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7 Jul 2014

PROTEST THE HERO ANNOUNCE UK/EUROPEAN TOUR DATES FOR NOV/DEC 2014…

Protest The Hero will end their tour cycle for their album Volition with an UK/European tour November 14th through December 13th. This will be the band’s third tour of the UK and Europe since the release of Volition in October 2013.

Support acts on this run will be The Faceless and The Contortionist. An opening act will also be added. In August, the band will release a video for the track Mist.

PROTEST THE HERO ANNOUNCE UK/EUROPEAN TOUR DATES FOR NOV/DEC 2014…

Support acts on this run will be The Faceless and The Contortionist. An opening act will also be added. In August, the band will release a video for the track Mist.

Dates for the fall tour are:
14.11.14- Leipzig, Germany- Conne Island
15.11.14- Pilsen, Czech Rep- Pod Lampou
16.11.14- Berlin, Germany- Lido
17.11.14- Off
18.11.14- Oslo, Norway- John Dee/ Rockefeller
19.11.14- Gothenburg, Sweden- Sticky Fingers
20.11.14- Aarhus, Denmark- Voxhall
21.11.14- Enschede, Holland- Atak
22.11.14- Koln, Germany- Essigfabrik
23.11.14- Off
24.11.14- Antwerpen, Belgium- Trix
25.11.14- Southampton, UK- Mo Club
26.11.14- Manchester, UK- Academy 2
27.11.14- Off
28.11.14- Dublin, Ireland- Voodoo Lounge
29.11.14- Belfast, North Ireland- Limelight 2
30.11.14- Wolverhampton, UK- Wulfrun Hall
1.12.14- Edinburgh, Scotland- Studio 24
2.12.14-London, UK- Koko
3.12.14- Off
4.12.14- Paris, France-Trabendo
5.12.14- Karlsruhe, Germany-Substage
6.12.14- Milano, Italy- Live Forum
7.12.14- Rome, Italy- Traffic Club
8.12.14- Munchen, Germany- Backstage
9.12.14- Wien, Austria- Arena
10.12.14- Geneve, Switzerland – L’Usine
11.12.14- Off
12.12.14- Winterthur, Switzerland- Gaswerk Kulturzentrum
13.12.14- Lyon, France- Warmaudio

3 Jul 2014

GODSMACK announce new studio album "1000hp"

Multi-platinum US rockers move into the fast lane for sixth studio album, ‘1000hp’, set for international release via Spinefarm Records on September 1st 2014
GODSMACK announce new studio album "1000hp"

FEW BANDS have so consistently and successfully championed the cause of hard rock as Godsmack.

Since the release of their self-titled debut (1998), the Boston quartet – Sully Erna (lead vocals / guitar), Shannon Larkin (drums), Robbie Merrill (bass) & Tony Rombola (lead guitar) – have notched up a remarkable set of facts ‘n’ stats in the US and beyond: these include 4 Grammy nominations, 4 Platinum Awards, 20 million records sold, 3 consecutive US #1 albums, unmatched airplay records at radio, and many more…

Now, in 2014, The ’Smack are back with both a new single– ‘1000hp’, a #1 debut on the US iTunes Rock Chart – plus a rekindled desire to take their signature sound to the international arena, with the single a potent point of attack… Listen to the ‘1000hp’ single below.

“I think you can hear a real hunger in the sound,” says Erna. “We’re all pretty fired up at the moment, and that extends to taking our music overseas. It’s time to give some real focus to our touring activities outside of North America, and we think this new single will make our intentions clear. It’s one for the fans, and that means our fans everywhere…”

Taken from the forthcoming album of the same name, the follow-up to 2010’s ‘The Oracle’ (one of the aforementioned chart-toppers), ‘1000hp’ sees Godsmack in fifth gear right from the start – a raw, thrashy, punked-up call-to-arms that documents the band’s journey from the Boston clubs, promoting a debut album recorded over a weekend for $2600, to the arenas of the world.

That first outing was subsequently picked up by Republic Records/Universal and has now sold in excess of 5 million copies, but it’s the backs-to-the-wall struggle of the early days that Godsmack sought to tap into for ‘1000hp’, single and album alike…

“Yeah, we made a conscious decision to go back to the streets of Boston for this one,” reflects Erna. “It doesn’t just capture the spirit of the city. It’s GODSMACK!”

“It’s a kick-ass rock tune from what I feel is our most kickass record!” says Larkin about the single, which leads off the album. “There’s a punk edge and a different energy.”

Produced & mixed by Dave Fortnam (Slipknot, Evanescene, etc.) working closely with Erna, ‘1000hp’ (the album) was recorded in Godsmack’s new HQ just 30 minutes from the heart of Boston, and the band’s calling-card weight, groove, power and spiritual tone are in evidence throughout, tempered here an’ there by more reflective moments, and – in certain cases – something of a new drift.

But it’s ‘1000hp’, the single, that sets the tone for the record (10 tracks, plus bonus cut ‘Life Is Good’), with its “bad ass” ’65 Chevelle engine bursts and “turn that sh*t up louder!” refrain, and it must surely feature in the live set when the band hit the road for the US ‘Uproar Festival’ tour this August.

In the past, the four have appeared at a host of major events (Ozzfest, Mayhem, etc.), and toured alongside some of rock’s foremost legends, the likes of Black Sabbath and Metallica; now it’s time for Godsmack to build their story on a truly global scale, with European dates already being discussed.

“We’ve had some great experiences playing overseas in the past,” concludes Erna, “and we can’t wait to return to the roads of Europe and beyond. The new single looks back to our earliest days as a band, when we were starting to build a following, so our history is all about growing the Godsmack name through hard work and hard touring. We’re ready to show everyone what Godsmack stands for!”

In the meantime, “turn that sh*t up louder!” seems as good advice as any.

www.godsmack.com
www.facebook.com/Godsmack
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2 Jul 2014

ELECTRIC WIZARD UNVEIL ‘TIME TO DIE’ AS TITLE OF FORTHCOMING STUDIO ALBUM

+ OFFICIAL ARTWORK REVEALED
ELECTRIC WIZARD UNVEIL ‘TIME TO DIE’ AS TITLE OF FORTHCOMING STUDIO ALBUM

Electric Wizard have today announced ‘TIME TO DIE’ as the title of their forthcoming studio album; ‘TIME TO DIE’ is the eighth full-length offering from the masters of aural punishment, and is testament to the fact that Electric ‘fucking’ Wizard continue to be the most uncompromisingly heavy, genuinely twisted and evil band in the world.

This will be their first album release since signing a worldwide deal with Spinefarm Records.

Says EW founding member, Jus Oborn:-

“All of our albums in the past have had a theme – revenge, drugs, black magick – and the theme of this one is death. Of course, death to us really means rebirth, so this album is a manifestation of a very primal occult belief in the final sacrifice. We have gone full circle – it was inevitable, but we had to do it. We had to kill the band so we could be reborn. It was the only way to ensure we could come back even stronger.”

The artwork, once again created by Oborn, is an extension of the theme; this is further solidified by the LP gatefold image, to be revealed at a later date.

Electric Wizard, who have just played at Hellfest in France, have the following festival appearances lined up for 2014, with more shows to be added:-

July 3rd Roskilde Festival, Roskilde, Denmark (Arena Stage)
July 4th Sonisphere, Knebworth Park, UK (stage headline)
Aug 16th Jabberwocky, The Excel Centre, London, UK
Sep 12th Reverence Valada, Portugal (headline with Hawkwind)
Oct 10th – 12th Desertfest, Antwerp, Belgium

ELECTRIC WIZARD are here for REVENGE.....BE AFRAID.....

26 Jun 2014

KOBRA AND THE LOTUS reveal brand new video for 'SOLDIER'

NEW ALBUM ‘HIGH PRIESTESS’ NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS

CONFIRMED AS SUPPORT FOR KISS/DEF LEPPARD ON KISS’
40TH ANNIVERSARY US TOUR THIS SUMMER

Video below!

KOBRA AND THE LOTUS reveal brand new video for 'SOLDIER'

Explosive hard rockers Kobra And The Lotus have revealed a warsome (get it?!) official video for ‘Soldier’ – the second track to be revealed from their forthcoming studio album, HIGH PRIESTESS; the video for ‘Soldier’ can be viewed below

In addition, KATL have been confirmed as support for legendary bands KISS and Def Leppard this summer on KISS’ massive 40 Anniversary North American tour. The band takes to the road in support of their new album, HIGH PRIESTESS, due out in the UK on September 29th via Spinefarm Records, and available to pre-order now.

Produced by the Grammy-nominated Johnny K (Megadeth, Disturbed, Three Doors Down), HIGH PRIESTESS delivers a blend of fiery vocals (courtesy of lead singer, Kobra Paige), heavy riff-laden melodies and ferocious musicianship.

