Polish technical death metal band DECAPITATED continue their work at Radio Gdańsk Studio in Poland recording their Nuclear Blast debut and follow-up to 2006’s Organic Hallucinosis.
Guitarist & founding member Wacek “Vogg”Kiełtyka checks in once again from the studio:
We are half-way through with guitar tracking. All is going according to the plan and in a few days we are starting with the bass. The guitars sound heavy yet very selective. I must admit we have come up with a very original sound that in my opinion resembles ‘black storm clouds.’ Heinrich [bassist] is coming to the studio the day after tomorrow and we will crack on with the bass then. Malta is a very demanding engineer and he is controlling the whole situation meticulously. The new material is beginning to take its shape and it is getting more and more interesting. Take it easy folks!”
Preliminary song titles used for the recording sessions include:
-Riff 1 Clean
-Fast One (Need More!!!)
DECAPITATED’s fifth studio album is being produced by Wacek Kiełtyka and sound engineered by Malta Arkadiusz Malczewski. Drums have been recorded with Daniel Bergstrand (BEHEMOTH, MESHUGGAH, DIMMU BORGIR, KEEP OF KALESSIN, DEFLESHED), who is also handling mixing duties. The band will be self-releasing the new album in their native Poland.
DECAPITATED’s line-up includes: Wacław “Vogg” Kiełtyka on guitar, Kerim “Krimh” Lechner (Thorns Of Ivy, Tone Intimacy) on drums, Rafał Piotrowski (Ketha, Forgotten Souls) on lead vocals, and Filip “Heinrich” Hałucha (Vesenia, Rootwater, Unsun, Masachist) on bass.
Most well-versed metalheads will be very familiar with the Rods and their contribution to heavy metal. Such classic albums as 1981’s ‘The Rods’ and 1982’s ‘Wild Dogs’ fit perfectly in with the sound of the burgeoning “New Wave of British Heavy Metal” scene (despite the fact that the Rods were New York natives!), and resulted in shows with such big-time acts as Iron Maiden, the Scorpions, Twisted Sister, and Ozzy Osbourne, as well as taking a then-unknown Metallica out as support on the Rods’ first headlining tour.
Now, Texas fans will be able to not only catch the Rods in full concert flight, but also get to the meet the band at a record store appearance. On March 19, the band (singer/guitarist David “Rock” Feinstein, bassist Garry Bordonaro, and drummer Carl Canedy) will be performing, meeting fans and signing merchandise at Cheapo Records in Austin at 11:00 am. Then, later in the evening (10:15 pm, to be exact), the band will be performing at Rusty Spurs in Austin (as part of the SXSW Festival).
The Rods in store performance.
914 N. Lamar
Austin, TX 78703
The Rods in concert.
405 E 7th St
Austin, TX 78701
May 10 will see the official release of ‘Vengeance,’ a recording that includes the first single “The Code,” featuring lead vocals from Feinstein’s cousin, Ronnie James Dio (which was one of the very last songs Ronnie ever recorded, before his passing last year). ‘Vengeance’ will be released via the Niji Entertainment Group, and comes hot on the heels of Feinstein’s recently-released solo album, ‘Bitten by the Beast.’ 2011 also marks the 30 year anniversary for this veteran metal band.
As renowned Quiet Riot/Ozzy/Dio/Whitesnake/Blue Oyster Cult bassist Rudy Sarzo remembers, “The Rods opened up for Ozzy during the 1981 ‘Blizzard Of Oz’ tour. I was blown away by their no holds barred metal onslaught performance and became an instant fan!” With a full US tour planned for the summer, fans will soon be able to experience the mighty metal of the Rods first hand themselves.
