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The Pineapple Thief  have launched their brand new video for “Try As I Might”, the new single from their forthcoming new studio album Dissolution.

The highly anticipated follow up to 2015’s Your Wilderness, is the band’s second album to feature King Crimson and Porcupine Tree drummer Gavin Harrison.

Vocalist, songwriter and guitarist Bruce Soord explains his dystopian view “The video follows the theme of the song and the album – if you sign up to this hyper connected world we live in, then you have to live with the consequences.  Try as you might to get out of it. 

The futuristic clip was created by Blacktide Phonic/Visual (www.black-tide.co.uk) director George Laycock, who expands on how he created the film “When The Pineapple Thief came to me with their track ‘Try as I might’, they had a broad basis for an idea for a music video that dealt with a social media obsessed ‘connected’ world.

This had nods to previous films and television like ‘The Truman Show’, ‘Black Mirror’, the ‘Big Brother’ landscape and its preceding shows, so it was about creating a storyline using these broad influences and encapsulating into an obscure 3 minute film on a budget.

I was interested in the concept of ‘in eye cameras’, scary technology I am sure isn’t too far away from us. We decided to go down the optical medical route and follow our character on a journey from first pre-operation, to surgery, recovery and then trying to battle the decision he has made, whilst battling with the corporation he has signed up too. The film hopefully leaves the viewer to create their own conceptions on his outcome.

We filmed it all on the Dorset/Devon coastline around where I live and were fortunate to be able to secure great locations to shoot in with a few favours, including a remote seaside post-modern house, a private beach and a real working hospital and opticians.

To keep the cast down to a minimum I decided that the camera that is watching Bruce would become the main supporting actor and his nemesis, appearing in scenes without anyone operating it. This allowed us to see the cameras point of view and tell the story to the fictional viewer. This old broadcast camera weighed an absolute ton, and carrying through remote woods, down a mile-long steep cliff path to a beach was a challenge on some of the hottest days of the year. Filming in the water at the end was a welcome refreshment. 

Many thanks to all those who helped with the film, especially everyone involved at Yeovil hospital for allowing us such amazing access, and to Bruce for being so amenable about having scalpels inches from his eyeball.”

The Pineapple Thief have grown to become one of the leading lights of Europe’s experimental rock domain, Your Wilderness produced 4m+ album streams, a #7 in the UK Independent Charts and two extensive headline European tours culminating at London’s Islington Assembly Hall where the concert was recorded for the live release Where We Stood, and their new album Dissolution promises to propel the band to even greater heights. 

Dissolution will be released in the following formats – all available to pre-order now at

thepineapplethief.lnk.to/DissolutionPR

 

 

Triple Kill are one of Melbourne’s hottest and hardest working Heavy Metal bands. They take their music very seriously and yet at the same time have their fans laughing with their witty humor displayed in their film clips and promotional videos.

‘Age Of Rebellion’ is Triple Kill’s debut album and will take you on a journey of the creative minds and musical talent that the band share. Each song has a story and a character and mixes metal genres to create a sound that belongs to Triple Kill alone. The album’s artwork is a reflection of the meeting of both Fantasy and Science fiction.

‘Age Of Rebellion’
Written by Triple Kill
Recorded at Monolith Studios
Mastered by Thomas ‘Plec’ Johansson 

Track Listing:

  1. Event Horizon
  2. Age Of Rebellion
  3. Decay
  4. Titan
  5. Ran
  6. Lords Of Cinder
  7. Fear The Old Blood
  8. The Alchemist
  9. Tears Of A Burning Messiah

 

From the very beginning Triple Kill have been 100% committed to their music and their high energy live performances. Lifelong best friends, Rodney Goolagong (Vocals), Anthony Commune (Guitar), Ethan White (Bass), Connor O’Keane (Drums) and Daniel Mackie (Guitar) have combined their forces and talent to give you the magic that is Triple Kill.

