Faith No More Stream New Single, announce tour dates

Dustin Rabin Photography, Faith No More, FNM, Dustin Rabin
Photo: Dustin Rabin

As previously reported, Faith No More will release their comeback single, Motherfucker, on Nov. 28 (Record Store Day’s Black Friday) on limited edition 7”, and the band are currently streaming the song via Rolling Stone.

Motherfucker, taken from the band’s forthcoming LP due out in April 2015, marks the first new music from the Bay Area legends since 1997’s Album Of The Year. “It feels apt that the first track we’re releasing is Motherfucker, a song about accountability,” explained Roddy Bottum. “Basically we’ve created, recorded and mixed a new body of work by ourselves and we’re releasing it on our own label. It’s a huge deal for us to only have ourselves to answer to at this point in our career and the song is about that, where the buck stops via the basic imagery of foie gras production, bondage… y’know, stuff like that.”

The B-side of the 7” is a remix of the track by JG Thirlwell. The single will see a digital release on December 9th.

FNM have also announced a number of performances for 2015, including:

February 17     Tokyo, Japan     Studio Coast
February 18     Tokyo, Japan     Studio Coast
February 21     Adelaide, Australia     Soundwave Festival
February 22     Melbourne, Australia     Soundwave Festival
February 28     Sydney, Australia     Soundwave Festival
March 1     Brisbane, Australia     Soundwave Festival
March 3     Auckland, New Zealand     WestFest
May 29     Nurburgring, Germany     Grune Holle Festival
May 31     Munich, Germany     Rockavaria Festival
June 4     Vienna, Austria     Vienna Rocks Festival
June 13     Donington, UK     Download Festival
June 20     Clisson, France     Hellfest

Tomahawk were on the cover of Rock-A-Rolla issue 41, available to order here:

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

Goblin offshoot Goblin Rebirth Sign to Relapse Records


Italian progsters Goblin Rebirth, a new incarnation “inspired by the legendary Goblin”, have signed to Relapse.

Goblin Rebirth formed after a short-lived reformation of the original group in 2009, and the new incarnation features the original Goblin rhythm section – drummer Agostino Marangolo and bassist Fabio Pignatelli – both of whom played on the classic soundtracks to Zombi/Dawn Of The Dead, Suspria, Profondo Rosso/Deep Red and others. Aidan Zammit and Danilo Cherni (keyboards) and Giacomo Anselmi (guitar) round off the Rebirth line-up.

The first new record from Goblin Rebirth will hit the store via Relapse in spring 2015. The group’s debut album was mixed and produced by Fabio Pignatelli, and recorded in Rome at Greta’s Sound, Zamusic Studios and Cherni Studio. The drums were recorded in Trani by Ciccio “Frums” Dettole at Scuola Sul Mare. 

The group commented: “It was clear to us from the start that we wanted to do an album that in some way evolved from the original Goblin sound but also took a new direction reflecting the personalities of all the band members. The pieces all fell together to make up a story that loosely describes the destruction and rebirth of a strange creature. This is itself a loose metaphor referring to the band history.”

Saint Vitus issue statement on Wino’s deportation


Doom metal legends Saint Vitus, currently completing their European tour, have announced that frontman Scott “Wino” Weinrich has been deported back to the US, after being held by Norwegian authorities “for possession of illegal substances.” 

The band has now released the following statement:

“Saint Vitus would like to regretfully inform all of our European fans that our lead vocalist Wino was detained by the Norwegian police and immigrations officers for possession of illegal substances since Sunday, November 9th. As of 16:00 CET yesterday evening (Nov. 11th) we were informed by his Norwegian defense attorney that he would more than likely be released that same day and be able to continue the remaining dates of our European tour. This morning we received notification that Wino was being deported back to the US today with no hope to remain in Scandinavia or anywhere in the European Union.  SAINT VITUS WILL CONTINUE THE REMAINING DATES OF THE TOUR.”

“Our sincere apologies to all of our fans, the promoters, booking agents and especially our Norwegian fans and promoter for the cancelled show. We will still deliver the heavy sound to all of our friends in Europe and it is our hope that everyone will understand our position to go forward with the remaining dates without Wino. David Chandler and Henry Vasquez along with a few surprise guests will take over vocal duties and this will be a rare opportunity to see Vitus with main songwriter David Chandler vocalizing his tormented tales of pain, heartache and DOOM. We hope to still see all of you on our remaining dates. FUCK THAT WEAK SHIT!!!!”

A list of the remaining Saint Vitus shows with David Chandler and Henry Vasquez on vocal duties is below:

13 Nov 14 Osnabrück (DE) Rosenhof
14 Nov 14 Jena (DE) F-Haus
15 Nov 14 Würzburg (DE) Hammer Of Doom

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ROCK-A-ROLLA Issue 52!

On the cover: Sweden’s mysterious afro-psych-kraut-voodoo ensemble Goat return with their incredible second LP, Commune!

Inside: in-depth interviews with sludge/avant-metal supergroup Old Man Gloom, the mighty Cavalera Conspiracy, …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, Usnea, Anatomy Of Habit, Sargent House, Foscor, Thomas Köner, Obake, Full Of Hell!

Plus live reviews: Antemasque, Secret Chiefs 3, Amplifest, King Buzzo, YOB, Philm, In Solitude and Beastmilk!

Plus massive album reviews sections and much more!


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Torche return with Restarter in February 2015


Florida/Georgia’s Torche are set to release their latest album, Restarter, in February 2015.

The follow-up to 2012′s Harmonicraft, Restarter marks Torche’s first album for Relapse Records, and will hit the stores on 23rd February 2015, with artwork (above) by Santos (Kylesa, High On Fire).

Torche will embark on a European tour in support of the album, kicking off on May 22nd in London:

May 22 London, UK  Underworld
May 23 Leeds, UK  Belgrave Social Club
May 24 Galway, IR  Roisin Dubh
May 25 Cork, IR  Craine Lane
May 26 Dublin, IR Grand Social
May 27 Belfast, IR  The Limelight
May 28 Glasgow, UK  CCA
May 29 Manchester, UK  Sound Control
May 30 Bristol, UK  Temples
May 31 Nimes, FR  This is Not a Love Song
June 1  Nantes, FR  Le Ferrailleur Festival

Earth Announce Tour Dates In January And February 2015


(photo: Marylene Mey)

Dylan Carlson’s mighty Earth have announced an extensive European tour for January and February 2015, including five UK dates.

The touring line-up, comprising Carlson, Adrienne Davies and Don McGreevy, will hit the road in support of their latest set, Primitive And Deadly. Support comes from Black Spirituals and Don McGreevy & Rogier Smal Duo.

The UK dates are as follows:

20/02/2015 London Islington Assembly Hall
21/02/2015 Birmingham The Oobleck
22/02/2015 Leeds Brudenell Social Club
23/02/2015 Newcastle The Cluny
24/02/2015 Brighton The Komedia

Carlson has also teamed up with Kevin Martin’s The Bug for a two-track 12” – The Bug Vs Earth ‘Boa/Cold’ will hit the stores in December via Ninja Tune.


Isis To Reissue Oceanic in November


Post-metal pioneers ISIS are set to reissue their classic 2002 LP Oceanic this November, fully remastered and featuring new packaging.

The reissue follows remasters of Celestial in 2013 and Panopticon earlier in 2014. “With the Oceanic remaster I feel we’ve saved the best for last,” explained drummer Aaron Harris. “The clarity that’s been revealed in these songs was surprising even to me. I’ve heard these songs probably thousands of times. When I listened to the remastered version of Weight it was like I was back in the studio recording the song. I also noticed a lot of new detail in Jeff’s bass guitar, and energy in the guitars. I know Oceanic is a favorite among fans, and I think this remaster will bring a new appreciation even to those who have heard it many times.”

Oceanic was remastered by Mika Jussila with artwork revisions by Aaron Turner, and hits the stores November 3rd via Ipecac.

ISIS released their final studio album, Wavering Radiant, in 2009.

Oceanic track listing:

1. The Beginning and the End
2. The Other
3. False Light
4. Carry
5. –
6. Maritime
7. Weight
8. From Sinking
9. Hym

ISIS were on the cover of Rock-A-Rolla issue 19 and Aaron Turner spoke in-depth about Panopticon recently in issue 50 – both  available to order from our back issues store here:

Video premiere: MoE ‘Let Them Dance’

Press Photo 1 by Andre Loyning

Photo: Andre Løyning

Norway’s noise rock trio MoE release their third LP, entitled 3, this week – and we have the video premiere of album track Let Them Dance right here.

The video, showing the band members – Guro Skumsnes Moe (Bass, vocals) Joakim Heibø Johansen (Drums) and Håvard Skaset (Guitar) – dancing with senior citizens at a retirement centre, was directed by Andre Løyning. “This album is our attempt to create universal music, music that gets heads nodding across continents,” says guitarist Håvard Skaset.

3 is out now via Fysisk Format. Watch the official video premiere for Let Them Dance now:

Red Fang announced as second headliner for Desertfest London 2015


Portland, OR heavyweights Red Fang have been confirmed as second headliners for the London edition of Desertfest 2015.

Red Fang will join the previously announced stoner kings Sleep, with Orange Goblin and My Sleeping Karma also set to appear over the weekend, and many more acts to be announced in the coming months.

Now in its fourth year celebrating all things stoner, doom, sludge and psych, Desertfest 2015 takes place April 24-26th in various venues in Camden, London, UK. Tix are on sale HERE

Red Fang were on the cover of Rock-A-Rolla issue 46, available to order

Now streaming: L’Ira del Baccano ‘Terra 42′

Italian “doomdelic instrumental rock” crew L’Ira del Baccano return with their second full-length Terra 42, a melting pot of Hawkwind, Rush and Sabbath, and you can hear the whole LP right here this week.

The quartet, featuring Alessandro “Drughito” Santori (guitar/synth/”direction and architecture”), Malerba (guitar/synth), Sandro “Fred” Salvi (drums) and Luca Primo (bass) previously released their debut Si Non Sedes Is…Live, a 56-minute live recording, followed by a split EP with Watermelon Time, and Terra 42 marks their first studio LP and first for Subsound Records.

Check out the full album, in stores now, below: