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Whitesnake return with first new studio album in four years “The Purple Album”

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RETURN WITH FIRST NEW STUDIO ALBUM IN FOUR YEARS

THE PURPLE ALBUM

Rock icons Whitesnake are set to return with their 12th studio album this spring. “The Purple Album” will be released in the UK on May 18th via Frontiers Music SRL“The Purple Album” is a re-imagination of classic songs from David Coverdale’s time as the lead singer for Deep Purple’s Mark 3 and Mark 4 studio albums.

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Fightstar, ‘A’, Apocalyptica, The Sword and; The Cavalera Conspiracy head for Download as day tickets go on sale

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FIGHTSTAR, ‘A’, APOCALYPTICA, The Sword & THE CAVALERA CONSPIRACY HEAD FOR

DOWNLOAD 2015 AS DAY TICKETS GO ON SALE

Day tickets on sale from 9am on Friday 27th February 2015

 As if the current line up wasn’t enough to get you excited about this year’s Download Festival, 38 new bands have now been added to the bill including:

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Download Announce 24 New Bands for 2015 Line Up

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ANDREW W.K., IN FLAMES, TESTAMENT, WE ARE HARLOT AND L7 SET FOR DOWNLOAD 2015

L7’s first confirmed UK live date in over 15 years

HELLYEAH, ALL THAT REMAINS, FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS, ACE FREHLEY, TREMONTI, BLACK STAR RIDERS, THUNDER, THE GHOST INSIDE, KING 810, DEFEATER, CHELSEA GRIN, EVIL SCARECROW, BOMBUS, GNARWOLVES, HANDS LIKE HOUSES, STRAY FROM THE PATH, CREEPER AND BLOOD YOUTH ALSO JOIN LINE-UP

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Pig Iron’s EP Out Now – Plus Release Date of Upcoming Album ‘Sermons From The Church Of Blues Restitution’ Confirmed

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PIG IRON Announce Release Date for 5th Studio Album
 ‘Sermons From The Church of Blues Restitution’
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New Sott Ian Project Motor Sister to Release Album “Ride” March 9 on Metal Blade Records

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Corrosion of Conformity Announce UK Tour

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Hard Rock Hell 9: House of Horrors Announces Saxon as first Headline Act

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Hard Rock Hell 2015, aptly titled ‘House of Horrors’, which is the 9th cycle of the winter music festival have announced heavy metal titans, Saxon back into their realm of mayhem thanks to popular demand from the HRH Fans. It will be 5 years since their last visit and this year’s set will be a 2 hour jaw dropper. With a mammoth back catalogue that stretches back to 1976.

Joining Saxon will be 80’s all-female NWOBHM Vets, Rock Goddess, who have recently enjoyed a positive resurgence and are looking forward to gracing the stage in front of the HRH faithful.

They will both be joined by another band who have been ordered in by popular demand, the unstoppable Black Spiders who are a particular favourite of mine and can currently be seen gracing stages all across the world.

HRH are renowned for plucking some gems out of far flung territories and the first one to be announced this year with a huge injection of Psychedelia are Swedish Heroes Skanska Mord. They will be joined by Swedish bretheren Riot Horse. Check out their track Medicine Man below.

Completing the first announcement are Outlaw Biker Rockers, Pig Iron who have just signed to sister label, Off Yer Rocka Recordings. These boys are well worth checking out if you are a fan of the almighty riff.

Hard Rock Hell 9: House of Horrors will be held in the usual location at Hafan y Mor Haven site in Phwellhi, Gwynedd, North Wales from the 12th to 15th November.

If you have not been before make sure you get down there this year as it is one of the highlights of my calendar. There is just something about a Rock and Metal festival at the ends of the earth, in the middle of winter on a holiday camp that creates a certvery unique festival experience. There is always great bands, great people and a whole lotta fun to be had.

