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DESERT STORM to support HONKY on UK leg of European tour this July/August Print E-mail
Thursday, 26 May 2016 17:12

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HONKY head to Europe for a stretch of shows which include a newly-announced appearance at Zwarte Cross Festival in the Netherlands as well as Roadkill festival in Belgium and a UK tour with Oxford's heavy blues riffers DESERT STORM, with additional live performances to be announced soon.

 

European dates are:

 

7/23/2016 Zwarte Cross Festival – Luttenberg, NL
7/24/2016 Krakatoa – Aberdeen, UK
7/25/2016 Rebellion – Manchester, UK
7/26/2016 Portland Arms – Cambridge, UK
7/27/2016 The Cavern – Exeter, UK
7/28/2016 The Unicorn – London, UK
7/29/2016 The Bullingdon – Oxford, UK
7/30/2016 Red Sun Festival – Cardiff, UK
7/31/2016 Craufurd Arms – Milton Keynes, UK
8/01/2016 Exchange – Bristol, UK
8/02/2016 The Iron Road – Evesham, UK
8/03/2016 Arches Venue – Coventry, UK
8/04/2016 The Anvil – Bournemouth, UK
8/05/2016 Roadkill Festival – Waarschoot, BE

 

'Corduroy' is the forthcoming new full-length (out May 27th) from long-running, Texas superboogie trio, HONKY, which features long time Butthole Surfer/part time Melvins bassist JD Pinkus, guitarist Bobby Ed Landgraf (Down, Skrew, …), and drummer Trinidad Leal (Dixie Witch). Set for release via Housecore Records, 'Corduroy' was produced by JD Pinkus and mastered by Paul Leary with artwork and layout by Ryan Everett. Drum duties were handled by a host of talented bashers, including  Leal, Michael “Night Train” Brueggen (Blackula, Syrup, Supagroup), Dale Crover (Melvins), and even original HONKY drummer, Lance Farley. Guest appearances include Mark “Speedy” Gonzales and the Fantasma Horns, as well as the band’s favorite Honkette, Rae Comeau.

 

 

 

Get more info at:
https://www.facebook.com/TeamHonky/
https://www.facebook.com/desertstormuk/

 

 
FEAR FACTORY announce intimate Bloodstock warm-up show in Brighton Print E-mail
Thursday, 26 May 2016 16:38

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FEAR FACTORY, legendary pioneers of industrial-tinged extreme metal, will be playing an intimate Bloodstock warm-up show at the Concorde 2, Brighton on August 12th.

 

This performance will precede their highly anticipated appearance at renowned Catton Park-based metal festival on August 13th where they will be playing the main stage alongside the likes of Gojira, Mastodon, and Paradise Lost.

 

Fear Factory are still celebrating the release of critically acclaimed 9th studio album, ‘Genexus’, which was released in August 2015 via Nuclear Blast. The record was produced by vocalist Burton C. Bell and guitarist Dino Cazares, (and co-produced by Rhys Fulber) with mixing handled by famed British producer and engineer, Andy Sneap (Arch Enemy, Testament, Exodus, Machine Head). It is the sound of Fear Factory in-extremis, the concrete-breaking staccato riffs that open the record with 'Autonomous Combat System' to the soaring melodies of 'Dielectric' to the album’s elegiacal closer, 'Expiration Date.' It is an unforgiving and unforgettable statement from a band that has long pushed the boundaries of extreme music.

 

Get more info at: https://www.facebook.com/fearfactory/

 

 
BUN E. CARLOS to release 'Greetings From Bunezuela!' solo album next month Print E-mail
Thursday, 26 May 2016 16:34

CHEAP TRICK drummer and 2016 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee BUN E. CARLOS will release his new solo album, 'Greetings From Bunezuela!', on June 24th, 2016 via SPV Recordings in Europe.

 

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The collection features 13 rock songs, 11 of which are covers, including 'Armenia City in The Sky' (The Who), 'Idea' (The Bee Gees), and 'Tell Me' (The Rolling Stones).
 
