Magnum to release - On Christmas Day

The Brand New 2014 Studio Recordings - Digital & 10” Vinyl Version Release October 24th 2014.


Side One
On Christmas Day Radio Edit 4.13
Born To Be King 5.30


Side Two
On Christmas Day 7.17


Order details from SPV coming soon.


Photo and artwork © albarrowphotography 2014


Wild Rose – Hit 'N' Run

Third New Studio Album by A.O.R. magicians Wild Rose - "Hit 'N' Run" will be released on October 13th 2014 through AOR Blvd Records!

Tracklist: 1. Through The Night, 2. I'll Be There, 3. Stay, 4. Without Your Love, 5. Another Day, 6.Can't Wait On Love, 7. Give In To Me, 8. Together, 9. Don't Walk Away, 10. All For Love, 11. I Want Your Love


The original idea for Wild Rose was sprung in 2004 by Andy Rock. A lot of soul-searching was required initially, as it was essential to find a suitable line up to harness the stylish and polished mellow sound of a quality A.O.R. Band. Finally, after two years and several line up changes Wild Rose settled on the line up today, introduced to an unsuspecting public back in 2006, with quality songs composed by Andy Rock.

In 2007, Wild Rose released their first promo single CD entitled "It's All About Love" which contained the hard hitting title track and "Too Late", tracks that rapidly became accepted and loved by the A.O.R. audience. During the same period Wild Rose were picked up as support on Talisman's Farewell Tour in Hellas.

At the beginning of 2008, two members took a break from Wild Rose to take care of their military obligations. The band was put onto hold for a while and Andy Rock continued to work on the song material. They returned in mid 2009 and recorded a 10 track demo CD with tracks written by Andy Rock and Dirty Haris.

These songs matured through the rehearsal process and ended up in professionally recorded versions on the band’s debut album “Half Past Midnight” which was finally released on 10 October 2011 on the Retrospect Records label and received great results in the A.O.R. specialized press. The band also performed two successful live shows in Athens and Thessaloniki to support their debut album and received a great response and applause from the Hellenic audience.

January 2012 and Wild Rose took part at "Brave New Love: A Tribute To Alien" project covering Alien's well known track "Feel My Love".

March 2012 and Wild Rose performed at Rosewood Festival II along with bands like Newman, Work Of Art,Konkurent to name a few, taking rave reviews from the music press.

Later on 2012, the band has worked on new songs and recorded their second album “Dangerous” which was released on 22 February 2013 on the AOR Heaven label. This release was produced & mixed by Andy Rockand co-produced by Wild Rose between December 2011 and September 2012 at WR Studios, Thessaloniki, Hellas and is the first to feature new main vocalist David A. Saylor (Push UK).

Wild Rose “Dangerous” receives rave reviews worldwide from the press and in June 2013 hits No.1 on import sales in Japan (BURRN Magazine).

August 2013 and Wild Rose debut album Half Past Midnight hits SOLD OUT on the Retrospect Records label. "CEO Retrospect Records / Sam McCaslin: I'm very happy to announce that the Wild Rose 'Half Past Midnight ' CD is Officially Sold Out. Congratulations guys for being one of the Top Sellers ever in Retrospect's vast catalog. Great band , great music. Much respect to Andy Rock and crew for a job well done!"

March 2014 and Wild Rose sign with AOR Blvd Records and are celebrating their Ten Years Of Existence with the release of their third album "Hit 'N' Run" along with a tour to support it. Hit 'N' Run has been recorded at EVO Studios, Evosmos, Hellas except vocals recorded at Front Room Studios, Birmingham, U.K. and keyboards recorded at W2R Studios, Chios, Hellas between September 2013 and January 2014. Hit 'N' Run was mixed & produced by Andy Rock and mastered by George Aspiotis at Studio Aspiotis, Athens, Hellas and consists 11 stellar songs, pure AOR sound replete with glorious melodies, catchy choruses, emotional vocals, lush keyboards, killer guitar riffs and powerful drums.

