Thursday, April 17, 2014

THE BROWNING KICK OFF U.S. TOUR WITH UPON THIS DAWNING TOMORROW

THE BROWNING are due to kick off a US tour with UPON THIS DAWNING tomorrow - Friday, April 18th - just a few weeks after THE BROWNING wrapped up a European trek with CHELSEA GRIN.

The "Across the Nation" tour starts off at the House of Blues in San Diego, California, and finishes up at the legendary Whiskey A Go Go in West Hollywood on May 18th.  Also performing alongside THE BROWNING and UPON THIS DAWNING are ADESTRIA, PHINEHAS and DAYSEEKER.

See THE BROWNING on tour at the following shows:

THE BROWNING w/ UPON THIS DAWNING, ADESTRIA, PHINEHAS, DAYSEEKER
Apr. 18 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues
Apr. 19 - Mesa, AZ - The Nile Theater
Apr. 20 - Tucson, AZ - The Rock
Apr. 22 - Austin, TX - Dirty Dog Bar
Apr. 23 - San Antonio, TX - Korova
Apr. 24 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
Apr. 25 - Dallas, TX - Tomcats West
Apr. 26 - St. Louis, MO - Fubar
Apr. 27 - Kansas City, MO - Granada Theater
Apr. 28 - Kokomo, IN - Center Stage
Apr. 30 - Buffalo, NY - Waiting Room
May 01 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
May 02 - Lemoyne, PA - The Champ
May 03 - Fayetteville, NC - The Drunken Horse Pub
May 04 - Springfield, VA - Empire
May 05 - Stanhope, NJ - Stanhope House
May 06 - Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock
May 07 - Amityville, NY - Revolution Music Hall
May 08 - Akron, OH - Rock Factory
May 09 - Joliet, IL - Mojoes
May 10 - Minneapolis, MN - Skyway Theater
May 11 - Des Moines, IA - Vaudeville Mews
May 13 - Denver, CO - The Roxy Theatre
May 14 - Salt Lake City, UT - In The Venue
May 16 - Sacramento, CA - Assembly Music Hall
May 17 - Santa Ana, CA - Malones Concert Venue
May 18 - West Hollywood, CA - Whisky A Go Go

View the Across the Nation tour flyer at http://bit.ly/1nedrJI

THE BROWNING's latest album, HYPERNOVA, is available now worldwide.  The album was recorded at Planet Red Studios in Richmond, Virginia with producer ANDREAS MAGNUSSON (THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, IMPENDING DOOM).

Get the album now from the Earache Webstore in North America at http://uswebstore.earache.com/the-browning

HYPERNOVA is also available on iTunes, including two exclusive bonus tracks, at http://bit.ly/16w079n

Watch THE BROWNING's music video for the track "Fifth Kind" at http://youtu.be/RgB-uzpCsDg

Get more news and info from THE BROWNING:

Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/TheBrowningOfficial
Twitter - http://twitter.com/thebrowningband


UK PRESS - THE NOISE CARTEL
Email: adam@thenoisecartel.com

USA NATIONAL PRESS - JON PEBSWORTH
Email: jon.pebsworth@centurymedia.com
Phone: +1(323)418-1400 ext. 147

USA TOUR PRESS - CHRIS PACIFICO
Email: RabbleRouserPublicity@gmail.com
Phone: +1(917)929-2098

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

RIVAL SONS ANNOUNCE UK TOUR DATES

Long Beach, California's RIVAL SONS have announced four intimate UK shows to celebrate the upcoming release of their new album, GREAT WESTERN VALKYRIE.

The band will be treating UK fans to special performances of brand new tracks, as well as fan-favourites, starting off with a show at the Scala in London on the album's release date of June 9th.

RIVAL SONS guitarist SCOTT HOLIDAY comments:

"We wanted to give fans something special, a chance to see us in small venues to celebrate the release of the new album.  We've been away a while, and these intimate warm-up shows for the festival season will give us the opportunity to play the tunes on the new album the day it's released in the UK.  Let's get close… and let's get it started!  We can't wait to get back out to you."

