Saturday, 28 February 2015

Whitechapel unveils "Let Me Burn" video



Brotherhood of the Blade headlining tour begins Saturday

Tennessee's Whitechapel have unveiled their latest music video, today. But be warned: "Let Me Burn" isn't like other Whitechapel videos. The band collaborated with director Mitch Massie, the director behind the latest and most visually striking videos from Cattle Decapitation, The Dillinger Escape Plan, and more. Mitch Massie brought the lyrics to "Let Me Burn" to life in gloriously gory fashion; this video is not for those with a weak constitution.

Whitechapel vocalist Phil Bozeman explains: "The basis of the video is about a man, his wife and daughter. The story depicts the degradation of the man and him going insane. He kills his wife and eventually douses himself in gasoline and begs his daughter to strike the match. But the whole point of the story is that the man has everything he wants and needs, but has no control over his mind and suffers with clinical insanity/schizophrenia and regrets everything he has done." Guitarist Alex Wade adds: "It's our first time trying a story based video versus a performance video with us playing and we're really happy with how it came out. Phil's idea for the concept of the video mixed with Mitch Massie's directing developed a very dark and sinister feel that represents the song well."

The heavy video, both sonically and visually, can be seen now, and appropriately, at blood-disgusting.com HERE. Whitechapel will be back on the road beginning February 28th. The tour will take the band from Memphis through the Midwest on their way to Self Help Fest in San Bernardino, CA. Self Help Fest is scheduled for March 7th at the Nos Event Center and features The Devil Wears Prada, Pierce the Veil, Stick to Your Guns, The Ghost Inside, and more.

WHITECHAPEL

Brotherhood of the Blade Tour

02/28 Memphis, TN Hi Tone Cafe 03/01 St. Louis, MO Firebird 03/02 Merriam, KS Aftershock 03/03 Omaha, NE Sokol Underground 03/05 Murray, UT Murray Theater 03/07 San Bernardino, CA NOS Events Center (Self Help Fest) 03/08 Mesa, AZ Nile Theatre 03/09 Tucson, AZ The Rock 03/10 Lubbock, TX Jake's Sports Cafe 03/11 Oklahoma City, OK The Conservatory 03/12 Little Rock, AR Juanita's Spring Tour Dates and Festival Appearances 04/11 Austin, TX Empire Garage *Texas Independent Fest 04/21 Hamburg, DE Markthalle * 04/22 Belin, DE C-Club* 04/23 Munich, De Backstage Werk* 04/24 Zurich, SI Komplex+ 04/25 Oberhausen, DE Turbinen Halle+ 04/26 Vienna, AT Arena+ 04/27 Nuremberg, DE Der Hirsch* 04/28 Frankfurt, DE Batschkapp* 04/29 Stuttgart, DE LKA Longhorn* 04/30 Paris, FR Le Trabendo+ 05/01 Meerhout, BE Groezrock 05/02 Leipzig, DE Agra+ 05/03 Amsterdam, NL Melkweg The Max+ 05/04 Manchester, GB Academy +

*Progression Tour
+Impericon Festival

"Our Endless War" was released in May of 2014 via Metal Blade Records. This album isWHITECHAPEL's most streamlined, atmospheric, and emotionally powerful release. The album debuted at #10 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart, #2 on the Billboard Top Independent Albums Chart, #1 on the Billboard Hard Music Albums Chart (Current) and #2 on the Billboard Rock Albums Chart.

Otep Postpones European Tour



Los Angeles, California - Otep has postponed the dates of her upcoming European tour.

Due to unforeseen circumstances we've had to postpone the European tour. Our hearts are broken. We will reschedule. - Otep

For further updates, check Otep's Facebook page.

NIGHTWISH - BAND DISCUSS THEMES AND INSPIRATIONS FOR 'ENDLESS FORMS MOST BEAUTIFUL' IN NEW ALBUM TRAILER



NIGHTWISH's forthcoming album 'Endless Forms Most Beautiful' will be the band's first studio album to feature Dutch vocalist Floor Jansen and is set for release on 30th March 2015 via Nuclear Blast. The band have been posting a series of trailers documenting the making of the new album and today sees the release of the 12th episode. Watch as the band explain the themes and inspirations for the new album:



Main man Tuomas Holopainen comments: “There’s a kind of scientific approach to a lot of things on the album. Songs like ‘Shudder Before The Beautiful’, ‘Endless Forms Most Beautiful’, ‘The Greatest Show On Earth’ or ‘Alpenglow’ all somehow reflect the bliss of existence. It’s temporary character. Evolution…Maybe you could even talk about the poetic nature of science. Natural science and its paradigm – seem to represent something cold and boring to a lot of people. Hopefully we can illustrate with this album – that science can even be something profoundly spiritual.”

Stand-in drummer Kai Hahto adds: “It’s a perfect theme to an album. Like, how did we come to be? And when our time here is done, what kind of mark do we leave? It’s a pretty amazing theme.”

