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März, 2017


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PRESSEMITTEILUNG 1

Hier findet ihr alles Wissenswerte zum neuen AT THE DRIVE IN Album in•ter a•li•a, das am 05.05.2017 erscheinen wird: http://bit.ly/2mAftus

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Pressemitteilung 2
BOB WAYNE - announces new album "Bad Hombre" and further headlining shows for extensive European tour

While BOB WAYNE is still busy in the studio recording his brand new album "Bad Hombre", which is set for a release on May 5th, 2017, the singer, songwriter, storyteller and nomad announces a number of additional dates for his trek which will see him traveling Europe over the course of more than 2,5 months in total.

BOB WAYNE on the upcoming album "Bad Hombre" and touring: "The new BOB WAYNE record is sure to be an instant classic with tracks such as 'Hell Yeah', 'Bandana' 'Still Truckin' ,'The Hanging Tree' and many more! This album truly captures the art of BOB WAYNE's story telling that we have come to love over the years!
So saddle up your horses, folks, and get ready for another good ride with BOB WAYNE through 2017 as the "Bad Hombre" hits the road! YEEEEHAW!"

BOB WAYNE on tour ( Tourdaten am Ende der mail)

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Pressemitteilung 3
FALLING IN REVERSE TO RELEASE COMING HOME ON APRIL 7

BAND RELEASES NEW SONG "LOSER" -- LISTEN NOW!
Falling in Reverse have announced April 7, 2017 as the release date for their fourth album Coming Home (Epitaph). The band has also shared the track listing, album artwork, and the new song "Loser." Listen to "Loser" HERE.

The follow-up to 2015's Just Like You, Coming Home finds the band exploring its sound, all the while retaining the signature ethos and aesthetic that has won the love and loyalty of its incredibly invested fans and followers.

Listen to the atmospheric title track, released in late December, HERE.

Coming Home is available for pre-order.

Frontman Ronnie Radke previously told Alternative Press that the album is "a huge left turn. It sounds like nothing we've ever done. Every song is very vibey. There's more feeling in it."

He continued, "We're challenging ourselves now more than we ever have in the weirdest ways possible, because you would think writing the craziest solo or riffs would be the challenging part. But the challenging part is trying to stick to a theme and not go all over the place like we would normally do."

Falling in Reverse will embark on a busy touring schedule in support of the album. The band is currently on tour in the US with Issues and Motionless in White.

COMING HOME TRACK LISTING:

1. "Coming Home"
2. "Broken"
3. "Loser"
4. "Fuck You and All Your Friends"
5. "I Hate Everyone"
6. "I'm Bad At Life"
7. "Hanging On"
8. "Superhero"
9. "Straight to Hell"
10. "I Don't Mind"

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Pressemitteilung 4
MAKE MY DAY RECORDS betreut JAIMI FAULKNER - erste Single & Acoustic Tour

Make My Day Records freut sich sehr, die Zusammenarbeit mit dem australischen Songwriter JAIMI FAULKNER bekanntgeben zu dürfen. Der aktuell in Düsseldorf ansässige Musiker kann bereits auf eine sehr erfolgreiche Karriere und einige ausgezeichnete Alben zurückblicken. Nach einer kleinen Solo "Warm Up Acoustic Tour" im Frühjahr 2017 die von der Single "EARLY MORNING COFFEE CUPS" begleitet wird, steht für das laufende Jahr ein neues Album in Zusammenarbeit mit MAKE MY DAY RECORDS und eine große Band Tour an.

MMD Records über den Künstler:
Jaimi ist nicht nur ein ganz hervorragender Songwriter mit einer ausdrucksstarken Stimme und einem guten Gespür für eingängige Melodien sondern auch ein begnadeter Gitarrist, dessen Spiel so variabel und eindrucksvoll ist wie sein Songwriting.

Jaimi Faulkner:
'I am very excited to be working with Jörg and Make My Day Records. It is refreshing in this musical climate, to meet someone like Jörg who clearly still believes in working hard to not just release an album, but to take care to develop a strong working relationship with an artist over a lifetime.

Die erste gemeinsame Single Early Morning Coffee Cups erscheint am 03.03. im Vorfeld einer kleinen Solo Acoustic Tour.

Jaimi Faulkner:
The song ( a collaboration with CAUSES Singer Jan Schroeder) spawned from a conversation about three essential themes. Travel, distance to our loved ones and the concept of Home. The idea that we as musicians instinctively travel the world looking for recognition and acceptance of our craft, however, all that love and acceptance can be found at home with our loved ones.

Solo Akustik Tour (Tourdaten am Ende der mail)

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Pressemitteilung 5

SPOIL ENGINE bei Arising Empire unter Vertrag

The hot Belgian/Dutch modern metal outfit SPOIL ENGINE have announced the release date and revealed the cover artwork for their upcoming album »Stormsleeper«.

