US rockers Madam X, ft. Vixen drummer Roxy Petrucci, sign to EMP Label Group; set to release "Monstrocity" Oct 31.
Legendary Detroit Hard Rockers MADAM X have signed a deal with EMP Label Group, who will release their long-awaited sophomore release Monstrocity on October 31st, (October 27th in Europe) on CD and Digital, with a limited edition vinyl release planned for November. Produced by Madam X at Metro 37 Studios in Rochester Hills, MI, and Mixed by Michael Wagener (Megadeth, Metallica, Skid Row, Ozzy Osbourne), with additional mixing by Mark Slaughter, Monstrocity is a hard-hitting classic Metal/Rock record sure to serve as a proper return to form for Madam X, and a kick in the ass for fans old and new.
Formed in 1981 by sisters Roxy and Maxine Petrucci, Madam X recruited bassist Chris “Godzilla” Doliber and vocalist Bret Kaiser, who released their classic, Rick Derringer produced, Jet Records debut "We Reserve The Right" in 1984, spawning the hit Rock single “High in High School”. 4 years later, after Roxy departed to join future Arena Rock superstars VIXEN, and original vocalist Kaiser was briefly replaced by an unknown Canadian vocalist named Sebastian Bach, Madam X disbanded, and would remain mostly inactive until 2014, when the original line-up reunited at the Sweden Rock Festival.
Fast forward to 2017, when the Petrucci sisters collaborated with vocalist Mark Slaughter on a Lemmy Kilmister tribute track for their VIP Aftershow project, Slaughter who introduced Roxy to EMP Label Group head of A&R Thom Hazaert, who released a 12” “Kilmister” single for Aftershow, and the conversation soon shifted to the upcoming Madam X release.
Says Hazaert, “When I connected with Roxy and we were working on The Aftershow stuff, and she told me they were working on a new Madam X record, I was extremely excited at the prospect of releasing it. After a brief courtship, we made the decision to put it out together, and I can honestly say I’m still excited. Madam X is such a kickass Rock band, I was always a huge fan of their first record, and to be able to release its follow up over 30 years later is just insane.”
Adds drummer Roxy Petrucci, "Hell may not be pretty but good things will find their way out!! It takes a huge pair of metal balls to sign a band like Madam X, David Ellefson and Thom Hazaert at EMP put their love of metal first, and crushed it by signing Madam X! Raw and flawed, Monstrocity will be unleashed onto the world in fall 2017! Long live Rock n Roll but immortalized in Metal!"
The album features 12 hard-hitting slabs of Rock, including the pummelling title track “Monstrocity”, “Resurrection”, “Nitrous”, and an updated version of their 1984 hit “High In High School.”
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‘SOLID GOLD’ - BRAND NEW SINGLE OUT NOW
WATCH THE VIDEO HERE
PINEWOOD SMILE - RELEASED OCTOBER 6th THROUGH COOKING VINYL
BRAND NEW ALBUM
The Darkness have released their expletive-drenched new single ‘Solid Gold’ via Cooking Vinyl, accompanied by a video of the self-proclaimed rock legends performing in a huge aircraft hanger amongst a mass of glam-rock lighting and Marshall speaker stacks.
Frontman Justin Hawkins announces, “We have written this song to reassure you all that having now released more music in the period after our well publicised hiatus than in the period before it, we have no intention whatsoever of stopping. Hence the lyric "We're never gonna stop... Shitting out solid gold". Barring any unforeseen circumstances, The Darkness will always be here to delight and beguile. You're welcome.”
An absolute monster of a rock song, ‘Solid Gold’ takes no prisoners whatsoever, taking direct aim at the music industry and addressing record companies, egos and the insincerity that comes with it. It will make uncomfortable listening for A&R men everywhere…
“There's a guy coming down from Sony / Artist and Repertoire
If he likes what he hears in those stupid ears / I can buy myself a faster car
Blowing smoke up our arses / Everything we do is ace
He wants to wine and dine us / He's desperate to sign us
Cos we melted his fucking face”
Well, you don’t get that from Ed Sheeran!
‘Solid Gold’ is the latest single to be taken from The Darkness’ forthcoming album Pinewood Smile, out October 6th through Cooking Vinyl.
It follows the release of the glorious, hard-rockin’, autobiographical lead single ‘All The Pretty Girls’. Both singles are available on all streaming platforms and also available for download with pre-orders of the album for the instant gratification of fans. Click here for details: https://TheDarkness.lnk.to/PS
Pinewood Smile finds The Darkness on electrifying form, delivering some of the most sharp-witted, infectious, humorous and downright brilliant songs of their career. The album is also the first to feature the drumming and vocal talents of new band member Rufus Tiger Taylor, son of Queen legend Roger Taylor, who shares vocal duties with Justin on two of the tracks.
To celebrate the release of Pinewood Smile, The Darkness will be touring extensively at the end of this year playing 17 dates in the UK throughout November and December including a headline show at London’s Hammersmith Eventim Apollo on December 10th. The shows are part of a wider European tour, full dates can be found at http://www.thedarknesslive.com/tour-dates/
Alpha Omega Management, in collaboration with Mort Productions, is thrilled to announce that the New York Rockers EVHO (Event Horizon) will hit the road, headlining their first ever tour in China, kicking off on August 24th in Hangzhou. Check out the tour trek below.
August 24th - Hangzhou - Sky1944
August 25th - Wenzhou - Honglian Live
August 26th - Yongkang - Sita Coffee
August 28th - Shaoyang - Jazz Livehouse
August 29th - Liuyang - Puyuege
August 31st - Changsha - 46 Livehouse
September 1st - Xiangtan - Dongyou Bar
September 2nd - Yueyang - Shuise Bar
September 3rd - Huangshi - On The Way
September 4th - Jiujiang - V Live
September 5th - Nanchang - Black Iron Live
September 6th - Yiwu - Miaomu
September 7th - Ningbo - CMK
September 8th - Suzhou - Wave
EVHO teamed up with Eliot Geller at Geller Cellar Studios and mastering done by acclaimed music producer and owner of The Brick Hithouse, Shane Frisby (Parkway Drive, The Ghost Inside, and Bury Your Dead) for their upcoming release “From the Sun” (Release Date: TBD).
Formed in 2008, four best friends from New York decided to come together to create the rock band EVHO. Drawing influence from the classic to modern rock bands, EVHO moulded their own unique sound which would set them apart from a music scene fading into mediocrity. With 11 national US tours and 2 live Television performances under their belt, EVHO was fortunate enough to share the stage with quality acts like The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, He Is Legend, The Ataris, Senses Fail, The Sleeping, Closure in Moscow, The Dollyrots, Sleeping With Sirens and many more. With an ambitious desire to share their music with the world and bring people back to the innovative roots of rock and roll, EVHO strives to help shape the future of music.
http://www.evhomusic.com/ – http://www.facebook.com/evhomusic
Ivy Crown (former Taras) is an all female hard rock band, with ice queen attitudes and hooks that will get you vibing instantly.
Consisting of a former MMA fighter, a war refugee and a ghetto child these girls are not to be messed with. If that hard core mix doesn’t convince you, then listen to their first single 'Timeout' that will definitely blow your mind. You can watch the video by clicking the link below.
Ivy Crown are driven by heavy guitar hooks and great melodies. The ladies have been a part of the music scene for many years and the ambitions are wide and international. Because of that, the band can already announce being a part of Prime Collective and their first show at Prime Time Distortion in June.
Ivy Crown is this freshly non-written paper, ready to fill a whole new book with their attitude, sound and appearances. Get on the train before it hits you.
Calling the track a “twisted love song,” lead singer Rena Lovelis says that “Break My Heart” was inspired by over-romanticizing the painful part of a break-up. “It’s about how, in a relationship, you go through these phases — the first date, the first kiss, the honeymoon — and then after you’ve experienced all the amazing parts of that love, you want to go to the dark side. You want this person to break your heart so you can feel what it’s like to long for them and to feel so desperate that you’ll do anything to get them back. So it’s kind of masochistic!”
Hey Violet will perform “Guys My Age” on US TV show, Late Night With Seth Meyers on March 21st. They are currently working on their debut album, which will be out later this year via Virgin EMI. In the meantime, the band which is Rena, her sister Nia Lovelis (drums), Miranda Miller (keys, vocals), Casey Moreta (lead guitar) and Iain Shipp (bass) are currently on a sold out US tour. UK fan will get the chance to see the band live this spring, dates below;
UK TOUR DATES IN MAY
8TH – LONDON, THE GARAGE
9TH – GLASGOW, O2 ABC 2
10TH – MANCHESTER, SOUND CONTROL
“Break My Heart” is the follow-up to Hey Violet’s smash single “Guys My Age”, which was named one of the Best Songs of 2016 by The New York Times and one of the 20 Best Songs of 2016 by V Magazine. The video for the single also racked up over 10 million views. The band are currently featured on the March cover of Alternative Press.
Hey Violet’s current EP Brand New Moves, debuted as the #1 artist album on iTunes in the U.S. and U.K. The Los Angeles Times compared their move “from grimy punk to shiny pop” to the Go-Go’s, while Galore declares front woman Rena Lovelis, “emits an unheard of level of rock-stardom for such a small girl without even singing a single note. But when she does sing, it’s as if Courtney Love, Gwen Stefani, and Hayley Williams crashed into each other and made a whole new generation of rock star.”
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