Napalm Records/Spinning Goblin Signs PET THE PREACHER

Napalm Records/Spinning Goblin is extremely proud to announce the worldwide signing of the Denmark’s Heavy Stoner Blues Band PET THE PREACHER! The bands sophomore album will hit stores at the end of April and will be celebrated with an Album Release show at DESERTFEST BERLIN!

 

“We are beyond excited to officially announce our signing to Napalm Records/Spinning Goblin. PET THE PREACHER is a band that strives to be something special, and by our collaboration with Napalm Records, we are given the opportunity to prove that we are a force to be reckoned with and that we are not giving up… Ever”

 

-Christian Hede Madsen / Vocals/Guitar

 

For More Info Visit:

https://www.facebook.com/petthepreacher

https://twitter.com/PetThePreacher

http://www.napalmrecords.com

 

  

 

Joey Groon Premieres “Let It Go” on PGHMUSICMAG

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Listen here to the new single “Let It Go”!

Your new single “Let It Go”, which will be released July 1st, what is it about?
It’s about how to let go on old anger and frustrations from old relationships. So that you can go into a new one with a clearer mind. I think the main reason why I even wrote it was to get even with a lot of my own history. It’s very melancholic, minimalistic and haiku’ish in its lyrics, which suits the quite demanding beat very well. And the fact that it’s a typical club/R&B-hit gives it that old disco flavour and theme about unrequited love, just as Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive”.

Your new single “Let It Go” is highly influenced by the genres R&B/Pop, what are your artistic preferences?
My preferences lie in the classic Soul-genre actually. Marvin Gaye and his “Midnight Lady” album has highly influenced my use of Synthetic drums and Synthesizers. But the reason why R&B began to influence me was not that every other pop artist work in the R&B/Pop area today, but simply the fact that the R&B music suited my way of expressing myself and my crooning voice. In Denmark the R&B genre is not that common as the Rock/Pop genres are. So I suddenly found an area of pop-music I felt was my own, my home. And in Denmark I had the time to explore it and what my angle were to it. I think there is a big misconception in Northern Europe that R&B/Pop music aren’t as well accepted as other genres. Due to the fact that in Denmark we’re raised with a certain Folk/Acoustic music. The R&B/Pop and even Soul music is a set of genres that most of the older generations only were raised with through the transatlantic radio stations. If you ment influences for this specific single “Let It Go”, I’d say David Bowie. Or a certain mix between David Bowie, Stevie Wonder and Pharrell Williams. Haha!

All the way from Denmark, Europe to the U.S, that must be quite a cultural journey?
It sure is, did you know there is more than 3,856 miles between these two countries? Furthermore the population of Denmark is only approx. 5 million people, which could easily be a small state in the U.S. So it is quite a journey, and it has surely opened my eyes. I think the transformation from a small European musician to an International artist is a journey that needs a lot of preparation, so it’s not easy to say if I’d succeed or not. I just stay open-minded.

Your collaboration with U2 Producer Pete Maher; How Did That Happen?
My agent Donnie Osborne helped me reach out to Pete Maher. His first mastering job was my song “Maybe September” from my “Maybe September – EP” released this year as well. I find Pete Maher’s positivity and his encouraging attitude very helpful during the mixing process! His roster of U2, The Rolling Stones and many more surely is well deserved.

Can you mention one thing we don’t know about Denmark?
We have one of the oldest royal families of Europe, haha!

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photographer: Lior Zilberstein

Denmark’s Kissaway Trail Life is a B-side EP Out Today on Yep Roc Records + “Nørrebro” Video

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“Nørrebro” HERE
Video “Nørrebro” HERE

Hailing from Odense, Denmark, Kissaway Trail release their brand new Life is a B-side EP today, May 28th via Yep Roc Records and later, on August 20th, their full album Breach is planned. Earlier the band offered their official music video for the single “Nørrebro” via NYLON Magazine HERE. The video captures the intimacy between band mates Thomas, Hasse and Søren as well as the emphasis they place on their roots by showcasing the town that serves as the track’s namesake. In a response to a recent interview question about the idea behind the video, Thomas Fagurlund responds saying, “Nørrebro has meant a great deal to me for the last three years of my life. I wanna show everyone all the places I’ve spent my time and all the people that made me who I am today.” Warm and emotionally charged, the tale told through video and song of finding ones place while avoiding temptation showcases the sincerity and passion driving Kissaway Trail.

