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Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Crossing Rubicon (ex-All That Remains) Announces Release Date for Debut LP



Bristol, CT - Hard rockers Crossing Rubicon, who features Jeanne Sagan – formerly of All That Remains – on bass, have set the release date for their hotly anticipated album entitled No Less Than Everything. The twelve track album, which can be described as a throwback to metal of the 80’s and early 90’s mixed with modern rock, will be released February 12th on Pavement Entertainment. The lead single for the debut full length was the album’s second track, entitled “Unhinged.”

"There were a lot of people that thought I was crazy for walking away from my career and pursuing this record, and there were a lot of people who believed in me, both were my inspiration during the recording process. I did this to prove the first group wrong and to inspire both." – Scotty Anarchy (Vocals)



NO LESS THAN EVERYTHING (February 12th)



1. Tomorrow Never Comes 2. Unhinged 3. Never Again 4. The Fallen 5. Bittersweet Day 6. Cut Deep 7. Who’s Gonna Save You 8. Violet Carson 9. Reason To Beg 10. Do We Not Bleed 11. I’m Here 12. Return To Atlantis

About Crossing Rubicon:

Crossing Rubicon is a rising original hard rock band from Bristol, CT. They have developed a sound that blends heavy riffs with melodic harmonies to create a unique brand of passionate music. Crossing Rubicon was formed in 2009 by the band's frontman, Scott Wawrzyniak. Zach Lambert and Jesse Near create a formidable guitar tandem with their heavy riffs and vibrant guitar harmonies. Brandi Hood's drumming and Jeanne Sagan's bass playing display a tight and energetic rhythm section for the backbone of the band. Scott produces a multi-faceted voice, with a strong stage presence that no one else can replicate.

Crossing Rubicon has had an intense touring schedule in 2015. They started their tour from their roots in Connecticut, and then soon ventured within the Northeast to Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, and Pennsylvania. Crossing Rubicon has had the honor to share the stage with many well respected national bands. Crossing Rubicon was hand selected by Mötley Crüe in association with 99.1 WPLR to open for Mötley Crüe’s induction show at the Mohegan Sun Arena in 2013. Crossing Rubicon was also selected for the sole opening slot of Queensrÿche 30th anniversary tour in Hartford, CT. Crossing Rubicon has also played alongside Crossfade, Nonpoint, Saving Abel, Pop Evil, Rev Theory, Tantric, and Beatallica.

The Virginmarys debut new video



"Anarchy remains very alive in the UK, at least in the case of the buzzy punk rock created by the Virginmarys" - Yahoo

Hailing from Macclesfield, England, the Virginmarys make anthems that scream with all the potent sound and fury of modern punk acts, brimming with the honesty of prime British rock of the early 1970’s, before the wizards and capes overcame the attack and dynamic.

The UK based three piece recently returned with a staggering new track - "Into Dust" - an erratic call to arms about the disillusionment and boredom that creeps into everyday life. With jagged riffs and an erratic bassline, the song bleeds with a sense of urgency that is impossible to ignore. Today, the band arrive with explosive visuals to match the track, streaming exclusively on YahooMusic.

The band recently announced a string of new dates opening for Shinedown and are thrilled to be coming back to America, after having last played here at some “surreal” radio-sponsored festivals in stadiums with Soundgarden and Pearl Jam and a mammoth 14 shows at SXSW in 2013. The U.S. has been good to the band after they became a hit on radio, with singles ‘Dead Man’s Shoes’ and ‘Just A Ride’ hitting the Top 30 Alternative and Active Rock charts in the US and Canada. “America was a massive headfuck really,” says Matt, “but it was an amazing experience, because you hear so much about it as a musician, to actually be there was a dream. It was insane to think that I played in Las Vegas. I never thought that day would come.“

Catch the band on the road with Shinedown:

