Monday, 27 August 2018

Dani Moves Countryside - "Settling In" Week 2



2 weeks and 2 days in the new house already... I have moved the majority of all my stuff from Kilnamanagh to the new house. Just 2 boxes and 1 bag are left at the old house. I will pick them up tomorrow and then I can give the keys back to my previous Landlord. I cleaned the house last Friday. The house looks so empty since everything is removed. Sad and empty. I even moved the little house where Sixxy's mama had lived in to the new place and I managed to dig out the big purple rose bush (without any injuries). The satellite dish has to stay I guess. I can't seem to remove it. I don't get it off the wall. I might ask my previous Landlord if he can help, if not it will stay there. I was hoping to see Oskar one last time but he didn't show up. He must know that we are gone. Goodbye Kilnamangh. A chapter that will be closed by the end of this week. I will always remember my time in Kilnamanagh and surely I will go back there from time to time just to have a look. And to go shopping in my Dunnes Store on Fridays. :)

Yeah, so Friday will be my shopping day now, with a weekly big shopping, instead of stopping at a shop on my way back home several times a week. :) On Fridays I can go back to my ex-local Aldi and Dunnes Store and hit the motorway from there, that's good!


Last thing to sort out is the television now. With the internet you do not really need to jump into a contract with a provider here. There are plenty of options around. I have ordered NowTV at the weekend and will see how this goes. I picked the entertainment package so you get some live TV (SKY channels, MTV, Discovery and so) and you can watch box sets. I can watch on the internet already but it will be better I guess once I receive my stick for the TV.

My highlight of last week was sorting out my post deliveries. After changing my address everywhere I thought I will get my post as I used to get it. But no, my bank statements were sent back to the bank - address unknown. Ok, so I called the local post office in Oldcastle to ask why - but what a surprise. Oldcastle, the closest post office to my house, is not responsible for my area. We are already County Cavan here. No problem at all - they gave me the number and I managed to explain my problem to the correct post office. They then told me that you have to let the local post office know that you have moved there. Now I know. :) And the post man knows too. :) I was very happy last week when I saw the first letter in front of my door.

A big surprise last week was that my new Landlord said that I can have a dog too if I want. So our little family might increase at some stage. But I am not 100% sure about it yet. We will see.

Slowly I am getting used to how quiet it is here. On Saturday, in the garden, you used heard the insects, birds and cows. So peaceful. And when you look out of the window it is just green. No grey walls. The people here are so friendly. This is the real Ireland. I am glad that I did the move and can experience this. It is so different than Dublin. Although living in Dublin was nice too, don't get me wrong. Just different. And I am not out of the world. If I want to go to the city I can. And if I have enough I jump in my car and drive back home to my little green peaceful "island" in County Cavan.

PARASITE INC. - "Dead And Alive" hit the German Charts



REAPER ENTERTAINMENT is proud to announce that the new PARASITE INC. album “Dead And Alive” entered the official German charts at the position #33! That is a great success for the band and the young label!

The band states: "Hitting the official german charts is an incredible mark in our band history. We take a deep bow to all our fans out there who made this possible! "

"Dead and Alive" tracklist: 1. Countershock 2. Once And For All 3. This World 4. Fall Of The Idealist 5. Headfuck Rollercoaster 6. Flesh Decadence 7. Red Wine Collider 8. Sunset Overdrive 9. Cold Silent Hell 10. Dead And Alive 11. Empty Streets (Cover)

More about PARASITE INC.: With the review to PARASITE INC.'s official debut album "Time Tears Down" in late summer 2013 Germany's leading metal magazine Metal Hammer summed it up pretty well: "When in modern melodic death metal a young German band succeeds to become a talking point, there must be something behind it!". Words that are truly emphasizing the young band's musical qualities considering that their first official and self-produced album already hit the top 30 of Germany's official metal-rock-charts as well as the 12th position in Japan's import charts. PARASITE INC. like their metal melodic but death and so does their continuously growing fan base worldwide: no clean vocals, no softeners, no compromise.

PARASITE INC. are: Kai Bigler - vocals / guitars Dominik Sorg - guitars Stefan Krämer - bass Benjamin Stelzer - drums

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

MOVEMENTS Announce Fall US Tour Supporting THE STORY SO FAR



After a successful main-stage run on the final Vans Warped Tour, MOVEMENTS have announced a massive fall US tour where they will be supporting THE STORY SO FAR, TURNOVER, and CITIZEN. The tour runs from November 2nd to December 1st, hitting markets such as New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Austin, Seattle, and Philadelphia along the way. Tickets are on sale this Friday at 12 PM local time.

Movements' debut album Feel Something was released October 20, 2017 and rocketed through the Billboard charts, earning chart standings like #2 Top New Artist, #45 Top Current Albums, #190 Billboard 200, #6 Current Alternative Albums, #14 Current Rock Albums, #17 LP Vinyl Albums, #31 Current Digital Albums, #36 Overall Digital Albums and #59 Current Physical Albums.

The songs off of Feel Something have also been earning a staggering amount of streams on Spotfiy, with "Daylily" currently having over 3 million streams, "Colorblind" and "Full Circle" both having over 2 million streams, and "Deadly Dull" and "Third Degree" both having over 1 million streams.

MOVEMENTS is Patrick Miranda, Ira George, Austin Cressey, and Spencer York. TOUR DATES WITH THE STORY SO FAR: Nov 2: Portland, OR - Roseland Theater Nov 3: Seattle, WA - Showbox SoDo Nov 5: Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex Nov 6: Denver, CO - Ogden Theater Nov 8: Chicago, IL - Metro Nov 10: Mt. Clemens, MI - Emerald Theater Nov 11: Cleveland, OH - Agora Theater Nov 13: Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom Nov 14: New York, NY - Playstation Theater Nov 15: Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom Nov 16: Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Nov 17: Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory Nov 18: Worcester, MA - Palladium Nov 20: Richmond, VA - The National Nov 21: Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore Nov 23: Orlando, FL - The Plaza Nov 24: Tampa, FL - The Ritz Ybor Nov 25: Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade Nov 27: Dallas, TX - Bomb Factory Nov 28: Austin, TX - Emo's Nov 30: Tempe, AZ - Marquee Dec 1: Los Angeles, CA - Palladium (SOLD OUT)

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

HELLOWEEN - New Live Release + New Studio Album + More Live Shows



UNBEATABLE
A very special summer season, not only due to the tropical heat, is slowly coming to an end: Festivals have been rocked so hard that we would’ve been sweating even if mercury hadn’t been on a permanent high. Among the massive PUMPKINS UNITED WORLD TOUR’s open air highlights were, of course, the headline slots at Wacken, Barcelona’s Rock Fest and Masters of Rock – but also the mega gigs with IRON MAIDEN at Sweden Rock Festival and Florence’s Firenze Rocks in June were definitely shows we’ll remember for all eternity. Thanks to everyone who has been with us until now!

UNSTOPPABLE
Fortunately the tour is by no means over, and dates in the US and Canada are next on the schedule – there will also be, due to the tremendous demand, additional dates in Latin America to follow: And as first class support, no other than KREATOR and ARCH ENEMY will be firing up the stages for the Pumpkins! Final shows with the full UNITED cast will take place at the end of 2018 with a right royal farewell blast: In Hamburg, right where all the madness started in 1984, PUMPKINS UNITED will burn down the house with the tour’s last show in the legendary Sporthalle on December 22nd.

