2014 has been a busy year for Voodoo Six, having completed a headline UK tour in March, followed immediately by a European tour as Special Guests of UFO, and a slot supporting Scott Stapp at the Electric Ballroom, London.
Summer shows included a packed Bohemia tent at Sonisphere Festival and support to The Winery Dogs on their sold out shows in Wolverhampton and London at the personal invitation of Mike Portnoy.
The end of the year sees Voodoo Six play at The Forum in London as Special Guests of Accept, followed by a main stage slot at Planet Rockstock in early December.
The band is presently working on a new album to be released in 2015.
In 2013, Voodoo Six released Songs To Invade Countries To, which continues to be critically acclaimed, and were main support on arguably the tour of the year: the legendary Iron Maiden’s ‘Maiden England’ European tour, a tour which comprised 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.
A stunning new video for live favourite Stop, filmed and recorded live on the Iron Maiden tour has just been released, now viewable on the band’s YouTube channel, along with promos for Lead Me On, Falling Knives, Your Way, and Sink or Swim.
The latest album Songs To Invade Countries To was the follow-up to their 2010 album Fluke?, released through Classic Rock magazine’s Powerage Records and mixed by uber studio engineer Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Aerosmith, Metallica, Jimmy Page).
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 featured 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.
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 founding member Tony Newton commented after the tour: “This was 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 by being chosen to support Iron Maiden on those dates.
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.”