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SONIC SYNDICATE – to shoot new video!

Swedish modern rock / metal superstars SONIC SYNDICATE are about to shoot a video for the next single “My Own Life”, off their highly anticipated new album “We Rule The Night”! The shooting will take place next week with critically acclaimed director/producer Patric Ullaeus!

Commented the band:

“Lights, camera, action!

Once again we're about to team up with Patric Ulleus over at Revolver Films to film our 2nd video off our upcoming album “We Rule The Night”! My Own Life which is the first ballad on the album is about Its realization of both how negative and perfect the world can be. Its a longing look at the past, how life exists now and most importantly the potential of the future so we're really looking forward to create this little movie to share with the world.”

Expect a trailer for the video clip SOON!

Until then, check out the clip for the first single off “We Rule The Night, “Revolution, Baby!”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vUAamZQndI

“We Rule The Night” is due on August 30, 2010 via Nuclear Blast!

Sonic Syndicate perform at Download Festival 11th – 13th June and Metal Hammers Golden Gods Awards 14th June

www.sonicsyndicate.com | www.myspace.com/sonicsyndicate | www.nuclearblast.de/sonicsyndicate

KATAKLYSM – complete new album

KATAKLYSM recently wrapped up recording “Heaven’s Venom” – the follow-up to 2008’s “Prevail” – which will be released on August 20th in Europe and August 24th in North America. “Heaven’s Venom” was recorded by KATAKLYSM guitarist J-F Dagenais and is currently being mixed by Tue Madsen (The Haunted, Mnemic, Dark Tranquillity):

“It’s done!”, commented guitarist Jean-François Dagenais. “The recording for our new album “Heaven’s Venom” is complete. Everything you wish for in a KATAKLYSM album is here and some unexpected musical adventures as well. Everyone here has given 150% of themselves! As KATAKLYSM turns twenty next year we want to be remembered as the band who never gave up, and faced the odds. This explosive slab of metal will lead scene for future conquests and not be forgotten ever. The music, the vocals and the production are all top notch. The mix is in the hands of Tue Madsen as we speak and we have full confidence in him. He did a wonderful job on our “In The Arms of Devastation” album, so be prepared! “Heaven’s Venom” will be out August 23rd.

Some tentative song titles appearing on the album include “Soul Made of Shrapnel”, “Blind Savior”, “Hail the Renegade” and “Push the Venom”.

www.kataklysm.swizcorp.com www.myspace.com/kataklysm

EQUILIBRIUM – post second “Rekreatur” album trailer!

German pagan/folk metal veterans EQUILIBRIUM just posted the second video trailer for their upcoming masterpiece “Rekreatur”!

Check out the flick at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pevc-LP55Fk

A whole bunch of brand new songs can be streamed at www.myspace.com/equilibrium !

“Rekreatur” marks the bands first album to feature new singer Robse who stepped in as permanent replacement for long time frontman Helge Stang. The record will be issued on June 21 via Nuclear Blast!

www.equilibrium-metal.net | www.myspace.com/equilibrium | www.nuclearblast.de/equilibrium

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_1v_vtoZy8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pevc-LP55Fk

BROTHER OF FORMER NIGHTWISH FRONTWOMAN TARJA TAKES OVER CELESTY VOCAL DUTIES AND BAND CONFIRM UK TOUR…

Celesty now have a new frontman, with previous singer Antti Railio having recently been replaced by Tony Turunen – brother of former Nightwish frontwoman, Tarja.
Celesty’s latest offering, ‘Vendetta’, came out in 2009, and saw the six heading deep into symphonic / progressive rock territory, with tracks such as ‘Lord (Of This Kingdom)’, ‘Like Warriors’ and first video ‘Fading Away’ showing that musical ambition doesn’t have to lead to any loss of power.

The Finnish sextet will open the forthcoming ‘Boneshakers 2010 Tour’; a run of five UK shows, alongside epic heavy metal (Finnish five-piece KIUAS) and authentic folk metal (Estonian quartet Metsatöll)

KIUAS, who have played in the UK on a number of occasions, including an appearance at the Bloodstock Open Air Festival plus a full run of dates with Firewind, will headline all of the shows, with Metsatöll providing the meat in the middle, and Celesty (who have also featured on the Bloodstock bill) opening the bill.

The tour marks the first time that three acts signed to the Spinefarm label will embark on a series of UK shows in tandem.

The full list of UK dates is as follows:-

OCTOBER
20th – Wrexham, Central Station
22nd – Sheffield, Corporation
23rd – Glasgow, Ivory Blacks
24th – Nottingham, Basement
26th – London, Underworld

http://www.celesty.net
http://www.spinefarmrecords.co.uk | http://www.myspace.com/spinefarmrecordsuk

posted by richard
Thursday, May 27, 2010

SOILWORK ­ post bonus DVD trailer incl. bonus track snippet!

SOILWORK – post bonus DVD trailer incl. bonus track snippet!

wedish modern metal heroes SOILWORK just posted a trailer for the bonus DVD of their upcoming album “The Panic Broadcast”. The clip also contains a snippet of the bonus track “Sweet Demise” which be included on the limited digipack version of the album.

View the trailer at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzVqtkP4DaM

“The Panic Broadcast” marks the bands first album to feature original guitarist, songwriter & producer Peter Wichers since his return to the band in 2008 after a 3 year hiatus and is set to be unleashed on July 2, 2010 via Nuclear Blast!

www.soilwork.org | www.myspace.com/soilwork | www.nuclearblast.de/soilwork

SOILWORK ARE AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEWS!

“The Panic Broadcast” is the first SOILWORK album to feature original guitarist, songwriter & producer Peter Wichers since his return to the band in 2008 after a 3 year hiatus!!

The album is due on July 5, 2010!

Björn “Speed” Strid – Vocals
Mondays – Fridays
13.00 – 19.00

Dirk Verbeuren – Drums
Mondays – Wednesdays & Fridays
17.00 – 19.00 CET

Peter Wichers – Guitars
Monday & Thursdays
from 15.00 CET on

YouTube – Videos from this email
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzVqtkP4DaM&feature=youtube_gdata

SPINEFARM RECORDS TAKES TO THE ROAD FOR THE ‘BONESHAKERS 2010’ UK TOUR

Kiuas, Metsatöll + Celesty confirm run of nationwide shows together…

FOR THE first time in the label’s history, three acts signed to the Spinefarm label will embark on a series of UK shows in tandem, flying the flag for epic heavy metal (Finnish five-piece KIUAS), authentic folk metal ( Estonian quartet Metsatöll) & dramatic power metal (Finnish sextet Celesty).
KIUAS, who have played in the UK on a number of occasions, including an appearance at the Bloodstock Open Air Festival plus a full run of dates with Firewind, will headline all of the shows, with Metsatöll providing the meat in the middle, and Celesty (who have also featured on the Bloodstock bill) opening the bill.
KIUAS recently released their latest album, ‘Lustdriven’, supported by the single/video ‘Of Love, Lust & Human Nature’, following hard on the heels of ‘Aio’ – Metsatöll‘s first release for the Spinefarm label.

Celesty’s latest offering, ‘Vendetta’, came out in 2009, and saw the six heading deep into symphonic / progressive rock territory, with tracks such as ‘Lord (Of This Kingdom)’, ‘Like Warriors’ and first video ‘Fading Away’ showing that musical ambition doesn’t have to lead to any loss of power. Latest news from the camp is that the band now have a new frontman, with previous singer Antti Railio having recently been replaced by Tony Turunen – brother of former Nightwish frontwoman, Tarja.
The full list of UK dates is as follows:-

OCTOBER
20th – Wrexham, Central Station
22nd – Sheffield, Corporation
23rd – Glasgow, Ivory Blacks
24th – Nottingham, Basement
26th – London, Underworld

http://www.kiuas.net | http://www.metsatoll.ee | http://www.celesty.net http://www.spinefarmrecords.co.uk | http://www.myspace.com/spinefarmrecordsuk

posted by richard
Wednesday, May 26, 2010

DEATHSTARS ­ want you to remix their songs + UK Tour In June

DEATHSTARS – want you to remix their songs!

Night Electric Night – Platinum Edition

Celebrating a decade of deadly rock – ten years of DEATHSTARS. Now you’ve got the chance to be a part of the band

Yes, for ten years DEATHSTARS have enjoyed a constantly growing and simply amazing hardcore following of die hard-fans – which few bands can even relate to – and now the boys of destruction want to show you all how hard they die for the students of darkness. Therefore, they’ll now give you the chance to write music together with the band.

Now, in the year 2010, it’s been ten years of dark explosive depravity. Looking back, it was just minutes before witching hour on new year’s eve 1999 that Nightmare and Whiplasher sat down and decided to start a band which was totally over the top; a band with no barriers – mixing everything from pop to black metal. The idea was to make something unique; a band with no strings attached to any genre; a mix between darkness, sex, power and guitars; a forum where songs were the important thing (and good looks). A sophisticated plan where the songs were the essence – not the obligations to be a part of a scene. They simply wanted to do something that was inspiring, for themselves as well as the crowd. Something new. They decided to call it Deathstars. Anyway…

Let’s celebrate ten years of Scandinavian darkness

This is it: The band will release a special edition of Night Electric Night featuring over 60 minutes of unreleased material including songs that didn't make it on the albums, the very first Deathstars demo from 2000 and a fresh batch of unreleased remixes done by some of the coolest people in the scene. This edition reaches out to all the people that have made the band to who they are today. On this unique feature they want your personal interpretations of three chosen songs, and the winners will be presented and released on the jubilée-album. The band gives YOU the opportunity to remix DEATHSTARS’ songs!

The hits of choice are one from each album:

1. The New Dead Nation – Synthetic Generation
2. The Last Ammunition – Termination Bliss
3. The Fuel Ignites – Night Electric Night

Commented Whiplasher: ”Choose wisely, boys and girls. It’s a once in a lifetime chance. Hard and intelligent work will be rewarded, so put your heart into it (but we are of course open for generous bribes). We wish you the best of luck.
Me, Night, Skinny, Cat and Bone will sit down as the jury itself and listen through everything that get sent to us, and choose the winners. The best remixes will be featured on the exclusive release ’Night Electric Night – Platinum Edition’ out on Nuclear Blast 2010. We are very delighted to finally be able to give our fans the opportunity to be a true part of the band and of the anniversary-album.

Ask not what Deathglam can do for you, ask what you can do for Deathglam.

The fans are the band. We are you. Now go to work!”

/Whiplasher Bernadotte

To download multi track versions of the songs & send your edits go to: http://www.deathstars.net/remix/remixsignup.html

Deathstars tour the UK in June:

19 Jun 2010 O2 Academy Islington London, GB
20 Jun 2010 O2 Academy 2 Birmingham, UK
21 Jun 2010 O2 Academy 2 Liverpool, UK
22 Jun 2010 O2 Academy 2 Newcastle, UK
23 Jun 2010 O2 ABC Glasgow, UK

www.deathstars.net | www.myspace.com/deathstars | www.nuclearblast.de/deathstars

posted by richard
Tuesday, May 25, 2010

CHIMAIRA Return To The UK

Cleveland metal maulers CHIMAIRA have announced their return to the UK. Guitarist Rob Arnold checks in to tell us:

“Well I hope that you UK fans are as excited to see us as we are you this coming October! Our last trip over with Trivium was absolutely fantastic, and we can't wait to do it again while holding the reigns. This time around we'll be playing a longer set with beefed up production, and we'll treat each show as our last as we close out The Infection touring cycle. Its been a crazy ride over the last year, and we're happy that our last stop will land with our loyal friends in the UK. Grab your tickets NOW, and don't forget to let everyone know that Chimaira is coming back to TERRORIZE this October!! See you soon!”

CHIMAIRA ON TOUR IN THE UK

9/30/10 BRISTOL / ACADEMY 2 UK
10/2/10 BELFAST / STIFF KITTEN IRELAND
10/3/10 DUBLIN / ACADEMY 2 IRELAND
10/5/10 COLCHESTER / ARTS CENTRE UK
10/6/10 NORWICH / WATERFRONT UK
10/7/10 PORTSMOUTH /WEDGEWOOD ROOMS UK
10/8/10 STOKE / SUGAR MILL UK
10/9/10 LEEDS /COCKPIT UK
10/10/10 MANCESTER / ACADEMY 3 UK
10/12/10 ABERDEEN / WAREHOUSE UK
10/13/10 GLASGOW / KING TUTS UK
10/14/10 LIVERPOOL / ACADEMY 2 UK
10/15/10 LONDON / BORDERLINE UK
10/16/10 LONDON / BORDERLINE UK
10/17/10 OXFORD / ACADEMY 2 UK

