Archive for April, 2013

Scorpion Child reveal artwork and tracklisting for self-titled debut album

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 27th April 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Austin’s hard rock sensation, Scorpion Child have revealed the artwork and tracklist from their forthcoming self-titled debut studio album.

Scorpion Child will be released June 24th, 2013 via Nuclear Blast. Produced and arranged by Chris “Frenchie” Smith (The Answer, …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, The Toadies, Dax Riggs), the self-titled album was recorded using analog recording technology.

Available as a limited CD digipack, vinyl and digital download, the ‘Scorpion Child’ track-list reads as follows:

01. Kings Highway
02. Polygon Of Eyes
03. The Secret Spot
04. Salvation Slave
05. Liquor
06. Antioch
07. In The Arms Of Ecstasy
08. Paradigm
09. Red Blood (The River Flows)

Bonus tracks:
10. Keep Goin’ (Lucifer’s Friend cover)
11. Lover’s Leap (iTunes version only)

Scorpion Child come from lots of different places, not only logistically but musically. Their sound heralds back to early 70’s kraut and psych-rock with a modern twist and lists Pentagram, Hairy Chapter and Lucifer’s Friend as influences. They originally formed in 2006 and have spent the last few years perfecting both their songwriting and stage presence. Aryn Jonathan Black fronts the outfit with a siren-like voice reminiscent of a young Robert Plant. Guitarists Christopher Jay Cowart and Tom Frank layer high-energy twin-guitars over the band’s driving rhythm section fueled by Shaun Avants (bass) and Shawn Alvear (drums). Black comments:

Our influences are diversified as classic 80’s thrash metal to the old school southern blues of Blind Willie Johnson, Lemon Jefferson and Willie McTell. We came to Austin to form a band with a single vision and though we’ve played in different bands with a range of styles, after jamming together, we found our footing in what we do best.

The band have recently finished a lengthy US tour in support for the legendary Clutch and Orange Goblin!

http://scorpionchild.com
http://facebook.com/scorpionchild
http://nuclearblast.de/scorpionchild

 

Iced Earth reveal details on new album

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 27th April 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Iced Earth’s band leader Jon Schaffer has revealed the title and more details on the band’s new studio album:

The new Iced Earth studio album is expected to have an late 2013 release date. It will be titled Plagues of Babylon and we are very excited about how killer things are sounding this early in the writing/demo process.

The tracklisting is as follows:
1.) Plagues of Babylon
2.) Democide
3.) Among The Living Dead
4.) The Resistance
5.) If I Could See You
6.) Peacemaker
7.) Cthulhu
8.) Parasite

Schaffer also stated:

I expect this album will be something very special! Stay tuned to this page for breaking news about ICED EARTH’s mega-packed schedule and coming tour dates. You will hear it here first!
Thanks again for your continued support of the band! We love you guys!

Iced Earth summer festivals 2013:
20.06.2013 GER Sankt Goarshausen Metalfest
21.06.2013 NED Dokkum Dokkem Open Air
22.06.2013 GER Dischingen Rock am Härtsfeldsee
12.07.2013 GER Ballenstedt Rock Harz Open Air
13.07.2013 GER Balingen Bang Your Head Festival
25.07.2013 SLO Tolmin Metaldays
27.07.2013 GER Obersinn Eisenwahn Festival
08.08.2013 SWE Gävle Getaway Rock Festival
10.08.2013 POR Quinta do Ega, Vagos Vagos Open Air

