Friday, May 22, 2015

BLACKBERRY SMOKE ADD SCOTTISH DATES TO EUROPEAN TOUR

Atlanta southern rockers BLACKBERRY SMOKE have added two Scottish dates to their upcoming European tour.

Shows in both Edinburgh and Aberdeen have been added to the recently-announced string of shows which kicks off in just two weeks and culminates in a main stage slot at the UK's Download festival alongside the likes of KISS, MÖTLEY CRÜE and SLASH.

Get tickets for the Scottish shows now at http://bit.ly/1FCulKD

Don't miss BLACKBERRY SMOKE on tour in Europe at the following shows:

Jun. 04 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Amager Bio
Jun. 05 - Solvesborg, Sweden - Sweden Rocks Festival
Jun. 06 - Oslo, Norway - Rockerfeller
Jun. 09 - Zwolle, Netherlands - Hedon
Jun. 10 - Hasselt, Belgium - Muziekodroom
Jun. 12 - Edinburgh, UK - Liquid Room
Jun. 13 - Aberdeen, UK - Garage
Jun. 14 - Derbyshire, UK - Download Festival

View the tour flyer at http://bit.ly/1Lb0Xvc

BLACKBERRY SMOKE's latest album, 'Holding All the Roses', was recorded with legendary producer Brendan O'Brien (AC/DC, PEARL JAM, SOUNDGARDEN, THE BLACK CROWES) and features twelve smoking songs from the new southern rock kings.

Get 'Holding All the Roses' now on CD and vinyl in Europe at http://www.earache.com/bbs

The album is also available now on iTunes, including an exclusive bonus track, "Pearls".  Download the album now at http://bit.ly/bbs-holding-itunes

Watch BLACKBERRY SMOKE's music video for the track "Too High" at http://bit.ly/1EjpF7g

Get more BLACKBERRY SMOKE news and info:

Official site - http://www.blackberrysmoke.com
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/blackberrysmoke
Twitter - http://twitter.com/blackberrysmoke


UK PRESS - MICHELLE KERR
COSA NOSTRA PR
E-mail: michelle@cosanostrapr.com

RIVAL SONS ANNOUNCED AS SPECIAL GUESTS FOR DEEP PURPLE EUROPEAN TOUR

Long Beach, California's RIVAL SONS have been announced as special guests for a European tour with British rock legends DEEP PURPLE.

The tour follows an impressive list of achievements for RIVAL SONS, whose latest album, 'Great Western Valkyrie' stormed into the charts around the world on its release.  It was rated the number one album of 2014 by Classic Rock magazine in a year which also saw the band gain high-profile TV slots on Late Night with David Letterman and Later... with Jools Holland.

The five-and-a-half week tour includes a special show at the O2 Arena in London on Thursday, 3rd December.  Tickets are available from http://www.livenation.co.uk or http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk

RIVAL SONS guitarist Scott Holiday comments:

"There's only so many bands that can ACTUALLY occupy the limited space reserved for what we call LEGENDS (a term thrown around far too loosely these days).  A band we can say without a doubt occupy this space comfortably is Deep Purple.  I cut my teeth on those early records... Machine Head, In Rock, Made in Japan etc.  The musicianship, performances and sheer bravado is nothing short of LEVELING.  Getting asked to jump on tour with 'em?  Crazy, crazy cool.  Elated.  Honored.  We're gonna have a blast watching these guys every night... but we're gonna have an even better time burning that shit down and giving those audiences a little bit of our rock 'n' roll every night.  See ya out there."

Don't miss RIVAL SONS on tour in Europe with DEEP PURPLE:

Oct. 25 - Lodz, Poland - Atlas Arena
Oct. 27 - Ostrava, Czech Republic - CEZ Arena
Oct. 28 - Plzen, Czech Republic - CEZ Arena
Oct. 30 - Padova, Italy - Palafabris
Oct. 31 - Milan, Italy - Mediolanum Forum
Nov. 02 - Marseille, France - Le Dome
Nov. 03 - Bordeaux, France - Patinoire Meriadeck
Nov. 05 - Florence, Italy - Mandela Forum
Nov. 06 - Rome, Italy - Palalottomatica
Nov. 08 - Geneva, Switzerland - Arena
Nov. 09 - Zurich, Switzerland - Hallenstadion
Nov. 11 - Paris, France - Zenith
Nov. 13 - Oberhausen, Germany - Konig Pilsener Arena
Nov. 14 - Magdeburg, Germany - Getec Arena
Nov. 16 - Rostock, Germany - Stadthalle
Nov. 17 - Leipzig, Germany - Arena
Nov. 18 - Hannover, Germany - Swiss Life Hall
Nov. 20 - Trier, Germany - Arena
Nov. 21 - Nuremberg, Germany - Arena
Nov. 23 - Hamburg, Germany - O2 World
Nov. 24 - Berlin, Germany - Max Schmeling Halle
Nov. 26 - Munich, Germany - Olympiahalle
Nov. 27 - Frankfurt, Germany - Festhalle
Nov. 28 - Stuttgart, Germany - Hans Martin Schleyer Halle
Nov. 30 - Lyon, France - Amphithéâtre Cite des Congres
Dec. 01 - Strasbourg, France - Zenith Europe
Dec. 03 - London, UK - O2 Arena

Watch RIVAL SONS' new music video for the song "Electric Man" at http://bit.ly/1JX3qIY

The track is taken from RIVAL SONS' latest album, 'Great Western Valkyrie', which stormed into charts around the world upon its release and was rated the number 1 album of 2014 by Classic Rock magazine.  Get the album now on CD and vinyl at http://www.earache.com/rs14

'Great Western Valkyrie' is also available on iTunes at http://bit.ly/rivalsons-iTunes

View a photo of RIVAL SONS at http://bit.ly/1B0Y9eK (credit: Ross Halfin)

Get more RIVAL SONS news and info:

Official site - http://www.rivalsons.com
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/rivalsons
Twitter - http://twitter.com/rivalsons


RIVAL SONS UK PRESS - KAS MERCER
Mercenary Publicity
E-mail: kas@mercenarypublicity.com

RIVAL SONS EURO PRESS - DAN TOBIN
dan@earache.com

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

OCEANO KICK OFF U.S. TOUR TONIGHT WITH VEIL OF MAYA

Chicago deathcore titans OCEANO are due to kick off a US tour tonight supporting VEIL OF MAYA.

Starting off in Detroit, Michigan, 'The Matriarch Tour' also features REVOCATION, GIFT GIVER and ENTHEOS.  OCEANO are playing in support of their new album, 'Ascendants', which is out now worldwide and features nine crushing new tracks which propel the band's trademark hybrid of bone-splintering brutality into devastating new realms.

Prepare yourself for the intensity of an OCEANO live show by checking out the band's new performance-footage music video for the track "Dead Planet" at http://bit.ly/1Fmyswd

Don't miss OCEANO live on tour at the following shows:

May 20 - Detroit, MI - Crofoot
May 21 - Pittsburgh, PA - Altar Bar
May 22 - Rochester, NY - Waterstreet Music Hall
May 23 - Long Island, NY - Revolution
May 24 - Lancaster, PA - Chameleon Club
May 25 - Richmond, VA - Canal Club
May 26 - Raleigh, NC - Lincoln Theatre
May 27 - Birmingham, AL - Zydeco
May 28 - Jacksonville, FL - Underbelly
May 29 - Fort Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
May 30 - Tampa, FL - State Theater
Jun. 02 - El Paso, TX - Mesa Music Hall
Jun. 03 - Tucson, AZ - The Rock
Jun. 04 - Las Vegas, NV - Hard Rock
Jun. 06 - Sacramento, CA - Ace of Spades
Jun. 07 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
Jun. 08 - Seattle, WA - Studio Seven

View the tour flyer at http://bit.ly/1K25sYw

Get OCEANO's new album 'Ascendants' now on CD in the USA at http://uswebstore.earache.com/oceano

The album is also available now on iTunes at http://bit.ly/ascendants-itunes

Stream OCEANO on your favourite platform at http://www.smarturl.it/streamoceano

Get more OCEANO news and info:

Facebook - http://facebook.com/oceanometal
Twitter - http://twitter.com/oceanometal


USA TOUR PRESS - CHRIS PACIFICO
E-mail: chris@drunkenpiano.com

UK PRESS - THE NOISE CARTEL
Print: Adam Sagir - adam@thenoisecartel.com
Online: Nina Potthoff - nina@thenoisecartel.com
Radio: Steph Van Spronsen - steph@thenoisecartel.com

BLACKBERRY SMOKE ANNOUNCE EUROPEAN TOUR DATES

Atlanta southern rockers BLACKBERRY SMOKE have announced a string of European live shows this June.

Starting on June 4th in Denmark, the band will be playing a number of headline and festival shows, including a recently-announced performance at the UK's Download festival, where the band have since been upgraded to a main stage slot alongside the likes of KISS, MÖTLEY CRÜE and SLASH.

BLACKBERRY SMOKE are touring in support of their latest album, 'Holding All the Roses', which is out now and landed in numerous top 20 charts around Europe on its release.

Don't miss BLACKBERRY SMOKE on tour in Europe at the following shows:

Jun. 04 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Amager Bio
Jun. 05 - Solvesborg, Sweden - Sweden Rocks Festival
Jun. 06 - Oslo, Norway - Rockerfeller
Jun. 09 - Zwolle, Netherlands - Hedon
Jun. 10 - Hasselt, Belgium - Muziekodroom
Jun. 14 - Derbyshire, UK - Download Festival

View the tour flyer at http://bit.ly/1Lb0Xvc

'Holding All the Roses' was recorded with legendary producer Brendan O'Brien (AC/DC, PEARL JAM, SOUNDGARDEN, THE BLACK CROWES) and features twelve smoking songs from the new southern rock kings.

Get 'Holding All the Roses' now on CD and vinyl in Europe at http://www.earache.com/bbs

The album is also available now on iTunes, including an exclusive bonus track, "Pearls".  Download the album now at http://bit.ly/bbs-holding-itunes

Watch BLACKBERRY SMOKE's music video for the track "Too High" at http://bit.ly/1EjpF7g

Get more BLACKBERRY SMOKE news and info:

Official site - http://www.blackberrysmoke.com
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/blackberrysmoke
Twitter - http://twitter.com/blackberrysmoke


UK PRESS - MICHELLE KERR
COSA NOSTRA PR
E-mail: michelle@cosanostrapr.com

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

EX-EVILE GUITARIST OL DRAKE: SAMPLES FROM ENTIRE DEBUT SOLO ALBUM AVAILABLE

Former EVILE lead guitarist Ol Drake has released samples from his entire debut solo album, 'Old Rake'.

Due to be released on June 22nd in Europe and the day after in the USA, 'Old Rake' features nine tracks of instrumental guitar encompassing a myriad of styles, including flat-out shredding, classical, progressive, melodic and acoustic.

The first single, "Guitarists Playing Guitars", features guest appearances from the likes of Gary Holt (EXODUS, SLAYER), James Murphy (DEATH, TESTAMENT, OBITUARY) and Josh Middleton (SYLOSIS).  FEAR FACTORY sticksman Mike Heller performs drums on the entire album.

Listen to clips from every song on 'Old Rake' now at http://youtu.be/FoxGEpH2rBs (click a track name to jump to that clip)

Listen to "Guitarists Playing Guitars" in full on Spotify at http://spoti.fi/1Gat3W9 or on YouTube at http://youtu.be/EInZh1Z9ZCw

'Old Rake' is available to pre-order now on CD and limited edition signed CD.  For anyone brave enough, there is also a deluxe 242-page tab book transcribed by Ol Drake himself and featuring full tablature for the entire album for both guitar and bass.

Pre-order the CD, signed CD and official tab book now in Europe at http://webstore.earache.com/ol-drake or in the USA at http://uswebstore.earache.com/ol-drake

The album is also available to pre-order on iTunes, including an exclusive bonus track as well as instant downloads of "Guitarists Playing Guitars" and "Han Valen", at http://bit.ly/oldrake-itunes

Don't miss Ol Drake live at his only scheduled solo shows:

Aug. 01 - Huddersfield, UK - The Parish
Aug. 09 - Catton Park, UK - Bloodstock Open Air Festival

View a photo of Ol Drake at http://bit.ly/1Gax8te

View the 'Old Rake' album artwork at http://bit.ly/1zfgLZ1

Get more Ol Drake news and info:

Official site - http://www.oldrake.co.uk
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/theoldrake
Twitter - http://twitter.com/old_rake


EARACHE PRESS
E-mail: emma@earache.com

Thursday, May 14, 2015

OCEANO PREMIERE 'DEAD PLANET' MUSIC VIDEO

Chicago deathcore titans OCEANO are premiering their brand new music video for the track "Dead Planet".

Directed by Orie McGinness of Enlighten Creative Studio and filmed in front of a horde of die-hard fans, "Dead Planet" captures the intensity of an OCEANO live show with the band's inimitable stage presence combined with the raw, adrenaline-fuelled energy of the crowd.

Watch "Dead Planet" now at http://bit.ly/1Fmyswd

OCEANO frontman Adam Warren comments:

"This video highlights moments from our last performance ever at a venue soon to be extinct, 'Empire', once also known as 'Jaxx' in Springfield, VA.  This venue aided in kickstarting our career and will be missed.  Experience the intensity and energy of our amazing fans on hallowed grounds.  Oceano is awakened and alive in this new music video for Dead Planet."

"Dead Planet" comes from OCEANO's new studio album, 'Ascendants', which is out now worldwide and features nine crushing new tracks which propel the band's trademark hybrid of bone-splintering brutality into devastating new realms.

Get 'Ascendants' now on CD in Europe at http://webstore.earache.com/oceano or in the USA at http://uswebstore.earache.com/oceano

'Ascendants' is also available now on iTunes at http://bit.ly/ascendants-itunes

Stream OCEANO on your favourite platform at http://www.smarturl.it/streamoceano

Don't miss OCEANO on tour in support of 'Ascendants':

OCEANO w/ VEIL OF MAYA, REVOCATION, GIFT GIVER, ENTHEOS
May 20 - Detroit, MI - Crofoot
May 21 - Pittsburgh, PA - Altar Bar
May 22 - Rochester, NY - Waterstreet Music Hall
May 23 - Long Island, NY - Revolution
May 24 - Lancaster, PA - Chameleon Club
May 25 - Richmond, VA - Canal Club
May 26 - Raleigh, NC - Lincoln Theatre
May 27 - Birmingham, AL - Zydeco
May 28 - Jacksonville, FL - Underbelly
May 29 - Fort Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
May 30 - Tampa, FL - State Theater
Jun. 02 - El Paso, TX - Mesa Music Hall
Jun. 03 - Tucson, AZ - The Rock
Jun. 04 - Las Vegas, NV - Hard Rock
Jun. 06 - Sacramento, CA - Ace of Spades
Jun. 07 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
Jun. 08 - Seattle, WA - Studio Seven

Get more OCEANO news and info:

Facebook - http://facebook.com/oceanometal
Twitter - http://twitter.com/oceanometal


UK PRESS - THE NOISE CARTEL
Print: Adam Sagir - adam@thenoisecartel.com
Online: Nina Potthoff - nina@thenoisecartel.com
Radio: Steph Van Spronsen - steph@thenoisecartel.com

USA TOUR PRESS - CHRIS PACIFICO
E-mail: chris@drunkenpiano.com

Friday, May 08, 2015

BITERS RELEASE NEW SINGLE 'LOW LIVES IN HI DEFINITION'

Atlanta rock 'n' roll tearaways BITERS have released their brand new single, "Low Lives in Hi Definition".

Taken from the band's upcoming debut album, 'Electric Blood', the track recalls the early spirit and danger of rabble-rousing rock heroes combined with BITERS' punk heritage.

Listen to "Low Lives in Hi Definition" now at http://bit.ly/1IlzLKV

BITERS' debut album, 'Electric Blood', is due to be released on July 10th worldwide.  Pre-order the album now on CD and limited edition coloured vinyl at http://www.earache.com/biters

Pre-order now on iTunes with an exclusive bonus track and receive the track "Restless Hearts" instantly, as well as "Low Lives in Hi Definition" from Monday!  Pre-order 'Electric Blood' now on iTunes at http://bit.ly/electricblood-itunes

View a photo of the band at http://bit.ly/1dQikXJ

Get more BITERS news and info:

Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/BITERS
Twitter - http://twitter.com/TheBiters


UK PRESS - MICHELLE KERR
COSA NOSTRA PR
E-mail: michelle@cosanostrapr.com

Thursday, April 30, 2015

OCEANO TEAM UP WITH METAL HAMMER UK FOR 'THE TAKEN' VIDEO PREMIERE

Chicago deathcore titans OCEANO have teamed up with Metal Hammer UK for the premiere of their brand new music video.

Directed by Orie McGinness of Enlighten Creative Studio, "The Taken" comes from OCEANO's new studio album, 'Ascendants', which is out now worldwide and features nine crushing new tracks which propel the band's trademark hybrid of bone-splintering brutality into devastating new realms.

Watch the video for "The Taken" now on Metal Hammer at http://bit.ly/1GKwJkm

OCEANO frontman Adam Warren comments:

"There are numerous accounts of The Taken across the globe.  Some enlightening, some frightening, and others blurry images never to be retold.  Skeptic or not they must be heard.  The true Gods have greater purpose for us all."

'Ascendants' was recorded at The Nook studio in New Lenox, Illinois with producer Nick Nativo (MONSTERS).  The album artwork was created by Dusty Peterson (SIX FEET UNDER, BLOODBATH).

Get 'Ascendants' on CD in Europe at http://webstore.earache.com/oceano or in the USA at http://uswebstore.earache.com/oceano

The album is also available now on iTunes at http://bit.ly/ascendants-itunes

Don't miss OCEANO on tour in support of 'Ascendants':

OCEANO w/ VEIL OF MAYA, REVOCATION, GIFT GIVER, ENTHEOS
May 20 - Detroit, MI - Crofoot
May 21 - Pittsburgh, PA - Altar Bar
May 22 - Rochester, NY - Waterstreet Music Hall
May 23 - Long Island, NY - Revolution
May 24 - Lancaster, PA - Chameleon Club
May 25 - Richmond, VA - Canal Club
May 26 - Raleigh, NC - Lincoln Theatre
May 27 - Birmingham, AL - Zydeco
May 28 - Jacksonville, FL - Underbelly
May 29 - Fort Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
May 30 - Tampa, FL - State Theater
Jun. 02 - El Paso, TX - Mesa Music Hall
Jun. 03 - Tucson, AZ - The Rock
Jun. 04 - Las Vegas, NV - Hard Rock
Jun. 06 - Sacramento, CA - Ace of Spades
Jun. 07 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre

Get more OCEANO news and info:

Facebook - http://facebook.com/oceanometal
Twitter - http://twitter.com/oceanometal


UK PRESS - THE NOISE CARTEL
Print: Adam Sagir - adam@thenoisecartel.com
Online: Nina Potthoff - nina@thenoisecartel.com
Radio: Steph Van Spronsen - steph@thenoisecartel.com

USA TOUR PRESS - CHRIS PACIFICO
E-mail: RabbleRouserPublicity@gmail.com

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

EX-EVILE GUITARIST OL DRAKE ANNOUNCES BLOODSTOCK WARM-UP SHOW

Former EVILE lead guitarist Ol Drake has announced a warm-up show prior to his appearance at this year's Bloodstock festival in Derbyshire, UK.

The six-string shredder will be performing a headlining solo set on Saturday, 1st August at The Parish in his hometown of Huddersfield, a week before he rocks the Sophie Stage at Bloodstock in support of his debut solo album.

Ol Drake comments:

"A week before setting off to Bloodstock, I will be popping by my old local, The Parish in Huddersfield, to promote my debut solo album 'Old Rake', where I spent many a pound coin on their whiskey and fell down a lot.

"My friend, Mikey Baird is putting the show on, who recently won 'Promoter of the Year' at the Pure Rawk Awards, and they have a great new venue so I can't wait to widdle my widdles in my hometown.  On drums will be my friend Rob Harris from the grind band Foetal Juice (check out their music video of 'Albert Grindstein', you won't be disappointed).

"Come along and hear/see a guitar being played with some music!"

Get your tickets for the show now at http://bit.ly/1FumAGV

View the flyer at http://bit.ly/1Fulvip

Ol Drake's debut solo album, 'Old Rake', features instrumental guitar encompassing a myriad of styles, including flat-out shredding, classical, progressive, melodic and acoustic.  The album is due to be released on June 22nd in Europe and June 23rd in the USA.

The first single from the album is available now and features guest appearances from the likes of Gary Holt (EXODUS, SLAYER), James Murphy (DEATH, TESTAMENT, OBITUARY) and Josh Middleton (SYLOSIS).  Also featured is sticksman Mike Heller (FEAR FACTORY, MALIGNANCY), who performs drums on the entire album.

Listen to "Guitarists Playing Guitars" now on Spotify at http://spoti.fi/1Gat3W9 or on YouTube at https://youtu.be/EInZh1Z9ZCw

'Old Rake' is available to pre-order now on CD and limited edition signed CD.  For anyone brave enough, there is also a deluxe 242-page tab book, featuring full tablature for the entire album for both guitar and bass, transcribed by Ol Drake himself.

Pre-order the CD, signed CD and official tab book now in Europe at http://webstore.earache.com/ol-drake or in the USA at http://uswebstore.earache.com/ol-drake

The album is also available to pre-order now on iTunes, including an exclusive bonus track as well as an instant download of "Guitarists Playing Guitars", at http://bit.ly/oldrake-itunes

View the 'Old Rake' album artwork at http://bit.ly/1zfgLZ1

View a photo of Ol Drake at http://bit.ly/1Gax8te

Get more Ol Drake news and info:

Official site - http://www.oldrake.co.uk
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/theoldrake
Twitter - http://twitter.com/old_rake


EARACHE PRESS
E-mail: emma@earache.com