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2013 has been a landmark year for Voodoo Six
Not only did they release a new album Songs To Invade Countries To, which continues to be critically acclaimed, but they also featured as main support on arguably the tour of the year: the legendary Iron Maiden’s ‘Maiden England’ European tour
28 shows in 18 countries in arenas, stadiums and festivals, playing to an estimated 300,000 people and culminating in a sold-out show at the O2 Arena in their hometown of London
The new album Songs To Invade Countries To is the follow-up to their 2010 album Fluke?, which was released through Classic Rock magazine’s Powerage Records and mixed by uber studio engineer Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Aerosmith, Metallica, Jimmy Page), boasting the talent of brand new vocalist and front man Luke Purdie.
Songs To Invade Countries To consists of 11 tracks mixed by Tony Newton & Pedro Ferreira (The Darkness, Enter Shikari, Therapy?) and mastered by Ade Emsley (Iron Maiden, Steve Harris). The album was recorded & mixed at Steve Harris’ Barnyard Studio UK and released worldwide on May 27th on Spinefarm/Universal, the same date V6 started their mammoth European trek with Iron Maiden.
The album release was preceded by single Sink Or Swim on March 4, and features remixed versions of three songs from the hugely successful Falling Knives digital format EP, which reached number 2 in the Amazon chart and was on Planet Rock radio’s ‘A’ playlist for over 6 weeks.
A new single and live favourite Your Way has just been released, with a stunning promo video now viewable on the band’s YouTube channel, along with promos for Falling Knives and Sink or Swim.
The Iron Maiden tour came at the perfect time for the band, having just completed what they felt was their strongest album yet.
Iron Maiden founder and bassist Steve Harris commented: “I’ve been keeping an eye on Voodoo Six for a while now and they’ve produced a cracking new album with real promise. It’s great to support true British up and coming talent such as theirs and it’ll be a pleasure to have them out with us on tour.”
Voodoo Six vocalist Luke Purdie added: “This is a huge deal for us and an amazing opportunity to support arguably the most iconic band in metal history. We came up with the album title ‘Songs To Invade Countries To’ ages ago since we’ve been wanting to get our music across to European shores for a long time – but it’s been made a reality now that we’ve been chosen to support Iron Maiden on these dates. It’s going to be a very exciting year!”
Voodoo Six founding member Tony Newton commented after the tour: “It’s been such an amazing experience, the reception each night has been simply overwhelming. Maiden and their crew have treated us so well. This tour has become the best and most exciting time of our lives so far. We were absolutely thrilled to be added to the London show, having been so busy constantly touring all of Europe, it was a great feeling to give the UK a chance to see what we’ve been up to.”
The band’s plans for 2014 include a comprehensive UK tour, following successful shows this year at London’s Garage and Underworld, selected venues around the country, and a major invasion of Europe and beyond to revisit territories they encountered on the Maiden tour, and some new ones not yet visited.
A Selection of Press Quotes
“Suddenly everything’s come together. There’s groove, pace, power, insistent songs and some stunning musicianship. These are outrageously catchy anthems that prove Voodoo Six now have what it takes to be massive.”
8/10. Malcolm Dome, Metal Hammer
“Voodoo Six come bearing a hard, dusty-desert-driving dose of crunch’n’rock. Passion and technical proficiency isn’t lacking, impressive solos and cool off-beat rhythms kick out in the rugged but rich sound they purvey.”
Polly Glass, Classic Rock
“One of the UK’s finest musical products of recent years, Voodoo Six is currently flying high. Class dripping from every note, the band fires a continuous fusillade of great riffs and addictive licks, and Purdie consolidates his claim as one of the UK’s very finest hard rock vocal stylists.
Expect STICT to be topping those end-of-year best-of polls all over the place. Outstanding.”
9/10. Harry Paterson, Powerplay
“This really is an impressive album. I already knew that Voodoo Six are a great live band, so it's nice to see that their albums are just as impressive.”
“British rockers Voodoo Six are back with a bang.”
7.5/10. The Midland Rocks
“STICT is completely solid throughout. There’s plenty of hard and heavy rocking numbers to thrill and satisfy. Yet it’s full of creativity, structure and wonderful melodies. An early contender for one of the albums of the year.”
9/10. Planet Mosh
“The record gets right to the point from the off, with catchy vocals, and a few violently beautiful guitar solos, of which we see right throughout the album. It’s true to say that not everything that glitters is gold, however it seems that some lucky prospector has found a thick vein of the rich stuff here.”
8/10. Bring The Noise
“A killer album, some of the best Hard Rock/Metal that the UK has produced in recent years.”
“The whole album is a triumph, you will struggle to find a better riff-laden heavy rock offering this year.”
4/5. Get Ready To Rock
“Voodoo Six are doing things right. If you don’t come away from it gurning with enjoyment then rock is not for you.”
4/5. Fortitude Magazine