Avril Lavigne

Avril Lavigne
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After a two year hiatus, singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne is set to release her fourth studio album, ‘Goodbye Lullaby’ on 7
March 2011 via Columbia Records. The first single will be called ‘What the Hell’ and will debut on ‘Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New
Year’s Eve’.
For this album, Lavigne worked with previous collaborators Evan Taubenfeld and Butch Walker, as well as
songwriter/producer Max Martin. She also enlisted the help of ex husband, Deryck Whibley. She has always shared her
personal experiences through her writing and music, and ‘Goodbye Lullaby’ is no different.
Among its upbeat tracks are ‘What the Hell’, an unashamed embrace of fun and freedom, and ‘Stop Standing There’,
fuelled by an early-‘50s girl-group feel. The album shows a real mix of emotions: Lavigne expresses her gratitude for
special people in her life in rock track ‘Smile’, explores the dynamics of a relationship in ‘Push’, shows her vulnerable side in
‘Wish You Were Here’ and finds the strength to close one chapter of her life and move on to the next in the title track
‘Goodbye’.
As well as being a singer-songwriter, Avril is a successful entrepreneur who continues to design her own clothing brand,
Abbey Dawn, which has expanded massively and will soon be shipping to over 50 countries worldwide. She has also just
released a second fragrance, Forbidden Rose, as a follow up to her popular fragrance Black Star. She will be launching a
third fragrance in 2011.
In September, Avril created The Avril Lavigne Foundation, which works alongside leading charitable organisations to design
and deliver programs, raise awareness, and mobilise support for children and youth living with serious illnesses or
disabilities.
Since arriving on the music scene back in 2002, Avril Lavigne has left a lasting impression on the music community, selling
more than 30 million albums worldwide, earning eight Grammy nominations and seven Canadian Juno Awards. Her debut
album, ‘Let Go’, featured smash singles ‘Sk8r Boi’ and ‘Complicated’. Her 2004 release, ‘Under My Skin’, debuted at #1 on
the Billboard charts, as did her third album, ‘The Best Damn Thing’, which produced the #1 single ‘Girlfriend’ and gained
more than 130 million views on YouTube. She also ventured into the film world and wrote the song ‘Alice’ for Tim Burton’s
critically acclaimed Disney Film Alice in Wonderland.
For more information, visit www.AvrilLavigne.com
Children of Bodom
Finnish quintet, CHILDREN OF BODOM, will be streaming, free of charge, their forthcoming single ‘Was It Worth It?’ at
5pm (GMT) on January 13th 2011 via their official Facebook page - www.facebook.com/childrenofbodom
‘Was It Worth It?’ comes from their seventh studio album ‘Relentless, Reckless Forever’ and will be available as a digital
download, and limited edition 12” vinyl picture disc, on 21st February via Spinefarm Records UK.
“The single is a total party song,” says Alexi. “It doesn’t have your typical Bodom sound, but it’s one of my favourites and
heavy as hell!”
The video for the single was shot guerrilla-style by director Dale Resteghini (Pink Floyd, Santana, Motley Crue), and
features a number of renowned pro skaters, including the world’s No. 1 amateur skateboarder, Tom Asta, and Chris Cole,
the two time Thrasher Magazine ‘Skater Of The Year’.
The Childen of Bodom line up consists of Alexi Laiho, who was voted best metal guitarist by the readers of Guitar World,
Roope Latvala (guitar), Jaska Raatikainen (drums), Henkka Seppala (bass) and Janne Warman (keyboards).
They will be touring the UK and Ireland in April, playing headline shows under The Ugly World Tour 2011 banner. They will
be supported by Amon Amaarth, Ensiferum and Machinae Supremacy.
The full list of dates is as follows:APRIL:
1 - UEA, Norwich
2 - Academy 1, Manchester
3 - ABC, Glasgow
5 - Vicar Street, Dublin
7 - Rock City, Nottingham
8 - Academy, Birmingham
9 - Forum, London
Don Broco
Don Broco is four friends from Bedfordshire who formed a band to make ridiculously catchy and punchy music, resembling
a teenage mix-tape in sound.
Mixing melodies and riffs with witty lyrics, they make music to dance, jump and scream along to and, having formed in
2008, they have spent the last two years touring wherever and whenever possible.
They’ve played alongside Enter Shikari, A Day To Remember, We Are The Ocean, My Passion and The King Blues as well as
completing two full UK headline tours. They have also appeared at a number of major UK festivals including Download,
Sonisphere, Underage, Boardmasters and The Camden Crawl.
Finally, the band is set to release their eagerly awaited debut album, produced by Matty O'Grady (You Me At Six, Deaf
Havana). The mini album, called 'Big Fat Smile', will be available both on CD and digitally. After the release, they will
embark on a UK headline tour. For more info see their website: http://www.donbroco.com/
Headline Tour Dates:
15th Feb - Leeds Cockpit 3
16th Feb - Liverpool O2 Academy 2
17th Feb - Aberdeen Tunnels
18th Feb - Edinburgh Studio 24
19th Feb - Newcastle O2 Academy 2
20th Feb - Sheffield O2 Academy 2
21st Feb - Manchester Roadhouse
22nd Feb - Birmingham O2 Academy 3
23rd Feb - London Garage
24th Feb - Nottingham Rock City
26th Feb - Plymouth White Rabbit
27th Feb - Southampton Joiners
28th Feb - Norwich Marquee
You can check out the bands video for lead-single, 'Dreamboy', by clicking here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3u6Qt08il60&fmt=22
DON BROCO is:
Rob Damiani - Vocals
Simon Delaney - Guitar/Vocals
Luke Rayner - Bass/Vocals
Matt Donnelly - Drums/Vocals
Kasabian
Songwriter, producer and guitarist Sergio Pizzorno is obviously not busy enough being the brains behind one of
Britain’s most successful bands, Kasabian. He has now moved into the movie world and penned the score for
brand new crime thriller ‘London Boulevard’, as well as a number of standalone songs. As well as writing the
entire score, Sergio has also sung on some of the tracks featured on the soundtrack.
Directed by Oscar winning screenwriter (‘The Departed’) William Monahan, ‘London Boulevard’ stars a host of
British talent, including Colin Farrell, Keira Knightley, Anna Friel and Ray Winstone.
Across the last decade, Kasabian have released three albums, including last year’s Mercury Music Prize
nominated ‘West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum’, which was widely recognised as one of the best albums of
2009. Kasabian were also named as the Best British Group at the 2010 BRIT Awards. Kasabian are currently
working on their highly anticipated fourth album, which will be released next year.
‘London Boulevard’ is a screen adaptation of Ken Bruen’s modern novel of the same name, produced by
Graham King, Tim Headington, Quentin Curtis and William Monahan and is released in the UK on November
26th through Entertainment Film Distributors Ltd.
