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New album ‘Hollow Bones’ comes out June 10th

Pre-order now: www.hollowbones.earache.com 

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Long Beach, California’s RIVAL SONS have been announced as main support to BLACK SABBATH for what will be the heavy metal icons’ final world tour.

Due to kick off on January 20th in Omaha, Nebraska, the scheduled dates will take the band all across the USA and Canada, with more dates due to be announced soon.

RIVAL SONS lead singer Jay Buchanan comments:

“To have this opportunity is at first unfathomable and then flattering to know we’ll be in company with these bonfire legends each night. Thank you Black Sabbath.”

RIVAL SONS guitarist Scott Holiday comments:

“We couldn’t be more honored and excited to announce we’ll be supporting the legendary Black Sabbath on their upcoming world tour! This will take us to places we haven’t been yet and back to those places where we’ve made so many friends and fans. Here we go folks…Black Sabbath and Rival Sons coming to your town/city/country soon!”

Don’t miss RIVAL SONS on tour with BLACK SABBATH:


RIVAL SONS recently announced a 2-Disc Tour Edition of their critically-acclaimed 2014 album, ‘Great Western Valkyrie’, to celebrate the band’s upcoming European tour with DEEP PURPLE. After storming into charts around the world upon its release and being rated the number one album of 2014 by Classic Rock magazine, the album will be released on limited edition CD, including a bonus disc which features six unmissable bonus tracks.

Pre-order the ‘Great Western Valkyrie’ 2-Disc Tour Edition now on double CD from the Earache Webstore at http://www.earache.com/rs14

The album is also available to pre-order now on iTunes at http://bit.ly/gwv-tour-edition-itunes

Watch RIVAL SONS’ music video for the song “Electric Man” at http://bit.ly/1JX3qIY


Lorde, Elbow, Sting, Kate Bush, Of Monsters and Men & other artists confirmed in final line-up for Dalai Lama 80th Birthday album


UK, London, 24th July 2015 – Lorde, Elbow, Sting, Of Monsters and Men, Kate Bush, Peter Gabriel and other artists have all expressed their support for the Dalai Lama by contributing songs to a compilation album entitled Art of Peace: Songs for Tibet II that has been released on iTunes today.

The songs represent a celebration of the Dalai Lama’s philosophy of compassion and non-violence and peace. It is designed to focus people’s attention on the global significance of his teachings and the gift of Tibetan culture. Proceeds from the album will be used to help improve economic conditions for Tibetan refugees and facilitate cultural preservation projects.

The Art of Peace Foundation was also instrumental in organising the Dalai Lama’s appearance at Glastonbury this year – a project that took a number of years after the release of the Grammy nominated first Songs For Tibet album back in 2008 which was number one on iTunes around the world.

The artists themselves have all agreed to contribute tracks specifically to the new album as a gift to the Dalai Lama on his birthday. The full track list is as follows:

  • StingThe Book of My Life (Ostinato Mix)
  • Of Monsters and MenKing & Lionheart
  • ElbowLippy kids (Live from Manchester Apollo)
  • The Family CrestSparks (Glister Mix)
  • Kate BushWild man (with remastered shimmer)
  • LordeA world alone
  • Beyond (feat. Regula Curti, Dechen Shak-Dagsay, Sawani Shende-Sathaye & Tina Turner) – Mother Within (Ostinato Mix)
  • Duncan SheikSometimes
  • Howard JonesThings can only get better (acoustic version)
  • Bob Geldof – Baby’s Going Down
  • Rival Sons –  Sacred Tongue
  • The Crystal Method (feat. Meiko) – Falling Hard
  • Ed Prosek – Home (Chamber Mix)
  • Rupert Hine – You can’t be chased (Ostinato Mix)
  • Eleanor McEvoy – Deliver me (From What You Do)
  • Peter GabrielSignal to noise (Cut in Edit)


“This is the moment for musicians and the world to show their appreciation for the Dalai Lama, what he represents and the benefits received from his teachings. Getting the Dalai Lama to Glastonbury and producing this album is all part of a larger project to give back to the Tibetan community and ultimately preserve their culture” said Michael Wohl, executive director of the Art of Peace foundation and project originator.

The musical offerings have been coordinated by Rupert Hine, the renowned songwriter and record producer who has worked with hundreds of well-known artists over the years.

“Inspired to contribute musical gifts to the Dalai Lama – a wide range of artists have stepped up to mark the occasion. From the iconic Peter Gabriel, Sting and Kate Bush – through to contemporary powerhouses like Lorde, Elbow and Of Monsters and Men” said Rupert Hine.



Rockin’ Tromsø tonite! ‪#‎TopOfTheWorld‬




Friday 22nd May 2015 – Deep Purple today announce that ‘Rival Sons’ will be their very special guests on their European tour including a special London show at The O2 on Thursday 3rd December 2015. Tickets are on sale now, priced £50 and £54 (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk  or www.ticketmaster.co.uk


With elements of psychedelia and more than a nod to soul Rival Sons’ fifth album ‘Great Western Valkyrie’ stormed into the charts around the world on its release. It was rated the No.1 album of 2014 by Classic Rock magazine, a year that saw the band gain high-profile TV slots on Late Night with David Letterman and Later… with Jools Holland. Lead Vocalist Jay Buchanan, guitarist Scott Holiday, bassist Dave Beste and drummer Mike Miley, pride themselves on being the sum of their parts. They “want to give the people the rock and roll they deserve by keeping it honest, visceral, and dangerous”.  Scott Holiday said, “There’s only so many bands that can ACTUALLY occupy the limited space reserved for what we call LEGENDS (a term thrown around far to loosely these days). A band we can say without a doubt occupy this space comfortably is Deep Purple. I cut my teeth on those early records…Machine Head, In Rock…Made In Japan.etc. The musicianship, performances and sheer bravado is nothing short of LEVELING. Getting asked to jump on tour with em? Crazy crazy cool. Elated. Honored Including one of my most favorite players EVER. Mr.Steve Morse. I’ll assure you he will amply cover everything …and then some. We’re gonna have a blast watching these guys every night…but we’re gonna have an even better time burning that shit down and giving those audiences a little bit of our rock n roll every night. See ya out there.”

With an ever-increasing fan base, picking up new listeners around the world thanks to their drive to tour familiar and less-travelled places, it’s no wonder Deep Purple operate on fresh cycles of adrenalin. No resting on yesteryear. Deep Purple have released 4 studio albums since 1996, but that total is augmented by an abundance of solo work and special projects from all 5 band members.

Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Ian Paice, Steve Morse and Don Airey, Mark VIII of the band, continue to travel the scope of hard rock — the textures and nuances of recent works are anything but thudding retreads. If you set a random play setting for the band’s entire catalogue, the result is one of the finest musical outputs to grace rock music.

The latter-year Purple has moved progressively into new areas, piquing fans’ interest who were not born when the mighty Purple machine ruled the music world’s money trees. Their holy grail of ‘In Rock’ (1970) ‘Machine Head’ (1972) and ‘Made In Japan’ released in 1973 catapulted Deep Purple to the top in concert grosses and album sales around the world, with track ‘Smoke On The Water’ ascending to mega-status.

Having amassed so many songs that get coined under the “classic” moniker, setlists have been a never-ending debate among diehards and newer fans especially with the new edition of ‘NOW WHAT ?!’ The Number one and top ten album across the globe.

But Deep Purple have been more than in synch with fans’ tastes to remain a powerful drawing force since their formation in 1968.

These days, happy faces reside from both the stage and audience. When the music is this good, smiles reign supreme.


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