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U.K. thrashers Gama Bomb posted a new music video for the track "Shitting Yourself to Live." The song appears on the band's latest LP "The Terror Tapes," which was issued last month via AFM Records. That album is the band's fourth full length release.
The footage for the video was taken entirely from fan smartphone videos. Check out "Shitting Yourself to Live" here:
There’s yet more thrash for Bloodstock with Northern Irish upstarts Gama Bomb landing an opening slot on the Ronnie James Dio mainstage. The band is looking forward to churning up the Catton Park turf, commenting:
“Bloodstock: it’s just like Woodstock, but for heavy metal types, and replacing the love and peace with chips and Carling! And Slayer! Our UK fans have been asking for this for years, and now the dream is real. So pack your tent, back up your arse with bananas and send the word – The G-Bomb are comin’ to Bloodstock!"
The band’s fourth album, "The Terror Tapes," will be released next Monday 22nd April on AFM Records. Check out the new video for "Terrorscope" right here.
British heavy metal standard bearers Beholder also step in to an early mainstage slot on Saturday. Frontman Simon Hall says “For Beholder to actually be asked to do this, without me dropping to my knees and pleading like a bitch is a true acknowledgment of where the band is right now. To be on the best Bloodstock line-up ever is something we’re not going to approach lightly, and on Saturday 10th August, let’s show the rest of the world how true British Metal fans rule all!!”
The currently announced lineup is: More...
Irish thrashers Gama Bomb unleashed the new video "Terrorscope." The track appears on the band's new LP "The Terror Tapes," which is scheduled to drop on April 19th (EU), April 22th (UK) and May 7th (US).
Check out "Terrorscope" here:
Irish thrashers Gama Bomb have unveiled the artwork and track list for their forthcoming album “The Terror Tapes."
The band’s fourth album, to be released on April 19th in Europe and April 22nd in the UK, followed by a US release on May 7th, boasts a cover illustrated by veteran movie poster artist Graham Humphreys - who created pieces for classics A Nightmare On Elm Street and Evil Dead.
“We grew up in terror of VHS covers painted by Graham, but we never knew his name,” says vocalist Philly Byrne. “We found him, had the audacity to chat to him, and now it’s a dream come true to work together and to see the astounding work he’s done for us.The cover shows a man being consumed by a giant, living tape machine. It’s got the feeling of a grubby old 1980s video sleeve I think. It ties in perfectly with our obsession with old technology and mad horror imagery. It’s the best album cover we’ve ever had. Everyone else’s album art sucks because of this.”
“The Terror Tapes” will be preceded by a single for the track “Terrorscope,” available both as a completely free download on March 26th, with a vinyl release following in April.
“It was really important to us to give people some music for nothing,” says Byrne. “It’s how we get our music and we want people to know we’re cool with them doing that, as long as they support us. Support comes from a lot of different places, not just the front pocket.” More...
Extremefest 2012 will take place in Germany, Austria and Switzerland on July 5th through the 7th in the three cities of Hunxe, Salzburg and Pratteln. It will feature over seventy bands on two stages, with acts still confirming. Head on over to the Extremefest website and Facebook events page for more information. The event is being presented by Metal Hammer, Noizeletter, Legacy, Musix, Metalnews.de, Metal.de, Blast Corpse Promotion (DE) and Catapult Promotion (AT). Check out the list of confirmed bands below, which includes the first European performance of Guttural Secrete.
5. July 2012 – 7. July 2012 DE – Hünxe, ExtremeFest Germany
5. July 2012 – 7. July 2012 AT – Salzburg, ExtremeFest Austria
5. July 2012 – 7. July 2012 CH – Pratteln, ExtremeFest Switzerland
Belphegor *the return of BELPHEGOR*
All Shall Perish
Dornenreich – exclusive Metal-Set!
Desaster (Germany only)
Milking The Goatmachine
Darkened Nocturn Slaughtercult
Internal Suffering *comeback shows*
Forgotten Tomb *AT & DE only*
Ultrawurscht *AT only*
Dawn of Disease
Hour of Penance
Guttural Secrete More...
