HIDDEN MASTERS Album To See U.S. Release In August

HIDDEN MASTERS Of This and Other Worlds to be released on August 6 via Metal Blade/Rise Above

Rise Above Records unearthed some of best and brightest talents in music over the last few years. One of their most recent additions, Glasgow’s Hidden Masters, added their unique twist on psychedelic rock/pop to the Metal Blade/Rise Above roster. Hidden Masters’ new album, Of This and Other Worlds, was released at end of May in Europe, and will finally be released in North America on August 6. Fans can stream Nobody Knows That We’re Here now at metalblade.com/hiddenmasters.

More about Hidden Masters:
Their first 7″, Nobody Knows That We’re Here was described by SHINDIG! magazine as “the most important psych-pop ’45 to come out of these fair isles for the past 30-something years.”

Debut album, Of This and Other Worlds is a true revelation. Defying genre imprisonment of any kind, Hidden Masters have ingeniously created their own world of mindbending musical ecclecticism, avoiding any notions of pastiche. Whilst there is a strong leaning towards 60’s pop and psych moves, the overall vibe is one that is vital, fresh and visionary.

Since their emergence at the turn of the decade, Glasgow-based trio Hidden Masters have been catching ears and turning heads with their dynamic ensemble sound, lush three-part vocal harmonies and a highly original and idiosyncratic fusion of musical styles, running the gauntlet from Rock’n’Roll to pop, West Coast Psych rock to Gospel and Folk to mind melting Vertigo-era prog, often all within one song, and positively aglow with melody, movement and imagination.

Their electrifying live shows offer the audience a one-stop intravenous blast of hedonistic joy, involving carnal flailing of limbs, euphoric wow-impulse neural stimulation and unprecedented levels of perspiration.

Fans recently caught them for a rare live London performance live on Sunday, April 21 @ Paper Dress Vintage.

The band also played a show at Glasgow’s King Tuts on April 17 with label mates Astra and Purson.

The group supported Wolf People, Pond, Smoke Fairies and Circulus, and guested on the recent Bonnie “Prince” Billy/Trembling Bells release The Marble Downs.

What people have said about Hidden Masters:

“Awe-inspiring” – The Guardian (UK)

“What makes this trio special beyond their exemplary musicianship and singing is their free form grasp of genre breaking. These are clearly masters of some hidden truth. Possibly the most unique band in the entire world” – SHINDIG!

“Enthralling and relentless” – The Daily Record

“Hidden Masters cite influences from Buddy Holly to Black Sabbath, but what we actually hear is glorious late sixties-esque garage, psych rock/pop done in a way that easily appeals to good music lovers of today” – The List

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ANTHRAX Guitarist SCOTT IAN Hitting UK Spoken Word Tour

Anthrax just finished up an extended tour run but apparently Scotty doesn’t know. UK spoken word dates and ticket info below.

ANTHRAX guitarist and metal legend Scott Ian will hit the UK on his spoken word tour, surprisingly entitled Speaking Words.

ANTHRAX

“I guarantee everyone who comes to my show will have a good time. There’s a saying, ‘there’s no story so good a drink won’t make it better.’ My stories, plus drink, equals killer night out. Besides, don’t you want to know how tomato sauce can kill any STD? I have the answers.“ – Scott Ian

24.05. UK Oxford – O2 Academy
25.05. UK Cardiff – The Gate
26.05. UK Gloucester – Guildhall
27.05. UK Plymouth – White Rabbit
28.05. UK York – The Dutchess
29.05. UK Rugby – The Vault
02.06. UK Stoke – Underground
03.06. UK Manchester – Sound Control
04.06. UK Newcastle – The Cluny
05.06. UK Glasgow – The Arches
06.06. UK Coke – Cyprus Avenue
07.06. UK Belfast – Limelight
08.06. UK Dublin – Button Factory
10.06. UK Bournemouth – O2 Academy
11.06. UK London – The Garage

Tickets can be purchased via http://www.scott-ian.com

 

HOUR OF PENANCE Tour Recap Video, European Winter Dates

Italian death metallers HOUR OF PENANCE will continue to spread their blasphemous verses throughout Europe in the coming weeks whilst touring with brutal legends Cannibal Corpse, DevilDriver and The Black Dahlia Murder. The tour kicks off in Finland in just over two weeks and reachs its final destination of Glasgow, UK one month later.

HOUR OF PENANCE are no strangers to two of the three groups with whom they’ll be performing, having toured America with The Black Dahlia Murder last spring before supporting Cannibal Corpse on a fall U.S. tour. A five-minute video recap of the latter tour – featuring Misery Index – can be seen below.

HOUR OF PENANCE’s “technically precise and sonically crushing” (Terrorizer) 2012 Prosthetic debut Sedition is currently on sale for only $5 on AMAZON MP3 HERE.

See HOUR OF PENANCE live:
2/9              Oulu, FI – Teatrie Oulu #
2/10            Tampere, FI – Pakkahuone #
2/11            Helsinki, FI – Nosturi #
2/13            Stockholm, SE – Gota Kallare #
2/14            Gothenburg, SE – Brewhouse #
2/15            Copenhagen, DK – Amager Bio #
2/16            Copenhagen, DK – Train #
2/17            Hamburg, DE – Gruenspan #
2/19            Tilburg, NL – O13 #
2/20            Cologne, DE – Essigfabrik #
2/21            Karlsruhe, DE – Substage #
2/23            Antwerp, BE – Trix #
2/24            Paris, FR – Le Bataclan #
2/26            Milan, IT – Alcatraz #
2/27            Lausanne, CH – Les Docks #
2/28            Zurich, CH – Komplex 457 #
3/1              Chemnitz, DE – Sudbahnhof #
3/2              Ostrava, CZ – Garage Club #
3/3              Berlin, DE – Columbia Club #
3/5              Munich, DE – Backstage #
3/6              Saarbrucken, DE – Garage #
3/7              London, UK – Forum #
3/8              Nottingham, UK – Rock City #
3/9              Manchester, UK – HMV Ritz #
3/10            Glasgow, UK – ABC #
# with Cannibal Corpse, DevilDriver, The Black Dahlia Murder

HOUR OF PENANCE U.S. Torture Tour 2012