Clean Bandit made their US live debut this summer with sold out gigs in Los Angeles (The Roxy) and Brooklyn (Music Hall of Williamsburg) presented in partnership with Spotify. Clean Bandit also made their American TV debut on NBC’s TODAY SHOW with a live rendition of their global smash single, “Rather Be (Feat. Jess Glynne)”: www.nbcnews.com/id/3041478/vp/55650191#55650191.
Clean Bandit united in 2008, comprising brothers Jack (bass, keyboards) and Luke Patterson (drums), alongside Grace Chatto (cello) and Neil Amin-Smith (violin). United by a shared passion for fusing diverse forms of music, the Cambridge-based band quickly earned attention for their immediately compelling conglomeration of visionary electronica, deep house, classical, garage, R&B, and more.
Sep 25 Nuemos Seattle, WA
Sep 26 Doug Fir Lounge Portland, OR
Sep 27 The Fillmore San Francisco, CA
Sep 28 House of Blues San Diego, CA
Sep 30 El Rey Theatre Los Angeles, CA
Oct 03 Grand Central Miami, FL
Oct 12 O2 Academy Newcastle, United Kingdom
Oct 13 O2 Academy Glasgow, United Kingdom
Oct 15 O2 Academy Leeds, United Kingdom
Oct 16 O2 Academy Liverpool, United Kingdom
Oct 17 Academy Manchester, United Kingdom
Oct 18 O2 Academy Sheffield, United Kingdom
Oct 20 The Nick Rayns LCR, UEA Norwich, United Kingdom
Oct 21 Rock City Nottingham, United Kingdom
Oct 22 O2 Academy Birmingham, United Kingdom
Oct 23 O2 Academy Bristol, United Kingdom
Oct 25 The Great Hall, Cardiff University SUCardiff, United Kingdom
Oct 26 Great HallExeter, Uk
Oct 28 De La Warr PavilionBexhill On Sea, United Kingdom
Oct 29 O2 Brixton AcademyLondon, United Kingdom
Nov 01 Ulster HallBelfast, United Kingdom
Nov 07 La CigaleParis, France
Nov 08 FLANDERS EXPOGent, France
Nov 10 SchwuZ Berlin, Germany
Nov 11 Grünspan Hamburg, Germany
Nov 12 Pumpehuset Copenhagen, Denmark
Nov 15 Kantine Cologne, Germany
Nov 16 Ampere Munich, Germany
Nov 17 Magazzini GeneraliMilan Mi, Italy
Nov 19 Razzmatazz Barcelona, Spain
Nov 20 La Riviera Madrid, Spain
Nov 22 Espace Julien Marseille, France
Nov 23 Den Atelier Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Nov 24 Tivolivredenburg Utrecht, Netherlands
Job for a Cowboy have wrapped up music and art on their fourth full length album, "Sun Eater." Along with producer Jason Suecof, vocalist Jonny Davy, guitarists Al Glassman and Tony Sannicandro, bassist Nick Schendzielos, and session drummer Danny Walker have crafted a cerebral and accomplished piece of technical death metal. Job for a Cowboy wrapped up touring in 2013 as part of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival that summer. Following that performance, the band collectively decided to sharpen their focus and set an intent on cooking up a record that encompassed their full dynamic range of talent. The group had all agreed on the main course being a desire for futuristic tones, a wider spectrum of textures and tempos, and an emphasis on slightly more ancestral song construction. The result, "Sun Eater," does not just sound like a new record, it sounds like an entirely new band.
Listen to "Sun of Nihility" and pre-order the album now at metalblade.com/jobforacowboy.
Following the departure of long time skins-man Jon Rice, Job for a Cowboy, cognizant of the size of shoes that needed to be filled, in addition to the depth and versatility demanded by the new material, enlisted the services of Danny Walker (Intronaut, Murder Construct, Exhumed, etc). Walker's mastery of his craft, coupled with his creativity and enthusiasm for the material, strongly influenced the outcome of the record, and it only takes a few minutes of listening to hear this isJob for a Cowboy at their finest.
Regarding composition, guitarist Tony Sannicandro recalled: "This album came together very smoothly. We had the concept before hand and I took it upon myself to try and portray that concept through the music. I took a much more melodic approach than "Demonocracy": focusing on the structuring and the layering that would complement the story to my ears." The other half of the guitar duo, Al Glassman, continued to be a driving force behind the band's sound. Bassist Nick Schendzielos added that "Al riffs long and hard for greater the good of everyone involved. He really used a lot of foresight in his revisions during the writing process, creating ample room for me to mood-out the tracks with bass that you can actually hear. in the end I think we really brought the character out in each and every song." Indeed, composition and songwriting was the focus here. With this new album, the band had the luxury of relative longevity in the core of their songwriting lineup. This led to a far stronger vibe and a much more realized final product.
Audiohammer producer Jason Suecof, whose first bout with the band was 2009's "Ruination," has now worked with the band for over six years. Few are more familiar with how Job for a Cowboyoperates in the studio than Suecof, and he was also feeling the "vibe" on "Sun Eater": "This band is composed entirely of top notch musicians all the way around and they are clearly at the top of their game. This new album is a stellar combination of everyone's efforts and what we have now is something that conveys everyone's musicianship without being techy for the sake of being tech. This album has got feeling and it is fucking brutal!"
Sun Eater will be available via Metal Blade Records on November 11th in North America andNovember 7th/10th in Europe/UK
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Former Stuck Mojo frontman BONZ has just completed work on the new album "Broken Silence". In the early and mid 90's Stuck Mojo broke new barriers and trailblazed the Rap Rock genre with their brand of southern rock, metal, and hip-hop influences. BONZ joined forces with guitarist Curt Taylor (Primer 55) and picks right up where he left off with the new album "Broken Silence".