Pre-order HIGH PRIESTESS at the following links:-

iTunes
Amazon

Led by frontwoman, the classically-trained vocal powerhouse, Kobra Paige, Kobra And The Lotus have been making a name for themselves worldwide with extensive touring plus a well-received previous album (KOBRA AND THE LOTUS). The band have already played the main stage at such massive European festivals as the UK’s Download, Sonisphere (Spain), Hellfest (France), Gods Of Metal (Italy), Bloodstock (UK) and more. They have also supported the likes of Judas Priest on tour.

Of Kobra And The Lotus, Classic Rock Magazine avowed, “Kobra And The Lotus are a fire-breathing, heavy metal bombshell…”

www.kobraandthelotus.com

17 Jun 2014

MICHAEL MONROE accepts 'Inspiration' Award at the Metal Hammer 'Golden Gods'

MICHAEL MONROE accepts 'Inspiration' Award at the 12th annual Metal Hammer 'Golden Gods' in London on behalf of Hanoi Rocks

MICHAEL MONROE accepts 'Inspiration' Award at the Metal Hammer 'Golden Gods'

Michael Monroe, one of rock ‘n’ roll’s most iconic frontman, was presented with the coveted ‘Inspiration’ Award at Metal Hammer’s annual ‘Golden Gods’ event, held last night – June 16th – at Indigo (at the O2 Arena) in London; he accepted the Award on behalf of legendary Finnish outfit, Hanoi Rocks.

Monroe first came to fame as frontman of the ground-breaking group, renowned for their strong song-writing, flamboyant image (onstage and off), explosive live performances and punk spirit; over the years, Hanoi Rocks have come to be recognised as a huge influence on the more colourful / abandoned side of rock, with many of the genre’s biggest names citing them as a prime source of inspiration.

It was fitting that Monroe – currently leading his own band of hand-picked players – should be invited to London to collect the Award (“one of the most prestigious of the evening, only given to those whose role in our world will continue to influence for years to come”); not only is original Hanoi Rocks bassist, Sami Yaffa, still a part of Monroe’s live and recording band, but his touring set continues to feature choice moments from the revered Hanoi catalogue…

Monroe: “It’s really nice to know that, we, Hanoi Rocks continue to have a positive impact on the rock’n’roll scene of today. This award is a great honour and truly appreciated. So, on behalf of Razzle, whose great spirit still lives on, Gyp Casino, Nasty Suicide, Andy McCoy, Sami Yaffa and myself - thank you!”

Monroe is currently playing the European festival circuit with his own band, performing extensively throughout the summer. His current album, ‘Horns And Halos’, is available now via Spinefarm Records.

www.michaelmonroe.com
www.facebook.com/michaelmonroeofficial

3 Jun 2014

DECADE ANNOUNCED AS MAIN SUPPORT TO LOWER THAN ATLANTIS ON JULY UK TOUR + HEADLINE DATES

DECADE have been revealed as main support to Lower Than Atlantis on their July run of intimate shows up and down the UK.

The announcement was made by Radio 1 dj, Zane Lowe, and follows the success of Decade’s recent (and first ever) headline tour last month.

DECADE ANNOUNCED AS MAIN SUPPORT TO LOWER THAN ATLANTIS ON JULY UK TOUR + HEADLINE DATES

Says Alex Sears, Decade frontman;

“We're so happy to be going on tour with LTA! We've always been big fans of their music since the days of the Bretton EP and Far Q and I've always hoped that we'd one day get to tour with them. Really looking forward to (hopefully) hearing their new stuff live too. It's gonna be a sweet tour!”

Furthermore, Decade are confirmed to play two additional headline shows, in Liverpool and Leeds, between their appearances with LTA.

 

July tour dates as follows:-

14th – O2 Academy / Liverpool (headline)

15th – Tunnels / Aberdeen

16th – King Tut’s / Glasgow

17th – Cluny / Newcastle

18th – Fibbers / York 

19th – Leeds / Cockpit (headline)

20th – Deaf Institute / Manchester

21st – Fruit / Hull

22nd – Rock City Basement / Nottingham

23rd – Sugarmill / Stoke

24th – Temple / Birmingham

25th – Guildhall / Gloucester

27th – Clwb Ifor Bach /  Cardiff

28th – Fleece / Bristol

29th – Wedgewood Rooms / Portsmouth

30th – Epic Studio 3 / Norwich

31st – Dingwalls / London

  

Tickets available now: http://www.ents24.com/uk/tour-dates/lower-than-atlantis

  

Check out Decade’s current video for ‘Coffin’, taken from debut album, ‘Good Luck’. This official live clip was filmed during the band’s recent tour with Mayday Parade in January this year, and sees the five playing to crowds all over the UK!

