'Th1rt3en or Nothing', the brand new single from Swedish glunk rock legends BACKYARD BABIES, is now available on iTunes, Google Play and Spotify.
The new single is the first product from the reunited band since they announced a new record deal with Gain/Sony Music. 'Th1rt3en or Nothing' is taken from the band's new album, 'Four By Four', which is set for release on August 28th.
Portland, Oregon's POISON IDEA have announced that the band will go on an "indefinite hiatus" following the band's recent tour of Europe.
The band, who released a new album, 'Confuse and Conquer' (their first since both 2006's 'Latest Will And Testament' and the passing of guitarist Tom "Pig Champion" Roberts), this past April via Southern Lord Recordings, released the following statement:
"Poison Idea is going on an indefinite hiatus following a successful month long European tour due to some health/sanity issues, personal matters and addressing some unfortunate band behavior.
"All upcoming shows for the undeterminable future will be cancelled or postponed indefinitely."
Read the Uber Rock review of 'Confuse and Conquer' HERE!
MÖTLEY CRÜE have launched a social media campaign today that will allow fans to request which cities they should visit in Europe as part of their global ‘Final Tour’.
No official announcement has been made about a European leg, but the band are offering fans the opportunity to request shows in their cities by casting a vote for their city at http://demand.motley.com/ and by using the hashtag #demandthecrue across Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Votes can be cast daily and fans can track the progress of the conversation through an interactive heatmap on the site.
After thirty-four years performing together, the 2015 leg of the Final Tour includes shows all across the globe. Mötley Crüe have just finished their final tours of Japan, Australia and New Zealand and will be saying farewell to the European festival circuit at Sweden Rocks (Sweden), Download (UK) and Novarock (Austria) before taking their can't-miss show back to the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.
Mötley Crüe first announced plans for their two year Final Tour by signing a Cessation Of Touring Agreement at a press conference in Los Angeles in January 2014, solidifying the end of their touring career with their last show ever on New Year's Eve at Staples Center in their hometown of Los Angeles. Since the announcement the band has been touring tirelessly to say goodbye to fans around the world.
The 2014 leg of the Final Tour was one of last year’s top grossing tours, selling close to a million tickets across 72 cities and grossing more than $45 million. “Mötley Crüe’s Final Tour has been a massive global success and a true testament to the popularity of this legendary rock band,” says Rick Franks, Live Nation’s Regional President of North American Concerts. “New Year’s Eve 2015 will mark the end of an era in rock history but there’s no doubt that Mötley Crüe’s music will influence generations of artists for years to come.”
GLUECIFER, the legendary Kings of Rock from Oslo, Norway, will have their five album back catalogue reissued on vinyl via guitarist Captain Poon's new record label, Konkurs Productions.
1997's 'Ridin' The Tiger', its follow-up a year later, 'Soaring With The Eagles At Night, To Rise With The Pigs In The Morning', 2000's 'Tender Is The Savage', 2002's 'Basement Apes' and final album, 2004's 'Automatic Thrill', will all be made available once more.
An official band statement reads:
"It's been a long time. Long time since we were actually around, and a very long time since these great vinyls were exposed in the shelves at your local record store. In September they will all be back in style, and you no longer have to drool for expensive ebay items.
"All five albums will be released on Captain Poon's new label Konkurs Productions, and will be distributed to most corners of the world.
"We will hopefully get a webshop up and running as well in case you don't have easy access to a good record dealer. We'll keep you posted on further release dates and distributors."
Need reminding how great Gluecifer were? Here ya go...
ONCE HUMAN, the new band featuring former Machine Head/Soulfly guitarist Logan Mader, has inked a worldwide deal with earMUSIC, with debut album, 'The Life I Remember', penned for a September 4th, 2015 release.
When people think of Logan Mader, they remember flying dreads, a flying V and deadly volume, dealing with likes of Machine Head and Soulfly. Hard to believe but it's been 12 years since Logan set foot onstage. Now a gold record music producer/ mixer (Five Finger Death Punch, Gojira, Periphery, etc.), Mader wrote off the performing part of his life and settled behind the scenes. Still, something within him stirred.
Former Roadrunner chief, now Nuclear Blast Entertainment head, Monte Conner sent newcomer and multi-instrumentalist Lauren Hart to Logan Mader for a production deal. A creative spark between the two forged the nexus of Once Human as Hart moved from guitars to vocals, unsheathing a throat-scarring level of vocal brutality that completely contradicts her soft appearance. Unexpectedly, the result brought Mader back to creative life as both artist and performer.
