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27 Sep 2013

The Almighty: 'Re-F**kin'-issues!' Re-Fuckin-Scheduled For January 2014 Via Spinefarm

CLASSIC EARLY ALBUMS SET FOR OFFICIAL RE-RELEASE COMPLETE WITH BONUS AUDIO & VISUAL CONTENT…

The Almighty: 'Re-F**kin'-issues!' Re-Fuckin-Scheduled For January 2014 Via Spinefarm

ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED for September 30th, the first two Almighty Re-issues – ‘Blood, Fire & Love’ (first released in 1989) & ‘Soul Destruction’ (first released in 1991) – have now been rescheduled for January 20th 2014.

In an effort to make these new versions as complete as possible, the release date has been put back, and extra attention given to the early work of a band (formed in Scotland in 1988) who have long been regarded as influential, splicing elements of rock, punk & metal, and notching up a Top 5 UK album and successive Top 30 singles.

Musically, The Almighty staked their ground between Motorhead & ‘Electric’-era Cult, which made their early Polydor releases – five albums, starting with ‘Blood, Fire & Love’ – a breath of fresh air for riff-hungry rock fans the world over; and now, with their reputation continuing to flourish, Spinefarm has taken over from Polydor (the band’s original home) as the label co-ordinating the Re-issue campaign…

THE INITIAL batch of Re-issues (fully official and put together under band supervision) will appear beneath the ‘RE-F**KIN’-ISSUES’ banner and be divided into two parts – the first pair of titles coming out on January 20th and the following releases a couple of months later.

All of the Re-issues will come complete with extensive bonus content, including live, studio, remix & acoustic recordings, plus liner notes, special packaging and track-by-track comments from Almighty main-man Ricky Warwick, now fronting Black Star Riders / Thin Lizzy.

There is also talk of live Almighty shows featuring key original members, along with a brand new studio album.

There’s still no stoppin’ them. Al-f**kin’-mighty, all-f**kin’-hail!

26 Sep 2013

Stone Temple Pilots Reveal Studio Footage + Interviews In A Brand New Clip

+ LYRIC VIDEO FOR ‘BLACK HEART’ FROM FORTHCOMING EP, ‘HIGH RISE’

Stone Temple Pilots Reveal Studio Footage + Interviews In A Brand New Clip

Multi-platinum American rockers, Stone Temple Pilots, have revealed an 8.5 minute clip that explores the writing & recording process for ‘High Rise’; the clip features behind-the-scenes studio footage and band interviews.

Which can be viewed right here!

A lyric video for the track, ‘Black Heart’, has also been revealed.

‘Black Heart’ features on the band’s new EP, the aforementioned ‘High Rise’, set for UK release on October 7th via Spinefarm Records; this is the second featured track to be released with new vocalist, Chester Bennington (Linkin Park); ‘Out Of Time’, also on the EP, was the first to be revealed.

Plans for a seventh Stone Temple Pilots studio album (featuring Bennington) have been confirmed, and a UK touring plot is currently in the planning stages.

Stone Temple Pilots are: Chester Bennington (lead vocals), Robert DeLeo (bass & backing vocals), Dean DeLeo (guitar), Eric Kretz (drums)

25 Sep 2013

SWALLOW THE SUN TO LIVESTREAM SEPTEMBER 26 SHOW IN FINLAND

DOOM LEGENDS TO PERFORM DEBUT ALBUM THE MORNING NEVER CAME IN FULL
SWALLOW THE SUN TO LIVESTREAM SEPTEMBER 26 SHOW IN FINLAND

Iconic Finnish doom merchants Swallow the Sun are embarking on a fall tour to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their landmark debut album The Morning Never Came.

The band's show, scheduled for Thursday, September 26 in Tampere in their native Finland, will be livestreamed globally (10PM UTC/6PM EDT).

Swallow the Sun will perform the album in full, adding other tracks to the encore.

The Morning Never Came was universally lauded upon release and earned the rare 5K review from metal bible Kerrang! and was christened "one of doom metal's finest moments to date."

Stream the event HERE and feel like you are front and center without ever having to leave the house! 

Swallow the Sun's latest album Emerald and the Blackbird is out now via Spinefarm Records.

 

24 Sep 2013

Stone Temple Pilots With Chester Bennington Reveal Lyric Video For 'Black Heart'

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS WITH CHESTER BENNINGTON REVEAL LYRIC VIDEO FOR CURRENT SINGLE, ‘BLACK HEART’ FROM FORTHCOMING EP ‘HIGH RISE’

Stone Temple Pilots With Chester Bennington Reveal Lyric Video For 'Black Heart'

Multi-Platinum American rockers, Stone Temple Pilots have revealed a lyric video for their current single ‘Black Heart’ from their ‘High Rise’ EP available to stream now via Soundcloud.

