Friday, November 07, 2014

RIVAL SONS PREPARE TO KICK OFF EUROPEAN TOUR THIS SUNDAY

Long Beach, California's RIVAL SONS are due to kick off a headlining European tour this Sunday, November 9th in Frankfurt, Germany.

The hotly-tipped tour follows the band's phenomenal performance at the star-studded Classic Rock Roll of Honour awards in LA earlier this week, as well as recent TV appearances on the Late Show with David Letterman in the USA and Later... with Jools Holland in the UK, reaching millions of households on both sides of the Atlantic in the process.

With more and more RIVAL SONS tour dates starting to sell out, fans are urged to get tickets quickly to avoid disappointment.

Nov. 09 - Frankfurt, Germany - Gibson
Nov. 10 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg (SOLD OUT)
Nov. 11 - Paris, France - Trianon (SOLD OUT)
Nov. 13 - Cologne, Germany - Buergerhaus Sollwerk
Nov. 14 - Antwerp, Belgium - Trix (SOLD OUT)
Nov. 15 - Luxembourg, Luxembourg - Den Atelier
Nov. 16 - Hamburg, Germany - Gruenspan
Nov. 18 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Amager Bio
Nov. 19 - Malmo, Sweden - KB (SOLD OUT)
Nov. 20 - Oslo, Norway - Rockefeller (SOLD OUT)
Nov. 22 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Pustervik (SOLD OUT)
Nov. 23 - Stockholm, Sweden - Munchenbryggeriet
Nov. 25 - Helsinki, Finland - Club Circus
Nov. 26 - Tallinn, Estonia - Rock Cafe
Nov. 28 - Warsaw, Poland - Proxima
Nov. 29 - Prague, Czech Republic - Futurum
Nov. 30 - Vienna, Austria - Arena (SOLD OUT)
Dec. 01 - Munich, Germany - Strom (SOLD OUT)
Dec. 03 - Milan, Italy - Magazzini Generali (SOLD OUT)
Dec. 04 - Solothurn, Switzerland - Kofmehl
Dec. 05 - Barcelona, Spain - Razzmatazz 3
Dec. 06 - Lyon, France - Ninkasi
Dec. 08 - Portsmouth, UK - Pyramid Centre
Dec. 09 - Wolverhampton, UK - Wulfrun Hall (SOLD OUT)
Dec. 10 - London, UK - The Forum (SOLD OUT)
Dec. 11 - Manchester, UK - The Ritz (SOLD OUT)
Dec. 13 - Sheffield, UK - Leadmill (SOLD OUT)
Dec. 14 - Glasgow, UK - ABC (SOLD OUT)
Dec. 15 - Newcastle, UK - Academy
Dec. 16 - Norwich, UK - UEA

View the tour flyer at http://bit.ly/1lNPS9Q

RIVAL SONS' new album, Great Western Valkyrie, is available now and stormed into the charts around the world upon its release.  Get the album now on digisleeve CD and limited edition vinyl LP at http://www.earache.com/rs14

The album is also available now on iTunes at http://bit.ly/rivalsons-iTunes

Watch RIVAL SONS' music video for the single "Open My Eyes" at http://youtu.be/umrIUDOo-aM

Get more RIVAL SONS news and info:

Official site - http://www.rivalsons.com
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/rivalsons
Twitter - http://twitter.com/rivalsons


RIVAL SONS UK PRESS - KAS MERCER
Mercenary Publicity
E-mail: kas@mercenarypublicity.com

Monday, November 03, 2014

BLACKBERRY SMOKE UNVEILS NEW ALBUM 'HOLDING ALL THE ROSES' PRODUCED BY BRENDAN O'BRIEN

On February 9, 2015,  Atlanta’s Blackberry Smoke will release Holding All the Roses, the band’s fourth studio album.  "I think that this record does a really good job of conveying what we do and what we're about," says singer-guitarist-songwriter Charlie Starr.

Holding All the Roses compellingly captures the energy, attitude and honesty that have already helped to make Blackberry Smoke one of America's hottest live rock 'n' roll outfits, as well as a grass-roots phenomenon with a large and fiercely loyal fan base.

The 12-song set - produced by Brendan O'Brien, whose previous production clients have included AC/DC, Aerosmith, Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young - showcases the Atlanta-based quintet's emotion-charged mix of bluesy rock, gospel soul, and country, with Starr's raspy twang matched by his and Paul Jackson's snarling guitars, Brandon Still's hauntingly expressive organ and piano, and the propulsive sibling rhythm section of Richard and Brit Turner.  The songs' musical and emotional appeal is further elevated by the band's three-part vocal harmonies and expanded arrangements that make judicious use of fiddle and added percussion.

Listen to the album's first single, "Let Me Help You (Find the Door)", at http://youtu.be/kSzUeRYDQPY

The track is also available now on Spotify in Europe at http://spoti.fi/1xT9SdY

The musical maturity that's on display throughout Holding All the Roses underlines Blackberry Smoke's steady evolution from rough-edged club act to arena-ready rock 'n' roll juggernaut.  Since its formation in 2000, the band has never shied away from hard work, playing more than 250 shows a year and building an ever-expanding audience on the strength of its live shows, and with a noticeable lack of mainstream hype.

"We've built our audience one fan at a time," states drummer Brit Turner.  "Sometimes it feels like we know every one of them personally, and we're constantly amazed and moved by their loyalty and passion."

Along the way, Blackberry Smoke has found time to record a handful of independent releases, including the albums Bad Luck Ain't No Crime, Little Piece of Dixie, and The Whippoorwill, plus a pair of EPs, the concert DVD Live at the Georgia Theatre, and the live CD/DVD set Leave A Scar.

In addition to winning fans and friends throughout the United States, they've toured Europe three times, had their songs featured in movie and video-game soundtracks, and performed for country legend George Jones (who guested on the band's second album) on his 80th birthday.

Jones isn't the only notable artist who's come out as a Blackberry Smoke fan.  Dierks Bentley, Jamey Johnson, Grace Potter and the Zac Brown Band have all gone on record as admirers, while ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons admiringly advised, "The band is tight enough.  Quit practicing!," and no less an authority than Gregg Allman stated "That band is gonna put Southern Rock back on the map."

The critics agree. The Washington Post proclaimed them “a band that can reclaim Southern Rock for the South,” and the Atlanta Journal Constitution declared, “The Atlanta quintet is the real deal.” Billboard praised their “epic-sounding ballads,” and The New Orleans Times-Picayune called them "an airtight band that is far smarter and more sophisticated than casual observers may realize... Blackberry Smoke's amalgamation of hearty Southern rock, alt-country and deep soul is equally suited for roadhouses or arenas."

The acclaim extends to the other side of the Atlantic.  The London Times noted, "Unpretentious and as musically tight as you would expect a band who plays night after night would be, Blackberry Smoke brought a little bit of Georgia sunshine to a rainy night in London."  The English hard-rock journal Kerrang! proclaimed, "Blackberry Smoke are now a Big Deal...  They've achieved it simply because they're awesome."

While the five bandmates are excited at the potential of reaching new listeners, they're not planning on altering their approach for mass consumption.

"The plan for this record," Charlie says, "is to go out and play as much as we can, and just take it to the people.  There's so much that's out of your hands when you release a record, but that's the part that we can control.  That, and making an effort to make a better record every time."

The band is presently on tour in Europe with support from Aussie hard rockers Massive.  Don't miss them at the following remaining shows:

Nov. 03 - Berlin, Germany - C-Club
Nov. 04 - Esbjerg, Denmark - Tobakken
Nov. 06 - Malmö, Sweden - KB
Nov. 07 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Tradgarn
Nov. 08 - Oslo, Norway - Rockefeller
Nov. 09 - Stockholm, Sweden - Tryol

Pre-order Holding All the Roses now in Europe on CD, vinyl LP and limited edition box set at http://www.earache.com/bbs

The album is also available to pre-order on iTunes in Europe, featuring an exclusive bonus track, at http://bit.ly/bbs-holding-itunes

Pre-order Holding All the Roses in the USA at http://www.blackberrysmoke.com

View the cover art for Holding All the Roses at http://bit.ly/1ujzItL

See a new photo of the band at http://bit.ly/1EdmBMD (credit: Ross Halfin)

Get more Blackberry Smoke news and info:

Official site - http://www.blackberrysmoke.com
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/blackberrysmoke
Twitter - http://twitter.com/blackberrysmoke


UK PRESS - MICHELLE KERR
COSA NOSTRA PR
E-mail: michelle@cosanostrapr.com

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

MASSIVE: TEAM ROCK RADIO LIVE SESSION AIRS TONIGHT AT 6PM GMT

Aussie hard rockers MASSIVE recently took some time out of their UK/European tour to stop by Team Rock Radio in London to play a short live set.

