Archive for August, 2012
NEW SINGLE AVAILABLE NOW ON ITUNES
Gainesville, Florida natives LESS THAN JAKE have revealed details of their forthcoming new album “Greetings and Salutations”, set for an October 15th release via Rude Records
The band – comprised of lyricist/drummer Vinnie Fiorello, vocalist/guitarist Chris DeMakes, vocalist/bassist Roger Manganelli, saxophonist Peter “JR” Wasilewski, and trombonist Buddy Schaub – play the Lock Up Stage this weekend at Reading and Leeds festivals, giving fans a first glimpse of the new material as well as old faves.
“Reading was our first ever show in the UK and it always holds top spots for our favorite festival to play. We are beyond humbled to be able to continue to play such a legendary festival.”
The twelve-track release recorded at The Moathouse in Gainesville and produced byLess Than Jake‘s own Roger Lima, includes both (extremely!) limited edition EP’s Season’s Greetings and Greetings From Less Than Jake plus two unreleased songs.
The dozen tracks are pure unfiltered LTJ, Sunny ska mixed with
barn-burner punk rock, more intended to get long-time fans and
first-time listeners warmed up and moshing in their living rooms and singing along to every lyric. Keeping its signature mix of punk roots and horn-driven melodies, songs like “A Return To Headphones” and “Finer Points of Forgiveness” take the best of old-school Less Than Jake and put on a fresh coat of paint for an amped-up listening experience.
The first single, “Goodbye Mr Personality” is available now on Itunes.
You can also see the new video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qmcGXpQkKc&feature=youtu.be
LESS THAN JAKE return to the UK in November for the VANS WARPED TOUR UK show – as well as the Road To Warped Tour featuring New Found Glory, Man Overboard and The Story So Far. Catch them at the following shows:
4th Nottingham Rock City
5th Manchester Academy
6th Leeds University
7th Glasgow Barrowland
9th Cardiff University Great Hall
10th London Alexandra Palace – Vans Warped Tour UK (Featuring Lostprophets, Bring Me The Horizon and many more)
The Rock The Nation Award was launched 2009 for the very first time and is happening this year for the third time already. 2009, STEELWING and SUICIDAL ANGELS won the award, 2010 Heavy Metal shooting stars SKULL FIST had been voted the lucky winner! SUICIDAL ANGELS and STEELWING both have been releasing very successful albums and were touring with well-known bands all over Europe as well as playint at several big European festivals. SKULL FIST released their highly-acclaimed debut album „Head öf the Pack“ and hit the road alongside Sabaton, Grave Digger and Powerwolf on the Power of Metal tour, this year they played the METALFEST Open Air series, were voted „Newcomer of the Year“ by TERRORIZER UK and are about to be one of metal´s biggest names in the near future!
Last year two bands could claim the RTN award for themselves: KRAMPUS hailing from Italy and NEXUS INFERIS from the UK. KRAMPUS are about to release their debut album „Survival of The Fittest“ on August 24, they´ll also play METALCAMP and are confirmed for the HEIDENFEST Tour with Wintersun and Korpiklaani. NEXUS INFERIS unleashed „A Vision of the Final Earth“ in January this year and went out on the Full of Hate tour w/ Behemoth, Cannibal Corpse and Legion of the Damned and also played Metalfest as well as Extremefest 2012.
Three years, five winners, five successful stories!
So, who´ll win this year´s award? Which band will be next to rise above? You wanna know? We too…
Here´s the official RTN AWARD info 2012:
you are tired of band contests and competitions which doesn’t change anything for your bands future?
you think you got the HOT SHIT and your band is ready to become THE metal band of tomorrow?
then we got the real deal for you – the ROCK THE NATION AWARD 2012!
Winners SUICIDAL ANGELS and STEELWING of the first edition of the award both have successfully released new albums and played many tours (e.g. EXODUS, KREATOR, DEATH ANGEL, SABATON, BLIND GUARDIAN, ACCEPT, OVERKILL, KATAKLYSM, BELPHEGOR and more….) and festivals all over Europe (Sonisphere, Wacken, Metalfest, Metalcamp, Party:San, SummerBreeze…). SKULL FIST released their highly-acclaimed debut album „Head öf the Pack“ and hit the road alongside Sabaton, Grave Digger and Powerwolf on the Power of Metal tour, this year they played the METALFEST Open Air series, were voted „Newcomer of the Year“ by TERRORIZER UK and are about to be one of metal´s biggest names in the near future!
SUICIDAL ANGELS released their album “Bloodbath” early 2012, their album “Dead Again” was released end of 2010 and they also played the Thrashfest tour with KREATOR, EXODUS and DEATH ANGEL as well as plenty of summer festivals such as METALFEST and METALCAMP plus FULL OF HATE tour 2012. STEELWING on the other side put out their new effort “Zone of Alienation” and were touring with Grand Magus, Skull Fist and played METALFEST 2012 as well as METALCAMP 2012. STEELWING have so also played support tours with BLIND GUARDIAN, ACCEPT and SABATON.
