Archive for April, 2012

IN CLEAR SIGHT to release ‘Fuck Fairytales, This is Reality’, on 30th July


Enterprising noise posse ‘In Clear Sight’ emerge with the release of their debut album “Fuck Fairytales, This is Reality” through Clenched Fist Records and all digital outlets from 30th July 2012.

In Clear Sight tug from an array of influences that stem from the likes of hardcore heavyweights Terror and Wall Of Jericho through to Hatebreed. Inspired by their predecessors, the abrasive six-piece have cultivated their own highly potent sound that is venomous, brutal, utterly aggressive, and ultimately engaging.

Originally founded in 2010, in the diamond city of Antwep, Belgium, In Clear Sight feature the dual-prong vocal pairing of Roger Junior De Koning and Kenny Thys, duelling against the pounding riffage of Tom Van Bouwel and Tijs Hostyn, while Yannick Van de Venne provides the bottom-end power on the bass, and Gael Renier holds everything in place with thunderous beats. After a brief period of line-ups changes and honing their set, the lively six-some have started to cut their teeth by delivering a highly impressive, racous cluster of shows in just about every sweatbox in Belgium. Along the way the band played with such outfits as In Blood We Trust, Providence, Onesta, The Setup, 8control, Cold Hard Truth, No Second Chance, and Screaming Silence, to name just a few. The Euro noise chiefs have also recently began to stretch their wings out to Holland, and plan to tour the UK in 2013.

The Belgian Hardcore crew are geared to step up to the plate with their temptuous debut album ‘Fuck Fairytales, This Is Reality’, which features seven full-blooded cuts. The record is ram packed with steamroller riffs, deeply-growled vocals and blast-beat rhythms that will pummel the listener into submission from the get-go. With extensive mainland touring planned for the reminder of the year and the release of their debut record this summer, In Clear Sight are set to take the whole of Europe by storm and leave it breathless in their wake.

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER confirmed for Orion Music and More Festival in June!‏

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER confirmed for Orion Music and More Festival in June!

UK Festival appearances at Bloodstock and Ghostfest

The Black Dahlia Murder have been confirmed for Metallica’s first-ever music festival. The fest is scheduled for June 23rd and June 24th at Baddon Field in Atlantic City, NJ. The Black Dahlia Murderwill be performing on the “Damage Inc.” stage, which features some of the ‘heavier’ acts billed for the festival, including: Sepultura, Suicidal Tendencies, Landmine Marathon, Torche, Thy Will Be Done, and more. The Black Dahlia Murder is scheduled to perform at 5:15pm on Sunday, the 24th, right before stage headliners, Sepultura. The full festival line up, as well as the running order of the stages, can be seen now at
The Black Dahlia Murder vocalist Trevor Strnad adds: “We are truly honored to be considered for the lineup of the first ever Orion festival. Metallica is one of the bands biggest influences…to say we are excited would be a major understatement. We will do our best to crush Atlantic City in their honor… Hails!”

Orion Music and More will feature 30+ acts across four stages with Metallica headlining both nights. They will play “Ride The Lightning” in its entirety on Saturday and “The Black Album” on Sunday to commemorate that album’s 20th anniversary. There are also events scheduled that are tied to the personal passions of each member of Metallica, including a Custom Car & Motorcycle show, Billabong All Out Air Assault Surfing Expedition, Ktulu’s Rock ‘N’ Roll Emporium, and more. There’s truly something for everyone: metal, indie, punk, alternative, and comedy acts.

The Black Dahlia Murder make two UK festival appearances before the ends of the year. Catch them here:

June 2012

30th         LEEDS – GHOSTFEST

August 2012

10 – 12th         BLOODSTOCK 2012 @ Catton Hall

MOS GENERATOR Test Pressing to be Auctioned for Wounded Warrior Charity‏

MOS GENERATOR 10th Anniversary Re-Issue Test Pressing to be Auctioned Off for Wounded Warrior Charity

Continuing with the company tradition of giving back to the community, Ripple Music will auction an extremely Rare Original Test Pressing of the Mos Generator 10th Anniversary vinyl, with proceeds going to the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP). With the mission to honor and empower Wounded Warriors, WWP is the hand extended to encourage warriors as they adjust to their new normal and achieve new triumphs. Offering a variety of programs and services, WWP is equipped to serve warriors with every type of injury – from the physical to the invisible wounds of war.

Only 5 of these test pressings exist, and this is the only one made available to the public. You can jump into the auction, win a cool heavy rock collectible and benefit the guys who throw their lives on the line every day so that we can have the liberties that we do at the same time. To do so, just visit us at the Ripple Music Ebay Store! The auction will start on Monday, April 23rd and end on Monday, April 30th.

