Friday, July 21, 2017

RIVAL SONS KICK OFF EUROPEAN SUMMER TOUR IN FRANCE

Long Beach, California's RIVAL SONS are kicking off their European summer tour today at Les Nuits de la Guitare festival in France.

The band are playing a number of festivals across the continent, including Lollapalooza Paris and the UK's Ramblin' Man Fair and Steelhouse Festival.  RIVAL SONS recently wrapped up a monumental tour supporting heavy metal legends BLACK SABBATH for the band's last ever shows.

Don't miss RIVAL SONS on tour in Europe at these shows:

Jul. 21 - Patrimonio, France - Les Nuits de la Guitare
Jul. 22 - Arles, France - Les Escales du Cargo
Jul. 23 - Paris, France - Lollapalooza Paris
Jul. 25 - Luxembourg, Luxembourg - Den Atelier
Jul. 26 - Stuttgart, Germany - LKA Longhorn
Jul. 28 - Tienen, Belgium - Suikerrock
Jul. 29 - Maidstone, UK - Ramblin' Man Fair
Jul. 30 - Ebbw Vale, UK - Steelhouse Festival
Aug. 01 - Tilburg, Netherlands - 013
Aug. 04 - Feldkirch, Austria - Poolbar Festival
Aug. 05 - Budapest, Hungary - Budapest Park
Aug. 06 - Prague, Czech Republic - Lucerna Music Bar
Aug. 08 - Majano, Italy - Festival di Majano
Aug. 09 - Milan, Italy - Carroponte
Aug. 11 - Avenches, Switzerland - Rock Oz'Arènes
Aug. 12 - Zofingen, Switzerland - Heitere Open Air
Aug. 14 - Wroclaw, Poland - Zaklete Rewiry
Aug. 15 - Gdansk, Poland - Ucho
Aug. 16 - Bremen, Germany - Modernes
Aug. 18 - Stockholm, Sweden - Gröna Lund
Aug. 19 - Trondheim, Norway - Pstereo

View the tour flyer here at http://earacherecords.com/myspace/rivalsons_eu_summer2017.jpg

Get RIVAL SONS' latest album, 'Hollow Bones', on CD and limited edition coloured vinyl at http://www.earache.com/hollowbones

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

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RIVAL SONS UK PRESS
Kas Mercer - Mercenary Publicity
E-mail: kas.mercer@mercenarypublicity.com

RIVAL SONS EURO PRESS
Dan Tobin
E-mail: dan@earache.com

BOLT THROWER 'WAR MASTER' & NAPALM DEATH 'FROM ENSLAVEMENT TO OBLITERATION' FULL DYNAMIC RANGE VINYL REISSUES OUT NOW

British death metal legends BOLT THROWER's classic third album 'War Master', and grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH's sophomore release 'From Enslavement to Obliteration', have been reissued on Full Dynamic Range vinyl and are available to purchase once again.

Earache Records revolutionised the way music fans can enjoy their favourite metal albums several years ago with the launch of the Full Dynamic Range (FDR) format.  A counteraction to the "Loudness Wars", Full Dynamic Range vinyl ensures that fans hear the music as it was intended to sound - pure and organic audio pressed straight to 180-gram vinyl from the original studio analogue or DAT tapes.

Since the original FDR pressings of BOLT THROWER's 'War Master' and NAPALM DEATH's 'From Enslavement to Obliteration' quickly sold out, fans have been clamouring for another pressing, and are now able to get their hands on these revitalised metal classics once more.

Originally released in 1990, 'War Master' cemented BOLT THROWER's reputation for delivering incredibly heavy, war-obsessed death metal, propelling the band to the top of the genre alongside contemporaries such as NAPALM DEATH, MORBID ANGEL and ENTOMBED.  Watch the video for the new vinyl reissue at http://youtu.be/ZAey_svURzc

Get BOLT THROWER's 'War Master' now on Full Dynamic Range vinyl at http://webstore.earache.com/bolt-thrower

The founding fathers of grindcore, NAPALM DEATH are undoubtedly the most influential band in the genre.  Their second album, 'From Enslavement to Obliteration', is the last to feature vocalist Lee Dorrian (who went on to form CATHEDRAL) and guitarist Bill Steer (also of CARCASS), and the first to include bassist Shane Embury.  Watch the video for the new vinyl reissue at http://youtu.be/iyYruqHppxY

Get NAPALM DEATH's 'From Enslavement to Obliteration' now on Full Dynamic Range vinyl at http://webstore.earache.com/napalm-death

The next title to be repressed on Full Dynamic Range vinyl is TERRORIZER's 'World Downfall', which is due to be released on August 18th.  Also being released on that day is MORBID ANGEL's 'Blessed Are the Sick', which is being made available on Full Dynamic Range vinyl for the first time ever.

