Sunday, 23 November 2014 19:09
'Searching For Zero', the fifth studio album from CANCER BATS, will be released in the U.S. on 10th March via Metal Blade Records.
The album, the tracklisting of which can be seen below, will be released a day earlier in the UK.
Liam Cormier: "We were coming out of what was a really heavy year for all of us, with a lot of challenges, non-stop touring and the deaths of people really close to the band. With all of these things we've had to deal with this past year, we were all at the point of saying, 'No More Bullshit'. We've dealt with everything, nothing is standing in our way. We've found our absolute zero, where there can no longer be a negative, and from that point, everything moving forward can only be positive. There are real reasons we do this. We love being in this band, and we love the people that we're lucky enough to share this with."
'Searching For Zero' tracklisting:
02. True Zero
03. Arsenic In The Year Of The Snake
05. Devil's Blood
06. Cursed With A Conscience
07. All Hail
10. No More Bullshit
11. Kill Me Please… ** (iTunes Exclusive Track)
12. Rust And Bone ** (iTunes Exclusive Track)
Watch the video clip for the album's opening track, 'Satellites', below. It basically consists of Liam Cormier, Scott Middleton and Jaye R. Schwarzer shooting fireworks at drummer Mike Peters - awesome!
Sunday, 23 November 2014 19:06
THIS IS A PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT, WITH GUITARS!
LOUISE DISTRAS will be joining Stiff Little Fingers for a very special show at Holmfirth Picturedrome on 4th December. Tickets are available now at www.picturedrome.net, doors open at 7.30pm and Louise will be onstage at 8pm.
"To share a stage with Stiff Little Fingers and play my songs to SLF fans is a huge honour for me," says Louise, "and I can't wait! See you in the pit!"
Following the SLF show Louise will play three final shows of her 2014 Street Revolution tour:
4th December Holmfirth Picturedrome, Holmfirth w/ Stiff Little Fingers
5th December The Underground, Stoke on Trent
12th December The Polish Club, Barnsley
18th December The Lexington, London
2015 is already shaping up to be an even bigger and better year for Distras, who will be returning to mainland Europe next Spring with shows in Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Czech Republic Finland and more to be announced shortly. Joining her on the European shows will be a very special guest from the other side of the pond, all will be revealed soon!
Sunday, 23 November 2014 19:02
MIA KLOSE releases a new single, 'Living For Love', on 24th November and the song's official video can be seen below.
This brand new action packed video captures Mia and her band of renegades in full effect with scenes from the dressing room, soundcheck, live stage show and greeting the fans... and you might even catch a glimpse of Steel Panther frontman Michael Starr if you're quick. It was filmed on location by Chris Dart and edited by Rupa Rathod
The single follows up Klose's debut album, 'London', which was released to critical acclaim in August 2012. Through a whirl of gigs festivals and touring in support of the album over the last 2 years she has established strong fan-base and added over 15,000 followers online. Mia went out on tour as main support with Steel Panther in March 2014 to play a number of sold out shows in both the UK and Germany and played a very well reviewed show at the prestigious Download Festival in the UK.
The new single is a teaser of what we can expect next from the young Swedish Bombshell. The song, co-written by Mia Klose, Jonny Nonsense and Jonny Scaramanga (who also played for Europe's Kee Marcello), was recorded and produced by Tony Wilson at Silverlion Studios in London except for the drums which were recorded at Sinewave Studios, Tamworth. The music is performed by four masters of rock: C-Rexx (bass), Jonny Nonsense (guitar), Kalle Arheden (guitar) and Henry Rogers, voted Best Drummer of 2013 by the Classic Rock Society, (drums).
"'Living For Love' has become my favourite song in our live set," says Mia, "and I'm really happy with the way this recording has come out and my fans all round the world will be able to hear it. I can't wait to dig in to all my new material and hit the road again with a brand new set!"
Sunday, 23 November 2014 18:59
H.E.A.T is one of those bands which you need to see live on stage. Armed with a reputation of a brilliant live act, Sweden’s rock sensation always delivers an energetic and passionate show. 'Live In London' is the band’s first ever live release and truly captures them at their best.
Mainly recorded at The Garage in London on 16th May 2014 during their first ever European headline tour, 'Live In London' will be released in Europe on Friday 20th February 2015 on earMUSIC (UK release is Monday 23rd February).
Mixed by Grammy award winning producer Tobias Lindell, the live album includes 15 powerful hymns. Frontman Erik Grönwall knows how to seduce the audience with his powerful crisp clear voice and his boundless, hyperactive stage persona which makes the audience go crazy.
The band – Eric Rivers (guitar), Jona Tee (keyboards), Jimmy Jay (bass) and Crash (drums) – joins in with a sheer force of energy as they indulge themselves in the music. The album includes all the band’s classics, from the melodious '1000 Miles' to the catchy 'It’s All About Tonight' and 'Breaking The Silence' as well as their most recent smashes 'A Shot At Redempetion' and 'Mannequin Show' – to all of which the audience passionately sings along. H.E.A.T will definitely restore your faith in rock music.
The first live video clip for 'Tearing Down The Walls' includes images from their most recent tour in May 2014 and gives you an idea of H.E.A.T’s live force:
Friday, 21 November 2014 13:37
UFO will release a new album, 'A Conspiracy Of Stars', on 23th February 2015 in Europe (except Germany which gets the record three days earlier) and 3rd March 2015 in the U.S.
'A Conspiracy Of Stars' was produced and mixed by Chris Tsangarides and features the line-up of Phil Mogg (vocals), Paul Raymond (keyboards, guitar), Vinnie Moore (guitar), Andy Parker (drums) and Rob De Luca (bass).
The new album will be available as a Digipak (including poster and bonus track), jewel case, vinyl double LP and for download.
More or less simultaneously with the release, UFO are scheduled to go on tour in February and March 2015, playing Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic, Lithuania and Switzerland, and more, followed by a tour of Britain and Ireland in April and May.
TOUR DATES 2015 (Welsh UFO fans look away now)
Fri 20 Germany, Barby - Rautenkranz
Sat 21 Germany, Berlin - K17
Sun 22 Germany, Hagen/Osnabrck - Saal Stock
Mon 23 Germany, Hamburg - Downtown Blues Club
Wed 25 Germany, Mannheim - Alte Seilerei
Thu 26 Germany, Bochum - Zeche
Fri 27 Germany, Siegburg - Kubana
Sat 28 Germany, Affalter - Zur Linde
Mon 02 Germany, Rostock - Mau Club
Wed 04 Poland, Warsaw - Stodola
Thu 05 Lithuania, Vilnius - Forum Palace
Fri 06 Poland, Krakow - KKwadrat
Sat 07 Czech Rep., Zlin - Masters of Rock Café
Mon 09 Germany, Burgrieden/Ulm - Riffelhof
Tue 10 Germany, Osterode - Dorster Festhalle
Wed 11 Germany, Freiburg - Jazzhaus
Thu 12 Switzerland, Zug - Choller Halle
Thu 16 England, Norwich - Waterfront
Fri 17 England, Cambridge - Junction
Sat 18 England, Wolverhampton - Wulfrun Hall
Sun 19 England, Manchester - Ritz
Tue 21 Ireland, Dublin - The Academy
Wed 22 N. Ireland, Belfast - The Limelight
Fri 24 Scotland, Glasgow - O2 ABC
Sat 25 England, Newcastle - O2 Academy
Sun 26 England, Leeds - O2 Academy
Tue 28 England, Nottingham - Rock City
Thu 30 England, Bristol - O2 Academy
Fri 01 England, Falmouth - Pavilion
Sat 02 England, Exeter - Phoenix
Sun 03 England, Salisbury - City Hall
Tue 05 England, Brighton - Concorde 2
Wed 06 England, Oxford - O2 Academy
Thu 07 England, London - HMV Forum
Friday, 21 November 2014 13:34
RAMBLIN' MAN FAIR will bring the best of Classic Rock, Progressive Rock, Country and Blues to Mote Park in Maidstone, Kent over the weekend of 25th and 26th July 2015. The event will be a unique experience set to become a staple of the UK festival calendar.
Ramblin' Man Fair has announced the first of its much anticipated accommodation packages - a variety of options for all needs and budgets including Glamping at the Ranch Packages, Hotel Packages and Off-Site Camping Packages (coming soon).
Glamping at the Ranch accommodation packages, perhaps the best way to experience Ramblin' Man Fair, are available for 3 nights (Friday 24, Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 July 2015) and are situated in a stunning area of Mote Park, mere minutes walk away from the entertainment arenas. Glamping at the Ranch will include on site parking, toilets, showers, gourmet food offerings and late night entertainment at The Ranch Bar.
The Glamping at the Ranch accommodation options include Podpads, Bell Tents, Yurts, Tipis and Airstreams.
The festival has teamed up with a variety of Hotels within the area to offer 2 or 3 nights accommodation. Having spent the day listening to the multitude of amazing music, sampling the great beer and eating the gourmet food what better way to relax than retreating to a hotel room to experience the ultimate in festival luxury: a hot bath and a nice warm bed.
Hotel partners are Hilton Maidstone, Holiday Inn Maidstone Sevenoaks, Bridgewood Manor Hotel, The Spa Hotel Royal Tunbridge Wells, and Brands Hatch Thistle. All hotel packages include a choice of twin or double room, 2 weekend tickets, and scheduled transfer to Mote Park.
All details are available on https://www.ramblinmanfair.com
Ramblin' Man Fair is set to become the must see event for discerning festival goers. A quality musical line up with a number of UK exclusive performances will be coupled with excellent amenities throughout, including gourmet food, a beer festival, spoken word stage, the best in music cinema and now luxury camping and accommodation packages.
The festival will take place in the beautiful Mote Park in Maidstone, Kent - the garden of England. The park is one of the largest in South East England with more than 450 acres of mature parkland and a 30 acre lake. With multiple travel links via train (Ashford International, Maidstone East and Maidstone West in close proximity) and road (with three park and rides available around Maidstone). The festival site is also perfect for European festival goers with easy links to the London airports, the Chunnel and Ferries to and from mainland Europe.
Weekend tickets only are are also available from https://www.ticketmaster.co.uk
Early Bird General Admission Weekend Tickets - £99.00 plus £9.99 Booking Fee.
Early Bird VIP Admission Weekend Tickets - £180.00 plus £15 Booking Fee.
Additionally those buying early tickets will have a once in a lifetime opportunity to take up the very special offer of being in the Founders Club. As well as including two years VIP tickets this unique offer gives the Founders access to their own special club area on site for life, exclusive merchandise and much much more.
All weekend tickets for Ramblin' Man Fair include 6 months membership to TeamRock+. This provides online access via Teamrock.com to complete current issue magazine content for Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Prog, and bonus content including archive articles going back 30 years.
Friday, 21 November 2014 13:31
San Francisco's veteran melodic rockers NIGHT RANGER have confirmed, via a poorly-photoshopped new line-up photograph on their official Facebook page, that guitarist KERI KELLI is now a fulltime member of the band.
Keri Kelli replaces the departed Joel Hoekstra, who left the band earlier this year to join Whitesnake. Kelli had previously filled in for Hoekstra on a couple of occasions when he was a touring member of Trans-Siberian Orchestra, the American prog rockers.
Keri Kelli has also played with the likes of Alice Cooper, Slash, Skid Row, Vince Neil Band, Ratt, Warrant, L.A. Guns, Tal Bachman and John Waite.
The current line-up of NIGHT RANGER is now:
JACK BLADES: Lead Vocals / Bass
KELLY KEAGY: Drums / Lead Vocals
BRAD GILLIS: Guitar / Vocals
ERIC LEVY: Keyboards
KERI KELLI: Guitar / Vocals
Get more info at:
Thursday, 20 November 2014 19:06
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Thursday, 20 November 2014 18:37
WEDNESDAY 13 is set to release his sixth solo album, 'Monsters Of The Universe: Come Out & Plague', on 12th January 2015 via DevCo/Cargo Records.
In tandem, a UK tour for March goes on sale tomorrow (Fri 21st Nov) at 9am. Full dates detailed below.
'Monsters of The Universe...' is the follow up to 2013's 'The Dixie Dead' and Wednesday's first concept album. It was recorded in Los Angeles, CA and San Antonio, TX and produced by WEDNESDAY 13.
The release will be available on both CD and 12" double vinyl, with different album covers and artwork for each.
You can pre-order the album at either Amazon (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Monsters-Universe-Come-Out-Plague/dp/B00PIW9B0U/) or Cargo Direct (http://cargorecordsdirect.co.uk/products/wednesday-13-monsters-of-the-universe-come-out-and-plague).
Check out the title track, 'Come Out & Plague', now streaming on SoundCloud:
Wednesday explains the inspiration to write a concept album about intergalactic forces, UFOs and aliens thus: "I'd become really intrigued with forbidden history books, UFOs, religions/astrotheology, and all sorts of conspiracy theories over the past few years. The subject matter so bizarre and weird. I've seen things in the skies as a kid that were not normal airplanes or shooting stars - objects doing manoeuvres that normal fossil fuel crafts couldn't do. I'm not saying that was aliens but it could've been top secret government crafts being tested. I've also seen some things in recent years that were definitely not any technology that we supposedly have on earth. I read about so many things I'd never heard of before in the wake of this and it really inspired me to write about it, but to tell it via my own weird concept album."
