Special Limited Edition 7” on Colored Vinyl Available for Pre-Order NOW
Inimitable God of Partying, ANDREW W.K., and the entire team at Napalm Records, are thrilled to announce the upcoming release of the colossal new ANDREW W.K. single entitled, “Babalon”, available to pre-order now in a limited edition 7” colored vinyl format! The track (which marks ANDREW W.K.’s Napalm Records debut, and its first musical output since the release of 2018’s You’re Not Alone), will be unleashed to the world both physically and digitally on February 17, 2021, along with a gripping new music video.
The aforementioned limited edition “Babalon” 7” vinyl single, available in an eye-catching red/blue split variant, will also include a B-side instrumental track, entitled “The Party Gods”, as well as a pair of 3D glasses autographed by ANDREW W.K. Get yours now – only 393 copies are available worldwide!
Mario Dane, who worked extensively on the new music, added the following: “We’re all very happy about this brand new ‘Babalon’ song. It’s the result of a great labor, a great restraint, and a lot of great people dreaming. ANDREW W.K. has always been focused on making dream feelings come true, and this feels like a high point in that ongoing effort. There’s a lot of great energy and enthusiasm, and it’s only just begun…”
Pre-order the limited edition “Babalon” 7” single HERE
Stay tuned for more exciting music news from ANDREW W.K.
New EP, Happy Heroes, to be Released on March 19 via Napalm Records | Pre-Order HERE
TROLLFEST transform energetic hits into pure Norwegian Balkan Metal K.A.O.S. with Happy Heroes!
Legendary Norwegian outfit TROLLFEST is back, ready to deliver their energizing and K.A.O.S-infused sound to the masses! TROLLFEST are set to release their new dual-themed EP, Happy Heroes (out March 19, 2021 via Napalm Records), proving themselves as masters of K.A.O.S and madness more than ever before (with a wee sense of humor to boot).
As a first glimpse of what can be expected, the Norwegian Balkan Metal outfit have released their cover of Bobby McFerrin’s universally loved hit song “Don’t Worry Be Happy”. TROLLFEST give the classic tune a unique twist, making for a truly insane and chaotic reimagining unlike you’ve ever heard before! Along with the single, TROLLFEST have released a music video in which the band literally goes mental – providing only a taste of what’s to come on Happy Heroes!
Watch the Music Video for “Don’t Worry Be Happy”HERE:
Four vivid songs on Happy Heroes deliver a vast variety of spectacular musical romps, made evident by the catchy original title track “Happy Heroes”, wherein TROLLFEST tells the story of evil, self-righteous troll superheroes whom you should probably not call if you’re in need of help. The EP then presents three re-energized cover songs – Balkan and folk metal re-imaginings of the world-famous “Happy” by Pharrell Williams, quite possibly the cheeriest song known to man, the newly released “Don’t Worry Be Happy”, by Bobby McFerrin, as well as the Aqua hit “Cartoon Heroes”.
Each revitalized track keeps its original catchiness and will have you humming in K.A.O.S!
LITTLE OBLIVIONS OUT FEBRUARY 26 VIA MATADOR RECORDS
Julien Baker will release her third studio album, Little Oblivions, on February 26 via Matador Records. Last night she performed the first single from the album, “Faith Healer,” on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. Captured in Nashville, it features Baker backed by a full band and represents the expanded sound that can be heard on the forthcoming album. “How does a songwriter hold on to honest vulnerability as her audience grows,” The New York Times pondered last week in its column on “11 Things To Look Forward to In 2021,” “She scales her music up to larger spaces, backed by a full rock band with ringing guitars and forceful drums. But she doesn’t hide behind them; she’s still ruthless and unsparing, particularly about herself.” Rolling Stone have noted “Little Oblivions‘ is not only the most richly produced, pop-aware release of Baker’s career, but also her the most unsparingly honest in its messiness” and of “Faith Healer” Vulture said, “Julien Baker remains devastating on new song “Faith Healer.”
“Faith Healer” introduced the exhilarating, widescreen musical palette and infectious spirit of risk-taking found on Little Oblivions, a transformative sonic shift from Baker’s more spare and intimate previous work. Engineered by Calvin Lauber and mixed by Craig Silvey (The National, Florence & the Machine, Arcade Fire), both of whom worked with Baker on 2017’s Turn Out the Lights, the album was recorded in Baker’s hometown of Memphis, Tennessee between December 2019 and January 2020. Baker’s tactile guitar and piano playing are enriched with newfound textures encompassing bass, drums, synthesizers, banjo and mandolin, with nearly all of the instruments performed by Baker. The album weaves unflinching autobiography with assimilated experience and often hard-won observations from the past few years, taking Baker’s capacity for starkly galvanising storytelling to breathtaking new heights.
