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UBERPALOOZA just two weeks away - celebrate five glunktastic years of Uber Rock! Print E-mail
Monday, 01 September 2014 17:15

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UBER ROCK's fifth birthday is mere weeks away and that means three things:

 

On August 29th we'll blow out our five thumb-shaped candles, high five each other, and announce the next Uber Rock's Dead End Drive-In team-up with Brynmawr's Market Hall Cinema, the oldest cinema in Wales.

 

On September 3rd Episode 46 of The Uber Rock Radio Show will air live and, as well as featuring the perfect-for-radio good looks of Gaz, Johnny H and Rob "The Butcher" Watkins, will find some of the Uber Rock Massive guesting in the studio, picking songs and generally being idiotic.

 

Then, on September 13th, UBERPALOOZA hits The Dolls House in Abertillery! Yes, our hotly-anticipated birthday gig will finally be in your eyes, ears, throat and loins!

 

We'll be raffling a box of promo material from the inner sanctum of URHQ so big that you won't want to win it as you'll have to carry it home! Also, every Uber Rock shirt will be available for £5 for one night only...including the latest 'Listen To Glunk' pentagram design and our brand new shirt available first (possibly only!) to Uberpalooza attendees! We've bastardized a classic design for this new shirt and the results are poptastic! We'll have limited numbers of these bad boys available and only what's left after the gig will be put in The Church of Merch Big Cartel store.

 

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These shirts are, of course, only the cherry on top of a gig line-up so tasty that even BRfm's Chris "The Weasel" Phillips fancies taking a great big bite out of it!

 

Headlining Uberpalooza are DIRT BOX DISCO, fresh from Rebellion Festival where they crammed 1,300 people into a 1,200 capacity venue. If you've already seen them then you'll know that they're one of the best live bands in the country. They might actually be the best - only one way to find out, kids...

 

They'll be joined by THE SICK LIVERS, the glunk drunk ne'er-do-wells from South Wales who, as well as being handsome in a certain light, have a special place in the black heart of Abertillery Rawk City and The Dolls House - expect confetti bombs, gutter punk 'n' roll, and lowbrow lyrical lunacy.

 

If you're hated by the NME then you're loved by Uber Rock, and THE HIP PRIESTS fit the bill on both counts. With new album 'Black Denim Blitz' now balls-deep in clued-in music fans' ears, these fucked-up garage punks are primed to explode in a mess of jizz and whizz - dress appropriately.

 

JD & the FDCs are Uber Rock Album Of The Year winners and have already headlined the Uberpalooza venue - that's how strong this line-up is! Fresh from supporting the legendary Misfits on their UK tour, this eight-legged rock 'n' roll machine rolls back into Quimtillery armed with lashings of infectious tunesmithery! Stupid music played by idiots? No way...

 

Finally, opening up proceedings in a way only they know how, or why, are TRIGGER McPOOPSHUTE. They've just supported Down By Law and the Chuck Norris Experiment and are about to support hardcore skate punk legends The Stupids. Y'know that switch inside your head that warns you that you're about to go too far? These guys have no such switch!

 

Oh yeah, one more thing - entry is FREE!

 

This will be a night to remember so don't be a loser, be at UBERPALOOZA!!

 

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More details HERE!

 

 
THUNDER announce three-date UK arena tour: REEF & TAX THE HEAT to support Print E-mail
Monday, 01 September 2014 17:10

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THUNDER will play a three-date UK arena tour next March. Reef will be Special Guests at the shows, with Tax The Heat opening. Dates are:

 

March 2015
Thur 12th - Leeds First Direct Arena
Fri 13th - Birmingham NIA
Sat 14th - London Eventim Apollo

 

18 Top 40 hit singles in the UK, a stack of gold and silver albums around the world, a whole host of awards and a fanbase of unswerving loyalty are accomplishments most bands can only dream of, but for British rock band Thunder these are stepping stones in a twenty-five career that have ensured that whenever they have stepped away from the limelight their legend has only grown further.
 
Having shared the stage with both Aerosmith at Clapham Calling and Mott The Hoople at The O2 in the past year, Thunder will soon emerge from the studio with a brand new album and their own long-awaited shows. Performing to over 20,000 fans across these three headline concerts, in association with Live Nation, the band will be delivering a set of stone-cold hits alongside new material from one of the landmark albums of their illustrious career.
 