The band, who are on the road in support of their recently-released debut album, FULL THROTTLE, shook things up at Team Rock as they performed the first ever electric session to take place in the studio, featuring live renditions of "Hollywood", "One By One" and "Dancefloor".

MASSIVE frontman BRAD MARR comments:

"The crew at Team Rock are bloody legends!  Only a true rock and roll station would encourage us to turn our amps up to 11!"

Tune in to the Nicky Horne Classic Rock Magazine show tonight on Team Rock Radio from 6pm GMT on DAB radio, or listen online at http://www.teamrock.com/radio/show/the-classic-rock-magazine-show

The show will also be available to listen to on demand from midday tomorrow at http://www.teamrock.com/radio/on-demand/the-classic-rock-magazine-show

Don't miss MASSIVE on the rest of their European tour with Atlanta rockers BLACKBERRY SMOKE at the following shows:

Oct. 29 - Leuven, Belgium - Depot *
Oct. 30 - Mannheim, Germany - Alte Seilerei *
Oct. 31 - Zurich, Switzerland - Komplex Klub *
Nov. 02 - Nuremburg, Germany - Hirsh *
Nov. 03 - Berlin, Germany - C-Club *
Nov. 04 - Esbjerg, Denmark - Tobakken *
Nov. 06 - Malmö, Sweden - KB *
Nov. 07 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Tradgarn *
Nov. 08 - Oslo, Norway - Rockefeller *
Nov. 09 - Stockholm, Sweden - Tyrol *
Nov. 14 - Gwynedd, UK - Hard Rock Hell
Nov. 15 - Oxford, UK - The Wheatsheaf

* w/ BLACKBERRY SMOKE

View the tour flyer at http://bit.ly/1wDm1nZ

MASSIVE's debut album, FULL THROTTLE, was originally released independently in 2013 in the band's homeland of Australia, and is finally available now in the rest of the world.  The new version features four newly-recorded bonus tracks which weren't available on the original release, including two brand new original songs plus covers of AC/DC's "If You Want Blood (You've Got It)" and AEROSMITH's "Rats in the Cellar".

Get FULL THROTTLE now on CD and coloured vinyl in Europe at http://webstore.earache.com/massive

The album is also available now on iTunes at http://bit.ly/fullthrottle-itunes

Watch MASSIVE's music video for the single "One By One" at http://youtu.be/XDmzOgGyWy4

Get more MASSIVE news and info:

Official site - http://www.massiveoz.com
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/MassiveOz
Twitter - http://twitter.com/MassiveOz


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

EARACHE PRESS
E-mail: emma@earache.com

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

RIVAL SONS: 'LATER... WITH JOOLS HOLLAND' TO AIR IN THE USA THIS THURSDAY

Long Beach, California's RIVAL SONS' recent appearance on the UK's flagship music TV show, 'Later... with Jools Holland', is due to air in the USA this Thursday, October 30th.

The band's phenomenal performance was filmed in front of a live studio audience and features three tracks from their new studio album, GREAT WESTERN VALKYRIE.  The show is due to premiere on Palladia this Thursday at 10:00pm EST, with a repeat showing later that night at 1:00am.

For more information about Palladia, go to http://www.palladia.tv

'Later... with Jools Holland' wasn't RIVAL SONS' only big recent TV appearance, as the band also performed on the Late Show with David Letterman just a week prior.  Watch their stunning rendition of the single "Open My Eyes" now at http://youtu.be/NhjMWekZbmE

RIVAL SONS' new album, GREAT WESTERN VALKYRIE, is available now and went straight to number 1 in the Heatseekers Albums chart on its release.  Get the album now on digisleeve CD and limited edition vinyl LP at http://www.earache.com/rs14

The album is also available now on iTunes at http://bit.ly/gwv-itunes

Get more RIVAL SONS news and info:

Official site - http://www.rivalsons.com
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/rivalsons
Twitter - http://twitter.com/rivalsons


USA TOUR PRESS - CHRIS PACIFICO
E-mail: RabbleRouserPublicity@gmail.com
Phone: +1(917)929-2098

RIVAL SONS UK PRESS - KAS MERCER
Mercenary Publicity
E-mail: kas@mercenarypublicity.com

Friday, October 24, 2014

SAVAGE MESSIAH KICK OFF UK TOUR THIS SATURDAY WITH THE MORE I SEE

London metallers SAVAGE MESSIAH are due to kick off the first show of their UK tour tomorrow - Saturday, 25th October.