Tickets go on sale this Thursday, April 16th at http://bit.ly/rivalsonstickets

View the UK tour flyer at http://bit.ly/1m6QOUR

RIVAL SONS have also recently confirmed two shows supporting AEROSMITH, as well as a number of European and Canadian festivals, with more dates due to be announced soon.  See the band live at the following shows:

May 30 - Helsinki, Finland - Hartwall Arena (w/ AEROSMITH)
Jun. 01 - Stockholm, Sweden - Tele2 Arena (w/ AEROSMITH)
Jun. 05 - Berlin, Germany - C-Club
Jun. 06 - Nurburg, Germany - Rock Am Ring
Jun. 07 - Nuremburg, Germany - Rock Im Park

Jun. 09 - London, UK - Scala http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/rival-sons-tickets
Jun. 10 - Birmingham, UK - Academy 2 http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/rival-sons-tickets
Jun. 11 - Edinburgh, UK - Liquid Rooms http://www.gigsinscotland.com
Jun. 12 - Manchester, UK - Gorilla https://kililive.ticketabc.com/events/rival-sons-2

Jun. 20 - Sparta, IL - Copperhead Music Festival
Jun. 27 - Saint-Ephrem, QC - Woodstock en Beauce
Jul. 04 - Barrie, ON - Ranch Concert Hall (w/ THE TEA PARTY)
Jul. 05 - Thunder Bay, ON - Thunder Bay Blues Festival
Jul. 12 - Telluride, CO - The Ride Festival
Jul. 31 - Notodden, Norway - Notodden Blues Festival
Aug. 02 - Ostersund, Sweden - Storsjoyran Festival
Aug. 07 - Skanderborg, Denmark - Skanderborg Festival

RIVAL SONS' new album, GREAT WESTERN VALKYRIE, is available to pre-order now on digisleeve CD and limited edition coloured vinyl at http://www.earache.com/rs14

The album is also available to pre-order now on iTunes, including five exclusive pre-order only bonus tracks, plus three instant grat tracks available on the following dates:

"Electric Man" - available now
"Open My Eyes" - April 17th
"Good Things" - May 17th

Pre-order GREAT WESTERN VALKYRIE now on iTunes at http://bit.ly/gwv-itunes

Listen to preview clips from the full album, including bonus tracks, at http://youtu.be/4nEextIwbCc

New band photo to use http://bit.ly/1hESOTV

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 PUBLICIST - TALITA JENMAN
E-mail: talita@talita.info
Phone: +44(0)207 240 5002

RIVAL SONS USA PUBLICIST - JENNIE BODDY
E-mail: jennie@thefunstar.com

Friday, April 11, 2014

DIAMOND PLATE KICK OFF U.S. TOUR WITH HATCHET TONIGHT

Chicago metal trio DIAMOND PLATE are due to start a US tour tonight with Bay Area thrashers HATCHET.

DIAMOND PLATE wrapped up a five-week trek with EAST OF THE WALL this past Sunday, and are kicking off the "America Under Plague" tour tonight at the Downtown Lounge in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  Also joining DIAMOND PLATE and HATCHET on the tour are Colorado power metallers CELLADOR.

DIAMOND PLATE recently commented:

"Back in the early days of us playing shows in Chicago, Hatchet would always be the band from California that we looked forward to bringing out to our scene the most.  They even played Konrad's 18th birthday show.  Years later, we're pumped to finally hit the road with our friends and bring heavy music to new scenes across the USA.  The road for Diamond Plate doesn't end in 2014!"

Don't miss DIAMOND PLATE on tour with HATCHET and CELLADOR at the following shows:

Apr. 11 - Tulsa, OK - Downtown Lounge
Apr. 12 - Del City, OK - The Chameleon Room
Apr. 13 - McKinney, TX - The Boiler Room
Apr. 15 - Plano, TX - Scout Bar
Apr. 18 - Big Spring, TX - Sugars Bar
Apr. 22 - Las Vegas, NV - The Dive Bar
Apr. 23 - Phoenix, AZ - Club Red
Apr. 24 - Fullerton, CA - The Slidebar
Apr. 26 - Walnut Creek, CA - Red House Live
Apr. 30 - Sparks, NV - The Alley
May 01 - Salt Lake City, UT - Burt's Tiki Lounge
May 02 - Denver, CO - Moon Room

View the America Under Plague tour flyer at http://bit.ly/O28BAj

Get DIAMOND PLATE's new album, PULSE, on CD in the USA from CM Distro at http://bit.ly/176xt2F or get the album on iTunes at http://bit.ly/1dPuJ73

Watch DIAMOND PLATE's music video for the track "Dance With Reality" at http://youtu.be/awMKsnoyB_4

View a photo of DIAMOND PLATE at http://bit.ly/1lpx68T

Get more DIAMOND PLATE news and info:

Official site - http://www.diamondplateband.com
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/diamondplate1
Twitter - http://twitter.com/diamondplate1


USA NATIONAL PRESS - NIKKI LAW
E-mail: nikki.law@centurymedia.com
Phone: +1(323)418-1400 ext. 141

USA TOUR PRESS - CHRIS PACIFICO
E-mail: RabbleRouserPublicity@gmail.com
Phone: +1(917)929-2098

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

SAVAGE MESSIAH NOMINATED FOR METAL HAMMER GOLDEN GOD AWARD

London metallers SAVAGE MESSIAH have been nominated for an award at this year's Metal Hammer Golden Gods.

