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  • New Tragedy video & album ahead of tour

    In an upside down world being torn at the seams, Tragedy brings us all together by uniting two warring factions – Disco and Metal.

    The video stars comedian/musician/author Dave Hill in a role reminiscent of Tony Manero in the classic film, Saturday Night Fever, except with a little less success on the dance floor. He admires a handsome and talented disco-dancer (Nobuya Nagahama) at the club, but every time our Tony takes to the dance floor, he gets caught up in metal mayhem. Eventually, Tony finds salvation in a Disco-Metal transformation, inspired by his favorite band, Tragedy.

    The track is a new version of their version of Stayin’ Alive, taken from new album ‘The Joy of Sex’ – it’s out today and available to download from Amazon and other such sites.

    The band are touring for this album very soon and play Think Tank in Newcastle on March 1st – tickets available here

    Alex Comfort’s 1970’s sex manual, The Joy of Sex, was discovered by each of the band members when left alone in the house as a curious young man. Tragedy, with the advice of doctors and professional counselors, has created the first real Adult Sex Information Metal Album ever recorded. The Joy of Sex is for mature people who want to make their lovemaking richer and more varied.

    These songs are presented alongside hand-drawn artwork, and discussed in unanxious practical detail, with reassuring authority and a sense of decimation.

    “We are always being asked to graphically illustrate our lovemaking methods to our fans”, says Tragedy’s Mo’Royce Peterson, “and now, the whole world will be able to hold us in the palms of their hands and the drums of their ears, as we guide them through life’s carnal pleasures.”

    The tracklist for the album is :

    MANEATER
    BAKER STREET
    DO YA THINK I’M SEXY
    FUNKYTOWN
    LITTLE RED CORVETTE
    BORDERLINE
    STAYIN’ ALIVE
    NEVER GONNA GIVE YOU UP
    DRESS YOU UP
    PHYSICAL
    DEAR SANTA (BRING ME A GODDAM GENTLEMAN)

    Like anything with Tragedy, you are sure of a good time and a good laugh.  Don’t miss this tour!


  • Combichrist – New Album Out Now

    New Combichrist album, ‘This is Where Death Begins’, has now been released on Out of Line Music.

    You can listen to previews of each track on the new album here.

    The new long player “This Is Where Death Begins“ is an apocalyptic behemoth of guitars, electronica, infernal drums and dark elemental force.

    Thudding tribal drums, guitars slammed in your face like a 20-ton-weight, chopped up synth-attacks and in the midst of it Andy LaPlegua rampaging like an unrestrained demon of wrath: on their new album, “This Is Where Death Begins”, Combichrist are conjuring up a proverbial hellfire. A black monolith of unbridled aggression. Produced by Oumi Kapila (Filter) and Andy LaPlegua, with guest vocals from Chris Motionless (Motionless In White) and Ariel Levitan (MXMS) and mastered by the legendary Vlado Meller (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Slipknot, to name just a few), Combichrist have created a milestone of their career.

    Combichrist play Newcastle Riverside on June 29th with Filter and Rabia Sorda – 50% of tickets sold already – get yours from seetickets here.


  • The Birthday Massacre announce new album

    The Birthday Massacre have announced they are to release a new album in July.

    Given the success of previous Pledge Campaigns, they are doing a new one to raise funds for the album.

    You can view the campaign here

    The usual gubbins is amongst the lots, exclusive t-shirts, signed CDs, bundles, etc. but amongst the trove there’s some pretty cool items including scrap books of the band’s history.  Nice.

    Don’t forget, of course, that TBM play Newcastle on October 5th.  Their first time in the area since 2010 (and already sold more tickets than that show!) secure yours now from www.seetickets.com


  • Mortiis – New Album, Video and Tour

    unnamed (2)MORTIIS’ ‘THE GREAT DECEIVER’ ALBUM AND ‘DEMONS ARE BACK’ VIDEO OUT NOW
    The Great Deceiver, the long-awaited ninth album from Norway’s Mortiis will officially was released on March 4 via Omnipresence, and a video for the album’s “Demons are Back” has been revealed in conjunction.

    The Great Deceiver‘s long and tortured state of evolution took its toll equally on the band and its namesake, leading Mortiis to so much as state that the record killed the band. “As important as is it to myself and who I have become, I haven’t been able to think about it in any way other than ‘I need to just get this thing out of my life and behind me before I lose my mind,’” he said.

    Saturated with themes of anger, greed, confusion, self-doubt and re-discovery, The Great Deceiver is undoubtedly Mortiis’ most mature album to date. But that maturity came at a great cost mentally. “When we started talking about it and writing the record, we were a band, we had two managements, merch deals and tours were happening,” Mortiis said. “During the course of the writing, recording, re-writing, and re-recording, we lost the connection with almost everyone. There were fallings out with band members to the point where we had to let them go. It was usually about delusion and defeat, the realization of being f**ked with and not getting the recognition deserved. It was never pretty, but in hindsight always understandable.

    “I have been accused of being a lot of things: self-centered, manipulative, unstable, hot- headed, paranoid, the list goes on. Most everyone I have spent some time with have had beefs with me. They´re all right, too…it’s the price of being driven and passionate – or just narrow minded and obsessive – about something is often the loss of friends and colleagues.”

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    The Great Deceiver builds on Mortiis’ past dabbling in metal and industrial, with aggressive guitar-driven crossover metal meeting industrial-type electronics. Although genre-defying, The Great Deceiver is Mortiis’ most accessible release to date.

    With its hauntingly memorable chorus, “Demons are Back” is a perfect example of this accessibility, while also providing an overall narrative for the album.

    “Anger, resentment…I hate everyone,” the band’s namesake said. “These feelings are like waves. During the ‘good times’ they are far away in the distance, and occasionally they come washing ashore in huge waves of ‘I hate everyone.’ It’s a thin line between being in sync with the world and wanting to annihilate everyone you see. ‘Demons are Back’ is a conflicted song, in the sense that I let both sides in, or out, and both voices are heard. It’s therapeutic in a sense, and in another sense it is chaotic and confusing. But, again, I try to create some sort of positivity in the harangue of spitefulness. It’s really down to the logical, sensible me, telling the disturbed, pessimistic me to chill out.”

    The video shows a grotesquely-masked voyeur watching dystopian scenes of utter despair, sadism and eventually, suicide through an array of TV screens, as his own life ends violently. “The mask was inspired partly by a very violent dream I once had,” said Mortiis. “The violence was absolutely relentless.”unnamed (1)

    The clip uses scenes from writer/director Charlie Deaux’s Zoetrope, a film based upon Franz Kafka’s In the Penal Colony. At the suggestion of Deaux, whom Mortiis previously work with on “The Grudge” video, the band spent a day in Oslo filming additional footage to splice in with images from the original film. With a minimal set and crew – guitarist Levi Gawron acting as directing and Mortiis himself handling special effects – the band captured original scenes that seamlessly compliment those from Zoetrope in frantic stop-motion created by Deaux himself.

    “Demons are Back” is available here.

    Order “The Great Deceiver” online.

    Mortiis plays The Cluny in Newcastle on May 23rd – support comes from Seraph Sin and deadfilmstar

    Tickets can be purchased here.