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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.

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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.

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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

8 May 2014

BROTHER FIRETRIBE MAKE THEIR BRAND NEW ALBUM ‘DIAMOND IN THE FIREPIT’ AVAILABLE TO STREAM IN CELEBRATION OF ITS OFFICIAL RELEASE VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS

BROTHER FIRETRIBE – the melodic rock maestros from Finland featuring Nightwish guitarist Emppu Vuorinen – have made their third studio album, ‘Diamond In The Firepit’; available to stream via the official Spinefarm Records Soundcloud page.

Listen to ‘Diamond In The Firepit’  in full here: https://soundcloud.com/spinefarmrecords/sets/brother-firetribe-diamond-in-the-firepit/s-BoS2a

BROTHER FIRETRIBE MAKE THEIR BRAND NEW ALBUM ‘DIAMOND IN THE FIREPIT’ AVAILABLE TO STREAM IN CELEBRATION OF ITS OFFICIAL RELEASE VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS

Diamond In The Firepit’ is the band’s first full-length release since ‘Heart Full Of Fire’ (2008), a gold record in their native Finland; the BFT catalogue is completed by debut album, ‘Breakout’ (2006), plus the ‘Live At Apollo’ DVD (2010).

Diamond in the Firepit Track Listing:

01. Intro

02. Love's Not Enough

03. Far Away from Love

04. For Better or for Worse

05. Desperately

06. Edge Of Forever

07. Hanging by a Thread

08. Trail of Tears

09. Winner Takes It All

10. Tired of Dreaming

11. Reality Bites

12. Close To the Bone

Links to buy:

iTunes -  http://po.st/LuFKoK 

Amazon CD - http://po.st/jkagbf

Amazon Vinyl - http://po.st/EsUWA4

On the live front, BFT will be bringing their ‘freeway anthems’ to British shores for the first time this year, having confirmed an appearance at ‘Firefest’ (Rock City, Nottingham) on October 26th. UK headline dates are also in discussion.

For More Info Visit:

https://www.facebook.com/brotherfiretribeofficial

http://spinefarmrecords.com/fin/

1 May 2014

SEETHER SET TO DELIVER ISOLATE AND MEDICATE ON JUNE 30th, 2014

Rock Radio Champs Premiere First Single “Words As Weapons” Here

SEETHER SET TO DELIVER ISOLATE AND MEDICATE  ON JUNE 30th, 2014

Multi-platinum alternative rock trio Seether will release their highly anticipated, sixth studio album Isolate And Medicate on June 30th, 2014 via The Bicycle Music Company/Concord Music Group / Spinefarm Records. The band has again teamed with ace producer Brendan O’Brien (Springsteen, Pearl Jam) to deliver the most poignant, passionate, and powerful record of their career. Having racked up seventeen Top 5 multi-format hits including eleven #1 singles, Seether, Billboard’s 2011 Active Rock Artist of the Year, is gearing up for another long, prolific run on the nation’s airwaves. The album’s ferocious first single “Words As Weapons” premieres today and is available for free download on the band’s website.

Coming off 2011’s highly successful Holding Onto Strings Better Left to Fray (and it’s #2 Billboard chart debut) the band felt unusually restless. Long considered one of alternative rock’s most formidable units, Seether knew it was time for a change. In order to limit the distractions, front man Shaun Morgan began construction on a musical refuge in his New Hampshire home. “I actually built a room that I could write in,” he recalls. “I personally pulled out the carpet, put in wood flooring, decorated, and painted. After getting off the road, it was a process of preparation to get the environment just right. I made a place that I felt comfortable and creative in. I was able to be safe and isolated, concentrating on writing music instead of dealing with the distractions that come with daily life.”

Morgan emerged with a collection of fleshed-out ideas that the musicians honed during rehearsals together in drummer John Humphrey’s native Oklahoma. By the time they assembled with O’Brien to record the album at Hollywood’s Henson Studios in January 2014, their vision and determination had clearly come into focus. Isolate And Medicate was tracked in just sixteen days.

Since their formation in 1999, Seether (Shaun Morgan - Vocals/Guitar, Dale Stewart - Bass/Vocals, and John Humphrey - Drums) has become one of the most successful bands in the world. The hard-rocking trio, originally from Pretoria, South Africa, has released seven albums, two of which that have gone Platinum and two more that are certified Gold. In addition, their live concert DVD has sold over 500,000 units bringing Seether’s worldwide sales to 4.5 million. The consistent hit makers have enjoyed massive support at rock radio with singles sales topping seven million, a level of success few artists working today can match. Meanwhile, the relentlessly hardworking outfit averages 120 performances a year, crisscrossing the globe, emerging into headlining mainstays and featured performers on many of the world's biggest rock festivals.

As they get ready for the release of Isolate And Medicate, Seether are currently on the road for a string of headlining and festival dates including their own upcoming Rise Above Fest featuring Avenged Sevenfold, Hellyeah, Black Stone Cherry, and others. The second show in this now annual event takes place at Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor, ME on Saturday, May 10th and benefits SAVE (Suicide Awareness Voices of Education), one of the leading national not-for-profit organizations dedicated to raising awareness and educating the public in order to SAVE lives.

Isolate And Medicate track list:

1. See You At The Bottom
2. Same Damn Life
3. Words As Weapons
4. My Disaster
5. Crash
6. Suffer It All
7. Watch Me Drown
8. Nobody Praying For Me
9. Keep The Dogs At Bay
10. Save Today

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Seether – European Dates

07.06.2014 Transylvania (RO) Blaj Alive Festival FESTIVAL
08.06.2014 Nurburgring (DE) Rock AM Ring FESTIVAL
09.06.2014 Nuremberg (DE) Rock IM Ring FESTIVAL
10.06.2014 Dresden (DE) Beatpol 12.06.2014 Interlaken (CH) Greenfield Festival FESTIVAL
13.06.2014 Nickelsdorf (AT) Novarock Festival FESTIVAL
15.06.2014 Donnington (GB) Download Festival FESTIVAL 17.06.2014 Vaureal (FR) Le Forum 18.06.2014 Strasbourg (FR) La Laitere 19.06.2014 Cisano Bergamasco (IT) Senza Far Rumore Festival FESTIVAL 22.06.2014 Clisson (FR) Hellfest FESTIVAL
24.06.2014 Haarlem (NL) Patronaat 25.06.2014 Hannover (DE) Musikzentrum
27.06.2014 Dessel (BE) Graspop Festival FESTIVAL

17 Apr 2014

ELECTRIC WIZARD FORGE WORLDWIDE ALLIANCE WITH SPINEFARM RECORDS

ELECTRIC WIZARD FORGE WORLDWIDE ALLIANCE WITH SPINEFARM RECORDS

NEW LP SET FOR RELEASE VIA SPINEFARM, IN LEAGUE WITH THE BAND'S 'WITCHFINDER RECORDS' IMPRINT

ELECTRIC WIZARD FORGE WORLDWIDE ALLIANCE WITH SPINEFARM RECORDS

Visually intoxicating, uncompromisingly heavy and revered for making music and lifestyle one, Electric Wizard have completed work on their new studio album, title to be confirmed; the album will be the band's first release through Spinefarm Records.

Formed by vocalist / guitarist Jus Oborn in 1993, Electric Wizard (based in the UK's South-West) have thus far released seven studio albums – an increasingly influential body of work recorded on vintage analogue gear with as little technology as possible intruding on the signal ("Protools is for pussies!").

Result: some of the heaviest, dirtiest, most evil-sounding audio ever put to tape, and more importantly to vinyl, with both 'Come My Fanatics.' (1997) and 'Dopethrone' (2000) being lauded as landmark releases.

A cultural as well as a musical force, Electric Wizard have left an indelible mark on a host of different genres, the likes of doom, stoner and sludge; at heart, however, they stand as an iconic British metal band, cast in the great tradition, with lyrics and artwork reflecting the hypnotic weight of the music, and subject to the same intelligence and detail.

Wreathed in occult ritual and drug-culture references, with classic '70s horror an inspirational seam, Electric Wizard are poised to turn a page; there's the new deal with Spinefarm Records, plus - after a nine-year hiatus - the return of Mark Greening (the drummer on 'Dopethrone'), who completes the line-up of Oborn, US guitarist Liz Buckingham, a key member since 2003, and new bassist Clayton Burgess (Satan's Satyrs).

