The band will be performing on this summer's Rockstar Mayhem Festival in th USA, which kicks off this Sat, June 29th and will be announcing more worldwide dates in due course. For additional information head over to www.facebook.com/bornofosiris and stay tuned for more news regarding the album over the coming weeks.
Lee McKinney (guitars) states: "We couldn't be more excited to not only have a new record coming out this summer, but to have a new single available in time for the start of Mayhem Fest! 'M∆CHINE' to me is just a straight up in your face BORN OF OSIRIS song. It's got an epic intro, intense orchestral content, heavy keyboard breakdowns, a great structure, impactful vocals and of course some gnarly guitar shred. It definitely hits hard from beginning to end. We can't wait to head out and play it live all summer long."
LA ROCKERS BLACK BELT KARATE ANNOUNCE THE RELEASE OF THEIR DEBUT EP ' VOLUME 1' IN THE UK
Monday 24th June, 2013
Fuelled by the raw elements of rock n roll and intense desire to write great songs, LA’s BLACK BELT KARATE have exploded onto the California scene with their fresh combination of desert rock, New York indie punk and garage rock, and are set make their mark in the UK with the release of their debut EP ‘Volume 1’ on 19 August.
Volume 1 boasts five gritty yet polished rocking tracks packed full of charisma that showcases vocalist Ryan Hanifl’s clean, powerful and soulful tones, and the band’s ability to write killer stripped down rock songs.
Check out the video to 'Push' here:
BLACK BELT KARATE’s honest and fresh sound has been likened to the vibe of Rival Sons with the spice of Queens of the Stone Age, and they have been taking stages by storm throughout California. Relentless gigging and a powerful live show has ensured a quick rise from club level to big stages, with the band most recently performing at the Ink-n-Iron Festival in Long Beach, playing alongside the likes of Iggy and The Stooges, Sublime, Bad Brains, Rocket From The Crypt, The Offspring, Dead Kennedys and many more.
Very much a part of the LA rock elite, BLACK BELT KARATE’s members are also in bands with many of the stars. Guitarist Jason Achilles Mezilis and Chris Wyse of The Cult play in hard rock band Owl and bassist Harry Ostrem tours with Guns n Roses’ Dizzy Reid’s band for starters. Drummer Ryan Brown has an incredible CV which currently includes being in Dweezil Zappa’s touring band Zappa Plays Zappa, has recorded with the likes of Alex Lifeson, David Bowie and a long list of performances as a percussionist on many prominent Hollywood film scores.
With the debut EP and a full length in the works, BLACK BELT KARATE are ready to bring their honest, real rock and roll to the UK and the rest of the world.
The single is taken from the band’s upcoming debut album, which is due out later this summer via fresh new record label DESTROY EVERYTHING.
'The Worst Of It’ owns a cracking sing along chorus and has addictive melodies laced perfectly throughout. The previous single 'My Dreams Are Haunted’ was play-listed on Radio and played by everyone from Scott Mills to Sara Cox to Fearne Cotton, and ‘The Worst Of It' is the perfect follow up further showcasing the band’s immense song writing talent.
The band recently did a run of dates with Reading four-piece Attention Thieves and fellow label buddies I Divide, which saw them perform to a SOLD OUT hometown crowd at Peterborough MET Lounge. This is the first time the venue has sold out from pre-sales in over ten years.
‘The Worst Of It' is the perfect introductory single in the run up to the bands full-length release later this summer.
MISERY SIGNALS TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM ‘ABSENT LIGHT’ ON JULY 22ND THROUGHOUT THE UK & EUROPE
Wednesday 19th June, 2013
U.S. metal band MISERY SIGNALS are set to return after five long years with one of 2013’s most anticipated records, ‘Absent Light’. The album will be released on July 22nd throughout the UK and Europe, exclusively distributed via Basick Records.
Foregoing the traditional record label release model, Misery Signals launched an Indiegogo campaign in March to work directly with fans to crowd-fund the new album by offering unique funding packages that included handwritten lyrics, vinyl box set, music lessons, listening parties and more. By May, the band had not only reached their funding goal, but had surpassed it by double the amount. The support was a definite sign that fans were eagerly awaiting new music from the seminal band.
"We were floored by the enthusiasm from the people supporting the album,” guitarist Ryan Morgan says. “It's a good feeling to have an audience matching the enthusiasm we are putting into it's creation - and they haven't even heard it yet! It'll all come together when they get to hear how insane this album is."
An exclusive audio preview of a new album track can now be found here:
‘Reborn: An Execution’:
Misery Signals got their start in 2002 and quickly gained notoriety after signing with Ferret Music to release 2004’s critically acclaimed record ‘Of Malice and the Magnum Heart’; an album which breathed fresh life into the their genre with the band’s signature style of aggressive riffs and melodic bridges, and went on to be one of the most influential metalcore album’s of the last decade. Over the next several years the band released two more albums, Mirrors (2006) and Controller (2008), which were both equally praised by the metal community and further cemented their place among metal’s elite bands.
After Ferret Music was absorbed by a major label in 2010, Misery Signals were left to fend for themselves and took a hiatus to pursue individual side projects with singer Karl Schubach focusing on metal outfit Solace, guitarist Ryan Morgan founding the hardcore/punk band Burning Empires and drummer Branden Morgan starting The Company We Keep with Brian Southall (The Receiving End Of Sirens) and Justin Pierre (Motion City Soundtrack).
Now, the band that redefined a genre will return reinvigorated with a full time focus on the business at hand, and a determination to push the boundaries of hardcore-metal even further than before...
MISERY SIGNALS will release ‘Absent Light’ in the UK and Europe on July 22nd 2013, via Basick Records.
HACKTIVIST announce 'Warped Tour' dates in Germany, Netherlands and UK plus German / French dates with Enter Shikari
Monday 17th June, 2013
HACKTIVIST are pleased to announce appearances at the German, Dutch and UK legs of the European 'Warped Tour' events this coming November.
These shows form part of a two week trip, which will also see the band as support on Enter Shikari's headline dates at that time.
This will immediately precede Hacktivist's own headline UK tour (the first proper headline tour of their career), which was announced last week.
WARPED TOUR & ENTER SHIKARI SUPPORTS:
05 MINSK, BELARUS. REPUBLIC CLUB
07 STRASBOURG,FRANCE. LAITERIE
08 KARLSRUHE, GERMANY. SUBSTAGE
09 BERLIN, GERMANY. WARPED TOUR
10 EINDHOVEN, NETHERLANDS. WARPED TOUR
12 BREMEN, GERMANY. MODERN 65
13 MUNSTER, GERMANY. SKATES PALACE
14 WIESBADEN, GERMANY. SCHLACTHOF
16 LILLE, FRANCE. GRAND MIX
17 LONDON, UK. WARPED TOUR
19 BRIGHTON - AUDIO
20 PORTSMOUTH - WEDGEWOOD ROOMS
21 EXETER - CAVERN
22 PLYMOUTH WHITE RABBIT
23 BATH MOLES
25 CARDIFF CLWB IFOR BACH
26 WOLVERHAMPTON SLADE ROOMS
27 LIVERPOOL EAST VILLAGE ARTS CLUB
29 GLASGOW KING TUTS
30 EDINBURGH ELECTRIC CIRCUS
01 NEWCASTLE THINK TANK
02 YORK DUCHESS
03 LEEDS COCKPIT 3
05 NOTTINGHAM ROCK CITY BASEMENT
06 MANCHESTER ROADHOUSE
07 WREXHAM CENTRAL STATION
08 BEDFORD ESQUIRES
10 BRISTOL THEKLA
12 LONDON UNDERWORLD
13 GUILDFORD BOILER ROOM
Tickets for headline shows available now from: