METALTALK TUESDAY ROUNDUP: SCHORR, SKUNK ANANSIE, SACRILEGE, CANDLEMASS.

4th FEBRUARY 2020

SARI SCHORR ANNOUNCES HER NEW LIVE ALBUM AND EUROPEAN TOUR

Sari Schorr ‘Live In Europe’ is to be released on 6th March. Recorded on her last tour, there are songs from her first two studio albums, with ‘Black Betty’ and ‘I Just Want To Make Love To You’ the reworked covers she does so well. A European Tour is also imminent – April UK Dates are below.

Sari tells us “The time had come for me to get a bit messy. Too much of my life was becoming cleaned-up in the carefully curated world of social -media where we retouch our faces and bodies and carefully edit our words. Recording a live album was a blunt attempt to fend off the perfectionism of the technological world.”

SKUNK ANANSIE ANNOUNCE 2020 UK HEADLINE TOUR DATES

After celebrating their 25th anniversary in 2019 with the release of the live album 25Live@25, British rock icons Skunk Anansie have announced their return to the road with a major headline tour starting in June 2020.

Having spent most of the past year on the road, touring across the UK and Europe which saw them visit 13 countries, headline festivals and receive some of the best reviews of their career, the band are now back for more with shows up and down the country.

Ticket presale opens on Wednesday 5th February and tickets go on general sale this Friday 7th February.

In further news, a new single ‘This Means War’ is out this Friday. Skin has also announced that her memoir, co-written by respected journalist and friend Lucy O’Brien, is due for publication in September 2020 by Simon and Schuster and available is to pre-order now.

SACRILEGE RELEASE NEW VIDEO AND ANNOUNCE FOUR NEW DATES

Sacrilege are the original-named NWOBHM band (1982-1987) who reformed in 2012 and whose most recent album ‘The Court Of The Insane’ was released August 2019 on Pure Steel Records.

As a build up to a German tour later in the year, Sacrilege has released the video of the title track from the album. ‘The Court Of The Insane’ was filmed in Italy by the Italian director and writer Marco Paracchini and can be seen here:

The first four concerts of 2020 are:

14 MARCH        BAR42, WORTHING

21 MARCH        THE MELBOURN ROCK, ROYSTON

18 APRIL           THE CARLISLE, HASTINGS

25 APRIL           THE CAVERN FREEHOUSE, RAYNES PARK

SACRILEGE are:
Bill Beadle – Vocals & Guitar
Neil Turnbull – Drums
Jeff Rolland – Bass
Paul Macnamara – Lead guitar (ex Salem)

CANDLEMASS ANNOUNCE EP RELEASE DETAILS AND SHARE BRAND NEW LYRIC VIDEO

Candlemass have announced the release of a masterful new EP, The Pendulum, due out March 27, 2020 via Napalm Records. Cut from never before heard unused tracks from the ‘The Door To Doom’ recording sessions, the title track is here for your enjoyment.

Leif Edling told MetalTalk “The Pendulum is about hard riffing, epic choruses and total delusion the fanatical way. It is in fact the last thing I wrote for ‘The Door To Doom’ album but didn’t have the time to finish it. Here it is in its grand/mad luster with a great mix by Niklas Flyckt and produced by Marcus Jidell. It is followed by 5 unreleased demos from the DTD sessions because the whole sha-bang was at first supposed to be a double effort but got trimmed down to a single album eventually.”

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