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Sacred Mother Tongue To Record New Album & Announce UK Tour For April

by on Feb.02, 2011, under Metal Music News

Sacred Mother Tongue announce UK Tour to showcase new material before the yet to be named album is released.

The band will showcase the new material on tour, giving fans an exclusive preview prior to the album release in the summer and before the band start taking it to this year’s festival stages…

“We are really looking forward to finally being able to share the tracks we’ve been slaving over in recent months; this album was written entirely by the current line up and we are incredibly proud of what we feel we’ve achieved. As musicians and individuals we’ve found some deeper roots to pull on, so technically, and personally, we’ve grown and taken it to the studio and we are pretty excited by what we’ve produced. Now, we’re taking it to the stage – let’s hope everyone else digs it too!”
– Darrin South (vocals)
http://www.facebook.com/SacredMotherTongue
http://www.myspace.com/sacredmothertongue

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Japanese Voyeurs On Tour With Young Guns Debut Album YOLK and New Single Milk Teeth Plus Free Download

by on Oct.20, 2010, under Rock Music News, video

Japanese Voyeurs debut album ‘YOLK’ and a new single ‘MILK TEETH’ is coming soon, download the free SMOTHER track from the album, Japanese Voyeurs have got themselves an edgy sound and they not afraid to display some true rock n Roll spirit, I rather like this band, with a ballsy raw sound and a ‘in your face’ blonde fronting the band in the name of Romily, Japanese Voyeurs have got an interesting time ahead. Out on tour with ‘Young Guns’ watch out for them!

Japanese Voyeurs first single release came early last year with DUMB..

This band are growing up fast, catch them and hang on..
www.myspace.com/japanesevoyeurs

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FLOOD OF RED NOVEMBER UK AND EUROPEAN TOUR 2010 PLUS FREE Ticket Competition

by on Oct.14, 2010, under Rock Music News

FLOOD OF RED LIVE in Australia video and also announce a UK and Euro tour

Watch Flood Of Red and other great gigs on Moshcam.

After the release of the bands first album Flood of Red, the band have been building up a head of steam as well as writing new material which is begining to find its way into their live shows.

The band have also announced a poster competition for FREE tickets to one of their shows for two people, which you can check out on the bands website, full dates for the November tour is below:

UK

4th Nov – Norwich – The Marquee
5th Nov – Reading – The Face Bar
6th Nov – Newcastle – Krash
7th Nov – London – Camden Barfly (Tickets nearly all gone.)
8th Nov – Portsmouth – The Kraken Wakes
9th Nov – Leicester – Sumo
10th Nov – Edinburgh – GRV
11th Nov – Aberdeen – Tunnels
12th Nov – Glasgow – Cathouse (Aftershow – The Box)
13th Nov – Stoke – The Underground
14th Nov – Derby – The Old Bell
15th Nov – Exeter – The Cavern
16th Nov – Bournemouth – Champions
17th Nov – High Wycombe – Nags Head
Europe
19th Nov – Turin, Italy – Lapsus
20th Nov – Bologna, Italy – Bologos Club
21st Nov – Budapest, Hungary – Dürer Kert
22nd Nov – Vienna, Austria – Shelter
23rd Nov – Schwabisch Hall, Germany – Club Alpha
24th Nov – Berlin, Germany – K17
25th Nov – Kamen, Germany – JKC Kamen
26th Nov – Tessenderlo, Belgium – The Box
27th Nov – Dorderecht, Netherlands – Popcentrale

www.floodofred.com

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Sludgemeisters DOWN To Release Live DVD and Double Album Of Euro Tour 2005

by on Sep.25, 2010, under Rock Music News

The DVD film documents the band’s first activity following the extended hiatus that followed the cycle of second album, ‘Down II: A Bustle In Your Hedgerow’ (2002).  The band’s iconic frontman, Phil Anselmo describes the film thus; “The idea of reforming Down had been stirring in our collective guts since the Spring of 2005.  There wasn’t a member of the band who hadn’t felt the pull…we just needed to get together and jam.  It’d been four years since we’d all stood in the same room, let alone played music together.  With no record label, no publicity, no opening band, nothing (!), we decided to test ourselves by basically doing a ‘word of mouth’ 6-week tour of Europe.  Adding more fire in our bellies was that the tour would be capped off by playing an ‘unannounced guest’ opening slot on the main stage at the Download Festival.  Down had never been overseas in the band’s existence.  The film is documented footage of the tour, screw ups and sour notes included.  It’s raw and real and shows the re-rebirth of a little ‘side project’ from New Orleans that’s managed to stand the test of time for damn near two decades.”   The main feature runs for two hours and incorporates the documentary footage, interspersed with live performance tracks as follows:

Intro / Lysergic Funeral Procession / Lifer / Losing All / Rehab / New Orleans Is A Dying Whore / Ghosts Along The Mississippi / Learn From This Mistake / Underneath Everything / Temptations Wings / Something On My Side / Hail The Leaf / Lies / Perfection Of The Seed / Eyes Of The South /  Jail / Stone The Crow / Bury Me in Smoke

As well as the DVD, there’s a twin audio CD set that includes a full ‘never-before-released’ live set from that same European tour.  Tracklisting runs as follows:

CD 1
Losing All / Lifer / Lysergic Funeral Procession / Rehab / Temptations Wings / Ghosts Along the Mississippi / Learn From This Mistake / Hail the Leaf / New Orleans Is a Dying Whore

CD 2
Lies (I Don’t Know What They Say But….) / Underneath Everything / The Seed / Eyes of the South / Jail / Stone The Crow / Bury Me In Smoke

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Ayin Aleph Release Macabre Gothic Metal Video GREED

by on Sep.12, 2010, under Metal Music News

Dante Gothic metal opera is the only descriptiion that can be applied to the latest Ayin Aleph video released to the public, titled ‘GREED’ the video has only been available on itunes, but now is released for general viewing

You can check out some more goth videos and sounds from Ayin Aleph here..
http://www.myspace.com/ayinaleph

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Mike Portnoy Leaves Prog Metal Band Dream Theater

by on Sep.10, 2010, under Metal Music News

Founder member, drummer and driving force behind the band Mike Portnoy has left Dream Theater citing burn out, and a desire for a hiatus from touring and the total immersion in Dream Theater

Video interview with Dream Theater 2007

Dream Theater and Mike Portnoy Statement
Statement Here

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Lesbion Bed Death Album Designed By The Devil, Powered By The Dead Out On Halloween Night – Videos Out Now

by on Sep.09, 2010, under Rock Music News

Worldwide Cult sensation Lesbion Bed Death will be releasing their second album ‘Designed By The Devil, Powered By The Dead’ on Halloween, the band have also launched two rocking videos to spotlight the throbbibng diverse music that the band play..


You can check out the bands videos on their youtube page
http://www.youtube.com/user/LesbianBedDeath

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DEFTONES ANNOUNCE UK TOUR WITH SUPPORT FROM COHEED AND CAMBRIA!

by on Sep.07, 2010, under Rock Music News

DeftonesHaving released one of this year’s most critically acclaimed albums, Diamond Eyes, Sacramento’s finest return to our shores this November for a UK tour.  Not only are Deftones one of the most important bands in modern rock, they are also one of the most explosive, passionate live bands you will ever see.

Deftones frontman Chino Moreno: “We’re excited to be returning to the UK and Europe this Fall for our first proper headline run for Diamond Eyes. The new stuff is sounding huge live and has been a blast to perform, as well as the oldies but goodies we plan to sneak in the sets. It’s gonna be rad!

Support on the UK tour comes from Coheed and Cambria.  Frontman Claudio Sanchez is equally excited about the tour: “We are really psyched. I love the new Deftones record and to be able to return to the UK and Europe with them is really exciting, it’s the perfect tour for us.”

Be sure to catch one of the following shows:
November:
12th Glasgow, Academy
13th Leeds, Academy
14th Manchester, Apollo
15th Southampton, Guildhall
17th London, Brixton Academy
19th Nottingham, Rock City
20th Birmingham, Academy
2010 also marks 10 years since the release of the bands seminal album, “White Pony”.  To celebrate, a double vinyl edition of the album has been made available EXCLUSIVELY on ukundercurrent.com/store from September 13th.
Produced and mixed by Nick Raskulinecz (Alice in Chains, Coheed & Cambria, Foo Fighters), and recorded and engineered by Paul “Fig” Figueroa (Alice in Chains, Bad Religion), ‘Diamond Eyes’ is a powerful combination of muscular impact and expansive atmospherics that charts the latest development in the band’s ever growing sonic range.
Opening with the title track’s grinding riffs and near subliminal hook, the album’s range encompasses the blowtorch attack of ‘CMND/CNTRL’ and the sinister melancholy that underpins ‘Beauty School’. As ever, the album blends the band’s seamless ability to float between genres.  New single ‘Sextape’ (out October 4th) glides with an eerie, discomforting beauty, while the combination of battering rhythms and Chino Moreno’s harsh howl ensure that ‘Royal’ demonstrates Deftones’ continuing ability to enthrall with visceral sounds.
‘Diamond Eyes’ also represents former Quicksand bassist Sergio Vega’s recording debut with Deftones. Vega is standing in for Chi Cheng, who was seriously injured in a car accident in November 2008.
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LITTLE FISH DEBUT ALBUM AND UK TOUR AFTER TRIUMPHANT GIGS AT LEEDS AND READING

by on Sep.06, 2010, under Rock Music News

little fish bandLittle Fish

Autumn Dates announced

Debut album ‘Baffled And Beat’ in stores now

(Custard/Island Records)

www.myspace.com/littlefishmusic

Juju Sophie (Vocals/Guitar) | Nez Greenaway (Drums)

‘Soulful, groove-laden and yet voluminously abrasive’ Rock Sound

‘Strong stuff indeed’ Total Guitar

‘A gloomy but visceral post-punk thunderstorm’ Music Week

‘Little Fish has the raw rock spark that doesn’t depend on fame’ New York Times


http://www.myspace.com/littlefishmusic

Onstage, Little Fish are sensual thunder, drawing you in with dangerous warmth. Juju’s self taught guitar style blazes through as Nez vigorously propels himself and beats his way through the songs. The band’s visceral live show is intensified by the addition of a Hammond organ which helps the band to convey more fully what they laid down on the album with producer Linda Perry at the helm. Listening to their music, either live or on their debut album, you can really hear the band’s intense creativity in all its glory. JuJu explains the process – “I have to be by myself in a room when I’m writing so no one can hear me shouting and screaming like an exorcist. Some people can write in public, but not me. For me it’s a solitary experience, so I can unlock my lyrics and bare my soul and inspiration.”

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OSI TO Re-release Debut Album OFFICE OF STRATEGIC INFLUENCE

by on Sep.04, 2010, under Metal Music News, Rock Music News

OSI the progressive metal band was formed in the aftermath of the 9/11 arracks, the bands first album was released in 2003, and now after recently signing to Metalblade records and interest from a larger audience the album is been re-issued

The band & album is named after the Office of Strategic Influence, an organization set up after the September 11 attacks to spread misinformation and plant false news items in the media, among other functions. The Office was shut after The New York Times published a story on it; many of its operations were transferred to the Information Operations Task Force.

Office of Strategic Influence is the first album by American progressive rock band OSI, originally released on February 18, 2003. The album was recorded in June 2002 and mixed in August 2002 at the Carriage House Studios in Stamford, Connecticut.

Fates Warning guitarist Jim Matheos originally recruited Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy to work on a progressive metal album. When keyboardist and vocalist Kevin Moore (founder of Chroma Key and former Dream Theater member) joined the project, the musical direction of the album changed to become more focused on sound-scapes and composition than musicianship. Sean Malone (of Cynic and Gordian Knot) and Steven Wilson (of Porcupine Tree) also performed on the album.

The album is named after the Office of Strategic Influence, an organization set up after the September 11 attacks to spread misinformation and plant false news items in the media, among other functions. The Office was shut after The New York Times published a story on it; many of its operations were transferred to the Information Operations Task Force. The album’s lyrics were written by Moore in reaction to the September 11 attacks.

OFFICE OF STRATEGIC INFLUENCE (originally release 2003)

1. The New Math (what he said)
2. OSI
3. When You’re Ready
4. Horseshoes And B-52’s
5. Head
6. Hello, Helicopter!
7. ShutDOWN
8. Dirt From A Holy Place
9. Memory Daydreams Lapses
10. Standby (looks like rain)

Limited Edition (CD above + extra CD with 3 more tracks and 3 videos)

1. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun (08:49)
2. New Mama (02:22)
3. The Thing That Never Was (17:21)

“Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun” is a Pink Floyd cover performed by Kevin Moore and Mike Portnoy. “New Mama” is a Neil Young cover performed by Kevin Moore. “The Thing That Never Was” is the original “Looks Like Rain” demo performed by Jim Matheos and Mike Portnoy.

The Multimedia Section is approximately 19 minutes long and includes a concept piece directed and edited by Kevin Moore for “Horsehoes and B-52s” as well as two separate documentary style clips shot at Carriage House Studios during the recording of the album.

OSI released an album in 2009 ‘BLOOD’

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