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The Answer Posts "New Horizon" Video

Irish rock outfit The Answer released latest album "New Horizon" this past fall in North America via Napalm Records.

Today, Ultimate Classic Rock is hosting a premiere of The Answer's new video for the title track of "New Horizon." Check it out below.

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The Rockstar Ramblings: The Birdcage

A strong international showing this week with Sweden, Germany, and Ireland all represented. Also, an answer to the question: What would a man look like if he always wore a birdcage on his head? More...

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Pit Stories: The Crowd Surfing Performance

Every week we check in with musicians from around the globe to get their favorite stories from live shows.

Today Cormac Neeson from Irish rock outfit The Answer shares a tale about unintentional crowd surfing. Check it out below.

The Answer's latest album "New Horizon" is out now in both Europe and North America through Napalm Records. You can watch the band's video for "Spectacular" after the jump.

Be sure to check back in again next Tuesday as we share more Pit Stories from live shows.

This is an old one and harks back to when The Answer was just starting out and we were playing a really small club in my home town of Newcastle Northern Ireland. We would play this place every couple of weeks and the place would be packed and hot and very sweaty every night without fail. The crowd also had a tendency to get carried away and forget we were in a club that held 100 people as opposed to an arena that held 10,000. But that didn't bother us one bit.

Not until this one night when I took the mike and decided to jump into the crowd (who were right in front if my nose as there was no stage) and sing the encore down amongst the people. Unfortunately the very same good people thought I wanted to go crowd surfing rather than just shake my shit with the first few rows. Before I realized what was happening I was thrown up into the air.. I say into the air.

The roof couldn't have been more than seven foot from the floor. So I actually had to sing the rest of the song while wedged tightly between a sea of sweaty rockers and a nicotine flavoured, beer stained roof. And they didn't let me down until the song was over. I'll never forget that smelly assed roof!!
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The Rockstar Ramblings: XXX

This week a video named “College Gangbang” and another claiming to be rated XXX. WARNING: The following videos may contain…just kidding, on to the videos. More...

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The Answer Posts New Music Video

Irish rockers The Answer posted up a new music video for the track "Spectacular." The song appears on the upcoming new album "New Horizon," which is scheduled for release on September 27th (EU) and November 1st (North America) and marks the first album with new label Napalm Records.

Check out "Spectacular" here:

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The Answer Signs With Napalm Records

Napalm is extremely proud to announce the signing of Northern Irish rock outfit The Answer. A new album is scheduled for a 2013 release and the band is confirmed as the special guest on the Gotthard Swiss Tour. The Answer comments:

"The Answer are thrilled to be working with Napalm. This label knows what it is to develop a band properly and provide their artists with a solid foundation from which they can flourish and achieve real success. We're very excited to be given this opportunity and can't wait to get started. 2013 belongs to The Answer...you heard it here first!"

30.11.12 CH-Chur / Stadthalle
01.12.12 CH-Bern / Expo Halle 4.1
06.12.12 CH-Lausanne / Metropole
07.12.12 CH-Winterthur / Eishalle Deutweg
08.12.12 CH-Sursee / Stadthalle

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More Bands Confirmed For High Voltage Festival

The organisers of Britain's High Voltage festival has announced three more bands for this year's edition of the event. British heavy metal legends Saxon will be performing on the Metal Hammer stage, along with the other two new confirmations, British doom metal veterans Cathedral and Swedish power metal outfit Hammerfall. The festival is scheduled for July 24th - 25th at Victoria Park in London.

The lineup is now as follows: More...

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Venom And UFO Added To High Voltage Festival

The organisers of Britain's High Voltage festival has announced some more bands for the festival's debut edition. Among the new confirmations are extreme metal daddys Venom, rock legends UFO, The Quireboys, Dweezil Zappa Plays Zappa and The Union, which features former members of Thunder. The event will take place in Victoria Park in London on July 24th and the 25th.

The lineup is now as follows: More...

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More Bands Confirmed For High Voltage Festival

The organisers of Britain's High Voltage festival has announced five more bands for the lineup. New Orleans supergroup Down will now be performing at the event, as will Gary Moore, Magnum, Joe Bonamassa and Northern Irish rockers The Answer. This will be the first edition of the festival and is scheduled to take place at London's Victoria Park on the 24th and 25th of July.

