And of course… the tour… hits up Newcastle on March 13th at Trillians, with special guests Idestroy. We’re unsurprised to report tickets have been selling very well – so – come along and be a part of it. Get Tickets.
Manchester DIY alternative label AnalogueTrash will be taking four of its hottest acts on tour this November under the banner of the Electronic Liberation Tour 2017.
Get involved. xx
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ded.pixel: Progressive electronics and Northern bleakness; pushing the boundaries of electro, post rock, ambient and classical minimal composition.
DEF NEON: An uncanny juxtaposition of contemporary electronics and classic indie rock sensibilities. Think The Gossip meets The Pet Shop Boys, or Peaches meets Van Halen. St Lucifer: Avant-garde anti-pop electro noise punk four-piece from the rainy city. Brace yourself for an eclectic smorgasbord of sounds and an incendiary live show.
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 :
DO YA THINK I’M SEXY
LITTLE RED CORVETTE
NEVER GONNA GIVE YOU UP
DRESS YOU UP
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!
We’re pleased to announce that Silent Thieves are the first confirmed touring band to join the Marco Mendoza tour.
The tour hits Newcastle on February 11th at Think Tank Underground (The Head of Steam) tickets are already flying out – you can secure yours from this link here
More info on Silent Thieves below
SILENT THIEVES are three musicians that have spent many years forging their own paths in the music scene and
have found their way to the same point to form an entity that they can release their own kind of music onto the world.
The three members started writing, rehearsing and recording in the Spring of 2015. The end result would be
Andy Murray heavily influenced by the first band he saw live, Thin Lizzy, played in various heavy rock acts from youth
including an outfit poised to sign for a big future including drummer Adam Parsons (who ironically now manages the
‘new’ Thin Lizzy, ‘Black Star Riders’), until circumstances took a different turn. He then found himself touring Europe
and Canada for the next few years as lead guitarist for celebrated Scottish Celtic Rock band ‘Wolfstone’.
Since then he has established himself as a writer and session player for various artists, working with acts like
Coast and Smokie among many others.
Dave McIntosh was crowned ‘World Champion’ drummer in his once alternative guise as a pipe band drummer many
moons ago, at a time that would see him travel to places like New York and Europe. In his other role, he was the solid
beat behind Scottish rock band The Kut for nearly 25 years that would see him support many legendary acts as well as
playing the famous Marquee Club in London twice.
Mark Allison started in garage bands in his teens playing guitar and bass in whichever guise was needed. In his
twenties a host of his bands supported well know acts like Big Country and The Quireboys before he decided to go in to
a forced early retirement from music. Nearly 12 years later after suppressing the urge to fulfil his teenage dreams he
entered the musical path once more supporting artists like Nik Kershaw and finding recognition as a songwriter.
The year was 1992—not so long ago? Actually it was 25 years ago, before kids and car payments, before growing up, it was still long hair and staying up all night listening to your favourite music and not having to pay for it the next morning.
Then there was the rock band, Love/Hate. Out and about with Ozzy Osbourne on their No More Tears European tour. Somewhere in the middle of the mayhem an early morning knock came on the tour bus door. Always the first one up Jizzy Pearl opened the door a crack and peered out—“Congratulations…” said an Ozzy roadie– “Your new record just broke the Top 20!” That record was WASTED IN AMERICA, second in line and coming fast on the heels of their successful first record BLACKOUT IN THE RED ROOM.
Last year, Jizzy Pearl did a UK tour in celebration of Blackout in the Red Room’s 25th anniversary and next year he will be here for the 25th anniversary of ‘Wasted in America’.
For the first time ever the record will be played in it’s entirety, with many tracks getting a rare airing – and of course, plenty of other cuts and favourites will be also played.
Alongside SSD Concerts, we are promoting the Newcastle show again – and – this is a proper ‘return home’ type show as with Trillians now up and running at full steam and back to glory, by request – Jizzy will be playing there.
The date is Thursday 16th March 2017. Tickets are on sale now at only £12 advance (likely £14 on the door) and available here (clicky) or search on www.seetickets.com
Special guests on this tour are Bulletproof Rose.
As always, Jizzy is happy to do a meet and greet with fans after the show for autographs, photos and all of that. Proper star 🙂
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.”
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.”
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.
This summer, we will be bringing the ultimate Industrial-Rock-line-up on the road, the likes of which Europe has not seen before. With the double-headliner dream team Combichrist and Filter, the German high-flyers Lord Of The Lost and Mexican Industro-Punks Rabia Sorda, the scene’s greatest team of super heroes is setting out to rock Europe’s stages to the ground:
Live, Norwegian-American collective Combichrist has the rightful reputation for unleashing pure excess in a hellish ride of Metalcore, Industrial, Electronica, flying drum parts and unabated madness. Armed with their brand-new album and fueled by the pure essence of sex, drugs and Rock’n’Roll, Combichrist want YOU!
US-Industrial-Rock-legend Filter is the kind of band that doesn’t really really require an introduction. Their albums are genre-classics and their newest release „Crazy Eyes“, the group is in full on attack mode, again. On stage, they will sweep you off your feet with Richard Patrick’s exceptional voice, an infernal performance and a maelstrom of aggression and emotions.
Special guest is Mexican-German group Rabia Sorda. The wild Electro-Punk-Industrial-bastard-brainchild of Hocico-front-man Erk Aicrag is a whirlwind on stage and the ideal opener for an this kind of tour, with his ability to really get a crowd going.
The tour comes to Newcastle at The Riverside on June 29th