Lead singer Danny Bowes says: "There's always been an incredible bond between our band and Thunder fans all around the world, nowhere more so than the UK, and we're really proud of that. Our audience has continued to grow over the past few years, so these shows will be a coming together of our old fans and the new ones in a fantastic celebration. We're extremely proud of the new album and we can't wait to play the new songs alongside the classics."
 
Joining Thunder on these shows will be REEF, who will be appearing as Special Guests. Reef have clocked up a sizeable array of hit singles and a formidable live presence since first exploding onto the music scene in 1994 as part of a revitalized Britrock scene alongside the likes of Skunk Anansie and Feeder.
 
Says lead singer Gary Stringer: "It is our great pleasure to be heading out on the road with a standalone band like Thunder. They've carved out their own path without conforming to anybody else's ideals and we can't wait to get on stage with them next year and have a huge party. Let the good times roll!"
 
Joining Thunder and Reef will be sharp-dressed, rhythm & blues rockers Tax The Heat from Bristol, whose debut EP was produced by the legendary Chris Goss (QOTSA, The Cult, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Masters Of Reality).
 
This tour brings together three great British bands, each with their own individual take on rock 'n' roll, to deliver a fantastic night of music and celebration for fans old and new.
 
Tickets priced at £30 (+booking fee) go on sale exclusively via Thunder's Facebook store (http://goo.gl/D9kYSe) on Tues 2nd September at 9am.
 
O2 customers and Planet Rock listeners get priority booking from Weds 3rd September with Live Nation & Ticketmaster subscribers able to buy tickets from Thursday 4th September.
 
All other tickets go on sale on Friday 5th September here http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/thunder-tickets
 
Thunder's brand new studio album will be revealed very shortly.

 

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Upcoming live shows last chance to see SHADOWS FALL in Europe Print E-mail
Monday, 01 September 2014 17:06

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In the middle of last week, Grammy nominated metal heavyweights SHADOWS FALL announced that their recently commenced 'Hell On Earth' tour would be the band's final full tour of Europe.

 

The Hell On Earth tour is currently blazing its way across Europe as we speak where Shadows Fall are appearing as special guests to headliners Unearth. The full statement from the band about their future, originally posted on their Facebook page, is included below:

 

"Massachusetts metal band Shadows Fall will embark on their final European tour in less than a week. The 'Hell On Earth' tour will begin in Frankfurt, Germany on Aug. 29 and runs until Sept. 14. The tour also features Unearth, The Acacia Strain and War of Ages. The band has been touring non-stop for over a decade and has decided that it's time to "take a hiatus" from future extensive touring. In addition to this upcoming European run, Shadows Fall are planning a final North American tour and will possibly visit a few other territories some time over the next year. We will post details once everything is locked in.

 

There are many factors that are behind this difficult decision that the band has been dealing with for some time now. In a nutshell it comes down to families, member availability, and finances. Further impacting our decision is the fact that we have two members with young children. Plain and simple, they want to be with their families to watch their kids grow. Touring full time in a band these days has never been more difficult financially. When you have to ensure the future comfort of your family, difficult decisions have to be made. Another reason is the fact that our lead guitarist (Jon Donais) is now in Anthrax, which makes it hard for us to do any extensive touring with our full lineup. Due to his obligations with Anthrax, he will not be able to join us on this European tour. Felipe Roa will once again fill Jon's position and we are thankful to him for joining us on this run. Also returning for this tour is original bassist Paul Romanko who has sat out from touring for the last two years to raise his son.

 

This has been a real hard decision for all of us to make but we feel at this time this is the right thing to do. We don't hate each other, we're not bitter, we in fact still have a really great time together, but the ride has slowed down and it's time for the next chapters in our lives, whatever that may be. We can't thank the fans that have supported Shadows Fall since the beginning enough. Without you, none of this would have been possible. For the past decade and a half, we have been able to create the music we have always wanted to hear and share it with music fans everywhere. That being said, you still may see us at a festival or two over the next few years…if they ask, we will come! In the meantime please check out the dates for the last European go around and we will see you out there!"

