On tour this week: ORTHODOX + DEAD NEANDERTHALS

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Spain’s avant-doom heroes Orthodox kick off their UK tour with Dutch free-jazz/metal duo Dead Neanderthals this week – catch them on one of these dates:

Sept 2nd – Power Lunches, London
Sept 3rd – Hare and Hounds, Birmingham
Sept 4th – Islington Mill, Manchester
Sept 5th – Old Market Fest @ The Exchange, Bristol
Sept 6th – The Cowley Club, Brighton

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Rock-A-Rolla issue 56!

Rock-A-Rolla issue 56! On the cover: The mighty return of the legendary Goatsnake!

Inside: Chelsea Wolfe returns with the stunning new album, Abyss. Plus, we talk to Neurosis legend Steve Von Till, doomsters Windhand, Constellation Records’ post-punks Ought, Sweden’s hard rock heroes Horisont!

Plus: Locrian, Hidden Orchestra, BIG|BRAVE, Monotreme Records!

Plus: all the latest reviews, live action and more!

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Or download the digital edition for your iPad, Android device or PC/Mac: http://www.pocketmags.com

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Corrections House To Release New Full-Length This October

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Neurosis/Eyehategod/Yakuza supergroup Corrections House have announced their second full-length, entitled Know How To Carry A Whip, will hit the stores this October.

The outfit, featuring Sanford Parker (Minsk), Scott Kelly (Neurosis), Bruce Lamont (Yakuza), Mike IX Williams (Eyehategod) and “Minister of Propaganda” Seward Fairbury, follow up 2013’s debut Last City Zero with a “far more developed and fluid” collection of tracks, according to Fairbury.

“The music is simultaneously suffocating and freeing,” commented Kelly, “but it also has the energy of a whirling dervish.”

Know How To Carry A Whip is due for release on October 23rd via Neurot Recordings. The tracklisting is as follows:

1. Crossing My One Good Finger
2. Superglued Tooth
3. White Man’s Gonna Lose
4. Hopeless Moronic
5. Visions Divide
6. The Hall Of Cost
7. When Push Comes To Shank
8. I Was Never Good At Meth
9. Burn The Witness

Neurosis were on the cover of Rock-A-Rolla issue 40 and Eyehategod were on the cover of issue 49 – both issues are available to order from www.rock-a-rolla.com/backissues.htm

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Neurosis and Paradise Lost to headline Roadburn 2016, Lee Dorrian announced as festival curator

Roadburn Festival have announced that Neurosis and Paradise Lost will headline next year’s event, with Cathedral/Napalm Death/Rise Above Records legend Lee Dorrian announced as festival curator.

The California post-metal pioneers will celebrate their 30th anniversary at the 2016 edition of the festival, with just two events planned to mark the milestone: March 4th and 5th at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco, and Roadburn.

“To be invited to celebrate our 30th anniversary in Europe at Roadburn is an absolute honor,” Neurosis commented. “Roadburn is a treasured and unique event that embodies the spirit of open minded community and original, emotional heavy music. We are humbled to be a part of it again.”

Neurosis are set to perform twice at Roadburn 2016: as headliners on both Saturday 16th April and on Sunday 17th April. The two sets will span the band’s entire career.

In addition, Neurosis will reissue their legendary albums, 1996′s Through Silver in Blood and 1999’s Times Of Grace, on super deluxe 180-gram double vinyl this autumn, along with the first ever vinyl pressing of Grace, the 1999 Tribes Of Neurot companion piece to Times Of Grace. The reissues are set for worldwide release on September 4.

Yorkshire doom titans Paradise Lost, meanwhile, will headline Roadburn on Thursday 14th April 2016, performing their seminal second album Gothic in its entirety in celebration of its 25th anniversary.

Lee Dorrian returns to Roadburn as curator, following 1999’s headline slot with Cathedral and Rise Above Records’ 20th Anniversary in 2008. “I feel very honoured to be handed this prestigious task to curate Roadburn 2016,” Dorrian commented. “Having been involved with Walter on a personal level for many years now, I always felt like part of the family, as opposed to being someone on the outside. So, with that in mind, I was both shocked and excited when he asked me to take on this fantastic opportunity.

“I promise to make this an event that no-one will forget, and I’m already frothing at the potential of possibilities available!! It’s a dream and one that I never expected. This is what I love, so I will not disappoint. Come and join us in this ritualistic nirvana of praise and offerings to the unholy Blind Dead. Templars Arise!”

Lee is set to curate two days, taking over the Main Stage on Friday 15th April 2016 followed by the iconic Het Patronaat venue on Saturday 16th April with his  ‘Rituals for the Blind Dead.’

Roadburn Festival takes place 14th – 17th April 2016 at the 013 venue, in Tilburg, The Netherlands. Stay tuned for the ticket info and further announcements.

www.roadburn.com

NEUROSIS were on the cover of Rock-A-Rolla issue 40! Limited copies available to order from our back issues store here: www.rock-a-rolla.com/backissues.htm

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Zombi To Release Shape Shift in October

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Zombi have announced their latest full-length, Shape Shift, will hit the stores this October via longtime label Relapse.

The album is said to mark “a return to the group’s prog-inclined rock roots” and follows 2011’s Escape Velocity.

