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TROLLFEST and NoiseArt Records have made a brand new TROLLFEST song of their upcoming album ‘Brumlebassen’ available for free MP3 download!

Go to www.noiseart.cc, click the link and subscribe to the Newsletter in order to get access to the free download. The song will be available for download until Friday, July 6.

“We’re always exited to debut a track from a new album, but we’re even more so this time because thanks to NoiseArt a track from Brumlebassen is not just being debuted, it’s being made available to everyone as a free MP3 download. Make sure you go along to www.noiseart.cc right now, because it will only be available until the 6th July, and get your hands on ‘Illsint’ – the hottest freebie in town. Enjoy!” TROLLFEST

‘Illsint’ will have its live premiere at EXTREMEFEST Open Airs, where TROLLFEST will perform as follows:

Hünxe: Thursday, July 5, 15.30 – 16.00 h, main stage
Pratteln: Friday, July 6, 12.45 – 13.15 h, main stage
St. Pölten: Saturday, July 7, 15.35 – 16.05 h, main stage

www.extremefest.eu

Consistent with the song-download, TROLLFEST have uploaded a lyric video of ‘Illsint’ which you can check out here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmqQaYBhtUA

With artwork by the Swedish cartoonist Jonas Darnell, who originally created the iconic metal duck from TROLLFEST’s ‘Villanden’ album, and design by Terje Johnsen, the 13-track ‘Brumlebassen’ is set for release on NoiseArt Records on August 24 of this year in both limited edition digipack format and gatefold vinyl.

The band are also confirmed to play METALCAMP as well as this year´s edition of HEIDENFEST alongside Wintersun, Korpiklaani and others.

www.trollfest.com
www.facebook.com/trollfestofficial
www.noiseart.cc
www.extremefest.eu

posted by thenoisecartel
Thursday, June 28, 2012

BLOODSTOCK DAY TICKETS ON SALE 1st JULY

DAY SPLITS REVEALED

With 41 days to go before the gates open for BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR 2012, organisers can now reveal the day splits, ahead of day tickets going on sale.

As always, the Thursday night kicks off the BLOODSTOCK party on the SOPHIE stage. Symphonic extreme metallersSATURNIAN open proceedings with BLOODSHOT DAWN and MARIONETTE warming the crowd up for headliners VIKING SKULL, before metal funnyman Steve Hughes takes to the stage to split sides. Of course, it wouldn’t be BLOODSTOCK without the infamous metal Karaoke, and once you’ve sung your tonsils raw the 4 DJS Of The Apocalypse take over til the early hours of Friday morning.

The gates to the main arena open on the Friday as the festival proper swings into action with over one hundred bands spread across four stages with all manner of mighty metal majesty on offer. Dozens of exclusive appearances from some of metals heaviest hitters, hilarious comedic offerings from top alternative comedians and white knuckle rides are all on offer across the weekend. If that’s not enough, the metal market offers stalls from across the world bringing their wares to the UK for one weekend, and there is an acoustic stage still to be announced with performances from bands on the line up courtesy of Jagermeister.

The day splits for what is set to be BLOODSTOCK’s biggest year is as follows:

Thursday 9th August

Sophie Stage

Saturnian

Bloodshot Dawn

Marionette

Viking Skull

Steve Hughes

Metal Karaoke

4 Dj’s

Friday 10th August

Ronnie James Dio Stage

Freedom Call

Grand Magus

Moonsorrow

Iced Earth

Sepultura

Watain

Dio Disciples

Behemoth

Sophie Stage

Commander In Chief

Gonoreas

Primitai

Sweet Savage

Derision

Death Valley Knights

Pythia

Eastern Front

Alcest

Dirty Sanchez

Newblood Stage

Warhorse

Cambion

Infernal Creation

Fallen Fate

Saturday 11th August

Ronnie James Dio Stage

Benediction

I Am I

Cthonic

Crowbar

Mayhem

Sanctuary

Hatebreed

Testament

Machine Head

Sophie Stage

Savage Messiah

Dripback

Infernal Tenebra

Rising Dream

Furyon

Winterfylleth

Witchsorrow

Sight Of Emptiness

Orange Goblin

Newblood

Merciless Fail

Stormborn

Wretched Soul

Tempus Fusion

Reflections In Exile

Doomed (Slov)