And the story keeps on rocking…


Band Members:
Andy Rock – Guitars, Keys, Backing Vocals
Dirty Haris – Keyboards, Backing Vocals
Phil Gun – Bass
Tiny Karpo – Guitars
Dimos Thomaidis – Drums
David A. Saylor – Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals

Backing Vocals:
Chris Siloma (Tracks 1,2,3,5,6,7,8,9,10,11)
Romany May Saylor (Track 8)

Hit 'N' Run (Studio Album) – 2014
Dangerous (Studio Album) – 2013
Half Past Midnight (Studio Album) – 2011
It's All About Love (Single) – 2007
Edge Of Your Dreams (Demo) – 2005

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DELAIN UK announce UK dates in November

DELAIN have announced three UK headline shows in November following their massive tour with Within Temptation earlier this year.

Charlotte Wessels is ready to return:

"UK Delainers, we've had such a great time with you when we joined Within Temptation on tour recently, now we're getting ready to share even more of our new record The Human Contradiction with you during our upcoming headline shows in November. So get ready! We're hugely looking forward to seeing you all there!"

Catch them here
November 2014

26th         BIRMINGHAM – O2 Academy
27th         MANCHESTER – Club Academy
28th         GLASGOW – Cathouse

Sabaton + DELAIN + Battle Beast

January 2015

12th         LONDON – HMV Forum

DELAIN recently premiered their brand new video “Stardust” with Metal Hammer.
See it here:

DELAIN will not only enthrall Symphonic Metal fans with their fourth album "The Human Contradiction", but listeners new to the genre as well. With extremely catchy refrains, bewitching hooks and melodies, symphonic bombast and of course a good dose of Metal! That’s how Symphonic Metal has to sound in 2014! Vocalist supreme Charlotte Wessels and her equally talented band colleagues exceeded the highest expectations and have elevated the genre to a whole new level.
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‘The Human Contradiction’ is out now on Napalm Records.

ALUNAH premiere new track “Heavy Bough”  

The UK Doomsters ALUNAH, centered around guitarist and singer Sophie Day, are set to release their third studio album Awakening The Forest on October 6th in the UK via Napalm Records.

Today the band premies a brand new song “Heavy Bough“.  The song includes an atmosphere that captivates with heavy guitars and grooves. Check out the track here:

Take a look at the upcoming tour dates & make sure to see ALUNAH on one of their great live shows!  

01.10.2014 UK – Birmingham / Scruffy Murphys
02.10.2014 UK – London / The Black Heart
03.10.2014 FR – Paris / Glazart
04.10.2014 CH – Pratteln / "Up In Smoke" Festival
05.10.2014 AT – Feldkirch / Graf Hugo
08.10.2014 AT – Vienna / Arena
10.10.2014 DE – Berlin / Jägerklause
11.10.2014 DE – Olesnitz / Ragga

More dates to be announced soon!

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Songs as black as the night, texts from bitter cold reality. NACHTBLUT are set to release their upcoming album Chimonas on November 3rd in the UK via Napalm Records.

The German Dark Metallers have now unveiled the cover artwork, track listing and tour dates of the upcoming album!


The tracklist reads as follows:
 1. Gotteskrieger
2. Wien 1683
3. Wie Gott sein
4. Kalt wie ein Grab
5. Und immer wenn die Nacht anbricht
6. Schwarz
7. Dort wo die Krähen im Kreise fliegen
8. Märchen
9. Töte mich
10. Chimonas  I

n the spirit of NACHTBLUT, every track acts like a guilty conscience of a saturated affluent society and NACHTBLUT levels to denounce abuses and excesses by the indomitable in this world.

This autumn the band is going on an extensive tour with VARG through Germany, Italy and Austria. Check out the upcoming tour dates!  


10.10.2014 DE - Straubing / Metal Invasion
17.10.2014 DE - Nürnberg / Rockfabrik
18.10.2014 DE - Aalen / Rock It
24.10.2014 DE - Flensburg / Roxy
26.10.2014 DE - Darmstadt / Steinbruch Theater
30.10.2014 DE - Erfurt / From Hell
31.10.2014 DE - Berlin / K17
01.11.2014 DE - Leipzig / Hellraiser
06.11.2014 DE - Osnabrück / Bastard Club
07.11.2014 DE - Hamburg / Logo
08.11.2014 DE - Bochum / Matrix
13.11.2014 DE - Cham / La Cham
14.11.2014 DE - München / Backstage
15.11.2014 AT - Wien / Replugged
20.11.2014 DE - Würzburg / Posthalle
22.11.2014 IT - Bozen / Halle 28
23.11.2014 IT - Brescia / Circolo Colony

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The new album Kings Among Men is on the starting blocks, CRIMSON SHADOWS are ready to hit the road for a big tour and the five boys or men or rather kings of CRIMSON SHADOWS are ready to conquer!   It’s going to be epic, that's for sure!

