Bristol rockers ASHESTOANGELS will be appearing as main support to the legendary HAWTHORNE HEIGHTS on the UK leg of their 10 Year "IF ONLY YOU WERE LONELY" anniversary tour.
You can catch the band on the following dates:
9 August - GLASGOW, The Classic Grand 10 August - MANCHESTER, Sound Control 11 August - BRISTOL, Exchange 12 August - LONDON, Dingwalls 13 August - NORWICH, The Waterfront Norwich 14 August - SOUTHAMPTON, The Social 16 August - SWANSEA, The Scene Club 17 August - BIRMINGHAM, O2 Academy Birmingham 18 August- HUDDERSFIELD, The Parish 19 August - CHESTER, The Live Rooms
Vocalist Crilly comments: "We are very excited to be a part of this tour. Great bands, cool venues, it's time to initiate a few more members into the horror cult!"
BLACKFOOT, the Southern American rock band who were originally formed in 1970s by current lead guitarist of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rickey Medlocke, are back with a new line-up and will release 'Southern Native' on Loud & Proud Records, August 5, 2016.
Over the last two years, Medlocke wrote, performed on and produced 'Southern Native'. "This record is head to head old school meets new school, classic to new rock for a brand new generation!" he says. "Turn it up loud!"
In 2012, under Medlocke's sturdy guidance, he recruited a completely new ensemble. The Jacksonville, Florida-based foursome, including lead guitarist/vocalist Tim Rossi, guitarist/vocalist Rick Krasowski, bassist Brian Carpenter and drummer Matt Anastasi, are carrying the torch for the next generation with their hard-driving sound.
"Rickey bridged the generations by having his grandfather Shorty Medlocke play on those early Blackfoot records," said Rossi, "so having Rickey play slide and other guitar with us on this record bridges the modern gap. It's a full-circle kind of thing."
That forward-moving proof can be found deep within the music of 'Southern Native', from the proud heritage callbacks of the title track to the tasty slide-driven travelogue of 'Take Me Home' to the harmonic ramrod-riffage twist on Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's powerful 'Ohio' (which includes quite a shrewd lyrical shout-out at the end).
'Southern Native' tracklisting:
1.) Need My Ride 2.) Southern Native 3.) Everyman 4.) Call Of A Hero 5.) Take Me Home 6.) Whiskey Train 7.) Satisfied Man 8.) Ohio 9.) Love This Town 10.) Diablo Loves Guitar
Blackfoot have toured extensively over the past few years re-igniting their fanbase while introducing the new Blackfoot music and its members to fans of other Southern rock artists such as Skynyrd. Blackfoot will be touring all summer in support of 'Southern Native'.
Featuring members from England, Belgium, Los Angeles and Kazakhstan, DORJA is a brand new all-female hard rock band that is already making a buzz online after only a few days in the public eye.
The five band members members (Aiym Almas – Vocals; Holly Henderson – Guitar; Rosie Botterill – Guitar; Becky Baldwin – Bass; Anna Mylee – Drums) met for the first time in May 2016 in Los Angeles after months of writing collaboratively in online sessions. They recorded their debut demo track with Erich Gobel (Black Sabbath, John Mayer, Ray Charles) at West Triad Studios in California.
"It was a really crazy time for the three of us who flew over from England to work on the single in LA, this was also our first time meeting Aiym in person," commented bassist Becky, "so it was so exciting to get into the studio with her. Our previous Skype sessions and 'home demo' style remote recordings did no justice. Hearing that voice belting out at you in the same room is a phenomenal experience."
From the very start, the band have become a sensation on social media, and they have been intriguing many rock enthusiasts from all around the globe. The Belgian press have already picked up on this excitement ahead of their first music release. This early, widespread interest is perhaps due to that 'supergroup' quality of the band - these young women are not new to the scene, the members already won over audiences while performing with with other bands.
Aiym Almas is a Kazakhstan-born singer who moved to London to continue education and pursue music at the age of 16. Her nomad spirit finally brought her to LA where she emerged in the local music scene as a captivating performer. She has been gaining a lot of attention from bands and producers with her raw and powerful voice that is often likened to the legendary Janis Joplin.