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

THE WHITE BUFFALO TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM 'DARKEST DARKS, LIGHTEST LIGHTS' ON OCTOBER 13TH

THE WHITE BUFFALO has announced the upcoming release of his new album, 'Darkest Darks, Lightest Lights'.  The sixth full-length record for the artist, the album will be released in Europe on October 13th via Earache Records.

Today, THE WHITE BUFFALO has shared the first single from the album, "The Heart and Soul of the Night".  The song will be available on streaming services this Friday, July 21st and will be included as an instant grat download for fans who pre-order 'Darkest Darks, Lightest Lights' on iTunes.

Listen to "The Heart and Soul of the Night" now at http://youtu.be/5er73c12d_Y

Known as THE WHITE BUFFALO, songwriter Jake Smith has resolutely charted his own single-minded musical course for more than a decade.  His captivating live presence and workingman's approach to his craft has earned him a loyal fanbase worldwide, as well as glowing reviews from press outlets including Rolling Stone <http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/video-premiere-for-the-white-buffalo-s-sons-of-anarchy-tune-20130918>, Entertainment Weekly <http://ew.com/article/2013/06/25/the-white-buffalo-new-album-joey-white>, Paste <http://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/av/2013/08/album-stream-the-white-buffalo---shadows-greys-evi.html> and more.  Smith has toured alongside Ryan Bingham, Jack Johnson, Xavier Rudd, STATE RADIO, Ziggy Marley, and most recently FLOGGING MOLLY.  He has also been featured on Jimmy Kimmel Live - watch his performance here <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySLgCOd_z28>.

Over the course of five albums, various EPs and numerous prominent placements in such high-profile outlets as TV's Sons of Anarchy and Californication, Smith has built a powerful body of work that marks him as a genuine original.  He was nominated for a 2015 Emmy for his song "Come Join the Murder", co-written with Bob Thiele and Kurt Sutter for the final episode of Sons of Anarchy.  The California-bred artist writes timeless, vividly detailed character studies, tapping into the emotional lives of various misfits, outsiders and troubled souls with insight and compassion.  His songwriting is matched by his rough-hewn, deeply expressive voice, and by his distinctive instrumental arrangements, which are simultaneously intimate and epic.

"The voice inside him whirls... hitting the air like a fist."
Jeffrey Fleishman, L.A. Times

"...he's a turbo charged Bruce Springsteen, equal parts brain and brawn"
Q Magazine

'Darkest Darks, Lightest Lights' track listing:
1. Hide and Seek
2. Avalon
3. Robbery
4. The Observatory
5. Madam's Soft, Madam's Sweet
6. Nightstalker Blues
7. If I Lost My Eyes
8. Border Town/Bury Me in Baja
9. The Heart and Soul of the Night
10. I Am the Moon

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

Pre-order 'Darkest Darks, Lightest Lights' in Europe starting this Friday, July 21st at http://www.earache.com/twb

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UK PRESS
Kas Mercer - Mercenary Publicity
E-mail: kas.mercer@mercenarypublicity.com

USA PRESS
Justin Schmidt - Missing Piece Group
E-mail: justin@missingpiecegroup.com

Monday, July 10, 2017

EARACHE RECORDS CELEBRATES 30 YEARS WITH FULL DYNAMIC RANGE VINYL REISSUES

Famed for pioneering the underdog genre of extreme music in the late '80s and '90s, Earache Records over the course of the last 30 years has issued some 600+ releases and helped to provide careers for genre-leading names such as NAPALM DEATH, MORBID ANGEL, CARCASS, ENTOMBED, SLEEP, AT THE GATES, BOLT THROWER, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, BRING ME THE HORIZON and countless others.

The concept of extreme music isn't the only facet to Earache Records that it has pioneered however... the concept of FDR (Full Dynamic Range) vinyl pressings has revolutionised the way music fans can enjoy their favourite metal albums.

During the heyday of many classic Earache bands' careers, the trend at the time was to make recordings as loud as possible for the fans.  Dubbed "The Loudness Wars", this was a concept much of the music industry adhered to in the '90s.  Unfortunately, many did not realise that by increasing the loudness of studio recordings, this often had a detrimental effect on the overall sound quality.  To achieve super-high volume, the sound waves were compressed against the "audible ceiling", often limiting the difference between the peak and average levels in the music.  This meant that the disparity between the loud and quieter elements in the recording (known as the "dynamic range") is significantly reduced.

Earache's idea of "Full Dynamic Range" vinyl reissues is to counteract the "Loudness War" and ensure that fans hear the music as it was intended to sound - pure and organic audio pressed straight to 180-gram vinyl from the original studio analogue or DAT tapes, many of which were stored for 20+ years.  This concept is not designed for the casual music fan who might only listen to albums on their phone or iPod, but the real music enthusiasts who like to put a record on a turntable, sit back and absorb the sound waves at the optimal quality, experiencing the warmth and depth to the music as it was originally intended; the instruments leap out of the speakers.

Over recent years, Earache has reissued much of its catalogue on FDR vinyl for the first time.  Whether it's the meaty riffs in MORBID ANGEL's 'Altars of Madness' or the all-encompassing stoner sludge of SLEEP's 'Holy Mountain', the difference in quality and depth of these FDR reissues is obvious to even the average music fan.

Pick up these classic Earache titles on Full Dynamic Range vinyl now:

NAPALM DEATH - Scum
Watch the video: http://youtu.be/U4pPgde4T94
Buy now: http://webstore.earache.com/napalm-death-scum-vinyl

CARCASS - Heartwork
Watch the video: http://youtu.be/x3uYypFYZyk
Buy now: http://webstore.earache.com/carcass-heartwork-full-dynamic-range-vinyl

TERRORIZER - World Downfall
Watch the video: http://youtu.be/kUzFc-WEfsA
Buy now: http://webstore.earache.com/terrorizer-world-downfall-full-dynamic-range-vinyl

ENTOMBED - Left Hand Path
Watch the video: http://youtu.be/AMqATqFzkNI
Buy now: http://webstore.earache.com/entombed-left-hand-path-vinyl

MORBID ANGEL - Altars of Madness
Watch the video: http://youtu.be/eKtBQbsH7gY
Buy now: http://webstore.earache.com/morbid-angel-altars-of-madness-fdr-vinyl

NAPALM DEATH - From Enslavement to Obliteration
Watch the video: http://youtu.be/iyYruqHppxY
Buy now: http://webstore.earache.com/napalm-death-from-enslavement-to-obliteration-vinyl

BOLT THROWER - War Master
Watch the video: http://youtu.be/ZAey_svURzc
Buy now: http://webstore.earache.com/bolt-thrower-war-master-vinyl

MORBID ANGEL - Blessed Are the Sick
Watch the video: http://youtu.be/Ez3I59W4lBU
Buy now (coloured vinyl): http://webstore.earache.com/morbid-angel-blessed-are-the-sick-fdr-colour-vinyl
Buy now (black vinyl): http://webstore.earache.com/morbid-angel-blessed-are-the-sick-fdr-black-vinyl

CARCASS - Necroticism - Descanting the Insalubrious
Watch the video: http://youtu.be/zImc0AnT_rM
Buy now: http://webstore.earache.com/carcass-necroticism-descanting-the-insalubrious-black-vinyl

BOLT THROWER - Realm of Chaos
Watch the video: http://youtu.be/Saz-nK11ejo
Buy now: http://webstore.earache.com/bolt-thrower-realm-of-chaos-full-dynamic-range-fdr-vinyl-reissue

SLEEP - Sleep's Holy Mountain
Watch the video: http://youtu.be/Aq302a_t5Qk
Buy now: http://webstore.earache.com/sleep-sleeps-holy-mountain-fdr-vinyl

For more vinyl, CDs and merch, head to http://www.earache.com/webstore

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