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“Easing in with guitar and sax, the song is slightly bent and a bit disturbing. This is not your mother’s “Summertime,” that’s for sure!” – Acoustic Nation
French post-rock/metal minstrels KLONE are releasing their evocative new album, Here Comes The Sun, on April 27th via Klonosphere/Pelagic Records. If you are a fan of Steven Wilson, Anathema or even Opeth, KLONE is a band you should be paying attention to!
The six talented members of KLONE combine
their influences into one cohesive and satisfying progressive stew with
mature, otherworldly rock overtones. Today, fans can witness the art of
KLONE first-hand via a track premiere of their haunting cover
version of the traditional classic “Summertime”. Guitar World says it
best, “I know what you’re
thinking. You’ve heard this song a million times. But I can guarantee
you’ve not heard this dark and intense version from French metal band, KLONE.
Easing in with guitar and sax, the song is slightly bent and a bit
disturbing. This is not your mother’s “Summertime,” that’s for sure!”
Guillaume Bernard, KLONE guitarist and lead co-writer states, “I
have great memories of this song, all the way back to when I first
performed it at school when I was 10 years old. Since then, this melody
has looped in my head and I really wanted to release it with my own
feeling and artistic rendering. This song is emotionally strong and
timeless. I’m a big fan of the Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong
cover, and also Janis Joplin’s. We attempted to perform the song with
these two versions in mind, but with our own KLONE twist!”
KLONE’s Here Comes The Sun
is self-produced by the band in conjunction with longtime co-producer
Francis Castes and sees the band evolve from their heavy metal roots to a
more ethereal post-rock sound, without losing one bit of intensity.
Driven by heavy riffing as much as by delay-soaked guitar-reverie and
careful vocal melodies, melancholia defines the band's sound while
leaving room for a much broader emotional spectrum.
When you take a closer look at KLONE’s
discography (below), their progress appears like a logical evolution:
each album is unique, and each one has served to make the follow-up less
predictable. After releasing the sublime The Dreamer’s Hideaway in 2012 with more progressive outlines, the current incarnation of KLONE offers a new journey, more captivating and meditative than ever. With Here Comes the Sun, KLONE gives each melody time to unfold, leading the listener to a peculiar universe where the sun is the central theme. Here Comes The Sun gives a whole new dimension to what KLONE have offered before.
With Here Comes The Sun, the band's songwriting has reached the next level. KLONE have opened for bands like Gojira, King’s X and Orphaned Land, and have played the main stage at Hellfest. Here Comes The Sun is the album that will see KLONE be thrust into the limelight. It's just too good to be ignored – take a listen, and decide for yourself.
Duplicate - 2003 (Klonosphere/Musicast)
High Blood Pressure - 2004 (Klonosphere/Musicast)
All Seeing Eye - 2008 (Season Of Mist)
Black Days - 2010 (Season Of Mist)
The Eye of Needle EP - 2011 (Klonosphere/Season of Mist)
The Dreamer’s Hideaway - 2012 (Klonosphere/Season Of Mist)
Here Comes The Sun – 2015 (Verycords/Klonosphere/Warner/PHD)
Yann Ligner : Vocals
Guillaume Bernard : Atmospheric Guitar
Aldrick Guadagnino : Guitar
Jean Etienne Maillard : Bass
Florent Marcadet : Drums (also of recognized French progressive metal group Hacride)
celebrate the announcement of their tour with Quintron and Miss Pussycat, Nots
have released their new video for 'White Noise' on NOISEY. The video was
directed by 9RIS 9RIS using VHS equipment
at legendary New Orleans dive, Saturn Bar.
w/ Black Lips
""Decadence" is the cool, mean, low-toned single from debut LP We Are Nots. Utterly vindictive, it sounds like Notsare actively cornering some helpless soul: Alexandra Eastburn's skinny synth lines are frantic whips, Madison Farmer's bass is a dark rumble, and drummer Charlotte Wilson bashes tense anxiety. Hoffmann hollers a properly twisted melody, calling out an enemy's excesses before getting high on her own tricks." --Pitchfork
Over the past three years, Nots has been writing, recording and playing in Memphis, Tennessee. A longtime collaboration between Natalie Hoffmann (guitar) and Charlotte Watson (drums), Nots has evolved into it's wildest incarnation yet. Featuring Madison Farmer on bass and Alexandra Eastburn on synthesizer, Nots follow up their first two singles on Goner Records with their guitar-driven, synth-laden debut LP "We are Nots." Recorded in the summer of 2014 in Memphis by Doug Easley, "We Are Nots" is OUT now on Goner Records.
"There's a constant post mortem + excavation of the Memphis music underground by vultures of both the Euro and American varieties. Bands form, toil and scheme, mutate, play and record only to wither away in the seemingly unrelenting wall of indifference. Plod ahead a few years, label x or label z discovers + excavates the musical rubble as much for autocratic as historic purposes. A gold star and a box of records to the winner.
Nix the assertion Nots are a side project, a spin off, a revival of some fashionable subset of your record collection. Evolving headstrong their white noise is without compromise or concession. Brass venom yelled atop a torrent of twisted guitar shards, so human, barbed and unruly. Obliterate the retroactive retreat NOTS are NOW." -- John Hoppe
2ube Xtra launches on Wednesday 15th April at 5pm from the Paul McCartney Auditorium in LIPA to a live audience and online viewers around the world.
The event will feature the best Liverpool based emerging artists
together with exclusive interviews and performances from the likes of Mark Ronson, The Wombats, Noddy Holder of Slade, Stealing Sheep and Echo and the Bunnymen to name but a few.
INTERNATIONAL TV DEBUT FOR 11 YEAR OLD KENZIE WALKER
GRAMMY WINNER JASON CRABB INTRODUCES KENZIE TO TBN'S WORLDWIDE AUDIENCE
ONCE ABANDONED AT A TRAIN STATION IN CHINA IN A PAPER BOX, NOW A RECORDING ARTIST!
DEBUT SOLO EP, SMALLEST GIFTS, SET FOR RELEASE MAY 19
Grammy Winner Jason Crabb interviews Kenzie on the set of TBN's Praise The Lord program.
Kenzie performs "Heaven Came Down"
Jason Crabb and Kenzie pose for a photo
KENZIE WALKER is
an amazing 11-year-old vocalist with an even more amazing story! The
pint-sized prodigy recently made her international television debut on TBN, the Trinity Broadcasting Network. Grammy award winner Jason Crabb welcomed the young singer to the set of thePraise the Lordtelevision show taped before a live audience at Trinity Music City in Nashville, TN.
Walker shared her incredibly gripping story with the audience and performed a few selections from her upcoming EP, Smallest Gifts, set for release on May 19, 2015.
in the Hunan Province of China, Kenzie was abandoned in a paper box at a
train station clothed in nothing more than a light blue jacket. In the
early morning hours, this innocent baby girl was found by a kind
stranger and taken to an orphanage in China where she lived the first
year of her life. This little girl was adopted by a couple from Texas
approximately at one year old and raised in the United States.
From that moment, Kenzie began to grow up and live as any normal American child, with one extraordinary exception.
on her parents noticed had a special fondness for anything
musical. She would sing along with clock chimes, memorize lyrics to
songs she heard and sing complete songs when she was barely able to
forward through the last 11 years on Kenzie’s unusual life journey and
not only has she performed the National Anthem for the Major League
Baseball team the Houston Astros but has landed a record deal after
being discovered by veteran producer and 2015 GRAMMY Nominee, Mark Carman.
At such a young age, Kenzie is already set to share her musical talent with the world. Smallest Gifts, Kenzie's debut EP will be released by Mansion Entertainment and distributed by Sony/RED on May 19, 2015 and a tour targeting Southeast Asia in late 2015 is in the planning stages.
“Heaven Come Down,” Kenzie's first single, is already making an impact with radio programmers warmly embracing the music.
OUT ON ITUNES TONIGHT at MIDNIGHT - APRIL 7: iTUNES PREMIERES THE GREAT KAT’S NEW RINGTONE: "GODDESS SHREDS LIVE IN CHICAGO"!
The Great Kat, “Top 10 Fastest Shredders of All Time” Shreds guitar Live
in Chicago while worshippers bow to their METAL MESSIAH! http://www.greatkat.com/ringtones/greatkatringtones.html.
Get your Great Kat Ringtone for iPhone! To download:
Go to theiTunesStore on your iPhone.
Search for“Great Kat.”
Download your favorite Great Kat ShredClassical Ringtones, including:
About The Great Kat Guitar/Violin Virtuoso: The Great Kathttp://www.greatkat.com is the world-famous Juilliard graduate Classical Violin Virtuoso/Carnegie Recital Hall Violin Soloist/Winner of “Artists International Competition”/Violin Prodigy Soloist for NYC Mayor Ed Koch and Coahuila Mexico Governor Flores Tapia/Awarded the "Certificate of Merit" from New York Governor Mario Cuomo - turned world’s fastest Shred Guitar Virtuoso/“TOP 10 FASTEST SHREDDERS OF ALL TIME” (Guitar One Magazine) and the Reincarnation of Beethoven.Timothy Leary, mind-altering guru collaborated with The Great Kat Violin Virtuoso on the rock song "Right Brain Lover". The
Great Kat is resurrecting Classical Music with shred guitar and violin
virtuosity and is the only Guitar/Violin DOUBLE virtuoso since Niccolo Paganini. Retailing giant Tesco is now featuring The Great Kat’s virtuoso Vivaldi's “The Four Seasons” music in the TV commercial for the popular Activision video game “Call of Duty: Ghosts” http://youtu.be/6tW_ik2J000 .Jay Thomas of “Mork & Mindy” & “Cheers” fame, just interviewed the outrageous Great Kat on The Jay Thomas Show on SiriusXM radio – highlights at http://youtu.be/PQBgNoCld9E. Coming soon BBC Radio's Rainer Hersch, Pianist and Entertainer Interviews The Great Kat on "FAST AND FURIOSO" - BBC RADIO 4 - Preview at http://youtu.be/OiGRaD7q1hs . More info: http://www.greatkat.com.
SAY LOU LOU RELEASE STUDIO ALBUM “LUCID DREAMING” TODAY!(À Deux Records/Cosmos Music)
PREMIERE VIDEO FOR SINGLE “NOTHING BUT A HEARTBEAT” NORTH AMERICAN TOUR STARTS NEXT MONTH
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES 05/11 – Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, NY - TICKETS 05/12 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY - TICKETS 05/14 – Bootleg Theatre – Los Angeles, CA - TICKETS 05/15 – Popscene at Rickshaw Stop – San Francisco, CA - TICKETS
Today, the dreamy pop duo Say Lou Lou released their highly anticipated debut album “Lucid Dreaming” worldwide via À Deux Records/Cosmos Music. “Lucid Dreaming” is now available on all digital platforms including iTunes, Amazon and Spotify, and in physical format in stores nationwide and to order via Amazon.com.
To celebrate the release of “Lucid Dreaming,” the Swedish/Australian siblings also premiered the official video for their current and critically acclaimed single “Nothing But A Heartbeat” via Noisey.com. Watch the video here.
The video was directed by Joanna Nordahl and features Miranda and Elektra
caught inside the same dream/nightmare; a repeating loop of events and
movement that ends and begins with them jumping off a building, falling
into a dark void of nothingness and waking up in a jungle. “Say Lou Lou wished for a video that would capture the essence of the album's theme “Lucid Dreaming”
explains Nordahl. “I sought inspiration in documentaries on lucid
dreamers, listened to Hans Zimmer for days, read excerpts from On Being
Ill by Virginia Woolf and kept a dream diary of my own while writing the
narrative. I wanted the story to draw parallels to big religious ideas
while exploring some personal thoughts on mental sanity. I’m a huge fan
of Von Trier’s film Melancholia… So, in retrospect, I believe that
probably served as an influence as well.”
In other news, Say Lou Lou
will be making a welcomed return to North American shores next month
for a handful select of live dates. The tour is close to selling out and
remaining tickets can be purchased below.
Soon after the release of rock and roll icon Jameson Burt's new single "Let It Pass" comes the accompanying music video, premiering now over at Baeble Music. Coming off his recently released Carnivore
EP, the track is a slow-churning suspense builder. The sinister
sounding guitar plucking throughout the song sets the tone, allowing
syncopated drums and bass lines to enter in time. The tension is broken
only by Jameson's R&B-like falsetto bridges. The overall feel has a
very Iron and Wine vibe to it, but with more of an element of danger.
The video itself is a beautifully haunting reflection of the song's
lyrical content. Documenting a woman's night sleepwalking in an isolated
hotel room, it displays the struggle of going through life and trying
to get yourself together when you are only "half-awake," when only part
of you is really present. The woman tries to start her day, but spirals
into a near psychotic episode as her conscious self and unconscious self
seem to do battle in her own body. Jameson Burt
himself is present in the room, a stoic witness as the woman futilely
tries to collect herself while plunging deeper and deeper into her
dream-state. Violent lighting shines on the woman, evoking a feeling of
desperation and chaos. Her effort to carry on with her life is thwarted
as the psychological torture proves to be too much and she retires to
bed once again. Lines such as "You're living, dying one day at a time"
are heavily accentuated by the video. Overwhelmed by the fact that time
keeps moving and we're all being thrust into the infinite abyss
constantly, the way in which we live our lives is merely a reflection of
how aware we are of this.
The "Let It Pass" music video is premiering now at Baeble Music. Be sure to check it out here. You can also give it a listen via Jameson Burt's Soundcloud page or head to his Planetary page for more information.
Carnivore is out now via an Independent release, published by Auditorius BMG/Chrysalis.
K.I.D MONDAY, APRIL 20, 2015 THE GARRISON – TORONTO Doors: 8:00PM Show: 9:00PMTICKETS ON SALE WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8 AT 10AM
Tickets also available at Rotate This and SoundscapesCall 1-888-222-6608 to charge by phoneTickets (incl. HST) $7.00 (plus service charges) 19+ / General AdmissionAfter high-school, Kara and Bobby (K.I.D.) were deemed unfit for higher education. The two found themselves dwelling in their alcoholic mother's basement and tracking demos they would later classify as "garage pop." Their debut release features cuts like "I Wish I Was Your Cigarette," a gritty ode to theanguish of youth and unrequited love. As well as "Stoned on the School Bus," a dreary ballad delivered from Kara and Bobby's melancholic perspective.-
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One of the hottest industrial acts from Canada is Ottawa‘s ENCEPHALON. The project from Matt Gifford, Sam Mainer (Programming, Production) and One of the hottest industrial acts from Canada is Ottawa‘s ENCEPHALON. The project from Matt Gifford, Sam Mainer (Programming, Production), and female keyboard player Alis Keller (Keyboards, Visuals multimedia) is now finally rounding up to present the much anticipated successor to their debut album The Transhuman Condition released by Dependent in 2011. Since then, the band has performed at various festivals in Canada and the US, fortifying their “up and coming” status with energy-bursting live shows.
The second album Psychogenesis took Encephalon three years to make. IT possesses a far darker outlook towards the future than the optimistic futuristic counterpart The Transhuman Condition. The new album is focusing on how the luxuries of technology could ultimately weaken the human experience, nanophobia, and the grim possibilities that may await those who would attempt to attain immortality at all costs. A soundscape of thunderous orchestras merging with searing electronics weave a vision of organic and mechanical lifeforms colliding as vocalist Matt Giffords ominous yet versatile narration gives each track the feeling of a chapter in a larger story that continues throughout the album.
ROCK AND CAMPING FESTIVAL DEBUTS MAY 9 IN SOMERSET, WI
AS PART OF THE WORLD'S LOUDEST MONTH FESTIVAL SERIES
are now SOLD OUT for the first-ever Northern Invasion—the newest
addition to the World's Loudest Month festival series—Saturday, May 9 at
Somerset Amphitheater in Somerset, WI, just outside the Twin Cities.
new rock and camping festival will feature an unbelievable first-year
lineup headlined by global rock juggernauts Slipknot, with a roster of
rock heavyweights including Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat, Three Days
Grace, Halestorm, The Pretty Reckless, In This Moment, Anthrax, Falling
In Reverse, Motionless In White, Young Guns, Thousand Foot Krutch, We
Are Harlot, Starset and Crobot.
part of the Road To Invasion, presented by 93x, one lucky band will
have the chance to play Northern Invasion. An epic Battle Of The Bands
will be held May 1 at Mill City Nights in downtown Minneapolis,
featuring Piranha, Antistar, Cold Kingdom, Via and Sin City Escape
competing for the coveted performance slot. Tickets to the Road To
Invasion Battle Of The Bands are onsale now at MillCityNights.com. For more details, visit: http://www.93x.com/2015/04/10/road-to-northern-invasion/.
Invasion offers a full day of music on Saturday, May 9, along with a
Friday Night Bonfire Party for all who’ve purchased a camping or hotel
Northern Invasion is supported by Jack Daniel's, Monster Energy, Bud Light, Pabst Blue Ribbon and Jägermeister.
Northern Invasion is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, AEG Live and RockHouse Presents.
Amphitheater has been a favorite Midwest music venue since the late
'80s. Located on the Apple River and less than 40 minutes from the Twin
Cities, for years it has served as a summer hub for music and camping
for those from Minnesota, Wisconsin and beyond.
= FULL LINEUP ANNOUNCED 2015 Teaser Video Released New Stage Added GA & VIP Tickets On Sale Now Lower Camping Prices 18+
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 16, 2015 — The fourth annual Summer Set Music and Camping Festival (SSMF) returns to the beautiful Somerset Amphitheater in Northern Wisconsin with the festival’s most impressive lineup yet. Known for showcasing an eclectic mix of hip-hop, indie, and jam-style artists alongside some of electronic dance music’s most sought after producers and DJs, SSMF is set to deliver a diverse lineup featuring over 70 artists, performing across five stages.
This year's headliners include dance music phenomenon DEADMAU5, which marks his only announced Midwest festival appearance, mysterious R&B mega-sensation THE WEEKND, and bass music innovator BASSNECTAR, who returns after an unforgettable set in 2014. Summer Set mainstays BIG GIGANTIC will also return for their fourth year with a very special jam session. Featuring a wide variety of performers across multiple genres, other artists include Action Bronson, Rae Sremmurd, Die Antwoord, and Earl Sweatshirt to Thievery Corporation, Lotus, Odesza, Tune Yards, Shiba San, Carnage, Tchami, and more to round out the bill.
Check out the Official SSMF 2015 Announce Video: https://youtu.be/iR0IVtdJIiI
As Summer Set continues to grow, the festival grounds will once again expand to provide music enthusiasts with the ultimate experience and atmosphere. For the second year in a row, the festival adds another stage with increased production, bringing the total number of stages to five. The new stage, dubbed A Live One, will feature critically acclaimed bands with live performances from Purity Ring, Tycho, Tanlines, Lettuce, Railroad Earth, and many more.
2015 marks a special year for Summer Set’s hip-hop fans as Wu Tang’s Ghostface Killah hits the stage with Toronto jazz trio BADBADNOTGOOD for one of their notorious live performances. Additionally, in celebration of the 20-year anniversary since the release of their renowned second album, which includes the Grammy Award-Winning Song "Tha Crossroads,” Bone Thugs-N-Harmony will be performing their full-length album E. 1999 Eternal in full.
To accompany the eclectic lineup, Summer Set provides festival-goers with affordable VIP camping packages that offers unrivaled amenities and perks, including private restrooms and showers, full assistance from dedicated VIP staff members, access to all after parties, and private viewing areas at the Main Stage and Grove Stage, plus much more. Attendees will be provided with preferred on-site parking and advanced entry to “The Woods” VIP campgrounds, beginning on Thursday August 14th at 4:00 pm, ahead of the General Admission ticket holders. Free professional massages, and an additional mini-stage featuring intimate DJ sets exclusive to VIP campers, will also join the VIP amenities in 2015.
SSMF has taken extensive fan feedback into consideration and is dedicated to providing the best possible experience year after year for the fans and artists. Camping prices have been significantly reduced, starting as low as $99 per campsite, which equals roughly $22/person to camp for the weekend, and there will be more experiential interactive elements than in past years.
Festival Assets: 2015 Announce Video: https://youtu.be/iR0IVtdJIiI 2015 Flyer: http://bit.ly/SSMF2015_Flyer Ticketing Link: www.summersetfestival.com Official video recaps: http://bit.ly/SSMF_Vids Pictures: http://bit.ly/SSMF_Pix SUMMER SET 2015 ARTISTS (listed alphabetically): Audien BadBadNotGood & Ghostface Killah Bakermat Bassnectar Big Gigantic Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Boombox Borgeous Brillz Carnage Deadmau5 Die Antwoord Ear Phunk Earl Sweatshirt Eats Everything G Eazy Giraffage Haywyre Hippo Campus Hoseshoes & Hand Grenades Jauz Kap Slap Keys N Krates Lettuce Lil Dicky Lizzo Lotus Manic Focus Milk & Cookies Nahko & Medicine For The People Odesza Purity Ring Rae Sremmurd Railroad Earth RBTS Win Robert DeLong Shiba San Slow Magic Tanlines Tchami Thievery Corporation TJR Trippy Turtle Tune Yards Tycho Vaski The Weeknd Zeds Dead
Summer Set Music & Camping Festival Somerset Amphitheater 715 Spring Street Somerset, Wisconsin 54025 18+ | 1 PM www.summersetfestival.com
Watch Kyle Cousins with Barry Goudreau (formerly Boston), Vinny Appice (formerly Black Sabbath, Heaven And Hell), Hugh McDonald (formerly Bon Jovi, Alice Cooper, Lita Ford, David Bromberg), recording Black Sabbath highlight Heaven And Hell cover for the charity compilation tribute to Tony Iommi GREAT LEFTY: LIVE FOREVER. Produced by multiplatinum Grammy awarded producer Damon Elliott with producer Michael Politz at Damon Elliott Group Studios in Las Vegas USA
Captured under blood red lights inside the mysterious confines of Empire Control Room, this “Front Row Encounter” in Austin Texas captures Ex Cops' Brian Harding and Amalie Bruun trading vocals and musical style over a dynamic, 6 song set; expect a healthy haze of shoegaze darkness, percolating pops of the synthy stuff, and of course some crunchy club rock ahead.