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Machine Head return to the UK for five special shows

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on 9th April 2014 by Nico Davidson

The Bay Area metal titans Machine Head are set to return to the UK this summer with an unexpected move which will delight their rabid Head Case fan base. The band are set to play a short run of five super-special underplays, in much smaller clubs than they usually play. Frontman Robb Flynnexplains the logic behind this move:

In keeping with the intimate club tour-vibe we are doing in the USA this summer, for our first time ever, we decided to blow off 90% of all Euro summer festivals, and hit the nooks and crannies of the UK and Europe as well.  We will be doing no major cities in any territories throughout Europe and the UK for this first leg of 2014.  No London, no Berlin, etc, and instead focusing on the die-hard Machine Head fans that who don’t often get the chance to see us because the travel is too far or too costly to get the big cities.  I remember when we were out with Metallica doing festivals a few years ago, we played in a small out-of-the-way city in Denmark called Aarhus.  We’d never played there let alone, ever even heard of the fucking place.  We were all a bit grumbly before the show, and you know what?  It ended up being one of the most fun shows we’ve ever done.  Doing shows like this, it creates an energy, it creates a bond, something unbreakable, and it is really fucking fun.  It’s Machine Head without all the big production, the bells and whistles, stripped down and raw.  What will be really cool is that in the UK, we’ve never done a club tour, it happened so fast for us there that other than a handful of epically insane, wildly drunken Ten Ton Hammer club shows, we’ve only played bigger halls, so we are really looking forward to giving our fans something special there. Plus, we’ve been hearing from our Scottish fans for decades that we need to get to Edinburgh!!!  So finally, 21 years into our existence, we’re coming and we’re ready to fucking plunder Scotland!!!!

Tour dates are as follow:

Tue 29th Jul – NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms (www.alt-tickets.co.uk)
Thu 31st Jul – EDINBURGH Liquid Rooms (www.ticketmaster.co.uk)
Sat 2nd Aug – NEWCASTLE University (www.livenation.co.uk)
Sun 3rd Aug – NORWICH Waterfront (www.ueaticketbookings.co.uk)
Mon 4th Aug – BRIGHTON Concorde (http://lout.gigantic.com)

Tickets go on sale 9am on Friday 11th April and will be available from the ticketing links above.

Machine Head’s new album is in the workings and expected to materialise later this year via their brand new label, Nuclear Blast.  However, their loyal fanbase can get a fiery taster of some brand new material on 19th April; otherwise known as Record Store Day. The band are releasing a strictly limited gatefold 10″ vinyl ‘demo version’ of new song, Killers & Kings.  The release will come in two different colours of vinyl; red or blue, and four different sleeves featuring tarot card designs; Death, The High Priestess, The Devil, and Strength.  Side A features their demo version of Killers & Kings, and Side B features covers of Our Darkest Days and Bleeding, two tracks by Southern California hardcore band, Ignite.

Shops participating in Record Store Day can be viewed here, at this location.  The Head Case collectors among you should get out and search for those four different editions!

Machine Head online:

http://machinehead1.com
http://facebook.com/MachineHead

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Machine Head reveal details for Killers & Kings

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on 13th March 2014 by Nico Davidson

Over twenty years combined with seven critically acclaimed albums and multiple world tours to their credit, very few can deny that Machine Head are one of THE kings of metal (Basically, eat your hearts out, Manowar).

This summer Nuclear Blast will have the enormous privilege of releasing Machine Head’s next full-length album, which is also the band’s debut for the label. In anticipation and to celebrate Record Store Day (19th April 2014), Nuclear Blast will be releasing a limited edition 10” featuring a demo version of a brand new track entitled Killers & Kings. Never heard or released before, Machine Head fans have been waiting for new music from the band for the last 3 years and Killers & Kings will not disappoint. Side B of the release will also feature Machine Head covering two tracks by the southern California hardcore outfit Ignite. Frontman Robb Flynn comments:

I remember growing up in the thrash scene and always wanting to hear the demo version of songs. You searched them out. Thankfully my buddy Jim was a big ‘tape trader,’ and through trading we had both Metallica demos, Exodus demos, bootlegs of songs sometimes ‘years’ before they came out. I knew how to play every note of Pleasure Of The Flesh by Exodus, easily two years before the record was out! My friends and I would debate the merits of each, but we all agreed, It was so much cooler to hear it BEFORE the album is out! So we’re gonna do that for you. I can’t wait for you guys to hear this stuff.