Jordan JAE To Perform at 2015 Young Artist Awards



New York, NY - Fifteen-year-old singer-songwriter, Jordan JAE, has made quite a name for herself over the last year with the release of her powerful original singles, "Hopping Fences" and "Makin' Me Crazy." The New York City-based teen will be taking her talents to the 36th Annual Young Artist Awards next month. Jordan will perform her debut hit record "Said No One Ever" (co-written and produced by Grammy nominated duo Kinetics & One Love) in LA on March 15th alongside After Romeo and other exciting acts. Melanie Mitchell (Miss California Teen 2015), Maureen Dragone of KTTV Fox 11 News, and Manny Streetz of OnAir with Ryan Seacrest are only three of the many presenters at this year's award ceremony. Previous winners of Young Artist Awards include Chandler Riggs of The Walking Dead, Kiernen Shipka of Mad Men, and the cast of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days among many other talented young entertainers. In addition, Rider Strong of Boy Meets World fame will be receiving the Mickey Rooney Lifetime Achievement Award at this year's event.

Between the Young Artist Awards and upcoming exciting news, things are really taking off for Jordan JAE in 2015. The young singer's latest single, "Hopping Fences," has been featured on MTV's Fresh Faces block (9AM EST)! Be sure to catch it again on Tuesday March 2nd.



ABOUT JORDAN JAE: Hailing from the iconic and cultured streets of New York City, fifteen-year-old pop singer/songwriter Jordan JAE is about to burst the music industry wide open with her relentlessly catchy tunes. This musical wunderkind has been singing since she can remember, taking vocal lessons at the tender age of 7 and writing her first song when she was just 9 years old. Around her 13th birthday JAE was invited to record at SlumboLabs recording studio in Brooklyn by owner Jake Ottmann. There she continued to develop as a singer, songwriter, pianist, and guitarist, working alongside some amazing artists and producers. Jordan JAE has quickly grown a strong online following with her YouTube cover videos, releasing beautiful renditions of Imagine Dragons "It's Time," Ed Sheeran's "All of the Stars," and more. Jordan JAE teamed up with Grammy nominated songwriters and producers Kinetics & One Love (Eminem, B.o.B, Sean Kingston, Melanie Martinez) for her anthemic debut single, "Said No One Ever" [January 2014]. Jordan JAE continued her success releasing more cover videos and her original songs "Makin' Me Crazy" [August 2014] and "Hopping Fences" [January 2015]. She is currently endorsed by Daisy Rock Guitars and was one of the faces of Smooth Sailing Co.'s 2014 summer line, founded by Steven Kopacz of Go Radio. Jordan JAE is currently working on her debut EP with new music coming soon!

ABOUT THE YOUNG ARTIST AWARDS: In 1978 Maureen Dragone journalist and member of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and daughter of Nora Laing who was one of the founders of HFPA founded the Non-Profit Organization Youth in Film Awards to acknowledge youth in film under the age of 21. In 2000, the association became known as The Young Artist Awards to additionally honor those in television, live theatre, voice-over and & to provide scholarships for young artists who may be physically or financially challenged. Past Award Recipients include: Leo Di Caprio, Drew Barrymore, Melissa Joan Hart, Mario Lopez, Fergie, Christina Applegate, Soleil Moon Frye and Tobey Maguire, Hillary Duff,Bella Thorne to name a few.

THE LOUNGE KITTENS ANNOUNCE DEBUT RELEASE - PLUS NEW VIDEO FOR 'GLORYHOLE' (STEEL PANTHER COVER)



The Lounge Kittens have released a brand new video, alongside details of their first official release. 'Just The Tip' will be released via their own Grweat Records label on April 8th.

Gearing up to hit the road for their biggest tour yet with STEEL PANTHER, The ‘Kittens have also released their own take on the headliners gross-out video ‘Gloryhole’ – check it out here:



Jen Kitten explains the thinking behind the 6 track mini-album:

“The demand from the fans for us to release an album has been overwhelming and we’re really excited to share our music with people in a completely new way via the release of our mini-album ‘Just the Tip…’. We thought long and hard about what songs to include on the EP as we wanted to show the true variety of our musical passions, genre tastes, naughtiness and vocal range. So we’re off on tour with Steel Panther on their ‘All You Can Eat’ tour and managing to keep a modicum of ladylike restraint by only giving you ‘Just The Tip’…hahah...save yourself for another day, there’s plenty more to come from us!” 


