Walsall hard rockers STONE BROKEN have signed a multi-album worldwide deal with Frontiers Music Srl, home of Frontiers Records.
Vocalist/guitarist, Rich Moss said of the deal:
"Signing with such a prestigious label as Frontiers Music is a dream come true. It is a validation of all the hard work we have put in and a testimony to our ever increasing and loyal fan-base. We are now writing our second album which will be the first with Frontiers.
"Once again, we will be recording with award-winning producer Romesh Dodangoda (Motörhead, Bullet For My Valentine, Bring Me The Horizon, etc) and can't wait for you all to hear it. Then we are going to tour, tour, tour and play every goddamn town we can!"
Mario De Riso of Frontiers Music, which is already home to fellow British rockers Inglorious, Bigfoot, and No Hot Ashes, added:
"Stone Broken are another perfect example of this New Wave of British Hard Rock bands. They have monster riffs and hooks to die for. We expect them to become a major player soon."
You can enjoy some of the finest moments from Stone Broken’s self-released debut album, 'All In Time', by clicking the links below:
MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE will release ‘The Black Parade / Living With Ghosts (The 10th Anniversary Edition)’ on September 23rd on Warner Bros. Records.
The set contains a reissue of My Chemical Romance’s genre-defining, Platinum-selling album, ‘The Black Parade’, which was originally released by Reprise in October 2006. ‘The Black Parade’ debuted at #2 in the UK and subsequently spent over a year on the Official Charts.
The album’s string of hit singles commenced with the #1 classic ‘Welcome To The Black Parade’ and was followed by ‘Famous Last Words’ (#8), ‘I Don’t Love You’ (#13) and ‘Teenagers’ (#9).
The new edition also includes 11 previously unreleased demos and outtakes from the original recording session with producer Rob Cavallo. Among them are ‘The Five of Us Are Dying’, an early version of ‘Welcome To The Black Parade’; demos of the album tracks ‘Mama’ and ‘Disenchanted’; and two versions of ‘House of Wolves’. Five tracks – ‘Party At The End Of The World’, ‘My Way Home Is Through You’, ‘Not That Kind of Girl’, ‘Emily’ and ‘All The Angels’ – have never been released in any form.
Those who pre-order will receive an instant download of ‘The Five Of Us Are Dying’, which is also available for streaming and purchase.
The tracklisting for ‘The Black Parade / Living With Ghosts’ is as follows:
The End Dead! This Is How I Disappear The Sharpest Lives Welcome to the Black Parade I Don’t Love You House of Wolves Cancer Mama Sleep Teenagers Disenchanted Famous Last Words
The Five of Us Are Dying (rough mix) Kill All Your Friends (live demo) Party At The End Of The World (live demo) Mama (live demo) My Way Home Is Through You (live demo) Not That Kind Of Girl (live demo) House of Wolves, Version 1 (live demo) House of Wolves, Version 2 (live demo) Emily (rough mix) Disenchanted (live demo) All The Angels (live demo)
After touring for a year and a half throughout almost every corner of the world and leaving fans of all nationalities breathless, the time has come for NIGHTWISH to immortalise their ‘Endless Forms Most Beautiful’ tour on DVD. Therefore, the symphonic metal visionaries are set to release their new live milestone ‘Vehicle Of Spirit’ on November 4th, featuring not only two full concerts, but also plenty of bonus material.
"The title ‘Vehicle Of Spirit’ came from a friend of Troy's, who after seeing our show a few years ago defined NIGHTWISH as 'A vehicle of spirit that defies category'. That beautiful description has followed us ever since, and felt like a perfect match as the DVD title," states keyboardist and songwriter Tuomas Holopainen.
Sold out arenas and spectacular shows with never before seen pyro effects, wind machines, video screens and of course NIGHTWISH's incomparable melodies are the elements that made their latest tour so unique. Special highlights for the band have been two particular shows though:
The one in London, where they not only played their hymns such as 'Élan' and the majestic 'The Greatest Show On Earth' to more than 12,000 fans, but also welcomed the world famous scientist Richard Dawkins live on stage with them. Richard Dawkins´ works had a massive impact on the thematical orientation of their latest studio album ‘Endless Forms Most Beautiful’. Finland's Tampere show however was a home run for the band and NIGHTWISH had never before had such an immense stage production with them.
