Skarlett Riot Release New Single - 'Divide Us'

Skarlett Riot are excited to announce the release of their brand new single – the anthemic ‘Divide Us’.

Taken from their critically acclaimed ‘We Are the Brave’ release, ‘Divide Us’ is a call to arms, a fist in the air salute to the underdog.

Featuring all the trademark elements of Skarlett Riot’s sound; from the crunching guitar riff to Skarlett’s soaring vocals, ‘Divide Us’ further cements Skarlett Riot’s burgeoning reputation as one of the UK’s most exciting young bands. 

 

Hotly tipped UK quartet Skarlett Riot will be appearing at this year’s Camden Rocks festival on May 30th.
Joining the likes of Bullet For My Valentine, Skindred, Funeral For A Friend, Heaven’s Basement, Black Spiders and a whole host of others, Skarlett Riot will be promoting their brand new single, ‘Divide Us’ as well as their acclaimed ‘We Are The Brave’ CD.

Ticketlink: http://camdenrocks.seetickets.com/event/camden-rocks-festival-2015/

Festival Info: www.camdenrocksfestival.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/CamdenRocksFestival 

Facebook event: http://po.st/CRF15

Twitter: @camdenrocksfest

Hashtag: #CamdenRocks

 

Docker's Guild Launch Crowdfunding Campaign

Docker's Guild is very proud to announce the launching the crowdfunding campaign for the release of its second album "The Heisenberg Diaries - Book A: Sounds of Future Past", in partnership with PledgeMusic.

We have prepared over 30 really unique and exciting exclusives for you. You will be part of an exciting journey which only the pledgers will have access to, and contribute in financing not only this album, but also in setting the beginning of production for Docker's Guild 3rd album, "The Mystic Technocracy - Season 2: The Age of Entropy".

 

"Hello everybody!

 

This is Douglas, the creator of Docker’s Guild, a massive prog metal space opera which will unfold through 5 seasons and 9 albums and which features a cast of world class international special guests such as Amanda Somerville (Avantasia), Elize Ryd (Amaranthe), Nita Strauss (Alice Copper), John Payne (Asia), Jeff Watson (Night Ranger), Göran Edman (Malmsteen), Tony Mills (Shy), Anna Portalupi (Tarja Turunen), Guthrie Govan (Asia), Tony Franklin (The Firm), Gregg Bissonette (Duran Duran) and many more!

 

Visit the dark world of The Mystic Technocracy, where a silicon-based techno-organic alien race attempts to wipe out all life on Earth through organized religion, while tormented scientist Jack Heisenberg makes it his mission in life to save humanity. His quest will take him across the universe and on a personal journey from which there is no return.

 

Docker’s Guild debut album “The Mystic Technocracy – Season 1: The Age of Ignorance” was released by Lion Music in 2012 to great critical acclaim. The album collected a huge amount of rave reviews and was voted Best Album of 2012 in several countries, and I even won a Best Keyboardist of the Year award in Sweden.

 

It is now time to give Season 1 a following. The new album “The Heisenberg Diaries – Book A: Sounds of Future Past” is a collection of vintage sci-fi movies and TV series soundtracks reworked in the Docker’s Guild style. A journey of discovery in the past of Dr. Jack Heisenberg, the main character of The Mystic Technocracy, before the events of Season 1, before the Order of the Swan, before the “God gene”, before the dark times….

 

Help us make this dream come true!"

 

We can only do it with your help. Help us carry on the dream!
http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/heisenberga


Docker's Guild: "The Heisenberg Diaries - Book A" Album - www.pledgemusic.com

 

Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson Given The All Clear

We are very happy to announce that following his recent MRI Scan, Bruce was today officially given the all-clear by his specialists.

 

Bruce says,

 

“I would like to thank the fantastic medical team who have been treating me for the last few months, resulting in this amazing outcome. It’s been tough on my family and in many ways it was harder for them than me. I’d also like to send a heartfelt thanks to all our fans for their kind words and thoughts. I’m a firm believer in trying to maintain a positive attitude, and the encouragement from the global Maiden family meant a great deal to me. Right now, I’m feeling extremely motivated and can’t wait to get back to business as usual, as soon as I can!”

 

Rod Smallwood continues,

 

“We are of course all absolutely delighted that Bruce’s doctors have pronounced him free of cancer. Although Bruce is naturally eager to resume Maiden activities, it will take a while before he is completely back to full strength, as we explained previously. Because of this, the band will not be touring or playing any shows until next year. We know our fans will understand the situation and, like us, would prefer to wait until Bruce is back to his usual indefatigable levels of fitness before going out on the road.

For now, the focus will be on putting the finishing touches to the new Iron Maiden studio album and that is what we will be concentrating on over the coming weeks. The release however will definitely be this year. Meanwhile, I’d like to echo Bruce’s words and thank all Maiden fans. You have been incredibly patient, putting Bruce’s health and well-being first during this difficult time and the band and I appreciate all your positive support.”

THE OTHER - EUROPE’S PREMIER HORROR PUNK ROCK BAND’S NEW ‘FEAR ITSELF’ STUDIO ALBUM UNLEASHED JUNE 22nd ON SPV

Europe’s Number One Horror Punk Rock band The Other are set to unleash their mighty sixth studio album, ‘Fear Itself’, as a digipak CD, and as a double vinyl gatefold album, with printed inner sleeves (+ CD), on Steamhammer / SPV on June 22nd. The Other have also lined up a UK headline tour in November; dates are:-
 

09.11.15 Manchester – Tiger Lounge
10.11.15 Leicester – The Shed
11.11.15 Nottingham - The Old Angel
12.11.15 Birmingham – Scruffy Murphy’s
13.11.15 London – The Purple Turtle
14.11.15 Brighton –Green Door Store
 
There are phases in life which you want to leave behind as quickly as possible, as The Other know only too well. Although their album ‘The Devils You Know’ and subsequent tour of Germany marked a major step in the right direction in 2012, the band surrounding front-man Rod Usher soon suffered a number of severe setbacks when they found themselves having to cope with two significant personnel changes – which also meant a 50% exodus of their former line-up, leaving Rod Usher and drummer Doc Caligari to their own devices. “Of course we asked ourselves: quo vadis?” Usher confesses, “but from the beginning Doc and I were determined to keep going, no matter what. Now we know that sometimes you have to wade through a vale of tears to create an atmosphere of departure.”
 
The band owes its newfound optimism to guitarists Pat Laveau and Ben Crowe, plus bassist Aaron Torn, who not only complete the line-up perfectly, but have also made the band stylistically more diverse thanks to the conscious distribution of the guitar parts onto two pairs of shoulders. You want proof? All you have to do is listen to the new album ‘Fear Itself’, a dark grab bag packed with the most powerful horror punk worldwide, the way only The Other are capable of creating it. Usher: “Our new band members have contributed lots of ideas to the new album, so our musical range is more diverse than ever before.”
 
Usher is referring to tracks such as ‘In The Dark’, a Cult influenced goth rock number with a melancholy 80’s feel to its chorus, the sinister ‘Doll Island - Isla De Las Muñecas’ with it references to Glenn Danzig and his band, and to ‘Nie mehr’, the traditional The Other metal opener, for the first time featuring German-language lyrics.
 
Of course there are also those punk rock tracks with sing-along chorus parts which are so typical of The Other, for example ‘Bloodsucker’ and ‘The Price You Pay’, both more than likely to become real live faves. Other highlights on the album are ‘Screams In The Black House’, fast and melodic, emotional and dark, with a twin-guitar solo and hints of Iron Maiden and Thin Lizzy thrown in. Usher: “The lyrics are about that sinister hut in the forest that everybody remembers from their childhood. Only here we’ve also got a bogey man.” ‘Rise’ is very much in the tradition of older material such as ‘Hyde Inside’ and ‘Howling At The Moon’, Usher’s lyrics bringing to mind Edgar Allan Poe and his motto “The death of a beautiful woman is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world”.
 

***The first single plus video from the album is entitled ‘Dreaming Of The Devil’***

 

Usher states that “It’s about women who feel strangely attracted to bad guys. We can tell you a thing or two about that, and that’s what we’ve done in this song. Even if it’s wrapped in a horror story with the devil cast in an erotic part.”
 
