling of a new single from their impending third album, Citizens Of Nowhere, set for release this April via Pitch Black Records. The track storms into the public arena through a premiere of the album's fourth track "Black Samurai" exclusive to PureGrainAudio.

Get cut up by GYPSY CHIEF GOLIATH's "Black Samurai" at PureGrainAudio RIGHT HERE.

Proudly (and rightly so) declaring their affection for that good old warm sound, GYPSY CHIEF GOLIATH has gone completely analogue on this one, recording on reel to reel tape at Sharktank Studios in Windsor, Ontario. Citizens Of Nowhere is the follow-up to GYPSY CHIEF GOLIATH's New Machines Of The Night (Pitch Black Records, 2013) which received numerous praises worldwide, including the #4 spot in Revolver Magazine's online readers poll for album of the week as well as charting #15 on the CMJ Loud Charts. Clocking in at just under an hour, Citizens Of Nowhere is an album that truly "reels" the listener in right from the start and the band's unique style of bluesy stoner rock/metal, which includes three guitars and a harmonica, is set to captivate audiences once again. The album includes eleven tracks, with a cover of the Sabbath classic "Killing Yourself To Live" as a CD bonus.

Citizens Of Nowhere is scheduled for release on April 15th on CD and digital download.

AVATAR DEBUT OFFICIAL RADIO SINGLE "THE EAGLE HAS LANDED"



AVATAR have released the first official radio single off their forthcoming LP today exclusively via Revolvermag.com. "You've heard Owl's hunting hymn. Now it's time for Eagle's mission statement," says lead vocalist Johannes Eckerström. "Just as he crashes into the world of his adversary, we will come crashing into your lives, screaming at the top of our lungs."

"We're still very early in the story and without giving away too much, I can say that things are about to change rapidly."

"The riff is a towel, the melody is water and y'all are about to get boarded. Have fun!"

AVATAR will release their very first concept album titled Feathers & Flesh to be released on Friday, May 13, 2016 via Entertainment One (eOne) in North America and Canada and Another Century overseas. The new release will be the band's highly anticipated followup to Hail The Apocalypse released in 2014, which cracked the Billboard Top 200 for the first time in the band's career.

The aim is set higher, further and deeper than ever before for AVATAR. Not only is this concept album their most extensive work to date, showing the widest range of any of their albums, it also contains a story too extensive for any booklet, so they made a book. A fully illustrated 60 page, 109 verse poem hardcover book. The physical album pre order, book, and exclusive merchandise is available now.

AVATAR have released three instant gratification tracks thus far from Feathers & Flesh. "Regret," and "House of Eternal Hunt" were released simultaneously just last week. When fans pre order the album through iTunes, these tracks are available instantly. The band recently released their first song off the record in a very familiar way, a music video. "For The Swarm" can be seen exclusively on the band's website AVATARMETAL.COM. Directed by longtime collaborator and director Johan Carlén, the video pegs itself firmly into the upper echelon of stunning visual masterpieces the band has grown accustomed to producing.

With past works being buzzworthy videos like "Bloody Angel," "Hail The Apocalypse" and the 2015 Loudwire "Best Rock video of the year" video for "Vultures Fly," AVATAR continues to raise the bar for what bands are doing visually in the current state of hard rock and metal. "For The Swarm" is also available as an iTunes instant gratification track, meaning fans who pre order the album today will get the track as an instant download.

Feathers & Flesh was recorded in Germany, Finland and Sweden in December 2015 with producer extraordinaire Sylvia Massy (System of a Down, Tool, Red Hot Chili Peppers). “Avatar is an amazing band,” said Massy, adding, “The singer has the wild energy and charisma I love, and the players are relentless. The album we’re making is an epic. Each song powerfully stands on it’s own, but is only a piece of a larger story. This album is the project I’ve been dreaming about for years!”

The music is as always, rooted in the extreme, with plenty of melodic sensibility and a lust for experimentation. There is a love for intense double bass drumming, riffing and shredding of timeless dimensions alongside rough edges, slow grooves and epic storytelling for the ages. The idea is that as the band digs deeper, the fists will be held up higher. The end result is a modern metal album with all the ruthlessness and power one could ask for handled with a loving songwriter’s hand, inspired by The Beatles and Queen.

AVATAR have developed quite the reputation for touring the US harder than even some of their American counterparts. Most notably, the band has grown well known for their epic performances in the US festival market. After their memorable performance at Rock on the Range 2014, a first for the band, it shows no signs of stopping. AVATAR will return to Rock on the Range, Welcome to Rockville, Carolina Rebellion, Rocklahoma and River City Rockfest in 2016. They will also be performing at Download UK and Download Paris this summer.

Thursday, 24 March 2016

Electric Citizen stream 'Misery Keeper', UK tour with Orange Goblin



Electric Citizen, the Cincinnati-based four-piece already confirmed as main support on the forthcoming Wolfmother tour which takes place across Europe during April & May 2016 have announced further dates as special guests to Orange Goblin in October.

The band are also premiering the track 'Misery Keeper' with METAL HAMMER MAGAZINE now.

Check it out HERE.

'Misery Keeper is taken from the forthcoming album 'Higher Time' released, via the RidingEasy label on May 6th in Europe & May 13th in North America.

Like its predecessor, Higher Time was recorded at The Diamonds studio in Cincinnati by Brian Olive (The Greenhornes, Dan Auerbach, Dr. John, etc.), and in search of an even more expansive feel, Laura, Ross and Brian traveled to mix the album alongside Black Keys engineer Collin Dupuis at Easy Eye in Nashville, TN. The results speak for themselves. In Laura’s performance and in the multi-faceted approach of Ross alongside bassist Randy Proctor and drummer Nate Wagner, Electric Citizen branch out with stage-born assurance across a collection of definitive rock ‘n’ roll. It is a bold, complete sound that sacrifices nothing of the band’s on-stage energy and clearly demonstrates that while their progression has been quick, it’s been hard won the traditional way: They worked their collective ass off.

ORANGE GOBLIN 'THE SORTEST TOUR' OCTOBER 2016
plus Electric Citizen and Poseidon

30 Sept UK, Reading, Sub 89 01 Oct UK Sheffield, HRH Doom Vs Stoner Festival 02.Oct, Cardiff, The Globe 03 Oct, Southampton, Engine Rooms 04 Oct, Brighton, The Haunt

WOLFMOTHER 'GYPSY CARAVAN' EUROPEAN TOUR
APRIL / MAY 2015 plus Electric Citizen

08-Apr Ireland, Dublin, Olympia Theatre ​ 09-Apr UK, Manchester, Academy 10-Apr UK, Newcastle, O2 Academy 12-Apr UK, Glasgow, O2 Academy 13-Apr UK, Leeds, O2 Academy 14-Apr UK, Nottingham, Rock City 16-Apr UK, Birmingham, O2 Academy 17-Apr UK, Bristol, O2 Academy 18-Apr UK, Southampton, Guildhall 20-Apr UK, London, O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire 22-Apr Germany, Cologne, Palladium 23-Apr Germany, Weisbaden, Schlachtof 25-Apr France, Paris, le Trianon 26-Apr Holland, Amsterdam, Paradiso 27-Apr Belgium, Brussels, AB 29-Apr Holland, Groningen, Oosterpoort 30-Apr Holland, Tilburg, 013​ 01-May Germany, Hamburg, Gross Freiheit 02-May Germany, Berlin, Columbiahalle 04-May Denmark, Copenhagen, Vega 05-May Norway, Oslo, Rockefeller 08-May Italy, Milan, Alcatraz 09-May Switzerland, Zurich, Volkshaus 10-May Germany, Munich, Kesselhaus 11-May Austria, Vienna Arena 13-May Spain, Barcelona, Apolo 1

HELHORSE UNVEIL NEW VIDEO FOR ‘HELL OF A RIDE’ – LEAD SINGLE FROM NEW SELF-TITLED ALBUM, SET FOR RELEASE VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS ON MAY 13th



As we approach the May 13th release of the anxiously awaited new album from Denmark's fiercest purveyors of sludgy rock, HELHORSE, the band proudly unveils their new video for pulse-pounding lead track, "Hell of a Ride".

Produced and edited by Plastickid, shot by Theis Mortensen and staged in a simple setting, the video shows that, really, sometimes all you need to make a point is a band in peak form (“sounding like the bastard child of Black Sabbath and Thin Lizzy”), plus a bunch of rowdy friends. Simply, the song fully lives up to its title, bursting at the seams with ominous, explosive energy, and leaving the listener / viewer with the overriding urge to break something. Anything.

Join the party and bring the house down with HELHORSE’s gargantuan riff monster "Hell of a Ride"; watch the video RIGHT HERE:



With their raw, unholy mix of dirty metal, punk and classic rock, HELHORSE have positioned themselves on the Nordic rock/metal stage as a serious force to be reckoned with. With two critically acclaimed albums under their belt, the Copenhageners take the next bold step forward with “Helhorse”.

Overseen by noted US producer Michael Beinhorn, this the Danes’ 3rd album will be released worldwide in May through Spinefarm Records on CD, LP and all digital platforms.

Tracklist for HELHORSE’s “Helhorse”:

01. Carry Your Own 02. Among The Wolves 03. Fortune Favours The Bold 04. I 05. The Blood Boiler 06. Hell Of A Ride 07. II 08. Raise The Black Flag 09. III 10. My Haven / Your Hell 11. No Fucks Given

Line-up:

Mikkel Wad Larsen – Vocals Aske Kristiansen – Vocals Stephan Krabsen – Guitars Jakob Møgelvang – Guitars Theis Thorgersen – Bass Jesper Bergstedt – Drums

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

BLACK FOXXES reveal the first single/video for 'Husk', taken from upcoming album



The first track to be taken from the band’s forthcoming debut album due out later this year. Black Foxxes have already toured with Lower Than Atlantis, Mooseblood, as well as a heart-stopping performance at Reading & Leeds Festival. They will shortly be supporting Nothing But Thieves on their UK tour.

Their initial self-released EP gained many plaudits including spins at Radio 1 from Jen & Ally, Daniel P Carter, and Phil Taggart. The sound is raw, emotional and delivered with an infectious passion that makes this band stand out in a sea of beige, with a nod to Brand New, Jeff Buckley, early Radiohead & Neil Young’s Crazy Horse.

In the spring of 2015 the band signed to Search & Destroy Records / UMG. They have completed recording of the debut album between London and their native Devon. It will be a highlight of 2016.

HUSK VIDEO DIRECTED BY DANIEL BROADLEY



LIVE DATES

Mar 31st – London – O2 Kentish Town Forum (w/Nothing But Thieves) Apr 1st – Birmingham – O2 Institute (w/Nothing But Thieves) Apr 9th – Bristol – Trinity Arts Centre (w/Nothing But Thieves) Apr 11th – Sheffield – The Leadmill (w/Nothing But Thieves) Apr 12th – Newcastle – Riverside (w/Nothing But Thieves) Apr 14th – Manchester – O2 Ritz (w/Nothing But Thieves) Apr 20th – Norwich – UEA (w/Nothing But Thieves) Apr 21st – Nottingham – Rescue Rooms (w/Nothing But Thieves) Apr 28th – London – Old Blue Last (Headline Show) May 3rd – Newcastle – Think Tank? (w/Milk Teeth) May 4th – Manchester – Sound control (w/Milk Teeth) May 5th – Nottingham – Bodega (w/Milk Teeth) May 6th – Tunbridge Wells – Forum (w/Milk Teeth) May 7th – Birmingham – Rainbow (w/Milk Teeth) May 9th – Bristol – Louisiana (w/Milk Teeth) May 10th – Exeter – Cavern (w/Milk Teeth) May 11th – Cardiff – Clwb Ifor Bach (w/Milk Teeth) May 12th - London – Barfly (w/Milk Teeth) May 14th – Southampton – Joiners (w/Milk Teeth) May 21st – Brighton – The Great Escape Festival June 4th – London – Camden Rocks Festival June 12th – Donnington – Download Festival Jul 8th – Cheltenham – 2000 Trees Festival

Young Guns announce US tour dates appearing on Vans Warped Tour this Summer



Photo by @brendandphoto

After a year spent touring back and forth between the United Kingdom and United States, Young Guns kept busy in 2015, playing to packed out venues worldwide and touring with acts like Three Days Grace, Black Stone Cherry and Breaking Benjamin - not to mention doing the rounds on the US festival circuit, appearing at Rock On The Range, Carolina Rebellion and more.

Today, the band are pleased to announce they will make their return to the States this Summer, appearing on the Vans Warped Tour. Starting off in Dallas and appearing on all 40 dates across the country, the UK boys are excited to bring their electric live show back to fans - you might even hear a new song or two.

Having emerged as one of the UK's most electrifying new bands in the last few years, Young Guns have garnered heavy radio play and both US and UK chart success, attracting critical acclaim from esteemed tastemakers in their home country, like Kerrang and BBC Radio 1, while drawing attention from US outlets like Alternative Press, Billboard, Entertainment Weekly, Red Bull and more.

Vans Warped Tour Dates:

6/24/2016 - Dallas, TX 6/25/2016 - San Antonio, TX 6/26/2016 - Houston, TX 6/27/2016 - New Orleans, LA 6/29/2016 - Nashville, TN 6/30/2016 - Atlanta, GA 7/1/2016 - St. Petersburg, FL 7/2/2016 - Orlando, FL 7/3/2016 - West Palm Beach, FL 7/5/2016 - Charlotte, NC 7/6/2016 - Virginia Beach, VA 7/7/2016 - Syracuse, NY 7/8/2016 - Philadelphia, PA 7/9/2016 - New York, NY 7/10/2016 - Hartford, CT 7/11/2016 - Scranton, PA 7/13/2016 - Boston, MA 7/14/2016 - Buffalo, NY 7/15/2016 - Pittsburgh, PA 7/16/2016 - Columbia, MD 7/17/2016 - Holmdel, NJ 7/19/2016 - Indianapolis, IN 7/20/2016 - Cleveland, OH 7/21/2016 - Cinicinnati, OH 7/22/2016 - Detroit, MI 7/23/2016 - Chicago, IL 7/24/2016 - Minneapolis, MN 7/26/2016 - Milwaukee, WI 7/27/2016 - St. Louis, MO 7/28/2016 - Kansas City, KS 7/30/2016 - Salt Lake City, UT 7/31/2016 - Denver, CO 8/1/2016 - Albuquerque, NM 8/2/2016 - Phoenix, AZ 8/5/2016 - San Diego, CA 8/6/2016 - San Francisco, CA 8/7/2016 - Los Angeles, CA 8/9/2016 - Las Vegas, NV 8/11/2016 - Boise, ID 8/12/2016 - Seattle,WA 8/13/2016 - Portland, OR

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

POYNTE Release "Take Control" Video & Tour



Atlanta-based rockers POYNTE (Pronounced Point) have released a music video shot entirely in 4k for their track, "Take Control". The track is the 2nd single from their debut full-length album 'Discreet Enemy', which is now available on iTunes. The video, which originally premiered with REVOLVER Magazine, was directed by Andrew Burn (Almost Kings/DJ Holiday/Avenue Of The Giants).



POYNTE are also proud to announce a month-long tour with headliners Screaming For Silence and their bearded brethren in Guns Out At Sundown.

POYNTE is riding an incredible wave of independent success onto a tour that features 2015 Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands Rock on the Range winners, Screaming For Silence. The tour will see POYNTE hitting the Midwest and the East Coast with 2015 tour mates Guns Out At Sundown. Both POYNTE and Guns Out At Sundown were on tour with Trapt and Sons of Texas in 2015. They forged a great musical relationship and both bands knew immediately that a tour together was someday inevitable.

POYNTE 2016 Take Control Tour:

(POYNTE and Guns Out At Sundown only 3/29-3/31 & 4/30)

3/29 - Atlanta, GA - Smith's Olde Bar 3/30 - Columbus, GA - Soho Bar & Grill 3/31 - Clarksville, TN - The Warehouse 4/7 - Waterloo, IA - Spicoli's 4/8 - Algona, IA - Afterlife 4/9 - Sioux City, IA - The Chesterfield 4/12 - Indianapolis, IN - 5th Quarter Lounge 4/14 - Battle Creek, MI - The Music Factory 4/15 - Warren, MI - The Ritz 4/16 - Akron, OH - The Empire 4/17 - Marietta, OH - Adelphia Music Hall 4/19 - Morgantown, WV - TBA 4/21 - Syracuse, NY - TBA 4/22 - Cranston, RI - 1150 Oak Bar 4/25 - Teaneck, NJ - Mexicali Live 4/27 - Baltimore, MD - Angel's Rock Bar 4/28 - Richmond, VA - Canal Club 4/29 - Fayetteville, NC - Drunk Horse Pub 4/30 - Tera Alta, WV - Shorthorn's Saloon

BOY JUMPS SHIP REVEAL NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO + TOUR WITH PATENT PENDING



British four-piece BOY JUMPS SHIP have debuted the video for ‘Lost & Found’. The track is the second single to be taken from the band’s forthcoming first full-length ‘Wake Up’, which is due for release via AMAZING RECORD CO on April 22nd.