Triple Kill’s ‘Age Of Rebellion’ is out on October 5th. Pre-Order it here:
triplekill.bandcamp.com

 

 

 

Something for Kate frontman and celebrated solo troubadour, Paul Dempsey, is delighted to announce a very special solo acoustic show at Melbourne’s magnificent Recital Centre on Wednesday  14th November.

Having spent a jam-packed 2018 moving between a variety of projects including :  3 sold out Australian tours, duetting at the Australian of the Year ceremony with Amy Shark; touring Europe, Iceland and South America with members of David Bowie’s band in Celebrating David Bowie ; and writing new material for the forthcoming Something For Kate album, Paul will take to the stage for one night only at the iconic Melbourne venue to perform songs from across his vast solo and Something for Kate catalogue with the addition of his signature classic covers and the promise of some new SFK material. Having performed at festivals, theatres, bars, clubs and pubs all over the world, this is a unique opportunity to hear one of Australia’s most powerful voices in a pristine, state of the art auditorium.

As with every single Paul Dempsey performance, his desire and ability to connect directly with his audience lies at the heart of the show. Stepping on to the Recital Centre stage in his home town, alone with his guitar, Dempsey will tell stories, and hold musical conversations that connect performer with audience in a way very few artists can. It’s this rare ability (alongside an uncanny ability to produce quality material for over two decades) that explains Dempsey’s long career and unique relationship with his audience.

Says Paul of the desire to play this special one-off show at the Recital Centre:  “Hometown shows are always special and I’m particularly excited about this one. It’s about bloody time I gave my audience an opportunity to enjoy the music in a stunning acoustic environment whilst (hopefully) wearing something nice and reclining in a well-designed chair at a perfectly reasonable hour on a school night.”

 Since forming Something for Kate in 1994, Paul Dempsey has travelled a road of consistent musical quality, authenticity and credibility to become one of Australia’s most celebrated and fiercely original song writers and performers, both as part of his band, and as a solo performer. It’s a rare double act, made even more unique by the fact that he has managed to do both in tandem, with his parallel careers evoking similar levels of devotion and critical acclaim amongst fans and media alike.

With over 500,000 album sales, 10 gold and platinum awards, multiple number ones and sold out tours stretching back over 20 years, preferring to tackle subject matters well beyond the realm of rock ‘n’ roll, Dempsey is the rarest of breeds: talented, credible, and popular. Perhaps most crucially, he’s a man constantly curious about the world around him, a fact that goes some way to explaining his constant musical and lyrical evolution.

With a deep love of live performance, and a pronounced sense of excitement about playing a home town show in a room designed for listening, this one-off show promises to be an event that will long live in the memory of everyone in attendance in this very special venue.

 

PAUL DEMPSEY AT THE MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE

WEDNESDAY 14TH NOVEMBER, 2018

Tickets available HERE

 

 

When the new Halloween movie hits theaters in October 2018, it will have the distinction of being the first film in the canon with creator John Carpenter’s direct involvement since 1982’s Halloween III: Season of the Witch. Carpenter serves on the new David Gordon Green-directed installment as an executive producer, a creative consultant, and, thrillingly, as a soundtrack composer, alongside his collaborators from his three recent solo albums, Cody Carpenter and Daniel Davies.

The new soundtrack pays homage to the classic Halloween score that Carpenter composed and recorded in 1978, when he forever changed the course of horror cinema and synthesizer music with his low-budget masterpiece. Several new versions of the iconic main theme serve as the pulse of Green’s film, its familiar 5/4 refrain stabbing through the soundtrack like the Shape’s knife. The rest of the soundtrack is just as enthralling, incorporating everything from atmospheric synth whooshes to eerie piano-driven pieces to skittering electronic percussion. While the new score was made with a few more resources than Carpenter’s famously shoestring original, its musical spirit was preserved.

Halloween will be released October 19 through EVP Recordings under exclusive licence from Sacred Bones Records on CD and Australian exclusive orange/black LP.