»Stormsleeper« contains 10 songs (mixed and mastered at Fredman Studios) and will be officially released worldwide on May 5th, through Arising Empire/Nuclear Blast. The cover artwork is done by Heilemania (Nightwish, Kreator, Legion of the Damned).SPOIL ENGINE are currently preparing the release and working on their EU show roster. stay tuned for more updates soon!

In the meantime, to get a first impression of SPOIL ENGINE, please watch the music video, 'Stormsleeper' .

The band recently inked a record deal with Arising Empire.

"SPOIL ENGINE is one of the most talented new modern metal bands, we are proud to give them a home!" - Tobbe Falarz, Arising Empire

The band commented: "We are very pleased to announce that we are now part of the Arising Empire/Nuclear Blast family!
Arising Empire, the new label imprint of Nuclear Blast for modern metal, punk and metalcore bands is our new label; Nuclear Blast will worldwide distribute & promote our upcoming album. Since the EP "Stormsleeper" scored extremely well in the Benelux, it will be extended to full album and released worldwide. So we will be heading to Oceanside Studio's and Fredman Sweden again soon to record some extra hyperspectral bombs! A release date for the 4th full length album still has to be set and matched with a promotion tour.

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Pressemitteilung 6

Im März PARKWAY DRIVE ihre pompöse Live-Show präsentieren. (Daten am Ende der mail)

Mit im Gepäck werden sie natürlich ihr aktuelles Album "Ire" (Epitaph) haben, welches auf Platz 8 der deutschen Album-Charts einstieg.

Weitere Infos: Parkway Drive have recently released a deluxe version of their 2015 album IRE, which features two brand new tracks "Devil's Calling" and "Into the Dark", plus a remix of "A Deathless Song (featuring Jenna McDougall)."

IRE has been certified gold in Australia and it is clear why. The Australian powerhouse tapped deep into its reserves of talent and creativity, and have taken their craft as musicians and songwriters to another level. IRE is clearly something brave and new as heard in the band's new found musical depth and urgency in front man Winston McCall's vocal deliverance. They are a band that will continue to challenge themselves; and in doing so they will again redefine what has been thought possible for a metal band from Australia to achieve.

Ire was a great success in Europe as well. It had entered the official German Albums Chart at number 8, Belgium at number 16, United Kingdom at 23, Sweden at 60 andThe Netherlands at number 75, making it the band's highest charting album in Europe, and biggest first week sales to date.

The 5-piece metal band from Byron Bay, Australia formed in 2002. Parkway Drive has released four studio albums all on Epitaph: Killing with a Smile (2005), Horizons(2007), Deep Blue (2010), Atlas (2012), and IRE (2015) - all certified gold in Australia. Always hungry, always filled with ambition, Parkway Drive is embraced by heavy music enthusiasts in places as diverse as China and India, as chronicled on their platinum-selling DVD, Home is for the Heartless. Also certified platinum in Australia isParkway Drive: The DVD, released in 2009. When the band is not busy touring the world they spend their free time surfing international waters and now, skydiving.

Critical Praise for IRE

"best songs of band's career" -Metal Hammer UK (8/10)
"fascinating (..) "Ire is Parkway Drive's most interesting document to date" - Kerrang (4/5)
"the final consolidation in world-class level for Parkway Drive!" Metal Hammer Germany (7/7)
"hugely complex masterpiece" - Rock Hard, DE (9/10)
"thrilling and exciting.." - FUZE, DE
"Parkway Drive is the future of Heavy Music" Metal Obs, FR (4.5/5)
"it does not get better than this." - Close Up, SE (8/10)

For more information on Parkway Drive, visit:
http://www.parkwaydriverock.com/
https://www.facebook.com/parkwaydrive

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Pressemitteilung 7
THE GARDEN ANNOUNCE 'U WANT THE SCOOP?' EP / AVAILABLE DIGITIALLY MARCH 3 VIA EPITAPH / THE BAND SHARES VIDEO FOR "ALL ACCESS" / EU/UK HEADLINE TOUR IN MARCH

Orange County-based band The Garden will release a new EP U Want The Scoop? on March 3rd via Epitaph. This is the follow-up to The Garden's 2015 release, Haha. All songs on U Want The Scoop? were produced by Rob Schnapf (Joyce Manor, Elliott Smith, Beck).

Check out The Garden's video for "All Access"

U Want the Scoop? will be available digitally on March 3rd. Pre-orders are available at flyt.it/TGUWTS_iT. Catch The Garden live during their EU/UK headline tour in March. Find the full list with confirmed dates below. Tickets are on sale now.

About The Garden: The Garden is a constantly evolving band based in Orange County, California. Established in 2011 by twin brothers Wyatt and Fletcher Shears. They have been touring since 2012 and have released 4 EPs and 2 full length LPs in the process. The Garden has toured extensively in the UK, EU, US, Asia, Australia, and Canada. The duo created the term, "Vada Vada" in 2011 to represent their music and other creations. Vada Vada is a term that represents total freedom of expression without boundaries or guidelines of any sort. Known for their energetic and off-the-wall performances around the world, The Garden are consistently touring and releasing music and other content.

U Want the Scoop - Track List
1. Clay // 2. Make Yer Mark // 3. Have A Good Day Sir // 4. All Access
5. U Want The Scoop?

The Garden on Tour (Daten am Ende der mail)

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Band     : Greg Graffin
Album     : Millport
VÖ     : 10.03.2017
Label     : ANTI- / Indigo
Website    : https://www.facebook.com/greggraffinpage/

My musical roots go back decades. It's interesting when I take a long view of them. Like a huge tree with broad limbs, you can never predict what the crown will look like from the time that the roots are embedded in the soil. Music takes unpredictable paths -- like the many directions that Southern California punk has taken over the years -- but the roots are always there, providing nourishment and foundation to the ever spreading branches.

This album represents three distinct historical trends that came together in the span of only 10 days during recording at Studios 606 and Big Bad Sound in April of 2016. The most obvious one is the musicians themselves. The rhythm section is composed of players from Social Distortion. 36 years ago, Bad Religion and Social Distortion shared a stage in Santa Ana, California. Well, it wasn't really a stage, it was an abandoned warehouse made into a punk concert/party place. That was my first concert, as the singer/songwriter in Bad Religion. Our styles over the years diverged, but one consistent element remained - our love of American Folk Rock and Old-Time music continued to grow.


Greg Graffin - "Lincoln's Funeral Train"

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Band: OVERCOATS
Album: Young
VÖ: 21.04.2017
Label / Vertrieb: Arts & Crafts / Rough Trade
Website: http://www.overcoatsmusic.com/

Overcoats is the New York-based female duo of Hana Elion and JJ Mitchell. Their debut album YOUNG captures a sound rich in minimalism and melody: songs of connection and tension, on the depths of love and challenges of family.

Overcoats' music draws strength from vulnerability, finding light through darkness, and the catharsis of simple, honest songwriting. YOUNG is about a transformation: the passage into womanhood, sung through the shared experience of two best friends.

On their first single "Hold Me Close," Hana and JJ's melodies are purity in unison, providing two distinct but entwined perspectives on the complexity of love. In their words, "the song is about finding solace in the present when the future and past seem impossible to understand. It's about loneliness and disillusionment that we can feel in relationships, and how we must persevere anyway in hopes of finding the beauty in love."

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On YOUNG, Overcoats creates music of mutual empowerment, at once synthetic and organic, wistful and uplifting, triumphant and subdued.

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Band: TAMI NEILSON
Album: DON'T BE AFRAID
VÖ: 21.04.2017
Label / Vertrieb: Outside Music / H'art
Website: http://www.tamineilson.com/
Tami Neilson "Holy Moses"- Official Music Video

Don't Be Afraid was released in Tami's adopted country, New Zealand, last year and debuted at the top of the charts, and most recently, the song "The First Man," was shortlisted for the Silver Scroll, the most prestigious music award in New Zealand which Tami won in 2015 for her song "Walk (Back To Your Arms)."
The album was nearly left unfinished. With only two songs completed and six weeks left to write, Tami unexpectedly lost her father, the patriarch of The Neilson Family band who Tami had toured across Canada with as a young girl opening for an array of country royalty including the formidable Johnny Cash. It was the encouragement from her family to forge ahead. "I actually inadvertently wrote the title track (without realizing it would be for the album) the week Dad died. "Don't Be Afraid" was the last song Dad wrote, while in the hospital. He had written the melody, lyrics and everything, but he was on oxygen and could barely breathe to speak. He told me that it was driving him crazy that he had this new song stuck in his head, but had no way of offloading it. It's an awful feeling, I know, so I said I would bring him in his guitar so he could play it and I'd record it on my phone. He did a verse, so I got the melody, but then his levels dropped dramatically (that's the hidden track on the album, "Dad's Demo"), but we didn't get the chorus, or the melody for the chorus." Don't Be Afraid finds the soul taking precedence over the country as Tami found herself listening to a lot of gospel around the time of her father's death and discovering a kinship with the legendary singer Mavis Staples: "I've always been a massive Staples fan. I had ordered the new Pops album, it was released days before Dad died, and I ordered it in Canada so I could take it into the hospital for him to listen to. It arrived the day after he died, and of course I sobbed about that, but I will always be so grateful for that album helping me get through that grieving process."

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Band     : Sean Rowe
Album     : New Lore
VÖ     : 07.04.2017
Label/Vertrieb    : ANTI- / Indigo
Bandwebsite    : www.seanrowe.net

Sean Rowe - "Gas Station Rose"

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Sean Rowe will be releasing a new album entitled New Lore care of Anti- on April 7th. New Lore's simple yet powerful sound focuses on Rowe's renowned baritone and evocative songwriting, delivering a collection of affecting stories of desperation and resilience. His voice is beautifully augmented throughout by tasteful arrangements including flourishes of piano and a string section. The album was recorded in the city of Memphis at the historic Sam Phillips Recording studio and produced by Matt Ross-Spang who began working at the legendary studio when he was 16 and recently won a Grammy for his work with Jason Isbell.

Rowe says of the album, "This is a record about loneliness and a longing for connectedness. This yearning for a sense of home. Musically, I think this record is more focused than any before. I've become really aware about what it is that I do well, allowing my voice to come through and lyrically grabbing people with the stories.. Those are kind of my superpowers. The instruments on the record never intrude on my voice and words."

It is a sound that echo's Rowe's recent crossover hit "To Leave Something Behind" a song that resonated with a whole new wider audience after being featured in the recent Ben Affleck film 'The Accountant.'

"His voice comes not from the lungs or the diaphragm but from deep in the soul and lights up the most primal regions of your brain" - American Songwriter

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Band     : The Black Angels
Album     : Death Song
VÖ     : 21.04.2017
Label     : Partisan Records / Pias
Bandwebsite    : http://theblackangels.com/

Die Psychedelic-Indie-Rock Band THE BLACK ANGELS wird am 21. April 2017 mit "Death Song" ihr neues Studioalbum via Partisan Records veröffentlichen! THE BLACK ANGELS sind u.a. durch ihre Zusammenrbeit mit der Ikone Roky Erickson, sowie der Band UNKLE bekannt geworden. Ihre Songs wurden zudem in TV Serien wie Californication und Fringe gefeatured. Zudem tourte man bereits mit Bands wie The Black Keys, Wolfmother und Queens Of The Stone Age.

The Black Angels - Austin's psych rock masters - have confirmed details for their upcoming album, 'Death Song,' out April 21st. This will be the five-piece's first full-length release in four years, and their debut for Partisan Records.

Written and recorded in large part during the recent election cycle, the music on 'Death Song' serves as part protest, part emotional catharsis in a climate dominated by division, anxiety and unease. "Currency," a strong contender for the heaviest song the band has ever put to wax, meditates on the governing role the monetary system plays in our lives, while slow-building psychedelic earworm "Half Believing" questions the nature and confusing realities of devotion.

Recorded between Seattle and Austin, 'Death Song' features production from Phil Ek (Father John Misty, Fleet Foxes, The Shins). The 11-track collection offers a sharply honed elaboration on their signature sound - menacing fuzz guitar and cutting wordplay, steeped in a murky hallucinatory dream.
Currency - The Black Angels (Visualizer)

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Band     : Cameron Avery
Album     : Ripe Dreams, Pipe Dreams
VÖ     : 10.03.2017
Label     : ANTI- / Indigo
Website    : http://cameronavery.com/

Cameron Avery - "Wasted On Fidelity"

Drink in hand, his bowtie hanging, the Western Australian born Cameron Avery has arrived as a new breed of nocturnal crooner, a train-wreck romantic creating timeless, ambitious music for the modern age. Utilizing his soulful wit, shrewd arrangements, and a deep, husky baritone, Avery harnesses the dark power and humor of artists like Nick Cave, Scott Walker, and Tindersticks to expertly walk the fine line between vulnerable and venerable.

Hailing from the late 2000's-era Perth and a healthy scene of hard-hitting garage rock bands, including a long stint as the drummer of Pond, Avery found his musical footing while playing with friends but sought the reward of his own outfit. Encouraged by his friend Kevin Parker of Tame Impala to record on his own, Avery started The Growl as his solo project in 2007, making an EP and an album of aggressive, distorted psychedelic rock and roll. When Parker asked him to join Tame Impala as its touring bassist in 2013, Avery jumped at the chance and rose with that band to the top of the psych-rock heap, but all the while remained focused on carving out his singular identity as an artist and following his own muse. He began recording new material in a piecemeal manner whenever he found himself at home in Perth. "I wanted to make something that sounded like the old records I love--Johnny Hartman, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Sarah Vaughan, Etta James--the big band stuff with less metaphorical lyrics" he says. "So I kept recording, bit by bit, and every time I came back from Tame tour I'd blow another ten grand on string arrangements."

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Band: Les Discrets
Album: "Prédateurs"
VÖ: 21. April 2017
Label/Vertrieb: Prophecy Rec/ Soulfood
Website: http://www.lesdiscrets.com/

Die Franzosen Les Discrets kehren nach fünf Jahren mit einem neuen Studioalbum zurück. Auf "Prédateurs" verlässt Chefdenker Fursy Teyssier die vertrauten Pfade von verträumtem Shoegaze und metallisch angehauchtem Post Rock und betritt erstmals dunkle, mit Elementen aus Electronica, Trip Hop und Filmsoundtracks der 1970er angereicherte Indie-Gefilde. Teyssier selbst beschreibt "Prédateurs" als 'Begleitmusik zu einem getragenen Film Noir, der den Hörer in ein Zugabteil versetzt, wo er die Landschaft durchs Fenster vorbeiziehen sieht'. Es ist ein cineastisches, urbanes Album, das ein verschneites Szenario aus Stahl und Beton vor dem inneren Auge entstehen lässt. Mit den durchweg eingängigen Stücken interpretieren Les Discrets die für sie typische Musik und Melodik mit neuen Instrumenten, anderen Ansätzen und Zielen. Die musikalische Ausdrucksform hat sich somit gewandelt, doch in puncto Gefühl und Stimmung sind sich die Franzosen grundlegend treu geblieben. Über das zugrundeliegende Konzept sagt Teyssier: "'Prédateurs' ist ein Album für lange Abende, nächtliche Autofahrten, Zugreisen oder jene Momente, in denen wir für gewöhnlich über den Sinn des Seins und dergleichen nachdenken, wenn wir nichts anderes zu tun haben, als dazusitzen und zu warten. Seine Hauptmotive sind Zeit, die Natur und Leben selbst."

"Zeit bezieht sich auf diesem Werk auf Vergänglichkeit - von Erinnerungen, Empfindungen und Mitgefühl, die der Menschheit im Lauf der Jahrhunderte abhandengekommen sind", erklärt der Bandkopf weiter. "In Sachen Natur meine ich unseren verlorenen Bezug zu ihr, unsere Respektlosigkeit gegenüber dem Planeten und den Verlust unserer ursprünglichen Kenntnisse über ihn. Leider ruinieren wir die Erde, wissen es genau und machen trotzdem damit weiter. Was das angeht, befassen wir uns auf 'Prédateurs' mit abhandengekommener Beherrschung, die dazu führt, dass wir hilflos mitansehen müssen, wie schöne Dinge für immer verschwinden. Zudem ist das Album ein Tribut ans Leben als solches, an den Planeten und seine erhabensten Bewohner: Tiere. Sie sind die wahren Herrscher der Welt, unverfälscht und prachtvoll. Wie der Mensch sie behandelt, spiegelt seine generelle Achtlosigkeit dem Leben gegenüber wider. Die Raubtiere sind wir alle im Grunde genommen selbst."

Les Discrets - Virée Nocturne [official music video]

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Band     : Chantal Acda
Album     : Bounce Back
VÖ     : 21.04.2017
Label/Vertrieb    : Glitterhouse / Indigo
Bandwebsite    : http://www.chantalacda.com/


"These are changing times: sad times but times that are also filled with hope. And I felt like this changing world required a different position from me, another way of relating to it. Working on this album helped me in the process" sagt Chantal Acda über ihr neues Album 'Bounce Back', den Nachfolger des von Fans wie Musikpresse gefeierten 'The Sparkle In Our Flaws', laut dem Intro Magazin eine "kleine Folk-Perle", "Sweet vulnerability from inventive Dutch singer-songwriter" schrieb das britische Uncut Magazine über das Album von 2015.

Die belgische Singer/Songwriterin machte sich schon als Stimme von Sleepingdog einen Namen, spielte in Bands wie Isbells, True Bypass, Marble Sounds oder Distance, Light & Sky und arbeitete seit ihrem Debüt 'Let Your Hands Be My Guide' (2013) mit Künstlern wie Nils Frahm, Peter Broderick, Heather Woods Broderick, Valgeir Sigurdsson, Gyda Valtysdottir und Adam Wiltzie zusammen.

'Bounce Back' ist Chantal's zweite Veröffentlichung für Glitterhouse Records. Produziert wurde es von Phill Brown, bekannt für seine Arbeit mit Ausnahmekünstlern wie Talk Talk, Mark Hollis und Bob Marley. "Phill still hails from the era of tape machines and thus 'first takes'" sagt Chantal über ihren Produzenten, "nowadays most recordings are perfected per every 10 seconds. Auto-tune, plugins and copy-paste have become the norm. " führt sie aus. "I wanted to hear my voice the way that it sounds in my head. Whenever we used effects it's because we felt that they had a place there, a story to contribute to, not as an unconscious automatic next step. I wanted to hear on this record that I'm not all soft but that I have a raw side to me as well. It's a side that I call on and question and that I need to learn to accept. I've noticed that by being more accepting of myself, I become less judgmental when it comes to other people. We're only people. And I would very much like for us to see each other like that again. Just see each other, period."

Als musikalische Gäste lud die in den Niederlanden geborene Künstlerin diesmal Shahzad Ismaily, Bill Frisell, Eric Thielemans, Alan Gevaert, Niels Van Heertum, Gaëtan Vandewoude, Gerd Van Mulders, Fred 'LYENN' Jacques und Mathijs Bertel ein, die Chantal auch größtenteils auf der Tour zum Album begleiten werden.

CHANTAL ACDA - FIGHT BACK

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Band     : Imminence
Album     : This Is Goodbye
VÖ     : 31.03.2017
Label     : Arising Empire / Warner
Bandwebsite    : www.facebook.com/imminenceswe

Imminence - This Is Goodbye (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO)


»This Is Goodbye«, das neue Album von IMMINENCE, ist ein Koloss, das Zutaten der wildesten Sorte beinhaltet - gemixt mit emotionalen und herzzerreißenden Themen. Es ist eine moderne Platte, die verschiedene Elemente des Alternative/Popular-Genres mit wilden Emotionen und akustischen Ausbrüchen kombiniert.
IMMINENCE besteht aus dem Sänger und Video-Direktor Eddie Berg, dem Gitarristen Harald Barrett, Schlagzeuger Peter Hanström und Bassisten Max Holmberg und wurde in Trelleborg/Malmö im Jahre 2010 gegründet. Über die Jahre hat sich das Quartett zu einem von Schwedens besten aufsteigenden Acts mit einem einzigartigen und unverwechselbaren Sound entwickeln können, der alles von Metalcore bis hin zu akustischen Klängen beinhaltet. Als Eddie Berg und Harald Barrett die Band im Teenager-Alter gründeten, wuchs diese unmittelbar mit einer kontinuierlich größer werdenden Fan-Base weltweit und seit 2014 war die Formation in Europa vor allem als Tour-Band sehr aktiv.
Nach einem Schreibprozess von fast zwei Jahren machen IMMINENCE nun endlich einen weiteren Schritt vorwärts. Bekannt dafür, das ?Post-Metalcore"-Genre neu interpretiert zu haben, scheut sich IMMINENCE nicht davor, mit ihrem neuen Album »This Is Goodbye« vergangene Grenzen und Ketten zu sprengen.

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Band     : The Royal
Album     : Seven
VÖ     : 31.03.2017
Label/Vertrieb    : Long Branch Records / SPV
Bandwebsite    : www.facebook.com/theroyalofficial

THE ROYAL bedienen sich an dem Besten aller Metal-Subgenres bedient und kreieren daraus einen in der Szene einzigartigen Sound kreiert. Nach der Gründung 2012 begannen die 5 ambitionierten jungen Männer mit den Arbeiten an ersten Songs, welche bereits das Potenzial der Band erahnen ließen. 2012 veröffentlichen sie in Eigenregie ihre erste EP "Origins", gefolgt von der Single "Blind Eye" in 2013 und ihrem ersten Album "Dreamcatchers" in 2014. Im Zuge dieser Veröffentlichungen spielte The Royal Supportshows für Bands wie Architects oder Breakdown Of Sanity und fand Anklang auf Festivals wie Jera On Air und dem Impericon Festival, wo sie sich die Bühne mit Bands wie Parkway Drive oder Suicide Silence teilten. Die Niederländer vermischen auf "Seven" Metal, Groove, atemberaubende Melodien und reflektierte Texte zu einem grandiosen Soundmix und präsentieren diesen mit einer ungeahnten Souveränität. All dies zeigt, kombiniert mit ihrer herausragenden Liveshow, dass The Royal bereit sind für den nächsten Schritt.

The Royal - Wildmind (Official Video)

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Band     : CJ Ramone
Album     : American Beauty
VÖ     : 17.03.2017
Label/Vertrieb    : Fat Wreck Chords / Edel
Bandwebsite    : http://cjramone.com/

CJ Ramone - Moral to the Story (Official Audio)

Out of the seven billion or so people on the planet, only seven men have been lucky enough to be gifted with the Ramone surname. As of 2017, four have already headed off to that great gig in the sky. Thankfully, CJ Ramone has no plans to leave any time soon. He expertly stepped in for Dee Dee in 1989 and played with the legendary punk quartet until their 1996 breakup. He sang lead on "Strength To Endure"; he wrote two tracks for the band's farewell album, ¡Adios Amigos!; he was onstage for their epic final show, delivering those iconic "1-2-3-4!" shouts and rubbing shoulders onstage with Eddie Vedder, Tim Armstrong and Lemmy. CJ Ramone is as important a part of punk rock history as anyone else you can think of, and the best part is he's just getting started.