KRAMPUS are about to release their debut album „Survival of The Fittest“ on August 24, they´ll also play METALCAMP and are confirmed for the HEIDENFEST Tour with Wintersun and Korpiklaani. NEXUS INFERIS unleashed „A Vision of the Final Earth“ in January this year and went out on the Full of Hate tour w/ Behemoth, Cannibal Corpse and Legion of the Damned and also played Metalfest as well as Extremefest 2012.
again the motto is – the winner takes it all – read hereinafter what the winners benefit would be:
1) a record deal with NOISE ART records – with worldwide distribution
2) a worldwide booking contract with one of the leading metal agencies/management companies ROCK THE NATION which is the home of bands such as KREATOR, BEHEMOTH, SABATON, KATAKLYSM, LEGION OF THE DAMNED, ELUVEITIE, FINNTROLL, WINTERSUN and many more…
3) touring Europe in 2013 – Rock The Nation books highly successful festival tours these days, like FULL OF HATE, NECKBREAKERS BALL, HEIDENFEST, PAGANFEST, THRASHFEST or your band will be touring with bands of the Rock The Nation roster (whatever fit’s to your bands style best).
4) guaranteed summer festival appearances in 2013 at METALFEST
5) plus many more festivals and future tours…
6) presentation through Europe’s premiere metal magazines who present the RTN award – they not only present the award, but also introduce the winner – followed by a huge European wide campaign.
and this all is just the beginning…
If this is what your metal band was waiting for, fill in the form and you are maybe just one step away from a dream career. Application is possible from August 20th to September 15th, 2012.
Since there will be hundreds of applications, we need your fans to help. Ask them to vote for you atwww.award.rockthenation.eu – The 100 most voted bands will be the ones which will be checked out by NOISE ART RECORDS and ROCK THE NATION. The Fan voting will start on 16th of September and ends on 30th of September 2012.
Well then, take part and perhaps you are the lucky winner 2012! Good luck!
Wed, 12/09/2012 – Madrid – Spain
Fri, 14/09/2012 – Paris – France
Sat, 15/09/2012 – Amsterdam – Netherlands
Tue, 18/09/2012 – Cologne – Germany
Fri, 21/09/2012 – Manchester – United Kingdom
Wed, 26/09/2012 – London – United Kingdom
Location and Timings of each event will be kept secret and announced to Top spin customers 3 days prior to the show!And that’s not all: fans who’ll help spread the word of the MEET THE MAINE secret events can get a free track by tweeting about it, here.
Since the inception of the band in 2007, The Maine have released 2 albums to date, have toured the world with those, and have just announced a full European tour this September (full list below).
The creation of “Pioneer & the Good Love” was an enlightening experience for the band. They moved into a farm in Gilbert, Arizona last year to write the songs for the album and came out with the 9 songs, which were turned down by the label. Instead of being disheartened by the initial rejection, the band decided to go back to the studio and record an additional 17 songs. 13 of which were released last year under the moniker ‘Pioneer’ in the US independently on the band’s label, Action Theory Records. The band didn’t stop there, in the following months they worked hard at setting up an international independent network – it’s now finally time for all those 19 songs to see the light of the day with the impending release of “Pioneer & the Good Love” in Europe this September.
Pioneer & The Good Love is set for release on September 24 via Rude Records .
NOTE FOR FANS: Already preordered Pioneer & The Good Love? No worries, send an email (and attach your receipt) to email@example.com and you can have the chance to win the secret event as well!
PIONEER & THE GOOD LOVE TRACK LISTING
2. My Heroine
4. Some Days
5. I’m Sorry
6. Don’t Give Up On “Us”
8. When I’m At Home
9. Thinking Of You
11. Like We Did (Windows Down)
12. While Listening To Rock & Roll…
13. Waiting For My Sun To Shine
14. I Want You
15. I’m Leaving
16. You’ll Never Know
18. Hello World
19. Good Love
UK TOUR DATES
20.09 Birmingham, Academy 2
21.09 Manchester, Academy 2
22.09 Leeds, Cockpit
24.09 Glasgow, Garage
25.09 Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
26.09 London, Electric Ballroom
27.09 Norwich, Waterfront
Currently putting the finishing touches to their second full length album, THE DEFILED have released their latest video for “BLOOD SELLS”, exclusively via Jagermeister UK.
Shot at London’s Brixton Academy, the clip features footage from THE DEFILED’s set from the Jagermeister Music Tour, as STITCH D explains:
“When we got the call asking us to play at Brixton Academy as part of the Jagermeister Tour we obviously jumped at the chance. Brixton has such a history and I’ve seen most of my favourite bands there and to get asked to play there on a bill including one of my childhood heroes Therapy? as well as Skindred and Black Spiders was a dream come true.
“Obviously we had to document it so we asked our good friend Aaron Shrimpton and his team to come and shoot it.”
Check it out here: http://www.facebook.com/JagermeisterUK
THE DEFILED tour with DRAGONFORCE next month for the Great Britain leg of their Power Within World Tour. Catch them at the following shows:
25th Dublin Academy
27th Belfast Mandela Hall
28th Glasgow ABC
29th Newcastle Academy
30th Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall
1st Bristol Academy
3rd Nottingham Rock City
4th Norwich UEA
5th Manchester Academy
6th London Shepherds Bush Empire
7th Portsmouth Pyramids
Tickets available at www.kililive.com, 0844 871 8803 & usual outlets
KORN: LIVE AT THE HOLLYWOOD PALLADIUM RELEASED VIA AFM RECORDS ON 10TH SEPTEMBER
SKRILLEX, EXCISION, DATSIK & MORE TEAM UP FOR “THE PATH OF TOTALITY LIVE”
Multi-million selling Grammy Award winning rock pioneers KORN have announced the CD/DVD release “Live At The Hollywood Palladium” – A concert that will write music history:
KORN performs an exclusive live gig featuring songs from their new album“The Path Of Totality”, with special guest performances by some of the leading dubstep and electronic music producers in the world, including Skrillex, Excision, Datsik, Downlink, Kill the Noise, and 12th Planet. This exciting live event also features KORN playing all their classic hits too.
The result is this once in a lifetime concert film, which is something completely new, yet utterly and definitively KORN.
“Live At The Hollywood Palladium” was produced by Rock Fuel’s Barry Summers. It captures KORN’s unique live show on film like never before. The combination of art and science, technology, emotion, and explosive theatrics elevates this live concert to technological rock mastery!
The full tracklisting for the package – which will be released as both a CD+DVD andBlu-Ray+CD formats – is as follows, and features the various DJs and Dubstep collaborators that appear on the original “The Path Of Totality” CD, including several appearances from electronic superstar SKRILLEX.
01. Get Up!
02. Kill Mercy Within
04. Chaos Lives In Everything
05. My Wall
06. Way Too Far
07. Narcisstic Cannibal
08. Here To Stay
09. Freak On A Leash
10. Falling Away From Me
12. Another Brick In The Wall
13. Shoots And Ladders
15. Got The Life
On top of all this, exclusive interviews with each individual band member, plus album and DVD illustrator ROBOTO make this an irresistible package.
KORN: Live At The Hollywood Palladium hits the streets 10th September via AFM/RSK.
PRE ORDER YOUR COPY HERE
( Photo credit: Grant Brittain Photo credit: Colin Mackay )
We’re happy to announce the first of the Vans skate and BMX team riders joining us on November 10th in London for Vans Warped Tour (http://vanswarpedtouruk.com/info/) will be Steve Caballero and Dennis McCoy.
This demo is in addition to the Vans UKSA National Vert Skate Championships taking place at the Warped show. With a prize purse of £15000 up for grabs, the contest will feature the biggest names in the UK vert scene. Expect to see living legends including Sean Goff and Andy Scott alongside current heavy hitters and X-Game medalists Sam Beckett and Sam Bosworth, with the next generation snapping at their heels, including Matty Carlisle, who has already made the 720 his signature trick. Witness a huge array of styles and trick variety from the competitors who range in age from 14 up to 47!
This is sure to be a great show, the competition will take the form of jams held between band performances with each one lasting around 20 minutes. This format emulates the more natural ‘session’ style of skateboarding with each skater pushing the others and encouraging the best performances from everyone involved. Ex-RAD TV presenter and pro skateboarder Marc Churchill will MC alongside veteran kingpin of the UK Vert scene Steve ‘Wingy’ Wilkinson, so be prepared to laugh, cry and be very entertained!
VANS WARPED UK 2012 takes place Saturday November 10th at London’s Alexandra Palace. For more info and tickets check http://vanswarpedtouruk.com/
LINE-UP SO FAR:
BRING ME THE HORIZON
A LOSS FOR WORDS
A SKYLIT DRIVE
THE ACACIA STRAIN
BLOOD ON THE DANCE FLOOR
BOWLING FOR SOUP
FAMILY FORCE 5
LESS THAN JAKE
ME VS HERO
MIDDLE FINGER SALUTE
NEW FOUND GLORY
THE STORY SO FAR
+MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED.