Gone Til Winter

Sunday 12th August

Ronnie James Dio Stage

Kobra And The Lotus

Corrosion Of Conformity

Nile

Black Dahlia Murder

Evile

Paradise Lost

Dimmu Borgir

Alice Cooper

Sun – Sophie Stage

Re Armed

Flayed Disciple

Battalion

Crimes Of Passion

Ancient Ascendent

Noctiferia

Demonic Ressurection

Headcharger

Anaal Nathrakh

Newblood – Sunday

Dream Catcher

Reign Of Fury

Huron

A Thousand Enemies

Shattered Skies

In other news, DEICIDE have been forced to cancel their scheduled appearance, and after heeding the call of the fans, EVILE will be bumped up to the main stage, with a new act to be revealed for the SOPHIE stage shortly.

With more exclusive appearances than you can shake a sword at and a host of comedy, rides and all manner of entertainment on offer, the £115 ticket price provides the best value out there. What’s more, recently announced Saturday headliners MACHINE HEAD are letting fans pick five songs from Burn My Eyes – head to http://www.facebook.com/Bloodstock now to cast your vote.

BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR 2012 takes place at Catton Hall August 9th – 12th. Tickets are available from www.bloodstock.uk.com

Line Up So Far:

RONNIE JAMES DIO STAGE

ALICE COOPER

MACHINE HEAD

BEHEMOTH

ANVIL – WATAIN – PARADISE LOST – DIMMU BORGIR – HATEBREED – CORROSION OF CONFORMITY – SANCTUARY – GRAND MAGUS – THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER – EVILE – NILE – MAYHEM – LOCK UP – SEPULTURA – ICED EARTH – TESTAMENT – CHTHONIC – DIO DISCIPLES – CROWBAR – BENEDICTION – I AM I – MOONSORROW – FREEDOM CALLKOBRA & THE LOTUS

SOPHIE LANCASTER STAGE in association with Last.FM

ALCEST – ORANGE GOBLIN – ANAAL NATHRAKH

ALCEST – ORANGE GOBLIN – ANAAL NATHRAKH – HEADCHARGER – WINTERFYLLETH DEMONIC RESURRECTION – EASTERN FRONT – ANCIENT ASCENDANT – SIGHT OF EMPTINESS – PRIMITAI – PYTHIA – CRIMES OF PASSION – SATURNIAN BLOODSHOT DAWN – RE-ARMED – GONOREAS – COMMANDER IN CHIEF – RISING DREAM – INFERNAL TENEBRA – NOCTEFERIA – MARIONETTE- FURYON – DERISION – BATALLION – WITCHSORROW – DRIPBACK – SAVAGE MESSIAH – FLAYED DISCIPLE – VIKING SKULL – DEATH VALLEY KNIGHTS – SWEET SAVAGE –

PRITCHARD Vs DAINTON – STEVE HUGHES

NEW BLOOD STAGE

DOOMED – GONE TIL WINTER – HURON – FALLEN FATE – REIGN OF FURY –DREAMCATCHER – REFLECTIONS IN EXILE – INFERNAL CREATION – CAMBION – WARHORSE – MERCILESS FAIL – STORMBORN – TEMPUS FUSION – WRETCHED SOUL – A THOUSAND ENEMIES – SHATTERED SKIES

www.bloodstock.uk.com

HUNDRED REASONS have added an extra show in London at the Coronet and upgraded their Manchester show to Academy 1 after phenomenal demand saw both original venues sell out in less than 60 Minutes.

