Deadly Circus Fire sign worldwide deal with Musicarchy Media to release new album
Tuesday 3rd March, 2015
Progressive metallers DEADLY CIRCUS FIRE are very excited to announce signing to new independent label Musicarchy Media who will release the band's highly anticipated new album The Hydra's Tailor this May.
The band have released the following album teaser:
Following a successful PledgeMusic campaign raising over £10k, Deadly Circus Fire were approached by Musicarchy Media, whose ethos, strategy and passion felt like the perfect fit.
Guitarist Save Addario explains:
"We are very excited to announce that Deadly Circus Fire have signed a great record deal with Musicarchy Media. It's difficult these days to find a label that would invest a lot into a band. It seems most labels are more and more the McDonalds of the music industry where they deliver "fast food" music. It's not just about the financial side of things, but the great commitment and passion that this new label with an old school approach has to offer."
Founded by former Skylark vocalist Kiara Laetitia, Musicarchy Media is a new label, management and booking agency set up to promote artistic excellence for music fans with the artists' interest at the heart of the business.
Kiara comments on signing Deadly Circus Fire:
"Deadly Circus Fire is a unique band with a very unique sound. They're heavy as hell but then there's something so melodic about everything they do...there's mind, body, sweat and soul in every single note of their music...it's hard to explain in words - you just have to check them out to fully understand what I'm talking about. That's why I decided I wanted them with us!"
Kiara's music career has spanned more than a decade working with Skylark and Virgin Steele's David De Feis on her solo material, achieving global success including two top five albums in Japan. Having worked with many labels and been a part of many deals, she felt there was a huge gap in the market for a label with an artist focused business model; in 2014 she took the leap to set up Musicarchy, which is exactly that. She continues:
"Musicarchy Media is all about delivering great music by awesome bands, making sure our artists are as satisfied as possible with what the label is doing for them, and last but not least we are committed to investing on their growth which is something that most labels don't do anymore. My belief is that the best music can only be the result of a relaxed yet professional working environment and this is what we offer at Musicarchy Media".
The Hydra's Tailor was produced, engineered and mixedmusical master piece and an by Phil Kinman throughout the autumn of 2014. Beautiful melodies, sinister overtones and crushing riffs are weaved into creative arrangements and bold songwriting, creating an epic progressive metal journey. A must listen for fans of Tool, Mastodon and Deftones.
The Hydra's Tailor follows on from the band's debut album The King and the Bishop which received critical acclaim from Metal Hammer, Prog Magazine and more.
The Hydra's Tailor tracklisting:
01. In Darkness We Trust
03. Where It Lies
05. Devil's Opera
06. Rise Again
08. House Of Plagues
10. The Hydra's Tailor
11. Turning The Tide
TRACK AND FIELD announce physical release of 'You Are My Home' including digital download with bonus material
Tuesday 24th February, 2015
Yorkshire indie emo outfit TRACK AND FIELD are pleased to announce that their debut EP You Are My Home will be released on vinyl on the 13th April.
The vinyl, which is limited to 250 copies and can also be purchased in a t-shirt bundle, will also contain a digital download of the EP which will feature two bonus tracks - an acoustic version of the band's stunning lead single World and a brand new unheard track entitled For A While.
The original 4-track digital EP is available on all major digital retailers including iTunes and Amazon, as well as to stream on Spotify.
The news also coincides with the announcement that the quintet will be playing a show in support of Hindsights on the 24th March at Santiagos in their home city of Leeds. Further live dates will be announced in the near future.
Track and Field also recently revealed the video to their single World, which was directed and produced by Giles Smith who has worked on previous projects with You Me At Six and Royal Blood.
In recent times, the amplified buzz around the indie emo scene has welcomed the emergence of some incredible talent, and Track and Field are no exception. Their four-track debut blends mesmerising rhythms, elegantly crafted melodies, hazy vocals and bouncy drum-lines to deliver captivating material that puts them way ahead of their years.
The five guys that make up Track and Field all boast musical pasts, but ones that couldn’t distance them further from the genre that has brought them together. The band is, in fact, the marriage of current and ex-members of extreme grind violence outfit The Afternoon Gentlemen and punk rockers The Plight; the latter signed to Visible Noise and completed UK and European tours with household names including Converge, Gallows and Cancer Bats before their disbandment in 2011. Now venturing into a brand new realm, the quintet are moving in an exciting direction which enables them to deliver personal and expressive music outside of their comfort zone.
You Are My Home tracklisting:
For A While*
*exclusively featured on the digital download accompanying the physical release.
Instrumental proggers HEIGHTS sign to Basick Records to release third album
Friday 20th February, 2015
Progressive three-piece HEIGHTS featuring drummer Jamie Postones of TesseracT announce signing to Basick records to release their third album on the 27th April, Phantasia On The High Processions Of Sun, Moon And Countless Stars Above.
Check out the stream of Solar (Bringer of Chaos), Lunar (Bringer Of Light)HERE.
Combining elements of prog rock, post rock, jazz and classical composition, Heights weave intricate nuances through textured soundscapes with a wonderful air of simplicity. Guitarist Al Heslop’s grand compositional vision, Bassist John Hopkins’ finesse and Jamie’s natural groove become a luscious flow of sound that is both beautiful and deeply detailed.
Produced by Al, Phantasia.. is full and majestic but also simple and raw; every pluck, slide and ghost note is crystal clear, as if you're sitting in the room with the band.
As their third record to date, Phantasia On The High Processions Of Sun, Moon And Countless Stars Above is their most adventurous effort yet.
Al explains: "The new album is a culmination of four years work. The new album, to us, is more ambitious in terms of songwriting scope and we think the pieces sound more cohesive overall. We've steadily increased our confidence in pushing our playing abilities further and really pushing the 3 piece line up to utilise each aspect to the full, for example some main melodies are more bass driven, with bass taking centre stage and guitars accompanying."
On signing to Basick, Al continues: "We've been friends with the Basick guys for years and they've always been very supportive and enthuastic about what we do, so it seemed like a great time to work with them and we're really excited to be part of the family!"
Stay tuned for live dates coming later this year.
LAY SIEGE release new video Hollow Hands and launch album pre-orders
Thursday 12th February, 2015
UK post-metallers LAY SIEGE have unveiled new video to the track Hollow Hands, taken from their debut album hopeisnowhere to be released on Lifeforce Records on the 23rd March.
Check it out here:
Vocalist Carl Brown commented:
"We hope you enjoy Hollow Hands as much as we enjoy smashing this one out. The video story is linked to the lyrics; it's about a religious man losing faith and rejecting his religion. We suffered in the cold for the video so make sure you check it out. Peace and love."
Hailing from the heart of England, Lay Siege fuse the sounds of metalcore, post-metal and sludge to create their own brand of suffocatingly heavy music riddled with heart and depth. Debut album, hopeisnowhere is a heart bruising journey exemplified by merciless throat-shredding vocals erupting over riff-orientated raging guitars. This is modern metal with no compromises, just presence.
PHOENIX CALLING reveal acoustic video and free download of new single 'Everybody Knows'
Monday 9th February, 2015
Rising alt-rockers PHOENIX CALLING released their new single Everybody Knows last week and to celebrate they're offering the track as a free download.
To retrieve the single, fans simply have to enter their email address via the band's website.
Phoenix Calling have also revealed an acoustic performance of the infectious number which you can check out below.
Everybody Knows is the first taste of the band's forthcoming album Forget Your Ghosts, which is set for release in Spring via The Fort.
Forget Your Ghosts follows on from Phoenix Calling's EP Waves, packed with huge sing-a-long anthems and inventive hooks. With a title that alludes to what has happened in the past but sees a clear view of the future, Phoenix Calling demonstrate a real musical growth that delivers a gritty edge and sees movement in a promising direction.
Taking influence from the heartfelt and honest lyrics of Deaf Havana, the melody-driven song structures of Mallory Knox and the power and drive of Fightstar, Phoenix Calling encapsulate the elements that make the British rock genre so profound and deliver a refreshing take on a winning formula.
The quintet will be hitting the road to perform a series of shows in support of the release, with more to be confirmed in due course.
Current tour dates are as follows:
Friday 6th March – O2 Academy, Birmingham.
Saturday14th March - Proud Camden, London.
Friday 20th March – Esquire’s, Bedford.
Friday 27th March, Voodoo Lounge, Stamford.
Wednesday 1st April – Portland Arms, Cambridge.
Friday 10th April – The Met Lounge, Peterborough.
Saturday 18th April - LEWKS Record Store Downham Market (in support of Record Store Day).