‘Vengeance’ Track Listing:
1. “RAISE SOME HELL
2. “I JUST WANNA ROCK”
3. “REBELS HIGHWAY”
4. “RIDE FREE OR DIE”
5. “THE CODE” (Featuring Ronnie James Dio)
6. “LIVIN’ OUTSIDE THE LAW”
7. “LET IT RIPP”
8. “FIGHT FIRE WITH FIRE”
10. “RUNNIN WILD”
Musicians of black metal act Mastiphal set the release date of their new effort entitled “Parvzya” for 15th May 2011. In Sweden’s Necromorbus Studio (Watain, Funeral Mist, Destroyer 666) the band has just finished working on all new songs which will be featured on „Parvzya” The album was mixed by Sverker “Widda” Widgren.
„We were working for almost one year on the new songs. But we didn’t want to rush things up. „Widda” is a patient guy, who took our opinions into consideration during final mixing. Previously the album was to be released in autumn, but fortunately there was no pressure from the label’s site, which trusted and supported us. Thanks to those conditions we’re now for the first time fully satisfied with our work. In the 90’s we definitely didn’t have such comfortable conditions. This time the album sounds perfectly and reflects fully what we’re capable of” – comments Flauros, band’s singer.
„Parvzya” will be released by Witching Hour Productions on 15th May as exclusive digibook CD and gatefold LP.
Mastiphal also recently confirmed their appearance on “The Underground Unleashed” festival, which will take place in September in Darjeeling, India. During three days’ festival fans will have the chance to see another Polish band, dark metal Darzamat, one of the headliners together with American Incantation. The festival will take place between 30th September and 2nd October.
New in the line-up are second guitarist Daamr, with whom Flauros cooperated in Darzamat and InDread Cold, bass played Oppressor and drummer Senator.
Mastiphal recorded 11 new songs. However only 9 of them will be featured on CD version. One extra track was recorded exclusively for vinyl version, another one for special compilation entitled Silesian Black Attack. – This compilation features most important black metal bands from our region. For this album every band (among them as well Besatt, Furia, Massemord or Throneum) will record one new song. The release date is also set for 2011 – adds Flauros.
Mastiphal together with Christ Agony, Behemoth and Graveland, is one of the oldest black metal bands in Poland. In September 2009 Witching Hour Productions released retrospective double CD entitled „Damnatio Memoriae” which contained all recorded Mastiphal releases from the past. The band returned to stage activity this year playing two shows with Mayhem, first after over a 10-year break.
LET’S PARTY!!!!…is one of Kevin Keegan’s famous quotes. And they will be doing just that with the announcement of a new tour with 3 Inches Of Blood and Cancer Bats!
Kevin tells us “we will be hitting the road with 3 inches of Blood and Cancer Bats in May in Canada so look forward to us bothering you for a place to stay on our way across Canada with a couple of the most killer bands this country has to offer. We should have our new album out by then so let’s party!”
Montreal, QC natives, Barn Burner, are now done laying tracks for their follow up to Bangers, their critically acclaimed Metal Blade Records debut. The band has been touring and working on new tunes for upwards of two years now, and are hungry to get these new songs in your brain!
Vocalist/guitarist Kevin Keegan has offered up the following update: “We have been itching to get back into the studio and record what we have been working on for 2 years now. The new tunes are fiercer but still catchy enough to show to your dad. Excited to work with Adrian Popovich at Mountain City again and drink all of his shitty coffee. Basically, this new record will just give us more excuses to drink beer and play shows.”
Have no doubts Barn Burner will do just that – drink beer and play shows! BARN BURNER
w/ 3 Inches & Cancer Bats
05.16 Trius Ruvueres, QC @ Le Dartagnan
05.17 Ottawa, ON @ Ritual
05.18 Kingston, ON @ Time To Laugh Comedy Club
05.19 Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
05.20 London, ON @ Rumrunners Music Hall
05.21 Sudbury, ON @ Jubilee Hall
05.24 Regina, SK @ Distrikt
05.25 Edmonton, AB @ Starlite
05.26 Calgary, AB @ Gateway
05.27 Kelowna, BC @ Flashbacks
05.28 Vancouver, BC @ Flashbacks
Here’s what critics (and comedian Brian Posehn) had to say about their previous album, Bangers:”Anyone listening to Barn Burner? I hear elements of Fu Manchu, C.O.C., Maiden and Thin Lizzy. Great hard rock with big hooks.” comedian and actor, Brian Posehn
“Darker Handcraft’” hit the streets in North America on vinyl today, and March 15th on CD and digital. Due to popular demand, the vinyl is currently being repressed on black, a transparent green and on a red and yellow mixed wax; the green and red/yellow mix are limited to 100 copies each. Pre-order is up now and LPs will be shipping in mid-March. Be sure to order now, as the first pressing went quickly! CDs and exclusive TRAP THEM T shirts are also available, all at the official Prosthetic Webshop: http://store.prostheticrecords.com/index.php/bands/trap-them?p=1
TRAP THEM recorded “Darker Handcraft” at Godcity Studio with Kurt Ballou (Converge, Disfear, Black Breath). The album artwork and layout was done by Justin Bartlett (Sunn 0))), The Funeral Pyre).
