Thursday, April 16, 2015

MASSIVE PREMIERE 'GHOST' VIDEO ON KERRANG.COM

Aussie hard rockers MASSIVE have teamed up with Kerrang! for the premiere of their brand new music video for the track "Ghost".

The track is taken from MASSIVE's debut album, 'Full Throttle', which is available now worldwide on CD, vinyl and digital download.  Watch the video for "Ghost" now at http://www.kerrang.com/30405/massive-unveil-new-video-for-ghost

'Full Throttle' was originally released independently in 2013 in the band's homeland of Australia, before being released in the rest of the world on Earache Records in 2014.  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 limited edition vinyl in Europe at http://webstore.earache.com/massive or in North America at http://uswebstore.earache.com/massive

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

Get more MASSIVE news and info:

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


EARACHE PRESS
E-mail: emma@earache.com

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

KAGOULE ANNOUNCE DEBUT ALBUM 'URTH', RELEASE 'GUSH' VIDEO

Urth released August 21st 2015 via Earache Records

Watch the new video for 'Gush': https://youtu.be/uazEUxOp_E4

Nottingham's Kagoule have announced their long-awaited debut album Urth, due for release on August 21st 2015 via Earache Records. The prodigious teenagers have previously released a wealth of singles and are now ready to unleash a hugely impressive debut that not only belies their years, but proves they are one of the most exciting young bands in the UK.

Produced by Ross Orton (Arctic Monkeys, M.I.A, The Fall) and Pete Fletcher (Childhood) Urth is an intense and forward-thinking listen from a band ready to step forward and shake things up. Despite their age, the band have formed a sound that is truly their own – dark, melodic, heavy and constantly evolving.

From guitarist Cai Burns' Dinosaur Jr-esque squall and fuzz, to Lucy Hatter’s rumbling bass and vocal harmonies through to Lawrence English’s unconventional and intuitive drumming, Urth is a fully realised, intelligent and cohesive debut. Opening with recent single ‘Gush’, the album takes the listener on an unbridled and hedonistic journey. The groove-laden ‘Glue’ bleeds into the off-kilter ‘Damp Sand’, while ‘Made of Concrete’s outwardly sweet appearance contradicts its darker themes. The energy of the punk inspired ‘Empty Mug’, featuring Lucy’s blood-curdling, screaming backing vocals, perfectly complements the soaring instrumental ‘Greenbeefo’. Closing on the positively anthemic ‘It Knows It’, Urth is a consistently powerful and memorable listen.

Producer Ross Orton says: "It's very rare on a wet and windy winter night in Sheffield you get blown away by the support band. Kagoule came saw and kicked my head off its shoulders, once I'd recovered and found my nerve I went over and demanded they let me into their world. That they did and sweet music was made. Kagoule are a mind bending band with infectiously catchy tunes. An honour to have them in my studio."

Having already amassed over 230,000 plays on Soundcloud with ‘Gush’, Kagoule have just unveiled it’s bizarre and inventive video, which can now be viewed on YouTube. Of the video, singer and guitarist Cai Burrns says: “We saw a video of this guy in Brighton with telekinetic abilities. After many nights of searching we tracked him down to the dark, back table of the Hobgoblin pub. We sang our praise and asked him to teach us the ways of the TK. He stood, put his cold hands on our shoulders and admitted that it was only camera trickery. We had been fooled. Our heads hung in silence, until Lucy blurted “Camera trickery? We could well do with a bit of that. We’ve only got a few days to make a new video” His eyes lit up and a broad smile crawled up his face. Grabbing us by the hands he sprinted for the door, dragging us along behind him.”

The band have consistently impressed live, sharing stages with acts including The Wytches, Iceage, METZ, Sebadoh and Drenge, as well as performing at Glastonbury Festival for BBC Introducing. As well as amassing a dedicated fanbase, they have been critically lauded by the likes of Rolling Stone, NME, Guardian, while receiving plays from the likes of BBC Radio 6Music and BBC Radio 1.

