Several years ago, MOTÖRHEAD (together with UDR Music) formed their own label called Motörhead Music. Lemmy and the boys were concerned about where the support was for rock’n’roll bands trying to get a leg up, so they decided forming their own label would be the way to help.
They wanted bands to have access to everything they enjoyed, from production to studios to marketing to distribution – the full monty. They even wanted their management, Singerman Entertainment, and their booking agents to be involved in helping talent get a chance to shine in the public eye.
In 2014, the band finally chose a few bands to support, with Lemmy insistent that Budderside and Others be on the inaugural Motörboat and that Barb Wire Dolls also receive the full support of Motörhead Music and its staff. Now all three will lead the charge for Motörhead Music in 2016.
Motörhead Music will continue to follow the mission statement as laid down by Lemmy and the boys. So if you want to support raw, exciting rock’n’roll, punk and whatever music is on the label, come one, come all. If not, don’t let the door hit yer arse on the way out.
One more thing – Motörhead Music would like fans to pay close attention to UDR Music artist Seek Irony, who they feel are completely different from anything you’ve heard and deserve your attention! Follow Seek Irony at the links below.
Jackyl has announced that their brand new album, ‘ROWYCO,’ will be released on August 5th via Mighty Loud Records. ‘ROWYCO’ (let us know when you figure this one out!) is the FATTEST sounding record to date for the band. “This will be an exciting year,” predicts lead singer Jesse James Dupree. “With the album’s release timing perfectly with the grand opening of the Full Throttle Saloon, in Sturgis, South Dakota. The original location burned to the ground last year AND they are building back bigger and better than ever.”
The Full Throttle Saloon enjoyed a 6 year run of a hit reality television show of the same name, which documented owner Michael Ballard and Jesse’s struggles to get the bar up, running and profitable during the world’s largest motorcycle rally.
The first single off of ‘ROWYCO,’ “Rally,” is the perfect song to kick off summer, as it’s time to rally for ROCK! “There is not a better song than ‘Rally’ to set the pace for an incredible summer 2016,” exclaims Jesse. So crank that bitch up!” To hear the new single and to pre-order the album, visit the following links:
And as far as the album as a whole, “It’s a Jackyl record at its core, but there are some tracks, lyrically, that I went a little deeper on a personal level with some things I had going on at the time. It is the thickest sounding production that we have ever recorded. It’s just a huge slice of rock. ‘ROWYCO’ is a very diverse album and every track has its purpose.”
And with Jesse and co. set to continue their latest tour on June 8th in Pennsylvania, this is shaping up to be the summer of Jackyl!
“All Night Rodeo”
“Ahead of My Time”
“Just Because I’m Drunk”
“Everyone’s A Winner”
“Hammer To The Head”
JACKYL Tour Dates:
6/8/2016 Sharon, PA Quaker Steak & Lube
6/10/2016 Rothbury, MI Sandy Corley Memorial Run @ Double JJ Resort
6/11/2016 Fond Du Lac, WI Walleye Weekend @ Lakeside Park
6/17/2016 Stroudsburg, PA Sherman Theater
6/18/2016 Loudon, NH New Hampshire Motor Speedway / Loudon Classic
6/19/2016 Portland, ME Asylum
6/24/2016 Mount Vernon, OH Legends Sports Bar
6/25/2016 Johnstown, PA Thunder in the Valley @ Peoples Natural Gas Park
6/26/2016 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Soundstage
7/1/2016 Simpsonville, SC INDEPENDENCE SLAM
7/2/2016 Scott City, MO Great River Rally at Lawless Harley Davidson
7/13/2016 Erie, PA Roar on the Shore
7/15/2016 Mineral Wells, WV WV Interstate Fair
7/16/2016 Marion, IN Brandt’s I-69 Harley Davidson
7/22/2016 Pompano Beach, FL Pompano Beach Ampitheatre
7/23/2016 Comstock, NE Comstock is Back Festival at 2nd Wind Ranch
7/29/2016 Van Wert, OH Wetzelland 30th Anniversary Motorcycle Rally
7/30/2016 New Albany, IN The Backyard
8/19/2016 Milford, IA Boji Bay Fun Pavillion
9/1/2016 Oklahoma City, OK Diamond Ballroom
9/2/2016 Manhattan, KS RC McGraw’s
9/3/2016 Clear Lake, IA The Surf Ballroom
9/6/2016 Minot, ND The O’Riginal Bar & Nightclub
9/9/2016 Hinckley, MN Grand Casino Hinckley Amphitheatre
9/17/2016 Sunrise Beach, MO Picklehead’s Roadhouse
11/25/2016 Indianapolis, IN 8 Second Saloon
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT: www.jackyl.com
On 19th August Universal Music Catalogue will release 4CD and 4LP sets of Sex Pistols – Live ’76. The collection comprises four revolutionary live recordings – all officially sanctioned by the Sex Pistols and professionally mastered at Abbey Rd Studios and released in full for the first time.
