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31 Oct 2012

HELLOWEEN ANNOUNCE NEW RECORD!!

Out 21st Of January 2013

LEGENDARY GERMAN ROCKERS CONFIRM THE RELEASE OF NEW STUDIO ALBUM, ‘STRAIGHT OUT OF HELL’, FOR JANUARY 21st2013

+ ONE-OFF UK HEADLINE SHOW AT THE LONDON FORUM ON APRIL 16th!

 

HELLOWEEN ANNOUNCE NEW RECORD!!

THE FOLLOW-UP to their 2010 ‘7 Sinners’ release, ‘Straight Out Of Hell’ is the latest studio album to be issued beneath the celebrated Helloween banner – a banner first unfurled back in 1985.

Set for release via Spinefarm Records on January 21st 2013, ‘Straight Out Of Hell’ has been produced by Charlie Bauerfeind, who also worked on ‘7 Sinners’, and sees the five musicians maintaining a rawer edge throughout, working quickly in the studio (MiSueno Studio in Tenerife) and delivering 13 brand new compositions that, in the words of founding member, guitarist Michael Weikath, will “kick even the laziest listener’s ass!”

Bristling with positive energy, songs such as ‘Make Fire Catch The Fly’, ‘Far From The Stars’ and the title track itself, written by bassist Markus Grosskopf, show that when Helloween push their collective foot to the floor they are never too keen to ease off the gas ; and they take chances, ever willing to use their well-documented virtuosity to break out of the mould..

Says singer Andi Deris: “We’ve always followed our own path when it comes to music… and if someone had ever tried to stop us, well, we’d have done what we wanted, anyway! Some of our moves have attracted negative reactions at first, but in time they’ve gone on to reap success and reward, and that’s the kind of freedom you can feel on this new album – we don’t allow ourselves to be put under pressure…”

With Deris, Weikath, Grosskopf (also a founding member) and guitarist Sascha Gerstner all providing material, ‘Straight…’ is a passionate, multi-layered affair, complete with a limited edition premium package featuring a special Hammond organ run-through of Weikath outing, ‘Burning Sun’ – this version conceived as a tribute to Deep Purple’s Jon Lord.

As for first single / video, that’s now confirmed as ‘Nabatea’ – a seven minute-plus composition about the legendary kingdom, located in today’s Middle East, where the first real democracy existed over 3000 years ago. The secret Nabatean city, Petra, only discovered last century, is the backdrop for many myths and legends, and here it provides the ideal subject matter for a set of lyrics far removed from the rock ‘n’ roll norm.

On the live front, meanwhile, Helloween (fresh from appearing at prestigious Japanese Festival, Loud Park) will be returning to the road in March 2013 – the first part of a world tour set to kick off in mainland Europe, with Gamma Ray as special guests. The follow-up to the ‘Hellish Rock Tour’ of 2007 / 2008, this extended outing (‘Hellish Rock Part II’) will bring the band to the UK on April 16th for a one-off date at the London Forum.

Further UK shows will follow…

www.helloween.org

www.myspace.com/helloween

www.facebook.com/helloweenofficial

29 Oct 2012

Turbogeist Announce Upcoming Shows

Turbogeist have announced 3 shows with the mighty Cancer Bats!

Turbogeist Announce Upcoming Shows

If thats not enough they are also playing a FREE show at The Lock Tavern in Camden THIS Sunday the 4th of November! 

The dates supporting Cancer Bats are:

December

8th - Fibbers - York

13th - The Sugarmill - Stoke On Trent

18th - O2 Adademy - Liverpool

For more info click here

29 Oct 2012

Shining's 'Redefining Darkness' OUT TODAY!

Shining's new album 'Redefining Darkness' released today!

Shining's 'Redefining Darkness' OUT TODAY!

Produced by King Diamond's Andy LaRocque ‘Redefning Darkness’ was recorded at Sonic Train studios.
According to founder and frontman Niklas Kvarforth: "The use of numbers to describe their albums is no longer something that SHINING is interested in doing. The new album is without a doubt the darkest thing I have ever done or heard. People will be upset for sure - and hopefully its divine genius will destroy the lives of thousands"

You can also listen to an intimate interview with Niklas Kvarforth about his new album here

24 Oct 2012

Kobra And The Lotus Release Video For '50 Shades Of Evil'

Kobra And The Lotus launch a brand new video for ‘50 Shades Of Evil’, the second single from their current self-titled album, released August 2012.

Directed by Lisa Mann, whose previous credits include videos for ApocalypticaThe Used and Cascada, ‘50 Shades Of Evil’ sees front woman Kobra surviving a full tilt attack on the senses, while her band members run through the track like men (literally) possessed!

