Friday, February 05, 2016

VEKTOR KICK OFF NORTH AMERICAN TOUR TONIGHT, JOIN VOIVOD TOMORROW

Philadelphia-based sci-fi thrashers VEKTOR are due to kick off a North American tour tonight - Friday, February 5th.

Following tonight's show in Hamden, Connecticut, VEKTOR will then be joining up with Canadian prog-thrashers VOIVOD tomorrow for the month-long trek, which comes shortly before the release of VEKTOR's eagerly-anticipated new album, 'Terminal Redux', on May 6th.  The first single from the album, "Ultimate Artificer", is available to listen to now at http://youtu.be/WNmHtWERWyw

Excited at the opportunity to tour with one of their greatest influences, VEKTOR vocalist/guitarist David DiSanto simply exclaimed: "HOLY SHIT, WE'RE TOURING WITH VOIVOD!!!"

Don't miss VEKTOR on tour with VOIVOD:

VEKTOR w/ VOIVOD, EIGHT BELLS
Feb. 05 - Hamden, CT - Outer Space Ballroom (no VOIVOD)
Feb. 06 - Providence, RI - Fete Ballroom
Feb. 07 - New York, NY - Gramercy Theatre
Feb. 08 - Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts
Feb. 09 - Morgantown, WV - Mainstage
Feb. 10 - Pittsburgh, PA - Altar Bar
Feb. 11 - Asbury Park, NJ - Stone Pony
Feb. 12 - Lancaster, PA - Chameleon Club
Feb. 13 - Washington, DC - Black Cat
Feb. 14 - Richmond, VA - Strange Matter
Feb. 16 - Raleigh, NC - Kings
Feb. 18 - Charlotte, NC - Neighborhood Theatre
Feb. 19 - Sanford, FL - West End Trading Co.
Feb. 20 - Ybor City, FL - The Orpheum
Feb. 21 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
Feb. 22 - Knoxville, TN - The Concourse
Feb. 23 - Newport, KY - Southgate House Revival
Feb. 24 - Chicago, IL - The Abbey Pub
Feb. 25 - Cudahy, WI - The Metal Grill
Feb. 26 - St. Paul, MN - The Amsterdam
Feb. 27 - Omaha, NE - Waiting Room
Feb. 28 - St. Louis, MO - Firebird*
Feb. 29 - Louisville, KY - Zanzabar*
Mar. 01 - Valpariso, IN - Big Shots*
Mar. 02 - Columbus, OH - A&R Music Bar*
Mar. 03 - Ferndale, MI - The Loving Touch*
Mar. 04 - Toronto, ON - Mod Club*
Mar. 05 - Hamilton, ON - This Ain't Hollywood*
* = VEKTOR and BLACK FAST supporting VOIVOD

VEKTOR's first two albums, 'Black Future' and 'Outer Isolation', have been re-released on limited edition vinyl.  Get your copies now in Europe at http://webstore.earache.com/vektor or in North America at http://uswebstore.earache.com/vektor

Both VEKTOR albums are also available now on iTunes at http://apple.co/1Nfg4IF

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

BITERS RELEASE GRINDHOUSE-INSPIRED '1975' MUSIC VIDEO

Atlanta rock 'n' roll punks BITERS have released a brand new music video for their track "1975".

Taken from their new album, 'Electric Blood' - which was ranked in the top 25 albums of 2015 by Kerrang! magazine - the grindhouse-inspired video for "1975" stars BITERS frontman Tuk Smith as Dino "Body Bags" Deluca as he faces off against a deadly girl gang out for revenge.  The video was filmed with director Video Rahim (MASTODON, BLACKBERRY SMOKE), who also worked with the band on their videos for "Restless Hearts" and "Low Lives in Hi Definition".

BITERS frontman Tuk Smith comments:

"This is the most fun I've ever had making a video.  You can't go wrong with a switchblade-toting girl gang!  It's a nod to '70s grindhouse cinema and it's a whole lotta fun!"

Watch the official video for "1975" now at http://www.kerrang.com/40208/k-tour-stars-biters-release-new-video-for-1975

BITERS' new album 'Electric Blood' is out now worldwide on CD and limited edition vinyl.  Get your copy now at http://www.earache.com/biters

The album is also available now on iTunes with an exclusive bonus track at http://bit.ly/electricblood-itunes

Don't miss BITERS on tour in the UK and Europe:

Feb. 10 - Dublin, Ireland - The Academy *
Feb. 11 - Cardiff, UK - Cardiff University Great Hall *
Feb. 12 - Birmingham, UK - Institute *
Feb. 13 - Glasgow, UK - O2 ABC *
Feb. 15 - Newcastle, UK - Newcastle University *
Feb. 16 - Norwich, UK - The Nick Rayns LCR, UEA *
Feb. 18 - Manchester, UK - Albert Hall *
Feb. 19 - London, UK - O2 Forum Kentish Town *
Feb. 20 - London, UK - Boston Music Rooms
Feb. 22 - Frankfurt, Germany - Nachtleben
Feb. 23 - Munich, Germany - Garage Deluxe
Feb. 24 - Cologne, Germany - MTC
Feb. 25 - Berlin, Germany - Auster Club
Feb. 26 - Hamburg, Germany - Rock Cafe St. Pauli
Feb. 27 - Copenhagen, Denmark - High Voltage
Feb. 29 - Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser Strand
Mar. 02 - Helsinki, Finland - Tavastia

* = Kerrang! Tour 2016

Get your tickets now at http://tinyurl.com/biterstour

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

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

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT KICK OFF EUROPEAN LEG OF 'WHITE BEAR' TOUR TONIGHT

British rock 'n' rollers THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT are kicking off the second leg of their tour tonight in Paris in support of their brand new album, 'White Bear'.

The band recently wrapped up the UK leg of the tour with an unforgettable performance at the O2 Forum in London, and have just arrived in mainland Europe for the next leg, before jetting off to Canada in a few weeks.

Don't miss THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT on tour in Europe:

Feb. 03 - Paris, France - Point Ephemere
Feb. 04 - Kortrijk, Belgium - De Kruen
Feb. 05 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg
Feb. 08 - Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser Medis
Feb. 09 - Oslo, Norway - John Dee
Feb. 10 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Sticky Fingers
Feb. 11 - Malmö, Sweden - KB
Feb. 13 - Hamburg, Germany - Knust
Feb. 14 - Cologne, Germany - Luxor
Feb. 15 - Berlin, Germany - Bi Nuu
Feb. 16 - Munich, Germany - Backstage Halle

'White Bear' was recorded with producer Sam Miller in London, Northamptonshire and Monmouth, and features ten essential new blues-rock anthems.

Get 'White Bear' now on CD and vinyl at http://www.earache.com/ttm

The album is also available now on iTunes, including an exclusive bonus track, at http://bit.ly/whitebear-itunes

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


THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT UK/EUROPEAN PRESS
WILFUL PUBLICITY
E-mail: william.luff@wilfulpublicity.co.uk / chris.dean@wilfulpublicity.co.uk

Friday, January 29, 2016

GODFLESH: REMASTERED AND REISSUED 'STREETCLEANER' VINYL OUT NOW

'Streetcleaner', the debut album from British industrial metal pioneers GODFLESH, has been reissued on limited edition coloured vinyl and is available now.

Originally released in 1989, 'Streetcleaner' took an altogether different approach to extremity with its fusion of heavy guitars with drum loops and effects, inspiring countless bands in the process.  After many years out of print, the album is available once again on vinyl, featuring remastered audio by founding member Justin Broadrick.

