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Tuesday, 12 April 2016

TYLER BRYANT & THE SHAKEDOWN ANNOUNCED FOR AC/DC TOUR



EP ‘THE WAYSIDE’ OUT NOW VIA SPINEFARM / JOHN VARVATOS RECORDS

Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown, led into action by Texas-born vocalist / guitarist Tyler Bryant, will play a dozen European stadium shows as sole support to rock legends AC/DC in May / June 2016; in addition to these dates, some already sold out, TB&TS – purveyors of electrifying rock ‘n’ roll, loud an’ proud, with blues and alternative leanings also coming into play – have slotted in 10 headline appearances of their own.

This leg of the AC/DC tour will see 25-year-old Tyler, now based in Nashville, plus band-mates Caleb Crosby (drums), Graham Whitford (guitar) and Noah Denney (drums) visiting a number of European markets for the first time, including the UK where headline gigs in London and Nottingham have just gone on sale. In the space of five glorious weeks, TB&TS – no strangers to the dynamics of the larger, more spectacular rock show having already shared Stateside stages with Jeff Beck, ZZ Top, Aerosmith and more – will unleash their high-proof blend of melody, muscle and psychedelic mystique to well in excess of 600,000 riff-hungry fans across 12 different countries… the highway to hell, indeed!

TB&TS’s latest release, and first for Spinefarm/Varvatos, is a six-track EP called ‘The Wayside’; produced, recorded & mixed by Vance Powell (Jack White, Seasick Steve), these half-dozen tracks see the musicians showing the full scope and sway of their collective vision – from giant groove rockers such as ‘Stitch It Up’, ‘Mojo Workin’’ and lead single / video ‘Loaded Dice & Buried Money’ through the hypnotic swagger of ‘Devil’s Keep’ and onto the atmospheric plea that is ‘The Wayside’, with Tyler’s background in the blues (he’s a recipient of the Robert Johnson Foundation’s ‘New Generation’ award, and studied under the late, respected Roosevelt Twitty Sr.) ensuring that raw emotion is never far from the surface. It’s a quality that stood the young musician, indeed the whole band, in good stead when they took to the road with ZZ Top main-man Billy Gibbons for his US acoustic tour in late 2015 / early 2016…

In addition to joining AC/DC for shows in Portugal, Spain, France, Belgium, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Switzerland & Denmark, and visiting the Netherlands & Poland for one-off headliners, TB&TS have the following dates lined up for the UK:-

JUNE

4 – Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London (supporting AC/DC) 6 – Boston Music Room, London (headline show) 7 – The Bodega, Nottingham (headline show) 9 – Etihad Stadium, Manchester (supporting AC/DC)

DIMMU BORGIR Extend their partnership with Nuclear Blast Records



Norwegian symphonic black metal giants, DIMMU BORGIR, can proudly announce that they have signed a new contract with Nuclear Blast Records.

The band commented: "We wish to inform you that DIMMU BORGIR and Nuclear Blast have once again put pen to paper, acknowledging the past, present and future by opening another chapter in the history of extreme music! Stay tuned and watch this space for more updates on the upcoming new album and the ‘Forces of The Northern Night’ live DVD/Blu-ray release as it becomes available!"

Nuclear Blast owner Markus Staiger added: "We at Nuclear Blast are super happy to extend the cooperation with our good friends in DIMMU BORGIR! The future holds amazing opportunities and projects to be worked on together, the first being the eventual release of the long awaited ‘Forces Of The Northern Night’ live DVD! Keep your eyes peeled - darkness is upon us!"