Tue March 01 - Portland OR - Roseland Theater Wed March 02 - Seattle WA - Paramount Theater Fri March 04 - Reno NV - Grand Sierra Ballroom Sat March 05 - Santa Rosa CA - Wells Fargo Theater Sun March 06 - Redding CA - Civic Auditorium Tue March 08 - Modesto CA - Modesto Center Plaza Wed March 09 - Los Angeles CA - Mayan Sun March 13 - Colorado Springs CO - City Auditorium Mon March 14 - Casper WY - Casper Events Center Wed March 16 - Fargo ND - Civic Center Auditorium

THE QEMISTS CONFIRMED AS MAIN SUPPORT ON THE CROSSFAITH UK TOUR



The Qemists have been confirmed as main support for the upcoming UK Crossfaith tour.

The band will miss the first 5 shows due to the fact that they are already on tour with Enter Shikari in Europe but are extremely excited to be joining Crossfaith on their UK run, especially given that Crossfaith frontman Kenta Koie features on a track on the forthcoming album by The Qemists. The track ‘Anger’ features on the new album ‘Warrior Sound’ – due for release March 4th via Amazing Record Co.

The Qemists co-frontman Ollie Simmons comments; "We are absolutely stoked to be joining Crossfaith on their UK run, its going to go off. I went to see them with Skindred just before Christmas at Brixton Academy and they absolutely smashed it. We can’t wait. Bring it on."

Watch the video for ‘Run You’ here:



The Qemists will be on the following dates:

22nd Leeds Key Club 23rd Reading Sub 89 24th Wolverhampton Slade Rooms 25th Liverpool o2 Academy 2 26th Manchester Academy 2 28th Glasgow King Tuts 29th Sheffield Corporation 30th Norwich Waterfront 31st London Electric Brixton

STOCKHOLM ROCKS FESTIVAL Confirm AVATARIUM To The Bill



Even one more band, doom metallers AVATARIUM has been added to the Stockholm Rocks Festival 2016 bill, set to take place May 7, 2016 at Debaser Medis in Stockholm, Sweden. This is the first live show ever in Stockholm for AVATARIUM - joining Inglorious and Grand Magus, more names to be announced soon.

AVATARIUM deliver a special blend of heavy adventurous music. Think about Jethro Tull, Blue Oyster Cult, Sabbath and Rainbow. It’s all there together with some delicate moments of beauty and frailness that you rarely find in a band these days. In AVATARIUM's music you will also hear tangents of pop and 60’s influences.

Inglorious are five young men with a mutual love and respect of the classics of Hard Rock music, big guitar riffs, and soulful vocals. Their influences stem from iconic rock and roll shrine of Rock albums from the 1970s – many years before the band members were born.

Grand Magus are a Swedish heavy metal band from Stockholm. The Sweden trio has always consequently sticked to its own path of evolution without ever leaving behind the gathered experiences – they’ve never casted off their early days’ groove nor their love for epic doom or extreme metal.

Tickets: debaser.se

Jozef Van Wissen - New album Released 18th March



Belgium based label Consouling Sounds are set to release the new album from Dutch minimalist composer Jozef Van Wissem.

Van Wissem’s celebrated lute compositions have met with universal acclaim. 2013 even brought him the Cannes Film Festival Soundtrack award for his score of Only Lovers Left Alive — a vampire film by Jim Jarmusch. He is known for constantly pushing the boundaries of his own craft, and for having a keen eye for the aesthetics of his work. These were also two key focal points for the direction of Consouling Sounds. The label comment, ‘ being able to collaborate with Van Wissem feels very natural, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to present “When Shall This Bright Day Begin” for a 2016 release.'

The album harbors eight new compositions that will feel both familiar and fresh, with Van Wissem pushing his compositions subtly away from a rigid contemporary classical style into a more open sound with an almost experimental dark folk/rock orientated emphasis. Van Wissem even quite literally opens up his work, as he invited renowned artist Zola Jesus for two collaborations. Listening to the album, this comes as no surprise. The musical touch of Zola Jesus on this album blends seamlessly with the sound horizon of Jozef Van Wissem. The album is scheduled for a March 18th release.