Thursday, 19 January 2017

STATICLAND - JANUARY UK TOUR WITH CANDLEBOX



STATICLAND is thrilled to be returning to Europe for some dates this January with legendary Seattle Candlebox, including London’s Underworld on January 27th.

The Walking Papers singer Jeff Angell’s STATICLAND self-titled debut album released on UDR, is a captivating menagerie of songs that effortlessly shift from raucous, snarling, barn burners to moving Stones-inspired ballads that you will want to play on repeat. Produced By Grammy award winner Vance Powell (Jack White, The Dead Weather, The Raconteurs, Seasick Steve), the sound is that of a provocative, imaginative blues rock which breaths new life into the genre. Indulge now in the video for the lyric video for High Score from Jeff Angell’s Staticland:


“I believed that we have succeeded in defining a sound that is undeniably our own. Fusing blues and post punk influences with time and attention invested in the lyrics and arrangements.” exclaims Angell and while calling Cabdlebox “an outstanding rock n roll band” he promises Staticland’s shows will be “full of swaggering songs that swing and shuffle savagely” and will enthral audiences.

STATICLAND January UK dates w/ CANDLEBOX: Fri 20th The Plug Sheffield Sat 21st Think Tank Newcastle Sun 22nd G2 Glasgow Tue 24th Slade Rooms Wolverhampton Wed 25th The Globe Cardiff Thu 26th The Fleece Bristol Fri 27th Underworld London Sat 28th Crauford Arms Milton Keynes

European dates: Mon 30th The Winston Amsterdam, NL Tue 31st Les Etoiles Paris, FR Thu 02nd Rock Fabrik Ludwigsburg, DE Fri 03th Rockpalast Bochum, DE R Sat 04th Kleine Freiheit Osnabruck, DE Staticland are : Jeff Angell - vocals, guitar Benjamin Anderson - keys, bass Joshua Fant - drums

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

HELLOWEEN - PUMPKINS UNITED ANNOUNCE ONE-OFF 2017 UK SHOW



Here comes the sensation for all HELLOWEEN fans: You believed in it for years and continued to ask for it – now is the time: In fall 2017, Michael Kiske and Kai Hansen will once again mount a HELLOWEEN stage together and resurrect the band’s legendary original line-up. Yes, it’s official: Weikath, Kiske, Hansen, Grosskopf are going to play HELLOWEEN classics live and on a joint tour. Massive news. Awesome. But you might want to sit down again, because that’s not all of it! Under the flag PUMPKINS UNITED all pumpkin heads will step up – meaning Andi & Michi on vocals, Kai & Weiki & Sascha on guitars, and Markus & Dani in the rhythm section.

PUMPKINS UNITED WORLD TOUR 2017/2018: GOOD. AS. IT. GETS. The band have also announced this special line-up will also take to the stage in the UK, for a one-off show at London's Brixton Academy on the 14th November. The band commented 'The only PUMPKINS UNITED concert in the UK has been confirmed! BRITISH HELLOWEEN MANIACS - let us rock the O2 Brixton Academy in London together on the 14th of November 2017 and make this evening something unique!

THE IDEA. Undisputedly, HELLOWEEN are one of Germany’s most respected metal exports and considered the founders of German melodic speed metal. As godfathers of the genre, they have grown to become one of the most influential metal bands of the planet. In an unbelievable career reaching back as far as 1984, HELLOWEEN have performed at innumerable metal festivals around the globe such as Rock in Rio, Loudpark in Tokyo, Wacken, or the Woodstock in Poland, which they headlined in front of over 500,000 fans.

The band has delivered countless headliner world tours, spectacular shows with the likes of Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Dio, Slayer, or Ozzy Osbourne to name just a few, and played at exotic locations in Borneo, Indonesia, Manaus, Brazil, or, at over 10,600 ft in the world’s highest capital, La Paz, Bolivia. The band’s spectacular show at the 'Monsters Of Rock' festival in Castle Donington in front of over 100,000 metal heads in 1988 was just as memorable as the massive MTV 'Headbanger’s Ball' US tour with Anthrax and Exodus. Including genre masterpieces 'Keeper of the Seven Keys' Part I & II, they’ve released 15 studio- and three live albums to date, selling over eight million records and earning fourteen gold and six platinum awards. For 30 years, HELLOWEEN have been delighting their fans with fantastic riffs, great songs, and haunting melodies – three decades of a global career they officially celebrated with the 'Hellbook' in 2015. This is when the idea for PUMPKINS UNITED was born: The ‘Anniversary Bible’ as well as touring with Kai made them realize that this band’s story is demanding its next chapter. Or, as Michael Kiske describes it:'Playing an original HELLOWEEN track with Unisonic was quite a flashback already, but rocking with the original line-up and Andi will be something really special. The time has come!' The chemistry between Kiske, Hansen, Weikath, and Grosskopf is singular – and sees its revival not least because of you: You’ve never stopped asking for it – now the mega event is coming up live, with the complete cast, and heavily wired!

IN DETAIL. The super tour’s first confirmed date is October 28, 2017 in Sao Paulo and takes the full PUMPKINS entourage across selected cities and venues in Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the US. An extremely big deal, which, including a few secret surprises, will present almost three hours of the biggest hits from three decades of HELLOWEEN as the band will obviously insist on performing a full-speed trip through the HELLOWEEN repertoire. 'We already had an awesome time on the Hellish Rock part 1 & 2, but this time we’ll definitely double down on it' says Kai Hansen, and Markus Grosskopf adds: 'There’ll for sure be songs that we haven’t played in a very long time or even ever before.' Whoever doesn’t secure tickets for this tour, probably doesn’t have all their pumpkins in a row: The original line-up wants to celebrate a global party with you, which is also going to be highly emotional because this SPECIAL WORLD TOUR is actually not a reunion and most probably won’t happen again. Andi channels our metal hearts when he says: 'I’m so much looking forward to playing Michi’s and my tunes together with him live on stage. It’s going to be absolutely exceptional.' – And now: breathe. Tickets for the London show on the 14th November go on-sale next Monday 23rd January.

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Blood, Lust, Death 2017 Tour Featuring Dope, Combichrist, September Mourning & Davey Suicide



ndustrial Metal Legends DOPE and Combichrist are pairing up for the Black Craft Whiskey sponsored Blood, Lust, Death 2017 Tour.. The bill will be rounded out with support from September Mourning and Davey Suicide. Launching Feb 27th in Portland OR, the tour winds through the Midwest, East Coast, and South before wrapping up in LA on April 9.

"We are very excited to get back out on the road " says Edsel Dope. "This will be our first time touring with Combichrist & we both have some really cool surprises planned for the tour…If you are a fan of Industrial Metal, this is one show that you don't want to miss".

"In addition to playing the Dope classics, this will be the first opportunity for fans to catch us performing some of the songs off of our new album Blood Money " Says Edsel. "Can't wait to get back on the road in the US and actually play a full show for all of you again. Hope you're all ready to party, because shit's getting serious. We are packing the set full of old classics as well as our new favorite tracks" - Andy LaPlegua - Combichrist

Both Dope and Combichrist will play full sets on the tour. Exclusive Meet and Greet packages are available at Enter The Vault for all events…

Blood, Lust, Death Tour 2017 Show Dates: 03/02 @ Liquid Joe's - Salt Lake City, UT 03/03 @ Sunshine Studios - Colorado Springs, CO 03/04 @ Aftershock - Merriam, KS 03/05 @ Outland Ballroom - Springfield, MO 03/06 @ Underground - Omaha, NE 03/07 @ Gabe's Oasis - Iowa City, IA 03/08 @ Amsterdam Bar & Hall - St Paul, MN 03/09 @ Courtside - Dubuque, IA 03/10 @ Q&Z Expo Center - Ringle, WI 03/12 @ The Annex - Madison, WI 03/13 @ The Metal Grill - Cudahy, WI 03/14 @ The Agora - Cleveland, OH 03/15 @ HOME Bar - Arlington Heights, IL 03/16 @ Big Shots - Valparaiso, IN 03/17 @ The Apollo Theatre - Belvedere, IL 03/18 @ The Machine Shop - Flint, MI 03/19 @ The Music Factory - Battle Creek, MI 03/20 @ Trixie's Ent. Complex - Louisville, KY 03/21 @ Diesel - Pittsburgh, PA 03/24 @ Palladium - Worcester, MA 03/25 @ Fish Head Cantina - Halethorpe, MD 03/26 @ Arizona Pete's -Greensboro, NC 03/28 @ The Haven - Winter Park, FL 03/29 @ The Orpheum - Tampa, FL 03/30 @ O'Malley's Sports Bar - Fort Lauderdale, FL 04/02 @ Southport Music Hall - New Orleans, LA 04/03 @ Grizzly Hall - Austin, TX 04/04 @ Scout Bar - Houston, TX 04/05 @ Fitzgerald's - San Antonio, TX 04/06 @ Trees - Dallas, TX 04/08 @ Club Red - Mesa, AZ 04/09 @ The Regent Theater - Los Angeles, CA