Category: new album

Downes Braide Association (DBA) have announced the release of Live In England a 2CD/DVD Box set on 29th November 2019 via Cherry Red Records. A double-vinyl edition will be released on 14th February. The album features stunning artwork by the legendary Roger Dean.

Live In England, the fourth album release by the duo Geoff Downes and Chris Braide, is their first live album, recorded at their first ever concert at Trading Boundaries, East Sussex, on 28th September 2108. Whilst DBA was conceived as a studio project, the concert was a great success and features material from the DBA albums Suburban Ghosts (2015) and Skyscraper Souls (2017) together with tracks from Geoff Downes’ time with Buggles and Asia.

To coincide with the vinyl release of Live in England, DBA have announced a show on 14th February in the atmospheric surroundings of Trading Boundaries once more. This promises to be a unique evening featuring Geoff Downes and Chris Braide together with special guests. For more information please visit www.tradingboundariesmusic.com or contact the box office on 01825 790200

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and music legend Jeff Lynne will follow up a remarkable run of sold out European and American tours with a new album, From Out of Nowhere, on November 1st.

The very existence of the album is an unexpected joy, as much for its creator as for his fans. “‘From Out of Nowhere” — that’s exactly where it came from,” Lynne says. “That’s the first one I wrote for this album and it’s kind of like that.”  It’s a song about hope and salvation.  Lynne often found himself turning to a sense of optimism, which is a theme recurring throughout the album, saying “Everybody’s got to have a bit of hope.”

The Deathtrip have announced that their new album, Demon Solar Totem is to be released on November 15th 2019 via Svart Records (UK/EU) and Profound Lore in USA

New sir Was – The Sun Will Shine video, album Holding On To a Dream out September 20th.

Riff juggernaut Pist will release new album ‘Hailz’ on 8th November through APF Records (Mastiff, Battalions, BongCauldron, Desert Storm). The Bury, Lancashire based quartet follow their recent Spring UK tour alongside Orange Goblin with 7 tracks that see them taking a step away from the stoner-doom label they were tagged with. Vocalist David Rowlands explains,

“Myself and John (guitarist) had loads of ideas for riffs and basic structures however when we entered the jam room with these ideas and the four of us put our heads together it started growing and growing. I feel this record reflects more of our personal influences from shit like Darkthrone to Elder, Orange Goblin to Uada. Musically I feel it’s a step away from the ‘stoner doom’ label we found ourselves with, something we’ve never considered ourselves to be, in our eyes we’re a heavy metal, rock n roll band who listen to a fair bit of Black Metal and Punk. This is really reflecting in the songs on this record from ferocious black metal kicking your head in to chilled psyched out bits that make you feel like you’re fucking floating or something.”

‘Mind Rotter’ is the 1st single to be shared from the album with David adding,

Listen to ‘Mind Rotter’ now – https://pist.bandcamp.com/album/hailz

Liverpool-based black metal trio, DAWN RAY’D, have announced details of their new album, titled Behold Sedition Plainsong, as well as confirming a run of UK shows in support of the release. Behold Sedition Plainsong will be released on October 25 via Prosthetic Records.

Tour dates

23 October – The Black Heart – London
24 October  – Venue TBC – Sheffield
25 October  – Stuck On A Name – Nottingham
26 October  – Rough Trade – Nottingham  *Free In Store*
27 October  – The Pipeline – Brighton
31 October – Mother’s Ruin – Bristol
01 November – Henry’s Cellar Bar – Edinburgh
2 November – Damnation Festival – Leeds

Dates with False:
7 November – Alte Meierei, Kiel, DE
8 November – Ungdomshuset, Copenhagen, DE
9 November – Mörtelwerk, Leipzig, DE
10 November – TBA, Prague, CZ
11 November – Zukunft am Ostkreuz, Berlin, DE
12 November – Music City, Antwerp, BE
13 November – De Onderbroek, Nijmegen, NL
14 November – PMK, Innsbruck, AT
15 November – Venster 99, Vienna, AT
16 November – Aurora, Budapest, HU
17 November – AKC Attack, Zagreb, CR
18 November – Sub, Graz, AT
19 November – Kochareal, Zurich, CH
20 November – TBA, Clermond Ferrand, FR
21 November – Espace B, Paris, FR
22 November – Jugend Kultur Cafe, Troisdorf, DE

Photo credit: Laure Gilardhucci

COILGUNS have announced their third full-length album, Watchwinders, as well as accompanying tour dates through Europe in support of the release. Watchwinders will be released via Hummus Records (founded by guitarist Jona Nido) on October 25.

Of the album title, the band says: “Watchwinders are among the most paradoxal objects humans have ever created. They are designed for rich people to store their expensive watches while not using them. Their purpose is to maintain the so-called self-winding mechanism that’s inside the watches. They’re a clear demonstration of how we keep dreaming of perpetual motion though we’re perfectly aware that it cannot be achieved. We humans are now realizing the limits of the closed system we live in. Still we seek an eternal source of growth. And we as a band are still chasing a punk ideal of self-sufficiency, though we obviously depend on fuel, vinyl and clicks.”

Full tour dates:
08.11 – Paris (F) @ Espace b
09.11 – Sheffield (UK) @ Record Junkee
10.11 – Leeds (UK) @ Temple of Boom    
11.11 – London (UK) @ The Macbeth Of Hoxton    
12.11 – Glasgow (UK) @ Broadcast
13.11 – Manchester (UK) @ Satan’s Hollow
14.11 – Northampton (UK) @ TBA
15.11 – Utrecht (NL) @ TBA          
17.11 – Gdansk (PL) @ Ziemia
18.11 – Warsaw (PL) @ Poglos
19.11 – Krakow (PL) @ Warsztat
20.11 – Wroclaw (PL) @ DK Luksus
21.11 – Berlin (D) @ Zukunft am Ostkreuz
22.11 – Stuttgart (D) @ Ju-Ha West
23.11 – Fribourg (CH) @ Hummus Fest / Fri-Son
24.11 – Lyon (F) @ La Marquise
26.11 – Clermont-Ferrand (F) @ Raymond Bar
27.11 – Angers (F) @ Jokers Pub
28.11 – Oss (NL) @ Lollipop
29.11 – Fontaine l’Evêque (B) @ MCP Apache
30.11 – Liège (B) @ La Zone

LEPROUS return with their sixth and most ambitious studio album to date entitled “Pitfalls”, set for release on October 25th, 2019 worldwide via InsideOutMusic.

LEPROUS vocalist and keyboardist Einar Solberg comments on the upcoming album: “We’re incredibly proud to announce "Pitfalls”! It’s the album no-one is expecting from Leprous. When you think you know where it’s headed, you’ll realize that you’re wrong. It’s not only by far the biggest production and musical departure we’ve done, but the also most personal and honest. The album has been written through one of my toughest years, where I struggled with depression and anxiety. No filters, no metaphors, just the truth. They say that writing music is therapeutic. but I would say that it’s an understatement. For me “Pitfalls” is the result of 1,5 years of learning how to get through the dark tunnel. The music has been my torch.“

LEPROUS with The Ocean & Port Noir:

01 November Esch (Luxembourg) – Rockhal

02 November Zwolle (The Netherlands) – Hedon

03 November Leiden (The Netherlands) – Gebr. De Nobel

04 November Berlin (Germany) – Kesselhaus

05 November Köln (Germany) – Kantine

06 November Frankfurt (Germany) – Batschkapp

07 November Antwerp (Belgium) – Zappa

08 November London (UK) – ULU

09 November Manchester (UK) – Academy 2

11 November Zurich (Switzerland) – Plaza

12 November Paris (France) – Cabaret Sauvage

13 November Lyon (France) – CCO

14 November Biarritz (France) – Atabal

15 November Madrid (Spain) – Shoko

16 November Barcelona (Spain) – Apolo

18 November Parma (Italy) – Campus Music Industry

19 November Munich (Germany) – Freiheiz

20 November Vienna (Austria) – Szene

21 November Prague (Czech Republic) – Palac Akropolis

22 November Dresden (Germany) – Beatpol

23 November Wroclaw (Poland) – Pralnia

24 November Hamburg (Germany) – Uebel & Gefahrlich

25 November Copenhagen (Denmark) – Lille Vega

26 November Gothenburg (Sweden) – Pustervik

27 November Stockholm (Sweden) – Fryshuset Klubben

The Flower Kings have announced their new album Waiting for Miracles – recorded in the studio owned by Benny from ABBA! – will be released on 8th November via Inside Out Music

After 5 years on hiatus, WOLVES LIKE US will be releasing their 4th album titled Brittle Bones on October 25th via Pelagic Records. To support the release, the Norwegian four-piece will embark on a European tour in December with PLANES MISTAKEN FOR STARS, whose vocalist Gared O’Donnell is also making a guest appearance on the Wolves’ upcoming album.

UK tour dates w/ Planes Mistaken For Stars
1st December, Manchester – Soup Kitchen

2nd December – Bristol – The Exchange

3rd December – Birmingham – The Flapper

4th  December – Nottingham – Rescue Rooms

5th December – Glasgow – G2

6th December – London – The Lounge