Supporting Time to Die, Out Now Via Spinefarm Records
(New York, N.Y.): Here’s huge news that will delight doom fans all over the U.S. English doom haulers Electric Wizard, who are one of the biggest, if not the biggest doom band in the world, will embark on a U.S. tour in 2015. It is the first time that the band will touch down on U.S. soil to tour in 12 years.
Yes, it’s been a long time since Electric Wizard have toured here, but they are decidedly worth the wait.
Support will come from Satan's Satyrs, featuring Wizard bassist Clayton Burgess.
The band will tour in support of Time to Die, their 2014-released opus, which came out via Spinefarm Records and was universally praised as one of the band’s best.
The tour launches March 31 in Philadelphia and runs through April 19 in Los Angeles.
Album drops on February 17
(New York, N.Y.): Highly-acclaimed and much-loved Alaskan band 36 Crazyfists, who have crafted their own unique blend of metal, post-hardcore, metalcore and beyond, have revealed the cover for their new album Time and Trauma, out February 17 via Spinefarm Records. You can view the ominous yet beautiful album artwork above.
Pre-order bundles, featuring various merch items and a limited edition hockey puck, can be purchased here. Also, fans can pre-order the digital album, which includes the instant grat track "Also Am I," here.
36 Crazyfists will also embark on a headline tour of Europe in February 2015. The tour aligns with the international release of their aforementioned sixth album, Time and Trauma, which marks the band's debut for new label Spinefarm Records.
"February can't come soon enough," said frontman Brock Lindow for obvious reasons, being the album release and the tour.
NEW ALBUM OUT IN 2015
Five nutcases. A whole bunch of instruments. The Finnish countryside. All that adds up to Steve 'N' Seagulls. This ragtag crew has been active since 2011, but they hit like a hammer in the summer of 2014, thanks to the popularity of their YouTube videos, which found them offering up S'N'S'ed versions of metal classics like Iron Maiden's "The Trooper" and AC/DC's "Thunderstruck."
The videos have earned praise and coverage from the elite of the metal world, with Guitar World, Revolver, Loudwire, Blabbermouth and Metal Sucks picking up on and writing about their efforts. 'Nuff said.
Now you have the chance to see and hear Steve 'N' Seagulls for yourself, as the band has signed to Spinefarm.
Banjo keeps a rollin' and accordion keeps on burnin'. Your quality of life will probably be greatly improved once you mindmeld with this musical experience. Hold on to your hats and skirts, kids!
Steve 'N' Seagulls are: Pukki Kaalinen on double bass and vocals; Wild Till Hiltunen on accordion, mandolin and Casio; Herman de German on banjo, guitar and vocals; Remmel on vocals, acoustic guitar and mandolin; and Puikkonen on drums, percussions and vocals.
One thing Steve 'N' Seagulls want you to know? They are not a joke act or a novelty.
"It took us about three years to get the sound we were aiming at," the band said of its origins and history. "We wanted to give a new life to songs we grew up with, not just do basic covers, and our agency provided the opportunity. Our agency needed a 'concept band' for theme events in restaurants. Now, we had been doing those kind of gigs before and knew the places to be probably half-empty. Still, it sounded like a fun project, so we took the job. After the first 20-gig tour, we wanted to keep on doing it and they kept on booking us gigs in nightclubs, pubs, cruise boats and such. After replacing our singer, we posted 'The Trooper' video on YouTube simply because we hadn't published anything with the new lineup. Then it just took off somehow. But we aren't complaining!"
Three years of touring in Finland brought the band some local attention. But it was those videos posted on YouTube that have already brought the band further acclaim than it ever imagined. "All of this started out as a much more small-scale operation, but hey, we'll take all we can get!," they said.
The band is working its first album at Studio Bad Mama, which is located at the outskirts of its hometown. The concept is a mixture of S'N'S's love for music and a celebration of childhood idols.
Despite the fun nature of the band, it's not a novelty act, with Steve 'N' Seagulls saying, "Even though we like to have fun with music we also truly take it seriously. That's why we feel that Spinefarm is just the label for us. We've been basically working on songs that we find interesting and what makes us feel good and laugh. It looks like accidentally other people found them interesting too. We're absolutely stunned to be working on our first album with Spinefarm. It's important to us that label is also all about music."
Want another taste of Steve 'N' Seagulls? Have it here, as the band offers up its take on Metallica's epic power ballad "Nothing Else Matters." http://youtu.be/hoprxVHFQTw
BAND BACK IN ACTION AFTER TAKING HIATUS IN 2010 --- NEW ALBUM, THEIR FIRST SINCE 2009, DUE OUT IN 2015
(New York, N.Y.): When Atreyu emerged from their hiatus in 2014, the band was met with fevered excitement from fans and the metal community.