Iced Earth European Tour 2014:
09.01.2014 GER Saarbrücken Garage
10.01.2014 NED Hengelo Metropol
11.01.2014 BEL Antwerp Trix
12.01.2014 GBR Birmingham O2 Academy
13.01.2014 IRE Dublin Button Factory
14.01.2014 GBR London O2 Academy Islington
15.01.2014 FRA Paris Le Trabendo
17.01.2014 ESP Madrid Sala Caracol
19.01.2014 ESP Valencia Rock City
20.01.2014 ESP Barcelona Razzmatazz 2
22.01.2014 SWI Pratteln Z7
23.01.2014 ITA  Romagnano Rock ‘n’ Roll Arena
24.01.2014 SLO Ljubljana Kino Siska
25.01.2014 CRO Zagreb Pogon Jedinstvo
26.01.2014 BIH Sarajevo Club Sloga
28.01.2014 ROM Bucarest Juke Box
29.01.2014 TUR Istanbul Kucukciftlik Park
31.01.2014 GRE Athens Gagarin 205
01.02.2014 GRE Thessaloniki  Principal Club
02.02.2014 BUL Sofia Mixtape 5
04.02.2014 SER Belgrade Dom Omladine
05.02.2014 HUN Budapest Club 202
07.02.2014 GER Nürnberg Rockfabrik
08.02.2014 TCH Zlin Masters Of Rock
09.02.2014 GER München Backstage Werk
11.02.2014 GER Berlin Astra
12.02.2014 GER Köln Essigfabrik
13.02.2014 GER Bochum Zeche
14.02.2014 GER Osnabrück Rosenhof
15.02.2014 GER Hamburg Markthalle
16.02.2014 DEN Copenhagen Vega
18.02.2014 SWE Gothenburg Sticky Fingers
19.02.2014 SWE Stockholm Debaser Medis
22.02.2014 ISR Tel Aviv Reading 3

Iced Earth online:
www.icedearth.com
www.facebook.com/officialIcedearth
www.myspace.com/icedearth

Death metal legends Suffocation set to embark on UK tour next month

Posted in Featured, News with tags , , , , , , , on 26th April 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

New York’s death metal legends, Suffocation, will be embarking on a series of UK shows running through this coming May. It follows the release of their critically-acclaimed 7th studio album , Pinnacle Of Bedlam. The band have also have announced that John Gallagher of Dying Fetus will be temporarily taking the place of vocalist Frank Mullen due to his other personal commitments for the UK and Ireland shows. Mullen comments:

John Gallagher from Dying Fetus will be filling in for these UK [and] Ireland shows and I’m sure he will do an awesome job. So please show your support for him and the band! See you soon.

Gallagher added:

I’m stoked to be performing on these shows with longtime friends and my brothers in metal, Suffocation. It’s going to be a blast and since I’ll JUST be singing the vocals, they are going to be super sick and guttural. So make sure to come out and party with us and witness the brutality!

Tour Dates as follows: (Click for tickets)
13.05.13 UK London O2 Academy Islington
14.05.13 UK Brighton Audio 
15.05.13 UK Manchester NQ Live
16.05.13 Ireland Dublin The Pint
17.05.13 UK Glasgow Classic Grand
18.05.13 UK Plymouth White Rabbit

Order the CD or deluxe CD/DVD digipak version of Pinnacle of Bedlam:
iTunes
Physical

Suffocation online:

http://facebook.com/Suffocation
http://nuclearblastusa.com/Suffocation
http://myspace.com/Suffocation

 

Iwrestledabearonce nearing fully recording third studio album

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 26th April 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Experimental-metalcore act Iwrestledabearonce have announced they’re almost finished with tracking their forthcoming, third studio album, which is due out later this year.

Currently held-up in their band-compound and recording studio in Los Angeles, Iwrestledabearonce are pushing themselves musically like never before.  While known for their schizophrenic sound and unconventional song structure, Iwrestledabearonce is approaching their next record with a new focus and a determination to deliver an album that will surprise fans and entirely re-define who they are as a band. Guitarist Steven Bradley comments:

Well damn! After another two years of non-stop touring, some unexpected twists, and getting to visit some new and amazing places, we’re finally back in the studio working on full length number three! I’ve 100% NEVER been this excited about an IWABO album, because it feels like we’ve finally reigned in “our sound” even further and really hit a stride in terms of songwriting.  We’ve always admired bands like Deftones, Cynic, Thrice, Glassjaw, Mr. Bungle, Dredg, Cephalic Carnage, The Mars Volta, et cetera because they’ve never made the same album twice, and aren’t scared to keep evolving while still maintaining their signature styles. Obviously I’d never compare us to the greatness of those bands, but, in keeping with that mentality, we’ve progressed a bit more and put together our best collection of songs so far.

