Sunday, 5 July 2015

LAMB OF GOD - unleashes official ‚Overlord‘ music video



Richmond, VA based heavy rock band LAMB OF GOD will release their highly-anticipated seventh full-length album, »VII: Sturm und Drang«, July 24, 2015 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment with whom the band signed a record deal for all territories outside of North America.



LAMB OF GOD have just revealed the official music video for their brand new track ‚Overlord‘. ‚Overlord' is directed by Jorge Torres-Torres.



'Overlord' is what some may consider the most unique and versatile track on the record – a new play on the revered LAMB OF GOD sound. The track 'Overlord‘ uniquely features clean vocals and lyrics penned by vocalist Randy Blythe, and the video itself features his own personal concept and treatment.

“For years I've wished that I could have a movie camera directly linked to my brain so that some of the ideas I see in my mind's eye could be translated into film for others to watch,” Blythe begins. “Although that is obviously an impossibility (and probably a good thing- I find many things amusing that might not be so funny to everyone else), the video for 'Overlord' is the next best thing for me. I came up with the idea and wrote the treatment for this video myself- to see Jorge (the director) take my concept, add his own touches, and use his technical know-how to translate my "mental script" into a suitably dark visual narrative is just an awesome, awesome experience for me.

I wrote the song about the dangers of self-obsession in our distressingly myopic and increasingly entitled "me-now/now-me" culture; just like the couple in the video, many people can't seem to look past their own relatively small problems to see the bigger picture: the world is in serious trouble. Having a bad day at work, or a fight with your significant other, or getting a crappy haircut or table service does not in any way shape or form constitute an emergency. Sometimes things just don't work out the way we want them to- deal with it. People who only see their own problems eventually wind up alone because no one wants to hear their crap anymore- we all know someone like that, always whining and complaining about some inconsequential setback as if it were the apocalypse. This song is for those people.

Oh yeah- if you're out and about, watching the video on your pocket hate machine (mobile phone), try not to wander into traffic. A little situational awareness goes a long way."

Catch LAMB OF GOD on tour this summer: 03.07. DK Roskilde - Roskilde Festival 05.07. D Roitzschjora - With Full Force Festival 24.09. BR Rio de Janeiro - Rock In Rio 25.09. AR Buenos Aires - Groove 27.09. CHI Santiago - SCL Festival

WE CAME AS ROMANS Announce New Self-Titled Album - To Be Released July 24th via Spinefarm Records



Performing on the Main Stage All Summer Long on the 2015 Vans Warped Tour

We Came As Romans have officially announced their highly anticipated self-titled new album, which will be released July 24th, 2015 via Spinefarm Records. The album was recorded with multi-platinum, award-winning producer David Bendeth (Bring Me The Horizon, Paramore, Of Mice & Men), and is now available for pre-order at one of the following links:

iTunes

WCAR UK merch store

“Writing this record with David Bendeth was very intense,” states vocalist Dave Stephens. “If a song wasn't great, it was rewritten until it was, and if it still wasn't great, it was cut. We wrote close to 40 songs for this record and only ten made the album. Beyond becoming better writers and musicians, it made us stronger as a band and as a team.”

Today, We Came As Romans release a brand new song taken from the album. Fans can now stream the lead single, “The World I Used To Know” via soundcloud.

The band explains the new song by stating, “When we were younger, we had a youthful spirit that made us less fearful of the changing world around us. Even though we've lost that and are now more aware of the negativity in the world, we need to remember those days and view the world with a hopeful spirit.”

“The World I Used To Know” will be offered as an instant grat track when pre-ordered digitally from iTunes.

We Came As Romans – Track-listing

1. Regenerate 2. Who Will Pray? 3. The World I Used To Know 4. Memories 5. Tear It Down 6. Blur 7. Savior Of The Week 8. Flatline 9. Defiance 10. 12:30

The band will perform main-stage for the entire run of the 2015 Vans Warped Tour, which officially kicks off on June 19th, 2015 in Pomona, CA at the Pomona Fairplex.

Composed of vocalists, David Stephens and Kyle Pavone, guitarists Joshua Moore and Lou Cotton, bassist Andrew Glass and drummer Eric Choi, We Came As Romans have already seen massive success with their first two full-length albums To Plant A Seed and Understanding What We’ve Grown To Be each topping 100,000 sales in the US alone. Their most recent release, Tracing Back Roots topped the Billboard charts coming in at #8 on the Billboard 200. The album also charted #1 Independent Album, #1 Internet Album, #1 Hard Rock Album and#2 Top Rock Album. The band’s recent live DVD release Present, Future, and Past debuted #1 on the Billboard DVD charts, beating Metallica for the top spot.

Graveyard​: 'Innocence & Decadence' tracklist revealed



Swedish grandmasters of classic rock, GRAVEYARD, have revealed the tracklist of their fourth full-length album, Innocence & Decadence out on September 25, 2015 worldwide via Nuclear Blast.

Innocence & Decadence will be released in various formats (vinyl look digipak, digital download, black/clear/splatter/orange/green/bi-coloured vinyl as well as a T-Shirt/CD bundle)

Limited edition DIGI:

1. Magnetic Shunk 2. The Apple And The Tree 3. Exit 97 4. Never Theirs To Sell 5. Can't Walk Out 6. Too Much Is Not Enough 7. From A Hole In The Wall 8. Cause & Defect 9. Hard-Headed 10. Far Too Close 11. Stay For A Song 12. The Hatch (bonus track)

VINYL:

Side A: 1. Magnetic Shunk 2. The Apple And The Tree 3. Exit 97 4. Never Theirs To Sell 5. Can't Walk Out 6. Too Much Is Not Enough

Side B: 1. From A Hole In The Wall 2. Cause & Defect 3. Hard-Headed 4. Far Too Close 5. Stay For A Song

CD / DIGITAL / STREAMING:

1. Magnetic Shunk 2. The Apple And The Tree 3. Exit 97 4. Never Theirs To Sell 5. Can't Walk Out 6. Too Much Is Not Enough 7. From A Hole In The Wall 8. Cause & Defect 9. Hard-Headed 10. Far Too Close 11. Stay For A Song

Innocence & Decadence was recorded in Stockholm, Sweden at Atlantis Studios with Janne Hansson (ABBA, THE HIVES, OPETH) and Johan Lindström (TONBRUKET).

Commented the band: "Got a new album coming your way in September called Innocence & Decadence. It's gonna be an album filled to the rim with a little bit of this - and for all of those who might wonder or worry - there will be quite a lot of that on it as well. We've had a great time recording the album at the "gemytliga" Atlantis Studios in Stockholm together with Janne Hansson and Johan Lindström. And after kinda being away from our daily routine as a touring band and the thrill of a new album on its way ..... we wanna leave you with... Good to be gone, great to be back and let there be September!“ - Axel, Joakim, Jonathan & Truls aka Graveyard

A European headlining tour will be announced shortly.

Photos: Corrossion of Conformity at The Academy Dublin. 14 June 2015





Photos (c) Dani Kammler 2015

Saturday, 20 June 2015

MARILYN MANSON ANNOUNCES UK TOUR DATES NOVEMBER 2015



Album ‘The Pale Emperor’ Out Now On Cooking Vinyl

Fresh from an acclaimed USA tour and show stopping performance at UK’s Download Festival on the 13th June 2015, Marilyn Manson announces a four date UK headline tour for November 2015. Full dates are...

Thursday 19th November 2015 London, Eventim Apollo UK
Saturday 21st November 2015 Wolverhampton, Civic UK
Sunday 22nd November 2015 Glasgow, O2 Academy UK
Monday 23rd November 2015 Manchester, O2 Apollo UK


Tickets go onsale at 9am GMT on Friday 19th June 2015. Tickets are available from www.kililive.com, www.seetickets.com and www.triplegmusic.com

Marilyn Manson is touring his critically and commercially acclaimed album 'The Pale Emperor'. Manson has long had his hand on the pulse; now the pulse again moves to the ministrations of his hand. Since he created a 'band' in the early '90s bearing his namesake in the mangroves of southern Florida, Marilyn Manson has utilized a rotating cast of cohorts to deliver his music and message.

The seer, scribe, painter, actor, criminal, panderer of chaos, live performer...oh, and rock and roll demagogue, thee Marilyn Manson roars back above the froth of mass-media and ass mediocrity to deliver a set of soul-stripping, kiss-smearing, church floor-burning songs that stand, unequivocally, his most fully-wrought album being brought to the stage on this upcoming tour.

Sunday, 17 May 2015

LAMB OF GOD to Release New Album “VII: Sturm Und Drang” – Available Worldwide July 2015 via Epic Records



Grammy-nominated, chart-topping Richmond, VA based heavy rock band LAMB OF GOD will release their highly-anticipated seventh full-length album, VII: Sturm Und Drang, worldwide this July via Epic Records. Today, after weeks of hinting at fans about the imminent release, the band is unleashing a brand new track, “Still Echoes”, via www.lamb-of-god.com.

LAMB OF GOD’s last album, the 2012 Grammy-nominated Resolution, debuted at #3 on the US Billboard Top 200, #1 on the US Top Hard Rock and Rock Album charts, #2 on the Canadian albums chart, and #3 on the Australian albums chart.

“Still Echoes” will be available via all digital retailers and streaming services beginning Monday, May 18th.

LAMB OF GOD frontman Randy Blythe states, “The time has come to give the fans their first taste of the new LAMB OF GOD album. This is a very, very dark, yet sonically highly varied, record. As it's always good to come out of the gate hard with a fast and aggressive one, we chose this track "Still Echoes" to kick it off. Enjoy/destroy.”

Several exclusive VII: Sturm Und Drang pre-order bundles are available now via vii-preorder. Make sure to stay tuned for more VII: Sturm Und Drang clips, tracks, and videos... coming soon.

VII: Sturm Und Drang is once again produced and mixed by Josh Wilbur with engineering by Wilbur, Nick Rowe, and Kyle McAulay, and was recorded at NRG Recording Studios in North Hollywood, CA and Suburban Soul Studios in Torrance, CA.

Catch LAMB OF GOD on tour this summer with Slipknot, Bullet For My Valentine and Motionless In White:

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR:

LAMB OF GOD W/ Slipknot, Bullet For My Valentine & Motionless In White

7/24 - West Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheatre 7/25 - Tampa, FL @ MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre 7/26 - Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood 7/28 - Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy MusicTheatre 7/29 - Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center 7/31 - Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center 8/1 - Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater 8/2 - Hartford, CT @ XFINITY Theatre 8/4 - Boston, MA @ XFINITY Center 8/5 - Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center 8/6 - Pittsburgh, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion 8/8 - Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre 8/9 - Montreal, QC @ Parc Jean-Drapeau - Heavy Montreal 8/11 - Washington, DC @ Jiffy Lube Live 8/12 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach 8/14 - Indianapolis, IN @ Klipsch Music Center 8/15 - Chicago, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre 8/16 - St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre 8/19 - Denver, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre 8/21 - Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre 8/23 - Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheater 8/24 - Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena 8/26 - Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion 8/28 - Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Resort Festival Grounds 8/29 - Phoenix, AZ @ AK-Chin Pavilion 8/30 - Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater 9/2 - Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater 9/4 - Houston, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 9/5 - Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion

ABOUT LAMB OF GOD:

Richmond, VA natives LAMB OF GOD originally formed in 1994 as Burn The Priest while in college together at Virginia Commonwealth University, initially performing in meagre venues and hocking rough demos amongst the local scene. In 1998, the band changed their moniker to LAMB OF GOD, which would mark their impending ascension to top-tier status, as well as one of the only tangible career deviations that the band would ever undertake – having consistently released chart-topper after chart-topper while maintaining a true and constant line-up of members and increasingly growing fanbase; a rarity in modern music. The band’s first major release, 2000’s New American Gospel, was immediately touted as an instant metal classic. AllMusic stated it best, “The essential signatures of post-Pantera metal are in abundance on Lamb of God's inaugural album. New American Gospel provides a mighty oak upon which gritty American metal's faith is maintained, effectively bridging the '90s' insistence upon drill-sergeant technicality and the old school's determined focus on riff construction.”

In 2007, just a short time after putting out monumentally successful releases Ashes of the Wake (Album, 2004, #27 of 200 debut), Killadelphia (DVD, 2004, RIAA Platinum), and Sacrament (Album, 2006, #8 of 200 debut), LAMB OF GOD was honored with a Grammy nomination for the track “Redneck”. This would mark the first of four Grammy nominations for the band. After the release of Walk With Me In Hell (DVD, 2008), the second and third Grammy nominations came in 2010 and 2011 for tracks “Set to Fail” and “In Your Words”, both cut from Wrath (CD, 2009, #2 of 200 debut). The fourth nomination arrived for the band’s track “Ghost Walking”, cut from their 2012 album Resolution (CD, #3 of 200 debut). Now, on the cusp of releasing their seventh full-length album VII: Sturm Und Drang, the five-piece is poised to prove their lasting consistency by offering another blistering contribution of the highest quality heavy metal – a record that no one other than LAMB OF GOD could truly execute.

Having amassed the globe with countless world tours and millions of albums sold, all-the-while overcoming countless hurdles ranging from personal demons to vocalist Randy Blythe’s 2013 trial in Prague (which resulted in the acclaimed 2014 full-length feature documentary, As The Palaces Burn, and upcoming book, Dark Days: A Memoir, authored by the frontman and releasing in July), LAMB OF GOD stands the test of time as the biggest, most influential heavy metal band of the new millennium.

THE OTHER - Fear Itself out via Steamhammer 22 June 2015

***EUROPE’S PREMIER HORROR PUNK ROCK BAND’S NEW ‘FEAR ITSELF’ STUDIO ALBUM UNLEASHED JUNE 22nd ON SPV***



Europe’s Number One Horror Punk Rock band The Other are set to unleash their mighty sixth studio album, ‘Fear Itself’, as a digipak CD, and as a double vinyl gatefold album, with printed inner sleeves (+ CD), on Steamhammer / SPV on June 22nd. The Other have also lined up a UK headline tour in November; dates are:

09.11.15 Manchester – Tiger Lounge 10.11.15 Leicester – The Shed 11.11.15 Nottingham - The Old Angel 12.11.15 Birmingham – Scruffy Murphy’s 13.11.15 London – The Purple Turtle 14.11.15 Brighton –Green Door Store

There are phases in life which you want to leave behind as quickly as possible, as The Other know only too well. Although their album ‘The Devils You Know’ and subsequent tour of Germany marked a major step in the right direction in 2012, the band surrounding front-man Rod Usher soon suffered a number of severe setbacks when they found themselves having to cope with two significant personnel changes – which also meant a 50% exodus of their former line-up, leaving Rod Usher and drummer Doc Caligari to their own devices. “Of course we asked ourselves: quo vadis?” Usher confesses, “but from the beginning Doc and I were determined to keep going, no matter what. Now we know that sometimes you have to wade through a vale of tears to create an atmosphere of departure.”

The band owes its newfound optimism to guitarists Pat Laveau and Ben Crowe, plus bassist Aaron Torn, who not only complete the line-up perfectly, but have also made the band stylistically more diverse thanks to the conscious distribution of the guitar parts onto two pairs of shoulders. You want proof? All you have to do is listen to the new album ‘Fear Itself’, a dark grab bag packed with the most powerful horror punk worldwide, the way only The Other are capable of creating it. Usher: “Our new band members have contributed lots of ideas to the new album, so our musical range is more diverse than ever before.”

Usher is referring to tracks such as ‘In The Dark’, a Cult influenced goth rock number with a melancholy 80’s feel to its chorus, the sinister ‘Doll Island - Isla De Las Muñecas’ with it references to Glenn Danzig and his band, and to ‘Nie mehr’, the traditional The Other metal opener, for the first time featuring German-language lyrics.

Of course there are also those punk rock tracks with sing-along chorus parts which are so typical of The Other, for example ‘Bloodsucker’ and ‘The Price You Pay’, both more than likely to become real live faves. Other highlights on the album are ‘Screams In The Black House’, fast and melodic, emotional and dark, with a twin-guitar solo and hints of Iron Maiden and Thin Lizzy thrown in. Usher: “The lyrics are about that sinister hut in the forest that everybody remembers from their childhood. Only here we’ve also got a bogey man.” ‘Rise’ is very much in the tradition of older material such as ‘Hyde Inside’ and ‘Howling At The Moon’, Usher’s lyrics bringing to mind Edgar Allan Poe and his motto “The death of a beautiful woman is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world”.

***The first single plus video from the album is entitled ‘Dreaming Of The Devil’*** Usher states that “It’s about women who feel strangely attracted to bad guys. We can tell you a thing or two about that, and that’s what we’ve done in this song. Even if it’s wrapped in a horror story with the devil cast in an erotic part.”

So The Other obviously continue to have a penchant for unusual subject matter, as the album title hints: the term ‘Fear Itself’ is part of a quote (“nothing to fear but fear itself”) by former US president Franklin D. Roosevelt and refers to an unfounded fear that’s impossible to define (like the spider featured on the album’s cover artwork), but also the fear of new directions/decisions/risks (like the labyrinth on the cover).

Like its predecessor ‘The Devils You Know’, ‘Fear Itself’ was produced by Waldemar Sorychta (Grip Inc., Tiamat, Moonspell), who was also responsible for the powerful final mix of ‘New Blood’ (2010). As far as The Other are concerned, Sorychta is the ideal producer, or, as Usher puts it: “There could be no better producer for The Other than Waldemar, with the exception of Bob Ezrin (Alice Cooper, Kiss) and Rick Rubin (Metallica, Danzig, The Cult) perhaps.”

And there could be nobody better than Daniel Madden and the Figurenwerkstatt Ruland replica workshop to create the Rod Usher and Doc Caligari collectible dolls and The Other wall plaque. So The Other mark 2015 continue to be a multimedia spectacle, a real Eldorado for horror fans and collectors. ‘Fear Itself’ is the perfect soundtrack for that scene.



Release Date Europe: June 22nd, 2015
Release Date Germany: June 19th, 2015
USA / Canada: June 23rd, 2015