Tuesday, 12 December 2017

SAVAGE MESSIAH post video for "Eat Your Heart Out" + UK headline tour


British heavy metal act, SAVAGE MESSIAH, just released a new video for their song “Eat Your Heart Out”, taken from the recently released album “Hands Of Fate”!

Frontman David Silver comments, 
“When we were asked if we wanted to produce a ‘live’ video as our next project, we in the band jumped at the idea. I’ve always felt that the best way to communicate with people is for them to get an idea of what we’re about in a live setting. This video however goes a little deeper than that, as the camera crew decided to follow us around for almost the entire day, and so what you have is a really cool snapshot into a day in the life on tour! I’m really pleased with the outcome, and 'Eat Your Heart Out’ is the perfect song for this type of video as the song talks about what life is like if you’re in a band in 2017, the ups, the downs, the highs and the lows! It’s a call to arms! We hope you will enjoy watching it, as much we enjoyed making it!"

You can watch the video here:

SAVAGE MESSIAH have also announced another run of UK headline shows in April 2018! See further below for the exact dates.

The band comments on the tour, “We’re really excited to announce these UK shows touring in support of our new album ‘Hands of Fate’. We’ve done a lot of support work over the last few years with a really wide range of great bands from Amon Amarth, Trivium, Testament, Armoured Saint, Cradle of Filth and more, so now we’re really looking forward to getting out and playing a full SAVAGE MESSIAH headline set! Make sure you get your tickets early, so you don’t miss this! As we promise this is going to be one hell of a show! See you at the front!”

13.04.2018 Nottingham (UK) – Rock City Basement
14.04.2018 Manchester (UK) – Academy 3
15.04.2018 Glasgow (UK) – Cathouse
17.04.2018 Newcastle (UK) – O2 Academy 2
18.04.2018 Birmingham (UK) – O2 Academy 3
19.04.2018 London (UK) – Underworld

SAVAGE MESSIAH is
David Silver - lead guitar, vocals
Sam S Junior - lead guitar, backing vocals
Mira Slama - bass guitar
Andrea Gorio - drums

SAVAGE MESSIAH online

ANTHRAX live DVD ‘Kings Among Scotland’ announced for April 2018!


Multi-Grammy nominated thrash icons ANTHRAX will see ‘Kings Among Scotland’ the band’s long-awaited live-in-concert DVD, arrive in stores and online on April 27th 2018. Captured last February 15th at the band's sold-out concert at Glasgow's historic venue the Barrowland Ballroom, the two-hour ‘Kings Among Scotland’ incorporates the band’s entire live show along with interviews, behind-the-scenes footage and other B-roll shot on the band's tour bus, backstage, in hotels and elsewhere. The DVD will also include a "gear rundown" from each of the band members. 

‘Kings Among Scotland’ can be pre-ordered starting today; log on to www.anthrax.com for all purchasing information.

"Playing for our friends at the Barrowlands has always been very special," said ANTHRAX's Frank Bello. "We all know we're going to get together and have an insanely great time, and we think that incredible interaction and energy really comes through on this video."

With packaging art created by Steve Thompson (SLAYER, MOTÖRHEAD, IRON MAIDEN), the DVD's concert is presented in two parts. For part one, ANTHRAX performed the "favourites" that had been voted on, pre-show, by the band's fans which includes gems like 'Madhouse,' 'Be All, End All,' 'Breathing Lightning,' and 'A.I.R.' The band augmented the stage production for part two, with ramps and staircases and other production values while they tore into their classic 1987 album ‘Among The Living’, performing 'Caught In A Mosh,' 'I Am The Law,' 'Indians,' 'Eflinikufesin (N.F.L.),' and more.

"It was a pretty intense show," added guitarist Scott Ian, "especially when the crowd was so insane, the floor actually started moving up and down."

"It was a challenge for all of us to play ‘Among The Living’ live," admits Charlie Benante. "We've played a number of that album's songs in our shows over the years, but not all of them, and playing a song in a recording studio is not the same as playing it live on stage. So we put in a lot of time to get all of the tracks down perfectly. And I'll tell you, after we finished that set, as arduous as it was, we all felt a sense of exhilaration, like we could go out and do it again."

‘Kings Among Scotland’ was produced, directed, filmed and edited for Film24Productions by Paul M. Green (OPETH, THE DAMNED, THE LEVELLERS), with the sound mixed byANTHRAX studio producer Jay Ruston. For the filming, Green utilised 17 cameras, including a crane and several mobile and stationery Go-Pros.

