News Update: 23rd November 2008

November 23, 2008 – 11:49

The past few weeks have been a busy time for Bubblegum Slut Fanzine and they have a couple of pieces of news to publicize, first off, their 32nd Issue came out at the start of the month, readers can bag a 18 track sampler into the bargain cover price of £1.50. Secondly, and perhaps most importantly, they’re now looking for 16 more suitably sleazy acts to contribute tracks to their first sampler CD of 2009. Interested parties can contact them to request full details by e-mailing BSZ

DC4 has entered Skull Seven Recording Studio with fame producers Bill Metoyer and Joey Vera to record additional tracks for the upcoming official release of Explode. The new tracks titled People and 25 to Life are being recorded and will be added along with a video and new artwork for an ‘enhanced’ CD package. Explode will see an official release in January of 2009. Plans for a CD Release Party and tour are currently in the works

In Case Of Fire’s single This Time We Stand has now been released yesterday and you can check out the making of the band’s video here

December Wildside announced, 6th December, 2 floors, 2 clubs + 4 live bands! Clubs are £3 all night! Bands are £4 in advance or £6 on the door (includes entry to clubs) *** Featuring special guest DJ – DJ Shuff (Decadence, London) *** New Club! 8th Sin DJs (ex-Maximes/Jillys) now downstairs from 8pm till 3am playing the best of classic/melodic rock, AOR and metal. Live music (8pm – 11pm) from Rock$tar, Love & Bullets, Damaged Dolls (only UK show) and Snakeskin

Butch Walker’s ‘Sycamore Meadows’ is now in stores. On a side note, have you ever wanted to ask Butch a question? Well you’re in luck. Inklings.tv and friendsorenemies.com have teamed up and will be interviewing Butch. They’re asking fans to submit questions to EMAIL, so ask away

Riotous UK Punk stars Gallows have teamed up with old friends Atticus Clothing for two very special pre-Christmas shows that will see them invade the East End of London and no doubt leave a trail of carnage in their wake! The band have been busy in the studio getting together their new album, but they will be taking a break at the start of December to give a lucky few a sneak preview of tracks from the album. The band will play at The Macbeth on the 1st of Dec, and then at the Old Blue Last the following night on the 2nd. This will be the first time that fans get to hear many of the tracks that the band have been recording for their second album, due April 2009, and the only chance for people to see the band live until they head out to tour the album. Tickets are now on sale from the bands myspace and will be very limited! No supports have been confirmed for the show as of yet. Atticus Clothing have worked with the band from early on, and indeed hosted a previous show at the Old Blue Last for the band, which was hailed as one of the top 100 gigs of all time by Kerrang Magazine earlier this year. The brand are also set to release a co-branded shirt with Gallows guitarist Laurent Barnard earlier next year. The brands AW09 range is out now and available from URL

Skeptic Eleptic have a special offer for all VINYL-Freaks: Buy their new album ‘Get Addicted’ + ‘Atomic’ Single EP + T-Shirt for only 22 Euros. Order now at EMAIL

Check out Tracy Gang Pussy’s myspace or Pure Volume for their first single ‘Miss Negativity’ from the new album ‘Number4’ (coming soon at the beginning of year 2009)

Just a reminder to the Sydney peeps that Hell City Glamours are doing their last headline show until probably February 2009 on November 29th at Oxford Art Factory with The Lazys and La Mancha Negra. You can pre-purchase tix via URL or it’s $15 on the door

Florida based outfit X-Thirtien has signed on with Chavis Records for their debut release ‘You’re Next’. Two years in the making, ‘You’re Next’ is a concept album that tells the saga of good versus evil, a man transformed into superman, in conjunction with a band transformed into a super band. X-Thirtien is taking the album concept and transforming it into a full stage production and heading out on the road bringing the show to the fans. The demand for the band continues to increase. X-Thirtien tour dates will begin in 09 throughout the States and may also include shows in Canada, Europe, Japan, South America and Australia

The Wildhearts are looking for a couple of street-teamers for each town in the December tour, to give out flyers and put up posters in the next couple of weeks before the shows. In particular, if anyone in the following towns fancies helping their favourite band out: Sheffield, Manchester, Wolverhampton, Glasgow, Oxford and London they should email Street Team and put the city they can help with in the subject header. Someone will then get in touch with them and arrange flyers/posters. In other news, Ginger has made his second appearance on ‘Red Eye’ on the Fox News Network. You can watch a clip of Ginger on Red Eye at the Fox News site

Shinedown’s new single ‘Devour’ has now been released and to celebrate, Nick and Barry from the band had a chat about their thoughts on the UK amongst other things in the following video blog plus there’s a free download bundle for your enjoyment: Quicktime + Windows Media + Free Download Bundle. Also check out the video for the track here

Check out the following Ida Maria video, taken from her gig in Dublin at the start of her current UK tour

TSM/SLW Promotions are delighted to welcome to the gang Perris Records

SPiT LiKE THiS have unexpectedly sold out of their debut album “We Won’t Hurt You (But We Won’t Go Away” on the day of release! Major UK online retailer HMV.com has been totally taken by surprise by the demand, selling out within a few hours and they are not alone. The album has entered at number 29 out of 462 on their Rock/Pop new release chart. The album should be back in stock by midweek and is available at all good online and High Street retailers. SPiT LiKE THiS will be appearing at the Hard Rock Hell Festival on December 6th and the album will be released throughout the world in 2009

As I Am Ghost hit UK shores with their hard-hitting dark post-hardcore in December, they’ll also be releasing the first UK single to be lifted from recent sophomore album, Those We Leave Behind. With a re-energized passion and energy, I Am Ghost, are set to unveil their new music to their legion of fans on the band’s European tour this winter

The Gaslight Anthem have had quite a year and, in anticipation of forthcoming single ‘Old White Lincoln’ (released 1st Dec), the band have produced the following video to give some further insight into their sophomore album ‘The ’59 Sound’, one of the most critically acclaimed records of 2008: Windows Media + Quicktime + Youtube. UK Dates and Vans in-store signing in December!

Innerpartysystem have wowed crowds on both sides of the Atlantic with their melding of dance and rock elements but check out the following video to see a more stripped down version of their forthcoming single ‘Don’t Stop’ involving the use of iPhones. In other IPS News, the band also have a remix of Katy Perry’s ‘Hot N Cold’ which will be released next week on her single in both CD and digital formats

New Generation Superstars took New York by storm and went down a blast! They send their thanks to everyone involved in NYC Cruefest and everyone who turned out to see them there. “Things are a little quiet at the moment as we knuckle down finishing the long awaited follow-up to “Crash Course”, we have a couple of gigs to round up 2008, and it would be excellent if everyone could make The Sitwell gig, as it will be the last gig of a triumphant 2008! In January we will be playing in London with Swedish Rockers Violent Divine, and also Helsinki in March! Keep your eyes peeled for more news”

Baddies video for debut single “battleships” was voted in at number 1 in the MTV2 myspace chart! A brand spanking new track entitled “Holler for my holiday” has been demo’d at Towers Bad and has now been uploaded on to their myspace for you all to check out and finally, this week, Baddies will be venturing into Europe for the first time. These shows will be the first of many over the next few months. Check the gig listings for more info

Seventh Rize has signed on with Chavis Records for the release of ‘Full Moon’. ‘Full Moon’ is set to be released in February 2009. Seventh Rize performed live on VH1 in July at an event for ‘Bret Michaels – Rock Of Love’ alumni – Rodeo, which led the band to write and record the track ‘To Love Rodeo, To Win Rodeo’. Impressed with the track, VH1 has decided to license the track and use it with a future show. A CD release party is currently being planned with the first single ‘Full Moon’ going to radio December 2nd

Rubella Ballet ‘Anarchy In The U.V.’ 24 track CD, Release Date: December 8th 2008. Rubella Ballet fronted and managed by Zillah Minx who has, with all her friends around the world, created the whole Day-glo Death Rock punk scene

I Am Ghost, currently on tour in Europe, performed their first ever acoustic session for Buzznet together with a video interview. Four acoustic songs – ‘We Are Always Searching’, ‘Saddest Story Ever Told’, ‘So I Guess This Is Goodbye’, ‘Don’t wake Up’ can be seen here

Pre-Order the upcoming Tattooed Millionaires CD “The Power Of Rock And Roll Can Change The World” and a portion of the proceeds will benefit The Bill Smith Homeless Veterans Project, a special program of the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles. Pre-Order This Upcoming CD and receive our “Demo Tapes CD” Free! Orders shipped on February 1st 2009

San Francisco Bay Area boutique tube amplifier maker Tonic Amps today announced progressive rock guitarist Ben Averch as its first endorsing artist. Tonic Amps is currently releasing three new all-tube amplifiers for full production in Winter/Spring of 2009, including “Vapour”, “Absinthe”, and “dArt” models. For more information on Tonic Amps, please visit URL

The second “Make A Noise” memorial concert will be held on the 26th November at Heywood Civic Centre, Lancashire, UK at 7.30, ending with a minute of NOISE at 12 midnight. This concert will feature legendary punk band, The Damned, Manchester Punks Gold Blade, AOR (Spirit of the Alarm), including original members of Alarm and Sophie’s friends bands Ded Mole Crickit and Eustacia Vye. “It’s a celebration of all that Sophie was; all that she stood for and how she lives on through others individuality” – Sylvia Lancaster.Tickets are available from the box office on 01706 624104 priced £16

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