Coldrain Ready to go Global – European Support Tour Confirmed, UK Tour in the Pipeline for 2014

With the success of metalcore act Crossfaith creating circle pits around the world (next stop, the UK for the Kerrang Tour 2014!), attention is suddenly on Japan as fans search for similar bands from the east to quench their thirst for high-energy metal. The next to land a big international management deal is one of our favourite bands from Nagoya; Coldrain. They’ve just been snapped up by Raw Power Management, joining the ranks alongside Bring Me The Horizon, Bullet For My Valentine, and – perhaps not surprising – Crossfaith.

“We are honoured to become part of the Raw Power family along with all these killer bands and awesome people,” states Coldrain vocalist Masato Hayakawa. “We can’t wait to finally be releasing our music worldwide tour the world. We our totally stoked to be taking this step and can’t wait meet you all!”

Masato won’t have too long to wait to meet you all – Coldrain will be supporting Bullet For My Valentine on their European tour through February and March 2014! They’ll join the Welsh metallers on 21 of their European dates, the full schedule for Coldrain is below.

Coldrain have also announced that their new album will receive a worldwide release, and a tour of the UK is currently in the works.

04.02.2014 – Rock Box, Luxembourg [LUXEMBOURG]
05.02.2014 – Olympia, Paris [FRANCE]
07.02.2014 – 013, Tilburg [NETHERLANDS]
08.02.2014 – Hyde Park, Osnabrueck [GERMANY]
09.02.2014 – Ab, Brussels [BRUSSELS]
10.02.2014 – Palladium, Cologne [GERMANY]
12.02.2014 – Komplex, Zurich [GERMANY]
13.02.2014 – Alcatraz, Milan [ITALY]
15.02.2014 – Gasometer, Vienna [ITALY]
16.02.2014 – Roxy, Prague [CZECH REPUBLIC]
17.02.2014 – Tonhalle, Munich [GERMANY]
19.02.2014 – Stodola, Warsaw [POLAND]
20.02.2014 – Haus Auensee, Leipzig [GERMANY]
22.02.2014 – Posthalle, Wuerzburg [GERMANY]
23.02.2014 – Schlachthof, Weisbaden [GERMANY]
24.02.2014 – Grosse Freiheit 36, Hamburg [GERMANY]
26.02.2014 – Tradgarn, Gothenburg [SWEDEN]
28.02.2014 – Pakkahoune, Tampere [FINLAND]
01.03.2014 – Circus, Helsinki [SWEDEN]
03.03.2014 – Arenan, Stockholm [SWEDEN]
04.03.2014 – Rockefeller, Oslo [NORWAY]

POLYSICS to Release Weeeeeeeeee!!! Across UK and Europe via JPU Records


Japan’s notorious boiler suited techno-new-wave hooligans POLYSICS return with Weeeeeeeeee!!!, their latest high-energy album, scheduled to shatter the eardrums of the UK and Europe from 10 June courtesy of JPU Records.

Following in the footsteps of their 15th anniversary release – which featured collaborations with a number of music legends, including the band’s personal hero, Mark Mothersbaugh of DEVO – Weeeeeeeeee!!! sees the acclaimed outfit return with a mighty 17 tracks packed with fractured punk rock, vintage video game sound effects and the refreshing and quirky charm that only POLYSICS can muster.

To celebrate the release of the album, the physical version will come bundled with three exclusive bonus tracks not available digitally or on the original Japanese version. The band has also launched their official overseas Youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/polysicsvevo ahead of album’s release, which includes the full videos to Weeeeeeeeee!!!’s catchy singles ‘Everybody Say No’ and ‘Lucky Star’, as well as the famous video to classic track ‘I My Me Mine’ – the first time the video has been officially available in this region.

JPU002 - POLYSICS - Weeeeeeeeee!!!TRACKLIST
01. Sparkling Water
02. Lucky Star (Music Video)
03. Distortion
04. Steam Pack
05. Ice, Tights, Mike
06. Why
07. Quiet Smith
08. Kitchen Ban Ban
09. Lightning Express
10. Raptus
11. High Kcal
12. Everybody Say No (Music Video)
13. Round The World
14. Weeeeeeeeee!!!
15. No Control (CD bonus track)
16. Watson 2012 (CD bonus track)
17. KI.KA.I.DA! 2012 (CD bonus track)

Buy from: Amazon UK (CD) (MP3), Amazon DE (CD) (MP3), Amazon FR (CD) (MP3), Amazon ES (MP3)
Buy direct from JPU Records.

ABOUT POLYSICS
POLYSICS burst into the British psyche when cult TV series Adam and Joe Go Tokyo introduced their music ten years ago. From there the group went on to inspire a generation, becoming one of the most established Japanese acts in the UK and even influencing the likes of a young Ricky Wilson, who would later invite POLYSICS to tour with his band, The Kaiser Chiefs.

To date, POLYICS have played a total of 99 shows in the United Kingdom – including main stage at the O2 Wireless Festival in Hyde Park. In their homeland of Japan they’ve played every major rock festival and recently conducted a headline show at the legendary Nippon Budokan (14,000 capacity). The group was also one of the very last bands to record a session for John Peel.

MEMBERS
Hayashi (Hiro) – Guitar, vocals, synthesizer, programmer
Fumi – Bass, synthesizer, vocals
Yano – Drums, vocals

LINKS
Homepage (English): http://www.polysics.com/en/
Youtube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/polysicsvevo
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/POLYSICS/260419960659129
Twitter: https://twitter.com/POLYSICS_TOISU

Video Footage of FACT Wrecking Japan Underground on 1 March 2013

Mighty post-hardcore squad FACT celebrate their UK tour with a soldout headline show at Japan Underground on 1 March 2013! Stay tuned, the next Japan Underground will take place on Saturday 27th April at The Pipeline in London – see you there!

For now, check out the madness, as captured by Electric Bloom Webzine, of what went down at FACT’s show below:

HEADLINE: FACT


SUPPORT: AREA 11

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NEWS JUST IN: FACT add a further date to current UK and European tour. The punk-outfit are currently rocking the British Isles with Your Demise throughout February, but on Friday 1 March they will return to London once again for an exclusive headline set with Japan Underground.

The show will take place at regular Japan Underground haunt The Pipeline near Liverpool Street in London, and will feature support from polytechnic rockers The Social Club, and Bristol’s finest Minecraft manipulators Area 11.

Tickets are on sale now priced at £10 and available from WeGotTickets.com, or £12 on the door. Best hurry though, a quarter of the tickets have already sold before we even got round to officially announcing the show! You can also join the Facebook book event page by clicking here. See you there!!

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FACT Return to Smash the UK: February 2013 Tour Confirmed

FACT Return to Smash the UK: February 2013 Tour Confirmed

Japan’s masked punk rockers FACT will be making their long awaited return to the UK in February 2013 to continue their ongoing  ‘FACT World Tour 『burundanga』2012-2013’  (click here for their trailer for it). Previously, the energetic headbangers hit the UK in 2009 with a headlining tour combined with a festival appearance on the main stage at Sonisphere, before returning to tour again in 2010.

Back then FACT were a five-piece. Since then they’ve picked up an additional guitarist, Adam (Versus the Night), meaning they now rank in with the likes of Iron Maiden by having three guitarists. The freshly formed sextet will be playing 15-dates across the UK supporting Brit-hardcore boys Your Demise along with Counterparts and Heights.

FACT’s 2013 UK Tour Dates:

Thu 07 Feb: The Haunt, Brighton.
Fri 08 Feb: Talking Heads, Southampton.
Sat 09 Feb: White Rabbit. Plymouth.
Sun 10 Feb: Cavern, Exeter.
Mon 11 Feb: The Fleece, Bristol.
Wed 13 Feb: Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff.
Thu 14 Feb: O2 Academy2, Birmingham.
Fri 15 Feb: Sugarmill, Stoke.
Sat 16 Feb: Cockpit, Leeds.
Sun 17 Feb: Cathouse, Glasgow.
Tue 19 Feb: NQ Live, Manchester.
Wed 20 Feb: O2 Academy2, Newcastle.
Thu 21 Feb: Waterfront, Norwich.
Fri 22 Feb: Rescue Rooms, Nottingham.
Sat 23 Feb: Garage, London.
Fri 1 Mar: The Pipeline, London (Special FACT headliner show with special guests)

Over here FACT’s released their first two major albums under Hassle Records, both of which we highly recommend you pick up;

FACT

Available on CD by clicking here.

Buy digitally from Amazon MP3 or iTunes UK.

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In the Blink of an Eye

Available on CD by clicking here.

Buy digitally from Amazon MP3 or iTunes UK.

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