HEART IN HAND
reveal new album details

Melodic Hardcore Kings HEART IN HAND have revealed that their brand new album, entitled “A Beautiful White”, will be released November 3rd on SOAR/Century Media Records in Europe.

Having formed in late 2008, HEART IN HAND undoubtedly have their own signature brand of Melodic Hardcore, and the world is starting to notice. Combining ferocious and dynamic heaviness with majestically layered soundscapes to startling effect. Touring with artists such as Miss May I, Bleed From Within, Heart Of A Coward, Comeback Kid, Hacktivist, Texas In July, For The Fallen Dreams, Dead Swans, Carpathian and Gallows to name a few.

Now HEART IN HAND return with their most accomplished and dynamic record to date – “A Beautiful White”. Choosing this time to self-produce, the band also enlisted the reputable ears of Will Putney at Machine Shop Studios (Thy Art Is Murder, Northlane), USA for mixing duties.

“A Beautiful White” track-listing:
01 Mae
02 A Beautiful White
03 Colours And Chemicals
04 Crying Shame
05 …
06 Poison Pen Letters
07 Last Night
08 Regain.Recover. Reprise
09 New Years Eve
10 My Heart Belongs In Denmark
11 Never Again
12 Jasmine

Here’s what the band had to say about the new album: “A Beautiful White is an album about fresh starts and overcoming problems that face you in life. Coming out of the darkness into the light and not letting bad things in life hold you back.This record has more diversity than our previous releases; we tried different things musically as well as vocally. There’s a guest spot which perfectly complements the song it’s featured on and the overall sound is a much more accomplished effort!”

HEART IN HAND will be on tour throughout the UK & Europe with The Amity Affliction in support of “A Beautiful White”, which will be released on November 3rd.

HEART IN HAND live:
Supporting The Amity Affliction
14.11.14 Germany Stuttgart @ ClubCann
15.11.14 Denmark Copenhagen @ KB18
16.11.14 Sweden Gothenburg @ Sticky Fingers
17.11.14 Norway Oslo @ John Dee
18.11.14 Germany Hamburg @ Klubsen
19.11.14 Germany Berlin @ Lido
20.11.14 Czech Rep Prague @ Lucerna
21.11.14 Poland Warsaw @ Proxima
22.11.14 Austria Wien @ Arena
23.11.14 Italy Milan @ Live Forum
24.11.14 Germany München @ Backstage
25.11.14 Switzerland Aarau @ Kiff
26.11.14 France Paris @ La Boule Noire
28.11.14 UK Birmingham @ Institute Temple
29.11.14 UK Glasgow @ Classic Grand
30.11.14 UK Manchester @ Gorilla
01.12.14 UK Cardiff @ Clwb Ifor Bach
02.12.14 UK London @ O2 Islington Academy 

03.12.14 Belgium Aarschot @ De Klinker
04.12.14 Holland Arnhem @ Willemeen
05.12.14 Germany Leipzig @ Conne Island
06.12.14 Germany Köln @ Essigfabrik

Heart In Hand online:
www.facebook.com/heartinhandukmh
www.twitter.com/heartinhand
http://instagram.com/heartinhanduk

Century Media Records online:
http://www.centurymedia.com
http://www.youtube.com/centurymedia
http://twitter.com/centurymediaeu
http://www.facebook.com/centurymedia

Century Media webshop:
http://www.cmdistro.com

 

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XANDER DUELL
 
‘EARTH ON ITS AXIS’
WATCH VIDEO HERE
ALBUM PRODUCED BY ANDREW WYATT OF MIIKE SNOW AND DAMON McMAHON OF AMEN DUNES OUT LATER THIS YEAR
Following the release of his debut long-player on Mexican Summer in 2011, New York City artist Xander Duell returns with new album ‘Wade Laiste’ on Swedish art collective INGRID label later this year.
For his follow-up full-length Wade Laiste, Xander was able to bring together the unlikely musical pairing of producers Andrew Wyatt of  Miike Snow, and Damon McMahon, creator of Amen Dunes.
The album was recorded in Sear Sound, one of New York City’s most renowned and historic recording studios, with a hyper-real rhythm section composed of David Bowie’s drummer (Sterling Campbell) and Maxwell’s bassist (Hod David), as well as musical accompaniment by producers Andrew Wyatt and Damon McMahon.
The first single to be taken off the album is ‘Earth On Its Axis’, watch the video here:
WATCH TO ‘EARTH ON ITS AXIS’ VIDEO: http://youtu.be/f8KVThrXedw

