Of Mice & Men share video for ‘Pain’ and detail new album ‘Cold World’

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Of Mice & Men have shared a video for their new track, “Pain.”

The song is lifted from the band’s fourth studio LP, Cold World, scheduled for release on the 9th of September via Rise Records.

You can watch the promo clip for “Pain” below and receive an instant download of the track when you pre-order the new album here.

Of Mice & Men have previously revealed that Cold World will feature a contribution from a 14 year old fan named Cassy. The teenager has terminal brain cancer and her handclaps will be heard on the album.

Say OM&M: “The relationship and history between Cassy, Austin Carlile and the band has been a rich one over the years. Today was a much needed day for Cassy, her mom, cousin and family, as was it for all involved.

“Today was a day to forget all the stresses and problems of the world and to be surrounded by nothing but pure love, happiness and joy. Today Cassy was disease-free – today Cassy was ‘living the dream.'”

Cold World is produced by David Bendeth, who the band also worked with on previous album Restoring Force.

The track listing for Cold World is:

Of Mice and Men Cold World cover01. “Game of War”
02. “The Lie”
03. “Real”
04. “Like A Ghost”
05. “Contagious”
06. “-”
07. “Pain”
08. “The Hunger”
09. “Relentless”
10. “Down The Road”
11. “+”
12. “Away”
13. “Transfigured”

Of Mice & Men will return to Europe for a series of tour dates in September and October. Confirmed shows are as follows:

Sep 30th: Birmingham O2 Academy, UK
Oct 01st: Manchester O2 Apollo, UK
Oct 03rd: Nottingham Rock City, UK
Oct 04th: Newcastle O2 Academy, UK
Oct 07th: London O2 Forum, UK
Oct 09th: Cardiff Great Hall, UK
Oct 11th: Paris Trabendo, France
Oct 12th: Utrecht Ronda, Netherlands
Oct 13th: Cologne Live Music Hall, Germany
Oct 15th: Frankfurt Batschkapp, Germany
Oct 16th: Munich Kesselhaus, Germany
Oct 17th: Stuttgart LKA Longhorn, Germany
Oct 19th: Solothurn Kofmehl, Switzerland
Oct 20th: Vienna Arena, Austria
Oct 21st: Leipzig Taubchenthal, Germany
Oct 23rd: Berlin Columbia Theater, Germany
Oct 24th: Hamburg Grosse Freiheit 36, Germany
Oct 25th: Antwerp Trix, Belgium

Of Mice and Men 2016 European tour poster

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Rise Records bought by BMG in multi-million dollar deal

Rise Records BMG

The Portland, Oregon based rock and metal label Rise Records has been bought by BMG according to a report at Music Business Worldwide.

Rise Records was founded in 1991 by Craig Ericson and is home to the likes of Of Mice & Men, The Devil Wears Prada and PVRIS, as well as new supergroup Teenage Time Killers. The two parties have reportedly agreed a multi-million dollar deal.

The move makes BMG the UK’s fifth biggest record company following it’s recent acquisitions of UK-based label Infectious, the US-based Vagrant Records and catalogue specialist Union Square Music.

The deal sees BMG fully acquire Rise, but the label will continue to be run by Ericson from Rise’s existing Portland offices. BMG will provide back office functions and give Rise artists access to its international network.

Craig Ericson, President of Rise Records, said, “I’m thrilled to work with BMG and I know Rise Records and its bands will benefit greatly from this new partnership.”

BMG CEO Hartwig Masuch said, “BMG continues to invest in the future of the music business.

“We believe music offers tremendous potential – provided you recognise the rules of the game have changed.

“An innovative company like Rise Records is an ideal match for BMG.”

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Teenage Time Killers ‘Greatest Hits Vol.1’ to launch in July!

TTK Group Shot

Following months of speculation, anticipation and outright misinformation, Teenage Time Killers have announced that their debut album, Greatest Hits Vol.1, will be released on the 31st July via Rise Records.

The supergroup are spearheaded by core members Reed Mullin (Corrosion of Conformity), Mick Murphy (My Ruin, The Birds Of Satan) and producer John “Lou” Lousteau.

The trio are joined across the albums’ 20 tracks by punk, rock and metal luminaries such as Jello Biafra, Randy Blythe of Lamb of God, Dave Grohl and Pat Smear of Foo Fighters, Nick Oliveri, Matt Skiba of Alkaline Trio, Corey Taylor of Slipknot and Stone Sour, Tommy Victor of Prong and Danzig, Lee Ving of Fear, Mike “IX” Williams of Eyehategod, Mullin’s Corrosion of Conformity band mates Mike Dean and Woody Weatherman, Karl Agell and many, many more.

All the instrumental tracks on Greatest Hits Vol. 1 were recorded at Dave Grohl’s 606 Studios in Northridge, CA. The album was produced by John “Lou” Lousteau, Reed Mullin and Mick Murphy, and engineered and mixed by John “Lou” Lousteau at 606.

Pre-orders for the album are live now at Teenage Time Killers’ merch store, or via iTunes. Those ordering via iTunes will get an instant download of album track “Hung Out To Dry”, which you can hear a preview of below:

The full track list for Teenage Time Killers’ Greatest Hits Vol.1 is:

Teenage Time Killers album cover“Exploder”
Vocals: Reed Mullin
Featuring Pat Hoed (Bass), London May (Drums)

“Crowned by the Light of the Sun”
Vocals: Neil Fallon
Featuring Jim Rota (Guitar), Dave Grohl (Bass)

“Hung Out to Dry”
Vocals: Randy Blythe
Featuring Mike Schaefer (Guitar), Dave Grohl (Bass)

“Power Outage”
Vocals: Clifford Dinsmore
Featuring Dave Grohl (Bass)

“Ode to Hannity”
Vocals: Jello Biafra
Featuring Mike Dean (Bass)

Vocals: Matt Skiba
Featuring Brian Baker (Guitar)

“The Dead Hand”
Vocals: Reed Mullin
Featuring Woody Weatherman (Guitar), Dave Grohl (Bass)

Vocals: Corey Taylor
Featuring Dave Grohl (Bass)

“Plank Walk”
Vocals: Pete Stahl
Featuring Greg Anderson (Guitar), Dave Grohl (Bass)

“Time to Die”
Vocals: Mike IX Williams
Featuring Greg Anderson (Guitar)

“Days of Degradation”
Vocals: Tommy Victor
Featuring Dave Grohl (Bass)

Vocals: Tairrie B. Murphy
Featuring Dave Grohl (Bass)

“Big Money”
Vocals: Lee Ving
Featuring Pat Smear (Guitar & Bass), London May (Drums)

“Devil in this House”
Vocals: Karl Agell
Featuring Dave Grohl (Bass)

“Say Goodnight to the Acolyte”
Vocals: Phil Rind
Featuring Jason Browning (Guitar), Dave Grohl (Bass)

“Ignorant People”
Vocals: Tony Foresta
Featuring Greg Anderson (Guitar), Nick Oliveri (Bass)

“Son of an Immigrant”
Vocals: Johnny Weber
Featuring Brian Baker (Guitar)

“Your Empty Soul”
Vocals: Aaron Beam

“Bleeding to Death”
Vocals: Vic Bondi
Featuring Dave Grohl (Bass)

“Teenage Time Killer”
Vocals: Trenton Rogers
Featuring Greg Anderson (Guitar), Pat Hoed (Bass)

It’s safe to say that here at Skin Back Alley we can’t wait to hear more from TTK. Watch this space!!

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Teenage Time Killers pen deal with Rise Records – see our exclusive photos!

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John “Lou” Lousteau, Reed Mullin and Mick Murphy at Studio 606, Photo (C) Tairrie B. Murphy

Teenage Time Killers (YES kids, there is actually an “s” in the title!) have inked a deal with Rise Records to release their debut album.

Masterminded by core members Reed Mullin (Corrosion Of Conformity), Mick Murphy (My Ruin/The Birds Of Satan/Chevy Metal/Neanderthal) and John “Lou” Lousteau, Greatest Hits Vol.1 is expected to appear in early 2015.

The album was produced by John Lousteau and mastered by Jason Livermore at The Blasting Room. Mixing and the recording of all instrumental parts took place at Dave Grohl’s famed Studio 606 in Northridge, California on the legendary Neve mixing board which was the central focus of Grohl’s acclaimed documentary film Sound City: Real To Reel.

Teenage Time Killers is a supergroup of legendary men (and one woman) from the metal and hardcore scenes who, together and apart, contributed their considerable talents to creating what is sure to be one of the most anticipated albums of 2015.

Reed&Mick TTK@Studio606 Photo by TairrieBMurphy
Reed Mullin and Mick Murphy recording at Studio 606, Photo (C) Tairrie B. Murphy

If you’re not yet convinced (what’s wrong with you?!), check out the extraordinary and star studded list of guest artists below (in no particular order):

Corey Taylor (Slipknot/Stone Sour)
Randy Blythe (Lamb of God)
Neil Fallon (Clutch)
Vic Bondi (Articles of Faith)
Phil Rind (Sacred Reich)
Jason Browning (Righteous Fool & HR)
Jim Rota (Fireball Ministry)
Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters/Nirvana)
Tommy Victor (Prong/Danzig)
Jello Biafra (Guantanamo School Of Medicine, Dead Kennedys)
Karl Agell (COC/King Hitter)
Clifford Dinsmore (BL’AST!)
Tairrie B. Murphy (My Ruin)
Pete Stahl (Scream/Goatsnake)
Greg Anderson (Goatsnake/Sunn O)
Matt Skiba (Alkaline Trio)
Brian Baker (Minor Threat/Bad Religion)
Pat Hoed (Brujeria/Nip Drivers)
London May (Samhain/Danzig/Legacy/Tiger Army/Son Of Sam)
Mike Schafer (Blatant Disarray)
Aaron Beam (Red Fang)
Lee Ving (Fear)
Mike Dean (COC)
Woody Weatherman (COC)
Pat Smear (Foo Fighters/Nirvana/Germs)
Mike “IX” Williams (Eyehategod)
Nick Oliveri (Kyuss/Queens of the Stone Age)
Tony Foresta (Municipal Waste/Iron Reagan)
Trenton Rogers (Chaotic Justice)
Johnny Weber (The Ghost Of Saturday Night)

It’s safe to say that here at Skin Back Alley we’re more than just a little excited to hear the results of this extraordinary project. Here’s to early 2015!

Mick Tairrie Reed Photo by John Lousteau
Mick Murphy, Tairrie B. Murphy and Reed Mullin at Studio 606, Photo (C) John “Lou” Lousteau

Greg John Mick Reed TTK@Studio606 Photo by TairrieBMurphy
Greg Anderson, John “Lou” Lousteau, Mick Murphy and Reed Mullin at Studio 606, Photo (C) Tairrie B. Murphy

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Of Mice & Men to release deluxe edition of ‘Restoring Force’

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Of Mice & Men are to release a deluxe edition of their last album, Restoring Force.

The new version of the LP will feature three new tracks and an acoustic version of the band’s single “Feels Like Forever.”

The previously unreleased songs are titled “Broken Generation”, “Something To Hide” and “Never Giving Up”, and are set to appear in the new 2CD package being made available as a foil-stamped digipak.

Restoring Force: Full Circle will be released on the 23rd of February via Rise Records, with Of Mice & Men touring the UK starting in March.

Mar 26th: Southampton Guildhall
Mar 27th: Bristol O2 Academy
Mar 28th: London O2 Academy Brixton
Mar 30th: Glasgow Barrowlands
Mar 31st: Newcastle O2 Academy
Apr 02nd: Nottingham Rock City
Apr 03rd: Birmingham O2 Academy
Apr 04th: Manchester Academy

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