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Big Jesus Announce Album Details For Oneric

Quartet from Atlanta, Big Jesus have released the albums details from the forthcoming Oneric. Fans can purchase the album on it’s release day, 30th September. The band have taken huge influence from their surroundings and upbringing in Atlanta. This has consequently lead to a unique electric sound.

Bassist, Spencer Ussery said: “We grew up on the popular rock music of the 90s, and were greatly impacted by everything from metal, psychedelic pop, shoegaze, hip hop, and even classical piano music.”

Big Jesus believe that Oneric will show how their music craft has matured  “After years of playing together, we’ve gotten to be quite effective in communicating our ideas to each other,” Ussery explains.

Fans can check out the track listing below as well as tour dates. Also check out their newly released video for SP from the album below.
Pre-order Oneric here.

Track Listing

1.       SP
2.       Always

3.       Lock & Key

4.       Floating Past You

5.       Fader

6.       Shards

7.       Oneirica

8.       Shrimp

9.       Felt In Reverse

10.   Heaviest Heart

Tour Dates

Sat 20th August – Palladium, Cologne GEMANY w/Good Charlotte

Sun 21st August – Tivoli, Utrect NETHERLANDS w/Good Charlotte

Thurs 25th August – The Lexington, London UK w/Citizen

Sat 27th August – Institute, Birmingham UK w/Good Charlotte

 

 

 

Threshold Sign New Contract With Nuclear Blast

British progressive band Threshold have confirmed they have signed a new contract with Nuclear Blast and extended their partnership with the label. Threshold have been signed to Nuclear Blast for the past 10 years. They have released three studio albums, a double live album and reissues of the whole back catalogue during the decade.
Currently, the band is working on a new concept album which will be their 11th ‘masterpiece’ and is scheduled to be released in 2017.

Guitarist Karl Groom said: We’re very happy to continue with Nuclear Blast and couldn’t imagine a better fit for Threshold.”

Keyboard player Richard West adds: “Nuclear Blast have given us everything we could want from a label and we’re really looking forward to releasing our new album with them.”

Nuclear Blast CEO, Markus Staiger said: “2017 will be the year of Prog! We are very happy to continue our work with Threshold and bring a massive release to you next year!”

Fans can see the bands at the festivals listed below. Hopefully here’s to another 10 years!

14.07.2016 Masters Of Rock, CZ
16.07.2016 Bang Your Head, DE
02.10.2016 ProgPower Europe, NL (Threshold headline)
07.01.2017 Ice Rock, CH (Threshold headline)

Aaron Gillespie Announces Tour

Aaron Gillespie has announced he will be co-headlining a North American tour alongside Ace Enders and Vinnie Caruana. The tour is in support of his forthcoming new album Out of the Badlands which is due out August 19th. The tour will last two months and kick off on September 19th in Boston, MA and wrap on October 29th in Seattle, WA.

Gillespie premiered his new single – a cover of Bonnie Raitt’s I Can’t Make You Love Me – last week via Alternative Press. You can listen to a rare stripped down version of the song here. Talking about why he decided to cover this song, Gillespie said: “Sometimes a song just resonates with you right where you are and with what you’re going through. This was that song for me. Making this type of statement pulled me out after a long, long relationship. Saying exactly what’s happening in your life is therapy. This is my therapy.”

I Can’t Make You Love Me is the first single release from Out of the Badlands which is a therapeutic mix of old and new. You can pre-order the album here.

A full list of tour dates can be found below. Fans can purchase tickets now, here.

Tour Dates
Sept 19 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall *
Sept 21 – Providence, RI – The Met Café *
Sept 22 – New York, NY – Studio @ Webster Hall *
Sept 23 – Philadelphia, PA – Foundry @ The Fillmore *
Sept 24 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Smiling Moose *
Sept 25 – Toronto, ON – Hard Luck *
Sept 27 – Pontiac, MI – Pike Room @ Crofoot *
Sept 28 – Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen *
Sept 29 – Cleveland, OH – Mahall’s *
Sept 30 – Richmond, VA – The Canal Club *
Oct 01 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade *
Oct 02 – Orlando, FL – Backbooth *
Oct 15 – Salt Lake City, UT – Billboard-Live!
Oct 16 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre *
Oct 18 – Houston, TX – Walters Downstairs *
Oct 19 – Austin, TX – Fine Southern Gentleman *
Oct 20 – San Antonio, TX – Korova *
Oct 21 – Dallas, TX – So What Festival
Oct 23 – Phoenix, AZ – The Rebel Lounge *
Oct 24 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues – Voodoo Room *
Oct 25 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room *
Oct 26 – Orangevale, CA – Boardwalk *
Oct 28 – Portland, OR – Analog Theatre *
Oct 29 – Seattle, WA – The Vera Project *

V² Announce Debut Album

V² (V Squared) are a classic rock band consisting of two 13-year old twin boys,  guitarist/vocalist Vittorio and drummer/vocalist Vincenzo. Their latest album, V² The Beginning includes songs from two albums that had previously been available on their website as well as new recordings. V² The Beginning is set to be released on 5th August.

Ron Nevison, who has engineered and produced albums for Led Zeppelin, The Who, Bad Company and KISS, has produced this album. Nevison said: “This is one of the best albums I’ve ever produced.”

Vincenzo added: “It was an honor to work with someone like Ron Nevison.”

Vittorio said: “Having fun and keeping rock alive is what it’s all about. “We want you to hear our music at its best, and V²: THE BEGINNING is a good place to start.”

For more information about this intriguing and exciting duo – including tour dates – head to their website here.

‘V² the beginning

Feed The Rhino Announce Come Back Tour

After taking 12 months out, Feed The Rhino are back with four intimate shows and a festival appearance. The band announced back in November 2015 that were taking a break to “take a breath from being FTR, to see through an increasingly large mountain of personal commitments.” The guys said they would be back and, to fans delight, have followed through with their promise.

Front man Lee Tobin said: “Guys, what can we say? It’s been a while! Playing live has always been a huge part of Feed The Rhino and it’s been way too long. In September, we will be hitting the road to reunite with you. Make sure you don’t miss out. Trust us when we say these shows will not disappoint. Body Armour may be required!”

If rumours are true, the band are locked away finishing off where they left off with their last single Featherweight. This is one not to be missed!

Fans can purchase tickets for the shows on Friday 8th July here. Check out all the dates below and revive the chaos by watching the ground-breaking 360 video for Featherweight. 

SEPTEMBER
20 – Bristol – Exchange
21 – London – Boston Music Rooms
22 – Southampton – Joiners
24 – Manchester – Sound Control
25 – Gloucester – Underground Festival

 

August Burns Red Announce Headline Tour

The Grammy nominated August Burns Red have announced they will be headlining an Autumn tour across the US. The Legends Of The Fall Tour will keep ticket prices low and feature support from Erra, Silent Planet and Make Them Suffer. The 24 date tour kicks off on 11th September in New Haven, CT.

Guitarist Brent Rambler said: “We are very excited to announce the Legends of the Fall Tour, which features some of our favorite up and coming bands in metal today. This tour will feature places we rarely play and we’ll be keeping ticket prices nice and low so you can come bang your head without breaking the bank!”

August Burns Red are nominated for several award at the Alternative Press Awards on 18th July including:
Best Album (Found In Far Away Places)
Best Music Video (Identity)
Best Guitarist (JB Brubaker)

VIP tickets for The Legends Of The Fall Tour are available NOW here and general admission will go on sale on 8th July at 10am on AugustBurnsRed.com. Check out all the tour dates below.

AUGUST BURNS RED – LEGENDS OF THE FALL TOUR DATES
 
Sept 11 – New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place
Sept 12 – Long Island, NY @ Revolution Music Bar
Sept 14 – Burlington, VT @ High Ground
Sept 15 – Ottawa, ON @ Ritual
Sept 16 – Kitchener, ON @ Elements
Sept 17 – Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe at Old National Centre
Sept 18 – Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom
Sept 19 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
Sept 20 – Columbus, OH @ Park Street Saloon
Sept 22 – Madison, WI @ Orpheum
Sept 23 – Omaha, NE @ Sokol
Sept 24 – Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep
Sept 26 – Reno, NV @ Cargo
Sept 27 – Chico, CA @ Senator Theatre
Sept 28 – Fresno, CA @ Strummers
Sept 29 – Phoenix, AZ @ Nile Theatre
Sept 30 – Albuquerque, NM @ El Rey Theatre
Oct 1 – Lubbock, TX @ Jake’s
Oct 2 – Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog
Oct 4 – Little Rock, AR @ Metroplex
Oct 5 – Knoxville, TN @ The International
Oct 6 – Ashville, NC @ The Orange Peel
Oct 7 – Charlotte, NC @ Amos

Oct 8 – Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre

SAHG Premiere New Single

Norwegian heavy metal band Sahg have premiered the first single from their upcoming fifth studio album Memento Mori. The single titled Sanctimony shows that Sahg are releasing even darker music than before. It is a monster of a track clocking in at seven minutes and 30 seconds long in total.

“Hide behind a shield of religion and let it justify your evil deeds.”– Olav Iversen (vocals, guitar)

Stream Memento Mori here or pre-order a digital version here. The guys unfortunately do not have any live UK dates however be sure to pencil in the album release date on your calendar – 23rd September.

 

The Apprehended – At Arm’s Length

The first track The Apprehended’s most recent offering At Arms Length is Still flying and it’s perfect for allowing yourself to get lost in music as the whole composition seems to engulf you. The slick guitar riffs and duality between drums and bass captivates in a way that no other music out at the moment does. This is all topped off excellently with enchanting vocals from Michael Pitt who almost hypnotises with his display of emotion. Read more

September Code – III

The first song on September Code‘s most recent album III that is really noticeable is the second track You May Leave Now, which includes an apprehensive guitar riff which is reinforced by alluring vocals. However, it feels like there is something missing to really beef up this song and make it feel complete. The guitar seemed a little absent in the chorus but this is redeemed in the solo. The drumming is basic and although does a rudimentary job despite it lacking excitement and passion. Read more

The Mezingers Will Be Joined By Hot Mass On Their UK Tour

Punk band Hot Mass from Swansea have been invited to open up for The Mezingers on their short UK run of shows this October. Hot Mass have gained experience from performing shows with the likes of Iron Chic, Gnarwolves and Tellison and are bringing their full-throttle musicianship to this tour.

Vocalist and singer, Rhys Jenkins said: “We’re super excited to announce we’ll be heading out with The Menzingers later this year on their October tour of the UK, this will be our first major tour playing as Hot Mass and we can’t think of a better way to kick things off.”

You can stream and purchase their debut album Nervous Tensions here and see all the UK tour dates below.

12th October – London, Scala
13th October – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
14th October – Edinburgh, Teviot Underground
15th October – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club