The audio for each of the albums has been carefully restored and dynamically remastered. Each release has been repackaged in a way that honors the original artwork. All three titles can be purchased HERE.
EAT THE GUN up the ante: in August 2015 the band will release studio album No. 5 and will once again collaborate with label partner Steamhammer/SPV. The musical reorientation on the 2013 release Stripped To The Bone was game-changing for Eat The Gun and rewarded by the European music press with tremendous praise of album and band. Starting 2015 the band was literally living in the studio, working nonstop to finish the songs for the much anticipated new album. Band and label were once again able to bring in Stephan ‘Gudze‘ Hinz (H-Blockx) as producer, who already in 2013 helped the band redefine their sound. One thing’s for sure: captivating modern Alternative Rock, great songs and amazing live performances are on the menu for 2015. There isn’t just one place for good music, Howlinwood is everywhere.
“Stripped To The Bone was a liberation for us as a band and completely changed the way we write and record songs, maybe even our entire approach on how to make music. Back then we suddenly realized what kind of music we always wanted to make and this is what the new album is about, taking something that feels good and develop it into something even better.” Hendrik
Over the next weeks band and label will announce the album title, artwork and present the first listening material, followed by single and video releases before the final album release end of August. The first tour dates in 2015 are already confirmed.
Eat The Gun got together in 2002, have released the studio albums Cross Your Fingers (2006), Super Pursuit Mode Aggressive Thrash Distortion (2009), RUNNER (2011) and Stripped To The Bone (2013). The band is a permanent resident in the German Rock/Alternative radio and DJ charts and even made it to the top 20 of the American college radio charts in 2011. The band has played more than 600 concerts to date, inspiring fans at Open Flair Festival, Summer Breeze, Bochum Total, Taubertal Festival, Big Day Out and Wacken, appearing alongside acts such as Die Toten Hosen, HIM, Danko Jones, Duff McKagan, Donots, Mustasch, Backyard Babies and Hardcore Superstar.
11.07. D-Bonn, Rockaue Festival
31.07. D-Anröchte, Big Day Out Festival
15.08. D-Brunsbüttel , Dith Rockt Festival
“Howlinwood” – Tour 2015
28.08. D-Münster , Sputnikhalle – Howlinwood Release Show!
24.09. D-Essen, Turock
25.09. D-Frankfurt, Nachtleben
01.10. D-Munich, Backstage
02.10. D-Geislingen, Seemühle
04.10. D-Berlin, Comet
15.10. D-Cologne, Underground
16.10. D-Osnabrück, Westwerk
17.10. D-Hamburg, Molotow
18.10. D-Hannover, Lux
30.10. D-Oldenburg, Cadillac
Gonzo Multimedia will be releasing an unreleased live DVD/CD by rock legends THE BOOMTOWN RATS featuring Bob Geldof titled “Live In Germany ’78” on June 8, 2015!
In 1975 friends Garry Roberts, Simon Crowe, Johnnie Moylett, Patrick Cusack and Gerry Cott formed a band in Dun Laoghaire, Ireland. Bob Geldof was originally invited to be the band’s manager, but he soon found himself nominated to take on the role of lead vocals by guitarist Garry Roberts, who originally had that job and didn’t want it.
The band’s early influences were Dr. Feelgood, The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Doors and Bob Marley, among many others. Gerry and Pete arranged the band’s first gig for Halloween 1975 under the name of The Nightlife Thugs, at the Bolton Street Technical College, where they – and Johnnie, were studying Architectural Technology. Just before the band went on stage, they changed their name to The Boomtown Rats, who were a gang mentioned in Woody Guthrie’s autobiography, “Bound For Glory”.
The Rats were soon causing a buzz throughout the whole of Ireland. In 1976 The Boomtown Rats relocated to England in search of a record deal. They turned down a million pound deal from Richard Branson’s Virgin Records, and decided instead to sign for a new label that had been set up by former Phonogram man Nigel Grange and DJ Chris Hill. The new label was called Ensign.
The Boomtown Rats played their first ever UK gig on May 6th. 1977 at the Lodestar Club, Ribchester, Blackburn, Lancashire. The supporting acts were Demolition, and Disco-Punk Chris Graham. Having undertaken a hectic schedule of touring including gigs with Tom Petty, and The Ramones, The Boomtown Rats debut single “Looking After Number One” entered the UK charts in it’s first week of release at No. 78. The NME made it their single of the week. The Rats did their first TV show, a turn on The Marc Bolan Show. Marc tragically died 2 weeks later in a motor accident. “Looking After Number One” peaked at No.11 in the UK charts and The Rats were invited to do their first TOTP appearance. The band had now arrived. The Rats released their debut album, the imaginatively entitled “Boomtown Rats”. The album reached 18 in the UK charts.
