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UK Punk Legends The Vibrators Get Back To Their Roots With Their Newest Album Punk Mania!

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UK Punk Legends The Vibrators Get Back To Their Roots With Their Newest Album Punk Mania!

Los Angeles, CA – The Vibrators, one of the only surviving UK punk bands from the class of 1977, make a storming return on fully charged batteries, bringing us Punk Mania – Back To The Roots, set to be released September 16th on Cleopatra Records! 14 killer reminders (plus 3 more on the CD) as to why Knox, Eddie & Co. have built a long, successful career on their razor sharp riffs and rousing hooks!

Check out the infectious rockers “Blackout,” “I Wish I Had A Gun,” and the neo-classic “Love Like Diamonds.” The CD version adds 3 bonus tracks including a rip roaring version of the Flamin’ Groovies classic “Slow Death” and lots more! Punk Mania – Back To The Roots stays true to its name. Expertly produced and mixed by original bassist Pat Collier, and featuring guest guitar on 5 tracks by Nicky Garratt of The UK Subs.

The band’s North American tour kicks off September 11th. Don’t miss them!

Punk Mania CD track list:
1. Retard
2. Blackout
3. Love Like Diamonds
4. No Sweat
5. Bleed To Death
6. The Ohio
7. She’s A Girl
8. Rats
9. Turn The Radio On
10. Harness
11. Just Be True
12. The Other Foot
13. I Wish I Had A Gun
14. Fix
BONUS TRACKS
15. Slow Death
16. Get Me A Beer
17. On My Way To Hell

The Vibrators 2014 USA Tour:

Thu. 11 Sept. POMONA (CA), Characters
Fri. 12 Sept. VENTURA (CA), Billy O’s
Sat. 13 Sept. LOS ANGELES (CA), Airliner
Sun. 14 Sept. SALENAS (CA), Casa Sorrento
Mon. 15 Sept. FRESNO (CA), Elverano
Wed. 17 Sept. SACRAMENTO (CA), Cafe Colonial
Thu. 18 Sept. SAN FRANCISCO (CA), Parkside
Fri. 19 Sept. RENO (NV), Ground Zero
Sat. 20 Sept. PORTLAND (OREGON), Flabtown
Sun. 21 Sept. SEATTLE (WA), Studio 7
Wed. 24 Sept. OMAHA (NE), Brothers
Thu. 25 Sept. MINNEAPOLIS (MN), The Cause
Fri. 26 Sept. LOMBARD (IL), Brauer House
Sat. 27 Sept. CHICAGO (IL), Red Line Tap
Sun. 28 Sept. MILWAUKE (WI), Charters
Mon. 29 Sept. DES MOINES (IA), Vaudeville Mews
Tue. 30 Sept. MISHAWAKA (IN), Smith’s Downtown
Wed. 1 Oct. PITTSBURG (PA), Belvedere’s
Thu. 2 Oct. CLEVELAND (OH), That’s Class
Fri. 3 Oct. LONG BRANCH (NJ), Brighton Bar
Sat. 4 Oct. BROOKLYN (NJ), Trash Bar
Sun. 5 Oct. BOSTON (MA), Midway Cafe
Mon. 6 Oct. PHILADELPHIA (PA), Dobb’s
Tue. 7 Oct. MURFSBORO (NC), Zakk’s
Thu. 9 Oct. BIRMINGHAM (AL), Zydeco
Fri. 10 Oct. ST. PETERSBURG (FL), Fubar
Sat. 11 Oct.MIAMI (FL), Churchill’s
Sun. 12 Oct. JACKSONVILLE (FL), Jack Rabbit’s
Wed. 15 Oct. NEW ORLEANS (LA), Siberia
Thu. 16 Oct. HOUSTON (TX), E. Downtown Warehouse
Fri. 17 Oct. DALLAS (TX), Three Links
Sat. 18 Oct. AUSTIN (TX), The Parlor
Sun. 19 Oct. TULSA (OK), The Yeti
Tue. 21 Oct. MIDLAND (TX), Blue Max
Thu. 23 Oct. PHOENIX (AZ), George + Dragon
Fri. 24 Oct. LAS VEGAS (NV), Double Down
Sat. 25 Oct. LONG BEACH (CA), Alex’s Bar
Sun. 26 Oct. LOS ANGELES (CA), Redwood Bar

To order the CD on Amazon: http://geni.us/1Sg0
To order the digital version on iTunes: http://geni.us/3P0P

Press inquiries:
Glass Onyon PR
Billy James
PH: 828-350-8158
glassonyonpr@gmail.com

CLEOPATRA RECORDS, Inc.
11041 Santa Monica Blvd #703
Los Angeles CA 90025
http://www.CleopatraRecords.com

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Punk Legends The Vibrators Celebrate 37 Years Of Punk Mania With New CD Release ‘On The Guest List’

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Punk Legends The Vibrators Celebrate 37 Years Of Punk Mania With New CD Release ‘On The Guest List’

Special guest appearances by members of Supersuckers, MC5, UK Subs, The Damned, The Stranglers, The Dickies and more!

