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Rock-A-Rolla issue 55 out now!

On the cover: The remarkable return of the legendary Faith No More!

Inside: In-depth interviews with Prurient, Amebix/Voivod supergroup Tau Cross, Leprous, Bell Witch, Lucifer, Valkyrie, The Flenser!

Plus album reviews: Faith No More, Goatsnake, GY!BE, High On Fire, Mutoid Man, Paradise Lost, Weedeater and many, many more!

Plus live reviews: Roadburn, Desertfest, Raw Power, Laibach, and more!

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Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats Return With The Night Creeper

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Cult UK outfit Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats will release their fourth album, The Night Creeper, this September.

Recorded earlier this year at Toe Rag Studios with engineer Liam Watson (White Stripes, Tame Impala, Electric Wizard), the album follows 2013’s Mind Control.

“The idea is that this album could have started life as an old cheap, grime-covered 25-cent pulp paperback like the type sold at newsstands outside train stations,” says frontman Kevin Starrs. “But then perhaps it is adapted into a film noir, which itself is then re-made twenty years later as an ultraviolent, slasher Italian Giallo film. The album follows this aesthetic lineage as it descends from trash to noir to something discernibly darker…”

The Night Creeper hits the stores on September 4th via Rise Above Records.

Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats have also announced a full European tour in support of the LP, kicking off in Paris on October 14th.  The UK/Ireland dates are as follows:

November 18th  – UK – BRISTOL – THE FLEECE
November 19th  – UK – MANCHESTER – GORILLA
November 20th  – IE – DUBLIN – WHELAN’S
November 21st – UK – BELFAST – LIMELIGHT 2
November 22nd – UK – GLASGOW
November 24th – UK – NEWCASTLE – O2 ACADEMY 2
November 25th  – UK – NOTTINGHAM – RESCUE ROOMS
November 26th  – UK – LONDON – SCALA

Report: Metal Hammer Golden Gods 2015

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Mike Bordin, Scott Ian, Duff McKagan

When it comes to metal awards, or any music awards for that matter, there really is only one unmissable event on the calendar.

Metal Hammer’s Golden Gods sure as hell didn’t disappoint this year with a Who’s Who of rock and metal descending on Indigo at London landmark The O2 for a celebration of all things hard n’ heavy.

Presenting the awards this year was none other than Anthrax man Scott Ian, and with gongs going to everyone from Dave Mustaine (Golden God award) and Gene Simmons (legend award) to Faith No More (best album, Sol Invictus), few events out there could compete for sheer rock star power.

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On the performance front, the awards definitely delivered this year. Opening the proceedings were crossover legends Suicidal Tendencies, raising the roof right from the start.

Following them were hard rockers We Are Harlot, but they could barely compete with the spectacle of Babymetal, tonight aided and abetted by power metallers Dragonforce. They may have their fair share of detractors, but the sheer entertainment value cannot be denied.

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Suicidal Tendencies

If the evening threatened to be too much lighthearted fun, death metal legends At The Gates were on hand to bring the aggression, proving yet again that they are still on top of their game.

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Ultimately, though, Killing Joke took the crown for band of the night by far. The ageing legends are still a live force to be reckoned with, and their closing 20 minutes or so here tonight only served to whet the appetite for more.

Stars, legends, performances – Golden Gods makes for an unbeatable night.

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Killing Joke

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Faith No More’s Bill Gould

All photos: Jessy Lotti

The winners in full:
Inspiration: At The Gates
Breakthrough: Babymetal
Best UK Band: Bring Me The Horizon
Riff Lord: Brian May
Golden God: Dave Mustaine
Best Independent Label: Epitaph
Best Album: Faith No More
Legend: Gene Simmons
Global Metal: District Unknown/Martyrs Of Metal
Spirit Of Hammer: Dr Matt Taylor
Dimebag Darrell Shredder: Richie Faulkner
Icon: Mike Muir
Defender Of The Faith: Tommy Thayer
Best New Band: We Are Harlot
Best Underground: Winterfylleth

Incoming: Steve Von Till European Dates

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(photo by Niela Von Till)

Legendary Neurosis guitarist/vocalist and Neurot Recordings founder Steve Von Till will embark on a series of European dates this June and July,  in support of his latest solo album, A Life Unto Itself.

