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ROMANO NERVOSO: The ‘Godfather of Spaghetti Rock’ Announces Album and Tour with DANKO JONES | Watch the Video for New Single ‘WILD BOY’ featuring DANKO JONES

“Romano Nerovos is the point where punk rock and pop meet. The New York Dolls do Marc Bolan… early AC/DC go boogie-woogie…”

Fronting an Italian-Belgian band with a wide range of influences, in just a few short years Romano Nervoso has tore up the live music scene at full speed. From local bars and taverns to some of the biggest concert venues and festivals in Europe. Having proven himself the undisputed ‘Godfather of Spaghetti Rock’, with his charismatic onstage presence and unmistakable style he is without question a worthy addition to any venue.

With three studio albums already under his belt and having turned up the heat at some of the best summer music festivals, opening for artists such as Johnny Hallyday, Triggerfinger, Band of Skulls, The Datsuns, The Sonics, King Khan & The Shrines and many more, the time has come for Romano Nervoso to take centre stage with the hugely anticipated arrival of new album – The Return of the Rocking Dead – due for release worldwide in March 2020 on Mottow Soundz.

Leading the charge into the New Year, however, is the release of lead single ‘Wild Boy’, featuring the vocal talents of none other than Danko Jones. A self-confessed die-hard fan and supporter of the band, at his request, the band will also tour in January with the great man across Belgium (see list of dates below).

Romano Nervoso’s The Return of the Rocking Dead is released worldwide in March 2020 on Mottow Soundz, but you can watch their brand-new video for their first single ‘Wild Boy’ – featuring none other than the Rt Hon. Danko Jones himself – right here,


22/01/20 – Het Depot – Leuven, Belgium
24/01/20 – De Kreun – Courtrai, Belgium
26/01/20 – De Casino – Sint Niklass

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AMFEST Returns + Announces Line-Up ||| Deafheaven, Zeal & Ardor and More!

Hailed as one of Europe’s most respected indoor festivals, Barcelona’s annual celebration of instrumental/experimental post-rock and metal returns for its 8th edition!


This October, AMFest, the events arm of Barcelona’s much-loved Aloud Music Ltd returns for another special instalment in its live celebration of instrumental/experimental post-rock and metal.

Having brought together thousands of people over the years, 2019 will play host to the festival’s eighth edition and over four days will showcase some of the world’s biggest and boldest with bands such as Deafheaven, Zeal & Ardor, Alcest, Pelican, Touché Amoré, Daughters, Brutus and so much more. As AMFest member, Mau Barbazza, explains:

“It’s always been a special event for rock and metal lovers in Barcelona. We have massive festivals that happen every year who we obviously can’t compete with in terms of budget, but we’ve always tried to be different and give people what others don’t – we’ve always championed an artistic coherence and vision based on our own personal tastes.”

For over a decade, Aloud Music Ltd, has forged an inseparable bond between themselves, the artists they support and the fans that follow their Aloud Philosophy. Flying the flag of honesty in a business infamous for selling passion for quick profit, Aloud has constantly strived to be different from the get-go. In 2008 they not only embraced free downloading but actively promoted it through their website for all their back-catalogue releases, making it an indispensable portal for those interested in their history and output.

“Each yeah we try to put together a festival that we’d love to go to,” continues Mau. “Not only in terms of bands but also coolness, comfort, affordable prices and good vibes. Barcelona is a beautiful city, with centuries of history that will leave many open-mouthed. We’re just here to enhance it all with the addition of amazing music.”

AMFest will take place between 10-13 October 2019 at Fabra I Coats, Barcelona. To purchase your tickets for the festival visit

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HORSEBURNER: Hard Hitting Road/Riff Merchants Return With New Album + Tour Dates | Stream and share new song ‘HAND OF GOLD, MAN OF STONE’

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Together since 2008 and borne from the wild Appalachian green of West Virginia, Horseburner has never cowered from hard toil. From performing their first live show, self-recording and releasing two EPs (2009’s Dirt City and Strange Giant in 2013), putting on an inaugural tour in 2011 and releasing their debut full-length album, Dead Seeds, Barren Soil in 2016, the band has quite simply, done it all themselves.

Having played hundreds of shows over the past decade, performing alongside acts such as Torche, Weedeater, Goatwhore, Obituary, Corrosion of Conformity, The Obsessed, Karma to Burn and Bell Witch, in 2017 the band reissued their debut album through Hellmistress Records, which quickly reignited that song writing/recording flame, resulting in the gift of new music.

This year, as well as hitting the road for a monster Summer/Fall Tour of the US, the band join forces with Ripple Music, the California-based record label and world leader in Heavy Rock, Stoner, Doom and Heavy Psych to bring you the hard rocking yield of that fruitful and inspired year. The official worldwide release of their brand-new album, The Thief. As the band explains:

“We are thrilled to finally be putting out new music after almost three years and several member changes, and we can’t wait for people to hear, ‘Hand of Gold, Man of Stone’. It was the first song we finished for this new album, and we think it really sets the tone for what’s to come this summer when the full album is released. It’s loud, it’s aggressive, it’s a little weird… It’s also the shortest song. Brevity has never been our strong suit, but there is a much larger story waiting to be told, and this song is just one chapter. We’re even more excited to be teaming up with Ripple Music for the new record. We love so many bands on their roster, it’s such a well curated label. We’re honoured to be joining the Ripple Family, and honestly, that’s what it feels like, a family.”

Ahead of the release of Horseburner’s new album The Thief on 9th August on Ripple Music, stream and share new song ‘Hand of Gold, Man of Stone’ here –


2/8 – Richmond, VA – Wonderland
3/8 – Beckley, WV – Melody’s
23/8 – Athens, OH – Casa
24/8 – Youngstown, OH – Westside Bowl
25/8 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
27/8 – Canton, OH – Buzzbin
5/9 – Huntington, WV – V Club
6/9 – Johnson City, TN – Hideaway
7/9 – Charlotte, NC – Skylark
8/9 – Jacksonville, FL – Jack Rabbits
9/9 – Miami, FL – Las Rosas
11/9 – Savannah, GA – El Rocko
12/9 – Athens, GA – Caledonia Lounge
27/9 – Toronto, ON – Bovine Sex Club
5/10 – Pittsburgh, PA – Gooski’s
6/10 – Buffalo, NY – Electric Avenue
7/10 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Desperate Annie’s
11/10 – Brooklyn, NY – The Well
12/10 – Wilmington, DE – Oddity Bar
13/10 – Baltimore, MD – The Depot
29/11 –Marietta, OH – Adelphia

SALEM’S BEND: LA-based Psych Trio to Release New Album, Supercluster

“It’s the power of bands like Salem’s Bend that keeps rock and roll vibrant in 2016. It shows us new sonic highways and unveils new futures. That’s why we keep digging deeper and deeper, all for the love of fuzz.”

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Ripple Music is thrilled to announce the release of Supercluster, the brand-new album from LA-based rock trio Salem’s Bend.

Cutting their teeth in various outfits over the years, after idly deciding to crawl into a garage one day, three unassuming dudes emerged into sunlight as a mighty hard rock triumvirate skilled in the execution of maximum Sabbath, Priest and Zeppelin worship…

…for on this day, Salem’s Bend was born.

Running an aural gamut of ’70s-sounding classic rock with the influence of melodic heavy-hitters from the contemporary realms of desert, doom metal, psych and stoner rock, the band coalesced in the summer of 2014 with the intention of turning heavy riffs into the catchiest of tunes. With seven songs eventually making the cut on what would become their self-titled debut, the trio earnestly self-released their efforts via Bandcamp, and in doing so caught the ear of Ripple Music. Garnering some early praise one reviewer commented on just how well the band managed to, “Forge their own searing, raucous guitars; intense, deep bass; and athletic, punctuated stickwork around some of the most intelligently interesting melodies to float through the stonersphere in quite some time.”

Salem’s Bend subsequently signed with Ripple, who gave their debut a worldwide release on vinyl, CD and digital in 2016. Since then, they have been taking their hard-hitting live performance on the road, touring every few months around the Western US and Canada and playing festivals such as SXSW, More Beers in Hell, Vantopia, and many more.

This May, thanks to the good folk and fellow Californians at Ripple, Supercluster – Salem’s Bend eagerly awaited follow-up to Salem’s Bend – will receive an official worldwide release on 24th May. In the meantime, you can stream and share new song ‘Spaceduster’ via Ripple Music and catch the band across Europe (see dates below) as they tour in support of the new record.


02/05 – TBA – Leeds, UK
03/05 – TBA – Birmingham, UK
04/05 – Desertfest – London, UK
08/05 – Muziekcentrum Kinky Star – Ghent, Belgium
09/05 – Don’t Panic Essen – Essen, Germany
10/05 – MTS Records – Oldenburg, Germany
11/05 – Stereo Wonderland – Cologne, Germany
12/05 – Db’S Utrech – Utrecht, Netherlands
13/05 – Pallieter Cafe – Herselt, Belgium