The tour starts off at The Cellars in Oxford, before continuing with more shows around the UK in November.  SAVAGE MESSIAH will be supported by label mates THE MORE I SEE on select UK dates, before taking a break for the holidays and then heading out on a European trek in the new year with Swedish melodic death metallers AMON AMARTH.

Don't miss SAVAGE MESSIAH and THE MORE I SEE on tour at the following shows:

SAVAGE MESSIAH
Oct. 25 - Oxford, UK - The Cellars (w/ THE MORE I SEE)
Nov. 06 - Norwich, UK - Brickmakers (w/ THE MORE I SEE)
Nov. 11 - London, UK - The Garage (w/ THE MORE I SEE)
Nov. 15 - Sheerness, UK - The Ivy
Nov. 18 - Southampton, UK - The Joiners (w/ THE MORE I SEE)
Nov. 19 - Bristol, UK - Exchange (w/ THE MORE I SEE)
Nov. 20 - Winchester, UK - The Railway
Nov. 21 - Cambridge, UK - Portland Arms
Nov. 22 - Birmingham, UK - Institute (w/ THE MORE I SEE)

View the tour flyer at http://bit.ly/1tR4MSa

Get SAVAGE MESSIAH's new album, THE FATEFUL DARK, on CD and vinyl in Europe at http://webstore.earache.com/savage-messiah or on iTunes at http://bit.ly/fatefuldarkitunes

Watch SAVAGE MESSIAH's music video for the track "Hellblazer", featuring famed London contortionist PIXIE LE KNOT (Game of Thrones Season 3, The Devil Inside), at http://youtu.be/qMLgbl7yU98

Get THE MORE I SEE's latest album, THE DISAPPEARING HUMANS, on CD and vinyl in Europe at http://webstore.earache.com/The-More-I-See or on iTunes at http://bit.ly/152BqxD

Watch THE MORE I SEE's music video for "The Eye That Offends", which was filmed on the actual set of Star Wars in the Tunisian desert, at http://youtu.be/5KkkiHYp6nY

Get more SAVAGE MESSIAH news and info:

Official website - http://www.savagemessiahofficial.com
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/SavageMessiahMetal
Twitter - http://twitter.com/savagemessiah

Get more THE MORE I SEE news and info:

Official website - http://www.themoreisee.com
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/themoreiseeband
Twitter - http://twitter.com/themoreisee


EARACHE PRESS
E-mail: emma@earache.com

Monday, October 20, 2014

MASSACRE: 'FROM BEYOND' FULL DYNAMIC RANGE VINYL OUT NOW

FROM BEYOND, the classic debut album from Tampa death metallers MASSACRE, is available now on limited edition Full Dynamic Range vinyl LP.

Originally released in 1991, FROM BEYOND delivered a perfect example of the Florida death metal sound, featuring legends of the scene including RICK ROZZ, TERRY BUTLER and BILL ANDREWS, who played in DEATH's LEPROSY and SPIRITUAL HEALING line-ups.  The album also features artwork by the legendary ED REPKA (MEGADETH, DEATH, MUNICIPAL WASTE).

FROM BEYOND has been specially remastered from the original tapes in Full Dynamic Range (FDR) audio, allowing the music's nuances to shine through and giving the whole album a more ferocious and dynamic sound than ever before.

FROM BEYOND is available now on Full Dynamic Range vinyl in black, as well as in the following limited edition colours:

200 - Transparent Orange (Germany exclusive)
200 - Transparent Yellow (Sweden exclusive)
200 - Biohazard Splatter
300 - Crimson Spirit

Get the FROM BEYOND Full Dynamic Range vinyl now in Europe at http://webstore.earache.com/massacre or in North America at http://uswebstore.earache.com/massacre

The Full Dynamic Range edition of FROM BEYOND is also available now on iTunes at http://bit.ly/1tETD71

Get more MASSACRE news and info:

Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/MassacreFlorida
Twitter - http://twitter.com/massacreband


EARACHE PRESS
E-mail: emma@earache.com

Friday, October 17, 2014

SAVAGE MESSIAH ANNOUNCE 2015 TOUR WITH AMON AMARTH

London metallers SAVAGE MESSIAH have officially been announced as support for Swedish melodic death metallers AMON AMARTH on a 2015 European tour.

