Samoans

‘Laika’ out 29th September 2017.

Broken Hands’ is the latest track to be revealed from Samoans’ forthcoming second album ‘Laika’ and it’s a song that’s expansive as ever, fully demonstrating the band’s wealth of influences, which range from Radiohead to Nine Inch Nails to Mogwai.

Two tracks from ‘Laika’ – ‘Patience’ and ‘Future Ghost’ – are currently streaming with the latter receiving a play on Huw Stephens’ BBC Radio 1 show.

Samoans released their debut album ‘Rescue’ in 2014 to critical acclaim and toured extensively for two years playing with the likes of No Devotion and Kids in Glass Houses and recording a BBC Radio 1 session at Maida Vale. The album was also nominated for the coveted Welsh Music Prize.

Much of ‘Laika’ follows a Sci Fi theme, being heavily inspired by the work of renowned Sci Fi writer Philip K. Dick. ‘Laika’’s theme developed around the human relationship with space and tales of a dystopian future that reflect who we are and where we’re going as a species.

“A dystopian voyage into sci-fi”Kerrang! KKKK

“A true modern prog contender.”Team Rock

TOUR DATES:

29-30/09/17 Swansea Fringe – Horizons Stage
09/11/17 Bristol – Hy-Brasil Music Club
13/11/17 Brighton – The Green Door Store
14/11/17 London – The Old Blue Last
16/11/17 Birmingham – The Flapper

Connect:
https://www.facebook.com/samoans/
https://samoanstheband.bandcamp.com/
https://twitter.com/samoanstheband

Arch Enemy

“Will To Power” enters charts worldwide!

Time passes, the world changes, but some things remain constant and unassailable. Heavy metal has endured for more than four decades because its spirit is eternal, and few bands embody the intensity, integrity and lofty artistic ambitions of the genre with more dazzling aplomb than Arch Enemy. Formed in Sweden in the mid-90s by former Carcass/Carnage guitarist Michael Amott, this most explosive and proficient of modern metal bands have spent the last 20 years propagating an unerring creed of technical excellence, songwriting genius and thunderous, irresistible live performance, accruing a huge global fan base along the way.

And now, in 2017, Arch Enemy are ready to rise again and climb ever further up the ladder toward pure metal supremacy. “The band’s core musical philosophy hasn’t changed much since I started the band,” says Amott. “It’s still about creating intense heavy metal with extreme vocals and a lot of melody in the guitars. We’ve always loved writing and meticulously crafting the best songs possible, that’s main motivation for us.”

ARCH ENEMY are breaking all records with their new masterpieceWill To Power“, entering sales charts on top ranks all over the world! Here is a list of the most relevant chart results:

#3 German Album Charts
#3 UK Rock Charts
#2 Finnish Album Charts
#5 Swiss Album Charts
#5 Czech Album Charts
#6 Austrian Album Charts
#11 Swedish Album Charts (last album #40)
#11 Dutch Album Charts (last album #38)
#11 Flemish Album Charts (Belgium)
#15 Wallonian Album Charts (Belgium)
#19 French Album Charts (last album #42)
#26 Australian Album Charts (first chart entry ever)
#37 UK Album Charts (last album #85)
#1 US Hard Music Charts
#10 US Rock Charts
#1 iTunes Metal Charts (international)

Michael Amott comments, “This is quite overwhelming to be honest… Firstly, a huge THANK YOU to all the fans that picked up ‘Will to Power’ during the first week of release! This has resulted in some of the best chart entries in Arch Enemy’s history! The ‘Will to Power’ tour has just begun and the reactions to the new songs are just phenomenal. This is just the beginning, we’re very much looking forward to going around the world a few times! We’ll see all you metal maniacs out there soon and thank you once again from Arch Enemy!”

ARCH ENEMY are currently on tour taking their latest batch of metal anthems to the people! The band has just recently kickstarted their international “Will To Power Tour” with a headlining jaunt across Eastern Europe with special guests Jinjer before going overseas for a co-headlining North American tour with Trivium featuring support from While She Sleeps and Fit For An Autopsy from October through December. ARCH ENEMY will continue touring into the new year with a January trek across Europe with support from Wintersun, Tribulation, and Jinjer. Full dates can be found listed below.

Tickets for all shows are available now, visit Arch Enemy official.

ARCH ENEMY live:

ARCH ENEMY “Will To Power Tour 2017” w/ Jinjer
20.09.2017 Bucharest (Romania) – Quantic Club Open Air Stage
21.09.2017 Sofia (Bulgaria) – Universiada Hall
22.09.2017 Athens (Greece) – Piraeus 117 Academy
23.09.2017 Thessaloniki (Greece) – Principal Club Theater
25.09.2017 Bratislava (Slovakia) – Majestic Music Club
26.09.2017 Warsaw (Poland) – Progresja
27.09.2017 Vilnius (Lithuania) – Loftas
29.09.2017 Riga (Latvia) – Melna Piektdiena
30.09.2017 Tallinn (Estonia) – Rock Cafe
01.10.2017 Helsinki (Finland) – The Circus
03.10.2017 Minsk (Belarus) – Re:Public
04.10.2017 St. Petersburg (Russia) – Aurora *
06.10.2017 Novosibirsk (Russia) – Otdyh *
08.10.2017 Yekaterinburg (Russia) – Tele Club *
10.10.2017 Moscow (Russia) – Yotaspace *
11.10.2017 Samara (Russia) – Zvezda *
*without Jinjer

ARCH ENEMY “Will To Power Tour 2018” w/ Wintersun, Tribulation & Jinjer
12.01.2018 Munich (Germany) – Tonhalle
13.01.2018 Stuttgart (Germany) – LKA Longhorn
14.01.2018 Prague (Czech Republic) – Forum Karlin
15.01.2018 Zurich (Switzerland) – Komplex
17.01.2018 Milano (Italy) – Alcatraz
18.01.2018 Lyon (France) – Transbordeur
19.01.2018 Barcelona (Spain) – Razzmatazz
20.01.2018 Madrid (Spain) – La Riviera
22.01.2018 Toulouse (France) – Le Bikini
23.01.2018 Paris (France) – Bataclan
24.01.2018 Antwerp (Antwerp) – Trix
26.01.2018 Oberhausen (Germany) – Turbinenhalle
27.01.2018 Geiselwind (Germany) – Music Hall
28.01.2018 Tilburg (Netherlands) – O13
29.01.2018 Hamburg (Germany) – Große Freiheit
31.01.2018 Malmö (Sweden) – KB
01.02.2018 Oslo (Norway) – Rockefeller
02.02.2018 Stockholm (Sweden) – Arenan
03.02.2018 Gothenburg (Sweden) – Trädgarn
05.02.2018 Berlin (Germany) – Huxleys
06.02.2018 Wiesbaden (Germany) – Schlachthof
07.02.2018 Saarbrücken (Germany) – Garage
09.02.2018 Glasgow (UK) – ABC*
10.02.2018 Nottingham (UK) – Rock City*
11.02.2018 London (UK) – Koko*
13.02.2018 Manchester (UK) – Ritz*
14.02.2018 Bristol (UK) – Academy*
*without Jinjer

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Santa Cruz

New Album ‘BAD BLOOD RISING’ out 10th NOV Worldwide.

SANTA CRUZ is a Finnish modern hard rock band formed on the hot summer of 2007 in Helsinki by Archie and Johnny. With the mutual aspiration of playing their rear ends off and kicking people’s derrieres the two teens shared the same goals and similar same passion for a band to be. Inspired by greats as Skid Row and Guns N’ Roses, the name Santa Cruz was chosen as the title of their vision of a perfect hard rock band. In the beginning of the following year, Middy joined in to play the bass. A year and a half (and two drummers) later Taz was found to man the drum throne permanently, cementing the line-up of the 4-piece band.

Introducing themselves to a larger audience in the semifinal stage of the Finnish nationwide band competition Ääni ja Vimma in 2009, Santa Cruz released two demos in 2008–2009, the latter of which, “Another Rush Of Adrenaline”, received remarkable reviews on the media. Word of mouth about Cruz crew’s explosive stage presence and rabble-rousing shows spread like wildfire, resulting in a lengthy succession of shows (the band played well over a 150 shows while still in demo stage) which in turn established the band as the hardest working men of metal mayhem in Finland.

Watch ‘River Phoenix‘ the first single from Santa Cruz‘ upcoming third album.

Track listing – Bad Blood Rising:

1. Young Blood Rising
2. River Phoenix (Album version)
3. Fire Running Through Our Veins
4. Drag Me Out Of The Darkness
5. Breathe
6. Voice Of The New Generation
7. Back From The Dead
8. Bad Habits Die Hard
9. Pure Fucking Adrenaline
10. Get Me Out Of California
11. River Phoenix (Part 2)

Also their upcoming UK Tour:

Tickets are on sale here!!

Skarlett Riot to support Santa Cruz this December in the UK!

05.12. Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
06.12. Milton Keynes, UK – Crauford Arms
07.12. Grimsby, UK – Yardbirds
08.12. Sheffield, UK – Corporation
09.12. Birmingham, UK – The Flapper
10.12. Glasgow, UK – Cathouse
12.12. Manchester, UK – Academy 3
13.12. London, UK – Underworld
14.12. Chester, UK – The Live Rooms
15.12. Swansea, UK – Sin City
16.12. Bournemouth, UK – Anvil
17.12. Norwich, UK – Waterfront

More details are now available at santa cruz official site.

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