Thursday, 4 February 2016
ROCK'N DERBY The Northeast's Biggest Camp-Out Rock Festival Announces More Performances from A DAY TO REMEMBER, COHEED AND CAMBRIA, COLLECTIVE SOUL, CHEVY METAL, EXTREME, PARKWAY DRIVE & More
SLP Concerts and GameLoud- the duo that consistently brings music fans widely-popular festival events such as the Bamboozle, Skate And Surf Festival, and Food Truck & Rock Carnival - recently announced initial details regarding the inaugural ROCK'N DERBY, taking place May 20-22, 2016 at the 35+ acre Schaghticoke Fairgrounds in Schaghticoke, NY (69 Stillwater Bridge Rd., 12154), just minutes outside of Albany, NY and positioned within driving distance from New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Montreal, and more. This isn't just a festival, this is a three-day, 24 hour camping, demolition derby concert experience!
Today, ROCK'N DERBY is pleased to announce the addition of several more of the greatest names in hard rock and heavy metal to the performance line-up, in addition to news about the main event - demolition derby cars and massive winner prizes!
The electrifying ROCK'N DERBY Demolition Derbies have upped the ante with HUGE cash prizes since the original event announcement. So, what does that mean to you? ROCK'N DERBY doesn't just vow to bring back the fun of classic derbies in full force - they want YOU join in the entertainment! That's right - as an attendee, you can sign up to compete in real demolition derbies against your friends or even performing bands. Together, fans (first-timers or die hard hobbyists) and bands can join the fun and compete against one another.
Competing derby vehicles will include everything from cars to short buses! Teams/interested parties can register to enter their car at $40 per entry until April 1st (on April 1st, the price goes up to $50 and closes May 13th) and paint and supplies will be provided to each team and derby fans to decorate their car on Friday night for the opening ceremony. Registration, fees and rules will be posted on Tuesday, February 9th at www.rocknderby.com. See below for prizing information.
DEMOLITION DERBY ACTIVITIES AND PRIZES:
Friday, May 20, 2016 7:00PM - 10:00PM - Demo Theme!
Participants will be challenged to decorate or theme their demo vehicles! A $250.00 prize will be awarded to the best team. Paint and supplies to be provided by ROCK'N DERBY.
Saturday, May 21, 2016 5:30PM - 9:00PM - Demolition Derby!
VEHICLE CLASS/# TO COMPETE 1ST PLACE 2ND PLACE 3RD PLACE FULL SIZE TRUCKS - 15 $1,500.00 $500.00 $250.00 V8 CAR - 20 $1,000.00 $500.00 $200.00 4 CYLINDER CAR - 20 $1,000.00 $500.00 $250.00
Sunday, May 22, 2016 5:00PM - 8:00PM - Demolition Derby! VEHICLE CLASS/# TO COMPETE 1ST PLACE 2ND PLACE 3RD PLACE SHORT BUS - 8 $4,000.00 $1,000.00 $500.00 MINI VAN - 15 $1,250.00 $500.00 $250.00 6 CYLINDER - 20 $1,000.00 $500.00 $250.00
TOTAL PRIZES $9,750.00 $3,500.00 $1,700.00
TOTAL PRIZE MONEY TO BE PAID: $14,950.00 + $250 for Best Demo Theme
Register and win big at ROCK'N DERBY!
In addition, as of today, even more top performing artists have been announced for the inaugural ROCK'N DERBY, including A Day To Remember, Coheed and Cambria, Collective Soul, Extreme, Parkway Drive, All That Remains, Like A Storm, Red Sun Rising, and Tool tribute band Schism and '70's dirt rock cover band Chevy Metal. These artists will join the previously announced line-up of Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown, Halestorm, Megadeth, Sixx: A.M., Lamb Of God, Clutch, Anthrax, Ghost, Wolfmother, Sevendust, Dokken, Trivium, Memphis May Fire, We Came As Romans, Scott Stapp, Stray From The Path, Pop Evil, Thy Art Is Murder, Wild Throne,and Currents. Non-stop music begins upon the opening of gates each day - multiple stages, including the Upstate Concert Hall Arena, will host the artists above, with more to be announced soon. Plus, Pre/After Parties will include tributes to your favorite acts and some very unique surprises daily.
