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posted by richard
Wednesday, March 30, 2011

BLOODSTOCK 2011 CLUB NIGHTS – COMING TO A VENUE NEAR YOU SOON!

With a headline cast boasting MOTÖRHEAD, W.A.S.P and IMMORTAL, BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR announces a series of themed club nights up and down the country hosted from now until the run up to the festival, playing set lists from Bloodstock bands past and present and with weekend ticket giveaways and goodies to those who know how to party hard!

If you want a taster of the UK's heaviest metal festival before August then get here's the list of venues near you – this will be updated as time goes on.

APRIL
01.04.11 Sumo at The Empire Middlesborough www.sumorocks.co.uk
02.04.11 Corporation Sheffield www.corporation.org.uk
07.04.11 The Torture Chamber The Intrepid Fox London www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=327280038499&v=wall
09.04.11 Decadence London www.facebook.com/pages/Decadence-London
09.04.11 The Agincourt Rock Club Camberley www.theagincourt.com
15.04.11 Ziggy's Nightclub York http://tinyurl.com/5r83usn
16.04.11 Bogiez, Millenium Music Hall Cardiff www.bogiez.com
19.04.11 The Artful Dodger York http://artfuldodgerpub.blogspot.com/
20.04.11 Bad Medicine Rock Club Middlesborough www.tenfeettall.co.uk
21.04.11 Metal Bukkake at Crown Basement, Bristol www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=105872342769293&v=info
22.04.11 Redemption Derby www.redemptionclubderby.co.uk
23.04. 11 Rock City Nottingham www.rock-city.co.uk
29.04.11 The 4 DJs of Apocalypse Romford www.4djota.com
30.04. 11 Eddie’s Rock Club Birmingham www.eddiesrocks.com
MAY
07.05. 11 ‘The Big Lick’ at Sky Rooms Colchester, Essex www.thebiglick.co.uk

BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR 2011 takes place at Catton Hall August 12th – 14th.

Tickets for the 2011 event are on sale now at www.bloodstock.uk.com

BAND LINE UP SO FAR:

Ronnie James Dio Stage

W.A.S.P – IMMORTAL – MOTÖRHEAD

DEVIN TOWNSEND – RHAPSODY OF FIRE – MORBID ANGEL – AT THE GATES – THERION – CORONER – KREATOR – NEVERMORE – EXODUS – TRIPTYKON – HAMMERFALL – GRAVE DIGGER – NAPALM DEATH – TAROT – WOLF – POISON BLACK – 1349 – IHSAHN – FINNTROLL – WINTERSUN – FORBIDDEN

Sophie Lancaster Stage

ANGELWITCH – CRIMINAL – LAWNMOWER DETH – ARTHEMIS – POWER QUEST – THE ROTTED – OCTOBER FILE – NEMHAIN – DEF CON ONE – SURVIVORS ZERO – BYFROST – DEADLY CIRCUS FIRE – PRIMEVIL

www.bloodstock.uk.com

EXCITING NEW PROJECT FEATURING MEMBERS OF LABRAT, TED MAUL, RIVER FRESHNEY AND PURE NEGATIVE ANNOUNCE DEAL WITH SIEGE OF AMIDA RECORDS AND TOUR WITH SOILENT GREEN

London, England March 2011

Details of an exciting new project featuring members of various underground metal bands have been revealed. Born from a basic desire to have an excuse to hang out more often with close friends, TED MAUL guitarist LUCA GDRAX invited ex band mate, drummer HELLHOG (currently of PURE NEGATIVE), Ex-LABRAT bass wizard ADAM DA RAT, and the toxic duo of RIVER FRESHNEY’s LEE4 (guitars) and WEZ4 (Vocals) to start jamming. After a few months of rehearsals, it soon became apparent that what was being produced deserved more than the confines of a shitty rehearsal space in an industrial estate in West London, and the five set about refining what would become the band’s debut EP, “INHALING THE ASHES”.

Recorded in a 48 hour gap in extreme metal wonder-producer RUSS RUSSELL’s busy schedule before Xmas, the end result is six tracks of some of the freshest sounding hardcore metal this country has produced in recent years.

Dripping with hate, fiercely brutal, this is metal at its most honest.