This limited edition 10” will also feature four alternate covers with two specific colours.

Killers & Kings 10” tracking listing:

Side One: “Killers & Kings” (demo version)
Side Two: “Our Darkest Days/Bleeding” (Ignite cover)

Machine Head are currently in the studio recording their eighth album for an early 2014 release, followed by a massive worldwide tour cycle.

Machine Head‘s most recent studio release, 2011’s Unto The Locust, entered The Billboard 200 chart at position No. 22 – putting them in the Top 25 for the first time in the band’s history. The album was the follow-up to the 2007 Grammy nominated metal milestone The Blackening, widely hailed as one of the finest metal albums of the last decade, which led the band to an extensive three-year tour, sharing the stage with such heavy hitters as Slipknot and Metallica.

Machine Head online:

http://machinehead1.com
http://facebook.com/MachineHead
http://youtube.com/machinehead

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Evile to perform special intimate show at Crash Records in Leeds tomorrow

Posted in Featured, News with tags , , , , , , , on 19th April 2013 by Nico Davidson

Yorkshire thrashers Evile are celebrating this year’s Record Store Day with a number of treats for fans, including an intimate live show at Crash Records in Leeds tomorrow (Saturday, 20th April).

The band will be performing live in the store at 4pm, giving fans the chance to see them in a unique, up-close and personal setting.  Evile are also releasing a split 7″ picture disc with Swedish death metal legends Entombed, featuring Entombed‘s classic 1990 track, Drowned, along with Evile‘s incredible 2012 cover version.

Evile drummer Ben Carter recently commented:

Evile are looking forward to making some stupidly heavy noise at Crash Records in Leeds on Saturday, 20th April in support of Record Store Day!  We’re going to start destroying ears at 4pm, so make sure to get in early as space will be VERY limited!  We guarantee this show will be utter carnage and something very different than the norm.  We can’t wait to see how a circle pit will work in a record store and need our fans there to show us!!!  To mark the occasion, we’ll be selling our new exclusive 7″ split of our cover of Entombed‘s Drowned, with Entombed’s original on the flipside.  All this is to show support to indie retailers, so get yer asses down to Crash and show your support for the old school!!!

Space for the show is limited, but fans who buy the 7″ from Crash Records on the day will get free entry to the show (space permitting).

Record Store Day takes place each year on the third Saturday of April, bringing together artists and independently-owned record stores around the world to celebrate the art of music.  Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day and sold in independent stores.

For more information and to see which stores are participating in Record Store Day in the UK, head to this location.

Evile‘s new album, Skull, is due to be released in Europe on Earache Records on May 27th, and in the USA via Century Media/Earache Records on June 11th.  The album 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).

Pre-order Skull now from the Earache Webstore in Europe at this location or in North America at this lcoation.

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 on iTunes now at this location.

See Evile live at the following shows:
Apr. 20 – Leeds, UK – Crash Records (Record Store Day UK show)
Apr. 26 – Dublin, Ireland – The Academy *
Apr. 27 – Manchester, UK – HMV Ritz *
Apr. 28 – London, UK – HMV Forum *
Jun. 14 – Wervik, Belgium – SkullFest
Jun. 28 – Lesmahagow, UK – Les Fest
Aug. 24 – Werrington, UK – Scar Fest
* with KREATOR

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

 

Rival Sons announce limited edition Record Store Day UK vinyl

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on 11th March 2013 by Nico Davidson

Rival Sons have revealed that they will once again be offering a limited edition vinyl release for this year’s Record Store Day in the UK and Europe, which takes place on Saturday, April 20th.

Founded in 2007 and officially kicked off in 2008 by Metallica, Record Store Day takes place on the third Saturday of every April and brings together artists and independently-owned record stores around the world to celebrate the art of music.  Special vinyl and CD released and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day and sold in independent stores.