Members of Extol, The Dillinger Escape Plan and Sea + Air joined their creative forces and will sonically shock you with one of most experimental and mesmerizing releases of this year! Azusa’s debut album titled “Heavy Yoke” will be released on November 16 via Indie Recordings, and the record’s first single and music video “Interstellar Islands” is out now!  With “Interstellar Islands”, Azusa takes you into an exploration of dissonant, eerie musical universes; it’s a trip to inner and outer space, an interstellar sensory experience. Enjoy!

A carnival of contrast, Azusa make captivating music with unconventional nerve. Uniting the complementary skills of its members, Azusa’s sound is a thrash-fusion tour de force. Can you imagine Kate Bush fronting Slayer; Death collaborating with Annette Peacock? These allegedly incongruent influences dissolve seamlessly in an alluring sonic alchemy. Uncompromisingly experimental, Azusa’s curated approach showcases each member’s unique strengths as a reaction to previous endeavors, more so than an extension of them. Reflecting on life’s existential mysteries, Azusa’s lyrics seek to explore cognitive dissonances at the crossroads of upbringing, mysticism, belief and betrayal. Defying expectations by embracing contradiction, Azusa finds strength in vulnerability, harmony in dissonance and melody in discord.
The band has commented their debut album: “This album is special for all of us and we’re currently feeling the same excited feelings we got before we debuted any of our previous efforts. We are really fortunate to have been able to create these songs together and to be able to share them with fans of our former and current bands, as well as new fans. It has been such a relief crafting music without having any outside expectations placed on us. Turning to creative playfulness with a more relaxed and intuitive approach to songwriting, we feel that this collection of songs will hold a unique space in the atmosphere of heavy music.”, and they have continued about signing with Indie Recordings: “As for the signing, since Extol had worked with Indie before, they were both located in Oslo – old friend’s and co-conspirators at this point – it made sense for them to release the record as the working relationship was already there. When we met Erlend to discuss Azusa, we felt his vision for his label, his ideas about the industry in general and where he believes our band fits into all of that was impressive. The decision was a no-brainer!”. Head of Indie Recordings, Erlend Gjerde, has added: “Hearing Azusa for the first time was a trip. It struck me as incredibly fresh and diverse, but still perfectly coherent. For me they bring a new angle to the scene which is so much craved for, and I am extremely excited for this release.”

 

HEAVY Mag was really proud to premiere the new track from Carbon Black a month ago and now we are happy to announce that the band have announced the dates for their album launch.

Carbon Black ‘End of This’ Album Launch
Crowbar Brisbane
Friday, September 14
Presale tickets $15 via Oztix ($20 on the door)
Local supports Mergatroyd, Kold Creature, Regular Gonzales
So get along and check out these guys blow the roof off Crowbar!

Influential Cleveland, Ohio-based metal pioneers MUSHROOMHEAD will release their highly-anticipated upcoming DVD, VOLUME III – a follow up to the widely-acclaimed DVD’s Volume 1 (2005) and Volume 2 (2008) – tomorrow, August 17, 2018 worldwide. The DVD will feature over 90 minutes of new material – including stunning new music videos, backstage antics, and exclusive never-seen-before content. Available digitally and fine retailers such as Amazon.

Following up on their terrifying, cinema-quality music video for the alternate version of their track, “We Are The Truth” (which has garnered over 1.7 million views since it’s release in early July), MUSHROOMHEAD is thrilled to reveal another new music video cut from VOLUME III and their most recent and successful charting album, The Righteous & The Butterfly (the album debuted at #20 on the Billboard Top 200, #1 on the Billboard Independent Chart, and #1 on the Billboard Hard Rock Chart) – this time for the track “Devils Be Damned”.

The video is a complete DIY production filmed on location at the historic Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, Ohio – known as one of the most haunted buildings in the country and the main setting of the 1994 cinematic classic, The Shawshank Redemption, starring Hollywood legends Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins.