CONFIRMED DAILY LINE-UP:
Friday, May 20, 2016
Five Finger Death Punch Lamb of God Clutch Parkway Drive Wolfmother Scott Stapp Pop Evil Red Sun Rising Wild Throne Schism (Tool Tribute) and more TBA...
Saturday, May 21, 2016
A Day To Remember Halestorm Chevy Metal Anthrax Extreme Stanley's Special Guests?? We Came As Romans Memphis May Fire All That Remains Stray From The Path Thy Art Is Murder and more TBA....
Sunday, May 22, 2016
Shinedown Coheed And Cambria Megadeth Sixx: A.M. Collective Soul Ghost Sevendust Dokken Trivium Like A Storm Currents
and more TBA...
There's something for everyone at ROCK'N DERBY:
ACTION PACKED GAMECHANGERWRESTLING No GameLoud event is complete without GameChangerWrestling, featuring some of the most insane, intense, high flying and mud ridden wrestling matches all weekend long. With Battle Royales, Tag Team, and State Pro Championship matches, expect to witness history in the making. Wrestling matches will be featured all weekend in the Wrestlin' Shack. Make sure to stop by and catch the action daily.
CAMP'N IN TENTS, CARS, RVs and MORE ROCK'N DERBY 2016 will feature areas to camp out with tents, in cars or in special pre-designated packages for camping options- making this a non-stop multi-day experience. Inside the camping area, guests will have access to electricity, showers, and running water will also be available in designated areas. Campers will have daily access to the festival site and demolition derby. Camper space will be on a first come, first serve basis, and RV parking and connections will be available, as well.
24/7 FOOD VENDORS and daily VILLAGE OF BARNS & BREWS Hungry? Like its sister event Food Truck & Rock Carnival, ROCK'N DERBY will include 20+ scattered food trucks and other mobile culinary vendors. In addition, several staple Schaghticoke Fair eateries will offer a wide variety of delicious eats for attendees to enjoy. Rest assured, ROCK'N DERBY will stuff everyone's bellies and 24 hour food options will be available.
In addition, ROCK'N DERBY will offer a Village Of Barns & Brews, which will include multiple bar locations for fans to enjoy some of the finest micro and macro brews the region has to offer. Specialty barns will host a movie theater, a bar, VIP activities, a laser light show, and various sponsor activations.
UNSIGNED BANDS: ENTER "THE CRUSADE" BATTLE TO PLAY ROCK'N DERBY Unsigned bands are welcome to enter "The Crusade", a special battle of the bands style competition where bands can vie to perform at ROCK'N DERBY alongside musical legends! Sponsored by GameLoud, JRV Films, and Band Bodega, prizes include $250 and a main stage slot for the first prize winner, $100 and a side stage slot for the second prize winner, and four other slots are available to other winners. A video recap of the winners' performances will be provided by JRV Films and artist merchandise packages will also be provided courtesy of Band Bodega. All battle competition performances will take place at Upstate Concert Hall, 1208 Route 146 in Clifton Park, NY. Enter now and get more info at http://thecrusade.rocknderby.com/.
This is a rain or shine event! Tickets are on sale now at Ticketmaster.
Message from The Commuters:
Today is World Cancer Day.
The Commuters and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) are partnering to raise awareness for cancer research.
So we just released a new music video for our song "You'll Stay Right Here."
Please watch and spread the word - email it to your friends, post on Facebook, Twitter, etc. Here's the link to share: https://youtu.be/Rk9DDPJ_4L4
Thanks for supporting the cause,
P.S. We have new music coming out this spring, stay tuned!"
Italian progressive rock/metal band HERETIC's DREAM premieres a new video for the song 'Secret Place', taken from the fortcoming album 'Floating State Of Mind', out on February 12, 2016 via Sliptrick Records. The video can be viewed below. HERETIC's DREAM to be announced two new live dates supporting Eluveitie in Ukraine and Belarus.
