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22 Jul 2014

CHTHONIC BREAK NEW GROUND FOR MAIN-STAGE APPEARANCE AT WACKEN FESTIVAL ON AUGUST 1st, MIXING THEIR UNIQUE BRAND OF METAL WITH A CLASSICAL ORIENTAL ORCHESTRA…

EAST ASIA’s premier Metallers, CHTHONIC, return to the Wacken Open Air festival on Friday, August 1st, and this time they’re not coming alone…

For their third appearance at Germany’s premier metal event, CHTHONIC – based in Taiwan – will celebrate their first-ever main-stage appearance (the ‘Black Stage’) by combining their exotic brand of hard rock with the Chai Found Oriental Orchestra, who perform using a variety of traditional instruments, including hena, ruan, box zither, pipa, yangqin, flute & sheng.

CHTHONIC BREAK NEW GROUND FOR MAIN-STAGE APPEARANCE AT WACKEN FESTIVAL ON AUGUST 1st, MIXING THEIR UNIQUE BRAND OF METAL WITH A CLASSICAL ORIENTAL ORCHESTRA…

The Chai Found Oriental Orchestra is an award-wining group who have appeared onstage with CHTHONIC in the past, performing four songs at a selection of concerts in Taiwan; these special events were duly recorded / filmed, and form the basis of CHTHONIC’s Ián-bú’ DVD, released in February of this year.

For the 45-minute Wacken show, however, the orchestra will be expanded from four musicians to 10, to make the overall experience that much greater – ‘Orient Metal’ meets traditional Asian musicians, with both sides delivering to the max!

“We are very much looking forward to returning to Wacken,” says CHTHONIC bassist, Doris Yeh. “It’s a legendary festival with a great history, and we see this as a very important stage in our music career. We've been using lots of traditional sounds over the past seven studio albums… this time, we will bring both an oriental orchestra plus a VJ to play the show! We hope to give fans a truly unforgettable memory!”

In addition to the Wacken appearance, CHTHONIC have a number of other major festivals lined up for the summer, including  Brutal Assault (Czech Republic) and Summer Sonic (Tokyo & Osaka, Japan); last year, the band played more than 70 concerts in Europe and the US, and previously they have appeared at Ozzfest (US), Fuji Rock & Loud Park (Japan) and Download & Bloodstock (UK).

Once their summer touring schedule is complete, CHTHONIC – who have played more than 500 concerts in the past 10 years – will return to Taiwan to start work on a new movie project (a comedy in which the band members play themselves), after which pre-production for the next studio album will kick in.

With CHTHONIC, there’s never a dull moment – and certainly never a quiet one!

15 Jul 2014

ELECTRIC WIZARD PREMIERE NEW TRACK “I AM NOTHING”

FIRST LISTEN TO MUSIC FROM FORTHCOMING ALBUM “TIME TO DIE”

Electric Wizard, who recently revealed the title and artwork for their Spinefarm Records debut album, premiere the first new music from “Time to Die” with the song "I am Nothing", streaming now via the Spinefarm Records Soundcloud…

ELECTRIC WIZARD PREMIERE NEW TRACK “I AM NOTHING”

EW guitarist / vocalist Jus Oborn has said of the track, which harnesses the dark underground death metal spirit of 1984:-

"It was the year I became a metal-head. It was heavy shit for real – there was no way you were ever going to get a decent job. So I became a Satanist, I dug up a grave, I got into tape-trading, I had a one-man noise/black/death metal band called Regurgitated Guts, and there were loads of documentaries on TV warning us not to listen to the devil's music..."

Produced by Oborn, the new album was recorded at Toe Rag Studios in East London, with analogue gear used exclusively throughout, with finishing touches done at Skyhammer Studio in "deepest, darkest" Cheshire by Chris Fielding.

11 Jul 2014

RECKLESS LOVE UK HEADLINE TOUR ANNOUNCED FOR DECEMBER 2014…

Having just performed at the UK’s Sonisphere festival earlier this month, flamboyant Finnish rockers RECKLESS LOVE have announced a headline run of UK dates for December 2014!

RECKLESS LOVE UK HEADLINE TOUR ANNOUNCED FOR DECEMBER 2014…

RL frontman, Olli Herman, says;-

“Our recent visit to the UK was very much a case of ‘Flying Finns’ – we were there for a headline show in Bristol, plus a festival appearance at Sonisphere – it was our first time at Knebworth, and we had an amazing show! Thanks to everyone who packed out the Bohemia tent! And now… we’re delighted to announce a more extended return in December – seven (magnificent) dates that will see us pushing everything that bit further… harder, faster, louder, bigger and higher… kicks! Ha! Ha!”

"A dream became reality the moment we stepped onstage at the super legendary Knebworth Park,” continues RL guitarist, Pepe. “The atmosphere was hot and welcoming as the UK crowd showed yet again just how well they know our lyrics, singing along with each song we played! And now we are excited to be bringing our merry metal mayhem back to our dear friends in the UK. December will TRULY rock this year! See you on tour!!"

UK DEC 2014 TOUR DATES:-
04 Newcastle, O2 Academy2
05 Glasgow, Cathouse
06 Nottingham, Rock City
07 Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms
09 Manchester, Academy 3
10 Cardiff, The Globe
11 London, The Garage
Tickets are available here

Reckless Love’s third full studio album, ‘Spirit’, is available now via Spinefarm Records. A new single, complete with previously unreleased material, will be released to coincide with the UK dates.

8 Jul 2014

DECADE ANNOUNCED AS MAIN SUPPORT TO WE ARE THE OCEAN ON OCTOBER UK TOUR

+ UK TOUR DATES WITH LOWER THAN ATLANTIS KICK OFF THIS MONTH…

WATCH CURRENT VIDEO ‘COFFIN’ BELOW

DECADE ANNOUNCED AS MAIN SUPPORT TO WE ARE THE OCEAN ON OCTOBER UK TOUR

Following the success of the bands recent (and first ever) UK headline tour DECADE have been revealed as main support to yet another run of dates this year. The guys will be hitting the road with We Are The Ocean this October, with Boy Jumps Ship announced as openers.

October tour dates with We Are The Ocean (with ticket links) as follows:-

14th - Portsmouth, Wedgwood Rooms
15th - Bristol, Fleece
16th - Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
18th - Birmingham, Academy 2
19th - Manchester, Academy 3
20th - Leeds, Cockpit
21st - Edinburgh, Liquid Room
23rd - London, Scala
24th - Reading, The Bowery District

In addition to this, Decade will be joining Lower Than Atlantis on their July run of intimate shows up and down the UK as well as two headline shows, in Liverpool and Leeds.

July tour dates with Lower Than Atlantis 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 here

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!

The band will also be appearing at a host of UK summer festivals, including 2000 Trees, Nass & Boardmasters as well as a main stage appearance at Make A Scene Festival in October.

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

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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

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