• The Kut – ‘I Want You Maniac’ (Out Now on Criminal Records) - Halloween Single

    20 okt 2014, 19:35 av criminalrecords

    The Kut – ‘I Want You Maniac’ (Out Now on Criminal Records)

    Listen now! Make your own mind up:
    I Want You Maniac
    If you like it please give it a heart <3

    Produced by James LeRock Loughrey (Skindred / White Zombie / Sonic Boom Six / My Vitriol), The Kut -‘I Want You Maniac’ is an upbeat, grunge fused horror-rock track taken from the bands forthcoming EP. As a quick follow up to their ‘Make Up’ EP, it has been good news that the band is back in the studio so soon, especially given what spanned a near 3 year hiatus.

    Front-woman Maha spoke about the single, shortly after the news they’d been confirmed on the Camden Nightmare Festival line up today… “We’ve always wanted to put out a Halloween single, it’s always been our rock Christmas, and I Want You Maniac was the right track for us to celebrate it with... It’s been awesome working with James in the studio again, and the video was a lot of fun to make as well… We envisioned it as a zombie version of pet cemetery, it’s a bit scary”

    Forthcoming Dates
    Fri 31st Oct: Halloween Special, The Lincoln Imp, Scunthorpe
    Sat 1st Nov: Nightmare Festival, (Proud Camden), London
    Mon 10th Nov: The Black Heart, Camden, London

    The Kut: Biography
    Inspired by bands like Deftones, L7, Hole, Incubus, Placebo, Nirvana, Faith No More and others, The Kut are a London basement rock trio formed from the alternative scene. Having been voted into in the winning spots for MTV UK Brand New Unsigned 2014 Poll, the recent ‘Make Up’ EP was produced by James LeRock Loughrey (Skindred / White Zombie / My Vitriol / Page & Plant / Def Leppard), featuring 3 brand new tracks plus 2 previous releases ‘DMA’ and ‘Closure’. The latest offering, ‘I Want You Maniac’ ties some of those tracks together, combining elements of horror pop with their grunge rock sound. Recently joined by ex-Riot Squad drummer, Violet, on drums, the band are due to release their new EP in Spring 2015.

    This year the band’s first EP, ‘Make Up’ saw dark and emotive tracks like ‘No Trace’ into the Scuzz Most Wanted Rock Chart, alongside bands like Paramore, Green Day - as well as playlisted on their 'All-Stars of Rock Show'. The single was also supported by Alex Baker on Kerrang! Radio and picked up by BBC Introducing in Lancashire and Oxford. This lead to The Kut being invited in for a BBC Introducing live set, where they performed a 4 song set live from the Blackburn studios. The video was play listed on Putpat TV (Germany, Switzerland, Austria) and featured by Vevo, with a number of USA stations also including the track.

    Most recent single ‘Mario’, was supported by Scuzz TV on their ‘Huge Rock Anthems’ show, as well as Putpat TV and BBC Introducing Lancashire, just ahead of the release. The band’s previous video, ‘Closure’ was playlisted on Sub TV, Tuune and NME TV (Radar), whilst their first ever video ‘DMA’ (aka Doesn’t Matter Anyway) was added to 16 USA cable channels on the Bongo Boy Rock n Roll Show this May. The band has also had a number of tracks playlisted at the major UK clubs including Club NME and Medication. Previous shows include London 2012 Olympics and the Paralympics, and a sold out UK tour. In 2013 the band performed DJ sets for Kerrang! Klub, London and a string of 14 dates on the Club Criminal tour.

    ‘I Want You Maniac’ available now at | @thekutgirlsrock | |

    Kerrang! Magazine
    “Despite the loud Courtney love references they’re more than just Hole II. Mario has an Against Me! Strut to the intro, while DMA is a pounding gem”

    Metal Mouth
    “If they can fulfill their early promise, then The Kut could end up being a big name in no time at all.” 8/10

    “Heavy guitar, banging drums, dirty crisp vocals and a whole of attitude… the NMS would like to welcome The Kut to the party … without a shadow of a doubt they’re on the ascendancy! ”

    Hit The Floor Magazine
    “[No Trace] epitomises the girls’ influences from the likes of Nirvana and Incubus, displaying their no messing around approach to modern day grunge and taking us back to the early 90′s, where grunge rock was at it’s best!”

    Bristol Live Magazine
    “If Deftones and Hole had a little baby they’d probably sound like The Kut”

    Tasty Fanzine
    “‘Mario’ has guitar hook similar to Trey Spruance era Faith No More and an awesome ending. ‘Closure’ and ‘DMA’ are equally noteworthy and the whole EP is impressively polished. Bravo The Kut.” 7/10

    SWNK Magazine
    “No Trace, the opening song on The Kut’s Make up EP, has a big chance of being the most played song this summer. Awesome stuff!”

    Alt Dialog
    “It’s almost as if Soundgarden and Hole were put into a blender with The Kut being the result.”

    Ultimate Underground
    “They are equal parts L7 and bands like Placebo. They even show influences of Nirvana without being a retread and falling prey to the familiar.”

    Seba-Rashii Culture
    “When we first heard The Kut, we knew that the London based trio were going to be worth keeping a careful ear on. Our patience has been rewarded with the release of the Make Up E.P!”

    Uproar Webzine
    “Known for their enthusiasm and uncontrollable energy on stage, The Kut have created quite a crazy fan base who as you would expect are ecstatic over the release of their new EP, Make Up.”

    Peek-a-boo Magazine
    “The Kut present a sonic collage that evokes everything that made the 1990’s alternative rock scene such a beautifully broken beast”

    Blast Out Your Stereo
    “Grunge trio, The Kut have released a brand new music video for their song, “Mario,” which is off their upcoming EP, Make Up.. Trust me, you’ll be singing along to this number for a while (if you aren’t already).”

    Mistree Magazine
    “Mario” is 90s alternative rock at it’s very best. It is gritty and heavy, with chugging riffs and thudding percussion.”

    Palace of Rock
    “There are moments when the all female rock band The Kut sounds like Courtney Love´s Hole… But there are also moments when this London trio bring thoughts to a heavier The Bangles like “Mario”, I guess you can call it grunge pop.”

    Backseat Mafia
    “The rock girl trio based in London have not long since visited my hometown’s longest running live music venue The Lincoln Imp. I went to see them live and they rocked the room with their melodic tracks, long metal hair shaking and rock stances.”
    Criminal Records is the lovechild of a talented group of nutters who work tirelessly to seek and represent the best live and recording acts. Visit our website and sign up for a free membership to keep updated on all the latest gigs, bands, releases and label news.

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  • Fotoverslag: Wizz Autumn Fest 2014 @

    13 okt 2014, 17:53 av GothicBowie666

    Wizz Wizzard

    Wizz Autumn Fest 2014 is een jaarlijks wederkerend event waar onze fotograaf graag naar afzakt. Volgende bands waren aanwezig: Wizz Acoustic, Warckon, Wizz Wizzard, Killer en Absolva+Guests

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  • Fotoverslag: Metal4MS @

    13 okt 2014, 12:37 av GothicBowie666

    Sat 27 Sep – Metal for MS

    Onze fotograaf zakte af naar Metal4MS en maakte enkele geweldige sfeerbeelden. Bekijk alles binnenin.

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  • Yellowcard – Lift a Sail Cd recensie @

    10 okt 2014, 12:48 av GothicBowie666

    Yellowcard Lift a Sail

    Lift a Sail is alweer het negende studioalbum van de Amerikaanse groep Yellowcard, uitgegeven op 7 oktober 2014 door Razor & Tie. Het is de opvolger van het in 2012 verschenen Southern Air, waarna de fans het moesten doen met enkel de akoestische anniversary-editie van Ocean Avenue uit 2013. Het is hun eerste album zonder drummer Longineu Parsons III, die de band in maart 2014 verliet. Dit heeft zeker impact gehad op de band, maar daarnaast had vocalist Ryan Key ook andere persoonlijke ervaringen te verwerken. Dit alles heeft geresulteerd in een album met veel diepgang, en een grootse sound. De upbeat poppunk die overheerste door de jaren heen, heeft nu plaats gemaakt voor een sound die dichter bij rock ligt. De songs hebben persoonlijke teksten, over Key’s vrouw (“One Bedroom” en “Madrid”), en het overlijden van zijn grootvader (“My Mountain”).

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  • The Asteroids Galaxy Tour - Bring Us Together Cd recensie @

    7 okt 2014, 19:00 av GothicBowie666

    The Asteroids Galaxy Tour Bring Us Together

    Er zijn van die bands waar zekerheid hoog in het vaandel staat. Dat de muziekliefhebber precies weet wat hem of haar te wachten staat. Een band waar dat zonder meer voor opgaat is het Deense The Asteroids Galaxy Tour.

    De band rond zangeres Mette Lindberg en producer Lars Iversen veroverde de wereld in 2009 met aanstekelijke, vrolijke popmuziek. Nu, vijf jaar later, is er een nieuwe cd getiteld Bring Us Together. Op deze derde studioplaat zijn de ingrediënten nog exact hetzelfde als op het eerder verschenen Fruits (2009) en Out of Frequency (2012).

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  • Los Rolling Stones tocarán en Lima el 18 de marzo del 2015

    5 okt 2014, 21:49 av Ruprek

    Fuentes cercanas a El Comercio confirmaron que, tras tres años de negociaciones, la banda de rock tocará en nuestra capital.

    Los Rolling Stones tocarán en Lima el 18 de Marzo del 2015, según confirmaron fuentes cercanas a El Comercio. El recinto que albergaría el show de Mick Jagger y compañía sería el Estadio Monumental de Ate.

    En las negociaciones, realizadas por una conocida empresa peruana, se desembolsaron 6.5 millones de dólares. Esta sería la primera visita de la banda inglesa al Perú.

    La noticia comenzó como un rumor luego de que la página argentina RollingStones Ok revelara en su cuenta de Facebook que nuestro país recibiría en febrero o marzo a los liderados por Jagger. El cronograma incluía el concierto en el Perú, pero terminaba con la palabra "rumor".

    Los Stones llegarán a Lima con la gira 14 On Fire:
  • AC/DC podría tocar en Lima en el 2015

    5 okt 2014, 21:45 av Ruprek

    La legendaria banda australiana de hard rock AC/DC podría hacer un concierto en Lima en el marco de la gira sudamericana que realizaría en 2015, informó el empresario Stéfano Arfiniengo, dedicado a la organización de conciertos masivos a un diario local.

    Las declaraciones, reproducidas por el diario Perú.21, expresan que las negociaciones están avanzadas en un 30% y que su empresa se encuentra a la espera de una respuesta por parte del equipo que maneja la gira del grupo.

    La última gira de AC/DC fue realizada en promoción de su último disco Black Ice e incluyó 168 conciertos en los 5 continentes durante casi 2 años.
  • Concierto de Exodus en Lima: la lengendaria banda ataca de nuevo

    5 okt 2014, 21:28 av Ruprek

    Tratar de reseñar la carrera de Exodus es una tarea inútil y redundante en un medio especializado en metal como este y cuyos lectores son obviamente headbangers de larga data. Baste mencionar que se trata de una de las fuerzas incontestables del thrash metal y que merecieron, junto con Overkill, ser tan grandes en la industria musical como el llamado Big 4 estadounidense.

    Dos de sus vocalistas han sentado las bases de lo que es la aproximación thrash al canto en el metal: el recordado Paul Baloff (QEPD), a quien solo le bastó un disco de estudio, su debut de 1985 Bonded by Blood y un tardío en vivo Another Lesson in Violence para dejar una huella eterna, y Steve “Zetro” Souza, que ha participado en la mayoría del resto de los trabajos; ambos vocalistas, de temperamento explosivo y enorme energía han dejado su una imborrable marca en el canon del metal.

    Sin embargo no debemos pensar solo en las voces, la guitarra de Gary Holt es también absolutamente definitoria del sonido de Exodus, así como la percusión de Tom Hunting. Exodus son los que entronizaron el estilo enloquecido de tocar a mil por hora poniendo todo el énfasis en el ritmo y el tempo y elidiendo casi todos los aspectos melódicos, en general omnipresentes en el metal anterior a ellos. Y con eso se ganaron su lugar en la hisotria y el panteón del metal. En esta ocasión la formación la completan el extraordinario guitarrista Lee Altus (el alma tras Heathen, uno de los mejores grupos de thrash técnico) y el bajista Jack Gibson, de quien no sé nada.

    Exodus ha tocado dos veces en Lima, una en 2007 en la discoteca Onuba, en un show en el que estaban ante nosotros cara a cara a medio metro, y en el 2009 junto a Kreator en Vocé. En ambas ocasiones vino la alineación con Rob Dukes, tercer vocalista de la banda y con el que trabajaron por algunos discos, la mayoría decepcionantes (la excepción sería Shoved Killing Machine). Esta será la primera vez en la que cante en nuestros escenarios “Zetro” Souza y de hecho es uno de los principales atractivos para verles aunque hayamos ido antes. Imaginen escuchar cantar a Zetro los temas Derange, Toxic Waltz o Parasite. Ese es un buen argumento para ir de todas maneras.

    La otra gran razón es que Exodus está ad portas de lanzar nuevo disco (Blood In Blood Out), y uno de sus temas ya ha sido publicado y muestra un claro giro de retorno hacia su sonido clásico, thrash metal de la Bay Area puro y duro. Efectivamente, luego de tres discos horribles lanzados entre 2007 y 2010 (en uno de los cuales, Let There be Blood, se escupió sobre la herencia que representa Bonded by Blood realizando una espuria versión groove del mismo) este tema parece significar un retorno a lo que saben hacer. Yo no entiendo qué manía de las grandes bandas del thrash de dejarse seducir por el groove/nü metal y degradar su sonido clásico o estancar su camino evolutivo, para comenzar a tocar rasgueos de guitarra distorsionada (¿quién no ha caído ya?).

    En síntesis, la reaparición de Steve “Zetro” Souza al lado de un retorno a su sonido clásico convierten esta presentación de Exodus en uno de los shows más prometedores del año. El concierto será el 14 de octubre en la Discoteca Centrica en el Centro Cívico, gracias a Danger Steel.
  • Smart Eclectic Group: 2014-10 Final Results

    5 okt 2014, 14:23 av Ataraxiainc

  • Recent Collective Soul News

    26 sep 2014, 10:49 av UPRC

    For those out there who are unaware, Collective Soul will be releasing their ninth studio album, See What You Started By Continuing, sometime between the summer 2014 and early 2015. Since summer has come and gone without the new album showing up anywhere, it's probably safe to assume that reports that the album is due out in early 2015 are safe to bet on.

    See What You Started By Continuing is said to sound like a return to the sound the band used on their Youth album ten years ago (where does time go?) and is the first album to feature new lead guitarist Jesse Triplett and drummer Johnny Rabb.

    Joel Kosche recently left the band, with both sounds (Joel and Collective Soul frontman Ed Roland) offering conflicting stories regarding Joel's departure, so it's not entirely sure what really went on. One thing's for sure, I know that I'll miss Joel. Ross Childress had a superior sound, but I grew to appreciate and enjoy Joel's more raw sound. When I saw Collective Soul in concert a few years back, Joel also seemed to be the happiest to be there, even reaching out to shake hands and offer high fives with the crowd during one of their encore songs. Jesse Triplett has some big shoes to fill.