Swedish grandmasters of classic rock GRAVEYARD have revealed the tracklist of their fourth full-length album, 'Innocence & Decadence' out on September 25, 2015 worldwide via Nuclear Blast.
Commented the band: "Got a new album coming your way in September called 'Innocence & Decadence'. It's gonna be an album filled to the rim with a little bit of this - and for all of those who might wonder or worry - there will be quite a lot of that on it as well. We've had a great time recording the album at the "gemytliga" Atlantis Studios in Stockholm together with Janne Hansson and Johan Lindström. And after kinda being away from our daily routine as a touring band and the thrill of a new album on its way ..... we wanna leave you with... Good to be gone, great to be back and let there be September!" - Axel, Joakim, Jonathan & Truls aka Graveyard
Find the stunning cover artwork for 'Innocence & Decadence' below:
'Innocence & Decadence' will be released in various formats (vinyl look digipak, digital download, black/clear/splatter/orange/green/bi-coloured vinyl as well as a T-Shirt/CD bundle)
Limited edition DIGI: 1. Magnetic Shunk 2. The Apple And The Tree 3. Exit 97 4. Never Theirs To Sell 5. Can't Walk Out 6. Too Much Is Not Enough 7. From A Hole In The Wall 8. Cause & Defect 9. Hard-Headed 10. Far Too Close 11. Stay For A Song 12. The Hatch (bonus track)
VINYL: Side A: 1. Magnetic Shunk 2. The Apple And The Tree 3. Exit 97 4. Never Theirs To Sell 5. Can't Walk Out 6. Too Much Is Not Enough Side B: 1. From A Hole In The Wall 2. Cause & Defect 3. Hard-Headed 4. Far Too Close 5. Stay For A Song
CD / DIGITAL / STREAMING: 1. Magnetic Shunk 2. The Apple And The Tree 3. Exit 97 4. Never Theirs To Sell 5. Can't Walk Out 6. Too Much Is Not Enough 7. From A Hole In The Wall 8. Cause & Defect 9. Hard-Headed 10. Far Too Close 11. Stay For A Song
A European headlining tour will be announced shortly.
DAVE ‘BUCKET’ COLWELL, former guitarist with British hard rock super-group BAD COMPANY and HUMBLE PIE, has teamed up with fan-driven platform PledgeMusic to launch the release of '20 GOOD SUMMERS', a brand new album by his new classic/blues rock band BUCKETS REBEL HEART.
After his last solo album, 2008’s 'Guitars, Beers & Tears', featuring several star guest performers, this new album is a collection of cohesive songs from the brand new outfit to be produced by Grammy-nominated rock legend CHRIS TSANGARIDES.
Alongside Colwell on lead-guitar, the lineup is completed by The Voice finalist ADAM BARRON (lead vocals), ROSS McEWEN (guitar), TOM SWANN (bass) and PAUL ‘TAFF’ EDWARDS (drums and co-writer).
The album is set for a digital and physical outing via the band’s newly launched PledgeMusic campaign in September, with plans for a UK tour afoot post-release.
Check out a trailer video at the band’s Pledge project page here:
Dave ‘Bucket’ Colwell joined Bad Company in 1990 for the Holy Water tour, which would go on to become one of the top five highest grossing tours of 1991. He also contributed to 1992's gold-selling 'Here Comes Trouble' album, 1995's 'Company Of Strangers' in support of which the band toured with Bon Jovi, and 1996's 'Stories Told & Untold'.
Prior to Bad Co., Bucket has also enjoyed tenures as guitarist for such bands as Humble Pie, ASAP, Samson, The Eastenders and FM.
On the new Pledge campaign, he comments: “I’m very lucky to have music fans, loyal and interested in what I have to offer.”
Swedish death metal commando FIRESPAWN have signed a deal with Century Media Records. Hailing from Stockholm, FIRESPAWN is the unholy union of five death metal veterans with the aim to create blasphemous, sacrilegious and evil death metal, played by sharp minds with ancient souls.
Comments FIRESPAWN’s bass player A. Impaler: "We are stoked to be joining forces with Century Media. They are one of the biggest labels out there in extreme music and together we will spread the fire worldwide!"
