VEKTOR TO PLAY BLOODSTOCK

Bloodstock

 

VEKTOR CONFIRMED FOR BLOODSTOCK FESTIVAL

Highly complex progressive sci-fi-themed metallers VEKTOR are among the latest bands to be confirmed for this year’s Bloodstock Open Air festival in the UK.

Taking place from August 11th – 14th at Catton Park in Derbyshire, the 2016 edition of Bloodstock sees VEKTOR joining a line-up which includes the likes of SLAYER, MASTODON, ANTHRAX, TWISTED SISTER, VENOM and more.  VEKTOR will be performing on Sunday, August 14th on the Sophie Lancaster Stage.

For tickets and more information about Bloodstock, head to http://www.bloodstock.uk.com

VEKTOR‘s brand new album ‘Terminal Redux‘ is out now on CD, vinyl and digital platforms.  The album is the band’s third full-length release and their first ever concept album, further exploring the themes that first appeared in the title track from their previous album, 2011’s ‘Outer Isolation‘.

Get ‘Terminal Redux‘ now on CD and limited edition coloured vinyl in Europe at http://webstore.earache.com/vektor or in North America athttp://uswebstore.earache.com/vektor

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

Terminal Redux‘ was recorded between the band’s home studio and Panther Pro-Audio in Philadelphia, with additional mixing courtesy of Byron Filson at Villian Studios in Arizona.

View the album artwork, created by Adam Burke, at http://bit.ly/1SlGhI7

Don’t miss VEKTOR on tour in Europe this summer:

Aug. 10 – Josefov, Czech Republic – Brutal Assault Festival
Aug. 12 – Leeuwarden, Netherlands – Into the Grave Festival
Aug. 14 – Derbyshire, UK – Bloodstock Open Air Festival
Aug. 16 – Dublin, Ireland – Voodoo Lounge
Aug. 17 – Manchester, UK – Star & Garter
Aug. 18 – London, UK – The Underworld
Aug. 19 – Tilburg, Netherlands – LittleDevil Bar
Aug. 20 – Mean, Belgium – Metal Mean Festival
Aug. 21 – Saint-Nolff, France – Motocultor Festival

Get more VEKTOR news and info:

Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/VektorOfficial
Twitter – http://twitter.com/vektormetal

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Knock Out Kaine – Cruel Britannia

KOK Cruel Britannia

It wasn’t that long ago that I was drooling over the second album offering from Lincoln based rockers Knock Out Kaine, (KOK). It also doesn’t seem that we will have long to wait before the third and, as an interim, KOK have provided us with a hugely successfully crowd funded EP, Cruel Britannia. The title track is a satirical stab at the British Establishment and encompasses the anarchistic edge of punk with hard rocking riffs. It cleverly entwines a sleazy 80’s vibe with a swirl of modern day Foos–esque rock. Love the Way You Hate could probably be described as the staple KOK sound; a gritty rock ‘n’ roll flavour with just the merest grating of hair metal cheese, enough to get foots tapping and people swaying as the band belt it out during one of their energetic live shows. Going Down has been given a bit of a spit and polish from the debut album House of Sins. It’s a solid rhythm and blues number, full of southern charm and executed flawlessly. The icing on a pretty tasty cake comes from the cover of Steve Earle’s Copperhead Road. Featuring in both the live performances I’ve seen of KOK, it is a well-chosen, well-crafted and respectful production of the classic. This track just shows the professionalism of KOK. They can take the piss, they can rock out and have a great time, and they can produce work that is intricate and serious, all on the same EP!

I want to discuss more than just this EP here. What we have is a mere morsel of what KOK can do. Their recorded work is really quite something. However, to really appreciate this band you need to see them live. You also need to take a moment to look around you and see what they do to people when they play. I did just this at HRH AOR when, quite frankly, KOK tore the place apart. Looking around people started moving forward straight away. Groupie wannabe’s, old school rockers, couples, punks, thrashers, just about everyone that got caught up in the crowd had a great time. And what you could see is the band feeding off that and I guess playing all the better for it. For their part the band have and know their roles. You can see that persona of out and out Rock Gods when they hit the stage. Dean Foxx plays the front-man role like it’s a species all of its own that he was born to. Glasses on, glasses off, he rocks the hell out from start to finish. The music of KOK is infectious and not one single person can do it justice with words, you have to experience it. You don’t just listen to KOK, you feel KOK, you catch yourself moving your shoulders and nodding your head and daydreaming of what it would be like to be a rock star. I think in a different time KOK would have been global contenders. Maybe that time will come back again. For now savour the taste given to us on this EP while we await the next instalment in the KOK story.

KOK band

Paul Belcher

23rd May, 2016

Playlist: 20/05/2016

  1. CANDLEMASS – DEATH THY LOVER
  2. TYRANNOSAURUS NEBULOUS – STRAIGHT JACKET
  3. WHITE FLAGS – AS LIONS
  4. FLOTSAM AND JETSAM – VERGE OF TRAGEDY
  5. DENNER / SHERMANN – ANGEL’S BLOOD
  6. KIKAMORA – THEM AND US
  7. CROWSAW – THE COLOURS
  8. RAPHEUMETS WELL – CRUCIBLE OF TITANS
  9. NERVOSA – HOSTAGES
  10. ATTICA RAGE – FALLING DOWN
  11. PLANET OF ZEUS – LOYAL TO THE PACK
  12. EARTH SHIP – VALLEY OF THORNS
  13. TWISTED ILLUSION – FREEDOM TO FAIL
  14. TYRANNOSAURUS NEBULOUS – TLK
  15. DOOMSDAY OUTLAW – SALTWATER
  16. POISON HEADACHE – CONSPIRATOR
  17. MORTILLERY – TORTURE
  18. A REBEL FEW – SERIOUS
  19. CITY OF ASHES – VIPERS NEST
  20. TRIAXIS – ZERO HOUR
  21. KAMELOT – MY THERAPY
  22. PH-ARM – FASTER
  23. CELESTIAL RUIN FIRESTORM

Playlist: 13/05/2016

  1. Jim Breuer and the Loud & Rowdy – Raising Teenage Girls
  2. Black Absinthe – Is This Life
  3. OTEP – In Cold Blood
  4. Kvelertak – Beserkr
  5. Crowsaw – Believe
  6. Primitai – Night Brings Insanity
  7. Rain – Hellfire
  8. Devildriver – Testimony Of Truth
  9. Vektor – Psychotropia
  10. Lawnmower Deth – I am Cob
  11. Die No More – Council Of War
  12. Sixx: A.M. – When We Were Gods
  13. Doomsday Outlaw – All That I Have
  14. Massive Wagons – Tokyo
  15. Attica Rage – Falling Down
  16. Triaxis – The Geisha And The King
  17. Primitai – Conclusion Foregone
  18. Skindred – The Kids Are Right Now
  19. Nervosa – Intolerance Means War
  20. Girlschool – Hit And Run
  21. Motorhead – Stone Dead Forever
  22. Psychostick – President Rhino
  23. Be’Lakor – An Ember’s Arc

Playlist: 29/04/2016

  1. JIM BREUER AND THE LOUD AND ROWDY – THRASH
  2. DEVILDRIVER – DAYBREAK
  3. ABNORMALITY – CYMATIC HALLUCINATIONS
  4. SIXX: A.M. – RISE
  5. PRIMITAI – BLACK RIDER
  6. CORTES – CLOSE TO NOWHERE
  7. SET FOR THE SKY – LEFT BEHIND
  8. MAX RAPTOR – BIG DIVIDE
  9. SAOSIN – THE SILVER STRING
  10. GOJIRA – STRANDED
  11. NYCOSIA – MISCOMMUNICATION
  12. RESIN – OPEN HEART TRAUMA
  13. ELECTRIC CITIZEN – EVIL
  14. MARYTREE – WHATEVER
  15. NEMESEA – BONES
  16. SAVAGE MESSIAH – ALL SEEING I
  17. ANTHRAX – SAFE HOME
  18. ARCHITECTS – GONE WITH THE WIND
  19. MOTHER FEATHER – MOTHER FEATHER
  20. LAWNMOWER DETH – I AM COB
  21. MOTORHEAD – LOVE ME FOREVER
  22. SIXX: A.M. – PRAYERS FOR THE DAMNED
  23. OTEP – LORDS OF WAR
  24. A REBEL FEW – SERIOUS

NYCOSIA seek new bassist.

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A statement from the band:

 

“It is with deep sadness that we must announce the departure of our long term bassist Theo.

He’s been with us since the start, and has been a vital element in constructing what Nycosia is today.

Therefore, we will now be looking for a new bassist.

We will NOT be cancelling any upcoming gigs.

Please share this around, and if you’re interested in joining, please message us directly via Facebook.” (https://www.facebook.com/nycosiaband/)

Get your FREE download of the new Lawnmower Deth track “I AM COB”

Lawnmower Deth

SPREAD THE NEWS!!!

Simon Mayo from BBC Radio 2 aired the first spin of the new track “I am Cob” on Wednesday 20th April on the Drive Time show, if you missed it, you can listen to it again here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b076zl0j#play

The super-exciting news is that the track will be released on Friday 29th April 2016 AT 6PM GMT – by none-other than DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL!!

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Make sure you visit the Download website http://downloadfestival.co.uk/freedownload and follow the instructions to download your FREE copy of #IAMCOB!

Mr “Download” Andy Copping says: “The ‘Mowers are back and once again they are proving themselves to be the Download Festival in-house band – much fun, frivolity and mirth awaits us!

Qualcast Mutilator aka Pete says: “Well, it just keeps getting stranger doesn’t it. At some point surely someone will notice we’re just a bunch of loveable chancers.”

Credits for the track are as follows:
Lawnmower Deth are:
Pete Lee – vocals
Steve Nesfield – guitar
Chris Parkes – bass
Paddy O’Malley – guitar
Chris Flint – drums 

Guest drums:
Chris Billam

All keyboards:
Martin Curtis-Powell

Written by:
Lawnmower Deth

Recorded at:
GC Studios

Produced by:
Steve Nesfield

Mastered by:
Jason Walton – Earth In Sound

The band will be performing at this years Download Festival.
Click here to grab yourself a ticket: https://downloadfestival.co.uk

SEE YOU A DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL 2016 SHOCKERS!!!

Playlist: 22/04/2016

  1. BEHOLDER – BREATHE IN THE SILENCE
  2. AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE – LET ALL THE WORLD BELIEVE
  3. BUFFALO THEORY MTL – PUNISHMENT
  4. THE NEW ROSES – THIRSTY
  5. SKARLETT RIOT – VOICES
  6. FIREFORCE – KING OF LIES
  7. WIZZ WIZZARD – HEAVEN
  8. VEKTOR – PTEROPTICON
  9. THE FIVE HUNDRED – SHUTTER TO THE LIGHT
  10. BLACK ABSINTHE – WINTER
  11. DOOMSDAY OUTLAW – FALLBACK
  12. Rise of the Phoenix: MOTORHEAD – GOD SAVE THE QUEEN (Sex Pistols cover)
  13. SOIL – HALO
  14. DISTURBED – DOWN WITH THE SICKNESS
  15. BLACK ORCHID EMPIRE – COME IN
  16. WALLS OF JERICHO – REIGN SUPREME
  17. NEMESEA – TWILIGHT
  18. DAKESIS – THE SACRIFICE
  19. ENOID – JE T’ARRECHERAI LES CIEUX
  20. MORTILLERY – RADIATION SICKNESS
  21. BLACK ORCHID EMPIRE – GOD IS AWAKE
  22. TEMPLE OF LIES – BATS
  23. OTEP – IN COLD BLOOD
  24. AMON AMARTH – AT DAWN’S FIRST LIGHT

HIGH FIGHTER ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM DETAILS! And unveil album cover, title & tracklist!

HighFighterBand

Hamburg-based Sludge Metal / Stoner / Power Doom band HIGH FIGHTER, who already gained high praise in the scene for their self-released demo EP ‘The Goat Ritual‘ back in the end of 2014, have just unveiled some new details about their upcoming, first full length album! After the band formed in the summer of 2014 and in one band year only, High Fighter heavily toured across Europe including UK dates, shared the stages with bands such as Ahab, Mammoth Storm, The Midnight Ghost Train, Corrosion of Conformity or Greenleaf, and played festivals in 2015 such as Stoned from the Underground, Sonic Blast in Portugal, Red Smoke Poland, Hamburg Metaldayz or an exclusive press showcase live at Wacken Open Air 2015.
Now High Fighter have finished the work on their debut studio record, and unveil first details about “Scars & Crosses“, set to be released June 10th 2016 on Svart Records!
Scars & Crosses” has been recorded live at RAMA Studio in Mannheim, Germany ( Ahab, The Hirsch Effekt, Fjørt & many more ) by Jens Siefert, and is mixed & mastered by none else than Toshi Kasai (Melvins, Big Business) in Los Angeles. Again the band worked with artist Dominic Sohor from the UK, who has already been responsible for the stunning artwork of ‘The Goat Ritual‘ back in 2014, on the band’s upcoming album:
High Fighter 'Scars & Crosses'  Album cover
The tracklist will read as follows:
1) A Silver Heart
2) Darkest Days
3) The Gatekeeper
4) Blinders
5) Portrait Mind
6) Gods
7) Down To The Sky
8) Scars & Crosses
On “Scars & Crosses“, High Fighter continue their exciting mix of Stoner Rock, Sludge, Doom, Blues and Metal. The album will be coming out June 10th 2016 on Finland’s cult-label Svart Records, and will be available as a 6-page CD Digi Pack, Digital Download & LP Gatefold.
To support High Fighter‘s new album live, the band will be heavily hitting the road again this year. Make sure to catch their energetic stage shows live on the following dates:
28.04.2016: Desertfest Berlin, DE 27.05.2016: Stadtfest Bad Oldesloe, DE 10.06.2016: Bambi Galore, Hamburg, DE – High Fighter Album Release Show, w/ Jucifer, The Moth & Doperuler! 17.06.2016: Immerhin, Würzburg, DE – w/ The Midnight Ghost Train! 18.06.2016 Alte Hackerei, Karlsruhe, DE – w/ The Midnight Ghost Train! 02.07.2016: Stadtfest Mücheln, DE 17.-20.08.2016: Summer Breeze Festival, DE 02.09.2016: MetallerGrillen Festival, DE
For More Info Visit:

