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Fast rising UK band RISE TO ADDICTION will release their debut album 'A New Shade Of Black For The Soul' through Mausoleum Records on 14th May 2007 in the UK and 18th May in the rest of Europe.
The album was recorded at Backstage Studios and The Cell in England during 2006.The tracking was handled by Rise To Addiction while the final mix and production was completed by Andy Sneap (Machine Head, Killswitch Engage, Trivium, Megadeth).
The full track listing is:
A New Shade
Moth To A Flame
Falling As One
One Sweet Minute
To A God Unknown
The cover artwork and sleeve design has been completed by the bands guitarist John Slater.
Always willing to push their musical boundaries, Rise To Addiction enlisted the help of avant-garde pianist Mike Garson on one of the songs. Mike, who is known for his work with greats such as David Bowie, Smashing Pumpkins and Nine Inch Nails, wrote and recorded the piano interlude for the song 'Fessonia'.
Commenting on the recording, vocalist Leigh Oates said that “We’ve really pushed the envelope on this album, it’s been a long time in the making and we’re all beyond proud of the end result."
Speaking about Mike Garson's involvement guitarist John Slater added "I've been a massive fan of Mike's ever since I heard his work on David Bowies' Aladdin Sane and to have him play on this album is just fantastic! I can't wait for you all to hear it!"
Rise To Addiction will tour in support of the release. They have been confirmed as special guests to legendary Chicago doom metal band TROUBLE on their forthcoming European tour in May. The bands full tour schedule is as follows: More...
Up and coming UK rockers RISE TO ADDICTION have announced details of high profile European tour in May and June. The band have been confirmed as special guests for legendary Chicago doomsters TROUBLE on their forthcoming 'Simple Mind Condition European Tour.'
Dates confirmed for the band are:
May 26 - HOLLAND Den Bosch - W2 May
May 27 - HOLLAND Amsterdam -Melkweg
May 28 - UK Wolverhampton - Wulfrun
May 29 - UK Leeds - Rio's
May 30 - UK London - Scala
May 31 - FRANCE Paris - Le Nouveau Casino
June 1 - GERMANY Aschaffenburg - Colos Saal June
June 2 - GERMANY München - Backstage
June 4 - HUNGARY Budapest - A38
June 5 - GERMANY Nürnberg - Hirsch
June 6 - SWITZERLAND Pratteln - Z7
June 7 - GERMANY Essen - Zeche Carl
June 8 - GERMANY Hamburg -Markthalle
The band Leigh Oates (vocals), John Slater (guitar), Steve Wray (guitar), Joel Graham (bass guitar) and Aynsley Dickinson (drums) recently signed a worldwide deal with legendary Belgium metal label MAUSOLEUM RECORDS. The bands' debut album 'A New Shade Of Black For The Soul, was produced by Andy Sneap (MACHINE HEAD, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, TRIVIUM, MEGADETH) and is scheduled for release in May.
RISE TO ADDICTION, whose music is described as a distinctive modern sound with melody and slab heavy riffing, released its self-titled EP in 2005 through Madman Records. Also produced by Andy Sneap, it features three tracks — "Falling As One", "Everlasting Wave", "To A God Unknown" — and also includes the promo video for the EP's opening track. You can check out some of their material on their MySpace page.
Veteran Chicago doom metallers TROUBLE have added a few U.S. dates in March in support of their new CD, "Simple Mind Condition". The group's schedule is now shaping up as follows:
Mar. 15 - Chicago, IL - TBA
Mar. 16 - Chicago, IL - TBA
Mar. 17 - Milwaukee, WI @ Vriuk's Lounge
Mar. 19 - Nashville, TN @ The Muse
Mar. 20 - Huntington, WV @ Huntington Music Hall
Mar. 21 - Fayetteville, NC @ Jesters Pub
Mar. 22 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
Mar. 23 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ Chance Theater
Mar. 24 - Bedford, NH @ Mark's Place
Mar. 25 - New York, NY @ B.B. King
Mar. 26 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Underground
Mar. 28 - Toronto, ON @ Lee's Palace
Mar. 29 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
Mar. 30 - Detroit, MI @ I Rock Nightclub
Mar. 31 - Mokena, IL @ Pearl Room
May 24 - GRE - Athens - Underworld Club
May 26 - NL - Den Bosch - W2
May 27 - NL - Amsterdam - Melkweg
May 29 - UK - Bradford - Rio
May 30 - UK - Wolverhampton - Wulfrun
May 31 - F - Paris - Le Nouveau Casino
Jun. 01 - CH - Pratteln - Z7
Jun. 02 - GER - München - Backstage
Jun. 03 - HUN - Budapest - A 38
Jun. 05 - GER - Nürnberg - Hirsch
Jun. 06 - GER - Aschaffenburg - Colos Saal
Jun. 07 - GER - Essen - Zeche Carl
Jun. 08 - GER - Hamburg - Markthalle
Jun. 09 - SWE - Sölvesborg - Sweden Rock Festival
Jul. 23 - The Loft - Poughkeepsie, NY
Chicago based doom legends TROUBLE appear to be planning a North American tour next year, with the first dates to be released being as follows:
March 25 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club
March 28 - Toronto, ON @ Lee's Palace
Troublle's label, Escapi Music, will be reissuing two of their albums. "Psalm 9" from 1984 and "The Skull" from 1985, scheduled for an October 24th release, will be digitally remastered and feature a DVD which includes live perfomances and photos with linear notes.
Escapi Music are also releasing Trouple's upcoming album, "Simple Mind Condition", the band's first since 1995. "Simple Mind Condition" is due out Februrary 2007.
A Trouble DVD is also being released in early 2007. The title will be "Live in Stockholm".
Long-defunct New Orleans metallers EXHORDER — cited by many as the originators of the riff-heavy power-groove approach popularized by PANTERA — have issued an official statement in response to persistent rumors that the band will get back together to play select shows and/or record a new studio album. The statement reads as follows:
"In response to all the email requests and offers for EXHORDER to get back together and/or to play shows we would like to thank everyone for all the support and encouragement but EXHORDER will NOT be getting back together. Sad to say, but the official status of EXHORDER is 'permanently disbanded.'"
EXHORDER relased two albums in the early 1990s through the Roadrunner label — 1990's "Slaughter in the Vatican" and 1992's "The Law" — (later released as a 2-in-1 package from Roadrunner Records) before breaking up, with vocalist Kyle Thomas going on to form FLOODGATE (and also briefly appearing live as the vocalist for TROUBLE). Thomas is now devoting most of his time to his new band PITTS VS PREPS, which he has described as "center[ing] around the truest sound of heavy metal in the realm of old JUDAS PRIEST and IRON MAIDEN."
The full lineup for the 8th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, which is sponsored this year by ESP Guitars and Krank Amps, has been confirmed.
The three-day festival at The Palladium in Worcester, MA, will feature headliners Lacuna Coil, Black Dahlia Murder, and Between the Buried and Me on Friday, April 28. Arch Enemy, Chimaira, and Exodus will headline Saturday, April 29. Headliners for Sunday, April 30 are Gamma Ray and DragonForce.
UK-based DragonForce will be making its first-ever American appearance at the festival. Italy's Lacuna Coil and Sweden's Arch Enemy will be making return appearances at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, after stellar performances at the 2003 and 2002 editions of the festival.
"It's fantastic to be a part of what is quite possibly the best U.S. metal fest around!" said Arch Enemy guitarist Mike Amott. "This is our third time playing the New England Metal and Hardcore fest and it's always a pleasure. It's held in a great venue with great fans."
"It is an honor for us to be one of this year's headliners at the New England Metal and Hardcore festival," said vocalist Andrea Ferro. "We are more than ready for it. We can't wait."
Bands confirmed for Friday (listed alphabetically) are: A Life Once Lost, A Perfect Murder, Alarum, Arsis, Between The Buried And Me, Black Dahlia Murder, Cephalic Carnage, Dead To Fall, Demiricous, Ed Gein, From A Second Story Window, Haste The Day, If Hope Dies, Lacuna Coil, Ligeia, Necrophagist, Neuraxis, Nodes Of Ranvier, Ringworm, Scarlet, Still Remains, Suicide Silence, The Absence, Thine Eyes Bleed and Through The Eyes Of The Dead.
Saturday's bands include 100 Demons, Arch Enemy, At All Cost, Caliban, Chimaira, Colin Of Arabia, Cryptopsy, Damnation AD, Death Threat, Embrace The End, Exodus, First Blood, Full Blown Chaos, God Forbid, Hate Eternal, Immolation, Into The Moat, Ion Dissonance, Overcast, Ramallah, Remembering Never, Righteous Jams, Scars Of Tomorrow, Shoot To Kill, Since The Flood, Skinless, Spitfire, Suffocation, Sworn Enemy, Terror, The Acacia Strain, The Classic Struggle, The JonBenet, and Turmoil.
Sunday's lineup is: A Love End Suicide, Bloodlined Calligraphy, Born Victim, Bronx Casket Company, Burn In Silence, Byzantine, Cannae, Cellador, Doom Raider, DragonForce, Folly, Gamma Ray, Goat Horn, Hypersolid, Inked In Blood, Into Eternity, Light This City, Losa, Mercury Switch, On Broken Wings, Phoenix Morning, Protest The Hero, Sanctity, The Miles Between, Torn Asunder, Trouble, Twelve Tribes, Who Killed The Prom Queen, Wolf, xdeathstarx, and xlooking forwardx.
Talent is subject to change.
The 8th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival is also sponsored by Prosthetic Records, 2nd Stage sponsor; Revolver Magazine, exclusive magazine partner and creator of the official event program; Facedown Records, sponsor of street marketing efforts; FUSE TV; Mazur PR; The Syndicate; and many others.
Vendors this year include Century Media/Nuclear Blast, Deepsend Records, ESP Guitars/Krank Amps, Eulogy Recordings/Hand Of Hope Records, Facedown Records, Fuse TV/Uranium, Lifeforce Records, Metal Blade Records, Oak Knoll Productions, Prosthetic Records, Red Rocket Records, Relapse Records, Revolver Magazine, Stillborn Records/Hatewear Inc., Trustkill Records, Victory Records, and others.
Friday tickets are $35.00; Saturday and Sunday individual day tickets are $40.00. Three-day passes are $109.50. Tickets are available now at all Strawberries Record Stores, online at tickets.com, or by calling tickets.com at (800) 477-6849. There is re-entry at this all-day event until 6 p.m. each day.
The Palladium is located at 261 Main Street in Worcester, Massachusetts.
MassConcerts has announced that the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival will return once again to the Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts, on Friday April 28, Saturday April 29 and Sunday April 30. Friday tickets are $35.00; Saturday and Sunday individual day tickets are $40.00. Three-day passes are $109.50. Tickets go on sale this Friday, February 24 at 10:00am at all Strawberries Record Stores, online at tickets.com, or by calling tickets.com at (800) 477-6849.
Proclaimed in past years as one of the best American festivals focusing on heavy music, the three-day show will host numerous metal, hardcore, and metalcore bands along with a jam-packed vendor area where fans can purchase hard-to-find CDs, t-shirts, and other music merchandise. ESP Guitars will be giving away guitars and Krank Amps will be giving away amps and even a half stack. These two great companies will also be bringing you up close and personal with some of the bands they endorse - so as we get closer to fest we will have schedule of artist signings and other surprises.
