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JOHN 5 Reveals “Season Of The Witch”


– New JOHN 5 AND THE CREATURES Album, Season Of The Witch, out March 3, 2017
 
– Pre-Orders Begin Early February via iTunes
 
– US Tour Kicks off March 3 in Fife, WA 
World-renowned guitarist JOHN 5 recently announced the release of his upcoming eighth full-length solo album, entitled Season Of The Witch. The fully-instrumental album, which features his band The Creatures (bassist Ian Ross and drummer Rodger Carter), is set to hit stores on March 3, 2017. The album features experimentation with various genres – including western swing, Spanish flamenco, heavy metal and more – thoroughly showcasing JOHN 5‘s diverse virtuosic abilities. Pre-orders will become available via iTunes in early February.
JOHN 5 took a different approach with the release of Season Of The Witch, choosing to share his new music with fans throughout 2016 by releasing several tracks individually in the form of various music videos. Tracks/videos released include the fast-paced “Black Grass Plague”, downtempo, introspective “Behind The Nut Love”, hard rocking “Now Fear This”, jazz fusion marathon “Here’s To The Crazy Ones” (featuring a bit of “monkeying around”), heavy metal Claymation shredfest “Making Monsters”, and last but not least, the whiskey-soaked “Hell Haw”. The videos have garnered nearly a million views, collectively.
“Since music is so visual nowadays, I thought these videos would be the best way to get my music out there, and it seems to have worked – now everybody knows the songs on the record,” states JOHN 5. “I put so much work into this record with the videos, the artwork, the songwriting and the playing – out of my catalog, this is by far my favorite solo record.”
Season Of The Witch track listing:
1) Book of Spells
2) Black Grass Plague
3) Guitars, Tits and Monsters
4) Now Fear This
5) Behind the Nut Love
6) Making Monsters
7) Dr. Evil’s Spook Show
8) Here’s To The Crazy Ones
9) The Macabre
10) Triple D
11) Hell Haw
12) Ode to Jasper
13) Season Of The Witch
A recently released Season Of The Witch album teaser trailer, directed by Josh Hasty, is available for here:
Kicking off the same day as the album release, JOHN 5 and The Creatures will embark on an 18-date US tour, beginning in Fife, WA. See below for all currently confirmed tour dates.
JOHN 5 “SEASON OF THE WITCH” Tour Dates:
3/3 – Fife, WA @ Louie G’s
3/4 – Everett, WA @ Tony V’s Garage
3/5 – Portland, OR @ Star Theater
3/10 – San Jose, CA @ The Ritz
3/11 – Fresno, CA @ Fulton 55
3/12 – San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
3/16 – Fullerton, CA @ The Slidebar Rock-n-Roll Cafe
3/17 – West Hollywood, CA @ Whisky A Go Go
3/18 – Las Vegas, NV @ Vamp’d Rock Bar & Grill
3/19 – San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
3/23 – San Antonio, TX @ Fitzgerald’s Bar & Live Music
3/24 – Tyler, TX @ Clicks Live
3/25 – Houston, TX @ Scout’s Bar
3/26 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
4/13 – Newport, KY @ Southgate House
4/14 – Indianapolis, IN @ Vogue
4/15 – Westland, MI @ The Token Lounge
4/16 – Chicago, IL @ Reggies
 
JOHN 5 has worked with a varied range of artists, performing as guitarist for some of the biggest headlining rock bands in the world such as Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson, as well as playing session with Paul Stanley, Rod Stewart, Lynyrd Skynyrd and more. Slash has called JOHN 5, “one of the most mind-blowing guitarists around” and Rob Zombie has dubbed him “a fucking shredder”. JOHN 5 has released seven solo albums to date, as well as a remix album, and has written music for the likes of Avril Lavigne, Garbage, Ricky Martin and others. His upcoming release, Season Of The Witch, follows his previous solo work, Careful With That Axe, which debuted on the Billboard Heatseekers chart upon release in 2014.
JOHN 5 online:
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BLACK MIRRORS Sign Worldwide Deal With Napalm Records & Reveal Details Of Debut EP!


BLACK MIRRORS Sign Worldwide Deal With Napalm Records &
Reveal Details Of Debut EP!

BLACK MIRRORS are a new Garage Rock / Blues Rock gem that enriches the Napalm Records roster and are Belgium’s answer to pretty much every Rock band out there. BLACK MIRRORS sound encompasses endless amount of Rock influences, which have been ruling the Rock N’ Roll universe for decades. If Janis Joplin, Jack White, Anouk, Nirvana and Queens Of The Stone Age ever had the chance to breed, BLACK MIRRORS would have been their favorite creation. This one’s a keeper!

The band on their new home with Napalm Records:
“We are super proud to announce that we signed a record deal with the high-acclaimed label Napalm Records! We are grateful and proud that we can work together with such a big record label and that we’ll be on the same roster like bands as John Garcia, Alter Bridge, Monster Magnet, Brant Bjork among so many others! We are looking forward to working together with the whole Napalm family and to bring our music to every corner of the world and to rock with all of you!See you on the road soon and stay tuned as we will have some other great news coming for you!”

But not enough of good news from team BLACK MIRRORS as their debut EP entitled Funky Queen will be released worldwide on March 3rd 2017 via Napalm Records! Check out the stunning EP artwork Artwork by mighty Sebastian Jerke (Greenleaf, My Sleeping Karma) and track listing below & make sure to catch them live on tour:

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The track listing reads as follows:
1 Funky Queen
2 Kick out the jam (which is the MC5’s cover)
3 The mess
4 Canard vengeur masqué

The EP Funky Queen will be available as a Limited First Edition 4 Page EP Digipack as well as black & colored vinyl.

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16.03.17 DE – Hamburg / Logo
17.03.17 DE – Siegen / Vortex
18.03.17 DE – Düsseldorf / Pitcher
23.03.17 DE – Munich / Backstage
25.03.17 CH – Pratteln / Z7
26.03.17 AT – Vienna / Das Bach
27.03.17 AT – Salzburg / Rockhouse
28.03.17 DE – Mörlenbach-Weiher / Live Music Hall
29.03.17 DE – Lichtenfels / Paunchy Cats
30.03.17 DE – Berlin / Privatclub

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BLACK MIRRORS Headline Shows:
02.03.2017 BE – Brussels / Botanique
07.03.2017 TU – Ankara / ODTÜ
06.04.2017 BE – Antwerp / Trix

For More Info On BLACK MIRRORS Visit:
www.facebook.com/blackmirrorsmusic
www.blackmirrorsmusic.com/
instagram.com/blackmirrorsmusic
twitter.com/BlackMirrorsmus

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PALLBEARER – announce European tour dates for April!


PALLBEARER – announce European tour dates for April!

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2017-01-10 – Fervent Arkansas progressive doom quartet PALLBEARER are incredibly pleased to announce that they will be gracing our UK and European stages in April 2017, for 16 show dates.

Kicking off at the Botanique, Brussels – this run will take PALLBEARER across Belgium, Germany, Sweden, Denmark and the UK before concluding at distinguished Tilburg, Netherlands based underground music festival Roadburn. The 2017 edition of the festival has been part-curated by renowned musician and artist John Baizley (BARONESS), who personally hand-picked PALLBEARER for the illustrious event.

PALLBEARER commented on the tour news:
“As always, we are completely thrilled to venture beyond our own dystopian shores. Europe and the UK have always been a killer experience for us and our return could not come at a more crucial time.”

The dates read as follows:

Last week PALLBEARER announced that their highly anticipated third record »Heartless« will be released on 24th March 2017! »Heartless« will be released via Nuclear Blast Entertainment in the UK, Europe, Australia & New Zealand and via Profound Lore in North America.

 

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DESTRUCTION – kick off the 2nd part of their »Europe Under Attack«


The waiting is over – legendary German thrashers, DESTRUCTION, kick off the second part of their »Europe Under Attack« tour tomorrow at Crash, Freiburg, Germany. As support acts for this 25-show trek, they will not only bring the Brazilian thrash institution NERVOSA with them, but also GONOREAS from Switzerland as well as the German shredhopes REZET. Find all current dates for this inferno below!

Grab your chance to win a meet & greet with DESTRUCTION and a tour shirt, and take part in the following Nuclear Blast raffle:

»Europe Under Attack 2017«

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Krysthla announce new album ‘Peace In Our Time’


Krysthla announce new album ‘Peace In Our Time’

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Hailed by Metal Hammer Magazine (UK) as “setting 2016 on fire” (alongside TexturesDream TheaterAnthrax, and Devin Townsend) one of the finest extreme metal acts around will release their sophomore album this April.

