February 2013 saw the lads from Hertfordshire lock themselves away in Chapel Studios, Lincolnshire with producer Dan Weller (previously in the chair for the band's 2012 UK top 5 and end-of-year poll shattering album 'A Flash Flood Of Colour'), fresh from their Euro tour the band felt it was time to lay down the sounds once again and armed with an armada of demos the subsequential developments that followed thereafter promoted @danweller to take to Twitter to proclaim the results as the best work the band has ever produced.
March 2013 saw all of the sessions head down under to Australian producer, mixer and two-time ARIA award nominee Forrester Savell (Karnivool / Dead Letter Circus) commenced the second mixing of the tracks, whilst back home the band and director Jamie Korn set up the equipment to shoot the bands new music video.
In April 2013, on the eve of a month-long UK, the band will release the first fruits of their previous two month's endeavors. Entitled "The Paddington Frisk" (the name given to the 'dance' performed by the twitching bodies of poor wretches fighting for life as they hung from the gallows at Tyburn), the first track to be unveiled ventures to the less frequently heard extremes of the Shikari sound, as the lads conjure up the hardcore-punk-rooted corner of their influences to deliver a short, sharp shock that once again establishes their position as a band impossible to second guess and unwilling to be pinned down. Enter Shikari once again take the only sensible option and veer sharply off-road altogether, mapping their own path and kicking up far too much dust to make it even worth looking behind to see if anyone's following.
"The Paddington Frisk" will be let loose on the evening on Thursday 4th April via iTunes, YouTube and www.entershikari.com. More details will be available nearer the time.
Further ahead in May, the CD + DVD set "Live At The Barrowland. Bootleg Series Vol.5" will be released and as the name suggests, this is the fifth in an ongoing series of limited edition live releases made available directly from the band's web-store. This edition was recorded and filmed at Glasgow's Barrowland Ballroom during Enter Shikari's Dec 2012 "A Flash Flood Of Xmas" tour. Pre-orders will be able to be made very soon.
On the same day as the release of "The Paddington Frisk", Enter Shikari will tour the UK once again, the 'Return To Energiser 2013' tour is a month-long jaunt, focussing for the most part (a couple of notable exceptions) on towns and cities that do not often find themselves troubled by rock tours of any note. The tour also features rising UK grime / tech-metal outfit Hacktivist as support, with a selection of Britain's most exciting young rock artists opening various dates along the way (see below for more details of that).
For one special 'hometown' (or near-as-dammit, given the options are very very limited) show at Hatfield Forum, Herts (where all profits from the night will be donated to anti-poverty charity ActionAidUK) the bill is joined by longtime friends and fellow Hertfordshire boys Don Broco, as well as local legends the very mighty JBM.
BBC Radio One DJ, ActionAid Ambassador, and all round good guy Huw Stephens will compare the evenings entertainment. This tour will be the band's last extended stint of UK headline shows for quite some time, with the remainder of the year filled by grappling with writing for album #4, playing summer festivals across Europe and the UK (including headlining the Second Stage at 2013's Download Festival. The band's biggest festival appearance of their career thus far), and focussing on their personal lives for a short while.
Thur 4th – DORKING – DORKING HALLS (SOLD OUT) £
Fri 5th – FROME – CHEESE & GRAIN &
Sat 6th – PLYMOUTH – UNIVERSITY £
Mon 8th – FALMOUTH – PRINCESS PAVILION (SOLD OUT) $
Tue 9th – SALISBURY – CITY HALL (SOLD OUT) £
Wed 10th – WESTON SUPERMARE – GRAND PIER £
Fri 12th – SWANSEA – BRANGWYN HALL (SOLD OUT) £
Sat 13th – EBBW VALE – LEISURE CENTRE £
Mon 15th – NEW BRIGHTON – FLORAL PAVILION (SOLD OUT) $
Tue 16th – KILMARNOCK – GRAND HALL $
Wed 17th – INVERNESS – IRON WORKS $
Thur 18th – ABERDEEN – GARAGE (SOLD OUT) $
Sun 21st – GALASHIELS – VOLUNTEER HALL $
Mon 22nd – LINCOLN – ENGINE SHED $
Tue 23rd – SCARBOROUGH – OCEAN ROOMS $
Wed 24th – SCUNTHORPE – BATHS HALL £
Fri 26th – HATFIELD – FORUM (SOLD OUT) @
Sat 27th – NORTHAMPTON – ROADMENDER (SOLD OUT) £
Sun 28th – PETERBOROUGH – CRESSET (SOLD OUT) £
Tue 30th – BELFAST – MANDELA HALL €
Wed 1st – DERRY – NERVE CENTRE €
Thur 2nd - CORK - PAVILION €
Fri 3rd – DUBLIN – ACADEMY €
Sat 4th - LIVERPOOL – ACADEMY (Liverpool Sound City) §
Sun 5th – COVENTRY – KASBAH (SOLD OUT) %
% - HACKTIVIST + BABY GODZILLA
£ - HACKTIVIST + TU AMORE
& - HACKTIVIST + SELL YOUR SKY
@ - DON BROCO + HACKTIVIST + JBM
€ - HACKTIVIST + WOUNDS
§ - HACKTIVIST + MARMOZETS + NECK DEEP
I Am I are excited to announce that they have officially confirmed new tour dates that will see them not only support Skid Row across the UK, but with dates in Italy and two new festival appearances - the Headbangers Balls tour in August where they're headlining the Classic Grand in Glasgow and Skyfest in September. The lads are also performing at Download Festival this year and an acoustic show date is currently yet to be confirmed.
