NEWS, 14th January 2011
> NEW YORK DOLLS RELEASE "DANCING BACKWARDS IN HIGH HEELS"
Blast Records is proud to announce the signing of the legendary NEW YORK DOLLS and the release of their fifth full-length album, "Dancing Backward in High Heels", released in the UK on Monday 14th March 2011, followed by a full pan-European release on Friday 18th March 2011.
The follow-up to 2009's "Cause I Sez So" was recorded in September 2010 at Blast Recording Studios in Newcastle, England with producer Jason Hill (Louis XIV/The Killers). The album features original NYD members, David Johansen (vocals) and Sylvain Sylvain (guitar) with Brian Delaney (drums), Jason Hill (bass) and original Blondie guitarist Frank Infante.
The CD will be packaged with a bonus DVD filmed during the recording of the album, incorporating previously unseen footage and “live” audio tracks from the bands three sold-out performances at The Cluny venue in Newcastle, on September 4th, 5th and 6th 2010.
> VANDEN PLAS - HOLES IN THE SKY VIDEO
> UFOMAMMUT TO PLAY ALBUM IN FULL AT ROADBURN FESTIVAL
Roadburn is thrilled to announce that Italy's psychedelic drone lords UFOMAMMUT will perform their much acclaimed 2010 album, Eve, in its entirety at this year's Roadburn Festival, Saturday April 16th at the Midi Theatre in Tilburg, Holland.
Eve was recently voted as "Album Of The Year" in Roadburn's 2010 year-end readers poll, and also ranked Top 10 in many year-end lists worldwide, ranging from The Obelisk to The Quietus. The appearance at 2011's installment of the festival is not only a testament to the massive creative success of Eve, but it also honors Roadburn festival attendees for their dedication towards this much beloved Italian trio. The band comments: "Since our Eve album was voted best of 2010 by Roadburn readers, playing it at the upcoming festival will have a very special meaning for Ufomammut! It'll be our chance to properly say thanks to all the people who have supported us throughout the years. See You in April!"
Eve is a dedication to the first woman ever to walk the earth, and who caused the downfall of Adam and mankind. The album is a single 45-minute long gargantuan riff-prayer, separated into five distinctive movements that captivate, and leads us in a behemoth meditation on how cruel organized religion has been in dealing with the Garden of Eden's first lady. In addition to playing Eve, UFOMAMMUT's set will also include several classic tracks they haven't played in years.
Roadburn Festival 2011, set to be held from Thursday April 14th to Saturday April 16th, sold out in approximately fifteen minutes. Read more at: http://www.roadburn.com/
> SIX REASONS TO KILL NEW VIDEO
> MAGNUM PURCHASE LINKS
Purchase the new Magnum "The Visitation" limited edition ultra boxset at the following places:
Band website: http://www.magnumonline.co.uk/
> SACRED STEEL NEW VIDEO
> D'ERCOLE PREPARE TO SHOW THEIR SCARS
It's with great pleasure that we are able to reveal the cover artwork to Dercole's all new album "Rock Scar"; the follow up to 2010's "The Art Of Self Destruction".
"Rock Scar" is set for a March 4th release and can be preordered at http://www.zrecords.net/
> THE SECRET RETURN TO THE U.S. IN MARCH
Italian battalion THE SECRET are finally returning to the U.S. this Spring, their first tour on American soil since 2009. The crew will land stateside in early March to embark on a newly announced tour of the country alongside The Funeral Pyre. THE SECRET toured North America in 2009 with Early Graves, and were planning to book a second tour with the band, when EG singer Makh Daniels was killed in a van accident, delaying all plans. "This tragedy had a big impact on our lives," THE SECRET's guitarist Michael Bertoldini stated in a brand new interview with by Noisecreep.com. But looking towards the upcoming tour, he states "I'm gonna see a lot of friends I haven't seen in awhile and I'm gonna visit new parts of the country I've never seen."
The full tour routing at press time is as follows, with more announcements to be made in the coming days as more plans are confirmed and put into action.
THE SECRET Spring 2011 U.S. Tour w/ The Funeral Pyre:
3/12/2011 924 Gilman St. - Berkeley, CA
3/13/2011 The Echo - Los Angeles, CA
3/14/2011 Skrappy’s - Tucson, AZ
3/16/2011 Pine Box - Midland, TX
3/17/2011 *TBA - Austin, TX @ SXSW
3/18/2011 Southern Lord/Power of the Riff showcase - Austin, TX @ SXSW
3/19/2011 *TBA - Austin, TX @ SXSW
3/20/2011 Bro Fest/Club Dada - Dallas, TX
3/21/2011 Downtown Music - Little Rock, AR
3/22/2011 Firehouse - Birmingham, AL
3/23/2011 New Brookland Tavern - Columbia, SC
3/24/2011 Milestone Tavern - Charlotte, NC
3/25/2011 The Triple - Richmond, VA
3/26/2011 Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA
3/27/2011 Union Pool - Brooklyn, NY
3/28/2011 Daniel St - Milford, CT
3/29/2011 Lost Horizon - Syracuse, NY
3/30/2011 Now That’s Class - Cleveland, OH
3/31/2011 Mickey Finn's - Toledo, OH
4/01/2011 Mac’s - Lansing, MI
4/02/2011 Fubar Lounge - St. Louis, MO
4/03/2011 Scion Lab - Kansas City, MO
4/04/2011 Reverb - Tulsa, OK
4/05/2011 Rubber Gloves - Denton, TX
4/06/2011 Ten Eleven - San Antonio, TX
4/08/2011 Nile Underground - Mesa, AZ
THE SECRET's newest full-length Solve Et Coagula -- their first for Southern Lord Recordings -- was released to in September, unleashing it's brutally-charged surge of noise-laden metallic hatred on the unsuspecting public, and since appearing on countless "Best of 2010" lists in recent weeks. Recorded by Kurt Ballou at his Godcity Studios (Trap Them, Converge, Disfear), Solve Et Coagula runs rampant with dismantling breakdowns, gargantuan riffage and jackhammer blastbeats, all empowered by the most shredding vocal attack. THE SECRET's attack is surely cutting edge, and places them near the top of the heaviest bands to ever surge forth from Italy. Solve Et Coagula exposes the sound of humanity's failure and defeat, embodied as pure aural rage.
"Sinister and coarse, the hyperactive coupling of chaotic screeching with detuned riffs and pummeled drums and cymbals inside black metal dissonance on Solve Et Coagula is equally nightmarish and exciting." - Exclaim!
"...a most entertaining album from start to finish...if, by good fortune, your head is still attached to your torso when all is said and done. The Secret, like all good secrets, truly is a revelation. 4/5" - All Music Guide
"...this is The Secret's most cohesive and powerful release yet, worthy on any shelf with records by Integrity, Converge, Pulling Teeth, or recent faves like Amenra and Celeste." - Brooklyn Vegan
"...epically driven aggression of the highest order with the producer, Converge’s Kurt Ballou, delivering his most searing sonic performance yet. The near-genius crescendo of record opener “Cross Builder” is alone easily one of the heaviest and most dramatic things you’ll ever hear. 9/10" - The Montreal Mirror
"Dirty as fuck black metal-meets-hardcore." - MetalSucks
"...an album that finds Converge-influenced hyperactive passion uniting with obliteratingly heavy detuned riffs, demonic girth and attitude clearly culled from black metal’s most tormenting heyday. Essentially, Solve Et Coagula is as imposing and acerbic as it is enthrallingly original." - Hellbound
"This stuff is bleak, harsh, and unrelenting, twelve tracks of utterly miserable crusty darkness that bury their atmospheric indulgences behind sheer naked fury." - Metal Reviews
> TEE PEE NIGHT
Up in Smoke Roadfestival VOL II - Tee Pee Rec Label Night
THE ATOMIC BITCHWAX
QUEST FOR FIRE
05.04.2011 (DE) Wiesbaden, Schlachthof
06.04.2011 (AT) Wien, Arena
07.04.2011 (DE) Würzburg, Cafe Cairo
08.04.2011 (DE) Dresden, Groovestation
09.04.2011 (DE) Hohenstein, Schuetzenhaus
10.04.2011 (DE) Berlin, Magnet
11.04.2011 (DE) Hamburg, Molotow
12.04.2011 (DE) Marburg, KFZ
13.04.2011 (DE) Dortmund, Piano
14.04.2011 (NL) Tilburg, 013 Roadburn Festival
15.04.2011 (DE) Jena , Rosenkeller
16.04.2011 (AT) Salzburg, B.lack
17.04.2011 (AT) Millstatt, Bergwerk
18.04.2011 (SLO) Maribor, Dvorana Gustaf -Pekarna
19.04.2011 (IT) Torino, United Club
20.04.2011 (IT) Brescia, Latte & Live
21.04.2011 (CH) Luzern, Sedel
22.04.2011 (CH) Winterthur, Gaswerk
23.04.2011 (DE) Weil der Stadt, JH Kloster
24.04.2011 (FR) Paris, Nouveau Casino
25.04.2011 (NL) Rotterdam, Baroeg
26.04.2011 (BEL) Antwerpen, Trix
27.04.2011 (UK) London, Underworld