MYLES KENNEDY – Devil On The Wall

As anticipation continues to build for Myles Kennedy’s debut solo album, Year Of The Tiger, another lyric video is released worldwide. The video for the 3rd track, “Devil On The Wall,” can be seen here. The song comes from the album available worldwide on March 9th via Napalm Records. Fans that pre-order (http://smarturl.it/MK-YearOfTheTiger) the download of Year Of The Tiger through a digital retailer will receive an instant download of the song as well as the first single “Year Of The Tiger” and recently released “Haunted By Design.” The album is also currently available for pre-order in various bundle configurations at: http://smarturl.it/YearOfTheTiger-NPR and www.MylesKennedy.com.

Myles Kennedy recently announced a US tour in support of the upcoming solo album. The US run comes on the heels of the recently announced European tour that sold out in 32 minutes. The 15-date US tour kicks off on May 2nd in Spokane, WA and runs through May 25th where it wraps up in West Dundee, IL. The tour will make stops in major markets including San Francisco, CA (May 5th), Dallas, TX (May 9th) and New York, NY (May 22nd) among others. All tour information including ticket links can be found at www.MylesKennedy.com.

On Year Of The Tiger, Myles embarks on his first venture as a solo artist by embracing musical elements and influences he hasn’t explored until this point in his career. Kennedy himself plays banjo, lap steel, bass, and mandolin in addition to guitar throughout the album. The emotional journey and personal story of Myles is captured in a bluesy-americana album with a twist of country and rock, swirling and flowing around this incredible soulful voice the world has come to know. As MetalSucks.com recently raved: “Kennedy is the Robert Plant of our times.”

SKINDRED – Machine

Big songs, big sound, big tings!“Machine” is the first single from SKINDRED’s upcoming album entitled “Big Tings” – out on April 27th 2018 via Napalm Records.

The band has already released a first album appetizer in the form of a teaser for the track “Machine”. Now it’s time to unleash the full music video which features actor and stunt man Neil Chapelhow best known for his work in new films Wonder Woman, Fantastic Beasts and where to find them, The Commuter, King Arthur and many more.

The band states: “When we were told we were doing a video with the stunt team thats be behind the marvel films, James Bond and the Bourne films we knew we were in for a good time on the shoot! Throw in Gary from Reef and one of our fav bars in London (Big Red) and you have the ingredients for a really fun video! The idea is don’t judge a book by its cover. Skindred is inclusive. Not Exclusive. So when someone in a rock bar is being teased by some “rockers” for not being the same as them, he hits back! In a big way!”

“Machine” has already been used as both the intro and outro theme to AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson’s TV show ‘Cars that Rock’ Worldwide and features Reef frontman Gary Stringer lining up alongside the band’s own Benji Webbe on co-vocals and if that is not enough the single also features Motorhead/Bastard Sons guitarist Phil Campbell taking the honours on the guitar solo too!

Meanwhile SKINDRED shot some exclusive behind the scenes Studio footage while recording their new album “Big Tings” at Peter Gabriels Real World studio in the village of Box, near Bath. View the band’s album teaser !

Keep your eyes and ears open for many more info and details to be unveiled soon!

„Big Tings“ out on April 27th 2018!

Make sure to go see SKINDRED live at their ‘Start the Machine Tour’ all over the UK in April with special guests CKY and Danko Jones!

SKINDRED/w CKY, Danko Jones

19.04.18 UK – Norwich / UEA

20.04.18 UK – Southampton / 02 Guildhall

21.04.18 UK – Nottingham / Rock City

22.04.18 Uk – Manchester / Academy

24.04.18 UK – Glasgow / 02 ABC

25.04.18 UK – Bristol / 02 Academy

27.04.18 UK – Leeds / 02 Academy

28.04.18 UK – London / 02 Academy, Brixton

29.04.18 UK – Birmingam / 02 Institute

More dates to be announced soon!

Get your tickets here: www.livenation.co.uk and www.skindred.net

Glenn Hughes – Classic Deep Purple Tour

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

JINJER – Cloud Factory

What a kick-ass tour run this was! JINJER were supporting the mighty ARCH ENEMY for their second touring leg in Europe.

No rest for the wicked, as JINJER have released a brand new music video AND announced upcoming headlining tour dates for May!

Check out the brand new live video premiere for the title track of their upcoming album “Cloud Factory”

JINJER will be soon hitting the road for their very first US Tour supporting CRADLE OF FILTH, followed up by a headlining tour run in May in Germany + Sweden + Denmark:

JINJER ON TOUR: w/ CRADLE OF FILTH
29.03.18 US – Dallas, TX / House Of Blues

30.03.18 US – Houston, TX / House of Blues

31.03.18 US – TX Austin, TX / Come And Take It Live

02.04.18 US – Ft. Lauderdale, FL / Revolution Live

03.04.18 US – Atlanta, GA / Buckhead Theatre

05.04.18 US – Philadelphia, PA / Theatre Of Living Arts

06.04.18 US – Baltimore, MD / Soundstage

07.04.18 US – New York, NY / Irving Plaza

08.04.18 US – Worcester, MA / The Palladium

10.04.18 US – Montreal, QC / Corona Theatre

11.04.18 US – Toronto, ON / The Opera House

12.04.18 US – Detroit, MI / St. Andrew’s Hall

13.04.18 US – Joliet, IL / The Forge

14.04.18 US – Minneapolis,MN / Music Hall

16.04.18 US – Denver, CO / The Summit Music Hall

17.04.18 US – Salt Lake City, UT / Rockwell At The Complex

19.04.18 US – Los Angeles, CA / The Belasco Theater

20.04.18 US – Phoenix, AZ / The Van Buren

21.04.18 US – San Diego, CA / House Of Blues

22.04.18 US – San Francisco, CA / The Fillmore

04.-05.05.2018 PH – Quezon City / Pulp Summer Slam

Cloud Factories Tour 2018

11.05.18 NO – Kopervik / Karmoygeddon Festival

12.05.18 SE – Trollhätten / Backstage Rockbar

13.05.18 DK – Copenhagen / Beta

15.05.18 DE – Berlin / Musik & Frieden

16.05.18 DE – Bochum / Rockpalast

17.05.18 DE – Koln / Jungle

18.05.18 DE – Frankfurt / Nachtleben

19.05.18 DE – Eichstatt / Open Air Am Berg

DEMONICAL – A Void Most Obscure

In anticipation of their upcoming album “Chaos Manifesto”, Sweden’s melodic, old-school death metallers DEMONICAL reveal a new track titled “A Void Most Obscure”. “Chaos Manifesto” is set to be released on March 23rd in Europe and April 27thin North America via Agonia Records.

DEMONICAL arose from the ashes of formerly disbanded Centinex in 2006, and in comparison to its older sibling, executes death metal in a far more impetuous and melodic manner. “Chaos Manifesto” is a testament to that statement. After nearly five years since the release of the last full-length album “Darkness Unbound” (2013), the Swede’s – now led by a new prominent death growler Alexander Högbom (October Tide, Centinex) – continue the traditional DEMONICAL path with fierce HM-2 driven death metal of utter brutality, yet return in a partially new, yet fully fit five-piece line-up.

From the violent album opener “A Void Most Obscure”, via melodic mid-tempo anthems “Towards Greater Gods” and “Välkommen Undergång” (the band’s first ever track is Swedish), all the way to the final song “Nightbringer”, DEMONICAL once again prove that they’re a force to be reckoned with in the extreme metal scene. The five-year gap between albums has not made the band become stale in ideas, either:

“Chaos Manifesto features some new elements and streaks the band hasn’t explored before” – comments bassist, Martin Schulman. “We have tapped an award-winning Swedish producer and we are confident that the album – which summons bits and pieces from all our previous releases – will become an improved quality-related chapter for Demonical, and push our Swedish Death Metal Darkness to a new level”.

“Chaos Manifesto” was recorded in 2017 and both mixed and mastered by Karl Daniel Lidén (Terra Tenebrosa, Cult of Luna, Katatonia). The album artwork was designed by Karmazid (Urfaust, Wolfbrigade, Blaze of Perdition). Pehr Skjoldhammer of Alfahanne guest appears on vocals.

LIGHT THE TORCH – Album Recording

LIGHT THE TORCH (formerly known as DEVIL YOU KNOW) have released the second video trailer for their upcoming new album Revival. In the trailer, the band talk about the album recording process. Revival will be released via Nuclear Blast Entertainment on March 30.

“‘Die Alone’ is basically a note I had written to myself a couple years ago, and it seemed to really fit the music,”said frontman Howard Jones. “We are more than excited to release our album »Revival«, and we all feel it’s been worth every bit of the struggle to get it done. See you all soon on the road.”

The Los Angeles, CA trio — the aforementioned Jones, Francesco Artusato [guitar], and Ryan Wombacher [bass] — drew from five years together as DEVIL YOU KNOW to forge a wholly distinct path. Amidst myriad struggles, they returned from the brink under a new name.

“2016 was a really tough year for us as a band, both personally and professionally,” explains Jones. “While going through some lineup changes, we were also battling some issues with the use of our band name. At the same time, I was trying to deal with the loss of my oldest brother, which really hit me hard. During that time, we just bonded like never before. We all meshed because we faced war together. We survived. At the end, we realized we were a real band and decided to make an album representing that resilience. Honestly, we came out of the dark. The name literally signifies what we went through.”

“It was time for a change,” the singer continues. “It was time for us to try and stretch our wings. We were really going for songs. The structuring made more sense. I was focused on melody and harmony. I really cut loose. All in all, it was the perfect storm. We had so much fun making this, because there were really no restrictions other than creating a heavy and catchy body of work.”

The LIGHT THE TORCH lineup boasts one of the most esteemed pedigrees in modern heavy music. Jones spent a decade at the helm of GRAMMY® Award-nominated and gold-selling titans KILLSWITCH ENGAGE. Artusato had much-lauded stint in ALL SHALL PERISH and has attained status as a shred virtuoso.  Wombacher was a staple in BLEEDING THROUGH for well over a decade. For Revival, they are joined by EXTINCTION A.D. drummer Mike “Scuzz” Sciulara behind the kit.

Revival is available for pre-order here: nuclearblast.com/lightthetorch-revival

ORIGIN – Accident And Error

U.S. death metal giatns ORIGIN will set off on a headlining European tour in March and April of 2018. The band’s higly-anticipated trek of the Old Continent will be the first since the release of the much-lauded “Unparalleled Universe” album from 2017, and will hit the venues not only with techincal fury, but side by side with fellow techinal detah metal virtuosos Rings Of Saturn, playing as main support. Additional support will come from Hideous Divinity (Italy) and Graveslave (USA).

ORIGIN commented: ““Its been two years since we have graced your shores, Europe, and we are excited to return with the UNPARALLELED WORLD 2018 part I! Bringing 20 years worth of experience in brutality and technicality, we are coming in support of our latest release, 2017s UNPARALLELED UNIVERSE. Be ready to have your faces shredded, your necks snapped and your eardrums annihilated as we bring you exactly the kind of live ferocity you’ve come to expect from ORIGIN! Joining us on this trek will be fellow alien-core metallers RINGS OF SATURN, Italian technical death metal masters HIDEOUS DIVINITY, and  death metal newcomers from the states GRAVESLAVE! This is not a tour to miss! See you soon, HAIL SPACE!”.

THE UNPARALLELED WORLD TOUR 2018:
30.03: Oslo (NOR) – Inferno Metal Festival *
31.03: Stockholm (SWE) – Debaser Strand *
01.04: Magdeburg (GER) – Factory *
02.04: Erfurt (GER) – From Hell
03.04: Haarlem (NLD) – Patronaat
04.04: Nijmegen (NLD) – Doornroosje
05.04: Hamburg (GER) – Bambi Galore
06.04: Aarhus (DNK) – Royal Metal Fest +
07.04: Essen (GER) – Turock
08.04: Blieskastel (GER) – P-Werk
09.04: Manchester (UK) – Rebellion
10.04: London (UK) – Underworld
11.04: Glasgow (UK) – Cathouse
12.04: Birmingham (UK) – Asylum
13.04: Paris (FR) – Glazart
14.04: Lyon (FR) – Rock’n’Eat
15.04: Brescia (ITA) – Circolo Colony
16.04: Siebnen (CHE) – District 28
17.04: Nuremberg (GER) – Z-Bau
18.04: Vienna (AUT) – Viper Room
19.04: Brno (CZE) – Melodka
20.04: Banská Bystrica (SLV) – Tartaros
21.04: Ostrava (CZE) – Barrack Music Club
22.04: Dresden (GER) – Eventwerk
23.04: Berlin (GER) – Bi Nuu

Sink The Ship – Domestic Dispute

Cleveland‘s own, SINK THE SHIP, are very excited to announce their signing with SharpTone Records. To mark the momentous occasion the band have teamed up with AltPress.com to unveil the awesome, new song and music video for “Domestic Dispute,” which can be viewed now at the link below! The track also features Bert Poncet (Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!) on guest vocals. Look for more details on the band‘s SharpTone Records debut to be revealed over the coming weeks.

