Archive for October, 2010
York metal mob GLAMOUR OF THE KILL has revealed details of their debut album, entitled “The Summoning”. Set for release on 24th January 2011 via the band’s own “Afflicted Music” label, the highly anticipated debut holds 11 songs of incredibly powerful and catchy metal that will no doubt see York on the international metal map.
“The Summoning is all of our best work to date put into one album” says frontman Dave Richmond. “We all had big ideas for this record and when that happens we've learnt it's best just to do things our own way. Some of the deal offers we received from reputable labels were wanting a cut of absolutely everything, which is the norm these days, so rather than hand over our souls for very little in return, we decided it would be in the bands best interests to create our own label, 'Afflicted Music', and release the album out on that. I can’t wait for everyone to hear the new material, it's exactly what we wanted and couldn't hope for a better debut.”
The good news for GOTK fans is that they won't have to wait until January to hear something because if they go to www.gotk.co.uk they can download the track 'Supremacy' for free!
To support the release, the band can also confirm a 29 date tour of the UK taking in England, Scotland and Wales. Dave continues:
“We've really shown our true colours on this album and the live show is definitely going to back that up! My personal highlight of our new live set is going to be the lead track from the album 'Feeling Alive'. It's an in your face party song, which I feel sums up the whole vibe of Glamour of the Kill. Once we've released the album, we'll get out onto the road and let 'The Summoning' begin!”
Catch GOTK at the following shows:
THU 17 HULL THE LAMP 0844 477 1000
FRI 18 YORK DUCHESS 0844 477 1000
SAT 19 SCARBOROUGH VIVAZ 01723 368 222
WED 23 LIVERPOOL O2 ACADEMY 2 0844 477 2000
THU 24 LEICESTER SUMO 0115 9129000
FRI 25 NORTHAMPTON ROADMENDER 3 0115 9129000
SAT 26 NOTTINGHAM ROCK CITY BASEMENT 0871 3100 000
TUE 01 OXFORD O2 ACADEMY 2 0844 477 2000
WED 02 BRIGHTON AUDIO 0870 264 3333
THU 03 SOUTHAMPTON THE JOINERS 02380 632 601
FRI 04 LONDON UNDERWORLD 020 7482 1932
SAT 05 NORWICH ARTS CENTRE 01603 660352
WED 09 WREXHAM CENTRAL STATION
THU 10 CARDIFF CLWB IFOR BACH 0844 477 1000
FRI 11 STOKE-ON-TRENT SUGARMILL 01159 454 593
SAT 12 BIRMINGHAM HMV INSTITUTE 0844 477 1000
SUN 13 PETERBOROUGH CLUB REVOLUTION 01733 310383
WED 16 BRISTOL O2 ACADEMY 2 0844 477 2000
THU 17 EXETER CAVERN 01392 495370
FRI 18 PLYMOUTH WHITE RABBIT 0870 264 3333
SAT 19 YEOVIL ORANGE BOX 0870 264 3333
SUN 20 GUILDFORD THE BOILER ROOM 01483 440022
WED 23 STOCKTON GERGIAN THEATRE 0844 477 1000
THU 24 GLASGOW CATHOUSE 0871 230 7131
FRI 25 ABERDEEN TUNNELS 0871 230 7131
SAT 26 NEWCASTLE O2 ACADEMY 2 0844 477 2000
THU 31 SHEFFIELD CORPORATION 0114 2760262
FRI 01 MANCHESTER ROADHOUSE 0871 230 5595
SAT 02 LEEDS COCKPIT 0113 2454650
TICKETS FOR ALL SHOWS AVAILABLE AT WWW.KILILIVE.COM
Jägermeister have just announced the opening acts for their upcoming tour.
“The Jägermeister Music Tour 2010 – Served Ice Cold” (in association with Metal Hammer magazine and the Academy Music Group) already has Jägermeister supported acts Sylosis, Exit Ten and The Defiled taking in five shows across the UK. Now, they’re set to be joined by Never Means Maybe in London, Carcer City in Liverpool, Lavotchkin in Newcastle, Madman Is Absolute in Glasgow, and Gundogs in Birmingham.
Never Means Maybe vocalist Renz comments on their upcoming performace at London’s Islington Academy:
“We are absolutely delighted to be able to play such a great venue with some fantastic bands, Jägermeister UK is a great platform for less established bands like ourselves to get more exposure so we'd like to thank them, Sylosis, Exit Ten and The Defiled for giving us the opportunity to rock Islington Academy with them!”
Leila A of Gundogs is no less enthused about the Birmingham Academy 2 show:
“”We're totally ecstatic about being part of the Jägermeister tour and playing alongside three great bands. It's great Jägermeister are doing this tour, and we hope we can play a blinder when we open up proceedings in our hometown of Birmingham…it's going to be a very special gig, and then we party!”