“Then in a drunken haze, stabbed her in the parking lot of a TGI Friday’s,” sings Xander on this track. It’s David Lynch blues & pill-head 2014 Avant-soul born from some of the deepest and most unusually combined musicianship on any record to come out of New York City for quite some time.
When a teenager, Xander Duell started the band Inouk with his brother. He later joined Ambulance LTD, where he co-wrote songs.
His solo debut, Experimental Tape No.2, Vol.1 was a collection of recordings done in a Chelsea apartment on Garage Band over the course of two years, late late at night and in the early morning. It was rich and involved pop song craft, mixed with uncompromising drug-damaged confession and discordance in songs that sometimes clocked in under a minute. The songs were fragmented paeans to regret, hallucination, hatred, and love, insanely and indiscriminately pieced together with anything he could get his hands on: cheesy MIDI piano, synth patches, drum machine wanderings, nylon string guitar, and lush three and four-part harmony.
Perhaps it was a bit too much for most people to wrap their heads around at the time, but where Experimental Tape No.2, Vol.1 was raw and inward bedroom-pop, new album Wade Laiste is slick and extroverted future soul.
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ME FIRST AND THE GIMME GIMMES TO CO-HEADLINE THE Jägermeister Music Tour 2014 WITH THE SKINTS

SUPPORT ACTS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON

O2 and Jägermeister presale from Wednesday September 17th 2014
General Tickets sales will then be available from  www.ticketweb.co.uk and 0844 477 2000 on September 19th  2014

Win VIP tickets from www.facebook.com/JagerMusicUK 

OVER 18s ONLY

Friday 12th September Jägermeister is proud to announce its fourthJägermeister Music UK Tour in December 2014, once again providing a huge line up for a small ticket price. Last year’s tour saw the mighty GHOST, GOJIRA and THE DEFILED play to over 15,921 music fans as they packed out venues up and down the country. This year’s tour is set to repeat the success of the 2013 run, with a four-date tour headlined by Punk Rock legends ME FIRST AND THE GIMME GIMMES.

When five young friends from some of the mightiest bands on Fat Wreck Chords got together in the magical era of the 90’s and decided to bring together their collective wit to re-imagine pop songs as instant punk rock classics, they became the best cover band in the world. Featuring Spike Slawson on vocals, NOFX’s Fat Mike on bass, Lagwagon’s Joey Cape on rhythm guitar, current Foo Fighters member Chris Shiflett on lead guitar, and Lagwagon’s Dave Raun on drums, ME FIRST AND THE GIMME GIMMES are a supergroup. THE GIMMES will be hitting Jägermeister Music Tour UK dates in support of their latest album “Are We Not Men? We Are Diva!”,released earlier this year and are inviting you to mosh your way through Whitney Houston’s ‘I Will Always Love you’ and Paula Abdul’s classic ‘Straight Up’ amongst many more.

East London-based reggae-dub four-piece THE SKINTS will co-headline this year’s event, bringing an infectious fusion of Jamaican styles to the fore with their pop hooks, grimey raps, filthy basslines and punk rock ethic, creating the perfect mix to get the party crowd on their feet. Following the release of their “Short Change” EP earlier this year, the genre-defying outfit supported byJägermeister on their band roster, has spent the summer recording their highly anticipated third album with renowned producer and close friend, Prince Fatty. Well-versed in setting festival scenes and stages alight, their inimitable live performances are not to be missed.
THE SKINTS said: “We’re really excited to be on the Jägermeister tour, playing with Me First and the Gimme Gimmes is very humbling for us. The band and crew are all great people and we can’t wait to play some UK venues for the first time this year due to being in Europe and the studio. A punky reggae party indeed.”

Two support acts will be announced in the coming weeks to join the dates, which are as follows:

December 18th – Liverpool O2 Academy
December 19th – Leicester O2 Academy
December 20th- Leeds O2 Academy
December 21st – London, O2 Academy Brixton

At an incredible one off price of just £10.00 per person (subject to booking fees) – thanks to Jägermeister subsidising admission – tickets for the2014 Jägermeister UK Music Tour are likely to sell out very quickly.
O2 and Jägermeister presale from Wednesday September 17th 2014
General Tickets sales will then be available from  www.ticketweb.co.ukand 0844 477 2000 on September 19th  2014

Win VIP tickets from www.facebook.com/JagerMusicUK

 

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SOEN

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PROGRESSIVE MASTERS RETURN WITH NEW / SECOND STUDIO ALBUM, ‘TELLURIAN’,

SET FOR RELEASE VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS ON NOV 3RD

 

 

IT’S HARD to put a handle on SOEN, but if progressive music is ‘entertainment for those who are easily bored’, then this Swedish outfit fits easily under that heading.

 

As forthcoming  / second studio album, ‘Tellurian’, makes plain, SOEN – that’s drummerMartin Lopez (ex-Opeth, Amon Amarth), vocalist Joel Ekelöf (Willowtree), guitarist Joakim Platbarzdis & bassist Stefan Stenberg – are not concerned with the simple or the shallow; their musical journey takes an altogether more ambitious path, and the result is an expansive body of work, wrapped up in the stunning art of Mexican painter José Luis López Galván, that consistently challenges without being ‘clever-clever’ or tough to enjoy.

 

The melodies are intricate, the playing muscular and the choruses soaring; overall, the feel is one of a band – aided by Christian Andolf on keys – whose intent is very much in synch with the sort of core values (skilled musicianship, emotion over precision, importance of album artwork, etc.) that seem to be back in vogue…

 

Produced by Platbarzdis (who also played some of the bass), mixed by the legendary / Grammy Award-winning David Bottrill (ToolSmashing PumpkinsMuse, King Crimson,etc.) and mastered at Bob Ludwig’s Gateway set-up in the US, ‘Tellurian’ sees SOEN taking the approach of their ‘Cognitive’ debut (2012, Spinefarm Records) and pushing the boundaries in terms of musical scope, the whole thing shot through with the confidence of a band who have found their voice.

 

Rhythmic, experimental and flowing, and with the ‘muso’ side never taking precedence over a good song and a telling chorus, ‘Tellurian’ (‘relating to, or inhabiting the earth’) will appeal to anyone with an ear for quality playing, and there’s further reward to be had below the surface, with the lyrics taking a more direct route than on ‘Cognitive’, and the construction of the material – including first single / video ‘Tabula Rasa’ (‘Clean Slate’) – allowing room for the raw emotion to shine through.

 

Music for the head and the heart.

 

 

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BUTCHER BABIES
launch first track from upcoming ‘Uncovered’ EP

Taking a page from heroes Metallica and Guns N’ Roses, Los Angeles breakthrough metal act, BUTCHER BABIES, has recorded an EP of cover tunes that will surely please fans of the band, as well as fans of the artists that performed them originally. Titled “Uncovered”, this EP will be released on October 6 in Europe (digital only) and on September 30 in North America and features the following five tracks:

“Uncovered” track-listing:
1. Beer Drinkers And Hell Raisers
2. They’re Coming To Take Me Away
3. Don’t Give A Fuck
4. Crazy Horses
5. Pussy Whipped

For a preview of “Uncovered”, BUTCHER BABIES has posted their cover of “They’re Coming To Take Me Away” online:http://youtu.be/x_KElJ0vL-g

BUTCHER BABIES online:
www.facebook.com/ButcherBabiesMusic
www.twitter.com/ButcherBabies

Century Media Records online:
http://www.centurymedia.com
http://www.youtube.com/centurymedia
http://twitter.com/centurymediaeu
http://www.facebook.com/centurymedia

Century Media webshop:
http://www.cmdistro.com

 

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