Thursday, August 17, 2017

BITERS ANNOUNCE U.S. TOUR DATES

Atlanta's rock 'n' roll punks BITERS have announced a string of US tour dates in support of their new album, 'The Future Ain't What It Used to Be'.

Kicking off with a "Better Late Than Never!" album release show in the band's hometown of Atlanta, the tour then heads to Kentucky, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, before the band sets sail from Louisiana to Mexico aboard the KISS Kruise alongside EXTREME, STEEL PANTHER, and of course KISS themselves.  More dates are due to be announced soon.

Don't miss BITERS live at the following dates:

Sep. 15 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl (Record Release Show)
Oct. 01 - Louisville, KY - Louder Than Life Festival
Oct. 04 - Whitesburg, KY - Summit City Lounge
Oct. 05 - Norton, WV - The Rim
Oct. 06 - Pittsburgh, PA - Cattivo
Oct. 07 - Camden, NJ - Rock Allegiance Fest
Nov. 05-11 - New Orleans, LA - KISS Kruise

View the tour flyer at http://earacherecords.com/myspace/biters_ustour_2017.jpg

BITERS recently unveiled a brand new music video for the single "Stone Cold Love".  Watch the video, directed by longtime collaborator Video Rahim, at http://youtu.be/slBjGh00Yec

BITERS frontman Tuk tells us about how "Stone Cold Love" came to be; "I sat down with my buddy Scott (Stevens) to write a tune.  We sat for hours trying to come up with something that felt perfect, but were hitting a dead end.  We said 'fuck it' and went to his local hang out, ate some cornbread, drank a few beers and talked about music.  We spoke about T. Rex, Queen and Slade, shit like that, how cool those big drum grooves were.  Right then a light bulb went off and we headed back to the studio with a fresh start and within hours finished writing the song, demoed it and tracked lead vocals!  I was so fucking delirious I couldn't tell if it was good or not.  A few weeks later, Scott sent me the finished demo while I was on tour in Kansas.  I remember cranking it in the van outside of this fake old wild west town and thinking, 'Goddamn, this is so good!'"

'The Future Ain't What It Used to Be' was produced by Dan Dixon and is the follow-up to 2015's critically-acclaimed 'Electric Blood'.  Get the album now on iTunes at http://bit.ly/bitersfuture-itunes or pick up signed CDs, vinyl and bundles at http://www.earache.com/biters

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USA PRESS
Curran Reynolds - The Chain
E-mail: curran.reynolds@gmail.com

UK PRESS
Michelle Kerr - Cosa Nostra PR
E-mail: michelle@cosanostrapr.com

Friday, July 28, 2017

THE WHITE BUFFALO ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN DATES FOR 2018

THE WHITE BUFFALO has announced a run of UK and German dates for April 2018.  A UK pre-sale starts at 9am on Monday 31st July, with tickets on general sale from 9am on 2nd August via Ticketmaster <http://listings.ticketmaster.co.uk/whitebuffalo>.  Tickets for the German shows are available now from MyTicket <http://www.myticket.de/the-white-buffalo-tickets-212.html>.

Bundles will also be available for the UK shows, offering fans tickets along with a pre-order of THE WHITE BUFFALO's upcoming new album, 'Darkest Darks, Lightest Lights' on their choice of CD or vinyl.  Albums will be sent out in time to arrive with customers on the release date.

Dates are:
Apr. 15 - Manchester, UK - O2 Ritz
Apr. 16 - Glasgow, UK - O2 ABC
Apr. 17 - Birmingham, UK - O2 Institute
Apr. 19 - Oxford, UK - O2 Academy
Apr. 20 - Bristol, UK - O2 Academy
Apr. 21 - London, UK - O2 Forum
Apr. 23 - Cologne, Germany - Gloria
Apr. 24 - Hamburg, Germany - Uebel & Gefährlich
Apr. 25 - Berlin, Germany - Huxleys

THE WHITE BUFFALO a.k.a. songwriter Jake Smith last toured Europe in 2016 which included playing a sold out Shepherd's Bush Empire to an ecstatic crowd, and a raucous set at the Ramblin' Man Fair.  You can watch a performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live here <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySLgCOd_z28>.  Smith says: "I can't wait to get to Europe/UK to play these new songs.  The emotion, swagger, and feel of the new material will be intoxicating to perform."

THE WHITE BUFFALO recently revealed details of his sixth full-length album, 'Darkest Darks, Lightest Lights', to be released on October 13th, 2017 via Earache Records.  The first single from the album, "The Heart and Soul of the Night" is now available on iTunes and other streaming services.  Listen to it here <http://youtu.be/5er73c12d_Y>.

Smith has resolutely charted his own single-minded musical course for more than a decade.  His captivating live presence and workingman's approach to his craft has earned him a loyal fanbase worldwide.  In 2015 he released 'Love and the Death of Damnation', an album that prompted Q to note that "Smith's capacity to tell tales and evoke atmospheres remains undimmed" and that he was "a turbo-charged Bruce Springsteen, equal parts brain and brawn".  Uncut thought it was "A rich composite of Eddie Vedder and Steve Earle...impressive" and Classic Rock that "The music is audacious...a mix of hardcore country, southern rock and deep soul".  Total Guitar cited it as "Superbly crafted acoustic Americana".

Over the course of five albums, various EPs and numerous prominent placements in such high-profile outlets as TV's Sons of Anarchy and Californication, Smith has built a powerful body of work that marks him as a genuine original.  The California-bred artist writes timeless, vividly detailed character studies, tapping into the emotional lives of various misfits, outsiders and troubled souls with insight and compassion.  His songwriting is matched by his rough-hewn, deeply expressive voice, and by his distinctive instrumental arrangements, which are simultaneously intimate and epic.

Pre-order 'Darkest Darks, Lightest Lights' now on limited edition signed CD and vinyl at http://www.earache.com/twb

The album is also available to pre-order now on iTunes, including an instant download of the first single, "The Heart and Soul of the Night", at http://bit.ly/ddll-itunes

http://thewhitebuffalo.com
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UK PRESS
Kas Mercer - Mercenary Publicity
E-mail: kas.mercer@mercenarypublicity.com

EUROPEAN PRESS
Dan Tobin - Earache Records
E-mail: dan@earache.com

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

WAKRAT CELEBRATE FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF INDEPENDENT NATION 'REPUBLIC OF WAKRAT'

Punk rock trio WAKRAT are celebrating the first anniversary of their very own independent nation, the Republic of Wakrat, which was formed to "throw a wrench in the establishment" and to offer an alternative to people who have become disillusioned with corrupt and elitist governments around the world.

A year ago today, the band - featuring vocalist/bassist Tim Commerford (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, AUDIOSLAVE, PROPHETS OF RAGE) along with guitarist Laurent Grangeon and drummer Mathias Wakrat - rolled into London's Parliament Square in an iconic red double-decker bus decorated with the words #GenerationFucked, arriving to a legion of fans, media and bewildered tourists.  The group generated headlines around the world as they led a protest through the streets of London, declaring a brand new micronation in an audacious effort to expose the failings of the current political system.

Explaining the legality of the daring manoeuvre on their website, the band highlight an ancient loophole which they say gave them the authority to start the Republic of Wakrat on what was known as Parliament Square - actually an island called Thorney Island - which was originally the property of King Offa back in the 700s.  According to WAKRAT, the land has never officially been claimed by anyone else: "this area remains the property of King Offa, Mercian King under his charter which is in [Westminster] Abbey."

One of the most daring political stunts in punk history, the event was captured on film and used for the band's official music video for their song, "Generation Fucked".  Watch the video now at http://youtu.be/kkc2jhdFJXU

To celebrate the anniversary of this momentous occasion, all WAKRAT music and merch has been discounted for one day only on the official WAKRAT Earache Webstore.  Pick up the band's self-titled debut album on CD, limited edition coloured vinyl, ultra-limited signed vinyl and more at http://webstore.earache.com/wakrat

WAKRAT's debut album is also reduced on iTunes at http://bit.ly/wakrat-itunes

Perhaps even more relevant now than when it was founded a year ago, the Republic of Wakrat is open to everyone, as explained by the constitution: "This new state welcomes everyone of all ethnicities, backgrounds, genders, generations, sexualities, dis/abilities and faiths and offers a fresh alternative to the current system - we stand for equality and free movement.  The current system is oppressive and elitist, promoting racist ideologies in order to push a self-serving agenda whilst an entire generation is put in jeopardy.  We condemn this behaviour and Republic of Wakrat exists to expose it."

Sign up to become a citizen of the Republic of Wakrat now at http://www.republicofwakrat.com

Get more WAKRAT news and info:
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Friday, July 21, 2017

RIVAL SONS KICK OFF EUROPEAN SUMMER TOUR IN FRANCE

Long Beach, California's RIVAL SONS are kicking off their European summer tour today at Les Nuits de la Guitare festival in France.

The band are playing a number of festivals across the continent, including Lollapalooza Paris and the UK's Ramblin' Man Fair and Steelhouse Festival.  RIVAL SONS recently wrapped up a monumental tour supporting heavy metal legends BLACK SABBATH for the band's last ever shows.

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

Jul. 21 - Patrimonio, France - Les Nuits de la Guitare
Jul. 22 - Arles, France - Les Escales du Cargo
Jul. 23 - Paris, France - Lollapalooza Paris
Jul. 25 - Luxembourg, Luxembourg - Den Atelier
Jul. 26 - Stuttgart, Germany - LKA Longhorn
Jul. 28 - Tienen, Belgium - Suikerrock
Jul. 29 - Maidstone, UK - Ramblin' Man Fair
Jul. 30 - Ebbw Vale, UK - Steelhouse Festival
Aug. 01 - Tilburg, Netherlands - 013
Aug. 04 - Feldkirch, Austria - Poolbar Festival
Aug. 05 - Budapest, Hungary - Budapest Park
Aug. 06 - Prague, Czech Republic - Lucerna Music Bar
Aug. 08 - Majano, Italy - Festival di Majano
Aug. 09 - Milan, Italy - Carroponte
Aug. 11 - Avenches, Switzerland - Rock Oz'Arènes
Aug. 12 - Zofingen, Switzerland - Heitere Open Air
Aug. 14 - Wroclaw, Poland - Zaklete Rewiry
Aug. 15 - Gdansk, Poland - Ucho
Aug. 16 - Bremen, Germany - Modernes
Aug. 18 - Stockholm, Sweden - Gröna Lund
Aug. 19 - Trondheim, Norway - Pstereo

View the tour flyer here at http://earacherecords.com/myspace/rivalsons_eu_summer2017.jpg

Get RIVAL SONS' latest album, 'Hollow Bones', on CD and limited edition coloured vinyl at http://www.earache.com/hollowbones

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

Get more RIVAL SONS news and info:
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http://twitter.com/rivalsons


RIVAL SONS UK PRESS
Kas Mercer - Mercenary Publicity
E-mail: kas.mercer@mercenarypublicity.com

RIVAL SONS EURO PRESS
Dan Tobin
E-mail: dan@earache.com

BOLT THROWER 'WAR MASTER' & NAPALM DEATH 'FROM ENSLAVEMENT TO OBLITERATION' FULL DYNAMIC RANGE VINYL REISSUES OUT NOW

British death metal legends BOLT THROWER's classic third album 'War Master', and grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH's sophomore release 'From Enslavement to Obliteration', have been reissued on Full Dynamic Range vinyl and are available to purchase once again.

Earache Records revolutionised the way music fans can enjoy their favourite metal albums several years ago with the launch of the Full Dynamic Range (FDR) format.  A counteraction to the "Loudness Wars", Full Dynamic Range vinyl ensures that fans hear the music as it was intended to sound - pure and organic audio pressed straight to 180-gram vinyl from the original studio analogue or DAT tapes.

Since the original FDR pressings of BOLT THROWER's 'War Master' and NAPALM DEATH's 'From Enslavement to Obliteration' quickly sold out, fans have been clamouring for another pressing, and are now able to get their hands on these revitalised metal classics once more.

Originally released in 1990, 'War Master' cemented BOLT THROWER's reputation for delivering incredibly heavy, war-obsessed death metal, propelling the band to the top of the genre alongside contemporaries such as NAPALM DEATH, MORBID ANGEL and ENTOMBED.  Watch the video for the new vinyl reissue at http://youtu.be/ZAey_svURzc

Get BOLT THROWER's 'War Master' now on Full Dynamic Range vinyl at http://webstore.earache.com/bolt-thrower

The founding fathers of grindcore, NAPALM DEATH are undoubtedly the most influential band in the genre.  Their second album, 'From Enslavement to Obliteration', is the last to feature vocalist Lee Dorrian (who went on to form CATHEDRAL) and guitarist Bill Steer (also of CARCASS), and the first to include bassist Shane Embury.  Watch the video for the new vinyl reissue at http://youtu.be/iyYruqHppxY

Get NAPALM DEATH's 'From Enslavement to Obliteration' now on Full Dynamic Range vinyl at http://webstore.earache.com/napalm-death

The next title to be repressed on Full Dynamic Range vinyl is TERRORIZER's 'World Downfall', which is due to be released on August 18th.  Also being released on that day is MORBID ANGEL's 'Blessed Are the Sick', which is being made available on Full Dynamic Range vinyl for the first time ever.

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

THE WHITE BUFFALO TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM 'DARKEST DARKS, LIGHTEST LIGHTS' ON OCTOBER 13TH

THE WHITE BUFFALO has announced the upcoming release of his new album, 'Darkest Darks, Lightest Lights'.  The sixth full-length record for the artist, the album will be released in Europe on October 13th via Earache Records.

Today, THE WHITE BUFFALO has shared the first single from the album, "The Heart and Soul of the Night".  The song will be available on streaming services this Friday, July 21st and will be included as an instant grat download for fans who pre-order 'Darkest Darks, Lightest Lights' on iTunes.

Listen to "The Heart and Soul of the Night" now at http://youtu.be/5er73c12d_Y

Known as THE WHITE BUFFALO, songwriter Jake Smith has resolutely charted his own single-minded musical course for more than a decade.  His captivating live presence and workingman's approach to his craft has earned him a loyal fanbase worldwide, as well as glowing reviews from press outlets including Rolling Stone <http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/video-premiere-for-the-white-buffalo-s-sons-of-anarchy-tune-20130918>, Entertainment Weekly <http://ew.com/article/2013/06/25/the-white-buffalo-new-album-joey-white>, Paste <http://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/av/2013/08/album-stream-the-white-buffalo---shadows-greys-evi.html> and more.  Smith has toured alongside Ryan Bingham, Jack Johnson, Xavier Rudd, STATE RADIO, Ziggy Marley, and most recently FLOGGING MOLLY.  He has also been featured on Jimmy Kimmel Live - watch his performance here <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySLgCOd_z28>.

Over the course of five albums, various EPs and numerous prominent placements in such high-profile outlets as TV's Sons of Anarchy and Californication, Smith has built a powerful body of work that marks him as a genuine original.  He was nominated for a 2015 Emmy for his song "Come Join the Murder", co-written with Bob Thiele and Kurt Sutter for the final episode of Sons of Anarchy.  The California-bred artist writes timeless, vividly detailed character studies, tapping into the emotional lives of various misfits, outsiders and troubled souls with insight and compassion.  His songwriting is matched by his rough-hewn, deeply expressive voice, and by his distinctive instrumental arrangements, which are simultaneously intimate and epic.