"The Creative chemistry was so on fire and the music really spoke to me. In all of my years producing, I’ve never been so attached and excited about a developing project," Logan says. He continues: "It’s a mix of brutal metal and melodic epic, with cinematic textures. It’s unique and really has its own identity."
A lyric video for the first song, 'The Life I Remember', can be seen here:
Put on your army combats, grab a tankard of rum and prepare to witness the metal event of 2016. Swedish power metal heroes SABATON are coming back to the UK in 2016 and this time they're bringing Scotland's favourite Heavy Metal Pirates, ALESTORM.
"We felt that the last UK tour was not enough and since then we have been thinking of what we can do and talking to our friends in Alestorm we came up with the idea of this tour. When we hit the UK both bands will play a full set! And its in good venues where we can bring more of our stage set than we could in the past. This will be awesome!" Pär Sundström - SABATON
They will also be supported by fellow Swedes BLOODBOUND.
Tour dates as follows:
26th February 2016 Norwich UEA 27th February 2016 Manchester The Academy 28th February 2016 Birmingham o2 Academy 29th February 2016 Southampton Guildhall 2nd March 2016 Aberdeen Music Hall 3rd March 2016 Glasgow Barrowlands 4th March 2016 - Belfast Limelight 1 6th March 2016 - Dublin Vicar Street 7th March 2016 - Cardiff Tramshed 8th March 2016 - Bristol Motion 10th March 2016 - London The Forum
Tickets go on sale this Friday, 29th May.
Sabaton will also be playing Bloodstock Open Air this August.
Sweden-based Melodic Death Metal experts SOILWORK have revealed the artwork (seen above) of their forthcoming studio album, 'The Ride Majestic'.
The new album, the band's tenth studio effort, will hit stores worldwide on August 28, 2015 via Nuclear Blast Records.
SOILWORK vocalist Bjorn "Speed" Strid comments: "We just put the final touches on our new album 'The Ride Majestic' and all we can say is that it's going to be massive. It definitely picks up where we left off with 'The Living Infinite', but slightly darker, atmospheric and almost anthemic, with some really interesting twists and turns. Can't wait to play this epic beast live! Await the ride majestic ladies 'n' gents!"
THREE DAYS GRACE, the platinum-selling, chart-topping and record-setting quartet hailing from Ontario, Canada, consistently offer up hard-hitting, honest and hypnotic anthems. Ahead of the band's performance at this year's Download Festival comes the video for the new single, 'Human Race'.
Check it out below:
The Mark Pellington-directed video may be a little NSFW due to the images of an incapacitated naked woman lying on her side on a table attached to a breathing tube. But the video's focus more about the ideas of human connection with very distinctive looking actors whose faces seem to tell a story.
It's a thought-provoking clip from a director who has a history with such subject matter, whether it be Pearl Jam's 'Jeremy', Alice In Chains' 'Rooster' or Foo Fighters' 'Best of You' that populate his video resume.
"We had played the night before and were headed to the next city as the sun was coming up in the Midwest. We were looking out the window at just peaceful countryside and just kinda soaking it all in and then, just like that, the bus took an exit and we ended up in downtown morning rush hour gridlock traffic... just watching out the bus window as people yelled at each other, ran red lights, gave each other the finger, and were just being generally sh—y to one another, while they were in some massive rush to get nowhere at 7:30AM. It was like we were on the outside looking in, and I remember somebody said, ‘Where the hell is everybody going and why are they such in a rush? Don’t you just get sick of running this race? The human race?’ The song was born in that moment. We started writing it right away," comments Neil Sanderson
On their new albumH'uman', the band - MATT WALST (lead vocals), BARRY STOCK (lead guitar), BRAD WALST (bass), and NEIL SANDERSON (drums, percussion, keyboards, programming) - re-teamed with producer Gavin Brown, who did the same honors for their platinum-selling 2003 self-titled debut album.
Look for Three Days Grace on tour. Full dates below:
Upcoming European Tour 5/30 Madrid, ES - Sala San Miguel 5/31 Barcelona, ES - Sala Razzmatazz 6/2 Milan, IT - Sonisphere - Italy 6/4 Vienna, AT - Rick In Veinna 6/5 Kralove, VZ - Festival Park 6/6 Mendig, DE - Flugplatz Mendig – Mendig Airfield 6/7 Nuremberg, DE - Nuremberg Zeppelinfeld 6/10 Hamburg, DE - Uebel & Gefahrlich 6/12 Warsaw, PO - Orange Warsaw Festival Live 6/14 Castle Donington, GB - Download Festival
NILE, the reigning kings of technical, historically-themed brutality, are currently in the studio wrapping up the mix of their upcoming album, 'What Should Not Be Unearthed'.
Produced by Nile and mixed by Neil Kernon, the album will be released on August 28th via Nuclear Blast Records.
Mastermind Karl Sanders states: "All of us in Nile are happy to announce our upcoming newest albumW 'hat Should Not be Unearthed'. It’s our 8th official album, and this time we believe we have a truly crushing disc to bring to metal fans. The focus this time around is on brutally heavy metal riffing and songwriting ; kind of like of an AOTW approach but very streamlined to achieve maximum destructive impact. Our last record, 'At the Gates of Sethu' was super surgically clean and very "musicianship oriented" whereas the new disc is a polar opposite; Unearthed is aimed straight at utter metal heaviness and memorable songwriting. Although Unearthed is still full of the kind of undeniable musicianship people have come to expect from Nile over the years , it’s the songs themselves that will hit listeners over the head this time around. These songs will be a blast to play live, and we are stoked at the opportunity to bring these songs to metal fans everywhere. See you on tour!"
The artwork, as revealed above, was created by Michal 'Xaay' Loranc, who commented: "At first, I would like to express that it was great experience to work on another Nile cover / artwork again. I'm really grateful having been a big fan of the band for all these years. The story behind the title goes deeply beneath everything we have already known, and we may not be ready to face. With the art I excavated the theories of an elder ancient civilization which could give the origin to ancient Egypt. That's why you can find a new ingredient in the band imagery, pointing at some higher obscure intelligence, eroding and covered with time. That trace of a dismal legacy is resembled in the outer structure which radiates from the block, sealing the unknown, and it's only an adumbration of what we will meet, once it is removed. The pyramid-shaped seal in the center doesn't contain a recipe for some camel stew or a Pharaoh's dining menu. An experienced eye will notice hieroglyphs taken from the 'Book of the Dead', or the Seven Islands of Amentet glyph - depicting the ancient Underworld, and describing the elder reign of God-kings, which had ended circa. 9850 B.C. (perhaps some similarity with that of Atlantis?). But the main thing we should not miss here is a winged scarab sign in the exact center. We all know this most common Egyptian artifact giving protection... so the message is pretty clear... I hope it may become another fine element in band's repository for the Nile themed tattoos. To sum it up: this album is definitely not a box of candies. Keep in mind that opening the package means you will deal with the deadliest essence... However, it will be a hard task to hold on to your curiosity. Well... it's a new Nile!"
Nile will be hitting the road together with label mates Suffocation as special guests, to support their upcoming album. You can see Nile and Suffocation play at the following shows:
6th Sept – Plymouth, The Hub 7th Sept – Manchester, Sound Control 8th Sept – London, The Dome 9th Sept – Bristol, The Marble Factory
STRYPER's 'Live at the Whisky' is to get a limited double gatefold vinyl reissue via Ulterium Records after the label struck a deal with Frontiers Records (who originally released the album on CD and digitally last September).
Strictly limited to just 300 copies worldwide, the Ulterium Records limited double gatefold vinyl edition of 'Live at the Whisky' will be released in Europe on August 7th and features new album artwork (seen above) created by Jan Yrlund of Darkgrove Design.
'Live at the Whisky' double gatefold vinyl tracklisting:
Side A 01. Legacy 02. Marching Into Battle 03. You Know What To Do 04. Loud N' Clear
Side B 01. Reach Out 02. Calling On You 03. Free 04. More Than A Man
Side C 01. The Rock That Makes Me Roll 02. No More Hell To Pay 03. Jesus Is Just Alright 04. Always There For You
Side D 01. All For One 02. The Way 03. To Hell With The Devil 04. Soldiers Under Command
US rockers HALESTORM have announced two very special UK shows this August to celebrate the band's biggest UK chart success.
Intended as intimate, unique events, the two 'A Wild Evening With Halestorm' dates are in deliberately smaller-than-usual venues, and will see the band perform two sets.
'Into The Wild Life', the Pennsylvanian group's third record, rocketed straight into the UK album chart Top 10 and US Billboard chart Top 5 on release last month, as well as landing the coveted #1 spot in the rock chart for both countries.
Frontwoman Lzzy Hale explains...