Jens Prüter, head of A&R at Century Media Europe, comments: "Don't call it supergroup but this spawn of Satan combines the best of Stockholm Death Metal and it's great to see a bunch of old friends coming together for just one goal: to destroy. I now some of the guys for many years and it's an honor to help them spreading fire worldwide. Special thanks from my side to Costin Chioreanu and Paolo Girardi for helping out on the band's visual presentation, and my colleague Philipp Schulte for taking over the torch and bring you... FIRE! I'll see you burn!"
LG Petrov - vocals [Entombed A.D., Morbid, Nihilist] Fredrik Folkare – guitar [Necrophobic, Unleashed] Victor Brandt – guitar [Entombed A.D., Six Feet Under (live)] A. Impaler - bass [Necrophobic, Naglfar (live)] Matte Modin – drums [Raised Fist, ex-Dark Funeral, ex-Defleshed, ex-Infernal]
FIRESPAWN’s debut album is planned to be released in November 2015. Prior to the album the band will release the 7” EP 'Lucifer Has Spoken'. This EP will be out on August 7th and will be limited to 500 hand-numbered copies. Visitors of PartySan Open Air: Keep your eyes open for a colored vinyl version of the 7” (100 copies only!) that will exclusively be offered at the Cudgel sales stand on the festival site.
The cover artwork for 'Lucifer Has Spoken' was done by Paolo Girardi who is known from his detailed Hieronymous-Bosch-inspired cover artworks for Inquisition, Power Trip and others. The 7” artwork just shows a part of a huge piece that will be unveiled when further news on the album is due.
The incomparable BEN FOLDS releases his eagerly anticipated new album, ‘So There’, on September 11th via New West Records.
The album began with a commission from the Nashville Ballet and the Nashville and Minnesota Symphony Orchestra to create an original musical score for a new ballet. The end result is a 21 minute Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in 3 movements.
Next came his collaboration with yMusic, a critically acclaimed classical sextet from New York who helped Ben bridge his pop/chamber rock songs with the concerto. The ensemble will also be joining the multi-platinum-selling singer/songwriter/producer when he makes his Royal Opera House debut on August 12th, for a live show of new pop songs and familiar hits.
“The arrangements audiences will hear are straight up rock, using the odd instrumentation of piano, cello, viola, violin, flute/piccolo/alto flute, trumpet/French horn and clarinet/bass clarinet, with no bass,” says Folds. “It’s frankly one of the most exciting projects I’ve ever worked on.”
Ben Folds, a resident of Nashville, Tennessee, owns and operates the historic RCA Studio A which is his creative hub where he records, composes and produces. He is a long time advocate of orchestras, serving as a member of the Board of Directors of the Nashville Symphony and as a member of the distinguished Artist Committee for Americans with Aids.
Ben Folds plays The Royal Opera House on August 12th.
Pink Cigar are the best kept secret in rock n' roll. Based around Notting Hill Gate, this West London four piece have been blowing the minds of unsuspecting diverse crowds wherever they go.
Cool hooks that match the looks with influences ranging from Eddie Cochran to the New York Dolls delivered with their own authentic obnoxious swagger with a vocalist who is an entertaining loose cannon.
Check out new video promo for 'Generation Next' here:
Also following their recent European tour the band will be playing the following UK shows.
9th July - Single Launch - Alley Cat (Denmark ST) 18th July - Mint Street Festival, London 24th July - Nozstock Festival 10th August - Tropen Festival 24th Oct - Hertford Corn Exchange
Spooky Pinball have announced that they will be releasing a ROB ZOMBIE-themed pinball machine in January, 2016.
Named 'Rob Zombie Spookshow International', the machine will be limited to just 300 units worldwide and available in two different versions:
$6495 for LE (50) $5995 for Pro Model (250)
Zombie has contributed his voice to the game, which will also feature ten of his songs: 'Dragula', 'Never Gonna Stop (Red Red Kroovy)', 'Living Dead Girl', 'Demonoid Phenominon', 'American Witch', 'What?', 'Dead City Radio and the New Gods of Supertown', 'Feel So Numb', ;Superbeast' and 'House Of 1,000 Corpses'.
In other news, RZ has revealed the first image of his wife, Sheri Moon Zombie, from his upcoming movie, '31'.
Sheri will be playing a character named Charly - who "finds herself deep in some real Hell shit" - in the new film, which follows five carnival workers who are kidnapped the night before Halloween and held hostage in a large secret compound known as Murder World. Once there, they have 12 hours to survive a terrifying game in which ‘The Heads’- murderous maniacs dressed as clowns – are released to hunt them down and kill them.