The full track listing is as follows:

1) Party Hard (Andrew WK cover) 2) Duality (Slipknot cover) 3) SeanAPaul Medley 4) Rollin (Limp Bizkit cover) 5) I Don't Want To Miss A Thing (Aerosmith cover) 6) Gloryhole (Steel Panther cover)

The Lounge Kittens first crossed the path of public consciousness one year ago when they unleashed their interpretation of Limp Bizkit's 'Rollin' via YouTube. Armed only with a piano and perfect three-part harmonies, the video quickly went viral, catching the attention of one Mr Fred Durst, who loved what he saw and heard. So much so that five months later, The Lounge Kittens were stood on the main stage of the SONISPHERE festival, jamming 'Rollin' with the rap metal legends themselves.

Subsequent interpretations - the word "cover" does not really do the Kittens's work justice - of Andrew WK and Slipknot have seen the trend of official originator endorsement continue, with Andrew WK describing the trio as "The partiest kittens in the world", and Slipknot's Corey Taylor proclaiming his love for their version of 'Duality'.

Appearances at festivals including the likes of SONISPHERE and GLASTONBURY saw packed tents and excitement over the summer of 2014, earning them enough fans to carry out their own headline tour in the winter. Now, just over a year since they first uploaded a video to YouTube in the hope of making a few people laugh, they prepare for a mammoth tour which will put them in front of tens of thousands of people, including a performance at the world renowned Wembley Arena.

Catch them at the following shows:

THE LOUNGE KITTENS (Supporting STEEL PANTHER with SKINDRED)


March 2015


6th- Manchester- O2 Apollo - SOLD OUT
 7th- Manchester- O2 Apollo - SOLD OUT
 9th- Glasgow- O2 Academy - SOLD OUT
 10th- Newcastle- O2 Academy - SOLD OUT
 12th- Wolverhampton- The Civic Hall - SOLD OUT
 13th- Leicester- O2 Academy - SOLD OUT
 14th- London- Wembley Arena

FINCH SUPPORT ACTS CONFIRMED FOR UPCOMING UK TOUR - TICKETS ON SALE NOW



Finch are pleased to confirm that Fort Hope and Only Rivals will support them on their upcoming UK tour, this May/June. Tickets are priced at £17.50 regionally and £20 in London and go on sale today! Tickets are available from www.seetickets.com – dates are as follows:

Wed 27 May 2015 Glasgow Garage Thu 28 May 2015 Newcastle University Fri 29 May 2015 Manchester Academy 2 Sun 31 May 2015 Norwich Waterfront Mon 01 Jun 2015 Brighton Concorde2 Tue 02 Jun 2015 London Koko Wed 03 Jun 2015 Bristol Marble Factory

Finch released their latest studio album, Back to Oblivion, last October via Spinefarm Records. The album was their first full length album in over nine years.

NAPALM DEATH Launch 'Apex Predator - Easy Meat' track-by-track video



UK Grind pioneers NAPALM DEATH continue to promote their recently released and much acclaimed 15th studio album 'Apex Predator - Easy Meat”' Therefor a new and extensive track-by-track video featuring NAPALM DEATH vocalist Mark “Barney” Greenway explaining the lyrical themes of the songs on 'Apex Predator - Easy Meat' has now been lunched online.

Check out the interesting clip here:



'Apex Predator - Easy Meat' has managed to enter the sales charts in several countries across the world upon release with the following highest positions: Germany: #36, Switzerland: #64, France: #69, Greece: #60, Belgium (Flemish): #103, Belgium (Wallonia): #111, UK: #120, UK Rock Chart: #15, US Top 200: #113, US New Artist Top 50: #2.

These are the formats available for NAPALM DEATH’s 'Apex Predator – Easy Meat' album:

- Jewel Case CD with 20-page booklet (14 songs) - Digital Download (14 songs) - 180gr. LP with a double-sided A2 poster, lyric sheet and one bonus track (15 songs, bonus track: “Critical Gluttonous Mass”) - Limited Mediabook CD with expanded 40-page booklet, a sticker and 3 bonus tracks (17 songs, bonus tracks: “What Is Past Is Prologue”, “Oh So Pseudo” and the G-ANX cover-version "Clouds Of Cancer / Victims Of Ignorance") - Digipak CD with 24-page booklet and one bonus track / North America only! (15 songs, bonus track: “Oh So Pseudo”) - Limited red-coloured Cassette with one bonus track (15 songs, bonus track: “Critical Gluttonous Mass”) - Limited Mailorder Boxset, 1000x copies worldwide (Content: Mediabook CD with expanded 40-page booklet, a sticker and 3 bonus tracks, a clear cassette version of the album with one bonustrack, an exclusive NAPALM DEATH beanie, a double-sided A3 poster and a button bag with 3 pins).

The LP will be available in the following versions:

- Unlimited Black LP - 200x Clear LP (Via CM Webshop Europe) Sold out! - 300x White LP (Via CM Distro Europe) Sold out! - 200x Transparent Green LP (Via Nuclear Blast Europe) - 800x Solid Red LP (Via CM North America) - 200x Solid Blue LP (Via CM Distro USA) - 200x Dark Green LP (Via CM Distro USA)