Late Monday night guitarist Larry Hibbitt announced on BBC’s Radio One Rock Show that HUNDRED REASONS would play their last ever shows this November, performing their debut “Ideas Above Our Station” in its entirety, with old friends HELL IS FOR HEROESand CABLE in tow as supports. Guitarist Larry Hibbitt exclaims his surpise:

“Due to the unexpectedly high demand for tickets for our November shows we are proud to announce an extra date at the Coronet in London. We have been stunned and humbled by the speed at which these shows sold out. Stunned and humbled. Thank you. See you at the front.”

HUNDRED REASONS (Performing Ideas Above Our Station in full and more)

HELL IS FOR HEROES (Performing The Neon Handshake in full and more)

CABLE (first shows since 1999!)

Thursday 22nd November      London The Coronet – Extra Show!

Friday 23rd November          Manchester Academy 1 – Upgraded show!

Saturday 24th November       London HMV Forum – SOLD OUT

Tickets on sale at www.kililive.com / 0844 871 8803 & usual outlets

www.hundredreasons.com

NoiseArt Records and Rock The Nation are proud to announce the worldwide signing of Swedish viking/black metal band THYRFING. The band have signed a deal with Noiseart Records for their upcoming, seventh full-length album, scheduled for the spring of 2013. The album – the first Thyrfing release since 2008’s critically acclaimed “Hels vite” – will be recorded and mixed during late summer and autumn 2012. At the same time the band has signed an agreement with concert & artist agency Rock The Nation for their future live performances.

The band states: “We are really looking forward to this new co-operation and truly believes that Noiseart Records and Rock The Nation are the right channel for bringing our music to the public and fans in the future”.

www.thyrfing.com
www.noiseart.cc

posted by thenoisecartel
Wednesday, June 27, 2012

BLESSED BY A BROKEN HEART PREMIERE VIDEO FOR ‘ROCKIN’ ALL NIGHT’

BLESSED BY A BROKEN HEART PREMIERE VIDEO FOR ‘ROCKIN’ ALL NIGHT’

http://youtu.be/nxIxqbpw1fQ

Second video released from celebrated album Feel The Power, in stores now from Rude Records

International glam-rock consortium BLESSED BY A BROKEN HEART are pleased to let fans know that the rock stops for no clock with the premiere of their new video for boisterous track ‘Rockin’ All Night’. The video marks the band’s second from their latest album, ‘Feel The Power’ – released earlier this year on Rude Records.

Directed by the acclaimed Robby Starbuck, ‘Rockin’ All Night’ perfectly encapsulates BLESSED BY A BROKEN HEART – a pulse-raising blast of glammed-up metal which has been praised by critics for embracing the glorious shred metal of the ’80s while still offering something singularly fun, inventive and sharply relevant for today. Released just in time for summer, the song is the perfect toast to motorcycles, all-night parties and glory days.

Watch ‘Rockin’ All Night’:

The follow-up to the band’s celebrated 2008 album Pedal to the Metal (Century Media), Feel the Power finds BLESSED BY A BROKEN HEART shrugging off metalcore trappings in favor of something more heartfelt. “The whole band is still obsessed with the ’80s, and that’s bled into our lifestyles. It’s not just when we’re on tour: We all kind of dress ’80s; we still have mullets. It’s become part of our lives,” explains singer Tony Gambino.

Like any artist with a notable body of work, BLESSED has experienced a near constant evolution over the past eight years, in some part due to lineup changes, but mostly due to a stylistic progression away from pure metalcore in favor of more traditional metal and hard rock. One listen toFeel The Power confirms that not only is this not the same band that recorded All Is Fair, but that that very fact is their saving grace. Staying ahead of the curve and distancing themselves from the pack is the key to BLESSED BY A BROKEN HEART’s longevity, and the reason the new album will resonate with even the most veteran headbangers.
“[A] blend of DragonForce, Andrew W.K. and Avenged Sevenfold… the totally over-the-top ‘Holdin’ Back For Nothin” will absolutely explode mosh pits.”Alternative Press

“Feel The Power is Blessed By A Broken Heart’s best work yet… bigger, better and heavier than anything they have donebefore”-Substream Music Press

“Unabashedly retro… lots of fun”Outburn

“High-octane hard rock.” - Noisecreep

“a sound that’s true to the past and true to the present. Could [Blessed By a Broken Heart] be on to our future’s new musical trend?.”HM

INTERVIEWS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

For more information, please visit:
www.blessed.mu
www.ruderecorz.com

posted by thenoisecartel
Wednesday, June 27, 2012

BURY TOMORROW ANNOUNCE ARCHITECTS TOUR

BURY TOMORROW have announced they are to join ARCHITECTS on their forthcoming November tour. The London date of which will be at Alexandra Palace for the return of UK Warped Tour.

Bury Tomorrow will be joined by US Hardcore Powerhouse THE ACACIA STRAIN as rotating opening acts for the tour, with Aussie Wrecking Crew DEEZ NUTS as main support.

The dates are as follows;

Fri 09 Nov 12 SOUTHAMPTON Mo Club

Sat 10 Nov 12 LONDON Alexandra Palace/ UK Warped Tour

Sun 11 Nov 12 BIRMINGHAM Institute

Mon 12 Nov 12 MANCHESTER Academy 2

Tue 13 Nov 12 LEEDS Met Uni

Wed 14 Nov 12 GLASGOW Garage

Thu 15 Nov 12 NEWCASTLE Northumbria Uni

Fri 16 Nov 12 NOTTINGHAM Rock City

Sat 17 Nov 12 NORWICH Waterfront

Tickets are available now

www.kililive.com

posted by thenoisecartel
Tuesday, June 26, 2012

PYTHIA & MORTAD LIVE IN LONDON

The British Metal scene has never been more alive and vibrant as two of its most exciting and promising emerging acts unite in a collision of white-hot raw energy and searing power at one of central London’s premier venues. This Saturday (30/06/12), symphonic metal stalwarts PYTHIA are joined by Mortad, one of the hottest new bands to grace the capital’s thriving scene, at London’s Bordeline, in what will be a night of gut-busting riffs, searing guitar solos and uncompromising metal intensity.

PYTHIA will be performing tracks from their critically-acclaimed second album ‘The Serpent’s Curse’, described as … a truly mesmerizing mix of thrash, power and ladylike class” by Terrorizer magazine, along with some fan-favourites from their standard-setting first album, ‘Beneath the Veiled Embrace’. Those unfamiliar with PYTHIA are sure to be quickly wowed by their blisteringly energetic and epic live show.

MORTAD recently released their debut album ‘The Myth of Purity’, of which Metal Hammer enthusiastically predicted “…will become seen as one of the finest debuts of the year”. They have already carved out an impressive reputation for themselves as a fearsome live act and here is an opportunity to see them perform in their adopted home of London.

Doors are at 7pm

Tickets to this must-see event are available from the following places: -

hmvtickets: http://www.hmvtickets.com (0843 221 0100)
Ticketweb: http://www.ticketweb.co.uk (0844 847 2465)

Don’t miss this opportunity to see two fantastic bands, both destined for greatness!

PYTHIA and MORTAD will also play on 7th July 2012 NORWICH at The Waterfront.

http://www.pythiamusic.com

http://www.mortad.net

posted by thenoisecartel
Tuesday, June 26, 2012

CHILDLINE ROCKS PRESENTS ‘STRUM A CHORD FOR A GOOD CAUSE’

On October 14th at Coventry’s famed Ricoh Arena 2500 guitarists of all types, genres and ages will gather together to attempt to break four world records:
1. The Largest Electric Guitar Ensemble
2. The Largest Music Lesson
3. The Largest Air Guitar Ensemble
4. The Most Guitar Amplifiers Used Simultaneously

The event is being staged in support of ChildLine, the charity that is a lifeline for vulnerable children. http://childlinerocks.org.uk . The fundraising target for the day is £250,000.

