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New Video for CKY’s Single ‘Replaceable’

CKY have debuted their brand new video ‘Replaceable’ taken from their new album The Phoenix.

First premiered on Loudwire, you can listen to the track here: https://youtu.be/8BJcJalxEdo

https://www.youtube.com/embed/8BJcJalxEdo

Produced/Directed by JOFFco, ‘Replaceable’ is the second music video from the band’s LP The Phoenix.

“The video for ‘Replaceable’ captures just how ridiculous the whole process of making a music video is,” says the band. “And how bands have so many bad ideas pitched to them so we figured we put a bunch of them into one video. It’s a comical look about our hunt to find an average director to shoot a decent music video and the struggle that ensued. Enjoy!”

The Phoenix was released on 16th June 2017 via eOne / SPV and is the first release from CKYsince they put out Carver City in 2009. The album was engineered and mixed at Rancho De La Luna, the highly regarded recording studio in Joshua Tree, CA.

CKY are currently playing the entirety of the 2017 Vans Warped Tour and is the band’s first time retuning to Warped Tour since 2000. Before that, CKY finished a highly successful thirteen show run of the UK, most of which were sold out.

For more information:
https://www.facebook.com/ckyalliance
http://twitter.com/ckymusic
http://instagram.com/ckymusic

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Japanese EDM Idols Sell Out At UK Debut

HYPER JAPAN Festival at London’s Tobacco Dock last weekend saw JPU Records achieve record sales. The London based Japanese music specialists – who were among HYPER JAPAN’s official sponsors along with Kirin Ichiban, NHK World and Nintendo – managed to sell close to 1000 CDs during the three day celebration of Japanese culture. Sales were boosted by the debut European appearance of latest signing Moso Calibration.

Moso Calibration is an enchanting idol group from Japan’s Akihabara district that fuse super cute J-pop with aggressive EDM beats and drum and bass flare. Their overseas exclusive album GREATEST HITS WORLD ∞ SELECTION was available at HYPER JAPAN ahead of its official UK release on 4 August 2017, and had sold out by Saturday morning. The 14 track collection sees the group collaborate with a number of cutting edge names in Japanese fashion, design and video production and has the majority of its tracks written under BABYMETAL producer Yuyoyuppe’s electronic alter ego DJ’TEKINA//SOMETHING. Tracks Geki Yaba∞Bokka-n!! and Sakurairo Diary have also been selected as theme songs for anime now streaming outside of Japan on Amazon Prime and Crunchy Roll. The below music video is one of JPU Records’ favourites from the album, entitled “Chi Chin Pui Pui”, meaning the equivalent of Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo or Abracadabra in Japanese.

https://www.vevo.com/watch/moso-calibration/chi-chin-pui-pui/JPU981601618?share_location=syndication_player&platform=web&share_platform=embed&isrc=JPU981601618

Before jetting back to Japan to begin preparations for their first tour of Asia, each member commented about their experience in London;

Mahiru Kurumizawa: “I was so glad to come to HYPER JAPAN! I have never experienced such great memories. I went to Big Ben, Covent Garden and some more places. Everybody was kind and lovely. I want to stay more. Also British idol fans were so enthusiastic and passionate. I was impressed these guys were good at speaking Japanese. I would like to come back to London soon! If you visit Japan, come meet us! <3”

Usa Sakurano: “I was so happy to see everybody in London enjoying our music together. Since we are otaku from Akihabara, we would like to introduce pop culture like anime and game to London! We will come back with more anime songs!”

Nia Hoshino: “It was great to see how idols are accepted as a part of Japanese culture and we were so proud to perform representing Japan!”

Iori Amamiya: “It was my first time in Europe and the first live in Europe was very exciting to me. The audience was completely different form Japan,and I could see the fans from the stage enjoying the music in their own way. Meet and greet was also fun. Even though I’m not good at English, I was so happy meeting the fan that I spoke English a lot!! I want to come back to the U.K. someday!”

Yumeko Mizuki: “The way they get excited to EDM was nice to see. Enjoying music together with London audience who have totally different culture and language made me feel confident. I can’t wait to come back here for a solo concert someday!!”

Arch Enemy Announce “The World Is Yours”

Although, I didn’t know that they were the ones to tell people that. Sweet! Thanks guys!

ARCH ENEMY have risen once again and are ready to accelerate at full force as they unleash the masterful new single, “The World Is Yours”, taken from their forthcoming album, “Will To Power”, due out on September 8 via CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS worldwide.