Exactly one week to go until the release of the debut album “Survival Of The Fittest”! We hope you’re getting as excited as the band are themselves. To make the wait a little shorter the band have uploaded a preview snippet of the bonus track “The Season Of Revenge” for you:
Also, as many fans have asked about it, singer Filippo has taken some time to explain the album’s very distinctive cover artwork:
“The Artwork for ‘Survival Of The Fittest’ is a vision of the frustration of men entangled by the modern society and their striving toward what is natural. It is an explosion of constricted needs and insticts against this dying world; it’s the revelation of the Fittest.
“The Fittest” is the one that deserves what he’s achieved, and the standing he holds is not one of brute force but of merit. In this world he’s trapped with the mediocrity of the weak, those who fear to lose the privileges and certitudes they achieved without merit to the detriment of those who were worthy. The fittest envision a return to the nature that doesn’t know envy, corruption and injustice.”
Your next chances to catch Krampus live are:
The new album “Survival Of The Fittest” will be available August 27th through NoiseArt Records.
Brute bunny-bully Brumlebassen blurs boundaries by blasting balkanic brews before bewildered bastards!
With Brumlebassen, TrollfesT release their fifth studio album which was written between late 2010 through to the beginning of 2012. The recording and mixing was done with Marius Strand at Strand studios with additional acoustic recordings done in Trollbanks apartment. Mastering was done with Tom Kvåsvoll at strype audio and the the overall production was handled by TrollfesT. Guest-musicians like Vreth from Finntroll and Mariangela from Tristania also appear on the record.
You can watch a track-by-track video clip where TROLLFEST describe and explain the songs of the new album in their very own and unique troll style here:
TrollfesT – the likeable embodiment of a highly acclaimed, serious party-band; on numerous tours such as Heidenfest and outstanding, very self-contained albums they have proved their skills and took a stand in todays metal scene. They have gained a huge horde of fans around the globe and have killed it on every single festival stage out there! Plenty of it is nonsense, crazy and fun with TrollfesT, but not all. They do take their music very serious and focus on their goal as a band – to let the fans and people – as well as themselves – have the time of their lives and enjoy themselves. On the upcoming Heidenfest tour with Wintersun, Korpiklaani and others they will again show everybody how it´s done and with their new effort “Brumlebassen”, things couldn´t look any brighter in Camp TrollfesT.
The album will be out as limited digi pack, gatefold vinyl and download including “Konterbier” as bonus track. The digi pack also includes an individual and exclusive download code for plenty of cool bonus material with 100 min of filmed stuff incl. the making of Brumlebassen, Heidenfest 2011 tour video, unreleased songs, screensavers and other content. It´ll be released August 27 via NoiseArt Records.
OVER 11,000 IN ATTENDANCE AND OVER 200,000 TUNE IN TO LIVE STREAM OF BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR 2012
ANTHRAX CONFIRMED AS SPECIAL GUEST FOR 2013 FESTIVAL
BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR saw its most successful year so far last weekend as over 11,000 music fans descended on CATTON PARK for four days of ferocious metal mayhem. Capturing the phenomenal main stage performances across the weekend were streaming partner Daily Motion, attracting well over 200,000 visitors across the weekend from the UK.
Festival director Vicky Gregory comments:
“To say we were totally blown away by this year is an understatement! We had the highest attendance in the festivals 12 years with an overall attendance of 11,300 and looking at the feedback from fans they were equally blown away! We had for the first time live streaming via daily motion and had over 208,000 views from the UK alone.
“The feedback we have received from all the bands that played the festival has been superb with many saying it was the best festival they have ever played and to hear that makes all the hard work worth it! Roll on 2013 and a huge thanks to all that attended the festival – its good to know metal is so alive in the UK!!!!”
Wasting no time in moving forward with plans for next year’s festival – which will see an increased capacity – organisers announced the first act to join the 2013 line up in the form of special guests ANTHRAX.
Early-bird tickets for the 2013 event are already on sale at only £100 (plus booking fee) for four days of the best collection of METAL on UK soil. Buy yours now at www.bloodstock.uk.com
BLOODSTOCK 2013 August 8th – 11th CATTON PARK
Line Up So Far:
Italian outfit THE DOOMSAYER – featuring ex Stigma members Stefano ‘Vlad’ Ghersi / Andrea Bailo / Flavio Magnaldi / Stefano Ghigliano – has unveiled a lyric video for the song “Fire.Everywhere.” The track is taken from the band’s forthcoming, yet untitled, debut album recorded at Ridgeway Studio (Bury Tomorrow, The Haarp Machine) earlier this year and was mastered at Lambesis Studios (As I Lay Dying, Zao, Winds Of Plague).
Frontman Stefano ‘Vlad’ Ghersi commented: “This song is the first we wrote after we decided to close the Stigma chapter and create The Doomsayer. It’s one of the heaviest tracks we put on the record and we believe it truly represents the essence of our band, both musically and lyrically!”
Check the video out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRDSh21-138&feature=youtu.be