“It's so much fun to be thrashing out hardcore metal tunes in the vein of the bands we grew up with” says LUCA, who has been gigging in various bands including AS SHE SCREAMS, INCARCERATED and TED MAUL since 1995. “Entombed, Biohazard, Cro-Mags, just making a stress free environment to get demented and have some fun!” On the upcoming tour, he states: “SOILENT GREEN are kings, we can't wait to share the stage and the bar with those guys. Pure devilry awaits!”

“It feels GREAT to be playing again!” enthuses ADAM DA RAT, who as well as touring the world with LABRAT, also did brief stints standing in for UKHC heroes STAMPIN’ GROUND and NWOAHM champions GOD FORBID, as well as being the original bassplayer in TED MAUL. “It’s so refreshing to be making music for music’s sake” he continues. “There’s no agenda here, no ambition, no ‘Let’s make this our jobs’ type of thinking going on, and I think you can hear that in the tunes. It’s just five guys who love heavy music making a racket with no idea where it will go afterwards. Putting it out on a proper label and going on tour with SOILENT GREEN is not something we planned, but it seems everyone that’s heard DRIPBACK wants to help us out and get involved. I am very excited about this.”

The full tracklisting for INHALING THE ASHES is as follows:

1. Hold Your Horses
2. Kick Out Time
3. No God, No Master
4. Dilapidated Soul
5. Distrust
6. Under The Floor

The band have posted two tracks for preview at www.dripback.co.uk

“INHALING THE ASHES” is released via SIEGE OF AMIDA RECORDS June 6th 2011.

DRIPBACK will be main support to SOILENT GREEN at the following shows in May:

5th The Underworld London
6th Crauford Arms Milton Keynes
7th Millennium Music Hall Cardiff
8th The Old Bell Derby
9th Moho Live Manchester
10th Whelan’s Dublin, IRELAND
11th Limelight Belfast
12th Trillians Newcastle
13th King Tuts Glasgow
14th Corporation Sheffield
15th Eddies Birmingham

www.dripback.co.uk

posted by richard
Monday, March 28, 2011

MAN OVERBOARD RETURN FOR UK TOUR IN JULY WITH POLAR BEAR CLUB!

Man Overboard will be returning to the UK in July to support Polar Bear Club! The New Jersey quartet stormed the UK earlier this year with Senses Fail so are primed and ready for their summer dates! Catch them at the following venues.

MAN OVERBOARD (supporting Polar Bear Club)
13.07.11 Kingston Peel
14.07.11 – Norwich Marquee
16.07.11 – Leeds Cockpit
18.07.11 – Milton Keynes, The Crauford Arms
More dates to be announced soon!

Guitarist Justin Collier comments, “We are seriously excited to be returning to the UK and Europe with Polar Bear Club this summer after amazing runs in 2010 and early 2011
with Transit and Senses Fail, respectively. We will have just recorded
a new album and may be premiering a new song or two along with some
old favourites. Polar Bear Club is an amazing band, the UK is one of
our favourite places and we could not be more excited.”

www.facebook.com/ManOverboardNJ
www.riserecords.com

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
PRESS/ONLINE: LUCY FREEMAN lucy@thenoisecartel.com
RADIO/TV:NELLY LIGER nelly@thenoisecartel.com

*SONISPHERE – ARE YOU HAVING A LAUGH? FIRST COMEDY NAMES REVEALED*

* BILL BAILEY TO HEADLINE SATURN ARENA STAGE ON SUNDAY FOR BIGGEST EVER LIVE COMEDY PERFORMANCE AT A UK ROCK FESTIVAL *
* JACKASS SUPERSTAR STEVE-O
DEBUT UK STAND UP SHOW *
*ANDREW O NEILL, BOB SLAYER, JASON JOHN WHITEHEAD, JASON ROUSE AND JIM BREUER JOIN COMEDY LINE UP*
*JARRED CHRISTMAS RETURNS AS COMPERE FOR SATURDAY*

