Thursday 12 January 2017

Sabaton at Vicar Street Dublin. The show in pictures. 10 January 2017

Photos (c) Dani Kammler RockChickenz

"Let's Go" Set To Air at the Pro Bowl and Super Bowl!

"Lets Go" continues to make its mark as a mainstay sports anthem as Chris Clemence joins the ranks of top anthem writers. Originally written with New York in mind, the uprising stadium banger has enjoyed continued success, and is now set to air at the Pro Bowl and Super Bowl LI. "Lets Go" has been a staple this season in the stadiums and arenas of the New York Giants, Jets, Rangers, and Knicks. Look out Gary Glitter, Clemence is well on his way to having his own "Rock & Roll Part 2".

The song really taps into the New York spirit, featuring the signature growl of New York Hardcore legend, Harley Flanagan of the Cro Mags, as well as Madison Square Garden's organist Ray Castoldi, who was recently featured in the New York Times for his organ playing with the Rangers and Knicks: .

Clemence and Flanagan were also recently featured for the new single in Rolling Stone Magazine. Clemence sees nothing but more success for "Lets Go" as the song gains more and more popularity and downloads skyrocket.

"The song has had a really great response, and it's exciting to watch it grow even bigger", said Clemence, "I can't wait to see what happens next."

"Lets Go" featuring Harley Flanagan by Chris Clemence is available for download on iTunes but Clemence says "For the full effect, you have to go hear it at a game"

Twilight Force at Vicar Street Dublin. The show in pictures. 10 January 2017

Photos (c) Dani Kammler RockChickenz


Avenged Sevenfold has announced a treat for their UK fans. From Friday 20th January until Monday 23rd the band will be setting up a pop-up shop – Vlauder Lauders General Store - in London’s Camden to coincide with their two live dates at the 02 Arena. The shop will be based at Camden Market, 215-216 Chalk Farm Road, London, NW1 8AB, and open 10a.m – 6p.m.

The store will be hosting in-store raffles and giveaways of exclusive and signed merchandise every hour on the hour, so fans are advised to check in frequently. Every purchase made at the store also comes with an entry (enter to win) to win surprise gifts.

In addition, world-renowned painter, sculptor and designer from Huntington Beach, Cam Rackam, who collaborated with the band on the album artwork for “Hail To The King” and “Nightmare” will also be in-store creating art pieces in front of a live audience.

Avenged Sevenfold kicked off their 10 date UK tour on 7th January in Dublin, which is already picking up fantastic reviews, prompting the Guardian to comment that “the five-piece methodically discharge booming, arena-filling songs that are as hefty as they are heavy” in their 4* review.

The band’s last visit was in 2013 for a sold out arena tour plus an awe inspiring headline slot at Download Festival in June 2014 which cemented their unshakable reputation for breath-taking live performances.

In October last year Avenged Sevenfold played a groundbreaking live 360 Virtual Reality gig on the roof of Capitol Records in LA after which they surprised fans with the announcement that their new album ‘The Stage’ – their first for Capitol Records - would be available that night. Previously they had made headlines with the release of the title track, co-produced by the band and Joe Barresi (Queens of the Stone Age, Tool) AND a companion video directed by Chris Hopewell (Radiohead, The Killers). The latter has already amassed well over TWELVE million YouTube views.

The Stage is a work of immense scope and ambition, featuring 11 panoramic tracks tied together by an Artificial Intelligence theme. Inspired by the writings of Carl Sagan and Elon Musk, the album is the band’s first thematic release. While the term “AI” conjures up images of robots and fantasy films, the band steers clear of a science fiction storyline. Instead, the album sees them taking a futurist’s look at the accelerated rate at which technology’s intelligence is expanding and what that means—good and bad—for the future.

The album’s epic 15-minute-plus closing track, “Exist,” features a guest appearance by award-winning astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson giving a spoken word performance he penned specifically for the album.

January 2017: Saturday 7th Dublin 3 Arena Tuesday 10th Glasgow The SSE Hydro SOLD OUT Thursday 12th Newcastle Metro Radio Arena Friday 13th Birmingham Genting Arena Sunday 15th Sheffield Arena Monday 16th Manchester Arena Wed 18th Nottingham Motorpoint Arena Thursday 19th Cardiff Motorpoint Arena SOLD OUT Saturday 21st London O2 Arena SOLD OUT Sunday 22nd London 02 Arena

Wednesday 11 January 2017

ACCEPT at Vicar Street Dublin. The show in pictures. 10 January 2017

Photos (c) Dani Kammler | RockChickenz Ireland


You Me At Six are throwing an impromptu show TONIGHT in Leeds to celebrate their soon to be chart topping album! Doors open at 9pm and the first 300 people will get access to the exclusive show.

Monday 9 January 2017

Sewer Rats unleash brand new video for "Mother Acid"

Grimsby-based psych-grunge threesome, Sewer Rats are ready to unleash their awesome, fully-charged sonic devastation into the world with the arrival of their new ‘Mother Acid’ video.

These lads were swamp-fed on a raw diet of proper grunge and balls-out thrash – it’s like freakin’ Motorhead-meets-Mudhoney and Melvins, or something, man.

Anyway, the band has already pricked the right ears and garnered some solid national acclaim playing for London DIY champs Fluffer Records, and playing alongside the likes of Kagoule and Demob Happy. Not too shabby, eh?

Of the EP, vocalist/guitarist, Luke Morris comments: “This is crusty in your face grunge, influenced by the drag of modern day life and all the sh** that comes with it. Some songs are about not giving a fu** about people’s opinions, and some are about heavy trips!” The ‘Mother Acid’ EP is available NOW via Warren Records.