To celebrate Record Store Day UK 2013, Earache Records and Rival Sons will be releasing an exclusive 10″ vinyl picture disc, strictly limited to 1000 copies.  The picture disc will feature the following tracks:

SIDE A
01. Manifest Destiny Pt. 1 (Live in Gothenburg)
SIDE B
01. Manifest Destiny Pt. 2 (Acoustic Version)
02. Nava (Full Length Version)

Rival Sons guitarist Scott Holiday comments: “As we’ve talked about quite often, all the band are big vinyl junkies.  Travelling all over the globe, it’s exciting to see how many people around the world are becoming enlivened by this vinyl trend – as they should!  Vinyl is finding its place once again and improving the way we listen to and enjoy music.  Living in the digital age, we’ve begun to realize how much quality and sonic experience we sacrifice for convenience, and how much is gained from hearing a recording sounding closer to the product we (as musicians and recording artists) intended to be enjoyed.  That said, we’re always excited to deliver something cool for Record Store Day, and this one coming up is one of my personal favorites.” He continues: “With all the response we’ve received for the Manifest Destiny tracks, we’ve decided to offer up something special: a very limited run on 10″ dual-sided picture vinyl… Side A will be an inspired live version of Manifest Destiny Pt. 1, live from Gothenburg, Sweden, recorded on our last European tour, playing to a sold out theatre of very excited Swedes!  Side B will be an acoustic interpretation of Manifest Destiny Pt. 2, mixing our love for Eastern and Native Indian flavors.  Side B will also present the full length arrangement for my instrumental tune, Nava. What more could there be, you ask?!  Well, we had a friend of ours create comic book style covers for the front and back of the jacket.  The front depicting Pt. 1 and the back depicting Pt. 2.  This release is very close to my heart, and something I think our fans will really dig.  Limited to only 1000 copies… So get ’em while the gettin’s gettin’!

For more information and to see which stores are participating in Record Store Day UK, head to this location.

A small quantity of RIVAL SONS Record Store Day picture discs will also be released on April 20th via the Earache Webstore.  Get your copy on the day in Europe at this location or get the import in North America at this location.

See Rival Sons on tour in Europe at the following shows:
Mar. 22 – Bonn, Germany – Harmonie (WDR Rockpalast)
Mar. 23 – Aarhus, Denmark – Vox Hall
Mar. 24 – Malmo, Sweden – Malmo KB
Mar. 25 – Linkoping, Sweden – Linkoping Garden
Mar. 26 – Uppsala, Sweden – Uppsala Katalin
Mar. 28 – Hamburg, Germany – Mojo
Mar. 29 – Frankfurt, Germany – Zoom
Mar. 30 – Paris, France – Le Trabendo
Apr. 01 – Zurich, Switzerland – Komplex
Apr. 02 – Lyon, France – Ninkasi Kao
Apr. 04 – Treviso, Italy – New Age
Apr. 05 – Bologna, Italy – ZR
Apr. 06 – Arles, France – Cargo de Nuit
Apr. 08 – Utrecht, Netherlands – Tivoli
Apr. 09 – London, UK – Shepherds Bush Empire
Apr. 10 – Cardiff, UK – Solus
Apr. 11 – Birmingham, UK – Institute
Apr. 13 – Leeds, UK – Leeds Metropolitan University
Apr. 14 – Edinburgh, UK – Picture House
Apr. 15 – Preston, UK – 53 Degrees
Apr. 16 – Cambridge, UK – Junction

Rival Sons‘ new album, Head Down, is out now in Europe on CD and limited edition vinyl at this location and on iTunes at this lcoation.

Head Down is due to be released in the USA on March 19th via Century Media/Earache Records.

 

Exclusive Two-Disc Cradle Album Available On Record Store Day

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on 13th March 2012 by Nico Davidson

Midnight In The Labyrinth is the latest, inspired work, from the UK’s most successful extreme act, traversing an ethereal cinematic landscape of classical and symphonic darkness; a style the band has always woven seamlessly into their compositions.

Midnight in the  Labyrinth is available to coincide with Record Store Day on April 21st in participating countries, and sees a general release across other countries, as a strictly limited edition 2-disc set of delectable magic, with disc 1 containing narrated nightmares courtesy of Dani Filth, plus additional vocals from former Cradle backing vocalist Sarah Jezebel Deva, whilst disc 2 contains purely orchestral and symphonic recordings.

Taking the most requested tracks from the first four official releases, Cradle of Filth have fulfilled audience desire by creating an album based on their most popular older tracks, but one that is delivered orchestrally to create a rich, haunting sonic landscape in the vein of soundtrack composers such as Jerry Goldsmith, Danny Elfman and Hans Zimmer.

Ten songs make up this 78 minute masterwork including the addition of a thirteen minute exclusive aural séance on CD1, indulging such COF classics as Funeral In Carpathia, The Twisted Nails Of Faith and Summer Dying Fast, which has already been showcased on last year’s Evermore Darkly EP to a more than rapturous audience response.

Cradle Of Filth also return this Halloween with their new studio  album.