OSLO – After 20 years of silence, Vond, the ‘90s side project once deemed “the darker side of Mortiis,” just reemerged via Germany’s Funeral Industries.
The releases include reissues of three long-out-of-print albums – Selvmord, The Dark River and Green Eyed Demon – and one compilation, known as AIDS to the People, made up tracks from previously release and unreleased singles.
Selvmord, which translates to “suicide,” was Vond’s 1994 full length and was originally released as a limited edition LP by the now-defunct Dutch label Necromantic Gallery. “We included a razorblade with the 20 first copies,” Mortiis said, adding with a morbid sense of humor that “there have been no suicides that we are aware of.” That version of the record has been sold out for two decades. It was released in CD format by various record labels.
Recorded and released in 1996, The Dark River was released on vinyl and CD through Mortiis’ own Dark Dungeon Music. Later pressings were available through various official labels, as well as bootlegs.
Green Eyed Demon followed in 1997. “This record differs in that it is very inspired by dark industrial noise collage type of music,” Mortiis said. “It is way more ‘uneasy listening’ than any other Vond recording.” The LP and CD were released by US label Cybertzara Records and have been unavailable since.
AIDS to the People is comprised of two songs from the 1993 debut 7″ by Vond (then known as Havard-Vond), which has been sold out for over 20 years, and three tracks from an unreleased 1995 EP of the same title.

“It´s a bit weird how Mortiis in the 2000s, as a concept, became what VOND would naturally have turned into if I had allowed it to continue and not killed it dead around 1997,” recalled Mortiis.

“Vond, in the midst of Mortiis ‘Era 1’ and its otherworldly focus, was my window, albeit stained and blurred, to the world. It was how I learned to hate everything, and most of all myself. I like to think I saved myself from the worst of it, after long years of personal darkness. I guess Vond is kind of where it all started, where it all began to manifest itself…The Demons are Back.”
These re-releases are available from the Mortiis webstores on LP and CD at www.mortiiswebstore.com and mortiis.bandcamp.com.
Additionally, the “lost album” by Mortiis, The Unraveling Mind (Omnipresence) is finally available! Recorded in 2006, it has just been released as vinyl (limited edition).

“Even if it´s only released for the vinyl maniacs right now, it still feels a bit like a stone fell from my heart when I was finally able to release The Unraveling Mind, after lingering for 11 years in my personal brand on indecisive-hell,” said Mortiis.

“After I made it in 2006, I didn’t release it because at the time (and many times after) I thought that, on account of the music, it would confuse fans as to what direction we were really going on. I think our fans know by now that Mortiis takes a lot of unexpected detours and directions, and I think this record is cool, so here it is. At last.”


The Unraveling Mind is currently only available from the Mortiis webstores.  


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DEVO: Recombo DNA Pre-Sales


For the first time ever on vinyl FUTURISMO & Booji Boy Records present unhindered access into DEVO’s labs, documenting the scientific analysis and demonstrations as conducted by the band between the years 1977-2008! This tireless research has manifested itself in Recombo DNA…an unmissable collection of studio demos and unreleased rare tracks that spans DEVO’s entire recording career, from their original basement days to their famed ’Freedom Of Choice’ era, right the way through to unused demos from their last studio album, included as part of the six bonus tracks taken from the archives that have never been released!


Coming 11th August 2017, FUTURISMO & Booji Boy Records give every DEVO fan the release they’ve been waiting for, a one time pressing of DEVO’s Recombo DNA – A 4xLP set featuring demos, alternate versions and outtakes spanning DEVO’s entire studio recording career. Includes bonus tracks taken from the archives that have never been released. PLUS a bonus 3″ compact disc featuring DEVO’s “The Somewhere Suite” in its entirety, which was originally intended to be released on this format back in the May of 1989.

