Starkult Newsletter: Online Newsletter KW15 (Part2)

April, 2018

Liebe Musikfreunde,

folgend findet ihr wie gewohnt unseren wöchentlichen Rundbrief, natürlich mit der Bitte um Verbreitung.

Wir wünschen Euch ein gutes Wochenende.

Dennis & die Starkult Crew

Le BUTCHERETTES – Neu auf Rise Records
CANE HILL - Live bei WWE’S NXT Takeover: New Orleans
ERIK COHEN - Im Herbst mit Album "III" weiter auf Tour
THE GARDEN - Live auf Arte TV
JILL BARBER - Neues Album "Metaphora" am 22. Juni bei Outside Musik
MAYDAY PARADE – Neu bei Rise Records
WESS MEETS WEST – Album VÖ und Dokumentation


Guadalajara-born and El Paso based garage punk band Le Butcherettes are excited to announce their signing with iconic punk/metal label Rise Records. In celebration of the news, the band has shared a new single, the pulse pounding “spider/WAVES”. For the new song, the band teamed up with iconic Talking Heads member Jerry Harrison [No Doubt, Violent Femmes, KD Lang] behind the board as producer.

Themes of internal and familial strife hang over “spider/WAVES”. A ticking time bomb of riffs clicks and clacks as vocalist Teri’s howling falsetto swings towards a searing screech. Appropriately, she dons a Chichimeccan warrior outfit in honor of her grandmother in the accompanying music video directed by award-winning duo Noun.

Watch the video HERE.

“Lyrically, it’s like this big delicious spider has its wave,” Teri elaborates. “In a way, we’re all caught in it. This thing wants to devour as much as it can, but you have to make sure you’re okay. You’re trying to protect yourself from something that wants to get in.”
Le Butcherettes have already spent most of 2018 on the road, recently completing a European run with At The Drive In and Death From Above. The band will join Hot Snakes in the US for a run of dates in May, with further UK dates expected for later in the year.

Over the past decade-plus since their inception, Teri and Co. have quietly been laying the groundwork for a statement of this magnitude. 2015’s A Raw Youth attracted acclaim from Consequence of Sound, Magnet, Classic Rock, and more. An infamous live force, the frontwoman defied house rules (and gravity), hanging upside down from the rafters at a storied Coachella set followed by stage-wrecking displays everywhere from Lollapalooza to Fun Fun Fun Fest. Handpicked to support Jack White, At The Drive In, Faith No More, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Deftones and more, Le Butcherettes have earned the blessing and anointment of rock’s vanguard. The band’s frontwoman joined iconic Garbage leader Shirley Manson and Brody Dalle on the cover of Nylon, while Iggy Pop, Henry Rollins, and John Frusciante immediately accepted invitations to collaborate. Spreading their influence into the mainstream, their song “Eli” soundtracked an episode of HBO’s True Detective, while “New York” became the theme for the 2015 World Series opener.
Les Butcherettes is Teri Gender Bender [vocals/guitar/piano], Alejandra Robles Luna[drums], Rikardo Rodriguez-Lopez[guitars/synth] and Marfred Rodriguez-Lopez[bass].


CANE HILL - Live bei WWE’S NXT Takeover: New Orleans



On Saturday, April 7, hard rock rising stars Cane Hill performed at NXT Take Over: New Orleans, as part of WWE's WrestleMania Weekend. The band opened NXT TakeOver with "It Follows," one of the event's Official Theme Songs, inside the sold-out Smoothie King Center in their hometown of New Orleans.
The band also performed with Halestorm frontwoman Lzzy Hale, playing NXT Superstar Ember Moon's entrance theme "Free the Flame" before her Championship match.

Watch the performances of "It Follows" and "Free the Flame".

Check out the band's interview with WWE here and photo with WWE's Executive Vice President, Talent, Live Events & Creative Paul "Triple H" Levesque here.

"Opening NXT TakeOver and doing an entrance theme with Lzzy Hale was downright the coolest experience we’ve ever had," said Cane Hill singer Elijah Witt. "It's amazing seeing NXT and underground metal joining together to make both worlds bigger than ever and we're just honored to have been a part of it."
Last month, it was announced that Cane Hill was selected as #NXTLOUD artist and their singles "Lord of Flies" and "It Follows" would serve as the Official Theme Songs for #NXTTakeover: New Orleans.

