MOTOR SISTER announce first ever UK tour in January

MOTOR SISTER who feature Mother Superior founder, guitarist, and vocalist Jim Wilson fronting the band, with Anthrax's Scott Ian on guitar, Pearl Aday on backing vocals, Joey Vera on bass, and John Tempesta on drums have announced they will hit the UK for the first time ever in January 2016 to play ten in-your-face shows. And they can’t wait:


Jim Wilson - "Motor Sister in the UK! Get down and get with it!"


Scott Ian – “Motor Sister was born at a crazy party in the jam room at our house, just the five of us rocking our asses off. And now we get to bring that party to the UK!!! It's a privilege my friends! See you soon.


Pearl Aday – “We love the UK. No better place to start bringing Motor Sister to the world. We'll see you there, friends! Cheers, love, rock.”


Check out the video for “Beg, Borrow, Steal” here:


See them up close here:


MOTOR SISTER + Jared James Nichols + The Bastard Sons


January 2016


6th         MILTON KEYNES – Craufurd Arms

7th         LOWESTOFT – Aquarium

8th         GRIMSBY – Yardbirds

9th         NOTTINGHAM – Rescue Rooms

10th         WOLVERHAMPTON – Slade Rooms

12th         GLASGOW – Cathouse

13th         YORK – Fibbers

14th         MANCHESTER – Sound Control

15th         SHEFFIELD – Corporation

16th         LONDON – Underworld


Support will come from JARED JAMES NICHOLS who recently release his debut album Old Glory And The Wild Revival and opening will be The Bastard Sons.


MOTOR SISTER was originally assembled to jam for Scott Ian's fiftieth birthday party. Thanks to Scott's wife Pearl Aday, who has been working on her solo career with Mother Superior front man Jim Wilson for years, all it took was a quick phone call and the stage was literally set for Scott's dream gig.

Enthralled at the idea of making a record of his favorite Mother Superior songs, Ian emailed producer Jay Ruston (Anthrax, Steel Panther) and asked if he thought it was possible to recapture the same spontaneous energy MOTOR SISTER generated at their makeshift gig, and if an album could be recorded quickly.

Ride was released to great acclaim earlier this year on Metal Blade Records and debuted on the Billboard charts after its first week of release. The album cracked the top 10 with the #9 position on the Billboard New Artist (Heatseekers) chart.


"All you really need to know about Ride is that it kicks a massive amount of ass" Revolver Magazine


"The retro rock and roll band that you didn't even know you were missing in your life until right now!"


"This is kick ass classic sounding hard rock! Blazing guitars, great vocals and songs! Everything I love most about hard rock music in one killer album." Eddie Trunk

Australian based thrashers Harlott debut new track on Rock Hard Germany

Forged in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Australia, Harlott are one of the finest examples of modern thrash. Taking their influence from the 80's bay area thrash scene, and blending it with the Teutonic melody and grit, they focus on high energy, up tempo music with lyrical influence from war, religion, chaos, and the human condition. Unrivaled in live concerts, an aggressive recognizable sound, clinical musicianship, and a classic 'Aussie' sense of humor have earned Harlott a strong and dedicated fan base, which continues to grow every day.

Harlott's debut release Origin blew audiences away with its unrelenting speed, ferocious sound, and hook driven riffs, and did much to solidify Harlott as an up and coming force to be reckoned with. Their follow up release, Proliferation, proves that the band means business, and surpasses the fury heard on their previous album, Origin.

In collaboration with Rock Hard Germany, we now present the second single 'Cross Contamination' exclusive at HERE!

Listen to the first single 'Denature' and pre-order your copy of Proliferation at

Harlott are hungry for global exposure, and in October 2015, they will be dominating Europe with Canada's Annihilator, the first step in what is to be a long and grueling career in total devastation!

Annihilator + HARLOTT + Archer

30/09/15 UK - Birmingham - O2 Academy
01/10/15 IE - Dublin - Button Factory
02/10/15 UK - Glasgow - O2 ABC2
03/10/15 UK - Sheffield - O2 Academy
04/10/15 UK - London - O2 Academy Islington
06/10/15 FR - Paris - Divan du Monde
08/10/15 ES - Bilbao - Santana 27
09/10/15 PT - Porto - Hard Club
10/10/15 ES - Madrid - But
11/10/15 ES - Barcelona - Razzmatazz 2
13/10/15 CH - Pratteln - Z7
14/10/15 IT - Brescia - Circolo Colony
15/10/15 SI - Ljubljana - Kino Siska
16/10/15 SR - Belgrade - Dom Omladine
17/10/15 RO - Bucharest - Maximum Rock Festival
19/10/15 HU - Budapest - A38
20/10/15 AT - Wörgl - Komma
21/10/15 AT - Wien - Szene
22/10/15 CZ - Zlin - Masters of Rock Café
23/10/15 PL - Krakow - Fabryka
24/10/15 PL - Warsaw - Proxima
25/10/15 DE - Berlin - Lido
27/10/15 DK - Kolding - Godset
28/10/15 DE - Hamburg - Grünspan
29/10/15 DE - Aschaffenburg - Colos-Saal
30/10/15 DE - München - Backstage Halle
31/10/15 DE - Karlsruhe - Substage
02/11/15 DE - Nürnberg - Hirsch
03/11/15 LU - Luxemburg - Den Atelier
04/11/15 NL - Tilburg - 013
05/11/15 NL - Haarlem - Patronaat
06/11/15 BE - Kortrijk - De Kreun
07/11/15 DE - Bochum - Zeche
08/11/15 DE - Köln - Underground

Andrew Hudson - Guitar/Vocals
Ryan Butler - Lead Guitar
Tomas Richards - Bass
Tim Joyce - Drums


Joe Bonamassa will release ‘Live At Radio City Music Hall’ on 2nd October via Provogue/Mascot Label Group. The live concert will be released on DVD+CD, Blu-ray+CD, and 180 gram 2LP vinyl with free MP3 download code.


The live release was filmed over his two sold out shows on 23rd and 24th January 2015 at the iconic Radio City Music Hall  in the heart of New York City.  It’s the largest and most iconic music theatre in the world.  Joe’s father would take Joe to Radio City as a boy to see shows in the city, and it had forever been his dream venue to play as a musician.


Download a free mp3 of “One Less Cross To Bear” taken from the album “Live At Radio City Music Hall” by clicking the following web link –


Live At Radio City Music Hall dovetails Joe Bonamassa’s 8- date October 2015 UK tour, which kicks off at Newcastle Metro Arena (Wednesday Oct 21), followed by dates at Liverpool Echo Arena (Friday Oct 23), Leeds First Direct Arena (Saturday Oct 24), Nottingham Capital FM Arena (Sunday Oct 25), Cardiff Motorpoint Arena (Tuesday Oct 27), Bournemouth BIC (Wednesday Oct 28), and two dates at Brighton BIC (Friday October 30 & Saturday Oct 31). Tickets are available from or 0844 493 6666.  Click here for more info about the live album - 


Joe Bonamassa “Live At Radio City Music Hall” CD TRACK LISTING:


1.       I Can't Be Satisfied

2.       One Less Cross To Bear

3.       Living On The Moon

4.       I Gave Up Everything For You, 'Cept The Blues

5.       Dust Bowl

6.       Trouble Town 

7.       Still Water    

8.       Different Shades Of Blue

9.       Happier Times

10.    Never Give All Your Heart

11.    Hidden Charms 

12.    Love Ain't A Love Song

13.    So, What Would I Do?


Joe Bonamassa “Live At Radio City Music Hall” VIDEO TRACK LISTING:


1.       Bite The Big Apple (titles)  

2.       Dust Bowl

3.       Trouble Town

4.       Still Water    

5.       Different Shades Of Blue

6.       The Huckleberries - Introducing the acoustic band

7.       Black Lung Heartache

8.       Happier Times

9.       Never Give All Your Heart

10.    Hidden Charms

11.    Living On The Moon

12.    I Can't Be Satisfied

13.    Double Trouble

14.    One Less Cross To Bear    

15.    Love Ain't A Love Song

16.    Introducing the Electric Band

17.    "Happy Birthday Mom!"

18.    I Gave Up Everything For You, 'Cept The Blues

19.    So, What Would I Do?

Bonus Featurette:

1.       Bite The Big Apple - (behind-the-scenes) 45 minutes

Gone By Tomorrow Hit The Road For September UK Shows

Gone By Tomorrow have recently announced a series of UK tour dates for September with Opheon. With a brand new EP 'Blank Future' out really soon, you can be sure that these shows will be your first opportunity to hear the new material in the bands unique powerhouse performances.

Catch them at a show near you soon:

1st September     Southampton, Talking Heads
4th September     Hastings, Flairz
6th September     Portsmouth, Drift

Blank Future EP Out 16th October 2015

In a music scene that has become so over saturated with sound-a-like cookie cutter bands, how does a band stand out above their peers? That is a challenge that Southampton 5 piece Gone By Tomorrow faced, and the end result is the new EP 'Blank Future'. Produced by Sam and Joe Graves at Innersound Studios (Asking Alexandria, Glamour of the Kill, Ben Bruce, Yashin), the EP is set for release on the 16th of October 2015.

Taking elements from many areas across the rock spectrum, Gone By Tomorrow have armed themselves with catchy choruses, shredding riffs, powerful dynamic breakdowns and much more to create an individual sound that sits within the metalcore genre, without getting lost amongst the crowd. With a solid fan base, earned from prestigious support slots, including The Word Alive, Our Last Night, Ghost Town, The Color Morale and Hacktivist, festival appearances such as Butserfest, Takedown and Messtival and a headline UK tour, Gone By Tomorrow are only heading up 

'Blank Future' Tracklisting
1. Undefined
2. Outspoken
3. I Saved Latin, What Did You Ever Do
4. Here's To You, Dearest Enemy
5. Not The Only Ones
6. The Homecoming

Gone By Tomorrow are:
Lewis Smyth - Vocals
Luke Smithson - Guitar/Vocals
Aaron Slater - Guitar
Mike Barton - Bass 
Samuel Brady - Drums

chART UK Children's Hospice Arts auctions are now in full swing!

EUROPE and BLACK STAR RIDERS very kindly signed a guitar and a drumhead to help us raise much needed funds.

Direct link to the auction:…

The money raised from the signed guitar would be used for our latest project: chART are honoured to be working with St Oswald's Children’s Hospice Newcastle and Sage Gateshead in 2015/16. This will give the young adults and children of St Oswald’s the opportunity to take part in some exciting music sessions organised by the fabulous Sage Gateshead for a whole year. We are donating the initial £2000 (Funded by the auction of guitars signed by Bryan Adams and Queen) but we need to raise a further £3000 to fund the provision of activities over the course of the year. The funds already raised will enable participation in different genres of music during the first three quarters of the year. 


Options will include beat box, classical, pop, rock, steel and instrument making with the aim to provide a celebration of the different genres in the fourth quarter with the additional funds raised from this appeal. 

Each activity will have roughly 4 visits from Sage Gateshead and provide an interactive music making experience. All age ranges will be included over the year and each child’s strength and abilities will be catered for. Music can play such an important role – the aim of these sessions is to give the children and young adults the opportunity to enjoy music they might not otherwise have experienced and to increase the confidence of the children and young adults, both as an individual and within the group. 


Everyone at chART works voluntarily so all funds raised go directly to helping the children and their families. In addition to our volunteer teams, we work with Arts Professionals, developing contacts with individuals and organizations who can help us to bring the arts to hospices. We support arts and music therapists and artists in residence by identifying area’s where we can help; our volunteers may work closely with them in arts, crafts, music and drama sessions." 


Suzanne Price, chART – Children’s Hospice Arts

DRAGONY announce “Shadowplay” guest appearance by Zak Stevens:

As on our first album, we are once again thrilled to welcome a very special guest on our upcoming record, and this time it is none other than former SAVATAGE and TRANS SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA vocalist and current singer for CIRCLE II CIRCLE, Zak Stevens!

One of the most prolific and charismatic singers in the history of Metal, he has lent his voice to immortal classics such as “Edge Of Thorns”, “Handful Of Rain” and “Dead Winter Dead”, has just rocked the WACKEN OPEN AIR as part of a historical two stage performance with SAVATAGE and the TSO, and we are very honored to have Zak on board for our upcoming album “Shadowplay” (out fall 2015), where he will contribute guest vocals to the song “The Silent Sun”."

