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A CHALLENGE FROM NEKROGOBLIKON'S JOHN GOBLIKON TO TROLLS, ORCS AND SCALLYWAGS

Monday 27th January, 2014


Nekrogoblikon's John Goblikon has an announcement for the fantasy tribes of Europe, a warning shot to troll poseurs, pirate imposters, ghouls, elves, gnolls, orcs, hobbits and gollums.

The goblins of the U S of A are invading, and a challenge is issued: let there be much music-making, quenching of thirst and jousting of wenches...

"To the so-called “troll” bands of Europe:

You took the throne from us. And now we want it back. The eggs are broken, and there’s no repairing them now. You’re in over your head. Here’s a little fact about thrones you might not know:

All thrones belong to John Goblikon.

Maybe you’ve heard of him. He’s an internet celebrity. A cunning warrior. An insurance salesman. The quintessential All-American goblin. That’s four thrones already. Oh, and he’s the nefarious acquaintance of Nekrogoblikon. Nekro-WHO-blikon?!

Nekrogoblikon. You know the rest, I’m sure. You probably just misheard me the first time.

John Goblikon hereby summons all trolls, pirates, elves, witches, orcs, gnolls, etc. to challenge you to a series of feats:

Mortiis, I challenge you to a game of Connect 4, because you don’t look good at math. You remind me of myself, but with fewer friends.
Finntroll Finntroll, let me remind you in case you forgot: GOBLINS ARE BETTER THAN TROLLS. I’ve already won whatever I was about to challenge you to.
Alestorm, I challenge you to a game of “kill the pirate,” also known as arm-wrestling. We shall see which scoundrel is stronger, goblin or pirate (clue: it's not the pirate).
Troll - a band called Troll but who aren't actually trolls? What is this impostery? I challenge you to drink. Only trolls could come close to keeping up with a goblin.
Trollfest - *see Finntroll
Children of Bodom - I don’t know what kind of creature a “bodom” is, but it sounds wimpy. I challenge you to a game of checkers. I love checkers.”

You heard the goblin. You’re toast."

Nekrogoblikon are seizing Europe as part of the Kerrang! Tour 2014 with Crossfaith, Baby Godzilla and Limp Bizkit. Are you ready?

08 Cardiff Uni Great Hall
09 Liverpool O2 Academy
11 Dublin Olympia
12 Bristol O2 Academy
13 Birmingham O2 Academy
15 Newcastle O2 Academy
16 Glasgow O2 Academy
17 Manchester Academy
19 Norwich The Nick Rayns LCR, UEA
20 Southampton Guildhall
21 London O2 Academy Brixton

Alaya release new video 'Sleep', discuss album details

Wednesday 15th January, 2014


The wait is finally over. After months of agonising anticipation, ALAYA are very pleased to announce the release of their debut album ‘Thrones’ on March 17 via progressive metal gurus Basick Records.

The band premiered new single SLEEP on the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show with Daniel P Carter this week before exclusively releasing the accompanying video on both sides of the world simultaneously on Metal Hammer and Metal Injection yesterday. Click here to view.

Hailing from Chicago, IL, ALAYA are a band who have caught the ears and imaginations of musicians, fans, and press worldwide by standing apart from many of today’s artists, fusing punishing technical rhythm with a genre defying soulful, melodic style.

‘Thrones’ is the product of over two years of meticulous craftsmanship; two years which have produced some of the finest progressive metal fusion to date. Combining heartbreakingly haunting and beautiful melody with an eye for razor-sharp technical grooves, ALAYA illuminate the path of the future of metal. When boundaries collide and are redefined, new bands rise. Entirely accessible, eminently listenable, exclusively unique: ALAYA are here.

ALAYA are Evan Graham Dunn (Vocals/Guitar), David Jacob Robison (Drums), Michael Brandt Rinkenberger (Bass/Vocals).

Pre-order the debut album 'Thrones' from Alaya, out March 17 via Basick Records, here.

For more information visit:
Alaya Facebook
Alaya Twitter
Basick Records



Tracklisting:
1: Inside
2: White Noise
3: Sleep
4: Screaming Still
5: Poor Gloria
6. Haunted Pt. I
7. Grace
8. Day of the Dead
9. Thrones
10. Paths
11. Entropy
12. Haunted Pt. II
13. Haunted Pt. III

INTERVALS to release debut LP 'A Voice Within' on March 3rd

Wednesday 15th January, 2014


Canadian/US progressive metallers INTERVALS will release their highly anticipated debut full-length 'A Voice Within' on 3 March. Check out the brand new album teaser here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPZMckCGPLM

The band are giving away a Jackson guitar to one lucky fan who pre-orders the record, so to be in with a chance winning this awesome instrument, pre-order 'A Voice Within' here now:

https://www.districtlines.com/Intervals-US

Check out the band's current single ‘Ephemeral’ here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcVZ3OL4YE4

The brainchild of guitarist / producer Aaron Marshall, the INTERVALS line-up is completed by vocalist Mike Semesky (formerly of The Haarp Machine), drummer Anup Sastry (Jeff Loomis, Skyharbor) and guitarist Lukas Guyader.

