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Studio update from Mother Feather

Posted in Misc., News, Rock, Studio Report with tags , , on 15th April 2017 by izaforestspirit

The American glam/pop rock band Mother Feather have recently entered the Mission Sound studio in Brooklyn, New York where they will begin recording their second album. This time they have teamed up with Grammy-nominated producer Joshua Valleau and Jay Ruston, who has mixed and produced albums for Anthrax, Meatloaf and Steel Panther.

Here is an official update from their singer Ann Courtney:

The newest songs for the album were written last fall and winter in the midst and aftermath of the US presidential election. The political climate and outcome were personally devastating, but it also re-ignited my sense of purpose. I locked myself away to write, face my depression, and stare down some uncomfortable feelings. Truthfully, I went to some very dark and lonely places. So there’s a lot of fever – and intimacy – in the new music. When I emerged from my self-exile, I discovered my band waiting for me on the other side, so there’s exuberance and catharsis there too. It’s good to have friends, ya know?! Together, the five of us worked to develop the songs and shape them into some of Mother Feather’s best, most eclectic work yet. We couldn’t be more excited for this opportunity to continue our work with Metal Blade.

This will be the band’s second album with Metal Blade, following their critically acclaimed, self-titled debut which came out last year.

For more details:

https://www.facebook.com/motherfeather

http://www.motherfeather.com

 

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Former Ghost members start lawsuit against singer Papa Emeritus

Posted in Metal, Misc., News, Rock with tags , on 9th April 2017 by izaforestspirit

Dark times ahead for fans of the world-renowned Swedish heavy metal band Ghost… Four former members of the band, known previously solely by the stage name “The Nameless Ghoul” have recently decided to sue the band’s frontman and singer Tobias Forge aka Papa Emeritus III  for failure to disclose the band’s income and expenses from the years 2011 to 2016.

Here is an extract from an official statement made by one of the former Nameless Ghouls, previously known as Nameless Ghoul (Alpha) now revealed to be guitarist Simon Söderberg:

As of yesterday we, four signatories from the band Ghost, have filed a lawsuit with the Linköping District Court. We are suing Tobias Forge (”Papa Emeritus”) – the band’s lead singer who has also been responsible for the finances of the band since its founding.

As of the filing of this lawsuit we are requesting that the court, under penalty, oblige Tobias Forge to declare the incomes as well as expenses of the band concerning the years between 2011 and 2016.

Throughout all the years we have been on tour with Ghost (between 2011-2016 some of us have performed something like 500 shows with the band) and throughout the band’s album recordings, we have neither been allowed to share in the profits of the band, nor have we seen any of the incomes accounted for.

The only thing we have received have been minimal advance payments to allow the band to keep going. This despite the fact that we had an agreement that any profits should be shared fairly between the members of the band…”

You can read the rest of the statement here: https://www.facebook.com/simon.soderberg.52/posts/10154419061836127

 

The other former members involved in the legal dispute against Tobias Forge include: Mauro Rubino (Air) – member of Ghost since 2011.
Henrik Palm (Eather) – member of Ghost since 2015
Martin Hjertstedt (Earth) – member of Ghost since 2014

https://www.facebook.com/thebandghost/

http://ghost-official.com/

 

More details about the new Vallenfyre album

Posted in Metal, Misc., News, Studio Report on 7th April 2017 by izaforestspirit

Good news for fans of the British death-doom metal band Vallenfyre. The group are currently hard at work on their third album. The long awaited follow-up to ‘Spilters’ will be entitled ‘Fear Those Who Fear Him’.

You can check out the cover art below:

‘Fear Those Who Fear Him’ will be out worldwide on 2nd June 2017 via Century Media Records in the following formats: CD, Special Edition Digipak , digital, streaming as well as Gatefold LP+CD on limited coloured and regular black 180 gram vinyl.

In the meantime you can enjoy their new video ‘Kill All Your Masters’ here:

For more information visit:

https://www.facebook.com/Vallenfyre/

 

Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow announces UK tour

Posted in Metal, Misc., News, Rock with tags , , on 12th March 2017 by izaforestspirit

Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow will return to the UK shores in June 2017. The critically acclaimed guitarist and frontman will be playing a mixture of Rainbow and Deep Purple classics. This time he will be joined on stage by Meister Bob on bass, Blackmore Nights’ drummer David Keith, Stratovarius’s keyboardist Jens Johansson and singer, Ronnie Romero.

You can check out the tour schedule below:

For further details visit:

https://www.facebook.com/ritchieblackmore/

http://www.blackmoresnight.com/

 

HIM call it a day

Posted in Misc., News, Rock with tags , on 6th March 2017 by izaforestspirit

The world renowned Finnish dark rock band HIM have recently announced that they are calling it a day this year. The Helsinki based rock group has had a successful career of nearly thirty years, numerous tours and eight studio albums. Their last album ‘Tears of On Tape’ was released back into 2013.

Here is the official statement from their frontman Ville Valo:

”After quarter of a century of Love and Metal intertwined we sincerely feel HIM has run its unnatural course and adieus must be said in order to make way for sights, scents and sounds yet unexplored. We completed the pattern, solved the puzzle and turned the key. Thank you.”

HIM will embark on a final, farewell tour of Europe and The U.S.A. starting in June 2017. The American dates are yet to be announced but you can check out the European tour schedule here:

June
WED 14 BARCELONA RAZZMATAZZ, SPAIN
THU 15 MADRID LA RIVIERA, SPAIN
FRI 16 SANTANDER SALA ESCENRIO, SPAIN
SAT 17  PORTO HARD CLUB, PORTUGAL

July
SAT 01  HELSINKI TUSKA FESTIVAL, FINLAND
THU 13  TUURI MILJOONAROCK, FINLAND

November
FRI 24  ST PETERSBURG DK LENSOVETA, RUSSIA
SAT 25  ST PETERSBURG DK LENSOVETA, RUSSIA
SUN 26 MOSCOW CLUB STADIUM LIVE,RUSSIA
TUE 28  WARSAW STODOLA, POLAND
WED 29  HAMBURG DOCKS, GERMANY

December
FRI 01 BERLIN COLUMBIAHALLE, GERMANY
SAT 02  PRAGUE FORUM KARLIN, CZECH REP.
MON 04  LEIPZIG HAUS AUENSEE, GERMANY
TUE 05 MUNCHEN TONHALLE, GERMANY
WED 06  ZURICH X-TRA, SWITZ.
THU 07  MILAN ALCATRAZ, ITALY
FRI 08  KOLN PALLADIUM, GERMANY
SAT 09  ESCH-SUR-ALZETTE ROCKHAL, LUXEMBURG
MON 11  AMSTERDAM PARADISO, HOLLAND
TUE 12  TILBURG 013, HOLLAND
THU 14 GLASGOW BARROWLAND, SCOTLAND
FRI 15  NOTTINGHAM ROCK CITY, ENGLAND
SAT 16 MANCHESTER ACADEMY, ENGLAND
SUN 17  LONDON ROUNDHOUSE, ENGLAND

For more information visit:

https://www.facebook.com/theheartagram/

http://www.heartagram.com/

 

 

New single and video from Soldiers of Solace

Posted in Misc., News, Rock, Studio Report with tags , on 23rd February 2017 by izaforestspirit

Last month the American hard rock band Soldiers of Solace signed with the German record label Rock’N’Growl Records. Since then the group have been spending lots of time in the studio working on their debut album which is scheduled for later this year.

In the meantime you can check out their first single ‘Cold As A Stone’.

For more details visit:

http://www.soldiersofsolace.com

https://www.facebook.com/soldiersofsolace

 

 

 

Mortiis announce remix album and UK tour dates

Posted in Misc., News with tags , , on 6th February 2017 by izaforestspirit

The Norwegian industrial band Mortiis will release a remix album entitled ‘The Great Corrupter’ on 21st April 2017. This is meant to be an addendum to their latest album ‘The Great Deceiver’ which was released last year. ‘The Great Corrupter’ will feature various remixes of the tracks from ‘The Great Deceiver’ by industrial acts including GODFLESH. Die Krupps, Apoptygma Berzerk and PIG as well as a few unreleased tracks from the recording sessions.

The band have also released a free single featuring two remixes by Die Krupps and Leaether Strip which can be downloaded from their Bandcamp page:

http://downloadmusic.mortiis.com/album/the-die-krupps-le-therstrip-mixes

Prior to the release of ‘The Great Corrupter’ Mortiis will visit the UK shores in March accompanied by the industrial artist PIG. For more details about the Mortiis & PIG Swine & Punishment’ UK Tour check out the poster below:

http://www.mortiis.com/

https://www.facebook.com/officialmortiis