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By Stampede Press UK, Apr 26 2016 04:00PM

C.F. KIP WINGER - Conversations With Nijinsky, Ghosts, A Parting Grace


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“Kip Winger is one of the best writers of the past three decades. Playing a 12-string guitar, with no other accompaniment, you realise he is a brilliant musician.” (Classic Rock Magazine, UK)

C.F. Kip Winger, the multi-platinum recording artist, composer and producer, may be known best for his success with rock band, Winger, and his early days as bass player with Alice Cooper. However the range and scope of his musical journey can be more fully experienced in his solo work, This Conversation Seems Like A Dream, Songs From The Ocean Floor, From The Moon To The Sun.

Now C.F. Kip Winger will release his debut classical album with the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra. Recorded at SkyWalker Sound, conducted by Martin West and co-produced by C.F. Kip Winger and 4 time Grammy winner Leslie Ann Jones, the new album features Winger’s acclaimed Ballet Ghosts, choreographed by Tony Award-winner Christopher Wheeldon, Conversations with Nijinsky, and the new composition A Parting Grace.

Pre-order the new classical cd (signed by Kip) now at and receive a download of exclusive new acoustic version of So Long China from Winger’s Better Days Comin’ album. The VBI Classic Recording will be distributed digitally by and is available for pre-order at iTunes with two instant gratification tracks.

“I've spent my life dedicated to music” , Winger explains, “Since my early days with Alice Cooper I've always known that my ultimate destination was composing classical music for the orchestra. It's been a great honor to work with Martin West, Leslie Ann Jones and this superb orchestra.”

Conversations with Nijinsky recently had its performance premiere by The San Francisco Ballet Orchestra, at their 40th anniversary concert at Herbst Theatre, War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco, California:

“It is an exciting and dynamic piece in four movements that progresses from a fiery, crazed fanfare to an ingeniously dizzy waltz, pausing for a moment of existential, angsty introspection before ending with a bittersweet monumentality.” (Stanford Arts Review)

“Conversations with Nijinsky by C.F. Kip Winger is a winner. It has everything in spades.” (Piedmont Post)

“Kip Winger has captured my father's heart and soul. Many have been inspired by Nijinsky in words and dance, but no one, until now, in music. Nijinsky was inspired by the music he heard. And now, Kip Winger reminds us of Nijinsky's genius with his work.” - Dame Tamara Nijinsky

About Winger the band

Multi platinum selling hard rock band Winger returned with their sixth studio album Better Days Comin' in 2014. The release saw the band back in the Billboard Top 100 and receive critically acclaimed reviews worldwide:

"Winger's blood is still are the tunes!" (Kerrang Magazine, UK)

"Tin Soldier showcases Winger building on their previous album's tendency toward prog-rock, delivering an intricate landscape that basks in harmonic, melodic components that weave through three different time signatures. Winger doing prog rock? It's not a total shocker.” (Guitar World, USA)

“I was struck by the high level of musicality within the band and the charisma of Kip Winger. I can still feel the magic and the power of this group.” - Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater)

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By Stampede Press UK, Apr 22 2016 08:30AM


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British thrash metal 4 piece, Bull-Riff Stampede, follow up their debut album Scatter the Ground with the eagerly awaited sophomore album Enraging The Beast this July.

Featuring 10 brand new tracks, this new album promises to intensify the Bull-Riff Stampede sonic experience. Honing the savagery of their 1st release and the ferocity of the band's live show, Enraging The Beast is a potent collection of hard and heavy music; dark, fast, heavy and varied: the new songs will satisfy fans of sledgehammer thrash and death metal.

For the new album, Bull-Riff Stampede have teamed up with Pledge Music to offer a limited number of exclusives to accompany this release, including:

. Limited edition digipak, features exclusive cover art different to the general release. The 1st 100 of these will be numbered and are black disc versions.

. Exclusive Enraging The Beast t-shirt, badge and patch cd bundles.

. Rare mixes and unheard demos from the debut album Scatter The Ground.

. All pledgers will receive the album digitally a month prior to the official release on 13th July 2016.

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Bull-Riff Stampede burst onto the metal scene in 2011 with their debut album Scatter The Ground and immediately made an impact with their ferocious take on thrash metal.

Metal Hammer Magazine called the band " a new level of hostility”, with Terrorizer Magazine praising Bull-Riff Stampede as " a powerful blend of furious thrash with the angriest death metal ferocity."

