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RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS confirm first UK tour in five years - BABYMETAL to support Print E-mail
Friday, 26 August 2016 10:08



Ahead of their headlining shows at the Reading and Leeds Festivals, Kilimanjaro has announced that Grammy® Award-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS are to return in December for their first UK tour in five years.
The band will be touring in support of their 11th studio album, 'The Getaway', out now on Warner Bros. Records, which was #1 in ten countries across Europe and was produced by Danger Mouse and mixed by Nigel Godrich.
Tickets for the UK shows go on general sale 10am Friday 2 September from MYTICKET.CO.UK / SEETICKETS.COM
Monday 5 December - London The O2
Tuesday 6 December - London The O2
Thursday 8 December - Glasgow The SSE Hydro
Saturday 10 December - Birmingham Genting Arena
Sunday 11 December - Birmingham Genting Arena
Wednesday 14 December - Manchester Arena
Thursday 15 December - Manchester Arena


Red Hot Chili Peppers have spent the summer performing at a variety of music festivals around the world, including headlining Lollapalooza in Chicago, T In The Park in Scotland, Fuji Rock in Japan and this weekend headlined the Reading and Leeds festival.
Supporting the band across their UK tour will be Japanese sensation BABYMETAL. The J-pop teen metallers have taken the world by storm since their formation in 2010. Their latest album METAL RESISTANCE peaked at number fifteen on the UK Albums Chart, the highest position reached by a Japanese band.


FM's re-recorded version of classic album, 'Indiscreet', coming on October 28th Print E-mail
Friday, 26 August 2016 10:04



FM have issued the following update:


"30 years on we are happy to announce that we have decided to record a modern-day version of our classic debut album INDISCREET. We have been asked many times if we would consider re-recording some of these tracks using today's modern technology and recording techniques and giving the songs the sound of FM as it is today. We realise what an iconic album this is to so many fans so we have always steered clear of tampering with it too much but whilst in the studio recording the follow-up to HEROES & VILLAINS one night at the end of a session we decided to put down a backing track to 'That Girl' to see how it would sound with the huge sounds we were getting at the time. It gave the song a new dynamic and power that we couldn't achieve in the 80s. We played it back the following morning and decided it would be great to hear all these classic songs with this new lease of life. We are not trying to recreate the original but this is our interpretation played by FM as we are today with the sound of FM 2016. In addition to the re-recording of the original album, INDISCREET 30 also features seven bonus tracks including brand new song 'Running On Empty' and a new recording of 'Let Love Be The Leader'."




Full Tracklisting:


That Girl
Other Side Of Midnight
Love Lies Dying
I Belong To The Night
American Girls
Face To Face
Frozen Heart
Heart Of The Matter


Bonus Tracks:
Let Love Be The Leader
Running On Empty
Rainbow's End
Shot In The Dark
Bad That's Good In You
Love & Hate
That Girl (Acoustic Version)


INDISCREET 30 was produced by FM, recorded at Tremolo Studios and Coal House Studios, Staffordshire and mixed by Jeff Knowler (METROPOLIS, ROCKVILLE and HEROES & VILLAINS). RELEASE DATE:  28 October 2016


There are two ways of getting your copy of INDISCREET 30 before the official release date:


Signed copies of INDISCREET 30 are available to pre-order now from the FM webshop []. INDISCREET 30 will be mailed out to you four weeks before release date. Closing date for this special offer is Monday 26 September 2016.

INDISCREET 30 will also be available at the merchandise stand at the Warrington Parr Hall show on Saturday 1st October and all other shows.


Preview 'Love Lies Dying' from INDISCREET 30 below:



FEEDER reveal video for new track, 'Eskimo' - rub noses with it here! Print E-mail
Friday, 26 August 2016 10:01



FEEDER have revealed the video for their brand new track, 'Eskimo' - see it below.


'Eskimo' is the second single from their new studio album, 'All Bright Electric', which will be released via Cooking Vinyl on 7th October 2016.


Speaking about 'Eskimo', Feeder's frontman Grant Nicholas commented: "Eskimo is a song about a journey of self discovery. We are always looking for the right path in life in which to take and are often casualties of our own misguidance and inner demons. Temptation is never far way."


On the video, Grant added: "We really wanted a trippy, almost psychedelic style video to capture the groove and darker spirit of the song; a modern twist on the '60s psychedelia imagery with the band more in silhouette. Retro but still current in some way."


'Eskimo' was masterminded by Manchester based film production company Sitcom Soldiers, who have made videos for the likes of Johnny Marr, Of Mice and Men, Young Guns to name just a few.






NIGHT DEMON's self-titled debut EP getting cassette reissue on Halloween Print E-mail
Friday, 26 August 2016 09:57



Shadow Kingdom Records has set October 31st as the international release date for the cassette version of NIGHT DEMON's self-titled debut EP.


Night Demon is a young trio from California who literally fell out of the sky from nowhere...well, they did when they first released the Night Demon EP on CD through Shadow Kingdom Records in 2013. Even before its release, when they'd just created a Bandcamp page - and where Shadow Kingdom found 'em and were instantly blown away - Night Demon were invited to play the KIT festival in Europe. From there, the stage was set for their inevitable debut album, 'Curse of the Damned', which was released last year by Steamhammer and through which the band hit the road hard and converted the masses to their heavy metal faith.  


Indeed, heavy metal is Night Demon's sole religion, one that girds every inch of their souls. You can hear it loud and clear on their very first recording, Night Demon, now finally being released on cassette tape by Shadow Kingdom.


If you loved 'Curse of the Damned', then you're gonna love Night Demon just as much - and maybe more! Hear Night Demon in a rawer, purer state, one that's just as enthralled to the original NWOBHM wave and already mastered it. Love old Angel Witch, Raven, Iron Maiden, and all that British-styled heavy metal that started it all, but wanna hear it in the present and with a harder, grittier, more American feeling? Then Night Demon is gonna be your go-to record, and you can now rock out to it on your Walkman!


Even better, this tape version is amended with four bonus tracks, including two studio tracks (one a Diamond Head cover!) and two live tracks from the band's very first show, making this version a full-length album. They are the Night Demon, and they're comin' to your town...on cassette!




'Night Demon' EP cassette reissue tracklisting:


1. Night Demon
2. The Chalice
3. Ancient Evil
4. Ritual
5. Axe Crazy*
6. Lightning To The Nations*
7. Radar Love (live)*
8. Ritual (live)*


(* = cassette-only bonus tracks)


Stream the whole EP at Shadow Kingdom's Bandcamp:


Thrash legends EXCITER comment on upcoming performance from original line-up Print E-mail
Friday, 26 August 2016 09:54


Canadian thrash legends EXCITER will be taking the stage at this year's Calgary Metalfest on September 17th at Flames Central presented by Big Nate Productions. Their performance is one for the history books as they will be reuniting their original line-up for the first time since 1985 plus sharing the stage with fellow Canadian thrash pioneers ANNIHILATOR, RAZOR and SACRIFICE. All have never before performed on the same stage together, making the concert a historic moment in metal.


EXCITER guitarist John Ricci comments:


"We are really stoked to participate at the fest with such great bands that came out of Canada and went on to establish themselves as serious contenders in the metal market around the globe. The last time the original line-up played together was the summer of 1985, our last tour together across the USA. When we got back together in 2014, it was like we never broke up, it was like instant musical chemistry!"


Friday, September 16th at Dickens Pub, Portland-based TOXIC HOLOCAUST will headline their first Calgary appearance since 2011. Support by DISCIPLES OF POWER, THE ORDER OF CHAOS, FORNICATION, BLACK PESTILENCE and CONCRETE FUNERAL.


Thursday, September 15th at Distortion sees THE EXALTED PILEDRIVER in their first ever Western Canadian performance with support from CRYSTAL MESS, SAVAGE STREETS, PROFITS OF CRIME and ACCOSTAL.


Wednesday, September 14th Kick-off Party at The Ship and Anchor, FREE SHOW with THE CADAVOR DOG, W.M.D., IN/VERTIGO, BLACKBIRD ELECTRIC, OUTLETS BAND.


Tickets and VIP Passes on sale through and at Sloth Records in Calgary.


New this year, VIP packages will be offered and include sound check viewings, band meet and greets, and autograph sessions. Check out and for more info!


Who wants a game of 'War'? SUM 41 release new music video ahead of '13 Voices' album Print E-mail
Thursday, 25 August 2016 15:04



Pop punk veterans SUM 41 have released their first single and accompanying music video, 'War', from the upcoming album, '13 Voices', out October 7th on Hopeless Records.


The video for 'War' shows the band performing in the middle of a California desert in an airplane graveyard. Singer Deryck Whibley, uncovers reminders of his past – a journal, old drawing, t-shirt, guitar, and empty bottle of alcohol in the wreckage – and burns them along with his past life. Whibley says that the crash site represents how he “crashed and burned” and that the graveyard was “a place for a funeral for my past.”


This song was picked as a single because of its importance to Whibley’s personal life. He states, “I feel that this song literally saved my life. I was at my absolute lowest point of what seemed like a never-ending recovery. When I was at a tipping point of falling back into drinking or staying the course of recovery, I grabbed a pencil and paper instead of a bottle and started writing. Whenever I had any thoughts of giving up, I would read these lyrics to myself over and over again. They helped remind me of what it was that I was fighting for, and that I needed to keep fighting harder. Giving up was not an option.”


Earlier this summer, Sum 41 released a music video for the leading fan track, 'Fake My Own Death'. The video has over 3.3 million views, and the number is still rising. Along with 'War', this is the first look fan’s have into Sum 41’s forthcoming new album, '13 Voices'. The ten-track album marks the band's first LP in five years, following up 2011's 'Screaming Bloody Murder', which featured the Grammy Nominated song, 'Blood In My Eyes.'




The Sum 41 fans have been coming out in overwhelming numbers to the recent live shows, with the band playing to some of the biggest crowds of their career. Most recently wrapping up their summer run on the Vans Warped Tour, the band is currently touring overseas before kicking off their headline tour starting October 5th in Orlando, Florida.


Whibley began writing for '13 Voices' immediately following his four-month stint in the hospital. The frontman recalls, "I had to learn how to do everything again-my motor skills, learning how to play guitar again... I couldn't even walk at the time. It was really difficult, but at the same time if I didn't have a record to make, I don't think I would have recovered as quickly, or even at all. Writing music gave me a purpose. I had to get better." As Whibley's health improved, so did his ability to write songs, and '13 Voices' soon began to take shape being recorded, produced and engineered by Deryck Whibley at his home in Los Angeles.


Sum 41 now consists of five members including Deryck Whibley, lead guitarist/backing vocalist Dave Brownsound, co-lead guitarist/backing vocalist Tom Thacker, bassist/backing vocalist Cone McCaslin and drummer Frank Zummo.



'TO NIGHTWISH WITH LOVE' fan documentary released - details here! Print E-mail
Thursday, 25 August 2016 15:02



NIGHTWISH fans have had a busy year. Since October 2015, over 60 fans from 50 countries have been filming a crowdsourced NIGHTWISH fan documentary. During the past year, fans have answered questions about their fandom and the band and have performed weekly tasks presented to them in front of a mobile phone camera.


The webproject, 'To NIGHTWISH with Love', is active on the Yle (Finnish Broadcasting Company) website. Hundreds of hours of material was produced and sent to Yle by the fans. Yle's production team has used the material to create a number of web documentaries, including a full-feature documentary film.


The documentary filmed by fans discusses the band, and the fans' passion and fandom in the words of the fans themselves, in tens of different languages.


In addition to the documentary, an online series with 18 episodes is published on the 'To NIGHTWISH with Love' website. It has been edited from the material produced by the fans where the fans learn Finnish, discuss the universe of music as well as the different vocalists the band has seen. NIGHTWISH's music has helped the fans through difficult times, but it has also connected people. One of the most important themes of the online series is love.


"This is a documentary that I'd like to see right away," said Tuomas Holopainen of NIGHTWISH upon hearing about the crowdsourcing project underway at Yle, Finland's national public service broadcasting company.


The documentary was released online on Saturday 20 August, and it is now available here:


Learn 'The Sacred Vow' via new lyric video from Swedish metal muthas, HAMMERFALL Print E-mail
Thursday, 25 August 2016 15:00

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Sweden's Heavy Metal legends HAMMERFALL are back, and are not just celebrating 20 years of a successful career which inspired an entire genre and beyond, but they are also releasing their brand new and 10th studio album, 'Built To Last', on November 4th 2016 on Napalm Records!


Today the band unleashed the first track by unveiling a lyric video for the song 'The Sacred Vow'.


"Choosing a track for this was not easy, as we had several suitable songs. But 'The Sacred Vow' is a pretty classic HammerFall tune and very representative of the album as a whole: speed, power, energy and with a catchy chorus that oozes of heavy metal spirit," the band comments.


Get your full dose of HAMMERFALL's heavy metal spirit, and tune into 'The Scared Vow' below:



KEE MARCELLO streams title track from upcoming album, 'Scaling Up' - listen here! Print E-mail
Wednesday, 24 August 2016 15:42

Frontiers Music Srl will release KEE MARCELLO’s new studio album, 'Scaling Up', on October 14th. The title track is now streaming and can be heard below.




With 'Scaling Up', Kee Marcello is using his past as a springboard to take a giant leap into the future! With the new music firmly grounded in the songwriting tradition that made him a multi-platinum rock star in the first place, Kee explores the boundaries of melodic hard rock with a contemporary performance that nods to his past and employs sizzling production. This is an album all his fans will have to pick their jaws up off the floor after hearing!


Kee Marcello is a unique artist in the hard rock genre. He has never stopped evolving and growing as both a writer and a guitarist and the new album illustrates how much he has managed to raise the bar yet again with both his guitar playing, singing and writing.




Conceived and recorded in the winter and spring of 2016, 'Scaling Up' encompasses all the influences and genres in which the Swedish musician has been involved in since the start of his career. Besides the obvious resemblances to Europe’s classic sound, Kee also gives a nod to his past in Easy Action. Speaking of Europe (particularly the 'Prisoners in Paradise' era), Kee took two officially unreleased songs, 'Wild Child' and 'Don’t Know How To Love No More', and re-arranged and re-recorded them from scratch. Beyond those two tracks, you can hear a touch of sleaze and more classic hard rock on songs like 'Fix Me', 'Blow by Blow', and 'Soldier Down'.


Kee Marcello says: "The whole idea of 'Scaling Up' is to, very respectfully, use the music of my past as a canvas to paint a picture of where I stand today and what I aim for in the future as a guitarist/singer/writer. I think we've got the balance of now and then just right, and it's performed by the best group of musicians I've ever had the honor of playing with!"



Kee Marcello is one of the most renowned guitarists from Scandinavia and has an amazing history to his name. He's best known as the guitarist - from 1986 to 1992 - of one Sweden's biggest musical exports, Europe. In the late '80s and early '90s, Europe were one of the biggest rock bands in the world. They sold over 30 million albums, landed at #1 on sales charts in 26 countries and shared the biggest stages with acts like Metallica, Def Leppard, and Bon Jovi. Kee is now also enjoying a new wave of success as a TV persona in Sweden, as well as being involved in other musical projects.


Look out for Kee Marcello playing in a town near you soon! Confirmed tour dates below, with more to be added soon!


22 September - Birmingham, UK - The Robin 2
23 September - Glasgow, UK - Audio Club
24 September - Cardiff, UK - Fuel Rock Club
1 October - Linköping, Saab Arena*
7 October - Karlstad, Lofbergs Arena*
8 October - Växjö, Vida Arena*
14 October - Göteborg, Scandinavium*
15 October - Helsingborg Arena*
21 October - Stockholm, Globe Arena*
22 October - Sandviken, Göransson Arena*
28 October - Malmö Arena*
29 October - Karlskrona, ABB Arena*


*Rock Of ’80s Arena Tour (featuring Kee Marcello, Thomas Vikstrom, Joacim Cans & More)


Get more info at:


Bang thy head and throw thy horns in time with THE TWO BUCKS ROCK SHOW! Print E-mail
Wednesday, 24 August 2016 15:38



One of the gnarliest old feckers that I ever did meet turned out to be one of the nicest feckers too: that old goat's name is Vinnie Buckingham and, somehow, he convinced people to let him book gigs, and also to create a radio show just so he could walk around with his bionic chest puffed out like he was some kind of player in the music world.


