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INTERVIEW (audio): Big up the Aussie Massive!

Aussie rock ‘n’ roll band Massive have created a bit of a buzz over the past 12 months. Notwithstanding the boost in publicity from glossy music press ‘Full Throttle’ album giveaways and the high-rotation offered by rock radio stations, Massive recently landed themselves a tour slot with UK rockers The Treatment on the ‘Second Bite’ tour along with Buffalo Summer (also tour support) and they’ve been getting rave reviews.

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When the tour with The Treatment ends, they head over to Europe supporting Earache Records labelmates Blackberry Smoke.

Being their first experience of touring the UK and Europe (it won’t be their last), we spoke with Brad Marr (Lead vocal/Rhythm guitar) and Jarrod Medwin (Drums) to find out their thoughts on the crowd’s response to their full throttle (pun intended), no-holds-barred, fist-in-the-face shows.

We began by the boys talking about breakfast…!

INTERVIEW: Big up the Aussie Massive (Brad and Jarrod) by Classicrockshow on Mixcloud

Catch the remaining shows with The Treatment: Monday, 20th October at The Joiners in Southampton, Tuesday, 21st October at Exeter’s Cavern and on Thursday, 23rd October on Brighton’s seafront at the Audio.

Europe, you’re in for a treat…

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Massive links: Facebook, Twitter, Website

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NEWS: Crazy Lixx have a new video + further news on self-titled album release

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Every rock band needs a self titled album – The kind of album that really does the band’s name justice –The kind of album that shows both old and new fans what the band and their music is really all about – The kind of album that is the essence of the band and their sound and the kind of album that is the total sum of years of experience from playing, recording, writing songs and touring. This is that album for Sweden’s Crazy Lixx.

“We were discussing possible titles for the album and we didn’t really feel like any of the suggestions were quite right. Then I came up with the idea of a making it a self titled album and we all agreed this was the right time for one. You know, bearing the very name of the band, a self-titled album does have a lot to live up to, but we all felt that this album has what it takes to represent the band as a whole, both in terms of the songs, the sound and the performance.” – says lead singer and producer Danny Rexon.

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With their fourth release, Crazy Lixx have grown as a band and perfected their personal sound into 11 anthemic rock songs that will satisfy both the hard core Lixx fans as well as fans of melodic hard rock and hair metal in general. By combining the strategies of recording and producing the album themselves along with utilizing the mixing qualities of the great Chris Laney, the sound of the album has once again returned to the bombastic sound of Crazy Lixx’ earlier work while at the same time adding the improved song-writing and playing qualities of today’s Crazy Lixx.

“We’ve learned a lot through the years, especially when it comes to the recording process and we’ve put all that knowledge and experience to use on this album. We used many different studio settings to record different parts of the album and didn’t rush the recording but made sure everything was as good as it could get. At the same time we didn’t want to be too nitpicking with details, I mean we’re still in the business of rock n’ roll, right?”– adds guitarist and co-producer of the album Andy Zata (formerly Dawson).

Crazy Lixx have just released a new video ‘Hell Raising Women’, the opening track of the new album.

In addition to returning to the old Crazy Lixx sound the band has also re-recorded fan favorite “Heroes are Forever” which was originally on the band’s first, now out of print album.  “It’s this one song, that was our first single back in around 2006, that we’ve played on almost every live show we’ve done since then, but when we started to think about it, it was a song that a lot of our fans had no chance of ever listening to. The first album, ‘Loud Minority’, which was released on a minor independent label, was only released in a limited printing which has long since sold out, and it isn’t available digitally either. Still we felt that the track was one of those songs that had a really fundamental Crazy Lixx vibe to it, so we decided to record it again and give the fans a nice treat. If you ask me, it came out way better this second time around.” – says drummer Joél Cirera.

crazy lixx lWith the addition of bassist Jens Sjöholm and the return of original drummer Joél Cirera, Crazy Lixx Mk III has been proven to be the best constellation to date, both in concert and on a recording.“I think the fans will really enjoy what we’ve got in store for them with this album. Killer songs, great sound and memorable hooks combined with a bit of the twin guitar action and riff-based approach that we added to the sound on our last album.” – says guitarist Edd Liam.

 

Newest and youngest member, bassist Jens Sjöholm adds: “Being my first album release with Crazy Lixx I don’t really have any special expectations, but hearing the final result and seeing how fired up the guys are about it makes me look forward to seeing the reactions of the fans and media.”

It’s really a bit of a do or die, no guts, no glory situation – after all, you only get one chance to do a self titled album, so make sure you do it good.” – concludes Danny Rexon

CRAZY LIXX are…DANNY REXON Vocals, JOÈL CIRERA Drums, ANDY ZATA Guitar & B.Vocals, JENS SJOHOLM Bass, EDD LIAM Guitar & B.Vocals

‘Crazy Lixx’ release date (Frontiers Records): EU: November 7th, NA: November 10th 

Tracklisting: Hell Raising Women; Sound Of The Loud Minority; Outlaw; Girls Of The 80’s; I Missed The Mark; All Looks, No Hooks; Ain’t No Rest In Rock N’ Roll; Call To Action; Heroes Are Forever; Psycho City; Wrecking Ball Crew.

