Moscow punk pioneers TARAKANY! have released the music video for their single 'God and Police' which comes off their album, 'Maximum Happy' and features Chris No. 2 from ANTI-FLAG.
'God and Police' speaks up against church and state, the two stereotypical pillars of Russian culture, and jabs at the pro-Putin regime and its supporters.
The song embodies not only the satirical style of Tarakany!, but carries the message of anti-oppression which Anti-Flag has been spreading for years. That being said, it's no surprise that Chris agreed to lend his vocals to the track back in 2012. One and a half years after the studio recording, the two bands got to share a stage at Dobrofest in Russia, where Chris performed live with Tarakany! and where video was filmed.
'God and Police' is Chris' first experience singing in Russian. As a group, this song represents Anti-Flag's chance to address Russian fans in their native language and just goes to show there are no cultural or ideological barriers between Russian and American musicians.
The pioneers of industrial-tinged extreme metal, FEAR FACTORY, have signed a deal for North America & Europe with Nuclear Blast Entertainment.
Formed in Los Angeles, California in 1989, FEAR FACTORY changed the world of metal and have become a huge influence on the genre ever since their inception. The band's unique sound helped bridge the gap between death metal, grindcore, thrash, and industrial on landmark releases like 'Soul Of A New Machine', 'Demanufacture', and the gold-selling release, 'Obsolete'.
"Evolution and change are key elements in the non-stop growth of FEAR FACTORY," comments guitarist Dino Cazares. "With that said, I am proud to be back working alongside the first man to believe in what we were doing back in 1990. He took a chance and signed us, and the rest is history. Monte Conner, once the main A&R man at Roadrunner Records, has now once again come back into the FEAR FACTORY family with his new home - Nuclear Blast Entertainment. We can't wait to deliver an epic new album to kick off this new era."
"FEAR FACTORY are truly one of the groundbreaking metal bands of our time," adds Conner. "On their 1992 debut, 'Soul Of A New Machine', Burton C. Bell introduced the world to the alternating heavy and melodic dual vocal approach that would go on to become a staple in metal to this very day. The following year, they were the first metal band to enter the industrial/dance remix world with the pioneering 'Fear Is The Mindkiller' EP. And look at the countless metal bands who have since imitated the unique machine gun-style rhythm section, created when Dino Cazares' staccato riffs locked in perfectly with the syncopated kick drums. I am excited to be reunited with this legendary band, and I am certain their Nuclear Blast Entertainment debut will be another FEAR FACTORY classic."
FEAR FACTORY are currently working on material for their Nuclear Blast debut. The as-of-yet-untitled album will be co-produced by long-time collaborator Rhys Fulber, along with Cazares and Bell. A Winter 2015 release is expected.
Nuclear Blast has announced the signing of THE true Teutonic Heavy Metal trio, PANZER!
The new German supergroup is comprised of yet three undisputed genre legends: Vocalist & bass-player Schmier, best known as frontman of DESTRUCTION, guitarist Herman Frank (ACCEPT, VICTORY), as well as drummer Stefan Schwarzmann (ACCEPT, ex-RUNNING WILD).
"If you are a METALHEAD you will love PANZER, I'm a 100% sure about it," vows Schmier.
To celebrate the nearing end of the year with a real killer release, the first PANZER onslaught, entitled 'Send Them All To Hell', will roll down onto the unholy European soil on November 28th 2014.
Commented Schmier: "When Stefan Schwarzmann, drummer of ACCEPT and an old friend, came to me with the idea of putting a band together, I first thought he tried to fool me, hahaha! But the idea sounded amazing from the beginning and after the first meeting with Herman Frank, the German guitar legend, that everybody knows from his work with ACCEPT and VICTORY, and Stefan, we realized really fast, that this team could really kick some serious ass together. And instead of talking too long about it, we started writing songs right away and within some weeks had half of the album recorded and it sounded wicked! We don't wanna re-invent the metal-wheel. We play the music we love, easy as that and it's great fun cause we all dig this shit since we are teenagers!"
