Thursday, June 25, 2015

KAGOULE PREMIERE 'GLUE' MUSIC VIDEO ON VEVO

Nottingham alt-rock trio KAGOULE have premiered their new music video for the track "Glue" on VEVO.

The medieval-themed video was filmed with director Katia Ganfield (VINCE KIDD, LOYLE CARNER, T?L?, VUVUVULTURES) at Rickney Farm and Grubbs Burgers in Brighton and sees the band donning an assortment of handmade vintage garments for a truly eye-catching performance.

Watch "Glue" now on VEVO at http://vevo.ly/FBWdcw

The video is also available to watch on YouTube at https://youtu.be/Tv2l4ilSsMk

KAGOULE singer/guitarist Cai Burns speaks about how the song came to be:

"Glue popped into existence on New Year's Day of 2014.  The frame of the song was sat as a garage band file called 'so damn stuck' and it was a troublesome little dude.  Refused to be written.  I'm not sure exactly where my mind was on January 1st but it definitely wasn't in my head.  The next day I noticed this weird guitar riff I'd added that must've bypassed my brain was sat on top of the verse.  I layered some sticky lyrics on top of it and it was born, covered in a thick, pale afterbirth.  Ready to be plated, garnished and served."

Video director Katia Ganfield comments:

"The video is open to interpretation.  Rather than spoon-feeding a narrative to the audience as many strains of media adopt today, the aim is to encourage the viewer to adopt an open mind, inspiring philosophical thinking and sociological awareness.

"Carefully structured symbolic visuals aim to depict a dystopian reality (and the breaking of) through the characters and locations, which tie in with the song's lyrics, emanating illusions of grandeur, embroiled in blissful denial.  The knight character serves as a metaphor for our disenchantment and increasing apathy towards the wider socio-political conditions at play.  His tedious nature, though surrounded by frivolous opulence, aims to represent the disengaged electorate."

"Glue" is taken from KAGOULE's highly-anticipated debut album, 'Urth', which is due to be released on August 21st worldwide.  Pre-order the album now on CD and vinyl at http://www.earache.com/kagoule

'Urth' is also available to pre-order now on iTunes, including an exclusive bonus track plus instant downloads of the songs "Glue" and "Gush".  Pre-order now at http://bit.ly/urth-itunes

Don't miss KAGOULE on tour in the UK:

Jun. 25 - Manchester, UK - Kraak Gallery
Jun. 26 - London, UK - Kopparberg Urban Forest Festival
Jun. 26 - London, UK - British Summer Time Hyde Park Festival
Jul. 04 - Preston, UK - The Ferret
Jul. 09 - Wakefield, UK - Warehouse (w/ JOHNNY MARR)
Jul. 10 - Nottingham, UK - Rescue Rooms (w/ JOHNNY MARR)
Jul. 11 - London, UK - Second Home
Jul. 25 - Birmingham, UK - One Beat Festival @ Canon Hill Park
Jul. 25 - Sheffield, UK - Tramlines Festival @ The Great Gatsby
Jul. 25 - Sheffield, UK - Tramlines Festival @ University Arms
Aug. 04 - London, UK - The Barfly

Get more KAGOULE news and info:

Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/KagouleUK
Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/Kagoule


KAGOULE PRESS - JOE PARRY
Division Promotions
E-mail: joe@divisionpromotions.com
Phone: +44(0)208 962 8282

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

BITERS ANNOUNCE DEBUT UK TOUR

Hotly tipped, rock n' roll rabble rousers, BITERS have announced their debut UK tour for September in support of the 7th August release of 'Electric Blood', their debut album for Earache Records. 

The band are already picking up supporters at UK media, with playlists on Planet Rock Radio and Team Rock for lead single, 'Restless Hearts', Kerrang! magazine dubbing them "electrifying punk n' roll" and Classic Rock magazine proclaiming "If anyone's going to bring the good times back, you'd do worse than to put your money on Biters," the future's looking bright for the Atlanta-based party starters.

Check out this introduction to BITERS: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jy5NtFLGREs and listen to another album track, 'Low Lives In Hi-Definition' here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJ8vGHh7CXA.

BITERS' firebrand frontman Tuk is excited for his UK trip this September, explaining, "When I think of the UK, I think of the legendary rock n' roll it created. For me growing up in rural Georgia, the UK always had this larger than life aura surrounding it.  The band is honoured to be able to blaze the same trail as some of our biggest heroes and influences."

Dates rack up as follows:

Fri 25th Sep - LONDON Barfly Jubilee Club
Sat 26th Sep - NOTTINGHAM Rock City
Sun 27th Sep - SOUTHAMPTON Joiners
Mon 28th Sep - BRISTOL Thekla
Tue 29th Sep - NORWICH Waterfront Studio
Fri 2nd Oct - LEEDS Key Club
Sat 3rd Oct - GLASGOW Stereo
Mon 5th Oct - NEWCASTLE Think Tank
Tue 6th Oct - LONDON Borderline
Wed 7th Oct - WOLVERHAMPTON Slade Rooms
Thu 8th Oct - MANCHESTER Ruby Lounge
Fri 9th Oct - SHEFFIELD Corporation

View the tour flyer at http://bit.ly/1He8R9L

Tickets are on sale now from box offices, all usual agents and online at www.livenation.co.uk/artist/biters-tickets or www.seetickets.com.

The album is available to pre-order on iTunes - http://bit.ly/electricblood-itunes - with an exclusive bonus track, as well as instant downloads of 'Restless Hearts' and 'Low Lives in Hi Definition'.  You can also pre-order the album on CD and limited edition coloured vinyl over at http://www.earache.com/biters

For more info on BITERS, email michelle@cosanostrapr.com or point your mouse at the following: 

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

Band shot - http://bit.ly/1KlWMfE

Monday, June 22, 2015

EX-EVILE GUITARIST OL DRAKE: DEBUT SOLO ALBUM OUT NOW IN EUROPE

'Old Rake', the debut solo album from ex-EVILE guitarist Ol Drake, is out now in Europe.

Ol Drake's first solo project since leaving UK thrashers EVILE in 2013 showcases the six-string shredder's undeniable talent with nine tracks of instrumental guitar which encompass a myriad of styles, including flat-out shredding, classical, progressive, melodic and acoustic.

'Old Rake' was recorded with producer and former DEATH, TESTAMENT and OBITUARY guitarist James Murphy and features guest appearances from the likes of Murphy, Gary Holt (EXODUS, SLAYER), and Josh Middleton (SYLOSIS).  Drums on the entire album were performed by FEAR FACTORY sticksman Mike Heller.

'Old Rake' is available now on CD, with a number of limited edition signed CDs available while stocks last.  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.

Get the 'Old Rake' CD, signed CD and official tab book now in Europe at http://webstore.earache.com/ol-drake

'Old Rake' is also available now in Europe on iTunes, including an exclusive bonus track, 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 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


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Friday, June 19, 2015

RIVAL SONS REVEAL FULL EUROPEAN SUMMER TOUR DATES

Long Beach, California's RIVAL SONS have revealed the full list of dates for their upcoming European summer tour, including a very special show supporting rock legends AC/DC on July 6th.

The tour kicks off next Tuesday, June 23rd in Italy with two shows supporting former GUNS N' ROSES guitar hero SLASH, followed by a mixture of headlining shows and festivals across the continent, including the UK's biggest and most well-known festival, Glastonbury.

Don't miss RIVAL SONS on tour in Europe at the following shows:

