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BLUES PILLS – Announce Artsy Contest!

BLUES PILLS – Announce Artsy Contest! - 2014-05-28

2014-05-28 - Up and coming multicultural blues rockers BLUES PILLS have announced a painting contest for their fans! The task is to paint the band or a bandmember of choice - the winner will receive a huge BLUES PILLS fan package! Surf to http://www.nuclearblast.de/bluespills-contest for full info! The deadline of the contest is July 21, 2014!

BLUES PILLS recently released the first single, 'High Class Woman', off the band's upcoming self-titled debut album. Surf to http://smarturl.it/HighClassWoman

The lyrics of the song can be found as a handwritten piece of paper below.

The first limited edition of »Blues Pills« will also include a special bonus DVD which will feature the band's entire gig at 2013's installment of renowned German "Hammer Of Doom" festival as well as a video interview with Streetclip.TV - see tracklist below. A teaser video for the DVD can be viewed at this location: http://youtu.be/sTnVPajBWHo
DVD (Live @ Hammer Of Doom 2013):
01. Bliss
02. Dig In
03. Devil Man
04. Little Sun
05. Mind Exit
06. Astralplane
07. Black Smoke
+ Video interview with Streetclip.TV
The ten tracks of »Blues Pills« will also feature a cover version of the CHUBBY CHECKER classic 'Gypsy'.

“It's a song everyone in the band liked and we used to play it on our soundcheck. Slowly it worked itself into our set list, and now it's going to be on our debut album as well. Back in the days lots of bands covered each other to honor the other artist, and they did it with their own touch on it. Some examples are, JIMI HENDRIX 'All Along the Watchtower', JANIS JOPLIN 'Tell Mama', 'Summertime' and 'Ball and Chain', or JOE COCKER 'With a Little Help From My Friends', everyone was doing it with the right reason. For us, we want to honor CHUBBY CHECKER and also bring it back to life by doing the cover version the BLUES PILLS way. Hopefully people like both versions and, yeah, it's just a killer tune.“ - BLUES PILLS

Produced by renowned Don Alsterberg (GRAVEYARD), »Blues Pills« is set to be released July 25 in Europe and August 5, 2014 in North America via Nuclear Blast.

»Blues Pills« can now be pre-ordered in various formats at this location: http://media.nuclearblast.de/shoplanding/2014/Blues-Pills/blues-pills.html

»Blues Pills« Tracklist:
01. High Class Woman
02. Ain't No Change
03. Jupiter
04. Black Smoke
05. River
06. No Hope Left For Me
07. Devil Man
08. Astralplane
09. Gypsy (CHUBBY CHECKER cover)
10. Little Sun

The cover art was created by legendary artist Marijke Koger-Dunham – find the artful piece below/attached.



Commented the band: „The artwork is by the incredible artist Marijke Koger-Dunham. She painted it sometime in the late 60ies, and because we were looking for some 60ies inspired artwork, we thought “what could be better?” For us, it is a representation of the balance of life, as shown in all the symbolism of natural dualities such as darkness and light, sun and moon, life and death, etc. It shows how opposite forces are interconnected and compliment each other to form a whole. Besides that, it just looks absolutely amazing!“



The band will be playing the following open air events this summer:


29.05.2014 DE Out & Loud Festival, Geiselwind

30.05.2014 DE Freak Valley Festival, Netphen-Deutz

31.05.2014 CZ Metalfest, Plzen

06.06.2014 SE Sweden Rock Festival, Sölvesborg

07.06.2014 DE ARD Box Event, Schwerin
8.06.2014 DE Rock Hard Festival, Gelsenkirchen

21.06.2014 DE Metalfest Loreley, St. Goarshausen

22.06.2014 FR Hellfest, Clisson

27.06.2014 NO Steinkjerfestivalen, Steinkjer

04.07.2014 NO Skanevik Blues Festival, Skanevik

10.07.2014 CH Montreaux Jazz Festival, Montreaux
11.07.2014 AT Clamrock, Klam
12.07.2014 AT Lovely Days Festival, Wiesen

17.07.2014 LT Devilstone Festival, Vilnius

24.07.2014 CH Blue Balls Festival, Luzern

25.07.2014 IT Totem Psychfest, Rome
26.07.2014 DE Wilwerath Rock City, Wilwerath

28.07.2014 UK St. Pancras Old Church, London
31.07.2014 DE Burg Herzberg Festival, Breitenbach am Herzberg

01.08.2014 DE Krach am Bach, Beelen

02.08.2014 DE Labertal Festival, Schierling

07.08.2014 NO Oya Festivalen, Oya
09.08.2014 SE Getaway Rock Festival, Gävle

14.08.2014 DE Summer Breeze, Dinkelsbühl

16.08.2014 PT Sonic Blast, Moledo Do Minho

22.08.2014 CH Open Air Gränichen, Gränichen


23.08.2014 NO Parken Festival, Bodo

More to be announced soon!




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