"I would say the main part of the DVD are those two shows, both Wembley and Tampere. Wembley is mentioned first due to its recognisability and legendary status. I remember the show being very special, both a goal achieved, and a starting point. The crowd was heartwarming. The presence of Richard Dawkins on stage was just mind-blowing. The overall experience was a once-in-a-lifetime thrill ride! The show in Ratina Stadion, Tampere, was a home crowd specialty (for 4/6th of the band) with the biggest stage production we've ever had. A lovely atmosphere throughout the concert, with many same faces in the front row as there were 15 years ago. Heartfelt."
When it comes to the fine artwork of the DVD, NIGHTWISH decided to walk a different path this time and come up with a little alternative idea, as Tuomas explains:
"We didn't want to include a traditional band shot for the cover, as on the previous DVD release ‘Showtime, Storytime’. So we started brainstorming on different options and the idea of a classic silent movie era Hollywood visuals quickly came up. With those classic slogans the cover has a little tongue-in-cheek-touch to it, but it's still classy and eye catching in its simplicity and originality."
Heavy Doom metallers EXORCISM - featuring RAVEN LORD's and METAL MACHINE's CSABA ZVEKAN (vocals) as well as ex-JORN guitarist TORE MOREN and NIC ANGILERI on bass - have recruited ATMA ANUR for the drum position.
ATMA ANUR is a pretty well-recorded modern drummer with over 145 releases under his belt; best known for top guitar players' instrumental recordings such as Tony MacAlpine, Jason Becker, Richie Kotzen, and with bands such as JOURNEY, HARDLINE, VICIOUS RUMORS, as well as Marty Friedman & Jason Becker's CACOPHONY.
Singer and bandleader CSABA ZVEKAN comments: "We just came back from touring straight in the studio works. This way if time allows we can be back on the road again with the new material. ATMA ANUR is a real pro drummer with his own recording studio. That makes life for us so much easier. We're all excited and working hard to get you a new and more modern version of EXORCISM presented very soon."
ATMA ANUR added: "A real pleasure to work with Csaba and the guys in Exorcism. We're tracking a new heavy and groovy CD right now... really looking forward to the live shows as well."
The current line-up shapes up as follows:
CSABA ZVEKAN - Vocals TORE MOREN - Lead Guitar NIC ANGILERI - Bass Guitar ATMA ANUR - Drums
The band is currently at TOTAL MASTER SOUND STUDIOS in Basel, Switzerland to record their 4th release with an undisclosed title and is scheduled to be released later this year 2016.
Former LostAlone frontman STEVEN BATTELLE has unveiled another cosmic slice of bonkers brilliance with the release of another new, free song from his forthcoming solo debut album, 'Exit Brain Left'.
The self-titled 'Steven Battelle' is a huge, brash, ambitious and out there treat of a song, featuring a Japanese family jamming in a Tokyo restaurant, all and every type of percussion, harmonies reminiscent of The Gibb brothers and some wonderfully fuzzy guitar work outs. Self-titled due to the rare (for Steven) un-metaphorical nature of the lyrics it's a writer writing reflections of himself for himself. Sustained by a rejection of rejection Steven secluded himself on the shore of Switzerland’s Lake geneva, walked the streets of Berlin during the 25th Anniversary of the Wall coming down and forced self imposed exile upon all thoughts of the past.
STEVEN BATTELLE can also finally announce the very first solo headline show now as well, which will take place at St Pancras Church on Thursday November 24th, with tickets going on sale NOW!
"Music is my religion so playing my debut solo show in a church felt the right thing to do. I’m over the moon to be making my first foray into the live arena as a solo artist, I’ve been having so much fun with my live band translating this diverse bunch of songs into a show."
“I’m gonna hit the highway and never look back” is the line that launches AIRBOURNE’s latest, tarmac-trashin’ single, ‘Breakin’ Outta Hell’, and the lyric video to accompany the song (created by Richard Oakes from Dark Fable Media) may have implications for those with easy access to open roads. Watch the clip from start to finish, and you might just get the urge to open the throttle…
“We get a lot of feedback from our fans saying how much they love the faster tracks,” says Airbourne front-man Joel O’ Keeffe, “but when they play them in the car… well, it can be tough on their pocket with all the speeding fines! ‘Breakin’ Outta Hell’ is definitely one of THOSE numbers… even the guys who filmed the lyric video were stopped by the police and given a fine. For us, these visuals really sum up the feeling behind the song, and the album, too – the whole message is right there. Put on the single, or the album, and it’s fuck the boss and fuck all the tax I owe. I’m going out, I’m getting pissed and I’m going to listen to some hard rock ‘n’ roll. No ballads, no bullshit. I’m breaking out of hell!”
