Fall in Love Festival prezinta: Liam Gallagher, Disclosure Dj set, Kaiser Chiefs, Kovacs, Suie Paparude, The Mono Jacks, Jurjak si FiRMA

All you need is love. And a ticket. Or two. FALL IN LOVE. Come together –

Bucuresti, 5 februarie 2019Liam Gallagher (UK), Disclosure DJ set (UK), Kaiser Chiefs (UK), Kovacs (NL) sunt primii artisti internationali confirmati la prima editie a Fall in Love Festival, ce va avea loc intre 31 august – 1 septembrie 2019, la Palatul Mogosoia. Lor li se adauga si primul val de artisti romani: Suie Paparude, The Mono Jacks, Jurjak si Firma.

FALL IN LOVE FESTIVAL isi va deschide portile in perioada 31 august – 1 septembrie 2019, la Palatul Mogosoia, pentru a sarbatori trecerea de la ultima zi de vara la prima zi de toamna, intr-un decor de poveste, alaturi de unii dintre cei mai iubiti muzicieni ai momentului.

Cei indragostiti de muzica si de vibe-urile pline de energie ale verii, pot marca incheierea sezonului prin participarea la cel dintai festival al toamnei: Fall in Love, locul in care se pot indragosti de sound-urile muzicienilor straini si romani, de natura in care vor dansa pe ritmurile unora dintre cele mai cunoscute hit-uri, de peisajul plin de poveste al domeniului uneia dintre cele mai importante cladiri istorice din Romania – Palatul Mogosoaia.

Cei indragostiti de romantismul si de bogatia culorilor toamnei, se vor putea bucura de splendoarea ei la Fall in Love Festival, locul in care vor rasuna primele melodii ale acestui anotimp, in care se vor putea delecta cu concerte, evenimente alternative, specialitati culinare, experiente amuzante si cu plimbari in parcul secular al domeniului Mogosoaia.  

La Fall in Love, festivalierii se vor putea indragosti de arhitectura, de cultura, de natura, de prieteni, de straini, de viata si de muzica plina de energie.

Pe durata celor doua zile ale evenimentului petrecute la minunatul domeniu Mogosoaia, participantii se vor bucura de artisti si Dj-i care vor urca pe scenele festivalului, dar si de o serie de activitati alternative, precum: instalatii de arta si multimedia, jocuri, photo cornere inedite, spatii de relaxare in natura, plimbari pe marginea lacului, picnic pe pajistile domeniului, plimbari si sesiuni de dans, toate asezonate din plin cu delicii vizuale si culinare.

Despre primii artisti confirmati:

Liam Gallagher, ex Oasis vine in premiera in Romania, la Fall in Love Festival

Legenda Oasis, Liam Gallagher (William John Paul pe numele sau intreg) va canta, pentru prima data in Romania, la Fall in Love Festival. Idol al multor generatii, Liam s-a facut remarcat pe scena muzicala internationala ca vocal al cunoscutei trupe britanice Oasis, una dintre cele mai de succes formatii ale anilor ‛90, o perioada dominata de proiecte muzicale Brit-pop. De-a lungul carierei sale, intre 1991 – 2000, Liam a fost parte din lansarea unora dintre cele mai intonate hit-uri, precum: „Wonderwall”, „Supersonic” sau „Don’t look back in anger”, piese care au ramas zeci de zile in topurile muzicale din numeroase tari din intreaga lume si datorita carora au primit un numar impresionant de nominalizari venite din partea BRIT, MTV, Grammy sau New Musical Express.  

Dupa despartirea Oasis, Liam a fondat un nou proiect, numit Beady Eye, care a fost activ pana in 2014, perioada dupa care a anuntat lansarea unui single solo, numit „Wall of Glass” (2017) si apoi al unui al doilea single, „Chinatown” (2017), ambele fiind intampinate cu entuziasm si urmate de concerte live la unele dintre cele mai importante festivaluri internationale, precum: Rock am Ring, Pinkpop Festival, EXIT Festival sau Lollapalooza Festival (SUA).

Albumul sau de debut, numit , „Settle”, lansat tot in 2017 s-a dovedit un succes muzical si comercial, ajungand in primele pozitii ale UK Album Chart. Descris ca fiind un album in care atat versurile expresive, cat si vocea inconfundabila a lui Liam se intalnesc pentru a crea un efect extraordinar. „As You Were” este un album care dovedeste ca jumatatea ex-Oasis este la fel de inspirata si talentata ca intotdeauna. Pe langa carisma si energia marca „bad boy”, Liam isi va delecta fanii cu piese de pe noul album, precum „Wall of Glass”, „For what it’s Worth” sau „Paper Crown”, dar si cu alte surprize din repertoriul Oasis.

Disclosure (DJ set):

Disclosure, una dintre revelatiile scenei internationale de muzica electronica, sunt un duo fondat in 2010 de fratii Lawrence (Guy si Howard). Cei doi au inceput prin a copia si deconstrui apoi muzica pe care o auzeau la concertele si petrecerile vremii, folosind o camera la etajul magazinului tatalui lor pe post de studio pentru a crea ceea ce au numit „muzica house cu o structura pop”, pe care o publicau pe MySpace. Aceasta activitate le-a adus un deal cu un label muzical si un turneu in Anglia, care a inclus atat concerte live, cat si seturi de DJ-i. Disclosure a ajuns in atentia publicului larg cu ocazia primului lor single – „Tenderly” / „Flow” in 2012 si au continuat sa ramana pe val si in 2013, cand au intrat in topul „Hot Ten for 2013” de pe BBC Radio 1xtra si au avut doua single-uri consecutive in Top 10 – „White Noise” (pe locul 2) si „You & Me” (pe locul 10).