Los Angeles, CA – One of the most legendary punk bands still bashing heads and flinging their sweat on stage, the Vibrators, are joined by a slew of VIP guests to celebrate 37 years of PUNK MANIA with the release of their new CD ‘On The Guest List’! To be released by Cleopatra Records on May 7, 2013, ‘On The Guest List’ features 13 all new tunes written and recorded by founding Vibrators members Knox and Eddie with longtime bassist Pete and engineering by original Vibrators bassist Pat Collier. Special guest appearances by members of Supersuckers, MC5, UK Subs, The Damned, The Stranglers, The Dickies and more!

Knox explains the origins behind the band’s new album, “The Vibrators’ drummer, Eddie, called me towards the end of 2011 and wanted me to come up with songs for a new Vibrators album. This would be the band’s 17th studio album of new songs, plus three old favorites. The idea was for us to perform the tracks and then guest artists would play an instrument or sing back-up vocals. The band duly went into Perry Vale Studios (owned by Vibrators original bass player Pat Collier) in March 2012 and spent a week or so producing tracks with myself and Pete (bass) singing the lead vocals. Over the years, the band has done a lot of recording with Pat so it all proceeded very well. Mixes of the songs were then sent off to various musicians either we knew (Chris Spedding, Hugh Cornwell, Campino, Leonard Graves Phillips, Walter Lure and Brian James) and others to see if they’d be interested in contributing to being ‘On The Guest List’ and this is the result.”

With a career lasting 37 years, vocalist/guitarist Ian “Knox” Carnochan, bassist Pat Collier, guitarist John Ellis and drummer Eddie originally formed the Vibrators in February 1976, and their first gig was supporting The Stranglers at Homsey Art College in North London. They supported The Sex Pistols at the 100 club and were one of the bands playing at the now legendary 100 Club Punk Festival, where along with doing their own set they supported guitar hero Chris Spedding. Chris, in turn, recommended the band to his then record label RAK. In early 1977, the band signed with Epic Records and supported Iggy Pop (with David Bowie on keyboards) on a UK tour. Their classic single “Baby Baby”, followed by their first album ‘Pure Mania’ which spent five weeks in the UK Top 75, peaked at number 49. Through the years, after a number of member changes, and numerous critically acclaimed, teeth gnashing, gob smashing releases, in March 2010 the Vibrators returned to being a three-piece: Knox (guitar/vocals), Pete (bass) and Eddie (drums). In their long career the Vibrators have toured with the likes of Iggy Pop, Ian Hunter, The Flaming Groovies, Die Toten Hosen, and have had their songs covered by The Exploited, UK Subs, GBH, REM, Die Toten Hosen, to name but a few. In 2010 the band did more than 130 gigs! Now in 2013, the Vibrators celebrate 37 years of making records and touring heavily with the release of ‘On The Guest List’. Get ready for many more years of PURE PUNK MANIA!

Says bassist Pete, “Making the album has been an exciting experience. We recorded our parts in London with Pat Collier and sent the tracks to the US where guest artists recorded their parts without any input from us. To collaborate this way is risky because, we as a band and songwriters, can have different views on how the songs should sound from the artist who adds their parts to our songs. But hearing the finished album, we are happy with the finished songs. Well done to all our guests.”

Tracks include:
“View From My Cadillac” featuring Walter Lure (The Heartbreakers)
“2nd Skin” featuring Chris Spedding
“Automatic Lover” featuring Ty Segal
“Every Dog” featuring Brian James (The Damned)
“Prisoner In The Mirror” featuring Wayne Kramer (MC5)
“Turn Up The Heat” featuring Tomomi Nabana (Detroit Seven)
“Rain To Town” featuring Hugh Cornwell (The Stranglers)
“Baby Baby” featuring Campino (Die Toten Hosen)
“Birdland Is Closed” featuring Ross The Boss (The Dictators)
“One More” featuring Tony Lovato (Mest)
“My Stalker” featuring Eddie Spaghetti & Dan “Thunder” Bolton (Supersuckers)
“Rock ‘n’ Roll Clown” featuring Bill Davis (Dash Rip Rock)
“The Ohio” featuring Nicky Garratt (UK Subs)
“Whips And Furs” featuring Leonard Graves Phillips & Stan Lee (The Dickies)
“Long Beach Police” featuring James Donovan & Lome Behrman (The Dead Tricks)
“Voodoo Eye” featuring Mickey Finn (Cold Blue Rebels)

Says Eddie, “Having completed the album there was a sense of dread that the guests would mess it up, but the finished result met with great approval. As usual, Knox’s songs were all great and he is always open to ideas and other people’s interpretations, so the recording was great fun. Pat always has an innate understanding of what we’re after and gives his time and ideas freely. Then of course Pete is a superb player and singer. What more could you ask for!”

In support of the release of ‘On The Guest List’ a worldwide tour has been scheduled throughout 2013 with stops in the States during the months of September and October. In closing Knox has this to impart, “I’d like to thank all of the people involved in the project including the people who turned us down – until next time!”

The Vibrators ‘On The Guest List’ CD worldwide release date: May 7, 2013 – Cleopatra Records

For streaming audio from the new album as well as tour information, please visit the digital press kit http://epk.theorchard.com/en/epk/presskit/published/3621″

To pre-order The Vibrators ‘On The Guest List’ CD: http://www.amazon.com/On-The-Guest-List-Vibrators/dp/B00BPRI6KS

For more information: http://www.TheVibrators.com

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com

CLEOPATRA RECORDS, Inc.
11041 Santa Monica Blvd #703
Los Angeles CA 90025
http://www.CleopatraRecords.com