Urth by Kagoule is released via Earache Records on August 21st 2015. Pre-order via iTunes and Earache Records.

Urth track listing:

01: Gush
02: Adjust The Way
03: Glue
04: Damp Sand
05: Empty Mug
06: Greenbeefo
07: Centralwing
08: Made Of Concrete
09: Open Mouth
10: Mike
11: It Knows It

Live dates:

Tue April 14 - London - Oslo W/ Balthazar
Thu April 16 - Kent - The Ball Room
Sat April 18 - Nottingham - Music Exchange
Sat April 18 - Nottingham - Rough Trade
Mon April 20 - Birmingham - The Oobleck w/ Nai Harvest + Best Friends
Fri April 24 - London – The Shacklewell Arms
Sat April 25 - Leeds - Berlgrave Music Hall
Thu May 14 – Sat May 16 - Brighton - The Great Escape
Fri May 1 - Sheffield - Bungalow And Bears
Fri May 22 - Manchester - Dot To Dot
Sat May 23 - Bristol - Dot To Dot
Sat May 23 - London - Fluffer Fest @ The Shacklewell Arms w/ Telescopes, LOOM, Demob Happy
Sun May 24 - Nottingham - Dot To Dot
Tue June 9 - London - Birthdays W/ Theo Verney
Wed June 10 - Brighton - Prince Albert W/ Theo Verney
Sat July 25 - Birmingham - One Beat Festival

Get more Kagoule news and info:

Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/KagouleUK
Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/Kagoule

Contact Joe Parry at Division Promotions for more information on 0208 962 8282
Email: joe@divisionpromotions.com

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

SAVAGE MESSIAH TO HEADLINE HARD ROCK & METAL COALITION AT GREAT ESCAPE FESTIVAL

London metallers SAVAGE MESSIAH have been confirmed as headliners for the "Hard Rock & Metal Coalition" at The Great Escape festival 2015.

Presented by AIM and Team Rock, the Hard Rock & Metal Coalition will showcase some of the UK independent sector's finest heavy bands.  The gig takes place at Volks Bar in Brighton on Friday, 15th May, and features UK bands ELEGIES, THE COLOUR LINE, PRESS TO MECO, ACODA, and headliners SAVAGE MESSIAH.  Entry is free for everyone with a TGE wristband.

SAVAGE MESSIAH frontman Dave Silver comments:

"We're looking forward to putting some much needed metal into The Great Escape festival this May down in Brighton!  It was super cool to be invited to headline the Hard Rock & Metal Coalition by the folks over at AIM.  Also a big thanks to our friends over at Team Rock for putting their name to it.  We've had a few killer shows in Brighton over the last 2 years, so make sure you turn out and raise a glass to UK heavy metal with us!"

For tickets and more information about The Great Escape festival, go to http://greatescapefestival.com

Don't miss SAVAGE MESSIAH live at the following shows:

May 15 - Brighton, UK - The Great Escape, Volks Bar
Jul. 17 - Tachov, Czech Republic - Tarock Open Air

SAVAGE MESSIAH's latest album, THE FATEFUL DARK, is out now 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, 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

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

BITERS SIGN WORLDWIDE DEAL WITH EARACHE RECORDS

Atlanta rock 'n' roll tearaways Biters have announced a worldwide recording deal with Earache Records.

Recalling the early spirit and danger of rabble-rousing rock heroes, Biters have faithfully built upon their punk heritage and their love of 70’s rock to deliver music that ignites, incites and excites in equal measure.

View photo of the band here: http://www.earacherecords.com/myspace/biters.jpg
Possessing a heart full of rock 'n' roll, the band play foot stomping, fist pumping, spit-on-the-floor anthems possessed of a fighting spirit that refuses to give in.

Band leader Tuk explains the band's outlook:

"Corporate pop culture and fairweather fads is just something I'm not interested in. I still choose to play rock ‘n’ roll, because I still believe in rock ‘n’ roll."

Earache's Dan Tobin comments:

"Biters have lit a fire under us here at Earache. Their brand of rock forces you to take part - its so immediate, accessible and exciting that the label had to get involved. Most of all, its completely believable - its makes you want to fight for this kind of music to be heard. There is a gang mentality with Biters that is very strong, and we are thrilled to join forces with them."

An aura of recklessness and intimidation surrounds the Biters mythology. Yet amongst all of the raw riffage, teethmarks and broken glass, the band serve up instant hooks and shout-a-long choruses. This ear for melody has not been lost on others - the likes of Green Day have proclaimed Biters among their favourite new bands.

'Electric Blood' is Biters debut album for Earache and is released on July 13. A single, ‘Restless Hearts’, will precede the album and can be heard here:

https://soundcloud.com/earacherecords/biters-restless-hearts

Get more BITERS news and info:

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/BITERS
Twitter - https://twitter.com/TheBiters

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

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

OCEANO: NEW ALBUM 'ASCENDANTS' OUT NOW IN USA

'Ascendants', the brand new studio album from Chicago deathcore titans OCEANO, is out now in the USA.

Already being heralded as their heaviest work since their 2009 debut album 'Depths', 'Ascendants' features nine crushing new tracks which propel the band's trademark hybrid of bone-splintering brutality into devastating new realms.

Get 'Ascendants' on CD in North America now at http://uswebstore.earache.com/oceano

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

'Ascendants' was recorded at The Nook studio in New Lenox, Illinois with producer Nick Nativo (MONSTERS).  The album artwork was created by Dusty Peterson (SIX FEET UNDER, BLOODBATH).

Watch the official lyric video for the song "Dawn of Descent" at https://youtu.be/1QQcXYSh3_8

OCEANO are currently on tour in the US in support of 'Ascendants'.  Don't miss them at these remaining shows:

Mar. 25 - Lake Worth, FL - Propaganda
Mar. 26 - Tampa, FL - Local 662
Mar. 27 - Jacksonville, FL - Burro Bar
Mar. 28 - Fayetteville, NC - The Drunk Horse Pub
Mar. 29 - Springfield, VA - Empire
Mar. 30 - Patterson, NJ - The Wild Bull
Mar. 31 - Amityville, NY - Amityville Music Hall
Apr. 01 - Albany, NY - Bogie's
Apr. 02 - Brooklyn, NY - M2 Brooklyn Asylum
Apr. 03 - Rochester, NY - California Brew Haus
Apr. 04 - Lakewood, OH - The Foundry

View the tour flyer at http://bit.ly/1KY2Dd6

Get more OCEANO news and info:

Facebook - http://facebook.com/oceanometal
Twitter - http://twitter.com/oceanometal


UK PRESS - THE NOISE CARTEL
Print: Adam Sagir - adam@thenoisecartel.com
Online: Nina Potthoff - nina@thenoisecartel.com
Radio: Steph Van Spronsen - steph@thenoisecartel.com

USA TOUR PRESS - CHRIS PACIFICO
E-mail: RabbleRouserPublicity@gmail.com

Monday, March 23, 2015

OCEANO: NEW ALBUM 'ASCENDANTS' OUT NOW IN EUROPE

'Ascendants', the brand new studio album from Chicago deathcore titans OCEANO, is out now in Europe.

Already being heralded as their heaviest work since their 2009 debut album 'Depths', 'Ascendants' features nine crushing new tracks which propel the band's trademark hybrid of bone-splintering brutality into devastating new realms.

Get 'Ascendants' on CD in Europe now at http://webstore.earache.com/oceano

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

'Ascendants' was recorded at The Nook studio in New Lenox, Illinois with producer Nick Nativo (MONSTERS).  The album artwork was created by Dusty Peterson (SIX FEET UNDER, BLOODBATH).

Watch the official lyric video for the song "Dawn of Descent" at https://youtu.be/1QQcXYSh3_8

'Ascendants' is due to be released in the USA tomorrow - Tuesday, March 24th.  Pre-order the album now at http://uswebstore.earache.com/oceano

OCEANO are currently on tour in the US in support of 'Ascendants'.  Don't miss them at these remaining shows:

Mar. 23 - Houston, TX - Scout Bar
Mar. 25 - Lake Worth, FL - Propaganda
Mar. 26 - Tampa, FL - Local 662
Mar. 27 - Jacksonville, FL - Burro Bar
Mar. 28 - Fayetteville, NC - The Drunk Horse Pub
Mar. 29 - Springfield, VA - Empire
Mar. 30 - Patterson, NJ - The Wild Bull
Mar. 31 - Amityville, NY - Amityville Music Hall
Apr. 01 - Albany, NY - Bogie's
Apr. 02 - Brooklyn, NY - M2 Brooklyn Asylum
Apr. 03 - Rochester, NY - California Brew Haus
Apr. 04 - Lakewood, OH - The Foundry

View the tour flyer at http://bit.ly/1KY2Dd6

Get more OCEANO news and info:

Facebook - http://facebook.com/oceanometal
Twitter - http://twitter.com/oceanometal


UK PRESS - THE NOISE CARTEL
Print: Adam Sagir - adam@thenoisecartel.com
Online: Nina Potthoff - nina@thenoisecartel.com
Radio: Steph Van Spronsen - steph@thenoisecartel.com

USA TOUR PRESS - CHRIS PACIFICO
E-mail: RabbleRouserPublicity@gmail.com

Thursday, March 19, 2015

OCEANO PRE-STREAMING NEW ALBUM 'ASCENDANTS' ON BILLBOARD IN USA

Chicago deathcore titans OCEANO have teamed up with Billboard for an exclusive pre-stream of their new album 'Ascendants' in the USA.

Already being heralded as the band's heaviest work since their 2009 debut album 'Depths', 'Ascendants' features nine crushing new tracks which propel the band's trademark hybrid of bone-splintering brutality into devastating new realms.

Listen to 'Ascendants' in it's entirety on Billboard in the USA at http://bit.ly/ascendants-billboard

View the flyer at http://bit.ly/1MNA81P

'Ascendants' is due to be officially released on Tuesday, 24th March in the USA (one day earlier internationally).  The album was recorded at The Nook studio in New Lenox, Illinois with producer Nick Nativo (MONSTERS).  The artwork was created by Dusty Peterson (SIX FEET UNDER, BLOODBATH).

Pre-order 'Ascendants' now in North America at http://uswebstore.earache.com/oceano

Don't miss OCEANO on tour in support of 'Ascendants':

Mar. 19 - Sauget, IL - Pop's
Mar. 20 - Tulsa, OK - The Vanguard
Mar. 22 - Grand Prairie, TX - South By So What?!
Mar. 23 - Houston, TX - Scout Bar
Mar. 25 - Lake Worth, FL - Propaganda
Mar. 26 - Tampa, FL - Local 662
Mar. 27 - Jacksonville, FL - Burro Bar
Mar. 28 - Fayetteville, NC - The Drunk Horse Pub
Mar. 29 - Springfield, VA - Empire
Mar. 30 - Patterson, NJ - The Wild Bull
Mar. 31 - Amityville, NY - Amityville Music Hall
Apr. 01 - Albany, NY - Bogie's
Apr. 02 - Brooklyn, NY - M2 Brooklyn Asylum
Apr. 03 - Rochester, NY - California Brew Haus
Apr. 04 - Lakewood, OH - The Foundry

View the tour flyer at http://bit.ly/1KY2Dd6

Get more OCEANO news and info:

Facebook - http://facebook.com/oceanometal
Twitter - http://twitter.com/oceanometal


UK PRESS - THE NOISE CARTEL
Print: Adam Sagir - adam@thenoisecartel.com
Online: Nina Potthoff - nina@thenoisecartel.com
Radio: Steph Van Spronsen - steph@thenoisecartel.com

USA TOUR PRESS - CHRIS PACIFICO
E-mail: chris@drunkenpiano.com