Friday, November 25, 2016

NAPALM DEATH: 'THE BEST OF NAPALM DEATH' OUT NOW

'The Best of Napalm Death', a brand new compilation album, is available now from Earache Records on CD and digital formats.

Formed in the West Midlands, England in 1981, NAPALM DEATH are widely hailed as the founding fathers of grindcore and are undoubtedly the most influential band in the genre.  Having sold millions of albums worldwide, NAPALM DEATH have forged the unlikeliest of careers and continue to tour the globe to this day.

'The Best of Napalm Death' is a must-have compilation for any die-hard NAPALM DEATH fan and is also a great introduction to the band for newcomers.  The album features 25 blistering tracks of raw grindcore, charting the development of the band from their early recordings through to the later albums, including such classic tracks as "Scum", "Suffer the Children" and "From Enslavement to Obliteration".

Get 'The Best of Napalm Death' now on CD in Europe at http://webstore.earache.com/napalm-death or in North America at http://uswebstore.earache.com/napalm-death

The album is also available now on iTunes at http://apple.co/2gHJNjR

Full track listing:

1. Scum
2. Suffer the Children
3. Nazi Punks Fuck Off
4. Breed to Breathe
5. The Kill
6. The World Keeps Turning
7. Hung
8. Greed Killing
9. Unfit Earth
10. Unchallenged Hate
11. Siege of Power
12. Mentally Murdered
13. Judicial Slime
14. The Infiltraitor
15. If the Truth Be Known
16. From Enslavement to Obliteration
17. Social Sterility
18. Plague Rages
19. Cursed to Crawl
20. I Abstain
21. Lowpoint
22. Lucid Fairytale
23. Next of Kin to Chaos
24. Prison Without Walls
25. You Suffer

View the cover art at http://bit.ly/2g0iCzq

Get these other great NAPALM DEATH titles from Earache:

Scum (1987)
From Enslavement to Obliteration (1988)
Harmony Corruption (1990)
Death by Manipulation (1991)
Utopia Banished (1992)
Fear, Emptiness, Despair (1994)
Diatribes (1996)
Inside the Torn Apart (1997)
Words from the Exit Wound (1998)
Noise for Music's Sake (2003)

Get more NAPALM DEATH news and info:

Official site - http://napalmdeath.org
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/officialnapalmdeath
Twitter - http://twitter.com/officialnd

CARCASS: 'THE BEST OF CARCASS' OUT NOW

'The Best of Carcass', a brand new compilation album, is available now from Earache Records on CD and digital formats.

Formed in 1985 in Liverpool, England, CARCASS are widely regarded as pioneers of the grindcore scene and are often credited with shaping the entire death metal genre, pushing boundaries with their shocking imagery whilst evolving and innovating with each new album.

'The Best of Carcass' is a must-have compilation for any die-hard CARCASS fan, and also serves as a great introduction to the band for newcomers.  The album features twelve tracks charting the development of the band from early grindcore recordings through to the more melodic death metal approach of their later albums.

Get 'The Best of Carcass' now on CD in Europe at http://webstore.earache.com/carcass or in North America at http://uswebstore.earache.com/carcass

The album is also available now on iTunes at http://apple.co/2fyyRDl

Full track listing:

1. Heartwork
2. Incarnated Solvent Abuse
3. Swarming Vulgar Mass of Infected Virulency
4. Genital Grinder
5. Buried Dreams
6. Keep on Rotting in the Free World
7. Pedigree Butchery
8. Pyosisified (Rotten to the Gore)
9. Corporal Jigsore Quandary
10. Exhume to Consume
11. No Love Lost
12. Polarized

View the cover art at http://bit.ly/2ffVkqs

Get these other great CARCASS titles from Earache:

Reek of Putrefaction (1988)
Symphonies of Sickness (1989)
Necroticism - Descanting the Insalubrious (1991)
Heartwork (1993)
Swansong (1996)
Wake Up and Smell the... Carcass (1996)
Choice Cuts (2004)

Get more CARCASS news and info:

Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/OfficialCarcass
Twitter - http://twitter.com/CarcassBand

Thursday, November 17, 2016

THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT ANNOUNCE UK ACOUSTIC SHOWS

British rock 'n' rollers THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT have announced three UK acoustic shows, which will take place this December.

The intimate shows will see the band playing acoustic versions of some of their biggest hits, including songs from their latest album, 'White Bear', which was released in January this year and went straight to number one in the UK Rock Chart.

The band comments: "In December we will be heading out to play some very special acoustic shows.  Come and join us playing some very different versions of our songs, in three small and intimate venues."

