Legendary avant-garde metal band DOG FASHION DISCO release new song, announce UK tour dates ahead of new album
Wednesday 26th August, 2015
Legendary avant-garde pioneers and resurgent force
DOG FASHION DISCO are happy to announce their return to UK shores, following the release of the first song taken from upcoming album Ad Nauseam, out on the 2nd October.
Have a listen to the eponymous title track below.
And catch the band at one of the following dates:
9/9/2015 London The Garage
10/9/2015 Milton Keynes Crauford Arms
11/9/2015 Manchester Sound Control
12/9/2015 Huddersfield The Parish
13/9/2015 Newcastle The Cluny
14/9/2015 Glasgow Ivory Blacks
15/9/2015 Wolverhampton Slade Rooms
16/9/2015 Nottingham Rock City Basement
17/9/2015 Southampton Joiners
Formed in the mid-90's, Dog Fashion Disco have long had a reputation for bonkers musical experimentation, combining the heaviest of grooves with a predilection for psychedelia and hard-hitting jazz. Reunited since 2013, the band's resurgence has overseen a wildly successful crowdfunding campaign leading to new album Ad Nauseam - metal's eclectically infectious spirit lives on.
Heavy folk artist ISAAC BIRCHALL announces debut album 'Where We Are'
Tuesday 25th August, 2015
Heavy folk artist ISAAC BIRCHALL is set to self-release his debut album Where We Are on the 18th September - seven songs full of power, passion and acoustic riffage.
Listen to Isaac's latest single Say It Tonight:
His unique brand of ‘Heavy Folk’ has been turning many heads in his native North Wales for the past few years; aggressive acoustic guitar work, powerful vocals and the weight of a strong rhythm section come together to create a high energy sound that is very distinctive to him.
Isaac recruited Andy Cooper (Drums), Jake Vaughan Evans (Guitar) and Matty Hawker (Bass) to form the live band early 2015 and his local success has soared exponentially. With support slots with Nick Oliveri, Toby Jepson, Joe Lynn-Turner and Burt Bacharach already under their belts, the band are poised to make a huge impression on the UK this autumn.
On mixing acoustic guitar with heavy music, Isaac comments “I love the sound of an acoustic guitar at the front of a big heavy riff, it adds a rhythmic quality that I always think you can “feel” somehow, so I like to keep my songs with that acoustic sound up front.“
The lyrical content is about personal struggle and battling against the odds. He continues: “The songs deal a lot with the positives of rejection and helplessness, often rooted themselves in music, ranging from trying to have an “I know best” attitude in the face of everything and everyone telling me otherwise, to the feeling of absolute destitution and hopelessness and how that can inspire you.”
For fans of Frank Turner and Bob Dylan, Isaac Birchall's latest masterpiece is a must listen for lovers of folk, heavy rock, and everything in between.
FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY unveil new video via Decibel and announce new album details
Friday 21st August, 2015
New Jersey's FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY have debuted their brand new music video Absolute Hope Absolute Hell exclusively via Decibel Magazine. The song is the title track from their forthcoming new LP set for release on 2nd October via eOne / Good Fight Music.
The highly anticipated new LP is produced by the band's guitarist Will Putney, who's responsible for the crushing production behind Thy Art Is Murder, The Acacia Strain, Northlane and more.
On the new video, Will comments:
"Being able to bring a visual representation of our art to the fans is a big deal to us." Directed by Max Moore, this is the first music video the band has ever done. Putney continues, "Working with Max Moore allowed us to do that easily. We couldn’t be happier with the outcome and are really excited to finally release Fit For An Autopsy’s first ever music video."
Absolute Hope Absolute Hell follows the band's 2013 LP Hellbound, which garnered its own heap of high praise. Metal Injection touted it as being "dump-truck-status heavy that'll be sure to destroy your soul," while Metalsucks plainly states it was "all-caps FUCKING AWESOME."
Putney summed up the new album best, saying, "It's our new and fresh approach to aggressive music, not a half-hour of blast beats and breakdowns."
While some heavy music fans love cliche, there has to be something more to add depth, breadth, scope, and staying power, and Fit For An Autopsy used that as a guiding principle for Absolute Hope, Absolute Hell. During the writing process, the band expanded their musical horizons and had the confidence to know that they possessed the skills to do something both different and inspired. That may sound very conceptual and esoteric, but once you turn the knobs as far to the right as they will go for Absolute Hope, Absolute Hell, which was self-produced at The Machine Shop, it will all become clearer.
STARSEED return for reunion show to raise money for Rooting for Rhino
Thursday 20th August, 2015
In May 2012 UK rockers STARSEED shocked everyone by announcing an indefinite hiatus. It was out of the blue and unexpected – especially since the five-piece rock group’s stock was skyrocketing at the time.
They’d twice performed at Download, gained huge support from Kerrang! and Rock Sound over their sophomore album, Peace Machine, and even caught the ear and interest of Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden fame. A US tour was in the pipeline and major label interest mooted...yet, those pesky things called ‘life’ and ‘family responsibilities’ came knocking at their door and the band of brothers heeded the call, deciding to stand down together.
Check out the band's video Shine below.
Now, on the eve of the tenth anniversary of their debut album, All the Things They Can’t Take Away..., the melodic UK rockers have decided to dust off the instruments, revisit the record that kick-started the wild ride and take to the stage one more time. On 18 November 2015, Starseed will reunite for an exclusive show at The Borderline in London. Joining them will be special guests Feral Sun and Delayed.
But this won’t just be a stroll down memory lane, because there’s a good cause behind it too. The band has announced that it will be using the show to raise money for the Rooting for Rhino charity, with £5 of every ticket sold going to the charity. In, addition, as part of the celebrations, the single Walls of Silence, from All the Things They Can’t Take Away..., will be released to commemorate the event.
With the reunion booked and excitement flowing, the obvious question is: will it spark a full-time comeback for Starseed?
“Our hiatus was rather abrupt and sudden – it was sad how we never got the opportunity to give our fans the proper goodbye show they deserved. When we noticed that All the Things was about to turn ten, all of the emotions and memories came flooding back. We remembered all the things that went into making this album – the love, the anger, the heartache, and the music. We couldn’t ignore it; we knew we had to do something special to honour it,” says drummer Andy Spence. “Whether this show will lead to something more down the line, we’re not going to say yes or no right now. Let’s wait and see what happens and take it from there.”
Pop-rockers ADELPHIA reveal video for new single 'Better Off' ft. Rebecca Need-Menear of ANAVAE
Wednesday 19th August, 2015
Up and coming pop-rockers ADELPHIA have revealed the video for their new single Better Off, which features guest vocals from Anavae's Rebecca Need-Menear. The video was premiered on Rock Sound earlier this week.
For fans of Young Guns, You Me At Six and Mallory Knox, Adelphia have spent the past 2 and a half years building a solid reputation through the delivery of their freshly polished alternative pop-rock.
They may have only formed at the beginning of 2013, but Adelphia’s achievements to date are proof that they are heading for high places. In 2014, the band opened the main stage of Hit The Deck Festival in Nottingham and won the Red Bull Studios Live at Download competition, which saw them go head to head with hundreds of bands in order to perform at the festival. Adelphia have also gained an impressive amount of coverage from Kerrang! Radio, Rock Sound and Scuzz TV, made headway with BBC Introducing Nottingham, Derby and Lincoln and have hit over 160,000 views on their YouTube channel.
2015 has seen the band embark on their debut UK tour Breathe In The Silence, Pavilions and dirt and with more plans in the pipeline, Adelphia are set to continue their exciting journey and nothing is going to stop them.