Naming a band after fierce war machinery might seem a bit off for some, but if you take a look at the lyrics, this is picture perfect. The lyrics provoke, criticize and are part of the art. "My lyrics criticize... I don't pray," adds Schmier.
And as difficult as the search for a name was at first, with all members being German die-hards and organizers of the Teutonic scene, PANZER seemed to be the name everybody remembers right away.
As for the album title, 'Send Them All To Hell' was almost mandatory, as these are the first words to be heard on the record, with Schmier whispering them into the mic. With the exception of two tracks that feature all three members, all songs are written entirely by Herman Frank and Schmier.
If you like it heavy, more melodic or if you dig Speed Metal, then PANZER will hit right on - or to say it with Hermann Frank: "No left - no right! Just straight forward like a Panzer!"
Reactivated Seattle metal band SANCTUARY has posted a lyric video for the track, 'Exitium (Anthem of the Living)', taken from their upcoming album, 'The Year The Sun Died' - watch it below:
Due out October 6th in Europe (October 14th in North America) via Century Media Records, 'The Year The Sun Died' is the long-awaited follow-up to the band's first two studio albums that were released on Epic Records: 'Refuge Denied' (1987) and 'Into The Mirror Black' (1989). Singer Warrel Dane's sky-high vocals combined with guitarist Lenny Rutledge's more mature take on classic thrash riffs separated the band from the throes of metal acts struggling to get noticed at the time. With 'The Year The Sun Died', SANCTUARY continues that legacy that they started decades ago, delivering yet another fresh take on "classic-sounding" metal. Featuring artwork by Travis Smith (OPETH, NEVERMORE) and mixed/produced by Zeuss (ROB ZOMBIE, SUICIDE SILENCE, CROWBAR, etc.), this upcoming album promises to be worth the wait.
The album is available as CD, Ltd edition Mediabook and 180gr vinyl LP in gatefold cover (incl CD): - Black Vinyl, limited to 2,000 copies worldwide - Yellow Vinyl, limited to 100 exclusive at CM Distro Mailorder Europe – SOLD OUT - Orange Vinyl, limited to 500 exclusive at CM Distro Mailorder USA - Green Vinyl, limited to 200 exclusive at Nuclear Blast Mailorder Europe - Red Vinyl, limited to 200 exclusive at EMP Mailorder Pre-order link: http://smarturl.it/tytsdCMDistro
SANCTUARY line-up 2014: Warrel Dane - Vocals Lenny Rutledge - Guitars Jim Sheppard - Bass Dave Budbill - Drums Brad Hull - Guitars
HORNET have announced that they will be releasing a brand new EP, the follow up to their debut album ‘Skies Are Falling’, alongside a modern sound and look. The first single ‘Cry Wolf’, from their as-yet-untitled EP will be dropping on November 25th with a dramatic music video. Phil Kinman (Tank, New Device) returns to produce the record along with Dick Beetham (Enter Shikari, Young Guns) mastering.
Frontman, Joe Thompson explains: "With the new EP we really wanted to just expand the sound we already had by incorporating more of our influences to make our sound more modern and diverse, something in the now, you know? The same can be said for our image. It’s definitely more relatable to us as individuals. It's still Hornet through and through but as we've found ourselves developing both as a band and as musicians it has really shone through in our new songs. It’s modern but still hard, heavy and in your face!"
MARIACHI EL BRONX - the alter ego of acclaimed Los Angeles punk outfit The Bronx - will release new album 'Mariachi El Bronx (III)' on 3rd November.
On the third in its series of self-titled albums, the band took a fresh approach. Not content to simply excel within the confines of the mariachi genre, they ditched the rulebook and dusted off old sequencers, synths and an ARP. The 10 striking songs that resulted fuse traditional melodies with modern ambience.