Tickets for the first show in London will be available exclusively through the band in an effort to combat ticket touts.  Sign up for more details at http://thetemperancemovement.com/bush-hall-acoustic-sessions

Following the three UK shows, THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT will be heading to Germany for a string of dates in the lead up to Christmas, before kicking off a French tour in the new year.

Don't miss THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT live on tour:

Dec. 06 - London, UK - Bush Hall (Acoustic)
Dec. 07 - Manchester, UK - Deaf Institute (Acoustic)
Dec. 08 - Glasgow, UK - Oran Mor (Acoustic)

Dec. 13 - Berlin, Germany - Lido
Dec. 14 - Hamburg, Germany - Uebel & Gefaehrlich
Dec. 16 - Isernhagen, Germany - Blues Garage
Dec. 17 - Cologne, Germany - Luxor
Dec. 19 - Aschaffenburg, Germany - Colos-Saal
Dec. 20 - Stuttgart, Germany - clubCANN
Dec. 21 - Munich, Germany - Backstage Werk

Jan. 20 - Strasbourg, France - La Laiterie
Jan. 21 - Nancy, France - Le Hublot
Jan. 22 - Lille, France - Le Splendid
Jan. 24 - Paris, France - Divan Du Monde
Jan. 26 - Rennes, France - L'Ubu
Jan. 27 - La Roche-sur-Yon, France - Fuzz'Yon
Jan. 28 - Cognac, France - Le West Rock
Jan. 29 - Limoges, France - La Fourmi
Feb. 01 - Besançon, France - La Rodia
Feb. 02 - Lyon, France - La Marquise
Feb. 03 - Marseille, France - Le Moulin
Feb. 04 - Toulouse, France - Le Metronum

Feb. 09 - Zoetermeer, Netherlands - Do Boerderij
Feb. 10 - Weert, Netherlands - De Bousil

View the flyer for the UK acoustic shows at http://bit.ly/2gkP40J

Get THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT's latest album, 'White Bear', on CD and vinyl now at http://www.earache.com/ttm

The album is also available on iTunes, including an exclusive bonus track, at http://bit.ly/whitebear-itunes

Get more news and info from THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT:

Official site - http://www.thetemperancemovement.com
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/TheTemperanceMovement
Twitter - http://twitter.com/ttm_tweets


THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT UK/EUROPEAN PRESS
WILFUL PUBLICITY
E-mail: william.luff@wilfulpublicity.co.uk

Monday, November 14, 2016

SINGAPOREAN GRINDCORE TRIO WORMROT SPEAK OUT OVER CONCERNS OF TOURING DONALD TRUMP'S AMERICA

Singapore grindcore outfit WORMROT have expressed "disbelief and concern" over Donald Trump's election and the problems which might face them entering the United States for their upcoming 2017 tour dates.  WORMROT hail from Singapore (a country with a large Muslim population) and play a blistering brand of grindcore - a genre notorious for being highly politicised - with latest album 'Voices' featuring tracks such as "The 1st World Syndrome", "Fake Moral Machine" and "Compassion Is Dead".  Donald Trump infamously called for "a complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States" during his election campaign.

WORMROT guitarist Rasyid said:

"I'm still in disbelief that this actually happened.  How did they get the pre-election estimates so wrong?  Didn't he sabotage himself out of the race numerous times?  Throughout the whole campaign you hear nothing but how he fucked himself over with the shameless things he's said, accompanied by violent repercussions and reactions from his own supporters, and yet here we are looking at an almost 50/50 hairline (hah) win.

"We're a little concerned how it's gonna affect our well-being, but a little part of me wants to experience America as it is right now.  Who knows, we might be deported back upon arrival (some people back home would be happy to see that) but we shouldn't cower at the first sign of danger.  Things have gotten more interesting to say the least.  It's like an episode of Black Mirror, proving that reality can be scarier than fiction.

"We wish all Americans to stay safe and keep a lookout for each other, especially your friends of colour and LGBTQ.  Never discount their experiences, never say they're overreacting.  You can't see or imagine mental scars and how it'll negatively affect individuals in the long run.  The least you can do for each other now is to listen.

"I've learned from living in Singapore that you don't have to love your country to protect the ones you love.  Whatever's happening in your country, whoever is elected to run/ruin the nation, your devotion is to your friends and family."

WORMROT are due to tour the USA in May/June, including an appearance at Maryland Deathfest in Baltimore.

