Saturday, 31 January 2015

Karnivool - Announce UK Tour In March 2015


KARNIVOOL are set to return to Europe and the UK in 2015.

The band will embark on a full European and UK tour in March 2015, crossing Germany, Switzerland, Czech Republic, France, Netherlands and the UK. The UK tour will see the band play their largest shows to date, starting in Glasgow and finishing in the legendary Camden Roundhouse. KARNIVOOL, renowned for their breathtaking live shows, will bring their full Australian set up for the first time to Europe for what will be a streak of more unforgettable performances.

2014 saw the Australian five piece promoting the critically lauded “Asymmetry” (4 years after the groundbreaking “Sound Awake”) and touring throughout Europe and Australia, playing some of the world’s largest festivals (including a sold out show at London’s Koko and Sonisphere UK). The album’s vast soundscapes, complex rhythms and emotive melodies are the latest chapter in the development of this extraordinary band.

To tie in to the European dates, KARNIVOOL are set to release their entire catalogue on vinyl, including their latest masterpiece ‘Asymmetry’, in addition to first two albums “Themata” and “Sound Awake”. This will be an unmissable milestone for all the KARNIVOOL fans and vinyl collectors alike.

Full UK dates are as follows.
Mon 23rd March 2015 Glasgow, ABC Ballroom
Tue 24th March 2015 Manchester, Ritz Theathre
Wed 25th March 2015 Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
Thu 26th March 2015 Bristol, Academy
Fri 27th March 2015 Southampton, 1865
Sat 28th March 2015 London, Roundhouse

Support comes from Monuments
Tickets will be priced £14 (£17.50 London) - subject to booking fee - and are available fromwww.karnivool.com www.ticketmaster.co.uk www.livenation.co.uk or local box offices
Tickets go onsale on 24th October 2014

Europe - New Album "War Of Kings" Out In March 2015 & UK Tour

Swedish rock legends will also embark on UK tour with Black Star Riders to celebrate their 10th studio album

Swedish rock legends Europe will release their 10th album, War of Kings, in March 2015 on UDR Records. Recorded at the brand new PanGaia Studios in Stockholm, Sweden, produced by Dave Cobb (Rival Sons) and engineered by John Netti, War of Kings sees the classic rocking quintet confidently creating 11 monstrously melodic, yet hard-hitting, classic rock’n’roll standouts for their fervent global audience. War of Kings will be available in multiple formats, as a CD digipak, a CD jewel case, a vinyl LP and in digital download format. The album will be released in the UK on March 2nd, Japan on March 4th (via JVC), the EU on March 6th and the US on March 10th.

Joey Tempest: “War Of Kings is the album we always wanted to make, ever since we were kids listening to bands like Zeppelin, Purple and Sabbath. And after hearing Dave Cobb amazing production for Rival Sons we simply had to work with him. Our adventure is still ON!”

Europe’s place as a legendary classic rock band was platinum-stamped early in their career, having enjoyed an explosive period of worldwide success in the ‘80s, under-pinned by their hit album and single The Final Countdown, before going on hiatus between 1992 and 2003. They re-united and quickly settled into a period of re-establishment which has seen them re-enforce their reputation worldwide as one of the premier purveyors of blues-tinged classic rock with an edge and some kick. Their last album, 2012’s Bag of Bones, saw Europe hit the UK top 40 rock album charts and debut at #2 on the Swedish national charts, and War of Kings is set to take full advantage of the global groundwork Europe have put in over the last few years.

Joey adds “Hey! We took the long road! but we wanted to re-establish Europe the proper way. It’s taken 10 years and countlesstours since the re-union, but we’re finally getting there! And we’ve done it our way!”

Europe will commence their roadwork supporting War of Kings with a UK/Ireland tour in Dublin on March 2nd (their first visit to Ireland in 25 years) before continuing in the UK with Black Star Riders. Joey - “Looking forward to ‘tons’ of touring in 2015! It’s getting harder and harder to be modest and humble about this band! It doesn’t get much better than this!”

Europe are
Joey Tempest – lead vocals, acoustic & rhythm guitar, keyboards
John Norum – lead & rhythm guitars, backing vocals
John Leven – bass, backing vocals
Mic Michaeli – keyboards, piano, backing vocals, rhythm guitar
Ian Haugland – drums, percussion, backing vocals

War of Kings track listing

War Of Kings
Hole In My Pocket
Second Day
Praise You
Nothin’ To Ya
California 405
Days Of Rock n Roll
Children Of The Mind
Rainbow Bridge
Angels (With Broken Hearts)
Light It Up
Bonus: Vasastan (Instrumental)

Europe/Black Star Riders UK/Ireland Tour dates are as follows –
02/03/2015 Dublin – Olympia Theatre
03/03/2015 Belfast – Ulster Hall 
05/03/2015 Glasgow - O2 ABC
06/03/2015 Glasgow - O2 ABC
08/03/2015 Leeds - O2 Academy
19/03/2015 Norwich – UEA

For information on Europe, please go to www.facebook.com/europetheband

UNLEASHED Complete recording sessions for their forthcoming album


Legendary Swedish Viking death metal outfit UNLEASHED have just finished recording the follow up to their critically acclaimed ‘Odalheim’ album. 

