Uber Rock doesn't do things like anyone else - you should know this by now. Never missing a chance to kick convention upside the head we present to you the all-new, and bloody great, Uber Rock Is Killing Music shirt!
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EVILE will be supporting SUICIDAL TENDENCIES at the Electric Ballroom in the UK's capital on Sunday, 7th July.
EVILE bassist JOEL GRAHAM comments:
"A show with Suicidal Tendencies? Yes please! Really looking forward to this one. We have played a couple of festivals with ST, and watched on as they tear stages apart. Such a great, influential and groundbreaking band. We jumped at the chance to play with them at this only UK show."
Swedish outfit THE SOUNDS have released a lyric video for 'Shake Shake Shake', the first single from the band's forthcoming (as yet untitled) new album.
Watch the video below.
The band spoke about the recording of their new album in March:
"Well, we are excited to say that the time has finally come to officially announce that we are locked up in a studio in Sweden putting the final touches on our 5th studio album! There will be some new music for you in the spring and we're going to be touring starting this summer.
We are making this album with the incredibly talented producer Alex Newport, and this album is a great reflection of our last 10 years of touring, playing live and making music together!
Keep checking back on Facebook and Twitter as we will be uploading photos, putting up tour dates and sharing fun stuff from the studio over the next month...can't wait for you all to hear this!
When he's not touring the world as guitarist for thrash metal legends testament, Alex Skolnick can be found leading his very own jazz outfit, The Alex Skolnick Trio.
As well as featuring the dextrous guitar skills of Skolnick, the band also includes Matt Zebroski on drums, and Nathan Peck on bass.
The Trio is well known for its inventive jazz take on hard rock and heavy metal 'standards' (their repertoire includes metal cornerstones such as Iron Maiden's 'The Trooper', Back Sabbath's 'War Pigs' and Metallica's 'Fade To Black' to name a few) but as the trio has developed they have added more and more of their own compositions to their ever evolving set.
Comments Alex: "I'm very excited to be making a trip to the UK and Europe this coming September (dates on the poster above) with my improvisational group, Alex Skolnick Trio. Our last album, 'Veritas', received some of the best reviews of our careers. Despite that, it has been difficult to tour as much as we'd like, partially due to scheduling reasons (as some of you know, I've been busy touring with this group called Testament), economic challenges within the music industry, an occasional lack of acceptance by promoters that a guitarist best known for metal can wear a very different musical hat and the sudden departure of our management following Veritas's release.
Thankfully, we have new management in place and are working more on taking advantage of the scheduling gaps to do more AST tours, as well as working on new music. We eagerly look forward to bringing the experience of AST live to our friends in the UK and Europe this September."
VISTA CHINO, the band formed by John Garcia and Brant Bjork (formerly of Kyuss), have inked a deal with NAPALM RECORDS.
An album is set for an early fall release. More details, including album title, artwork and tracklisting will be revealed in the coming weeks.
Vocalist John Garcia said the following:
"Kyuss Lives is now VISTA CHINO!...it feels great just to write that....and to say it out loud, feels even better. Now that our relationship with NAPALM RECORDS is official, it's time to forget about the past year, move forward, and execute our original plan, which was to make kick ass music and tour the world!" Drummer Brant Bjork added: "We look forward to working with Napalm Records and we anticipate great support in rolling out the VISTA CHINO rock."
Thomas Caser, Head Of A&R at Napalm Records commented on the signing: "It's with great pride we announce the signing of VISTA CHINO. After all the band has been through they are ready to rock! We at Napalm Records are thrilled to work with such talented artists and look forward to a long-lasting cooperation!"
Today Napalm Records and VISTA CHINO are excited to debut the first song from VISTA CHINO's highly anticipated first full length album. The song entitled 'Dargona, Dragona' is available as an exclusive stream on the VISTA CHINO Facebook Page. When visiting the facebook page, clicking the 'like' button will enable the audio.
