Monday, 19 February 2018

Glenn Hughes performs Classic Deep Purple 'Live' - October 2018 UK Tour


PLANET ROCK 48-HOUR TICKET PRE-SALE
WEDNESDAY 21st FEBRUARY

ALL TICKETS: £27.50 (EXCEPT LONDON: £30.00)

GENERAL ON-SALE FRIDAY 23rd FEBRUARY
24 HR BOX OFFICE: 08444 780 898, www.thegigcartel.com

Glenn Hughes, the former bassist and singer of Deep Purple, known to millions as the ‘Voice of Rock’, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, and the current front man for rock super group Black Country Communion, is pleased to announce that he will be performing Deep Purple only material with his “GLENN HUGHES PERFORMS CLASSIC DEEP PURPLE LIVE” nationwide UK tour in October 2018.

The nine date tour promises to be a dynamic, turn-back-the-clocks, two-hour live extravaganza homage to his tenure in MK 3 and MK 4 incarnations of Deep Purple - one of music history’s most seminal and influential rock and roll groups. All tickets are priced £27.50 (£30.00).

Planet Rock will launch a 48-hour ticket pre-sale on Wednesday 21ST February from www.planetrock.com. Tickets will then go on general sale on Friday 23rd February from the 24 HR ticket hotline 08444 780 898 or www.thegigcartel.com

"I'm excited to be touring the “Classic Deep Purple Live” in the UK this October. I first toured Classic Deep Purple Live in Australia and New Zealand last year and it went down like a storm. We’re also touring the show throughout South America in April, and festivals throughout the summer. By the time we tour the UK in October, we’ll be on fire.”

GLENN HUGHES PERFORMS CLASSIC DEEP PURPLE “LIVE” – OCTOBER 2018 UK TOUR
TICKETS: 08444 780 898 (24HR Box Office), www.thegigcartel.com

Bristol, Academy Tuesday 2 October
Leamington, Assembly Wednesday 3 October
Southampton, Engine Rooms Friday 5 October
Cardiff, Tramshed Saturday 6 October
Leeds, University Union Tuesday 9 October
Newcastle, O2 Academy Wednesday 10 October
Glasgow, ABC Friday 12 October
Manchester, Academy 2 Saturday 13 October
London, Koko Monday 15 October

NEW YEARS DAY Unveil Specifics For Their New EP, "Diary Of a Creep"


NEW YEARS DAY have kicked off 2018 with a brand-new EP, a killer North American tour alongside In This Moment, all while continuing work on their much-anticipated, new full-length release for a tentative fall release. 

New challenges and new worlds beckon, but first, it’s time for a celebratory look inward. This comes in the form of a brand new EP, "Diary Of a Creep", which follows the tradition of landmark releases like "Garage Days" by Metallica by paying tribute to the artists who shaped the band, even as they continually redefine their music with each successive bold stage of their evolution.

"Diary Of a Creep" was released digitally 26 January via Century Media Records. In the UK, a limited edition in the CD Jewelcase format is available as of today, 16 February.

"Diary Of a Creep" kicks off with the brand-new, hard-hitting track, 'Disgust Me'.

Check out a static video for 'Disgust Me' under the following link:

Ash Costello (vocals) states: "I want to start by saying, it was incredibly difficult to narrow this down to the 5 songs I wanted to cover the most. Narrowing it down to 20 songs was hard! Let alone just 5. It felt very important to me to not only pay tribute to the artists that shaped who I am today, but to share it with all of you. It’s easy to dismiss where an artist has come from if you have no clue who they worshipped when they were just kids in school, dreaming of being a real musician someday. Honestly, everyday, I cant believe how far I’ve come and how absolutely happy I am that I get to share my music with whoever wants to listen, and these are just a few of the songs that helped me and shaped me along the way. When I was just a middle schooler, trying to get thru those horrible teenage years, I wish I had known then, that someday I would become of the heroes I looked up to, and it would be all thanks to YOU. I am grateful to you for listening and I hope you enjoy them as much as I do."

There’s 'Only Happy When it Rains', featuring Lzzy Hale of Halestorm, a somber alt-rock anthem by the multiplatinum Garbage, the Shirley Manson fronted band, which includes songwriter and performer Butch Vig (who produced landmark albums by Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Green Day, and Foo Fighters).

There’s also NYD's version of the Linkin Park mega-hit 'Crawling', with Costello putting her own spin on the fierce vocal delivery of the late Chester Bennington.

Then there’s 'Don’t Speak', the smash ballad from No Doubt’s diamond-selling album "Tragic Kingdom". Dark new wave finds its way into the EP via New Order’s “Bizarre Love Triangle.” On the other end of the NEW YEARS DAY spectrum, there’s Pantera classic “Fucking Hostile,” now a staple of NYD’s live show.

NEW YEARS DAY are currently wrapping up their North American tour with In This Moment, P.O.D. and Ded.

NEW YEARS DAY online:

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Black Country Communion - 'The Cove'


Black Country Communion, the Anglo-American rock group comprising vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Trapeze), drummer Jason Bonham (Led Zeppelin, Foreigner), Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater, Alice Cooper, Billy Idol) and blues-rock guitarist/vocalist Joe Bonamassa, reveal their brand new video for ‘The Cove’, taken form their long awaited and highly anticipated fourth album, ‘BCCIV’, released via Mascot Records in September 2017.

The song represents a subject very close to the heart of Glenn Hughes as he explains. "Joe captured the mood brilliantly on this song. I'm still shaking my head in astonishment. I wanted to write a song about my love for dolphins. Each year thousands of these beautiful Souls are murdered by Hunters in the coastal town of Taiji Japan. They are drove into the Killing Cove and brutally slaughtered. I have been working with Ric O'Barry from the Dolphin Project for four years, and told him I had written a song about this senseless & horrific scenario for BCCIV, that has been happening for decades.”

Black Country Communion, the Anglo-American rock group comprising vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Trapeze), drummer Jason Bonham (Led Zeppelin, Foreigner), Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater, Alice Cooper, Billy Idol) and blues-rock guitarist/vocalist Joe Bonamassa, reveal their brand new video for ‘The Cove’, taken form their long awaited and highly anticipated fourth album, ‘BCCIV’, released via Mascot Records in September 2017.

The song represents a subject very close to the heart of Glenn Hughes as he explains. "Joe captured the mood brilliantly on this song. I'm still shaking my head in astonishment. I wanted to write a song about my love for dolphins. Each year thousands of these beautiful Souls are murdered by Hunters in the coastal town of Taiji Japan. They are drove into the Killing Cove and brutally slaughtered. I have been working with Ric O'Barry from the Dolphin Project for four years, and told him I had written a song about this senseless & horrific scenario for BCCIV, that has been happening for decades.”



He continues, “my heart aches as I watch on live stream on what happens in the Cove. I ask you all to listen to this song and understand how deeply affected we all are as animal and sea life protectors. The Dolphin Project has changed my life, and to my dying day I will be of service to be a protector of all inhabitants that live in the sea. Thanks to Ric and his son Lincoln for supplying the footage.”



Just like its three predecessors, ‘BCCIV’ was overseen by Kevin Shirley, whose catalogue of hit records for Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, Aerosmith, Journey, The Black Crowes, has made him the hottest producer that rock music has to offer. Shirley, who originally had the idea of putting Hughes and Bonamassa in a band after seeing them jamming together onstage in Los Angeles back in November 2009 – is the group’s unofficial ‘fifth member’.



Black Country Communion is an earth-shattering combination of American and British rock influences—a bona fide super group that conveys to the world a simple but important message: classic rock is alive and well and in good hands in the 21st century. Their communion together forms something that is greater than the sum of its parts, creating a legacy being cemented within the halls of music history.

Friday, 16 February 2018

NIGHTWISH post first 'Decades' trailer!


Tuomas Holopainen's 3-track demo earned him his first record deal with his freshly founded band NIGHTWISHback in 1996. 20 years later, with over 2,000 shows played and more than 8 million records sold - NIGHTWISHare the biggest European symphonic metal band. Reason enough for Nuclear Blast to celebrate this huge anniversary by releasing a 2CD compilation titled Decades, on March 9th, 2018.

Today, the band releases their first trailer, in which mastermind Tuomas Holopainen talks about the songs that made the cut for Decades. 

Watch the clip here: 

Tuomas comments: "Actually, for me personally, it's not a 'best of' because I think the more correct term would be 'the most essential ones' [...] If a person who has never heard of NIGHTWISH before would like to get an idea of what this band is about and has been about for the past 20 years, he would get the perfect picture on »Decades«! That was like my philosophy in gathering those tracks."

Pre-order Decades now: http://nblast.de/NightwishDecades

Decades will be available as:
2CD-DIGI
3LP BOX (different colours)
2CD-Earbook

The tracklist:
CD1
01. The Greatest Show On Earth
02. Élan
03. My Walden
04. Storytime
05. I Want My Tears Back
06. Amaranth
07. The Poet And The Pendulum
08. Nemo
09. Wish I Had An Angel

CD2
01. Ghost Love Score
02. Slaying The Dreamer
03. End Of All Hope
04. 10th Man Down
05. The Kinslayer
06. Dead Boy‘s Poem
07. Gethsemane
08. Devil & The Deep Dark Ocean
09. Sacrament Of Wilderness
10. Sleeping Sun
11. Elvenpath
12. The Carpenter
13. Nightwish (demo)

3LP BOX (33 RPM)
Side A
01. The Greatest Show On Earth

Side B
01. Élan
02. My Walden
03. Storytime
04. I Want My Tears Back
05. Amaranth

Side C
01. The Poet And The Pendulum
02. Nemo
03. Wish I Had An Angel

Side D
01. Ghost Love Score
02. Slaying The Dreamer
03. End Of All Hope
04. 10th Man Down

Side E
01. The Kinslayer
02. Dead Boy‘s Poem
03. Gethsemane
04. Devil & The Deep Dark Ocean

Side F
01. Sacrament Of Wilderness
02. Sleeping Sun
03. Elvenpath
04. The Carpenter
05. Nightwish (demo)

This release will be accompanied by a 9 month tour across the globe. After kicking off with 34 concerts in North America in March/April, the journey will continue with dozens of European festival and headline shows, including their highly anticipated UK show - a headline appearance at Bloodstock Festival on 12th August. Across this tour, NIGHTWISH will also be presenting a special set list featuring rare material from the early years of their career. That's why these evenings will not only be special events for fans, but also for the band themselves. Be prepared to hear a lot of old school material! 

More info: