Sunday, 29 March 2015

Vader interviewed at Voodoo Lounge Dublin. March 20th, 2015

Hard Rockers SUNFLOWER DEAD Added to KORN’s 20th Anniversary Shows in UK

Long Beach hard rockers SUNFLOWER DEAD will make their first trip overseas this summer and cap it with two dates as performing as support on KORN’s 20th Anniversary Shows in the United Kingdom in July.


Wednesday July 15 – Manchester 02 Apollo
Thursday July 16 – London 02 Academy Brixton *SOLD OUT*

Having recently completed tracking and mixing of their sophomore full-length album with the assistance of producers Dave Fortman (Evanescence, Slipknot, Godsmack, Mudvayne) and Mikey Doling (Snot, Gemini Syndrome), the band is tentatively eyeing a late Summer/Fall 2015 release of the effort.

Stay tuned for more details coming soon about SUNFLOWER DEAD’s upcoming album, additional overseas tour dates and US Tour dates.


SUNFLOWER DEAD hail from Long Beach, CA and are no strangers to hard rock and metal scene, as the band is a rebirth of sorts. Three-fifths of the band rise from the ashes of former nationally recognized touring acts DROID andTwo Hit Creeper. They are rounded out by additional band members who have toured internationally with Buckethead, In This Moment and Memento. Their former bands have earned national recognition by touring alongside Korn, Linkin Park, HELLYEAH, Five Finger Death Punch, The Family Values Tour & the Vans Warped Tour.


Michael - vocals, piano, accordion Jaboo - lead guitar Jamie Teissere - guitar Leighton "Lats" Kearns - bass Jimmy Schultz - drums

ANATHEMA and XANDRIA join the line-up of Eurorock

After THERION, LOVELORN DOLLS, OOMPH!, THE FIELDS OF THE NEPHILIM and KILLING JOKE, the Belgian doom metal / wave / industrial festival EUROROCK announces 2 more names in the metal genre: The legendary British doom metal act ANATHEMA and the German symphonic metal band XANDRIA !

Both bands will be playing on Saturday May 16th. ANATHEMA will be bringing material from their 2014 album "Distant Satellites", their 10th, which was released on 9 June 2014 via Kscope. XANDRIA will be performing live with Dutch Ex Libris singer Dianne van Giersbergen!

2 more acts will be announced shortly.

EUROROCK takes place on 14 - 15 - 16 May 2015 in Neerpelt (BE) near the Dutch, German border. Tickets and info: 70% of the tickets have now sold, so be fast if you want to be at the festival.

Playing at this edition : Front 242 – The Orb – ASP – Oomph! – Apoptygma Berzerk – Anathema – Xandria – Fields Of The Nephilim – Therion – Killing Joke – Kant Kino – The Bellwether Syndicate – Stahlzeit – Vive La Fête – Diary of Dreams – Whispers in the shadow – Legend – Peter Hook (Celebration of Joy Division) – Tanzwut – Suicide Commando – XMH -Alien Vampires – Implant – Star Industry – Lovelorn Dolls – The Juggernauts – Lescure 13 – A Split Second – Crash Course In Science – Stin Scatzor – Arbeid Adelt – Absolute Body Control – Lacrimas Profundere – Asrai – Stoneman – Luc Van Acker – Portrait (B) – Customs – The Crüxshadows – The Dallas Project – Monica Jeffries – The Neon Judgement – Stubru party ‘Was het nu 80,90,2000′, Depeche mode Party plus more tbc.

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Metal Blade to release PENTAGRAM live album 'When The Screams Come' for the first time ever on vinyl

Metal Blade to release PENTAGRAM live album 'When The Screams Come' for the first time ever on vinyl!

Double vinyl version to include five exclusive bonus tracks! Pre-order live!

Previously only available on DVD, Metal Blade has teamed up with PENTAGRAM to release "When The Screams Come" on the 17th of April for the first time ever on vinyl!

The album features the amazing live show captured during Maryland Deathfest 2010 plus five additional exclusive bonus tracks recorded in 2014.

"When The Screams Come" will be released on gatefold double vinyl in three versions (180 g black - clear/blue splatter - red). A free poster comes with all three versions!

Side A:

Day Of Reckoning - 03:11 Forever My Queen - 02:42 Ask No More - 04:11 Run My Course - 02:57 You're Lost, I'm Free - 02:53 Review Your Choices - 03:24 Total: 19:18 mm:ss

Side B:

Petrified - 06:38 Relentless - 04:37 All Your Sins - 05:38 Total: 16:52 mm:ss

Side C:

20 Buck Spin - 05:44 Sign Of The Wolf - 04:37 When The Screams Come - 09:38 Total: 19:59 mm:ss Side D:

Bonus tracks recorded October 31st, 2014 at the "HEAVY HALLOWEEN SHOW" at Arts Riot, Burlington, VT Death Row - 04:48 Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood (cover) - 04:53 Vampyre Love - 03:57 Nothing Left - 04:05 Relentless Reprise - 01:30 Total: 19:13 mm:ss

Cult rock legend Bobby Liebling has been churning out genre defining and highly admired hard rock/doom metal for over 40 years with PENTAGRAM. Within its first decade, the band is largely regarded as co-creating two subgenres of hard rock; Heavy Metal at the birth of the 1970's and Doom towards its death.


May 21 - Antwerpen, Belgium May 22 - Rock Hard Festival, Gelsenkirchen, Germany May 23 - Backstage Halle, Munich, Germany May 24 - Club Vaudeville, Lindau, Germany May 25 - Arena, Vienna, Austria May 27 - UT Connewitz, Leipzig, Germany May 28 - SO36, Berlin, Germany May 29 - Klubsen, Hamburg, Germany

WOVENWAR to headline UK dates

WOVENWAR are excited to return to the UK in May for a a run of headline dates supported by As Lions followed by a club tour on thje continent as direct support to SYLOSIS!

Comments the band: “If we lads in Wovenwar had a pence for every great show memory experienced in the Europe, our trousers'd be loaded with one or two quid... each. Off our trolley's in enthused anticipation of our upcoming tour, we look forward to performing many more wonderful moments with you lot. Cheers!“

Catch them here:


+ As Lions

27/05/15 UK – Nottingham – Rock City 28/05/15 UK – Manchester – Sound Control 29/05/15 UK – London – Underworld 30/05/15 UK – Bristol – Exchange 31/05/15 UK – Glasgow – King Tut´s

Prior to that WOVENWAR will head out on a co-headliner with Sylosis


+ WOVENWAR + guests

12/05/15 FR – Paris – O´Sullivans 13/05/15 NL – Haarlem – Patronaat 14/05/15 BE – Vosselaar – Biebob 15/05/15 DE – Aschaffenburg – Colos Saal 16/05/15 DE – Karlsruhe – Stadtmitte 17/05/15 DE – München – Strom 19/05/15 CH – Aarau – Kiff 20/05/15 IT – Milano – Factory 21/05/15 AT – Wien – Szene 22/05/15 DE – Nürnberg – Rockfabrik 23/05/15 DE – Berlin – Magnet 24/05/15 DE – Hamburg – Logo 25/05/15 DE – Köln – Underground

Make sure to check out the latest video from WOVENWAR “Death to Rights”. The clip was directed by Josh Klein and Nick Hipa.

If you haven't had a chance to check out the stunning debut offering from WOVENWAR, you are truly missing out on one of the most impactful metal albums in years. The band kicked off 2015 on a massive North American tour alongside Periphery and Nothing More to nothing but rave reviews.

WOVENWAR's self-titled debut was released in August of 2014 and landed at #36 on the Billboard Top 200 charts. On iTunes, the album peaked at #2 on the rock charts, and #1 on the metal charts during its week of release. In Germany the album landed on position 41 in the official Media Control Charts.

Revolver Magazine heralded the album as “more multifaceted than anything by As I Lay Dying,” and Decibel Magazine added that “WOVENWAR sounds confident, vital, and even liberated on this splendid debut.”


PURSON have joined forces with Spinefarm Records for a worldwide deal that will see second studio album, ‘Desire’s Magic Theatre’, released this autumn in the wake of a number of high-profile festivals & shows, including Download in the UK.

The UK outfit – whose music touches a variety of realms, including folk, prog, psychedelic, gothic & classic rock, blending other-worldly romance with shadowy foreboding – are currently in the studio putting the finishing touches to ‘Desire’s Magic Theatre’, which will be released under the Spinefarm / Machine Elf Records banner.

Says singer / guitarist / song-writer Rosalie Cunningham: “As I sit here in the control room at Gizzard Studios, the pride of East London, I’m excitedly realising that our second album has turned out to be everything I’d imagined and more!

“My world has been so consumed by it that I’ve barely been able to reflect on what it has become: a technicolour variety show, a playful display of the musical whims only briefly hinted at in our previous work; a psychedelic rock opera dedicated to our good friends Sarge Pepper and Zig Stardust.

“The twists in the tale have been carved out by the path we’ve taken over the last 12 months. It’s been constantly shape-shifting and developing with all the wonderful experiences we’ve had.

“On behalf of the band, I give thanks to everyone who has bought a Purson record and been to our shows. Your continued support means everything… and you have our promise that the best is yet to come…”

Says Spinefarm Records General Manager UK, Dante Bonutto: “I’ve been following Purson since the early days of their career, and I’ve always considered the band something special; I like their vision, their theatricality, and their refusal to be corralled by a single musical genre. Purson really do have an expansive approach to their craft, and as a song-writer, Rosalie is a unique talent on the rise. In all ways, their future is bright, and I’m delighted that Spinefarm & Purson have now forged this fresh alliance...”

PURSON are also thrilled to confirm an appearance at this year’s Download Festival, playing live on the hallowed ground of Donington Park for the first time – part of a run of European events and UK shows that kicked off in March…

“A phenomenal year beckons for us and we look forward to a schedule packed with live shows at a variety of venues including the spiritual home of rock – Donington Park. We are ecstatic to be playing at the mighty Download Festival!” – Rosalie Cunningham

The band– Cunningham, George Hudson (guitars), Justin Smith (bass) & Sam Shove (keyboards) – will once again meet up with KISS at Download, having opened for them on last year’s KISS Kruise; Purson also rounded off 2014 with a nomination in the ‘Limelight’ category for new & emerging talent at the Classic Prog Awards, following which theyreleased (in November) the four-track 'In The Meantime' EP, mastered by John Davis from Metropolis (Zeppelin, U2, Lana Del Rey, etc.] The EP – along with their acclaimed debut album, 2013's ‘The Circle and the Blue Door’ – saw their colour-saturated tapestries of Sabbath and Beatles- tinged tales, evoking the sinister folkish English horror of the early ’70s, celebrated by the likes of Classic Rock, Mojo, BBC 6Music, BBC Radio1, Metal Hammer, XFM and Kerrang!.


02 April LONDON, Lea Beat Bespoke with Wolfpeople 17 April BOLTON, Railway 18 April SOUTHEND, Railway 15 May LONDON, The Roundhouse w/Electric Wizard 29 - 31 May NURBURG / EIFEL, Der Ring Festival - Grüne Hölle Rock 29 - 31 May MUNICH, Rockavaria Festival 13 June DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL, Castle Donington

Wednesday, 25 March 2015


American Pie movie star THOMAS NICHOLAS is back with new full length album entitled ‘Security’ due for release on May 25th 2015 via PledgeMusic. Fans can already check out the first single to be taken from the forthcoming release 'Don't Stop' by clicking the link below:

Listen to the track on Soundcloud here:

Nicholas thought long and hard when it came to the process of launching his new album and decided that with PledgeMusic he could build a strong foundation for the release whilst also supporting a great cause, as PledgeMusic now offer the option to support a non profit organisation as part of your campaign. In this case, St Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital is the benefactor of the Thomas Nicholas Band campaign. The centre, founded in 1962 is a paediatric treatment & research facility that focuses on the treatment of catastrophic diseases.

As well as supporting this excellent cause the campaign will also offer numerous exclusive items that cannot be purchased anywhere else, including signed American Pie memorabilia and copies of the album on vinyl which is a format the band have never released music on before.

See more details on the campaign here:

The Thomas Nicholas Band will return to the UK next month to play the below dates.

24th April – Milton Keynes @ The Craufurd Arms 25th April – Bristol @ Hit The Deck Festival 26th April – Nottingham @ Hit The Deck Festival 27th April – Kingston @ Banquet Records 28th April – London @ Aces & Eights 29th April – Swansea – The Scene 30th April – London @ Tooting Tram & Social 1st May – Bournemouth @ Sound Circus 3rd May – Mountain Ash @ Mountain Ash Inn 4th May – Cardiff @ The Moon Club