Powerful Epic Metal from Canada is ready to be released on September 1st in the UK via Napalm Records.

Check out the full album stream here:

 CRIMSON SHADOWS are hitting the road together with BRAINSTORM and the Pirates of ALESTORM from September till October for a big stormy tour through Europe! Do not miss the upcoming Tour Dates and live experience you will never forget.  


12.09.14 DE - Nürnberg / Rockfabrik
 13.09.14 DE - Bochum / Matrix
 14.09.14 DE - Ludwigsburg / Rockfabrik
 15.09.14 CH - Pratteln / Z7
 16.09.14 CH - Monthey / Pont Rouge
 17.09.14 FR - Lyon / CCO
 18.09.14 FR - Paris / Divan Du Monde
 19.09.14 DE - Trier / Exhaus
 20.09.14 BE - Vosselaar / Biebob
 21.09.14 NL - Nijmegen / Doornroosje
 22.09.14 DE - Hamburg / Markthalle
 23.09.14 PL - Wroclaw / Alibi
 24.09.14 PL - Warsaw / Proxima
 25.09.14 PL - Krakow / Fabryka
 26.09.14 CZ - Zlin / Masters Of Rock
 27.09.14 HU - Budapest / Barba Negra
 28.09.14 AT - Graz / Explosiv
 29.09.14 AT - Vienna / Szene
 30.09.14 HR - Zagreb / Vintage Industrial
 01.10.14 SI - Ljubljana / SI Gala Hala
 02.10.14 IT - Brescia / Circo Colony
 03.10.14 DE - Munich / Backstage
 04.10.14 DE - Darmstadt / Steinbruch- Theater
 05.10.14 NL - Eindhoven / Dynamo

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All that glitters ain’t gold - one might perhaps think. In this case, you could probably say the opposite!

 As a tasty appetizer for the upcoming STRIKER album City Of Gold (September, 1st in the UK on Napalm Records) a brand new lyric video has been released for the albums title track.  

Candian metallers STRIKER have carried on the tradition of first-class heavy metal bands for years at a consistently high level. Somewhere between Speed Metal, Maiden-twin guitar harmonies and a piece of Canada, STRIKER present themselves in a traditional but yet decidedly contemporary manner.

Behold the new City Of Gold lyric video here:


 18.09.14 DE - Osnabrück / Bastard Club
 19.09.14 DE - Wiesau / Storm Crusher Festival
 20.09.14 DE - München / Backstage
 22.09.14 CH - Zürich / Komplex Club
 23.09.14 FR - Luynes / Aix Le Korigan
 24.09.14 ES - Barcelona / Razzmatazz 3
 25.09.14 ES - Madrid / Sala Caracol
 26.09.14 ES - Zaragoza / Centro Civico Dalicias
 29.09.14 FR - Paris / Glazert
 30.09.14 BE - Antwerpen / Kavka
 01.10.14 NL - Tilburg / Little Devil
 02.10.14 DE - Stuttgart / Cann
 03.10.14 DE - Siegburg / Kubana
 04.10.14 DE - Bochum / Matrix
 05.10.14 DE - Frankfurt / Nachtleben
 06.10.14 CZ - Prag / Storm Club
 07.10.14 AT - Wien / Escape
 09.10.14 DE - Berlin / K17
 10.10.14 DE - Hamburg / Markhalle
 11.10.14 DE - Dittigheim / Sporthalle
 12.10.14 DE - Lindau / Vaudeville

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Mr Big Announce Drummer For World Tour

Following yesterday’s announcement detailing the revised September 29th UK release date for Mr. Big’s forthcoming studio album ...The Stories We Could Tell (Sept 30th in North America), the band have today confirmed Matt Starr as drummer Pat Torpey’s replacement on their upcoming 2014 World Tour.


