Friday, July 21, 2017

RIVAL SONS KICK OFF EUROPEAN SUMMER TOUR IN FRANCE

Long Beach, California's RIVAL SONS are kicking off their European summer tour today at Les Nuits de la Guitare festival in France.

The band are playing a number of festivals across the continent, including Lollapalooza Paris and the UK's Ramblin' Man Fair and Steelhouse Festival.  RIVAL SONS recently wrapped up a monumental tour supporting heavy metal legends BLACK SABBATH for the band's last ever shows.

Don't miss RIVAL SONS on tour in Europe at these shows:

Jul. 21 - Patrimonio, France - Les Nuits de la Guitare
Jul. 22 - Arles, France - Les Escales du Cargo
Jul. 23 - Paris, France - Lollapalooza Paris
Jul. 25 - Luxembourg, Luxembourg - Den Atelier
Jul. 26 - Stuttgart, Germany - LKA Longhorn
Jul. 28 - Tienen, Belgium - Suikerrock
Jul. 29 - Maidstone, UK - Ramblin' Man Fair
Jul. 30 - Ebbw Vale, UK - Steelhouse Festival
Aug. 01 - Tilburg, Netherlands - 013
Aug. 04 - Feldkirch, Austria - Poolbar Festival
Aug. 05 - Budapest, Hungary - Budapest Park
Aug. 06 - Prague, Czech Republic - Lucerna Music Bar
Aug. 08 - Majano, Italy - Festival di Majano
Aug. 09 - Milan, Italy - Carroponte
Aug. 11 - Avenches, Switzerland - Rock Oz'Arènes
Aug. 12 - Zofingen, Switzerland - Heitere Open Air
Aug. 14 - Wroclaw, Poland - Zaklete Rewiry
Aug. 15 - Gdansk, Poland - Ucho
Aug. 16 - Bremen, Germany - Modernes
Aug. 18 - Stockholm, Sweden - Gröna Lund
Aug. 19 - Trondheim, Norway - Pstereo

View the tour flyer here at http://earacherecords.com/myspace/rivalsons_eu_summer2017.jpg

Get RIVAL SONS' latest album, 'Hollow Bones', on CD and limited edition coloured vinyl at http://www.earache.com/hollowbones

The album is also available on iTunes at http://bit.ly/hollowbones-itunes

Get more RIVAL SONS news and info:
http://www.rivalsons.com
http://www.facebook.com/rivalsons
http://twitter.com/rivalsons


RIVAL SONS UK PRESS
Kas Mercer - Mercenary Publicity
E-mail: kas.mercer@mercenarypublicity.com

RIVAL SONS EURO PRESS
Dan Tobin
E-mail: dan@earache.com

BOLT THROWER 'WAR MASTER' & NAPALM DEATH 'FROM ENSLAVEMENT TO OBLITERATION' FULL DYNAMIC RANGE VINYL REISSUES OUT NOW

British death metal legends BOLT THROWER's classic third album 'War Master', and grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH's sophomore release 'From Enslavement to Obliteration', have been reissued on Full Dynamic Range vinyl and are available to purchase once again.

Earache Records revolutionised the way music fans can enjoy their favourite metal albums several years ago with the launch of the Full Dynamic Range (FDR) format.  A counteraction to the "Loudness Wars", Full Dynamic Range vinyl ensures that fans hear the music as it was intended to sound - pure and organic audio pressed straight to 180-gram vinyl from the original studio analogue or DAT tapes.

Since the original FDR pressings of BOLT THROWER's 'War Master' and NAPALM DEATH's 'From Enslavement to Obliteration' quickly sold out, fans have been clamouring for another pressing, and are now able to get their hands on these revitalised metal classics once more.

Originally released in 1990, 'War Master' cemented BOLT THROWER's reputation for delivering incredibly heavy, war-obsessed death metal, propelling the band to the top of the genre alongside contemporaries such as NAPALM DEATH, MORBID ANGEL and ENTOMBED.  Watch the video for the new vinyl reissue at http://youtu.be/ZAey_svURzc

Get BOLT THROWER's 'War Master' now on Full Dynamic Range vinyl at http://webstore.earache.com/bolt-thrower

The founding fathers of grindcore, NAPALM DEATH are undoubtedly the most influential band in the genre.  Their second album, 'From Enslavement to Obliteration', is the last to feature vocalist Lee Dorrian (who went on to form CATHEDRAL) and guitarist Bill Steer (also of CARCASS), and the first to include bassist Shane Embury.  Watch the video for the new vinyl reissue at http://youtu.be/iyYruqHppxY

Get NAPALM DEATH's 'From Enslavement to Obliteration' now on Full Dynamic Range vinyl at http://webstore.earache.com/napalm-death

The next title to be repressed on Full Dynamic Range vinyl is TERRORIZER's 'World Downfall', which is due to be released on August 18th.  Also being released on that day is MORBID ANGEL's 'Blessed Are the Sick', which is being made available on Full Dynamic Range vinyl for the first time ever.

