We are delighted to announce UK and European tour dates for Rise Above recording artists Astra. San Diego's masters of psychedelic progressive rock will be playing as main support to legendary UK band Anathema for the main part of their forthcoming European tour.
Following that, the guys will return to the UK in April 2013 for a string of headlining UK dates in conjunction with the excellent Prog Magazine. Main support for provincial shows will be the hotly tipped Purson, whilst main support for the London show will be Brighton's very own jazzy progressives Diagonal.
2012 October/November as guests to Anathema:
16th – Marseille, Le Cabaret Aleatoire (France)
17th – Barcelona, Apolo (Spain)
18th – Madrid, Joy Eslava (Spain)
19th – Porto, Hard Club (Portugal)
20th – Lisbon, Paradise Garage (Portugal)
21st – Seville, Custom (Spain)
22nd – Murcia, Gamma (Spain)
24th – Barakaldo, Sala Rockstar Live (Spain)
25th – Bordeaux, Barbey Rockschool (France)
26th – Rennes, Antipodel (France)
27th – Vauréal, Le Forum (France)
29th – Lyon, Transbordeur (France)
30th – Strasbourg, La Laiterie (France)
31st – Lille, Le Splendid (France)
1st – Osnabrück, Haus der Jugend (Germany)
2nd – Munchen, Theaterfabrik (Germany)
3rd – Berlin, Franz Club (Germany)
15th – Bristol, The Fleece
16th – Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms *
17th – Glasgow, King Tut's
18th – Manchester, Deaf Institute
19th – London, The Borderline
Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats sign to Rise Above Records and announce their first ever London headline show.
Having recently signed to Rise Above Records, Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats are scheduled to enter the studio on Halloween 2012 to record their third full length album. As yet untiled, it's scheduled for release around the time of their exclusive UK show at the Garage, London on Friday 22nd March 2013.
Upon signing to Rise Above Records, Uncle Acid states, “Rise Above is the perfect home for us. Its great to work with a label who are fully supportive of our psychotic musical vision. We've already locked ourselves in the cellar to work on strange new music which will be dumped on you all next year. ”
The popularity of this mysterious bunch initially stemmed from people discovering tracks uploaded by them to Youtube, without any other hype. Two extremely limited self-financed mail order only Cd-r's were released (Vol 1 & Blood Lust) and interest in the band grew rapidly.
A vinyl edition of Blood Lust was released by Rise Above Records in 2011, which sold out instantly. Demand for this vinyl edition of their second album set the record collecting market on fire, with first pressing copies fetching up to £700 on eBay.
Whilst the electrifying quality of their music is unquestionable, their true identity still remains a mystery. All of this is about to change when they are finally unveiled for this hugely anticipated performance.
” We look forward to finally bringing our shambolic show of misery and disappointment to the thugs and thieves of old London town. See you all in March for a night of madness!” Uncle concludes.
Special guests are much talked about London band Purson, who are currently putting the finishing touches to their also much anticipated debut album, The Circle And The Blue Door. It is due due for release on Rise Above Records late/early 2012/13. This most unique band have been keeping a low profile, locked away in the studio since their performance with Comus earlier in the year.
Tickets are on sale now and there are only 50 left, so act fast to avoid disappointment. They're available from the following link;
New items in stock
Regular vinyl editions of the mind-melting grease rock debut by British heavies Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell – Don't Hear it.. Fear it! Are on sale sale now. Special editions have all sold out.
Coloured and black vinyl editions of the awesome Blood Lust album by the UK cult known as Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats are currently on sale. They come in very nice front laminated flipback sleeves.
Ultra limited white vinyl press of the debut 7″ by Purson, Rocking Horse are currently in stock but will go fast.
Long overdue vinyl represses of the first three Witchcraft albums will be released towards the end of September.
All of the Orange Goblin albums that were released on Rise Above Records will be available on vinyl (some of which for the first time) very soon. First up will be Frequencies From Planet Ten and Time Travelling Blues.
Also coming before the end of the year will be the first ever vinyl edition of 1988 underground classic Sun Meditation by German doomed groovers Naevus.
We will also be working on nice vinyl reissues of the sHeavy albums that were released on Rise Above Records.
There are some truly amazing new albums scheduled for release during the first half of 2013. These include offerings from - Age of Taurus, Diagonal, Troubled Horse, Purson, Cathedral, Moss and Church of Misery.
New releases from Rise Above Relics
A few copies of the Die Hard (including two bonus acetate replica's) edition of Maiden Voyage by The (Original) Iron Maiden are still available.
Forthcoming releases include detailed reissues by Horse, Brân and Fusion Orchestra, as well as an amazing collection of never heard early-mid 70's material by former members of Coventry freakbeat legends The Sorrows. Rog & Pip (aka Roger Lomas and Pip Whitcher) have let us into their treasure trove of hard glam and proto-metal nuggets – Our Revolution will be released in early 2013.