UK rockers Johnny Wore Black featuring Megadeth‘s David Ellefson on bass guitar, have released their third full length album ‘Ultra Violent Light‘ via EMP Label Group.

Johnny Wore Black have just posted a new music video for the song ‘Gun True Love‘.

Tracklist:

  1. Gun True Love
  2. One Sexy Scar
  3. Plastic Ocean
  4. Honey Club
  5. RIP Mr Man
  6. Boy Soldier
  7. Southern Storm
  8. Broken
  9. Ultra Violent Light
  10. Ultimate Fighter

The album was produced by David Bottrill (Tool, Stone Sour, Dream Theater) & Gez Walton (Earthtone9), mastered by Joao Carvalho & Bryan Lowe. Album artwork was designed by Andy Pilkington (SoilFlotsam & JetsamFuryKissin’ DynamiteBloodstock Festival).

Line up:

Jay Coen – Vocals
Simon Hutchby – Drums
Gez Walton – Guitars
David Ellefson – Bass
Cameron Daniel William Hill – Keyboards
Kate Shortt – Cello
Adam Sedgewick – Vocals
George Donahue – Vocals/Bass

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Blues vocalist Sari Schorr will release her brand new album ‘Never Say Never‘ on October 5th 2018 via Manhaton Records. ‘Never Say Never‘ is Sari’s second album and comes after the critically received debut album ‘A Force of Nature‘ which was released two years ago.

The ‘Never Say Never‘ UK tour kicks off in September and there’s a free song ‘Thank You‘ from the new album which can be downloaded here

September 13 Leicester The Musician Pub
September 14 London Borderline
September 15 Durham Mickleton Live
September 18 Bilston The Robin 2
September 19 Bristol The Louisiana
September 21 Pontypridd Muni Arts Centre
September 22 Derby THE FLOWERPOT DERBY
September 27 Oxford The Bullingdon
September 28 Poynton Legion Bluefunk Rhythm and Blues Club
September 29 Godalming Wilfrid Noyce Eclectic Live Music

Tickets from http://www.sarischorr.com

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To celebrate the announcement of their new album Dan Reed Network are also extremely proud to share the first single ‘Fade To Light‘ with a music video they feel encapsulates the whole experience of recording ‘Origins‘.

The video for ‘Fade To Light‘ is taken from the inaugural live studio recording session at Blueprint Studios in Manchester and is the perfect microcosm for this entire process. What I think really translates throughout is how having an audience in the room fed the band with a unique energy that pushed us to expand our creative horizons. We’re thrilled with the results,” explains Dan Reed.

While recording the album DRN opened the studio doors to the public and invited them in to be a part of an exclusive series of recording sessions that spanned the globe with tracks that would eventually become Origins recorded at Blueprint Studio’s in Manchester, The Power Station in NYC, Nia Studios in Portland Oregon and finally Studio 4 in Stockholm.

The concept allowed supporters of the band to intimately witness the whole process of recording a brand new song from scratch with the band individually tracking drums, bass, guitar, keyboards and vocals before inviting the audience to participate and provide backing vocals for the song as can be seen in the brand new video for ‘Fade To Light‘. The audience were also witness to a classic Dan Reed Network being re-imagined right before their eyes.

Tracklisting:
1. Fade to Light
2. Ritual
3. Right in Front of Me
4. Forgot to Make Her Mine
5. Shameless
6. Let it Go
7. One Last Time
8. Rainbow Child

Tracks 1 & 2 recorded in Manchester, 3 & 4 in NYC, 5 & 6 in Portland and 7 & 8 in Stockholm

 

With their new thrilling lyric video for the song ‘Morpheus‘ the Progressive Metal all-star band Tomorrow’s Eve, consisting of members from bands such as Symphony X, Labyrinth, Yngwie Malmsteen or Mekong Delta, is upping the ante today.

The third video after ‘Bread And Circuses‘ and ‘Dream Within A Dream‘ takes the viewer now into a gloomy, nightmarish dream world with dark corridors and monsters under the bed, nestled by the great epic music of the extraordinary and successful album ‘Mirror Of Creation III – Project Ikaros‘.

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Monster Truck return with a brand new video for the rip-roaring juggernaut ‘Thundertruck‘. The bands new album ‘True Rockers’ will be released on Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group on 14th September 2018.

Thundertruck‘ is another juggernaut and was originally from the ‘Sittin’ Heavy’ sessions but was abandoned. Guitarist Jeremy Widerman says. “We had worked on that with me playing that lead part, and it left a big gaping hole in the heaviness of the song. Once we shifted that line over to the organ, we were like, this is awesome.”

It’s been two years since the mighty ‘Sittin’ Heavy‘ came out and in the 18 months that followed its release, they played over 150 shows, which included arena tours with Nickelback, Billy Talent and for the final ever European Deep Purple tour – They also played with Black Stone Cherry, Volbeat, The Temperance Movement, Jane’s Addiction, Rob Zombie and Alter Bridge.

