Friday, 28 October 2016

Dublin Cowboy: Bernie Tormé to release brand new triple album & announces UK tour

Photo credit: Star Shots Photography

Following the success of his two recent crowd-funded albums, 2014’s Flowers & Dirt and 2015’s Blackheart, former Gillan guitarist Bernie Tormé has announced plans for a new album. ‘Dublin Cowboy’ will be a triple album comprising a studio CD, an acoustic CD and a live CD. The album is scheduled for release in March 2017 and, again, fans are being asked to support the production and release of the album via a pledge-funding appeal.

“I'm so psyched to be doing my third crowd-funded album on Pledgemusic, and in celebration of number three it’s also a triple album. Triple offender! Titled 'Dublin Cowboy' - because that’s what I am, its going to be a studio album, acoustic album, and a live album altogether in a dinky little slip-box. It’s a totally new experience for me, and that’s the best thing about it! It'll be released in March 2017, and we'll be rocking it live throughout the UK in April 2017. Can't wait!”

The success of his two recent solo albums heralded the start of a real career renaissance for Bernie Tormé. Both albums were assisted by highly successful pledge-funding campaigns that helped reconnect Bernie with long-standing fans as well as bringing new ones. ‘Dublin Cowboy’ continues that renaissance. Full details of the Pledgemusic appeal will be found at:

Highlights of the Pledgemusic deal include: £25 will buy you a copy of the ‘Dublin Cowboy’ triple CD (and the first 100 physical CD orders will also get a free Bernie Torme ‘Stratocaster Gypsy’ DVD | £36 will buy you a signed copy of ‘Dublin Cowboy’ (together with a free DVD for the first 100 physical CD orders) | £200 will buy you a Guitar Masterclass with Bernie | £350 will buy you a day’s recording at Barnroom Studios in Kent with Bernie producing | £500 will buy you Bernie’s vintage pirate coat, as worn on stage by Bernie during the Gillan era |

To tie in with the release of the album a new 2017 UK Tour has also been announced: 1st April SOUTH SHIELDS The Unionist Club 2nd April GLASGOW Nice n Sleazy 3rd April EDINBURGH Bannermans 4th April GRIMSBY Yardbirds 5th April MANCHESTER FAC251 6th April WOLVERHAMPTON The Robin 2 7th April LONDON The Borderline 8th April BRIGHTON The Prince Albert

Thursday, 27 October 2016

PRIMORDIAL announces live album 'Gods to the Godless (Live at BYH 2015)'

Irish Pagan Metallers PRIMORDIAL have announced the release of the first live album in the bands history. 'Gods To The Godless (Live At BYH 2015)' will see the light of day November, 25th and will be released as a limited Digibook-CD and 2-Gatefold-LP! Listen now to the title track 'Gods To The Godless' and check out the pre-order section at There is a bundle with an exclusive T-shirt design available!

Says A.A. Nemtheanga of PRIMORDIAL: "It might seem like an unusual move, a double live album. Especially within the scene we are from but the live album was once a staple of most bands career and something we all grew up with in our collection. Pouring over tour dates, gear information and killer live pics. Ok so it's not 'Live After Death' but you can see the attraction and taste the romance involved, right? Fact is though we hadn't planned it, it was basically a happy coincidence, the good people at Bang Your head who took such a risk booking us the first time on a more traditional old school rock festival had us back for the fourth time, gave us a proper headlining set length and happened to mention afterwards that they had a mobile recording device rigged up and ready to go. When we listened back to the tapes we found something we could work with and the idea take shape. If you love the band you will know what to expect, blood, guts and passion and believe us the double vinyl will look beautiful! If we've been in your orbit but you've never trained your sights on us properly this might be a good place to start as the sound is massive, the old songs have some added muscle and the planets aligned to make 'Gods to the Godless' perhaps a great introduction to the band. From our side, it felt like something important to do, like taking advantage of an opportunity to make not only a stand alone album in it's own right but also add something rich to the heritage and tapestry of metal that once hinged on the live album, the tradition reached back into the 70s and 80s and we are proud to have our own small place in that pantheon! And for the record...not one single over dub. This is truly Live and Dangerous..."

Tracklisting 'Gods To The Godless (Live At BYH 2015)': 1. Gods to the Godless (Live) 2. Babels Tower (Live) 3. Where Greater Men Have Fallen (Live) 4. No Grave Deep Enough (Live) 5. As Rome Burns (Live) 6. The Alchemists Head (Live) 7. Bloodied Yet Unbowed (Live) 8. The Coffin Ships (Live) 9. Heathen Tribes (Live) 10. Wield Lightning to Split the Sun (Live) 11. Empire Falls (Live)

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

SKY VALLEY MISTRESS Announce UK Tour after recording debut album with Dave Catching in Mojave Desert

Returning from the infamous Rancho de la Luna in Joshua Tree California, Sky Valley Mistress will be back home and on the road for a special UK tour this November/December. Sky Valley Mistress will join the ranks of rock and roll heavy weights such as Queens of the Stone Age, Foo Fighters, Iggy Pop and Arctic Monkeys in recording their debut album on the hallowed grounds of the Mojave Desert with Eagles of Death Metal's Dave Catching.

Hear the band louder and heavier as Sky Valley Mistress rip flesh from bone playing tracks exclusively from the album due for release next year. Get your face melted, hips shaken and ear drums sensually beaten by the undeniable nonchalance of the fuzz rock four piece in a select group of intimate venues specifically chosen by the band.

Watch the 360 degree video for their latest single Hell Ain't Got Your Hound. Electrified blues at its finest.

SKY VALLEY MISTRESS Tour dates NOVEMBER: Sat 19th PRESTON - The Ferret - Free Entry // Fri 25th CAMDEN - Our Black Heart // Sat 26th BURNLEY - The Sanctuary - Free Entry

DECEMBER: Thu 1st NORWICH B2 (Brickmakers) // Fri 2nd LEICESTER Firebug // Sat 3rd WHITCHURCH Percy's - Free Entry // Thu 8th COVENTRY The Arches // Fri 9th EDINBURGH Bannermans // Sat 10th GLASGOW Nice 'n' Sleazy // Sat 17th WHEN IN MANCHESTER FESTIVAL The Ruby Lounge (4:15pm) Sat 17th DARWEN The Belgrave // Free Entry

KILLING JOKE - new UK headline show just confirmed York Fibbers, November 2nd as part of European tour

Killing Joke have just added an extra date to their forthcoming European headline tour over the autumn / winter period… On Wednesday, November 2nd, the band will now be playing a headline show at Fibbers in York – the start of a 26-date run kicking off in Ireland on October 30th and concluding in Belgium on December 5th, taking in 16 different territories along the way.

During the tour, on Friday, November 4th, the band will head the cast of a special London show at the O2 Academy in Brixton; this anticipated event will take place under ‘The Great Gathering’ banner, with Death Valley High providing main support (they feature on the whole European run) and The Membranes opening proceedings; there will also be a DJ set from Lx (The Orb)…

In preparation for their return to the road, Killing Joke have unveiled the apocalyptic ‘New Cold War’ video directed by long-term associate / designer, Mike Coles. Check it out here:

‘New Cold War’ is taken from Killing Joke’s 16th studio album, ‘Pylon’, which entered the UK charts at No. 16 giving the band their highest official chart entry in 21 years and third highest ever. As always with the Joke, ‘Pylon’ is very much music as ritual – raw, uncompromising and precisely-targeted lyrically; proof that Jaz Coleman, Geordie, Youth & Big Paul, the original KJ personnel, are currently delivering the best and most relevant material of their career, with no mellowing or softening of the edges getting in the way.

The full list of Killing Joke European headline shows is as follows:

OCTOBER 2016: 30 – Dublin, the Academy (Ireland) 31 – Belfast, the Limelight (UK)

NOVEMBER 2016: 2 – York, Fibbers (UK) 3 – Colchester, Arts Centre (UK – SOLD OUT) 4 – London, Brixton Academy (UK – ‘The Great Gathering’) 6 – Karlsruhe, Substage (Germany) 8 – Utrecht, Tivolivredenburg (Holland – SOLD OUT) 9 – Paris, Elysee Montmartre (France) 11 – Zurich, Dynamo (Switzerland) 12 – Geneva L’Usine (Switzerland) 13 – Milan, Live Club (Italy) 15 – Rome, Orion (Italy) 16 – Bologna, Zona Roveri (Italy) 17 – Vienna, Szene (Austria) 19 – Munich, Theaterfabrik (Germany) 20 – Prague, Palac Akropolis (Czech Republic) 21 – Krakow, Kwadrat (Poland) 23 – Hamburg, Fabrik (Germany) 24 – Copenhagen, Pumpehuset (Denmark) 26 – Stockholm, Debaser Medis (Sweden) 28 – Helsinki, Tavastia (Finland) 30 – Oslo, Rockefeller (Norway)

DECEMBER 2016: 1 – Malmo, KB (Sweden) 3 – Koln, Kantine (Germany) 4 – Berlin, Huxley’s (upgraded show – original tickets for SO36 remain valid) 5 – Hasselt, Muziekodroom (Belgium)