NEWS, 2nd February 2011
> NEW FOUR TRIPS AHEAD VIDEO
> FALLING RED ANNOUNCE CO-HEADLINE TOUR WITH STAR*RATS & NEW EP
Falling Red announce a co-headlining tour with Sweden/Denmark's Star*Rats, with support from Velvet Star. The tour begins with a warm-up show on March 26th, followed by 9 UK dates & the launch of a new EP at Carlisle, The Brickyard on April 1st. The EP is titled "Hasta La Victoria Siempre".
Falling Red put their stamp firmly on the glam/sleaze landscape in 2010 with the release of their debut album "Shake The Faith" & a host of electrifying tour performances including dates with Sebastian Bach, Tigertailz, Vains Of Jenna, The Erotics, Black Spiders, Dave Evans (ex-AC/DC) & Dirty Penny...
KERRANG Live review KKKK... "Falling Red are emerging as genre champions, their eyeliner-smeared punk n roll is simply ace!"
CLASSIC ROCK album review 8/10... "A British rock band to believe in! ..attitude, musicianship & some dazzling hooks"
BIG CHEESE album review 4/5... "Rock gods in the making.. high octane sleaze rock at its' filthiest!"
Tour schedule.... (* with Star Rats & Velvet Star):
26 - ReSession, Workington (warm up show - Falling Red & Velvet Star only)
1 - The Brickyard, Carlisle (EP launch) *
2 - Wildside, Nottingham *
3 - Yardbirds, Grimsby *
4 - Satan's Hollow, Manchester *
5 - Snooty Fox, Wakefield *
6 - The Dome, London *
7 - Stereo, York *
8 - Hyem, Newcastle *
10 - Classic Grand, Glasgow *
29 - Czech Republic (to be confirmed)
30 - Czech Republic (to be confirmed)
6 - Gasworks, Bradford
7 - O2 Academy, Newcastle
4 - Airfest, Chepstow
> BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION SUMMER UK GIGS
The critically acclaimed Anglo-American rock supergroup Black Country Communion is pleased to announce a series of four UK headline summer concerts in the North of England, following their appearance at London's High Voltage Festival at Victoria Park on Sunday July 24th.
The four piece rock band comprised of Joe Bonamassa (guitar, vocals), Jason Bonham (drums), Glenn Hughes (vocals, bass) and Derek Sherinian (keyboards), play Leeds O2 Academy (Tuesday 26th July), Newcastle O2 Academy (Wednesday 27th July), Glasgow O2 Academy (Friday 29th July) and Manchester Academy (Saturday 30th July).
A special ticket pre-sale will be available to O2 Academy Priority subscribers from Wednesday 2nd February at 9am. To become an O2 Academy Priority customer please register at http://www.o2blueroom.co.uk/. Tickets will then go on sale to the general public from 9am GMT on Friday 4th February.
> CIRCLE OF BARDS CONFIRMS "TALES" AND PRESENTS NEW VIDEO
Circle Of Bards is a band created in 2008 as a development of an idea of one man: a vocalist and a composer – Mariusz Migalka.
Originally conceived as a side activity, focused on recording a fully acoustic album, comprised of celtic ballads inspired by the world of fantasy. After first successes proving that Circle Of Bards is quite a unique entity and great response from both folk and progressive background the band recorded full album after signing to Electrum Production.
The debut album entitled "Tales" will be available in Europe via Twilight Distribution on 21st February 2011, comes in quality digipack and consists of 11 songs.
Track list: 1. Welcome 2. My Magic Song 3. Scarlet Moon 4. Fighting the Dragons 5. Our Own Land 6. Czarne Smoki 7. Bridges We Shall Pass 8. Tęczowy Most 9. When the Bard Sings 10. Circle of Bards 11. Farewell
> NEW SAUL VIDEO
> FIRST BLOWSIGHT VIDEO "DAYS OF RAIN"
Finally the first Blowsight video clip is finished. The band chose "Days Of Rain" from their latest album "Dystopia Lane". It was filmed in a cinema near Cologne during their most recent European tour with Sonic Syndicate.
Along with the release of the clip comes the single-edit of the song. As a special thank you for all Blowsight supporters the download-single also contains a very intense live-version of "Bus Girl".
Furthermore "Dystopia Lane" will be officially released in Japan on February 16th (Distribution: Spiritual Beast).
> BRITISH HARD ROCK LEGENDS URIAH HEEP ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM DEAL
Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the signing of URIAH HEEP, the legendary British Hard Rock band for the release of their 23rd studio album in April 2011.
Following the completion of their 40th Anniversary Tour, the band started the recordings in January 2010 at Liscombe Park Studios in Buckinghamshire England.
The confirmed title of the album is “Into the Wild” and it will include 11 brand new songs, including some epic additions to the band’s huge catalogue of rock classics.