The album features Robert Pollard (Guided By Voices), Xeno (original Cheap Trick vocalist), Hanson, Alejandro Escovedo, Dave Pirner (Soul Asylum), John Stirratt (Wilco), Nicholas Tremulis, Alex Dezen (Damnwells), Rick Rizzo (Eleventh Dream Day), and members of Candy Golde and the Monday Night Band.
 
The first single, 'Do Something Real', features Robert Pollard on vocals, and is a remake of a solo Pollard song that was released in 1999. The song is available now digitally.
 
Carlos is (was?!) the drummer for the legendary rock band Cheap Trick, drumming countless hits like 'I Want You To Want Me', 'Surrender', 'Dream Police', and 'If You Want My Love'. In 2009, Bun E. Carlos joined Tinted Windows with Hanson singer Taylor Hanson, former Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha, and Fountains of Wayne bassist Adam Schlesinger. The critically acclaimed power-pop-band released an eponymous record and played several shows. In 2011, Bun E. Carlos joined Candy Golde with Nicholas Tremulis, John Stirratt (Wilco), Rick Rizzo, (Eleventh Dream Day), and Mark Greenburg (The Coctails). Candy Golde released a 5-song EP, 10” record, debuted at SXSW, and still record and perform, though sporadically.
 
'Greetings From Bunezuela!' tracklisting:

 

1.) Do Something Real (feat. Robert Pollard)
2.) Armenia City In The Sky (feat. John Stirratt)
3.) Him Or Me (feat. Hanson)
4.) I Love You No More (feat. Alex Dezen)
5.) Tell Me (feat. Alejandro Escovedo)
6.) It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry (feat. Dave Pirner)
7.) Let The Mystery Be (feat. Xeno)
8.) Idea (feat. Robert Pollard)
9.) Les Cactus (feat. Nicholas Tremulis)
10.) I Can Only Give You Everything (feat. Rick Rizzo)
11.) Slow Down (feat. Alejandro Escovedo)
12.) Count On Me (feat. Xeno)
13.) I Don't Mind (feat. Alex Dezen)

 

 

Get more info at: https://www.facebook.com/Bun-E-Carlos-158423844200933

 

 
Sex Pistols' STEVE JONES to publish autobiography, 'Lonely Boy', in the UK this November Print E-mail
Thursday, 26 May 2016 16:31

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STEVE JONES, legendary Sex Pistols guitarist, will release an autobiography, entitled, 'Lonely Boy', later this year.

 

Set for release on November 17th in the UK and January 10th in North America, 'Lonely Boy' has Jones collaborating with journalist Ben Thompson to share his story of growing up in the streets of Hammersmith and Shepherd’s Bush, West London, before forming Strand in 1972, and, eventually, the Sex Pistols in 1975 with vocalist Johnny Rotten, bassist Glen Matlock, and drummer Paul Cook.

 

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Jones spent years after the Pistols in a self-imposed exile in New York and Los Angeles where he battled with alcohol, heroin, and sex addiction - caught in a cycle of rehab and relapse.

 

Alongside producing and playing on records by other artists, the guitarist was a member of several post-Pistols groups including The Professionals, Chequered Past and Neurotic Outsiders, as well as building a solo career. He hosted the popular daily radio program, Jonesy's Jukebox, on Indie 103.1 FM Los Angeles from 2004 to the station’s sign-off in 2009, welcoming special guests and spinning whatever tunes he wanted to play for listeners. The program ran on another L.A. station before landing at its current home at 95.5 KLOS.

 

Jones will release 'Lonely Boy' to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the release of 'Anarchy In The UK', and of his infamous confrontation on Bill Grundy's Today programme; the interview that ushered in the "Filth and the Fury" headlines that catapulted punk into the national consciousness in Britain.