SIXX:A.M. ANNOUNCE THE “#REASONTORISE” CAMPAIGN

SIXX:A.M. ANNOUNCE THE “#REASONTORISE” CAMPAIGN

BAND TO TOUR GLOBALLY ALL YEAR LONG

VOL.1 PRAYERS FOR THE DAMNED, OUT APRIL 29TH

WATCH THE “#REASONTORISE” VIDEO NOW AND PASS THIS ALONG!

(NEW YORK, NY, April 20th, 2016) – SIXX:A.M. recently released the first single to their upcoming global release, Vol.1 Prayers For The Damned, “Rise”, which is currently dominating the American Rock Charts at #7 and rising. “Rise” is ultimately a song that implores the general public to open their eyes, go against the grain, and stand up. “Throughout history, some of the most dramatic changes have occurred when people reject the status quo and demand change, a sentiment completely encompassed by the musicianship, lyrics, and passion of ‘Rise'”, Nikki Sixx explores. James Michael goes on to explain, “‘Rise’ is about how we find ourselves at a global tipping point and how it is our duty as citizens of this world to come together, communicate with one another and rise up to demand more of ourselves and our leaders.” While not a political band,SIXX:A.M. know it is time for us to all unite for the changes we want to see happen in the world and are ready and willing to spearhead the movement. As “Rise” urges:

“Don’t let the status quo define you.”

During a recent interview live on CNN, Nikki Sixx urged citizens to look at their surroundings, see injustices, and stand up to them, including the current volatile presidential election, the increasingly horrifying heroin epidemic, and more. We all have our “#ReasonToRise” and the men of SIXX:A.M. are asking fans to share what makes them raise their fists and act.

Taking their heavy-hitting message on the road, fans can find the band kicking off their global festival circuit April 30th. SIXX:A.M. will also be performing fan favorites, new and old, on the Vol.1 Prayers For The Damned tour cycle which will include seven major rock festivals in Europe, a headlining tour beginning May 3rd in Nashville, and many more dates soon to be announced. For more information on tour dates and the band, please visit www.sixxammusic.com.

SIXX:A.M.‘s Vol.1 Prayers For the Damned, will be available globally next week, April 29th.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON SIXX:A.M.:

www.sixxammusic.com
www.facebook.com/sixxammusic
www.instagram.com/sixxam/
twitter.com/SixxAM

 

SIXX:A.M. European Tour Dates:

June 3 – Nuremberg, DE @ Rock im Park

June 5 – Mendig, DE @ Rock am Ring

June 7 – Lodz, PO @ The Power Festival

June 9 – Solvesborg, SE @ Sweden Rock Festival

June 11 – Castle Donington, UK @ Download Festival

June 12 – Newport, UK @ Isle of Wright Festival

June 16 – Pratteln, SW @ Konzertfabrik Z7

June 17 – Dessel, Belgium @ Graspop Festival

June 18 – Clisson, FR @ Hellfest

June 22 – Stockholm, SE @ Grona Lund

June 23 – Copenhagen, DK @ Copenhell 

 

PRAYERS FOR THE DAMNED Track Listing:

 

1          Rise

2          You Have Come To The Right place

3          I’m Sick

4          Prayers For The Damned

5          Better Man

6          Can’t Stop

7          When We Were Gods

8          Belly Of The Beast

9          Everything Went To Hell

10        The Last Time (My Heart Will Hit The Ground)

11        Rise of the Melancholy Empire

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