 

The 'Hell On Earth' tour featuring headliners Unearth, special guests Shadows Fall, The Acacia Strain, War Of Ages and Pay No Respect makes the following UK stops THIS WEEK:

 

2nd September - Hobos - Bridgend, Wales
3rd September - Hairy Dog - Derby, England
4th September - Camden Town Underworld - London, England

 

Massachusetts natives Shadows Fall are one of the pioneers of the New Wave Of American Heavy Metal movement of the early '00s alongside their good friends in Killswitch Engage as well as Lamb of God and others. They have produced some of the finest modern metal albums of the last fifteen years and are one of the most consistent live bands on the planet today. Do not miss this opportunity to be a part of their final official tour of the UK. Shadows Fall's most recent album, 'Fire From The Sky', was released through Razor & Tie in May 2012.

 

You can find Shadows Fall in the following places:
http://www.shadowsfall.com
https://www.facebook.com/shadowsfall
https://www.twitter/com/shadowsfallband

 

 
UK pop punksters DIAMOND DAYS set to release 'We've Come A Long Way' EP Print E-mail
Monday, 01 September 2014 17:01

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Emerging energetic alt. rockers DIAMOND DAYS are poised to stake their claim as one of the most exciting UK breakthrough bands of the year. The ascending foursome have created a blistering EP, 'We've Come A Long Way', out Monday 17th November through all stores, and it's loaded to the nines with a barrage of killer tracks and contagious hooks.

 

Sparking glowing comparisons to You Me At Six and US superstars Fall Out Boy, Diamond Days fuse a crafty tunesmith approach with a sincere and emotive delivery.

 

Coming at you from the north west, Diamond Days hit the ground running, and after a series of lengthy rehearsals, they swiftly entered the studio to record their debut single, 'Start It From The End'. The track instantly took social media by storm, grabbing attention from Twitter and YouTube fans and resulted in over 60,000 views and more than 20,000 followers. Through concentrated gigging and by delivering stunning live performances, word has rapidly begun to spread about the energetic punk poppers.

 

Now with momentum on their side, Diamond Days have just completed work on their stunning new EP, 'We've Come A Long Way', with rising producer Seb Berrios. The record really is something special, and destined to command your attention. The EP kicks off in supreme style with the high octane and utterly infectious 'Let Go', which is earmarked as the next single. 'Home (A Million Miles Away)' soon flexes it muscles while still showcasing the band's adept use of dynamics. Their future forthcoming single 'I Rewind' is next up; featuring Harry Radford from Yashin, the single is ripe for radio airwaves and perfectly displays the foursome's songwriting prowess. 'You're Not Alone' continues to ignite as it brings the EP to a fitting close with its punchy verses and colossal refrain that soars to gargantuan proportions.

 

The alternative tunesmiths will hit the road later this year and have supports lined up with the likes of The Blackout, William Control and
Verses.

 

https://www.facebook.com/DiamondDaysUK
https://twitter.com/DiamondDaysUK

 

 
CORRUPT MORAL ALTAR announce more shows in run up to Damnation Festival Print E-mail
Monday, 01 September 2014 16:51

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CORRUPT MORAL ALTAR's crusade continues on their thankfully plentiful live schedule. Liverpool’s raging metal miscreation are fresh from unleashing their debut full-length, 'Mechanical Tides', with Metal Hammer describing it as a “wholly brutal and violent display of giving zero f*cks.”
 
Since their inception in 2012, Corrupt Moral Altar have been connecting the dots and revisiting the forever undead spirit of original punk, filling in the blanks left by decades of musical evolution, and adding sludge, grind and hardcore elements to their sound. This fistful of aggression was slammed straight into the faces of their adversaries, creating shockwaves with the immediate release of their 'Needle Drugs' demo in the year of their founding as well as the 2013 EPs 'Luciferian Deathcult' and 'Whiskey Sierra', which received a glowing welcome in the UK press especially.

 

Corrupt Moral Altar underlined their ambitions with intimidating live shows alongside renowned bands such as Brutal Truth, Psycroptic, Extreme Noise Terror, Hour of Penance and more and this September and October they shall take to the road again, bringing along Madrid's Teething and Chicago's grinding hardcore band, Sick/Tired. Here are the dates:
 
September tour w/ Teething
11th King Billy, Hull England
12th Tye Die Tapes, Sheffield England
13th Stuck On A Name, Nottingham England
14th Secret Gig, Birmingham England
15th Old Blue Last, London England
16th Sticky Mikes Frogs Bar, Brighton England (*CMA only)
17th Exchange, Bristol England
18th Tiki Bar, Plymouth England
19th Firehouse, Southampton England
20th Incubate Festival, Tilburg Netherlands
21st Kavka, Antwerp, Belgium