In October the news of Little Oblivions upcoming release was a top 20 trending topic on Twitter and four special editions of the album (via Vinyl Me Please, Magnolia Record Club, 6131, and Spotify) sold out almost instantaneously. Preorders are upwards of 6000 units and to date “Faith Healer” has amassed over 2 million streams.
“A longing for relief — spiritual, physical, emotional — fills ‘Faith Healer.’” The New York Times
“An anthem of vigorous hope” Fader on “Faith Healer”
“2020 needed more Julien Baker in it, and the emotive singer-songwriter came through.” Teen Vogue
“Stunning” Nylon on “Faith Healer”
“The track marks a musical expansion for Baker,” Uproxx
“When Julien Baker sings, the people listen, and “Faith Healer” — the raspy-voiced indie rocker’s new single — is no exception. The soul-baring cut is as much a song about literal addiction as it is an ode to misplaced faith.” MTV
“Mesmerizing” Billboard Pride on “Faith Healer”
“Baker’s guitar playing coils tightly and beautifully around her lyrics, which forthrightly tackle substance abuse, and the painful mental space it can occupy even for those who have managed to throw off its clutches.” Guitar World
Little Oblivions is the follow up to Baker’s 2017 sophomore album and first on Matador Turn Out The Lights. The New York Times said the LP is “the work of a songwriter who has resonated with an international audience (…), the rare second album that, despite new self-consciousness, stretches beyond an unspoiled debut to reach for even bigger things, with all its passion intact”. The Sunday Times said “the mix of detached vocals, lush arrangements and laid-bare post-mortems on love, loss, dysfunction and acceptance is devastating.”
As the largest shopping weekend in the United States concludes, Sevendust drummer Morgan Rose spent it celebrating the release of his debut solo EP Controlled Chaos. The EP was released on November 27th via Rise Records to critical and fan acclaim alike. Controlled Chaos shines the spotlight on not only Morgan’s drumming prowess, but his songwriting, singing, and production chops as well. Morgan co-wrote the EP with Sevendust bandmate Clint Lowery. To commemorate the release, today Morgan is releasing the first music video from the EP for the haunting track “Exhale.” The video follows Morgan as he prepares to head out and face all the challenges the world presents him while inspiring others to follow his path.
With 2020 being a year of transition for so many, Morgan took the newly found time he was given, and decided it was time explore ideas of growth and change. With Clint on guitar and Jason Christopher [Corey Taylor, Prong] on bass, Morgan tracked six songs in less than ten days at The Lair in Culver City, CA. Fans of Morgan’s main gig will be pleasantly surprised at the different shades presented on Controlled Chaos, as the EP presents a varied musical blueprint on the legendary drummer. Morgan sounds equally at home singing with a keyboard and orchestral accompaniment as he does belting out his trademark primal screams in a full band setting. The EP’s first single “The Answer,” is a bombastic introduction to the EP, taking a page from Sevendust’s penchant for thick guitars, up-tempo rhythms, and gritty yet melodious vocals.
About Morgan Rose: Morgan Rose began his career over 25 years ago as a founding member of the Atlanta-based metal band, Sevendust. Morgan’s stickwork with the band has been nationally recognized, being named the number one metal drummer by Modern Drummer Magazine, as well as one of the top 100 drummers of all time by Drum magazine, Hit Parader, and Drummerworld. Rose, in addition to his work with Sevendust, is known for his contributions to projects Call Me No One with Clint Lowery of Sevendust and Methods of Mayhem with Tommy Lee of Mötley Crüe. With an impressive 3 million albums sold, Rose has proved a powerhouse alongside Sevendust, helping the band earn four RIAA gold-certified albums. Following in his own success, Morgan has branched out with his highly anticipated solo EP Controlled Chaos, available everywhere on November 27th.
After teasing fans for days on social media, Los Angeles rockers Black Veil Brides are releasing a new single and video for the track “Scarlet Cross.” The song comes from the band’s upcoming 2021 concept album The Phantom Tomorrow – the band’s sixth full-length album. The album tells the story of the antihero character “The Blackbird” and a group of societal outcasts known as simply as “The Phantom Tomorrow.” The first single “Scarlet Cross” – produced by Erik Ron (Godsmack, Dance Gavin Dance, Bush) and guitarist Jake Pitts – is available via all digital partners today.
The video for “Scarlet Cross” was directed by longtime collaborator Patrick Fogarty and based on a concept written by frontman Andy Biersack. The video was filmed on the Santa Clarita Studios backlot and is the first in a series of videos that will follow the story of the main character “The Blackbird.”. The video opens as a female member of “The Phantom Tomorrow” takes to the streets only to be discovered and followed. As things get dire, the “The Blackbird” arrives only to fade to black. Shot to look like an old school comic book serial, the video ends with the cliffhanger tease leaving the viewer unsure of the fate of the heroine or her attackers. The video for “Scarlet Cross” can be seen here: http://smarturl.it/scarletcross.
Black Veil Brides are hard at work putting the finishing touches on the upcoming album The Phantom Tomorrow– scheduled for release via Sumerian Records in 2021. More information on the latest musical creation from Andy Biersack, Jake Pitts, Jinxx, Lonny Eagleton and Christian Coma will be available in the near future.
“We are incredibly excited to share not only this new song ‘Scarlet Cross,’ but also our vision for the world of “The Phantom Tomorrow” and its characters. We are in the final stages of writing for this record and have begun work on our forthcoming “The Phantom Tomorrow” graphic novel. We intend to continue to share elements of the story in the coming months and can’t wait for everyone to see what we have been working on!”
Like their band name suggests, Black Veil Brides evoke transcendent visions of an impenetrable hereafter, intermingling with a steely focus on the dark passions and elusive mysteries of the here and now. A romantic fantasy first summoned in a small town by founder Andy Biersack – a creative who was fascinated with death rock, theatricality, and monsters (both real and imagined). It wasn’t until moving to Los Angeles that the unstoppable force the band is currently was finalized. The band (and its members Andy Biersack, Jake Pitts, Jinxx, Lonny Eagleton, Christian Coma) Instagram and Twitter accounts command close to 10 million followers between them. Vale, the group’s most recent full-length album, went to No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Hard Rock Albums chart. In the hearts and minds of their fans, Black Veil Brides represents an unwillingness to compromise and a resistance to critics (personal and professional), fueled by the same fire as the group’s own heroes, the iconoclasts whose creative output, once dismissed, is now canonized.
Foo Fighters just transformed Studio 8H at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in to a rock n roll party, with the first ever performance of their smoldering new single “Shame Shame” on the November 7 episode of Saturday Night Live, hosted by friend of the band Dave Chappelle.
“Shame Shame” is the first taste of the band’s forthcoming 10th album, Medicine at Midnight, due out February 5, 2021 on Roswell Records/RCA Records.
Medicine at Midnight is available for pre-order as of… midnight (give or take)—including a limited edition purple swirl vinyl version, available exclusively at http://smarturl.it/FFOnlineStore.
Produced by Greg Kurstin and Foo Fighters, engineered by Darrell Thorp and mixed by Mark “Spike” Stent, Medicine at Midnight packs the following nine songs into a tight-ass 37 minutes:
Making a Fire Shame Shame Cloudspotter Waiting on a War Medicine at Midnight No Son of Mine Holding Poison Chasing Birds Love Dies Young
Foo Fighters are Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear, and Rami Jaffee.
EXCLUSIVELY PREMIERED WITH LOUDWIRE BAND ALSO RELEASES 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY WINE‘BLOOD RED’ CALLED “BUTCHER BURGUNDY”
Metal mainstays, recording artists Butcher Babies today release their first new single in three years called “Bottom Of A Bottle” with celebratory new wine to accompany the release called Butcher Babies branded ‘blood red’ wine. Both commemorate their 10-year anniversary as a tour de force band.
The new song premiered on Loudwire and in lauding the song said, “‘Bottom of a Bottle’ showcases a more melodic side of the Butcher Babies, and is sure to attract both rock and metal fans alike.” “Bottom Of A Bottle” marks a musical evolution for this seasoned band. The new sound is a bit of a departure from the band’s extreme metal history, taking their signature sound and building on it to create something entirely new for listeners.
Distorted guitars and driving drums still back the powerful vocal duo of Heidi Shepherd and Carla Harvey, but the band has moved to a catchier and more melodic sound.
In talking about the new song, Carla tells Loudwire, “Haven’t we all been at the bottom of the bottle at some point? Name a better way to commiserate about it than by writing an anthem that turns the heartache into a celebration. We are pumped to finally release some new tunes that showcase a different side of who we are, yet remain uniquely Butcher Babies.”
Heidi continues, “This song is a product of the environment it was created in. At that moment, I was the guy at the end of the bar telling stories from yester-year. I’ve been there a time or two so the lyrics just flowed. This song holds a special place in my heart because of that exact moment. We’ve been sitting on this song for a long time so I can not wait for our fanbase to take the trip with us!”
In addition to the new song, Butcher Babies are celebrating 10 years as a band by releasing their own signature wine called “Butcher Burgundy”. Heidi says, “We are stoked and feel like pairing an AZ wine with a song we wrote in AZ fits perfectly with a song called “Bottom of a Bottle”. Now we can all enjoy a Bottle together!”
Late in 2019, musician Joe Keery quietly unveiled his solo project Djo and his full-length psych odyssey, Twenty Twenty. Today, he returns with the single “Keep Your Head Up,” featuring the spaced out psych rock influences that Keery has employed in most of his music projects, but also mixing in elements of funk reminiscent of Prince and George Clinton. The song is a much needed shot of positivity in an otherwise dark time.
Later today, Joe Keery will join The Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne in conversation with The Talkhouse. Tune inHERE at 3 PM PT / 6 PM ET. Additionally, Djo (both Keery and co-producer and co-writer Adam Thein) will participate in a Reddit AMA on r/indieheads tomorrow at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET. More info HERE.
Keery began playing music in his teens after co-opting his sister’s guitar, but it was during his college years at DePaul University in Chicago that he formed his first band and began to seriously pursue music. That band was Post Animal, the heavy psych rock outfit that went on to release a self-titled EP and two subsequent albums via Polyvinyl. They also toured with artists like Twin Peaks, Wavves and Cage The Elephant and played numerous festivals including Bonnaroo and Shaky Knees.
In 2019, with no announcement or fanfare, Keery’s solo-project Djo was unveiled not with a single, but a lush, self-reflective, layered 12 track full-length album titled Twenty Twenty. “Joe Keery built a carnival. The resonance of each riff or beat is not new, but redesigned and reshaped into the beauty it is today. The face of psych or alternative mirrored through his own design, and it reveals a person who shouldn’t be underestimated,” said Rodeo Mag. Despite the album being released under the radar and without a label, fans found their way to it, and Twenty Twenty has had more than 40 million streams to date.
Major touring and festival dates were plotted for Djo throughout 2020, but with the global pandemic putting plans on hold, Keery returned to the studio to make something new. “Keep Your Head Up” is the first of much more new music to come.
Public Enemy is back with a new song and video, “State of the Union (STFU),” a fiery return to the frontlines as they take on Donald Trump and his fascist regime. PE is giving away the track to fans for free at www.publicenemy.com starting today. It is also available to stream on all major DSPs worldwide. “State of the Union (STFU)” was produced by DJ Premier.
An unflinching statement about the destruction the current administration has unleashed on the country and its people, “State of the Union (STFU)” speaks truth to power while urging people to fight against racism, injustice and oppression with their vote.
It’s the latest in a string of powerful messages about Trump from PE frontman Chuck D, who has addressed Trump’s policies and rhetoric for the past several years through his work with Prophets of Rage and as a solo artist. “Our collective voices keep getting louder. The rest of the planet is on our side. But it’s not enough to talk about change. You have to show up and demand change,” says Chuck D. “Folks gotta vote like their lives depend on it, ‘cause it does.” “Public Enemy tells it like it is,” added Flavor Flav. “It’s time for him to GO.”
New York’s blackened, death metal juggernaut ALEKHINE’S GUN returns to the forefront of the underground metal scene with the release of an annihilating new single titled, “21,” which debuted yesterday at ConsequenceOfSound.net and is streaming now on YouTube. The song is the band’s first new material in six years, since the release of their 2014 heralded breakout EP, …And Kings Will Fall, and will be featured on a forthcoming EP, Year of the Lazerus, that’s due out at a future date. Details of the release are forthcoming.
Commenting on their long-awaited new single, guttural vocal powerhouse Jessica Pimentel states, “Inspired by the traditional Tibetan Buddhist prayer ‘Praises to the Twenty-One Taras,’ ‘21’ is a musical offering and an act of paying homage to the primordial power within by delving deeply into calling upon the forces of fierce compassion and the wrathful aspect of love and wisdom needed in times of fear and uncertainty in order to seek refuge and gain enlightenment. Reaching beyond time and space, the bond between us and the true nature of reality is unbreakable, unstoppable and eternal.”
ALEKHINE’S GUN blends elements of thrash, black metal and death metal with subtle undertones and nods to New York hardcore of the 90’s and all things extreme. In this unique combination they have unlocked a captivating sound and style and created a feel that is notable and recognizably their own.
In 2012, ALEKHINE’S GUN released a four-track EP entitled Meditations In Wrath with Jeff Martinez (Desolate) on guitar, Dan Martinez (King Hell) on bass and Jessica Pimentel “The Crusher” (Everybody Gets Hurt/Desolate) on Vocals and guitar. This NYC veteran lineup delivered a greatly received, high-energy sonic assault with their debut release. Their music is laced with a barrage of head-banging riffs and groove, colored with dark harmony and accented by relentless, technical drumming. Adding to all of this are fierce, in your face vocals and lyrics steeped in the profound wisdom of ancient Buddhist texts, vibrant imagery, and raw emotional honesty. ALEKHINE’S GUN brings you a primal, transcendent, electric energy. This fury is not only felt in recordings but wherever they go as they have been marked as being stand out, vigorous, dynamic performers who hold their own in any live venue alongside world renowned bands. In 2014 with the sophomore release entitled …And Kings Will Fall still proved ALEKHINE’S GUN is a force to be reckoned with. They bring to you heart and passion; Insight and meditation; Wrath and spirit.
“We are Alekhine’s Gun from Brooklyn, New York. This is who we are. This is what we do.”
Playing YouTube Live Stream Concert This Thursday April 16 Grammy Award-Winning Album Mettavolution Out Now on ATO Records
“Rodrigo y Gabriela has a hard act to follow every time they release an album: themselves… Their career offers insight into how creative you can be with just two guitars.” – NPR
“Mettavolution reassures that for as long as they’re around, Rodrigo y Gabriela will be echoing their influences as only they can.” – PITCHFORK
“Beauty, anguish, and euphoria, it’s all here, wrapped up in a visceral earthly music struggling toward enlightenment.” – NO DEPRESSION
World-renowned acoustic guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela won the Grammy for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album earlier this year for their virtuosic fifth record Mettavolution, and today they share their thrilling new single “Gamma State.” Originally written during the Mettavolution sessions, the track is now streaming across all platforms. Listen to “Gamma State” HERE.
Rodrigo y Gabriela have been keeping busy in quarantine in their Ixtapa, Mexico studio, performing for their fans on Instagram on a daily basis. They recently covered Rage Against The Machine’s “Killing In The Name Of” and launched a Dua Lipa Cover Song Challenge, covering the pop star’s smash hit “Don’t Start Now” and challenging their friends and fans to record their own versions of the track and tag @rodrigoygabriela on Instagram. “The idea is to bring fresh music performances into our world today no matter what so we can enjoy and heal at the same time,” they say.
This Thursday, April 16, Rodrigo y Gabriela will be performing a concert from their studio on YouTube Live. The show starts at 4pm EDT / 1pm PDT / 9pm BST and will be streaming HERE.
Three years in the making, Mettavolution brings together Rodrigo y Gabriela’s passionate interest in Buddhism, the history of human evolution and the liberation of the potential we have as a species; all expressed through the medium of two acoustic guitars. The album features six original tracks and an incredible 19-minute cover of Pink Floyd’s “Echoes” and was recorded with Grammy-winning producer Dave Sardy (Oasis, LCD Soundsystem). It debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Americana/Folk Albums chart upon its 2019 release, also arriving at #2 on Rock Albums and #10 on Top Album Sales. The record received praise from NPR, The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, and more, and the duo performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live and BBC’s The One Show before their triumphant Grammy win in February.
New Album, Curse of the Crystal Coconut, OutMay 29 Pre-Order NOW
Let’s drink and party the ALESTORM way – we’re only here to have fun!
Ahoy, filthy landlubbers! ALESTORM has just landed ashore with a brand new single, “Treasure Chest Party Quest”, fresh off of their upcoming album, Curse of the Crystal Coconut, out May 29, 2020 via Napalm Records. In true, raucous ALESTORM fashion, this chant-a-long foot-stomper will have you amped up to party in no time, and provides a hefty sample of what’s to come on the upcoming album.
With “Treasure Chest Party Quest”, Captain Christopher Bowes & Co. make one thing crystal clear: they will come for your treasure chest while partying so hard, they probably won’t even remember they stole your riches. Try to get this song out of your head – we dare ya!
But that’s not all! To the delight of seafarers everywhere, ALESTORM has also dropped a rowdy new video for the track – a wild visual ride through the minds of the “Pirate Metal Drinking Crew” that only they could dream up. Track suits, gambling, sportscars and newborn babies galore… they’re just here to have fun!
ALESTORM on the new video: “Oh wow! We tried our very best to make a video that would alienate as many of our fans as possible. I think we succeeded! This song is about giving birth to yourself, selling out, and driving awful Yugoslavian cars. All the classic elements of pirate metal!”
The“Pirate Metal Drinking Crew” is back to show all you filthy landlubbers what they’re made of! The band’s sixth long-player features eleven tracks presented true ALESTORM fashion, featuring guest performances from musical greats like Ally Storch of Subway To Sally (violin on the entire album) and Captain Yarrface of Rumahoy! A must-have, riff-laden anthem at any party, “Treasure Chest Party Quest” takes the listener onto a journey into the depths of “Tortugas” darkest taverns and Christopher Bowes’ unique sense of humor. The smashing, lively track “Chomp Chomp”, featuring vocals of Vreth of Finntroll, may make you never want to enter the open waters again, but will definitely entice you to dance along with its addictive melodies. “Pirate Metal Drinking Crew” is yet another foot-stomping anthem on the album that excels with a catchy rhythm and indelible hook. Be careful to not anger the great pirate Scurvy, or he might just unleash the Curse Of The Crystal Coconut with the brutal riffs of the “Pirate’s Scorn” upon you. Whether the album makes you want to grab a fresh coconut and sip it or open up a nice bottle of beer – it will definitely lead to a wild piratical escapade. For the extra-adventurous pirates amongst you, ALESTORM will release a 2-CD Mediabook with ground-breaking 16th century interpretations of the songs. Be sure to get yours.
Curse of the Crystal Coconut will be available in the following formats:
LTD Deluxe Wooden Box Set (including 2-CD Mediabook, exclusive 7’’ Single, Track Stems on USB Stick, Pendant, Flag, Postcards)
2 CD Mediabook – including 16th century interpretations of all songs
1 CD Jewel Case
LP Gatefold BLACK Vinyl
LP Gatefold RED Vinyl
LP Gatefold GOLD Vinyl
LP Gatefold PURPLE Vinyl
LP Gatefold Silver Vinyl (Napalm Records US Store exclusive)
Music Cassette + Walkman Bundle in Pirate Bag RED (strictly limited to 250)
Digital Deluxe Album
Treasure Chest Party Quest
Zombies Ate My Pirate Ship
Call of the Waves
Shit Boat (No Fans)
Pirate Metal Drinking Crew
Wooden Leg Pt. 2 (The Woodening)
Catch ALESTORM on tour and get the chance to listen to some new songs! 04.06.20 SE – Solvesborg / Sweden Rock 12.06.20 CH – Interlaken / Greenfield 19.06.20 BE – Dessel / Graspop Metal Meeting 20.06.20 FR – Clisson / Hellfest 03.07.20 ES – Barcelona / Rock Fest 04.07.20 IT – Villafranca di Verona / Rock The Castle 09.07.20 CZ – Vizovice / Masters of Rock 26.07.20 FR – Séléstat / Rock Your Brain 31.07.20 UA – Ternopil / Faine Misto 06.08.20 HR – Pula / Headbanger’s Holiday 08.08.20 NL – Leeuwarden / Into The Grave 14.08.20 DE – Dinkelsbühl / Summer Breeze 21.08.20 DE – Haddeby / Baltic Open Air 22.08.20 PL – Cieszanow / Cieszanow Festival 05.09.20 DE – Selb / Festival Medieval more tba!
ALESTORM are: Christopher Bowes – vocals, keytar Gareth Murdock – guitar Mate Bodor – bass Peter Alcorn – drums Elliot Vernon – keyboard
Touring Worldwide this Spring | US Headline Tour Begins April 23
New Album, Macro, Out Now via Napalm Records – Get Your Copy HERE
“A cocktail of modern prog metal, ‘Macro’ is the album where Jinjer show us what the future of heaviness sounds like.” – Loudwire
After an incredibly successful 2019 that saw the band tour North America as well as Europe (the latter even twice) and release their worldwide charting new album, Macro, Ukrainian modern metal frontrunners JINJER return with a live video for their hit single, “On The Top”.
The footage was shot by PicOi! Live Production during the band’s first show of their most recent European tour in Kiev – the capital of their native country, Ukraine – with Oleg Rooz (www.olegrooz.com) handling direction and editing and Ilya Prizenko as director of photography.
Never failing to deliver an unforgettable hook, “On The Top” slinks along a punishing groove before soaring into melodic passages. The song was originally released on their latest full-length album, Macro, out now via Napalm Records.
“While one is climbing, the rest is falling down in the name of profit – Is it lonely on the top?”
