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Saturday, 13 February 2016

Rabid Bitch Of The North Unleash Brand New Single & Video 'Green Eyes'



Wearing their influences on their sleeves, quite literally, patched denim and all things NWOBHM is their art, they are the purveyors of traditional heavy metal. Northern Irish heavy metal trio Rabid Bitch Of The North strike back with a fantastic new single, 'Green Eyes'.



Released on a 7" vinyl via Greek label Alone Records (home of Metal Church and Warlord, amongst others), and supported by a music video, the double A side single contains two brand new tracks 'Green Eyes' and 'Your Misery' and see's Rabid Bitch Of The North as a band refining their craft even further. It's a clear statement of intent from the band, heavy metal isn't dead, and with an obvious nod to their forefathers, 'Green Eyes' proves there's always space for a great song and that band doesn't always need to go beyond the boundaries of modern music to turn heads.

Fast, hard, heavy and with fury! Over the last seven years Rabid Bitch Of The North have forced their way through a scene that has been dominated largely by bands at the extreme end of the metal spectrum. This has proven their determination and dedication to playing heavy metal in its purest form! After countless shows across their homeland, the band’s hard work was rewarded with support slots with the likes of heavy metal legends Hell, Blitzkrieg, Portrait and Pagan Altar. A steady rise in their profile since 2012 has saw them garner a healthy following of fans ranging from all age groups. This success culminated in an epic end of year show for 2013 in Belfast’s legendary Ulster Hall, where many a great before them had played. Bands such as Motorhead, WASP and Judas Priest had all walked the very boards that Rabid Bitch of the North had suddenly found themselves on.

2014 saw the band continue to grow in popularity with the release of their cassette single Defending Two Castles which sold globally. The single received many great reviews for its “live in the rehearsal room” rawness and pure heavy metal spirit. Steady press coverage helped cement the bands growing reputation as a real, traditional heavy metal band completely devoid of any modern trends.

The success of the single saw the band invited to play Ireland’s premiere Metal Festival Siege of Limerick quickly followed by an appearance at the UK's Bloodstock Open Air and a well received support slot with Tim “Ripper” Owens (Judas Priest, Yngwie Malmsteen, Iced Earth).

Not resting on their laurels, a new year opened with a UK tour supporting Swedish heavy metal titans Portrait, a support slot with Angel Witch, another incendiary performance at Siege of Limerick, and the band’s first foray into mainland Europe! Further high profile supports came in the form of warming the stages for bands such as Diamond Head and Raven.

2016 has so far seen the release of the 'Green Eyes' single and a compilation CD album of their entire back catalogue entitled From The Kennel To The Castle. With a European tour scheduled later this year with Dutch metalheads Lord Voltare and further tours and festival appearances yet to be announced, bigger and better things are on the horizon for Rabid Bitch Of The North, so strap in, hold tight and get ready for some Heavy Metal Rabies!

Blood Of The Martyrs Releases “Dr. Killinger” as New Single, 'Endgame' Due Out February 26th



Farmville, VA - After premiering their second single exclusively on idobi Radio’s Rock The Walls last night, Blood Of The Martyrs has partnered with idobi to exclusively premiere the single on the web portal today. “Dr. Killinger” is off the band’s forthcoming Endgame, which will serve as the band’s follow-up to the 2013 release Completionist. that was produced by Andreas Magnusson (Oh Sleeper, Haste The Day, Impending Doom) and will be released on February 26th.

“With this CD we really strived to step out of our comfort zone and progress as musicians. We are very happy with how everything turned out and wrote this album with the hopes that we can reflect back on it years down the road and still be proud of it.” - Bobby Huotari (Bass)

ENDGAME (February 26th)

1. The Devil’s Grip 2. Home Insecurity 3. The Better Man 4. Dr Killinger 5. Retrun To Malice 6. The Revenge Society 7. Council of Thirteen

About Blood Of The Martyrs:

Blood of the Martyrs formed in late 2007 and underwent numerous transformations throughout its lifetime. They have garnered a reputation as one of the hardest working and most professional DIY acts in heavy music, having over 600 shows under their belt and now a three professionally recorded releases. Endgame is the bands third Independent release and was recorded and produced by Andreas Magnusson in Richmond Virginia.

MUSIC FOR BOOBIES REVEAL TWO NEW TRACKS FROM ZEBRAHEAD AND AMERICAN HI-FI



Rude Records and Keep A Breast Foundation are excited to announce today new singles out of the ‘Music For Boobies’ compilation. It’s now time for 2 new unreleased songs: Zebrahead’s ‘Blue Light Special’ and a new acoustic version of the classic super hit ‘Another Perfect Day’ from American Hi-Fi!

Comments on the release Zebrahead’s bass player Ben Ozz: "Super stoked to have our song "Blue Light Special" on the Music For Boobies compilation. We wanted to have something special for it, so here is an unreleased song. Let's make a difference and support Keep A Breast together!!!"

Check out Zebrahead’s Blue Light Special at the below link!

BLSpecialStream

At the same time, American Hi-Fi have contributed to the project with a new version of their super classic hit Another Perfect Day, recorded for Music For Boobies as a duet together with Kay Hanley (from Letters to Cleo).

Adds American Hi-Fi’s singer Stacy Jones: “Another Perfect Day is one of the first songs I wrote for American Hi-Fi. It’s a song about leaning on those that you love, and finding the strength to persevere through hard times. Kay Hanley is the singer in Letters to Cleo (my first band). I asked her to be involved because I’d always wanted to sing with her, she is like family, and unfortunately, Kay recently lost a dear friend to a battle with cancer. We are proud to be involved in this project, to help raise funds and bring awareness to Keep A Breast’s efforts in eradicating breast cancer for future generations.”

Check out Another Perfect Day here: HiFiAPDStream

Both songs can be streamed at the mentioned links, or received as instant-grat tracks with each digital or physical pre-order. The compilation will be released on worldwide digital outlets on March 18th 2016.

Some of the hottest names in the alternative scene have joined forces with KAB and Rude Records earlier last year, creating the two volumes that make up Music For Boobies, donating a mix of new and unreleased songs: duets, previously-released tracks connected to the KAB cause, as well as new remixed versions of their songs. The full tracklist can be seen below!

50% of all proceeds garnered through the sale of the compilation will go to support KAB’s ongoing efforts. Spread the word, and help raise funds and awareness in support of Keep A Breast’s mission of empowering youth around the world with breast health education and support. More information can be found at musicforboobies.com.

Music For Boobies

Volume 1

1. Angels & Airwaves - Saturday Love Remix 2. Falling In Reverse - Chemical Prisoner 3. Parkway Drive - Vice Grip 4. Sleeping With Sirens - Save Me A Spark 5. American Hi-Fi feat. Kay Hanley - Another Perfect Day (Acoustic) 6. Emarosa - A Hundred Crowns 7. Too Close To Touch - Pretty Little Thing 8. Motion City Soundtrack - Lose Control 9. Allison Weiss - Who We Are 10. Alvarez Kings - Fear To Feel 11. Patent Pending - It’s All Good Today 12. The Raveonettes - Wake Me Up

Volume 2

1. The Maine feat. Brennan Smiley - You Get What You Give 2. Simple Plan - Astronaut 3. Anti-Flag feat. Tim Armstrong - Brandenburg Gate 4. Knuckle Puck - Swing 5. Such Gold - When It Gives 6. Danko Jones feat. Cristina Scabbia - Wild Woman 7. letlive. - Banshee (Ghost Fame) 8. Beautiful Bodies - War Inside Your Heart 9. Skinny Lister - Trouble On Oxford Street 10. Zebrahead - Blue Light Special 11. Enter Shikari - Dear Future Historians... (London Elektricity Remix) 12. This Wild Life - No More Bad Days 13. Simone Denny - Breathe Again

About The Keep A Breast Foundation

Now entering their 15th year, The Keep A Breast Foundation™ is a nonprofit organization with a mission to empower young people around the world with breast health education and support. Since its inception in 2000, KAB has worked with young people to remove the shame associated with breasts and breast cancer health. Through various initiatives such as breast cast art exhibitions, the “Non Toxic Revolution” and "I love boobies!" campaign, KAB has opened up the dialogue about breast cancer, and has proven to be a doorway to breast self-awareness and education. Keep A Breast has grown into the leading global youth-based breast cancer prevention organization, with global affiliates in Japan, Canada, France, UK and Chile. Constantly pushing the boundaries of the pink ribbon status quo, Keep A Breast has always encouraged young people to love their boobies, get to know their bodies and be aware of changes.

Wildways Premiere New Music Video 'Faka Faka Yeah' And New Preorder 'Into The Wild'



Wildways announce the premiere of their new single 'Faka Faka Yeah' (Music Video) off their debut album 'Into The WIld' streaming now on
Wildways debut album 'Into The Wild' is set to release March 25 Worldwide!">Alternative Press
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Wildways is a 5-piece metalcore/hardcore band from Western Russia. Shared stage with Asking Alexandria, Bless The Fall, Adept, The Ghost Inside, Betraying The Martyrs, Eskimo Callboy, Deez Nuts, Texas In July and many many more. “Whether it is metalcore, emocore or hardcore, Wildways are not about genres. Their music is about feeling. The overwhelmingly emotional lyrics and amazing stage presence fuse up with a unique blend of various 'core' genres to create something that will blow you away!“

"From Russia with love. We put a lot of work into this album, and know fans will like it,” vocalist Toli Wild says. “It was produced by Cameron Mizell (Sleeping With Sirens, Memphis May Fire) and has a lot of special guest vocalists. It's time for Wildways."

Debut album 'Into The Wild' is set to release March 25 Worldwide.

Preorder 'Into The Wild' On MerchNOW.

KORPIKLAANI Announce First DVD And Live CD



Korpiklaani are very pleased to announce that they are currently working on their first ever DVD release! The DVD will contain exclusive live footage filmed across two shows in 2015, with more live footage due to be filmed this year. A sensational live CD will also accompany the release.

Korpiklaani frontman Jonne Järvelä said of the announcement:

“Finally we can release our first ever DVD, with not just one show but from some of our favourite cities and festivals. We are also recording all shows on our upcoming tour for a bonus live CD, along with the recent tours in 2015. This will be the first of many more to come in the future!”

Part of the DVD footage has been filmed at their Volta, Moscow show (Apr 2015) and their Teatro Vorterix, Buenos Aires show (Dec 2015). Further footage is due to be filmed throughout their upcoming performances at Melkweg, Amsterdam (10 April) and at Masters of Rock Festival, Czech Republic (14-17 July) this year.

Lucky UK fans will have a chance to be a part of the live CD!

Part of the audio for the CD will be recorded throughout Korpiklaani’s upcoming UK tour alongside Moonsorrow this April.

Korpiklaani’s DVD & Live CD release will be due out late 2016/early 2017. Stay tuned for more information.

Korpiklaani and Moonsorrow will be embarking on a UK co-headline tour this April entitled the Finnish Folk Metal Mafia Tour.

The tour (which is part of a larger EU tour) will take the bands though 7 different European countries, hitting the UK on 20th April at the O2 Islington Academy, London – culminating on 28th April at 1865 in Southampton. This is a tour not to be missed!

You can catch Korpiklaani & Moonsorrow at the following UK & Ireland shows:

20th April – O2 Islington Academy, London 21st April – Club Academy, Manchester 22nd April – The Button Factory, Dublin 23rd April – Limelight 2, Belfast 24th April – Classic Grand, Glasgow 25th April – Stylus, Leeds 26th April – Academy 2, Birmingham 27th April – The Fleece, Bristol 28th April – 1865, Southampton

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Cult of Luna and Julie Christmas premiere new track “A Greater Call”



NEW ALBUM "MARINER" Out April 8
SOMEWHERE ALONG THE HIGHWAY 10th Year Anniversary tour in April

Cult of Luna & Julie Christmas premiere a brand new track “A Greater Call” with Prog. Listen HERE

Cult Of Luna comment: "A Greater Call is the link between the city and the void above. Imagine walking up to your vessel. How the excitement grabs hold of you. The feeling of uncertainty.

Are you even going to be able to push through the atmosphere in one piece? A last breathe before blast of and then we leave. The song is about how humanity is cutting its losses and leave. Its only hope lies above. Although it might not be representative of the album as a whole and Julie’s involvement. It is where the journey starts."

With their mindmelting eighth epos, Cult Of Luna & Julie Christmas brings you to the outer rim of the ever expanding boundaries of the cosmos - where the rules of man is not applicable and the cold, dark nothing envelops the harsh realities of the universe.

Since their beginnings in 1998 – Cult Of Luna has released seven albums, been awarded the top rock/ metal award at the Swedish National Radio Awards and cemented their status as one of the true progressors of the metal genre, beknownst to most metal aficionados.

In 2013, the Swedes teamed up with Indie Recordings for the release of perhaps their most successful work to date in the shape of “Vertikal I” and "Vertikal II". These cohesive pieces of work received worldwide appraisal and only pillared Cult Of Luna to even greater heights.

For their eight effort, the post-metal pioneers join forces with the talented Julie Christmas (Battle Of Mice, Made Out of Babies) from Brooklyn, who brings an even larger depth to Cult Of Lunas sound – powerfully displayed on “Mariner”.

BLUES PILLS kick off European tour tomorrow, first two shows sold out



Multi-national blues rock stars BLUES PILLS will kick off their next 30+ show European tour tomorrow in Gothenburg, Sweden.

The first two shows in Gothenburg, Sweden tomorrow and Luebeck, Germany on Saturday, February 13 just got officially sold out.

Bassist Zack Anderson comments: "After spending some time off to work on songs for our second album, we are super excited to embark on our tour in February and March. Our st ops include, but not exclusively, France, Italy, Portugal and Spain... with lots of new venues we haven't yet played. Looking forward to meeting our old fans and making new ones."

Presented by ROCK HARD, ROCKS, PIRANHA, MUSIX & METALNEWS.DE
BLUES PILLS

3 12.02.2016 SE Gothenburg -Sticky Fingers !!!SOLD OUT!!! 13.02.2016 DE Lübeck -Riders Cafe !!!SOLD OUT!!! 15.02.2016 DE Roth -Kulturfabrik 16.02.2016 DE Ulm -Roxy 18.02.2016 IT Bologna -Locomotiv 19.02.2016 IT Milano -Live Legend 20.02.2016 IT Roma -Quirinetta 22.02.2016 CH Solothurn -Kofmehl 23.02.2016 CH Fribourg -Fri-Son 24.02.2016 FR Besancon -La Rodia 26.02.2016 ES Barcelona -Apolo 2 27.02.2016 ES Murcia -Garaje 28.02.2016 ES Sevilla -Custom 01.03.2016 ES Granada -El Tren 02.03.2016 ES Madrid -Caracol 04.03.2016 PT Porto -Hard Club 05.03.2016 PT Lisbon -RCA Club 06.03.2016 ES Bilbao -Kafe Antzokia 08.03.2016 FR Marseille – JAS Rod 09.03.2016 FR Lyon -Le Kao 11.03.2016 FR Bordeaux -Le Rocher de Palmer 12.03.2016 FR La Rochelle -La Sirene 13.03.2016 FR Clermont-Ferrand -La Cooperative de Mai 15.03.2016 FR Nantes -Le Stereolux 16.03.2016 FR Brest -La Carène 18.03.2016 FR Saint Brieuc -La Citrouille 19.03.2016 FR Tourcoing -Le Grand Mix 20.03.2016 FR Strasbourg -La Laiterie 22.03.2016 DE Bielefeld -Forum 23.03.2016 DE Wolfsburg -Hallenbad 25.03.2016 DK Aalborg -1000 Fryd 26.03.2016 SE Kristianstad -Biljardkompaniet