Archive for May, 2009
HEAVENS BASEMENT HIT THE ROAD WITH BLACK STONE CHERRY AND SHINEDOWN
Fresh off a mammoth UK headline tour, which saw several shows sold out with the rest near-capacity, UK Hard Rock upstarts HEAVENS BASEMENT have announced two great support slots coming up very soon. Both BLACK STONE CHERRY and SHINEDOWN will take the band out on the road, and HB are looking forward to it:
' We are extremely fired up for these upcoming shows with Black Stone Cherry and Shinedown, we have a lot of respect for both bands, we're hitting the road with them right of the back of our recent headline tour which included some killer sold out shows so the Heaven's Basement machine is in full motion! Support slots are always ace as we get a kick out of playing to an audience that doesn't really know us, we thrive off being the underdog!! ''
Catch Heavens Basement at the following shows:
Supporting Black Stone Cherry:
May 31 Sin City Swansea
June 1 Concorde II Brighton
June 2 JB's Dudley
June 3 Cavern Exeter
June 9 ArtsCenter Colchester
June 10 Roadmender Northampton
June 28 P3 Purmerent, Holland
June 29 Rocktemple Kerkrade, Holland
June 30 Hedon Zwolle, Holland
June 16 Electric Ballroom London
June 17 Cockpit Leeds
June 18 Wedgewood Rooms Portsmouth
IMMORTAL – Announce Album Title
Legendary Norwegian Black Metal act IMMORTAL have just announced the title for their upcoming album: “All shall fall”! The recording is done, and the release is expected in autumn via Nuclear Blast. You can also catch Abbath and co. live at the following summer festivals 2009:
June 6 ˆ Sweden Rock (SE)
June 26 ˆ Tuska festival (FI)
June 27- Metalway fest (ES)
Aug 8 ˆ Brutal assault (CZ)
Aug 22 – Rock City (RO)
‘WAR IS THE ANSWER’ : NEW SECOND ALBUM TITLE ANNOUNCED AND RELEASE SET
FOR EARLY AUTUMN ’09 VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS UK…
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH have officially unveiled the title of their upcoming second studio album; ‘War Is The Answer’ will see a late Summer/early Autumn release through Spinefarm Records UK.
Comments band guitarist and main songwriter, Zoltan Bathory:-
“The new record has been co-produced by Kevin Churko, who was heavily involved with Ozzy’s ‘Black Rain’ album, and the plan is for it to be mixed by Randy Staub, whose track record includes Metallica amongst many others …
“In terms of the overall style, I would say that we’ve continued the journey we started on the first album, so there’s a healthy balance of melody and aggression, and as always we concentrated on writing strong metal songs in the traditional sense.
“There’s some epic moments on the record, and there’s some straight-up home-wreckers, too. All I can say is, those who liked our first album are going to LOVE this one!”
FFDP’s debut outing ‘The Way Of The Fist’ has now sold close to 400,000 copies worldwide; it was released in January 2009 via Spinefarm Records UK.
FAILSAFE FINISH NEW VIDEO TO COINCIDE WITH MAMMOTH UK TOUR
romising Preston mob FAILSAFE have completed work on their new video for their new single “A Common Goal”, out July 6th. Produced by director Tim Fox (Kids In Glass Houses, SIkth), “A Common Goal” sees the band draining the colour out of their city while rocking out the song. After the huge success of previous video “Hope” – which saw the band steal a NUMBER ONE SPOT on the MTV2 MySpace charts – the band are confident this new effort will fair as well if not better.
“We absolutely love playing 'A Common Goal' in our set so it makes perfect sense for us to release it as a our next single,” comments singer Jim Norris. “Tim has managed to capture a different vibe altogether in the footage. He had a strong vision of what he wanted to achieve in this video and I think he's managed it amazingly. The guy is awesome at animation too and in some parts it looks like we're rocking out in the middle of Metal Gear Solid or something! The visuals tie in well with the artwork to our latest record, with lots of light trails, darkess and light, and in a lot of respects is completely contrasting to the first video, which is only a good thing in my opinion.”
“A Common Goal” should hit the small screens just around the time the band set of for a run of dates to support the new single. Says Jim; “Our headline tour plans for June have turned out to look great, and we're all stoked to get back on English turf again. We get to play some cool events this summer too like Face down and Ghost fest, which will give us the exposure we've been working hard for and need right now. I'm urging Failsafe fans to come out and show their faces on this next stretch of gigs, we're hitting up some venues we've never played in before so it would be amazing to get rowdy and rock it up with you all! See you on the road, all of you!