Jun. 23 - Rome, Italy - Rock in Roma (w/ SLASH)
Jun. 24 - Assago, Italy - Milano Summer Festival (w/ SLASH)
Jun. 25 - Cologne, Germany - Luxor
Jun. 26 - Odense, Denmark - Tinderbox Festival
Jun. 28 - Shepton Mallet, UK - Glastonbury Festival
Jun. 29 - Swansea, UK - Sin City
Jun. 30 - Wrexham, UK - Central Station
Jul. 01 - Northampton, UK - The Roadmender
Jul. 03 - Nort-sur-Erdre, France - La Nuit de l'Erdre Festival
Jul. 04 - Arras, France - Main Square Festival
Jul. 06 - Dessel, Belgium - Graspop Festival Park (w/ AC/DC)
Jul. 08 - Luxembourg, Luxembourg - Den Atelier
Jul. 09 - Nimes, France - Les Arènes (w/ LENNY KRAVITZ)
Jul. 10 - Aix-les-Bains, France - Festival Musilac
Jul. 11 - Morzine, France - Harley Days Festival
Jul. 13 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Konzertfabrik Z7
Jul. 14 - Munich, Germany - Backstage
Jul. 16 - Dour, Belgium - Dour Festival
Jul. 17 - Tromso, Norway - Bukta
Jul. 18 - Nordfjordeid, Norway - Malakoff Festival
Jul. 19 - Salacgriva, Latvia - Positivus Festival
Jul. 22 - Frankfurt, Germany - Zoom
Jul. 24 - Patrimonio, France - Les Nuits de la Guitare Festival
Jul. 25 - Lichtenvoorde, Netherlands - Zwarte Cross
Jul. 26 - Maidstone, UK - Ramblin' Man Fair
Aug. 07 - Sheffield, UK - The Plug
Aug. 08 - Belladrum, UK - Belladrum Festival
Aug. 10 - Sunderland, UK - The Point
Aug. 12 - Hamburg, Germany - Knust
Aug. 13 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Tradgardsforeningen
Aug. 14 - Bergen, Norway - Ole Bull Scene
Aug. 15 - Gvarv, Norway - Kartfestivalen
Aug. 17 - Malmo, Sweden - Malmofestivalen

View the tour flyer at http://bit.ly/1STnjH9

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 one 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/1K1MZND

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

Monday, June 15, 2015

EX-EVILE GUITARIST OL DRAKE: FULL DEBUT ALBUM STREAMING NOW ON DEEZER

Ex-EVILE guitarist Ol Drake has teamed up with music streaming service Deezer for an exclusive pre-stream of his debut solo album, 'Old Rake'.

After leaving UK thrashers EVILE in 2013, Ol set to work on his first solo project, crafting an album which showcases the guitarists undeniable talent in a whole spectrum of styles, including flat-out shredding, classical, progressive, melodic and acoustic.

'Old Rake' was recorded with producer and former DEATH, TESTAMENT and OBITUARY guitarist James Murphy and features guest appearances from the likes of Murphy, Gary Holt (EXODUS, SLAYER) and Josh Middleton (SYLOSIS).  FEAR FACTORY sticksman Mike Heller performs drums on the entire album.

Listen to the full 'Old Rake' album now on Deezer at http://bit.ly/oldrakewwps01

'Old Rake' is officially released next Monday, 22nd in Europe and the day after in the USA.  The album is available to pre-order on CD and limited edition signed CD while supplies last.  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

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


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Online: Nina Potthoff - nina@thenoisecartel.com
Radio: Steph Van Spronsen - steph@thenoisecartel.com

Friday, June 12, 2015

KAGOULE ANNOUNCED FOR BRITISH SUMMER TIME HYDE PARK FESTIVAL

Nottingham alt-rock trio KAGOULE have been announced for this year's British Summer Time festival in London's Hyde Park.

The rising teenage rockers will be performing on Friday 26th June on the PlayStation Music stage, joining a line-up of artists such as THE WHO, PAUL WELLER, KAISER CHIEFS, JOHNNY MARR and more.

For tickets and more information about British Summer Time Hyde Park, go to http://www.bst-hydepark.com

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

Don't miss KAGOULE live at the following shows:

Jun. 20 - Leicester, UK - The Cookie Jar
Jun. 25 - Manchester, UK - Kraak Gallery
Jun. 26 - London, UK - BST Hyde Park
Jun. 26 - London, UK - Kopparberg Urban Forest
Jul. 04 - Preston, UK - The Ferret
Jul. 09 - Wakefield, UK - Warehouse (w/ JOHNNY MARR)
Jul. 10 - Nottingham, UK - Rescue Rooms (w/ JOHNNY MARR)
Jul. 25 - Birmingham, UK - One Beat Festival @ Canon Hill Park
Jul. 25 - Sheffield, UK - Tramlines Festival @ The Great Gatsby
Jul. 25 - Sheffield, UK - Tramlines Festival @ University Arms

KAGOULE's highly-anticipated debut album, 'Urth', is due to be released on August 21st worldwide.  Pre-order the album now on CD and vinyl at http://www.earache.com/kagoule

'Urth' is also available to pre-order now on iTunes, including an exclusive bonus track plus instant downloads of the songs "Glue" and "Gush".  Pre-order now at http://bit.ly/urth-itunes

Get more KAGOULE news and info:

Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/KagouleUK
Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/Kagoule


KAGOULE PRESS - JOE PARRY
Division Promotions
E-mail: joe@divisionpromotions.com
Phone: +44(0)208 962 8282

BLACKBERRY SMOKE ANNOUNCE NOVEMBER UK TOUR DATES

Atlanta southern rockers BLACKBERRY SMOKE have announced a string of headlining UK shows, starting on November 3rd in Birmingham.

The dates are part of the band's recently announced European tour in support of their latest album, 'Holding All the Roses', which landed in numerous top 20 charts around Europe on its release.

BLACKBERRY SMOKE comment:

"We love playing our music for the fantastic UK audiences... Can't wait to get back over and do it again!"

BLACKBERRY SMOKE are also on the road in Europe right now with just a few UK shows left, culminating in a main stage slot at the legendary Download festival on Sunday alongside the likes of KISS, MÖTLEY CRÜE and SLASH.

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

Jun. 12 - Edinburgh, UK - Liquid Room
Jun. 13 - Aberdeen, UK - Garage
Jun. 14 - Derbyshire, UK - Download Festival

Oct. 17 - Madrid, Spain - Sala Arena
Oct. 18 - Barcelona, Spain - Bikini
Oct. 20 - Paris, France - Trabendo
Oct. 22 - Milan, Italy - Alcatraz
Oct. 23 - Zurich, Switzerland - Dynamo
Oct. 24 - Vienna, Austria - Flex
Oct. 26 - Berlin, Germany - C-Club
Oct. 27 - Hamburg, Germany - Gruenspan
Oct. 29 - Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser Medis
Oct. 30 - Lund, Sweden - Mejeriet
Nov. 01 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso

Nov. 03 - Birmingham, UK - Academy
Nov. 04 - Sheffield, UK - Academy
Nov. 05 - Newcastle, UK - Academy
Nov. 06 - Manchester, UK - Academy
Nov. 08 - London, UK - Forum

View the UK tour flyer at http://bit.ly/1MLvYqP and the full European tour flyer at http://bit.ly/1GARazh

'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 at Europe at http://www.earache.com/bbs

The album is also available now on iTunes, including an exclusive bonus track, 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

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

EX-EVILE GUITARIST OL DRAKE PREMIERES NEW TRACK 'HAN VALEN' ON METAL HAMMER

Former EVILE lead guitarist Ol Drake has teamed up with Metal Hammer UK for the premiere of a brand new track, "Han Valen".

The first song on Ol Drake's debut solo album 'Old Rake' - and second track to be released following "Guitarists Playing Guitars" in April - "Han Valen" once again showcases the six-string shredder's wide range of influences and mind-boggling talent.  'Old Rake' is due to be released on June 22nd.

Listen to "Han Valen" now over at Metal Hammer at http://bit.ly/1dwhhLX

Ol Drake comments:

"Welcome to the first track on my solo album thing.  It is entitled 'Han Valen' for absolutely no reason and isn't implying anything at all.

"The intro which goes on for 7 years was written when I was about 16 while showing a friend of mine online (Hammy) how to tap on the guitar.  When it came to doing this album I thought it would make a cool addition.  With drums from Mike Heller (MALIGNANCY, FEAR FACTORY) and orchestration on the intro by Zino Von Hamersveld, it's definitely a song for guitarists to dig their teeth into.  If you want to learn how to play it, there is a guitar and bass tab and notation book available, notated by that me person.

"Hope you all enjoy!  If you like what you hear, please support the project and get an order in!"

With less than two weeks until its release, now's the time to reserve your copy of 'Old Rake' to avoid disappointment!  The album is available on CD, with a number of limited edition signed CDs available on a first-come, first-serve basis.  For anyone brave enough, there's 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 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

'Old Rake' 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


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