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Raven Lord – Third Episode Of Raven Lord TV Posted Online‏


Heavy Metal weights RAVEN LORD announce in their third Episode of “RAVEN LORD TV” video podcast the confirmation of their first Summer Festival R-MINE FESTIVAL 2013, June in Belgium.

Larry Paterson who is hosting the new episode also introduces his E-drum endorsement with Carlsbro for practice purposes. RAVEN LORD TV – Episode 3 – Endorsement and Confirmed Festival can be watched below:

The band is also priming themselves for some touring in Spring 2013 followed by Summer Festivals as well as some high profile shows.

RAVEN LORD’s debut album, “Descent To The Underworld“, will be released on February 1, 2013 in Europe and February 12, 2013 in North America via Mausoleum Records. The CD was mixed by acclaimed Swedish producer Fredrik Nordström (AT THE GATES, ARCH ENEMY, NIGHTRAGE, IN FLAMES, DREAM EVIL, OPETH) and was mastered by U.S. mastering engineer Maor Appelbaum (SEPULTURA, HALFORD, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, ANGRA, DOKKEN). The cover artwork was created by Brazilian artist Caio Caldas of CadiesArt, who has previously worked with DORO, PAUL DI’ANNO, SEVEN KINGDOMS, DOMINANZ and VIOLET SUN, among others.

RAVEN LORD are : Csaba Zvekan (Killing Machine) – Vocals, Joe Stump (Holyhell, Reing of Terror) – Lead Guitar, Jamie Mallender (Tony Martin) – Bass, Lawrence “Larry” Paterson (Blaze Baley) – Drums, George Karafotis (Vermillion Days) – Guitar, Alessandro Duo (Voodoo Highway) – Keyboards

“Unashamedly wearing their heavy metal roots on their leather-studded sleeves, RAVEN LORD combine the classic metal feel of the past with the fresh aggression of the present. Thunderous bass lines, pounding drums and explosive riffs blend with distinct heavy, melodic vocals to create driving and memorable songs.”


NORTHPAW’s new EP ‘Trepidation’, out 28th January


Impressive Brit Post-Hardcore Combo ‘Northpaw’ weigh inn with their stunning new EP ‘Trepidation’, out Monday 28th January 2013.

Having grown up feasting on the aural delights of Glassjaw, Thrice, Norma Jean and The Bled, and adding to that, genuine craft and an imaginative approach to penning highly engaging slabs of post-hardcore, ‘Northpaw’ have materialized a sound that is whole-hearted, intense, and ultimately compelling.

Formed in Alton, Hampshire, at the end of 2011, and consisting of long-time friends Charlie Grout-Smith (Vocals), Spencer Huet (Guitar and Vocals), Andy Allen (Drums), Jack Robinson (Bass), and Josh Irvine (Guitar), the band decided on their moniker courtesy of guitarist Spencer Huet, who having grown up in Texas, earned the nickname due to his baseball exploits. The newly formed quintet then began to ink a series of songs and wasted no time in striking out on the live circuit. The hardcore crew toured through the heart of the UK in 2012 with rising stars ‘Violet’, in support of their debut self-titled EP. The record had a limited internet release, but still managed to increase the band’s growing fan-base whilst garnering impressive reviews.

Grounded by their roots and encompassing an underlying concept of movement and maturity, their brand new EP ‘Trepidation’ thematically travels the same path towards staunch loyalty that has been such an integral part of Northpaw. Trepidation certainly delivers on all fronts, exploding with innovate ideas and cut-throat riffs. The first track, ‘Extinction’ soon kicks you in the teeth with its inventive math fret-flurries and progressive groove that nods gleefully towards ETID. While ‘Face Needs’ illustrates the five-some’s supreme ability to deliver a hook, as Grout-Smith flexes his vocal pipes as he impressively swings from abundantly melodic to gut-wrenchingly raw within a heartbeat, while sparring with his vocal counterpart Huet in the process. ‘Habitus’ is an adrenaline-fueled shot of earnest angst modern punk-rock that helps to demonstrate the band’s notable diversity and sheer intensity, while ‘Artificial Respiration’ slams the door shut on the EP with stunning effect.

TRACKLISTING: 1. Extinction; 2. Face Needs; 3. Habitus; 4. Oil, Gratulerar; 5. Artificial Respiration.

BAND MEMBERS: Charlie Grout-Smith: Vocals; Spencer Huet: Guitar and Vocals; Andy Allen: Drums; Jack Robinson: Bass; Josh Irvine: Guitar.

FOR FANS OF: Underoath, Architects, Saosin.

Dope Body debut EU/UK tour dates looming & video teaser unleashed‏

Natural History ain’t yet history; in fact, the latest Dope Body LP stands firmly on phantom stumps with growing bumps – that is to say, it just keeps moving. Now, it’s actually moving the band internationally – across the Atlantic ocean and over to us freaks in UK/EU for the first time, where they’re sure to be most receptive to the skunky Dope Body funk.