 

WATCH ‘COFFIN’ HERE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-x9hsdxs_M

 

The band will also be appearing at a host of UK summer festivals, including 2000 Trees, Nass & Boardmasters.

  

DECADE’s debut album, ‘Good Luck’, is available now via Spinefarm Records.

 

Purchase ‘Good Luck’ here:

iTunes: http://po.st/sq0iVj

Amazon (signed Amazon Exclusive):  http://po.st/6JPhIi

28 May 2014

THE TREATMENT REVEAL NEW SINGLE/VIDEO + NEW SHOWS

New single 'Running With The Dogs' unleashed and headline shows in Belfast + Dublin, plus major UK & European festival appearances this summer announced

The Treatment have revealed an official video for ‘Running With The Dogs’ – the band’s forthcoming digital single; set for release on June 9th, the single also includes three bonus acoustic tracks, previously unreleased. Check out the video here: http://www.vevo.com/watch/the-treatment/running-with-the-dogs/GBUV71400419

 

THE TREATMENT REVEAL NEW SINGLE/VIDEO + NEW SHOWS

The clip in question was filmed by SikTh frontman MikeeGoodman during the band’s last bout of on-the-road activity, which saw them guesting with Airbourne as well as playing headline shows.

In addition to this,a major run of dates for June has been confirmed, including headline shows in the UK, Ireland & France, plus festival appearances across the European mainland.

The headline dates see the Cambridge band returning to Belfast & Dublin on June 17/18th respectively, followed by an outing in France (Paris, June 28th), whilst the festivals include Rock Am Ring / Rock Im Park (Germany), Download (UK, for the second time), Rock The Ring (Switzerland) and Graspop (Belgium).

 The full list of dates is as follows:-

Jun 05 - 08          Rock Am Ring – Nurburgring, Eifel, Germany (date tbc)

Jun 06 - 09           Rock Im Park – Nurnberg, Zeppelinfeld, Germany (date tbc)

Jun 10            Posthof, Linz, Austria – w/Alter Bridge                 

Jun 11            Petofi Hall, Budapest, Hungary – w/Alter Bridge               

Jun 12            Impact Festival, Łódź, Poland – w/Aerosmith

Jun 14            Stone Rock Festival, Dalfsen, Netherlands   

Jun 15            Download Festival, Castle Donington, UK

Jun 17            Limelight 2, Belfast, UK

Jun 18            Academy 2, Dublin, Ireland

Jun 22            Rock The Ring, Hinwil, Switzerland – w/ZZ Top

Jun 24            Pratteln, Switzerland – w/Buckcherry

Jun 25            Fiera Milano, Italy - w/Aerosmith, Alter Bridge 

Jun 27            GraspopFestival, Dessel, Belgium – w/Avenged Sevenfold

Jun 28            Bus Palladium, Paris, France

Sept 6            Raismes Festival, France

 

“It’s definitely going to be a busy and exciting June for The Treatment,” says frontman Matt Jones. “It’s great that we’re returning to Download – our first time there was in 2012, and of course we’re all very aware of the incredible history of the event. The Irish headline dates are going to be a lot of fun too, and of course the German festivals are massive affairs! We’ve already shared stages with true rock legends like Kiss & Motley Crue, and now we can add other names to that list – the likes of Aerosmith & ZZ Top. Yep, good times ahead!”

Tickets for Download 2014 are available here: www.downloadfestival.co.uk/tickets

Running With The Dogs’, the album, is available now through Spinefarm Records at the following links:-

Amazon (deluxe): http://po.st/JbfuBZ

Amazon (standard):  http://po.st/kEc2Yu

iTunes: http://po.st/sifyei

 

The Treatment on Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheTreatmentOfficial

The Treatment on Twitter: www.twitter.com/TheTreatmentUK

27 May 2014

The Cadillac Three announce one-off headline show

Wild-eyed Nashville rockers announce one-off headline show at The Lexington, London, for July 7th

The Cadillac Three – the three-piece band, born an’ raised in Nashville, who have been described as “blending distorted lap-steel with Pantera riffs and outlaw song-writing” – have confirmed an intimate one-off headline show at The Lexington, London, on July 7th, following their scheduled appearance at the Sonisphere festival (UK).

The Cadillac Three announce one-off headline show

Tickets are available here: http://www.kililive.com/artists/the-cadillac-three

The band have recently been in the studio recording a full-blooded cover of Mötley Crüe’s ‘Live Wire’ for the forthcoming ‘Nashville Outlaws’ album – a tribute to Mötley Crüe involving TC3’s US Big Machine label, plus The Crüe camp itself.

