dinsdag 22 november 2011

Parkway Drive EU TOUR 2012

It is official now: Parkway Drive has planned a EU tour in April 2012. The tour will kick off on April 6 in The Netherlands and will end in Belgium at the Groezrock hardcore- and punk festival on the 28th of April. Eleven blessed countries will be witnessing PWD’s tour with The Ghost Inside and Miss May I as support acts. After this tour, the band will return to Australia to start working on their new album.

The tour will look like this:

06.04.12 Holland Amsterdam @ Melkweg
07.04.12 UK London @ Indigo2
08.04.12 UK Birmingham @ HMV Institute
09.04.12 UK Glasgow @ ABC
10.04.12 UK Manchester @ Academy
11.04.12 UK Cardiff @ Uni Great Hall
12.04.12 Germany Oberhausen @ Turbinenhalle
13.04.12 France Paris @ Bataclan
14.04.12 France Lyon @ Transbordeur, Rockstorm Fest
15.04.12 Spain Madrid @ Sala Heineken
16.04.12 Spain Barcelona @ Sala Razzmatazz
17.04.12 France Toulon @ Le Vox
18.04.12 Italy Milano @ Alcatraz
19.04.12 Germany München @ Tonhalle
20.04.12 Austria Wien @ Gasometer
21.04.2012 Germany Leipzig @ Agra, Impericon Fest
22.04.12 Germany Würzburg @ Posthalle
23.04.12 Denmark Copenhagen @ Pumpehuset
24.04.12 Sweden Gothenburg @ Trädgårn
25.04.12 Norway Oslo @ John Dee
26.04.12 Sweden Stockholm @ Klubben
27.04.12 Germany Hamburg @ Große Freiheit 36
28.04.12 Belgium Meerhout @ Groezrock Fest

update by Nele Waegeman.

dinsdag 15 november 2011

Refused Party Progam exclusive show in Café Gonzo (Ninove, Belgium)

On Saturday November 26 you NEED to move your ass to Café Gonzo, the legendary place that got entirely destroyed by The Dillinger Escape Plan. 

"Refused Party Program is a temporary tribute to one of the best records ever made: 'The Shape Of Punk To Come' by the Swedish band Refused. We will play a few shows in 2011. After that, we'll be fucking dead."

Yes, you got it right, it is your last and only chance to see these awesome guys plays one of their last shows. Bring your family, friends, neighbours, patients, teachers or teddybears.

P.S.: Dogs are not allowed. 

Eventpage: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=233116136749322

Refused Party Program: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Refused-Party-Program/176041485749835

Interview with Alex from Perceptions (Sint-Niklaas, BE)

Perceptions was founded in 2009 and after only two years you can proudly say you already shot your own videoclip.

We couldn't have been happier with how the videoclip turned out. It was posted on Blanktv, which gave us a lot of exposure abroad and we got loads of positive feedback from around the world. All this is pretty mindblowing for us, considering we are a pretty new band.
The video was shot by Frederic Van Zandycke, a pretty talented guy who knew exactly what we wanted and delivered a product that suited our expectations perfectly. Frederic is an awesome dude.

You already faced lots of criticism, especially on Youtube because the videoclip has so many views. Especially the vocals are a hot topic. How do you, as a young band, see this and what do you do with it?

As long as it is constructive criticism it is good criticism. We actually learned a lot from the great amount of feedback we received. We are still an upcoming band that is still searching for its own sound and identity, so the criticism we faced regarding the vocals (apart from comments like "Omgz that singer is the Asian version of Justin Bieber lolz") really helped us to push ourselves in the right direction.

Your drummer Michiel left the band recently, what happened? How is the cooperation with the filling in drummer (The Zygoma Disposal) working out?

It pretty much comes down to the fact that Michiel grew kind of tired of drumming in a metal/hardcore band. We were pretty gutted with his departure, but sometimes decisions have to be made for a greater cause. A demotivated drummer that would just have dragged the rest down. The cooperation with Gert is going really smooth, he nailed our set in less than a week time and we couldn't happier with his job filling in.

It is hard to be different in the scene because of the great amount of bands today. What is it that makes Perceptions so outstanding?

We don't claim to be the most original or renewing band around but everything comes straight from the heart, because we love to put all kinds of emotion into our music.
Our lyrics actually stand for something and we really spend our time to get them right instead of just shouting random words about killing people. Every song is written with the same idea of getting everything to fit perfectly. There is a real work ethic behind what we do and I think that really shows.

Anything you want to say to the people reading this?

Expect a new record coming out early 2012 and we will be hitting the road again with a new drummer.  What this new record is about is still sort of a secret, but expect something really heavy, fresh and totally different from anything we brought out before. Stay evil!

Facebook: www.facebook.com/perceptionsbe
Video: www.vimeo.com/user3599796
Merch: www.perceptions.bigcartel.com 
Audio: www.perceptions.bandcamp.com 
Official Website: www.perceptionsofficial.com


zaterdag 5 november 2011

All For Nothing (NL), Shai Hulud (USA) & Sick Of It All (USA) @ Trix, Antwerp, Belgium 29.10.11

    • My dearest, most brutal blog,
      October 29, Antwerp 20h45:
Party time as always with the American godfathers of hardcore: Sick Of It All. Trix is the place to be and thumbs up for Heartbreaktunes for bringing them to our country for the 365800554th time. The organisation was forced to move the concert from the Trix club to the bigger venue, simply because the club cannot swallow the amount of people that will show up tonight. This proves no matter how many times Sick Of It All has played Belgium before, we just do not get sick of them. 
As we walk in it appears the crowd is still half asleep, but yet intriged by the energy frontwoman Cindy puts into entertaining the people in front of her. `Come on!`, she yells in Dutch while she waves with her free arm. `I want everybody to move and sing along, yes girls, you too.` All For Nothing`s performance was powerful and this band very much deserves its place in the line up. This was All For Nothing's last show left from the three week tour with Sick Of It All.

Next up is Shai Hulud, an American band counting five members. What a clumsy night it was, since two out of five of the bandmembers managed to take a very close look at the stage by falling over their own feet during the set. Shai Hulud was proud of the bunch of fans that show up at every show of theirs in Europe, who were also present this time. It is noticeable that there is still not too much response from the crowd in general and at this point it becomes clear that over 90% of the people that showed up tonight are here to celebrate Sick Of It All's 25 years of existence.

As predicted, people break loose at the first notes of the headliner's first song of the evening 'Take the night off'. Losing your friends in the old skool pogo while celebrating that you don't give a fuck about anything with your middle finger high in the air, that's why every single person is here tonight. What a huge contrast with how calm the crowd was before. As I try to find my way to the front I am just in time to see bassplayer Craig falling over a rather extremely clumsy stagediver. Right after the song ends Craig gives us all a speech about crowds, stagediving and clumsyness. 'Guys, I cannot play your songs if you break my bass... Seriously'. Alright, there we go, Lou takes over the mic again and the show goes on.