1. Face The Agony 2. Pilgrim 3. Master Your Demons 4. Soul Driven 5. Hide Yourself 6. Momentum 7. Secret Place 8. Walk Alone 9. Golden Cage 10. A New Season
Heretic's Dream is a female fronted five piece Rock band that can't easily be labelled as playing anyone type of Rock music! Their music is Hard Rock,Alternative,Progressive and Metal,combining unusual and complex rhythms with a fierce energy,making their music unique!
Next live dates:
18.03 - Jailbreak, Rome, IT xx.03 - Hades, Naples, IT 20.04 - Kiev, Atlas, UKR w/ Eluveitie 21.04 - Minsk, Republic, BLR w/ Eluveitie
Heretic's Dream are:
Francesca Di Ventura - lead vocals Andrej Surace - guitars Alex Alberti - keyboards Alfonso Mocerino - drums Emiliano Baccini - bass
French black/death metal masters THE ORDER OF APOLLYON, also referred to as TOOA, have inked a record deal with Agonia Records, with plans to record a new EP in 2016.
Formed in 2008 by BST (Aosoth, ex-Aborted) and then-drummer Daniel Wilding (Carcass), THE ORDER OF APOLLYON is an artistic and spiritual concept. With lyrics based on "the Divine nature of Death, and the prophecy carried on by Death's ultimate servant, man, and a music between death metal and black metal, with martial ambient influences" (as commented by the band themselves), TOOA have developed their personal sound through two full length albums: "The Flesh" (2010) and "The Sword And The Dagger" (2015).
Accompanied by a line-up consisting of members of the elite of the French Black Metal scene (Hell Militia, Aosoth, Temple of Baal), and starting a new international collaboration with Agonia Records, the band is now focusing on their next release, to be recorded at the infamous Bst Studios.
B.S.T. - guitars/vocals S.R. - guitars/vocals A.K. - bass/vocals S.K. - drums
March 5th 2016 - Venom Fest III - Nantes, France
On a foundation of Shoegaze and Coldwave, The KVB layer a virtual history of the dark underground music scene stretching all the way back through early Stone Roses and New Order, the Jesus and Mary Chain, the Charlatans UK, Suicide, and even all the way back to The Velvet Underground, to create something familiar but new: cold and angular and yet warm and lush. You can check them out for yourself with the first release off of new album "Of Desire" - "In Deep", of which says the NME:
"Nicholas Wood's vocals are delivered cocksure, but there's also an icy, androgynous air to proceedings, while the track's bullish intro pushes it even further in that pre-baggy Creation Records direction." Available March 11th in the Americas from Metropolis Records on Vinyl, CD and Digital.
Dutch polyrhythmic metallers Textures are very pleased to announce that they will be supporting Amorphis on most of their upcoming UK tour in March.
Compelling front-man Daniël de Jongh said of the announcement:
“It's a great honour to tour the UK as main support for one of the biggest quality metal bands in Europe; AMORPHIS. The Finnish metallers are touring in support of their latest album ‘Under The Red Cloud’ (2015). We will be hitting the road to present material from our new record ‘Phenotype’ (out tomorrow!). See you on the road!”
March 18th – Bristol, The Fleece March 19th – Manchester, Sound Control March 20th – Dublin, Button Factory March 22nd – Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms March 24th – Glasgow, Cathouse March 25th – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
Textures will also play the London Underworld this month as part of their larger European Tour entitled the Oceans Collide Tour 2016.
25th February 2016 – London, The Underworld
Textures are also very proud that their brand new album ‘Phenotype’ will be released tomorrow. You can purchase ‘Phenotype’ HERE (Limited Edition version inc. free signed insert).
The album is part of a musical diptych: ‘Phenotype’ – ‘Genotype’.
‘Phenotype’ is a song-based, 60-minute long album presenting an eclectic overview of what modern metal offers. Catchy, innovative and progressive songs. New musical virtuosos Uri Dijk (synth) and Joe Tal (guitar) deliver a new, harmonic vibe to their already mature sound.
‘Genotype’ which will be released in 2017 via Nuclear Blast - is a 45-minute long conceptual track. The root material that ‘Phenotype’ consists of, is presented in this song but in a totally different context. Textures go out-of-the-box. More proggy, more atmospheric and lots of extra layers to fill the final gaps left in this extensive, doubly exquisite endeavour.
Having formed in 2001, Textures launched their debut album ‘Polars’ in 2003 and the positive reactions started flooding in: “This is the best metal album that’s ever come out of the Netherlands” - Dutch music magazine Oor. After that the standard was set. Textures, once just a promising up-and-coming band from the South of the Netherlands, is now acknowledged as an established name in the worldwide metal scene. Diversity and complexity are important elements of the unique Textures sound, building bridges between epic, polyrhythmic grooves and contrasting melodies. They create their own style and establish their own interpretation of progressive, heavy modern metal.
NEW ACTS FOR BEST KEPT SECRET JAMIE XX, BAND OF HORSES, LOW, DINOSAUR JR, SLEAFORD MODS, MOON DUO, RAT BOY, WOLF PARADE, BLOSSOMS & MORE
The Netherland’s music festival Best Kept Secret, have revealed a further 38 names to play alongside the already announced Beck, Editors, Wilco, Beach House and Caribou. The fourth edition of the festival will see 100 acts take to the beautiful lakeside arena on 17th, 18th and 19th June.
Jamie xx, Dinosaur JR, Band of Horses, Low, Wolf Parade, Sleaford Mods Moon Duo, Rat Boy and Blossoms are some of the 38 new names for Best Kept Secret. Besides these names come The Slow Show, Ezra Furman, Wild Nothing, Koreless, BADBADNOTGOOD, Oneohtrix Point Never, Beach House, Beaty Heart, C Duncan, Bombino, Ho99o9, Israel Nash, Julien Baker, Petite Meller, Sevdaliza, Ryley Walker, Danny L Harle, Slow Magic Glass Animals and The Japanese House.
During the recent Eurosonic Festival, Best Kept Secret picked their rising stars line-up which includes VANT, HONNE, Samm Henshaw, Sevn Alias, Alice On The roof and Indian Askin, all joining the bill to make this a must see Festival for new music.
Day tickets for the festival will be released this Saturday at 10am (GMT).
Jamie xx produced the stunning electronic crossover album, In Colour in 2015, and gets pride placing on Stage ONE along the many great electronic artists including Bob Moses, Oneohtrix Point Never, Koreless and the previously announced Caribou taking a prominent place on the poster of Best Kept Secret 2016. The French electronic pop songs mixed with a dazzling light show by the, Christine and the Queens join the likes of The UKs politically charged Sleaford Mods, American Indie veterans Low, American rock groups Dinosaur JR & Band of Horses are all highlights of a great second announcement.
Best Kept Secret is the only festival in which you can enjoy the beautiful surrounding of a natural lake, permanent campsite and a Safari Park next door. Temporary stages and pop-up venues will happen throughout the festival and you enjoy the very best hand-picked food trucks from around the world.
The ticket prices for Best Kept Secret festival in 2016 have remained the same as previous years. Weekend Tickets will cost £112 (+BF) are on sale now with Day tickets going on sale this Saturday.
UK Official Ticket partner is Eventim - www.eventim.co.uk
FULL LINE-UP SO FAR.
Beck • Editors • Jamie xx • Wilco • Beach House • Caribou • Two Door Cinema Club • Christine and the Queens • Ásgeir • Band of Horses • Wolf Parade • Dinosaur Jr • Half Moon Run • Unknown Mortal Orchestra • Yeasayer • Bloc Party • Destroyer • Yelawolf • Explosions In The Sky • Low • Alice On The Roof • Sevn Alias • VANT • HONNE • Samm Henshaw • Indian Askin • BADBADNOTGOOD • Danny L Harle • Wild Nothing • Bob Moses • Glass Animals • Blossoms • Koreless • Moon Duo • Oneohtrix Point Never • The Slow Show • Beach Slang • Beaty Heart • Bombino • C Duncan • Ezra Furman • Ho99o9 • Israel Nash • Julien Baker • Rat Boy • Ryley Walker • Sleaford Mods • Sevdaliza • Petite Meller • Slow Magic • The Japanese House.
