The Damned have released a music video for their track “Look Left.” The song comes from their group’s first new studio album in a decade called “Evil Spirits”
Classic Rock reports that the new album looks likely to crash into the UK album chart this week. “It hasn’t really sunk in yet,” says frontman Dave Vanian. “But it feels great to finally get there as it’s been a long time coming. We’ve had lots of top ten singles but never an album. Even when Eloise was a big hit we were pipped to the number one spot by a novelty song by (British comedy actor and singer) Su Pollard! This time we’ve had Kylie and the Manics to compete with. A huge thanks to the fans, of course, without whom this record would never have been made. It feels amazing to finally get it out there.”
Drummer Pinch, who wrote the track, had this to say, “While everybody’s looking left, what the hell is happening right. Tough subject matter is easier to digest when coated in honey rather than vinegar and the message in this song is so important, I couldn’t risk it being a throw away aggro punk tune that was immediately overlooked. I see it more as a love song to the human race. The future is here, and until you awaken your mind, I’ll wait for you.”
MOTÖRHEAD, Camerons Brewery and Global announce that Röad Crew is officially coming to the U.S. and being brewed by Arcadia Brewing Company of Kalamazoo, Michigan.
This American IPA will sit around 6.2% ABV, a crushable hop-forward India Pale Ale with attitude that showcases a floral and citrusy hop character with just the right amount of malt sweetness. Röad Crew beer is perfect for all rock, beer and hop heads and goes down especially well while listening to MOTÖRHEAD at a wonderfully obscene, lawn-killing volume. Röad Crew will be available in bottles, cans, keg and even cask.
Arcadia Brewing Co. was founded 1996 by Tim Suprise and is located on the riverfront in Kalamazoo, Michigan, a highly regarded craft beer community, which is the original home to Gibson Guitars for more than 80 years as well as Heritage Guitars and Kalamazoo Guitar Company.
“We began our trek into the craft beer world 22 years ago inspired by world-class, British-inspired beers, and becoming a partner with British icons MÖTORHEAD, Camerons and Global Merchandising to bring Röad Crew to fans of great beer and heavy metal here in the U.S. has our volume dial pegged to the max,” said Surprise.
Röad Crew was launched by Camerons in December 2015 and has gone on to be a massive success, being exported to 22 countries and placed in 1,200-plus locations within the first 12 months in the U.K., while also having major supermarket listings throughout the UK.
“When we do things, we like to do them right,” said Todd Singerman, MOTÖRHEAD’s manager. “Lem was always about maintaining your own standards, so we couldn’t be happier to have found such a high-quality brewery like Arcadia. We have taken our time to find a U.S. partner, and Arcadia is proof-positive that our search was worth it!”
Added MOTÖRHEAD guitarist Phil Campbell: “Röad Crew is a world-class rock and roll beer from the world’s loudest band. Enjoy the taste of MOTÖRHEAD wherever you are! Lemmy lives. MOTÖRHEAD for life.”
Said MOTÖRHEAD drummer Mikkey Dee: “I’m very happy to say that Röad Crew beer is now out in the U.S.! It’s been way too long, but now it has arrived. I encourage our North American friends to get out there and enjoy it right now!”
Germany’s Rammstein is back at work in the studio. The production is in the hands of Sky Van Hoff who in the past produced work by Arma Gathas, The Sorrow, Kreator, I Defy, Mrs Greenbird and Dikta to name just a few.
The news was announced via facebook where the band posted a few picturestaken from sessions at a recording studio which we positively identified as being La Fabrique.
And there’s a story to be told about La Fabrique. It is a residential recording studio that is located in Saint-Rémy de Provence (south of France) in an old, beginning of the 19th century farm. In the past artists like Morrissey, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds etc. have been recording there. Rumour has it that the studio holds an impressive classical music collection of no less than 200,000 vinyls, plus a collection of 30,000 films and thousands of books. Attached is also a huge park.
35 songs to choose from
But back to Rammstein. The recording will be the band’s first new studio album (their 7th) since “Liebe ist für alle da” which was released 9 years ago. Rammstein had about 35 new songs ready in 2017, so it will be interesting to hear which ones have made the final cut.
14 LP vinyl boxset including exclusive rare tracks
Celebrity porn star Stormy Daniels, the adult entertainer at the centre of controversy regarding her relationship with US President Donald Trump, has directed a music video for She Likes Guns, by steampunk-themed shock rockers Granny 4 Barrel.