Catch Failsafe at the following shows:
Fri 5 UK, London Scala* Club Night
Mon 8 UK, London Barfly (supporting Dead By April)
Thur 18 UK, Exeter Caver Club
Fri 19 UK, Soutampton Joiners
Sat 20 UK, Brighton Freebutt
Mon 22 UK, Guildford Boileroom
Tue 23 UK, Bristol The Croft
Wed 24 UK, Birmingham Academy 3
Thur 25 UK, Peterborough Club Revolution
Fri 26 UK, Derby The Royal
Sat 27 UK, Nottingham Rock City
Sun 28 UK, Leeds GHOSTFEST
Tue 30 UK, Preston Mad Ferret
Wed 1 UK, Leeds Cockpit 3
Thur 2 UK, Newcastle Academy 2
Fri 3 UK, Edinburgh GRV
Sun 5 UK, Glasgow Ivory Black
Mon 6 UK, Manchester Satans Hallow
Tue 7 UK, York Fibbers
Thur 9 UK, Oxford Academy 3
Fri 10 UK, Northampton Roadmender
Mon 13 UK, London Barfly
“A Common Goal” is released via Small Town Records on July 6th
Look out for more summer dates coming soon!
MINDLESS SELF INDULGENCE Guitarist, Steve, Righ? is a Father!
“We'd like to congratulate Mindless Self Indulgence guitarist, Steve, Righ? and his partner Lucinda on the birth of their daughter, Violet, last week. Steve would like to thank everyone for the kind messages he and Lucinda have been receiving, and will get around to reading all of them as soon as the baby poopy tidal wave ebbs a bit.”
MINDLESS SELF INDULGENCE is:
Jimmy Urine (vocals)
Steve, Righ? (guitars)
MINDLESS SELF INDULGENCE on the web:
SUFFOCATION – NEW SONG ON MYSPACE
New York extreme death metallers Suffocation have uploaded a new song on their completely revised Myspace Page. The New song “Cataclysmic Purification“ is taken from the forthcoming album “Blood Oath“ which will be released via Nuclear Blast on July 6th.
Listen to the song on www.myspace.com/suffocation
HARDCORE SUPERSTAR – third “Beg For It“ video trailer online!
Swedish street metallers HARDCORE SUPERSTAR have just posted the third of three video trailers for their upcoming new album “Beg For It“. Check out a few tunes from the new album and get info about the lyrics from the right source, drummer & mainman Adde himself: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjzE0NfmC8o
“Beg For It“ will be released on June 8th via Nuclear Blast Records (except for Scandinavia & Asia).
SWASHBUCKLE – video premieres on MySpace + another new track online!
AVAST, YE DIRTY OL’ SCALLYWAGS! Prepare your peg-leg for some heavy dancing – the video for SWASHBUCKLEs “Cruise Ship Terror“ premieres today on MySpace – check it out at: http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=575…
New Jerseys pirate thrash armada SWASHBUCKLE also just posted another brand new song on their MySpace profile! Surf to www.myspace.com/swashbuckle and check out the brand new song “Scurvy Back“ as well as “Cruise Ship Terror“ – both coming off SWASHBUCKLE’s Nuclear Blast debut “Back To The Noose“ due on July 27th!
BEHEMOTH – unveils new album artwork + release date announced!
Polish black/death tank BEHEMOTH will release their newest album “Evangelion” on August 10th via Nuclear Blast in Europe. Check out the cover artwork attached! (Please let me know if you need the cover in hi-res!)
“Evangelion combines a pure art form with a direct message. It was also important for us to ensure that the graphical presentation did justice to the record. Again, we have worked with Tomasz Danilowicz who has created his best illustration yet for BEHEMOTH. The picture is of The Great Harlot of Babylon riding the seven-headed beast. Saints bow before her in worship whilst the tablets of the Ten Commandments lie broken at her feet. It represents our vision and the interpretation of the New Testament parable where the “Whore of Babylon” is a symbol of rebellion and resistance against God. I am fascinated by stories whose source lies in the Bible and we have used biblical symbolism, coupled with my own experience and outlook, in our lyrics or on the covers of previous Behemoth records. I love to juggle with meanings and play around with symbolism which is exactly what I have done in this case. The main character of our new cover is an archetype of disobedience, individualism, self-determination and a free, unfettered will – these are universal keywords which are typical and crucial in understanding the character of our works, life as a whole and the true nature of man.” Commented Nergal.
Finnish Pelimanni-Metallers KORPIKLAANI have uploaded a brand new song from their forthcoming album “Karkelo” out on June 26th through Nuclear Blast.
Listen to “Vodka” on the band´s MySpace page www.myspace.com/korpiklaani
“Vodka” is available as download or a physical single exclusively in Finland as well as at the Nuclear Blast Mailorder.
Buy download here: www.nuclearblast-musicshop.de
Buy exclusive single here: http://www.nuclearblast.de/showShopProductDetail.php?artikelnummer=16065…
Releasedate: June 1st