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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 K├╝nstler "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

GINGER WILDHEART - ‘YEAR OF THE FANCLUB’ released February 12th



In 2014, after four highly successful fan funded album album campaigns (555%, Hey! Hello!, Mutation and Albion) Ginger Wildheart looked at what could be the next step in fan connectivity and the answer was G*A*S*S (Ginger Associated Secret Society) an immersive subscription, digitally based fanclub platform that saw Ginger delivering a new 3 track single every month for a year, along with demos and previously unreleased material direct from his personal vaults.

Tied in with this was an unparalleled (not to mention unfiltered) level of access to Ginger himself with each month giving fans podcasts, Q&A’s, personal diary entries, film reviews along with a slew of exclusive merchandise options and with the sites stunning array of artwork updated each month.

Year Of The Fanclub is released on February 12th through the Round Records label and features Ginger's personal favourites from the massive 36 song session.

The G*A*S*S club is still very much available for subscription at www.g-a-s-s.com

The Year Of The Fanclub track listing

01 Down The Dip. 02 Honour. featuring Courtney Love 03 El Mundo (Slow Fatigue) 04 The Last Day Of Summer. 05 Only Henry Rollins Can Save Us Now. 06 The Pendine Incident. 07 Do You? 08 If You Find Yourself In London Town. 09 Toxins & Tea. 10 No One Smiled At Me Today. 11 Ostracide. 12 Don’t Lose Your Tail, Girl.

Label: Round Records

RECKLESS LOVE – New studio album “InVader” out March 4th, 2016 via Spinefarm Records



Finland’s ‘merry metallers’ Reckless Love will be releasing their fourth studio album, ‘InVader’, on March 4th 2016 via Spinefarm Records – the follow-up to the colourful quartet’s previous album, ‘Spirit’ (2013).

Produced by Ilkka Wirtanen, ‘InVader’ features all new, original material, and sees the musicians exploring fresh sounds as well as delivering their audience-pleasing signature party anthems.

“Our latest album “InVader” sends a fresh breeze from Finland to all over the world in March 2016,” explains drummer Hessu Maxx. “We took our time with this album and it was worth it. ‘InVader’ is our boldest and most versatile album so far. We recorded these killer songs, we found the sound and it’s all there. There is nothing to add. We really nailed it this time. We are really looking forward to getting back on the road because that is where we belong. You’re going to see and hear this merry metal four piece even stronger than before.”

The track listing for ‘InVader’ is as follows:

01. We Are The Weekend 02. Hands 03. Monster 04. Child Of The Sun 05. Bullettime 06. Scandinavian Girls 07. Pretty Boy Swagger 08. Rock It 09. Destiny 10. Let’s Get Cracking 11. Keep It Up All Night (UK Bonus Track) For UK fans, ‘Monster’ will be the first single / video, and will be available shortly.

On the live front, Reckless Love will be returning to the UK in March, with Spinefarm label-mates Santa Cruz guesting on all dates. After the first seven shows, the tour heads off into Europe before culminating at the end of the month at the Scala theatre in London.

UK Tour Dates:

04 March - Thekla, Bristol 05 March - Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton 06 March - Key Club, Leeds 07 March - O2 Academy2, Newcastle 09 March - Cathouse, Glasgow 10 March - Gorilla, Manchester 12 March - Rock City, Nottingham 31 March - Scala, London