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Posted by admin - October 1, 2013 - News

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Scorched Tundra Festival is proud to announce its entire lineup for 2013.  This year’s installment – taking place on Friday December 27 at Sticky Fingers in Gothenburg – will feature some of the most devastating and innovative bands in the Swedish metal and hard rock scenes.  Full lineup is as follows:

 

TRUCKFIGHTERS

SKITSYSTEM

KONGH

MOLOKEN

AGE OF WOE

 

Advance tickets for the festival can be purchased at this link:

http://www.biljettforum.se/referer/?r=e96e66feb4544c97afcfa2f422152b99&p=/ko
p/biljetter/13806/

 

Holders of advance purchased tickets will receive a free five color Scorched Tundra t-shirt during the festival.  Half price drinks will be available for the first hour after doors.

 

TRUCKFIGHTERS is well known around the world in the fuzz/alternative scene.  The Örebro-based three piece has released three albums over eleven years, one documentary and have been called “the best band that ever existed” by Josh Homme of QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE.  Known for its energetic and entertaining live performances, TRUCKFIGHTERS have performed over 400 live gigs across Australia, Europe, North America and South America including headline tours of Europe and North America this year.

 

SKITSYSTEM is a crust punk band formed in 1994 by members of several different death metal bands – most notably AT THE GATES - whose common interest lay in D-Beat.  The band has gone on to release four full-length albums and several 7” records to date.  SKITSYSTEM intends to give fans a preview of brand new material from their upcoming release at Scorched Tundra this December.

 

KONGH will be performing its first show in Gothenburg in support of its third record Sole Creation at Scorched Tundra.  Known for its devastating atmospherics and rich melodies paired with groove laden guitars, KONGH have already racked up numerous accolades including a nomination for P3 Guld Award, #1 Position in Close Up Magazine’s SoundCheck in 2009; performances at Metal Town and Roadburn Festivals; and most recently a Scandinavian run with MESHUGGAH earlier this year.

 

MOLOKEN was founded in Umeå in 2007 and has since released two highly praised albums Our Astral Circle and Rural.  With foundations in 90s death and black metal as well as 70s progressive rock the band has in a short period of time carved out their own unique sound and musical approach. The bands collaborative writing and recording approach, combined with unique production techniques ensure that organic sound on record will be replicated live at Scorched Tundra.

 

AGE OF WOE released its debut full length album InhumanForm in the spring and have already added to its growing fanbase within the crust/hardcore scenes by touring multiple times in Scandinavia and Central Europe in addition to appearing at numerous festivals: most recently Incubate Festival in Tilburg, Netherlands.  Composed of members from NO HAWAII, MASSMORD,and FUTURE RUINS, AGE OF WOE recorded InhumanForm live with legendary producer Lennart Östlund (LED ZEPPELIN, CANDLEMASS).  The album was mixed by long-time collaborator Carlos de Sepulveda and mastered by Brad Boatright (SLEEP, HIGH ON FIRE, FROM ASHES RISE).  With tours already in the works for 2014 Scorched Tundra is the next step on a path of destruction for AGE OF WOE.

 

Scorched Tundra Festival is for the metal community of Gothenburg that has continued to support and churn out incredibly talented bands for over two decades.  The festival is organized annually by Pivotal Rockordings co-owner Alexi Front in association with All Systems Go! and Sticky Fingers.

 

 

Links:

Scorched Tundra Website: http://www.scorchedtundra.com
Scorched Tundra Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/494306720608796/

Truckfighters: http://www.truckfighters.com/
Skitsystem: https://www.facebook.com/Skitsystem
Kongh: http://www.kongh.net
Moloken: http://www.moloken.net
Age Of Woe: http://www.ageofwoe.net



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ANNEX THEORY Announces Canadian Dates with NINJASPY

Posted by bidou333 - July 16, 2012 - News

Winnipeg’s ANNEX THEORY has announced the following tourdates with fellow Canadian act NINJASPY

August 18th – Calgary- Lord Nelsons (no Ninjaspy)

August 22nd – Vancouver – The Biltmore
August 24th – Prince George – TBA
August 25th – Edmonton – The Pawn Shop
August 26th – Saskatoon – Lepps
August 27th – Regina – The Exchange/the Club
August 28th – Winnipeg – The Zoo

More dates in September/October alongside London, Ontario’s BOREALIS will be announced shortly.