ANTHRAX's North American co-headline tour with KILLSWITCH ENGAGE – ‘The KillThrax Tour II’ is set to kick off January 25th in Montreal. All dates are below.

‘The KillThrax Tour II’
w/ KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, HAVOK
25.01. CDN Montreal, QC - M Telus
26.01. CDN London, ON - Music Hall
27.01. USA Stroudsburg, PA - Sherman Theater
28.01. USA Richmond, VA - The National
30.01. USA Tampa, FL - Jannus Live
31.01. USA Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore
02.02. USA Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom Club Stage
03.02. USA Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
05.02. USA Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works
06.02. USA Birmingham, AL - Iron City
08.02. USA Corpus Christi, TX - The Pavilion at Concrete Street
09.02. USA Lubbock, TX - Lonestar Pavilion
10.02. USA Oklahoma City, OK - The Criterion
11.02. USA Albuquerque, NM - El Rey Theater
13.02. USA San Diego, CA - House of Blues
14.02. USA Anaheim, CA - House of Blues
16.02. USA Boise, ID - Revolution Concert House
17.02. USA Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory Concert House
19.02. CDN Edmonton, AB - The Ranch
20.02. CDN Grande Prairie, AB - Bowes Event Center at Revolution Place
21.02. CDN Calgary, AB - MacEwan Hall
23.02. CDN Winnipeg, MB - Burton Cummings Theatre
24.02. USA Minneapolis, MN - Skyway Theatre
25.02. USA Sioux City, IA - Anthem at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
27.02. USA Joliet, IL - The Forge
01.03. USA Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live
02.03. USA Rochester, NY - Dome Arena
03.03. USA Worcester, MA - The Palladium
04.03. USA Portland, ME - State Theatre

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Friday, 8 December 2017

GHOST RELEASE LIVE DOUBLE ALBUM CEREMONY AND DEVOTION! Watch video for `Absolution`



Grammy® Award-winning band Ghost today released a live double-album entitled Ceremony And Devotion. The album was recorded during the band’s critically exalted Popestar tour during the summer of 2017 and documents Ghost’s unforgettable live show in pursuit of becoming the world’s next great arena band. Ceremony And Devotion is available to stream and download now via iTunes,Spotify, Amazon, and Google Play

Watch a new music video for live album track “Absolution” HERE.

Ceremony And Devotion was produced and mixed by Tom Dalgety and features fan favourites spanning the band’s entire catalogue from Opus Eponymous (2010) to Infestissumam (2013) to Meliora (2015) to the Popestar EP (2016). The album will be available physically on double CD and double LP on January 19, 2018. Exclusive, limited edition “translucent tigers eye” coloured vinyl and bundles including a lenticular poster, limited edition 8-track, and t-Shirt, will be available exclusively in the Ghost Shop HERE.

Ghost’s most recent studio album, Meliora, and its accompanying EP Popestar, elevated the Swedish rock band into the pantheon of the greatest rock bands on earth and resulted in a Grammy® Award for ‘Best Metal Performance’. Meliora debuted at No. 1 at Independent Retail, No. 2 at Rock, and in the Top 10 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album Chart, selling over a quarter million copies globally. Popestar debuted at the No. 1 position on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums and Hard Rock Albums chart and produced an Active Rock chart topper with “Square Hammer”.

Along the way Ghost have racked up both widespread critical acclaim and adoration from a legion of fans across the globe in a genre stagnated by Nü metal for nearly two decades. 

Tracklisting
01 - Square Hammer
02 - From The Pinnacle to the Pit
03 - Con Clavi con Dio
04 - Per Aspera Ad Inferi
05 - Body and Blood
06 - Devil Church
07 - Cirice
08 - Ghuleh
09 - Year Zero
10 - Spöksonat
11 - He Is
12 - Mummy Dust
13 - Absolution
14 - Ritual
15 - Monstrance Clock

SOULFLY to enter the studio in January


Metal icons Soulfly have announced that they will be entering the studio in January to record the follow-up to 2015's ‘Archangel’, which will most likely be released in summer 2018 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

The as of yet untitled album will be recorded with Josh Wilbur who also worked with Max Cavalera's other band Killer Be Killed, as well as heavy-hitters Lamb Of God and Gojira.

Stay tuned for more information in due course…
Max and his brother Iggor Cavalera are currently touring Europe playing the iconic Sepultura album ‘Roots’ in its entirety.

MTV HEADBANGERS BALL
MAX & IGGOR CAVALERA return to ROOTS
OVERKILL
INSOMNIUM
DESERTED FEAR
08.12. GER Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle (Ruhrpott Metal Meeting)
09.12. GER Giessen, Hessenhallen
10.12. BEL Antwerp, Trix
11.12. GER Saarbrücken, Garage

‘Archangel’ was released on August 14th 2015 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

The album was produced and mixed by Matt Hyde (Slayer, Behemoth, Children Of Bodom), and features the stunning cover artwork of artist Eliran Kantor (Testament, Hatebreed, Iced Earth, Sodom).

Inglorious Main Support To Steel Panther Tour And New Dates


Following a sold out UK and Eire tour in October 2017 – culminating in a sold out night at London’s Electric Ballroom on the 20th October, Inglorious are pleased to announce they are returning to the road with Steel Panther in 2018 – having supported the band across Europe in 2016. Inglorious will be main support at the following UK dates:

Sat 20th Jan Glasgow – O2 Academy - sold out
Mon 22nd Jan London, Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Tue 23rd Jan Nottingham, Rock City
Wed 24th Jan Manchester, O2 Apollo
Fri 26th Jan London, Eventim Apollo Hammersmith
Sat 27th Jan Bristol, O2 Academy

Tickets are on sale now from all usual outlets and priced £35 + booking fee. London price is 
£40.50 + booking fee.

The band recorded a video message here

Fresh from entering the UK Rock Charts at No 1 and UK Album Chart at 22 (“Inglorious II” released 12th May 2017), the band completed an extraordinary 2017 with a SOLD OUT headline show at London's Electric Ballroom.

Produced by the band and mixed by the legendary Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith), “Inglorious II” further enhances the standing of this remarkable band. From the body blow riffs of “Read All About It,” to the beautiful melodies of upcoming first single “I Don’t Need Your Loving”, from the groove of “High Class Woman” to the classic feeling ballad “Making Me Pay”, this is an album that shows the bands influences stem from iconic rock and roll shrine of rock albums from the 1970s – many years before the band members were born – merged with a truly contemporary feel. Driving riffs and instant melodies all overlaid with the unique and powerful vocals of Nathan James. Inglorious are one of the most exciting and vital UK rock acts to emerge in years.

The album is available as a standard CD and also as a Deluxe CD/DVD edition. The DVD will feature a previously unavailable live performance from Download Festival 2016 plus extra bonus content, including videos for forthcoming singles “I Don’t Need Your Loving” and “Taking The Blame”. A vinyl release is also available through Frontiers Music Srl partners Soulfood.


RHAPSODY announce BEAST IN BLACK as main support on their ‘20th Anniversary Farewell EUROPE Tour’!


Italian symphonic metal legends RHAPSODY are currently touring the globe with their ‘20th Anniversary Farewell Tour’. In February/March they'll finally enter European club stages, which will include a show at London’s Islington Academy! Today, the band can reveal two support bands for this upcoming journey: opening will be Romanian metal outfit SCARLET AURA. Direct support will come from no less than up and coming heavy metallers and label mates BEAST IN BLACK, presenting their recently released debut album ‘Berserker’. This package is definitely not to be missed!

BEAST IN BLACK comment: 
“We can’t tell how honoured we are for getting the chance to participate in RHAPSODY’s ‘20th Anniversary Farewell Tour’! They are the pioneers of symphonic power metal and influenced a whole generation. It’s going to be a great adventure for us supporting them!”

RHAPSODY
‘20th Anniversary Farewell Tour’ - Europe
17.02. Bologna - Zona Roveri (IT)
18.02. Treviso - New Age (IT)
19.02. Rome – Orion (IT)
20.02. Milan – Alcatraz (IT)
21.02. Freiburg – Crash (DE)
23.02. Eindhoven – Effenaar (NL)
24.02. Antwerp – Trix (BE)
28.02. Leeuwarden – Neushoorn (NL)
01.03. Bochum – Zeche (DE)
02.03. Hamburg – Grünspan (DE)
04.03. Stockholm – Fryshuset (SE)
06.03. Warsaw – Proxima (PL)
08.03. Budapest - Barba Negra Club (HU)
09.03. Zlín - Masters of Rock Café (CZ)
10.03. Zvolen - Rates Sports Hall (SK)
11.03. Regensburg-Obertraubling - Eventhall Airport (DE)
13.03. Munich – Backstage (DE)
14.03 Mannheim – MS Connexion Complex (DE)
15.03. Pratteln - Z7 (CH)
16.03. Paris – Trabendo (FR)
17.03. Toulouse – Metronum (FR)
18.03. Barcelona - Razzmatazz 2 (ES)
20.03. Madrid - La Riviera (ES)