Mastermind Michael Amott comments, “We’ve been hard at work on the new album for a while now and we’re proud to present the first taste of new Arch Enemy music in over three years with our new single and video, ‘The World Is Yours’! This was the first song I wrote for the upcoming ‘Will To Power’ album and Daniel (Erlandsson, drums) helped me arrange and finish it up. One of many songs we co-wrote and co-produced this time around. We had a blast recording together with the full band in the south of Sweden and then mixing with Jens Bogren, who did a superb mix and mastering – in my opinion even surpassing the epic sound on our previous record, ‘War Eternal’. People that have heard this song in particular are saying it’s got the classic anthemic Arch Enemy vibe going on, and I think they might be right about that… Looking forward to playing it live on stage later this summer!”

Directed by Patric Ullaeus, the massive debut track can be heard and seen here: https://youtu.be/lk2-bgwA0Ro

The World Is Yours” will be offered as an instant download with all digital pre-orders and is also available on all streaming platforms.

You can find all physical and digital formats here: http://willtopower.centurymedia.com

“Will To Power” promises to be the ultimate statement of heavy metal supremacy and will mark the first album the band have recorded with their current line-up — ALISSA WHITE-GLUZ (Vocals), MICHAEL AMOTT (Guitars), JEFF LOOMIS (Guitars), SHARLEE D’ANGELO (Bass), and DANIEL ERLANDSSON (Drums). The album was co-produced by AMOTT and ERLANDSSON, while being mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren.

Following the immense critical acclaim from their anthem-laden triumph of 2014, “War Eternal”, ARCH ENEMY will continue to bring their thunderous live performances to fans worldwide on the “Will To Power 2017 International Tour” this fall, followed by a busy summer making appearances across the European festival market. The first leg of the tour will stretch across Eastern Europe from September 15 to October 11 with direct support from Jinjer. Further dates across Europe and North America are soon to be revealed. See below for a full listing of upcoming shows!

ARCH ENEMY live:

Summer festivals 2017

15.07.2017 Gefle Metal Festival, Gavle, Sweden

04.08.2017 Rock Pod Kamenom Festival, Snina, Slovakia

05.08.2017 Ostrave v Plamenech, Ostrava, Czech Republic

07.08.2017 Festival Di Majano, Majano, Itlay

08.08.2017 Conrad Sohm, Dornbirn, Austria

10.08.2017 Leyendas Del Rock, Villena, Spain

11.08.2017 Vagos Metal Fest, Vagos, Portugal

12.08.2017 Into The Grave, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands

13.08.2017 Bloodstock Open Air, Walton-On-Trent, UK

“Will To Power Tour 2017” w/ special guest Jinjer

15.09.2017 Music Hall, Innsbruck, Austria

16.09.2017 Posthof, Linz, Austria

17.09.2017 Cvetlicarna, Ljubljana, Slovenia

18.09.2017 Dom Omladine, Belgrade, Serbia

20.09.2017 Quantic Club Open Air Stage, Bucharest, Romania

21.09.2017 Universiada Hall, Sofia, Bulgaria

22.09.2017 Piraeus 117 Academy, Athens, Greece

23.09.2017 Principal Club Theater Thessaloniki, Greece

25.09.2017 Majestic Music Club, Bratislava, Slovakia

26.09.2017 Progresja, Warsaw, Poland

27.09.2017 Loftas, Vilnius, Lithuania

29.09.2017 Melna Piektdiena, Riga, Latvia

30.09.2017 Rock Café, Tallinn, Estonia

01.10.2017 The Circus, Helsinki, Finland

03.10.2017 Re:Public, Minsk, Belarus *

04.10.2017 Aurora, St. Petersburg, Russia *

06.10.2017 Otdyh, Novosibirsk, Russia *

08.10.2017 Tele Club, Yekaterinburg, Russia *

10.10.2017 Yotaspace, Moscow, Russia *

11.10.2017 Zvezda, Samara, Russia *

*without Jinjer

Tickets for all shows are available here: www.archenemy.net

Technical Post Hardcore “Faces Of Eve” Announce Debut Album

Talented youngsters FACES OF EVE are delighted to announce their debut self-titled LP, due August 25.

To coincide with the announcement, the band have streamed their new single ‘Dreamcatcher’. First premiered via Punktastic, you can watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TQdcZZ3H_c

https://www.youtube.com/embed/5TQdcZZ3H_c

FACES OF EVE are a band who stand above their peers in the British progressive metal scene. Melding elements of technical post-hardcore, metalcore, and tech metal, the young band are back with their Faces of Eve LP.

Reminiscent of Exit TenEmarosa, and Coheed and CambriaFACES OF EVE are led by Benjamin Black’s expressive clean vocals, and backed by the band’s wickedly tight and furiously frenetic rhythm section. Unafraid at times to demonstrate a more pop and soulful sound, the band have a full-range of emotion on display on this fine debut.

Recorded with Timfy from Hacktivist, the band are certainly not slacking. A co-headline run with Lincoln tech-metallers Borders completed in the Spring; FACES OF EVE then went on to a short headline run at the end of June, along with a show supporting Drewsif Stalin in London. A further headline tour is pending for late summer.