Holly Henderson is a 20 year old guitarist from Kent, England. She has been a session musician and songwriter since her early teens and more recently has been a touring guitarist with the Sex Pissed Dolls.
Rosie Botterill is a London-based guitarist who has been playing with diverse rock bands and has been a touring guitarist with the Sex Pissed Dolls.
Becky Baldwin is one of Bristol's busiest bassists, performing approximately 100 gigs a year since 2012. Becky has released music and toured over the UK and Europe with a variety of acts, including heavy metallers Triaxis and Control The Storm, grrrl punk band IDestroy and '80s indie legends The Flatmates.
Anna Mylee is a Belgian drummer who studied and toured in the UK for over 5 years. She currently lives and works in Los Angeles under the mentorship of Kenny Aronoff and Mark Schulman.
On 30th June 2016, DORJA will release their first single, 'Fire', which has already gained the stamp of approval from rock 'n' roll royalty such as Mark Schulman (P!nk, Cher), who reacted with "This is the best band I have heard in years!"
'Fire' will be available for download on iTunes and Amazon, to stream on the band's Soundcloud, and to view on Youtube via their 'behind the scenes' style DIY music video, made with footage from their week together recording in LA.
The band will play their debut shows in a few select cities in the UK. Currently announced gigs are Thursday 21st July in Watford and Friday 22nd July in Birmingham.
The future for DORJA looks bright and very busy. Drummer Anna Mylee talks of their plans for 2017: "We are so pleased with interest we have received so far, it has just encouraged us to work harder. The rest of 2016 for us will mostly consist of writing and recording our debut album, ready for release in 2017. It has been tough to bring the members from different countries together, but they are all worth it. The first hurdle is over, now as we work together our music and performance will only get better and better. We thank you all for believing in us so early in this band's career."
Check back on Thursday for the new single launch, and get more info at: www.dorjaband.com
Just in time for this year's festival 'LIVE AT WACKEN 2015: 26 Years Louder Than Hell' will be released and everyone can reminisce and indulge oneself with this fabulous line up. So many highlights and the heart of every fans is gonna beat faster.
Where else do you get such load of springing charge and concentrated passion of the coolest heavy and rock bands? And with this release you are not only enjoying the CD you can also watch the bands again on the double DVD. Just to drop some names: Judas Priest, In Flames, Annihilator, Danko Jones, Uli Jon Roth, Europe, Cradle Of Filth, and newcomers like Beyond The Black and many, many more.
On 8 stages, more than 120 bands were performing. Gigantic! This DVD can only cover an excerpt of all the performances, otherwise it would go far beyond the scope but be sure that everything you want is on there! This double live DVD / CD is a must have for all fans!
Formats: 2 DVD/2 CD DVD Digipack 2 Blu-Ray/2CD BR-Digipack Standard Digital Audio (35 tracks) Longform Video