Following live performances at Download Festival, Bloodstock Festival, Wacken Open Air, Hammerfest and Headbangers Balls, plus support to the likes of Sylosis, Sepultura, Evile, Onslaught, Beholder, Evil Scarecrow, Grand Magus, Lawnmower Deth, Xentrix and more; Bull-Riff Stampede have an abundance of experience under their belt, and now they've produced one of the best thrash albums you'll hear this year.

Enraging The Beast was co-produced by Gabriele Ravaglia and Bull-Riff Stampede, and mixed and mastered at Fear Studio, Ravenna in Italy by Gabriele Ravaglia. Original cover artwork by David Mancini at Dartworks Drawstroy.


1. Enraging The Beast

2. Mindless Heresy

3. Dawn Of Disease

4. 4125

5. Devoid Of Pretension

6. Pieces Of Hate

7. Bite The Nail (Reborn)

8. Bloodchild

9. System Shocker

10. Lone Ember

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. Bull-Riff Stampede on Facebook

Photo Credit: Alison Richards at Oath Photography

Enraging The Beast (music video) produced by Andy Pilkington at Very Metal Art

By Stampede Press UK, Apr 19 2016 01:07PM

Italian Alt-Metal Band KLOGR Teams With Grammy Award-Winning Producer DAVID BOTTRILL For Third Full-Length Studio Album In September 2016

Music Video For Single 'Breathing Heart' Out Next Week

Italian alternative / progressive metal group KLOGR (pronounced Key-Log-Are) is very pleased to announce that their upcoming third full-length album will be produced by three-time Grammy award-winning producer David Bottrill (Tool, Stone Sour, Muse, Rush). The band will enter the studio in September 2016.

KLOGR vocalist and guitarist Rusty states, "I believe that David Bottrill is gifted with a broad and open-minded vision on music. The proof of this is that he had worked on some of the most significant albums of very different artists and always creating a great deal of musical empathy. It's an honor for me to have David as the producer of KLOGR's new album."

David Bottrill said, "I chose to work with KLOGR because I liked the music, thought they had great potential and I felt I had something to contribute to the music."

KLOGR is set to premiere a brand new music video for their track "Breathing Heart" (video trailer, a single from the band's previous album 'Make Your Stand'. Stay tuned for the premiere, tentatively scheduled for Thursday, 28th April. The video was shot at the historical Carpi Theatre, featuring Milanese actress, Veronica Sogni.

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By Stampede Press UK, Apr 12 2016 05:00PM

Californian trio release one of 2015’s best rock EPs and now their sights are set on debut album and UK tour.

"Catchy choruses, memorable riffs and vocals that spare no emotion...I sincerely hope they come over to the UK soon because if their live performances are anything as good as their studio work, then this will make them a must see act." - Metal Talk

"Idlewar announce themselves in fine style...there’s a real kick to opener 'Chunk Of Me' and you imagine that this would sound incredible in a live setting" - Maximum Volume Music

As heard on Planet Rock Radio

Idlewar are set to up the ante in 2016 with the release of their new music video 'Out Of My Head' and the promise of a release for their highly anticipated debut album.

A short, sharp, slice of rock that oozes groove, riffs and a HUGE chunk of melody, 'Out Of My Head' grabs your attention from the opening notes and doesn't let up until the end, making you want to push replay again and again.

"The phrase 'Out of My Head' came to me one day" explains Idlewar drummer, Pete Pagonis "I sang that phrase to James (Blake - frontman / bassist) and we talked about the concept of wanting to shake the chatter out of your head that hinders you and keeps you awake at night".

Idlewar's frontman agrees "Absolutely, it's an observation I'm sure many of us can relate to, especially in this digital age. The video in essence captures a 'business' person with artistic aspirations, coming home to rest and dream of the place he'd rather be...rocking out on a rooftop! The principal character needs to shake off the worries of his work life so he is free to enjoy his passion, much like many of us do on a daily basis."

For fans of Foos hooks, lovers of Clutchesque grooves and modern rock ala Royal Blood, 'Out Of My Head' is taken from Idlewar's debut ep 'Dig In' and is a "must have". Released last summer, the ep has been featured in various zine’s ‘Best Of 2015’ polls, with the UK taking Idlewar to their hearts and asking the question “When can we SEE this band LIVE?”

"We've been blown away by the response to the EP, it's incredible!" says Blake "right now we're focused on producing the best debut album we possibly can and YES, absolutely UK, book us and we will come. Let's do this!"