The band have been nominated in the "Best New Band" category, following the release of their new album, THE FATEFUL DARK, which has proven to be a hit amongst critics and fans alike.

SAVAGE MESSIAH frontman DAVE SILVER comments:

"We're feeling extremely honoured right now to be have been recognised by Metal Hammer and nominated for 'Best New Band' at this year's upcoming Golden Gods awards.  We're all serial attendees at the Gods so we know what a truly killer event it always is, and to take part in it as a nominee will be incredible.  We humbly ask that you go to their website and vote for us, as winning it would be a monumental achievement for our band!  We'd like to extend a massive thanks to everyone who has supported us and who continues to support Savage Messiah!"

Vote for SAVAGE MESSIAH in the "Best New Band" category at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods now at http://goldengods.metalhammer.co.uk/vote

Watch SAVAGE MESSIAH's music video for the track "Hellblazer", featuring famed London contortionist PIXIE LE KNOT (GAME OF THRONES Season 3, THE DEVIL INSIDE), at http://youtu.be/qMLgbl7yU98

SAVAGE MESSIAH members DAVE SILVER and JOFF BAILEY recently took over the Lyn Connolly Rock Residency on Roundhouse Radio, with the show due to air on Tuesday, April 15th from 11pm to midnight UK time.  Tune in then at http://www.roundhouse.org.uk/roundhouse-radio

Don't miss SAVAGE MESSIAH on tour at the following shows:

Apr. 19 - Norwich, UK - Thrashersaurus Festival
Apr. 28 - London, UK - Underworld (w/ TOXIK)
May 17 - San Antonio, Ibiza - Hard Rock Hell Road Trip
Jun. 28 - South Lanarkshire, UK - Les-Fest
Jul. 19 - Manchester, UK - SOS Festival
Aug. 16 - Kettering, UK - Alt-Fest
Dec. 13 - London, UK - Underworld (w/ LAWNMOWER DETH, EVIL SCARECROW)

Get more SAVAGE MESSIAH news and info:

Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/SavageMessiahMetal
Twitter - http://twitter.com/savagemessiah


USA NATIONAL PRESS - NIKKI LAW
E-mail: nikki.law@centurymedia.com
Phone: +1(323)418-1400 ext. 141

USA TOUR PRESS - CHRIS PACIFICO
E-mail: RabbleRouserPublicity@gmail.com
Phone: +1(917)929-2098

EARACHE PRESS
E-mail: emma@earache.com

Monday, April 07, 2014

LAWNMOWER DETH LAUNCH 'OOH CRIKEY' CD/LP REISSUE KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN

British madcap thrashers LAWNMOWER DETH have launched a Kickstarter campaign to re-press their 1990 debut album, "OOH CRIKEY IT'S… LAWNMOWER DETH", after recently being confirmed to play at this year's Download Festival on Saturday, June 14th.

Having been unavailable for nearly twenty years, repeated demands from hardcore fans has led LAWNMOWER DETH and Earache to launch a campaign to get the album remastered and reissued, with a range of suitably-mad items concocted for fans to pledge for and all profits going to the Sophie Lancaster Foundation.

LAWNMOWER DETH frontman PETE "QUALCAST MUTILATOR" LEE comments:

"You know that giddy feeling you get.  The one when you're 9 and 3/4 old, that one where it makes you kick your legs, the one that makes you run down hills going 'urgh-urgh-urgh-urgh-urgh'.  You mean you've forgotten?  Fear not.  Here's how to get it back.  Them lovely people at Earache and now honorary buffoons have decided, after your years of pestering, to reissue the now legendary opus that is 'Dark Side of the Moon'.  Ok, they couldn't get that, but they have got 'Ooh Crikey It's…'.  Horns.  Heard ya!  And not only that, all profits will go to our most favourite and deserving charity, The Sophie Lancaster Foundation.  We need your pledges, now!  Show us the money.  Show SOPHIE the money.  You can always chuck the vinyl away afterwards."

If the campaign is successful, "OOH CRIKEY IT'S…" will be reissued on CD and vinyl in a limited print run, remastered from the original tapes in Full Dynamic Range (FDR) audio, which allows the music's nuances to shine through, giving the album a more ferocious, immersive and dynamic sound than ever before.

