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Day in Rock Report for 11/30/2015



Metallica Learned Lesson From Expensive Failure

(Classic Rock) Metallica frontman James Hetfield has admitted that he wanted to blame everyone but the band when their movie Through The Never flopped in cinemas.

But once he'd calmed down, he accepted the musicians were fully responsible for its failure. And he remains optimistic that something good could still come from the experience.

They spent over $30m of their own money on the 2012 production, including $5m on a specially-constructed stage - but the film made just $3.4m in four weeks of general release.

Hetfield tells Metallica club magazine So What!: "How awesome we thought it was, and how 'wow, this is pretty unique' we felt about it, at the end of the day, was its downfall.

"It was not so much a concert film, not so much an action drama - it was somewhere in the middle. it just fell right down the crevasse. It disappeared. And it was sad to see that.

"There was a time when I was just pissed, like, 'What the f***?' That was stupid. I wanted to just point fingers everywhere. The distributor people, 'They didn't say what they were gonna do.' Or just pointing at Hollywood in general. 'They're a bunch of shysters, man. They sold us on something that they knew was bullsh*t.' Blaming the director, the producer, the casting, and blaming the management. 'You all f***ed up, man.'

"But at the end of the day, it's on us. It's our fault. We agreed to it, and there you go. So we've learned a lesson." Read more here.

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Motorhead Postpone Show Due To Phil Campbell's Hospitalization

(hennemusic) Motorhead were forced to cancel a second concert date in Germany this past weekend due after guitarist Phil Campbell was hospitalized late last week for an undisclosed illness.

"Hamburg show is off today, rescheduled to December 9 at Sporthalle," tweeted the band on Saturday (November 28). "See you all there. Thank you for all the well wishes for @MotorheadPhil."

It's the second date affected by Campbell's situation following the cancellation of Friday's sold-out concert in Berlin. No details regarding the guitarist's condition have been revealed to date. Read more here.

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Bring Me The Horizon To Play With Full Orchestra At Special Show

(TeamRock Radio) Bring Me The Horizon will play a charity show at London's Royal Albert Hall on April 22, 2016 and they will be backed by a full orchestra for the special performance.

They'll perform at the iconic venue for Teenage Cancer Trust. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the charity which provides cancer services for young people across the UK.

Tickets for the one-off show will be priced at £25 and go on sale on Friday, December 4 from 9am via Gigs And Tours, Ticketmaster and the venue's box office. Read more and see the event poster here.

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Boston's Tom Scholz Loses Case Over Late Singer Suicide Claims

(Classic Rock) The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled against Boston guitarist Tom Scholz in his defamation lawsuit against the Boston Herald and the former wife of late singer Brad Delp.

Scholz sued the Boston Herald and Micki Delp after the newspaper printed articles in which she made remarks which Scholz claimed could be construed as blaming him for Delp's suicide in 2007.

A judge dismissed the lawsuit against the singer's ex in 2011 but it was reinstated by the Massachusetts Appeals Court. A different judge dismissed Scholz's lawsuit against the paper.

The Supreme Judicial Court found in their unanimous ruling "The statements at issue could not have been understood by a reasonable reader to have been anything but opinions regarding the reason Brad committed suicide." Read more here.

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Hinder Announce Postponed Dates Following Tour Bus Crash

Hinder were forced to postpone their North American tour after members of the group were involved in a tour bus accident early this month. The band has now revealed the rescheduled dates.

The new dates are set to kick off on January 8th in Baltimore, MD at the Baltimore Sound Stage and the trek will conclude on February 12th in Sioux City, IA at Anthem @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

The band advises the tickets that were purchased "original November/December dates will be honored for the rescheduled shows." The also say that ticketholder that wish to get a refund can obtain them at their original point of purchase.

The tour bus accident happened outside of outside of Cookeville, Tennessee while it was en route to Charlotte, North Carolina. The band's announcement says that heavy rains were thought to have "been a factor in the multi-vehicle crash" and that members of the band and crew were injured in the accident.