The film stars Sheri Moon Zombie, Meg Foster, Pancho Moler, Tracy Walter, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Jane Carr, Ginger Lynn, Lew Temple, Daniel Roebuck, E.G. Daily, Malcolm McDowell, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, David Ury, Judy Geeson, Torsten Voges, Richard Brake, Bari Suzuki, and Devin Sidell.
After some years in a proverbial ditch, outlaw country maniacs, BOURBON CROW - featuring Wednesday 13 and Rayen Belchere (country rock artist Early Ray) - have launched a Kickstarter campaign for their third studio album, 'Off The Wagon & On The Rocks'.
The band's 2006 debut, 'Highway To Hangovers' piqued many Wednesday 13 fans' interest in the outlaw country sound, coupled with BOURBON CROW's irreverent lyrics and stripped back acoustics. The band followed 'Highway...' in '09 with 'Long Way To The Bottom', but since then the project has lain dormant until Rayen and Wednesday were able to buy their way out of their record deal. Now that has happened, they're looking for some help to move forward.
Here's what the boys had to say about the project:
"Heyahhh, Mules!! You wanted it, you asked for it and now you got it!! BOURBON CROW is BACK!!! Back and working on the new CD, 'Off The Wagon & On The Rocks'. After buying ourselves out of our old record deal and taking control of our old record masters, we can finally do BOURBON CROW as we want, when we want & how we want! After this though, we need your support to make this new release a reality! We understand this might not be for everyone, but those who can pledge and support, please know that you are directly impacting the future of Bourbon Crow. If we raise more than our goal, we will be using that money to promote the new record and possibly tour, depending on how much we raise. There is no label, agent or bank fronting the money and telling us what to do. It's just US and YOU! Please spread the word, as we can only do this with your help. Keep checking back for updates and information and sneak peeks behind the scenes. #supportbourboncrow. A big Ric Flair "WOOOOO" from the bottom of our Whisky soaked hearts! - Wednesday 13 and Rayen Belchere"
Orange County outfit IGNITE and Century Media Records have announced that they have renewed their long-time business relationship, with IGNITE signing a new worldwide deal with Century Media Records.
Expect a brand new album and follow up to their 2006 album, 'Our Darkest Days', out before the end of 2015! The yet untitled album was recorded over the course of a year with producer Cameron Webb who didn’t just record 'Our Darkest Days' with IGNITE, but also worked with diverse artists such as Motörhead, Social Distortion, Alkaline Trio or Pennywise just to mention a few.
Zoli Teglas (vocals) can already shed some light on some of the topics on the upcoming album such as bullying, the trappings and pitfalls of what some call the progress of today's world, to the mass media and its filtered information that he feels is molded to suit eco political goals for the occupation of natural resources to the oppression of peoples. Zoli also hits upon topics such as racism and prejudice in America and the insanity of war told to him from the stories of hardship and perseverance of his immigrant family while making their journey west through war torn Europe finally ending up in Los Angeles California.
Additionally there is a song called 'Nothing Can Stop Me' that they have been playing live already. The song is dedicated to a friend of theirs who is fighting a brain tumor. Watch the video below and take a minute to support https://www.facebook.com/awerenessforbetterdays.
There cannot be any doubt that IGNITE are as powerful and vocal as ever.
Don't miss IGNITE this Summer at the following dates:
IGNITE 02.07.2015 (HU) Sopron - VOLT Festival 03.07.2015 (CZ) Tabor - Mighty Sounds 04.07.2015 (SL) Cunovo - Riot River 05.07.2015 (HR) Zagreb - Vintage Industrial Bar 07.08.2015 (DE) Sulingen - Reload Festival 08.08.2015 (DE) Püttlingen - Rocko del Schlacko 09.08.2015 (UK) Blackpool - Rebellion Festival 10.08.2015 (UK) Newcastle - Think Tank 11.08.2015 (UK) Glasgow - Classic Grand 12.08.2015 (UK) Bristol - Exchange 13.08.2015 (UK) Norwich - Epic 14.08.2015 (UK) Port Lympne - Hevy Fest
The love the UK has for BOWLING FOR SOUP has been very well documented over the years and it just seems that absence has made the hearts of the British BFS Army grow fonder!