Steve Moore commented: “It’s a rock record – think of it as a follow-up to Surface To Air. There are no techno jams or symphonic prog fantasies. No solo track interludes. We have officially moved from ‘studio project’ mode back into ‘live band’ mode.”

Shape Shift will be released alongside Moore’s original motion picture soundtrack, Cub, on October 16th.

The full tracklisting for both albums is as follows:

Shape Shift

1. Pillars of the Dawn
2. Total Breakthrough
3. Mission Creep
4. Interstellar Package
5. Diffraction Zone
6. Toroidal Vortices
7. Shadow Hand
8. Metaverse
9. Siberia II

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Cub (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

1. Intro & Credits
2. Casselroque
3. Arrival
4. The Treehouse
5. Werewolf
6. The Truck
7. The Hunt
8. Sam vs Kai
9. Finale

Zombi were on the cover of Rock-A-Rolla issue 31! Limited copies available from www.rock-a-rolla.com/backissues.htm

Kylesa reveal details of forthcoming LP, Exhausting Fire

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Savannah, Georgia titans Kylesa have revealed the details of their seventh full-length, due for release on October 2nd via Season Of Mist.

Entitled Exhausting Fire, the follow-up to 2013’s Ultraviolet is said to be their most diverse offering yet, incorporating psychedelic rock, Americana, goth and death rock elements alongside crushing riffs.

“No band sounds like us and we don’t sound like any other band”, commented Laura Pleasants . “After all these years of experimenting with different styles and sounds, we’ve really developed our own thing and I can faithfully say that we sound like us. With this album, we’ve successfully made a record that incorporates all the elements we’ve always played with into a record that works on its own.”

The album was recorded at Jam Room in Columbia, South Carolina. The current core line-up is Laura Pleasants (guitar, vocals), Philip Cope (guitar, vocals) and Carl McGinley (drums), with the live incarnation expanded to a five-piece, including a second drummer.

The artwork, designed by their regular artist Shaun Beaudry, is below:

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Exhausting Fire tracklist:

01. Crusher
02. Inward Debate
03. Moving Day
04. Lost and Confused
05. Shaping The Southern Sky
06. Falling
07. Night Drive
08. Blood Moon
09. Growing Roots
10. Out Of My Mind
11. Paranoid (bonus track)

Kylesa were on the cover of Rock-A-Rolla issue 43! Limited copies are available to order here: www.rock-a-rolla.com/backissues.htm

Track premiere: USA Nails ‘I Am Normal’

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This week on rock-a-rolla.com: hear the exclusive premiere of USA Nails’ ‘I Am Normal’

The London noise-rock/psych crew, featuring members of Oceansize, Kong, Hawk Eyes, Future Of The Left and Silent Front, are set to release their second full-length, No Pleasure, this November via Smalltown America. The LP follows their 2014 debut Sonic Moist.

Check out the killer album track now:

Upcoming USA Nails live dates:

Saturday 22 August – ArcTanGent 2015 Festival, Bristol
Sunday 23 August – Wyrdout 2015 Festival , London
Tuesday 15 September – The Stag and Hounds w/ Dope Body, Bristol
Wednesday 16 – The Old Blue Last  w/ Dope Body, London
Saturday 19 September – Hope & Anchor Rip This Joint Night,  London
Wednesday 30 September – The Social w/ Prom, London
Saturday 10 October – Gulliver’s w/ Blacklisters, Manchester
Thursday 15 October –  New Cross Inn w/ Threads, London

Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats reveal new single, Waiting For Blood

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Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats have released Waiting For Blood, the first single to be taken from their forthcoming new album The Night Creeper.

The track was recorded at Toe Rag Studios in early 2015 with engineer Liam Watson (White Stripes, Tame Impala, Electric Wizard).

“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 news-stands outside train stations,” says frontman Kevin Starrs of the forthcoming LP. “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 is due 4th September via Rise Above Records.

Listen to Waiting For Blood now:

The band will embark on a full European tour with Sweden’s Spiders in support, kicking off on October 14th in Paris. 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

Baroness, Ghost, Gojira and more headed for Reading and Leeds 2015

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Legendary UK festivals Reading and Leeds have announced the final line-up for this year’s events, with Baroness, Ghost and Gojira joining headliners Metallica on Saturday (Reading) and Sunday (Leeds).

The trio round off the heavy contingent for the bank Holiday weekend, with Canadian hardcore outfit Cancer Bats, Refused, Babymetal, Mariachi El Bronx, The Bronx, Bo Ningen, And So I Watch You From Afar, Hawk Eyes and many, many more also appearing over the weekend.

Mumford & Sons and The Libertines will headline alongside metal titans Metallica.

Reading and Leeds 2015 take place 28-30th August. For full info and ticket options visit: www.readingfestival.com / www.leedsfestival.com

Dub Trio return to London in November

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Brooklyn’s jaw-dropping instrumentalists Dub Trio will return to London this November, with a one-off performance at The Underworld presented by Nightshift Promotions and Rock-A-Rolla.

The genre-mashing virtuosos will play Camden’s landmark venue on Sunday, November 15th, with support from Thumpermonkey, Alright The Captain and Sakya.

Do NOT miss them – tickets are on sale now from www.theunderworldcamden.co.uk

Join the Facebook event page here: www.facebook.com/events/723071064471256/