"The voice inside him whirls... hitting the air like a fist."
Jeffrey Fleishman, L.A. Times

"...he's a turbo charged Bruce Springsteen, equal parts brain and brawn"
Q Magazine

'Darkest Darks, Lightest Lights' track listing:
1. Hide and Seek
2. Avalon
3. Robbery
4. The Observatory
5. Madam's Soft, Madam's Sweet
6. Nightstalker Blues
7. If I Lost My Eyes
8. Border Town/Bury Me in Baja
9. The Heart and Soul of the Night
10. I Am the Moon

View the cover art here <http://earacherecords.com/myspace/twb_ddll.jpg>.

Pre-order 'Darkest Darks, Lightest Lights' in Europe starting this Friday, July 21st at http://www.earache.com/twb

http://thewhitebuffalo.com
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UK PRESS
Kas Mercer - Mercenary Publicity
E-mail: kas.mercer@mercenarypublicity.com

USA PRESS
Justin Schmidt - Missing Piece Group
E-mail: justin@missingpiecegroup.com

Monday, July 10, 2017

EARACHE RECORDS CELEBRATES 30 YEARS WITH FULL DYNAMIC RANGE VINYL REISSUES

Famed for pioneering the underdog genre of extreme music in the late '80s and '90s, Earache Records over the course of the last 30 years has issued some 600+ releases and helped to provide careers for genre-leading names such as NAPALM DEATH, MORBID ANGEL, CARCASS, ENTOMBED, SLEEP, AT THE GATES, BOLT THROWER, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, BRING ME THE HORIZON and countless others.

The concept of extreme music isn't the only facet to Earache Records that it has pioneered however... the concept of FDR (Full Dynamic Range) vinyl pressings has revolutionised the way music fans can enjoy their favourite metal albums.

During the heyday of many classic Earache bands' careers, the trend at the time was to make recordings as loud as possible for the fans.  Dubbed "The Loudness Wars", this was a concept much of the music industry adhered to in the '90s.  Unfortunately, many did not realise that by increasing the loudness of studio recordings, this often had a detrimental effect on the overall sound quality.  To achieve super-high volume, the sound waves were compressed against the "audible ceiling", often limiting the difference between the peak and average levels in the music.  This meant that the disparity between the loud and quieter elements in the recording (known as the "dynamic range") is significantly reduced.

Earache's idea of "Full Dynamic Range" vinyl reissues is to counteract the "Loudness War" and ensure that fans hear the music as it was intended to sound - pure and organic audio pressed straight to 180-gram vinyl from the original studio analogue or DAT tapes, many of which were stored for 20+ years.  This concept is not designed for the casual music fan who might only listen to albums on their phone or iPod, but the real music enthusiasts who like to put a record on a turntable, sit back and absorb the sound waves at the optimal quality, experiencing the warmth and depth to the music as it was originally intended; the instruments leap out of the speakers.

Over recent years, Earache has reissued much of its catalogue on FDR vinyl for the first time.  Whether it's the meaty riffs in MORBID ANGEL's 'Altars of Madness' or the all-encompassing stoner sludge of SLEEP's 'Holy Mountain', the difference in quality and depth of these FDR reissues is obvious to even the average music fan.

Pick up these classic Earache titles on Full Dynamic Range vinyl now:

NAPALM DEATH - Scum
Watch the video: http://youtu.be/U4pPgde4T94
Buy now: http://webstore.earache.com/napalm-death-scum-vinyl

CARCASS - Heartwork
Watch the video: http://youtu.be/x3uYypFYZyk
Buy now: http://webstore.earache.com/carcass-heartwork-full-dynamic-range-vinyl

TERRORIZER - World Downfall
Watch the video: http://youtu.be/kUzFc-WEfsA
Buy now: http://webstore.earache.com/terrorizer-world-downfall-full-dynamic-range-vinyl

ENTOMBED - Left Hand Path
Watch the video: http://youtu.be/AMqATqFzkNI
Buy now: http://webstore.earache.com/entombed-left-hand-path-vinyl

MORBID ANGEL - Altars of Madness
Watch the video: http://youtu.be/eKtBQbsH7gY
Buy now: http://webstore.earache.com/morbid-angel-altars-of-madness-fdr-vinyl

NAPALM DEATH - From Enslavement to Obliteration
Watch the video: http://youtu.be/iyYruqHppxY
Buy now: http://webstore.earache.com/napalm-death-from-enslavement-to-obliteration-vinyl

BOLT THROWER - War Master
Watch the video: http://youtu.be/ZAey_svURzc
Buy now: http://webstore.earache.com/bolt-thrower-war-master-vinyl

MORBID ANGEL - Blessed Are the Sick
Watch the video: http://youtu.be/Ez3I59W4lBU
Buy now (coloured vinyl): http://webstore.earache.com/morbid-angel-blessed-are-the-sick-fdr-colour-vinyl
Buy now (black vinyl): http://webstore.earache.com/morbid-angel-blessed-are-the-sick-fdr-black-vinyl

CARCASS - Necroticism - Descanting the Insalubrious
Watch the video: http://youtu.be/zImc0AnT_rM
Buy now: http://webstore.earache.com/carcass-necroticism-descanting-the-insalubrious-black-vinyl

BOLT THROWER - Realm of Chaos
Watch the video: http://youtu.be/Saz-nK11ejo
Buy now: http://webstore.earache.com/bolt-thrower-realm-of-chaos-full-dynamic-range-fdr-vinyl-reissue

SLEEP - Sleep's Holy Mountain
Watch the video: http://youtu.be/Aq302a_t5Qk
Buy now: http://webstore.earache.com/sleep-sleeps-holy-mountain-fdr-vinyl

For more vinyl, CDs and merch, head to http://www.earache.com/webstore

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT ANNOUNCE NOVEMBER UK TOUR

British rock and rollers THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT have announced a back-to-the-roots UK tour, which is due to kick off on November 6th in Chester.

Following a whirlwind few years in which the band released two Top 20 albums, toured around the world and shared the stage with rock megastars such as THE ROLLING STONES, THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT have decided to reconnect with their home audience with an exclusive run of dates around the UK, where they'll be playing in smaller venues than usual in order to create a more intimate experience for both band and fans alike.

The band will also be reaching parts of the country they haven't been to for some time and will be treating fans to brand new music as they continue to work on the follow-up to 2016's 'White Bear'.

THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT guitarist Paul Sayer comments:
"This tour is all about us getting out in the UK and connecting with those fans all over the country that helped us build the band.  It's about getting up close and personal with those guys.  We've got loads of new material to play as well as there's nowhere better than a sweaty club to road test some new music!  Can't bloody wait..."

Tickets for the tour go on sale this Friday, with exclusive pre-sales on Wednesday and Thursday.  Head to http://www.thetemperancemovement.com/live for links.

Don't miss THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT on tour in the UK at these shows:

Nov. 06 - Chester, UK - The Live Rooms
Nov. 07 - York, UK - Crescent
Nov. 08 - Hull, UK - Fruit
Nov. 09 - Stoke, UK - The Sugarmill
Nov. 11 - Leicester, UK - Dryden Street Social
Nov. 12 - Wolverhampton, UK - Newhampton Arts Centre
Nov. 14 - Cardiff, UK - Clwb Ifor Bach
Nov. 15 - Plymouth, UK - The Hub
Nov. 16 - Brighton, UK - The Haunt
Nov. 17 - Colchester, UK - Colchester Arts Centre
Nov. 19 - Milton Keynes, UK - The Craufurd Arms
Nov. 20 - London, UK - Borderline
Nov. 21 - Dover, UK - The Booking Hall
Nov. 24 - Aldershot, UK - West End Centre

View the tour flyer at http://bit.ly/2tBK9eW

Get THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT's latest album, 'White Bear', on CD and vinyl at http://www.earache.com/ttm

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

Get more news and info from THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT:
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