Tracklisting: DVD1 / Blu-ray1: 01. JUDAS PRIEST - Painkiller 02. IN FLAMES - Paralyzed 03. IN FLAMES - Everything's Gone 04. AMORPHIS - My Kantele 05. AMORPHIS - Magic And Mayhem 06. RUNNING WILD - Under Jolly Roger 07. RUNNING WILD - Riding The Storm 08. BEYOND THE BLACK - Rage Before The Storm 09. BEYOND THE BLACK - Songs Of Love And Death 10. ARCHITECTS OF CHAOZ - Horsemen 11. ARMORED SAINT - Left Hook From Right Field 12. ANNIHILATOR - Creepin' Again 13. ANNIHILATOR - Alison Hell 14. DEATH ANGEL - Voracious Soul 15. DEATH ANGEL - Buried Alive 16. EXUMER - Possessed By Fire 17. BURGERKILL - Under The Scars 18. SABATON - To Hell And Back 19. SABATON - Night Witches 20. DANKO JONES - The Twisting Knife 21. DANKO JONES - Full Of Regret 22. ULI JON ROTH - Dark Lady 23. ULI JON ROTH - Virgin Killer 24. THE POODLES - Night Of Passion 25. EUROPE - War Of Kings 26. EUROPE - The Second Day
DVD2 / Blu-ray2: 01. BIOHAZARD - How It Is 02. BIOHAZARD - Punishment 03. KATAKLYSM - As I Slither 04. KATAKLYSM - To Reign Again 05. CANNIBAL CORPSE - Scourge Of Iron 06. CANNIBAL CORPSE - Evisceration Plague 07. CRADLE OF FILTH - Burn In A Burial Gown 08. CRADLE OF FILTH - Cruelty Brought Thee Orchids 09. ANAAL NATHRAKH - Idol 10. SKINDRED - Kill The Power 11. SKINDRED - Proceed With Caution 12. OOMPH! - Augen auf 13. OOMPH! - Gott ist ein Popstar 14. SANTIANO - Gott muss ein Seemann sein 15. SANTIANO - Lieder der Freiheit 16. IN EXTREMO - Himmel und Hölle 17. IN EXTREMO - Feuertaufe 18. KÄRBHOLZ - Ich hör mir beim Leben zu 19. GODSIZED - Welcome To Hell 20. THE ANSWER - Raise A Little Hell 21. MY DYING BRIDE - Turn Loose The Swans 22. MANTAR - Into The Golden Abyss 23. SAVAGE MACHINE - Prisoners Of War (METAL BATTLE) 24. BLAAKYUM - Baal Adon (METAL BATTLE) 25. METAPRISM - Reload (METAL BATTLE) 26. WALKWAYS - Half The Man I Am (METAL BATTLE) 27. VESPERIA - Iron Saga (METAL BATTLE)
CD1: 01. JUDAS PRIEST - Painkiller 02. IN FLAMES - Paralyzed 03. AMORPHIS - My Kantele 04. RUNNING WILD - Under Jolly Roger 05. BEYOND THE BLACK - Rage Before The Storm 06. ARCHITECTS OF CHAOZ - Horsemen 07. ARMORED SAINT - Left Hook From Right Field 08. ANNIHILATOR - Alison Hell 09. DEATH ANGEL - Buried Alive 10. EXUMER - Possessed By Fire 11. BURGERKILL - Under The Scars 12. SABATON - To Hell And Back 13. DANKO JONES - Full Of Regret 14. ULI JON ROTH - Virgin Killer 15. THE POODLES - Night Of Passion 16. EUROPE - War Of Kings
CD2: 01. BIOHAZARD - How It Is 02. KATAKLYSM - To Reign Again 03. CANNIBAL CORPSE - Evisceration Plague 04. CRADLE OF FILTH - Burn In A Burial Gown 05. ANAAL NATHRAKH - Idol 06. SKINDRED - Proceed With Caution 07. OOMPH! - Gott ist ein Popstar 08. SANTIANO - Gott muss ein Seemann sein 09. IN EXTREMO - Himmel und Hölle 10. KÄRBHOLZ - Ich hör mir beim Leben zu 11. GODSIZED - Welcome To Hell 12. THE ANSWER - Raise A Little Hell 13. MY DYING BRIDE - Turn Loose The Swans 14. MANTAR - Into The Golden Abyss 15. SAVAGE MACHINE - Prisoners Of War (METAL BATTLE) 16. BLAAKYUM - Baal Adon (METAL BATTLE) 17. METAPRISM - Reload (METAL BATTLE) 18. WALKWAYS - Half The Man I Am (METAL BATTLE) 19. VESPERIA - Iron Saga (METAL BATTLE)
Ship to Shore PhonoCo. has announced the first ever vinyl release of Joe Renzetti’s scores to Frank Henenlotter’s Basket Case 2 and FrankenHooker.
Basket Case 2 found Henelotter creating a sequel to his now classic 1982 gross-out, with the “freak twins” Duane and Belial back out on the prowl, but also looking for love and acceptance. FrankenHooker is Henenlotter’s riff on the classic Frankenstein story, with Jeffery Franken, memorably played by James Lorinz, resurrecting his dead love Elizabeth using pieces of the women who walk 42nd street.
Scoring duties on these two films were given to Oscar-winning composer Joe Renzetti, a familiar name to horror fans who know and love his scores to Child’s Play and Dead & Buried. Instead of going for the obvious, campy approach, Renzetti plays it straight, letting his moody, sometimes unsettling music act as counterpoint to the absurd on screen happenings.