The “Jägermeister Music Tour 2010 – Served Ice Cold” is the first of it’s kind in the UK, with the UK’s fastest growing shot brand making every concert on the tour a free ticket – which were snapped up extremely quickly. To be in with a chance of winning a VIP ticket for the event, log on to (www.jagermeister.co.uk) [ All entrants must be over 18 years of age]
The tour dates are:
Tuesday November 9th – London O2 Academy Islington
Wednesday November 10th – Liverpool O2 Academy2
Thursday November 11th – Newcastle O2 Academy2
Friday November 12th – Glasgow O2 ABC2
Saturday November 13th – Birmingham O2 Academy2
Please also visit the Jägermeister UK website for the latest tour news and updates: www.jagermeister.co.uk
* = The tour is a free ticket event but fans will be asked to make a charity donation (More details available at www.jagermeister.co.uk)
The new release of »The Cold Embrace Of Fear– A Dark Romantic Symphony« from the italian gods RHAPSODY OF FIRE is out now!
“For this special CD we composed a unique song of around 35 minutes divided in 7 “acts“. Looking at the title you can easily imagine that such long and epic song will show the most cinematic and orchestral side of our band, all our passion for the world of cinema we love so much and that always represented our main influence while composing the RHAPSODY’s music“, says Luca Turilli and adds:
“Essentially it is a long huge song, sounding very symphonic, full of orchestral sections very soundtrack oriented, narrations and spoken parts. More than in other cases we tried to create a real movie atmosphere with very dynamic musical results, also thanks to the help of the English actors that gave voice to different charachters. You will just need to close your eyes and explore those new emotional dimensions we wrote the music for.“.
Also the reactions of medias are overwhelming:
»The Cold Embrace Of Fear« is a diamond in notes“
ROCK IT, Germany
“The Gods of Hollywood Metal are back“
ROCK HARD, Germany
“Theatric melodic Speed metal… this is cinema for the ears“
METAL HAMMER, Germany
“Majestic, noble and magnificent. A visually stunning storm in seven acts“
Japanese Megastars DIR EN GREY are to be included in the SAW 3D Soundtrack. The band donate “Hageshisa to, Kono Mune no Naka de Karamitsuita Shakunetsu no Yami”, appearing alongside artists such as Dead By Sunrise, Hinder, Karnivool, Lordi and Krokus.
What started out as a “little” Indie horror movie back in 2004 has turned into a juggernaut go-for-the-throat franchise and fittingly enough, the movie soundtracks have always been amicable counterparts assaulting the senses in a manner that would make Jigsaw proud. Saw 3D-Music Inspired by the film to street on October 26.
Artists' Addiction Soundtracks' Jonathan Platt says of the Saw 3D soundtrack. “The artist line-up and music for the SAW 3D soundtrack is mind-blowing and after producing 6 SAW Soundtracks this is the one that clearly defines the mood and passion of the unbelievable SAW franchise”.
London Metal Maniacs THE DEFILED have been invited to officially open the world’s first 18+ Cake Shop. Sounding more like a Harry Potter title than a shop, ‘Eat Your Heart Out & The PRETOX Potion’ is the World’s first 18+ cake shop, pushing the concept that cake can never be offensive to the extreme. Brought to you by The Mad Artists Tea Party & PRETOX Drink Alibi, it’s open between the 28th – 31st October 2010, located in the ‘dungeon’ of Maiden, 188 Shoreditch High Street, London. Selling 666 terrifying Halloween creations each day, the shop will offers goodies from the UK’s best creators of cake, potions and confectionery.
THE DEFILED will open the shop at 6pm on the 28th October to the public, adding their own touch of horror the proceedings. Frontman Stitch D comments;
“Being a part of the filth peddling society it’s very fitting for us to be opening an over 18's perverted horror cake shop! 1, we love Gore, 2, we love porn and 3, we love cake! What a perfect Halloween night out!”
These truly are for adult eyes only, certified ’18′ in accordance with the same criteria of the film classification board. ‘Eat Your Heart Out & The PRETOX Potion’ shop is about encouraging artists, bakers & potion-makers to work together creating an amazing culinary experience; providing a platform from which people can explore the darkest corners of their mind, bringing their most disturbing visions to life in delicious edible forms for Halloween.
As with all Mad Artist Tea Party events ‘Eat Your Heart Out & The PRETOX Potion’ will be creating unique, edible, and in this case gory works of art. Artist George Morton-Clark will be bringing his suffocated porn series of art works to life in cupcake form, whilst sculptor David A Smith intends to be fully investigating the aesthetic benefits recreating ‘road kill’ as cake decoration. There will also be a special ‘Russian Roulette’ cookie selection with flavours ranging from cat food to Turkish delight from Miss Cakehead. Alibi have also created a special cake which simulates the horrible hangover experience their PRETOX Potion helps to avoid.
