The Pineapple Thief have launched their first video for the song ‘In Exile’ from their new album ‘Your Wilderness’ due for release on the 12th August (19th August in France) through Kscope . ‘In Exile’ will also now be available as an instant download on all digital pre-orders of Your Wilderness.
“In Exile is the first track on our new album and I think it sets the tone perfectly. To me, it’s immediately apparent to the listener how important Gavin’s drumming is, as well as Darran’s fantastic guitar work – not to take away anything from the three of us in the band of course! As for the meaning, it’s a song about estrangement”. Bruce Soord
‘Your Wilderness’, their 11th studio album, showcases the band performing without any inhibitions providing a springboard for the ongoing creative growth of The Pineapple Thief.
For the first time, The Pineapple Thief has brought in several special guest performers. “Since our last album Magnolia, the most eye catching change is obviously having Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree) contribute drums throughout the album” explains Bruce Soord. “This has not only redefined our sound but also redefined how we approached the songs as a band. Gavin’s drumming is technically brilliant but also incredibly musical, and it inspired all of us to raise our game. I’ve also rediscovered my progressive roots in terms of song-writing and arrangement. Added to that, we were lucky enough to have John Helliwell from Supertramp contribute some beautiful clarinet parts and Geoffrey Richardson (Caravan) provided a string quartet. We were also joined by a lovely 4 piece choir and to cap it all off, my friend Darran Charles (Godsticks) added some jaw dropping guitar playing… You’ve never heard a The Pineapple Thief album like this one!”.
‘Your Wilderness’ was recorded entirely by the band with the exception of the drums, which Gavin Harrison produced & engineered at his own studio. The string quartet which was recorded at Geoffrey’s own studio in Canterbury. The album was mixed and produced by Bruce Soord and Steve Kitch with mastering duties also carried out by Steve. There will be a special lossless 5.1 surround mix available with the special edition mixed by Bruce.
Seen as one of the most vital rock bands the UK has produced over the last two decades, The Pineapple Thief was formed in 1999 by founder and chief songwriter Bruce Soord. The band has steadily evolved and refined its sound with the bass playing of Jon Sykes and the production and keyboards of Steve Kitch now so integral to the sound. “After so many years, The Pineapple Thief has become way bigger than the sum of its parts.” explains Soord.
As A Rival are a mixture of rock riffs and punk sensibilities. Catchy hooks and melodic anthems. Fast becoming one of the most hard-hitting, hard-working, explosive live bands on the Australian punk rock scene, the band continue to deliver upon their unrelenting live shows, clearing the bar they continue to raise with ease. Their filmclip for the single ‘Obsolete’ which features guest vocals from Bodyjar legend Tom Read, as well as an extensive Australian tour.
The past 6 months has seen a turning point with the release of their debut album, ‘By Design’. Recorded and co-produced by Read and mixed by Grammy Award winning producer Adam Kasper (Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age), the album sees a maturity in songwriting, surpassing the promise and expectations built from previous releases. Supported by a successful 12 date east coast tour culminating in the packed out homecoming show at Cherry Bar, followed by their first major support slot at 170 Russell, 2016 has seen a growth that has helped the band reach into unknown territory and grab it by the throat.
Beginning from an accumulation of bedroom demos, the premise for As A Rival was to challenge themselves musically and become a rival to what was on offer. The year 2011 saw the release of the Reminder Designer EP, which was followed by the acclaimed Concerning Trends EP in 2013. Playing live is where the band feels most at home, touring along the east coast of Australia, both metro and regional since their inception, stamping a claim as one of Australia’s most entertaining live bands.
DevilDriver teamed up once again with producer Mark Lewis and the Audio Hammer Studios for their seventh opus that is nothing short of sensational! Three years after the lush ‘Winter Kills’, we bear witness to the birth of a sleek new version of the band in the shape of ‘Trust No One’. An unapologetic title that strengthens the fact that Dez Fafara and co have compressed their energies: the opener ‘Testimony of Truth‘ isn’t simply a catchy masterpiece comfortably nestled in between soaring guitars and massive groove, it also catches up with the band’s classic moments! Insidious hooks refine eerie tunes such as ‘My Night Sky‘, which was directed by Shan Dan (www.shadowborngroup.com) with Set Production by Jon Cooke.
For those not familiar with the bands’ story, Farewell, My Love’s five years together as a band up till now have resulted in three EP’s, one album, countless tours and legions of fans worldwide. Farewell, My Love is a group of four brothers with backgrounds that bend from all eras and areas of the music realm, whom have come together to redefine and re-ignite what the definition of this great wave is.
Their new video ‘Never Stop’ is described by the band as “Never Stop is an anthem to encourage anyone who’s ever considered giving up on chasing their dreams & passions to continue pursuing them no matter how many people try & push you down or hold you back. If you’re doing something considered different in your career path, you’re not always going to have the world’s support & backing, but that’s okay. Find what makes you feel most alive & make that dream a reality.”
Norwegian crust/metal trio NAG have just shared a new music video for the track ‘Ancient Wisdom’, taken from the band’s self-titled debut album due out on September 2nd via Fysisk Format.
NAG hail from Stavanger, Norway, and was formed in 2015 by members of local bands like Hold Fast and Agenda. Fusing elements of crust, punk, hardcore and metal, the trio have recently completed self-recording their first full-length.Recorded by the band and mixed by Haust’s Ruben Willem, NAG’s first full-length is thirteen tracks of crust/hardcore/metal savagery that sees the trio evolving the sound of their label mates Årabrot and Okkultokrati into a behemoth of extreme fury and frightening weirdness.
Five Finger Death Punch has unveiled the video for their next single ‘I Apologize’ today. Culled from their sixth studio album, ‘Got Your Six’, the chilling clip follows Ivan Moody through a cemetery housing our era’s most notable deceased rock icons, ranging from Elvis to Kurt Cobain and Amy Winehouse to Jimi Hendrix. The clip was shot at Los Angeles’ famed Angelus Rosedale Cemetery with Nathan Cox directing the band-conceived storyline.
“The video is a dark somber metaphor that speaks for itself. I don’t think we need a parallel narrative to explain it or emphasize its impact as almost everyone knows someone struggling with some form of addiction. It’s real for everybody. We have even been losing exceptionally bright, talented people who you’d assume know better. No matter how much support you provide, ultimately it’s everyone’s own decision to face their demons or perish“ explain the band members.
‘Slow Death’ is the new video from CA based death metal outfit Carnifex. Whos sixth studio album, ‘Slow Death’ is due for release August 5th, 2016 via Nuclear Blast Records. The video was Directed by: Michael Elinn and Michael R. Garcia of The Widow Brothers.
Vocalist/guitarist Matt Page comments on the video: “The Dust Bowl of the 1930s created the conditions for a mass migration from the Great Plains to California. Thousands of families lost their farms and their cars became not only a means of escape, but a temporary home. The song ‘Headlights’” touches on the themes of loss, migration, economic instability, and life on the road, not only from a historical perspective, but also in terms of the conditions migratory workers face now in the United States.”