Category: Music

 

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

 

 

The band isn’t just a way of life, its been much more than that. To us, as a family, writing music of such honesty, and reaching people who feel it similarly, is as profound an expression of art and life as its possible to be. People have said to me it must be cathartic to write songs like this. I often say the real gift is in the people I do it with. For what we share and what we mean to each other when all is said and done.The landscapes are internal” Daniel Cavanagh

Internal Landscapes showcases the highly influential Liverpool sextet’s uncompromising dedication to fearless artistry. They’ve continually evolved since 1990 by placing hope in the future – from leaving the underground scene they were fundamental in establishing to continually mesmerising the world with dramatic post-progressive alternative rock that knows no borders.

The release of Internal Landscapes follows an extensive worldwide headline tour, including performances at Download FestivalArcTanGent and Wembley Arena with Opeth in support of their 2017 studio album The Optimist. The release won the Album of the Year at the Progressive Music Awards ’17, reached the top 10 in the Polish charts, top 20 in Germany, top 40 in the UK, and has 5.8 million track streams on Spotify. This built on the success of their previous Kscope material, which also won at the Progressive Music Awards, including Album of the Year, Live Event of the Year & Multimedia Package of the Year for 2010’s We’re Here Because We’re Here, 2012’s Weather Systems and 2013’s Universal.

This collection, curated by the band, selects the best works from their prolific output on the ground-breaking label Kscope since 2008. In this time the band left their heavier roots and transcended into emotional heaviness that resonated deep within the heart of the listener. It takes its name from the band’s perhaps most heartfelt song, from their most popular album of the period, Weather Systems.

Daniel Cavanagh has provided the album sleeve notes and the artwork was created by long-time collaborator Travis Smith

Internal Landscapes will be released on CD, LP and available through usual download and streaming platforms.

It is available to pre-order at anathema.lnk.to/InternalLandscapesPR
 

Tracklisting 
1. Anathema [06:41]
2. Untouchable part 1 [06:14]
3. Untouchable part 2 [05:33]
4. Thin Air [06:00]
5. Ariel [06:29]
6. Can’t Let Go [04:34]
7. Dreaming Light [05:47]
8. Are you There? [05:11]
9. J’ai Fait Une Promesse [03:33]
10. Leaving It Behind [04:27]
11. Springfield [05:42]
12. Distant Satellites [08:07]
13. Internal Landscapes [08:37]

 

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.

Metal Blade Records has proudly re-signed Arch/Matheos for a worldwide deal!  

Arch/Matheos began as a reunion between founding Fates Warning members John Arch (vocals) and Jim Matheos (guitar), who hadn’t collaborated since John Arch’s solo EP, A Twist Of Fate (2003) – and hadn’t fully collaborated for a whole album since Fates Warning‘s Awaken the Guardian (1986). In 2010, the duo began working on a record together and brought along three Fates Warning members to the fold. The five members would in turn release their debut album Sympathetic Resonance in 2011, under the name Arch/Matheos.

Since then, John Arch and Jim Matheos have kept busy with their other projects – but now the time has come for them to join forces once again, for a new Arch/Matheos release, due out 2019 via Metal Blade Records.

John Arch comments: “The desire and commitment from both of us is first and foremost, but the impetus to move forward with another A/M project fell in good part on how well ‘Sympathetic Resonance’ was received, and how the fans have continued to show their support through a variety of mediums, stating they would like a follow-up effort. The timing for Jim and I seems to be right and things are coming along nicely. We look forward to sharing the results with you soon!”

Jim Matheos adds: “It’s great to be working with my old friend John Arch again. We push each other creatively in ways that brings out the best in both of us, I think. We’ve come up with what I hope is a worthy successor to ‘Sympathetic Resonance’, and a great lineup of musicians to help us bring it to fruition.”

Already featuring special guests Thomas Lang, Bobby Jarzombek, Baard Kolstad, Mark Zonder, Matt Lynch, Steve Di Giorgio, Joey Vera, Sean Malone, Joe DiBiase, and Frank Aresti – with more to come! – this upcoming Arch/Matheos album is currently being tracked, with Jens Bogren (Fates Warning, Opeth, Devin Townsend, etc.) handling mixing duties in November. Stay tuned for more news coming soon

To purchase Sympathetic Resonance, please visit: 
www.indiemerch.com/metalbladerecords/band/arch-matheos

 

Rock super group Motor Sister – featuring Jim Wilson (Mother Superior), Scott Ian (Anthrax), Pearl Aday (solo), Joey Vera (Armored Saint, Fates Warning), and John Tempesta (The Cult) – 
will have a new album due out 2019 via Metal Blade Records. 

Since the release of their debut, Ride, in 2015, the group has been more than busy with their other commitments outside of the band: Scott Ian has been touring non-stop with Anthrax; John Tempesta has been on tour with The Cult; Joey Vera has been performing Symbol Of Salvation in its entirety with Armored Saint; Pearl Aday released a solo album,Heartbreak and Canyon Revelry, and just completed a run of dates opening for Cody Jinks; Jim Wilson released his latest album with drummer Phil Jones in June.

Motor Sister was originally assembled to jam for Scott Ian’s 50th birthday party. Thanks to Scott’s wife Pearl Aday, all it took was a quick phone call, and the stage was literally set for Scott’s dream gig. “I wanted to cherry-pick a set list of my favorite Mother Superior songs and get these guys together and have the concert at my house,” Scott says of the event that eventually led to an album (Ride – comprised of Mother Superior covers) and the formation of Motor Sister
For their second release, 
Motor Sister will be writing all new, original songs.

“The simple goal for the second Motor Sister album is to make the most kick ass, high energy rock & roll record ever,” Jim Wilson comments.

To preview and purchase Ride, please visit: 
www.metalblade.com/motorsister 

Stay tuned for more news coming soon!
Motor Sister line-up:
Jim Wilson – vocals, guitar
Scott Ian – guitar
Joey Vera – bass
John Tempesta – drums
Pearl Aday – vocals

 

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