The track, titled ‘Black Heart’ is the second to be released with new vocalist, Chester Bennington (Linkin Park) and features on their new EP ‘High Rise’ set for release on October 7th via Spinefarm Records.

Watch it here!

Plans for a seventh Stone Temple Pilots studio album to feature Bennington, have been revealed.

A UK touring plot is currently in the planning stages.

Stone Temple Pilots are: Chester Bennington (lead vocals), Robert DeLeo (Bass & backing vocals), Dean DeLeo (guitar), Eric Kretz (drums)

23 Sep 2013

Swallow The Sun Provide Global Stream Of Anniversary Show

FINNISH DEATH DOOM MAESTROS PROVIDE GLOBAL STREAMING FOR SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY SHOW

Swallow The Sun Provide Global Stream Of Anniversary Show

TO CELEBRATE the 10th Anniversary of their very first album, ‘The Morning Never Came’, Swallow The Sun will have their show at Klubi in Tampere, Finland, streamed live around the world.

The show will take place on September 26th, and it will see the Finnish sextet playing their debut outing in full alongside selected newer material.

You can stream it right here!

Following this show, part of a short Finnish run, STS embark on a European tour supported by Antimatter & The Foreshadowing; the sole UK date is at The Underworld in London on November 4th.

‘The Morning Never Came’ is available via Spinefarm Records.

Find Swallow The Sun on Facebook, right here!

23 Sep 2013

Stone Temple Pilots With Chester Bennington Release New Track 'Black Heart'

Stone Temple Pilots With Chester Bennington Release New Track 'Black Heart'

Multi-platinum American rockers, Stone Temple Pilots, have revealed a second track from their forthcoming EP 'High Rise', scheduled for release on 07th October 2013 via Spinefarm Records. The track, titled ‘Black Heart’, features brand new vocalist, Chester Bennington (Linkin Park).

“I’ve loved STP since I was 13 years old and they’ve had a huge influence on me,” explains Bennington. “When the opportunity came up to do something creative with them, I jumped at the chance. The guys in Linkin Park have been incredibly supportive of me undertaking this project while I’ve continued to work on new music with LP.”

Plans for a seventh Stone Temple Pilots studio album, to feature Bennington, have been revealed.

A UK touring plot is currently in the planning stages.

 

20 Sep 2013

Win A Copy of Chthonic’s Illustrated Book

Win A Copy of Chthonic’s Illustrated Book

Six visual artists from the Taiwanese collective Yamyoukan have completed an illustrated book,Unsealing the Bú-Tik, which turns classic scenes in stories recounted on Chthonic albums into 32 pages of artwork.

Artists who took part in the project include Paparaya, KCN, mos, Blaze Wu, Kuki, and Pump. All have had several exhibitions of their own works.

Bassist Doris Yeh says, “It has always been our dream to turn the stories in our music into images. I feel so moved as I hold this illustrated book in hand.”

Head to REVOLVER MAG for a chance to win this amazing book!

20 Sep 2013

Protest The Hero Reveal Video For 'Clarity'

PROTEST THE HERO REVEAL THE OFFICIAL CLARITY LYRIC VIDEO

Protest The Hero Reveal Video For 'Clarity'

With the overwhelming response to the first single from their new album, ‘Volition’, Protest The Hero have created a lyric video for the track ‘Clarity’.

Anyone who knows jack shit about Protest The Hero, know they're a vile bunch of losers who embrace nerd culture. The new video for ‘Clarity’ exemplifies the difference between a 'nerd' who likes the Big Bang Theory, and a genuine LARPing nerd. It's a nod to an age old debate, perhaps viewed in a new light. Check out the video right here!

Volition is released on October 28th via Spinefarm Records.
Protest The Hero will be returning to the UK in February 2014 as part of their headline European tour. Supporting Protest the Hero on this string of dates will be UK outfits Tesseract and The Safety Fire, plus Toronto-based Intervals.

Dates for the UK run are below:-
01.02.14 UK Brighton @ Concorde 2
02.02.14 UK Birmingham @ O2 Academy2
04.02.14 UK Sheffield @ Corporation
05.02.14 UK Glasgow @ Classic Grand
06.02.14 UK Manchester @ Academy2
07.02.14 UK London @ The Electric Ballroom

Find the band on Facebook and Twitter!


16 Sep 2013

CHECK OUT THE NEW VIDEO "CALLOUS" FROM DECADE

CHECK OUT THE NEW VIDEO "CALLOUS" FROM DECADE

You like bowling? You like good music? Check out the new video from DECADE over at VEVO!

9 Sep 2013

PROTEST THE HERO REVEAL 'CLARITY' THE FIRST TRACK FROM THE FORTHCOMING STUDIO ALBUM 'VOLITION'

PROTEST THE HERO REVEAL ‘CLARITY’, THE FIRST TRACK FROM FORTHCOMING STUDIO ALBUM ‘VOLITION’, SET FOR RELEASE ON OCTOBER 28TH VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS

PROTEST THE HERO REVEAL 'CLARITY' THE FIRST TRACK FROM THE FORTHCOMING STUDIO ALBUM 'VOLITION'

LISTEN TO 'CLARITY' HERE

Protest The Hero reveal ‘Clarity’ - the first track to be taken from their brand new studio album, ‘Volition’.


‘Volition’ follows the Canadian band’s 2011 release, ‘Scurrilous’, and is set for release on October28th via Spinefarm Records.


The band will embark on a worldwide tour starting in November, of which the North American leg has already been announced, commencing November 7th in Ottawa, taking along UK band Architects.


UK dates and official line-up will be announced shortly.

 

9 Sep 2013

santa cruz announced as support to kobra and the lotus

FINNISH ROCKERS ANNOUNCED AS MAIN SUPPORT TO KOBRA AND THE LOTUS ON OCT/NOV UK TOUR

DEBUT SANTA CRUZ ALBUM, ‘SCREAMING FOR ADRENALINE’, NOW ON RELEASE VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS UK

santa cruz announced as support to kobra and the lotus

SANTA CRUZ, the Helsinki-based four-piece who draw inspiration from such hard rockin’ greats as Skid Row & Guns n’ Roses, will be Special Guesting with Spinefarm label-mates Kobra And The Lotus on nine UK shows starting late October 2014.

This will be Santa Cruz’s second visit to the UK, following their special appearances in London and Manchester, supporting Vega, earlier in the year.

Kobra And The Lotus / Santa Cruz UK tour dates:

October
30th London, Borderline
31st Bedford, Esquires

November
1st Birmingham, Academy 3
2nd York, Fibbers
3rd Sheffield, Corporation
5th Manchester, Alter Ego
6th Bristol, Exchange
7th Southampton, Joiners
8th Nottingham, Rock City

Santa Cruz frontman/singer/guitarist, Archie, says:-

“Me & the boys had the time of our lives when we first played the UK this summer, so we are beyond excited to get back there so soon! Last time, we had just two gigs, but this time, with nine dates accompanying Kobra And The Lotus, we can REALLY get the show on the road. So now our fans from outside Nottingham & London, who didn't get to see us last time, can come along and rock hard! Get your game-face on, folks, 'cause Cruz is coming & Cruz will kill! Let's get the party started!!”

Loved by Children Of Bodom’s Alexi Laiho (“the awesome guitar playing makes me wanna bang my head into two pieces!”), ‘Screaming…’ is a bold statement from a band who have been together since 2007, and who have spent the past few years cutting their musical teeth via two EP releases plus some intensive home country gigging.

Debut album, ‘Screaming For Adrenaline’, is available now via Spinefarm Records, and features the current single, ‘Nothing Compares To You’.

6 Sep 2013

CHECK OUT THE NEW VIDEO FROM DEALS DEATH!

Deals Death Unleash "Point Zero Solution"
CHECK OUT THE NEW VIDEO FROM DEALS DEATH!

Dark times are close indeed. For too long have mankind suffered under the rules of the Elite. It is time to spread the word of their Point Zero Solution.

Masterminded by award winning director Patric Ullaeus (www.revolver.se)today Deals Death unveil the official music video for ‘Point Zero Solution’, the title track of their upcoming and much anticipated album. ‘Point Zero Solution’ will be released via Spinefarm Records on the 17th of September.

Guitarist and song composer Erik Jacobson comments, “Point Zero Solution introduces the factors that lie behind a weakened society, a failed state. The lyrics deal with our human behaviour and our quest for comfort and luxury, at any cost.”

A prevailing theme throughout, vocalist and lyricist Olle Ekman comments on the album as a whole. “It’s a step-by-step description of the process which breaks down the systems of nature and society, our false hopes, our credulity towards authority and the belief in eternal growth.”

Pre-Order ‘Point Zero Solution’ Now!

www.rockyou.se/en/deals-death

 

5 Sep 2013

VON HERTZEN BROTHERS WIN 'ANTHEM' AT PROG MAGAZINE AWARDS

FINNISH ROCKERS WIN ‘ANTHEM’ CATEGORY AT THE 2013 PROGRESSIVE MUSIC AWARDS FOR SINGLE ‘FLOWERS AND RUST’

FLOWERS AND RUST’ COMES FROM LATEST STUDIO ALBUM ‘NINE LIVES’, OUT ON SPINEFARM RECORDS

VON HERTZEN BROTHERS WIN 'ANTHEM' AT PROG MAGAZINE AWARDS

VON HERTZEN BROTHERS have won the ‘Anthem’ award at the second annual Progressive Music Awards, picking up the trophy for their track, ‘Flowers And Rust’ – the first single from latest album, ‘Nine Lives’, released via Spinefarm Records.

Hosted once again by Newsnight’s Gavin Esler, in the beautiful setting of Kew Gardens, the brothers joined the likes of Marillion, Rick Wakeman, Steve Hackett and Ian Anderson to celebrate the best in progressive music, both classic and upcoming.

Says VHB frontman, Mikko Von Hertzen:-

"We will remember last night for the rest of our lives. We feel deeply honoured to be linked to the lineage of prog in this way. We've been playing for a while, but now it feels like it's finally 'official'. Words cannot describe how grateful we are to all the voters. This is a huge milestone for us, and we won't stop here. The journey continues..."

Watch VHB’s video for latest single, ‘Coming Home’, here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PySdLVbuG3Y

‘Coming Home’ features on the brilliant new studio album, ‘Nine Lives’; the single heads up a five-track digital EP featuring four bonus tracks, and is available now via Spinefarm Records.

VHB will play a co-headlining tour of the UK with Touchstone, plus two headline dates in Manchester and Milton Keynes (support acts tbc).

UK tour dates:-
Oct 18: Glasgow, King Tut’s
Oct 19: York, Duchess
Oct 20: Cardiff, Globe
Oct 22: Manchester, Sound Control
Oct 24: Milton Keynes Foundation (headline show)
Oct 25: London, Garage
Oct 26: Liverpool, Eric’s Live
Oct 27: Bilston, Robin 2

3 Sep 2013

NEW VIDEO FROM MYGRAIN

NEW VIDEO FROM MYGRAIN

Check out the first video "Dreamscape" from the forthcoming 4th album 'Planetary Breathing', out on September 30th.

2 Sep 2013

reckless love reveal brand new video/single for 'so happy i could die'

RECKLESS LOVE REVEAL BRAND NEW VIDEO/SINGLE 'SO HAPPY I COULD DIE' TODAY!

RECKLESS LOVE REVEAL BRAND NEW VIDEO/SINGLE ‘SO HAPPY I COULD DIE’ FROM FORTHCOMING ALBUM ‘SPIRIT’, SET FOR RELEASE ON SETPEMBER 2ND VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS

+ UK HEADLINE TOUR NOW ON SALE FOR OCTOBER 2013

reckless love reveal brand new video/single for 'so happy i could die'

RECKLESS LOVE, the flamboyant Finnish rockers who burst spectacularly onto the UK scene in 2010, have revealed their second single/video, ‘So Happy I Could Die’ from forthcoming album ‘Spirit’.

‘So Happy I Could Die’ will be available as a digital download from all the usual platforms from August 25th.

Reckless Love’s third full studio album will be released via Spinefarm Records on September 2nd – titled ‘Spirit’, this is the follow-up to 2011’s ‘Animal Attraction’.

In addition, Reckless Love have announced a headline run of UK dates for October 2013; this tour follows on from the band’s month-long UK visit in the autumn of 2012, which included a four-night residency in London.
UK TOUR: OCTOBER 2013

1st – Manchester, Academy 3
2nd – Newcastle, O2 Academy 2
3rd – Glasgow, Cathouse
4th – Leeds, Cockpit
5th – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
6th – Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms
8th – Norwich, Waterfront Studio
9th – Bristol, The Fleece
10th – London, O2 Academy, Islington

Says RL guitarist Pepe:-
“We are thrilled to have some UK dates back in our calendar! Even more so because, as we promised last time around, we will have a brand new album out by the time we get there. We are going to fire with all guns and get ground-breakingly explosive on stage as we hit hard with the new songs mixed up with the best of the old. So, dear UK friends, do not miss this chance to witness the best Reckless Love shows to date!!

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