Here is a little teaser for you from the upcoming album: watch?v=Qhvz-XOQK4Q

This is definitely going to be stormy! German Doomsters AHAB are drawing closer to the release of their upcoming album The Boats Of The Glen Carrig, which is coming out worldwide on August, 28th via Napalm Records.

Today the four guys have unveiled a very nice studio video for the track “The Isle“ which gives an exclusive look and insight into the recording process.   See them not only in the studio, but also live on tour on these upcoming dates:

02.11.15 PARIS, FR - GLAZART
07.11.15 PRATTELN, CH -  Z 7
12.12.15 NL - Eindhoven / Eindhoven Metal Meeting

For More Info Visit:

Kagoule stream video for ‘Made of Concrete’

Debut album Urth released 21st August 2015 via Earache // Band play Rough Trade East in-store on the day of release.  New EU tour dates announced


Nottingham’s Kagoule release their debut album Urth this Friday and are streaming the self-made video to their BBC Radio 6 Music playlisted single ‘Made of Concrete’. Devised, shot and edited by the band in one day, the DIY video is an ode to David Lynch that asks a lot more questions than it answers. Watch now on YouTube.


Kagoule will celebrate the release of Urth with a free in-store show at Rough Trade East this Friday. The album is currently Rough Trade’s Album of the Month and has already seen some incredible reviews. 

Despite not being out of their teens, Kagoule have created an album of true depth and creativity, with MOJO labelling them “superior grunge-schooled rock” (4/5) and Kerrang! saying “the potential here is terrifying” (4/5). 


Kagoule also announce some new tour dates, including upcoming shows with METZ and Sleaford Mods. 

Urth can now be pre-ordered via iTunes and Earache Records.


Tour dates

Aug. 13 - Nottingham, UK - Rough Trade instore
Aug. 21 - London, UK - Rough Trade East instore
Sep. 17 – Vienna, Austria – Arena 3 Raum Bar w/ Ball Park Music 
Sep. 18 – Berlin, Germany - Magnet
Sep.22 – Hannover, Germany - Lux
Sep. 25 – Dusseldorf, Germany – Zakk w/ METZ
Sep. 26 – Hambury, Germany – Reeperbahn Festival
Sep. 27 – Leipzeig, Germany - Ilses Erika w/ Ball Park Music
Sep. 28 – Prague, Czech Republic – Basement Bar
Sep. 30 – Cologne, Germany – Blue Shell w/ Ball Park Music
Oct. 01 – Brussels, Belgium - Witloof Bar @ Botanique
Oct. 03 – Portsmouth, UK – Dials Festival w/ Black Honey + Hooton Tennis Club
Oct. 09 – Nottingham, UK – Rock City w/ Sleaford Mods
Oct. 10 – Leeds, UK – Beacons Metro w/ Traams, Pins, Crushed Beaks
Oct. 18 – Manchester, UK – Carefully Planned Festival
Oct. 23 – All Years Leaving Festival w/ The Wytches, Speedy Ortiz, Chastity Belt

Operation Mindcrime

What would you do if you discovered the key to changing the way we view the world, the way we look at time, the way we travel, and could essentially change the human condition - for better or for worse?

 The Key is part one of an epic musical trilogy from iconic metal vocalist Geoff Tate, and it initiates that very question within a web of international politics, the world economy and social ethos. It is the debut album under Tate's new Operation: Mindcrime banner, a creative platform that continues in the spirit of the historic album of the same name, spawning concepts as grand as the music, and intertwining the intensity of the former Queensryche vocalist's iconic past with the provocative, progressive mindset that has made him one of music's most resolute forces and frontmen.
Geoff Tate has sold more than 25 million records at the helm of Queensryche, the band he fronted for 30 years from their inception through 2012, earning three Grammy nominations, five MTV Music Video Award nomimations, and one MTV Music Video Award along the way. The landmark concept album Operation: Mindcrime thrust Tate's unique social consciousness, style and expertly crafted lyrics into the national spotlight in 1988, and was followed by Empire in 1990, the album that delivered Queensryche to arena-headlining status and sold more than three million albums on the back of hit singles and radio staples "Silent Lucidity" and "Jet City Woman." By the time the band released Promised Land in 1994, Geoff Tate was universally acknowledged as one of the greatest frontmen in rock and metal, and a driving force behind one of the most innovative bands in mainstream music. From Mindcrime and Promised Land through 2009's overlooked gem American Soldier - Tate's ambitious concept album that explores the consequences of war as told through the voices of veterans - Tate's 13-album tenure with Queensryche was marked by exploration, intrigue, bold risks and gratifying results.
The Keycontinues in that fine tradition.
"Musically, this album is quite adventurous," says Tate of his first release in a new worldwide deal with Frontiers Music SRL. "Of course there are key elements in the music, melody and phrasings that are really identifiable, but throughout my career I've opened my eyes and ears to new standards and arrangements, and that's what keeps things fresh and exciting as an artist - we've thrown out the rules for this record, and it's been really liberating. I'm a fan of old prog, and that music didn't stick to rules. It's inspiring and enjoyable to be able to explore, and it's great being in a position to write without constraints."
The results are a series of albums that don't languish in nostalgia, instead offering listeners an opportunity to delve into a world of ideas and inspiration that Tate has been nurturing for the better portion of the last decade. Instead of asking, "Who killed Mary?", Operation: Mindcrime now asks, "What are the implications of changing the world?"
 "Like every album I've ever done, people will hear and experience it differently, and that is something that I look forward to," continues Tate. "Music is an intimate experience - your inspirations are unique to you, and will be heard differently through every set of ears and experiences - but isn't that really what makes art exciting? It inspires us all in different ways and for different reasons, and this album is no different. There are quite a few sections of this album that help propel the story with segues and dialogue, but the lyrics don't lay out a breadcrumb trail and tell the story in a linear fashion, there's a puzzle. We have several characters, and three other people singing lead vocals on the first album. That made it even more fun for me and helps give the album its own special character.
"Musically, there's quite a smorgasbord, we've played with sound and established a sound palate - heavy guitar, obviously, cool drumming... all the music is very sophisticated, and there are interesting time changes, the band is playing with different countings and we switch throughout each piece. We can perform the verse in one feel, the bridge in another, and transition to a new chorus, very challenging stuff and lots of different sounds that people probably haven't heard on one of my albums before - new and different guitar sounds and vocal treatments, very dynamic stuff."
Joining Tate on The Key are a hard-hitting cast of familiar faces and new collaborators: bass players Dave Ellefson [Metal Allegiance] and John Moyer [Disturbed, Adrenaline Mob], drummers Simon Wright [AC/DC], Scott Mercado [Candlebox] and Brian Tichy [Billy Idol, Ozzy Osbourne], guitarists Kelly Gray [Queensryche] and Scott Moughton [Geoff Tate], keyboardist Randy Gane [Myth] and vocalist Mark Daly [The Voodoos]. Tate makes one point exceptionally clear - Operation: Mindcrime isn't a band, it is a musical project of like-minded people uniting to achieve a common goal. While the songwriting rests predominantly on the shoulders of Tate, Gray and Gane, it's up to every contributor to add their influence and help color the landscape.
"The songs on these records tell a story, and each song is a scene or chapter - every scene is different. The words tell the story, the musical bed, the chord progressions and melodies, they set the pace. That's how I envisioned this album in total, very theatrical and definitely cinematic.
"How do we describe passion?" Tate asks in conclusion, cautiously answering his own question: "Music is a personal journey, and all you can do is write what moves you. That's what passion is - it's so difficult, yet it's such an important human emotion. There are moments on this record that really impact me, the questions raised and the music those questions are set to... I don't know if it will have that same effect on everyone else, but that's where my passion and their passion meet. I do this because I love doing it. I love touring and I love playing live, performing with like-minded people in front of like-minded audiences, and being there in the moment together when all of our passions collide."
And if, in the process, Geoff Tate can tell a story that turns people on end and keeps them talking long after the music has stopped playing? That's not just icing on the cake, that's what it's all about...
That is Operation: Mindcrime.


