The Inspector Cluzo Signs With Suicidal Records To Release “Gasconha Rocks”

French percussion/guitar duo The Inspector Cluzo has confirmed a union with Suicidal Records, the label founded by founding Suicidal Tendencies/Infectious Grooves frontman, Mike Muir, who will release The Inspector Cluzo’s fourth album “Gasconha Rocks” stateside this Winter.

The following press release was issued about the band and album:

“A band who prides themselves on maintaining such a badass style of funk without the installation of a bass player, The Inspector Cluzo formed in 2007 when their then current act’s four-stringer never showed up for practice, therefore initiating a lifelong goal of abusing and demoting bassists the world over.

“Boasting a fully DIY attitude and system in every aspect, the duo — guitarist/vocalist Malcom Lacrouts and drummer/backing vocalist Phil Jourdain — has handled their own management, booking, label and promotion since inception, even amidst their massively and steadily growing fanbase over the years. Their rampant live performances have been heavily documented online as the band has infiltrated over forty countries on tour to date, including massive festivals all over the globe, indisputably ranking them one of France’s most hard-touring bands.

“The members are also heavily involved in organic farming on their own land and are fighting for the respect and freedom of all the world’s diverse human cultures. The new album is talking about that and the respect to all farmers and people living from their ground working for the diversity of the world.

“Delivering a soulful explosion of funk-influenced classic rock with jacked-up intensity, The Inspector Cluzo’s fourth studio full-length, Gasconha Rocks, was recorded in full analog by the band on their old MCI mixing desk on their farm in Mont de Marsan, Gascony. The album’s diverse ten tracks capture the act’s most closely represented recording of their insanely energetic live show. Gasconha Rocks will see stateside release in February through Suicidal Records, with official releases in Australia and Asia to follow. A confirmed US street date and further details on the release will be confirmed in the coming days.”

You can also catch the abnd live with Suicidal Tendencies:

12/10/2013 Cains Ballroom – Tulsa, OK
12/12/2013 Mohawk – Austin, TX
12/13/2013 Backstage Live – San Antonio, TX
12/14/2013 House of Rock – Corpus Christi, TX
12/15/2013 Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX
12/17/2013 Strummer’s – Fresno, CA
12/18/2013 The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA
12/20/2013 Henry Fonda Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
12/21/2013 Ventura Theatre – Ventura, CA

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The Chariot Streaming "Music Of A Grateful Heart" Track Online

Atlanta, GA’s The Chariot recently posted the new track “Music of a Grateful Heart” on the band’s official Facebook page. The track is cut from the new vinyl LP version of The Chariot’s latest Good Fight Music release, “Long Live,” set for release on August 2nd. The digital and physical CD version of “Long Live” was originally released on November 22nd, 2010 and is the band’s fourth full-length album to date.

The new 180 gram weight vinyl LP comes with exclusive silk-screened, hand-numbered jackets. Hot Topic will exclusively carry a white version of the vinyl with black spatters, numbered 1 through 1,000. The Good Fight store, the band (on tour), and your favorite local vinyl retailer will carry black with white spatters, numbered 1,001 through 2000.

The vinyl will include a bonus track, “Music of a Grateful Heart,” previously available only on the limited edition 7-inch version. The track will also be available on iTunes and all digital outlets as a single track. Fans can pre-order the LP now by itself, or in a special bundle that includes a The Chariot t-shirt.

The band is currently on the road with the Scream the Prayer tour, also featuring Norma Jean, Sleeping Giant, War Of Ages, Close Your Eyes, Texas In July, I The Breather, The Great Commission, As Hell Retreats, and Sovereign Strength. See below for remaining dates on the tour.

7/14 Willmar, MN @ Sonshine Festival
7/15 Winnipeg, MB @ Garrick Centre
7/16 Willmar, MN @ Sonshine Festival
7/17 Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
7/19 Dayton, OH @ The Attic
7/22 McAllen, TX @ Las Palmas Racepark w/ The All Stars Tour
7/23 San Antonio, TX @ The Backstage Live w/ The All Stars Tour
7/24 Dallas, TX @ The Palladium w/ The All Stars Tour
7/25 Tulsa, OK @ Cains Ballroom
7/26 Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre
7/27 Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
7/28 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
7/30 Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
7/31 Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse

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Sleeping Giant Posts Teaser For "Kingdom Days In An Evil Age"

Christian metal act Sleeping Giant has posted a short video teaser online to promote its forthcoming new album. The new release, titled “Kingdom Days in an Evil Age,” is set for a July 12, 2011 release date through Ain’t No Grave Records. You can check out the album trailer, as well as some upcoming tour dates for the band, below.

7/5 Allentown, PA – Crocodile Rock
7/6 Baltimore, MD – Sonar
7/7 Charlotte, NC – Amos7/8 Douglasville, GA @ The 7 Venue
7/9 Jacksonville, FL – Murray Hill Theatre
7/10 Pratville (Montgomery), AL – The Blue Iguana
7/11 Little Rock, AR – Riverfront Pavilion
7/14 Willmar, MN – Sonshine Festival
7/15 Winnipeg, MB – Garrick Centre
7/16 Willmar, MN – Sonshine Festival
7/17 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
7/19 Dayton, OH – The Attic
7/22 McAllen, TX – Las Palmas Racepark
7/23 San Antonio, TX – The Backstage
7/24 Dallas, TX – The Palladium
7/25 Tulsa, OK – Cains Ballroom
7/26 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theatre
7/27 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
7/28 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
7/30 Tucson, AZ – The Rock
7/31 Pomona, CA – Glasshouse

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As Hell Retreats Gearing Up For "Scream The Prayer" Tour Dates

As Hell Retreats is gearing up to embark on the “Scream the Prayer” tour, which features a lineup of Christian metal bands. The act has now posted a video clip online showing how As Hell Retreats prepares for a tour. You can check out the clip below.

Norma Jean will be headlining the tour, alongside Sleeping Giant, The Chariot, War of Ages, Close Your Eyes, Texas In July, I The Breather, The Great Commission, Sovereign Strength, and As Hell Retreats. The trek kicks off on July 1st and runs through July 31st, and the currently announced dates are as follows:

7/1 Nashville, TN @ Rocketown
7/2 Bushnell, IL @ Cornerstone Festival (Not all STP bands on festival)
7/3 Bushnell, IL @ Cornerstone Festival (Not all STP bands on festival)
7/5 Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
7/6 Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
7/7 Charlotte, NC @ Amos
7/8 Douglasville, GA @ The 7 Venue
7/9 Jacksonville, FL @ Murray Hill Theatre
7/10 Pratville (Montgomery), AL @ The Blue Iguana
7/11 Little Rock, AR @ Riverfront Pavilion
7/14 Willmar, MN @ Sonshine Festival
7/15 Winnipeg, MB @ Garrick Centre
7/16 Willmar, MN @ Sonshine Festival
7/17 Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
7/19 Dayton, OH @ The Attic
7/22 McAllen, TX @ Las Palmas Racepark w/ The All Stars Tour
7/23 San Antonio, TX @ The Backstage Live w/ The All Stars Tour
7/24 Dallas, TX @ The Palladium w/ The All Stars Tour
7/25 Tulsa, OK @ Cains Ballroom
7/26 Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre
7/27 Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
7/28 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
7/30 Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
7/31 Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse

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Sleeping Giant Posts "Dead Men Walking" Music Video

Sleeping Giant is gearing up to release the band’s first album since joining forces with the newly formed Ain’t No Grave Records, as “Kingdom Days in an Evil Age” is scheduled to hit shelves on July 12th. The band has now teamed with MetalSucks to give fans their first glimpse at the new video for “Dead Men Walking.”Direct your browsers to this location to check out what the band has created.

Sleeping Giant is also set to hit the road in support of the new record, landing the direct support slot to Norma Jean on this year’s Scream the Prayer tour. Support on the trek will come from The Chariot, War of Ages, Close Your Eyes, Texas In July, I The Breather, The Great Commission, Sovereign Strength, and As Hell Retreats. Dates are as follows:

7/1 Nashville, TN @ Rocketown
7/2 Bushnell, IL @ Cornerstone Festival (Not all STP bands on festival)
7/3 Bushnell, IL @ Cornerstone Festival (Not all STP bands on festival)
7/5 Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
7/6 Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
7/7 Charlotte, NC @ Amos7/8 Douglasville, GA @ The 7 Venue
7/9 Jacksonville, FL @ Murray Hill Theatre
7/10 Pratville (Montgomery), AL @ The Blue Iguana
7/11 Little Rock, AR @ Riverfront Pavilion
7/14 Willmar, MN @ Sonshine Festival
7/15 Winnipeg, MB @ Garrick Centre
7/16 Willmar, MN @ Sonshine Festival
7/17 Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
7/19 Dayton, OH @ The Attic
7/22 McAllen, TX @ Las Palmas Racepark w/ The All Stars Tour
7/23 San Antonio, TX @ The Backstage Live w/ The All Stars Tour
7/24 Dallas, TX @ The Palladium w/ The All Stars Tour
7/25 Tulsa, OK @ Cains Ballroom
7/26 Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre
7/27 Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
7/28 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
7/30 Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
7/31 Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse

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