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NEWS: ‘Back To The 80s’ Part 2 – Classic Rock from 1981!

We’re on it like a car bonnet this evening!

See you at 7pm.

Click here for all the info: NEWS: ‘Back To The 80s’ Part 2 – Classic Rock from 1981!.

Cheers!

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INTERVIEW: Hear Nate Bergman of Lionize giving us his thoughts ahead of LOTR2

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You would have had to have been hiding under a very large stone not to have heard that ‘Lords Of The Riff 2′ is soon to bring three of the best up and coming bands together for a tour of the UK.

LOTR 2 begins next month, November 2014, taking in Leeds, Glasgow, Liverpool, Newcastle, Nottingham, Manchester, Colchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Stoke and London.

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Kyng, Anti-Mortem and Lionize have each worked on their craft for a good number of years – since the mid-to-late noughties – steadily growing their fan-base through the writing of great sounding music and seemingly tireless touring.

Lionize came over to the UK for the very first time earlier this year as tour support for fellow Weathermaker lablemates Clutch. The band complemented the headline act admirably, to the extent that the buzz heard coming out of the gigs was not just about Clutch, but Lionize too.

We caught up with Nate Bergman (Guitar/Vocals) to see how the band felt about returning to the UK.

Listen to the interview here:

Interview with Nate Bergman of Lionize ahead of touring Lords Of The Riff 2 by Classicrockshow on Mixcloud

Give ‘em a Like/Follow:

Website – lionizemusic.com

Facebook – facebook.com/LIONIZEMUSIC

Twitter – @LionizeMusic

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NEWS: ‘Back To The 80s’ Part 2 – Classic Rock from 1981!

 

Since we announced the ‘Back To The 80s’ series of shows some months ago, we’ve attracted a number of enquiries about what songs we’ll be playing. Not only that, but we’ve received some fantastic suggestions about what to play.

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What can we tell you about this Thursday’s show [Facebook event link here]? Well, hang on to your band patch and stud-adorned denim waistcoat, ‘cos here’s a little taster!

Thin Lizzy, Samson, Iron Maiden, Gillan, Michael Schenker, Rolling Stones, Tygers Of Pan Tang, The Rods, Trust, Rose Tattoo, Budgie, Graham Bonnet, Girlschool, Black Sabbath, Demon, Venom, Praying Mantis, Blackfoot, Molly Hatchet, Van Halen, More, Slade, Blue Oyster Cult, Whitesnake, AC/DC….

And so the list goes on!

We’ll do our level best to ensure that what’s played will satisfy your thirst for reliving those memories of yesteryear. Remember ‘Monsters Of Rock’ returning to Castle Donnington…a rather wet Donny!?

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Join us from 7pm this Thursday for Part 2 of ‘Back To The 80s’ via the links found at www.theclassicrockshow.co.uk

Cheers!

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Have a listen to Slash talking about his new album ‘World On Fire’

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Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators, has returned with brand new album ‘World on Fire’.

The lead single to the album ’30 Years To Life’ as well as the album’s title track, have received huge radio support from pretty much every rock radio station known to mankind, including independent local radio.

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‘World on Fire’ contains a colossal 17 tracks and is Slash’s third solo album, the previous two being self-titled, if you remember, and ‘Apocalyptic Love’.

You can listen to the world’s most iconic guitarist talk about it right here!

Slash talking about his new album World On Fire by Classicrockshow on Mixcloud

The hardest working man in the business brings his unique brand of rock ‘n’ f’n roll to UK arenas this November/December, with all venues on the verge of selling out, be sure to get yours quick!

Fri 28th Nov – MANCHESTER Phones 4U Arena
Sat 29th Nov – LEEDS Arena
Mon 1st Dec – BIRMINGHAM, LG Arena
Tue 2nd Dec – LONDON Wembley Arena
Thu 4th Dec – GLASGOW Hydro Arena

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Hear the thoughts of King 810’s David Gunn ahead of their debut headline UK tour

The most controversial band in the world, King 810, unleashed ‘War Outside’ ahead of their debut headline UK tour! Check out the stunning live video from the Rockstar Energy Mayhem tour filmed this summer here:

Hailing from Flint, Michigan, dubbed America’s most dangerous city due to high murder rates and violent crime – seven times the national average, vocalist David Gunn’s lyrics will tell you stories and paint pictures in your head depicting the quartet’s troubled lives.

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After perfecting their ferocious live show across America on the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival with A7X, Korn and Trivium, King810 will lay waste to UK venues in September before joining Slipknot at Knotfest in October.

Tue 23rd Sep – BRISTOL Thekla
Wed 24th Sep – GLASGOW Classic Grand
Thu 25th Sep – BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy 2
Fri 26th Sep – LONDON Islington Academy
Sat 27th Sep – MANCHESTER Academy 3

The ‘live’ set will include songs taken from their album ‘Memoirs of a Murder’ which is out now on Roadrunner Records. Get it on iTunes here.

The thoughts of King 810’s David Gunn ahead of their debut headline UK tour can be heard here:

The thoughts of King 810's David Gunn ahead of their debut headline UK tour by Classicrockshow on Mixcloud

Get with King 810 via these links:

king810.comwww.facebook.com/KING810FLINT@KING810FLINT

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