Godflesh Release New Song ‘Imperator’

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Industrial metal legends (and issue 50 cover stars) Godflesh have released another new track from their upcoming full-length A World Lit Only By Fire.

Entitled Imperator, the track is a more melodic follow-up to the previously released New Dark Ages, and unmistakably, vintage Godflesh. A World Lit Only By Fire, the band’s first LP in 13 years, is out on October 6th via Avalanche Recordings. Feast your ears on Imperator now:

Godflesh were recently on the cover of Rock-A-Rolla issue 50! Order your copy from our back issues store here: www.rock-a-rolla.com/backissues.htm

Denovali offer free 26-track sampler ahead of Swingfest Essen


Denovali Records have posted a free 26-track sampler ahead of Swingfest, which returns to Weststadthalle, Essen this October following the recent London and Berlin editions.

As usual, the festival line-up is largely built around the German label’s roster, with select non-label artists sharing the stage with Denovali staples. This year’s Essen line-up features issue 47 cover stars Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra, Bohren & Der Club Of Gore and The Haxan Cloak alongside Denovali artists like Petrels, Ensemble Economique, Pan & Me, Origamibiro, and many more.

Denovali Swingfest takes place 2nd -5th October 2014. For the full line-up and ticket info visit: www.denovali.com/swingfest

Stream the free sampler for this year’s event, featuring 26 tracks from 23 artists performing at the festival, below. To download the sampler, visit www.denovali.com/mp3shop

Sunn O))) To Headline Temples Festival 2015

Drone masters Sunn O))) have been announced as headliners for next year’s Temples Festival, taking place in Bristol, UK 29th – 31st May 2015.

Taking the second night headliner slot, Sunn O))) join Converge, Torche, Today Is The Day, Goatsnake, Pig Destroyer, Triptykon and  more. Other new additions for Temples 2015 include Martyrdöd, Skitsystem, Harms Way, Young And In The Way, Ken Mode, Krokodil and Grave Miasma.

Sunn O))) released Terrestrials, their collaborative album with Ulver, earlier this year (check out the full interview in Rock-A-Rolla issue 48, available to order HERE), while the Scott Walker collab Soused, their second album to see the light of day this year, will hit the stores in October via 4AD.

Temples Festival is an independent music festival taking place at Bristol’s Motion, a series of old Victorian warehouses now converted into a skate park and unique music rooms. The current line-up is below, with more acts to be announced:


Amplifest announce full schedule


The schedule for this year’s Amplifest has been announced  – see above for the handy guide on who’s playing when.

Joining Michael Gira’s legendary Swans in Porto this October are current issue cover stars YOB, Pallbearer (also featured in the latest issue), Cult Of Luna, New York noisenik Pharmakon (aka Margaret Chardiet), doom duo Wolvserpent, Wovenhand and more.

Amplifest takes place 4th and 5th October in Porto, Portugal. Tickets are on sale now – visit http://www.amplificasom.com for details

Old Man Gloom Stream Brand New Song ‘The Lash’


Hardcore/experimental supergroup Old Man Gloom have unveiled the crushing new song, The Lash, ahead of their forthcoming sixth album, The Ape Of God.

Featuring Aaron Turner (Isis, Mamiffer), Nate Newton (Converge, Doomriders), Caleb Scofield (Cave In, Zozobra) and Santos Montano (Zozobra), Old Man Gloom will release the follow-up to 2012’s NO on November 17th via Profound Lore (CD/digital) and SIGE (2xLP).

Old Man Gloom recently played their debut UK show at Scala, London – check out the full review in issue 49.



Fantômas to play Rockout Fest in Santiago Chile

Fantômas – AKA Mike Patton, Dave Lombardo, Buzz Osborne and Trevor Dunn – are set to end their hiatus with an announcement they will return to the live stage at Chile’s RockOut Festival this December.

The supergroup released the live album/DVD, The Director’s Cut Live: A New Year’s Revolution, back in 2011 while their last studio album, 2005’s Suspended Animation, came out almost a decade ago.

Fantômas join Devo, Primus, Thurston Moore band and more. RockOut Fest takes place December 6th, at Espacio Broadway, Santiago, Chile.


It’s official: New Faith No More LP due in April 2015!

Dave Lombardo Talks PHILM ahead of London show this September

The Melvins To Release New LP with Butthole Surfers’ Paul Leary and JD Pinkus

Mono Announce Two New Albums for October


Japanese post-rock heroes MONO have announced they will release not one, but TWO new albums this October, followed by an extensive European tour.

The two albums – entitled The Last Dawn and Rays Of Darkness – were recorded simultaneously, though they are “creatively and conceptually worlds apart.”

Guitarist Taka commented: “There were black and white sides inside of me, like darkness and hope. I felt they could not exist on the same album.”

