Video premiere: Bad Guys ‘Prostitutes’

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London hard rockin’ crew Bad Guys return this March with their second opus, Bad Guynaecology, and the quartet have unleashed the video for album track Prostitutes on an unsuspecting public ahead of the album’s release.

“Here’s the video for our song ‘Prostitutes’, which is a true crime story song,” explains frontman Stuart. “It is comprised of a mixture of documentary footage along with some dramatic reconstructions, just like on Crimewatch. If anyone knows the perps that have been littering my garden with French letters, please contact the police, otherwise just stick this on the biggest TV in your office, crank up the volume and sing along. Don’t worry, it’s all totally safe for work.”

Bad Guynaecology is out March 16th 2015 on Riot Season. Check out the suitably tasteful video for Prostitutes (Are Making Love In My Garden) now:


 

Godspeed You! Black Emperor To Release New LP in March

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Post-rock titans Godspeed You! Black Emperor will release a brand new full-length, the follow-up to 2012’s Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend! this March.

Titled Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress, the LP was recorded with sound engineer Greg Norman (Electrical Audio) at studios in North Carolina and Montréal, and marks the second release since the band ended their long hiatus in 2010.

Early word is that the album is one of their most “succinct” and “focused” records yet, with four tracks clocking in at 40 minutes. Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress will hit the stores on March 31st via Constellation, with the tracklist as follows:

1 Peasantry or ‘Light! Inside of Light!’
2 Lambs’ Breath
3 Asunder, Sweet
4 Piss Crowns Are Trebled

Check out album track Peasantry or ‘Light! Inside of Light! (excerpt) now:

UK & Ireland live dates:

17.04.15 Manchester, UK, Albert Hall
18.04.15 Dublin, IE, Vicar Street
19.04.15 Glasgow, UK, ABC
20.04.15 London, UK, Shepherds Bush Empire

Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra were on the cover of Rock-A-Rolla issue 47, available to order here: www.rock-a-rolla.com/backissues.htm

Gallon Drunk Added To Raw Power, Day Splits Announced

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Gallon Drunk have been confirmed as third headliner at London’s Raw Power festival, and will join the previously announced Earthless, Circle and many more at this year’s event.

Taking place over the weekend 22nd – 24th May 2015 at The Dome, Tufnell Park, Raw Power will see three days of the finest psych, space rock, synth craziness, leftfield electronica and general weirdness.

The full day splits now look like this:

Friday
The Dome:  Gallon Drunk, Gnod & Luminous Bodies

Saturday
The Dome: Earthless, Pharaoh Overlord, Esben & the Witch, Guapo, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Anji Cheung
Music Room: Fumaca Preta, Sex Swing, Good Throb, Sloath, The Wharves, Hirvikolari

Sunday
The Dome: Circle, The Cosmic Dead, Makoto Kawabata & KK Null, Hey Colossus, Blown Out, Metamono
The Music Room: Rat Salad, Acid Baby Jesus, Black Bombaim, Satelliti, Jiboia, Ye Nuns

Get your tickets now: visit http://baba-yagas-hut.eventcube.io/events/1871/raw-power-festival-2015

Steve Von Till Reveals Details Of New Solo Album

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Neurosis legend Steve Von Till is set to release A Life Unto Itself, his fourth solo album, this May.

The new full-length  is said to expand on Von Till’s previous folk elements with “bold and ambitious arrangements”, including vintage synths, strings, percussion, and electric guitars.

Steve Von Till released his previous solo LP, A Grave Is a Grim Horse, in 2008.

A Life Unto Itself hits the stores in May via Neurot. Stay tuned for more details as they emerge.

Neurosis were on the cover of Rock-A-Rolla issue 40, available to order here: www.rock-a-rolla.com/backissues.htm

Royal Thunder Premiere First New Music From Crooked Doors

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Atlanta outfit Royal Thunder have unveiled Forget You, the first song to be premiered from their forthcoming second album, Crooked Doors.

Due out on April 6th via Relapse Records, Crooked Doors was recorded last year at Aria Recording Studio, the same studio the band used for their debut CVI.

“We are very excited to have the song Forget You be the first song premiered off our new album Crooked Doors,” said guitarist and co-founder Josh Weaver. “It makes sense for us to premiere Forget You first, as it was one of the first songs we wrote and played out live after our last album, CVI. Thank you to everyone who has showed us love and support and made this album possible! Enjoy!”

Check out Forget You on YouTube and SoundCloud now:


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Faith No More reveal album title, set release date

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Faith No More have revealed their forthcoming comeback album will be entitled Sol Invictus.

Their first LP since 1997’s Album Of The Year will hit the stores on May 19th via Reclamation Recordings/Ipecac Recordings. Sol Invictus was produced by Bill Gould and recorded in the band’s Oakland, Calif. studio.

Faith No More released the first single off the album, Motherfucker, in November 2014, with the second track, Superhero, due for release in March.

The band will embark on a worldwide tour starting on February 17th in Tokyo.

Tomahawk were on the cover of Rock-A-Rolla issue 41, available to order here: www.rock-a-rolla.com/backissues.htm

Mike Patton was on the cover of issue 26, available in digital edition here: www.pocketmags.com

Incoming: Moss UK tour 2015

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UK doomsters Moss have lined up a series of Rock-A-Rolla-sponsored UK dates this spring, kicking off on April 23rd at Corsica Studios, London.

The trio recently released a two-track, limited edition 10-inch, Carmilla (Marcilla)/Spectral Visions, on their own imprint Stone Tapes, following a slew of releases on labels like Aurora Borealis and Rise Above.

Do not miss this! Catch Moss at one of these dates:

Thursday 23rd April Corsica Studios, London
Saturday 2nd May Doom for the Doomed Festival, Birmingham
Tuesday 5th May Underground, Plymouth
Wednesday 6th May Exchange, Bristol
Thursday 7th May Moon Club, Cardiff
Friday 8th May Cluny, Newcastle
Saturday 9th May Roadhouse, Manchester
Sunday 10th May The Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes
Monday 11th May Chameleon, Nottingham

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Earthless, Circle, Makoto Kawabata/KK Null and more headed for Raw Power 2015

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Californian psych kings Earthless are set to headline this year’s Raw Power festival, joining Circle, Pharaoh Overlord and Makoto Kawabata & KK Null.

Taking place over the weekend 22-24 May 2015, Raw Power will take over London’s The Dome and Boston Music Room for three days of psych, space rock, experimental sounds and general craziness.

Other new additions include Esben & the Witch, Hey Colossus and Black Bombaim, who join the previously announced Guapo, The Cosmic Dead, Sloath and many more.

For the full line-up and tickets visit https://babayaga.ticketabc.com/events/raw-power/

Incoming: Lilacs & Champagne, Watter and Holy Sons European Tour

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Lilacs & Champagne, aka Emil Amos (Grails, Om, Holy Sons) and Alex Hall (Grails), will kick off their European tour on Jan 30th in Prague as a five-piece live ensemble, with Watter, aka Zak Riles (Grails), Tyler Trotter and Britt Walford (Slint) and Holy Sons (aka Emil Amos) also on the bill.

Watter released their debut set This World last year (check out their interview in Rock-A-Rolla issue 50), while Lilacs & Champagne will premiere material from their upcoming release, Midnight Features Vol 2: Made Flesh. The tour marks Watter’s first ever European shows (see poster above for the full dates), with UK dates as follows:

February 7, 2015 London, Birthdays
February 8, 2015 Manchester, Deaf Institute
February 9, 2015 Birmingham, The Oobleck

Faith No More Announce New Song ‘Superhero’, North American Tour

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Faith No More have announced details of the second single to be taken from their forthcoming, as-yet-untitled full-length, along with their first US shows since 2010.

The follow-up to 1997’s Album Of The Year is due this May via the band’s newly formed imprint, Reclamation Recordings, distributed by Ipecac Recordings, with Faith No More founder and bass player Bill Gould on production duties.

Superhero will be available as a limited edition 7-inch single on March 17 followed by a digital release on March 31. Faith No More recently released the comeback single, Motherfucker, as part of Record Store Day’s Black Friday event. The band also recently played a surprise set at Amoeba record store in San Francisco.

“Here we go,” commented Gould. “First North American tour dates, some in cities we haven’t played in over 17 years. We are armed with the new material and ready for whatever comes our way.”

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The North American shows kick off April 15 in Vancouver, with the dates as follows:

April 15 Vancouver, BC PNE Forum
April 16 Seattle, WA Paramount Theater
April 17 Portland, OR Keller Auditorium
April 19 San Francisco, CA Warfield
April 20 San Francisco, CA Warfield
April 23 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
April 24 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
April 25 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory
May 7 Chicago, IL Concord Music Hall
May 8 Detroit, MI The Fillmore
May 9 Toronto, ON Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
May 11 Boston, MA Orpheum Theatre
May 13 New York, NY Webster Hall
May 14 New York, NY Webster Hall
May 15 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory

Faith No More are also set to perform at this year’s Download Festival in Donington, UK on June 13th

Tomahawk were on the cover of Rock-A-Rolla issue 41, available to order here: www.rock-a-rolla.com/backissues.htm

Mike Patton was on the cover of issue 26, available in digital edition here: www.pocketmags.com