Starr, currently Ace Frehley's drummer, will sit in for Torpey (who was recently diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease) throughout Mr. Big's tour in support of the new album.


The album is available for pre-order via Amazon UK. Mr. Big kick off their European tour on Friday October 17th at London’s Koko. Visit the official Mr. Big website for full 2014 tour dates.

RANGER sign to Spinefarm Records

RANGER sign to Spinefarm Records, working on new album, debut full length expected early 2015.

RANGER, Finnish masters of speed metal, have signed to Spinefarm Records. The band will be recording their label debut album this fall and a release is expected early 2015.

These young metal merchants sound as if they came straight out of the eighties and adapted their own style for a new generation of thrash and speed metal fans. Or as singer/bass player Dimi Pontiac likes to say: "Skull splitting METAL for maniacs pure!”. RANGER nailed something that eludes them from the majority of 'retro' acts. Fans of Agent Steel, Exciter, Razor and classic teutonic metal beware!

RANGER are Dimi Pontiac - vocals & bass, Miko Sipilä - drums, Mikael Haavisto - guitar and Ville Valtonen - guitar, and started in Helsinki, Finland in 2008. After three demos the band gained quite a cult status in Europe, which resulted in their first two releases on Ektro Records, the MLP Knights Of Darkness (2013) and their recently released 7” single Shock Skull. RANGER have already played many club shows in Finland and appeared on various Finnish festivals (Tuska, Ilosaari, Porispere, Jalometalli) and on European stages (Keep It True, Muskelrock, Live Evil).

Until the new album in 2015, have a listen at their MLP Knights Of Darkness at Bandcamp here and their recent 7” single Shock Skull here. 100% headbanging material. Check their facebook page for all the latest updates

RANGER live: October 17th - The Dome, Tufnell Park, London, UK  

KAMELOT release new video for "Falling Like The Fahrenheit"


Symphonic metallers KAMELOT recently completed work on the third video from their critically acclaimed 2012 Steamhammer/SPV release Silverthorn.

The video for the song entitled “Falling Like The Fahrenheit” can be seen here: .  The video was directed by Ville Lipiainen (Nightwish, HIM, Apocalyptica) and filmed at the band's sold out appearance at the famed 013 Venue in Tilburg, Holland.

The band is currently in the studio working on the follow up to Silverthorn. A massive World Tour will follow starting in early 2015.


The latest album Silverthorn is available in four exclusive formats. The LP and limited edition has one version of the art, while the standard version of Silverthorn has a different but equally exquisite version of the artwork. The standard version is presented as an Ecolbook. The limited edition contains the Ecolbook, a bonus CD with nearly 60 minutes of music, a 44 page book and an exclusive poster. The double LP version is a gatefold on colored vinyl. The digital version is available on iTunes.

KAMELOT have held their own, very special position in the world of rock and heavy music: their elaborate melodic metal has always opened itself in a remarkably clever way to like-minded styles, integrating progressive elements as well as cross-references to doom/gothic metal and classical music, which have allowed their songs to define their own genre. Two of their most successful releases in particular, namely the albums Karma (2001) and The Black Halo (2005), are prime examples of KAMELOT’s multi-layered approach, intensity and outstanding musicality. Silverthorn, sees the band raise this demanding standard even higher, because Silverthorn is a masterpiece of grand gestures, gritty melodies and haunting atmospheres.

KAMELOT Live Shows 2014

29.08. NL-Haarlem - Patronaat (sold out)
30.08. B-Torhout - Masters At Rock Festival

KAMELOT Live Show 2015

13.03. GB-Pwllheli, Gwynedd - Hammerfest VII

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FINLAND’s NUMBER ONE rock act, Von Hertzen Brothers, will release their sixth studio album early next year via Spinefarm Records.

Following the outstanding critical acclaim afforded their last full-length release, ‘Nine Lives’ (2013), the brothers – Mikko, Kie& Jonne Von Hertzen – are now back in the studio doing pre-production, this time with Grammy-nominated Canadian producer Garth ‘GGGarth’ Richardson (Biffy Clyro, Atreyu, Rage Against The Machine, etc.), plus regular drummer Mikko Kaakkuriniemi and keyboard player Juha Kuoppala.

