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· Mark on April 26 2013 05:29:59
Gain has signed a record deal with Supercharger. The Danish rock band released their debut album "Handgrenade Blues" in 2009 and won the Danish Metal Awards for best debut band. The second album "That's How We Roll" was released in 2011 and the song "Are You Satisfied?" became a big hit on Bandit Rock Radio in Sweden. This also resulted in a nomination for best international breakthrough on Bandit Rock Awards.
The band is in the studio at the moment recording their third album due to be released this fall. The first single "Hungover" will be released before the summer.
Supercharger is a popular, very hard-touring live band and they have toured together with D.A.D and Mustasch in Europe in the past.
11.04.2013 Bastard Club, Osnarbrück
12.04.2013 Eisenbahnhalle, Losheim
13.04.2013 Matrix, Bochum
14.04.2013 Vortex, Siegen
15.04.2013 Paunchy Cat, Lichtenfels
16.04.2013 Backstage Club, München
17.04.2013 C-Club, Berlin
18.04.2013 Markthalle, Hamburg
19.04.2013 Alter Gasometer, Zwickau
20.04.2013 Rockfabrik, Nürnberg
21.04.2013 Nachtleben, Frankfurt
22.04.2013 Cafe Atlantic, Freiburg
23.04.2013 Galery, Pratteln
25.04.2013 Underground, Köln
26.04.2013 Kaminwerk, Memmingen
27.04.2013 Steintor-Varite, Halle (Salle)
28.04.2013 Hugenottenhalle, Neu-Isenburg
· Mark on April 26 2013 05:25:48
ALICE COOPER drummer Glen Sobel (whose other credits include Vivian Campbell, Beautiful Creatures, Sixx: A.M., Paul Gilbert and Impellitteri) has announced a drum clinic tour of Australia, running from May 4th through the 10th, covering the cities of Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Hobart and Brisbane. The six-city trek is sponsored by Mapex Drums and will feature Glen playing along to tracks, discussing his technique and approach, talking about the music biz, and conducting meet-and-greets each day.
In other news, Sobel has begun a new monthly lesson column in DRUM! Magazine. Each issue will contain a new lesson along with notation on such topics as linear drumming, double bass, rudiments, and more. His first column is available on news stands now in the April issue.
Sobel is also the featured guest in the latest episode of "Full On Drums." Hosted by drummer/engineer Charlie Waymire (SPEAK NO EVIL, JEFF KOLLMAN BAND), "Full On Drums" is an ongoing HD series on playing, recording and mixing drums filmed at Ultimate Rhythm Studio in Los Angeles, CA. Video can be seen at this location: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCf6Evmz2fo
Glen Sobel online:
· Mark on April 26 2013 05:24:29
BEERS, CHEERS & TEARS AS BOWLING FOR SOUP WAVE GOODBYE
Bitter sweet will sum up the announcement that this autumn’s BOWLING FOR SOUP shows will be their ‘Goodbye’ to the country that, for well over a decade, has been their adopted home. The BOWLING FOR SOUP BIDS FAREWELL TOUR will be their final shows on UK soil, but don’t for a second think you’re getting rid of them that easily!
BFS frontman Jaret Reddick is quick to assure fans that this is not the end. “We’re all excited about the future and what’s next. Honestly, it opens up the whole world for us! If you’re a fan of Bowling For Soup, this really is better news than it seems. You may not be seeing us in person as much, but you’re definitely gonna have more new songs.”
With almost twenty years as a band, the past fifteen constantly on tour, life on the road has begun to hit hard on the Texan Power Pop maestros, who will be celebrating their 20th Anniversary next summer.
“The UK has given this band everything, so I’m being honest about our reasons. We still love being Bowling For Soup but touring really does begin to take its toll on both you and your family after a while.” reveals Reddick. “We want to go out on top! We have seen too many bands on our level run it all into the ground. I can't do that to BFS, to my friends, or to the fans.” he continues truthfully.
Those fans have been the life blood to the band, whose infectious radio friendly hits ‘Girl All The Bad Guys Want’, ‘1985’ and ‘High School Never Ends’ have become the benchmark for rock music video channels. Even in a climate when many bands struggled in an unpredictable music industry, Bowling For Soup effortlessly toured and recorded with success thanks to a loyal fanbase who continue to support them year after year - this tour is all about them.
“We want this final tour to be a celebration of what we’ve achieved in the UK for the past thirteen years. There’s no way I would have believed we’d have been able to do this for so long. This band, and everything we’ve accomplished, is so important to us, that we never wanna look back on it and think we took it too far.”, Jaret admits.
With a brand new, fan funded album set for release in September; this will be just the start of a whole host of Bowling For Soup productivity. Next year the band aim to release a re-recorded Greatest Hits along with an album of covers to celebrate their landmark 20th Anniversary in June 2014.
Unlike previous BFS tours there will only be one opening band, to be announced in late April, so fans can expect the biggest Bowling For Soup live set EVER! Alongside the bands hit filled catalogue they promise a whole host of songs not heard for sometime. If there was ever a Rock Show not to miss, this is the one!
Reddick finds it easy to sum up what the most important thing he’s taken from a career of performing in the UK “It’s the easiest answer and the most truthful thing. I know for a fact that every single person who comes to our show leaves with a smile on their face that lasts two or three weeks. Knowing we’ve created that many memories, for both the fans and for ourselves, is just the best feeling in the world.”
BOWLING FOR SOUP BIDS FAREWELL - TOUR 2013
10 OCT - GUILDHALL - SOUTHAMPTON
11 OCT - UEA - NORWICH
12 OCT - ROCK CITY - NOTTINGHAM
13 OCT - MANCHESTER ACADEMY - MANCHESTER
14 OCT - O2 ACADEMY - LEEDS
15 OCT – O2 ABC - GLASGOW
16 OCT - O2 ACADEMY - NEWCASTLE
17 OCT - O2 ACADEMY - SHEFFIELD
18 OCT - O2 ACADEMY - LIVERPOOL
19 OCT - O2 ACADEMY - BIRMINGHAM
20 OCT - UNIVERSITY - CARDIFF
21 OCT - O2 ACADEMY - BRISTOL
22 OCT - PAVILLIONS - PLYMOUTH
23 OCT - THE FORUM – LONDON
Tickets for the tour go on sale at 9am on Friday 12th April priced £20 regionally and £21.50 in London (subject to booking fee) from www.livenation.co.uk or www.ticketmaster.co.uk
Bowling For Soup will once again be offering VIP tickets for fans to gain early entry to the show, an exclusive acoustic performance, signed merchandise and a photo opportunity with the band.
· Mark on April 26 2013 05:18:16
KOKO, Camden, June 13th
Support from Patent Pending and Blacklist Royals
Tuesday 9th April - Lit announce their long-awaited return to the UK for a special, one-off headline gig in Camden, London. The platinum-selling Orange County rock band will play KOKO on Thursday, June 13th with support from Patent Pending and Blacklist Royals. The band then head to Donington Park to play Download Festival on June 15th.
Lit's new single "The Broken" is released in the UK on May 13th (video link below). Taken from their recently released fifth studio album, the Butch Walker-produced "The View From The Bottom", the song has already been added to the playlists of both Kerrang Radio and Bloodstock Radio and is receiving regular plays on rock shows across the country.
Watch "The Broken" video here: http://youtu.be/PCEg52S5S20
"The View From The Bottom" comes a full eight years after the release of its selftitled predecessor and the band have endured more than their fair share of heartbreak in the intervening years, not least the Popoff brothers tragically losing their stepfather in a motorcycle collision with a drunk driver, an accident which also left their mother with serious injuries. This was followed by the untimely death of drummer and founding member Allen Shellenberger after a long and hard-fought battle with a brain tumour. Initially, it seemed unthinkable for the band to continue but original members Jeremy and A.Jay Popoff and bassist Kevin Baldes tentatively begin to rebuild, writing songs almost as a form of therapy and without the pressure of working towards a fixed release date.
They were helped by the addition of new drummer Nathan Walker, who was the natural choice to step behind the Lit drum-kit. A good friend of the band, he had served as drum tech for Shellenberger and filled-in for him at live shows during the later part of his career so brought with him a sense of continuity. The result is an album that confronts the band-members' grief whilst celebrating Shellenberger's life and heralds a new beginning for a band of brothers and best friends who are moving forward, united by an even stronger bond. It delivers a well-balanced mix of both introspective ballads and a fresh batch of hook-laden, pop-rock anthems that will sit perfectly alongside Lit's mega-hits, including the evergreen, Billboard Awardwinning classic "My Own Worst Enemy", when they bring their live show back to Britain this summer.
"Polished fare awash with slick harmonies, clean guitars, heavy drumbeats, giant hooks and an unadulterated wall of gleaming pop." - Rock Sound
"The wait was most definitely worth it as 'The View From the Bottom' is
certainly among their best work. Welcome back Lit." - uberrock.co.uk
"They've not skipped a beat, picking up where they left off." - Kerrang
After riding through a storm of triumph and tragedy, Lit return energetic, defiant and at the very top of their game. Their live sets at Koko and Download are certain to win over a whole new generation of UK fans that have only seen the band on heavy rotation on rock music channels. For the rest of us, we'll finally get the chance to relive why we all loved Lit so much the first time around.
"The View From The Bottom" is out now on Megaforce Records. "The Broken" is released on May 13th.
LIT LIVE - JUNE 2013
THURSDAY 13 LONDON KOKO
· Mark on April 26 2013 05:15:58
Provogue Records is pleased to announce 'Luther's Blues' ' a brand new tribute album to the great blues artist Luther Allison, recorded by America's veteran blues rock guitarist, Walter Trout. The album will be released in the UK on Monday 10th June on CD, Digital Download and Double Vinyl. The album dovetail's Trout's UK tour dates from 8th May onwards.
