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If it Was my Band… new book released August 1st to help musicians get started Print E-mail
Monday, 28 July 2014 06:31

If it Was my Band… the new book from multi award-winning radio presenter, gig promoter and radio plugger, Emma Scott, with illustrations from Sydonia Aitken-Ballard, is released on August 1st 2014. 

 

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Drawing upon her 25 years in the music industry, Emma shares insider information on the business with the aim of helping bands and musicians all over the world to break into the industry and/or further their music career.  

 

Revealing the inner-workings of the music industry, If It Was My Band… is the ideal book to have if you’re planning a career in music.  Amongst the hundreds of tips to help you increase your chance of success, the book provides ideas of how to make money from your music as well as how to avoid wasting money in your quest for success.  

 

Over the years, Emma has interviewed bands at the beginning of their careers and seen them get signed, get big and, in some cases, get dropped again. Working on radio shows at stations like Kerrang! Radio, Power FM, Galaxy and Metro FM, she's interviewed hundreds of artists of all genres, from Foo Fighters to Five Star, Bloc Party to Bad Boys Inc, Marillion to My Chemical Romance.

 

During her work as a TV and radio presenter, gig promoter, A & R manager at an independent record label and a radio plugger, Emma came into contact with thousands of musicians every year and it became apparent that many of them didn’t know how to talk to industry people and help show their music off in the best light - and ultimately make music their full time job.

 

There were so many times when Emma received a badly written email or worked with a badly behaved band at a gig that she found herself muttering the words, “If it was MY band I wouldn’t write an email like that or act like that…” and she started making notes every time she came across clueless or bad behaviour.  Before she knew it, she had another book on her hands.

 

Nearly two years later, the characters from the book (band members, a band manager, music lawyer, fan-girl, DJ and punk rocker) and Emma’s words have finally become one and the result is stunning! Simple to understand and easy to read, If It Was My Band has been brought to life by Awkward Illustration’s Sydonia Aitken-Ballard, who Emma approached after seeing Syd’s “Rock Bunny” design. 

 

Chapters include Starting Out, Getting Gigs, Building a Buzz, How to Manage the Band and Making Music a Full Time Job. There’s a handy glossary of industry terms and helpful contacts as well as a “checklist for success” which any musician can go through and tick boxes off as they achieve each new step. Written through the eyes of a band member, each point made in the book comes from a real-life situation that Emma has experienced. 

 

With over 300 points in the book as well as inspirational stories and facts about U2, The Killers, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Biffy Clyro, David Guetta, Paolo Nutini, Elbow, Snow Patrol, and Oasis, together with quotes from Kurt Cobain, Jon Bon Jovi, Ozzy Osbourne, Mick Jagger and Paul Weller, If It Was My Band… is the compass and the map to help any aspiring musician.

 

Emma says: 'By reading this book, musicians will get to learn from other people’s mistakes and pick up hundreds of tips along the way - I’m really proud of it!” 

 

http://ifitwasmyband.com

 

 

 
Multi-format tracklistings detailed for new ACE FREHLEY album, 'Space Invader' Print E-mail
Friday, 25 July 2014 18:12

2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee ACE FREHLEY has signed to Steamhammer / SPV to release his first solo album in five years, ‘Space Invader’, containing 11 brand new original songs, plus a cover of Steve Miller’s ‘The Joker’, on August 18th.
 
‘Space Invader’, the cover of which was painted by Ken Kelly, the famous creator of KISS’ ‘Destroyer’ and ‘Love Gun’ albums artwork, will be available as a limited edition Digipak CD, (including 2 bonus tracks and poster) as well as a standard jewel case CD. ‘Space Invader’ will also be released as a double gatefold coloured vinyl album, boasting 4 bonus tracks, printed inner sleeves, and a CD in a cardboard sleeve, while the iTunes version of ‘Space Invader’ will include the 14 tracks contained on the digipak.

 

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Frehley has released an official statement surrounding his new studio album:

 

“Life on Earth has been very good to me, and the body of work I’ve created over the years has withstood the test of time.  Today I see no obstacles before me and my creativity has never been more fine tuned. Growing up in an Alien world has enhanced my senses and allowed me to succeed where others would have failed. The best is yet to come!”
 
