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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Photo by Ester Segarra

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

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/

Converge, Stephen O’Malley, Amenra and more headed for Amplifest 2015

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Amplifest have confirmed the line-up for this year’s edition of the festival, set to take place in September in Porto, Portugal.

The consistently excellent underground and experimental music weekender returns for its fifth year with a typically eclectic line-up, featuring the mighty Converge, Stephen O’Malley, Amenra, Full Of Hell and Marriages/Red Sparowes’ Emma Ruth Rundle amongst numerous other artists, films, talks and exhibitions.

The weekend will also see a performance by experimental composer William Basinski.

Amplifest 2015 takes place on 19th and 20th September at Hard Club, Porto. Needless to say, it’s not to be missed. Tickets are on sale now – for full details visit
http://amplificasom.com/amplifest/2015/index-en.html

Full Of Hell Announce European Tour

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Grind/powerviolence outfit Full Of Hell have announced a series of European dates this September, kicking off with a pair of performances at Incubate Festival.

The quartet are set to perform a collaborative set alongside noise legend Merzbow, with whom they released a collaborative album last year, at the Tilburg festival, as well as a regular set. The band will also perform at Amplifest, Portugal.

Full Of Hell will follow their festival appearances with a full UK tour, with support coming from Throats and Famine.

The full dates are as follows:

09/16 – Incubate Festival (collab w/Merzbow)
09/17 – Incubate Festival (solo show)
09/19 – Amplifest | Porto,PT *+
09/20 – The Exchange | Bristol,UK*+
09/22 – Hope and Ruin | Brighton,UK*
09/23 – Birthdays | London,UK*
09/24 – The Vault | Swansea,UK*
09/25 – Temple of Boom | Leeds,UK*
09/26 – 13th Note | Glasgow,UK*
09/27 – Stuck on a Name | Nottingham,UK*

+ with Throats
* with Famine

Full of Hell & Merzbow is out now on Profound Lore. Check out the interview in Rock-A-Rolla issue 52, available to order here: www.rock-a-rolla.com/backissues.htm

Listen to Gordian knot via SoundCloud now:

Goat unveil new single, It’s Time For Fun

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Following a performance at this year’s Glastonbury, Goat will release a brand new single this August, entitled It’s Time For Fun.

The Swedes’ first new music since last year’s second album Commune, the single features two new tracks, It’s Time For Fun, recorded in New York, and B-side Relax, recorded in Sao Paolo.

It’s Time For Fun will be released as a limited edition 7″ and digital on 7th August via Rocket Recordings (Stranded Records in Scandinavia, Sub Pop in US on 25th September). Each label’s release will have a different sleeve.

Listen to It’s Time For Fun now:


Goat are currently recording their third album for Rocket, and have lined up festival dates as follows:

01 August: Näsåker/Sweden – Urkult Festival
21 August 2: Hasselt/Belguim – Pukkelpop Festival
22 August: Wales/UK – Green Man Festival
28 – 29: August La Tour-de-Peilz/Switzerland – Nox Orae Festival
17 October: Greece/Athens – Gagarin Festival

Goat were on the cover of Rock-A-Rolla issue 52 – order your copy direct from our back issues store here: www.rock-a-rolla.com/backissues.htm

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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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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