2013 was a landmark year for Voodoo Six.
Not only did they release a new album ‘Songs To Invade Countries To’, critical consensus being that they’ve raised themselves to another level with this album, but they’ve been main support on arguably the tour of the year, the legendary Iron Maiden’s ‘Maiden England’ European jaunt.
28 shows in 18 countries in arenas, stadiums and festivals, playing to an estimated 300,000 people, including ending the tour at a sold out O2 Arena in their hometown of London.
The new album STICT is the follow up to their 2010 album ‘Fluke?’, which was released through Classic Rock magazine’s Powerage Records and mixed by uber studio engineer Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Aerosmith, Metallica, Jimmy Page), boasting the talent of brand new vocalist and front man Luke Purdie.
Songs To Invade Countries To consists of 11 tracks mixed by Tony Newton & Pedro Ferreira (The Darkness, Enter Shikari, Therapy?) and mastered by Ade Emsley (Iron Maiden, Steve Harris).
The album was recorded & mixed at Steve Harris’ Barnyard Studio UK and released worldwide on May 27th on Spinefarm/Universal, the same date V6 started their mammoth European trek with Iron Maiden.
The Iron Maiden tour came at the perfect time for the band, having just completed what they felt was their strongest album yet.
Iron Maiden founder and bassist Steve Harris commented: “I’ve been keeping an eye on Voodoo Six for a while now and they’ve produced a cracking new album with real promise. It’s great to support true British up and coming talent such as theirs and it’ll be a pleasure to have them out with us on tour.”
Voodoo Six vocalist Luke Purdie added: “This is a huge deal for us and an amazing opportunity to support arguably the most iconic band in metal history. We came up with the album title ‘Songs To Invade Countries To’ ages ago since we’ve been wanting to get our music across to European shores for a long time – but it’s been made a reality now that we’ve been chosen to support Iron Maiden on these dates. It’s going to be a very exciting year!”
Voodoo Six founding member Tony Newton commented after the tour: “It’s been such an amazing experience, the reception each night has been simply overwhelming. Maiden and their crew have treated us so well. This tour has become the best and most exciting time of our lives so far. We were absolutely thrilled to be added to the London show, having been so busy constantly touring all of Europe, it was a great feeling to give the UK a chance to see what we’ve been up to.”
The band’s plans for 2014 include a comprehensive UK tour, following successful shows last year at London’s Garage and Underworld and selected venues around the country, and a major invasion of Europe and beyond to revisit the territories they encountered on the Maiden tour, and some new ones not yet visited.
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