INTERVALS have been making huge waves in North America over the past few years following the release of their debut instrumental EP, 'The Space Between', and sophomore EP, 'In Time'. Viral tracks and numerous tours with the likes of Texas In July, Northlane, Structures, The Kindred, The Color Morale, Misery Signals and more have built a devoted fan-base and quickly affirmed the band as serious contenders on the international circuit.

INTERVALS are currently touring Europe with Protest the Hero, before returning to the US and Canada later in the spring. Check them out on one of the following dates:

Jan 16 DE KLINKER Aarschot, Belgium
Jan 17 Divan du Monde Paris, France
Jan 18 Le Saint des seins Toulouse, France
Jan 19 Copernico Madrid, Spain
Jan 20 Sala Boveda Barcelona, Spain
Jan 22 KiFF Aarau, Switzerland
Jan 23 Zoe Club Milan Mi, Italy
Jan 24 Rockhouse, Salzburg, Austria
Jan 25 Szene Wien, Austria
Jan 26 Durer Kert Budapest, Hungary
Jan 28 Backstage Munchen, Germany
Jan 29 Conne Island Leipzig, Germany
Jan 30 ROCKHAL Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Jan 31 Essigfabrik Cologne, Germany
Feb 01 Concorde 2 Brighton, United Kingdom
Feb 02 O2 Academy 2 Birmingham Birmingham, United Kingdom
Feb 04 Corporation Sheffield, United Kingdom
Feb 05 Classic Grand Glasgow, United Kingdom
Feb 06 Academy Manchester 2 Manchester, United Kingdom
Feb 07 Electric Ballroom London, United Kingdom
Feb 09 Bibelot Dordrecht, Netherlands

For promos, guestlist to a show, interview opportunities or more info, contact James Monteith @ Hold Tight PR.

Find out more:

www.facebook.com/intervalsmusic
www.youtube.com/intervalsmusic
www.twitter.com/intervalsmusic
www.instagram.com/intervalsmusic
www.intervalsmusic.bandcamp.com

INTERVALS announce Mike Semesky as vocalist and debut LP prior to UK / EU tour with PROTEST THE HERO

Monday 30th December, 2013


Canadian/US progressive metallers and former instrumentalists, INTERVALS, have announced the next stage in their exciting musical journey: the addition of vocalist, MIKE SEMESKY.


The band have released Mike's vocal debut in the form of new single ‘Ephemeral’ via Revolver, check it out here:




Mike’s vocals have manifested in many guises over the past few years; most notably on the debut album from UK metallers The Haarp Machine, where Rock Sound magazine commented that his performance is one of the album's highlights. Metal Hammer magazine were also huge fans, choosing a track off the record to open their October 2012 ‘Metal 2.0 – Future Metal’ cover-mount CD.


Mike comments: “I'm extremely happy to announce that I am the singer of Intervals. I joined the band on bass in early 2013, but after writing and experimenting with vocals over demos of the band's new material, the four of us knew that that was the direction we were meant to go. I feel so blessed to be a part of such a talented group of musicians and I'm extremely proud of the album we all worked so hard on. We can't wait for you all to hear it!”


INTERVALS have been making huge waves State / Canada side over the past few years following the release of their debut instrumental EP, 'The Space Between', and sophomore EP, 'In Time'. Viral tracks and numerous tours with the likes of Texas In July, Northlane, Structures, The Kindred, The Color Morale, Misery Signals and more, have built a devoted fan-base and quickly affirmed the band as serious contenders on the international circuit. Given INTERVALS' early success as an instrumental outfit, it was a gamble for primary writer / guitarist Aaron Marshall to bring in a full-time vocalist, but it's a move that he feels is absolutely right.


Aaron comments: “We're incredibly excited and proud to announce Mike as the band's singer. Intervals has always been about open minded, forward thinking, progressive music with no boundaries. It's also been about staying true to the art we feel compelled to make, and we couldn't be happier with the dynamic Mike brings to the music. For those who remember, the band put out a feeler for a vocalist with the release of "The Space Between", but in lieu of finding the right candidate, we decided to move forward with our initial intent: Make music. Mike joined the band as our bass player, but after only a few weeks of touring, it was apparent that this was the chemistry we were after all along. The human voice is an instrument and from our perspective, we are by definition, still an "instrumental" band, now with added dimension and perspective. The band still retains its identity in guitar driven, progressive rock/metal and there's something on this record for everyone. We couldn't be more thankful for the support you have all shown us over the past few years and we hope you continue to follow along on this journey we share. This release is our proudest musical accomplishment to date and we can't wait for everyone to hear it!”


Completing the line-up are drummer Anup Sastry (Jeff Loomis, Skyharbor) and guitarist Lukas Guyader. The four-piece have completed work on the debut album, which is due for a spring release.


INTERVALS hit Europe / UK from 6 January on tour with Protest the Hero, Tesseract and The Safety Fire; make sure to catch them on one of the following dates:


Jan 06 Substage Karlsruhe, Germany
Jan 07 Hirsch Nurnberg, Germany
Jan 08 Magnet Berlin, Germany
Jan 09 Logo Hamburg, Germany
Jan 10 Klubben Stockholm, Sweden
Jan 11 Fangelset Gothenburg, Sweden
Jan 12 John Dee Oslo, Norway
Jan 14 Vega Copenhagen, Denmark
Jan 16 DE KLINKER Aarschot, Belgium
Jan 17 Divan du Monde Paris, France
Jan 18 Le Saint des seins Toulouse, France
Jan 19 Copernico Madrid, Spain
Jan 20 Sala Boveda Barcelona, Spain
Jan 22 KiFF Aarau, Switzerland
Jan 23 Zoe Club Milan Mi, Italy
Jan 24 Rockhouse, Salzburg, Austria
Jan 25 Szene Wien, Austria
Jan 26 Durer Kert Budapest, Hungary
Jan 28 Backstage Munchen, Germany
Jan 29 Conne Island Leipzig, Germany
Jan 30 ROCKHAL Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Jan 31 Essigfabrik Cologne, Germany
Feb 01 Concorde 2 Brighton, United Kingdom
Feb 02 O2 Academy 2 Birmingham Birmingham, United Kingdom
Feb 04 Corporation Sheffield, United Kingdom
Feb 05 Classic Grand Glasgow, United Kingdom
Feb 06 Academy Manchester 2 Manchester, United Kingdom
Feb 07 Electric Ballroom London, United Kingdom
Feb 09 Bibelot Dordrecht, Netherlands


With a stunning debut album and many more worldwide tour dates to be announced, INTERVALS are set to be the most exciting progressive metal prospect of 2014.

US theatrical rockers FAREWELL, MY LOVE release debut record in the UK

Monday 16th December, 2013


Having taken the USA by storm with their theatrical hard rock, FAREWELL, MY LOVE prepare to hit the UK with the release of their debut album ‘Gold Tattoos’ on 3 February via Standby Records, the label responsible for breaking Black Veil Brides.

Check out their video to the track 'Mirror Mirror' here.

And their facebook profile with 210k likes and growing: https://www.facebook.com/farewellmyloveofficial

Rock n’ Roll should be larger than life. Rock stars are superheroes who take the stage propelled by a pomp and circumstance rivaling the royalty of old. They adopt fantastical personas that enrapture an audience, transporting participants away from their every day struggles and problems into a world of freedom and possibility.

FAREWELL, MY LOVE are ready to take on the UK, carrying the torch aloft for a new generation hungry for the power, energy and magnetic combustibility inherent in the best rock. The five young men of FAREWELL, MY LOVE have come together to share their individual hardships, triumphs and passions through a collective vehicle. They’ve taken the sum total of the lives they’ve lived thus far and fashioned them into a unique weapon to hand over to their audiences for the mutual uplifting of all involved.

The conceptual artistry and theatricality of My Chemical Romance, the reckless danger and skillful musicianship of Avenged Sevenfold, the dark mystique and anthem-inducing sing-alongs of AFI and the brash experimentalism and attitude of 30 Seconds to Mars are all components that have a home in the Farewell, My Love manuscript. With forceful determination and wonderfully soaring grandiosity, Farewell, My Love put a unique spin on theatrical hard rock with utmost dedication.

Be prepared to see a lot more of this outrageous spectacle in 2014.

Find out more:

https://www.facebook.com/farewellmyloveofficial
http://youtube.com/farewellmylovevevo
http://twitter.com/farewell_mylove
http://standbyrecordsmerch.com
http://instagram.com/farewell_mylove
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