Furthermore there are lots more dates that are to be confirmed for over the summer, including more European shows.
SKID ROW / I AM I: UNITED WORLD REBELLION TOUR 2013
4th April, The Railway, Ipswich - SOLD OUT
5th April White Rabbit, Plymouth
6th April Great Hall 2, Cardiff
9th April Yardbirds, Grimsby - SOLD OUT
10th April, Fibbers, York
11th April NQ Live, Manchester
12th April Leamington Assembly
13th April, Islington Academy, London - SOLD OUT
First ever European shows in Italy for I AM I
3rd May - ROCK'N'ROLL CLUB, Via Bruschetti, 11 Milano www.rocknrollclub.it
4th May - E STA Bì?! MUSIC PUB, Via A. di Dio, 215 Ornavasso www.facebook.com/estabimusicpub
14th - 16th June - DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL, Donnington Park. Sunday 16th June, Red Bull stage
4th August - Headbangers Balls (headlining the Classic Grand, Glasgow show of the Headbangers Balls tour w/ States Of Panic, Reign Of Fury, Cnon An Tursa supporting).
21st September - Skyfest Intake Club, Mansfield w/ Pretty Maids, Rage of Angels & many more
Kent Hardcore Punk mob Circle of Rage have finally unveiled their music video to 'Fear does not exist in this dojo', the Hardcore Punk band have been riffing away for a couple of years now, ever since 2008 the politically influenced group have once again proved where British Hardcore Punk nowadays resides.
Tool place hidden certificates in Opiate packages and new Interviews with Adam Jones are now online
Five lucky fans will get something extra in their copies of Tool’s forthcoming commemorative edition of the "Opiate" EP (available 26th March via Toolband.com).
Dubbed the “Seal of Xatanitos," the five certificates will be placed randomly amidst the 5,000 copies of the collectible reissue. The prize will only be disclosed to each of the five winners.
In a new interview posted today, Adam Jones speaks with Spin http://www.spin.com/articles/tool-opiate-reissue-limited-edition-adam-jones about both the impetus for the "Opiate" limited edition reissue as well as the history of the EP. Jones also recently discussed the release with Revolver Magazine http://www.revolvermag.com/news/interview-tool-guitarist-and-visual-guru-adam-jones-on-the-making-and-reissue-of-opiate.html.
The 21st anniversary edition is limited to 5,000 copies and features art direction by Jones, illustrations by legendary artist Adi Granov and design packaging by Mackie Osborne, who has collaborated with Tool on many albums including "10,000 Days", "Lateralus" and "Salival" as well as posters and merchandise. The 5,000 copies will be broken down into five variations (each 1,000 pieces) with each set featuring a slight alteration of the exterior graphics and included bonus items which include a new stereoscopic image for fans to use with their glasses from the "10,000 Days" packaging. The packages will only be available via Tool’s website (www.toolband.com) on 26th March with the band setting aside a small number of packages (200 of each variation) for Toolarmy members.
Toolarmy members will be able to purchase on 22nd March via Toolarmy.com.
Frence pop-punk quintet, Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! are excited to release their debut track "Restart", which is now available digitally on iTunes.
Premiered yesterday on AOL Noisecreep, "Restart" is the lead track off of the band's forthcoming new album 'Pardon My French', set for release on April 30th (album title is also a colloquial term used in England: ed).
Check out the lyric video below.
Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! "Restart" Lyric Video Recorded with producer Joey Sturgis (Asking Alexandria, Devils Wears Prada, Of Mice & Men, Blessthefall), "Pardon my French" delivers 12 anthemic tracks to follow up to their debut album "Something For Nothing".
"Pardon My French" track list:
2. Taking Chances
3. Bipolar Mind
4. Haters Gonna Hate
5. The Progression of Regression
6. Pardon My French
7. Between Your Lines
8. I Am Nothing Like You
9. Reasons To Turn Back
10. So Close and Yet So Far
11. Miles and Decibels
12. The Best Is Yet To Come
CHUNK! NO, CAPTAIN CHUNK! TOUR DATES:
Right Back At It Again Tour w/ A Day To Remember, and Of Mice & Men
3.20 - Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
3.22 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
3.23 - Albany, NY @ Northern Lights
3.24 - Worcester, MA @ Palladium
3.26 - New York City, NY @ Best Buy Theatre
3.27 - Rochester, NY @ Armory
3.28 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
3.30 - Detroit, MI @ Royal Oak
3.31 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Intersection
4.2 - Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian
4.3 - St. Louis, MO @ Pageant
4.5 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
"The Pardon My French Tour" w/ For All Those Sleeping, Upon This Dawning, & City Lights
4.7 - Dekalb, IL @ The House Cafe
4.8 - Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground
4.9 - Columbia, MO @ Mojos
4.10 - Fayetteville, AR @ NWA Showcase
4.11 - Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory
4.12 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
4.13 - Corpus Christi, TX @ House of Rock
4.16 - Pensacola, FL @ Handlebar
4.17 - Orlando, FL @ The Social
4.18 - Jacksonville, FL @ Roc Bar
4.19 - West Palm Beach, FL @ Speakeasy
4.20 - Gainesville, FL @ High Dive
4.21 - Tampa, FL @ The Local
4.23 - Richmond, VA @ Kingdom
4.24 - Springfield, VA @ Empire
4.25 - Columbus, OH @ A&R Music Bar
4.26 - Madison, WI @ The Loft
4.27 - Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
4.28 - Burnsville, MN @ The Garage
4.30 - Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep
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