“It is with great sadness that we have to inform you that our tour in Singapore, Australia and Japan will be postponed, due to circumstances beyond our control. We were very excited about performing songs from our new album ‘Verkligheten’, as well as songs from our entire career. It really hurts but at this point there’s really nothing we can do. All we hope is for your understanding, cause this not something we take lightly and we also realize that a lot of people will be disappointed. We kindly ask for your patience, as we will return in the Spring of 2019’’.
SOILWORK release their new album ‘Verkligheten’ on Friday 11th January via Nuclear Blast. SOILWORK singer Björn “Speed” Strid on‘Verkligheten’: “I’m really, really pleased with it – it’s really, really cool. It’s possibly the most epic and darkest album we’ve done. And it’s also very melancholic, but it’s also very sort of uplifting. It’s huge. I’m really happy with it”.
Metal / Punk / Industrial band THE CLAY PEOPLE have released the official music video for their single, “GenRX.” Originally premiered on Games, Brrraaains & A Head-Banging Life, “GenRX” is off of their latest album, Demon Hero and Other Extraordinary Phantasmagoric Anomalies and Fables, and features Chris Wyse (Hollywood Vampires, Ace Frehley, The Cult).
Imagine all the elements of a category 5 hurricane, and right in the middle of that storm is the most beautiful sunset… that’s The Clay People.
Whether it’s seeing a live show, or just listening to TCP, there’s a connection made very quickly between band and audience. A sense of comfort, knowing if you had a rough day, or are feeling down, that you can count on TCP to take you away from all that
The Clay People return on Demon Hero and Other Extraordinary Phantasmagoric Anomalies & Fables, an album that captures the band at a creative peak, and was forged from what was at times a tenuous, cathartic, and finally unifying recording process.
On Demon Hero Neet takes on the corrupting influence of modern politics, the silver tongue of the modern demagogue, the ills of groupthink, and the band’s experience with the music industry. “I’ve been plagiarized. I’ve been beat up. I’ve been manipulated… .And we’ve got nothing left to lose,” Neet confesses on the anthem “Bloodletter.”.
The Clay People’s self-titled album was released on Mercury/Slipdisc records, and their furiously propulsive lead single “Awake” climbed the radio charts. The band toured with Disturbed, Stained, Clutch, Rob Zombie, Static X, Stabbing Westward, and Filter.
“Awake” was featured in films such as Strangeland, Universal Soldier 2, and Marked For Death.
The band called in extended members of its musical family to contribute to Demon Hero. Chris Wyse of The Hollywood Vampires, Ace Frehly, The Cult, and OWL, contributed bass to the band’s reinterpretation of fan favorite “Strange Day” and “Gen RX.”. Walter Flakus of Stabbing Westward, and one-time Clay People member, contributed keys. Wade Alin, who added programming to the band’s self titled release, returns on Demon Hero.
Dinsmore and McGarvey produced the album, turning to producer Neil Kernon (Nile, Queensrcyche, and Nevermore) for the final mix.
Lindsay Schoolcraft of Cradle Of Filth fame will be bringing her solo tour to Australia in the next few days. Subculture sat down and had a chat with Lindsay about what it means to her to do a solo tour and when we can expect her solo EP to land.
You can listen to our Lindsay Schoolcraft interview on the Spreaker below.
Subculture sits down and has a chat with the legendary Bjorn Strid about Soilwork’s brand new album. Titled Verkligheten the album will be released on the 11th January 2018 through Nuclear Blast Records before Soilwork hit our shores early next year.
Hot on the heels of opening up the main stage at Good Things Festival in Parramatta this past weekend, Sydney-based screaming rap-rock-electro-pop mutants RedHook today unleash a brand new music video for their fresh single ‘Turn Up The Stereotype’ and announce that they will be joining Hands Like Houses on their huge -Anon. album tour in February of 2019.
Since its release on October 26, ‘Turn Up The Stereotype’ has exploded with over 200K streams across YouTube and Spotify. It’s been added to triple J Unearthed rotation and scored multiple plays on triple J (2018 With Richard Kingsmill, Good Nights, Home & Hosed, short.fast.loud, mid-dawn), even earning a coveted 5-star Unearthed review from presenter, Bridget Hustwaite and now Short. Fast. Loud. Presenter Josh Merriel has named RedHook’s Turn Up The Stereotype as his favourite track from triple j unearthed this year, saying that “It’s the best bit of Limp Bizkit and Halsey all wrapped up in a post-hardcore package.”
Now, the band unveils the official visuals for the song, unfolding a new chapter in the RedHook mythology that carries on chronologically from their debut offering ‘Minute On Fire’. Kicking off with guitarist Craig Wilkinson (“sadboi”) and vocalist Emmy Mack (“strngegrrl”) being kidnapped by a bunch of demonically creepy scientists and subjected to a bizarre genre-bending experiment, the ‘Turn Up The Stereotype’ clip was co-directed by RedHook and Her Name Is Murder Productions (Norma Jean, Ocean Grove) in collaboration with Haus Party’s Chris Elder (The Amity Affliction, Peking Duk).
“It was a super fun way to use the cinematic RedHook universe to visually represent our real life experience of trying to figure out where the hell we fit in the music industry,” Mack explains of the clip, which was half-filmed inside a decommissioned slaughterhouse out in western Sydney, and half-filmed inside the band’s bathroom shower. Since we launched this project back in June, a lot of our brushes with the industry have involved people trying to pin us into some kind of genre box. And I guess this is our way of rejecting those boxes. By playing a fun game of dress-ups and blowing things up,” she adds.
A combustible cocktail of Mack’s acidic lyricism and venomous vocal hooks and guitarist Craig Wilkinson’s groove-fuelled riffage and EDM-influenced production, ‘Turn Up The Stereotype’ was produced by Stevie Knight (Trophy Eyes, Stand Atlantic) and Dave Petrovic (Northlane, Tonight Alive), mixed by James Paul Wisner (Paramore, Hands Like Houses) and mastered by Steve Smart (Parkway Drive).
After toasting the release of ‘Turn Up The Stereotype’ in their hometown of Sydney with a totally SOLD OUT live launch at alternative nightclub AM//PM, headlining Australian Music Week 2018’s first ever curated heavy music showcase and opening up the inaugural Good Things Festival in Sydney this past weekend, RedHook will now embark on their first full Australian tour alongside scene heroes Hands Like Houses, Ocean Grove and Endless Heights.
“We’re so bloody excited,” Mack says. “Craig is the ultimate HLH fanboy, he even has the collectable Dissonants socks which he’ll no doubt be rocking every night of the tour, lord help us all.”
After a year spent earning a dedicated following on the live circuit and sharing stages with the likes of Dream On Dreamer, The Getaway Plan, Stand Atlantic, Thornhill and Dear Seattle, RedHook are now launching full force, with an arsenal of more huge tunes still to come.