Fantoons Announcement: MOTÖRHEAD’s FIRST OFFICIAL GRAPHIC NOVE


FANTOONS CAPTURES THE RAW STORY OF MOTÖRHEAD IN THEIR FIRST OFFICIAL GRAPHIC NOVEL

Pre-sale Launches August 3, 2021

Los Angeles, CA (August 3, 2021) – Critically-acclaimed leading publisher of music graphic novels, Fantoons, is set to release their second Motörhead graphic book, the much-anticipated
Motörhead : The Rise of the Loudest Band in the World: The Authorized Graphic Novel (Fantoons/Simon & Schuster), available at book retailers nationwide. The graphic novel is available for preorder on Fantoons official site at a list price of $29.99. Fans who purchase in advance will receive a very Lemmy-inspired limited-edition decorative Cereal Box companion when the book releases on September 7, 2021.

Link to preorder: https://bit.ly/2Vk6uQw

David and the Fantoons team captured Lem’s spirit and vibe perfectly, not to mention the overall spirit of what the band was all about. Their attention to detail was top notch, the art first class and the proof is in the final piece, which is splendid! Readers are sure to feel the raw grittiness that was the origins of Motörhead in each page.”  – Motörhead Team

Motörhead : The Rise of the Loudest Band in the World: The Authorized Graphic Novel is a posthumous celebration of one of rock’s most infamous frontman, Lemmy Kilmister, founder and creative juggernaut of Motörhead. The 144-page fully illustrated graphic novel chronicles the first part of the wild 40-year career of one of the most notorious and legendary characters in music history and Motörhead’s meteoric rise to becoming one of the most influential rock bands of all time.

From Lemmy’s early days working at a riding school in the English countryside, to the recording of the band’s iconic album and first major international success, Ace of Spades, this Motörhead graphic novel chronicles the extraordinary story of the famous frontman’s incredible journey as the leader of the “loudest band in the world.”

The graphic novel includes a foreword from Judas Priest front man, Rob Halford – fans will learn more about the band that heavily influenced well-known groups like Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, and Foo Fighters, and discover the fascinating tale of the legend himself, Lemmy Kilmister!

Born to Lose. Live to Win.

ABOUT GLOBAL MERCHANDISING SERVICES

Global Merchandising Services are a music artist, celebrity, and brand merchandise company. Headquartered in London and Los Angeles, Global is a licensing powerhouse with best-in-class design, product development, manufacturing and direct-to-consumer sales. Global executes and delivers business through all channels of retail distribution, live events, web stores, pop-up stores, brand origination and development, sponsorship, endorsements, and third-party licensing. As the exclusive partner for its extensive roster of musical artists and brands, Global develops unique and innovative merchandise programs for its clients.  Winner of 7 Licensing Industry Awards, from best celebrity license programs to product awards, acknowledging Global’s expertise and ability to deliver on a worldwide basis for its clients.

ABOUT FANTOONS

Fantoons Animation Studios is a group of like-minded artists with a shared passion for animation, stories, and music. Founded by director David Calcano almost a decade ago, the vision for the studio was simple: create content surrounding music and tell compelling stories to celebrate it. Fantoons focuses on the artist’s personal stories whether on the road, in the studio, or their personal journey, using sequential storytelling in the form of graphic novels or animated content. Fantoons creative works have received acclaim from Rolling StoneThe GuardianPROG Magazine, and other notable press outlets. Fantoons recently celebrated their first Webby Award as a 2021 Honoree for Video Animation.

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ALASKAN Dark Punk/Death Rock Duo, CLIFF AND IVY Bring The Night With New EP!

“Cliff and Ivy – if the world is going to hell, we need music like this!”
– Jack Rabid (The Big Takeover)

Alaska’s premiere dark punk/death rock duo, CLIFF AND IVY have recently unleashed their new four song EP, Bring Us The Night.  Available on limited edition 7″ vinyl and digital formats.

CLIFF AND IVY‘s music is influenced by magic. Their psychedelic style lyrics are derived from synesthesia.  The mission of Bring Us The Night is to make fast dark punk songs with weird supernatural themes. “To hit ’em hard and leave ’em wanting more. Calling all to embrace the dark; to rise, slay, and rise again.”

“Bring Us The Night” – CLIFF AND IVY
Bring Us The Night Track List:
1. Bring Us The Night
 2. Chasing Blood
3. Dominion
4. Parasite  

Buy/Stream CLIFF AND IVY Now Via Bandcamp

CLIFF AND IVY are Alaska’s goth duo. With a solid background in punk and metal, they bring a traditional goth/deathrock sound into a new world. Theatrical and poetic, their music, live shows and art speak to dark hearts everywhere. “If the world is going to hell, we need music like this!” – Jack Rabid, The Big Takeover Magazine, #81

Inspired by art, punk, hardcore, old school goth and EBM, horror movies, no wave, industrial music, tribal music, current events and unwritten history,  CLIFF AND IVY  have been compared to Killing Joke, Ministry, Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Cure, and Dead Can Dance.

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Industrial Band PANIC LIFT Presents Themed Series & Limited Edition EPs New EP, Split Out NOW!

Industrial band PANIC LIFT return after a three-year hiatus with Split, the first in five thematically connected EPs: a release cycle that will span into 2022. The follow-up to 2018’s End ProcessPANIC LIFT presents two blistering new songs on Split with each harkening back to different corners of the dark music spectrum.

Each EP in the five-part series features two original tracks and two remixes from different artists. PANIC LIFT intends to have each new release be accompanied by a limited-edition physical product, which will change with each release. Split was released as a limited-edition physical cassette tape limited to 50 copies worldwide.

PANIC LIFT  brings these releases independently in association with longtime friends and collaborators PRIMORDIAL MUSIC.

Split features a synthwave inspired remix of “Tribute” from EBM juggernauts GRENDEL and an electro-funk rework of “Nowhere Fast” from the techno wizardry of WESENBERG, who is better known to the world as Krischan Jan-Eric Wesenberg from ROTERSAND.
 
The aptly titled “Tribute” is an EBM dance floor thumper reminiscent of some of the legends of the genre, all while incorporating PANIC LIFT‘s trademark juxtaposition of soaring clean vocals and guttural screams.

“Nowhere Fast” is a industrial rock assault reminiscent of the machine rock heyday of the mid-90s. These two songs pay homage to the legends that inspired PANIC LIFT vocalist and songwriter James Francis to begin writing music over 20 years ago. “I’ve found the material in these releases serve as a love letter to this genre of music” proclaims Francis.
Buy/Stream PANIC LIFT Via Bandcamp Now

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Darkwave/Alternative Band VASELYNE Drops “Waiting To Exhale” – A Story Of Perseverance

 Darkwave/alternative band VASELYNE has just unveiled their new digital maxi-single for the track, “Waiting To Exhale.”

“Waiting To Exhale” tells a story of breaking free from whatever is holding you back. Moving on, transforming into someone or something new. Whether that’s a unhealthy relationship, not being able to be your true self, the listener is invited to decide what that means to them.

The video sees Yvette walking through forests and dunes, a heavy cape trailing behind her. “Carrying the weight on my shoulders whilst I walk towards the sea. Morphing into a butterfly. But do I transform or disappear?”

For fans of: Darkwave, Coldwave, Ambient and Alternative music

“Waiting To Exhale” is available in digital format on VASELYNE‘s Bandcamp page.

VASELYNE – “DARK WAVE WITH A GLOW”

Yvette Winkler: vocals | lyrics
Frank Weyzig: instruments | arrangements
Influences: Peter Hammill, Porcupine Tree, David Bowie, A Perfect Circle, Japan, Pink Floyd.

VASELYNE is a collaboration between Dutch singer Yvette Winkler and Dutch musician and producer Frank Weyzig. A mutual artistic curiosity gave birth to their VASELYNE project in the spring of 2011. “One can safely assume that to hold tenure in VASELYNE, you’d best exhibit the deepest level of commitment to what the band stands for. Influenced by bands like Porcupine Tree and Blackfield, VASELYNE could remain one of ambient-alternative rock’s most intelligent and gifted technical bands” says Markus Seibel / medicine-mag.com). Both members have a track record that speaks for itself. Yvette Winkler was co-founder of Dutch band “Sea of Souls” (2006). 

“VASELYNE continues to innovate upon their unique form of art-ambient/alternative and at the end of the day, its actually the ease with which VASELYNE serves up this versatility, making the music go by in a flash.”(Markus Seibel / medicine-mag.com). VASELYNE has so far released four albums on German label, Echozone: ‘Earthbound’ EP (2012), their full length debut album ‘The Fire Within’ (2013), ‘In Dreams’ EP (2015) and ‘Fragile’ EP (2016).

In the spring of 2018, after a two year hiatus, the band picked up things where they left and VASELYNE contributed to the new Textbeak (Michael Szewczyk) album, Sick for Songs a Season Eats, produced by John Fryer.

VASELYNE now finished recording their upcoming EP. The first single of that album is a ballad “Waiting to Exhale”. The video for this track was made by Dutch filmmaker Dorothée Meddens. In 2021 a full album will also see the light of day. The new album includes collaborations with Lynette Cerezo from Bestial Mouths, Searmanas, John Fryer (Black Needle Noise, NIN, Prayers, This Mortal Coil and HIM) and Michael Aliani from Chiron/Ikon. Making their sound heavier and fresh, VASELYNE will hit the road again in 2021 with a new live band.  
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Now on YouTube The MKULTRASOUND PodCast: The JOY THIEVES Matthew Clark, Alex Zander, Emily Sifrit, Jason Kenski

The Joy Thieves have come a long way since their ‘This Will Kill That’ debut way back in the pre-pandemic times. But troubled times make for troubled art, and the band’s first full length offering sees them in violent, acerbic form.

