Thursday, 13 July 2017

GOGOL BORDELLO Releases "Walking On The Burning Coal" Single

Photo Credit: Daniel Efram

Renowned gypsy punk band GOGOL BORDELLO has released the new single "Walking On The Burning Coal" from their upcoming seventh album SEEKERS AND FINDERS which comes out August 25 , 2017 via Cooking Vinyl.

The band will embark on a North American tour in support of the album from September to November with a special NYC-area record release show on August 26th at Port Chester's Capitol Theatre (full tour dates below). NYC's brass/woodwind Lucky Chops will support.

Written over an extended time on three different continents, Seekers and Finders finds the nine-piece multi-cultural band in top form - an aural party of violins, accordions, trumpet, marimba amongst the standard rock basics of guitars, drum and bass. “I was still bouncing between Latin America and Eastern Europe when songs were emerging, but finally, as soon as I moved back to New York, it all came into focus… as it always did for me here,” he explains.

Formed in 1999, Gogol Bordello took their style of Eastern European-influenced gypsy punk and doused it deep into the underground rock of New York City. Having worked with numerous grandmasters of production including Rick Rubin, Steve Albini, Andrew Scheps, and Victor Van Vugt, Seekers and Finders brings the band full circle with Eugene taking over the producer’s chair.

Gogol Bordello is Eugene Hütz (vocals/guitar), Sergey Ryabtsev (violin), Thomas Gobena (bass), Pedro Erazo-Segovia (vocals/percussion), Pasha Newmerzhitsky (accordion), Boris Pelekh (guitar), Alfredo Ortiz (drums), Pamela Racine (vocals/percussion), and Vanessa Walters (vocals/percussion). Seekers and Finders will be released on August 25, 2017 via Cooking Vinyl.

Wednesday, 12 July 2017


Californian progressive rockers CHON have plotted a UK headline tour in support of their new album “Homey”, released on June 16th 2017 via Sumerian Records. The (mostly) instrumental three-piece will hit 9 cities across the UK, promising to bring a taste of the Southern Californian coast along with them through summery electronic-tinged soundscapes and tapestries of lush guitar mastery.

"It's been way too long since we've been to the U.K. We’re very excited to be coming back" - CHON CHON’s latest record “Homey” has been rapturously received by UK press and radio, with latest single “Nayhoo” receiving airplays on the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show with Daniel P. Carter and BBC Radio 1Xtra Jamz Supernova show.

THE HOMEY TOUR UK: 12 Oct - Nottingham, Rock City Basement 13 Oct - Guildford, Boileroom 14 Oct - Leeds, Brudenell Social Club 15 Oct - Brighton, Sticky Mike's Frog Bar 16 Oct - London, Garage 17 Oct - Bristol, Fleece 18 Oct - Birmingham, O2 Institute 19 Oct - Manchester, Rebellion 20 Oct - Glasgow, Stereo

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

CRADLE OF FILTH premiere music video for 'Heartbreak And Seance'

UK's legendary extreme metal icons CRADLE OF FILTH have released the music video for the first single off their eagerly awaited 12th album, »Cryptoriana - The Seductiveness Of Decay«. The album is now available for pre-orders. Pre-orders as well as the music video for 'Heartbreak And Seance' can now be accessed HERE!

»Cryptoriana - The Seductiveness Of Decay« will be released on September 22 via Nuclear Blast. The album will be available in various formats/editions (see below).

Also find the stunning cover artwork by Artūrs Bērziņš below. Bērziņš is the mastermind behind the new record’s artwork, photography and videography – best known for his defiant neo-symbolism raster graphics and oil paintings; postmodern interpretations of classic myths. He has been proclaimed as a “sacred monster of Latvian postmodernism”.

CRADLE OF FILTH UK & IRELAND TOUR: 30.10. Belfast - Limelight 31.10. Dublin - Academy (Halloween Show) 02.11. Manchester - Academy 2 03.11. Glasgow - Garage 04.11. Birmingham - O2 Institute 2 05.11. Church - Leeds 07.11. Oxford - O2 Academy 08.11. Southampton - Engine Rooms 09.11. Norwich - Waterfront 10.11. London - Electric Ballroom 11.11. Bristol - Bierkeller

»Cryptoriana - The Seductiveness Of Decay« was recorded at Grindstone Studios, Suffolk, UK by the very honourable Scott Atkins, esq. who has been the resident go-to producer for CRADLE OF FILTH for several albums. Dani sat in during the mix, serving up flaming mugs of teas, making the studio couch his own and lending his ears when necessary.

Monday, 10 July 2017

2017 Grammy Winner FANTASTIC NEGRITO Partners With Cooking Vinyl

Cooking Vinyl is proud to announce a new partnership with the 2017 Grammy-winning artist Fantastic Negrito and his imprint Blackball Universe. The label will re-release Fantastic Negrito’s album The Last Days of Oakland with two new additional tracks, just in time for his U.S. tour supporting Sturgill Simpson.

The new tracks -- “Push Back” and “The Shadows” -- are both produced by Xavier Dphrepaulezz (a.k.a. Fantastic Negrito). The extra tracks are now available for download and streaming, and will be released along with the rest of the album on CD and 180g vinyl in the U.S. on August 11, 2017.

Earlier this year, Fantastic Negrito's The Last Days of Oakland took home the Grammy for Best Contemporary Blues Album Grammy Award. While blues is an integral part of Fantastic Negrito's overall foundation, his music defies genre, blending hip hop, rock, and other styles to create a sound that led Pitchfork's Greil Marcus to say "he could be inventing the blues for the first time."

Last Fall, Xavier made his national television debut as Fantastic Negrito on the season finale of Fox’s Empire, performing both his single “Lost in a Crowd”—the track that brought him to national attention, winning NPR’s inaugural Tiny Desk Concert Contest—and the hit song “Good Enough” alongside “Empire’s” Jamal Lyon.