'Streetcleaner' is available on Streetcleaner Clear and Locust Furnace Orange vinyl, limited to just 500 copies of each.  Order your copy while supplies last in Europe at http://webstore.earache.com/godflesh or in the USA at http://uswebstore.earache.com/godflesh

Track list:

SIDE A
1. Like Rats
2. Christbait Rising
3. Pulp
4. Dream Long Dead
5. Head Dirt

SIDE B
1. Devastator/Mighty Trust Krusher
2. Life Is Easy
3. Streetcleaner
4. Locust Furnace

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

Get more GODFLESH news and info:

Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/Godflesh-11374368195


EARACHE PRESS - DAN TOBIN
E-mail: dan@earache.com

THE HAUNTED: SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM AVAILABLE ON VINYL FOR THE FIRST TIME

'The Haunted', the self-titled debut album from Swedish metal heavyweights THE HAUNTED is available now on vinyl for the first time ever.

Originally released in 1998 and featuring three members of the recently-split (but since reformed) AT THE GATES, the album planted THE HAUNTED firmly in the metal scene, receiving huge critical praise and being voted as "Album of the Year" by Terrorizer Magazine.

The album is available now as part of Earache's "First Time On Vinyl" campaign, which looks back at some of the label's classic albums which have never before been released on LP.

'The Haunted' is available on Shattered Clear and Blood Rust Red vinyl, limited to just 500 copies of each colour.  Order your copy now while supplies last in Europe at http://webstore.earache.com/the-haunted or in the USA at http://uswebstore.earache.com/the-haunted

Track list:

SIDE A
1. Hate Song
2. Chasm
3. In Vein
4. Undead
5. Choke Hold
6. Three Times

SIDE B
1. Bullet Hole
2. Now You Know
3. Shattered
4. Soul Fracture
5. Blood Rust
6. Forensick

View the flyer at http://bit.ly/1Sg9u7t

Watch the official music video for "Chasm" at https://youtu.be/8vmSE4abxwk

Get more news and info from THE HAUNTED:

Official site - http://the-haunted.com
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/hauntedofficial
Twitter - http://twitter.com/thehauntedband


EARACHE PRESS - DAN TOBIN
E-mail: dan@earache.com

Thursday, January 21, 2016

THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT: LIVE AND ACOUSTIC AT DEEZER, PARIS

British rock 'n' rollers THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT have teamed up with Deezer for the release of an exclusive live EP.

The band visited Deezer's headquarters in Paris earlier this month during a stop on their European headlining tour to perform acoustic renditions of songs from both the band's self-titled debut album and their brand new album, 'White Bear'.

Listen to the live/acoustic EP now exclusively on Deezer at http://hyperurl.co/ttmwwlive01

Watch an exclusive behind-the-scenes video at http://youtu.be/uBvMCi75428

Live and Acoustic at Deezer track list:

1. Three Bulleits
2. Get Yourself Free
3. Midnight Black
4. White Bear
5. I Hope I'm Not Losing My Mind
6. Take It Back
7. Battle Lines

'White Bear' features 10 essential new blues-rock anthems and is available now on CD and vinyl at http://www.earache.com/ttm

Listen to the album on Deezer at http://www.deezer.com/album/11283944

Don't miss THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT on tour in support of 'White Bear':

Jan. 21 - Newcastle, UK - HMV In-Store
Jan. 21 - Newcastle, UK - O2 Academy
Jan. 22 - Leeds, UK - Leeds Beckett Students Union
Jan. 24 - Manchester, UK - Academy 2 (SOLD OUT)
Jan. 25 - Birmingham, UK - O2 Institute2
Jan. 26 - Cardiff, UK - Cardiff Uni Students Union
Jan. 27 - London, UK - O2 Forum
Feb. 03 - Paris, France - Point Ephemere
Feb. 04 - Kortrijk, Belgium - De Kruen
Feb. 05 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg
Feb. 08 - Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser Medis
Feb. 09 - Oslo, Norway - John Dee
Feb. 10 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Sticky Fingers
Feb. 11 - Malmö, Sweden - KB
Feb. 13 - Hamburg, Germany - Knust
Feb. 14 - Cologne, Germany - Luxor
Feb. 15 - Berlin, Germany - Bi Nuu
Feb. 16 - Munich, Germany - Backstage Halle

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

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


UK/EUROPEAN PRESS
WILFUL PUBLICITY
E-mail: william.luff@wilfulpublicity.co.uk / chris.dean@wilfulpublicity.co.uk

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

RIVAL SONS KICK OFF 'THE END' WORLD TOUR WITH BLACK SABBATH TONIGHT

Long Beach, California's RIVAL SONS are due to kick off a world tour tonight - Wednesday, January 20th - supporting heavy metal legends BLACK SABBATH.