Titled ‘Peace In Our Time’, this new studio offering from Krysthla sees the British five-piece producing something extremely special. Part metal, part extreme, part technical, part progressive… Aurally this is a metal fan’s nirvana. There’s an abundance of aggression on offer, and yet the power of the band is amplified even more with melodic tinges and lighter musical landscapes, which never detract from the powerhouse delivery Krysthla is renowned for.

k3hiresFollowing the announcement of their debut album ‘A War Of Souls And Desires’ in July 2015, Krysthla broke into Amazon UK’s pre-release Top 10 album chart (alongside the likes of Iron Maiden and Disturbed), featured in-store nationwide at HMV as a “recommended buy” and lead music video ‘Luminosity’ was playlisted on Scuzz TV.

Krysthla’s debut album received extremely positive reviews from the music press, setting the band up for an exceptional 2016. From their extensive European tour with Decapitated to a prestigious slot on the Sophie Lancaster stage at Bloodstock Open Air, and main support to Textures at Mammothfest, Krysthla has crafted their music and live shows to such a high standard, that they can’t be ignored.

With ‘Peace In Our Time’, this is the sound of a band that has quickly found its place in the metal market, and given the chance, Krysthla will take the scene by storm.

The new album ‘Peace In Our Time’ is released 7th April via PHD.

 

Watch ‘Depths’ (official lyric video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdL7jjrt124

KRYSTHLA LIVE

26th March – LEICESTER, The Firebug
9th April – COVENTRY, MACCOV @The Arches
21st April – BOLTON, The Alma
22nd April – WARRINGTON, The Brewhouse
28th April – CARDIFF, Fuel
5th May – HIGH WYCOMBE, Phoenix
6th May – WORTHING. Bar 42
7th May – BOURNEMOUTH, The Anvil
12th May – INVERNESS, Mad Hatters
13th May – DUNDEE, Beat Generator
26th May – NORTHAMPTON, King Billy Rock Bar
27th May – LONDON, The Devonshire Arms
28th May – LEICESTER, Uprising Aftermath @ The Firebug
24th June – NORWICH, B2
1st July – MILTON KEYNES, Craufurd Arms

More dates to be announced.

KRYSTHLA IS:

Adi Mayes – Vocals
Neil Hudson – Guitars
Carl Davis – Bass
Noel Davis – Guitars
Wayne Minney – Drums

Website – www.krysthla.co.uk
Facebook – www.facebook.com/krysthla
Twitter – https://twitter.com/Krysthlaband
You Tube / Instagram

Photo credit: Marie Korner Photography

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Courtesans Announce ‘Better Safe Than Sober’ EP release


London doom pop group Courtesans announce ‘Better Safe Than Sober’ official E.P. release date and unveil new single ‘Mesmerise’

“This is a band who do what they want, dress how they want and sound how they want” – RAMzine

“Be prepared to have your world shattered” – All About The Rock

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Following the release of their acclaimed debut album ‘1917’ and last year’s successful Pledge Music campaign, this coming March sees the release of Courtesans stunning new E.P. ‘Better Safe Than Sober’.
Blending dark pop smarts with industrial subtleties and combined with a grunge-esque rock, trip-hop landscape; Courtesans new E.P. is one of the first unique sonic amalgamations to be heard in 2017.
Listen to ‘Mesmerise’ here:

 

Hailing from London, England, the four members of Courtesans come together as one to deliver songs that shake up establishments, break down walls and fearlessly dare to be different amongst a plethora of carbon copy carnage.
Dark meets light, disturbing yet liberating; the five tracks on offer serve to be devoured and are the sound of a group set to soar.

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‘Better Safe Than Sober’ is released Friday 31st March 2017.
COURTESANS LIVE
18th February – LONDON – Electrowerkz

22nd February – LEEDS – Lending Room

23rd February – EDINBURGH – Bannermans

24th February – GLASGOW – Ivory Blacks

25th February – NEWCASTLE – Think Tank

17th March – SOUTHAMPTON – Talking Heads

25th March – CARDIFF – The Full Moon

1st April – MANCHESTER – Ruby Lounge

28th April – BRIGHTON – Green Door Store
More dates to be announced.
. Official Website

. Courtesans on Facebook

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