Guitarist and founding member Mick Box said: “We are delighted and excited to be joining the Frontiers roster. We see it as a really fantastic move and we are now fully immersed in recording process and hope to deliver the album they want, we want and the fans want. ‘Appy Days”
The band has recorded a video recording diary and the first chapter can be seen following this link:
Uriah Heep debuted in 1970 with the release of one of Hard Rock music’s milestones “Very 'eavy... Very 'umble” and have since sold in excess of 30 millions albums worldwide. They constantly tour in the world, playing in over 53 countries and the band’s live setlist features hits from the 70s and 80s, such as “The Wizard”, “Free ‘n Easy”, “Sunrise” and their monster hits “Easy Livin’”, “July Morning” and “Lady in Black”, as well as new material.
Uriah Heep play up to 250 shows a year to a total audience of 150,000 people and a full tour in support of the new release has been already announced.
The dates are as follows:
31.03.11 Brisbane - Tivoli, Australia
01.04.11 Sydney - Enmore, Australia
02.04.11 Melbourne - Palais Theatre, Australia
12.04.11 Weert - Bosuil, Netherlands
14.04.11 Ebersbach - Kulturhaus, Germany
15.04.11 Worpswede - Musichall, Germany
16.04.11 Flensburg - Roxy, Germany
17.04.11 Osnabruck - Rosenhof, Germany
18.04.11 Hamburg - Fabrik, Germany
20.04.11 Aalen - Stadthalle, Germany
21.04.11 Unna - Stadthalle, Germany
23.04.11 Leipzich - Haus Auensee, Germany
24.04.11 Erfurt - Thuringenhalle, Germany
25.04.11 Filderstadt - Filharmonie, Germany
26.04.11 Aschaffenburg - Colossaal, Germany
27.04.11 Pratteln - Z7, Switzerland
29.04.11 Zug - Collierhalle, Switzerland
30.04.11 Appenweier - Stadthalle, Classic Rock Night Germany
06.05.11 Oldenburg - Kulturetage, Germany
07.05.11 Lichtenfels - Stadthalle, Germany
10.05.11 Munchen - Muffathalle, Germany
11.05.11 Memmingen - Kaminwerk, Germany
12.05.11 Wien - Gasometer, Austria
13.05.11 Leoben - Stadthalle, Austria
14.05.11 Temitz - Stadthalle, Austria
16.05.11 Saarbrucken - Garage, Germany
17.05.11 Nurnberg - Hirsch, Germany
18.05.11 Simbach - Lokhalle, Germany
19.05.11 Giessen - Hessenhalle, Germany
20.05.11 Oberhausen - Turbinennhalle, Germany
21.05.11 Morbach - Stadthalle, Germany
23.05.11 Wroclaw - Eter, Poland
24.05.11 Praha - KD Vitavska, Chech Rep
25.05.11 Katowice - Mega club, Poland
27.05.11 Gunzberg - Market place, Germany
28.05.11 Karlsruhe - Radio, Ettlingen open Air Germany
29.05.11 Zwolle - Hedon, Netherlands
30.05.11 Zoetermeer - Boerderij, Netherlands
31.05.11 Ulft - Drufabriek, Netherlands
28.07.11 Vallemaggia - Vallemaggia Blues Festival, Switzerland
05.08.11 Bad Krozingen - Kurpark, Germany
> EYES OF ISIS RETURN WITH NEW SINGLE "THE ANSWER ABOVE"
After years of searching for the right individual’s, band founder and lead vocalist Jordan Davidson met writing partner/lead guitarist Chase Rennie. In 2010 the band was completed by drummer David LeBel formulating the rock and roll powerhouse that is Eyes of Isis.
Eyes of Isis are proud to announce the release of a single that tells a story of love and hope: "The Answer Above". The song has a universal theme; no matter how bad things seem to be, there is always someone out there to help. A well structured release that highlights the bands maturity on all levels. The completion was a task for Eyes of Isis. Staying true to self beliefs and personal experience produces intense emotion, where every word is felt with meaning and depth. Everything it took to get The Answer Above to its final state was worth the effort in rehearsal, recording and finally, the delivery.
Eyes of Isis have opened for Kutless and Stellar Kart at the Lethbridge Enmax stadium. They have also performed all around western Canada and have been approached by Road Runner Records UK, as well as several independent record labels.
Eyes of Isis will be recording a professional EP with hit producers Mike Fraser and Jeff Dawson which is set to release in 2011.
“If you want to see an energetic live, interactive concert, Eyes of Isis is the band to see. When we perform we give it our all. Our fans are the most important piece of our band. Without them, we would be nowhere.”
"The Answer Above" will be released on February 3rd 2011.
> THE MOSH LIVES TOUR
> THIN LIZZY TO SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL
Thin Lizzy was one of the prime hard-rock bands of the 70s. During the years with legendary vocalist/bassist Phil Lynott at the helm, i.e. 1969-83, the band produced innumerable classic tracks like "Whisky in the Jar", "Boys Are Back In Town", "Jailbreak", "Don't Believe a Word" and "Cold Sweat". Songs with a unique combination of groove, melody and ingenuity. No reunion was ever made before Lynott's passing in 1986, but ten years later the surviving members of Thin Lizzy's final line-up decided to start playing the classics again, under the old monicker. The line-up changed several times, and in 2009 Thin Lizzy seemed to face permanent dissolution. But no. May 2010 marked the band's official return in its strongest incarnation for a very long time. Namely former Thin Lizzy-members Scott Gorham (guitar), Brian Downey (drums), Darren Wharton (keyboards) and Marco Mendoza (bass), along with guitarist Viv Campbell (Def Leppard, ex-Dio) and singer Ricky Warwick (ex-The Almighty). Saying that Thin Lizzy are welcome back to SRF would be an understatement, the legend is back with a vengeance!
> SLAVES TO FASHION HAVE ARTISTIC DIFFERENCES
SLAVES TO FASHION is releasing a new album on February 4th 2011. The album is titled “Artistic Differences” reflecting the band members’ different musical backgrounds, ranging from pop, progressive rock, black metal and modern rock. Thus the four-piece from Norway mixes metal, pop and progressive rock in a shameless way, while always focusing on their shared passion for the essential ingredient in all music: great melodies and a great sound.
To quote one of my heroes: “This album is not fast food for the ears. But it is still quite in your face”, says guitarist Torfinn Sirnes.
Singer Johannes Støle adds: ”Every band wants to find that unique sound that really defines the band - and this time I really think we have come close. But you’ll still hear a lot of our different influences in there, like Queensrÿche, Peter Gabriel, A Perfect Circle and Deep Purple.”
”Artistic Differences” is being released by new German underground label Hands Of Blue Records and songs from the album can be heard at http://www.myspace.com/slavestofashion.
> FIELDS OF NEPHILIM ANNOUNCE HEADLINE PERFORMANCE AT WGT 2011
Fields of the Nephilim have confirmed that they will be headlining Wave-Gotik-Treffen 2011.
The ‘Wave Gothic Meeting’ is a 25,000 capacity, four-day festival in Leipzig, Germany, that celebrates 'dark culture' and so it follows, that Fields of the Nephilim’s seminal sound will be heard, headlining the AGRA venue, on the festival’s 20th Anniversary.
Fields of the Nephilim are honoured to be performing on Sunday, June 12th, and as always, WGT Festival is set over the Whitsun weekend, the Pagan celebration of Summer’s Day.
Carl McCoy, creator and vocalist of Fields of the Nephilim, was influenced from a very young age by a ‘dark culture’, aiding his decision to pursue a career in art and music. He embraced the world of the occult and portrayed the apocalyptic climate of the American Wild West and it was America’s discordant past that inspired Fields of the Nephilim’s emerging brand of aural delights, expressed in tracks such as ‘Trees Come Down’, ‘Power’, ‘Preacher Man’ and ‘Dawnrazor'.
Fields of the Nephilim: http://www.fields-of-the-nephilim.com/
WGT Festival: http://www.wave-gotik-treffen.de/
Full line up: http://www.wave-gotik-treffen.de/english/programm.php
> TANGENT PLANE - PROJECT ELIMI :: PROGRESSIVE POWER METAL
Progressive Power Metal band "Tangent Plane" announce the release of the "Project Elimi" Album with 7HARD.
The mix and mastering for the new TANGENT PLANE album “PROJECT ELIMI“ have already been completed at the Prophecy and Music Factory Studios Kempten/Germany under the supervision of R.D.LIAPAKIS and C. SCHMID (Mystic Prophecy, Suicidal Angels, Orden Ogan, Eldritch, etc.).
Artwork is by Jonas Kawalek (Mystic Prophecy, Devils Train).
The release date is 25th March 2011
> CYPHERSEER ANNOUNCES SIGNING TO NIGHTMARE RECORDS
Nightmare Records is pleased to announce the signing of Union, New Jersey’s CYPHERSEER. CYPHERSEER is a metal band with high emphasis on melody, attitude and delivery of intense heavy music. Their second album “Origins” will be released on April 12, 2011. Nightmare Records is based out of St. Paul Minnesota and is distributed by Sony/Red.
Mixed and edited by well known talent Fredrik Nordstrom (In Flames, Dark Tranquillity, Dream Evil and many more), "Origins", is a unified mix of melodic death metal, power metal and prog-metal, resulting in an intense, fast and overall outstanding 65+ minutes of original music.
The band is fronted by vocalist Zeno Rodrigo who possesses an impressive mix of aggressive, clean and sometimes otherworldly vocals. CYPHERSEER brings forth a fresh mix of musical pleasure sure to please a vast array of metal fans and enthusiasts alike.
CYPHERSEER'S ultimate goal is to combine diverse influences and styles marking a new generation with untamed creativity, while striving to provide a sonic link between their predecessors and the future in metal.
"Origins" is a must for fans of bands as In Flames, Evergrey, Iced Earth, Mercenary and Scar Symmetry – need we say more?