Starting off in Omaha, Nebraska, "The End" tour will make its way across the USA and Canada before heading to Australia and New Zealand in April, then on to Europe in June.  Due to overwhelming demand, the two rock titans will also be returning to North America in August for another month-long stint.

The tour follows the recent release of the new Tour Edition of 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.  The new Tour Edition includes an exclusive bonus disc featuring six bonus tracks.

Get the 'Great Western Valkyrie' 2-Disc Tour Edition now at http://www.earache.com/rs14

The album is also available now on iTunes, including all six bonus tracks, at http://bit.ly/gwv-tour-edition-itunes

Don't miss RIVAL SONS on tour with BLACK SABBATH:

Jan. 20 - Omaha, NE - Century Link Center
Jan. 21 - Sioux Falls, SD - Badlands *
Jan. 22 - Chicago, IL - United Center
Jan. 23 - Madison, WI - University of Wisconsin *
Jan. 25 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Center
Jan. 27 - Winnipeg, MB - MTS Center
Jan. 28 - Saskatoon, SK - O'Brians Events Centre *
Jan. 30 - Edmonton, AB - Rexall Centre
Feb. 01 - Calgary, AB - Scotiabank Saddledome
Feb. 03 - Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena
Feb. 04 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom *
Feb. 05 - Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory Concert House *
Feb. 06 - Tacoma, WA - Tacoma Dome
Feb. 08 - San Francisco, CA - The Regency Ballroom *
Feb. 09 - San Jose, CA - SAP Center
Feb. 11 - Los Angeles, CA - The Forum
Feb. 12 - Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory *
Feb. 13 - Las Vegas, NV - Mandalay Bay Events Center
Feb. 15 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
Feb. 17 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center
Feb. 18 - Nashville, TN - Cannery Ballroom *
Feb. 19 - Auburn Hills, MI - The Palace of Auburn Hills
Feb. 21 - Hamilton, ON - FirstOntario Centre
Feb. 23 - Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
Feb. 24 - Portland, ME - Asylum *
Feb. 25 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
Feb. 27 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden

Apr. 15 - Perth, Australia - Perth Arena
Apr. 17 - Adelaide, Australia - Entertainment Centre
Apr. 19 - Melbourne, Australia - Rod Laver Arena
Apr. 23 - Sydney, Australia - Allphones Arena
Apr. 25 - Brisbane, Australia - Entertainment Centre
Apr. 28 - Auckland, New Zealand - Vector Arena
Apr. 30 - Dunedin, New Zealand - Forsyth Barr Stadium

Jun. 01 - Budapest, Hungary - Groupama Arena
Jun. 08 - Berlin, Germany - Waldebuhne
Jun. 13 - Verona, Italy - Arena Di Verona
Jun. 15 - Zurich, Switzerland - Hallenstadion
Jun. 19 - Clisson, France - Hellfest
Jun. 23 - Halden, Norway - Tons of Rock *
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. 09 - Stockholm, Sweden - Monsters of Rock
Jul. 12 - Moscow, Russia - Olympisky Arena

Aug. 17 - Wantagh, NY - Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Aug. 19 - Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center
Aug. 21 - Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live
Aug. 23 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
Aug. 25 - Mansfield, MA - Xfinity Center
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 - Tinley Park, IL - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Sep. 07 - Dallas, TX - Gexa Energy Pavilion
Sep. 09 - Albuquerque, NM - Isleta Amphitheater
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

* = RIVAL SONS only

View the North American tour flyer at http://bit.ly/1Sxww9m

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

View a photo of the band 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

MASSIVE ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM 'DESTINATION SOMEWHERE'; NEW TRACK AVAILABLE

Aussie hard rockers MASSIVE have revealed their upcoming new studio album, 'Destination Somewhere', which is due to be released on April 22nd.

