BIG MESS DUE OUT SEPTEMBER 9TH VIA
CANVASBACK MUSIC/ATLANTIC RECORDS
Grouplove today shared “Do You Love Someone”, the second song from their highly anticipated third studio album Big Mess, due for release on September 9th via Canvasback Music/Atlantic Records. Those who preorder the album HERE will receive the song and previously released track “Welcome To Your Life” as instant grat downloads.
“Do You Love Someone” is preceded by the album’s lead single, “Welcome To Your Life,” which was the number one most added song at alternative radio for three consecutive weeks. Watch the music video for the song, directed by Iouri Philippe Paille, HERE. Grouplove recently performed the song on the outdoor stage on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live. Watch the clip HERE.
Recorded in Los Angeles and Seattle with producers Captain Cuts (Grouplove’s own Ryan Rabin) and Phil Ek (Fleet Foxes, Band of Horses, The Shins), Big Mess features the signature choruses and infectious hooks that first brought the Los Angeles quintet to prominence. No stranger to the worldwide festival circuit, Grouplove has made an album that showcases their richly narrated songs.
To celebrate the release of Big Mess, Grouplove is hosting a fan-generated music video contest through Genero.tv. The band will select its favorite submission for each track on the album and reward $3,000 to each of the 11 winners. Fans can currently submit their music videos for “Welcome To Your Life” and “Do You Love Someone” HERE.
Grouplove was honored by the Recording Industry Association of America earlier this summer when tracks “Colours” and “Ways To Go” were both certified as Gold Digital Singles for exceeding 500,000 units sold. Grouplove was previously honored by the RIAA when their breakout single “Tongue Tied” was certified platinum for exceeding 1,000,000 units sold.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and Grammy Award-winning rock band Green Day will release their 12th studio album, entitled “Revolution Radio”, on October 7th via Reprise Records. The album is available for pre-order today. Those who pre-order will receive an instant download of the first single, “Bang Bang,” which is now available.
Produced by Green Day and recorded in Oakland, Revolution Radio is a potent 12-track blitz of angst-ridden anthems that unites Green Day’s fully formed stylistic approach with lyrical themes that address the complexities and uncertainties of modern day existence. Musically, the album is raw, visceral, and fearless — solidifying the band’s reign as one of the leading voices in rock music. The first single, “Bang Bang”, released today and inspired by recent events, marks a welcome return from a band with more to say than ever.
“Of course the world has lost its collective mind… and me, Mike and Tré are lost souls too,” said Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong. “Revolution Radio is a movement for lost souls to come together… dance together… sing together… and most of all, find each other. That’s what the spirit of Green Day has been about since day one.”
More information on Revolution Radio and live dates will be revealed in the coming weeks.
The track-listing for Revolution Radio is as follows.
1. Somewhere Now
2. Bang Bang
3. Revolution Radio
4. Say Goodbye
6. Bouncing Off The Wall
7. Still Breathing
9. Too Dumb To Die
10. Troubled Times
11. Forever Now
12. Ordinary World
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‘SUICIDE SQUAD: THE ALBUM’ – NEW, EXCLUSIVE TRACKS INCLUDE UNPRECEDENTED ALLIANCES SUCH AS:
LIL WAYNE, WIZ KHALIFA & IMAGINE DRAGONS WITH LOGIC AND TY DOLLA $IGN (FEAT. X AMBASSADORS)
ACTION BRONSON & DAN AUERBACH (OF THE BLACK KEYS) [FEAT. MARK RONSON]
AND SKRILLEX & RICK ROSS
SOUNDTRACK ALSO FEATURES PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED MATERIAL FROM
KEVIN GATES, PANIC! AT THE DISCO, KEHLANI, GRIMES AND SKYLAR GREY
SUICIDE SQUAD HITS THEATRES NATIONWIDE ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 5TH
“SUICIDE SQUAD: THE ALBUM,” the musical companion to the eagerly awaited film from Warner Bros. Pictures arrives in stores and at all online retailers on Friday, August 5th; SUICIDE SQUAD opens worldwide in 3D, and in 2D, and in select IMAX 3D theatres that same day.
“SUICIDE SQUAD: THE ALBUM” is available for pre-order at http://smarturl.it/SuicideSquad. All pre-orders will receive an instant grat download of the album’s first single, “Heathens,” by Twenty One Pilots. “Heathens” is also available to stream and download everywhere. The track’s official companion video – which holds never-before-released film footage – will make its debut soon.
“SUICIDE SQUAD: THE ALBUM” is as wildly diverse as the Suicide Squad itself, showcasing new and previously unreleased material from some of the most commendable artists in contemporary music. Other highlights include tracks from such unprecedented assemblages as Action Bronson & Dan Auerbach (of The Black Keys) [Feat. Mark Ronson], and Skrillex & Rick Ross. What’s more, “SUICIDE SQUAD: THE ALBUM” also features new songs from Kevin Gates, Kehlani, Skylar Grey, Grimes and Panic! At The Disco (who offer up an astounding rendition of Queen’s classic “Bohemian Rhapsody”). In addition to these new tracks, the album features musical classics from War and Creedence Clearwater Revival, as well as Eminem’s timeless anthem “Without Me” and a modern rendition of Leslie Gore’s classic “You Don’t Own Me” by Grace and contemporary superstar G-Eazy. The album also features the first full-length version of the ConfidentialMX (Feat. Becky Hanson) cover of “I Started A Joke,” which was featured in the Suicide Squad Comic-Con trailer, named one of the most-watched trailers of 2015 with over 136 million views since its release.
“SUICIDE SQUAD: THE ALBUM” will be celebrated in the coming weeks with the continued release of several additional instant grat tracks, including “Standing In The Rain,” by Action Bronson & Dan Auerbach (of The Black Keys) [Feat. Mark Ronson] and “Purple Lamborghini” by Skrillex & Rick Ross’ – which will be accompanied by an official music video featuring a special cameo performance by Jared Leto as The Joker. Kehlani’s “Gangsta” will also be released as an instant grat along with its official companion video. For regularly updated news and information, please see www.suicidesquad.com.
“SUICIDE SQUAD: THE ALBUM” was produced by Atlantic Records President of Film & TV and GRAMMY® Award-winning soundtrack producer Kevin Weaver (Furious 7, Boardwalk Empire, The Fault In Our Stars, CREED, Girls Volumes 1 & 2, True Blood Volumes 1 & 2) and Creative Officer of Warner Music Group and CEO of both Artist Publishing and Partner Groups, Mike Caren, who recently co-A&Red the Furious 7 soundtrack with Weaver, and has been responsible for signing more than twenty Gold and Platinum-selling artists including Trey Songz, T.I., Flo Rida and Wiz Khalifa.
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ABOUT SUICIDE SQUAD
From director David Ayer (Fury, End of Watch) comes SUICIDE SQUAD, starring Oscar-nominee Will Smith (Ali, The Pursuit of Happyness), Oscar-winner Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club), Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street, Focus), Joel Kinnaman (Netflix’s House of Cards) and Oscar nominee Viola Davis (The Help, Doubt).
It feels good to be bad… Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?
Written and directed by Ayer based on the characters from DC Comics, SUICIDE SQUAD also stars Jai Courtney (Insurgent), Jay Hernandez (Takers), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Thor: The Dark World), Ike Barinholtz (Neighbors), Scott Eastwood (Fury), Cara Delevingne (Paper Towns), Adam Beach (Cowboys & Aliens), and Karen Fukuhara in her feature film debut. SUICIDE SQUAD is produced by Charles Roven and Richard Suckle, with Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder, Colin Wilson and Geoff Johns serving as executive producers.
Ayer’s behind-the-scenes creative team includes director of photography Roman Vasyanov (Fury, End of Watch), production designer Oliver Scholl (Edge of Tomorrow), editor John Gilroy (Pacific Rim), costume designer Kate Hawley (The Hobbit Trilogy) and Oscar-nominated visual effects supervisor Jerome Chen (Stuart Little, Fury, The Amazing Spider-Man films). The music is by Oscar-winning composer Steven Price (Gravity).
Warner Bros. Pictures presents, an Atlas Entertainment production, a film by David Ayer, SUICIDE SQUAD. The film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company. The film opens worldwide in 3D, and in 2D, and in select IMAX 3D theaters beginning August 5th, 2016.