The Mos Generator test press auction is the latest in a growing line of charity auctions that Ripple Music has created. Previously, rare JPT Scare Band, Stone Axe, and the Heavy Ripples test pressings were auctioned with proceeds going to Gulf Disaster, Japan Tsunami and the Joplin Tornado disaster relief agencies. With the sacrifices made by the men and women of the U.S. armed forces, Ripple founders John Rancik and Todd Severin thought the time was right to release another rare test pressing from their vault and raise money for a worthwhile effort.

Donations can be made to the charity outside of this auction by visiting
Press raves about Mos Generator 10th Anniversary Edition:

“Frontman/guitarist Tony Reed continued to assert himself as one of the underrated guitar heroes of the past couple of decades.” — New York Music Daily

“Reed wears his influences on his sleeve not only in terms of what he plays but in the way he engineers his records – every instrument comes through CRYSTAL clear, there are no fancy studio frills or tricks, or the “wall of guitars” effect that is found on so much music deemed ‘heavy’ of late. To be sure, everyone in this band is playing loud and note-perfect through very cool old gear (the cover gives you a handy rundown of what they use!), but it’s the sheer energy and talent that has gone into writing the music that makes this record heavy.” — The Sleeping Shaman

“Of all the second-wave Sabbath types, these guys were and remain by far the most original, with tricky prog tempos, tunefully sludgy Tony Iommi-style lo-register riffage and a sense of humor to rival their sense of purpose. If metal is your thing and you slept on this stuff when it first came out – and a lot of people did, this was before myspace, let alone youtube – now’s a good time to rediscover them.” — Lucid Culture

Empires of Eden vocalist feat. on The Voice! Australia‏

Chris Ninni, one of the singers for the global metal project Empires of Eden makes his major TV debut as contestant on the show The Voice. The show prides itself on revealing the true talent of the unsigned world.

Chris has appeared on all Empires of Eden’s releases including the debut Songs of War and Vengeance and 2010′s release Reborn in Fire. Masterminded by former Dungeon guitarist and ESP clinician Stu Marshall, Empires of Eden is characterized by a massive power metal sound, 30-piece orchestral score, and guest performances from some of the most celebrated musicians in the industry.

From creator Stu Marshall: “Chris is a genuine talent and it’s great to see him breaking through on the mainstream. He’s been a part of the last few albums and we have written some material together. While I am not into turning artistic endeavour into a competition, it’s definitely a great place for Chris to showcase his enormous talent, we are all behind him and know he has worked hard to earn the slot.

In addition to Marshall’s uncompromising compositional skills and technical guitar wizardry, the forthcoming album Channelling the Infinite has been reinforced by vocalists who have earned their place in history, such as Udo Dirkschneider (Accept, U.D.O.), Rob Rock (Impellitteri, Driver), Steve Grimmett (Grim Reaper, Lionsheart), Mike Dimeo (Masterplan / Riot), Ronny Munroe (Metal Church / TSO) to name a few.

Channelling the Infinite will be released June 1st in Japan and June 6thworldwide.



Dead City Ruins spit out a lethal cocktail of rock & roll, mixing classic heavy metal with bluesy stoner rock dashed with the danger of punk. The Australian noise chiefs finally release their debut album ‘Midnight Killer’ in the UK on 23rd July.
Wasting no time, Dead City Ruins have earned a reputation for delivering shows that are pure balls-to-the-wall rock with a no-holds-barred attitude. The guys live, eat, and breathe rock n’ roll and show no signs of letting up.
The rock crew were originally formed in London back in 2007, during which time they sought out to play as many shows and flea pits as humanly possible. The quintet released their debut EP ‘Lost In London’ around this time, which garnered strong coverage throughout the underground. However, by 2010 the dynamic rockers realised that a fresh approach and new direction were needed. The band upped sticks and moved to Melbourne, Australia the same year and later settled on their current line-up featuring old school mates Tommy (Lead Guitar), Blanchy (Rhythm Guitar), and Drewsy (Drums), and long term friends Jake (Vocals) and Mike (Bass). Since then there has been no stopping the Rock ‘n Roll rascals; the band have extensively toured throughout England, Dubai, and their homeland, Australia, racking supports with Veins Of Jenna (Swe/US), Faster Pussycat (US), and Wraith (UK) in the process. The riff monsters recently played a mammoth fifty plus shows in eleven different countries and notched up 8,000 kms along the way. Rock ‘n Roll indeed. Even more so, given the fact that the band drove every inch in their depleted old LDV mini van!
A purely independent outfit, Dead City Ruins have arranged all touring, recording, promotion, and distribution solely off their own backs, an admirable feat and impressive achievement. Fuelled with an uncompromising persistence to play shows whenever and wherever possible, the band give their all at every show and this has earned the live-wired quintet a formidable reputation, and rightly so.
The band are geared to invade Europe yet again later this year in support of their debut album ‘Midnight Killer’, which finally sees the light of day after been locked away for the past year. DCR will play dates with fellow Oz rockers ‘Wolfmother’, ‘Gojira’, and US superstars ‘Mastodon’, as well as recording their second full length album at the foot of the year. Hit up the band’s Facebook page for tour dates and just watch the band rise!

Universal Music Reach Out to Fans to Create the Ultimate T.REX Facebook Timeline

Universal Music Reach Out to Fans to Create the Ultimate T.REX Facebook Timeline


T.Rex Takes Over Absolute Radio

Universal Music are proud to announce they have launched T.Rex’s Official Timeline on Facebook and are involving fans in creating the ultimate resource and history for the band! 


Official T.Rex Facebook page:

Johnny Hudson, Head of Marketing for Universal Music Catalogue comments: 

‘The T.Rex timeline makes the most of Facebook’s latest innovation and enables fans old and new to experience and relive the fascinating history of T. Rex. Fans can explore key events and discover a host of rare and never seen before content including photos, videos and memorabilia. We’ve been receiving some amazing material from fans since launching the Facebook page so wanted to expand on this and launch a public call to arms to help build the ultimate interactive fan resource’.


Universal have added masses of lost gems, official photos, videos, posters to the official timeline – but this is only the beginning! From Monday 23rd April fans will have the chance to contribute their own memories to T.Rex history. Fans will be able to submit their own photos, memorabilia, collectables, facts and stories via the email address: The best material will be selected for inclusion in the official timeline and published in early May. Fans will be fully accredited and prizes will be awarded for the most original content, stories and liked content            

A number of timeline based initiatives have been launched around this for fans to get involved with including a Timeline Treasure HuntAnswers to 3 questions relating to the Electric Warrior period are hidden within the 1972 section of the timeline. Fans answering all 3 questions correctly will be entered into a prize draw for the chance to win a limited edition Electric Warrior canvas print and the T.Rex back catalogue.

To further celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Glam Rock, Universal have created a Facebook app which allows Fans to ‘Glam up’ their Facebook profile. Using the T.Rex app, fans can select from a number of T.Rex inspired Facebook covers to add a little bit of glam to their own Facebook timeline! 

For even more celebration of 40 years of Electric Warrior and Glam Rock, Absolute Radio are having a T.Rex takeover day all day on Monday 23rd April.  Listen every hour for a great chance to win a Gibson Les Paul Classic Plus Guitar, almost identical to the one Marc Bolan was often seen performing with.


T.Rex Electric Warrior Release:-

Deluxe, Super Deluxe, Special 2LP vinyl and digital exclusive editions of T. Rex’s monumental Electric Warrior album will be released by Universal on Monday April 23rd 2012, crammed with previously unreleased demos and out-takes.


The release celebrates the 40th Anniversary of the album and the Glamiversary of Glam Rock, a flamboyant pop era that was heralded by the release of T. Rex’s chart-topping Electric Warrior, and featuring No. 1 single “Hot Love”, “Jeepster” and “Get It On”.



Guildford based Melody-Punksters Fly This For Me hurl out their breathtaking debut EP ‘Making Shadows’ on 16th July 2012 available through iTunes and Spotify.

Pitching the bone-crushing power and dexterity of the Foo Fighters against the earnest drive of Alexisonfire, and rounded off with the hooks of Blink 182, Fly This For Me genuinely offer a fresh take on the currently over-saturated punk-pop genre.

Although Fly This For Me officially formed and honed their sound in late 2011 out of the leafy suburbs of Surrey, the band members have migrated from all over the UK; Sean (Guitar/ Vocals) hails from South Wales, Tim (Lead Vocals) is primarily from Yorkshire (although has been known to have routes in various other corners of the globe), Hannah (Bass/Vocals) comes from Oxfordshire, George (Guitar/Vocals) originates from Essex, and Joe (Drums/ Vocals) is homegrown and resides in Guildford.

Over the past year, the animated upstarts have toured throughout the UK serving up a sound that is a hearty combination of heavy, gritty guitar parts laced with inter-woven harmonies and vocals delivered with true belief. Along the way, the five-some have amassed an impressive following and have already cut their teeth supporting the likes of Blitz Kids, Feed the Rhino, Lost Boys, Marines, Eager Teeth, fiN, and POLAR, to name just a few.

Fly This For Me are now ready to up the ante with the release of their debut record, ‘Making Shadows’. The lively quintet have marked Monday 16th July as the national release date for their record, which is an enticing hook heavy affair that brims with alluring harmonies and boasts a cluster of earnest and driving tracks. From the delectable catchy opening of ‘She Said,’ to the scathing dynamism of ‘Rock Bottom’, the record showcases the band’s raw sincerity. And the title track (and first single) ‘Making Shadows’, has a contagious refrain that will need to be prised from the inside of your head. With a UK tour lined up for the summer, the band are poised to make a name for themselves by the end of the year.

The new video ‘Making Shadows‘ is the first single from the EP and was released 1st April through the RedBull Bedroom Jam competition –