The album will be released in Febuary 2015 through a unique joint venture between Eternal Sound Records (Germany)and Pavement Entertainment (USA). Pavement will release the album in North America and Eternal Sound will cover the rest of the world.
BONZ "Broken Silence" available February 2015 everywhere!
MONSTER MAGNET to Release Milking the Stars: A Reimagining of Last Patrol - Artwork, Track Listing and First Song Revealed
Available November 18th on Napalm Records
2013 saw the release of MONSTER MAGNET's latest album Last Patrol. Now comes Milking the Stars a reimagining of Last Patrol.Met with critical acclaim and supported by a world tour, Last Patrolhas become a staple in the MONSTER MAGNET discography.
Today the artwork, track listing and first song from Milking the Stars have been released. Wyndorf's pick for the first song he wanted fans to be exposed to is "No Paradise For Me". The song according to Wyndorf is 'interesting, fucked up and old school sounding'. Listen to "No Paradise For Me" HERE.
Wyndorf on Milking the Stars:
"Milking the Stars is a "re-imagined" version of Last Patrol featuring four new songs and live tracks.
"This was a happy experiment for me. It's not a re-mix record by the current definition. It's more likeLast Patrol in a "what if?" style alternate reality.
"What if these songs were recorded in 1968?" "What would happen if I turned a pretty song into an angry one?" How would adding creepy organs and Mellotrons affect the emotional vibe of a song?" These are just a few of the questions that roll around in my head when I write and record any album but this time I decided to actually answer them with fully fleshed out, recorded and mixed examples.
The process actually created new songs. That's the icing on the cake for me. New sounds, new vocals, different instruments and arrangements make for a weird 1960's vibe totally apart from Last Patrolwhich was fun for Phil, Bob, Garrett, mixer Joe Barresi and myself to explore.
Finally there's expanded versions of the songs "Last Patrol" and "Three Kingfishers" as recorded live at the AB club in Belgium, 2014. Both those songs were re-arranged for "maximum rock and psych" before we hit the road last year and feature the debut performance of new MAGNET bassist, Chris Kosnik. Personally, I think they beat the original versions.
Milking the Stars Track Listing:
1. Let the Circus Burn
2. Mindless Ones '68
3. No Paradise For Me
4. End of Time (B-3)
5. Milking the Stars
6. Hellelujah (Fuzz And Swamp)
7. I Live Behind The Clouds (Roughed Up And Slightly Spaced)
8. Goliath Returns
9. Stay Tuned (Even Sadder)
10. The Duke (Full On Drums 'N Wah)
11. Last Patrol (Live)
12. Three Kingfishers (Live)
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Coming in on the heels of last month’s very successful U.S. tour with Powerman 5000 and (HED) PE, Long Beach, CA hard rockers SUNFLOWER DEAD are pleased to announce that they have tapped Dave Fortman (Evanescence, Slipknot, Mudvayne, Godsmack) and Mikey Doling (Snot, Gemini Syndrome) to produce their upcoming full-length album. Recording will start this November, with the official album release scheduled for next year.
Co-producer Dave Fortman states, “I am very much looking forward to producing the new SUNFLOWER DEAD record along with longtime friend and producer Mikey Doling. This record will be a great experience for all involved.”
Co-producer Mikey Doling adds, “I am so excited to be producing the next SUNFLOWER DEAD album! The big bonus is that Dave Fortman, who has produced some of the finest albums in the last 15 years, is producing the album with us. With Dave being one of my best friends and mentor, SUNFLOWER DEAD is going to get a lot of exciting energy from the two of us working together with them!!”
SUNFLOWER DEAD front man Michael offers, “I can't even describe how excited everyone in SFD is to be working with our friend Mikey Doling and the great Dave Fortman. Mikey's enthusiasm for music is completely overwhelming and something that just sparks so much excitement. The fact that he will be co-producing the album with the amazing Dave Fortman is still blowing our minds. For me personally, Dave has produced some of my favorite records of the last 15 years. What's more exciting is the caliber of vocalists he has produced – from Amy Lee to Corey Taylor to Chad Grey. I get to learn from one of the best!”
Stay tuned for more details coming soon about SUNFLOWER DEAD’s upcoming album. Make sure to keep tabs viawww.sunflowerdead.com andwww.facebook.com/sunflowerdead.
Recently, SUNFLOWER DEAD released their new Eddie Wohl (Fuel, Anthrax, Ill Nino) re-mix of ‘Wasted’ via iTunes! Go ahead andbuy it here. SUNFLOWER DEAD’s self-titled album with the original version of ‘Wasted’ is available to buy here at Amazon.
Make sure to watch the new music video for ‘Wasted’ via Blank TV here:http://youtu.be/HAFmGVgK2c0. ‘Wasted’ was mastered by Maor Applebaum.
Today, Hunter made it official: Chimaira is over. He posted the above graphic to the official Chimaira website with the following message:
"After fifteen full-blown ass-ripping years, it is with great honor to announce the end of Chimaira.
Thanks to everyone that supported the group in any way shape or form.
Everyone involved with the band, from members to fans, put their heart and soul into this project. We achieved a lot. We bled a lot. It fucking ruled."
Anthony Vincent, the mastermind behind the 10 seconds song series is back again with his rendition of Linkin Parks "In The End". You will hear him sing this song in the styles of everything from Eminem to Guns N Roses to KoRn to Enya. Check it out, and feel free to let us know what you think in the comments section.