For more information on “Eat Your Heart Out & The PRETOX Potion”, check http://www.evilcakeshop.com/
THE DEFILED hit the road as part of the Metal Hammer sponsored Jagermeister SERVED ICE COLD tour in November alongside SYLOSIS and EXIT 10, catch them at the following shows:
Tuesday November 9th London Islington Academy
Wednesday November 10th Liverpool Academy 2
Thursday November 11th Newcastle Academy 2
Friday November 12th Glasgow ABC 2
Saturday November 13th Birmingham Academy 2
German metal queen DORO Pesch just uploaded a first clip from the upcoming anniversary 2DVD/CD set “25 Years In Rock”! The live performance of the SCORPIONS classic “Rock You Like A Hurricane” feat. Klaus Meine & Rudolf Schenker premieres today on MySpace.com!
Check out the direct link: http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=106…
“25 Years In Rock” will be released on November 29, 2010 via Nuclear Blast!
The Godfathers of Swedish modern metal, SOILWORK, have uploaded part 1 of the bands tour documentary to the following location: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlduvcFVXIQ
The footage was filmed and edited by Tommy Jones and taken during the bands first North American headlining tour this past Summer in support of The Panic Broadcast. Check out all the exclusive live footage and tour hijinks now!
Another teaser for “Evangelia Heretika”, the forthcoming DVD from BEHEMOTH, can be view below. It will include 3 Discs Featuring 2 full shows (live in Paris 2008 and Live in Warsaw 2009), every BEHEMOTH music video ever made, Evangelion tour documentary featuring band interviews plus tons of backstage footage; a total of over 5 hours of material plus a bonus Live in Warsaw Audio CD.
“Evangelia Heretika” will be released on November 8, 2010 via Nuclear Blast (Metal Blade in North Amerika, Mystic in Poland)
* TRIPTYKON CONFIRM ONLY UK FESTIVAL APPEARANCE OF 2011*
* BLOODSTOCK 2010 WINS AT LIVE MUSIC AWARDS *
* FURTHER NOMINATIONS FOR BLOODSTOCK AT VITUAL FESTIVALS AWARDS *
BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR reveals a third name for August’s 2011 Festival next summer. Joining headliners IMMORTAL – who make their UK festival debut at their only UK appearance of 2011 – and special guests RHAPSODY OF FIRE, TRIPTYKON will be coming to Derbyshire for this exclusive festival appearance. Led by Hellhammer/Celtic Frost pioneer TOM G WARRIOR, their avant-garde mix of death, doom and black metal demands attention, and no matter how brightly the sun may be shining, you can be sure TRIPTYKON will create a suitably gloomy atmosphere with their captivating live show.
In other news, BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR this month enjoys the honour of it’s first industry award, showing how far the festival has come since it’s birth at Derby Assembly Rooms 2001. On October 7th at the Radisson Blu Portman Hotel in London, BLOODSTOCK received the “Best Festival 15,000 -“ award, for the 10th anniversary event, which saw over 10,000 in attendance for the first time in the festival’s history. Says Festival Director Rachael Gregory:
“As an independent family run festival we’re all delighted to win this award and be recognised by the music industry for our efforts. With 10 years behind us already and still so many awesome bands to choose from we’re really excited about what the future holds for Bloodstock and it’s fans. We dedicate this award to all the unsigned metal bands out there who strive to make a career in an incredibly competitive industry… we hope to see plenty of you at Bloodstock in the future.”
What’s more, BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR is up for two more awards at the Virtual Festivals UK FESTIVAL AWARDS, with nominations in the “Best Grass Roots Festival” and “Best Festival Headline Performance (Twisted Sister)” categories. To Vote for BLOODSTOCK, click here: http://uk.festivalawards.com/
Early bird tickets are on sale now at the price of just £90 up to 15th December 2010 and are available from www.bloodstock.uk.com
BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR 2011 12th – 14th AUGUST 2011
BAND LINE UP SO FAR:
RHAPSODY OF FIRE : TRIPTYKON
Swedish sleaze rockers HARDCORE SUPERSTAR just revealed the artwork for their upcoming album “Split Your Lip”!
Commented drummer Adde: “The original idea for the cover was to have a sexy woman to scratch a mans back but when we later on had a Dinner/Sauna/drinking session while listening to the new album it took another direction. We were all in the sauna with a boombox blasting out the song “Split Your Lip” when our dear friend Biffen (roadie for IN FLAMES, THE HAUNTED, ENTOMBED and many more) pulled up his arm to do the universal sign of licking someones pussy. Our record boss Markus Tagaris of Gain Records Sweden immediately picked up the idea of having that sign on the cover.”
“Split Your Lip” will be released on November 26 via Nuclear Blast in Europe except for Scandinavia (Gain Records)!