They embarked on their biggest European headline tour to date selling out venues across the continent and thundered through main stage festival slots at RockPalast (Germany), Ramblin’ Man Fair (UK), Download (UK), Rock on the Range (US), Shiprocked (US) and Rock in Vienna (Austria) amongst others.

During the time on the road the band took a recording rig on tour and songs came together for what was to become ‘True Rockers’ and they began to send material back and forth to producer Dan Weller (SiKth, Young Guns, Enter Shikari). “When the inspiration strikes, use it, if you’re not gonna use it, you’re wasting it” says frontman/bassist Jon ‘Marv’ Harvey, “as soon as you think of something could be a good song, work on it, immediately. Inspiration is so valuable.” They then returned to Echo Mountain Studios inAsheville, North Carolina in July 2017 to record the album.

The album had been put to bed but the band were still bouncing around ideas and they had the opportunity to work with award winning producers Gavin Brown and Maia Davies on songs ‘Evolution’, ‘Young City Hearts’ and ‘Hurricane’. “We had a chance to work with some hit makers so we took the chance, and what came out is different than anything we have done. Gavin and Maia were fantastic to work with. It added a lot of colour to the record and allowed us the opportunity to take a risk and branch out a little,” explains Harvey.

Elaborating further Widerman adds, “It almost wouldn’t be a Monster Truck record if we didn’t reach the supposed end of the process and then double-back to track a few extra songs in order to strengthen what was already a strong record to us.”

Harvey has become a father since the last record was released and this life changing moment had a real effect on the songwriting. Whereas ‘Sittin’ Heavy’ was a more “serious” record, ‘True Rockers’ is the sound of a band letting lose and having fun. Harvey affirms, “We want people to listen to it and have fun, have as much fun as possible.

In 2019 they will celebrate their 10th Anniversary and for a band that wasn’t going to take things seriously, they have already achieved an incredible amount in that time. “I think you have to know where you came from, otherwise how do you know where you’re going.” Harvey says. “You can’t forget your roots, we started from such a pure place of just a party. I literally couldn’t ask for anything better. How am I so lucky that I get to do this, perseverance pays off.

This is the essence that is pumping through ‘True Rockers’, a band that formed only for fun back in 2009 have toured the world because they connect with their fans who want that from them. Upon the release of ‘True Rockers’ they will be three albums in and are steamrolling through the world picking up people along the way that want that wild ride and its feels like they are only just getting started.

Catch Monster Truck on tour with Black Stone Cherry & The Cadillac Three in December:

Thu 6th Dec – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff – Tickets
Fri 7th Dec – Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle – Tickets
Sun 9th Dec – SECC, Glasgow – Tickets
Mon 10th Dec – Manchester Arena, Manchester – Tickets
Tue 11th Dec – Birmingham Arena, Birmingham – Tickets
Thu 13th Dec – First Direct Arena, Leeds – Tickets
Fri 14th Dec – The SSE Arena, London – Tickets

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Bad Touch are pleased to announce the release of their new studio album ‘Shake A Leg’ released worldwide on Friday 5th October 2018. To celebrate the occasion, the band have signed a worldwide album deal with Marshall Records, and will release their new single ‘Skyman’ on Friday 10th August. The new album will be released on CD, limited edition gold vinyl and digital download. ‘Shake A Leg’ will be supported by a nationwide 18-date UK headline tour starting at Newcastle University Union on Wednesday 17th October.

From today, the new ‘Skyman’ single is available to buy as a digital download, and as an instant grat track with all pre-orders of the new album.

Their third studio album, ‘Shake A Leg’ was recorded in Bad Touch’s home county of Norfolk at Orange Tree Studios. Engineered, produced and mixed by Andy Hodgson, the new album follows their critically acclaimed 2016 release ‘Truth Be Told’ which featured the rock radio hit ‘99%’. The new album was mastered at Abbey Road Studios.

‘Shake A Leg’ takes a more personal and ambitious approach in both song-writing and production due to the bands choice to write more spontaneously within the studio itself resulting in more emotional ‘in-the-moment’ performances. ‘Shake A Leg’ features 13 hand-picked songs that originate from a collective of all the members influences which they proudly wear on their sleeve.

We wanted to the album to embody songs that not only sounded fresh and exciting, but also communicated lyrics that meant something to us on a personal level that our fans could identify with,” says guitarist Rob Glendinning.

The concept behind the making of ‘Shake A Leg’ represents the band’s relentless touring schedule and their gradual rise to generating a loyal and dedicated following. Known by fans and critics alike for having a reputation as a busy and hard-working band, Bad Touch continue to tour far and wide and are looking forward to playing tracks from the new album when they tour the UK in October and November.