ANNEX THEORY self-released its brand new EP, “Process Existence” in May 2012. The EP was mixed and mastered by Travis Montgomery of THREAT SIGNAL and NOCICEPTOR. The EP made its debut premiere via Got-Djent.com and contains a cover of the Rush classic “Subdivisions.”



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DEAD BY APRIL Announces Live New York City Appearance

Posted by bidou333 - June 11, 2012 - News

The sensational Swedish metal act DEAD BY APRIL is set to play its first-ever North American show at New York City’s The Studio at Webster Hall on June 19th before heading out on a string of European festivals – including a stop at Germany’s Wacken Open Air festival. This is scheduled to be DEAD BY APRIL’s only North American appearance for 2012.

The landmark event in New York City will also feature a debut US performance from Sweden’s Corroded.  Tickets are currently on sale now and are expected to sell out soon.

Last fall, DEAD BY APRIL became a finalist at Sweden’s Melodifestivalen, the Swedish preliminary event which decides that country’s selection for Eurovision. The group had made several national television appearances performing its new single “Mystery.”

Incomparable, DEAD BY APRIL’s sophomore release, came out last year via Universal Music.



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HATEFORM Entering Studio to Record New Album

Posted by bidou333 - June 4, 2012 - News

Finnish thrashers HATEFORM will enter the studio to record the group’s third as-yet-untitled full-length record this summer due out via Spinefarm Records. Drums are scheduled to be recorded at Petrax Studios (CHILDREN OF BODOM, NIGHTWISH, ENSIFERUM) with engineer Santeri Salmi. Guitars, bass, and vocals will be recorded at Ansa-Studio with engineer Jori Haukio.

The record will be mixed by Thomas “Plec” Johansson (WATAIN, ESKIMO CALLBOY, SCAR SYMMETRY, GRAVEWORM, MORS PRINCIPIUM EST, AS YOU DROWN) and will be mastered by Mika Jussila (NIGHTWISH, CHILDREN OF BODOM) at Finnvox Studios. Title, tracklisting, artwork, and release date will be revealed in the coming months.

HATEFORM signed a deal with Spinefarm Records in the Fall of 2011. The band’s previous releases, Dominance and Origin Of Plague, were released via 7:45 Records.



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MARIONETTE Release “Stand In Line” Music Video; To Perform Live In Studio Next Week: Live Stream Available; Confirmed For Bloodstock Open Air

Posted by admin - April 26, 2012 - News

MARIONETTE Release “Stand In Line” Music Video; To Perform Live In Studio Next Week: Live Stream Available; Confirmed For Bloodstock Open Air

Gothenburg Sweden based metal sextet MARIONETTE recently released the music video for the track “Stand In Line”. The video is the first part in the ‘Rite Of Ascension’ series and was recorded, produced and edited entirely by MARIONETTE. Watch the video at this link: http://youtu.be/dQNdjbDZzv0

In preparation for the band’s Slay The UK tour next month MARIONETTE will perform a 35-minute set containing select material from their Nerve record at Belly of The Whale Studio in Gothenburg Sweden on Wednesday May 2nd beginning at 19:00 local time (12:00pm Eastern Time USA). The entire set will be streamed live and will be followed by a Q&A. The performance and Q&A can be viewed at the link below: (Note: ONLY those interested in participating in the Q&A need to create an account on Justin.tv): http://www.justin.tv/bellyofthewhalestudio

MARIONETTE will hit the road in early May for the “Slay The UK Tour” with support coming from French DJ THE ALGORITHM. The band will return again to the UK this summer for Bloodstock Open Air; dates are as follows:

May 7 – Joiners, Southampton, UK
May 8 – Central Station, Wrexham, UK
May 10 – Borderline, London, UK
Aug 9 – Bloodstock Open Air, Derbyshire, UK (6pm)

Limited copies of the bands live performance at Belly of the Whale will be printed and made available exclusively on the upcoming UK dates.

Nerve, the follow up to MARIONETTE’s 2009 release Enemies, was recorded at Studio Fredman with producer Fredrik Nordström (IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR, AT THE GATES); mixed by DEAD BY APRIL songwriter Pontus Hjelm at Studio PH in Gothenburg; and mastered by Erik Broheden (RAMMSTEIN, TURBONEGRO, WITHIN TEMPTATION) at Masters of Audio Studio in Stockholm, Sweden. The album was released digitally by Pivotal Rockordings and limited edition digipak versions of Nerve are available through the bands website and at concerts exclusively.

 

Links + Tickets:

Official Website: http://www.marionette.se
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/marionettesweden
MARIONETTE YOUTUBE PAGE: http://www.youtube.com/marionettesweden
MARIONETTE TWITTER: http://twitter.com/marionetteswe
Pivotal Alliance: http://www.pivotalalliance.com
UK Press: adam@thenoisecartel.com

Live Stream Embedded:
Watch live video from bellyofthewhalestudio on www.justintv.tv



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DEAD BY APRIL Announces “European Crossroads Tour” Plus Support Acts; Summer Festival Appearances

Posted by admin - April 12, 2012 - News

Swedish pop metal act DEAD BY APRIL will return to Europe for the “European Crossroads Tour 2012” in May which will be followed up by summer festival appearances in Europe and Sweden.  Support for the trek comes from fellow Gothenburgers ENGEL and BEYOND ALL RECOGNITION.

 

European Crossroads Tour 2012:

May 21, 2012 – Comet Club, Berlin, Germany

May 22, 2012 – Steinbruch Theater, Darmstadt, Germany

May 23, 2012 – Bastard Club, Osnabrueck, Germany

May 24, 2012 – Kaiserkeller, Hamburg, Germany

May 25, 2012 – Sparbank Arena, Lund, Sweden (DEAD BY APRIL ONLY)

May 26, 2012 – Patronaat, Haarlem, Netherlands

May 27, 2012 – Turock, Essen, Germany

May 28, 2012 – Rondpunt 26, Genk, Belgium

May 29, 2012 – W2, Den Bosch, Netherlands

 

Aug 1, 2012 – Free and Easy Festival, Munich, Germany

Aug 2, 2012 – Wacken Open Air, Wacken, Germany

 

More dates and ticket links, including full Swedish touring schedule can be viewed on the band’s Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/deadbyapril

 

On the back of DEAD BY APRIL’s appearance in the finals of Sweden’s Melodifestivalen – an annual music competition organized by and broadcasted live on SVT (Swedish National Television) and SR (Swedish National Radio) which took place on March 10 – the band has since played a series of headline shows in Germany earlier this month.  DEAD BY APRIL is currently touring in support of its sophomore release Incomparable which was written and produced by guitarist Pontus Hjelm and vocalist Jimmie Strimmell (DEATH DESTRUCTION, ex NIGHTRAGE); recorded at Studio PH in Gothenburg and Big Island Sound Studio in Stockholm; mixed by Peter Mansson at Mirstudios, Stockholm; and mastered by Mats “Lipman” Lindfors at Cutting Room, Stockholm.  Incomparable was released in Sweden via Universal Records in autumn and Spinefarm Records in the UK.  The single “Mystery”, was recently certified Gold in Sweden, staying in the Top 20 Singles Chart for over five consecutive weeks.

 

DEAD BY APRIL Is:

Jimmie Strimmell (DEATH DESTRUCTION, ex. NIGHTRAGE) – Vocals, Growls

Zandro Santiago – Vocals

Pontus Hjelm – Guitars

Marcus Wesslén – Bass

Alexander Svenningson – Drums

 

Web:

http://www.deadbyapril.com

http://www.facebook.com/deadbyapril

http://www.myspace.com/dbaswe

http://www.youtube.com/deadbyapril

 

Promo Photo by: Sara Shahbazi

 

 

 



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MARIONETTE To Headline SLAY THE UK TOUR in May, Music Video In The Works

Posted by admin - March 20, 2012 - News

MARIONETTE To Headline SLAY THE UK TOUR in May, Music Video In The Works

MARIONETTE will return to the UK for a short run of headline shows dubbed “Slay
The UK Tour” with support from The Algorithm. Dates are as follows:

May 7 – Joiners, Southampton, UK
May 8 – Central Station, Wrexham, UK
May 10 – Borderline, London, UK

MARIONETTE is currently on tour supporting DEATHSTARS in Europe. Remaining
dates are as follows:
Mar. 20 – Logo, Hamburg, Germany
Mar. 21 – Postbahnhof, Berlin, Germany
Mar. 22 – Progresja, Warsaw, Poland

Commented bassist and founding member and guitarist Aron Parmerud: “We are about
to wrap up our support dates with DEATHSTARS and we can’t wait to come back to
SLAY THE UK with THE ALGORITHM. Though we were just out with DEAD BY
APRIL in the UK in December it will be great to get back and play a more extended set
that will certainly include a few tracks we’ve never played in the UK before. We are also
working on a new music video which we will be reveal in a few weeks.”

Nerve, the follow up to MARIONETTE’s 2009 release Enemies, was recorded at Studio
Fredman with producer Fredrik Nordström (IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR, AT
THE GATES); mixed by DEAD BY APRIL songwriter Pontus Hjelm at Studio PH
in Gothenburg; and mastered by Erik Broheden (RAMMSTEIN, TURBONEGRO,
WITHIN TEMPTATION) at Masters of Audio Studio in Stockholm, Sweden. The
album was released digitally by Pivotal Rockordings and limited edition digipak versions
of Nerve are available through the bands website and at concerts exclusively. The
album received critical acclaim including 4/5 in Kerrang! Magazine, 7/7 in Powerplay
Magazine, 8/10 in RockSound Magazine, and 5/7 in Metal Hammer (Germany).

Tickets can be purchased at: HTTP://WWW.MARIONETTE.SE

Links:
Official Website: http://www.marionette.se
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/marionettesweden
MARIONETTE YOUTUBE PAGE: http://www.youtube.com/marionettesweden
MARIONETTE TWITTER: http://twitter.com/marionetteswe
Pivotal Alliance: http://www.pivotalalliance.com
UK Press: adam@thenoisecartel.com
THE ALGORITHM: http://soundcloud.com/the-algorithm



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MARIONETTE To Tour Europe With DEATHSTARS In March

Posted by admin - February 3, 2012 - News

MARIONETTE will hit the road with fellow Swedes DEATHSTARS for a string of dates on the European continent in March. The dates are as follows:

Mar. 09 – La Laiterie, Strasbourg, France
Mar. 10 – Luxor, Cologne, Germany
Mar. 12 – Backstage Halle, Munich, Germany
Mar. 13 – Dürer-Kert, Budapest, Hungary
Mar. 14 – Szene, Vienna, Austria
Mar. 15 – Gala Hala, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Mar. 16 – Rock Planet, Pinarella di Cervia, Italy
Mar. 17 – Z7, Pratteln, Switzerland
Mar. 18 – Rock Hal, Esch-Sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
Mar. 20 – Logo, Hamburg, Germany
Mar. 21 – Postbahnhof, Berlin, Germany
Mar. 22 – Progresja, Warsaw, Poland

Commented bassist and founding member Mikael Medin: “We have a great history with the DEATHSTARS; having toured together in the UK and Scandinavia in 2009. Fans of both bands to this day remember those tours extremely fondly and we look forward to hitting the road again and playing more new material from Nerve.”

Nerve, the follow up to MARIONETTE’s 2009 release Enemies, was recorded at Studio Fredman with producer Fredrik Nordström (IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR, AT THE GATES); mixed by DEAD BY APRIL songwriter Pontus Hjelm at Studio PH in Gothenburg; and mastered by Erik Broheden (RAMMSTEIN, TURBONEGRO, WITHIN TEMPTATION) at Masters of Audio Studio in Stockholm, Sweden. The album was released digitally by Pivotal Rockordings and limited edition digipak versions of Nerve are available through the bands website and at concerts exclusively. The album received critical acclaim including 4/5 in Kerrang! Magazine, 7/7 in Powerplay Magazine, 8/10 in RockSound Magazine, and 5/7 in Metal Hammer (Germany).

Tickets can be purchased at:

http://www.marionette.se

Links:

http://www.marionette.se

http://www.facebook.com/marionettesweden

http://www.youtube.com/marionettesweden

http://twitter.com/marionetteswe

http://label.pivotalalliance.com

http://management.pivotalalliance.com



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MARIONETTE, AGE OF WOE, ELDRIMNER, ZOMBIEKRIG, and AS YOU DROWN All Confirmed For Scorched Tundra Festival 2011

Posted by bidou333 - December 7, 2011 - News

The lineup for the first installment of Scorched Tundra Festival set to take place December 28th at Sticky Fingers in Gothenburg, Sweden has been announced and as follows:

MARIONETTE
ZOMBIEKRIG
AS YOU DROWN
AGE OF WOE
ELDRIMNER

Scorched Tundra Festival is for the metal community of Gothenburg that has continued to support and churn out incredibly talented bands for over two decades. More information can be found at http://www.facebook.com/ScorchedTundra and tickets are available at http://www.biljettforum.se/musik/12607/scorched-tundra-festival/

The following are Pivotal Rockordings artists performing whose albums have been released digitally in all major web-retail outlets and streaming services on December 5th with the exception of ELDRIMNER, whose release date will be in 2012.

AGE OF WOE is comprised of members from END OF ALL, MASSMORD, THE PROCESS and NO HAWAII, the band is fueled by the desire to explore new soundscapes in the vast landscapes of punk and metal, leaving the Gothenburg sound in the dust.  Age of Woe was recorded and mixed at Belly of the Whale Studio in Gothenburg with Carlos Sepulveda (NO HAWAII, JOE BARESI, PSYCORE) and mastered by Ulf Blomberg of HoboRec (GRACE.WILL.FALL, COUNTERBLAST, MASSMORD.) The leading single “The Antagonist” is available on the band’s brand new website at http://www.ageofwoe.net/

ELDRIMNER was founded in 2006, immediately playing shows regularly with other groups in the Gothenburg black metal scene.  Over the following years, the band’s original black metal sound progressed, taking inspiration from groups as varied as MESHUGGAH and THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN.  In 2009, ELDRIMNER released an EP entitled I mitt jag which was recorded, mixed and mastered with Marko Tervonen (THE CROWN, ANGEL BLAKE) at Studio MT in Trollhätan and was followed up by shows on the West Coast of Sweden, including a critically acclaimed appearance at Metal Town in 2010.  The band’s new material – which features all Swedish lyrics and guest appearances – will be recorded early next year for a Spring 2012 release.

MARIONETTE’s third full-length album Nerve, the follow up to their 2009 release Enemies, was recorded at Studio Fredman with producer Fredrik Nordström (IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR, AT THE GATES), was mixed by DEAD BY APRIL songwriter Pontus Hjelm at Studio PH in Gothenburg and was mastered by Erik Broheden (RAMMSTEIN, TURBONEGRO, WITHIN TEMPTATION) at Masters of Audio Studio in Stockholm, Sweden.  Artwork for the release was handled by Gustavo Sazes of Abstrata Design (ARCH ENEMY, FIREWIND).  The song “Stand In Line” can be streamed at the following URL: http://www.metalhammer.co.uk/news/exclusive-marionette-release-new-track/

MARIONETTE will take part in “The SlaughTour 2011” alongside fellow Swedes DEAD BY APRIL and ONE WITHOUT which kicks off this week:

Dec 8 – O2 Academy 3, Manchester UK
Dec 9 – O2 ABC 2, Glasgow, UK
Dec 10 – The Other Rooms, Newcastle, UK
Dec 11 – HMV Institute, Birmingham, UK
Dec 12 – The Garage, London, UK
Dec 13 – Joiners, Southampton, UK
Dec 14 – Muziekodroom, Hasselt, Belgium
Dec 15 – Backstage Club, Munich, Germany – UPGRADED TO BIGGER HALL
Dec 16 – Underground, Cologne, Germany – SOLD OUT
Dec 17 – Molotow, Hamburg, Germany – SOLD OUT
Dec 18 – Kelder, Amersfoort, Netherlands
Dec 19 – Batschkapp, Frankfurt, Germany
Dec 20 – Magnet Club, Berlin, Germany – UPGRADED TO BIGGER HALL
Dec 21 – Universum, Stuttgart, Germany
Dec 22 – 3Raum/Arena, Vienna, Austria

Links:

http://label.pivotalalliance.com
http://management.pivotalalliance.com
http://www.facebook.com/ScorchedTundra
http://www.facebook.com/ageofwoe
http://www.facebook.com/Eldrimner
http://www.facebook.com/marionettesweden



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The Rise Of a New Regime Tour with Scar Symmetry, Nightshade, and Hateform

Posted by admin - November 15, 2011 - News

The first confirmed dates for The Rise Of a New Regime Tour with Scar Symmetry, Nightshade, and Hateform are as follows:

19.01. Cottbus (Ger) – Gladhouse
20.01. München (Ger) – Backstage
22.01. Vienna (Aus) – Escape
28.01. Terneuzen (NL) – The Pit
29.01. Vosselaar (BE) -  Biebob

With the remaining dates to be revealed next week. Hateform will enter the studio this Spring to begin recording its third full-length album via Spinefarm Records.

Download Tour Poster (PDF)



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