Bradley who is producing, engineering, mixing and mastering the album himself also adds:

The heavy parts are heavier and more interesting, the choruses are stronger, and the “weird twists” that people have come to expect in our music are way more thought-out than in the past and definitely hit harder than ever.  Long story short – we’re very excited about getting this album finished and released, and we hope you enjoy it as much as we do. Thanks for listening, and keep in touch with us on our facebook/twitter/etc where we will be posting frequent updates!

Iwrestledabearonce’s upcoming album will also be the debut of the band’s electrifying new scream-sing queen Courtney LaPlante, who joined the band with only a 24 hour notice in between shows on the band’s run with Warped Tour in 2012.  Her contributions to the new music have not only re-energized the band but have also allowed them to explore new growth as a cohesive unit. LaPlante comments:

Since the day I joined this band, I’ve been anticipating this album! I was pushed to the limit creatively and technically, and I’ve never been more proud of myself or my bandmates. We’ve been through alot this year, and this is the pay-off; the result of our experiences. Most importantly, I think IWABO fans both old and new will really enjoy these songs, and we can’t wait to play them live for you this summer!

Keep up with the band’s progress in the studio at this location.

Iwrestledabearonce online:

https://www.facebook.com/iwrestledabearonce
http://www.iwrestledabearonce.com/
https://twitter.com/iwabo

Evile release official lyric video for Underworld

Posted in Featured, News on 25th April 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Yorkshire thrash outfit Evile have released an official lyric video for a brand new track, entitled Underworld, ahead of the release of the band’s new album, Skull.

The new song, titled Underworld, is the first official track from Skull, which is due to be released in Europe on May 27th via Earache Records, and in the USA on June 11th via Century Media/Earache Records. Evile frontman Matt Drake comments:

We are proud to release the first full track from our upcoming album Skull for you to wrap your ears around.  Hopefully this gives you a good idea of what’s in store for you all come May 27th. Underworld is a title I’ve wanted to use for a very long time but hadn’t found the right song for it; it’s named after the venue in London of the same name as it’s been one of my favourite places to play for years now.  The song itself isn’t directly about the venue but it’s definitely dedicated to it.  The song is inspired by a short sci-fi story I read about the earth’s surface becoming uninhabitable and people being forced to live deep underground.  It ties in to one of the overall themes of the album which is about things being hidden, be it thoughts, feelings, motivations or truths.  At the same time it’s about something else but I don’t want to give everything away all at once; it’s better if you make up your own mind! Hope you enjoy what you hear and we will see you in a few days time with the mighty Kreator where we will be playing new songs for the first time.  See you there!!

Skull was recorded with producer Russ Russell (Napalm Death, Dimmu Borgir) at Parlour Studios in Kettering, England.  The artwork for the album was painted by artist Eliran Kantor (Testament, Sodom, Hatebreed). Skull is available to pre-order now in a huge selection of formats and bundles from the Earache Webstore in Europe here and in North America at here.

SKull is also available on iTunes, including an instant grat track which you receive as soon as you pre-order the album.  Pre-order Skull now on iTunes at this location.

Evile are due to kick off a mini tour with German thrash legends Kreator this Friday, April 26th in Dublin.  See Evile live at the following shows:

Apr. 26 – Dublin, Ireland – The Academy (w/ Kreator)
Apr. 27 – Manchester, UK – HMV Ritz (w/ Kreator)
Apr. 28 – London, UK – HMV Forum (w/ Kreator)
Jun. 14 – Wervik, Belgium – SkullFest
Jun. 28 – Lesmahagow, UK – Les Fest
Aug. 24 – Werrington, UK – Scar Fest

Evile online:

http://www.evile.co.uk
http://www.facebook.com/evileuk
http://www.myspace.com/evileuk
http://twitter.com/evileuk
http://evile.tumblr.com

Delain announced as support on Within Temptation 2014 tour

Posted in Featured, News with tags , , , , , , , on 25th April 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Dutch symphonic metallers Delain, who have become one of the biggest sensations on the symphonic scene, have been announced as the support act on Within Temptation’s 2014 world tour. Delain will open up for Within Temptation at their shows in France, Germany, the UK, Belgium and the Netherlands.