So The Other obviously continue to have a penchant for unusual subject matter, as the
album title hints: the term ‘Fear Itself’  is part of a quote (“nothing to fear but fear itself”) by former US president Franklin D. Roosevelt and refers to an unfounded fear that’s impossible to define (like the spider featured on the album’s cover artwork), but also the fear of new directions/decisions/risks (like the labyrinth on the cover).
 
Like its predecessor ‘The Devils You Know’, ‘Fear Itself’ was produced by Waldemar Sorychta (Grip Inc., Tiamat, Moonspell), who was also responsible for the powerful final mix of ‘New Blood’ (2010). As far as The Other are concerned, Sorychta is the ideal producer, or, as Usher puts it: “There could be no better producer for The Other than Waldemar, with the exception of Bob Ezrin (Alice Cooper, Kiss) and Rick Rubin (Metallica, Danzig, The Cult) perhaps.”
 
And there could be nobody better than Daniel Madden and the Figurenwerkstatt Ruland replica workshop to create the Rod Usher and Doc Caligari collectible dolls and The Other wall plaque. So The Other mark 2015 continue to be a multimedia spectacle, a real Eldorado for horror fans and collectors. ‘Fear Itself’ is the perfect soundtrack for that scene.
 

www.the-other.de / www.spv.de

BURNING POINT: new lyric video & single "Find Your Soul" available!

Finnish power metallers BURNING POINT have released their new (digital) single "Find Your Soul" today, accompanied by a lyric video.


"Find Your Soul" comes off the band's upcoming album, simply tiled "Burning Point", which will be unleashed on June 12th (EU) / July 7th in the US.


"Burning Point" marks the first release with new vocalist Nitte Valo (ex-Battle Beast). The album consists of 5 brand new songs and 6 re-recorded Burning Point classic tracks.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


We Butter the Bread with Butter - new video for 4th single "Berlin, Berlin!"

Good news: WE BUTTER THE BREAD WITH BUTTER decided to put out another new video and song from "Wieder Geil!", out on May 22nd.


After releasing the songs "Ich mach was mit Medien","Bang Bang Bang" and "Anarchy" here's the video for the 4th single "Berlin, Berlin!".

THE NEW BLACK to support Black Label Society on German shows

German rockers THE NEW BLACK will support Black Label Society on their upcoming German shows:

06.07. Saarbrücken, Garage
07.07. Würzburg, Posthalle Würzburg
11.07. Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn
19.07. München, Backstage
04.08. Köln, Live Music Hall

CRUCIFIED BARBARA LAUNCH NEW SINGLE, "LUNATIC #1" ON 19 MAY

Swedish female hard rock sensations, Crucified Barbara, continue their worldwide takeover with the May 19th release of the new single, "Lunatic #1", which comes from their latest album, In the Red, on Despotz Records.
 
The frantically paced track, has an accompanying video, directed by Magnus Ewald, featuring the girls running through a pasture intercut with live shots taken from a special performance for select fans at Stockholm's Stampen club, which can be viewed here.
 
Frontwoman, Mia Coldheart says, "This is one of our favorite tracks on the album, it's fun and powerful to play live and brings energy to the crowd! The lyrics are about being in a team with someone special and together you become unstoppable - invincible! Lunatic is named after one of the best show jumping horses in Sweden, I met his rider Jens Fredricson two years ago and he talked about how much you need to work and dedicate time to reach your goals and the top, and the inspiring meeting with him gave me the final strength and inspiration I needed to give 110% to finish the In the Red album. I thought the name of his best team player would be perfect to name this song. Together all of us in the band made our best album so far."
 
Crucified Barbara kick off their US tour, supporting Girlschool, on 20 May in Ramona, CA, running through to 14 June in Brooklyn.  The tour dates are as follows:
 
5/20         Ramona, CA - Ramona Mainstage
5/21         Las Vegas, NV - Vamp’d
5/22         Los Angeles, CA - Whisky
5/24         San Francisco, CA - Slims
5/27         Portland, OR - Bossanova Ballroom
5/28         Seattle, WA - Studio 7
5/29         Vancouver, BC - Venue
5/31         Bozeman, MT - The Fault Line
6/3           Kansas City, MO - The Scene
6/4           Fridley, MN - GB Leighton’s Pickle Park
6/5           Chicago, IL - Reggies
6/6           Westland, MI - Token Lounge
6/7           Toronto, ON - The Hard Luck
6/9           Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom
6/11         Ottawa, ON - Mavericks
6/12         Montreal, QC - Katacombs
6/13         Londonderry, NH  - Tupelo Music Hall
6/14         Brooklyn, NY - Saint Vitus
 
Related sites:
 
www.crucifiedbarbara.com
www.facebook.com/crucifiedbarbara
http://www.youtube.com/crucifiedbarbaratv
http://merchnow.com/catalogs/despotz-records
http://merchnow.com/catalogs/crucified-barbara
 
 

JOE SATRIANI NOVEMBER 2015 UK TOUR WITH SPECIAL GUEST DAN PATLANSKY

Legendary guitarist, JOE SATRIANI, announces plans to release his 15th solo studio album, Shockwave Supernova, on 24th July, making him one of the first to utilise the new "Friday, Global Release Day" for music. 

 

It would be easy to call Shockwave Supernova a "masterpiece" or "the last word on guitar" from the world’s most commercially successful solo guitar performer. Satch, however, sees it much more personally. He has consistently advanced the artistry of the instrument; an effort he dedicated himself to on 18th September, 1970, the day his idol Jimi Hendrix died.

 

Recorded late last year at Skywalker Sound in Lucas Valley, CA, Satriani assembled the dynamic trio of world-class musicians who had recently been part of his global tour; renowned keyboardist and guitarist Mike Keneally, a veteran of several Satch outings and recordings; along with drumming whiz Marco Minnemann and bass extraordinaire Bryan Beller. "I couldn’t have asked for a better band to help bring these songs to life," says Satriani.

 

The album also sees Satriani once again joining forces co-producer and engineer John Cuniberti. Satch and Cuniberti share production on Shockwave Supernova, as they have on numerous albums – their shared history dates back to the guitar star’s 1986 debut album, Not Of This Earth and its follow-up, the platinum-selling, critically acclaimed, Surfing with the Alien.

 

Minnemann and Beller handle the bulk of Shockwave Supernova’s rhythmic duties, with the exception of four cuts – the driving "Keep On Movin’," full of wondrous Satch guitar wizardry and Keneally’s playful piano, "In My Pocket," a deliciously greasy, souped-up take on Swing, along with "Crazy Joey" (a deliriously effervescent romp) and "Scarborough Stomp" (a relentless upbeat rocker) – find Satriani joined by another powerhouse rhythm section: the esteemed drummer Vinnie Colaiuta (whose work includes the likes of Frank Zappa, Sting, Paul Simon, among others) and Jane’s Addiction bassist Chris Chaney (whose resume includes Alanis Morrisette, Celine Dion and Rob Zombie, to name a few).

 

Recently, during the final performance of his two-year Unstoppable Momentum tour, Satriani had an epiphany; he found himself, "playing the guitar with my teeth an awful lot. I thought, ‘Why are you doing this?’ It’s as if something else, or somebody else, was driving me to do it." Satriani seized upon this moment of self-realisation as the springboard and creative centre for his alter ego "Shockwave Supernova," the outlandish and extroverted ‘performance side’ of the normally shy and reserved guitar virtuoso. With this new persona as partner, Satriani launched his wildly ambitious 15th solo album, Shockwave Supernova.

 

In a creative and engaging alternative venture, Satriani, a lifelong science fiction fan, has reached out to the future, through the medium of animation. Finally recognizing the on-stage symmetry with his alter ego allowed Satriani to also take a risk on this particular style of storytelling. He says, "Guitarist Ned Evett and I have created an animated series called Crystal Planet. The actual Crystal Planet is our very own Earth, set billions of years in the future. The hero of the show uses music generated by a unique electric guitar to travel through time while the show’s characters struggle to preserve the future and past of humankind."  More information on Crystal Planet and how and where fans will view the series will be coming shortly.

 

Fans are now able to pre-order the new album with an exclusive signed poster only at satriani.com. Joe will be selecting art for the poster from fan submitted art – check Joe’s Facebook page for more details. The album is available for pre-order on Amazon and iTunes and will also be available to order as 2 LP 120 gram vinyl.

 

Album Tracklist

 

1.   Shockwave Supernova
2.   Lost In A Memory
3.   Crazy Joey
4.   In My Pocket
5    On Peregrine Wings
6.   Cataclysmic
7.   San Francisco Blue
8.   Keep On Movin’
9.   All of My Life
10. A Phase I’m Going Through
11. Scarborough Stomp
12. Butterfly and Zebra
13. If There Is No Heaven
14. Stars Race Across The Sky
15. Goodbye Supernova

 

 

 

As was previously announced, Satriani and Steve Vai, will perform at a third benefit concert in support of music industry veteran and their good friend, Cliff Cultreri. "A Benefit for Cliff III" is set for Friday, June 12th at 8pm at Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles. This event will feature performances by Satriani and Vai, as well as special guests, Animals As Leaders. In addition, Satriani and Vai, along with other artists, have graciously donated various items to be auctioned at the event. Among these items are autographed guitars as well as a chance to join Satriani’s "G4 Camp" taking place June 28 – July 2 in Cambria, CA.

 

24 HOUR TICKET HOTLINE: 0844 888 9991.  BOOK ONLINE: WWW.TICKETLINE.CO.UK.  ALL TICKETS PRICED £38.00 AND £34.50.  START TIME ON ALL SHOWS: 7:30 PM

MANCHESTER O2 APOLLO
Sunday 1st November 2015
Box Office: 08444 777 677
Tickets: £38.00 / £34.50
www.02apollomanchester.co.uk


Stockport Road, Higher Ardwick, Manchester, M12 6AP

BIRMINGHAM SYMPHONY HALL
Monday 2nd November 2015
Box Office: 0121 780 3333 / 0121 357 0000
Tickets: £38.00 / £34.50
www.thsh.co.uk


Broad Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B1 2EA

GLASGOW ROYAL CONCERT HALL
Tuesday 3rd November 2015
Box Office: 0141 353 8000
Tickets: £38.00 / £34.50
www.glasgowconcerthalls.com


2 Sauciehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3NY

SHEFFIELD CITY HALL
Wednesday 4th November 2015
Box Office: 01142 789 789
Tickets: £38.00 / £34.50
www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk


Sheffield City Hall, Barkers Pool, Sheffield, S1 2JA

CARDIFF ST. DAVID’S HALL
Thursday 5th November 2015
Box Office: 029 2087 8444
Tickets: £38.00 / £34.50
Email: SDHboxoffice@cardiff.gov.uk
www.stdavidshallcardiff.co.uk


The Hayes, Cardiff, CF10 1AH

SOUTHEND CLIFFS PAVILION
Saturday 7th November 2015
Box Office: 01702 351 135
Tickets: £38.00 / £34.50
https://southendtheatres.org.uk


Southend Cliffs Pavilion, Station Road
Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS0 7RA

BRISTOL COLSTON HALL
Sunday 8th November 2015
Box Office: 0117 922 3686
Tickets: £38.00 / £34.50
www.colstonhall.org


Colston Street, Bristol, BS1 5AR

PORTSMOUTH GUILDHALL
Monday 9th November 2015
Box Office: 02392 824 355
Tickets: £38.00 / £34.50
www.portsmouthguildhall.org.uk


Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square,
Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 2AB

LONDON EVENTIM HAMMERSMITH APOLLO
Tuesday 10th November 2015
Box Office: 0844 249 4300
Tickets: £38.00 / £34.50
www.eventimapollo.com


LONDON EVENTIM HAMMERSMITH APOLLO
Tuesday 10th November 2015
Box Office: 0844 249 4300
Tickets: £38.00 / £34.50
www.eventimapollo.com
London Eventim Hammersmith Apollo
45 Queen Caroline Street, London, W6 9QH