www.myspace.com/chimaira

posted by richard
Tuesday, May 25, 2010

SONISPHERE – DAY SPLITS ANNOUNCED

* DAY SPLITS ANNOUNCED *

* SINGLE DAY TICKETS TO GO ON SALE 9am TUESDAY MAY 25th *

SONISPHERE FESTIVAL KNEBWORTH boasts exclusive headline appearances from IRON MAIDEN and RAMMSTEIN, plus Friday night headliner ALICE COOPER, IGGY & THE STOOGES, SLAYER, ANTHRAX, PENDULUM and more – with over 140 bands set to play – many of whom you will only see at KNEBWORTH this summer. With a wealth of musical, comedic and other entertaining talent on offer, plus FREE MUSIC DOWNLOADS for every ticket holder, the £132.50 weekend ticket price – which unlike most festivals carries NO BOOKING FEE – is hands down the best value for money out there. Now SONISPHERE reveals the details of each day’s line up, as day tickets – for those who can’t handle a whole weekend’s worth of fantastic entertainment – go on sale.

Although there are still many bands to be announced, the line up so far will appear as follows. On the APOLLO and SATURN stages – where there will be no clashes, ensuring you can see every band on the two main stages – acts are listed from headliner to opener. On the remaining stages, bands are listed alphabetically (with BOHEMIA headliners on top).

FRIDAY 30th JULY – from 6pm

The party gets started at BOHEMIA, where BIZARRE will be hosting an evening of alternative cabaret and entertainment, to get everyone in the appropriate Rocky Horror mood that will be the evening’s theme. With loads of bands scheduled, plus Friday night headliner ALICE COOPER and his Theatre Of Death closing the evening, the first day at KNEBWORTH promises to be an unforgettable one. Look out for full details of the entertainment on offer coming soon.

SATURN STAGE
Alice Cooper
Europe
Turisas
Delain

BOHEMIA STAGE
Terrorvision
65daysofstatic
Bigelf
Black Spiders
Fastway
Sylosis

JAGERMEISTER STAGE
March Of The Raptors
Throats

BOWTIME BAR STAGE
And So I Watch You From Afar
Chickenhawk
Deaf Havana
Failsafe

RED BULL BEDROOM JAM STAGE
Fei Comodo
Lower Than Atlantis

SATURDAY 31ST JULY – FROM 11.15AM

The first full day of SONISPHERE kicks off with FAMILY FORCE 5 opening the APOLLO stage, and sees exclusive appearances from APOCALYPTICA, ANTHRAX, MOTLEY CRUE, LACUNA COIL, PLACEBO and PAPA ROACH, plus a very special set from THERAPY?, who will play their “Troublegum” album in it’s entirety. Headliners RAMMSTEIN make their debut UK festival appearance, giving UK fans their first opportunity to see the German legends outdoors – where there is plenty of room for the enormous amount of pyro they have planned for this exclusive UK show.

APOLLO STAGE
Rammstein
Placebo
Papa Roach
Anthrax
Lacuna Coil
Family Force 5

SATURN STAGE
Motley Crue
Skunk Anansie
Apocalyptica
Fear Factory
Soulfly
Sabaton

BOHEMIA STAGE
Gallows
Evile
Heavens Basement
Katatonia
Polar Bear Club
Renegades
Sick Of It All
Therapy? Playing Troublegum

Comedy from Tim Minchin and Andrew O Neill hosted by Jarred Christmas with more TBC

JAGERMEISTER STAGE
Audrey Horne
The Casino Brawl

BOWTIME BAR STAGE
All Forgotten
Bow And Arrow
Bury Tomorrow
Cars On Fire
Inme
Kellermensch
Rinoa
While She Sleeps

RED BULL BEDROOM JAM STAGE
Blitz Kids
Little Fish

SUNDAY 1ST AUGUST

More exclusive festival appearances from the likes of ALICE IN CHAINS, SLAYER, DIR EN GREY, CKY, BRING ME THE HORIZON, THE CULT, IGGY & THE STOOGES and many more will warm us up for the ultimate way to close such a great weekend. Hot off a lengthy tour of North America, Metal titans IRON MAIDEN will bring their spectacular new stage show to KNEBWORTH for their only UK appearance of 2010, delivering a set spanning all of their illustrious career, even including the live UK premier of a song from their forthcoming new studio album, “The Final Frontier”.

APOLLO STAGE
Iron Maiden
Pendulum
Alice In Chains
Slayer
Skindred
Madina Lake

SATURN STAGE
Iggy And The Stooges
The Cult
Bring Me The Horizon
Dir En Grey
CKY

BOHEMIA STAGE
Funeral For a Friend
80’s Matchbox B-Line Disaster
Fightstar
Karnivool
Municipal Waste
Rise To Remain
Rollins
The Union
Comedy from Sean Hughes and more TBC, hosted by Jarred Christmas

JAGERMEISTER STAGE
Boys With Xray Eyes
Slaves To Gravity

BOWTIME BAR STAGE
Bendal Interlude
Firebug
The Ghost Of a Thousand
Inner City Dwellers
Me Vs Hero
Tek One
The Worldonfire
The Xcerts

RED BULL BEDROOM JAM STAGE
After The Ordeal

Day tickets will be priced at £40 for the Friday, and £65 each day for Saturday and Sunday, and will go on sale at 9am Tuesday 25th May at www.sonispherefestivals.com and usual outlets.

SONISPHERE takes place at KNEBWORTH HOUSE July 30th – August 1st 2010

Tickets for SONISPHERE KNEBWORTH are on sale now at www.sonispherefestivals.com – with a full weekend ticket going for just £132.50, no booking fee and a host of exclusive performances there is no better value for UK Festival Fans this summer!

Band Line up so far:

IRON MAIDEN **
RAMMSTEIN *
65DAYSOFSTATIC
AFTER THE ORDEAL
ALICE COOPER *
ALICE IN CHAINS **
ALL FORGOTTEN
AND SO I WATCH YOU FROM AFAR
ANTHRAX *
APOCALYPTICA *
AUDREY HORNE
THE BENDAL INTERLUDE
BIGELF
BLACK SPIDERS
BLITZ KIDS
BOYS WITH X RAY EYES
BOW AND ARROW
BRING ME THE HORIZON *
BURY TOMORROW
CARS ON FIRE
THE CASINO BRAWL
CHICKENHAWK
CKY *
THE CULT *
DEAF HAVANA
DELAIN *
DIR EN GREY *
THE EIGHTIES MATCHBOX B-LINE DISASTER
EUROPE
EVILE
FAILSAFE
FAMILY FORCE 5
FASTWAY
FEAR FACTORY
FEI COMODO
FIGHTSTAR
FIREBUG
FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND
GALLOWS
THE GHOST OF A THOUSAND
HEAVEN’S BASEMENT
HENRY ROLLINS (SPOKEN WORD) *
IGGY & THE STOOGES *
INME
KARNIVOOL *
KATATONIA
KELLERMENSCH
LACUNA COIL *
LITTLE FISH
LOWER THAN ATLANTIS
MADINA LAKE
MARCH OF THE RAPTORS
ME VS HERO
MÖTLEY CRÜE **
MUNICIPAL WASTE
PAPA ROACH *
PENDULUM
PLACEBO *
POLAR BEAR CLUB
RENEGADES
RINOA
RISE TO REMAIN
SABATON *
SICK OF IT ALL
SKUNK ANANSIE
SLAVES TO GRAVITY
SLAYER *
SOULFLY
SYLOSIS
TEK ONE
TERRORVISION
THERAPY? **
THROATS
TURISAS
THE UNION
WHILE SHE SLEEPS
THEWORLDONFIRE
THE XCERTS

** Only UK performance of 2010
* Exclusive UK Festival Performance

Comedy Line Up So Far:

ANDREW O’NEILL
JARRED CHRISTMAS
SEAN HUGHES
TIM MINCHIN

Tickets available from www.sonispherefestivals.com

*******ENDS******

Music Press: Adam Sagir adam@thenoisecartel.com 020 8202 4314
Music Radio/TV: Nelly Liger nelly@thenoisecartel.com 020 8202 4314
All news media: Dan Walsh dan.walsh@ideageneration.co.uk 020 7749 6850

BACKGROUND NOTES
Having established itself as the “Best New Festival” at the 2009 UK Festival Awards and holding six out of eight of the nominations for the forthcoming “Best New Festival” category at the European Festival Awards, SONISPHERE FESTIVAL moves forward proudly with the announcement of their phenomenal 2010 headliners. Last year’s SONISPHERE saw 300,000 music fans attend six festivals across the continent, taking in The Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Sweden, Finland, and the UK. Boasting a line-up covering a truly broad spectrum of the rock scene, headliners Metallica led a diverse collection of acts from country to country including Slipknot, Lamb Of God, Anthrax, Linkin Park, The Prodigy, The Hives and many more, to make the inaugural tour a huge success.