Once pre-production is complete, VHB will head across to Canada where recording will start in September; the studio chosen for the task at hand is The Farm (owned and operated by Richardson) in Vancouver – previously the world-renowned Little Mountain Sound Studio, past home to acts such as Aerosmith, AC/DC, Metallica and The Cult.

Mixing, meanwhile, is set to be handled by Canadian Randy Staub, a Juno Awards-winner whose previous credits include some of the biggest names in rock and metal, the likes of Metallica, Alice In Chains, Nickelback, etc…

Says Garth: “Working with Von Hertzen Brothers is a dream come true. Besides being the coolest people on the planet, they are one of the hardest working bands I know. This is a record that will be on everyone's iPod, phone and turntable. Turn it up loud and get ready to rock. They are going to tear it up!”

Mikko Von Hertzen adds: “For the past five years, we’ve been working hard on building an international set up, and now, with our sixth album on the way, the collective feeling is that we need to up it a gear and just go for it! From the outset, the idea was to find a producer who knows his stuff, is experienced, has a vision, and thus something concrete to offer our music. With Garth, things clicked from the first meeting, and what was really encouraging was his enthusiasm for our new material. Of course, we’re really looking forward to recording in a studio like The Farm – there’s legendary vibes in that place! But it’s even more thrilling to create our music with a top-of-the-line team. Randy Staub is another world class pro who needs no introducing. The work of Randy & Garth simply speaks for itself!”

Further details of this forthcoming record will be revealed in due course

Prong - release video for the new single "Remove, Separate Self"!


Autumn/Winter Tour Begins in September - New Single Out Soon

Fresh off their European festival summer, New York Metal mainstays PRONG are gearing up to hit the road this September in North America, in Europe with Overkill in November and an Australian/New Zealand tour in November/December in support of their latest release Ruining Lives which was released earlier this year by SPV/Steamhammer.

The band recently completed filming on a new video for the song "Remove, Separate Self" (taken from Ruining Lives). Brian Cox and Marcelo Palomino directed the video.

You can see the video here:

Tommy Victor: "PRONG has made a video for the song "Remove, Separate Self", the new single from our recent LP Ruining Lives. The song and the video are distinctively PRONG, with a soul-searching and apocalyptic vibe. As a follow up to "Turnover" we will release it on 7" vinyl as well.The single and video will correspond with our U.S. /Canada tour starting Sept 10th through Oct. 14th. Enjoy the video and we'll see you out on the road!"

SPV/Steamhammer will be releasing a new digital and 7" single of "Remove, Separate Self". There will be two versions of the digital single which will be released September 12th. The 7" single will be released on October 24th. The standard version of the single will include the following tracks:

1. Remove, Separate Self (album version)

2. "Separate Self, Remove" inspired by and created from "Remove, Separate Self" by Prong (Matt Heafy de-mix)

Trivium`s Matt Heafy about the "de-mix" he created: "With "Remove, Separate Self" - I was initially engulfed by hints of images and characteristics of a futuristic, dystopian world. Whether that was the initial intent of the piece or it was meant to be something entirely different, that became the feeling I kept coming back to. Perhaps with the main line - the title itself - the idea of "separating yourself" made me think of unplugging oneself from something larger; whether metaphorically from an old way of life or literally in some sort of mecha-future. The idea was to take it one step further, to take the song itself, components of it, and a few secret ingredients, and create that world a little further that I imagined in the first place. Sometimes "remixes" do it right, but I wanted to take a completely different approach to what people think a "remix" is in the first place, even one's idea of what a song should sound like."

The exclusive iTunes edition of the single features a bonus track, which is a re-recorded version of "Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck". This song was taken from PRONG's "Unleashed in the West - Official Bootleg".

Ruining Lives is the follow-up to the acclaimed 2012 release Carved Into Stone and continues to show the band on an upward trajectory, proving that despite having a long, illustrious career PRONG can still make records that matter and re-invent themselves without negating their roots.

