New Grinderman Video

Attention reader: you are all to stop what you are doing and watch the new Grinderman video. Even if you aren’t too keen on Nick Cave’s grimey and groovey garage rock troupe you should spare five minutes of your time to enter the batshit insane world of Heathen Child, a video directed by John Hillcoat.

Imagine a topless voodoo dancer, some wolfmen, a wolf, a hair-monster, a dog composer and a gun-totting, lazer shooting Roman warrior version of Cave and his crew collectively taunting an eerie girl in a bath that’s seemingly possesed by a director with ADHD. Now try to pretend you’re not excited to watch it.

Wow.

Really, just wow.

Home Of Metal launch digital archive

Heavy Metal was spawned in the West Midlands by bands like Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Led Zeppelin, Napalm Death and more. To celebrate this iconic cultural movement in sound, Home Of Metal is calling for all heavy metal lovers to submit their own connections with the scene to their new digital archive.

This could include posters, ticket stubs, press releases, setlists, flyers, photos, fan zines… just anything that could be of interest to another heavy metal fan. Head over to the Home Of Metal website to become a part of the pride of the Black Country and represent the sound that rocked the world.

www.homeofmetal.com

New Charlatans video!

British rockers The Charlatans have posted a video of their new single ‘Love Is Ending‘ which is to be released on August 2nd.

The video was directed by Douglas Hart of The Jesus And Mary Chain and features an blossoming oxymoronic relationship between ballet and alternative rock. Expect the usual catchy choruses and a fuzzy jingle jangle that blends darkness with optimism seamlessly, the perfect sound to accompany the contrapuntal visuals.

The band will release their eleventh studio album ‘Who We Touch‘ on September 2nd.

www.thecharlatans.net

Klaxons ‘Echoes’ Video

Spacey synth rockers Klaxons have posted the video for ‘Echoes‘ the opening track on their upcoming album ‘Surfing The Void‘.

The video features the band playing a dizzying jam, filling the vaccuous desert landscape with their unmistakable sound. You can see it all below.

Debut single ‘Echoes‘ will be released on August 16th. ‘Surfing The Void‘ is due on August 23rd.

www.klaxons.net

Avenged Sevenfold announce UK tour

California’s Avenged Sevenfold have announced that they will be embarking on a co-headline tour of the UK with Stone Sour in October and November.

The band who were recently voted 2nd best band in the world by Ultimate Guitar Magazine are very excited to return to the UK. Gutiarist Zacky Vengence commented ‘you have been warned’.

Their fifth studio album, ‘Nightmare‘, will be released on July 26th.

They will be playing the following dates…

26th October – Glasgow SECC
27th October – Manchester Academy
28th October – Birmingham NIA
30th October – Hammersmith Apollo
2nd November – Newcastle 02 Academy
3rd November – Leeds 02 Academy
4th November – Manchester Academy
6th November – Plymouth Pavilion
7th November – Brighton Centre

www.avengedsevenfold.com

The Sword post free track

Fresh off a storming UK tour supporting none other than Ozzy Osbourne at the iTunes Festival, The Sword have posted a free download of a new album track ‘Tres Brujas‘ so treat your ears!

The Sword are definitely a band that you should be listening to, head over here for our live review of their recent show with Gentlemen’s Pistols at The Barfly.

Scroll down for the exclusive free download.

www.myspace.com/thesword