Disc one features the truly legendary Lesser Free Trade Hall, Manchester concert, which took place on 4th June, 1976, arguably one of the most important music concerts ever. Set up by Pete Shelley and Howard Devoto (who were inspired to form Buzzcocks after travelling to Welwyn Garden City to watch the Pistols), the show was witnessed by people including future Joy Division/New Order members, Morrissey, Mark E. Smith (The Fall) and Tony Wilson, the concert changed the course of music history, with the Pistols inspiring a generation of musical mavericks.
Closer to the band’s London roots, the second disc comprises the ‘Midnight Special’ concert, which was recorded on 29th August, 1976 at Screen on the Green, Islington – More widely known for its cult cinema screenings. This famous gig saw the Pistols supported by The Clash and Buzzcocks. Legend has it that journalists and record company staff attempting to gain entry were reported to have been barred entry.
Disc three is the live show that took place at Chelmsford Maximum Security Prison on 17th September 1976. Of the four recordings that make up this collection, this was the only one ‘officially’ recorded on 4 track ¼ inch tape, by the band’s live soundman Dave Goodman. Reportedly the idea of the band’s manager Malcolm McLaren, who claimed it was part of his strategy to have the band play more interesting, unusual non rock ‘n’ roll places, no doubt in an attempt to create controversy. John Rotten Lydon rose to the occasion by being his provocative best, as can be heard on the between songs banter.
The collection is completed with a concert that originally made its way around as a fans bootleg, recorded on 25th September – 1976: 76 Club, Burton on Trent. Officially released in full for the first time.
Sex Pistols – Live ’76 is the first time all four of these concerts have been collected together in sequence. It will be available on 4CD and 4LP sets (as well as digital download). It features related photographs and an original facsimile Sex Pistols Glitterbest press kit from the era.
The Sex Pistols are one of the most important British bands ever. Although they remain the band that defined punk (a term they still reject), they were also a great band who made great records. Considering they only released one album and four singles, their influence and legacy has reached every corner of the planet. Contrary to the myth of them not being able to play, they were fantastic rock’n’roll musicians, fronted by one of the most unique and distinctive-sounding frontmen ever, not to mention one of the most inspiring and greatest lyricists.
Vocals: John Rotten Guitar: Steve Jones Drums: Paul Cook Bass: Glen Matlock
Sex Pistols – Live ’76 tracklists:
CD1 4th June – 1976: Lesser Free Trade Hall, Manchester
1. Did You No Wrong
2. No Lip
4. Stepping Stone
5. New York
6. Whatcha Gonna Do About It
9. No Feelings
10. No Fun
12. Pretty Vacant
CD2 29th August – 1976: Screen on the Green, Islington
1. Anarchy in the UK
2. I Wanna Be Me
4. New York
5. No Lip
6. Stepping Stone
10. No Feelings
12. Pretty Vacant
14. Did You No Wrong
15. No Fun
CD3 17th September 1976: HM Prison, Chelmsford
1. Anarchy in the UK (incomplete)
2. I Wanna Be Me
4. New York
5. No Lip
6. Stepping Stone
10. No Feelings (incomplete)
12. No Fun
13. Pretty Vacant
15. Anarchy in the UK (encore)
16. Did You Know Wrong
CD4 25th September – 1976: 76 Club, Burton on Trent
1. Anarchy In The UK
2. I Wanna Be Me
4. New York
5. No Lip
6. Stepping Stone
11. No Feelings
12. No Fun
13. Pretty Vacant
In November 2014 a helicopter landed at the infamous Hard Rock Hotel as KISS invaded Las Vegas for an historic nine-show run. Now, fans will be able to experience this spectacular night for themselves in their own homes as ‘KISS Rocks Vegas’ hits PPV in North America – available via cable, satellite, and online. From this blistering live show, fans can expect sky-high flames, ear-bursting volume and a few drops of blood!
As America’s #1 Gold Record Award winning group of all time, and that’s in every category, KISS can easily be named one of rock’s most influential bands. The Rock N Roll Hall of Famers have released 44 albums and sold more than 100 million albums worldwide. Additionally, KISS were recently honoured by their peers, having received the illustrious ASCAP Founders Award in 2015.
Paul Stanley (KISS lead Vocals, rhythm guitar)
“See us from the comfort of your couch with the awesome power of surround sound. Feel like you are in Vegas and don’t be shy. ‘Shout it out loud”!
Gene Simmons (KISS Vocals, bass guitar)
“Join us for a “Crazy Crazy Night’!”
Over the course of 40 years, KISS’ record-breaking global tours have brought them to fans around the world. The band kicked off their recent world tour with 5 headlining shows in Japan and a #1 single in 2014 “Samurai Son” with Japanese pop group, Momoiro Clover Z. Their 40th Anniversary World tour also rocked North America, South America and Australia. Furthermore, once a year the “KISS Army” becomes the “KISS Navy” as fans from across the globe board the KISS Kruise (2016 year will mark their 6th voyage).
KISS teamed up with Warner Brothers in 2014 to create the well-received original movie ScoobyDoo and KISS: Rock and Roll Mystery. Other high-profile appearances have included the Super Bowl, the Winter Olympics, Rockin’ The Corps concert, a FOX alliance with KISS appearing in multiple episodes of Family Guy, plus two special guest performances on American Idol finales.
KISS has been featured in major advertising and marketing campaigns for John Varvatos, Google Play, Hello Kitty— even appearing in a Dr. Pepper Super Bowl commercial and advertising campaign in support of their Hottest Show On Earth tour. This year represents the 3rd season of the LA KISS Arena Football League team bringing professional football back to Los Angeles. KISS founding band members Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons have also entered the culinary world by opening a string of successful restaurants aptly named Rock & Brews.
KISS is dedicated to numerous Veterans Organizations including: The Wounded Warriors Project, The USO, The U.S. Chamber of Commerce “Hire A Hero” program, The Legacy Organization in Australia, Help for Heroes United Kingdom and The Dr. Pepper Snapple Groups Wounded Warriors Support Foundations
For more information, visit www.KissOnline.com
For more information and to purchase digital PPV go to Kissonline.com or check your local cable provider for more info.
Swedish filthiest & dirtiest bastards Mikke Killalot (Drums), Belze Bo (Bass & Vox), Straight G (Guitars) a.k.a. VÖRGUS reveal now the artwork for the upcoming album “White Trash Hellraisers” to be out in September on INFERNO Records and available as a first limited digipack edition CD and as a limited cassette edition!
Holland’s greatest symphonic metal band, EPICA, have finally put the last touches on their new upcoming studio album entitled The Holographic Principle. Once again it’ll be released worldwide via Nuclear Blast Records on September 30! The album was produced with Joost van der Broek at Sandlane Recording Facilities. Mixing was handled by Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, DESTRUCTION). The cover artwork was created by Stefan Heilemann (www.heilemania.de).
The band commented:
“Our highly anticipated seventh studio album is a fact. The Holographic Principle feels to us like a true treasure, created by us all with blood, sweat and tears of joy. In the past year we have worked very hard to write and record this special album. We are all very eager to share it with you! Join us on our new musical journey.”
To celebrate the release of EPICA’s brand-new record fittingly, the band will be playing on their own Epic Metal Fest at the 013 in Tilburg, NL on Saturday, October 1st. They invited KATATONIA, their label mates FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE and (also landsmen) TEXTURES to take part in this special event. Additionally, STREAM OF PASSION, THE AGONIST, MAYAN, MYRATH, EVIL INVADERS and last but not least OFF THE CROSS will be attending EPICA’s release show. On Saturday 15th October the Brazilian edition of Epic Metal Fest will take place in Sao Paulo. PARADISE LOST, FINNTROLL, XANDRIA and THE OCEAN will join EPICA for this first edition.
VICIOUS RUMORS Concussion Protocol proves yet again … as pioneers of power metal, they remain driven to consistently innovate and forge new paths into ever-expanding musical territory. Known worldwide for their high-energy shows and top quality musicianship … VICIOUS RUMORS is perhaps the most versatile band of the heavy metal genre.
Their debut releases on Shrapnel Records, Soldiers of The Night (which was also the full length recording debut of metal guitarist extraordinaire Vinnie Moore) and Digital Dictator – are unanimously considered to be full-on metal classics, by both fans and reviewers worldwide. Vicious Rumors three subsequent releases on Atlantic Records (and the companion MTV videos, which landed in regular rotation on ´Headbanger’s Ball`) served to cement their reputations in heavy metal music history. Countless tours, eleven studio and three live albums later – it is now well beyond question that the band will never fail to deliver a relentless, driving energy and commitment to excellence. Their major festival appearances at events like Bang Your Head, Rock Hard and Wacken Open Air over the years have left no doubt – this is a band who is not satisfied to simply rest on their laurels.
The stage is now set, and Aug 26th 2016 is the date to mark on your calendar – the worldwide unveiling of what will no doubt be remembered as a milestone release for both the band and the genre, Concussion Protocol. Not simply a “return to form” , the production team of Juan Uteaga (Testament) and band leader Geoff Thorpe has been solidifying their working relationship for the past ten years, and has deftly zeroed in on the new strengths of a fully re-vitalized band – that now features newcomer Nick Holleman on vocals, Tilen Hudrap on bass and Thaen Rasmussen on guitar … alongside veteran guitarist Geoff Thorpe and drummer Larry Howe … as well as guest appearances by some long time Vicious Rumors friends: guitarists Steve Smyth and Brad Gillis .
Consider yourself forewarned – Concussion Protocol will simultaneously explode out of the gate with the passion & fire of a newly galvanized band – and the maturity in writing and performances that can only come from the most seasoned metal outfits. The songs run the gamut: the melodic power of ´Take It Or Leave It`, the brutality of ´1000 Years`, and the haunting ´Circle Of Secrets` will take you on a sonic roller coaster ride of pure, unadulterated, cutting-edge metal adventure – and will demonstrate yet again – Vicious Rumors will place no limits on their creative inspirations. Of course, true to form – there`s the shredding guitar solos, melodic and powerful vocals, double bass drum thunder, bass guitar madness, and the thought provoking songs that are all part of the historical band sound – yet somehow, amazingly – Vicious Rumors still expertly traverses both known and yet unknown metal territory.
“Concussion Protocol” will be released through SPV/Steamhammer on August 26th, 2016 as a digipak version (incl.poster), 2LP gatefold red vinyl edition and download.
1. Concussion Protocol 4:56
2. Chemical Slaves 05:50
3. Victims Of A Digital World 04:13
4. Chasing The Priest 04:13
5. Last Of Our Kind 03:56
6. 1000 Years 03:39
7. Circle Of Secrets 05:04
8. Take It Or Leave It 03:23
9. Bastards 04:40
10. Every Blessing Is A Curse 04:14
11. Life For A Life 06:11
The Devil Strikes Again is the name of the new album by the German metal institution RAGE. With this record and a new line-up, consisting of the native Venezoelan, Belgian-by-choice guitarist Marcos Rodriguez and the German-Greek, ex-drum tech and best friend of his predecessor Chris Efthimiadis, Vassilios ‘Lucky’ Maniatopoulos on drums, along with mastermind, frontman and bass player Peter ‘Peavy’ Wagner, RAGE report back – louder then ever.
Frontiers Music Srl is excited release WITHEM’s brand new album now, which is entitled “The Unforgiving Road”. The album is available for purchase via Amazon and iTunes.
In addition to release of their album WITHEM has released a new video for the song “Exit”. Watch the clip HERE.
WITHEM is an upcoming Progressive Metal band hailing from Norway who are inspired by the likes of Symphony X, Pagan’s Mind, Dream Theater and Circus Maximus, concentrating heavily on melodic, memorable hooks, but still with plenty of stunning and virtuoso instrumental sections. The band debuted with “The Point of You” in 2013, gathering excellent reviews from several music websites, blogs and magazines from all over the world. The release was followed by European touring with Pagan’s Mind, Circus Maximus and Seventh Wonder, and performances at both ProgPower USA and ProgPower Oslo, always with an extremely positive reception.
The new album, “The Unforgiving Road” sees the band perfecting their style. WITHEM’s gripping, melody-driven songs avoid the clichés and pitfalls of overly dramatic instrumental sections and sheer senseless complexity and instead center on creative interplay between the musicians, while the unique vocal range of Ole Aleksander Wagenius gives the band a distinctive touch. Just like the debut album, “The Unforgiving Road” was produced and mixed by guitarist Øyvind Voldmo Larsen at his own Lionheart Studio, boasting powerful and bombastic production values with plenty of moments for the listener to notice the most subtle intricate parts of the songs.
Track Listing of “The Unforgiving Road” includes:
3. In The Hands Of A God
4. The Pain I Collected
6. C’est La Vie
7. The Eye In The Sky
9. In My Will
10. Unaffected Love
Ole Aleksander Wagenius – Vocals
Frank Nordeng Røe – Drums
Øyvind Voldmo Larsen – Guitar
Miguel Pereira – Bass
Frontiers Music Srl has released the new album from DAN REED NETWORK entitled “Fight Another Day.” The album marks the return of one of the most infectious and gifted bands to come out in the Melodic Rock World in the second part of the 80’s.
“Fight Another Day” is available for purchase via iTunes and Amazon.
The new album was recorded primarily in the hometown of members of DRN, Portland, Oregon, while most of the writing process took place in Dan Reed’s private studio in Prague in the Czech Republic, where Reed currently resides with his family. Demos were sent back and forth between Derek Shulman (A&R for Frontiers), Brion James, Melvin Brannon Jr. and Rob Daiker, making notes and refining the songs over great distances via the Internet. This process was not unlike with DRN composed songs back in the late 80’s and early 90’s as Dan Reed used to demo out songs on his Akai 12 track machine and bring the songs into rehearsals where the band members would then arrange and flesh out the band’s classic ‘funk rock’ sound.
After the tracking was completed, band’s keyboardist Rob Daiker went to work editing and mixing each track alongside Shulman and Reed, sending mixes back and forth, making notes and shaping and moulding the album to best represent what DRN sounds like currently, while paying respect to what brought the band to the world’s attention back in the late 80’s.
“I thought it would be a great experiment and interesting challenge to revisit what endeared the band to so many back in the day and deliver a rock record with funk and soul elements, strong melodies, but this time around incorporate even edgier lyrics while not losing sight that this release needed to be uplifting, infectious, and most of all, powerful when performed live,” says Dan Reed. “The title ‘Fight Another Day’ represents the fact that after 25 years we were able to gravitate back to the passion we discovered playing together all those years ago, and battle once more!”
The band looks forward to the world’s response to this new labor of love, and this testament to the bonds of friendship and musical chemistry! Worlwide touring over the next twelve months will support the album release.
“Fight Another Day” track listing includes: Divided; The Brave; Infected; Champion; Ignition; Give It Love; B There With U; Save The World; Eye Of The Storm; Reunite; Heaven; Sharp Turn; Stand Tall.
DAN REED NETWORK is:
* Dan Reed – Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitars, Piano, Synth Programming, Moog Bass
* Brion James – Vocals, Lead and Rhythm Guitars, Synth Guitars, Synth Programming, Drum Programming
* Dan Pred – Drums, Percussion, Videographer
* Melvin Brannon II – Vocals, Bass, Acoustic Bass, Electric Contra Bass, Synth Bass
* Rob Daiker – Vocals, Keyboards, Synth Programming, Drum Programming
June 4 – Oslo, Norway – ‘Hard Rock Cafe’ – DAN REED NETWORK CD Release Show
June 6 – Stockholm, Sweden – ‘Gronalund’
June 7 – Goteborg, Sweden – ‘Liseberg’
June 10 – SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL – Friday, Main Stage
June 13 – Hamburg, Germany – The Rock Café – St. Pauli
June 15 – London, England – ‘100 Club’ – UK CD Release Show
Legendary music acts are revving up for LaconiaFest – the east coast’s only premier motorcycle music festival! Just a few weeks after the announcement of music legend Steven Tyler’s upcoming headlining performance on June 15 (tickets for this date are on sale now), rock music icon Sebastian Bach has joined the party – headlining Sunday, June 12!
Celebrated rocker Sebastian Bach is recognized globally as a vocalist, television star, actor and beyond! Bach hit the spotlight in the late 1980’s as the iconic frontman for mainstream heavy metal act Skid Row. Since his departure from Skid Row in the mid 90’s, Sebastian Bach still remains one of the most relevant rock figures in pop culture today, with network television appearances on MTV, VH1 and CMT, guest appearances on Gilmore Girls, Trailer Park Boys, Californication and other popular television shows, and several acting stints on and off Broadway. 2014 marked the release of Bach’s most recent album, Give ‘Em Hell, which impressively – proving his prowess decades after his initial debut – landed on the U.S. Top Hard Rock and Top 200 Billboard charts. Bach’s upcoming Harper Collins memoir 18 And Life on Skid Row is set to release later this year.
“We’re so pleased to have Sebastian Bach joining us for the inaugural LaconiaFest,” states Tyler Glover, managing member and co-producer of LaconiaFest. “We’re dedicated to bringing our attendees the greatest musical experience, so we’re really looking forward to his amazing performance!”
LaconiaFest will be held in conjunction with the world-famous 93rd annual Laconia Motorcycle Week in Laconia, New Hampshire and will appropriately include all day food and drink, motocross stunt shows, motorcycle model/product stagings and more.This high-octane, nine-day festival (June 11-19, 2016) will take place in the heart of Downtown Weirs Beach at the Weirs Beach Drive-In Theatre. LaconiaFest is sponsored by Ticket Galaxy, Stoli Vodka and Monster Energy.
Sebastian Bach joins fellow LaconiaFest headliners Steven Tyler, BRET Michaels, Ted Nugent, Buckcherry, Sevendust and Fuel with additional performances from rock music’s top talent of today and yesterday including Warrant, Lita Ford, Trixter, LA Guns, P.O.D., Attika7, Dope, Saving Abel, Biters, Adelitas Way, Bullethead, and Milow the Girl. In total, the festival will feature over 100 internationally and regionally recognized artists. LaconiaFest will feature two stages and festival attendees will rock out to live music for 12 hours a day – noon to midnight.
Stay updated on the emerging line-up of artists and their performance dates and times via www.LaconiaFest.com.
LaconiaFest is about to cement itself as a world-class, week-long music experience destination! The grounds at the Weirs Beach Drive-In Theatre will be transformed into a festival atmosphere, set to feature several entertaining daily attractions included in the cost of a festival ticket. First and foremost, LaconiaFest will include FMX (freestyle motocross) stunt shows featuring performances from outstanding athletes Keith Sayers, James Carter and Todd Potter. Attendees will enjoy a festival village, delicious foods, bars, biker builders, vendors and a paint ball game zone, with attractions being added daily.
LaconiaFest Ticket Information:
Tickets for select LaconiaFest concert dates are on sale now, giving you access to over 50 performing artists – with more to come during the remaining five dates! LaconiaFest VIP Pit and VIP Tower
Faith No More’s landmark debut, We Care A Lot, which was initially released in 1985 and has been out of print for 20 years, sees an Aug. 19 reissue via Bill Gould’s Koolarrow Records.
“This was an album that started as a demo, before any label had any interest in us,” explained Faith No More bass player Bill Gould. “There were a couple of reasons we decided to release this now: first of all, it’s been 20 years since it has been commercially available. Secondly, when cleaning out my basement, I discovered the original master reels, and we all thought that resurrecting this from the original tapes would be a great way to reintroduce We Care A Lot into the world. Lastly, this has been a band effort; we are releasing this in the same way as we recorded it, deciding everything amongst ourselves and getting our hands deep into the nuts and bolts… just like we used to.”
The original 10-song album, remastered by Maor Appelbaum via the original reels Gould eluded to, is enhanced with nine bonus tracks including demo versions (taken from the original 8-track tapes) of “Greed,” “Mark Bowen,” “Arabian Disco” and “Intro,” live versions of “The Jungle” and “New Beginnings” and new mixes, via Matt Wallace, of “We Care A Lot,” “Pills for Breakfast” and “As The Worm Turns.” Liner notes from keyboard player Roddy Bottum and behind-the-scenes photos will be included with the physical release. We Care A Lot (Deluxe Band Edition) is available now for pre-order on CD (http://hyperurl.co/WeCareALotCD), digital (http://geni.us/WeCareALotDigital) and vinyl (http://hyperurl.co/WeCareALotLP).
We Care A Lot arrived in November 1985 via Maximum RocknRoll editor Ruth Schwartz’s Mordam Records. The seminal album, boasting the timeless title track, which can still be heard daily on radio stations worldwide, confounded music fans and critics alike. As Pitchfork said in a 2015 article dubbed “The Misunderstanding of Faith No More,” the unpredictable and hard-to-define band “had radically altered the parameters of popular music years before the fabled alternative revolution.” Rolling Stone called it a “raw punk album” while Select Magazine dubbed it “a lustful marriage of mutoid metal and dance floor verve.”
“When strangers ask what Faith No More is I’ve always said, ‘well, it’s kind of an art band…’ I say that mostly to distance us from the hard rock world that we’re often times lumped into. I mean, hard rock, sure, that was part of it, but our roots most definitely and pointedly stem from a specific freakout art time and place in San Francisco, a time that no longer exists. In 1982, the hippies mingled with the punks, the artists hung out with the musicians, the dance people and the punks were one and the Satanists and the sexual pioneers… all part of the same scene,” Bottum explains, colorfully setting the scene for the original inspiration for the band and We Care A Lot. “That weird SF window provided a platform from which we were free to express and cultivate a really uniquely odd sound experience. In Los Angeles, no one really cared much, but SF was always super supportive, encouraging us, directly and not, to get our collective freak on.”
“We felt like it was time to take the next step,” adds drummer Mike Bordin. “We raised as much money as we were able and booked time at Prairie Sun Studios just north of San Francisco. I can’t remember how long it took us to record the album, but not a lot, maybe a few days. The songs were sharp from having played most of them at various shows. Very stripped down, basic as could be. The place was on a farm in chicken country (Petaluma). Hard work, but a ton of fun too.”
We Care A Lot (Deluxe Band Edition) track list:
1. We Care A Lot
2. The Jungle
3. Mark Bowen
5. Why Do You Bother
7. Pills for Breakfast
8. As The Worm Turns
9. Arabian Disco
10. New Beginnings
11. We Care A Lot – 2016 Mix
12. Pills for Breakfast – 2016 Mix
13. As The Worm Turns – 2016 Mix
14. Greed – Original Demo
15. Mark Bowen – Original Demo
16. Arabian Disco – Original Demo
17. Intro – Original Demo
18. The Jungle – I-Beam, SF, 1986
19. New Beginnings – I-Beam, SF, 1986
Stonehenge Festival is a death metal and in general extreme metal festival arranged every year. Instead Stonehenge Indoor has obviously been planned and carried out around the on-going tour of Morgoth, Gorguts and Incantation. All in all 16 bands had been booked to share two different sizes of stages. Most of these obscure Dutch tongue-in-cheek grinding outfits played in a small room where the air condition had been switched off or then never existed. Metal-Rules.Com made a visit to Stonehenge Indoor festival to witness a few bands in action.
Approximately 300 people had crawled to the small venue in the heart of the town called Drachten. When an opening band kicked the set off, there were a handful of people already having to see the Swiss rather unknown band at the stage. As far these other bands playing in the small venue, well all of them were pure grinding stuff with the blast beat with the certain style of tongue-in-cheek. Obviously the dutch Cote D’aver took into another level of the sense of humour by having some weird corpselook-alike clothes.
Three of four from Gorguts had the band of their own called Dysrhythmia, which was all instrumental. This three piece outfit turned out to be extreme fascinating and interesting as well. The music was heavily influenced by the fusion jazz with the technical and skilled elements of progressive death metal. The stuff sounded absolutely amazing. The most eccentric thing about Dysrhyhthmia as they have not released any official output, instead uploaded some tunes to somewhere in the net.
Only 30 minutes for Incantation and that truly sucked !!! Incantation is a such icon in the death metal genre, but lousy 30 minutes – Cmon now ! However Incantation unleashed the pure brutal and sadistic death metal assault. John McEntee is a true death metal legend amongst the die hard death metal fans. Frankly the man hasn’t lost any tune in his brutal vocals. Incantation sounds as always it has sounded extremely deadly and brutal for sure. Obviously the 30 minute playing slot boosted the band to the fiery performance.
Psycroptic from Australia has proved to be extreme skilled and technical death metal squad. The band did a killer set and the singer tried to encourage the borndead audience to make some moving and start a pit. Hopeless task for sure. In general the crowd was truly pathetic, just standing and watching bands with drinks in their hands. Psycroptic was a bit technical in some terms leaving the people to gasp for the air.
The German Morgoth went thru the line-up turmoil during the recording process of the comeback album UNGOD, where Grewe stepped aside and the Disbelief growler Karsten stepped. However Morgoth had a 45 minute slot for the lesson of the German old school death metal. Obviously Karsten was suffering from the sore throat problems as his voice didn’t sound that deadly. The five piece offered a nice set of balance of new and old material and Isolate concluded the whole set.
The Canadian Gorguts headlined the whole long evening or day by doing app. 60 minute. That’s pretty good as a matter of fact. Gorguts is extreme technical as far as the music is concerned. Even though Gorguts operates in the technical side, but the roots of the obscure brutal haven’t been forgotten.