Pirate Smile has issued as follows:
When “The Beatles” meet “Chuck Berry” and fuse to form an explosive “Kiss”-show, it can only be one man’s doing: Nicke Andersson! On December 2nd the ex-Hellacopters-mastermind released his new masterpiece “Reptile Brain Music”. On their third album IMPERIAL STATE ELECTRIC combine the power of their debut record with the melodic richness of “Pop War” and make “Reptile Brain Music” a passionate ode to rock!
Maximum Rock n Roll Tour in December:
CO-HEADLINE EUROPEAN TOUR
Imperial State Electric/ Dregen
Check out the remaining shows below:
4 Dec – La Boule Noir / Paris / France
5 Dec – Tivoli De Helling / Utrecht / Holland
6 Dec – Werkstatt / Cologne / Germany
7 Dec – Knust / Hamburg / Germany
8 Dec – Matrix / Bochum / Germany
9 Dec – Magnet / Berlin / Germany
10 Dec – Backstage / Munich / Germany
11 Dec – Komplex / Zurich / Switzerland
13 Dec – RnR Arena / Romagnano Novara / Italy
14 Dec – Rock Planet / Pinarella Ravenna / Italy
BEHEMOTH has issued the following:
BEHEMOTH have been confirmed for the Close-Up Båten cruise November 15–16. Europe’s craziest heavy metal cruise, will leave Stockholm, Sweden, on November 15 for Turku, Finland, and return the following day. Other bands scheduled to play on the boat are Turbonegro, Candlemass, Tiamat, Imperial State Electric, Always War, Thundermother and Smash Into Pieces.
For more information: http://www.closeupmagazine.net/noveng.php
The event page on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/events/520791604613439/?fref=ts
Ticket prices start at 395 SEK (approx 42 EUR)! All concerts, heavy metal disco and heavy metal karaoke are included in the price.
Buy your tickets by calling Tallink Silja, the shipping company, at +46 8 666 33 33. Unfortunately, fans from abroad can’t order tickets to the cruise via the internet. When placing your order, don’t forget to include the booking code: CLOSETURBO.
For questions about bookings, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that the age limit on Close-Up Båten is 18 years.
IMPERIAL STATE ELECTRIC, the Swedish rock band led by THE HELLACOPTERS architect and former ENTOMBED drummer Nicke Andersson, will release its new album, “Pop War”, on March 9 via Psychout. The ten-song CD was recorded at Gutterview Studios in Stockholm.
For all the vinyl lovers out there, “Pop War” will be out on a strictly limited clear vinyl version limited to 300 copies only on February 24, and as a red vinyl version limited to 600 copies on March 2. On March 9, the album will be made available as a regular CD, as a limited CD version in 10-inch sleeve with an exclusive “Iron On”, and on black vinyl with download code.
Since the release of its self-titled debut album in 2010, IMPERIAL STATE ELECTRIC has played most of the big festivals, played support to both GUNS N’ ROSES and KISS, toured in Sweden, Spain, Germany, and also found time to release the EP “In Concert” containing studio versions of their live favorites.
IMPERIAL STATE ELECTRIC consists of Andersson, Dolf de Borst on bass, Thomas Eriksson (ex-CAPTAIN MURPHY) on drums and Tobias Egge of THE OBJECTS on guitar.
“Pop War” track listing:
01. Uh Huh
02. Narrow Line
03. Can’t Seem To Shake It Of My Mind
04. Back To Main
05. Waltz For Vincent
06. Sheltered In The Sand
07. Empty Hands
08. Monarchy Madness
09. Deride And Conquer
10. Enough To Break Your Heart
IMPERIAL STATE ELECTRIC, the new band led by THE HELLACOPTERS architect and former ENTOMBED drummer Nicke Andersson, will release its new album, “In Concert!”, on April 29 via Psychout Records. The CD was recorded at Deuce Recording Studios (now Gutterview Recorders) in Stockholm and features six songs originally recorded by CHUCK BERRY, THE BEATLES, THE RUNAWAYS, THE EASYBEATS, LITTLE WILLIE JOHN and THE RASPBERRIES. The album was produced and engineered by Nicke Andersson and mastered by Henke Jonsson at Masters of Audio.
“In Concert!” track listing:
01. Leave My Kitten Alone
02. Is It Day Or Night?
03. You Can’t Do That
04. I Don’t Know What I Want
05. Rock And Roll Boogie
06. Sweet Little Sixteen
Commented Andersson: “‘In Concert!’ is the new mini album from IMPERIAL STATE ELECTRIC. Recorded in the studio, it consists of six songs culled from the set of our recent crusade throughout Europe.
“Although I regard my own compositions highly, the importance of our rock and roll heritage cannot be stressed enough. From CHUCK BERRY to THE RUNAWAYS, these songs rapidly became a big part of the Imperial live show. Now you can hear them at home — fresh from the studio!
“Sacrilege or homage? You decide. I think ‘In Concert!’ kicks ass.”
IMPERIAL STATE ELECTRIC is:
Nicke Andersson – Vocals, Guitar
Tobias Egge – Guitar, Vocals
Dolf De Borst – Bass, Vocals
Tomas Ericksson – Drums, Vocals