Featuring reversible cover art by Cleveland comic-book legend John G, extensive liner notes by Renzetti and a completely remastered score supervised by the composer, this is a release that is not to be missed by fans.
Limited to 1000 copies worldwide. 500 on opaque “FrankenHooker” purple 500 on red/black “Bloody Basket Case 2”
SIDE A (Basket Case 2) - 1. In and Out of the Hospital 2. Room of Memories/The Nursery 3. Granny Visits the Freakshow 4. Photographer Killed by the Freaks 5. Freaks and Granny at the Barbecue 6. Susan to Duane: "I'm Pregnant!" 7. Find Duane! Chase Him Down!
SIDE B (Frankenhooker) - 1. The Eyeball/Happy Day and Mom 2. Main Titles/Jeffery Redesigns Elizabeth 3. Jeffery and Parts/Dinner 4. Lookin' for Hookers 5. The Creation/"It's Time" 6. Elizabeth Kills Her John 7. Elizabeth Comes Back to Life/Jeffery Loses His Head 8. Zoro Killing/The Pimp Is Dead
THE BOUNCING SOULS will release a new album, 'Simplicity', on July 29, 2016 via Rise Records. A lyric video for new track, 'Up To Us', has just been released and can be seen below.
"Who would have believed in 1989 we would end up making nine studio albums," a band statement reads, "and who knew George Rebelo would end up in the Bouncing Souls! Not us, but after he learned over 100 songs a did and couple of years worth of gigs we began to feel like some new version of the Bouncing Souls and time for a tenth. We set out to recapture the spirit of our earlier songs, not over-thought or over-produced. In the studio our goal was to keep it raw and real, the feeling of a band playing live. When we asked our good friend and producer John Seymour to join the mix (literally) it began to feel like a mash up between the two records we recorded with him in the past: 'How I Spent My Summer Vacation' and 'Anchors Aweigh'. Recorded this February in our beloved Asbury Park, we are really stoked with how [Simplicity] came out."
Essex-born melodic metallic quintet, FOREVER NEVER, will release their eagerly anticipated EP, entitled 'Speak Up!', through Code 7 on 26th August 2016.
From the pulsating 'One Life' to the heartfelt emotion of 'Living A Lie', the ever-infectious hook of 'We Won't Save The World' to the insanely heavy 'Pray', the band successfully infuse groovy riffs with hooking vocal melodies, making Forever Never's new material a delicious combination for any avid rock fan.
The EP is a general state of world address with brand new single, 'We Won't Save The World', being at the forefront of that message. Watch the single's official lyric video below.
Lead singer Renny states: "What's scary about 'We Won't Save The World', is that I actually wrote the lyrics two days before the Paris shootings. There is so much conflict and hate happening around the world right now and everyone wants to point the finger of blame with, at times, little understanding of the true political agendas of the world's leaders. WWSTW comes from a perspective of love; we can't change some of the devastating events occurring across the globe right now but we can believe in a better future that starts with every one of us showing more compassion and standing up for love - something we can all get behind surely?"
'Speak Up!' tracklisting: 1.) Intro 2.) We Won't Save The World 3.) Never Giving Up 4.) Living A Lie 5.) Pray 6.) One Life 7.) Speak Up!
PURPLE's second album, 'Bodacious' will get its official UK release on July 29th through Play It Again Sam. The band are today streaming an unreleased bonus track entitled, 'Love Maker' - hear it below:
The Texan trio heralded their arrival in 2014 with '409', a debut delivering a short sharp salvo of adrenaline-fueled pop punk that accompanied the band’s first foray this side of the water. Having decamped to London for a couple of months, embarking on a plan to play as many shows as possible, the bands live shows were witness to unbridled mayhem orchestrated by singer / drummer Hanna Brewer.
The arrival of 'Bodacious', shows little sign of Purple slowing up and already Stateside has seen the likes of NPR, Nerdist and Entertainment Weekly flagging up early praise - read the UBER ROCK REVIEW HERE!
Harnessing their collective love of femme-punk, indie rock and pop, 'Bodacious' retains the irreverent spirit and infectious spontaneity of their debut across its twelve tracks. Hot out of the blocks comes 'Backbone', the first track lifted from the album with Brewer leading the charge in characteristic form - abrasive shouts of the refrain coupled with a pop melody that encompasses much of the next chapter in the world of Purple.
Watch the video for 'Backbone', filmed live at the Swan Dive in Austin, below:
Following a phenomenal sold-out UK arena tour (including four O2 Arenas) that ended in Birmingham on Friday night and a crowd thrilling performance in the legendary ‘tea-time slot’ at Glastonbury yesterday, Jeff Lynne’s ELO have announced they will be headlining Wembley Stadium for ONE NIGHT ONLY on 24th June 2017.
More popular than ever, Jeff Lynne’s ELO continue to go from strength to strength with not only his latest platinum album, ‘Alone In The Universe’, a runaway success both commercially and critically, (with all the singles taken from it featuring on the Radio 2 A List) but also this past week has seen the one millionth sale of ‘All Over The World - The Very Best Of Electric Light Orchestra’.
Known for their epic live shows and with a distinct style that seamlessly and innovatively blends rock, pop and classical, ELO has had twenty six UK Top 40 singles, making Lynne's sweeping productions some of the most recognisable music of the last forty years and helping sell over 50 million records worldwide.
Widely agreed upon as one of the greatest record producers in music history, Lynne was a co-founder and member of The Travelling Wilburys together with Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, George Harrison and Tom Petty as well as a producer and collaborator with some of the biggest names in music including The Beatles, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Joe Walsh, and most recently, Bryan Adams.
Jeff Lynne’s ELO plays: June 2017 - Sat 24th - LONDON, Wembley Stadium
Tickets are on-sale from 9am on Friday 1st July priced at £110/£85/£55/£35 (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk
The Boys’ long deleted “Odds & Sods” album is to receive a limited edition 500 copy vinyl re-release on Friday 1 July on PHR Records. The re-release will include the original front cover artwork as well as a special inlay featuring new track listing notes from The Boys' singer/guitarist Matt Dangerfield.
Originally released in 1990 thanks to Die Toten Hosen frontman/singer Campino, the album featured previously unreleased Boys recordings from 1977-1981 including “Walk My Dog”, “Jimmy Brown”, “Dressed To Kill” and “Little Runaround” as well as three Capital Radio Ads recorded by Dangerfield, Honest John Plain & Jack Black to promote their second album, “Alternative Chartbusters”.
The album's opening track, “Walk My Dog”, is one of five Boys’ songs to be included in the soundtrack of forthcoming movie “Sad Vacation”, which tells the story of Sid Vicious & Nancy Spungen's fateful trip to New York in 1978.
Along with the Sex Pistols, Clash and The Damned, The Boys were part of the first wave of the mid-1970’s UK punk explosion. Armed with an arsenal of killer Steel/Dangerfield songs The Boys became the first UK punk band to sign an album deal in January 1977. Highly regarded by the music press and their contemporaries, their well-crafted songs, together with Steel and Dangerfield’s love of harmonies, led to them being described as ‘The Beatles of Punk’ but they could (and should) just as deservedly have been compared to the Ramones – fast, alternately brattish and tongue-in-cheek, and gloriously anthemic.
As Last FM puts it: “The Boys made arguably one of the best LPs of the 70s with their self-titled first album and provided the template for superior Pop Punk before even the Buzzcocks had got out of first gear”.
Over the years countless bands have covered The Boys’ back catalogue – from Argentina to Germany and Japan to the USA – and even more artists have cited The Boys as a major influence.
With a slew of larger-than-life projects under his belt —John E Vistic - is something of a Bristol household name. (Bristol Live)
John E Vistic is a singer multi-instrumentalist and internationally award winning songwriter. As well as his guitar and vocal duties with The John E Vistic Rock N Roll Soundsystem, Vistic is known for his work as Creative Director of The Russian Winter show (Old Vic) and his collaborations with other artists including Crippled Black Phoenix, Emily Breeze, Way Out West and General Midi.
The last John E Vistic album Modern Love was described as having ‘its roots in the halcyon days of albums when music had dynamic and you heard something different every time you listened, music that begged you to listen’ (Live Music Scene).
John E Vistic’s new album Welcome Down the Night is produced by Tristan Longworth (Jon Allen/The Third Degree). It is a beautifully crafted album of songs about ‘love, death and the landscape of the heart’. Recorded with a lush and sensitive dynamic utilising a wide range of instrumentation, the album features collaborations with a legendary range of artists including members of Primal Scream, Morcheeba, Jon Allen, the Marc Ford band and Rachel Stamp as well as Katey Brooks and the Vistic Rock N Roll Soundsystem. The first EP from the album, What Will Be (out on ITunes now) has been described as:
“…psychedelic country folk, laden with soul and thought provoking literary lyrics. Think Hozier and Johnny Cash meets The Doors with more than a dash of Jack White.” (Nurture Music)
As well as performing songs from the new album solo, Vistic has recently put together a new five piece incarnation of his band featuring Rob Norbury (Candy Darling) and Mike Crawford (Apache Dropout/The Various Sorrows) alongside longstanding Vistic Rock n Roll Soundsystem sidekicks, Guy Fowler (Bass) and Dan Clibery (Drums). Album launch dates are confirmed as 22nd July (Bristol, Thunderbolt); 23rd July (London, Magic Garden) featuring supporting artists John Fairhurst and Oh, the Guilt (Bristol) and John Fairhurst plus the Quiet Quiet Band (London).
Recent press for John E Vistic has been fantastic:
A towering figure on the live circuit of London as well as his home city of Bristol (The Metro)
Gravelly vocals and powerful, swelling tunes that reach deep inside, all built on a foundation of rock solid musicianship (Louder Than war)
Bloody Brilliant (Toxic Online)
The new Single ‘Song for the Old Men’ and EP ‘What Will Be’ has already received airplay on BBC Radio 6, BBC Bristol, BBC London, Radio Caroline, Rock Radio UK and many more. The album is out on 22nd July.
HÄXAN, the all-girl band formerly known as The Kix, have released a lyric video for new single, 'Breaking Down The Walls' - see it below.
The band (Sam Bolderson - Vox/Guitar; Harriet Wadeson - Bass; Charlotte Bolderson - Drums) changed their name earlier this year after performing alongside the likes of Extreme, Michael Monroe, Vixen, Tesla, and Steve Vai on the Monsters Of Rock Cruise.
The band has also been confirmed to appear at this December's Planet Rockstock, alongside The Dead Daisies, Tyketto, and more!
Ellefson Coffee Co, the premium coffee brand of java connoisseur, author, and rock star DAVE ELLEFSON of Megadeth, has officially unleashed its second blend, KENYA THRASH.
Packaged in a distinctive red metallic bag, Kenya Thrash is a bold high-octane blend of 90% Kenya-Kichwa Arabica Beans, and 10% India Robusta, roasted with a kick, for a high blend of flavor and function. An "Earthy and Savory" blend, with distinct notes of Grapefruit and Black Pepper, Kenya Thrash is a guaranteed wake up call to body, mind, AND tastebuds.
Kenya Thrash is the follow-up to ROAST IN PEACE, the highly celebrated original Dark Roast Blend, small-batch roasted from 100% Brazilian Arabica, with distinctive notes of Chocalate, Dark Caramel, and Roasted Nuts, already receiving high praise from coffee lovers and media alike. With features on major web outlets like Blabbermouth, Brave Words, a segment with Ellefson on Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante's Coffee podcast, and a feature in the July issue of REVOLVER MAGAZINE, and high profile artists like Hellyeah, Sevendust and Lamb of God publicly singing its praises, Roast In Peace has already become a staple in the mugs of the Rock N' Roll elite.
But, says Ellefson, ROAST IN PEACE is more than just a distinctive coffee offering, but also a mission statement: "My love for coffee has accompanied me around the world for my entire musical career. Just like the spirit of a culture or the melody of a song, the enjoyment of coffee brings people together and creates harmony among us. The beans in this bag are traceable to their global origin and exemplify the spirit and culture of the people who grew them. It is my aim to bring this roast to our tables and awake our taste buds, fire up our rock n roll spirits and continue the global fellowship of music, art and coffee. May you, Roast in Peace!"
Ellefson Coffee Co blends are artfully small batch roasted by Parliament Coffee Roasters, and the blends hand picked by Ellefson himself. Both blends are available in 12 OZ Whole Bean (or Ground) bags directly from empmerch.com.