 

 

 
TOBY JEPSON's Wayward Sons sign deal with Frontiers Music Srl Print E-mail
Thursday, 26 May 2016 16:28

TOBY JEPSON has been a busy man since the hugely successful Little Angels disbanded in 1994. His production wizardry has been in high demand, with acts such as The Virginmarys and The Answer calling on him to produce their albums. He has been instrumental in the rise of James Toseland's band, co-writing and producing two albums with the act who are a growing force on the live circuit and making serious waves in Europe and the US. Add to that several co-writing credits with Katie Melua and you have a great idea of the depth and quality of his songwriting. He has even managed to squeeze in a few solo EPs along the way to keep his faithful fanbase engaged and entertained.

 

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Now Frontiers Music Srl has announced that Toby Jepson is back doing what he is best known and loved for, and that his new band, Wayward Sons, has signed to the label, and will commence work on a new album imminently.

 

It is all about songs for Toby. He is not someone to do anything by halves, his heart and soul will be put into producing a record that will make him proud and that we are certain will be greeted with enthusiasm from his loyal fans and the wider rock audience across the world.

 

Toby commented: "I feel I have unfinished business, stories still left to tell, points to make, noise to create, all of the above... besides, it wasn't a choice, more of a need. My intention is very simple. I want to write about what makes me tick; about what I believe in. Hopefully you will believe in it too. It will be warts and all."

 

Expect the album in the first half of 2017.

 

Get more info at: https://www.facebook.com/waywardsonsbanduk/

 

 
ORANGE AMPLIFICATION welcomes new bass ambassadors Print E-mail
Thursday, 26 May 2016 16:23

ORANGE AMPLIFICATION has a long history of finely designed, high quality bass amps and cabinets used by their world class Ambassadors, including Geddy Lee (Rush), Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple), Brent Hinds (Mastodon) and John McVie (Fleetwood Mac).

 

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They are proud to announce a number of new high profile Ambassadors joining their roster:
 
Grammy nominated Wolf Alice’s Theo Ellis (Orange AD200B MK3 Head & OBC810 Cabinet) says "it’s one of the only bass cabs that works perfectly in cohesion with all my fuzz and drives."

 

Sergio Vega (AD200B MK3 Head & OBC810 Cabinet) of the Deftones explains "because of the way I attack the bass the AD200B is perfect."

 

Matt Dirito (OB1-500 Head & OBC410 Cabinet & Crush PiX CR50BXT Combo) of the larger than life Pop Evil was "blown away by the tone!" and "can’t believe the clarity, volume and overall punch of the amp."

 

Mika Hakki (OB1-500 Head & OBC810 Cabinet) of Swedish rockers Monolord explains "our music, being very low-tuned, slow and loud, needs amplifiers and cabinets that keep up with us. The OBC810 together with the OB1-500 really gives everything I want."

 

Jake Figueroa of Crobot commented, "the OB1 is a badass amp. Go to war with a battle stag of monstrous filthy tone or dial her back a bit for warm and crisp, clean runs. This amp is just as versatile as it is reliable. A work horse to the fullest extent."
 
And it’s not just rock bands appreciating the Orange bass amps and cabs.

 

Chuck Platt (AD200B MK3 Head) with punk band Good Riddance found "the overall tone I got was massive... I was surprised how easy it was to dial in for my sound."

 

Kelsey Gonzalez (OB1-500 Head & OBC410H Cabinet) with one of the hottest new names in rap music, Anderson Paak and the Free National, simply states "it’s that classic sound!"

 

Kelby Ray (OB1-500 Head & OBC810 Cabinet & Crush PiX CR100BXT Combo, AD200B MK3 Head) of country rockers The Cadillac Three feels "proud to bring the heavy lap steel and bass sounds... to life with Orange Amplification!"
 
Today, more and more contemporary bass players are plugging in and turning up Orange bass amps and cabs because they love the crisp, clean British tone, the really tight low-end, the massive punch, the versatile distortion and consistent performance.
 
Orange amps give bass players everything they need and nothing they don’t. Their great tone is a direct result of the ‘no bells and whistles’ design which gives the shortest possible signal path from bass to speaker. The wide choice of powerful cabinets is big on sound and can handle any size of gig, the studio or simple practice.

 

Check out the whole range at https://orangeamps.com/bass-gear/

 

 
Joey Jordison & Dragonforce's Fred Leclercq's SINSAENUM reveal album details Print E-mail
Thursday, 26 May 2016 16:20

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Frédéric Leclercq, virtuoso bassplayer of London-based power metallers DRAGONFORCE, and JOEY JORDISON, formerly of SLIPKNOT and currently of VIMIC, have revealed details of their collaboration on an exciting new project, SINSAENUM.
 
Having worked on some material that owed more to Death Metal than the Power Metal of his day job as far back as 1998, Fred had long been concocting a plan to put together an extreme metal project. Having secured the involvement of STÉPHANE BURIEZ, a French scene icon with LOUDBLAST for 30 years, it was only after an unexpected message from the US when things began to really take shape.
 
Fred explains: “Joey Jordison sent me an SMS to ask what I was up to, so I told him about those death metal songs.” After the former Slipknot drummer had heard the demos, he wanted to know whom Frédéric had recruited to beat the skins. As there was nobody yet, he eagerly suggested adding his own ferocious style. Joey also had the idea for the name SINSAENUM, a fitting combination of the words “sin” and “insane”.
 
When it came to choose a voice for the trio’s godless tunes, it actually ended up with two, the main criterion being “death metal with a clear enunciation.” The first was no other than ATTILA CSIHAR from Norwegian black metal legends MAYHEM and drone masters SUNNO))), another long-time acquaintance of Leclercq’s and Jordison’s, notorious for his many registers ranging from tortured screams to throat singing. Sean Zatorsky from NWoAHM titans DÅÅTH and CHIMAIRA became the other vocalist.
 
With another countryman of Frédéric’s – Heimoth, the brain of eclectic extremists SETH – completing the picture on bass, the material for SINSAENUM’s full-length was rounded off and perpetuated at different places.
 
The end result is titled 'Echoes of the Tortured' and was mixed in Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden, where Jens Bogren (Opeth, Kreator, Devin Townsend et al.) put the finishing touches to 21 tracks that are – in one word – expansive.
 
For a taste of what to expect, check out the video for first track, 'Army Of Chaos', HERE!

 

'Echoes Of The Tortured' will be released via EarMUSIC on July 29th.

 

Get more info at: http://www.facebook.com/Sinsaenum

 

 
Screw everything else, WATTS return with a new album ‘The Black Heart of Rock n Roll’ Print E-mail
Wednesday, 25 May 2016 19:24

Boston. Home to legendary household rock ’n’ roll names like J. Geils Band, Aerosmith, the Neighborhoods, the Real Kids, the Cars; and the city’s own namesake, Boston.

 

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Now, the legend gets even bigger when cocksure rockers/movers/shakers Watts return with their fourth full-length album. We’re sliding 10 brand new shots down the Rum Bar and into your ears. Featuring the made-for-radio leadoff single and video “Up All Night”, Watts takes you on a whirlwind wild ride from album opener, “The Black Heart of Rock n Roll” through arena-ready, guitar-heavy rockers “Strut (Like a Champ)” and “She’s So Electric”.

 

Track listing;

The Black Heart of Rock n Roll

Up All Night

She's So Electric

Strut (Like A Champ)

Bye & Bye

Stage Fright

Fast & Loose

Sunset

The B Side

Bring On the Lights

 

There’s a nod to the pop side with “Bye & Bye”, Toys in the Attic grit with “Stage Fright”, a bit of Keef twang in “Fast & Loose”, and ode to the the 45 “The B Side”, and closing out with the blistering, arena rock show stopper “Bring On The Lights”. For this release, Watts dives deep into their record collections for inspiration from the likes of AC/DC, Cheap Trick, KISS, Stones and a whole lot more. These tracks are packed with blazing dual guitars (John Blout/Dan Kopko), a heart-pounding wall of drums (Johnny Lynch), punk rock sensibility, Stones swagger, a backbeat of fist pumping bass-lines (Tim McCoy), and screaming lead vocals from all four members.

 

 

If you want the ROCK, you GOT the rock!!

 

https://watts.bandcamp.com/

 

 

 
Thrashers DEATH ANGEL premiere video for new track ‘Lost’ - watch here! Print E-mail
Wednesday, 25 May 2016 19:20

Thrash legends, Death Angel, will release their eighth studio album (which has already got a rave review here on UBER ROCK), worldwide on 27th May via Nuclear Blast.

 

Today, the band has released a music video for the track "Lost", here:

 

 

The clip was directed and edited by Tommy Jones for Videohammer Studios.

 

Vocalist Mark Osegueda comments:

 

"The song 'Lost' is very personal to me and I believe it will resonate with many. As one who has been fortunate enough to be raised In the San Francisco Bay Area (an extremely diverse region), I have made friends with people from every religion, race, sexual orientation, and genre of music fan! One thing that no one can escape, no matter what one's beliefs are, or how well you were raised, or educated, is that one point in your life that you felt apart, or alone.

 

"It is an awful and disparaging feeling. Some are fortunate enough to have only experienced a fleeting moment of that empty feeling. More often than not though, it's much longer than a fleeting moment, and time moves no slower than when stuck in that feeling. I myself am not immune to that human experience.

 

"I find the best release for me, and what makes me feel as though I belong / am doing something right / have a quality of life that is not measured by a monetary system, is creating music!

 

"This song is for and about all who have ever been trapped in that dark hole of your own mind. This is 'Lost'! You are not alone!"

 

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"When i first spoke to Mark about the lyrical context of the song, I realized that he was coming from 3 different mindsets, or 3 different narratives that would lead someone to feeling 'Lost'. So there was a challenge to represent these 3 scenarios into the video for the song. They were pretty heavy, current social topics in the form of religious extremism, a bad relationship riddled with drug and physical abuse, and cyber and school bullying. Each of these situations, could make a person feel 'Lost' as to what's right or what's wrong, or a sense of being trapped in a situation that in your mind you know is wrong, but being stuck in it, makes you feel 'Lost'. I also wanted the band to seem 'Lost' as if they were nowhere. So the setting of the video is that they are in complete never ending blackness.

 

"The rain was a necessity. With the power that Mark is belting out the lyrics 'rain down on me', it was a no brainier, I saw it in my head and needed to have him singing that last chorus in the rain. So we made it rain, yo!"

 

Receive "Father of Lies", "Hatred United / United Hate", "Cause For Alarm", "The Moth", "Lost" as instant grat tracks when you pre-order The Evil Divide via iTunes: http://bit.ly/DeathAngeliTunes

 

Alternatively, pre-order a physical copy here: Limited Edition Gatefold Double Etched White Vinyl at the NB UK Store: http://bit.ly/DeathAngelVinyl

 

Limited Edition CD+DVD: http://bit.ly/DeathAngelAmz

 

'The Evil Divide' was recorded at AudioHammer studios in Sanford, Florida with producer Jason Suecof (Trivium, Deicide), who previously worked on 2010's 'Relentless Retribution' and 2013's 'The Dream Calls For Blood'. Mastering duties were handled by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound in New York City. Artwork was created by Bob Tyrrell.

 

 
BLOODSTOCK confirms another batch of bands including KILL II THIS and VEKTOR Print E-mail
Wednesday, 25 May 2016 19:15

BLOODSTOCK festival is excited to announce another batch of bands for August’s event at Catton Park!

 

Regrouped Brit industrio-metallers, KILL II THIS join the main stage for a Saturday slot. Frontman, Mark Mynett says “BLOODSTOCK is one of the finest metal festivals there is; this year’s stunning line up says it all! So we are both delighted and honoured to be playing the Ronnie James Dio stage.” .

 

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Stepping into Friday’s special guest slot on the Sophie Lancaster Stage are Norway’s black jazzsters, SHINING. Singer Jørgen Munkeby comments, “Last time we played at BLOODSTOCK was one of the best and most exciting shows we’ve ever done. We’re so much looking forward to be back at the UK’s best metal festival again!”

 

Also landing Friday slots on the Sophie stage are Brit crust/grindcore monsters, FOETAL JUICE and British apocalyptic metal crew, ANTI CLONE. Tunisian symphonic prog metallers, MYRATH play the Sophie stage on Saturday, as do French avant-garde extremists, MISANTHROPE. Lastly, stepping into a Sunday Sophie slot are US progressive thrash beasts, VEKTOR.

 

The second wave of BLOODSTOCK club nights kicks off in June. Get along to one of the following local events for a chance to win BLOODSTOCK weekend tickets and BLOODSTOCK-related giveaways. Check with your local club for further details in case of changes and expect the unexpected! Events for June and July stack up as follows:

 

Wed 1st June - Nottingham - Bodega

Thu 2nd June - Bury - Blind Tiger

Sat 4th June - Stoke-on-Trent - Bunker 13

Thu 9th June - Manchester Rebellion Bar

Sat 18th June - Stoke-on-Trent - Bunker 13 (Rawkus)

Fri 24th June - Middlesbrough - SUMO

Fri 24th June - Reading - Face Bar

Fri 24th June - London Elektrowerkz

Fri 24th June - Glasgow - Cathouse

Fri 24th June - Ipswich - The Cock and Pye

Sat 25th June - Birmingham - Eddie’s Rock Club

Sat 25th June - Sheffield - Corporation

Thu 30th June - Exeter - Timepiece

Fri 1st July - Leicester - Firebug

Sat 2nd July - Doncaster - The Vintage Rock Bar

Sat 2nd July - Brighton - Envy

Sat 2nd July - Coventry - The Phoenix

Sat 2nd July - Stoke-on-Trent - Bunker 13

Fri 8th July - London - Electric Ballroom

Thu 14th July - Winsford - De Bees

Sat 16th July - Birmingham - The Asylum

Sat 23rd July - Burnley - Sanctuary Rock Bar

Thu 28th July - Sheffield Leadmill

Sat 30th July - Birmingham - Eddie’s Rock Club

Sat 30th July - Sheffield - Corporation

 

Already announced for 2016 are the three headliners, TWISTED SISTER (in their last ever UK show), MASTODON and SLAYER, plus special guests BEHEMOTH, GOJIRA and ANTHRAX. Also on the bill are FEAR FACTORY, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, SYMPHONY X, SATYRICON, PARADISE LOST, DRAGONFORCE, METAL ALLEGIANCE, STUCK MOJO, ROTTING CHRIST, MISERY LOVES CO, GHOST BATH, VENOM, UNEARTH, DIAMOND HEAD, GOATWHORE, ACID REIGN and many more. Additional bands are still to be announced.

 

Weekend tickets with camping, plus various VIP packages are available now, priced from £139 (+ booking fee) at Buy Tickets To Bloodstock RIGHT HERE

 

BLOODSTOCK will be held at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 11th-14th August 2016

 

 
SWEDISH DEATH CANDY are more than just a cool band name - watch their new video here! Print E-mail
Wednesday, 25 May 2016 19:12

Swedish Death Candy are a heavy psych four piece, with members from South Korea, Italy and the UK now settled upon their hometown of London, and whose finely honed sound is as influenced by classic songwriting and proto-hard rock as it is the reverb soaked guitars and hazy melody of their peers. Today they announce their signing to Hassle Records, Full Time Hobby’s rock sister label, known for a diversity of artists from Juliette Lewis to Lonely The Brave to 65 Days Of Static and Alexisonfire. Hassle will release an EP, “Liquorice”, on June 10th.

 

 

The EP’s lead track, “Living Your Life Away” is full of tumultuous ideas and nagging melodicism, accessible and simultaneously a sure sign of their ambitious talent as musicians. “Heavy On My Mind” follows in this vein by stepping up the distortion with all the off-kilter hallmarks of John Dwyer’s Coachwhips and Thee Oh Sees, alongside the stoned, low-end tones of Kyuss and Sleep. But it’s when EP closer, “So Long…”, which clocks in at 16 minutes, does not drag nor outstay its welcome that you realise you’re in the presence of something special. Saving it’s most melodic moments for those final few minutes, the song twists and turns across its writhing lifespan, making for a thrilling ride. Fans of Tame Impala and previous tour partners Yak will find much to enjoy here, but so will fans of Deep Purple, Pink Floyd and even Cream. The loose psych feel throughout “Liquorice” meets progressive passages and hooky, memorable riffs that show a songwriting maturity far beyond their young years.

 

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Already hailed by NME Radar, Wonderland, Classic Rock and The Line Of Best Fit, the band will play an EP launch show at Camden’s Black Heart on June 6th.

 

Limited £5 advance tickets available here: http://hyperurl.co/SDC_TheBlackHeart

 

Limited 12" Vinyl preorder and new merch available now via www.swedishdeathcandy.com

 

 
IGGY POP compares Tim Arnold to David Bowie and we have the video to prove it Print E-mail
Wednesday, 25 May 2016 19:07

Punk icon Iggy Pop has compared the music of unsigned UK solo artist Tim Arnold to that of David Bowie, Miles Davis and Chet Baker.

 

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Iggy made the comments after hearing the theme music Tim wrote for the new film Blood Orange, in which Iggy stars. He said, “They sent along a demo which Tim had done in a home studio. It had a noir, detective movie guitar riff that comes and goes, but mainly four notes of a very plaintive, simple saxophone theme, just four forlorn notes. It could have been an outtake from ‘Kind of Blue’ by Miles Davis, or maybe side-b of ‘Low’ by Bowie and [Brian] Eno. I liked it and they redid it with real musicians, which roughened it up. It reminded me a little of some things that Chet Baker did. I thought it was a real nice theme, effective for the film.”

 

 

Tim Arnold said, “It’s amazing that Iggy took the time to time to listen to my music, let alone compare it to David Bowie. I don’t know if he realised that apart from writing it, I performed and produced it too. As an artist, it’s really reinforced my self-belief.

 

"My band was signed to Sony records in the 90s, but they callously dropped us on the same day our debut album was released. At the time, I was devastated.”

 

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Tim has since released thirteen solo albums independently, but has never toured outside of the UK. However, thanks to Iggy giving the go ahead for Tim’s music to appear in Blood Orange, the London-based singer’s luck looks set to change.

 

Tim said, “I've just played my first show in Canada and I've been invited to perform at MIDEM in France on the day I release my new single 'Money Kills Love', which also features in Blood Orange. I am hoping to thank Iggy in person after my set at the Isle of Wight Festival.”

 

Asked what his plans are now, Tim said, "I've just finished recording my new album and am having meetings with record labels. I've loved putting my albums out on my own, but it would be lovely to work with a record company again."

 

 

‘Money Kills Love’ is released on 3rd June 2016, just before Blood Orange goes on general release at cinemas across the UK from 6th June.

 

Iggy Pop and Tim Arnold will both perform at the Isle of Wight Festival 2016 on the Main Stage and Hard Rock Stage, respectively, on Saturday, 11th June. Blood Orange will be screened at the festival on the same day.

 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/timarnoldmusic

Blood Orange - Website - http://bloodorangemovie.com/

Twitter: @timarnold

 

 
PERIPHERY stream new song 'The Price is Wrong' - listen here! Print E-mail
Wednesday, 25 May 2016 19:00

PERIPHERY have shared a first track from their 11-song album 'Periphery III: Select Difficulty' which is out July 22 via Century Media Records.

 

Check out the song 'The Price is Wrong' here:

 

 

“It’s like handing somebody a grenade,” guitar player Jake Bowen says of the song, which serves as the album opener. “It’s so in-your-face and brutal for us. It was a great way to start.”


 
“Every one of our albums has a nice long intro, and we were like, ‘Let’s kick this off with a drum fill and a pissed-off riff,’” laughs guitar player Misha Mansoor. “It’s something we haven’t done. It was fun.”

 

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Physical pre-order bundles for the new album are available now via: Impericon: smarturl.it/PERIPHERY-impericon (the light blue vinyl is limited to 200 copies)


'Periphery III: Select Difficulty' track listing:


1.    The Price is Wrong
2.    Motormouth
3.    Marigold
4.    The Way The News Goes…
5.    Remain Indoors
6.    Habitual Line-Stepper
7.    Flatline
8.    Absolomb
9.    Catch Fire
10. Prayer Position
11. Lune

 

For a chance to see Periphery live in Europe this Summer, please check out the tour dates below which include a performance at Download Festival on 12th June as well a special Master Class set prior to that in London on 8th June.

 

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June 8 (UK) London - Periphery Master Class at Bell Percussion
June 11 (AT) Nickelsdorf - Nova Rock Festival
June 12 (UK) Derby - Download Festival
 

www.facebook.com/peripheryband

 

 
ROBERT PLANT cancels Meltdown appearance as US court moves ‘Stairway’ hearing date Print E-mail
Wednesday, 25 May 2016 18:58

It’s with great disappointment that Robert Plant must cancel his appearance at this year’s Meltdown Festival.

 

Robert Plant

 

Robert is a defendant in a court case in LA which was due to take place May 10th. Through court rearrangements, the hearing has been moved to June 14th.

 

Robert has been proud to contribute towards the British Red Cross/Refugee awareness campaign through his participation on the Long Rd EP.

 

The Elbow song "Blanket of Night" is a spellbinding and remarkable succinct piece of music.

 

Robert has been enthusiastic to help in any way to the increased awareness and support of so many powerless and distraught peoples. Therefore the opportunity afforded at Guy Garvey’s Meltdown was an event that Robert was passionately drawn to.

 

http://www.robertplant.com/

 

 
ASKING ALEXANDRIA unveil video for ‘Here I Am’ as they plan return to UK stages Print E-mail
Wednesday, 25 May 2016 18:51

Just two weeks ahead of their return to the UK to perform at this year’s Kerrang! Awards, chart topping Brit Metal sensation ASKING ALEXANDRIA have unveiled a brand new, official music video.

 

AA Band

 

ASKING ALEXANDRIA have always delivered a poignant message via their music videos and 'Here I Am' is no exception to that fact, showing the band delving deeper into 'The Black'. This captivating new video can be viewed here:

 

 

The band will play this year’s Kerrang! Awards alongside A Day To Remember which takes place at The Troxy in London on June 9th. Tickets are available here.

 

The band are also set to make their debut at Reading & Leeds festivals this August, headlining The Pit stage. As well as the festival appearances, two intimate warm up shows are scheduled, for which a handful of extra tickets have been released, with 50 extra now available for Southampton and 60 for London.

 

AA Poster

 

ASKING ALEXANDRIA LIVE IN THE UK IN AUGUST

 

15th August         Southampton     Engine Rooms

16th August         London               Koko

26th August         Reading Festival Reading

27th August         Leeds Festival     Leeds

 

Tickets available at www.livenation.co.uk  www.ticketmaster.co.uk 

 

ASKING ALEXANDRIA’s fourth studio album, ‘The Black’, is out now via Sumerian Records.

 

www.askingalexandria.com

 

 
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