In addition to the four Guinness World Record attempts there will be a host of Guest Star appearances throughout the afternoon – details to be announced shortly. A competition for the fastest guitarist in the house will take place and three unsigned bands will kick off the proceedings at 1pm. Doors open at 12pm. The Arena is centrally located in Coventry and is easy to get to with great transport links.

Entry is just £30 which covers admission for the player PLUS a non-playing guest and also contributes to the cost of a Marshall MS2 guitar amp (rrp £26) which all players can take home with them. http://childlinerocks.org.uk

Sponsors include Yamaha who are hosting the world’s biggest music lesson led by ace guitarist Soren Andersen, Marshall Amps and Classic Rock magazine.

October 14th is a Sunday so perfect for parents and aspiring rock offspring to riff and break a record or three for the very best of causes in the very best of company. What could be better than getting down ‘n’ dirty with peers, stars, family and mates – and all for children who are at risk… A good cause and a fab day out….Childline Rocks ROCKS!

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https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/ChildLine-Rocks-2012/209426089178048
TWITTER @ChildLine_Rocks

Ten years after the release of their much loved and lauded debut album, rock heroes HUNDRED REASONS have announced two very special anniversary shows, where they will perform ‘Ideas Above Our Station’ in full. What’s more, they are bringing two very special guests along for the ride. Guitarist Larry Hibbitt explains:

“It is with great excitement that we are announcing shows in Manchester and London. As a band it’s important for us to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of IAOS and this is also giving us the opportunity of a proper ending. It’s with further and even greater excitement that we announce that playing before us will be two properly incredible bands: Hell Is For Heroes and Cable. HIFH will be playing the Neon Handshake in full. Cable will be playing Oubliette (otherwise they won’t be allowed in the building). Everything points to this being a very, very special weekend indeed. See you at the front.”

As Larry points out, HELL IS FOR HEROES will perform their debut, ‘The Neon Handshake’ in its entirety, as well as other favourites from their career.

“We’ve been friends with Hundred Reasons for over 10 years, so when they suggested playing our first records together it sounded like fun.” Says guitarist Will McGonagle. “We are really proud of all the music we’ve made together and look forward to getting together to smash out The Neon Handshake. The early 2000s were exciting times for British rock music. It was a special time for our bands, who toured together and forged strong friendships. Who knows, maybe one day there’ll be a Shatterproof/Transmit Disrupt show too hahahaha.”

Rather more cryptically, CABLE revealed their return to live performance with the following statement:

“Recent calculations (using science) indicate that art-rock constellation CABLE will make an extremely rare solar-transit visible only from the points of Manchester & London during the last moon of November 2012. It will be a one-off occurrence (not visible again until 2145). Observers are encouraged, but advised not to look directly at the astral-bodies during the event.”

HUNDRED REASONS (Performing Ideas Above Our Station in full and more)

HELL IS FOR HEROES (Performing The Neon Handshake in full and more)

CABLE (first shows since 1999!)

Friday 23rd November          Manchester Academy 2

Saturday 24th November       London HMV Forum

Tickets on sale at www.kililive.com / 0844 871 8803 & usual outlets

www.hundredreasons.com

posted by thenoisecartel
Monday, June 25, 2012

BURY TOMORROW – SONGPIER APP AVAILABLE

UK based metalcore powerhouse BURY TOMORROW have set up a songpier app including three tracks from the upcoming album ‘The Union Of Crowns’ (out: 16th July 2012), lyrics, band info, pictures, video clips and lots more – for free!
Just use your smartphone to surf to www.songpier.com/burytomorrow and save it to your homescreen.
Furthermore, the song ‘Lionheart’ has also been made available for free download at http://www.nuclearblast.de/de/label/music/band/about/807277.bury-tomorrow.html
Check it out and spread the word!
www.facebook.com/burytomorrowwww.nuclearblast.de/burytomorrow