In 1978 the single “She’s So Modern” reached No.12 in the UK charts, more gigs, more tours, more exposure. Geldof was now becoming as well known for his motor-mouth as he is for his music, picking up the nickname “Bob The Gob” by the music press for his outspoken views. The Rats second album “A Tonic For The Troops” produced by Robert Mutt Lange reaches No.8 in the album charts and hangs around for 44 weeks. There was more TV, a promotional trip to America and November saw The Rats reach the top, when the single “Rat Trap” knocked John Travolta & Olivia Newton John off the No.1 spot.
The Boomtown Rats made history as the first Irish band to have a UK No.1 hit. “Rat Trap” is also recognized as the first New Wave song that made No.1 in the charts. In January 1979 Geldof hears the story on the news of the Californian schoolgirl, Brenda Spencer who shot and killed her principal of the school and injured many of her school mates. When interviewed and asked why she did it, she replied “I Don’t Like Mondays”. This quote proved to be inspirational to Bob Geldof & Johnnie Fingers. The ensuing single became a smash hit world-wide, reaching the No.1 spot in 32 countries and quite rightly became an all-time classic. The Boomtown Rats undertook a world tour, taking in America, Europe, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. The American leg of the tour ended at The Palladium in New York. The Boomtown Rats third album “The Fine Art Of Surfacing” reached No.7 in the UK album charts.
In 1980, a Dublin court canceled a Boomtown Rats concert. Bob Geldof rejected the court’s decision and The Boomtown Rats battled on for 2 weeks to be allowed to play in Ireland. The Boomtown Rats held the gig at Leixlip Castle to fourteen thousand fans… with Bob Geldof claiming a Boomtown Rats victory.
In 1981 The Rats recorded their new album “Mondo Bongo” in Ibiza with producer Tony Visconti who had previously produced albums with T Rex, Bowie, Thin Lizzy, The Stranglers, Iggy Pop, to name but a few. The album “Mondo Bongo” went gold again. Now a recurring event for each new Rats album. The album featured the classic hit “Banana Republic” which has been called Ireland’s alternative national anthem! Lead guitarist Gerry Cott now left the band, who continued as a 5-piece. Geldof stars in director Alan Parkers classic film of Pink Floyd’s The Wall. The Rats tour Thailand, India, Japan,Malaya, Hong Kong and Singapore.
In 1982 a new generation of bands breaks through and The Rats new album “V Deep”, again produced by Visconti becomes The Rats first record setback. The single House On Fire does well in the UK charts. The Rats tour of the UK to promote the album however is a complete sell-out. In 1984 The Rats brilliant single “Drag Me Down” limps into the Top 50.. The Geldof masterpiece “Dave” sinks without trace, although Pete Townsend of The Who said Dave was “the best single of 1984”.
In late October 1984 Geldof watches he Ethiopian famine on the BBC News and decides to “do something”. The other Rats wholeheartedly support him.
In 1985 The Boomtown Rats sing on the Geldof/Midge Ure penned Band Aid record “Do They Know It’s Christmas”. In its first week of release the single became the UK’s fastest seller of all time, entering the chart at number one and going on to sell over three million copies, making it the biggest-selling single in UK history up to that point. On July 13th 1985, The Boomtown Rats were just one of the greatest artists in rock ‘n roll history to play the Live Aid Concert in front of billions of people.
In 1986 , and so The Boomtown Rats play their last gig in Ireland for Self-Aid.
Unlike 10 years previously when The Rats understood precisely what they stood for, who they were and what their intention were, by ’86 this had now become unclear. Where could they go musically after all that had been achieved as a group both musically and socially. There were few battles left to fight that they hadn’t already won. And so they went their separate ways.
In 2013 The Boomtown Rats re-group and once again overwhelm the tens of thousands at the Isle of Wight Festival. The songs had not only lasted but had over the years attained a newer relevance and power. Hearing them afresh the critics were amazed at how contemporary the Rats, their music, their songs and their attitude – unchanged after all those years still were. And are!!
And now, comes an unreleased live concert from Germany 1978 on DVD/CD!
Here is the undiluted towering energy, speed, anger and sheer joy of playing in one of the great British/Irish bands of our time at their peak and in their prime.
Watch the promotional video here:
Close As You’ll Ever Be
Never Bite The Hand That Feeds
(It Feels) So Strange.
She’s So Modern
Joey’s On The Street Again
Don’t Believe What You Read
(She’s Gonna) Do You In
Do The Rat
It’s All The Rage
Mary Of The 4th Form
Looking After Number 1
For more information: http://www.gonzomultimedia.co.uk/product_details/15843
Aug. 09 – Catton Park, UK – Bloodstock Open Air Festival
IRON ENSEMBLE, is a septet from Greece, consisting of a harp, piano, guitar, two violins, viola, violoncello and contrabasso and they are covering IRON MAIDEN songs in a unique way.
Their first CD single, for the song “Alexander The Great”, is out now and the band has released an official video clip of the second part of this epic song as a taster!!! The CD single includes a 10-minute version of “Alexander The Great”, plus the same song divided in 6 parts, as a suite (total running time: more than 20 minutes). The 8-page booklet, also has the artwork, by the great Tommy Pons, as a folded poster and it’s available through their websites: http://www.ironensemble.com and ironensemble.bandcamp.com.
IRON ENSEMBLE is:
Dimitris Aggelidis: violin
Costas Panagiotidis: violin
Ali Basegmezler (session): viola
Dimitris Travlos: violoncello
Elias Koskoris: guitar, solo arrangements
Mary Tassouli: harp, piano, orchestration
Here’s the link to the video clip:
Below, you can also find a teaser trailer of the single
US-Rockers THE MIDNIGHT GHOST TRAIN released their latest album Cold Was The Ground earlier this year via Napalm Records.
After numerous shows in Europe and The US this Spring, the band now returns to Europe for the second leg of their highly anticipated live performances!
Find all upcoming tour dates below & make sure to catch them live on tour:
11.06.15 DE – Frankfurt / Neglected Grassland
12.06.15 NL – Tilburg / Little Devil
13.06.15 NL – Venlo / Kefee Pollux
14.06.15 BEL – Antwerp / Antwerp Music City
15.06.15 CH – Zürich / Kinski *with Glowsun
19.06.15 FR – Clisson / Hellfest
20.06.15 ES – Vitoria / Hor Dago
21.06.15 PT – Lisboa / tba
22.06.15 PT – Porto / tba
24.06.15 ES – Barcelona / Rocksound
25.06.15 ES – Madrid / We Rock
27.06.15 FR – Bourlon / Rock in Bourlon
01.07.15 UK – London / Underworld
03.07.15 UK – Oxford / The Cellar
04.07.15 UK – Sheffield / Corporation
05.07.15 UK – Milton Keynes / Craudford Arms
06.07.15 DE – Köln / Sonic Ballroom
07.07.15 DE – Dresden / Ostpol
08.07.15 DE – Berlin / Cassiopeia *with Mammoth Mammoth
09.07.15 DE – Kiel / Schaubude *with Mammoth Mammoth
10.07.15 DE – Erfurt / Stoned From The Underground
EVIL INVADERS have released a brand new live video for the track “Fabulous Disaster“, A well done cover version of the classic from Thrash Metal giants EXODUS!
Singer Joe states:
“Playing this Exodus song at our last headlining show was one of our most intense moments on stage so far! It’s hard to describe what happens to you when tons of adrenaline are pumping through your veins when over 600 fans are going completely INSANE together with you. Afterwards we even heard that people got carried away because of the madness in the crowd. This is the way Speed/Thrash Metal shows should be like! It’s all about the adrenaline, the intensity and maniacs going completely WILD! We’re currently touring throughout Europe so hopefully a lot of Thrashers will show up and join the party haha!”
See what happens when EVIL INVADERS meet metal giants EXODUS here:
EVIL INVADERS currently live on tour with Skull Fist, see them here (remaining dates):
26.05.15 DE – Pforzheim / Kupferdächle
27.05.15 CH – Winterthur / Gaswerk
28.05.15 IT – Milan / Blue Rose Saloon
29.05.15 AT – Dornbirn / Schlachthaus
30.05.15 AT – Vienna / Escape
31.05.15 HU – Budapest / Dürer Kert
02.06.15 AT – Innsbruck / Weekender
03.06.15 DE – Tannheim / Schwarzer Adler
04.06.15 DE – Munich / Backstage
05.06.15 DE – Geiselwind / Out & Loud Festival
06.06.15 DE – Gera / Sächsischer Bahnhof
07.06.15 CZ – Plsen / Metalfest CZ
08.06.15 PL – Cracow / Fabryka
09.06.15 PL – Warsaw / Progresja
10.06.15 PL – Gdansk / Atlantic Club
12.06.15 DE – Berlin / K17
13.06.15 DE – Hamburg / Bambi Galore