The show will once again take place on two stages at The Palladium. Bands that have already been confirmed for the festival are: Lacuna Coil, Gamma Ray, DragonForce (first time EVER in America!), Arch Enemy, Chimaira, The Black Dahlia Murder, Bullet For My Valentine, Exodus, Cryptopsy, 100 Demons, A Perfect Murder, Alarum, Arsis, Bloodlined Calligraphy, Bronx Casket Company, Byzantine, Caliban, Cattle Decapitation, Colin Of Arabia, Damnation AD, Dead To Fall, Death Threat, Demiricous, Dying Eyes Bleed, Ed Gein, Embrace The End, Folly, Full Blown Chaos, Goat Horn, God Forbid, Hate Eternal, Horse The Band, Hypersolid, If Hope Dies, Immolation, Inked In Blood, Into Eternity, Ion Dissonance, Ligeia, Losa, Mercury Switch, Necrophagist, Neuraxis, Nodes Of Ranvier, On Broken Wings, Protest The Hero, Ramallah, Righteous Jams, Ringworm, Sanctity, Scars Of Tomorrow, From A Second Story Window, Shoot To Kill, Since The Flood, Skinless, Still Remains, Suffocation, Sworn Enemy, The Acacia Strain, The Absence, The Classic Struggle, The Miles Between, Torn Assunder, Trouble, Twelve Tribes, I Killed The Prom Queen, Wolf, xDEATHSTARx, and xLOOKINGFORWARDx. More bands will be announced in the coming weeks. Talent is subject to change.
"We’ve been extremely happy with how this festival has grown over the years," said MassConcerts Booking Agent and festival co-founder Scott Lee, "and this year the lineup is one of the most varied yet - a great mixture of different styles of bands."
The 8th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival is brought to you by ESP Guitars and Krank Amps, teaming up to present the festival this year; Prosthetic Records, which is sponsoring the 2nd Stage upstairs, Revolver Magazine our exclusive magazine partner and creator of the official event program, Facedown Records which is sponsoring our street marketing efforts, FUSE TV, Mazur PR and The Syndicate. Vendors this year include Century Media, Trustkill, Eulogy/Hand of Hope, Metal Blade, Red Rocket Records, and many others.
Legendary Chicago doomsters TROUBLE have posted the following message on their official web site:
"The music is finished for the new CD, 'Simple Mind Condition'. It's awesome. Eric [Wagner, vocals] will be finished by the end of November 2005 and the release date has been set for March 2006. Samples and promos will be shipped earlier.
"TROUBLE is under contract with two labels, one for USA, and one for Europe. This is the date the labels finally can agree on. On the other hand, they seem to agree to put out the 'Trouble live in Stockholm' DVD in late January 2006. Tours and festivals are already in the works for the spring and summer of 2006. Also, dates are being discussed for the re-release of the first two CDs ('Psalm', 'Skull') for sometime in 2006.
"To sum it up, there will be plenty of TROUBLE in the New Year. More than ever."
TROUBLE's new CD is being produced by Vinny Wojno (KREATOR, MACHINE HEAD) and is expected to be issued Escapi Music in Europe and Century Media in the U.S. The group's current lineup includes guitarists Rick Wartell and Bruce Franklin, drummer Jeff Olson and bassist Chuck Robinson (formerly of THIS TORTURED SOUL). 15 songs are currently being recorded for the follow-up to 1995's "Plastic Green Head", including "Mindbender", "Seven", "Beginning of Sorrows", and "After the Rain". The group's previously announced "unplugged" EP is currently "on hold" and will be completed later this year.
JAG PANZER and PAINMUSEUM have been confirmed for the Louder Harder Faster festival, set to take place June 3-5 at the Crocodile Rock Cafe in Allentown, PA. This will be a unique event for PAINMUSEUM: When drummer Bobby Jarzombek (ICED EARTH, HALFORD) was unable to cancel prior engagements for this particular performance, Paul Bostaph (TESTAMENT, ex-SLAYER, SYSTEMATIC, FORBIDDEN) was called upon to fill in for this one night only. Also performing with PAINMUSEUM will be Mike LePond (SYMPHONY X).
The highlight of the festival will be an extremely rare performance by the classic TESTAMENT lineup of Chuck Billy (vocals), Eric Peterson (guitar), Alex Skolnick (guitar), Greg Christian (bass) and Louie Clemente (drums). The weekend of metal mayhem will also include performances by the full original lineup of New York thrash titans NUCLEAR ASSAULT and SPEED\KILL/HATE, featuring members of OVERKILL.
The festival billing is shaping up as follows: More...
Barry Stern, who drummed for doom-metal legends Trouble and '80s thrashers Zoetrope, died April 1 in his hometown of Chicago shortly after undergoing hip-replacement surgery. A chapel service was held Tuesday. Stern sang and played drums on Zoetrope's 1985 debut, "Amnesty," and 1987's "A Life of Crime." He left to join Trouble for that band's 1990 self-titled record and also performed on 1992's "Manic Frustration."
Candlelight Records with Rise Above Records have announced the first confirmed dates on DEBRIS INC's forthcoming tour. Beginning April 13, the month-long tour will conclude with their second appearance at the annual Emissions of the Monolith Festival in Youngstown, OH. The tour will be in support of the band's self-titled debut set to hit stores nationwide on April 5. Some venues are still confirming in their locks on the tour; with noted additions available at the band's official website, debrisinc.com
DEBRIS INC is the new band featuring St. Vitus alumni Dave Chandler with long-time Trouble bassist Ron Holzner. Outlaws who on occassion join in the drunken bedlam include Trouble’s Barry Stern, Eyehategod/Superjoint Ritual/Crowbar skinsman Jimmy Bower, and Goatsnake/Obsessed-famed Greg Rogers among others.
Already extremely active, DEBRIS INC have toured the US with labelmates Orange Goblin, have made appearances at Templars of Doom, Emissions of the Monolith and Milwaukee Metal Festivals (with European sightings at the prestigious Wacken Open Air Festival). The band recently collaborated with Los Angeles-based Crisis for a reworking of X’s “Nausea.”
Debris Inc. Spring tour dates: More...
Former Saint Vitus guitarist Dave Chandler and ex-Trouble bassist Ron Holzner have teamed up in Debris Inc. Their self-titled, debut album is released by Rise Above on April 4.
According to a posting on the group's official web site, reunited Chicago doomsters Trouble are currently in negotiations with three different labels about the release of the band's recently completed uplugged CD, "Simple Mind Condition", as well as the upcoming full-length album, "Seven". "That is playing a big role in why the CD is not available on the site," the posting adds. "On the bright side, If they sell it to one of the labels, you may eventually hear Trouble on the radio. Plus, It will still be available in record stores. So let's wish them well and hope for the best."
As previously reported, "Simple Mind Condition" contains acoustic versions of five classic Trouble numbers along with two brand new songs. The CD was recently remixed by Vinny Wojno (Machine Head, Kreator, Konkhra) at a studio in San Francisco. Among the cuts set to appear on "Simple Mind Condition" are "Misery Shows Act II", "Flowers", "Rain", "Requiem" and "Tragedy Man".
Trouble are tentatively scheduled to enter the studio before the end of the year to record their long-awaited follow-up to 1995's "Plastic Green Head", due in early 2005. In addition, the band have plans to re-release their classic "Trouble" (1984, later renamed "Psalm 9") and "Skull" (1985) CDs in November. A live DVD shot in Stockholm, Sweden last November will surface later in the year.
Reunited doom legends Trouble have set "Simple Mind Condition" as the title of their unplugged CD, which is set to be available via the band's official web site before the end of the month. The effort, which contains acoustic versions of five classic TROUBLE numbers along with two brand new songs, was remixed by Vinny Wojno (MACHINE HEAD, KREATOR, KONKHRA) at a studio in San Francisco. Among the cuts set to appear on "Simple Mind Condition" are "Misery Shows Act II", "Flowers", "Rain", "Requiem" and "Tragedy Man".
TROUBLE are tentatively scheduled to enter the studio in the fall to record their long-awaited follow-up to 1995's "Plastic Green Head", due in early 2005 through an as-yet-undetermined label. In addition, the band have plans to re-release their classic "Trouble" (1984, later renamed "Psalm 9") and "Skull" (1985) CDs in November. A live DVD shot in Stockholm, Sweden last November will surface later in the year.
Swedish doom masters Candlemass have posted the following report from their Nov. 29 Stockholm gig with Ttouble and Force of Evil:
"Both Trouble and Force of Evil arrived to Stockholm on the Friday. Force of Evil got in late and chose to have an early night after some pasta, while Trouble and Candlemass had loads of garlic at the Olsson place and a couple of really healthy beers at Kelly's. One nice evening that improved vastly a bunch of hours later!! Assassination, annihilation, destruction, DOOOM!! More...