The Deceiver of the Gods European Tour 2015 kicks off on January 15th in France and includes stops in Spain and Portugal, as well as a long string of dates throughout the UK.  Also joining SAVAGE MESSIAH and AMON AMARTH are HUNTRESS.

SAVAGE MESSIAH frontman DAVE SILVER comments:

"We're really pleased to announce that we'll be joining Amon Amarth and Huntress on this European tour; it's a great way for us to start 2015 with loads of gigs!  Amon Amarth is a band that we've long held in high esteem; their dedication and work ethic is an inspiration to all young bands so we're really excited to open for them!  Make sure you get your tickets early as this tour is sure to sell out, and we'll see you in the pit!!!  Stay Savage!!"

SAVAGE MESSIAH are also due to kick off a UK headlining tour next Saturday, October 25th with support on select dates from label mates THE MORE I SEE.  Don't miss SAVAGE MESSIAH on tour at the following shows:

SAVAGE MESSIAH
Oct. 25 - Oxford, UK - The Cellars (w/ THE MORE I SEE)
Nov. 06 - Norwich, UK - Brickmakers (w/ THE MORE I SEE)
Nov. 11 - London, UK - The Garage (w/ THE MORE I SEE)
Nov. 15 - Sheerness, UK - The Ivy
Nov. 18 - Southampton, UK - The Joiners (w/ THE MORE I SEE)
Nov. 19 - Bristol, UK - Exchange (w/ THE MORE I SEE)
Nov. 20 - Winchester, UK - The Railway
Nov. 21 - Cambridge, UK - Portland Arms
Nov. 22 - Birmingham, UK - Institute (w/ THE MORE I SEE)

SAVAGE MESSIAH w/ AMON AMARTH, HUNTRESS
Jan. 15 - Lille, France - Le Splendid
Jan. 16 - Brighton, UK - Concorde 2
Jan. 17 - Plymouth, UK - The Hub
Jan. 18 - Bristol, UK - Thelka
Jan. 19 - Nottingham, UK - Rescue Rooms
Jan. 21 - Norwich, UK - Waterfront
Jan. 22 - Colchester, UK - Arts Centre
Jan. 23 - Oxford, UK - O2 Academy 2
Jan. 24 - Stoke, UK - Sugarmill
Jan. 25 - Manchester, UK - Academy 2
Jan. 27 - Glasgow, UK - Classic Grand
Jan. 28 - Leeds, UK - Stylus
Jan. 29 - Newcastle, UK - Newcastle University
Jan. 30 - Leamington, UK - The Assembly
Jan. 31 - Southampton, UK - 1865
Feb. 02 - Rouen, France - Le Cargo
Feb. 03 - Reims, France - La Cartonnerie
Feb. 04 - Nancy, France - L'autre Canal
Feb. 05 - Nimes, France - La Paloma
Feb. 06 - Bilbao, Spain - Santana 27
Feb. 07 - Barcelona, Spain - Sala Razzmatazz
Feb. 08 - Madrid, Spain - La Riviera
Feb. 10 - Lisbon, Portugal - Paradise Garage
Feb. 11 - Porto, Portugal - Hard Club
Feb. 12 - Santiago, Spain - Captol
Feb. 14 - Clermont-Ferrand, France - La Cooperative de Mai
Feb. 15 - Strasbourg, France - La Laiterie

View the European tour flyer at http://bit.ly/1oeoeWL

Get SAVAGE MESSIAH's new album, THE FATEFUL DARK, on CD and vinyl in Europe at http://webstore.earache.com/savage-messiah

The album is also available now on iTunes at http://bit.ly/fatefuldarkitunes

Watch SAVAGE MESSIAH's music video for the track "Hellblazer", featuring famed London contortionist PIXIE LE KNOT (Game of Thrones Season 3, The Devil Inside), at http://youtu.be/qMLgbl7yU98

Get more SAVAGE MESSIAH news and info:

Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/SavageMessiahMetal
Twitter - http://twitter.com/savagemessiah


EARACHE PRESS
E-mail: emma@earache.com