Widely known as the original ‘Space Ace’ and founding guitarist for 16 cumulative years (over 2 tenures) of multi platinum selling rock band KISS, Frehley is demonstrably the most popular original member, having enjoyed the best selling solo album career (vintage or current) of the original foursome.
 
Frehley’s self titled solo debut ‘Ace Frehley’ album, which was released in 1978, went on to sell well over one million copies, and produced the only Top 40 single, ‘New York Groove’, to be taken from any of the legendary KISS band members’ solo albums to date.
 
‘New York Groove’, which peaked at #13 in Billboard’s top 100 singles chart, was most recently featured in an episode of cult show ‘Entourage’ and was also KISS’ second bestselling download in 2012, besting such KISS Army anthems as ‘I Was Made For Lovin’ You’ ‘Beth’ and ‘Calling Dr. Love’ - even after 36 years.
 
After his departure from KISS, Ace went on to release four more solo albums and one live EP, culminating with his most recent opus, ‘Anomaly’ in 2009, which received a more than welcoming response from critics; "‘Anomaly' shows why many rock and metal guitarists list ‘Space Ace’ as a prime six-string influence," proclaimed Rolling Stone.

 

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Tracklistings:

 

Limited Digi CD incl. 2 bonus tracks and poster

 

1. Space Invader
2. Gimme A Feelin` (radio edit)
3. I Wanna Hold You
4. Change
5. Toys
6. Immortal Pleasures
7. Inside The Vortex
8. What Every Girl Wants
9. Past The Milky Way
10. Reckless
11. The Joker
12. Starship

 

Bonus Tracks:
13. The Joker (extended version)
14. Reckless (different remix version)

 

Standard Version

 

1. Space Invader
2. Gimme A Feelin` (radio edit)
3. I Wanna Hold You
4. Change
5. Toys
6. Immortal Pleasures
7. Inside The Vortex
8. What Every Girl Wants
9. Past The Milky Way
10. Reckless
11. The Joker
12. Starship

 

2 LP gatefold version incl. 4 bonus tracks, coloured vinyl, printed innersleeves

 

Side 1
1. Space Invader
2. Gimme A Feelin` (radio edit)
3. I Wanna Hold You
4. Change

 

Side 2
1. Toys
2. Immortal Pleasures
3. Inside The Vortex
4. What Every Girl Wants

 

Side 3
1. Past The Milky Way
2. Reckless
3. The Joker
4. Starship

 

Side 4 (Bonus Tracks)
1. The Joker (extended version)
2. Reckless (different remix version)
3. Space Invader (radio edit)
4. Gimme A Feelin` (explicit version)

 

iTunes Version

 

1. Space Invader
2. Gimme A Feelin` (radio edit)
3. I Wanna Hold You
4. Change
5. Toys
6. Immortal Pleasures
7. Inside The Vortex
8. What Every Girl Wants
9. Past The Milky Way
10. Reckless
11. The Joker
12. Starship

 

Bonus Tracks:
13. Space Invader (radio edit)
14. Gimme A Feelin` (explicit version)

 

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https://www.facebook.com/officialacefrehley

 

 
FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS to play 'The Cabaret Of The Damned' Halloween show Print E-mail
Friday, 25 July 2014 18:09

London based five piece FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS have just launched their very own, hand crafted, social network platform, entitled, OBSIDIAN BOND.

 

It's a platform that fans subscribe to and receive unlimited exclusive content, including one track a week from their forthcoming album that can be streamed in its entirety for one week only to Obsidian Bond users.
 
Not only this, but the users will get access to exclusive video content, new lyrics and guitar tabs, podcasts and updates from the band themselves and also a chance to earn an FVK currency to utilise on the platform, to climb up the ranks within the platform, and earn rewards and more exclusive material/experiences.
 
With the forthcoming album set for release on November 3rd, this is a completely unique way for any band to launch a record and, having completely developed and created this themselves, the band have full creative control on all that they put up and deliver out to their fans, producing a Fearless Vampire Killers world for all their fans to interact in together.

 

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Alongside this launch, the band have announced a Halloween headline show at The Dome in Tufnell Park on November 1st. There will be a huge amount of special performances including magicians, dancers and many other tricks up their sleeves throughout the evening. It's not called 'The Cabaret Of The Damned' for nothing!
 
