DANAVA Signs to Tee Pee Records

Portland, OR sci-fi psych-metal rockers DANAVA (pronounced: DON-UH-VUH) signed to NYC’s Tee Pee Records. The group, who just completed a month-long European headlining tour, will enter an undisclosed studio this summer to record their Tee Pee debut and follow up to 2011’s Hemisphere of Shadows, which was called “a 37-minute contact high” by the Sacramento News & Review.

Darkly Hypnotic Herculean Heavyweights Sling Serious Riffs Like its 1971

Speedy and sinuous, DANAVA out rocks, out progs, out psychs and out retro-proto-metals all comers. Led by singer/guitarist/songwriter Greg Meleney, the quartet creates utterly unique astro-rock that is a thing of spectral beauty. Described as “a journey into a parallel sonic universe,” DANAVA’s side-long songs are sprinkled with spacey synth-y FX that push the band’s sound into outer space. This is progressive riff rock; barn-burning scorchers full of unison and tongue-twisting melodic runs that melt listener’s brains. DANAVA’s relentless fret-board wizardry – cast in the spirit of Iommi and Schenker – produces extended elliptical structures that live in a proto-magic era somewhere between Lemmy in Hawkwind and Lemmy in Motörhead, leaving sufficient room for wailing, noodling solos and a vocal croon that is halfway between Ian Gillan or Geddy Lee‘s high-pitched, semi-operatic prowess and Ozzy Osbourne’s insidious howl. The band’s songs list from side to side like a vessel cast adrift on an ocean of battering soundwaves.

“We are absolutely thrilled to partner with Tee Pee Records to unleash the fourth Danava record upon the underground,” comments Meleney.

“Many of our friends and contemporaries have passed through the ranks and we’re thrilled to march onward into the streets with them at our side.”

In the past seven years, DANAVA has unleashed a slew of critically-celebrated releases including the full length records Danava (2006), UnonoU (2008) and Hemisphere of Shadows (2011) as well as split releases with Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats and now – labelmates Earthless and Lecherous Gaze. The band has toured the world relentlessly both as headliners and alongside bands such as Down, Melvins, Witchcraft and Thrones.

In addition to Meleney, DANAVA features Zachariah Dellorto Blackwell (bass), Matthew Oliver (drums) and Andrew Forgash (guitar).

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“What is the sound of one van rocking? That would be the epic sludge riffage and hallucinatory fervor of Danava… sonic thunder, a sort of psych-prog-metal Frankenstein… far too dense and unwieldy to touch the Billboard album chart” – ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

“Danava plays complex and difficult music. It’s metal, sure, but this is definitely metal of the progressive type. There are arpeggios. There are keyboards. There are odd time signatures. There are definitive devil horns of the high-in-the-sky kind. The hard, psych rock of Blue Cheer and Thin Lizzy is a starting point. The finishing line is somewhere very far and very weird” – WILLAMETTE WEEK

“Danava’s psychedelic prog-metal draws from the likes of early Black Sabbath and David Bowie, but only slightly… apocalyptic postpunkdom” – TIME OUT NEW YORK

HUNTRESS Sophomore Album Details Released

HUNTRESS is back with the follow up to their buzz worthy debut album Spell Eater, which was released in 2012. The album, entitled Starbound Beast will be released on June 28 in Europe and on July 2 in North America via Napalm Records. The band recorded the album at Hobby Shop Studios in Los Angeles, CA, working with famed producer Zeuss (Shadows Fall, Hatebreed, Agnostic Front). The artwork for Starbound Beast was created once again by Vance Kelly (Slayer, Ghost B.C., Mastodon).

 

HUNTRESS recently unveiled the debut track, I Want to Fuck You to Death, co-written for singer Jill Janus by legendary Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister.

 Front woman Jill Janus spoke about the collaboration:

“I met Lemmy through my former band Chelsea Girls. We’d play hard rock and metal covers featuring guest celebrities. Lemmy was already friends with the girls, so he played Ace of Spades with us and it blew my mind. We stayed in touch and would meet up at The Rainbow for drinks. So I asked him a few months back over Jack & Cokes if he’d write lyrics for a Huntress song and he said ‘Sure’. A few weeks later, I met him at the studio during Motorhead recording sessions. Lemmy handed me two pieces of notebook paper with the lyrics for I Want to Fuck You to Death. I am beyond honored. To me, this is a love song. It is the most romantic song I’ve ever heard.”

Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister also spoke of the collaboration:

“The first time I heard Jill’s voice with Chelsea Girls, it was phenomenal. I wrote these lyrics from her point of view, the Huntress. I Want to Fuck You to Death was inspired by her, written for her. I’ve always had a soft spot for her. And a hard spot too…”

The song is available as an exclusive stream on the HUNTRESS Facebook Page. When visiting the Facebook page, clicking the “like” button will enable the audio.

In support of Starbound Beast the band will be touring across North America this summer as part of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival.  The band will be featured on the Jagermeister Stage alongside Machine Head, Battlecross & Others. The tour kicks off June 29 in San Bernardino, CA and runs through August 4 in Dallas, TX. A complete list of dates can be found below. The band took part in the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Press Conference and performed live, check out footage HERE.

HUNTRESS was spawned from the preternatural union of Jill Janus with underground metal bands Professor and Dark Black. They thrive on thundering drums, heavy riffs, spectral solos and catchy choruses that come from the band’s musical concoction of occult science and bong rips. HUNTRESS remains true to the roots of melodic heavy metal with a penchant for thrash, death and black metal.

Lineup:
Vocals: Jill Janus
Guitars: Blake Meahl
Guitars: Anthony Crocamo
Bass:    Ian Alden
Drums: Carl Wierzbicky

Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival:
6/29 San Bernardino, CA – San Manuel Amphitheater
6/30 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
7/2 Nampa, ID – Idaho Center Amphitheater
7/3 Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre
7/5 Phoenix, AZ – Desert Sky Pavilion
7/6 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheatre
7/7 Englewood, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
7/10 Toronto, ON – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
7/12 Burgettstown, PA – First Niagara Pavilion
7/13 Scranton, PA – Toyota Pavilion
7/14 Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
7/16 Mansfield, MA – Comcast Center
7/17 Bangor, ME – Bangor Waterfront
7/19 Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center
7/20 Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
7/21 Hartford, CT – The Comcast Theatre
7/23 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
7/24 Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
7/26 Noblesville, IN – Klipsch Music Center
7/27 Tinley Park, IL – First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre
7/28 Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
7/30 Atlanta, GA – Lakewood Amphitheatre
7/31 Tampa, FL – Live Nation Amphitheatre at the FL State
8/2 Austin, TX – Austin 360 Amphitheatre
8/3 The Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
8/4 Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion

Additional Huntress Dates:

7/1 South Lake Tahoe, CA – Whiskey Dick’s Saloon (w/ Battlecross)
7/9 Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection (w/ CoB, Amon Amarth, Battlecross)
7/22 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus (w/ Battlecross)
7/29 Louisville, KY – Expo Five (w/ Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth, Behemoth)
8/7 Sauget, IL – Pop’s Nightclub (w/ Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Battlecross)
8/8 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works (w/ CoB, Amon Amarth, Battlecross)
8/9 Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s Downunder (w/ CoB, Amon Amarth, Battlecross)

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Motorhead Limited Edition Motor-bags

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

MOTÖRHEAD ASSEMBLE LIMITED EDITION “MOTÖR-BAG”

It’s universally agreed amongst headbangers that Motörhead is responsible for some of the greatest all-time hard rock/heavy metal songs (“The Ace of Spades,” “Overkill,” etc.) and albums (‘Ace of Spades,’ ‘No Sleep ’til Hammersmith,’ etc.) – not to mention featuring one of rock’s all-time great characters in their ranks, Lemmy Kilmister. As a result, Motörhead fans are always on the hunt for uncommon and rare items to complete their collection. And now, the group is offering a true treat for their fans, known as “The Motör-Bag.”

Available online via http://www.merchdirect.com/Motorhead, The Motör-Bag is limited to 4,000 copies worldwide, and is packed with exclusive items that you will not find anywhere else. Housed in a Motörhead messenger bag, inside you will find two double vinyl LPs of stunning Motörhead performances (in their entirety), recorded in New York and Manchester – that can only be found in the Motör-Bag package. Additionally, a laminate pass is included, and a piece of ‘The Wörld Is Yours‘ 2010/2011 stage backdrop, mounted and numbered.

Once the 4,000 copies are sold out, this one-of-a-kind Motörhead set will be gone, so order the ultimate live Motör-experience package NOW!

The Wörld Is Ours…

Manchester Apollo, Manchester, UK, Nov. 16th, 2010

Side A

We Are Motörhead
Stay Clean
Be My Baby
Get Back In Line
Rock Out

Side B

Metropolis
Over the Top
One Night Stand
The Thousand Names of God
I Got Mine

Side C

I Know How to Die
The Chase Is Better Than the Catch
In the Name of Tragedy
Just ‘Cos You Got the Power

Side D

Going to Brazil
Killed by Death (with Nina C. Alice)
Ace of Spades
Born to Raise Hell (with Michael Monroe)
Overkill

The Wörld Is Ours…

Best Buy Theater, New York, USA, Feb. 28th, 2011

Side A

WE ARE MOTORHEAD
STAY CLEAN
GET BACK IN LINE
METROPOLIS
OVER THE TOP

Side B

ONE NIGHT STAND
ROCK OUT
THE THOUSAND NAMES OF GOD
I GOT MINE

Side C

I KNOW HOW TO DIE
THE CHASE IS BETTER THAN THE CATCH
IN THE NAME OF TRAGEDY
JUST COS YOU GOT THE POWER

Side D

GOING TO BRAZIL
KILLED BY DEATH (FEAT DORO & TODD YOUTH)
ACE OF SPADES
OVERKILL

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