The title of the album is yet to be revealed.

The forthcoming release was recorded by producer and guitar player Fredrik Folkare in his own Chrome Studios in Stockholm, Sweden.

Frontman Johnny Hedlund states:

“Warriors!!! Unleashed are now done mastering and we now have the finished recording in our hands. Fredrik has once again done a tremendous job in the studio and I would say this is our best produced album to date. We are very much looking forward to the release date and to play some of the songs live.”

With their blend of melody and brutality, UNLEASHED are credited as the founders of the Viking death metal movement from their inception back in 1989. 

Twenty six years later and their riffs are still pure shrapnel and their choruses just as epic - melting uncompromising brutality with anthemic odes to Odin.

UNLEASHED’s latest album ‘Odalheim’ was released in April 2012 via Nuclear Blast and can be ordered here.

Check out the latest lyric videos:

Odalheim


UNLEASHED will play Incineration Festival in Camden, London on 9th May. For tickets and more details visit incinerationfest.com

The new album will be released in spring 2015 via Nuclear Blast.

Black Star Riders - New Album "The Killer Instinct" Out on 23rd February 2015

Ricky Warwick • Scott Gorham • Damon Johnson 
Robbie Crane • Jimmy DeGrasso

Black Star Riders Announce New Album “The Killer Instinct”
23rd February 2015

UK & Eire Tour – March 2015

Fresh from the critically acclaimed debut album “All Hell Breaks Loose” in 2013, Black Star Riders are set to release a new studio album, “The Killer Instinct”, in February 2015. The album will be followed by a full UK and Eire co-headline tour

The band toured 2013’s “All Hell Breaks Loose” for a year – playing across the globe. October 2014 saw them gather in Nashville, TN and enter the studio with heralded producer Nick Raskulinecz (Rush, The Foo Fighters, Alice In Chains, Mastodon) to start recording the follow up. The result is The Killer Instinct. Ricky Warwick explains, “Life's not fair, never has been, never will. Sometimes you have to live with a killer instinct just to survive in the ongoing pursuit of happiness. Because nobody can do for you what you should be doing for yourself.” Full tracklisting is as follows

1. The Killer Instinct
2. Bullet Blues 
3. Finest Hour 
4. Soldierstown
5. Charlie I Gotta Go  
6. Blindsided 
7. Through The Motions 
8. Sex, Guns & Gasoline
9. Turn In Your Arms
 10. You Little Liar 

The energy in the studio from a year of touring, and Black Star Riders gelling as a creative force has resulted in a truly powerful sophomore effort. From the Irish-tinged rock of “Soldierstown” to the balls-out twin guitar riffing of “Sex Guns & Gasoline”. From the dirty groove of “You Little Liar” to the acoustic “Blindsided”, this is a band coming of age. “The Killer Instinct” will see Black Star Riders cement their place as one of the most exciting contemporary rock acts.

Damon Johnson says, “Nick Raskulinecz came riding out of the sunset like a Viking warrior, with his record collection and arsenal of killer guitars and amplifiers and proved to be the world class producer we had heard so much about. Indeed, the rumors are all true. There's no doubt that Ricky and I had written a sizable number of songs, but Nick patiently walked through the full song list with the entire band and made sure we focused on the material to best represent Black Star Riders in 2015.“

Black Star Riders head out on a co-headline UK and Eire tour with Europe throughout March 2015. Full dates are:

March 2: Olympia Theatre, Dublin
March 3: Ulster Hall, Belfast
March 5: o2 ABC, Glasgow
March 6: o2 ABC, Glasgow
March 7: o2 Academy, Newcastle
March 8: o2 Academy, Leeds
March 10: Rock City, Nottingham
March 11: Corn Exchange, Cambridge
March 13: Academy, Manchester
March 14: Civic Hall, Wolverhampton
March 15: University, Exeter
March 16: o2 Academy, Bristol
March 18: o2 Academy, Bournemouth
March 19: UEA, Norwich
March 20: o2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London
March 21: o2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London

Tickets are available from all usual outlets
THE AMORETTES are support on all dates except Glasgow March 5th and London March 20th – support on these shows tbc

Friday, 30 January 2015

Defy All Reason release Bad Blood video and launch a pledge music campagin

WELSH ROCKERS LAUNCH PLEDGE MUSIC CAMPAIGN - NEW MUSIC VIDEO 'BAD BLOOD' UNVEILED

"This is one of those singles that stays in your head long after it has finished... Defy All Reason's new album is going to be a cracker!" - Leader Live 

'Bad Blood' is the new music video by Welsh hard rock band DEFY ALL REASON:


A heavy rocker, this foot to the floor song is full of groove, melody and true grit from a band that have been honing their sound since forming in 2011.

Defy All Reason premiere the new performance video following the launch of their Pledge Music campaign:


Focused around the band's forthcoming debut album 'The Road Ahead' - the campaign gives rock fans an opportunity to purchase exclusive merchandise, including a limited edition digipack cd featuring a thanks list dedicated to pledgers and bonus live tracks, amongst other items.

'The Road Ahead' is expected to be released 5th April 2015.

About the band:

Following a successful 2014, which included Hammerfest VI and shows with TRAPT, JAKE E LEE'S RED DRAGON CARTEL and BREED 77 - Defy All Reason will release their debut album 'The Road Ahead' in April 2015.

The new year is already lining up to be a big one for the band, with the rockers nominated 'Band Of The Year' at this years Pure Rawk Awards PLUS a slot at Hard Rock Hell's HRH Road Trip and currently working their way up the rankings in Bloodstock Festival's M2TM heats.

Defy All Reason live 2015:

Jan 31st - EBBW VALE - The Welfare
Feb 13th - CHESTER - Live Rooms w/ JETTBLACK

Defy All Reason are:
Gavin Lee Jones - Lead vocals / guitars
Daz Jones - Guitars / backing vocals
Lee Shenton - Bass guitar
Todd Edwards - Drums

Thursday, 29 January 2015

THE BROWNING announce US tour with ALESANA


Electronic metallers THE BROWNING have announced a US tour supporting North Carolina rockers ALESANA.

The tour kicks off in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on April 3rd, with the final show taking place on May 3rd in Dallas, Texas. Also joining ALESANAand THE BROWNING are CAPTURE THE CROWN, CONQUER DIVIDE and THE FUNERAL PORTRAIT.

Don't miss THE BROWNING on tour with ALESANA at the following shows:

Apr. 03 - Winston-Salem, NC - Ziggy's
Apr. 04 - Louisville, KY - Expo Five
Apr. 06 - Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock
Apr. 07 - Millvale, PA - Mr. Small's Theatre
Apr. 08 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
Apr. 09 - New York, NY - Webster Hall
Apr. 10 - Buffalo, NY - Waiting Room
Apr. 11 - Cleveland, OH - The Agora Theatre
Apr. 12 - Westland, MI - The Token Lounge
Apr. 14 - Lansing, MI - The Loft
Apr. 16 - Indianapolis, IN - Emerson Theater
Apr. 17 - Joliet, IL - Mojoe's
Apr. 18 - St. Paul, MN - Amsterdam Bar
Apr. 20 - Des Moines, IA - Val Air Ballroom
Apr. 21 - St. Louis, MO - The Firebird
Apr. 22 - Merriam, KS - Aftershock
Apr. 23 - Denver, CO - Marquis Theatre
Apr. 24 - Salt Lake City, UT - In the Venue
Apr. 25 - Orangevale, CA - The Boardwalk
Apr. 26 - Bakersfield, CA - Jerry's Pizza
Apr. 27 - West Hollywood, CA - Whiskey A Go Go
Apr. 28 - Tucson, AZ - The Rock
Apr. 29 - Phoenix, AZ - Joe's Grotto
May 01 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
May 02 - Austin, TX - Dirty Dog Bar
May 03 - Dallas, TX - Curtain Club

THE BROWNING's latest album, HYPERNOVA, is available now worldwide. The album was recorded at Planet Red Studios in Richmond, Virginia with producer Andreas Magnusson (THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, IMPENDING DOOM).

Get HYPERNOVA now on CD in North America at http://uswebstore.earache.com/the-browning

HYPERNOVA is also available on iTunes, including two exclusive bonus tracks, at http://bit.ly/16w079n

Watch the official lyric video for the track "Gravedigger" at http://youtu.be/HFIFNG9gJ80

Get more news and info from THE BROWNING:

Scott Weiland And The Wildabouts - Studio album and UK date confirmed

44 MILLION ALBUM SELLING FORMER

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS AND VELVET REVOLVER FRONTMAN

TO RELEASE FIRST ALBUM OF ORIGINAL MATERIAL SINCE 2008

- "BLASTER" OUT ON MARCH 30th, 2015 ON earMUSIC

UK SHOW, LONDON 9TH APRIL 2015

Scott Weiland, "one of rock's most dynamic front men" (Spin Mag), and his
band the Wildabouts, will release their first album ever on March 30th, 2015
on earMUSIC. 

Titled "Blaster", the album was produced by Rick Parker (Black Rebel
Motorcycle Club), and recorded throughout 2014 at Lavish Studios in Burbank
and at The Sandbox in Beachwood Canyon. "Blaster" features twelve tracks,
all but one were written by ex-Stone Temple Pilots singer Weiland. 

The two time Grammy winning, multi-platinum selling songwriter/vocalist
Weiland proclaims: "I wanted to make a rock record. It all just came
together. It's got a distinctive sound, but it also can entice those Stone
Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver fans who have stuck by me. What we've come
up with is really heavy, slinky, and sexy. There's a lot of fuzz. The best
way to describe it is 'Furry'."

"Furry" seems completely apropos given the natural, almost primal connection
between the singer and his bandmates guitarist Jeremy Brown, bassist Tommy
Black, and drummer Danny Thompson fostered by years of jamming and touring
together. 

Take "White Lightning" for example, it sparks up "Blaster" Merging a revved
up riff with Weiland's immortal croon, it instantly captivates. Maintaining
that energy, "Beach Pop" wields a summery swing. A psychedelic guitar snap
gives way to an enchanting vocal melody courtesy of Weiland. Then, there's
"Way She Moves" which is inspired by Weiland's wife. It slides between a
spiraling riff from Brown to more signature crooning that's as seductive as
it is soaring.

The group also got the chance to nod to their idols further with a cover of
T.Rex' "20th Century Boy." - allowing the musicians to flex their chops as
Weiland's voice reaches impressive heights.

Take all this into consideration and you realize why the title "Blaster"
fits so well. 

Weiland declares, "We chose a boombox for the cover because the image and
sound are retro, but modern and, always, LOUD."

Simply put, It's Scott Weiland reborn.

Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts play the following UK show.

Thursday 9th April 2015 London, The Garage 

Tickets are available from 

Scott Weiland & The Wildabouts_Blaster_cover Tracklist:

1. Modzilla

2. Way She Moves

3. Hotel Rio

4. Amethyst

5. White Lightning

6. Blue Eyes

7. Bleed Out

8. Youth Quake

9. Beach Pop

10. Parachute

11. 20th Century Boy

12. Circles



ABOUT SCOTT WEILAND

The multi-platinum singer, songwriter, and author has cumulatively sold over
44 million records worldwide with Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver.
He's garnered two Grammy Awards in the category of "Best Hard Rock
Performance"-in 2005 for "Slither" and in 1994 for "Plush". Stone Temple
Pilots' "Purple" debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 a feat also
accomplished by Velvet Revolver's "Contraband". Weiland's voice has driven
some of the most recognizable hits in rock 'n' roll history including "Sex
Type Thing", "Wicked Garden", "Creep", "Interstate Love Song", "Vasoline",
"The Big Empty", "Sour Girl", "Down", and more. He released his memoir "Not
Dead & Not For Sale" in 2011 to critical applause. Still, his most powerful
music is yet to come with the release of 2015's album.


Thunder announce special London show and festival appearances


SPECIAL LONDON PERFORMANCE
February 17th – HMV In Store - Bond Street, London at 6pm. 
**SOLD OUT**

JUST ANNOUNCED FOR 
DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL 2015
June 12th – 14th – Donington Park, Castle Donington
Sharing the lineup with Slipknot, Muse, Kiss, Faith No More, Motley Crüe, Black Stone Cherry, Judas Priest, Slash and more…

BOSPOP FESTIVAL 2015
July 11th – 12th – Weert, Holland
Sharing the lineup with Simple Minds, ZZ Top, Dream Theater and many more….

THE BRAND NEW ALBUM ‘WONDER DAYS’
RELEASED FEBRUARY 16TH

“Brilliant…a massive reminder that class is both timeless
and incandescent” – Classic Rock (8/10)

One of the most popular and enduring British rock bands of the last 25 years, with 18 Top 40 singles in the UK and a string of gold and platinum albums around the world, Thunder have just announced a series of new live shows. 

As well as a trio of arena dates in March, the band are set to play a very special acoustic performance at HMV, Bond Street on Tuesday 17th February, in support of their brand new album 'Wonder Days', which hits the shelves the day before. Tickets went on sale this morning and sold out immediately.

The band are also set to play at this year’s legendary Download Festival at Donington Park, alongside the likes of Kiss, Motley Crüe, Muse, Slash and many more.

Thunder first stormed the Donington stage in 1990, when they opened the old Monsters Of Rock festival alongside Whitesnake, Aerosmith, Poison and Quireboys. The band have since gone on to grace the stage for Download in 2009 as part of their farewell tour, and again in 2013 as part of the band’s comeback. 

On announcing their appearance at this year’s festival, singer Danny Bowes says: "Download is one of my favourite festivals in the world, so I can’t wait for June to come around. Donington was where we made our mark back in 1532, so it's fitting somehow to be back at Download this year when we release 'Wonder Days', our first studio album for 6 years, and it’ll be great to see how the new tracks go down alongside the classics. The Download crowd is always amazing, so as my dear old Mum used to say, "Let’s have it!…”

The group’s first studio album in six years, ‘Wonder Days’ reminds us whyThunder are now more revered than ever before, with a sound that is a timeless marriage of unforgettable melodies and sheer rock power. Their long-awaited return with ‘Wonder Days’ should ensure that Thunder are elevated to their rightful place in the pantheon of truly great British bands. 

Recorded at the legendary Rockfield Studios in Monmouth, with Luke Morley reprising his role as producer, the album was mixed by the renowned Mike Fraser, whose CV includes such names as Aerosmith, AC/DC and Metallica and who worked on several of the group’s key early records including their celebrated debut, ‘Back Street Symphony. 

Thunder also hit the road in March with headline arena dates in Leeds, Birmingham and London, with Reef and Tax The Heat as support. 