In a recent interview with Ultimate GuitarMUSHROOMHEAD producer/drummer/founder Steve “Skinny” Felton explained, “‘Devils Be Damned’ [was filmed at] the Mansfield Prison [Ohio State Reformatory] which is also the prison where the movie The Shawshank Redemption was filmed. So there’s a cool backstory there. There’s a scene [in the video] where the little girl is crawling through the tunnel – that’s the same tunnel that Tim Robbins crawled through at the end of the movie – you know, the whole ‘Andy Dufresne – who crawled through a river of shit and came out clean on the other side.’ line – that’s the same tunnel she crawled through.”

MUSHROOMHEAD recently announced several VOLUME III DVD signings scheduled to take place along their upcoming The Summer of Screams headline tour, presented by Scream Factory and Dread Central. See below for a full listing of signings and tour dates. DVDs will be available for purchase at each signing, and the band will appear in full costume.

MUSHROOMHEAD Signing Dates: 
8/22 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ Darkside (611 Dutchess Turnpike) – Begins 6:00 PM
8/28 – Houston, TX @ Cactus (2110 Portsmouth St) – Begins 6:00 PM
8/29 – Austin, TX @ Waterloo (600 N Lamar Blvd) – Begins 5:00 PM
9/5 – Portland, OR @ Music Millennium (3158 E Burnside St) – Begins 6:00 PM (tentative, check local listing)
9/6 – Seattle, WA @ Silver Platters (2930 1st Ave S) – Begins 6:00 PM (tentative, check local listing)
9/7 – Billings, MT @ Ernie November (1825 Grand Ave) – Begins 6:00 PM

The Summer of Screams tour line-up:
MUSHROOMHEAD
Powerman 5000 (9-2 to 9-15)
The Browning
Psychostick (8-17 to 8-31)
Kissing Candice
Unsaid Fate
Voodoo Terror Tribe (8-17 to 8-30)/Earth Caller (8-31 to 9-15)

The Summer of Screams tour dates:
8/17 – Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theater

8/18 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater
8/19 – Toronto, ON @ Rockpile West
8/21 – Manchester, NH @ Bungalow
8/22 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
8/23 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Shaka’s
8/24 – Spartanburg, SC @ Groundzero
8/25 – Huntsville, AL @ Sidetracks Music Hall
8/26 – New Orleans, LA @ Southport Music Hall
8/28 – Houston, TX @ Houston Underground

8/29 – Austin, TX @ Come and Take It Live

8/30 – Laredo, TX @ Ethos Live
8/31 – Fort Worth, TX @ The Rail Club
9/2 – Los Angeles, CA @ 1720
9/4 – Orangevale, CA@ The Boardwalk
9/5 – Portland, OR @ Dante’s
9/6 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
9/7 – Billings, MT @ Pub Station
9/8 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
9/9 – Denver, CO @ Roxy Theater
9/11 – Merriam, KS @ Aftershock
9/12 – Waterloo, IA @ Spicoli’s
9/13 – Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
9/14 – Ringle, WI @ Q & Z Expo Center
9/15 – Chicago, IL @ Patio Theater

Brand new thriller Searching has the whole world talking at the moment. This is a film that has been filmed in a way that we haven’t seen before and early reports out of the USA is that this is the film that will change the future of filmmaking. Now the cast and crew take us behind the scnes to show us just how this movie was made.

Directed by first time director Aneesh Chaganty and starring John Cho (Star Trej, Harold & Kumar Go To White CastleSearching will hit cinemas in August.

SÓLSTAFIR have added more dates to their already announced European tour in support of their latest release ‘Berdreyminn‘ this December. Their massive road-trip will kick off at Poland’s B90 in Gdansk on November 20, and run through 17 more countries before the final curtain falls at the Voodoo Lounge in Dublin, Ireland on the 22nd of December.

The band will be touring in support of the Icelander’s latest album, ‘Berdreyminn’ which is streaming in full here.

 

Music will always be inspired by the environment in which it is created. With its incredible array of highly diverse landscapes ranging from white glaciers via volcanic bizarreness, moss-green bubble-fields, deep fjords, and frost-cracked mountains to black beaches, Iceland has shaped a host of astonishingly original and fiercely individual bands such as SIGUR RÓS, BJÖRK, and SÓLSTAFIR.