Markus Staiger (Nuclear Blast CEO / SharpTone Records Co-Founder) states: “SINK THE SHIP just delivered the best melodic metalcore debut! They created an epic album with an exceptional mixture of metalcore, pop punk and post-hardcore!”

Colton Ulery (Vocals) further adds: “SINK THE SHIP took a break in 2017 to re-group and solidify what we wanted the band to be. During that time, SharpTone had made contact with me and we began sending them new material. We‘re so excited to be coming back and in partnership with them. The experience with the label has definitely been one to brag about. Such a phenomenal and hardworking staff.

“The video for ‘Domestic Dispute’ was a fun one to make, both the song and the video. The lyrics are definitely personal to me and I‘m excited that we could take such a bummer topic and make it sound fun. We actually shot the video in France while we were there recording. The video concept was cool because we shot in a house and it feels like I‘m having this ’dispute’ and just airing out all of my issues to the camera.

“We had the honour of creating this album with Bert and Eric Poncet from Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! There had been talks of doing a feature with Bert and after listening to all of the songs, we ended up deciding on ‘Domestic Dispute.’ Those guys are so great to work with. The studio quality and hospitality were more than exceptional.”

SINK THE SHIP erupted into the underground heavy music scene with their energetic, bold and bright post-hardcore and pop-punk infused blend of metalcore in 2012—and since then, they’ve been sailing stronger and stronger with each passing year. Within two years’ time, the band would release their debut effort, Reflections, a riveting—albeit rough around the edges—EP that spoke volumes to the band’s dedication to creating music true to themselves and worth its weight in powerful, emotive passion.

Schattenmann – Brennendes Eis

Schattenmann have prepared a stunning and visually appealing video for their third single “Brennendes Eis”. Another exciting and emotional single that shows yet another side of Schattenmann! – The debut album “Licht An” will be released on 02.03.2018 (Preorders available here: https://lnk.to/LichtAn). Check out the music video for “Brennendes Eis”

Schattenmann will be on tour in March as well!

03.03.    Pratteln – Z7 (supporting Megaherz)
04.03.    Stuttgart – Das Cann (supporting Megaherz)
08.03.    Frankfurt – Batschkapp (supporting Megaherz)
09.03.    Hanover – Musikzentrum (supporting Megaherz)
15.03.    Vienna – Szene (supporting Megaherz)
16.03.    Nuremberg – Hirsch (supporting Megaherz)
17.03.    Berlin – Columbia Theater (supporting Megaherz)
22.03.    Hamburg – Markthalle (supporting Megaherz)
23.03.    Oberhausen – Turbinenhalle II (supporting Megaherz)
24.03.    Leipzig – Hellraiser (supporting Megaherz)
30.03.    Bremen – Aladin (supporting Hämatom)
06.04.    Ingolstadt – Eventhalle (supporting Unzucht)
07.04.    Mannheim – Connexion (supporting Unzucht)
14.04.    Munich – Backstage Werk (supporting Megaherz)
27.04.    Losheim am See – Hexentanz Festival
28.04.    Magdeburg – Factory (supporting Megaherz)
29.04.    Bremen – Tower (supporting Unzucht)
01.09.    Mannheim – Black Castle

QNTAL – Nachtblume

“Nachtblume” is not only the title track of the 8th album by QNTAL but it’s also their third single and accompanied by an official music video of Syrah and Co. The song embodies all the characteristics of QNTAL: Piercing, almost sacral vocals, elegiac harmonies and oscillating electronics that alltogether create a solemn aura.

The new album “VIII – Nachtblume” will be released on 09.03.2018 and shortly afterwards QNTAL will also make a couple of live appearances:

16.03.    Bochum (DE) – Christuskirche
17.03.    Hamburg (DE) – Markthalle
18.03.    Frankfurt (DE) – Das Bett
27.04.    Mechelen (BE) – Festival von Vlaanderen
04.05.    München (DE) – Backstage
20.05.    Leipzig (DE) – Wave Gotik Treffen
07.09.    Selb (DE) – Festival Mediaval

Preorders are available here: https://lnk.to/VIII_Nachtblume