Direct from the streets of Los Angeles, LOUISE DISTRAS, "the UK's answer to Joan Jett", returns from her epic debut USA tour with a brand new music video and UK headline shows announced for this Autumn!
For fans of Nirvana, The Clash, Against Me, Billy Bragg, Rancid, Hole, Dropkick Murphys, and Frank Turner, Louise Distras will deliver her anthemic, melodic thrash of fist-raising, violent punk poetry to audiences across the UK this Autumn when she hits the road with punk pioneers The Damned, followed by a series of headline shows backed by her allstar live band.
'Bullets' is the third single taken from Louise's debut album 'Dreams from the Factory Floor', out now via Pirates Press Records - watch the new video below:
Swedish hard rockers TALISMAN have just released a double live CD/DVD, 'Live In Stockholm' (Deluxe Edition) in digipack packaging via Sun Hill Production.
Talisman recorded this show on August 4th, 2003 in Stockholm, Sweden. Parts of this show were previously released on the Talisman DVD, 'The Best Kept Secret' and audio CD 'Five Men Live'. This release includes the complete show on both the CD and DVD with bonus audio and visual material.
'Live In Stockholm' (Deluxe Edition) tracklisting:
1.) Break Your Chanis 2.) Colour My XTC 3.) Fabricated War 4.) Mysterious (This Time It's Serious) 5.) Skin On Skin 6.) Tears In The Sky 7.) Crazy (Complete bonus version) 8.) Here 2Day, Gone 2Day (Complete bonus version) 9.) In Make Believe 10.) Scream Of Anger 11.) If You Would Only Be My Friend 12.) Break It Down Again 13.) I'll Be Waiting 14.) NJBBWD - Bass Solo (Complete bonus version) 15.) Outta My Way 16.) Fredrik Akesson Solo 17.) Standin' On Fire 18.) I Don't Know (Previously unreleased on DVD)
Recorded live in Stockholm featuring Marcel Jacob, Jeff Scott Soto, Fredrik Akesson, Jamie Borger and Howie Simon. The DVD (PAL region free) running time is 84 minutes. The album captures and electrifying show from one of the finest Hard Rock bands of recent years and features the expected outstanding musicianship and Jeff Scott Soto's incredible vocals. The album was recorded at Club Mondo in Stockholm.
ART OF ANARCHY, featuring legendary vocalist Scott Weiland along with lead guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (ex-Guns N' Roses) and bassist John Moyer (Disturbed), have launched a new video for the track, 'Time Every Time'. It comes off the group's highly acclaimed debut, self-titled offering released through Another Century this past June - watch it below.
Bumblefoot states: "Dale 'Rage' Resteghini has an extensive list of metal videos that he directed. He knows how to capture energy and intensity in a live performance. We met years ago on the road with Guns and I've also been on set with him shooting one of his many hip-hop videos. He always has a great team and everyone gives it their all."
He continues: "This is a straight-up 'here we are doing what we do' video. A band playing their song. Bright lights and silhouettes, everyone diggin' in after a bunch of takes and knowing they got the shots they need. Some silliness starts to kick in when the camera's facing the other way, as soon as the camera's heading back it's like the teacher turning toward you and you quickly hide the note you were passing in class, haha. But when the camera's in your face you snap out of it quick and get real. It was an accomplishment making these videos and capturing what seems to be chapter one for the band. This is life - things don't go as planned, it's about picking yourself up and coming back stronger. That'll be chapter two."
The band started out of an 18-year friendship between Bumblefoot and the Votta brothers, dating back to the local New York music scene. Jon Votta approached Bumblefoot with the idea of putting together a unique new rock band that would have people talking. They knew Weiland would be the ideal singer to handle the band’s musical diversity. Once Weiland was on-board, the band was completed by the aggressive, precise, melodic bass of career-rocker John Moyer.
JD & THE FDCs will swap 'Anatomy of a Wolf' to 'Theme for a Jackal' as they prepare to head out on tour in support of the legendary MISFITS.
After completing a lengthy UK trek with the iconic American horror punks in 2014, those pesky FDCs will once again walk among the astro zombies and braineaters for five shows, but this time in support of Jerry Only's devilock 'n' rollers playing classic album, 'Static Age', in its entirety.
Catch JD & THE FDCs with MISFITS and CREEPER at:
August 1 - London O2 Academy 2 - Manchester Club Academy 3 - Glasgow QMU 4 - Bristol Motion 5 - Southampton Engine Rooms
JD & THE FDCs released uber-approved second album, 'Anatomy of a Wolf', last month - read the Uber Rock review HERE!
Check out an acoustic version of 'Fire Door' from the new album below:
Metal icons SOULFLY have released a lyric video for brand new the track, 'Sodomites' - see it below.
The track is taken from the band's forthcoming 10th studio album, 'Archangel', and features Todd Jones (NAILS) on guest vocals.
"I wrote this track about the wrath God which struck down Sodom for their sinful behaviour," commented legendary frontman Max Cavalera. "I used quotes from the Old Testament in some of the lyrics. It was also really exciting to work with Todd from NAILS on this track since I'm a big fan!"
"I am so proud to be releasing SOULFLY's tenth album," he previously stated. "I feel it is my most mystic album since 'Prophecy'. The guest collaborations have always been a trademark of SOULFLY and 'Archangel' is no different! We can't wait to play this live for the worldwide tribe!"
'Archangel' was produced and mixed by Matt Hyde (SLAYER, BEHEMOTH, CHILDREN OF BODOM). The cover artwork created by artist Eliran Kantor (TESTAMENT, ICED EARTH, SODOM).
'Archangel' will be released on August 14th (worldwide) via Nuclear Blast Entertainment and can be pre-ordered in a variety of standard and limited edition formats at: http://nblast.de/SoulflyArchangel
RADKEY have unveiled their twisted new visuals for 'Love Spills', the lead single taken from their debut album, 'Dark Black Makeup', scheduled for release on Littleman Records on August 21st.
The track was written about an evil villain type character and his dreams of terrorizing the city that he loves, so with that in mind, American director Alec Nicholas has stirred up a dark and uneasy ride to accompany it:
"I came up with the idea a year or two ago when some friends and I were watching a YouTube video called "SKATERS SAVE TWO BABIES FROM LOCKED CAR", so I decided to take that scenario and bring it to a different place."
Radkey's 'Dark Black Makeup' album was recorded at McCall Sound Studios in Sheffield with producer Ross Orton and is a culmination of these three young men's unconventional lives to date. It is, they say, an album concerned with "jealousy, regret, love, obsession, death, insecurity, and sadistic, evil people - the kind of things that make you feel uneasy."
Catch the Missouri trio live in the UK:
Thur 27 - Banquet Records New Slang, Kingston w/ Spector NEW Sat/Sun 29th/30th - Reading and Leeds Festivals Mon 31st-Aug - Rough Trade, Nottingham NEW
Tue 1st - The Old Blue Last, London
Mon 26th - Brighton, Green Door Store Tue 27th - Bristol, Exchange Wed 28th - Birmingham, Hare & Hounds Thu 29th - Sheffield, Leadmill Fri 30th - Nottingham, Bodega Sat 31st - Manchester, Sound Control (basement)
Mon 02nd - Glasgow, King Tuts Tue 03rd - Newcastle, Academy 2 Wed 04th - Leeds, Key Club Thu 05th - London, The Dome
Riot grrrl pioneers BIKINI KILL self-released their very first demo tape, 'Revolution Girl Style Now', in 1991. Now, the tape is set for a full makeover as the band will reissue it with three previously unreleased tracks in September.
Available via Bikini Kill Records from September 22nd, the 'Revolution Girl Style Now' redux will be available on vinyl, CD and digitally for the first time. There's also a limited edition cassette replica of the original demo tape available.
The reissue will feature three unreleased tracks - 'Ocean Song', Just Once' and Playground'. See the full tracklisting and reissue trailer (featuring original live footage, including the band's very first show in Olympia, Washington) below:
1.) Candy 2.) Daddy's L'il Girl 3.) Feels Blind 4.) Suck My Left One 5.) Carnival 6.) This Is Not A Test 7.) Double Dare Ya 8.) Liar 9.) Ocean Song (previously unreleased) 10.) Just Once (previously unreleased) 11.) Playground (previously unreleased)
Even though BOWLING FOR SOUP's UK return is more than six months away, the excitement and anticipation is already building for the 'How About Another Round' Tour. There has been lots of speculation online about just which bands might have the pleasure of joining Bowling For Soup on this tour and today the need for speculation is over!
Bowling For Soup are delighted to confirm that their good friends and California natives THE DOLLYROTS will be bringing their upbeat and unique brand of "bubblegum punk" back to the UK as main support for the tour. They are equally thrilled to announce that Nottingham's own exciting rock quartet LACEY will also be joining the trek.