 

October tour w/ Sick/Tired
18 Bloodshedfest, Eindhoven NL
19 Hof van Beroep, Brugge BE
20 Koma F, Berlin DE
21 Liwi, Leipzig DE
22 Modra Vopice, Prague CZ
23 Cafete, Bern CH
24 Blue Rose, Milan IT
25 Go! Fest, Rome IT
CMA ONLY:
26 Klubi, Zurich CH
27 Reims FR
28 Ramsgate Music Hall, Ramsgate UK
30 Opium, Edinburgh UK
31 Head Of Steam, Newcastle UK

 

November
1st Damnation Festival, Leeds England

 

[Photo credit: Ester Segarra]
 
http://www.corruptmoralaltar.com
http://facebook.com/CorruptMoralAltar
http://twitter.com/CorruptMoralAlt

 

 
KNOCK OUT KAINE ink deal with Rocksector Records Print E-mail
Monday, 01 September 2014 16:47

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British rockers KNOCK OUT KAINE have signed a deal with Rocksector Records for their next album, with a release date of March 2015 provisionally planned.

 

Since inception in 2005, this band has been putting itself on the map both in the UK & Europe, winning KERRANG!'s Best Unsigned Live Act award in 2008 and touring with Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler, as well as Chris Holmes of W.A.S.P. in 2011. A slot at Download Festival also followed in the same year. A debut album, 'House Of Sins', was released through DOTT Music in Germany in 2012, a year which also saw Knock Out Kaine open up in Glasgow for UK rock legends Status Quo. In 2013 the band opened for Love/Hate & also played Hard Rock Hell AOR Festival.

 

Armed with new management, a new record deal and a new music video, 'Set The Night On Fire', featuring a cameo appearance by Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden (view here), Knock Out Kaine now prepare for a new album release in 2015.

 

Says Mark Appleton of Rocksector Records: "Knock Out Kaine is one of the sleeping giants of the British rock scene with an extensive fanbase already in place and more than sufficient musical weaponry to push that even further. I'm genuinely proud to add them to the label roster and can confidently say that together we're going to release a great album that rock fans worldwide will love."

 

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It's our party and we'll listen to The Cry if we want to! UBER ROCK turns 5! Print E-mail
Friday, 29 August 2014 16:32

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Five years ago today, August 29th, GG Allin and Michael Jackson's birthday, a little ol' website opened its virtual doors, welcoming anyone who hadn't given up on life, on music, and was still willing to seek out and cherish the coolest music from the hottest new bands.

 

Yes, Uber Rock celebrates its fifth birthday secure in the knowledge that the dreams of the thumbed avenger Johnny H and hair metal hunk Gaz E (I'm not writing this, honest!), the UR elders, have come true. All we wanted to do was get all our mates together in one big gang and take the piss out of rubbish bands while, more importantly, pointing clued-in music fans in the direction of new bands, records and tours that they shouldn't really be missing out on.

 

With over 330,000 different readers in 2013 we guess it's a case of job well done!

 

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We always said that while we would never be the biggest website in the world - due to our stubborn refusal to conform, kiss ass or suck cock for freebies - we could be the coolest, and we think we're pretty cool! Don't agree? Then fuck off back to your insipid 'rock' magazine that you bought in a supermarket.

 

Five years is a bit of a milestone, of that I'm sure we all agree, but it doesn't stop here: no, Uber Rock will continue, onwards and upwards, until every one of your pennies has been spent on cool music, must-attend tickets for the most kickass shows, and top quality merch!

 

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Writing of merch, a brand new, poptastic Uber Rock shirt will be available first to all attendees of Uberpalooza, our fifth birthday party that takes place on September 13th and will basically consist of as many members of the Uber Rock Massive as possible - and if you're reading this that includes you! - dancing the night away to some of the bands that we've loved, lusted after and lauded over in the past five years: we're talking, of course, about Dirt Box Disco, The Sick Livers, The Hip Priests, JD & the FDCs and Trigger McPoopshute.

 

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Next Wednesday, Episode 46 of The Uber Rock Radio Show will feature several members of said UR Massive guesting in the studio alongside the handsome Gaz and adequate Johnny and Rob "The Butcher" Watkins, looking back over the past five uber rocking years and previewing Uberpalooza.