The solo shows kick off in London, UK on 29 June, with the full dates as follows:

29.06.2015 GBR – London – St Pancras Old Church
01.07.2015 GER – Berlin – Jägerklause
02.07.2015 GER – Leipzig – UT Connewitz
03.07.2015 GER – Karlsruhe – Jubez
04.07.2015 FR – Lille – La Peniche
05.07.2015 FR – Paris – Espace B

A Life Unto Itself is out now via Neurot Recordings.

Cathedral announce reissue of In Memoriam

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Rise Above Records have announced they will reissue In Memoriam, the debut recording from doom legends Cathedral, this July.

Recorded and originally self-released on cassette with photocopied covers in late 1990 (as ‘In Memorium’) before their debut full-length Forest Of Equilibrium, the demo is now reissued on CD and LP with bonus tracks, extensive liner notes and a bonus DVD.

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Cathedral released their final album, The Last Spire, in 2013.

In Memoriam is out July 17th. The tracklisting is as follows:

Demo 1990
Mourning of a New Day
All Your Sins
Ebony Tears
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Live Holland/Belgium 1991
Intro/Comiserating the Celebration
Ebony Tears
Neophytes For Serpent Eve
All Your Sins
Mourning of a New Day

DVD Live in Groningen (NL) May 1st 1991 (CD Version only)
Intro/Comiserating the Celebration
Ebony Tears
Neophytes For Serpent Eve
All Your Sins
Mourning of a New Day

Now streaming: OSSO s/t

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Streaming on rock-a-rolla.com this week: Osso ‘Osso’.

The brand new outfit is comprised of Italian enigmas MoRkObOt and RareNoise Records’ Eraldo Bernocchi. Osso’s self-titled sludge monster is out on Subsound Records – hear the whole LP below:

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Out this week: Rock-A-Rolla issue 55!

On the cover: The remarkable return of the legendary Faith No More!

Inside: In-depth interviews with Prurient, Amebix/Voivod supergroup Tau Cross, Leprous, Bell Witch, Lucifer, Valkyrie, The Flenser!

Plus album reviews: Faith No More, Goatsnake, GY!BE, High On Fire, Mutoid Man, Paradise Lost, Weedeater and many, many more!

Plus live reviews: Roadburn, Desertfest, Raw Power, Laibach, and more!

SUBSCRIBE AND ORDER YOUR COPY HERE: http://rockarollamagazine.bigcartel.com

Or download the digital edition for your iPad, Android device or PC/Mac: http://www.pocketmags.com
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Avant-doomsters Orthodox return with new album, stream new track

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Spain’s avant-doomsters Orthodox have posted Crown For A Mole, the first track to be taken from their forthcoming album, Axis.

Now a duo of Marco Serrato (bass, vocals) and Borja Díaz (Drums), Orthodox’s latest full-length will feature a host of guest musicians alongside the pair, and will see the light of day this September via Alone Records.

Listen to Crown For A Mole now:


The band have also announced a London date at Power Lunches, with Dead Neanderthals, on September 2.

Black Rainbows on tour this week

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Italian hard rockers Black Rainbows kick off their UK tour this week – catch them on one of the dates above.

The trio recently released their latest album, Hawkdope, via Heavy Psych Sounds. Check out the interview in Rock-A-Rolla issue 54.

Track premiere: HIGH ON FIRE ‘The Sunless Years’

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Oakland’s mightiest return this month with a brand new album, Luminiferous, and we’ll be streaming album track The Sunless Years right here for a week!

The hotly anticipated follow-up to 2012’s De Vermis Mysteriis, Luminiferous was recorded at Salem, Massachusetts’ GodCity Studios with producer Kurt Ballou and will hit the stores June 22 via Century Media.

Check out the colossal The Sunless Years now:

Luminiferous tracklisting:

1.The Black Plot
2.Carcosa
3.The Sunless Years
4. Slave the Hive
5. The Falconist
6. Dark Side of the Compass
7. The Cave
8. Luminiferous