Frontman Kier is stoked about this one-off special show: "This is the most ambitious live show we've ever dreamed up! We're not stopping with just bands... this is going to be both a celebration and a spectacle!"
 
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Tickets on sale now over at http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/fearless-vampire-killers-tickets
 
For further info head over to:
http://fearlessvampirekillers.com/obsidianbond/

 

 
DOWN BY LAW frontman comments on first UK tour in over a decade Print E-mail
Friday, 25 July 2014 18:01

Seminal US melodic punks DOWN BY LAW will embark on their first UK tour in a decade next week. Below are all the dates and ticket information. Don't miss this opportunity to catch them, it could be another ten years!

 

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Frontman & punk icon Dave Smalley had this to say about the upcoming UK dates: "We've practised a whole bunch of songs. The problem is, and I think a lot of bands have this, is if you have a lot of songs that people love, you kinda of have to, in fact you want to play them. So when you go and see Down By Law I want people to know, yes, you'll get to see 'Independence Day' or 'Gruesome Gary' or whatever, there's certain songs that everyone will want to hear so we'll try and do those songs. But we'll also do some songs that we love to do. We're so looking forward to getting back to the UK, it's been such a long time and it's going to be great!"  

 

UK DATES

 

Fri 1st August - London, Black Heart
Event : www.facebook.com/events/260078584179331/
Tickets : http://dryheaverecords.limitedrun.com/
 
Sat 2nd August - Norwich, Owl Sanctuary
Event : www.facebook.com/events/240758962792274/
Tickets : www.theowlsanctuary.net/product/down-by-law-plus-southport-darwin-the-dinosaur
 
Sun 3rd August - Nottingham, Dog House
Event : www.facebook.com/events/494045114055933/
Tickets : www.wegottickets.com/event/275506
 
Mon 4th August - Hull, Adelphi
Event : www.facebook.com/events/669056986481467/
 
Tues 5th August - Glasgow, Audio
Event : www.facebook.com/events/757039131006107/
Tickets : www.wegottickets.com/event/278498
 
Weds 6th August - Newport, Le Pub
Event : www.facebook.com/events/409607959182370/
Tickets : www.wegottickets.com/event/274110
 
Thurs 7th August - Exeter, Cavern
Event : www.facebook.com/events/240067609532230/
Tickets : www.wegottickets.com/event/274164

 

 
THE HOSTILES release video for new single, 'For A Good Time Call 07946058526' Print E-mail
Friday, 25 July 2014 17:57

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THE HOSTILES capture the upbeat energy of US west coast ska punk in the scarcely-sunny climes of west coast Scotland. Their take is spirited and infectious, combining distorted guitars riffs, low-slung rhythms, in-your-face vocals and a two-pronged brass backbone of trumpet and trombone. It's an engaging formula that's cultivated a sturdy following and national recognition, as well as amassing a strong reputation on the live circuit for delivering a set that is laced with high octane energy.

 

Born in Ayr back in 2001, The Hostiles started with brothers Josh (guitar), and Chris (bass), who grew up in the States listening to the likes of Reel Big Fish, NOFX and No Doubt. After moving to Scotland in their teens, they were introduced to heavier skacore acts like Capdown, Lightyear and King Prawn by local like-minded ska-lovers, including Callum Douglas (drums) and Steve Bruce (trombone). (The current line-up was later completed by Ruaridh Crumlish on trumpet). From these foundations, The Hostiles' sound was formed - a sound they continue to hone with each record release and every ear-ringing, sweat-drenched live performance.

 

The band's recording output has always been prolific, and after a string of early EPs, The Hostiles released their debut full-length album, 'Always Looking Forward', in April 2009 with Matt Harvey, produced by Tim G (Sonic Boom Six, Random Hand) and mastered by Peter Miles (The King Blues, Failsafe). The album marked a significant step forward for the band with a release night show in Glasgow supporting Catch 22, followed by an 18 date tour. The tour was a rampant success and it helped 'Always Looking Forward' find a home with Cardiff-based label 'Go Steady Records'. Warmly received by the underground ska scene, 'Always Looking Forward' established The Hostiles as one of Scotland's most respected ska bands. Their rise in profile continued, and in 2010, The Hostiles' tracks were featured on several compilations in Japan, USA, UK and Italy, helping them boost their international presence. The following year, the band's frequent flyer miles soared with a 4-week European tour which including shows across the continent, and in August 2012, amidst preparations for their second full-length album, the 'Late Nights and Early Hours' EP emerged. Demonstrating a harder-edged sound, it captures the band at their most confident, ready to take on, with a grin, whatever is thrown their way.