Tour dates are as follow:

January
16 – Lyon, France – Radiant
17 – Paris, France – Zenith
20 – Toulouse, France – Bikini
21 – Nantes, France – Zenith
22 – Lille, France – L’Aéronef
24 – Birmingham, UK – Academy
25 – London, UK – Wembley Arena
27 – Manchester, UK – Apollo
28 – Glasgow, Scotland – Academy
29 – Newcastle, UK – Academy

February
1 – Berlin, Germany – Columbiahalle
2 – Hamburg, Germany – Sporthalle
3 – Köln, Germany – Palladium
5 – Ludwigsburg, Germany – Arena
6 – Frankfurt, Germany – Jahrhunderthalle
7 – München, Germany – Tonhalle
11 – Antwerp, Belgium – Lotto Arena
14 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Heineken Music Hall

Delain online:

http://delain.nl
https://www.facebook.com/delainmusic

Within Temptation online:

http://www.within-temptation.com/
https://www.facebook.com/wtofficial

Delain will also be headlining the Dames of Darkness Festival next month in Bilston, near Wolverhampton. Further details can be found here. Delain’s next album, Interlude, featuring remixes of classic Delain tracks as well as new and exclusive tracks and DVD footage will be released through Napalm Records next month and can be pre-ordered here.

 

Turbogeist release video for new single, Mermaid’s Revenge

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 25th April 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

London-based rockers, Turbogeist, have released the video for current single, Mermaid’s Revenge – a number from their 5-track EP, Ancient Secrets, available now via Spinefarm Records. Having already received airplay from Radio One’s Dan P. Carter and Zane Lowe, as well as XFM DJ Ian Camfield, Turbogeist are causing a well-deserved stir within the underground. The video can be viewed below.

Turbogeist guitarist and vocalist, Luis Felber comments:

Being a youth in the ’90s, with Brit Pop, Grunge, Hip Hop and great rock bands emerging on the radio and music television, we were spoilt for choice. Nowadays, everything seems too polished. However, if you look beyond the void of Mercury Awards and Coldplay B-sides, there are great underground scenes/bands emerging…

The video for Mermaid’s Revenge, filmed in London, was directed by Michael McCool and animated by Nicos Livesey and Nick Dunn of the This Is It collective.  Nick Dunn worked his wizardry on the previous Turbogiest video, Alien Girl. Luis also stated:

In this new video, we had a lot more fun. We got super-involved in the whole development process… It’s really more like a mini-movie. I mean, it’s no Scorsese’s ‘Bad’, but Michael McCool is seriously on his way to being one of the greats… The ’90s and the noughties brought us Britney in school uniform and Backstreet Boys in space. The art of the video needs to be taken back to the ’80s, to raw creativity and fun.

On the live front, Turbogeist will be appearing at this year’s Takedown Festival alongside acts such as Don Broco, While She Sleeps and The Blackout; the festival takes place at Southampton University on May 1st. They have also been confirmed to play London’s Camden Rocks Festival on June 1st, which will see over 100 bands playing across 12 venues in the capital’s home of rock ‘n’ roll.

Tickets are available at the following locations:

Takedown Festival

Camden Rocks

The ‘Ancient Secrets’ EP features 4 brand new Turbogeist tracks, as well as a cover of ‘Up Front’ by influential US punk band, The Wipers.  Sleeve art was provided by British artist Nicholas Rea and depicts a man in ‘supernatural woods’, originally hand-painted on ceramic tiles. The debut Turbogeist album is already in the can, and will follow later in 2013, once again through Spinefarm.

http://turbogeist.com/
http://facebook.com/turbogeist
http://turbogeist.tumblr.com/