Thursday, March 28, 2019

ALIREZA DROPS POWERFUL VISUALS FOR NEW TRACK "DOOMED"; PRE-ORDER DEBUT ALBUM 'ENDLYSS' NOW

Washington D.C. trap artist ALIREZA has released a brand new single, "Doomed", accompanied by powerful visuals confronting depression, mental health and social media addiction.  The track is taken from his forthcoming debut album 'Endlyss', out April 12th on Earache Records.

"Doomed is about the state of the world.  The state of the people who deal with all the problems listed in the song," comments ALIREZA.  "The first line is a pretty straightforward line about Mac Miller.  I feel like we've lost so much as a generation and a culture to drugs and violence but it's way different than the '80s or '90s; this is a whole new problem in general.  Thy Art Is Murder also inspired me to make this song because of how they wrote 'They Will Know Another'.  The honesty and stance of that song made me want to write a version where a rapper is taking that stance, observing a dying world that he lives in.  Whether he lives there willingly or unwillingly is up to the listener."

Listen to "Doomed" now exclusively on SoundCloud here <http://soundcloud.com/alireza301/doomed-prod-jason-rich> and watch the powerful animated video for the song here <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOioycj8F_8>.  Piecing together award-winning animations from British artist Steve Cutts, the visuals paint a bleak reflection of humanity in 2019, highlighting issues such as the rising number of suicides amongst young men, mental health issues, the prescription drug epidemic, social media addiction, and the futile rat race of capitalism and greed.

"Doomed" will also be available on all other major digital platforms from tomorrow - Friday, March 29th.

Fans in New York recently got to see ALIREZA performing a blistering live set at the Kingsland in Brooklyn, attended by an enthusiastic crowd made up of both rap and metal fans, exemplifying the bridge ALIREZA has created between the two genres.  Don't miss ALIREZA at his other upcoming shows:

Mar. 30 - Washington D.C. - Songbyrd
Apr. 05 - Washington D.C. - Songbyrd (Album Release Show)

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.  The multitalented vocalist and guitarist cut his teeth in the all-black DMV metalcore band LOUDER THAN QUIET before making the jump to solo artist, with elements of his wide-ranging tastes evident throughout his debut album 'Endlyss', recorded with producer Jason Rich (LIL PEEP, LIL XAN).

Pre-order 'Endlyss' now on CD and digital download here <http://smarturl.it/alireza>.

For a deeper look into ALIREZA's history and influences, and how he brings them all together to create something wholly unique, check out the documentary "Alireza: The Man Behind the Bars" now here <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDIrNNNPmZc>.

Watch ALIREZA's official music videos for "Vendetta" here <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QscoecQ8dUA> and "Never Seen" here <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOETO7sBxtI>.

Follow ALIREZA online for the latest news and info:
Facebook <http://www.facebook.com/Alireza301>
Twitter <http://twitter.com/alireza301>
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SoundCloud <http://soundcloud.com/alireza301>
Spotify <http://spoti.fi/2tV61mU>
Apple Music <http://apple.co/2C7IT9u>

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

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

GOODBYE JUNE SIGN GLOBAL DEAL WITH EARACHE RECORDS

Earache Records are pleased to announced the worldwide signing of Nashville-based rock 'n' roll act GOODBYE JUNE.

Having recently completed a full European tour in support of friends and fellow hard rockers GRETA VAN FLEET, the band is currently holed up in the studio in Nashville recording brand new songs for an album which will come out globally on Earache in August.

GOODBYE JUNE are three cousins formed after the death of guitarist Tyler Baker's brother in June (hence the band name), vowing to honour his memory with their soulful and life-affirming sound.  Having parted ways with major label Interscope after the release of their debut album 'Magic Valley' (2017), GOODBYE JUNE's earthy, authentic sound continued to flourish and develop with the release of the 'Secrets in the Sunset' EP - a set of songs rich in texture, soul and bluesy atmosphere.

Watch the official music videos for "Oh No" <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAz_tYc35Fg> and "Daisy" <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwZo5Sftz6c> now.

Fusing hard rock licks with deep southern blues and gospel swing - in part influenced by the band's strict Pentecostal Church upbringing (a way of life they scorned for a career in rock 'n' roll) - the sound competes sonically with the new wave of hard rock acts like GRETA VAN FLEET, while adding layers of colour which reference a wide spectrum, from LED ZEPPELIN to KINGS OF LEON.

Prior to the release of their Earache debut, the band will keep itself busy on the road continuing to spread the word in the only way a real rock 'n' roll band can - live on stage.