Day Passes have now been released and can be booked @ www.hardrockhell.com/tickets

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Gallows Announce New Album Desolation Sounds

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Gallows Announce new album ‘Desolation Sounds’ to be released 13 April

New single ‘Bonfire Season’ announced for digital release and 7″ pre order

Iconic British Punk band Gallows have announced the release of their latest album ‘Desolation Sounds’, to be released through their own label Venn and Play it again Sam Records on April 13th. ‘Desolation Sounds’ is Gallows fourth album. Titled after an expanse of water in frontman Wade MacNeil’s native Canada. It features ten songs, runs for 36 minutes and might just be the most bleakly beautiful, weighty and affecting collection of music you will hear this year.

The album represents a new chapter in Gallows career as they move towards their tenth anniversary. Co-produced by Steve Sears at Titan Studios, Watford, it builds upon the aggression and passion of the band’s acclaimed catalogue while opening up new horizons for the band. It is, as Gallows founding member Lags says, ‘the album I’ve dreamt about making.’

The new single ‘Bonfire Season’ will be available as a digital release and 7″ pre order at http://www.gallows.co.uk.

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Halestorm Announce New Album Into the Wild Life

halestorm_js_231013Atlantic recording group Halestorm has announced details of their massively anticipated new album. ‘INTO THE WILD LIFE’ will be released in the UK on April 6, with pre orders launching from midnight tonight.

‘INTO THE WILD LIFE’ marks the GRAMMY Award-winning hard rock band’s third studio album and follow-up to 2012’s chart-topping ‘THE STRANGE CASE OF…’ Recorded last year in Nashville with GRAMMY-nominated producer Jay Joyce (Cage The Elephant, Eric Church) at the helm, the album is heralded by stunning new single, ‘Apocalyptic’.

‘’Apocalyptic’ will be available to buy on iTunes from midnight tonight, and also as an ‘instant grat’ for fans pre-ordering the new album. As an initial promotion, you will be able to pre-order the album for just £6.99, and the deluxe version for £8.99. These prices will rise in due course. There will also be an exclusive offer with Amazon UK for a limited number of signed albums.

 

“’INTO THE WILD LIFE’ is not a departure,” says Halestorm frontwoman Lzzy Hale. “It’s an invitation to all things Halestorm.  Lyrically and musically, we explored everything that makes us tick. We set a new standard for this record and gave ourselves no choice other than to be unapologetically ourselves in every way. Peel away at the onion that is our third record if you dare and let us drag you deeper into our world.”

 

The track listing for the album is:

  1. Scream

  2. I Am The Fire

  3. Sick Individual

  4. Amen

  5. Dear Daughter

  6. New Modern Love

  7. Mayhem

  8. Bad Girls World

  9. Gonna Get Mine

  10. The Reckoning

  11. Apocalyptic

  12. What Sober Couldn’t Say

  13. I Like It Heavy

 

Widely acknowledged as one of modern hard rock’s most explosive live acts, Halestorm will celebrate ‘INTO THE WILD LIFE’ by kicking things off with a headline UK & Ireland tour*, starting February 27 in Dublin, and wrapping up 12 shows later in Manchester, on March 14. Support comes from Nothing More and Wilson. The band will then continue touring across Europe, and from April 22, embark on an epic US headline run until June, taking along The Pretty Reckless as their US special guests.

HALESTORM UK & IRELAND TOUR DATES

Fri 27th Feb – DUBLIN Academy

Sat 28th Feb – BELFAST The Limelight

Mon 2nd Mar – NORWICH UEA

Tue 3rd Mar – NOTTINGHAM Rock City

Thu 5th Mar – LEEDS Academy

Fri 6th Mar – GLASGOW Barrowlands

Sat 7th Mar – INVERNESS Ironworks

Mon 9th Mar – WOLVERHAMPTON Civic

Tue 10th Mar – LONDON Roundhouse

Thu 12th Mar – SOUTHAMPTON Guildhall

Fri 13th Mar – CARDIFF University Great Hall

Sat 14th Mar – MANCHESTER Apollo

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Led Zeppelin Announce 40th Anniversary Reissue of Physical Graffiti

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Physical Graffiti Deluxe Edition Arrives Exactly 40 Years After Debut,

Produced And Newly Remastered By Jimmy Page,

With Previously Unreleased Companion Audio

Multiple CD, Vinyl, And Digital Formats, Including Limited Edition Super Deluxe Boxed Set, Available February 24

The Led Zeppelin reissue campaign continues in 2015, turning the spotlight on the double album Physical Graffiti. The deluxe edition of the group’s sixth studio album will arrive 40 years to the day after the original debuted on February 24, 1975. The reissues of the first five Led Zeppelin albums in 2014 found both commercial successes, with multiple titles reaching Top 10 chart status in countries around the world, as well as widespread critical acclaim, including the recent Classic Rock “Reissue Of The Year” Award.

As with the previous deluxe editions, Physical Graffiti has been newly remastered by guitarist and producer Jimmy Page and is accompanied by a disc of companion audio comprising previously unreleased music related to the original release.

Physical Graffiti will be available February 24th (February 23rd Internationally) from Atlantic/Swan Song in the following formats:

Double CD – Remastered album packaged in a replica of the original LP jacket.

Deluxe Edition (3CD) – Remastered album on two discs, plus a third disc of unreleased companion audio.

Double LP – Remastered album on 180-gram vinyl, packaged in a sleeve that replicates the LP’s first pressing in exacting detail.

Deluxe Edition Vinyl (3LP) – Remastered album and unreleased companion audio on 180-gram vinyl.

Digital Download – Remastered album and companion audio will both be available in standard and high-definition formats.

Super Deluxe Boxed Set – This collection includes:

  • Remastered double album on CD in vinyl replica sleeve.
  • Companion audio on CD in card wallet featuring new alternate cover art.
  • Remastered double album on 180-gram vinyl in a sleeve replicating first pressing.
  • Companion audio on 180-gram vinyl in a sleeve with new alternate cover art.
  • High-definition audio download card of all content at 96kHz/24 bit.
  • Hard bound, 96 page book filled with rare and previously unseen photos and memorabilia.
  • High-quality print of the original album cover, the first 30,000 of which will be individually numbered.

Certified 16x platinum in the U.S., the commercial success of Physical Graffiti was equaled by its critical reception. Generally regarded as one of the greatest double albums of all time, the original 15 tracks represent a creative tour de force that explores the band’s dynamic musical range, from the driving rock of “Custard Pie” and acoustic arrangement of “Bron-Y-Aur Stomp” to the Eastern raga of “Kashmir” and funky groove of “Trampled Under Foot.”

The companion audio disc that accompanies the deluxe edition of Physical Graffiti has seven unreleased tracks, including rough mixes of “In My Time Of Dying” and “Houses Of The Holy,” as well as an early mix of “Trampled Under Foot” called “Brandy & Coke.” All the unreleased companion tracks offer fans a chance to hear well-known songs from a different perspective, including the Sunset Sound mix of “Boogie With Stu” and “Driving Through Kashmir,” a rough orchestra mix of the band’s eight minute opus “Kashmir.” Also featured is “Everybody Makes It Through,” a strikingly different early version of “In The Light” with alternate lyrics.

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Physical Graffiti Track Listing

Disc One

1.    “Custard Pie”

2.    “The Rover”

3.    “In My Time Of Dying”

4.    “Houses Of The Holy”

5.    “Trampled Under Foot”

6.    “Kashmir”

Disc Two

1.  “In The Light”

2.  “Bron-Yr-Aur”

3.  “Down By The Seaside”

4.  “Ten Years Gone”

5.  “Night Flight”

6.  “The Wanton Song”

7.    “Boogie With Stu”

8.    “Black Country Woman”

9.    “Sick Again”

Companion Audio Disc

1.    “Brandy & Coke” (Trampled Under Foot – Initial Rough Mix)

2.    “Sick Again” (Early Version)

3.    “In My Time Of Dying” (Initial Rough Mix)

4.    “Houses Of The Holy” (Rough Mix With Overdubs)

5.    “Everybody Makes It Through” (In The Light Early Version/In Transit)

6.    “Boogie With Stu”  (Sunset Sound Mix)

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