Thursday, June 30, 2016

WAKRAT TO OPEN FOR PROPHETS OF RAGE ON 'MAKE AMERICA RAGE AGAIN' TOUR

WAKRAT have been confirmed as the opening act for PROPHETS OF RAGE on their recently-announced North American tour.

Kicking off on August 19th at the EagleBank Arena in Fairfax, Virginia, the tour promises to #MakeAmericaRageAgain as it storms across the USA and Canada ahead of WAKRAT's debut album release later this year.

As a member of both PROPHETS OF RAGE and WAKRAT, bassist Tim Commerford (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, AUDIOSLAVE) will be pulling double duties on the tour, and also provides lead vocals for WAKRAT.

Listen to the band's brand new track, "Generation Fucked", at http://earache.com/wakrat

Tim Commerford commented on WAKRAT's recent signing: "We are gearing up to be on the offensive, assaulting the populous with our debut album on Earache Records.  We have put a shit load of blood and sweat into this and we want it back!  Our mission is to attack modern music and smash the grid.  Unapologetic, unrelenting, unbridled and uncensored.  Understood?"

Don't miss WAKRAT on tour with PROPHETS OF RAGE:

Aug. 19 - Fairfax, VA - EagleBank Arena
Aug. 20 - Camden, NJ - BB&T Pavilion
Aug. 21 - Mansfield, MA - Xfinity Center
Aug. 23 - Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
Aug. 24 - Toronto, ON - Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Aug. 26 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
Aug. 27 - Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center
Aug. 28 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
Aug. 30 - Quebec City, QC - Centre Videotron
Sep. 01 - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
Sep. 03 - Tinley Park, IL - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Sep. 04 - St. Louis, MO - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Sep. 05 - Kansas City, MO - PMCA
Sep. 07 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Sep. 10 - Auburn, WA - White River Amphitheatre
Sep. 11 - Ridgefield, WA - Sunlight Supply Amphitheatre
Sep. 13 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre
Sep. 15 - Los Angeles, CA - The Forum
Sep. 17 - Phoenix, AZ - Ak-Chin Pavilion
Sep. 25 - Dallas, TX - Gexa Energy Pavilion
Sep. 27 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone
Oct. 01 - Tampa, FL - MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
Oct. 02 - West Palm Beach, FL - Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre
Oct. 04 - Atlanta, GA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Oct. 05 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center
Oct. 08 - Houston, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Oct. 09 - San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center

WAKRAT features Tim Commerford on vocals and bass, Mathias Wakrat on drums, and Laurent Grangeon on guitar and vocals.

See a photo of WAKRAT at http://bit.ly/2983VpY

PROPHETS OF RAGE features Tim Commerford along with his RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE bandmates Tom Morello and Brad Wilk, with PUBLIC ENEMY's Chuck D and CYPRESS HILL's B-Real on vocals.

Get more WAKRAT news and info:

Official site - http://wakratband.com
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/Wakrat
Twitter - http://twitter.com/wakrat
Instagram - http://www.instagram.com/wakrat

Friday, June 24, 2016

CARCASS: 'CHOICE CUTS' DOUBLE VINYL AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER NOW

CARCASS: 'Choice Cuts' to be released on double vinyl

CARCASS: 'Choice Cuts' to be released on 2xLP

'Choice Cuts', the 2004 compilation album from British extreme metal legends CARCASS, is due to be released on double vinyl LP on July 22nd.

The album features songs from the band's first five albums - 'Reek of Putrefaction', 'Symphonies of Sickness', 'Necroticism - Descanting the Insalubrious', 'Heartwork' and 'Swansong', along with a selection of EP tracks and a number of live BBC Radio sessions recorded by the late John Peel in 1989 and 1990.

'Choice Cuts' is available to pre-order now on limited edition, coloured double vinyl in Rotting Green (limited to 300), Blood Red (limited to 500), and Black.