The band released the following statement, "We'd like to give special thanks to the Putnam County Emergency Management Agency and the Cookeville Regional Medical Center for taking care of us.

"The outpouring of messages that we've received from our fans has been incredible. We definitely feel the love and appreciate each and every one of you. We look forward to being back on the road in 2016!" See the new tour dates here.

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Clutch Singer Moved By Paris Show In Wake Of Terrorist Attacks

(Classic Rock) Neil Fallon has thanked the people of Paris after Clutch played in the French capital in the wake of this month's terror attacks. The frontman described the show at Le Trabendo on November 27 as "the most moving experience" he'd ever had with the band.

On November 13, 130 people were killed across Paris in a coordinated series of shootings and suicide bombings, with 89 of those murdered at an Eagles Of Death Metal show at the Bataclan venue. Extremist group IS claimed responsibility for the murders.

In an Instagram post, Fallon says: "I've been doing this for nearly 25 years now and last night's show in Paris was the most moving experience I've ever had while performing with JP, Tim, and Dan.

"Nothing out of the ordinary happened. People danced. People sang. People threw litres of beer across the room. By all accounts, it was a typical rock show. But these seemingly ordinary behaviours were extraordinary.

"The show wasn't about Clutch. It wasn't about rock'n'roll. It was about the fans. It was about Paris. It was about the indomitable spirit of humanity's best retaliating against its worst... with joy." Read more here.

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Dropkick Murphys Announce 20 Year Anniversary Tour Dates

Dropkick Murphys have revealed that dates for their 20 Year Anniversary Tour of the United States which will be visiting venues across the country for the month long trek early next year with support from Tiger Army.

The tour is scheduled to kick off on February 18 at House Of Blues in Cleveland and will be concluding with the band's annual St. Patrick's Day week hometown shows in Boston.

Dropkick Murphys' Ken Casey had the following to say, "It's been an honor and a privilege to do this band for twenty years. Considering the band started on a bet, I'm pretty damn proud of what we've been able to accomplish. After twenty years, we are more grateful and enthusiastic than ever...The best is yet to come!" See the tour dates here.

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Panic! At The Disco Stream New Song LA Devotee

(TeamRock Radio) Panic! At The Disco have released a stream of their track LA Devotee. It features on Brendon Urie and co's fifth album Death Of A Bachelor, out on January 15 via Fueled By Ramen.

The new studio record will be the band's first since 2013's Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die - and their first without drummer Spencer Smith who quit in April.

Those who pre-order Death Of A Bachelor get instant access to LA Devotee, Victorious, Hallelujah and Emperor's New Clothes. Panic! At The Disco are currently on tour across the US and were recently confirmed as Slam Dunk 2016 headliners. Stream the song here.

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Dark Funeral Reveal New Studio Album Plans

Dark Funeral have revealed that they are wrapping up the writing of their new studio album and plan to enter the studio early in the new year to begin recording the effort.

They expect to release the new album in first half of 2016. Lord Ahriman had the following to say, "Cold winds are blowing over Scandinavia and the winter will arrive very soon. The world is bleak and dark days await.

"During the past months we have been forging the foundation of what will become the new Dark Funeral album. Music and lyrics are falling in place, piece by piece.

"The actual plan for the release is also slowly taking shape and everything has finally started to move. We aim to hit the studio in early 2016 and to have the actual album in your hands during the first half of the year! More info to follow..."

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It Bites' John Beck Breaks Arm In Accident On Fish Tour

(Prog) It Bites keyboardist John Beck has broken his arm after an accident on tour with Fish, and the injury has forced the cancellation of three Dutch dates. Beck has been ordered to take at least six weeks off, while concerns remain that the injury to his right hand could be more serious than currently known.

Fish will perform his upcoming UK shows with Tony Turrell on keyboards. The singer reports: "John broke his arm after tripping and falling outside our hotel. He has badly fractured his right arm at the elbow, as well as fracturing a major bone in his hand.

"His arm is in a cast for six weeks and he has been told the hand may take a further six weeks to properly heal. The hand injury may have long-term implications." Read more here.

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Wolvhammer and Atriarch Announce North American Tour

Wolvhammer have announced that they will be teaming up with Atriarch in early December to launch a short tour that will visit various North American cities.

The eleven-stop tour is scheduled to kick off in Vancouver, BC on December 10th and will be concluding on December 20th in Portland, OR at the Panic Room.

The tour will also include shows in Bellingham, Seattle, Olympia, Boise, Reno, San Francisco, Ventura, Los Angeles and Sacramento. Wolvhammer will be launching the tour in support of their Clawing Into Black Sun LP. See the tour dates here.

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The Adarna To Rock U.S. Service Members On The Project Gratitude Tour

Seattle rockers The Adarna will be launching their very first international trek in December when they embark on the Project Gratitude Tour where they will play for U.S. armed forces members stationed in the Middle East and Southwest Asia.

Frontman William Perry Moore had the following to say, "I'm a military brat. I remember how grateful the military families felt whenever bands performed on base. It was a great morale booster and something The Adarna has been focusing on doing ever since the formation."

The band will also be releasing an album, special for the tour, also entitled the "Project Gratitude". It will feature remastered singles from their first two albums and 3 debut songs (Lithium Kiss, These Monsters, and Firefight).

The exact locations of the shows have not been disclosed for security reasons but fans can see the general itinerary here.

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Sikth Streaming New Song 'Behind The Doors'

(Prog) Sikth have released a stream of their track Behind The Doors, a track that comes from the band's Opacities mini-album, which is set for release on December 4 via Peaceville Records.

Speaking of their upcoming six-track, mainman Mikee Goodman told Metal Hammer: "This music was not easy to write lyrics to but you have to be true to yourself.

"I see a lot of light and dark and Opacities is really dark. So, there are songs about getting out of a depressive mindset, but there's positivity and escapism, too."

He continues: "I've had happy periods, but I've had a lot more depressive periods. It's a massive battle, but to sing and scream and write out poetry is therapeutic."

Sikth head out on the road across the UK next weekend for a run of five shows in support of Opacities. They previously released a video for Philistine Philosophies. Stream the new song here.

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Colin Edwin Announces 1st Endless Tapes Album, Releases Video

(Prog) Colin Edwin has confirmed the release of Brilliant Waves, the first album from his latest project Endless Tapes. He and colleague Alessandro 'Petrol' Pedretti have launched a video for lead track Terminal 1 from the record, which follows their self-titled EP.

Porcupine Tree bassist Edwin says: "We chose the name 'Endless Tapes' since it reflects the many possibilities of the music. Given the cyclic elements in a lot of the compositions, I prefer to think of these recordings on Brilliant Waves as snapshots of particular decisions we made at the time. Playing the music in a live environment before we recorded really opened up a lot of the tunes - we could have gone in a number of directions."

He adds: "The best analogy I can give is to think of taking a series of photographs of a moving disc or wheel. In the finished picture you will recognise a wheel, but you might catch it anywhere in its rotation." Read more and watch the video here.

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Walter Trout Give Emotional Tribute To His Wife In Award Acceptance

(The Blues) Walter Trout dedicated his Sena European Guitar Award to wife Marie in an emotional acceptance speech this past weekend. He thanked her for her work as his manager, adding that she'd saved his life many times.

Marie led the crowdfunding campaign that raised over $240,000 to assist with his medical bills while he fought near-fatal liver disease last year. Accepting the award at Club Ziggo in Amsterdam, Trout said: "This woman has saved my life, not just in the past two years, but every day for 25 years.

"When I met her and she started managing my band, we were living in a tiny sh*thole apartment and we had nothing. When it was time to pay the rent we would pawn a guitar.

"Any success I've had as a solo act is due to the incredible work she's put in. She's been there next to me." He then turned to his tearful wife and said: "This is equally yours, baby girl." Watch video of his acceptance speech here.

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Baroness Release Behind The Scenes Video For Purple Album

(TeamRock Radio) Baroness have released a studio video clip showing the band working on latest album, Purple. It's due for release on December 18 via the band's own Abraxan Hymns label.

The video focuses on the twin vocal attack of Pete Adams and John Dyer Baizley - and Adams insists their performances are a step up from their last record, 2012's Yellow & Green.

He says: " We help each other steer the vocals in the right place. We finally figured out how to do a two vocal thing so that it has personality and has a little bit more character. We're working out more on this record than we did on Yellow & Green."

Baizley adds: "We've got really similar voices. Our range is within a few notes of each other. I don't even know who's singing a part sometimes." Watch the video here.

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Native Construct Release 'Mute' Video

(Prog) Native Construct have released a video for their track Mute. It's the lead track on the Boston band's debut album Quiet World, launched in April this year via Metal Blade Records.

The band said of the record: "Quiet World is about a guy who loves a girl. The guy is a bit of an odd and eccentric person - an outcast. He's also a mute, and a little unstable. The girl doesn't return his feelings, but he can't bring himself to let go. As his unrequited passion devolves into obsession and eventual resentment, his mind begins to slip further and further away.

"He decides to create a new, fantastic world of which he has complete control - a world where there are no oddballs or outcasts. A world where everyone is surrounded by people who are just like themselves: a much quieter world." Watch the video here.

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Turbonegro Release Hot For Nietzsche Video

(TeamRock Radio) Turbonegro have released a music video for their self-described rock anthem called Hot For Nietzsche. The new video clip was made by Rick Kosick of Jackass fame.

The band offered this description on Facebook: "Focus groups have told us one thing: 'We need a BIG rock anthem with great big windmill riffs, foot-stomping drums and lyrics about partying almost to the extent of death.'"

Frontman Tony Sylvester had the following to say about the video to Metal Hammer, "When releasing a song celebrating life lived to the fullest and darkest, the choice of location for the music video is pretty obvious.

"There's no place like Vegas and no band like Turbonegro. This one goes out to Eagles Of Death Metal, Turbojugend and everything else badass rock!" Watch the video here.

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Ugly Kid Joe's Comeback Tour Will Determine Their Future

(Classic Rock) Ugly Kid Joe could record more music together in the future, according to frontman Whitfield Crane. They released Uglier Than They Used Ta Be in September - their first full-length studio outing since 1996's Motel California. And while Crane isn't making any firm promises about the road ahead, he's hopeful of their reunion continuing.

He tells Mitch Lafon: "We love each other so I wouldn't be surprised if we made more music. Let's say we go on a great touring cycle, which we're organizing now for this record, and it's successful, and there's a good vibe, well of course we'll make more music.

"But if we go out and it's a sh*tty vibe, then we won't. But I think it's our station in life to be creative so hopeful we'll make more music." Listen to the full interview here.

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Fatherson Release Always Music Video

(TeamRock Radio) Fatherson have released a video for their single Always. It'll be included on the Scottish outfit's as-yet-untitled second album, expected in 2016 after they signed a deal with Easy Life Records/Sony Music. It'll be the follow-up to their debut record I Am An Island.

Earlier this year, guitarist and vocalist Ross Leighton told Already Heard: "We're still just finding our place in the whole music scene, and we're still trying to find what really defines what we do.

"This next album will be a representation of where we're at right now. I think it's important to just capture what you're doing at that moment rather than trying to be anything.

"If it works out and we get held in the same breaths as Frightened Rabbit, Biffy Clyro, Twin Atlantic or The Twilight Sad, it would be awesome just to be thought of as in that scene." Watch the video here.

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Heights' Al Heslop Releases Solar Solo Performance Video

(Prog) Heights guitarist Al Heslop has issued a clip of him playing the band's Solar, Bringer Of Chaos, Lunar, Bringer Of Light. The track appears on their 2015 album Phantasia On The High Processions Of Sun, Moon And Countless Stars Above, released in April this year via Basick Records.

Heslop says: "The broad idea for this piece was really based on the idea of these two great contrasting powers - the sun and moon - and the idea of their control over life. The song flows from fairly chaotic riffs to a more uplifting, open sound.

"This is a song that was really born to life in the studio, despite having a guitar demo, the drums really dictated the mood and I really wanted the bass to have much more of a melodic role, especially in the ending motif."

He continues: "This is probably the most challenging song to play live at the moment, as it just doesn't fall easily under the fingers - but everyone loves a challenge right?" Watch the video here.

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Lamb Of God's Randy Blythe Opens Up About Addition Battles

(TeamRock Radio) Lamb Of God frontman Randy Blythe has opened up on his battles with drink, drugs and why he tried to kill himself when he was 24 years old. His personal demons came to a head when he split with his then girlfriend - and he reports the breakup was the catalyst which triggered his self-destructive thoughts.

He tells The You Rock Foundation: "I had a complete meltdown and I had a rough time in a romantic relationship - but I can't really blame this sort of meltdown on me breaking up with a girlfriend - it had been building and building.

"I came home from a wedding and I was really drunk and ate two or three boxes of sleeping pills. I lay down on my couch and I'm just like, 'I'm gonna die, this is awesome, I'm done with this terrible world.' But what happened was I woke up crazy and drunk."

Blythe then set fire to the house, prompting the arrival of fire services and police. He was then handcuffed which led to an altercation. He adds: "I was spitting at them, calling them 'pigs' because I was gonna die - I figured I'd do whatever I want.

"The police started on me with a nightstick - they thought I was on crack, they didn't realise I was having this complete emotional breakdown. I was trying to exit this existence."

Blythe ended up in a psychiatric ward in Richmond for three days after the incident where he realised he'd been bottling up his problems for years. But that didn't halt his relationship with drink and drugs, which he continued to abuse for another 22 years. Read more and watch the video here.

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InTheStudio Remember George Harrison With Best Of Special

(ITS) Syndicated radio show InTheStudio with Redbeard: The Stories Behind History's Greatest Rock Bands has released a two part "best of" web special for Beatles legend George Harrison. The show sent over the following details:

Fourteen years ago this week the world lost George Harrison. Countless rock writers have tried to define the late George Harrison for a long time now as the 19 year old guitarist from Liverpool in an exciting new band in 1963; the Beatle who persuaded the other band members to visit India and study meditation and religion; the first Beatle to release a solo album and the first to have it top the charts. George Harrison the Humanitarian as the architect of the Concert for Bangladesh; George the indie film producer; Harrison the comeback kid with his 1987 smash solo album Cloud Nine; as Nelson Wilbury and his superstar band of five rhythm guitar players; Harrison the devoted husband and a father. George was all these things and so much more.

InTheStudio has consolidated several interviews with George Harrison in a special two-part "Best of" program. Speaking to InTheStudio host Redbeard, Harrison relates his own struggles for relevancy to others trying to live normal lives.

"People tend to write you off, it's a bit silly because after all the time we've been around, you'd think I must know something by now. So I always felt confident that if I wanted to do something and do it right, I could eventually. I like to put some words in songs that if anyone is out there listening, that it can give them a bit hope to. You know, it's like also saying 'don't worry its only a bit of time and if you keep on truckin' we'll be ok.' " - George Harrison

Stream part 1 here and part 2 here.

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Prong Reveal Details About New Album X-No Absolutes

Prong have revealed details about their forthcoming studio album "X-No Absolutes" which will be released on February 5th, 2016 as a digipak (that will feature a bonus track and poster), 2 LP Gatefold version (red vinyl, CD in paper sleeve) and digitally.

Frontman Tommy Victor had the following to say about the album, "Prong is excited about the upcoming release of our tenth studio release of new material, 'PRONG X - NO ABSOLUTES'. It seems as though our recent records keep getting better and this new recording definitely appears to be a testament to this.

"Prong has maintained aggression while tackling the challenge of creating classic songs and anthems in the past, but we have gone even a step further with this mentality on 'NO ABSOLUTES'. Here you will find a collection of riff intensified crushers, furious barn burners, and fist pumping sing-a-longs.

"Also, this record exhibits even more technical proficiency, showing progress again on all fronts. We feel the listener needs to be excited about every lyric, performance, sound, etc. for the duration of the record. This record throws a powerful punch, yet we feel it to be memorable and in demand of future listens with it's energy, strong production and overall catchiness.

"Our themes on this record will certainly inspire some thought. Whether it be a dose of self discovery, a dialogue of a personal challenge or a viscous finger pointing at what we believe to be a falsehood, those attentive to messages and lyrics in general will be supplied. And we feel they will be compelled to shout aloud with, mimic a riff, sing along or cry out in pain with 'PRONG X - NO ABSOLUTES'!' See the tracklisting here.

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Soilwork Release Death In General Video

Soilwork have released a new music video for the track "Death In General", which is song that comes from the group's latest studio album "The Ride Majestic"

The new video was filmed in Joshua Tree, California and was directed by Hristo Shindov. Frontman Bjorn "Speed" Strid had the following to say, "Recording the video for 'Death In General' was absolutely spectacular.

"After finishing up our North American Tour at The Whisky in Hollywood, we got up at 5am the next morning and drove into the desert. Joshua Tree is truly a magical place and was the perfect setting for this song and the mystical feeling it generates. Blind Melon guitarist Christopher Thorn was very kind to let us use his land for the shoot and he also welcomed us into his home.

Director Hristo Shindov and his assistants did a fantastic job, capturing the vibe of the song with stunning footage. The dancers, Daisy and Flannery also did an absolute outstanding job, as they danced in the sunset. Truly magical.

"We are very proud to present this video for one of the most powerful songs that we have ever written. Hope you enjoy it and that you somewhat can imagine the feeling we had while recording it! We highly recommend sipping on a real good tequila or mezcal while watching it..." Watch the video here.

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While She Sleeps Add Headline and Asking Alexandria Shows To Tour

While She Sleeps have expanded their North American tour plans early in the new year with the addition of a number headlining dates and a few support dates for Asking Alexandria.

The band will be heading to the U.S. and Canada to take part in Bullet For My Valentine's British Invasion Tour which is set to kick off on February 2nd in San Diego, CA at the House of Blues.

While She Sleeps have just announced a number of one-off headline shows that will take place during the trek including their own shows in Anaheim, Iowa City in the states and three shows in Ontario, Canada in Ottawa, London and Hamilton.

They have also announced four dates where they will be supporting Asking Alexandria including Salt Lake City (2/8), Lincoln, NE (2/14), Atlanta (2/26) and Rochester (3/4). See all of the dates here.

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End of Love (Wilco, Big Star, Sonic Youth) Stream New Song

(Tell All Your Friends) The music collective, End of Love (which features members of Wilco, Big Star, Sonic Youth) have premiered the new song "Fade Away" on Consequence of Sound.

The song comes from their new album "New Ghosts On The Radio" which is set to be released on December 11th. We were sent the following background information on the group:

End of Love began when Jody Stephens and Irwin Menken met in Europe, Jody was touring with his band Big Star Third and Irwin was on the road with Lee Ranaldo from Sonic Youth. A year later they joined forces and added New York City based guitarist Jay Deegan.

Lead vocals are shared by Skylar Gudasz of Big Star Third, Django Haskins of Old Ceremony, Karlie Bruce of Escort, and Elisa Peimer. Guitar parts are by Jay Deegan, Nels Cline of Wilco, Lee Ranaldo of Sonic Youth with additional contributions by Abe Seiferth of Phonograph and Chris Stamey of the dB's among others.

Mikael Jorgensen of Wilco added syth and John Stirratt also of Wilco added backing vocals. The album is produced by Ted Young with assistance from Irwin Menken, Chris Stamey and John Stirratt.

Jody shared the following about the formation of the group, ""I got involved as a member of End of Love in November of 2013. I had met Irwin in Europe a year earlier when I was touring with Big Star Third and he was playing bass for Lee Ranaldo. We ran into each other again about 18 months later in New York. He told me about the project and asked if I'd play drums on a couple of tracks. He and Jay came to Ardent in Memphis and we had a great day in the studio. Over dinner he asked me to join the band and I agreed.

"At the time I was beginning to work with Luther Russell on what has turned out to be Those Pretty Wrongs. In that project I am co-writing with Luther and singing but not playing drums live. Big Star's Third live, Chris Stamey's idea, affords me the chance to play drums and sing Big Star songs. An incredibly special event, but it only happens a few times a year.

"So, when Irwin asked me to join End of Love it seemed like a great opportunity to continue to play drums and to feel like I'm making a contribution to songs I like. It also only happens a few times a year so it's all a nice fit." Stream the new song here.

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Bryan Ferry Announces Tour and 'Avonmore Special Edition'

(Purple) Bryan Ferry has announced that that he will be launching a UK tour next April and also revealed plans for a limited edition 'Avonmore Special Edition' release on December 4th.

Ferry will be launching the UK tour on April 16th in Perth, Scotland and the trek includes a stop in Stirling (Scotland) on April 18th and two shows at the Palladium in London.

We were sent the following details about the special release: Limited to 1500 copies only and with 100 copies being personally signed by Bryan himself for fans pre-ordering from www.bryanferry.com.

The front cover features a specially commissioned illustration of Bryan Ferry by renowned fashion illustrator and portrait artist David Downton and a 48-page-book containing stunning exclusive live photography taken by tour photographer Matthew Becker during the 2015 Avonmore Tour.

The deluxe set also includes the original album Avonmore on both heavyweight white vinyl and CD. Bonus material then adds four exclusive Avonmore remixes on a second white heavyweight 12" vinyl plus two extra CDs of album track remixes including unreleased cuts from Leo Zero, Idjut Boys and Synapson.

The set is completed by a DVD featuring the official videos for singles Loop De Li, Johnny & Mary and Driving Me Wild and specially printed lyric sheets. See the tour dates here.

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Black Star Riders Release Soldierstown Lyric Video

(hennemusic) Black Star Riders have released a lyric video for "Soldierstown", a track from their second album "The Killer Instinct." The follow-up to the group's 2013 debut "All Hell Breaks Loose" was recorded in Nashville last year with producer Nick Raskulinecz (Rush, The Foo Fighters, Alice In Chains, Mastodon).

"'Soldierstown' is a song with a dark and poignant lyric tempered with a huge Celtic guitar riff," says frontman Ricky Warwick. "Sometimes pulling the covers over your head is not enough."

Black Star Riders are currently playing dates across Europe and will join Def Leppard and Whitesnake for a 10-date UK tour next month along with two headline shows of their own - December 11 at London's Shepherds Bush Empire and December 17 at The Wulfrun in Wolverhampton.

"To say we are excited by being part of the Whitesnake/Def Leppard bill is an understatement," Warwick adds. "It's always great to go on tour with your friends and Black Star Riders will also have been on tour in Europe 4 weeks prior to this... So we will be well oiled and fired up for it!" Check out the video here.

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In Mourning Recording Follow-Up To The Weight Of Oceans

In Mourning are working on the follow-up to 2012's"The Weight Of Oceans" and the band, which now features former Katatonia drummer Daniel Liljekvist, have inked a deal with Agonia Records for the new album.

The band had the following to say, "We're signing to Agonia Records for this new record that we're currently recording. It all feels really good, we get good vibes from the people at Agonia and the label has some of our friends on their roster as well as a lot of other good music. We're in good company and we have some good things cooking.