Departing from their usual modus operandi of featuring a different vocalist on every track; this time around The Joy Thieves are fronted by the mercurial Chris Connelly (Ministry, RevCo, Fini Tribe, The Damage Manual) on every track. The songs are also harder, faster and angrier than ever before, with Connelly describing the album as; “… Everything I wished I could have done with Ministry… It’s like being hosed down with lava!”

The Joy Thieves have always enjoyed an ever-changing line-up, and this time around is no exception. New to the party are drummer Big Paul Ferguson (Killing Joke), guitarist Chris Haskett (The Rollins Band, Iggy Pop, David Bowie), guitarist John Haggerty (Naked Raygun, Pegboy), drummer Joe Haggerty (The Effigies, Pegboy), songwriter Scott-David Allen (The Burying Kind, A covenant of Thorns) and Grant Sutton (Monster Trux, The Party Downers, Jumpsuit)

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NEW CLAN OF XYMOX ALBUM RELEASED TODAY BY METROPOLIS

The legendary Clan of Xymox return with their latest album entitled “Limbo,” that comes exactly one year after their last album “Spider On The Wall.”As 2020 saw the world shut down, and Clan of Xymox unable to tour, the band began crafting new material that was deeply influenced by the pandemic itself. “Limbo” is a masterstroke of modern goth rock, expanding the signature Clan of Xymox sound to create a captivating take on this moment in our history. “Limbo” is being released today by Metropolis Records.

All digital and streaming formats as well as on CD. Clan of Xymox 2022 North American tour dates appear below.

Bandcamp:
https://clanofxymox.bandcamp.com/album/limbo

Bio:
https://metropolis-records.com/artist/clan-of-xymox

Fri, Mar 4 – Columbus OH @ Skully’s Music Diner
w/ The Bellwether Syndicate, Aertex

Sat, Mar 5 – Ferndale MI @ The Magic Bag
w/ The Bellwether Syndicate, Aertex

Sun, Mar 6 – Toronto ON @ Velvet Underground
w/ The Bellwether Syndicate, Yone Defcode

Tue, Mar 8 – Montreal QC @ Theatre Fairmount
w/ The Bellwether Syndicate, Yone Defcode

Wed, Mar 9 – Boston MA @ Cavern Club at Hard Rock Café
w/ The Bellwether Syndicate, Aertex

Thu, Mar 10 – Brooklyn NY @ Warsaw
w/ The Bellwether Syndicate, Aertex

Fri, Mar 11 –  Millersville PA @ Phantom Power
w/ The Bellwether Syndicate, Aertex

Sat, Mar 12 – Richmond VA @ Richmond Music Hall
w/ The Bellwether Syndicate, Aertex

Sun, Mar 13 – Baltimore MD @ Soundstage
w/ The Bellwether Syndicate, Aertex

Wed, Mar 16 – Orlando FL @ The Abbey
w/ The Bellwether Syndicate

Fri, Mar 18 – West Palm Beach FL @ Respectable Street
w/ The Bellwether Syndicate, Astari Nite

Sat, Mar 19 – Atlanta GA @ The Masquerade
w/ The Bellwether Syndicate

Sun, Mar 20 – Nashville TN @ High Watt
w/ The Bellwether Syndicate

Tue, Mar 22 – Indianapolis IN @ Irving Theatre
w/ The Bellwether Syndicate

Wed, Mar 23 – St Paul MN @ Amsterdam Bar & Hall
w/ The Bellwether Syndicate, Autumn

Thu, Mar 24 – Chicago IL @ Concord Music Hall
w/ The Bellwether Syndicate, Autumn

Thu, Nov 3 – Dallas TX @ Gas Monkey
w/ Curse Mackey, A Cloud of Ravens

Fri, Nov 4 – Austin TX @ Elysium
w/ Curse Mackey, A Cloud of Ravens

Sat, Nov 5 – Houston TX @ Numbers
w/ Curse Mackey, A Cloud of Ravens

Sun, Nov 6 – San Antonio TX @ Paper Tiger
w/ Curse Mackey, A Cloud of Ravens

Tue, Nov 8 – Denver CO @ Oriental Theater
w/ Curse Mackey, A Cloud of Ravens, The Siren Project

Wed, Nov 9 – Salt Lake City UT @ Metro Music Hall
w/ Curse Mackey, A Cloud of Ravens

Fri, Nov 11 – Seattle WA @ El Corazon
w/ Curse Mackey, A Cloud of Ravens

Sat, Nov 12 – Vancouver BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
w/ Curse Mackey, A Cloud of Ravens

Sun, Nov 13 – Portland OR @ Star Theater
w/ Curse Mackey, A Cloud of Ravens

Wed, Nov 16 – San Francisco CA @ August Hall
w/ Curse Mackey, A Cloud of Ravens

Thu, Nov 17 – Costa Mesa CA @ The Wayfarer
w/ Curse Mackey, A Cloud of Ravens

Fri, Nov 18 – San Diego CA @ Music Box
w/ Curse Mackey, A Cloud of Ravens

Sat, Nov 19 – Los Angeles CA @ Regent Theater
w/ Curse Mackey, A Cloud of Ravens


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