USA TOUR DATES
Mar. 21 - Louisville, KY - Headliners Music Hall
Mar. 22 - Lawrence, KS - The Granada
Mar. 23 - Lincoln, NE - Bourbon Theatre
Mar. 24 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
Mar. 26 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Stache
Mar. 27 - Detroit, MI - The Shelter
Mar. 29 - Syracuse, NY - Lost Horizon
Mar. 30 - Lancaster, PA - Chameleon Club
Mar. 31 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
Apr. 01 - Baltimore, MD - Soundstage
Apr. 03 - Charlotte, NC - The Underground
Apr. 04 - Birmingham, AL - Zydeco
Apr. 05 - Destin, FL - Club LA
Apr. 06 - Nashville, TN - The Cowan
Apr. 07 - Chattanooga, TN - Songbirds
Apr. 10 - Fort Smith, AR - Temple Live
Apr. 11 - Little Rock, AR - Rev Room
Apr. 12 - Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey
Apr. 14 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
Apr. 16 - Oklahoma City, OK - 89th Street

EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
Jun. 04 - Helsinki, Finland - Hartwell Arena (w/ ZZ TOP)
Jun. 06 - Uppsala, Sweden - Botanical Gardens (w/ ZZ TOP)
Jun. 08 - Hamar, Norway - Tjuvholmen Arena (w/ ZZ TOP)
Jun. 10 - Alkmaar, Netherlands - Victoria (w/ BLACKBERRY SMOKE)
Jun. 11 - Berlin, Germany - Zitadelle (w/ ZZ TOP)
Jun. 13 - Bad Hersfeld, Germany - Hessentag State Fair (w/ ZZ TOP)
Jun. 14 - Castle Donington, UK - Download Festival
Jun. 15 - Halle, Germany - Peissnitzinsel (w/ ZZ TOP)
Jun. 17 - Hamburg, Germany - Barclaycard Arena (w/ ZZ TOP)

Earache Records is a longstanding UK-based independent label with offices in the USA and Germany, specialising in the best of the new breed of authentic, blues-based rock 'n' roll bands, unearthing the likes of RIVAL SONS and THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT, who have both gone on to chart success.

Follow GOODBYE JUNE online:
Facebook <http://www.facebook.com/GoodbyeJune>
Twitter <http://twitter.com/GoodbyeJune>
Instagram <http://www.instagram.com/goodbyejune>
YouTube <http://www.youtube.com/user/GoodbyeJune>
Spotify <http://open.spotify.com/artist/1l9I7G8J8AnMScWQwlNJ4M>

Friday, January 11, 2019

ALIREZA DROPS NEW SINGLE "VENDETTA" FROM DEBUT ALBUM 'ENDLYSS'

Washington D.C. trap artist ALIREZA has released his brand new single "Vendetta" on all major digital platforms.

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.  "Vendetta" is the second track to drop from ALIREZA's upcoming debut album 'Endlyss', which releases March 8th on Earache Records.

Listen to "Vendetta" now here <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tlf-IozzVXQ>.

"Vendetta, Vendetta.  A true testament to financial problems I've faced.  I don't know how I still have my health and sanity," comments ALIREZA.  "Being too broke to eat was an all too familiar feeling amongst me and friends.  And credit cards definitely introduced a new type of poverty into a lot of people's lives.  This song skims on them all while still keeping that braggadocio rap tone."

A multitalented vocalist and guitarist, ALIREZA cut his teeth in the DMV all-black metalcore band LOUDER THAN QUIET before making the jump to solo artist, with elements of his wide-ranging tastes evident throughout his debut album 'Endlyss'.  The album was recorded with producer Jason Rich, famed for his work with LIL PEEP and LIL XAN.

For a deeper look into ALIREZA's history and influences, and how he brings them all together to create something wholly unique, check out the new documentary "Alireza: The Man Behind the Bars" now here <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDIrNNNPmZc>.

Watch the official music video for ALIREZA's debut single "Never Seen" here <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOETO7sBxtI>.

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

Tuesday, January 08, 2019

ALIREZA: 'THE MAN BEHIND THE BARS' DOCUMENTARY PREMIERES ON REVOLVER

Pioneering dark trap artist ALIREZA, who recently released his debut single "Never Seen" on all major digital platforms, has teamed up with Revolver for the premiere of a new documentary which digs into his metal background.

With influences ranging from the likes of XXXTENTACION to BRING ME THE HORIZON, the multitalented vocalist and guitarist cut his teeth in the DMV all-black metalcore band LOUDER THAN QUIET before making the jump to solo artist, with elements of his wide-ranging tastes evident throughout his upcoming debut album 'Endlyss'.

"There are a lot of black metalheads in the DMV," comments ALIREZA.  "You go outside of here and everyone's acting like I'm an alien because I listen to certain music.  It's wild."

For a deeper look into ALIREZA's history and influences, and how he brings them all together to create something wholly unique, watch the documentary "Alireza: The Man Behind the Bars" now on Revolver here <https://www.revolvermag.com/music/earache-rapper-alireza-documentary>.

ALIREZA's brand new single, "Vendetta", is due to land on all major digital platforms this Friday, January 11th.  Follow ALIREZA on Spotify here <https://spoti.fi/2RdoN6u> or on Apple Music here <https://apple.co/2Q291rh> to be notified when it drops.

Watch the official music video for "Never Seen" here <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOETO7sBxtI>.

ALIREZA's debut album 'Endlyss' was recorded with producer Jason Rich, famed for his previous work with the likes of LIL PEEP and LIL XAN.  A portmanteau of "endless" and "abyss", the album fuses poignant songwriting, heavy beats, guitars and conscious lyrical content to create a genre-defining record that will challenge audiences around the world to question what they know about rap, rock, and indeed the goings on of the world.

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

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