SONISPHEREBOHEMIASONISPHERESONISPHERE SONISPHERE FESTIVAL KNEBWORTH

. and, most recently, a starring role in British comedy and and films such as and casting in hit drama and . Numerous television and film appearances have followed, including regular participation in panel shows such as , before taking over from Sean Hughes for a six year stint as team captain on long-running music quiz show was propelled into the mainstream after being cast as Dylan Moran’s put-upon assistant Manny in , . Having started out on the stand-up circuit before having his own show commissioned by the BBC and making guest appearances in cult comedy series Arena stage on the Sunday night is none other than award-winning comedy legend and multi-instrumentalist Headlining the

’s first ever outdoor comedy set, and the largest live comedy performance ever to be hosted at a Rock festival in the UK. Bill comments, – for is set to bring his inimitable performance – which historically has featured musical delights ranging from an Emo inspired song to his own interpretation of unique comedy styling can truly shine. Having sold out multiple nights at the O2 Arena plus recently completing a hugely successful ten week residency at London’s Wyndham Theatre earlier this year, addressing a broad spectrum of subject matter from current affairs to Kraftwerk, However it is in his live shows featuring surrealist humour and leftfield storytelling and set to a soundtrack that utilises an eclectic range of instruments, including the under-appreciated theremin and the often-neglected kazoo, that

certainly has more than a few shocking yet highly amusing stories to tell. Previous live shows have seen hilarious anecdotes from his past mixed in with stunts including using himself as a human match, balancing knives on his face and squeezing fresh lime juice into his eyes. What this Wizard of Pain has planned for his debut UK performance is yet to be seen, but one thing remains certain – it is not to be missed.: his history reads like a catalogue of insanity, with achievements including several arrests (including an obscenity charge for stapling his scrotum to his leg), encasing himself in a “fart mask”, hosting a fireworks display between his buttocks and being driven across a bumpy desert road by Henry Rollins while a tattoo artist attempts to etch a smiley face onto his arm. Given his CV, . There are very few people on this earth who have inflicted as much damage to themselves as to make his debut UK stand-up performance where he will headline the day’s comedy in chooses Jackass superstar

t-shirt.” A promising picture for what is sure to be a historical debut. Breuer shot to superstardom after a four year run on Saturday Night Live and his appearance alongside Dave Chappelle in the cult classic movie “Half Baked.” With many accolades including Comedy Central's “100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time,” Breuer is currently one of the top touring comedians in the US. As well as hosting his own Sirius program he has an enormous listenership, including a one hour special on Comedy Central, “Let’s Clear The Air,” one of the channel’s highest rated specials raking in over a million viewers. Breuer is a regular guest on the Howard Stern show, and has his own podcast on iTunes top 20. His appearances include several stints on NBC's “Late Night with Conan O'Brien,” as well as roles in numerous movies including “Dick,” “Once in the Life,” “Beer League,” and “The Zookeeper” with Kevin James. Fans adoringly describe Breuer's multigenerational family comedy as “the modern day Bill Cosby, if he was wearing a . Close friends with will show the UK why he is one of the biggest names in American comedy as he flies in for his UK debut at Comedian, actor and radio host

in stitches in 2010. Having been a stand-up comedian for eight years, Andrew has performed in comedy clubs and theatres throughout the UK and abroad, conducting comedy tours of Jack the Ripper murder sites and regularly appearing on radio and television. In 2009 Andrew was nominated for the Chortle Awards’ Breakthrough Act, and has received rave reviews across the press, and accolades from some of comedy’s legends, including Steve Coogan, who considered Andrew “so funny I put him in my new TV show” (Saxondale).is welcomed back after leaving , Portsmouth-born vegan, anarchist, transvestite and occult heavy metal comedian-come-musician-writer extraordinaire Returning to

– brutal, dark, twisted and hell-bent on turning the mainstream comedy world upside down. Over the last decade this comedy outsider has sharpened his teeth in clubs and festivals all over the world and become the most celebrated 'odd-ball' in comedy today. His stand-up comedy act is a clever combination of devilishly crafted jokes and 'freak-show-like' theatrics, which will pit your sense of morals against your sense of humour as this jester from hell forces you to laugh at stuff you should not find funny. is the this summer, of the comedy line up at is the is “the most Metal comedian on the planet”. If According to Metal Hammer Magazine – who are in a perfect place to judge, being both experts on Metal and having let him host their 2009 Golden Gods Awards – Canadian

debut this summer. Bob’s comedy awakening came while working as tour manager for hedonistic hellraisers The Bloodshound Gang, as they nipped out for a cigarette break mid-set while trying to adjust to the recently introduced UK smoking ban. Thrown in at the deep end, Bob was forced to learn on his feet as 1500 fans threw stuff at him (on the band’s instruction) and after a few days, his survival instincts had formulated a hugely well received routine. As a comedian he has toured all over the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, France, and Hong Kong, Norway and appeared at numerous festivals as well as Edinburgh, Brighton, Bath & Swansea Fringes. should feel right at home when making his The perfect example of what happens when real rock, comedy and booze mix together

BOHEMIASONISPHERE“an irresistibly loveable combination of freaked out pot head and a south park character, with a bit of Ozzy thrown in for good measure”,SONISPHEREJASON JOHN WHITEHEAD

to compere the comedy on Saturday. His impressive list of credits include appearances on Mock The Week, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, BBC2 sitcom The Persuasionists and Dave Channel’s Argumental, as well as dancing like Madonna for Comic Relief. Having scooped a ‘Best Compere’ gong from last year’s Chortle Awards, Jarred’s dynamic onstage persona coupled with his ability to improvise and roll with anything that’s thrown at him make him the perfect candidate to MC for a lively festival crowd, as he proved last year and will no doubt do again this July.returns to A hugely successful stand-up in his own right, Kiwi comedian

is going to be simply unmissable, and with weekend tickets selling at an ever more rapid pace, is heading towards its first full sellout. take the stage. With more stages still to be announced, including more comedy, fantastic bands and other alternative performances, ’s set (to allow punters to recover from the stitches the comedy genius will inevitably leave them in) before the mighty arena stages, which are considerately timed to ensure no clashes, and with an extended break planned between the end of and 2011 is truly coming into its own, and has a few more surprises to come which will show just what a forward thinking festival this is. Boasting some of the biggest names in rock across the With this announcement,

KNEBWORTH HOUSESONISPHERE KNEBWORTH

Line Up So Far

THE BIG 4 – METALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH, ANTHRAX
BIFFY CLYRO
SLIPKNOT
AIRBOURNE
ALESTORM
ALL TIME LOW
ARCH ENEMY
ARCHITECTS
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER
BLACK TIDE
DIAMOND HEAD
FIREWIND
FOUR YEAR STRONG
FOZZY
GALLOWS
GOJIRA
GRINSPOON
HOUSE OF PAIN
IN FLAMES
INME
KIDS IN GLASS HOUSES
KILLING JOKE
LIMP BIZKIT
THE MARS VOLTA
MASTODON
RHEADMOT
ONE MINUTE SILENCE
OPETH
PARKWAY DRIVE
PERIPHERY
PROTEST THE HERO
RISE TO REMAIN
SIX HOUR SUNDOWN
SUM 41
THE SISTERS OF MERCY
THE TREATMENT
VOLBEAT
WATAIN
WEEZER
YOU ME AT SIX

COMEDY LINE-UP SO FAR:
BILL BAILEY
STEVE-O

ANDREW O NEILL
BOB SLAYER
JARRED CHRISTMAS
JASON JOHN WHITEHEAD,
JASON ROUSE
JIM BREUER

*******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: Sean Harwood Sean@ideageneration.co.uk 020 7749 6854

posted by richard
Friday, March 25, 2011

A LOSS FOR WORDS HIT THE ROAD THIS MAY WITH SET YOUR GOALS!

Boston pop punkers A Loss For Words will be returning to the UK this May to tour with Set Your Goals and This Time Next Year.Vocalist Matthew Arsenault comments, “We are stoked to come back over to one of our favourite countries with our great friends in Set Your Goals and This Time Next Year!!! Very excited to see all of our friends at Slam Dunk Festival! Get ready to party!!!”