Albumul lor de debut, „Settle”, aparut tot in 2013, a fost un succes comercial, debutand pe primul loc in topul albumelor din Marea Britanie, fiind prezent in multe alte topuri europene si din Australia si obtinand un rating de patru stele de la ziarul The Guardian si un scor de 9.1 pe Pitchfork. Albumul a fost nominalizat pentru „Cel mai bun album Dance / Electronic” la premiile Grammy in 2014, fiind astfel unul dintre cele mai de succes albume de debut ale scenei muzicale engleze. Disclosure au reusit sa repete performanta cu al doilea album de studio – „Caracal”, lansat in 2015, care a fost nominalizat, de asemenea, la premiile Grammy in 2016, consolidand pozitia duo-ului ca una dintre cele mai de succes formatii ale scenei electronice internationale.

Kaiser Chiefs:

Avand un nume „imprumutat” de la o echipa de fotbal din Africa de Sud (F.C. Kaiser Chiefs), formatia de indie rock Kaiser Chiefs a fost formata in 2013, in Marea Britanie. Inspirati, in principal, de muzica punk si new-wave a sfarsitului anilor ‛70 si ‛80, formatia a lansat pana acum sapte albume, un EP, o compilatie si numeroase single-uri, printre care se numara si cunoscutul hit „Ruby”. Albumul lor de debut, „Employment” (2005), a primit 3 Brit Awards (inclusiv pentru „Cea mai buna formatie britanica”) si premiul publicatiei NME pentru „Cel mai bun album”, materialul vanzandu-se in peste 3 milioane de exemplare. Intampinat cu entuziasm atat de critici, cat si de fani, albumul a fost descris ca „incitant de la prima pana la ultima melodie” si „chintesential britanic, neprefacut si, cel mai important, foarte, foarte fun” si a atins pozitia a doua in Topul Albumelor din Marea Britanie. Explorarea de noi moduri de exprimare artistica a fost esentiala pentru formatie inca de la inceput – de la indie rock, Kaiser Chiefs trecand la electro-pop, trecere marcata de piesa „Parachute” si urmata de „Stay Together”. In sase ani, formatia a lansat mai bine de 30 de single-uri, incluzand hit-ul „Ruby” si au urcat pe scena unora dintre cele mai mari concerte si festivaluri cum ar fi Hurricane, Southside, Rock Werchter, Pinkpop sau Terres Rouges.

Kovacs – al doilea artist care va concerta in premiera in Romania

Cantareata olandeza Kovacs, pe numele ei intreg Sharon Kovacs, este una dintre cele mai puternice voci de blues si soul ale scenei moderne. Cu vocea unei legende a blues-ului ascunsa sub look-ul ei distinct, cu capul ras si gluga „de urs”, Sharon Kovacs reprezinta un fenomen misterios care si-a inceput ascensiunea in 2014 cu EP-ul intitulat „My Love”, ce a fost partial inregistrat in Cuba si a devenit un hit european. Albumul ei de debut, „Shades of Black”, a intrat in topuri in 36 de tari, ajungand in top 10 in Germania si pe locul intai in Olanda natala. Al doilea album, „Cheap Smell” (numit dupa formatia din care facea parte inainte de cariera solo), e unul dintre cele mai deschise, oneste si inspirate albume de soul ale deceniului si, la fel ca albumul de debut, incearca sa gaseasca latura pozitiva a incercarilor vietii. Adresand fara menajamente binele, dar si raul relatiilor moderne, albumul este o serie de marturisiri despre dragoste intensa, relatii captive, hedonism si atractie, ce urmaresc evolutia emotionala a cantaretei. Cantecele si vocea sa i-au adus mai bine de 60 de milioane de vizualizari pe YouTube, un contract de imagine cu Viva Paris, numeroase premii, aparitii in deschidere pentru Robbie Williams si prezente pe scenele marilor festivaluri. 

Suie Paparude

Compusa din Michi (Mihai Campineanu), Mihai Dobre (Haute Culture) si Marius Andrei Alexe (MC Bean), trupa a scris un capitol important din istoria muzicii electronice de la noi. Aparuta oficial in 1992, in Club A, proiectul aborda initial un stil alternativ-new-wave. In 1995, au scos primul album, alaturi de DJ Vasile, intitulat „Suie Paparude”.

In ultimii 19 ani, Suie Paparude a ramas o prezenta constanta prin intermediul albumelor lansate si al unui stil care a evoluat constant, dar a pastrat, ca fir rosu, statement-ul initial. Suie Paparude a fost, de altfel, si prima trupa romaneasca de anvergura care a hotarat sa-si puna gratuit albumul la download pe site. La finalul lui 2018, dupa o pauza creativa de noua ani, trupa a revenit cu un nou album, numit „Suie Paparude”, ce include 20 de piese, precum: „Mergem mai departe” si „Omul de gheata”.