The band played a sold-out-in-minutes warm-up show in its native Orange County, were a featured main stage attraction at both AFTERSHOCK and KNOTFEST, released a new song "So Others May Live" as a free download for fans that immediately propelled Atreyu to trending status on social media, and closed out the year by booking a hometown Christmas show at The Observatory in the O.C.
Now, the band has confirmed even more good news -- its worldwide signing to the Search and Destroy Records imprint as part of the newly-announced joint venture between the label and Raw Power Management and Spinefarm Records.
Atreyu's new album, due out in 2015, will be released through Search and Destroy/Spinefarm.
"We're truly excited for this union," said Atreyu drummer Brandon Saller. "Signing with Spinefarm/Search & Destroy will truly allow us to create without restraint. We are looking forward to the future."
Raw Power's Vice President Matt Ash concurred, saying, "Raw Power is proud to be representing Atreyu for management worldwide and we're very excited to move forward with the guys in this fresh chapter of their career.
"We are beyond excited to welcome Atreyu to the Spinefarm Records roster," said Spinefarm Director of A&R Darren Dalessio. "As one of the pioneering artists of the metalcore movement, it's very exciting to see this new album take shape. The new music they are crafting is nothing short of incredible, and there is a real passion and fire within the band right now that is undeniable. We couldn’t be happier to be a part of this next chapter of Atreyu's already impressive storied career. Expect great things to come in 2015!"
Atreyu, who were one of the key architects of the '00s American metal resurgence, last released an album in 2009 in the form of Congregation of the Damned. While Atreyu simmered on the backburner, the members did other things and flexed different creative muscles during the downtime, but returned to Atreyu earlier this summer.
BAND TO RELEASE LABEL DEBUT TIME AND TRAUMA IN FEBRUARY 2015
(New York, N.Y.): Like a bear native to the Alaskan tundra, 36 Crazyfists have emerged from a four-year recording hibernation and have signed a worldwide deal with Spinefarm Records. The label welcomes the Alaska-originated band, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, to its formidable and expanding roster, which boasts the best in hard rock and heavy metal.
The new album, Time and Trauma, is due out in February 2015.
"We have found a new home at Spinefarm Records and although the label is new to us, some of the staff are old friends and we couldn't be more grateful to unleash the beast that is Time and Trauma with their help," said frontman Brock Lindow. "20 years in and it feels like Spinefarm is a killer home to hang our hats. See you all on the road in 2015!"
Spinefarm Senior Director of Marketing Tim Brennan echoed that sentiment, saying, "We are thrilled to have 36 Crazyfists be part of the growing Spinefarm family! They are a genuine band of brothers that has grinded for 20 years to create a truly committed fanbase. Time and Trauma is an incredible way to begin the next 20 years for the band.”
36 Crazyfists released their debut Bitterness the Star via Roadrunner Records in 2002. The follow up, 2004's A Snow Capped Romance, is largely considered a sleeper classic in the post-hardcore realm. The band also released several additionally beloved albums, including Rest Inside the Flames (2006) via the now-defunct DRT Entertainment, as well as The Tide and Its Takers (2008) and Collisions and Castaways through Ferret Music. Their Spinefarm debut is their first album in four years and their first since Collisions and Castaways, released in 2010.
To celebrate the new label partnership, the band has shared the new song "Also Am I," which is available as a stream. Listen to it here. Please post + share; grab the embed code from the Soundcloud link!
This new song is merely a taste of what is to come.
36 Crazyfists will close out 2014 with a slew of tour dates, including a December anniversary show in their native state. Here's to 20 more years of bringing the rock.
10/31: South Lake Tahoe, CA @ Whiskey Dick's (BDP Halloween Show)
36 CRAZYFISTS WITH SKINLESS:
11/1: Portland, OR @ Ash Street Saloon
11/2: Spokane, WA @ The Hop
11/3: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
11/5: Redding, California @ Bombay's
11/6: Santa Barbara, CA @ Velvet Jones
11/7: San Diego, CA @ Brick by Brick
11/8: Los Angeles, CA @ Los Globos
11/9: Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock Live
11/11: Santa Fe, NM @ Skylight Santa Fe
11/12: Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog Bar
11/13: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar ‘N' Grill
11/14: Tulsa, OK @ Downtown Lounge Tulsa
11/15: Norman, OK @ The Labyrinth
11/16: Wichita, KS @ The Lizards Lounge
11/17: Denver, CO @ The Roxy Theater
11/18: Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theater and Club
11/19: Idaho Falls, ID @ Db's
11/20: Salt Lake City, UT @ Bar Deluxe
11/21: Las Vegas, NV @ Cheyenne Saloon
11/22: Oakland, CA @ The Uptown Nite Club
11/23: Chico, CA @ Lost on Main
36 CRAZYFISTS 20TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW:
12/5: Anchorage, AK @ Chilkoot Charlie's