Look Mom, No Hands! #TWRradio goes solo

The Welding Room radio program made its on air debut sometime in 1994.

Over the years, Rik Johnson managed to trick various radio stations into opening the doors to #TWRradio

Obviously, when it came to terrestrial radio, content & language were issue to behold, but since the program graduated from traditional airways to an internet/non-traditional exclusive medium, dirty words & such were no longer an issue… Although, it’s a rarity for Johnson himself to swear on-air.

Anyhow, to celebrate Cinco de Mayo (not really. Purely coincidence), #TWRradio Family will officially remove the training wheels tonight!

  1. Download the listen.pls file http://sc11.spacialnet.com/listen.pls?sid=962
  2. LISTEN LIVE via iTunes, WinAmp or VLC player
  3. SPREAD THE WORD!

X-COPS Sheriff Tubb Tucker, Live on The Welding Room!

The Welding Room welcomes X-Cops‘ sheriff Tubb Tucker to the program on Tuesday, May 14th at 5:00pm ET. Plus, a special guest interview segment with bassist, Casey Orr!

X-Cops will be reuniting for their first live performance since 1996 at the annual GWAR-B-Q on Saturday, August 17th in Richmond, Virginia.

X-Cops: Sheriff Tubb Tucker (pictured in brown w/ arms crossed)

 

ENTHRONED Announce New Live Dates

Belgium’s renowned black metal outfit ENTHRONED confirmed a bunch of new live dates in Europe, including four festival appearances:

4/26 – Wroclaw (Poland) – Club Liverpool
4/27 – Kraków (Poland) – Club Studencki Kwadrat
5/31 – Beograd (Serbia) – Darkness Rising Festival  (with Emptiness)
6/29 – Barcelona (Spain) – Move Your Fucking Brain Extreme Festival
7/27 – Buze-Steenwijk (Holland) – Stonehenge Festival
8/03 – Spital am Semmering (Austria) – Metal Invasion Open Air Festival
12/08 – Newcastle-Upon-Tyne (UK) – Northumbria University

The band will be touring in support of their latest full-length album entitled Obsidium, released in March 2012 on Agonia Records. The album was quoted as one the best 2012 metal releases by PopMatters. Premier track off Obsidium is available at this location:
http://soundcloud.com/agoniarecords/enthroned-nonvs-sacramentum

More news on the band: https://www.facebook.com/Frater.Silurian

For more info and shopping with Agonia Records visit: www.agoniarecords.com
For general info and order inquires contact: info@agoniarecords.com
For promotional info contact: promotion@agoniarecords.com
Agonia Records myspace: www.myspace.com/agoniarecords

Agonia Records facebook: www.facebook.com/agoniarecords

*NEW: Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/AgoniaRec
**NEW: Twitter: https://twitter.com/agoniarecords

LOUNA: Hot Russian Singer! – Tons of New Album Promo Crap

Russian rockers LOUNA are pleased to share a new, exclusive video interview with Revolver Magazine. In the interview, the band discusses the new album Behind a Mask, rewriting their songs in English, misconceptions about LOUNA based on stereotypes, and more. You can watch the video now at Revolvermag.com.

LOUNA is poised to take over the American hard-rock scene with their new album, Behind A Mask, in-stores and available online April 30, 2013 via Red Decade Records and MEG/RED. Behind A Mask will open the eyes and ears of the American rock music scene by showcasing the pure blistering talent of LOUNA and the soaring vocals of the band’s lead singer Lousine “Lou” Gevorkian (in a world that has become immersed in autotune and over-production, Behind A Mask boasts true musical talent with only 10-15 seconds of vocal correction on the entire 45-minute record). Behind A Mask features 10 of the band’s best songs from their first two albums and have been painstakingly adapted into English by American producer and lyricist Travis Leake (the SLoT). The album was mixed by renowned producer/engineer Dan Korneff (Breaking Benjamin, The Pretty Reckless, Papa Roach, My Chemical Romance, Paramore) and mastering duties were handled by the legendary Ted Jensen of Sterling Sound, New York.

You can pre-order Behind a Mask now at Amazon.com. As of last month, the band released two new tracks, Business and Mama, via iTunes and Amazon. Download the tracks at the links below.

Download Mama – Amazon iTunes
Download Business – Amazon iTunes

LOUNA has a brand new music video for the track Business coming soon. View the new teaser video for the track now at CraveOnline.com. The full music video for Business is one of the most expensive and elaborate productions in Russian music history according to the film company, InnerVision.

LOUNA released their first album, Let’s Get Louder in December of 2010, selling out every venue during their first national tour of Russia supporting the album. Two singles, Fight Club and Let’s Get Louder reached #1 on the Russian radio charts, with Fight Club remaining in the top 10 for a record-breaking 16 weeks and also being named the 2011 Rock Song of the Year at the annual Nashe Awards. Along with this, LOUNA was nominated for Breakthrough Artist and Solo Performance of the year. Their second album, The Time of X, released in February of 2012 has already produced a #1 single, Mama, and their most recent single People Looking Up entered the Russian charts in the top 10.

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LOUNA:
Lou Gevorkian (vocals)
Vitaly Demidenko (bass)
Rouben Kazariyan (guitar)
Sergey Ponkratiev (guitar)
Leonid “Pilot” Kinzbursky (drums)

For more information on LOUNA, please visit these websites:

www.lounarocks.com
www.reddecaderecords.com

***Behind A Mask and the single Mama were originally slated for release through RDR via Rocket Science Ventures/The Orchard, with the original album release date as April 23, 2013. Due to a new deal signed by Red Decade Records LLC with Membran Entertainment Group/Sony RED, the single (as well as any other past or future LOUNA release) is no longer available through RDR via RSV/Orchard and is now available online via iTunes and Amazon through MEG/ RED. Behind A Mask will now be released via MEG/RED on April 30, 2013 in the U.S. and Canada. All future Red Decade Records LLC releases will be released through MEG/RED as well. Red Decade Records LLC apologizes for any confusion regarding this release and feels that this new partnership with Membran Entertainment will allow LOUNA and our other artists to reach more people in a more effective manner.

 

ARCKANUM Debut New Song

Cult black metal outfit ARCKANUM premiered a new song from it’s forthcoming new record, Fenris Kindir. The new track, titled Dolgrinn is streaming via Pitchfork. Fenris Kindir is slated for a North American release on May 14.

Regarding the new album, ARCKANUM mastermind Shamaatae (ex-GROTESQUE) said,

“This album is a dedication to the flaming giant-wolf, son of Loki; created from the Chaos-fires of Múspellsheimr. It is a tribute to the wrathful giant-wolf, son of Angrboða, found in the Ironwood where he is breeding hordes of giant monstrous wolves with Angrboða. His victorious name is Fenrir, also called Tungls Tjúgari! Hail Fenrir!”

Shamaatae continues;

“The sounds and music on this album are my auditory vision of the march of Fenrir convoyed with his hordes of giant wolves from the depths of the underworld to face Ragna Rök with warlike glory – deformed giant-wolves swarming in thousands. This is my tribute to the wrathful, harsh and untamed anti-nature of Fenrir’s mighty essence! The anti-cosmic enemy of the worlds! Heill Tungls Tjúgari! Heilir Fenris Synir!”

The cover art and full tracklisting for Fenris Kindir is as follows:

Tracklisting:
1. Fenris Kindir Grúa
2. Tungls Tjúgari
3. Dólgrinn
4. Hatarnir
5. Hamrami
6. Fenris Gangr
7. Vargøld
8. Angrboða
9. Úskepna
10. Spell
11. Sólbøls Sigr
12. Lycanthropia [Necromantia cover, bonus track on digital and LP editions]

Fenris Kindir is available for pre-order at the Season of Mist E-shop. Fenris Kindir is available as a CD, and as a limited LP in three different colors: red (limited to 150 copies), yellow (limited to 450 copies) and black (limited to 700).

Additional information available at Season of Mist website and ARCKANUM Facebook page

Tsurumi Records Releases Indie Horror Film Soundtrack

Seattle-based indie punk and garage rock record label Tsurumi Records release their first-ever soundtrack for the underground indie horror flick The Revenant to online and physical stores today.

The Revenant marks the label’s first-ever release through their new digital distribution partner, French Kiss Label Group as well as the label’s first-ever soundtrack release. The physical release on CD is through their long-time partner, CPI Distribution, available through stores nationwide.

Staying true to vinyl, in May the label will also issue 500 limited edition vinyl copies of The Revenant on picture disc, with a subset specially packaged for fans of The Revenant through www.Fangoria.com. Vinyl pre-orders can be purchased now at www.tsurumirecords.com

“We are label focused on vinyl productions and this soundtrack is no different in that way,” enthuses label owner and Seattle resident Jeff Davis.

“We think fans of the movie will want these as collector items.”

The Revenant soundtrack features music from Tsurumi acts like garage punks The Beautiful Mothers and experimental rockers The Second Academy, international acts Aqualush and La Mala Rodriguez, classical music from two companies and even an appearance from seminal underground sensation The Shaggies.

“I’ve always been inspired by really good soundtracks, like Pulp Fiction and Clockwork Orange,” Davis adds.

Three years ago Davis’ good friend and independent film maker Kerry Prior, approached him about collaborating on a soundtrack for The Revenant; a modern take on a classic horror story, which he wrote, directed and produced.

The childhood friends grew up together in Cleveland, OH listening to and playing punk rock.

The Revenant began its film festival run with a premier at the 2009 at Toronto’s “After Dark” Fest, upon which they dubbed it one of the “10 Movies To See Before You Die.” It later ran in theaters in 2012 and is now out on DVD. Reviews ranging from diverse sources such as The Newark Star-Ledger to DreadCentral.com declare it “sure to become a cult classic.”

The film focuses on Second Lieutenant Bart Gregory (David Anders), who is killed under mysterious circumstances in Iraq only to find out that he didn’t really die. Rather, he is undead: a zombie-vampire hybrid, known as the Revenant. Bart needs blood to hold back decomposition and he finds his way around his new state against the dark backdrop of downtown Los Angeles.

The Revenant appears to be moving towards that cult status with a solid underground and online fan base that is growing daily. Every cult classic needs a killer soundtrack and now fans of The Revenant won’t have to wait any longer.

The Revenant Official Facebook Page:  www.facebook.com/TheRevenantisComing
The Revenant Official Website: www.therevenantmovie.com