‘Breakin’ Outta Hell’ is the title track of Airbourne’s fourth studio album, set for release via Spinefarm Records on September 23rd; produced by Bob Marlette and engineered and mixed by Mike Fraser, this 11 track release sees the Australian band driving their party-startin’ prowess to even greater heights, supported by a World Tour taking in both major headline shows and festival appearances, plus an October / November European run with global heavy-hitters Volbeat.
Airbourne are brothers Joel & Ryan O’Keeffe, vocalist / lead guitarist & drummer, respectively, plus guitarist David Roads & bassist Justin Street.
Raise the Flag for Rock 'n' Roll and check out the video here:
AVENGED SEVENFOLD announced a major UK tour earlier this week for January 2017 which includes their first ever show at London’s 02 Arena. They have now added an extra date in Dublin on January 7th 2017 which goes on sale Thursday, 8/4 at 9am (Dublin)
HRH United III which has been sold out on accommodation since May this year, are pleased to announce another string of bands to an already impressive Metal Weekender.
German thrash Lords Destruction are first up with San Fran Metalheads, Metal Church making a rare UK appearance. Joining them are UK Trash legends Onslaught and Cancer, plus Chileans Thrash Masters, Criminal
Other bands joining the bill include Power Quest, Skyclad, Waylander, NightMare World, Re-Animator, Ten Foot Wizard ,Slabdragger, Solitary, Warlord, Sodomised Cadaver, King Creature and Torous
HRH United III takes place @ Camp HRH, Pwllheli, Gwynedd, North Wales on 23rd-26th march 2017. There are now less than 58 weekend passes left for the entire event which can be secured online @
The day splits have been confirmed for this year’s second instalment of Rockingham, which takes place at Trent University, Nottingham, from 21 – 23 October.
Trixter will headline the Friday night (21 October), supported by the returning Lee Aaron, who has released her “rock comeback2 album ‘Fire And Gasoline’ earlier this year, Valentine (making his second successive appearance at the festival) and Art Nation.
The Saturday (22 October) will be headlined by Steelheart, with support from Jean Beauvoir, The Poodles, Crazy Lixx, who have just released their ‘Sounds Of The LIVE Minority’ live album on Frontiers Records, Lionheart, Blood Red Saints and Stone Broken.
Former 707, Steel Breeze, The Storm and (briefly) Journey singer-turned-solo artist Kevin Chalfant is the main attraction on the Sunday (23 October), with the supporting cast made up of The Defiants (featuring Paul Laine, Bruno Ravel and Rob Marcello of Danger Danger fame), From The Fire, Fortune, The Alessandro Del Vecchio Band, Angels Or Kings and Martina Edoff.
News just in at Uber HQ from our old china plates Cock Sparrer about an extra special second set they will be performing at next weekend’s Rebellion Festival.
COCK SPARRER (The Hangover Set) - Rebellion:
"When our mates Street Dogs had to unfortunately pull out of Rebellion after cancelling their whole European tour, we thought we'd offer up our services to play another set on the Sunday. We'd only be hanging around getting drunk, so now we can hang around, get drunk and play a few songs as well! This is going to be a punk rock party! We’ll be hungover, you’ll be hungover – welcome to THE HANGOVER SET. We’ll be doing their slot in the TOWER ST ARENA at 6.50pm on Sunday. Just a 50 minute set - get up, plug in and play. Saturday is already SOLD OUT and it’s going to be busy in the Empress Ballroom, but there are still SUNDAY tickets available apparently but check the website often as it looks like the weekend will be sold out in advance this year. Can’t wait!”
Day splits have been announced for next year’s sold out HRH AOR festival, which takes place in Pwllheli from 9 – 11 March.
Festival favourites The Quireboys – who have just released ‘Twisted Love’, the title track of their forthcoming new album, due for release via the HRH-affiliated Off Yer Rocka Recordings on 2 September – once again will headline the Thursday evening (9 March). They will be supported by fellow HRH regulars and OYR labelmates Bonafide, with the opening night line up completed by Dante Fox, who release their new album, ‘Breathless’, via AOR Heaven on 26 August.
