Continuing the promotional campaign for their current album “Pitfalls”, Norwegian Rock outfit LEPROUS are now launching a drum playthrough video for the most epic track on the album, “The Sky Is Red”. Check it out here:
LEPROUS drummer Baard Kolstad comments: “I always like to do full honest video playthroughs of certain LEPROUS songs after the different album recording processes. A nice way to share details and a different kind of energy for the listener/viewer. There’s no secret that “The Sky Is Red” is a tough one and after 27 shows playing it live, it’s interesting to see how the interpretation of the song and performance has evolved and changed.”
LEPROUS are kicking off their next European tour with support by Klone fom France and fellow Norwegians Maraton this weekend in Dortmund, Germany. The band checked in as follows:
“The shows and response of the 1st leg of the “Pitfalls” European tour was mind-blowing, and we had some of the greatest moments of our career. There was no doubt we needed to play way more territories and countries for this album than “only 4 weeks”, so here we go again, with a full production, headlining for 3 more weeks in several new countries that never have seen the new live show. Klone and Maraton as guests! We cannot wait!“
Here is a list of the upcoming LEPROUS dates (Recent updates marked ***):
LEPROUS – European Tour 2020
Supports: Klone & Maraton
08/02 – Dortmund (Germany) – Junkyard
09/02 – Strasbourg (France) – La Laiterie
10/02 – Grenoble (France) – l’hyliade
11/02 – Fribourg (Switzerland) – Fri-Son
12/02 – Graz (Austria) – Explosiv
13/02 – Istanbul (Turkey) – Zorlu Turkcell Stage *
14/02 – Tel Aviv (Israel) – Havanna *
15/02 – Athens (Greece) – Fuzz Club
17/02 – Bucharest (Romania) – Quantic
18/02 – Cluj-Napoca (Romania) – /Form Space
19/02 – Budapest (Hungary) – Durer Kert
20/02 – Krakow (Poland) – Kwadrat
21/02 – Warsaw (Poland) – Progresja
22/02 – Gdansk (Poland) – B90
24/02 – Nijmegen (The Netherlands) – Doornroosje
25/02 – Savigny (France) – l’empreinte
26/02 – Toulouse (France) – Le Rex
28/02 – Porto (Portugal) – Hard Club
01/03 – Lisbon (Portugal) – Lisboa Ao Vivo
* = Without Maraton
LEPROUS – Festival Appearances 2020
19/06 – Clisson (France) – Hellfest
26-27/06 – Madrid (Spain) – Rock The Night
3-5/07 – Cluj-Napoca (Romania) – Form Days Festival
20-22/08 – Bristol (UK) – Arctangent Festival ***
And many more international dates are to be announced soon…
“Pitfalls”, the sixth full album release by LEPROUS, was once again recorded with David Castillo at Ghostward Studios (Opeth, Katatonia), but this time mixed by Adam Noble (Placebo, Biffy Clyro, Nothing But Thieves, Deaf Havana). Upon release, “Pitfalls” entered various international sales charts as follows: Germany: # 36, Finland: # 17, Switzerland: # 46, France: # 120, Spain: # 62, Belgium (Wallonia): # 82, Austria: # 61, UK (Rock Album Chart): # 13, USA Top Current Albums Chart: # 129, USA Heatseekers Chart: # 17, USA Top Current Rock Albums Chart: # 48 and USA Top current Hard Music Albums Chart: # 18.
“Pitfalls” is available as limited Mediabook CD with two bonus tracks (“Golden Prayers” and the Massive Attack cover “Angel”), as Standard Jewelcase CD and as Gatefold 2LP on 180gr. vinyl with the album on CD as bonus (in Europe!) and an Etching on the D-Side. Next to the unlimited black vinyl version, “Pitfalls” is also available in various limited coloured editions.
Wildstreet will kick off its first US tour in since 2012 on February 20th at The Knitting Factory, Brooklyn, NY. This is the release party for their upcoming single, “Born To Be.”
Along with more U.S. dates, the band has released select dates in the United Kingdom including ’Call Of The Wild Festival.’ They will also join CrashDiet in Bogotá Colombia, Guadalajara and Mexico City in April.
Wildstreet began in 2006 and released their self-titled debut album on Retrospect Records in 2009. The band spent the next 4 years touring nonstop and performing at US festivals including Rocklahoma (5 consecutive years), SXSW and M3 Rock Festival. Wildstreet rocked alongside Black Veil Brides, Vains of Jenna, The Bouncing Souls, The Last Vegas, Twisted Sister, Michael Monroe, Crashdiet, Diemonds, Kix, LA Guns and more. The band won the Best Buy/Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands for Rockstar Energy’s Uproar Festival and opened for Avenged Sevenfold, Sevendust and Three Days Grace in Camden, NJ.
In 2011, the band released Wildstreet II..Faster..Louder! to widespread critical acclaim. They made an appearance on “The Jimmy Fallon Show” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mT2Wpp7NkK8) and their songs were licensed to TV shows on E!, MTV, VH1, Oxygen, TBS and in a THQ Video game. Later that year, the band released the official music video for “Poison Kiss,” which included a cameo by Don Jameson of That Metal Show. Wildstreet now had the attention of rock fans worldwide. In 2012, the band released the single “Easy Does It,” and it’s official music video. The video went viral on YouTube. (Wildstreet has well-over 4 million views and nearly 8,000 subscribers on that platform).
After taking a 2 1/2 year break off and dodging rumors of a band breakup, Wildstreet exploded back onto the NYC scene in 2016, headlining Gramercy Theatre with new lineup. In early 2017, the band rocked NYC with Faster Pussycat and The Biters and headed to Rocklahoma for the 6th time.
The band began work on their single “Raise Hell” after Rocklahoma. Released in December 2017, it ushered in a new period for the band. They headlined Irving Plaza for the single’s release party, and was handpicked by Dorothy to open for her New York City tour date at The Bowery Ballroom. In February 2018, the band released a lyric/concert video for “Raise Hell.” Wildstreet spent the remainder of 2018 in the studio recording Wildstreet III. They performed regional tour dates/festival dates. Highlights include: opening for Sebastian Bach and Escape The Fate. In March, the band sold out The Knitting Factory Brooklyn and then headed out on their first tour in Europe, playing 10 shows in Belgium, The Netherlands and Germany, including Sleaze Fest 2019 in Bochum, Germany. Upon returning to NYC, Wildstreet filmed the official music video for “Tennessee Cocaine.” In July, they headlined a sold out NYC show at Saint Vitus and headed out for a short West Coast tour which included stops at The Whisky-agogo and Great American Music Hall. The official music video and single for “Tennessee Cocaine” was released on all major digital and streaming platforms August 23rd. It has 160,000 Spotify streams and over 100,000 Youtube views. Their most recent release “Three Way Ride” has reached 100,000 streams, and 50,000 views on YouTube. They have confirmed festival dates at The Call of The Wild (UK), Sleaze N’ Hard IV (Colombia), Rockfest 2020 (US) and COQ festival (EU).
The band will release their next single, “Born To Be” on a February 21st.
FEB 21 – Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center, Harrisburg, PA
FEB 22 – Bar None, Uniontown, PA
FEB 23 – The Outpost, Kent, OH
FEB 25 – Sly Grog Lounge, Asheville, NC
FEB 26 – 529 Bar, Atlanta, GA
FEB 27 – Slim’s Downtown, Raleigh, NC
FEB 28 – Blue Fox Billiards, Winchester, VA
FEB 29 – The Tusk, Philadelphia, PA
MAR 19 – Main-A Rock Cafe, Buford, GA
MAR 20 – GroundZero, Spartenburg, SC
MAR 21 – Reggies 42nd Street Tavern, Wilmington, NC
MAR 27 – Tribble’s Bar & Grill Piedmont, SC
MAR 28 – The Milestone, Charlotte, NC
w/ Reason Define & Pröwess
APRIL 25 – Frankie’s Inner City, Toledo, OH
APRIL 28 – Live Wire Lounge, Chicago, IL
APRIl 29 – Spicoli’s Reverb, Waterloo, IL
APRIL 30 – The Warehouse, Lacrosse, WI
MAY 1 – The Back Bar, Janesville, WI
MAY 2 – The Washington, Burlington, IA
MAY 7 – The Vortex, Akron, OH
MAY 16 – The Montage Music Hall, Rochester, NY
JULY 17 – Rockfest, Cadott, WI
APR 1 – Ace of Spades, Bogotá, CO
APR 3 – Foro Independencia, Guadalajara, MX
APR 4 – MDX Circus Bar, Mexico City, MX
MAY 14 – Piranha Bar, Montreal, CA w/ Löve Razër
MAY 15 – Cherry Cola’s Rock ‘N’ Rolla Cabaret Lounge, Toronto, CA
W/ Löve Razër
MAY 31 – Call of the Wild Festival, Lincoln, UK
JUN 03- Bannermans, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
JUN 04 -The Waterloo Music Bar, Blackpool, UK
JUN 05 – Club Decadence, London, UK W/ Strÿkenine
Eric Jayk – Vocals, Guitar
Jimmie Marlowe – Guitar, Vocals
Jonny D – Bass, Vocals
Dom – Lead Guitar, Vocals
Lock – Drums, Vocals
Here is what press is saying…….
Armed with big choruses, blazing guitar solos, and powerful melodies, WILDSTREET is a sex-fueled rock n roll explosion beckoning the glory days of 80s arena rock.- Twelv Magazine
“They (Dorothy) found the most awesome opening band, WILDSTREET, who warmed
up the crowd in the best possible way. Exceeding beyond expectations, with remnants of Motley Crue in the best of nostalgic ways that rekindled my love of ‘TooYoung To Fall In Love’, but in a more intense way that sweeps the rug under your feet way. Each band member brings their unique personality, you’ll never know at what point you’ll get surprised. At one point they even played on their guitars simultaneously onstage while the crowd yelled and applauded in amazement.”- Pancakes & Whiskey
“If New York City rockers Wildstreet don’t get your heart pumping and feet moving. you should go see the doctor because I’m pretty sure you could be considered legally dead…”- HARD ROCK NIGHTS
“Wildstreet’s name personifies the entire band in sound and appearance—wild. With singer Eric Jayk’s crazy hair/attire, one might pass them by as an 80s gimmick, but they would be missing a hell of a show. The band put on an energetic performance, rallying the crowd like most bands only wish they could do!- Intellectual Masturbation
“The band Wildstreet is one of my absolute favorites. They are the complete embodiment of every thing I love about music.”- Craig Wettner
“Do you wanna have a good time, do you wanna party? Wildstreet is the perfect party starter, their mix of straight ahead non compromising hard rock and singalong choruses makes them easy to love. Let there be rock! ”- Kaj Roth www.melodic.net
We will be playing ‘Affinity’ in its entirety for a select few shows on our upcoming travels through North America. We thought we would do something special in between our duties supporting Devin Townsend and we’ll also be bringing this set to the high seas for all our favorite people who come to support us year after year on Cruise to the Edge! This will be your chance to hear some songs we rarely play and even one song that we’ve never played live before! And what with it being the 10th Anniversary of our debut ‘Aquarius’, we thought we’d go all-out and celebrate that album too! It’s gonna be an epic set, but epic sets are what we love the most!! Rollback to 1985!!!
Exclusive Headline Shows:
Mar 4th, 2020 – Canal Club, Richmond, VA*
Mar 8th, 2020 – Southport Hall, Jefferson, LA
Mar 17th, 2020 – Rex Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA*
Mar 18th, 2020 – Red Flag, St. Louis, MO
Mar 27th-Apr 1st, 2020 – Cruise to the Edge**
Tour with Devin Townsend and The Contortionist
Feb 26 – Corona Theatre – Montreal, QC
Feb 27 – Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, ON
Feb 28 – Corona Theatre – Montreal, QC
Feb 29 – Warsaw – Brooklyn, NY
Mar 01 -Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA
Mar 03 – Theatre of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
Mar 05 – The Underground – Charlotte, NC
Mar 06 – Center Stage – Atlanta, GA
Mar 07 – The Plaza Live – Orlando, FL
Mar 09 – Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
Mar 10 – Granada Theater – Dallas, TX
Mar 12 – Cannery Ballroom – Nashville, TN
Mar 13 – The Crofoot Ballroom – Pontiac, MI
Mar 14 – Metro – Chicago, IL
Mar 15 – House of Blues – Cleveland, OH
Mar 16 – Rams Head Live – Baltimore, MD
Mar 19 – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
Mar 20 – Granada Theater – Lawrence, KS
Mar 21 – The Oriental Theater – Denver, CO
Mar 23 – The Van Buren – Phoenix, AZ
Mar 24 – The Mayan – Los Angeles, CA
Mar 25 – The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
In 2018, Haken released their fifth studio album titled ‘Vector’. The album was produced by the band themselves, and recorded & mixed by Adam ‘Nolly’ Getgood (Periphery, Devin Townsend Project), with the artwork once again being handled by Blacklake.
Since their inception in 2007, Haken have shown over four previous studio albums, one EP and a live release that they never stand still, merely satisfied to rely on past triumphs. Rather, Haken always look for ways to challenge themselves as musicians and artists, and also to keep the listeners on their collective toes. “We don’t like to make simple music,” laughs vocalist Ross Jennings. “We always aim to defy expectations, and I believe we’ve surpassed what we aimed to achieve with our new album.”
English Dark Progressive Rock band BIRDEATSBABY releases its third single “Box Of Razorblades” taken from the album “The World Conspires”.
Vocalist Mishkin Fitzgerald experiences in the song an all too familiar emotional world of depression, self-harm, alcoholism and bipolar disorder. “Box Of Razorblades” is an ode to hopelessness to which director Scott Chalmers (Devin Townsend, Fear Factory, 69 Eyes) together with award-winning visual effects artist Oliver Hollingdale (Avengers, Insurgent, Fast And The Furious 7) has produced a furious music video with impressive camera flights, grotesque landscapes as well as dramatic acting sequences including a voodoo ritual. Produced by legendary John Fryer (Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails, HIM) in Los Angeles and mastered by Bob Macchiochi (Shades, Baby Grande, Space Jesus), the masterpiece “The World Conspires” is available through Dr. Music Records.
BIRDEATSBABY coquet with bittersweet romance and mysticism in “The World Conspires”
Great feelings, energy, melancholic soft melodies. BIRDEATSBABY, from Brighton, are a special ensemble that has been delivering the great inner cinema since 2009. The name of the Dark Progressive Rock band was literally dreamt up while sleeping, bandleader and multi-instrumentalist Mishkin Fitzgerald and her fellow bandmates walk on paths far away from the uniform mainstream. “The World Conspires” is the fifth album and at the same time the beginning of a new phase in the musical development of BIRDEATSBABY, touching the spheres of modern Prog Metal for the first time. Reaching into these new avenues of creative inspiration, the English band fuses its genre of Dark Cabaret with harder progressive sounds without neglecting its roots. Open-minded music fans with a predilection for bands and artists such as Anathema, Tool, Nick Cave or Muse should note the 18th of October 2019, when the new masterpiece, produced by the legendary John Fryer (Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails, HIM) and mastered by Bob Macchiochi (Shades, Baby Grande, Space Jesus) in the Black Needle Noise Emporium Studio in Los Angeles, will be released via Dr. Music Records.
When they met during their studies at Brighton University, BIRDEATSBABY’s flame-haired vocalist Mishkin Fitzgerald and guitarist Garry Mitchell formed a thriving musical partnership with a mutual love of dark and progressive music. After a few line-up changes the band has been completed with Anna Mylee on drums and Hana Maria on violin, cello and harp. Starting out in the Punk Cabaret scene, the sound progressed into an atmospheric, melancholic Prog Rock with Steampunk fragments, which excites with classical orchestral layers, bold guitars and intricate arrangements. The band has amassed a cult-like following across the world, aptly called ‘The Flock’, and has been able to successfully crowd-fund each of their releases. Additionally, they landed support slots with The Courtesans, the German Gothic icons ASP and played hundreds of shows in the UK, Europe, the United States and also Mexico. With their new studio album “The World Conspires” BIRDEATSBABY have now returned with a soundtrack for the soulful, haunting, riotous celebration of life in all its facets. The album leads the listener on a roller coaster ride of drama and conflicting emotions. From the rich, orchestral and fragile album opener “Hold Your Breath”, a mantra for anyone who has gone through trauma, it continues with the mystical “Painkiller”, as well as the title song and its overwhelming ode to love, on to “Lady Grey”, which elegiacally and captivatingly walks through the shadows, before the musicians slow down with “How Do I” and let Mishkin’s sensitive voice float over soft piano sounds, accompanied by strings. The tragic “Box Of Razorblades” continues atmospherically until the last act is introduced with the extraordinary “Dido’s Lament” along with brilliant guest vocals by Feline Lang (Feline & Strange). In “Kill No One” the punk attitude of earlier days flashes up again before the last curtain falls with the spherical “Look Away”.
The BIRDEATSBABY album “The World Conspires”, whose artistic cover was created by illustrator Jack Flamel, will once again tempt new disciples into the spell of their fan cult because friends of sophisticated Progressive Rock music, with a tendency towards melancholy and bittersweet romance, definitely cannot resist this musical highlight.
Tracklist “Finally Free”:
Hold Your Breath
The World Conspires
How Do I
Box Of Razorblades
Kill No On
Line-Up: Mishkin Fitzgerald: Vocals, Piano, Accordion, Synthesizer Hana Maria: Violin, Cello, Vocals, Harp, Barrel Organ Garry Mitchell: Bass, Guitar, Vocals, Double Bass, Rhodes Organ Anna Mylee: Drums, Percussion
Produced by legendary John Fryer (Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails, HIM) in the Black Needle Noise Emporium Studio in Los Angeles and mastered by Bob Macchiochi (Shades, Baby Grande, Space Jesus), the new masterpiece “The World Conspires”, which has been released on October 18th, 2019, through Dr. Music Records, is the beginning of a new phase in the musical development of BIRDEATSBABY, touching the spheres of modern Prog Metal for the first time. The English band is reaching into these new avenues of creative inspiration. During their studies, the flame-haired BIRDEATSBABY vocalist Mishkin Fitzgerald and guitarist Garry Mitchell met and decided to start a thriving musical partnership with a mutual love of dark and progressive music. After a few line-up changes the band has now been completed with Anna Mylee on drums and Hana Maria on violin, cello and harp. Starting out in the Punk Cabaret scene, the sound progressed into an atmospheric, melancholic Prog Rock with Steampunk fragments, which excites with classical orchestral layers, bold guitars and intricate arrangements. The four musicians can always rely on the support of their cult-like worldwide fan community, aptly called ‘The Flock’. With their new studio album “The World Conspires”, BIRDEATSBABY have now returned with a soundtrack for the soulful, haunting, riotous celebration of life in all its facets and once again tempt new disciples into the spell of their fan cult.
Discography: 2019 The World Conspires | Dr. Music Records 2018 Better Man (EP) | Dr. Music Records 2016 Tanta Furia (Album) | State51 Conspiracy 2014 The Bullet Within (Album) | State51 Conspiracy 2012 Feast Of Hammers (Album) | State51 Conspiracy 2010 Bigger Teeth (EP) | State51 Conspiracy 2009 Here She Comes A Tumblin’ | State51 Conspiracy
BIRDEATSBABY’s breathtaking balancing act between Dark Cabaret and Dark Progressive Metal can be admired live at the following tour dates: 11.04.2020 GB-London, Unicorn 29.05.2020 DE-Karlsruhe, Kellerhalle 31.05.2020 DE-Leipzig, Sixtina 01.06.2020 DE-München, Glockenbachwerkstatt 05.06.2020 DE-Berlin, Supamolly 08.06.2020 DE-Freiburg, Slowclub 11.06.2020 DE-Bochum, Bastion 12.06.2020 DE-Celle, Ms Loretta 13.06.2020 DE-Bielefeld, Extra Blues-Bar 14.06.2020 DE-Schwalbach, Cowhide
Hollywood hard rockers FALLING DOVES will kick off their 2020 tour dates with their third visit to Australia.
With this run of dates, FALLING DOVES hit the southernmost country/continent almost exactly one year from their last visit. On returning to the land down under, frontman, Christopher Leyva says, “Aussies can out-party the best of them, they are loyal to the teeth and they just make you feel at home. I love going there.”
2020 will also take the band to China, Turkey, Dubai, and South America for the first time as well as a return to the UK, Scotland, Norway, Sweden, Japan, Italy, Mexico, USA, France, and Germany.
With the recent turn of events, The ‘Electric Dove World Tour’ will focus on conservation relief efforts for the WIRES wildlife rescue by adding a benefit in each major city of the tour: Melbourne’s Bendigo Hotel, Brisbane’s Crowbar and Sydney’s Frankie’s Pizza will see all show proceeds go to WIRES along with a special edition tour shirt that will be available at every stop of the tour.