First Tygers Of Pan Tang, then Blitzkrieg and now NWOBHM legends Trespass sign to Mighty Music, with a new studio album out in late 2017.
Trespass was formed in Sudbury, Suffolk, England in April 1979 by brothers Mark (guitar, vocals) and Paul Sutcliffe (drums) Dave Crawte (guitar) Richard Penny (bass). Around this time they started gigging around East Anglia, playing a mix of rock covers and original songs including early versions of "One Of These Days" and Lightsmith.
Despite their fairly short lived time on the metal scene Trespass made a lasting impact.
Lars Ulrich and James Hetfield of Metallica remained fans since the very beginning and "One Of These Days" was featured on NWOBHM compilation '79 revisited put together by Ulrich and Geoff Barton in 1990
Trespass have recently played festivals in the UK and Europe in 2015/16 and will be touring in 2018 supporting the album.
Mark Sutcliffe - Guitars and Lead Vocals
Jason Roberts - Drums
Danny B - Bass
Joe Fawcett - Guitar
Motörhead's recently announced live set "Clean Your Clock" - featuring one of the band's final performances together at the Zenith in Munich, Germany - will hit stores on Friday, June 10 via UDR Music. You can pre-order the set in several formats via the links below. Today, you can watch a brand new live concert recording of "Overkill" from "Clean Your Clock" here: https://youtu.be/o1YpKC57WaA
Pre-order "Clean Your Clock" here:
Coloured Double Vinyl in Gatefold with Pop-up Art
Standalone Audio CD Jewel Case:
CD / DVD, Gatefold with Pop-up Art:
BluRay / CD, gatefold with Pop-up Art:
Limited Edition Box Set standard zinc alloy 'MOTÖRHEAD Forever' edition:
Limited Edition Box Set Silver / Gold Pin edition exclusive via UDR:
There will be no more Motörhead tours because Lemmy is no longer here, and many, many people did not get a chance to hear them one more time on what proved to be their last-ever piece of road work. This makes "Clean Your Clock" a vitally important release. It is both a celebration and an epitaph, glorious yet not without melancholy, maintaining the warmth and curve of Motörhead's unique live sound.
On November 20 and 21, 2015, at the Zenith in Munich, Germany, UDR made the decision to record - what happened to be the very last live shows ever recorded - and Motörhead proceeded to deliver two storming sold out shows. Where there had once been almost too-fast breakneck pace, there was measured yet still thunderous rock 'n' roll served up only as they could, Phil Campbell playing better and better, and Mikkey Dee elevating the art of drumming to the superlative heights which made him one of metal's most coveted skinsmen. Lemmy sounds so dialled in, a little mean even (in the best possible way) snarling here and there, cackling when appropriate, and singing in a way which will defy every single pre-conceived expectation you might have had. Yes, he was fighting ailments. But no, he was not flimsy or faded, in fact on "Clean Your Clock" he lays down the marker for all near-70 year olds in terms of wicked bad-assery.
"Clean Your Clock" is the natural sound of one of rock 'n' roll's mightiest, rarest and most astoundingly excellent beasts - Motörhead. There isn't a plaudit they haven't received and there isn't a plaudit they don't deserve. And if there had to be a 'final' Motörhead album, perhaps it is fitting that "Clean Your Clock", a superb live encapsulation of the band at home, is the one.
So TURN-THIS-UP because as Lemmy himself said, the only way to feel the noise is when it's good and loud... and remember Lemmy and Motörhead in the best possible way!
Clean Your Clock Tracklisting:
Bomber / Stay Clean / Metropolis / When The Sky Comes Looking For You / Over The Top / (Guitar Solo) The Chase Is Better Than The Catch / Lost Woman Blues/ Rock It / Orgasmatron / Doctor Rock / Just 'Cos You Got The Power/ No Class/ Ace Of Spades/ Whorehouse Blues / Overkill
In 2014 Diamond Head invited London based, Danish-born Ras to join the band. Together they completed a European tour, which included appearances at Hard Rock Hell and Head Bangers Open Air in Germany.
The spark of creativity led the band to start working on the new album in January 2015. Brian Tatler, founder of Diamond Head, said: “When we began talking with Ras about making a new record he said we should write the songs as a band just like Diamond Head did at the beginning of our career. There’s no substitute for writing together in the same room, we spark each other off and create something far bigger than we could have done individually.”
Brian continued, “Ras has certainly renewed the energy within the band. I had no interest in doing another record but after working with Ras on the European tour that all suddenly changed. I wanted to make a record with him. He’s a confident singer and he’s not trying to fill anyone’s shoes.”
Speaking about the new album, Brian said: “This new album has an echo of the early albums but I always try to push our music forward somewhere new if possible.”
Ras adds, “All in all this album was made with the band’s first fans foremost in mind from start to finish. We wanted to write songs that would have ties to the best parts of the all the previous albums. We feel we have achieved what we set out to do and we hope everyone will hear and feel the Diamond Head spirit through this new eponymous record.”
In general the album lyrics focus on political and environmental themes, specifically warning that our world is in many ways leaning towards self-destruction. The opening and closing songs encapsulate these themes, while the body of the album explores subtopics in more depth, along with songs dealing with lighter subjects that aren’t so heavy on the heart.
On signing with Dissonance Brian had this to say:
“Its great to be working with Steve, Tom and their team and being on their new label Dissonance.
They have a great enthusiastic team who are big fans of the band, that and being distributed via Plastic Head we feel part of something that will be really positive for the band. We feel armed and ready”
Dissonance will also release “All Will Be Revealed” from 2005 and 2007’s “What’s in Your Head” on June 20th.
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