(III) will be available via ATO Records in all formats, including day-glo orange vinyl, and can be pre-ordered now at http://thebronxxx.shop.musictoday.com. Fans who pre-order (III) will receive a download of 'Loteria', a track that does not appear on the album, plus 8 to 1, a short film that the band members shot entirely on their iPhones.
Mariachi El Bronx will be touring Europe in December, supporting Gogol Bordello. See below for the full list of tour dates.
The band recorded most of (III) at Haunted Hallow Studios in Charlottesville, Virginia, a surreal private countryside location with absolutely no cell phone reception, but plenty of strange sculptures and miles of woods in every direction. Mariachi El Bronx – comprising Matt Caughthran, Joby J. Ford, Jorma Vik, Brad Magers, Ken Horne, Vincent Hidalgo, Ray Suen and Keith Douglas – spent two weeks there, recording with producer John Avila (Oingo Boingo), who co-produced (I) and (II) with the band. From the social commentary of tracks like 'New Beat' (which you can hear below) and 'Sixes And Sevens' to the reflective 'Wildfires' and 'High Tide', (III) reveals a band coming into its own, extending the proverbial middle finger to tradition – and backing it up 100%. DJ Bonebrake (X) guests on marimbas on 'Nothing's Changed' and harp virtuoso Willie Acuña (Mariachi Sol de Mexico) joins the band on 'Raise The Dead'.
MARIACHI EL BRONX (III) tracklisting:
New Beat Wildfires Sticks And Stones High Tide Nothing’s Changed Eternal Raise The Dead Everything Twice Right Between The Eyes Valya
MARIACHI EL BRONX – 2014 TOUR DATES:
Supporting Gogol Bordello 12/1 – Gdansk, POL - B90 12/2 – Krakow, POL - Rotunda 12/4 – Warsaw, POL - Stodola 12/5 – Berlin, GER - Astra Kulturhaus 12/6 – Osnabrück, GER - Hyde Park 12/8 – Newcastle, UK - O2 Academy 12/9 – Liverpool, UK - O2 Academy 12/11 – Birmingham, UK - O2 Academy 12/12 – Sheffield, UK - O2 Academy 12/13 – London, UK - The Roundhouse 12/14 – Nottingham, UK - Rock City 12/16 – Dublin, IRE - The Academy
Jägermeister is proud to announce its fourth Jägermeister Music UK Tour in December 2014, once again providing a huge line up for a small ticket price. Last year’s tour saw the mighty GHOST, GOJIRA and THE DEFILED play to over 15,921 music fans as they packed out venues up and down the country. This year’s tour is set to repeat the success of the 2013 run, with a four-date tour headlined by Punk Rock legends ME FIRST AND THE GIMME GIMMES.
When five young friends from some of the mightiest bands on Fat Wreck Chords got together in the magical era of the 90s and decided to bring together their collective wit to re-imagine pop songs as instant punk rock classics, they became the best cover band in the world. Featuring Spike Slawson on vocals, NOFX's Fat Mike on bass, Lagwagon's Joey Cape on rhythm guitar, current Foo Fighters member Chris Shiflett on lead guitar, and Lagwagon's Dave Raun on drums, ME FIRST AND THE GIMME GIMMES are a supergroup. THE GIMMES will be hitting Jägermeister Music Tour UK dates in support of their latest album 'Are We Not Men? We Are Diva!', released earlier this year and are inviting you to mosh your way through Whitney Houston's 'I Will Always Love You' and Paula Abdul's classic 'Straight Up' amongst many more.
East London-based reggae-dub four-piece THE SKINTS will co-headline this year's event, bringing an infectious fusion of Jamaican styles to the fore with their pop hooks, grimey raps, filthy basslines and punk rock ethic, creating the perfect mix to get the party crowd on their feet. Following the release of their 'Short Change' EP earlier this year, the genre-defying outfit supported by Jägermeister on their band roster, has spent the summer recording their highly anticipated third album with renowned producer and close friend, Prince Fatty. Well-versed in setting festival scenes and stages alight, their inimitable live performances are not to be missed.
THE SKINTS said: "We're really excited to be on the Jägermeister tour, playing with Me First and the Gimme Gimmes is very humbling for us. The band and crew are all great people and we can't wait to play some UK venues for the first time this year due to being in Europe and the studio. A punky reggae party indeed."
Two support acts will be announced in the coming weeks to join the dates, which are as follows:
December 18th - Liverpool O2 Academy December 19th - Leicester O2 Academy December 20th - Leeds O2 Academy December 21st - London, O2 Academy Brixton
At an incredible one off price of just £10.00 per person (subject to booking fees) - thanks to Jägermeister subsidising admission - tickets for the 2014 Jägermeister UK Music Tour are likely to sell out very quickly. O2 and Jägermeister presale from Wednesday September 17th 2014. General Tickets sales will then be available from http://www.ticketweb.co.uk and 0844 477 2000 on September 19th 2014
Get ready to mosh in the privacy of your own home, because multiple Grammy-nominated thrash masters ANTHRAX have announced the release of 'Chile On Hell', a live-in-concert DVD that is due out October 20th.
'Chile On Hell' was filmed at the Teatro Caupolican in Santiago, Chile on May 10, 2013 and features ANTHRAX performing an extended set that featured songs from the band's entire catalogue.
Scott Ian was quizzed on the forthcoming release at this year's Sonisphere Festival, also detailing his favourite live DVDs. Watch below:
'Chile On Hell' will be available on DVD or Blu-ray and 2 live CDs, all recorded in 5.1 surround sound.
"Santiago was the perfect place to film the show for this," says ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante. "When we'd played there in the past, we'd finish our set, play our encore and go back to the dressing room. But every time, the fans would continue to scream and cheer and clap. I mean, they went on and on, they wouldn't stop. One time Scott and I walked out to the side of the stage just to watch what was going on in the audience, it was intense. Why wouldn't we want to film a DVD in front of an audience like that?"
"Plus", Benante continued, "the time was right to do this DVD. We wanted to finish on a high note. We didn't want to look back and regret that we didn't record the live show."
'Chile On Hell' was produced by Jay Ruston and filmed by City Drive Entertainment Group and DC3 Global. The DVD's cover art was designed by Stephen Thompson, who partnered with Benante to 'redesign' the artwork from last year's 'Anthems' EP.
The band's setlist and tracklist for the live album run as follows:
01. Among The Living 02. Caught In A Mosh 03. I Am The Law 04. Efilnikufesin (N.F.L.) 05. A Skeleton In The Closet 06. March Of The S.O.D. (STORMTROOPERS OF DEATH cover) 07. In The End 08. Deathrider 09. T.N.T. (AC/DC cover) 10. I'm Alive 11. Indians 12. Medusa 13. In My World 14. Got The Time (Joe Jackson cover) 15. Fight 'Em 'Til You Can't Encore: 16. I'm The Man / Raining Blood (SLAYER cover) 17. Madhouse 18. Antisocial (TRUST cover)
2014 marks the 30th anniversary of JIMMY BARNES' debut as Scottish born Australian rock singer-songwriter, and to celebrate this extraordinary milestone, Jimmy has recorded 'Hindsight', his 15th studio album.
Provogue Records will release the album in the UK on Monday 27th October, available on limited edition 180 gram double vinyl (1,000 copies only), CD and digital download.
The hotly-tipped new album features an all-star line-up with Keith Urban, 'Little' Steven Van Zandt, Joe Bonamassa, Journey's Neal Schon & Jonathan Cain, The Living End, and Diesel, to name but a few.
'Hindsight' recently debuted at the top of the Australian album charts, firmly cementing Jimmy Barnes' place in Australian rock music's history books, chalking up his fourteenth number one album, ten of which he has earned as a solo performer and four from his time in Australian rock band Cold Chisel.
Watch the official 'Making Of' album trailer below:
Thirty years after setting out to claim some history of his own, Jimmy Barnes is sounding better than ever. His greatest hits have never sounded as good as they do with a little help from his family and some famous friends, on 'Hindsight'.
1. Lay Down Your Guns (w/ The Living End) 2. Time Will Tell (w/ The Baby Animals) 3. Good Times (w/ Keith Urban) 4. Ride The Night Away (w/ Steven van Zandt) 5. Stand Up (w/ Mahalia Barnes + The Soul Mates) 6. I'd Die To Be With You Tonight (w/ Diesel) 7. Stone Cold (w/ Tina Arena and Joe Bonamassa) 8. Working Class Man (w/ Jonathan Cain and Ian Moss) 9. Going Down Alone (w/ Neal Schon and Jonathan Cain) 10. Love And Hate (w/ Shihad) 11. No Second Prize 12. I'd Rather Be Blind (w/ Jon Stevens) 13. When Your Love Is Gone 14. The Other Kind
Taking a page from heroes Metallica and Guns N' Roses, Los Angeles metal act BUTCHER BABIES has recorded an EP of cover tunes that will surely please fans of the band, as well as fans of the artists that performed them originally. Titled 'Uncovered', this EP will be released on October 6 in Europe (digital only) and on September 30 in North America and features the following five tracks:
'Uncovered' tracklisting: 1. Beer Drinkers And Hell Raisers 2. They're Coming To Take Me Away 3. Don't Give A Fuck 4. Crazy Horses 5. Pussy Whipped
For a preview of 'Uncovered', BUTCHER BABIES has posted their cover of 'They're Coming To Take Me Away' online - listen below:
Heavy Metal pioneers ACCEPT will kick off their US Blind Rage World Tour 2014 today before heading over to our shores. In celebration of the band's new album, 'Blind Rage', and the worldwide tour, the band have just released a live video of the track 'Pandemic'.
The track was filmed during their recent performance at the 2014 Woodstock Festival in Poland. The festival broke all records with over 750,000 fans in attendance for the charity event. Watch Pandemic live at Woodstock Open Air 2014 below:
ROLO TOMASSI are set to finally get back out in the live arena with a small run of UK shows in October with Brontide. Both bands are set to play 45 minute sets and £5 advance tickets for all dates will be on sale Monday 15th September.
All dates are below: Friday 17th October - JT Soar, Nottingham Saturday 18th October - Epic Studios, Norwich Sunday 19th October - Bleach, Brighton
These shows will be the first opportunity to hear new material from 4th Rolo Tomassi full length due spring 2015, and being written/recorded now. There will also be a brand new track on a split 7" with Stockades to be released on Tangled Talk Autumn 2014. Release date and details for that coming soon.
Eva Spence: "Having taken a break from playing shows to work on new material to follow up 'Astraea', we're very excited to come out and play a few shows to give people the chance to hear what we've written. We're very close to finishing the new album and it's great to have the opportunity to road test a few songs before we hit the studio."
James Spence: "It's been a long time coming that we should play some shows with our very good friends Brontide. After having time off to write the follow up to 'Astraea' we're delighted that our first shows back should be with them and I'm looking forward to hearing them play tracks from their new record as well as playing our own new songs live for the first time."
UNEARTH has released a new single called 'The Swarm', the first bit of new music from their forthcoming album 'Watchers Of Rule' - check it out below.
The band recently announced their all new album 'Watchers of Rule' was to be released via Century Media on November 3rd, 2014 in Europe. Mixed by Mark Lewis (WHITECHAPEL, DEVILDRIVER), this marks the band's six full length LP in their decorated sixteen year tenure. Today, UNEARTH is also revealing the cover artwork for 'Watchers Of Rule', which was designed by Richey Beckett (http://www.richeybeckett.com) and the album tracklisting.