 

But, as it's the actual birthday of the site today, we had to make some kind of special announcement: On October 31st, Uber Rock will once again team up with the Market Hall Cinema in Brynmawr - the oldest cinema in Wales, recently nominated for the Cinema Of The Year award - bringing our Dead End Drive-In to the iconic building for a second time as we join forces to present a Hallowe'en All-Nighter; horror movies from dusk 'til dawn, with a little bit of a rock 'n' roll vibe to at least one of them. The films and full details will be confirmed nearer to All Hallow's Eve but, until then, write the date in your diary...in blood!

 

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All that's left to do as we prepare to tuck into a big ol' cake is thank each and every one of you for supporting us for the past five years: reading articles, listening to the radio show, buying merch, the whole shebang. We heart you.

 

It's our party, and we'll listen to The CRY! if we want to.....

 

 

 
ANTHRAX to release 'Chile On Hell' DVD/2CD on October 20th Print E-mail
Friday, 29 August 2014 16:29

Get ready to mosh in the privacy of your own home, because multiple Grammy-nominated thrash masters ANTHRAX have announced the release of 'Chile On Hell', a live-in-concert DVD that is due on October 20th.

 

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'Chile On Hell' was filmed at the Teatro Caupolican in Santiago, Chile on May 10, 2013 and features ANTHRAX performing an extended set that featured songs from the band's entire catalogue.

 

'Chile On Hell' will be available on DVD and Blu-ray and 2 live CDs and was recorded in 5.1 surround sound.

 

"Santiago was the perfect place to film the show for this," said ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante. "When we'd played there in the past, we'd finish our set, play our encore and go back to the dressing room. But every time, the fans would continue to scream and cheer and clap. I mean, they went on and on, they wouldn't stop. One time Scott [Ian, guitar] and I walked out to the side of the stage just to watch what was going on in the audience, it was intense. Why wouldn't we want to film a DVD in front of an audience like that?"

 

"Plus," Benante continued, "the time was right to do this DVD… We wanted to finish on a high note. We didn't want to look back and regret that we didn't record the live show."

 

'Chile On Hell' was produced by Jay Ruston and filmed by City Drive Entertainment Group and DC3 Global. The DVD's cover art was designed by Stephen Thompson, who partnered with Benante to "redesign" the artwork from last year's 'Anthems' EP.

 

The band's setlist was as follows:

 

01. Among The Living
02. Caught In A Mosh
03. I Am The Law
04. Efilnikufesin (N.F.L.)
05. A Skeleton In The Closet
06. March Of The S.O.D. (STORMTROOPERS OF DEATH cover)
07. In The End
08. Deathrider
09. T.N.T. (AC/DC cover)
10. I'm Alive
11. Indians
12. Medusa
13. In My World
14. Got The Time (Joe Jackson cover)
15. Fight 'Em 'Til You Can't

 

Encore:

 

16. I'm The Man / Raining Blood (SLAYER cover)
17. Madhouse
18. Antisocial (TRUST cover)

 

You can pre-order your copy here: http://bit.ly/ANTHRAX-Chile

 

 
Sleep, Orange Goblin & My Sleeping Karma confirmed for DESERTFEST LONDON 2015 Print E-mail
Friday, 29 August 2014 16:24

European stoner/doom/psych festival DESERTFEST LONDON just unveiled the first batch of bands to be part of its fourth edition, taking place on April 24-26th, 2015 in Camden. Tickets are on sale now, so it's time to make plans for next spring!

 

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First bands confirmed are:

 

SLEEP (headlining Koko's on Sunday 26th)
ORANGE GOBLIN
MY SLEEPING KARMA

 

For the fourth year running, Camden’s finest venues will be hosting one of the most exciting stoner/doom/sludge/psyche gatherings in Europe, for a full weekend of fuzzed-out tunes, psychedelia and partying. After they announced their long-awaited return a few weeks ago, American stoner rock pioneers SLEEP will be treating the Desertfest crowd to their twenty minutes long smoked-out sonic odysseys, with an exclusive headlining set at London’s famous venue Koko’s on the Sunday. Camden’s ground is set to tremble once again this year, with UK metal heavyweights ORANGE GOBLIN delivering their fiery metal anthems, for a one-off 20th anniversary special performance. This first announcement couldn’t be complete without a cosmic touch (because it wouldn’t be DESERTFEST if we weren’t sonically high at least once), brought to you by German psych trio MY SLEEPING KARMA.