· Mark on April 26 2013 05:13:13
Monday 8th April - Live Nation is proud to announce that Britain’s best-loved rockers Status Quo will undertake the 11 date “Bula Quo!” UK Winter tour in 2013. Tickets are on sale from 0900 on Friday 12 April 2013 from www.livenation.co.uk or www.ticketmaster.co.uk. “Bula Quo!” is the title of the band’s forthcoming debut feature film [and soundtrack album]. The film premieres in London on 1 July 2013 and goes on general release on 5 July, whilst the 2CD album is released on 10 June. The tour also features very special guests, the mighty 10CC, on all UK dates – two truly classic bands on one bill.
A Platinum-selling band, 10CC achieved massive success during the 70s with classic hits like ‘Rubber Bullets’, ‘I’m Not In Love’, ‘I’m Mandy, Fly Me’ and ‘Dreadlock Holiday’. The current line-up, helmed by Graham Gouldman and Paul Burgess, are constantly in demand the world over; these UK dates are going to be really special. Status Quo themselves need no introduction: more hit singles than any other band, more hit albums than The Beatles, more appearances on TOTP than any other act; the superlatives keep coming. The “Bula Quo!” set will feature, of course, a slew of massive hits from that amazing catalogue of classics, plus some new tracks from the forthcoming album.
Status Quo Live - December 2013
Fri 6 Liverpool Echo Arena
Sat 7 Birmingham LG Arena
Sun 8 Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
Tues 10 Plymouth Pavilions
Weds 11 Bournemouth BIC
Fri 13 Brighton Centre
Sat 14 Nottingham Arena
Sun 15 London, O2 Arena
Tues 17 Leeds Arena
Weds 18 Glasgow Hydro
Thurs 19 Newcastle Arena
Tickets are priced at £38.50 adv (plus booking fees)
With two great bands offering a night of classic hits and more, the “Bula Quo!” tour is unmissable. See also www.statusquo.co.uk [the site for ticket pre-sales, album purchases and more information].
· Mark on April 26 2013 05:11:15
Monday 8th April - As global anticipation for their new album ‘13’ continues to grow, Black Sabbath today announces a December UK arena tour. Tickets will go on general sale at 9am on Friday April 12th via www.livenation.co.uk/artist/black-sabbath-tickets and www.ticketmaster.co.uk.
Black Sabbath will kick off the tour at London’s O2 Arena on December 10th, before taking in Belfast, Sheffield, Glasgow and Manchester followed by a return to where it all began with what is set to be an emotional homecoming show at Birmingham’s LG Arena on December 20th.
The band have also announced a series of live dates in Europe at the end of November.
Featuring the original line-up of Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler and produced by the multi-Grammy winning Rick Rubin, ‘13‘ is the band’s first studio album since 1978’s ‘Never Say Die’. The band were joined at the recording sessions by drummer Brad Wilk (Rage Against The Machine). The album will be released on Vertigo on June 10th.
· Mark on April 26 2013 05:09:57
SAINT VITUS are the godfathers of American Doom Metal. A statement weighing as heavy as this band sounds. Nonetheless, this is simply the truth.
· Mark on April 26 2013 05:07:49
with special guests CATTLE DECAPITATION, KING PARROT and AVERSIONS CROWN
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Hot on the heels of their nomination in the Best New Band category at the 2013 Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards, Western Sydney’s THY ART IS MURDER are proud to bring the hate home for their much anticipated headline tour in support of 2012's boundary smashing full length, Hate.
Since the October release of Hate through Halfcut and its top 40 ARIA chart debut, THY ART IS MURDER have gone from strength to strength; signing to worldwide metal juggernaut Nuclear Blast to spread Hate worldwide and completing headline runs of Europe, the UK and New Zealand. This June, THY ART IS MURDER will be joined by San Diego’s CATTLE DECAPITATION and Aussies KING PARROT and AVERSIONS CROWN for nine dates across the country.
CATTLE DECAPITATION have earned a reputation for being one of the most controversial extreme metal acts of recent years, and this is a reputation the San Diegan’s live up to. Their boundary-pushing music is designed to turn heads and snap necks, and nowhere is this more evident than on their seventh album Monolith Of Inhumanity or in the bizarre and twisted video for their track ‘Forced Gender Reassignment’ (which you can see here). Now, fans can see CATTLE DECAPITATION when they hit Australia for the first time.
KING PARROT is the name on the tip of everyone’s tongue in the Australian metal scene with their debut album Bite Your Head Off kicking some serious arse. The record captures the raw intensity of their live show; defying genres with a cross-section assault on thrash, grind, punk and hardcore. This tour will be the opportunity to see KING PARROT in their natural environment – delivering a brutal yet entertaining live set.
Brisbane six-piece AVERSIONS CROWN have solidified their position as one of Australia’s most reputable up-and-coming heavy bands. Following the release of their debut Servitude in 2011, the band have worked tirelessly, building a solid fan base nationally, culminating in the release of a full-length slated for later in 2013.