'Watchers Of Rule' tracklisting: 1. Intro 2. The Swarm 3. Lifetime In Ruins 4. Guards Of Contagion 5. From The Tombs Of Five Below 6. Never Cease 7. Trail To Fire 8. To The Ground 9. Burial Lines 10. Birth Of A Legion 11. Watchers Of Rule
UNEARTH's Trevor Phipps checked in with the following comment about the album: "'Watchers of Rule' is our most vicious, aggressive and anthemic album to date. To say we are looking forward to people hearing this record is a gross understatement. The album remains true to the Unearth sound, but also opens up a new direction of urgency and fire within our music. Bang your heads my friends."
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And if that’s not enough, running alongside Prog 3 at the same venue in other arenas is the Sci-fi Weekender. Now in its sixth cycle, The Sci-fi Weekender continues to promise the ultimate Sci-Fi experience. Quite simply it's a festival of fun and activities for people who love science fiction and fantasy, already announced are Sylvester McCoy, James Cosmo, Sophie Aldred, and Neve McIntosh.
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Crossover legends SENSER changed the alternative music landscape forever in 1994 with the release of 'Stacked Up', an album of unprecedented cross pollination and pure inventiveness that resulted in a sound that influenced a generation.
Fusing metal, electronica, hip-hop and everything in between, 'Stacked Up' sold over 200k records in 1994 alone, putting SENSER on the covers of magazines, earning a deluge of daytime radio and gaining the band tours with the likes of Rage Against The Machine and Henry Rollins, playing to millions worldwide. Many of today's musical elite consider 'Stacked Up' a major influence; 20 years on with a 21st Century re-master, it sounds as fresh as ever.
Senser will release 'Stacked Up XX' on 17 November: a deluxe double CD box set with Senser collectibles, double vinyl album and digital editions will be available, containing a remastered version of the original record, remixes and unreleased tracks.
Vocalist Heitham Al Sayed reflects: "When no one has told you it's not possible, you just assume it is possible. We just played whatever we wanted. The music we listened to was all fair game. It was a long time ago, before the segregation of the music clans was finally made official.
"After touring a lot of these songs in ratty little vans for a few years, a couple of very forward thinking fellows from a small record company in Camden saw that more people might want to listen to them, and gave us the money to record them well."
SENSER recorded 'Stacked Up' in 1993 in Bath. Upon completion, they knew they had created something special.
Heitham continues: "After that everything accelerated around us as if rushing in to fill a void. Travelling the world to work is the best way to see it, especially when you're young. We know that for many people, this album took on an importance beyond our expectations. We were then and still are, humbled and grateful to all those people who took this music into their hearts and worlds."
Although written two decades ago and in a technologically different time, SENSER's hard hitting lyrical content is as relevant today as it ever was.
Heitham explains: "Some of the lyrics on 'Stacked Up' are ambiguous but others are almost premonitory, and particularly 'Age of Panic' and 'Eject'. They were written at the dawn of the culture of surveillance and before the internet but they have some specific references that mirror the NSA spying project, anti terrorism laws, the financial crashes and the recent anti corporate activity. I suppose I just tapped into a feeling of where things were going."
To celebrate the release of 'Stacked Up XX', SENSER will play a one-off celebratory show in London with a very special line-up. More details will be announced in due course.
'Stacked Up XX' will be released via Strike Back on 17 November 2014.
Disc 1: 1 States Of Mind 2 The Key 3 Switch 4 Age Of Panic 5 What's Going On 6 One Touch One Bounce 7 Stubborn 8 Door Game 9 Peanut Head 10 Peace 11 Eject 12 No Comply 13 Worth
Disc 2: 1 Age Of Panic (Git-O-Rama Mix) 2 Twice As 3 Tin Can Hurricane 4 Fast Song 5 States Of Mind - Fusewire Remix 6 Age Of Panic (The Sick Man Remix) 7 Eject (Over Zealous Mix) 8 Switch (Depth Charge First Venom Mix) 9 The Key (Liquid Lunch Mix) 10 Door Game - (Phut Demo) 11 Age Of Panic (Eat Static Saturated Slug Mix)