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NEW BAND THIS MEANS WAR

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NEW BAND THIS MEANS WAR

We are delighted to welcome THIS MEANS WAR to the MAD family. While everybody was celebrating the birth of punk 40 years ago, five guys from the low lands (Belgium and Holland) hooked up to form a brand new band known as This Means War! They have one thing in common: the love for punk rock. Far from rookies, they played in numerous bands before such as Discipline, Hidden Guns, Superhero Status and Convict. For several months in 2016, they locked themselves up in their rehearsal room and made plans to conquer the world with hard hitting punk rock anthems. This Means War! is not interested in reinventing punk rock music. They aim to blend their heroes (Cock Sparrer, Anti Flag, Old Firm Casuals, Social Distortion, Noi!se, Street Dogs, Clash) and give the mixture their own unique flavor. This Means War! combines Rock ’n Roll melodies with punk riffs and lyrics. That’s not always easy, but these punks rise above the challenges of it all, proving their experience will propel them forward. They are hungry like a bunch of wild coyotes and ready to hit the stage! From now on This Means War! is in your blood, 24/7. THIS MEANS WAR is Bert Van Dyck (Vocals), Robbie Jennekens (Guitar), Hugo Geerlings (Guitar), Carlo Geerlings (Bass), Dries Van Dyck (Drums).  ...

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THIS MEANS WAR!

Posted on 18:00

THIS MEANS WAR!

visit THIS MEANS WAR! on facebook visit THIS MEANS WAR!’s website While everybody was celebrating the birth of punk 40 years ago, five guys from the low lands (Belgium and Holland) hooked up to form a brand new band known as This Means War! They have one thing in common: the love for punk rock. Far from rookies, they played in numerous bands before such as Discipline, Hidden Guns, Superhero Status and Convict. For several months in 2016, they locked themselves up in their rehearsal room and made plans to conquer the world with hard hitting punk rock anthems. This Means War! is not interested in reinventing punk rock music. They aim to blend their heroes (Cock Sparrer, Anti Flag, Old Firm Casuals, Social Distortion, Noi!se, Street Dogs, Clash) and give the mixture their own unique flavor. This Means War! combines Rock ’n Roll melodies with punk riffs and lyrics. That’s not always easy, but these punks rise above the challenges of it all, proving their experience will propel them forward. They are hungry like a bunch of wild coyotes and ready to hit the stage! From now on This Means War! is in your blood, 24/7. See THIS MEANS WAR! live here: DATECITYVENUECOUNTRYSUPPORTSTICKETS 22.08.2019Tillburg013NLD 07.09.2018CopenhagenLille VegaDNKwith COCK SPARRER 08.09.2018HamburgKnustGERwith COCK SPARRERSOLD OUT 16.09.2018BerlinSO36GERwith COCK SPARRERSOLD OUT 03.11.2018OberhausenKulttempelGERwith COCK SPARRERSOLD OUT 06.11.2018UntererthalStäbruch Festival 2018GER...

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VITAMIN X

Posted on 12:00

VITAMIN X

visit VITAMIN X on facebook visit VITAMIN X’s website Vitamin X from Amsterdam are one of the leading and most popular hardcore punk trash rock n roll bands. They released several classic albums (incl albums of the year), recorded with Steve Albini (Nirvana, Iggy, Neurosis), toured around the world several times (from Japan to US, from South America to South East Asia), played on MTV and many big fests (Hellfest, Maryland Death Fest, etc) and recently toured with Baroness and Harley’s Cro Mags. They’re famous for their energetic and explosive live shows which attract people from all genres incl. metal, punk and rock. Their recent 2016 animation video “About To Crack“ went viral, reached more than a million views and was featured on BBC/Channel4, Havoc TV and a Vimeo staff pick! Their 6th album “Age Of Paranoia“ will be released in 2018 on Southern Lord Records and Vitamin X will be presenting their new songs for the first time at fests and shows in 2018! And ofcourse they’ll also play all their classic songs. Artwork is by Marald (Baroness, High On Fire, Kylesa) Vitamin X is Marko Korac (vocals), Marc Emmerik  (guitar), Alex Koutsman (bass) and Danny (drums). They released 5 albums and several singles, incl “See Thru Their Lies“ (2000), “Down The Drain“ (2002), “Bad Trip“ (2004), “Full Scale Assault“ (2008) and “About To Crack“ (2012). Their brand new -sixth- album “Age Of Paranoia“ will be released in 2018! See VITAMIN X live here: DATECITYVENUECOUNTRYSUPPORTSTICKETS 16.06.2018Montornés del Vallés Vallés Escrema FestESP 14.07.2018LageWoodstick FestivalGER 03.08.2018Mlada BoleslavFarářova SlujCZE 04.08.2018Nový JičínSkull FestCZE 05.08.2018PragueModrá VopuceCZE 15.09.2018TroisdorfJugendkulturcafeGER 24.05.2019EricaPitfestNLD...