Catch the band on the following dates:

A LOSS FOR WORDS w/Set Your Goals and This Time Next Year
MAY
16.05 Academy 2 Bristol
17.05 Waterfront Norwich
18.05 O2 Academy 2 Oxford
19.05 Sub 91 Leicester
20.05 Soundcity Festival Academy
21.05 Rescue Rooms Nottingham
22.05 Academy 3 Manchester
23.05 Millenium Music Hall Cardiff
24.05 Cafe Drummonds Aberdeen
26.05 Corporation Sheffield
27.05 Academy – Slam Dunk Tour Glasgow
29.05 Slam Dunk Festival, Herts University Hatfield
30.05 Institute – Slam Dunk Tour Birmingham
JUNE
01.06.11 Underworld London

Watch this space for news on the band’s forthcoming album due out in Autumn 2011!

www.riserecords.com
www.facebook.com/aloss4words

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
PRESS/ONLINE: LUCY FREEMAN lucy@thenoisecartel.com
RADIO/TV:NELLY LIGER nelly@thenoisecartel.com

posted by richard
Friday, March 25, 2011

Rise Records sign That's Outrageous!

Rise Records is extremely excited to announce the signing of Poughkeepsie, NY's That's Outrageous! The band is currently in the studio with Cameron Mizell and will release their debut album ‘Teenage Scream’ this summer. That's Outrageous! blend melodic pop and intense hardcore. You can see the band this Spring on the Rise Records Tour (USA). Rise has high expectations for this band and are confident you'll like what you hear, check out the song ‘#winning’ which will appear on the band’s debut album here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wylcQP2sF3s .

www.riserecords.com
www.facebook.com/thatsoutrageous
www.twitter.com/thatzoutrageous

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT
PRESS/ONLINE: LUCY FREEMAN lucy@thenoisecartel.com
RADIO/TV: NELLY LIGER nelly@thenoisecartel.com

POST-PUNK GODZ ANNOUNCE UK DATES IN SUPPORT OF NEW SINGLE,
‘EUROPEAN SUPER STATE’, INCLUDING APPEARANCES AT THE ROYAL
FESTIVAL HALL IN LONDON AND SONISPHERE 2011…

KILLING JOKE will make three headline UK appearances in March/April 2011;

As with KJ’s last two UK dates in October 2010, the above shows will feature the original line-up of Jaz Coleman, Geordie, Paul Ferguson & Youth; they coincide with the release of new single/video ‘European Super State’ via Spinefarm Records.

Taken from the band’s current/13th studio album, ‘Absolute Dissent’, released last year through Spinefarm to huge critical acclaim, ‘European Super State’ will be available on CD, download & limited edition coloured vinyl 12”, with all formats
carrying exclusive bonus studio & remix material, including a reworking of the title track by Godflesh mainman Justin Broadrick. The 12” will be exclusively available from
What Records (www.whatrecords.co.uk)

The list of dates is as follows:-

March 30th – Nottingham, Rock City
0845 413 4444 / www.kililive.com

March 31st – Manchester, Academy 2
0161 831 1111 / www.kililive.com

April 1st – London, Royal Festival Hall, Ether Festival
0844 847 9910 / www.southbankcentre.co.uk

July 8th – Sonisphere Festival, Knebworth House
http://uk.sonispherefestivals.com/buy-tickets

Once described by drummer Paul Ferguson as “the sound of the earth vomiting”, Killing
Joke – covered by Metallica, Foo Fighters, Helmet and more – now stand as one of rock’s most influential outfits, continuing to write and perform songs best suited to the apocalypse (imminent in their book!).

For further information please contact The Noise Cartel:

Adam Sagir | Press & Online

adam@thenoisecartel.com

Nelly Liger | TV & Radio

nelly@thenoisecartel.com

ROMEO MUST DIE RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM ‘HARDSHIPS IN SEASON’ AND ANNOUNCE MAY TOUR!

”If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere” (Frank A. Clark).

On 2nd May 2011 ROMEO MUST DIE release their blistering debut album, ‘HARDSHIPS IN SEASON’. Eighteen months in the making, this album has been quite a journey for the band that has endured an onslaught of misfortune as vocalist Adam Frakes-Sime explains. “We began writing in 2009, and good progress was being made when Paul our guitarist was involved in a road traffic accident and was hit by a truck. He was in intensive care for some time, however considering the horrific injuries he sustained his recovery time was remarkable.”

Whilst Paul recovered, the rest of the band turned their efforts to building GRINDSTONE STUDIO for producer/fellow ex-STAMPIN’ GROUND man Scott Atkins. It was a huge project but also a great opportunity to construct the studio space in which the new record would be created. From the bricks and mortar to the timber and insulation the build took all summer to complete.

The band began tracking drums until Will their drummer rolled his car three times landing in a ditch on the M3. Will recovered within days however two weeks later vocalist Adam was in A&E for stitches to his jaw following an accident whilst recording an EPK segment.

Bassist Ben Frost recounts, “We drew from whatever problems that had affected us that month and that sense of moroseness has been injected into the songs. It’s fuelled by years of hate, bitterness and an immense underlying lust for success”.

Since their inception in 2007 Romeo Must Die have hit their post Stampin’ Ground days running, having built a solid underground following touring with the likes of BIOHAZARD, TEXTURES, SYLOSIS, EVILE, as well as their own headline tours of Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Greece, Holland, Belgium and of course the UK, their tireless work ethic paying dividends. Their 2008 EP 'Defined By Enemies' received top scoring reviews across the board, three months after it’s release the ‘Defined By Enemies’ music video received rotation on SCUZZ TV.

“HARDSHIPS IN SEASON” is 49 minutes of throat stampin’, eye-gauging intensity, the likes of which will delight real fans of heavy music.

Catch the band on tour with THE DEFILED in May.

ROMEO MUST DIE (support to THE DEFILED)
Sun 01.05 LEEDS Cockpit
Mon 02.05 NEWCASTLE Trillions
Tue 03.05 GLASGOW Ivory Blacks
Wed 04.05 SHEFFIELD Corporation
Thu 05.05 WOLVES Slade Rooms
Fri 06.05 MILTON KEYNES Craufurd Arms
Sat 07.05 SWANSEA Sin City
Sun 08.05 BRISTOL The Croft
Mon 09.05 BOURNEMOUTH Ibar
Tue 10.05 NORWICH Arts Centre
Wed 11.05 LONDON Barfly
Thu 12.05 SOUTHAMPTON Talking Heads
Fri 13.05 GUILDFORD The Boileroom

www.romeomustdie.co.uk

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
PRESS: Adam Sagir. adam@thenoisecartel.com
RADIO/TV: Nelly Liger. Nelly@thenoisecartel.com

TAKING THEIR monicker from ‘those moments’ where vocalist/guitarist Matt Walst (brother of Three Days Grace bassist, Brad) says he draws his song-writing inspiration from, Toronto-based quartet My Darkest Days will release their debut self-titled album in the UK on June 6th 2011 through Spinefarm Records.

A highly infectious collection of expertly-crafted commercial rock‘n’roll, this 11-track outing – overseen by Nickelback main-man and fellow Canuck Chad Kroeger – features a number of great singles, the likes of ‘Porn Star Dancing’, ‘Move Your Body’ & ‘The World Belongs To Me’, plus special guest performers such as country singer Jessie James (who appears on the Duran Duran cover ‘Come Undone’) and Australian guitarist Orianthi, both female performers of note.

Since first coming together in 2005, MDD have been building a loyal following out on the road, finally coming to the attention of the aforementioned Chad Kroeger, who signed them to his production company (604 Records). Over the years, Kroeger has developed a reputation for taking up and comin’ acts under his wing, including Default & Theory Of A Deadman, and he proved every bit as committed to the MDD cause, co-writing several of the tracks on the album and helping the band to raise their profile in general.

Supported by an on-the-road schedule that has seen them guesting with Theory Of A Deadman, Papa Roach, Hinder and more, ‘My Darkest Days’ (the album) has already attracted a great deal of attention – initially because of the musical pedigree of those working behind the scenes (including Nickelback producer Joey Moi), but more recently because of first single/video ‘Porn Star Dancing’, which has now turned gold in Canada and sold over 500,000 copies in the US! Filmed at the Hard Rock Café in Las Vegas and conceived in the head-turnin’ tradition of Mötley Crüe’s ‘Girls, Girls, Girls’, ‘Porn Star Dancing’ is truly a hard track to resist, with Kroeger, platinum-selling rapper Ludacris and former Ozzy guitarist & Black Label Society front-man Zakk Wylde all appearing in the video and generally lending some memorable musical assistance.

With the promo clip in question swiftly becoming one of the most downloaded in iTunes history,
and another track from the album, ‘The World Belongs To Me’ (the next US/Canadian single/video), featuring on the ‘SAW 3D’ soundtrack, there’s no question that MDD are well on the way to having an international career that’s anything but dark.