In total 100 artists, bands & dj's at Best Kept Secret 2016.
Exeter alt. metallers Sanguine have announced they’ll be joining American heavyweights Mushroomhead and American Head Charge on a 15 date UK tour, which kicks off in Manchester on March 18th.
The news comes hot on the heels on Sanguine’s second album, ‘Black Sheep’, which got a Europe-wide release through Odyssey Music at the end of January, and sold out at Amazon.co.uk and HMV within 24 hours of going on sale.
Guitarist Nick Magee comments, “we're stoked to be hitting the road with Mushroomhead and American Head Charge! We've got a full on set planned for these shows and can't wait to bring ‘Black Sheep’ to everyone who has supported us in the UK. Bring it on.....we'll see you in the pit!”
Fri 18th March........ MANCHESTER, Club Academy Sat 19th March....... SHEFFIELD, Corporation Sun 20th March...... NOTTINGHAM, Rescue Rooms Tues 22nd March.... GLASGOW, Classic Grand Weds 23rd March... NEWCASTLE, Northumbria University Thurs 24th March... BIRMINGHAM, O2 Academy 2 Fri 25th March........ CHESTER, Live Rooms Sat 26th March....... BRISTOL, Marble Factory Sun 27th March...... PLYMOUTH, The Hub Tues 29th March.... CARDIFF, The Globe Weds 30th March... LONDON, Electric Ballroom Thurs 31st March... BRIGHTON, Concorde 2 Fri 1st April............. SOUTHAMPTON, Engine Rooms Sat 2nd April........... NORWICH, Waterfront Sun 3rd April.......... READING, Sub 89
Tickets are on sale now.
In the meantime, gig goers can sample the sort of heavy hooks and brutal intensity Sanguine bring to the stage, by checking out the spectacular sci-fi video for their latest single ‘Save Me’. Watch it here:
Over a year since their last headline UK tour, THE DEFILED planned to grace our shores once more this January with a run of headline shows in January and February 2016 following a short run of dates as main support to In This Moment. Unfortunately due to circumstances beyond their control, the In This Moment tour was postponed and so The Defiled's headline dates also became delayed.
Both the headline shows and the support shows with In This Moment have now been announced to take place in May. Full dates are below.
The AvD comments, “After our 'Running in Circles' tour getting postponed earlier this year we are proud to announce that we are hitting the road with our brothers Forever Never. These are off dates that coincide with our In This Moment UK tour so get ready for some intimate drunken shenanigans. Can't wait to see all your pretty faces, let's party!”
2016 will also be a record breaking year for the band when the four piece are officially added to the Guinness Book Of World Records. Braving arctic conditions, THE DEFILED became the first band to play a gig on an iceberg last year as part of Jagermeister’s Ice Cold Gig series. The stunt will be immortalised forever in the 2016 Guinness Book Of World Records.
Watch a video filmed whilst the band were in Greenland for ‘Five Minutes’ here:
Tickets for the tour are on sale now www.thedefiled.net
Catch THE DEFILED at the following shows.
* With IN THIS MOMENT ** Headline with support from FOREVER NEVER
Tue 03 May Norwich - Waterfont Studio** Wed 04 May Swansea - The Scene** Thu 05 May Chester - Live Rooms** Fri 06 May Newcastle - Think Tank** Sat 07 May Sheffield - Corporation** Sun 08 May Nottingham - Rescue Rooms** Tue 10 May York - The Duchess** Wed 11 May Milton Keynes - Craufurd Arms** Thu 12 May Oxford - The Bullingdon** Wed 25 May London - The Forum* Thu 26 May Birmingham - O2 Institute * Fri 27 May Manchester - Academy* Sat 28 May Glasgow - Academy *