NEW SOLO ALBUM: ‘TERMS & CONDITIONS APPLY’January 28 (Hear No Evil/Cherry Red Records)Paul Raymond
, songwriter, keyboardist and rhythm guitarist of legendary cult hard rock outfit UFO
has inked a deal with Cherry Red Records' new hard rock imprint label Hear No Evil
for his new solo album with The Paul Raymond Project
The new album, entitled "Terms & Conditions Apply"
is set for a worldwide release on January 28, 2013. It will mark the sixth release by the group and features a guest appearance from Michael Schenker (MSG, UFO, Scorpions) on a cover of ‘Reach Out (I’ll Be There)’ and by Reuben Archer (Stampede, Wild Horses, Lionheart, Lautrec) on ‘Love Is Blind'.
Paul Raymond is set to play some select regional solo UK shows to promote “Terms & Conditions Apply” in the New Year, including a special headline launch show at London’s Borderline venue on Friday 1st February, before resuming his duties touring with UFO. The shows will feature Stampede vocalist Reuben Archer amongst other special guests and will showcase the new material as well as UFO classics. Regional dates are yet TBA.
Paul Raymond is primarily best known for his work in UFO, having joined the band’s ranks in 1976. Beginning with “Lights Out” in 1977, to date Paul has appeared on 11 UFO albums, including the incendiary double live “Strangers In the Night”. In a varied career, he’s also been a key member in a number of acts, including 70s legends Savoy Brown, Chicken Shack, Michael Schenker Group and Waysted.
The Paul Raymond Project (PRP) was first formed in 1989 in Japan featuring original lineup of Frank Di Mino (formerly of Angel) on lead vocals and Masoyoshi Yamashitu (Loudness) on bass. Paul spent 1990 writing new material, inspired by the resurgence of straight-ahead blues/rock led by bands such as the Black Crowes and the Quireboys, until, joined by guitarist Andy Simmons, the third incarnation of the project released “Man on a Mission” through Zoom Club records. It was to be nine years before Paul and Andy joined forces again and recorded “Virtual Insanity” as UFO had once again intervened. In 2010, together with bass player Mark Coles and drummer Tony Steel, they began working on “Terms & Conditions Apply”.
Tickets for the London show at The Borderline on Feb 1st are available here:http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/paul-raymond-project-tickets/24085"Terms & Conditions Apply" Track Listing:1. Born & Raised On Rock ‘N’ Roll
2. End Of Life As We Know It
3. Deeper Shade Of Blue
4. C-List Celebrity
5. We Will Be Strong
6. Terms & Conditions
7. Whiskey Mac
8. Bright Lights
9. Reach Out (I’ll Be There)
(featuring. Michael Schenker)
10. Love Is Blind (featuring Reuben Archer)
11. If You Gotta Make A Fool Of Somebody
12. Still The Same
13. Drifting Apart
14. Partners In Crime PRP are:Paul Raymond – lead vocals/lead & rhythm guitars/keyboards
Andy Simmons – lead & rhythm guitars/ keyboards
Mark Coles – bass/backing vocals
Tony Steel – drums/backing vocalsFor further info please visit:www.facebook.com/paulraymondprojectwww.paulraymond.infowww.cherryred.co.uk
If Looks Could Kill
ANNOUNCE DEBUT SINGLE 'THE DICTATOR' Out now!
Exciting newcomers, If Looks Could Kill
are very proud to announce the release of their debut single 'The Dictator'
released through Self Made Records
and available on digital download via iTunes, HMVdigital, Amazon and all good digital retailers worldwide.
Forming in 2010 in Leicester, England with a mutual love of post-hardcore/screamo metal, If Looks Could Kill
are one of the most exciting new bands in the genre the UK has to offer.
Comprising of Ben Pritchard
- Vocals, James Kelly
- Vocals , Ben Fordham
- Guitar, Jordan McCusker
- Guitar, Tom Prince
- Bass Guitar and Pete Nicholls
- Drums, If Looks Could Kill
are looking set to make quite an entrance into the rock world.