The Mono Jacks

The Mono Jacks sunt un nume cunoscut al curentului alternative-indie rock din peisajul muzical romanesc. Istoria The Mono Jacks a inceput in 2008, cand Doru Trascau, liderul trupei AB4 a pus bazele acestui nou proiect. Stilul abordat scoate la lumina linii de chitara ce topesc tensiunea compozitiilor, amintind de sound-ul trupelor Interpol, Snow Patrol, Editors sau chiar White Lies. „Now In Stereo”, albumul lor de debut lansat in 2010, a inregistrat un mare succes, iar single-urile „Maria”, „Come Back Girl” sau „Push The Pedal” au invadat radiourile si au facut ca trupa sa devina una dintre cele mai apreciate din peisajul autohton al rockului alternativ.

2011 a adus un nou material discografic, EP-ul „Fortunes”, ce include si cunoscutul hit „Gandurile” – un moment de cotitura la nivel muzical pentru trupa. Dupa o scurta pauza, The Mono Jacks, a revenit in 2015 cu un line-up fresh si un single nou, „Tablou”, o poveste despre dragoste si oportunitati pierdute, piesa care marcheaza un nou punct de start pentru proiect. A urmat in 2016 „Drumul”, melodie plina de emotie si de single-ul „Un sfert de secunda” (2017). Indiferent de piesa parcursa, ascultatorul va fi cucerit de vibe-urile pline de profunzime si melancolie, completate de energia artistilor din The Mono Jacks.

Jurjak

Este unul dintre proiectele muzicale in ascensiune pe scena muzicala romaneasca, fondat de George Petrosel, fiul talentat al cunoscutului tobosar Edi Petrosel (Holograf). Absolvent al sectiei regie-film, Mr. Jurjak a debutat pe scena locala ca tobosar in trupa trip-hop „K&confusion” si ca producator in trupa nu jazz „Virtual Picnic”. Curand dupa aceea, a fost lansat albumul de debut al lui Jurjak, numit „Lemon Blues” si primit cu reactii pozitive, album urmat la finalul lui 2018 de un al doilea, intitulat „Blues Berry”.

FiRMA

Este una dintre trupele-icon ale rockului alternativ romanesc, aparuta in 2001. Albumul de debut („La orbire”, 2003) a spart toate tiparele la vremea lui, cu influente jazz, blues, funk si trip-hop mulate pe sound-ul alternative rock si cu videoclipuri ce au ramas in memoria unei generatii, Firma a captivat intotdeauna prin atentia fata de detalii dovedita de output-ul lor artistic.

Cu trei nominalizari la MTV European Music Awards in palmares, un al doilea album incitant lansat in 2007 si o colaborare inedita pentru realizarea coloanei sonore live a piesei de teatru „Desteptarea primaverii” la Teatrul Mic din Bucuresti (2016-2017), Firma se afla acum intr-un nou puseu creativ. Energia proaspata a colectivului de muzicieni este cristalizata astfel in materialul de studio, „Descantece”, lansat pe parcursul a trei ani (vol. 1 in octombrie 2014, vol. 2 in mai 2017). A urmat proiectul discografic „Poezii Alese Vol I”, in decembrie 2018, ce reuneste un set de noua piese compuse de Daniel „Rocca” Stoicea pe versurile poetilor romani, clasici si contemporani – Nina Cassian, Elena Vladareanu, Ana Blandiana, Svetlana Carstean, George Bacovia, Adela Greceanu, Leonid Dimov, Lucian Blaga si Mihai Eminescu. Muzica interpretata de trupa FiRMA integreaza versurile poetilor, lecturate de ei in studiourile Radio Romania.

Abonamentele, acces general, pentru Fall in Love Festival 2019 s-au pus in vanzare la pretul de 129 lei + taxe/ buc. pe www.bilete.ro si in reteaua nationala Bilete.ro:

  • Plaseaza o comanda pe Bilete.ro prin e-ticket (print at home): plateste cu cardul, fara taxa de curierat. Pentru fiecare bilet achizitionat utilizatorul va primi pe e-mail un link unic. Tot ce trebuie sa faca este sa-si printeze biletul acasa si sa vina cu el la eveniment. 
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Despre domeniul Mogosoaia:

Concertele si activitatile alternative din cele doua zile ale Fall in Love Festival vor avea loc pe domeniul de peste 12 hectare al uneia dintre cele mai importante cladiri istorice din Romania – Palatul Mogosoaia. Situat la aproximativ 15 kilometri de Bucuresti, intr-un parc secular aflat pe malul stang al raului Colentina, domeniul a ramas martor la povestile scrise de-a lungul a trei sute de ani de istorie.

Palatul Mogosoaia este o adevarata capodopera, fiind inregistrata pe lista nationala a monumentelor istorice. A fost construita intre 1698 si 1702 de catre Constantin Brancoveanu in asa-numitul stil renascentist sau stil brancovenesc, o combinatie de elemente venetiene si otomane. Palatul poarta numele vaduvei boierului roman Mogos, care detinea pamantul pe care a fost construita cladirea.

Despre organizator:

Dragostea pentru muzica si diversitate au fost bazele pentru ALive, un brand care se poate mandri azi cu o echipa ce insumeaza 18 ani de experienta in organizarea show-urilor de amploare a peste 200 de evenimente (concerte/ festivaluri/ evenimente corporate) si reprezentatii cu nume precum: Morcheeba, Kings Of Leon, Placebo, LP, Moby, Gorillaz Sound System, The Chemical Brothers, Parov Stelar, Jamie Woon, Jessie Ware, Moderat, Peter Bjorn and John, Sono, Buena Vista Social Club, printre altii.

In parteneriat cu McCann PR:

McCann PR, desemnata agentia anului in Romania, este membra a McCann Erickson Romania si afiliata la reteua internationala Weber Shandwick. Cu peste 15 de experienta de piata de comunicare, McCann PR este pe locul 1 in Romania dupa cifra de afaceri, clienti si recunoastere, conform Topului Anual al Agentiilor de PR.

Brutal Assault 2019 – Bands Update

Let’s kick off this band announcement with the well-known metal workaholics! Swedish metal eminence SOILWORK spawned in Helsingborg, anno 1995 by guitarist Peter Wichers and vocalist Björn “Speed” Strid. The band’s unique blend of melodic metal has developed at a staggering rate, most notably with the “Natural Born Chaos”, produced by Devin Townsend. Despite a few line-up shuffles, SOILWORK continues to release strong albums and conquers the fans worldwide, even after 20 years. Now, with the new highly acclaimed album Verligheten, will SOILWORK dominate over the fortress!
In the late 2016, a statement was made about a new album of the Swedish sludge/grindcorers THE ARSON PROJECT, claiming that we were about to witness 23 minutes of straight harsh audio violence. And we got it! Now, this Malmö based quartet will spread filthy tones through their outstanding music full of violence and hatred on Brutal Assault as well.
Dreamy musical landscapes painted by the most delicate nuances. Hills of endless imagination built stone by stone with a gentle talent. THE CONTORTIONIST represents fearlessness in musical expression, designed to please the artist as much as the audience. This band makes progressive metal music, anchored in the heavy sounds that drag the individual players to the stage, yet still unmoored by convention or expectations. There is a time, when you simply need to ease a little, and THE CONTORTIONIST will help to make it happen.
Outstanding, shocking, unbelievable, breathtaking and many more is the Japanese self-called “brutal orchestra” VAMPILLIA. It’s not just a band, it’s something that you have to experience in order to believe it. Each record of this ensemble represents something different, just as their shows do, which you can call an emotional roller-coaster. After their successful tour with Alcest, will Brutal Assault warmly welcome these freaks again in Czech Republic!
Detroit: MI’s WALLS OF JERICHO are not just noteworthy because they are a metalcore band with a screaming female on vocals. They are also worth remembering because they have been adeptly balancing old-school hardcore, thrash metal, and “chugga-chugga” metalcore with a ferocity and dedication unmatched by many of their contemporaries. WOJO became an iron sureness not only on the hardcore field and not just because of their music, but also due to their attitude and distinguished performance full of blasting energy of their front-woman Candace Kucsulain.
2018 marks the twenty-seventh year of PRIMORDIAL’s seminal career, and the return with their ninth full-length Exile Amongst The Ruins, they have lost none of their vitality. Once again building upon their signature sound, the follow up to 2014’s “Where Greater Men Have Fallen” is a more raw, “old school sounding” record than its predecessor. Hitting home, with what vocalist A.A. Nemtheanga describes as “a direct energy” and wielding an urgency that is undeniable, the Irish quintet once again effortlessly blends elements of Celtic folk and black metal like no one else. One thing is certain – not only the Czech fans will welcome PRIMORDIAL with a warm hug!
Picking their name from a line in Demolition Hammer’s ‘Human Dissection’, California’s SKELETAL REMAINS not only have proven their exquisite taste when finding the right moniker, but also musically by citing Death, Pestilence, early Gorguts, Morbid Angel and the afore-mentioned NY thrashers as influences. With their insanely good album Devouring Mortality, SKELETAL REMAINS are coming back to conquer what’s theirs on Brutal Assault!
Retro-rock visionaries MONSTER MAGNET spent much of the 1990s struggling against the prejudices imposed upon the image and sound by alternative rock fashion nazis. In fact, it wasn’t until that movement’s late-’90s decline that the band’s dogged persistence finally paid off and their fourth album, Powertrip, catapulted to gold sales status on the strength of its massive hard rock hit “Space Lord.” In the meantime, MONSTER MAGNET managed to become one of the most successful and influential bands associated with the so-called underground “stoner rock” scene. Nowadays, it seems a little bit off to call them underground band, since these guys are a huge deal.
All thrashers, beware! DEMOLITION HAMMER are coming to set things straight in the fortress! New York City’s one of the best thrash acts are back with a helluva record Tortured Existence, which shows the band in their best shape!
An absolute honor is to announce legends of psychedelic rock, Chicago based act full of witchery and surrounded by mystical magic – COVEN! This is the first band which brought sign of horns to metal music. The first band using occult lyrics and singing about satanism and the first satanic band which had a big song in charts. Jinx Dawson spawned COVEN in late 2016 with a new line-up to arrange more sabbaths all over the world and we are pleased to say that one of these magical sessions will happen on Brutal Assault!
Back in the day, a claim was made about the HELLHAMMER, that this band will never come back, because it’s absolutely impossible to reform a band so closely linked to a very specific and unique time period. However, here we are, standing before something that will remind us of these times – Tom Gabriel brings us TRIUMPH OF DEATH! It is a project with an open end. Apart from vague considerations to, perhaps, release an occasional live EP, Triumph Of Death will not record any new music but is solely dedicated to performing both well-know and obscure Hellhammer songs.

Amorphis/ Soilwork and Jinger- concert review

You know, December was fun, holidays and all, but did you ever go to an Amorphis show in January? One that was announced in August 2018? The hype is real, I am telling you. So, on this very cold evening of 22 January, in the year of Metallica/Slayer and others big gigs, I ice-skated my way to Arenele Romane, the Venue where the first big show of the year would take place. An interesting mix of Soilwork, Jinger and Nailed to Obscurity starring the finish classics of Amorphis.

Nailed to Obscurity, photo by Carlos Funes

Nailed to Obscurity is a band I didn’t know. Saw them on the poster and thought I’ll give them the live chance, so I got there shortly after they started playing (on schedule). They caught my attention really fast, as I was quite confused about what I was listening to. Went there for some melodic death metal and got some really nice mellow parts and clean vocals, combined with heavy guitar riffs and heavy drums (specific to the genre). Their approach to this style is definitely unique, with many twist and turns which gets you caught in a spiderweb. Even though I fell in love with their latest album “Black Frost”, which might be the apex of their “experiments”, I am eagerly waiting for a fifth studio album. Other than that, the show was really good, from Raimund’s voice (which happens to have a wide-range in it, with smooth transitions from low growls to clean), to a very good sound, low dark lights and lots of energy and smiles. I am sure they already had many fans in the audience but everyone loved them, overall.  

Jinger was a bit “outside” the line-up but still, put a hell of a show. Under some green and yellow cold lights, Tatiana showed again her great vocals skills, singing both with clean vocals and growls, with a contrast one has never seen before. It is really impressive how easy it seems for her to go from brutal, fast, low growl and high screams, to girlie clean vocals, a thing that can be enjoyed at its best on “Pisces”. The metalcore/progressive band was the twist of the night, one that the audience loved, but of course, Jinger has a pretty big fanbase in Romania.  Still, there wasn’t a lot of movement from the band on stage except for Tatiana, who kicks and punches and engages the crowd like a Xena of metal. The band knows their craft and they absolutely shred live, from the riffs to the intricate bass to the percussions and the dive-bombing bass drops, the band was on point.

About Soilwork I can say one thing: they are better live than on record, which was clear from the start, as they got the’s crowd attention within seconds. Dave and Sylvain’s guitars wove an amazing mesh of riffs that match perfectly with Sven’s keyboards. On the other side, Bjorn’s vocals are the power behind every moshpit. As the night was getting closer to the end, the venue was already boiling and getting really crowded, so the band had plenty to work with. Soilwork is all about power and energy and they managed to give us a great collection of old and new songs from the treasure trove that is the band’s back catalogue. Also, the chemistry between those up onstage and those in the audience is very real and pretty catchy. No matter how much you’ll try to get over and focus on something else, you’ll fail. The show was a full-speed ride.  

After a short soundcheck and a session of equipment moving, Amorphis finally came on the stage. Well, not immediately, but after a short tease with the intro from „The Bee”. The tension was growing and the public became really impatient as we all were waiting for Tomi Joutsen to take over. The concert started exactly as the song goes, with a wave of power and energy. We got the chance to enjoy songs from “Queen of Time” as Wrong Direction or Message in the Amber, but also some old “trademark”Amorphis songs. Silver Bride brought a general emotional state in the audience while House of Sleep raised all of our voices (not only when Tomi passed the microphone). There are some particular things that make Amorphis really impressive in a… different way. Their music has lots of soul and feeling, so the shows are usually full rides through hell and heaven. The connection between the band and the audience is also fantastic and you always get this feeling of “intimacy”. Also, their live performance is so close to the recorded version, it hurts, no matter the venue or the location. This is a plus that makes every show more than a live experience. You resonate with the band, being on stage, you can see them, you can feel them (because the guys are very expressive and intense while they play)  but also get covered in emotions as you hear live what you’re used to hearing in your earphones, ‘cause that’s where the journey of a fan usually begins.

Regarding the organization, can’t really complain about much. The venue was properly heated, the entrance had decent traffic so people didn’t have to stay in cold too much. The bars were, as usual, always busy, with long lines, so maybe some more people on that area next time. Also, the merch stand was pretty impressive, with a wide range of possibilities (Amorphis and Jinger had some really nice t-shirt designs). Other than that, the sound and the lights were flawless. Congratulations to the engineers and everyone who made this happen. We’re off to a good year!

LEPROUS launch new single & video “Angel” (Massive Attack cover)!

Norwegian progressive Rock group LEPROUS are releasing a new digital single and video clip (Directed by Costin Chioreanu / Twilight13Media) of their cover version of “Angel” by Massive Attack today.



Check out the video here: https://youtu.be/5VaRCjRpWBE 
And the single here: https://LeprousBand.lnk.to/Angel   

LEPROUS frontman Einar Solberg checked in with the following comment about “Angel”:

There’s a first for everything, LEPROUS has made a cover version! Massive Attack has always been a big influence on me. To make something so rich out of something so simple has been their trademark, and it’s something with their atmosphere that just hits the right nerve in me. We’ve been playing this one live for a few months, and we’re super excited to finally release the song!

After having toured restlessly across European and North America, LEPROUS are now delighted to debut in Latin America next month as next step of their touring cycle for their current and much acclaimed album release “Malina”. Here is a list of all upcoming dates for 2019 announced so far:

LEPROUS Live 2019:
22.02.2019 Drammen (Norway) – Union Scene

LEPROUS – Latin American Tour 2019:
28.02.2019 Guadalajara (Mexico) – C3 Stage
01.03.2019 Mexico City (Mexico) – Plaza Condesa
02.03.2019 Bogota (Colombia) – Ace Of Spades
03.03.2019 Lima (Peru) – Centro Amistad Peruano China
05.03.2019 Santiago (Chile) – Club Chocolate
07.03.2019 Santiago (Chile) – Club Chocolate
08.03.2019 Buenos Aires (Argentina) – El Teatrito
10.03.2019 Sao Paulo (Brazil) – Carioca Club



LEPROUS Live 2019:
22.03.2019 Eindhoven (The Netherlands) – Prognosis Festival
https://prognosis-festival.com 
23.03.2019 San Gwann (Malta) – Metal Over Malta
http://metalovermalta.com
27.04.2019 Toulouse (France) – Slasher Metal Fest
https://www.base-productions.com/festivals/slasher-fest/
09.06.2019 Tomas (Portugal) – Comendatio Music Fest
https://www.comendatio.com

More dates to be announced soon…

Previously, LEPROUS also released the stand-alone digital single “Golden Prayers”, which can still be checked out here: https://youtu.be/9urirKOhgi0 
and here: https://LeprousBand.lnk.to/GoldenPrayersSingle

Also check out material off the “Malina” album by LEPROUS here:
“From The Flame” (Video): https://youtu.be/FZSlX1zXnfM
“Stuck (Radio Edit)” (Video): https://youtu.be/jk63FcCIw9g
“Illuminate” (Video): https://youtu.be/Tl4gwOMrJiQ
“Bonneville” (Drums Playthrough Video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gx_VUb9Bd5c
“Coma” (Drums Playthrough Video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kjr_jEQjKQ
“Mirage” (Drums Playthrough Video): https://youtu.be/nAymiEANito

“Malina” hit various sales charts upon release: Germany: # 34, The Netherlands: # 68, Finland: # 23, Switzerland: # 39, Austria: # 42, Belgium (Flemish): # 52, Sweden Physical Album Chart: #29, Sweden Vinyl Charts: # 14, UK Rock Album Chart: # 19, USA Billboard Heatseekers: # 21 and USA Billboard Current Albums: # 190.

“Malina” is still available as Jewelcase CD and Digital Download, but also as limited edition Mediabook CD (+ extended booklet & bonus-track) and as Gatefold 2LP on 180gr. vinyl (+ poster, bonus-track & entire album on CD), also as limited coloured editions.

Order the physical formats of choice from IOM here: https://smarturl.it/LeprousIOM“Malina” is also available digitally here: http://smarturl.it/LeprousMalina

LEPROUS online:
www.leprous.net 
www.facebook.com/leprousband
www.youtube.com/leprouschannel

INSIDEOUTMUSIC online:
www.insideoutmusic.com
www.youtube.com/InsideOutMusicTV
www.facebook.com/InsideOutMusic
www.twitter.com/insideouteu
www.insideoutshop.de

LEPROUS – Angel (Massive Attack Cover / OFFICIAL VIDEO)

DEVIN TOWNSEND announces new album ‘Empath’

Canadian heavy music artist Devin Townsend has officially announced the release of his forthcoming new album ‘EMPATH’ for the 29th March 2019.




In the lead up to the album’s release, Devin will walk fans through how ‘EMPATH’ came together with a series of documentary episodes recorded as phone conversations during the course of the albums recording. Watch him explain more in this video: https://youtu.be/lZBcGuM_UpE

Devin comments: “Hello everybody, this is Devin Townsend and I would like to formally announce that after almost a year and a half of working, I have finished ‘EMPATH’. Now this record has taken me down a lot of very interesting psychological and technical avenues and the process was documented from the very get-go by a series of documentary videos that I have done, that outline everything from the gestation of the idea to the actualisation of it, through all the existential ups and downs that went on. As such this record is different to any record that I have released thus far, and trying to get people on board for what it is versus what it isn’t, I think needs to be dealt with in a different way.
Stay tuned for the making of ‘EMPATH’ – the video series.


Over the past few years, the success that Devin has slowly worked for has fortunately come with the power to control his own creative destiny. The recent successes with the DVD from a sold-out Royal Albert hall, or his 2012 ‘Retinal Circus’, or last year’s ‘Ocean Machine’ live DVD with the Orchestra and Choir of State Opera Plovdiv has put him in a position where with the new album ‘EMPATH’, he will once and for all define himself as a musical force outside of any particular genre classification.

On this album Devin has decided to see what would happen if all the styles that make up his current interests were finally represented in one place. To finally shake the fear of expectation, and just do what it is he was meant to do creatively, ‘EMPATH’, true to the name, is about allowing the audience a feeling for a variety of musical emotions. The musical dynamics represented on this single album are broad, challenging, and immense. To approach this sort of work with a long history of what makes heavy music ‘heavy’, allows this to be done with a type of power rarely heard.

Joining Devin on this album is Frank Zappa alumni Mike Keneally as music director, as well as Morgan Ågren (Mats And Morgan, Frank Zappa, Fredrik Thordendal), Anup Sastry (Monuments, Periphery), Samus Paulicelli (Decrepit Birth, Abigail Williams), Nathan NavarroElliot DesagnesSteve VaiChad KroegerAnneke Van GiersbergenChé Aimee DorvalRyan Dhale and the Elektra Women’s Choir.

A bold statement with massive production values and dynamic, uncompromised musicality. This is a statement about not only pursuing creative freedom in a conservative scene, but also trying to show that heavy music is truly a valid musical tool.

‘EMPATH’ will be released on Limited 2 CD Digipak (including an entire disc of bonus material), Standard CD Jewelcase, Gatefold 180G 2LP Vinyl + CD + LP-booklet & as digital album. The full track-listing is as follows:
 1. Castaway
2. Genesis
3. Spirits Will Collide
4. Evermore
5. Sprite
6. Hear Me
7. Why
8. Borderlands
9. Requiem
10. Singularity Part 1 – Adrift
11. Singularity Part 2 – I Am I
12. Singularity Part 3 – There Be Monsters
13. Singularity Part 4 – Curious Gods
14. Singularity Part 5 – Silicon Scientists
15. Singularity Part 6 – Here Comes The Sun
Last year Devin announced a special ‘An Evening With’ tour that would see him performing acoustically, as well as taking part in a fan Q&A at each show.

The full list of dates are as follows, many of which are already sold out:

7th March – The Piano Man Jazz Club, New Delhi, India SOLD OUT
8th March – Levi’s Lounge, Mumbai, India SOLD OUT
29th March – Savoy Theater, Helsinki, Finland SOLD OUT
30th March – Savoy Theater, Helsinki, Finland SOLD OUT
31st March – Sodra Teatern, Stockholm, Sweden SOLD OUT
1st April – Edderkoppen, Oslo, Norway SOLD OUT
2nd April – Bremen Theater, Copenhagen, Denmark
4th April – PassionKirchhe, Berlin, Germany
5th April – Stodola, Warsaw, Poland
6th April – La Fabrica, Prague, Czech Republic SOLD OUT
7th April – Freiheiz, Munich, Germany SOLD OUT
9th April – Kulturkirche, Cologne, Germany SOLD OUT
10th April – Grunspan, Hamburg, Germany
11th April – Bravo Kerk, Haarlem, Netherlands SOLD OUT
13th April – Reading 3, Tel Aviv, Israel
24th April – Bush Hall, London, UK SOLD OUT
25th April – Bush Hall, London, UK SOLD OUT
26th April – St George’s, Bristol, UK SOLD OUT
27th April – City Varieties, Leeds, UK SOLD OUT
29th April – Jam House, Edinburgh, UK SOLD OUT
30th April – Glee Club, Birmingham, UK SOLD OUT

Remaining tickets can be found here: https://bnds.us/hotp9q

Devin’s varied back catalogue is also being celebrated with lavish vinyl box-sets under the name of ERAS. Having already released parts 1 and 2 earlier in early 2018, the end of the year saw the release of part 3, which features some of his most recent work with Devin Townsend Project, including the albums ‘Accelerated Evolution’, ‘Epicloud’, ‘Sky Blue’, ‘Transcendence’ & the first ever vinyl release of the second part of the DTP’s now legendary Royal Albert Hall show. Order your copy of this deluxe 10 LP box-set here: https://devintownsendproject.lnk.to/ErasIII

DEVIN TOWNSEND online:
http://www.hevydevy.com
http://www.facebook.com/dvntownsend
http://www.omerch.com
https://twitter.com/dvntownsend
https://www.instagram.com/dvntownsend/
https://www.youtube.com/user/poopynuggeteer/featured
INSIDEOUTMUSIC online:
www.insideoutmusic.com
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www.twitter.com/insideouteu
www.insideoutshop.de

DEVIN TOWNSEND explains more about his upcoming album “EMPATH”

Godsmack a lansat un clip nou pentru ‘When Legends Rise’

‘When Legends Rise’ este titlul noului material semnat Godsmack iar formatia din State au scos si un clip pentru piesa care da numele albumului.

“It was just about evolving as a songwriter. I wanted to stretch my wings out even further to use all the experiences I’ve had with writing different types of music over the years and applying that to find a way to introduce a newer, fresher, more mature sound, but still maintaining the power of GODSMACK.”

Cu Godsmack ne vedem la Arenele Romane din Bucuresti pe 31 martie (Showul este SOLD OUT) 1 Aprilie.

Biletele se gasesc in format electronic pe www.iabilet.ro si in reteaua fizica iabilet.ro/retea: Magazinele Flanco, Diverta, Hard Rock Cafe, Cafe Deko, Club Vintage, Club Quantic, Expirat Halele Carol (in intervalul orar: 18:00-22:00), Beraria H, Metrou Unirii 1 langa casa de bilete Metrorex, Magazinul Muzica, Magazinele IQ BOX – Telekom, Agentiile Perfect Tour, Magazinele Uman, sediul librariei Libmag (Bulevardul I.C. Bratianu, nr. 6, Sector 3), Casa de balet si pe terminalele Selfpay din toata tara.

Biletele au urmatoarele preturi:

  • Golden Circle (fara loc in fata scenei) – 180 lei in earlybird, 205 lei in presale si 220 la intrare + taxe 10 lei
  • Acces General (fara loc, in arena) – 145 lei in earlybird, 165 in presale si 180 la intrare + taxe 10 lei

Primele 300 de bilete au pret special in oferta earlybird!

La pretul tuturor biletelor comandate in earlybird si presale se adauga comisionul de emitere bilet de 10 lei.

Se pun in vanzare doar 1800 de bilete iar la Golden Circle sunt doar 400 de locuri. Concertul are loc in cort incalzit.

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S-au pus în vânzare biletele pentru Bullet For My Valentine


Bullet For My Valentine revin la Bucuresti pe 8 aprilie 2019 la Arenele Romane (cort incalzit).  Biletele s-au pus in vanzare astazi, 11 Ianuarie de la ora 10:00 la urmatoarele preturi:

Golden Circle (fara loc in fata scenei) – 185 lei in earlybird, 205 lei in presale si 220 la intrare + taxe 10 lei

– Acces General (fara loc, in arena) – 145 lei in earlybird, 165 in presale si 180 la intrare + taxe 10 lei

Perioada earlybird este limitata la primele 500 de bilete.

La pretul tuturor biletelor comandate in earlybird si presale se adauga comisionul de emitere bilet de 10 lei.

Se pun in vanzare doar 400 de bilete Golden Circle si 1200 de bilete Acces General.

Biletele se gasesc in format electronic pe www.iabilet.ro si in reteaua fizica iabilet.ro/retea: Magazinele Flanco, Diverta, Hard Rock Cafe, Cafe Deko, Club Vintage, Club Quantic, Expirat Halele Carol (in intervalul orar: 18:00-22:00), Beraria H, Metrou Unirii 1 langa casa de bilete Metrorex, Magazinul Muzica, Magazinele IQ BOX – Telekom, Agentiile Perfect Tour, Magazinele Uman, sediul librariei Libmag (Bulevardul I.C. Bratianu, nr. 6, Sector 3), Casa de balet si pe terminalele Selfpay din toata tara.

Online pe www.iabilet.ro, puteti plati cu Cardul, prin Paypal, pe factura la Vodafone sau Orange cu plata la sfarsitul lunii sau ramburs cu plata cash prin Fan Courier oriunde in tara.

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Bullet For My Valentine în concert la București

Bullet For My Valentine revin la București pe 8 aprilie 2019 la Arenele Romane (cort încălzit). Biletele se pun în vânzare vineri, 11 ianuarie, la ora 10:00. 

Bullet for My Valentine au 20 de ani de activitate, totul începând în Bridgend din Țara Galilor. Inițial formația s-a numit Jeff Killed John și au început prin a face cover-uri după piese Metallica și Nirvana. Au activat sub acest nume până în 2003. Pe 3 Octombrie 2005 au lansat primul album în UK și pe 14 Februarie 2006 în Statele Unite. După această lansare și după primul Disc de Aur din SUA au urmat prezente la festivalul Download și Kerrang! dar și un turneu cu Rob Zombie.

Dacă primul album debuta pe locul 128 în Billboard 200, următorul, ‘Scream Aim Fire’, lansat pe pe 29 Inauarie a debutat direct pe locul 4 iar cel de al treilea material, ‘Fever’, a ajuns pe locul 3 în Billboard 200. Până în prezent Bulltet for My Valentine a lansat 6 albume, cel mai recent fiind Gravity, material lansat pe 29 Iunie 2018. Până acum formația are 5 Discuri de Aur și milioane de albume vândute în întreaga lume. De-a lungul vremii au primit numeroase premii de la Metal Hammer și Kerrang!, printre care cea mai bună formație britanică (2006, 2010), Cel mai bun newcomer din Marea Britanie (2005), Best Live Band (2010) și multe altele.

Întrebați ce artiști i-au influențat, aceștia au declarat că printre formațiile care și-au pus amprenta asupra stilului lor muzical se numără Metallica, Slayer și Iron Maiden.

În momentul de față Bullet for My Valentine înseamnă: Matthew “Matt” Tuck – voce/chitară; Michael “Padge” Paget – chitară/backing vocals; Jamie Mathias – bass/voce; Jason Bowld – tobe. h

Prețurile biletelor

Biletele se pun în vânzare vineri pe 11 ianuarie la ora 10:00 și au următoarele prețuri:

Golden Circle (fără loc în fața scenei) – 185 lei în earlybird, 205 lei în presale și 220 laintrare + taxe 10 lei

Acces General (fără loc, în arenă) – 145 lei în earlybird, 165 în presale și 180 laintrare + taxe 10 lei

Perioada earlybird este limitată la primele 500 de bilete. La prețul tuturor biletelor comandate în earlybird și presale se adaugă comisionul de emitere bilet de 10 lei.

Se pun în vânzare doar 400 de bilete Golden Circle și 1.200 de bilete Acces General.

Biletele se găsesc în format electronic pe www.iabilet.ro și în rețeaua fizică iabilet.ro/retea: Magazinele Flanco, Diverta, Hard Rock Cafe, Cafe Deko, Club Vintage, Club Quantic, Expirat Halele Carol (în intervalul orar: 18:00-22:00), Berăria H, Metrou Unirii 1 lângă casa de bilete Metrorex, Magazinul Muzica, Magazinele IQ BOX – Telekom, Agențiile Perfect Tour, Magazinele Uman, sediul librăriei Libmag (Bulevardul I.C. Brătianu, nr. 6, Sector 3), Casa de balet și pe terminalele Selfpay din toată țara.

Online pe www.iabilet.ro, puteți plăti cu Cardul, prin Paypal, pe factură la Vodafone sau Orange cu plata la sfârșitul lunii sau ramburs cu plata cash prin Fan Courier oriunde în țară. 

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