Each set includes 4 x 140g limited edition coloured vinyl in the choice of ‘Petri Dish’, ‘Emergency Codes’ or ‘Molecular Mutation’ and a 3” Mini CD. Contained within the spined outer sleeve, alongside this devolved collection of recordings and bonus tracks, is a huge A1 poster, colour inner sleeves, a download code and brand new liner notes by Gerald V Casale of DEVO, making Recombo DNA an essential addition to the collection of any science fearing spud.

DEVOtees take note: Only 100 Deluxe sets will be available, which will include an ultra-limited DEVO Recombo DNA Lab Coat! Adding an unparalleled level of style and sophistication to the wardrobe of any medical practitioner or beautiful mutant.


You can request size S, M, L, or XL.



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Deadpool 2 production officially begins!



Series star and producer Ryan Reynolds took to Twitter today to confirm the start of production for the upcoming Deadpool 2! Reynolds posted a photo in costume from Hatley Castle in Vancouver, the exterior set for the X-Mansion throughout the series and from the first film. Writer Rhett Reese chimed in as well confirming “We’ve begun!” 


John Wick‘s David Leitch is directing Deadpool 2 from a screenplay by the returning “real heroes here,” screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. Reynolds is again serving as a producer on Deadpool 2 alongside X-Men franchise caretakers Simon Kinberg and Lauren Shuler Donner.


Ryan Reynolds leads a cast of newcomers that includes Zazie Beetz (Atlanta) as Domino, a luck-manipulating mutant, and Josh Brolin as Cable, the time-traveling son of the X-Men’s Cyclops. Jack Kesy (The Strain, Baywatch), meanwhile, is attached to play the film’s central villain which, while unconfirmed, is rumored to be Irish mutant Black Tom Cassidy. Japanese actress Shioli Kutsuna has also joined the film in a mystery role.


Other stars returning from the first Deadpool include Leslie Uggams as Blind Al, Morena Baccarin as Vanessa, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, and Stefan Kapicic as the voice of Colossus.


Deadpool 2 is set to debut in theaters on June 1, 2018.

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The Hottest New Summer Single.. “NO SALVATION” from SOCIETY 1, Off Their Latest Release “RISE FROM THE DEAD” On Sale Now Worldwide, Online & Mobile via DSN Music!



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“The new Cheap Trick album may be their best in 35 years.”

-Associated Press

“Few acts inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as Cheap Trick deservedly was in 2016, are cranking out music as fresh, honest, energized and explosive as these guys have released in the past two years. And if this recent burst in activity keeps going, they will be the poster boys for how ageing rock and rollers can stay relevant without selling out or trying to be hip.”

-American Songwriter ( 4 out 5 stars)

Cheap Trick’s new album, WE’RE ALL ALRIGHT! arrives everywhere today via Big Machine Records.



Cheap Trick’s 18th studio album, WE’RE ALL ALRIGHT! was co-produced by the band and their longtime collaborator, GRAMMY® Award winner Julian Raymond (Glen Campbell, Fastball). The album will be available in Standard and Deluxe Editions, with the latter including three additional bonus tracks, among them a kaleidoscopic cover of The Move’s “Blackberry Way.”


The Rock & Roll Hall of Famers – whose four decade-plus career has seen them play more than 5,000 shows and counting – will celebrate WE’RE ALL ALRIGHT! with a worldwide tour. The dates – presented by Live Nation and also featuring Foreigner and Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience – begin July 11th at Syracuse, NY’s Lakeview Amphitheater and then continue into September. Additional dates and support will be announced soon.


In addition, Cheap Trick have set a number of U.S. festival performances as well as a European tour slated to get underway June 23rd with a much anticipated set at Spain’s Azkena Rock Festival. The trek will be highlighted by a trio of U.K. headline shows set for London’s O2 Kentish Town Forum (June 27th), Manchester’s Academy (June 28th), and Bristol’s O2 Academy (June 29th).


Cheap Trick are an indisputable American institution, beloved around the globe since 1974 for their instantly identifiable, hugely influential, brand of pop rock ‘n’ roll. The band – Robin Zander (vocals, rhythm guitar), Rick Nielsen (lead guitar), Tom Petersson (bass guitar), and Daxx Nielsen (drums) – are true pioneers with an unparalleled streak of certifiably classic tunes, from “He’s A Whore,” “California Man” and “Dream Police” to “Surrender,” “I Want You To Want Me” and the worldwide #1 hit single, “The Flame.”


2016 saw Cheap Trick’s long awaited induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The induction honored both the band and the pioneering sound that has earned them total record sales well in excess of 20 million featured appearances and more than 40 international gold and platinum certifications. Cheap Trick closed the 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony with an show-stealing performance of “Surrender,” “Dream Police,” and “I Want You To Want Me,” prompting Rolling Stone to rave, “Their smoking three-song set (was) played to perfection, with Zander hitting all the notes he hit at Budokan back in 1978.” Members of the evening’s other top inductees – including longtime friend Steve Miller – then joined the band for a memorable all-star jam on Fats Domino’s “Ain’t That A Shame” – a song famously featured on the immortal CHEAP TRICK AT BUDOKAN.


BANG ZOOM CRAZY…HELLO made a spectacular chart entry following its release on April 1st, 2016 – officially designated “Cheap Trick Day” in their beloved hometown of Rockford, IL. The collection arrived at #3 on Billboard’s “Top Rock Albums” chart while also entering the overall SoundScan/Billboard 200 at #30. “When I Wake Up Tomorrow,” the album’s powerful first single/video, also proved a multi-format smash, spending more than 15 consecutive days at the top of the Classic Rock airplay chart. As if that weren’t enough, Cheap Trick ruled the Classic Rock chart in the weeks preceding BANG ZOOM CRAZY…HELLO with a stunning 11 tracks in the format’s top 15, including material recorded at a special iHeartRadio ICONS concert in New York City.


BANG ZOOM CRAZY…HELLO was also among 2016’s best-reviewed releases. Kerrang! noted how Cheap Trick’s “ability to write sugar-coated riffs that stick in your head as though made of golden syrup has not diminished” while Classic Rock’s Paul Lester applauded “the consistency and urgency of this, their 17th studio record.” “The album “swings at the kind of big-riff, mutant-guitar rock and near-falsetto, multi-layered vocal melodies that have long been a part of the band’s 40-year repertoire,” raved The AV Club as Ultimate Classic Rock noted, “Really, they haven’t sounded this strong in years.” “A guns-blazing reinforcement of classic tropes,” declared MOJO with Uncut praising the album as “the band’s most consistently thrilling long-player since the Carter administration.” “A rugged, uncompromising platter that will satisfy existing fans and might find new ones to add to their cultish following,” exclaimed American Songwriter, further praising the album’s 11 “swaggering selections, any one of which could have come off albums recorded decades ago in their prime… BANG ZOOM CRAZY…HELLO is everything anyone would want from the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers at this late stage, and likely far more than even their staunchest fans expected. Here’s to another 40 years.”


(Big Machine)


1. You Got It Going On
2. Long Time Coming
3. Nowhere
4. Radio Lover
5. Lolita
6. Brand New Name On An Old Tattoo
7. Floating Down
8. She’s Alright
9. Listen To Me
10. The Rest Of My Life
11. Blackberry Way
12. Like A Fly
13. If You Still Want My Love