 

During the past eighteen months, the ska punkers have vigorously toured throughout the UK, playing with Reel Big Fish, Less Than Jake, Spunge, Mad Caddies, Zebrahead, Sonic Boom Six, The King Blues, Random Hand, Leftover Crack, The Toasters, The Damned, Strike Anywhere, Streetlight Manifesto and Capdown, to name a few. The Hostiles also hit the studio to continue work on their new album, as well as laying down their brand new single 'For A Good Time Call 07946058526'. The video features Scottish model Amanda Hendrick and can be seen below.

 

 

The Hostiles Live:

 

July
Sun 27th - SausageFest, Stranraer

 

August
Fri 1st - Prestfest @ Red Lion
Sun 3rd - Prestfest @ Golf Inn
Wed 6th - Rebellion Pre Show, Blackpool
Sat 9th - Brickyard, Carlisle
Sat 30th - Splashfest, Bracknell
Sun 31st - Black Swan, Bradford

 

https://www.facebook.com/thehostiles/
http://www.thehostiles.co.uk/

 

 
Episode 14 of THE TWO BUCKS ROCK SHOW now streaming - listen here! Print E-mail
Friday, 25 July 2014 17:49

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Another week, another episode of THE TWO BUCKS ROCK SHOW, and another excuse for you to throw your horns in the air and bang your head like it's going out of style.

 

With the Jazzinator at the controls, Episode 14 of the hardest 'n' heaviest rock show this side of Hades (or Symonds Yat, at least) contains the usual brand of air-pumping, chest-thumping, ass-kicking rock 'n roll tunes....and this time with the added bonus of a competition! Yes, Two Bucks has it all goin' on!

 

Check out the show below...and tell 'em Uber Rock sent ya!

 

 

 
Prepare to get 'Rocked To Funkin' Death' as KARHU man releases double EP solo project Print E-mail
Friday, 25 July 2014 17:45

What does a musician do when he can't tour for a year because one of the band members is doing national service? Write songs of course! And that is exactly what KARHU's JP has been doing, amassing around 50 new recordings in the process. The resulting tracks are a diverse mix of rock and death metal, not all of which fit with the musical style that is uniquely KARHU.

 

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Having just reviewed the collection for the 2nd KARHU album, due early next year, the band have relinquished several tracks allowing JP to put together a pair of EP releases. The 5 track offerings will reveal different sides of the artist, who has laid down all the clean rock and death growl vocals, together with guitars, bass and drum tracks.

 

The harder hitting, faster tempo EP, currently entitled 'Death Spectrum', has a thrashier feel in places and should appeal to the 'angry young men' adrenalin junkies out there, while the second EP, 'Rocked To Funkin' Death', harbours a greater dynamic range of vocal and musical styles, including hints of orchestral keyboards.

 

The digital EPs will be released on Karhu's independent 'TheKarhuGroove' label, with more to follow when time allows. JP has stated that "all the proceeds from any EP sales will be going into the KARHU funds, to help with expenses on the band's first European foray, planned for the second quarter of 2015, if finances allow."

 

Release date and tracklists will be announced as soon as final choices have been confirmed. The EPs will be on sale alongside Karhu's existing work on http://karhu.bandcamp.com/

 

Keep up with the campaign at https://www.thekarhugroove.com/home.html

 

 
BLAZE BAYLEY to play 'Silicon Messiah' 15th Anniversary Show at SOS FESTIVAL 2015 Print E-mail
Friday, 25 July 2014 17:24

SOS Festival, in Radcliffe, North Manchester, will add a third day to its 2015 schedule and has announced that former Iron Maiden frontman BLAZE BAYLEY is to play an exclusive 'Silicon Messiah' 15th Anniversary Show, headlining the Saturday night on the Dean Hocking Stage (main). 'Silicon Messiah' was Blaze's iconic first post-Maiden album including such fan favourites as 'Identity', 'Stare At The Sun', 'The Brave', the title track and more.

 

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Also confirmed are the following: AVENGER, BLACK WHISKEY, MOTHERLOAD, DIE NO MORE, TEN BY TEN, as well as WIZZ ACOUSTIC from Belgium who will headline the Metal Nation Radio Acoustic Stage on Saturday.

 

SOS is an indoor event presented by independent record label Rocksector Records and 2015 will be the 8th such event. Previous headliners include I AM I, GUN, Black Spiders, Heavens Basement, Absolva and Beholder. The organisers seek to deliver a mixture of Rocksector Records bands, together with UK and international artists, also supporting the Manchester rock and metal scene with a reasonable number of local bands. Most people seem to agree the recent 2014 event was the strongest yet.

 

In 2015, SOS Festival takes place on 17th - 19th July, and tickets which are already on-sale, represent outstanding value once again at Friday £5, Saturday £10, Sunday £10, or £15 for the full weekend.

 

NWOBHM heroes AVENGER have joined the Rocksector label just recently to soon release their first brand new material for many years, whilst London-based BLACK WHISKEY and MOTHERLOAD have similarly joined the label for new releases. BLACK WHISKEY includes frontman Simon Gordon who fans will recognise from his former bands XENTRIX and HELLFIGHTER. Meanwhile, DIE NO MORE are Cumbrian-based thrash metallers who are set to make real waves with a full length debut album on Rocksector which will help keep the Metallica/Testament/Megadeth fans happy.

 

WIZZ ACOUSTIC is from Belgium and well-known to SOS audiences. He will headline the Metal Nation Radio Acoustic Stage on Saturday, whilst the excellent groove/grunge rockers TEN BY TEN are the first of our Manchester area bands to be confirmed.

 

The DEAN HOCKING STAGE (main) is so-named after the late bassist of Rocksector band Nightvision - Dean's young life was tragically cut short in a serious car crash on 27th December 2012 and he is forever honoured and remembered by SOS Festival audiences.

 

During the next few months a further 19 bands will ultimately be announced for the Dean Hocking Stage, whilst an additional 8 artists will be confirmed for the Metal Nation Radio Acoustic Stage.

 

For more information please visit the official website at: www.sosfestival.net

 

 
MR BIG's PAT TORPEY diagnosed with Parkinson's disease Print E-mail
Thursday, 24 July 2014 14:46

MR BIG announced today that its drummer, Pat Torpey, has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and unfortunately will be unable to perform all of his normal drumming duties on the band’s upcoming World Tour in support of the band’s new album, '…The Stories We Could Tell'.

 

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"I've been dealing with Parkinson's symptoms for the past couple of years and only recently received a confirmed diagnosis as symptoms worsened. I intend to fight the disease with same intensity and tenacity that I drum and live my life by and will continue recording and performing, as always, to the best of my ability," said Torpey.

 

MR BIG intends to announce a drummer in the near future whom will handle most of MR BIG's drumming duties on the Fall 2014 tour and expects Torpey to jump on the drums on suitable live songs as well as participating in the group's acoustic set.

 

Uber Rock wishes Pat a full and speedy recovery.

 

https://www.facebook.com/MrBigBand

 

 
GODSMACK stream second song from forthcoming album, '1000HP' - listen here Print E-mail
Thursday, 24 July 2014 14:35

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Multi-platinum US rockers GODSMACK are streaming 'Generation Day', the second track to be taken from forthcoming studio album '1000HP', the follow-up to 2010's 'The Oracle' - listen below.

 

 

'1000HP' will be released on September 1st via Spinefarm Records, and is available for pre-order at the following links:

 

Amazon: http://po.st/nyKFtW
iTunes: http://po.st/D0lzsk

 

Since the release of their self-titled debut in 1998, the Boston quartet - Sully Erna (lead vocals / guitar), Shannon Larkin (drums), Robbie Merrill (bass) & Tony Rombola (lead guitar) - have notched up a remarkable set of facts 'n' stats in the US and beyond: these include 4 Grammy nominations, 4 Platinum Awards, 20 million records sold, 3 consecutive US #1 albums, unmatched airplay records at radio, and many more.

 

"I think you can hear a real hunger in the sound," says Erna. "We're all pretty fired up at the moment, and that extends to taking our music overseas. It's time to give some real focus to our touring activities outside of North America, and we think this new single will make our intentions clear. It's one for the fans, and that means our fans everywhere."