Rising from the desert sands that birthed Kyuss Lives, VISTA CHINO's sound is instantly familiar. With the trademark soulful vocals of John Garcia, the songwriting and production of Brant Bjork (drums) and the fuzz-laden riffage of imported guitarist Bruno Fevery, VISTA CHINO's debut is one of the year's most anticipated heavy rock albums. A new band born of a storied past, right now it's about these players playing these songs. VISTA CHINO's first North American performance will take place at this year's Orion Festival in Detroit, MI curated by Metallica. VISTA CHINO will play on Sunday June 9th on the Frantic Stage. A full North American tour will be announced shortly.
A trailer for the 'SPRINGSTEEN & I', the new Bruce Springsteen documentary, has been released - watch it below.
Due in US theaters on July 22nd and directed by music video director Baillie Walsh, the film was created for the fans, by the fans, and includes some of Bruce's most loved songs and previously unseen performances alongside the remarkable stories of those who lived by his music.
"This beautifully crafted film provides a unique insight into the powerful bond between a recording artist and those who connect so profoundly with his music," said executive producer Ridley Scott.
To celebrate the film's release, fans around the world have the opportunity to star in the official 'Springsteen & I' movie poster. Details about the film and how to enter the poster contest are at www.springsteenandi.com
CONVERGE yesterday released the digital-only EP, 'Pound For Pound: The Wolverine Blues Sessions', featuring a different vocalist on each track.
The 'Pound For Pound: The Wolverine Blues Sessions' Digital EP features the band's rendition of 'Wolverine Blues', originally written and performed by Entombed, presented as five different tracks.
Each vocalist recorded a full version of the song which the band used to compile into the final version included on the Converge and Napalm Death Split 7" EP. This Digital EP features the complete mixes of each guest vocalist who contributed to the final track, presented as five unique versions of the song:
1. Wolverine Blues w/ Aaron Turner (Isis, Old Man Gloom, etc) 2. Wolverine Blues w/ Jacob Bannon (Converge, Wear Your Wounds) 3. Wolverine Blues w/ Kevin Baker (APMD, The Hope Conspiracy, etc) 4. Wolverine Blues w/ Nate Newton (Converge, Doomriders, Old Man Gloom, etc) 5. Wolverine Blues w / Tompa (Disfear, At The Gates, etc) and Kurt (Converge, etc)
Disinterred British extreme metal legends CARCASS have signed to Nuclear Blast Records for the world excluding Japan! 'Surgical Steel', the band's first studio release since their 1996 LP 'Swansong', was produced by Colin Richardson (NAPALM DEATH, BOLT THROWER, GOREFEST, CANNIBALCORPSE, SINISTER, RODRIGO Y GABRIELA) and mixed/mastered by Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, ACCEPT, EXODUS, TESTAMENT). Joining guitarist Bill Steer and bassist/vocalist Jeff Walker in the band's current incarnation are new drummer Dan Wilding (ABORTED, TRIGGER THE BLOODSHED) and guitarist Ben Ash (PIG IRON, DESOLATION, LIQUEFIED SKELETON). Expect some guest vocals from original sticksman Ken Owen as well, when 'Surgical Steel' is released world-wide this Autumn.
CARCASS has released the following statement regarding their new found partners in medical deviancy: "We are pleased to announce that we have found the perfect home for 'Surgical Steel', the first CARCASS album for, what, eighteen years?! We've inked a deal with Nuclear Blast for our new baby.
We have to thank Markus Staiger for his enthusiasm and belief in what he heard, but mostly his ability to take advantage of Jeff with a bad hangover when he visited the office in Stuttgart to let him be the first to hear the rough mixes. Nuclear Blast has managed to secure this release despite interest from all the main players in what remains of the metal 'music industry'.
We're also looking forward to working with our pals in the US Office, who have done favors for us behind the scenes over the last few years. On a personal note, Jeff looks forward to his and label manager GerardoMartinez' friendship to come crashing down in flames and tears in a few months.
