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Mortiis tour UK with Combrichrist! Also, first ever live Spotify gig!


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Following a wildly success European tour, Mortiis will once again team up with Combichrist for another round of dates in the UK this summer.

 “We haven´t played the UK in a while, it feels great to finally be able to get back over there and meet some old friends and hopefully gain some new ones,” said band namesake Mortiis.  “The European tour with Combichrist was a blast so we know this one will be too.

The Mortiis/Combichrist European tour took the two groups on a two month-long trek all throughout the continent.  During the tour, Mortiis offered fans a preview of the band’s newest material, which is starkly heavier and more aggressive than past offerings. 

Prior to the European tour, Mortiis was focused preparing  their latest releases, the upcoming full-length “The Great Deceiver” and “Perfectly Defect,” a free digital download unveiled October 10 at  ”

Tickets for the UK dates are available at

UK dates for Mortiis and Combichrist:

 Tue, June 28  Southampton, UK @ Talking Heads

Tue, June 29  Leamington Spa, UK @ The Assembly

Tue, June 30  Manchester, UK @ Academy

Tue, July 01  Glasgow, UK @ The Classic Grand

Tue, July 02  Nottingham, UK @ Rock City

Tue, July 03  London, UK @ Koko


Elly Jackson, from platinum-selling electro act, La Roux, will top the bill with a DJ set at the first UK gig to be streamed live on Spotify. The event is part of the Nissan Juke ‘Behind the Hit’ campaign to uncover new music talent. 

Taking place on Tuesday 5th April 2011 at London’s Koko, Nissan Juke has secured the recent Grammy award winners for Best Dance Album to perform alongside Delphic, The Naked And Famous and Pony Pony Run Run.

 Elly will play a DJ set including tracks a new recording Helly from Ben Daniels, who was specially selected as the winner of recent Nissan Juke ‘Behind The Hit’ competition. Both amateurs and pro music-makers alike were invited to mix their own tracks online, with Ben Daniels’ prize being the opportunity to record Helly with La Roux’s Ben Langmaid, in advance of the Koko event.

Those keen to watch the gig in real-time can either check it out on Spotify or go to

Commenting on the event, Andy Jackson, Online Marketing Manager Nissan GB says: “The aim of the ‘Behind the Hit’ competition was to find an uplifting song that sets the mood when you’re driving for a night out. We feel we’ve done that with Helly and look forward to the first public hearing at Koko and through Spotify.”

Jonathan Foster, General Manager Europe of Spotify, says: “Giving our users access to great live music in their own home is the next step in the Spotify experience. We hope to see many more in the near future!”

Ben Langmaid of La Roux said: “We’ve loved working with Ben Daniels and think his track will get a great reaction from the crowd on the night.”



Dead Island’s trailer theme hits iTunes!


The evocative Dead Island™ Trailer Theme composition is now available to download from the iTunes Store

The popular original musical composition from Dead Island’s blockbuster announcement trailer has today been released on the iTunes Store. Produced by Savalas, the “Dead Island Trailer Theme” by Giles Lamb (featuring Mairi Campbell, Peter Nicholson & Guido De Groot) was a perfect musical accompaniment to the emotional and haunting trailer.

Due to unprecedented demand, the theme is now available for purchase exclusively via iTunes for £0.79. Linkage.

Dead Island™, the upcoming gruesome zombie slasher by renowned developer Techland, combines first-person action with a heavy focus on melee combat, character development and customization of a vast array of weapons. All of these gameplay features are presented in a dark story inspired by classic zombie movies with a gritty and engrossing campaign that can be played with up to four players in co-op mode.

Set in an open world tropical island, hordes of different festering zombies await players around every corner while they embark on a variety of thrilling missions through the holiday resort. With firearms and ammunition being scarce the player must rely on utilizing found items as weapons for self-defense and fight off zombie hordes in intense melee combat. A diverse range of items can be collected and will later serve to transform the player’s ordinary makeshift weapons into serious instruments of destruction.

Dead Island will be released worldwide for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, the Xbox 360Òvideo game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC later this year.

Official website:


Lamb Of God to release ‘Iron Man 2’ track as single!


It’s been rather quiet on the LAMB OF GOD front of late, with the band back home in Virginia, taking some well-earned time off and preparing to begin work on their sixth studio album.

Now though, the US metal titans are back, with a crushing new single called ‘Hit The Wall’.

Avid fans may have spotted the track when it first appeared in the soundtrack to the official ‘Iron Man 2‘ video game, nestling amongst the sound of massive explosions. The reaction from fans to the song has been so positive, the band have decided to put it out officially and make it their next single.

Frontman Randy Blythe remarked, “Working on a piece of music specifically for the Iron Man 2 video game was a new challenge for us. A few of us are real game and comic fans, so the partnership with Sega has been really exciting.”

Fans can see some behind-the-scenes footage from the making of ‘Hit The Wall’ online at:

Hit The Wall’ will be available from any good digital retailer from February 27.