Friday, November 09, 2018

NEW TRAP ARTIST ALIREZA RELEASES "NEVER SEEN" SINGLE ON REVOLVER

Earache Records is pleased to announce the signing of Washington D.C. trap artist ALIREZA to a worldwide recording deal.

A pioneering artist at the forefront of the dark trap genre, ALIREZA combines elements of trap and rap with rock and metal, with influences ranging from XXXTENTACION to BRING ME THE HORIZON.  Following a recent performance at Afropunk Fest in Brooklyn, (curated in part by TYLER, THE CREATOR), ALIREZA has been in the studio with producer Jason Rich (LIL PEEP, LIL XAN) working on his debut album 'Endlyss', which is due for release in 2019 on Earache Records.

"I don't think they're ready for what I'm about to do to the world," comments ALIREZA.  "Maybe the world isn't ready, honestly.  I'm technically the first hip-hop signee on this huge metal label, but I find my way leaning in a lot of genres all at once so I'm excited to show it all."

After making the jump from his metalcore band LOUDER THAN QUIET to a solo hip-hop/trap artist, ALIREZA is now ready to take on the world with his debut single "Never Seen", which has premiered on Revolver here <https://www.revolvermag.com/music/hear-earache-alireza-new-song-never-seen> and is available now on all major streaming platforms.

"It's rare you see a guy in a band that can bar out," continues ALIREZA.  "And even more rare to see a guy who can bar out but still be talking about something with substance.  That's literally what I was aiming for with this first single.  Setting the tone so you don't think I'm just some random trap metal artist, and giving you real hip-hop, unadulterated bars.  The video alluded to gentrification [the renovating of deteriorated urban neighbourhoods, raising property values and often displacing low-income residents] in a very indirect way but that's exactly how it takes over so I don't think there's a way more fitting to show you what's going on."

Follow ALIREZA online for the latest news and info:

Facebook <https://www.facebook.com/Alireza301>
Twitter <https://twitter.com/alireza301>
Instagram <https://www.instagram.com/alireza301>


ALIREZA PRESS
Dan Tobin - Earache Records
E-mail: dan@earache.com

Thursday, November 01, 2018

HAGGARD CAT RELEASE MUSIC VIDEO FOR "GOLDBERG"

WATCH HERE <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoxZPap2lLA>

From this year's 'Challenger' album, out now <http://webstore.earache.com/haggard-cat> on Earache Records
UK tour kicked off this week

"greasy slide guitar, filthy riffs and stupidly addictive grooves that make standing still a physical impossibility." - Metal Hammer

"this debut hits you with an ear-damaging line of fuzz, with riffs so dirty you'd be forgiven for thinking they'd just done a Tough Mudder course." - Kerrang! KKKK

"a high-calibre duo" - Total Guitar ****

"a captivating new force in British rock." - Upset Magazine ****


HAGGARD CAT have spent most of their year on the road or at festivals (or playing on top of shipping containers at festivals <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6Xg0CBsz_A>).  Now Halloween sees the band head off on another UK stint, playing 14 shows across the UK and Ireland as part of the Upset Magazine 'About to Break' tour with DRONES, BITCH FALCON and INTECHNICOLOUR.

The Nottingham duo's riff-heavy rock and roll was unleashed in the form of their album 'Challenger' earlier this year.  "Goldberg" is one of its songs and the band have this week released a music video for the track <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoxZPap2lLA>.  Vocalist and guitarist Matt Reynolds says, "With this clip we wanted to try and visually recreate the head-spinning sound of the track's weird mismatching time signatures and dreamy vocals.  To get the final effect we ended up hand-building a room within a room and cramming in as many references to the band's life over the last couple of years as we could.  I also think this feels like a good, natural way to tie together everything we've achieved so far with 'Challenger'.  There are quite a few references to our other videos in there that are fun to try and spot too."

This is a timely release for HAGGARD CAT as they have just kicked off another tour and "Goldberg" is inherently about the toll touring can take.  "'Goldberg' is a very personal song to us," says Reynolds.  "The lyrics deal with how touring and expectation cause deterioration of mental health and how our perception of ourselves on the road can lead to toxic behaviour.  Although this might sound quite reflective, it's actually a very positive song about being more self-aware and pulling through to the other side."

HAGGARD CAT (whose lineup is completed by drummer Tom Marsh) have a history of crafting creative, DIY music videos, as evidenced by other visual offerings from the 'Challenger' album - "Bone Shaker" <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVCzqcrjXh8>, "American Graffiti" <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJtDu2wtAIo> and "The Patriot" <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCzm0xPR8jg>.  These killer tracks have enjoyed national airplay on BBC Radio 1's Rock Show and BBC Introducing, as well as playlisting at Kerrang! TV.

Pick up 'Challenger' now on CD and vinyl here <http://webstore.earache.com/haggard-cat> or on iTunes here <http://bit.ly/challenger-itunes>.

UPSET MAGAZINE 'ABOUT TO BREAK' TOUR:
Nov. 01 - Bristol, UK - Mother's Ruin
Nov. 02 - Brighton, UK - Brighton Electric
Nov. 03 - London, UK - Boston Music Rooms
Nov. 04 - St. Albans, UK - The Horn
Nov. 05 - Nottingham, UK - Bodega
Nov. 07 - Milton Keynes, UK - Craufurd Arms
Nov. 08 - Sheffield, UK - Corporation
Nov. 09 - Leeds, UK - Temple of Boom
Nov. 10 - Leicester, UK - Firebug
Nov. 11 - Chester, UK - The Live Rooms
Nov. 13 - Manchester, UK - Night People
Nov. 14 - Glasgow, UK - The Garage
Nov. 16 - Dublin, Ireland - The Bowery

Official Site <http://haggardcat.com>
Facebook <http://www.facebook.com/HaggardCat>
Twitter <http://twitter.com/theHaggardCat>
Instagram <http://www.instagram.com/thehaggardcat>

Please contact Sarah Maynard at Major for further info etc:
maynard@majortransmission.com // 07919 313921

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

MASSIVE WAGONS ANNOUNCE 'BACK TO THE STACK' UK TOUR

MASSIVE WAGONS have announced the 'Back to the Stack' UK tour, which will see the Lancaster rockers play headline shows in Bristol, Birmingham, London, Glasgow and Manchester in April 2019.

Presale tickets for the tour are on sale from Planet Rock Tickets <https://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/promo/j7r9ct> starting at 10am tomorrow - Wednesday, 24th October - with general sale on Friday.

MASSIVE WAGONS frontman Baz Mills comments: "This is the culmination of years of hard work.  I mean, the hard work continues now, it's just at a slightly higher level these days - bigger venues and bigger audiences.  But that's exactly what bands strive for.

"We are humbled by the band's following; it's growing faster than ever, and these shows are gonna be absolutely rockin'!  We cannot wait!  Songs for the next album are being written and it's entirely possible some new stuff may creep into the set by then.  They are sounding ace, and we can't wait to play them live."

Don't miss MASSIVE WAGONS in 2019 at the following shows:

Apr. 06 - Bristol, UK - Thekla
Apr. 12 - Birmingham, UK - Asylum
Apr. 13 - London, UK - The Dome
Apr. 19 - Glasgow, UK - Garage
Apr. 20 - Manchester, UK - Academy 3

View the tour flyer here <http://earacherecords.com/myspace/massivewagons_uk_apr19.jpg>.

MASSIVE WAGONS released their new album 'Full Nelson' in August, storming the official UK Albums Chart to land at number 16.  The album features the searing anthem "Under No Illusion", the hilarious social media-bashing "China Plates", and the Rick Parfitt tribute (and namesake of this tour) "Back to the Stack".

Pick up 'Full Nelson' now on limited edition signed CD and vinyl here <http://www.earache.com/fullnelson> or get the album on iTunes here <http://bit.ly/fullnelson-itunes>.

MASSIVE WAGONS are:
Baz Mills - Vocals
Adam Thistlethwaite - Guitars
Stephen Holl - Guitars
Adam "Bowz" Bouskill - Bass
Alex Thistlethwaite - Drums

Follow MASSIVE WAGONS online for the latest news and info:
Official Site <http://www.massivewagons.com>
Facebook <http://www.facebook.com/MassiveWagons>
Twitter <http://twitter.com/massivewagons>
Instagram <http://www.instagram.com/massivewagons>


MASSIVE WAGONS PRESS
Valeria Laghezza - Duff Press
E-mail: valeria@duffpress.co.uk

MASSIVE WAGONS MANAGEMENT
Terri Chapman - Rock People Management
E-mail: terri@rockpeoplemanagement.com

Friday, October 05, 2018

THOSE DAMN CROWS: DEBUT ALBUM 'MURDER AND THE MOTIVE' OUT NOW

British modern hard rock band THOSE DAMN CROWS have today released their eagerly-anticipated debut album 'Murder and the Motive' worldwide via Earache Records.

'Murder and the Motive' features 10 incredible tracks, from hard-hitters such as "Don't Give a Damn" and "Say It", to the anthemic fan-favourites "Rock 'n' Roll Ain't Dead!" and "Blink of an Eye" - a recent live piano version <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aufZF727MS8> of which has been dropping jaws amongst both fans and critics.

Pick up the album now on limited edition signed CD and vinyl, along with a range of merch bundles here <http://www.earache.com/crows>.  As a special treat for fans, each order also includes 10 free CrowCoins - the new cryptocurrency created specifically for the most dedicated THOSE DAMN CROWS fans which will give them the chance to get hold of exclusive rewards.

'Murder and the Motive' is also available now on iTunes <http://bit.ly/matm-itunes>, Bandcamp <http://thosedamncrows.bandcamp.com> and all major streaming platforms <http://smarturl.it/those-damn-crows>.

'Murder and the Motive' track listing:
1. Don't Give a Damn
2. Blink of an Eye
3. Someone Someday
4. Rock 'n' Roll Ain't Dead!
5. Behind These Walls
6. Say It
7. Seven Days
8. The Fighter
9. Breakaway
10. Fear of the Broken

View the cover art here <http://earacherecords.com/myspace/tdc_matm.jpg>.

TOUR DATES
Oct. 10 - Cardiff, UK - Fuel (w/ MASSIVE)
Oct. 13 - Ramsgate, UK - Kaiserbill Festival
Nov. 03 - Pontypridd, UK - ComMUNIon of Rock
Nov. 07 - London, UK - The Black Heart (w/ THE WILD)
Nov. 09 - Swansea, UK - Hangar 18 (w/ THE WILD)
Nov. 16 - Nuneaton, UK - Queens Hall (w/ MASSIVE WAGONS)
Nov. 17 - Wrexham, UK - Central Station (w/ MASSIVE WAGONS)
Nov. 30 - Newport, UK - The Patriot
Dec. 02 - Trecco Bay, UK - Planet Rockstock
Feb. 09 - Carlisle, UK - Rockmantic Weekender Festival

THOSE DAMN CROWS are:
Shane Greenhall - Vocals
Ian "Shiner" Thomas - Guitar
David Winchurch - Guitar
Lloyd Wood - Bass
Ronnie Huxford - Drums

Follow THOSE DAMN CROWS online for the latest news and info:
Official Site <http://thosedamncrows.com>
Facebook <http://www.facebook.com/thosedamncrows>
Twitter <http://twitter.com/thosedamncrows>
Instagram <http://www.instagram.com/thosedamncrows>


THOSE DAMN CROWS UK PRESS
Kirsten Sprinks - Cosa Nostra PR
E-mail: kirsten@cosanostrapr.com

THOSE DAMN CROWS MANAGEMENT
Roy Davis - UPRAWR
E-mail: roy@totaluprawr.com

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

THOSE DAMN CROWS KICK OFF PLANET ROCK TOUR TONIGHT WITH THE BAD FLOWERS AND FEDERAL CHARM

British modern hard rock band THOSE DAMN CROWS are kicking off a UK tour tonight in Bristol ahead of the release of their debut album 'Murder and the Motive' on October 5th.