 When asked what it was like to join forces with Lisa MannKobra said; “It was an honour to work with a director who is as exceptional as Lisa. Not only is she passionate, she is a true visionary. Throughout the whole experience she never ceased to amaze us. Lisa’s creative flow is not only boundless, it is dynamic and organic.  Her consistent level of enthusiasm charged the whole team.”

 Canadian native Lisa Mann was keen to work with her fellow countrymen (based in the Calgary area) after hearing ’50 Shades Of Evil’ and feeling she could channel the primal aggression of the track in ways that side-stepped the more traditional touchstones of the genre...

 “This band is super creative and up for anything. I like that in a group.  I met them before the shoot and briefed them on some of my insane ideas...like suspending Kobra by strapping her to a railing 15 ft in the air, and they were totally trusting. I think one of my favourite parts of the shoot day was when we had Kobra on the bed. We had the bed rocking violently with Kobra on it as we blew her hair wildly. It was a tough scene for any artist to perform in, but Kobra was such a pro she completely went for it and totally nailed it” – Lisa Mann.

50 Shades Of Evil’ will be released as a digital single on the 5th November 2012; the bonus track is an acoustic cover of the Dio classic, ‘Rainbow In The Dark’, performed by KATL during their acoustic session at the Bloodstock Festival back in August this year.

 

19 Oct 2012

Street Team Giveaway!

Its win-win with the Spinefarm Street Team

Click on 'Sign Up Here' to get involved 

We are expanding their street team, and if getting free tickets to Spinefarm gigs, free merch and meet and greet opportunities wasn't enough (you lucky things) 10 new sign ups will be picked at random to receive this:

Redlight King - Something For The Pain (Album)
Tarja - What Lies Beneath (Album)
Five Finger Death Punch - American Capitalist (Album)
Jettblack - Raining Rock (Album)
Ensiferum - Unsung heroes (Album)
A Spinefarm poster
Alice Cooper face paint

...And some mystery Spinefarm goodies (don't worry the Rammstein 'box set' went long ago *wink wink, nudge nudge*)

But....

Everyone is a winner as every sign up will get the chance to go to awesome Spinefarm gigs and much more.

Tours coming up:

The Treatment
Jettblack
Redlight King
Rob Zombie
Kobra And The Lotus
Alice Cooper

And loads more!!

Just click over there! >>>>

17 Oct 2012

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH RELEASE VIDEO FOR "THE PRIDE"

 Watch Five Finger Death Punch's  video for "The Pride" HERE

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH RELEASE VIDEO FOR "THE PRIDE"

The clip is the first wherein the band has presented live footage from the road within the short-form music video medium.  Footage was selected from the band's successful Metal Hammer Presents Trespass America Tour over this past summer, and the band's critically acclaimed set at Rock On The Range. 

 Five Finger Death Punch singer Ivan Moody shares, "One of the best parts of being in this band is that we have the chance to design and build bigger and bigger live shows. Our concerts became spectacular gatherings of our extended family and we wanted to share this amazing experience with everyone. So we wrote & designed this video in dedication of our loyal, dedicated, militant fan base known as Knuckleheads who deserve the best experience we can give them.  You've all stood by us & diligently helped us introduce the world to Five Finger Death Punch and this is our way of saying THANK YOU! We couldn't have done any of this without all of you. WELCOME TO THE PRIDE !"

11 Oct 2012

Primal Rock Rebellion Release New Video

Iron Maiden's Adrian Smith and former SikTh frontman Mikee Goodman's PRIMAL ROCK REBELLION release new video for 'Tortured Tone'

Primal Rock Rebellion Release New Video

“It’s never easy choosing singles from an album, especially an album where the songs are both well-crafted and packed with lyrics that instantly throw up all kinds of visual ideas, some more bizarre than others. So, following on from ‘No Place Like Home’ and ‘No Friendly Neighbour’, singles one & two from the debut Primal Rock Rebellion album, ‘Awoken Broken’, it was decided that followers of the project – new to the public, but several years in the making – should be given the chance to register their vote, and the band’s online sites duly glowed red hot with suggestion and counter-suggestion as to just what single three should be…

“An interesting exercise for sure, and by and large, what the Primal Rock People wanted was ‘Tortured Tone’… not one of the album’s more deeply rockin’ moments, but certainly one of its most emotive, with a chorus that takes hold then refuses to budge.

“For singer, lyric & melody writer Mikee Goodman, ‘Tortured Tone’ has always been a pivotal piece, proving he can shine just as brightly on material on the more measured side of that played by his previous outfit, SikTh, and also giving him the chance to take full control of the accompanying visuals. Conceived, cast & directed by Mikee, this lovingly constructed clip provides a clear insight into what was going through his mind when he penned the lyrics, and the final edit – again, overseen by Mikee – is sure to become a talking point amongst fans of the project.

“As with Primal Rock Rebellion in general, there’s no easy option take here, but the end results are all the more satisfying for the time and passion spent…”

11 Oct 2012

Primal Rock Rebellion Release New Video

Iron Maiden's Adrian Smith and former SikTh frontman Mikee Goodman's PRIMAL ROCK REBELLION release new video for 'Tortured Tone'

Primal Rock Rebellion Release New Video

“It’s never easy choosing singles from an album, especially an album where the songs are both well-crafted and packed with lyrics that instantly throw up all kinds of visual ideas, some more bizarre than others. So, following on from ‘No Place Like Home’ and ‘No Friendly Neighbour’, singles one & two from the debut Primal Rock Rebellion album, ‘Awoken Broken’, it was decided that followers of the project – new to the public, but several years in the making – should be given the chance to register their vote, and the band’s online sites duly glowed red hot with suggestion and counter-suggestion as to just what single three should be…

“An interesting exercise for sure, and by and large, what the Primal Rock People wanted was ‘Tortured Tone’… not one of the album’s more deeply rockin’ moments, but certainly one of its most emotive, with a chorus that takes hold then refuses to budge.

“For singer, lyric & melody writer Mikee Goodman, ‘Tortured Tone’ has always been a pivotal piece, proving he can shine just as brightly on material on the more measured side of that played by his previous outfit, SikTh, and also giving him the chance to take full control of the accompanying visuals. Conceived, cast & directed by Mikee, this lovingly constructed clip provides a clear insight into what was going through his mind when he penned the lyrics, and the final edit – again, overseen by Mikee – is sure to become a talking point amongst fans of the project.

“As with Primal Rock Rebellion in general, there’s no easy option take here, but the end results are all the more satisfying for the time and passion spent…”

10 Oct 2012

Viikatteelle kultaa

Viikatteelle kultaa

Viikatteen kokoelmalevy ”Kuutamo, kaiho & katkeruus” on myynyt kultaa, eli löytänyt tiensä jo yli 10 000:een kotitalouteen! Vanhalta haitaritehtaalta tavoitettu yhtye kommentoi näin:"No hittolainen! Jos olisi alkuvuodesta tiennyt, millainen kultasuihku on vuoden loppuun mennessä tiedossa, oltais kyllä käyty valmiiksi sontikkakaupassa. Kiitos kaikille asiaan vaikuttaneille jälleen kerran! Ja keikoillahan myö taas nähdään. Mahtavaa!!!"

2 Oct 2012

RECKLESS LOVE PRE ORDER NOW AVAILABLE!

BEFORE ITS RELEASE ON 15/10 RECKLESS LOVE HAVE MADE 'BORN TO BREAK YOUR HEART' AVAILABLE FOR PRE ORDER!
RECKLESS LOVE PRE ORDER NOW AVAILABLE!

'Born To Break Your Heart' the new mini album from Reckless Love is now avalable for pre order on Amazon,

Frontman OLLI HERMAN explains:

 “We are all so excited about this release. As old school ’80s metal fans, we wanted to put together something we were dying to get from our own idols, in the fashion of G n’ R Lies (which was like a gift from heaven for us as kids);

a sort of bonus item designed to reveal more of the whole band and its foundations. So, instead of just releasing ‘Born To Break Your Heart’ as a straight single, we’ve thrown in some kickass live tracks, plus a couple of badass acoustic cuts and more, to give a special treat to our fans. To top it all off, we’ve got a great new mix of the title track by the legendary Tim Palmer himself…”

You can pre order your copy on Amazon here.

And if like us, thats not enough to quench your thirst for the RL boys they will be tearing through the UK in October playing FOUR SHOWS at the London Bar Fly!

October

October
4th – Barfly – London
5th – The Corporation – Sheffield
6th – O2 Academy2 – Newcastle
7th – Cathouse – Glasgow
9th – The Cellar – Southampton
10th – Sugarmill – Stoke
11th – Barfly – London
12th – The Waterfront – Norwich
13th – Rock City – Nottingham
15th – Club Academy – Manchester
16th – The Fleece – Bristol
17th – Sub 89 – Reading
18th – Barfly – London
20th – Cockpit – Leeds
21st – O2 Academy2 – Oxford
23rd – Cavern – Exeter
24th – The Haunt – Brighton
25th - Barfly – London

Tickets and more info can be found here

 

 

 

 

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