Swedish Industrial Gothic / Glam Metal quintet Deathstars are pleased to announce that their much-anticipated new studio album is set for release in February 2014 via Nuclear Blast Records, their first since 2009’s "Night Electric Night". The recordings will take place in Studio Bohus with Roberto Laghi who will co-produce the album together with 'Nightmare Industries'. Cat Casino had left the band for other ventures and naturally "Night Electric Night" is the only album he is featured on, meaning Deathstars have now reverted back to their original four-piece setup.
Lead vocalist Whiplasher Bernadotte shares his thoughts on the forthcoming full-length:
'Deathstars is an adventure for us. It’s as if it is a phenomenon of it’s own, and our forum for destruction, glitter and darkness. We are very excited about the new material and every time we hit the studio we never know what the outcome will be, i mean we have a general idea but we’re never a 100% sure how the final result will be until we’re done and can sit back and listen to it'.
This UK tour will be a showcase of everything Deathstars have achieved as a band so far, and also support their newly released material! Tour dates as follows (Ticket links included):
TUE 25 MARCH - LONDON - THE GARAGE
WED 26 MARCH - MANCHESTER - ACADEMY 3
THU 27 MARCH - WOLVERHAMPTON - SLADE ROOMS
Stay tuned for more info regarding their forthcoming album and supports to be announced soon!
Andreas 'Whiplasher Bernadotte' Bergh - Vocals
Emil 'Nightmare Industries' Nödtveidt - Lead Guitar, Keyboards
Jonas 'Skinny Disco' Kangur - Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals
Oscar 'Vice' Leander - Drums
From the harrowing doom of their 1990 debut "Lost Paradise", to 1991’s genre-defining Gothic, to 1995’s break-out masterpiece "Draconian Times", to 1997’s electronically-tinged "One Second", to 2007’s return to a heavier form "In Requiem", to last year’s opus "Tragic Idol", Paradise Lost has continued to evolve since their inception in 1988, inspiring countless artists throughout the years. To celebrate their influence on the scene, a special compilation will be released this fall to commemorate the band’s 25th anniversary landmark.
Entitled Tragic Illusion 25 (The Rarities), this album will be released on October 21st in Europe (digitally on November 5th in North America) and features artwork by Parisian designer Valnoir (www.metastazis.com), who has worked with artists such as Orphaned, Morbid Angel, Watain, and more than 150 others. All tracks found on the compilation are previously released rarities — except the new track 'Loneliness Remains', and newly recorded 'Gothic 2013' and 'Our Saviour 2013'. These three tracks will also appear on a 10” Vinyl (CM Distro Europe exclusive white Vinyl; limited to 100 copies) that includes a CD booklet and CD insert.
To pre-order your copy of 'Tragic Illusion 25 (The Rarities)' please visit CM Distro:
'Tragic Illusion 25 (The Rarities)' track-listing:
1. Loneliness Remains*
2. Never Take Me Alive (SPEAR OF DESTINY cover version) – Bonus Track “Tragic Idol” Ltd. Edition
3. Ending Through Changes – Bonus Track “Tragic Idol” Japan Edition
4. The Last Fallen Saviour - Decibel Exclusive “Tragic Idol”
5. Last Regret (Lost in Prague Orchestra Mix) – Bonus Track “Faith Divides Us – Death Unites Us” Ltd. Edition
6. Faith Divides Us - Death Unites Us (Lost in Prague Orchestra Mix) – Bonus Track “Faith Divides Us – Death Unites Us” Ltd. Edition
7. Cardinal Zero - Faith Devides Us - Death Unites Us – Bonus Track “Faith Divides Us – Death Unites Us” Japan Edition
8. Back On Disaster - Faith Devides Us - Death Unites Us – Bonus Track “Faith Divides Us – Death Unites Us”, Japan Edition
9. Sons Of Perdition – Bonus Track “In Requiem”
10. Godless – Bonus Track “In Requiem” Ltd. 7" Vinyl Box
11. Missing (EVERYTHING BUT THE GIRL Cover Version) – Bonus Track “In Requiem” Ltd. Edition
12. Silent In Heart – Bonus Track ”In Requiem” Ltd. Edition
13. Gothic 2013*
14. Our Saviour 2013*
*=tracks that appear on the limited 10”
Paradise Lost is also pleased to confirm that their 25th anniversary 'Tragic Illusion' tour has been extended to now include a number of European dates! As with the UK shows, the band will be supported by both Lacuna Coil and Katatonia (who will be playing the entire 'Viva Emptiness' album at all shows). See below for all upcoming tour dates.
PARADISE LOST 'Tragic Illusion 25th Anniversary' Tour w/ LACUNA COIL and KATATONIA
Oct. 30th - Wolverhampton - Wulfrun Hall (www.wolvescivic.co.uk)
Oct. 31st - Glasgow - ABC (www.ticketweb.co.uk)
Nov. 1st - Manchester - Ritz (www.kililive.com)
Nov. 3rd - London - Roundhouse (www.kililive.com)
Nov. 4th - Cologne, Germany - Essigfabrik
Nov. 6th - Herford, Germany - Club X
Nov. 7th - Aschaffenburg, Germany - Colos Saal
Nov. 8th - Dordrecht, Netherlands - Bibelot
Nov. 10th - Utrecht, Netherlands - Tivoli Oudegracht
Nov. 11th - Nuremberg, Germany - Hirsch
Nov. 12th - Vienna, Austria - Arena
Nov. 13th - Solothurn, Switzerland - Kofmehl
Norwegian Symphonic Gothic Metallers Tristania are pleased to reveal the artwork for their
upcoming masterpiece "Darkest White". The new album will be released on the 3rd June and so leading up to the release, fans can expect more updates regarding this Gothic Metal jewel in the coming days! Check out the band's website for the full background behind the artwork! Furthermore, Anders has finished the extensive first part of the studio report which can be viewed here:
Explosive sextet Motionless In White are thrilled to announce their first North American headline tour for this fall.
"We couldn't be more excited to be heading out on our first full headline tour this fall" notes lead singer Chris Motionless. "We've spent a long time waiting for this moment, and can't wait to kick off 'Infamous' and the next phase of Motionless In White in the best f*cking way possible. I won't give too many things away, but I will say that you will definitely leave knowing you just witnessed a true SHOW."
The Infamous Tour, presented by Rockstar Energy Drink, kicks off on November 8 in Burlington, VT, and will hit 31 cities across the country, more dates to be announced soon. The tour includes support from Chelsea Grin, Stick To Your Guns, Crown The Empire, and label mates Upon This Dawning. The tour follows a huge summer on Vans Warped Tour, headline dates in Japan and a sold out tour of the UK this September.
The tour comes in support of forthcoming album 'Infamous'. Produced by Jason Suecof (August Burns Red, The Black Dahlia Murder, Whitechapel) and Tim Skold (Marilyn Manson), 'Infamous' is the band's second full-length, and is set for release this fall.
Rockstar Energy Drink presentes The Infamous Tour Dates:
Motionless In White w/ Chelsea Grin, Stick To Your Guns, Crown The Empire, & Upon This Dawning
11/8 - Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
11/11 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
11/13 - Charlotte, NC @ Amos
11/15 - St Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
11/17 - Ft Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
11/20 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
11/21 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
11/24 - Montreal, QC @ Le Tulipe
11/25 - Toronto, ON @ Virgin Mobile Mod Club
11/26 - London, ON @ London Music Hall
11/27 - Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot Ballroom
11/30 - Dallas, TX @ The Door
12/2 - Odessa, TX @ Dos Amigos
12/4 - Tempe, AZ @ Nile Theatre
12/5 - West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
12/6 - Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse
12/7 - San Diego, CA @ Soma
12/8 - Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
12/11 - Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
12/12 - Des Moines, IA @ Wooly's
12/13 - Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge
12/14 - Pittsburgh, PA @ The Ironworks
12/15 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
12/16 - Philadelphia, PA @ TLA
Stream of Passion will join Epica on seven UK dates in December 2012, as part of their "Requiem for the Indifferent" tour.
See them here:
11th NOTTINGHAM – Rescue Rooms
12th SHEFFIELD – Corporation
14th NEWCASTLE – Academy 2
15th GLASGOW – Classic Grand
16th MANCHESTER – Ritz
18th WOLVERHAMPTON – Robin 2
19th LONDON – Electric Ballroom
Leaves' Eyes will join Firewind on their European tour in September including 10 UK and Irish dates
13th CARDIFF - Clwb Ifor Bach
14th MANCHESTER - Moho Live
15th DUBLIN – Button Factory
16th BELFAST – Spring And Airbrake
18th SHEFFIELD – Corporation
19th NUNEATON – Queens Hall
20th PLYMOUTH – White Rabbit
21st SOUTHAMPTON – Talking Heads
22nd LONDON – O2 Islington Academy
23rd MARGATE – Westcoast
Leaves' Eyes vocalist Liv Kristine has just finished recording her brand new solo album ‘Libertine’ at Mastersound Studios. It will be out on Napalm Records later in the year.
Internationally-based Symphonic gothic proggers Stream of Passion have been confirmed to headline the night of Sunday 27th during the Fused Festival 2012 held at Lydney Town Hall, Gloucestershire from 25th to 27th May 2012.
They are joined over the weekend by the likes of Subsignal, Concrete Lake, Leprous, Manticora, Effloresce, Awake, Exoterik, Andromeda, 69 Chambers, Lost In Thought and Order Of Voices.
For more info and tickets: www.fusedfestival.com
'Darker Days' is out now via Napalm Records and can be bought here