Both tracks appear on the band's second album, Too Far Gone, out now via Rise Records. Upon release, the album, which cultivates a sound that splits the difference between the thudding nu-metal of Korn and the squealing power grooves of Pantera, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart. It was recently selected by Loudwire as one of the best albums of 2018 so far, with the publication stating that we are "witnessing a piece of metal's future morphing in front of our eyes." recently spent the day with the band in its hometown, as well.

Press praise for Too Far Gone: "Too Far Gone is an incredibly focused record; cuts like 'Lord of Flies,' 'Hateful' and the title-track find a cohesive (and very appealing) sonic middle-ground between Slipknot, Pantera, Korn and Alice in Chains. There isn't an ounce of musical fat anywhere on the album — it's just one ripping riff and jugular-slicing hook after another." —Revolver

‘Sounds like Cane Hill will be making a noise like no one else in 2018’ - Metal Hammer

‘It feels as though Cane Hill have bottled that feeling and unleashed it to wreak havoc on this, their fantastically filthy sophomore album’ - Rock Sound

‘It’s a fascinating tumble down a wonderfully crooked rabbit hole’ - Kerrang!


ERIK COHEN - Im Herbst mit Album "III" weiter auf Tour

Neues Video "Belphègor"

Deutschsprachiger Rock im internationalen Soundgewand: ERIK COHEN mit drittem Album auf Tour!

Erik Cohen war seinen grenzenlosen musikalischen Ansätzen zum Trotz schon immer dem puren Geist des Rock verpflichtet. Dies kommt auf seinem aktuellen Album "III" nun auch in aller Deutlichkeit zum Tragen: Die Hosenbeine flattern wieder und das Nietenarmband hat auch noch lange nicht ausgedient. Uriger Metal trifft trotzige Hardcore-Anleihen, Alternative-Wellen türmen sich auf originären Punkrock eingängigster Prägung und breitbeinig-klassischer Stadionrock der späten Sechziger und frühen Siebziger Jahre wird keinesfalls verschmäht.

Kernige Leidenschaft, raue Intensität: Erik Cohen bringt ein weiteres, konstant auf höchstem Niveau rollendes Album. Frische Songs, die sich gerade live ihre individuellen Wege in Kopf und Beine bahnen.

ERIK COHEN Live 2018
27.04. Hagen a.T.W. - Stockrock
16.06. Marne - Stöfenpark Rock
04.08. Wacken - Wacken Open Air
25.10. Osnabrück - Kleine Freiheit
26.10. Leipzig - Naumanns
27.10. Nürnberg - Z-Bau
02.11. Dortmund - FZW
03.11. Köln - Gebäude 9
01.12. Flensburg - Volksbad *

Booking: RYL NKR GbR *

Tickets sind ab sofort an allen bekannten Vorverkaufstellen erhältlich, oder im Internet unter
* Tickets für den Tournee-Abschluss im Volksbad Flensburg via






Once again leaving genre boundaries in the dust, The Garden twins returned with ‘Mirror Might Steal Your Charm’ on March 30th, via Epitaph Records. Taking the audience away into a still unfathomed sound world and bringing back some of the scuzzier elements of their earlier work, the duo’s more guitar focused third album is another sublime slice of post-modern pop. Welcome back to a land that’s familiar, slightly out of sync, and a little bit unnerving.

Wyatt and Fletcher Shears (24) have been conceptualising their own style since well before the formation of the band in 2011. Described as auditory invaders of the new world; borderless, informed and decentralised, the duo represent a youthful punk scene in California with their DIY principles, thrift store-cum-glam fashion style and a vast list of influences. While 2013’s ‘Life And Times Of A Paperclip' offered a glimpse into their breakbeat-propelled world of electro-punk anarchy, it was their innovative Epitaph debut ‘Haha’ (2015) that proved them to be much more than style over substance, sadistically teasing all essences of musical genres into 17 wonderfully chaotic tracks.

The Garden strip off everything unnecessary about modern punk and get straight to the heart of it, consistently defying categorisation and breaking new ground with their own ‘Vada Vada’ philosophy, an idea that represents pure creative expression, disregarding all previously made genres and ideals. This is outsider music made from the inside, and when the multitude of sounds collide at pace, the results are spectacular. They performed 18 tracks exclusively for Arte TV, in the arena of Circus Franconi in Torcy, France. The full performance is live on air today.