The video was shot last June and features three of porn’s hottest stars, Lily Lane, Arya Fae and Casey Calvert. The three take turns to cavort flirtatiously amidst an array of lethal weapons, both vintage and modern.
“We shot the video with Stormy months ago, but we received some push-back from radio and media about the sensitive subject,” say the band. “So we sat on the release of the song and video – but now we’re just going for it. Stormy did an incredible job directing – she knew exactly how we wanted to portray the song in the video, and with our spring tour upon us, we decided that the right time to release it is now.”
The video for She Likes Guns was produced by Jeff Tomei, who has previously worked with artists including including Smashing Pumpkins, Matchbox Twenty, Jerry Cantrell, Skid Row, Corrosion Of Conformity, Soul Asylum, Warren Haynes and more.
Granny 4 Barrel, from upstate New York, are launching the video to coincide with the start of their Year Of The Bull tour, which kicks off in Salt Lake City on Thursday. They’ll be playing alongside Texas Hippie Coalition and Kobra and the Lotus. The band’s single Freak Flag is also out now.
Granny 4 Barrel tour dates
Apr 19: Metro Music Hall, Salt Lake City, UT, US Apr 20: Herman’s Hideaway, Denver, CO, US Apr 21: Sunshine Studios Live, Colorado Springs, CO, US Apr 22: The Riot Room, Kansas City, MO, US Apr 25: Marx The Spot, Johnson City, TN, US Apr 26: The Masquerade, Atlanta, GA, US May 03: Trixie’s Entertainment Complex, Louisville, KY, US May 05: Blue Fox Billiards, Bar and Grill, Winchester, VA, US May 07: Alchemy, Providence, RI, US May 08: Exhibition Hall, Watertown, NY, US May 09: The Montage Music Hall, Rochester, NY, US May 10: Dingbatz, Clifton, NJ, US May 11: The Kingsland, New York, NY, US May 12: Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center, Harrisburg, PA, US May 13: Jergels, Warrendale, PA, US May 15: The Agora, Cleveland, OH, US May 16: The Machine Shop, Flint, MI, US May 17: The Forge, Joliet, IL, US May 18: The Music Factory, Battle Creek, MI, US May 19: Route 20, Sturtevant, WI, US May 20: Fubar Saint Louis, St. Louis, MO, US May 23: El Corazon, Seattle, WA, US May 24: Hawthorne Theatre, Portland, OR, US May 25: DNA Lounge, San Francisco, CA, US May 27: 1720, Los Angeles, CA, US May 30: Marquee Theatre, Tempe, AZ, US Jun 01: The Rail Club, Fort Worth, TX, US Jun 02: Scout Bar, Houston, TX, US Jun 03: Come and Take It Live, Austin, TX, US
Liv Sin featuring former Sister Sin lead vocalist Liv Jagrell have released their cover of Danzig‘s “Devil’s Plaything” from their upcoming new EP Inverted.
The following message was posted on Liv Sin‘s Facebook page yesterday:
“Sinners! We are incredibly proud to announce the official release of our new single “Devil’s Plaything” a cover of Danzig taken from our upcoming EP “Inverted” produced by Martin Sandvik of Hardcore Superstar at Studio Österlyckan! Stream it, buy it and request it at your local radio station! We will also release this in a very exclusive vinyl edition which will feature a previously unreleased bonus track! . Pre-order at Despotz Records: http://despotz.bigcartel.com/artist/liv-sin
Earlier this year, Liv Sin announced that they were planning a new EP with some acoustic arrangements.
Robin Zander has confirmed that CHEAP TRICK is working on a new album for a tentative late 2018 release.
CHEAP TRICK has released nearly 20 studio records, including three in the past two years: “Bang Zoom Crazy Hello” in 2016, and “We’re All Alright” and “Christmas Christmas” in 2017.
In a new interview with Ultimate Classic Rock, Zander said even more music is on the way.
“We’re working on another record right now as we speak,” the singer said. “In fact, we just did a John Lennon cover song. I’m thinking we should put it out now, because it’s a great version of ‘Gimme Some Truth’.”
Asked if the new record will materialize this year, Zander said: “Oh, it will be this year. We’ve already got a couple of songs that are mixed and ready to go. I’ll tell you one thing that we’re working on, that we’ve finished already, because it might not be on the record. It might be, but it might not be. I’d like to get [the cover of ‘Gimme Some Truth’] out as soon as possible, even if we don’t have the record ready, I’d like to put that out somewhere.”