Well, guess what? The aged old clown IS a player in the music world... because he went about things the right way, and made every decision for the right reason - that's probably why I got on with him so well.


It has been an honour to help promote all things Two Bucks whenever possible, and that goes for the weekly episodes of THE TWO BUCKS ROCK SHOW too.


The Jazzinator, knob-twiddler par excellence, knocks up a riot of a rock show every week - a true power hour featuring the finest in unsigned rock and metal bands. There are two episodes to catch up with - Episodes 111 and 112 - featuring the following bands:


Afterburn; Curv; Intervention; Precibus; Alien Stash Tin; Well Dressed Thief; Eclipse; Sincerely, Yours; Death by Disco; Emnibis; Two Marks and a Frank; Sepulchre; Gag Reflex; Cairo Son; Live Rounds; We Come From Ashes; Beholder; Roads to Nowher; Mallen; Secret Rule; Dead Empire; and Raised by Hypocrites.


Listen to both shows below!




Get all the Two Bucks news at:


[Tell 'em Gaz Tidey sent ya]


DEHUMANIZED set October release date for new album, 'Beyond The Mind' Print E-mail
Wednesday, 24 August 2016 15:35

New York's death metal bruisers, DEHUMANIZED, are set to return with their third full length album, 'Beyond the Mind'.


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Following their esteemed 2012 release, 'Controlled Elite', the band spent the past four years composing a monumental force of violence that will surpass all expectations. With this new release, Dehumanized combines thought provoking lyrics with their deeply rooted and signature NY blast and slam style. Everything is skillfully coalesced to forge this masterpiece of devastation that is executed with dynamic precision and relentless brutality.


'Beyond the Mind' was recorded at the renowned Full Force Studio. the massive audio production dialed in by Joe Cincotta, fascinating artwork created by the always talented Tony Koehl. Don't miss what's sure to be an instant classic.


Comatose Music will release 'Beyond the Mind' on October 28.


Get more info at:


BABY WOODROSE debut '21st Century Slave' video from upcoming album, 'Freedom' Print E-mail
Tuesday, 23 August 2016 14:38



BABY WOODROSE is an iconic band on the Danish psych scene who released their debut album, 'Blows Your Mind', back in 2001. Long before psychedelic music had a revival frontman Lorenzo Woodrose and his band came up with their own mix of psych, garage and stoner rock which they have refined during the years.


The band's new album is called 'Freedom' and is due out September 16th 2016 on Bad Afro Records.


'21st Century Slave' is the second single/video from the album. The song deals with the current state of our society and how it affects us all. Consciously or not. It also introduces the modern slave song.


Lorenzo Woodrose: "The inspiration for the album came from the title track, a cover we have been playing around with for about a year. Mostly known for the version Richie Havens improvised on Woodstock in 1969, it is actually a much older song, known as a gospel tune, a negro spiritual or a 'slave song'. This expression gave me the idea to write modern day slave songs, so all the songs on the new album deal with mind control, brainwash, hamster wheels, slavery and oppression."


The video is made by Palle Demant who made the documentary, 'Born To Lose', last year about Lorenzo Woodrose.



Get more info at:


TYKETTO release official video for title track of new album, 'Reach' - see it here! Print E-mail
Tuesday, 23 August 2016 14:23

TYKETTO have today released the official video for the title track of new album, 'Reach' - see it below.




In celebration of the band’s 25th Anniversary, Frontiers Music Srl will release TYKETTO’s brand new album, 'Reach', on October 14th.


After five years of relentless touring that included playing on some of the most prestigious stages on the planet, Tyketto took their revitalized energy in to the studio in the spring of 2016. The sessions took place at the legendary Rockfield Studios in Wales. Musically the band is truly at the top of their game, with their muscular brand of melodic rock delivered with the finest arrangements and awesome performances.


Lead vocalist Danny Vaughn comments: “Although we only had planned on recording ten songs for REACH, we were so pleased with everything, we decided to keep all twelve songs on the record. We unanimously decided on REACH as the title of the album, as it defines who this band is in 2016. We have a new energy, some incredible new members, and a fresh outlook toward the future. All of us have pushed each other beyond our limits to make what we feel is a pinnacle record in our catalog.”


Drummer and founding member Michael Clayton Arbeeny adds: “Many bands who have been out as long as we have feel they need to fit into a preconceived notion of what their fans expect to hear. Following in the footsteps of icons such as Queen, Led Zeppelin, and Prince, we have decided to expand our musical boundaries and introduce our friends around the world to Tyketto 2016. Rest assured that all the songs on REACH still carry the trademark melodies and choruses our fans have grown to love over the decades. The band is feeling stronger and performing better than ever and we can’t wait to share this music with the world.”


In addition to Vaughn and Arbeeny, the unstoppable 2016 lineup includes Chris Green (guitars and vocals), Ged Rylands (keyboards and vocals) and Chris Childs (bass).



CROBOT unveil new track to celebrate being added to AIRBOURNE's UK tour Print E-mail
Tuesday, 23 August 2016 14:19



Pennsylvania US rockers CROBOT have announced they will be bringing their funkadelic riffs back to UK shores this Autumn, supporting Australian rockers Airbourne on all UK dates this November.


Frontman Brandon Yeagley commented; "Beardos of the UK Nebula get ready 'cause the Crobot train is coming through with monsters of rock, Airbourne!"


Tour dates with Airbourne:


Thursday 17th November - Portsmouth, Pyramids Centre
Friday 18th November - Norwich, UEA
Saturday 19th November - Nottingham, Rock City
Monday 21st November - Birmingham, O2 Institute
Tuesday 22nd November - Leeds,  O2 Academy
Wednesday 23rd November - Newcastle, O2 Academy
Thursday 24th November - Glasgow, Barrowland
Saturday 26th November - Manchester, Ritz  (SOLD OUT)
Monday 28th November - London, Electric Ballroom
Tuesday 29th November London, Electric Ballroom


Crobot will also play Brain Freeze Festival in Ebbw Vale, Wales on Friday 25th November. Tickets on sale now from:


CROBOT have also just unleashed a mighty new track from their upcoming album. Check out the colossal 'Plague Of The Mammoths' here:



Crobot's new album 'Welcome To Fat City' is released via Nuclear Blast Entertainment in the UK and Europe on the 23rd September.


MORTIIS to offer 'Geisteskrank' as fourth free download single with free short film Print E-mail
Tuesday, 23 August 2016 14:16



MORTIIS will issue a fourth free download single, Geisteskrank', in support of 'The Great Deceiver' on August 26.
The song, which is actually a non-album track, began as a remix of 'The Great Deceiver's 'The Shining Lamp of God' before eventually mutating into its own song.
'Geisteskrank' made its debut earlier this year as the soundtrack for Norwegian Grindhouse filmmaker Reinert Kiil's short film, Vardøger. The track has never been available for download until now. Kiil's film will also be included in the free download.
"The original title of 'The Shining Lamp of God' was 'Zeitgeist' in its embryonic stages, and we eventually changed it," Mortiis said. "When 'Geisteskrank' took form, it sort became this nod towards those early stages of that song, title wise if nothing else. Eventually Reinert Kiil began his mini film trilogy, and wanted to use 'Geisteskrank' as the soundtrack for the first part, and that's how it made its debut, so to speak."
'The Great Deceiver', Mortiis' ninth full-length album, was released earlier this year via Omnipresence. Musically, 'The Great Deceiver' continues along the winding path that Mortiis' two-decade career has taken, mixing together aggressive guitar-driven crossover metal with industrial-type electronics, for a record that could easily be considered the most accessible in Mortiis' catalog.


Oct 21: Phantoms of Pilsen Festival, Pilsen, Czech Republic
Oct 22: Erfurt, Germany, Club from Hell
Oct 23: Dublin, Ireland, Voodoo Lounge


Available August 26th - 'Geisteskrank/Vardøger free single/video download:



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