'Destination Somewhere' is the eagerly-anticipated follow-up to MASSIVE's debut album 'Full Throttle', which was originally released independently in 2013 in the band's homeland of Australia, before being released in the rest of the world in 2014 on Earache Records.

Following thousands of miles on the road, including the band's first ever European tour which saw them playing alongside THE TREATMENT and BLACKBERRY SMOKE, MASSIVE return in 2016 with ten brand new, balls-to-the-wall hard rock anthems.

Listen to the first single from 'Destination Somewhere' - "One for the Road" - now at http://youtu.be/QvAqWbJWkIA

MASSIVE frontman Brad Marr comments:

"When it was time to write our second album we were touring non-stop.  Destination Somewhere was written everywhere from hotel rooms in Europe to the tour van in outback Australia, so going back to LightHill Studios with Ricki Rae was a way to bring all our experiences home to a familiar place.  We couldn't be more pumped about the end result.  It's an album we're proud to put our name to, and we're sure you're gonna fucking love it.  This album is a snapshot of who we are at this point in time.  It's high-energy rock n roll best served loud with an ice cold beer."

'Destination Somewhere' is available to pre-order now on CD and limited edition coloured vinyl.  Order your copy now at http://massive.earache.com

The album is also available to pre-order on iTunes including an exclusive bonus track plus an instant download of "One for the Road" at http://bit.ly/destination-itunes

Full track list:

1. One for the Road
2. Blood Money Blues
3. Sinking Ship
4. The Fall
5. Made of Stone
6. Destination Somewhere
7. Up in Smoke
8. Circus
9. The Way It's Always Been
10. Beaten Dog

View the 'Destination Somewhere' artwork at http://bit.ly/1OB6hZD

Get more MASSIVE news and info:

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


EARACHE PRESS - DAN TOBIN
E-mail: dan@earache.com

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

BITERS ANNOUNCE HEADLINING EUROPEAN TOUR DATES

Atlanta rock 'n' roll punks BITERS have confirmed dates for a European headlining tour in support of their new album, 'Electric Blood'.

The headlining dates kick off on February 20th at the Boston Music Rooms in London, just a day after BITERS wrap up the Kerrang! Tour 2016 with SUM 41, FRANK CARTER & THE RATTLESNAKES and ROAM.

Don't miss BITERS on tour in the UK and Europe:

Feb. 10 - Dublin, Ireland - The Academy *
Feb. 11 - Cardiff, UK - Cardiff University Great Hall *
Feb. 12 - Birmingham, UK - Institute *
Feb. 13 - Glasgow, UK - O2 ABC *
Feb. 15 - Newcastle, UK - Newcastle University *
Feb. 16 - Norwich, UK - The Nick Rayns LCR, UEA *
Feb. 18 - Manchester, UK - Albert Hall *
Feb. 19 - London, UK - O2 Forum Kentish Town *
Feb. 20 - London, UK - Boston Music Rooms
Feb. 22 - Frankfurt, Germany - Nachtleben
Feb. 23 - Munich, Germany - Garage Deluxe
Feb. 24 - Cologne, Germany - MTC
Feb. 25 - Berlin, Germany - Auster Club
Feb. 26 - Hamburg, Germany - Rock Cafe St. Pauli
Feb. 27 - Copenhagen, Denmark - High Voltage
Feb. 29 - Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser Strand
Mar. 02 - Helsinki, Finland - Tavastia

* = Kerrang! Tour 2016

Get your tickets now at http://tinyurl.com/biterstour

View the European headlining tour flyer at http://bit.ly/22QkjQL

Get BITERS' new album 'Electric Blood' on CD and limited edition coloured vinyl now at http://www.earache.com/biters

