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Posted by on Apr 9, 2014 in Festivals, News, Record Releases | 0 comments

RECKLESS LOVE, the flamboyant Finnish rockers who burst spectacularly onto the UK scene in 2010, have joined forces with hard-charging home-grown rock ‘n’ rollers, The Treatment, to release a limited 4-track split EP, pressed onto 12” orange vinyl, via Spinefarm Records.

This one-off run of 500 copies – produced specifically for Record Store Day on April 19th– features previously unreleased tracks, and marks the first outing on vinyl for both acts…


A-side: Reckless Love

1. ‘Die Hard’ (taken from latest studio album, ‘Spirit’)

2. ‘Angel Falling’ (previously unreleased in the UK)

AA-side: The Treatment

1. ‘The Outlaw’ (taken from latest studio album, ‘Running With The Dogs’)

2. ‘Way Of The World’ (More cover – previously unreleased physically)

This year’s Record Store Day marks the seventh annual celebration; special vinyl and CD releases, plus various promotional products, are made exclusively for the event, and sold in independent record stores up and down the UK.

In addition, Reckless Love have been announced to play Sonisphere 2014. The three-day rock and metal event will return to the grounds of Knebworth House from July 4th to July 6th, after a two-year absence. Reckless Love will take to the stage on Saturday, July 5th.

Ahead of this appearance, the band – Olli Herman (vocals), Pepe (guitar), Jalle Verne (bass) and Hessu Maxx (drums) – will play an intimate ‘warm-up’ show on July 4th at The Fleece in Bristol, marking RL’s return to the UK following their headline run last November…

Tickets to see Reckless Love at The Fleece, Bristol, are available here:

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Posted by on Apr 3, 2014 in Festivals, News, Record Releases | 0 comments

Back in June last year, UNKLE’s James Lavelle saw Radkey play their awesome debut London show at The Camden Barfly and walked home with a smile on his face. It led to the band being picked as part of the Meltdown Festival that he is curating scheduled for 13th-22nd June and the fruition of UNKLE’s first reconstruction in 4 years.

Having not done an UNKLE remix for some time, Radkey’s ‘Romance Dawn’ seemed like the perfect track to come back with,” explains Lavelle.”This band have endless energy and excitement and you can’t buy that shit!”

The three Radkey brothers from Missouri are delighted to hear one of their tracks recontructed following a sold out 100 Club show that was recorded for a limited run of cassettes for this year’s Record Store Day:

“The remix actually turned out to be something that we totally weren’t expecting to hear. It sounds kinda like the music that would be playing in a hardcore drug scene in a movie. We love it. Being a part of the whole festival season this year is going to be pretty cool and Meltdown seems like a great one to be a part of.”

Radkey will play the following European shows this summer:

13th June – Download Festival – Donington, UK
16th June – La Maroquinerie – Paris, France
17th June – Meltdown Festival – London, UK
21st June – Best Kept Secret Festival – Netherlands
30th June – Rotown – Rotterdam, Netherlands
1st July – Paradiso – Amsterdam, Netherlands
2nd July – Metropool – Hengelo, Netherlands
3rd July – Rock Werchter – Belgium
RADKEY are: Dee Radke – Guitar/Vocals – Isaiah Radke – Bass/Vocals – Solomon Radke – Drums

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Posted by on Apr 3, 2014 in Awards, Festivals, News | 0 comments

At the 2014 Juno Awards, Canada’s premier music industry event, Protest The Hero received the Juno for ‘Best Metal / Hard Music Album of 2013’ for their current studio outing, Volition, out now via Spinefarm Records.

The band was appearing in Wilmington, North Carolina, on the second leg of their North American tour for Volition, when they received the news.

Says PTH guitarist Tim Millar: “We are very proud to be recognised by the Juno Awards for ‘Best Metal / Hard Music Album of 2013’. 2013 was a crazy year, and without all the hard work of the people who made the record come to life, and all the people who contributed to the record before hearing a single note, this album would not have been possible. We are forever in your debt.”

Guitarist Luke Hoskin adds: “We are thrilled with our recent Juno win! We had incredible company in our category, and it could have gone to anyone.  We remain proud Canadians even though we are currently touring south of the border. Thanks for all the support!”

In addition to this, PTH have been announced to play Sonisphere UK 2014. The three-day rock and metal event will return to the grounds of Knebworth House from Friday, July 4 to Sunday, July 6, after a two-year absence. The UK leg of the international touring festival will help celebrate Knebworth’s 40th anniversary of staging rock concerts.

Sonisphere 2014 is one of many European festival appearances confirmed for PTH this summer, with France’s Hellfest and Germany’s With Full Force Festival already announced.

Further UK / European touring will follow in the autumn.

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Posted by on Apr 1, 2014 in Festivals, News, Record Releases | 1 comment

VAMPS(JPN), the Japanese rock band formed by and featuring HYDE (L’Arc~en~Ciel) and K.A.Z (Oblivion Dust), are confirmed to appear at this year’s Download Festival, held at its usual stomping ground of Donnington Park from June 13th – 15th; this will mark the band’s third visit to the UK, following their recent headline show at Koko, North London, and last October’s sold-out Islington Academy performance.

“We just finished the show at KOKO, London, and already we plan to come back and play for you guys at Download festival in June!!We will do our best to come back to the UK as many times as we can this year! Come to the festival and check out our performance, if you get a chance!!” – Hyde, VAMPS (JPN).

VAMPS(JPN)’s debut international album, ‘Sex Blood Rock n’ Roll’, is available now through Spinefarm Records, including the singles ‘Revolution II’ & ‘Sex Blood Rock n’ Roll’.

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Posted by on Mar 19, 2014 in Festivals, News, Record Releases | 0 comments

The Cadillac Three – the three-piece band, born an’ raised in Nashville, whose gloriously ragged blend of blues, southern rock, country and pure metallic weight has been causing quite a stir – have released a new 4-track EP via the Spinefarm label.

I’m Southern’ – a song from the group’s debut album, ‘Tennessee Mojo’, also out on Spinefarm – leads the way, supported by three previously unreleased acoustic tracks, recorded during the band’s first visit to the UK in December 2013.

The track-listing for this digital EP is:-

  1. 1.     I’m Southern
  2. 2.     Tennessee Mojo (acoustic version)
  3. 3.     The South (acoustic version)
  4. 4.     I’m Southern (acoustic version)

‘I’m Southern’ is backed by a video partly filmed at the Barfly in Camden Town, North London, where TC3 played their debut UK show; since then, the band have been back over to appear with a variety of artists, including Blackberry Smoke and the Graveltones, in whose company they completed three co-headline UK shows in February / March.

At the moment, TC3 (vocalist / guitarist Jaren Johnston, bassist / slide guitarist Kelby Ray and drummer Neil Mason) are preparing to embark on a major run of US dates, but they are confirmed to return to the UK for the Sonisphere festival at Knebworth Park on July 4th – 6th, followed by further shows in the autumn.

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Posted by on Mar 17, 2014 in Festivals, News, Record Releases | 0 comments

VON HERTZEN BROTHERS have been announced to play The Great Escape Festival (TGE) this summer.

TGE takes place in Brighton from May 8th – 10th,  and is renowned for showcasing emerging artists from all around the world. Von Hertzen Brothers join the line-up alongside acts such as Wild Beasts, These New Puritans and Kelis.

Tickets options are available here:

In addition to this, VHB’s recently announced UK tour with The Wildhearts will kick off on April 8th.

Says Ginger Wildheart:-

“I’m beyond excited about having Von Hertzen Brothers appear with The Wildhearts. They’re one of the best bands in the world, and I’m a huge fan. They’re going to make a lot of friends on this tour, I can guarantee that.

Vocalist / guitarist Mikko Von Hertzen adds:-

“We are thrilled to return to the UK to appear with The Wildhearts and Hey! Hello! All of us feel truly honoured to get to share the stage with Ginger, Victoria and the lads. After seeing the kind of response Ginger’s music has on the people at his birthday bash, even the thought of playing for a crowd of such rock lovers is making my heart race. I have no doubt the tour will be sweet and sweaty, smelly and smiley, and of course…  loud as hell!”

The Wildhearts UK dates are:-

Tue 8th April            Wolverhampton, Wulfrun Hall
Wed 9th April                      Bristol, Academy 1
Thu 10th April         Manchester, Academy 1
Sat 12th April                      Nottingham, Rock City
Sun 13th April                     Newcastle, Academy 1
Mon 14th April       Glasgow, ABC
Wed 16th April       Cambridge, Junction
Thu 17th April         London, Electric Ballroom

Tickets are available from and all usual outlets

In support of this tour, VHB will release a 6-track digital EP on April 7th via Spinefarm; the EP will feature a reworked version of the 2013 single, ‘Flowers And Rust’, as well as an acoustic cover of Queen’s ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’, plus acoustic / reworked versions of 4 other choice VHB tracks.

The track-listing is:-

1)      Flowers And Rust (alternative version)

2)      Let Thy Will Be Done (re-mastered from the 2006 album, ‘Approach’)

3)      I Came For You (acoustic)

4)      The River (acoustic)

5)      Don’t Stop Me Now (acoustic Queen cover)

6)      Flowers And Rust (acoustic)

VHB’s current full length album, ‘Nine Lives’,  is available now via Spinefarm Records.

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