Reserve your copy now in Europe at http://webstore.earache.com/carcass or in North America at http://uswebstore.earache.com/carcass

View an image of the vinyl at http://bit.ly/1Um6Dp0

'Choice Cuts' track listing:

1. Genital Grinder
2. Maggot Colony
3. Exhume to Consume
4. Swarming Vulgar Mass of Infected Virulency
5. Tools of the Trade
6. Corporal Jigsore Quandary
7. Incarnated Solvent Abuse
8. Buried Dreams
9. No Love Lost
10. Heartwork
11. Keep On Rotting in the Free World
12. R**k the Vote
13. This Is Your Life
14. Crepitating Bowel Erosion

Get more CARCASS news and info:

Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/OfficialCarcass
Twitter - http://twitter.com/CarcassBand

Friday, June 17, 2016

BLACKBERRY SMOKE KICK OFF EUROPEAN SUMMER TOUR

Atlanta southern rockers BLACKBERRY SMOKE kick off their European summer tour tonight in Spain.

Starting off at Bilbao's Azkena Rock Festival, where BLACKBERRY SMOKE will be performing on the David Bowie Stage at 21:55, the tour includes a number of festivals around Europe, as well as a string of headlining club shows in the UK, followed by a slot at the legendary Glastonbury festival.

"We're thrilled to be coming back to play for the people", comments BLACKBERRY SMOKE frontman Charlie Starr.

Don't miss BLACKBERRY SMOKE on tour in Europe:

Jun. 17 - Bilbao, Spain - Azkena Rock Festival
Jun. 18 - London, UK - Stone Free Festival
Jun. 19 - Liverpool, UK - O2 Academy
Jun. 21 - Dublin, Ireland - The Academy
Jun. 22 - Holmfirth, UK - Picturedrome
Jun. 23 - Nottingham, UK - Rock City
Jun. 24 - Glastonbury, UK - Glastonbury Festival
Jun. 28 - Rome, Italy - Rock in Roma Festival
Jun. 29 - Milan, Italy - Carroponte
Jul. 01 - Werchter, Belgium - Rock Werchter Festival
Jul. 02 - Utrecht, Netherlands - Roots in the Park Festival

View the tour flyer at http://bit.ly/24VSqFj

BLACKBERRY SMOKE recently released a digital Deluxe Edition of their latest album, 'Holding All the Roses', which includes the band's full, six-track 'Wood, Wire & Roses' acoustic EP.  Get the Deluxe Edition now on iTunes at http://bit.ly/hatr-deluxe-itunes

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

Watch BLACKBERRY SMOKE's uncensored music video for the track "Rock and Roll Again" at http://youtu.be/_OXaiILmvYE

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

Friday, June 10, 2016

RIVAL SONS: NEW ALBUM 'HOLLOW BONES' OUT NOW

'Hollow Bones', the brand new album from Long Beach, California's RIVAL SONS, is out now worldwide.

Recorded at Nashville's LCS studios with two-times Grammy-winning producer Dave Cobb, 'Hollow Bones' features nine brand new tracks of electrifying rock 'n' soul, including a breathtaking cover of "Black Coffee".  The album follows the band's 2014 release, 'Great Western Valkyrie', which landed in numerous top 20 charts around the world.

In the words of frontman Jay Buchanan, "Each record we've made has been part of a distillation toward revealing the band's essence.  This record, finally is the release of the unapologetic, wild beast that has long lived within the ribs of Rival Sons howling to be freed."

Get 'Hollow Bones' now on CD and limited edition coloured vinyl at http://www.earache.com/hollowbones

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

'Hollow Bones' track listing:

1. Hollow Bones Pt. 1
2. Tied Up
3. Thundering Voices
4. Baby Boy
5. Pretty Face
6. Fade Out
7. Black Coffee
8. Hollow Bones Pt. 2
9. All That I Want

View the cover artwork at http://bit.ly/1Sj2HsQ

RIVAL SONS are currently supporting the legendary BLACK SABBATH on their final world tour, and will also be performing on the main stage at the UK's Download festival this Saturday, 11th June.

Don't miss RIVAL SONS on tour:

Jun. 11 - Donington, UK - Download Festival *
Jun. 12 - Paris, France - Download Festival *
Jun. 13 - Verona, Italy - Arena Di Verona
Jun. 15 - Zurich, Switzerland - Hallenstadion
Jun. 18 - Dessel, Belgium - Graspop Metal Meeting *
Jun. 19 - Clisson, France - Hellfest
Jun. 23 - Halden, Norway - Tons of Rock *
Jun. 25 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Copenhell *
Jun. 27 - Leipzig, Germany - Werk 2 *
Jun. 28 - Vienna, Austria - Stadthalle
Jun. 30 - Prague, Czech Republic - O2 Arena
Jul. 02 - Krakow, Poland - Tauron Arena
Jul. 05 - Riga, Latvia - Arena Latvia
Jul. 07 - Helsinki, Finland - Monsters of Rock
Jul. 09 - Stockholm, Sweden - Monsters of Rock
Jul. 12 - Moscow, Russia - Olympisky Arena
Jul. 14 - Tonsberg, Norway - Slottsfjell Festival *

Aug. 17 - Wantagh, NY - Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Aug. 19 - Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center
Aug. 20 - Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom *
Aug. 21 - Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live
Aug. 23 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
Aug. 25 - Mansfield, MA - Xfinity Center
Aug. 26 - Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance *
Aug. 27 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
Aug. 29 - Toronto, ON - Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Aug. 31 - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theater
Sep. 01 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop *
Sep. 02 - Noblesville, IN - Klipsch Music Center
Sep. 04 - Chicago, IL - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Sep. 07 - Dallas, TX - Gexa Energy Pavilion
Sep. 09 - Albuquerque, NM - Isleta Amphitheater
Sep. 10 - Denver, CO - Summit Music Hall *
Sep. 11 - Salt Lake City, UT - USANA Amphitheater
Sep. 13 - Ridgefield, WA - Sunlight Supply Amphitheatre
Sep. 15 - Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena
Sep. 17 - Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand Garden Arena
Sep. 19 - Hollywood, CA - Hollywood Bowl
Sep. 21 - Phoenix, AZ - AK-Chin Pavilion
Sep. 24 - San Bernardino, CA - San Manuel Amphitheatre

* = RIVAL SONS only

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
Tel: +442083544111

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

Monday, June 06, 2016

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE BASSIST SIGNS WAKRAT TO EARACHE RECORDS

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE bassist and founding member Tim Commerford has signed a worldwide record deal with legendary UK-based independent label Earache Records for his new band WAKRAT.  Go to http://earache.com/wakrat to listen to the brand new track, "Generation Fucked".

As part of RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, Commerford has sold tens of millions of albums, played to countless fans across the globe and won two Grammy Awards.  Commerford then went on to form another hugely successful act, AUDIOSLAVE, with his former RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE bandmates Tom Morello and Brad Wilk, along with SOUNDGARDEN frontman Chris Cornell.

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE would briefly return in 2007 for another stint which led to some of the most legendary shows of the band's career, in turn scoring a UK Christmas number one single in 2009, with their track "Killing in the Name" taking the top spot on the charts from The X Factor for the first time in five years due to a fan-led Facebook campaign.

To celebrate the number one single, the band held a free concert for fans dubbed "The Rage Factor" in 2010.  Watch footage of the band performing "Killing in the Name" from the triumphant show at http://youtu.be/T8XiUrpn6u4

Tim Commerford is now returning in 2016 with WAKRAT, a brand new project which features Commerford on vocals and bass, Mathias Wakrat on drums, and Laurent Grangeon on guitar and vocals.  The band's debut album is due to be released later this year on Earache Records.

Tim Commerford comments: "We are gearing up to be on the offensive, assaulting the populous with our debut album on Earache Records.  We have put a shit load of blood and sweat into this and we want it back!  Our mission is to attack modern music and smash the grid.  Unapologetic, unrelenting, unbridled and uncensored.  Understood?"

Commerford this week promised to #MakeAmericaRageAgain with one of the most anticipated groups of the year - PROPHETS OF RAGE - reuniting with two of his former RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE bandmates, Tom Morello and Brad Wilk, with Chuck D (PUBLIC ENEMY) and B-Real (CYPRESS HILL) on vocals.

Earache's Tom Hadfield adds: "We are so excited to be working with Tim Commerford.  Since Rage Against The Machine, there has been a distinct lack of politically-charged bands around.  Corruption is everywhere and those responsible for the inequality and suffering need to be held accountable.  What better place than here, what better time than now."

See a photo of the band signing their record deal at http://www.instagram.com/p/BF2aAsYB4sT

Earache Records is one of the true independent pioneers of music and is famous for raging against the mainstream with many controversial and politically-charged acts, launching the careers of genre-leading names such as NAPALM DEATH, CARCASS, GODFLESH, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN and more recently RIVAL SONS.

Go to http://earache.com/wakrat to hear a brand new WAKRAT track, "Generation Fucked".

Get more WAKRAT news and info:

Official site - http://wakratband.com
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/Wakrat
Twitter - http://twitter.com/wakrat
Instagram - http://www.instagram.com/wakrat

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

THE WHITE BUFFALO PREMIERES 'I GOT YOU' VIDEO ON CLASH

American dark blues singer/songwriter THE WHITE BUFFALO has teamed up with Clash for the premiere of his brand new music video for the song "I Got You".

Taken from his new album 'Love and the Death of Damnation', "I Got You" is THE WHITE BUFFALO's first ever duet, featuring guest vocals from singer Audra Mae, who sang on AVICII's smash hit "Addicted to You" and is the great-great-niece of Judy Garland.

Watch the video for "I Got You" now on Clash at http://www.clashmusic.com/videos/premiere-the-white-buffalo-i-got-you

Get 'Love and the Death of Damnation' now in Europe on CD and vinyl with three exclusive bonus tracks at http://www.earache.com/twb

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

Led by singer/songwriter Jake Smith, THE WHITE BUFFALO is probably best known for his numerous song placements in the TV series Sons of Anarchy, including the series finale song "Come Join the Murder", which was co-written with series producer Kurt Sutter and nominated for an Emmy for "Outstanding Music and Lyrics".

Don't miss THE WHITE BUFFALO on tour in Europe this summer:

Jul. 17 - Bristol, UK - The Lantern
Jul. 18 - Newcastle, UK - O2 Academy 2
Jul. 19 - Glasgow, UK - O2 ABC
Jul. 21 - London, UK - Electric Ballroom
Jul. 22 - Birmingham, UK - O2 Institute 2
Jul. 23 - Maidstone, UK - Ramblin' Man Fair
Jul. 25 - Hamburg, Germany - Knust
Jul. 26 - Frankfurt, Germany - Batschkapp
Jul. 28 - Ravenna, Italy - Strade Blu Festival
Jul. 29 - Trieste, Italy - Hot In The City Festival
Jul. 30 - Brescia, Italy - Arena Sonica Festival

Get more news and info from THE WHITE BUFFALO:

Official site - http://thewhitebuffalo.com
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/thewhitebuffalomusic
Twitter - http://twitter.com/blancobuffalo
Instagram - http://instagram.com/buffaloco


UK PRESS - KAS MERCER
Mercenary Publicity
E-mail: kas@mercenarypublicity.com
Tel: +44(0)2083544111

VEKTOR CONFIRMED FOR THE UK'S BLOODSTOCK FESTIVAL

Highly complex progressive sci-fi-themed metallers VEKTOR are among the latest bands to be confirmed for this year's Bloodstock Open Air festival in the UK.

Taking place from August 11th - 14th at Catton Park in Derbyshire, the 2016 edition of Bloodstock sees VEKTOR joining a line-up which includes the likes of SLAYER, MASTODON, ANTHRAX, TWISTED SISTER, VENOM and more.  VEKTOR will be performing on Sunday, August 14th on the Sophie Lancaster Stage.

For tickets and more information about Bloodstock, head to http://www.bloodstock.uk.com

VEKTOR's brand new album 'Terminal Redux' is out now on CD, vinyl and digital platforms.  The album is the band's third full-length release and their first ever concept album, further exploring the themes that first appeared in the title track from their previous album, 2011's 'Outer Isolation'.

Get 'Terminal Redux' now on CD and limited edition coloured vinyl in Europe at http://webstore.earache.com/vektor or in North America at http://uswebstore.earache.com/vektor

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

'Terminal Redux' was recorded between the band's home studio and Panther Pro-Audio in Philadelphia, with additional mixing courtesy of Byron Filson at Villian Studios in Arizona.

View the album artwork, created by Adam Burke, at http://bit.ly/1SlGhI7

Don't miss VEKTOR on tour in Europe this summer:

Aug. 10 - Josefov, Czech Republic - Brutal Assault Festival
Aug. 12 - Leeuwarden, Netherlands - Into the Grave Festival
Aug. 14 - Derbyshire, UK - Bloodstock Open Air Festival
Aug. 16 - Dublin, Ireland - Voodoo Lounge
Aug. 17 - Manchester, UK - Star & Garter
Aug. 18 - London, UK - The Underworld
Aug. 19 - Tilburg, Netherlands - LittleDevil Bar
Aug. 20 - Mean, Belgium - Metal Mean Festival
Aug. 21 - Saint-Nolff, France - Motocultor Festival

Get more VEKTOR news and info:

Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/VektorOfficial
Twitter - http://twitter.com/vektormetal


EUROPEAN PRESS - BECKY LAVERTY
E-mail: becky@pioneermusicpress.com

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

Friday, May 20, 2016

RIVAL SONS RELEASE NEW TRACK 'TIED UP'; NEW ALBUM DROPS IN 3 WEEKS

Long Beach, California's RIVAL SONS have released another brand new track from their upcoming new album, 'Hollow Bones'.

"Tied Up" is the final song to be released from 'Hollow Bones' before the album hits stores in just three weeks time on June 10th - a date thousands of rock 'n' roll fans around the world are eagerly awaiting.

Listen to "Tied Up" now on YouTube at https://youtu.be/0G0NUgabdMU and subscribe for the latest music and videos at http://bit.ly/subscribe-earache-youtube

'Hollow Bones' was recorded at Nashville's LCS studios with Grammy-winning producer Dave Cobb and features nine brand new tracks of electrifying rock 'n' roll, including a breathtaking cover of "Black Coffee".

'Hollow Bones' is available to pre-order now on CD and limited edition coloured vinyl, including ultra-limited signed editions.  Reserve your copy now while supplies last at http://www.earache.com/hollowbones

The album is also available to pre-order now on iTunes, including instant downloads of the songs "Tied Up", "All That I Want" and "Hollow Bones Pt. 1", at http://bit.ly/hollowbones-itunes

View the 'Hollow Bones' cover art at http://bit.ly/1Sj2HsQ

Don't miss RIVAL SONS on "The End" world tour supporting BLACK SABBATH:

Jun. 01 - Budapest, Hungary - Groupama Arena
Jun. 03 - Nuremburg, Germany - Rock Im Park *
Jun. 05 - Mendig, Germany - Rock Am Ring *
Jun. 06 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg *
Jun. 08 - Berlin, Germany - Waldebuhne
Jun. 11 - Donington, UK - Download Festival *
Jun. 12 - Paris, France - Download Festival *
Jun. 13 - Verona, Italy - Arena Di Verona
Jun. 15 - Zurich, Switzerland - Hallenstadion
Jun. 18 - Dessel, Belgium - Graspop Metal Meeting *
Jun. 19 - Clisson, France - Hellfest
Jun. 23 - Halden, Norway - Tons of Rock *
Jun. 25 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Copenhell *
Jun. 27 - Leipzig, Germany - Werk 2 *
Jun. 28 - Vienna, Austria - Stadthalle
Jun. 30 - Prague, Czech Republic - O2 Arena
Jul. 02 - Krakow, Poland - Tauron Arena
Jul. 05 - Riga, Latvia - Arena Latvia
Jul. 07 - Helsinki, Finland - Monsters of Rock
Jul. 09 - Stockholm, Sweden - Monsters of Rock
Jul. 12 - Moscow, Russia - Olympisky Arena
Jul. 14 - Tonsberg, Norway - Slottsfjell Festival *

Aug. 17 - Wantagh, NY - Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Aug. 19 - Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center
Aug. 20 - Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom *
Aug. 21 - Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live
Aug. 23 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
Aug. 25 - Mansfield, MA - Xfinity Center
Aug. 26 - Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance *
Aug. 27 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
Aug. 29 - Toronto, ON - Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Aug. 31 - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theater
Sep. 01 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop *
Sep. 02 - Noblesville, IN - Klipsch Music Center
Sep. 04 - Chicago, IL - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Sep. 07 - Dallas, TX - Gexa Energy Pavilion
Sep. 09 - Albuquerque, NM - Isleta Amphitheater
Sep. 10 - Denver, CO - Summit Music Hall *
Sep. 11 - Salt Lake City, UT - USANA Amphitheater
Sep. 13 - Ridgefield, WA - Sunlight Supply Amphitheatre
Sep. 15 - Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena
Sep. 17 - Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand Garden Arena
Sep. 19 - Hollywood, CA - Hollywood Bowl
Sep. 21 - Phoenix, AZ - AK-Chin Pavilion
Sep. 24 - San Bernardino, CA - San Manuel Amphitheatre

* = RIVAL SONS only

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
Tel: +442083544111

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