 

Produced & mixed by Dave Fortnam (Slipknot, Evanescence, etc.) working closely with Erna, '1000HP' was recorded in Godsmack's new HQ just 30 minutes from the heart of Boston, and the band's calling-card weight, groove, power and spiritual tone are in evidence throughout, tempered here and there by more reflective moments, and, in certain cases, something of a new drift.

 

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http://www.godsmack.com

http://www.facebook.com/Godsmack

 

 
VIRGIL & THE ACCELERATORS to release new album, 'Army Of Three', in October Print E-mail
Thursday, 24 July 2014 14:21

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VIRGIL & THE ACCELERATORS are set to release a brand new studio album, 'Army Of Three', on Monday 6th October via Mystic Records.  

 

The band will support the release of the album with the single and accompanying promo video, 'All Night Long'. The new album dovetails the band's nationwide UK tour which starts Monday 29th September at London's The Borderline.

 

'Army Of Three' is the band’s second studio album, produced by the legendary Chris Tsangarides (Gary Moore, Thin Lizzy, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest). The new album follows 2011's critically acclaimed debut album, 'The Radium', which claimed a Best Of Year spot in Classic Rock magazine's year round-up. The album will be released on 180 gram vinyl, CD and digital download.

 

The band have just posted a new video on YouTube for 'Blow To The Head', one of the powerhouse guitar-driven tracks from the forthcoming album - watch below.

 

VATA bassist Jack Alexander Timmis recalls when everything was cut short just before the LP was completed. Says Timmis: "Towards the end of production, the album was suddenly put on unexpected hold. Before we returned to the studio to finish the album, Chris Tsangarides was diagnosed with Legionnaires disease. He was in intensive care for 3 months. He was lucky to come out of it alive."

 

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'Army Of Three' tracklisting:

 

1.    TAKE ME HIGHER
2.    BLOW TO THE HEAD
3.    ALL NIGHT LONG
4.    LOVE AGGRESSION
5.    GIVE IT UP
6.    THROUGH THE NIGHT
7.    IT BURNS
8.    STAND UP
9.    ANYMORE
10.  FREE

 

 

Tour Dates:

 

THE BORDERLINE LONDON - ALBUM LAUNCH - Monday 29th September

SPAIN CALELLA ROCKFEST - Saturday 11th October

BEAVERWOOD CLUB, CHISLEHURST KENT - Thursday 16th October

BOOM BOOM CLUB, SUTTON - Friday 17th October

MANCHESTER, THE RUBY LOUNGE - Saturday 18th October

GREAT YARMOUTH - LEGENDS OF ROCK FESTIVAL - Sunday 19th October

SOUTHAMPTON, TALKING HEADS - Sunday 22nd October

HULLBRIDGE, THE TOUCHLINE - Friday 24th October

FERRYHILL, MAINSFORTH COMMUNITY CENTRE - SATURDAY 25th October

DEVIZES, LONG STREET BLUES - Saturday 1st November

SWANSEA, THE SCENE - Sunday 2nd November

DERBY, THE FLOWERPOT - Saturday 8th November

TENBY BLUES FESTIVAL - Friday 14th November

BILSTON, THE ROBIN 2 - Wednesday 19th November

 

[Live photo by Martin Lewis]

 

https://www.facebook.com/VATABAND

 

 
RISE AGAINST release 'I Don't Want To Be Here Anymore' video - watch here Print E-mail
Thursday, 24 July 2014 11:25

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RISE AGAINST has released the official video for the first single to be taken from new album, 'The Black Market' - watch 'I Don't Want To Be Here Anymore'  below.

 

The band commented: "Our new video for the song 'I Don't Want To Be Here Anymore' encompasses the overwhelming noise of our world and the fatigue we all feel as its witness. This song is a starting point, not an ending point. It’s about the wake-up calls in life that let us know something needs to change."

 

Catch Rise Against on tour this fall
www.riseagainst.com

 

 
HESSLER to embark on 2nd leg of Ghost Dance US/Canada tour Print E-mail
Thursday, 24 July 2014 11:22

Chicago, Illinois female-fronted heavy metal quintet HESSLER - now featuring new singer "Jessikill" - is embarking on the 2nd leg of their Ghost Dance Summer Tour, which will see the band returning to play in the East Coast of the United States and in Canada for the very first time.

 

The band is touring in support of their recently released EP 'Ghost Dance'.

 

Dates and venues on poster below:

 

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http://www.hesslerchicago.com/
https://www.facebook.com/Hesslerchicago

 

 
GRANT NICHOLAS announces UK tour ahead of debut solo album release Print E-mail
Thursday, 24 July 2014 11:08

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GRANT NICHOLAS has announced a UK tour, playing 12 dates across the UK this autumn to support the release of his first solo album, 'Yorktown Heights'.
 
Grant will be playing a dozen major UK cities across September and October. He will also be playing his first solo tour in Japan in early October. Following two sold out London shows at London’s Slaughtered Lamb and Sebright Arms plus an appearance with Neil Young in Hyde Park Grant will close the tour at Islington Assembly Halls October 23rd.
 
September
Sat 20th - BRIGHTON, The Haunt
Mon 22nd - MANCHESTER, Ruby Lounge
Tue 23rd - NEWCASTLE, The Cluny
Thu 25th - LIVERPOOL, East Village Arts Club
Sat 27th - BIRMINGHAM, HMV Library
Sun 28th - LEEDS, The Wardrobe
Mon 29th - CARDIFF, Globe
 
October
Wed 1st - PORTSMOUTH, Wedgewood Rooms
Thu 2nd - BRISTOL, The Fleece
Thu 16th - GLASGOW, Oran Mor
Fri 17th - EDINBURGH, Cabaret Voltaie
Thu 23rd - LONDON, Islington Assembly Hall
 
Tickets are available from 9am on Friday 25th July
 
‘Yorktown Heights’ is the debut LP from the songwriter and frontman of the phenomenally successful UK rock band Feeder. Made up of 13 tracks (with the Deluxe version being 15 tracks), the album is a beautifully crafted, insightful set of tracks that underline Nicholas’s deft songwriting abilities.
 
Nicholas’ career with Feeder thus far has spanned 20 years and 11 albums, with 8 gold and platinum albums and over 3 million album sales.
 
www.grantnicholas.net

 

 
ARNOCORPS ready to lay waste to the UK and Ireland with live audio assaults Print E-mail
Thursday, 24 July 2014 11:04

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Ahead of their UK and Ireland tour, action heroes ARNOCORPS have announced the re-release of album 'The Greatest Band Of All Time'.

 

After 5 years of being out of print, the album is back, along with a gatefold vinyl in Limited Alpine White or standard Barbell Black vinyl.

 

It should come as no surprise that the pioneers of Action-Adventure Hardcore Rock and Roll claim to be 'The Greatest Band of All Time'. On their 2001 arrival in the burgeoning San Francisco Bay Area music scene, ArnoCorps were the world's first band to feature lyrics based exclusively on the ancient tales of heroes which were pilfered by Hollywood studios. The ballsy band combine militaristic appearance with a musical style rooted in god damned heavy metal. Describing their music as Action Adventure Hardcore Rock and Roll, the focus of the band is on their energetic live performances which feature interaction with the audience. Attendees and fans are referred to by the band as "Goddamn Heroes and Sheroes."

 

ArnoCorps comment:

 

"It's fantastic to know this historic recording will live on forever in analog permanence for future generations, long after we're gone. It's amazing the life that record has taken on. All 15 songs were recorded in just 2 days! Heroic."

 

The album is available for order from Alternative Tentacles Records or you can pick it up at a show.

 

ArnoCorps are conducting live audio assaults in the UK and Ireland this month, ballsier and more fantastic than ever. The Fantastic Tour is in support of The Fantastic EP, Wheel of Pain Push-Ups app, the 7" release of Two More and the re-release of The Greatest Band Of All Time.

 

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The time to assemble your goddamn heroic rescue team is NOW!

 

Thursday July 24, 2014 - Sound Control, Manchester, England
Friday July 25, 2014 - Fibber Magees, Dublin, Ireland
Saturday July 26, 2014 - The Speakeasy, QUBSU, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Sunday July 27, 2014 - The Classic Grand, Glasgow, Scotland
Tuesday July 29, 2014 - The Asylum, Birmingham, England
Thursday July 31, 2014 - The Racehorse, Northampton, England
Friday August 1, 2014 - Exchange, Bristol, England
Saturday August 2, 2014 - The Underworld, London, England

 

http://www.arnocorps.com
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