"Hello to all our UK freaks! In the spirit of doing this thing called whatever the $&@! we want, we've decided to embark on something we've never done before! We are doing 'A Wild Evening With Halestorm' - that means no openers folks, just us all night long. But wait! There's more! For two nights, we will be performing our new album, 'Into The Wild Life', live in order and in its entirety for your viewing and listening pleasure... oh and then after we perform our new album, we will do yet another set with all your favourite Halestorm songs, and we've even decided to throw in some surprise "deep tracks" for you all. It's gonna be so much fun! Come own the night with us!!!"
Join HALESTORM for the following:
Monday 17th August - LIVERPOOL O2 Academy Tuesday 18th August - LONDON Koko
Tickets go on sale Friday 29th May at 10am, priced £17.50, from box offices and online from www.livenation.co.uk
CAMDEN ROCKS have added the final acts to this year's huge festival, including Sheffield metalcore bruisers While She Sleeps. They join some of huge names in rock, metal, punk and indie, including headliners Bullet For My Valentine, Skindred, Funeral For A Friend, Modestep, Little Comets, New Model Army, ... And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead, Ginger Wildheart, Black Spiders, Heaven's Basement and many more.
While She Sleeps frontman Loz Taylor says: "We're stoked to be a part of this year's Camden Rocks Festival! It's already shaping up to be a killer day. We can't wait to tear Camden up!"
Camden Rocks is set to be one of the most important dates in London's festival calendar and a massive statement for independent festivals in the UK, booking some of the hottest names in music right now, alongside bona fide legends and a whole host of incredible up and coming talent you don't want to miss - get down early and get involved.
Camden Rocks final line-up: Bullet For My Valentine, While She Sleeps, Skindred, New Model Army, Funeral For A Friend, Little Comets, Modestep, ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead, Ginger Wildheart, The Twang, Black Spiders, The Dictators NYC, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Jaws, Heavens Basement, Turbowolf, Michael Monroe, Glen Matlock (The Sex Pistols), Anti Nowhere League, Richie Ramone, Fearless Vampire Killers, Menswe@r, Lawnmower Deth, Feed The Rhino, Glamour Of The Kill, Gun, The Graveltones, Sonic Boom Six, Eureka Machines, Jettblack, Black Moth, Hawk Eyes, Max Raptor, Martyr Defiled, Dolomite Minor, Polar, Little Matador, Brawlers, God Damn, Baby Chaos, Astroid Boys, Vanilla Pod, The Dirty Youth, As Lions, Fathoms, Rob Lynch, Demob Happy, Cypher16, Freeze The Atlantic, Damn Dice, Attention Thieves, The One Hundred, The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing, Amaryllis, Samoans, The Carnabys, Kagoule, Creeper, Asylums, LTNT, Trampolene, Billy Bibby (Ex-Catfish & the Bottlemen), Longy, The St Pierre Snake Invasion, Beasts, Hyena, Kyshera, Hunter & The Bear, The Scaramanga Six, Protafield, Dead!, Buffalo Summer, Buck & Evans, Boy Jumps Ship, Goldray, Despite My Deepest Fear, Josh Flowers & The Wild, Outside The Coma, Lock & Key, Tropical Contact, Monument, Skarlett Riot, Axis Of, High Hopes, Death Remains, EMP!RE , Oxygen Thief, Ducking Punches, Sons Of Icarus, iC1s, Under The Influence, Dead Sea Skulls, The Turning, The Wild Lies, EofE, Ashestoangels, Those Damn Crows, Masakichi, Voodoo Vegas, Rival State, Tim Muddiman & The Strange, The Amorettes, The Bastard Sons, In Search Of Sun, Stoneghost, Love Zombies, Slydigs, Sky Valley Mistress , EnterTheLexicon, New Device, State of Play, Reverted, Wax On Water, Paul Miro, Valens, Press to MECO, The Hyena Kill, Monarks, Strangefruit, Maleficent, Dead Shed Jokers, Broken Witt Rebels, dirt, Venrez, Stellify, Healthy Junkies, White Room, Exit Black, Death Koolaid, The Dirty Truth, Red House Glory, The Parades, Lock, Faers, Ashes, Victory Heights, Horsefight, Pink Cigar, Dumbjaw, City Of Thieves, The Parade, Waco, Role Models, Lips, The Franklys, The Fallen State, The Fourfits, Lost Gravity, One Last Secret , Suzerain, My Little Empire, Japanese Fighting Fish, The Totems, A Week Away, Heel, Levyathan, Fireyed, Bad Sign, Fallen To Flux, Duchess, Flies + Flies, Chinese Missy, No Sugar, Dirty Thrills, Hands Off Gretel, Walkway, Swoons, Fella, The Touch, Dark Science, Todd Dorigo, The Assist, Vodun, Fake The Attack, Mercutio, Star Scream, B Movie Thieves, Dee Harlow, More Than Most, Danny Wright, Mark Mathews & The One Ts, Venture, Matty James, Sam Ryder, Matt Henshaw, Kerri Watt, Andy Smith.
Venues confirmed for Camden Rocks 2015 include: Electric Ballroom, Underworld, Proud Camden, Barfly, Jazz Cafe, Dingwalls, The Barfly (Downstairs), Purple Turtle, Black Heart, Belushi's, Hawley Arms, Monarch, The Cuban, The Good Mixer, The Enterprise, Fifty-Five Bar, BrewDog, The Stillery, Dingwalls Canalside Bar.
This year's Camden Rocks takes place on May 30th 2015 across Camden Town's iconic music venues, pubs and bars. For almost 200 bands, tickets are just £30 (+ booking fee) and are available now from www.camdenrocksfestival.com
The next batch of BLOODSTOCK club nights also kick off in June, so if you didn't have one in your area before, check out the huge list of evenings out below, and get on down for your chance to win all manner of BLOODSTOCK goodies, including pairs of weekend tickets!
Wed 3rd June - NOTTINGHAM The Bodega Fri 5th June - STOKE ON TRENT Bunker 13 Fri 5th June - MANCHESTER Ruby Lounge Sat 6th June - EDINBURGH Studio 24 Sat 6th June - BRIGHTON Envy Sat 6th June - WOKING Schism Wed 10th June - BOLTON Blind Tiger Thu 11th June - PRESTON The Adelphi Sat 13th June - BIRMINGHAM Eddie's Rock Bar Thu 18th June - LIVERPOOL The Arts Club Fri 19th June - NEWCASTLE The Globe Fri 19th June - MIDDLESBROUGH SUMO Fri 19th June - STOKE ON TRENT Bunker 13 Thu 25th June - EXETER Walkabout Thu 25h June - GLASGOW The Cathouse Thu 25th June - LONDON The Purple Turtle Fri 26th June - LONDON Elektrowerkz Fri 26th June - PLYMOUTH Misfits Fri 26th June - BRISTOL Bierkeller Sat 27th June - BIRMINGHAM The Asylum Sat 27th June - SHEFFIELD Corporation Wed 1st July - BOLTON Blind Tiger Wed 1st July - NOTTINGHAM The Bodega Thu 2nd July - BURY Blind Tiger Fri 3rd July - STOKE ON TRENT Bunker 13 Sat 4th July - WIGAN Boulevard Sat 4th July - COVENTRY The Phoenix Sat 4th July - EDINBURGH Studio 24 Sat 4th July - BRIGHTON Envy Fri 10th July - LONDON Electric Ballroom Fri 10th July - MANCHESTER Alter Ego Sat 11th July - BIRMINGHAM Eddie's Rock Bar Fri 17th July - CAMBERLEY Agincourt Mon 20th July - READING Sakura Thu 23rd July - GLASGOW The Cathouse Thu 23rd July - LONDON The Purple Turtle Fri 24th July - BRISTOL Bierkeller Sat 25th July - BIRMINGHAM The Asylum Sat 25th July - SHEFFIELD The Corporation Sat 25th July - NEWCASTLE The Globe Fri 31st July - IPSWICH Liquid & Envy Fri 31st July - LONDON Elektrowerkz
On July 31st, the new U.D.O. DVD/2CD, 'Navy Metal Night', will be released via AFM Records.
In February 2014, U.D.O. played a very special sold out show, accompanied by a German Navy Orchestra (Marinemusikkorps Nordsee). The symphonic sound of the orchestra and the choir merged with the songs of U.D.O. and made the evening a unique unforgettable experience for the audience.
This bombastic live event will now be made available for all fans of U.D.O., either on DVD or Blu-ray plus two CDs.
And at this year’s WACKEN OPEN AIR, the unique musical collaboration can be seen live on stage again, this time with the German Federal Armed Forces Orchestra.
"I was simply overwhelmed by the whole event, it’s like a dream came true," Udo Dirkschneider states. "It’s really more than words can say. This DVD will be something special to me, definitely a highlight of my career."
'Navy Metal Night' is produced by Mattes & Björn Schlüter and co-produced by Udo Dirkschneider. Mixed by Mattes & Björn at Redhead Studio A, Wilhelmshaven and mastered by Jacob Hansen at Hansen Studios, Ribe, Denmark.