Debut UK shows are being looked into for Spring of this year.

For further information please contact The Noise Cartel:

Adam Sagir | Press & Online
adam@thenoisecartel.com

Nelly Liger | TV & Radio
nelly@thenoisecartel.com

posted by richard
Wednesday, March 23, 2011

FINNTROLL, WINTERSUN & FORBIDDEN JOIN BLOODSTOCK 2011 LINE UP

FINNTROLL, WINTERSUN & FORBIDDEN JOIN BLOODSTOCK 2011 LINE UP

With a headline cast boasting MOTÖRHEAD, W.A.S.P and IMMORTAL, BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR announces another three fantastic acts for this summer’s festival.

One of the leading names in the folk/pagan metal scene, FINNTROLL returns to BLOODSTOCK after a rapturous reception back in 2007. Originally conceived as the result of a night of alcoholic carnage, when in a moment of inspiration, original guitarist Teemu “Somnium” Raimoranta (RIP) and former vocalist Jan “Katla” Jämsen conceived of a band that fused the darkness and grandeur of black metal with the traditional Finnish hoedown-music. The resultant sound was FINNTROLL, a namesake that came from an old Finnish legend where Swedish priests coming to Finland had an encounter with a wild-looking man who killed most of their party. Since then, FINNTROLL – continued by Routa on guitar and Vreth on Vocals alongside Beast Dominator, Skrymer, Tundra, Virta and Trollhorn – have taken their black and death tinged humppa metal all over the globe, and are just about to embark on their first Australian tour this week.

Joining them will be fellow Finnish folk-freaks WINTERSUN, who’s set at BLOODSTOCK this year will be highly anticipated after they were forced to pull out of the 2009 event to complete their still to be released “Time” album, expected later this year. Featuring members from some of the top names in the Finnish metal scene, including Ensiferum, Rotten Sound and Norther, WINTERSUN are something of a supergroup, with the various members influences combining to create a unique blend of melodic death and power metal with a heavy folk flavour that is bound to go down a storm with the BLOODSTOCK crowd.

Also added to the line-up are reformed US Thrash legends FORBIDDEN. The recently reformed thrashers released their first album in over 13 years last October, after a too-long hiatus. “Omega Wave”, released via Nuclear Blast records, received rave reviews in the British metal media and was rapturously received by fans, who lapped up the 12 tracks of no-nonsense, back-to basics thrash on offer. Find out why FORBIDDEN are one of the most highly regarded acts of the 80s/90s US thrash scene at this, their first ever UK festival appearance at BLOODSTOCK this summer.

Last week, BLOODSTOCK revealed details of its affiliate scheme, enabling supporters of the UK’s only true outdoor Metal festival to be rewarded for their efforts. The response has been enormous, with more people signing up in one day than over the previous three years of the scheme. To find out more check out http://www.bloodstock.uk.com/pages/affiliates

BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR 2011 takes place at Catton Hall August 12th – 14th.

Tickets for the 2011 event are on sale now at www.bloodstock.uk.com

BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR 2011 12th – 14th AUGUST 2011

BAND LINE UP SO FAR:

Ronnie James Dio Stage

W.A.S.P – IMMORTAL – MOTÖRHEAD

DEVIN TOWNSEND – RHAPSODY OF FIRE – MORBID ANGEL – AT THE GATES – THERION – CORONER – KREATOR – NEVERMORE – EXODUS – TRIPTYKON – HAMMERFALL – GRAVE DIGGER – NAPALM DEATH – TAROT – WOLF – POISON BLACK – 1349 – IHSAHN – FINNTROLL – WINTERSUN – FORBIDDEN

Sophie Lancaster Stage

ANGELWITCH – CRIMINAL – LAWNMOWER DETH – ARTHEMIS – POWER QUEST – THE ROTTED – OCTOBER FILE – NEMHAIN – DEF CON ONE – SURVIVORS ZERO – BYFROST – DEADLY CIRCUS FIRE – PRIMEVIL

www.bloodstock.uk.com

Sponsored by Metal Hammer www.metalhammer.co.uk Scuzz TV www.scuzz.tv and Rock Radio www.rockradio.co.uk