SÓLSTAFIR embody the ever-turning wheel of seasons with their shifting light, darkness, and colours, extreme Northern climate, the stark contrasts, the closeness of beauty and deadly forces of nature, the impressive sceneries that have the bones of ancient gods enshrined in them like hardly any other band in every aspect of their existence.

SÓLSTAFIR are not like any other band. Their latest album, ‘Berdreyminn’ underscores this statement. As its title “a dreamer of forthcoming events” aptly describes, the four Icelanders have taken their already impressive evolution one step further. The band has continued to amalgamate haunting melodies, psychedelic phases, as well as strong undercurrents of classic rock and hard rock with echoes of their metal past. Yet SÓLSTAFIR‘s focus is not on style but pure emotion. ‘Berdreyminn’ is eclectic by a conscious choice to make feelings audible and transform taste as well as texture to sound. Genre borders are not broken but simply ignored. Musical influences are gathered from a wide range of sources, re-arranged, and woven into new patterns.  Melancholy, longing, anger, joy, pleasure, pain, and other emotions are fulling this album.

Despite leaning clearly towards an expression that can be described as rock today, SÓLSTAFIR have their roots in metal as their debut full-length ‘Í Blóði og Anda’ (2002), which translates as “In Blood and Spirit” still witnesses. Instead of today’s Icelandic gravel throated siren chants, frontman Aðalbjörn Tryggvason spat forth vitriolic crusty vocals and all strings were forged with black metal. Already their next albums ‘Masterpiece of Bitterness’ (2005) and ‘Köld’ (2009) marked stations of a continuous evolution. SÓLSTAFIR went further along their solitary path and obviously left any categorising box with the ground-breaking follow-ups ‘Svartir Sandar’ (2011) and ‘Ótta’ (2014), which received high critical acclaim and attracted new fans in equal measure, while managing the difficult feat of keeping most of their earlier following too.

SÓLSTAFIR have set sails to new horizons with ‘Berdreyminn’. Yet the Icelanders brought their home with them and the silhouette of their vessels remains easily recognisable. Welcome aboard on a new adventurous musical journey into uncharted territories.

LONDON is the creation of siren London Gabraelle and legendary Australian heavy music producer & songwriter dw Norton (Superheist, Walk The Earth). Think Lacuna Coil meets Kate Bush & Parkway Drive… yeah it’s heavy, it’s Epic… it’s Pop! It’s massive hooks and even bigger riffs! London Gabraelle’s sweet but heart-wrenching vocal delivery blended with Norton’s crushing guitar style makes for an infectious and original concoction of life and death proportions.

Today London is bringing Sunlight to the world – it’s the first single and music video from a forthcoming album expected to drop in 2019. The single will be live for purchase and streaming this Friday August 17. More information about the album coming soon!

The scenic and provocative clip was filmed and directed by Hollywood whiz Brian Cox (Hollywood UndeadWill HavenButcher Babies) on location at the famous Portsea back beach in Victoria… ironically right next to….London Bridge!London will be hitting the road in the coming month – taking part on the always-massive Psycho Circus Tour, a touring heavy music festival curated by Gold Coast’s Darkcell! London will be appearing at the Melbourne and Brisbane dates of the Psycho Circus festival tour – 25th August at the Bendigo Hotel in Melbourne and 8th September at Brisbane’s The Zoo.

Formerly from Melbourne and now recently relocated to the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, the band has been working tirelessly on this, their debut release. Writing and Recording at dw Norton’s Black Mountain Sound Studio, all music for the album has been written by Norton and all lyrics & vocals written by London Gabraelle.

With an experienced band behind her including guitarist Steeden (Horrorwood Mannequins), Drummer Matt Ellis (Rishathra) and bass player Kim Roberts (Burn The City), London shines as a bright new talent in Australian heavy music.

London’s new single “Sunlight” will shine on the world from this Friday, August 17.