Tickets are available to purchase now from: www.rhapsodyreunion.com/tour and VIP upgrades are available from: www.soundrink.com

More RHAPSODY dates:
‘20th Anniversary Farewell Tour’ - Latin America Leg 2
07.01. São Paulo - Tom Brasil (BR)
08.01. Asunción - Teatro Guaraní (PY)
10.01. Salta - Teatro del Huerto (AR)
11.01. Buenos Aires – Groove (AR)
13.01. La Paz - Teatro Al Aire Libre (BO)
14.01. Lima - Teatro de la Uni (PE)
16.01. Santiago - Teatro Caupolican (CL)
18.01. San Salvador – Cifco (SV)
19.01. Tegucigalpa - Hotel Marriott (HN)
20.01. San Jose - Pepper Club (CA)
21.01. Bogotá - Metal Millenium (CO)
23.01. Medellín - Teatro Universidad de Medellin (CO)
24.01. Cali - Teatro Jorge Isaacs (CO)
26.01. Chihuahua - Expo Chihuahua (MX)
27.01. Monterrey - Café Iguana (MX)
28.01. Merida – TBA (MX)
30.01. Mexico City - Circo Volador (MX)

01. - 05.02. Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, FL - 70000 Tons of Metal (US)

Check out the ‘after movie’ from the band’s first Latin America tour:

Currently, RHAPSODY consists of Fabio Lione (vocals), Luca Turilli (guitars), Dominique Leurquin (guitars), Patrice Guers (bass) and Alex Holzwarth (drums).

RHAPSODY recently performed at European festivals such as Graspop Metal Meeting (Belgium), Sweden Rock and Leyendas del Rock (Spain), presenting a set list full of classics such as 'Emerald Sword', 'Land Of Immortals', 'Dawn Of Victory', 'Lamento Eroico', 'Holy Thunderforce' and many more.

RHAPSODY's influences include the most epic orchestral soundtracks, classical composers such as Vivaldi, Bach, Beethoven, Paganini, renaissance and folk music. These elements combined have made RHAPSODY a unique band in the metal world and, thanks to their magic, brought together many fans around the world and inspired many other bands.

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Thursday, 7 December 2017

BETH HART & JOE BONAMASSA to release new album 'Black Coffee'



Grammy Nominated Artists Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa release their new record ‘Black Coffee’

January 26th via: Provogue (Europe) and J&R Adventures (US & Canada)

Featuring songs made famous by Edgar Winter, Ray Charles, Etta James, Steve Marriot, Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Lucinda Williams, LaVern Baker & more.

Check out the video for Black Coffee here:

It has been 4 years since Grammy nominated and number 1 Billboard Blues album Seesaw was released by singer-songwriter and blues-rock powerhouse Beth Hart and guitar hero Joe Bonamassa. Since then, they have both been on fire, both in the studio and live. So, the time was perfect to reunite for another collection of ten soul gems that encompass Hart’s breath-taking vocals and Joe’s masterfully expressive playing. Black Coffee will be released on January 26th, 2018.

With producer extraordinaire Kevin ‘The Caveman’ Shirley (Joe Bonamassa, Led Zeppelin, Black Crowes, Aerosmith, Iron Maiden, Rush) back at the helm, the result digs deep into the soul catalogue where they honour and re-imagine songs from Edgar Winter, Etta, James, Ike & Tina Turner/Steve Marriot, Ella Fitzgerald, Lil’ Green, LaVern Baker, Howlin’ Wolf, Lucinda Williams and Waldeck.

Recorded in 5 days at Studio at the Palms, Las Vegas in August 2016 they have once again recalled some familiar names in Anton Fig (Drums/Percussion), Ron Dziubla (Saxophone), Lee Thornburg (Horn Arrangements/Trumpet/Trombone) and welcomed in Reese Wynans (Keyboards), Michael Rhodes (Bass), Rob McNelley (Rhythm Guitar), Paulie Cerra (Saxophone), Mahalia Barnes (Backing Vocals), Jade Macrae (Backing Vocals) and Juanita Tippins (Backing vocals).