Lita Ford follows the release of her new ‘Time Capsule’ album and the publication of her ‘Living Like A Runaway’ autobiography with a return to the UK to headline the Friday (10 March), with Autograph as special guests. The Friday bill is completed by FM, Bang Tango, Jizzy Pearl’s Love/Hate, Kane’d, Romeo’s Daughter, Estrella, Daylight Robbery, Psycho Kiss, Damn Dice, Voodoo Vegas, Dellacoma, Walkway, Black Bullets, Epic, Silent Jack and Bulletproof Rose.
Saturday (11 March) will be headlined by Slaughter, with support from Michael Monroe and LA Guns, featuring a re-united Tracii Guns and Phil Lewis. The rest of the line up features Mike Tramp, Paul Laine (of Danger Danger), Vega, Bailey, Summers, The Radio Sun, Trophies Of Man, Falling Red, Reach, Devilstar, Hell’s Addiction, Art Nation, Sordid Lies, Saints Of Sin, Haxan and Madame Guillotine.
The stage splits for the Friday and Saturday have yet to be confirmed. Check the official website at http://www.hrhaor.com/.
After impressing at last weekend's Steelhouse Festival, RAVENEYE have now revealed the official music video for the song, 'Hero' - see it below.
'Hero' is the first song and video to be released from their upcoming debut album, 'NOVA'. You can get the song instantly when you pre-order from iTunes.
Following their wildly successful EP, ‘Breaking Out’, which debuted on Billboard’s Heatseeker chart, UK trio RavenEye are set to release their first album - 'NOVA' - worldwide on September 23rd via their new label, Frontiers Music Srl.
Producer Warren Riker (Ms. Lauryn Hill, Michael Jackson, Down, Anders Osborne), who engineered the EP, was brought on to help capture the band’s true sonic identity on 'NOVA'.
RavenEye worked at Water Music in Hoboken, New Jersey for 25 days to create an eleven-track album that pushed the band beyond its boundaries and into new ground. From the hard hitting riffs of 'Inside', 'Madeline' and 'Hero' to the raw sounds of 'Wanna Feel You' and 'Oh My Love' to the stark reality of life and death in 'Eternity', 'NOVA' takes you on a journey of defiance, pain, loathing, death and, yes, love.
When RavenEye formed two years ago, the then 25 year old, Oli Brown, singer and multi-award winning guitarist, had already released four solo albums and toured the world for 10 years with legends such as Jeff Beck, Buddy Guy, Johnny Winter and Joe Satriani, and been hailed by Mojo as “the hottest young pistol in British blues” and Classic Rock Magazine describing him as "one of the best and brightest guitar heroes performing in the world today." RavenEye’s live performances take their present and future fans on a journey to the next level.
9th September will see Cacophonous resurrect two monumental releases from its dingy, abyssal vaults; DIMMU BORGIR’s 'STORMBLÅST' and BAL-SAGOTH’s 'BATTLE MAGIC'.
Initially released in CD and digital formats, LP versions will come soon. With re-mastered audio courtesy of Danny B of HVR Studios, new life has been breathed into the re-issues which are a must have for Extreme Metal fans.
2016’s 'BATTLE MAGIC' re-issue features new artwork from Martin Hanford and expanded lyrics in the album sleeve.
“We recorded our third album ‘Battle Magic’, during the late autumn and early winter of 1997, once again at Academy Music Studio in Yorkshire, England. We had just returned from a successful European tour with Emperor and were ready to conclude our First Trilogy in style. This album was so artistically elaborate that it pushed the analogue facilities at Academy to their absolute limit, and by his own admission almost gave engineer Mags a nervous breakdown! If nothing else, this album proved that we were a band not afraid to take risks… a band who prized art and originality above all else. Now, almost twenty years after it was originally recorded, this glorious third chapter in our epic hexalogy has once again been unleashed upon the world as a special remastered edition to commemorate two tumultuous decades of Bal-Sagoth’s immortal crusade. So, steel yourselves as you venture once more into the darkling pulp fantasy world of Bal-Sagoth, and experience anew the sublimely baroque bombast of ‘Battle Magic’!” – Byron Roberts (Bal-Sagoth vocalist/lyricist)
The first two albums by Bal-Sagoth - 'A BLACK MOON BROODS OVER LEMURIA' and 'STARFIRE BURNING UPON THE ICE-VEILED THRONE OF ULTIMA THULE' - were re-issued in May earlier this year on Cacophonous, and are available HERE