Stream the album version of “On The Top” via all platforms HERE!
Catch JINJER on tour their extensive world tour this spring:
29.02.20 IL – Tel Aviv / Reading 3 03.03.20 AU – Adelaide / Lion Arts Factory SOLD OUT 04.03.20 AU – Belconnen / The Basement Canberra 05.03.20 AU – Melbourne / Max Watt’s SOLD OUT 06.03.20 AU – Sydney / Manning 07.03.20 AU – Brisbane / The Zoo 10.03.20 SV – San Salvador / Buhos 11.03.20 GT – Guatemala City / Rock Ol Vuh 13.03.20 MX – Monterrey / Cafe Iguana 14.03.20 MX – Guadalajara / Foro Independencia 15.03.20 MX – Mexico City / Hell & Heaven Festival 17.03.20 CR – San Jose / El Grinch 18.03.20 CO – Bogota / Ace Of Spades 19.03.20 PE – Lima / La Oficina 21.03.20 CL – Santiago de Chile / Blondie 22.03.20 AR – Buenos Aires / Teatro Flores 24.03.20 UY – Montevideo / Music Box 27.03.20 BR – Limeira / Bar Da Montanha 28.03.20 BR – Sao Paulo / Carioca Club 10.04.20 AT – Vienna / Impericon Festival 11.04.20 DE – Leipzig / Impericon Festival 12.04.20 DE – Oberndorf / Eastercross Festival 14.04.20 FR – Besancon / La Rodia 15.04.20 FR – Strasbourg / La Laiterie 16.04.20 FR – Dunkerque / 4 Ecluses SOLD OUT 17.04.20 BE – Durbuy / Durbuy Rock Festival 18.04.20 DE – Oberhausen / Impericon Festival 19.04.20 DE – Munich / Impericon Festival
Tour Of Consciousness 2020 w/ Suicide Silence, Toothgrinder 23.04.20 US – San Francisco, CA / The Filmore 24.04.20 US – Los Angeles, CA / Belasco Theater 25.04.20 US – Las Vegas, NV / House Of Blues 26.04.20 US – Phoenix, AZ / The Pressroom 28.04.20 US – Houston, TX / House Of Blues 29.04.20 US – Dallas, TX / House Of Blues 30.04.20 US – Memphis, TN / Minglewood Hall 02.05.20 US – Charlotte, NC / Epicenter *Festival* 03.05.20 US – Norfolk, VA / The Norva 05.05.20 US – Brooklyn, NY / Warsaw 06.05.20 US – Boston, MA / House Of Blues 07.05.20 US – Silver Spring, MD / The Filmore Silver Spring 09.05.20 US – Daytona Beach, FL / Welcome To Rockville *Festival* 10.05.20 US – Pensacola, FL / Vinyl 12.05.20 US – Atlanta, GA / Buckhead Theater 13.05.20 US – Nashville, TN / Brooklyn Bowl 15.05.20 US – Columbus, OH / Sonic Temple *Festival* 16.05.20 US – Milwaukee, WI / Rave II 17.05.20 US – Chicago, IL / House Of Blues 19.05.20 US – Minneapolis, MN / The Filmore Minneapolis 20.05.20 US – Lawrence, KS / Granada Theater 22.05.20 US – Lincoln, NE / Bourbon Theater 23.05.20 US – Denver, CO / Summit 23-25.05.20 US – Pryor, OK / Rocklahoma *Festival*
European Festivals 12.06.20 CH – Interlaken / Greenfield 13.06.20 AT – Nickelsdorf / Novarock 20.06.20 DK – Copenhagen / Copenhell 21.06.20 FR – Clisson / Hellfest 25.06.20 ES – Madrid / Rock The Night 26.06.20 NO – Oslo / Tons Of Rock 27.06.20 FI – Helsinki / Tuska 28.06.20 CZ – Spalene Porici / Basinfire Fest 02.07.20 ES – Viveiro / Resurrection Fest 03.07.20 DE – Ballenstedt / Rockharz 04.07.20 BE – Ieper / Ieper Fest 09.07.20 SE – Gävle / Gefle Metal Fest 17.07.20 NL – Eindhove – Dynamo Metal Fest 27.07.20 FI – Oulu / Qstock 30.07.20 SI – Tolmin / Metal Days 01.08.20 AT – Lustenau / Szene Open Air 07.08.20 ES – Villena – Leyendas del Rock 08.08.20 UK – Walton On Trent / Bloodstock 12.-15.08.20 DE – Dinkelsbühl / Summer Breeze 15.08.20 DE – Sulingen / Reload
Devastating riffs, aggressive vocals, powerful melodies and astonishingly deep lyrics are what make their new album, Macro, JINJER’s most advanced and undeniable album yet – taking the listener on a journey of trauma, power struggle and greed with a progressive groove metal backdrop.