Irish thrash metal outfit Gama Bomb has announced that they have parted company with guitar player Luke Graham after ten years with the band. A statement from Graham reads as follows:
"After ten years with Gama Bomb I've decided to call it a day. Many thanks to my best mates in the band for all the good times and mad shit we got up to round the world. Who would’ve thought ‘Project I Love NUCLEAR ASSAULT’ would have taken us so far? Raised pints and positive gestures to all the great folk I've gotten to work with, the good friends I've made and of course I have to thank the fans for making it all possible, mad bastards every last one. Up the hoods."
A band update reads: "Our good pal John Roche, who has helped us out as a live guitarist over the last year, is going to step in as the band's new rhythm man. We're sure you'll help us welcome him, and to pay tribute to the brilliantness of Luke as a member of the band. This has been a very tough decision for the whole band, but we're now ready to begin making our fourth album with John on board, Luke's blessings and the same formula for thrash we've always had."
U.K. thrashers Gama Bomb announced that singer Philly Byrne underwent surgery last week to have a problem with his vocal chords corrected. The band will proceed with bassist/vocalist Joe McGuiganits for the scheduled performance at the Headbanging Enschede Festival on March 31, 2012 in Enschede, Netherlands. Some of the other acts scheduled to perform are Napalm Death, Rotted and Necrophobic.
The band's post on Facebook reads: "After suffering with voice problems in recent months, Philly underwent an operation to have a problem with his vocal chords corrected last week. While the operation was a success and he's now on the mend, Philly won't be able to join the band onstage at their festival show at Headbanging Enschede on March 31st. Joe will step in and fill vocal duties for the gig while Philly recuperates. We hope you'll join us in wishing him a speedy recovery. And that his penis grows back."
The Accused has announced a string of upcoming South American shows alongside Dark Funeral and Gama Bomb. The currently announced dates are as follows, with more shows expected to be revealed soon:
09.12 – Belo Horizonte/MG (Brasil) @ Music Hall
10.12 – São Paulo/SP (Brasil) @ Carioca Clube
11.12 – Rio Negrinho/SC (Brasil) @ Zoombie Ritual Festival
12.12 – Porto Alegre/RS (Brasil) @ Bar Opinião
Onslaught is set to bulldoze its way through the U.K. with Irish maniacs Gama Bomb on a Terrorizer-sponsored tour later this month. The updated tour itinerary is now as follows:
Sep. 21st - Cardiff - The Globe
Sep. 22nd - Maidstone - Babylon Lounge
Sep. 23rd - London - The Garage
Sep. 24th - Nottingham - MG Ballroom
Sep. 25th - Swansea - The Garage
Sep. 26th - Liverpool - The Masque
Sep. 27th - Newcastle - Legends
Sep. 28th - Edinburgh - Studio 24
Sep. 29th - Belfast - Spring & Airbreak
Sep. 30th - Cork - An Cruiscin Lan
Oct. 01st - Dublin - The Pint* (*not with Gama Bomb)
British thrash metal veterans Onslaught has announced that they will be embarking on a headlining tour of their native United Kingdom this September, where they will be joined by Irish thrashers Gama Bomb, as well as Fallen Fate.
"However you think of it, it's gonna be an historic tour - a Barrage of the finest British and Irish thrash," says Onslaught's Sy Keeler.
"We think it's great that we'll finally get to tour with these guys," adds Gama Bomb frontman Philly Byrne. "It'll be like when people take their old and infirm family members on holiday, but a metal holiday."
The tour dates are as follows: More...
Irish thrashers Gama Bomb are currently writing new material for their as-yet-untitled new album. The follow-up to 2009's "Tales From The Grave in Space" (reviewed here) will be Gama Bomb's fourth album and is tentatively due to be released early next year.
Frontman Philly Byrne comments:
"We're about to enter a studio in central Dublin to work on demos for our new album, which we're hoping to release in early 2012. In terms of songwriting, we're writing much 'tougher' or meaner songs now. We want to make music that street gangs could listen to before a fight, songs you can sharpen a switchblade to. I've been looking a lot to Phil Lynott for inspiration, which can never be a bad thing. He's always been a big inspiration for us, even if you can't always hear it.