It’s no permanent vacation, no – these dudes are on a tour mission, one that rips right through the European heartland as well as a healthy squeeze through the passages of the Kingdom, United.
The tour kicks off in the ever approaching days of October. Meantime, let’s take a fist-hand peek into the world of Dope Body and all its excesses via this tour vid teaser:
Tour Dates:
10/9/12 Hafenklang Hamburg Germany
10/10/12 KB18 Copenhagen Denmark
10/11/12 Revolver Oslo Norway
10/12/12 Koloni Gothenburg Sweden
10/13/12 Debaser Slussen Stockholm Sweden
10/15/12 West Germany Berlin Germany
10/16/12 K4 Nurnberg Germany
10/17/12 Komma Esslingen Germany
10/18/12 Winston Amsterdam Netherlands
10/19/12 Magasin 4 Brussels Belgium
10/20/12 The Hope Brighton United Kingdom
10/21/12 Supersonic Festival Birmingham United Kingdom
10/23/12 Brudenell Social Club Leeds United Kingdom
10/24/12 Nice ‘n’ Sleazy Glasgow United Kingdom
10/25/12 Birthdays London United Kingdom
10/26/12 4AD Club Diksmuide Belgium
10/27/12 Worm Rotterdam Netherlands
10/29/12 Le Kab de L’Usine Geneva Switzerland
10/30/12 Rote Fabrik Zurich Switzerland
10/31/12 Le 106 Rouen France
11/1/12 Festival Rockomotives Vendome France
11/2/12 SOY Festival Nantes France
11/3/12 Espace B Paris France
11/13/12 The Ottobar Baltimore MD w/ Deerhoof
11/16/12 Off Broadway St. Louis MO w/ Future Islands
11/17/12 Russian Recording Studio Bloomington IN w/ Future Islands
11/18/12 Lincoln Hall Chicago IL w/ Future Islands
11/19/12 Beachland Ballroom Cleveland OH w/ Future Islands

CHAINFIST release new Video Trailer and announce Live Show‏

Danish groove metallers CHAINFIST have unveiled a trailer for the new “untitled” album as well as announcing their next live show.


The video from CHAINFIST who features in it’s ranks guitarist Michael Kopietz (FROZEN SUN, PANZERCHRIST), can be

viewed below.


The next live show to see the band and hear some of the new songs is on September 29th in Copenhagen, Denmark at “City Of Sin“

CHAINFIST are currently recording their second album, which will be even bigger, more aggressive and heavier than ever.

The band’s current lineup consists of  Jackie Petersen – Vocals, Michael Kopietz – Guitar, Thomas Hvisel – Lead Guitar, Braca Pedersen – Bass, Jesper Heidelbach – Drums

CHAINFIST is 333% Metal – 333% Rock – 666% You. Metal that makes the world go round, your neck break and your body bounce. Nothing more nothing less.

WE ARE THE PHYSICS announce new tour dates in support of new album YOUR FRIEND, THE ATOM

We Are The Physics have announced details of a string of live dates to support the release of new album, Your Friend, The Atom on 22nd October.

The band will headline The Old Blue Last on 22nd September as part of DIY’s 10th Birthday celebrations, before taking on four dates in October – including the Carefully Planned festival in Manchester.

Date schedule:
22 September London The Old Blue Last – DIY’s 10th Birthday Party (FREE ENTRY)
18 October Kingston McClusky’s – New Slang
19 October Aberdare Elliot’s Bar
20 October Brighton Prince Albert
21 October Manchester Carefully Planned Festival

Your Friend, The Atom is the follow-up to the Glasgow sci-fi new wave punks’ 2008 debut, We Are The Physics Are OK At Music.

The record both previous singles – the eponymous paean to Croatian tennis star Goran Ivanisevic, and frantic shoutfest Applied Robotics – as well as live favourite and future single Napoleon Loves Josephine. The disco-punk stormer Dildonics and code-quoting Circuit Babies have been live staples for some time, while There Is No Cure For The Common Cold So Don’t Expect A Cure For Cancer takes their stop-start jerk-pop to darker new levels with explosive curve-ball Olivia Neutron Bomb rounding off proceedings.

We Are The Physics formed in Glasgow in 2005, taking influences from bands such as Devo, Ex Models, Cardiacs, The Skids, Servotron, Brainiac and Buddy Holly.

Watch the videos for Applied Robotics  and Goran Ivanisevic below:



UK Rock trio Mortdelamer march forward with their mouth-watering mix of razor-sharp and dynamic Alt-Rock. Filled with enticing hooks and soaring guitar passages, the youthful upstarts continue their ascent with a series of UK shows and the release of their spanking new EP ‘Words Within The Wires’, out Monday 1st October 2012.

With a glut of influences stemming from the twisted dynamics and textures of Muse through to the melodic guile and wizardry of Biffy Clyro and Incubus, Mortdelamer have produced an enthralling sound that merges innovative ideas and hooky vocals, all underpinned by thoughtful edgy guitar work and intriguing off-kilter phrasing.

Born out of Swindon, Wiltshire in 2008 and comprised of childhood friends Joe Bishop (Bass Guitar) and Sean Ivens (Drums), along with Claire Sutton (Guitar, Vocals, and Keyboards), the formidable three piece wasted no time mapping out their manifesto. The band soon began to serve their time, not only in the recording studio, but on the road as well. Ever since their inception, Mortdelamer have toured relentlessly throughout the UK for the past four years, racking supports with InMe and Supergrass along the way; the threesome also hit Europe this Summer and have further dates in the pipeline for 2013.

Possessing an impressive recording output, the industrious trio released ‘The Man With Two Heads’ in 2010 and their EP ‘Leech’ last year; both records locked down solid underground support, garnering many new fans for the rising Rocksters. The band now tread untapped ground with their fantastic new EP ‘Words Within The Wires’, recorded by esteemed producer Jonny Renshaw (Devil Sold His Soul, Evita, Deaf Havana); the EP spews out five gigantic cuts from the contagious refrain and fretwork of ‘Pieces and Reasons’ to the dynamically ambient and infectious ‘Searching For Safety’. The progressive trio have gelled together an impressive record that is sure to transcend the underground and reward the Brit-rock crew with well-earned national status.


MORTDELAMER are in the middle of a series of live shows, check out the remaining dates below:

Dates: 28/07/12 – Calne Bike Meet; 04/08/12 – Rockende Eiche Festival, Germany; 06/08/12 – The Railway, Winchester; 07/08/12 – The Asylum 2, Birmingham; 08/08/12 – The Riverside, Selby; 09/08/12 – The Facebar, Reading; 11/08/12 – SOLAM Festival, Swindon; 12/08/12 – The Garage, Swansea; 16/08/12 – The Rolleston, Swindon (acoustic set); 18/08/12 – LAMB Fest, Ramsbury.


UK alt-rockers 7 Day Weekend have re-worked their self-titled debut EP for national release on Mon 17th September whilst releasing a brand new single NOW!

With a clear focus and a hearty affection for catchy up-beat alt-rock, high flying 7 Day Weekend are all set to break loose armed with a reboot of their enticing self-titled EP and stunning new single, ‘’Endless Doses’’. Pulling inspiration from the likes of Kids In Glass Houses, Young Guns, and You Me At Six, 7 Day Weekend cunningly weave infectious melodies and up-tempo song structures to stunning effect.

Comprised of Clayton Leah (Rhythm Guitar), Tom Hancox (Lead Guitar), Calan Nickle (Vocals), John Handy (Drums) & Dan Hancox (Bass), Warrington born ‘7 Day Weekend’ wasted no time cutting their teeth on the local scene, playing a host of shows throughout England and Wales, following the release of their 4 track Acoustic Debut EP in the Spring of 2012. The EP caught the attention of Gavin Butler (The Blackout) and Neil Starr (Attack! Attack!), who invited the fresh-faced five piece to open their Manchester date of the Ghosts & Echoes Tour. Soon after, the band were hand-pick by Feeder for the sole support on their April Tour, granting the band an audience of 1000 hometown fans.

The five-some continue their ascent and widen their reach with the national release of their newly reworked self-  titled EP which showcases their strong emotionally driven lyrics, killer hooks, and contagious melodies.

The band’s self-titled EP is unleashed this September and is packed to the rafters with catchy guitar riffs and infectious hooks, from the opener, ‘’Ghosts Of Me’’ which perfectly kicks off the record in superb style, to the dynamic and gloriously contagious, ‘’Hide’’. The band have produced a killer record and plan to take it to the road; they have just announced a sweeping tour to coincide with the re-issue of the EP and single launch, including tour dates as far north as Newcastle and as far south as Brighton, including support dates with A Day Overdue and Hey Alaska. With these profile dates and a growing reputation for delivering an explosive live performance, the energetic quartet will certainly be propelled to the giddy heights of the UK Brit-Rock scene.

7 Day Weekend also just released a brand new downloadable single entitled ‘’Endless Doses’’, recorded by revered producer Paul Tandy (Octane OK). The single is available now as a download and is launched in support of the band’s forthcoming Summer UK tour.

Tour dates for their Summer Tour:


11th Wed – Dublin Packet, Holyhead;

14th Sat – The Picket, Liverpool;

16th Mon – Trillians, Newcastle;

17th Tue – The Garage, London;

20th Fri – The Haunt, Brighton;

21st Sat – Rec Fest, Harthill nr Chester;

21st Sat – Barnsley;

22nd Sun – Dry Live, Manchester;

31st Tue – The Croft, Bristol.


1st Wed – Ballroom, Birmingham;

2nd Thur – Empire, Leeds;

3rd Fri – Milstone, Bolton.