Thursday, 27 August 2015

CHILDREN OF BODOM - BAND RELEASES FIRST TRACK BY TRACK TRAILER FOR NEW ALBUM 'I WORSHIP CHAOS'



Finnish Heavy Metal powerhouse CHILDREN OF BODOM are set to release their forthcoming album 'I Worship Chaos' on October 2nd via Nuclear Blast. Today the band has released the first track by track trailer for the forthcoming album, which covers new songs 'I Hurt', 'My Bodom (I Am The Only One) and 'Morrigan'. Watch the trailer here:



Returning to Finland’s Danger Johnny Studios (located at a top secret, undisclosed location in Helsinki) to record I Worship Chaos, the album was produced by the band and Mikko Karmila, who worked with the band on their earlier albums Halo Of Blood, Hatebreeder, Follow The Reaper and Hate Crew Deathroll. The album was mixed and mastered at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki and the artwork was created by Finnish artist Tuomas Korpi.

I Worship Chaos track list:

01. I Hurt 02. My Bodom (I Am The Only One) 03. Morrigan 04. Horns 05. Prayer For The Afflicted 06. I Worship Chaos 07. Hold Your Tongue 08. Suicide Bomber 09. All For Nothing 10. Widdershins

Bonus tracks (digibook only):

11. Mistress Of Taboo (PLASMATICS cover) 12. Danger Zone (KENNY LOGGINS cover) 13. Black Winter Day (AMORPHIS cover)

Bonus DVD (digibook only): 01. Making Of

Rock Legends ANVIL Offer Once-In-A-Lifetime PledgeMusic Fan Opportunities



Canadian cult metal act ANVIL is back! Striving to bypass the labels that have stood between the band and fans for years, ANVIL is creating their new record Anvil Is Anvil with a direct-to-fan approach in mind. Recently, the band teamed up with PledgeMusic to assure that fan connection, but unlike other crowdsourcing campaigns put forth by bands in the hopes of amassing a recording budget, ANVIL’s campaign strives to do so while truly providing fans with unique, once-in-a-lifetime experiences and personal, one-on-one opportunities that they will never forget.

ANVIL’s 2009 movie documentary, The Story Of Anvil made them famous the world over. Their albums are considered landmarks among a musical genre. Their 2011 release, Juggernaut Of Justice, and their 2013 release, Hope In Hell, were powerful and unrelenting.

Anvil Is Anvil will be their most potent yet, and feature guitarist/vocalist Steve ‘Lips’ Kudlow, drummer Robb Reiner, and new bassist Chris Robertson in top form. Featuring no concessions to short-lived trends and no modern frills, the brand new ANVIL record will feature traditional metal at its finest with massive classic rock elements – a sound that ANVIL fans love and deserve.

ANVIL and PledgeMusic are offering fans a chance to get up close and personal with the band, access exclusive content and be a part of a truly unique fan-to-band experience. With every pre-order, pledgers will get the AccessPass which will give them exclusive looks at behind the scenes videos, photos and messages from the band. Fans will also have several once in a lifetime opportunities to purchase:

· In person or Skype drum lesson with Robb · In person or Skype guitar lesson with Lips · Guest back-up vocal appearance on the new record · One of Lips’ amps · The opportunity to attend a live rehearsal · A day in the studio with the band · Signed limited edition CD with bonus tracks · Signed drum head · Exclusive Pledger T-shirt · AMPU (Anvil Metal Pounders Union) deluxe lifetime membership and signed CD · Signed set list · Signed drumsticks · Handwritten lyric sheets

To pledge, please visit www.pledgemusic.com/anvil

Guitarist and vocalist Steve ‘Lips’ Kudlow statesm “We are proud to announce to our fans that they can keep in personal touch with the band and be directly involved in the process of creating the next ANVIL album. This will be the first time that we’ve used a pre-sales platform and we are fully confident that getting closer to our fans through making the album will take the making of it and the final album to somewhere fantastic. Considering that almost anyone aware of ANVIL knows our long and sometimes brutal history, we’re hoping you would be honored to help and prove us right in our belief in you… and we promise another top notch ANVIL recording that we can enjoy for many years into the future.”

Antimatter to release 'The Judas Table'



"Anybody who has ever suffered from betrayal can relate to this album", Antimatter-mainman Mick Moss states self-consciously about his most recent work, 'The Judas Table'. "I'm singing about my experiences, but I'm a firm believer that they are everybody else's experiences as well."

Throughout his life, Moss has repeatedly experienced disappointment on a personal level along with the self-doubt that goes with it. The deficiencies of human behaviour and social life have always been the proverbial red thread through his lyrics, but prior to 'The Judas Table', a critical limit was exceeded for Moss. On Antimatter's sixth album, he accounts for different personal conflicts with an unusual, almost scientific poignancy and is harder on people from his immediate surroundings than ever, yet also on himself: "For 'The Judas Table' I gather together the various personalities of the people who's callous and disrespectful, backstabbing actions caused me countless wasted years of depression", he resumes. "For years I thought the problem was with me. I was always open and tried my best, but was nevertheless used and betrayed many times. This led me to believe I was worthless and must have deserved it. Now I realise the problem was with the clinically psychologically soulless people who treated me that way due to their nature, not mine."

The liberating and empowering conceptual approach is also reflected in the music. 'The Judas Table' just like "Leaving Eden" and "Fear Of A Unique Identity" is essentially appealing due to its intense blend of melancholic Art Rock, dark melencholia and introspective acoustic pieces, but as a whole seems less nervous and restless than earlier records. The new Antimatter record appears to be calm and attests to a so far unfamiliar inner peace, an equilibrium found - a hint at the fact that Moss might have overcome his torturing demons?

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

STEVE 'N' SEAGULLS RETURN TO THE UK



Their performances have been capturing the attention of millions (as you can see for yourself here:



They will be playing a run of UK shows in October.

UK TOUR DATES

October 26th - Dingwalls - London, UK October 27th - The Slade Rooms - Wolverhampton, UK October 28th - Sound Control - Manchester, UK October 29th - Stereo - Glasgow, UK October 30th - Athletics Club - Rushden, UK October 31st - The Bullingdon - Oxford, UK

BABYMETAL TO HEADLINE WEMBLEY ARENA NEXT APRIL

BABYMETAL have announced their return to the UK next year. The worldwide phenomenon will headline London SSE Arena Wembley on April 2nd 2016. Tickets go on sale 10am Wednesday 2nd September. The news comes ahead of their main stage performance at Reading & Leeds Festivals this weekend, marking the end of an impressive summer that’s seen them storm the stage at Download Festival to thousands of adoring fans, as well as winning both a Kerrang! Award for ‘The Spirit Of Independence’ and a Metal Hammer Golden God Award for ‘ Breakthrough Act’. Details of two new DVD releases can also be revealed. LIVE AT BUDOKAN: Red Night & Black Night Apocalypse will be released on 2DVD and Blu-Ray, as well as a Limited Edition Red Night CD+DVD format, while LIVE IN LONDON, featuring footage from the band’s two sold out shows at Kentish Town Forum and Brixton Academy will be on 2DVD and Blu-ray. Both come out via earMUSIC on 30th October 2015.

WOLF announce tour with Enforcer



The autumn is going to be a celebration of Swedish steel! WOLF founded in 1995 and were the first wave of the NWOSHM (New Wave Of Swedish Heavy Metal). They inspired the next generation like Enforcer who came to birth in 2004 with a new Speed Metal approach while the new kids on the block, Dynamite, present the Rock’n’Roll side of good old Metal.

The band comments: “We are thrilled to get out on the road to promote ’Devil Seed’ on yet another run around Europe, this time with fellow Swedes in Enforcer and Dynamite. This package is so much Metal that everyone coming to the shows will have a hard time passing airport security and metal detectors for a foreseeable future. Buckle up and get ready, the Heavy Metal tour of the fall is soon in a city near you!“

WOLF’s lastest album “Devil Seed” came out last Summer and was hailed by international press:

ENFORCER, WOLF + Dynamite “From Beyond” tour

08.10.2015 Queens Hall, Nuneaton, UK 09.10.2015 Voodoo Lounge, Dublin, Ireland 10.10.2015 Limelight 2, Belfast, UK 11.10.2015 Audio, Glasgow, UK 12.10.2015 Live Rooms, Chester, UK 13.10.2015 Underworld, London, UK

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

ATREYU SIGN TO SEARCH AND DESTROY RECORDS AS PART OF RAW POWER MANAGEMENT'S PARTNERSHIP WITH SPINEFARM RECORDS/UNIVERSAL



When Atreyu emerged from their hiatus in 2014, the band was met with fevered excitement from fans and the metal community.

The band played a sold-out-in-minutes warm-up show in its native Orange County, were a featured main stage attraction at both AFTERSHOCK and KNOTFEST, released a new song "So Others May Live" as a free download for fans that immediately propelled Atreyu to trending status on social media, and closed out the year by booking a hometown Christmas show at The Observatory in the O.C.

Now, the band has confirmed even more good news -- its worldwide signing to the Search and Destroy Records imprint as part of the newly-announced joint venture between the label and Raw Power Management and Spinefarm Records.

Atreyu's new album, due out on September 18th 2015, will be released through Search and Destroy/Spinefarm.

"We're truly excited for this union," said Atreyu drummer Brandon Saller. "Signing with Spinefarm/Search & Destroy will truly allow us to create without restraint. We are looking forward to the future."

Raw Power's Vice President Matt Ash concurred, saying, "Raw Power is proud to be representing Atreyu for management worldwide and we're very excited to move forward with the guys in this fresh chapter of their career.”

"We are beyond excited to welcome Atreyu to the Spinefarm Records roster," said Spinefarm Director of A&R Darren Dalessio. "As one of the pioneering artists of the metalcore movement, it's very exciting to see this new album take shape. The new music they are crafting is nothing short of incredible, and there is a real passion and fire within the band right now that is undeniable. We couldn’t be happier to be a part of this next chapter of Atreyu's already impressive storied career. Expect great things to come in 2015!"

Atreyu, who were one of the key architects of the '00s American metal resurgence, last released an album in 2009 in the form of Congregation of the Damned. While Atreyu simmered on the backburner, the members did other things and flexed different creative muscles during the downtime, but returned to Atreyu earlier this summer.