As long as we don't mention 'The War' we think we're going to do just fine with our new Teutonic home!"
Commented Nuclear Blast owner and founder Markus Staiger: "One of my all-time favorite UK Metal Bands signed recently to Nuclear Blast - it feels like a dream come true. When Jeff Walker let me listen to the new record I knew immediately that CARCASS made one of their best albums ever! It is a perfect mixture of 'Heartwork' and 'Necroticism' with a massive production to boot. The album is without a doubt just as perfect and lethal as surgical steel itself, and exactly what both old and new fans have waited for eagerly all of these years!
I am very proud to say, CARCASS - welcome to the Nuclear family. It is an honor to work with this legendary metal band."
Adds North American label manager Gerardo Martinez: "First of all, apologies to the many that were wondering where that signing statement was the other day. Well, we didn't anticipate the prenuptial agreement to take this long but here we are, and about to release to the world what many people said would never happen: a new CARCASS record! All joking aside, this is a dream come true. All I can say is that even the biggest critic, Señor Walker himself included, will find this to be one of the best CARCASS albums. It already sounds like a classic and I can't wait for people to hear it. ‘Time to die, die in pain’!!!"
CARCASS has released several classic albums over the years, including Decibel Magazine “Hall of Fame” inductees 'Heartwork' and 'Necroticism – Descanting the Insalubrious', and their influence has changed the face of extreme metal with every consecutive release. Whether it was inventing gore-grind (i.e. Reek of Putrefaction, Symphonies of Sickness) or creating the template for melodic death metal (i.e. Heartwork), CARCASS has always made records by which bars were set and rules were broken. Upon the band's dismantling in 1996, fans mourned the loss of the seminal act and longed that the group would return again one day. In 2007, the metal world got its wish as CARCASS reformed to play several sold-out reunion shows around the globe. Once again re-motivated to administer a shot of cynicism and infectious riffs into the arm of a sickly metal scene, founding members Bill Steer and Jeff Walker began writing what would become the latest output of their highly influential career, 'Surgical Steel'. Only the choicest of cuts were made, and blood, sweat and tears were shed to bring us a record worthy of the CARCASS legacy. In short, 'Surgical Steel' is just what the doctor ordered.
CARCASS festival appearances for 2013:
Maryland Deathfest (USA) Metaltown (Sweden) Brutal Assault (Czech) Party San (Germany) Damnation (UK)
Bazillion Points Books is proud to announce the upcoming release of HEAVY METAL MOVIES, by Mike "McBeardo" McPadden. Lavishly illustrated, and featuring more than two-times-666 of the most metallic movie moments of all time, HEAVY METAL MOVIES is the ultimate guidebook to the complete molten musical cinema experience.
The unadulterated journey through searing celluloid spans concert movies and trippy midnight flicks from the dawn of heaviosity, inspirational depictions of ancient times and future apocalypses, and today's raw hand-held digital video productions. Heavy Metal Movies rounds up, reviews, and canonizes all known incidents of heavy metal in motion pictures, including performance films, feature documentaries, occult rock 'n' roll horror, primal headbanger characters, soundtrack standouts, namesake inspirations, lyrical references, aesthetic archetypes, and much more. As brash, irreverent, and visceral as both the music and the movies themselves, Heavy Metal Movies is the ultimate guidebook to the complete molten musical cinema experience.
Exploding with over 666 (two times over) of the most intense movies of all-time, featuring:
Headbanger classics: This Is Spinal Tap, Heavy Metal Parking Lot, Trick or Treat, Black Roses, Black Sabbath, The Decline and Fall of Western Civilization 2: The Metal Years, Rock 'N Roll Nightmare, The Dungeonmaster, River's Edge, Gummo, Lord of the Rings, Over the Edge, RoboCop, Saw, Savage Streets, The Toxic Avenger, Hard Rock Zombies, The Phantom of Paradise, Airheads, Evilspeak, Evil Dead, The Devil's Rejects, Monster Dog, The Wicker Man...