March 2015
Thur 12th – Leeds, First Direct Arena (UK)
Fri 13th – Birmingham, NIA (UK)
Sat 14th – London, Eventim Apollo (UK)

Dubai-based rocker Jay Wud releases new single and video


Jay Wud, one of the Middle East's premiere rock acts, is proud to present his new single 'Low', his first release of 2015. Produced by Grammy-nominated Howard Benson (Sepultura, My Chemical Romance, Halestorm), 'Low' represents a new stage in the evolution of Jay Wud's sound ahead of his upcoming EP due in summer.

Watch 'Low' here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xo-wMjHYLe4 and purchase here: bit.ly/15qc4Bw

Fusing hard rock with grunge and heavy metal to create a recognisably distinctive sound, Jay Wud is already a staple of the Middle Eastern rock circuit, having played alongside the likes of Skunk Anansie, Aerosmith, and Robert Plant with two independently released albums under his belt. Combining musicians from Lebanon, Serbia, and Latvia, Jay Wud is true testimony to music's collective power and is on a mission to showcase the Middle East's musical potential to the world.

Stay tuned for further updates.

For more information:

AGNOSTIC FRONT- Comment on songs from their new album, announce classic member's participation


New York hardcore pioneers AGNOSTIC FRONT have released a full track by track commentary for every song on the band's forthcoming album, ‘The American Dream Died’. Find the piece written by the band's iconic frontman Roger Miret below.

The band also announced the collaboration of legendary AGNOSTIC FRONT/MADBALL guitarist Matt Henderson on the song 'A Wise Man'. Miret commented: "Matt Henderson tracked all guitars for 'A Wise Man' being that song has a total ‘One Voice’ era feel! Our good friend Ricky Singh (BACKTRACK NYHC) is to credit for the songs existence! The band executed it with such a great feel and bringing in our brother and ex-AF veteran Matt Henderson to solely do the guitar tracks was just magical!"

The American Dream Died: “It’s a harsh look at what’s going on today in our society. The intro that precedes this song says it all! It’s a reaction to everything happening around us right now. The higher ups are out of control!”

Police Violence: “This is our reaction to what’s going on in our country regarding the unprovoked brutality of our citizens by those who we pay to "protect and serve" us. If they are going to act like criminals, then they should be prosecuted as one! They have some kind of elite fraternity-like understanding that they protect each other with. Don't abuse your badge!”

Only In America: “It's sad to learn that the people who serve in our military and risk their lives fighting in wars come home to the government not giving a shit about them, especially if those veterans were wounded mentally or physically. They gotta go through a lot of bullshit just to try and get a little help and support. You've gotta be blind if you don't see that, only in America. This is why I strongly believe the US Government should stop policing the world, and start caring for the issues right here in the USA!”

Test Of Time: “Learning from the past is important, to help you move forward and not make the mistakes we did in our youth. Longevity is the key to success. We won't get left behind.”

We Walk The Line: “It’s a statement of who we are and how we live in relation to the hardcore community.”

Never Walk Alone: “We always spoke about unity and how sticking together will help us grow as scene. Hardcore is worldwide now. This is our scene, our passion and it was great to present this song with honorable NYHC veteran's Freddy Cricien (MADBALL), Toby Morse (H2O) and Lou Koller (SICK OF IT ALL) joining on the anthemy chorus!!! Punk rock/Hardcore is a movement it's not an image!”

Enough Is Enough: “Protest song! I once read an inspiring quote that went like this "I hold it, that a little rebellion, now and then, is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical" - Thomas Jefferson.”

I Can't Relate: “Dealing with different people you don’t like in different situations. Could be applied to a boss, ex-girlfriend, someone who lives a completely opposite lifestyle, etc.”

Old New York: “New York City has lost its edge. It's been stripped of its culture and over run by money. Making it hard for musicians and artist to live there. Now we're surrounded by transplants and rich hipsters. Let's face it, it's not the NYC I once adored. That one is so well documented in one of my favorite movies Taxi Driver! Hence the intro, I Miss The Old New York.”

Social Justice: “Nothing is more disgusting than hearing about a grown man rapping a child. This song talks about a man who got caught in the act and was served street justice stabbed with knives from his head to his toes. Justice served!”

Reasonable Doubt: “Our whole lives we’ve been criminalized for one reason or another. But it’s actually the media, the corporations and the government who are the scumbags. Power to the people standing up against them. Wake the fuck up people!”

No War Fuck You: “Self explanatory, stop creating wars so you can justify your unlimited defense budget and make all your friends rich. Innocent people are dying for your stupid games.”

Attack!: “On some occasions people tend to disrespect and take our kindness for weakness. We have always been known for never taken shit from anyone. Cross the line and we will attack!”

A Wise Man: “Growing up in NYC living in and out of Vinnie’s apartment. Our old friend John always looked out for us like a father figure. He tried to guide us in the right direction and give us good advice. He was a wise man, a friend forever.” 

Just Like Yesterday: “This song takes us on the journey through our history as a band, from touring all over the world and making friends that still remain loyal today. One of my favorite lines is "From NYC to the Berlin beat." It shows our love for those two great cities and our great world accomplishments as a hardcore comunity.”

Singer Roger Miret comments further: "We chose this title cause we want to open up people's eyes to what's going on in this country. We have a lot to say. Not everyone realizes that our government and the people who run this country are so corrupt, greedy and ruthless. We need to educate the ones we reach. We're losing our values. We address real issues from full blown corruption and scandals to unjust police abuse and brutality. Everything's we stood for as a country is going down the drain. But we still somewhat have our freedom of speech. We're expressing it all through this record while we can."

‘The American Dream Died’ was produced by MADBALL singer Freddy Cricien and engineered, mixed and mastered by Paul Miner (H2O, TERROR) and will be released 6th April 2015 via Nuclear Blast Records.

The record will feature guest appearances by Cricien, Toby Morse (H2O) and Lou Koller (SICK OF IT ALL).

‘The American Dream Died’ tracklisting reads as follows:

01. Intro

02. The American Died

03. Police Violence

04. Only In America

05. Test Of Time

06. We Walk The Line

07. Never Walk Alone feat. Freddy Cricien, Toby Morse & Lou Koller

08. Enough Is Enough

09. I Can't Relate

10. Old New York

11. Social Justice

12. Reasonable Doubt

13. No War Fuck You

14. Attack!

15. A Wise Man feat. Matt Henderson on guitar

16. Just Like Yesterday

BARREN EARTH – launched first track & reveal first album details


Finnish progressive death metal outfit BARREN EARTH, now reinforced by Faroese native lead singer Jón Aldará, have just launched the title track of their highly awaited upcoming third full-length. The album will be entitled 'On Lonely Towers' and will be released via Century Media Records on March 30th, 2015 in Europe and March 24th, 2015 in North America.

You can listen to the song here:

Bassist Olli-Pekka Laine comments: “During the writing process of the album, we did many things from a totally new perspective. If there ever was a certain pattern in a basic Barren Earth song, this time we consciously tried to think things differently. Many other things changed too, some of them unintentionally, some of them willfully. A new production team, a new front man, a new record label... The list goes on.

With the first song representing the album, we make no exception. Instead of putting out a song in a typical verse-chorus form, we thought that this 3-piece boulder would stand for the album better. It demands some concentration from the listener, but patience is rewarded in the end! So there you are, the title track of the upcoming album, On Lonely Towers.”

Vocalist Jón Aldará adds: “On Lonely Towers can be considered a centrepiece of the album concept; stringing together the different storylines from the other songs, uniting the main characters and finally bringing a sense of hope to their struggles. It is also the song which inspired Travis Smiths beautifully crafted album cover.”

'On Lonely Towers' was mixed by Petri Majuri and mastered by Tony Lindgren at Fascination Street Studios. The artwork was created by no other than Travis Smith.

BARREN EARTH managed to build up an excellent reputation with only two albums: Their debut 'Curse Of The Red River' (2010) and its follow-up 'The Devil’s Resolve' (2012) have already solidified the band as one of the most promising upcoming acts of the genre and now they are at the ready to release another milestone in their career, taking the experimentation and heaviness to even further heights. 

BARREN EARTH is:
Marko Tarvonen - Drums
Olli-Pekka Laine - Bass
Kasper Mårtenson - Keyboards
Jón Aldará - Vocals
Sami Yli-Sirniö - Lead guitars
Janne Perttilä - Rhythm guitars

BARREN EARTH online:

Century Media Records online:

Century Media webshop:

SET IT OFF AND AGAINST THE CURRENT RELEASE COVER OF 'UPTOWN FUNK'


Against The Current have featured 2 members of Set It Off in their latest cover, 'Uptown Funk'!

If you haven't already, check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvYcatJB3NU

Set It Off are about to hit the UK for a run of dates with Crown The Empire. Full dates below.

SET IT OFF (supporting Crown The Empire)

FEB 05 - London, Electric Ballroom

FEB 06 - Manchester, Club Academy

FEB 07 - Glasgow, Garage

FEB 08 - Leeds, University

FEB 10 - Nottingham, Rescue Rooms

FEB 11 - Norwich. Waterfront

FEB 12 - Birmingham, Asylum

FEB 13 - Southampton, Mo Club

FEB 14 - Bristol, Fleece

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Aversions Crown welcome Mark Poida as new frontman.

Colin Jeffs has decided to step down from Aversions Crown. 
Mark Poida who has been filling in for Jeffs on the current European tour with Within The Ruins has stepped up to join the band as the permanent vocalist. 

The band announced on their Facebook page this morning "Please welcome Mark Poida to the mic who will be stepping up to fill Colin's very big shoes. If you've seen us this year in Australia or Europe, you'll know that Mark has a huge voice and will be crushing it for us moving forward. Cheers Colin for all the good times!"

Colin announced the departure is not due to his recent vocal scare and thanked fans for support;
"Friends, unfortunately the time has come for me to part ways with Aversions Crown. This is a difficult call for me to make but a necessary one. The band has been my sole focus for the past 5 years and whilst it has been an amazing experience it has also been a very draining one. I've reached a point in my life where this band is just not what i want to focus on anymore and feel as though if I can't put 100% of my heart into this I shouldn't be doing it at all, this decision is not linked to me being absent from the current tour or my recent vocal scare, its something I had comes to terms with before these events. Thanks to everyone who has ever supported what I do in any way, its been real. Peace."



Aversions Crown recently unleashed the official video for ‘Avalanche’ which features live footage from the bands recent spell of touring epic new album ‘Tyrant’ 

Tyrant; the follow-up to the band’s 2011 debut Servitude was created in the oppressive heat of Brisbane’s summer with THY ART IS MURDER’s Andy Marsh producing and Mark Lewis (WHITECHAPEL, CARNIFEX) of Audio Hammer mixing. With a thematic fixation on dystopian nightmares and hostile extraterrestrial encounters, the relentless barrage AVERSIONS CROWN churn out across these ten songs will soundtrack either a solid Halo session or the coming invasion. It was released via Nuclear Blast in November 2014.

PERIPHERY premiere 'Alpha' video via Century Media’s youtube channel 'Juggernaut: Alpha' and 'Juggernaut: Omega' out now


PERIPHERY’s eagerly awaited dual albums, 'Juggernaut: Alpha' and 'Juggernaut: Omega', have arrived and to mark the release of the critically-acclaimed outings, PERIPHERY have released a video for title track, 'Alpha'.

Please tune in to Century Media Records youtube channel to watch 'Alpha': http://youtu.be/60kQ_qaWS0E

Wes Richardson, who also collaborated with the band on the 'Make Total Destroy' video, directed the clip.

The DC-based band began recording what would become 'Juggernaut: Alpha' and 'Juggernaut: Omega' in the early summer of 2014, with the band’s own Adam “Nolly” Getgood serving as producer for the ambitious undertaking that was documented via a series of webisodes that you can find here: http://www.centurymedia.com/specials/juggernaut/

It is also available as 'JuggerDoc' with the physical purchase of 'Juggernaut: Omega' while 'Juggernaut: Alpha' comes with a mini poster.

Once word of the dual, conceptual releases surfaced drummer Matt Halpern gave listeners insight into the themes behind the albums and the reason they are two distinct albums: “’Juggernaut’ is a story that is told through our music, and we want our audience to fully digest the whole experience. Because ‘Juggernaut’ is very detailed and dense in terms of character development, peaks and valleys, climaxes and resolutions we've divided the story and music in two, in the form of two separate albums. ‘Juggernaut: Alpha’, the first part of the story, focuses on the back story and character development, while part two/album two, ‘Juggernaut: Omega’, focuses on some pretty serious and gut-wrenching events, taking you for a thrill ride along the main character's complex journey. Although the albums are split in two physically, the story is only complete when the albums are digested consecutively, allowing the listener to recognize and hear the lyrical and musical overlapping themes, foreshadowing, and connected ideas.”

Make sure to grab your physical copies at your local record dealer or favourite mailorder. You can also get them under the following links:

Impericon have awesome bundles online: http://www.smarturl.it/PERIPHERY-impericon

Or secure 'Juggernaut' at one of the digital platforms such as:

PERIPHERY is currently in the midst of a North American tour. Next on their agenda are Russia, a full European tour with Devin Townsend Project and Shining which leads to a PERIPHERY headlining show in London, UK, on April 1st.

PERIPHERY
26.02.2015 (BY) Minsk - Re:Public
27.02.2015 (RUS) St. Petersburg - Zal Ozhidaniya
28.02.2015 (RUS) Moscow - Volta
02.03.2015 (RUS) Novosibirsk - Rock City
03.03.2015 (RUS) Yekaterinburg - Tele-Club

PERIPHERY
w/ Devin Townsend Project, Shining
05.03.15 (F) Paris - La Cigale
06.03.15 (D) Karlsruhe - Substage
07.03.15 (CH) Pratteln - Z7
08.03.15 (I) Milan - Live Club
10.03.15 (D) Munich - Backstage Werk
11.03.15 (A) Vienna - Arena
12.03.15 (H) Budapest - A38
13.03.15 (SLO) Bratislava - Majestic
14.03.15 (CZ) Prague - Roxy
16.03.15 (PL) Warsaw - Stodola
17.03.15 (D) Hamburg - Gruenspan
18.03.15 (DK) Aarhus - Voxhall
19.03.15 (N) Oslo - Rockefeller
21.03.15 (FIN) Seinäjoki - Rytmikorjaamo
22.03.15 (FIN) Helsinki - Circus
24.03.15 (S) Stockholm - Debaser
25.03.15 (DK) Copenhagen - Amager Bio
26.03.15 (D) Bochum - Matrix
27.03.15 (NL) Eindhoven - Effenaar
29.03.15 (UK) Bristol - O2 Academy
30.03.15 (UK) Glasgow - O2 ABC
31.03.15 (UK) Manchester - Academy

PERIPHERY + Xerath and Red Seas Fire
01.04.2015 (UK) London - O2 Academy Islington ***SOLD OUT***

16.-18.07.15 (ES) Viveiro - Resurrection Fest

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DR. LIVING DEAD! brand new video launched,


DR. LIVING DEAD! have launched a brand new video clip!

'TEAMxDEADx' – track number 3 on the upcoming album 'Crush The Sublime Gods' – is a prime example of the band’s fast forward, melodic yet aggressive thrash metal they are playing like no other.

