ANNISOKAY – new album, `Arms`, out now!

Today, Leipzig/Halle, Germany based metalcore power house ANNISOKAY release their brand new record, »Arms«, via Arising Empire.

“These 12 songs act as a potent reminder that you can never, ever write these scene veterans off.”Rock Sound UK

ANNISOKAY draw influences from across the spectrum and continue to churn out hulking breakdowns and riffs that will lodge themselves deep in your cranium… »Arms« remains a declaration of intent”Metal Hammer UK

Watch ‘Coma Blue’ here: https://youtu.be/KZ5yRimm13s
Watch ‘Unaware’ here: https://youtu.be/g2K18JkroFs
Order »Arms« here: https://Annis0kay.lnk.to/Arms

Coinciding the release of the new album, ANNISOKAY will hit the stage at renowned Summer Breeze open air!



BETONTOD – release digital single `Im Wagen vor mir`!

With »VAMOS!«, BETONTOD will release their ninth studio album on August 31st – the pre-order has already started!
Today, the band unveils the new single, called “Im Wagen vor mir”, which is on their Bonus-CD “TrinkhallenHits – Vol.1”.
Watch the track video here: https://youtu.be/JUATqoY5a7c

Get the song digitally here: https://Betontod.lnk.to/ImWagenVorMir

Watch the trailer for the Bonus CD here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoghGlpEuVY

As another bonus for their loyal fans the band added »Trinkhallen Hits Vol.1« as second CD to the first edition of »VAMOS!«. They’ve always presented a true punk rock spirit that has allowed them to record songs from the 70s in their own BETONTOD style. All the songs everyone knows, but they’ve never been heard like that before and we can finally say: that’s the way we wanna listen to them! The »Trinkhallen Hits Vol.1« will definitely get you excited and will be something to talk about. The new songs will be as well part of the upcoming »VAMOS! Tour«, where the band will head on a 70s and 80s trip! And everyone is invited!

»VAMOS!« is available in these formats:

LP (black) in sleeve
BOX (2CD-DIGI, poster, flask, art print, patch)
2LP (pink + black splatter) + 2CD in sleeve
DIGITAL (standard & deluxe)

All formats are available for pre-order here: https://Betontod.lnk.to/Vamos



ITCHY – release remix and brand new music video for ‘Stuck With The Devil’!

Eislingen/Fils, Germany based punkrock heroes ITCHY have just released the GROSSSTADTGEFLÜSTER remix and also the brand new music video for their song ‘Stuck With The Devil’. The original verson of the song comes off their latest record »All We Know« which was released in July 2017 via Arising Empire.

Watch ‘Stuck With The Devil [Grossstadtgeflüster Remix]’ now here: https://youtu.be/wFz50bv6EGc

Get the song now here: https://Itchy.lnk.to/StuckWithTheDevil
Order »All We Know« here: http://geni.us/ItchyAllWeKnow



IMMINENCE – announce support bands for their EU tour in December 2018!

Alternative rock/metal outfit IMMINENCE have announced to be supported by BREATHE ATLANTIS and OUR MIRAGE on their headline run in December.

Watch the trailer here: https://youtu.be/ygtMLc5ckLo

The band released their label debut »This Is Goodbye« in spring 2017 through Arising Empire, followed by their own headline run, selected festival appearances plus another EU tour with (SharpTone Records) label mates ALAZKA and ACROSS THE ATLANTIC. The Swedish quartet recently toured throughout Germany, supporting German alternative metal high-flyers EMIL BULLS.


Presented by: SLAM, musix, TätowierMagazin, FUZE, metal.de
05.12.   D            Münster – Sputnik-Café
06.12.   D            Erfurt – Museumskeller
07.12.   D            Leipzig – Bandhaus
08.12.   D            Berlin – Musik & Frieden
09.12.   CZ          Prague – Nová Chmelnice
10.12.   A            Vienna – Chelsea
12.12.   CH          Zurich – Werk 21
13.12.   D            Munich – Backstage
14.12.   D            Frankfurt – Nachtleben
15.12.   D            Dortmund – FZW
16.12.   NL          Amsterdam – Melkweg
17.12.   F             Paris – Backstage By the Mill
19.12.   D            Stuttgart – clubCANN
20.12.   D            Hanover – Lux
21.12.   D            Hamburg – Indra Club 64
22.12.   D            Kiel – Pumpe

Tickets: https://bit.ly/2GBSeqk



ENGST – support MASSENDEFEKT on selected shows on their PAZIFIK TOUR 2018

The young pop rockers ENGST from Berlin have announced to support MASSENDEFEKT on their PAZIFIK TOUR 2018 on four selected shows! The band also announced their debut record, »Flächenbrand«, to be released this year! More information will follow soon.

»Pazifik Tour 2018«

02.11.  D         Bielefeld – Forum
03.11.  D         Bremen – Tower Musikclub
09.11.  D         Schweinfurt – Stattbahnhof
10.11.  D         Munich – Strom

More shows:
18.08.  D         Schwielowsee – Rock in Caputh
01.12.  D         Dusseldorf – zakk (w/ RODGERS, DATENSCHMUTZ)

Get the digital version of the »Engst« EP here: https://Engst.lnk.to/EP

More of ENGST:
‘Ohne Dich’https://youtu.be/FMiWCBtDiwc
‘Lila Wolken’https://youtu.be/ZO_IJWubP40
‘Auf Die Freundschaft’https://youtu.be/LeQaE0jvopg
‘Hymne Der Verlierer’https://youtu.be/6U57J1eAeKg



BETONTOD – release video of the new single ’BOXER’, feat. Graciano Rocchigiani

In the video clip, BETONTOD singer Oliver Meister climbs into the ring and fights against none other than former world and European professional boxing champion, Graciano “Rocky” Rocchigiani. The video for “Boxer” was shot in the Hamburg cult location “Zur Ritze” on the Reeperbahn, the former boxing pub.

Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/fUN1I47K8yg

Get the song here: https://Betontod.lnk.to/Boxer
Or stream it: https://open.spotify.com/user/nuclearblastrecords/playlist/6aw9wiedFzzhJiI96DhNhw

It’s a truly fitting place to get beaten up by Graciano Rocchigiani. “Oliver has a big heart and didn’t duck out“, says Rocky. “I really like the song, I even got some goose bumps“. And he won’t be the only one, every fan will be quite charged with emotion when they first listen to the new song “Boxer” and watches the great video.
A perfect appetiser for the upcoming BETONTOD full-length album “Vamos!“, that on August 31 2018 will be released as a deluxe edition including the bonus CD “Trinkhallen Hits Vol.1”, on which BETONTOD have covered many old German classics.

The five full-time musicians did their best to build on their previous successes with their predecessor “Revolution” (which hit #3 on the German charts). The boys haven’t lost any of their skill over the 28 years of band’s existence, but instead they’ve grown up.

We have been thinking about what makes us special,” says guitarist Frank Vohwinkel, explaining the new direction of the band. “Honest, clear music … In the end it just has to be punk again!” So get tuned in with the new video “Boxer” until the end of August – “Vamos!”, my friends!

A short making-of of the video is available here: https://youtu.be/CwG6N5e3xLU

»VAMOS!« is available in these formats:

LP (black) in sleeve
BOX (2CD-DIGI, poster, flask, art print, patch)
2LP (pink + black splatter) + 2CD in sleeve
DIGITAL (standard & deluxe)

All formats are available for pre-order here: https://Betontod.lnk.to/Vamos



VENUES – release the official making of ’Nothing Less’

Up and coming post hardcore connoisseurs VENUES have released the official making of their latest single, ‘Nothing Less’. Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/Z97Zhr5GpNo

The band just released their eagerly awaited debut album, »Aspire«, via Arising Empire last Friday.

In celebration of the release, the band had also released the official music video for the song ‘Nothing Less’https://youtu.be/uSSR0ekAQkY

Watch the official music video for ‘Fading Away’ feat. Chris Wieczorek (ANNISOKAY) here: https://youtu.be/jEeupPBGYo4
Watch the making of the video here: https://youtu.be/fMgkoMmiVgg
Get the song here: https://VENUES.lnk.to/FadingAway

Watch singer Nyves talk about the album title and its artwork: https://youtu.be/g4uSBzOFXwo
Watch Nyves talking about the album’s lyrics here: https://youtu.be/uz-FOv0iUe8
Watch the first single, ‘We Are One’https://youtu.be/qAd67X3Jglg
Watch the official making of here: https://youtu.be/CB7aHsKadgc

Recently the band announced to tour with DESASTERKIDS in September 2018.

presented by event.Magazin, FUZE, HeartCore, Ibanez, MoreCore.de & SLAM

13.09. D Stuttgart – Juha West
14.09. D Munich – Backstage
15.09. D Cologne – Tsunami Club
16.09. D Hamburg – MarX

The six piece hailing the state capitol Stuttgart has stirred up quite some dust over the past couple years since their inception in 2014 and made an impression both on record as well as live with their sweat-driven energetic live shows. Rocking an unique line-up within the genre and delivering emotional yet crushing songs, VENUES are bound to climb up the ladder in no time.

