A first video for "So Jaded" will be released shortly on SPV’s YouTube channel after the clip was premiered on German TV at iM1 and Austria’s GoTV. Stay tuned for more information. This video is the first one in a series of 3 which will make a short film.
PSYCHOPUNCH will headline the ROCK N ROLL OVERDOSE Tour in Germany and Switzerland
Please find the updated Tourdates HERE – more Festivaldates and European Shows to be added soon.
"III: CUT LOOSE" will be the title of the new album by Germany’s heavy rockers THE NEW BLACK. It will be released on March 15th via AFM/Soulfood.
Mixing duties were handled by Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Pretty Maids) who commented: "These guys completely floored me with their stylish mix of both modern metal and vintage rock ‘n’ roll. This is a band that could get big if things are done the right way!"
"III: CUT LOOSE" was once more recorded and produced by the band themselves. Making-of-footage from the studio can be found at http://www.facebook.com/thenewblackofficial. The album will be released in different configurations, among them a big fat digipak with loads of bonus tracks. There’s also talk of guest singers, free downloads and video clips with nasty spiders and middlefingers… Details to follow.
In April, The New Black will embark on the "Rock’n’Roll Overdose" tour alongside Psychopunch, Motorjesus, ’77 und Supercharger. Dates can be found at www.rocknrolloverdose.de. The trek will conclude on April 28th, when the whole package joins Der W in Neu-Isenburg for a big indoor show.
"III: CUT LOOSE" finds the band finetuning their signature style while keeping heaviness and catchiness fully intact. Their music has been described in the past as such: "This is our kind of party: Black Label Society bring the booze, Pantera spice it up, Thin Lizzy add some taste, and Alter Bridge smooth it over before Metallica turn it black. And you can be there, too!"
The debut album "THE NEW BLACK" was released in 2009, after the pre-production was named "Demo of the Month" in four major music magazines in their native Germany. The sophomore effort "II: BETTER IN BLACK" dropped in 2011. THE NEW BLACK have played alongside acts as Volbeat, Alter Bridge and Black Label Society, they have rocked all major festivals like Wacken or Rock am Ring and supported AC/DC in front of 65.000.
Kicking off activities in 2013, Swedish Pain of Salvation is ready to embark on more worldwide touring. The upcoming European tour in April will be exclusively acoustic based and Pain Of Salvation will be joined for the 3 weeks of dates by Dutch singer/songwriter Anneke Van Giersbergen (ex The Gathering) and Árstíðir from Iceland, making this a remarkably interesting package.
The tour is to coincide with Pain of Salvation’s upcoming album release via InsideOutMusic, featuring newly recorded acoustic versions of classic Pain of Salvation songs. More details about this special album project will be made public soon…
Here are all the dates of the European tour:
PAIN OF SALVATION – Acoustic-Tour 2013 Special guests: Anneke Van Giersbergen & Árstíðir
03.04.13 – Krakow (Poland) – Kwadrat
04.04.2013 – Warsaw (Poland) – Progresja
05.04.2013 – Prague (Czech Republic) – Klub Nova Chmelnice
06.04.2013 – Bratislava (Slovakia) – Majestic Music Club
07.04.2013 – Budapest (Hungary) – Club 202
08.04.2013 – Wien (Austria) – Szene
10.04.2013 – Bologna (Italy) – Estragon
11.04.2013 – Rome (Italy) – Orion
12.04.2013 – Milano (Italy) – Magazzini Generali
13.04.2013 – Yverdon (Switzerland) – Amalgame
14.04.2013 – Toul (France) – Chez Paulette
15.04.2013 – London (UK) – The Garage
17.04.2013 – Paris (France) – Le Trabendo
18.04.2013 – Pratteln (Switzerland) – Z7
19.04.2013 – Weert (The Netherlands) – De Bosuil
20.04.2013 – Zoetermeer (The Netherlands) – Boerderij
21.04.2013 – Essen (Germany) – Turock
For further info, please visit the artists’ sites:
Previous to the European tour, Pain of Salvation will also be perfoming
two regular shows in Russia as follows:
16.02.2013 Moscow (Russia) – Moscow Concert Hall
17.02.2013 St. Petersburg (Russia) – Arctica
Furthermore, Pain of Salvation will be heading out to tour in North America throught May.
More details about thise shows in the USA and Canada will follow soon…
Pain of Salvation’s latest album release, "Road Salt Two", managed to enter the official national charts upon release in Autumn of 2011 in the following European countries: Sweden at # 24, The Netherlands at # 82, Finland at # 31, and Norway at # 51 in its second week (first week was at # 94).
Additionally to the standard album on CD and Digital Download format, "Road Salt One"
and its follow-up twin-release "Road Salt Two", are also available in limited edition
Digipak format and as Gatefold LP on 180g. black vinyl.
PAIN OF SALVATION online:
Tyskland, 90-tal och power metal. Oslagbar kombination, och Freedom Call är inget undantag. Med sju plattor i bagaget sedan starten 1998 har de etablerat sig i genrens absoluta toppskikt med sin melodiskt dynamiska musik och positiva energi. Ett måste att se live!