A band who’ve previously played alongside Holding AbsenceNapoleonCrazy TownMartyr DefiledSlaughter To Prevail and more, FACES OF EVE could well be a band to watch in future.

For more information:

https://facebook.com/facesofeveuk/
https://twitter.com/facesofeveuk
https://facesofeveuk.bandcamp.com/

Of Allies Release Video For ’17’

UK rockers Of Allies have released the video for their new single ’17’, giving a glimpse into their debut album due this Autumn.

The quartet premiered the video via MOSH/Hit The Floor, check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d64HD-Ap63A

Of Allies have already caught the eyes and ears of the UK press, including Kerrang!, Metal Hammer and Marshall Amps, as well as radio play on Huw Stephens’ Radio 1 show and BBC Introducing. The band’s last single ‘Lost Not Found’ was added to Spotify’s New Noise playlist.

It’s no surprise, boasting an undeniably British stamp; a thick, multi-layered sound that is fast becoming this band’s trademark. For fans of Twin AtlanticLower Than Atlantis and FightstarOf Allies tread the lines between alternative rock, melodic rock and UK rock whilst always hinting at something darker.

Having recently played a hometown show with TesseracT the band are playing several dates around the UK:

15.07.2017 – Lower Darwen, Sunbird Records
21.07.2017 – Stockton, Music Lounge
28.07.2017 – Liverpool, The Jacaranda Club
​04.08.2017 – Withernsea Festival
05.08.2017​ – Humber Street Sesh Festival

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Chicago Alt-Rock Veterans Vinyl Now Available For Pre-Order

Chicago alt-rock veterans Lucky Boys Confusion released their first new album in 10 years this past spring and the record, ‘Stormchasers’ is now finally getting the vinyl treatment.

Mutant League Records has launched pre-orders for limited edition vinyl at:http://www.victorymerch.com/store/luckyboysconfusion

Lucky Boys Confusion “Stormchasers” 12″ Vinyl LP

$16.98 for an LP, or $24.98 bundle package with tee-shirt

Variants:

Blue with black smoke: 300 copies pressed
[secret tour-only variant]: 200 copies pressed
Black: 500 copies pressed

‘Stormchasers’ debuted at #16 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Chart, #33 on the Current Rock Albums Chart, and #40 on the Independent Albums.

The band’s return was met with critical acclaim, with Altpress stating, “Lucky Boys Confusion are in full-on comeback mode.” The Prelude Press raved, “Stormchasers feels like a rebirth, and that’s exactly what it has been for this group of musicians…. a classic, timeless release.” It’s All Dead declares: “(Frontman) Stubhy Pandav once again proves himself as one of the best vocalists in rock.

The Chicago-based group attained national (and soon after, global) attention with their 2001 major-label debut, Throwing the Game (Elektra Records), featuring the alternative-radio-charting “Fred Astaire.” The band toured relentlessly over the next decade, playing as many as 250 shows per year, and garnering a rabidly-loyal fan-base in-the-process.

Upcoming LBC shows:

JUL 23

Sheffield Music Festival & Garden Walk

Sheffield and Webster, Chicago, IL

AUG 19

MOJO Craft Beer & Music Festival

St Louis, MO (with Story Of The Year, P.O.D.)

Social Media:
• Twitter: www.twitter.com/luckyboysmusic
• Instagram: www.instagram.com/luckyboysconfusion
• Facebook: www.facebook.com/luckyboysconfusion
• Official website: www.luckyboysconfusion.net

Red Jumpsuit Apparatus Tour Postponement 

Due to employee strikes at New York’s John Foster Kennedy Airport, American Rock outfit Red Jumpsuit Apparatus have announced that their UK tour with Veridian has been postponed until December. 
Keep an eye out here for when those dates are announced. If you still fancy seeing Veridian, you can still see them this summer at the dates below. 

21.07 Reading, The Dome (BBC Introducing)
23.07 Gloucester, Amplified Festival
05.08 Newbury, Corn Exchange 
06.08 Bedford, Fort Fest 

14.08 Southampton, Joiners (w/ Rory Indiana)
15.08 Milton Keynes, Craufurd Arms (w/ Rory Indiana)
16.08 Leicester, The Shed (w/ Rory Indiana) 
17.08 Birmingham, Subside (w/ Rory Indiana)
18.08 Edinburgh, Opium (w/ Rory Indiana)
19.08 Cheltenham, Summerfest (w/ Rory Indiana)
20.08 Bridgwater, Cobblestones (w/ Rory Indiana)
21.08 London, Thousand Island (formerly Upstairs @ The Garage) (w/ Rory Indiana)

01.10 Manchester, Deadbolt Festival 
14.10 Plymouth, Turbulence Festival

They also have a brand new video out for their new single “Ink” which you can also check out below. 

https://youtu.be/Lj9qAD83O3o