Produced by Julian Raymond and Cheap Trick
Executive Producer: Scott Borchetta

ON TOUR 2017
23                  Vitoria-Gasteiz, ES                  Azkena Rock Festival
25                  Hinwil, SW                  Rock The Ring Hinwil
27                  London, ENG                  O2 Kentish Town Forum
28                  Manchester, ENG                  Academy
29                  Bristol, ENG                  O2 Academy
07                  Peoria, IL                  Peoria Riverfront
11                  Syracuse, NY                  Lakeview Amphitheater
13                  Camden, NJ                  BB&T Pavilion
14                  Bethel, NY                  Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
15                  Hershey, PA                  Giant Center
17                  Boston, MA                  Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
18                  Saratoga Springs, NY                  Saratoga Performing Arts Center
20                  Wantagh, NY                  Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
21                  Darien Center, NY                  Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
22                  Holmdel, NJ                  PNC Bank Arts Center
25                  Bristow, VA                  Jiffy Lube Live
26                  Virginia Beach, VA
Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
28                  Nashville, TN                  Ascend Amphitheater
30                  Pelham, AL                  Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
01                  West Palm Beach, FL                  Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre
02                  Tampa, FL                  MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
05                  Charlotte, NC                  PNC Music Pavilion
06                  Raleigh, NC
Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek Amphitheater
08                  Cincinnati, OH                  Riverbend Music Center
09                  Chicago, IL                  Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
11                  Clarkston, MI                  DTE Energy Music Theatre
12                  Burgettstown, PA                  KeyBank Pavilion
13                  Noblesville, IN                  Klipsch Music Center
15                  Kansas City, MO                  Starlight Theatre
16                  Maryland Heights, MO
Hollywood Casino Amphitheater – St. Louis
19                  Woodlands, TX                  Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
20                  Austin, TX                  austin360 Amphitheater
23                  Albuquerque, NM                  Isleta Amphitheater *
24                  Phoenix, AZ                  Ak-Chin Pavilion *
26                  West Valley City, UT                  USANA Amphitheatre *
29                  Chula Vista, CA                  Sleep Train Amphitheatre *
30                  Los Angeles, CA                  Greek Theatre *
01                  Marysville, CA                  Toyota Amphitheater *
02                  Mountain View, CA                  Shoreline Amphitheatre *
04                  Morrison, CO                  Red Rocks Amphitheatre *
08                  Ridgefield, WA                  Sunlight Supply Amphitheater *
09                  Auburn, WA                  White River Amphitheatre *
* Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience not appearing on this date
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Bat-Signal lit up for Adam West

Los Angeles became Gotham City Thursday night as the Bat-Signal glowed at City Hall in honor of late Batman actor Adam West.


Hundreds of fans, some in costume, cheered as Mayor Eric Garcetti and Police Chief Charlie Beck switched on the iconic signal and splashed a yellow oval with a bat silhouette high up on the wall of City Hall.


West, who played the Caped Crusader in the campy 1960s TV series, died last week at 88.


“Like you, we all spent many hours in front of the TV, same bat time, same bat channel,” Garcetti told the crowd.


“Adam West taught us each one of us had a heart of gold,” Garcetti said. “There will never be another Batman like Adam West and there will never be another Adam West.”


The mayor also led the citizens in a rendition of the TV show theme song, which consisted of playfully singing “nah-nah, nah-nah, nah-nah, nah-nah” to imitate the driving rhythm.


On display was a red Bat-Phone like the one Gotham City’s Commissioner James Gordon used to chat with Batman in the TV series.


West’s wife and children attended the event, Garcetti said.


Burt Ward, who played Robin on the show, called the actor a “family man.”


“He loved humanity. He loved his fans,” he said.


Before the lighting, people lined up to take photos with two red-and-black, sharp-finned Batmobiles parked on the sidewalk. Some wore Batman masks and others wore capes, T-shirts and hats adorned with the Batman TV logo.


Katie Aiani said she had idolized West.


“I grew up watching him,” the 29-year-old said. “It was my childhood.”


“He’s a legend,” said Chad Evatt, a 30-year-old costume designer who made a Riddler costume to wear to the event. “For the longest time he was the only Batman and that’s a position that commands respect.”


Justin Harrison, 43, wore a Batman costume and said West was not only an actor but someone who “inspired millions.”

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