Brooklyn Vegan commented on the album: “Trap Them have crafted the first must-hear record of 2011, and possibly their best LP to date. Highly, highly recommended.”
TRAP THEM will be touring down to South By Southwest starting next week with The Red Chord and Gaza, and will then be heading to Europe in April with Rotten Sound, Gaza, the Kandidate and Haust.
3/9 Boston, MA- Great Scott %
3/10 Providence, RI- Club Hell %
3/11 Hackensack, NJ- School of Rock %
3/12 Baltimore, MD- Talking Head %
3/13 West Springfield, VA- Jaxx %
3/14 Greensboro, NC- Greene St. Club %
3/15 Johnson City, TN- The Hideaway %
3/16 Nashville, TN- Exit/In %
3/17 Austin, TX- Emo’s, Full Metal Texas
3/18 Austin, TX- Emo’s Annex, NE Metal and Hardcore Fest Invades Austin Pt2 %
3/18 Austin, TX- ND at 501 Studios, Power of the Riff
3/19 Austin, TX- Scoot Inn, Thrasher Deathmatch
3/20 Little Rock, AR- Downtown Music %
4/1 Karlsruhe, Germany – Stadtmitte #
4/2 Koln, Germany – Underground #
4/3 Rosswein, Germany – Juha #
4/4 Prague, Czech Rep. – Exit Chmelnice #
4/5 Bratislava, Slovakia – Randal #
4/6 Munchen, Germany – Feierwerk Kranhalle #
4/7 Salzburg, Austria – Rockhouse #
4/8 Mezzago, Italy – Bloom #
4/9 Rome, Italy – Init #
4/10 Zurich, Switzerland – Dynamo Werk 21 #
4/11 Paris, France – Glazart #
4/12 London, UK – Underworld #
4/13 Plymouth, UK – White Rabbit #
4/14 Colchester, UK – Arts Centre #
4/15 Tilburg, Holland – Roadburn Festival
4/15 Antwerpen, Belgium – Trix #
4/16 Sneek, Holland – Bolwerk #
4/17 Hamburg, Germany – Hafenklang #
4/18 Lyngby, Denmark – Templet #
4/19 Gothenburg, Sweden – Henriksberg #
4/21 Stockholm, Sweden – Debaser Slussen #
4/22 Turku, Finland – Klubi #
4/23 Jyvaskyla, Finland – Lutakko #
4/24 Helsinki, Finland – Nosturi #
# w/ Rotten Sound, Gaza, The Kandidate, Haust
% w/ The Red Chord, Gaza
TRAP THEM’s sound combines elements of old school Swedish death metal, punk, and d-beat and take influence from bands such as Entombed, Black Flag, Nasum and Tragedy. The band has toured with the likes of Napalm Death, Disfear, Skeletonwitch, Victims, Rotten Sound, Toxic Holocaust and Every Time I Die, among others, and played the Scion Rock Fest, Maryland Deathfest and the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival. The band has previously released two full-lengths and several 7-inches and EPs between Southern Lord, Deathwish Inc and Trash Art.
LAMB OF GOD’s CHRIS ADLER and MAPEX Drums were thrilled to see a whopping 730 fans arrive at the “A Throne with a View” tour’s impressive Salt Lake City, UT kick-off show at BackBeats Drum Shop on Monday the 28th. A typical drum clinic will draw about 50-70 attendees. This impressive turnout is only a taste of what is yet to come on the “A Throne with a View” tour, and ADLER hopes to see many more fans out at his upcoming appearances. The tour will take ADLER through the country until March 16th when the tour lands in Hollywood, FL at Resurrection Drums. The tour is sponsored by MAPEX DRUMS, AQUARIAN, PRO MARK, GIBRALTAR, MEINL, and ZOOM (SAMSON).
“Never would I have expected such a massive and warm response,” states ADLER. “I had a blast jamming tunes and talking shop and SLC really brought it. Honestly, I was shocked and a bit of a nervous wreck without my bandmates, but in the end I loved every minute of it. I’m lucky to have the opportunity and I hope to share that, and if all goes well, inspire everyone that stops by.”
“The performance CHRIS ADLER brings to his drum clinic is at the same level as his performance with the band live and in the studio,” states Joe Hibbs of MAPEX Drums. “Because he is truly a musical and drumming artist, fans know it is important to see him in these truly special clinic appearances.”
“The “A Throne with a View” tour with CHRIS ADLER was a huge success,” adds Sean Chase of BackBeats Drum Shop in Salt Lake City, UT. “A sell-out crowd of over 700 attendees witnessed an inspiring performance and insight from one the world’s greatest drummers. Chris’ humility, honesty, and passion for our craft gives us all something to aspire to.”
“GIBRALTAR is proud to support CHRIS ADLER,” affirms GIBRALTAR Hardware Artist Relations manager Kim Graham. “He has been an artist of ours for eight years and is an amazing person and drummer to have on our team. It’s no surprise that this clinic tour is such a success!”
On this tour, ADLER is playing on MAPEX’s newly released Black Panther “Blaster” drum set. MAPEX introduced the Black Panther Drum Collection in January at the NAMM show in Anaheim, CA and this will be the first opportunity for many fans to see and hear it. The Blaster kit features a unique maple and walnut shell design and is the first in a series of new drum sets based on MAPEX’s popular series of Black Panther Snare Drums.
ADLER appeared at the prestigious Modern Drummer Festival in 2005 and performed a “Battle” clinic tour with his brother Willie Adler across Europe in 2008. “A Throne with a View” is his first and only U.S. clinic tour in 2011. See below for all current clinic tour dates, and watch an example of one of ADLER’s aforementioned drum clinics here.
REMAINING “A THRONE WITH A VIEW”CLINIC TOUR DATES
3/2 Bellevue, WA @ Donn Bennett Drum Studio
3/3 Fresno, CA @ Bentley’s Drum Shop
3/6 San Antonio, TX @ Jeff Ryder Drum Shop
3/7 Nashville, TN @ Forks Drum Closet
3/8 Kansas City, MO @ Explorers Percussion
3/9 Memphis, TN @ Memphis Drum Shop
3/10 Kenner, LA @ Ray Fransen Drum Shop
3/14 Plainview, NY @ Original Long Island Drum Center
3/15 Portland, ME @ Drum Shop
3/16 Hollywood, FL @ Resurrection Drums
CHRIS ADLER recently announced the release of a comprehensive behind the scenes narrative book, detailing the early days of the band through the writing and recording of the LAMB OF GOD album, New American Gospel. This is the first and only book chronicling the history of the making of this classic album. Known for not pulling any punches, ADLER tells the real story, warts and all. The book includes drum tablature transcribed and verified by master technician Travis Orbin (travisorbin.com) and ADLER himself, and are designed to provide accurate insight into the drumming on the album as well as a convenient learning and teaching tool to teachers and drummers alike. The book is a must-have for any fans of LAMB OF GOD or ADLER’s drumming, as well as fans looking for ‘fly-on-the-wall’ access to how and why critical choices and decisions were made in the process of creating New American Gospel. Throughout the narrative, ADLER speaks frankly of his drumming, the successes, the failures, and obstacles that ultimately led to him contemplating leaving the band years ago. To purchase the book, head to this link, or www.chris-adler.com.
Fans should be sure to head to CHRIS ADLER’s brand new website, www.chris-adler.com, to catch up on first-hand information, endorsements, and appearances. The site also includes a small store of exclusive items used by ADLER and special giveaways throughout the year.
We would like to thank everyone who came out to The Temple last Friday night at Annex Rehearsal Studios in San Lorenzo. It was truly a Metal Meltdown in every sense of the term and a great welcome to our new bass player Chad Murphy (x-The Venting Machine). Here is a clip from the show. (Thank you Roseman!)
British thrashers EVILE are among the latest artists to be confirmed for this year’s edition of the legendary Download festival, which takes place 10 – 12 June at Donington Park in the UK.
Following a hugely successful year in 2010, when EVILE won a coveted Metal Hammer Golden God award and spent months on the road in North America with the likes of OVERKILL, FORBIDDEN and KREATOR, the band are now heading to the UK’s home of rock for what will undoubtedly be an unforgettable performance. EVILE will be performing alongside the likes of such rock giants as DEF LEPPARD and SYSTEM OF A DOWN.
EVILE drummer BEN CARTER comments:
“Evile are both honoured and excited to be making our first appearance at Download this year! Donington has been the spiritual home of rock and metal for so many years, now finally we can make our mark there and become part of that legacy. I’ve attended Download in the past, and seen many bands perform on the smaller stages and go on to huge success, and I think that’s what Download can do for a band. There’s something about the place that’s special, so we’re all so eager to get on stage and have our Download moment! BRING IT ON!!!!!”
EVILE’s thrash metal anthem, “Thrasher”, is available now on the Rock Band Network, along with every song from the band’s latest album, INFECTED NATIONS. Get the tracks now by heading to EVILE’s official Rock Band page at http://www.rockband.com/songs/artists/Evile
New York band Ov Dust have posted two new songs ‘Final Act’ & ‘Duality of Light’ from their debute release
‘Resurrection of an American Heretic’. Both songs are available for streaming at the bands
Resurrection of an American Heretic is the band’s first full length release following a short
three song demo branded ‘impressively jagged’ by Decibel Magazine (nov 200).
Recorded and mixed at Overit Studios during the spring of 2010 and
mastered by legendary producer Don Fury (Agnostic Front, Sick Of It All,
MDC, Eyes Of Hate, Raw Power), ‘Resurrection of an American Heretic’
is comprised of nine tracks spanning more than 50 minutes and illustrates
the bands talent for mixing elements of black metal with old school thrash
creating a distinctive brand of extreme metal.
Formed in early 2008 Ov Dust firmly stepped away from the embittered mainstream,
straddling the line between the underground and misunderstood, creating the grinding
music of inherent dissension. With the release of the debut album, the unmistakable
sounds of incendiary heresy, initially indistinguishable from the rustling of leaves
across the autumn floor, now roar with unabated yearning and intent,
signaling the resurrection of an American heretic.
North Carolina doom metallers, HOUR OF 13 will be returning to New York City this Saturday, March 5th at Cake Shop for “An Evening of Doom and Magick.” Even after considering that this show is yet another rare US live appearance for the band, the night will be made even more notable by the debut of their new lead singer. This mystery man has been a part of several well regarded doom acts and has a voice that will fit snugly into HOUR OF 13‘s recognizable sound.
HOUR OF 13 guitarist and founder, Chad Davis had this to say about the impending debut of the band’s new frontman: “HOUR OF 13 could not be more pleased with the dedication and amount of work our new vocalist has shown. He is a valuable talent to have in the band. He is a vital presence that we were needing in the fold and thanks to him, we are stronger and more focused than ever.”
HOUR OF 13‘s new singer will make his official debut with the band this weekend in New York City. Only 100 tickets are being sold for this show so act fast or you will only ever hear the tale of how momentous this occasion was. Purchase your HOUR OF 13 tickets here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/153879
HOUR OF 13 w/NATUR and PILGRIM
Saturday, March 5th
152 Ludlow Street
New York, NY
HOUR OF 13 recently released audio of the new singer at a recent band rehearsal. HOUR OF 13‘s management released a statement saying: “The reason we let those audition demos out on theobelisk.net was because we were so floored by what we had come into — how the new guy was owning it. We wanted to let Hour of 13s fans know that not only would the band be able to keep going, but that their best is still ahead. Get ready because you’re gonna be floored.”
“The album as a whole is a disrespect to western civilization,” commented Norris frontman Curtis Wilson. “Our culture has lost all hope in my eyes. I think about leaving this shit hole for a more simple life in a less developed country, but then I realize we have brain washed all countries into wanting our shitty, over-consumptive lives anyway, so I might has well just stay here. I do paint a very grim picture of where the future is heading for us but, I also believe in positive change for the willing.”
“This album is one of the angriest records that I’ve heard in a long time,” states Year of the Sun’s president C. Benner. “You can legimitmately feel the frustration, the hostility, and the honestly throughout ‘The Great White North’ and it’s extremely refreshing. It’s really quite an impressive record and I think it really speaks to what’s happening in the world around us right now.”
Norris have been ripping their way through Canada leaving behind a trail of devoted fans who have been a key factor in spreading the band’s extreme blend of metal, rock, and hardcore across the country. The band’s explosive sound has been praised by Exclaim Magazine as “…simply obliterating…. manages to come barreling out of the speakers with unbridled passion.”
MÖTLEY CRÜE TO HEADLINE SUMMER TOUR WITH SUPPORT FROM POISON AND SPECIAL GUESTS NEW YORK DOLLS
Mötley Crüe, one of the world’s most iconic rock bands, have announced initial details today for their summer headlining tour with support from Poison and special guests New York Dolls (not to be confused with Poison’s solo tour, “Glam-A-Geddon 25”). The official announcement by Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee and New York Dolls’ David Johansen was made on the syndicated radio show, Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx Tuesday March 1st at 7:00pm local time (check www.sixxsense.com for a list of stations). Additionally, the announcement can be heard on SixxSense.com, iheartradio and on the new Sixx Sense XM 161 Channel. The trek will kick off June 7th in Dallas, TX and hit approximately 40 cities before coming to a close in early August.
Beginning March 11th, Mötley S.I.N. Club members will have first crack at tickets and VIP Packages during the exclusive fan club presale. Visit www.motleysinclub.com and check out all the Mötley Crüe fan club benefits and join today.
A national on sale starts the weekend of March 18th. All tour information can be found at www.motley.com.
Mötley Crüe, Poison and New York Dolls Summer Tour Dates
7 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
9 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
10 Houston, TX Toyota Center
12 Albuquerque, NM Hard Rock Pavilion
14 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl
15 San Francisco, CA Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
17 Phoenix, AZ Desert Sky Pavilion
18 Las Vegas, NV Venue TBD
19 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheater
21 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
22 Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
24 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
25 Milwaukee, WI Bradley Center
26 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
28 Toronto, ON Molson Ampitheater
29 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
1 Tinley Park, IL FMB Amphitheater
2 Noblesville, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center
3 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
5 Hollywood, FL Seminole Hard Rock Live Arena
6 Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum
8 Biloxi, MS Mississippi Coast Coliseum
9 Pelham, AL Verizon Wireless Music Center (Mötley Crüe & NY Dolls Only)
10 Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood
12 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
13 Hershey, PA Star Pavilion at Hershey Park
15 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
16 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
19 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center
20 Uniondale, NY Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
22 Darien Lakes, NY Darien Lakes Performing Arts Center
23 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
24 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
27 Cheyenne, WY Frontier Days (Mötley Crüe Only)
29 Youngstown, OH Covelli Centre
30 Frederick, MD Outlaw Jam 2011
31 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
SISTER SIN is proud to announce their long awaited return to the states for the Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock “Hell Hath No Fury” tour, presented by Revolver. Sponsored by Keep a Breast Foundation, the tour will feature the band alongside In This Moment, Straight Line Stitch, and System Divide.
SISTER SIN frontwoman Liv is passionate about the band’s sound: “We want people to have a good time, bang their heads and be happy. Forget the crap some people say – join us, and rock out. SISTER SIN is unstoppable!” Their album True Sounds of the Underground is out now on Victory Records.
The tour will kick off on April 22 in Santa Ana, California, and will run through May 15.
Be sure to pick up a copy of the 2011 Revolver Calendar featuring Liv as Miss November.
Check out the dates below, and stay tuned for more information.
04/22/11 – Santa Ana, CA, Galaxy Theatre
04/23/11 – Bakersfield, CA, Jerry’s
04/24/11 – Sacramento, CA, Ace of Spades
04/25/11 – Sparks, NV, The Alley
04/27/11 – Boise, ID, Knitting Factory
04/28/11 – Seattle, WA, Studio Seven
04/29/11 – Portland, OR, Bossanova Ballroom
04/30/11 – Spokane, WA, The A Club
05/01/11 – Billings, MT, The Railyard
05/03/11 – Des Moines, IA, The House of Bricks
05/05/11 – Madison, WI, The Annex
05/06/11 – Grand Rapids, MI, The Intersection
05/07/11 – Barrington, IL, Penny Rd Pub
05/08/11 – Little Rock, AR, Downtown Music
05/10/11 – Lawrence, KS, The Bottleneck
05/11/11 – Tulsa, OK, The Marquee
05/12/11 – Lubbock, TX, Jakes
05/13/11 – Albuquerque, NM, Launchpad
05/14/11 – Tucson, AZ, The Rock
05/15/11 – Flagstaff, AZ, The Orpheum
The track listing for Hisingen Blues, the second full-length studio album by classic rockers GRAVEYARD, is as follows:
01. Ain’t Fit To Live Here
02. No Good, Mr. Holden
03. Hisingen Blues
04. Uncomfortably Numb
05. Buying Truth (tack och förlåt)
07. Ungrateful Are The Dead
09. The Siren
Hisingen Blues was produced, recorded, and mixed in analog by Don Alsterberg (JOSÉ GONZALES, JUNIP, SOUNDTRACK OF OUR LIVES, THE INTERNATIONAL NOISE CONSPIRACY) at Don Pierre Studios in Gothenburg, Sweden. It is due out in Europe on March 25 and in North America on April 19th.
The band offer their commentary on their recording sessions:
“We recorded the album in several different sessions. As much as possible, we tried to do live. All of it is 100% analog… and we’d like to take this opportunity to once and for all kill the argument that recording analog is ‘retro’ or that we’ve got a ‘retro’ sound. Analog recording is just one technique among many. Just like you build a house using bricks, wood or whatever. Paint a picture using oil, acrylic or Photoshop. Our music sounds best recorded analog; other bands sound best using nothing but computers and a thousand filters. Analog recording brings warmth and an organic feeling to the music, that’s what we like. To us, ‘retro’ is often something negative, meaning an unimaginative repetition of what has been or just a carbon copy of something old. We play timeless classic hard rock with a lot of blues and psychedelic influences among many others. And regarding analog being retro: Go through the history of rock and pick your best twenty albums. How many of them have been recorded on computers? Don’t mistake classic pieces of work for retro.”
Listen to a preview of the track “Hisingen Blues” here.
A limited edition 7” picture disc of the title track “Hisingen Blues” backed with the exclusive vinyl track “Granny And Davis” and featuring different artwork is now available through Nuclear Blast Germany’s mail-order. On March 15th, it will be available via Nuclear Blast USA’s webstore. This release is limited to 500 copies worldwide and they’re destined to go fast!
Joakim Nilsson – Guitar & Vocals
Jonathan Ramm – Guitar & Vocals
Rikard Edlund – Bass
Axel Sjöberg – Drums
Stream GRAVEYARD’s entire, self-titled debut album here.