UNFORGETTABLE
For those, who mysteriously missed the tour – but also for everyone, who has been a part of it and would love to revisit those unique nights, the boys have recorded the very best moments. Goose bump inducing footage of the PUMPKINS UNITED WORLD TOUR, which has been reveled as “tour of the year” by fans and press everywhere, will be released as a live CD as well as on DVD and Blu-ray at the beginning of 2019, so that those nights can be celebrated over and over without even having to leave the sofa. For now, you can make the wait a bit more bearable with a stream of the full Wacken show at Magenta Music 360 right here: www.magenta-musik-360.de/helloween-pumpkins-united

UNBELIEVABLE
As we are reeling from Wacken and preparing for the upcoming show in Bamberg, those maniacs are already launching the next sensation: For starters, Nuclear Blast has insisted to keep the band on their roster for a few more years, and – double bass drum roll – there will be a brand-new STUDIO ALBUM with KISKE AND HANSEN. With the band’s songwriting trio of Weikath, Hansen and Deris retreating to the studio together with these two exceptional singers in 2019, it’s clear that the album scheduled for 2020 will be no less than epic. If this news doesn’t get your blood pumping then maybe your proper rock baptism hasn’t happened yet – the rest of us are over the moon, because:

THE PUMPKINS UNITED DREAM CONTINUES!

FINAL SHOWS: 07. Sep USA / Las Vegas, NV - House Of Blues 08. Sep USA / Los Angeles, CA - The Palladium 10. Sep USA / Chicago, IL - Concord Music Hall 12. Sep CAN / Montreal, QUE - Metropolis 14. Sep USA / Worcester, MA - Palladium 15. Sep USA / New York City - Irving Plaza 16. Sep USA / New York City - Irving Plaza 26. Okt COL / Bogota - Knot Fest 28. Okt SVL / San Salvador - CIFCO 31. Okt CHI / Santiago - Movistar Arena ** 02. Nov MEX / Mexico City - Arena CDMX ** 04. Nov MEX / Guadalajara - Foro Alterno 08. Nov ARG / Buenos Aires Luna Park ** ** special guests: KREATOR & ARCH ENEMY 06. Dez POR / Lissabon - Sala TEJO 08. Dez ESP / Sant. de Compostela - Fontes do Sar B.E.C 14. Dez GER / Ravensburg - Oberschwabenhalle 15. Dez GER / Karlsruhe - Knockout Festival 18. Dez SWE / Stockholm - Arenan 21. Dez GER / Bamberg - Brose Arena 22. Dez GER / Hamburg - Sporthalle

Monday, 20 August 2018

Simon Hinkler (The Mission) releases new EP "Moving On" September 7th


On 7th September Simon Hinkler proudly releases Moving On on Correctitude Records.

Simon began his musical career in the early 1980's Sheffield, first with Artery, with whom he recorded two albums, two John Peel sessions, and a handful of singles. Then with Pulp, playing guitar, piano, bass and co-writing their first album "It." A spell as a resident studio engineer led to an experimental album "Flight Commander Solitude" on which Simon wrote all the music and played all the instruments... a rare thing in those days. Then in 1985 he returned to Artery, playing rock guitar until he was asked to audition for a new band forming in Leeds, later to become The Mission.

Simon stayed with The Mission for five years, through the first four albums, the chart hits, the extensive world tours, and the general insanity. He left in 1990 and went on to write solo pieces and soundtrack music, before releasing a second Flight Commander album in 1993. The following three years were spent with a three-piece electronic band Mindfeel, before disappearing to the desert in New Mexico.

It wasn't until 2005 that Simon re-appeared with his solo album "Lose The Faith." Since then he has returned to live in the UK after thirteen years in the US and reunited with The Mission for their 25th anniversary followed by a celebrated run of world tours, two new albums, a 30th anniversary, and most recently guesting on Alice Cooper’s five UK arena shows.

Now, with the band taking a break, here is a varied collection of Simon’s songs spanning those years living in the back of beyond. "Every time I come back to making music I’m reminded why I started doing it in the first place. This EP has been a long time coming but I'm very pleased with the way it's turned out.”

Moving On track listing: 01 It Isn’t You 02 Virginia 03 Friends 04 What More Do We Know ? 05 Moving On To pre order "Moving On" go to: the-mission.tmstor.es