 

Keep an ear to the ground as more bands will be announced really soon!
 
DESERTFEST LONDON
April 24-26th 2015 in Camden Town
Koko - Electric Ballroom - The Underworld - The Black Heart

 

More info at: http://www.thedesertfest.com

 

 
Donny Osmond comments on BUTCHER BABIES covering 'Crazy Horses' on new EP Print E-mail
Friday, 29 August 2014 16:21

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Taking a page from heroes METALLICA and GUNS N' ROSES, Los Angeles breakthrough metal act BUTCHER BABIES have recorded an EP of cover tunes that will surely please fans of the band, as well as fans of the artists that performed them originally.

 

Titled 'Uncovered', this EP (digital only!) will be released on October 6 in Europe (September 30 in North America) and features the following five tracks:
 
1. Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers (ZZ Top cover)
2. They're Coming to Take Me Away (Napoleon XIV cover)
3. Don't Give a Fuck (Suicidal Tendencies cover)
4. Crazy Horses (The Osmonds cover)
5. Pussy Whipped (S.O.D. cover)
 
BUTCHER BABIES' Carla Harvey (vocals) comments: "It was a blast recording songs that we have been fans of our entire lives and putting our spin on them. We all chose a song that had some significance to us. My pick was 'They're Coming to Take Me Away' by NAPOLEON XIV because I have a vivid memory of my stepdad, who I considered completely insane, playing it over and over again on his car stereo when I was a pre-teen. The song is about being taken away to a mental institution. I can still see him tapping his fingers on his steering wheel to the beat..."
 
BUTCHER BABIES' Heidi Shepherd (vocals) adds: "As an eight or nine-year-old little girl, I used to rummage through my parents' albums and 8-tracks looking for some cool music. In hopes that my parents had at least a little bit of good taste, I would play every single song looking for something that I could latch on to. That's when I came across 'Crazy Horses' by THE OSMONDS; it was the heaviest song I had heard at that age. I would play that song over and over and over again, I was addicted. To this date, it's still one of my favorite songs and reminds me so much of growing up in Provo, Utah."

 

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In regards to BUTCHER BABIES' cover of The Osmonds' 'Crazy Horses', Donny Osmond comments: "When we released 'Crazy Horses,' we were pushing against what THE OSMONDS were known for, but it became a greatest hit. The BUTCHER BABIES have reinvented this song in a creative and innovative way -- and that's what music is about. Now...what if I had recorded 'Puppy Love' like this?"
 
BUTCHER BABIES released their Century Media debut full length, 'Goliath', at the beginning of 2013 and took part in that year's Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, where they are a mainstay on the Jagermeister stage and a breakout band of the fest. Following that, they toured the US with the legendary Glenn Danzig and were invited to play at Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare. Early 2014 saw the band invade Europe for the first time, where they quickly established themselves as one of the dominant new-comers in the global heavy metal scene. The band then spent the Spring of 2014 on tour with BLACK LABEL SOCIETY and DOWN, playing on many of America's premier metal festivals - Columbus OH's Rock on the Range and Oklahoma's Rocklahoma, to name a few. It was on this tour that the band made plans to record some of their favorite tunes. Each band member chose a track, and in the early summer of this year, they entered the studio with producer Logan Mader (Devildriver, Gojira, 5 Finger Death Punch) to dissect and "butcher" these five classics, creating something all their own.
 
BUTCHER BABIES online:
http://www.facebook.com/ButcherBabiesMusic    
http://www.twitter.com/ButcherBabies  

 

 
ROBBIE CAVANAGH has 'The Willingness To Move' on new video - watch here! Print E-mail
Friday, 29 August 2014 16:16

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Singer/Songwriter ROBBIE CAVANAGH celebrates the release of the first official music video from his debut album 'The State Of Maine'.

 

The video for the song 'The Willingness To Move' features British actress Anna Passey (Hollyoaks) and tells the story of a girl finding closure by returning a case of memories to the place she last saw her father.   

 

The video was written and directed by Robbie and was filmed by Manchester-based videographers Tom Rout and Jonny Woodhead.

 

'The Willingness To Move' is the second track from Robbie's debut solo album 'The State Of Maine', released on 4th April 2014.

 

Robbie and his band continue to perform around the UK and Europe as part of the promotional campaign for 'The State Of Maine'.