Fans can pledge now for signed band photos, "OOH CRIKEY IT'S…" CDs, FDR vinyl in a range of colours, never before released demo tracks, your name in the credits of the entire CD and vinyl print run and, in true LAWNMOWER DETH style, signed original Weebles (rare vintage toys), a "Satan's Trampoline", adopt-a-sheep, and even a Qualcast lawnmower signed by the band.

Also available is one pair of VIP day passes to this year's Download Festival on the day that LAWNMOWER DETH are performing, including a meet & greet with the band themselves.

Pledge now and get your hands on a limited edition "OOH CRIKEY IT'S…" re-press and other one-of-a-kind collectibles at http://bit.ly/oohcrikey2014

Please note there is no risk when pledging, as money will only be taken if the campaign reaches its target, at which point production will begin.

Get other LAWNMOWER DETH music and merch from the Earache Webstore in Europe at http://webstore.earache.com/lawnmower-deth or in North America at http://uswebstore.earache.com/lawnmower-deth

Get more LAWNMOWER DETH news and info at http://www.lawnmowerdeth.co.uk


EARACHE PRESS
E-mail: emma@earache.com

Friday, April 04, 2014

BLACKBERRY SMOKE UK TOUR TICKETS ON SALE NOW

Atlanta-based southern rockers BLACKBERRY SMOKE announced dates earlier this week for a European tour, with tickets now on sale for the UK leg.

Following an exclusive pre-sale for UK fans on Wednesday, tickets are now on sale to the general public and sure to be snapped up fast following the band's recent sold out UK tour.  BLACKBERRY SMOKE's latest album, THE WHIPPOORWILL, was released in Europe in February and stormed into the UK albums chart at number 30.

Get tickets for the UK shows now at http://bit.ly/bbs-tickets

See BLACKBERRY SMOKE on tour in Europe at the following shows:

Oct. 15 - Dublin, Ireland - The Academy
Oct. 16 - Glasgow, UK - O2 ABC
Oct. 17 - Manchester, UK - The Ritz
Oct. 19 - London, UK - O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire
Oct. 21 - Cambridge, UK - Junction
Oct. 22 - Birmingham, UK - The Institute

Oct. 24 - Paris, France - Alhambra
Oct. 25 - Cologne, Germany - Kantine
Oct. 26 - Hengelo, Netherlands - Metropool
Oct. 27 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg
Oct. 29 - Leuven, Belgium - Depot
Oct. 30 - Mannheim, Germany - Alte Seilerei
Oct. 31 - Zurich, Switzerland - Komplex Klub
Nov. 02 - Nuremburg, Germany - Hirsh
Nov. 03 - Berlin, Germany - C-Club
Nov. 04 - Esbjerg, Denmark - Tobakken
Nov. 06 - Malmo, Sweden - KB
Nov. 07 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Tradgarn
Nov. 08 - Oslo, Norway - John Dee
Nov. 09 - Stockholm, Sweden - Tryol

View the tour flyer at http://bit.ly/1k80z7R

THE WHIPPOORWILL (3 BONUS TRACK UK/EU EDITION) is available now on digipak CD and limited edition coloured vinyl LP.  The album is also available in an ultra-limited edition pine box set for collectors and mega-fans.  The authentic pine box is hand-stencilled by the band members themselves, and includes the album on exclusive white vinyl signed by the band, an album cover t-shirt, BLACKBERRY SMOKE playing cards and two BLACKBERRY SMOKE shot glasses.  Get the album now at http://www.earache.com/bbs

THE WHIPPOORWILL is also available now on iTunes, including the three European bonus tracks plus two more exclusive tracks, at http://bit.ly/bbsitunes

Watch BLACKBERRY SMOKE's new music video for the track "Shakin' Hands With the Holy Ghost" at http://youtu.be/K9NvO3hf1sg

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

THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT PREMIERE 'TAKE IT BACK' VIDEO

Britain's best loved rock 'n' roll band, THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT, have released a brand new music video for the track "Take It Back".

Taken from their self-titled debut album, the video for "Take It Back" was filmed with director CHARLIE MILLER of The Mono Grande, and is premiering now on the homepage of Clash Magazine at http://bit.ly/ttmclash

THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT's debut album stormed into the UK album charts at number 12 on its release in September 2013, and since then the band have gone from strength to strength, selling out concert venues around the UK and Europe.

The band have just wrapped up a string of European dates and will be returning to the UK to kick off a headlining tour on April 21st, before heading back to continental Europe for a second leg of shows.