For more news on Kasabian, visit their website at www.kasabian.co.uk
Mojo Fury
With a new single due to be released in February 2011, Mojo Fury is giving fans access to a new album track "Lemon
Marine" for free download. To obtain the track, all you need to do is click the link below and ‘pay with a Tweet’:
http://www.paywithatweet.com/pay/connect.php?id=60a396a2d349dbe0a9455ec34474c52e
After spending time in Belfast refining their musical skills, Mojo Fury are finally ready to unleash their brand of unusual
alternative rock to the world. Their debut single "The Mann" was a vibrant piece of rock, with similarities to early Biffy
Clyro. Big Cheese magazine has touted Mojo Fury as "ones to watch". The video for "The Mann" can be seen here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWIeDaz71co and you can find out all about the band by visiting their MySpace page www.myspace.com/mojofuryband
"Lemon Marine" is another suggestion that their debut album, set for release in early 2011, will turn heads and captivate
listeners.
Mojo Fury are also touring this month which include shows with And So I Watch you From Afar, Oceansize, Castrovalva and
iNMe.
TUE 9 - LONDON - QUEEN OF HOXTON (Artrocker's 'New Heavy Sounds')
WED 10 - SOUTHAMPTON - HAMPTON'S BAR
THU 11 - PORTSMOUTH - WEDGEWOOD ROOMS (supporting Oceansize)
FRI 12 - EXETER - CAVERN (supporting Oceansize)
SAT 13 - BRIGHTON - CONCORDE 2 (supporting Oceansize)
SUN 14 - BRISTOL - THEKLA (supporting Oceansize)
MON 15 - WORCESTER - FIREFLY
WED 17 - NOTTINGHAM - CENTRAL
THU 18 - SHEFFIELD - CORPORATION (supporting InMe)
FRI 19 - LONDON - GARAGE (supporting InMe)
SAT 20 - LONDON - WIMBLEDON WATERSHED (afternoon show)
MON 22 - LONDON - DINGWALLS (supporting ASIWYFA, Tubelord)
Pete Yorn
Pete Yorn is set to release his new, self-titled album, through Because Music, on 7th February 2011. Produced by Frank
Black, the album features the single ‘Precious Stone’, which will be available on the 13th December. You can hear a sneak
preview of the new single here: http://soundcloud.com/peteyorn/precious-stone
The album is the follow-up to last year's releases; ‘Break Up’ and ‘Back & Fourth’. ‘Break Up’ was highly rated and saw Pete
collaborating with actress, Scarlett Johansson. Released earlier in the year, ‘Back & Fourth’ was also critically acclaimed
with Rolling Stone magazine stating that "Yorn has found his voice on 'Back & Fourth', a mostly acoustic beauty."
The upcoming album was recorded on the spur-of-the-moment in the summer of 2008. Yorn was in the process of
recording 'Back & Fourth' in Nebraska when he got an email from Black suggesting that they record some tracks together.
Excited by the prospect of working with Frank, Yorn headed to Salem where an impromptu studio was set up, and the
album recorded in just five days, despite the singer-songwriter-guitarist getting sick with the flu a mere two days into the
process. "Frank didn't give a shit about getting sick, so we stayed in the flow," recalls Yorn. "He has an incredible ability to
distil a song down to its core."
Frank said, "Pete told me he wanted to better define himself as an artist. I think he just wanted to rock out. But as we
headed down a path of realisation I stripped him down a whole bunch. We battled in the best sort of way. I tried to get the
session into a fearless and raw place, and to his artistic credit Pete took his songwriting to a fearless and raw place. This
listener will find his or herself sitting right next to Pete on the couch. And the record totally rocks out."
www.peteyorn.com
www.twitter.com/peteyorn
www.facebook.com/peteyorn
Rob Zombie
February 2011 is set to be an awesome month for fans of multi-platinum, 7-time Grammy nominated Rob Zombie. Not
only is he bringing his phenomenal stage show to the UK for the first time in 12 years, he is also releasing the special
edition of current album, ‘Hellbilly Deluxe 2’.
Released on Valentine’s Day, the album will feature three brand new studio tracks recorded with his current band; guitarist
John 5, bassist Piggy D and drummer Joey Jordison. The new tunes are titled ‘Everything Is Boring’, ‘Michael’ and ‘Devil's
Hole Girls And The Big Revolution’, as well as a reimagining of ‘The Man Who Laughs’. It will also include a DVD featuring
the video for ‘Mars Needs Women’, which was shot during the ‘Gruesome Twosome’ US tour with Alice Cooper, a live
version of the Alice classic ‘School's Out’ with Cooper guesting and a 30-minute tour documentary entitled ‘Transylvanian
Transmissions’, plus extravagant, expanded artwork.
UK shows line up as follows and are already all sold out.
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Wed 16 Feb – LONDON O2 Academy Brixton
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Thu 17 Feb – MANCHESTER Apollo
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Fri 18 Feb – NEWCASTLE O2 Academy
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Sun 20 Feb – GLASGOW O2 Academy
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Mon 21 Feb – LEEDS O2 Academy
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Tue 22 Feb – BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
If you’ve missed the boat with these February dates, don’t despair. Rob has just been confirmed for next year’s Download
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Festival, happening at Donington Park, Derbyshire from 10 -12 June. Full details are available at
www.downloadfestival.co.uk.
As most will know, Rob isn’t just a legend in the musical world. He is also critically acclaimed in the film industry. After
remarking John Carpenter’s cult horror, ‘Halloween’, in 2007, a film that debuted at number 1 in the US Box Office, he
directed the second flick in the legendary franchise, ‘Halloween 2’, which was released last year. This was his fifth time
writing and directing a feature film. His previous films include 2004’s ‘House of 1000 Corpses’ and 2005’s ‘The Devil’s
Rejects’. Zombie also completed his animated, R-rated feature, ‘The Haunted World of El Superbeasto’, and guest-directed
a season-closing episode of the hit TV series, ‘CSI: Miami’. His next movie project, ‘Lords of Salem’ has just been
announced and goes into production in 2011.
Bellowhead
Eleven-piece English folk band, Bellowhead, joined Kings of Leon, M.I.A. and Eric Clapton last night in performing on
Later... with Jools Holland.
They took to the infamous stage, playing New York Girls from their third album Hedonism.
Their performance is available to view via BBC iPlayer at the following link - http://www.bbc.co.uk/i/vtz6q/?t=14m03s
Following an extraordinary reaction to the release of Hedonism, the band head out on a full UK tour later this month. Catch
them at one of their shows:
10.11 / Bristol, Old Vic
11.11 / Bristol, Old Vic
12.11 / Birkenhead, Pacific Road
13.11 / Bradford, St Georges Hall
14.11 / Edinburgh, Liquid Room
15.11 / Gateshead, Sage
16.11 / Whitby, Pavillion
17.11 / Bilston, The Robin
18.11 / Oxford, The Regal
19.11 / Brighton, Concorde 2
20.11 / London, Shepherd's Bush Empire
21.11 / Sheffield, The Leadmill
22.11 / Sale, Waterside
23.11 / Lincoln, Drill Hall
24.11 / Salisbury, City Hall
25.11 / Cambridge, Junction
26.11 / Derby, Assembly Rooms
27.11 / Leamington Spa, The Assembly
28.11 / Ipswich, Corn Exchange
Periphery
Cutting edge, progressive Washington D.C six-piece Periphery are pleased to announce their League Of Extraordinary
Djentlemen tour, which sees them headline a string of UK dates for January and February 2011. Support comes from
home-grown lads TesseracT and Monuments.
Periphery’s guitarist, and lead songwriter Misha Mansoor, enthuses, “We are so excited to play in the UK, and especially so
with our buddies in Tesseract and Monuments. I have known Acle from Tesseract and Browne and Paul from Monuments
for like 5 years now, and it’s going to be awesome to not only tour with some good friends but in brand new places for
Periphery! This lineup will make for some fun shows, so be sure to come out and hang with all of us!!”
Combining nonconforming rhythms and technical accuracy with the brutality of progressive metal, Periphery released their
self-titled debut earlier this year. The band has recently been on tour with Lamb Of God, DevilDriver, Fear Factory and
Dillinger Escape Plan. They have also featured on the bill of US festivals Summer Slaughter and Thrash & Burn. Described by
the British music press as, ”a groundbreaking revelation” (Metal Hammer), “deliciously intricate” (Kerrang!), and
“intriguingly diverse” (Rocksound), this headline tour is one to add to your gig diary for 2011.
Guitarist, Jake Bowen, says "The requests for Periphery to play in the UK have been overwhelming since our debut came
out. And now not only do we get to tour there but we get be in the presence of fantastic musicianship from some of our
good friends. Metal tours are seldom matched up this well so don't miss out!"
Having just spent time supporting the renowned Devin Townsend in the USA and Canada, Century Media’s TesseracT are
ready to take the UK by storm. With an EP release and an EU tour under their belt, they are looking forward to a busy
touring schedule in 2011 and the release of their debut full length album, "One". The band said: "After many years of hard
work it is finally happening! A TesseracT and Periphery tour! Since Acle and Misha started talking all those years ago, you
just knew it would come eventually. We cannot wait to show the UK exactly what both bands are about, and are very
happy at the prospect of sharing the stage with such a great band."
Basick Records artist Monuments have also been working on their debut album, holed away in South Lincolnshire at Studio
33. The band recently played the Euroblast Festival in Cologne and is currently touring in Europe supporting Winds of
Plague.
Tickets go on sale on Wed 10th November and are priced at £10 for all shows, excluding London which is £12.
All dates are aged 14+ and are as follows:
Mon 31st Jan – BRISTOL - Academy 2
Tue 1st Feb – BIRMINGHAM - Academy 2
Wed 2nd Feb – MANCHESTER - Academy 2
Thu 3rd Feb – NEWCASTLE - Academy 2
Fri 4th Feb – GLASGOW - Cathouse
Sat 5th Feb – LEEDS - TJs
Sun 6th Feb – SHEFFIELD - Corporation
Tue 8th Feb – PORTSMOUTH - Wedgewood Rooms
Wed 9th Feb – READING - The Face Bar
Thu 10th Feb – NOTTINGHAM - Rock City
Fri 11th Feb – LONDON - Underworld
Check all three bands out on Myspace
www.myspace.com/periphery
www.myspace.com/tesseract
www.myspace.com/thisismonuments
Kyuss Lives!
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At 9am GMT, on Friday 5 November 2010, Kyuss Lives! announced the UK leg of their world tour. The response was
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extraordinary and, in a matter of hours, the London show on Saturday 2 April 2011 had virtually sold out. Due to this
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exceptional demand, an extra show has been added on Sunday 3 April 2011 and tickets are on sale now.
“(Kyuss are) something like a heavy metal equivalent to the Velvet Underground” – Allmusic
Kyuss is an influential stoner rock band who formed in the late 1980s and need no introduction, having produced some of
the most celebrated, inspirational and influential music to come out of the Palm Desert scene.
Their milestone 1992 album, ‘Blues for the Red Sun’, typified the genre and has been critically acclaimed by the press and
fans alike. This album is a must for any discerning rock record collection. Kyuss’ legacy continues with previous members
having played with the likes of Queens of the Stone Age, Them Crooked Vultures, Fu Manchu, Brant Bjork and The Bros,
The Dwarves, Mondo Generator, Slo Burn, Unida and Hermano.
Following the hugely successful 2010 ‘John Garcia Plays Kyuss tour’, Garcia (vocals) along with original Kyuss members Nick
Oliveri (bass) and Brant Bjork (drums) came together as Kyuss Lives! The bands line-up is completed by Bruno Fevery on
guitar.
2011 will see Kyuss Lives! Embarking on a full worldwide tour. The band will be drawing from their impressive back
catalogue to put on a series of sure to be unmissable shows.
John Garcia says "You know, the whole reason I ever considered doing this with Brant and Nick was the feeling we all shared
during Hellfest this year. To be able to play with such amazing musicians again is a dream come true for me. This will also
be a huge chance for me to let everyone know about Garcia Vs Garcia which should be coming out fall of next year."
Full UK dates are as follows
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Mon 4
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Nottingham, Rock City
Wolverhampton, Wulfrun Hall
London, The Forum
London, The Forum –extra date
Glasgow, O2 ABC
Manchester, Academy
Bristol, O2 Academy
Tickets are priced £17.50 (London £19.50) – subject to booking fee.
Plain White T’s
‘Wonders of the Younger' album out Dec 6th
‘Rhythm of Love' single out Dec 5th
London headline show @ The Borderline - Nov 25th
When asked about the Chicago band’s forthcoming Hollywood Records release, ‘Wonders of the Younger’, due out
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December 6 , Plain White T’s front man, Tom Higgenson, said “It’s all about pushing the boundaries of our creativity and
musical imagination combined with a dose of nostalgia.”
He calls the album, now in the last stages of recording, and produced by Ian Kirkpatrick, “a collection of songs designed to
evoke the feeling of awe and the yearning for adventure remembered from youth.”
Higgenson, talking of the album, says “It’s still very much a Plain White T’s album. The songs are sincere and melodic, no
matter what the subject matter. We want to create an experience that takes our fans to an unexpected place while still
giving them songs to sing along to.”
‘Wonders of the Younger' has a different sound to the one that resulted in hits like the twice Grammy nominated “Hey
There Delilah” and “1-2-3-4”, including the summery first single, “Rhythm of Love” (out Dec 5th) written by guitarist Tim
Lopez. They’re also branching into some adventurous new territory. It was during a performance of Cirque du Soleil’s “O”
that Higgenson caught during a trip to Vegas that prompted an idea for the new set. “It just woke something up in me – this
wonder,” the singer/guitarist/songwriter recalls. “It was dark yet nostalgic. I thought, I want to make an album that gives
people this feeling.”
Fans who’ve heard “Welcome to Mystery,” the band’s input to the ‘Almost Alice’ compilation that went along with Tim
Burton’s 3D blockbuster “Alice in Wonderland”, will have a hint of where the band is headed. The track’s mysterious
sound, Higgenson says, is the essence of the band’s new approach. “We’ve been fans of Tim Burton’s since ‘Beetlejuice,’ so
just being associated with the movie was amazing,” he elaborates. “It also offered us the opportunity to give people a taste
of what we’re doing now.”
The album’s concept has had such an effect on the band that Higgenson actually built and decorated the recording studio
in the basement of his Chicago home with ‘Wonders of the Younger’ entirely in mind. “I don’t know if this has ever been
done,” he muses. “The studio looks like a haunted mansion – gold chandeliers, red wallpaper with a gaudy fleur-de-lys
pattern, a brown couch that looks like something out of Sherlock Holmes.” The overall design of the space, he explains, has
helped cultivate an atmosphere of creative exploration.
“We’re focused on writing great songs that resonate with what the band has become. If you listen to it in your car or on
headphones, we want it to feel like a big, flowing rollercoaster ride – where you never quite know what’s coming next.”
To view 'Wonders of the Younger' webisodes, please click below:
http://www.plainwhitets.com/video/wonders-of-the-younger-pt-1
http://www.plainwhitets.com/video/wonders-of-the-younger-pt-2
http://www.plainwhitets.com/video/wonders-of-the-younger-pt-3
http://www.plainwhitets.com/video/wonders-of-the-younger-pt-4
http://www.plainwhitets.com/video/wonders-of-the-younger-pt-5
Click below to view the video for the single "Rhythm of Love":
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWiwuiT58Yc
Admiral Fallow
Admiral Fallow are all set for the official release of their debut album, ‘Boots Met My Face’, with first single, ‘These Barren
Years’, available on January 17th 2011.
The band is allowing a sneak peek of an alternative version of 'Delivered' from the album to be downloaded for free from
http://admiralfallow.bandcamp.com/track/delivered-alt-version
Glaswegian six -piece, Admiral Fallow, are set to release the single, ‘These Barren Years’, on January 17th, in advance of the
UK-wide release of their debut album, ‘Boots Met My Face’, on Lo-Five Records in March 2011. They have received an
incredible response from critics and fans alike upon release in their native Scotland earlier this year.
They are highly rated by BBC Radio 1, 2, 6Music and XFM, as well as having appeared at T in The Park and Rockness
alongside the likes of The Felice Brothers, Paolo Nutini and The Futureheads. Admiral Fallow will end the year on a positive
note, with their current support slot with fellow Scots, Frightened Rabbit, including a London Shepherd’s Bush Empire gig
on 1st December and two sold out, hometown shows at the Glasgow Barrowlands. Dates below:
NOVEMBER
24 Stoke – Sugarmill
25 Nottingham - Rescue Rooms
26 Exeter - Phoenix Theatre
27 Brighton – Komedia
29 Leeds – Cockpit
30 Wolverhampton - Slade Rooms
DECEMBER
01 London - Shepherds Bush Empire,
03 Glasgow - Barrowlands
06 Glasgow – Barrowlands
For more music, please head to: http://www.myspace.com/admiralfallow or www.admiralfallow.com
Glamour of the Kill
UK metallers, Glamour of the Kill, have finished their first music video. Shot at The Soundhouse in Bolton, ‘Feeling Alive’
was directed and produced by Sitcom Soldiers, the team behind videos from Young Guns, Fightstar and many more.
Guitarist Chris Gomerson explains the highs and lows of the filming: “The best part of the video... tasty bird in little clothing.
The worst part was that it was a cold day, which as a bloke, doesn't do you any favours... oh yeah, and some poor sod spent
about 8 hours painting each individual square on the chequered floor the day before the shoot! “
You can watch ‘Feeling Alive’ here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9trZT45qlBU
This video precedes their debut album, ‘The Summoning’, which is due to be released on 24th January 2011 via the band’s
own ‘Afflicted Music’ label, and a huge tour of the UK will start in February. They have also announced some short acoustic
in-store shows, with album signings, in January. You can meet the band, and have them sign a copy of ‘The Summoning’ at
the following stores:
January.
Sunday 23rd: Glasgow - Love Music (ex-Avalanche) 3:00pm
Monday 24th: York - HMV 5:00pm
Tuesday 25th: Manchester - HMV (90 Market Street) 5:00pm
Wednesday 26th: Swansea - Derrick's 4:30pm
Thursday 27th: Marlborough - Sound Knowledge 6:30pm
Friday 28th: Kingston Upon Thames - Banquet 6:00pm
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They will also do a club meet and greet on Saturday 29 at Subculture, Birmingham Academy.
You can see Glamour of the Kill at one of their UK shows next year through February and March.
FEBRUARY
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Thursday 17 , Hull – The Lamp
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Friday 18 , York – The Dutchess
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Saturday 19 , Scarborough – Vivaz
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Wednesday 23 , Liverpool – O2 Academy 2
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Thursday 24 , Leicester – Sumo
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Friday 25 , Northampton – Roadmender 3
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Saturday 26 , Nottingham – Rock City Basement
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Tuesday 1 , Oxford – O2 Academy 2
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Wednesday 2 , Brighton – Audio
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Thursday 3 , Southampton – The Joiners
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Friday 4 , London – Underworld
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Saturday 5 , Norwich – Arts Centre
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Wednesday 9 , Wrexham – Central Station
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Thursday 10 , Cardiff – Clwb Ifor Bach
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Friday 11 , Stoke on Trent – Sugar Mill
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Saturday 12 , Birmingham – HMV Institute
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Sunday 13 , Peterborough – Club Revolution
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Wednesday 16 , Bristol – O2 Academy 2
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Thursday 17 , Exeter – Cavern
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Friday 18 , Plymouth – White Rabbit
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Saturday 19 , Yeovil – Orange Box
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Sunday 20 , Guildford – The Boiler Room
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Wednesday 23 , Stockton – Gergian Theatre
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Thursday 24 , Glasgow – Cathouse
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Friday 25 , Aberdeen – Tunnels
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Saturday 26 , Newcastle – O2 Academy 2
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Thursday 31 , Sheffield – Corporation
TICKETS FOR ALL SHOWS AVAILABLE AT WWW.KILILIVE.COM
For more information on the band, please visit: www.myspace.com/glamourofthekill
Underoath
Florida-based rock act, UNDEROATH, are about to release their seventh studio album, ‘Disambiguation’ through
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Roadrunner Records on 4 April. The twice Grammy-nominated band has also announced a string of UK dates to coincide
with the release.
For this album, they welcome new drummer Daniel Davison (ex-Norma Jean) alongside Spencer Chamberlain (vocals),
Grant Brandell (bass), Tim McTague and James Smith (guitars) and Chris Dudley (keyboards).
“We think ‘Disambiguation’ is our best record by far” says vocalist Spencer Chamberlain. “I’d say to fans that you may have
heard UNDEROATH, but you’ve never heard UNDEROATH like this. There isn’t a single part on this record that we would
change. When we play it live, it will show that UNDEROATH is and always has been the sum of its parts. I couldn’t be more
proud of this record and happier with where we are as a band.”
UK dates for April
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Tue 12 BRISTOL Bierkeller (www.alt-tickets.co.uk)
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Wed 13 SHEFFIELD Leadmill (www.leadmill.co.uk)
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Thu 14 BIRMINGHAM HMV Institute (www.gigsandtours.com)
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Fri 15
MANCHESTER Academy 2 (www.gigsandtours.com)
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Sat 16 GLASGOW Garage (www.gigsinscotland.com)
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Sun 17 NOTTINGHAM Rock City (Hit The Deck Fest co-headline) (www.alt-tickets.co.uk)
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Tue 19 LONDON Koko (www.gigsandtours.com)
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Wed 20 BRIGHTON Concorde 2 (www.concorde2.co.uk)
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Thu 21 BOURNEMOUTH Uni Old Fire Station (www.ticketweb.co.uk)
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Tickets went on general sale today, Wednesday 12 Jan. A VIP ticket package is also available offering numerous extras
including a meet & greet with Underoath from http://www.artistarena.uk.com/underoath/.
Slash
Single: “Beautiful Dangerous” (featuring Fergie)
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Release date: 27 February 2011
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Exclusive special CD/DVD edition of “Slash”, the album, out 7 March 2011
"The song that Fergie sings on the record (Beautiful Dangerous) is a very hard rock song and was written to a stripper
kind of beat, tailor-made for a girl that has balls. Her singing blew my mind…she’s got this killer rock ‘n’ roll voice” –
Slash on Fergie
In May of this year, iconic rock guitarist Slash released his debut, self titled solo album. The album features a roster of
outstanding guest musicians including Chris Cornell, Fergie, Dave Grohl, Myles Kennedy, Kid Rock, Lemmy Kilmister, Duff
McKagan, Ozzy Osbourne and Iggy Pop. Slash also brought on board producer Eric Valentine (Queens of Stone Age), bassist
Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction) and drummer Josh Freese (Nine Inch Nails). Slash was responsible for the majority of the
song writing on the album, and handpicked each guest artist. The album was released to extensive critical acclaim and saw
Slash headlining a sold out UK tour as well as show stealing performances at Download, Glastonbury and Wireless festivals
in the UK with Myles Kennedy.
“Beautiful Dangerous” will be released by Roadrunner Records, as a single, in February 2011, and features an outstanding
vocal performance from Fergie (Black Eyed Peas), which will surprise many, and an equally compelling video. The track is
sure to become one of the top singles of 2011. You can watch the video here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X85UUDhZaCw
To tie in with the single release, Roadrunner will also release a special edition of the Slash album in a CD/DVD format. The
CD will feature the full album plus exclusive acoustic versions of “Back To Cali” (Slash), “Fall To Pieces” (original by Velvet
Revolver) and “Sweet Child O’ Mine” (originally GnR) all featuring the amazing Myles Kennedy from Alter Bridge on vocals.
The DVD will run as follows:
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Making Of The Album documentary
Back From Cali (live from the Roxy)
By The Sword (promo video)
Making Of By The Sword
Back From Cali (promo video)
Beautiful Dangerous (promo video)
Starlight (live from MTV Classic launch)
Mean Bone (live from MTV Classic launch)
Track by track interview with Slash
SLASH BACKGROUND
Slash is widely considered one of the greatest rock guitar players of all time. He has received countless accolades and
awards including a 2007 star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame alongside his idols Jimmy Page and Jimi Hendrix. An original
member of iconic rock band Guns N’ Roses, Slash helped the band create signature sounds like the guitar riff of #1 hit
“Sweet Child o’ Mine” and “Welcome To The Jungle.” The band dominated the 1980’s and 90’s music scene selling more
than 100 million albums worldwide and ushered in a decade of hard charging rock music. After the band’s break-up, Slash
went on to critical acclaim in his personal project Slash’s Snakepit, and global success with supergroup Velvet Revolver. He
has been widely sought after by the biggest musicians of all time, performing with everyone from Michael Jackson to Stevie
Wonder to Ray Charles. Slash is one of the marquee playable characters in Guitar Hero III, has two signature Gibson guitars
in his name, and authored his own top-selling biography Slash in 2007.
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“Beautiful Dangerous” is released in the UK through Roadrunner Records on the 27 February 2011. The special edition
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album “Slash” is released on the 7 March 2011. The album “Slash” is out now.
www.slashonline.com
Revoker
Welsh four piece metallers, Revoker, are set for a great 2011. Their debut album, produced by Benji Webbe (Skindred),
will be released in May and has already appeared on the ‘2011 Hotlists’ in Metal Hammer, Kerrang!, and Rock Sound. In
advance of the release, they will be touring the UK twice; once as co-headliners with Holy Grail, and once on a sold out run
of dates supporting the legendary Rob Zombie on his first UK tour in 12 years.
Tickets for the co-headline show with Holy Grail are on sale now. You can buy online / box office telephone numbers are
detailed below. The tour will be coming to the following towns:
Wed 16 Mar - BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy 3 (www.ticketweb.co.uk 0844 477 2000)
Thu 17 Mar - CARDIFF Clwb Ifor Bach (www.seetickets.com 0871 230 2360)
Fri 18 Mar - PRESTATYN Hammerfest (www.hammerfest.co.uk)
Sat 19 Mar - COVENTRY Kasbah (www.seetickets.com 0247 655 4473)
Sun 20 Mar - MANCHESTER Roadhouse (www.kililive.com 0871 230 5576)
Mon 21 Mar - SHEFFIELD Corporation (www.corporation.org.uk 0114 276 0262)
Tue 22 Mar - NEWCASTLE O2 Academy 2 (www.ticketweb.co.uk 0844 477 2000)
Wed 23 Mar - GLASGOW King Tuts (www.gigsinscotland.com 0844 499 9990)
Thu 24 Mar - LEEDS Cockpit 3 (www.lunatickets.co.uk 0113 245 4650)
Fri 25 Mar - NOTTINGHAM Rock City Basement (www.alt-tickets.co.uk 0845 413 4444)
Sat 26 Mar - OXFORD Academy 2 (www.ticketweb.co.uk 0844 477 2000)
Sun 27 Mar - SOUTHAMPTON Joiners (www.seetickets.com 0238 063 2601)
Mon 28 Mar - LONDON Barfly (www.kililive.com 0871 230 5576)
The Rob Zombie tour is sold out, but dates are as follows:
Wed 16 Feb - LONDON O2 Academy Brixton (SOLD OUT)
Thu 17 Feb - MANCHESTER O2 Apollo (SOLD OUT)
Fri 18 Feb - NEWCASTLE O2 Academy (SOLD OUT)
Sun 20 Feb - GLASGOW O2 Academy (SOLD OUT)
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Mon 21 Feb - LEEDS O2 Academy (SOLD OUT)
Tue 22 Feb - BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy (SOLD OUT)
MEN
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Talk About Body - The debut album released Monday 31 January 2011
MEN are a Brooklyn-based band and art/performance collective comprising of core members JD Samson (Le Tigre),
Michael O’Neill (Ladybug Transistor) and Ginger Brooks Takahashi (LTTR). Their eagerly anticipated debut album, Talk
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About Body, is set to be released on Monday 31 January on IAMSOUND.
The group began in 2007, with the DJ/production/remix team of Le Tigre members JD Samson and Johanna Fateman. With
Le Tigre taking some time out, when the duo began to write new songs, it made sense to merge their efforts with JD's
other new project Hirsute. JD and Hirsute members Michael and Ginger now make up the core of MEN, with Johanna and
artist Emily Roysdon contributing as writers, consultants and producers. The band focuses on the energy of live
performance and radical potential of dance music. Their music speaks of issues such as wartime economies, sexual
compromise and the demand for liberties through lyrical content and an inventive, high energy stage show.
Kicking off with the lyrically-charged “Life’s Half Price,” Talk About Body showcases the band’s ability to blend multiple
influences, from the funky electronic of “Make It Reverse” to the guitar-laden dance floor funk of “Boom Boom Boom,” all
the while maintaining the lyrical bite that has made MEN such a thrilling proposition. The album also features debut single
“Credit Card Babies” and second single “Off Our Backs” – a sure-fire hit pop anthem - with its rousing chorus (“I’m/A
tease/We’re flipping can’t you see”) and instantly unforgettable melody.
MEN have recently toured the U.S with both Peaches and Gossip, and have concluded two extensive European tours. With
their explosive live shows, MEN look set to take 2011 by storm.
www.myspace.com/men
Within Temptation
Within Temptation is currently in the studio finishing their long anticipated fifth studio album with producer Daniel
Gibson. Titled "The Unforgiving", this is the band's first concept album and is based on a comic book story written by script
writer Steven O'Connell (BloodRayne, Dark 48).
The album will be released next spring by Roadrunner Records and will coincide with the band's European tour, including a
show at London’s Brixton Academy on March 30.
Guitarist Robert Westerholt says, "On this album, we've taken a totally different approach. Each song on "The Unforgiving"
was written along Steven's narrative. The main characters of the comic reflect the characters of our songs. The concept
pushed us; it gave us inspiration to come up with a new approach to our sound. The result is we’ve written our best songs
yet.”
Famous for their visual presentation, Within Temptation have asked Romano Molenaar (Witchblade, Darkness, and X-Men)
to pen the characters and scenery of "The Unforgiving".
Vocalist, Sharon den Adel, adds, "We have been big comic fans since our childhood. With this album, we felt the time was
right to take a stride in our creative development, to broaden our horizons. Aside of the whole concept on this album, the
songs go in more different directions than ever before. The late '80's, when we first started to read comic books, has
certainly also left its mark on the sound of our new album.”
In advance of the new album being released, the band has re-launched their website, www.within-temptation.com. The
site will be the hub for fans to get information on the band, new album as well as early access to the first images for "The
Unforgiving". The new site is unusual, being closer in style to a news channel than a band website. One of the new features
is that fans can interact fully with the site. They can become official reporters for their country, writing news stories in
relation to the band, but also about other lifestyle or entertainment topics. A very popular new section is ‘WT TV’, where
the band updates their fans through filmed interviews or documentaries, such as the recent Fan Club Day footage which
fans from around the world attended.
Within Temptation's symphonic rock has given the band a decade-long international career and seen them become one of
the most popular bands of their genre.
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More than 3 million albums and DVDs sold world-wide
Best international selling Dutch artist four consecutive times
Worldwide releases in more than 48 countries (incl. Europe, US, and Japan)
Platinum status in The Netherlands, Belgium and Germany
Gold status in Spain, Finland, Belgium, Germany, Luxemburg, Portugal, and Russia
International awards including a World Music Award, Golden God Award, and an MTV Europe Music Award, as
well as many national awards such as Export Prices, TMF Awards, Edisons, a Gold and Silver Harp, and 3FM
Awards
Numerous worldwide sold out headline tours
Multiple magazine front covers & international TV appearances
Several #1 radio singles throughout their career
Performances at major festivals such as Loud Park (JP), Download (UK), Pinkpop (NL), Lowlands (NL), Rock
Werchter (BE), Rock Am Ring (DE), Bilboa BBK Live (SP), Sweden Rock (SW), Ruisrock (FI), Aerodrome (AT),
Gurtenfest (CH), Roskilde (DK) and many more
Rush
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Tickets for Rush went on sale 9am GMT Friday 26 November 2010
RUSH is Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart. They are, without a shadow of a doubt, one of the most imaginative and
compelling groups in rock history, famous for both outstanding musicianship and thought provoking song writing. They are
one of rock’s most influential bands, ranking third for most consecutive gold and platinum albums behind The Beatles and
The Rolling Stones. The band has thousands of devoted fans from all over the world, and is admired by generations of
musicians.
They will bring their revered 3 ½ hour ‘Time Machine’ tour to the UK with shows in Glasgow, Sheffield, Manchester,
Newcastle, Birmingham and London in May 2011.
The ‘Time Machine’ tour is an audience with Rush, where they will perform their classics and, for the first time ever in the
UK, play the entire ‘Moving Pictures’ album live.
The North American leg of the tour kicked off in June of 2010 and led to Rush ranking #1 on Billboard’s “Hot Tours” chart.
They then headed to South America, all the while European fans demanding that the tour come over here.
“’Moving Pictures’ is our most popular album and it’s the one that seems to have passed the test of time most gracefully,”
observes singer/bassist Geddy lee. “We’re playing better than ever, and I’m not sure we’re quite ready to put that tour
away,” he adds.
‘Moving Pictures’ was released back in 1981 and is the band’s most successful album, certified 4x Platinum and features
some of Rush’s most well known songs including ‘Tom Sawyer’, ‘Limelight’ and the Grammy-nominated instrumental ‘YYZ’.
In September 2010, Eagle Vision released ‘2112 & Moving Pictures – Classic Albums’ on both DVD and Blu-ray as part of
their celebrated Classic Albums series.
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Despite a busy touring schedule, Rush is also working on their 20 studio album, ‘Clockwork Angels’. The band has released
two new songs from the forthcoming album, ‘BU2B’ and ‘Caravan’, both of which are featured live in the ‘Time Machine’
tour set list. Both tracks are available now as digital downloads.
‘Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage’, the highly praised documentary created by filmmakers Scot McFadyen & Sam Dunn
(whose filmography also includes: “Iron Maiden; Flight 666,’ “Metal, A Headbangers Journey” and “Global Metal”),
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premiered at New York’s Tribeca Film Festival on April 24 2010 and won the highly coveted Heineken Audience award.
Now available on DVD and blu-ray through Universal Music, the release debuted at No 1 in the USA (a position it held for
10 weeks) and No 2 in the UK.
The documentary features incredible archival footage and interviews with some of today’s most respected rock artists such
as Trent Reznor, Sebastian Bach, Kirk Hammett, Jack Black and Gene Simmons. It also explores the forty-year career and
phenomenon behind what could be the world’s biggest cult band, from their early days in Toronto, through each of their
landmark albums, to the present day.
The band also appeared in the comedy ‘I Love You Man’ where they play themselves in a concert scene featuring actors
Paul Rudd and Jason Segal as huge fans, a performance which has exposed the band to a whole new generation.
Rush were also inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame this past March alongside Joni Mitchell and Leonard
Cohen, and have been nominated for multiple Grammy awards and won a number of Juno Awards. They were inducted
into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1994 and bestowed the Order of Canada in 1997. Consistently celebrated and
respected worldwide, Rush is the most successful Canadian rock band of all time and they remain one of the biggest
grossing arena rock bands ever.
Earlier this month, Rush received the Legends of Live award at the Billboard Touring Awards in New York City. This was
followed by Rush receiving the Living Legend award at the 2010 Classic Rock Awards in London (the first time this award
has ever been presented to a band, previous recipients include Jimmy Page, Ozzy Osbourne and Alice Cooper).
For more info www.rush.com
Sucioperro
Sucioperro have followed their release of 2009’s critically acclaimed ‘Pain Agency’ album with UK dates and a new single in
late 2010. ‘Threads’ is the first track to be taken from a forthcoming album – set for release in early 2011.
The trio from Ayr has already established a large fan base with debut album ‘Random Acts Of Intimacy’ (released in late
2006 through Captains Of Industry) and last year’s ‘Pain Agency’, and touring with Biffy Clyro, Fightstar, Hell Is For Heroes
and many more.
With their new album set for release in early 2011, Sucioperro are ready to return, armed with their trademark mix of
driving alt rock music combined with infectious melodies.
You can catch them at one of their UK dates in December:
11th BATHGATE The Attic (headline show)
12th KILMARNOCK Monkey Club (headline show)
14th DUNFERMLINE PJ Molloys (headline show)
15th DUNDEE Reading Rooms (w/The Xcerts)
16th EDINBURGH Sneaky Pete's (w/The Xcerts)
17th INVERNESS Mad Hatters (w/The Xcerts)
18th THURSO Skinandi's (w/The Xcerts)
19th ABERDEEN Lemon Tree (w/The Xcerts)
http://www.myspace.com/sucioperro
www.sucioperro.com
Twin Atlantic
Glaswegian band, Twin Atlantic, will kick off 2011 with their first headline tour of the year. They are in the process of
finalising their highly anticipated debut album at the Red Bull Studio in Santa Monica, which is being produced by Gil
Norton (Foo Fighters, Pixies).
“We are really looking forward to this tour. We have supported so many bands over the last year with next to no headline
shows & that has made us really miss the vibe & community of our wee fan base. This is us getting back to what we do best
and it is only made all the better that we have just finished recording our debut full-length album. We will be playing some
new songs that define the new direction for us, and we can't wait to let people hear what we have been working on. To top
it off, it'll be great to be back on the road with Tom DeLonge and Angels & Airwaves for the shows in Europe." - Sam
McTrusty, Vocals /Guitars
Twin Atlantic were personally chosen by some of the biggest bands in rock to tour with them this year - Shows with blink182, The Gaslight Anthem, Enter Shikari and My Chemical Romance have been among the huge highlights of the last 12
months.
You can catch Twin Atlantic at one of the following dates:
January
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Hull, Fruit 08444 771 000/ www.ticketweb.co.uk
York, Fibbers 08444 771 000/ www.ticketweb.co.uk
Durham, Live Lounge 0871 230 2360 / www.seetickets.com
Sheffield, University 0114 22 28777 / http://www.shef.ac.uk/union/tickets.php
Liverpool, Academy 2 08444772000 / www.ticketweb.co.uk
Cambridge, Haymakers 01223 511511/ www.wegottickets.com/greenmind
February
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Kingston, Peel 020 8549 5871/ www.banquetrecords.com/shows
Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach 0871 230 2360 / www.seetickets.com
Plymouth, White Rabbit 01752 227522
Yeovil, Orange Box 0870 264 3333 / www.seetickets.com
Leicester, Sub 91 O870 264 3333 / www.sub91.com
Preston, 53 Degrees 0870 264 3333/ www.53degrees.net
Orkney, Fusion 0871 230 2360 / www.seetickets.com
Thurso, Skinandis 0871 230 2360 / www.seetickets.com
Dingwall, Oscars 0871 230 2360 / www.seetickets.com
Stirling, Fu Bar 08444 771 000/ www.ticketweb.co.uk
Tickets are on sale now and are available from the venue box office or via the number / links above.
The band will also be supporting Angels and Airwaves in Europe on the following dates:
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Of Mice and Men
So-Cal rockers, OF MICE & MEN, are set to return to the UK in April. With original vocalist Austin Carlile back on board, this
is sure to be an unmissable tour. They share the bill with Asking Alexandria and Chelsea Grin.
The band comments,
“With having recently made amends with our original vocalist, Austin Carlile, and not after discussing all of our previous
disputes and issues we’ve had with each other (like any other relationship, it’s not always a friendly exchange of happy
words) we’ve collectively decided to return to, or as close to, our original lineup as we could. To be put simply, both OM&M
and Austin want to make another album together because we want give our fans the familiar sound they loved about our
first album and build upon that for our follow up. We were willing to put our differences aside and re-establish our
friendship and love for making music together. We also want to give you all the chance to hear our first album the way it
was intended to be heard since due to prior circumstances. Well, that’s all in the past now!
We greatly appreciate all of our fans sticking with us in 2010 and supporting the band with Jerry. We are also very grateful
that he stepped up to the plate for us and helped us get through the relentless touring schedule we had. With that being
said, we are all extremely excited to be reunited and are going to make another album we are proud of, just like the first
and we hope you are too! There’s no behind the scenes anything, no huge fall out or disrespect towards anyone, contrary to
what you may think or have read/heard. We just want to make the best album we possibly can and we are confident that
together, with the reformed lineup, we will be able to make something amazing.
We have also added a new member, Alan Ashby, who will be playing guitar. Assuming the position of bass will be Shayley
which as many of you saw on a couple Warped Tour dates was an easy transition for him. He will, of course, still be singing.
Tino is on drums, Phil is on guitar and Austin is screaming. A freshly reformed OM&M for 2011. We are really excited for you
to see what we are doing, how we do it, and what to expect!”
OF MICE & MEN w/ASKING ALEXANDRIA and CHELSEA GRIN
APRIL 2011
19.04 - Glasgow Garage
20.04 - Manchester Academy 2
21.04 - Birmingham HMV Institute
22.04 - London Electric Ballroom
OF MICE & MEN ARE: Austin Carlile (vocals), Valentino Arteaga (drums), Shayley Bourget (bass), Phil Manansala (guitar)
and Alan Ashby (guitar).
Anberlin
Back in 2007, Anberlin released what most feel is their best album to date, Cities, which propelled them to stardom.
However their major-label debut on Universal Republic in 2008, New Surrender, came out a as run of the mill and relatively
safe album.
Produced at Blackbird Studios in Nashville, Dark is the Way, Light is a Place is Anberlin's fifth studio album and their first
collaboration with Grammy Award - winning producer Brendan O'Brien (Papa Roach, Stone Temple Pilots, Bruce
Springsteen). O'Brien's power-pop influence can most notably be felt on the album's first release, "Impossible", which is
still climbing the charts.
Frontman Stephen Christian’s promise that this album would be darker, edgier and essentially better than New Surrender,
sort of missed the mark in detailing its sound as, in my opinion, the album is not all that dark or edgy as a whole. In fact,
the first half mostly comprises of tracks seemingly tailor-made for Top-40 radio.
Having said that, existing fans will instantly find something to love in the opening track We Owe This To Ourselves. With
what is easily the biggest and best riff on the album, this song rocks hard and intensely with a catchy, intricate chorus. This
track reached ultimate popularity after it was used as the main theme for this summer’s X-Games on ESPN. The other rifffest on the album is To the Wolves and, while the drum machines and loops in the verse are dubious, the guitars and huge
chorus make this song something that screams to be experienced live.
For a ten track album, Dark Is The Way... does feel a little short and, with a few inferior track in the mix, it certainly isn't a
perfect album. In terms of how it compares to their previous work, it feels fairly obvious that Cities still has yet to be
outdone, but those who were disappointed by New Surrender have the potential to be won back by the rock quintet's
latest effort.
Anberlin are touring the UK this month. You can check them out at one of the following shows:
Nov 12 – Birmingham, Academy 2
Nov 13 – Sheffield, Corporation
Nov 15 – Glasgow, Garage
Nov 16 – Leeds, Cockpit
Nov 17 – Manchester, Academy 2
Nov 19 – Cardiff, Millenium Music Hall
Nov 20 – Norwich, Waterfront
Nov 21 – Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms
Nov 22 – London, Islington Academy
Voodoo Hussy
Voodoo Hussy formed in London in 2006 and, after a few member changes, they finally settled on singer Shabby EliotKatchadourian, guitarists Liz Moses and Romina 'Pyro' Aileru, bassist Naj Bueno and drummer Martin Woodward. For the
last 4 years, Voodoo Hussy has eclipsed the London scene with their punk-rock cabaret sound.
Following front woman Shabby's appearance on Channel 4's 11th and final series of Big Brother in 2010, punk fans were
able to discover one of the underground scene's best kept secrets.
They have played at some legendary London venues such as Cargo, LA2, Clapham Grand and the Islington Academy, whilst
keeping up festival appearances at London Pride 07, Vibration Festival 07 and an unforgettable headline performance at
Brighton Pride 2010 to some 2,000 fans.
The band is now about to embark on a 7 date UK tour in November/December in support of their debut single 'Say You
Love Me'. You can catch their performance, deemed ‘too rock and roll’ by the organisers of the Jack Daniels unsigned band
competition, at one of the following shows:
FRI 26 NOV - PORTSMOUTH - Drift In The City (rescheduled date)
SAT 27 NOV - LONDON - The Relentless Garage (rescheduled date)
SUN 28 NOV - BRISTOL - The Croft
MON 29 NOV - BIRMINGHAM - The Flapper
TUE 30 NOV - MANCHESTER – Moho Live
WED 1 DEC - NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE - O2 Academy 2
THU 2 DEC - GLASGOW - The Cathouse
ALL VENUES 14+
Due to popular demand the London date, it has been rescheduled for Saturday 27th November at the Relentless Garage in
Highbury. The Portsmouth tour date will now be held on Friday November 26th.
All tickets remain valid, so if you have an original ticket for either date these can still be used for the rescheduled tour
dates.
Corey Taylor
The one and only Corey Taylor, front man of Stone Sour and Slipknot, is to release his first solo single, titled ‘[email protected]$’
through Roadrunner Records on 12th December.
How did one of rock’s most untouchable front men decide to record a Christmas single? Corey explains, “I wrote this song
in my kitchen one winter, listening to people bitch about the holidays. Personally, I love the holidays, but they seem to bring
on severe stress in most people. So, I wrote this in honour of crotchety, drunken bastards who don't know the difference
between a yuletide and a tool shed. Plus, I think it's funny. I bet the UK will too. They're some of my favourite people in the
world.”
Last month, during a rare gap in the Stone Sour UK tour, Corey headed over to Metropolis Studios in Chiswick, West
London, and recorded the track in a single afternoon. The lyrics show Corey’s sense of humour and cheek in full force,
hilariously pointing a finger at the Scrooges of the world. However, Taylor’s fun doesn’t stop with just the lyrics, as he even
drops a sneaky ‘Hi Simon!!’ in the single’s fade-out, as a nod to Mr Cowell and his Xmas-hijacking X-Factor squad.
Check out a stream of the track here: http://snd.sc/gQOrv6
You’ll be able to pick up ‘[email protected]$’ from all leading digital retailers, including iTunes, Amazon.co.uk and Play.com and,
generously, Corey has decided to donate proceeds from the Christmas sales to Teenage Cancer Trust.
Meanwhile, Corey and the rest of Stone Sour have been travelling around Europe, on a 10-date sold-out UK run that took
on Glasgow’s SECC arena, Birmingham’s NIA and finished with two nights at London’s famous Hammersmith Apollo. At
one of the Hammersmith shows, Roadrunner Records presented the band with gold discs for last album, ‘Come What(ever)
May’, whilst new album, ‘Audio Secrecy’, which debuted on the UK album chart at No.6 on its release in September,
continues to fly off the shelves. The video for current single, ‘Digital (Did You Tell)’ can be seen on all decent music TV
channels now.
Look out for the video for ‘[email protected]$’ and an interview with Corey about the single at www.roadrunnerrecords.co.uk from
6th December.
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Bullet For My Valentine is set to release their new single ‘Bittersweet Memories’ on December 13 . They are also releasing
a special tour edition of their latest album, ‘Fever’, featuring never released live and session tracks, music videos and a
track by track commentary and have a string of UK arena dates on the way. Lead singer, Matt Tuck, says “’Bitter Sweet
Memories’ is the big rock ballad on the album, it’s a huge anthem and we can't wait to sing it in front of 10,000 fans at
Wembley with their lighters in the air!”.
The full track-listings are as follows:
Tour Edition CD track-listings:
01 Your Betrayal / 02 Fever / 03 The Last Fight / 04 A Place Where You Belong
05 Pleasure And Pain / 06 Alone / 07 Breaking Out, Breaking Down
08 Bittersweet Memories / 09 Dignity / 10 Begging For Mercy / 11 Pretty On The Outside
Bonus tracks:
12 Fever (Live XFM session) / 13 The Last Fight (XFM session)
14 Bittersweet Memories (XFM session)
Tour Edition DVD track-listings:
01 Your Betrayal (Live From Graspop 2010) / 02 Fever (Live From Graspop 2010)
03 Waking The Demon (Live From Graspop 2010) / 04 The Last Fight (Music Video) 05 Your Betrayal (Music Video) / 06 B
Fever’
Album Track-By-Track Commentary
This deluxe edition release is the crowning glory of an amazing year for the band, with Kerrang crowning them Best British
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Band for the 3 year in a row and Metal Hammer fans voting them Best British Band yet again. They have appeared the
covers of Kerrang, Rock Sound, Metal Hammer, Total Guitar and Rhythm in the last 2 months, had 3 Radio 1 play-listed
singles and had ‘Fever’ crash into the US Billboard Chart at number 3 (which has now sold over half a million copies since
its release in April). The band are currently selling out shows worldwide including in Tokyo, Sydney and New York, and will
be hitting Europe before heading back to the UK for their first arena tour in December.
ALL UK December 2010, support from Bring Me The Horizon and Atreyu:
Monday 6 BIRMINGHAM, NIA
Wednesday 8 MANCHESTER, MEN
Thursday 9 GLASGOW, SECC
Saturday 11 CARDIFF, CIA
Sunday 12 LONDON, WEMBLEY ARENA
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Recent press praise for ‘Fever’
‘We all like to think that, at some point in our lives, the planets will align and everything we planned for and dreamed of will
finally happen. The four members of BFMV have recently been in the odd position of not only being certain that such a day
is coming for them, but also knowing exactly when it’s coming. Because, without question, Fever is that day’s sunrise.’ –
Kerrang 5/5 Album of the week
'Fevers are infectious and Bullet For My Valentine’s one is no exception' – The Sun
'There's a strong ear for melody of the type that’s lifted them out of the metal aisle of record shops and into the
mainstream' – The Guardian
‘If you are a Bullet for my Valentine fan, this is going to blow your mind’
Rock Sound album of the month 8/10
‘Probably the best metal album you’ll hear this year’
Total Guitar album of the month 5/5
For more information visit www.bulletformyvalentine.com or www.myspace.com/bulletformyvalentine