Order MacroHERE, and watch three new music videos below:
“Judgement & Punishment”: WATCH “On The Top”: WATCH “Pit Of Consciousness”: WATCH
INCLUDING MYSTERIOUSLY TITLED VIDEO “DANCE OF THE CLAIRVOYANTS” MACH I
“Dance of the Clairvoyants”, the first single from Pearl Jam’s forthcoming album, Gigaton, is now officially available. Listen to “Dance of the Clairvoyants” HERE.
“I can’t tell you how proud I am about this group of songs, ” explains Jeff Ament. “As you know, we took our time and that benefited us taking more chances. ‘Dance’ was a perfect storm of experimentation and real collaboration, mixing up the instrumentation and building a great song, and Ed writing some of my favorite words yet, around Matt’s killer drum pattern. Did I mention Mike’s insane guitar part and that Stone is playing bass on this one? We’ve opened some new doors creatively and that’s exciting.”
To accompany the single, Pearl Jam have released mysteriously titled video “Dance of the Clairvoyants” Mach I. Watch the video HERE.
As previously announced, Pearl Jam will release their much-anticipated eleventh studio album, Gigaton, on Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records on March 27, 2020 in the US. Internationally, the album will be released and distributed by Universal Music Group. Produced by Josh Evans and Pearl Jam, Gigaton marks the band’s first studio album since GRAMMY award-winning, Lightning Bolt, which was released on October 15, 2013.
III SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE ON FEBRUARY 21, 2020 VIA CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER HERE
Coming on the heels of the recent announcement that DEMONS & WIZARDS will release their first album in 15 years III on February 21, 2020, the band is back to unveil the music video for their debut single “Diabolic.” The newest musical opus showcases the sound that fans have come to love from the band. The just released music video borrows stylistic elements from the album cover to tell the time old tale of good vs evil with Hansi Kürsch and Jon Schaffer as the main characters. Watch the video for ‘Diabolic’, which was created by iCODE Team here: https://youtu.be/frMkdkCV2D0.
Hansi Kürsch states: “‘Diabolic’ for sure is a musical statement and its message is very clear and precise: We take no prisoners! We had a hard time figuring out a proper opener to ‘III,’ but when ‘Diabolic’ took shape, we realized it was the perfect introduction to the album!”
Jon Schaffer adds: “This song is a sequel to ‘Heaven Denies’ and it is dark, heavy, vicious,melodic, and totally atmospheric, everything I love about songwriting and making records in eight minutes! ‘Diabolic’ has the right attitude to make a strong statement as the first song that people will hear after 15 years!”
DEMONS & WIZARDS is one of the most legendary collaborations in the history of heavy metal, uniting the talents of Jon Schaffer (Iced Earth) and Hansi Kürsch (Blind Guardian) who are friends for nearly three decades.
DEMONS & WIZARDS musically embodies both musician’s stylistic trademarks and has resulted so far in two hugely celebrated studio albums, Demons & Wizards and Touched by the Crimson King. Both records have been reissued in 2019 on time with the group’s extremely successful return to the world’s stages. Now, the band presents III, a stunning monument of dynamic and powerful heavy metal that simply has all you would expect from these iconic musicians! III is epic, melodic, crushingly heavy, atmospheric, and all in between. 65 minutes of heavy metal mastery! III can now be pre-ordered in a variety of luxurious and limited formats: https://demonswizards.lnk.to/III.
The track-listing for III is:
03. Wolves In Winter
04. Final Warning
05. Timeless Spirit
06. Dark Side Of Her Majesty
07. Midas Disease
08. New Dawn
09. Universal Truth
11. Children Of Cain
The III recording line-up consists of:
Hansi Kürsch – Lead & Backing Vocals
Jon Schaffer – Rhythm and Lead Guitars, Bass Guitar, 6 and 12 string Acoustic Guitars, Mandolin, Keyboards, Backing Vocals
Guest Musicians on III:
Brent Smedley – Drums
Jim Morris – Additional Guitars, Backing Vocals
Jake Dreyer – Additional Guitars
Ruben Drake – Bass
Thomas Hackman, Olaf Senkbeil, John Jaycee Cuipers, Zakery Alexander, Jeff Brant, Todd Plant, Jerome Mazza – Backing Vocals