Bandet kommer under våren att förära oss här hemma med besök enligt följande:
29/5 Brew House, Göteborg
30/5 Maxim @ Last in Line, Gävle
31/5 Liljan @ Last in Line, Borlänge
1/6 Dynamo @ Last in Line, Norrköping
Tickets and more info is available @ www.skrikhult.se
Swedish rockers PSYCHOPUNCH are back with a new album called "Smakk Valley".
The album is due for release in Europe for February 25th 2013 via SPV/Steamhammer.
As this was not enough, there is also changes in the line up.
Long time partner in crime Joey, has left the band due to personal reasons.
He will be replaced by Lindell (former bass player in the band) on
Guitar and new bass player is Walle.
The band wish Joey all the best of luck in the future.
We’ve just hit 500.000 "LIKES" on our Facebook page! This is a great achievement that not many Extreme Metal bands have reached. And naturally, we’d like to thank you, our great legion of dedicated fans & supporters worldwide for helping us achieve such a milestone and now truly crown us as the Ineffable Kings of Swedish Black Metal, Hail to you all!!!
Ladies and gentlemen, a transmission from the slaveship – the songtitles and cover artwork for the upcoming album "Apnoe"! Share, like, spread the word! The full tracklist (including special edition bonus track):
Lights Of Highways
Beyond Silence (feat. Daniel Brennare/ LAKE OF TEARS)
Tiefer Fall (feat. Allen B. Konstanz/ THE VISION BLEAK)
Until it all begins
That´s not the final order, mind you. And as you might have noticed, another dear (and final) guest popped up in the list: Many thanks go to Mr. Allen B. Konstanz for adding his marvellous voice on "Tiefer Fall" and Mr. Markus Stock of Studio E for recording it, both have done a splendid job!
All other recordings as well as mixing and mastering once again skillfully done by Mr. Eike Freese at the Hammer Studio and TODTGELICHTER. All artwork brought to life by Y. To be released on Code666/Aural Music & distributed by Soulfood at the end of march/April, exact release date tba.
There will be several different editions of "Apnoe", as soon as we have word from the manufacturer we can tell you more about that.
That´s it so far – keep track as we will provide you a teaser trailer soon…
Take care, ye all; and once again: Spread this like the plague!
We’re starting of 2013 by premiering the brand new clip for "Smell of Death", the second video from "The Great Bludgeoning". The video was recorded during our European tour in October 2012 and directed by Mircea Gabriel Eftemie, check out the video here.
2013 is slowly taking form for us. We are recording and releasing a new album and of course doing a lot of shows.
First shows confirmed so far are:
16.03.2013: La Laiterie, Strasbourg, France
17.03.2013: Betiz Fest, Cambrai, France
05.04.2013: Metal Inferno Festival, Paderborn, Germany
06.04.2013: Delirium Fest, Chalons-en-Champagne, France
26.07.2013: Baden in Blut Metal Open Air, Lörrach, Germany
27.07.2013: Eisenwahn Festival, Obersinn, Germany
Just back from their European tour with Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody and Freedom Call, German Power Metallers ORDEN OGAN have released their brand new video clip, filmed for their song "Masks". "Masks" is based on motifs of Seeb Levermann’s soundtrack for MASKS, the newest horror movie movie of Andreas Marschall, who is also well-known for his amazing Metal cover artworks. The enormous songwriting qualities that Seeb has displayed with ORDEN OGAN, perfectly merge with Marschall’s possessive, dark pictures – a perfect match to form a mysterious nightmare trip.
Andreas Marschall states: "After Seeb’s contribution of the amazing soundtrack for my horror movie MASKS, it was just obvious to return the favor and do a clip for ORDEN OGAN. I think Seeb has exceeded himself with the "Masks" song: he took the great main theme of the movie (in the film this is sung by Crystal Viper’s Marta Gabriel) and turned it into a melodic Metal smasher that combines the horror atmosphere of MASKS with the modern, anthemic sound of ORDEN OGAN."
Seeb comments: "Andreas Marschall’s cover artworks are an important part for us since the release of our debut "Vale" in 2008. Within the last few years we got to know each other better and better. Our appreciating for each other grew and so it became a logical thing that I, as a composer and fan of horror movies, would contribute the filmscore for Andreas’ "Masks" movie. Working with him was just awesome and a great experience. By working on the music for the film, the idea came up to create an ORDEN OGAN song with elements from it too. With Andreas as director of the video clip for "Masks", filming it in the Apollo cinema in Arnsberg (Germany) was very exhausting but also incredibly productive and fun. Now seeing the result, I have to say that that I’m totally blown away. The clip turned out to be very artistic and maestro Marschall has outdone himself. Just killer!"
German Melodic Power Metal masters ORDEN OGAN are the band of the hour: their critically acclaimed new album "To The End" enters Germany’s official album chart at #41!
"Wow, this is awesome! We are overwhelmed by this news. A big "thank you" goes out to all those who supported ORDEN OGAN. We will celebrate now, but then it#s time for our final preparation for our tour with Luca Turilli’s RHAPSODY and Freedom Call, which will kick off these days. We hope to see many of you there", singer/guitarist Seeb comments.