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A peek behind the curtains at Vega

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The local Copenhagen venue Vega is iconic in many rights. Known primarily for its intimate feeling at all floors and supreme acoustics, Vega was once a completely different building with a different history, turned concert venue which eventually led to its saving feat. We took a tour of the building a late, rare afternoon where the venue was not fully booked with live acts, to really get into the mindset of the people who run one of our favourite venues for live music in Copenhagen. Our guide of the night is Vega’s executive manager N...

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Stream new Pianos Become The Teeth album "Keep You"

Posted by TL on 23/10/14

The new, scream-less album from former screamo/wave band Pianos Become The Teeth - called "Keep You" - is currently available for streaming over at pitchfork.com. The album is released on October 28th via Epitaph.

Mark Lanegan's new album "Phantom Radio" streaming online

Posted by TL on 23/10/14

We're a bit slow with this one, but veteran rock songwriter Mark Lanegan's new album "Phantom Radio" is available for full streaming over at stereogum.com. The album came out on October 21st via Vagrant Records.

Beatbox owner reveals harsh consequences of festival boycott

Posted by TL on 23/10/14

Following the older Danish festivals' boycott of Beatbox Booking and Skandinavian Booking, the first consequences have already arrived in form of Skandinavian changing ownership, and today Beatbox Booking owner Peter Sørensen published an open letter to the conflicting festivals, revealing his frustrations with the boycott having forced Beatbox to split up, abandon their office and fire several employees. Particularly the lack of trust and willingness to handle the conflict via dialogue is a sore point, as Sørensen points to the long prior history of collaboration between the festivals and his company.


The whole letter can be read by Danish readers over at gaffa.dk, and meanwhile, Roskilde Festival representative Christina Bilde has responded that they felt there was dialogue with Beatbox and that things were not as grave as Sørensen describes, yet their position is that the matter is best handled directly between the different parts, outside of the public eye.

Copenhell reveals first bands for 2015

Posted by PP on 23/10/14

Copenhell will move back to weekend in 2015, being held from Thursday-Saturday between June 18-20th next year. Ticket price is unchanged from last year at 1070 DKK apiece, on sale from Friday 10am onwards.


The first bands announced for this year's festival are:

Asking Alexandria

The Sword

Exodus

Nuclear Assault

Life Of Agony

Solbrud

Raunchy


More info over at Copenhell.dk.

Enter Shikari reveals new song "The Last Garrison"

Posted by TL on 22/10/14

After recently revealing the scheduled release of their fourth album "The Mindsweep", British rave/hardcore fusionists Enter Shikari have now revealed their first new song called "Last Garrison". Check it out here:


Fall Out Boy posts Gladiator-themed video for "Centuries"

Posted by TL on 22/10/14

A new video has come online for Fall Out Boy's "Centuries", pitching the band against a Goliath-like adversary in gladitorial combat. Check it out here:


A Skylit Drive loses drummer and bassist

Posted by TL on 22/10/14

Drummer Cory LaQuay and bassist/screamer Brian White have decided to leave California-based metalcore band A Skylit Drive. The following statement was

Ex-Scary Kids Scaring Kids vocalist Tyson Stevens dead at 29

Posted by TL on 22/10/14

Tyson Stevens, the vocalist for Arizona hardcore band Coma Prevail, whom most know for his time in Scary Kids Scaring Kids, has been confirmed dead by his current band. So far, details about his passing are kept under wraps out of respect for the family. The full story and reactions from industry people is available at altpress.com.

Cobra Starship loses bassist and guitarist

Posted by TL on 22/10/14

Bassist Alex Suarez and guitarist Ryland Blackinton have left electro/pop-rock group Cobra Starship. A full statement regarding their departure is available at cobrastarship.com

New song "What's Good For The King" + tracklist from Sullivan

Posted by TL on 22/10/14

American myspace-era rockers Sullivan has given altpress.com details about their comeback album "Heavy Is The Head" which comes out on December 9th. The album will contain the following tracks, one of which - "What's Good For The King" - can also be heard by pressing the player below here.


01. You Don't Mean It

02. Where The Pavement Meets The Road

03. Profile

04. What's Good For The King

05. The Other Side

06. Pieces

07. Melanoma Lullaby

08. Higher Ground

09. Statuette

10. Seagrams

11. Playing With Fire


New Stick To Your Guns video: "Nobody"

Posted by TL on 22/10/14

Click this player to watch a new music video for the song "Nobody" by California-based hardcore quartet Stick To Your Guns:



The song is the first single off the band's upcoming album "Disobedient" which is released on February 10th.

Stream Somos' split with Sorority Noise

Posted by TL on 22/10/14

The new split by Boston alternative/emo-rock group Somos and their friends in Sorority Noise can now be streamed in full over at brooklynvegan.com.

Hear new Transit song: "Follow Me"

Posted by TL on 22/10/14

With Transit's new album "Joyride" having just hit stores, the last new song from the record has come up for streaming. It's called "Follow Me" and you can hear it here:


New Have Mercy song "Lean" online

Posted by TL on 22/10/14

A new song from Baltimore-based emo-rock group Have Mercy appeared for streaming over at altpress.com yesterday. It's called "Lean" and you can check it out here:


Taake to release new album "Stridens Hus" in December

Posted by AP on 22/10/14

Taake will release a new album titled "Stridens Hus" on the 08th of December. Its track list will run, as follows:


01. "Gamle Norig"

02. "Orm"

03. "Det fins en prins"

04. "Stank"

05. "En sang til sand om ildebrann"

06. "Kongsgaard bestaar"

07. "Vinger"


You can view the artwork here, and stream "Det fins en prins" right here:


Dizzy Mizz Lizzy to tour Denmark next year

Posted by AP on 22/10/14

Dizzy Mizz Lizzy will tour again next year, playing the following domestic shows:


April 10th - Tobakken, Esbjerg, DEN

April 17th - T. Hansen Arena, Fredericia, DEN

April 24th - NRGi Arena, Århus, DEN

April 30th - Kongres & Kulturcenter, Aalborg, DEN

May 01st - Arena Fyn, Odense, DEN

May 02nd - Forum, Frederiksberg, DEN


Tickets will be on sale from 10:00am this Sunday, October 26th via Billetlugen.dk, costing 375 DKK a piece.


The band has just been in the studio, recording some new songs which they will play at these shows.

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