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Revoker announce UK dates with Drowning Pool and Fozzy

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 16th January 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Following their 2011 Roadrunner Records debut album Revenge For The Ruthless, Welsh rockers Revoker are set to return this new year and prove to the heavy metal masses that the number 13 is lucky for some!

Revoker, who release their 2nd album in 2013, take a break from the studio in April to tour the UK as main support to co-headliners Drowning Pool and Fozzy (featuring WWE wrestler Chris Jericho).

New blood with fresh ideas to push boundaries but with roots steeped in metal legacy, Wales’ finest 4 piece metal band have already featured on the hotlists of Metal Hammer, Kerrang! and Rocksound magazines.

Revoker have spared no time in laying waste to an abundance of live shows across the globe, baring their teeth at prestigious festivals Download, Ozzfest, Grasspop, Sonisphere and Hammerfest as well as sharing stages with top artists Rob Zombie, Ozzy Osbourne, Lamb Of God, Skindred, Anthrax and many more.

Drowning Pool & Fozzy UK Tour April 2013

Thu 11th Southampton – The Cellar
Fri 12th Plymouth – White Rabbit
Sat 13th Brighton – Concorde 2
Sun 14th Norwich – Waterfront
Tue 16th Nottingham – Rescue Rooms
Wed 17th Rugby – The Vault
Thu 18th Stoke – Underground
Fri 19th York – Fibbers
Sat 20th Manchester – NQ Live
Sun 21st Wrexham – Central Station
Tue 23rd Bristol – The Fleece
Wed 24th London – Electric Ballroom

Tickets are available from the following locations:
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Versus The World–Drink. Sing. Live. Love.

Posted in Alternative, CD, Pop Punk, Rock with tags , , , , , , on 27th July 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Versus The World
Drink. Sing. Live. Love.
Released: 31st July 2012
Alt. Rock
Released via Viking Funeral Records

Versus The World rung a bell the second I received their new album Drink. Sing. Live. Love. however at first I wasn’t sure where I had heard the name (aside from the Amon Amarth album of the same name) but it wasn’t until recently I realised I’d first discovered these Santa Barbara rockers through one of the WWE games that one of their songs were featured on.

The album is taken on a wild ride at the beginning of She Sang The Blues. While the riffs display a furious raw sound which I’m somewhat familiar with, the vocals are more tame compared to the music. Mason Grace changes completely from the previous track, becoming more of a heavy pop punk track that does match the vocals very well but can be a bit of a come down for anyone expecting driving force of angry riffs.

A Fond Farewell is another pop punk based track where the riffs, again, work well with the vocals, emphasising their unique sound. Following the short dialogue at the beginning, The Kids Are Fucked offers up a lovely serving of aggressive, in your face and melodic guitar playing and violent drum work. The vocals have a callous touch to them as well, adding emphasis to the song. Fortunately Lullaby allows the fierce guitar stylings to continue for a short while before coming more tame and laid back.

These Bones sounds very much like a Paramore track but with male vocals instead, which can be somewhat entertaining. A Love Song For Amsterdam keeps the pop punk sound flowing from the last track, minus the Paramore sound. The following track Crooks & Liars takes on a different sound to everything else on the album, featuring more emphasis on the bass, which rings out powerfully like church bells in the morning. Oh Brother Where Art Thou doesn’t particularly stand out though some of the riffs are well composed and played.

The next two tracks, In The Fear Of The Finale and Donner Pass, travel down the same road, musically, displaying angsty riffs and callous drum work. Angry February is a very sombre affair, mixing a range of different, solemn emotions together in the form of staunch vocals and slow guitars and rhythm. We Were Alive finishes the album in a melodic, pop punk fashion.

Drink. Sing. Live. Love. is a hard one to judge due to its diverse sound though this might cause it to not be everyone’s cuppa tea. However, the album is enjoyable though there are some parts that need polishing.

4/5

Nico Davidson