Check out the video here:



"Our second single ‘Lost & Found’ is one of my favourite songs from the album and has been working great live. We nicknamed it 'Party Song' before it was given a name as it just makes you want to dance and jump up and down" – Si Todd

"We are really excited about the video for our new single Lost & Found. We went down to Manchester to shoot it, the location was really cool and had a real gritty feel to it, we love that. The song is really energetic and we felt it was really important that the video captured that energy and the spirit of the song overall, it certainly does that and we can't wait for people to see it." - Gav Gates

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.

‘Wake Up’ is released via AMAZING RECORD CO on 22nd April.

BOY JUMPS SHIP (supporting PATENT PENDING)

Mon 4th April Brighton The Haunt Tues 5th April Bristol Marble Factory Wed 6th April Norwich Waterfront Studio Thurs 7th April Sheffield Corporation Fri 8th April Liverpool O2 Academy Sat 9th April Newcastle O2 Academy 2 Sun 10th April Glasgow Classic Grand Tues 12th April Nottingham Rescue Rooms Wed 13th April Leeds Key Club Thurs 14th April Birmingham O2 Academy 2 Friday 15th April York The Duchess Sat 16th April Manchester Club Academy Sun 17th April Milton Keynes Craufurd Arms Mon 18th April London The Garage Tues 19th April Southampton Joiners

BOY JUMPS SHIP Headline Dates

Sun 1st May York Fibbers Mon 2nd May Liverpool Arts Club Tues 3rd May Glasgow Stereo Wed 4th May Manchester Gullivers Thurs 5th May Birmingham Academy 3 Sat 7th May Tunbridge Wells Forum Sun 8th May St. Albans Horn Mon 9th May Southampton Joiners Tues 10th May London Barfly The band will also play a one-off special launch gig in their home town on 23rd April at Newcastle’s O2 Academy 2.

AL JOURGENSEN discusses making music without his Ministry comrades



MINISTRY main man Al Jourgensen's new project, SURGICAL METH MACHINE, inked a deal with Nuclear Blast Records for their debut album recently. The self-titled offering, which was recorded primarily at Jourgensen's home studio in Burbank, California with his longtime engineer Sam D'Ambruoso, will be released on April 15th worldwide. In support of the forthcoming album, Al has recorded a series of album trailers, with the third one being posted online today. Watch as he discusses the drumming on the new album, working on music without his Ministry comrades and more:



Listen to new track, 'Tragic Alert':



Al commented: "I hope you enjoy this soundtrack to the New World Order...you should, y'all helped create it!"

Pre-order Surgical Meth Machine on Limited Edition Neon Pink Vinyl exclusively from the Nuclear Blast UK store HERE

The track list for 'Surgical Meth Machine' racks up as follows:

01. I'm Sensitive 02. Tragic Alert 03. I Want More 04. Rich People Problems 05. I Don't Wanna 06. Smash And Grab 07. Unlistenable 08. Gates Of Steel 09. Spudnik 10. Just Go Home 11. Just Keep Going 12. I'm Invisible

In an October 2015 interview with In The Loop magazine, Jourgensen stated about how the idea for SURGICAL METH MACHINE came about: "You know, [guitarist] Mikey [Scaccia] died a couple of years ago, from MINISTRY, and I just figured, like, nah, it's time to quit. I don't want to have John Bonham's kid playing drums for us and having replacement parts forever; that's just not my scene. So I just figured, 'All right, let's stop this. Let's do some other stuff.' And not only that. I found that it was really unburdensome to not have the MINISTRY moniker or expectations and just do something like whatever the fuck we want. I mean, the band's name is SURGICAL METH MACHINE. It's not like we're gonna be on Top 40 radio and on 'The Voice' and 'American Idol'. [Laughs]"

He continued: "I understand it's not a real commercial project for us, it's not gonna put bank in my wallet, but it was a lot of fun to do, in that sense — of just not having the constraints of the expectations of what you've done for twenty years. So this is… It's kind of new stuff. It's pretty cool. It sounds like kind of MINISTRY, but it's a different level. It's like I literally just put my foot on the gas pedal for this record."

ccording to Jourgensen, the sound of SURGICAL METH MACHINE's debut release leans heavily on the aggressive side, but fans can also expect to hear a few surprises. "There's a couple of real poppy things on there, which brings me full circle, because, literally, I don't give a fuck anymore", he said. "So I'm actually almost acknowledging that first horrible pop record I did in 1983. I'm crooning on some songs, I've got some pop songs on there, and then there's just brutal assault for the rest of it. It's a very dichotomous record, but it's me, and I'm acknowledging everything that's been me through, like, the last 35 years. Let's just throw my balls on the table and hope somebody doesn't have a meat cleaver running."

Lizzy Borden signs solo artist deal with Metal Blade Records worldwide



Photo credit: Stephanie Cabral

Lizzy Borden has spent over three decades creating some of the most theatrical metal in existence, releasing classics such as Love You to Pieces (1985) and Master of Disguise (1989), while obliterating audiences worldwide with a stage show that rivals that of Marilyn Manson and Alice Cooper. For his efforts, he has become nothing short of a metal icon. Now, to take the next step in furthering his career, Lizzy Borden has signed a worldwide solo artist deal with Metal Blade Records - the label that helped to launch him to commercial success over 30 years ago. Ready to once again captivate both veteran and adolescent metal fans alike, Lizzy Borden plans to release a new album in 2016 and tour the world in support of it, with a reinvigorated band backing him up.