Fuelled by strong emotion and the harder sounds of late-'60s Detroit, the remodelled line-up - isolated by choice, giant stacks glowing red - set about crafting an eighth studio album to both rival and exceed the milestone recordings of the past, with Buckingham keeping things suitably monolithic and the band generally looking back to some of their earliest influences.

Toerag Studios in London was once again charged with capturing 'The Sound', and (encouragingly) words like "raw", "hateful" and "sickeningly heavy" are being traded.

Says Oborn: "Our master plan is this. Real metal!! We stand for rebellion, we are with the kids; we fight, puke, smoke weed, etc… Electric Wizard is an entity, with its own history, its own symbols, its own iconography, and with this new album, we wanted to return to basic values. It’s primitive. We needed to claw it back down to the evil core – sex, drugs, violence, revolution… to go back to being a band that hung out and jammed hard. No teaching songs, just feeling them out. If you jam enough and you are on the same level – artistically, musically, whatever, you gotta be committed – then good music will happen. I totally believe that…”

Electric Wizard will make the following festival appearances in 2014, with more shows to be added:-

May 2nd Temples Festival, Bristol, UK (headline)
June 20th Hellfest, Clisson, France (Valley Stage headline)
July 3rd Roskilde Festival, Roskilde, Denmark (Arena Stage)
July 4th Sonisphere, Knebworth Park, UK (stage headline)
August 16th Jabberwocky, The Excel Centre, London, UK
September 12th Reverence Valada, Portugal (headline with Hawkwind)

ELECTRIC WIZARD are: Jus Oborn - lead vocals, guitars | Liz Buckingham - guitars | Mark Greening - drums, percussion | Clayton Burgess - bass

Established in 1990, Spinefarm Records is an international rock and metal label with dedicated offices around the globe. Working with Caroline under the Universal banner, Spinefarm marries the ethos of the independent to the clout of the major, developing signature artists worldwide.

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16 Apr 2014

KROKODIL MAKE ‘SHATTER’, FROM THEIR DEBUT SPINEFARM RECORDS SINGLE, AVAILABLE TO STREAM TODAY, AHEAD OF ITS OFFICIAL RELEASE FOR ‘RECORD STORE DAY’ ON APRIL 19TH

KROKODIL – a new signing for Spinefarm Records, featuring members & previous members of Cry For Silence, Hexes, Gallows & SikTh – have today revealed their first ever track, ‘Shatter’.
KROKODIL MAKE ‘SHATTER’, FROM THEIR DEBUT SPINEFARM RECORDS SINGLE, AVAILABLE TO STREAM TODAY, AHEAD OF ITS OFFICIAL RELEASE FOR ‘RECORD STORE DAY’ ON APRIL 19TH

Taken from their double A-side 7”, ‘Shatter’ / ‘Dead Man’s Path’, and produced specifically for ‘Record Store Day’ on April 19th, this first offering of earth-rumbling, riff-heavyradness is available to stream via soundcloud at the following link: http://soundcloud.com/spinefarmrecords/krokodil-shatter-1/s-nczvy

‘Shatter’ / ‘Dead Man’s Path’ has been pressed onto blue vinyl, 500 copies, hand numbered by the band, and features exclusive artwork by Krokodil guitarist, Daniel P. Carter.

Track-listing:

A-Side: ‘Shatter’

AA-Side: ‘Dead Man’s Path’ 

“This band first came about through a drunken conversation when we were all out partying one night, a LONG time ago. Playing at Download Festival last year was the point where we realised we had to stop talking about the band and start being a band. I’m stoked people are now getting to hear what we’ve been working on and to prove that we actually exist! This will be the start of something pretty special… ‡”Dan P.Carter. 

In terms of on-the-road activity, Krokodil have UK festival appearances lined up throughout the summer, including Sonisphere, Bloodstock & Alt Fest.

The band is currently in the studio, finishing their debut album, which will be released via the Spinefarm label later this year.

9 Apr 2014

RECKLESS LOVE RELEASE SPLIT EP WITH SPINEFARM LABEL-MATES, THE TREATMENT, IN CELEBRATION OF RECORD STORE DAY 2014, APRIL 19th

RECKLESS LOVE ALSO CONFIRMED TO PLAY SONISPHERE FESTIVAL, JULY 5th + SPECIAL ‘WARM UP’ SHOW IN BRISTOL
RECKLESS LOVE RELEASE SPLIT EP WITH SPINEFARM LABEL-MATES, THE TREATMENT, IN CELEBRATION OF RECORD STORE DAY 2014, APRIL 19th

RECKLESS LOVE, the flamboyant Finnish rockers who burst spectacularly onto the UK scene in 2010, have joined forces with hard-charging home-grown rock ‘n’ rollers, The Treatment, to release a limited 4-track split EP, pressed onto 12” orange vinyl, via Spinefarm Records.

This one-off run of 500 copies – produced specifically for Record Store Day on April 19th– features previously unreleased tracks, and marks the first outing on vinyl for both acts…

Track-listing:

A-side: Reckless Love

1. ‘Die Hard’ (taken from latest studio album, ‘Spirit’)

2. ‘Angel Falling’ (previously unreleased in the UK)

 

AA-side: The Treatment

1. ‘The Outlaw’ (taken from latest studio album, ‘Running With The Dogs’)

2. ‘Way Of The World’ (More cover - previously unreleased physically)

 

This year’s Record Store Day marks the seventh annual celebration; special vinyl and CD releases, plus various promotional products, are made exclusively for the event, and sold in independent record stores up and down the UK.

In addition, Reckless Love have been announced to play Sonisphere 2014. The three-day rock and metal event will return to the grounds of Knebworth House from July 4thto July 6th, after a two-year absence. Reckless Love will take to the stage on Saturday, July 5th.

Ahead of this appearance, the band – Olli Herman (vocals), Pepe (guitar), Jalle Verne (bass) and Hessu Maxx (drums)– will play an intimate ‘warm-up’ show on July 4th at The Fleece in Bristol, marking RL’s return to the UK following their headline run last November…

 

Tickets to see Reckless Love at The Fleece, Bristol, are available here: http://www.seetickets.com/event/reckless-love-exclusive-sonisphere-warm-up-show/the-fleece/781982?aff=id1bandsin

1 Apr 2014

protest the hero win juno award for 'best metal / hard music album'

PROTEST THE HERO WIN JUNO AWARD FOR ‘BEST METAL / HARD MUSIC ALBUM’

+ ANNOUNCED TO PLAY SONISPHERE UK 2014…

protest the hero win juno award for 'best metal / hard music album'

At the 2014 Juno Awards, Canada’s premier music industry event, Protest The Hero received the Juno for ‘Best Metal / Hard Music Album of 2013’ for their current studio outing, Volition, out now via Spinefarm Records.

The band was appearing in Wilmington, North Carolina, on the second leg of their North American tour for Volition, when they received the news.

Says PTH guitarist Tim Millar: “We are very proud to be recognised by the Juno Awards for ‘Best Metal / Hard Music Album of 2013’. 2013 was a crazy year, and without all the hard work of the people who made the record come to life, and all the people who contributed to the record before hearing a single note, this album would not have been possible. We are forever in your debt.”

Guitarist Luke Hoskin adds: "We are thrilled with our recent Juno win! We had incredible company in our category, and it could have gone to anyone. We remain proud Canadians even though we are currently touring south of the border. Thanks for all the support!"

In addition to this, PTH have been announced to play Sonisphere UK 2014. The three-day rock and metal event will return to the grounds of Knebworth House from Friday, July 4 to Sunday, July 6, after a two-year absence. The UK leg of the international touring festival will help celebrate Knebworth’s 40th anniversary of staging rock concerts.

Sonisphere 2014 is one of many European festival appearances confirmed for PTH this summer, with France’s Hellfest and Germany’s With Full Force Festival already announced.

Further UK / European touring will follow in the autumn.

Volition is available here:-
Amazon - http://po.st/TKgCZA
iTunes - http://po.st/qm9ROc

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