The news that Bowling For Soup would be returning to the UK saw a public explosion of goodwill for the band from numerous sources. National newspapers such as The Independent and The Evening Standard reported the announcement of the tour, and "Bowling For Soup" was trending on Twitter in the UK within hours of the announcement. It reached number two in Kerrang Magazine's "Top 10 Hottest" on the Kerrang website and even major brands such as airline Ryanair and bookmakers Paddypower were celebrating the news through their social media accounts.
Bowling For Soup's bassist Erik Chandler has also been giving his thoughts about the reaction to the tour news: "We have been overwhelmed by the amazing reaction we have received from our fans after announcing the 'How About Another Round Tour'. It only solidifies for us that fact that the time is absolutely perfect for us to make our return to the UK. We're looking forward to making this the most monumental BFS tour that The UK has ever seen."
To further promote and celebrate the tour, Bowling For Soup have put together a commercial that can be seen below. Some of you may have seen it aired on the big screens at Download between bands. Filmed in the typical BFS tongue-in-cheek style, it's a sixty second reminder as to why they've been missed so much and why their UK return is being so widely celebrated.
Bowling For Soup - How About Another Round UK Tour February 2016:
1 Feb - O2 Academy Glasgow 2 Feb - O2 Academy Newcastle 3 Feb - O2 Academy Leeds 4 Feb - O2 Academy Liverpool 5 Feb - Manchester Academy 6 Feb - O2 Academy Birmingham 7 Feb - O2 Academy Sheffield 8 Feb - Norwich UEA 9 Feb - Nottingham Rock City 10 Feb - Guildford G Live 11 Feb - London Roundhouse 12 Feb - O2 Academy Bournemouth 13 Feb - Southampton Guildhall 14 Feb - Cardiff Great Hall 15 Feb - O2 Academy Bristol
Tickets for the 'How About Another Round Tour' are on sale now and available from Live Nation (http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/bowling-for-soup-tickets). Tickets are priced at £20 (£22.50 for London). There will also be limited numbers of VIP tickets for every show priced at £50 (£52.50 for London).
During the tour Bowling For Soup will be celebrating the release of their first fully band authorised Greatest Hits album - 'Songs People Actually Liked - Volume One - The First 10 Years 1994 to 2003' - as well as other favourites from across Bowling For Soup's twenty one years as a band. 'Songs People Actually Like Volume One' can be purchased here at the Bowling For Soup online webstore HERE
Set in the Southern California desert, MARIACHI EL BRONX's new video for the track 'Wildfires' is a beautifully shot example of the band's LA-meets-mariachi aesthetic on their latest album, 'III'. "Horns and a certain wistfulness reminiscent of the Regional Mexican sound pervade the English-language indie pop track," said Billboard. You can watch it below:
After bringing their LA attitude to a run of UK headlining dates this spring as well as their “salsa pit” inducing shows at Slam Dunk, Mariachi El Bronx are back on the road in the US this summer with Gogol Bordello and Flogging Molly. Mariachi El Bronx will also be opening the Main Stage at Reading and Leeds as well as playing a Bronx set later that day on the Lock Up Stage! Phew!
All of those upcoming dates are listed below, as are the band's summer festival performances.
With Gogol Bordello and Flogging Molly
6/25 - Baltimore, MD - Pier Six Pavilion 6/26 - Asbury Park, NJ - Stone Pony Lot 6/27 - Philadelphia, PA - Festival Pier at Penn's Landing 6/29 - Columbus, OH - LC Pavilion 7/2 - Chicago, IL - Concord Music Hall (with Gene Ween) 7/18 - Louisville, KY - Forecastle Festival 8/5 - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile 8/6 - Portland, OR - Dante's 8/7 - Squamish, Canada - Squamish Valley Music Festival 8/8 - Nashville, TN - Ink N Iron Festival (Mariachi El Bronx) 8/9 - Nashville, TN - Ink N Iron Festival (The Bronx) 8/28 - Reading, UK - Reading Festival (Mariachi El Bronx and The Bronx) 8/29 - Leeds, UK - Leeds Festival ( Mariachi El Bronx and The Bronx) 9/11 - Chicago, IL - Riot Fest 9/15 - Denver, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheater with Ben Harper 10/3 - Los Angeles, CA - Supersonico - Hollywood Palladium
The wait will soon be over: Five years after the release of their last studio album, MALEVOLENT CREATION are back with a vengeance. The band’s new masterpiece, 'Dead Man’s Path', is going to be released by Century Media Records worldwide on September 18th.
