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Jettblack announce release date for compilation album Black Gold

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 15th July 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson, the North Sea Poet

UK rockers Jettblack have announced 19th August as the release date for their new compilation album, titled Black Gold. The 13 track collection will includes covers of three hard rock anthems (originally recorded by Motorhead, Heart and AC/DC), as well as a brand new song, Red Horizon and to top it all off guest appearances from members of Deep Purple and Black Star Riders/Thin Lizzy. And if that’s not enough, the new Jettblack single – a revised version of Black Gold, a track from latest Jettblack studio album, Raining Rock, out now via Spinefarm, will be featured on the compilation. Will Stapleman, vocalist and guitarist for Jettblack, commented:

We’re very happy to have a lot of our bonus material finally released on a physical format, but we didn’t want this album to be all about the past – which is why we recorded the three new tracks. We loved working on the Heart and Motorhead covers, but it was especially satisfying to get a version of Red Horizon down on tape. We’ve had this song since the Raining Rock album, and you’ll hear the full version on JB studio album number three – the version here is acoustic, but I think it shows what a big song for us this will be…

Black Gold track listing:

1) ‘Black Gold’ (feat. Damon Johnson) – new edited version.
2) ‘Feel The Love’ (feat. Ian Paice of Deep Purple) – from the ‘Raining Rock’ sessions, previously digital only.
3) ‘Weapon’ – from the ‘Raining Rock’ sessions.
4) ‘Fade Away’ – from the ‘Get Your Hands Dirty’ sessions.
5) ‘Let Me Put My Love Into You’ (AC/DC cover) – previously only available on a cover-mounted CD.
6) ‘Red Horizon’ (acoustic) – previously unreleased.
7) ‘Barracuda’ (Heart cover) – previously unreleased.
8) ‘Name In Vain’ (Motorhead cover) – previously unreleased.
9) ‘War Between Us’ (acoustic) – previously digital only.
10) ‘Not Even Love’ (acoustic) – previously digital only.
11) ‘Sunshine’ (acoustic) – previously digital only.
12) ‘Prison Of Love’ (acoustic) – previously digital only.
13) ‘Black Gold’ – full album version.

The new edit of Black Gold has been released today as a single via Spinefarm Records.

On the live front, Jettblack have just embarked on a string of UK festival appearances; these include Scar Fest in Stoke-On-Trent on 25th August.

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Jettblack to play co-headline UK tour with Crashdiet

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on 5th December 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson, the North Sea Poet

UK rockers, Jettblack, will join forces with Swedish sleaze rockers, Crash Diet, for a string of UK dates in April.

Following the success of Jettblack’s recent headline UK tour, the band are itching to hit the road again, and are delighted to share the stage with former Spinefarmlabel-mates, Crash Diet.

The dates are as follows,with 3 further support acts to be added…

23.04.12    NEWCASTLE – O2 Academy
24.04.12    SHEFFIELD – O2 Academy
25.04.12    BIRMINGHAM – O2 Academy
26.04.12    NOTTINGHAM – Rock City
27.04.12    LONDON – O2 Islington Academy

A 10-track mini-album, Less Talk, More Thrust, featuring rare, unreleased & reworked Jettblack material, will be released in support of the tour.

In addition, Les-Fest – Scotland’s award-winning rock & metal festival – have announced Jettblack to play the main-stage on June 30th 2013; Les-Fest willtake place at Valley International Park, Crossford, Lanarkshire.

Tickets are available from this location.

Furthermore, Jettblack will play support to Thin Lizzy at the O2 Academy, Leeds; the show, on December 16th, will be a one-off opening slot as part of Thin Lizzy’s November/DecemberUK tour.

You can purchase tickets from this location.

Meanwhile,  Jettblack frontman, Will Stapleton, has joined the cast of Jeff Wayne’smusical version of The War of The Worlds – Alive On Stage! for The New Generation Arena Tour, performing the role of The Voice Of Humanity.

Tickets available from this location.

Jettblack’s sophomore album, Raining Rock, is out now via Spinefarm Records.

Jettblack forced to relocate Liverpool show

Posted in News with tags , , , , on 18th October 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson, the North Sea Poet

Jettblack have been forced to relocate their show on the 20th October; it will now take place at Revolver, Birkenhead. Tickets holders for Eric’s, Liverpool can obtain a refund in full from the ticket provider. Details for the new show are as followed:

Date: 20th October 2012
Venue: Revolver
Address: 2 New Chester Road, Birkenhead, Merseyside CH41
Phone: 0151 647 1939
Tickets: Available on door
Price: £8

Tickets for the rest of the tour can be purchased here.

Remaining tour dates are as followed:

18th – Voodoo, Belfast
19th – The Pint, Dublin
20th – Revolver, Birkenhead
21st – Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton
26th – The Underworld, London
28th – Exeter, Cavern

Jettblack can now announce the full line up for their headline London show at The Underworld, Camden. Opening on the night will be hard rockin’ special guests Sondura, followed by Mercy House, the heavy rock band with a fast-rising reputation, plus main support act, London based Night By Night.