Disturbing documentaries: Metal: A Headbanger's Journey, Some Kind of Monster, Paradise Lost, Faces of Death...
Bulging barbarians: Conan the Destroyer, Clash of the Titans, The Sword and The Sorcerer...
Satanic shockers: The Exorcist, Rosemary's Baby, The Devils, House of 1000 Corpses...
Splattery slashers: Maniac, Halloween, My Bloody Valentine, Sleepaway Camp...
Post-nuke dystopias: Mad Max, Blade Runner, The Road Warrior, Megaforce, Zardoz, Land of Doom, Death Race 2000, Planet of the Apes...
Carnivorous chunk-blowers: Cannibal Holocaust, Cannibal Ferox, Bloodsucking Freaks...
Undead gut-munchers: Zombie, Dawn of the Dead, Burial Ground, Dead/Alive...
Midnight mind-benders: Eraserhead, The Holy Mountain, Caligula, The Warriors, Repo: The Genetic Opera...
Concert films and cameo performances: Ozzy Osbourne, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, White Zombie, Alice Cooper, Helmet, Cannibal Corpse, Kiss, Powermad...
Plus witches, werewolves, bikers, aliens, lesbian vampires, and vengeful vikings galore, over 1300 sin-ematic sensations in all.
Brooklyn-born Mike "McBeardo" McPadden is the head writer of the online phenomenon Mr. Skin. In addition to years of freelance journalism (Esquire, Black Book, New York Press), and more than a decade as a Hustler editor and correspondent, Mr. McPadden has also done time as a B-movie screenwriter.
Bazillion Points is "North America's smallest but heaviest book publisher," home to acclaimed and authoritative heavy reading matter including WE GOT POWER!, SWEDISH DEATH METAL, METALION: The Slayer Mag Diaries, HELLBENT FOR COOKING, MURDER IN THE FRONT ROW, DIRTY DEEDS, TOUCH AND GO, and many more.
Fresh off the success of their sold out The Sebright Arms Sessions, THE JIM JONES REVUE have announced a full UK tour this October. All four shows sold out in under 24 hours and featured special guests including Nick Lowe, Glen Matlock and Emma Richardson (Band of Skulls) just to name a few. Here is a clip of Glen Matlock joining the band for a raucous rendition of a Sex Pistols classic at The Sebright:
The Jim Jones Revue have built a formidable reputation as a live band selling out The Electric Ballroom and a host of other venues on their last UK tour. This summer will witness the band take the stage at Reading and Leeds festivals and headline the hotly tipped Red Rooster festival in September.
'7 Times Around The Sun' is the third single to be released from The Jim Jones Revue's critically acclaimed album 'The Savage Heart', produced by Jim Sclavunos (Nick Cave & The Band Seeds). '7 Times Around The Sun' is a great example of The Savage Heart’s musical diversity-No guitars (A JJR first!) just piano, drums and a call and response gospel type vocal between Jim Jones and The 'Revue. Lyrically Jim delves into the past and deals with the subject of overcoming drug addiction touching on a part of a personal journey that ultimately led to the forming of The Jim Jones Revue with Rupert Orton.
The Jim Jones Revue October 2013 UK Tour:
Wed 9 Manchester, Ruby Lounge Thu 10 Edinburgh, The Caves Fri Birmingham, The Institute Sat 12 Newcastle, Hoults Yard Sun 13 Liverpool, East Village Arts Club Mon 14 Leeds, Cockpit Tues 15 Nottingham, Rescue Rooms Wed 16 Glasgow, King Tuts Fri 18 Newbury, Arlington Arts Centre Sat 19 Bristol, Thekla Sun 20 Brighton, The Haunt Mon 21 Cardiff, The Globe Tues 22 Plymouth, White Rabbit Wed 23 London, Brixton Electric
DECEMBER 01 - STOCKHOLM Stora Arenan 03 - OSLO Sentrum Scene 05 - HAMBURG World 07 - ANTWERP Sportpalais 08 - AMSTERDAM Ziggo Dome 10 - PARIS Bercy 12 - BIRMINGHAM Academy 13 - GLASGOW Academy 14 - MANCHESTER Apollo 16 - LONDON Brixton Academy
Century Media Records is proud to announce the signing of the legendary Seattle metal band SANCTUARY.
In 2010, four of the founding members, Warrel Dane, Jim Sheppard, Lenny Rutledge and Dave Budbill, came together to for a few select reunion performances. At first, it was just going to be a handful of shows, but the response and chemistry on stage was so overwhelming, the guys changed their minds. Now, some 20 years after they left off, Sanctuary will continue with their unique mix of US power metal, hard rock and progressive elements and begin work on a new LP. To complete the line-up, Brad Hull (Forced Entry) will be filling in for former guitar player Sean Blosi. A late 2013 release is planned.
Comments the band:
Warrel Dane: “Having been with Century Media since 1995 with Nevermore it was a very comfortable decision for Sanctuary to sign with them. Century Media has a great team that always delivers for all of their bands. I’ve known most of them on a first name basis for many years and I look forward to this new chapter in history.”
Lenny Rutledge: “I can speak for every member of Sanctuary when I say we are all excited to join the Century Media family. We now have the opportunity to work with the best metal record label on the planet. We are looking forward to creating great music with an awesome team behind us.”
Sanctuary released the classic albums 'Refuge Denied' and 'Into The Mirror Black' during their short existence between 1985 and 1992. Following the band’s dissolve, singer Warrel Dane and bassist Jim Sheppard formed NEVERMORE.
Warrel Dane – Vocals Lenny Rutledge – Guitars Jim Sheppard – Bass Dave Budbill – Drums Brad Hull - Guitars
After recently coming off tour with Moonspell, INSOMNIUM have just been confirmed as direct support for the upcoming Children Of Bodom tour in Europe.
The band is psyched about joining the metal legends on tour: “We're very proud to announce the final One For Sorrow tour launching this fall. We have been confirmed main support act for the mighty Children Of Bodom on their Halo Of Blood Over Europe tour. This part of the tour will be Finnish only as second support is our friends in Medeia. See you on the roaaaad!”
INSOMNIUM supporting Children Of Bodom:
CHILDREN OF BODOM INSOMNIUM (main support act) MEDEIA (opening act)
25.09.2013 (S) STOCKHOLM, Tyrol 26.09.2013 (S) GOTHENBURG, Brewhouse 27.09.2013 (N) OSLO, Rockefeller 28.09.2013 (DK) COPENHAGEN, Amager Bio 29.09.201 (D) HAMBURG, Markthalle 01.10.2013 (D) COLOGNE, Live Music Hall 02.10.2013 (D) BERLIN, Postbahnhof 03.10.2013 (D) OSNABRÜCK, Halle Gartlage 04.10.2013 (B) ANTWERP, Trix 05.10.2013 (D) LEIPZIG, Werk 2
07.10.2013 (GB) BOURNEMOUTH, O2 Academy 08.10.2013 (GB) BRISTOL, O2 Academy 10.10.2013 (IRL) DUBLIN, Vicar Street 12.10.2013 (GB) SHEFFIELD, O2 Academy 13.10.2013 (GB) NEWCASTLE, O2 Academy 14.10.2013 (GB) MANCHESTER, Academy 15.10.2013 (GB) LONDON, Shepherd's Bush Empire 17.10.2013 (D) SAARBRÜCKEN, Garage 18.10.2013 (D) STRAUBING, Metal Invasion 19.10.2013 (D) ALSFELD, Stadthalle 20.10.2013 (NL) TILBURG, O13 21.10.2013 (D) STUTTGART, LKA Longhorn
INSOMNIUM are touring their latest album 'One For Sorrow' that was released last year to critical acclaim via Century Media Records.