The album is also available now on iTunes with an exclusive bonus track at http://bit.ly/electricblood-itunes

Watch BITERS' music video for the track "Low Lives in Hi Definition" at http://bit.ly/1PMuHTm

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

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

Monday, January 18, 2016

THE WHITE BUFFALO ANNOUNCES ONE OFF ACOUSTIC SHOW AT CARGO ON JANUARY 30TH

American underground icon in the making THE WHITE BUFFALO (a.k.a songwriter Jake Smith) whose 3rd studio LP “Love And The Death Of Damnation” is released on February 12th has just announced a one off solo acoustic show at London’s Cargo on January 30th, in addition to his appearance at Ramblin’ Man Fair later this year.   Doors are 7pm, stage time is 8pm and tickets are £16.50 http://www.seetickets.com/event/ramblin-man-fair-presents-the-white-buffalo/cargo/942751. Smith said “I love coming to the UK. The London crowd is truly one of the most spirited crowds to date”

Straddling the blurry lines of country, rock, folk and Americana, with poignant narratives as dark and deadly as a drug deal gone south and big, bold anthems of love, the strength to survive and a rebel-like resilience, Smith can strip a story down into raw emotion. As Billboard Magazine describes it, "His voice is Eddie Vedder with more Jameson; his attitude is Johnny Cash with more empathy."

Already out in the US, Earache Records release the European version featuring an extra 3 songs, the album prompted LA Times to comment "It's the voice that burrows into you. Devil's growl. Sinner's lament. Smith's baritone echoes with villains and misfits, drunks and philistines. It curls through loneliness, sets out on crooked highways. It is an American voice cured in recession, war and betrayal, a resonant map where the spectral bleeds into dreams. But in it, like mica in slate, is the glint of redemption, flashing just long enough to allow a man to keep a bead on whatever goodness might dwell in him."

This year he joined the ranks of Emmy-nominated songwriters for the original track "Come Join the Murder" featured as the season closer for FX's hit show Sons of Anarchy. The album also features Smith’s first ever duet, ‘I Got You’ with vocalist Audra Mae who said "I’ve been a fan for years so it’s exciting to be in the same room with Jake, let alone singing alongside him in the studio. ‘I Got You’ is honest and gorgeous and I’m so grateful to be a part of it. What an honour and such a pleasure."

Over the past decade, Smith has had several placements in shows including 9 songs in Sons of Anarchy, as well as Californication, and movies Safe Haven and West of Memphis. He has also played with the likes of Neil Young, Stephen Stills, Grace Potter, Steve Earl, and Dave Grohl. Leading guitar manufacturer Ernie Ball recently released a 10-part docuseries called "Capturing The White Buffalo: The Recording of an American Songwriter". The series documents the making of ‘Love And The Death Of Damnation’ in an alluring and cinematic way. It captures the raw struggles and successes of Smith's writing and recording process, gives each song a new narrative, and introduces you to the album in a way that's altogether haunting, uplifting, and unforgettable. You can watch the whole series here: http://www.ernieball.com/whitebuffalo

Smith says about 'Love and the Death of Damnation' "With this album, I really wanted to get back to songs... I wanted to get back to writing individual stories, as opposed to an extended narrative.  I wanted each song to make you feel something.  In the past, the songs have almost always been pretty dark.  But this time, I was also able to channel some happier stuff and write a couple of actual feel-good songs.  It's also more varied musically.  I really made an effort to expand my sound, and to get out of my comfort zone as a songwriter."

'Love and the Death of Damnation' is due to be released on CD and vinyl in Europe on February 12th, featuring three exclusive bonus tracks on the CD version and as a bonus 7" with all vinyl versions.

Earache Webstore - http://www.earache.com/twb
Amazon UK (CD) - http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0158LZAB4
Amazon UK (Vinyl) - http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0158LZ9G0

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