In addition, TC3 are confirmed to play Planet Rockstock ’14; this three-day festival takes place from December 5 - 7 at Park Dean Holiday Park, Trecco Bay, Porthcawl, Wales.

Says TC3 vocalist/guitarist Jaren Johnston: “We can't wait to get back across the pond! The first two trips were some of the best times of our lives. We look forward to playing Planet Rockstock, as well as Sonisphere and our upcoming headline tour. Hide your women and your cold beer... The Cadillac Three are coming back to the UK!”

 

Tickets for Planet Rockstock are available here: www.planetrock.com/events/planet-rock-live/planet-rockstock-2014

 

Meanwhile, TC3 have re-issued their debut album, ‘Tennessee Mojo’, via Spinefarm Records.

This new 14-song version comes complete with two bonus tracks (including ‘The South’, performed on US TV show ‘Nashville’) and extra packaging; a new double A-side single from the album, ‘White Lightning’ / ‘Back It Up’, will be released to coincide with the Sonisphere appearance (July 6th).

Other dates to be announced soon. 

15 May 2014

THE CADILLAC THREE: Planet Rockstock + Debut Album Reissue

Wild-eyed Nashville rockers announced to play this year’s Planet Rockstock + Debut album, ‘TENNESSEE MOJO’, now re-issued via Spinefarm Records with bonus material & extra packaging

The Cadillac Three – the three-piece band, born an’ raised in Nashville, who have been described as “blending distorted lap-steel with Pantera riffs and outlaw song-writing” – are confirmed to play Planet Rockstock ’14; this three-day festival takes place from December 5 - 7 at Park Dean Holiday Park, Trecco Bay, Porthcawl, Wales.

THE CADILLAC THREE: Planet Rockstock + Debut Album Reissue

Says TC3 vocalist/guitarist Jaren Johnston: “We can't wait to get back across the pond! The first two trips were some of the best times of our lives. We look forward to playing Planet Rockstock, as well as Sonisphere and our upcoming headline tour. Hide your women and your cold beer... The Cadillac Three are coming back to the UK!

Tickets for Planet Rockstock are available here: www.planetrock.com/events/planet-rock-live/planet-rockstock-2014

In addition to this, TC3 have re-issued their debut album, ‘Tennessee Mojo’, via Spinefarm Records.

 This new 14-song version comes complete with two bonus tracks (including ‘The South’, recently performed on US TV show ‘Nashville’) and extra packaging; a new double A-side single from the album, ‘White Lightning’ / ‘Back It Up’, will be released to coincide with the band’s confirmed appearance at this year’s Sonisphere festival (July 6th).

 

Other dates to be announced soon.

 

For more information on THE CADILLAC THREE please contact Lailah O’Donnell:

Lailah.odonnell@umusic.com / 0207 550 7516

 

 

 

13 May 2014

DECADE reveal live video for 'Coffin' + UK Tour

FILMED during their recent tour with Mayday Parade back in January this year, this official live video captures the band playing to crowds up and down the UK!
DECADE reveal live video for 'Coffin' + UK Tour

WATCH ‘COFFIN’ HERE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-x9hsdxs_M

Since this run of dates, the band have announced that they will play their own (and first ever) run of headline shows, taking along Irish Alt-Rockers Only Rivals and punk quartet Brawlers as support.

Proceedings kick offwith a hometown show at MolesBath, on May 17th .

Comments Alex SearsDECADE frontman:-

“We're especially excited about this tour, as we'll be playing the entirety of ‘Good Luck’ live for the first time, as well as a few oldies. Joe reckons he's going to stage dive at every show too, so that alone is worth coming down to see...”

Saturday 17th May – The Nest, Bath

Sunday 18th May – Barfly, London

Monday 19th May – Epic Studios 3, Norwich

Tuesday 20th May – King Tuts, Glasgow

Wednesday 21st May – O2 Academy2, Newcastle

Thursday 22nd May – Sound Control, Manchester 

 

Tickets available now: http://po.st/JkxU4J

 

The band will also be appearing at a whole host of UK summer festivals including 2000 Trees, Nass, Boardmasters and all five dates of Slam Dunk’s UK run.

 

DECADE’s debut album, ‘Good Luck’ is available now via Spinefarm Records.

 

Purchase ‘Good Luck’ here:

iTunes: http://po.st/sq0iVj

Amazon (signed Amazon Exclusive):  http://po.st/6JPhIi

 

www.decadeofficial.com

www.twitter.com/decadeofficial 

www.facebook.com/decadeofficial

 

Contact Lailah O’Donnell for further info - Lailah.odonnell@umusic.com / 0207 550 7516

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