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16 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

20 Nov 2013

JAPAN'S VAMPS ANNOUNCE SPECIAL GUESTS FOR L.A. + NYC SHOWS

DUO TO PERFORM AT HOUSE OF BLUES + ROSELAND IN DECEMBER BAND SUPPORTING 'SEX BLOOD ROCK N' ROLL'
JAPAN'S VAMPS ANNOUNCE SPECIAL GUESTS FOR L.A. + NYC  SHOWS

(New York, NY:) VAMPS have announced the special guests for their upcoming shows in L.A. and NYC, their only U.S. appearances of 2013.

Living Dead Lights will serve as the special guest for the Los Angeles show at the iconic House of Blues on December 4, while Killcode have come aboard for the NYC show at the soon-to-be-closed Roseland on December 8.

But that's not all!

Sid from Slipknot will be the guest DJ at both the L.A. and NYC shows.

It's going to be a party on both coasts, for sure!

These VAMPS gigs are shaping up to be "can't miss" and "must see" events -- these are no mere concerts! The band, which is pretty much bigger than God in its native Japan, camping out at several-thousand seat venues for week-long residencies, has the U.S. squarely in its sights, promising a night to remember on each coast.


VAMPS plan to leave a mark.

The duo last crashed American shores over three years ago. They are back supporting Sex Blood Rock N' Roll, a collection of hard-charging, addictively catchy rock anthems available now via Spinefarm Records in the U.S. Rock bible Kerrang! awarded the record a 4-K review, warning "Don't let these VAMPS pass you by."

Like Disturbed? Avenged Sevenfold? Black Veil Brides? Stone Sour? Dig bands with a delightfully dark look? Then you will certainly love the rock that VAMPS dole out.

The band is also offering a special 2-for-1 ticket option. Fans can enter the code "VAMPS" to unlock the offer here.

13 Nov 2013

MICHAEL MONROE PREMIERE VIDEO FOR "STAINED GLASS HEART"

MICHAEL MONROE PREMIERE VIDEO FOR "STAINED GLASS HEART"

Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of a new music video by Michael Monroe.

The song, "Stained Glass Heart," is the third single from Monroe's new album, Horns and Halos (Spinefarm Records).

“I'm feeling quite excited about our new ‘Stained Glass Heart’ video,” Monroe says. “It was shot in Helsinki at an amusement park on a perfectly grey and rainy day, which made it look more like an ‘abusement park.’ The video turned out very cool and classy.”

Read the full stoyr over at GUITAR WORLD!

1 Nov 2013

Estonian Metallers Metsatöll to Release Three Catalog Albums Digitally

New Single Out November 19 & Touring This Fall
Estonian Metallers Metsatöll to Release Three Catalog Albums Digitally

(New York, NY): Estonian folk-metal band Metsatöll will be releasing three albums from their catalog digitally on November 5. The band will release the new single "Lööme Mesti" ("Together") on November 19, which will appear on their upcoming album, due out in March. They will embark on a U.S. tour this fall, so there is plenty of activity in the Metsatöll universe this fall and through the end of 2013.

Albums Äio (2010), Ulg (2011) and Tuska (2012) will see digital release on November 5.  

If you're not familiar with this unique and difficult-to-classify band, which is a badge of honor and a nod to their genre-bending, flip-the-script style, here's a brief history lesson.

Their humble beginnings are as such: On February 24, 1999, three men held a meeting at the borders of the Pääsküla bog (Tallinn suburbs), in the singer and guitar player Markus’ basement, one of whom could play a little bit of guitar, another who knew how to play a little bit of drums, and a third who had come up with a sufficiently ancient-sounding name that would be just right for a heavy metal band – "Metsatöll."

The name "Metsatöll" is an ancient Estonian euphemism for wolf.

The thought soon turned into reality and over the next few days four or five songs were composed and a couple of months later, there was an entire album's worth of material

The demo album Terast mis hangunud me hinge was released in the autumn of 1999. Soon afterwards, Lauri joined the band, bringing with him a second guitar, the torupill (bagpipes), kannels, zithers and flutes.
  
Metsatöll’s current line-up was finalized in 2004, when drummer Atso took up the place behind the kit. That same year, the band crushed all previous sales records for an Estonian metal artist and won Metsatöll the Best Metal Act 2005 award at the Estonian Music Awards ceremony. They have won the award five times in a row.

Metsatöll have toured the U.S. three times prior.

If you've not heard of the band yet, well, now is your chance to expand your sonic palette, as three albums are being issued digitally and they will be touring North American shores through mid-December. 

TOUR DATES:
Finntroll, Blackguard and Metsatoll 

11/4/2013 -- West Springfield , VA -- Empire
11/5/2013 -- New York City, NY -- Stage 48
11/6/2013 -- Montreal QC -- Club Soda
11/7/2013 -- Quebec City -- Imperial de Quebec
11/8/2013 -- Ottawa, ON -- Mavericks
11/9/2013 -- Worcester, MA -- The Palladium
11/10/2013 -- Pittsburgh, PA -- Altar Bar
11/11/2013 -- Cleveland, OH -- Agora Ballroom
11/12/2013 -- London, ON -- Rum Runners
11/13/2013 -- Joliet, IL -- Mojoes
11/14/2013 -- Minneapolis, MN -- Mill City Nights
11/15/2013 -- Winnipeg , MB -- The Zoo
11/16/2013 -- Regina, SK -- The Exchange
11/17/2013 -- Calgary, AL -- The Republik
11/18/2013 -- Edmonton, AL -- Pawn Shop
11/20/2013 -- Vancouver, BC -- Red Room
11/21/2013 -- Seattle, WA -- El Corazon
11/22/2013 -- Portland, OR -- Hawthorne Theatre
11/23/2013 -- San Francisco, CA -- Slim's
11/24/2013 -- Anaheim, CA -- The Grove
11/26/2013 -- Las Vegas, NV -- LVCS
11/27/2013 -- Tempe, AZ -- Club Red
11/29/2013 -- Salt Lake City, UT-- In the Venue
11/30/2013 -- Denver, CO-- Bluebird Theater
12/1/2013 -- Lawrence, KS -- Granada
12/2/2013 -- Dallas, TX -- Trees
12/3/2013 -- San Antonio, TX -- Backstage Live
12/4/2013 -- Houston, TX -- Scout Bar
12/6/2013 -- Tampa, FL -- Orpheum
12/7/2013 -- Atlanta, GA -- The Masquerade
12/8/2013 -- Louisville , KY -- Diamond Pub and Billiards
12/9/2013 -- Frederick, MD -- Cafe 611

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