It seems Australia and New Zealand can’t get enough of Hevy Devy. Melbourne’s 170 Russell Show on 24th May has completely SOLD OUT and a second show at the same venue has now been announced for Tuesday the 23rd May.
Tickets for the additional show are now on sale at mjrpresents.com.
Post-Rock/Prog legends sleepmakeswaves will be taking the stage with DTP on the whole tour - and they will have their new album “Made of Breath Only” out in time for the tour. New single Tundra is already a triple favourite and the shows promise to be an epic one-two punch of prog goodness.
Previously here in 2015 on a string of sold-out shows in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne – this time Perth and Auckland (NZ) are getting some HevyDevy love. The guitar virtuoso is one of the most celebrated singer/songwriter/guitarists in heavy music and Devin Townsend Projects’ live show never fails to satisfy and amaze.
Tickets for Devin Townsend Project’s Australia/New Zealand Tour in May 2017 including the added Melbourne show on May 23rd are now mjrpresents.com.
Wednesday 17th May - Powerstation, Auckland
Saturday 20th May - The Triffid, Brisbane
Monday 22nd May - Enmore Theatre, Sydney
* JUST ADDED *
Tuesday 23rd May – 170 Russell, Melbourne
Wednesday 24th May - 170 Russell, Melbourne - SOLD OUT
Friday 26th May - Capitol, Perth
Tickets at MJRPRESENTS.COM
The Iberian Extreme Metal act Noctem confirms its first headlining tour in Rusia presenting the brand new album "Haeresis" (Art Gates Records-Prosthetic Records). Supporting act will be "From Hell" from North America. Dates as follows:
HAERESIS RUSSIAN ASSAULT 2017:
18.08 ZELENOGRAD - "Pub Rebel"
20.08 KALUGA - "Garage"
21.08 YELETS - "Scena"
22.08 VORONEZH - "Station Mir"
23.08 ROSTOV-ON-DON - "Podzemka"
24.08 LIPETSK - "Centre"
25.08 MOSCOW - "Rock House" MOSCOW BLACK METAL CONVENTION
26.08 TULA -"Dolina X" BLACKENED LIFE FEST
27.08 SAINT -PETERSBURG -"Opera"
There is a slot available for this tour. If you're interested in your band opening for Noctem contact to email@example.com
Other Noctem shows confirmed so far:
8-10.06 Santa María Summer Fest / Portugal
1.07 Rock Arena / Alicante (Sp)
5-8.07 Resurrection Fest / Viveiro (Sp)
9-12.08 Leyendas del Rock / Alicante (Sp)
official sites of Noctem:
Alternative Metal band Mercy Brown are pleased to reveal that they will be embarking on a tour of the west coast of the USA this week. The tour will consist of 14 dates from March 10th to the 25th.
Frontwoman Sera Hatchett commented: "We're looking forward to getting on the road again and making our way to Southern California for the first time, and back up to Boise to play Treefort Music Fest. Hope to see you soon!"
In addition to embarking on the tour, the band have also recently released an amazing video for their track "Codependent" which is taken from their self-titled 2015 album.
Watch "Codependent" here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hKc9MVM4YQ
Listen to Mercy Brown here: http://mercy-brown.com/
The controversial Chinese pianist, Sunny Li, who caused a social media storm amongst the normally sedate Classic FM online community when ‘training’ videos of her playing two grand pianos went viral with over a million views , sparking admiration and outrage in equal measure, is embarking on a UK tour this spring in line with the release of her new album.
Watch the video here: https://www.facebook.com/ClassicFM/videos/10154894757289260/
Whilst many of the comments on the video were complimentary, others took the form of what some may consider a sexist tirade due to the seemingly provocative style Sunny had to adopt when performing the ‘double grand work out’. The comments deeply affected the young pianist who had never experienced such attention in her homeland of China.
Sunny stated that she ‘wasn’t expecting a lot of views’ as the video was meant to be just for fun, as a way of displaying one of her piano workout methods, but some of the comments left her feeling confused and upset. Despite this, Li feels strongly about equality and encouraging people to play the piano. She added ‘There is no reason why women can’t play like men, they are just as equal. It’s the modern day – sometimes women are even better than the men!’
To add insult to injury, Sunny, who is a strong advocate of getting young people into classical music, believes that the musical genre is potentially on the verge of becoming extinct and therefore feels that the passionate side of classical music needs to truly compete with its pop music counterparts. Consequently, talent needs to go hand in hand with style and fashion in order to reach a younger ‘streetwise’ audience. She has compared classical music to ‘a very meaningful book that is close to the soul’ and it is this idea that she wants to push forward to young people in the hope that they might give classical music a chance.
Sunny is combating her detractors with these empowering standpoints and intends to show them just how passionate she is to spread the classical message with her upcoming tour of the UK this year. Having won many awards in China for her art as well as being a brand ambassador for the leading UK piano company, www.pianorestorations.co.uk , Sunny is also in the running to become a ‘Young Steinway Artist’, a highly sought after distinction that may well see her endorsed by the piano manufacturing giants.
24/02/2017: St. James Church, London
07/03/2017: Great St. Mary’s Church, Cambridge
17/03/2017: St. James Church, London, with orchestra
25/03/2017: St. Margaret Church, Oxford
26/03/2017: Stanborough Park Church, Watford
01/04/2017: Faversham Assembly Rooms
07/04/2017: St. John's, Waterloo
28/04/2017: St. John's, Waterloo
12/05/2017: Wigmore Hall, London
27/05/2017: St. George's Church, Beckenham
16/08/2017: Emmanuel United Reformed Church, Cambridge
Sunny’s album, Sunny Li Piano, is out now on Itunes, Google Music, Spotify and Amazon:
Skunk Anansie have announced some additional UK headline & festival shows for May 2017; these follow on from a full European tour kicking off in late January, with the band set to visit 14 different countries across a six week period, including a sold out London date at the Brixton Academy on February 4th.
Support on the European tour comes from edgy, rockin’ duo, The Pearl Harts.
An opening act for the UK shows in May is still to be confirmed, but the dates & venues are as follows:-
May 25th – Bristol, O2 Academy
May 26th – South Derbyshire, Bearded Theory Festival (‘Pallet’ stage headliner)
May 27th – Manchester, O2 Ritz
‘Anarchytecture’ – Skunk Anansie’s sixth studio album, produced by Tom Dalgety (Royal Blood, Pixies, Ghost) – was released last year to much critical acclaim and impressive official chart positions, with Classic Rock magazine saying, ‘Like Queen or Muse, they’re at their best when they push beyond the narrow centre-ground of hard rock in search of something bigger, stranger and more glamorous…’
‘Anarchytecture’ is available to purchase here via Amazon or here via iTunes.
Finnish heavy metallers Battle Beast have just announced their first ever full UK headline tour for next March, following the release of their anticipated new album 'Bringer Of Pain' which will be released via Nuclear Blast on February 17th.
Check out the trailer for 'Bringer Of Pain' here:
Bassist and vocalist Eero Sipilä commented:
"United Kingdom - the holy land of heavy metal! It’s taken its bloody time for us to make it past London, but like they say, all bad is worth waiting. We're super excited to finally explore UK further, and meet with all the people who've had to live without the beast for so very long. This will indeed be a blast! Majesty are old touring mates of ours, so it’s great having them on board to bring in some well needed German sex-appeal ". - Eero / BB
Tickets are on sale now and available via the links below:
22nd March - Wolverhampton - Slade Rooms
23rd March - Manchester - The Ruby Lounge
24th March - London - Underworld
Children Of Bodom's prodigious debut album ‘Something Wild’ was released 20 years ago and thus the mighty Hatecrew were born. Finland's melodic death superstars will take to the road in 2017 to celebrate 20 years of life in the form of a mind blowing classic set-list. For an entire month, Children Of Bodom will bring their reaper sound over to the UK and Central Europe, so make sure to catch the guys on one of these dates.
The UK leg will see the band hit two prestigious venues - London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire and Manchester’s Academy 2.
Tickets will go on sale Wednesday Dec 14th @ 10.00 GMT:
11th March 2017 – Manchester, Academy 2
12th March 2017 – London, Shepherd’s Bush Empire
A few weeks ago, Children Of Bodom released a special lyric video for the song 'My Bodom (I Am The Only One)', taken from the band's latest studio album, ‘I Worship Chaos’. On October 20th, fans were encouraged via social media to submit photos of themselves with the band for a chance to be in the upcoming video. Over 300 photos were selected to be featured in the 'My Bodom (I Am The Only One)' lyric video. You can view the video here: https://youtu.be/EMje43asm-A
Crystal Fairy, the recently announced outfit featuring Le Butcherettes’ Teri Gender Bender, the Melvins’ Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover with At The Drive-In’s Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, share “Chiseler” (https://crystalfairy.bandcamp.com/ or http://bit.ly/CrystalFairyChiseler), a new song from their forthcoming self-titled debut album (Feb. 24, Ipecac Recordings) as the four-piece announce their first round of tour dates.
"It was so much fun to write this song with these guys,” said Gender Bender. “It literally just came out like a flying saucer; we recorded everything in one day. It was so impressive to see how well we all experiment with one another.”