The “light” side comes in the form of The Last Dawn, whilst Rays Of Darkness is an entirely different record, notable for the absence of MONO’s trademark orchestral instruments, and heavy on riffs and a doomy undertone. It’s also their first album ever to feature vocals, with contribution from Tetsuya Fukagawa of post-hardcore titans Envy.



The artwork was created by Michigan based illustrator Pat Perry (above), and both albums will be available via Pelagic Records on October 24th (GAS) and October 27th (UK and rest of Europe). Temporary Residence Limited will handle the US release.

MONO’s tour dates kick off on November 18 in Warsaw, Poland, with UK/IRE dates as follows:

December 06 Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
December 07 Glasgow, Stereo
December 08 Dublin, Whelans
December 10 London, Islington Assembly Hall

MONO were on the cover of Rock-A-Rolla issue 39, available to order from our back issues webstore: www.rock-a-rolla.com/backissues.htm

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Rock-A-Rolla issue 51!

Issue 51 out now!

On the cover: Doom titans YOB return with their latest, possibly greatest, opus, Clearing The Path To Ascend!

Inside: In-depth interviews with Earth, Skullflower, Pallbearer, Witch Mountain, Myrkur, Shield Patterns, Maybeshewill, Gnod, Death Penalty, Brutal Panda, Dave Lombardo’s Philm!

Plus live action: Faith No More, Converge, High On Fire, Slint, Sonisphere 2014, Bl’ast!

Plus the latest album reviews and more!

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It’s official: New Faith No More LP due in April 2015!

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Left to right: Mike Bordin, Bill Gould, Mike Patton, Jon Hudson, Roddy Bottum  

After months of rumours and conjecture, reactivated legends Faith No More have confirmed they are currently working on a brand new, as-yet-untitled studio album, their first in close to two decades.

The band are currently in the studio in Oakland, California working on the follow-up to 1997’s Album Of The Year with Bill Gould on production duties. The band have also announced a limited edition (5000 copies) 7-inch single of the song Motherfucker, recently premiered at Hyde Park in London, will be released on Record Store Day’s Black Friday event on Nov. 28, and digitally on Dec. 9.

The release will be the first from Faith No More’s newly formed imprint, Reclamation Recordings, which will be distributed by Patton’s Ipecac Recordings.


Originally calling it quits in 1998, Faith No More made a surprising return to the live fold in 2009, starting at their spiritual home Brixton Academy before headlining Download Festival that year, and ultimately embarking on an extensive tour, dubbed The Second Coming. The band have since performed sporadically, premiering a new song Matador during that tour, and a further two new songs, Motherfucker and Superhero this year at the British Summertime Festival, where they shared the stage with Black Sabbath, Soundgarden and Motörhead (look out for a full review in Rock-A-Rolla issue 51).

Faith No More will headline Australia’s Soundwave Festival in February 2015.  A worldwide tour will be announced soon.

Buzz Osborne kicks off solo dates next week, Melvins premiere new song

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Legendary Melvins frontman Buzz Osborne will kick off the European leg of his solo trek next week in Brighton (30th Aug), with further UK dates in London (20th Sept) and Bristol (21st).

Buzz recently released his first ever acoustic solo album This Machine Kills Artists, while a brand new Melvins full-length, Hold It In, is due for release on Oct 14th via Ipecac and features Butthole Surfers guitarist Paul Leary and bassist JD Pinkus.

“I recorded most of This Machine Kills Artists with my red white and blue Buck Owens American acoustic,” commented Buzz on his solo LP. “It’s a great guitar and is pretty much irreplaceable so it’s staying home for tours. It’s too bad really. Maybe I can paint the Chinese one I use live red white and blue! Ha!”

Melvins premiered Hold It In album track ‘Brass Cupcake’ today via Rolling Stone.

Hear This Machine Kills Artists in full now:


30.08 Brighton @ The Haunt
31.08 Paris @ Nouveau Casino
01.09 Cologne @ Gebäude9
03.09 Dresden @ Beatpol
04.09 Vienna @ Arena
05.09 Judenburg near Graz @ Rock Is Hell Fest
07.09 Ravenna @ Hana-bi
08.09 Bologna @ Locomotiv
09.09 Milano @ Carroponte
10.09 Düdingen @ Bad Bonn
11.09 Zürich @ Rote Fabrik (+PHILM)
13.09 Schorndorf @ Manufaktur
14.09 Munich @ Kranhalle
15.09 Frankfurt @ Mousonturm
18.09 Tilburg @ Incubate Fest
19.09 Kortrijk @ De Kreun
20.09 London @ Oslo
21.09 Bristol @ The Exchange

Limited copies of ROCK-A-ROLLA issue 27, featuring Melvins on the cover, are available to order from our Back Issues store: www.rock-a-rolla.com/backissues.htm