The Welsh rockers are joining co-headliners THE BAD FLOWERS and FEDERAL CHARM for the tour, presented by Planet Rock, which wraps up at the Borderline in London on Sunday, 30th September.  For tickets and more information, head here <http://www.planetrocktickets.co.uk/article/the-bad-flowers-federal-charm>.

TOUR DATES
Sep. 19 - Bristol, UK - Thekla*
Sep. 20 - Pontypridd, UK - Muni Arts Centre*
Sep. 21 - Nottingham, UK - Rock City Basement*
Sep. 22 - Glasgow, UK - Classic Grand*
Sep. 23 - Chester, UK - The Live Rooms*
Sep. 24 - Manchester, UK - The Deaf Institute*
Sep. 26 - Huddersfield, UK - The Parish*
Sep. 27 - Newcastle, UK - Think Tank*
Sep. 28 - Sheffield, UK - Corporation*
Sep. 29 - Birmingham, UK - O2 Institute 2*
Sep. 30 - London, UK - The Borderline
Oct. 13 - Ramsgate, UK - Kaiserbill Festival
Nov. 03 - Pontypridd, UK - ComMUNIon of Rock
Nov. 07 - London, UK - The Black Heart (w/ THE WILD)
Nov. 09 - Swansea, UK - Hangar 18 (w/ THE WILD)
Dec. 02 - Trecco Bay, UK - Planet Rockstock
Feb. 09 - Carlisle, UK - Rockmantic Weekender Festival
* Planet Rock Presents tour w/ THE BAD FLOWERS and FEDERAL CHARM

THOSE DAMN CROWS frontman Shane Greenhall has just released a mind-blowing video of the band's fan-favourite song "Blink of an Eye", which sees the singer performing the track live in the studio with just piano and his phenomenal vocals.  Watch the video now here <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aufZF727MS8>.

'Murder and the Motive' is available to pre-order now on limited edition signed CD and vinyl, regular CD and vinyl, plus a selection of merch bundles from the Earache Webstore here <http://www.earache.com/crows>.  As a special treat for fans, each Webstore pre-order also includes 10 free CrowCoins - the new cryptocurrency created specifically for the most dedicated THOSE DAMN CROWS fans, which will give them the chance to get their hands on exclusive merch items.

The album is also available to pre-order now on iTunes, including instant downloads of "Rock 'n' Roll Ain't Dead!", "Someone Someday", "Blink of an Eye" and "Don't Give a Damn" here <http://bit.ly/matm-itunes>.

THOSE DAMN CROWS are:
Shane Greenhall - Vocals
Ian "Shiner" Thomas - Guitar
David Winchurch - Guitar
Lloyd Wood - Bass
Ronnie Huxford - Drums

Follow THOSE DAMN CROWS online for the latest news and info:
Official Site <http://thosedamncrows.com>
Facebook <http://www.facebook.com/thosedamncrows>
Twitter <http://twitter.com/thosedamncrows>
Instagram <http://www.instagram.com/thosedamncrows>


THOSE DAMN CROWS UK PRESS
Kirsten Sprinks - Cosa Nostra PR
E-mail: kirsten@cosanostrapr.com

THOSE DAMN CROWS MANAGEMENT
Roy Davis - UPRAWR
E-mail: roy@totaluprawr.com

Friday, September 07, 2018

THOSE DAMN CROWS PREMIERE ACOUSTIC VERSION OF "BLINK OF AN EYE" ON PLANET ROCK

British modern hard rock band THOSE DAMN CROWS have released a live acoustic video of their fan-favourite track "Blink of an Eye", which appears on their upcoming debut album 'Murder and the Motive', out October 5th via Earache Records.

The stunning performance was filmed live at YouTube Space in London in July and is exclusively premiering on the Planet Rock website here <http://www.planetrock.com/news/rock-news/exclusive-those-damn-crows-premiere-acoustic-version-of-blink-of-an-eye>.

"From the early demo stages of 'Blink' we knew this song had the potential to become one of the biggest songs on the record," comments THOSE DAMN CROWS frontman Shane Greenhall.  "It seemed to have all the ingredients of a potential hit - a story, a message, a great hook and a HUGE chorus that the crowds at our live shows love to sing back at us."

Speaking about the meaning behind the song, Shane adds: "'Blink' is about a time and place where we grew up as kids, and reflecting on how much has changed since our childhood... pubs, venues, shops, all boarded up; how we once were, how life was and just how precious life and loved ones are.  It's only through loss do you truly appreciate life...  'You gotta hit the lows to feel the highs.'"

For more insights into the track, check out Episode 2 of 'Making the Murder', where Shane discusses its origins with guitarist Ian "Shiner" Thomas and drummer Ronnie Huxford.  Watch it now here <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCKnKlSH2v4>.

'Murder and the Motive' is available to pre-order now on limited edition signed CD and vinyl, regular CD and vinyl, plus a selection of merch bundles from the Earache Webstore here <http://www.earache.com/crows>.  As a special treat for fans, each Webstore pre-order also includes 10 free CrowCoins - the new cryptocurrency created specifically for the most dedicated THOSE DAMN CROWS fans, which will give them the chance to get their hands on exclusive merch items.

The album is also available to pre-order now on iTunes, including instant downloads of "Rock 'n' Roll Ain't Dead!", "Someone Someday", "Blink of an Eye" and "Don't Give a Damn" here <http://bit.ly/matm-itunes>.

Don't miss THOSE DAMN CROWS on tour:
Sep. 14 - London, UK - O2 Forum (w/ THE QUIREBOYS)
Sep. 19 - Bristol, UK - Thekla*
Sep. 20 - Pontypridd, UK - Muni Arts Centre*
Sep. 21 - Nottingham, UK - Rock City Basement*
Sep. 22 - Glasgow, UK - Classic Grand*
Sep. 23 - Chester, UK - The Live Rooms*
Sep. 24 - Manchester, UK - The Deaf Institute*
Sep. 26 - Huddersfield, UK - The Parish*
Sep. 27 - Newcastle, UK - Think Tank*
Sep. 28 - Sheffield, UK - Corporation*
Sep. 29 - Birmingham, UK - O2 Institute 2*
Sep. 30 - London, UK - The Borderline
Oct. 13 - Ramsgate, UK - Kaiserbill Festival
Nov. 03 - Pontypridd, UK - ComMUNIon of Rock
Nov. 07 - London, UK - The Black Heart (w/ THE WILD)
Nov. 09 - Swansea, UK - Hangar 18 (w/ THE WILD)
Dec. 02 - Trecco Bay, UK - Planet Rockstock
Feb. 09 - Carlisle, UK - Rockmantic Weekender Festival
* Planet Rock Presents tour w/ THE BAD FLOWERS and FEDERAL CHARM

THOSE DAMN CROWS are:
Shane Greenhall - Vocals
Ian "Shiner" Thomas - Guitar
David Winchurch - Guitar
Lloyd Wood - Bass
Ronnie Huxford - Drums

Follow THOSE DAMN CROWS online for the latest news and info:
Official Site <http://thosedamncrows.com>
Facebook <http://www.facebook.com/thosedamncrows>
Twitter <http://twitter.com/thosedamncrows>
Instagram <http://www.instagram.com/thosedamncrows>


THOSE DAMN CROWS UK PRESS
Kirsten Sprinks - Cosa Nostra PR
E-mail: kirsten@cosanostrapr.com

THOSE DAMN CROWS MANAGEMENT
Roy Davis - UPRAWR
E-mail: roy@totaluprawr.com

Monday, September 03, 2018

THOSE DAMN CROWS RELEASE LIVE VIDEO OF "BLINK OF AN EYE" FROM YOUTUBE SPACE LONDON

British modern hard rock band THOSE DAMN CROWS have released a live video of their fan-favourite track "Blink of an Eye", which appears on their upcoming debut album 'Murder and the Motive', out October 5th on Earache Records.

The stunning performance was filmed live at YouTube Space in London in July, and is available to watch now here <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnpBQvRKFT8>.

"From the early demo stages of 'Blink' we knew this song had the potential to become one of the biggest songs on the record," comments THOSE DAMN CROWS frontman Shane Greenhall.  "It seemed to have all the ingredients of a potential hit - a story, a message, a great hook and a HUGE chorus that the crowds at our live shows love to sing back at us."

Speaking about the meaning behind the song, Shane adds: "'Blink' is about a time and place where we grew up as kids, and reflecting on how much has changed since our childhood... pubs, venues, shops, all boarded up; how we once were, how life was and just how precious life and loved ones are.  It's only through loss do you truly appreciate life...  'You gotta hit the lows to feel the highs.'"

For more insights into the track, check out Episode 2 of 'Making the Murder', where Shane discusses its origins with guitarist Shiner and drummer Ronnie, here <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCKnKlSH2v4>.

'Murder and the Motive' is available to pre-order now on limited edition signed CD and vinyl, regular CD and vinyl, plus a selection of merch bundles from the Earache Webstore here <http://www.earache.com/crows>.  As a special treat for fans, each Webstore pre-order also includes 10 free CrowCoins - the new cryptocurrency created specifically for the most dedicated THOSE DAMN CROWS fans, which will give them the chance to get their hands on exclusive merch items.

The album is also available to pre-order now on iTunes, including instant downloads of "Rock 'n' Roll Ain't Dead!", "Someone Someday", "Blink of an Eye" and "Don't Give a Damn" here <http://bit.ly/matm-itunes>.

Don't miss THOSE DAMN CROWS on tour:
Sep. 14 - London, UK - O2 Forum (w/ THE QUIREBOYS)
Sep. 19 - Bristol, UK - Thekla*
Sep. 20 - Pontypridd, UK - Muni Arts Centre*
Sep. 21 - Nottingham, UK - Rock City Basement*
Sep. 22 - Glasgow, UK - Classic Grand*
Sep. 23 - Chester, UK - The Live Rooms*
Sep. 24 - Manchester, UK - The Deaf Institute*
Sep. 26 - Huddersfield, UK - The Parish*
Sep. 27 - Newcastle, UK - Think Tank*
Sep. 28 - Sheffield, UK - Corporation*
Sep. 29 - Birmingham, UK - O2 Institute 2*
Sep. 30 - London, UK - The Borderline
Oct. 13 - Ramsgate, UK - Kaiserbill Festival
Nov. 03 - Pontypridd, UK - ComMUNIon of Rock
Nov. 07 - London, UK - The Black Heart (w/ THE WILD)
Nov. 09 - Swansea, UK - Hangar 18 (w/ THE WILD)
Dec. 02 - Trecco Bay, UK - Planet Rockstock
Feb. 09 - Carlisle, UK - Rockmantic Weekender Festival
* Planet Rock Presents tour w/ THE BAD FLOWERS and FEDERAL CHARM

THOSE DAMN CROWS are:
Shane Greenhall - Vocals
Ian "Shiner" Thomas - Guitar
David Winchurch - Guitar
Lloyd Wood - Bass
Ronnie Huxford - Drums

Follow THOSE DAMN CROWS online for the latest news and info:
Official Site <http://thosedamncrows.com>
Facebook <http://www.facebook.com/thosedamncrows>
Twitter <http://twitter.com/thosedamncrows>
Instagram <http://www.instagram.com/thosedamncrows>


THOSE DAMN CROWS UK PRESS
Kirsten Sprinks - Cosa Nostra PR
E-mail: kirsten@cosanostrapr.com

THOSE DAMN CROWS MANAGEMENT
Roy Davis - UPRAWR
E-mail: roy@totaluprawr.com