“Chiseler,” which Buzz dubbed “a hot little punk rock number,” and “Drugs On the Bus” (https://youtu.be/N31SHZ93zu4) are available as instant downloads with pre-orders of Crystal Fairy (Bandcamp: https://crystalfairy.bandcamp.com/; iTunes: http://hyperurl.co/CrystalFairyiTunes; Amazon: http://amzn.to/2h7utu8; Apple Music: http://apple.co/2gWqvGH). Physical bundles are available via Ipecac’s webstore: http://www.merchaye-revolve.com/ipecac-music-store.
Crystal Fairy will play their first live dates in February, with the band announcing a week of intimate club outings throughout California:
February 21 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory Constellation Room
February 22 San Diego, CA Casbah
February 23 Pioneertown, CA Pappy & Harriet’s
February 24 Los Angeles, CA The Troubadour
February 25 San Francisco, CA Slim’s
Tickets are available on Friday, Dec. 16 at 10 am pacific.
Phoenix, AZ’s young and rapidly growing progressive rock 4-piece Paranova will be hitting the road this month on select dates with LA’s The World Over.
This marks the second major tour for Paranova, having made their first mark on the road back in March, in support of Chrysalis. The tour, which will hit a number of iconic small clubs in the Western US, will end on Dec 22nd, where they will be supporting Sumerian Records’ September Mourning at San Diego’s Brick By Brick (owned by ex-members of local legends As I Lay Dying).
12/10 - Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
12/12 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Area 51 (Hanger 18)
12/13 - Ogden, UT @ D&R Spirits
12/14 - Logan, UT @ Whysound
12/15 - Boise, ID @ Eclypse
12/17 - Tacoma, WA @ Real Art
12/19 - Seattle, WA @ Funhouse (El Corazon)
12/21 - Sacramento, CA @ Blue Lamp
12/22 - San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
*No The World Over
Hailing from Phoenix, Arizona, Paranova formed with the intention of taking the dry heat by storm. From smooth soundscapes to addictive and powerful hooks, this band embraces every nuance and feeling that modern rock incites. The unbreakable concoction of four young friends, Paranova’s members share an obsession for making and appreciating memorable music. They set themselves apart by exuding true talent in every measure of every song, never hesitating to take their musical abilities to new levels however possible.
The process began with the instrumental stylings of guitarist Dylan Ewing, drummer Logan Dolezal, and the female presence of Erin Sperduti on bass. Soon after assembling, they stumbled upon singer Owen Doheny, providing the smooth vocals and lyrical genius to front the already established instrumental support. Erin and Logan make up the unequivocally tight rhythm section, combining fluid drumming with intricate bass lines to glue the sound together. Dylan takes on the job of multiple guitarists, delivering the inventive soundscapes that simultaneously counteract and enhance the mechanical design of the rhythmic section. The combination of these four create the distinct musical force that is Paranova.
Reminiscent of the enigmatic yet moving sounds of A Perfect Circle, The Mars Volta, Chevelle, The Deftones, and many more, Paranova continues to strive to deliver quality, innovative music to the listener. On March 20th, they released their debut EP Exordium. With a literal meaning of “beginning” in the latin language, this release is only the dawn of what Paranova has to contribute to the music scene. An undying dedication to music and innovation will launch Paranova into action, presenting the modern rock scene a force to be reckoned with.
Following their critically acclaimed eighth album 'Love You To Death', Tegan & Sara announce their biggest UK tour to date starting on February 13th at London's Roundhouse and culminating on February 18th in Birmingham. The tour also takes in mainland Europe starting in Oslo Norway and concluding in Paris, France - tickets are on sale now.
'Love You To Death', which was recently crowned #18 in the NME's top 50 albums of 2016, received widespread critical acclaim on release from the likes of The Guardian, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork and Vice. The band have been have wowing audiences on a host of prime-time US TV shows including The Late Late Show with James Corden and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon as well as completing a sold out headline tour of the US and Canada. The band also performed for fans at two sold out dates at London's KOKO on their last visit to the capital in June 2016.
To celebrate the release of 'Love You To Death' the band have been releasing videos for every track on the record, with two still to come this December. To watch every video released up until now, visit the band's Youtube.
Catch Tegan And Sara at the following UK dates in 2017:
Feb 13 - Roundhouse, London
Feb 14 - Manchester Albert Hall, Manchester
Feb 15 - Bristol Academy, Bristol
Feb 17 - ABC, Glasgow
Feb 18 - Institute, Birmingham
Tegan and Sara's album Love You To Death is available now through Warner Bros. Records here.
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