This year, SONISPHERE expands to eleven events with headliners including Iron Maiden, Metallica, and Rammstein. With an extremely impressive line up already shaping up across all eleven shows, this groundbreaking travelling rock circus is set to be an even bigger success in 2010, as it solidifies its position as the world’s leading rock festival series.

posted by richard
Monday, May 24, 2010

HELLYEAH Set To Release Second Album "Stampede" on June 28th

HELLYEAH

Metal Supergroup set to release second studio album, ‘Stampede’, on June 28th via Spinefarm Records UK…

HELLYEAH, the US five-piece featuring members of Pantera, Mudvayne, Nothingface & Damageplan, will have their second/latest studio album ‘Stampede’ released on Spinefarm Records UK on June 28th 2010.

Produced by drummer Vinnie Paul (Pantera/Damageplan) and engineer Sterling Winfield, the record features 11 brand new studio numbers, including lead track ‘Cowboy Way’, first single/video ‘Hell Of A Time’ and the teasingly titled ‘Pole Dancer’.

Formed in 2006, HY – completed by frontman Chad Gray & guitarist Greg Tribbett (Mudvayne), guitarist Tom Maxwell (Nothingface) & bassist Bob Zilla (Damageplan) – enjoyed considerable Stateside success with their debut 2007 outing, simply titled ‘HELLYEAH’; driven forward by tracks such as ‘You Wouldn’t Know’ & ‘Alcohaulin’ Ass’, both major US hits, the album smashed its way into the Billboard Top 10, going on to sell in excess of 365,000 copies in America alone.

And now comes ‘Stampede’, available across a variety of formats (including double coloured vinyl plus a limited edition with branded bull’s head!), this time supported by an extensive European touring plan that will see the five playing a number of festivals, including a main-stage appearance at Download in the UK on June 12th, before returning in the Autumn for a major run of headline dates.

They will also be playing live at this year’s prestigious Metal Hammer Awards (June 14th), followed by a headline show at King’s College in London (June 15th), driving an outsize 18-wheeler across the middle ground between the Southern rock of Skynyrd on the one side and the party groove of prime-time Van Halen on the other. Iconically American they may be, but they’re happy for anyone, anywhere to join in with the fun…

“Y’know, I couldn't wait to write this record,” explains Chad. “I can't wait for our fans to hear it, and I definitely can't wait to hit the f**king stage and play it! 'Stampede' represents every emotion that you've ever had and everything that screams HELLYEAH. There's no smoke and mirrors with what we are. What you see is what you get. And what you get is five guys bringin' it, a head full of music, bleeding ears and most likely … drunk!”

www.hellyeahband.com | www.myspace.com/hellyeah
www.spinefarmrecordsuk.com | www.myspace.com/spinefarmrecordsuk

posted by richard
Friday, May 21, 2010

KILLING JOKE – "In Excelsis" EP Set For June 21st Release

NEW ‘IN EXCELSIS’ EP SET FOR RELEASE ON JUNE 21st 2010 VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS UK; ‘XIII: FEAST OF FOOLS’ STUDIO ALBUM TO FOLLOW ON SEPT 6th

KILLING JOKE will have an EP of brand new material released on June 21st 2010 via Spinefarm Records UK.

Titled the ‘In Excelsis’ EP, the record will be exclusively available as a double coloured vinyl 10” from online UK retailer What Records (www.whatrecords.co.uk); a CD version of the EP – complete with bonus dub Remix – will also be included with the package, and there will be a separate digital format, too. If purchased via iTunes, the latter will come complete with a short protest film titled ‘Urban Primitive’, filmed by KJ bassist Youth back in 2004 and showing the award-winning producer as he creates a spontaneous work of art somewhere in London’s Chelsea area, on the banks of the Thames. The soundbed to the film will be a Remix of a new KJ track by Justin Broadrick from Godflesh.

The full list of tracks spread across the formats is as follows:-

‘In Excelsis’

‘Endgame’

‘Kali Yuga’

‘Ghost Of Ladbroke Grove’

‘Ghost Of Ladbroke Grove’ (Dub Remix by Clive Goddard) (bonus CD track)

ALL OF these songs are taken from the sessions for the forthcoming KJ album ‘XIII: Feast Of Fools’, but it has yet to be decided whether they will feature in the final track-listing.

‘XIII: Feast Of Fools’ has been produced by the band & Youth and engineered/ mixed by Clive Goddard at studios in London, Prague and Spain; Clive Goddard has worked with Youth on a number of high-profile projects.

‘XIII: Feast Of Fools’ marks the 30th Anniversary for Killing Joke, and is the first time the original line-up has worked together in 28 years.

UK shows are lined up for October 2010:-

15th – Picture House, Edinburgh

16th – Hammersmith Apollo, London

http://www.killingjoke.com | http://www.myspace.com/killingjokeofficial

http://www.spinefarmrecordsuk.com | http://www.myspace.com/spinefarmrecordsuk

* SKINDRED RETURN TO SONISPHERE *

* 65DAYSOFSTATIC, BLACK SPIDERS, FASTWAY & SYLOSIS JOIN BOHEMIA STAGE *

* AUDREY HORNE, BOYS WITH X RAY EYES, THE CASINO BRAWL, MARCH OF THE RAPTORS, SLAVES TO GRAVITY, THROATS FOR JAGERMEISTER STAGE *

* AFTER THE ORDEAL, BLITZ KIDS, FEI COMODO, LITTLE FISH,
LOWER THAN ATLANTIS, CARS ON FIRE & THE XCERTS & ADDED TO LINE UP *

* SOULFLY EXCLUSIVE ALBUM STREAM *

* ALICE COOPER BRINGS THEATRE OF DEATH TO KNEBWORTH *

SONISPHERE FESTIVAL KNEBWORTH boasts exclusive headline appearances from IRON MAIDEN and RAMMSTEIN, plus a host of incredible talent such as IGGY & THE STOOGES, SLAYER, ANTHRAX, ALICE COOPER, PENDULUM and more – many of whom you will only see at KNEBWORTH this summer. Now, SONISPHERE has announced a further 18 acts, a mix of established favourites and up and coming names from the world of rock. With a wealth of musical, comedic and other entertaining talent on offer, plus FREE MUSIC DOWNLOADS for every ticket holder, the £132.50 weekend ticket price – which unlike most festivals carries NO BOOKING FEE – is hands down the best value for money out there.

First up, Welsh Ragga-Punks SKINDRED return to KNEBWORTH with their exciting blend of metal, punk, rap and reggae. Truly unique, their ability to get everyone in their vicinity moving everywhere they play is testament to the quality of a SKINDRED live show. Frontman BENJI WEBBE says:

“Sonisphere is gonna be massive and so rockin this year! People best be ready for the most metal, messy, mash up moment of the UK's festival in 2 towzen and 10…tell dem Benji Dred said so!!!”

Over on BOHEMIA, additions come in the form of post rock instrumentalists 65DAYSOF STATIC, hotly tipped rockers BLACK SPIDERS, Reading thrash heroes SYLOSIS, and a special appearance from ex-Motorhead guitarist Fast Eddie Clark’s FASTWAY.

On the new-look JAGERMEISTER stage, we can confirm appearances from hardcore grind-punks THROATS, Welsh noise-makers THE BOYS WITH XRAY EYES, harcore rock-types THE CASINO BRAWL, metallic hardcore merchants MARCH OF THE RAPTORS, hard-rock grungers SLAVES TO GRAVITY and Norwegian hard-rockers AUDREY HORNE.

Additions on the RED BULL JAM stage come in the form of progressive scream-rockers AFTER THE ORDEAL, northern alt-rockers BLITZ KIDS, the simply stunning FEI COMODO, rock duo LITTLE FISH and melodic hardcore heroes LOWER THAN ATLANTIS, while on the STRONGBOW BOWTIME BAR stage, alternative rock types CARS ON FIRE and power-pop rockers THE XCERTS join the line-up.

In other news, ALICE COOPER has revealed he will be bringing his Theatre Of Death to KNEBWORTH as part of the Rocky Horror themed party on the Friday. Once again proving that he is truly indestructible, expect an ausio-visual treat as ALICE dishes out torture and fights off death by hanging, impaling, strangulation and all manner of gruesome visuals, while delivering classic such as “Hey Stoopid”, “Schools Out” and “Poison”.

SONISPHERE are also hosting an exclusive stream of the forthcoming SOULFLY album “Omen”, released via Roadrunner Records on 24th May. From 10am on Thurs 20th May, “Omen” will be available to hear in it’s entirety at www.sonispherefestivals.com – check it out for a taste of what to expect at their set at KNEBWORTH.

SONISPHERE takes place at KNEBWORTH HOUSE July 30th – August 1st 2010

Tickets for SONISPHERE KNEBWORTH are on sale now at www.sonispherefestivals.com – with a full weekend ticket going for just £132.50, no booking fee and a host of exclusive performances there is no better value for UK Festival Fans this summer!

Band Line up so far:

IRON MAIDEN **
RAMMSTEIN *
65DAYSOFSTATIC
AFTER THE ORDEAL
ALICE COOPER *
ALICE IN CHAINS **
ALL FORGOTTEN
ANTHRAX *
APOCALYPTICA *
AUDREY HORNE
THE BENDAL INTERLUDE
BIGELF
BLACK SPIDERS
BLITZ KIDS
BOYS WITH X RAY EYES
BOW AND ARROW
BRING ME THE HORIZON *
BURY TOMORROW
CARS ON FIRE
THE CASINO BRAWL
CHICKENHAWK
CKY *
THE CULT *
DEAF HAVANA
DELAIN *
DIR EN GREY *
THE EIGHTIES MATCHBOX B-LINE DISASTER
EUROPE
EVILE
FAILSAFE
FAMILY FORCE 5
FASTWAY
FEAR FACTORY
FEI COMODO
FIGHTSTAR
FIREBUG
FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND
GALLOWS
THE GHOST OF A THOUSAND
HEAVEN’S BASEMENT
HENRY ROLLINS (SPOKEN WORD) *
IGGY & THE STOOGES *
INME
KARNIVOOL *
KATATONIA
KELLERMENSCH
LACUNA COIL *
LITTLE FISH
LOWER THAN ATLANTIS
MADINA LAKE
MARCH OF THE RAPTORS
ME VS HERO
MÖTLEY CRÜE **
MUNICIPAL WASTE
PAPA ROACH *
PENDULUM
PLACEBO *
POLAR BEAR CLUB
RENEGADES
RINOA
RISE TO REMAIN
SABATON *
SICK OF IT ALL
SKUNK ANANSIE
SLAVES TO GRAVITY
SLAYER *
SOULFLY
SYLOSIS
TEK ONE
TERRORVISION
THERAPY? **
THROATS
TURISAS
THE UNION
WHILE SHE SLEEPS
THEWORLDONFIRE
THE XCERTS

** Only UK performance of 2010
* Exclusive UK Festival Performance

Comedy Line Up So Far:

ANDREW O’NEILL
JARRED CHRISTMAS
SEAN HUGHES
TIM MINCHIN

Tickets available from www.sonispherefestivals.com

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BACKGROUND NOTES
Having established itself as the “Best New Festival” at the 2009 UK Festival Awards and holding six out of eight of the nominations for the forthcoming “Best New Festival” category at the European Festival Awards, SONISPHERE FESTIVAL moves forward proudly with the announcement of their phenomenal 2010 headliners. Last year’s SONISPHERE saw 300,000 music fans attend six festivals across the continent, taking in The Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Sweden, Finland, and the UK. Boasting a line-up covering a truly broad spectrum of the rock scene, headliners Metallica led a diverse collection of acts from country to country including Slipknot, Lamb Of God, Anthrax, Linkin Park, The Prodigy, The Hives and many more, to make the inaugural tour a huge success.

This year, SONISPHERE expands to eleven events with headliners including Iron Maiden, Metallica, and Rammstein. With an extremely impressive line up already shaping up across all eleven shows, this groundbreaking travelling rock circus is set to be an even bigger success in 2010, as it solidifies its position as the world’s leading rock festival series.