Tracklisting:  Choices; Burn; Re-Inventing The Future; Ready To Fly; Discussions In A Smoke Filled Room; Life Or Death?; The Stranger; Hearing Voice; On Queue; An Ambush Of Sadness; Kicking In The Door; The Fall.
GEOFF TATE • Vocals, Keyboards, Saxophone
KELLY GRAY • Guitars, Vocals
SCOTT MOUGHTON • Guitars, Vocals
RANDY GANE • Keyboards
SCOTT MERCADO • Drums, Dulcimer
Recorded by Kelly Gray

NOCTUM announce extra UK headline date

"Until Then…Until The End" 7" single out now.  Summer tour with Steelwing in August/September! 

NOCTUM have added another headline show before their tour with Steelwing kicks off. The Swedish heavy/doom metal outfit will play The Lab in Northampton on August 27, 2015 before heading to Ireland for two shows there


NOCTUM have recorded two brand new songs for a 7" release! The 7" features the title track "Until Then…Until The End" on Side A and "In Precious Time" on Side B and is set for release the 7th of August in a limited run of 500 copies (300 x black/200 x white)!


Comments NOCTUM: "Until then…Until the end" is a brand new single and the first recording with our new guitar player, Christoffer Löfgren. This release will be a small, but important, step towards the next album which we're writing at this very moment."


Check out “In Precious Time” here: 


NOCTUM will support STEELWING in August and September! 



27/08/15 – UK Northampton, The Lab (NOCTUM only!)

28/08/15 - IE Limerick, Dolans (NOCTUM only!)

29/08/15 - IE Dublin, No sleep til' Dublin (NOCTUM only!) 


Steelwing + NOCTUM

Fly By Night Tour 2015 


31/08/15 - UK Newcastle, Head of Steam

01/09/15 - UK - Birmingham - Rainbow Courtyard

02/09/15 - UK - London - The Underworld

03/09/15 - NL - Tilburg - Little Devil

04/09/15 - NL - Utrecht - dB's

05/09/15 - DE - Uelsen - UJK

06/09/15 - DE - Kreuztal - Schloss Junkernhees

07/09/15 - DE - Kassel - Goldgrube

08/09/15 - DE - Hamburg - St. Pauli Rock Café

09/09/15 - EU - TBA

10/09/15 - AT - Wien - Escape Metalcorner

11/09/15 - DE - Leipzig - Hellraiser

12/09/15 - DE - Berlin - Bei Ruth


Joe Satriani has extended the dates featuring singer-songwriter and guitarist Dan Patlansky as special guest to 10 European countries on his Shockwave Tour 2015.  Patlansky will support Satriani from October 9th to November 10th  across 25 shows in 10 countries, and over the course of 33 days, taking in Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Switzerland, as well as the UK.


Patlansky filmed a special announcement video for the extended tour here, which can be viewed and embedded from the following link: Says Patlansky; “Joe Satriani has been a massive inspiration in my life and to many others. He is the most forward-thinking and most inspirational guitar player of our time and I am extremely honoured and excited to be on the road with him.”


Patlansky’s first single, “Backbite” received 14 weeks of radio play rotation on Planet Rock Radio and the station has invited Patlansky to perform as one of the headliners amongst artists such as Rival Sons, Joanne Shaw Taylor, The Darkness at Planet Rockstock Festival on December 4th, followed by an intimate concert at London’s The Borderline with special guest Aaron Keylock.  Click here for the official web release page for the full Satriani/Patlansky European and Eastern European tour dates:


Patria Hall, Budapest, Hungary                                    October 9

National Palace of Culture, Sofia, Bulgaria               October 11

Sala Polivalenta, Bucharest, Romania                       October 12

Sala Polivalenta, Cluj-Napoca, Romania                    October 13

Aegon Arena, Bratislava, Slovakia                              October 14

Tipsport Arena, Prague, Czech Republic                   October 15

Werk Arena, Trinec, Czech Republic                          October 16

Torwar Arena, Warsaw, Poland                                   October 18

Rock Cafe, Tallinn, Estonia                                             October 19

Circus, Helsinki, Finland                                                  October 20

Circus Krone, Munich, Germany                                  October 25

Laeishalle, Hamburg, Germany                                    October 26

Admiralspalast, Berlin, Germany                                 October 27

Theaterhaus, Stuttgart, Germany                              October 28

Salle Metropole, Lausanne, Switzerland                 October 29

Ruhrcongress, Bochum, Germany                              October 30

02 Apollo Manchester, Manchester, UK                  November 1

Birmingham Symphony Hall, Birmingham, UK        November 2

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, UK                November 3

Sheffield City Hall, Sheffield, UK                                  November 4

Cardiff St. David’s Hall, Cardiff, UK                              November 5

Southend Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea, UK     November 7

Bristol Colston Hall, Bristol, UK                                   November 8

Portsmouth Guild Hall, Hampshire, UK                     November 9

Eventim Hammersmith Apollo, London, UK            November 10

Sweden’s Casablanca release brand new album ‘Miskatonic Graffitti’

September 25th (Despotz Records)! Check out ‘My Shadow Out Of Time’ here -

 C A S A B L A N C A - Anders Ljung (Space Age Baby Jane) - Vocals, Josephine Forsman (Sahara Hotnights) – Drums, Erik Almström (Bullet) - Guitar, Ryan Roxie (Alice Cooper, Slash’s Snakepit ) - Guitar, Erik Stenemo (Melody Club) - Guitar, Mats Rubarth - Bass


The third full-length album from Casablanca, is a concept album based on the Chuthulu mythology, with a twist. Before man The Old Ones ruled the world stated H.P. Lovecraft!

But before The Old Ones, The Original human being of the Golden Void (the Original) ruled the earth Casablanca now claims!

The Originals were creatures way beyond superstition and religion. Knowledge, enlightenment, style and rock ‘n’ roll was the real thing! But then came The Old Ones... Shackled and tossed away into another dimension by The Old Ones who soon would share their destiny. Ever since then The Old Ones have an urge to return and destroy the modern man and rule the world once again. However, The Originals also have an unwavering desire to somehow return and prepare humanity in time before The Old Ones return to throw the world into absolute darkness once again.

This is a story that instead of total cosmic terror, choose to highlight the passionate life stories standing strong in an almost hopeless situation. This is a story of those who despite the impending collapse of the civilization; do not give up the fight, or their dreams of sex, love, rock and fast cars.

Miskatonic Graffiti comes in three sections. In the first section (Enter the Mountains) The Phantom returns to our four dimensional space, approximately 200 years ago. The touchdown takes place in a location later to be called The Mountains, a place where gates to other worlds may appear.

Here’s where the majority of the stories on the album take place, and it’s where The Phantom established The Miskatonic University to arm man with knowledge and wisdom before the dark times, that slowly but surely will come!

The Phantom is the sole returner of The Originals and got its name by the students who considered it “the phantom of the university”. The modern contemporary human being who The Phantom meets along generations of preparation leaves deep impressions and new thoughts in its former imprisoned soul. Rather than just taking the roll as a teacher and commander, The Phantom in its mind transforms itself into the world's greatest rock star. Raised, reborn, released and furious with eons of hunger and revenge in his arsenal to prove it! Its golden colour is due to the atmospheric composition when it once walked the earth. Many would consider it a curse; to him it is a blessing. All hail the golden god!

In the second section we get inside the unbearable simplicity and mortality within the band around The Phantom, their dreams and everyday life in The Mountains. We meet the crabby couple Mat and Josie. He’s the quarterback in university’s football team; she’s the knockout queen of the cheerleaders. Born and raised in The Mountains, misplaced and destined for better.

Sergeant of Doom, or rather sergeant at arms, is the right hand of The Phantom. He’s a university dropout, a street car racer and a catcher in the rye with an unknown background.

We also encounter The Death Organ who holds guest lectures in the astrophysics of the body and Sister Sundown who only can be seen after dark. Two who walks in shadows is found in Eric the Viking and Mr. Roxiewicz who despite heavy missions elsewhere still march in The Armies of the Night.

In the third and last section (Exit the Mountains) we sense the euphoric feeling of victory, the feeling of resignation and the feeling of someone trapped in a corner attacking with nothing to lose.

Exit the Mountains is the revolution of the restless, where boredom becomes the perfect human weapon against creatures running on a different poison. Make it or break it, as long as it leads to something else, something better than here and now. If we go down, we go down fighting!

The Phantom knows what needs to be done, time is the answer but time is short...