"Mind you, we're also about everything from our history of underage drinking and theoretical physics to drag racing and (of course) cannibalism, so there's no knowing where this one is going to take us. We're hopefully going to record here in Ireland and we'll pull no punches on either the speed of the riffs or the attitude of the songwriting. That's the only plan right now."
Gama Bomb is also gearing up for a string of summer festival dates, but have had to bring in a temporary stand-in for lead guitarist Domo Dixon for the live shows due to a hand injury. The band have released the following statement: More...
Irish thrashers Gama Bomb are gearing up for a headlining U.K. tour, which kicks off on May 8th at the Underworld in London. The string of shows will be Gama Bomb's last before the band takes a break to work on the follow-up to the last album, "Tales From The Grave In Space."
Gama Bomb has issued the following update ahead of the tour:
"We're inside forty tons of squid-like riffs right now, writing war-hooks and brimey melodies to throw in the faces of children and pandas, but will set sail for England and Scotland in May. So come along and join our motley crew as we dock in various scurvy-riddled U.K. towns to play ship-shape new dinties from our upcoming haunted bagpipe, 'Tales From the Ghostly Galleon', and while you're at it you can taste some of the freshest catch of the day, served up on our very own first mate's guitar.
"Come May, we order ye to don your tri-cornered hat, suck a lime and get ready for a plank-walkin', bilge-swillin', rig-climbin' time with your five favourite hearties, the crew of the good ship Gama Bomb!"
The dates are as follows:
08 May - London, UK - The Underworld
09 May - Sheffield, UK - Corporation
10 May - Bristol, UK - The Croft
11 May - Reading, UK - Face Bar
12 May - Middlesbrough, UK - The Crown
13 May - Dundee, UK - Beat Generator
14 May - Derby, UK - The Old Bell
15 May - Manchester, UK - Witchwood
21 May - Mexico City, Mexico - Metal In The Forest Festival
Irish thrashers Gama Bomb have teamed up with the Rock 'n' Roll Wrestling Bash to be the show's new "Gore-chestra." Earache Records commented on the collaboration:
"The Rock 'n' Roll Wrestling Bash is an original and highly entertaining musical which blends Mexican wrestling with hard-hitting rock 'n' roll to create a truly unique show. While the luchadores perform their adrenaline-fuelled fights in the ring, a live band delivers a rocking, choreographed musical score to add to the drama and atmosphere. Gama Bomb will create and adapt their own songs for the show and will perform them live as the 'Gore-chestra' during the wrestling."
Gama Bomb's Philly Byrne comments: "Gama Bomb teaming up with Rock 'n' Roll Wrestling is kinda like old timey composers writing for the ballet: it just so happens that the best dance to express the music of our band involves breaking a chair over someone's head. We're looking forward to having a ton of fun with these shows and breaking some new ground in thrash metal. Gore-chestra. I like the sound of that."
Gama Bomb will perform with Rock 'n Roll Wrestling Bash at a number of events throughout the year, starting with a headlining show at the Paris Extreme Festival on March 24th. For more information about the Rock 'n' Roll Wrestling Bash, head to this location.
British thrashers Evile are currently touring North America with Overkill, Forbidden, Gama Bomb, and Bonded By Blood. The trek will continue until December 18th, coming to an end in Salt Lake City, Utah. Evile lead guitarist Ol Drake has issued the following update from the road:
"We're about two thirds through the three-month tour now and spirits are still high. Having a great time and playing some great shows. Shocked at how many fans we seem to have made after our previous rigorous North America schedules. Just crossed the border back into the USA, and now on our way to Detroit. I think I'll be playing 'OCP' with Gama Bomb tonight. Metal!"
A video of Ol Drake showing you around Evile's home on the road, with an appearance from Irish thrashers Gama Bomb, can be viewed below. More...