Expect nothing but a ferocious, riff-driven and relentlessly uncompromising death/thrash massacre. The cover artwork was done by tattoo artist German Latorres (https://www.facebook.com/hostiletattoos) and perfectly captures the evil vibe of the album.
Detailed info on the various formats of 'Dead Man’s Path' will be revealed in the upcoming weeks.
Heartbreaker WALTER LURE will play seven shows in the UK this coming September.
Walter Lure is the only surviving member of the classic line-up of Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers and this tour will be a rare opportunity to witness a piece of truly authentic rock 'n' roll history!
Walter will play the following shows:
September 2015 UK Tour
Wed 16 - Southend, The Railway Hotel Thrs 17 - London, The Jazz Café Fri 18 - Birmingham, The Hare & Hounds Sat 19 - Manchester, the Soup Kitchen Sun 20 - Glasgow, Broadcast Mon 21 - Newcastle, The Cluny Tues 22 - Leeds, The Brudenell Social Club
Tickets go on sale at 9 am this coming Friday, 3rd July.
Atlanta rock 'n' roll punks BITERS - just discovered by Kerrang! yet first reviewed by Uber Rock in June, 2010 - have released their edgy new music video for the track 'Restless Hearts', which appears on their forthcoming debut album, 'Electric Blood'.
Filmed with director Video Rahim (MASTODON) on location in their hometown, the video for 'Restless Hearts' sees BITERS pushing the limits of rock 'n' roll excess with a wild keg party, cruising the streets of Atlanta in a stolen police cruiser, and frontman Tuk surfing on the boot of a car whilst tearing down the road at 50mph.
Director Video Rahim discusses the band's run in with the law: "During the shoot, we mounted a camera to the front of a car to capture footage of Tuk and the band. They drove off with the camera and shortly thereafter I received a call from Tuk saying he had been pulled over and thought he was going to jail. I had to rush down and talk to the police officers to keep Tuk from being arrested."
"Standing on the trunk of a '70s Cadillac at 3am going 45-50mph and lip-synching while wearing Cuban heel boots was the best idea I've had in a long time," adds BITERS frontman Tuk.
Watch the extreme, uncensored video for 'Restless Hearts' below!
Don't miss BITERS' debut UK tour starting this September:
Sep. 25 - London, UK - Jubilee Club Sep. 26 - Nottingham, UK - Rock City Sep. 27 - Southampton, UK - Joiners Sep. 28 - Bristol, UK - Thekla Sep. 29 - Norwich, UK - Waterfront Studio Oct. 02 - Leeds, UK - Key Club Oct. 03 - Glasgow, UK - Stereo Oct. 05 - Newcastle, UK - Think Tank Oct. 06 - London, UK - Borderline Oct. 07 - Wolverhampton, UK - Slade Rooms Oct. 08 - Manchester, UK - Ruby Lounge Oct. 09 - Sheffield, UK - Corporation
BITERS' eagerly-anticipated debut album, 'Electric Blood', is due to be released on August 7th worldwide. Pre-order the album now on CD and limited edition coloured vinyl at http://www.earache.com/biters
The album is also available to pre-order on iTunes with an exclusive bonus track as well as instant downloads of 'Restless Hearts', 'Low Lives in Hi Definition' and 'Heart Fulla Rock 'n' Roll'. Pre-order 'Electric Blood' now on iTunes at http://bit.ly/electricblood-itunes
Disinterred British extreme metal legends CARCASS have announced that they will be playing the UK and Ireland leg of the highly anticipated 'Deathcrusher Tour 2015' alongside Obituary, Voivod and Herod. This vociferous line-up will be hitting the UK and Ireland this October.
Carcass main man Jeff Walker had to say on the announcement: "Off the back of touring the U.S. with OBITUARY we thought it would be cool to combine this into something special... and VOIVOD who have also just toured the US... why not invite them along for the ride? CARCASS has wanted to do a Euro Tour for a while now, we've been looking for the perfect opportunity and this is IT! Save your pennies for the heaviest tour of the fall and see it LIVE before it gets uploaded to youtube on low quality camera phones!!!!!!"
You can see Carcass and the entire Deathcrusher line-up on the following dates:
23rd October - Wolverhampton, Wulfrun Hall 24th October - Glasgow, Barrowlands 25th October - Belfast, Limelight 1 26th October - Dublin, Olympia 27th October - Bristol, Motion 28th October - Newcastle, O2 Academy 29th October - London, The Forum 30th October - Manchester, Ritz