“SUICIDE SQUAD: THE ALBUM”
AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE FRIDAY, AUGUST 5TH
1) Skrillex & Rick Ross – “Purple Lamborghini”
2) Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa & Imagine Dragons with Logic and Ty Dolla $ign (feat. X Ambassadors) –
“Sucker For Pain”
3) Twenty One Pilots – “Heathens”
4) Action Bronson & Dan Auerbach (of The Black Keys) [Feat. Mark Ronson] – “Standing In The Rain”
5) Kehlani – “Gangsta”
6) Kevin Gates – “Know Better”
7) Grace – “You Don’t Own Me (feat. G-Eazy)”
8) Eminem – “Without Me”
9) Skylar Grey – “Wreak Havoc”
10) Grimes – “Medieval Warfare”
11) Panic! At the Disco – “Bohemian Rhapsody”
12) War – “Slippin’ Into Darkness”
13) Creedence Clearwater Revival – “Fortunate Son”
14) ConfidentialMX – “I Started A Joke (feat. Becky Hanson)”
Led Zeppelin The Complete BBC Sessions Remastering Supervised By Jimmy Page With Previously Unreleased Recordings
CD, Vinyl, And Digital Formats, Including Super Deluxe Boxed Set, Will Be Available On September 16th
Nearly 20 years ago, Led Zeppelin introduced BBC Sessions, an acclaimed two-disc set of live recordings selected from the band’s appearances on BBC radio between 1969 and 1971. Later this year, the band will unveil “THE COMPLETE BBC SESSIONS”, an updated version of the collection that’s been newly remastered with supervision by Jimmy Page and expanded with eight unreleased BBC recordings, including three rescued from a previously “lost” session from 1969.
THE COMPLETE BBC SESSIONS will be available in multiple formats from Atlantic/Swan Song on September 16th:
• Deluxe Edition (3CD) – Remastered original album plus a third disc of unreleased audio.
• Deluxe Edition Vinyl (5LP) – Remastered original album, plus a fifth LP of unreleased audio, on 180-gram vinyl
• Digital Download – Remastered album and unreleased audio will both be available.
• Super Deluxe Boxed Set (3CD/5LP)– This collection includes:
Remastered album. 2 CDs, each in a replica sleeve.
Unreleased audio on CD in a separate card sleeve.
Remastered album on 180-gram vinyl.
Unreleased audio on 180-gram vinyl.
High-def audio download card of all content at 96kHz/24 bit.
48-page book filled with photos of the band, the recording locations, BBC memorabilia, and session information.
High-quality print of the original album cover, the first 30,000 of which will be individually numbered.
BBC Sessions was originally released in 1997 and has been certified double platinum by the RIAA. THE COMPLETE BBC SESSIONS builds on that collection with a third disc that boasts eight unreleased performances. In addition, the set includes extensive session-by-session liner notes written by Dave Lewis. For the first time ever, it provides accurate details and notes about all of the band’s BBC sessions.
Musical highlights on this new collection include the debut of a long-lost radio session that has achieved near-mythic status among fans. Originally broadcast in April 1969, the session included three songs: “I Can’t Quit You Baby,” “You Shook Me,” and the only recorded performance of “Sunshine Woman.”
Also included are two unreleased versions of both “Communication Breakdown” and “What Is And What Should Never Be.” Separated by two years, the performances vividly demonstrate the young band’s rapid evolution over a short period of time.
Jimmy Page spoke about the band’s growth in an interview with Guitar World: “The BBC Sessions show in graphic detail just how organic the group was. Led Zeppelin was a band that would change things around substantially each time it played…We were becoming tighter and tighter, to the point of telepathy.”
Speaking with Wall of Sound, John Paul Jones added: “We’d been on the road a lot by the time those sessions were recorded. The albums were always the starting point of the music, and then we’d take it out and expand it on the road. Then we’d come straight off the road into those BBC studios.”
Recalling the BBC experience in an interview with Mojo, Robert Plant said: “The whole thing was very quaint: the politeness of the audience, the technicians fumbling about, proper hallowed low-key introductions. Like there was some sort of holy moment about to occur.”
In 1968, Jimmy Page formed Led Zeppelin, one of the most influential, innovative and successful groups in modern music, having sold more than 300 million albums worldwide. The band rose from the ashes of The Yardbirds, when Page brought in Robert Plant, John Bonham and John Paul Jones. In 1969, Led Zeppelin released its self-titled debut which was produced by Jimmy Page, as were all the subsequent albums. It marked the beginning of a 12-year reign, during which the group was widely considered to be the biggest and most innovative rock band in the world.
Led Zeppelin continues to be honored for its pivotal role in music history. The band was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1995, received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005, and a year later was awarded the Polar Music Prize in Stockholm. Founding members Page, Plant, and Jones, and along with Jason Bonham, the son of John Bonham – took the stage at London’s O2 Arena in 2007 to headline a tribute concert for Ahmet Ertegun, a dear friend and Atlantic Records’ founder. The band was honored for its lifetime contribution to American culture at the Kennedy Center Honours in 2012. In January of 2014, the band won their first ever Grammy award as Celebration Day, which captured their live performance at the Ertegun tribute concert, was named Best Rock Album. The last two years saw an unprecedented reissue campaign of all nine of the band’s studio albums, which achieved Top 10 chart status around the globe whilst also garnering 5-star reviews and other critical accolades along the way.
THE COMPLETE BBC SESSIONS
CD Track Listing
1. “You Shook Me”
2. “I Can’t Quit You Baby”
3. “Communication Breakdown”
4. “Dazed And Confused”
5. “The Girl I Love She Got Long Black Wavy Hair”
6. “What Is And What Should Never Be”
7. “Communication Breakdown”
8. “Travelling Riverside Blues”
9. “Whole Lotta Love”
10. “Somethin’ Else”
11. “Communication Breakdown”
12. “I Can’t Quit You Baby”
13. “You Shook Me”
14. “How Many More Times”
1. “Immigrant Song”
3. “Since I’ve Been Loving You”
4. “Black Dog”
5. “Dazed And Confused”
6. “Stairway To Heaven”
7. “Going To California”
8. “That’s The Way”
9. “Whole Lotta Love” (Medley: Boogie Chillun/Fixin’ To Die/That’s Alright Mama/A Mess of Blues)
10. “Thank You”
1. “Communication Breakdown” *
2. “What Is And What Should Never Be” *
3. “Dazed And Confused” *
4. “White Summer”
5. “What Is And What Should Never Be” *
6. “Communication Breakdown” *
7. “I Can’t Quit You Baby” *
8. “You Shook Me” *
9. “Sunshine Woman” *
Sean “Diddy” Combs aka Puff Daddy and Bad Boy Entertainment celebrates their 20+ year legacy as the ruling authority on hip hop and R&B with the release of the BAD BOY 20TH ANNIVERSARY BOX SET EDITION, available on Friday, August 12th. A must-have for any music lover and collector, the set includes hits like “I Need a Girl,” “Juicy,” “I Don’t Wanna Know,” “Hypnotize,” “Money, Power, Respect,” “Peaches & Cream,” “Can’t You See,” “Flava In Ya Ear (Remix),” “Love Like This,” “Feel So Good,” “Pop That,” “Damaged,” and “I’ll Be Missing You,” from an all-star lineup of artists including Puff Daddy, The Notorious B.I.G., Craig Mack, Faith Evans, Total, Carl Thomas, Mase, 112, The Lox, Cassie, Janelle Monáe, Danity Kane, Machine Gun Kelly, French Montana as well as many other beloved Bad Boy artists. The Bad Boy 20th Anniversary Box Set Edition is available for preorder now.
Accompanied by a 64-page historiography and foreword by hip hop journalist Michael A. Gonzales, the collection will take readers on a journey through the history of Bad Boy Entertainment, reminding fans of the label’s reputation as hip hop’s most notorious vanguards. With contributions from music industry veterans, readers and listeners alike will gain a 360 view of the rise of the label and their revolutionary sound.
Following a painstakingly thorough selection process, which was curated by Bad Boy President Harve Pierre, the collection arrives at the perfect time. -In the wake of the already-overwhelming buzz surrounding Bad Boy’s 20th anniversary, including two critically-acclaimed, sold-out shows at the Barclays Center, as well as the announcement of Puff Daddy & the Family’s highly-anticipated Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour, set to kick off this August 25th 2016. Tickets for the Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour are available at Livenation.com. For additional information about the Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour, please visit BadBoyFamilyReunionTour.com.
“Bad Boy helped make hip hop what it is today – and this collection highlights all the music, history and vision that made Bad Boy number 1.” said Sean “Diddy” Combs aka Puff Daddy, the Founder and Chairman of Bad Boy Entertainment. “We wanted to thank our fans, celebrate the music, the people, and the Bad Boy lifestyle that have defined the past two decades. We’ve always made music that makes the people dance; this collection does all that and more, and it is a celebration of all things Bad Boy.”
Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs aka Puff Daddy serves as Executive Producer and Harve Pierre as Co-Executive Producer for the Bad Boy 20th Anniversary Box Set Edition, which is distributed exclusively by Rhino, a Warner Music Group company holding part of the Bad Boy Catalogue. “It was a pleasure putting this collection together. It’s something that Bad Boy, the artists, producers, staff, peers and fans can cherish forever,” said Pierre. “For our generation, it’s a must-have music collection and for the newer generation, it should be used as an educational piece to understand how historic and timeless music really sounds like.”
Includes three UK #1s and a further nine Top 10 hits
‘Not Dead Yet: The Autobiography’ is released on October 20th
Phil Collins’ recent ‘Take A Look At Me Now’ retrospective campaign was a huge success which inspired a critical re-evaluation of his back catalogue as several of his albums returned to the charts. Now he turns his attention to the biggest tracks throughout his career with the release of ‘The Singles’ collection on October 14th.
‘The Singles’ charts Collins’ entire solo career from his smash hit 1981 debut ‘In The Air Tonight’ to the title track from his most recent studio album, 2010’s ‘Going Back’. It encompasses three UK #1s (‘You Can’t Hurry Love’, ‘Easy Lover’ with Philip Bailey, and ‘A Groovy Kind of Love’) plus a further nine Top 10 hits (‘In The Air Tonight’; ‘Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)’; ‘One More Night’; ‘Separate Lives’; ‘Two Hearts’; ‘Another Day In Paradise’; ‘I Wish It Would Rain Down’; ‘Both Sides of the Story’; and ‘Dance Into The Light’).
It also includes numerous other highlights from his story so far, such as his first Grammy-nominated single ‘I Don’t Care Anymore’; ‘You’ll Be In My Heart’ which won an Oscar for Best Original Song after featuring in the Disney film ‘Tarzan’; and numerous songs which became staples of his live shows including ‘Sussudio’, ‘Don’t Lose My Number’ and ‘Something Happened On The Way To Heaven’.
As with the ‘Take A Look At Me Now’ campaign, the album mastering process has been overseen by Nick Davis who earned a Grammy nomination for Best Surround Sound album for his work on the Genesis ‘1970-1975’ box set. Davis has also worked on all of the Genesis retrospective reissues.
‘The Singles’ will be available on three formats. The 3CD deluxe edition compiles his 45 hit singles from all over the world in chronological order for the first time, while the 2CD/4LP box set compiles the 33 key tracks from his career. Both editions will also be available digitally.
‘The Singles’ coincides with the release of Phil Collins’ long-awaited autobiography ‘Not Dead Yet: The Autobiography’. Set to be published by Penguin Random House on October 20th, this is the rollercoaster journey from his beginnings as a child actor to his domination of the charts both as a solo artist and part of Genesis.
Tracklisting for the 3CD, chronologically sequenced edition
1. In The Air Tonight
2. I Missed Again
3. If Leaving Me Is Easy
4. Thru These Walls
5. You Can’t Hurry Love
6. I Don’t Care Anymore
7. Don’t Let Him Steal Your Heart Away
8. Why Can’t It Wait ’Til Morning
9. I Cannot Believe It’s True
10. Against All Odds
11. Easy Lover
13. One More Night
14. Don’t Lose My Number
15. Take Me Home
1. Separate Lives
2. A Groovy Kind Of Love
3. Two Hearts
4. Another Day In Paradise
5. I Wish It Would Rain Down
6. Something Happened On The Way To Heaven
7. That’s Just The Way It Is
8. Hang In Long Enough
9. Do You Remember?
10. Who Said I Would
11. Both Sides Of The Story
13. We Wait And We Wonder
14. Dance Into The Light
15. It’s In Your Eyes
1. No Matter Who
2. Wear My Hat
3. The Same Moon
4. True Colors
5. You’ll Be In My Heart
6. Strangers Like Me
7. Son Of Man
8. Two Worlds
9. Can’t Stop Loving You
10. The Least You Can Do
11. Wake Up Call
12. Look Through My Eyes
13. No Way Out
14. (Love Is Like A) Heatwave
15. Going Back
Tracklisting for the 2CD/4LP box set:
I Missed Again
Wear My Hat
Don’t Lose My Number
You Can’t Hurry Love
Something Happened On The Way To Heaven
We Wait And We Wonder
Can’t Stop Loving You
Dance Into The Light
It’s In Your Eyes
Hang In Long Enough
Thru These Walls
I Wish It Would Rain Down
Both Sides Of The Story
(Love Is Like A) Heatwave
In The Air Tonight
Against All Odds
If Leaving Me Is Easy
One More Night
A Groovy Kind Of Love
That’s Just The Way It Is
Do You Remember?
You’ll Be In My Heart
The Least You Can Do
Look Through My Eyes
Another Day In Paradise
Take Me Home
Metal legend’s mobile RPG game available in iOS and Android stores now!
The wait is over! Metal and RPG gaming fans can now download Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast, the action-packed, free-to-play mobile game where players take on the role of the band’s iconic mascot, Eddie. Available from today for iOS and Android devices, the teams at Nodding Frog, 50cc Games and Roadhouse Interactive have created a new and unique gaming experience in close collaboration with the band and its management team, Phantom Music Management.
The game is set in a visually stunning universe, comprised of an ever expanding series of worlds derived from Iron Maiden’s music and art. Fans of the band and RPG gamers alike will battle and strategize as Eddie and his allies. Inspired by themes from the songs, and set against a powerful and atmospheric Maiden soundtrack, players will journey on epic quests to reclaim the shards of Eddie’s shattered soul as he faces his most challenging adversaries.
James Hursthouse, CEO of Roadhouse Interactive comments, “As a lifelong Maiden fan, I am exceptionally proud of Legacy of the Beast and excited to launch it globally. It has been a privilege to work so closely with Maiden and their management. With this game I believe that we have created an outstanding, authentic RPG experience to appeal to all mobile gamers, including those discovering the band for the first time.”
Steve Harris, Bassist and founder member of Iron Maiden comments, “We’ve always wanted to make a quality Maiden mobile game as we think the combination of Eddie and the music is so well suited – and it’s a great way to get our music out to a new audience! When the opportunity arose to make a mobile game which our fans, along with hopefully a lot of the gaming community, can play pretty well anywhere in the world, and download for free at that, we jumped at it. The whole band visited Roadhouse while touring through Vancouver back in April and we were so impressed by the creativity, enthusiasm and passion of the team there. Visually, the worlds and character designs do us proud and the music just ties it all together.”
Llexi Leon, Interactive Director of Phantom Music Management adds, “Eddie is constantly evolving; he’s a globally recognizable character that resonates with fans of all ages, and has taken on a life of his own beyond the album covers where he first appeared. This game gives players a chance to step into Eddie’s world and experience an odyssey across space and time. In this incredible RPG adventure, we’re able to explore the origins of Eddie’s power and test the limit of his abilities, bringing new mechanics to the mobile RPG genre, and creating a truly unique gaming experience for everyone to enjoy.”
In Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast, players control Eddie’s destiny across a spectacularly diverse array of worlds by traveling through time in captivating 3D environments. Eddie appears in many forms, each a part of Iron Maiden’s rich history, and each with a set of special powers and abilities.
Players will amass an army of powerful allies to battle alongside Eddie and face the onslaught of foes hell-bent on destroying him. Legions of unrelenting enemies are commanded by the Agents of Control, including The Beast, The Wicker Man, Horus and The Axis General, all drawn from the expansive catalogue of Maiden’s albums and artwork.
The game offers over 40 different Talisman sets to choose from, which all add to characters’ vital abilities. With each battle, players will evolve their armies, take on ever-increasing challenges to reclaim the facets of Eddie’s soul, and ultimately defeat the Agents of Control.
Gameplay is enhanced by a blistering soundtrack that features songs spanning the band’s entire career. Players will hear rare, previously unheard live recordings of Iron Maiden classics adapted for the game under the close scrutiny of bassist and founding member Steve Harris.
The game is now available for free on Apple’s App Store and Google Play.
For more information about Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast,
GROUPLOVE ANNOUNCE THIRD ALBUM, BIG MESS, TO BE RELEASED ON SEPTEMBER 9TH BY CANVASBACK MUSIC/ATLANTIC RECORDS
FIRST SINGLE, “WELCOME TO YOUR LIFE,” OUT JULY 15TH
Canvasback Music/Atlantic recording artists Grouplove will release their highly anticipated third studio album, entitled Big Mess, on September 9th. The first single, “Welcome To Your Life,” will be released on July 15th.
Watch a trailer for the album, which previews four new songs.
Recorded in Los Angeles and Seattle with producers Captain Cuts (Grouplove’s own Ryan Rabin) and Phil Ek (Fleet Foxes, Band of Horses, The Shins), Big Mess features the signature anthemic choruses and infectious hooks that first brought the Los Angeles quintet to prominence through hits like “Tongue Tied,” “Colours,” and “Ways To Go.” No stranger to the worldwide festival circuit, Grouplove has made an album that brilliantly showcases their richly narrated songs with elaborate production.
“We made this album at an important crossroads in our lives, and it was a dream come true to be able to work with Phil Ek up in Seattle and with Ryan down in LA. We’re extremely excited for the world to hear it!” offered singer/guitarist Christian Zucconi.
This fall, Grouplove will hit the road for their Big Mess World Tour. One dollar for every ticket sold will be donated to the organization charity: water to help fund water projects like drilled wells, spring protections, and BioSand filters that help provide clean water to communities around the world. More info can be found here: https://my.charitywater.org/grouplove/tour. Muna and Dilly Dally will support on select U.S. shows. Please see below for Grouplove’s upcoming tour dates:
THE BIG MESS WORLD TOUR
8/16 – Sydney Oxford Art Factory – Australia
8/18 – Melbourne Corner Hotel – Australia
9/21 – Amsterdam Paradiso – Netherlands
9/22 – Hamburg Reeperbahn Fest – Germany
9/23 – Cologne Luxor – Germany
9/24 – Paris Les Etoiles – France
9/26 – Manchester Academy 3 – United Kingdom
9/27 – London Electric Ballroom – United Kingdom
8/10 – Honolulu, HI – The Republik
10/5 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl*+
10/6 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater*+
10/7 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium*+
10/10 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom*+
10/13 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre*+
10/14 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile Café*
10/17 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex – Grand Room*+
10/18 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre*+
10/21 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theatre+
10/22 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue*+
10/23 – Madison, WI – Orpheum Theater*+
10/25 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre*+
10/27 – Columbus, OH – Express Live!*
10/29 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre*+
10/30 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall*
10/31 – Montréal, QC – Corona Theatre*
11/1 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore*+
11/3 – Boston, MA – House of Blues*+
11/5 – New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom+
11/9 – Washington, DC – Echostage*+
11/10 – Norfolk, VA – The Norva*+
11/12 – Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom*+
11/13 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues*+
11/15 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues*+
11/16 – Houston, TX – House of Blues*+
11/18 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater*+
+with Dilly Dally
Grouplove first came together in 2009 and were quickly hailed for their standout live performances, both as headliners and at such international festivals as Coachella, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Outside Lands, Reading + Leeds Festivals, and Glastonbury. A year after releasing a self-titled EP in 2010, the band returned with their debut full length “NEVER TRUST A HAPPY SONG” featuring a trio of breakout singles – “Colours,” “Itchin’ On A Photograph,” and the RIAA-certified platinum hit “Tongue Tied” which spent 3 consecutive weeks at #1 on the Alternative radio chart. The quintet’s second full length album – 2013’s “SPREADING RUMOURS” – was met with a raft of acclaim from the likes of Rolling Stone, USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, Los Angeles Times, NYLON, and National Public Radio who called it “ludicrously easy to love.” As with all of Grouplove’s recorded material, the collection was produced by the band’s own Ryan Rabin, and was highlighted by singles “Ways To Go” and “Shark Attack.” In 2014, Grouplove contributed the original song “Let Me In” to “The Fault in Our Stars – Music From the Motion Picture,” the musical companion to the blockbuster film based on The New York Times bestseller. That same year, the band was tapped to create the theme song to the Netflix Original Series “BoJack Horseman.” Last year, vocalist/keyboardist Hannah Hooper collaborated with Volcom for a Lady Grouplove capsule collection of clothing inspired by her personal style and artwork.
Grouplove is: Christian Zucconi (vocals, guitar), Hannah Hooper (vocals, keys), Andrew Wessen (guitar, vocals), Ryan Rabin (drums), and Daniel Gleason (bass).
Biffy Clyro follow 2013’s critically acclaimed #1 double-album ‘Opposites’ with their seventh studio album ‘Ellipsis’ which will be released on July 8th on Warner Bros. Records / 14th Floor Recordings. Pre-orders for the album are now open , with ‘Wolves of Winter’ and ‘Animal Style’ aew now streaming and available as an instant grat tracks.
As is tradition, writing sessions for the album saw Biffy Clyro – Simon Neil (vocals/guitar) and the Johnston brothers James (bass) and Ben (drums) working in the intimate environment of their practice room. They then headed to Los Angeles for recording sessions with producer Rich Costey (Muse, My Chemical Romance, Sigur Ros).
Citing influences as diverse as Tears For Fears’ ‘Songs From The Big Chair’ album, DJ Arca and Deafheaven, Simon Neil has described ‘Ellipsis’ as “more of a punch to the nose than a big cuddle.” Lyrically, the album’s songs tackle personal issues with the idea of “fighting back” a recurring theme.
Such themes are also apparent in the album’s visceral first single ‘Wolves of Winter’ which captures Biffy Clyro’s famous blend of angular riffs, pummelling rhythms and strident hooks. Says Neil: “’Wolves of Winter’ is about us being wolves on a patch and if you come onto that patch, we’ll tear you limb-from-limb.”
An ‘Ellipsis’ (most commonly depicted as …) indicates a continuation: in this case, Biffy Clyro’s new body of work is an ongoing representation of everything that the band have stood for since first debuting in 2002 with the ‘Blackened Sky’ album.
‘Ellipsis’ will be available digitally and on CD as both standard and deluxe editions. In addition, a variety of vinyl formats will be issued together with a special D2C box set which will be available exclusively from www.biffyclyro.com.
After playing their only show of 2015 shortly before midnight on New Year’s Eve at Edinburgh’s Hogmanay, Biffy Clyro recently announced that they’ll headline this summer’s Reading (August 28th) and Leeds Festivals (August 26th).
Biffy also play Belfast’s Belsonic on Saturday June 25th
Now Biffy Clyro can also announce details of their biggest Scottish show at Glasgow’s Bellahouston Park on August 27th. Part of this year’s Glasgow Summer Sessions, the 35,000 capacity show features special guests Fall Out Boy as well as more bands that will be announced in the coming weeks. Tickets go on sale from 9am on Wednesday March 23rd and will be available from www.glasgowsummersessions.com and www.ticketmaster.co.uk.
‘Opposites’ saw Biffy Clyro flourish with their first #1 album and another Top 10 single with ‘Black Chandelier’. The band’s live shows soared to new heights with highlights including debut festival headline sets at Reading, Leeds, Radio 1’s Big Weekend, Isle of Wight and T in the Park; a triumphant sold-out UK arena tour; and extensive touring across six continents.
NEIL YOUNG TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM – EARTH – ON JUNE 17TH – VIA REPRISE RECORDS
ALBUM FEATURES A NEW TAKE ON SOME OF YOUNG’S MOST BELOVED SONGS
Neil Young will release a new album, entitled EARTH, on June 17th via Reprise Records. The album features performances of songs from a range of Young’s albums, including last year’s The Monsanto Years, 1990’s Ragged Glory, and 1970’s After the Gold Rush. The audio was captured during Young’s 2015 tour with The Promise of the Real, fronted by Lukas Nelson (vocals/guitar) and Micah Nelson (guitar, vocals) – Willie Nelson’s sons. The tour included Young performing solo and with the band for a full electric show.
A new take on some of Young’s most beloved songs, EARTH features the live recordings, along with added musical overdubs, as well as sounds of the earth, such as city sounds like car horns, sounds of insects, and animal sounds from bears, birds, crickets, bees, horses, cows – creating a very strange, yet beautiful atmosphere.
“Ninety-eight uninterrupted minutes long, EARTH flows as a collection of 13 songs from throughout my life, songs I have written about living here on our planet together,” says Young. “Our animal kingdom is well represented in the audience as well, and the animals, insects, birds, and mammals actually take over the performances of the songs at times.”
Coming out on June 24th are two rare films – the critically acclaimed post-apocalyptic musical comedy Human Highway and the concert feature Rust Never Sleeps- for the first time on DVD and Blu Ray via Reprise Records. Neither film has been available or viewed in years. Human Highway is Young’s 1982 comedy starring Russ Tamblyn, Charlotte Stewart, Dean Stockwell, Dennis Hopper, and Devo, which has been digitally restored for the DVD and Blu Ray release. Rust Never Sleeps is the full-length feature about Young’s 1978 concert tour and includes such classic young Young’s most popular songs, showcasing classic hits such as “I Am a Child,” featuring Crazy Horse, “Cinnamon Girl,” “Like A Hurricane” and both the acoustic and electric versions of his
Revised track-listing for EARTH is as follows:
“Mother Earth” (from Ragged Glory)
“Seed Justice” (previously unreleased)
“My Country Home” (from Ragged Glory)
“The Monsanto Years” (from The Monsanto Years)
“Western Hero” (from Sleeps With Angels)
“Vampire Blues” (from On The Beach)
“Hippie Dream” (from Landing On Water)
“After The Gold Rush” (from After The Gold Rush)
“Human Highway” (from Comes a Time)
“Big Box” (from The Monsanto Years)
“People Want to Hear About Love” (from The Monsanto Years)
“Wolf Moon” (from The Monsanto Years)
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