PRONG North American Tour 2014

10.09. US-Los Angeles,CA - Whiskey A Go Go
11.09. US-Las Vegas,ND - LVCS
12.09. US-Anaheim,CA - The Grove
13.09. US-Tempe,AZ - Club Red
14.09. US-Albuquerque,NM - Launch Pad
15.09. US-Oklahoma City,OK - The Chameleon (with Overkill)
16.09. US-San Antonio,TX - Backstage Live
17.09. US-Houston,TX - Scout Bar
18.09. US-Dallas,TX - Trees (with Overkill)
19.09. US-Merriam,KS - Aftershock
20.09. US-Milwaukee,WI - Rave (with Overkill)
21.09. US-Joliet,IL - Mojoes (with Overkill)
22.09. US-Cleveland,OH - Agora Ballroom (with Overkill)
23.09. CAN-Toronto,ONT - Opera House (with Overkill)
24.09. CAN-Quebec Ciry,QUE - Imperial de Quebec (with Overkill)
25.09. CAN-Ottawa,ON - Mavericks (with Overkill)
26.09. US-Hartford,CT - Webster Theater (with Overkill)
27.09. US-Sayreville,NJ - Starland Ballroom (with Overkill)
28.09. US-Worcester,MA - The Palladium
29.09. US-Albany,NY - Bogie`s
30.09. US-New York,NY - The Gramercy Theatre
01.10. US-West Springfield,VA - Empire
02.10. US-Pittsburgh,PA - Smiling Moose
03.10. US-Westland,MI - Token Lounge
04.10. US-Kokomo,IN - Centerstage
05.10. US-Louisville,KY - Diamond Pub and Billiards
07.10. US-Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
09.10. US-Seattle,WA - El Corazon
10.10. CAN-Vancouver,BC - Rickshaw Theater
11.10. US-Portland,OR - Hawthorne Theatre
12.10. US-Boise,ID - The Shredder
14.10. US-San Francisco - Thee Parkside
25.10. US-San Bernadino,CA - San Manuel Amphitheatre (Knotfest)

PRONG European Tour with OVERKILL 2014

30.10. E-Barcelona - Razzmatazz 2
31.10. E-Madrid - Shoko
01.11. P-Lisbon - Paradise Garage
02.11. E-Bilbao - Kafe Antzokia
03.11. F-Toulon - Le Vox
04.11. I-Milano - Live Club
05.11. CH-Pratteln - Z7
06.11. D-Karlsruhe - Substage
07.11. D-Osnabrück - Rosenhof
08.11. D-Bremen - Tivoli
09.11. D-Nürnberg - Hirsch
11.11. D-Aschaffenburg - Colos-Saal
12.11. D-Hamburg - Markthalle
13.11. D-Berlin - Postbahnhof
14.11. D-Cologne - Essigfabrik
15.11. NL-Uden - De Pul

PRONG Australia/New Zealand Tour 2014

19.11. AUS-Sydney - Metro Theatre
20.11. AUS-Brisbane - The Hi-Fi
21.11. AUS-Melbourne - The Hi-Fi
22.11. AUS-Belconnen - The Basement
23.11. NZ-Auckland - Powerstation

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FREAK KITCHEN Announce 'Cooking With Pagans' For Release 16th Sept


Swedish trio Freak Kitchen are back with Cooking with Pagans, their eight and most frantic album to date. The band has always been a tremendously respected live act and for the first time the energetic live vibe of Freak Kitchen has been captured in the studio. With influences stretching from AC/DC to classical South Indian music the three norsemen, lead by guitar virtuoso Mattias IA Eklundh, truly have a sound of their own.


Cooking with Pagans offer eleven intense original songs plus a sophisticated punk pop version of the 1936 hit Goody Goody like you never heard it before. Solid, inspired song writing (not to say playing) from start to finish.


Thanks to a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign, bringing in almost $150,000, a very ambitious animated video, directed by legendary artist (and author of Blacksad) Juanjo Guarnido to the track Freak of the Week is in pain staking production by a world class team of animators. The video will premiere at Comic Con in New York in October.


Freak Kitchen will tour the world from November and the better part of 2015 to support their new release.


The band are Mattias IA Eklundh, vocals, guitar, Christer Ortefors, bass, vocals and Bjorn Fryklund, drums.