Covered in heavy guitars, tattoos and sincere passion the band certainly have all the right ingredients to make their mark. 2012 started to see that potential realised with the band sharing stages with the likes of Hawthorne Heights
, and I Divide
, these electric performances led to them being noticed by several labels and promoters and ultimately signing their first record deal with Self Made Records.
It's fair to say If Looks Could Kill
are a band armed with all they need to break their anthemic, anger fuelled post-hardcore metal to the nation....prepare yourself.www.facebook.com/ILCKUKwww.twitter.com/ILCKUKwww.selfmaderecords.net
Emma Scott Presents...
DEVIL SOLD HIS SOUL
Friday 25th January |O2 Academy2 Birmingham
|Doors 6pm |Tickets £10 advance | www.ticketweb.co.uk | over 14′s show.Emma Scott Presents
is very proud to announce SYLOSIS
will be performing for her at the O2 Academy Birmingham
on Friday 25th January
. Excellent support from DEVIL SOLD HIS SOUL, CYTOTA
and LEFT UNSCARRED.Sylosis
released their current album “Monolith”
on October 5th 2012. It is a concept album inspired by aspects of Greek Mythology.
Guitarist/Vocalist Josh Middleton
says: “Monolith is the best representation of us as a band in terms of our diverse influences, and stylistically it’s what we’ve always been aiming for. A mixture of thrash, big doomy riffs and dark atmospherics and ambience.”
“The idea for the concept was very loosely inspired by the Greek tale of Orpheus and Eurydice,” continued Middleton. “It’s quite far-fetched but it’s about this guy who loses his wife and tries to bring her back from underworld. This giant monolith starts to grow out of her tomb. The most prevalent theme beneath it all is sort of accepting that you might not be as nice a person as you once thought. It sounds really cheesy but everyone has a darker side to their personality in terms of being selfish, manipulative or dishonest.”
In 2008, an unknown quartet from Reading, England released their debut album “Conclusion Of An Age”
via Nuclear Blast Records
, and made an instant impact on the European metal Scene. Sylosis
blend modern thrash and traditional prog elements to create their own unique brutal sound. The band took this on the road with such bands as In Flames
, As I Lay Dying
, Lamb Of God
and Fear Factory
and festival appearances at the likes of Download
High expectations were looming for the eagerly anticipated new material, and it kicked off to a great start when they entered the legendary Monnow Valley Studios (Black Sabbath
, Led Zeppelin
) in Monmouth, Wales. Also this time teaming up with producer Romesh Dodangoda
, Funeral For A Friend
). The outcome of those sessions produced the album “Monolith” which is an outstanding piece of work. 2012 was an exciting year for Sylosis
. Not only with the release of “Monolith” but they have just finished a full European tour opening for Devin Townsend
and Fear Factory
2013 promises so much, with a full UK headline tour announced including this eagerly anticipated Emma Scott Presents
show at the O2 Academy Birmingham
on Friday 25th January
, the year is going to kick off in epic style!http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/sylosis-devil-sold-his-soul-cytota-tickets/4753
THE TREATMENT CONFIRM UK / IRISH DATES WITH SLASH IN FEB / MARCH 2013…
UK rockers The Treatment
will guest with ex-Gn'R & Velvet Revolver axe-man Slash
on four shows in February
The dates – including one headline show in Northern Ireland
– are as follows:-February 28 Nottingham Arena, Nottingham (w/ Slash)March01 Empress Ballroom, Blackpool (w/ Slash)02 The Diamond Club, Ballymena (headline show)03 Olympia Theatre, Dublin (w/ Slash)04 Olympia Theatre, Dublin (w/ Slash)
Tickets for the dates with Slash
are available here: http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/Slash-tickets/artist/771959
Tickets for the headline show in Ballymena are available here: http://tinyurl.com/atomrjg
; this will be the second time the Cambridge outfit have played The Diamond Club.The Treatment
are no strangers to touring with genuine
rock legends, having previously hit the road with Alice Cooper
, Thin Lizzy
& Motley Crue
. Says frontman Matt Jones… "We can’t wait to open for Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators. Slash and Myles are a very big influence on The Treatment so that makes these shows very exciting for us."The Treatment
have also confirmed the re-release of their five-track EP, ‘Then & Again
’, a choice selection of ’70s covers; this will be available on CD & download via Spinefarm Records
on January 28th 2013
Finnish power metal quintet SONATA ARCTICA
have announced some long-awaited UK
dates in support of their 7th studio release ‘Stone Grow Her Name’
Mixing hard work with a good dose of both unique talent and pioneering innovation,SONATA ARCTICA
have seen every album they have released to date going Gold in Finland as well as building a rabid UK fanbase.
Nearly two years have passed since SONATA ARCTICA
headlined the UK, so we are extremely excited to announce their return in April 2013, bringing their ‘STONES GROW HER NAME’
album, released last May, to the UK.Henrik Klingenberg
(Keyboard / Vocals) comments;"It's been about two years since we last hit the UK and I'm very excited to announce that we'll be back in April. Looking forward to having a couple of nice ciders in the pubs as well as kicking some serious ass. It will once again be legendary....see ya all at the shows, it's been too long !!! Cheers !!!
Keep your eyes peeled for the support acts which will be announced soon!UK TOUR DATES:
14th April – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
15th April – Club Academy, Manchester
16th April – HMV Institute, Birmingham
17th April – The Garage, London
Tickets available now from: http://www.gigsandtours.com/tour/sonata-arctica/?src=sonatarctica
Check out the video for ‘Shit Load Of Money
’http://youtu.be/F5uepWrCgdU www.sonataarctica.info www.facebook.com/sonataarctica www.twitter.com/sonatakemi
LOST SOCIETY UNVEIL ALBUM TITLE, COVER ART, TRACKLIST & RELEASE DATE...
17, 18, 19, 19. Nope, not today’s lottery numbers, but the ages of Finland’s most promising new metal band.
Founded in early 2010 in Jyväskylä, frontman - thrash/speed metal enthusiast Samy Elbanna
(17), gathered an ensemble of passionate allies around him and created a band that will soon be known as one of the most energetic up-and-comers
Scandinavia has produced in years.
Crafted under the aegis of famous producer Nino Laurenne
(AMORPHIS, ENSIFERUM, LORDI) in the prestigious Sonic Pump Studios
(FINNTROLL, SONATA ARCTICA, OMNIUM GATHERUM), the band’s debut ‘Fast Loud Death
’, will most likely be ranked amongst this year’s best releases of it’s genre. It’s their fresh, high-energy songwriting forged in a fire with youthful passion and a thrill of playing that makes LOST SOCIETY
such a breath of fresh air onto the scene.
The fantastic cover artwork was designed by none other than Ed Repka
(MEGADETH, DEATH, SANCTUARY, VENOM), who has once again created a true masterpiece, emanating the soul LOST SOCIETY
’s music, as band leader Samy
“When we heard that the one and only Ed Repka would be responsible for the album art, we were thrilled - he has created some of the most killer album covers of all time! The result looks absolutely amazing and truly captures the album’s theme - a bus full of crazy people who blew it up big time!” Ed Repka
comments:"This was a lot of work but a fun project, since both the band and the label were great to work with and very receptive to my input. LOST SOCIETY’s comical concept of their tour bus leaving a town destroyed was cool, but to make it even more crazy, I added the pop-culture "monster in car" aspect, giving the whole image a distinct, aggressive presence. Another tongue-in-cheek metal masterpiece is born!"'Fast Loud Death'
is set for release in the UK
Formats: Limited digipak, deluxe digital download via iTunes
and black vinyl gatefold
, all incl. 2 bonus tracks
Formats exclusive to Nuclear Blast Mail Order
: Limited digipak + t-shirt bundle, limited blue-transparent 2LP gatefold.
Pre-order your copy now at: www.nuclearblast.de/suche/lost_society_fast_loud_death
of all the above named versions reads as follows:
02. Trash All Over You
04. KILL (Those Who Oppose Me)
05. Bitch, Out’ My Way
06. Fast Loud Death
07. Lead Through The Head
08. Diary Of A Thrashman
09. Toxic Avenger
10. This Is Me
11. Braindead Metalhead
12. Piss Out My Ass
13. Fatal AnoxiaBonus tracks:
14. Escape From Delirium
15. I Stole Your Love (KISS cover song)
Keep your eyes on LOST SOCIETY
– this is gonna blow-up big style! www.facebook.com/lostsocietyfinland
VON HERTZEN BROTHERS ANNOUNCE BRAND NEW STUDIO ALBUM, ‘NINE LIVES’, FOR MARCH 18TH RELEASE VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS+ UK FESTIVAL & HEADLINE SHOWS…
FINLAND’s NUMBER ONE rock act, Von Hertzen Brothers
will release their fifth studio album, ‘Nine Lives
’, on March 18th 2013
via Spinefarm Records
aka James Spectrum
) joined VHB
in the studio to once again produce & mix ’Nine Lives
’, following his work on their 2011 album, ‘Stars Aligned’
– the band’s third
consecutive No 1 outing in Finland!
With ‘Nine Lives’
, the initial idea was to give greater freedom to the more accessible side of the music, but it wasn’t long before deep-rooted instincts started to play a part…
“Suddenly, it all span out of control,” laughs vocalist/guitarist Mikko Von Hertzen
, “and that progressive side of our nature once again took control. The KISS
motto (Keep It Simple, Stupid) that I learnt back in school is still not fully at home in this world of ours, even though we do
try our best..."VHB
credit artists such as Josh Homme
& Black Sabbath
as notable influences on this new nine-track offering, but at the end of the day, this is still very much
a Von Hertzen
release, full of typical variety & ambition…
"We follow the atmosphere of each song separately, so there's quite a mixed buffét of styles,” continues Mikko
. “For example, there’s an a cappella song dedicated to our late grandmother, which was sung in the monastery church of Valamo (Finland). We were constantly searching for vibes, which is why we’re so drawn to the work of German musician/composer Stephan Micus
, he’s very inspirational. Sometimes you just have to take the long road to get to where you’re going…”
The first single/video from ‘Nine Lives’,
‘Flowers And Rust
’, is scheduled for digital release through Spinefarm
on February 4th 2013
; says Mikko
a story about the breakdown of first love and the mark it can leave, and how that mark often stays with us throughout our lives…”
The artwork for ‘Nine Lives
’ features a striking painting by Finnish artist Samuli Heimonen
was voted Finland’s ‘Young Artist Of The Year
’ in 2008.
ON THE live front, VHB
return to the UK
for an appearance at the inaugural Hard Rock Hell: Prog Fest
in Rotherham; they have also confirmed two headline shows, including their first ever
regional date, with at least one more likely to follow…UK DATES 2013April05th Assembly Rooms, London06th Bogiez, Cardiff07th HRH Prog Fest, RotherhamVHB
have recently completed an extensive Scandinavian tour with Opeth
For more information on Von Hertzen Brothers
EVILE have confirmed a short string of shows in the UK and Ireland with German thrash metal legends KREATOR.
The band's will be teaming up for three shows this April in Dublin, Manchester and London. The shows take place shortly after EVILE are scheduled to finish recording their new album, the follow-up to 2011's FIVE SERPENT'S TEETH.
EVILE bassist JOEL GRAHAM comments:
"We are really looking forward to playing a few shows with the mighty Kreator this April; we really enjoyed touring the US with them for two months back in 2010. We'll be fresh out of the studio too around this time, so who knows, it's possible these shows could see us playing some new stuff for the first time..."
See EVILE live with KREATOR at the following shows:
Apr. 26 - Dublin, Ireland - The Academy
Apr. 27 - Manchester, UK - HMV Ritz
Apr. 28 - London, UK - HMV Forum
EVILE's latest album, FIVE SERPENT'S TEETH, is available now on CD and limited edition coloured vinyl, and is also available from the Earache Webstore in a range of exclusive "Serpent Cult" fan packs.
Get the album now in Europe at http://bit.ly/c7wbbN
or in North America at http://bit.ly/9aOHhw
FIVE SERPENT'S TEETH is also available on iTunes at http://bit.ly/nMSZGC
Watch EVILE's latest music video for the track "In Dreams of Terror" at http://youtu.be/sSllmP3FLCE
Get more EVILE news and info at:
Official website - http://www.evile.co.uk
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/evileuk
MySpace - http://www.myspace.com/evileuk
Twitter - http://twitter.com/evileuk
JULIAN COPE – ST JULIAN DELUXE EDITIONReleased: 4th Feb 2013 Saint Julian
was the first album recorded by Julian Cope for Island Records, following his two albums on the Mercury label.Encouraged by his new manager, Cope changed his image: cutting his hair, wearing rocker’s leathers and embracing a "Rock God" perspective (as well as investing in a bizarre climbable microphone stand (with integral steps).
To record and tour the album, Cope put together a new backing group, this featured lead guitarist Donald Ross Skinner
and drummer Chris Whitten and James Eller (who’d played alongside Cope on the second Teardrop Explodes album, Wilder
) and Cope himself on vocals and rhythm guitar. For the album, Cope also played keyboards under the alias of "Double DeHarrison", Several songs on the album originated from much earlier than the others. "Screaming Secrets" had been a Teardrop Explodes song which never made it to album, while "Spacehopper" dated back to late 1970s writing sessions with Ian McCulloch.
The album’s new songs abandoned the collapsing psychedelic styles of Fried
in favour of a crisp, punchier and more structured sound, drawing partially on Cope’s professed love for Detroit
heavy rock acts such as early Alice Cooper
. Early sessions were supervised by Ramones
producer Ed Stasium
and delivered the song "World Shut Your Mouth" (which became Cope’s biggest solo hit, reaching #19 in the UK in 1986), "Pulsar" and "Spacehopper". The remaining album sessions were produced by Warne Livesey. The parent album was well received and generated two more singles ("Trampolene" and "Eve’s Volcano").
This deluxe version of the album contains all the B-side and remixes which have been sequenced by Julian himself. With notes by Ian Harrison and updated art this is a great testament to one of Julian Copes best and well-loved albums. Saint Julian Deluxe EditionDisc 101. Trampoline
02. Shot Down
03. Eve’s Volcano
05. Planet Ride
06. World Shut Your Mouth
07. Saint Julian
09. Screaming Secrets
10. A Crack in the CloudsDisc 2
01. I’ve Got Levitation
02. Umpteenth Unnatural Blues
04. Warwick the Kingmaker
05. Non-Alignment Pact
06. Mock Turtle
07. Almost Beautiful Child (I & II)
09. Trampoline Warne Out Mix
10. World Shut Your Mouth Trouble Funk Mix
11. Pulsar Nx Live
12. Shot Down Live
13. Eve’s Volcano (Covered in Sin)/Vulcano Lungo 12″ Remix
14. Spacehopper – Annexe
FATAL SMILE have created a strong reputation internationally, from the success of their second album Neo Natural Freaks, mixed by Stefan Glaumann (Rammstein, Backyard Babies) to their infamously bombastic live shows.
Building on their experience and critically acclaimed third album, World Domination, mixed by legendary Michael Wagner (Metallica, Ozzy, Mötley). FATAL SMILE return with the new album, 21st Century Freaks. This time the band have taken an autonomous approach, handling engineering, production and mixing themselves -and creating what they feel is a larger-than-life sound for their in-your-face tunes, and the ultimate FATAL SMILE album.
Most of the material on 21st Century Freaks was written during turbulent times, as the band battled their personal demons plus a hearty helping of bad luck, including car crashes, burned down houses, drug addiction, alcohol addiction & jail terms.
The band have been described as: “seductive muscle sleaze - a high pressure shot of the noblest quality action -like a fire hose filled with hard rock ecstasy, without controls…” (Sweden Rocks magazine)
FATAL SMILE may be 21st Century Freaks, but they have a black-belt in hard rock…
Catch them in all their gory glory on tour:
Sept 07 London - The Underworld (w/ Crazy Lixx)
Sept 08 Bradford - The Gasworks
Sept 09 TBC
Sept 10 Liverpool - O2 (w/ OD Saxon)
Sept 11 Birmingham - O2 (w/ OD Saxon)
Sept 12 Newcastle - O2 (w/ OD Saxon)
Sept 13 York - Fibbers (w/ OD Saxon)
Sept 14 Liverpool - The Dome
Sept 15 Grimsby - The Yardbirds