May 26 - Baltimore, MD - Baltimore Soundstage
Jun. 02 - Mesa, AZ - 1FEST
Jun. 03 - Los Angeles, CA - 1FEST
Jun. 04 - Oakland, CA - 1FEST

Prior to that, WORMROT will be playing the following gigs across Europe:

Feb. 22 - Antwerp, Belgium - Het Bos
Feb. 23 - London, UK - The Underworld
Feb. 24 - Manchester, UK - Rebellion
Feb. 25 - Leeds, UK - Temple of Boom
Feb. 27 - Hamburg, Germany - Hafenklang
Feb. 28 - Berlin, Germany - Cassiopeia
Mar. 01 - Vienna, Austria - Viper Room
Mar. 03 - Tilburg, Netherlands - Netherlands Death Fest

View the tour flyer at http://bit.ly/2crPYEy

The new album 'Voices' features 20 brand new songs and is available now on limited edition signed CD and vinyl, as well as regular CD and vinyl, and merch bundles.  Get your copy now in Europe at http://webstore.earache.com/wormrot or in North America at http://uswebstore.earache.com/wormrot

The album is also available now on iTunes at http://bit.ly/wormrot-voices-itunes

View the 'Voices' cover art at http://bit.ly/29ThbSQ

View a photo of the band at http://bit.ly/2c8lC9v

Get more WORMROT news and info:

Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/wormrot
Twitter - http://twitter.com/wormrot

Friday, November 11, 2016

MASSIVE KICK OFF "ROUND 2" OF UK TOUR TOMORROW

Aussie rockers MASSIVE are due to kick off their second round of UK tour dates tomorrow (Saturday, November 12th) in support of their new album, 'Destination Somewhere'.

The band wrapped up their first round of UK shows in October on the "Aussie Wrecking Crew" tour, and will start the second leg with a performance at Hard Rock Hell on Saturday, before launching into a string of co-headlining dates with THE BAD TOUCH.  MASSIVE will then support THE TREATMENT at four UK shows just before Christmas.

Don't miss MASSIVE on tour in the UK at these shows:

Nov. 12 - Pwllheli, UK - Hard Rock Hell
Nov. 13 - Bolton, UK - The Alma
Nov. 19 - Ebbw Vale, UK - Evi *
Nov. 20 - Cannock, UK - The Station *
Nov. 21 - Bristol, UK - The Exchange *
Nov. 22 - Chester, UK - The Live Rooms *
Nov. 23 - Manchester, UK - Factory 251 *
Nov. 24 - Hudderfield, UK - The Parish *
Nov. 25 - Leicester, UK - The Musician *
Nov. 26 - Sheffield, UK - Corporation *
Nov. 27 - Bridgwater, UK - Cobblestones *
Nov. 30 - Basingstoke, UK - Sanctuary Live *
Dec. 10 - Oxford, UK - The Wheatsheaf
Dec. 15 - Glasgow, UK - King Tuts **
Dec. 16 - Bridgend, UK - Hobos **
Dec. 17 - Norwich, UK - Waterfront Studio **
Dec. 18 - Cambridge, UK - The Portland Arms **

* Co-headline w/ THE BAD TOUCH
** Supporting THE TREATMENT

MASSIVE recently released a video for their new single, "Blood Money Blues".  The hilarious video was shot in double speed as a single take, and in true MASSIVE fashion features such carnage as drinks being spiked, grandmas rocking out on stage, strippers on a pool table and more.  Filmed at one of the boys' favourite drinking spots - The Bendigo Hotel in Melbourne - "Blood Money Blues" is the story of just another late night out with MASSIVE.  Watch the video now at http://youtu.be/cjb3Uw8caSw

Get 'Destination Somewhere' now on limited edition signed CD and coloured vinyl at http://www.earache.com/massive

'Destination Somewhere' is also available on iTunes, including an exclusive bonus track, at http://bit.ly/destination-itunes

Get more MASSIVE news and info:

Official site - http://www.massiveoz.com
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/MassiveOz
Twitter - http://twitter.com/MassiveOz


MASSIVE UK PRESS - KIRSTEN SPRINKS
COSA NOSTRA PR
E-mail: kirsten@cosanostrapr.com

WAKRAT: SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM OUT NOW WORLDWIDE

The self-titled debut album from politically-charged punk rock trio WAKRAT is out now worldwide on all formats.

One of the most anticipated punk records of the year, WAKRAT's hard-hitting debut features nine tracks fuelled by political dissent, social commentary and an undiminished subversion and questioning of authority.  The album was launched on digital platforms on Tuesday to coincide with the US presidential election - the results of which the band's frontman and RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE bassist Tim Commerford discusses in a new Team Rock feature at http://bit.ly/2fI05q6

Get WAKRAT's debut album now on ultra-limited edition signed stencil vinyl, coloured vinyl, CD and merch bundles at http://www.earache.com/wakrat

The album is also available now on iTunes at http://bit.ly/wakrat-itunes

Full track listing:

1. Sober Addiction
2. The Number
3. Generation Fucked
4. Nail in the Snail
5. La Liberté ou la Mort
6. The Thing
7. Knucklehead
8. New Clear
9. Pigs in a Blanket

View the album cover at http://bit.ly/2eo8e4Z

Self-described as two French nationals and one American anarchist, WAKRAT are promising to shake up the system and attack modern music with their contemporary take on aggressive punk rock.  The band features Tim Commerford on vocals and bass, with Mathias Wakrat on drums and Laurent Grangeon on guitar and vocals.

Back in July, WAKRAT famously claimed Parliament Square in London as their own independent sovereign stage in an audacious protest against the political elite, documenting the process for the band's "Generation Fucked" music video.  Watch the video now at http://youtu.be/kkc2jhdFJXU

Everyone is invited to become a citizen of the Republic of Wakrat for free at http://www.republicofwakrat.com

Get more WAKRAT news and info:

Official site - http://wakratband.com
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/Wakrat
Twitter - http://twitter.com/wakrat
Instagram - http://www.instagram.com/wakrat


UK PRESS - KAS MERCER
MERCENARY PUBLICITY
E-mail: kas.mercer@mercenarypublicity.com

Thursday, November 10, 2016

RIVAL SONS ANNOUNCE EUROPEAN HEADLINING TOUR

Long Beach, California's RIVAL SONS have announced dates for a European headlining tour which is due to kick off in January 2017.

After spending much of this year supporting the legendary BLACK SABBATH on "The End" tour, RIVAL SONS will once again be joining the retiring rockers across Europe and the UK as they play their final ever shows.  RIVAL SONS will also be playing a few headlining gigs in between their shows with BLACK SABBATH, before kicking their headlining tour into full swing in February.

Watch a video message from RIVAL SONS drummer Michael Miley announcing the tour at http://youtu.be/Q-wGn1DdRGg

Don't miss RIVAL SONS on tour in Europe in 2017:

Jan. 17 - Cologne, Germany - Lanxess Arena *
Jan. 18 - Lille, France - Splendide
Jan. 20 - Dublin, Ireland - 3Arena *
Jan. 21 - Belfast, UK - Limelight
Jan. 22 - Manchester, UK - Manchester Arena *
Jan. 24 - Glasgow, UK - SSE Hyrdo *
Jan. 25 - Liverpool, UK - O2 Academy
Jan. 26 - Leeds, UK - First Direct Arena *
Jan. 28 - Sheffield, UK - The Leadmill
Jan. 29 - London, UK - The O2 *
Jan. 31 - London, UK - The O2 *
Feb. 01 - Cambridge, UK - Junction
Feb. 02 - Birmingham, UK - Genting Arena *
Feb. 04 - Birmingham, UK - Genting Arena *
Feb. 06 - Paris, France - Elysee Montmartre
Feb. 08 - Bordeaux, France - Le Rocher de Palmer
Feb. 09 - Gijon, Spain - Sala Albeniz
Feb. 10 - Madrid, Spain - But
Feb. 12 - Lyon, France - Transbordeur
Feb. 14 - Milan, Italy - Alcatraz
Feb. 16 - Munich, Germany - Muffathalle
Feb. 17 - Vienna, Austria - Ottakringer Brauerei
Feb. 18 - Warsaw, Poland - Progresja Music Zone
Feb. 20 - Berlin, Germany - Astra
Feb. 21 - Cologne, Germany - Live Music Hall
Feb. 22 - Frankfurt, Germany - Batschkapp
Feb. 24 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg
Feb. 25 - Antwerp, Belgium - Trix Club
Feb. 26 - Hamburg, Germany - Grosse Freiheit
Feb. 28 - Oslo, Norway - Sentrum Scene
Mar. 01 - Denmark, Copenhagen - Vega
Mar. 02 - Stockholm, Sweden - The Annex
Mar. 04 - Helsinki, Finland - House of Culture

* supporting BLACK SABBATH

View the tour flyer at http://bit.ly/2fF7ush

Tickets for the headlining shows are on sale now.  Order yours at http://earache.gigantic.com/rival-sons-tickets

RIVAL SONS' new album 'Hollow Bones' is available now on CD and limited edition coloured vinyl at http://www.earache.com/hollowbones

The album is also available on iTunes at http://bit.ly/hollowbones-itunes

Get more RIVAL SONS news and info:

Official site - http://www.rivalsons.com
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/rivalsons
Twitter - http://twitter.com/rivalsons


RIVAL SONS UK PRESS - KAS MERCER
Mercenary Publicity
E-mail: kas@mercenarypublicity.com
Tel: +442083544111

RIVAL SONS EURO PRESS - DAN TOBIN
E-mail: dan@earache.com

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

WAKRAT: SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM OUT NOW ON DIGITAL TO COINCIDE WITH U.S. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

The self-titled debut album from politically-charged punk rock trio WAKRAT is out now worldwide on digital platforms.

The hard-hitting debut is one of the most anticipated punk records of the year and has been timed to coincide with the US presidential election with its songs fuelled by political dissent, social commentary and an undiminished subversion and questioning of authority.

Self-described as two French nationals and one American anarchist, WAKRAT are promising to shake up the system and attack modern music with their contemporary take on aggressive punk rock.  The band features Tim Commerford of RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE fame on vocals and bass, with Mathias Wakrat on drums and Laurent Grangeon on guitar and vocals.

Get WAKRAT's self-titled debut album now on iTunes at http://bit.ly/wakrat-itunes

The album is due to be released on physical formats this Friday, November 11th, including ultra-limited edition signed stencil vinyl, coloured vinyl, CD and merch bundles.  Reserve your copy now at http://www.earache.com/wakrat

Back in July, WAKRAT famously claimed Parliament Square in London as their own independent sovereign state in an audacious protest against the political elite.  The process was documented for the band's "Generation Fucked" music video, which opens with an iconic red double-decker bus driving around central London with #GenerationFucked plastered on the side before descending on Parliament Square to make a bold statement on one of the most politically-charged patches of turf in the world.

Watch the "Generation Fucked" video now at http://youtu.be/kkc2jhdFJXU

Everyone is invited to become a citizen of the Republic of Wakrat for free at http://www.republicofwakrat.com

Get more WAKRAT news and info:

Official site - http://wakratband.com
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/Wakrat
Twitter - http://twitter.com/wakrat
Instagram - http://www.instagram.com/wakrat


UK PRESS - KAS MERCER
MERCENARY PUBLICITY
E-mail: kas.mercer@mercenarypublicity.com

Friday, November 04, 2016

WAKRAT: SIGN UP TO BE A CITIZEN OF 'REPUBLIC OF WAKRAT' AND HEAR DEBUT ALBUM BEFORE ANYONE ELSE

One of the most anticipated punk records of the year is nearly upon us and now you can listen to the full album for free (from Monday) by signing up to become a citizen of the new protest state 'Republic of Wakrat'.

In the words of Tim Commerford (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, PROPHETS OF RAGE), bassist and frontman of WAKRAT, the protest state was formed to "throw a wrench in the establishment" and to offer an alternative to people who have become disillusioned with corrupt and elitist governments around the world, as explained in the constitution:

"The current system is oppressive and elitist, promoting racist ideologies in order to push a self-serving agenda whilst an entire generation is put in jeopardy.  We condemn this behavior and Republic of Wakrat exists to expose it."

You can watch this audacious protest unfold in WAKRAT's official video for the track "Generation Fucked" at http://youtu.be/kkc2jhdFJXU

Explaining the legality of the daring manoeuvre on their website, the band highlight an ancient loophole which they say gives them the authority to start the Republic of Wakrat on what was formerly known as Parliament Square.  The land now known as Westminster is actually an island called Thorney Island.  Originally the property of King Offa back in the 700s, WAKRAT claim that it has never been officially claimed by anyone else: "this area remains the property of King Offa, Mercian King under his charter which is in [Westminster] Abbey."

Self-described as two French nationals and one American anarchist, WAKRAT are promising to shake up the system and attack modern music with their contemporary take on aggressive punk rock.  Notorious for his infamous bass lines in RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, Commerford fronts WAKRAT on vocals and bass over a tight mix of punchy, rhythmic and dynamic punk rock, fuelled by political dissent, social commentary and an undiminished subversion and questioning of authority.

Sign up to be a citizen at http://www.republicofwakrat.com and receive a link to hear the album on Monday, November 7th, the eve of the US Election.  The album will be available digitally from November 8th and physically from November 11th.  Pre-order the signed CD and vinyl now at http://www.earache.com/wakrat

The album is also available to pre-order on iTunes including instant downloads of "Generation Fucked" and "Sober Addiction" at http://bit.ly/wakrat-itunes

Follow Republic of Wakrat on Twitter @RepublicWakrat

Get more WAKRAT news and info:

Official site - http://wakratband.com
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/Wakrat
Twitter - http://twitter.com/wakrat
Instagram - http://www.instagram.com/wakrat


UK PRESS - KAS MERCER
MERCENARY PUBLICITY
E-mail: kas.mercer@mercenarypublicity.com