Exhibit A: CJ's brand new solo album, American Beauty. It's a 12-song effort that crackles with the spirit of '77 (the surefire pit-starter "Yeah Yeah Yeah") and has a sense of humor about it ("Girlfriend In A Graveyard") while being unafraid to slow things down (the punk-rock prom vibe of "Before The Lights Go Out") and throw in a few sonic curveballs to boot. The songs sound so well developed that it's a bit of a shock to learn how the whole album came together. "I actually had a whole batch of songs for this record that I had been writing over the past couple of years, but things changed so much in such a short period of time, and when I sat down and listened to the songs, they seemed to be irrelevant to how I was thinking now," CJ admits. "I wrote this entire record in just two weeks, sitting in my basement. That is very unusual for me. Usually I'm hyper-prepared for everything. It totally goes against everything I've ever known. I was trained by Johnny Ramone--he was the ultimate in 'rehearse, rehearse, rehearse; be prepared.' My work ethic comes from that. This is really an oddity for me."

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Band     : Robyn Hitchcock
Album     : Robyn Hitchcock
VÖ     : 21.04.2017
Label/Vertrieb    : Yep Roc
Bandwebsite    : http://www.robynhitchcock.com/

Robyn Hitchcock is the follow up to 2014's critically acclaimed The Man Upstairs. The new record was recorded in Nashville, Robyn's new home base in the US, and was produced by Robyn and Brendan Benson (The Raconteurs). This is the first time Robyn has made a full band album in the studio since 2008 and the record features a lot of key players, including Gillian Welch, Emma Swift, Pat Sansone (Wilco, The Autumn Defense) and Grant-Lee Phillips. The psych rock influence is a callback to his days with The Soft Boys and his early solo albums.

Robyn Hitchcock - "I Want To Tell You About What I Want"

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Band : Acceptance
Album : Colliding by Design
VÖ : 24.02.2017
Label/Vertrieb: Rise Records / Ada Warner
Website : http://acceptanceband.com/

SEATTLE, WA | January 25, 2017 - With just under a month until the release of their highly anticipated sophomore album, newly reunited ACCEPTANCE continue building impressive momentum. The Seattle rock band may have called it quits over a decade ago, but they have since emerged reinvigorated and armed with a flawless new record, Colliding By Design, which drops on February 24th via RISE Records. The songs are exactly what fans have been waiting for, with Consequence of Sound raving first single "Diagram of a Simple Man" showed "the group hasn't lost a bit of the magic that originally brought them together. The track is full of soaring guitars, pulling a bit of The Killers into their pop punk styles. Vena's voice appears to have only gotten stronger with all that rest..."

Acceptance - Diagram Of A Simple Man (new song)

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Band     : Reto Burrell
Album     : Side A&B
VÖ     : 17.02.2017
Label     : TOURBOmusic / Timezone Musikvertrieb
Website    : retoburrell.ch

Reto Burrell - I Hate Goodbyes

20 Jahre Reto Burrell
"Bin zwar bisschen verstaubt aber noch lange nicht veraltet und schon gar nicht eingerostet", witzelt Reto Burrell über sich und sein Handwerk. Mit 44 Jahren feiert er dieses Jahr sein 20tes Jubiläum seiner Solokarriere als Singer/Songwriter und Recording Artist.
In den 20 Jahren erlebte man Reto Burrell auf der Bühne wie auch auf Tonträgern immer wieder rockig mit seiner Band oder dann ruhiger und akustisch als Solo-Act und in Kleinformationen. Mit seinem neuen und neuntem Werk 'SIDE A&B' nimmt uns Reto Burrell in beide seiner musikalischen Welten gleichzeitig auf. Diese zwei Seiten sind auch so auf dem neuen Album aufgeteilt. Side A mit Band, Side B akustisch.

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Band     : DON ANTONIO
Album     : s/t
VÖ     : 07.04.2017
Label/Vertrieb    : Santeria / Rough Trade
Bandwebsite    : https://www.facebook.com/DonAntonioOfficial

The Italian Touch according to Don Antonio. A man, a record, a true story, a southbound trip.

One of the few true internationalists of Italian music, Don Antonio Gramentieri keeps raising the aesthetic bar across his heavy schedule, always bringing his very personal spices to every table he's invited to. Sometimes with his Sacri Cuori trademark line up, sometimes alone. Jumping from the record producer's seat to the live stage, from music for movies to theatre to ballet, Don Antonio's special taste in brewing interesting sounds and vision, re-inventing and re-twisting the wheel of tradition, has become more and more in demand.

DON ANTONIO - the man - is a guitar player with a style, and a producer with ideas.

Leaving (and always coming back to) his small town in the verdant vineyard-hills of Romagna, he has toured the world several times, shared recording sessions with David Hidalgo, Jim Keltner, Marc Ribot, Evan Lurie, Steve Shelley, Howe Gelb and many others, performed as a very special tour companion (and very often as a record producer) with Richard Buckner, Dan Stuart, Hugo Race Fatalists, Terry Lee Hale, Alejandro Escovedo, Friends of Dean Martinez.

And in the meantime he composed scores for Sky/Fox, had songs picked up by VW for commercials, he turned knobs and bent strings in studios from his homeland Romagna to Melbourne, from Los Angeles to Bristol, from Tucson to New York. He had some of his songs sung by M Ward, Isobel Campbell, Hugo Race, Howe Gelb and more.
And finally, the stars align for his first solo effort.

DON ANTONIO - the record - is a mercurial, multi-faceted, mostly instrumental album which connects the trademark "Adriatic twang" of Don Antonio with distant memories of the American blues and southern European melodies, like a Dreamliner cruise ship reaching a different shore every day. Defining a brand new perspective on the sound of Italy in 2017.

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Band     : Bone Man
Album     : III
VÖ     : 21.04.2017
Label     : Pink Tank Records / Clearspot
Bandwebsite    : www.pink-tank-records.de

BONE MAN ist eine Psychedelic-Rock-Band aus Kiel. Das Trio wurde in Zeiten allumfassenden jugendlichen Zorns gegründet und beschäftigt sich seither mit all den menschlichen Absurditäten, denen man in einer Welt des irdischen Wohlstandes und geistiger Armut fortwährend ausgesetzt ist.

Während es bei ihren Liveshows durchaus brachial zugeht und nicht wenige Gitarren der gelebten Bühnenintensitiät zum Opfer fielen, finden sich in BONE MANs Liedern auch einige Kellen Melancholie und verkappte Folkelemente. Zu ihren musikalischen Einflüssen zählen neben Folkrock und dem Progressive Rock der 70er auch Grunge-Bands der 90er wie zum Beispiel "Soundgarden" und die vielseitige Musik von "John Frusciante".

Seit 2009 ist BONE MAN beständig auf Tour durch Europa, darunter Deutschland, Dänemark, Schweden, Norwegen, Tschechien, Polen, Belgien, Niederlande, Österreich und Italien. Während der zehnjährigen Bandgeschichte wurden insgesamt 9 Tonträger herausgebracht: ein Demoalbum, eine EP, drei Split-Releases, eine Single und drei Full-Length-Alben auf Vinyl und CD.

Das nächste Werk "III" wird am 21. April 2017 bei "Pink Tank Records"
(Vertrieb über "Clear Spot") erscheinen. Hier geht es um rohen Fuzzrock, Wut, menschliche Unzulänglichkeiten, den geistigen Abgrund und die innere Sumpflandschaft. Zur Hölle damit!"

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Band : The Flatliners
Album : Inviting Light
VÖ : 07.04.2017
Label / Vertrieb: Rise Records /Ada Warner
Website : http://www.theflatliners.com/

The Flatliners' career is a testament to perseverance and dedication. With a lineup that has never strayed from the original members who met as teenagers,the band has since logged countless miles on the road and amassed a dedicated
legion of fans along the way. Now approaching 15 years of hammering out bombastic tunes everywhere from dive bars to festival stages to European concert halls, The Flatliners hold fast to the DIY punk-rock ethos that has been at the group's core since the beginning.
The band came out swinging with youthful exuberance on their debut record, Destroy To Create, in 2005, and they've honed their anthemic style with each subsequent release: The Great Awake in 2007, Cavalcade in 2010, Dead Language in 2013 and Division of Spoils in 2015. The EP Nerves, a two-song EP released in October 2016 serves as a taste of what eager fans can expect to hear on The Flatliners' new album, Inviting Light, set to be released on April 7, 2017. Theband has been working hard to refine its unmistakable style, ensuring they don'tlose sight of their roots while continuing to move forward. "Inviting Light is about trying to keep up with life around you but also wading through the potential bullshit of people thinking that a digital landscape is more important than their friends," Cresswell explains. "It's inevitable that you're fighting for people's attention now, whether you're a band or an individual, and there's not as much value placed on face-to-face human interaction as there is in elevating the profile."
Meaningful interaction may be more difficult to achieve these days, but the group's steadfast members continue to build on the enduring connection that brought them together all those years ago, celebrating one another's personal milestones and weathering each new experience as a unit. "It feels like we're onto something," Cresswell adds. "It's exciting for a band to be 15 years into their existence and have this. It's a refreshing thing."

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