Monthly Archives juli 2012

Rob Zombie Kittens… Find The 13!


Find the 13 is an online scavenger hunt game that allows fans to download a free track Pussy Liquor (Ki:Theory Remix) in exchange for finding 13 Zombie cats (!) and inputting their email address. (Have a go – its tough!)

Featuring Rob Zombie Favourites Remixed By Some Of Today’s Groundbreaking Producers & DJs
On August 6, 2012, Spinefarm Records will release Rob Zombie’s Mondo Sex Head, featuring new and unique remixes of Rob Zombie classics by some of today’s top DJs, including KoRn’s Jonathan “JDevil” Davis, Photek, the Bloody Beetroots, Drumcorps and Ki:Theory. Mondo Sex Head was curated and executive produced by Jason Bentley, Music Director at L.A.’s influential KCRW and Electronic Dance Music expert...

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TO CELEBRATE the release of their brand new, self-titled album on August 6th via Simmons Records/Spinefarm Records, Kobra And The Lotus – the five-piece outfit fronted by powerhouse vocalist Kobra Paige – will play a one-off, headline date at The Borderline in London on August 13th.

Opening on the night will be special guests The Mercy House, the London heavy rockers with a fast-rising reputation, plus hard-working rock ‘n’ rollers, Hornet.

Tickets are available here.

The Borderline show is one of four headline dates and one festival appearance, Bloodstock Open Air (August 12th),
the Canadian quintet have lined up in the UK, in addition to an appearance at Wacken Open Air (August 3rd), Germany’s premier heavy metal event..

The full list of UK outings is as follows:-


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JETTBLACK have moved the date of their headline show at The Underworld, Camden, to 26th October. The venue remains the same, and all tickets will be valid for the new date.

Tickets can be purchased here:

Venue: The Underworld
Address: 174 Camden High Street, London, NW1 0NE
Date: 26th October 2012
Doors: 7pm
Price: £10

Support acts will be announced shortly.

Jettblack are currently laying plans for new single / video, ‘Prison Of Love’ – a track from latest album, ‘Raining Rock’, released via Spinefarm Records in June of this year. The single – the follow-up to first single, ‘Raining Rock’ – will come with three bonus tracks, including acoustic & cover material.
UK Tour – October 2012
10. 10. 12 – The George, Andover.

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Aimee Mann – Charmer – Proper Records – September 17, 2012

“One of the finest songwriters of her generation.” —The New York Times

“One of the top 10 living songwriters along with Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen.”— NPR

The long awaited new album from Aimee Mann, Charmer, will be released in the UK on September 17 by Proper Records. Influenced by what Mann calls the “superpop” of the 70s and 80s, the album is her first release since 2008’s celebrated @#%&*! Smilers, which the BBC website called “undeniably beautiful.”

Of Charmer, her eighth studio album, Mann comments, “I’m fascinated by charming people and the whole idea of charm. It’s hard to remember sometimes that there is usually an agenda behind the act of being charming, and that is what I’m most interested in...

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Legendary Independent Music Discovery Site Releases
First Album by Dublin, Ireland’s Autumn Owls
Autumn Owls Epitonic saki Session Available for Download, the legendary Webby-winning independent music discovery site originally launched in 1999 (and re-launched in 2011) is proud to announce its first release as a music label, Between Buildings, Toward The Sea, the debut full-length from Dublin, Ireland indie rock band Autumn Owls. The album, produced by Brian Deck (Califone, Iron & Wine) will be released on October 16 in Ireland and October 23 in the US. Available today is Autumn Owls’ Epitonic saki Session recorded earlier this year. || ||


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Neil Diamond’s Hot August Night 40th Anniversary deluxe edition

“This is gonna be special. I promised that before I came back to this theater that we would do things for you that you would not forget for a while and that’s what we’re about tonight.” – Neil Diamond, 1972

The night of August 24, 1972, a young singer/songwriter by the name of Neil Diamond took over Los Angeles’ beautiful Greek Theater for 10 sold out nights. The legend of Neil Diamond the performer was unquestionably born on that night. Diamond and his band were at the peak of their game that summer, a night that would be captured forever on the two-record set Hot August Night changed his life and his legacy. One of Diamond’s most successful albums worldwide, the multiple platinum album in the US spent a mind-blowing 29 weeks on the top of the charts in Australia...

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Wig Wam: Wall Street


Norwegian glam kings/Eurovision Song Contest hopefuls in 2005 return with their fourth release. Being major stars in their native Norway the band had their European highlight back in 2005. Melodies, choruses, catchy refrains and Rock´n´Roll can be expected nevertheless.

Some opening keys transgress directly into the verse as they move into gear with the title track. It is prime time heedless rock with Norwegian energy. It might even be one of the better openings of 2012? Next up is “OMG (Wish I Had a Gun)” which is almost the same caliber. But the surprising “The Bigger the Better” is a step in the wrong direction. The keys are odd in style for the band and the overall sound is probably a shock to their fans...

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Frank Zappa’s catalogue available digitally for the first time

Back home, where it belongs, the music of Frank Zappa is now back in the hands of the Zappa Family Trust.

In celebration, the estate has signed a global license and distribution deal with Universal Music Enterprises to release 60 of the composer’s recordings. The entire catalogue will launch worldwide on July 31st with 12 recordings, followed by another dozen recordings to be released monthly through to the end of 2012. It is also the very first time that these recordings have been made available digitally.

“The ink is not yet dry on The Zappa Family Trust’s worldwide deal with Universal Music Enterprises”, says Gail Zappa. “They made us the offer we couldn’t refuse – for all the right reasons. It is a win-win for all of us, but mostly for Frank Zappa. Long may his baton wave...

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Jeff Scott Soto: Damage Control


Veteran JEFF SCOTT SOTO started out in the 80´s as a member of YNGWIE MALMSTEEN`s ever changing band, continued with the likes of EYES, TALISMAN, later on SOUL SIRKUS and since 1994 he´s been doing solo albums. The last few of them has been so soft they´ve been bordering on elevator music, or funk. For this his twelfth album all in all he seems to have injected the rock back into his output. Celebrity guests included Dave Meniketti of Y&T, Jamie Borger of TALISMAN/TREAT and Joel Hoekstra of NIGHT RANGER.

He still has it, that is for sure. I´ve seen him live on some occasions and he has gone more and more in the direction of funk. But here is Jeff back in the rock. Opener “Give a Little More” has a soft touch to the rockier style, not the most exciting cut to open with...

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5 Star Grave: Drugstore Hell

Massacre/Sound Pollution

Italian six-piece metal band 5 STAR GRAVE return with their second effort. Modern, groovy, with street attitude and a bit of punk thrown in, the info has a lot to say. For years on from their debut “Corpse Breed Syndrome” the band returns to be politically incorrect again. Production comes courtesy of Tobias Lundström at Bohus Sound Studios, so what could go wrong?

The eleven tracks are a mix of three grades, 2, 3 and 4. The real stinkers are not found here, neither the really outstanding efforts. 5 STAR GRAVE utilizes several harsh voices, loops, a fine overall sound picture but messes it up, and I don´t think that this album will be anything but forgotten by 2015...

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