. iTunes: 'Out Of My Head' + b-side 'Stay With You'

. Idlewar on Facebook

By Stampede Press UK, Apr 10 2016 06:52PM

Nottingham metal powerhouse pulverise with new lyric video + UK tour announcement with Brutai

"Astonishing! In a world of 2-dimensional rock, THAT is what you need to blow away the cobwebs" - BBC Introducing

"Ear rattling metal...catchiness, brutality and melody are all here in this EP" - Metal Hammer

"Blistering blast-beats and collosal breakdowns are effortlessly fused with haunting vocal melodies and desperate demonic screams" - Terrorizer

Following Terrorizer Magazine's premiere of their new lyric video 'Shutter To The Light', Nottingham metal band THE FIVE HUNDRED have announced a UK Tour with rising stars BRUTAI this May.

This latest news follows a big run of live shows for The Five Hundred including support slots to Mushroomhead, Sworn Amongst and festival announcements for Trojan Fest (with Martyr Defiled and Shields), Macmillan Fest (with Sikth, INME) and Mammothfest (with Textures, Heart Of A Coward and fellow UK breaking band, Krysthla).

"There are already fans in the crowd from the moment they step out on stage, but there is no doubt they leave tonight with a whole heap more." - Already Heard (March 2016, The Five Hundred support Mushroomhead on their UK Tour)

Produced, mixed & mastered by Justin Hill (Betraying The Martyrs, Sikth) The Five Hundred's debut EP 'Winters' is a powerful statement of pure unadulterated modern metal. Sonically brutal in their delivery, The Five Hundred pulverise eardrums with a blend of crushing grooves and belligerent aggression tastefully meshed together with haunting vocal melodies, demonic screams and soaring choruses.

With 'Shutter To The Light', The Five Hundred once again showcase why they are one of the UK's best up n' coming metal bands and are set to release new music in 2016 plus announce further live dates.

16th April - DERBY - The Hairy Dog (w/ Sworn Amongst)

1st May - NOTTINGHAM - Trojan Fest (w/ Martyr Defiled, Shields)

6th May - NORTHAMPTON - The Bantham (w/ Brutai)

7th May - WORTHING - Bar 42 (w/ Brutai)

8th May - BRIGHTON - Sticky Mikes (w/ Brutai)

13th May - BOURNEMOUTH - Sound Circus (w/ Brutai)

14th May - BRISTOL - Gryphon (w/ Brutai)

15th May - BASINGSTOKE - Sanctuary (w/ Brutai)

17th July - COVENTRY - Sophie Fest @ The Arches; in aid of The Sophie Lancaster Foundation

3rd Sept - NOTTINGHAM - Macmillan Fest @ Rock City (w/ Sikth, INME)

30th Sept - BRIGHTON - MammothFest @ The Haunt (w/ Textures, Heart Of A Coward, Krysthla)

1st Oct - BRISTOL - Gryphfest (w/ Shields)

. Terrorizer 'Shutter To The Light' video premiere

. The Five Hundred on Facebook

By Stampede Press UK, Apr 9 2016 07:00AM


Resin Events in association with Firebug & Andy Wright present 'UPRISING' – A full day of metal over three stages featuring a host of the heaviest bands on the touring circuit along with the final of the East Midlands Bloodstock Festival's 'Metal 2 The Masses'.

Motorhead axeman Phil Campbell will be bringing his All Star Band to headline the event with a barrage of Rock N Roll classics along with Motorhead tracks as we raise our beers to the late great Lemmy Kilminster … anyone remember 2013 when Phil and the band played “Killed By Death” on the Bloodstock Jagermeister Stage?

Hell - With the band's stunning live performance at Bloodstock Festival 2013 being one of the absolute highlights and numerous accolades from the press/media including band and album of the year awards, Hell's special guest slot at Uprising is not to be missed.

Quite possibly the heaviest band on planet earth Conan will destroy all in their path. With primal monolithic tones guitarist Jon Paul Davis, Bassist Chris Fielding and drummer Rich Lewis will leave the De Montfort Hall in a state of euphoric doom!

Madmen Acid Reign are back in action! After a lengthy hiatus and after a monumental return in 2015 they’re set to bring their brand of obnoxiously humorous Thrash back to Leicester. Time to get ya Thrash pants back on kids!

Beholder - The British progressive metal legends are about to release their best album to date with 'Reflections' ("Beholder have impressed...excellently crafted and crushingly performed...this is without a doubt the most cohesive collection of songs that they have put to their name to so far" - Metal Hammer) after having recently set a new standard in Kickstarter campaigns and as true supporters of underground music, Uprising is honoured Beholder will be joining the party!

Frontman Simon Hall said "Beholder are delighted to join the Uprising - trust us when we say this will be a day none of us will forget!"

Swamp Delta Featuring Robber Byker of Gaye Bikers on Acid and Screaming Delta Anderson, The Porkbeast, Denizen Blink Cyclone and not forgetting Rob Vomit all formerly of Crazyhead, Swamp Delta are a 21st century Urban Bastard Blues Band from South Wigston Swamp Delta Zone. this promises to be something special.

The band that puts the X in Extreme Metal, Aghast are a four-piece extreme metal band from London, formed after a drinking competition and subsequent visit to the medical tent!

With their full on show this promises to open up the pit and lay down a barrage of force!

Reading based Morass of Molasses bring a warmth of sludge based swamp blues that’ll render you void of controlling your limbs as you involuntarily bang your head and sway to the hypnotic sounds. Not to be missed.

Leicester based Mage are local heroes and a true testament to band brotherhood. With 3 full releases to date and an army of support for their stoner/doom sounds they have vowed to remain “Goddamn Heavy” in honour of the recently deceased guitarist Ben Aucott. Blaze up and come worship at the alter of the mighty Mage.

Local metal legends and previous M2tM winners Internal Conflict open up the MAINSTAGE after the Metal 2 the Masses final. The Uprising promotors spoke to the band recently and this was their reaction, "Uprising!! We are humbled and thankful for the opportunity to play at UPRISING. The work ResinEvents and Firebug are putting into the event, and the Leicester branch of Bloodstock Metal 2 the Masses which culminates at the famous Demontfort Hall is incredible, and seeing the way our home city has turned out in force for the heats is great to see. As past winners of Metal 2 The Masses, we are proud and honoured to be a part of UPRISING and to play upon such a legendary stage, with a line up of fantastic bands."


Taking place from 3pm this will see the finalists battle it out for a coveted slot at this years Bloodstock Open Air Festival. Playing on the Hobgoblin Newblood Stage this offers bands a massive leg up to be seen in front of so many metalheads, to network with media and bands from all over the globe and to reach the next level for the band. Not only that but they get to play with acts such as Slayer, Anthrax, Mastodon, Behemoth, Twisted Sister, Gojira and loads more …

With heats being held at The Firebug throughout the build up why not get along and see who the contenders are .. THE COMPETITION IS FIERCE!


Feeling the energy of later day giants such as Alice in Chains and Stone Temple Pilots – Resin are a 5 piece that offer this and so much more. With their unique twist on the 90’s grunge vibe their music is perfectly suited to an acoustic setting. Emotive and always looking to expand boundaries Resins headline set promises to be one of the highlights.

James Cull & Rhett Barrow will also be bringing their acoustic flavours to the stage.

With plenty more bands still to be announced Uprising also offers Burlesque Acts, Comedians, Real Ale Bar, Food Court, Mini Market, Gaming Area and loads more!

Uprising takes place on 4th June at the iconic Leicester De Montfort Hall.

Tickets £17.50 from DMH, Firebug and Resin Events – link :

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One day of Metal not enough? Try the Firebug Friday Warm Up Show.

By Stampede Press UK, Apr 1 2016 04:29PM


Less than twelve months after releasing their critically-acclaimed debut album, Melbourne-based rock n’ roll nomads Palace Of The King are pleased to announce the upcoming release of their second full-length album, 'Valles Marineris'.

Set to land on 15th July 2016, 'Valles Marineris' deepens Palace Of The King’s footprint on the international rock music scene by expanding on the “raw, energetic, imaginative and boundary-pushing” (Dedicated Rocker Society) qualities of their debut through an all-new 10 track collection of blues and psych-infused hard rock.

Led by the bruising gospel-tinged riffathon of ‘Let The Blood Run Free’, Valles Marineris is both eclectic and unrelenting right through to the final eerie piano fadeout of album closer ‘Into The Black’.

Vocalist Tim Henwood comments “I feel like we’re really honing in on our own distinctive sound now. I love our early recordings but after traveling around the world and playing over 300 shows in our first three years as a band, we’re growing and evolving. It’s real, it’s from the heart and we can’t wait to let this one out of the box.”

Having always placed equal importance on the visual component of each release, the band once again enlisted award-winning tattoo artist Kristian Kimonides for the album artwork, whose original painting was inspired by the music and lyrics of Valles Marineris.

With extensive tour dates already scheduled in Australia, USA and Europe, 2016 is set to be Palace Of The King’s best and most prolific year yet.

'Valles Marineris' tracklist

1) Let The Blood Run Free

2) Beyond The Valley

3) Black Cloud

4) The Bridge Of The Gods

5) We Are The Vampires

6) Empire Of The Sun

7) Sick As A Dog

8) River Of Fire

9) Throw Me To The Wolves

10) Into The Black

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By Stampede Press UK, Mar 22 2016 11:10AM

One of the best new bands of last year continues to set 2016 on fire!

It's official, Krysthla has been confirmed to play this year's Bloodstock Festival on the prestigious Sophie Lancaster Stage. The five piece wrecking machine from Northamptonshire continue to impress, since releasing their debut album 'A War Of Souls And Desires' last September. Devoured by press and music fans alike, Krysthla's album has seen them break into Amazon's Top Ten chart alongside Iron Maiden and Disturbed, featured instore at HMV as a 'Recommended Buy' and the band was spotlighted by Metal Hammer magazine.

News of Krysthla's slot at this year's Bloodstock follows recent announcements including touring with Decapitated in April and a stunning Mammothfest slot in September, that features Krysthla live with Textures, Heart Of A Coward and The Five Hundred.

Bloodstock Festival 2016 has already confirmed the likes of Slayer, Mastodon, Twisted Sister, Anthrax, Gojira, Witchsorrow, Fear Factory, with more to follow, and with this year's 'Metal 2 The Masses' making waves nationwide and internationally - this year's Bloodstock is set to be the best and biggest yet!

. Official Website

. Krysthla on Facebook

. Bloodstock tickets

By Stampede Press UK, Mar 11 2016 08:00AM

Following the release of their crushing debut album in September, UK extreme metal band KRYSTHLA continue to rise with the announcement that they have been confirmed for DECAPITATED's 'Blood Mantra Blakan' tour in April. The thirteen date tour follows the news that Krysthla will play this year's Mammothfest event with Textures, Heart Of A Coward and The Five Hundred. More show dates to follow.

DECAPITATED 'BLOOD MANTRA BALKAN TOUR' APRIL 2016 - with guests Hate, Thy Disease, Krysthla and Aktaion

14.04.16 AT VIENNA / “Viper Room”

15.04.16 CZ PRAGUE / “Modra Vopice”

16.04.16 HU BUDAPEST / “Kvlt”

17.04.16 RO TIMISOARA / “Daos”

18.04.16 RS BELGRADE / ”Dom Omladine”

19.04.16 BH SARAJEVO / “Underground”

21.04.16 GR THESSALONIKI / “8 Ball”

22.04.16 GR ATHENS / “An Club”

23.04.16 MK SKOPJE / “Mkc”

24.04.16 BG SOFIA / ”Mixtape”

25.04.16 RO BUCHAREST / ”Fabrica”

26.04.16 RO CLUJ NAPOCA / ”Flying Circus Pub”

27.04.16 CZ BRNO / “Melodka”

The debut album 'A War Of Souls And Desires' by Krysthla is out now via PHD.

"Debuts rarely come as assured...a perfect death metal gateway album" - Metal Hammer Magazine

"This collection of hostile savagery is ruthlessly in-your-face assault from start to finish" - Terrorizer Magazine

. Official Website

. Krysthla on Facebook

By Stampede Press UK, Mar 10 2016 07:42PM

"And here it is friends, the first song to be revealed from our new album! The song is called 'Get It Together' and we've made a very psychedelic trippy video to accompany the music, which you can watch and enjoy or just close your eyes, spark one up, and let the music flow through you!" - The Golden Grass (March 2016)

'Get It Together' is the brand new single from The Golden Grass. This release is the first taste from the band's forthcoming new album 'Coming Back Again' (UK release 29th April via Listenable Records) and is a must for fans of psychedelic progressive rock jams, steeped in heavy groove.

In support of their forthcoming new album, The Golden Grass will embark on their third European tour this coming May which already includes an appearance at the legendary Freak Valley Festival. A full list of shows will be confirmed in the coming weeks.

Praise for The Golden Grass:

“A boogie-heavy anthem...This is rock at it’s most classic” - 8/10 Classic Rock Magazine

“The Golden Grass stand tall and proud for one damn reason; sincerity” - Iron Fist

“Straight from the summer of 1970, hell-bent on picking up where Hendrix and co. left off” - NME

“Sunburst anthems, rainbow brightness, heat-haze psychedelia” - KKKK Kerrang!

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. The Golden Grass on Facebook

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