Lizzy Borden comments:

"I am extremely happy to re-sign with the same label we started with all those years ago (Metal Blade Records). I'm excited to be working with Brian Slagel and all the Metal Blade family again. It's been my home for all six of our (full-length) studio albums - with the new record being the seventh, and the start of a new series of albums to come. My focus for the last several years has been performing live and exposing my brand of American metal to countries all over the world. Now I feel is the right time to step back and push the re-start button. Time to get back to the art of creating new music. Touring around the world and having new fans discover Lizzy Borden for the first time has been rejuvenating, and so a new album seems like the perfect way to bridge the past with the future. I will take this part of my journey and these next series of albums as a solo artist, as I have for some of the past LB records and tours. I look forward to working with many different established musicians and friends, as well as some undiscovered talent like we have been lucky enough to unearth in the past. To all of our fans that have followed Lizzy Borden from the beginning and all the new younger fans who have just discovered us, I hope you will come along with me for this next chapter. I am inspired, excited and ready to begin again. @realLizzyborden"

Stay tuned for more news about Lizzy Borden coming soon!

Monday, 21 March 2016

Photos: Amorphis at Button Factory Dublin. 20 March 2016





Photos (c) Dani Kammler

PURSON - NEW ALBUM, ‘DESIRE’S MAGIC THEATRE’, DUE FOR RELEASE ON APRIL 29TH 2016 13-DATE UK HEADLINE TOUR CONFIRMED



Purson welcomes you to Desire’s Magic Theatre… a technicolour trip through the mind’s eye of songstress / vocalist / guitarist Rosalie Cunningham, whose signature approach to her craft stands boldly centre- stage, blending progressive dexterity and cabaret romp into a compelling, multi-faceted rock ‘n’ roll show.

Desire’s Magic Theatre draws inspiration from the rock operas of the late sixties and early seventies; musically, visually and lyrically, it touches on a variety of realms, including folk, prog, psychedelic, gothic & classic rock, making telling use of classical instruments and complex arrangements, and fully exploring the outer limits of reel to reel tape.

Says Cunningham: “Desire’s Magic Theatre has turned out to be everything I’d imagined and more! My world has been so consumed by it that I’ve barely been able to reflect on what it has become: a technicolour variety show, a playful display of the musical whims only briefly hinted at in our previous work; a psychedelic rock opera dedicated to our good friends Sarge Pepper and Zig Stardust.”

Purson – Cunningham, George Hudson (guitars), Samuel Robinson (keyboards), Justin Smith (bass), Raphael Mura (drums) – have recently returned from a six-week tour of North America Special Guesting with Ghost, following on from a stint on the Kiss Kruise IV plus a sold-out Los Angeles debut at the notorious Viper Room.

Desire’s Magic Theatre is set for release on April 29th 2016 under the Spinefarm / Machine Elf banner, supported by a headline UK tour plus selected European shows; summer festivals and visits to Australia and Japan will follow.

UK HEADLINE TOUR DATES

MARCH

WED 09 BRISTOL, THE LOUISIANA THU 10 NOTTINGHAM, ROCK CITY FRI 11 NORWICH, WATERFRONT STUDIO SAT 12 MILTON KEYNES, THE CRAUFURD ARMS WED 16 LONDON, 100 CLUB THU 24 EXETER, THE CAVERN CLUB FRI 25 PLYMOUTH, THE JUNCTION SAT 26 SOUTHAMPTON, JOINERS SUN 27 BRIGHTON, THE HOPE & RUIN WED 30 BIRMINGHAM, THE SUNFLOWER LOUNGE THU 31 MANCHESTER, NIGHT & DAY

APRIL

FRI 01 GLASGOW, AUDIO SAT 02 LEEDS, THE BRUDENELL

Saturday, 19 March 2016

Space Elevator - New Album Details Posted



UK rockers SPACE ELEVATOR, fronted by the mysterious singer 'The Duchess' release their new self-titled album on CD and Vinyl, due out on May 13, 2016 via SE Productions/Cargo Records.

Produced by David Young/The Duchess/Adam Vanryne. Engineered by Adam Vanryne. Recorded at Mike Moran Music Buckinghamshire, England.

Track listing:

1. Elevator 2. We Are The Losers 3. I Will Find You (Gallifrey Dreams) 4. Ordinary Day 5. Little White Lies 6. Loneliness of Love 7. More Than Enough (Side 2 on vinyl) 8. Really Don’t Care 9. Oils and Bubbles 10. We Can Fly 11. Move On

The band just released Thin Lizzy's "Don't Believe A Word", performed by SPACE ELEVATOR. All download profits to www.actiononaddiction.org.uk (Patron HRH The Duchess of Cambridge):



The album features brand new songs in a re‑incarnation and updated version of the Classic Rock era. Singles released, including the love song to Dr Who and a number of live performances, have helped establish British rock band SPACE ELEVATOR on the UK rock scene. The band is keen for music lovers to experience the album in the way it was written as a complete set of songs and not just a collection of individual singles. Lead guitarist David Young says “it is very flattering to have our songs, likened to the music of Queen, Kate Bush, Genesis and Fleetwood Mac”.

Live gigs are where the mysterious The Duchess comes into her own and displays her amazing vocal range. With brilliantly crafted songs featuring screaming guitar solos and theatrical vocals over a powerhouse rhythm section, SPACE ELEVATOR are the new band to catch live this year!

SPACE ELEVATOR are:

The Duchess - Vocals David Young - Guitar Brian Greene - Drums Chas Maguire - Bass

Debut album line-up:

The Duchess - Vocals David Young - Guitar Brian Greene - Drums Neil Murray - Bass (Whitesnake, Black Sabbath, Brian May Band) Elliott Ware - Keyboards

Tour dates:

Apr 14 Hard Rock Café Cologne, DE Apr 16 Ahab’s Club Cuxhaven, DE Jun 23 Home House, Marble Arch London (members only), UK Jun 25 Rock Bottom Festival Marlow, Bucks, UK Jun 30 Asteroid Day Galmorgan Cricket Ground, Wales, UK Jul 30 The Old Courthouse, Wigan, UK Aug 05 Chalgrove Rock festival, Oxfordshire, UK Aug 07 Cambridge Rock Festival, UK Aug 27 Rhythm ‘n booze festival headline Wiltshire, UK Sep 02 Bunkfest headline Wallingford, UK

September 'Out of this World Tour' joint headline with Cats in Space:

Sep 21 Tivoli Theatre Wimborne, UK Sep 22 Chesterfield, UK Sep 23 Manchester Academy, UK Sep 24 Glasgow G2, UK Sep 25 Stourbridge River Rooms, UK Sep 29 Harlequin Theatre Redhill, UK Sep 30 Arts4every1 High Wycombe, UK

VAMPIRES EVERYWHERE Debuts Exclusive Album Stream with Revolver



Los Angeles, CA - March 18, 2016 marks the release of VAMPIRES EVERYWHERE’s highly-anticipated new album, ‘Ritual,’ and fans can head over to Revolver to stream the album in its entirety

Listen to ‘Ritual’ in full HERE

Serving as the follow up to 2012’s ‘Hellbound and Heartless,’ ‘Ritual’ was produced by Matt Good [From First To Last, DRUGS], and mixed by David Bendeth [Bring Me The Horizon, Paramore]. The band just released a music video for their seductive single, “Perfect Lie,” and the album is available via iTunes.



VAMPIRES EVERYWHERE is currently on their headlining North American run, “The Ritual Tour,” which will be followed by a slot on the upcoming “Make America Hate Again” tour alongside Filter and Orgy. A full list of dates can be seen below.

“The Ritual Tour” Headlining Dates
w/ Sycamour, Chasing Safety, Brightwell

3/18 - Derry, NH - UVH (#) 3/19 - Harrisburg, PA - The Champ (#) 3/21 - Spartanburg, SC - Ground Zero (#) 3/22 - Orlando, FL - Backbooth (#) 3/23 - Tallahassee, FL - 926 Lounge (#) 3/24 - Statesboro, GA - Bigshows Burgers (#) 3/25 - Pensacola, FL - Handlebar (#) 3/26 - Shreveport, LA - H & H Lounge (#) 3/29 - Roswell, NM - The Unity Center (#)

# indicates Vampires Everywhere, Sycamour, Chasing Safety

“Make America Hate Again” Tour Dates
w/ Filter, Orgy, Death Valley High

4/13 - San Francisco, CA - Slim’s 4/15- Portland, OR - Dante’s 4/16 - Vancouver, AB - Venue 4/17 - Seattle, WA - Studio Seven 4/20 - Minneapolis, MN - Mill City Nights 4/21 - Arlington Heights, IL - Home Bar 4/22 - Cleveland, OH - Agora 4/23 - Pontiac, MI - The Crofoot 4/24 - Toronto, ON - Opera House 4/26 - Philadelphia, PA - The TLA 4/27 - Boston, MA - The Middle East 4/28 - Amityville, NY - Revolution Music Hall 4/29 - Virginia Beach, VA - Shaka’s (*) 5/1 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade Hall 5/3 - New York, NY - Gramercy Theater 5/4 - Washington, DC - Howard Theater 5/5 - Knoxville, TN - The International 5/7 - Athens, GA - Georgia Theater 5/8 - Nashville, TN - Exit/In 5/10 - Houston, TX - House of Blues 5/11 - San Antonio, TX - The Aztec Theater 5/12 - Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey 5/13 - Tulsa, OK - Cain’s Ballroom 5/14 - Omaha, NE - Bourbon Theatre 5/15 - Denver, CO - Herman’s Hideaway 5/17 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee 5/18 - Las Vegas, NV - Brooklyn Bowl 5/19 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues 5/20 - Pomona, CA - The Glasshouse 5/21 - Los Angeles, CA - The Roxy

* indicates Filter, Vampires Everywhere, Death Valley High only



‘Ritual’

1. Intro 2. Black Betty 3. Perfect Lie 4. Interlude 5. The Ghost Inside My Head 6. Take Me To Church (ft. Alex Koehler of Chelsea Grin) 7. The Demon Inside Me 8. Violent World 9. 9 Lives 10. American Nightmare 11. Truth In You

srcvinyl Reissuing Blink 182 Deluxe Edition Vinyl - 'Self-Titled' LP



Now Available For-Pre-Order; All Titles Shipping April 28

srcvinyl is giving the Blink 182 catalog the full SRCHIFI treatment with limited edition audiophile-level vinyl pressing and premium packaging. These deluxe vinyl editions include Enema of the State, Blink 182, Dude Ranch and The Mark Tom and Travis Show. All four titles were mastered for vinyl by Kevin Gray (Coherent Audio) and pressed at RTI on a limited edition, 180 gram, audiophile virgin vinyl.

Blink 182’s Self-Titled LP is available for pre order now here and will be released on April 28, along with the other three titles.