“Maybe September” produced by well renowned engineer of U2, The Rolling Stones & Depeche Mode

Photographer: Louise Trandum
Photographer: Louise Trandum

Check out “Maybe September”, recorded at Amazing Space Recording Studio,  mastered and finalized by well renowned mastering engineer Pete Maher who work with among other U2Katy PerryThe Rolling StonesKelly ClarksonThe KillersSnow Patrol,Linkin Park & Depeche Mode on a daily basis. This is a huge opportunity for Johannes Holt Iversen and he is very pleased to have worked with Pete Maher on this record, as well as worked with producer Joachim Hejslet Jørgensen developing the final mix in his studio. “Maybe September” was one of his first official studio recordings and one of his earliest songs.  He wrote it when he was about 15 years old in High School.  Johannes also sends ‘special gratitude to the studio musicians and a huge gratitude to his U.S. representation and agent Donnie Osborne who managed the communication between Pete Maher and I regarding this collaboration. Pete Maher has furthermore mastered The Dream Project and our latest single “The Dreamology”’.

Maybe September | Credits:
Vocals, Guitar: Johannes Holt Iversen
Lead Guitar: Jakob Nielsson
Bass: Ulrik Bering Keiding
Drums: Niels Vestergaard Sørensen
Cello: Lene Holt Nielsen

Written & Performed by Johannes Holt Iversen
Produced by Joachim Hejslet Jørgensen & Johannes Holt Iversen
Mixed by Joachim Hejslet Jørgensen
Mastered by Pete Maher

 

Listen to the complete “Maybe September – EP” here

 

Listen to the complete album “Maybe September (Deluxe Version) – EP” in following stores:
Spotify | iTunes | Deezer | AmazonMp3 | JOEYGROON.com

 

 

ANUBIS GATE Issues Statement on New Drummer With Same Name

Morten Gade Sørensen (of Pyramaze and Wuthering Heights) has replaced Morten Sørensen in ANUBIS GATE. After careful consideration and 5 albums behind the drums, Morten Sørensen felt it was time to get off the bandwagon to pursue other musical interests. We would like to say that this is a peaceful parting of the ways and that we are still good friends. We are of course sad to see Morten Sørensen go but also excited to have another one of Denmark’s very finest drummers to join the band.

New Drummer Morten Gade Sørensen
New Drummer Morten Gade Sørensen

It is with great pleasure that we can announce his replacement Morten Gade Sørensen, known for his excellent drumming in bands such as Pyramaze, Wuthering Heights and Lance King. Morten Gade Sørensen comments on joining ANUBIS GATE: “I’ve been following ANUBIS GATE since they started and being a big fan of their universe it’s an honor for me to be asked to join. I’m looking forward to working on the bands new material”.

ANUBIS GATE is currently working on their sixth album, which will be out on Nightmare Records late 2013.

ANUBIS GATE is Henrik Fevre (vocals, bass), Michael Bodin (guitars), Kim Olesen (guitars, synths), Morten Gade Sørensen (Drums).

Iceage Sign To Matador Records

Copenhagen’s Iceage released one of the most exciting and lauded albums of the last couple of years with their outstanding debut, New Brigade. Following two years of intense touring in support of New Brigade, the Danish four-piece have announced they are signing with Matador Records and releasing their sophomore album on February 19th! Escho will release the record in Denmark. Iceage shared the news earlier this morning via their website, and now Matador presents it as well. Further news surrounding the follow up to New Brigade will be revealed in the coming weeks. In the meantime, revisit what made Iceage one of the most talked about bands of the last couple of years below… And for those in the UK, be sure to catch them on the road later this month.

Iceage’s “Broken Bone” mp3
Iceage’s “White Rune” mp3

Iceage Tour Dates
Nov. 21 – Belfast, UK @ Limelight
Nov. 22 – Dublin, IRL @ Academy 2
Nov. 23 – Manchester, UK @ Soup Kitchen
Nov. 24 – Edinburgh, UK @ The Third Door
Nov. 25 – York, UK @ Stereo
Nov. 26 – Wrexham, UK @ Central Station
Nov. 27 – Nottingham, UK @ Bodega
Nov. 28 – Bristol, UK @ Croft
Nov. 29 – London, UK @ Hoxton Bar and Kitchen
Nov 30. – Brighton, UK @ Green Door Store
Dec. 1 – Oxford, UK @ Cellar
Dec. 14 – Copenhagen, DK @ Mayhem w/ Lower
Dec. 15 – Arhus, DK @ Splab w/ Lower