The organisers of the British festival, Hammerfest has announced some more names for next year's edition of the event. British thrash metal legends Onslaught will be taking to the stage to promote their new album, "Sounds Of Violence," and they will be joined by fellow British thrashers, Evile. Also confirmed for the festival are Northern Irish thrash metal outfit Gama Bomb and American group, My Ruin. The festival will take place at Pontins in Prestatyn, Wales on March 18th and 19th.
The current lineup is as follows:
Irish thrashers GAMA BOMB have just wrapped up their "Graveyard Disturbance" headlining European tour, and are now gearing up for their first ever North American tour. The band will be kicking off the massive North American trek on October 22nd and will be teaming up with the likes of OVERKILL, FORBIDDEN, EVILE, BONDED BY BLOOD and DRI.
GAMA BOMB frontman PHILLY BYRNE looks ahead to their first American tour:
"Touring in America is one of those things that every band, every musician or bedroom rockstar dreams about. Even bands from America don't get to tour America. We're lucky enough to get the chance and are really excited about it. If any tour we've ever undertaken can be described as a great adventure, this is it. It's going to be hard, but we're hard men. It's going to be girthy, but so are we. We'll wear the appropriate hats and drink the right liquors. You get the picture. More...
Irish thrashers GAMA BOMB are currently touring Europe on their "Graveyard Disturbance" headlining tour, with support from Danish metal band CROCELL.
As the tour nears its end, GAMA BOMB frontman PHILLY BYRNE updates:
"We've seen much bigger crowds and at least four contenders for the rowdiest shows ever so far. This has been the best European tour we've ever done and it's sharpening us up nicely for our stretch in the US. We're in Spain right now and urge any fans reading this to bring us some manchego and rioja." More...
Gama Bomb has issued the following open letter to U2 manager Paul McGuinness about his recent article on the music industry:
"U2’s manager Paul McGuinness’ recent article (‘How to save the music industry’ for GQ) is well-reasoned, well-informed and commendable in its aims – though it’s crazily short-sighted. It falls at the last hurdle when envisioning future solutions to the problems file sharing causes for the music industry, and is filled with logical blind-spots on the current state of the business. He’s got the numbers right, but the headspace is all wrong.
"To his credit Mr McGuinness is here wading into an argument that, as he notes, often involves untold abuse for those willing to stick their oar in. Furthermore, it’s one that doesn’t affect his untouchably profitable bread-and-butter, U2. So who am I to gainsay him?
"Last year my band Gama Bomb released their third album free of cost as a download with the permission of our record company, Earache Records. This, to my knowledge, makes us the first signed band ever to do so. We took this step because we personally consume music in this way and were aware our previous albums were largely being consumed as shared files. To release another CD in the traditional way seemed futile. More...
Earache Records recently snuck out a free Summer 2010 sampler on Amazon.com's MP3 store. You can download the compilation for free here (U.S. customers only), featuring songs from Evile, Oceano, White Wizzard, And Hell Followed With, and more. Here's the complete tracklisting:
1. And Hell Followed With "Venomspitter" (2:26)
2. Evile "Infected Nation" (5:33)
3. Oceano "District Of Misery" (3:14)
4. White Wizzard "Over The Top" (5:08)
5. Bonded By Blood "Prototype: Death Machine" (5:54)
6. Cauldron "Chained Up In Chains" (5:10)
7. Order Of Ennead "The Concept Of Our Extinction" (4:17)
8. Gama Bomb "Slam Anthem" (2:33)
9. Wormrot "Born Stupid" (1:19)
10. Wormrot "Indonesia" (0:52)
11. Annotations Of An Autopsy "Human Dust" (3:55)
12. Blood Red Throne "The Light, The Hate" (4:19)
Young British thrash metal outfit Seregon have been added to the bill of Sepultura's concert at the Bristol Bierkeller, which will take place on Wednesday the 14th of July. Also performing at the show will be Northern Irish thrashers Gama Bomb. All three bands will be performing in support of their 2009 releases, (Sepultura's, "A-Lex", Gama Bomb's "Tales From The Grave In Space" and Seregon's "Disposable Suffering,") which can be found online.