Talking about the sessions behind Black Coffee, Seesaw, 2011’s Don’t Explain and 2014’s Live in Amsterdam, Shirley gives some insight of what they are looking to achieve; “We’re trying not to dig into a playbook that’s been done many times, which is the old soul classics. We try and find a different spin on it; originally, it was about trying to find some songs that people didn’t know at all and bring them back to people’s attention.”

One such song was Give It Everything You Got, taken from 1971’s Edgar Winter’s White Trash album. With its hard rock meets Stax infused sound, the band delivers a formidable performance. “I don’t think that’s a song a lot of people know; it’s an old soul classic, but it’s not really one you might expect,” says Shirley

“One of the things Jeff Beck had said to me once that I thought was so wonderful,” explains Hart, was “as soon as you get comfortable, and if you stay there, you’re just gonna start dying as an artist. And I feel that one of the gifts that I’ve got with working with Joe is that I’m always uncomfortable- in a good way. “

Shirley adds about the band, ”those guys just played live and it was incredible to be in the studio when that happens.”

“For me I’m able to explore the kind of music I have always admired from afar,” reveals Bonamassa. “But you don’t want to hear me singing Ella Fitzgerald…” he explained as Beth joins in. “I would never do Ella Fitzgerald without being with Joe, the things I get to do with you are things I grew up always wanting to do, but never believed I could.”

The gospel flavoured R&B, Saved, originally performed by LaVern Baker, has been covered by Elvis Presley, Brenda Lee, Billy Fury, Elkie Brooks and The Band, amongst others. It is a full throttle, tongue-in-cheek moment, written from the perspective of someone who had lived a fast, loose life but is then "saved" and is now standing on a corner preaching to the passers-by. They take an altogether different mood on Soul on Fire, paying homage to Baker’s first ever solo release. Sitting On Top of The World is a classic, and it has been recorded by some of the world’s most iconic artists. Lullaby of the Leaves, was originally recorded by Ella Fitzgerald, from 1964’s Hello Dolly.

The sultry punch of Lucinda Williams’ Joy has a totally irresistible groove. “We have tracks like that and I love the energy,” Shirley adds. Addicted is taken from the 2007 trip-hop leaning album by the Austrian trio, Waldeck, which Shirley came across whilst on holiday and “shazamed” it.

Damn Your Eyes is taken from the Etta James 1988 comeback record, Seven Year Itch. Kansas Joe McCoy’s jazz-blues Why Don’t You Do It Right? made its first impact on Lil Green’s 1941 version, before Peggy Lee covered it a year later.

They harness prime Steve Marriot on his take of Ike & Tina Turner’s Black Coffee. The inspiration came from his live version on the BBC’s Old Grey Whistle Test in 1973.

“It’s really predicated on the vocals,” Bonamassa explains. “We can’t cut these tunes without Beth singing and once she starts singing, it’s the glue that inspires us to get the extra 10% out of the playing. If we just cut them and sang later, the magic wouldn’t be there.”

“That’s something the two of us stopped doing many years ago,” agrees Hart. “There was all this layering, and then it’s time for you to sing. It’s like you’re not even making music any more. There’s nothing like being able to sit there live and see Joe, seeing the drums, seeing the bass, being able to see Kevin. I can feel the vibrations, it changes the whole thing.”

“Kevin really gets that,” she continues. “It works the best. In the old days, that’s how they did it; bad ass singers and bad ass musicians would have a couple of hours to get a whole record done.”

One of the key aspects of the sessions is to push everyone as much as possible. “They are always out of their comfort zone in the studio; this session especially wasn’t comfortable,” Shirley reveals. “This isn’t a summer in the grass session, just a couple of chords; this is people digging in. Everyone left feeling totally challenged, and at the end of the day, completely enthusiastic.”

Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa - Black Coffee 
Track List 
Extra Information

1. Give It Everything You Got
2. Damn Your Eyes
3. Black Coffee
4. Lullaby Of The Leaves
5 .Why Don't You Do Right
6. Saved
7. Sitting On Top Of The World
8. Joy
9. Soul On Fire
10. Addicted
11. Baby I Love You (bonus track)

Available formats
2LP+MP3 +bonus track
Ltd 2LP+MP3 Red+ bonus track (limited to 5000 copies)
CD-Jewel case
Ltd CD FORMAT: CD - Version info: CD in jewel case in box, including 2 Vinyl Record Rubber Cup Mats and an Exclusive Postcard and bonus track

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