Banana Peel
Call This # Now
Call The Dogs Out
Sad Face :(
U Want The Scoop?
All Access
Mark Yer Mark
This Can Build Us A Home
No Destination
Voodoo Luck
Make A Wish
A Message For Myself
Crystal Clear
Shameless Shadow
Red Green Yellow
All Smiles Over Here :)


JILL BARBER - Neues Album "Metaphora" am 22. Juni bei Outside Musik

Erste Single "Girl's Gotta Do"

JILL BARBER wird am 22. Juni ihr neues Album "Metaphora" via Outside Music veröffentlichen.

Aufgenommen in New York entstand "Metaphora" in Zusammenarbeit mit den Produzenten Gus Van Go (WHITEHORSE, ARKELLS, TERRA LIGHTFOOT), Werner F und dem mehrfach mit Platin ausgezeichneten und für einen GRAMMY nominierten Produzenten-Team LIKEMINDS.

In den vergangenen Jahren hat sie sich mit etlichen Alben weiterentwickelt, vom Folk zu Jazz, R’n’B,Soul bis zum Pop, die von MOTHER MOTHER-Sänger Ryan Guldemond mitgeschriebene Leadsingle "Girl's Gotta Do“ steht ab sofort zum Anhören bereit:

JILL BARBER kommentiert:
"Writing with Ryan was a big departure for me, and very exciting. He's extremely creative and not afraid to push my creative boundaries. The sessions became part songwriting and part therapy because I was writing about things that felt pretty raw; politics, sexism, being a mother. I started to realize that this was going to be a very different kind of album for me. I had more that I needed to say and Ryan helped bring that out with his uncanny knack for melody and song structure."

01. The Woman
02. Girl's Gotta Do
03. Hooked Your Heart
04. Bigger Than You
05. Mercy
06. Clumsy Heart
07. cage Without A Key
08. Love Is
09. Hold On

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MAYDAY PARADE - Neu bei Rise Records

Arbeiten an neuem Album fast abgeschlossen

Die US-amerikanische Rock-Band MAYDAY PARADE hat passend zur Fertigstellung ihres sechsten Studioalbums bei Rise Records unterschrieben!

Sänger Derek Sanders dazu:
"We are very happy to be teamed up with Rise Records for the release of our 6th full length album. Rise has done a fantastic job with their projects and it's clear that they are passionate about the music they help put out into the world. We appreciate the fact that they believe in our band still after all these years and we are so excited for everyone to hear what we've been working on. Thank you all!"


In den vergangenen zehn Jahren haben MAYDAY PARADE mehr als eine Million Alben verkauft. Vier ihrer Releases erreichten Zahlen von jeweils über 100.000 Einheiten, ihr bislang erfolgreichstes Album "A Lesson In Romantics" (2007) sogar über 500.000. Mehr als 60 ihrer Videos auf Youtube wurden über eine Million Mal angeklickt und allein in den USA beläuft sich die Anzahl der Streams auf über 350 Millionen.

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WESS MEETS WEST – Album VÖ und Dokumentation

WESS MEETS WEST Reveal A Light Within The Fracture Studio Documentary Part 1

New Album Out Now via Hassle Records
Listen / Purchase

New Haven, Connecticut four-piece Wess Meets West have revealed the first part of a studio documentary covering the recording of their impressive new album A Light Within The Fracture which is released today via Hassle Records.

The album is available to purchase / stream digitally and on limited edition vinyl now:

The band recently played a unique show beneath the beautiful starlit canopy of the Planetarium of New York’s Hudson River Museum, with an album release show later this month in New York and UK dates planned for later this year (see below for listing info).
The new record is the band’s third full-length studio offering, and sees them continuing their eclectic journey of musical self-discovery in typically ambitious style. Mainly known as purveyors of a defiantly optimistic strain of instrumental rock, the quartet began life as the project of lead guitarist Sam Stauff, and have now grown to incorporate elements of electronica and live programming into their sound.
“I think this album represents many feelings we collectively have as a band and as individuals,” explains Stauff of the concepts behind the new record “Be it feelings of hope, despair, joy – they’re all very visceral feelings towards life and the constant shifting that comes with it.”
Despite not yet playing a show on British shores the band have received a raft of praise for the album from UK media including Total Guitar, Kerrang! Radio, Classic Rock Magazine, Rock Zone Magazine, Primordial Radio, Punktastic, Already Heard, Heavy Blog Is Heavy, It Djents, Echoes & Dust and more.

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