Check out the video here: http://youtu.be/2Bs9VELpW5k

DR. LIVING DEAD!’s upcoming third studio album, 'Crush The Sublime Gods', will be released in Europe on February 23rd, 2015 through Century Media Records in the following formats:

Standard CD Jewelcase, limited Digipak CD (with two bonus tracks), limited LP (including the CD of the Digipak version) and as digital album. Detailed tracklists below.

Special sales bundles / exclusive items are available at CM Distro and EMP:

www.cmdistro.com (European pre-order to start Monday, January 26th!)

EMP are offering an exclusive “Digipak CD + Bandana” bundle! Be quick to get this limited item!!!

One fine new track of 'Crush The Sublime Gods has already been made available via Soundcloud in mid December. If you missed it so far, you might want to check it out now:

Be sure not to miss the Doctor’s live shows as main support for Suicidal Angels (tour dates below). There you will have the chance to get one of the limited 'TEAMxDEADx' 7inches that include one exclusive track!!!

'TEAMxDEADx' 7inch tracklist:

Side 1:
TEAMxDEADx *

Side 2:
Hologram **

* taken from the album 'Crush The Sublime Gods', out on Century Media Records on February 23rd
** exclusive track, not included on the album

'Crush The Sublime Gods' tracklist (CD/digital album):
1. Final Broadcast
2. Crush The Sublime Gods
3. TEAMxDEADx
4. Eternal Darkness Of The Fucked Up Mind
5. Buck$
6. Civilized To Death
7. Another Life
8. Force Fed
9. Scanners
10. Salvation
11. No Way Out
12. Triggerkiller
13. Wake Up…Join The Dead!

"Crush The Sublime Gods' tracklist (Limited Digipak CD):

1. Final Broadcast
2. Crush The Sublime Gods
3. TEAMxDEADx
4. Eternal Darkness Of The Fucked Up Mind
5. Buck$
6. Civilized To Death
7. Another Life
8. Force Fed
9. Scanners
10. Free? (exclusive bonus track)
11. Salvation
12. No Way Out
13. One Man's Truth (exclusive bonus track)
14. Triggerkiller
15. Wake Up…Join The Dead!

'Crush The Sublime Gods' tracklist (LP*):

Side 1
1. Final Broadcast
2. Crush The Sublime Gods
3. TEAMxDEADx
4. Eternal Darkness Of The Fucked Up Mind
5. Buck$
6. Civilized To Death
7. Another Life

Side 2
1. Force Fed
2. Scanners
3. Salvation
4. No Way Out
5. Triggerkiller
6. Wake Up…Join The Dead!

* also includes the CD of the limited Digipak version (with two bonus tracks)

DR. LIVING DEAD! live:

“Conquering Europe Part 2 - Out For Blood” tour 
Supporting: SUICIDAL ANGELS 
Special guest: ANGELUS APATRIDA 
Presented by: Legacy, Rock it!, Metalnews, Noizeletter

11.02.2015 (D) AACHEN Musikbunker
12.02.2015 (NL) BREDA Mezz
13.02.2015 (B) AARSCHOT De Klinker
14.02.2015 (D) ESSEN Turock
15.02.2015 (NL) LEUUWARDEN Club Romein
16.02.2015 (D) OSNABRÜCK Bastard Club
17.02.2015 (D) HAMBURG Marx
18.02.2015 (D) BERLIN K17
19.02.2015 (PL) WARSAW Progresja
20.02.2015 (PL) CRACOW Fabryka
21.02.2015 (CZ) ZLIN Masters of Rock Cafe
22.02.2015 (A) VIENNA Viper Room
24.02.2015 (SK) KOSICE Colloseum
25.02.2015 (HU) BUDAPEST Dürer Kert
26.02.2015 (SLO) LJUBLJANA Orto Bar
27.02.2015 (BA) SARAJEVO Club Sloga
28.02.2015 (SRB) BELGRADE Dom Omladine
01.03.2015 (HR) ZAGREB tba
03.03.2015 (SK) BRATISLAVA tba
04.03.2015 (A) GRAZ tba
05.03.2015 (I) MILAN Blue Rose Saloon
06.03.2015 (D) MUNICH Backstage
07.03.2015 (CH) LENZBURG Met Bar
08.03.2015 (F) TOULOUSE Connexion
10.03.2015 (E) BARCELONA Razzmatazz 2
11.03.2015 (E) MURCIA Garaje
12.03.2015 (E) MADRID Shoko
13.03.2015 (E) BILBAO Euskal Metal Assault Festival
14.03.2015 (F) NICE Alterax
15.03.2015 (F) PARIS Glaz'art
17.03.2015 (D) WEINHEIM Cafe Central
18.03.2015 (D) AALEN Rock It
19.03.2015 (A) INNSBRUCK Weekender
20.03.2015 (D) HERBOLDZHEIM Atlantis
21.03.2015 (D) LEIPZIG Hellraiser
22.03.2015 (D) COLOGNE MTC

DR. LIVING DEAD! online:

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