Jettblack are also confirmed to play Hard Rock Hell 2012, which takes place in North Wales from 29th November – 3rd December.

Jettblack announce special guests for UK tour

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 3rd September 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson, the North Sea Poet

Night By Night – the five-piece hard rock band from London – will be guest support for Jettblack’s debut UK headline tour, set to take place in October of this year.

This run of dates is something we’re 100% geared up for, as it’s our first ‘proper’ headline tour of the UK; meaning we can deliver a set which represents both albums, ‘Get Your Hands Dirty’ [2010] and ‘Raining Rock’ [2012]. We’ve got more flexibility to put on a show, and not fire through the set at 100mph! It’s all about entertaining and leaving (hopefully) with a smile ear to ear, sweaty locks, and a stiff head-bangin neck! The last London date was a sell-out, so get in there quick! Hands shall be Dirtied & Rock will Rain! Can’t wait to see ya!” comments Matt Oliver, drummer of Jettblack.

Night By Night guitarist Ben Christo adds “We’re absolutely thrilled to be hitting the road with the mighty Jettblack. It’s gonna be a challenge to match their super-polished, high-octane melodic metal, but we’re ready to rise to it!

Tickets can be purchased here


10th – The George, Andover
11th – Bristol, Exchange
12th – Joiners, Southampton
13th – Bogiez, Cardiff
14th – Rock City, Nottingham
16th – The Stereo, York
17th – Trillians, Newcastle
18th – Voodoo, Belfast
19th – The Pint, Dublin
20th –Eric’s, Liverpool
21st – Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton
26th – The Underworld, London
28th – Exeter, Cavern

Jettblack are also confirmed to play Hard Rock Hell 2012, which takes place in North Wales from 29th November – 3rd December.

Spinefarm Announce Second Label Night

Posted in News with tags , , , on 18th May 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson, the North Sea Poet

Following on from the night of rock ‘n’ roll excess that saw Reckless Love, Jettblack and The Treatment lining up at the Garage in February of this year, Spinefarm Records has put together another ‘label night’ at the North London venue, this time in association with Last.FM. The ticket price is £10 and the first 50 people into the venue will receive a free Spinefarm goody bag.

Appearing on the bill are Amaranthe, Dynazty and Soen, three acts from Sweden currently causing a stir on home turf; six‐strong award‐winners Amaranthe hail from Gothenburg, and – complete with three vocalists (including some‐time Kamelot touring member Elize Ryd) plus a sound that veers from pure pop to full‐tilt, gruff‐throated metal – are successfully adding a brand new chapter to the Book Of Hard Rock.
Already the band have toured Europe with fellow Swedes Hammerfall, appeared at the Bloodstock event in the UK, played a wall‐to‐wall headline London show, sold out a Japanese venue in a matter of
minutes, been confirmed for Germany’s premier metal festival, Wacken, and become a firm staple at Swedish national radio… and all on the back of a self‐titled debut album that has thrown up some of the most memorably rockin’ moments of the past 12 months, including lead‐off single Hunger – the video for which has now exceeded two million plays on YouTube.

Says guitarist Olof Morck: “So it is time for us to return to the UK once more, and anyone who attended our last show at the Borderline in London can easily figure out why we are so excited to be coming back! Now, it is time to destroy the Garage with thundering riffs and catchy choruses, so you should definitely not miss out on this one! We have also just gotten word that we will play northern Europe’s largest amusement park at the end of the festival season – a HUGE show right in our home town, where we will be headlining in front of more than 10,000 people! We could not possibly have imagined this just a few months ago, and in response to this honour we will deliver the biggest and most spectacular Amaranthe show so far. A taste of the future!”

Joining Amaranthe on the bill in London will be powerful melodic rockers Dynazty – a five‐piece outfit from Stockholm whose latest/third studio album, ‘Sultans Of Sin’, entered the main Swedish chart at No. 8 and the hard rock / metal chart at No. 1! Bringing to mind prime‐era Skid Row & Whitesnake, Dynazty would seem to have a very busy 2012 in store, with an appearance at the Sweden Rock Festival now confirmed plus a full run of Swedish dates with battle metallers, Sabaton.

Rounding out the Spinefarm bill is progressive rock outfit Soen – a four piece outfit described as “melodic, heavy, intricate and very different to everything else”, and featuring a collection of musicians whose individual reputations go before them; that’s Swedish drummer Martin Lopez (ex‐Opeth, Amon Amarth), bassist extraordinaire Steve DiGiorgio (Sadus, Testament, Death, Iced Earth), vocalist Joel Ekelof (Willowtree) and guitarist Kim Platbarzdis.

The band’s debut album, ‘Cognitive’, has recently been released via Spinefarm; it features the video tracks ‘Savia’ & ‘Delenda’, and has been mixed by David Bottrill of Tool & King Crimson fame.