"The new record brings some new elements to the band, which feels good. First of all we are super stoked to have Daniel Liljekvist with us behind the drums, he has brought a whole new vibe to the band and brings both new kinds of dynamics as well as new kinds of power to the music. We're also recording with Jonas Martinsson who is handling the studio engineering, which as well will bring new elements to the sound of the record.

"Drums are recorded and they sound awesome. We've begun tracking guitars and we're somewhere in the middle of recording rhythm guitars right now. We won't reveal much more at this point but we can promise that more news will follow soon, keep your eyes peeled and check our online pages now and then."

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The Moth Gatherer's New Album The Earth Is The Sky Streaming Online

(Agonia) The Moth Gatherer are streaming their new album "The Earth Is The Sky" in full online. The album was released late last week and features guest appearances from David Johansson (Kongh), Wacian (Code), The Cuukoo (Terra Tenebrosa) and Thomas Jäger (Monolord).

The band had the following to say about the effort, "The Earth Is The Sky is an album where we tried to take everything as far as we could. There where points during the recording where we honestly spoke about giving up and calling it a day, it felt like we would crumble under the album. But we suffered through. The result is a desperation about how humanity drags it all to the end.

"Where A Bright Celestial Light was an introvert journey into decay, The Earth Is The Sky is a journey to the highest point on Earth where you sit down and contemplate about our existence while watching the flames from the burning world". Listen to the album here.

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Reckless Love and Santa Cruz Announce UK Tour

A Finish invasion is coming to the UK in March of next year when Reckless Love launch a eight-date tour that will feature support from their follow fellow Finns, Santa Cruz.

The tour will be kicking off March 4th in Bristol at the Thekla and includes stops in Wolverhampton, Leeds, Newcastle, Glasgow, Manchester, Nottingham and the final show on March 31st in London.

Both band will head to mainland Europe for a series of dates in mid-March. Reckless Love will be launching the tour in support of their forthcoming studio album, which will be released by Spinefarm Records in February. See the UK dates here.

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Neurosis' Scott Kelly and Yakuza's Bruce Lamont Launching Tour

Neurosis' Scott Kelly and Yakuza's Bruce Lamont will be launching a eighteen date west coast tour this coming Monday, November 30th, which follows their recent east coast run.

The tour will be kicking off on the 30th in Chico, CA at Cafe Coda and will wrap up on December 17th at the Golden Bull in Oakland, CA with stops scheduled in Oregon, Washingston, California, Idaho, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona.

Scott Kelly had the following to say about the trek, "Bruce and I look forward to continuing our live sound experimentation through the Western States for an eighteen-show run starting November 30th in Chico, California and coming home to Oakland, California on December 17th.

"We were able to get a good idea of what we can do on our initial twelve performances in the Northeast but I feel like we're just beginning to find the deep vein.

"Please come out and witness this as it develops into something that will undoubtedly lead us to deeper exploration every night and a project and recordings in the future." See the dates here.

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Inverted Serenity Release 'Grasp of Impermanence' Live Video

(JAMP) Inverted Serenity are promoting the recent release of their new album "Integral" with the online posting of a live video for the song 'Grasp of Impermanence'.

'Integral' was released on October 9th and the band filmed the live video for 'Grasp of Impermanence' during their performance at The Zoo in Winnipeg on October 30th.

We were sent the following details about the album: 'Integral' is follow up to their 2013 debut album 'Manifestation of Eternity in a World of Time". 'Integral' is a gateway into the infinite fractal nature of the minds of Drew (Parasitism) on guitar, backing vocals, Ben (Moira) on drums, backing vocals, Tom on bass, lead vocals, and Marco on guitar.

Topics are inspired from works of many psychonaughts akin to Carl Jung, involving transcendental, philosophies, global tribe mentality, the impermanence of the physical world, and alchemy. Their riffs range from atmospheric black-metal grooves, old-school inspired death metal passages, thrash riffs, progressive technical journeys, and everything in between for an extremely energetic onslaught of sounds.

Watch the video here.

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