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NEW BAND VITAMIN X

Posted on 12:00

NEW BAND VITAMIN X

We are very happy to welcome VITAMIN X to the MAD family. VITAMIN X from Amsterdam are one of the leading and most popular hardcore punk trash rock n roll bands. They released several classic albums (incl albums of the year), recorded with Steve Albini (Nirvana, Iggy, Neurosis), toured around the world several times (from Japan to US, from South America to South East Asia), played on MTV and many big fests (Hellfest, Maryland Death Fest, etc) and recently toured with Baroness and Harley’s Cro Mags. They’re famous for their energetic and explosive live shows which attract people from all genres incl. metal, punk and rock. Their recent 2016 animation video “About To Crack“ went viral, reached more than a million views and was featured on BBC/Channel4, Havoc TV and a Vimeo staff pick! Their 6th album “Age Of Paranoia“ will be released in 2018 on Southern Lord Records and Vitamin X will be presenting their new songs for the first time at fests and shows in 2018! And ofcourse they’ll also play all their classic songs. Artwork is by Marald (Baroness, High On Fire, Kylesa) Vitamin X is Marko Korac (vocals), Marc Emmerik  (guitar), Alex Koutsman (bass) and Danny (drums).  ...

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NEW BAND WOLVHAMMER

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NEW BAND WOLVHAMMER

We are very happy to welcome Wolvhammer to the MAD family. With the current rapid rise in quality USBM, Wolvhammer races to the forefront with their upcoming fourth album which sees them merging the black metal tendencies of Enslaved with the mid-tempo sludge of Celtic Frost. Eschewing any frills, the band goes straight for the throat. No experimental bullshit, just the sound of rotten flesh and slow decay. Featuring Jeff Wilson (Abigail Williams) and Adam Clemans (Skeletonwitch), Wolvhammer has finally stepped into their...

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WOLVHAMMER

Posted on 13:00

WOLVHAMMER

visit WOLVHAMMER on facebook visit WOLVHAMMER’s website With the current rapid rise in quality USBM, Wolvhammer races to the forefront with their upcoming fourth album which sees them merging the black metal tendencies of Enslaved with the mid-tempo sludge of Celtic Frost. Eschewing any frills, the band goes straight for the throat. No experimental bullshit, just the sound of rotten flesh and slow decay. Featuring Jeff Wilson (Abigail Williams) and Adam Clemans (Skeletonwitch), Wolvhammer has finally stepped into their own. See WOLVHAMMER live here: No scheduled shows at the moment – want to book a show? Get in touch!...

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CH3

Posted on 15:15

CH3

visit CH3 on facebook visit CH3’s website Channel 3 was formed in 1980 by childhood friend Mike Magrann and Kimm Gardener. They met in the newborn suburban community of Cerritos CA, innocent 8 year old lads lads who remain life long friends against a backdrop of ever changing cultural storms. They learned to play guitar together in junior high and witnessed the birth of punk rock in the heady Southern California scene of the early 80’s. They graduated from being obsessed fans to backyard party hacks and finally upon the stage themselves. Contemporaries of fellow So Cal punks Social Distortion, Bad Religion, T.S.O.L., Circle Jerks, etc., CH3 has been steadily touring the world since releasing their first eponymous EP on the influential Posh Boy label in 1981. Posh Boy then asked them to record a full-length album, Fear Of Life. Tracks like ‘You Make Me Feel Cheap’, with its peppy female backing and poppy arrangement, ostensibly betrayed inclinations towards securing a more mainstream audience After The Lights Go Out was a more ‘mature’ effort, though interest in the UK had by now dissipated, whilst other former supporters were perturbed by the inclusion of the Rolling Stones’ ‘Stupid Girl’ and a shift away from the group’s . Jay Lansford (ex-Stepmothers and Posh Boy production intern) joined on bass for the 1983 tour in support of After The Lights Go Out, and was present also for Airborne, as Channel 3 were scooped up, alongside peers TSOL, by Enigma. But they got lost in the shuffle after Capitol bought the label out. They returned to form with 2002’s Channel 3 album on the Doctor Strange label and put out a collection of singles with Hostage Records, collected on Home For the Homeless album (Wanda Records DE, 2015) Their latest release, Put ‘Em Up (TKO Records 2017) sees the reunion of several long time CH3 conspirators. Past Channel 3 member and Posh Boy house producer Jay Lansford returned to produce. Jim Monroe of Racket Room Studios engineered and mixed the songs, and Mark Rainey relaunced the venerable TKO record label with this new release. Seve Soto (Adolescents) lends his sweet backing vocal charms. It is a homecoming on all fronts. The band continues to tour worldwide, performing club dates and festivals in the USA and Europe. See CH3 live here: No scheduled shows at the moment – want to book a show? Get in touch!...

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JUDICIARY

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JUDICIARY

visit JUDICIARY on facebook visit JUDICIARY’s website Judiciary is a 5-piece metallic hardcore band from Lubbock, Texas formed in 2013. Coming from a near non-existent scene in the middle of nowhere, Judiciary managed to start themselves from the bare minimum and evolve into what would become an oddity of success within their region.Their first release,DEMO ’14, was a 6-song debut of sounds and influences not commonly heard in or around their hometown. Following the Demo’s well-received release, the band spent the remainder of that year and the next writing and playing various shows around their home state with bands like Expire, Backtrack, Gatecreeper, and Xibalba, just to name a few. With the momentum of two years of successful shows andpositive reception, the band began channeling their efforts into their next release, The Axis of Equality, a 4-song EP which would ultimately be released in January, 2016 via tape, various online platforms and eventually a self-released split LP featuring both it and Demo ’14. This debut EP, which was recorded by Daniel Schmuck (Power Trip, Vulgar Display), mixed by Taylor Young (Twitching Tongues, God’s Hate, Disgrace) and mastered by Audiosiege (Converge, Integrity, Harm’s Way), draws inspiration from several different facets of hardcore and metal alike. Following this release, Judiciary gained critical acclaim from places and scenes beyond their home state, including those around the United States and around the world. As of today, they have generated over 200,000 streams and roughly 5,000 monthly listeners on Spotify alone. The positive reception following the release of The Axis of Equality would pave the way for the group to be apart of such festivals as Sound and Fury (Los Angeles), For the Children (Los Angeles), Midwest Blood (Louisville) and Fallcore (Houston). During this time, Judiciary would write three new songs for, and begin production and collaboration on, a split with Mortality Rate (Canada), which was recorded, mixed and mastered by Daniel Schmuck, Taylor Young and Audiosiege, respectively, and released in July, 2017. With all of this momentum behind them, Judiciary has set their sites on, and begunpreparations for, bigger and broader endeavors in 2018 and beyond. See JUDICIARY live here: No scheduled shows at the moment – want to book a show? Get in touch!...

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TERROR ARE JOINING FORCES WITH NUCLEAR BLAST

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TERROR ARE JOINING FORCES WITH NUCLEAR BLAST

Terror are joining forces with Nuclear Blast and will be releasing a new album this year! Here’s what the band has to say about this: „We are super excited to start a new chapter of TERROR in Europe with Nuclear Blast. This is the label we wanted to work with for the future because of their strong presence and awesome roster. Can’t wait to put out a new album in the middle of 2018 with the label and work together on this next project.“ Catch them live at EMP Persistence Tour 2018 18.01. Berlin – Astra Kulturhaus (Germany) SOLD OUT 19.01. Utrecht – Tivoli Ronda (Netherlands) 20.01. Dresden – Eventwerk (Germany) 21.01. München – Backstage (Germany) 22.01. Zürich – Komplex (Switzerland) 23.01. Wiesbaden – Schlachthof (Germany) 24.01. Brno – Sono (Czech Republic) 25.01. Lichtenfels – Stadthalle (Germany) 26.01. Torhout – De Mast (Belgium) SOLD OUT 27.01. Oberhausen – Turbinenhalle (Germany) 28.01. London – O2 Forum Kentish Town (United Kingdom) Get your tickets here:...

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DEATHRITE SIGN WORLDWIDE DEAL WITH CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

Posted on 10:29

DEATHRITE SIGN WORLDWIDE DEAL WITH CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

  Century Media Records is proud to announce the signing of German death metal maniacs DEATHRITE for a worldwide deal.   Hailing from the cities of Dresden and Leipzig, the band has stirred up the cauldron of death metal quite a bit with their extremely well-received three studio albums, „Deathrite“ (2011), „Into Extinction“ (2013) and „Revelation Of Chaos“ (2015). With heavy touring and their excellent live qualities, the four members have proven why DEATHRITE are among the most hopeful new acts of the worldwide extreme metal scene. Now they are setting their sails to conquer further shores. The band is currently writing new material for their eagerly awaited fourth studio album, which is about to be released in late 2018.   DEATHRITE comment on the signing: „We’re super thrilled to be part of such an amazing label. Looking at the releases of CM and now being able to have our own music released among some of greatest artists in heavy and extreme music makes us more than proud and we couldn’t be more honoured! Thanks a lot CM Team.“ Behold the ascension of DEATHRITE!...

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