Newcastle, University Union      Wednesday 17 October

Glasgow, The Cathouse                 Thursday 18 October

Inverness, Ironworks                     Friday 19 October

Edinburgh, Bannerman’s              Saturday 20 October

Manchester, Academy 3               Wednesday 31 October

Derby, The Flowerpot                   Thursday 1 November

Hull, The Welly                                 Friday 2 November

Sheffield, Corporation                  Saturday 3 November

Leeds, The Wardrobe                    Monday 5 November

Stockton-on-Tees, ARC                 Tuesday 6 November

Stoke-On-Trent, Eleven                 Thursday 8 November

Norwich, The Waterfront             Friday 9 November

London, ULU Live                             Saturday 10 November

Southampton, The 1865                Thursday 15 November

Bridgewater, Cobblestones        Friday 16 November

Saltash, Livewire                             Saturday 17 November

Oxford, The Bullingdon                 Sunday 18 November

Wolverhampton, The Robin 2    Monday 19 November

On the heels of announcing their first new LP in three years, ‘Electric Messiah‘, High On Fire have released a lyric video to the title track.

High On Fire have announced extensive touring to support the recently announced new LP. After a batch of European festival dates, the band will head back to the U.S. to perform at Psycho Las Vegas and The Muddy Roots Music Festival. The band will then head back to UK/Europe for a co-headline run with Enslaved before kicking off the Municipal Waste dates in the States.

On Tuesday High On Fire released a new single titled ‘Electric Messiah‘. The new song serves as the title track off the band’s new LP, which will be released on October 5, 2018, via Entertainment One (eOne).

“I had a dream about Lemmy,” says Matt Pike, explaining the inspiration behind the title of High On Fire‘s triumphant new ‘Electric Messiah“When Lemmy was still alive I always got compared to Lemmy,” the gravelly-voiced guitarist elaborates, “so I had this dream where he got pissed at me.” 

“He gave me a bunch of shit, basically, and was hazing me. Not that he didn’t approve of me, but like I was being hazed. The song is me telling the world that I could never fill Lemmy’s shoes because Lemmy’s Lemmy. I wanted to pay homage to him in a great way. And it turned out to be such a good title that the guys said we should call the album ‘Electric Messiah‘.” 

Electric Messiah‘ will serve as the follow-up to ‘Luminiferous‘ released in 2015, which went on to be one of the band’s most critically acclaimed albums. NPR said about ‘Luminiferous‘, “For High On Fire to exude this much vigor 17 years into its existence only reaffirms the band’s mastery of the form.” Pitchfork called the collection of songs “among the most enthusiastic and bracing of the Oakland metal band’s career.” Finally, Rolling Stone said it was “a ferocious blast of charging guitars, blasting drums and Pike’s inimitable hoarse roar” in their feature outlining the 20 Best Metal Albums of 2015.

Electric Messiah‘ reunites the band once again with producer Kurt Ballou (Converge, Torche, Kvelertak) for the third time. “Kurt just has a knack for us, man,” Matt Pike says. “We all work really well with him. Even if we have differences about how we want to record something, he works with us and understands what we do. We’ve been sticking with him because we haven’t made a bad record with him yet.”

It feels absurd to think that this late into their career High On Fire has hit a new career peak, but that’s what happens when you have a trio that works this well together. For all of Ballou’s sonic wizardry, Electric Messiah is all about the evolution of Pike, Matz, and Kensel. They simply cannot be denied a permanent spot among American royalty.

“This band keeps evolving,” Pike enthuses. “This is by far the best record I’ve ever made with the High on Fire stamp. It just keeps getting better and better. We just try to outdo ourselves. I’m not saying the old work is progressively worse, it’s just that we get better every time instead of burning out, which is a common finality for a lot of bands. This album is fucking excellent, I just love everything on it, I’m not bummed about anything. It’s great when you think that about your record.”

Pre-orderElectric Messiah‘ now: http://smarturl.it/ElectricMessiah

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Joe Bonamassa just released the music video for his track ‘King Bee Shakedown’ taken from his brand new studio album ‘Redemption‘, which is release by Mascot/ Provogue on Friday 21st September.

Grab your dancing shoes and get ready for the daring and energetic new tune from Bonamassa. ‘King Bee Shakedown,’ recorded on the highly-anticipated new album ‘Redemption‘, is reminiscent of high-energy swing and jump-blues, styles artists like Brian Setzer helped to revive throughout the 80’s. The song is a high-tempo boogie complete with booming backbeats from the drums, blaring horn stabs, a red-hot solo from Joe!

If the stylistic exploration wasn’t courageous enough, Joe decided to play ‘King Bee Shakedown‘ as the opener to the majority of his 2018 live performances. With the fans twisting in their seats and the band having a blast on stage, the decision seemed to pay off as it has quickly become a fan favourite on this leg of Joe’s tour.