With the news now out in the open, The Dollyrots are thrilled to be heading back across the Atlantic with their old friends: "Bowling For Soup has taken us on some amazing adventures and the UK is one of our all-time favorite places to rock together! We’re thrilled to bring this party back to some of the best fans on the planet!"
Not to be outdone, Lacey have also been waxing lyrical about playing their part on the 'How About Another Round' Tour: "We are beyond honoured and excited to be joining Bowling for Soup on their 'How About Another Round' Tour. We've been very fortunate to tour with Jaret and his band People on Vacation a couple of times, as well as Erik's solo band a few years back, and it's always an amazing time, so to be able to tour with the whole gang is a real dream come true for us and we're looking forward to a beer or 20 with the guys each night. Every time we've seen BFS over the years they've just been so much fun, and we're ready to get everyone in the sprit together with the awesome Dollyrots for a massively fun show every night. It's gonna be unmissable."
Bowling For Soup/The Dollyrots/Lacey - 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 Bowling For Soup VIP tickets for every show priced at £50 (£52.50 for London).
TRIVIUM are back with a video for the title track of the band's forthcoming album, 'Silence In The Snow' - watch the video, directed by JonPaul Douglass, below.
New album 'Silence In The Snow' will be released on October 2nd via Roadrunner.
Trivium's Matt Heafy had this to say on the new track:
"I'm so stoked this is out! For those of you wondering - this song was written for 'Shogun', and is basically almost the same as it was, so 'Shogun' fans rejoice; didn't like Shogun? You may not dig this.
"Don't love it? Our old stuff still exists. Love it? Awesome. I love both sides of you all regardless."
'Shogun' was the fourth Trivium studio album released in 2008.
FOR TODAY have signed a brand new record deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The label will release the incendiary metal band's next album internationally. More details on the album and the band's autumn plans will be revealed shortly.
For now both band and label are celebrating their new partnership!
Markus Staiger, owner of Nuclear Blast said of the signing: "I am very happy to work with one of my absolute favourite American bands, For Today. This band is unique in their mission, style and message. They have delivered a killer album and it is such an amazing opportunity to sign For Today to Nuclear Blast during this time."
Even in the face of seemingly impossible odds, there's always a way to muster enough strength to soldier on and cross the finish line victoriously. That goes for all facets of life and if you're willing to disregard the naysayers, forget the doubters, and defy the odds, you can accomplish anything. The story of Sioux City, IA hardcore and metal outfit For Today remains one of triumph and everything about their rise has been special. Emerging in an era where pop culture is dominated by vacuous personalities with little of substance to convey, when ‘scene’ bands often concern themselves more with clever marketing strategies than the urgent issues of our times, For Today stand decidedly apart.
For Today were founded in 2005, releasing their first studio album, 'Ekklesia', in 2008. They have now released five studio albums to date and are currently working on their sixth endeavour.
Their success has come down to the quintet's constant perseverance and doing things in a D.I.Y fashion – playing music for the sake of playing music and pursuing their dreams in spite of all challenges. For Today have built up an overwhelmingly supportive following around the world with skills honed on the Vans Warped Tour and on countless tours across five continents alongside contemporaries such as Asking Alexandria, Devil Wears Prada, Texas In July and Throwdown.
Swedish visionary metallers SOILWORK are gearing up for the release of their forthcoming 10th studio album, 'The Ride Majestic', hitting stores worldwide on August 28, 2015 via Nuclear Blast Records.
In preparation of the album's release, SOILWORK has created a two-part mini documentary inviting fans and newcomers alike to take an insider's look at their musical history. Vocalist Björn 'Speed' Strid gives a one-on-one, personal account of what has shaped SOILWORK as the one of the greatest European metal bands in modern music. Watch the first part of the documentary below:
'The Ride Majestic' was recorded by David Castillo (OPETH, KATATONIA) at Studio Gröndal. The album was produced and mixed by Jens Bogren (KREATOR, AMON AMARTH) at Fascination Street.
WACO have just released their wild, psychedelic video for the blistering new single, 'Wrangler' - watch it below.
Taken from their debut release, 'Sundown', 'Wrangler' has already received BBC Radio1 airplay from Zane Lowe, Huw Stephens, Phil Taggart and on Dan P Carter's Rock Show.
Fresh from supporting Slaves, as well as a ferocious set at Wonkfest last week, the quartet are fast becoming known for their frenetic and entrancing live show, collecting heads and hearts wherever they play.
Released through Gallows' label, Venn Records, 'Sundown' was released in February and is laced with punk rock adrenalin, huge hooks and rare honesty. Or in their own words, "Five tracks inspired by great times, great loss and Great Britain."
About the video, the band said: "'Wrangler' is about freedom and friendship. In the video we wanted to visually represent these two mighty human concepts, while warping and distorting things where we could. This is our disorderly souls exposed in a video."
THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM have announced that the band will go on hiatus after next month's European tour:
"Hello all! We wanted to let everyone know that we'll all be taking a break from The Gaslight Anthem after this next European tour in August. We're all going to do other projects and stay active in some way or another, both in and out of music, but we'd like to step away from the band until we decide what we'd like to do next.
"We'd like to recharge and take a step back until we have something we feel excited about rather than going right back to making a record just for the sake of making the next record. We all feel this is the best decision we can make and it feels like the right one for us.
"Thank you to everyone who came out and supported our band for the last eight years and we'll see you down the road!"
With love and respect, Brian, Benny, Alex and Alex
Netflix, the world's leading Internet TV network, will premiere Academy Award winning director Morgan Neville's (20 Feet from Stardom, Best of Enemies) original documentary, KEITH RICHARDS: UNDER THE INFLUENCE, an unprecedented look into the sounds and influences of rock and roll icon Keith Richards, on Friday, September 18, 2015, exclusively to Netflix members worldwide.
"If there's a Mount Rushmore of Rock 'n' Roll, Keith's face is surely on it. He has always represented the soul of rock music, for all of the light and dark shades that implies," said filmmaker Morgan Neville. "To my relief, Keith Richards turned out to be a real man, full of humour, knowledge and wisdom. That's the real Keith we've worked to capture in our film and I'm honoured to bring it to a global audience via Netflix."
"There's no-one who could bring this unprecedented look into the musical influences of Keith Richards to life as distinctively as Morgan Neville," said Lisa Nishimura, Netflix VP of Original Documentary Programming. "Our viewers around the world are going to love the rare moments he has captured."
Produced by Academy Award and Emmy winning producers, RadicalMedia (What Happened, Miss Simone?, The Fog of War), the film is a beautifully documented portrait of Keith Richards that takes us on a journey to discover the genesis of his sound as a songwriter, guitarist and performer. Keith Richards: Under the Influence is unparalleled in its access as it looks at one of the architects of rock 'n' roll music, while charting the journey of Keith's sound and influences, back to the music that inspired him then and now -- electric blues, country honky-tonk, southern soul, and more -- as he creates his first solo album in 23 years. A culmination of both new and beloved music, rare archival materials and hours of intimate and reflective conversations with Keith, the film documents his long and unusual journey to become the legend we all love.
In Keith Richards: Under the Influence, we visit key people and places that have always enchanted Keith and inspired his music with The Rolling Stones to his latest solo record: Chicago, home of the blues, where Keith first encountered Buddy Guy, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf and the hallowed halls of Chess Records; Nashville, where Keith explores his long love of country music; and New York where Keith recorded the album and collaborated with the likes of Steve Jordan and Waddy Wachtel. And along the way, we get an additional dose of inspiration from a long-time friend, Tom Waits. Lastly, this film is a chance to sit at the feet of one of music's most iconic and least understood figures. The Keith Richards we get to know is smart, funny, poignant and profound. At this moment later in his life, Keith Richards is serious and reflective on his singular and spectacular journey.
Helmed by Academy Award-Winning filmmaker, Morgan Neville (20 Feet from Stardom, Best of Enemies) and produced by Neville, Justin Wilkes (What Happened, Miss Simone?, Under African Skies) and Jane Rose (Crossfire Hurricane, Shine A Light), the feature film is a beautifully documented portraiture film of Keith Richards that takes us on a journey to discover the genesis of his sound as a songwriter, guitarist and performer. Emmy award nominated cinematographer Igor Martinovic (What Happened, Miss Simone?, House of Cards, Man on Wire) shot the film and Joshua L. Pearson (What Happened, Miss Simone?, Made in America, Under African Skies) edited. Keith Richards: Under the Influence is a RadicalMedia & Tremolo Production.
'Crosseyed Heart', the first Keith Richards solo album in 23 years, is released September 18th on Virgin EMI in Europe and Republic in the USA.