 

 

http://www.robbiecavanagh.co.uk

 

 
MATT STARR to stand in for PAT TORPEY on MR. BIG World Tour Print E-mail
Thursday, 28 August 2014 17:23

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Following yesterday’s announcement detailing the revised September 29th UK release date for MR. BIG’s forthcoming studio album, '...The Stories We Could Tell' (Sept 30th in North America), the band have today confirmed Matt Starr as drummer Pat Torpey’s replacement on their upcoming 2014 World Tour.

 

Starr, currently Ace Frehley's drummer, will sit in for Torpey (who was recently diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease) throughout Mr. Big's tour in support of the new album.

 

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The album is available for pre-order via Amazon UK. Mr. Big kick off their European tour on Friday October 17th at London’s Koko. Visit the official Mr. Big website for full 2014 tour dates: http://www.mrbigsite.com/

 

 
Uberpalooza headliners DIRT BOX DISCO release 'King Of The Castle' video - watch here! Print E-mail
Thursday, 28 August 2014 17:18

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DIRT BOX DISCO, who will be headlining Uber Rock's 5th birthday celebration, Uberpalooza, next month, have released a brand new, no expense spared music video for the song, 'King Of The Castle'.

 

Watch the video for the song, taken from their latest, uber-approved album, 'Bloonz', below.

 

DIRT BOX DISCO join THE SICK LIVERS, THE HIP PRIESTS, JD & the FDCS, and TRIGGER McPOOPSHUTE at Uberpalooza on Saturday, September 13th - more details HERE!

 

 

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www.dirtboxdisco.co.uk

 

 
THE MELVINS preview first song from new album, 'Hold It In' - listen here! Print E-mail
Thursday, 28 August 2014 17:14

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THE MELVINS are streaming a new song, 'Brass Cupcake', from upcoming album, 'Hold It In', and you can hear it below!

 

 

Joining Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover for the 12-song album - released on October 13th via Ipecac Recordings - are Butthole Surfers' guitar player Paul Leary and bass player JD Pinkus. 'Hold It In' was recorded in both Los Angeles and Austin earlier this year.
 
"'Brass Cupcake' is possibly my favorite track on 'Hold It In'! We wrote this song with Pinkus and Paul in mind, once we knew this project was a go," explained Dale Crover. "It's our version of what we think pop music should sound like. Get ready to freak out!"
 
Digital pre-orders for 'Hold It In' are available now via iTunes with the album lead-off, 'Bride of Crankenstein', offered as an immediate download upon order: http://geni.us/MelvinsHoldItIn
 
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THE RABID WHOLE release 'Don't Stop Now' music video from upcoming EP Print E-mail
Thursday, 28 August 2014 17:10

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Toronto-based Alternative Rock band THE RABID WHOLE have released the official music video for their track 'Don't Stop Now' (originally premiering with BlankTV) from their upcoming EP, 'Problems' (out September 23rd) - watch it below.

 

The band has also announced the first batch of tour North American tour dates with Cyanotic, dubbed "The Terminatour". Click on the banner below for an up to date list of "Terminatour" tour dates:

 

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"This year is definitely a year of boundary pushing for TRW. The video, which is our favorite to date, showcases the horror/thriller genre...with a little bit of psychedelia thrown in the mix. We had an awesome time shooting this, and we think our fans will love it. Special thanks to director Peter J Arvidsson." - Andreas Weiss

 

Delivering 21st century, high-energy, electro-alternative rock, The Rabid Whole gives a refreshing take on a familiar sound. Their live act has been described by Lithium Magazine as: "painting great futuristic scenery with an eerie atmosphere...instantly causes the listener to get lost in the music and then whisked away on a surreal sci-fi trip."

 

Set to release the highly anticipated follow-up to 2012's critically acclaimed 'Refuge', the new release, 'Problems', includes credits from music industry heavy-hitters Dave 'Rave' Ogilvie (Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson), Noah Mintz (Death From Above 1979, Danko Jones), and Karl Schubach (Misery Signals).

 

The Rabid Whole have toured across the USA & Canada several times, played SXSW, NXNE, CMW, Indieweek, and Coldwaves festivals, as well as shared the stage with recognized national/international acts Dope Stars Inc, The Birthday Massacre, Econoline Crush, Hinder, Apoptygma Berzerk, Bile, to name just a few.

 

 

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