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AC/DC Electrifies New Orleans

I honestly thought the day would never come when I would see the legendary AC/DC in person. They haven’t been my way in years. But, like a message from God (or Satan), I received the news that indeed the duck-walking schoolboy would be visiting my town. My worn-out copy of AC/DC Live at Donington gave me high hopes of an incredible show that I prayed (to Satan) the aging men could still pull off. They not only equaled the spectacle, but far exceeded it, and it was one of the most energetic, loud and stunning shows I’ve ever seen. More...

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SPV Records To Continue Doing Business

As reported by Billboard Business News in May, SPV Schallplatten Produktion und Vertrieb GmbH in Hanover has declared itself insolvent. The managing partner, Manfred Schütz, decided to submit an application to commence insolvency proceedings on May 25th - roughly equivalent to Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. In response to this, on May 27th, the District Court of Hanover appointed the attorney Manuel Sack as the provisional insolvency administrator.

According to a new press release from the label, SPV are ready to continue business. SPV-managing director Manfred Schuetz and appointed provisional administrator of insolvency, Manuel Sack, are planning business continuance of the independent company, while talking to potential new investors.

"We keep on doing business across all segments of our portfolio," affirms SPV-founder Manfred Schuetz. Though not all details of the new company structure are finalized yet, news is spread that SPV will still exist in the future under its company name. "We definitely see potential for ongoing business of the company," attorney Manuel Sack of lawyers office Brinkmann & Partner confirms: "Currently we´re still in the state of applying for insolvency proceedings." More...

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Seventeen More Bands Added To Download 2009

The organizers of Britain's Download Festival has announced a urther seventeen bands for this years edition of the event. The festival will now see appearances from Hollywood Undead, Steel Panther, Trigger The Bloodshed, Lauren Harris, Hexes, Hunting The Minotaur, Japanese Voyeurs, White Man Kamikaze, Loverman, Black Spiders, General Fiasco, Sacred Mother Tongue, The 69 Eyes, Dear Superstar, Pulled Apart By Horses, Violent Soho and Brides.

The full lineup is now as follows:

Friday Main stage:
Faith No More
Korn
Limp Bizkit
Killswitch Engage
Billy Talent
Staind
The Blackout
Hollywood Undead

Friday Second stage:
Motley Crue
Opeth
Lacuna Coil
Bring Me The Horizon
Dir En Grey
Parkway Drive
A Day To Remember
In This Moment
Steadlur

Friday Tuborg stage:
Meshuggah
Duff McKagen's Loaded
Backyard Babies
Voivod
Middle Class Rut
Lauren Harris
Sylosis
Hunting The Minotaur
Japanese Voyeurs
White Man Kamikaze More...

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The Answer Postpones UK Headlining Tour

Due to ligament / tendon damage to drummer James Heatley’s left hand, THE ANSWER has had to announce the postponement their imminent UK headline club shows. The affected shows are as follows:

Apr 20th Belfast Mandela Hall
Apr 22nd Nottingham Rescue rooms
Apr 24th Glasgow Grand Central

These shows will be rescheduled and all tickets will be honored for the new dates, which are to be announced soon.

The rescheduled date for the Belfast Mandella Hall is already set for June 29th.

Says singer Cormac Neeson, “We are bitterly disappointed to have to postpone our UK headline shows especially for all our fans who have been waiting so patiently for so long. We have left the decision to the absolute last minute in the hope that the medical problem with our drummer James might get better. Unfortunately his hand is swollen and he is in immense pain. He has struggled with pain-killers to get through the recent 30 minute support sets on the AC/DC tour and whilst he can perform a short support set, it is a medical impossibility for him to perform a full one hour and fifteen minute headline set at present. More...

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Several More Bands Added To Download Festival 2009

The organizers of Britains Download Festival has announced a string of new confirmations for this years event. The festival will now also see performances from the likes of Hatebreed, Voivod, God Forbid, Suicide Silence, Sylosis, Therapy?, Tim "Ripper" Owens, In This Moment, We Are The Ocean, Turbo Wolf, A Day To Remember, Backyard Babies, Hostile, Esoterica, Man Raze, Middle Class Rut and No Americana.

The lineup for the event is now as follows:

Faith No More
Slipknot
Def Leppard
Korn
Whitesnake
Limp Bizkit
ZZ Top
Marilyn Manson
The Prodigy
Motley Crue
Down
Chris Cornell
Black Stone Cherry
Opeth
Meshuggah
Journey
Hatebreed
Lacuna Coil
Tesla
Therapy?
Pendulum
Dream Theater
Killswitch Engage
Trivium
Tim "Ripper" Owens
Sevendust
Voivod
Papa Roach
Static-X
In This Moment
The Answer
Clutch
Buckcherry
Suicide Silence
Shinedown
Anvil
Sylosis
Staind
Bring Me The Horizon
Fightstar
Dragonforce
Five Finger Death Punch
Devildriver
Duff McKagen's Loaded
You Me At Six
Skin
Parkway Drive
Dir En Grey
The Blackout
Billy Talent
Lawnmower Deth
Architects
Backyard Babies
A Day To Remember
Volbeat
We Are The Ocean
Auger Bane
Hostile
Man Raze
Karma To Burn
Steadlur
Go:Audio
Middle Class Rut
Turbo Wolf
No Americana

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The Answer Cancels Two US Tour Dates

The End Records has issued the following announcement about Irish rockers The Answer canceling two upcoming US tour dates:

"Irish rock band The Answer are forced to cancel their Los Angeles and New York City shows next week due to drummer James Heatley breaking his hand. The band has been touring with rock 'n' roll heavyweights AC/DC and were to hit Los Angeles and New York City for headlining club dates next week. The shows were April 29th in Los Angeles at The Troubadour and May 2nd at Don Hill's in New York City."

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Sevendust And More Added To Download

The organizers of Britain's Download Festival has announced several more bands to perform at the event this year. Northern Irish rockers The Answer will be performing at the festival, as will Sevendust, Staind, Stone Gods, Shinedown, Static-X, Bring Me The Horizon, Fightstar, Volbeat, Go:Audio, Facecage and Auger Bane. The festival will be held at Donington Park between June 12th-14th.

The lineup is now as follows:

Faith No More
Slipknot
Def Leppard
Korn
Whitesnake
Limp Bizkit
ZZ Top
Marilyn Manson
The Prodigy
Motley Crue
Down
Chris Cornell
Black Stone Cherry
Opeth
Meshuggah
Journey
Lacuna Coil
Tesla
Pendulum
Dream Theater
Killswitch Engage
Trivium
Sevendust
Papa Roach
Static-X
The Answer
Clutch
Buckcherry
Shinedown
Anvil
Staind
Bring Me The Horizon
Fightstar
Dragonforce
Five Finger Death Punch
Devildriver
Duff McKagen's Loaded
You Me At Six
Skin
Parkway Drive
Dir En Grey
The Blackout
Billy Talent
Lawnmower Deth
Architects
Volbeat
Auger Bane
Karma To Burn
Steadlur
Go:Audio

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The Answer Posts "On And On" Video Online

Northern Irish rockers The Answer has posted their brand new music video online for the song "On and On." You can check it out below. The song comes from the bands forthcoming new studio album, "Everyday Demons" which is scheduled for release on the 31st of next month in North America. More...

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The Answer Posts New Song, "Demon Eyes," Online

Irish rockers THE ANSWER have premiered, exclusively through Spin.com, an MP3 for the song "Demon Eyes." The song is the opening track off their forthcoming North American debut album, "Everyday Demons." The album will be released on March 31. The track is available for downloading, posting, and sharing at this location.

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The Answer Plans One Club Gig Before Heading Back

THE ANSWER, four lads hailing from Downpatrick in Northern Ireland, has been busy fulfilling their duties as the opening act for the North American leg of AC/DC’s Black Ice World Tour. The band finishes the American Leg of Black Ice in Nashville, TN on January 31st and head to New York to play The Mercury Lounge on Tuesday, February 3rd. This will be THE ANSWER’s only club gig in America prior to departing for the European leg of the AC/DC World Tour.

THE ANSWER recently released "Never Too Late," a four song EP giving fans a small taste of what’s to come on their US debut "Everyday Demons," due out March 31st on THE END RECORDS. The new album was recorded in summer 2008 in Los Angeles with John Travis (Kid Rock, Static-X, Killing Heidi, etc.) producing.

THE ANSWER recently appeared on “The Late Show with David Letterman” and in December was featured in Rolling Stone’s “Hot Issue” where the magazine proclaimed them “Rock Gods In Training.”

Don’t miss your chance to see them at The Mercury Lounge on February 3rd. Tickets are $12 and go on sale at noon EST Friday, December 19th at mercurylounge.com or ticketmaster.com.

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The Answer's Letterman Performance Video Online

You can now watch THE ANSWER's performance on last Friday's episode of The Late Show with David Letterman below. The video is not an official video, however.

THE ANSWER - "Never Too Late" - Live on Letterman (unofficial video): More...

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