UK tour dates run as follows. Plans are afoot for some very special London dates later in the year, so watch this space! In the meantime, dates with ticket links line up as follows:
Thu 5th Mar - SHEFFIELD Corporation (http://tinyurl.com/pewndye)
Fri 6th Mar - READING The Bowery District (http://tinyurl.com/pnhp7m3)
Sat 7th Mar - EXETER The Cavern (http://tinyurl.com/nnbr4q8)
Sun 8th Mar - SOUTHAMPTON Joiners (http://tinyurl.com/qyrm464)
Tue 10th Mar - WOLVERHAMPTON Slade Rooms (http://tinyurl.com/qhr2tun)
Wed 11th Mar - MANCHESTER Club Academy (http://tinyurl.com/mprd8o3)
Thu 12th Mar - NEWCASTLE The Think Tank (http://tinyurl.com/lq2uho2)
Fri 13th Mar - GLASGOW Cathouse (http://tinyurl.com/q4bm7h3)
Sat 14th Mar - NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms (http://tinyurl.com/kzxxqn3)
Sun 15th Mar - BRISTOL The Marble Factory (http://tinyurl.com/m8l6fd5)
Tue 17th Mar - NORWICH Waterfront (http://tinyurl.com/n6mvvw9)
Wed 18th Mar - CARDIFF The Globe (http://tinyurl.com/nbztd2q)
Tickets go on sale at 9am Friday 21st November and are available on line from the ticketing links detailed above.
For further info on Wednesday point your mouse at www.facebook.com/officialwednesday13
Thursday, 20 November 2014 17:42
Legendary British rockers THE GODFATHERS have confirmed the return of their traditional Saint Valentine's Day Massacre concerts when they play The Borderline in London on Saturday 14th February 2015!!
Special guests have been confirmed as The Peckham Cowboys and Bonanza & Son DJs.
Tickets for The Godfathers' Saint Valentine's Day Massacre 2015 are available NOW via http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/YGB1402 & all the usual outlets.
The Godfathers also play The Hare & Hounds in Kings Heath, Birmingham on Friday 13th February with special guests The Black Bombers and Stay Sick DJs with Carmageddon - tickets available NOW via https://www.theticketsellers.co.uk/tickets/the-godfathers/10033982
2015 sees the 30th anniversary since the formation of the London band and The Godfathers will celebrate this historic landmark with a world tour, festival appearances and the release of a brand new studio album, the follow-up to last year's critically acclaimed 'Jukebox Fury'.
Thursday, 20 November 2014 17:39
After announcing tour dates earlier today, FEAR FACTORY have now cancelled their entire European tour in order to finish their ninth studio album.
This is the statement FF put out:
"To our fans in Europe, The UK, and Ireland; We regretfully MUST postpone the tour until Summer 2015 in order to complete our forthcoming , and ninth, studio album. This is an important album for us, so we wish to complete it properly so that we release a great album for our fans. We will see you soon! Sincerely, Fear Factory."
Thursday, 20 November 2014 17:36
Anticipating their upcoming 15th studio album release, entitled 'Apex Predator - Easy Meat', via Century Media Records on January 26th, 2015 in Europe and January 27th, 2015 in North America, British Grindcore legends NAPALM DEATH are now launching a first online song-sample as appetizer.
Check out the new NAPALM DEATH track 'Cesspits' here:
While currently still on tour in Europe, NAPALM DEATH’s vocalist Mark 'Barney' Greenway checked in to comment on the track as follows: "'Cesspits' is both literally and figuratively about people living in holes. It is perhaps one of the ultimate indignities and one of those things that a blind eye is often turned to. The subject matter called for a very savage delivery, and although there are quite a few musical facets to this song, it doesn't stop letting rip."
Further details about 'Apex Predator - Easy Meat' album will be revealed soon…
NAPALM DEATH's cover version of 'To Go Off And Things' by the Cardiacs is still available as charity download (Donate £1 or more at own choice!) here: http://napalm-death.bandcamp.com
Thursday, 20 November 2014 17:34
19 more acts have been confirmed for next year's Sweden Rock Festival, which will take place in Sölvesborg in southern Sweden June 3rd to 6th.
Def Leppard are returning to Sweden Rock after seven years, and this time their setlist will be completely focused on their best known tracks. And considering that these Brits are one of the best-selling hard rock bands of all time, there are plenty of hits to choose from.
Five Finger Death Punch made a big impression on the main stage audience at Sweden Rock 2013 and have been one of the most requested acts since then. Now they will be back for what will be their only Swedish show next summer.
Meshuggah are making their long overdue Sweden Rock debut, Opeth will play their only Swedish concert next summer at Sweden Rock, Airbourne and Manfred Mann's Earth Band are making much anticipated comebacks and Exodus will arrive with legendary vocalist Steve Souza back by the microphone. Evergrey will be playing twice - an electric show on the Wednesday and an aoustic set two days later.
Jon English got plenty of attention and acknowledgement when his last Sweden Rock appearance was broadcast on national Swedish radio. This summer he returns for a more intimate performance at a smaller stage. Kaipa was one of the leading Swedish progressive acts in the '70s - for Sweden Rock, their classic line-up is reforming to play the group's early material under the name Kaipa Da Capo. The Swiss band Samael will be performing their classic black/industrial metal hybrid 'Ceremony of Opposites' in its entirety.
Also added to the festival line-up are Lillasyster, Mad Max, Tony Carey, Avatar, Electric Mary, Hazy/Dizzy andThe Order Of Israfel.
In October, it was announced that, among several others, Mötley Crüe, Judas Priest, Toto, Backyard Babies, HammerFall, D-A-D and Dark Tranquillity will be performing at next year's Sweden Rock Festival.
Another 50 acts will be announced during this winter.
For the full list of confirmed acts and biographies on all of them, please visit www.swedenrock.com
Thursday, 20 November 2014 17:31
ASKING ALEXANDRIA will release 'Live From Brixton and Beyond', a two disc live concert DVD, on December 15th via Sumerian Records.
"At long last, we are FINALLY releasing our first ever DVD," says guitarist BEN BRUCE. "We have been promising this DVD for a long time now, but trust me when I say it was worth the wait. There is so much unseen footage on this release including our sold-out show at Brixton in London, our reckless Halloween concert in Hollywood, intimate behind the scenes footage, the ‘Through Sin and Self Destruction’ short film and every music video we have ever recorded. It's been a long time in the making but we hope you enjoy every second of this. Thank you all so much for your love and support over the years and welcome to the family."
The LIVE FROM BRIXTON AND BEYOND 2-disc DVD features:
1) the full live set from ASKING ALEXANDRIA's sold-out Brixton 02 Academy show in London, England
2) behind the scenes and backstage footage from the Brixton 02 Academy show
3) the unseen 'Reckless Halloween' performance at The Wiltern in Los Angeles
4) all of the group's music videos and the 'Through Sin and Self-Destruction' short film
Thursday, 20 November 2014 17:29
The new animated short film, 'Poet Anderson: The Dream Walker', from the imagination of Tom DeLonge and featuring music by ANGELS & AIRWAVES, won the Best Animated Film Award at the Toronto International Short Film Festival (https://www.tsiff.net). The film was presented the award by the Festival Committee and Jury. The short film will be released on December 9, 2014.
The festival issued the statement: "We found your film represents the high caliber of artistic work that we pride ourselves in honoring. Toronto Shorts Fest hopes this opportunity will open doors for you in the future."
'Poet Anderson: The Dream Walker' follows Poet, a Lucid Dreamer, with the rare ability to be aware of his dreams while they're happening. As Poet journeys deeper into his vivid dream life, he meets his Dream Walker, a guardian angel of dreams, who protects him from the torment of a vicious Night Terror monster. But when his nightmares break through into his waking life, Poet must face his demons to fulfill his destiny.
'Poet Anderson: The Dream Walker' is a story by Tom DeLonge. Written by Tom DeLonge, Sergio Martins, Edgar Martins & Ben Kull. Art by Sergio Martins & Edgar Martins. The film features music from Angels & Airwaves' upcoming album 'The Dream Walker', which will be released on December 9th. 'Poet Anderson: The Dream Walker' will also feature a comic book series, novels and a live-action feature film launching in 2015.
'The Dream Walker' follows AVA's last two albums, 'Love' (2010) and 'Love: Part Two' (2011) and its companion film, 'Love', which investigated the psychological effects of isolation when an astronaut stranded in space learns the importance of human connection and love. The critically acclaimed movie was screened at festivals around the world.
You can view the 'Poet Anderson: The Dream Walker' trailer on YouTube at: