Taking a page from heroes METALLICA and GUNS N' ROSES, Los Angeles breakthrough metal act, BUTCHER BABIES, have recorded an EP of cover tunes that will surely please fans of the band, as well as fans of the artists that performed them originally. TitledUncovered, this EP will be released on September 30 in North America (October 6 in Europe) and features the following five tracks:
1. Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers
2. They're Coming to Take Me Away
3. Don't Give a Fuck
4. Crazy Horses
5. Pussy Whipped
BUTCHER BABIES' Carla Harvey (vocals) comments: "It was a blast recording songs that we have been fans of our entire lives and putting our spin on them. We all chose a song that had some significance to us. My pick was 'They're Coming to Take Me Away' by NAPOLEAN XIV because I have a vivid memory of my stepdad, who I considered completely insane, playing it over and over again on his car stereo when I was a pre-teen. The song is about being taken away to a mental institution. I can still see him tapping his fingers on his steering wheel to the beat..."
BUTCHER BABIES' Heidi Shepherd (vocals) adds: "As an eight or nine-year-old little girl, I used to rummage through my parents' albums and 8-tracks looking for some cool music. In hopes that my parents had at least a little bit of good taste, I would play every single song looking for something that I could latch on to. That's when I came across 'Crazy Horses' by THE OSMONDS; it was the heaviest song I had heard at that age. I would play that song over and over and over again, I was addicted. To this date, it's still one of my favorite songs and reminds me so much of growing up in Provo, Utah."
In regards to BUTCHER BABIES' cover of THE OSMONDS' "Crazy Horses", Donny Osmond comments: "When we released 'Crazy Horses,' we were pushing against what THE OSMONDS were known for, but it became a greatest hit. The BUTCHER BABIES have reinvented this song in a creative and innovative way -- and that's what music is about. Now...What if I had recorded 'Puppy Love' like this?"
To pre-order Uncovered, please visit: www.ButcherBabiesOfficial.com
BUTCHER BABIES released their Century Media debut full length, Goliath, last summer and took part in that year's Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, where they are a mainstay on the Jagermeister stage and a breakout band of the fest. Following that, they toured the US with the legendary Glenn Danzig and were invited to play at Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare. Early 2014 saw the band invade Europe for the first time, where they quickly established themselves as one of the dominant new-comers in the global heavy metal scene. The band then spent the Spring of 2014 on tour with BLACK LABEL SOCIETY and DOWN, playing on many of America's premier metal festivals - Columbus OH's Rock on the Range and Oklahoma's Rocklahoma, to name a few.
It was on this tour that the band made plans to record some of their favorite tunes. Each band member chose a track, and in the early summer of this year, they entered the studio with producer Logan Mader (DEVILDRIVER, GOJIRA, 5 FINGER DEATH PUNCH) to dissect and "butcher" these five classics, creating something all their own.
Shortly before the release of Uncovered, BUTCHER BABIES will embark on their first headlining run in the US. The band will end their tour playing at this year's Knotfest, taking place in San Bernardino, CA. A complete list of their upcoming tour dates is below:
BUTCHER BABIES live
9/12/2014--Knitting Factory--Reno, NV *
9/13/2014--Discovery Park--Sacramento, CA @ Afterschock Festival
9/14/2014--The Catalyst--Santa Cruz, CA *
9/27/2014--Pub Rock--Scottsdale, AZ **
9/28/2014--Launchpad--Albuquerque, NM **
9/30/2014--Aftershock--Merriam, KS **
10/1/2014--Mojoes--Joliet, IL **
10/3/2014--Altar Bar--Pittsburgh, PA **
10/4/2014--The Machine Shop--Flint, MI **
10/5/2014--Champions Park--Louisville, KY @ Louder Than Life Festival
10/7/2014--Baltimore Soundstage--Baltimore, MD **
10/8/2014--Upstairs @ The Palladium--Worcester, MA **
10/10/2014--Santos Party House--New York, NY **
10/11/2014--District N9ne--Philadelphia, PA **
10/12/2014--Empire--West Springfield, VA **
10/14/2014--The Masquerade--Atlanta, GA **
10/16/2014--Scout Bar--Houston, TX **
10/17/2014--House of Rock--Corpus Christi, TX **
10/18/2014--Backstage Live--San Antonio, TX **
10/19/2014--Jake's--Backroom Lubbock, TX **
10/21/2014--The Black Sheep--Colorado Sheep, CO **
10/22/2014--Mesa Theatre & Club--Grand Junction, CO **
10/23/2014--Backstage Bar & Billiards--Las Vegas, NV **
10/24/2014--San Manuel Amphitheater--San Bernardino, CA @ Knotfest
*=with BLACK LABEL SOCIETY
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Century Media founder launches new label ANOTHER CENTURY
Century Media Records founder, Robert Kampf, has announced the formation of a new record label, Another Century. The label will focus on hard rock and has already signed 3 bands to the roster: Los Angeles rock veterans, Rev Theory, New Zealand's rising stars,Like A Storm, and Chicago based, The Bloodline. Kampf comments:
Twenty five years after starting Century Media the excitement to do another version of the label could not be any larger. My undying love for rock has driven the formation of this label ANOTHER CENTURY. Over the years great bands like Otherwise and In This Moment have been released on Century Media but sometimes got lost or felt ill mixed among some of the heavier CM bands. Another Century now has a clear path and mission statement: To develop and break the best bands in rock to come!!!
Otherwise is gearing up to release their sophomore album, Peace At All Costs, onSeptember 16 and currently is having massive success with their single, Darker Side of the Moon, http://youtu.be/CHh9YSwZR0U, which is currently #29 on the US Active Rock charts. The album was produced by David Bottrill (Tool, Muse) and mixed by Jay Ruston (Steel Panther). The band is set to hit the road with Like A Storm next month and will be appearing at Sacramento's Aftershock festival as well as Louisville's Louder Than Life fest.
Rev Theory, formed in 2002, have sold over half a million albums and are currently wrapping up the recording for their next album. The first single, Born 2 Destroy, is making its way to radio soon. A teaser for the song as well as the single's artwork can be seen here. http://youtu.be/6OZ70NAGxYo
New Zealand's Like A Storm are the rock world's 2014 Cinderella story. The band self-released the EP, Chaos Theory: Part I and made their way over to the States touring with the likes of Sick Puppies, Shinedown, Alter Bridge and Creed as well as hit several festivals. The band sent their single, Love The Way You Hate Me,http://youtu.be/4im52LBhWnM to radio and personally called stations to play the track. The song became a hit, soaring up the charts, where it currently is sitting at number 22, making them the US's highest charting rock band ever from New Zealand. The band will have a new full length out on Another Century on October 28th and are currently on tour now, meeting up with Otherwise next month.
The Bloodline was formed by Shaun Glass (Soil) and feature vocalist Travis Neal (Divine Heresy), guitarist Chuck Wepfer and Frankie Harchut on drums. The Bloodline is currently in the studio recording their debut album and deliver a huge fresh sound in Rock/Metal with massive hooks, soaring melodies and pummeling grooves that will ignite any listeners ears.
ISSUES will headline the Journeys Noise Tour with support from Ghost Town, Marmozets, Nightmares. The tour kicks off on Halloween in Atlanta, GA and runs through December 13.
VIP packages and pre-sale tickets are available beginning at 10am on Tuesday August 19th at www.issuesrock.com. Tickets go on sale to the public beginning Friday August 22nd at 10am.
ISSUES recently wrapped their summer long stint on the Journeys Stage on the Vans Warped Tour and are currently touring throughout Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
The band's most recent effort, their self-titled debut LP, was released in February 2014 via Velocity/Rise Records, and landed in the Billboard Top 10 in its week of release.
Alternative Press has labeled ISSUES, “the future of metalcore...” while Substream raved, “This is the album you need to jam in 2014.” Kerrang! heralded the effort as an, “almost perfect debut from genre-less hotshots..." with Rock Sound calling it, “…an extremely important album.”
ISSUES have toured with the likes of A Day To Remember, Of Mice & Men, Pierce The Veil, Bring Me The Horizon, Memphis May Fire and Sleeping With Sirens, and are known for their genre defying hybrid of heavy rock and melodic choruses, which is fueled by dueling vocalists Tyler Carter and Michael Bohn, and the unique scratching and synths, courtesy of DJ Scout.
Marmozets only 10/31-11/29
Fri/Oct-31-2014 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
Sat/Nov-01-2014 Charlotte, NC Amos' South End
Sun/Nov-02-2014 Baltimore, MD Soundstage
Mon/Nov-03-2014 New York, NY Irving Plaza
Wed/Nov-05-2014 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts
Thu/Nov-06-2014 Worcester, MA Palladium
Fri/Nov-07-2014 Montreal, QC La Tulipe
Sat/Nov-08-2014 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Hall
Sun/Nov-09-2014 Detroit, MI St Andrews Hall
Tue/Nov-11-2014 Cleveland, OH House Of Blues
Wed/Nov-12-2014 Nashville, TN Rocketown
Thu/Nov-13-2014 St Louis, MO The Ready Room
Fri/Nov-14-2014 Chicago, IL House Of Blues
Sat/Nov-15-2014 Burnsville, MN The Garage
Sun/Nov-16-2014 Des Moines, IA Woolys
Mon/Nov-17-2014 Lawrence, KS Granada Theater
Tue/Nov-18-2014 Denver, CO The Summit
Thu/Nov-20-2014 Salt Lake City, UT Murray Theater
Fri/Nov-21-2014 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
Sat/Nov-22-2014 Seattle, WA El Corazon
Sun/Nov-23-2014 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theater
Tue/Nov-25-2014 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades
Wed/Nov-26-2014 Anaheim, CA House Of Blues
Fri/Nov-28-2014 Los Angeles, CA House Of Blues
Sat/Nov-29-2014 San Diego, CA House of Blues
Sun/Nov-30-2014 Phoenix, AZ Nile Theatre
Tue/Dec-02-2014 Oklahoma City, OK Diamond Ballroom
Wed/Dec-03-2014 Dallas, TX House Of Blues
Sun/Dec-07-2014 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit
Mon/Dec-08-2014 Houston, TX House Of Blues
Tue/Dec-09-2014 New Orleans, LA House Of Blues
Thu/Dec-11-2014 Tampa, FL State Theater
Fri/Dec-12-2014 Ft Lauderdale, FL Revolution Live
Sat/Dec-13-2014 Orlando, FL House Of Blues
Announces Signing With Napalm Records
Napalm Records is pleased to announce the signing of Los Angeles, California's COAL CHAMBER, a band that stood as leaders at the forefront of new genres, constantly reinventing their sound and not fitting any mold except their own. With sold out tours, and millions of records sold, COAL CHAMBERowned the Scene from the mid nineties until their tumultuous breakup in May of 2002. Now they have returned to take their place at the top where they once were and intend to be there for years to come. Call it what you want, "The Return", "The Second Coming of", but no matter what you call it, be preparedCOAL CHAMBER to rule again.
Following a 12-plus year breakup the band reunited in 2011 and 2013 for Festival shows as well as an extensive North American tour. Now all four members of COAL CHAMBER (Dez Fafara, Nadja Peulen, Mikey Cox, Meegs) have decided the time was right to begin work on a new COAL CHAMBERalbum. The band is currently working on the new material that they hope to release next year.
COAL CHAMBER spoke about their new record and signing with Napalm Records:
"How many times do you get a second chance at anything in life?
We toured the world, it was insane and crowds came out in force and we had a blast! For this I'm so appreciative!
Now..... It's time to release a NEW COAL CHAMBER RECORD!
The Vibe between us all is positive AND we've assembled a killer team around us!
"Now with NAPALM RECORDS on board get ready for a heavy, explosion from COAL CHAMBER! We've evolved and so has the music, from the demo music I've heard you're gonna sink your TEETH into this! Stay tuned!"
"It's been a long time coming but the wait is over! There are no words to describe how excited I am to be working on the new COAL CHAMBER record!!! I can't wait to see all your faces when we rock this album out! Stay tuned!!!"
"This is the first time in a long time that writing and recording a record feels right. Extremely grateful and excited for this new chapter in the world of COAL CHAMBER!! New music from CC is something we can't wait to share with the many loyal fans that have stuck it out through everything!!! The evolution ofCOAL CHAMBER has begun!"
"I'm so excited to be making music with my brothers and sister, and to the loyal fans who've been waiting for this! It's been a long time coming, but the pieces of the puzzle are finally aligned right. The friendship, the camaraderie, the vibe of the band is perfect now. Can't wait to unleash on the world!"
Napalm Records Vice President Thomas Caser on the signing of COAL CHAMBER:
"Rarely you get the chance to work with a band that has been a pioneer of a whole genre. We are thrilled and proud to get this chance with COAL CHAMBER! A new chapter of the band's history is being written and Napalm Records is committed to make it the most successful!"
More info regarding the new album will be revealed soon.
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LACUNA COIL return to North America
Continue to support
BROKEN CROWN HALO
LACUNA COIL continues their world tour in support of their latest Century Media release, BROKEN CROWN HALO. This will be the second run of dates on this album cycle in the U.S. and Canada for the Italian Rockers! Devil You Know is set to support the entire tour and Starset are also appearing Sept. 23 - Oct. 12 except Oct. 7&8, where Unlocking The Truth will join for those two nights. Up and coming Canadian bandIncura have been added to all Canadian shows. The tour will kick off in Sacramento at this year's AFTERSHOCK FESTIVAL. LACUNA COIL Front woman Cristina Scabbia had this to say:
"Hello all!! Busy year for Lacuna Coil ...and we couldn't be happier! We will be back in the US AND (finally!) Canada again! We are very excited to announce that, and to bring the new songs and the new dark aura back on the road. Our friend Howard Jones and his band Devil You Know will be joining us in the madness. It will be a great tour and you HAVE to share the fun with us!"
Sept 14 - Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock Festival (Discovery Park)
Sept 16 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
Sept 17 - Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
Sept 19 - Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
Sept 20 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Sept 21 - Vancouver, BC @ Venue
Sept 23 - Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite Room
Sept 24 - Calgary, AB @ Republik
Sept 25 - Regina, SK @ The Exchange
Sept 26 - Winnipeg, MB @ West End Culture Center
Sept 27 - Thunder Bay, ONT @ Crocks
Sept 29 - Toronto, ONT @ The Opera House
Sept 30 - London, ONT @ London Music Hall
Oct 1 - Ottawa, ONT @ Mavericks
Oct 3 - Quebec City, QC @ Le Cercle
Oct 4 - Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre
Oct 5 - Portland, ME @ The Asylum
Oct 7 - Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon
Oct 8 - Silver Springs, MD @ The Fillmore Silver Spring
Oct 10 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater
Oct 11 - Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
Oct 12 - New York, NY Gramercy Theatre
*Devil You Know - support all dates
*Starset will join the tour Sept. 23 - Oct. 12 (except: Oct. 7&8)
*Incura on all Canadian shows
*Unlocking The Truth will join on Oct. 7&8
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