BLOODYWOOD Tears Through Europe into the UK!

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New Delhi based Indian Metal band BLOODYWOOD’s ‘RAJ AGAINST THE MACHINE TOUR’ has left a path of sonic destruction through Germany and France on their way to the United Kingdom. The band will be hitting the UK like a hammer on July 24th in Bristol, England before winding through the UK, including a sold out London show on July 27th. The tour wraps up at the legendary WACKEN OPEN AIR in Wacken, Germany and TAMAN FESTIVAL in Krasnodar, Russia on August 8th.

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The tour launched July 13th at DONG OPEN AIR in Neukirchen-Vluyn, Germany where the band received a roaring ovation.

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Wiesloch, Germany – SOLD OUT!

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Paris, France – A line around the block for a SOLD OUT show!

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A packed house in Berlin, DE.

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The Indian flag being waived during the band’s set at Dong Open Air.

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Raj Against The Machine Tour Dates:
07/24 @ The Lanes – Bristol, England
07/25 @ Rescue Rooms – Nottingham, England
07/26 @ Rebellion – Manchester, England
07/27 @ o2 Academy Islington – London, England – SOLD OUT
07/29 @ Craufurd Arms – Milton Keynes, England
08/01 @ Wacken Open Air – Wacken, Germany
08/03 @ Taman Festival – Krasnodar, Russia

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Bloodywood is:
Karan Katiyar – Guitars, Production, Programming
Jayant Bhadula – Vocals
Raoul Kerr – Rap Vocals

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AWOLNATION ANNOUNCE 2013 SPRING U.S. TOUR

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AWOLNATION has announced the dates of their upcoming Spring U.S. concert tour. The band has confirmed 30 new shows beginning in March and running through April. Blondfire will serve as the main support act on most dates with Mother Mother to open. Tickets go on sale this Friday, January 18th. All confirmed U.S. shows are listed below. Recently, the band has been in the studio working on the eagerly anticipated follow up to their debut album Megalithic Symphony (Red Bull Records) and will be performing several new songs in their live set including “This Kid’s Not Alright,” “Some Kind Of Joke???,” and “Cannibals,” alongside their platinum-certified hit “Sail,” and crowd favorites “Not Your Fault” and “Kill Your Heroes.”

AWOLNATION is currently prepping for their first European tour of the new year slated to kick off January 16th in Helsinki, Finland. The band will perform 23 dates overseas hitting Sweden, Norway, The Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain, Portugal, France, and the United Kingdom.

The band capped off a banner 2012 charting three Top 10 singles from their debut album while relentlessly working on the road for more than 250 days worldwide. Highlights include their sold-out headline “Never Let Your Fear Decide Your Fate” U.S. tour, an awe-inspiring performance at The Voodoo Festival in New Orleans, as well as massive festival slots at Coachella, Rock am Ring/Rock im Park in Germany, Bumbershoot and more.

AWOLNATION’s debut album Megalithic Symphony has been on the Billboard charts for 92 weeks, topping the Billboard Independent Albums chart seven separate times in 2012, having sold more than 330,000 copies. The debut smash single, “Sail” is fast approaching double platinum with nearly two million in digital sales. The track was also recently certified triple platinum in Canada – where the album is certified gold.

Led by musical architect and vocalist Aaron Bruno, AWOLNATION features keyboard/guitarist Kenny Carkeet, drummer Hayden Scott and Drew Stewart on guitar. The band’s debut album Megalithic Symphony is currently available in stores and online.

AWOLNATION CONFIRMED SPRING U.S. TOUR DATES:
(All dates with Blondfire and Mother Mother except where noted*)

DATE VENUE CITY/STATE
March 8 Wild West Lubbock, TX
March 9 The White Rabbit San Antonio, TX
March 10 Brewster Street Ice House Corpus Christi, TX
March 12 House of Blues New Orleans, LA * w/Mother Mother only
March 13 Florida Theatre of Gainesville Gainesville, FL * AWOLNATION only
March 15 Revolution Ft. Lauderdale, FL
March 16 Ponte Verda Concert Hall Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
March 18 The Orange Peel Asheville, NC * w/Mother Mother only
March 19 The Lincoln Theatre Raleigh, NC
March 20 The NorVa Norfolk, VA
March 22 Crocodile Rock Allentown, PA
March 23 House of Blues Atlantic City, NJ
March 24 Rapids Theater Niagara Falls, NY
March 26 The Intersection Grand Rapids, MI
March 27 House of Blues Cleveland, OH * w/Mother Mother only
March 29 Marathon Music Works Nashville, TN
March 30 Gillioz Theatre Springfield, MO
April 1 Blue Note Columbia, MO
April 2 Val Air Ballroom Des Moines, IA
April 3 Liberty Hall Lawrence, KS
April 5 The Cotillion Ballroom Wichita, KS
April 8 Sokol Auditorium Omaha, NE
April 9 The Vault Sioux Falls, SD
April 10 The Venue Fargo, ND
April 12 Babcock Theatre Billings, MT
April 13 The Wilma Theater Missoula, MT
April 15 Knitting Factory Spokane, WA
April 16 McDonald Theatre Eugene, OR
April 18 Knitting Factory Reno, NV
April 25 Cain’s Ballroom Tulsa, OK * AWOLNATION only

For more information visit AWOLNATION online: www.AWOLNATIONmusic.com

LEGENDARY FRENCH TENNIS CHAMPION YANNICK NOAH TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM, HOMMAGE, A TRIBUTE TO BOB MARLEY

Yannick Noah is a household name in France; in fact, he recently topped the annual list of the “Top 50 Most Popular French Personalities” in his homeland for the eighth year in a row. A onetime tennis champion whose winning of the French Open in 1983 brought the trophy home for the first time in four decades, and was the first time ever by a black man, he remains the last Frenchman to have won the French Open Men’s Singles title.

Noah transitioned to his second love when retirement beckoned. His music career began in 1991 with Black or What!, and over the last two decades Noah has released ten albums, which have sold a collective 10 million copies, and he has performed throughout Europe. Now Yannick is proud to announce the US release of his eleventh album, Hommage, which will be available on October 9th on RED/Sony Music France, with sales and marketing management by Creative Entertainment Network.

A life-long Bob Marley fan, Hommage, which is a collection of eleven new takes on Marley classics, is his tribute to the legend – a dream Noah had of creating for his idol for years. On Hommage, Yannick worked with young multi-instrumentalist / songwriter Simeo and together the pair worked on new and innovative covers of his favorite Marley tracks including “Redemption Song,” “Buffalo Soldier,” “Jammin’,” and “I Shot the Sherriff.” He also incorporated his hope for world peace into the project by including the Marley songs most associated with that issue, “War” and “Africa Unite.”

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Bringing his own relaxed touch to the album, Noah avoids sounding like a gawking fan attempting to copy his favorite artist, and is able to reach a state of intimacy with the music by approaching it in a new and refreshing way. While speaking about the new album he is full of enthusiasm and emotion. “When I sing Bob Marley’s songs, I’m speaking from the heart, conveying something that only he managed to fully express. As a performer, it’s an incredible feeling to be at the microphone and sing those words that have been a part of my life for so long. I’ve never experienced anything so beautiful, so intense. Not ‘intense’ as in ‘powerful,’ more in the sense of ‘delicious’. So this venture is a very important one.”

Once a gladiator on the tennis courts, (during his career, which spanned almost two decades, he captured a total of 23 singles titles and 16 doubles titles and was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2005), Noah, who has been very active in charity work for years, is now fighting for change and peace with Marley’s words. He says, “The worst thing, my greatest nightmare, is that one day I’ll forget where I came from.”

The personal path that Yannick has followed through his life has helped him live up to those songs today. Yannick dreamed of this tribute to Bob Marley, and there are certain dreams that you have to go out and seize, like a championship title or a rare opportunity such as the chance to make Hommage.

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Megadeth and Zombie Will Continue Co-Headlining Tour

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Megadeth and Rob Zombie rocked Stage AE in Pittsburgh last week and will continue to do so throughout the U.S. and Europe. MPAPPHOTO was there to capture the pure energy of the show and has joined Pittsburgh Music Magazine as a collaborator.

Metal icons MEGADETH are delivering volcanic performances and earning rave reviews on their co-headlining tour with Rob Zombie, which marks the first time the two bands have toured together. The trek kicked off Friday, May 11 in Holmdel, NJ and will include two high-profile rock festival appearances including Rock On The Range and Rocklahoma, where the tour wraps on Saturday, May 26. A list of confirmed dates is below. For additional information on purchasing tickets, visit www.megadeth.com.

Prior to the show, the New York Times proclaimed that “the speed pioneers Megadeth have the decibels to fill the grandiose PNC” and the New York Daily News said, “At last year’s faceoff with Metallica, Slayer and Anthrax, the band led by Dave Mustaine offered a set that did both their sub-genre and legacy proud (5/10/12).”

In a review of the first show, Tris McCall of the Newark, NJ Star-Ledger said, “While most of the band’s peers have either slowed down, broken up or switched to a more profitable style, Megadeth presses on, hard and fast as ever. Mustaine is a study in perseverance–and professionalism, too: He recently had to re-learn how to play guitar after suffering nerve damage in his arm. That trauma has left no mark on him–his solos, sometimes taken in harmony with sideman Chris Broderick, are as dextrous, and rapid-fire, as ever (5/13/12).” Theexaminer.com added, “The musicians ripped and shredded their way through riffs and solos with machine-like precision, yet somehow projecting an earnest passion through the notes that speaks to the raw emotion of Mustaine’s songwriting (5/13/12).”

After their tour with ROB ZOMBIE wraps at Rocklahoma, MEGADETH–singer/guitarist DAVE MUSTAINE, bassist DAVID ELLEFSON, drummer SHAWN DROVER and guitarist CHRIS BRODERICK–will head to Europe for shows in Germany, Poland, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Italy, Czech Republic, England, Luxembourg, Netherlands, France, Romania, Turkey, Switzerland, Greece, Belgium, Russia, Lithuania, Estonia and Finland, then in September will head to South America for concerts in Chile, Argentina and Mexico.

A newly released video for the group’s next single “Whose Life (Is It Anyway?)” can be seen now.. The video is a heavy metal tour de force, depicting youth angst turned violent, resulting in an apocalyptic finale.

The current tour comes on the heels of MEGADETH’s critically acclaimed return of the traveling festival GIGANTOUR, created and curated by frontman DAVE MUSTAINE. Rave reviews poured in for the festival, which also featured MOTÖRHEAD, VOLBEAT and LACUNA COIL. “The return of Gigantour, a nicely curated package tour of heavy metal bands, is just one more step in a great run underway by Megadeth,” wrote the Boston Globe. “It was a smart and well-paced show, one that illuminated metal’s various angles (1/31/12).”

2011 marked the release of MEGADETH’s 13th album, the appropriately titled Th1rt3en. Released November 1 on Roadrunner Records, the album debuted at #11 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and #1 on the Billboard Hard Rock chart. The album also landed on international charts including Top 10 placements in Argentina, Finland, Korea and Japan. MEGADETH also received their tenth Grammy nomination for this project, earning a “Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Performance” nomination for their single “Public Enemy #1.” The “Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Performance” category was, eerily, category #13.

Check out MEGADETH in the following cities:

DATE CITY VENUE
5/22 La Crosse, WI La Crosse Center
5/24 Sioux City, IA Tyson Center
5/25 Wichita, KS Hartman Arena
5/26 Pryor, OK Rocklahoma
5/31 Dessau, Germany Metalfest @ Airfield
6/1 Jaworzno, Poland Metalfest @ Zalew Sosina
6/2 Mining, Austria Metalfest @ Castle Mamling
6/3 Ljubljana, Slovenia Kino Siska
6/5 Zadar, Croatia Metalfest @ Zadar Beach
6/6 Milan, Italy Metalfest @ Alcatraz Club
6/7 St. Goarshausen, Germany Metalfest @ Loreley
6/8 Plzen, Czech Republic Metalfest @ Amphitheater Lochotin
6/10 Leicestershire, England Download Festival
6/12 London, England Electric Ballroom
6/13 Luxembourg, Luxembourg Den Atelier
6/14 Heerlen, Netherlands Parkstad Limburg Theater
6/15 Clisson, France Hellfest
6/17 Bucharest, Romania Ost Fest @ Romexpo
6/19 Istanbul, Turkey Hi-Voltage Festival
6/20 Athens, Greece Iera Oldos
6/22 Lausanne, Switzerland Les Docks
6/23 Dessel, Belgium Graspop Metal Meeting @ Festival Dessel
6/25 Moscow, Russia Stadium Live
6/27 Vilinius, Lithuania Teatro Arena
6/28 Tallinn, Estonia Rock Café
6/29 Helsinki, Finland Tuska Festival @ Sulvilhati
9/7 Santiago, Chile Teatro Caupolican
9/14 Buenos Aires, Argentina Estadio Cubierto Malvinas
9/16 Cordoba, Argentina Orfeo
9/19 Mexico City, Mexico Pepsi Center WTC
9/21 Guadalajara, Mexico Arena VFG