Join the Movement at the following shows:

Apr. 21 - Lincoln, UK - Engine Shed
Apr. 22 - Wolverhampton, UK - Wulfrun Hall
Apr. 23 - Manchester, UK - Academy 2
Apr. 25 - Glasgow, UK - Queen Margaret Union (SOLD OUT)
Apr. 26 - Aberdeen, UK - The Lemon Tree (SOLD OUT)
Apr. 27 - Newcastle, UK - Newcastle University
Apr. 28 - Leeds, UK - Leeds Metropolitan University
Apr. 30 - London, UK - O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire
May 01 - Oxford, UK - O2 Academy
May 02 - Portsmouth, UK - Guildhall
May 03 - Cardiff, UK - Cardiff University Great Hall

May 07 - Brussels, Belgium - AB Club
May 08 - Cologne, Germany - Blue Shell
May 09 - Frankfurt, Germany - Zoom
May 10 - Nyon, Switzerland - La Parenthese
May 12 - Stuttgart, Germany - Keller Club
May 14 - Paris, France - Le Nouveau Casino
May 15 - Roubaix, France - La Cave au Poetes
May 16 - Dordrecht, Netherlands - Bibelot Power Stage
May 17 - Haarlem, Netherlands - Patronaat

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

Get tickets now at http://smarturl.it/ttmtickets

THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT's self-titled debut album is available now in Europe on CD, vinyl LP with two bonus tracks, and cassette tape.  Get the album now at http://www.earache.com/ttm

The album is also available now on iTunes, including two bonus tracks, at http://bit.ly/ttm-itunes

Look out for an exclusive THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT Record Store Day 7" vinyl featuring covers of "Up in the Sky" by OASIS and "Tender" by BLUR, available at independent record stores around the UK on April 19th.

Get more news and info from THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT:

Official site - http://www.thetemperancemovement.com
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/TheTemperanceMovement
Twitter - http://twitter.com/ttm_tweets


PRESS - BARBARA CHARONE AT MBC PR
E-mail: bc@mbcpr.com

REGIONAL RADIO - STEVE DINWOODIE
E-mail: steve.raisedonradio@tinyworld.co.uk

NATIONAL RADIO & TV - JULIAN SPEAR
E-mail: julian@turnerspear.com

Monday, March 31, 2014

BLACKBERRY SMOKE ANNOUNCE OCTOBER UK TOUR

Hotly-tipped southern rock outfit, BLACKBERRY SMOKE have confirmed a string of UK shows for this Autumn.

The Atlanta-based outfit unleashed their UK debut album, 'The Whippoorwill' in February, gatecrashing the UK album chart at #30 and selling out their first UK tour even with a string of upgraded venues.  

The Guardian gave the album four out of five stars, and The Times similarly rated the live show, observing that the five-piece "brought a little bit of Georgia sunshine to a rainy night in London".  With both Classic Rock and MOJO magazines tipping the band for the top in 2014, tickets for these new shows are sure to be snapped up fast.

The new dates rack up as follows:

Wed 15th Oct - DUBLIN Academy
Thu 16th Oct - GLASGOW O2 ABC
Fri 17th Oct - MANCHESTER Ritz
Sun 19th Oct - LONDON O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Tue 21st Oct - CAMBRIDGE Junction
Wed 22nd Oct - BIRMINGHAM Institute

Tickets go on pre-sale at 9am Wednesday 2nd April at http://blackberrysmoke.seetickets.com and on general sale from 9am Friday 4th April over at http://www.livenation.co.uk 

Vocalist and guitarist, Charlie Starr enthuses, "Our last European tour was just too damn short, so we can't wait to come back and play for the people who couldn't make it to the last shows."  Guitarist Paul Jackson underlines that, stating; "We had a blast in Europe on the last tour and can't wait to head back over for the Fall run.  The country and people were amazing and beautiful. So much excitement and great getting to hang and shake hands with everyone."

The UK edition of 'The Whippoorwill' album features three extra bonus tracks and can be picked up over at iTunes - http://bit.ly/bbsitunes.  Various special edition bundles are available from http://www.earache.com/bbs, including a selection of different coloured vinyl and an ultra-rare collector's wooden box-set that includes white vinyl signed by the band, a t-shirt and Blackberry Smoke shot glasses and playing cards.  

Check out this little 'Introduction to Blackberry Smoke' to see what all the fuss is about: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1L1lHiHOXFE

For further info or interview opportunities with BLACKBERRY SMOKE, contact michelle@cosanostrapr.com.  You can also point your mouse at the BLACKBERRY SMOKE online pages at;

Website: www.blackberrysmoke.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/blackberrysmoke
Twitter: www.twitter.com/blackberrysmoke