Follow Earache online for more news and info:
http://www.facebook.com/earacherecords
http://twitter.com/earacherecords
http://www.instagram.com/earacherecords
http://www.youtube.com/earacherecords

Thursday, July 20, 2017

THE WHITE BUFFALO TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM 'DARKEST DARKS, LIGHTEST LIGHTS' ON OCTOBER 13TH

THE WHITE BUFFALO has announced the upcoming release of his new album, 'Darkest Darks, Lightest Lights'.  The sixth full-length record for the artist, the album will be released in Europe on October 13th via Earache Records.

Today, THE WHITE BUFFALO has shared the first single from the album, "The Heart and Soul of the Night".  The song will be available on streaming services this Friday, July 21st and will be included as an instant grat download for fans who pre-order 'Darkest Darks, Lightest Lights' on iTunes.

Listen to "The Heart and Soul of the Night" now at http://youtu.be/5er73c12d_Y

Known as THE WHITE BUFFALO, songwriter Jake Smith has resolutely charted his own single-minded musical course for more than a decade.  His captivating live presence and workingman's approach to his craft has earned him a loyal fanbase worldwide, as well as glowing reviews from press outlets including Rolling Stone <http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/video-premiere-for-the-white-buffalo-s-sons-of-anarchy-tune-20130918>, Entertainment Weekly <http://ew.com/article/2013/06/25/the-white-buffalo-new-album-joey-white>, Paste <http://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/av/2013/08/album-stream-the-white-buffalo---shadows-greys-evi.html> and more.  Smith has toured alongside Ryan Bingham, Jack Johnson, Xavier Rudd, STATE RADIO, Ziggy Marley, and most recently FLOGGING MOLLY.  He has also been featured on Jimmy Kimmel Live - watch his performance here <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySLgCOd_z28>.

Over the course of five albums, various EPs and numerous prominent placements in such high-profile outlets as TV's Sons of Anarchy and Californication, Smith has built a powerful body of work that marks him as a genuine original.  He was nominated for a 2015 Emmy for his song "Come Join the Murder", co-written with Bob Thiele and Kurt Sutter for the final episode of Sons of Anarchy.  The California-bred artist writes timeless, vividly detailed character studies, tapping into the emotional lives of various misfits, outsiders and troubled souls with insight and compassion.  His songwriting is matched by his rough-hewn, deeply expressive voice, and by his distinctive instrumental arrangements, which are simultaneously intimate and epic.

"The voice inside him whirls... hitting the air like a fist."
Jeffrey Fleishman, L.A. Times

"...he's a turbo charged Bruce Springsteen, equal parts brain and brawn"
Q Magazine

'Darkest Darks, Lightest Lights' track listing:
1. Hide and Seek
2. Avalon
3. Robbery
4. The Observatory
5. Madam's Soft, Madam's Sweet
6. Nightstalker Blues
7. If I Lost My Eyes
8. Border Town/Bury Me in Baja
9. The Heart and Soul of the Night
10. I Am the Moon

View the cover art here <http://earacherecords.com/myspace/twb_ddll.jpg>.

Pre-order 'Darkest Darks, Lightest Lights' in Europe starting this Friday, July 21st at http://www.earache.com/twb

http://thewhitebuffalo.com
http://www.facebook.com/thewhitebuffalomusic
http://twitter.com/blancobuffalo
http://instagram.com/buffaloco


UK PRESS
Kas Mercer - Mercenary Publicity
E-mail: kas.mercer@mercenarypublicity.com

USA PRESS
Justin Schmidt - Missing Piece Group
E-mail: justin@missingpiecegroup.com

Monday, July 10, 2017

EARACHE RECORDS CELEBRATES 30 YEARS WITH FULL DYNAMIC RANGE VINYL REISSUES

Famed for pioneering the underdog genre of extreme music in the late '80s and '90s, Earache Records over the course of the last 30 years has issued some 600+ releases and helped to provide careers for genre-leading names such as NAPALM DEATH, MORBID ANGEL, CARCASS, ENTOMBED, SLEEP, AT THE GATES, BOLT THROWER, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, BRING ME THE HORIZON and countless others.

The concept of extreme music isn't the only facet to Earache Records that it has pioneered however... the concept of FDR (Full Dynamic Range) vinyl pressings has revolutionised the way music fans can enjoy their favourite metal albums.

During the heyday of many classic Earache bands' careers, the trend at the time was to make recordings as loud as possible for the fans.  Dubbed "The Loudness Wars", this was a concept much of the music industry adhered to in the '90s.  Unfortunately, many did not realise that by increasing the loudness of studio recordings, this often had a detrimental effect on the overall sound quality.  To achieve super-high volume, the sound waves were compressed against the "audible ceiling", often limiting the difference between the peak and average levels in the music.  This meant that the disparity between the loud and quieter elements in the recording (known as the "dynamic range") is significantly reduced.

Earache's idea of "Full Dynamic Range" vinyl reissues is to counteract the "Loudness War" and ensure that fans hear the music as it was intended to sound - pure and organic audio pressed straight to 180-gram vinyl from the original studio analogue or DAT tapes, many of which were stored for 20+ years.  This concept is not designed for the casual music fan who might only listen to albums on their phone or iPod, but the real music enthusiasts who like to put a record on a turntable, sit back and absorb the sound waves at the optimal quality, experiencing the warmth and depth to the music as it was originally intended; the instruments leap out of the speakers.

Over recent years, Earache has reissued much of its catalogue on FDR vinyl for the first time.  Whether it's the meaty riffs in MORBID ANGEL's 'Altars of Madness' or the all-encompassing stoner sludge of SLEEP's 'Holy Mountain', the difference in quality and depth of these FDR reissues is obvious to even the average music fan.

Pick up these classic Earache titles on Full Dynamic Range vinyl now:

NAPALM DEATH - Scum
Watch the video: http://youtu.be/U4pPgde4T94
Buy now: http://webstore.earache.com/napalm-death-scum-vinyl

CARCASS - Heartwork
Watch the video: http://youtu.be/x3uYypFYZyk
Buy now: http://webstore.earache.com/carcass-heartwork-full-dynamic-range-vinyl

TERRORIZER - World Downfall
Watch the video: http://youtu.be/kUzFc-WEfsA
Buy now: http://webstore.earache.com/terrorizer-world-downfall-full-dynamic-range-vinyl

ENTOMBED - Left Hand Path
Watch the video: http://youtu.be/AMqATqFzkNI
Buy now: http://webstore.earache.com/entombed-left-hand-path-vinyl

MORBID ANGEL - Altars of Madness
Watch the video: http://youtu.be/eKtBQbsH7gY
Buy now: http://webstore.earache.com/morbid-angel-altars-of-madness-fdr-vinyl

NAPALM DEATH - From Enslavement to Obliteration
Watch the video: http://youtu.be/iyYruqHppxY
Buy now: http://webstore.earache.com/napalm-death-from-enslavement-to-obliteration-vinyl

BOLT THROWER - War Master
Watch the video: http://youtu.be/ZAey_svURzc
Buy now: http://webstore.earache.com/bolt-thrower-war-master-vinyl

MORBID ANGEL - Blessed Are the Sick
Watch the video: http://youtu.be/Ez3I59W4lBU
Buy now (coloured vinyl): http://webstore.earache.com/morbid-angel-blessed-are-the-sick-fdr-colour-vinyl
Buy now (black vinyl): http://webstore.earache.com/morbid-angel-blessed-are-the-sick-fdr-black-vinyl

CARCASS - Necroticism - Descanting the Insalubrious
Watch the video: http://youtu.be/zImc0AnT_rM
Buy now: http://webstore.earache.com/carcass-necroticism-descanting-the-insalubrious-black-vinyl

BOLT THROWER - Realm of Chaos
Watch the video: http://youtu.be/Saz-nK11ejo
Buy now: http://webstore.earache.com/bolt-thrower-realm-of-chaos-full-dynamic-range-fdr-vinyl-reissue

SLEEP - Sleep's Holy Mountain
Watch the video: http://youtu.be/Aq302a_t5Qk
Buy now: http://webstore.earache.com/sleep-sleeps-holy-mountain-fdr-vinyl

For more vinyl, CDs and merch, head to http://www.earache.com/webstore

Subscribe to Earache's YouTube channel for the latest vinyl videos at http://www.youtube.com/earacherecords

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT ANNOUNCE NOVEMBER UK TOUR

British rock and rollers THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT have announced a back-to-the-roots UK tour, which is due to kick off on November 6th in Chester.

Following a whirlwind few years in which the band released two Top 20 albums, toured around the world and shared the stage with rock megastars such as THE ROLLING STONES, THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT have decided to reconnect with their home audience with an exclusive run of dates around the UK, where they'll be playing in smaller venues than usual in order to create a more intimate experience for both band and fans alike.

The band will also be reaching parts of the country they haven't been to for some time and will be treating fans to brand new music as they continue to work on the follow-up to 2016's 'White Bear'.

THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT guitarist Paul Sayer comments:
"This tour is all about us getting out in the UK and connecting with those fans all over the country that helped us build the band.  It's about getting up close and personal with those guys.  We've got loads of new material to play as well as there's nowhere better than a sweaty club to road test some new music!  Can't bloody wait..."

Tickets for the tour go on sale this Friday, with exclusive pre-sales on Wednesday and Thursday.  Head to http://www.thetemperancemovement.com/live for links.

Don't miss THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT on tour in the UK at these shows:

Nov. 06 - Chester, UK - The Live Rooms
Nov. 07 - York, UK - Crescent
Nov. 08 - Hull, UK - Fruit
Nov. 09 - Stoke, UK - The Sugarmill
Nov. 11 - Leicester, UK - Dryden Street Social
Nov. 12 - Wolverhampton, UK - Newhampton Arts Centre
Nov. 14 - Cardiff, UK - Clwb Ifor Bach
Nov. 15 - Plymouth, UK - The Hub
Nov. 16 - Brighton, UK - The Haunt
Nov. 17 - Colchester, UK - Colchester Arts Centre
Nov. 19 - Milton Keynes, UK - The Craufurd Arms
Nov. 20 - London, UK - Borderline
Nov. 21 - Dover, UK - The Booking Hall
Nov. 24 - Aldershot, UK - West End Centre

View the tour flyer at http://bit.ly/2tBK9eW

Get THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT's latest album, 'White Bear', on CD and vinyl at http://www.earache.com/ttm

The album is also available on iTunes, including an exclusive bonus track, at http://bit.ly/whitebear-itunes

Get more news and info from THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT:
http://www.thetemperancemovement.com
http://www.facebook.com/TheTemperanceMovement
http://twitter.com/ttm_tweets

Friday, June 23, 2017

ENTOMBED 'LEFT HAND PATH' & CARCASS 'NECROTICISM' FULL DYNAMIC RANGE VINYL REISSUES OUT NOW

ENTOMBED's legendary debut 'Left Hand Path', along with CARCASS' classic third album 'Necroticism - Descanting the Insalubrious', have been reissued on Full Dynamic Range vinyl and are available to purchase once again.

Earache Records revolutionised the way music fans can enjoy their favourite metal albums several years ago with the launch of the Full Dynamic Range (FDR) format.  A counteraction to the "Loudness Wars", Full Dynamic Range vinyl ensures that fans hear the music as it was intended to sound - pure and organic audio pressed straight to 180-gram vinyl from the original studio analogue or DAT tapes.

After the original FDR pressings of ENTOMBED's 'Left Hand Path' and CARCASS' 'Necroticism' quickly sold out, fans have since been clamouring for another pressing, and are now able to get their hands on these metal classics once more.

Originally released in 1990, ENTOMBED's 'Left Hand Path' defined the "Swedish sound" replicated by hundreds of other acts and came to represent the primal death metal sound that was to break through into the mainstream in the early '90s.  ENTOMBED were the first extreme metal band to enter the charts in their native Sweden, before becoming an international success.

Get 'Left Hand Path' now on Full Dynamic Range vinyl at http://webstore.earache.com/entombed

Liverpool's death metal pioneers CARCASS are often credited with shaping the entire genre, pushing boundaries with their shocking imagery whilst evolving and innovating with each new album.  1991's 'Necroticism - Descanting the Insalubrious' is the band's third album and the first to feature guitarist Michael Amott (ARCH ENEMY, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, CARNAGE).

Get 'Necroticism - Descanting the Insalubrious' now on Full Dynamic Range vinyl at http://webstore.earache.com/carcass

The next titles due for FDR represses are BOLT THROWER's 'War Master' and TERRORIZER's 'World Downfall', which are both due to be released on July 21st.

Follow Earache online for more news and info:
http://www.earache.com
http://www.facebook.com/earacherecords
http://twitter.com/earacherecords
http://www.instagram.com/earacherecords
http://www.youtube.com/earacherecords

Thursday, June 22, 2017

EARACHE EXPRESS ROLLS INTO GLASTONBURY FOR WEEKEND OF PUNK AND METAL

The Earache Express has rolled into Glastonbury, providing attendees of one of the world's largest festivals with its first ever stage dedicated solely to extreme music.

The new venue is housed in a recycled London Underground tube carriage situated in the south east corner of the Shangri-La area and is curated by the legendary British independent label, Earache Records.

Designed to provide a place for like-minded souls to congregate, as well as for those who just want to experience a different side of music than is typically offered at the festival, the Earache Express demonstrates that metal and punk has something to say, showcasing bands with heartfelt and strongly-held beliefs and all with something to debate - loudly.

The Earache Express is running from 9pm to 6am daily, and is hosting the likes of EXTREME NOISE TERROR, Singaporean grindcore trio WORMROT, and former frontman for punk revolutionaries CRASS, Steve Ignorant.  Punk legends DEAD KENNEDYS and grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH are also appearing as part of the lineup on the Truth Stage, which sits right next to the Earache Express in Shangri-La.

Earache Express lineup:

Thursday
20:00 - 21:00 Napalm Death (Truth Stage)
21:30 - 22:15 Glen Matlock
23:00 - 23:45 Ho99o9
01:00 - 01:45 Extreme Noise Terror

Friday
22:00 - 22:45 Steve Ignorant's Slice of Life
23:15 - 00:00 Petrol Girls
00:30 - 01:15 Wormrot
02:15 - 03:00 Puppy

Saturday
19:00 - 20:00 Wormrot (Truth Stage)
22:30 - 23:30 Dead Kennedys (Truth Stage)
00:00 - 00:45 Wormrot
02:00 - 02:45 Extreme Noise Terror

Sunday
22:45 - 23:30 Hacktivist
00:00 - 00:45 Heck

Read more about the Earache Express at http://www.earache.com/glastonbury and check out the full Glastonbury lineup at http://www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk/line-up/line-up-2017

Earache Records is celebrating 30 years of pioneering metal and punk this summer.  Keep up with the latest news, videos, announcements and more by following Earache online:

Facebook: http://facebook.com/earacherecords
Twitter: http://twitter.com/earacherecords
YouTube: http://youtube.com/earacherecords
Instagram: http://instagram.com/earacherecords
Webstore: http://earache.com/webstore

#30YearsOfEarache #EaracheAdaptOrDie

Thursday, June 15, 2017

BLACKBERRY SMOKE RELEASE "LIKE AN ARROW" MUSIC VIDEO

Atlanta southern rockers BLACKBERRY SMOKE have released a brand new music video for the title track of their recent album, 'Like an Arrow'.

Released in October of last year, 'Like an Arrow' landed in charts around the world upon its release, including a Top 10 position in the UK and a Top 20 in the USA.  The album also took the top spot in the UK Rock, Americana and Indie charts, as well as the US Country and Americana charts.  The band recently wrapped up a European headlining tour in Europe with support from labelmates and fellow Atlanta natives BITERS.

The video for "Like an Arrow" was directed by Jamie Burton Chamberlin (ZZ TOP, SAMMY HAGAR, SLASH) of Black Dahlia Films, who also directed BLACKBERRY SMOKE's "Sunrise in Texas" video.

Watch the official music video now at http://youtu.be/3ENpYgNrTZk

'Like an Arrow' was recorded and mixed by Billy Joe Bowers at The Quarry Recording Studio in Kenneshaw, Georgia and was produced by the band.  The album features 12 tracks including a collaboration with the late Gregg Allman on the album's closer, "Free on the Wing".

Get 'Like an Arrow' now on CD and coloured vinyl at http://www.earache.com/likeanarrow or on iTunes at http://bit.ly/likeanarrow-itunes

Get more BLACKBERRY SMOKE news and info:
http://www.blackberrysmoke.com
http://www.facebook.com/blackberrysmoke
http://twitter.com/blackberrysmoke


UK PRESS
Michelle Kerr - Cosa Nostra PR
E-mail: michelle@cosanostrapr.com