The album will be housed in a thick 24 pt gatefold jacket with a matte and spot UV finish and includes center labels unique to this pressing. The deluxe edition of Blink 182 includes a 12 page booklet featuring lyrics and expanded artwork.

Pre-orders are also available for The Mark, Tom and Travis Show, and Dude Ranch. Enema Of The State is currently sold out.

Blink 182

Deluxe Edition

Audiophile 180 gram black virgin vinyl, pressed at RTI. Mastered for vinyl and lacquers created by Kevin Gray, Cohearent Audio

Expanded artwork throughout a 12 Page Booklet. Thick 24 pt Gatefold jackets with Matte Finish and spot UV. Center labels unique to this pressing. Limited numbered pressing.

Album Details

There comes a time in every punk's life where he or she has to grow up, or at least acknowledge that maturity is just around the corner. blink-182 put it off for as long as they could, but ten years into their career and two albums after their big breakthrough, 1999's Enema of the State, they decided to make a stab at being grown-ups for their eponymous sixth studio album. As with many self-titled albums, the trio uses this as an attempt to redefine itself, and they have considerably expanded both their sonic template and lyrical outlook on blink-182. They're still rooted in punk-pop, but even songs that stretch no further than that sound are a little darker, a little restless, reflecting the overall mood of the record. In shorthand, this is the record where blink-182 delve into post-punk, opting for some appealingly sullen moodiness, off-kilter hooks, lots of sonic textures, and even a duet with the Cure's Robert Smith. Since the trio is an inherently catchy group, this is a far cry from neo-post-punk groups like Interpol or even the dynamically hooky Hot Hot Heat, but there is a greater variety of sounds on blink-182 than on any of the trio's other albums, and the songwriting is similarly adventurous, alternating punchy, impassioned punk-pop with weirder, atmospheric pieces like "Down" and "I'm Lost Without You." If nothing on the album has the immediate impact of "All the Small Things" — though the opener, "Feeling This," comes close — and if, on the whole, blink-182 isn't as bracing or visceral as Dude Ranch or Enema, so be it: there's more to explore on this album than any of their other records. It's an unexpected and welcome maturation from a band that just an album ago seemed permanently stuck in juvenilia.

Tracklisting

SIDE A

Feeling This
Obvious
I Miss You
Violence


SIDE B

Stockholm Syndrome Interlude
Stockholm Syndrome
Down
The Fallen Interlude
Go
Asthenia

SIDE C

Always
Easy Target
All of This


SIDE D

Here's Your Letter
I'm Lost Without You
Not Now
The Mark, Tom and Travis Show

Pressing Details

Audiophile 180 gram black virgin vinyl, pressed at RTI. Mastered for vinyl and lacquers created by Kevin Gray, Cohearent Audio

Expanded artwork throughout a 16 Page Booklet. Thick 24 pt Gatefold jackets with Matte and Spot UV Finish. Center labels unique to this pressing.
Limited to 1,500 copies

Blink 182 – Dude Ranch LP
Release Date: March 31, 2016
Pressing Details

Audiophile 180 gram black virgin vinyl, pressed at RTI
Mastered for vinyl and lacquers created by Kevin Gray, Cohearent Audio. 22 x 11 insert and 3 Dude Ranch Postcards. Thick 24 pt Gatefold jackets with Matte Finish. Center labels unique to this pressing

Limited numbered pressing

Blink 182 – Enema of the State LP

SOLD OUT

Pressing Details

• Audiophile 180 gram black virgin vinyl, pressed at RTI
• Mastered for vinyl and lacquers created by Kevin Gray, Coherent Audio
• The "Ultimate Enema Guide" featuring expanded artwork throughout a 28 Page Booklet
• Thick 24 pt Gatefold jackets with Matte Finish
• Center labels unique to this pressing
• Limited numbered pressing


At the end of 2015 srcvinyl also released these Blink 182 titles on limited edition cassette tapes which can be purchased here:

Blink 182 - Enema of the State Cassette Tape
Blink 182 - Dude Ranch Cassette Tape
Blink 182 - Blink 182 Cassette Tape
Blink 182 - The Mark, Tom and Travis Show Cassette Tape

About srcvinyl: srcvinyl is a fast-growing online and brick & mortar retailer specializing in vinyl. Additionally, srcvinyl exclusively press major label titles on high quality, limited edition vinyl. The srcvinyl repertoire includes top selling albums from artists such as Blink-182, Jimmy Eat World, Silverchair, Quicksand as well as various soundtracks such as Forrest Gump, Clerks, Sopranos and More.

Friday, 18 March 2016

Blacklist Union Releases "Evil Eye" Music Video



March 18, 2016 - Los Angeles, California based Hard Rock band Blacklist Union have released a music video for their track "Evil Eye" from their latest album "Back To Momo" which is available for purchase now on iTunes. The video, which originally premiered with REVOLVER Magazine, was directed by Matt Zane (John 5, Wayne Static, Zakk Wylde, DMC, Orgy) of Lord Zane Productions.



This song is about the abuse I suffered from my mother as a kid and throughout my life and how I let it destroy me for many years. I just had to let it go and realize she is a sick woman who didn’t and still doesn’t know any better.

The video was extremely emotional for me. The part when my son acted as me when I was nine suffering abuse was so real and so life-like I actually cried a few times. Matt Zane [director] really brought it to life and I absolutely love the guy and love working with him. - Tony West

About Blacklist Union:

Now based in San Francisco, hard rockers Blacklist Union are back with their new single & video “Evil Eye”. This is the second release off their fourth CD entitled ‘Back To Momo’ which has been receiving massive airplay. Tony West and Todd Youth, two of rock n’ roll’s most controversial outlaws teamed together to write 13 blistering tracks for the CD. You are guaranteed inspiration with this brand of street rock with songs like “Alive N Well Smack in the Middle of Hell,” “Superjaded,” and “Evil Eye” which is a tale of abuse Tony suffered as a child from his mother & how that haunted his life until he finally just let it go.

Formed in 2004 by frontman Tony West, Blacklist Union released their debut ‘After The Mourning’ in April of 2006, which was met by critical acclaim all across the globe. From Memphis to Melbourne to Louisiana to London, Blacklist Union instantly made a mark throughout the rock n’ roll underground. Their follow-up in 2008 ‘Breakin’ Bread With The Devil’ with tracks including the title track, along with “Sixty-Five Steps Away” and “Wicked Love Song,” received the same amount of critical acclaim and put them on the map in the rock n’ roll world yet again. The band’s third full-length CD entitled, “Til Death Do Us Part” was released in 2012 and features amazing tracks including “Alabama Slammer” & “Diggin’ 4 Gold” was received yet again with the highest ratings and reviews in the press. Blacklist Union released their fourth CD, ‘Back to Momo,’ in July 2015, which has without a doubt has been received with as much or even more enthusiasm as their prior 3 releases & has certainly been exposing them to a larger audience around the world.

Blacklist Union have toured nationally receiving five star reviews from music industry magazines, fanzines, webzines, and has a continuously growing fan base both domestically and internationally. With all of their hard work and perseverance, Blacklist Union are a true rock n’ roll band that continuously push themselves to the limit in every aspect of their music. Singer/songwriter Tony West tackles real life situations that affect each and every one of us in one form or another. From character assassination, to name dropping, addictions, sexual innuendos, romance, friendships, birth, death and living on the edge of destruction is just a fraction of what is touched on in their music.

Blacklist Union previously worked with Doug Goldstein and When Pigs Fly Entertainment. The former Guns n’ Roses manager and now former Blacklist Union manager has said that ‘Back to Momo’ is “The best record that he’s heard since ‘Appetite For Destruction’ and that “Tony West is the hardest working frontman he knows.” Hailed worldwide as the next “big rock band”, Blacklist Union are clearly on their way from the street to the elite.

(Written by Alison “MetalBabe” Cohen and Craig Brzezinski)

GALLERYX PRESENTS [ventre] - An exhibition of new works by digital artist Nihil



GalleryX – the new Dublin space for unsettling art – is delighted to introduce to Ireland the work of French digital artist Nihil.

Nihil is a writer, photographer and digital artist living in Norway. Inspired by ancient sacred texts, psychedelic trips and life experiences in hospitals and medical research centres, his texts and images reflects on transcendence, identity and individuality.

His work has been featured in two personal exhibitions in Paris and Berlin and he participated in numerous collective shows in USA and Europe. His artworks have been published in art books and magazines and are part of the permanent collection of the Contemporary art museum in Sicily. He first showed in Ireland as part of GalleryX’s Anniversary Show in December 2015.

The exhibition will include digital prints on dibond and on paper, and will be opened on 7 April at 6PM in the presence of the artist. A performance TBA will take place during the opening.

Nihil does not create for you, nor for anyone, he does not target any audience and does not respect any pre-established rule. With no stylistic pretension in mind, he does not profess to launch a new trend or to illustrate such or such critical or aesthetic concept. He has no goal of completion, no deadline, no publishing obligation, no plan of achievement other than the one to create congruence between his own will and the artistic object he is designing. Failure, whether temporary or definitive, is accepted. He has no ambition to be recognized in any way, or to inspire any radical and revolutionary manifestation, but rather an existential ambition: the point is for him, like Beckett’s character in The Unnameable, to “do what I have to do, the only way that can put an end to it, do what I have to do.”

Approaching and confronting Nihil’s work demands asceticism. You need to get lost and forget yourself, lose your bearings, accept no truce and take no rest. Only then will you emerge as a different person. The pictures and the texts will not leave you indifferent but they will not strike you either. They are an immense yet quiet power, with no appeal to lyricism; they will slowly crush you, fill you and impose themselves, flooding you. At first you will believe you will drown, and then you will learn how to swim, and finally you will be able to breathe. We can call it ambient art, as in “ambient” music. Humbly accept that there is nothing to understand, see or feel everything at once, accept to fall apart and then become, maybe, a the end, a figure from Nihil’s work.

— adapted from Jean Delesquif’s introduction to Nihil’s upcoming art book. [Ventre]

PENDULUM - Tune in to watch Pendulum live at Ultra, Miami - SUNDAY 20TH MARCH



SUNDAY 20TH MARCH 9.40pm EST / 1.40am GMT

Pendulum return after a 4 year hiatus for a monumental live headline performance at Ultra Music Festival, Miami Tune in for a very special performance on

www.pendulum.com

Thursday, 17 March 2016

TEXTURES - UK Tour kicks off this Friday - official tour trailer released



Dutch poly-rhythmic metallers TEXTURES released their new album Phenotype back in February of this year and are touring extensively in support of the album. The band are currently on the road with labelmates Amorphis and are due to hit UK soil TOMORROW - Friday, March 18th. In anticipation of the dates, frontman Daniël and guitarist Bart have released a tour trailer asking to to see YOU at one of their shows. Watch the official tour trailer here:



The tour dates rack up as follows:

Mar 18: Bristol Fleece, UK Mar 19: Manchester Sound Control, UK Mar 20: Dublin Button Factory, Ireland Mar 22: Wolverhampton Slade Rooms, UK Mar 23: London O2 Academy Islington, UK Mar 24: Glasgow Cathouse, UK Mar 25: Nottingham Rescue Rooms, UK