Commented the band: “We’re more than happy to be part of the Arising Empire family and couldn’t think of a better partner for our forthcoming debut album! This gon’ be big!”

»Aspire« is available via this link: https://VENUES.lnk.to/Aspire



DOUBLE CRUSH SYNDROME – release ’FULL CIRCLE’ movie trailer and announce new single for September

Andy Brings of Germany’s most rock n’ roll band, DOUBLE CRUSH SYNDROME, who achieved #48 in the official German album charts with their debut record »Die For Rock N’ Roll« (2017), is pleased to share the official trailer of his first movie ‘FULL CIRCLE – Last Exit Rock´n´Roll‘. Additionally to that the band will release their version of Billy Idol‘s ‘Rebell Yell’ in September!

Vocalist & guitarist Andy Brings says: “Of course, Rebell Yell is basically uncoverable, and of course we don’t care. Billy Idol is the king, but Double Crush Syndrome are also pretty damn good, and we’re very proud of our interpretation of the song. I produced it together with Uwe Hoffmann (DIE ÄRZTE, DONOTS, SPORTSFREUNDE STILLER and many more), my dear friend and mentor. He is also a king! We just found our flow, everything is beautiful, everything is love ….. now we turn it right up! MORE, MORE, MORE!”

Watch the official trailer for ‘FULL CIRCLE – Last Exit Rock´n´Roll’ now here: https://youtu.be/pbe9ewDB4NE

DOUBLE CRUSH SYNDROME recently announced their upcoming »Flash & Blood Tour 2018« which will take them throughout Germany, plus an accompanying EP release! The (previously only available digitally) »Flash & Blood« EP will be available for purchase in the form of a limited and extended CD (hand numbered and signed by the band!) at these shows. It can also be pre-ordered at Contra Promotion’s ticket shop, here: https://www.contrapromotion.com/kuenstler/double-crush-syndrome/ (“Ticket + CD Gutschein”)

Andy Brings stated: “Whatever I do, I always give my very best: Recording new music with DOUBLE CRUSH SYNDROME, producing my film debut »FULL CIRCLE – Last Exit Rock n’ Roll« etc. But nothing pushes me more than going on tour, entering a stage and giving E V E R Y T H I N G I’ve got for our fans! Love, sweat, face to face contact, that’s rock n’ roll! I can’t wait to get out on the road again!”

The dates read as follows:

»Flash & Blood Tour 2018«
15.09. D Essen – Zeche Carl
22.09. D Munich – Backstage
28.09. D Hamburg – Indra
29.09. D Berlin – Maze

‘FULL CIRCLE – Last Exit Rock´n´Roll’
A film by Andy Brings, Popo Chanel, Alexander Waldhelm and Jan Weiner

There are times in life where words and music are not enough. Dreams, hopes and desires are unbelievably visual things, and that’s why there will be the release of ‘FULL CIRCLE – Last Exit Rock ‘N’Roll’! Based on his story, Andy Brings and his team want to show what drives people who have a dream and do everything in their power to make it happen.
How do you deal with it when a dream suddenly turns into a nightmare, and from where do you get the strength to turn everything around again, to make your life “complete”, to bring it to its true purpose and give it its meaning. No matter what the individual small or big goal is. No matter how long it takes.
Brings‘ life was and is still like that. Love, passion, struggles, setbacks, lifeblood, success, defeats, fun and tears. But his dream of rock’n’roll came true. From starting out as a fan boy to touring with their heroes SKID ROW, without which Andy Brings would not exist. 30 years and more, never losing sight of the goal. Everything is possible, Brings is the living proof!
His story is your story. What are your dreams? Are you looking for your inner truth? Are you ready to give anything for it?
The film is an inspiration and an affirming force. Whatever you need. Don‘t let others change you. Go your way, no matter what they say. You will see: you are not alone!
The movie also features Brings’ friends and companions like the heavy metal queen DORO PESCH, all members of SKID ROW, the actress LIZ BAFFOE(Lindenstraße), SODOM-singer TOM ANGELRIPPER, MARCUS “THE DUKE” SAUK u.vm.

The film celebrates its premiere on September 12, 2018 in Essen’s Lichtburg